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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, Chemung County NY
Obituaries

 

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
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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. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries

RADFORD Donald Maurice
Age 82 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday December 7, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Maurice was born February 8, 1926 in Walton, Ontario, Canada the son of the late William and Lorna Radford. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Frank. Maurice married his wife, Marie E. Berlinguette Radford, on May 1, 1954 and they recently celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary on May 1, 2008. Maurice worked at The Mark Twain Hotel in Elmira and was a car salesman for Clute Motor Company and later Simmons-Rockwell for several years. He enjoyed singing professionally and was a member of The Mark Twain Baber Shop Chorus for over 50 years. Maurice was recently honored in November for 50 years of membership with The Mark Twain Barber Shop Chorus. Maurice loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Maurice is survived by his loving and devoted wife Marie E. Berlinguette Radford; son and daughter-in-law: Gregg A. & Sherry Radford of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Tracey L. & Brian Mizzoni of Corning, NY; grandchildren: Tara Radford, Gregg A. Radford II, Ruth Decker, Michael Mizzoni, Dominic Mizzoni, and Christina Mizzoni; great grandson: Ian; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family with the Rev. Ewah Boniface officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.    Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/8/2008

RAFFERTY - SWARTZ, Doris  (Rafferty)
Age 92, of Segar Rd., Horseheads, and a longtime resident of Breesport, died after a brief illness on Saturday, February 2, 2008, surrounded by her loving family. Doris was born August 7, 1915 in Horseheads, NY. Doris was the daughter of the late John and Hazel (Orcutt) Rafferty. She was predeceased by her loving husband of over 58 years, Vernon C. Swartz on September 27, 1996. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ronald R. (Bonnie) Swartz of Horseheads, NY; and her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn (John) Horton of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Tammy (Dale) Aldrich Jr., Greg (Sharon) Swartz, Jeff Swartz, Jennifer and Amy Horton; great-grandchildren, Brandon and Casey Swartz, Justin McCarthy and Brooke Aldrich; and several nieces and nephews. Doris graduated from Breesport High School in 1933, where she was her senior class president and also salutatorian of her class. She attended Elmira Business Institute where she received a business certificate. Doris then worked in an area law office and real estate office. She later became the postmaster of the Breesport Post Office where she served for over 27 years. Doris was a former member of the Methodist Church in Breesport, and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, NY. The Horseheads Business and Professional Women's Club named Doris "Woman of the Year" in 1975. She was a member of the Breesport Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and a charter member of the Breesport Fire Department Auxiliary. Doris and Vern were avid and accomplished ballroom dancers and had been active with the Aragon Dance Club for many years and are now dancing together in heaven. Those wishing to remember Doris may do so with memorials in her name to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, February 5, 2008, from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with Mrs. Barbara Hurd, Chaplain of Hospice, officiating. Interment to follow beside her husband in Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/4/2008.

 

RAKER Keith A.

Keith died peacefully at Bethany Manor on Friday, February 24, 2012, with his family by his side. He was 87 years old and would have been 88 "22" on February 29 (leap year) of this year. Keith was born February 29, 1924 in Liberty, PA. He was the son of the late Russell and Margaret (Bastian) Raker. Keith graduated from Liberty High School and went on to be a skilled carpenter. He worked for 18 years with Gene Cummisky building several homes in the Horseheads area. In 1972 he went to work for Chemung County Building and Grounds remodeling several County Buildings after the Agnes Flood. He worked there until his retirement in 1991. Keith was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. The center of his life was his family. He was always delighted to spend time with his family and enjoyed spending time outdoors. He especially enjoyed helping his daughters with their home projects and built all of them beautiful furniture that will forever be kept in their homes, reminding them of his love for them. Keith always had a great sense of humor and a smile to share with everyone. His kindness will be remembered by all who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Esther M. (Yoder) Raker; four daughters, Linda (Edward) Moonschein of Horseheads, NY, Patricia (Richard) Earing of Williamsville, NY, Judi (Bill Driscoll) Raker of Horseheads and Lori (Robert) LaCorazza of Horseheads; also five grandchildren, Dylan (Janis) Jones, Eric Jones, Denise Moonschein, Travis Moonschein and Alicia LaCorazza; three great grandchildren, Andrea and Andrew Jones and Trisha Benjamin; brother, Robert (Margaret) Raker of Liberty, PA; sister, Margaret (Manford) Repard of CA; along with brother and sister-in-laws; and nephews and nieces. Keith was predeceased by his brothers, Glenn, John, George and William Raker; and sister, Bernadine Alexander. Special thanks to all the staff at Skill One at Bethany Manor for the care provided over the past three years. Family and friends are invited to Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Rhonda Kouterick officiating. Grave side service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Keith with donations to a charity of ones' choice.  Star Gazette – February 26, 2012

 

RANDALL SHIRLEY CANADA
Shirley Randall - Age 85, of DeLeon Springs, FL, died July 10, 2007. A resident of Florida for many years, Shirley was born in Tyrone, NY, and with her husband were also residents of Pine Valley, NY, prior to relocating to Florida. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford; and her son, Barry. She is survived by her son, Van Canada of DeLeon Springs, FL; and daughter, Sherry Ammen of Lake Oconee, GA; 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren. While residing in the area, Shirley was a member of the Horseheads Chapter of the Order of Eastern Star and member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads. A Private graveside services will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2007.

 

RALPH RASBE JR., 4, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Rasbe of 222 North St., Horseheads, Friday, Aug. 18, 1961.  Survived by parents, sister, Robin Ann at Home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Bogart of Elmira Heights; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Kate Rasbe of Horseheads.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Private funeral there Monday at convenience of family, the Rev. John Lewien.  Babyland, Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.  Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1961

 

RAY Jeffrey B

Age 73 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday June 22, 2012. Mr. Ray was born on January 25, 1939 in Elmira, NY the son of Sedgwick Bruce Ray and Harriet Betty Bush Ray. He was enlisted in the U.S. Navy during Peace Time. Jeffrey was a Sales Representative for Winchester Optical for 45 years. He is survived by his wife Suzanne Opdyke Ray whom he married on July 3, 1958 and they would have celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary next month. Also surviving are his son Jeffrey Scott Ray of Horseheads, daughters and sons-in-law: Debra and Michael White of Canton; Cheryl and Michael Whyte of Rochester; mother Harriet Betty of Horseheads, brother and sister-in-law: Terry and Merry Ray of Boston; sister and brother-in-law: Judith and Ed Clark of AL., 9 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and great nieces, nephews. A Memorial Service will be held and Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Date and Time of the Memorial Service will be announced in a later edition. In Lieu of Flowers the family would like those wishing to remember Jeffrey do so through Memorials to the American Cancer Society . Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.  Star Gazette – June 24, 2012

 

RAYMOND Joseph M.
Age 29 of the ARC Home at 18 Alpine Place Horseheads, NY died very unexpectedly at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY on Tuesday November 17, 2009. Joseph was born March 18, 1980 in Elmira, NY the son of Charles L. Raymond and Barbara J. Halliday Raymond. He attended The Horizon House in Elmira, NY and worked at several sheltered workshops. Joseph loved working with electronics. Joseph is survived by his parents Charles L. Raymond of Mechanicsburg, PA and Barbara J. Raymond of Elmira, NY; sister: Kathy Raymond and Rick Oberther of Elmira, NY; aunts and uncles: Gene Raymond, Linda Wagner, Bob and Sandy Halliday, Raymond and YuneJoo Halliday, and Harriet R. Halliday; several great aunts and great uncles, 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 November 20, 2009 from 3-5 PM. Joseph's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Joseph through memorials to The Chemung ARC 711 Sullivan Street Elmira, NY 14901 or the SPCA Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 19, 2009

 

READ Priscilla J.

Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died Saturday November 9, 2013 at The Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit. Priscilla is survived by her sister Phyllis L. Read of Horseheads, NY. Priscilla's Funeral Services will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 2 PM at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 408 South Main Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Wanda Copeland will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. It was Priscilla's wish that she be remembered through memorials to St. Matthew's Episcopal Church 408 South Main Street Horseheads, NY or to Horseheads Fire & Rescue Company 134 North Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – November 12, 2013

 

RECARD Richard H.
Age 88, of E. Franklin St., Horseheads, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Friday, July 23, 2010. Dick was born Aug. 16, 1921 in East St. Louis, MO, a son of the late Harrison and Robina (Harvey) Recard. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Spaulding) Recard; sons and daughters, Richard Recard Jr. of Lewisville, CO, Kathleen (Bob) Ervay of Horseheads, NY, Nancy Hough of Waverly, NY, and Steven (Jennifer) Recard of Honeoye Falls, NY; stepchildren, Jeffery (Diana) Merritt of Big Flats, NY, Anita (William) Daw of Atascadero, CA, Julie (William) White of Knoxville, TN, and Steven (Cathy) Merritt of Geneseo, NY; grandchildren, Teresa (Wes) Smith, Brian (Tina) Ervay, Kief (Jennifer) Hough, Christina (Richard) Carter, Christopher Hough, Katherine and David Recard; great-grandchildren, Joseph Solometo, Isabella and Elissa Ervay, Kennedy and Hailey Hough; several step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Also predeceasing was his first wife, Marjorie Ann in 1989; brothers, Harold and Edward Recard; and son-in-law, E. Richard Hough. Dick was a retired Chemical Engineer for Corning Inc. and member and past elder of the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church. He was also active as a past Boy Scout Leader. Dick was a Lieutenant in the US Navy. While serving during WWII he was a flight instructor for both the Corsair and Stearman aircraft. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, July 25, 2010, from 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads on Monday, July 26, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads where Military Honors will be accorded. Those wishing to remember Dick may do so with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 24, 2010

 

REED Benjamin R.

Horseheads:  died Wednesday, January 26th, 2011. Our Angel was born on October 14th, 2009 in Elmira, NY, the son of Andy Reed and Samantha Stratton. Benjamin is survived by his paternal grandparents, David & Staci Reed; maternal grandparents, Josh & Crystal Cook and Todd and Tonya Hakes; great grandparents, Gib & Smiley Reed, Gene & Joyce Wheeler and Marvin & Melissa Hollister; great great grandparents, Lena & Leona Reed; several aunts and uncles including Steven Reed, Matthew and Kalie Lovett; great nieces, nephews and cousins. In Benjamin's short life he touched many lives and will always be loved and missed. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, March 1, 2011 between the hours of 4-7PM. Benjamin's Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of the family with Pastor Michael Spencer. Benjamin will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Kindly remember Benjamin by donating to charities of one's choice or the Ronald McDonald House, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY, 333 Westmoreland Drive, Rochester, NY 14620 in his memory.  Star Gazette – February 27, 2011  

REESE – Dorothy M. Sekella, age 88, of West Elmira, NY, died on Monday, October 4, 2004. Born July 21, 1916, in Covington, PA, Dorothy was the daughter of the late John M. Reese and Bertha N. Welch. She graduated from Millerton High School in 1935. She then attended the Arnot Ogden School for Nursing, and began her career, which lasted 40 years as a registered nurse. She retired from nursing in 1981. January 8, 1942 she married Harry T. Sekella of Elmira Heights, NY. Harry died November 1998. The couple resided in West Elmira and were active members at Baldwin Street Methodist Church and then Westside Methodist Church until their deaths. Dorothy was an avid gardener and seamstress, sewing and quilting for her family, friends and church. Dorothy is survived by her son, H. Steven Sekella of Temple, PA and daughter, Susan N. Sekella and William J. Wahl of New Creek, WV; and Gretchen Schade, Justine Schade, W. H. Faron Wahl; and one great grandson, Jaden Sarangoulis. Calling hours will be 6-8 PM, Friday, October 8, and 9-10 AM, Saturday, October 9, with funeral Service immediately following at Ballard & Lindgren, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. A graveside service will be conducted at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, immediately following the funeral service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial sent to the Association for Child Character Education Inc., 212 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845. - Elmira Star-Gazette, 8 Oct. 2004

REOME Russell B. Age 49 of Horseheads, NY went to join the Lord on Sunday January 28, 2007. Russell was born December 4, 1957 in Watertown, NY the son of the late Robert W. Reome and Jean M. LaComb Reome. Russell is survived by his siblings and their spouses: Renee (Michael) Gates of Elmira Heights, NY, Chad Reome of Liberty, NY, Todd (Carol) Reome of Horseheads, NY, and Rebecca (Brad) Blohm of Elmira, NY; nephews: R. Brad Bissell and Kyle Blohm; niece: Sarah Blohm; aunts: Evelyn Stevens and Ann Montague; several cousins and close friends who will always remember Russell as a loving and caring brother, uncle, nephews, relative, or friend. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday 12 Noon – 1:30 PM. Russell's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:30 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Russell through memorials to a charity of one's choice.

 

REYNOLDS Richard A.

Age 57 of Robinwood Ave., Elmira Heights died unexpectedly on Thurs. Aug. 4, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Rich was born April 6, 1954 in Elmira to Ralph and Florence (Huddle) Reynolds Jr. He is survived by his daughter and son, Elizabeth Reynolds and Ricky Reynolds, with their mother, Debbie Reynolds all of Horseheads, NY; brother and sisters, Sue and Tom Radford of Horseheads, Doug and Dawn Reynolds of Miami, FL, Sharie and Ken Theetge Jr. of Cayuta, NY, special and loving companion, Heidi Vary with her children, Alyssa, Kayla, Elijah and Olivia Vary all of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews, aunts and uncles, in-laws, and many friends. Rich worked for GST BOCES in the maintenance department for over 20 years. He graduated from Horseheads High School in 1972 and served in the US Navy. Rich enjoyed baseball, coached Little League Baseball and was a diehard St. Louis Cardinals fan. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping. His hobby was helping family and friends with any carpentry work they needed done. He was a loving Dad to his children, always there if you needed a helping hand. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday Aug. 8, 2011 from 4-7:00 pm. His service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 am. The Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate. Burial service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.   Star Gazette – August 7, 2011

 

RIBBLE - BEARD
Genevieve M. "Jenny" Loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother Age 71 of Elmira, NY died Thursday evening, October 25, 2001 at the Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, OH. Surviving are: her husband of 55 years, Eugene Beard; children: Fred (Kathleen) Beard, Barry (Diane) Beard, Virginia (William) Steele, Rickey (Cathy) Beard, David (Mindy) Beard and Linda Beard all of Elmira; 16 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; brothers, Archie (Ilene) Ribble of Corning, NY and Franklin Ribble of Elmira; Numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son Daniel and his family in 1975. Jenny was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY, Monday, October 29, 2001 from 5 to 8 PM. The funeral service will be there Tuesday at 11 AM with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating. A service of committal will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial donations in Jenny's name be directed to: American Heart Association, New York State Affiliate, Attention: Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY. 13220-3049.

 

REYNOLDS Sharilyn D. "Jo-Jo" "Billie Jo"

Age 57 of Horseheads, NY left her earthly life to begin her final journey on April 12, 2012, after a courageous battle with Cancer. Sharilyn was born August 26, 1954, in Elmira, NY the daughter of Donald W. Reynolds and Lillian Mae Hodge Reynolds. Sharilyn was pre-deceased by her father Donald on October 23, 1981, her beloved companion Charlie P. Hackett on January 10, 2000, and by her beloved son Bradley William Taylor on April 12, 2003, after a boating accident. She had worked at Thatcher Glass, Chemung County, and as a self-employed Home Health Care Provider. Sharilyn is survived by her loving sons: Jeremy S. Taylor and his fiancée Randi DeAngelis of Elmira Heights, NY and Zachary P. Hackett of Horseheads; Mother: Lillian M. Reynolds of Horseheads; brothers and sisters: David (Marilyn) McChesney of Marcy, NY, Jim (Mary) Reynolds of Archdale, NC, Jackie (Bob) Yacubic of Horseheads, Merilee (David) Rockwell of Elmira, Scott Reynolds of Horseheads, and Michelle (Resa Alvord) Reynolds of Ithaca; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Sharilyn was extremely proud of her three boys Bradley, Jeremy, and Zachary who shared dreams and nurtured each other throughout their lives. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday April 14, 2012, from 2-5 PM. Reflections of Sharilyn's Life will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. David Sullivan presiding. Sharilyn will be laid to rest next to her beloved son Bradley W. Taylor and her loving companion Charlie P. Hackett in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and would appreciate memorial contributions in Sharilyn's name to The Elmira Heights Fire Department.  Star Gazette – April 13, 2012 

 

RICE –FREDA IRENE (RICE) DALIA, age 82 formerly of 171 Denver Street in Horseheads, NY died on Friday April 1, 2005. Mrs. Dalia was born April 30, 1922 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Fred Bailey Rice and Edith Mae Fuller Rice. Freda married her husband George W. Dalia who pre-deceased her on May 9, 1991. She was also pre-deceased by her grandson Lloyd James Robinson Jr., her son-in-law L. James Robinson and her brothers Gerald Rice and Walter A. Rice, Retired Major US Army. Freda was a member of American Legion Post #154 Auxiliary, a former member of The Horseheads Moose Club and The Widows & Widowers' Club. Mrs. Dalia is survived by her loving and devoted children Edith Robinson of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; George W. & Pat Dalia Jr. of Newton, NC; Ronald & Beverly Dalia of Maryville, TN; Donald & Bonnie Hall Dalia of Elmira, NY; 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; sister and brother-in-law: Doris E. & John Homberg of Chandler, AZ; sisters-in-law: Helen Rice of Pine Valley, NY and Mary McCarthy of Oswego, 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 Monday April 4, 2005 from 11 AM to 1 PM. Mrs. Dalia's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. David C. Daniels officiating. Freda will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband George in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Dalia through memorial contributions to The American Cancer Society 1318 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 2, 2005.

RICE –FREDA IRENE RICE DALIA, 82, formerly of 171 Denver St., Horseheads, N.Y. and Wells Township, died on Friday, April 1, 2005.  Mrs. Dalia was born April 30, 1922 in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of the late Fred Bailey Rice and Edith Mae Fuller Rice.  Freda married her husband, George W. Dalia, who predeceased her on May 9, 1991.  She was also predeceased by her grandson Lloyd James Robinson Jr.; her son-in-law, L. James Robinson; and her brothers, Gerald Rice and Walter A. Rice, retired major, U.S. Army.  Freda was a member of American Legion Post No. 154 Auxiliary, and a former member of the Horseheads Moose Club and the Widows and Widowers’ Club.  Mrs. Dalia is survived by her loving and devoted children, Edith Robinson of Tuscaloosa, Ala., George W. and Pat Dalia Jr. of Newton, N.C., Ronald and Beverly Dalia of Maryville, Tenn., and Donald and Bonnie Hall Dalia of Elmira; 13 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; a sister and brother-in-law, Doris E. and John Homberg of Chandler, Ariz.; her sisters-in-law, Helen Rice of Pine Valley, N.Y. and Mary McCarthy of Oswego, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and a host of caring friends.  Relatives and friends are invited to call from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday at the Lynch funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, Monday at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads.  Mrs. Dalia’s funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. David C. Daniels officiating.  Fred will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, George in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.  The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Dalia through memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society, 1318 College Ave., Elmira, N.Y.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

RIDENOUR David G. "Doc"
Age 81, of Woodbrook Assisted Living in Elmira and lifelong resident of Horseheads, died Sat. July 3, 2010 after a long illness. Dave was born Nov. 2, 1928 in Canandaigua, NY, son of the late Gordon and Ruth (Davis) Ridenour. He was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Mary Jane Arnold Ridenour in 1994. He is survived by his daughters, Nan Short of Stamford, NY, Kristen (Bob) Gibbons of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Katie (Rob) Alexander of Billerica, MA, Annie Gibbons of Arlington, MA, Sam (Kirsten Ballowe) Doyle of Stamford, NY, Sarah (Jay) Austin of Havelock, NC; great-grandson, Elijah Doyle; and very special friend, longtime companion and ballroom dance partner, Helen Keating of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Barbara Nelson of King of Prussia, PA; cousin, Jerri (Bruce) Turnbull of Beaufort, SC; several nieces and nephews, and many friends and email buddies. Dave was a Bachelor of Fine Arts graduate from Ithaca College and was involved in broadcast radio for many years as an on-air personality and program director. He was instrumental in establishing the area's first full time country music station and was well known for his daily five minute Doctor Evergreen ""country oldies"" program. Dave was also an advertising sales representative with Chemung County Radio WQIX/WIQT in Horseheads and worked part-time for Tate Equipment, locating Twin Tier dealers to carry products distributed by Tate's. Throughout his radio career, Dave formed many lasting relationships. He was honored by the Grand Ole Opry in 1963 as Mr. DJ USA and was recognized by country music's greatest stars on the stage of the Opry. Dave was an avid NASCAR fan, and in his earlier days, an occasional track announcer at Chemung Speedrome. Dave loved to sing. His rich baritone voice was heard through the years in the local barbershop chorus, in the Chancel Choir at the First United Methodist Church, and most recently at Woodbrook Tea Time. He was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads and a member of Horseheads Elks #2297 where he served as chaplain for many years. Dave was active with ROMEO (retired old men eating out) who met for breakfast regularly at Curly's Chicken House. In recent years, Dave performed with the Over The Counter Players, was very involved with the local ballroom dance community, and served as DJ for ballroom dance sessions at The Senior Center. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. July 7, 2010 from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will take place in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Thurs. at 10:00 a.m. with Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Dave with memorials to the First United Methodist Church Living Memorial Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845, St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901 or the American Lung Association http://www.lungusa.org. Many thanks to his caregivers at both St. Joseph's Hospital and Woodbrook Assisted Living Center. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 5, 2010

RIKER - Unidentified newspaper, Feb.16, 1905 in Elmira, New York:
"The death of Andrew Jackson Riker occurred yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o'clock at his boarding house in the Stancliff Block. He was very well known here, having at one time been prominent in local politics. He was 78 years of age and survived by his wife, two sons, George H. of this city and Albert E. of Horseheads; three daughters, Mrs. Ella Botsford of Horseheads, Mrs. Susan Driscoll of Rochester, and Mrs. Emma Van Cleft of this city; two sisters, Mrs. Reuben Thurston and Mrs. Curran Crandell of this city." (Error: Mrs. M.D. Crandell)(Note: Andrew Riker was the son of Abram Riker, early builder of Elmira, grandson of Tunis Riker, a major in the War of 1812. Andrew was the brother of my great grandmother Sarah Jane Riker whose second husband was my great grandfather Moses D. Crandell. Andrew's wife Eliza was listed at home in the 1870, labeled "insane". Though she was not listed with him in 1880 and 1900, he was listed as "married" in these censuses. This suggests she might have been institutionalized. They are both buried in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. She died in 1906.) Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

RIKER Jacque A.
Age 85, of Wygant Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Wed., May 16, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jacque was born Nov. 16, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Frank and Harriett (Gruber) Riker. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, Wanda in 1995. His surviving family includes his daughter and son, Donna and Forrest Bliss of Horseheads, NY, Dana Riker and Pam Nicholson with her son, Ryan, also of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Carrie Ann (Mark) Fuller of Whitney Point, NY, Jeffrey Bliss of Horseheads, NY; great-granddaughter, Brittany Fuller; sisters, Luana Barnes of Horseheads, NY, and Ruth Frank of Ithaca, NY. In addition to his wife, he was also predeceased by his sister, Doris Mosley; and brothers, Donald Riker and Vincent Riker. Jacque was a member of Elmwood Baptist Church and a retired Iron Worker with the Iron Workers Union Local #33. He was also a lifetime 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 Friday, May 18, 2007, from 6-8:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 p.m. His interment beside his wife will take place privately in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Chemung Co. Humane Society SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

RIPLEY- Mrs. Hazel Payne
Age 75, of 1053 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY. Sunday, December 2, 1984. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Tuesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 with Funeral Services there Wednesday at 11 am. The Rev. Edward R. McCracken officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY. Survived by husband James Edward Payne; sisters Mrs. Viva Lewis of Bentley Creek, Teressa Moyer of Tuscon, AZ.; several nieces & nephews. She was a member of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Retired administrative assistant from the Chemung County Health Dept. with 39 years of service, member of the Glider Chapter Professional Secretaries International.

 

RISOTTI Linda Ann Sedgwick

Age 63 of Horseheads died Thursday, June 27, 2013 after a long illness. Linda was born on January 31, 1950 in Marlborough, MA, a daughter to Mary Phillipo and the late Ralph Risotti. She is survived by her loving husband of 42 years, Kenneth C. Sedgwick, Jr., her sons Jason M. (Colleen) Sedgwick of Mount Airy, MD and Jamie C. Sedgwick of Merillville, IN; her beloved grandchildren Alayna, Emily and Andrew Sedgwick; her siblings Ralph Risotti of Auburn, MA, Richard (Ann) Risotti of Millbury, MA, Donna Maki of Carver, MA and Angie (Jerry) Rios of Ramona, CA; her mother-in-law Betty Sedgwick; her sister-in-law Penny Pagano along with many nieces and nephews. Linda served as president of both the Chemung County and Horseheads American Legion Auxiliary and volunteered for many years at Post 442. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, July 2, from 4-6 p.m. Immediately following will be a Chemung County American Legion Auxiliary Memorial Services and a Funeral Services with Deacon William Dougherty. Linda will be laid to rest at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery on Wednesday, July 3, 2013. Memorials in Linda's memory may be directed to Guthrie Caner Treatment Center, 114 Columbia St., Corning, NY 14830.    Star Gazette – June 30, 2013

 

RITTER Robert V.
Age 75 of Jupiter, FL and formerly of Horseheads, NY died on September 22, 2007. Robert was born on September 2, 1932 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Thomas and Hazel Chaapel Ritter. Mr. Ritter was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Army. Bobby did not just serve his country he distinguished himself by being a recipient of the Bronze Star Medal with Valor. He was a School Bus Driver for the Horseheads Central School District for 32 years. He also tended bar at several establishments in the Elmira area. Bobby was pre-deceased by his parents; brothers: Thomas H. Ritter; C. Richard Ritter; Jamie E. Ritter; and by his beloved companion Betty Wagner. Mr. Ritter is survived by his sisters and brother-in-law: Betty and Robert Swiatowy; Mary Ann Shaw; Shirley E. Clarke; sisters-in-law: Irene Ritter; Jacqueline Ritter and Carol Ritter; many nephews and nieces. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a gravesite service for Bobby on Saturday at 2 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/4/2007.

 

ROBBINS –NORMA J. (ROBBINS) DAVIES, age 79, of Westlake St., Horseheads, passed away Sun., Mar. 2, 2014. Norma was born in Corning, NY to Van Robbins and Evelyn Little Robbins. She was predeceased by her husband, Dean in 2009; son, David in 2005; and daughter-in-law, Sheila Davies in 2007. Her surviving family includes her sons and daughters, John (Carolyn) Davies and Jeffrey Davies, all of Horseheads, Diane Boney of North Myrtle Beach, NC, Denise (Christopher) Sofia of Charlotte NC; daughter-in-law, Brenda Davies of Horseheads; grandchildren, Michelle (Jack) Wright, Lori Davies, Jeffrey Davies Jr., Danielle (Nick) Mastrantonio, Bryan and Kristen Ahrens, Sarah Sofia; great-grandchildren, Khloe Wright and Myla Mastrantonio; brothers and sisters, Patricia Darcangelo, Edward (Carol) Robbins, Roger (Donna) Robbins, Arthur (Joyce) Robbins, Barbara Boyce, Bonnie Gillis, and Nancy Horton; sisters-in-law, Pat and Louise Robbins; deceased brothers, Carlton, Robert Robbins; also scads of nieces and nephews. Some may remember her as "enormous Norma" or "Aunt Nirmie". Norma was an accomplished golfer having 8 holes-in-one to her credit and over 34 various club championships. She also assisted her husband with their concrete company Davies and Sons Concrete. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., March 6, 2014, from 2-4:00 and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place on Fri., Mar. 7, 2014, at 11:00 a.m. with burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/4/2014 

ROCKWELL –DEBRA LYNN (ROCKWELL) FORTNEY, age 44 of Blossburg, PA formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday, April 17, 2002 after a long illness in the Schuyler Hospital surrounded by her loving family.  Born on October 22, 1957 in Elmira, Debra was the daughter of Nancy (Westvelt) Boyle and James R. Rockwell.  She is survived by her son, Daniel Fortney of Blossburg, PA; mother and stepfather, Nancy (George) Boyle of Horseheads, NY; stepfather, Lloyd Gleason of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Patricia (Jeff) Scott of Elmira, NY (Sharon (David) Allen of Watkins Glen, NY and Kim Rockwell of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Michael (Midori) Gleason, James Rockwell and Jeff Rockwell all of Horseheads, NY; step-brother, James Boyle of Elmira Heights, NY; grandmother, Agnes Westervelt of Horseheads, NY; aunts and uncles, Phyllis (Ted) Polley, Raymond (JoAnn) Gleason, Mary (Tom) Miller and Ina Breese; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and one great niece and two great nephews.  She was predeceased by her grandparents, Russell (Mary) Rockwell, Myron Westervelt and Frank (Sarah) Gleason.  Debra loved cooking, fishing and playing softball with the Cinderalla and Princess Softball Leagues growing up.  She worked at the Corning Country Club for many years.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Saturday, April 20, 2002 from 2-4:00 p.m. and 7-8:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating.  Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads at the convenience of the family.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

JAMES RUSSELL (ROCKY) ROCKWELL, of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday February 25, 2014 in the loving presence of his wife Mary and his daughter Kim. Jim was born in Elmira, NY on June 4, 1938 the son of Russell Henry Rockwell and Mary Louise Sullivan Rockwell. Jim was pre-deceased by his parents, his daughter Debi Fortney, his grandson Tommy Austin, his sisters Geraldine Meise and Virginia Decker as well as his brother Thomas Rockwell and his father-in-law and mother-in-law Albert and Olee Barkley. Jim is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Mary Ellen (Barkley) Rockwell, daughter Kim R. Rockwell (Danny Austin), sons James R. & Robin Rockwell Jr and Jeffrey S. Rockwell all of Horseheads, NY and daughter Patty Rockwell of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren: Joseph Rockwell of Rochester, NY, Katie Rockwell and Cory Austin of Horseheads, NY, Sabrina & Justin Hall of Virginia; great grandsons Zachary, Christian, and Joshua; brother and sister-in-law: Wesley & Marilyn Rockwell of Millport, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Patty & Mike Race of Penn Yan, NY, Winnie & Richard Radka of Dundee, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Albert & Susan Barkley of Cheshire, CT, James & Linda Barkley of Dundee, NY, Judy Thompson, Connie Palmisano and Susie Brusen of Penn Yan, NY along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim was employed by Corning Glass Works where he received his Electrician's Apprenticeship and he joined the IBEW Local 139 of Elmira where he retired from in 1998. Jim enjoyed shooting skeet and was a member of the former Beaver Brook Rod and Gun Club. He was a race car driver and enjoyed NASCAR and racing snowmobiles and looked forward to hunting with his kids and friends and rides through the countryside. Jim had many childhood friends with whom he enjoyed many good times throughout his life. He and Mary camped on weekends for 21 years at Montour Marina and met many great friends there and the last six years they spent 3 months of fun in the sun in North Fort Myers, Florida. Jim will be remembered for his work ethic and ability and all the things he taught his children to accomplish and for the love he had for his family. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads,  NY on Saturday March 1, 2014 from 9-11 AM and 1-3 PM. Mr. Rockwell's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with Rev. Fred Dyer officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jim through memorials to Care First 1175 East Corning Road Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/27/2014

RODABAUGH
Daniel H. Age 88 formerly of Old Sullivanville Rd. Horseheads died Saturday January 8, 2005 at the Manor at Bethany Village. Dan was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Irene S. (Smith) Rodabaugh in 1981 and his son, Brent Rodabaugh in 1999. Dan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Charlene and Ronald Seymour of York, SC; daughter-in-law, Amy Rodabaugh of Horseheads; four grandchildren and three great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Dan was born Nov. 7, 1916 the son of the late Harry O. and Emma G. (Clark) Rodabaugh in Horseheads. The last remaining sibling from a family of ten children, Dan was a retired driver and member of the Teamsters Union having been employed with Sullivan Brothers Trucking in Horseheads where he retired in 1976. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday January 11, 2005 from 5-7:00 pm where his service will take place there at the funeral home at 7:00 pm. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads. (Elmira Star Gazette 10 January 2005)

RODABAUGH - Harry O. Rodabaugh Harry O. Rodabaugh, 87, of Sullivanville, Tuesday, Apr. 8, 1947.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Walter Ferguson of California; sons,. Elmer of Baltimore, Ernest, George, Darrel, Frank, Cecil, Henry all of Horseheads, Dan of Sullivanville; brother Ernest of Tompkins Corners; 27 grandchildren.  Body is at the Shields Funeral Home and late Thursday afternoon will be removed to home of son, Dan, where funeral will be held Friday, 2 p.m.  Rev. Earl Robertson.  Maple Grove Cemetery.

ROE - Mrs. Christine D. Bush age 73, of 210 Chestnut St., Sunday, July 11, 1966.  body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours: Monday 7 to 9 p.m.  Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 3 p.m., her nephew the Rev. Donald Roe of Skaneateles, N.Y. officiating.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.  Survived by son, Merritt Bush of Elmira Heights; daughters, Mrs. George (Rosalie) Lewis of Elmira, Mrs. Elwin (Vila) Cady of Big Flats, Mrs. Wilma Cady of Elmira, Mrs. Eugene (Imogene) Stump of Elmira; sister Mrs. Celia Inscho of Starkey, N.Y., brothers Glenn Roe of Florida, Clarence Roe of Sullivanville; 14 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren.  She was a member of Centenery Methodist Church.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 14, Mon. 18 Jul 1966)

ROE The Rev. Donald L.
Age 84, of Horseheads and longtime resident of Sullivanville, NY, died Friday, March 6, 2009. Don was born in Elmira, NY, the son of Leslie and Verona (Brace) Roe. He was raised in Sullivanville and graduated from Horseheads High School, Elmira College, Mansfield University and Colgate Rochester Seminary. He is survived by his wife, the Rev. Deborah Roe; daughters, Becky (Steve) Lewis of Tempe, AZ, Lisa (Ron) Trumbull of Horseheads, NY; sons, Gary (Liz) Roe of Phoenix, AZ, Leslie (Jeanette) Roe of Flagstaff, AZ, Glenn (Cynthia) Korec of Jamesville, NY; grandchildren, Christine and Stephanie Roe, Max, Katie and Zack Roe, Lilly Rose and Chloe Korec, Jenessa Trumbull; brother, Norman (Betty) Roe of N. Brighton, MI; Faye Roe of Phoenix, AZ; several nieces, nephews and a host of parishioners and dear friends. Don was raised and farmed in Sullivanville, however, his calling to the ministry led him to a long career with in the United Methodist Conference of Churches. His appointments included, Newtown Parish, Mainsburg, Middlesex, Red Creek, Skaneateles, Hillview UMC in Big Flats, NY, Minoa, Brown Memorial, Bethany Watertown and after his retirement in 1989 he returned to both Erin and Sullivanville for the next 12 years. He was a charter member and past President of the Big Flats Lions Club and member of the Horseheads Grange, and co-founder of the Walk to Emmaus in Central NY. Don loved his family and his farming roots. He was devoted to his faith and ministry to the many families whose lives he touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, March 13, 2009, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. His life will be celebrated in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Sat., March 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Betty Bement officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Don with memorials to Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845; or the Discretionary Fund of the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.

ROE – Mrs. Ella G. DeCamp, one of the most widely known and respected women of Horseheads, died unexpectedly Monday (May 1, 1933) at the home of a daughter, Mrs. John R. Higgins, Roselle, NJ. Mrs. DeCamp was the widow of Dr. Frank DeCamp and had resided at 114 Sayre St., Horseheads, many years. She was regarded by many as a social, civic and religious leader and the good she had accomplished consistently over many a long period will live down through the years to come. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Church, a past president of the Women’s Missionary Society and active in the Shakespeare Club. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Higgins, with whom she was visiting at the time of her death, and Mrs. Mabel Crane of Jamaica, Long Island; a brother, Charles Roe of Horseheads. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 3:30 PM at the home of Mrs. Higgins at Roselle and the body will be removed to Horseheads, arriving Thursday morning. A prayer service will be held Thursday at 9:30 AM at the grave in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. – Elmira Star Gazette, 2 May 1933 (born April 1853 in NY, died 1 May 1933 NJ; note added by Pat NEWELL Smith)

ROE GOLDIE E. CRAIN
Goldie E. Crain, age 91 formerly of Elmira Heights, Friday, June 11, 1982 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends may call at Holly Keck Funeral Home on Sunday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Gordon M. Williams, her pastor, officiating.  Burial Maple Grove cemetery, Horseheads, NY.  Survived by two sons, Clifford and James Crane of Elmira; 22 grandchildren; several great and great, great grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred Stephens of Rochester and Beatrice Addely of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  She was pre-deceased by her husband Ralph; her son, Kenneth and a daughter, Ethel.  She was a member of Chemung Valley Grange; attended Oakwood Methodist Church; a charter member of West Hill Community Club and many other civic organizations.  (Elmira Star Gazette, page 3e, Sunday, 13 June 1982)

ROE - Mrs. Mabel Zimmerman of 601 Pine St., Horseheads, Tuesday, July 22, 1958. She was the widow of Eugene "Zim" Zimmerman, a widely known cartoonist. Survived by daughter, Miss Laura Zimmerman at home. Body at family home. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Waldo H. Kihlstrom. Maple Grove Cemetery. Horseheads. Please omit flowers. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1958

           

ROE Warren T.

Age 92 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday April 20, 2012 at Bethany Manor. Warren was born September 18 1919 in Daggett, PA the son of the late Glenn Walter Roe and Mary Morse Roe. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The U.S. Army Air Forces attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Warren was a retired millwright at General Electric in Elmira, NY. Mr. Roe was pre-deceased by his first wife Nora Roe on December 9, 1968 and by his second wife Jane E. Tengstrand Roe on November 24, 2007. Warren was also pre-deceased by his sisters and brothers Edith McCormick, Beatrice Cardone, Wesley Roe, and Walter Roe. Warren loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mr. Roe is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Catherine M. & Richard McLaughlin of Breesport, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Stephen J. & Andrea Roe of Riverside, CA; grandchildren: David & Kimberly Wennberg, Amy & Christopher Allen, Devin McLaughlin, Todd Roe, Rebecca Roe & Peter Olson, and Stephanie Roe; great grandchildren: Maggie Wennberg, Victor Olson-Roe, and Nico Olson-Roe; sisters: Jean Coe of Florida, Betty (Norman) Mitcheltree of Webster, NY, and Ernestine Herrick of Rochester, NY; several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Friday April 27, 2012 from 6-8 PM. Mr. Roe's Funeral and Commital Services will follow calling hours with Full Military Honors accorded Mr. Roe at the Funeral Home. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.   Star Gazette – April 23, 2012

 

ROGERS - Alice R. Heatley, Self Employed Seamstress, age 90, formerly of Horseheads, NY, Sunday, October 12, 1997 at the Willow Point Nursing Home in Vestal, NY.  Mrs. Heatley was born October 13, 1906 in Horseheads, NY, the daughter of Fred and Nora Warner Rogers.  Alice was a devoted and very active member of the Sullivanville United Methodist Church for several years.  She had been a self-employed seamstress for many years.  Alice was member of the Horseheads Grange for several years.  Mrs. Heatley was pre-deceased by her husband, Walter W. Heatley, on July 16, 1961 and was also pre-deceased by her daughter June E. Crow and her son Steve Elderkin who died on March 26, 1997.  Mrs. Heatley is survived by her son and daughters-in-law, Roger T. and Jen Heatley of Pepperell, Massachusetts, Sally Elderkin of Binghamton, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter; sister; Pauline Barber of Cicero, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, Wednesday, October 15, 1997 from 2-3 PM.  Mrs. Heatley's Funeral and Committal Service will be held at the conclusion of the visiting hours at 3 PM.  The Rev. Donald L. Roe will officiate.  Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY.  The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Heatley through memorial contributions to the Sullivanville United Methodist Church.  Arrangements by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 4b, Tue. 14 Oct. 1997)

 

ROHRS Dr. Frederick W.

Age 78 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday June 28, 2012 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Fred was born November 15, 1933 in Elizabeth, NJ the son of the late Henry and Lenore McCloskey Rohrs. He was a graduate of The Pingry School in New Jersey and received his Bachelor's Degree in Economics from The University of Rochester. After graduation, Fred served his country with The U.S. Army from 1955-1957. Fred went on to further his education at Michigan State University where he received his Masters' Degree and Doctorate Degree in Clinical Psychology. He married Jan Van Duzer on May 31, 1960 and they recently celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary. Dr. Rohrs was a self-employed Clinical Psychologist for 32 years and retired from The Horseheads Central School System. He was a long time member of The Retired Lions' Club, The Seneca Power Squadron, The Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, and served for six years on the Advisory Board for the National Society DAR and as a member of The Board of Directors for Bethany Village. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Dr. Rohrs is survived by his loving and devoted wife Jan Van Duzer Rohrs; sons and daughters-in-law: Dr F. Bruce Rohrs & Melissa Phelps of Pittsburgh, PA and their children Benjamin and Matthew, Dr. Brian Rohrs & Gayle Lazoration of Fairport, NY and their children Erika and Tyler and Charles & Lucy Rohrs of Allegany, NY and their children Emily and Andrew; daughter and son-in-law: Diane & Andrew McCulla of Mclean, VA and their children Christine and Elizabeth; brother and sister-in-law: Anthony & Lola Rohrs of Concord, CA; brother-in-law: Lewis S. Van Duzer of Horseheads, NY; three nephews: James, William, and David Van Duzer and their families; aunt: Ida Rohrs of Midland Park, NJ; and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Thursday July 5, 2012 from 7-8:30 PM and Friday July 6, 2012 from 1-2:30 PM. Dr. Rohrs' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:30 PM. Chaplain Mary Anne Bernard will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Dr. Rohrs may do so through memorials to Friends of The Horseheads Free Library 405 South Main Street Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette – July 1, 2012

 

ROLLER - TOMPKINS
Louise Jane Age 84 of 176 Burch Hill Road Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday October 10, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Tompkins was born May 27, 1917 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Grover C. and Florence Naglee Roller. Jane married her husband, Robert L. Tompkins, on July 29, 1939 and they recently celebrated their 62nd Wedding Anniversary on July 29, 2001. She was an active and devoted member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Jane was pre-deceased by her brother, Robert H. Roller, on January 11, 1996 and by her sister-in-law, Edith P. Roller, on December 30, 1995. Mrs. Tompkins is survived by her husband of 62 years Robert L. Tompkins; daughter and son-in-law: Priscilla & Leon Griswold of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Laura (Edouard) Koeppel, Jennifer (Russell) Howe, and Philip (Dee) Griswold; great granddaughters: Amanda Jane Koeppel and Rebecca Louise Howe; brother and sisters-in-law: Richard & Barbara Roller of Mulberry, Florida and Doris Roller of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Thursday October 11, 2001 from 7-9 PM and at Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY on Friday October 12, 2001 from 10:30 AM to 11 AM. Mrs. TompkinsÕ Funeral Services will be held at 11 AM following calling hours. Her Pastor Larry Appenzellar will officiate and be assisted by the Rev. David Roth. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Tompkins through memorials to The Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY 14903

 

ROLLS Elizabeth V. "Betty" Olin  

Age 85, of Horseheads and formerly of Philo Rd. West in Elmira, died Sun. Feb. 20, 2011. Betty was born Apr. 25, 1925 in Elmira, NY, a daughter to the late Frank and Gladys (Walbridge) Rolls. She is survived by her husband, Charles Olin; son and daughter-in-law, Chuck and Nancy Olin and daughter, Donna Schnautz, all of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Cindy Olin, Katie (Clifford Sweithelm) Schnautz, Billy (Katelynn Reed) Olin, Robbie Olin; brother, Frank Rolls Jr. of Elmira; brother-in-law, William (Kay) Olin of Beaver Dams. Betty, "Aunt Chi Chi", was also survived by many nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents, Frank and Gladys; sister-in-law, Sally Rolls; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Arlene and Gerald Edger; and son-in-law Larry Schnautz. Betty was employed in her earlier years at Hardinge Inc. and later worked with her son at Charles Olin and Sons on Philo Rd. She was a communicant at St. Patrick's and St. Mary Our Mother Church, member of the Tuesday Morning Club and a devoted QVC supporter. She loved crafts and above all her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, today Tues. Feb. 22, 2011 from 2-4:00 and again from 7-9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Wed. Feb. 23, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. with burial service to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.   Star Gazette – February 22, 2011

 

ROOT Ralph L.
Age 80 of Snake Hill Rd. in Horseheads died Tue. Jun 8, 2010 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Ralph was born Sept. 13, 1929 in Hornell, NY the son of the late Lloyd and Christine (Parsons) Root. He was predeceased by his wife Evelyn Faye Root in 2007 and recently his daughter-in-law Kathryn (Callihan) Root in January or this year. He is survived by his son, Ronald Root of Millport; grandchildren, Jonan (Apryl Hendricks) Root of Newport News, VA, Caylen (Katelyn) Root of Parkersburg, WV, Arika (Frank Chalk Jr.) Root of Rochester, NY and Gavin Root of Millport, NY; two great-granddaughters, Joselyn Taylor and McKenna Rose; sisters, JoAnn Bouse of Florida, Jeanne (Jim) Eastwood of Corning, NY and Susan (Ralph) Larson of Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces, nephew, friends and patrons. Ralph owned and operated Ralph Root's Farm and Nursery on Snake Hill Rd. in Horseheads for many years. In addition, he was a charter member of the Church of Christ in Horseheads and spent many hours in the original construction of the present building. He was also a veteran of the US Air force serving during the Korean War. Family and friends are invited to call at the Church of Christ 165 Miller St. Horseheads, NY on Friday June 11, 2010 from 5-7:00 pm. His service will take place in the Church of Christ on Miller Street, Horseheads on Friday at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Graveside committal service with military honors will take place on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 10, 2010

ROSE - Ralph A. Rose, age 79 years of 226 West Eleventh St., Elmira Heights on Monday evening, January 31, 1994.  Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  Funeral will be held there Friday at 11:00 AM.  Rev. Stephen R. Parr will officiate.  Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery.  A Masonic Memorial Service will be held Thursday evening at the Funeral Home.  He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Nellie C. Rose; devoted children, Carole and James Collins of Big Flats, M. Douglas and Mary Rose of Elmira; loving grandchildren, Timothy Collins, Lana Collins, Juliane Rose, Steven Rose, Jeffrey Rose and Matthew Rose; brother, William F. (Peg) Rose of Elmira, sister, Marguerite (Carl) Green of Montour Falls; several nieces, nephews and numerous friends.  He was a retired employee of General Electric Corp., a member of the Quarter Century Club, a member of the Heights Lodge #913 F & AM, Corning Consistory, attaining the 32nd degree, and a member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 2 B, Wednesday, 2 February 1994)

 

ROSE, Sarah J. Moore - 83, widow of Simeon Moore, died Saturday Feb. 17, 1940, after a lingering illness, at the home of her son, Chester Moore of 817 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads. She had been a resident of Horseheads & vicinity her entire life. She leaves two sons, Chester 7 Charles of Veteran; several grandchildren; four sisters, Mrs. Minnie Botsford of Sullivanville, Mrs. Harriet Smith of the Sing Sing Rd., the Misses Alice & Carrie Rose of Veteran; several nieces & nephews. The body will be removed from Gustin funeral home this afternoon to the home of Chester Moore where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. E. Malick will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.

 

ROSE  William F. Age 86, of 2043 Lake Road, Horseheads, NY. He was born May 22, 1920 in Elmira Heights, son of the late Charles W. and Anna Mae (Cowels) Rose, and died Sunday, February 4, 2007, at home after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Carolyn (Hall) Rose; children and their spouses, Paulette Trichoe of Elmira, Charles William and Wendy Rose of Elmira Heights, Joelle and Thomas Wisneski of Elmira; seven grandchildren; three great-grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. He was a veteran of World War II and Korea serving in the U.S. Navy, a member and past commander of the American Legion, Clarence R. Oliver Post 154 Elmira Heights, a member of the Veterans Military Honors Squad, member, past grand master and secretary of the F. & A.M. Lodge 913, Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, February 6th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, February 7th at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.

ROSEKRANS   Arnold V. "Big Pop" "Arnie" Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, December 23, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born October 7, 1922 in Elmira Heights, NY, the son of the late Fred and Anna (McDowell) Rosekrans. Arnold is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Joyce (Swimelar) Rosekrans, sons, James M. Rosekrans and Bruce A. (Karen) Rosekrans; grandchildren, Scott M., John P., Marissa K. Kyle P. and Kathleen "Katie" J. Rosekrans; sister, Freddie (Laurence) Scott, brother, Fred "Bob" (Mary) Rosekrans, and several nieces and nephews. Arnold was a Staff Sergeant in the U.S. Marine Corps. serving in World War II. He was a member of Westside United Methodist Church, a former member of the American Legion of Horseheads, NY, and a retired supervisor from Eastern Metal Products, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, December 27, 2005, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Don Guiles will officiate. Burial will be held at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY.

FRANCIS W. ROSS of Albany, former Elmira newspaperman and native of Horseheads.  The body will arrive in Elmira Thursday and will be taken to the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday from 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. John F. Stearns.  Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/27/1951

ROY - BEESE Jill R. (Roy)
Rochester, N.Y. -  Jill Roy Beese, 44, of Horseheads, died Sunday, Jan. 25, 2009 at the Strong Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.  She was a teacher at Cohen Elementary School in Elmira Heights and a coach at Thomas A. Edison High School.  Survivors include her husband, Rob; four children, Kate, Allison, Jocelyn, and Garrett; her mother and step-father, Jone and Bob Sleeper of Horseheads; her father and step-mother, Rob and Rhonda Roy of Idaho; two sisters, Michele Lester of Fla. and Jill Elliot of N.C.; a brother, Michael Sleeper of Okla.; and grandparents John Keller and Ruth Roy.  Calling hours are 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 29 at the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Ave. Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 30, Pastors Brian Kain and Robert Finch officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.  Arrangements are with the Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.

ROY - BEESE Jill R. (Roy)
Age 44 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday January 25, 2009 at Strong Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church of Horseheads 2293 Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY on Thursday January 29, 2009 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Jill's Funeral Services will be held at church on Friday January 30, 2009 at 10AM with her Pastor Brian Kain and Pastor Robert Finch officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Jill through memorials to The Horseheads Christian School 2293 Grand Central Avenue Horseheads, NY 14845 or Twin Tiers Christian Academy 640 Main Street Breesport, NY 14814. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/29/2009

ROY John D.
Age 62 of 2458 Johnson Road Horseheads, New York died
on Tuesday January 26, 2010 as the result of a construction accident in Lansing, NY. John was born July 26, 1947 in Elmira, NY the son of Milton Insley Roy Jr. and Ruth Elizabeth Granger Roy. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School. John owned and operated Roy Builders Inc., Brickwood Estates, Twin Tier Gravel, and developed Garden Lane Estates. He also built 30 homes in Ithaca and Lansing, NY and was a member of The Builders' Association. John helped many people begin their own businesses including Larry Vanderhoff Construction and Pam Hutcheson at The Tanning Bear. John married his wife Arlene F. Neu Roy on February 14, 1992 and they would have celebrated their 18th Wedding Anniversary on February 14, 2010. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church in Elmira, NY. He enjoyed mowing his lawn and farming in his spare time. John was pre-deceased by his mother, Ruth Elizabeth Granger Roy, on April 13, 2006 and his sister-in-law, Barbara (Mrs. William) Roy. John loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. John is survived by his loving and devoted wife Arlene F. Neu Roy; father, Milton Insley Roy Jr. of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Allen and Ann Roy of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Cheryl and Tim Steflik of New Palestine, Indiana; granddaughter, Alexa Roy of Elmira Heights, NY; grandson, Kyle Steflick of New Palestine, Indiana; brother, William Roy of Ovid, Michigan; sisters and brother-in-law, EvaLou Bell of Glenville, NY and Dorianne and John Riggs of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law, Frances Anderson Neu of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Dr. Charles and Toni Neu of Staten Island, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends including a special friend and co-worker, David Balch of Caton, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday January 29, 2010 from 5-8 PM. A Funeral Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 11 AM at Trinity Episcopal Church, Main Street & Church Street in Elmira, NY. The Rev. William C. Lutz will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY.

MILTON INSLEY ROY JR. age 96 of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully on Saturday May 31, 2014 with his loving children at his side. Milton was born July 23, 1917 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Milton Insley Roy Sr. and Anne Voigt Roy. He graduated from Morrisville NYS of Agriculture in 1939. Mr. Roy married his wife, Ruth Elizabeth Granger Roy, on June 30, 1943 and she pre-deceased him after 62 years of marriage on April 13, 2006. Mr. Roy was also pre-deceased by his son John D. Roy who passed away on January 26, 2010 as well as his son-in-law John Stark Riggs Jr. who passed away on January 3, 2013. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Dr. William E. Roy. Mr. Roy was a life-long dairy and chicken farmer. He owned and operated a 24-hour egg vending machine on Sing Sing Road which was the only one in Chemung County. Milton served on The Horseheads School District Board for nine years including a term as President of The Board. He served on boards of numerous farm related organizations. Mr. Roy is survived by his loving and devoted children: William Roy (Frances Gurden) of Owosso, MI, Evalou Bell of Glenville, NY, and Dorianne Riggs of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law: Arlene Roy of Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren; seven great grandchildren; four great great grandchildren; sisters: Maria Turner of Horseheads, NY and Anne Woodside of Waltham, MA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday June 4, 2014 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mr. Roy's Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday June 5, 2014 at 11 AM with the Rev. William C. Lutz officiating. Milton will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Ruth and his son, John in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church 304 North Main Street Elmira, NY or The Chemung Valley Farmers Museum P.O. Box 193 Horseheads, NY. A Memorial Service celebrating Mr. Roy's Life will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main Street in Elmira, NY at a time to be announced. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/2/2014

RUDRAUFF Albert E. Rudrauff
Age 93, of Catalpa Dr., Horseheads passed, away unexpectedly on Oct. 21, 2010. Al was recently predeceased by his wife, Isabella on Aug. 5, 2009. He was born in Elizabethtown, NJ, May 7, 1917, a son to Albert and Minnie (Eisenhower) Rudrauff. Al is survived by several nieces, nephews, grand nieces, grand nephews, and many church friends at the Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads where he and his wife had been devoted members. Al was retired from Artistic Greetings in Elmira. He was a devoted member of the Community Wesleyan Church and a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army Air Force. Al and his late wife, Isabella, were members of and also instrumental in the establishment of the Scottish American Society of the Southern Tier in 1977. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday Oct. 24, 2010 from 6-7:00 pm. His service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 pm with the Rev. Elwyn Patrick officiating. Burial service with Military honors will take place on Monday at 11:00 am in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 23, 2010

 

RUGER Richard D.

Horseheads: Age 77 of Old Ithaca Rd. Horseheads died Aug. 16, 2011. Dick was born Aug. 2, 1934 to Marcus Sr. and Leona (Foster) Ruger. He is survived by his wife, Dawn (Theetge) Ruger; Daughters, Kathleen (Harold) Langeland and Karen (Kary) Erickson; son, Richard Ruger Sr.; Grandchildren, Christopher and Melissa Langeland, Candice (David) Cunningham, Richard Ruger Jr., Daniel, Andrew, and Joshua Erickson; a great grandson, Troy Cunningham; brother, William (Connie) Ruger of Beaver Dams, NY and sister, Donna (Tim) Callahan of Blue Mountain Lake, NY. In addition to his parents, Dick was predeceased by his brothers, Marcus and Kenneth, granddaughter, Monica Ruger and nephews, David Mosher, Thomas and Timothy Ruger and Mark Ruger. Dick was a member of the Horseheads High School Class of 1955 and a retired inspector with National Homes. He was also a veteran of the US Marine Corps and former employee of American LaFrance. Dick was also an accomplished Middle Weight and Golden Glove Boxer. He was extremely proud to be a Marine and that pride carried throughout his life.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Mon. Aug. 22, 2011 from 5-7:00 p. where his service will be celebrated at 7:00 pm. The Rev. Robert Finch will officiate. Burial service will take place on Tuesday in Maple Grove Cemetery.  Star Gazette – August 18, 2011

 

RUGER, Thomas A. Age 48, of Beaver Dams and formerly of Horseheads, died with his family at his side on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006, after a courageous battle with cancer. Tom was born June 7, 1958 in Ithaca, NY, the son of William Ruger and Elmae (Adams) Ruger. He is survived by loved and cherished daughter, Jennifer Ruger of Odessa, NY; mother, Elmae Ruger of Horseheads, NY, and father, William (Connie) Ruger of Beaver Dams, NY; brothers, Timothy (Dona) Ruger of Horseheads, NY, Theodore (Misty) Ruger of Aubrey, TX, Terry (Barbara) Ruger of Newfield, NY; special chosen brother, Paul Steiner of Chemung, NY; foster brother, Thomas (Faith) Heck of Virginia Beach, VA; nieces and nephews, Michael, Jessica, Steven, Christopher and Courtney; Michael, Michelle, Alexis and Katrina; Shane, Matthew; and great-niece, Jennifer; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins and many dear friends. Tom was a 1977 graduate of Horseheads High School. He was also a softball umpire in Chemung County for many years. An avid hunter, Tom was a member of both the Millport and Newfield Rod and Gun Clubs. He was a 26-year employee of Hardinge Inc. in Elmira Heights. Tom always gave unselfishly to his family and friends. His greatest joy was the love he shared for his daughter, Jennifer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Friday, Aug. 4, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may also remember Tom with memorials to an education fund to be established for his daughter, Jennifer, c/o William Ruger 2122 Co. Rt. 19, Beaver Dams, NY 14812.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 3c, Wednesday, August 2, 2006)

RUMSEY Myrtle C. Barnes
Age 93 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday December 7, 2010 in Wellsville, NY. Mrs. Barnes was born on June 1, 1917 in Lockwood, NY, the daughter of the late Ralph W. and Ethel Brown Rumsey. She married her husband Richard F. Barnes on December 24, 1939, and they were married for 68 years before he predeceased her on June 5, 2008. Myrtle was also pre-deceased by her sister Doris Wilbur. Myrtle was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, The Horseheads Historical Society and The Garden Club. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Barnes is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Gary R. and Anne Barnes of Wellsville, NY and Thomas C. and Martha Barnes of Springdale, Arkansas; daughter, Diane Smyth of Mt. Dora, Florida; grandchildren, Carolyn Barnes, Colleen and Bert Thompson, Cynthia Barnes, Catherine Campagnola, Robert Barnes, and Joshua Smyth; three great-grandsons, Matteo, Luca, and Dante Campagnola; sisters, Dorothy Chauncey of Lockwood, NY and Mabel Hodges of Spencer, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Richard and Ruth Rumsey of Spencer, NY and David A. Rumsey of Binghamton, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Imo and Robert Herrick of Trumansburg, NY and Jean (Mrs. Randall L.) Barnes of Tioga Center, 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, on Friday December 10, 2010 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mrs. Barnes' Funeral Services will be held on Saturday December 11, 2010 at 11 AM at The First United Methodist Church, 1034 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Rhonda Kouterick will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Barnes through memorials to The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Horseheads Historical Society, 312 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845.  Star Gazette - December 9, 2010

RUSSELL - CARRIER, Jane R.
Age 78, of Fletcher St., Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Wed., Feb. 4, 2009. She was born June 20, 1930 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Earl and Velma (Landon) Russell. Her surviving family includes her husband of nearly 59 years, Richard H. Carrier; daughters and son, Susan (Raymond) Prestia of Wake Forrest, NC, Karen (Douglas) Doolittle of Sierra Vista, AZ, Pamela Mason of Martinsville, VA, Thomas (Kathleen) Carrier of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kristan (Jamie) Wohlschlegel, Alison (Jeff) Guptil, Kimberly (Jesse) Christophel and Brian Mason; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Delores (Richard) Benesh of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Wilma Carlton of Alpine, NY; and brothers-in-law, Floyd White of Rochester, NY and Alan Carrier of Ovid, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including Robert Ayers of Mansfield, PA. She was also predeceased by a grandson, Thomas Richard Carrier Jr. Jane was retired from the A&P Plant in Horseheads and also from the Horseheads Central School District, where she was an account clerk there. She was also a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and the Ocala West United Methodist Church in Ocala, FL. She was always very proud of being an honor student and also, her namesake, the actor Jane Russell had nearly the identical birth date and anniversary date. Once she wrote to Jane Russell about her thoughts; she responded and returned a signed picture "to the other Jane Russell," in which she always treasured. She and her husband also enjoyed traveling to many places both here and abroad. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Feb. 8, 2009, from 2-4:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 4:00 p.m. Interment to take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jane with memorials to the First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845 or Ocala West United Methodist Church, 9330 SW 105th St., Ocala, FL 34481.

RUSSELL - FITZGERALD
Norma E. Age 74 of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Norma was born in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Norman and Alice (Crowley) Russell. Norma was a long time member of the American Legion Women's Auxiliary, Post 154 of Elmira Heights. Norma's favorite pastime was to crochet and sew. Survivors include husband of 55 years, Richard; sons, Norman (Brenda) Fitzgerald of Chapel Hill, NC, Gary (Donna) Fitzgerald of Elmira, NY, Richard (Karen Rice) Fitzgerald of Brodheadsville, PA; daughters, Joan (Charles) Rybak, Coressa (Harry) Wagner, Patricia (Michael) Lynch all of Elmira, Tammy (James) Clearwater of Barton, NY, and Judy (Vinton) Treible of Stroudsburg, PA; stepbrother, Robert (June)Taft of North Tonawanda, NY; stepsister, Thelma (Louis) Valego of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-laws Mary Connell, Veronica Gursky and Deloris Fitzgerald; Several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, December 21, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9PM at the James D., Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 10:00 AM with Reverend Thomas Burr officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

RUTAN James C.
THEIR DEATHS CAME WITHIN SHORT TIME, Mr. & Mrs. J.C. Rutan former Horseheads Residents die in Philadelphia.  Word was received in Horseheads Sunday night of the death of Mrs. Amelia Breese Rutan in Philadelphia Sunday. Yesterday morning a second dispatch was received announcing the death of her husband J.C. Rutan yesterday. Mr. & Mrs. Rutan were residents of the town of Horseheads & later Elmira, many years. They removed to the home of one of their sons in Philadelphia a few years ago. Both were about seventy years of age. They are survived by four sons: Fredrick of Jacksonville, Fla.; Luther, of Miami, Fla. Edwin of Wilmington, Del.; two daughters; Mrs. Jennie Rutan of Chicago, & Mrs. Edwin Beardsley of Waterbury, Conn. Mrs. Rutan is also survived by three brothers: S.E. Breese, of Minnesota; P.G. Breese, of  Horseheads, & A.J. Breese, of Port Jervise; also a sister, Mrs. J.M. Ormiston, of Horseheads. The remains of Mr. & Mrs. Rutan will arrive in Horseheads today & will be removed to the home of her sister, Mrs. J.M. Ormiston, where the double funeral will be held Wednesday at 10 o’clock. The Rev. C.E. Christian of the Horseheads Presbyterian church will officiate & burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. - Amelia (Breese) Rutan died February 26, 1911. James C. Rutan died February 27, 1911.

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