Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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
FRANK A. TACOS, 41 of 205 W. 14th St., died at 2:05 a.m. Monday, Mar. 17, 1941. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Alta Nichols Tacos. The body is in the Hilton and Lindgren Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lennon Hakes officiating. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/1941
TAYLOR - PACKARD
Janet E. (Taylor) Age 76, of Horseheads, died after a long illness on Wed., Jan. 17, 2007, at the Manor at Bethany Village. Janet was born Dec. 13, 1930 in Sayre, PA, the daughter to the late Kenneth and Marian (Hoagland) Taylor. She is survived by her husband of over 52 years, Clement Packard; daughter, Brenda Packard; and son, Bruce Packard; sister, Judith (Hatch) Graham of Somerset, CA. Janet was employed with the Corning City School District. Later she worked in Day Care in Corning, and in Hobbiton Day Care and Big Flats Day Care, both in Big Flats. In addition to her family, Janet also always loved to be with her horses. Specials thanks to the many professional health care providers at Bethany Village. Their warm and caring manner always made us feel at home. We are grateful for the care you provided us. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Friday, January 19, 2007, from 4-6:00 p.m. and again on Saturday, January 20, 2007, from 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m., where her service will take place at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials in her name to the Bethany Village Memorial Fund, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.
TAYLOR –MRS. VIRGINIA T. GLEASON of Babcock Rd., Horseheads, NY, Tuesday, May 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Mrs. Gleason was predeceased on November 20, 1984 by her husband, C. Herbert Gleason and is survived by her closet friends, George and Shirley Pribulick of Horseheads and their family. Virginia and her late husband were also very near and dear to many neighborhood children in the nearly 30 years that they resided in the Orchard Knoll Area. She was born in New York City, the only child of Albert and Helen Wayne Taylor where she was a former Executive Secretary for Bamberger’s Dept. Store. Mrs. Gleason was a member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church, she was also an enthusiastic member of the Audobon Society and an ardent supporter of Tanglewood. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held there Saturday 10 a.m. The Rev. John B. McLaren will officiate. Committal service will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. It was Virginia’s desire that those wishing make memorials in her name to either the Audobon Society, Tanglewood or the SPCA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/27/1988
Alton Russell Age 75, of Matthews Circle, Horseheads, and most recently residing with his son in Greenville, SC, died and Savior on Monday, May 30th, 2005. He was born April 18th, 1930 on his family's farm home in Lansing, NY. He had two careers during his lifetime. He was employed by the Chemung County Highway Department as a foreman and retired after many years of faithful service. Alton also was a lifelong military man. He proudly served his country by enlisting in the United States Marine Corps at the age of 15. He served during both WWII and the Korean War intermittently between the Marine Corps, Army, and lastly the US Navy Reserves, where he retired from there in 1991. Alton was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife, Gartha (Rodabaugh) Teeter on July 27, 2002; his parents, Katherine (Carey) and Raymond Teeter; brothers, Raymond Teeter Jr. and Richard Teeter. He is also survived by his loving son David, with his wife, Cheri Teeter of Greenville, SC. Also surviving are Gartha's children, William (Angela) Peters of Abilene, TX, Timothy Peters of Horseheads, NY, Tammy Narde of Elmira, NY, Faye (Gregory) Overbey of Yorktown, VA, Agnes Peters of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Leah (Thomas) Barker, Dustin Teeter, Brandon Harris, Jodi Narde, Kendall Narde, Katie Overbey, Audrey Peters, Eric Overbey; great-grandchildren Bailey, Claudia, Jack, and Maddox. He is also survived by his brothers, Warren Teeter and Francis Teeter, both of Ithaca, NY, and Kenneth (Delores) Teeter of Dryden, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, June 2, 2005 from 3-5:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home on Friday, June 3, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded. Those wishing may express their sympathy to Hospice of St. Francis Bon Secours Health System, 414 Pettigru St., Greenville, SC 29601-9887, as well as remember, respect and keep in your thoughts and prayers all of those members, both past and present of our United States Armed Forces who so proudly serve our County.
TEETS Lynn E.
A resident of the Elmira community died Sunday morning, August 26, 2007 at home with his loving family by his side at the age of 76. Lynn was born on February 26, 1931 in Olean, NY, son of Francis & Nettie Teets. He worked for Bonady Brother's Food Market in Painted Post, NY as a store manager and later was employed by the Association for the Blind after losing his eyesight in an automobile accident. His interests included dancing and playing country music. Proud to be an American, he was a member of the American Legion. Surviving is his loving son and daughter-in-law, with whom he shared a special friendship and who provided wonderful care, Joe & Sue Teets, Elmira; sons, William Teets, Elmira; Steve & Carol Teets, Big Flats; Tim & Tammy Teets, Elmira; daughters, Arlene Teets, Horseheads; Debra & Mark Catron, Elmira; Donna Shesky & Steve Salick, WI; Paula Teets, Elmira; four sister's, Lola & Ted Wheaton, Elmira; Pearl & Ray Clark, Waterloo, NY; Edna & Bernard Morgan; Mary & Russell Fuller, Dundee, NY; many grandchildren including Jill Janeski who was always there for her granddad, nieces, nephews and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, August 31, 2007 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Bryan Kain officiating. Internment will take place privately in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to Hospice of the Southern Tier in his memory.
TENGSTRAND - ROE Jane E.
Age 86 of 3005 Watkins Road Horseheads, NY formerly of Bradenton, Florida died on Saturday November 24, 2007. Jane was born June 30, 1921 in Kane, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late Eric F. and Irene Strand Tengstrand. She was a graduate of Upsala College and received her Master's Degree from Elmira College. Jane was pre-deceased by her first husband Donald Walker. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Eric Tengstrand and her sister Linnea (Mrs. Harold "Rabbit") Dunbar. Jane married her second husband, Warren T. Roe, on June 25, 1977 and they recently celebrated their 30th Wedding Anniversary on June 25, 2007. Jane loved genealogy and tracing her family roots, reading, and needlework. She enjoyed her Bible study and knitting for The Veterans' Home in Florida. Mrs. Roe retired as a Reading Teacher with the Elmira City School District. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi International, Retired Teachers Association of the Elmira Area, The New York State United Teachers, and The Ladies Auxiliary of The Veterans of Foreign Wars. Jane took great pride in the fact that she was a member of The National Society Daughters of The American Revolution. Jane loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Jane is survived by her loving and devoted husband Warren T. Roe; 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 granddaughter: Maggie Allen; sisters and brothers-in-law: Vivian & Robert Menteer of Virginia and Demeyer & Jim Pearson of Pennsylvania; brother and sister-in-law: Stentor & Rose Tengstrand of Virginia; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Jean Coe of Florida, Betty & Norman Mitcheltree of Webster, NY and Ernestine Herrick of Rochester, NY; many beloved nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends here and in Florida. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday November 28, 2007 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Mrs. Roe's Funeral Services will be held following calling hours at 12:30 PM at Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church 2872 Westinghouse Road & Gardner Road in Horseheads, NY. Her Pastor Lynell Aljoe-Thurman will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Jane through memorials to The American Heart Association or The American Diabetes Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/26/2007.
TENNY Charles A. Age 54, of Horseheads, NY. He was born June 26, 1952 in Elmira, son of the late William and Florence (Baker) Tenny and died Monday, October 9, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his parents; and sister, Joanne, and is survived by Elaine Tenny of Horseheads; companion, Terry Harris with her daughters, Brandy and Christy Harris, all of Trumansburg; daughters, Jody (Rob) Williams of Rochester, Kim (Jerry) of Horseheads, Kristy Tenny of Horseheads, and Charlie (Travis) Jenkins of Pine City; 11 grandchildren; sisters, Linda and Sharon; brothers, Bill, Jim, Dick, Harold and Harvey; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Chuck was employed with Hardinge, Inc. for over 25 years. He was an avid Yankee, Buffalo Bills and NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, October 12th, from 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. John McConnell will officiate. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
TENNY Denine E.
Age 43 of Hammondsport, NY died on Tuesday January 29, 2008 very unexpectedly. Denine was born November 11, 1964 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of Darrell and Dorothy West Tenny. Denine was a loving Mother, Daughter, Sister, and Aunt who cherished the time she spent with her family and friends. She also enjoyed crafts. Denine is survived by her loving daughters: Christiana Alteri and Lapis Lazuli Alteri both of Farmington Hills, Michigan; her loving and devoted parents: Darrell and Dorothy West Tenny of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: William & Dena Tenny of Lexington, Kentucky; Darrell & Theodora Tenny and David & Yolanda Tenny all of Brunswick, Ohio; Daniel & Karen Tenny of Middletown, CT; sister and brother-in-law: Susan & Ernest Bowes of Horseheads, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including her best friend and companion Lecena McAllister. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday February 3, 2008 from 2-4 PM. Denine's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the Funeral Home at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Scott Lowmaster officiating. Denine will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family.
TERPENING, Charles L. of 241 Scottwood Ave. Elmira Heights. Early this morning, Sept. 18, 1950. He was a retired American Bridge Co. Employee & a member of the Elmira Height Masonic Lodge F&AM. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Roberts of Poughkeepsie & Mrs. Vinnie M. Miller of Horseheads. The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call after 7 this evening & where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Percy F. Asher. Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
TERRY - NEUFER, Joyce T.
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, July 25, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on February 20, 1918 in Sayre, PA to the late Carl and Myra (Lawlor) Terry. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, James Neufer in 1988. Survivors include her sons, Terry (Deannda) Neufer of Elmira, Tom (Sue Ann Levine) Neufer of Fairfax Station, VA and Tim (Umkyng) Neufer of Clearfield, UT; daughter, Trenna Neufer of Elmira; grandchildren, Tyce Spencer, Tylan, Melissa, Eleanor and James Neufer and Becky Coughran; sister, Janice Sylvester of Kissimmee, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 29th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Thursday, July 30th at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Joyce's name can be made to the Oakwood United Methodist Church or to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2009
THAYER Dennis R.
Of Southport, NY died at his home on Wednesday July 18, 2001 with his loving family at his side following a battle with cancer at the age of 58. Dennis was born on May 12, 1943 son of Robert E. and M. Geraldine Whalen Thayer. He grew up in Elmira and graduated from Southside High School. Dennis served in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. After returning home, he married Cola Lee Aikman on April 22, 1972. Dennis was employed for many years as a Cable Technician with the New York Telephone Co., retiring in 1995. He was a long time member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church and a member of the church choir. Dennis enjoyed woodworking and was well known for his talents. Many hours were spent in his woodshop at home. He loved his home and the time he spent there with his cherished family. Surviving is his wife and friend, Cola L. Thayer; his sons, Brian and Jason Thayer also of Southport; a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Fred Beaver of Southport; several aunts and uncles including, Shirley (Harold) Long of Pine City, NY; and Edna Taylor of Horseheads, NY along with several nieces and nephews. Dennis was predeceased by his mother, M. Geraldine in 1997, and his father, Robert in 1992, and his brother, David in 1999. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday July 20, 2001 from 2-4 and 6-8PM. Funeral services will take place in the Gardens at the conclusion of visitation (8 PM) with the Reverend John McLaren officiating. The Chemung County Veterans Military Honor Guard will accord Mr. Thayer full honors. Following funeral services, Dennis will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and his ashes will be buried in Maple Grove Cemetery at his family’s convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or Southern Tier Hospice in his memory, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Chemung County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira
THAYER Linda K. Beaver
Age 69, of Southport died on her 15th wedding anniversary, Sunday, October 6, 2013 following declining health. Born on September 15, 1944 in Elmira, Linda was the daughter of the late, Robert E. & Mary G. Whalen Thayer. Linda was formerly employed by AETNA Life Insurance Co. as a book keeper. She enjoyed bowling, caring for her home and family times. She was a vibrant person with a quick sense of humor. Surviving is her loving husband, Fred Beaver, Southport; son, Scott Dickerson; grandson, Steven Dickerson; sister-in-law, Cola Thayer, Southport; nephews, Brian (Stacy) Thayer and Jason Thayer. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Patricia Lyons, Walda Belle Cameron, Margaret Shunn, Linda Jameson and brother in law, Donald Beaver and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Linda was predeceased by her brothers, David and Dennis Thayer and her aunt, Shirley Long. Linda had a strong faith dating back to her childhood in Lowman, NY and is survived by many friends from her church family there. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Friday, October 11, 2013 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Graveside services will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Star Gazette – October 9, 2013
THAYER - LONG, Shirley
died Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 80. Born on June 19, 1927 in Elmira, Shirley was the daughter of Francis E. & Edna Mae Olin Thayer. She married Harold B. Long on July 14, 1967 in Lowman, NY. Together they shared 34 wonderful years until his passing in 2001. Shirley loved to spend time with her family, traveling and caring for her home. She was a member of the Epworth United Methodist Church. She is survived by her loving niece and caregiver Linda & Fred Beaver, Elmira; sisters, Edna Evelyn Taylor, Horseheads; Betty Groom, N. Syracuse; and Nancy Green, CA; a "little brother", Roy Thayer, FL; a daughter, Dianna Marie Breese; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many family friends. In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was predeceased by her three brothers, Robert, Edwin and Richard Thayer. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday January 7, 2008 between the hours of 11 am - 1 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 pm with the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Graveside services will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.
THEETGE –DAWN M. RUGER age 78 of Horseheads, NY. She was born February 26, 1937 in Elmira, daughter of the late Harold and Mildred (Smith) Theetge and went home to heaven to be with her Lord on Monday, June 1, 2015 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband Richard in 2011and is survived by her children: Kathleen (Harold) Langeland of Elmira, Karen (Kary) Erickson of Chemung, NY and Richard Ruger of Horseheads; grandchildren Christopher and Melissa Langeland, Candace (David) Cunningham, Richard Ruger, Jr., Daniel, Andrew and Joshua Erickson; great grandchildren: Troy and Summer Cunningham; brothers: Kenneth (Sherry) Theetge and Jeffrey (Karen) Theetge along with several nieces and nephews. Dawn retired from Chemung Canal Trust Co. as secretary to the President and was a member of Community Wesleyan Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to her Celebration of Life on Tuesday, June 9th at 6 pm in Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads. Pastor Robert Russell will officiate. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/5/2015
KENNETH H. ‘STUBBY’ THEETGE JR., of Cayuta, NY passed away on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 after a courageous battle with Leukemia at the age of 52. Kenny was born on April 12, 1963 in Elmira, NY, a son of Kenneth and Sherry Comfort Theetge. He is predeceased by grandparents, Harold and Mildred Theetge and William and Helen Comfort; father-in-law, Ralph Reynolds; brothers-in-law, Rich Reynolds, Ralph "Skip" Beach; and nephew, Shawn Beach. Kenny is survived by his loving wife of 34 years "on the books," Sharon Reynolds Theetge; sons, Brandon and Nathan (Amanda Woods) Theetge; "found sons," Kyle Weider and Jeremy Almon; his pride and joy granddaughter, Abigail June; brothers, Norm (Linda) Theetge and Ryan (Sue) Theetge; sisters, Gena (Jim) Benedict, Dianna Beach, Johnanna (Rich Morgan) Theetge, and Paula (Steve Lyon) Theetge; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Tom (Sue) Radford, and Doug (Dawn) Reynolds; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a large and loving extended family. Kenny was a loving and devoted family man who centered his life around his loving wife, family and granddaughter. He worked for GST BOCES and previously as a heavy equipment operator. Kenny enjoyed motor sports, his fire arms and his weekend "nappy" time. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, December 4, 2015 from 3-6PM with services to follow. He will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Kenny please consider donations to Upstate Golisano Children's Hospital, 750 E. Adams St., CAB 326, Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2015
Leslie O. Schweizer Aircraft Retiree Age 86 of 7220 Baird Drive, Brooksville, Florida died on February 17, 2000 at his home. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside committal service on Friday, June 16, 2000 at 1:00 PM at Maple Grove Cemetery, 715 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Lewis Newkirk of The Calvary Baptist Church will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY.
MILTON E. THOMAS, age 76 of 16 W. Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, NY, Monday, April 20, 1998. Mr. Thomas was born May 3, 1921 in the Town of Big Flats, the son of the late Eugene and Edith Bennett Thomas. He was a retired millwright at Facet Enterprise in Elmira Heights and past president of &.A.W. Local 604. Mr. Thomas was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads and a member of the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge #913. Mr. Thomas was predeceased by his wife, Laura M. Collins Thomas on February 8, 1985 and was also predeceased by his sister, Wilma Joyce Golden. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn & Don Lawson of Jasper, Arkansas; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene & Diane Thomas of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Rebekah Lawson, Jeremy Lawson, Daniel Thomas, and Clarissa Thomas; sisters, Edith West of Pine Valley, NY, Loy Rumsey of Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, Thursday, April 23, 1998 from 1-3 and 6-7 PM. The Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge #913 will conduct a Memorial Service Thursday at 7:00 PM at the Funeral Home for their departed brother. Mr. Thomas’ Funeral and Committal Services will be conducted following the Masonic Service. The Rev. Carl K. Johnson and the Rev. E. Gene Callihan will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
THOMAS –MINA A. (THOMAS) GRANGER age 75 of 254 Brand Street, Elmira Sunday, April 8, 1984 is St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at the McCarthy Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Rex Nichols officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. Friends may make contributions to the American Cancer Society. Survived by her children, Barbara Boettcher of Convent Station, NJ, Louise McNett of Elmira, Patricia (Ronald) Perry of Phoenix, AZ, Connie (Donald) Brooks of Santa Ana, CA; grandchildren, Lori and Jo Anne Boettcher, Kim Murphy, James, Vicki, Scott, Matt and Meme McNett, David Hopkins, Donnie and Tommie Brooks; aunt Jean Holmes of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Pauline Thomas, Lida Granger, Ida Randolph all of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mina was a member of Riverside United Methodist Church, a charter member of Elmira Drove #181 B.P.O. Does, employed for many years at the former Schanaker’s Diner. Predeceased by her husband, James B. Granger on November 12, 1971. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/1984
THOMAS –PATRICIA ANN LOESCH, 64, born November 22, 1951 in Elmira, New York. She went home to be with her Lord, April 19, 2016 in Brooksville, Florida. She was preceded in death by her parents, Leslie and Doris Thomas. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Miller of Spring Hill, Florida, her son Gordon (Jean) Loesch of Seeley Lake, Montana, and six grandchildren; also brothers: James Thomas (Patricia); Greg Thomas (Carol) and sister, Jean Paugh (Ronald). She also had three cats that she was greatly fond of, Susie, Riley, and Cali. She will be buried with her parents with a graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery on Broad Street in Horseheads, NY on June 24, 2016 at 11am. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/19/2016
THOMAS Sharon T. Johnson
Age 66 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday March 15, 2011 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center following a courageous battle with cancer. Sharon was born May 1, 1944 in Elmira, NY. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads , NY. Sharon loved traveling, cooking, collecting spider memorabilia, and feeding the squirrels. Most of all she loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Sharon is survived by her loving and devoted husband Gary R. Johnson; son and daughter-in-law: Chris & Teri Treille of Los Gatos, CA; daughters and son-in-law: Michelle Treille of Hartford, CT and Wendi & Doug Canfield of Breesport, NY; grandchildren: Simon Treille of Los Gatos, CA and Lindsey Canfield of Breesport, NY; mother: Janet B. Thomas of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Brian & Debby Thomas of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews: Shawn, Tracy, Courtney, Korey and Hannah; grandniece: Noelle; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Dennis & Nancy Johnson of Horseheads, NY and Cheryl Johnson & Ken Barber of Valois, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including John & Angela Roche, Brian & Ginny Rogers, Emory & Patricia Stewart, Charlie & Laurie Beckett, Gary & Glenda Morgan, and Joe & Karen Generalli. It was Sharon's wishes that there be no calling hours or funeral services. A Celebration of Her Life will be held at a time to be announced. Sharon will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Sharon through memorials to The Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – March 17, 2011
THOMAS Shirley Thomas Williams
died peacefully in the home of her granddaughter Heather in Skaneateles, NY on September 7th, 2012. She had recently relocated from Millbrook, NY where her daughter Dianne took care of her for the past seven years. She was born in Elmira Heights, NY on January 5th, 1917, the only child of Alfred C. and Emma Scarborough Thomas. On June 30th, 1938 she married Howard L. Williams Sr. at Oakwood Methodist Church. He predeceased her in 1982, along with her great-grandson, Dante McNeil Mostachetti. She is survived by her sons Terry T. Williams (Muriel) of Harpersville, NY; Howard L. Williams, Jr. (Debi) of Warner Robbin, GA, and daughter Dianne A. McNeil of Millbrook, NY. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Robin McNeil Mostachetti, Jackie McNeil-Maddox (Cindy), Heather McNeil-Yeckel (Chris), Greg Williams, Howard Williams III and Tyrell Williams, along with her six great-grandchildren. Shirley was a devote Christian, loving mother, loyal friend, accomplished violinist, and artist, leaving a legacy of beautiful oil and water color paintings to her friends and family. In later years she downsized to painted greeting cards and bookmarks, all of which are cherished by her loved ones. She had a talent for story-telling and acted as the family historian. She graduated from Thomas A Edison High School, was a member of the Elmira-Horseheads Order of the Eastern Star along with the Chemung County DAR. Her family would like to thank Belinda, Dawn, Mirella and all the Hospice staff and volunteers who made her last 2 years as comfortable and pleasant as could be. Their loving care and concern for her was inspirational. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Service at 12:00 noon on Friday Sept. 14, 2012 in Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Friends are also invited to call at the church from 11:30-12:00 noon before her service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to Hospice Inc, 374 Violet Ave. Poughkeepsie, NY 12601 or Hospice of the Finger Lakes, 1130 Corporate Drive, Auburn, NY 13021 Funeral arrangements will be handled by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY Star Gazette – September 14, 2012
THOMPSON Bethel Marie Thompson Hamilton
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY Crossed Over on Thursday September 12, 2013 at home. Bethel was born September 19, 1921 in Hornell, NY the youngest daughter of the late Charles and Phebie Angel Thompson. She married her husband, Leslie B. Hamilton, on October 12, 1958 and he predeceased her on February 14, 2010. Bethel was also pre-deceased by her son-in-law Reginald "Reggie" Randolph on November 17, 2008, and her sister and brother-in-law Edna & Ben Phillips and all her brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-law. She was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. Bethel retired from The A & P Tea Company in Horseheads where she was a produce clerk for many years. Mrs. Hamilton loved her family and friends and "Life on The Hill" and treasured every moment spent with them. Bethel is survived by her loving and devoted daughters and son-in-law: Eileen Taluba Randolph and Terri (Timothy) Russell; grandchildren: Justin (Abby) Russell and Ashley (Gary) Brown; great granddaughter: Kaylee Russell; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including "Bethel Girls" Tammy, Nicol, Dusty, Lindsy, Tracey, Mary, and Wina. Thank You Girls for the wonderful care you gave Mother. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday September 15, 2013 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Hamilton's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Rhonda Kouterick officiating. Bethel will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Leslie in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – September 13, 2013
THOMPSON Danielle N.
Age 26 of Swansboro, NC died unexpectedly on May 12, 2013. She was born in Morehead City, NC to Ted Beasley and Gwen Thompson. Danielle is survived by her husband, Michael Andrews of Horseheads; children, Tyler and Aiden Andrews, Noah Thompson and Makayla Dang; grandparents, Mr. Charles and Linda Thompson of Hendersonville, NC; and several Andrews and Lewis extended family members and friends. Danielle loved her children very much. Her years with us were short but the memories are endless. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Monday, May 20, 2013 from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial service in Maple Grove Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 24, 2013
Mrs. Peter Ostrander died at her home in Millport Sunday afternoon at 3:40, aged seventy years. She is survived by her husband, four sons, Charles, Anson, Thompson & Edward, & one daughter, Mrs. Oliver Farr, all of Millport; two brothers, Alonzo Thompson, of Catlin, NY., & John Thompson, of Munsing, Mich. She was a member of the Old Oak chapter of the Eastern Star, of Millport, No. 506. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Willis H. Sobey officiated. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.- Ulissa (Thompson) Ostrander died March 6, 1913.
THORNTON - CRAVEN, Virginia G.
Age 95, of Villia Serene Apts., in Elmira Heights, NY died Saturday May 29, 2010. Virginia was born on March 6, 1915 in Towanda, PA, daughter of the late George and Bessie Mae (Furman) Thornton. Virginia worked for the Remington Rand for 22 years and was also the manager for the Kings Dairy Bar on Southside for many years. She was a longtime resident of South Avenue on Southside and was a member of the Southport Senior Citizens Chapel Park. Virginia was predeceased by her beloved husband, Merritt in 2005 after 64 years of marriage and son-in-law, William Proper. Survivors include her daughter, Gloria Proper of Elmira; son, Philip (Charlene) Craven of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Susan Brown of SC, Debbie (Tom) Clinton of SC, William (Carrie) Proper of AZ, Donna (Adam) Taylor of SC, Brian (Kelly) Craven of MD and Rebecca (Michael) Morris of GA; great grandchildren, Alexis and Erica Clinton, Tiffany (Kevin) Sennett, Rachael Brown, London Cooper and James Philip Morris; great-great grandchildren, Gabrielle and Jocelyn Sennett. It was Virginia's request that her services be held private to the family. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to one's choice in memory of Virginia. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 31, 2010
PAUL M. TICE age 88 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Saturday December 24, 2016 at Appleridge Senior Living Community in Horseheads , NY . From his birth in Mainesburg, PA on March 3, 1928 to his death, he was an influence on many people's lives as the Principal of Horseheads Junior High East for 20 years, a husband, a father, a basketball coach, a WW II Veteran, a pinochle player, a bowler, a golfer (longtime member of Soaring Eagles and Willow Creek Golf Clubs) , and a longtime member of The First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads. Paul was born on a farm near Mansfield, PA the son of the late Philip and Mary Louise Palmer Tice. He was predeceased by his brothers: Elmer and John Tice. Paul's mother died when he was ten and Paul has siblings from his father Philip's second marriage: Nellie Zeis, Gerald Tice, Elsie Wheeler and Barbara Snider. For his entire primary education, he went to a single room school house and afterwards attended both Mansfield College and Cornell University. Paul was a World War II Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army at the end of the WW II in the occupation of Japan where his principle duty was running the camp newspaper. Paul married his wife, Cynthia J. Dean Tice on June 25, 1958 in the chapel at Elmira College and they lived their entire lives in the Horseheads/Elmira. Paul and Cynthia loved the Southern Tier area and spent many pleasurable afternoons driving to the Finger Lakes and Northern Pennsylvania areas. Cynthia predeceased Paul on November 28, 1999 after 41 years of marriage. Paul will be remembered as an educator who touched the lives of countless young people in the Horseheads area. Paul loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Paul is survived by his loving and devoted children: Judy Tice Van Norstrand and her husband Michael of Fairport, NY, Paul Andrew "Andy" Tice and his wife Ann of Indianapolis, Indiana, Mike Tice and his wife Fredda of Framingham, MA and Dan Tice and his wife Cheryl of Horseheads, NY; 11 loving grandchildren and one great child with two great grandchildren to be born this year ; half sisters and half brother : Nellie & Dick Zeis of Port Charlotte , Florida , Elsie & Bob Wheeler of Elmira , NY, Gerald & Linda Tice of Oxford , Alabama , and Barbara & Mike Snider of Chambersburg , PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Samuel & Joyce Dean of Big Flats, NY and Weibley Jerome & Eleanor Dean of Alexander , Maine; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday December 27, 2016 from 5-8 PM. Paul's Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at 11 AM at The First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Cheryl-Ann Elfond will officiate. Paul will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY next to his beloved wife Cynthia where Full Military Honors will be accorded to Mr. Tice. The family would like to extend our gratitude to all the staff at the Appleridge Senior Living Community in Horseheads, NY and to the staff at St. Anne's of Rochester for their attentiveness and loving care given our father and grandfather. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association or The First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/2016
TIFFT Don A.
Age 81, and longtime resident of South Avenue in Horseheads, passed peacefully on Sat. Jan. 31, 2009. Don was born October 28, 1927 in Elmira, New York, the son of the late Grant and Grace (Arnold) Tifft. He was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy Jeanne (Harris) Tifft in 2000; and is survived by his daughters, Lizabeth England of Winchester, Virginia, Susan Stephens of New York, New York, Laurie Ryan of Elmira Heights, New York, and Marcia (Bobby) Perry of Moore, Oklahoma; grandchildren, Samuel Tifft England, Mary Grace Stephens, Danielle Stephens, Erica Agan, Kristen Drake, Kellie Drake and Jerry Perry; great-grandchildren, Kylie Agan and Cameron Woodward. Don worked for the New York State Department of Corrections as a Corrections Officer from June 16, 1955 through May 26, 1983, when he retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility. Don was a 1946 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights, where he proudly played football for Coach Al Northrup. He was a member of the Horseheads BPO Elks Lodge #2297 and as a retired Corrections Officer was active with the retired group meeting regularly at Curly's Chicken House. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street in Horseheads on Wed. Feb. 4, 2009 from 6-8:00 p.m. Tentative fuenral service Thursday. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Mr. Tifft's honor to Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, New York 14903-7933.
TILLOTSON Ali M. "Angel"
Infant child of Paul and Rebecca Tillotson died Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and has joined the angels in heaven. Ali is survived by her parents; sister, Kara Tillotson; brothers, Michael and Ryan Tillotson; Maternal grandparents, Gertrude Tyler and Gerald Butler and Charlene Thomas; paternal grandparents, Wanda Tillotson; maternal great grandmother, Bernetta Ellis; aunts, Melissa Tyler and Sherry Kent; uncles, Joseph Tarby and Gerald Butler Jr.; several other great aunts, uncles and cousins. Ali will be resting peacefully with her great uncle, David Emerson in Maple Grove Cemetery. Services will be private and at the convenience of the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 13, 2010
TITSWORTH - PLATE
Wanneta R. Age 65, of Sayre, PA, and formerly a long time resident of Kentucky Ave. in Elmira Heights died after a brief illness Sunday, June 12, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Wanneta was predeceased by her mother, Norma (Boyd) Titsworth; her daughter, Pamela Stanton in 1999; and son, Stanley Swarthout in 2005 Wanneta is survived by her husband of 43 years, Robert Plate; daughter, Shelley (Rocky) Porter of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Nancy Swarthout of Horseheads; and son-in-law, William Stanton of Erin; sister, Tammy (Larry) Beck of Horseheads; and grandchildren, Brooke, Cory, Rocky Jr., Robert, Christopher, Joshua and Justin; along with several nieces and nephews. Wanneta was a devoted mother and avid Bingo player. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., June 15, 2005, from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. where her service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
TOBIAS Ronald G.
Age 62, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Ronald was born on June 18, 1946, the son of the late Tony and Leona (Arthur) Tobias. He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years, Terry Tobias; daughter and son in-law, Kari and Michael Wood and family, Tyler, Dylen, Mikey, Zacky, and our little princess, "Alexis," all of Elmira, NY; daughter, Melanie Tobias of Buffalo, NY; son, Jacob Culkin of Elmira, NY; brother, Richard (Janet) Tobias; sisters, Jan (Warren) Roman, and Carol (Jim) Piper; also several nieces nephews and many close friends. Ronald was the former owner of Ron's Dugout in Horseheads, NY, an avid Yankees and Miami Dolphins fan, also a retired employee of Corning Inc. Ronald was a dedicated and loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Monday, June 22, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Tuesday, June 23, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. Father Richard Farrell will officiate. Followed by graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. The family would like to thank Shelly Coon, Penny Roman, Jan Roman, Corning Inc. and all who helped with Ronald's benefits. They would also like to thank Dr Stryker's office and staff, the Radiology Department and staff of 2B at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful kindness and care Ronald received. Also Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care Inc. for the comfort and compassion given to Ronald. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009
HARRY TOMPKINS of E. Franklin St., Horseheads, Monday, Sept. 2, 1946, after a brief illness. Survived by wife, daughters, Mrs. Robert Mosher of Elmira, Mrs. Arnold Brown of Elmira Heights; sister, Miss Minnie Tompkins of Elmira; brother, Elbert W. of Albany; one granddaughter, one niece, two nephews. The body is at Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads and Tuesday evening will be taken to home of sister, 211 Kingsbury Ave., where funeral will be held Thursday, 2 p.m. Rev. Harry E. Malick of Big Flats. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Advertiser
TOMPKINS Robert L. "Ace"
Age 92 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday January 2, 2008 at home. Mr. Tompkins was born August 27, 1915 in the Town of Veteran the son of the late Herbert and Helen Frost Tompkins. Bob was a graduate of Horseheads High School where he played basketball and wore the number 4 on his basketball jersey. He married his wife Louise Jane Roller Tompkins on July 29, 1939 and she pre-deceased him on October 10, 2001. Bob was an active and devoted member of The Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Tompkins was a retired draftsman with American Bridge Works / U.S. Steel in Elmira Heights, NY with 43 years of dedicated service. He loved trains, photography, basketball, and "Big Band" music. Bob loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. Bob is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law Priscilla & Leon Griswold of Horseheads, NY; his grandchildren: Laura (Edouard) Koeppel of East Amherst, NY; Jennifer (Russell) Howe of Corning, NY; Philip (DeAna) Griswold of Horseheads, NY; great granddaughters: Amanda Jane Koeppel and Rebecca Louise Howe; sister-in-law: Doris (Mrs. Robert ) Roller of Horseheads, NY and Barbara (Mrs. Richard) Roller of Safety Harbor, Florida; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Annette & Fred Wyszkowski of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday January 5, 2008 from 6-8 PM and Sunday January 6, 2008 from 1-3 PM. Mr. Tompkins' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM with the Rev. Larry L. Appenzellar officiating. Bob will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Louise Jane in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/4/2008.
DARWIN F. TORPY, 82 of Ithaca Road, Sullivanville, Friday, Aug. 18, 1961. Survived by sons, Elmer of Detroit, Elwin of Sullivanville; brother, Earl of Elmira Heights; one granddaughter. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours today and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. John Lewien. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1961
ELWIN L. TORPY, 73 of 4735 Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, NY Thursday April 2, 1981. Friends may call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads Friday from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral and committal service there Saturday at 2 PM, Pastor Gary Butler officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. The family will provide their own flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of their choice. Survived by wife, Elsie Torpy; step-sons, Grant Larabee of Horseheads, George Larabee of Rochester; step-daughters, Mrs. Dorothy Devendorf of Horseheads, Mrs. Betty VanGorder of College Grove, Tenn.; five step-grandchildren; 4 step-great-grandchildren. Mr. Torpy was retired from Ward Lafrance. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/1981
TOWNSEND John H. "Jack"
Age 61 of New York City, formerly of Elmira. He was born February 28, 1946 in Elmira, son of Harley and Robina (Wheeler) Townsend and died Sunday, January 6, 2008, unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his mother, Robina in 2005; and is survived by his son, John of FL; father, Harley of Horseheads; brother, James of Horseheads; sisters and brothers-in-law, Shirley and Michael Lunger of Horseheads and Bertha and John Anderson of FL. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service on Saturday, January 19th at 1 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Major Charles West will officiate. Interment will take place in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/17/2008.
CHARLES L. ‘CHARLIE’ TOWSLEY, age 53 of Horseheads, NY passed away at home on Wednesday, March 18, 2015, after an extended illness. Charlie was born on July 8, 1961, in Elmira, NY, to Floyd E. Towsley, Sr. and the late Gayle (Goodwin) Towsley. In addition to his beloved mother, he was also predeceased by his siblings, Diana Towsley, Faith Towsley, Floyd E. "Gene" Towsley, Jr.; paternal grandparents, Frank and Flossie Towsley and maternal grandparents, Coran and Belva Goodwin. Charlie is survived by his adoring family, father, Floyd E. Towsley, Sr.; sisters, Constance "Connie" (Shawn) Barrett and Hope Towsley; niece, Anna Mae Knights; nephew, Brandon Knights, all of Horseheads, NY; uncle, Ray Towsley of Phelps, NY; many cousins; and very special feline companion, Prince. Charlie loved spending his time outside swinging his baseball bat and waving to the fire trucks as they drove by blowing the horn for him. Charlie was an avid sports fan and truly enjoyed the little things in life. He attended Pathways, Inc. for many years and assisted with Meals on Wheels deliveries. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, March 24, 2015, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. Funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 pm with interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. The Towsley family would like to extend a special thank you to Julie, Ann, Betty, and Carol and Family Services of Chemung County for all of their dedicated care for Charlie. Those wishing may remember Charlie with memorial donations to Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/21/2015
FLOYD E. TOWSLEY SR. age 88 of Horseheads, passed away Thurs., Jan, 7, 2016. Floyd was predeceased by his loving wife, Gayle; parents, Flossie and Stephen Frank Towsley; brothers, Leo and Steven Towsley; children, Diana, Faith, Floyd, Jr., and Charlie; Floyd is survived by daughters, Connie (Shawn) Barrett and Hope Towsley; grandchildren, Anna Mae and Brandon Knights; brother, Ray Towsley; nieces, nephews, and companions, Prince and Patches. Floyd honorably served in the US Marine Corp during WWII and also owned Towsley's Florist for several years. He retired as a mail carrier from the USPS in Horseheads, was a door greeter at Walmart for over 5 years and transportation specialist for Peter Koch. He was also a former member of the Soaring Polka Association. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, on Tues., Jan. 12, 2016, from 11AM-1PM. Funeral service will follow at 1PM. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery with military honors accorded. –Elmira Star-gazette 1/11/2016
TRAVER LOUISE M. PICKETT
Age 83, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Monday, June 18, 2007, at her daughter's home in Lima, OH. Louise was born on September 13, 1923 in Noxen, PA, daughter of the late Ashley and Mabel (Miller) Traver. Louise married Carlton Pickett on June 2, 1942. She was a school bus driver for the Horseheads School District for 25 years, along with being a homemaker. Louise and Carlton moved to Port Charlotte, FL, after retirement. She was a longtime member of Tri-City Baptist Church in Charlotte. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her daughter, Carol (William) Costello of Lima, OH; son, Roger (Edie) Pickett of Port Charlotte, FL; six grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; sister, Marian Saxor of Elmira, NY. Louise was predeceased by her husband, Carlton in 2003. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 28, 2007, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, June 29, 2007, at 10 a.m. with Rev. Clifford Proper officiating. Interment to follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
Charles A. Retiree Horseheads School District Age 65 of Lake Street, Wayne, NY died on Monday, June 5, 2000 at his home. He was born April 22, 1935 in Elmira, NY the son of the late LeRoy & Sarah Pope Travis. Charles is survived by his wife Helen S. Travis of Odessa, NY; daughters, Lorraine Weniger of LaBelle, FL, Dawn Summerall of Lehigh Acres, FL and Audrey Jones of Wayne, NY; step-daughter, Nanette Roberts of Odessa, NY and step-son, Richard Roberts of Norfolk, VA; grandchildren, Patrick & Maria Roberts, Jason Schroth and Rodger Weniger; great-grandchildren, Elizabeth & Wyatt Weniger and Madisen Schroth; sister, Betty Wyatt of Ocala, FL; several nieces, nephews and many special friends. Mr. Travis was a retired employee of the Horseheads School District and worked at the Big Flats Elementary School. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder & Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church St. Odessa, NY on Wednesday, June 7, 2000 from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. His funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home following visitation at 8:30 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Schuyler County Volunteer Ambulance Association, PO Box 2, Watkins Glen, NY or to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY.
TRAVIS - GUTHRIE
Louise E. Of Ithaca, NY Age 90 of 1229 Trumansburg Rd., Ithaca, NY died Monday, June 26, 2000 at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY. Born May 28, 1910 in Milo Center, NY, a daughter to Wallace and Lina (Eaves) Travis. She was the wife of the late Floyd Guthrie who formerly lived in Horseheads and Big Flats, NY. Retiring in 1978, Louise worked as a cook, at former Odd Fellow Home on Trumansburg Rd., for many years. Louise is survived by two daughters, Clara Bennett of Enfield and Ruth Pintler of Newfield; 22 grandchildren and 53 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at 10:00 AM at the Covert Funeral Homes, 9 Washington St., Trumansburg, NY with Pastor Scott Moseley, of the Enfield Methodist Church, officiating. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 28, 2000 from 6:00-8:00 PM. Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her three daughters, Margaret Jacobs, Betty Depew and Mary Lupo; and a brother, James Varellie.
TREAT Ruth Ahart
Mrs. Ruth Treat Ahart, of 317 W. Gray St., widow of Alfred F. Ahart, died Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1940, at 3:30 a.m. after an extended illness. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Grace T. Brink of Elmira; a brother James H. Treat of Breesport; a niece, Mrs. Howard Bush of Ithaca, & three nephews, Elvin Treat of Keene, N.H. & Franklin & Jairus Treat of Breesport. Mrs. Ahart was a member of the First Baptist Church, a charter member of the Horseheads Chapter, OES, & a member of the White Shrine & Baptist Sunshine Circle. The body is in the Barber funeral home, Horseheads, & will be removed to the family home Thursday noon. The funeral will be held Friday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Rolland Dutton officiating. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
TREAT Roselyn T. Browning
age 84, of Bradenton, FL, died Thursday, May 12, 2011, at Blake Hospital in Bradenton. Mrs. Browning was born in Deerfield Township, PA, on April 22, 1927, the daughter of the late Bert and Minnie (Keeney) Treat. Roselyn was predeceased by her husband, George "Jack" Browning in 2002; parents, Bert and Minnie Treat; sisters, Beulah Fleet and Nellie Neally; and her brother, Basil Treat. Roselyn graduated from RBI in 1945 and worked as a medical secretary for many years in Elmira. She was a fantastic seamstress and she loved going to the beach, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends. She is survived by her nieces and nephews: Donna Edwards of Campbell, NY, Joan Ferguson of Williamson, NY, Bill Treat of NC, David Treat of AL, and Bob Neally of SC; stepson, George Browning, II of TX; 3 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, and many family members and friends in PA, NY, and FL. A memorial service to honor Roselyn will be held Sunday, August 28, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street, Corning, NY. Roselyn's nephew, Bill Treat, will lead the service. Burial took place in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations in Roselyn's memory may be sent to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or South Eastern Guide Dogs, 4210 77th Street, East Palmetto, FL 34211. Star Gazette – August 26, 2011
THOMAS B. TREAT, 75, 914 S. Main St., Horseheads Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1946. Survived by wife, Mrs. Hebe H. Treat; daughters, Mrs. Clara James of Elmira, Mrs. Grace O’Hanlon of Big Flats, Mrs. Helen Flomerfelt of Fredonia; son, Thomas H. Treat of Rome, N.Y.; three grandchildren, one great grandchild. Funeral Saturday 3 p.m. at home. Rev. Earl Robertson. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1946
DAVID TRESSLER, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tressler of 227 W. 17th St., Elmira Heights, Sunday, Aug. 16, 1953. Survived by parents; brother, Terry Tressler at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Farr of Horseheads; paternal grandparents, Mrs. June Tressler of Bradenton, Fla., and Owen Tressler of Elmira Heights. The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Waldo H. Kihlstrom. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/1953
TUCKER Roger C.
Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, May 21, 2009. Roger was born November 18, 1927 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late Claude and Edith Goodrich Tucker. He served his country honorably during WWII with the US Army. Roger married his wife, Margaret Gordon Tucker on June 20, 1948. Roger retired from Shepard Niles in Montour Falls. Roger was a charter member of the Horseheads BPOE and a 50-year member of the Horseheads Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. He also belonged to the SS Gold Card Club and enjoyed monthly lunches with his wife's graduation class. He has many wonderful friends and neighbors and enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful dahlias. He is predeceased by his son, Mark in 1990; brother, Robert; and sisters, Doris Brown and Jacqueline Slater. Roger is survived by his wife of 60 years, Margaret (Peggy); three daughters, Kathleen Tucker of England, Shelley (David) MacFeiggan of Corning, NY and Lori Avery of Delray Beach, FL; five grandchildren, Sean MacFeiggan, Shannon (Nathan) Majiros, Hillary (Andrew) Sommer, Justin Smith and Kira (Scott) Shifflett; two great-grandchildren, Haleigh Shifflett and Delaney Majiros; sister, Shirley Redner; brother, Leroy (Geraldine), both of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Robert and Barbara Gordon of FL, George Harnas of Lorraine, NY, Donna Gordon of Averill Park, NY, Peggy Gordon of NC and Esther Barden of Millport, NY; 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 24, 2009, from 3-7 p.m. Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of hours. Interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads on Tuesday, May 26, 2009, at 10 a.m. Rog and Peg met at Eldridge Park therefore donations to Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society, 1364 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 would be appreciated. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/23/2009
Roger C. Tucker, 81, of Horseheads, died Thursday, May 21, 2009.
TUCKER Roger C
He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. He had retired from Shepard Niles in Montour Falls. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; three daughters, Kathleen Tucker of England, Shelley MacFeiggan of Corning, and Lori Avery of Delray Beach, Fla.; and a sister, Shirley Redner and a brother Leroy Tucker, both of Elmira. Calling hours are 3-7 p.m. Sunday, May 24 at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Sunday. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery. Arrangements are with Sullivan’s Funeral Home.
FRED B. TURNER, 75, 512 Franklin St., Horseheads, died Saturday morning, Mar. 15, 1941. Survivors are his wife, Mrs. Cora A. Turner; a sister, Mrs. Earl Manley; a brother, G. Archie Turner, all of Horseheads; three grandchildren, four great-grandchildren. Funeral was held Monday at 2 p.m. at the family home. The Rev. C. Raymond Allington officiated. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira
George W. TURNER, Sr., died at the home in Sullivanville Friday age 90 years. He is survived by fours sons, George W., Jr., and John H., of Elmira, Joseph R., of Horseheads, and Jay of Sullivanville; four daughters, Mrs. Susan Taylor, of Breesport; Mrs.Martha Shappee of the Town of Horseheads; Catherine S., and Tampy A., at home. Mr. Turner was a member of Southern Light Lodge, No. 726, F. and A. M., of Breesport, over 50 years and that organization had charge of the funeral which was held Monday in the Presbyterian Church at Horseheads, the Rev. R. D. Stanley officiating. Van Buskirk Bros. had change. (Chemung Valley Reported, Page 8, Thursday, 8 December 1910)
TURNER Malcolm C. "Bud"
Age 77, of Breesport, NY, died peacefully at home with his loved ones on Friday morning, June 5, 2009. Bud was born June 25, 1931 in Elmira, son of the late Linford and Lela Chapman Turner. He worked as a contractor with Harold Dilmore Contracting in Big Flats and in his early days worked at Hibbards Hardware in Hanover Square. Bud served his country honorably with the US Army and was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Clarence Oliver Post No. 154 in Elmira Heights. Survivors include his loving wife of 26 years, Penny Parrow Turner; son, Steven (Susan) Turner and grandson, Michael of San Diego, CA; and daughter, Sheree Lynn Coolbaugh and grandson, Joseph of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law, Charlene Parrow of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Pamela Masciole of Lowmen, NY and Debra (Joseph) Horsey of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Christopher (Darlene) Parrow of Wilmingoton, NC; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceasing him is grandson, Jeffery Turner; brother-in-law, Leonardo Masciole; first wife, Phyllis (Parrott) Turner; brother, Murray Lynford Turner; and father-in-law, Wallace Parrow. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, June 11, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. Bud's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of hours with Rev. Anne L. Mowery. Interment with Military Honors will be held on Thursday, June 12, 2009, at 11 a.m. at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2009
TUTHILL –MARTHA T. JANE’ COWBURN of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully on Monday morning, January 5, 2015. Jane was born on April 25, 1942, a daughter of the late Winston and Martha Moore Tuthill. She was a graduate of SUNY Cortland earning a teacher's degree. There she met her husband, George, who predeceased her in 1995. She is also predeceased by her sister, Nancy Sigler. Jane is survived by her loving sons, George "Rusty" (Heather) Cowburn of Cazenovia, NY and Matthew (Rebecca) Cowburn of Ithaca, NY; grandchildren, Sophia, Zane and Natalie; sister, Carla Reed of AZ; brother, Thomas Doane of AL; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jane enjoyed traveling, volunteering and attending live theatre. She mostly enjoyed her time spent with friends and family. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Friday, January 9, 2015 from 2-5 PM with a Memorial Service to follow at 5:15PM. She will be laid to rest along side her husband in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family graciously accepts remembrances and/or donations in Jane's memory to The ALS Association Upstate New York Chapter, 890 Seventh North St., Ste. 108, Liverpool, New York. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/2015
TUTTLE Donald C. "Tut"
Age 79, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wed. April 11, 2007, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Don was born in Towanda, PA, on January 14, 1928. He was predeceased by his wife, Beulah (Platt) Tuttle on March 7, 1974. His surviving family includes his daughters and sons-in-law, Helena (Chuck) Schnautz of Horseheads, NY, Lois (Philip) Castronova of Fullerton, CA; granddaughter and sparkle in his eye, Lauren Schnautz of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters, Marguerite Eldred of Bentley Creek, PA, Martha Burke of Durrell, PA, Richard Tuttle of Mecklenburg, NY, Jean Ackley of Ulster, PA; special friends, Jim Labuski and Jim Marks. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Patricia Darby and Edith Mitchell. He was the owner and operator of Don's Landscaping in Horseheads. Don was also a veteran of the US Navy and lifetime member of the Horseheads American Legion Post #442. Don was a craftsman and woodworker. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and always enjoyed taking the scenic route when traveling with his granddaughter. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Saturday, April 14, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Service to occur at 2 p.m. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. Many thanks to the staff of the HBPC Outpatient VA Medical Center including Deb Dieterle and Liz Fraboni for their friendship and care.
Mrs. Phoebe Tyler Johnson, 81, of Big Flats, formerly of Nichols. Unexpectedly Wednesday, May 30, 1951, in South Kortright, N. Y. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Presbyterian Church of Nichols. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Hazel Klauser of Big Flats, with whom she resided; son, Walter Johnson of Nichols; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. The body is at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, Nichols, where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Edgar Frank of Owego will officiate. OES services will be held at the funeral home Friday evening at 7:30.
of Elmira, NY - Was born November 14, 1983, in Montour Falls, NY, the daughter of John P. and Marilyn (Walker) Uhler and died very unexpectedly on Saturday, July 12, 2008, at the age of 24. Her beloved father, John P. Uhler predeceased her in 2004. She is survived by her loving son, John P. O'Neill at home; fiancé, Michael O'Neill of Elmira; loving mother and stepfather, Marilyn and Eric VanStrander of Elmira; brother, Scott Uhler (Laurie Havens) of Elmira; sister, Christa Uhler of Elmira; stepbrothers, Eric VanStrander stationed in Iraq, Christopher VanStrander of Elmira; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Aimee enjoyed camping, fishing and spending time on her computer. She was an outstanding cook and liked preparing meals. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, July 17, 2008, from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life and celebrating her memory will be held there following the 1 p.m. visitation. Father Edward Murphy will celebrate Aimee's service. Interment, Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2008
UPDIKE - STAMP, Gladys Marie
Age 87, formerly of Dryden and Newfield, NY, died Thursday, Sept. 18, 2008, at Northwoods Care Center of Cortland. Mrs. Stamp was born Jan. 26, 1921 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Chester and Mildred Roberts Updike. Her husband, Milton F. Stamp, died Jan. 15, 1982. Gladys was retired from Cornell University where she was a member of Kappa Alpha Fraternity and was the frat house cook there for 17 years. Survivors include her children, Milton "Tom" (Patricia) Stamp of Freeville, Clifford "Fritz" (Dorcas) Stamp of Newfield, Lawrence (Claudia) Stamp of Owego and Gwendolyn (Patrick) Centro of Dryden; 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. There are no calling hours. Friends who wish to remember Mrs. Stamp are asked to consider a memorial, in lieu of flowers, to Caring Community Hospice of Cortland, 11 Kennedy Parkway, Cortland, NY 13045. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/20/2008
UPSON - Mrs. Luie Upson Chapman age 92 of Millport RD 1, Monday, October 25, 1971. Funeral services were held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p. m. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Ruth Wonders of Niagara Falls, Miss Marjorie Chapman of Millport; son Laurence Chapman of Geneva; sister, Mrs. Lena Beebe of Elmira; granddaughter, Mrs. Dorthea Moore, great-grandchildren, Kathleen and Victoria Moore, all of Tuscon, Arizona. She was a member of the Millport Methodist Church. (Chemung Valley Reporter, Page 11, Thursday, 4 November 1971)
BRADLEY VAN BENCOTEN
Bradley Van Bencoten, 43, custodian of the Horseheads Village Hall and driver of the fire truck in that village, died Tuesday at 5 p.m. in the family apartment in the village hall. Mr. Van Bencoten at 11 a.m. indulged in a friendly scuffle with a friend in the fire station. During the scuffle he suffered a rupture of the muscles of the heart, and died at 5 p.m. Mr. Van Bencoten is survived by his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Marge Van Kuren, the Misses Mary, Frances and Loraine; two sons, Thomas and Jerome; a granddaughter, all at home; two sisters, Mrs. Henry Ernst of Chagrin Falls, O.; Mrs. Earl Rinerson of Gillett, Pa.; a brother Loren of Seeley Creek. The remains repose in the Chilson and Shields funeral home at Horseheads and will be removed to the family apartment this evening. The funeral will be held at the apartment Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Mr. Guiles of the M. E. Church, Millerton, Pa., will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. (handwritten on article Jan 3 1928)
Van CISE Donald S.
Age 81 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, May 23, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by 8 siblings and is survived by his wife Joan; children Philip (Deb) Van Cise and Gail (Bruce) Williams of Elmira, Melvin (Heather) Williams of Corning, Renee Hall of FL, Donald (Deb) Waters of Lockwood and Dawn Morgan of Allentown, PA; sisters Doris Thomas of FL and Ruth Bennett of MI; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; lifetime friend Harold Dean. Mr. Van Cise was a veteran of the U.S. Army. He was a hardworking man all his life and held many jobs locally. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, May 28th from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Robert Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 25, 2013
VANCISE –DORIS V. THOMAS, 86 of Brooksville, FL, formerly of Horseheads, NY joined her husband Leslie on December 6, 2014, as she has missed him for the last 14 years. Doris was born in Corning, NY on June 24, 1928 to the late Bert R. and Lulu J. VanCise. Doris married her husband Leslie O. Thomas on October 23, 1948 and he predeceased her on February 17, 2000 and was also predeceased by all of her nine siblings and Leslie's siblings. She is survived by daughter, Patricia Loesch, of Brooksville, FL; sons and daughters-in-law James and Patricia Thomas, of Horseheads, NY, Gregory and Carol Thomas, of Cayuta, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Jean and Ronald Paugh, of Cocoa, FL; seven grandchildren and four great grandchildren; brother-in-law, Richard Bennett of Pontiac, MI; and sister-in-law, Joan VanCise of Elmira Heights, NY. She also had many nieces and nephews who fondly called her Uncle Dorrie as she didn't care for being called Aunt. She took in foster children for over 30 years having over 120 children providing them with a better life. And after moving to Florida, she cared for a couple lovely boys, Aidan and Keegan who adored her. She cared for them until she was 85. She retired from Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY, and also worked at Remington Rand, Elcor Nursing Home and Buckley Nylok. In addition she volunteered with Hospice of Hernando County, FL for 12 years. Burial will be at a later date at the Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY, at the convenience of the family with a party to follow as ordered. As we all know, we wouldn't dare go against mother's orders! Bring your favorite wine! Donations in Doris's memory can be directed to the HPH Hospice, 12260 Cortez Blvd., Brooksville, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/2014
VAN CUREN, Tracy L. of 154 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, Thursday, Feb. 20, 1958. He was a member of the Webb Mills Methodist Church & a retired employee of Swift & Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Pearl VanCuren, daughter, Miss Marlene VanCuren at home; sons, Donald VanCuren of the Randolph Air Force Base, Tex., & Terry VanCuren at home; brothers, James VanCuren of Binghamton, Fred VanCuren of Webb Mills & Harry VanCuren of Caton.; sister, Mrs. Ethel Manchester of Webb Mills: two grandchildren. Body at the VanBuskirk & Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Calling hours: Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme. Maple Grove Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
STEPHEN A. VANDERMARK a veteran of the Civil war and also a former member of the Twenty-sixth Separate Company, died Monday morning (July 11, 1915) at 11:30 o’clock aged seventy-five years. He is survived by his widow and a daughter, Mrs. LaRue Evans of this city; two sons, Lynn and Harley, both of Elmira. The funeral was held at the family home, No. 154 Fox Street, Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial was in Maple Grove Cemetery at Horseheads. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/18/1915
ALFRED EUGENE VANDUSEN, five months, son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles VanDusen of 213 1/2/ West Third Street died this morning (Jan. 27,1934). The child is survived by the parents and a brother, Charles Jr., the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Simons of Pine City; Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Craven of Elmira. The funeral will be held in the family home Monday at 2 p.m. Burial in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1934
VanDUSEN - Harrower, Mrs. Betty M.
Age 77 of 707½ Lorraine Blvd., Horseheads, NY, Friday, July 11, 1987, at her home. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Monday 2-4 and 7-8 pm, with Funeral and Committal Services at conclusion of calling hours, 8pm, the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Joseph ( Alta) Zawko of Elmira, Mrs. Raymond ( Dorothy) Stewart of Horseheads; 7 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Harry Harrower, October 8, 1985.
VanDUSEN, Charles H.
Age 73 of 654 Reynolds St. Tuesday, February 7, 1978 at his home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home on
Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral and committal services there Friday at 1pm. The Rev. Jay Edward Sale officiating. Interment in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. He is survived by his wife Marie (Yilek) VanDusen; son Charlees H. VanDusen, Jr. of Royal Palm Beach, Fl., and Earl Stanton of Pine City; sister Mrs. Harry ( Betty) Harrower of Horseheads; brother, Harry VanDusen of Ovido, Fl; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired sheet metal worker from American LaFrance Corp.
MILES VANGELDER, 45 California Ave., Horseheads Thursday, Mar. 11, 1948. Survived by son, Roy of Horseheads; two grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. Funeral Saturday 2 p.m. at the VanBuskirk & Lynch Funeral home. Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1948
VanGELDER, Wilson Alvin
Age 77 of 326 O’Hanlon Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, Friday, January 1, 1993 at the Bath Veterans Hospital. There will be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Barrett Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Rev. Stephen Parr will officiate. Interment Maple Grove Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Bath Veterans Hospital in his memory. Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home. He is survived by his step-son and daughter-in-law, Eugene C. and Shirley Strouse of Elmira Heights; granddaughters, Annette (Kevin) Searfoss and Tina ( Mike) Brown along with 4 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Wilson was born in Elmira Heights, NY to Leroy and Inez (Parmalee) VanGelder November 28, 1915.
Charles Lee VanGORDER, 56, of Washington, D. C., formerly of Horseheads. Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1948. Survived by daughter, Nadine of Washington, D. C.; stepson, Charles Horton of Alabama; brothers, Lewis of Big Flats, Dan of Horseheads, RD 2; sister, Mrs. Elmer McAttee of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews; one grandchild. Body will be brought to the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. Funeral announcements later. (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 30, 2 Dec. 1948, Thu.)
JOHN BERTRAND ‘BERT’ VANWHY, age 86 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday June 1, 2016. He was born on October 31, 1929 in Horseheads, NY to the late John and Mona Baldwin VanWhy. He was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Army. Bert married his wife Janice Fischer VanWhy on July 4, 1953 and they would have celebrated their 63rd Wedding Anniversary on July 4, 2016. He retired after over 40 years as a Salesman for S.C. Hansen in Horseheads, NY. He was a long time member of the Living Word Evangelical Free Church. He was predeceased by his brother Richard VanWhy. Mr. VanWhy is survived by his loving wife Janice Fischer VanWhy of Horseheads, NY; sons and daughters-in-law: Dave and Lori VanWhy of Erin, NY; Terry and Sasha VanWhy of GA; grandchildren: Libby VanWhy and Paul Rossi; Leah VanWhy and Rob Brecher; Nathan VanWhy; Jacob VanWhy and Victoria and Cody Johnson; great grandchildren: Zhane, Hailey and Dodge Johnson; sister-in-law and brothers -in-law: Cheryl and Bob Pierce; Robert Hadock; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. A Memorial Service will be held at the Living Word Evangelical Free Church 1119 Lake Street Elmira, NY on Saturday June 4, 2016 at 11 AM. Internment in Maple Grove Cemetery at the convenience of the family where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. VanWhy. In Lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Bert through donations to the SPCA. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/2/2016
VARGO Elizabeth J. TAFELSKI
Age 93 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 18, 1919 in Baker-Whitley, PA, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Cselle) Vargo and died Friday, August 30, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husbands, Hamilton H. Hollenbeck in 1950 and John Tafelski in 1960; son Franklin C. Hollenbeck in 1981; daughter Loretta M. Kent on August 20, 2011; grandson Robert A. Smith in 2012; infant grandson Franklin Hollenbeck and great grandson Dante Charles Masprosimone in 2007. She is survived by her children Betty J. Kerrick of Elmira Heights and Hamilton H. (Joanne Miller) Hollenbeck of Elmira; grandchildren Steven Hollenbeck, Mark (Trish) Hollenbeck, Donna (John) Bacon, Allen (Kristian) Smith, David W. Smith and Linda (Vinny) Masprosimone; 16 great grandchildren; 16 great great grandchildren; nieces and nephew Barbara Brown, Betty Bara and Richard and Helen Vargo all of Windber, PA. She was a loving mother and grandmother. Her family always came first. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 3rd from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, September 4th at 10 am. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 2, 2013
VAUGHAN Lawrence C. Sullivan
Lifelong resident of Horseheads, NY died unexpectedly due to complication of heart surgery on Wednesday, September 21, 2011, at the age of 81. Larry was born on September 11, 1930 a son of the late William and Anna Kocourek Vaughan. He served his country honorably with the US Army, was a member of the American Legion, Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297 and worked for several years at Elmira Chrysler-Plymouth in Elmira. Larry was also very active in Horseheads Cinderella Softball. He was predeceased by his wife, Beverly Doner Vaughan; two sisters, Agnes and Mary; and brother, Cliff. Surviving Larry is his daughter, Vickie (Steven) Wood; grandchildren, Jamie (Josh) Menchaca, Ashley (Rocky) Thomas and Andrew Wood; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Anna and Lizzy; brother, Billy Vaughan; sister, Frannie (Dick) Daley; special niece, Mary Mack; along with 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 Saturday, September 24, 2011, from 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Larry's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of hours with Rev. Rhonda Kouterick. Larry will be laid to rest alongside his wife in Maple Grove Cemetery with Military Honors. Star Gazette – September 23, 2011
VAZZANA Joseph L.
Age 80, died on Saturday October 2, 2010 after an extended illness. Joe was born August 21, 1930 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frank and Christina Ippolito Vazzana. He was a veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The U.S. Air Force and member of The Italian American War Veterans in Elmira, NY. Joe married his wife Sarah J."Sally" Mullen Tarr on September 26, 1970 and they recently celebrated their 40th Wedding Anniversary. He was a coach for Babe Ruth Baseball for several years and a member of The Southside High School Boosters' Club. Joe was pre-deceased by his parents, his daughter-in-law Terry Plate Tarr on November 11, 2003, his brothers and sisters Anthony "Tony" Vazzana, Raymond Vazzana, Ann Vazzana (Mrs. Joseph) Palmieri, Helen (Mrs. Frank) Krystof and brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph Palmieri, Frank Krystof, Warren Richards, Harold "Hal" True, Bob Krasik, Patricia Mullen Koenderman and James Koenderman. Joe loved his family and friends and enjoyed playing Bocce Ball and was the chairman of The Italian American War Veterans Festival for several years. Mr. Vazzana attended The University of Dayton prior to entering The U.S. Air Force. He was a retired traffic manager for MacMillan-Bloedel Containers in Elmira Heights, NY and worked part-time at The Chemung County Solid Waste Department and served on The Chemung County Board of Elections for several years. Joe also served The Italian American War Veterans faithfully over the years as The Secretary/Adjunctant, Vice Commander, and member of the Board of Directors. Joe is survived by his loving and devoted wife Sarah "Sally" Vazzana; son: Bill Tarr & Kathy Colony of Horseheads, NY; daughter: Lisa Tarr Burke of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Jeff Tarr, Brad Tarr, Rachael Burke, and Ryan Burke all of Horseheads, NY along with Kathy's children Jonathan and Kelcie; adopted son: John Clark of Alaska; brother: Frank P. Vazzana of Holyoke, MA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Marguerite Richards of Rochester, NY, Teresa G. True of Elmira, NY, and Antoinette J. Krasik of Rochester, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: John F. "Jack" and Carol Edwards Mullen of Asheville, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Joe's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 11 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church 1100 West Church Street Elmira, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The Family would appreciate those wishing to remember Joe to do so through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or The American Heart Association American Heart Association American Heart Association . Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 5, 2010
VAZZANA- Krystof Helen T.
Age 89 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday October 18, 2007 at Founder's Pavilion in Corning, NY. Mrs. Krystof was born on February 6, 1918 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Frank and Christy Ippalito Vazzana. Helen married her husband, Frank Paul Krystof, on May 1, 1948 and they were married 56 years until Frank died on June 22, 2004. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers Anthony "Tony" Vazzana and Raymond Vazzana and her sister Ann Vazzana Palmieri. Mrs. Krystof was a communicant and member of The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Helen loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Krystof is survived by her devoted and loving children: Marie Krystof of Pine City, NY, Vincent F. Krystof of Painted Post, NY, and Regina Krystof Levi and & Joseph Levi of Charlotte, North Carolina; grandsons: Christopher Bouille of Florida, Nicholas Levi and Joshua Levi both of Charlotte, North Carolina; great grandson: Adrian Krystof of Florida; brothers and sister-in-law: Joseph L. & Sarah "Sally" Vazzana of Horseheads, NY and Frank P. Vazzana of Holyoke, MA; sisters and brothers-in-law: Marguerite Richards of Rochester, NY, Teresa G. & Harold "Hal" Treu of Elmira, NY and Antoinette J. Krasik of Rochester, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: James Edward & Jean Krystof of Lowell, MA and Annabel & Gerald Scanlan of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Private calling hours will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday October 22, 2007 at 10:30 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/19/2007.
VESNESKE - CATLIN, Geraldine M.
Loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother
Age 89, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 23, 1918 in Elmira, daughter of the late Thomas and Martha (Shaffer) Vesneske, and died Wednesday, February 6, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, William F. Catlin; and is survived by her daughter, Carol Harvey of Elmira, with children, Elaine (Thomas) Lepkowski of Horseheads, James (Catherine Janowicz) Harvey of Johnson Valley, CA, Lynette (Matthew) Perry of Horseheads, and Todd (Anna May) Harvey of Elmira; daughter, Joan (Rick) Patelunas of Pine City, with children, Karen Patelunas of Pine City, Kim Cernohorsky of Elmira, Mark (Gretchen) Patelunas of Elmira, and Eric (Bernadette) Patelunas of Elmira; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Donald Vesneske of Elmira; sister, Mildred (Howard) Sheehan of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Catlin was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, February 8th, at 1:00 p.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/7/2008.
VILLENEUVE –SHEILA M. DONER - Long time resident of Horseheads, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday evening, October 30, 2015 at the age of 69. Sheila was born February 10, 1946 in Binghamton, NY a daughter of the late Richard and Helen Gage Villeneuve. She was pre-deceased by her sister, Patricia Neville and her canine companion, Peanut. She was a loving mother that loved spending time with her family and grandchildren as well as volunteering many hours at the Horseheads American Legion. Sheila is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, Clarence J. Doner; sons, Joseph (Kimberly) Doner, John (Kristie) Doner and Michael (Bonnie) Doner; grandchildren, Cullen, Summer, Paige, Chase, Morgan, Tyler, and Gwen; siblings, Jeannette (Don) Eiklor, Helen Villeneuve, Denise Louizos, Bertha Mae (BJ) Pritchett, Cheryl (Rocky) Savino and Richard Villeneuve; Aunt Shirley (Randy) Crounse 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 Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 5-7PM with services to follow. She will be laid to rest in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/2015
VILTRAKIS William A. Age 86, of Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, died after a brief illness Sunday, December 18, 2005, at the Auburn Memorial Hospital in Auburn, NY. Married September 24, 1949, Bill was predeceased by his wife of nearly 56 years, Helen (Utter) Viltrakis earlier this year, April 2, 2005; and their son, Kenneth, in 1992. Bill is survived by a daughter-in-law, Kristie Viltrakis of Moravia, NY; granddaughter, Alicia Viltrakis; brothers, Anthony (Yuanita) Viltrakis of Lompoc, CA, Joseph (Doris) Viltrakis of Syracuse, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ralph and Marjorie Utter of Locke, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marian and Adolph Steger of Harford, NY, Bernice and Charles Whiteman of Locke, NY, Norma Utter of Cortland, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Also predeceasing were his brothers, Frank and John Viltrakis. Bill was born July 19, 1919 on Bellshill, Scotland to Joseph and Elizabeth Viltrakis. Emigrating to Pennsylvania at the age of two, Bill was later employed with GLF and Agway in Moravia and later for various stores in PA, where he was their bookkeeper and manager of farm supplies. In 1981 he retired from Westinghouse Corp as the production control coordinator. Bill was a life member of the Horseheads Elks Club. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and gardening. Together with his wife, they also enjoyed traveling the country and being members of the Soaring Polka Society in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wednesday, December 21, 2005, from 12 Noon to 2 p.m., where his service will be celebrated at the funeral home at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Roe officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery.
VITUKEVIC David R. Age 64 of 74 Smith Road Pine Valley, NY died on Thursday November 23, 2006. David was born August 14, 1942 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Alex and Nina K. David Vitukevic. He was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY and the church choir. David loved his family and friends and enjoyed bowling. He was an employee of Southern Tier Industries in Elmira, NY. David is survived by his sister Elizabeth Strait of Horseheads, NY; nieces and nephews: Joseph Strait & Becky Lamoureux of Corning, NY, Rhonda & Gordon Standish of Millport, NY, and Roxanne & Tarry Randall of Maine, NY; several grand nieces, grand nephews, and a host of special friends from The Chemung ARC. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday November 28, 2006 from 2-4 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday November 29, 2006 at 10 AM in St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY next to his beloved parents
VOORHEES, Floyd Allen
Owner Operator America’s Southern Tier Tree Service.
Age 75, a life long resident and business man, died Tuesday, March 16, 1999 at his home in Horseheads, NY., attended by his family and friends. Born November 24, 1923, the son of Manley B. and Jennie L. Butcher Voorhees. He was well known for his long service at the Remington Rand and as owner and operator of America’s Southern Tier Tree Service. He was a member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Elmira, NY. Mr. Voorhees is survived by his eldest son, Floyd R. Voorhees, Sr., of Lowman, NY; son, James W. and Kathy Voorhees,Sr., of Lowman, NY; son Allen G. and Sherry Warner of Sayre, Pa; daughter, Nancy L. Voorhees of Horseheads; brothers, Elwood C. Voorhees of Coryland, Pa, and Manley B. Voorhees, Jr. of Bentley Creek, Pa; sisters, Marilyn and Lee Sheive of Kissimee, Fl. And Patricia Lentz of Bolivar, Pa; brother-in-law, Warren Smith of Florida; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, cousins and close friends. He was predeceased by a son Richard Allen Voorhees in 1972, a brother Sherman Voorhees, and sisters, Lorraine Shappee and Harriet Smith. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY, Friday March 19,1999 at 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. Funeral Services will be held Saturday, March 20, 1999 at 2:00 PM., at the 7th day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. Interment at the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, following the church service.
VOORHEES James Warren Jr.
James Warren Voorhees Jr., 41, of Granbury, Texas, died on October 23, 2007. He was born in Elmira, New York on June 16, 1966. He is survived by his parents, Jim Sr. and Kathy Voorhees of Elmira, NY, Patsy Lee and Leonard Hadix of Granbury, Texas; grandparents, Clara Bell and Walt Connis of Horseheads, NY, Charles Ferguson of Elmira, NY, and Eleanor Snyder of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters, Christine Foster of Granbury, TX, Sandra Crist and husband, Monty of Lakeside, CA, Richard Voorhees and wife, Lori, Nichole Voorhees, Christopher Fierro, Jack Stowe and wife, Tracy, Ashley McCoy, Annie Brown, Justin Hoyles, Breanna Hoyles, Jamie Hoyles, all of which reside in Elmira, NY; biological mother, Linda Snyder of Lowman, NY; also nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and friends who loved him. Jimmy loved family, music and fitness. He spent a lot of his free time weight lifting and reading. We will all miss our "Meatball" and treasure the memories we have with him here on earth. He loved the Lord and now is at peace singing amongst the angels. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Tuesday, October 30, 2007, from 6:00-8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday, October 31, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. followed by the burial at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/28/2007.