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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

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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County NY
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries

BACCHIERI - PIECUCH
Mary T. (Bacchieri) Compassionate Nurse Of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, June 25, 2005, at Chemung County Nursing Facility where she had resided for the last five years. Mary was born on September 11, 1919 the daughter of the late Alex and Pauline Bacchieri. She is survived by her daughters, Mary Rose (William) Drake of Elmira, NY, Cheryl (Ron) Kelsey of Benton, PA; son, Steven (Deb) Piecuch of Millerton, PA; son-in-law, Philip Deery of Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren, Janelle Drake, Nicole Drake, Jace Steadman, Brian Steadman, Zane Kelsey, Steve Piecuch, Brad Piecuch, Matthew Piecuch, Julie Bailey, Chemaine Osterbind; and seven great-grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Walter Piecuch; and daughter, Elaine Deery. She was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital as a nurse for many years and most importantly she was a loving mother, grandmother and compassionate nurse. It was Mary's request that there be no calling hours and a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, June 27, 2005, at 1:30 p.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Church corner of High and Market Streets, Elmira, NY, Father Rick Farrell will celebrate the Mass. Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Resident Activity Fund. The family would like to thank the staff on the third floor of CCNF for their excellent care and kindness and to Dr. Rupik, Dr. Corbalon and Ken Wrigley.

BACCILE Albert J.
Age 94, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Albert was born on December 26, 1915 in Coaldale, PA, son of the late Liberato and Elizabeth (Scarinci) Baccile. Albert served our country in the United States Army (9th Infantry Division) during WWII. He served on the European Front: Africa, Italy and Normandy. He was discharged as a staff sergeant, along with receiving an honorable Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He was employed for the Civilian Conservation Corps, during the Great Depression. Albert retired as a Code Enforcement Officer for the City of Elmira after many years of service. He also worked for Remington Rand for several years and was a longtime member of the Italian American Veterans Club in Elmira and active member of the Senior Center. Albert was also a longtime communicant of St. Anthony's Church. He was a boxer in the CC Corps and the US Army, but was a very family orientated man. He loved to dance and entertain a crowd. He was an avid reader and sports enthusiast. Survivors include his sons, Alfred and Nick; sisters, Angelina Baccile-Popovich, Betty Baccile-Dandrea and Theresa Baccile-Olson; brother, Tony Baccile; grandchildren, David (Leanne) and their children, Gabriel, Mira and Christian, Peter (Kristy) and their daughter, Emelia, Lisa (Joshua) Navone. Albert was predeceased by his wife, Lucy in 1980; sisters, Helen Baccile-Franzese, Elizabeth Baccile, Connie Baccile-Warner and Mary Baccile-Leftowic; brothers, Tripoli "Paul," Dominick and Nicholas Baccile. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, January 5, 2010, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, January 6, 2010 at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Published in Star-Gazette on January 4, 2010   Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 7 p.m. Today, January 5, 2010 for a prayer service for our deceased comrade, Past Commander Albert J. Baccile.   Signed, Don Kalec Jr., Commander  Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010

 

BACCILE Alfred P.

Age 63 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday August 22, 2012 after a courageous battle with Multiple Sclerosis. Al was born December 7, 1948 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Albert and Lucy D'Orio Baccile. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy High School Class of 1966 and he received his Associate's Degree from Corning Community College. Al was a retired Customer Service Representative for NYSEG in Horseheads, NY and a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Al was a member of The Italian American Veterans' Club in Elmira and The Multiple Sclerosis Support Group. He was a CYO Basketball Coach and Commisioner of CYO for many years. Al loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mr. Baccile is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: David & LeAnne Baccile of Cumming , Iowa and their children Gabriel, Mira, and Christian Baccile; Peter & Kristy Baccile of Corning, NY and their daughter Emelia Baccile; daughter and son-in-law: Lisa M. & Joshua C. Navone of Watkins Glen, NY; brother: Nicholas Baccile of The Villages, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday August 29, 2012 from 4-7 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 AM on Thursday August 30, 2012 at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street at Westinghouse Road in Horseheads, NY. Al will be laid to rest next to his parents in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY.  Star Gazette – August 24, 2012 

 

BACKER - HEIB Catherine (Backer)
Born August 10th, 1926 in Elmira, N.Y. died peacefully on Feb. 7, 2010 at the age of 83. She is predeceased by her husband John E. Heib. She leaves behind three sons, Michael (Cinny) Heib of Painted Post, NY, Martin (Meggie) Heib of Rye Brook, NY, Daniel (Joan) Heib of Victor, NY. and five grandchildren, Ainsley Heib, Evan and Adele Heib, and Christine and Katherine Heib. She is predeceased by her parents Harry and Margaret (Clancy) Backer, brothers Daniel, John, and Robert Backer and sister Margaret (Backer) Wrigley. She is survived by her brother Harry (Bugs) Backer of Elmira, NY, her sister Elizabeth (Joseph) Danaher of Horseheads, NY and many nieces and nephews. Cassie was a loving and proud mother and grandmother. She loved to quilt and was a member of several local quilting guilds. She was a life-long member of the Catholic Church and All Saints Parish in Corning, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Wednesday February 10, 2010 at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY at 1030 am. Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions can be made in her name to The American Red Cross or a charity of your choice. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

CHARLES W. BACKES age 50 of 312 Webber Place, Saturday, Sept. 28, 1963.  He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church, purchasing agent at I. D. Booth Inc.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marguerite Sullivan Backes; sons, Timothy and Paul, both at home; brothers, John of Wilkes-Barre, Joseph of Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Dorothy Gronowski of Blossburg.  Body at McInerny Funeral Home.  Calling hors today and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass in St. Patrick’s Church at 9.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963

BACON Alden F.
Age 89, of Elmira, NY. He was born September 8, 1918 in Elmira, son of the late Charles and Margaret (Recker) Bacon, and died Friday, February 22, 2008, at home. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary in 1995; daughter, Beverly in 1963; and his brothers and sisters. Mr. Bacon is survived by his children and their spouses, Ellen Bacon of Sayre, PA, Jeanne and Gene Deery of Elmira, Bill and Anne Bacon of Elmira; grandchildren, Jeff Deery, Jennifer Deery and Lydia Bacon. Mr. Bacon retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira in 1978 after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during World War II, where he was awarded a Purple Heart for injuries sustained in Okinawa, Japan. He was a member and past treasurer of NARFE. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, February 24th, from 2 to 4 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, February 25th, at 11 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/23/2008.

 

BAILEY Walter E.

Elmira: Age 91, died peacefully at his home with his loving family by his bedside on Thursday, January 10, 2013. Walter was born in Elmira July 8, 1921 a son of Walter E. and Margaret Bailey. He is predeceased by his wife of 66 years Claudia M. Bailey and sister-in-law Virella Russo. Walter is survived by his children, with their spouses, Paul Bailey, Horseheads, Roxanna and David Merriam, Jackson MS, Claudia and Richard Olson, Cortland NY, Carlos and Marcia Mejia, Atlanta GA; 16 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; brother Donald Bailey, Tampa FL; along with several nieces and nephews. A WWII veteran serving in the Army Air Force, Walter met his wife Claudia while stationed in Central America. At the time he didn't speak Spanish and she didn't speak English, but they made it work and had 66 wonderful years together. While in the military he earned the American Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and WWII Victory Medal. Walter worked as a machinist tool & die maker for 20 years at Remington Rand before going to work, in the same capacity, at IBM in Owego for another 20 years. He was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Walter was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Star Gazette – January 13, 2013

 

BAKER - KOENIG
Dorothy B. "Aunt Dot" Age 87 of Norfolk, VA, formerly of Elmira, died on Tuesday, January 17, 2006. Dorothy was born October 19, 1918 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Seth and Marguerite Baker. She is predeceased by her devoted husband Harold M. Koenig. Left to cherish Dorothy's memory are her sister Helen L. Gee; brothers, Orlo W. Baker, Joseph W. Baker and Paul A. Baker; along with numerous loving nieces, nephews; and close friend Pauline Pealer of Elmira. Dorothy was an avid bingo player and spent many happy hours at St. Pius with her friends just waiting for that chance to shout "BINGO". Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 22, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, January 23, 2006 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights . Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, New York 14901.

BAKER – Mrs. Mabel Comereski, age 84, of 1519 Maple Ave., Elmira, died Thursday, March 7, 1991. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Marie Trible of Middleburg, VA, Frances A. & Kenneth Decker of Big Flats; grandchildren, Michael & Irene Trible, Lina Trible, Paul & Debra Trible, all of Virginia; sister, Helen Smith of Oneida, NY; brother & sister-in-law, Herbert & Gerry Baker of Elmira Heights; several nieces, nephews and cousins; dear friend, Iona Miller; caregivers, Hazel Baldwin, Alice Stowell and Sandy Kreidler, all of Elmira. Predeceased by her husband, Charles Comereski on October 26, 1976. Mrs. Comereski was a homemaker. Family will receive relatives and friend at the Con Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral Service Saturday at the funeral home, 10 AM. Interment, St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.

BAKER Orlo W.
Age 89, of Davis St., Elmira, died on October 21, 2009 at Bethany Manor. Orlo is survived by his wife, Jean; son, Daniel (Rita Castillo) Baker, Pine City; daughter, Jo-Ellen (Robert) Weber, San Diego, CA; grandchildren, Samantha and Danielle Weber, Eric, Justin, Shelly, and Michael Castillo and Harrison Lewis; several great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Louise Gee; brothers, Joe (Mary Elizabeth) Baker, Paul (Deborah) Baker; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by infant son, Robert; and a sister, Dorothy Koenig. Orlo was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish, retired from Shepherd Niles, Montour Falls, a life member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #941 and a longtime member of the Elmira Bowling Assn. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, October 27th, from 1-3 & 6-8 p.m., a prayer service there Wednesday at 9 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may make a donation in his memory to Meals on Wheels (envelopes available at the Funeral Home).  Published in Star-Gazette October 25, 2009.

WALTER P. BAKER of 766 Cedar St., Saturday, March 4, 1961.  He was an employee of Hardinge Bros. Inc., and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Irene Baker; daughters, Mrs. John Harnas, Mrs. Norman Ferris; son, William, all of Elmira; brothers, Frank of Westport, Pa., John, Michael, both of Elmira, Joseph of Rochester; sisters, Mrs. Bernice Raniewicz, Mrs. Francis Curvish, Miss Mary Baker, all of Elmira, Mrs. I. Frank Luz of Stratford, Conn.; two-grandchildren.  Body at Keefe Funeral home.  Calling hours today 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.  Prayer service there Tuesday at 8 a.m.  Solemn Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Mary’s Church, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 3/6/1961

BALDICK - BRIMMER, Patricia D. (Baldick)
Age 50 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 10, 1958 in Elmira, daughter of the late Donald and Sylvia (Hodge) Brimmer and died Thursday, September 3, 2009, at the Robert Packer Hospital. She was predeceased by her granddaughter, Alissa Renee Tollinchi and is survived by her children, Angela Baldick, Mark Baldick, Jr., Serena Baldick and Sylvia Baldick along with their father, Mark Baldick, Sr., all of Elmira; sisters and brothers, Mary Milks of Elmira, Brenda Starkweather of Horseheads, Donald Brimmer of Elmira Heights, Dorothy Baldick of Elmira, Cindy Stebbins and Betty Combs, both of Spencer, NY, William Brimmer of NC; companion, Stanley Wood, Jr. of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 8th, from 12 to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2009

BALL - TORMEY, Rose Ball
Age 92, a life long resident of Elmira Heights, died Saturday, July 4, 2009. Rose was born November 8, 1916, daughter of Nicholas and Julia Bubniak Ball. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph Tormey. Rose is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Jacqueline and Walter Ermold of Horseheads, with children, Kara (Martin) Mechalke, Kristen (Craig) Michael, James (Lisa) Ermold; Patricia and Daniel Smarsh of Elmira Heights, with children, Laura (Scott) Polin, David, Christina, Kathaleen, Stephanie, Timothy, Mary Beth and Matthew Smarsh; Jean and Cal Keenan of Elmira, with children, Chad (Kearston) Keenan, Megan (Justin) Bayer; 12 great- grandchildren, Erica & James Mechalke, Jared & Evan Michael, Kayla & Kendra Ermold, Sydney Forcier, Claire & Keith Polin, Rose & Julia Bayer, Caitlin Keenan; sister-in-law, Jeanne (Donn) Slocum of Clifton Park, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rose was a long time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, where she was a member of the Rosary & Altar Society. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 9, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights, with Reverend Christopher Linsler presiding, assisted by Deacon William Dougherty. Interment to follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family requests memorial donations to either Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 4D Skilled Nursing Facility, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or St. Charles Borromeo Altar & Rosary Society, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2009

RONALD G. BALL
 Ronald G. Ball, 39, of Rochester, NY and formerly of Elmira died July 11, 1990 at Highland Hospital in Rochester. He was a 1968 graduate of EFA and actively involved in labor relations in the Rochester area. He is survived by his mother, Florence of Elmira; sisters, Barbara Repsher of Elmira, Patricia Comfort of Anniston, AL, Linda Kulago of Gillett, PA, Marilou Pierson of Muich, West German, Susan Piper of Elmira and Annmarie Ball of Alexandria, VA. A mass of Christian Burial was held July 14 at St. Cecilia's Church in Elmira with burial to be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, July 19, 1990)

 

BAMBURY Mary Murray

Elmira: died Sunday, February 20, 2011 at her home after a brief illness. Mary was born June 10, 1913 a daughter of Edward and Mary Bambury. She is predeceased by her husband John B. Murray, and brother, Edward Bambury. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, J. Tony and Patricia Murray of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and John DeLaney of Syracuse; son and daughter-in-law, David and Lois Murray of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, M. Virginia "Ginny" and Michael Wolf, with whom she resided. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Matthew, Mary Elizabeth, Michael (Kelley), and Helene (fianc? Josh Colegrove) Wolf; David (Sandra) and Sean (Angela) Murray; Melissa Miller and Jack (Kelly) Murray; Joel (Karin), Justin, Brian (Angelique) and Michael DeLaney; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary was a wonderful and loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and aunt. A devout Catholic, Mary was a life-long member of St. Patrick's Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, February 24, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, February 25, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Mary's family would like to send special thanks to Hospice nurse, Kate Hembrooke for the wonderful care she provided to their mother over the last several months. Those wishing may remember Mary with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or a charity of one's choice.

Star Gazette – February 22, 2011

 

BANDUR - DUSTER
Anita C. Age 86, died on Wednesday, December 28, 2005, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. She is survived by her daughter, Theresa and Lawrence Stephens; grandchildren, Anne Marie (Jack) Lewis of Piercefield, NY, Mark (Astrid) Stephens of N. Miami, FL, Susan (Mark) Taylor of Bethlehem, PA; great-grandson, Alexander Lewis of Piercefield, NY; sisters, Dorothy Sivers of CA, Helen Marie Keefer of MT. Anita was predeceased by her husband, Edward Duster May 11, 1985; and brothers, Edward, Bernard and Louis Bandur. Funeral service will be at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Saturday, December 31, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. Father Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira.

 

BANIK Stanley J. Banik

Stanley J. Banik, 86 of Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Wellsboro and Mansfield, died Monday, Aug. 12, 2013.  He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Theresa Naida Staight Banik; sons, Steve (Lisa), Michael (Mary Ann), Gregory, Mark C. (Jessica), Christopher (Shiva) Banik; daughters, Teresa (Michael) Capuzzo, Kathleen (Mohammad) Sanati; stepdaughter, Christine (David) Britton; stepsons, Harry "Skip" (Cathy), Daniel (Christine), Mark Staight; 16 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by parents, Joseph and Blandyna Sady Banik; siblings, Mary Beaderman, Ann Boroch and John Banik. Stanley was a self-employed contractor/builder, former member of St. Stanislaus Parish, Blossburg and the Soaring Polka Association. He was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish and a member of the White Eagle Club. Those wishing may attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 11 a.m., in St. Casimir's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Stanley's name to Christ the Redeemer Parish, 1012 Davis St. Elmira, N.Y. 14901 or CareFirst 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, N.Y. 14830 (envelopes available at the Mass). Special thank you to: Kiri Sue, Mary Ann, Lori (CareFirst nurses), Cathy, Skip, Dan, former daughter-in-law, JoAnn Banik, and brother-in-law, Joseph Boroch. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira, NY.   Wellsboro Gazette – August 17, 2013

 

BANNON Joseph J."Papa Joe"

Elmira: Age 75, died Sunday, September 1, 2013. Joe was born in Wallkill NY January 10, 1938, son of the late John J. and Marie (Votrey) Bannon. He is also predeceased by his son Joseph M. Bannon and sister Rita Ansett. Joe is survived by his wife of 49 years Jacquelyn Foody Bannon; son and daughter-in-law, Pat and Tracy Bannon, Watkins Glen, with their sons, Patrick and R.J.; granddaughter Karly Bannon, Elmira, with her mother Julie Bannon; sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Wayne Sowers, Elmira, Mary and Merle Baylor, Florida; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Gladys Bannon, Horseheads; sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Maureen and Dennis McKernan, Pine City; Michael Foody, Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He had been the owner of Kings Dairy on the Southside for many years. Joe also worked as a painter for Bottcher Painting. He was an avid Bingo player. Friends are invited to Joe's service on Friday, September 6, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – September 4, 2013

 

BARCLAY Richard W "Scotty"

Elmira: Age 79, died unexpectedly at home on Friday, June 3, 2011. Scotty was born in Glasgow Scotland on August 3, 1931 a son of the late Richard and Eleanor (Ironside) Barclay. He was predeceased by his wife, Catherine Carozza Barclay in 1996. Scotty is survived by his son, Richard J. "Rick" Barclay of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Brian M. and Julie L. Barclay of Charlotte NC; grandchildren, Kerry, Joseph, Brian and Sarah Barclay, Jordan Hill and Patrick Brady; sister, Jean Barclay Cirulli, with John Paterson of Glasgow; aunt, Joyce Hill of Glasgow; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Julius and Kathleen Carozza of Elmira, Patricia and Robert Dwyer of Tampa FL; several nieces, nephews and friends. Scotty was a veteran of the British military. While serving in the military he was a boxer and soccer player. He went on to play soccer for the Springburn United FC. Scotty moved to the United States in the mid 1950's. He was a longtime sales manager for Elmira Tobacco Co. and later Queen City Liquor of Buffalo NY. Scotty was a member of the American Legion Bentley Post #443, the Queen Elks Club-Benjamin Street, the American Scottish Society, and a bass drum player for the Caledonian Highlanders Pipe Band. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there at 7:15 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at a later date. It is the request of Scotty's family that those wishing to honor his memory may do so with donations to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2011

 

MARK ANTHONY BARNES age 20 of 812 Windsor Ave., Monday, June 10, 1968.  Body at the Barrett Funeral Home where friends may call Tuesday and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service at the funeral home Thursday 9:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Burial in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert F. Barnes, Elmira; brothers, Staff Sgt. Michael Barnes in Viet Nam, Patrick, Casey and Richard, all at home; sisters, Shaun, Gail, Shannon, Megian, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. A. C. Barnes, Elmira; maternal grandfather, B. J. Marcus, Peoria, Ill.  Mr. Barnes was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1968

 

AMBROSE A. BARNESKI, 53 of Huntington Park, Calif., formerly of Elmira, Thursday, Aug. 17, 1961.  He was a former employee of the Elmira Foundry.  Survived by brother, Joseph of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Theresa Baker, Mrs. Martha Affeidt, Mrs. Wanda Koniski, Mrs. Ida Przygoda, all of Elmira.  Body at Kalec Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 9:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 10 in St. Casimir’s Church, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Recitation of Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/19/1961

 

BARNSTEAD Robert

Age 80, formerly of 762 Thompson St. Southport, died Thursday December 20, 2012 in Big Flats following declining health. Born on July 16, 1932 in Elmira, Bob was the son of the late William Barnstead & Catherine Wrigley Lafferty. In service to his country, He was enlisted in the US Army from 1950 - 1954. Bob married Rose Marie Pavlina in 1958. He was employed by R.K.& B as an Industrial Buyer and Wells Supply until his retirement. A family man, Bob provided well for his family and cherished time spent with them. Surviving is his loving wife of 54 years, Rose Marie Pavlina Barnstead, Big Flats; their sons, Steven (Susan) Barnstead, Big Flats; and Robert (Cheryl) Barnstead, Newport News, VA; two grandchildren, Olivia and Liam; sister, Joyce Hickey, Amherst; several nieces, nephews and family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Sunday December 23, 2012 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – December 21, 2012

 

BARONE Leon
Age 77, of Grand Central Ave, Elmira Heights, NY, died Monday, January 19, 2009, at his home with his loving family by his side. Leon was born on July 30, 1931 in Pittston, PA to the late Victor and Helen (Pesta) Barone. Survivors include his wife of 52 years, Wilma (Slater) Barone; sons, Albert Barone, Richard (Rose) Barone, Mark Barone, Kenneth Barone, Brian Barone and Steven E. Slater; grandchildren, Jessica, Jonathon, Todd, Kristy, Sarah and Mark; great-grandson, Damien. Leon was predeceased by his son, Steven Barone in 1967; brothers, Victor Barone and Raymond Barone; sister, Bertha Szabatura. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 21st, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 5 p.m., with Father Jeremiah Moynihan officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

BARONE Victor J. Age 79, of 416 Elmira, NY. He was born June 4, 1927 in Pittston, PA, son of the late Victor Edward and Helen Margaret (Pesta) Barone, and died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his sister, Bertha Szabatura; and is survived by his loving wife of 54 years, Ann (Hurley) Barone; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and Kevin Anderson, Karen and Michael Lepkoske, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Kristen (Joseph) Tremblay of Alton Bay, NH, Keri Powers, Ashley and Marissa Lepkoske, all of Elmira; brothers and sister-in-law, Leon and Wilma Barone of Elmira Heights, Raymond Barone of Horseheads; brother-in-law, Raymond Szabatura of Victor, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank and Ellen Kubiak of Wilton, NY, Charles and Marian Bristow of Land O' Lakes, FL; along with a host of nieces, nephews and close friends. Victor was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed life to the fullest especially with his family and friends and enjoyed being part of the "breakfast club" Thursdays and Sundays at the southside McDonald's. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church Southside, retired from Westinghouse Corp., was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during the Korean War, and was an avid fisherman. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, March 11th from 2 to 5 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, March 12th at 11:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

BARRETT Eugene J. Barrett, Sr., retired dairy farmer, of Marshview, Towanda RD4, died
peacefully at home on the family farm, surrounded by his children and grandchildren, on Sept. 11, 2010.  Born Aug. 23, 1923, he was the son of the late Patrick J. and Jane A. Barrett. He was a 1941 graduate of Towanda High School and studied agriculture at Penn State University. On June 10, 1950 he married the former Mary Grenell and together they operated the family farm and raised seven children. Their 55 years of marriage ended with Mary's death in 2005.  Gene was a lifelong member of SS Peter & Paul Church; a Third Degree member of the Knights of Columbus; a charter member of the Rob Wood Mountain Gun Club, holding various offices for 40 years; a member of the Towanda Gun Club; and an active member of the Elks for many years.  Gene was a member and delegate for many years of Eastern Milk Producers and made numerous trips to Washington, D.C. to advocate for fair milk prices. In addition, he served for 12 years on the Bradford County Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee.  An avid hunter and sports fan, Gene rooted for Penn State, Notre Dame and Towanda football. Gene engaged in all aspects of country life, hunting, snowmobiling and riding his ATV. He enjoyed clambakes, good neighbors and get-togethers with friends and family, possessing dear friends of many different generations. In addition to his wife, Mary; he was predeceased by his brothers, George, Joseph and Anthony.  He is survived by his seven children, Mary Jane Barrett of Philadelphia, George Barrett and his wife Carmela, of Ewing, N.J., Helen Barrett of Towanda, Jim Barrett and his wife Cindy, of Towanda, Kathleen Corbett and her husband Kim, of Towanda, Gene Barrett, Jr. and his wife Lori, of Towanda, and Jody Barrett and his wife JeJe, of Towanda; 13 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brother, Pat and his wife, Betty; and sisters-in-law, Rita Barrett and Alice Grenell.  A viewing will be held from 4-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday at SS Peter & Paul's Church, 106 Third Street, Towanda, Pa. The family suggests that memorial gifts be directed to St. Agnes School, 102 Third St., Towanda, PA 18848. - Towanda Daily Review, September 13, 2010

BARRETT LINDA J. SCHWARTZ
Linda J. Age 56, of Borden Hollow Road, Corning, NY, died Monday, September 11, 2006, at home. She is survived by her husband, John A. Schwartz, Sr.; three sons, John (Carletta) Schwartz Jr. of Lowman, NY, Shon Schwartz of Corning, NY, Bryon Schwartz of Corning, NY; three sisters, Kathleen Chilson of Lawrenceville, PA, Cheryl (Jim) Waite of Elmira Heights, NY, Bonnie (Jim Davenport) Barrett of Elmira, NY; and one brother, Kevin (Mary) Barrett of Horseheads, NY. Calling hours will be Friday from 6 to 9 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St., Corning, NY. The Funeral Service will be held on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at St. Vincent de Paul Church, 222 Dodge Ave., Corning, NY. Burial in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

BARTHOLOMEW - CAPOZZI, Bertha M., Age 94, formerly of Elmira, NY. She was born May 24, 1913 in Watkins Glen, NY, daughter of the late Gerald and Pauline (Peters) Bartholomew, and died Thursday, March 13, 2008, in Largo, FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Valentine in 1950; and daughter, Patricia McKlevis in 1992; and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ermina and Lee MacKeil of Largo, FL; son-in-law, Paul McKlevis of Elmira; sisters, Anita Hoy of Watkins Glen, and Lucy Edgerly of Elmira; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild. Mrs. Capozzi was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She retired from Artistic Card and was employed at the NYS Fire Academy in Montour Falls. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, March 16th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, March 17th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/15/2008.

BARTHOLMEW - EDGERLY, Lucy M.
Age 91, of Elmira, died Friday, May 9, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital – SNF. Lucy was born April 5, 1917, a daughter of Gerardo and Angelica DiPasquale Bartholmew. She is predeceased by her son Richard C. Edgerly, sisters, Pauline Peters, Nellie Capozzi, Bertha Capozzi, brothers, John and Daniel Bartholmew. Lucy is survived by her daughter-in-law Dorothy Edgerly; grandchildren, Steven Edgerly, Beth (Scott) Smith, and Mark Edgerly, all of Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Jessica, Shelby, and Hannah Edgerly, Chad and Megan Smith; sister Anita Hoy of Watkins Glen; along with several nieces and nephews. Lucy was retired from Trayer Products after many years of service. She was a long time communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She later attended St. Patrick's Church after the clustering of the parishes. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 12, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Lucy may be remembered through donations to The Falls Home, 111 Schuyler Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/11/2008.

 

BATEMAN Dr. John J. (Jack)

Ft. Pierce, FL: Dr. John J. (Jack) Bateman, Classics Professor emeritus, died March 6, 2011 in Fort Pierce, Florida. The oldest of three children, Jack was born February 17, 1931 in Elmira, New York to Joseph Earl and Etha Bateman. In 1952, he married Patricia Ann Hageman and they enjoyed 50 years of marriage before her death in October, 2002. Jack is survived by two daughters, Kristine B. Miranne (Rodney) of Detroit, Michigan, Kathleen Bateman (Bill James) Bateman of Champaign, Illinois and one son, John Eric Bateman (Laura) of Carterville, Illinois. Also surviving is Jack's sister Mary Ellen Miles of Elmira, 5 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and Patricia Smith, his loving companion of the past several years. Jack was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Patricia, his brother, Joseph Bateman, and a granddaughter, Rachel I. Coleman. A memorial mass will take place on Friday, June 24, 2011 at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Jack with a donation to the Humane Society or charity of choice.  Star Gazette – June 19, 2011

 

BATTISTA Antonino "Matteo"

Age 60 of Elmira, died Sunday, May 29, 2005 in Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by wife, Santina; sons, Domenico Battista, FL, Marco Battista, Syracuse; daughter and son-in-law, Sonia and Raymond Johnson, NC; daughters, Stefania Battista, Syracuse, and Monica Battista, NC; grandchildren, Stefano Johnson, Kayla Johnson and Casey Battista; mother-in-law, Trimeliti Concetta, Italy; sister and brother-in-law, Maria and Salvatore Sidari and Family, Elmira; sisters, Rosa Casella Battista, France, Mimma Scarpella Battista, Italy; uncles, Antonio DiPietro and Family, Australia, Ginseppe DiPietro, Australia, Demauri Emrio and family, Australia; many nieces, nephews and cousins including, Angelo Daqui and Family, Elmira, Tony Daqui and Family, Long Island, Nino Cosaleto and Family, Canada, Rosa Marra and Family, Canada and many friends. Predeceased by parents, Sara and Domenico Battista. Donations may be made in his name to his family (envelopes available at the funeral home). Antonino was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and an employee of Cameron Manufacturing. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, June 1 from 5 to 8 p.m. Prayer Service there Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter Wainwright, Celebrant. Burial at the convenience of the family in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

BAUER - MUSTICO, Arlene B."Buzzy"
Age 75, of Elmira, died Sunday, May 24, 2009 in Newark, NY. Arlene was born February 6, 1934, the daughter of the late Arthur M. and Lena Clearwater Bauer, stepdaughter of Isabelle Bauer. She is also predeceased by her brothers-in-law, Rinaldo and Orlando Mustico, and sister-in-law, Lucy Mustico. Arlene is survived by her husband of 55 years, Carl U. Mustico; children, Joseph A. Mustico, of Elmira, with wife Tracy and sons, Collin and Daniel; Arthur W. Mustico, of Rochester, with wife Christie and children, James and Johanna; Gina T. Mustico of Stamford, CT; Orlando J. Mustico of Orwell, VT; Carl U. Mustico, II, of Elmira; John M. Mustico of Webster, NY, with wife Ann and children, Nina and Alec. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Douglas and Barbara Bauer of Elmira Heights; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carmen Mustico of Elmira, Alexander and Diane Mustico of Worster, NY, Joseph and Elizabeth Mustico of Richmond, VA, Joan Mustico of Horseheads, Theresa Mustico, Josephine Mustico, Mary Mustico, all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, including her very special family member, Marty Whitford. Buzzy worked for many years as the Registrar at Elmira Free Academy. Throughout her life she shared her artistic talents of drawing, sewing, and decorating cakes, for family and friends. Buzzy was a long time communicant of St. Anthony's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, May 27, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 28, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Buzzy was very fond of animals. Anyone wishing to make a donation is asked to support the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

MICHAEL BEACH age 75 of 225 Kendall Place, Elmira, NY, Wednesday, April 27, 1988 at home after an extended illness.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Service will be held there Saturday at 10 a.m.  Burial St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, John and Marian Beach of Sayre, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Peter Popovitch and sister, Kathryn Mowchan, all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was a veteran of World War II, a retired employee of the Bendix Corp., member B.P.O.E. 62, Catholic War Veterans 1178, VFW 154 and the Ukranian American National Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1988

BECRAFT Joseph H. Age 75, of Horseheads, died Tuesday, June 14, 2005 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Joe was born January 2, 1930, a son of the late Myron and Ann Davies Becraft. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Dolores Bernabei Becraft; children, with their spouses, Denise and Wayne Hooey of Elmira Heights, Jean Becraft of Elmira, Jacqueline and Rick Goodrich of Lowman, and Joseph and Julie Becraft of Elmira; grandchildren, Jason Becraft, Jeremy and Amanda Hooey, Richard James Woodward III, Eric and Ryan Goodrich, Joseph Becraft, Janet and Zack Jaynes; sisters and brothers-in-law, Lois and Tony Rubino of Towson, MD and Gertrude and Joe O'Beirne of Lady Lake, FL; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanette and Ralph Franchi of Big Flats, Marilyn and John Scheepsma of Elmira, and Lillian Becraft of Macon, GA; several great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents, Joe is predeceased by his brother Myron Becraft. Joe was a U.S. Air Force Veteran. He was a retired sheet metal worker, having worked with Local #112. Joe was an avid hunter and member of several hunting clubs. He was also a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154. Family and friends are invited to attend a service at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Columbarium on Friday, June 17, 2005 at 1:00 p.m. The columbarium is located inside the Mt. Zoar Street entrance. Joe's family would like to thank the Chemung County Nursing Facility 5th floor nursing staff for their dedication and loving care given to Joe during his stay at the facility. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

LOUIS J. BEDNAREK of 311 East Washington Avenue died this morning (Jan. 19, 1931) after an extended illness.  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Mary Bednarek; six daughters, Mrs. Martha Karska of Elmira; Mrs. Edward Maxcy and Mrs. John Keffer of Rochester; the Misses Cecelia, Christina and Helen Bednarek at home; three sons, John, Stephen J. and Joseph of Elmira.  Mr. Bednarek was a member of the St. Casimir parish.  The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 8 a.m. and in the St. Casimir Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/19/1931

BEIRNE Joseph P. Beirne, 68, of Elmira, NY, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on MOnday, May 13, 2002.  Joe was predeceased by his wife, Ruth M. RECORD, his parents, James A. and Mary SAMMONS Beirne; and brother, Michael F. Beirne; and nephew, Frankie Spallone.  Surviving are his twin sister Mary (Frances) Spallone of Northbrook, ILL; sister, Teresa (Richard) Reidy of Elmira; and his brother, Ken (Beverly) Beirne of Charlotte, VA.  Joe particularly cherished his relationships with his neices and nephews; Michael (Kim) Spallone of Deerfield, ILL; Nicholas (Brenda) Spallone of Gunnison, Colo.; James (Suzanne) Spallone of  Chicago, ILL Robert (Beth Ann) Spallone of  Chicago, ILL; Joseph (Laurel) Spallone of Oakland, CA; Richard V. Reidy Jr. of Hollywood, CA; Martin (Valerie) Reidy of Point Lookout, NY; Patrick (Mykie) Reidy of Pittsburg, PA Ellen (Steve) Fazio of Richmond, VA; and Michael and Emily Beirne of Charlotte, Va.  His great neices and nephews were also very special to Joe: Erin, Emily, Peter, Katie, Jack, Nick, Sam, Michael, Luke, Matthew, Gina, and Tony Spallone; and David, Eric, Katie, Meg, Danny, Alex, and Emma Reidy; and Nicholas and Sara Fazio.  Also surviving are Joe's Aunt Jeanne and Uncle John Fries of Endicott, NY; Uncle Paul Sammons of Athens, PA; and close friend Nellie Rose.  Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and Water Streets in Elmira, on Thursday May 16, from 5-8 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday May 17, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira.  Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's cemetery.  Joe was a graduate of Union-Endicott High School in Endicott and St. Bernard's in Rochester, NY.  He also attended Scanton University.  Joe was a certified English teacher in New York State for forty years, during which time he impacted many students in Endicott, Endwell, Vestal and Elmira.  A devout prayful man, Joe was a member of the Knights of Columbus and the Nocturnal Adoration Society.  He enjoyed dancing and and socialzing and will be remembered for his kindness and generosity to everyone he knew.  Joe will be greatly missed.  The family in grateful fot the loving care given to Joe by the staff on 4 A at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  Joe's family will provide flowers.  Donations in his memory may be directed to the Family Rosary, 4 Pine West Plaza, Albany, NY 12205-5520.  May15, 2002, Towanda Daily Review.

BELIGOTTI - TUFILLARO, Julia F. Nee: Beligotti
Age 82, died Saturday, August 16, 2008, after a lengthy and courageous hospital stay. She will be embraced by her loving husband, John, who preceded her in death; along with her son, Anthony; grandson, Justin; four brothers and two sisters. Julia grew up in Watkins Glen and resided in Elmira for the majority of her life. She was a beautician, a restaurateur, and an integral part of Elmira College's dining services for over a quarter century. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Society and a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church. Julia's love for her family, concern for others and deep faith were her trademarks. Julia was the cornerstone of her family's foundation, its matriarch and guiding light. She is survived by her children, John Tufillaro of Fleischmanns, NY, Theresa (Pelham) McClellan of Corning, NY, James (Lolly) Tufillaro of Elmira NY, and Loretta (Vicie Rolling) Tufillaro of Big Flats, NY; her grandchildren, Adam, Alicia (Clarke) and Tony Tufillaro, Matthew, John-Paul Burris and Pelham L. McClellan IV, and Michael, Brandon, and Nicole Tufillaro: her great-grandchildren, Jayden, Brady, Marcus, and Aryonna; her brother, Gus Beligotti; sister, Jane Butterazzi; and sister-in-law, Anne (Bill) Wasserstrom; many nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends; not to mention three granddogs, Dakota, Aramis and Bhanti. The family would like to send a special thanks to the crew in ICCU on the 7th Floor of Robert Packer Hospital. Mom loved you all. In lieu of flowers, the family requests any donations be made to: Children's International Fund, P.O. Box 219357, Kansas City, MO 64121 in Julia's name. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 19, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service there on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/18/2008

BELIGOTTI - TUFILLARO, Julia F.
A prayer service was held at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, August 20, 2008 by Father Thomas O'Brien followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church, Presider, Rev Thomas O'Brien; Altar Servers, Bradan Yorke and Robert Lagonegro; Organist, Joe Barber; Cantor, Maggie Thurber; Communion Ministers, Dan Yorke and Sr. Conleth; Placing of the Pall on the Casket by Jimmy Tufillaro & Loretta Tufillaro; Placing of Prayer Book & Rosary by Pelham McClellan& Lolly Tufillaro; Readers, Stacy Tufillaro, Vicie Rolling, Johnny Tufillaro, Lori Wasserstrom and Anne Wasserstrom; Remarks of Remembrance by Nicole Tufillaro, MaryAnn Bryant, Theresa McClellan, and Marilyn Drake read by Theresa; Presentation of the Gifts by Alicia Clarke, Jayden Clarke, Megan Kundra, Sara Kundra, Lori Kundra, Rachel Tufillaro and Chelsey Russell. The Pallbearers were: Adam Tufillaro, Michael Tufillaro, Brandon Tufillaro, Matthew Burris, Tony Tufillaro, John Paul Burris, and Pelham McClellan. Father O'Brien conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/19/2008 - 8/21/2008

 

BELLARDINI Amelia M. Scrocarelli

Long time resident of Southport passed away Tuesday February 6, 2001at St. Joseph's Hospital following a brief illness at the age of 89.  Amelia was born on May 17, 1911 in Cortland, NY daughter of Luigi and Antoinette Serafino Bellardini. She was the loving wife of 60 years to Peter Scrocarelli who predeceased her in 1993. Amelia enjoyed being a housewife, cooking, caring for her family and preparing for the holidays.  Surviving is her loving son and daughter-in-law, Francis and Joan Scrocarelli of Southport; sisters and brother-in-law, Katherine (Louie) Scala and Delores Pacentine; sisters-in-law, Matilda Ponzi and Ida Cornacchio; several nieces and nephews, including two dear nieces and friends, Denise Szymanski and Sheila Lowe.  Amelia was predeceased by her parents, Luigi and Antoinette Serafino Bellardini, her sisters, Marie Pauldine, Alice Levant; brothers, Albert and Harry Bellardini; and a brother-in-law, Othello Scrocarelli.  Amelia's life was honored on Friday February 9, 2001 in a private service held at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, at 10 AM. The Reverend Joseph Brodnick, Pastoral Director of St. Joseph's Hospital officiated the funeral. Committal services followed in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira where Amelia was laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Peter Scrocarelli.    Chemung County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira

 

BELLINGER Nicholas Daniel
Of Pine City, NY - Entered this world on November 30, 2008, with his sisters, Lexie Marie and MacKenzie Rae. He became Heaven's newest angel on Saturday, January 9, 2010, and was greeted there by his beloved grandfather, Raymond Bellinger; and aunt, Kerrie Bellinger, who preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving mother, Kelley Bellinger; beloved grandmother, Kathleen Bellinger; adored sisters, Lexie and MacKenzie; God parents, Andrew and Mary Kay Bellinger; great-aunts and great-uncles, Kenneth (Ann) Bellinger of Pine City, NY, Mary (Austin) Thomas of Breesport, NY, Pat (Wes) Grist of Gresham, OR, Norman Bellinger of Oklahoma, James (Cheryl) Bellinger of Elmira, NY, Daniel (Camilla) McKlevis of Orchard Park, NY, Robert (Jeannette) McKlevis of Louisiana, MO, Michael (Vickey) McKlevis of Horseheads, NY, Christopher (Wendy) McKlevis of Elmira, NY; along with several second and third cousins. Although his time on earth was all to brief, we will never forget his contagious smile that could literally light up a room. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, January 12, 2010, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation with the Reverend Rick Farrell celebrating Nicholas's life. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network, c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in his memory.  Published in Star-Gazette from January 11 to January 12, 2010

BELLIZIA  Anthony P. Age 81 of 40 Belaire Drive Horseheads, NY died on Thursday November 3, 2005 at home. Mr. Bellizia was born October 3, 1924 in Elmria, NY the son of the late Carmen Marino Bellizia and Grace Carozza Bellizia. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army Tank Corps # 749 Tank Battalion. Tony was a hero in his family's heart and will be remembered for his courageous service to his country. He married his wife Margaret Gizzi Bellizia on January 21, 1950 and they recently celebrated their 55th Wedding Anniversary. Mr. Bellizia was a retired inspector at Westinghouse Corp in Horseheads, NY with over 35 years of service. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, St. John The Baptist Fraternity 3rd Order of St. Francis, a member of Horseheads Council # 6158 Knights of Columbus and the Italian American War Veterans, and a volunteer for RSVP and Bingo. Mr. Bellizia is survived by his loving wife Margaret Gizzi Bellizia; sons and daughter-in-law: Anthony G. "Tony" Bellizia of Elmira, NY; Joseph M. and Patti Bellizia of Rochester, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Mary Grace Bellizia-Way and Kevin Way of Williamsport, PA; Anne and James Gush of Dallas, TX; grandchildren: Katie Bellizia, Michael Bellizia, Cassedy Way, Peter Way, Stephanie Gush Gilkison, Jordan Gush, Justin Lucci; 4 great grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Joseph and Jean Gizzi of Pine City, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the Recitation of the Rosary on Saturday November 5, 2005 at 9 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mr. Bellizia's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Bellizia. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Tony through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.

BELLOMA - RAINEY, Josephine D.
Age 84 of Elmira, died
Saturday, June 5, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Josephine was a daughter of the late John and Emma (Cook) Belloma. She is predeceased by her husband Francis R. Rainey Sr.; grandson Brad Polk; brothers, Albert, Thomas, Michael, Frank and Robert Belloma. Josephine is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Francis Rainey Jr. of Elmira, Dominick and Kris Peterson Rainey of Atlanta GA; daughters and sons-in-law, Rita and John Polk, Theresa and Robert Murdock all of Elmira; grandchildren, Kris Rainey (Steve Good) of Elmira, Adam and Erin Rainey of Portland OR, Lauren Rainey of Atlanta GA, Kara and Jeff Phillips of Hamlin NY, Ryan Polk, Rainey Murdock and Michael Murdock all of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Emma Straight, Benton Good and Harper Rainey; brothers and sister-in-law, Joe and Mary Belloma, John "Mickey" Belloma all of Elmira; sister Mary Shaw of California; sister-in-law, Betty Belloma of Elmira. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and her extended family at Winchester Optical where Josephine had worked for many years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, June 7, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Burial will take place Tuesday, June 8, 2010 at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Josephine's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice.  Josephine's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Barb French and Wendy Shuster & Ellen Taft for the loving care given to Josephine over the past year. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 6, 2010

BENJAMIN Ida
GUSH Ida Age 77, of Cornell Rd., Elmira, NY, died surrounded by her loving family on Friday, April 7, 2006, at her home following a long illness. A lifelong resident of Elmira, Ida was born August 3, 1928 to the late Frank and Lillian Comfort Benjamin and later married her husband of 55 years, the late Carl Gush, who predeceased her in 2004. She worked for many years as a teller for Marine Midland and Chemung Canal Banks and, after retiring, spent nearly 15 years volunteering with the Arnot Ogden Auxiliary. Ida is survived by daughter, Joan Gush at home; son, Richard (Pamela) Gush of Elmira; and grandchildren, Lindsey and Andrew Gush. She is also survived by brothers, David (Theresa) Benjamin of Elmira, George (Donna) Benjamin of Clearwater, FL; and sisters, Donna Ripley of Elmira and Edna (Arnold) Zolbrecht of Binghamton; as well as many nieces and nephews. Besides her husband and parents, Ida was predeceased by brother, Frank Benjamin, Jr.; and sisters, Rosetta Middaugh and Audrey DeFrees. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 10th, from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with a Mass of Christian Burial to be held on Tuesday, April 11th, at 10 a.m. at the St. Casimir's Church, 1012 Davis St., Elmira, with the Rev. Eugene Dobosz officiating. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.

BENZ MILDRED K. A. MURTAUGH
Mildred K. A longtime resident of Hampton Circle in Elmira, Mildred died peacefully Tuesday morning July 4, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Born on December 18, 1913 in Syracuse, NY, Mildred was the daughter of William & Clara Dietrich Benz. She was the loving wife of the late, Harry F. Murtaugh. A homemaker, Mildred enjoyed crafts, gardening and cooking. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Surviving is her loving daughter and son-in-law, Kathy & Scott Parsons, Millerton, PA and her two grandchildren, Sara and Matthew Parsons. In honoring her wishes Mildred will be cremated. A memorial Mass will take place in St. Mary's Franklin St. Church, Elmira on Monday July 10, 2006 at 11 a.m. Interment of her ashes will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial donations may be directed to Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St. Elmira NY 14901 in her memory.

 

BERARDI Josephine M. Thompson
Age 79 of Elmira, NY. She was born February 25, 1931, daughter of the late Atillio and Nicholina (Cinelli) Berardi. She died
Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at home. Josephine was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and a Sacred Heart Lady. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 2001. She is survived by her children, Paulette (Don) Clark of McKinney, TX, Mary Jo (William) Cicconi of Elmira, NY, Donna (Bobby Joe) Richards of Caton, NY, Sharon (Martin) Culshaw of Elmira, NY, JoAnn (Steven) Gilmore of Owego, NY and Paul Thompson of Elmira, NY; twin brother, Joseph Berardi of Las Vegas, NV; sisters, Philomena Messina of Elmira, NY and Theresa D'Abbracci of Penn Yan, NY; along with 17 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and Friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, October 17th, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there Monday, October 18th, at 10:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations my be made to the Arnot Ogden Neo-Natal Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 in memory of her great-granddaughter, Jenna E. Lewis. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 15, 2010

BERG John H.
Age 74 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 24, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, to Philip and Augusta (Zimmerlein) Berg and died Sunday, November 19, 2006, at home after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his father, Philip; mother, Augusta Zimmerlein Berg Murray; stepfather, Alfred Murray; and brother, William Berg. John is survived by his wife, Phyllis Berg; son, Bill (Sue) Berg of Pine City; stepsons, Jim (Donna) Dartt of Big Flats and Jack Dartt of Horseheads; grandchildren, Jenna and Jason Berg both of Pine City and Brian Dartt of CA; along with several cousins and his fishing buddies, Andy and Pops Schultz. John was a former employee of the Star-Gazette and retired from Chemung County Dept. of Buildings and Grounds. He was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a veteran of the U.S. Marine Corps serving during the Korean Conflict; a member of the White Eagles Club, the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights and a member of the Chemung County Veterans Military Honors Squad. John worked with handicapped Boy Scouts through the Heights Legion and was an avid fisherman. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, November 24th, from 4 to 7 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Thomas O'Brien will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date. The family will provide their own flowers and request that those wishing may remember John through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

BERMINGHAM John J. Age 87, died at home, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, June 7, 2006. John was born August 28, 1918, a son of John and Helen Hurley Bermingham. He is predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law Thomas and Margaret Bermingham. John is survived by his wife Anne DeLauro Bermingham, who he married on September 24, 1956; son and daughter-in-law Patrick P. and Joy Bermingham of Elmira, with children Eileen, Jessica and Michael (Jenna), and daughter and son-in-law, Anne B. and Richard Nelan of Trenton, IL with children, Kevin and Katherine; great-grandchildren Ky and Alexus; along with several nieces and nephews. John was a peacetime draftee prior to WWII. He was due to be discharged in late December 1941, but after Pearl Harbor he stayed in the Army for the duration of the war. After being discharged from the Army John started a long career with the Elmira Fire Department. He retired in 1980 with 35 years of service. John was a life time member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62, and a member of the American Legion Post #443 and the VFW Post #901. John was also a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. John enjoyed his summers at Keuka Lake with his wife Anne, and treasured the times he could spend with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, June 9, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. There will be a prayer service at the funeral home on Saturday, June 10, 2006 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in John's memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

BERNABEI Ezio
Age 75 of 909 Magee St., Elmira died Friday, January 22, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survived by his sisters, Teresa (Antonio) Pompei, Italy, Anselmina (Alessandro) Bellardini, Elmira, Alba (Augusto) Perfetti, Elmira; nieces & nephews: Fiorenzo (Letizia) Pompei, Italy, Simonetta (Massimo) Tamasco, Italy, Mara (Erik) Swanton, NJ, Maurizio (Kiraly) Perfetti, Elmira, Luca (Deanna Hawkins) Bellardini, Elmira; great nieces & nephews, Manolo, Rachel, Giancarlo, Marcello, Chiara, Alex, Isabella; several cousins around the world and many friends. Predeceased by his parents: Delfino and Filomena Campagna Bernabei; nephew, Riccardo "Rico" Perfetti; special friend, Clara Sheldon. Ezio was born in Italy & came to the U S in 1961, was communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and retired from Purlator. Special thanks to everyone at Arnot-Ogden, Dialysis, ER, ICU, and the Doctors that helped with his care. At his request there will be no Calling Hours but those wishing may attend his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, January 27th in St. Patrick's Church at 10 AM. Burial to follow in Sts.
Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make a donation in Ezio's Memory to American Heart, Diabetes, Cancer Association, or National Kidney Foundation of upstate NY (envelopes available at the Church). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.

BERNABEI - FRANCHI, Jeannette A.
Age 80, of Big Flats, NY, died on Tuesday, March 11, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on April 25, 1927 in Elmira, NY, to the late Americo and Lena (Brenzo) Bernabei. Jeannette was predeceased by her sister, Theresa Troccia; and brother-in-law, Joseph Becraft. Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Ralph Franchi, of Big Flats; children, Daniel (Carol) Franchi of Elmira Heights, Lisa Franchi of Corning, and Mark (Ramona) Franchi of Elmira; sisters, Delores Becraft of Horseheads, and Marilyn (John) Scheepsma of Elmira; grandchildren, Danielle, Kjel, John Paul, Alexis, Rene Jean, Mary Grace, Kain and Nikko Franchi; great-grandchildren, Anthony and Tanis Franchi, Kirstin and Jade Laird, and Kyle and Ryan Waters; brother-in-law, Frank Troccia of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Jeannette was a longtime member of St. Anthony's Church and was a committed member of St. Casimir's Adoration Chapel. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 13th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Friday, March 14th, at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

 

BERNAS VIRGINIA C. MARINO
Virginia C. (Bernas) Age 81, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 30, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late Frank and Dora (Roherer) Bernas and died Monday, October 9, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Nicolo A. Marino, Sr. in 1998; and seven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne and Guy Zampatori of Rochester, NY, MaryLou and Bob Blaine of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Nick and Catherine Marino of Elmira; grandchildren, Guy, Jr. and Scott Zampatori, Jennifer and Chuck Simpson, Samantha, Amanda and Bobby Blaine, Jessica and Nicole Marino; great-grandchildren, Jeannette, Cassidy and Charles Simpson; sisters-in-law, Dollie and Joyce Bernas, Connie and Florence Marino; brother-in-law, Joe Troccia, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Marino was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She was a member of St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Ladies and the Italian Society. She loved to cook, travel and enjoyed all holiday gatherings. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, October 11th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, October 12th at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

 

BERRIGAN Jean A. Baker 

Elmira: Age 83, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 after an extended illness. Jean was born in Buffalo NY on November 26, 1928, daughter of Joseph J. and Katherine (Lynch) Berrigan. She was married to Orlo W. Baker for 52 years before his death in 2009. Jean was also predeceased by her infant son Robert Baker. Jean is survived by son Daniel J. Baker with Rita Castillo of Pine City; daughter Jo-Ellen M. Weber of San Diego CA; grandchildren, Samantha and Danielle Weber, Eric, Justin, Shelly and Michael Castillo and Harrison Lewis; brothers-in-law, Joseph Baker of St. David PA and Paul Baker of Norfolk VA; sister-in-law Helen Louise Gee of Liverpool NY. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Jean was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, July 22, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, July 23, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. The Baker family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff on 4D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful care they provided to Jean for the last four years. Donations in Jean's memory may be directed to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox St., Elmira NY 14901.

 

BERWICK Audrey E. Manzo 

Elmira: Age 88, died Monday, September 17, 2012, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Audrey was born November 26, 1923, a daughter of Thomas and Irene (Youngerman) Berwick. She is survived by her loving husband of 66 years Anthony J. Manzo, Sr.; children, Kathleen A. Piazza and husband Donald, Jamestown NY, Marilyn M. Cary and husband Dwight "Curly", Austin, TX, Angela M. Deats, Austin, TX, Anthony J. "Nino" Manzo, Jr., Elmira, Mary Jo Cerqua and husband Frank, Baldwinsville, NY; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, one great-great grandson; sister Phyllis E. Cady, Pine City; sister-in-law Esther Hetherton, Myrtle Beach, SC; along with several nieces and nephews. Audrey was predeceased by her sister Virginia Hamilton and brother-in-law Harold "Bud" Cady. Audrey was a beautician, working out of her home for 20 years. She loved animals of all kinds. Audrey was devoted to her family and will be loved and missed by them, always. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, September 19, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Audrey with a donation to Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or a charity of one's choice.    Star Gazette – September 18, 2012

 

BESLEY James A.

Age 72 of 126 Morrow St., Elmira, NY died Wednesday, September 5, 001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents Leon and Myrtle and brother Lester. Survived by his loving wife of 51 years Beatrice(Allen); sister Dorothy Laudenslager of San Lorrenzo, CA and several nieces and nephews; special friends Bob and Donna Moshier of Pine City along with many bowling friends. Jim was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. He retired from F.M. Howell after 38 years of service, was a former member of the NYS Guard; a former Sgt. with the National Guard, Company B, 27th Division, 175th Armored Infantry and he was an avid bowler for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Friday, September 7thfrom 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held there on Saturday, September 8th at 11 AM. Rev. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church, St. Joseph's Hospital or the Falck Cancer Center, in his memory.

 

BEUTER Christine L. Turner

Age 41 of Elmira Heights, NY, died at home, surrounded by the love of her husband Bill, mother Laurie and her brother Andrew. Chris was born in Elmira. She is survived by her husband of 10 years William "Bill" Turner of Elmira Heights; her children, Stephanie, Catherine, Steven, Heather, Shelly, Matthew and Jamie; two granddaughters, Ella and Kendra; mother, Laurie Robertson Beuter of Horseheads, NY; and father, Ronald Beuter of Dansville, NY; brother, Andrew Michael Beuter of Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, June 29, 2013 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00PM. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Graveside services will be held Monday, July 1st, 2013 at 10:00AM in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Chris loved her cats, enjoyed watching movies, and crafting. She enjoyed life and the holiday seasons, decorating and baking for all occasions. The family wishes to thank Care First for their heartfelt care when Christine needed it the most.   Star Gazette – June 30, 2013

 

BIALY Helen B. Coughlin

Elmira: Age 95, died peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit. Helen was born in Waverly NY on August 21, 1916 daughter of John and Elizabeth (Malinoski) Bialy. She was the last surviving of six children. Helen was predeceased by her husband John K. Coughlin in 1971. She is survived by her daughter Anne M. Coughlin of Elmira; son Dennis F. Coughlin of San Diego CA; sons and daughters-in-law, John "Jack" M. and Alice Coughlin of Binghamton, William J. and Patricia Coughlin of Perkiomenville PA; grandchildren, Sean Coughlin, Erin (John) Precopio, Matthew (Danielle) Coughlin, Mary (Brian) Tizio and Eileen (T.J.) Kroboth; great grandchildren, Ashley, Emma, Liam, Grace, Vincent and Bevin; also surviving are many nieces and nephews. Helen was a founding member of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. She had volunteered at the hospital for 52 years with much of that time in the gift shop. She served on the Auxiliary board for many years and was also the chairman of "Busy Hands." Helen was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church and was a member of the Ladies of Charity. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, May 25, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at 10:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will be held on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Helen may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901 or Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901. Helen's children would like to extend a special thanks to all who called her "aunt" or "grandma", and also to the staff on C5 at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care they provided.  Star Gazette – May 24, 2012

 

BILINSKI - KURCHEY
Ann B. Age 86, of 418A Camden Ave., Horseheads, NY. She was born October 13, 1919 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Michael and Magdaline (Oryshzyn) Bilinski and died Friday, November 11, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a short illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Andrew, in 1985; and is survived by her son, Andrew (Trudy Runyan) Kurchey of Long Island, NY; daughter, Patricia (Larry) Hufschmid of Coral Springs, FL; grandchildren, Michael, Susan and Angela, Theresa Aber-Faddis; along with several great-grandchildren. Ann was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. She was a hairdresser for many years, operating out of her home on Diven Avenue. A memorial service will be announced at a late date. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

BIRD Aloysius J.

Age 74, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, December 15, 2011 at his home. Aloysius was born on May 28, 1937 in Lackawanna, NY, son of the late Joseph and Blanche (Sherant) Bird. Aloysius served our country honorably in the US Army during the Korean War and he retired from GE Foundry in Elmira after many years of service. Aloysius is survived by several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, John Sapnic, Ambrose and Chester Bird; great nephew, Alan Craley. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service, along with full military honors, on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 10 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – December 20, 2011

 

MELVIN R. BIXBY age 58 of Smith Road, RD 1 Millport Sunday, May 25, 1975 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, Horseheads, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 10:30 a.m. there on Thursday at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Sidney Aldrich officiating.  Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.  He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Lyda Speensburgh of Hunter, N.Y., Mrs. Lillian Slack of Whitesville, N.Y., Mrs. Hazel Olmstead of Owego; brothers, Carl of Oakland, Calif., Clarence of Owego, LeRoy of Newark, N.Y., Kenneth of Dover, Del.; several nieces, nephews and many friends including, Mr. and Mrs. Richard E. Kole of Horseheads RD 2.  Mr. Bixby was an employee of Chemung County Highway Dept. and a veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/27/1975
 

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