Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2003
Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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Maple Grove Cemetery Obituaries
WILBER - Mrs. JoAnn Morrell
JoAnn Age 43 of Horseheads, NY died after a courageous battle with cancer on Saturday August 17, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. JoAnn was born on June 12, 1959 in Elmira, NY. She worked at the Finger Lakes Eye Center as a Tec Assistant in Horseheads, NY. JoAnn married her husband, Steven Morrell on October 17, 1987. JoAnn dedicated her life to their children Chelsi & Bradley. Also surviving her is her mother; Dorothy Wilber of Millerton, PA; brother & sisters-in-law: Donald & Louise Wilber of Millerton, PA, Richard Wilber of Mansfield, PA & Gerald & Barbara Wilber; sister & brother-in-law; Joyce & Joseph Nichols of Lawrenceville, PA’ father-in-law & mother-in-law: Richard & Catherine Morrell of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-laws & sisters-in-law: Brian & Robin Morrell of Horseheads, NY, Richard & Linda Morrell of Horseheads, NY & Kathleen & Lew Parker of Horseheads, NY; many loved nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles & cousins. Relatives & friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Monday August 19, 2002 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held at the funeral home at 8 PM with her cousin, Tom Wilber officiating. Interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery on Tuesday August 20, 2002 at 10 AM. Those wishing to remember Mrs. Morrell may do so with donations to the Josh Palmer Fund PO Box 3223 Elmira, NY or to the Horseheads Emergency Volunteers at 134 N. Main St. Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
WILCOX - ROBINSON
Betty Jean Formerly of Horseheads, NY Was born April 2, 1919 in Towanda, PA, the daughter of the late Harry and Theresa (Stevens) Wilcox, died on Friday, March 23, 2007, peacefully at the Chemung County Nursing Facility Elmira, NY. Her loving husband of 49 years, Harry L. Robinson, predeceased her on August 29, 1992. Mrs. Robinson is survived by two nieces, Marjory Rose of Philadelphia, PA, Nancy Allbright of Geneseo, NY; cousin, Virginia Craven of Elmira, NY. Private graveside services will take place in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, at the convenience of the family. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will
officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Elmira, Star Gazette January 1, 2004
WILCOX - SHELEMAN , Helen E.
Loving and Dedicated Wife, Mother and Grandmother Age 83 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday December 31, 2004 at Elcor Nursing Home. Mrs. Sheleman was born April 30, 1921 in Dushore, PA the daughter of the late Harry and Elizabeth Cox Wilcox. Mrs. Sheleman married her husband Joseph Sheleman on July 3, 1948 and they recently celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on July 3, 2004. Helen was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and a member of the Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 Auxiliary of Horseheads, NY. Helen was a retired manager of the Gourmet Dept at Hample Equipment in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Sheleman loved her family and cherished the time spent with them. Helen was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph Sheleman who died on August 26, 2004. She was also pre-deceased by her parents and her son-in-law Stuart L. Saikkonen who died on June 11, 1995. Mrs. Sheleman is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Joanne Laux of Horseheads, NY, Jocelyn & William Paul of Pine City, NY, Joy & Raymond Diesel of Raleigh, NC, and Jill & Marty Chalk of Horseheads, NY; son: James W. Sheleman of Alfred, NY; grandchildren: Kimberly DeRenzo, Erin Vrzal, Eric Diesel, Ashley Gagnon, Corey Diesel, and Alexis Gagnon; step-grandchildren: Danielle, Melissa, and Jenifer Chalk; sister: Ruth Pitts of Waxahacie, TX; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Helen & Joseph Peworchik of Elmira, NY, Rose & Wilbur Kocher of Benton, PA, and Betty & George Beaver of Mildred, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends including a special family friend Dick Spencer. Relatives and friends are invited to call at Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street on Sunday January 2, 2005 from 2-5 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday January 3, 2005 at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street and Westinghouse Road in Horseheads, NY. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mrs. Sheleman through memorials to The Alzheimer's Association 435 E. Henrietta Road Rochester, NY 14620 or Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. The family would like to thank the Doctors, Nurses and Staff and especially Missy at Elcor Health Services for their compassionate care given their Mother and Grandmother, Helen E. Sheleman.
submitted bY Carol Hoose Brotzman
WILCOX - HOAGLAND, VELMA E., Velma E. Hoagland, 86, a resident of the Bradford County Manor for the past six years, died there on September 4, 1986. She was a former resident of LeRoy. Mrs. Hoagland was born August 24, 1900 in LeRoy Township, the daughter of Herbert and Mertie Every Wilcox. She was formerly employed as an elementary teacher for New York State school system and as a bookkeeper for an Elmira based business. She was a member of the Canton First Baptist Church as well as a Sunday School teacher there. She is survived by her son, Marshall H. Hoagland of Suffern, NY; four grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Marleta Colton of LeRoy and Mrs. Winifred Shoemaker of Granville Summit, RD2; brothers, H. Rosa Wilcox, and G. Benjamin Wilcox, both of Canton, RD1; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service was held on September 6 at the Morse-Kleese Funeral Home in Canton with Rev. Michael West, pastor of the First Baptist Church of Canton, officiating. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Canton First Baptist Church in Mrs. Hoagland’s memory. (TGR Sept. 1, 1986)
Loving husband, father and grandfather
Born May 20, 1916 in Oldham, England, the son of the late Herbert and Rose (McNally) Wild, died peacefully after an extended illness on July 12, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 91. His sister, Alice Gressel predeceased him. Harry is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Hazel (Weaver) Wild; beloved children and their spouses, H. Terry and Suzanne Wild of Magalia, CA, Linda Rose and Keith Osgood of Erin, NY, James and Sue Wild of San Ramon, CA, Thomas and Colleen Wild of Pahrump, NV, Robert and Susan Wild of Reading, CA, Jeanne and Daniel McGarvey of Horseheads, NY, Richard and Suzanne Wild of Rochester, NY, Patricia and Richard Olson of Horseheads, NY; adored grandchildren, Timothy, Kristopher, Cindy, Bryan, James, Scott, Melanie, Geoffrey, David, Ryan, Daniel, Ian, Corey, Graham, Richard and Kerry; along with nine much-loved great-grandchildren, four nieces and nephews. Harry retired from American LaFrance after 42 years of dedicated service. He was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country in the 30th Division, receiving the following accolades: the Bronze Star, three Purple Heart's and Belgium's Croix de Guerre Medal. He was a faithful communicant and member of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Sunday, July 15, 2007, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring Harry's life will follow with the Reverend Richard Farrell celebrating his life. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, NYS Affiliate, Attn: Heart Gifts, P.O. Box #3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.
JOHN EDWARD WILKINS, 29, died Wednesday at 1 p.m. (Oct. 10, 1934) at his home, 215 Birchwood Avenue, Elmira heights. He was employed at the Thatcher Manufacturing Company for eight years. He is survived by his widow, Done; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wilkins of Elmira Heights; a daughter, Joyce; a brother, Abner of Elmira Heights; a sister, Mrs. Lena Harris of Elmira. Funeral will be from the home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. H. McArthur will officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/13/1934
WILKINSON PHYLLIS NARSH
Phyllis W. Age 74, of Montour Falls, formerly of Elmira, died Sunday, August 13, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Phyllis was born May 19, 1932, the daughter of Alvin and Myra Neish Wilkinson. She is predeceased by her husbands, Carl Rhynehart and Gerald Narsh. Phyllis is survived by her son Dennis E. Ryhnehart of Millport; grandchildren, Robert Rhynehart of Long Island, and Mandy Rhynehart of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Michelle Manning and Bryce Arnold; brother and sister-in-law, William and Susan Wilkinson of Wisconsin; along with good friends, Sue and Mark Flandreau of Elmira. Phyllis dearly loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and the time she spent with them. She was a member of Hillview United Methodist Church, Big Flats. Friends are invited to a graveside service at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads on Wednesday, August 16, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., with a 2:00 p.m. Memorial Service, to be held the same day, at Hillview United Methodist Church, 109 Hillview Drive, Big Flats. Donations in Phyllis' memory may be directed to Hillview United Methodist Church. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
JOHN G. WILLETT JR. age 91 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Tuesday April 14, 2015 in Fairfield, Ohio. John was born July 2, 1923 in Elmira, NY the son of the late John G. and Neva Struble Willett Sr. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School. John was a Veteran of World War II serving his country with The U.S. Army and a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads, NY. He married his wife, Jean-Marie Mann Willett, on November 27, 1947 and she predeceased him on December 20, 2012 after 65 years of marriage. John was a salesman and driver for J.A. Coughlin and Sons Beer Distributor in Horseheads, NY until they closed and was a driver for Liquid Control Systems until his retirement. He was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather and treasured the time he spent with his family and friends. John was also pre-deceased by his brothers Gerald Willett and Edward Willett and by his sister-in-law Marion Grebleski and by his brother-in-law Richard Mann. John is survived by his loving and devoted children Michael J. & Faye Willett of Winter Haven, Florida, Cherry L. & Philip McKinney of Elmira, NY, and Rori J. & Charles Mayberry of Cincinnati, Ohio; 9 grandchildren: Michelle Willett Chapman & Jerime Chapman, Laura McKinney Snyder & Joel Snyder, Wayne & Kathleen McKinney, Charlee McKinney, Tammy McKinney Youmans & David Youmans, Mary Beth McKinney Kraipovich & Joseph Kraipovich, Rochelle Mayberry, Lance Mayberry, and Blake Mayberry; 16 great grandchildren: McKaela Chapman, Felicity Chapman, Ethan Snyder, Nathan Snyder, Courtney McKinney, Julia McKinney, Gina McKinney, David Youmans, Elizabeth Youmans, Lillian Youmans, Caleb Youmans, Malachi Youmans, Patrick McKinney, Jadon Kraipovich, Hannah Kraipovich, Emily Kraipovich; great great granddaughter Hayden Pearce and great great grandson Jaxon King; 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 Monday April 20, 2015 from 12 Noon to 1 PM. John's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home following calling hours at 1 PM with Pastor Joseph Chamberlin officiating. Mr. Willett will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Jean-Marie in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Willett. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Willett through memorials to The Central Assembly of God Church Building Fund 1 Brenway Drive Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/2015
WILLIAMS –FLORENCE IRENE SOPER age 78, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, April 30, 2003, at home. Florence was born March 9, 1925 to the late Delos L. and Mary I. Hulslander Williams in Montour Falls, NY. She is survived by her loving husband, Arthur B. Soper; son, Thomas L. (Irene) Smith of South Carolina; daughter, Jackie E. (John) Carlson of North Carolina; son, Michael L. (JoAnn) Smith of Elmira; six grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; and niece, Michele (Donne) Nichols of Elmira. Florence was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Grottoettes. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY on Friday, May 2, 2003 at 2 p.m. Rev. Howard L. Hunt will officiate. Interment will be in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Florence's name to their charity of choice. –Elmira Star Gazette
WILLIAMS Ola R.
Age 87, of Middle Rd., Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Tues., Dec. 2, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ola was born March 3, 1921 in Canton, PA, the son to the late Claude and Eva (Sellard) Williams. Ola is survived by his loving wife, Jean (Cook) Williams; sons and daughters-in-law, James (Gail) Williams of Marlboro, MA, Roger (Kay) Williams of Duncan, SC, David (Virginia) Williams of Horseheads, NY, Steven (Kim) Williams of Chula Vista, CA; 21 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Cynthia Packard of Monterey, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother and sister, Mary Esaias and Claude Williams Jr. Ola was a longtime member of the Horseheads First Presbyterian Church. He was a retired lineman with the former NY Telephone Company/AT&T. Ola was also a longtime member of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, an over 40 year member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F. & A.M and member of the Telephone Pioneers of America. He was also instrumental in the founding and organization of TELCO Federal Credit Union. Ola was also a veteran of the US Army Air Corps. As avid campers, both Ola and Jean enjoyed traveling extensively throughout North America, visiting every State in the Continental United States, including most Canadian Provinces. They met many friends over their 21 years of RV Travel. In addition to being avid campers they were also members of the Penny Mixers Camping Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, Dec. 5, 2008, from 1-3:00 and 5-7:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, on Sat., Dec. 6, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. His interment service with Military Honors will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Flowers are graciously accepted; however, those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge will gather at the funeral home on Friday at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2008
WILLIAMSON Ward L.
Age 76, of 26 Blue Avocado Lane, Rochester, formerly of Horseheads, Thursday Sept. 28,1967, in Watertown, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Friday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at a time to be announced. Internment in Maple Grove Cemetery. Survived by sons, Ward W. of Salinas Calif., Willis M. of Rochester, Ario E. of Puerto Rico; sister, Mrs. Maude Van Ordstrand of Horseheads, Rd.; several grandchildren & great-grandchildren. He was a retired shoemaker; member of Horseheads Lodge No. 364 F&AM; Cashmere Grotto; Loyal Order of Moose of Elmira.
WILSON Margaret Ann "Margie" FOSTER
Of Horseheads died unexpectedly on Sunday, February 17, 2013, at the age of 77. Margaret was born March 11, 1935 in Elmira, NY, a daughter to the late Ronald and Catherine Patchadlo Wilson. Margaret is preceded in death by sister-in-law, Leona "Maggie" Hughes and brothers-in-law, Owen and Gene "Steve" Foster. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Dean Foster; her children, Mark (Lana) Foster of Las Vegas, NV and their children, Bradley, Matthew, Kari, Michael, and Christopher; Margie "Sissy" (Stanley) Milstead of Marion, TX and their children, Brian and Daniel; Richard (Karen) Foster of Big Flats and their children, Eric and Melissa; Ralph (Elizabeth) Foster of Horseheads, NY; Ronald (Dawn) Foster of Las Vegas, NV and their children, Nicole and Nathan; Mary (Edward) Bacon of Woodbridge, VA and their children, Christopher and Timothy; Ann (Doug) Houper of Horseheads, NY and their children, Alexa and Calum; and Jeffrey (Christine) Foster of Horseheads, NY and their children, Owen, Abigail and Wilson; sixteen great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Gloria Foster of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Margaret was blessed with 59 years of marriage and will be lovingly remembered for the care and thoughtfulness of raising such a large family. She was very well organized and very creative and loved her arts and crafts projects. She also enjoyed and always looked forward to her gatherings with her close friends, Yvonne Brown and classmates and her cousin, Pat Johnson. She is already missed by all that knew and loved her. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, February 22, 2013, from 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. with her Funeral Service to follow. She will be laid to rest at Maple Grove Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Margaret may make donations to Arctic League, 249 W Clinton St., Elmira, NY 14901 or a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – February 19, 2013
WILSON- Mrs. Nettie Elizabeth Bush, 73, wife of Charles L. Bush of the Ithaca Rd., Town of Horseheads, died at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 1, 1938. She had been a resident of Horseheads for 30 years. Survivors are a daughter. Mrs. Roy Kilgore of New York, three grandchildren, Wilson, Louise, & Bernice Kilgore of New York; a brother Foster Wilson of Millerton Pa.; two nephews, Charles Wilson of Towanda & Fred Wilson of Mosherville, Pa. The body is in the family home where the funeral will be conducted Saturday at 2:30 p.m. by the Rev. H.E. Malick. Burial will be in the Maple Grove Cemetery.
PEARL WILSON, age 82 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday June 26, 2014. She was born in Reynoldsville, NY on November 6, 1931 the daughter of the late Lee and Margaret (Usher) Wilson. Pearl was retired from Thatcher Glass (currently Anchor Glass) in Elmira Heights, NY with over 43 years of dedicated service. She was a member of Glass, Molders, Pottery, Plastics and Allied Workers International Union Local #180. She was pre-deceased by her brothers Charles and Robert Wilson and her daughters-in-law: Karen Wilson on November 1, 2006 and Debra Anne Wilson May 10, 2012. Pearl is survived by her son: James M. Wilson of Elmira Heights, NY; grandson: Jeremy Brian Greenfield of Painted Post, NY; sister: Betty Dobell of Elmira Heights, NY; brother: John Wilson; 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 Monday June 30, 2014 from 1-3PM. Pearl's Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday July 1, 2014 at 2PM at the Funeral Home. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/2014
WILSON William S. "Seab", Age 89, of Mosherville, PA, went to join his beloved wife, Lasca L. Wilson, in heaven on Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Broad Acres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Henry and Mary Wilson of Millerton, PA, Donald and Mary Alice Wilson of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Daniel M. (Kimberly) Wilson of Appomattox, VA, Susan (Alan) Jones of Mosherville, PA, Victoria (Michael) Shutts of Erin, NY, Gregory (Megan) Wilson of Horseheads, NY; adored great-grandchildren, Courtney Wilson, Cassidy Wilson, Danylle Jones, Logan Jones, Auburn Jones, Braxton Jones, Michela Shutts, Tyler Shutts, Madison Shutts; brother, Carl (Cecilia) Wilson of Tampa, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Bill was a faithful member of Mosherville Bible Church, a member of the Carpenter's Union Local # 281. He worked with wood all of his life, even in retirement he continued to build clocks and make cabinetry. Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing in his spare time and in earlier years he and his beloved wife, Lasca with whom he spent 72 wonderful years of life together, enjoyed traveling in their motor home and camping with their family, especially enjoying the many trips to Georgia and Florida. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, March 24, 2008, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring William's life will be held there following the visitation at 2:00 p.m. His Pastor and friend, the Reverend Robert Bevins, will celebrate his service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Mosherville Bible Church, RD #2 Gillett, PA 16925. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2008.
WINCH Mertie E. Vogel
Age 92, of Horseheads, NY, died
Thursday, September 23, 2010 at the James G. Johnston Nursing Home in Johnson City, NY. Mertie was born on March 28, 1918 in Java, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Ettie (Nichols) Winch. Mertie was predeceased by her husband, Ludwig in 2000. Mertie is survived by nieces, Joy Fellows, Chris (Tim) Putnam, Pat Propestis, Marlene (Mel) Gray, Kathy (Frank) Stock and Shelly Bratz; nephews, Donald (Florence) Winch, Bill (Maureen) Propestis, Phillip (Sue Ellen) Shoemaker and Bill (Madeline) Vogel; sisters-in-law, Marie Propestis and Louise Shoemaker. She was a graduate of EFA in 1935 and attended EBI in 1937. Mertie and her husband together owned & operated the Vogel Insurance Agency for many years in Montour Falls, NY. Mertie was a longtime member of First United Church of Christ in Elmira and was the secretary for the Monday Morning Guild for many years. She also was a member of the Horseheads Eastern Star Chapter #423. Mertie was in every sense of the word, a lady. Se was generous, smart, loving and kind. Mertie never had a bad word to say about anyone. She never complained, even during the last days of her life. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 29, 2010 from 12 to 1 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Hubbard officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Elmira Star Gazette, September 28, 2010
JOSEPH G. ‘INDIAN JOE’ WING, age 84 of 125 Myers Dr., Horseheads, NY died Wednesday July 23, 1997 at the Bath Veteran Hospital. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service Friday July 25, 1997 at 11:00 AM in the Westminster Presbyterian Church, the Rev. Cathy Black will officiate. The interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Mrs. Florence Wing; sons and daughters-in-law, Paul Robert and Sally Wing of Almagordo, NM, Larry Joseph and Robing Wing of Elmira, NY; 5 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Westminister Presbyterian Church, Je Jesse L. Cooley Masonic Lodge #966, the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, the VFW Post #6083 in Elmira Heights, the Order of Amaranth Queen Freadrica Court #22, a member of committee Boy Scout Troupe 154 with 60 years of his life devoted to scouting, a member of the Indian Guides, YMCA, Cashmere Grotto and the Masonic War Veterans. He was an avid collector of Indian Artifacts, a Veteran of the US Army serving in the Railway Battalion and a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Funeral arrangements by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette
WINSLOW Glenn R., Jr.
Age 83, of Horseheads, and Winter Haven, FL, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in Winter Haven, FL. Glenn was born August 10, 1925 in Waverly, NY. Glenn is the son of the late Glenn and Pearl Campbell Winslow Sr. Glenn retired from Corning Glass after 50 years of service and was a WWII Army Veteran. He was a lifetime member of the Sayre VFW and the Horseheads Elks Lodge. He was also a member of the Athens, PA American Legion. He was predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Lois P. Ford Winslow on October 1, 2001; his son, Geoffrey L. Winslow on July 3, 1976. Glenn is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Glenn R. (Dick) and Gloria Winslow III of Horseheads, NY, David M. (Mike) Winslow of Winter Haven, Florida; his daughter and son-in-law, Patt and Mike Dzikowski of Horseheads, NY; four grandchildren, Kristan Banes, Eric Dzikowski, Geoff Dzikowski and Dani Skiles; great-grandchild, Joshua Dzikowski; sister's, Jean Call, Margarette Kraft, Robin Vanatta and Tammy Murray; his beloved dog and best friend, "Poncho"; his friend and companion, Beverly DePrimo; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thurs., Nov. 20, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Anne Mowery officiating. For immediate family only: Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Full Military Honors will be accorded. It is the families' wish that they will provide their own flowers. Remembrances may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/11/2008 - 11/18/2008
WITHIAM Jack B. Age 84, of Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday afternoon, August 7, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jack was born on October 25, 1920 in Watkins Glen, NY, the son of the late Harry and Marion (Willams) Withiam. Jack served during WWII in the United States Army. He retired from Hardinge in Elmira Heights, NY as a machinist with 30 years of employment. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 63 years, Margaret (Wilson); son and daughter-in-law, James and Beverly Withiam of Johnstown, PA; Jack Jr. and Lynda Withiam of Greenwich, CT; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and James Jr. Scott of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Lori (Brian) Kelsall, Christopher Scott, Erin Hunter, Wilson, Garrett, Hannah and Andrew Withiam; three great-grandchildren, Allison and Brianna Kelsall, and Michael Scott; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joann and Robert Royer of Abilene, KS; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035 on Tuesday, August 9, 2005, from 4-7 p.m. Jack's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, August 10, 2005, at 9 a.m. with Pastor Bob Russell. Interment will be held at Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Jack may do so through memorials to the Community Wesleyan Church Building Fund, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.
ROBERT W. WOLCOTT age 87 of Altoona, PA passed from this life on Friday November 25, 2016. He lived at Graystone Manor in Altoona, PA with his beloved wife Arlene of 61 years, until she passed away on July 17, 2016. He was born in Akron, OH on November 15, 1929 the son of the late Philip and Nora Baldwin Neish Wolcott. Bob and Arlene devoted their lives to their two children Philip T. Wolcott and Dawn M. Wolcott. Robert was pre-deceased by his loving wife Arlene Wolcott; his son Philip T. Wolcott on November 29, 1979; brother George Wolcott; half brother: Philip Wolcott, and a step brother and 2 step sisters. Robert was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corp. He spent most of his leisure time enjoying his favorite sport, golf. Robert is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Dawn and William Filer of Port Matilda, PA; sister: Ethel Warren of NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins and host of caring friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Service of Remembrance and Personal Reflections of Robert's Life on Thursday December 1, 2016 a 1 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. Robert will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Arlene and his son, Philip in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded to him. –Funeral home obituary
WOLF Cheryl KISHBAUGH
Age 65 of Horseheads , NY died on Thursday October 25 , 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. She was born December 8, 1946, in Falmouth, MA, daughter to the late Oscar and Elaine (Cunha) Wolf. Cheryl was pre-deceased by her parents and her sister, Lynn (Wolf) Easton, also of Cape Cod, MA. She is survived by her husband Robert (Bob), son Gregory (Greg) and fiancée Kerry of Virginia, daughter Laurie Luckette of Horseheads, and daughter Lisa (Matthew) Materne of Horseheads. Her grandchildren were particularly important to her. She enjoyed watching them grow, mature through life, and was proud of all of their accomplishments. She was very proud to be called 'Nana' by nine beautiful grandchildren ranging in age from three to eighteen. Her grandchildren: Zachary-18, Joshua-14, Rachael-13, Jacob-15, Brianna-11, Natalie-5, Christopher-11, Hailey-9, and Sarah-3. She was anticipating the graduation of her oldest daughter Laurie with a degree in nursing from Corning Community College. She is also survived by her mother-in-law: Betty O. Kishbaugh; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Ed and Leora Kishbaugh of Elmira, NY, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Cheryl graduated from Falmouth High School in 1964. She was employed as a retail operations clerk for the Army Air Force Exchange Service at Otis AFB, MA. It was during this time that she met her loving and devoted husband Robert (Bob), who was stationed there serving the United States Air Force. Together they were blessed to have three wonderful children, and recently celebrated their 42nd anniversary. Together with her husband and children, she made the United States Air Force a 21-year career. She enjoyed traveling and sight-seeing all of the beautiful places that military life took them. One of her most memorable travels were when she and her newlywed husband Bob travelled to Alaska. He received military relocation orders only three days prior to their marriage. Cheryl was a wonderful homemaker and cook, especially during the holiday season. Along with entertaining family and friends during the holidays, decorating her house and her big bay window were her most memorable and precious moments. She and her husband recently put an addition on their home, and designed a new kitchen. She was looking forward to preparing family meals in her new room, and enjoying retired life with Bob, who planned to retire Jan 1st. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday October 28, 2012 from 6-8 PM. Cheryl's Funeral will be held on Monday October 29, 2012 at 10 AM at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on 1060 W Broad Street in Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association P.O. Box 11454 Alexandria, VA 22312. Star Gazette – October 27, 2012
WOLFE - HOWE, Judy (Wolfe)
Of Hatfield Street, Horseheads, NY - Age 72, died on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, at her home surrounded by her loving and caring family. Judy fought a long and courageous battle with cancer and the extreme effects of chemotherapy. Judy was the daughter of Lois (Greenleaf) Wilson and Melvin Wolfe. She was married to Robert Larry Howe whom she met while working at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Judy attended school in Troy, PA and grew up in the Austinville area. Judy is survived by her husband of 22 years, Larry; sons, Dan (Debbie) Ward of Troy, PA, Michael (Michelle) Ward of Zephyrhills, FL, stepdaughters, Mindy (Steve) Hudson of Horseheads, NY, Tracy (Michael) Foster of Albuquerque, NM; sisters, Marlene Morgan of Troy, PA, Sharon (Bob) Williams and Rebecca Wilson of Elmira, NY; brothers, Jon (Liz) Wilson of Nashville, TN, Jeff (Kathy) Wilson of State College, PA; along with several grandchildren, step-grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Judy was predeceased by her mother, Lois Wilson; father, Melvin Wolfe; stepfather, George Wilson; son, David Ward. Judy's hobbies included doing woodcrafts with her husband and working in her flower gardens. She also collected and refurbished antiques, collected dolls and miniature elephants. Judy enjoyed her many close friends and relatives who were a comfort to her during her long illness. At her request, there will be no prior visitation. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Saturday, November 8, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Bob Russell will celebrate Judy's Memorial Service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Judy Howe may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2008
WOLFGRAM –LUCILLE L. COREY age 98, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Sunday, September 21, 2014 at home. She was born on August 13, 1916 in Elmira, NY to the late August and Ollie (Janowski) Wolfgram. Lucille was predeceased by her husband, Lester Corey Sr. and sons, Neal and Kyle Corey. She is survived by her children, Gary (Vicki) Corey of Germany, Lester Corey Jr. of NC, Sylvia Mason of Elmira and Daryl Corey of FL; 14 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; along with several nieces. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 6th from 5 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will take place there at 6 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/4/2014
WOOD Albert L. Sr.
Ward 79 Limited Retiree & Former Breesport Fire Department Chief
Age 74 of 125 Borden Hill Road Breesport, NY died Saturday, December 25, 1999 at home. Mr. Wood was born March 25, 1925 in Horseheads, NY, the son of the late Ernest E. & Lillian M. Southard Wood. He was a veteran of World War II serving his country with the U.S. Army. Al was retired from Ward 79 Limited in Elmira Heights, NY. He was a devoted member of the Breesport Fire Department with over 37 years of service. During these years Al served as Fire Chief for at least 13 years. Al was the Chemung County Fire Coordinator from 1974-1982 & served on the Fire Advisory Board from 1967-1990. Mr. Wood was a dispatcher for the Town & Country Fire Department from 1988-1996. Al was recognized for his dedication to his community & the fire department when he was given the Clarence Marmor Award in 1973 & later when he received the Aeryie Comfort Award from the Breesport Fire Department. He was predeceased by his parents; his son, William D. Wood & His brother Ernest E. Wood. Al is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Thelma J. (Francis) Wood; sons & daughters-in-law, Albert L. & Kathie Wood Jr., Richard L. & Eunice Wood, Frank L. Wood, David & Susan Wood, all of Breesport, NY, Robert L. & Terri Wood of Erin, NY, John S. & Penny Wood of Goose Creek, SC; 24 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law & brother-in-law, Mary Wood of Woodhull, NY & Marjorie & Francis Whitesell of Rexville, NY; several nieces, nephews & cousins & a host of friends including his life long friend, Robert Travis of Fisherville, NY. Relatives & friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Wednesday, December 29, 1999 from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. The Breesport Fire Department will conduct a memorial service Wednesday December 29, 1999 at 8:45 PM at the Funeral Home. Mr. Wood’s Funeral & Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 9:00 PM. The Rev. Anne L. Mowery will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers & those wishing may remember Al through memorials to the American Cancer Society 627 W. Church St. Elmira, NY 14905 or Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901 - Elmira Star-Gazette.
WOOD - STREETER, Carolyn A.
Age 71, of So. Main St., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Thurs., Mar. 19, 2009. Carolyn was predeceased by her husband, Sidney Streeter on May 27, 2003. Her surviving family includes her son and daughter-in-law, John and Nikki Streeter of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jeffrey Chapman of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Dylan Streeter, Eliana Streeter, Terrah Lewis, Rodney Lewis, Jr., Christopher Chapman; Aunt, Shirley Peck; sister-in-law, Mary Randall of Elmira, NY; 3 great-grandchildren and many special friends. Carolyn was born Feb. 17, 1938 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late John and Ruth (Taylor) Wood Jr. In addition to her parents and her husband; Carolyn was also predeceased by her brother, John "Butch" Wood III. She was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights; was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who always devoted her time, her love and talents to her family and friends. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Sunday, Mar. 22, 2009, from 1-3:00 and again from 5- 7:00 p.m. Her service will take place there on Monday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Patrick L. Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/21/2009
WOOD Ernest E. Sr.
60, Horseheads. Tuesday, May 23, 1944, at 12:30 p.m. after an extended illness. Survived by wife; daughter, Mrs. Oran Michell of Elmira; sons, Pvt. Ernest Jr., in New Guinea & Pvt. Albert L. in Italy; six grandchildren. Services Friday, 2 p.m. at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads. Rev. Earl H. Robertson. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
WOOD - NICHOLS, Linda L.
Age 58 of Camden Ave. Horseheads died
after a brief but courageous battle on Tues. June 29, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Linda was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Shirley (Wandell) Wood. She is survived by her husband, William Nichols; sister and brothers; Diane (George Wheeler) Spencer of Tioga, PA, Larry (Joyce) Wood, Thomas (Judy) Wood, David (Carol) Wood all of Horseheads and Stephen (Beth) Wood of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and many neighbors, church family and friends. Linda was a devoted member of the love Church in Horseheads. She enjoyed shopping, crafts and the company of people. Linda was a devoted wife, caring sister and special friends to many. She had a smile for everyone and always a kind word and expression of love for all. She will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thurs. July 1, 2010 from 3-5:00 pm where her service will follow calling hours at 5:00 pm. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010
WOODARD Daniel J. Age 51, of Elmira Heights, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, August 14, 2005. Dan was born February 15, 1954, a son of the late Warren and Mary Yanowiak Woodard. A devoted husband and loving father, Dan is survived by his wife Peggy Johnson Woodard; daughters and son-in-law, Kelly and Jeff Longwell of Elmira, Tammy Woodard, and Kristie Woodard, both of Horseheads; sisters and brother-in-law, Evelyn "Sister" and John Kordyl of Muncie, IN, and Mary Woodard of Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law Harold "Bub" and Marion Woodard of East Avon, NY; nieces and nephews, Jack Kordyl, Jr. of Bradford, PA, Susie Kordyl of Cohoes, NY and Christopher (Kimberly) Kordyl of Muncie, IN; great-niece and great-nephew, Timothy and Elisabeth Kordyl; mother-in-law Gertrude Johnson of Cameron Mills, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Evelyn (Donald) Miller, Alan (Kathi) Johnson all of Corning, Bob (Carolyn) Johnson, Ed (Mary) Johnson all of Cameron Mills, Ray (Delores) Johnson of Cameron, and Lila Lyons of Caton; and special friends Jack and Mary Ellen Woodley of Elmira Heights. Dan is also predeceased by his father-in-law Lyle Johnson. A 1972 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School, Dan then went on to college, obtaining an engineering degree and was working towards his business degree. He was the Operations Manager at the Corning Museum of Glass. Active in his community Dan was the 8th District Chemung County Legislator, Chairman of the Chemung County Sewer District #1, board member of CCSD Federal Credit Union, executive board member of Capabilities, Inc., Chairman of the Zoning Board of Appeals for the Village of Elmira Heights and past-trustee and deputy mayor for the Village of Elmira Heights. A communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, Dan was a member of the church finance and maintenance committees. He also coached girls softball for many years and was an active member of numerous car clubs. Dan enjoyed listening to music, riding his motorcycle, collecting cars and NASCAR racing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, August 16, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery. Donations in Dan's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830 or St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, New York 14845.
WORDEN Spencer Eugene (Gene)
Age 81, of Castleton, NY, died Friday, November 20th, at Evergreen Commons, East Greenbush, NY. He was born August 2, 1928 in Cuba, NY, the son of the late Spencer L. (Nov. 27, 1978) and Ethel Mae (Young) Worden (July 12, 2001). Gene graduated from Canaseraga Central High School in 1943 and Cornell University in 1949 with a Bachelor of Science (B.S.). He married the late Jean Davis Worden (Aug. 21, 2005) on May 28, 1949. Gene and Jean were predeceased by their son, Steven Eugene Worden (Jan. 2, 2001). Gene's working career in the corrugated box industry spanned more than 40 years. He was employed by Hankins Container (1951-1957), Elmira, NY, Corning Packaging Corp, Corning (1957-1967), NY., Capital Container Corp (1967-1972), Albany, NY, and Packaging Corporation of America (1972-1990) in Syracuse, NY, Middletown, Ohio, and Whittier, CA. He retired in 1990 and settled in Zephyrhills, Florida. Gene and Jean enjoyed their Florida community of Wedgewood where they became involved in social activities. Gene was treasurer, member of the Advisor and Architectural committee of the Wedgewood Home Owners Association. In 2002, they moved to Castleton, NY. During retirement he was a pro line consultant for Rusken Packaging in Cullman, Alabama and was responsible for redesigning and managing the construction of the multi-million dollar packing plant. During Gene's retirement, he was dedicated to preserving genealogical and historical records in New York State and donating "complete name indexes" to New York State Library in Albany, New York City Historical Library as well as Washington, DC Historical Libraries. His accomplishments included Worden's Index to the New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 1870-1998 on CD, New Project Genealogical Data which traces lineage from grandparents to the Revolutionary War ancestor and the "every name indexes" of historical fiche of Bible Records, Cemetery and Church Records. Gene is survived by daughters Susan Barber (Joe) of Coppell, TX, Sheryl Ryan (Dennis) of East Greenbush, NY, and Sally Richards (Brian) of Middletown, PA. Surviving grandchildren are Lisa Kelly Rodriguez (Victor), Linda Marra Galligan (Thomas), Michelle Marra Fiacco (Mauro), Heather Beauchamp Shumberger (Robert), and Christopher Beauchamp - US ARMY. Surviving great-grandchildren are Tyler Fiacco, Madison Beauchamp, Victoria Rodriguez, Jadin Fiacco, Hannah Shumberger, Adrianna Fiacco, Ava Rodriguez, Jocelyn Galligan and Sofia Galligan. Gene is survived by brothers and sisters: Arlene Nice, Cloy Broughton (Duane), Lynford Worden (Ginny), Francis Worden (Karen), Dale Worden (Cindy), and Lorren Worden (Mimi); and many nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to call at the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Wed., Dec. 2, 2009, from 10-11:00 a.m. His funeral service will follow there at church at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Suggested memorial donations can be made to the National Kidney Foundation , the American Heart Association , or the National Stroke Association. Published in Star-Gazette from November 26 - 29, 2009
WELLINGTON K. WRIGHT, 42, of Millport RD 1, Thursday, May 16, 1957. He was an employee of the Eclipse Machine Division of Bendix Aviation, member of the Montour Falls Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Johanna Wright; daughter, Miss Sandra Wright; mother, Mrs. Iva Wright of Millport; sister, Mrs. Maude Shaddock of Millport; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eva Courtwright of Lodi; brothers, Fay and George, both of Millport. Body at Vedder & Scott Funeral Home where friends may call today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Charles W. Fryer. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/17/1957
WYLIE Carol SCOTT, 54 Elmira, NY died Monday, November 13, 1995 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. She was born April 10, 1941, the daughter of Thomas and Eleanor Mault Wylie. She is survived by her children, Donna Scott Bryant, Becky Scott, Gregg Scott and Gary Scott all of Troy, PA; brothers, Thomas (Mary Ann) Wylie, David Wylie, both of Elmira and Ricky Wylie of FT. Myers, FL; sisters, Annette Wylie and Patricia Hmiel, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held November 17 at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home with pastor Don Guiles officiating and interment to be in Maple Grove Cemetery.
WYLIE - HMIEL Patricia Wylie
Age 54 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday August 1, 2007 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility after a courageous battle with Huntington's Disease. Patricia was born November 7, 1952 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor Malt Wylie. She was also pre-deceased by her sister, Carol Ann Wylie Scott, who died on November 13, 1995 and her best friend Kathy Wheeler in 2005. Patty is survived by her sons: John Hmiel of Oswego, NY and Derek Hmiel of Baldwinsville, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: Thomas & Marley Wylie of Elmira, NY, David L. Wylie & Sue Drancsak of Elmira, NY, and Ricky Wylie & Joanne Weishaar of Honeoye Falls, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Annette Wylie & Rick Sheen of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Patty's Family would like to express their sincere thanks to the doctors, staff, and especially the 6th floor staff at The Chemung County Nursing Facility for their loving and compassionate care of their mother and sister. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday August 4, 2007 from 1-3 PM. Patty's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Patricia through memorials to Huntington's Disease Society of America (HDSA) Upstate Chapter 115 Hardwood Lane Rochester, NY 14616. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/3/2007.
YAPLE Frank L. Jr.
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Millport, NY died
on Saturday February 13, 2010 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Frank was born July 18, 1928 in Waverly, NY the son of the late Frank L. and Iva Jacobs Yaple Sr. He was a veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The US Army. Frank married Jennie R. Stocum Yaple who pre-deceased him on May 8, 1992. He then married Jennie's sister Elizabeth Stocum DeGraw on October 4, 1992 and they recently celebrated their 17th Wedding Anniversary on October 4, 2009. Frank retired as an inspector at Shepard-Niles Crane & Hoist Company in Montour Falls, NY. He then went to work at The Elmira Star-Gazette. Frank was a long-time volunteer for The American Red Cross in Elmira, NY both as a driver and at blood banks. He also was a volunteer fireman with The Millport Volunteer Fire Departmant, RSVP, and The Election Board. Frank attended The Tompkins Corners United Methodist Church. Frank was also pre-deceased by his son Andrew Yaple. Frank is survived by his wife Elizabeth Stocum DeGraw; his children: Christine & Richard Felicita of Waverly, NY, Kathleen & Ralph Baca of Barston, CA, Steven R. & Marie Yaple of Auburn, NY, and Frank L. & Mary Yaple III of Nichols, NY; sister: Rosemary Davis of Georgia; brothers: Paul & Frances Yaple of Georgia and David Yaple of Nevada; brother-in-law: Kenneth Stocum of Pine Valley, NY; sisters-in-law: Lois Stocum of Horseheads, NY and Doris Stocum of Millport, NY; several stepchildren, grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends and neighbors. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday February 16, 2010 from 2-3:30 PM. Mr. Yaple's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3:30 PM. The Rev Karen Boone and Chaplain David Knuppenburg will officiate. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.15.2010
YARBROUGH - ROOT, Evelyn Faye
Age 76, of Snake Hill Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Wed., June 6, 2007. She is survived by her devoted husband of 51 years, Ralph; son, Ronald and Kathy Root of Millport, NY; four grandchildren, one great grandchild, three brothers and one sister. She was the youngest of ten children and is also predeceased by two brothers and three sisters. Evelyn was born Evelyn Faye Yarbrough in Lorraine, TX, the daughter of the late John and Molly (Pate) Yarbrough. Evelyn along with her husband and son were owners and operators of Ralph Root's Farm and Nursery in Horseheads. She was also a devoted member of the Church of Christ in Horseheads. Evelyn was a loving and caring mother, grandmother and wife who was always devoted to her family. She was also an avid reader. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Friday, June 8, 2007, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the Church of Christ, Miller St., Horseheads, on Sat., June 9, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Steve Connors officiating. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads.
YAW Carol M. Williams
Age 69 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Painted Post, NY
died on Thursday at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Carol was born in
Wellsville, NY in November 1942 the daughter of the late Glen and Loretta Yaw.
She married her husband Eddie W. Williams in August 1962 and they would have
celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary this year. Carol was a woman of many
talents and was a former real estate agent. Carol was a loving wife, mother,
and grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family. Carol is
survived by her loving and devoted husband Eddie W. Williams; her loving
daughters and sons-in-law: Laura & Christopher Oughterson of Elmira
Heights, NY, Yvonne & Robert Drake of Horseheads, NY, and Jennifer Williams
of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren: Katherine, Andrew, Eric, and Sara;
sister: Betty Layfield of Allentown, NY; sister-in-law: Judith Matteson of
Addison, NY; brother-in-law: Jerry Williams of Wellsville, NY; one aunt,
several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and
friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET
HORSEHEADS, NY on Tuesday April 24, 2012 from 7-9 PM. Carol's Gravesite Funeral
Services will be held on Wednesday April 25, 2012 at Maple Grove Cemetery 715
West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at 2 PM. Her nephew Glen Layfield Minister of
The Scio Church of Christ and Rev. Patrick Holder will officiate.
Star Gazette – April 22, 2012
YOUMANS Bert A.
Age 81, of Eisenhart Place, Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Sunday, March 30, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bert was born in Steuben County, son to the late Claude and Alma (Maxfield) Youmans. He is survived by his wife, Joyce (Olevnik) Youmans; his daughter and son, Ann Knapp of Elmira Heights, NY, and Thomas (Mary Jo) Youmans of Erin, NY. He is also survived by his wife, Joyce's children, her daughters, Debra (Kevin) Konopski of Painted Post, NY, Darlene (David) Day of Princeton, WV and Denice (Craig) Hines of Beaver Dams, NY; her son, Charles (Anita Isaacs) Lockwood of Beaver Dams, NY; 16 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family members and friends. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Evelyn Arrington, Hazel Baker, Nellie Youmans, William Youmans and Paul Youmans. Bert was a member of Horseheads Elks BPOE #2297 and the Horseheads First United Methodist Church. He retired after 46 years from Corning Inc., where he worked as a Scientific Glass Blower. His hobbies included range shooting, woodworking and reading. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., April 2, 2008, from 2-4:00 p.m. and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home on Thurs., April 3, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. His interment will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, where Military Honors will be accorded. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, Dialysis Unit, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2008.
- BILLARD, Eva M.
Age 100, of Elmira, died Thursday, May 29, 2008, at Bethany Manor. Eva was born March 16, 1908 in Catlin, NY, the daughter of Elmer and Lena MacDowell Youmans. She is predeceased by her husband, Anthony Billard; and granddaughter, Allison Eve Billard. Eva is survived by her grandchildren, Cassandra (Richard) Germano of Palm Springs, CA and Tony Billard of Surprise, AZ; great-granddaughter, Mia Germano; nephews, Richard DeSoto of Plano, TX, Jack DeSoto of Irving, TX; great-nieces and great-nephews, Darlene (Jack) Placek of Elmira, Cheryl (Steve) Gordon of Pine City, Robert Emmick of Horseheads, Michael (Lynn) Emmick of Niagara Falls, NY, Mary Ellen Tette of Auburn, NY, Kathy (Brad) Cleveland of Irving, TX, and Stephen DeSoto of Byron, NY. Eva was born in the town of Catlin and grew up in Elmira. She spent some of her married life in Mansfield, PA before she and Anthony moved to Manhattan. They loved the city life, enjoying all the different things the city had to offer. She stayed there until she was in her mid 80's, at which time she moved back to Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, June 1, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will then be held there at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be at Maple Grove Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2008.
ZEIGLER –CAROLYN M. (ZEIGLER) FROST age 89 of Horseheads , NY passed away on Friday May 30 , 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Carolyn was born November 5 , 1924 in Elmira , NY the daughter of the late Joseph McKinley Zeigler and Evalyn Snyder Zeigler. Carolyn was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1942. She married her husband , Allen R. "Frosty" Frost on June 14 , 1942 and he pre-deceased her on February 4 , 2009 . Carolyn and Al owned and operated Frosty's Snack Bar in Horseheads which later became Beef Eater's Lounge which is now run by her granddaughter and her husband Stacey Gunderman White and Joe White . Carolyn was also pre-deceased by her daughter , Alanna J. Frost Gunderman , who passed away on August 6 , 1988 . She was also pre-deceased by her brother and sister-in-law Joseph and Barbara Zeigler , sisters and brothers-in-law Dorothy & Charles Draper , Bernice & Jack Young , Betty & Franklin Whitman, and Robert Cullen; son-in-law: Pete Driscoll who passed away on April 21, 2014. Carolyn loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. She was devoted to her family and adjusted her schedule to attend her children's and grandchildren's school events as well as their life events. Carolyn was an avid NY Yankees Fan. Mrs. Frost is survived by her loving and devoted children : Sheryl D. Hurd of Horseheads , NY , Suzanne L. Driscoll of Horseheads , NY , Barbara J. & Eugene LaDue of Virginia Beach , VA , and Robert A. & Kathy Frost of Horseheads , NY ; grandchildren: Thomas Hurd, Jacki Hurd, Terry Gunderman, Jill (Glenn) Farr, Kim Strother, Lori Brumbach, Robert (Marissa) LaDue, Stacey (Joe) White, Michael Frost, Gregg Driscoll, and Amy Frost; 17 great grandchildren ; sister : Katherine E. "Kay" Cullen of Horseheads , NY ; former sons-in-law: Richard Hurd of Elmira, NY; Richard Gunderman of Vero Beach, FL; and John Gunderman of Dwight, Ontario Canada; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . Carolyn's family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Mauri and his staff, the Chemung County Family Services and Office of the Aging & Long Term, and Care First especially Debbie Jaynes and also to Mary Patterson, Shirley Olson and Debbie Coburn. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Monday June 2 , 2014 from 4-8 PM . Mrs. Frost's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday June 3, 2014 at 11AM with the Rev. Mary Ann Bernard officiating. Carolyn will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Al in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/2014
ZIMMER - Mrs. Ella Garrabrant
Mrs. Ella Garrabrant died Saturday noon at the home of her mother, Mrs. John Zimmer, on Broad street, in the village of Horseheads, after an extended illness. She had been a resident of Horseheads 16 years & was a member of the Baptist Church. She is survived by her mother, two sons, Laverne & Floyd of Horseheads; a sister, Mrs. Nettie Southard of the village; also a brother, Frank Zimmer. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. C.C. Christian to officiate. Burial in Maple Grove Cemetery. - Ella died January 5, 1920.
ZIMMER John H.
Of Horseheads, died yesterday morning at 9 o’clock, age 76 years. He is survived by his wife & two daughters, Mrs. Ella Garrabrant & Mrs. Nettie Southard, both of Horseheads; one son. Clarence E. Zimmer, of Horseheads; a brother, Peter Zimmer of Elmira, & a sister, Mrs. William Tuttle of Interlaken. The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the residence, the Rev. William Jacques officiating. Burial will be made in Maple Grove Cemetery. - John Zimmer died April 15, 1919.
ZIMMER- MRS. NETTIE ZIMMER SOUTHARD
74, Friday, June 8, 1945, at the Montour Falls Hospital. Survived by brother, Clarence Zimmer: Nephew, La Verne Garrabrant of Horseheads; cousin, Mrs. Chester Grover of Alpine. Body is at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Earl W. Robertson. Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads.
ZIMMERMAN Ivan Age 21 of San Francisco, CA died on December 3, 2005 at San Francisco State University in San Francisco, CA from a fall. He was born on October 26, 1984 at the Kaiser-Permanente Hospital in Redwood City, CA the son of Mary and Harold Zimmerman. Ivan grew up in Pleasanton, CA attending Fairlands Elementary, Harvest Park Middle, and Amador High School where he graduated in 2002. He entered college in the autumn of that year. He moved to an apartment on Vidal Drive near the SFSU campus where he started school, majoring in Business Applications of Information Technology. Recently he transferred to the City College of San Francisco and was matriculated there at the time of his death. Ivan was athletically inclined. He wrestled during his second year of middle school and played five seasons of Little League Baseball. While at University he took up serious running and could be seen daily on the trails around Lake Merced. He maintained a health-club membership and used it regularly. During vacations in New York he greatly enjoyed the time he spent skiing at Bristol Mountain and waterskiing on Canandaigua Lake. He also developed a love of popular literature. Starting with the Goosebumps series of books in fourth grade, he soon moved on to C.S. Forester's historical fiction specifically those stories involving Horatio Hornblower. His subsequent brief interest in science fiction abruptly shifted to the thrillers of Tom Clancy and Clive Cussler. In recent months he was reading Lawrence Block's mystery novels. Ivan's mother taught his chess when he was in grammar school, but he didn't start playing seriously until late 2003. By this summer his numerical ranking was consistently above 1100 and his parents were trying to learn from him. Ivan was devoted to family and friends. Along with other grandchildren he spoke at his grandfather John Prislopski's funeral. When his best friend from high school moved to Florida, Ivan continued to stay in touch with him. He often played the role of system administrator for his mother, restoring functionality on her computer when all seemed lost. When his father fell ill this past summer Ivan made a special effort to get home each weekend to help out. He had a fine Thanksgiving and was looking forward to Chrismas, having asked Santa for a digital camera and any recent work by Lawrence Block. He had already bought gifts for friends; these will be given to them at the Wednesday visitation. Maple Grove Cemetery overlooks the high school from which his mother graduated and where his grandmother taught for many years. It is the resting place of many of Ivan's relatives. He will lie near his grandfather. Ivan wasn't given time to leave his mark on his profession but he filled the memories and hearts of his family with purest light. He was a wonderful son, a natural gentleman, and a true friend. We mourn his death. We miss him terribly now and always. Viewing will be held at Callaghan's Funeral Home 3833 East Avenue 3-5PM on Wednesday December 7, 2005 in San Francisco, CA. Buffet reception at Pasta Tratorria 4040 East Avenue 5:15-7 PM. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday December 10, 2005 from 11-1PM. Ivan's Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1PM. Interment in Maple Grove Cemetery in Horseheads, NY immediately following.
Age 94 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday June 3, 2010. Aleck was born October 26, 1915 in Troup, Pennsylvania the son of the late Michael and Stella Zolkosky. He was also pre-deceased by his sister Helen Austin. Aleck married his wife, Shirley Blossom Zolkosky, on July 27, 1960 and they would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary on July 27, 2010. Aleck was a retired electrician with The Horseheads Central School retiring in 1978. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and he enjoyed bowling and boating. Aleck is survived by his wife Shirley Blossom Zolkosky; brother-in-law: Donald Blossom of Bloomsburg, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Aleck's Funeral and Committal Services on Wednesday June 9, 2010 at 2 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in Maple GroveCemetery in Horseheads, NY. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 7, 2010
ZOLKOSKY Steven J.
Was born November 6, 1957 in Elmira, NY the son of the late John and Harriet (Capwell) Zolkosky. He died on Saturday, December 7, 2013, at the age of 56. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Brenda A. (Rakich) and his beloved canine companion, "Snoopy"; beloved children: SFC Jonathan C. Zolkosky, currently serving in the US Army, Anita (David) Kropf and their children, Rebekah and Stephen of Waverly, NY, Dorothy (Thomas) Little and their children, Olivia and Anneliese of Horseheads, NY; siblings: Jerry (Elizabeth) Zolkosky of Pine Valley, NY, Patricia Zolkosky of Elmira, NY, Bryan Zolkosky (Lisa Fanelli) of West Elmira, NY, Michelle (Zak) Ahmad of Temecula, CA, Harry (Melissa) Ellison of Arlington, VA; along with several other relatives, nieces, nephews, friends, and his church family. Steve was an avid ham radio operator with the following call letters: "N2BN". For the past 31 years he has worked for the Pepsi Bottling Company as their fleet manager. He was a faithful member of the Elmira Christian Center serving on the church board as Deacon, was a teen teacher in the Sunday School Department affecting many lives for Christ. Family and friends are invited to gather at Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, December 11, 2013, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. A celebration of Steve's life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. Reverend David Cook will officiate. Interment will take place privately in the Maple Grove Cemetery Horseheads, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center. Star Gazette – December 9, 2013
ZYLA Bertha Zyla Romat
99, of Horseheads, died at Hubbard Hospice House in Charleston, WV on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2012. She lacked one week of being 100 years old. She is survived by her daughter, Emily Shrut of Charleston; nine grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. Bertha was born in Ceudoux, Sascatchewan, Canada. Her parents had emigrated from Poland to Homestead 600 acres. She and her eight siblings were raised in a sod house and had many memories of the area and the icy cold terrain. In 1920 the family arrived in the United States, having grown tired of the bitter winters. Bertha met and married Anthony Romat and raised two children, Anthony Jr., who is deceased, and Emily. Bertha became a practical nurse of which she was very proud. Later she became interested in retail and managed several departments and a store. Flowers and gardening were her favorite pastimes, as was crocheting and ceramics. The body has been cremated, as was her wishes, and a memorial service will be held in the springtime, prior to joining her husband's gravesite in the Maple Grove Cemetery. In her behalf, a random act of kindness is suggested. Barlow Bonsall Funeral Home has been entrusted to handle the arrangements. Star Gazette - November 27, 2012