St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
GALLAVAN John E. Gallavan
Elmira: Age 88, died Tuesday, June 26, 2012, at Elcor Health Services. John was born September 6, 1923, the son of Edward P. and Katherine (Regan) Gallavan. He is predeceased by his wife Marilyn (Taft) Gallavan. John is survived by his step-children, Deborah L. Cheyne, Baldwinsville NY; Richard W. (Tamara) Carroll, Jr., Horseheads; Kenneth T. (April Thiel) Carroll, Elmira; nephews, Tim Bermingham, Fishkill NY; John Bermingham, Elmira; Phillip Bermingham, Elmira; and Paul (Gail) Bermingham, Leominster MA; along with several cousins. John was retired from the railroad after nearly 37 years of service… 30 years with Lehigh Valley and 6 ½ years with Conrail. He was a member of the Transportation Communications International Union for over 50 years. John was also a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to John's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 29, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember John with a donation to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira NY 14904. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – June 27, 2012
GALVIN - GRADY, Mary Ann
Age 82, of Elmira, died Sunday, January 4, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital - SNF. Mary Ann was born January 3, 1927, the daughter of Thomas and Mary Cain Galvin. She is predeceased by her brother John Mark Galvin. Mary Ann is survived by her loving husband of 58 years Charles H. Grady of Elmira; sisters-in-law Lucy Galvin of Elmira and Ruth Grady Conklin of Delray Beach, FL; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Mary Ann was an executive secretary. Over the course of her career she worked for various companies in the Elmira area. Mary Ann loved traveling with her husband. She was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, January 9, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 10, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2009
JOHN M. GANNON SR. of 369 Lynn St., Friday, Jan. 17, 1964. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, retired Pennsylvania Railroad conductor. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Gannon; sons, John M. Jr., James F., both of Elmira; sisters, Miss Ann Gannon, Miss Helen Gannon, Mrs. George Fleur, all of New York City; one grandson. Body at McCarthy Funeral Home. Calling hours today and Sunday2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Prayer service there Monday at 8 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/8/18/1964
GARDNER - CHIDO
Lottie A. (Gardner) died on Friday, September 16, 2005. She was born May 4, 1918 the daughter of the late William S. and Addie Terry Gardner in Burdett, NY. Long time waitress at Pierce's and Moretti's Restaurant, owner of Lake Street Fabrics, and operator of Serendipity Antique Shop. She is survived by her daughters, Winnie (Harold) Watts of Elmira, Loretta (Bud) McKeehan of Elizabethtown, TN; 11 grandchildren, including Michael Watts (Vicki Rachel), Mark and Kathy Watts, Barbara and Tim Miller, Charlene Watts (Dan Decker); 18 great-grandchildren, including Sgt. Anthony Popkin, Lottie Mae Watts, Nathan Watts, and Gemma Decker; two great-great-grandchildren. Lottie was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Chido in 1965; son, Wilfred Gardner in 1979; and seven brothers and two sisters. Her sharp wit and great spirit will be missed by all. Longtime member of St. Mary's Parish (Elmira Southside) and Ladies of Charity. Donations accepted in Lottie's name to St. Mary's. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, September 18, 2005, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal service there at 7:00 p.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira.
GARDNER - MANNING
Margaret G. Age 94 of Elmira, died Wednesday, August 15, 2001 at Woodbrook. Margaret was born September 5, 1906, daughter of Fred and Carrie Kasper Gardner. She was predeceased by her husband Daniel H. Manning; son Daniel F. Manning and grandson, Daniel J. Manning. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Mary Alice Clark of Elmira with husband Fritz and children, Fred (Jeanne) Clark, Gerald (Kristen) Clark, Thomas (Mary Teresa) Clark, Mary Margaret (William) Vosburgh, Barbara (Howard) Hadley, Ann (David) Lee and Patrick (Martha) Clark; and son, Thomas Manning of. Elmira with wife Maxine and children, Theresa (Steve) Woodworth, Thomas Manning, Donna (Paul) Steinhilper, David Manning and Michael Manning; daughter-in-law, Alice Manning of Pine City with children, Patricia (Michael) Marshall, Steven (Mary Jo) Manning, Joseph (Laura) Manning, Michele Manning, John (Lisa) Manning and daughter-in-law, Nancy Manning; along with forty-one great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters-in-law, Ruth Manning, Catherine Manning, Angeline Manning and Margaret Gardner and brothers-in-law, Raymond Manning and Walter Marble; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, August 17, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at 10:45 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Margaret was a life long communicant of St. Mary's Church, where she was active with the Ladies of Charity, Legion of Mary and Rosary and Altar Society. Donations in Margaret's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Church Memorial Fund, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira NY 14904 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. We want to thank Laurie Brann, all the staff and the residents of Woodbrook for all the wonderful care and love they gave to Margaret. Also a special thanks to Dr. Robert Lambert for his great care and kindness. The Manning Family
GARDNER MARION A. GATES
Marion A. Formerly of Carpenter Apartments, Elmira died Saturday evening, June 24, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 88. Born on January 29, 1918 in Elmira, Marion was the daughter of Theron & Margaret Ross Gardner. She was married to George W. Gates in 1939 and he predeceased her in 1969. Marion was employed for many years at St. Joseph's Hospital in central service. Devoted to her home and family, she took enjoyment in crafts and sewing. Surviving is her loving family, a daughter and son-in-law, Anna & Robert Yanowiak, Elmira; a son and daughter-in-law, Vincent & Twyla Gates, Seattle WA; six grandchildren, six great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Marion was predeceased by a sister and four brothers. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, June 27, 2006 between the hours of 6–8 p.m. A Wednesday morning prayer service will be held at Caywood's at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High St. Elmira at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
GARRITY MARION A. BURGEY
Marion A. Of Elmira NY, died Friday, June 23, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Marion was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Thomas and Marie (Kromer) Garrity. She was predeceased by her husband William J. Burgey and sister Ann Rother. Marion is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Annette and Jack Bjorvand of Kristiansand, Norway; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Diann Burgey of Elmira, Joseph and Gail Burgey of Easton PA, Timothy Burgey of Corning and Debbie Burgey of Elmira, Steven Burgey of Elmira; sisters, Virginia Hilfiger of Elmira, Isabelle Brick of Eden NY, Rose Alice (Earl) Kirbis of Tonawanda NY and Jane (Gordon) Logsdon of New Mexico; 14 grandchildren; several great grandchildren; special cousin, Ann Kromer; special friend, Mary Anne Haverley; along with several nieces and nephews. Marion was a 1941 graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing. She enlisted in the US Army in 1943 and served in England during World War II. Marion retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after many years of service. She was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Marion was an avid gardener and loved to paint. Because of family members being out of the country, services will be held next week. Friends are invited to the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, July 5, 2006 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Thursday, July 6, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Marion's memory may be directed to the United Cerebral Palsy & Handicapped Children's Association of Chemung County, 1118 Charles St., Elmira NY 14904.
GATES Anna M. Yanowiak
Elmira: A lifelong resident of Elmira died Wednesday
morning, June 29, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 68 following
a battle with cancer. Born on October 15, 1942 in Elmira, Anna was the daughter
of the late, George W. & Marion A. Gardner Gates. She was married to Robert
A. Yanowiak at St. John's Church, in Elmira on April 20, 1963. Anna was
employed by the Elmira City School District for many years and worked in the
Cafeteria in various positions. Devoted to her home and family, she took
enjoyment in quilting and sewing. Surviving is her loving family, husband of 48
years, Robert Yanowiak Sr.; their children, Robert Yanowiak Jr., Lodi; Tina
(Scott) Kapral, Manlius; Christa (Randy) Nellis, Corning; Paul (Holly)
Yanowiak, Rochester; five grandchildren, Kyle, Chelsea, Devin, Caden and
Seaver; brother, Vincent (Twyla) Gates, Seattle, WA; nephews, Michael and
Daniel Gates. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Friday, July 1,
2011 at St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High St. Elmira, at 9:30 am. Burial
will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the fam0ily's
convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the charity of
one's choice. Star Gazette – June 30, 2011
GATES - MILAZZO Dorothy Irene
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother - Was born November 19, 1920 in Springfield Township, PA, the daughter of the late Frank C. and Jennie Belle (Berry) Gates, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 2, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 89. A Prayer Service will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, January 5th, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. The Reverend Jeffery Tunnicliff will celebrate Dorothy's Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where Father Tunnicliff will conduct the committal prayers. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Mary's Renovation Fund, the ARC or a charity of one's choice. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010
GATES Joseph F. Gates
Of Elmira, NY, entered into rest October 15, 2010. Husband of the late Mary C. Gates. Son of Francis and Dorothy Gates who preceded him. Loving father of Suzanne (Jessie) Gates, Sharon Gates, Michael (Renee) Gates, Karen (John) Adams, David (Debbie) Gates; brother of Robert (Joanne) Gates; loving grandfather of numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren. Special uncle and friend to many. At Joe's request, there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial in his honor will be held on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul's Church, corner of High Street and Market Street. Everyone who knew dad is cordially invited to attend. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 18, 2010
GAVIN Joseph Walter Age 76, of Whitsett, NC, formerly of Elmira, NY, died October 23, 2006 at his residence. A Memorial Mass will be held at 9 a.m., Thursday, November 2, 2006, at St. Mary's Catholic Church on Franklin St. in Elmira. Interment to follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.
Formerly of Elmira, NY died
on February 26, 2010 in Hudson, Florida. He was born Dec. 27, 1912 in Woodhull, New York, the youngest of four children of Rush Bailey Gee and Olive Frances Hallinan. His early years were spent on the family's dairy farm until they moved to Elmira where Harold graduated from Southside High School in 1931. Harold married Phyllis M Parsons on Jul 16, 1938 at St Mary's Church, Elmira and they were graced with 54 years of marriage before her passing in 1993. At age 82 he was blessed to find love a second time and married Mary Stephens Burns on Oct. 14, 1995 at St Bernadette Church in Randolph, MA. Harold retired in 1972 from the Elmira Reformatory after 35 years of service as a Corrections Officer; he spent his golden years traveling between Elmira, NY; Randolph, MA and Port Richey, FL where the Gee's were longtime residents of Senate Manor Estates. He was an avid fisherman and spent many summers at the family cottage which he built himself on Seneca Lake. He was an accomplished carpenter, gardener, loved to travel and was an award winning amateur photographer. He loved sports and you could often find him on the golf course or in the clubhouse playing cards, where he always came out a winner. In addition to his wife Phyllis, Harold was predeceased by his sister, Florence Lemberg (1979), brothers, Thomas who died as an infant in 1906 and Homer (1966). He will be greatly missed and remembered by his widow Mary of Hudson, FL; daughter and son in law Carol and Jim Bramble of Horseheads, NY and Port Richey, FL; son, Norman of Penn Yan, NY; grandchildren Jim Bramble, Tampa, FL; Michael Bramble, Palmyra, NY; David Bramble, Elmira Heights, NY, Brian Bramble, Avon, NY; great grandchildren, Joshua Mahler and Steven Bramble, both of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, March 7th from 2 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Monday, March 8th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with Father Jeremiah Moynihan as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St Peter & Paul's Cemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.5.2010
GENOVESE - BONYAK, Fannie
Age 66, of Elmira Heights, died on Friday, August 21, 2009 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on March 18, 1943 in Elmira, NY to the late Thomas and Mildred (Zappie) Genovese. Fannie was predeceased by her sister, Rachael Zelko. Survivors include her children, Robert Bonyak II of Elmira Heights, Karen Bonyak of Elmira Heights, Thomas (Amy) Bonyak of Horseheads, Scott (Stacey) Bonyak of Erin and David Bonyak of Horseheads; grandchildren, Kaila, Kyle, Mackenzie, Ryan and Kennedy Bonyak and Alexis Zimmer; brother, Peter Genovese of Watkins Glen; sister, Lena (John) Corsaro of Elmira Heights; brother-in-law, William Zelko of Elmira Heights; companion, John Matkosky; along with several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Mass for Fannie will be held on Wednesday, August 26th at 10 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church with Father Jeremiah Moynihan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/23/2009
GENOVESE Peter T. Genovese
Age 77, of Elmira Heights, NY, died
on Saturday, November 27, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on December 21, 1932 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Thomas and Mildred (Zappie) Genovese. Peter was predeceased by his sisters, Rachel Zelko and Fannie Bonyak. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Lena and John Corsaro of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 30th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will be held there on Wednesday, December 1st, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Ann Mallare and the staff at the Falls Home in Montour Falls. Star-Gazette November 29, 2010
THOMAS P. GENOVESE age 88 formerly of 212 ½ W.
15th St., Elmira Heights, Monday, May 7, 1990 at Chemung County Nursing
Facility after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the
Barrett Funeral home, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service will
be held there Thursday 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial
10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s
Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Mildred; son, Peter;
daughters and sons-in-law, Lena and John Corsaro, Rachael and William
Zelko, Fannie and Robert Bonyak, all of Elmira Heights; sisters, Mary Genovese
of Nevada; 15 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Mr. Genovese was a
communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of Chemung County
Senior Citizens Bowling League. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/1990
GENUNG Charles E., RT "Chuck"
Age 43, of Margate FL died on Thursday, September 8, 2011
at Northwest Regional Medical Center in Margate. He was a son of Eleanor S.
Parda Genung of Elmira and the late Charles R. Genung. In addition to his
mother he is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Gregory W. and Laura Warren
of Southwest Branches FL with their children Gina M. and Lance G. Warren; aunt
Mary Lienhart of Madison CT with son Robbie of London England; special cousin
Kelly Jo Sambrook of East Greenbush NY with her husband Bryan and their
children Meghan (Chuck's goddaughter) and Brenna Sambrook; former wife Adriana
and her daughter Athena Araujo of Coral Springs FL; canine companion Max; along
with a host of good friends in both Florida and New York. Chuck was also
predeceased by aunt and uncles, Barbara J. and Joseph E. Murphy and Robert
Lienhart. Chuck was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, class of 1986. He
then went on to Arnot Ogden School of Radiological Technology graduating in
1990. Chuck moved to Florida and worked for 20 years at Boca Rotan Community
Hospital. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W.
Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, October 8, 2011 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:45
a.m. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 noon. Committal prayers and
interment will take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery on Tuesday, October
11, 2011. Donations in Chuck's memory may be directed to the Chemung County
SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903 or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave,
Elmira NY 14904. Star Gazette – September 22, 2011
GENUNG Doris M. [Genung] Nelson
Age 75, of Elmira, NY. She was born on December 14, 1934 in Elmira, daughter of the late Ward and Ada Dorothy (Pine) Genung, and peacefully died
on Friday, October 8, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased in 2005 by her husband of 48 years, James. Survived by daughter Kathleen; son and daughter-in-law Daniel and Shelli, with daughter Logan Rachel, all of Elmira; sister-in-law Mary Nelson of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and Shelli's parents Richard and Theo Johnson. Doris is also survived by many special and dear friends. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her mother and father-in-law Genevieve and Pat Nelson; sisters and brothers-in-laws Florence and Edward Mathews, Marjorie Tower, Louise and James Graham, Irene and Wilber Smith and Tex Nelson. Doris was employed as a legal secretary at the Sales and Evans and Ziff, Weiermiller, Learned, Hayden and Reilly law firms, retiring from the City of Elmira Police Department Traffic and Records Bureau. Doris spent many years working alongside her husband Jim with the Elmira Small Fry, Huck Finn Little League, and Louie's League T-Ball youth sports programs. She enjoyed spending time with her family, especially her granddaughter, Logan Rachel, the light of her life. She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. Her family would like to extend a special thank you to her Intensive Care Unit nurses, Jenny and Deanna, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Those wishing may make a donation in Doris' name to a charity of one's choice. Family and friends are invited to visit the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, October 11th from 1-3 and 6-8pm. A prayer service there Tuesday, October 12th at 11 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11:45am in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church. Committal Prayers and interment will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 10, 2010
GERNERT - FULLER, HAZEL, Services for Hazel Gernert Fuller, 82, of Chemung County Nursing Facility, were held May 2 at the Don Kalec Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian burial in Sts. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Mrs. Fuller died April 29, 1984. She was the daughter of Hattie Gernert, Columbia Cross Roads. There are no family surviving, but a host of many friends. (TGR May 10, 1984)
GERRITY VIRGINIA "GINNY" HILFIGER
Virginia Gerrity "Ginny" Age 81, of Elmira, died at her home, Sunday, November 5, 2006. Ginny was born in Elmira on July 16, 1925, a daughter of Thomas and Marie Kromer Gerrity. She is predeceased by her husband Richard; son Billy and sisters, Ann Rother and Marion Burgey. Ginny is survived by her children, Kathleen Hilfiger of Elmira; Susie Clapp of Woodbury, CT; Betsy Hilfiger of NYC; Marie Triehaft of Denver, CO, with husband Marc; Ginny Mahl of NYC, with husband Chris; Tommy Hilfiger of NYC, Bobby Hilfiger of New Windsor, NY, with wife JoAnn; and Andrew Hilfiger of Larchmont, NY with wife Kimberly; daughter-in-law Karla Hilfiger of NYC; many grandchildren; one great-grandson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Rose Alice and Earl Kirbis of Tonawanda, NY, Jane and Gordon Logsdon of New Mexico; and Isabelle Brick of Eden, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Ginny was the definition of what a mother should be, selfless, loving and non-judgmental. She and her husband Richard raised nine children and she was a "mother" to countless others throughout her life. Ginny truly loved her many years of service as a registered nurse at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. After retiring she continued at the hospital as a volunteer. Ginny was a committed parishioner at St. Patrick's Church and fulfilled her love for music by singing in the church choir. Everyone who knew her will miss her gentle spirit, kind ways and beautiful smile. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, November 9, 2006 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Ginny's name may be directed to either Arnot Ogden Medical Center - Memorial Fund, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905 or Ernie Davis Community Center Mentoring Program, 650 Baldwin Street, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
GERSBACH –MRS. FRANCES M. KAMAS age 59 of 192 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights Saturday, August 18, 1973. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home. Followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 9:30 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church. Interment St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Those wishing may send donations to the Elmira Cancer Society. Survived by husband, Edward M. Kamas; sister, Miss Florence R. Gersbach, Binghamton; Aunts, Sister M. Cletina, Order of St. Francis, Trenton, N.J., Mrs. Elizabeth Koenig, Phila., Pa.; several nieces and nephews; several cousin, including Sister Martha Gersbach of St. Joseph’s Hospital. She was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/19/1973
Elmira: Age 96, died Monday, November 25, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Margaret was born September 10, 1917 the daughter of Lena (Stone) and John Gethins. She is predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law Martin and Mary Gethins. Margaret is survived by her good friends and neighbors Patricia and Beth Vetter. She worked at Bendix in Elmira Heights for many years. Margaret's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 29, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – November 26, 2013
GIALANELLA - LIMONCELLI, Flora M.
Age 95, of Naples, FL, formerly of Baty St., Elmira. She was born September 22, 1914 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Sam and Columbine (Manzi) Gialanella and died Monday, January 4, 2010, in FL. She was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1985; and six brothers. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnne and Earl Lundy of FL, Rita and Robert Trusievitz of Bath and Judy Limoncelli Roy of Horseheads; seven grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, one brother and one sister along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial and committal on Friday, January 8th, at 12 noon in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Rev. Jeffery Tunnicliffe, Celebrant. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Flora through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on January 7, 2010
GIAMMICHELE - SHELDEN
Clara J. Age 80, of Elmira, died Thursday, June 9, 2005, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by children, Roseann Wilkins, Elmira, Nicholas and Cathy Shelden, Horseheads, Winnie and John Bennett, Millport; special friend and longtime companion, Ezio Bernabei; her side-kick, Rocky; grandchildren, Joseph and Kira Wilkins, Nicole and Preston Chapman, Tami Wilkins, Kim and Brian Balliet, Lisa and Chris Santamaria and George Beardsley; great-grandchildren, Skyler, Andy, Payton, Erick, Allyson, Nicholas and Emily; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rocky and Theresa Giammichele, Nick and Millie Giammichele, Anthony and Millicent Giammichele, Napanoch, NY, Patricia Sprague; special sister, Julia and Howard Butters and sisters, Yolanda Kidney, FL, Winifred and Joe Brenzo; special nieces, Ria Giammichele and Betty Danna; and many other nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews. Pre-deceased by her parents; son, Joseph P. Shelden; brothers, Joseph and Raymond; son-in-law, Edmond Wilkins. Clara was fondly known for her kindness, generosity and will be greatly missed. She owned and operated several businesses in the area including Twin View on Jerusalem Hill and Clara Shelden's Restaurant on Lake St. Clara was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and an Auxiliary Member of The Eagles Club. Family and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday, June 12, 2005, from 1-5 p.m. Prayer service there Monday, 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
GIAMMICHELE Nicholas Jr. "Gingo", Age
79, of 9420 Legend Lane, Port Richey, FL. He lived in Elmira, NY, all his life
and moved to Port Richey, Florida in 1981. died Monday, April 28, 2008 in
Florida. He went on to be with the Lord and his loving family. He was born in
Elmira, NY, January 11, 1929, son of Nicola and Rose (D'Addamio) Giammichele
who predeceased him. He was a devout Catholic and a member of St. Anthony's
Church, Elmira. Nick retired from the Erie/Conrail Railroad, was a life member
of the IAV and the Eagles Club, an avid bowler and a veteran of the US Navy,
Korean War. He started the little league in Elmira, because he loved kids. He
is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 48 years, Mildred
Giammichele. I will miss my husband, Nick, who was a great husband and
provider, the best Dad. He gave us the best life any child or wife could dream
of. Survived by his children, Suzanne and Gary Mitchell of Port Richey, FL,
Margaret and Craig Charron of Elmira, NY, and son, Erwin Brackin who
predeceased him, Stephen Giammichele of FL; his sisters and brother, Julia and
Howie Butters, Rocco and Theresa Giammichele of Elmira, NY, sister, Yolanda
Kidney of FL; sister-in-law, Winifred and Joseph Brenzo of Elmira,
sister-in-law Millicent Giammichele of Napanoch, NY; his nieces and nephews who
were his greatest fans, Deidre and Ronald Geraci of Georgia, Gary Butters of
Tennesse, Roseann Wilkins of Elmira; his grandchildren, Stacey and Chip Chace,
Tara Briggs, Sarah and Jeremy Ellnor, Timothy Brackin, Julieann Brackin and
adopted granddaughter, Emily Johnson. Many nieces and nephews and
great-grandchildren, to many to mention, but loved all the same. Also predeceased
by sister, Clara Shelden; brothers, Anthony and Raymond Giammichele. He left
friends where ever he went and they will all miss him deeply. His pleasures
were his love of 16 cockatiels and a little yorkie named Nickie. Those wishing
may make a donation In Honor of Alex Brewer, in memory of Nicholas Giammichele
to Leukemia Reseach Life (LRL), PO Box 327873, Detroit, MI 48232. The family
will receive relatives and friends on Friday, May 2, 2008, at the Kalec Funeral
Home from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service there on Saturday, 9 a.m.,
followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church.
Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military
Honors. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2008.
GILBERT Lester E.
Formerly of Elmira, residing in Myrtle Beach, SC died at
his home following declining health at the age of 80 on Friday, July 1, 2011.
Born on October 26, 1930 in Elmira, Les was the son of the Late Franklin E. and
Rachael A. Lattin Gilbert. Les married Antoinette M. Mazzaraco on July 28,
1956. In serving his country, he enlisted in the US Air force. Les retired from
Corning Inc. in 1987. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, and a member
of St. Andrew Church in Myrtle Beach. He was a member of the Elmira and Myrtle
Beach Elks. He played basketball for the U.S.A.F. He pitched fast pitch
softball until he was 55 years old, and was an avid golfer. Surviving is his
loving family, wife and companion of 54 years, Antoinette M. "Ann"
Gilbert, Myrtle Beach, SC; daughter, Kathleen M. McDermott, husband David;
grandsons, Cameron and Connor McDermott; sisters, Sylvia Liotino, husband Vito;
Jackie Minotti husband, Vincent; Donna Minch, Mildred Weaver, Janet Ussleman,
Leona Farrell, husband Ted; brother, Frank Gilbert, friend, Elaine Lewis; many
cousins, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Les was predeceased by
an infant in 1961. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's
Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, July 11, 2011
between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place
at St. Mary's Church, Monday morning at 10 am followed by graveside services in
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr.
Gilbert. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's
choice. Star Gazette – July 6, 2011
GILBOY Samuel Joseph
age 15 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday March 25, 2007 very unexpectedly. Sam was born September 17, 1991 in Elmira, NY the son of Joseph G. and Carol Gordon Gilboy. He had been a student at Cohen Middle School and attended Thomas A. Edison High School and was currently a student at Campbell-Savona High School. Sam loved music, fishing and boating and enjoyed being outdoors. He was loved by his family and friends and will be missed by all. He is survived by his father: Joseph G. Gilboy of Horseheads, NY; mother: Carol Gordon Gilboy of Elmira Heights, NY; sister: Angelique Marie Gordon and her son of Illinois; paternal grandparents: G.F. and Alice Marie Gilboy Jr. of Zephyrhills, FL; several aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of caring friends including his aunt and godmother: Frances Marie Gilboy of Syracuse, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday March 28, 2007 from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Thursday March 29, 2007 at a time to be announced at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Sam through memorials to The Horseheads Animal Shelter 150 Wygant Road Horseheads, NY 14845.
GILL Joseph Edward "Ed"
Age 84, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. Ed was born March 14, 1925, son of Justin and Julia Cowley Gill. Surviving are cousins, Jack and Marcia Reidy, Art and Marion Gill, Gert Gill, Lola O'Dell, Helen Roe all of Corning NY, Norm and Nancy Foster of Snyder NY, Charles and Mary Claire Adams of Richmond VA. Also surviving are many other cousins and good friends. Ed was a graduate of Elmira Catholic High School and the College of Holy Cross, class of 1949. He was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a member of the Knights of Columbus, Council #229. Ed was also a life long avid Yankee fan. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, Elmira on Monday, January 18, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira on Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Ed's memory may be directed to the Neo Natal Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905. The family would like to offer their heartfelt thanks to Dr. Mauri, Stephanie Bush PA, the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital D3 and D2, Deacon George Welch, Fr. Frank Erb and particularly the committed caring staff of Hickory Knoll South at Elcor Health Services. Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010
GILROY Barbara J. (Gilroy)(Shutts) Bukowski
Age 78, of Millerton, PA, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, February 13, 2011, under Hospice care and tended by her loving family. She was born on March 14, 1932 in Geneva, NY to the late Clarence "Bud" and Pauline (Normandin) Gilroy. Barbara was predeceased by her first husband, James L. Shutts in 1989, sister and brother-in-law, Shirly and Michael Shay, sister-in-law, Barbara Collins, brothers-in-law, Robert and Richard Shutts and Norman Worth, nephew Jamie Worth and mother and father-in-law, Bruce and Genevieve Shutts. She is survived by her husband, Robert Bukowski of Millerton, PA; sons, J. Bruce (Jodi) Strait-Shutts of Tucson, AZ and James L. (Patti) Shutts of Saratoga, NY; daughters, Karen (Jerry) Mallow of Elmira, Paula Bradley of Elmira and Christine Elliott of Erie, PA; grandchildren, Kimberly (Eddie) Updike, Felicity (David) Ladato, Cecilia (Derek) Ripple, Leslie (Brendan) Brewer, Adele (Rich) Leise, Emma McClain, Ben Bradley, Mike (Vickie) Shutts, Steve, Paul and Gil Shutts, Josh, Alden, Allison and Morgan Elliott and Sarah Desantis; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Evelyn Worth and Charlott Strickland; sisters-in-law, Gladys (Joe) Cumming, Marlene and Joyce Shutts; brother-in-law, Robert Collins; several nieces and nephews; step-children, Suzette (Tim) Lepper, Steven (Kim) Bukowski and James Bukowski along with their families; numerous special friends that filled her life with so much happiness. Barbara graduated from Catholic High in 1949. She was a member of St. Mary's Church and the ladies division of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. She was the owner and operator of the Round Rainbow Antiques in Mosherville and opened Gold House Antiques in the 60's,she also worked twenty plus years at the Elmira City Club. Barbara hosted, enjoyed and looked forward to her weekly bible study group and her daily breakfast that she prepared for her close friends, her door was always open. There was not a person she met that she didn't call "Honey". She had a heart of gold for her family and friends and referred to each of her children as "her favorite". She will be sadly missed but forever remembered. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, February 16, 2011 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday , February 17, 2011 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with Fr. John Desocio as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
Age 89 formerly of Elmira, NY died on Thursday November 12, 2009 at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited at attend Jennie's Funeral and Committal Services on Tuesday November 17, 2009 at 3:30 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Rick Farrell will officiate. Jennie will be laid to rest next to her parents in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on November 15, 2009
Jennie Gimbarski, 89, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2009 at Elcor Nursing Home. She was a World War II veteran and office clerk at Corning Glass Works. Survivors include two nephews, Michael Kelly of Horseheads and Mark Gimbarski of Elmira. Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., the Rev. Rick Farrell officiating.
Age 85, of Roe Ave., Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, September 21, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. It was Danny's request that there will be no calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Patrick Church, Elmira at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 25, Rev. Walter Wainwright, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Saint Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, with Full Military Honors. Those wishing may make memorials to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira, 14901; or to Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira, 14905. Danny is survived by his sister, Mary Ginardi; loving companion, Ann Ferraro; Ann's daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Robert Dunham; Ann's three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren and many dear friends. He was a parishioner of Blessed Sacrament Parish, a veteran of the U.S. Army Air Corps with the 333rd Bomb Squadron 94TH Bomb Group serving during WWII in Air Campaigns over Europe. Danny was retired from the engineering dept. of the former Remington Rand Corp., and worked as a supervisor at Westinghouse and at Purolator Corp. He was an avid bowler, being inducted into the Elmira Bowling Hall of Fame, enjoyed golf and gardening. Danny was a dear friend to Station #5 Firefighters, of the Elmira Fire Dept. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/23/2008 - 9/24/2008
JOHN F. GING of 259 Lyon St. Saturday, June 24, 1944 at a local hospital. Survived by son, Leonard Ging of Hornell; daughter, Mrs. John Coffee, Elmira and brother, William Ging, Elmira; five grandchildren. Funeral Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. at home, 9 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/1944
GIORDANO - MALLOY
Frances Giordano Age 67, of Elmira Heights, died very unexpectedly at her home on Friday, November 3, 2006. Frances was born February 14, 1939, the daughter of the late Anthony J. and Philomena Cerio Giordano. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Raymond W. Malloy; sons, Terry R. Malloy of Dallas, TX, and Randy J. Malloy, with wife Dawn and son Sean, of Tampa, FL; brother and sister-in-law Jim and Harolyn Giordano of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty and Dick Rogers of Slidell, LA, Ellen Malloy of Elmira, Gary Malloy of Elmira, Gail and Sue Malloy of Horseheads, and Shirley and Jim Woolwine of Honeybrook, PA; along with an uncle, 4 aunts, many cousins, several nieces, nephews, and dearest friend Ruth Kincade of Elmira Heights. In her earlier years Frances had worked at St. Joseph's Hospital in the video department taking care of all the TVs. She was an avid gardener and bingo player. Frances loved to keep up on current affairs and especially enjoyed watching CNN. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, November 5, 2006 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 6, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the funeral home. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
PASQUALE JAMES GIRARDI JR. infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Pasquale J. Girardi of 610 Reynolds St. Friday, Oct. 3, 1958. Survived by brother, Lawrence; sisters, Patricia and Theresa at home; grandfather, Luciano Girardi of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Marshall of Elmira. Body at the Morgros Funeral Home. Funeral at the convenience of the family. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/5/1958