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)
ADAMSKI - BORAK, Viola L.
Age 96, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died on May 9, 2007 at the Green Home in Wellsboro, Pa. Viola was born on April 8, 1911 in Leetonia, PA. She was the daughter of the late Michael and Mary (Sczepanski) Adamski and the wife of the late John Borak. Viola was a member of St. Casimir's Catholic Church in Elmira, Rosary and Sacred Heart Societies, and the Polish Arts Club. Surviving are two nephews, Chester (Glenda) Sherant and Frank Sherant (special friend, Joyce Colgrove), all of Arnot, PA; and several great-nephews and nieces. In addition to her husband, John, Viola was predeceased by three siblings, Joseph Adamski, Bertha Adamski, Mary Sherant; and a nephew, Daniel Sherant. There will be no public visitation. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., May 14 at St. Casimir's Catholic Church with interment following in Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira. Assisting with arrangements is Zwicharowski Funeral Home in Blossburg.
ADERHOLD –DONNA R. BRIEM -After her long courageous battle with ovarian cancer, Donna R. Briem-Aderhold, born April 29, 1964, passed away Tuesday, August 18, 2015. Donna was predeceased by her mother, Nancy Manning and her father, Donald Aderhold. She is survived by her loving husband, William Briem; brothers, Jeff Manning and John (Sabita) Aderhold; sisters, Christine Fuller and Michelle Terwilliger; along with several nieces and nephews whom she adored. In addition, Donna had many very special people in her life, including a very special relationship with her cousin Julie. Donna graduated from Southside High School in 1982. Shortly thereafter, she became a registered nurse and spent the next 28 years at St. Joseph's Hospital doing what she truly loved. On a modest income, Donna traveled the world. She took her first trip to Egypt all by herself at the age of 23. From that time on, she chose an exotic or historical place to travel to every year. Among some of her travel sites include France, Germany, Turkey, Italy, Prague, Kenya, Venezuela, China, Thailand, Amsterdam, Hungary, Scotland, Ireland, and Morocco, which was her favorite destination of all. Donna had many tastes when it came to travel. She enjoyed discovering the world by visiting five continents, yet also had a passion for simple camping at Keuka Lake. Donna loved life and lived in the moment, surrounding herself with friends and family. She was the ultimate hostess and entertainer. She threw the most elaborate gatherings and loved her "girls' nights" filled with her favorite music of jazz and classical, laughter and best friends. Donna was the matriarch of her family, orchestrating all of the holiday dinners. Further, she was also the glue that held her circle of friends together. Through her amazing circle of friends and summers at the lake, she finally met the love of her life, Billy. Though night and day, they both brought out the best in each other. Billy brought a smile to Donna's face that only he could. Services will be held at St. Mary's Church on the Southside at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, August 27, 2015, followed by interment at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. A reception for family and friends will be held at Donna and Billy's home. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Mary's Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/2015
Affeldt, Paul F.
Age 73, of 346 W. Thurston St., Elmira, Sunday October 7, 1979 unexpectedly. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral Thursday at 9:15 a.m. from the funeral home followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s cemetery. Survived by sister Helen Affeldt of Elmira; 19 nieces and nephews; several grand nieces, nephews, cousins. Mr. Affeldt was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church and served as a church usher of the 10:30 Mass; retired Elmira Police officer, Elmira Postal Service and a security officer at the Chemung County Airport; member of Elmira P.B.A., Knights of Columbus No. 229 and 4th Degree, Disabled American Veteran’s S.S. Jack Swan No. 13 and American Legion Post No. 443, F.O.E. Eagles Lodge 961, Loyal Order of Moose Lodge No. 517 and B. P. O. Elks Lodge No. 62.
SPLANN, Agnes-Agan. Prayer Service was held Thursday, April 7, 1988 at 8:30 a.m. at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 113 Walnut St., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 9 a.m., Concellebrants of the mass, the Rev. Daniel F. Holland and the Rev. Richard Murphy. Pallbearers were her grandsons, Henry Splann and Martin Splann, Joseph Agan, V. Thomas Agan, Donald Allison and Thomas Mailey. Father Holland and Father Murphy conducted the Committal at STs. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Agnes (Agan) Splann - This is my Great Aunt (My Grandfather Charles Agan's Sister). Mike Agan Plano, Texas
JAMES FRANCIS AGAN - Dad, Papa, Grandpa, Great Grandfather Dear, Jimbo, Chief - Jim died on Saturday, October 10, 2015 surrounded by his loving family. Jim was born October 3, 1932, a son of the late Eugene F. & Marjorie (Manley) Agan. Jim was predeceased by his fantastic wife and life partner, Mary "Babe" Savino Agan in 2006 and brother, V. Thomas Agan. He is survived by his 9 children with spouses: Deborah & Daniel Donovan, Donna & Donald Bennett, Dr. James & Linda Agan, Susan & Patrick Ervin, Mary "Mimi" & David Clark, Vickie Agan, Terese & Jeffrey Hofmann, Mark & Catherine Agan, Linda & Harry Schornstheimer, and the 10th Agan, James & Mary Pirozzolo, his 28 grandchildren and 29 great-grand children. Also surviving Jim are his siblings, Eugene F. & Marian Agan, Susan E. Savino, Patrick Agan & Dennis Dumont, and Ann Wagner; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Savino, Blanche Pirozzolo, William Gamer, Linda and James Collins, Patricia and Tom Mailey; plus a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Jim was employed by the American LaFrance Corporation for 35 years and Schweizer Aircraft for 12 years. He also served his country from 1951-1955 in the U.S.A.F. (Korean War). Jim will be remembered as a gentle, kind loving man with a quick wit. He was the king of one-liners and could make you laugh even up to his last moments. Jim was a devout Catholic and the love for his family was immense. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Monday, October 12, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Jim's memory be made to "Wounded Warrior Project", National Processing Center, P O Box 758541, Topeka KS or Father Damian Milliken African Fund c/o St. Paul's Abbey, P O Box 7, Newton, NJ or to charity of your choice . –Elmira Star-Gazette 1011/2015
AGOSTINELLI Nereo Francesco Of Coconut Creek FL, died peacefully on July 4, 2006, after an extended illness. Born in Lake Como, Italy, June 28, 1932, son of Pier Gaston and Maria Agostinelli. Survived by his devoted wife to whom he would have been married for fifty years on July 7, 2006, Pauline "Polly" (Kujawski) formerly of Elmira, NY. Also survived by his four loving children Peter Agostinelli of Lauderdale Lakes FL, Nancy Agostinelli (Robert) Friedman of Glenview IL, Karen Agostinelli (Malcolm) Versel of Dakar, Senegal and Paul Agostinelli of Margate FL; grandchildren James (16), William (13), and Mary (11) Friedman, Leo (13) and Julia (10) Versel. Mr. Agostinelli was a graduate of the Choate School, Wallingford CT and earned his engineering degree in 1956 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. His career encompassed forty years of professionally rewarding experiences in Italy, Mexico and the United States. Also survived by sister-in-law Josephine Kamas of Rochester, New York and brother-in-law Casmir (Louise) Kujawski of Elmira Heights, New York, numerous nieces and nephews. A Mass of the Resurrection will be held on Wednesday, July 12, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Nereo's memory may be made to Saint Luke Catholic Church, Coconut Creek FL or to VITAS Innovative Hospice Care, 5420 NW 33rd Avenue Suite 100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309. Local arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
JOHN E. ALBRIGHT of Birmingham, Ala., Friday,
Sept. 27, 1963. He formerly was Elmira manager of the Sealtest Corp.
Survived by wife, Mrs. Estella B. Albright; daughter, Mrs. Alfred W. Lucas
of Elmira; son, John E. Albright Jr. of New York City and six grandchildren.
Body will be removed to Hughes Funeral Home, Lake St. Calling hours
today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Tuesday at 9:15
a.m. Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church.
St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963
ALEXANDER Jeffrey T. Alexander
Age 26, of Elmira, died unexpectedly Sunday, June
12, 2011, as a result of a motor vehicle accident while on duty as a Chemung
County Sheriff's Deputy. Survived by his loving family, fiancee and best
friend, Lindsey Holden; stepson and buddy, Tyler; proud parents, Pat &
Ken Alexander, Elmira; sister and birthday partner, Cheryl (Charlie) Williams,
Yonkers, NY; brother and best man, Brian Alexander, Elmira; dear grandmother,
Joyce Troccia, Elmira; uncles, Hal Troccia, Michael (Nicole) Troccia, John
(Susie) Alexander, Donald Alexander; aunt, Sue Troccia; cousins, Tara Holland,
Jennifer Troccia, Derek Cornish, Jason Alexander, Derrick Alexander; fiancee's
parents, Kim & Randy Holden and her brother Tom; many close friends
and his family of fellow officers of the Chemung County Sheriff's office.
Predeceased by grandfather, Harold Troccia; grandparents, Donald &
Norma Alexander. Jeffrey was proud to serve as a Chemung County Deputy
Sheriff. He was a member of the Deputy Sheriff's Association and NYSUPA.
He was a graduate of EFA Class of 2002, received his criminal justice degree
from Corning Community College and also graduated from Broome County Law
Enforcement Academy. Jeffrey loved golfing, hunting, football, swimming,
movies, playing his guitar, history, family genealogy, home improvements
and overall enjoyed life, but nothing more than spending time with his
family, especially Lindsey, Tyler, Cheryl, Charlie, Brian, Mom and Dad.
He was loved by everyone that knew him and his smile and humor will be
forever missed. Those wishing may make a donation in Jeffrey's memory to
an education trust fund for Tyler or a scholarship fund at EFA (envelopes
available at the Funeral Home). Family will receive relatives and friends
at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 15, from 1-4 pm and 6-9 p.m.
A prayer service there Thursday, June 16, at 10 a.m. followed by his Mass
of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 11 a.m. Burial to follow
in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 13,
The funeral of Jeffrey Alexander Of Elmira, New
York was held Thursday June 16th 2011. Family and friends gathered at Kalec
Funeral Home and proceeded to St. Patricks Church where a Mass of Christian
burial was held. The Mass was officiated by Father Rick Farrell, Con Celebrants
Rev Paul Bonacci, Rev Laurence Lord, Rev Jeremiah Moynihan; Alter Server
Ray Rumel, Organist Bob Walsh and Cantor Sue Amisano. Paulbearers Deputies
Richard Matthews, Thomas Kimble, David Padgett James Ritter, Joseph Dieterle,
Patrick Packs, Jeremy Rucker, & John Smith. Placing of the Pall mother
and father Pat and Ken, sister Cheryl, brother Brian, and fiancée
Lindsey. Placing of the Crucifix, grandmother, Joyce Troccia. Reading were
done by uncles, Mike Troccia, Hal Troccia, John Alexander and aunt, Sue
Troccia. Gifts offered by cousins Tara Holland, Jason and Derrick Alexander,
uncle Donny Alexander, and brother-in-law Charlie Williams. Remarks of
remembrance Sheriff Christopher Moss, Randy Holden, and Brian Alexander;
Communion Ministers Susie Alexander, Dan Yorke, Rose Bennett and Don Kalec
Jr. A luncheon was held at the IAV catered by Libs Supper Club following
the services. Jeff's friends hosted a Fund Raiser at Green Derby to remember
and honor him Friday evening. For those wishing to make donations two funds
have been established; One for Tyler and one to remember Jeff and promote
his spirit of lending a helping hand. Star Gazette – June 19,
ALLEN - BESLEY, Beatrice A.
Age 85, of Elmira, NY. She was born March 23, 1923 in Elmira, daughter of the late Walter R. and Nina C. (Smith) Allen and died Thursday, February 5, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband of 51 years, James, in 2001; and is survived by her cousin, John Smith of Horseheads; nephew, Dick Besley of Horseheads; dear friends, Donna and Bob Moshier of Pine City. Mrs. Besley was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. She retired from Winchester Optical; was formerly employed at Remington Rand; a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Horseheads, American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights, F.O.E., Elmira, Elmira Hall of Fame, Elmira Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame and past president and member of the Elmira 600 Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, February 9th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/7/2009
ALLEN –GERALDINE L. STRONG age 95, of Elmira, passed away Sun. Sept. 21, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following a long and full life. Geraldine was born in Elkland, PA on Mar. 23, 1919, daughter of Clarence & Susie Fay Allen. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Floyd L. Strong in 1988; her siblings, Edna Harvey, Reua Fulnsgee, Fay Spence, Neva Bower, Clarence Allen Jr., and Warren Allen; brother-in-law, Michael Savino; and grandson, John Hammond. Geraldine is survived by her children, Shirley Hemenway, Newport, NC, Harold & Roberta Hill, Gulfport, MS, Sharon Buckland, Horseheads, NY Barbara & Richard Travis, Havelock, NC, Donna & James VanDeBogart, Elmira, NY and William Strong, Bristol, IN; sisters, Susie Chinelli, Rochester, NY and Elnora & Michael Savino, Horseheads, NY; 15 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and 12 great great grandchildren. Geraldine was employed by the Remington-Rand and was a machine operator for Eastman Kodak. Dedicated to her family, she enjoyed sewing, knitting and loved her pets. Geraldine was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Elmira for many years. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Elmira on Thurs. Sept. 25, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will take place Fri. at the funeral home 10 a.m. with graveside services in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Geraldine's memory may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park PL, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/24/2014
SAMUEL P. "SKIP" NY died on Saturday December 29, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Skip was a born May 4, 1939 in Elmira, NY the son of Samuel J. Aloi and Fannie M. Sedinger Aloi. Skip was a retired employee of The Elmira Water Board. Skip was pre-deceased by his daughter , Kimberly A. Aloi on May 27 ,1992 ; his mother , Fannie M. Sedinger Aloi, on March 24 ,1997 ; his brother , James E. Aloi , on June 4 , 1981 ; and by his sister-in-law , Nancy Schneck Aloi , on May 31 , 1990. Skip is survived by his father Samuel J. Aloi of Elmira , NY ; grandson : Ranado Aloi of Elmira , NY ; several aunts , uncles , nieces , nephews, cousins , and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads , NY on Wednesday January 2 , 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday January 3 , 2002 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church . The Rev. Stephen Karani will be the Celebrant of Mr. Aloi's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira , NY . The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Skip through memorials to a charity of own's choice.
ALTILIO Angeline M. [Altilio] Pariso
Age 87, of 222 Bloomer Ave., Elmira, NY, died
and her husband, John who predeceased her in 1999. Angie was also predeceased by her parents, Frank and Mary Altilio, brother, Joseph Altilio and sister, Pauline Rossi. Angie is survived by her sons, Patrick (Barb), John (Mary Margaret), Richard (Louise), Donald (Dolleen) and Thomas (Anne); daughter, Mary (Bob) Held; maternal aunt, Grace Bowes; brothers, Francis (Tammy) and Gerald (Jan); sister, Antoinette (John) Pirozzolo; brothers-in-law, Ronald Pariso and Philip Pariso; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Altilio, Anne Pariso, Jeannie D'Amico and Patricia Neal. Angie has 13 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, where she worked as a nurses aide in the Geriatric Unit. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church, a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies, Italian American Veterans Ladies Auxiliary. After retiring , Angie enjoyed her grandchildren, loved playing cards and was an avid Yankees fan, except for this season. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 27th from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take pace there on Thursday, October 28th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the charity of one's choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, October 26, 2010
ALTILIO Pauline L - ROSSI, Pauline L.
Of Horseheads, NY - Was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Campanelli) Altilio, died Saturday, July 31, 2010. On June 7, 1947 Pauline married Daniel J. Rossi. He preceded her in death November 19, 1996. Her brother, Joseph Altilio; brothers-in-law, Dominic and Leonard Rossi; sister-in-law, Antoinette "Nettie" Rossi Berg also predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children and their spouses, Daniel J. (Diane) Rossi of Horseheads, NY, Mary Frances (Joseph) O'Rourke of Horseheads, NY, David (Barbara) Rossi of Pittsburgh, PA; beloved grandchildren, Brett O'Rourke, Daniel Rossi III, Janelle O'Rourke, Ian Rossi, Emily Rossi, Paula Rossi, Jamie Rossi, and Jack Rossi; adored great-grandchildren, Dominic Muccigrosso and Brody O'Rourke; sisters, Angeline Pariso and the late John Pariso of Elmira, NY, Antoinette (John) Pirozzolo of Elmira, NY; brothers, Francis (Tammy) Altilio of Pine City, NY, Gerald A. (Janiene) Altilio of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Evelyn Altilio of Tennessee, Gaetana Doty of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, George (Judy) Rossi of Horseheads, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Pauline retired from Coca Cola in Horseheads, NY having worked for a number of years as a secretary/ bookkeeper. She devoted her life to her children and family and enjoyed every moment spent with them. She had a strong passion and enjoyment for baking desserts and creating traditional Italian-American dishes. She was well known for her delicious cakes, cookies, breads and pasta dishes, particularly at family events and celebrations. Pauline lived a very active life. She was an avid reader and delighted in traveling to such places as Italy, New England, Florida, California, Hawaii and the National Parks. She also enjoyed watching the New York Yankees and playing bocce. During her early years she was an active bowler playing for numerous teams at the Rossi Bowling Alley. In recent years she participated in the Senior Olympics in Chemung County. She was an active member of the Italian-American Veterans Club, The Broad Street Senior Citizens Club, The Red Hat Society, and also volunteered her services at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. She was a faithful communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Elmira. Pauline was an avid card player and member of several local card clubs, her favorite games being Canasta and Pinochle. Her family was most important to her. She loved and supported her grandchildren and was dedicated to their school functions and activities, especially football and cheerleading. She was always there for her them, no matter what. A Mass of Christian Burial and Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery will be announced at a later date and time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY 14904.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 5, 2010
ALTILIO Pauline L ROSSI, Pauline L. (Altilio)
Of Horseheads, NY - Was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Campanelli) Altilio, died
Saturday, July 31, 2010. A Prayer Service will be held for the family on Saturday, August 28, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Rick Farrell will celebrate her Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery where Pauline will be laid to rest with her beloved Daniel J. Rossi. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Campbell/Savona Fire Department, 4795 Church Street, Campbell, NY 14821 or to a charity of one's choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 22, 2010
Harry Age 95, formerly a resident of Elmira, died in Rochester, NY on January 21, 2002. Mr. Altman lived in Elmira for over 40 years with his wife Madeline and their two children. He was employed by Sears Roebuck for 36 years until his retirement in 1968. He is survived by his children Sonya Murphy and her husband John Murphy of Rochester and Robert Altman and his wife Susan Altman of Skaneateles, NY, five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. A Funeral service will be held at Smith- Fudge- Marshall Funeral Home; 1058 W. Church St; Elmira Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 10:00 a.m.. Rabbi Smookler will officiate. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers, the family requests donations be made to the American Heart Association.
Claude M. Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at the home of his daughter, where he received the utmost love and care. A Prayer Service was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. conducted by John P. Knapp, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial held in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan celebrated the Mass, with Deacon George Welch as co-celebrant. Jack Crowley was altar server. Granddaughters, Kelly and Holly Decker, did the Placing of the Pall. His loving wife, Marie, placed the Crucifix on Claude's casket. Grandchildren, David, Kelly and Holly Decker, gave Readings. Petitions were read by Kelly Decker. Presentation of the Gifts was done by David Decker and his wife Amiee. Remarks of Remembrance were made by his nephew, Craig O'Donnell and close personal friend, Deacon George Welch. Organist, Jean McCormick provided music for the Mass, with soloist Paula Welch. Pallbearers included David Decker, Craig O'Donnell, Frank Companie and Larry Cornell. Following the Mass, graveside services were conducted in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY, by Father Moynihan. Taps was offered by John P. Knapp, and then the Flag was folded and presented to Mrs. Ames by Chief Petty Officers Rory Dudley and Ellen Brennan.
AMES –MARY ELAINE (AMES) DAVIS age 63, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2015. She was the wife of Jon R. Davis, to whom she was married for 25 years. Mary was born on May 25, 1952 in Elmira, NY to John and Dorothy Ames. After graduating from Southside High School in 1970 and attending Mansfield University, she became a nurse. She cared for many over 30 years where she was admired for her warmth, grace, and personal touch. She is survived by her husband, Jon Davis; parents, John and Dorothy Ames; daughter, Kelly Caccia; four step-children; five grandchildren and family and friends who charish the memory of Mary's grace and kindness that she shared every day with everyone she met. Calling hours will be held at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, June 17, 2015 from 10AM - 11AM with Mass of Christian Burial there at 11AM. Father John DeSocio will officiate. Graveside services will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Gifts in her memory may be made to The National Humane Society or to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/16/2015
AMISANO - DONOVAN
Agnes M. "Aggie" Age 54 of Elmira, died Sunday, June 19, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. Aggie was born in New York City on January 15, 1951, a daughter of Margaret Pellecchia Amisano and the late Guido Amisano. In addition to her mother, Aggie is survived by her husband William P. Donovan; children, with their families, Cara L. and Zigmund Brzezinski of Flemington, NJ with children Zigmund Anthony, Maximilian and Sophia Rose; Roy James "RJ" and Lynne Cleveland of Rochester, NY with daughters, Abigail, Alexandra and Amelia; Damien M. and Kristen Cleveland of Rochester, NY with son Damien Peter; Michael J. and Irena Amisano of Worcester, MA with daughter Maria Agnes; stepchildren, with their families, Michael W. and Brooke Donovan of Escondido, CA with daughter Haeley; and Louise and Sonny Flores of San Diego, CA with children Brett and Meagan. She is also survived by her sisters and brothers, with spouses, Mary Anne and Walter Poland of Ithaca, NY; Guy L. and Mary Amisano of Horseheads, NY; Elizabeth and George Welch of Corning, NY; Adele and Bryan Lanahan of Big Flats, NY; and Denis John and Christina Amisano of Watkins Glen, NY; mother-in-law Helen Donovan of Elmira; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. While raising her family Aggie worked at her family's business, Pepsi-Cola-Elmira Bottling Company. Aggie was a devoted mother and grandmother. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, June 21, 2005 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, June 22, 2005 at 12:00 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment to follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Aggie's memory may be directed to Chemung County Right to Life, P.O. Box 735, Elmira, NY 14902.
THOMASINE FAITH ANDERSON infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leonard Anderson of 373 Pennsylvania Avenue died Saturday (Mar. 3, 1934). The child is survived by the parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Anderson. The body is in the Owen McCarthy Funeral Home. Burial at the convenience of the family in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/5/1934
FRANK ANDRAKE age 76, of 93 Morningside
drive, Wednesday, April 22, 1964. He was a retired D.L.A.W. railroad
engineer, communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Survived by
wife, Anna; brother, Stephen of Elmira; sisters, Stephen of Elmira; sisters,
Theresa of Elmira, Mrs. Frances Cron of Union Endicott. Body at the
McInerny Funeral Home. Calling hours Thursday and Friday. 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday at 8:30 a.m. Requiem
High Mass at 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. St. Peter and Paul’s
Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1964
ANDRASKO Margaret "Marge" Oravec
Age 88 of Elmira, NY. She was born April 26, 1923
in Wilkes-Barre, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Sophia (Farenich)
Andrasko and died Friday, March 23, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital after
a lengthy illness. She was predeceased by her loving husband Andrew in
2003, 8 weeks short of their 60th wedding anniversary; son Charles in 1978
and siblings George, Ann, Michael and John. She is survived by her children
Micheleann and Harold Beardsley of McDonough, GA, Diana Oravec of Ithaca,
Edward Oravec and Jeanne Kern of Montpelier, VT, Daria Oravec of Elmira,
daughter-in-law Ann Oravec of Hornell; sister Barbara and Tony Rasimas
of Wilkes-Barre, PA; grandchildren Christopher and Kim Oravec of Plymouth,
MA, Matthew and Michelle Oravec of Rochester, NY, Teresa Beardsley and
Casey Burkes of Nashville, TN, Jennifer and Christopher Singer of Canandaigua,
NY and Timothy and Erin Beardsley of Chambersburg, PA; great-grandchildren
Benjamin, MollieGrace, Andrew, Zachary, Sydney and Jackson along with numerous
nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent
Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, March
25th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, March 26th
at 11:30 am followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St.
Mary's Church. Rev. John DeSocio, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment
will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those
wishing may remember Marge through donations to Immaculate Conception School,
320 W. Buffalo St., Ithaca, NY 14850. Star Gazette – March 24, 2012
ANDREW - WRIGHT
Elizabeth Ann Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Monday, December 4, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born September 2, 1915 in Stamford, CT, to the late Joseph A. and Agnes L. Andrew. Elizabeth Ann was predeceased by her husband, Donald Wright; and brothers, Frank H. (Marie) Andrew and Robert L. Andrew; sisters, Margaret (Justin) McCarthy and Agnes L. Andrew. Survivors include her son, Donald L. Wright, Jr. of Penn Yan, NY; sister, Mary Virginia Brown; sister-in-law, Ellen (Robert) Andrew, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Lauren (Sean) Duus of Kansas City, MO, Jeffrey (Pam) Wright of Menlo Park, CA, and Christopher Wright of Washington, DC; great-granddaughters, Carlie and Lyla Elizabeth Duus, Anna Elizabeth and Phoebe Wright; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins, including Frances (John) McDonough of Pleasanton, CA. Elizabeth Ann was a graduate of E.F.A. and Miss Beardsley's Business School. She was employed in VanCampen's Insurance Office before her marriage and at Broadway Elementary School as a Teacher's Aide for several years until her retirement in the early 1980's. She was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her prayer service on Saturday, December 9th, at 9:30 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
JACOB J. ANDRZEJEZAK (ANDRAKE) late of 1168 North Main Street. The funeral was held today at 8 a.m. at the family home and 9 a.m. at the St. Casimir Church. The Rev.’s A. J. Richard, J. A. Baicerak and L. Szczpanski officiated. The pall bearers were: Vincent J. Ankowski, Martin Gorcyski, Andrew Cucvkowski, Andrew Kozdenba, Paul Stroszynski, Vastino Skoviwecki. The St. Joseph Society attended the service. Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/1932
ANTUZZI Francis Carl Antuzzi
Age 85, of Elmira, died Saturday, September 10,
2011. Born May 27, 1926 to the late Nicholas Antuzzi & Mary (Punzo)
Antuzzi. Survived by wife, Natalie A. (Fredericks) Antuzzi; sister, Rosemarie
A. Antuzzi; brother, Nicholas A. (Nellie) Antuzzi, Jr.; nieces and nephews,
Karen (Mark A.) Hughes Ponzi, Debra A. (Michael T.) Hughes Wolf, Diana
L. Hughes, Rosemary Antuzzi, Joseph F. Antuzzi and Robert A. Antuzzi; several
grand nieces and nephews. Employed with the Elmira Star-Gazette as a pressman,
having retired in 1980. Francis entered the United States Navy in May 1944
and served our country in WWII, receiving an American Theater Medal and
Victory Medal. He was a member of the American Legion and a Life Member
of the Italian American Veterans Club. Those wishing may make a donation
in Francis's name to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, Inc. (envelopes
available at the Mass) There will be no calling hours, but those wishing
may attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 17, at 11:30
a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Military honors will be conducted following
his Mass of Christian Burial. Burial will take place on Monday, September
19, at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family of Francis
wishes to thank the Department of Veterans Affairs, Chemung County Office
for the Aging and Meals on Wheels of Chemung County.
Star Gazette – September 14, 2011
Age 88, of the Falls Home, Montour Falls, formerly of Sullivan St., Elmira, died Wednesday, February 27, 2008. She is survived by her son, Peter Gates, Dunedin, FL; granddaughter, Pamela Ann Gates, FL; grandson, Peter James Gates, VA; great-granddaughters, Ashlie and Kathlyn; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by husband, Edward; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Gates; brother, John Arman; brother-in-law, Fran (Dorothy) Gates. She was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Elmira. At Margaret's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Burial at the convenience of the family in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/29/2008.
GEORGE A. ASELINE of 1302 N. Main St., formerly of Cleveland Ave., West Elmira, this morning, May 11, 1954. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church and a member of its Holy Name Society. Survived by wife, Mrs. Catherine Aseline; brothers, John and James Aseline of Elmira; niece, Mrs. Lawrence Reilly of Wappingers Falls, N.Y.; nephew, James Aseline Jr. of Elmira; aunts, Mrs. Emma Barto and Mrs. Ella Leyden of Elmira; uncle John Manusay of Williamsport. The body is at the Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home, 403 Walnut St. and Wednesday noon will be removed to the family home where friends may call. Prayer service there Friday at 8 a.m., followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The Holy Name Society of St. Patrick’s Church will meet at the home Thursday at 9 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/11/1954
ATKINSON - LaBORE, Dorothy M.
Age 83 of Horseheads and formerly of Sunset Terrace, Elmira Heights, and recently of Horseheads, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on Wed. Nov. 26, 2008, at the Manor at Bethany Village. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband of 48 years, Francis on Feb. 17, 2001; her son, Robert in 1998; and granddaughter, Stephanie in 1997. Her surviving family includes her daughter and son-in-law, Audrey and Michael Davidson of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Susan LaBore of Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Stacy and Tom Witzel of Horseheads, NY; great-grandson, Jarryd Robert Witzel; sisters, Theodora (Gerald) Terwilliger of Elmira, NY, Kathleen Saia of Elmira Heights, NY, Martha (John) Nystrom of Houghton, NY; sister-in-law, Marjorie Atkinson of Horseheads, NY; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Lester and Hazel Atkinson, Dorothy was also predeceased by her brother, Lester Atkinson, Jr., and sister, Gladys Sheldon. Both Dorothy and Fran attended Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights. In her earlier years she was employed at the Elmira Knitting Mill and also Kennedy Valve in Elmira. She was also a member of NARFE. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, on Sunday, Nov. 30, 2008 from 1-3:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/27/2008
AUGUSTINE –FRANCES V. RICHMOND age 90, passed away Thursday, May 15, 2014. Fran was born March 25, 1924 in Morris PA, a daughter of Ludwig and Marianna (Sherant) Augustine. She is predeceased by her husband of 32 years Donald L. Richmond, brothers, Albert, John, Andrew and Edward Augustine, sisters and brothers-in-law, Clara Rosblock, Viola and Walter Pavlawk, Bernice Augustine, George Konkle, Tom Cregan, Nick Tengredi, son-in-law Ted Ives, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Cecil and Dorothy Richmond, and nephew Philip Richmond. Fran is survived by her children, Lester D. Richmond and wife Sally of Cortland NY, Donna L. Richmond, Dianna L. Ives, both of Rochester, Mary F. Richmond of Elmira, sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella Konkle of Fredericksburg VA, Ann Cregan of Rochester, Louise and Robert O'Dell of Seabrook Island SC, Teri Tengredi of Albany NY, Joe Rosblock of New Jersey, ten grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. A hard worker all her life Fran's first job when she moved to Elmira at the age of 16 was a domestic helper for a family. In her later years she worked at Remington Rand and Eclipse. Going out on a blind date Fran met the man of her dreams Don Richmond and they married in 1944. She was a stay at home mom while her husband played professional baseball. After Don finished his baseball career Fran was part of her husband's pit crew at his drag races. A woman of many talents Fran was a master gardener, incredible cook, baker and seamstress. Family was very important to her. Fran took care of her mother and sister-in-law, in her home, in their later years. A devout Catholic, Fran prayed a daily rosary, was a 60 year communicant of St. Mary's Southside, and a member of the Rosary and Altar Society. She and Don were benefactors for St. Ambrose Church in Rochester and Our Lady of Lourdes in Elmira. Fran was also a member of the Ladies of Charity, St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and a Brownie Troop Leader. Fran was a beautiful, well dressed, funny, compassionate, athletic and honest woman. She endured severe dementia during her last 20 years, but was able to stay in her home due to the loving care of her family. Fran is now so happy to be with her family in Jesus. "Better than great job, mom". Family and friends are invited to Fran's Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, May 19, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette5/17/2014
AUGUSTINE Joseph Age 88, of Pine City, NY, died peacefully Friday, November 18, 2005, at his home with his loving wife, Jean, of 60 years, by his side. Joseph was born in Arnot, PA, son of the late John and Pauline Augustine. Joseph served our country in the Air Force during WWII, later retiring from Kennedy Valve as a machine operator. He was an avid outdoorsman, loved hunting, fishing and horse racing. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
AUGUSTINE - KAMAS
Helen P. Of Davis St., Elmira, born on May 8, 1915, died December 5, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Helen is survived by daughters, Mary Ann (Jim) Larson, Elmira, Joyce Kamas and friend, Chuck Peer of Horseheads; granddaughters, Jennifer (George) Andra, Jamison, PA, and Laurie Larson, Hoboken, NJ; great-grandaughters, Payton Andra and Lindsey Andra; sisters, Agnes Curbeau, Penn Yan, NY, Sarah ( Robert) Kujawski and Dorothy Augustine; sisters-in-law, Mary Kamas and Shirley Augustine; brother-in-law, Tony Trifoso, all of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; parents, Jacob and Pauline Sherant Augustine; brothers, Joseph, Stanley, Louis Augustine; and a sister, Mary Trifoso. Helen loved her family and she especially enjoyed and loved her granddaughters and great-granddaughters. Helen was a lifelong communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a member of its Rosary/Sacred Heart Society. Those wishing may make a donation to St. Casimir's Church in her memory (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, December 8, 2006, from 2-4 p.m., a prayer service there Saturday at 10:15 a.m., followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
AUGUSTINE - LEONE, Virginia C.
Age 96, formerly of Copley Street, Elmira, NY, died
on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. She was born on December 29, 1913 in Elmira, NY, to the late William and Amelia (Capozzi) Augustine. Virginia was predeceased by her husband, James V. Leone and brother, Nicholas Augustine. She is survived by her nephew, Richard Augustine of GA; close friends, Dorothy Goodwin, Marge and Robert VanDusen, Charlotte and Bud Malanoski and Pat Hess all of Elmira; along with other close neighborhood friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial for Virginia on Monday, March 29th at 9:30 AM in St. Patrick's Church, with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.27.2010
AUGUSTYN - TOKARSKI
Theresa nee: Augustyn Age 93, of Elmira, died Friday, December 2, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Theresa is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Antoinette and John Duke, Elmira, Jeannette and Thomas Przymusik, Horseheads; son and daughter-in-law, Theodore and Felecia Tokarski, Elmira; daughter-in-law, Marilyn Tokarski, Elmira; grandchildren, Steven Duke, Patricia Pierce, Mark Tokarski, Christina (Andrew) Bodewes, Barbara (Norm) Maynard, Susan (Scott) Keister, Thomas (Jennifer) Tokarski, Jennifer (Frank) Hillman, Jill (Joe) Martino; 12 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; brother, Frank Augustyn, Chicago; one sister and two brothers in Poland; predeceased by husband, Andrew Tokarski; daughter, Helen Tokarski; and son, John Tokarski. Theresa was a member of St. Casimir's Church, the Rosary/Sacred Society and PNA, and a retired employee of Hardinge Inc. A special Thank You to the staff on the 2nd floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their kindnesses and special care they gave to Theresa. Family will receive relatives and friends Monday, December 5th, at Kalec Funeral Home from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer Service there Tuesday, 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 11 a.m., Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Presider. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
CURTIS JAMES ‘BANG’ AUSTIN age 19 of Southport passed away very unexpectedly at home on Sat. Sept. 6, 2014. Born on Aug. 16, 1995 in Elmira. Curtis was the son of Gordon & Kimberly Ogden Austin. He was a 2013 graduate of Southside High School where he was an avid football #87 and lacrosse player. Curtis was a dedicated member of the Southport Fire Dept. assigned to Ladder Truck #1441, employed by Preferred Landscaping, Corning; worked at the Dunn Field Concession Stand for many years, and was looking forward to his enlistment in the U.S. Navy ready to serve in Nov. Surviving is his loving family, father, Gordon J. Austin, Southport; brother, Gordon J. Austin Jr. Southport; mother, Kimberly (Stephen) Seelye, Hewitt, TX; paternal grandmother, Margaret Austin, Southport; paternal uncle, Richard Austin, Panama City, FL; maternal grandparents, Eilene A. (Sonny) Tedesco, Sylvania, PA; George W. (Reta) Ogden Jr., Sylvania, PA; maternal aunt, Christa (William Card) Haflett, Horseheads; several cousins and many friends. Curtis was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Gordon H. Austin; paternal aunt, Sandra Austin; maternal great grandparents, Curt & Betty Boyles. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thurs. Sept. 11, 2014 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Fri. at 10 a.m. with burial Mon. at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in the Austin family plot. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to I Matter Foundation, 116 Breesport Rd. Horseheads, NY or the Southport Fire Dept. 1001 Carl St. Elmira, NY in Curtis's memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/2014
AUSTIN Gordon (SRGP 14144)
A longtime resident of the Southport community died on Friday afternoon,
March 16, 2007 at his home with his loving wife Margaret by his side. Born
on December 10, 1928 in Blossburg, PA, Gordon was the son of Irwin &
Susan Wood Austin. He married Margaret Brown fifty four years ago. They
raised a loving family who survive and cherish his memory. Sons, Gordon
Austin, Southport; Richard Austin, Panama City Beach, FL; seven grandchildren,
Timothy, Ronda, Dawn, Tiffany, Brittany, Gordon Jr. and Curtis; eight great
grandchildren, Joseph, Scott, Dakkota, Anthony, Jessy Mya, Ramzy, and Gavin
Reese; nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to his parents
Gordy was predeceased by his five siblings, and his cherished daughter,
Sandra Jean Waltermire. A talented craftsman, many hours were invested
in woodworking. Many of his items were sold at local flea markets. Gordy
was employed by the Elmira City School District as a painter for nearly
30 years. He always held a special place in his heart for animals. Family
and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126
Broadway, Southport on Monday evening, March 19, 2007 between the hours
of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 with the
Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment will take place in Sts.
Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the families convenience. Memorials may
be directed to the Arthritis Foundation or Southern Tier Hospice in his
AYRES Walter H. Jr.
A longtime resident of Elmira died Friday, July
22, 2011 at Kindrid Hospital, Oakdale, PA while awaiting a lung transplant
at the age 62. Born on November 17, 1948 in Jersey City, NJ son of the
late Walter & Florence Kelly Ayres. Walter was a Transit Bus Driver
for many years employed by Chemung County Transit. His passion was motorcycle
riding and was active in many local riding groups. Walt proudly served
his country during the Vietnam War in the U.S. Army. He was a loving and
devoted husband and father to his surviving family; wife and companion
of nearly 30 years, Patricia Ayres, Elmira; son, Mark Ayres, Elmira; daughters,
Sherry (Brian) Cooper, Elmira; Kelly Ayres, CA; grandchildren, Andrew,
Alex, Kaitlyn, Marco and Anthony; brothers-in-law, Joe (Sharon) Butts,
Wellsburg; Ronald (Barb) Butts, Wellsburg; Lewis White, Elmira; sister-in-law,
Rose (Kenneth Kinner) Gleason, Elmira; niece, Patricia Butler; great niece
and nephew, Gregory and Kaitlyn. Family and friends will be received at
Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday,
July 27, 2011 between the hours of 4-6 pm. Funeral services will follow
at 6:15 pm. Graveside services will take place in St. Peter & Paul's
Cemetery at the family's convenience. Star Gazette –
July 25, 2011