Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
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Maple Lawn Cemetery Obituaries
SEARS SARAH MARIE HAMMOND BUMP
Age 96 went peacefully to be with the Lord on Sunday May 6, 2007 surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Bump was born March 31, 1911 in Wellsboro, PA the daughter of the late LeRoy and Cora Ethel Herbert Sears. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers and sister Jesse L. Sears, Evelyn Suhr, and Herbert Sears. Sarah was a member of The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. She was a loving mother and grandmother who devoted her life to her children and grandchildren and she will be dearly missed by all. Mrs. Bump is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Shirley & Winfield Yahn of Trenton, NJ; son: James Hammond of Lawrenceville, PA; twin daughters and sons-in-law: Judy and James Frey of Horseheads, NY and Jane & James Russell of Nichols, NY; grandchildren: Dennis, Doug, Laurie, Richard, Jeanna, Colena, Jaymie, Lanette, Mike, Dick, Tammy, Chris, and Scott; 18 great grandchildren and 3 great great grandchildren; 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 May 8, 2007 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Bump's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday May 9, 2007 at 11 AM with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Bump through memorials to Bethany Manor Skilled 2 c/o Tom Santibianco 3005 Watkins Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2007.
SEBURA Robert William
Mr. Sebura, 84, of Aiken, SC died December 27, 2011 at Pepper Hill Nursing Center, Aiken. A son of the late William S. Sebura and Stella M. Vetukevic Sebura, he was born in Elmira, NY and served in the US Navy as an armed guard on merchant ships during WW II. After leaving the service, he worked for US Steel Bridgeworks in Elmira Heights and was fortunate to be able to retire at the age of fifty five and moved south. He then spent twenty three years in the Clearwater/Largo, FL area before moving to Aiken in 2005. Robert was a former communicant of St. Casimir's Catholic Church, a member the American Legion, Post # 154, Elmira Heights, NY. He had been the business manager of the Mark Twain Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps, Elmira Heights. During his years in Florida, he was active as a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Veda (Hall) Sebura, Aiken, SC; three sons, William (Pamela) Sebura, Albany, IN, Mark (Debra) Sebura, Horseheads, NY and Michael Sebura, Hudson, FL; a daughter, Robin (Robert) Severson, Aiken, SC and a sister, Theresa Brown, Horseheads, NY. He was also survived by nine grandchildren, ten great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Robert was a devoted husband and loving father. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. A Mass of Christian Burial for Mr. Robert William Sebura will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2012 at St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Elmira, NY. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – April 15, 2012
SEELEY –MARGARET S. ‘PEG’ HLYWA age 85, of Elmira Heights, NY, passed away on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Elderwoods Nursing Facility. She was born on August 13, 1929 in Sayre, PA to the late Carl and Alice (Layton) Seeley. She married Michael Hlywa on October 4, 1975 and he predeceased her in 1996. She is also predeceased by her brother and sisters-in-law, Edward and Jeanne Seeley and Robert and Leatha Seeley. Peg is survived by her nephews, Jim (Barb) Hlywa of Lansing, NY, Edward (Kelly) Seeley of Waverly, NY and William (Becky) Seeley of Coopersville, MI; nieces, Regina (Charles) Carson of Horseheads, Mitzi Margeson of Sarasota, FL, Patricia (Michael) Rossi of Catasauqua, PA and Barbara Waite of Gillett, PA; along with several great nieces and nephews. She was a former employee of American LaFrance and a Registered Nurse having graduated from the Robert Packer School of Nursing. She was a longtime member of Elmwood Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 7th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/6/2014
SEELEY Robert B. - Devoted Arnot Ogden Volunteer - Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Friday, August 24th, 2007. Robert is the son of the late Luke D. and Rachel Lodwick Seeley, born on October 25th, 1916 in Galeton, PA. He is predeceased by his wife, Virginia Neff Seeley, whom he dearly missed. Robert worked a great portion of his life on the Erie/ Lackawanna and Conrail Railroad as a conductor. For the last eight years he has volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, which he enjoyed very much. He was a proud United States Army Veteran of WWII, serving in the Military Railway Service 722nd ROB. He was an active member of VFW Post #901 of Elmira and the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Surviving Robert is his daughter and son-in-law, Vicki (George) Milunich of Binghamton, NY; son-in-law, Timothy Horan of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Geoffrey and Gregory Milunich, both of Binghamton, Michael Horan of Elmira, Robert W. (Jeanette) Seeley of Sun Berry, PA, Rollin (Amanda) Seeley of Ohio, Todd (Janet) Gates of PA, Amy Vanderhei of Wisconsin; five great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Mavis (Mike) Micknich of Elmira; many nieces and nephews. Robert is also predeceased by his children, Sharon Seeley, Robert J. Seeley and Marcia Horan. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, Sunday, August 26th, 2007, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 4:00 p.m. His friend, the Reverend Ted Richards will officiate. Interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials in Robert's name to the Arnot Ogden Foundation, c/o Auxiliary, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or the Chemung County Dept. of Aging & LTC "Alzheimer's Facilitator Group", P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902-0588. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2007
Richard "Dick" Star-Gazette RetireeAge 85, formerly of 86 Morningside Drive, Elmira, died peacefully on June 29, 2000 at Madonna Heritage Home in Jarrettsville, Maryland. He was born on April 20, 1915 a home in Elmira, New York. His parents were the late Thomas and Leontine Seem of West Third Street. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1933 and received a B.S. in Economics from the Wharton School of Finance at University of Pennsylvania in 1937 where he was a member of the Phi Gamma Delta fraternity. Upon graduation, he began his 40-year career with the Star Gazette in Elmira, serving as retail advertising manager, business manager and controller and chief accountant. During World War II, Dick was the executive officer of an LST in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean and participated in the invasion of Southern France. He subsequently received the rank of Lieutenant Commander and commanded an LST ammunition ship in the Atlantic and Pacific. His ship carried occupation troops to Japan. In 1947, he was appointed by the U.S. Department of the Navy as Commander of the Local Naval Reserve Unit to be established in Elmira. He retired as Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Reserve in 1954. Dick was always a helper of mankind. He gave much to the community throughout his years as President of the Community Chest, President of Rotary Club, President of Arctic League, a member of the Board of Directors of the YMCA, Board Treasurer and Advisory Council member of the Lend-A-Hand organization. Dick was named a Paul Harris Fellow for the Rotary Club and was a lifelong honorary member of the Rotary Club of Pontllanfraith, Wales. He was a recipient of theYMCA Layman's Award and the Elmira Kiwanis Club Layman's Award for his church and community activities. Dick was an Eagle Scout and a former counselor at Camp Seneca. He later became a member of the executive council of the Sullivan Trail Council, Boys Scouts of America. His scouting experience was one of the most rewarding experiences of his life and he took great pride in presenting his grandson, Chris, with the Eagle Scout Award in 1994. The greatest part of his life was his service to God. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira for over 50 years. He was a Sunday School Teacher, a member of numerous church committees and Clerk of the Session. During his life, Dick never lost faith in the goodness of people. He touched many lives because of his kindness and positive attitude. He was always a gentleman and a gentle-man. Dick was predeceased by his beloved wife Peg in 1999. He also was predeceased by his brother, Donald and a granddaughter, Kristin Michelle. His surviving family included his daughters and their husbands, Marty (Mrs. Ray Banghart) of White Hall, MD and Sandy (Mrs. Ken Connolly) of Easton, CT, as well as the grandchildren, Christopher, Kevin, and Kelly Connolly and Tracy and Andrew Banghart, will greatly miss their grandpa's humor, crafty cards, wise sayings, and gentleness of nature. Dick was also survived by his brother-in-law, Robert (Arlene) Osmun and sister-in-law, Virginia Osmun and several nieces and nephews. A memorial service is planned at First Presbyterian Church, W. Clinton Avenue, Elmira, New York, in August at a time to be announced. A private burial with Military Honors will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Anyone wishing to make contributions, may do so in Dick's memory to the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 5190 Horseheads, NY 14944, or the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira 1054 W. Clinton St. Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home of Horseheads, New York.
SEYMOUR William C. Sr. Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, January 12, 2007. William was predeceased by his wife Theresa Seymour and son, Carl Seymour. Survivors include his sons, William (Rose) Seymour Jr. and Earl (Donna) Seymour, both of Elmira; daughters, Connie Hamilton of Elmira, Beverly (Calvin) Springstead of NC, Lois Foster of Elmira, Linda Howe of Elmira, and JoAnn (Matthew) Talvi of PA; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 17th from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 2 p.m. with Pastor Richard Hack officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
SHAPPEE Charles H. - Age 66 of 3047 Upper Lake Road, Horseheads, NY, Friday, November 5, 1982. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Monday at 11:00 am. The Rev. Gary Haase, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, NY. Interment at Maple Grove Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Shappee. Survived by daughter Mrs. Elaine Mcfarland of Perris, Ca.; Mrs. Carol Done of Memphis, TN, Mrs. Louise Shermeyer of Dover, PA; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Paul (Josephine) Ostrander of Horseheads, Mrs. Pierson (Genevieve) Mosher of St. Cloud, FL, Mrs. Harriet Risley of Sidney, NY, Mrs. Jesse (Geraldine) Austin of Long Beach, CA, Mrs. Susan Bell of Bellflower, CA; brothers, Clifford Shappee of Horseheads, Clarence Shappee of Van Etten, NY; several nieces & nephews, & a dear friend, Jean Bizilia of Sayre, PA. Mr. Shappee was the son of the late Clifford & Florence Lounsbury Shappee & he was predeceased by a brother Lloyd D. Shappee. Mr. Shappee was a veteran of World War II & Past Commander of American Legion Bentley Trumble Post No. 442 of Horseheads & BPOE 2297 of Horseheads. He was a retired employee of Remington Rand & Westinghouse Electric Corp. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
Age 93 on Thursday July 4, 2013 at home. Survived by wife: Marleha J. Shappee; sister, Ursula (Mike) Beschler. He was predeceased by sister, Marge Mickelson; his first wife, Dorothy Shappee; step child Melody Ferner. Step-children, Eleanor Johnston, Robert H. Freeman, Clifford J.( Carlene) Freeman, Laura (Rob) Morgan, Rhonda (Brad) Hull, and Roland (Karen) Conover; 14 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.United States Air Force Veteran of WW II. Member of the American Legion of Albany, NY, Jack was a Mister Fixit, a jack of all trades, he could fix just about anything. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service Wednesday July 10, 2013 at 1:00 PM in Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to Care First (formerly Hospice Inc.), 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830-3657. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – July 7, 2013
SHAPPEE Mrs. Josephine Ostrander
Age 78, of 829 South Ave. Horseheads, NY., Sunday, October 13, 1991 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Paul J. Ostrander Sr.; son & daughter-in-law Paul J. Jr. & Patricia Ostrander of Erin; daughters & sons-in-law, Sylvia & John Baxter, Elsie & Don Hutcheson of Savannah, Ga.; 19 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; sisters, Genevieve (Mrs. Pierson) Mosher of Cayuta. Mrs. Geraldine Austin of Long Beach, CA; Mrs. Harries Risley of Sidney, NY., Mrs. Susan Eileen Bell of Bellflower, CA; brother Clarence Shappee of VanEtten; numerous nieces & nephews. She was predeceased on March 3, 1970 by a daughter, Josephine Ryan & also by brothers, Lloyd, Charles, & Clifford Shappee. Josephine was born in Horseheads, March 12, 1913, a daughter of Clifford & Florence Lounsbury Shappee. She was a licensed practical nurse, retired from Arnot Odgen Hospital & was a member of the “Retreads“ Mrs. Ostrander was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. She had also served as a volunteer at BOCES, Red Cross Blood Bank & RSVP. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, Wednesday , from 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 pm. Her Funeral Service will be held there on Thursday at 11 am. The Rev. Jeffrey S. Bell will officiate. A Committal Service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. It was Josephine request that those wishing express their sympathy by Memorials in her name to the charity of one’s choice.
SHANNON SHARE, age 4, daughter of Arthur and Donna
(Morgan) Share of 1135 Ponderosa Drive, Horseheads, NY, very unexpectedly died
on Saturday, May 17, 1975. Friends are invited to call at the Barber
Funeral Home, Horseheads, Monday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral
services will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert A.
Delorme. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. In addition
to parents, she is survived by maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Donald F.
Morgan of Horseheads; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Dawn Share of RD 1 Erin;
paternal grandfather, Arthur J. Share of RD 1 Erin, maternal
great-grandparents, Mr. Earl Clark and Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Morgan, all of
Canton, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. –Elmira
SHAVE Lauren Gillian Myers
Lauren, wife of Garrett Myers, the only child of Colonel
Anthony G.T. and Patricia Shave, died at home surrounded by her loving family,
having courageously survived eleven years with breast cancer. Lauren was a
British citizen and lived in England, Germany, Malaysia and France before
moving to the United States with her husband Garrett in 1982. Earlier, she
worked in London as managing director of a London-based international public
relations firm and then at the military electronics firm Racal Decca. Lauren
was a dedicated mother, devoted Christian, wonderful cook and consummate
artist—sewing, drawing, crocheting, knitting, singing and writing. She was also
passionately committed to her chosen charities. As an involved parishioner at
Christ Church Grosse Pointe and Saint John's Episcopal Church in Detroit, she
completed the Bible Study Fellowship program twice, taught classes and served
as an Alpha Program leader. She was a member of the Daughters of the King
Fellowship and Episcopal Church Women. Extended family and friends will fondly
remember Lauren for her remarkable love and compassion, intellect, grace and
poise. She is survived by her husband of twenty-eight years, Garrett, children
Kate, Nick (Ashley), stepchildren Jeff (Kim), and Andy (Christine), and her
grand Matthew, and step-grandchildren Adam, Aaron and Alex. Lauren is also
survived by her parents Anthony and Patricia Shave of Surrey, England and her
father-in law, Richard Myers of Horseheads, N.Y. Visitation and funeral mass
took place in Michigan. Locally, family and friends are invited to attend her
grave side committal service on Friday April 1, 2011 at 1:00 pm in Maple Grove
Cemetery Broad St. Horseheads, NY. In Lauren's memory, donations can be made to
Local Motion Green in Grosse Pointe to support their mission of making
information available on avoiding cancer causing substances and/or St. John's
Episcopal Church. Star Gazette – March 30, 2011
SHAUL Ella Louise Age 98, formerly of Arbor Manor and longtime resident of Ithaca Rd., Horseheads died Saturday, August 11, 2001 at Elcor Health Services Center. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Clinton Carpenter of New Hartford, NY, Robert Harris of Wellsburg, NY, Edith Bruce of Central Square, NY, Beatrice Southard of Erin, NY, Vene Raplee of Caton, NY, Effie Bonham of Corning, NY, Robert Shaul of Elmira, NY, Lawrence Shaul of Corning, NY, Edward Faulkner of Horseheads, NY and Richard Harris of Erin, NY; several grandnieces and grandnephews, great-grand nieces and nephews and great-great- grand nieces and nephews. Predeceasing her were her brothers and sisters, Augusta Carpenter, Jessie Harris, Benjamin Shaul Sr., Henry Shaul and an infant sister; nieces and nephews, Jessie Hall Walter Carpenter, Benjamin Harris, John Harris and Glen Harris. Ella was born January 12, 1903 in Alexandria, MN. In her earlier years she was employed at Elmira College and throughout much of her life, she was a devoted caregiver to her family. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 from 5-7:00 PM. Her funeral service will take place there, at the funeral home, at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 PM. The Rev. Larry Parker will officiate. Interment, Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.
SHAW - WILLETT, Marion Ellen
Age 89 of Horseheads, NY died peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Thursday May 14, 2009. Ellen was born July 9, 1919 in Elmira, NY a daughter of the late Justus and Margaret Miller Shaw. She worked as a cashier for the Grand Union in Horseheads, NY for over 30 years. Ellen was predeceased by her husband, Edward L. "Red" Willett on May 25, 1998. She is survived by her children, Kenneth (Maxine) Willett of Horseheads, NY, Janet Willett of Round Rock, TX, Linda Klahr of Spring, TX and Nancy Bottcher of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Chad, Michelle, and Dayle; great grandchildren, Aarion and Abigail; brothers; Richard (Betty) Shaw and William (Eleanor) Shaw; sister, Barbara (Joseph) Grabowski; brother-in-law, John (Jean) Willett; special friends, Donald Gray and Marge Blodgett and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, May 17, 2009 from 2-5 PM. Mrs. Willett's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday, May 18, 2009 at 10 AM with a special friend of the family and Reverend, Gerald Thurman. She will be laid to rest with her husband at Maple Grove cemetery immediately following. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009
SHAYLOR Norman C.
Age 73 of Pine City, NY. Born on November 8, 1940, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2013, at Chemung County Nursing Facility after a 38-year battle with diabetes. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Carol Lou Shaylor; sons, John (Diane) Shaylor, Randy (Paula) Shaylor, and Jeff (Wendy) Shaylor; grandchildren, Christi (Don) Wescott, Tyler, Shawn, Nicole, Adam, and Megan; and one great-grandchild, Owen Wescott; sister, Sandy (Larry) Williams; brother-in-law and sister in-law, Scott (Diane) Pedalty; along with a niece and several nephews. Norman was a retired Corrections Officer from Livingston Correctional Facility and an avid NASCAR fan; Geoff Bodine was his favorite driver. He enjoyed watching the Baltimore Orioles and was an avid NY Jets fan. He was also an Eagle Scout. Norman loved being at Browns Fork Hunting Camp with family. After retiring, he and Carol traveled full time in their RV. He loved his children and grandchildren and enjoyed attending all of their events. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Friday, November 22, 2013, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Saturday at 11:00 a.m. followed by graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the American Diabetes Association. Special thanks to CCNF sixth floor nursing staff, his extended family for the past two years, especially number one "Boss Lady" and girlfriend "Bubba." Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – November 21, 2013
SHEESLEY Wayne L.
age 65 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 1, 2008 very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY as the result of an accident. Wayne was born on February 24, 1943 in Lewistown, PA the son of the late Lester and Mary Stumpff Sheesley. Wayne was the owner and operator of Sheesley's Sewer Service Inc. in Horseheads, NY from 1961 until he sold the business to Michael Cowan in November of 2002 and has enjoyed his retirement. He married his wife Nina Kochowiec Sheesley on October 5, 1963 and they would have celebrated their 45th Wedding Anniversary this year. Wayne was a long time member of the Horseheads Elks Club; he was past president for 10 years and a current board member of the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club and a member of The Friends of the NRA Committee. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his sister Diana E. Hardy. Wayne is survived by his loving wife Nina Sheesley; sons and daughters-in-law: Floyd and Andrea Sheesley of Vermont; Dale and Teri Sheesley of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, Iverson and Zofia Sheesley; sister and brother-in-law: Judy and Gary Hill of Horseheads, NY; numerous sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law; those who were like brothers Wade (Ellie) Smith and Lee (Shirley) Moore. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday July 6, 2008 from 1-3 and 6-8 PM. Wayne was not a suit and tie person so casual attire is preferred. Wayne's Funeral Services will be held at the Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights, NY on Monday July 7, 2008 at 1 PM with David Sullivan Officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Wayne through contributions to the Chemung County Rod and Gun Club P.O. Box 338 Breesport, NY 14816. "The best is yet to come." Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/3/2008 - 7/6/2008.
SHEPPA Lucille K. "Dolly" Osterhoudt
Age 81, of Watkins Rd., Pine Valley, died after an extended illness on Thurs. May 17, 2012. She was born in Elkland, PA to Benjamin and Helen (Cutash) Sheppa. Lucille was predeceased by her husband, James, in 1999. Her surviving family includes her daughters and sons-in-law, Helen and David Mallow of Pine Valley, NY, Diana and Ron Gay of Branchport, NY, Alan VanGorden of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Brittney, MacKenzie and Jorianna Mallow and Jen, AJ and Nick VanGorden; nieces, Brenda (Vance) Steadman, Sandy (Jim) Brass and Sherry (Roy) Vargeson; and many friends, including Klyda Pierce of Elmira. Dolly was also predeceased by her brother and sister, Doris Pratt and Benjamin Sheppa. Dolly was retired from Anchor Glass, the former Thatcher Glass in Elmira where she was a gauge inspector. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She enjoyed her pets and watching birds. Dolly was also a devoted NY Yankee Fan, Bull Riding and NASCAR enthusiast and always the time spent with family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Mon. May 21, 2012 from 1-3 p.m. and again from 5-6 p.m. where her service will follow at 6 p.m. Interment beside her late husband James in Maple Grove Cemetery. In recognition and with special thanks to Hospice and the many care workers, those wishing may also remember Dolly with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – May 18, 2012
SHEREMETA Julian "Jules"
Age 67, of Horseheads, NY, died
after a long and courageous battle with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma Wednesday evening, March 3, 2010. Julian was born July 18, 1942 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Julian and Kathryn Buckowski Sheremeta Sr. He served his country honorably with the US Air Force during Vietnam, along with serving his community with the Elmira Police Dept. for over 25 years. He was a member of the Elmira PBA, American Legion Post Clarence Oliver Post #154. Besides spending time with his family, Julian enjoyed hunting with his son, gardening, and cooking. Julian was predeceased by his sister, Ann Young. Julian is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Roberta "Bobbie" Thornton Sheremeta; son and daughter-in-law, Mark (Lisa) Sheremeta of Liverpool, NY; daughter, Kathy Sheremeta of Culpeper, VA; granddaughter and "best buddy", Kaitlyn Sheremeta of Liverpool, NY; sister, Mary (Bill) Ladd of Scottsdale, AZ; brother-in-law and good friend, James Young of Horseheads, NY; and a niece, nephews and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, March 7, 2010, from 3-6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter and Paul Church, (Market St) St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira, NY on Monday March 8, 2010, at 10 a.m. Julian will be laid to rest immediately following in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY with full Military Honors. Memorials may be directed to the Josh Palmer Fund, PO Box 3223, Elmira, NY 14905. The family would like to thank the entire St. Joseph's Hospital and Dr. Edward Foster for the wonderful care they provided for Julian. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.6.2010
SHERIFF - NICHOLSON
Grace C. Age 84, of Horseheads, NY. She was born December 25, 1920 in Schuylhill Haven, PA, daughter of the late George and Ida (Schaeffer) Sheriff, and died Saturday, May 14, 2005, at Our Lady of Mercy Skilled Nursing Facility in Guilderland, NY. She was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Jasper C. Nicholson on April 7, 2004; and is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, James A., Sr. and Leah Nicholson; grandchildren, James A., Jr. and Catherine Nicholson, all of Voorheesville, NY; and great-granddaughter, Hallie Grace Nicholson. Mrs. Nicholson was deeply religious and a very active communicant of St. Casimir's Church. She devoted her life to helping others and was loved by all who knew her. She retired from the N.Y.S. Department of Labor in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, May 18th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, May 19th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
SHERMAN –MRS. SUSAN HAMILTON, widow of Jacob Hamilton died this morning (Oct. 16, 1929) at the home of her son, Bruce Hamilton at Horseheads after an extended illness. She is survived by three sons, Cash of Veteran, Walter and Bruce of Horseheads; a brother, Charles Sherman of Rathbun. The remains repose in the Chilson & Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. W. Newman will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1929
SHETLER Ronald L.
Retired Chemung County Tax Director
Age 65 of Pine Valley, NY died on Tuesday September 18, 2007 very unexpectedly after a courageous battle with Picks Disease. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday September 23, 2007 from 5-8 PM. Ron's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday September 24, 2007 at 10 AM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Shetler. Those wishing may remember Ron through memorials to The Horseheads Animal Shelter or The Chemung County SPCA. A more complete notice will appear in Friday's Edition.
SHETLER Ronald L.
Retired Chemung County Tax Director
Age 65 of Pine Valley, NY died on Tuesday September 18, 2007 very unexpectedly after a courageous battle with Picks Disease. Ron was born on August 31, 1942 in Williamsport, PA the son of the late Harry and Marian Simpson Shetler. Ron was raised by his grandparents Luther & Ida Simpson and was a graduate of South Williamsport High School. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Ron married his wife Rita J. Brewer Shetler on January 15, 1966 in Cogan House by Pastor Ron Savitts and they celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary on January 15, 2007. Ron began his working career selling cars with his Uncle Bud in Williamsport, PA. Ron and Rita moved to the area and he worked for Weiler Mapping in Horseheads. He served our community for 21 years as the Real Property Tax Director for Chemung County in Elmira, NY. Ron was a member and Past President of The Horseheads Kiwanis Club where he served on various committees including being one of "Santa's Elves" at the Annual Christmas Party. He was also a member of the Elmira College Hockey Booster Club. Ron was an avid fisherman, hunter, and frog hunter who loved trout fishing with his father-in-law at Seneca Lake. He loved the New York Rangers Hockey and was an avid NASCAR fan. Ron dedicated himself to his job and served as an auctioneer for Chemung County Real Property and the Surplus Auction at the Fairgrounds, the Town of Catlin Zoning Officer, an Assesor for the Town of Veteran, and was very active in several State Committees in Albany. Ron was a member of The American Legion Post 1612 in Big Flats and a life member of the NRA. He always had a joke and made an impact on several people. Ron loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them especially the family vacations at Seneca Lake and Myrtle Beach, SC. Ron is survived by his loving and devoted wife Rita J. Brewer Shetler; loving daughters and sons-in-law: Ronna & Eric Best of Binghamton, NY and Robin & Jim Rockwell Jr. of Horseheads, NY; beloved granddaughters: Leah Best and Katie Rockwell; his precious Shih-Tzu, Molly; sister and brother-in-law: Candace and Robert Burbridge of San Jose, CA; sister-in-law: Delores Brewer of Trout Run, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. The family would like to thank the doctors and staff at Elcor for their excellent and compassionate care of Ron during his stay at Elcor. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday September 23, 2007 from 5-8 PM. Ron's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday September 24, 2007 at 10 AM. Chaplain David Knuppenberg will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Shetler. Those wishing may remember Ron through memorials to The Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Chemung County SPCA Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2007.
SHON Edward P. Shon "Ed"
Age 89, Went to be with his Lord on Friday, May 11, 2012
after a lengthy illness. Ed was born in Renovo, PA on June 26, 1922, the son of
Frank and Ella (Antal) Shon. He is predeceased by his wife, Blanche Ferguson
Shon in 1999, son, Gary L. Baker, brothers, William, Joseph and Thomas, Sister
Helen Shon. Ed is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Alice and William
Erickson of Elmira; sister, Agnes Shon of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Sharon Baker;
grandsons, William Erickson, Timothy (Donna) Erickson, Jeffrey (Michele)
Erickson, grandughter, Kimberly Erickson, great grandchildren, Michael J. and
Samuel Shon, Kennedy M. and Colin C., Landon and Jeffery Jr. Erickson, step
grandchildren, Brittany Cardomone, Kelsey and Megan Sullivan, also surviving,
sisters-in-law, Mary Shon of Renovo, PA and Margarita Shon of Coral Gables, FL;
several nieces, nephews, cousins and many caring friends. He graduated from the
former St. Joseph's High School in Renovo, PA. He worked on the Pennsylvania
railroad and was a charter member of the Citizen's Hose Company as a volunter
fireman. He came to Elmira and worked at Bendix-Purolator for many years until
his retirement. A fondness of nature, Ed was an avid hunter and bird trainer.
He was also a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 15,
2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on
Wednesday, May 16, 2012 at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at
10:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers,
will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery. Ed's family would like to thank the
staff at Elcor for all the wonderful care Ed received. Star Gazette – May
SHOOK - The Elmira Advertiser - Tuesday Morning -
April 24, 1917 - Page 7
Lewis R. Shook
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Rose, in the town of Veteran, the death occurred last night of Lewis R. Shook, 67 years old, and for many years a resident of this county. He is survived by one daughter, with whom he had been making his home; four brothers, Benjamin and David, of Williamsport, and Phillip and William, of Watsontwon, Pa.; four sister, [sisters,] Mrs. A. D. Barto, Mrs. Catherine Weaver, and Misses Sarah and Mallie Shook, all of Watsontown. The funeral will be held from the home on Thursday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock, and the interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
The Elmira Advertiser - Wednesday Morning - April 25, 1917 - Page 2
Lewis R. Shook
The funeral of Lewis R. Shook, who died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Rose, in theh [the] town of Veteran will be held at the home Thursday at 2:30 p. m. Burial in Maple Grove cemetery, Horseheads.
The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 - Page 7
Lewis R. Shook
The funeral of Lewis R. Shook will be held at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Rose, in the town of Veteran, to-day at 2:30 p. m. Buria [Burial] in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
SHOOK - The Elmira Advertiser - Tuesday Morning - April 24, 1917 -
Lewis R. Shook
At the home of his daughter, Mrs. Edward Rose, in the town of Veteran, the death occurred last night of Lewis R. Shook, 67 years old, and for many years a resident of this county. He is survived by one daughter, with whom he had been making his home; four brothers, Benjamin and David, of Williamsport, and Phillip and William, of Watsontwon, Pa.; four sister, [sisters,] Mrs. A. D. Barto, Mrs. Catherine Weaver, and Misses Sarah and Mallie Shook, all of Watsontown
SHULTS –MRS. MARIE SWARTWOOD, 56 of 114 Orchard St., Horseheads Saturday, June 6, 1959. Survived by husband, Fred Swartwood of Pine City; sons, Charles Swartwood of Erin and Fred Swartwood Jr. of Horseheads; father and stepmother, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Shults of Horseheads; brother, Theodore Shults of Milan, Pa.; six grandchildren. Body at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William R. Harvey. Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/7/1959
SIMMONS George A. Age 49, of 708 Oak St., Elmira, NY. He was born February 24, 1957 in Douglas, GA, son of the late George, Jr. and Jannie (Coney) Simmons, and died Friday, April 28, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of 15 years, Arzella (Taylor) Simmons; children, Lane (Vivian) and Laura Simmons, both of CT; brothers, David (Sheila) of Johnson City, NY, Larry (Rose) and Arthur (Alicia), both of Garner, NC, and Joseph of Elmira; sister, Barbara Simmons of Raleigh, NC; along with a host of nieces and nephews. George was employed with Sanmina SCI in Owego. He was a founding member, minister and musician at Word of Faith Church. Family and friends are invited to visit All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C., 351 E. Fifth St., Elmira, on Tuesday, May 2nd, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Rev. Pendexter D. Mack, his Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
SIMS –MRS. GERTRUDE SIMS RIKER age 43, of 211 Weller Ave., Horseheads died Friday, Sept. 27, 1963. Survived by her husband, Vincent O. Riker; daughters, Sharon, Kathleen, Darlene all at home; son, Frank of Pine Valley; sisters, Mrs. Anna Daugherty of Friendship, N.Y., Mrs. Harriett Morse of Canton, Mrs. Emma Combs of Elmira, Mrs. Florence Sox, Mrs. Ruth Daughtery both of Miami, Fla., Mrs. Mary Friends of Covington, Pa.; three grandchildren. Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours are today from 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Bruce Harrison. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads
SINN - CURKENDALL
Purla Jean Age 67 of Level Acres Drive Horseheads, NY formerly of Elmira, NY and Ithaca, NY died at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday November 15, 2006. Purla was born March 16, 1939 in Ithaca, NY the daughter of the late Russell and Virginia Longhouse Sinn. Jean was married to her husband Pete Curkendall for more than 45 years. She worked in many restaurants in the Elmira area including Light's Bakery. Jean was also pre-deceased by her brothers Albert Longhouse and Gerald Sinn as well as brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Dick Curkendall and Bill and Jean Curkendall. She was a member of American Legion Post #442 Auxiliary. Jean was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who touched everyone who had the opportunity to know her. She will be dearly missed by all, including her beloved dogs Pepe and Peachy. Jean is survived by her husband of over 45 years Pete Curkendall; her four children: Perry (Susan Harvey) Curkendall of Potomac Falls, VA, Guy (Tami) Curkendall of Elmira, NY, Peter (Renee) Curkendall of Liverpool, NY, and Brenda (Larry) Munger also of Liverpool, NY; 12 grandchildren and 1 great grandson; sister and brother-in-law: Virginia "Sis" & George LaDue of Ithaca, NY; sister-in-law: Barbara Sinn of Ithaca, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Chuck & Belle Curkendall of Elmira Heights, NY, Marlene & Pete Velletri of San Antonio, Texas and Carol Curkendall of Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday November 17, 2006 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Curkendall's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday November 18, 2006 at 10 AM with Pastor Diane Wheatley officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Curkendall through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or a charity of one's choice.
SKEBEY Robert J.
Age 90 and a longtime resident of Watkins Rd., Horseheads
died Thurs. Oct. 6, 2011. Bob was born in Elmira Sept. 2, 1921 to William and
Winifred (Droleski) Skebey. He was predeceased by his wife, Katie (Wasek)
Skebey on June 15, 2008. Bob and Katie were also predeceased by their daughter,
Sherry Skebey in 1974. He is survived by a son, Thomas Skebey of Horseheads,
NY; grandchildren, Richard Skebey of Horseheads, NY and William Skebey of
Manchester, NH; sister, Winifred Kramarick of Elmira and several nieces and
nephews and special friends. In addition, Bob was also predeceased by his
sisters and brothers, William Skebey, Rose Tierney, Theresa Searles and Helen
Skebey. Bob was a longtime communicant and head usher of St. Patrick's Church
in Elmira. Bob served as 1st. Lieutenant in the US Army Air Corps, 12th Air force,
445 Bomber Squadron, 321 Bomb Group where he flew B-25's with 49 combat
missions. He retired from the US Postal Service and from 1962-1985 he served as
the Postmaster for the Horseheads Office. He served on the Horseheads Zoning
Board of Appeals, was a member and Chairman of the Planning Board and also a
village Trustee. Bob was a dedicated member of the Horseheads Town &
Country Fire Department, past Deputy Chief, and member and Vice President of
their Board of Directors. He was also a member of Horseheads Chamber of
Commerce, Lions Club and the American Legion. Family and friends are invited to
call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday Oct. 10,
2011 from 5-8:00 pm. Officers and members of the Horseheads Town & Country
Fire Department will assemble for their Firefighter Memorial Service at 7:30
pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Patrick's Church, 604
Park Place, Elmira on Tuesday Oct. 11, 2011 at 3:00 pm the Rev. Richard
Farrell, Celebrant. Burial service with military honors will follow in Maple
Grove Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember Bob with memorials to the
Horseheads Town & Country Fire Department, 130 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY
14845. Thanks the Staff of Appleridge and also special thanks to Marilyn
Skebey, Melanie Smith and Robin Van Atta for their help and caring for
Bob. Star Gazette – October 8, 2011
SKELLY LUCILLE M. "RED" WILLIAMS
Lucille M. "Red" - Age 82 formerly of Fisherville, NY died on Thursday August 9, 2007 in St. Pauls, NC. Lucille was born November 11, 1924 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late George and Nila Raymore Skelly. She married her husband Dwight Williams who pre-deceased her on June 8, 1982. She was also pre-deceased by her sons Edward J. Williams who passed on December 4, 1993 and by her son Steven S. Williams who died on March 24, 1995 and by her brother Carolus "Sonny" Skelly. Lucille was a retired switchboard operator at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center with over 35 years of dedicated service. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Lucille is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Sharon Hutchings of St. Pauls, N.C. and Judy & Rob McGregor of Mio, Michigan; adopted daughter: Terri Turner of St. Pauls, N.C.; 7 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, and 3 great great grandchildren; sister-in-law: Donna Skelly of Bath, 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 August 13, 2007 from 1-3 PM. Mrs. Williams' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Lucille will be laid to rest next to her husband and sons in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/11/2007 - 8/12/2007.