St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
GLANTON Peter J.
Age 78 of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Saturday, December 5, 2009 surrounded by his family at Strong Memorial Hospital, in Rochester, NY. A cherished father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Peter was born March 1, 1931 in Carrigillihy, County Cork, Ireland. He is predeceased by parents Denis and Mary (Hayes) Glanton, wife Jean (Sheahan) Glanton, grandson Robert Jarecke III, sisters Mary Glanton and Eileen Dunleavy, brothers Timothy, Michael, and Denis Glanton, mother-in-law Genevieve Sheahan, sister-in-law Joan Sheahan. Peter is survived by children Mary Joan Collins (Dawn Bush), Larry (Karen) Glanton, Peg (Robert) Jarecke, Denis (Julie) Glanton, and Tim Glanton; grandchildren Michael and Kathleen Collins, Katelyn, Kevin, and Shannon Glanton, Nicholas Jarecke, Anthony Giangarra, Zachary, Brian, and Joshua Glanton; sisters Nancy (Diarmuid) O'Donovan, Kathleen (Thomas) Glynn; brothers Cornelius (Kitty), Lawrence (Eileen), and Billy Glanton; sister-in-law Nora Glanton; many much loved nieces, nephews, and cousins. Retired from Purolator Products Inc., Peter deeply enjoyed time spent with his family, neighbors, friends, and Hibernian brothers and sisters. Peter was a long-time parishioner of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, December 10, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 11, 2009 at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment to follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. To continue Peter's long and abiding interest in and commitment to maintaining the bonds of our Irish-American community, those wishing may make donations in Peter's memory to the Ancient Order of Hibernians Building Fund, 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira, NY 14904. The officers and members of the Msgr. John J. Lee Div. of the A.O.H. will meet at the McInerny Funeral Home on Thursday at 5:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for our departed brother Peter Glanton. Signed, Mark O'Herron, president. Published in Star-Gazette on December 7, 2009
GLANTON Peter J.
Services celebrating Pete's life were held Friday, December 11, 2009. A prayer service, led by long-time family friend, Deacon Dan Hurley, was held at 10:15 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Father Jeff Tunnicliff was the presider, with Deacon Hurley assisting. Pete's brothers from the Ancient Order of Hibernians, formed an honor guard at church. Music for the service was provided by bagpiper Mike Sullivan, organist Mary Montanarella, St. Mary's Resurrection Choir, and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Choir. Family members participated in the mass as follows…..Dawn Bush, Karen Glanton, Robert Jarecke and Julie Glanton placed the funeral pall on Pete's casket with Kevin Glanton then placing the crucifix. Peg Jarecke, Mary Joan Collins, Michael Collins and Karen Glanton gave the readings. Deacon Hurley read the gospel and delivered the homily. Zachary Glanton, Eileen and Peter Loftus, Katy and Brian Carpenter led the general intercessions. Shannon Glanton, Nicholas Jarecke, Zach, Brian, and Josh Glanton presented the Offertory Gifts. Nicholas Jarecke, Denis Glanton, and Larry Glanton gave the eulogies. In honoring Pete, his son Tim Glanton and granddaughters, Kathleen Collins and Katelyn Glanton, sang special music selections. Pete's children, Mary Joan, Larry, Peg, Denis and Tim, along with grandson Michael Collins were pallbearers. Committal prayers and interment were at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Afterwards Pete's family and friends gathered at the Hibernian Club for a luncheon and the continued sharing of memories of Pete. While services were being held in Elmira, Pete's family in Ireland and Scotland convened in their local churches to pray the rosary for Pete. Published in Star-Gazette on December 16, 2009
GLOVER Charlotte Amelia (Glover) Allegretto
Age 85 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 16, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Lloyd and Marjorie (Champion) Glover and died Sunday, March 17, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband Guy Allegretto, Sr.; mother and stepfather Marjorie and Pete Botto and father Lloyd Glover. She is survived by her children and their spouses Joseph and Mary Ellen Allegretto of Elmira, Guy Allegretto, Jr. of Amherst, NY, Eileen Machuga of Elmira, Earl Allegretto of Elmira Heights and Carmella Allegretto-Baker and Michael Baker of Horseheads; 11 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Charlotte was a former employee of EOP and she retired from the Star Gazette as a proof reader. At her request, all services will be held privately. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Charlotte through donations to the American Cancer Society, 1801 W. Water St., Suite B, Elmira, NY 14905. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Her family thanks Dr. Calderone for his many years of wonderful care and the staff at Elcor for the care and comfort they gave their mom. Star Gazette – March 20, 2013
JOHN A. GLOVINS age 61 of 218 Connelly Avenue
suddenly Saturday, November 15, 1980. Friends may call at the Kalec
Funeral Home Sunday 7-9 and Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 8
a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in
St. Mary’s Church. Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.
Donations to St. Joseph’s Hospital Burn Unit or charity of their choice would
be appreciated. He is survived by his wife, Margaret E. Shaever Glovins;
daughter, Miss Barbara A. Glovins of Kenmore, NY; sisters, Mrs. Mary Ernst,
Mrs. Irving (Margaret) Sonnenfeld, Mrs. John (Louise) O’Shaughnessy all of
Buffalo; brother, James Glovins of Buffalo; aunt, Mrs. Joseph (Rose) Canha of
Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a communicant of St.
Mary’s Church, a retired carpenter for the former Mark Twain Hotel and a
Veteran of World War II US Army. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/16,1980
GOFF - BURLEW Dorothy "Dotty" Edith
Goff, Of Elmira Heights, NY died very unexpectedly but peacefully on Saturday
April 5, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her loving and
devoted husband, Donald Burlew. She is predeceased by her parents Howard D. and
Dorothy Hardiman Goff and by her brother Dennis Goff. Also predeceasing her are
Furby and Inkie who have been waiting on the other side of Rainbow Bridge for
her. Dotty was the loving mother of Helen Rumsmoke (Tom) Spaulding, Charles
Rumsmoke, and Andrew (Kelley) Rumsmoke. Dotty loved her grandchildren Shellie
Spaulding, Michael Spaulding, Marshall Spaulding, Nicholas Rumsmoke, Heather
and Devin. She is also survived by her loving sisters and brothers, Nancy
(Fred) Goris, Judy (Jim) Garen, David (Tina) Goff, Ed (Barbara) Goff, John
(Janice) Goff, Carol (Bruce) Beavers and Connie (Jim) Young. Dotty leaves
behind several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including
her very best friend Marlyn Goff. Dotty always thought about other people
before herself. Her final gift was being an eye, bone, and tissue donor. She
was instrumental in the organization of the Head Start Program in Breesport,
NY. This program gave rural children cultural enrichment opportunities. Her
spirit and love of life, laughter and strength touched all who knew her. The
family will welcome relatives and friends from 5-7 PM on Monday April 7, 2008
at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Mass of
Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday April 8, 2008 at 10 AM at St.
Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Walter Wainwright serving as the
Celebrant of Dotty's Funeral Mass. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's
Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2008.
GOFF H. David
Age 70 of Corning , NY died on Sunday May 8, 2011 at The University
of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center. David was born October 14, 1940 in
Corning, NY the son of the late Howard D. and Dorothy H. Hardiman Goff. He was
also pre-deceased by his brother Dennis Goff and by his sister Dorothy “Dotty”
Burlew. Dave was a graduate of Notre Dame High School Class of 1958 and
went on to serve his country with The U.S. Air Force. David owned
and operated Goff Communications in Corning, NY along with his brother John
and was an integral part of The Elmira/Corning All-Sports Committee
and The LPGA Corning Classic for years. He was passionate about his work and
everything he was involved in his community donating thousands of volunteer
hours to The Corning Classic, Elmira /Corning All-Sports banquet, The Corning Elks,
VFW, and many other organizations which benefitted from Dave’s compassion and
dedication. Dave was one of the founding directors of The LPGA Corning Classic
and was elected to The LPGA Corning Classic Hall of Fame. The LPGA Tournaments
Owner Association created The David Goff Gold Driver Award for the best
tournament of the year on the LPGA Tour. He was very much honored and humbled
with the award being named after him. David was a recent nominee for The
Jefferson Award for Outstanding Public Service to his Community. David loved
his family and friends and treasured every moment he spent with
them. David is survived by his wife Tina Birdsall Goff; his
children: Deborah Goff and Scott Bull of Westminster, Maryland and her
children Kristina and her fiancé Nick Manning, Brennan and Dana and their son
Cameron, and granddog Mackenzie; son and daughter-in-law: Michael &
Kimberly Goff of Southlake, Texas and their children Logan, Katherine,
Camden, and Andrew; daughter and son-in-law: Stephanie & Bill Rombauts of
East Islip, NY and their children Billy IV and Ryan; sisters and
brothers-in-law and brothers and sisters-in-law: Nancy & Fred Goris of
Angola, NY, Margie (Mrs. Dennis) Goff of Pittsburgh, PA, Judith & Jim
Garen of Palmetto, Florida, Ed & Barbara Goff of Bradenton, Florida, John
& Janice Goff of Elmira, NY, Carol & Bruce Beavers of Anderson, SC and
Coco, Florida, Connie & Jim Young of Elmira, NY, and Marlyn Goff of Elmira,
NY; brother-in-law: Don & Rae Burlew of Elmira, NY;
mother-in-law: Angie Birdsall of Corning , NY ; Tina’s children Lynn & Ted
Dates of Elmira, NY and their children Abigail and Thomas; Kristin
& Brian Anderson of Asheboro, NC and their twin sons Jason and
Parker; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Richard & Sharon Birdsall
of The Village, Florida, Charlene & Matt Basile of Danvers, MA,
Rosemary & & Jim Probst of Denver, CO, Thomas & Carol Birdsall of
Utica, NY , and Mary Sheehan and fiancé Greg Adams of Corning, NY; several
aunts, uncles, nieces , nephews, cousins, and thousands of friends world-wide.
Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West
Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday May 11 , 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday May 12, 2011 at 9:30 AM
at St. Patrick’s Church Park Place & Clinton Street in Elmira, NY.
David will be laid to rest in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery in Elmira, NY.
The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember David
through memorials to UPMC Medical and Health Sciences Foundation Attn:
Presbyterian Lung Transplant Team 3600 Forbes Avenue Suite 8084
Pittsburgh, PA. 15213. The Family would like to thank The Transplant Team
at The University of Pittsburgh Presbyterian Medical Center and their
many friends for their compassionate care and prayers given to David.
Corning Leader – May 9, 2011
GOFF H. David
Former LPGA Corning Classic official and local business
owner David H. Goff died Sunday. Goff, 70, died at the Pittsburgh
Presbyterian Medical Center, where family members said he received a lung
transplant in October to help treat idopathic pulmonary fibrosis. Goff
was involved with the LPGA Corning Classic since its inception in 1979.
He served as deputy chairman of the Corning Classic and designed the
tournament’s logo. He was also active in media relations for the
tournament. He created awards to commemorate media coverage of the four-day
tournament. Goff, along with his brother, John Goff, operated Goff
Communications. The business ran from 1973 until 2003. He was also the
former president of the Elmira-Corning All Sports Banquet. Arrangements are
incomplete with the Lynch Funeral Home.
GOLATA –JEAN C. RUTZKE, nee: Golata age 85 of Elmira. Surrounded by her loving family, while holding the hand of her devoted husband of 64 years, entered into the arms of her Lord and Savior on Sunday, March 12, 2017, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Jean was born on September 6th, 1931, in Elmira, NY to the late Joseph and Violet Seymour Golata. She is survived by the love of her life, Bernard; children, Michael (Corey) Rutzke, Ithaca, Mary Theresa (Andrew) Keefer, Sayre, PA, Bernadette (Whang) Phang, Arlington,VA, Katherine Hoey, Athens, PA, Margaret Rutzke, Elmira, Jean (Bruce) Askey, Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; brothers, Joseph and William Golata, sisters-in-law, Regina Duffy, Dorothy (John) Bellinger, Sister Rita Rutzke SSJ; several neices, nephews, and cousins; predeceased by her parents; son, Gerard; sisters, Judith Golata and Lucile O'Leslie. Jean graduated from Elmira Catholic High in 1950. She was a devoted Catholic who loved the Lord and was a member of Blessed Sacrament Parish. She was a loving wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. She also opened her heart to many foster children through the years, teaching us all that a full heart always has room to share more love. Jean's greatest joy came from spending time with her family, whether the occasion was a picnic or party, going on a vacation, sharing a meal or simply sitting around her home in the presence of her grandchildren, whom she adored. Those wishing to make donations in Jean's memory can be made to Alzheimer’s Association, Blessed Sacrament Parish and Notre Dame High School (envelopes available at the funeral home and her Mass). Jean's family wants to give a special Thank You to the devoted nursing staff at Chemung County Nursing Facility for their outstanding care and support. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, March 16th from 6-8 p.m. A prayer service there Friday, March 17th at 9:00 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/2017
GOLATA Judith "Judy"
Age 58, a resident of United Cerebral Palsy Home, died peacefully December 8th, at St. Josephs Hospital. Judy is survived by her sister, Jean (Bernard) Rutzke of Elmira; brothers, Joseph (Barbara) Golata of Elmira and William Golata of Kentucky; several nieces and nephews; as well as all of her beloved friends at UCP. Judy was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Violet Golata; sister and brother-in-law, Lucile and Albert O'Leslie; sister-in-law, Margaret Golata; and nephew, Gerard Rutzke. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 11th from 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 7:00-8:00 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home. A prayer service there Friday, December 12th at 8:45 followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church at 9:30 a.m. Followed by her burial at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations can be made in Judy's memory to Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Childrens Assoc. of Chemung County (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family wishes to thank all the staff at UCP for the outstanding care Judy received. Your love and compassion towards Judy will never be forgotten. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2008
GOLDEN David P. Age 69 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday January 27, 2007 after a courageous battle with cancer. David was born September 18, 1937 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Francis and Frances Curry Golden. He was a graduate of Southside High School and a standout athlete. David served his country with the U.S. Army from 1956-1959. He was a Biology Major and received his Bachelor's Degree from Geneseo and also received his Master's Degree in Education from Geneseo. David was a retired Biology Teacher and Assistant Athletic Director at Horseheads High School. He was a dedicated teacher, coach, and mentor to many of his students. David was a Communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, an active member of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, The Retired Teachers' Association, and The Horseheads Moose Club. Dave was predeceased by his parents and his siblings and their spouses Margaret Golden Carpenter, Mary Ellen Golden Cannon and Lee Cannon, and Thomas Golden and Betty Golden. David loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them. He treasured his children and was so proud of their accomplishments in life. Dave is survived by his son: Eric D. Golden of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Julia Golden Conway and Dane Conway of Archer, Florida; grandson: Eric D. Golden Jr.; brother: Rev. Edward Golden of Canandaigua, NY; sister: Regina A. Golden Wright of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends. It was David's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and Friends are invited at attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday January 30, 2007 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. His brother, The Rev. Edward Golden, will be the Celebrant of David's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember David through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, Inc., 318 West Broad St., Horseheads, NY, 14845.
GOODING - RYAN, Diana L.
Age 64, of Elmira died
on Saturday, March 6, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by her loving family. Diana was born in Niagara Falls, NY, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Zelma R. (McDowell) Gooding. She was predeceased by her father and mother-in-law John G. and Margaret Ryan. Diana is survived by her husband of 43 years, J. Gerald Ryan; her three sons, Michael E. (Kristy) Ryan of Pine City with children John "J.T." and Peyton Ryan; John S. (Deana) Ryan of Greensboro, NC and Thomas P. (Kim) Ryan of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Judy Gooding, Dottie (Reidar) Tholfsen and Linda Malara, sister-in-law, Marjorie (James) McFarland, nieces and nephews, Kathy (Tom) Minotti, J.R. (Cheryl) McFarland, Julie (Bill) Casbolt, Paul (Anne) Beach, Julie (Artie) Nichols and Andrew (Tina) Malara. Diana was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother. She was a very caring individual who made friends wherever she went and put the needs of others before her own. She was the Vice President of John G. Ryan Inc. Her many special interests include crafts and card making. Family and friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, March 9, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 10, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment to follow at St. Peter's and Paul'sCemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.8.2010
PATRICIA J. ‘PATTY’ GOOSTREY, age 54 of Elmira, NY. Patricia was born September 5, 1959 in Mineola, NY, daughter of the late Patrick and Margaret (Riley) Goostrey and passed away Saturday, July 19, 2014 in Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her grandparents, Margaret (Robert) Riley, aunts; Patricia (Robert) Duffy and Jane E. Riley, cousin; Ellen Clark, uncle; Don (Fran) Goostrey, and her dear friend; Bonnie Rice. Patty is survived by her cousins, Robert Duffy and daughter Molly Duffy of Elmira, NY, William (Maria Clark) Duffy and son Billy Duffy of Stevensville, MD, Michael Duffy and daughter Meghan Duffy of Elmira, NY, Ann Cunningham of Corning, NY, Joseph P. Clark of Corning, NY, Thomas (Marla) Clark of Fairport, NY; sister-in-law, Marge Goostrey of Ithaca, MI, Fran of Michigan; dear friend, Belva Howe & children. Patty worked as a caretaker, employed for over 15 years by Challenge Industries in Ithaca, NY. She was also an avid baseball and NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street at Washington Avenue in Elmira on Wednesday, July 23rd from 5 PM to 7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, July 24th, at 10 AM at Ss. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church, 161 High Street, Elmira; Rev. Walter L. Wainwright will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Patricia's family wishes to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing, the ICU staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and the pastoral staff of both the hospital and Blessed Sacrament Parish. A special thank you to Dr. Edward Foster and Hannah for their kindness, attention and support they gave to Patty and her family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2014
GORDON - GILBOY, Carol J. Gordon
Age 50, of Elmira Heights, died suddenly, on Wednesday, October 1, 2008. Carol was born December 26, 1957, a daughter of the late Robert F. and Marian "Mimi" Howland Gordon. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, Samuel J. Gilboy and brother, Mark C. Gordon. Carol is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Angelique and Kurtis Duryea of Florida, with their children, Joseph Wayne and Piper Anne; brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert and Rose Gordon of Elmira, Michael and Susan Gordon of Philadelphia, PA, Alan Scott Gordon of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sherry and Daniel Grafius of Elmira, Janet Fagan of Waldorf, MD, Mary and Ken Cushion of Winnsboro, TX, Nancy and Mark Waggy of Crestview, FL, and Diane Burchard of Corning. Also surviving are aunts, Barbara McInerny of Elmira, and Betty Holmes of Chemung; former husband, and friend, Joseph Gilboy of Horseheads; dear friend, Art Caparula of Elmira Heights; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. Carol was formerly employed at Country Inn & Suites in Horseheads. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, October 5, 2008 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, corner of W. Church and Columbia Sts., in Elmira on Monday, October 6, 2008 at 1:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/4/2008
GORDON –MRS. SUSAN J. PETRICK age 30 of 3213 Livesay Rd., Horseheads Saturday, June 16, 1973. There are no calling hours. Prayer service will be held at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 11 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Burial in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, Thomas M. Petrick; daughters, Beverly Ann and Christine; son, Thomas-Martin Petrick Jr., all at home; stepmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Gordon of Youngstown, N.Y.; sister, Miss Nancy Gordong; two brothers, Keith and Bruce Gordon, all of Youngstown. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/1973
GORMAN –MRS. DENNIS HURLEY died at noon Monday (May 16, 1921) at the family home, 1010 Magee Street following an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Miss Mary Hays of Elmira, Mrs. Ira Kerr, Mrs. John Ewen of New York City; two sons, Timothy and John of Elmira; a brother, Patrick Gorman of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 8 a.m. and at the St. Patrick Church at 9 o’clock. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/17/1921
GORECKI - KONKOL
Alice H. Age 94, of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born June 4, 1912 in Olean, NY, daughter of the late Stanley and Veronica (Bychowska) Gorecki and died Friday, January 12, 2007, at Tioga Nursing Home, Waverly, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1986; and sister, Helen Chyanick; and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Jean K. and Henry Malwitz; granddaughter and husband, Linda and Tom Stein; great-grandsons, Gavin Thomas Stein and Griffen Henry Stein, all of Sayre, PA; sister and caregiver, Nell Gorecki of Waverly, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Casmir and Eleanor Gorecki of Franklinville, NY, Joseph and Alice Gorecki of Olean, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Konkol was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of the Altar & Rosary Society. She was formerly employed at Artistic Card and Elmira Knitting Mill. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, January 15th from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Her funeral service will begin at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Thomas O'Brien will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
GORECKI Nellie M. "Nell"
84, of the Springview Apartments, Waverly, NY, formerly of Olean, NY and Elmira Heights, NY, died
Thursday afternoon, May 13, 2010, at her home. Born May 4, 1926 in Olean, NY, she was the daughter of the late Stanley Gorecki and Veronica Bychowska Gorecki. She was a graduate of Olean High School, Class of 1942. Nell was employed by Norton's Drug Store in Olean and by the A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY. She was a member of the Epiphany Parish in Sayre, PA and a former member of the St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Surviving are her niece, Jean Malwitz and her husband, Henry of Sayre, PA; great-niece, Linda Stein and her husband, Thomas of Athens, PA; great-great-nephews, Gavin and Griffen Stein of Athens, PA; her brother and sister-in-law, Casimir and Eleanor Gorecki of Franklinville, NY; her sister-in-law, Alice Gorecki of Olean, NY; her good friend, Patricia White of Waverly, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. The funeral service will be held Monday, May 17, 2010, at 2 p.m. at the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA with the Rev. Wesley Ziebacz, Assistant Pastor of Epiphany Parish, Sayre, PA. The family will receive friends from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in the SS Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 15, 2010
GRACE - BEEBE, Kathleen Grace
Age 58, of Elmira NY, Thursday, July 10, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family, after a long battle with cancer. Kathy was born June 22, 1950 a daughter of the late Joseph and Margaret McCann Grace. She was also predeceased by her sister Joanne Zifchock. Kathy is survived by her husband of 32 years, Lawrence L. Beebe; son Timothy L. Beebe of New York City; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia E. and Joseph Leone of Boston MA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eleanor and Vincent Sementilli of Corning, Mary D'Ambrosia of Florida, Margaret Grace and Paul Tucci of Ithaca, Patricia and Charles Farfaglia of Connecticut; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Kenneth and Theresa Beebe of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Martin and Jacqueline Beebe of Elmira Heights, Nancy Coldiron of Horseheads, Annette and Mike Cobb of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kathy was a graduate of Corning Community College with a degree in nursing. She later went back to school at SUNY Brockport and earned her Bachelor degree in sociology. Kathy had a diverse working career in the health and human services field. She started as a nurse at St. Joseph's Hospital and after taking a few years off while her children were young Kathy went back to work with the Head Start Program at E.O.P. She later spent some time as a public health nurse with the Chemung County Health Department before going back to E.O.P. where she held the position of Health Care Manager for the Head Start Program. The most important thing in Kathy's life was her family and she cherished the times she could spend with them. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts. on Sunday, July 13, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Kathy's memory may be directed to either, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830 or Roswell Park Alliance Foundation, Elm & Carlton Sts., Buffalo, NY 14263. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/12/2008 - 7/13/2008
CHARLES H. GRADY age 88, passed away on Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at Bethany Manor. Charlie was born in Elmira April 18, 1926, the son of Thomas J. and Rachel (Connelly) Grady. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Ann Galvin Grady, brother Thomas Grady, sisters, Catherine Collins, Mildred Grady and Ruth Grady Conklin. Charlie is survived by many nieces and nephews. Charlie worked at Remington Rand for 28 years, the NYS Department of Labor for 2 years, and 16 years with the NYS Insurance Fund from where he retired. He was a life member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 and the Eagles Club Lodge #941. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W Water Street, Elmira on Monday, September 15, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/12/2014
GRADY - POWERS, Jane G.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, June 6, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on November 28, 1924 in Elmira, NY to the late Thomas and Nellie (Hackett) Grady. Jane was predeceased by her husband, John Powers, in 1998; and granddaughter, Sarah Beechey in 1976. Survivors include her daughter, Christine (David) Beechey of Elmira; son, Steve (Cindy) Powers of Elmira; grandchildren, Laurie Messino, Susan Falank, Sean Powers, Joshua Powers and Matthew Powers; great-grandchildren, Katia and Jamesilyn Newton, Niko and Mayla Falank and Nadia, Ana and Sam Powers; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Tuesday, June 9th, at 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2009
GRANGER Patrick G.
Age 65, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 23, 1942 in Elmira, son of the late Alton and Lida (Wojtyna) Granger and died Saturday, November 17, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife of 40 years, Theresa (Kelleher); children, Andrew Granger of Ithaca, Michael and Saranny Granger of Elmira, and Steven Granger of Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Joan Granger of Elmira; nephew, Bryan (Mary) Granger; and grandnephew, Brendan Granger, all of Elmira; aunt, Frances Miller; uncle, Casimir Wojtyna, both of Elmira; along with numerous cousins. Patrick graduated from Southside High School and attended Corning Community College. He served in the U.S. Air Force, retired as Supervisor of Environmental Services at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, was a School Traffic Officer at Beecher School for many years and was a NYS High School Track Official. He wrote "Brush, Lot and Brook" fishing column for the Star-Gazette, was an avid hunter, fisherman, gardener and a lover of animals. Patrick was an Elmira Jackals fan and a member of their Booster Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, November 20th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Wednesday, November 21st, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Ss. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Patrick through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 County Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Patrick during his stay; the Elmira Jackals for surprising Pat with a visit and the Beecher School children and staff who visited Patrick at the nursing facility. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/19/2007.
GRANGER Patrick G.
Age 65, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 23, 1942 in Elmira, son of the late Alton and Lida (Wojtyna) Granger and died Saturday, November 17, 2007, 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 Tuesday, November 20th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Wednesday, November 21st, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Ss. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Patrick through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 County Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. The family would like to thank the 4th floor staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and compassion shown to Patrick during his stay; the Elmira Jackals for surprising Pat with a visit and the Beecher School children and staff who visited Patrick at the nursing facility. Patrick is also survived by his mother-in-law, Glenna Kelleher, of Elmira.
GRASSO Kathleen Grasso "Katy" Giffune
Age 67 of Naperville, Illinois, formerly of Oneonta, NY,
Elmira, NY. died on Wednesday August 24, 2011 in Naperville, Illinois. She was
born on January 6, 1944 in Sidney, NY, the daughter of the late Louis P. and
Martha Elwood Grasso. She is survived by her husband Joseph (Bill) Giffune; her
daughter, Michele Marie Giffune of Chicago. Illinois; sisters, Connie (Carol)
Nolan and her husband Bruce and Patricia Sours and her husband Steve; brothers,
Michael, Robert, Gerry and wife Deb, and David and wife Becky Grasso; her
special aunt, Minnie (Mary) Farmer; her uncle, Boo (Bob) Elwood and his wife
Fannie; also brothers and sisters in-law, James and wife Mary Ellen Giffune and
Paul and wife Eva Giffune also numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Along with
her parents she was predeceased by her sister, Barbara Grasso in 1964. Katy
graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1962, the University of New York at
Buffalo in 1967 with a BA degree, and received her Masters from Elmira College
in 1971. She was an award winning artist in water colors and life drawing; her
other interests included: interior design, landscape design and real estate
development. Katy was a loving wife, mother, sister and best friend to many.
She had a lively sense of humor and kept her upbeat positive attitude thru her
two year battle with cancer. She will be missed by all those who knew
her. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050
Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Tuesday August 30, 2011 from 4:00 PM
To 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 11:00 AM at
Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 W. Church St., Elmira, NY, followed by
Graveside Services in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette
– August 31, 2011
GRAY –MRS CATHERINE GRAY SCHONEMAN of 208 W. Henry St., Thursday, Feb. 5, 1959. She was a member of St. Mary’s Church. Survived by daughters, Miss Mary Schoneman at home and Mrs. Florence Stanton of Beaumont, Tex.; sons, William at home and Leo of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Lena Weiss of Scranton; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Body at Keefe Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 10 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 8 a.m. Requiem Mass at St. Mary’s Church at 9 a.m. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1969
GROMES Richard A. Residing at Westover Hills Park, Wellsburg died, Thursday morning, July 6, 2006 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 67. Born on March 26, 1939, Richard was the son of Frederick & Gertrude VanLuven Gromes. He married Bonnie Spear in 1975 and they have shared thirtyone wonderful years together. Also surviving are children, Richard A. Jr. (Jennifer) Gromes, Elmira; Ronald A. (Kimberly) Gromes, Wellsburg; and Jolena (Douglas Ames) Gromes, Elmira; six beloved grandchildren, Cassandra, Brittney, Natalie, Peyton, Mitchell and Douglas "DJ"; sisters, Eleanor White and Margaret Dimmitt; a brother-in-law, Charles Spear; and beloved friends, Walt & Shirley Vandermark Richard was predeceased by his son, Randolph Gromes, sisters, Cora "Liz" Hutchings and Harriett Sickler. He was a truck driver for many years. A loving family man and father, he opened his home to many foster children and was active in Division for Youth. He took enjoyment in watching his family play softball. Richard enjoyed socializing with his many friends and attended the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Sunday afternoon between 1–2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. with his pastor, the Reverend Bill Vallet officiating. Committal services will follow in the Gardens at Caywood's. Interment will take place at the families convenience in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Robert L. Age 83, of Elmira, died Saturday, June 24, 2005, at St. Joeph's Hospital, Elmira, New York. He is survived by daughters, Rosemary (Mike) Grinnell of Millerton, PA, Barb (Dick) Miller of Elmira, NY; sons, Herb (Brenda) Wild of Elmira, Bob (Patti) Gressel of Pine City, NY; brothers, Fred Dykins of Elmira, Joseph (Myra) Gressel of Utica, NY; a sister, Helen Binger of Ithaca; a brother-in-law, Harry (Hazel) Wild of Horseheads; grandchildren, Jason and Heather Grinnell, Jaime Miller and Brianne Liddick; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a special companion, "Midnight". He was predeceased by his wife Alice Wild Gressel, who died April 13, 1994. Mr. Gressel retired from Bendix after nearly 40 years of service. He was a decorated U. S. Army Veteran of WW II , a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and coached Little League baseball. He was an avid Yankee fan and was also a championship euchre player and passed this skill onto his son, Robert. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, June 27 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. With funeral and committal service there, Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Burial in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Falck Cancer Center, or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Dialysis Unit or St. Joseph's Hospital Rehabilitation Center. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
GERALD T. GRAY, age 82, passed away Tuesday, April 1, 2015. Jerry was born September 17, 1932 in Elmira, one of 12 children born to Myrtle (Taylor) and Lehman Gray. Jerry was predeceased by all his siblings, Edgar, Lehman, Jack, Leonard, Robert, Warren, and Gilbert Gray, sisters, Myrtle Short, Lillian Kellogg, Gladys Gray and Vaughn Pritchard. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Ruth Derrig Gray, along with many nieces and nephews. Jerry was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 from 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/2015
GRIMES –SHIRLEY ARLENE CARDINALE, age 90, formerly of Campbell, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family Friday, July 4, 2014 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Shirley was born January 15, 1924 in West Union, IA, the daughter of the late George D. and Helen (Johnston) Grimes. A WWII veteran, Shirley enlisted in the Waves in 1943 and was ultimately promoted to Chief Yeoman. During her years as a Wave in San Francisco, she met and married former Marine Maurice Cardinale. They moved to Iowa and raised a family while attending and graduating from Upper Iowa University. A beloved teacher of commercial arts at Woodhull High School and Campbell Central School, Shirley counseled and mentored many. She was the church organist at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Campbell for over 30 years. Music was always an important part of her life. A long-time baseball fan, she was knowledgeable about team and player stats for her favorite teams, the Mets and the Braves. Shirley also loved to read and was a crossword puzzle enthusiast. To all who knew her, Shirley was an intelligent, vibrant, loving woman. She brought grace and grit to the challenges in her life. When asked how she was doing, Shirley's favorite response was "I'm doing the best I can with what I've got to work with". She will be missed by many. She is survived by four daughters: Martha (Danny) Hoodak of Sioux Falls, SD, Christine Forester of Corning, NY, Theresa Cardinale of San Francisco, CA, Rosemarie (Michael Ryan) Elliott of Hamburg, NY and two sons: John (Vicky) Cardinale of Fort Worth, TX, Thomas (Carrie) Cardinale of Charlotte, NC and one stepdaughter: MaryEsther Allen of Scottsdale, AZ, and her brother Wayne Grimes of Waterloo, IA. Shirley was predeceased by her husband Maurice, daughter Catherine, granddaughter Kristen Hoodak, son-in-law Herb Tobey, and two brothers, Don and Tucker Grimes. Friends may call Tuesday July 8 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Phillips Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney St. in Corning, rosary will be at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, July 9 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 8508 Main Street, Campbell, NY. Burial with military honors will follow immediately at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, 623 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Memorials may be made to the Food Bank of The Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/6/2014
CYRUS M. GROSVENOR age 79 of 1876 Davis St., Elmira, NY, Saturday, February 18, 1989 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service will be held there Tuesday 10:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Cecilia’s Church 11 a.m. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Edith; son, David C. of Freeville, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert J. and Angela of Big Flats, NY, J. Charles and Wendy of Salt Lake City, UT; 12 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church, retired from the NY State Dept. of Taxation and Finance was a former employee of the General Ice Cream Co. with 15 years of service and worked may summers at Eldridge Park. He was predeceased by his brother, Charles R. Grosvenor in 1970. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1989
John (Jan) Joseph Age 92, of Elmira, NY, departed this life January 17, 2002, at Elcor Heath Services. Born in Hoytville, PA, December 25, 1909, and after residing in Olean, NY and Ralston, PA, the family moved to Elmira in 1916. Graduating from Elmira Free Academy in 1927, he began a career with American LaFrance Fire Engine Company as a draftsman in the Engineering Department. After additional schooling, he eventually became the Designing Engineer for the Company. During his career with American LaFrance, Jan was awarded several patents for revolutionizing fire engines, particularly the aerial fire truck, motor pump vehicle and the full-width cab forward fire engine. He left American LaFrance in 1948 and established a consulting office for area business and industrial product design. In 1935, Jan became a charter member of the newly organized Elmira Art Club, serving as it's president in 1945-46. In 1946 he joined the Elmira Camera Club and served as President in 1948-49 and again in 1958-59. During this time, he received numerous local, regional and national awards for photography, sculpture works, oil and water color paintings. During 1958 to 1963 he was employed as a teacher of Commercial Art and Design at the Elmira facility of the New York State Department of Correction. Following this, in 1963 he performed full-time contract work at Corning Glass Works, designing new product lines of gas-fired infra-red heat generating appliances. In 1995, Jan was recognized for his lifetime achievements by election to the Elmira Hall of Fame. Among the achievements cited were the design and sculptured monument of Casimir Pulaski at Pulaski Park and the design and sculpture of the Mikolaj Kopernik. An additional monument designed by Jan is the bust of Edward Dunn at the entrance to the ballpark at Dunn Field. He was a Communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a member of the White Eagles and The Polish Arts Clubs. Jan was predeceased by his parents Martin and Mary (Dobek) Grybos, sisters Anna Grybos, Sophia Piecuch, Josephine Kraszewski, brother Walter Grybos and nephew Peter Piecuch. Surviving are his sister Helen Grybos of Elmira, nieces and nephews, Elizabeth (Joseph) Saginario of Elmira, Kathleen (wife of Peter) Piecuch of Bethesda, MD, Francis (Anne Marie) Piecuch of St. Michaels, MD, Joseph (Suzanne) Piecuch of Depew, NY and Irene (Paul) Andruczyk of Orchard Park, NY, Mary Catherine (Joseph) DeBottis of Lafayette, NY, and many beloved grand nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 East Church Street, Elmira, Sunday, January 20, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian burial will begin at 9:30 a.m., Monday, January 21, at St. Casimir's Church, 1002 Davis Street, Elmira. Friends and relatives are to meet at the Church. Burial to follow at Saints Peter and Paul's Cemetery.
GRYBUS - HILDRETH, Antoinette K. "Ann" Nee: Grybus
Age 89, formerly of Elmira, died peacefully November 25, 2008 at Elcor Health Services. Survived by five nieces, three nephews, several great-nieces and nephews. We would like to thank the staff at Elcor's Colonial Ridge West for the loving care they gave our Aunt. Ann was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, an Honorary Member of its Rosary/Sacred Heart Society. Those wishing may make a donation in Ann's name to St. Casimir's Church. There will be no calling hours, her Mass of Christian Burial and her burial at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery will be held at a later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/1/2008 - 12/7/2008
GRYSKA, Eleanor C. Vandusen
Eleanor C. Age 86 of Kissimmee, Fl, formerly of Elmira, died very unexpectedly on Thursday, December 4, 2003. Eleanor was born July 8, 1917, a daughter of Peter and Lucy Ryll Gryska. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, William H. Vandusen of Kissimmee, FL; children with spouses, Carol and Bill Becker of Glasgow, KY, Dorothy and Bob Howell of Avon Park, FL, Kathy and Joe Lepley of Mt. Dora, FL, Peg and Fran Kamas of Elmira, Mary and Ken Dickinson of Orlando, FL and Bill and Donna Vandusen of Harleysville, PA; sister, Helen Kuden of Elmira; grandchildren, Bill and Lisa Becker with daughter, Audrey; Scott Becker; Joe and Colleen Lepley with son, Joey; Elizabeth Lepley with fiancé Chad Oesterreich; Gregory and Brian Kamas; Kim and Ed Updike with daughters, Kendal and Kylee; Jennifer Dickinson; and Peter and Keri Vandusen. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was predeceased by her brothers, Paul Gryska and Thomas Grayson. Eleanor was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing. She enjoyed a long career at St. Joseph’s Hospital as a registered nurse, where upon her retirement she was a head nurse in maternity unit. Eleanor was a lifelong resident of Elmira before retiring and moving to Florida. At that time she and her husband, Bill would split their time between Florida and Waneta Lake. Eleanor was a long time communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. She was a devoted wife, mother and “nanny” . Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, December 9, 2003 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Casimir’s Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Eleanor’s family will provide the flowers. Donations in her memory may be directed to the Joslin Diabetes Center, 600 Fitch Street, Elmira, NY 14905 or a charity of one’s choice.
GRYSKA Helen Gryska Luden
of Elmira, NY, passed gently from this life on Monday, July 8, 2013, at the age of 97. The world has lost a kind and beautiful soul. Helen was born in Elmira on January 10, 1916 to Peter and Lucy Gryska. She graduated from Elmira Free Academy and Elmira Business Institute. Helen worked at Rose, Kimball and Baxter before the birth of her daughters and retired from Perry & Swartwood (Carroll) Insurance after 26 years of service. Helen and Donald Eric Luden were married in 1940 and had 59 years together before Don died on February 14, 1998. Helen is survived by and held dear in the hearts of her daughters (Eleanor) Anne Latsch with husband Dean of Holiday, FL, Vivian Thomas with husband Bill of Horseheads, NY.; and is cherished forever by her grandchildren Douglas Latsch (Michelle) of Morris Plains, NJ and children Brennan and Nathan; Catherine Burriss (Rod) of Minnetonka, MN and children Jacquelyn and Brian; Margaret Jakubik of Shorewood, MN and children Anna, Julia and Mason; David Thomas (Catherine) of Drexel Hill, PA and children Caylee, Serenity and Zoe, and Sara Shean (Timothy) of McLean, VA and children William and Madeline. She is predeceased by her husband Don, sister Eleanor Van Dusen and brothers Dr. Thomas Grayson and Dr. Paul Gryska. She is also survived by her several nieces and nephew. Helen lived her life with grace and selflessness. With quiet humor and never an unkind word spoken, she lived to make others happy and their lives easier. She loved her flower gardens, delighting in the color, name and form of every flower. The family is extremely grateful for the caring staff at Bethany Manor who ensured that Helen lived comfortably in her last home. Special thanks to Theresa Schamel for the years she assisted Helen at home and for continuing to be present in her life after she moved to Bethany. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Friday, July 12, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 13, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. For those wishing, a contribution in Helen's memory would be most appreciated to: CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – July 10, 2013
GUBLO –MRS. BLANCHE GARCZYNSKI of 1007 College Ave., Friday, June 21, 1963. She was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Irene Lewis of Miami, Mrs. Eleanor Ford of Elmira; son, John of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Mary Gleason, Mrs. Sarah Wichtowski, Mrs. Francis Klugo, Mrs. Leona Hayduk, Mrs. Margaret Erway all of Elmira; Mrs. Sophie Brown of Millerton, Pa.; brother, John Gublo of Elmira; eight grandchildren. Body at Kalec Funeral Home. Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 8:15 a.m. Solemn High Requiem Mass is St. Casimir’s Church at 9. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1963
GUBLO - SEMESKY, Genevieve T. nee: Gublo
Age 89 of Elmira died Monday, May 3, 2010. Survived by daughters, Sister Arlene, R.S.M., Marlene Semesky; son and daughter-in-law, Theodore and Shirley Semesky, all of Elmira; grandaughter, Joetta Semesky; grandson, Jacob Semesky; special niece, Margo (Matthew) Chamberlain, Webster, NY; sisters, Rose Gublo, Elmira, Victoria (Floyd) Janeski, Elmira, Patricia Roche, Hagerstown, MD; brothers, Edward (Ellen) Gublo, Millport, Bernard (Patricia) Gublo, Elmira; sister-in-law, Lorna Gublo, FL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by husband, John; parents, Anna and Jacob Gublo; brothers, Theodore, Jack and Francis Gublo; sisters, Sophie Mitrus, Wanda Palizay, Mary Ann Janeski, Margaret Forsythe. Gen was a lifelong communicant of St. Casimir's Church, an original adorer of the Perpetual Adoration Chapel and an hourly coordinator, a member of the Rosary/Sacred Heart Society of St. Casimir's. Those wishing may make a donation in her name to the Sisters of Mercy Retirement Fund, Rochester, NY (Envelopes available at the funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 5, from 2 -4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service there on Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 10:30 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 5, 2010
GUDE - HOLLERAN
Mae F. Age 91 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday November 26, 2006 in Fort Myers, FL. Mae was born March 6, 1915 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of the late Adolph and Josephine Wilkerson Gude. She married her husband, James E. Holleran, who pre-deceased her on January 23, 1974. Mrs. Holleran was also pre-deceased by her sister, Dorothy G. Coughlin, who died on March 16, 1993 and by her brother Albert Gude. Mae was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and an avid Bingo Player. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mae is survived by sons and daughters-in-law: James & Patricia Holleran of Brookville, Florida and Thomas & Sandy Holleran of Las Vegas, Nevada; daughters and sons-in-law: Barbara & Gregory George of Rome, NY and Dorothy A. & James P. Duffy of Fort Myers, Florida; grandchildren: Stephanie Gross, Carla Holleran, Gregory J. George, Kevin George, Amanda Duffy, Bryan Duffy, Timmy Duffy, and Scott Duffy; great grandchildren: Steffan Gross, Andrew Gross, Ian Gross, and Thomas Passanisi; sister: Rhoda Graybill of Keuka Lake, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday December 2, 2006 at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements
GUILD - CHALK, Catherine Guild "Katie"
Age 92, of Elmira died Friday, October 2, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Katie was the daughter of George C. and Rose Welch Guild. She was predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Peter A. Chalk on April 11, 2007. Katie was also predeceased by grandson Samuel Chalk Jr.; sister Alberta Jones; brothers, George and Donald Guild. She is survived by her children, with their spouses, Rosalee A. and Daniel Mandell of Elmira, Samuel J. and Marianne Chalk of Chesapeake, VA, Ann M. and Clifford Jacobs of Elmira Heights, and Frank J. and Connie Chalk of Bernville, PA; grandchildren, Daniel (Sherry) Mandell, Jr., Mary (Patrick) Carli, Shari (Robert) Locke, Stephanie Betor, Danielle (Darryl) Phillips, Jennifer Jacobs, Christopher Jacobs, Nikki (Joe) Bernard, Christina Cologgi, and Frank Chalk, Jr.; 8 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Katie was retired from the Chemung County License Bureau. She was a long time communicant of St. Cecelia's Church and later Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Katie was an avid New York Yankee and Tiger Woods fan. She enjoyed playing cards and the winters she spent in Florida. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, October 4, 2009 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 5, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Published in Star-Gazette from October 3 to October 4, 2009
GUILD - CHALK, Catherine Guild "Katie"
Services celebrating Katie's life were held on Monday, October 5, 2009. A prayer service was held at 9:15 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Ss. Peter and Paul Church. Father Richard Farrell presided. The funeral pall was placed on Katie's casket by her grandchildren, Shari Locke, Stephanie Betor, Mary Carli, Chrissy Cologgi, and Jennifer Jacobs. Rosalee Mandell, Katie's daughter, then placed the crucifix. The readings were given by sons, Sam Chalk and Frank Chalk. Father Farrell read the Gospel and gave the homily. Granddaughter Jennifer Jacobs shared Remarks of Remembrance. Prayers of the Faithful were led by granddaughters, Nikki Bernard and Chrissy Cologgi. Daughters, Rosalee Mandell, Ann Jacobs; daughters-in-law, Marianne Chalk and Connie Chalk presented the Offertory Gifts. Music was led by organist Joe Barber and soloist Jack Keefe. Pallbearers were grandsons, Daniel Mandell, Jr., Patrick Carli, Christopher Jacobs, Frank Chalk, Jr., Robert Betor, Joseph Bernard, and Patrick Chalk. Interment followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Family and friends then gathered at Mandell's for a luncheon and the continued sharing of stories and memories of Katie. Published in Star-Gazette on October 7, 2009
GUINTER Eileen M. Saginario
Elmira: Age 92, died on Saturday, December 8, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Eileen was born July 4, 1920, in Canton, PA, a daughter of Ray and Dorothy (Casselbery) Guinter. She is predeceased by her husband James R. Saginario, Sr., son Victor R. Saginario, sisters, Velma Campbell and Marcella Packard. Eileen is survived by her children, Dorothy Saginario, Horseheads; Reverend James Saginario, Ontario, Canada; and John "Jack" Saginario, Elmira; sister Shirley Landon, Canton, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph and Betty Saginario, Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Eileen's Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, December 13, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Eileen with a donation to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights NY 14903. Eileen's family extends a special thank you to the 6th floor staff at CCNF for the wonderful care their mother received. Star Gazette – December 10, 2012
GUMOSKI –HELEN M. RUPP, age 94 of Elmira, NY. She was born June 6, 1920 in Elmira, daughter of the late Michael and Victoria (Sulkowski) Gumoski and passed away Sunday, September 28, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband Eugene E. in 1990, 1 brother and 3 sisters and is survived by her children Marilyn Rupp, with whom she resided, Eugene (Maria) Rupp, Toni Shields; grandchildren Kelly (Nathan) Eldridge, Lisa Shields (Gary Palmieri), Andrew Shields and Matthew Rupp (Crystal Johns); 3 great grandchildren; sister-in-law Margaret Rupp all of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Helen was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Cecilia's Church). It was her request that a private family visitation be held. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, October 1st at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/30/2014
George M. Moore Business Forms Retiree Age 85 of Chester Street, Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, September 8, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. He was born April 18, 1916 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Anthony and Antoinette (Zelonis) Gumosky. George was predeceased by his beloved wife, Dorothy (Strong) Gumosky; brothers, Walter, Bernard, Francis and Joseph Gumosky; sisters, Ann (William) Dugan and Antoinette (Marcus) Welser; and niece, Frances Klugo. Surviving George are his step-children, Robert and Bernadette Strong of Mansfield, PA; Patricia Strong Fleming of Towanda, PA; niece and caregiver, Margaret Furman of Pine City, NY; niece, Margo Gumosky of Elmira, NY; nephews, William (Patty) Dugan of Hornell, NY, Marcus (Elizabeth) Welser of Owego, NY, Robert (Deborah) Dugan of Gregory, MI and Bernard (Barbara) Gumosky of Erin, NY; along with several great nieces and great nephews. George was a Veteran of the US Army serving his country during World War II. He was a member of the American Legion Bentley Post #443 and the Eagles Club in Elmira. Mr. Gumosky retired from Moore Business Forms as a Cost Accountant with over 40 years of faithful service. He was very active, for over 50 years, with the Fingerlakes Health Care Credit Union and was also on the Board of Directors. The Pease-Gumosky Scholarship Fund is evidence of his dedication to the Credit Union. He was an avid sportsman enjoying golfing, bowling, fishing and boating. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, September 12, 2001 from 1 to 2 PM. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of the visitation, (2:00 PM). Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Elmira, NY where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Gumosky full Military Honors.
GUSH - CLARK
Marion F. Age 71, of 1063 Admiral Pl., Elmira, NY. She was born April 14, 1934 in Elmira, daughter of the late Frank, Sr. and Helen (Zures) Gush and
died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at Elcor Health Services after an extended illness. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Deborah and Eric Borroel of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Crystal Clark of Elmira; grandchildren, Heather and Nicholas Cohen of San Juan Capistrano, CA, Anthony Clark and Roselyn Campos both of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Frank, Jr. and Patti Gush of Elmira, Robert and Debbie Gush of Big Flats; sister, Patty Flanigan of Elmira; cousin, Pauline Pazzaglia of Columbia Crossroads, PA; dear friends, Marilyn Dieffenbach and JoAnn Parisi both of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. Marion was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. She retired from Anchor Glass. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, May 3rd, from 6 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Wednesday, May 4th, at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marion through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.
THOMAS GUTHRIE of 1339 Herr Street, Harrisburg, Pa. died at the family home Tuesday (Feb. 16, 1932) morning after an extended illness. Besides his widow he is survived by a son, John of Elmira. The remains will arrive in Elmira Friday afternoon and be taken to the home of his son, 328 Webber Place. The funeral will be held Saturday morning at 8 o’clock in the St. Patrick Church. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/1932