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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

BOCHLKE CHRISTINA - MRS. CHRISTINA WARD
Mrs. Christina B. Ward, 88, of 127 North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died Saturday, September 22nd, 1973, in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY following an extended illness.  She was the widow of Joseph P. Ward, founder of Ward Foundry in Blossburg. She was born in Elmira on June 22, 1895, a daughter of Charles and Emma Bork Bochlke. Mrs. Ward was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church and a member of the Church's Altar and Rosary Society.  She was also a member of the Business and Professional Womens Club. Surviving are a son, Charles B., of Blossburg; a daughter, Mrs. C. William Truter, of Sea Island, Georgia; two sisters, Mrs. Emma Patterson, of Elmira, and Mrs. Lillian Kuster, of Blossburg, and seven grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday in the church followed by burial in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at Elmira. Rev. Robert L. Nealon, her pastor, officiated. Auld Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

BOLT - Evelyn B. Kingsley, 81,{SRGP 33067] of the Villa Serene Apartments, Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, Oct. 2, 1992, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born July 30, 1911, she was the daughter of Thomas and Elizabeth Wilkins Bolt. She was a member of the First Baptist Church. She was retired from the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital as a registered nurse. Preceding her in death was her husband, Fred J. Kingsley, in 1972. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Paul and Bernadette Kingsley of Horseheads, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Robert Marsh of Elmira Heights; special niece, Lettie Brace of Mansfield; six grandchildren, Paula Harrison, Eileen Dean, Rebecca Liotino, Robert Marsh Jr., Brenda Kelley and Belinda Marsh; seven great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the First Baptist Church of Elmira at 2 p.m. The Rev. Claudine Crooks will officiate. Burial well be made at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 West Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation Inc., 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. - Wellsboro Gazette, October 7, 1992

JOSEPH C. BONI of 1057 Admiral Place, Sunday, March 17, 1963.  He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Boni; daughters, Mrs. Anthony J. Morrell and Miss Josephine Boni, both of Elmira.  Body at Mogros Funeral Home.  Calling hours today and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Anthony’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963

BORAK Robert J.
Age 59 of Painted Post and Canyon Country, CA, formerly of Elmira, passed on November 16, 2007. Survived by a sister, Patti (Rick) O'Brian, Painted Post; nephews, Brandon Hodge, USAF Pemberton, NJ, Cale Hodge, Painted Post, and Kevin (Patti) Borak, Baldwinsville, NY; cousin, Joe Jankowski, Horseheads. Predeceased by a brother, Ronald J. Borak, June 13, 2007. Robert is a Veteran of the US Navy, Vietnam, and a member of the VFW and the DWV. Those wishing may make donations in his name to the Elmira Heights Legion, to the VFW or to a Military Charity of choice. Family and Friends are invited to attend his Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Today, November 29, at The Kalec Funeral Home, Deacon William Dougherty, Officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military Honors.

BORAK Ronald J.
Age 61, of Painted Post, formerly of Elmira, passed on June 13, 2007. Survived by a son, Kevin (Patti) Borak, Baldwinsville, NY; brother, Robert Borak, Canyon Country, CA, formerly of Elmira; sister, Patti (Rick) O'Brian, Painted Post; nephews, Brandon Hodge, USAF, Pemberton, NJ, and Cale Hodge, Painted Post; cousin, Joe Jankowski, Horseheads. Ron is a veteran US Army Korean War, and a member of the VFW, Corning, NY. Those wishing may make donations in his name to the Elmira Heights Legion or to the VFW. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday from 9 – 10 a.m. followed by his Funeral Service at 10 a.m. Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military Honors.

BOSCAINO MARY J. PILLA
Mary J. Age 88, of Elmira, New York, died on Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at Elcor Health Facility. She was born in Elmira, NY on November 11, 1917 to the late Daniel and Josephine (Bonnelli) Boscaino. Mary was predeceased by her husband, James Pilla. Survivors include her son, Angelo (Cecile) Pilla of Westfield, NY; daughter, Sandra Holton of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Dr. James Pilla of Erie, PA, and Lynette (Shawn) Matthews of Elmira; great-granddaughters, Jocelyn and Taylor Matthews of Elmira; sisters, Angeline Stansfield of Elmira Heights and Josephine (John) White of Millerton, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was a longtime member of St. Anthony's Church and the Sacred Heart Society. Mary was employed by Moore Business Forms and retired from there after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 8th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will take place there on Monday, October 9th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, with Reverend Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice

BOSENBARK - MCMILLEN
Marjorie E. Age 84 of Palm Bay, FL and formerly of Bath and Elmira NY died Thursday, January 17, 2002 in Palm Bay. Marjorie, daughter of the late Harry and Anna O'Donnell Bosenbark, was preceded in death by her husband Terrence McMillen; brother, Harry Bosenbark Jr.; and grandson, Ryan French. She is survived by daughters, Marianne (Don) Miller of Palm Bay, FL and Peg McMillen French of Painted Post NY; stepdaughter, Linda (Jim) Negri of Elmira; sister-in-law, Dixie McMillen of Painted Post; grandchildren, Todd and Randy Lown of Elmira, Eric and Carrie Miller of Palm Bay. bf Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets in Elmira on Wednesday, January 23, 2002 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, January 24, 2002 at 9:30 AM in St. Peter & Paul's Church, Elmira. Interment with committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Marjorie had moved to Florida in 1996. She had previously worked for Artistic Card, Remington Rand and Iszard's. Donations in her memory may be made to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.

BOUILLE - REEP
Mary D. (Bouille) (Mayer) Age 77 of Corning NY died Saturday December 1st, 2001 at the Corning Hospital She is predeceased by her husbands Paul Bouille and Francis Mayer, her stepson-law William Stilson and a brother, James Miller. Mary is survived by her husband Francis (Buster) Reep of Corning, her sons Michael (Carla) Bouille of Big Flats, Charles (Phyllis) Bouille of Panama City, FL, a daughter Sandy (John) Wardwell of Horseheads. Stepsons Sheldon (Sylvia) Mayer of Hornby, Lyndon Mayer of Rock Streams, Francis (Debra) Mayer Jr. of Corning and James Reep of Corning. Stepdaughters: Linda Stilson of AZ, Cheryl (William) VanGorden of Big Flats, Pam Thompson of Trinity, NC. 24 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren as well as many nieces nephews and cousins. Mary was a past member of the American Legion women's auxiliary Post #1612 and a member of the Women Of The Moose post #326 Corning chapter, she retired from being self employed as owner operator of Mayer's Subs. Mary was an avid camper and loved fishing and spending time outside. Mary also had a special love for Mickey and Minnie Mouse. Family and friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home 69 Main Street Big Flats on Monday December 3rd, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9PM The Women of the Moose will have a service at 7:30 PM. The funeral service will be held there at 10:00 AM on Tuesday December 4th with interment following at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery Elimra, NY. The family will provide flowers. Donations may be made to The American Cancer Society in Mary's name.

 

BOWELL Evelyn L. Ferraro

Age 85, formerly of Beecher Street Elmira, was born September 3, 1925 in Susquehanna, PA the daughter of the late Frank and Virgie (Barnes) Bowell, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Her loving husband of 50 years, Francis C. "Frank" Ferraro, infant son, Michael, 3 brothers and 1 sister predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Sharon (Robert) Moshey, James (Martha) Ferraro and Carol (James) Keough; grandchildren, Lisa (John) Samples, Tony Ferraro (Kelly Wright), Danielle (Paul) Tomisman, James (Gretchen) Ferraro Jr., Michael Ferraro (Monica Bennett), Jonathan (Tifanie) Keough, Steven Keough (Ashley Wandell) and Lauren (Daniel) Frew; along with several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and sisters-in-law. Evelyn was a communicant of St. Mary's church. She was last employed by Nichols Discount. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, January 17, 2011 from 3:00 to 6:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held following the visitation at 6:30 PM. Reverend Walter Wainwright will officiate. She will be laid to rest with her beloved Frank in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 at 10:00 AM with Father Wainwright offering the committal prayers. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association NYS Affiliate ATTN: Heart Gifts 17 Technology Place, East Syracuse, NY 13057 or a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – January 11, 2011

EDWIN C. BOWERS age 90 of 605 Reynolds St., Sunday, Sept. 29, 1963.  He was a retired employee of the Corning Glass Works; a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.  Survived by sons, Walter L. of Elmira, Joseph of Daytona Beach, Fla., Edwin Jr. of Miami, Fla.; half-sister, Miss Anna McCauley of Elmira; 18 grandchildren.  Body at McCarthy Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2  to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:30 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Mary’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Tuesday at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/30/1963

BRADY - KROOUZE Margaret M.
Age 63, of Elmira NY, died Friday, July 23, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. Margaret dedicated her life to her faith, family, and friends. She was a beloved mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She has touched many, far and wide, and will be greatly missed. Margaret was born in Binghamton NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Rita (Curley) Brady. She was predeceased by her son Patrick T. Kroouze in 1998 and her husband Thomas J. Kroouze in 2000. Margaret is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jane M. and Jason Cruthirds of Fisherville KY; son David C. Kroouze of Elmira with Rachel Miller; grandsons, Brenten, Carter and Duncan Cruthirds; brothers and sisters-in-law, James and Carol Brady of Elmira, Richard and Peggy Brady of Dearborn MI; sisters-in-law, Rev. Linda DuBreuil of New Jersey and Joanne Kalacinski of Levittown PA; and several nieces and nephews. Margaret was a retired kindergarten teacher with the Elmira Heights School District. In retirement, Margaret was actively involved with Christ the Redeemer Parish, Compassionate Friends, and the Elmira Area Retired Teachers Association. She was a devout Catholic and a dedicated member of Christ the Redeemer Parish at St. Casimir's. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, July 26, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Margaret's memory may be directed to Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1012 Davis St., Elmira NY 14901 or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira NY 14904.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 24, 2010

 

BRANN Thomas M. Brann

Age 52 of Beecher St., died at home on Saturday, January 1, 2011 after a very brief and unexpected illness. Tom was born in Elmira on April 25, 1958, son of the late Charles "Chuck" F. Brann who passed away on September 24, 1994 and Mary I. (O'Connor) Brann who passed away on May 4, 2010. He is survived by his sister Carol M. Brann of Elmira and several cousins. Tom was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Elmira and St. Bonaventure University, Olean NY. He had worked as an internal auditor for Arnot Ogden Medical Center for a number of years before going to work with New York State Department of Taxation and Finance. He was a tax auditor with the state for 16 years and worked out of the Binghamton office. While working with the state, Tom had been active with his union and for the past several years was a union representative. He had been a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Tom had been a long time member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62. He was an avid sports fan with baseball being his favorite sport. Tom enjoyed his trips to Yankee Stadium and his visits to the Elks or The Old Pioneer to watch and talk sports. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Carol would like to extend a special thanks to Stacy, Aggie and Lisa from Southern Tier Hospice for the loving care given to Tom these last several days.

The B.P.O.E. #62 will conduct a memorial service for our late brother, Thomas M. Brann, on Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home.  Signed, Lou Schmeiske, Exalted Ruler.   Star Gazette – January 3, 2011

 

BRANNAKA John Emerson, Sr.
Age 62 of Lowman, NY. He was born April 28, 1945 in Elmira, son of the late Emerson and Rose Mary (Recooper) Brannaka and died Sunday, February 17, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his parents and brother, Thomas Brannaka, and is survived by his wife of 41 years, Janice (DePaul); children and their spouses, John Emerson, Jr. and Carol Brannaka of Monterey, NY, Jennifer and Sarah Annlee of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Crystal (John) Moran, John Emerson Brannaka III and Jordan Annlee; sister and brother-in-law, Martha and Val Gray; brother, Joseph Brannaka, all of Elmira; sister-in-law, Anita DePaul of N. Chemung, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, James and Cheryl DePaul of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. John retired from Sears in 1997 after 30 years of service. He was a member of the Chemung County Rod & Gun Club and the Elmira Beagle Club. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. John and his wife formerly owned Paradise Park in Reading Center. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, February 21st from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will follow at 7 p.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to the Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 or the American Heart Association, 2113 Chili Ave., Rochester, NY 14624. John's family would like to thank the staff on skilled nursing 3rd floor and 3D at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful and compassionate care they gave him.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2008.

 

BRAZDA Elizabeth C. "Betty" McNamara

Elmira: Age 80, died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Betty was born in Blossburg PA on July 14, 1930, the daughter of the late Dr. Daniel S. and Gladys (Munro) Brazda. She was predeceased by her husband William P. McNamara in 2004. Betty is survived by her children, Steven McNamara of Elmira, Elizabeth McNamara with Steve "Hank" Beggs of Lutz FL, Melissa Johnson with husband Robert of Elmira, and Mary McNamara of Dansville NY. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Charles "Chuck" and Shirley Brazda of Blossburg; step-grandchildren, Nathan, Felicia, and Jakob Johnson; sister-in-law Ann McNamara of Nesquehoning PA; nieces and nephews, Tina, Cindy and Cathy, Mary Catherine, Thomas, Michael, James, Catherine, Eileen and Fran; and many close friends. She was a graduate of Blossburg High School and later Robert Packer School of Nursing. Betty was a Registered Nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital, working on Pediatrics, and later was a visiting nurse with the Chemung County Health Department from where she retired. She enjoyed her career in nursing as well as cooking and baking for her family. Betty was a proud member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, April 3, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow the visitation, with Pastor Michael Weeden officiating. Graveside committal prayers and interment will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Monday, April 4, 2011 at 12:00 noon. Betty's grave is located inside the Mount Zoar Street gate. Donations in Betty's memory may be directed to New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira NY 14904 or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905.    Star Gazette - April 1, 2011

 

BRENNAN - READ   Kathleen Brennan Formerly of Elmira Age 80, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 5, 2005, at the Glad Valley Nursing Center in Walkersville, MD. She was born February 11, 1925 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Edward and Bridget (Shaw) Brennan. She was predeceased by her loving husband, E. James Read September 14, 1992. She is survived by her beloved children: sons, E. James (Jeanne) Read of Frederick, MD, William R. Read of Canton, MA; daughter, Susan (Brian) Jones of New Hartford, CT; adored grandchildren, Jamie and Kristin Read of Frederick, MD, Christopher Jones of New Hartford, CT; niece, Mary Kay (Thomas) Freytag of Chatham, MA; great-nephews, Kevin and Patrick Freytag, also of Chatham, MA; sister-in-law, Constance (Y. S.) Su of Elmira, NY. Kathleen was born in Elmira, NY but also lived in Trumansburg, NY, Bethany, CT, Acton, MA, Chatham, MA, and most recently Frederick, MD. Services, celebrating her life, will be held privately and at the convenience of her family in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate Kathleen's services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

 

BRENZO –MRS. GENEVIEVE DENSE of 1069 N. Main St., Wednesday, Nov. 29, 1961.  Survived by husband, Clarence Dense; son, Robert; daughter, Jennifer; father, Dominic Brenzo; brothers, Mark, Rudolf and Joseph Brenzo; sisters, Mrs. Americo Bernabel, Mrs. Matthew Daddona, Mrs. Katherine Fabrizio, Mrs. Hugh Crittenden and Mrs. Michael D’Absio, all of Elmira.  Body at Mogros Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 8 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Anthony’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 11/330/1961

 

BRENZO Joseph John

Age 82, of Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on May 20, 1930 in Elmira, NY to the late Dominic and Anna (Navone) Brenzo. He was predeceased by eight siblings. Joseph is survived by his wife, Winifred Mae (Shelden) Brenzo of Horseheads; sons, Joseph (Mary) Brenzo and Jerry Brenzo both of Horseheads and Jamie Brenzo of Elmira; grandchildren, Octavia Volante' Brenzo, Oriana Anissa Brenzo and D'mitri Brenzo; Melissa Ann Brenzo, Gina Marie Brenzo and his special one, Stephanie Mae Brenzo who will always remember him as her "Poppy"; sister, Carrie Crittenden of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mildred Giammichle of GA; special nephew and friend, Robert "Butch" Dense of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Joseph was a veteran of the USAF serving during the Korean War. He retired as a correctional officer from the Elmira Correctional Facility and was a member of the Horseheads American Legion and the VFW Post 901 in Elmira. Joseph enjoyed woodworking, making furniture and his homemade Italian sausage. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 7 from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will take place there at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church, with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with full military honors. The family would like to thank the ICU Staff at the AOMC for all their care and support given to Joe and his family.  Star Gazette – January 4, 2013

 

BRENZO - D'ALOISIO, Josephine T.
Age 78, of Horseheads, NY, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 4D, on September 12, 2008 following a brief illness. Josephine was born on May 20, 1930 in Elmira, NY to the late Dominic and Anna (Navone) Brenzo. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 53 years, Michael V. D'Aloisio, father and mother-in-law, Americo and Stella D'Aloisio, brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Joan) Brenzo, Mark (Betty) Brenzo and Hank Brenzo, sisters and brothers-in-law, Genevieve (Clarence) Dense, Mary (Matt) Daddona, Lena (Americo) Bernabei, Catherine Fabrizio, Hugh Crittenden, Fred D'Aloisio and Frank Patelunas. She was a lifelong member of St. Anthony's Church. Josephine was a devoted wife and mother and her greatest loves were her family, her grandchildren and most recently her great-granddaughters. She also leaves behind her beloved pet, Sissy, who filled her heart with much joy. Survivors include her sons and daughter-in-law, Michael (Jayne) D'Aloisio of Elmira and Paul (Sue Dunn, her son, Andrew Dunn) D'Aloisio of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia (William) Glynn of Eldersburg, MD; grandchildren, Daniel (Melaney) Bennett of Needville, TX, Joseph (Jennell) Bennett of Frederick, MD, Kelli (Rich Egnaczak, his daughter, Cloe Egnaczak)) Wenzel of Durham, NC; great-grandchildren, Makaela and Kaitlyn Bennett of Needville, TX, Makenzie Bennett of Frederick, MD; brother and sister-in-law, Joseph (Winifred) Brenzo of Horseheads; sister, Carmel Crittenden of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Grace D'Aloisio of Elmira and Mary Patelunas of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 15th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, September 16th at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations can be directed to Notre Dame High School, Southern Tier Hospice or to the charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2008

BRETT - DEAN Kathleen B.
Age 89, of Penn Yan, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Wednesday, January 16, 2008 at The Homestead Nursing Facility. Kathleen was born March 15, 1918, a daughter of Michael and Mary Roughan Brett. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Daniel A. Dean, son, Daniel A. Dean, Jr., 1 brother, and 4 sisters. Kathleen is survived by nieces and nephews, Nancy (Claude) Hamm of Penn Yan, NY, Sue (Gordon) Gephardt of Atlanta, GA, Mike (Ann) DeBolt of Pedal, MS, Alice Guinanne of Buffalo, NY, Tom Brett of California, Paul (Diana) Case of Vancouver, BC; along with great-nieces and great-nephews. Kathleen was a life long communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. She worked as a legal secretary for the law office of Sayles & Evans for nearly 40 years. Kathleen was an avid bridge player and a member of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, January 18, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Kathleen's memory may be directed to Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/17/2008.

 

BRISTOL Clara, 66 widow of the late Eugene Sullivan of Fassett, PA, died at a local hospital at 8 pm Monday, June 5, 1939. She is  survived by two daughters, Sister Damien of Auburn and Mrs. Fordice Baker of Millerton, PA; five sons, Edward Sullivan of Lowman, Eugene Sullivan of Candor, Kenneth Sullivan or Elmira, Fred and Harold Sullivan of Fassett; two sisters, Mrs. Gertrude Courtright of Elmira, and Mrs. W. S. Wilcox of Mansfield. The body will be in the Holly Funeral Home, Elmira, Wednesday morning until the funeral which will be Thursday at  9 am EDT at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, with the Rev. J. J. Moriarty officiating. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Please omit flowers.

 

BRODY Margaret A. Brody Zuniga "Peggy"

Elmira: Age 75, died peacefully, surrounded by her children, at St. Joseph's Hospital on Sunday, February 20, 2011. Peggy was born February 8, 1936, a daughter of John and Margaret (Clancy) Brody. She is predeceased by her husband, Joseph L. Zuniga; daughter, Patricia Zuniga; brothers, John and James Brody. Peggy is survived by her children, with their families, Joseph J. "Joe" and Susan Zuniga of Pittsford, NY with sons, J.P. and Conor; Margaret "Maggie" and Timothy Tobin of Elmira with children, Michael, Maria (Wil) Col?n, and Erin; Kathaleen "Kathy" and Gary Miller of Fairport, NY with children, Sean, Lauren, Dan, and Kate; John M. and Theresa Zuniga of Penfield, NY with children, Colleen, Chris, and Jacob; James P. Zuniga of Elmira with children Margaret (deceased) and James; sister and brother-in-law Mary and Jacob Flaitz of Hornell; along with several nieces and nephews. Peggy was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She worked at St. Joe's for a number of years before going to work at the Chemung County Nursing Facility from where she retired. Peggy was a long-time communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Ladies' Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. A devoted and loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister, she will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 23, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, February 24, 2011 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Peggy with a donation to Holy Family Catholic Schools, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Officers and member of the Ladies' Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our sister Peggy, signed Mary Ellen Allington, President.  Star Gazette – February 21, 2011

 

BROOKMAN - The Elmira Advertiser - Monday Morning - April 23, 1917 - Page 7
Joseph Brookman
The funeral of Joseph, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Jacob Brookman; will be held at the family home, 1127 Ovid street today at 8:30 a. m. and the St. Cassimer Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul cemetery.

BROOKS
Brooks, Joseph J. formerly of Parklane Ave, Elmira Heights Wednesday March 14, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Burial Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Survived by wife Julia of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.

BROWN - COBB, Ardeth A.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Sunday, February 15, 2009, at home surrounded by her loving family. Ardeth was the daughter of Arthur B. and Frances Harding Brown. Ardeth attended St. Patrick's Parochial School and graduated from Elmira Catholic High in 1955. She is survived by her loving husband, Michael T. Cobb; children, with their families, Michael A. & Annette Cobb of Elmira, with children, Justine and Brian; Patricia A. & Mark May of Sunrise, FL, with son, Joshua; Shawn F. & Lisa A. Cobb of Elmira, with children, Blake and Riley; a very special friend Ruth Kirk. Ardeth adored her family and loved watching her grandchildren grow up. Ardeth's hobby was collecting antique glass. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 18, 2009 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 8:15 p.m. Interment will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to ones choosing.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/16/2009 - 2/18/2009

BROWN - SULLIVAN
Claudia Ann Age 57 of Pittsburgh PA, on Friday, February 17, 2006 in Pittsburgh after a long battle with cancer. Claudia was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Claude and Ann (Cardone) Brown. She is survived by her beloved husband John Sullivan; loving mother of Jessica Bell of New York City and Christopher Sullivan of Pittsburgh; grandmother to her most loved Charlie of New York City; sister of Michelle Coleman and David Brown both of Orlando FL. Also surviving are numerous sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, many dear and loved friends. Claudia was a warm and loving person and had a positive attitude in everything she faced in life. Her infectious laugh could be heard at any gathering. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's Church, Elmira on Wednesday, February 22, 2006 at 12:00 noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Claudia's memory may be made to Phipps Conservatory, 1 Schenley Park, Pittsburgh PA 15213. Local arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

 

BROWN Frances B. "Frannie-FBJ" Janeski,

Age 78 of Elmira, died peacefully at home on May 24, 2013 after a long battle with cancer. Frannie was born in Elmira on August 19, 1934, daughter of the late John and Geraldine (Bergan) Brown. She was predeceased by her husband Robert T. Janeski in 1995; sisters, Ann Cox and Karen VanHouten. Frannie is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Kim M. and John Chimileski, Horseheads with sons, Andrew (Alyssa), Ryan, Scott and Steve Chimileski; Anne E. and Dave Coon of Tappahannock VA with children Brett Janeski and Alexis Mothershed; son and daughter-in-law, Robert T. and Tracy Janeski of Farmington with his daughters, Samantha, Trisha and Sara Janeski; great granddaughters, MacKenzie and Savannah; brothers, John, Gerald and Phillip Brown all of Elmira; brothers-in-law, Richard Cox and George VanHouten of Elmira. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and many good friends. Frannie retired from Verizon after nearly thirty years with the phone company. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Frannie loved to travel and spend time in a variety of casinos. Her greatest joy was time spent with her children and grandchildren. There are no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Frannie's memory may be directed to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14850. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Care First nurses, Laura, Heidi and Kate for the wonderful care they provided to Frannie for the last several months.   Star Gazette – May 26, 2013

 

BROWN FRANCES C. REAGAN
Frances C., Age 80, of Elmira, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Frances was born November 16, 1926, the daughter of Clarence and Mae Morgan Brown. She is predeceased by her husband, Richard J. Reagan, Sr., brothers, Clarence, Jr. and William Brown, and sister, Mary Warmbein. Frances is survived by her daughters, Kathleen A. Reagan and Mary Ann Spallone; and sons, Richard J. Reagan, with Lois Pratt, and Daniel F. Reagan, all of Elmira. Also surviving are her grandchildren, Mary (Chip) Paternoster of Portland, OR, Julie (Tony) Yenichek of Charlotte, NC, Michael (Julie) Valeant of Chicago, IL, Jill Valeant of Chesterbrook, PA, Anne Valeant of Athens, OH, Justin Spallone, with fiancée, Lindsay Scheepsma of Louisville, KY, Lauren Spallone of Fountain Hill, PA, and Adam Spallone of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Jack and Katie Yenichek; sister, Margaret Haupt of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Morgan and Beverly Brown of Endwell, NY; sister-in-law, Barbara Brown of Michigan; along with several nieces and nephews. Frances was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital, where she worked in the printing department. While at the hospital she was an Oppy Award recipient. Frances was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, June 22, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 23, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers will be provided by the family. Donations in Frances' memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901.

 

BROWN Harriet E. Pesesky

Age 89 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born May 18, 1922 in Columbia Crossroads, PA, daughter of the late Earle and Mary (Newberry) Brown and died Sunday, March 25, 2012 at St. Joseph's Nursing Home, Utica, NY. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her stepmother Agnes Brown; brother Robert Brown and sister Marian Ross. She is survived by her children and their spouses Mark and Marilyn Pesesky of Interlaken, NY, Karen and Fred Blum of Clover, SC, P. Scott and Amy Pesesky of Norfolk, VA, Lynn Pesesky of Corning and David and Lisa Pesesky of Utica, NY; grandchildren Jill Pesesky, Kerri (Baker) Blum, Kristy (Scot) Brown, Tim Blum, Andy (Leigh) Blum, Billy (Courtney) Pesesky, Katy (Frank) Shields, Jennifer, Patrick and Brian Henry, Justine and Nick Pesesky; great grandson Marcus Pesesky, great granddaughters Alexandra Blum and Madysen Williams; brother-in-law Carl (Patricia) Pesesky of Big Flats; sisters-in-law Rita Pesesky of Elmira Heights and Bernice Pesesky of Boston, MA along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Pesesky was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass on Saturday, March 31st at 10 am in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Rev. Scott Kubinski, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Harriet through donations to the Alzheimer's Association (www.alz.org) P.O. Box 96011 Washington, DC 20090-6011 or St. Joseph's Nursing Home, 2535 Genesee St., Utica, NY 13501. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Harriet's children wish to thank the St. Joseph's Nursing Home staff for the love and care they showed to Mom over the years.  Star Gazette – March 28, 2012

 

BROWN Karen L. VanHouten 

Elmira: Age 67, died peacefully with her loving family by her side on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Karen was born March 14, 1945, in Elmira, the daughter of the late John and Geraldine (Bergan) Brown. She is also predeceased by her sister Ann Cox. Karen is survived by her loving and devoted family….. husband of 48 years George C. VanHouten; sons, with their families; George C., II and Maryann, with sons, Zachary, Matthew, Nicholas and Jacob; Stephen G. and Amy, Big Flats, with sons, Thomas and Ryan; Jonathan C. and Kari Bellingham WA, with sons, Kincade and Emmett; Martin A., Elmira; Corey T., Elmira with Patricia Pierce and her son Alex; brothers, all of Elmira, John, Gerald and Phillip Brown; sister Frances Janeski, Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard Cox, James and Bonnie VanHouten, Wayne and Robin VanHouten, Lorraine and James Van Horn; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Karen was retired from Chemung Canal Trust Company. A very loving wife, mother and grandmother, her family was her life. She will be forever missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 19, 2012 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Karen with a donation to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P O Box 1893, Memphis TN.    Star Gazette – December 17, 2012

 

BROWN Leland L., Sr.

Age 51, of 203 Hendy Creek Road, Pine City, NY. He was born March 20, 1955 in Elmira and died Saturday, July 15, 2006, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his sister, Denise Brown in 1964; and grandparents, Leland and Helen Kelsey. Leland is survived by his children, Leland Brown, Jr. of Rochester, NY, Brent Brown of Oseola, PA, Tracy Brown, Brandi and Breanna Gearhart, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Kaitlyn, Steven and Carrissa Brown, Nasaiya and Tejana Rainey; sister and brother-in-law, Cecelia and Robert Barnes of Elmira; nieces and nephews Renee and Ronald Harvey, Brian and Rayna Pike, Heather Pike, Robert and Charles Barnes; great-nieces and nephews, Austin, Shawn, Laura and Jamie Harvey, Cody Pike. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, July 19th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Thursday, July 20th, from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. Rev. Art Keith will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

BROWN - LEWIS Rosemary C.
Died at her home, on Sunday, November 4, 2007, with her family by her side. Rosemary is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Robert S. "Bucky" Lewis; daughter, Theresa M. Portzer of Savannah, GA, with her husband Jim, and sons, James Robert and Brett Ryan; sister, Dr. Margaret Brown of Northern Virginia; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Connie and Bill Buckholtz of Elmira, Betty June Lewis of Elmira Heights; along with 14 nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Ross, Sr. and Gertrude Lewis, brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Ross Lewis, Jr., Gerald and Gladys Lewis. Born in Buffalo, NY, daughter of the late George W. and Cecelia Dobmeier Brown, Rosemary was raised in Bowmansville, NY, and attended The Park School in Snyder, NY. She was a graduate of Elmira College, Class of 1959, with a degree in education. Rosemary began her teaching career in Alden, NY. She married Bucky in 1961, moved to Elmira, and taught 1st grade at Pine City School for 5 years. Rosemary was employed by the Elmira City School District and worked for 30 years as a home tutor. She also taught adult basic education to developmentally delayed adults for 25 years. Rosemary was active in the community as a volunteer with Meals on Wheels and with the Elmira Figure Skating Club. A long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church, she taught Religious Education there for many years. Rosemary enjoyed music, reading, crossword puzzles and cross-stitching. She and Bucky enjoyed socializing in Elmira's pubs and restaurants. Together, they enjoyed time spent at Keuka Lake, drawn back year after year by the beauty of the lake and the fond memories of where they first met. Rosemary and Bucky also enjoyed traveling in the northeast and throughout the United States. Rosemary will be remembered as a caring and generous woman, a devoted wife and loving sister, mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, November 7, 2007 at 11:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are accepted or donations in Rosemary's memory may be directed to one of the following, The Park School, Elmira College, Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, or the Parkinson's Foundation. Envelopes for all will be available at the funeral home.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2007.

BRUCATO - DESOCIO, Caroline nee: Brucato
Beloved wife of the late Peter J. DeSocio died Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at the age of 92 of Elmira, NY. She is survived by sons, Rev. John DeSocio, Elmira, Peter Jack (Trish) DeSocio, Indiana; daughter, Christine (Robert) DeSocio-Burns, Bath, NY; beloved grandmother to: Jennifer (David) Kovacs, Peter A. (Bridget) DeSocio, Joel DeSocio, Stephanie (Christopher) Meunier and Christina Wagner; great-grandchildren, Natalie, Catherine, Peter M., Casandra, Autumn, Anna, Elizabeth and Isabella; sisters-in-law, Rose MacFeiggan and Emily DeSocio; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and an abundance of loving and devoted friends. Predeceased by daughter, Mary Ann DeSocio Herd. Caroline was a member of Marriage Encounter, Cursio, Agresage, Macchia Club, Italian Folk Art Federation of American Club, Monday Morning Breakfast Club, the Red Hat Society, Tuesday Afternoon Card Club, Thursday Afternoon Card Club, St. Anthony's Bazaar Craft Club, St. Anthony's Sewing Guild, St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Society, IAV Club Auxiliary & St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, September 11th, 1-3 and 6-8 p.m., Prayer Service there Saturday @ 10:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may make a Donation to St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary in Caroline's name (envelopes available at the Funeral Home).   Published in Star-Gazette from September 10, 2009

 

BRUSSO Delbert F.

Age 87 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 21, 1924 in Elmira, son of the late Gustave and Rose (Nervick) Brusso and died Wednesday, November 23, 2011 very unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the last survivor of 15 siblings. Del is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Ida, having celebrated their anniversary on November 17th; sisters-in-law Lena and Wilda Brusso both of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Del retired from the City of Elmira; was a veteran of WWII and a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Cecilia's Church). Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, November 28th from 12 to 2 pm. His funeral service will be held at 2 pm. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Star-Gazette - November 26, 2011

 

BRUSSO Gustave J., Jr.

Age 83 of Elmira, NY. He was born March 27, 1928 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Gustave and Rose (Nervick) Brusso, Sr. and died Wednesday, September 28, 2011 in St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. He is survived by his lifelong companion Patricia M. Burt; brother and sister-in-law Delbert & Ida Brusso; sisters-in-law Lena Brusso and Wilda Brusso, all of Elmira; close friends Elsie and Doug Warfe of Wallace, NY along with several nieces and nephews. Gus retired from General Electric and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, October 3rd from 10 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate. Committal prayers and internment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – September 30, 2011

 

BRUSSO Harold "Chip"
Age 86 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 1, 1922 in Ontario, NY son of the late Gustave and Rose (Nervick) Brusso and died Friday, October 17, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. His family moved to Elmira when he was a young boy. "Chip", as he was fondly known to family and friends, was a veteran of WWII having served in the U.S. Air Force. Following the war he returned to Elmira where he met and married his wonderful wife of 61 years, Lena (Menechella) Brusso. He was employed by Remington Rand and Hardinge Brothers before retiring in 1984. Chip was an avid hunter and fisherman and had a passion for gardening. More than anything else he loved spending time at their cottage on Keuka Lake, a cottage he, Lena and many family members helped build nearly 60 years ago. There he enjoyed trout fishing with Lena and his daughter Karen. Evenings at the lake were for "kicking back" and having a few beers with his brother-in-law and good friend "Shorty" while they talked about the old days till wee hours of the morning. Time spent at the lake were the happiest of his life. During the winter months he enjoyed hunting with his brothers, his son John and good friend Fred Buckholz. Mr. Brusso is survived by his loving wife Lena; children John (Diane) Brusso of Wellsburg, NY, JoAnn (Alan) Hayter of Victor, NY, Carol (Eric) Opitz of Chatham, NY and devoted daughter Karen Brusso of Elmira, NY. He was the brother of the late Joseph, Mathias, James, Lawrence, Robert, Marie (Haflett), Anna and Rita Brusso. He is also survived by two brothers Delbert (Ida) and Gustave (Pat) Brusso all of Elmira; eight grandchildren, Jeffery, Katie and Tina Hayter, Michele Wasicki, Theresa Brown, Michael, Marybeth and Andrew Brusso; six great-grandchildren; sister-in-law Wilda Brusso of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Chip's wife and children would like to extend "special thanks" to his nieces Kathy Murray and Peggy (Kevin) Seaman and son-in-law Alan for making it possible for dad to visit Keuka Lake in recent years. Their kindness and compassion are truly appreciated. We thank our neighbor Mr. Ostrander who generously gave his time to help on those occasions when dad needed assistance. The family would also like to thank the staff of the Veterans Administration, Bath, NY along with Family Services for providing dads home health care this past year. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, October 19th from 2 to 5 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, October 20th at 9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am 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 from 10/18/2008 - 10/19/2008

BRUSSO Lawrence R. Of Elmira, NY Was born June 6, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Gustave Wm. and Rose E. (Nervick) Brusso, died on Wednesday, December 27, 2006, peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. Lawrence is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Wilda (Grace) Brusso; daughters, Anna Marie Brusso of Geneva, NY, Mary (Charles) Dunham of Mesa, AZ; Donna (Tim) Erikson of Elmira, NY, with their children, Brittany Cardamone and Landon Erickson; Tammy (Rich) Klatt of Boxboro, MA, with their children, Derek and Justin Klatt; stepchildren, Karen (John) Winkel of Hartsdale, NY, Jan (Mike) Norton of Elmira, NY, Randy Seymour of Elmira, NY; brothers, Harold (Lena) Brusso, Delbert (Ida) Brusso, and Gustave "Gus" (Pat) Brusso, all of Elmira, NY; along with several step grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Lawrence was a devout National League baseball fan, dedicated 100% to the New York Mets. He was an avid hunter and a former member of St. John's Society. He was a Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country from 1942 to 1945 during WWII, stationed in Italy. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, December 29, 2006, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there following the visitation (7 p.m.). The Reverend Walter Wainwright will celebrate Lawrence's life. The Chemung County Military Honors Squad will accord Mr. Brusso full Military Honors on Saturday, December 30, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery (Mount Zoar entrance). Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903, or a charity of one's choice.

BRUSSO –MARIA A. HAFLETT.  Age 68 of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, April 12, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her husband Richard; daughters and sons-in-law Diane and Reed Hartford, Carol and Charles Henry Lewis all of Elmira, Mary Ann and Richard J. Biery of Sayre, PA; 5 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; sister Rita A. Brusso; brothers and sisters-in-law Lawrence and Wilda, Harold and Lena, Delbert and Ida all of Elmira, Robert of Canandaigua, NY, Gustave (Patricia Burt) of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Saturday, April 14th from 9 to 11 AM. Prayer Service will be held at 11 AM. Rev. Patrick L. Connor will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, in her memory.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

BRUSSO Rita A. Age 80, of Elmira, NY. She was born December 12, 1925 in Ontario, NY, daughter of the late Gustave and Rose (Nervick) Brusso, and died Wednesday, August 16, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her brothers, Delbert (Ida) Brusso, Gustave (Pat) Brusso, Lawrence (Wilda) Brusso, and Harold (Lena) Brusso, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Rita was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Church (St. Cecilia's Church) and was the owner of Brusso's Restaurant in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, August 17th, from 5 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will take place in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

VINCENT A. BUBACZ
Vincent A. Bubacz, age 64 of Elmira, NY died on Friday, July 5, 1985. Mr. Bubacz was a communicant of St. Mary's Church.  He was a retired employee of the Facet Corporation; a veteran of World War II, US Army; a member of Elmira Moose Lodge and the Capt. Clarence Oliver American Legion Post #154. He is survived by wife, Dorothy (Horka) Bubacz; sons and daughters-in-law, Kenneth and Anne Bubacz of Henrietta, NY, Robert Bubacz of Henrietta, NY, Robert's fiancee, Laurie Griswold of Henrietta, NY; 2 grandchildren, Jo Anne Bubacz and Andrew Bubacz of Henrietta; sister, Dorothy Bubacz of Morris Run, Pa; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Wayne Stratton of Treasure Island, FL, Eleanor and Walter Augustine of Blossburg, Pa.; sister-in-law, Irene Bubacz of Millerton, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian Burial was held on Monday at St. Mary's Church.  Interment St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

 

BUCHANAN Julia Coolbaugh

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Age 63 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 1, 1947 in Elmira, the daughter of Ellitt and Marion (Hart) Buchanan and died Saturday, December 25, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY unexpectedly after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her father Ellitt Buchanan and is survived by her son Robert Coolbaugh, Jr.; daughter Lisa Kinner, 7 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; mother Marion Buchanan; sister Diane Lee. Julia was formerly employed with Kwik Fill on Lake Road and Ann's Pancakes. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 31st from 4 to 6 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 6 pm. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – December 30, 2010

BUCZKOWSKI - BEREZA, Stella T.
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, October 22, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on May 11, 1915 in Elmira, NY to the late Andrew and Mary Buczkowski. Stella was the last surviving sibling of 13 brothers and sisters. Survivors include her son, Joseph Bereza of Elmira; daughter, Theresa Winner of Rock Stream, NY; grandchildren, Joseph R. Bereza, Kimberley Bereza, Stephen (Lisa) Winner, Kristen (Deb McCaulay) and Amy (Brian) McConnell; great-grandchildren, Jasmine, Cameron, Benjamin and Henry; along with several nieces and nephews. Stella was a lifelong member of St. Casimir's Church and was a member of their Rosary and Sacred Heart Society. She was a great homemaker and grandma and she left behind many afghans with her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service for Stella on Monday, October 27th, at 10 a.m., with Father Thomas O'Brien officiating at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/24/2008

BUDNEY MARY B. BALDWIN
Mary B. Age 88, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 31, 1917 in Pittston, PA, daughter of the late Adolph and Eva (Kutniewski) Budney and died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester, in 1972; and daughter, Donna, in 2000. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Susan Baldwin of Cherry Hill, NJ; grandsons, Chris Baldwin of Seattle, WA, and Jeff Baldwin of Cherry Hill, NJ; brothers, Ben Budney of Oneonta, NY, Vincent Budney of Penn Yan, NY, Francis Budney of Horseheads, NY, and Leonard Budney of Unadilla, NY; sister, Josephine Edwards of Binghamton, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Baldwin was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a long time volunteer in the Elmira area and was recently presented The Presidential Volunteer Service Award by President Bush. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, June 12th, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be offered there at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

BUDNEY MARY B. BALDWIN
Mary B. Age 88, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 31, 1917 in Pittston, PA, daughter of the late Adolph and Eva (Kutniewski) Budney and died Thursday, June 8, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, June 12th, from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be offered there at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

BUDNICK - MC CANN, Frances Monica (Budnick)
Formerly of 1107 Admiral Place - Age 96, of Elmira, NY died
Friday, April 23, 2010 at Bethany Manor Horseheads, NY. She was born on June 6, 1913 in Morris Run, PA to the late Anthony and Margaret Budnick. Fran was predeceased by her husband Lewis McCann in 1991 and by six brothers, John, Mike, Tony, Steve, Andy and Frank Budnick; two sisters, Martha Cady and Mary Heath. Frances is survived by her daughter, Shirley Wilson of Elmira, NY; son, James L. (Charlene) McCann of Elmira, NY; granddaughters, Mary (Daryl) Mickley of Millerton, PA; Wendy Colegrove of Athens, PA; a wonderful friend of many years, Gloria Maxon of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. The family greatly appreciates the care and concern afforded Frances by the dedicated staff of Bethany Manor during her residence there. Granting Fran's request there will be no calling hours or funeral service. She will be laid to rest privately in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. For those wishing to make a donation in Frances' memory please do so to the Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Place, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010

BULAS LOUISE  PFIFFER
Mrs. Louise (Bulas) Formerly of Standish St., Elmira, NY died peacefully Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Louise was born in Hoytville, PA, daughter of the late John and Tekla (Trybwczewski) Bulas. Louise lived a wonderful life and will always be remembered as a kind and gentle lady. Survivors include her sons, William C. (Carol) Pfiffer of Horseheads, NY, Richard (Connie) Pfiffer of Blue Ridge, GA, and John (Sharon Hallahan) Pfiffer of Las Vegas, NV; special daughter-in-law, Barbara Pfiffer; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren. Louise was predeceased by her husband, William C. Pfiffer Sr. in 1967; daughter, Leocadia Stearns in 1998. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, May 15, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Rev. Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Louise can be made to the Epilepsy Association of Greater Rochester at 1650 South Ave., Rochester, NY 14620, or our local food banks.

RAYMOND CARL BURDICK, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leslie H. Burdick died Monday (July 1918) at the family home, No. 511 Perine Street.  The funeral was held at the home Wednesday at 10 a.m.  Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/28/1918

BURDULIS
Peter John Age 22 of Uvalde, TX and formerly of Elmira, died Sunday, August 12, 20001 in Uvalde as the result of a sailplane accident. Peter is survived by his parents, Richard and Patricia Ciarlo Burdulis; sister Caroline Burdulis, all of Horseheads; maternal grandmother, Caroline Ciarlo of Elmira; maternal grandfather John Ciarlo with his wife Mary of Erin, NY; maternal uncles and aunts, Frank Ciarlo, Louis and Bonnie Ciarlo, Joe and Teresa Ciarlo, Theresa and Robert Fantone; paternal aunts and uncles, Trudy and Bob Morgan, Pat and Tom Lehnen, Vincent and Janet Burdulis, Antionette Crandell, Mary Fran and Damon Gonzales, and Agatha and J.C. Schooler; girl friend Rebecca Elliott of Uvalde, TX; special friend Elizabeth Schwenkler of Elmira; the Elliot family of Uvalde, TX; several cousins; his Harris Hill family; numerous good friends and loved ones. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, August 17, 2001 from 1:00 to 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 to 9:00 P.M. A tribute to Pete will be held at 9:00 P.M. Friday evening. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 8:15 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. in St. Casimir's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Pete had a great love for flying from a young age. One of Pete's early flying accomplishments was when he won the annual Snowbird Competitions at Harris Hill. In that event he won for Best Pilot and Best Team. When Pete took up flying it started a long time flying relationship with his good friend Elizabeth Schwenkler. Together they competed in many competitions both in the United States and Europe. Pete was very involved with the Harris Hill Soaring Club. He was employed by MH Soaring where he worked on repairing and restoring damaged sailplanes. During his time at Harris Hill, Pete earned his pilot license and instructor license for sailplanes. After high school Pete attended Corning Community College. During his first summer break, Peter and Elizabeth traveled to Germany for international sailplane competition. Shortly after returning to Corning for his second year of school Pete contracted encephalitis of the cerebellum and brain stem. He ended up being treated at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY before coming home to Elmira for physical therapy at St. Joseph's Hospital. After six months of illness and recovery Pete was able to return to Corning Community College where he earned his Associates Degree in Aeronautical Engineering. He and Elizabeth made a second trip to Europe this time traveling to Holland for another international competition. Pete then went to Florida and worked his way through flight school. He earned his single engine, multi engine and commercial pilot licenses while in Florida. He was also a certified flight instructor of single engine planes. Peter moved to Texas where he took Citation Training in Dallas to fly corporate jets. He currently held a position as a pilot with Sierra Industries in Uvalde, TX. Pete held numerous badges with the Soaring Society of America for his sailplane flights. His Silver Badge was for a fifty-mile flight that included an altitude gain of over 3000 feet and the flight lasted for over 5 hours. He had just completed his Gold Badge flight of 186 miles and was landing at the time of the accident. Donations in Pete's memory may be made to the Harris Hill Junior Organization, 62 Soaring Hill Dr., Elmira, NY 14903.

BURKE Agnes Angela Age 92, of Elmira, NY. She was born September 18, 1912 in Towanda, PA, one of six daughters of the late James and Mary (Hogan) Burke, and died Friday, July 15, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her sisters, Sister Mary Rose, R.S.M., Sister M. Norberta, R.S.M., Sister Jane de-chantel, R.S.M., Sister Irene, R.S.M., and Katherine B. Burke Frawley. Agnes was very proud of her four sisters who were Sisters of Mercy, and Katherine, who was a Registered Nurse. She is survived by nieces and nephews, John Cannizzaro of NYC, Tony and Kathleen Cannizzaro of Seneca Lake, Melissa Klossner of Chemung, Christine Keough of Beaver Dams, Antoinette Klotz of Elmira, Marty and E.J. Laux of Elmira, Frank and Linda Laux of Elmira, Rose Anne (Laux) and Mike DiPetta of Chemung; very special friends, Mary Anne and Joseph Kane of Waverly. Agnes was a devout Catholic and a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. She was also very proud of her Irish heritage. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, July 19th, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Prayers will be offered at 12:30, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Agnes through donations to the American Cancer Society or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care.

BURKE –MARGARET BURKE MARGOTTA of 107 Country Club Drive, Thursday, May 4, 1978 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home  Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Saturday at 11:30 a.m. followed by Mass  of Christian  Burial at 12:00 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Burial Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Survived by the following nephews and nieces; William E. Burke of Albany, N.Y., Col. Robert L. Burke, Fairfax, Va., Edmund Burke, Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. G. L. Landon, Falls  Church, Va., Miss Jeanne Burke, Jersey City, N.J., Mrs. Earl D. Schaeffer, Elmira; Mrs. Joseph Kopko, Elmira; 19 grand-nieces and nephews; 20 great-grand-nieces and nephews.  She was retired from the Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co.; a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes church and its Altar Society.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/5/1978

DANIEL B. BURNS of 737 Foothill Road, RD 1, Elmira, NY, Thursday, April 26, 1984.  Friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home Sunday2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday 9 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church.  Interment Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Frances (Seidel) Burns; sons, Daniel J. at home, James T. of Sanford, NC; daughter, Patricia A. Burns of Boston, MA.  Donations to St. Mary Our Mother Church Building Fund or charity of your choice would be appreciated.  Mr. Burns was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, senior project engineer for Corning Glass Works, charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, member and past Grand Knight of the Knights of Columbus No. 229, member of the Horseheads Elks Club and White Eagles Club, American Society of Medals, American Welding Society and American Powder Metallurgy Institute.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/1984

BURNS –MRS. ELIZABETH BURNS MANTELL of 105 E. 38th St., New York City, formerly of Elmira.  Body at Frank O’Dea Funeral home where friends may call today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 8 a.m.  Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/1/1955

BURNS
John F. Age 66 of Elmira, died Monday, September 10, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was born March 1, 1935, son of the late Frederick J. and Inez Callon Burns. He is survived by his daughter Michelle Dorrington of Port St. Lucie FL with husband Donald and daughter Melissa Rader; sisters, Helen Collins of Elmira and Dorothy Jones of Burlington, VT with husband Robert and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 13, 2001 at 9:15 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. John was retired from American LaFrance where he was a production scheduler.

BURNS Michael J. "Burnzy"
New York State Correctional Officer, Age 53, of Race Street, Elmira, NY, died in peace surrounded by his loving family at home. Michael is the son of the late John Anthony and Irene Catherine Walsh Burns. He was born in Elmira, December the 31st, 1953. He's survived by his loving wife of 24 years, Dolores Wood Burns; son, Anthony Michael Burns; and daughter, Catherine Irene Burns, all of Elmira; his faithful canine companion, "Frank"; sisters, Barbara Snyder of Lowman, NY, Madeline Pabis of Elmira Heights, NY; brother, Paul Burns (Rose) of Elmira; several nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews; father-in-law, Donald J. Wood. In addition to his parents, Michael is predeceased by his brother, John Burns; and mother-in-law, Grace Wood. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, October 5th, 2007, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, October 6th, 2007, at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904, at 10:00 a.m. Graveside committal prayers will follow in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. The Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate. Michael was a correctional officer for New York State. He was a devoted communicant of St. Mary's Church of the Southside. A member of the White Tail Buck Hunters Assoc. and was inducted into the Slow Pitch Hall of Fame. He will always be remembered as an avid outdoorsman and wonderful father who was ready for anything. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/5/2007.

BURNS - (First name not given) OBIT: Mrs. JOHN LUNDERGAN
SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette, Mon 28 March 1921
DEATH DATE: 27 March 1921
BURIAL: SS. Peter & Paul cemetery
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"MRS. JOHN LUNDERGAN
    Mrs. John Lundergan died unexpectedly last night at 7:45 o'clock at the family home, 963 North Main street, following an apoplectic seizure. Mrs. Lundergan had visited her mother, Mrs. Margaret Burns at 523 Logan street yesterday afternoon and returned to her home about 5 o'clock. She prepared the supper and when her husband returned to the home at 5:45 p.m., he found Mrs. Lundergan lying in an unconscious condition on the floor of the kitchen. Dr. Walter Byrne and William Cain were summoned and applied remedies but death resulted at 7:45 p.m. without the stricken woman regaining consciousness.
    Mrs. Lundergan was born  in Elmira and had passed her entire life here. She is survived by her husband, John Lundergan, a well known Lackawanna switchman; her mother, Mrs. Margaret Burns, who has been seriously ill several months; three brothers, Michael of Chicago; Peter of Portage, Wis., and James of this city. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday at 8 a.m. and at the St. Patrick Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in the SS Peter and Paul cemetery."

ROGER E. BURNS, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Burns of 957 Erie St., Friday, May 22, 1953.  Survived by parents; brother, Robert; sister, Carol Burns, all at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Mason of Wellsburg and Mrs. Agnes Burns of Binghamton; several aunts and uncles.  The body is at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., where private funeral will be held at convenience of the family.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1953

BURRIS Donald R.
A longtime resident of Elmira died peacefully, Saturday, January 31, 2009 at his Southside home at the age of 76. Born in Corning on January 27, 1933, Don was the son of the late William & Emma Nares Burris. He married Marilyn Maier on June 30, 1956. Together they shared a lifetime of happy memories. Don is remembered by his family and many friends for his loving and welcoming smile. He was employed by the Elmira City School District as a custodian for 23 years until his retirement. Very civic minded he was active in Scouting. A devoted communicant of St. Mary's Church, Don was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, St. Mary's Choir and was a Eucharistic Minister. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Marilyn Maier Burris; their sons, Donald V. (Bridget) Burris, Buffalo, NY; and Kevin (fiancée, Kay Collum) Burris; grandsons, Matthew, John, Luke, Christopher, Joshua and Ben Burris; great grandson, Brady Burris; a sister-in-law, Rosalie Greene, brothers-in-law, Wally and Alwynne Maier; uncles, Joe (Carolyn) Nares, Corning and Ernest (Gert) Burris, Horseheads; several nieces, nephews, Don's nephew and buddy, Ryan Tyler; and his friend, Kimberly Burris. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday evening, February 3, 2009 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A Wednesday afternoon prayer service will take place at Caywood's at 12 noon followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 1 p.m. Graveside committal services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice or the Falck Cancer Center in Don's memory.    Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/2/2009

MR. WILLIAM J. (C.A.C.) BURRIS age 60 of 3169 Lyons Dr., Horseheads (Big Flats) Sunday, November 20, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 9:30 am.  Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Church at 10 am.  Interment, Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.  He is survived by his wife Mary Elizabeth (Betty) Mann Burris; sons, Michael & Wilhelmina Burris of Painted Post, NY, Joseph W. Burris of Daytona Beach, FL; brothers, Gerald and Beverly Burris of Corning, Donald and Marilyn of Elmira; daughters, Elise Kolaja of Baltimore, MD, Jessica Glynn of Baltimore, MD, Madelyn Gentry of Dallas, TX; 2 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Bill has been a certified Alcoholism counselor for Corning Glass Works for the past 10 years.  He was a US Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict and was a member of the Flint Glass Workers Union; had 32 years service with CGW and was an AA member for the past 15 years.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/22/1988

BURROUGHS William E. Jr.
Age 80, of West Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, November 27, 2008, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Maxine Burroughs; son and daughter-in-law, William E. Burroughs and Chloe Stannard of Colorado Springs, CO; son-in-law, Andrew Cesari of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Michael, Anthony, and Gina Cesari; his daughter, Susan J. Cesari predeceased William. The family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southport/Elmira, on Saturday, November 29, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Williams's life will take place on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. in the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY, Reverend Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY.    Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/28/2008

BURROUGHS William E.
Age 80 of West Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, November 27, 2008, at home after an extended illness with cancer. Bill was born October 21, 1928 in Piper City, IL, son of the late William and Agnes Burroughs. He was also predececeased by his loving daughter, Susan Jane Cesari (2002); sister, Shirley Bagby; and brother, Kaywin Burroughs, both of Peoria, IL. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 56 years, Maxine Roberts Burroughs; son, William E. Burroughs IV and daughter-in-law Chloe Stannard of Colorado Springs, CO; along with three daughters, Rebecca, Brianna, and Alyssa. He is also survived by his caring son-in-law, Andrew P. Cesari DDS of Elmira, along with his three children, Michael, and Anthony of NYC and Gina of Chicago, IL. Bill is also survived by sister, Arlene Rustman of Pekin, IL; and special friends Dick and Virginia Horchler of Seven Lakes, NC. Bill graduated from Bradley University in Peoria, IL in 1953 with a degree in Business Administration and received an ROTC commission in the US Air Force, where he served two years active duty in Germany and four years in the reserve. Following in a family tradition at the age of 18, Bill began a 40-year career in the Railroad Industry, retiring in 1987 as District Sales Manager for Con Rail. He loved the railroad business. Bill was a longtime member of North Presbyterian Church serving on numerous committees and was instrumental in founding the Men's Breakfast Group and for many years provided the inspiration for their discussions. After retiring, Bill became an active member of The Elmira Kiwanis Club; and, being an outdoorsman, loved the natural beauty of the Twin Tiers, enjoying golfing, hunting, fishing, and working in his garden. In addition, Bill spent many hours reading. Family and friends will be received at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Southport/Elmira on Saturday, November 29, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, November 30, at 2:00 p.m. in the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY. Reverend Gary Chorpenning will officiate. A private burial will take place later in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Bill's memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY. Finally, the family wishes to thank Hospice for the compassionate Care provided to Bill these past several weeks, with a special thanks to Debbie, Mary Ann, Lori, and Carolyn.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/29/2008

 

BUSH Katrina G. Sekella

Horseheads: Age 81, died Friday, June 14, 2013, at her home, with her family by her side. Katrina was born February 17, 1932, in Elmira, a daughter of Regina (Nicholson) and Thomas Bush. She is predeceased by her husband John R. Sekella, son Thomas Sekella, great-granddaughter Katherine May Sickelco, twin sister, Sister Regina Bush Campion, SSJ, and brother, Father Justice "Jack" Bush. Katrina is survived by her children, with their spouses, Deborah and Samual Perkins, Kettering OH, Mary and Richard Schrock, Horseheads, Stephen Sekella, Horseheads; daughter-in-law Katina Sekella, Rochester NY; grandchildren, Tracy (Alex) Gerken, Kelly (Justin) Heil, Christina (Jeff) Sickelco, Tatiana (Jesse) Cross, Ryan Schrock, Jordan Schrock; 6 great-grandchildren and special friend Robert Koening, Horseheads. Katrina enjoyed playing the piano. She liked the serenity of being outdoors, observing all that nature has to offer. A very devout Catholic, Katrina was a long time communicant of St. Benedict Church, Odessa. Spending time with her family was most precious to her. In memory of Katrina, please take the time to spend with family and pass on a kind word, or a smile, to others. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, June 17, 2013 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Star Gazette – June 15, 2013

 

BUSH Virginia M Lagonegro

Elmira: Age 93, died peacefully at home, with her family by her side, on Saturday, August 31, 2013. Virginia was born in Olean NY on June 10, 1920, daughter of Harry J. and Mary (Whitzer) Bush. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas S. Lagonegro in 1992. Virginia is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Mary Lagonegro, Cape Coral FL, Judith and Michael Shutter, Elmira and Christine Lagonegro, Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. "T.J." and Janice Lagonegro, Elmira; grandchildren, Elizabeth (John) Hollenbeck, Brian (Abby) Shutter, Kyle (Domini) Lagonegro, Lisa Lagonegro (fiancé Andrew Strong), Matthew (Heather) Lagonegro; great grandchildren, Isabella, Lilly, Jacob and Lucy; brother Harry Bush, Rochester; sisters and brother-in-law, June Bush, Olean NY, Donna and James Melville, Olean, NY, Marian Murphy, Wellsville NY, Marylou Haught, Bolivar NY; several nieces, nephews and in-laws; special caregiver Darla Cusimano. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Elmira on Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – September 1, 2013

 

MISS ANNA LAURA BUTLER, 81, 38 Grove St. Friday, Mar. 23, 1945.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. W. L. Goodreau, Miss Ester Butler; brother, Rock L. Butler all of Wellsboro.  The body is at Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home where funeral will be held Monday 8:15 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church at 9.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/1945

BYRNE M. Alice
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died, Thursday, November 22nd, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. (Alice Marie Dalton) Lawrence Joseph Byrne. Alice was born on September 18th, 1925 in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her brother, Colonel John Dalton Byrne, USA Ret. of San Antonio, TX; nieces and nephews, Colonel and Mrs. (Janet Dalton Byrne) Thomas W. Otto, Jr. of Springfield, Virginia, Dr. Thomas M. Sears MD and Mrs. Mary Candyce Byrne of Wharton, TX, Mr. and Mrs. Michael Byrne Hermosa Beach, CA; grandnieces and nephews, Mr. and Mrs. John T. Otto of Hope Mills, NC, Ms Julianne M. Otto of Alexandria, VA, Mr. and Mrs. Christopher T. Sears (Dr. Jennifer A. Robson DVM) of Austin, TX, Mr. Michael W. Sears of Austin, TX; great-nieces and nephews, Miss Emily K. Otto of Hope Mills, NC, Miss Elizabeth A. Otto of Hope Mills, NC, Master Michael A. Sears of Austin, TX, Master Benjamin T. Sears of Austin, TX; cousins, Mrs. Helen Dalton Bouchard of Fairport, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Dalton of Merced, CA, Mr. John Dalton of Frazier Park, CA; dear friends, Mr. and Mrs. William Jackson of Elmira, NY, Mr. and Mrs. Linn Brotzman of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Margaret O'Connor of Elmira, NY. She is predeceased by both of her parents and her brother, Captain Joseph Lawrence Byrne USAR. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, December 7th, 2007, at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmria, NY, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY, following the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Graveside committal prayers will be shared directly in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Alice was Editor of The Octagon, the Elmira College newspaper, in her senior year and famous for knowing more about what was going on than anyone else on campus. She was a lovely young lady who majored in Mathematics and French, graduating Phi Beta Kappa in 1947. Her yearbook caption reads, "'Bernie'…genuine…depth and understanding …independent…editorial efficiency…gay laughter …mathematician". She taught business subjects such as law and accounting for many years at the Elmira Free Academy. She was passionately concerned about her students and about preparing them for the future. She was a devoted and beloved daughter, sister and aunt. She cherished her many cousins, friends and classmates. After she retired from teaching, she heartily enjoyed traveling and playing bridge. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.

KATHRYN ANN BUZAKO eight year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Buzako of Pine City RD 2, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1958.  She was a pupil in the third grade at St. Mary’s School.  Besides parents, survived by brothers, Joseph, Richard and John; sister, Marion; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Hunt of Pine City RD 2; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Fillie Buzako of Mildred, Pa.  Body at the Keefe Funeral Home and this afternoon will be removed to the family home where prayer service will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m., Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m.  St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/12/1958
 

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