Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
PACKARD Clement D.
Age 76, of Cayuga Drive in Big Flats, died at home unexpectedly on Jan. 12, 2009. Clem was born May 1, 1932 in Sayre, PA, the son to the late Francis and Elsie (Radley) Packard. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet in 2007. Clem is survived by his daughter, Brenda Packard of Renton, WA; son, Bruce Packard of Punta Gorda, FL; sisters, Margaret Packard of Horseheads, NY and Patricia Kaskie of Forest, MS; and brother, Kenneth Packard also of Horseheads, NY. Clem was a resident of the Big Flats Community since 1963. He was retired from Corning Inc., where he was an export distribution specialist. In his spare time, he enjoyed reading many types of literature and also liked to collect many types of literature as well. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, January 19, 2009, from 4-6:00 p.m. His service will take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anne L. Mowery to officiate. His interment will follow beside his late wife, Janet, in Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/15/2009 - 1/17/2009
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.
PACKARD Kenny A.
Age 83, of Horseheads, died May 18, 2010 at Bethany Village, where he had been residing. Kenny was born Oct. 27, 1926 in Sayre, PA, the son to the late Francis and Elsie (Radley) Packard. He was predeceased by his brother, Clement and is survived by his sisters Margaret Packard of Horseheads, NY and Patricia Kaskie of Forest, MS; and nieces and nephews. Kenny was raised in the Catholic faith and was a retired machinist with Corning Inc. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads today, June 4, 2010, from 2-3:00 p.m., where his funeral will take place there at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. The Rev. Christopher Linsler will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 4, 2010
LEMUEL PACKARD, 78, of Horseheads RD 2, died Wednesday evening Feb. 7, 1951. Mr. Packard was a former resident of this place, Canton. He is survived by wife; daughters, Mrs. Arthur George of Cayuta, RD 1 N.Y., Mrs. Ernest Fields of Horseheads, N.Y. RD 1, sons Lawrence and Frank of Horseheads, Allen of Millport, Paul of Binghamton, Edward of Montour Falls; brothers Thomas of Powell, Joseph of Canton, 17 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads, N.Y. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. The Pastor was the Rev. Ernest Rhods of Athens. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PACKARD –MRS. L ILLIAN C. (PACKARD) GEORGE, age 81, of the Rice RD., 1, Cayuta, NY, Friday, November 18, 1988. Mrs. George was predeceased on July 22, 1977 by her husband, Arthur O. George Jr., and is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Oliver and Walter Holton of RD 1, Montour Falls, Ruth and Jimmy Rouse of Caton; sons and daughters-in-law, Arthur and Chiquate George of RD 2, Elmira, Lemuel George of RD 1, Cayuta, Henry and Mary George of RD 2, Newfield; 9 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Marian Fields of Millport; brothers, Lawrence Packard of Elmira Heights, Frank Packard of Flora City, FL., Paul Packard of Binghamton, NY ; several nieces and nephews, Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Monday, 2 60 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there Tuesday, 1 p.m. the Rev. David Rees will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
PACKARD Margaret Rose Packard
Horseheads: Age 78, died Friday, July 20, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Margaret was born in Sayre PA on August 4, 1933, a daughter of the late Francis R. and Elsie V. (Radley) Packard. She was predeceased by 3 brothers and 2 sisters. Margaret is survived by her sister Patricia L. Kaskie of Houston TX; brother-in-law Henry Cuesta of Horseheads; 9 nieces and 10 nephews. Margaret grew up in Corning and was a graduate of Corning Free Academy. She was a book binder for many years with Whitehall Printers in Elmira. Margaret had belonged to St. Mary's Catholic Church in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Wednesday, July 25, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. for a funeral service for Margaret. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Donations in Margaret's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd, Elmira NY 14901. Star Gazette – July 22, 2012
PADGETT Lester B. Sr.
Age 70, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, March 10, 2009 at his home. He was born on March 30, 1938 in Blossburg, PA to the late Dean and Virginia (Ordway) Padgett. Lester was predeceased by his daughter, Sheri Walker, brothers, William Ordway and Baby Leonard and sister, Joyce Young. Survivors include his wife, Wilma (Huskey) Padgett of Elmira; his children, Lester (Diane) Padgett Jr. of Elmira Heights, Kelly Piatt of Elmira Heights and Randy (Beth) Padgett of TN; brothers, Russell Padgett of Elmira, Roger Padgett of Odessa and Arthur Padgett of Elmira; sisters, Jeanette (Everette) Henry of Maine and Beverly Harrington of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; along with several nieces and nephews and very dear friend, Paula Kutz of Elmira. He retired from Kennedy Valve after many years of service. Lester was a loving husband, father and grandfather and was an avid bowler. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 14th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 8 PM. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice or the charity of one's choice.
PAGET Anne V. (nee Paget) Murphy
A resident of Elcor Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Horseheads, NY died peacefully on Monday September 10, 2012, just two days before her 92nd Birthday. Born in Limerick Ireland, she came to The United States in 1946 as the war bride of her beloved husband the late John E. Murphy of Corning who died in 1986. Anne was also pre-deceased by her siblings: one brother and four sisters. Mrs. Murphy is survived by her son, Michael John Murphy (Life partner Max George) of Rockville, Maryland and her daughter Moira (William) Reichard of Depew, NY. Her only grandchild Amy Anne Martineau lives in Amherst, NY. She also leaves behind several nieces and nephews in America and England. To honor Mrs. Murphy's wishes, there will be no funeral services and a private interment was held. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – September 13, 2012
PALLADINO –JOANN L. age 76 of Blue Jay Dr. Horseheads passed away after an illness on Tues., Aug. 11, 2015. She was born in Elmira, NY, to Peter and Anna (Cecce) Palladino. Joann is survived by her husband, Robert Gates Sr.; daughter, Robin (Bart) Stansfield of Breesport, son, Robert "Beezel" (Cris) Gates Jr. of Coatesville, PA; grandchildren, Brooke and Miranda Stansfield; sisters, Angela Rocchi of Elmira, Nancy Allen of Painted Post, Carol Palladino of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Joann was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She was also predeceased by her granddaughter, Faline Stansfield; and sister, Mary Ann Curreri. For many years she worked with her daughter at Action Gear in Horseheads. She was also a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #442. Years ago she volunteered as a candy striper at Arnot Odgen Medical Center, secretary for the Telstars Baton and Drum Corps and was in charge of all the ticket sales with Donna Brooks Dance Academy. She also worked for her twin sister at Angie's Inn in Pine City. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., Aug. 13, 2015, from 1-3pm and again from 5-6pm where her service will follow there at 6pm. Private burial will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may remember Joann with memorials to Camp Good Days, 1332 Pittsford-Mendon Rd, PO Box 665, Mendon, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/12/2015
PAPADACOS - GRIGORIOU Chrysanthe
Of Hilton Head, SC and formerly a longtime resident of Grand Central Ave. in Horseheads died Friday Aug. 29, 2008 in Hilton Head, SC. She was predeceased by her husband, Iraklis Grigoriou in 1987 and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Chris and Cathy Grigoriou of Hilton Head, SC, Mike and Pat Grigoriou also of Bluffton, SC; Grandchildren, Terri, Nikki, Chrysanthe, Michael, Tina and Mandi; seven great-grandchildren; Sister and brother, Fanee Foukaridis and Vaso Papadacos both of Athens, Greece; dear friend, Franny Wood of Hilton Head, SC; and several nieces, nephews and friends. She was a member of Horseheads Historical Society and longtime resident of Grand Central Ave. in Horseheads. She was also a communicant of St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Thursday Sept. 4, 2008 from 4-7:00 p.m. A service of Divine Liturgy will take place on Friday Sept. 5th, 2008 at 11:00 in St. Athanasios Church, 210 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904 with the Rev. Richard J. Scott officiating. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to St. Athanasios Church 210 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/31/2008
FLOYD S. PARK age 57 of 209 Shull Lane, Horseheads, New York, unexpectedly on Saturday, October 23, 1976. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Roger Strait officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elina (Karikka) Park; daughter, Mrs. Jacqueline Benedict of Beaver Dams, New York; son, Floyd S. Park; Jr. of Big Flats, New York; brother, Roland Park of Deferiet, New York; sister, Mrs. Ruth Daily of Newfield, N.Y.; five grandchildren. Mr. Park was retired from Brockway motor Trucks and was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 517. He was also a member of the Captain Clarence Oliver Post No. 154 of the American Legion and served in the United States navy during World War II. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/1976
Age 52 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday August 31, 2009. Tina was born in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Norman and Monica Sisk Parker on April 23, 1957. She was a former employee of Corning, Inc., BOCES, and cooked at Beefeater's in Horseheads, NY. Tina was pre-deceased by her parents and her brother James R. Parker. She is survived by her brother and sister-in-law: Michael & Jane Parker of North Port, Florida; sister and brother-in-law: Patty & Joseph Weldon of Pottstown, PA; sister-in-law: Gaynelle (Mrs. James) Parker of Tallahassee, Florida; nephew: Bryan Parker of North Port, Florida; niece: Jennifer Parker of Jersey City, New Jersey; several other nieces, nephews, and many special friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday September 5, 2009 from 2-4 PM. Tina's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Mark Erway officiating. Tina will be laid to rest next to her parents in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/2/2009 - 9/4/2009
PARKS - KNOLL, Lillian I.
Age 77, of Horseheads. She was born May 12, 1931 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late William and Louise (Montgomery) Parks and died Saturday, February 14, 2009, at Bethany Manor. She was predeceased by her son, Frank; two sisters, one brother and one great-granddaughter. She is survived by her sons, Charles (Brenda) of Horseheads, William (Beverly Cooper) of Erin and Richard of Elmira; daughter, Beverly Reese of Elmira Heights; daughter-in-law, Emmy (Tony) Mucci of Millport; nine grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, two sisters, one brother and several nieces and nephews; lifelong friend, George C. Nichols of TX. Mrs. Knoll was employed for many years at the lunch counter at Woolworth's in Grand Central Plaza and later in housekeeping at Bethany Manor and Courtyards. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, February 19th, from 4 to 5 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 5 p.m. Rev. Robert Russell will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2009
PARLETT - Luella A. Chapman, 51, of 372 W. First Street, died Saturday, June 5, 1943. She was the widow of Reuben Chapman. Survived by sons, Ransford and Clarence of Elmira and Lawrence , U. S. Army; daughters, Mrs. Kenneth Lewis of Horseheads, Mildred, Mable, Dorothy and Doris, all of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Oscar Chapman of Elmira Heights; a brother George Parlett of Syracuse; eight grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The funeral was held at the Van Buskirk funeral home Wednesday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Richard Cramer officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove cemetery. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Page 4, Thursday, 10 June 1943)
PARROW Penny L. Turner
Died peacefully at her home in Horseheads, NY on Wednesday morning, July 20, 2011, at the age of 63. Penny was born November 14, 1947 in Elmira, a daughter of Wallace and M. Charlene Stermer Parrow. Penny was graduated from Horseheads High School and was a LPN at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is predeceased by her loving husband, Malcolm Turner in 2009; father, Wallace; brother, John Parrow; and grandson, Jeffery Turner; and brother-in-law, Leonardo Masciole. Penny is survived by her mother, Charlene Parrow of Horseheads; stepchildren, Steve (Susan) Turner and grandson, Michael of San Diego, CA, Sheree Lynn Coolbaugh and grandson, Joseph of Horseheads; sisters, Pamela Masciole of Horseheads, NY and Debra (Joseph) Horsey and son, Quinton Parrow of Horseheads; brother, Christopher (Darlene) Parrow of Wilmington, NC; three aunts, two uncles and several nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends, Shirley and Ashley. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, July 23, 2011, from 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. Penny's Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of hours at 2:15 p.m. Penny's ashes will be buried alongside her husband at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Because of the special care Penny received, the family would like memorials made in Penny's name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905. Star Gazette – July 22, 2011
PASS - GRISWOLD
Eleanor V. (Eiklor) Of Candor, NY Age 80, died Thursday, October 4, 2001 at Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, PA where she had been residing. She was born in Candor, NY on September 28, 1921, the daughter of Peter and Charlotte (Walton) Pass. She was predeceased by her husband, Gordon Griswold. Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Klossner, Owego, NY; her three sons and daughters-in-law, Bruce and Sarah (Mills) Eiklor, Washington, PA, LeRoy and Carla Eiklor, Candor, John and Judy Eiklor, Conklin, NY; 13 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She worked at Endicott-Johnson for many years, and later worked for the Owego-Apalachin School District, Tioga County Department of Social Services, and Tayton Truck Lines in Horseheads, NY. Eleanor was also a member of the Straits Corners Baptist Church. Funeral Services will be held at Richards Funeral Home, Rte 17C West, Owego, NY on Saturday, October 6, 2001, at 3:00 PM, with Ralph Kelsey, Pastor of the Grace Bible Church, Candor, officiating. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Candor. Friends are invited to call at Richards Funeral Home on Saturday from 1:00 PM until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Eleanor's name may be made to the Straits Corners Baptist Church Building Fund, 285 Tholen Rd., Candor, NY 13743.
PASTORE LuAnn Wells
Age 55 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday June 26, 2011 as the result of a motorcycle accident. LuAnn was born February 28, 1956 in Elmira, NY the daughter of James R. & Gloria Pastore May. She married her husband Kevin J. Wells on October 3, 1987 and they would have celebrated their 24th Wedding Anniversary on October 3, 2011. LuAnn was a Registered Nurse at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY and had worked at Three River Nursing Home in Corning, NY as well as for Family Services. She loved riding motorcycles and enjoyed shopping and needle crafts. LuAnn loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. She was pre-deceased by her father, James R. May, on June 12, 2000. LuAnn is survived by her loving and devoted husband Kevin J. Wells; beloved daughters and best friends: Alysha Wells and Brittany Wells both at home; mother: Gloria Pastore May of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Bruce & Stephanie May of Horseheads, NY and Scott & Li May of Austin, Texas; sister and brother-in-law: Mary Beth & Timothy Fiala of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Marlene & Jim Moore of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Butch Avery and Dottie & Brent Travis and their boys. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday June 29, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. LuAnn's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday June 30, 2011 at 11 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – June 29, 2011
PATTERSON IRENE D. GERMAN
Irene D. (Patterson) Age 82, of Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 19, 2006. Irene was born Sept. 1, 1923 in Morris Run, PA, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Forfberg) Patterson. She was predeceased by her husband, Clayton German Jr. in 1999; and son, Gary German in 1963; granddaughter, Heather German in 1993; great-grandson, Kristopher German in 2003. Irene is survived by her daughter, Joanne (Gary) Thomas of Corning, NY; and sons, Darwin (Diane) German of Horseheads, NY, Ronald (Pat) German of Wellsburg, NY, Harold German of Horseheads, NY, Larry German of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Bryan German, Ronald (Jennifer) German, Michael (Michelle) German, Jeremy (Amy Koen) German, Samantha German, Garrison German, Bob (Crystal) Thomas, Kevin Thomas; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Ina Slater of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Margaret Patterson of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Irene was also predeceased by her sisters, Dorothy Patterson and Elsa Woughter; brother, Ray Patterson; and brother-in-law, Leonard Slater. Irene was a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed time with her family and countless hours at their summer home on Keuka Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Thursday, July 20, 2006, from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in Maple Grove Cemetery on Friday, July 21, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Donald Roe will officiate.
PAYNE Alton C. "Al"
Age 91, of Lodi, NY, died peacefully on Friday morning, November 16, 2007. Al was born September 27, 1916, a son of the late Willet and Ruby Hawley Payne. He retired from Bendix and served this country with the US Army during WWII. Al was an avid fisherman. He was predeceased by brothers, Walter Payne and Merle Payne; sister, Leola Robinson; and grandson, Dean Guyer. Survivors include his wife of 66 years, Doris Knapp Payne; children: Donna Guyer of Cape Coral, FL, Gary Payne of Erin, NY, and Ronald (Peggy) Payne of Inman, SC; grandchildren, Douglas, Jennifer, Carolyn, and Christopher; four great-grandchildren; sisters, Berdina Germaine and Evelyn Rittenhouse, both of Lake Placid, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035 from 1-4 p.m. on Monday, November 19, 2007. Al's Funeral Service will take place at the conclusion of hours. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery.
PEALER –JOLINA P. ‘JO’ GOTHAM age 89, born June 1, 1927 in Shavertown, PA, the daughter of the late Jay and Jolina (Stermer) Pealer, passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 16, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with her family at her side. She was preceded in death by her sister, Ruth H. Schultz; along with her other siblings. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 69 years, Andrew "Jack" Gotham; beloved sons, David (Kathy) Gotham of Kannapolis, NC and Dana J. Gotham of Wellsburg, NY; brother, Dick Pealer of Niagara Falls, NY; grandchildren: Melanie (Jason) Emory, Jay (Nina) Gotham, Robert (Cesaria "Sarah") Gotham; great grandsons: Oliver Gotham and Brandon Fullagar; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Jo retired from Fairway Springs after many years of dedicated service. She attended New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Jolina was an avid knitter, enjoyed her needle point and loved her flowers too. Family and friends are invited to attend Jo's Memorial Service on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 2:00 pm at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Reverend Leanne Zeck will officiate. Interment will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY privately at the convenience of her family. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 Route 353, Elmira, NY. Thank You: The Gotham family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Chemung County Nursing Facility 5th floor staff and the step down unit and nursing staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the outstanding love and care given to their Mother. Also special thanks to Katie Adams for the nurturing love and care given to both Jo and Jack. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/2017
PEASE - ZAHORIAN, Irene U. (Pease)
Age 94, of Horseheads, died on Monday, May 28, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Irene was born Nov. 17, 1912 in Middlebury Center, PA, the daughter of the late Joseph and Marian (Leach) Pease. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Zahorian in 1997. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Carrie Mosher and Viola Kilburn; and brothers, Howard, Emory and Willard Pease. She is survived by her nieces and nephews, Betty Lou (Henry) Healey of Lawrenceville, PA, Nancy (Louis) Davis of Elmira Heights, NY, Evelyn (Earle) Catlin of Horseheads, NY, Raymond (Betty) Pease of Horseheads, NY, Marion Greible of Horseheads, NY, Isabelle (Arthur) Hamilton of Horseheads, NY, and Edward Wilson of Lodi, NY. She is also survived by grandnieces and nephews, Linda, Patrick and Michael Healey, Randy, Desiree, and Gregory Davis, Karissa Fry, Larry Catlin, Lindy Ely, Janice Rojas, Joyce Cunningham, John Greible, Margaret McCrachen, Sharon Beigun, Yvonne Richards, Arthur Hamilton, Vivian Earl, Lesley Haithcox, Mary Elizabeth Boye, Thomas E.L. Wilson and Robin Harrington. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, May 31, 2007, from 6-8:00 p.m. and again on Friday, June 1, 2007, from 12:00 noon–1:00 p.m., where her service will follow at 1 p.m. Her Pastor, the Rev. James Crupi will officiate. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.
JOHN HENRY PEER age 89 of Horseheads, passed away on Friday March 11, 2016. John was born May 2, 1926 in Elmira Heights, the son of the late Lawrence and Thelma Cooley Peer. He was a Veteran of World War II serving his country with The United States Marine Corps. John married his first wife Alice Sue Stakes and she predeceased him on December 16, 1997. John worked at Dairyman's League in Horseheads and a retired Glazier from Mesko Glass in Corning. He was a member of The Horseheads American Legion Post # 442 and The Horseheads Moose Club and a member of the Horseheads Elks and a member of the VFW. He was a collector and repaired antique clocks. Mr. Peer married his second wife Regenia Lenox Becker on June 17, 2008. John was also predeceased by his son, Bruce David Peer; step-son, James Becker on September 6, 2012; granddaughter, Adriane Christa Peer Edwards on January 29, 2013; and by several brothers and a sister. John is survived by his wife, Regenia Becker; son and companion, John Charles "Chuck" Peer and Joyce Kamas of Horseheads; daughters and sons-in-law, T. Anna Enyeart of TX, Shirley and Steve Sherman of Elmira, Dr. Catherine and Stephen Zaffarano of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Pamela K. Peer of NC, Racy Becker of KY, and Theresa Becker of Binghamton; sister, Norma Babcock of AZ; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday March 15, 2016 from 4-7 PM. Mr. Peer's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery on Wednesday March 16, 2016 at 10AM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Peer. Those wishing may make a donation to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/2016
PEER Verna G. Clark
Horseheads, NY died peacefully with her loving family by her side on October 24, 2012. Born November 13, 1924 she was the daughter of Lawrence and Thelma Peer and was a graduate of Horseheads High School. As a Christian, she was a past member of South Trenton NY Union Church, and also attended local churches, Calvary Baptist and Pine City Baptist. Verna was a loving "stay at home" wife, mother and grandmother who supported her family in all their endeavors. She enjoyed sewing, cooking/baking/canning and in later years working on crossword puzzles. She is survived by daughters Nancy (Michael) Wall, Newville, PA, Carolyn (Gary) Mattoon, Long Valley, NJ, Laura (Robert) Juravich, Wilmington, NY and sons David (Maura) Clark, Fairport, NY and Daniel (Sally) Clark, Kilmarnock, VA. 20 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, sister Norma Babcock, Glendale, AZ, brother John Peer, Horseheads, NY and many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, husband of 57 years, Frederick C. Clark, daughter Diane R. Clark, sister Dorothy Goodwin, brothers Lawrence and David Peer, son-in-law Gary C. Mattoon and friend/companion, Edward L. Sheive. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Fri., Oct. 26, 2012 from 4-6:00 pm. Her funeral service will be celebrated at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 pm with the Rev. Sidney Aldrich officiating. Graveside burial service will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads on Saturday at 10:00 am. Donations in her name may be given to Samaritan's Purse, PO Box 3000, Boone, NC, 28607 Star Gazette – October 26, 2012
JAMES R. PIERCE age 87, proprietor of Jim Pierce's Barber Shop and a lifelong resident of Elmira, passed away on Tuesday July 12, 2016 at his home following complications of cancer while in the care of his loving family and Care First. Born on Feb. 12, 1929, James was the son of the late, Martha Watts Wilson. In service to his country, Jim served in the U.S. Army at the end of the World War II era in 1946. Then. after a brief time back home, was called to the Korean War where he served until his honorable discharge in 1951. After returning home, Jim proudly operated his own business on Maple Ave. for several decades. A fixture in our community, he made many friends and enjoyed his customers. Jim is survived by his wife and companion of 52 years, Klyda Kizer Pierce, Elmira; daughter, Kathleen (Richard) Cory, Elmira; son, Bishop James (Joan) Pierce, Horseheads; daughter-in-law, Betsy Pierce, Elmira; many grandchildren, great and great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; along with his best pal, Scott (Mary Beth) Drake. In addition to his mother, Jim was predeceased by his son, Ted Pierce and brother, Frank R. (Betty) Pierce. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport/Elmira New York 14904 on Sun. July 17, 2016 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7:15 p.m. with his son, Bishop James Pierce officiating. Military honors will be accorded Mr. Pierce at the funeral home with graveside committal services on Mon. at 10 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Care First, 4805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY or the Brand Park Beautification Project, 352 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/2016
PELLOR Kenneth L. Jr.
Age 72, of Rosewood Rd., Horseheads, died Fri., Nov. 30, 2007, at the Manor at Bethany Village. Ken was born Oct. 25, 1935 in Gillett, PA, son of the late Kenneth and Louise (Frost) Pellor Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Joyce (Granger) Pellor; son, Douglas (Susan) Pellor; daughter, Dawn Pellor; grandchildren, Amanda and Kayla, all of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters, Beverly Henderson of Sunnyvale, CA, John (Colleen) Pellor of Terrell, NC, Roger Pellor of San Jose, CA, Mary (John) Deihs of Lebanon, MO, Gary (Darlene) Pellor of Galt, GA; mother-in-law, Kathleen Granger of Elmira Heights, NY; sister-in-law, Eileen (John) Reib of Elmira Heights, NY; brother-in-law, Gary (Pauline) Granger of Corning, NY; many loving nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by a son, Kenneth F. Pellor in 1975; and father-in-law, Paul Granger in 1991. Ken was a NYS Corrections Officer working in the Monterey Facility until his retirement in 2000, 26 years as a Journeyman/pressman with Moore Business Forms and also with Zeiser Wilbert Vault Company in Elmira. He attended Pine Valley United Methodist Church, was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Korean War, an avid bowler and hunter. Ken was a proud Harley owner and active motorcycle rider for over 40 years, a member of the AMA and American Rifle Assoc. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, from 1-3:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His funeral service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Deb Roe officiating. Interment service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where full Military Honors will be accorded. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2007.
PELOT Joseph E.
Age 76, of Biltmore Dr., Horseheads, and formerly of Westinghouse Rd. and Brookside Cir. in Elmira, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Aug. 26., 2007. Joe was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice Pelot in 1995 and his second wife, Josephine Benjamin-Pelot in 2007. His surviving family include his sons, Rick (Janet) Pelot of Pittsburgh, PA, Gary (Laurie) Pelot of Greenville, SC, Tom (Maggie) Pelot of Horseheads, NY; granddaughters, Stephanie, Lindsay, and Sarah Pelot; brother, James (Margaret) Pelot of Horseheads, NY; step-daughters, Susan (John) Strabrylla of Highland Lakes, NJ, Sandra (Charles) Murray of Dushore, PA; step-granddaughters, Stephanie Strabrylla and Charlie Lynn Murray; several nieces and nephews. Joe was a retired millwright from Corning Inc. where he retired in 1993. He was also a longtime member of the Horseheads BPOE Elks Lodge #2297. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Wed., Aug. 29, 2007, from 3-5:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow beside his wife, Beatrice, in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials in his name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/28/2007.
PENDERGAST –JANE ARLENE ‘PEACHES’ PENDERGAST PRISLOPSKI, age 88 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Monday December 1, 2014 after an extended illness. Jane was born April 10, 1926 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late James and Jane Howard Pendergast and the youngest of four children. She attended and graduated from Southside High School in Elmira, NY. Jane continued her education at Elmira College earning a Bachelor's of Science and a Master's Degree in Chemistry and Education. She married her husband John Prislopski on March 5, 1946 at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY . Jane taught Chemistry at Southside High School and Horseheads High School. Her students affectionately called her "Peaches." During her career, she was named "Teacher of The Year" and received a Steuben Crystal Apple. The yearbook at Horseheads High School was also dedicated to Jane. Jane retired after 20 years of teaching in 1981. In her retirement, Jane enjoyed her time tending to her garden, playing bridge and traveling with her husband, John. They took many cruises around the world. Jane was pre-deceased by her husband, John on September 21, 2002; her grandson, Ivan Zimmerman on December 3, 2005; as well as her brothers, Raymond Pendergast and Howard Pendergast. Jane is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Prislopski Short and James Michael Short of Palm Bay, Florida, Dr. Mary Prislopski Zimmerman and Dr. I. Harold Zimmerman of Pleasanton, CA, Deborah Prislopski Sonnenschmidt and Fritz Sonnenschmidt C.M.C. of Rhinebeck, NY, and Susan Prislopski Dickens and Larry Dickens of South Bristol, New York; grandchildren, James John & Penny Short of Endwell, NY, Charles Michael Short of Nashua, NH, Lt. Colonel Jennifer Lynette and Frank Trinkle of Warner Robbins, GA , Mary Heather & Eric Baumes of Rexford, NY, Hillary Albro Ferrante of Milton, MA, and Lindsey Dickens of Fairport, NY; great grandchildren, Nicholas Short of Endwell, NY, Nathaniel Short of Endwell, NY, Emily Baumes of Rexford, NY, Taylor Ferrante of Milton, MA and Kia Trinkle of Warner Robbins, GA; sister, Mary Pendergast Robb of Rochester, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends and caregivers. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday December 7, 2014 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Prislopski's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday December 8, 2014 at 10:30 AM. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband John and her grandson Ivan Zimmeran in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Prislopski through memorials to CareFirst 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY or to Care Givers 1300 College Avenue Suite 3 Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/4/2014
PERRY Charles K. "Chuck" Age 62 Of Horseheads, NY, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on November 10, 2006 at home surrounded by his family after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on January 22, 1944 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Van C. Perry, who died in 1972, and Frances R. Fundurulic, who survives him. Charles married Carol L. Kilmer in 1964; she died in 1992. Along with his mother, Charles is survived by his wife, Patricia Bellinger-Perry, who he married in 1994; also survived by children, Craig G. (Rebecca) Perry of Elmira, NY, Curt G. (Tanya) Perry of Elmira, NY, and Cristen (Michael) Kwiatkowski of North Carolina; stepchild, Elizabeth L. Bellinger of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Mitchell V. and Morgan R. Perry of Elmira; brothers, Scott (Bonnie) Perry and Joel Perry, all of Elmira Heights, NY. Charles was a 1962 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School, Elmira Heights, NY. He worked at Shepard Niles, Montour Falls, NY, and LePrino Foods, Waverly, NY. He had owned and operated CP CADD Services and worked at Cameron Fabrications of Horseheads, NY. He loved spending time with his grandchildren, enjoyed watching the "METS" and enjoyed sharing time and conversation with his many neighbors, who are dear friends to Charles and Patricia. He will be deeply missed by all who shared a part in his life. It was Charles' request that there be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, at 11:30 a.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. The Reverend Albert B. Craig will officiate. A graveside interment at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY, will immediately follow. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials in Charles' memory in care of Rev. Albert B. Craig, 260 W. Pulteney St., Corning , NY 14830.
PERSONIUS Roger J. Formerly of Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, September 25, 2006, at Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Roger was born in Ithaca, NY on October 6, 1920, the son of the late Roger A. and Florence Personius. After 56 years of marriage he was predeceased by his wife, Freida Cortright, on June 13, 1999. Survivors include daughter, Marilyn (Dave) Wood of Himrod, NY; grandchildren, Michael (Brandy) Wood of Harrisburg, PA, and Brenda (Jeremy) Clement of Breesport, NY; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Sally Cortright of Ithaca, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Roger served his country in World War II with the U.S. Army. After working in several positions with Gulf Oil Co. in Big Flats, NY, he retired as plant manager after 36 years. He remained loyal to the area and was a life member of the Ithaca Elks Lodge. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Thursday, September 28, 2006, from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Personius' Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Scott Snyder. Roger will be laid to rest along side his wife, Freida, in Maple Grove Cemetery on Friday, September 29, 2006, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Roger may do so through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
PETERSON –DOROTHY E. (PETERSON) MOTT age 96 of Horseheads passed away on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Daniel G. Mott; and children, Dennis Mott, Terry W. Mott, Prudence Hufford, Dorothy Clark, and Bradley Mott. Dorothy was born on February 12, 1918 in Corning, NY to the late Claude and Clarinda (Corey) Peterson. She is survived by her son, Daniel (Brenda) Mott of Sayre, PA; daughters, Laura (Charles) Kennedy of Erin, NY, Clara (Paul) DeWitt of Douglasville, GA, and Lueann (Cliff Shroyer) Skelly of Horseheads, NY with son and special grandson to Dorothy, Kristopher Skelly of Fort Mills, SC; 18 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; 18 great great grandchildren; brother, Donald Peterson of Elmira, NY; canine and feline companions, Bella Lue, Sparkie, Tina, and Lilly; and special caregiver, Dorothy Bacon. Dorothy was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and great great grandmother who will be truly missed by all who loved her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, January 23, 2015, from 11AM to 1PM. Funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1PM. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/22/2015
PETERSON - Mrs. Sarah Bertha Ostrander
Age 96, Monday, Oct 27, 1969 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Maude Delany Coon 405 Eleanor St., Horseheads. Friends may call at the home of Mrs. Coon 405 Eleanor St. after Tuesday noon, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Eugene Bardwell. Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements by Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Survived by son, Edward Ostrander of Sidney, NY.; daughters, Mrs Maude Delany Coon of Horseheads, Mrs. Nellie Morris of Millport, Mrs. Della Meador of Syracuse; sisters, Mrs. Maud Rundell, Mrs. Jessie Wheeler both of Elmira, several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
Age 93, of Townley Hill Rd., Horseheads, NY, died Sat., Mar. 8, 2008. He is survived by his niece and nephew, Carol and Jack Bundy of Wellsburg, NY, Alan and Judy Eberle of Southside Elmira, NY; several grandnieces and grandnephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William and Anna Petrasek; brother and sisters, Olga Eberle and Hermina (Stan) Benson, Ulrich Petrasek, longtime companion and fiancée, Helma Tudi. Bill was a Corning Inc. retiree, having worked in the Steuben factory for many years. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in WWII, member of American Legion and Soaring Eagles Polka Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Mon., Mar. 10, 2008, from 4-6:00 p.m. His service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bill with memorials to the Chemung County SPCA and Humane Society, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2008.
PHENES Kay L. Olin
Age 65 of Beaver Dams, NY died at Schuyler Hospital Aug. 17, 2011. She was born in Corning, NY to Gilbert Phenes and Elizabeth (Johnson) Allen. Kay is survived by her loving husband, William H. Olin; sister, Sherry Gill of Jacksonville, FL; brother, David Phenes of Beaver Dams, NY; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Kay was also predeceased by her father-in-law, Charles H. Olin; mother-in-law, Annie Olin. Kay was a devoted homemaker who loved quilting, crafts and shopping. She loved time spent with long conversations with friends and family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday Aug. 21, 2011 from 5-8:00 pm. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Monday at 1:00 pm with burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may also remember Kay with memorials to Beaver Dams Vol. Fire Department, 1590 County Road 19, Beaver Dams, NY 14812-9440 or Schuyler Ambulance Corp., PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY 14891. Star Gazette – August 20, 2011
PHILLIPS –MABEL N. ANDRUS, age 87, formerly of 609 Center Street, Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, May 8, 1997. Mrs. Andrus was born June 11, 1909 in the town of Catlin, NY, the daughter of George E. and Fannie Bailey Phillips. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Forrest E. Andrus, on August 6, 1968 and was also pre-deceased by her son, Leon Andrus, in 1976. Mrs. Andrus is survived by her daughter, Allene Hager and Gordon Benson of Canton, PA; grandchildren; Alan Hager, Jr. of Spring Lake, NC; Scott and Susan Hager of Spring Lake, NC; Christopher Hager of Kempton, PA; Gay Kellogg of Cocoa, FL; Cheryl Stratton of Wellsburg, NY; Linda Andrus of Elmira, NY; several great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, 7-9 P.M. Mrs. Andrus funeral services will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor James Swanson officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Andrus through memorials to the American Cancer Society, Elmira, NY. –Elmira, Star Gazette.
PHILLIPS –MARLENE A. PHILLIPS ERICKSON, age 78 of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Tuesday June 10, 2014. Marlene was born July 14, 1935 in Scranton, PA the daughter of the late Joseph T. and Mary E. Phillips. She married her husband, Robert W. Erickson, on May 2, 1959 and he pre-deceased her on November 17, 2013 after 54 years of marriage. Marlene loved the time she spent with her family, friends, and her canine friend Buddy. Mrs. Erickson is survived by her sons: Robert P Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY and Richard J. Erickson of Elmira, NY; grandson: Eric D. Erickson of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Joseph T. & Marylou Phillips of Vernon, NJ; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Lorraine Donald of Horseheads, NY, Joan & Steve Platko of Stonington, CT, Bill & Alice Erickson of Elmira, NY, and Gary & Carol Erickson of Big Flats, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. At Marlene's request there will be no prior calling hours. Marlene will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Robert in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Gravesite Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Erickson through memorials to a charity of one’s choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/10/2014
PHILLIPS Norm M.
Age 51 of Chalfont, PA formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 15, 2008 with his loving family at his side after a courageous 3 ½ year battle with Lou Gehrig's Disease. Norm worked from home for the last 1 ½ years, even with a tremendous amount of difficulty, but was still determined to hang on and live life as positively as possible. Norm was born June 28, 1957 in Elmira, NY the son of Arland and Beverly Wheeler Phillips. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1975 and attended Delhi University. Until recently he was a Computer Scientist Engineer for Boeing Aircraft. Norm is survived by his his wife of 19 years Cynthia M. Butler Phillips and their son Christopher at home; his daughter and son-in-law: Kira & Rob Gray and two lovely grandchildren Ashton and Samantha Gray of Dallas, Texas; loving parents: Arland & Beverly Phillips of Horseheads, NY; two very devoted sisters and brother-in-law: JoEllen Malinowski of Horseheads, NY and Allison & Ken Brooks of Cypress, Texas; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Carroll & Joyce Butler of Oklahoma; many special aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Norm was pre-deceased by his maternal grandparents Norman and Josephine Wheeler, paternal grandparents Merrill and Leona Phillips, and a special uncle Roger. Norm dearly loved his brothers in Fraternity Theta Gamma Alumni of which he was president for the last 11 years as well as his sisters of Pi Nu Epsilon Sorority. He loved nice cars, swimming, skiing, and camping with his family and friends. He will be surely missed by all who knew and loved him. On June 28th The Third Annual Norm M. Phillips Charity Golf Tournament for ALS was held at Eagle Vale Golf Club in Fairport, NY for the purpose of raising funds for the continued research for ALS. Many of Norm's fraternity brothers and sorority sisters attended along with friends and family from the Horseheads area. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday July 18, 2008 from 3-5 and 7-9 PM. Norm's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday July 19, 2008 at 11 AM with Norm's uncle, John Ford, officiating and assisted by Pastor Jeremiah Ayers. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made in Norm's name to The Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at John Hopkins University One Charles Center 100 North Charles Street Suite 408 Baltimore, Maryland 21201. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/16/2008 - 7/17/2008
PICKERING Clair M. "Pick"
Age 79, of Millport and formerly of Albert Dr. in Horseheads, and longtime motel proprietors in Montour Falls, NY, died unexpectedly on Friday, May 11, 2007. Pick was born Sept. 7, 1927 in Elmira Heights, NY, the son of Frank and Myrtle (Hodge) Pickering. Clair was predeceased by his daughter, Gail in 1973; and recently Joan (Waters) Pickering. Her surviving family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia (David) Barrows of Toledo, OH; grandchildren, Kristine (Jamie) Langan of Ypsilanti, MI, Kelly (Dan) Cook of Casper, WY, Karen (Craig) Beach of Newtown, PA, Katy (Scott) Salvigsen of Clarks Summitt, PA; ten great-grandchildren; brother and sister, Harry (Margaret) Pickering of Horseheads, NY, Lenora Kirouac of Lake Oswego, OR. Also predeceasing were his brothers, Frank and Lloyd Pickering. Clair was employed at Abeloves Linen Supply in Elmira for many years. For many years both Clair and his wife, Joan were owners and proprietors of the Montour Motel and the Falls Motel in Montour Falls, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, May 15, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with his service to be celebrated at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. His nephew, the Rev. Daniel Pickering will officiate. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.
PICKERING Harry E. Pickering
Age 89 of Breesport Rd. in Horseheads went home to be with the Lord on Nov. 3, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Harry was born in Elmira, NY, on July 10, 1921 a son to the late Frank and Myrtle (Hodge) Pickering. He is survived by his wife Margaret Vance Pickering; Sons and daughter, Gerald (Donna) Pickering of Horseheads, NY, Mary (Robert) Van den Brand of Levittown, PA, and Gary (Carol) Pickering of Hot Springs, AR; Nathan (Allie) Pickering, Heidi (Ray) Carillo, Heather (Jason) Burrick, Justin (Lisa) Pickering, Elissa (Paul) Glor, Julie (David) Thomas, Matthew (Laken) Thomas, Phillip (Amie) Clark, Carrie Clark, Margo and Clark; Many great grandchildren; Sister, Lenora Kirouac and many friends. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Clair, Frank and Lloyd. He was a member of Bible Baptist Church in Horseheads and retired from the Star Gazette as a supervisor and Bendix Eclipse as a foreman. He was also a former and active member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. Harry was also a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. He was a kind and patient man who always had a smile and a kind word to offer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads today Fri. Nov. 5, 2010 from 4-7:00 pm. His service will take place at the funeral home on Sat. Nov. 6, 2010 at 10:00 am with his son, the Rev. Gary Pickering and the Rev. Alex Raducz officiating. A graveside service officiated by the Rev. Doug Foreman will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. Note: special thanks to the medical staff of Elcor and Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the special care they always provided. Star-Gazette - November 5, 2010
PIECUCH - SAWESTER, Genevieve "Jean" (Peicuch)
Age 89, of Bush Avenue, Horseheads, NY, and formerly a long time resident of Beaver Falls, PA, was born Oct. 21, 1919, the daughter of the late Jon & Julia (Bega) Piecuch and died on Monday, March 2, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center (Skilled Nursing Floor – 4D) where she received professional care from their entire staff. Genevieve was preceded in death by her husband of 69 years, Joseph, on December 16, 2008. Genevieve is survived by her son, Barry and daughter-in-law, Joán of Horseheads; her grandson, Ed (Teresa); her great grandchildren, Berkley and Nicholas all of Trumansburg, NY; and her many friends, especially Donald and Janice Temple of Horseheads. In addition to her parents and her husband, Joseph, Genevieve was predeceased by two brothers, and one sister, along with her grandson, LCPL Michael (USMC) and Michael's mother, June. Genevieve, a sewing instructor, worked at the Singer Store in Beaver Falls for many years prior to her and her husband's move to New York. Family and friends are invited call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed., March 4, 2009 from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Thurs., March 5, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler, Celebrant. Burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, donations, if so desired, may be sent to the Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. The family would also like to thank Dr. Stryker, Dr. Mitchell and Dr. Howard along with the rest of the staff at Orchard Family Health Care, Horseheads, the staff of 4D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the Southern Tier Hospice for their concerns and professional care for Genevieve. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/3/2009 - 3/4/2009
PLACE –THELMA J. SCOTT (TJ), age 87, adored mother, grandmother, sister, and the heart of our family, passed away on Wednesday, January 1, 2014 in Queen Creek, AZ. She was predeceased by husband, Bert (Scotty); daughter, Nancy; sons, Barry & Tom; and 7 of her siblings. She is survived by children, Elizabeth (Cliff) Fairchild, Pam (Mike) Johns, Lori (Mike) Schell, Debra Scott, Brian (Valarie) Scott, Karen Scott, Stacy Scott, & Amy (Craig) Clifford; 27 grandchildren & many great-grandchildren; sister, Myrle Knapp; along with many nieces, nephews and other extended family and friends. She was born in Laceyville, PA to loving parents John & Essie (Gross) Place and was the youngest of 9 children. TJ never met a crossword puzzle too tough to solve. She loved jazz, especially Dave Brubeck, the New York Yankees and Arizona Diamondbacks. If she couldn't get them on TV she would often go to a live Diamondbacks game, and would attend as many Spring Training games as she could, regardless of who they were playing. Above all else, she loved her family. A celebration of Thelma's life will be held at the Hickory House Restaurant, 3543 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY on Sunday, May 18, 2014, at 2 p.m. hosted by Barry's children, B.J., Erica and Stephanie. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2014 (Buried Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY)
DALE F. PLATE of Horseheads, NY passed away Wednesday morning, September 2, 2015 at the age of 75. Dale was born on August 19, 1940 in Elmira, NY son of the late Frederick "Ted" and Elsie Freeman Plate. Dale is also predeceased by his daughter, Terry; sister, Cathy Gardner; and long-time companion, Betty Vonderchek. As well as being a farmer at heart, he worked in construction and masonry positions with various construction agencies. Dale is survived by his son, Jeffrey (Cathy) Plate of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeffrey and Bradley Tarr; friend and ex-wife, Alta Plate; sisters, Jeanne Krause, Marjorie Krejcar and Marilyn Plate; many relatives and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, September 8, 2015 from 4PM - 6PM with a time of sharing to follow. He will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family graciously accepts remembrances with donations in Dale's memory to the Horseheads Animal Shelter Emergency Fund, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/2015
WENDELL L. PLUMMER, 65, of 150 Overlook Drive, Horseheads, N.Y. died Sunday April 12, 1987 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Born Feb. 6, 1922 in Medford, Mass., he was the son of Hurlbut and Galdys Rawding Plummer. Wendell was a retired engineering manager with 30 years of service from the Westinghouse Corporation. Since that time, he was a substitute teacher at Junior High East in the Horseheads School System and a tutor at the Achievement Center. He was a former employee of Sylvania Electric Products, Towanda. His wife of 43 years, June (Dixon) Plummer is a native of the Towanda Area. Wendell was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horsheads, presently serving as clerk of the session in addition to being a long-time Sunday school teacher. His other community involvement’s included activity in the scouting program as a cub master, scout master and merit badge counselor. In addition he was presently serving as chairman of the Planning Commission of the Town of Horseheads. He was a former Little League and Cinderella coach and had been actively involved in the Chemung Rivem Rats. Wendell is survived by his wife, June; his children and their families: Michael and Linda Plummer of Pittsburgh, Kevin and Mary Plummer of Breesport, N.Y., Gail and Darryl Abbey of Boston, Timothy Plummer of San Diego, Steven and Cheryl Plummer of Pittsburgh, Deborah Plummer, a student at the University of Michigan and william Plummer of Horseheads; grandchildren, Matthew, Stephanie, Rebecca, Krista, Carmella, Abbey and Philip Plummer; Alex Abbey; Arthur and Wendy Jones; sister, Mrs. Carl (Marjory) Dawson of Reading, Mass.; mother-in-law, Mrs. Elsie Dixon of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, N.Y. today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The funeral service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, Horseheads on Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. Jeffrey S. Bell will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or memorials in Wendell’s name directed to the First Presbyterian Church, 705 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, N.Y. would be greatly appreciated and acknowledged by the family. –Towanda Daily Review
POET John H.
Retired Horseheads Teacher
Of Lowman, NY, entered into eternal rest on June 19, 2007 at the age of 62 after an extended illness. John was born in York, PA, the son of John Roy and Edna Schiding Poet, and is survived by his devoted wife, Susan, and sons, Ryan (Holly) and Justin (Heather). John was a graduate of Shippensburg University, where he managed the baseball and wrestling teams and was an announcer on the school radio station. John retired from the Horseheads Central School District in 1999, where he taught business subjects for 33 years. He was very active in the Horseheads Teachers Association, serving as secretary, grievance chairman and, for many years, president. Enjoying live theater, John performed in many Elmira Little Theater productions and served on the board of directors. He also directed several plays for the Greenroom Players of Horseheads High School. John loved sports, especially baseball (he was a lifelong Yankees fan), and coached teams in the Horseheads Little League for 20 years. He worked as a local football official, as well as a softball and baseball umpire. For more than 35 years, John was a part of the Horseheads Athletic Program. More recently he worked as the "Voice of the Blue Raiders" and loved to intone "Time out, Horseheads!" John will undoubtedly be remembered for his sense of humor. He was preceded in death by his parents and, very recently, by his brother, Robert. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Route 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Friday, June 22, 2007, from 4-8 p.m. John's service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow immediately at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Those wishing to remember John may do so through memorials to American Diabetes Center, 600 Fitch Street, Elmira, NY 14905.
83 years old, of Cocoa Beach, FL and Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday, August 26, 2008. Mr. Polizzi was born in Palermo, Sicily on October 1, 1923, the son of Damiano Polizzi and Rosa Randazzo Polizzi. He emigrated to America in the late 1940s and opened Academy Seafood Market on Broadway in upper Manhattan, NYC. Mr. Polizzi worked tirelessly for over 40 years at the Market providing his customers with the freshest seafood in upper Manhattan. He was married for 45 years to Camilla Gerbino Polizzi until her death in 1998. Mr. Polizzi is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Rosette and Michael Lehmann of Horseheads NY; grandchildren, Rachel (Jerry) Mirando, Michael Lehmann II and Sean Lehmann; great-grand-daughter, Sophia Rose Mirando; brothers, Salvatore Polizzi of Queens NY, Marco (Philomena) Polizzi of Fair Lawn, NJ, and Cesare Polizzi of Palermo, Sicily. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Salvatore Polizzi, who died at the age of 4, Giovanni Polizzi; and sister, Rosa Aiello. There will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Jeremiah Moynihan at St. Casimir's Church in Elmira, NY on Tuesday, September 2, 2008, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will take place at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads immediately following the Mass. The family would like to express their deep gratitude to Kevin and Eileen McInerny and Jerry Mirando for their help and guidance through this difficult time. Grandpa Polizzi was deeply loved by his family and will be sorely missed. Arrangements are being handled by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/31/2008 - 9/1/2008
POLLOCK MRS. ALICE G. BAUMGARTNER of 116 Cherry St., Horseheads, Wednesday, Feb. 18, 1976. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 1880 Davis Street, Friday 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Saturday at 10:30 a.m. The Rev. Eddie J. Lowmaster. Burial Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Survived by sons, Cecil E. Keister and Lester H. Keister both of Hogsheads, daughters, Mrs. Robert (Mary ).) Andrews of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Ulisse (Nellie) Spaziani of Elmira, Mrs. Clayton (Mable) Forrest of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Douglas (Flossie) Huffner of Elmira RD 1; three stepsons; one stepdaughter; one brother, one sister both from Penna.; 20 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren. She was a retired employee of Thatcher Glass Manufacturer Co. and the widow of Cecil G. Baumgartner who died Oct. 11, 1975. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/22/1976
ARTHUR M. PRESTON age 92, of Horseheads, passed away at home on Friday May 15, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Arthur was born in Breesport, NY, on October 16, 1922, the son of the late Allen D. and Velma Elosia Meddaugh Preston. Arthur was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Arlene W. Mott; sister and brother-in-law, Ada and Perry Courtright; brother, Herman J. Preston; and brother-in-law, Richard G. Miles. He is survived by five children: daughter and son-in-law, Verena and James Rattray of Horseheads, sons and daughters in-law, Gerald and Vicki Preston of Horseheads, George and Dorothy Preston of Brooktondale, NY, daughter and son-in-law, Judy and Mark Elston of Horseheads and son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Pattie Preston of Horseheads; 12 grandchildren; six great grandchildren; and one great- great grandchild; sister and sister-in-law, Faith Miles and Florence Preston; nieces, nephews and cousins. Arthur was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the 9th Army Air Force in the European Theatre during World War II. After the war, he worked at New York Telephone, retiring after 35 years of service. Art was a man of great humor, who "worked to play". He was constantly busy around his home and small farm property, exercising an uncommon creativity and inventiveness in everything he set out to do. He was an accomplished woodworker, and loved creating objects for family and friends. He was dedicated to his wife of 68 years, and his five children and their families. He and Arlene traveled extensively throughout the US with their 5th wheel camper and for many years belonged to two camping clubs. He was a member of the Telephone Pioneers, and the American Legion Bently Trumble Post 442 in Horseheads. He loved his John Deere Tractor, his dog, and holiday breakfasts with his family on Pancake Hill. In his words before he died: "I had it all". Family and friends are invited to Barber Funeral Home 413 South Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845 on Monday, May, 18, 2015, from 2:00 p.m.- 4:00 p.m. and again from 6:00 p.m.- 8:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Memorials in Arthur's memory can be made to Care First, 3805, Meads Creek Road, Painted Post, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/17/2015
PRESTON - COURTRIGHT
Ada (Preston) Age 93, of Clifton Springs and formerly of William Lane, Horseheads, died Sunday, October 30, 2005, at the Clifton Springs Hospital and Clinic Rehab Center. Mrs. Courtright was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, F. Perry Courtright, on December 26, 2002. Surviving are her daughter and son, Janice "Jan" DeJager of Fairport, NY, James and Barbara Courtright of Seneca Falls, NY; grandchildren, Jeanelle DeJager (Tim) Paul, Joel (Mary) DeJager, Judi DeJager, (Bryan) Bortman, Timothy (Lisa) Courtright, Deborah Courtright, and Pam Courtright; 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Art (Arlene) Preston, Herm (Florence) Preston and sister, Faith Miles; nieces, nephews and several cousins and many close and caring friends. Ada was predeceased by her brother-in-law, Raymond Courtright; sister-in-law, Marian Freeman; and son-in-law, R. John DeJager; brother-in-law, Richard Miles. Perry and Ada were both devoted members of the Horseheads First Baptist Church. She was a retired Teacher from Horseheads Central School District, having taught both 2nd and 6th grade. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Friday, Nov. 4, 2005, from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Friends are further invited to call in the First Baptist Church in Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2005, from 1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m. where her service will take place there at 2:00 p.m.; the Rev. Robert Finch will officiate. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845, or to the Clifton Springs Hospital & Clinic Foundation, 2 Coulter Road, Clifton Springs, NY 14432. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
PRICE Gene B.
78, of 715 Sayre St. Horseheads, NY, died Sunday morning, August 5, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Nelson, PA on January 12, 1929, Gene was the son of Clifford & Dorothy Chilson Price. He is survived by his wife of 52 years Lorraine Baker Price and their children, Gene Rockwell Price, Pennellville, NY; Cynthia Price, Horseheads, NY; Loree & Dan McOwen Dryden, NY; and Holly & Paul Yanowiak, Rochester, NY and his grandchildren, Kayla Price, Matthew Outen, Caitlin Outen, Chelsea Yanowiak, Bailey McOwen and Edward McOwen. Also survived by, sister-in-law, Priscilla Price, Nelson, PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Karen and Don Irwin, Charlotte, NC and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Joann Killen, Huntington, IN; as well as many loving nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Gene was predeceased by a brother, Keith Price and a sister, Constance "Connie" Kreisler. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father and caring son-in-law. Gene started his career as a glass blower at Corning Inc. and eventually left to start his own business, the Unicorn Glass Co. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed golf, bowling and hunting. He served his country in Korea in the United States Army. He was a long time member of the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church, Horseheads Elks and The American Legion. The family would like to express appreciation for the wonderful care he received from all the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family will receive friends on Wednesday, August 8, 2007 from 12 noon – 2 p.m. in the narthex of Horseheads First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY 14845. Memorial services will immediately follow at the church with the Pastor Jonathan Knight officiating. Internment will take place privately in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Horseheads First Presbyterian Church.
PRICE HELENA R. NICHOLS
Helena R. Age 78 of Elmira, NY died on Monday August 28, 2006 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. Helena was born January 9, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward and Lily Thompson Price. She was a retired mail sorter at Capabilities, Inc. in Elmira, NY. Helena was pre-deceased by her husband Leonard Nichols. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers and sisters Archie, Gordon, Dorothy, Ethel, Francis, and Lucille. Mrs. Nichols is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Norma & John Heath of Elmira, NY; Lena & Bob Garris of Elmira, NY; Judy & John Hampton of Montrose, PA; sons and daughters-in-law: Fred Cosier of Woodbridge, VA; Alvin & Marilu Burkholder of South Dayton, NY; Leonard Nichols & Cindy Burdick of Wellsburg, NY; sister: Loretta Butler 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 Friday September 1, 2006 from 7-8 PM. Mrs. Nichols' Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Paul D. Mills officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/30/06
PRICE Henry J. Sr. A resident of Fairway Ave. and a much loved family man died on Thursday morning, January 19, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 54. Henry was born on January 18, 1952 in Elmira, NY. He married his best friend, Sherry Lee Doane on September 23, 1974. Henry was a self-employed auto mechanic whose many interest included auto repair, painting and detailing. He loved taking his grandchildren fishing. A carpenter, Henry enjoyed caring for the home he built and cherished being surrounded by his large loving family who survive him. His loving wife, Sherry Lee Doane Price; their seven children, Margaret & Edward Taylor, Henrietta & Bob Petrie, Henry & Barb Price, Alice & Kurt Boorse, Tammy & Terry Thurston, John Price & Julie, Milton Price & Patty; 27 grandchildren, Katie, Harley, Adam, Joey, Kris, Eddie, David, Carla, Tyler, Amanda, Ryan, Logan, Matthew, Timothy, Brittany, Sheri, Henry III "Big Dude", Noah, Morgan, Alexus, Caylee, Lindsey, Curtis III, Sara, Chase, Naudia, Alexa; and 1 great grandson, Johnny B.; sisters and brothers, Nancy & Jim Butts, Alice & Joe Prinzivalli, Edward & Nancy Price, Michael Price, Christopher & Tuddy Price; many cousins, nieces, nephews and cherished family friends including Henry's best friend, Leland DeWert. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his mother-in-law, Margaret Doane onFebruary 17, 2001. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, January 22, 2006 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Monday morning at 10 a.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
PRICE - BUTLER
Loretta J. Age 97 formerly of 3056 Lake Road Horseheads, NY died peacefully on February 20, 2007 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Loretta was born on February 20, 1910 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of the late Edward Thomas and Lillie A. Thompson Price. Mrs. Butler was a retired machinist from Remington Rand in Elmira, NY and she also worked at the Ideal Sandwich Shop. She was a member of the Horseheads Historical Society. She was pre-deceased by her husband Alpha Butler; son Richard Butler and twelve brothers and sisters. Mrs. Butler is survived by her sons and daughters and son-in-law: Arthur Butler; Albert Butler; Delphine Merrone; Norma and Al Curren all of Horseheads, NY and Clarabelle Hayden of Waverly, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday February 23, 2007 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Butler's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Mrs. Butler through memorials to the Horseheads Free Library 405 South Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the Elmira Heights Fire Department 215 Elmwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY 14903.
PRITCHARD David J.
Age 60 of Horseheads, NY died Friday, January 13, 2012. Survived by mother, Joan Draghi, GA; brother, William Pritchard, Horseheads; sister, Julie Couey, GA. David was a US Army Veteran Vietnam. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, February 29th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Burial to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Star Gazette – February 28, 2012
LELAND ROBERT PURVIS passed away March 8th, 2015 at the age of 86. He was born on September 11th, 1928 in Elmira Heights, NY to Leland Theodore Purvis and Marjorie Eunice (Chase). He was predeceased in death by his wife of 50 years, Carolyn Purvis (Oslager). He is survived by his children, Jeannine (Michael) Mouzon, Roberta (Jay) Huslse, Leland (Taylor) Purvis, Kent (Melissa) Purvis, Leslie (VaLynn) Purvis, Jeffrey (Michele) Purvis, Daniella Hricko; 28 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren; sister, Lorraine Russell; along with nieces and nephews. Leland loved the outdoors, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a faithful member of the Church Of Jesus Christ Of Latter-Day Saints, 1060 W. Broad St, Horseheads, NY. He was a retiree of Westinghouse in Horseheads. In service to his country Leland served in the United State Army. Family and friends are invited to gather 10am to 12pm Friday, March 13th, 2015 at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1060 W. Broad St, Horseheads, NY. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 12pm. Graveside services with full military honors accorded in the Maple Grove Cemetery will follow. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/2015
PUTMAN DeRoy Lawton "Putt"
Age 80 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday August 3, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. DeRoy was born on September 22, 1927 in Wellsboro, PA the son of the late Allen and Lorena Lawton Putman. He was a Veteran of the post WWII Occupation serving his country with the U.S. Army and achieving the rank of Captain in the Army Reserve. Mr. Putman was a retired Service Foreman for the NY Telephone Company in Elmira, NY where he worked for 30 years. DeRoy married his wife Elizabeth Smith Putman on August 15, 1948 and they would have celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary on August 15, 2008. Putt was a life member of the Horseheads Elks BPOE Lodge #2297 and a former member of the Masonic Order in Wellsboro, PA. Mr. Putman was a loving and caring man who was very proud of his family and cherished all the time spent with them. He had a wonderful sense of humor and always had a joke to tell. Putt had a gift of working with his hands, fixing things and enjoyed woodworking. He was pre-deceased by his parents and sister Arlene Wetherbee. Mr. Putman is survived by his loving wife Elizabeth Smith Putman; son and daughter-in-law: Thomas and Marilyn Putman of Hamburg, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Shari and Mark Herrick of Wellsboro, PA; Barbara and Kirk Vieselmeyer of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Erin and Jeff Winston; Alan Putman; Kimberly and Vic Paternosh; Amy and Keith Cavanaugh; Rebecca and Thomas Ulmer; Brian and Elisabeth Vieselmeyer; Jeffrey, Jared and Kyle Vieselmeyer; great grandchildren: Taylor, Abbye and Brenna Cavanaugh; Nathan and Trista Paternosh; brother and sister-in-law: Edgar and Keren Putman of Doylestown, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday August 5, 2008 from 4-7 PM. Mr. Putman's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday August 6, 2008 at 11 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember DeRoy through a memorial of one's choice or to the Horseheads Little League. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the staff at Elcor for all of the care and support they gave. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/4/2008 - 8/5/2008
QUACKENBUSH Charles L. Jr.
Age 70, of Arnold Ave., Horseheads, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on July 4th, 2007. Charles was born Feb 13, 1937 in Corning, NY, the son to the late Charles and Marjorie (Comfort) Quackenbush Sr. His surviving family includes his daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (Scotty) Hallett of Elmira, NY, Nancy (Dennis) Cole of Odessa, NY, Melissa (Frank) Williamee of Corning, NY; son, Kevin Quackenbush of NY. Charlie is also survived by several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, many other extended family members, past co-workers, tavern patrons, and friends. Charlie was retired from Dresser Rand in Corning, where he was a forklift operator for over 40 years. In addition, he was the owner and proprietor of the former Odessa House and the Midway Tavern in Elmira Heights. He was also a member of the Corning Moose Lodge #274. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, July 6, 2007, from 1-4:00 p.m. His service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m., with the Rev. Jeffery Becker officiating. Interment will take place privately in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, at the convenience of his family.
CHARLES L. QUACKENBUSH SR. age 63 of 3060 Arnold Ave., Horseheads, Monday, April 4, 1977 at Odessa. Friends may call at the Phillips Funeral Home, Big Flats Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Thursday 2 p.m. Rev. Robert Delorme officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Survived by wife, Marjory Comfort Quackenbush; one son, Charles L. Quackenbush, Jr. of Odessa and one sister, Mrs. Pearl Bacon of Wellsboro; four grandchildren. He was a member of the Horseheads Lodge No. 2297 B.P.O.E.; Corning Fraternal order of Moose. He was retired from Corning Glass Works with 45 years of active and retired service. He formerly owned Midway Restaurant in Horseheads. An Eagles Memorial service 7:15 p.m., Elks Memorial service 7:30 p.m. and a memorial service by the Moose Lodge at 8:30 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/1977
Annette QUINN, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Norman Quinn of Horseheads R. D. 3, died Saturday, December 20, 1958. The survivors are her parents; sister, Edith and brothers, Jerry and Jonathan, all at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Darrell Rodabaugh of Horseheads, R. D. 3 and Mr. and Mrs. Lonnie Quinn of Magnolia, N. C. The body was at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home and burial was in Babyland , Maple Grove Cemetery. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Page 6, Thursday, 25 December 1958)