Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
NAIL Bruce A. Age 81, of Horseheads, died on Friday, September 23, 2005, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on December 22, 1923 in W. Moshannon, PA, a son of Herbert and Beryl Nail. Bruce is predeceased by his infant son John, brother Robert and sister Naomi Reese. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara Roff Nail; son and daughter-in-law James and Karen Nail of Williamson, NY; daughter Nancy Lyke of Newark, NY; granddaughter Sherry Lynn (Kevin) Mount of Golden Valley, MN; grandsons, James (Tracy) Nail of Fairport, NY, Adam (Carolyn) Nail of Greenwood Lake, NY; sisters-in-law, Willadene Liddick of Elmira, Marie Robinson of Candor, Beverly (Richard) McComb of Sonoma, CA; brothers-in-law, Willard (Shirley) Roff of Hampstead, NC, and Richard Reese of Big Flats; daughter-in-law Sandra Nail of Fairport, NY; 4 great-granddaughters, Brinah, Raizel, Shifrah and Shainah Mount; along with many nieces and nephews. Bruce served his country in the U S Marines Corps during WWII; engaging in the Okinawa Campaign. He was a member of the Marine Air Wing Squadron 7. He served as an Elmira Policeman for 5 years before working with the U S Postal Service, retiring after 31 years of service. Bruce was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, American Legion Post #154 and a charter member of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department. An ardent golfer, Bruce was a member of the Corning Country Club for over 30 years. Family and friends may call at the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Road, on Monday, September 26, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m., with Reverend Betsey Crimmins officiating. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York 18430 or First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
NARSH –GERALDINE SAID NASAKAITIS, age 86 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Monday November 24, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Geraldine was born October 12, 1928 in The Town of Catlin, NY the daughter of the late Clare and Jennie McDermott Narsh. She worked at Narsh's Country Store and later attended Jean Summer's School of Business. Geri married her first husband, Robert Said, in 1949 and he pre-deceased her on June 7, 1976. She worked at The Corning Fabric Store and Foodmart in Corning prior to working at Corning Glass retiring as an Accounting Clerk. In addition to her parents, Geri was also pre-deceased by her sister Jeanette DeSisto. She married her husband, Frank Nasakaitis, on October 9, 1988 and they recently celebrated their 26th Wedding Anniversary. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. She was happiest in the kitchen or behind the sewing machine and she loved her VW Beetle. Geri and Frank traveled all over the world enjoying many countries and making many new friends. Geri is survived by her husband Frank; daughters and sons-in-law: Jill & Les Lewis of Horseheads, NY and Gwen & Ron Moshier of Catlin, NY; Frank's children: Frank W. & Rose Nasakaitis of Elmira Heights, NY, Patricia & Jon Breux of Elmira, NY, James & Emilia Nasakaitis of Herndon, VA, Mary & Paul Yoder of Horseheads, NY, John & Dawn Nasakaitis of Elmira, NY, Nancy & Chris Zizzi of Yorktowne, VA; 16 grandchildren and several great grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Friday November 28, 2014 from 6-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday November 29, 2014 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Geri will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers, and those wishing may remember Geri through memorial contributions to The Food Bank of The Southern Tier 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/27/2014
NEAL MARIE J. CLARK
Marie J. (Neal) McLean Age 80 of 308 Tifft Avenue Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday May 17, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marie was born May 27, 1925 in North Union, PA the daughter of the late Warren and Velma Porter Neal. She married her first husband, James H. McLean, who pre-deceased her on December 12, 1988. She was also pre-deceased by her parents, her brother Kenneth Neal, her sisters Arlene Neal Impson Watkins and Martha Louise Neal Impson and her twin grandsons Joseph and Benjamin McLean. Marie was a retired cafeteria manager at Gardner Road School in Horseheads, NY. She married her second husband, Gordon L. Clark, on November 17, 1990. Marie was an active and devout member of The Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads and was a volunteer at The Zim Center for several years. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Marie is survived by her husband Gordon L. Clark; daughter and son-in-law: Janice and Mark Peterson of Clay, NY; sons and daughters-in-law: James and Kathy McLean of Lansdowne, PA and Jerry and Kathy McLean of Cicero, NY; grandchildren: Timothy (Stacey) Peterson, Natalie Peterson Greaney & Ed Greaney, Noelle Peterson Flickinger & Harold Peterson, Jeffrey (Christina) Peterson, Brandon (Julie) McLean, Jennifer McLean, Jody Beth McLean, Bethany McLean, Janeen McLean, Michael McLean, and Emily Rose McLean; great grandchildren: Shannon Flickinger, Joshua Peterson, Sean Flickinger, Kaitlyn McLean, and Nathan James McLean; brother-in-law; Robert Watkins of Millport, NY; step-children: Carol & Wayne Robinson of Elmira, NY, Barbara Clark of Horseheads, NY, Thomas & Cindy Clark of Horseheads, NY and Brad & Sue Clark of Big Flats, NY; several step grandchildren, step 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, NY on Tuesday May 23, 2006 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Mrs. Clark's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Jeremiah L. Ayers officiating. Marie will be laid to rest next to her first husband James H. McLean in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Marie through memorials to The Calvary Baptist Church Current Pastoral Library 209 Gardner Road Horseheads, NY 14845.
NELSON, Harry A., age 73 of Troy RD 2, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, April 19, 1972, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Friends may call the Barrett Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Edgar L. Kinner. Burial atMaple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads at convenience of family. Survived by stepdaughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Kelly of Elmira; step-grand-daughter, Mrs. Loretta Gunderman of Elmira; step grandson Thomas J. Earle of Elmira; great grandson, Charles A. Gunderman of Elmira; half-brother, Stanley Gott, of Florida and Francis Gott of Maryland; half-sisters, Mrs. Eloise Lattin of Horseheads and Mrs. Margaret Karpinski of Elmira. He was a retired employee of W. M. Spiegel Sons. He was the widower of Sadie Benjamin Nelson.
NESTOPOULOS Nicholas M. Nestopoulos
Age 83, of Butler Ave., Horseheads and formerly of Ithaca, passed away Mon. Mar. 21, 2011 at home. He was born in Greece and was a longtime restaurateur having owned and operated the Cosmopolitan Restaurant in Ithaca for many years. He is survived by his wife, Bessie of Horseheads; son, Matthew Nestopoulos of Greece; stepdaughters, Christina and Georgia; brothers and sister, Pavlos (Alexandra) Nestopoulos of Auburn, NY and Ellias (Amalia) Nestopoulos and Matula of Greece; special nephew, Ike (Margie) Nestopoulos; and sister-in-law, Maria Nestopoulos all of Ithaca, NY; as well as several nieces and nephews and extended family members in both Greece and the United States. Nick was also predeceased by his brother, Demos. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs Mar. 24 from 10-11:00 a.m. where his service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with burial service in Maple Grove Cemetery.
NEWBURY Richard H. "Dick"
Age 76, of Horseheads, died peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital after a short illness and with his family by his side. Dick was born July 22, 1931, a son of the late Harry and Alice Vanderhoof Newbury. He is survived by his loving wife of 28 years, Elizabeth Crenshaw Newbury of Horseheads; children, with their spouses, Dan and Sharon Newbury of South Waverly, PA, Steve and Diane Newbury of Waverly, NY, Rhoda and Christopher DeSanto of Elmira, Gary and Julie Schock of Waverly, NY, and Ron Silkman of Rochester, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Joan Newbury of Deland, FL, Ernie and Mary Kellogg of Horseheads, Miles Kellogg of Waverly, NY, Keith Kellogg of Waverly, NY, and Harry and Leah Newbury of Johnson City, NY; sister, Carol Ann Newbury of Lounsberry, NY; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Dick is predeceased by his previous wife, Helen Orshall Newbury; daughters, Sherrie Sullivan and Jill Sigal; and sisters, Jill Johnson, Vickie Wright and Yvonne Stewart. Dick was retired from Westinghouse, where he had 37 years of service. One of Dick's passions was the searching for and collecting of antique tools and fire hydrants. He was an experienced woodworker and well known as the neighborhood handyman, always willing to help his neighbors with their projects. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, August 30, 2007 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, August 31, 2007 at 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Robert Sherburne officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Donations in Dick's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Dick's family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to all the physicians and staff on 7ICU, 2ICU and 5 Main at the Robert Packer Hospital for their dedicated care of our husband and father. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/29/2007.
NEWELL - STEVENS, Nancy K. (Newell)
Age 62, of 314 Lynhurst Ave., Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Wed., May 14, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Nancy was predeceased by her husband, James Stevens in 2003. Her surviving family includes her four children, Mike Spoore of Virginia, Billy (Cathy) Spoore of West Palm Beach, FL, Tim Spoore of Horseheads, NY, Jean (Chris) Gill also of Horseheads, NY; mother, Lillian Newell of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Heather, Kay and Samantha Spoore, Katlyn, Hailey and Colin Gill; siblings, Linda (Red) Robinson of Elmira, NY, Jerry (JoEllen) Newell of Horseheads, NY, Jim (Frieda) Newell of Horseheads, NY; several other extended family members, stepbrothers and stepsisters, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; and dear friends including aunt, Anna Briggs; and dear K-9 pal "Jack". She was also predeceased by her sister, Roberta Pritchard. Nancy was a longtime cashier at the Horseheads Do-it-Center. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, May 18, 2008, from 1 - 3:00 and 5 - 7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Monday, May 19, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anne L. Mowery officiating. Interment will follow beside her late husband, Jim, in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/16/2008.
NEWTON Mary A. CRATSLEY, age 59, of Fassett, PA died very unexpectedly Friday, September 3, 1999 as the result of an automobile accident. She was born January 30, 1940 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Henry and Alice (White) Newton. She was born January 30, 1940 in Corning, NY, the daughter of Henry and Alice (White) Newton. Mary attended the east Lindley Baptist Church. For many years she was a cake decorator and baker of Lights Bakery in Elmira and was presently employed by the Marriott Cleaning Service. She is survived by her husband of 19 years, Stanley; son, Stanley R. “Bo” Cratsley of Sayre, PA; step-daughters, Dani Cratsley and Kathy Cratsley, both of Elmira, NY; brother Leon (Karen) Newton of Painted Post, NY; sister, Judy (Duane) Magee of Elmira, NY; four step-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home September 8 with the Rev. James Boris officiating and internment to be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY.
NICHOLS Benjamin P. "Ben"
69, originally of Horseheads, NY died in Binghamton, NY on June 2, 2013. He was born on August 8, 1943 in Elmira, NY to Philo and Lelia (Ayres) Nichols. Mr. Nichols was raised and educated locally, graduated from Odessa-Montour Central School, and served in the Army Reserve. He is survived by his beloved sister, Arlene Neale of Vienna VA, with whom he lived for many years. Also surviving him are daughters Laurie Fuller of Newfield, NY; Heidi Nichols of Norman, OK; Robin Nichols of Freeville, NY; son Benjamin Nichols, Jr., of Midland, VA; and several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his parents, as well as siblings Bruce Nichols, Virginia Vazzana, Philo Nichols, Jr., and Geraldine McGuire. Ben was loved and will be dearly missed. He was buried next to his brother Bruce at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY on June 7, 2013. Star Gazette – August 3, 2013
NICHOLS Leonard M.
Age 45 of Wellsburg, NY died on Tuesday September 28, 2010 as the result of a fishing accident. Leonard was born on February 3, 1965 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Leonard M. and Helena R. Price Nichols Sr. He was a Cook at Friendly's Restaurant in Horseheads, NY and worked at Legends Bar and Grille in Elmira Heights, NY. Lenny loved Hunting, Fishing and the outdoors. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Lenny is survived by his daughter Jennifer Talmage of Erin, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Paul and Colleen Burdick of Wellsburg, NY; grandson Paul Burdick; granddaughters: Kiley and Kallie Burdick; Loving Companion Cindy Burdick; brothers and sister-in-law, Fred Cosier, Alvin and Marilu Burkholder; sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma Heath of Elmira, NY; Lena and Bob Garris; Judy and John Hampton; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including lifelong special friends Bill and Karen Whitford, Clifford Luther and Wayne Weller. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday October 3, 2010 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM. Lenny's Funeral Services will be held on Monday October 4, 2010 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family would like to invite everyone attending to a gathering at the Wellsburg Fire Department at 1pm following the burial to celebrate Lenny's life. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 1, 2010
NICHOLSON Frank Nicholson
Frank Nicholson, 74, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, Corning and Hornell, died Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are with Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Corning Leader – May 24, 2013
NOBLE Ronald R. Age 54, of Southport and formerly of Horseheads, NY, died after an extended illness on Saturday, December 23, 2006, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was the son of Louis J. and Emma A. Lubnow Noble. He was a dedicated employee of St. Joseph's Hospital for 34 years and was a proud recipient of the Oppy Award in 1993. He will be remembered as an avid NY Yankee Fan and faithful friend to his feline companion, Chloe. Ron was predeceased by his father, Louis in 1964. Surviving Ron is his loving wife of 11 years, Mary Beth Grosvenor Noble of Elmira, NY; sons, Cullen Zukas of Avon, CO, and Christopher Zukas of Elmira, NY; mother, Emma A. Lubnow of Elmira, NY; brothers, Donald (Karen) E. Noble of Cortland, NY, William (Barb) L. Noble of Horseheads, NY; aunt, Minnie Brick of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law, Nancy Fletcher of Durham, ME; father-in-law, David Grosvenor of Freeville, NY; sisters-in-law and their spouses, Laurie, Lynne, Christine, Andrea, and Renee; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. The family will welcome friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, between the hours of 2 and 6 p.m. Ron's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Deacon George Welch. Ron will be laid to rest on Thursday, December 28, 2006, at 11 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Ron may do so through St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901, Josh Palmer Foundation, PO Box 3225, Elmira, New York 14905 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
NORTON - TURNER Mabel L.
Age 86 of 543 Chambers Road Horseheads, NY died on Thursday November 8, 2007 in Louis, Virginia. Mabel was born October 17, 1921 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of the late Harold Watson Norton and Rebecca Maude Smith Norton. Mabel married her husband, Jack L. Turner, on May 28, 1939 and he pre-deceased her on April 28, 2003. Mrs. Turner was also pre-deceased by her daughter-in-law, Marlee I. Bennett Turner, who died on January 8, 2006 and her sisters-in-law Betty Turner Mullaney and Thelma Turner Seaman. Mabel was a member of The Catlin United Methodist Church. She retired from Trayer Products in Elmira, NY after several years of dedicated service. Mabel loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mabel is survived by her son: Jack E. Turner of Horseheads, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Cheryl Darlene & Donald Carr of Hollis, Maine and Janice S. & Russell Eshelman of Bumpass, Virginia; 10 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, and 4 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Virginia & Robert Bates of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY Tuesday November 13, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Turner's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday November 14, 2007 at 11 AM with the Rev. Deb Roe officiating. Mabel will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Jack L. Turner in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mabel through memorials to The Catlin United Methodist Church 402 Chambers Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Tompkins Corners Volunteer Fire Department 420 Chambers Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/10/2007 - 11/11/2007.
NOVICK Joyce M. Lee
Age 71 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday January 29, 2012. Joyce was born June 16 , 1940 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward (Nowaczyk) Novick & Dora Grover Novick. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Anthony Nowaczyk and by her sister Kathleen Brown. Joyce is survived by her husband Robert E. Lee; her children: Bonnie (Scott) Perry, Teresa (Gary) Kamas, and Robert (Belinda) Lee; grandchildren: Andrew Kamas, Scott Perry, Angela (Brian) Hovencamp, Jeffrey Perry, Amie (Dustin) Spaulding, Brandon Lee, Adam Kamas, and Justin Lee; great grandchildren: Jacob Spaulding and Hailey Hovencamp; brothers and sister: Floyd Nowaczyk, Edward Novick, and Phyllis Zazynski; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday February 1, 2012 from 7-9 PM and on Thursday February 2, 2012 from 11 AM to 12 Noon. Mrs. Lee's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 Noon with Rev. Scott Kubinski officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – January 31, 2012
NOWACZYK Anthony R. "Tony"
Age, 76, of Grand Central Ave. and Wygant Road and formerly a longtime resident of Briarcliff Drive, Horseheads, died after a brief illness, On Nov. 30, 2011. Tony was born July 6, 1935 in Elmira, NY, to Edward and Dora Novick. He was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Mary (Kinch) Nowaczyk in 2007. His surviving family includes his sons and daughters-in-law, Scott (Cheryl) Nowaczyk of Horseheads, Gary (Becky) Nowaczyk of Port Deposit, MD, and Rick (Debbie) Nowaczyk also of Horseheads, and with whom Tony recently resided; grandchildren, Ellen (Elijah) Prokop, Alex and Samantha Nowaczyk, Chris Nowaczyk and A.J. Nowaczyk; great grandchildren Jason and Kaitlyn; Brothers, Floyd Nowaczyk of Houston, TX, Edward (Beverly) Novick of Horseheads; Sisters, Joyce (Bob) Lee of Horseheads, Phyllis (Frank) Zazynski of NC. Also deceased by sister, Kathy Brown. Tony was retired as a Chemical Prep with Toshiba Westinghouse, a loving husband father and grandfather and an avid bowler. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sat. from 11:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m. His service will take place privately at the convenience of his family with interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may also be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Star Gazette – December 2, 2011
NOYES Gertrude E. "Trudy" Noyes
Age 74, of Hickory Grove Rd., Horseheads, died after an extended illness on Monday, Feb. 13, 2012. Trudy was born Aug. 20, 1937 in Binghamton, NY to Don Noyes and Valora Thomas Noyes. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brothers, Don Jr., Bruce, Norman and Gary Noyes; sister-in-law, Ann Noyes. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Betty Noyes of Horseheads, Joey Noyes, also of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Cynthia (Howard) Callihan of Jeffersonville, VT, Bruce "Skip" (Diane) Noyes of Elmira, Michael (John Dietz) Noyes of Lehigh Acres, FL, Sue (Scott) Allmendinger of Elmira, Thomas (Regina) Noyes of Elmira, James Noyes, also of Elmira, and Brian (Mariel) Noyes of Santa Clarita, CA; several grandnieces and grandnephews. Trudy was a graduate of the Arnot School of Nursing and Elmira College and was a retired Nursing Educator at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for over 37 years. She was an avid golfer, member of Corning Country Club, supporter of Elmira College and also enjoyed countless hours spent at Keuka Lake as a nurse for the Elms Girls Camp. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., Feb. 16, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. Her service will take place on Fri at 10:00 a.m. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Trudy with memorials to the Huntingtons HDSA Upstate NY Chapter, 115 Hardwood Lane, Rochester, NY 14616 or the First Tee of Corning, P. O. Box 1048, Corning, NY 14830. Special Thanks to the Staff of Elcor and her niece, Shelley Derr, for the wonderful care they provided Trudy. Star Gazette – February 15, 2012
OAKES Anna J
Anna J. Glover, 87, formerly of Corning RR 1. N.Y., died Wednesday, Sept. 2,1992, at Elcor Health Services, following an extended illnesd. She was a graduate of Wellsboro High School, a member of the Wellsboro First Baptist Church and a homemaker. Preceding her in death were her husband, Arthur John Glover, in 1964; a son, George (Pete) Glover; two sisters, Ella Walker and Margaret Eddy; a brother, Selem Oakes. Surviving are a daughter, Joann Casterline of Corning; three sons, Charles Glover of Big Flats, N.Y., Glen Glover of Clute, Texas, and John (Jack) Glover of Lawrenceville; a sister, Mary Alice Gleason of Corning; a brother, Milton Oakes of Elmira, N.Y.; 15 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends called at the Haughey Funeral Home, Corning, on Friday, Sept. 4, and Saturday, Sept. 5. Services were held there on Saturday, Sept. 5. The Rev. Jerry Griffin officiated. Burial was made in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, N.Y.
OCHAB Eva (Ochab) Kastenhuber
Age 101, of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at her home with her family by her side. Eva was born on December 24, 1910 in Olean, NY, daughter of the late Andrew and Frances (Minarcyk) Ochab. Eva was a devoted mother, grandmother and great-grandmother and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Eva is survived by her daughters, Paula (Lyle) Haff of Owego, NY and Frances (Harry) Columbine of Horseheads; sons, Walter of Horseheads, Michael of Dundee, NY and James Jr. (Mary Ann) Kastenhuber of Beaver Dams, NY; sisters, Sophie Cowels and Julia Kilmer, both of FL; 9 grandchildren; 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Dale Mudge. Eva was predeceased by her husband, James; daughter, Mary Mudge; sister, Annie; and brother, Alexander. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, January 11, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to ST Hospice and especially to long time caregiver, Darla. Star Gazette – January 9, 2012
OGUNWUMI Prophet Peter D.
Elmira: Age 45 of Pratt St. in Elmira died unexpectedly on Aug. 25, 2011. He is survived by his wife, Andrea (Miles) Ogunwumi; His father, Solomon Ogunwumi living in Monrovia, Liberia, West Africa; Brothers, Steven (Roychelle) Ogunwumi of Painted Post, NY, Samuel (Victoria) Ogunwumi, Michael (Gurmah) Ogunwumi, Sister, Rachel Ogunwumi all of Monrovia, Liberia West Africa, Sisters-in-law, Marcy (Melvin) Pride of Moneta, VA, Brenda (Stacey) Lewis of Sandston, VA, Cousin, Randy (Marian) Henderson of Webster, NY; Several nieces and nephews including Angel Nash, Kemi and Patience Ogunwumi. Many special friends including, The Rev. Dr. Micheal (Rhonda) Spencer, Seun (Milton) Holmes of Lanham, MD, Pastor Matthew (Sarah) Umorem of Boston, MA, Pastor David (Esther) Osho of Houston, TX. Prophet Peter was also predeceased by his mother, Sarah and brother, Emmanuel Ogunwumi. Prophet Peter was formerly employed at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and more recently the founder and President of Ogunwumi Ministries in Elmira and the Alliance of Prayer, a 300 member international prayer network. Prophet Peter was extremely proud of his naturalization in 2006. He was a graduate of the University of Liberia and Zion Bible College in Barrington, RI and served as a member of the chaplaincy team at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Prophet Peter served in ministries at Faith to Face Ministries in Corning, NY and was also active with his family at His Tabernacle Family Church in Horseheads where he was a member of the Senior Leadership Team and an instructor at their Bible College. He was a supporter of Zion Bible College Alumni Association and an active volunteer of the Economic Opportunity Program, Inc. Family and friends are invited to a celebration of his life to take place at His Tabernacle Family Church, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads on Wednesday Aug. 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM, the Rev. Dr. Micheal Spencer will officiate. His interment service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Family and friends are also invited to repass at His Tabernacle Family Church immediately following the interment service. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Prophet Peter with memorials to His Tabernacle Family Church, 16 Level Acres Dr., Horseheads, NY 14845 or the Economic Opportunity Program, Inc., 650 Baldwin St., Elmira, NY 14901. Star Gazette – August 28, 2011
OPRYSKO Elizabeth A. Baker
Age 83 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday July 29, 2011. Mrs. Baker was born May 1, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John and Julia Rush Oprysko. She married her husband, Frank E. Baker, on June 28, 1947 and he pre-deceased her on October 24, 2004. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters William Sekella, Gertrude "Teckie" Weaver, Mary Speen, and John Oprysko and her son-in-law Timothy Barnes. Mrs. Baker was a retired cafeteria worker at The Horseheads Central School. Mrs. Baker is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Sandra Barnes of Spring Lake, NC and Jolene & Paul Bender of Marion, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Michael & Barbara Baker of Las Vegas, Nevada; grandsons; Paul & Victoria Kearns, Neil & Tina Kearns, and David Bender; five great grandchildren; granddog; Be'be; sister and brothers-in-law: Eleanor & Roland DeVore of Union Springs, NY, Fred Baker of Texas, and Frank Knowlton of Liberty, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call today Monday August 1, 2011 from 7-9 PM at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara officiating. Mrs. Baker will be laid next to her beloved husband Frank in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Baker through memorials to The Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society P.O. Box 3056 Elmira, NY 14905.
ORGILL Charles William
Horseheads: Age 82 of Bentley Place in Horseheads went home to be with the Lord on Wed. June 15, 2011. Charles was born Aug. 23, 1928 in Pittsburgh, PA, to Charles and Emma Orgill. He was predeceased by is wife Anna May (Tubbs) on May 24, 1987. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Larry Orgill of Floresville, TX, David and Elizabeth Orgill of Glenville, NY, and Donald Orgill of Elmira, NY; Grandchildren, Stephen Orgill and Sarah Boykin, Shanna Havard, Alyssa, Alayna, Cassandra, and Felicity; Great grandchildren, Felicity, Tyler, Freddie, Tristan, Emily, and Peyton; Dear friend and longtime caregiver, Cindy Walker; Charles retired as a cost accountant from Dresser Rand in Painted Post. He also worked at US Steel in Elmira Heights, Ithaca Gun, and Therm in Ithaca. He was a Veteran of US Navy serving during the Korean War. He was a longtime and active member of the former Calvary Baptist church now Lighthouse Baptist Church here in Horseheads. While there, he was active as a youth leader, Deacon, active in Bible Study, Sunday school and past member of the choir. He was also a member of the Elmira chapter of Gideon's International for over 30 years and member of the Christian Service Brigade. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Monday June 20, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm. His service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 am with a graveside service with military honors to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Charles with memorials in his name to Gideon's International. Star Gazette – June 18, 2011
ORSILLO JUNE M SAWESTER
June M. 64, died unexpectedly on December 13, 2006 after surviving breast cancer and continuing to courageously battle various other health ailments. June was born on May 26, 1942, and resided in Chemung County most of her life. June was the daughter of the late Dr. Giacomo Orsillo and Mrs. Irene Orsillo-Stemerman. Her first son, Michael, died in 1987 while serving in the Marine Corps, and June would have found solace in the fact that she died on the date of his birth. June was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend. She is survived by her husband, Barry; her son, Edward; her daughter-in-law, Teresa; her two grandchildren, Berkley and Nicholas; and her father and mother-in-law, Joseph and Genevieve Sawester. Each of them loved her very much and will deeply miss her vibrant presence. Other surviving relatives include her niece, June Lynne Orsillo; her grandnephew, Conor Null; her sister-in-law, Joan Phillips; her aunts, Mary Shank, Betty DeBlasio, and Philomena Heppe; as well as many cousins and one brother. June also greatly valued her many close friends and neighbors. June was an active communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church and the American Legion in Horseheads. She continually supported the spirit of volunteering, and throughout her life she generously gave her time and talents to help with many different organizations, including the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Reach for Recovery, scouting, and the Compassionate Friends. June also taught seminars dealing with breast cancer awareness, as well as a First Responders workshop for criminal justice students at Corning Community College. June was a retired accountant, and for over 25 years also devoted much of her spare time to making vestments and paraments for local and international churches. She was an incredible seamstress and most of her sewing projects were truly labors of love. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Sunday, December 17, 2006, from 1-3:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, W. Broad St., Horseheads, Monday, December 18, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
OSATCHUCK Michael Jr.
Age 65, of 4082 Rockwell Ave., Horseheads, formerly of Montour Falls, died Thursday, December 6, 2007, at Corning Hospital after a lengthy illness. Mike was born in Ashland, PA, on June 13, 1942, the son of the late Michael and the late Margaret (Bowen) Osatchuck Sr. He married Joan Beecher on July 16, 1966 in Riverside, NY. She survives him. Mike loved fishing. He collected, repaired and sold old fishing reels and enjoyed spending time on eBay. An outdoor enthusiast, he enjoyed walking, and also watching golf and NASCAR. He was retired from Corning Inc., Corning, NY, in 2001, where he had worked as an electrician for 36 years. "Mickey" was a 1963 graduate of Corning Free Academy. He served in the Navy from 1963 to 1965 during the Vietnam War. He is survived by his wife, Joan; two sons, Michael (Heidi) Osatchuck III of Pocatello, ID, Mark Osatchuck of Montour Falls, NY; one sister, Diane Scarbrough of Lenoir City, TN; his father-in-law, Mark Beecher of Clearwater, FL; seven grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, and several brothers and sisters-in-law. Michael was predeceased by his brother, David. Calling hours will be Sunday, December 9th, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 West Pulteney St. in Corning. Funeral services will be held there on Monday, December 10th, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children's Hospital.
OSBORNE Clayton Howard Jr.
Age 83 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday August 15, 2007 in Kissimmee, FL. Mr. Osborne was born on May 19, 1924 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Clayton Howard and Catherine Janowski Osborne Sr. Clayton was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Navy and a member of the Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads, NY. He married his wife Eunice Isabelle DeWitt Osborne on November 20, 1943 and they would have celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary on November 20, 2007. Mr. Osborne was a retired pattern maker for General Electric in Elmira, NY and the Business Manager of the Pattern Makers' League in Elmira, NY. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Mr. Osborne Loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Eunice Isabelle DeWitt Osborne; daughter and son-in-law: Patricia and Jerry Moore of Kissimmee, FL; sons and daughters-in-law: James T. and Barbara Osborne of Pine City, NY; Thomas C. and Beth Osborne of Elmira, NY; Lawrence and Laurie Osborne of Clifton Springs, NY; Robert J. and Sherry Osborne of Melbourne, FL; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Betty Auffhammer of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday August 19, 2007 from 2-4 PM. Mr. Osborne's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM. The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara will officiate. Gravesite Funeral Services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY on Monday August 20, 2007 at 10 AM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Osborne. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorial contributions to St. Jude Children's Hospital. Memorial and Honor Program St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place Memphis, TN 38105. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2007.
OSGOOD - KEHOE Imogene Osgood Judge
Age 84. Mom left us for her place in Heaven on April 22, 2009. She passed peacefully with her beloved children and daughter-in-law at her side in Ft. Worth, TX. She is survived by her husband, William Kehoe; children, Jodelle and Craig Judge; daughter-in-law, Terry Judge; her grandsons, Cory and Trevor Judge; sisters, Patricia Buell, Marianna Weaver and Barbara Henry. She was the daughter of William and Anna Osgood of Elmira, NY. Jean lived and worked in the Elmira area most of her life and was last employed by the architectural firm of Haskell, Connor, Frost and Foor there. Upon retiring, she moved to Bradenton, FL, where she married Bill on Anna Maria Island in 1997. In 2004, they relocated to Ft. Worth to be near their family, where they lived together always. She was a member of First United Methodist Church in Horseheads, NY. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/26/2009
OSGOOD - KEHOE, Imogene Osgood Judge
The family of Imogene Osgood Judge Kehoe would like to invite her friends to a graveside memorial gathering on Fri., Aug 14, 2009. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads - 3:30 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/9/2009
OSLAGER - PURVIS, Carolyn M.
Of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 67. She was born December 2, 1940 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Clayton and Alta (Reeves) Oslager. She is survived by her loving husband of 50 years, Leland "Bob" Purvis of Horseheads, NY; beloved children, Jeannine (Michael) Mouzon of Elmira Heights, NY, Roberta (Jay) Hulse of Leadore, ID, Leland Purvis of Spokane, WA, Kent (Melissa) Purvis of Saginaw, TX, Leslie (VaLynn) Purvis of Los Alomos, NM, Jeffrey (Michele) Purvis of Elmira, NY, Danielle Hricko of Elmira, NY; 26 adored grandchildren; sister, Norma (Ernie) Chaapel of Gillett, PA; brother, Daniel (Lee) Oslager, also of Gillett, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Carolyn enjoyed doing handwork and spending her time with family. She was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, October 9, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Friday, October 10th, from 10:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1060 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. Funeral services celebrating Carolyn's life will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in the Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 or to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/7/2008 - 10/8/2008
OSTERHOUT - Mrs. Mattie M. Southard, 73 of 503 W. Broad St. Horseheads, Friday, Nov. 2, 1956. She was a member of the Horseheads Methodist Church, its Philathea Class & the Horseheads WCTU. Survived by niece, Mrs. Charles Sprague of Holcomb, N.Y.; great-nieces, Mrs. Clark Graner of Canisteo, Mrs. Sharon Woodcock of Salt Lake City, Utah; great-nephew, Gideon Woodcock of West Bloomfield, N.Y. Body at Barber Funeral Home Horseheads, where friends may call Sunday afternoon & Evening. Funeral Monday at 10 a.m. in Horseheads Methodist Church, Rev. Augustus N. Peckham. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
OSTRANDER - Mrs. Catherine Morse, Age 91 of 1334 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, August 13, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral & Committal services will be held Tuesday at 4 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Perley Bertrand, pastor of Riverside United Methodist Church officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Please omit flowers. The family will provide flowers of their own. She is survived by two nieces, Mrs. Mary Wallitt of Elmira & Mrs. Cecilia Kiser of Horseheads; one nephew, Frank E. Ostrander of Scotia, N.Y.; a good friend, Mrs. Myrtle Decker of Pine City. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
OSTRANDER - Cecelia W. Kiser, age 88 of 47 Davenport Road, Big Flats, NY. Tuesday, June 6, 1995. Mrs. Kiser was born November 21, 1906 in Millport, NY, the daughter of George and Dora Warner Ostrander. She was a member of the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, The Veteran Grange and RSVP. Mrs. Kiser crocheted hat and sweater sets for Planned Parenthood. She was pre-deceased by her husband Harry E. Kiser on January 12, 1966. Mrs. Kiser was also pre-deceased by her sons-in-law; Grant Larabee and Alfred Mizio, her brother George Ostrander, her sister, Mary Wallit. She is survived by her children; Irene Larabee of Horseheads, NY, Ivan and Joan Kiser of Horseheads, NY and Carrie Mizio of Big Flats, NY, grandchildren; Harry Mizio, George Mizio, Susan Hawley, Cheryl Brown, Ruth Bowen and Helen Teed, six great-grandchildren, two great-great-granddaughters, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Gr. Central Ave., Horseheads, NY Sunday 2-4 and 7-8 P.M. Mrs. Kisers Funeral and Committall Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 P.M. The Rev. Donald L. Roe officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 2b, Thu. 9 June 1995)
OSTRANDER - Della M. Deibler, Meador, age 93 formerly of Elmira, NY. died on Monday March 8, 2004 at The Waters of Three Rivers Nursing Home in Painted Post, NY. Della was born March 1, 1911 in the Town of Veteran, NY. The daughter of the late Charles & Sarah Bertha Peterson Ostrander. She was a veteran of WWII serving her country with the US Army. Della was pre-deceased by her son, James C. Deibler, on September 3, 2003. She was also pre-deceased by her sisters, G. Maude Delany, on November 2, 2001 & Nellie Sheffield Morris on September 18, 1981 & her brother Edward Ostrander. Della was a former employee of Remington Rand in Elmira, NY. Della is survived by son: Benjamin L. Deibler Jr. of Elmira, NY.; four grandchildren & ten great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, & her caregivers at The Waters of Three Rivers. A Prayer Service will be held on Thursday March 11, 2004 at 9 AM at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY followed Mass of Christian Burial which will be celebrated at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. & Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.
OSTRANDER Edward S.
70, of 410 Linden Pl. Monday afternoon, June 18, 1951. Mr. Ostrander was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church, a member & past master of Old Oak Lodge, F&AM. Of Millport, & a past patron of Old Oak Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, of Millport. Survived by wife, Mrs. Clara Ostrander; daughters, Mrs. Mable Burroughs of Buffalo, Mrs. Leola Birch of Millport, Mrs. Irma Austin of Chandler, Ariz; step-sons Francis Wandell of Elmira, Rodney Wandell of Boston, Mass.; several grandchildren, nieces & nephews. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home & this afternoon was to be removed to the family home where funeral will be held Thursday, 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
OSTRANDER Mrs. Ellen (Ostrander) Ladew
Age 45, of 510 Lynhurst Ave., Horseheads, N.Y., Thursday, Dec 17, 1970, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. & Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral & committal services there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Bruce W. Porter officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Robert (Sue) Mays of Horseheads & miss Mary Ellen Ladew at home; mother, Mrs. Susan Ostrander of Horseheads; granddaughter Michelle Marie Mays of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Edward (Marcia) Elliott of Horseheads; Mrs. Floyd (Jane) Swartout of Elmira Heights; several nieces & nephews. Mrs. Ladew was an employee of the Horseheads Office of the Marine Midland Trust Co. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
George Ostrander the eldest son of Wesley Ostrander of Horseheads, died yesterday morning in this city, where he was under treatment. He was thirty-three years old & is survived by three children, Mary, Cecelia & George. Since the mother of the children died last May, the two little daughters have made their home with relatives in Elmira & the little son, remained at the family home. There also survives the father, two sisters, Mrs. Stewart Morris of Erie, Pa., & Mrs. John Herrick of Elmira; also a brother, Frank of Scotia, N.Y. A prayer will be held at the home of the sister. Mrs. Herrick. 310 West Thurston street, Sunday at 2 p.m. The funeral will be held in the Presbyterian Church at Horseheads at 3 p.m. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery. -died 27 September 1918
OSTRANDER - Mrs. Josephine Marie Ryan
Age 27, of 821 South Ave. Horseheads, unexpectedly Tuesday, March 3, 1970, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Thursday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral & committal services will be held there Friday at 11 a.m. the Rev. Bruce W. Porter officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Survived by husband, Robert W. Ryan; daughter, Michele at home, sons Kenneth, Douglas & Michael all at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Paul J. Ostrander of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. David (Sylvia) Campbell of Elmira, Mrs. Ronald (Elsie) Stroman of Horseheads; brother Paul J. Ostrander Jr.
OSTRANDER Judith Ellen
Age 2, of 253 Elmwood Ave, Monday, Feb 2, 1970. Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home. No calling hours. Private funeral Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Gilbert C. Shepherd. Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by parents, Leon & E. Elaine Ostrander, brothers Leonard of Wellsburg, William at home; sisters, Peggy & Cheryl both at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elva Ostrander of Cayuta, N.Y.
OSTRANDER Leda M.
Leda M. Ostrander, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Thompson Ostrander, died at the home in Millport yesterday, aged 2 years. The child is survived by her parents, Mr. & Mrs. T. Ostrander; two sisters, Hattie Bell Ostrander & Irene Ostrander, at home. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. - Leda died January 16, 1910.
OSTRANDER Leon B.
Age 86, of Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, died Monday, September 17, 2007, at his home. Leon was born on November 3, 1920 in Swartwood, NY, son of the late Jerry and Elva (Sears) Ostrander. Leon graduated from Van Etten High School in 1939, he also served our country in the United States Army during WWII. Leon retired in 1983 from Macmillan-Bloedel, Inc., where he had been employed since 1950. He was a longtime member and for many years a deacon at the Hillcrest Baptist Church in Elmira. Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Esther Elaine (Williams) Ostrander; sons, Lon (Susan) and William (Joan) Ostrander, both of Elmira; daughters, Peggy (Keith) Bush of Heuvelton, NY and Cheryl (Rev. Bruce) Rzengota of Norwalk, OH; brother, Rexford (Esther) Ostrander of Columbia, Pennsylvania; 12 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Leon was predeceased by his daughter, Judith Ellen Ostrander; brothers, George and Ralph Ostrander; sisters, Frances Rodabaugh and Clara Dense. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 20, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 21, 10 a.m. in Hillcrest Baptist Church, with Rev. Clifford Proper officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Leon can be made to the Hillcrest Baptist Church at 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY 14903. Special thanks to the staff at Hickory Knoll North at Elcor Health Services for their loving care for Leon during his stay there. May God richly bless each of you for your great kindness. (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 3C, Tuesday, 18 September 2007)
OSTRANDER, Lewis E. (Mike)
Age 71 of 309 Gardner Rd. Horseheads, Saturday, July 2, 1977 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Monday from 7 to 9 pm. Funeral & commital services will be held in the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Alex Nemeth officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to either the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads or the American Cancer Society. He is survived by his wife, Mrs Gladys (Dunham) Ostrander; daughters, Mrs. Joseph (Beverly) Flisnick of Horseheads, & Mrs. Joyce Greenburg of Rochester; grandchildren, Terri Rae, Laurie, & Michael Greenburg all of Rochester; brothers, Paul of Horseheads, Arthur of Elmira; several nieces & nephews. Mr. Ostrander was a member, elder & former trustee of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. He was the former Superintendent of Building & Grounds for the Horseheads Central School having retired in 1969 with 18 years of service.
OSTRANDER Mary Ann
Mrs. Anson Ahart died yesterday morning at 5 o’clock at the home of her son, Fred Ahart at Horseheads. She is survived by her son, Fred Ahart; a daughter, Mrs. Carrie L. Worden of Elmira; three brothers, Myron Ostrander of Schenectady; Peter Ostrander of Millport, & Wesley Ostrander of Elmira. A prayer service will be held at the home Tuesday at 1 p.m. & the funeral service will be held in the Horseheads Methodist Episcopal Church at 2 p.m. The Rev. M.A. Soper will officiate & burial will be in Maple Grove cemetery at Horseheads.- Mrs Anson Ahart died 18 February 1916.
OSTRANDER Mrs. Nellie Sheffield, Morris - Age 72 of the Watkins Rd., Millport, NY, Friday September 18, 1981 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home. 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday from 4-7 p.m., funeral & committal services will be held there Sunday at the conclusion of calling hours (7:00 pm). The Rev. Ronald Grube will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Mrs. Beverly Sheffield with whom she resided; one grandson Edward D. Sheffield at home; sisters Mrs. Maude Delaney of Horseheads & Mrs. Della Meador of Elmira; brother Edward Ostrander of Sidney, NY; several nieces & nephews. Mrs. Morris was predeceased in 1976 by her only son William Sheffield & she was a life member of the Millport United Methodist Church. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
OSTRANDER PETER J.
Peter Ostrander died this morning at 3 o’clock at the home of his son, Edward Ostrander, 152 High street, aged eighty-three years. He is survived by four sons, Edward of Elmira, Charles of Millport, Anson of Horseheads, Thomas of Springfield, Mass.; a brother Western Ostrander of Dundee. Mr. Ostrander was a life member of Old Oak Lodge, F & A.M. & the Eastern Star Lodge of Millport. The funeral will be held at the home of Edward Ostrander, 152 High street, Wednesday, at 2 p.m. The Rev. Levern Smith of Millport will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Horseheads, with committal there. Members of Old Oak Lodge, F. & A.M. Members of Old Oak Lodge will meet at their lodge rooms in Millport Wednesday at 12:30 p.m. to attend the funeral.- Peter Ostrander died July 28, 1924.
OSTRANDER Peter J.
Of 820 W. Gray St., Monday, June 7, 1971. Friends may call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home Wednesday 3 to 5 & 7 to 9 p.m. & Thursday 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral & committal service there Thursday 5 p.m. Rev. Floyd DeFlyer. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Survived by wife, Laura FitzGerald Ostrander; son, Roland H. Ostrander of Elmira; step daughter, Mrs. Shirley Baitinger of Kings Park L.I.; brothers, Lewis & Paul of Horseheads, Arthur of Elmira; two granddaughters. He was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church.
OSTRANDER - ROSELLA LOUISE HERRICK, MILLSPAUGH, CLINE
Mrs. Rosella L. Cline, age 87 of 110 Colonial Dr. Horseheads, Friday, March 31, 1978. Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral & committal service immediately following visiting hours, the Rev. Robert Clark officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. The family will furnish flowers. Survived by sister, Mrs. Catherine Morse, of Pine City; nieces, Mrs. Mary Wallitt of Elmira, Mrs. Cecelia Kiser of Horseheads; nephew, Frank Ostrander, of Scotia, NY.
OSTRANDER WESLEY GEORGE
Western Ostrander, 82, died Friday at 3:30 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Rosella Millspaugh, 409 Phoenix Avenue, after an illness of nine months duration. Mr. Ostrander was a native of Big Flats & formerly resided in Horseheads many years. He was a veteran of the Civil War & served in Co. L. 15th. Regiment, New York Volunteers. He also was a member of Horseheads Lodge, F. & A.M. The decedent is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Rosella Millspaugh, & Mrs. Catherine Morse of Elmira, a son Frank of Scotia, four grandchildren, George Ostrander of Horseheads; Mrs. Mary Phillip of Canajoharie; Cecelia Ostrander at home; Elwood Ostrander of Scotia. Mr. Ostrander was the last surviving member of a family of 11 children. The funeral will be held at the family home, 409 Phoenix Avenue, Monday at 2:30 P.m. The Rev. John Richards will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, with the committal service conducted by Horseheads Lodge, F. & A.M.- Wesley died August 6, 1926.
OWEN - MATHEWS, Helen M.
Age 94 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday April 29, 2009 at The Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit. Helen was born February 14, 1915 in Montour Falls, NY the daughter of the late John and Leola Smith Owen. She married her husband, Sylvester L. Mathews, who pre-deceased her on October 13, 2002. Helen was also pre-deceased by her son, Gordon Thomas Mathews, who died on March 21, 2004 as well as her brother and her sister. Mrs. Mathews is survived by her children: Sylvia Edmister of Horseheads, NY; Owen D. & Julia Mathews of Watkins Glen, NY; Diana & Stephen Kapral of Palm Beach, Florida; John & Phyllis Mathews of Barton, NY; Daniel Mathews of Van Etten, NY; sister: Reba Goundrey of Horseheads, NY; several grandchildren, 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, NY on Saturday May 2, 2009 from 10 to 11 AM. Mrs. Mathews' Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Phil Jordan officiating. Helen will be laid to rest next to her husband Sylvester and her son Gordon in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family would like to thank the entire staff of 4-D at the Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit for the compassionate care given their mother and grandmother. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/30/2009 - 5/1/2009
OWEN Lawrence Paul
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday March 6, 2013. Lawrence was born on July 2, 1927 in Hornell, NY the son of the late Lawrence and Mabel Hotchkiss Owen. Mr. Owen was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with The U.S. Army. Lawrence married his wife, June M. Stiles Owen, on June 4, 1949 and she pre-deceased him on August 15, 2012 after 63 years of marriage. Mr. Owen was also pre-deceased by his grandson David R. Atwood who died on March 9, 2010. Lawrence was a retired employee of Corning Inc. having worked at the Big Flats Plant. Mr. Owen was a member of The Central Assembly of God Church in Horseheads, NY. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Paul is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Sandra and Paul Montgomery of Odessa, NY; Bonnie and Charles Beeman of Tavares, FL; Cheryl and Mark Dieterle of Elmira, NY; Peggy and Ron Payne of Painted Post, NY; Connie and Mike Atwood of Montour Falls, NY; Judy and Sam Kemp of Horseheads, NY; son: Paul J. Owen of Horseheads, NY; 10 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Ramona Crippen; brother-in-law: Leon Schoonover; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET, HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday March 10, 2013 from 2-4 PM. Mr. Owen's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with the Rev. Mark Dieterle officiating. Mr. Owen's grandson Justin Atwood will assist Rev. Dieterle. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Owen at 4 PM at the Funeral Home. Mr. Owen will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife June in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – March 8, 2013
OWEN - GOUNDREY, Reva L.
Age 96, died peacefully at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY with her beloved niece, Gloria J. Hutchings, present on May 22, 2009. Reva was a resident of Bethany Village for 16 years. Reva L. Owen was born in Montour Falls, NY, December 25, 1912, the daughter of John and Leola Smith Owen. She was predeceased by her husband, Lloyd E. Goundrey on October 10, 1988. She and Lloyd enjoyed a happy 56 years together, most of it in the Waterloo area. Together, they retired from the Rotary gas station in Waterloo in 1962. Before moving to Bethany, Reva lived at home in Waterloo and kept busy with Senior Citizen activities, the American Legion, and the Waterloo Sportsmen and Conservation Club until she fell and had to go to a Retirement Home in 1993. Reva came to Horseheads (Bethany) to be near her "dear" niece, Gloria Hutchings. Over the next 16 years they became very close and special friends to each other, for Gloria she was a second mother and for Reva, Gloria was the "daughter" she never had. (Gloria's address is 2838 County Road #7, Montour Falls, NY 14865.) Reva was predeceased by all of her siblings: her brother, H. Delos Owen, (80) of Montour Falls, NY on April 7, 1998; her sister, Genevieve O. Harrington, (90) of Odessa, NY on February 15, 1996; her sister, Helen M. Mathews, (94) of Horseheads, NY, on April 29, 2009. Reva is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Reva is also survived by many, many friends. Interment for Reva will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery for close family members. A Memorial Service in Celebration of Reva's life will be held a Bethany Manor on Thursday, May 28, 2009, at 4:00 p.m. Bethany Chaplain Mary Ann Bernard will officiate the Memorial Service. Reva enjoyed most all of the activities at Bethany Manor. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Manor's Activity Fund, 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845, in her memory, or to the American Cancer Society, or the American Lung Association. Gloria would like to thank all of the staff at Bethany for the wonderful and loving care they gave to Aunt Reva while she was living there. May God bless all of you. Arrangements under the directions of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/27/2009
OWENS-REED Jean Marie
Age 47 of Horseheads, New York died
on Friday July 9, 2010. Jean was born February 19, 1963 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Bernard F. and Donna Marie White Owens Sr. She was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1981 and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Elmira College and has completed the first half of her Master's Degree in Emergency Management. Jean worked at Corning Hospital as a Financial Analyst prior to going to work for Schuyler Hospital as a Reimbursement Analyst. Jean was pre-deceased by her daughter Elizabeth Reed on November 6, 1993 and by her brother Bernard F. Owens Jr. on December 19, 2001. Jean is survived by her son Christopher David Reed; parents: Bernard F. and Donna Marie White Owens Sr. of Erin, NY; brother and sister-in-law: John & Tiffany Schoonover-Owens of Erin, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Theresa & Thomas Lovell of Erin, NY and Martina & James Hartigan of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday July 12, 2010 from 5-8 P.M. Private Funeral and Committal Services will be held in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family with Deacon George J. Welch officiating. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Jean through memorials to The Artic League 249 West Clinton Street Elmira , New York 14901.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 11, 2010
DOUGLAS L. PACKARD, age 71 of County Route 16, Beaver Dams (Monterey)
died very unexpectedly Wednesday, July 30, 1997 at Schuyler Hospital.
Douglas was born on June 12, 1926 in Burlington Flats, NY and was the son of
the late Joseph and Loretta Jenkins Packard. He faithfully served in the
United States Army during WW II and married Cynthia Williams on March 22, 1947
in Elmira. He enjoyed auto mechanics and operated his own business in
Breesport for 15 years known as the Packard Garage. Douglas also took
great enjoyment in woodworking. Surviving is his loving wife of 50 years
Cynthia Packard; his daughter, Linda Packard of Breesport, NY; his sister,
Helen Herman of Dryden, NY; along with several nieces and nephews.
Friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, August 2, 1997 at
Carpenter’s Funeral Home, 14 East Pulteney St., Corning, NY at 1 p.m. with John
Knapp officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the American
Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY in Douglas Name. Friends are
invited to call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave.,
Elmira Heights, NY on Thursday, July 31, 1997 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.
Funeral services will be held there on Friday at 1:00 p.m. Interment will
follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY.