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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

Tioga County PA

 

Scotchtown Cemetery, Town of Erin, Chemung County NY
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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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) 

 

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Scotchtown Cemetery Tombstone Listing 1999

 

ALEXANDER Evelyn Jean Alexander BROWN

Erin, NY: died on Friday morning, November 1, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer at the age of 67. Evelyn was born September 22, 1946, a daughter of the late Benjamin and Frances Decker Alexander. She was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School and Corning Community College. She is pre-deceased by her husband, James W. Brown; daughter, Crystal; and son, Shaine Brown. Survivors include her grandchildren, Johnathon Michael Brown, Jenna Inman, Marcus Inman and Jamie Inman; niece, Glenda Peet, nephews, cousins and extended family; special friends Joy, Dave and Penny. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, November 9, 2013 from 11AM-2PM. Evelyn's Funeral Service will held at the conclusion of hours with Rev. Dr. David Sullivan. She will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband and daughter in Scotchtown Cemetery immediately following. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Evelyn may make donations to SPCA, State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or a charity of one's choice. It was Evelyn's wish that all her many friends and care givers know how much she appreciated their love and support during her sickness.   Star Gazette – November 3, 2013

 

BABCOCK Mildred Florence Babcock (Milly) Hulett

Our Dearly Beloved GODLY-Mother Mom died on Friday March 25, 2011. Age 87 born 6-12-1923 in Groton, NY to Frank Elbert & Pearl Lavina Knapp Babcock. After graduation, she worked at Smith Corona in Groton. She moved to Horseheads and worked at the Remington Rand. Then she met the love of her life, Albert Hulett Jr. and moved to Sullivanville, NY.where they both worked on their dairy farm and raised five children. She was the true helpmate to her husband. Albert died March 31, 2010 after celebrating 64 yrs. of marriage March 2, 2010. Our mother was the best example of what a mother should be. She was loving, selfless, sacrificial, loyal, dedicated, honest, devoted, kind, moral, gentle, hardworking, a good mother-in-law, faithful, our rock, unselfish, never complained, and our confidant. Our mother had quiet faith but stood firm in the ways of GOD. She lived I Corinthians 13 every day. She could never be replaced. Her jobs included milking the cows each morning and night, cleaning stables, feeding the animals- even being 9 mo. pregnant. She was the wife, mother, bookkeeper, cook, baker, gardener, canning 500 quarts of vegetables and fruits each year. She stood by her children when very ill, praying and positive that they would be ok. Mom had a very funny side too that everyone fell in love with. We should all strive to be a portion of what she was. Her children: Linda (Nelson II) Cleveland, Wayne (RoseAnn) Hulett, Keith (Debra) Hulett, Susan (James) Savino & David (Donna) Hulett. Her grandchildren: Tami (Kenneth)Seymour, Lori (Brian) Salyerds, Nelson (Danielle Hill) Cleveland III, Melissa (Joseph) Hable, Jennifer (Bill) Shephard, Michelle (Ezra) Scott, Michael Hulett, Rebekah & Elizabeth & Anna Hulett, Jason (Missy) Savino, Jeremiah (Amy) Savino, Meeka Margreno, Jessica Hulett, & Zachary Hulett. Her great-grandchildren: Nicholas, Garrett & Alexei Seymour, Cody & Luke Salyerds, Triston, Julianna & Nelson IV Cleveland, Danielle &Shawn Hable, Zane Shephard, Rowan Scott, Kayla Philo, Zachary Peterson, Ashley, Malcolm, Giovanni, & Christopher Savino, Juliana Parks, & Chase Cavanaugh. She is pre-deceased by her brothers Carl, Millard, Frank Jr. Babcock and her sisters Leona Jones, Eula Wydro, Marion & Norma Babcock, Pauline Fonda and great grandchild Emma Rose Shephard. Our family wish to thank the entire Elcor Staff that loved and took great care of our mother for seventeen months. Family and Friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, March 29, 2011 from 1-3 pm. Mrs. Hulett's funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Robert Stuart. Mildred will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Albert in the Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, N.Y.  Star Gazette – March 27, 2011

 

LYNDEN C. (STUB) BAILEY age 70 of Box 152-158 Main St., Wellsburg, NY died Monday October 10, 1988.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral & committal services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at the Elmira Wesleyan Church.  The Rev. James Waddell, Rev. David Rees and the Rev. I. Leslie Connelly officiating.  Burial at the convenience of the family at Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY.  The family will furnish flowers.  Contributions may be made in Stub’s name to a Memorial Fund at the Elmira Wesleyan Church.  Survived by his wife, Helen Draucker Bailey; sons and daughters-in-law, Edgar and Beverly Bailey of North Kingsville, OH, Fred and Carol Bailey of Elmira, Duane and Lois Bailey of North Royalton, OH, Charles and Patricia Bailey of Ravina, OH; daughter, Mrs. Margene Kieger of CA; step-son and wife, Edward and Patricia Draucker of Oak Harbor, WAS; step-daughters and husbands, Alice and Theodore Smith of Waldorf, MD, Sarah and Milton Jordan of Waynesboro, PA and Marjorie and Ronald Millard of Orlando, FL; brother, William Bailey of Mansfield, PA; 2 sisters and brothers-in-law, Dolores and Nathan Burley, Betty and William Mosher, both of Columbia Cross Roads; brother-in-law, Walter Chase; sister-in-law, Gertrude Chase; 28 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of American Bridge Company, he operated a Dairy farm for many years, he was also a school bus driver for the Elmira School District and a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church.  –Elmira Star Gazette

 

INFANT DAUGHTER BEAN of Mr. and Mrs. James Bean of Erin, Sunday, Nov. 1, 1953.  Survived by parents; sisters, Betty Jane and Doris Kay Bean at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Patterson of Erin; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Karl Bean of Elmira; several aunts, uncles and cousins.  The body is at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin at convenience of the family.  Elmira Star-Gazette 11/3/1953

 

BENNETT - STRUZINSKY Kathryn B. (Bennett)
Age 90, a longtime resident of Erin, died Sat., Feb. 16, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Elmer on September 16, 2002. Surviving are her six children, daughters, Carol (Robert Paul) Struzinsky of Campbell, NY, Kathy (Orlo) Doane of Erin, NY; sons, Lynn (Doris) Struzinsky of Erin, NY, Karel (Sandra) Struzinsky of Big Flats, NY, Bruce (Linda) Struzinsky of Erin, NY, Ronald (Cheryl) Struzinsky of S. Wales, NY; grandchildren, Sandra Pearce, David (Kathy) Bailey, Cindy (Scott) Evenden, Lynn (Jolene) Struzinsky Jr., Michelle (Mark) Taber, Steven (Haleh) Struzinsky, Christine (Donald) Garris, Diane Doane, John (Tasha) Doane, Lisa Struzinsky, Mark Struzinsky, Shawn (Faye) Struzinsky, Shannon (Ted) Hills, Jennifer (Chip) Joans, Jean (Greg) Koski, Amanda Struzinsky and James Struzinsky; 32 great-grandchildren, 14 great-great-grandchildren. Kathryn was born Sept. 13, 1917 in Muncy Creek, PA, the daughter of the late Albert and Inez (Guild) Bennett. She was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to attend her service to take place at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sat., Feb. 23, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. Private interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin will take place at a later date, announced in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Erin Vol. Fire Company, Rt. 223, Erin, NY 14838; or the charity of your choice in memory of Kathryn. Special thanks to the staff on the 5th floor of the Skilled Nursing Facility at St. Joseph's Hospital for their extraordinary care.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2008.

 

BLAUVELT - SMITH
Marguerite B. Age 89 of Church Street, Erin died unexpectedly in her sleep on Wednesday, December 19th, 2001, at the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond C. Smith in 1988, her parents James and Ellen Park Blauvelt, brother Cameron Blauvelt and sister Virginia Portzline. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jacquelyn & Sterling Emerson of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Kathleen & Edward Britton of Spencerport, NY and Brian & Claudine Emerson of Bar Mills, ME. She was happily anticipating the arrival of her first great-grandchild in June 2002. She is also survived by her sister, Marian Knapp of Ithaca, NY; sisters-in-law, Emma Blauvelt of Elmira, NY, Arlene Smith of Oriskany, NY, and Jeanette Smith of Coeur d'Alene, ID; and many nieces and nephews. Her greatest joy was her family. She also enjoyed sewing and growing African Violets. She was a graduate of the Geneseo Normal School and a former one-room school teacher. She was a member of the Erin United Methodist Church and the Erin Senior Citizens. It was Marguerite's wish that there be no calling hours. Her funeral service will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Saturday, December 22, 2001 at 11AM with the Rev. Mari Rockwell officiating. Interment Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy through memorials in Marguerite's name to the Erin United Methodist Church, Church St., Erin, NY 14838.

 

BLAUVELT Kenneth W.
Age 81, of Breesport, died Friday, April 13, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center following a brief illness. Ken was the son of late Cameron and Emma Mae (Hubbard) Blauvelt. Ken is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Marian (Howe) Blauvelt; sons, Wesley (Margaret Corbit), David (Deborah Stermer); daughter, Lois (David) Struble. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Jessica, Joshua, Kyle, Emily, Andrew and Anne; one great-grandson, Jakob; brother and sisters, Betty (Thomas) Lindsay, Doris (Charles) Kline, Velma Lindsay, Dorothy (Theodore) Lepley; brother-in-law, Philip Liberatore. He was also predeceased by his sister, Marilyn Liberatore; brother-in-law, William Lindsay; and brother-in-law and close friend, Earl Howe. Ken was a lifelong resident of Erin and Breesport communities, where he was a poultryman, real estate broker and charter member of the Breesport Volunteer Fire Department. In his retirement, he enjoyed gardening, restoring Cub Cadets, and watching his grandchildren grow and develop. Family and friends will be invited to call at the Breesport United Methodist Church on Sat., April 28th, 2007, from 1:30-2:00 p.m., where a celebration of his life will take place there at 2:00 p.m. and burial service to follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Those wishing to honor Ken's life may make a donation in his name to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.

P.C. BLAUVELT
Peleg C. Blauvelt, of Erin, died Tuesday morning, aged eighty-five years. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. F.C. ROSEKRANS; a son A.J. BLAUVELT, and a granddaughter, Gladys BLAUVELT. The funeral will be held Friday at 12 o'clock from the Methodist Episcopal church at Erin, and burial will be in the Scotchtown cemetery. Source: Pg. 7 c5 May 13, 1914 Elmira Star Gazette

BLENCOWE - McKIBBIN, Donna M.
Age 54, of Spencer, died Wednesday, December 26, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Elmira, NY, on May 6, 1953. Donna is survived by her husband, Robert M. McKibbin; son, Robert (Ginger) McKibbin, Spencer; daughter, Tara McKibbin and Scott Talada, Van Etten; five grandchildren, Dylan, Lacey and Nathan McKibbin, Jamie and Elizabeth Talada; mother, Marie Stansfield, Van Etten; sisters, Linda Ann (Duane) Card, Erin and Gail Blencowe, Van Etten; stepbrothers, several nieces and nephews. Her father, Basil Blencowe predeceased her. Donna had worked as a cashier for Williams Oil Company in Van Etten. Friends may call on Saturday, December 29, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer with services following at 7 p.m. Inurnment will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 458, Spencer, NY 14883.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

BOWMAN William L.
Age 62, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Monday morning, November 19, 2007, in the comfort of his home. Bill was born June 9, 1945, a son to the late Floyd and Frances Patterson Bowman. He worked as a maintenance worker with Gough Holding Corp. in Horseheads. His sons, William, Michael; and sister, Mildred, predeceased Bill. Survivors include his loving wife, Donna Schoener Bowman, who married Bill on June 19, 1980; his children, Donald (Shelly) Bowman of Horseheads, NY, Lisa (Bruce) Herrick of Bath, NY, David Corbett of Atlanta, GA, and Holly Corbett of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kendall Winslow, Alisa Bowman, Andrea Corbett and Loralie Corbett; brothers and sisters, Kathie (Albert) Wood, Thomas (Crystal) Bowman, Floyd (Lisa) Bowman and Paul (Tammy) Bowman; 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, 607-739-2035, on Friday, November 23, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. Bill's Funeral Service will take place at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. William Wells. Interment will take place at Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing to remember Bill may do so through charities of one's choice.

BRINK - CUMMINGS
Thelma Grace (Brink) Age 92, of Elmira and formerly a long-time resident of Elmira Heights, died Friday, Dec. 23, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Thelma was predeceased by her husband, John H. Cummings, in 1991; and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, James and Bonnie Cummings of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Timothy, Jeffrey, Michael and Matthew Cummings; great grandchildren, Blake, Hannah, Nathan, Kate and Kaela; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother, Harold Brink. Thelma was born Aug. 5, 1913 in Erin to the late Cameron and Cora (Hummer) Brink. She was a member of Oakwood Ave. United Methodist Church for over 50 years where she always appreciated the support and comfort that her friends at the church provided. Thelma retired as a LPN, her career started at the former Chemung County Infirmary in Breesport. She also did private duty nursing. Thelma ran a rooming house in Elmira Heights providing a clean, warm home for hundreds over the years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., Dec. 28, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 Noon where her service will take place there at 12:00 Noon. The Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery at a later date. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Oakwood Ave. United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Special thanks to the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care they provided. Also, thanks to Dr. Corbalon, Dr. Terry, Tina Burt, Dr. Gibson and Dr. Nevin for their comforting care over the years.

BROWN James W. "Pedro" Age 64 of Erin, NY, died Friday evening, June 23, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. James was born October 2, 1941 in Caton, NY, a son of the late James and Edna Davies Brown. He retired as a bricklayer for Robert Blunt Contractors in Big Flats, NY. James was pre-deceased by his brother, Donald; sisters, Marjorie and Marlene; and his daughter, Crystal. Surviving him is his loving wife of 38 years, Evelyn J. Alexander of Erin, NY; son, Shain (Cindy) Brown of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren Johnathan, Jenna, Marcus and Michelle; brothers, Robert (Beulah) Brown of Elmira, NY, John (Linda) Brown of Commerce City, CO, and Gerald Brown of Big Flats, NY; sister, Joan (Gerry) Tuttle of Garfield, NJ; "special brother", Bob Blunt; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Friday, June 30, 2006, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. James' Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of hours with Rev. David Sullivan. Interment will take place at Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY, immediately following.

 

BROWN Richard M.

Elmira: Age 88, died Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Richard was born February 22, 1925 in Elmira. He is predeceased by his mother Helen Weiss and daughter Roseanna Leonard. Richard is survived by his wife Bernice (Scouten) Brown; children, Jessica (Edward) Byers, Erin and family; Stephen (Nancy) Brown, Elmira; Richard Brown, Elmira and family; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sister Alice Wallitt, Elmira and family. Richard was proud to have served his country during WWII and the Korean War in several branches of the United States Military. He was a retired Corrections Officer having worked at Camp Monterey. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Saturday, November 23, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a service to follow at 3:15 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded at the conclusion of the service. Private interment will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Richard with a donation to either, The Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads NY 14845, or CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Star Gazette – November 22, 2013  

 

GEORGE H. BUCHANAN age 84 of Church Road, Erin died on Saturday, July 17, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira.  His surviving family includes his loving wife of over 60 years, Mae (Little) Buchanan; son and daughter-in-law, Richard 9Verna) Buchanan of Riverview, FL; daughters and sons-in-law, Darlene (Kenneth) Swartwood of Pine Valley, NY, Shirley (Raymond) Urbaniak of Elmira, NY; granddaughters, Barbara Perry and Ida Bailey; grandsons, Douglas, Duane and Daryl Perry, Richard Buchanan Jr. and Steven Urbaniak; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Clair (Marion) Buchanan of Elmira Heights, NY, William (Peggy) Buchanan of Lowman, NY; sister-in-law, Marion Buchanan of Horseheads, NY and several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Buchanan was also predeceased by his sisters, Alice, Jessica, Evelyn and brothers, Charles, Elitt, Ransford Jr., Ernest and granddaughter, Irene Mae Buchanan.  George was retired from maintenance at Thatcher Glass where he was employed there for over 25 years.  A devoted husband, father and grandfather.  He also enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping and all aspects of auto mechanics.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, July 19 from 7-9:00 p.m. and again on Tuesday from 11:00-10 noon.  His funeral service will take place there at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Vince Cooper officiating.  Interment will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

BURCZYNSKI Stella Mary
SWIFT Stella Mary Age 84, formerly of Wellsburg, NY, died Tuesday, March 28, 2006, in Altoona, PA. Stella was born in Elmira Heights, NY, daughter of the late John and Victoria (Genolski) Burczynski. Survivors include daughters, Sally (Earl) Wright of Horseheads, NY, Constance (James) Snow of Altoona, PA, Vicki (Richard) Swift-Naylor of Dundee, NY, and Mary Swift-Jordan of Pine City, NY; sons, John (Judi) Swift of Aurora, CO, Charles (Anne) Swift of Erin, NY, and James (Connie Frisbie) Swift of Elmira, NY; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Burczynski Deyo; brothers, Joseph (Daisy) Burczynski of Millport, NY, and Stanley (Joyce) Burczynski of Elmira, NY; numerous nieces and nephews. Stella was predeceased by her husband, Charles E. Swift in 1994; and brother-in-law, Charles Deyo. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 31, 2006; at 8:30 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Rev. Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY at the convenience of the family.

 

BURLEW James C.

Age 90, of Erin, NY, died on Friday, December 2, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. He was born on November 11, 1921 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry and Grace (Groves) Burlew. He was predeceased by several brothers and sisters. James is survived by his wife of 66 years, Irene (Wheaton) Burlew of Horseheads; son, Steven (Shirley) Burlew of Elmira and his children, Scott and Sam Burlew; son, Gary (Colleen) Burlew of Lowman and his children, Joshua and Dylan Burlew; son, Cliff (Diana) Burlew Sr. of Lowman and his children, Cliff Burlew Jr., Camille (Matt) Cook and Eric Burlew; son, Roger (Linda) Burlew of Lowman and his children, Kimberly Burlew and Kevin (Stephanie) Burlew; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Brandon, Jayden and Morgan Burlew; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 5th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 Breesport/N. Chemung Rd., North Chemung, NY. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Bernard "Chip" Possee officiating. Interment will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the North Chemung United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – December 3, 2011

 

Oakley C. BUSH, Sr. age 76, of 4953 Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, May 21, 1987 at his home, where he had been a life-long resident.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 113 S. Main St., Horseheads, Sunday, 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Funeral and Committal Services will be held there Sunday evening at the conclusion of calling hours, 8:30 pm, the Rev. John E. Martin will officiate.  Interment, Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  Survived by his wife of 52 years, Mrs. Winona (Nichols) Bush; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Campbell of Horseheads, Nelda and Tim Donnelly of Erin, Marcia and Roland Newcombe of Heuvelton, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Oakley Claude and June Bush of Horseheads, Ira Keith and Peggy Bush of Liberty, Pa., 13 grandchildren, 4 great-grandchildren; twin sisters, Mrs. Doris Shore of Horseheads and Mrs. Dorothy Smith of Washington State; numerous nieces and nephews.  Oakley was a retired foreman with the GE Foundry and a member of the Quarter Century Club.  He was also a retired farmer.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 5c, Sat. 23 May 1987)

 

CARSON Helen F. Age 69, of Cheryl St., Horseheads, died very unexpectedly on Wed., Aug. 30, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Helen was born Jan. 31, 1937 in Erin, NY, the daughter of the late Erastus "Rusty" and Clara (Howard) Carson. Her surviving family includes her daughters and sons, Terry (Betty) Murdock of Newark, OH, Todd Murdock Williamsburg, VA, Tammy (Francis) Altilio of Pine City, NY, Tonya Pannell of Rochester, NY; sister, Joanna Patterson of Erin, NY; brother, George (Grace) Carson of Newfield, NY; dear friend and longtime companion, Gene Bennett of Lowman, NY, with his daughter, Vicki Kendrick; former, son-in-law, Harold Pannell of Rochester, NY; former, daughter-in-law, Karen Murdock of Wilkes Barre, PA; 12 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; several special friends and her devoted neighborhood family on Cheryl St. in Horseheads where she resided for nearly 50 years and who were always there for her. In addition to her parents, Helen was also predeceased by her brother, Harold Carson in 2004; and brother-in-law, George Patterson in 2000. Helen was a longtime figure in the food service industry. She worked at Pierce's 1894 Restaurant in Elmira Heights, Horseheads Holiday Inn and Howard Johnson's. More recently, Helen was an aide at the Courtyards at Bethany Village. Helen was also a member of the Erin Senior Citizen group. She was a lover of all animals including her special feline friend, "Barney." Known as the "Candy Ladies," Helen, with her sister, Joanna Patterson owned and operated the Chocolate Patch in Hanover Square for over 12 years. In addition to the happiness she felt from the love of her grandchildren, her love of family, dedication to her friends, and never-ending smile will be remembered by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, Sept. 3, 2006, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Monday, Sept. 4, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. with burial services to follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin.  Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/01/06

 

CERNIK Blanche R MacBlane

MacBLANE Blanche R. Age 86 of Erin , NY died on Tuesday October 11 , 2011. Blanche was born November 8 , 1924 in Erin , NY a twin daughter of the late Godfrey and Emily Muttle Cernik. She married her husband , James M. MacBlane Jr., on October 21 , 1950 and he pre-deceased her on September 27 , 2007 after nearly 57 years of marriage. Blanche was also pre-deceased by her twin sister Emily Merinen on June 17 , 2011. Blanche loved her home and working around the house and feeding the birds and animals. Mrs. MacBlane is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law; James M. and Rose MacBlane III of Erin , NY and Robert M. and Julie MacBlane of Preble , NY , daughter and son-in-law; Jacquelyn S. and Robert Anderson of Elmira , NY , grandchildren; Jody , Rebecca , Robert and Bradley MacBlane , Beth and Todd VanDeBussche , Janet , Heather and James Anderson, great grandsons; Anthony Castanzo and Parker VanDeBussche, sister; Geraldine Audinwood of Tioga , NY, step brother and step sister; Stanley Cernik and Gladys Smith, sisters-in-law ; Frances Gearing of Spencerport , NY , Betty Clark of Horseheads , NY , Margaret Elliott of Watkins Glen , NY , Theresa Pettit of Waverly TN , Loretta Lynch of Mesa , AZ , and Mary Johnston of Elmira Heights , NY , several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY on Thursday October 13 , 2011 from 6-8 PM. Mrs. MacBlane's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Joseph Cotner officiating. Blanche will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband James in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin , NY on Friday October 14 , 2011 at 9 AM. It was Blanche's wish that in lieu of flowers that she be remembered through acts of kindness to our wildlife.  Star Gazette – October 12, 2011

 

CERNIK Emily Merinen

Age 86 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Erin, NY died on Friday June 17, 2011. She was born on November 8, 1924 in Erin, NY the daughter of the late Godfrey and Emilie Grasser Cernik. Emily was the #1 Mom, raising 6 kids on her own and enduring many hardships to keep her family together. Her children are so grateful that their mom was with them for so long and provided for them the best she could. Mrs. Merinen was pre-deceased by her husband Einar Merinen on June 26, 1962. Emily is survived by her children: Martin and Dorothy Merinen of Horseheads; Bruce Merinen of Erin; Cheryl and John Palmer of Gainesville, FL; David and Vicky Merinen of Minnesota; Rodney and Kathy Merinen of Van Etten; Pearl and Mark Corby of Pine City; 6 grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Stanley Cernik; Gladys Smith; Blanche MacBlane; Geraldine Audinwood; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Merinen's Gravesite Services will be held on Tuesday June 21, 2011 at Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY at 2 PM. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Star Gazette – June 19, 2011

 

MICHAEL DEANE (MIKE) CHAPMAN, formerly of Horseheads, NY, 63, passed away suddenly on May 16th, 2014 in Poquoson, VA. Mike was born on November 15, 1950. Mike attended Horseheads High School and graduated from Warwick High School in Newport News, VA. He served in the U.S. Army, retired as a welder for the Department of the Navy, and was a Newspaper Carrier for the Daily Press in Newport News, VA for the last 20 years. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Ralph Chapman; sister, Kathy Noble; and brother, Marty Chapman. He is survived by his mother, Marcia Chapman of Horseheads, NY; wife of 44 years, Jennifer Chapman of Poquoson, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Christopher (Audrey) Chapman of Chesapeake, VA; daughter and ex son-in-law, Shannon (Scott) Mitchell of Williamsburg, VA; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Maddie Chapman & Matthew Mitchell; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patricia (Kim) Hiller of Frewsburg, NY, Amy (Gordy) Evans, Breesport, NY and Janice (Mike) Murray of Millport, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mike will be remembered fondly for his many hobbies and love for all of his rescued dogs over the years. Funeral arrangements are being handled by Claytor Rollins Funeral Home, 836 Poquoson Ave., Poquoson, VA. The family will honor Mike's wishes with a private service on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Mike's ashes will be sprinkled on his family gravesite in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/21/2014

 

CHAPMAN Ralph J.
died on Tuesday evening surrounded by his family on January 5, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 82. Ralph was born January 15, 1927 in Erin, NY, a son of the late Percy and Dorothy Davis Chapman. He retired as a bus mechanic with the Horseheads Central School District. Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Marcia J. Ludy Chapman; son, Michael (Jennifer) Chapman of Poquoson, VA; daughter, Patricia (Kim) Hiller of Frewsburg, NY, Amy (Gordon) Evans of Breesport, NY and Janice (Michael) Murray of Millport, NY; son-in-law, Gary (Connie) Noble of Simpsonville, SC; twelve grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren; brothers, Donald (Ruth) Chapman of Las Vegas, NV, David (Marge) Chapman of Mesa, AZ; sister, Alice (Mel) Anderson of Sun City, AZ; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He will also be missed by his dog, Lucky. His son, Martin "Marty" Chapman; daughter, Kathy Noble; sister, Phyllis Bell, Peggy Keppler and Wilma Daughtery; and brother, P. Al Chapman Jr., predecease him. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Saturday, January 9, 2010, from 11-2 p.m. Ralph's Memorial Service will follow at 2 p.m. with Pastor Robert Stewart. His ashes will be placed in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star-Gazette on January 7, 2010

 

CHAPMAN Raymond W.

Died on July 6, 2012 at the age of 99. Born in Erin, NY, August 13, 1912, Raymond was predeceased by his parents, Floyd Chapman and Pearl (Green) Chapman; as well as his brother, Eugene H. Chapman and sister-in-law, Wilma Chapman of Dryden, NY. He is survived by his three nieces, Marilyn Chapman Hider, Doris Chapman Lent, and Elaine Chapman-Moore; 4 great-nieces and nephews, and 5 great-great-nieces and nephews. As a young man, Raymond trained and worked as a school teacher, but spent much of his life farming and serving his Lord. His wish for no calling hours or funeral will be honored. However, family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service in Scotchtown Cemetery (Erin) on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at 1:00 p.m., where Raymond will be remembered and his 100th birthday celebrated.   Star Gazette – July 10, 2012  

 

CHAPMAN Raymond W.

Age 99, died on July 6, 2012. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside memorial service on Saturday, August 11th at 1:00 p.m. in Scotchtown Cemetery, where Raymond will be remembered and his 100th birthday celebrated.   Star Gazette – August 9, 2012

 

CHEVALIER Ronn

Age 59 of Elmira, died Wednesday, September 5, 2001 at home surrounded by his loving family. Ronn was born September 26, 1941 the son of Jeanne Johnson Chevalier and the late Victor E. Chevalier. In addition to his mother, Ronn is survived by his wife Mary Ellen Lynch Chevalier; children, Ronni Porcaro of Hornell with husband Rick and children Joe, Amy and Katie; Michael Chevalier of Elmira with children Brianne and Kayla; Neil Chevalier of Hornell with wife Lisa and children Derek and Nicole; Van Chevalier of Rochester NY; Michael Tierney of Arkport NY with wife Kelli and children Alisha, Mikey and Corrine; Kimberly Tierney of Portsmouth VA; sister Sue Harris of Elmira with husband Walt; special friends, John and Becky Bouille of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, September 8, 2001 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Father Patrick Connor officiating. Interment will be in the Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Ronn was a correction officer with the New York State Department of Corrections for over twenty years. He was an avid Dodger Baseball fan. Donations in Ronn's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning NY 14830 or the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira NY 14905.

 

CLARK Patricia L. Clark

Horseheads – Patricia Lynn Clark, 4, Erin, died Friday, June 22, 1984 in St. Joseph Hospital, Elmira. She was born Oct. 11, 1979, in Elmira, the daughter of Thomas L. Clark, Erin, and Debra Coyle Clark Johnston, Norfolk, Vir. She attended preschool in Erin. She is survived by her father and mother; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Clark. Erin; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coyle, Van Etten; maternal great grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George Daldry, Canandaigua, and Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Ellif, Largo, Fla.; and several aunts, uncles, cousins. Calling hours are Sunday, 4-5 p.m. at Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads. Services will follow at 5 p.m., the Rev. David D. Ewen officiating. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.   Corning Leader – Saturday, June 23, 1984  Pg.  8A

 

CLENDINNING Jean Clendinning Wheaton

86, of Wanda Drive, Higganum, CT, wife of the late Roland W. Wheaton, died Monday, October 10, 2011, at Middlesex Hospital. She was bornin Passaic, NJ, the daughter of the late John Clendinning and Jean Forrest Clendinning. Jean graduated from Kemper Hall High School in Kenosha, WI, received her bachelor's degree in Library Science from New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College) and later received her Masters' equivalent in Education from Rutgers University. She was the librarian at Center Street Elementary School in Horseheads, NY for 22 years and also worked for many years in the local public libraries. When she moved to Higganum in 1999, she volunteered at Brainard Library in Haddam and at the library at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. Among many other pursuits, Jean was an avid downhill skier and she loved to travel. She traveled to the Middle East, West Africa, Mexico, England, Spain, France and especially Martha's Vineyard. For years she loved going to the Triple Crown horse races - the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Her hobbies included reading, especially mysteries, watching movies, sewing, gardening and, in particular, eating dark chocolate. She is survived by her immediate family including Jeannie Wheaton Shaw and her husband, Robert Shaw of White Plains, NY, Kathleen Wheaton of Higganum, CT, and John Clendinning Wheaton and his wife, Jean Rissacher Wheaton of Monument, CO and their children, Sarah Ashley Wheaton and Jenna Rose Wheaton. A memorial service was held on October 13th at St, James Church, Rte 81, Higganum. Burial will be at the convenience of her family in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Susan G. Komen for the Cure , Attn: Donor Services, PO Box 650309, Dallas, TX 75265-0309. Biega Funeral Home has care of the arrangements.    Star Gazette – October 18, 2011

 

CLENDINNING Jean C Wheaton

Age 86, of 70 Wanda Drive, Higganum, CT, formerly of Horseheads, NY, and wife of the late Roland W. Wheaton, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at Middlesex Hospital.  She was born in Passaic, NJ, the daughter of the late John Clendinning and Jean Forrest Clendinning. Jean graduated from Kemper Hall High School in Kenosha, WI, received her bachelor’s degree in Library Science from New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College) and later received her Masters’ equivalent in Education  from Rutgers University. She was the librarian at Center Street Elementary School in Horseheads, NY for 22 years and also worked for many years in the local public libraries. When she moved to Higganum in 1999,  she volunteered at Brainard Library in Haddam and at the library at Valley Regional High School in Deep River.  Among many other pursuits, Jean was an avid downhill skier and she loved to travel. She traveled to the Middle East, West Africa, Mexico, England, Spain, France and especially Martha’s Vineyard. For years she loved going to the Triple Crown horse races – the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Her hobbies included reading, especially mysteries, watching movies, sewing, gardening and, in particular, eating dark chocolate. She is survived by her immediate family including Jeannie Wheaton Shaw and her husband Robert Shaw of White Plains, NY, Kathleen Wheaton of Higganum, CT, and John Clendinning Wheaton and his wife, Jean Rissacher Wheaton of Monument, CO and their children, Sarah Ashley Wheaton and Jenna Rose Wheaton.   Family and friends are invited to attend her grave side committal service to take place on Sat. June 23, 2012 in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin at 11:00 am. Family and friends are also invited to a reception at Curlys’ Chicken House 2100 Lake Road Elmira, NY 14903  on Saturday from 12:00 noon – 2:30 pm.   Corning Leader – June 22, 2012

 

CLENDINNING Jean C. Wheaton

Age 86, of 70 Wanda Drive, Higganum, CT, formerly of Horseheads, NY, and wife of the late Roland W. Wheaton, died Monday, October 10, 2011 at Middlesex Hospital. She was born in Passaic, NJ, the daughter of the late John Clendinning and Jean Forrest Clendinning. Jean graduated from Kemper Hall High School in Kenosha, WI, received her Bachelor's degree in Library Science from New Jersey College for Women (now Douglass College) and later received her Master's equivalent in Education from Rutgers University. She was the librarian at Center Street Elementary School in Horseheads, NY for 22 years and also worked for many years in the local public libraries. When she moved to Higganum in 1999, she volunteered at Brainard Library in Haddam and at the library at Valley Regional High School in Deep River. Among many other pursuits, Jean was an avid downhill skier and she loved to travel. She traveled to the Middle East, West Africa, Mexico, England, Spain, France and especially Martha's Vineyard. For years she loved going to the Triple Crown horse races - the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes. Her hobbies included reading, especially mysteries, watching movies, sewing, gardening and, in particular, eating dark chocolate. She is survived by her immediate family including Jeannie Wheaton Shaw and her husband Robert Shaw of White Plains, NY, Kathleen Wheaton of Higganum, CT, and John Clendinning Wheaton and his wife, Jean Rissacher Wheaton of Monument, CO and their children, Sarah Ashley Wheaton and Jenna Rose Wheaton. Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside committal service to take place on Sat., June 23, 2012, in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Breast Cancer Research Foundation, 60 East 56th Street, 8th Floor, New York, NY 10022.  Star Gazette – June 17, 2012    

 

COLLSO, Earl D.

Age 97, a longtime resident of Church St. in Erin, died at home with his family by his side Saturday evening Sept. 17, 2011. He was born in the Town of Baldwin, Dec. 26, 1913 to John D. and Susie (Harris) Collson also of the Town of Baldwin. He was a graduate of Breesport High School, attended Teachers Training in Horseheads, and taught in several one room school houses in Chemung County. During the depression years he continued teaching and also worked for the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps doing carpentry and road construction. During WWII he worked at Elmira Precision Tool, Remington Rand, and Bendix Eclipse. He was a foreman of a crew making Norden Bombsights after being trained in NYC for this position. Post-War, Earl owned and operated a country grocery store in Erin, NY for over 20 years after which he returned to school to finish his teaching degree. He then taught 6th grade and coached basketball at Spencer-VanEtten School. He retired from teaching in 1975. He loved his students and coaching and was also an active bowler. After retirement he and his wife enjoyed winters in Florida and traveling. At age 80, he learned the craft of chair caning and built, repaired, and re-caned chairs for several years. As a resident of Erin, he was a charter member of the Fire Commission, Trustee of his church, trustee of Scotchtown Cemetery Association and member of both the Erin Historical Society and the Erin Senior Citizens. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Lester in 1971 and John in 1981. He was also predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Davis) Collson in Nov. 1998 after nearly 63 years of marriage. He is survived by his children, Joan (Fred) Swan of Lexington, NC, Judith (David) Emerson of Lincoln, CA, Rod (Beverly) Collson of Horseheads, NY, Terry (Bruce) Bettis of Gilbert AZ; ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by a favorite niece, Ann (Tom) Johnson of Hopewell, NJ and special friend and companion for more than 10 years, Ruth Granville and many other loving friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. Sept. 21, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm, his service will be celebrated in the Erin United Methodist Church, Church St., Erin, NY on Thurs Sept. 22, 2011 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Scotchtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Earl with memorials to Erin United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, Erin NY 14838 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – September 22, 2011

 

COLLSON Earl D.

Age 97, a longtime resident of Church St. in Erin, died at home with his family by his side Saturday evening Sept. 17, 2011. He was born in the Town of Baldwin, Dec. 26, 1913 to John D. and Susie (Harris) Collson also of the Town of Baldwin. He was a graduate of Breesport High School, attended Teachers Training in Horseheads, and taught in several one room school houses in Chemung County. During the depression years he continued teaching and also worked for the CCC, the Civilian Conservation Corps doing carpentry and road construction. During WWII he worked at Elmira Precision Tool, Remington Rand, and Bendix Eclipse. He was a foreman of a crew making Norden Bombsights after being trained in NYC for this position. Post-War, Earl owned and operated a country grocery store in Erin, NY for over 20 years after which he returned to school to finish his teaching degree. He then taught 6th grade and coached basketball at Spencer-VanEtten School. He retired from teaching in 1975. He loved his students and coaching and was also an active bowler. After retirement he and his wife enjoyed winters in Florida and traveling. At age 80, he learned the craft of chair caning and built, repaired, and re-caned chairs for several years. As a resident of Erin, he was a charter member of the Fire Commission, Trustee of his church, trustee of Scotchtown Cemetery Association and member of both the Erin Historical Society and the Erin Senior Citizens. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brothers, Lester in 1971 and John in 1981. He was also predeceased by his wife, Marjorie (Davis) Collson in Nov. 1998 after nearly 63 years of marriage. He is survived by his children, Joan (Fred) Swan of Lexington, NC, Judith (David) Emerson of Lincoln, CA, Rod (Beverly) Collson of Horseheads, NY, Terry (Bruce) Bettis of Gilbert AZ; ten grandchildren, twenty-four great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by a favorite niece, Ann (Tom) Johnson of Hopewell, NJ and special friend and companion for more than 10 years, Ruth Granville and many other loving friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. Sept. 21, 2011 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm, his service will be celebrated in the Erin United Methodist Church, Church St., Erin, NY on Thurs Sept. 22, 2011 at 11:00 am with the Rev. Beverly Davenport officiating. Burial will take place at a later date in Scotchtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Earl with memorials to Erin United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, Erin NY 14838 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – September 20, 201

 

COMFORT –ALICE E. COMFORT OPPER BECK died peacefully on March 12, 2014 after a long illness and a valiant battle with heart and lung disease. She was born on January 3, 1921 and lived her entire life in the Elmira Heights area. She was a truly unforgettable person who lived life on her terms after surviving the depression and overcoming personal tragedies in her early life. She tirelessly worked on her family genealogy for many years. Alice was predeceased by her husband of 36 years, Daniel Opper; daughter, Dianne Amberg; grandson, David Opper; and great grandson, Daniel Smith. Also preceding her in death were her mother and father, Pearl and Jacob Comfort; brothers, Harold, Mortimer and Lloyd; as well as sisters, Ruth, Francis and Cora. Surviving is her husband of 35 years, Harford Beck; sons, Lloyd (Andrea) Opper, Thomas (Patricia) Opper; daughters, Mary (Stanley) Smith, June (Ronald) Georgia and Sharon (Michael) Lighton; stepchildren, Rick Beck, Doug (Pam) Beck, Larry (Tammy) Beck, Vickie (Gary) Gilliland; 24 grandchildren; 32 great grandchildren and 10 great great grandchildren, the youngest Adriane who was born on her 93rd birthday. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, March 16, 2014 from 1PM-2:30PM with her Funeral Service to follow at 2:30PM with Rev. Sheila Price. Alice will be laid to rest at Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family requests those wishing to remember Alice please consider making a contribution to the American Heart Assoc. or to the American Lung Assoc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/14/2014

 

CONNELLY Madeline M. Matejka

Age 88, and formerly of Marsh Rd., Erin, died after a long illness on Jan. 29, 2012. Madeline was born in Elmira, Nov. 4, 1923, to Benjamin Connelly and Laura (Jessup) Alexander. She was predeceased by her husband, John Matejka Jr., in 1994. Her surviving family includes her sons and daughters-in-law, Paul (Mary Ann) Matejka of Bellingham, MA, Roger (Tina) Matejka of Erin, NY, Timothy (Susan) Matejka of Erin, NY; 9 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Barbara Mousaw, Donna Middaugh, and Janette Long; brother, Jack (Kitty) Connelley; sisters-in-law, Ruth Granville and Helen Matejka, both of Erin, Irene Watson of Towanda and Mary Ellen Connelly of Elmira; brother-in-law, Harry Miller of Horseheads. Madeline was a devoted wife mother and grandmother. She was a longtime member of Erin United Methodist Church and member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Erin Vol. Fire Department. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, Feb 2, 2012, from 1-2:30 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:30 p.m. Burial service will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Special thanks to the many caregivers of the Chemung County Nursing Facility including those on the 2nd floor for the loving care you provided Madeline.  Star Gazette – January 30, 2012

 

CORNELIUS EVA
Mrs. Eva Rosekrans, 53, of North Rose, Wayne County, Saturday, Oct. 27, 1951, after an illness of a few months.  Survived by husband, the Rev. Clyde A. Rosekrans; daughter, Mrs. Helen Messing of Pine City, N. Y.; sons, Philip and Neil Rosekrans of North Rose; four grandchildren; mother, Mrs. Ada Cornelius; sisters, Mrs. Eynor Scofield, Mrs. Murray Weysten; aunt, Mrs. Lydia Hall, all of Poughkeepsie.  Mrs. Rosekrans was pastor of the Brown Memorial Church, Syracuse, before assuming the North Rose charge in June 1951.  Funeral will be held at 10:30 a. m. Tuesday in the North Rose Methodist Church.  The Rev. Elroy VanDyke of Geneva.  Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page16, Monday, 20 October 1951

CORNELL –MRS. MARY LOU (CORNELL) LANGEBARTEL age 67 of 129 Canterbury Dr., Biloxi, Miss., formerly of Erin, Sunday, October 10, 1982 after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held in the Erin United Methodist Church on Thursday at 3 p.m.  The Rev. Robert J. Clark will officiate.  Interment Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  She is survived by her husband, Edward Paul Langebartel (Col. USAF Ret.), daughter, Miss Nancy K. Langebartel of Cherry Hill, N.J.; sons, Gary Wayne of Port Angles, Wash., Steven J. of Pasadena, Texas, Richard P. of McComb, Miss.; mother, Mrs. Debba Cornell of Erin; brother, Thomas Cornell of Zephyrhills, Fla., three grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Langebartel was a native of Erin, a graduate of Cortland State Univ. and had taken additional training at Walter Reed Hospital.  She was a veteran of WW II and the former chief of Physical Therapy at the VA Hospitals in both Biloxi and Gulfport, Miss.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/12/1982

CORNETT - RK Cornett Sr.
RK, Sr. Age 55, of Erin, NY, died at home Wednesday, March 12, 2003. RK was born on June 2, 1947 in Elmira, son of Adella (Chrysler) Cornett and the late Lonard Cornett, Sr. He was employed at Elmira Stamping as a materials handler. His hobbies included playing poker, pitching horseshoes and enjoying the outdoors. Survivors include his mother, Adella Cornett of Candor, NY; his wife of 32 years, Hazel (Lewis) Cornett of Erin; daughters, Rachel (Stanley) Campbell of Erin, Katrina (Veikko) Salmela of VanEtten; sons, Charles (Natalie) Cornett of Erin, RK Cornett, Jr. of Erin; sisters, June (Albert) Cornwell of Binghamton, Darlene (Kenneth) Washburn of Waverly; brothers, Lonard (Tammy) Cornett, Jr. of Owego, Daniel (Mary) Cornett of Candor, Mack Cornett of Oneonta, NY; his aunt, Ruth Chrysler of Candor; grandchildren, Lisa, Lia, Katrina Marie, Michael A., Michael S., Veikko Jr., Vincent, Cheyenne; one great-grandson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m. on Monday, March 17, 2003, at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Interment will take place when weather permits in Scotchtown Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/15/2003

CRANDALL Edward H. Age 81, of Wayne, NY, died on Tuesday, November 7, 2006, at the Bath VA Medical Center. He was born on July 9, 1925 in Hornell, NY to the late Norman C. and Dorothy J. (VanAtta) Crandall. Edward was predeceased by his son, Jerry Crandall in 1960. Survivors include his wife, Betty (Davis) Crandall of Wayne, NY; son, Larry Crandall of Hamlin, NY; daughter, Darlene (Emery) Kelly of Dundee, NY; grandchildren, Shaun Gage of Dundee, and Shane Gage of Penn Yan, NY; great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Ryan Gage, both of Dundee, NY. Edward proudly served our Country in the Army during WWII. He was a former member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights and a current member of the American Legion Post #1208 in Wayne, NY. There will be no prior services. Interment will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.

 

DECKER Anna Mae

Age 91 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday May 29, 2011. Anna Mae was born on January 3, 1920 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John J. and Mary F. Bolger Decker. She was also pre-deceased by her sisters Ethel Decker and Gertrude Decker as well as her brothers John J. Decker and Harold Decker. Anna Mae is survived by several cousins, including David Bowman and Family; James Bowman and Family, and Becky Steiner and Family; Special Friends: Sharon and Bob Joralemon. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday June 2, 2011 from 6-7 PM. Anna Mae's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7PM with the Rev. Chip Possee officiating. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY. A special thank you to the Staff of Bethany Courtyards for their loving and compassionate care of Anna.  Star Gazette – June 2, 2011

 

DRAUCKER Helen E- BAILEY Helen E. Age 96 of Brooksville, FL went home to be with her Lord on Friday September 15, 2006 at the Hernando Pasco Hospice Care Unit, Brooksville, FL. She moved to Florida from Wellsburg, NY several years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Lynden "Stub" Bailey, along with her sons, Donald Wilson and Edward Draucker; a daughter, Marjoria Millard and a step daughter, Margeae Kieger. Surviving is her loving family, daughters, Sarah Jordan, Waynesboro, PA; Alice & Ted Smith, Lusby, MD; four stepsons, Edgar & Beverly Bailey, North Kingsville, OH; Fred & Carol Bailey Spring Hill, FL; Duane & Lois Bailey, Columbus, IN; Charles & Pat Bailey, Mantua, OH; 28 grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Helen retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY. Family and friends will be received at the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 S. Main St. Elmira on Friday September 22, 2006 from 10 – 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow in the church at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Gary Mammarello and the Reverend Edward Crandall officiating. Graveside services will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery. The family requests you remember Helen with memorials directed to the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 S. Main St. Elmira, NY 14904 in her memory

 

DYKINS –VERNA M. SHOEMAKER age 88, of Elmira, NY, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Verna was born in Elmira on February 24, 1926, daughter of the late Walter H. and Blanche (Mourey) Dykins. Verna retired from Nichols Discount Store in Elmira after many years of service. She loved tennis, jogging, bicycling and was inducted into the Elmira USBC Hall of Fame for Bowling. She was a member of the Red Hats, the DAV Auxiliary, NARFE and the IAV and currently the Auxiliary Chaplin for the Elmira Heights Legion Post#154, Verna was a kind and gentle soul who took great pride in her family. She was the beloved mother of JoAnn Axtell and Rae Lynne Oakes, both of Elmira and Barbara (William) Pint of Horseheads; loving grandchildren, Karen Summers and David Sloniger of Horseheads, NY, Deborah (Kyle) Reynolds of Pine City, NY, William (Dionne) Pint of Santa Rosa, CA, Joseph Pint, Samantha (Scott) Spencer and Douglas Oakes all of Elmira; 15 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Verna was predeceased by her husband, Earl Shoemaker; brother, Walter C. Dykins. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, October 16 from 12 to 2 p.m. at James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Verna can be made to the Chemung County SPCA on Rte. 352. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/14/2014

 

ALBERT E. ENNIS, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Asher Ennis of Erin died Feb. 14, 1928 age ten days.  The funeral was held Friday at 2 p.m. at the family home.  The Rev. N. L. Campbell officiated.  Burial was in the Scotchtown Cemetery at Erin.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1928

 

FAIRBANKS
Edward "Eddie" Age 74, of Millerton, PA. He was born August 4, 1930 in Elizabeth, NJ, son of the late Theodore and Carrie (Campbell) Fairbanks and died Tuesday, September 21, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his first wife, Norene Fairbanks in 1988; four brothers and one sister. He is survived by his wife, Annie; children, Steven, Kathy, Tyrone, Shawn and Eric; nine grandchildren; sister, Janice Anders; sister-in-law, Phyllis Fairbanks; along with several nieces and nephews. Eddie was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of the V.F.W. Post 901 and the American Legion Post 443 both in Elmira and was formerly employed with Schweizer Aircraft. Family and friends are invited to a Time of Sharing on Friday, September 24th, at 7 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment be in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of his family.

FLINKMAN Carolyn S.
Age 64, of Erin, died on Tues., Oct. 16, 2007. She was born Nov. 10, 1942 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of George and Doris (Roe) Wood. She is survived by her devoted husband of nearly 28 years, Robert Flinkman; sons, Brett (Karen) Cobb of Lompoc, CA; Scott (Aislinn) Kelly of Corning, NY, William (Belle) Davis Jr. also of Corning, NY; special daughter, Sherri Thompson of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Corey Thompson, Connor and Kate Cobb, Evan and Molly Cobb; brother, Donald Wood of West Virginia. She is also survived by special friends, Norma Bennett and Linda Howard. Carolyn was an active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Spencer, NY, active with the Spencer Picnic Youth Outreach, and President of the Council of Church at St. Paul's. She was a graduate of South Side High School, Class of 1960, and was the Deli and Bakery Manager at the Spencer Big M. A special lady, Carolyn left her mark on all those people she met. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sat., Oct. 20, 2007, from 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. Her funeral service will be celebrated at the Funeral Home also on Sat., Oct. 20, 2007, at 1:30 p.m. with her friend and Pastor, The Rev. Laura Daly officiating. Interment will immediately follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin.

FRISK William T.
Age 74, of Rorick Hollow Rd. in Lowman, died at home surrounded by his family after a brief battle with cancer on Monday, Nov. 30, 2009. Bill was born April 21, 1935 in Elmira the son of Richard and Constance (Crooks) Frisk. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Palmer) Frisk; daughters and son, Connie (Steve) Fieno of Millport, Kim (Keith Witt) Miller of Round Rock, TX, Joan (Johnny) Baca of Arlington, TX and William (Colleen) Frisk Jr. of Beaver Dams; stepdaughter, Candy (Marty) Meehan of Beaver Dams; grandchildren, Melissa Berg Malay, D.J. Miller, Graham Meehan, Ryan and Justin Frisk, Amanda, Monica and Ericka Baca; great-grandchildren, Kamryn and Alexa Malay; brothers and sisters, Kathryn Hanrahan of Elmira, Richard Frisk of Horseheads, Gladys Hourihan of Elmira, John (Irene) Frisk of Elmira Heights and Shirley (Richard) Knox of Eatonton, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Louise (Charles) Talmadge of Breesport, Clyde (Irene) Palmer of Horseheads, and Mary (Prescott) West of Elmira. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his sisters, Constance Malone, Marie Walters; and son-in-law, Dan Miller. Bill was a graduate from Southside High School. He played on the varsity baseball team for three years. He was a veteran of the US Navy serving aboard the Aircraft Carrier USS Coral Sea. He retired from Westinghouse where he worked as a pipe fitter. Bill was a member of IBEW, Chemung County Rod and Gun Club, American Legion in Horseheads, Penn Yan Moose Club and Trout Unlimited. He was a devoted husband and caring father, grandfather and friend. Bill enjoyed the serenity of the outdoors and fishing on Keuka Lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, Dec. 3, 2009, from 5-7:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Fri. at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin with full Military Honors.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 2, 2009

 

GATH Evelyn Barbara (Gath) Gibbs

10/4/1920-8/25/1976

COMMITTAL SERVICE-A public graveside service is set for 7/16/2011 @11:00 AM at the Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY. Talented small business manager, secretary and gardener; wife of Thomas M. Gibbs, II (1917-2002); devoted mother of Beverly Gibbs of Sunnyvale, CA, Linda Sands of Indianapolis, IN and Naples, FL, Thomas M. Gibbs, III of Loomis, CA and Lucinda Robinson of Hickory, NC; parents, Albert and Grace Gath, Warsaw, NY (deceased); sisters, Lorraine Hardine, IL (deceased) and Thelma Stevens, Geneseo, NY; grandmother and great grandmother to 28. Sickness took her too soon from us.  Star Gazette – July 10, 2011

 

GEORGE James L.
Age 27 of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at his home. James was born on January 28, 1980 in Elmira, son of Robert George and Linda Staples. James was a coach for the CVSA for several years. He loved the Dallas Cowboys and WWE Wrestling. James will be deeply missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his mother, Linda Staples of Elmira; brothers, Cory and Eric Collins, both of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Clara M. Staples of Montour Falls, NY; stepfather, Charles Collins of Elmira; uncle, Roger Staples Sr. of Alpine, NY; cousins, Roger Staples Jr. and Kristin Staples, both of Alpine, NY; special friends, James and Sheila Lazenby of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, July 22, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

GORTON Naomi D. ROUPP, 63, of Elmira, NY died December 11, 1998 at home.  She was born March 3, 1935 to the late Clifford L. and Laurie A. (Bates) Gorton.  Naomi was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church in Gillett, PA.  She worked and retired after many years with Artistic Greetings Co.  Survivors include:  daughters, Laura and Jame Ruckle of Horseheads, NY, Reene VanZile of Elmira, Sharon Roupp of OR; son, Terry and Tammy Roupp of Wellsburg; a stepson, Terrance and Jackie Roupp of Beaver Dams, NY; nine grandchildren and step-grandchildren; a brother and two sisters; special friend Jim McConnell of Horseheads.  Naomi was predeceased by her husband, Clayton H. Roupp in 1988.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 14 with the Rev. Robert Weaver officiating and interment to be in Scotchtown Cemetery in Breesport, NY.

GRIMES Gertrude A
MATEJKA  Gertrude A. (Grimes) Age 81, of Horseheads and longtime resident of Erin, NY
and FL, entered into eternal rest on Thursday, April 13th, 2006, at the Manor at Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Matejka was born July 5th, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Leland and Electa (Winters) Grimes. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Charles "Gus" Matejka in 1986. She was beloved mother of Karen (Jerome) O'Neil of Puyallup, WA, Barbara A. Matejka (fiance, Jack Chlopecki) of Altamont, NY, James (Beth) Matejka of Voorheesville, NY, Duane (Marco Jo) Matejka of Buckingham, PA, Pam (Thomas) Waite of Lowman, NY, and Valerie "Teak" Matejka of Southport, NY; and her 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren; sister, Wilma Fisher of Trumansburg, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Lillian Gans and Eleanor Fenner; and brother, Joseph Grimes. Mrs. Matejka was a lifelong  communicant of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church, Horseheads and a self employed Real Estate Broker who owned and operated Matejka Realty in Erin, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., on Monday, April 17, 2006, from 2 to 3:00 pm. Her funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert Atkins officiating. Private interment in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

GRIMES - GANS
Lillian M. Age 86 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday August 6, 2005 at Elcor Health Services. Mrs. Gans was born on July 31, 1919 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Leland and Electa Palmer Grimes. She was a receptionist at Bethany Retirement Center in Horseheads, NY and worked for Seaman's Institute for Merchant Sailors. She was a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads, NY, and worked as a volunteer for the Zim Center. Lillian was pre-deceased by her husband Robert B. Gans who died on February 25, 1958; her daughter Deborah J. Gans who died on June 5, 1996; and her brother Joseph Grimes and her sister Eleanor Fenner. Mrs. Gans is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: JoEllen and Larry Clark of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Douglas and Patricia Gans of Alabama; grandchildren: Stephanie Clark Thomas and Martin Thomas of Levittown, PA; Gabrielle Clark Erway and Benjamin Erway of Horseheads, NY; great granddaughter: Emily Erway of Horseheads, NY; sisters: Gertrude Matejka of Elmira, NY and Wilma Fisher of Trumansburg, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday August 11, 2005 from 5-7 PM. Mrs. Gans' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM with the Rev. John Rafter officiating. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Lillian through memorials to the Horseheads Historical Society 312 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845 or to the American Cancer Society1318 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.

 

GRAY Joseph E.

Age 79 of Ithaca and longtime resident of Erin died at home Friday December 20, 2013. He was born in Ithaca, NY to Lee and Mercy (Phillips) Gray. Joe was predeceased by his wife Lily Mae (Palmer) Gray in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Ellnora (Shaw) Coil as well as her family; In addition to Joe is survived by his son and daughter, Jeffery (Luann) Gray of Erin, Julie Perry of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Jeffery Jr., Joshua, Justin, Amber, Ashley, Jonathan and Jaralyn; great grandchildren, Jordan, Breonna, Catherine, Haley, Dawson and Brady; sisters, Eileen Little of Ithaca, Jane (Donald) Claflin also of Ithaca; as well as many nieces, nephews, friends, and a host of extend family members. Joe was also predeceased by his brothers, Ernest and Richard Gray and sister, Audrey McGuire. He was retired for the NY State Department of Transportation. Joe was a Korean War veteran serving in the US Army. He as a member past Commander of the VFW Gordon Hoover Post #6083 and member of American Legion Clarence Oliver post #154 and Horseheads Post #442. He was also a member of the Erin Fire Department and past Fire Commissioner. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday December 22, 2013 from 12:00 noon - 3:00 p.m. His service will take place on Monday at 11:00 a.m. Burial and military honors will take place at a later date in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Star Gazette – December 21, 2013

 

GRAY Lily Mae J.
Age 70, of Erin, NY, died Thursday, May 24, 2007, surrounded by her loving family. Lily was born in Elmira, to Earl and Susan Hollenbeck Palmer. She married Joseph Gray in 1958. Lily had a green thumb and loved to work with flowers. She enjoyed crocheting and making plastic canvas crafts. Lily was preceded in death by her sister, Marie Michalak. Her survivors include her husband, Joseph at home; one daughter, Julie Perry of Horseheads; one son, Jeffery (Luann) Gray of Erin; grandchildren, Jeff Jr., Joshua, Justin, Amber, Ashely, and Jonathan; great-grandchild, Jordan Griffin of Edgewater, FL; two brothers, Walter Palmer and Donald (Annabell) Palmer, all of Erin; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Monday, May 28, 2007, from 1 until 4 p.m. at Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street in Horseheads, where funeral service will be held on Tuesday at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Lily's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

Harold L. HALPIN age 71 of 1219 Woodbine Ave., suddenly at home, after an extended illness on Monday, December 29, 1980.  Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wed. time to be announced.  Interment Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  Survived by his wife of 50 years, Rosamond Van Houten Halpin; daughter Mrs. Esther Mott of Elmira Heights; sons, Harold S. Halpin of Hamlin, NY and Lyle W. Halpin of Houston, Tx.; 5 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was a retired employee of Remington Rand with 23 years of service.  He was a long time member of the Elmira Beagle Club.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 6b, Tue., 30 Dec. 1980)

HAMMOND –MRS. IDA M. WOOD, 82, widow of Fred A. Wood, formerly of Erin, Sunday, Feb. 23, 1947.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Roy Dauman of Hornell; sons, Ivan of Mount Morris, LaRue of Syracuse, Edgar of Elmira; brother, J. W. Hammond of Lewisburg, Pa.; three grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. at the Barber Funeral Home.  Rev. Leslie Simon.  Scotchtown Cemetery.  Southern Light Chapter, OES, 460 of Breesport will conduct services at the funeral home Tuesday at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1947

HANVILLE - WILMOT, Martha C. (Hanville)
Age 98, of Sun City, AZ, and formerly of Millport and West Hill Rd., Elmira, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, April 9th, 2007, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m. where her service will take place at 12:30 p.m. Graveside service will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Expression of sympathy may be directed to Millport Vol. Fire Department, 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY 14864.

TRACEY CHARLES HARRIS, 79, a resident of the Maryott-Elcore Health Center in Horseheads, N.Y. died May 12, 1985.  Mr. Harris was born on Armenia Mountain Feb. 20, 1906 a son of the late Charles Harris and Ethel Harris Finch.  Mr. Harris lived in Canton for many years before moving to the Elmira area.  He is survived by a sister, Lena (Lee) Rapalee of Canton; brother, Loren Harris of Armenia Mountain; tow grandchildren, Tracey and Donald Harris; a stepdaughter, Betty Schmitt.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, N.Y. on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  The funeral service will be Thursday at 1 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be in the Erin Cemetery, Erin, N.Y.  –Towanda Daily Review

HATTON LEVA J COWAN
Leva J. Age 90 of Norwich, NY formerly of Latta Brook Road Elmira, NY died on Saturday June 24, 2006. Mrs. Cowan was born January 12, 1916 in Elba, PA the daughter of the late Irwin and Almina Brown Hatton. She married her husband, Samuel B. Cowan, who pre-deceased her on July 18, 1969. She was also pre-deceased by step-sons Russell Cowan, Samuel L. Cowan, and Roy S. Cowan. Mrs. Cowan is survived by her children: Alice (Bernie) Hornbeck of Lake City, Florida, Patricia (Albert) Tuttle of Norwich, NY, Carol Cowan of Watkins Glen, NY, and Benjamin C. & Marion Cowan of Stuart, Florida; step children: Wesley (Barbara) Cowan of Horseheads, NY, Marjory (Melvin) Hayes of Horseheads, NY, Thelma (Jack) Frost of Ithaca, NY, Sarah (Mrs. Samuel L.) Cowan of Elmira, NY, Leone (Mrs. Roy S.) Cowan of Mulberry, Florida, and Theodore (Carol ) Wilcox of PA; sisters: Irean Thurston and Helen Spencer both of Norwich, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 27, 2006 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Cowan's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 28, 2006 at 11 AM with Pastor Bob Rundall officiating. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY. Flowers are acceptable, or those wishing may remember Mrs. Cowan through memorials to Hospice/Palliative Care of Chenango County 21 Hayes Street Norwich, NY 13815.

 

HENRY Rosemary H. Zimmerman

Age 93 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday June 2, 2011. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 25, 1918 the daughter of the late Daniel and Edna Plumb Henry. Mrs. Zimmerman worked for many years at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY, Iszard's Department Store in Elmira, NY, and Myer's Automotive in Elmira, NY and she retired as a bookkeeper from Clearwater Bank in Clearwater, FL. She was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. Rosemary was pre-deceased by her son Daniel Edwards on February 16, 2011. She is survived by her husband Charles L. "Chick" Zimmerman; daughter and son-in-law: Donna and James Taylor of Erin, NY; grandchildren: James Taylor Jr. and Brenda of Elmira, NY; Kathleen and Jeff Witt of Mechanicsburg, PA; great grandchildren: Jessica and Derek Martin, Michael Witt all of Mechanicsburg, PA; sister-in-law: Sally Cook of Brookville, PA; nieces and nephews: Mike and Jolynn Cook; Rick and Pam Cook; Lisa and Carl DeFelice; Tim and Shelly Cook; Amy and Pat Hewitt; Gary Cook; Julie and John Youngmark; Tony Cook; Steve Cook; 19 great nieces and great nephews, several cousins and a host of caring friends including Jan Avery of Elmira, NY; Nancy McDermott and John & Geri Miles. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday June 6, 2011 from 4-7 PM. Mrs. Zimmerman's Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday June 7, 2011 at 12 Noon at the Funeral Home with the Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY.  Star Gazette – June 5, 2011

 

HICKS Carlyle B.
Age 80, of Elmira and Horseheads and longtime resident of Ardsley, NY, died May 27, 2009 at Elcor Health Center. He was born Feb. 24, 1929 in Andrews, NC, the son of the late John and Alice (Hill) Hicks. He was raised in Breesport and a graduate and valedictorian of Breesport High School. He was also an ROTC graduate of Syracuse Univ. in 1953. He was retired from Gannett News as the V.P. of Advertising working from the NYC office and also a veteran of the US Air Force. In addition to his two children, he is survived by his sisters, Annette Courtright of Horseheads, NY, Cynthia (Richard) Luce of Big Flats, NY, Carolyn (Leslie) Haller of Odessa, NY; brother, Rev. John (Pat) Hicks of Pittsburg, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brothers, Hill and Ray Hicks. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads today, Sat., May 30, 2009, from 10-11:00 a.m. His service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with interment and Military Honors to follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Those wishing may make a memorial remembrance in his name to the Newhouse Communications Center of Syracuse University, 215 University Place, Syracuse, NY 13244 or the Association for Vision Rehabilitation and Employment, Inc., 174 Court St., Binghamton, NY 13901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/30/2009

HOLLENBECK Mr. Elzie B.
Age 75, of Erin RD 1, formerly of Rochester, Sunday, March 9, 1968. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Sunday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there at 2 pm. Internment in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, Rev. Everette L. Duncan. Survived by daughter, Miss Jo Anne Hollenbeck, sons William & Robert all of Rochester, sisters, Mrs. Daisy Hawkings, Horseheads, Mrs. Gertrude Hill, Cayuta, brothers, Roy & James Hollenbeck, both of Erin, several nieces & nephews. He was a retired employee of the Bert Steel Co. of Rochester, veteran of World War I. Obituary, Elmira Star Gazette, March 1968.

HOLLENBECK Roy, Retiree NY State Highway Dept.
Age 96 of Breesport, NY, Sunday, December 26, 1999 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His family includes his loving wife of 54 years, Belle (Squires) Hollenbeck; daughters Dorothy Harris of Youngstown, Oh, Alice Kelsey of Elmira, NY, Frances Riker of Elmira, NY & Roxanna Erskine of Breesport, NY; 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren & several nieces & nephews. In his early years, Roy worked for the railroad. Later, during his nearly 50-year tenure with the State, Roy worked for the State Department of Public Works & Highway Department. Early on he was first to work with the road patrol in the county. Towards his retirement in the 60’s, Roy was Road Superintendent for the State Highway Department out of Horseheads. He was a member of the Breesport Southern Light Lodge #725 F. & A.M. Roy was also an avid hunter & gardener who also enjoyed fishing & trapping. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday from 4-7:00 PM. His funeral service will take place there on Wednesday at 10:00 AM. The Rev. Donald Roe will officiate. Internment Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin. - Elmira Star-Gazette.

HOWARD - ENNIS Shirley
Age 81 of Cayuta, NY died
and Saviour on Saturday January 9, 2010. Shirley was born June 21, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Lester and Jennie Lovell Howard. She married her husband Robert Stanley Ennis who pre-deceased her in 1985. Shirley was also pre-deceased by an infant son who died early during Shirley's pregnancy. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Eugene Howard, her sister Eleanor Nichols, and her niece Lynette Collins. Shirley was a retired inspector at Borg-Warner in Ithaca, NY. Mrs. Ennis enjoyed crafts, woodworking, and gardening. Shirley loved her family and friends and thoroughly enjoyed her grandchildren. Mrs. Ennis is survived by her children: Larry & Lynne Ennis of Trumansburg, NY, Jane & Robert Seymour of Lowman, NY, David & Denene Ennis of Spencer, NY, Donald Ennis of Cayuta, NY, and Richard & Janet Ennis of Spencer, NY; 14 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren; sisters and brother-in-law: Ella Mae Personius of Elmira, NY, Donna Hunt of Sayre, PA, and Carol & Bob Cau of Erin, NY; several nieces, nephews , cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday January 14, 2010 from 4-6 PM. Mrs. Ennis' Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6 PM. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY on Friday January 15, 2010 at 10 AM.   Published in Star-Gazette from January 10 to January 12, 2010.

HUNTER –MRS. BESS ROSENCRANS of RD 1, Erin, N.Y., Sunday, Nov. 13, 1966.  Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m. Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Marion Clara Morey of Brooktondale, N.Y., Mrs. Edward Norine Fairbanks of Elmira; son, James Rosecrans of Erin; brothers, John Hunter of Elmira, Frederick Hunter of Erin, Wyatt Hunter of Odessa; sister, Mrs. Ira Dorothy Rosecrans of Elmira; 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1966

INGERSOLL
Robert E. Age 77 of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, February 11, 2006. He was born October 11, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Austin L. and F. Irene (Housnick) Ingersoll. Bob received an Honorable Discharge after serving four years in the US Navy and was a correctional officer for 31 years with the NYS Department of Correctional Services. He was also a former Town Justice in the Town of Veteran. His greatest love and joy in life was encouraging and observing the many academic, professional, social, religious and athletic achievements of each of the members of his family. He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Janice M. (Rodabaugh) Ingersoll; sons, Dr. Dale K. (Paula) Ingersoll, Dr. Barton R. (Maryruth) Ingersoll; grandsons, Rev. Troy A. (Jennifer) Ingersoll, Jay A. (Suzanne) Ingersoll, Lucas B. Ingersoll; granddaughter, Hilary A. Ingersoll; and great-grandchildren, Seth and Ava Ingersoll. Bob was awarded a BS Degree Magna Cum Laude and an MS Degree from Elmira College. He was proud of being a member of the 1946 graduating class of Odessa-Montour Central School. He was a 55-year life member of the Watkins Glen BPOE 1546. Bob pitched horseshoes in World Tournaments in Spearfish, SD, Perry, GA, Kitchner, Ontario, Canada, and won a World Class Championship in Syracuse, NY. He was in numerous NHPA Tournaments in New York State, winning a NYS Class Championship in horseshoes and represented NYS in the Nationals in Baton Rouge, LA. Bob had other successful tournaments in Florida, North Carolina, South Dakota, Pennsylvania, North Dakota and Wyoming. It was Bob's wish that there be no services held. Memorial donations in Bob's name can be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. (Elmira Star Gazette, Monday, 13 February 2006)

JAGO Frank L. Sr.
Age 69, and longtime resident of Sullivanville, died after a brief illness Wed. Jan. 30, 2008. He is survived by his wife of nearly 46 years, Marilyn (Swartout-Farwell) Jago; sons and daughters, Marilyn Farwell of Horseheads, NY, Janet Farwell of Sullivanville, NY, John (Judy) Farwell III of Cayuta, NY, Douglas (Patricia) Farwell of Corning, NY, Frank (Christle) Jago Jr. of Sullivanville, NY; grandchildren, Thomas Jr., and Rebecca Benedict, Leslie (Noel) Bennett, Jodi, John IV and Justin Farwell, Beth, Jessica and Hannah Farwell, Jeremy Sincerbeaux, Jamie (Jeff) Clark; great-grandchildren, Katie, Daniel, Camron, Samantha and Alyssa; brothers, Joseph (June) Jago of Fysse, AL, Rodney (Nancy) Roe of Sullivanville, NY, with their family. He was also predeceased by his sisters, Phyllis Roe and Hazel Cratsley. Frank was born in Elmira, NY on May 16, 1938 and raised as a son by the late Clarence and Minerva Roe in Sullivanville. He was a devoted member of Sullivanville United Methodist Church, Lay Speaker and Lay Member to the UMC Conference, and Choir member. He taught adult Sunday School and was also a member of Chemung County Council of Churches. Frank was instrumental in the development of the fellowship hall and stairwell to the upper room of the church. He was an avid race car enthusiast who also enjoyed the outdoors including hunting and fishing. Frank was retired as a project engineer/furnace engineer with Corning Inc. in 1995 where he also continued to consult with them. Frank was devoted to his faith and devoted to his family. He was a loving and caring husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sat. Feb. 2, 2008 from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service celebrating his life will take place in the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Rd., Sullivanville, NY on Sunday Feb. 3, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Those wishing may also express their sympathy with memorials to Sullivanville United Methodist Church, 69 Old Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/31/2008 - 2/1/2008.

 

JOHNSON Nora Edith

Infant daughter of Shannon and Daryl Johnson of Big Flats, NY died on Friday evening, February 22, 2013. Nora is survived by sisters, Mackenzie, and Morgan Vrabel; Maternal grandparents, Joe Bottone and Sharon Bottone; Paternal grandparents, Barb Harbot and Mark Johnson; Paternal great grandmothers, Sue Alger and Lillian Johnson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. It is the family's request that services be held at the convenience of the family. Nora will be laid to rest at Scotchtown Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 24, 2013

 

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifJONES –MRS. EVA (JONES) McALPIN age 100, formerly of Erin, NY on Tuesday, April 30, 1991.  She was predeceased on July 20, 1972 her husband, M. Dexter McAlpin and is survived by; daughter, Mrs. Genevieve Nurse of Erin; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Erin United Methodist Church and long time member of the Rebekahs.  Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside committ6al service, which will be held on Wednesday at 2:30 PM in the ScotchtownCemetery, Erin.  The Rev. Donald Roe will officiated.  Arrangements by the Barber Funeral home, Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/1/1991

JONES - MCKIBBIN, Wilma I.
Age 79, of Church Street, Erin, died Fri., Oct. 30, 2009, in the Bethany Manor in Horseheads surrounded by her family. Wilma was born Feb. 26, 1930 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Fred and Leona (Babcock) Jones. Wilma was predeceased by her son, Rickey, and is survived by her sons and daughter, Ronald McKibbin, Gary McKibbin and Roger McKibbin, all of Erin, Nancy Wood of Horseheads; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and cousins. Wilma was a gentle lady and devoted mother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Monday, Nov. 2, 2009, from 4-6:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 6:00 p.m. Her burial will take place in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Our family would like to also express our heartfelt thanks and appreciation for the wonderful care provided by her many caregivers, including those of Southern Tier Hospice.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 31, 2009

KNIGHT - MRS. DOLLIE K. BENNETT The death of Mrs. Dollie Knight Bennett occurred at the home of her son Floyd Scott Knight 509 West Hudson Street, after several weeks’ illness, Friday, June 7th. The decedent spent her girlhood in Erin, New York, where she was born. After reaching young womanhood she went to Michigan to reside with a sister and while there she was married to Walter Knight of that state. Mr. Knight died early in their married life, leaving his widow with four sons, all of whom have now reached manhood. They are Wallace, Ray and Floyd Knight of this city and Walter of Massachusetts. Later in life she married William Bennett of Erin. Mrs. Bennett was a consistent Christian and bore her suffering with great fortitude. The funeral services were held from the Erin Methodist Episcopal Church, Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. T. Fitzgerald officiating. The church choir sang three favorite hymns of the decedent. Burial was in the Scotchtown Cemetery. (handwritten on article 1912)

 

KREJCAR George Anton

Age 74 a lifetime resident of Erin, NY died on Monday April 18, 2011 after a long courageous battle with cancer. George was born December 19, 1936 in Erin, NY the son of the late Charles and Clara Rott Krejcar. He was also pre-deceased by siblings, Virginia Taylor (Jerry), Bederick Krejcar (Ruth), Lydia Elston and Wilma Phytila (John). George is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 33 years, Marjorie Plate Krejcar. Children: Bonnie (Tim) Glazewski of Virginia; Barb Miner of Cortland, NY; Dan (Amy) Krejcar of Virginia; Alan (Donna) Barton of South Carolina and Doug (Chris) Barton of Elmira, NY. Special grandchildren: Melissa Miner and fianc? Brandon Stark; Michael Barton, along with Christopher and Nicholas Glazewski; Brittany and Jonathan Krejcar; Alana Barton; J.D. Barton; Andrea (James) Gleason; Ben and Andrew Jackson. Great granddaughter Kyleigh Gleason. Brother-in-law: Frank Elston of Lowman, NY; special nieces: Elaine Kio, Judy Elston and Joyce (Ken) Taylor. Many other nieces and nephews and extended family. George's good nature and humor endeared him to everyone he met. He had a special bond with his card playing buddies, George Hartman, Charlie Gray, Bob Cundy, Craig Cundy, Mike Buck who knew him as "Buttercup", and the Thursday night gang at the Breesport Rod and Gun Club, and also his good friend and neighbor Bob Wood. He enjoyed his winter home in Dade City, Florida and all our special friends there. George was a graduate of Horseheads High School, served in the US Navy aboard the Destroyer CP Cecil, retired from Westinghouse. He was a former President of IBEW Local 1033, Supervisor of the Town of Erin Commissioner of Erin Fire Department, President and Sexton of the Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, Member of the Horseheads American Legion Post #442, Erin Historical Society, Erin Senior Citizens. George loved his Yankees, fishing in the pond, setting on the back porch watching the deer and turkey and other wildlife. He was also an avid gardener and had the knack of preparing delicious meals from whatever he had available. The Krejcar home was always filled with friends and family at any given time. An informal gathering in celebration of George's life will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, on Thursday April 21, 2011 from 4-8 PM. George's funeral services will be held at 11 AM on Friday April 22, 2011 at the funeral home. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Krejcar.      Star Gazette – April 20, 2011

 

KREJCAR - TAYLOR, Virginia
Age 90, of Erin, NY, died on Saturday, August 9, 2008, in Hornell, NY. Mrs. Taylor was born in Petersburg, VA, on July 31, 1918, the daughter of the late Charles and Clara Root Krejcar. She loved traveling, making jewelry, canning, gardening and was a talented seamstress. Mrs. Taylor owned Taylor's Christmas Tree Farm in Erin, NY; she taught classes at Home extension and worked for Remington Rand during WWII. She was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Taylor; and also, Richard Kirscke, Lydia Elston, Wilma Phytila and Bedrick Krejcar. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Donna Taylor of Erin, NY, Jerry and Sandra Taylor of North Chemung, NY; daughter, Joyce Taylor and Ken Ellison of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Kathleen and Jeffrey Witt, Jim Jr., Taylor and Brenda Frey, Terri Kirscke, Robert and Angie Taylor, Tiffany Taylor; great-grandchildren, Nathan Taylor, Jessica and Derek Martin, and Michael Witt. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, August 12, 2008, from 4 - 7 p.m. Mrs. Taylor's Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, August 13, 2008, at 10 a.m. with the Pastor Stuart Officiating. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Virginia through memorials to the Kidney Foundation, Western NY Area Chapter, 3300 Monroe Ave., Suite 100-D, Rochester, NY 14618.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/10/2008

 

LEWIS - HARRIGER, Florence J.
Age 75, Prescott Ave., died at home surrounded by her family on Oct. 4, 2008. She is survived by her husband, Tom; daughter and sons, Mary Cornett of Wellsburg, NY, Michael (Linda) Zuke and Frank Zuke, both of Elmira Heights, John (Luann) Bentley of Wellsburg, Charles Bentley of Elmira Heights; stepchildren, Charles Harriger and Willard Harriger, both of Groton, NY; sisters, Hazel Cornett of Erin, Pauline Crum of Elmira, Mary Osgood of Brownsville, TX, and Catherine Parker of Horseheads; brothers, Harry Lewis of Rochester, Lester Lewis of Coplay, PA, and Jack Lewis of Cape Vincent; 36 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her parents, Charles and Charlotte Lewis; stepson, Thomas Harriger; and brothers, Charles, Irvin, Arthur, Joseph, Franklin and George Lewis; and sister, Sarah Fairchild. Florence was a caring and devoted wife and mother. Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service to take place in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin on Friday, Oct. 17, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/16/2008

 

LITTLE Mae L. BUCHANAN 

Age 93 of Church Rd. in Erin died on Saturday November 24, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mae was born in Athens, PA to Harry and Mabel (Jones) Little. She was predeceased by her husband George in 1999. Mae is survived by her daughters, Darlene (Ken) Swartwood of Pine Valley, NY, Shirley (Ray) Urbaniak of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Verna Buchanan of Riverview, FL; grandchildren, Doug Perry, Duane (Lori) Perry, Barbara (Ken) Congdon, Daryl Perry Ida (Loren) Bailey, R.J. (Laura) Buchanan, Steve (Christina) Urbaniak; sisters-in-law, Marion Buchanan of Horseheads, Alice Doane of Waverly and Sandra Little of Lowman; 10 great grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews and close and caring friends including Linda Wheeler. Mae was also predeceased by her son, Richard in 2011 and granddaughter, Irene in 1974 and siblings, Donald, Kenneth and Jack Little, Geraldine Dunn and Frances Viselli. Mae was retired from Facet and Bendix Eclipse. She was devoted to her family and loved the time spend with them. All would look forward to her regular Sunday family dinners. In her earlier years she liked dancing with her husband George. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wednesday November 28, 2012 from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Burial service to follow in Scotchtown Cemetery.   Star Gazette - November 27, 2012

 

LYON James W. "small grandpa" Age 79, of Breesport, died Thursday, June 1, 2006. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances (Wheaton) Lyon in 1989. His surviving family includes his children, James (Darlene) Lyon Jr. of Horseheads, Sandra (William) McCormick of Lowman, Fred Lyon of Montour Falls, Michael Lyon of Elmira Heights, Sara (Gary) Harvey of Horseheads, Frances (Michael) Strong of Breesport with whom he resided, Carol (John) Combs of Riverview, FL; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Jim was devoted husband, father and grandfather. He was a retired Assembler with Ingersoll Rand in Corning and a longtime resident of Erin and Breesport. He was also a veteran WWII serving in the US Navy, member of the American Legion Post #601 in Muncy Valley, PA. As an avid outdoorsman, he was also a past member of the Chemung Co. Rod and Gun Club and North American Hunting Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, June 5th, from 6-8:00 p.m. Closing words of remembrances will take place at 8:00 p.m. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin.

MACBLANE James M.
Age 86 of Erin, NY died on Thursday September 27, 2007. He was born in Elmira, NY on April 10, 1921 the son of the late James M. and Catherine Pavlok MacBlane Sr. Mr. MacBlane was a WWII Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy. He was a Tool and Dye engineer for Hardinge Brothers in Elmira, NY. James was a member of the Elmira Heights Legion. One of his passions was tending to his gardens he loved flowers and planting. He was pre-deceased by his parents; brothers and sisters: William MacBlane, Agnes Bates, Catherine Coe, Anna Jane Kelly, David MacBlane. Mr. MacBlane is survived by his loving wife Blanche Cernik MacBlane; sons and daughters-in-law: James M. and Rose MacBlane III of Erin, NY; Robert M. and Julie MacBlane of Preble, NY; Jacqueline and Robert Anderson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Jody, Rebecca, Robert and Bradley MacBlane; Beth and Todd VanDeBussche; Janet, Heather and James Anderson; great grandson: Anthony Castanzo; sisters: Frances Gearing of Spencerport, NY; Betty Clark of Horseheads, NY; Margaret Elliott of Watkins Glen, NY; Theresa Pettitt of Waverly, TN; Loretta Lynch of Mesa, AZ; Mary Johnston of Elmira Heights, NY; Eleanor Folnsbee of Montour Falls, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday October 1, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. MacBlane's Funeral Services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday October 2, 2007 at 11 AM. Interment in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. MacBlane. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/29/2007 - 9/30/2007.

MALLACOCCIO LaVern I., Sr. (Blacky)
Age 79, of Elmira, NY. He was born May 24, 1929 in Erin, NY, son of the late Salvadore and Pearl (Wood) Mallacoccio and died Monday, February 9, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his brothers, Raymond Douglas, Edward and Eugene Mallacoccio; sisters, Regina Trabbold and Jeanne Dillon. He is survived by his sons, LaVern, Jr. (Joann) and Ronald Mallacoccio, both of Elmira; sister, Marjorie Havlen of CA; brother, Walter Mallacoccio of Horseheads; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, February 12 from 3 to 5 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will be in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/12/2009

MANN MARIETTA L. BLACKWELL
Marietta L. (Mann) Age 81, of Horseheads, and longtime resident of Breesport Rd., Erin, died Thursday, July 20, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marietta was predeceased by her husband, Frederick, in 1991; she is survived by her son, Clyde (Pat) Colwell Elkin, NC; stepsons, James (Delores) Blackwell of Seven Valleys, PA, Charles (Bonnie) Blackwell of Northeast, MD; grandchildren, Claudia and Chad Colwell, Shirlene Mase, Sharon Bottone, and J. Blackwell, Mike, Chris, Danielle, Erynn Blackwell, James Blackwell and Barb Redding; brother, Herbert Mann of New Castle, PA; step daughter-in-law, Paulette (Robert) Newton of Pine Valley, NY; several loving great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Marietta was also predeceased by her sister, Lois Parker; brother, Rodney Mann; and stepson, Warren "Chum" Blackwell. Marietta was born June 24, 1925. She was a longtime resident of Breesport and Erin as well as a devoted member of Breesport Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday from 6-9:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in Breesport Baptist Church, 240 Church St., Breesport, NY, on Monday, July 24, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin.

DENNIS A. MATEJKA age 65, of Greenbush Rd. in Erin, passed away Thursday evening, October 16, 2014. Dennis was born in Sayre, PA, on June 24, 1949 to Ira and Helen (Argetsinger) Matejka. He was predeceased by his father, Ira in 2004. His surviving family includes his mother, Helen Matejka of Erin; sisters, Linda (Bruce) Struzinsky also of Erin and Phyllis (Andrew) Stern of Rensselaer, NY; nieces and nephews, Shawn Struzinsky, Shannon (Ted) Hills, Jennifer Frisbie, Jean (Greg) Koski, Joshua Stern, and Sarah Stern; several grand nieces and nephews; and one great grand nephew; aunts and uncles, Irene Watson, Ruth Granville, Harry Miller, and Danny (Carol) Argetsinger. In addition to his father, he was also predeceased by numerous aunts and uncles. Dennis was a history buff. He had great joy on his tractor and taking care of the family farm. He especially enjoyed the time with his nieces and nephews and various adventures with Pat and Fred Howe; extra special care and attention by Danny and Carol Argetsinger. Along with Dennis' witty sense of humor, he also enjoyed the love of his mother's cooking and working aside his father doing projects. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Mon. Oct. 20, 2014 from 2-4:00 p.m. His service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Burial in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Those wishing may also remember Dennis with memorials to Erin Fire Department, PO Box 29, Erin, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/2014

McKIBBIN Kenneth L.
Age 63, of Erin, NY. Ken was born July 13, 1944 in Elmira, NY, to the late William and Charlotte (Hollenbeck) McKibbin, and died unexpectedly on Friday, Dec. 7, 2007. Ken is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Gobrick) McKibbin; daughter and sons, Dorsha (Jim) Moore of Elmira, NY, Dennis (Nicole) McKibbin also of Elmira, NY, Daryl (Valerie) McKibbin of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Joseph Sayers, Sara, Nicholas, Nolin, Emalyn McKibbin, David McCormick, Micheall and Michael Hampton, Jaquie, Rebecca, Lianna and Shelly McKibbin, Anthony Cruz, Shianne, Edward and Veronica Moore; brothers and sisters, Richard (Marie) McKibbin of Horseheads, NY, Donald (Theresa) McKibbin Gaston, NC, Russell McKibbin of Montour Falls, NY, Robert (Donna) McKibbin of Spencer, NY; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Ken was also predeceased by his son, Andrew Kenneth McKibbin; brothers, William, Charles, and John McKibbin, John Eskeli; sister, Velma Dininny. Ken was a graduate of Van Etten High School and Corning Community College. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, son, grandfather and brother. Ken was strong toward his faith as well as a devoted and active member of Erin United Methodist Church. His time was always for his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the Erin United Methodist Church, Church St., Erin, NY, on Wed., Dec. 12, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dorothy-York Alloway officiating. Interment to follow in Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin. Those wishing may remember Ken with memorials to the Erin United Methodist Church, PO Box 127, Erin, NY 14838.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2007.

 

McINTIRE Charles E.

Age 36, was born in Warner Robins GA, on Mother's Day, May 8th, 1974. He died on Friday, April 29th, 2011 at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY. Charles graduated from Southside High School in "93". He was a volunteer at the Pine City Food Bank every other Saturday. He love being around family and friends. He is survived by his former wife, Dawn A. McIntire; daughter, Cora Ann McIntire of Erin, NY; mother, Susan C. Vrooman of Mansfield, PA; father, Charles W. McIntire of Storm Lake, IA; sister and brother-in-law, Katrina and Paul Jenkins and family of Elmira, NY. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, grandparents, two nieces and one nephew and many cousins. Charles also had two special friends that he was very close to, Jamie and Kirstyn Clark of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, May 5th, 2011 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral services will follow at 5 PM with Reverend Bill Vallet celebrating Charles' life. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Scotchtown Cemetery in Erin NY.  The family of Charles E. McIntire do appreciate the outstanding care and trust of the staff at the Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY.  Star Gazette – May 5, 2011

 

MELLIN Herbert Mellin

Age 98, of Elmira, formerly of Erin, NY died peacefully, surrounded by family on January 5, 2011 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center.  Born March 21, 1912 in Toronto, Canada. Son of the late Rev. Arnold and Eleanor (Dickinson) Mellin. His loving wife, Helen (Gardner) Mellin predeceased him in 1960 also predeceased by twin sister, Hilda, infant son, William, loving companion, Gertrude Ingalls, and son-in-law, Rev. David Peterson. Survivors include three daughters, Linda Peterson of West Chester, PA, Beverly (Jared) Buckbee of Elmira and Patricia Nichols of Horseheads; Four grandchildren, Jeanne Buckbee of Elmira, Kelley (Michael) Lutcher of Seattle, Washington, Richard (Tammy) Nichols of Erin and Jeannette Nichols of Elmira; Six great-grandchildren, James (Sara Fredo) Gray and Joshua (Laura) Forrest of Elmira, Danielle, Michael Jared and Moriah Lutcher of Seattle, WA, Brent Nichols of Erin; three great-great granddaughters, Cali and Alyssa Forrest, Anna Gray; and step-great-great grandson, Alex McCartney. Graduated from Bliss Electrical School in Washington, DC. Herbert was a retired custodian from the Horseheads Central School District and worked many years at the Remington Rand. While a resident of Erin he was active in the Erin Methodist Church, Founding member of the Erin Volunteer Fire Department and was a town assessor. Enjoyed hunting with his coon dog and was an avid Yankee fan. The family wishes to extend their heartfelt appreciation to the staff and management of Barton's Adult Home, the staff of 4A and 4D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Southern Tier Hospice for the care given to their father. Flowers will be provided by the family. Donations in his memory may be sent to New Beginnings United Methodist Church 300 E. Miller St. Elmira, NY 14904(envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday, January 8th from 2 to 4 pm followed immediately by his Funeral Service at 4 pm, Rev Mike Weeden, Captains Mike and Kelley Lutcher officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.  Star Gazette – January 7, 2011

 

MESSING - Mr. Herman A. Messing age 78 of 350 Beckwith Rd., Pine City, Tuesday, June 6, 1989.  Friends are invited to attend Funeral and Committal Services at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Thursday at 4pm, with no prior calling hours.  The Rev. Donald Hoff officiating.  Interment, Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin, NY.  Survived by wife of 53 years, Helen Rosekrans Messing; daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Clayton Murphy of Erin, NY; son and daughter-in-law, David and Janice Messing of Pine City; 6 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Fred and Eileen Messing of Daggett, PA, sister-in-law, Mrs. Virginia (Charles) Messing of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Herman was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church and retired from the Elmira Pepsi Cola Bottling Works with 31 years of service (Having served as vice president and secretary-treasurer.)  In January 1979.  Flowers are appreciated.  Those wishing may make contributions to the Webb Mills United Methodist Church in Herman’s memory.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 2 B, Wednesday, 7 June 1989)

MORRISON, Adolphus Adolphus MORRISON died Sunday morning at the home of Mrs. Alice Williams on the Latta Brook road. The decedent was formerly a resident of Addison. He ms survived by his widow, Mrs. Christaini H. Morrison, a brother, John of Canisteo, also two nieces and one nephew. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Williams Wednesday at 1 p. m. Burial in the Scotchtown cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

NEWBERRY - CANNON  Rebecca Age 57 of Millport and formerly of Pine Valley, NY, died  unexpectedly at home Sat. Sept. 17, 2005. Surviving are her children, Ronda (Jay) Rogers of Breesport, NY, Albert Summers (Tammy) of Horseheads, NY, Whendy Simonson of Southport, NY, Donna (Mike) Silvia of Elmira, NY, William (Colette) Summers of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Jamie, Aaron, Matthew, Justin, Rebecca, Dori, Amanda, Anastasia, Anthony Michael, Dakota, Dillon, Lillian, and Caitlin. Her family also includes her husband of 19 years, Michael Cannon; sisters, Hazel, Sarah, Beverly, Deborah; four brothers; and many dear friends. Predeceasing was her former husbands, Albert Summers in 1976, and Billy Miles in 1985; and recently her sister, Mary Sirois. Rebecca was born Feb. 26, 1948 the daughter of the late John and Ethel Newberry in Richmond, VA. Rebecca was a devoted wife, precious mother, grandmother and dear friend. She was always giving of herself despite her own hardships and challenges. Her faith in God and love from her children gave her strength and comfort. Along with her many cats. "Although your time with us was too short, we'll know you will always live forever in our heats and minds. We love you and will miss you dearly." Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed. Sept. 21, 5-8:00 p.m. with her funeral service to take place at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Christian Burial will follow where she will be laid to rest in Scotchtown Cemetery, Erin.

NICHOLS, Winona N. Bush, age 80, a former longtime resident of Ithaca Rd., and more recently Veteran Hill Road, Horseheads, on Monday, December 2, 1996 at Elcor Health Services.  She was predeceased by her husband, Oakley C. Bush in 1987; and her brother Benjamin Nichols.  Mrs. Bush's surviving family includes her daughters, Linda L. Campbell of Pine City, Nelda (Tim) Donnelly of Erin, Marcia (Roland) Neucombe of Heuvelton, NY; sons Oakley C. (June) Bush of Horseheads, Keith (Peggy) Bush of Heuvelton, NY; grandchildren, Mark, Eric and Paul Campbell, Amy Tubbs, Todd and Dan Bixby, Lynell Donnelly, Laura Bush, Traci Vondracek, Melissa Rose, Ed Ryan and Clifton Bush; 13 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Bush was a devoted homemaker and mother.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting and made socks and sweaters for her family.  An excellent cook, she was known for her homemade butter.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads this evening Wednesday, December 4, 1996 fomr 7-9 PM and again on Thursday from 10-11 AM.  Her funeral and committal services will immediately follow at the funeral home at 11 AM with the Rev. Donald Roe officiating.  Interment will be in Scotchtown Cemetery at the convenience of her family.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Pg. 2b, Wed. 4 Dec 1996)
 

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