St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
HABECKER Lawrence S.
Of Southport, died Sunday, August 7, 2011 following declining health at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 61. Born on August 27, 1949 in Rochester; Larry was the son of the late Connell & Rita Burcke Habecker. He married Karen Little on January 22, 1977 in St. Mary's Church where he was a parishioner. Larry was employed by Chemung County Dept. of Social Services for 25 years and retired as a Senior Welfare Examiner. After his retirement he was a substitute teacher for the Elmira and Horseheads School Districts. His interests included gardening and he was an avid Elmira College Soaring Eagles Hockey fan where he served on the Booster Club Board. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Karen Little Habecker, Southport; sons, Jason (Jenn Misko) Habecker, Pine City; and Shawn Habecker, Southport; sisters, Judy (Robert) Neary, Conesus; and Marcia Habecker, Rochester; brothers, Richard (Emily) Habecker, MA; and John Habecker, Conesus; aunts, Julia Hammond, Rochester; Glenys "Kitty" Braun, Rochester; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Charles & Lois Little, Elmira; brothers-in-law, Donald (Susan) Little, Balston Lake; Richard (Barbara) Little, Saratoga Springs; sister-in-law, Debbie (Eric Bump) DeNunzio, Addison; several nieces nephews, cousins and family friends; along with his beloved canine companion, Jenny. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by his sisters, Sr. Rita Habecker and Mary Habecker Boesch. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday August 11, 2011 between the hours of 4-7 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 pm. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira College Athletics Booster Club, 1 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901, envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Star Gazette – August 9, 2011
WALTER F. HACKETT, 69 of 955 Lincoln St., Friday, Oct. 19, 1962. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church and a former employee of N. J. Thomson & Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence O. Hackett; daughter, Mrs. George Guiles of Elmira; two grandchildren; one great-grandchild. Body at Keefe Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass in St. Patrick’s Church at 9. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1962
RICHARD L. HAFLETT. Age 70, of 914 Sullivan Street, Elmira, New York, died on September 16, 2002 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born on October 31, 1931 in Williamsport, PA to the late James and Edna (Ruth) Haflett. Richard was recently predeceased by his wife Marie A. (Brusso) in April of 2001. Survivors include his daughters, Diane and Reed Hartford of Elmira, Carol and Charles Henry Lewis of Elmira and Mary Ann and Richard J. Biery of Sayre, PA; brother, James Haflett of Greeley, CO; sister, Nancy J. Haflett of Horseheads; 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 18th from 3 to 6 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 PM with Reverend Patrick Connor officiating. Interment will take place at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette.
CHARLES W. HALL of 952 Richard St., Thursday, Sept. 14, 1972 following an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home, Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Burial St. Peter Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Hamuls Hall; brothers, Kenneth of Elmira and Herbert of Corning; one uncle and several aunts; several nieces, nephews, cousins. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, veteran of World War II, employed for 18 years at the Club Steward at the Elmira Aerie of Eagles No. 441, member of the Loyal Order of Moose, member of the VFW of Sayre, member of the Elmira lodge of Elks No. 67, member of the Harry B. Bentley Post American Legion. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/1972
HALL Herbert L. "Skip"
Age 65, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira and Seneca Lake, died at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Friday, October 31, 2008. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, November 2, 2008, from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, November 3, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, with Father Christopher Linsler and Father John Gathenya con-celebrating. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Skip's memory may be directed to either Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/1/2008 - 11/2/2008
HALL Herbert L. "Skip"
A Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating Skip's life, was held Monday, November 3, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Con-celebrants were Father Christopher Linsler, Father John Gathenya, and Father Bob Ring, assisted by Deacon Bob Stowell. Skip's son and daughter-in-law, Eric and Kersten Hall; along with his daughter, Kris Hall, placed the funeral pall on his casket, with his wife, Sandy Hall then placing the crucifix. Readings were given by Skip's sister, Carolyn Hall, and brother-in-law, Rob Thompson. Deacon Stowell read the Gospel and Father Gathenya delivered the homily. Grandchildren, Jake, Jensen, and Simon Hall; along with Kelsey Reed presented the Offertory Gifts. Eucharistic Ministers were Don and Faith Eaton. Music was led by organist Cathy Peckham, and The Resurrection Choir. Interment followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, with Father Linsler and Father Ring leading the prayers. Bagpiper, Marty Devault piped at the committal service. Pallbearers were Skip's brother, Bruce Hall, Jake Hall, RobThompson, and friends, Peter Knott, Michael Walton, Will Williams, Denzel Harris, and Charlie Anderson. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/4/2008
HALL - Johnston
Mary H. Loving Mother, Grandmother & Great-Grandmother of 755 Harper St., Elmira died on Tuesday, January 29, 2002 (at Schuyler Hospital). Mary is survived by her Son & Daughter-in-law: Michael E. & Marjorie K. Johnston of Odessa; Grandchildren: Michael F. Johnston, Elmira, Lisa M. (James) Ermold of Saco, ME, Elizabeth J. (Marcus) Reidell, Fairport, NY & Matthew K. (Toni) Johnston, Oneonta, NY; Great-grandchildren: Kayla, Kendra Ermold, Alexis Anna Reidell; Brothers: Charles F. Hall, Elmira & Robert Hall, Stockton, CA; Sister-in-law: Veronica Hall, Elmira; Cousin: Eleanor Benza, Corning; Special Friend, William J. Murphy; Several Nieces & Nephews & Life-long Friends. Mary was pre-deceased by her Parents; Archie & Mary Holleran Hall, Husband, Francis (Junker) Johnston & Daughter Mary Patricia Johnston. Those wishing may make a Memorial Donation to Notre Dame High School or Notre Dame Athletic Association. Mary was a Communicant of Eastside Catholic Parishes and a member of the former Rosary/Altar Society of St. Cecilia Church and a retired Receptionist/Payroll clerk from Empire Foods. Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, January 31st, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Prayer Service there Friday 9:15 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Rev. Patrick Connor, will be the celebrant. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
HANECHAK - ROSEBROOK, Patricia (Hanechak)
Age 82, of Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, Elmira, NY and formerly of Sunnyfield Drive, Horseheads, went to join her husband Wednesday, July 22, 2009, with her daughters at her side. She was born June 2, 1927 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Joseph and Ann (Schaefer) Hanechak. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 54 years, James Rosebrook, on April 26, 2002. Surviving are her daughters and son-in-law, Ann and Bob Bellohusen of Horseheads, NY, Marybeth Rosebrook of Fayetteville, NY; several relatives and friends including the Poker Club, the Barker Girls, and lifelong friends, Joyce Mikkelson, Mary Jane Johnson and Gladys Bannon. She was also predeceased by her sister, Betty Leach. She was communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are welcome to gather at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad St., Horseheads on Friday, July 24, 2009, from 9-9:30 a.m., where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated there in Church at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Pat with memorials to Cardiology Unit of Strong Memorial Hospital, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2009
HARRIETT A. ‘BABS’ HANLEY age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, April 14, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Joseph L. Hanley; daughter, JoAnn Hanley; son, Larry (Mimi) Hanley, all of Elmira, NY; brothers, William (Madalyn) Fitzpatrick of Elmira, Joey (Ruth) Fitzpatrick of Vero Beach, FL; several nieces and nephews; special friend, Cathie Mayer. Babs did volunteer work for many organizations, she was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church, she was an avid bowler and last of the Rossi Friday Nighter's Bowling League. Babs was a member of the Bowling Hall of Fame, the American Legion of Horseheads, NY, and member of the Elmira Eagles #941, B.P.O.E. Elks #62 of the Doe's, and Past President. She was a devoted wife and mother, known to many of her fellow bowlers as mom. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, April 17, 2005, at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 18, 2005, at St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High St., Elmira, at 10:00 a.m. with Reverend Walter Wainwright celebrating, followed by interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. A special thank you to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 3rd Floor staff for their loving and kind care while Babs was with them. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.
HANLON –MRS. FRANCIS (HANLON) TICE of 954 Charles St. Prayer service Monday at 8:15 a.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 9 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Rev. Robert Kanks celebrant. Pallbearers: Raymond Dates, Earl May Jr., Thomas Owens, Edward Hillard. Father Kanks conducted the committal service at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1972
HANLON - OLSZOWY
Jeanne Knapp Hanlon Died Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long and courageous battle with cancer. She was born August 4, 1935, daughter of Mildred & Ken Hanlon. She was predeceased by her parents and sister Delores Hanlon Savino. She is survived by her loving husband, David and children, Kim & Dennis Clute, Susan Barsavage, Richard & Jen Knapp, Terry & Doug Oakes, David & Jeanne Olszowy, Tom & Joan Olszowy. Grandchildren, Jeremy and Megan Clute, Alex, Jason and Tessa Barsavage, Richard Knapp Jr. Anna Marie Olszowy, Kyrie, Katherine, Kristina Olszowy; sisters, Joyce & Tom Savino, Mimi & Ed Eldridge, several nieces, nephews and a very special friend Helen Cassada. Jeanne graduated from the E.F.A. Class of 1953 and St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in 1956. She retired in 1997 after 41 years of loyal service. For 22 years she was the Infection Control Nurse. After retirement she worked in the Medical Records Dept. at St. Joseph's and also served as an instructor of Certified Nurses Aides at BOCES. She belonged to St. Joseph's Hospital Alumnae Assoc. and served as president for 8 years. She also served on the Aides Task Force and was a Spirit Award Winner. She belonged to Elmira Doves # 181, Eagles Auxiliary, St. Charles Altar and Rosary Society and was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Prior to services Jeanne will be cremated and her family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday evening July 1, 2005 between the hours of 6-9 p.m. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights on Saturday morning at 10 a.m. Her ashes will be interred in the Hanlon Family Plot of Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Memorials in Jeanne's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital to further assist those in need.
JOSEPH L. HANRAHAN of 412 Sharr Ave., Elmira, N.Y., Sunday evening, September 24, 1978 unexpectedly in St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1978
CHARLES HARDING JR., infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Harding, 216 ½ South Ave., Monday, Jan. 25, 1960. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles R. Harding; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Palmieri of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. George K. Harding of Elmira. Body at Mogros Funeral Home. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at convenience of the family. –Elmira Advertiser 1/26/1960
JOHN V. HARDING, 57 of Residence 3, Elmira Reformatory, Saturday, Aug. 19, 1961. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Harding; son, John V. Jr.; daughter, Mrs. Suzanne Gamer, both of Elmira; one grandson; sister, Mrs. Mary Hosey of Ovid; brother, the Rev. Francis W. Harding of Ovid. Body at family home. Prayer service there Tuesday at o:30 a.m., Solemn Requiem High Mass at St. Patrick’s Church at 10. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 8/21/1961
HARRIGAN James P.
Age 51, of Muncie, Indiana, died, Monday, December 24, 2007 at Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie. Jim was born March 3, 1956, a son of Louise Coleman Harrigan, of Elmira, and the late Martin M. Harrigan. He graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1974, and Alfred University in 1978. Jim worked for several companies in the glass industry. He was a member of St. Francis of Assisi Church in Muncie and Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira. An outstanding athlete, Jim was a member of the Elmira Free Academy Sports Hall of Fame. In addition to his mother he is survived by his children, Matthew P. Harrigan of Horseheads, with wife, Cindi, Martin M. Harrigan of Muncie, and Alicia A. Harrigan of Yorktown, Indiana; brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael E. and Wendy Harrigan of Atlanta, GA, John C. and Nancy Harrigan of Binghamton, Thomas M. and Christine Harrigan of Tampa, FL, and William L. and Cindy Harrigan of Charlotte, NC; sister and brother-in-law, Susan P. and Kris Thoren of San Francisco, CA; eight nieces and nephews, Jack Thoren and Brian Harrigan, who were his godsons, Brad, David (Christine), Kevin, Heather, and Megan Harrigan, and Daniel Thoren; along with 1 great niece and one great nephew. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, December 30, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, December 31, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Martin Harrigan Scholarship, c/o Community Foundation, 307 E. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.
HARRIGAN James P.
Services celebrating Jim's life were held on Monday, December 31, 2007. A prayer service, led by Father Thomas O'Brien, was held at McInerny Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Father O'Brien presided and Jack Crowley was the altar server. Jim's children, Matthew P. Harrigan, with wife, Cindi, M. Michael Harrigan, and Alicia A. Harrigan placed the funeral pall on his casket with his mother, Louise C. Harrigan placing the crucifix. Music was led by organist, Frances McLaren, and soloist, Jack Keefe. Jim's sister, Susan P. Thoren gave the readings, and Father O'Brien read the Gospel and delivered the homily. Alicia Harrigan read the Prayers of the Faithful. The Offertory Gifts were presented by Matthew, Michael, and Alicia Harrigan. Remarks of Remembrance were given by Jim's brother, Mick Harrigan. Pallbearers were Matt and Mike Harrigan, with Jim's brothers, Mick, John, Tom, and Bill. Interment, with committal prayers, followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. After the graveside service, family and friends, gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon and the continued sharing of memories of Jim. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/1/2008.
JOHN V. HARRINGTON, a former resident of Elmira died Friday (Dec. 9, 1932) at the family home in Rochester after a brief illness. He removed from Elmira bout 1912. Mr. Harrington formerly resided on the Southside. He is survived by three sisters, Mrs. E. F. Keavin and Mrs. Joseph Hackett of Rochester; Miss Margaret Harrington of Albion; a niece Mrs. Frederick Geige of Elmira. The body was removed to Elmira this morning and direct to the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery for burial. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/1932
HARRIS Joan D. Moffe
Horseheads: Age 76, died October 5, 2011 at home surrounded by her family, and close friend Pat Campanelli. Joan was born in Elmira, NY on May 23, 1935 to Ruth Harris. She is survived by her husband of 56 years, Ralph F. Moffe, daughter Marcy Straight (Tom) of Elmira, and son Carl Moffe (Shelly Remillard) of Rochester, NY; as well as grandchildren Shawn (Cory) and Trista (Pat Knaus); great grandchild Trevor Moffe. Joan graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1953 and also earned Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Elmira College. Joan worked at Elmira Free Academy in the attendance office from 1966-1981 and was also co-owner of Cozy Corner in Elmira from 1969-1973. Joan worked as the Deputy Director for the Private Industry Council in Painted Post, NY from 1984-2001. She retired in 2001 and continued her active life through her association with Market Street Antiques in Corning, NY, as well as spending time in her garden and caning. Joan loved walking her canine companions, Maddie and Marty wherever she went. She also loved her cat Billy. Trips to Las Vegas and cruises to the Caribbean were favorite destinations for Joan and her family. Joan was always eager to meet new people and her smile and laughter always lit up a room. She was a wonderful, caring mother and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Streets, on Friday, October 7, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 8, 2011 at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church at 9:00 a.m. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Joan's memory may be made to the SPCA, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – October 6, 2011
HARRIS Leo - On the morning of Tuesday, May 13, 2008, Leo Roxbury Harris II of Towanda, Pa., died at Ashton Health Care in Athens. He was 70 years of age. Born in Sayre on April 23, 1938, he was the son of Leo R. and Alice (McAuliffe) Harris. As a child, Leo resided in Tunkhannock, Pa., before moving to Towanda at the age of 8. As a youth he was active in Scouting, earning the degree of Eagle Scout. A graduate of St. Agnes High School, Class of 1956, Mr. Harris attended Valley Forge Military Academy, where he studied engineering. Throughout the 1960s he was employed as a civil engineer by the city of Newark, N.J. Later, he worked for various municipalities in the area, retiring in 1996. He was a man of faith, and an active communicant of SS. Peter & Paul Roman Catholic Church in Towanda. Mr. Harris is survived by his sister, Michaelyn (and Robert) Westbook of Towanda; niece, Samantha (and Clayton) Dessa of Towanda; nephews, Robert (and Lisa) Westbrook of Bowie, Md., Michael (and Cynthia) Westbrook of Mt. Airy, Md.; great-nieces, Tabatha and Brooklyn Dessa; and great-nephews, Clayton and Wes Dessa, and Robbie, Ryan, Michael and Kyle Westbrook. He was preceded in death by a niece, Michaelyn Marie Westbrook. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Thursday at SS. Peter & Paul Church. There will be a time of visitation from 10 to 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will follow in SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery. Professional services have been entrusted to Morse & Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton. - Towanda Daily Review, 14 May 2008
HARRIS - SCOTT, MILDRED A., A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated for Margaret A. Scott, 53, Gillett, at St. Mary’s Church with interment in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery on April 9. Mrs. Scott died April 5, 1984 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Arrangements were by Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira. Surviving are husband, Joseph F. Scott Sr.; daughters, Lorene Caroleo of Lodi, NJ and Denise Scott, Gillett; sons, Joseph F.Jr., Frank C. and Thomas W., all of Gillett, Robert of U.S. Army in Germany; mother Rose M. Harris of Lynbrook, LI; sisters, Jean Schiaffo of Tampa, FL, Dorothy Rogers of Cincinnati, OH; brother, Frank C. Harris of Lynbrook, LI; seven grandchildren. (TGR April 12, 1984)
HARRIS Robert W.
Age 89 of Elmira, NY died
on his son's birthday to be with his beloved wife "Jigger" on Wednesday August 11, 2010. Mr. Harris was born December 5, 1920 in Elmira, NY the son of the late George and Larhea Haight Harris. Bob was a veteran of WW II serving his country with The US Army in Company L and he was also a member of The National Guard. Robert married his wife Josephine Ann "Jigger" McCarle Harris on August 18, 1945 and she pre-deceased him on January 5, 2007. He was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, a member of The Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, The Elmira Eagles, and the Elmira Elks Lodge #62. Bob was an avid golfer. Mr. Harris was a retired letter carrier with the US Post Office in Elmira, NY. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mr. Harris is survived by his son Robert G. Harris of Elmira Heights, NY; granddaughter: Laurie Harris of Los Angeles, CA; grandson: Robert S. & Katie Harris of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law: Jo McCarle of Sayville, LI, NY and Ann Price of Elmira, NY; nieces and nephews: James & Angela McNicholas of Scranton, PA, Marty Chalk of Elmira, NY, Dale Ramich and Thomas Ramich both of Elmira, NY, Maryanne Bryant Bruner and Donald Bruner of Elmira, NY; several cousins and a host of caring friends including a special caregiver Renee Chalk of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday August 13, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday August 14, 2010 at 11 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY at 12:30 PM. Mr. Harris will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife "Jigger" in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Harris. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Harris through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Star-Gazette - August 12, 2010
HART - MERRITT, Patricia Jean (Hart)
A graveside memorial for Patricia Jean (Hart) Merritt was held Saturday, March 28, at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Patricia, a native of Elmira, who died October 1, 2007, was among other things, a caring, sensitive and perceptive woman, and artist who was adept at music, she taught herself to play the piano; at dance, she tap-danced with several groups; and as a painter. She loved animals, cats in particular; two, Whiskers and Rascal, often played with abandon on her living room rug and were clearly attached to her. Patricia worked most of her adult life as a nurse in Rochester, Boston, San Antonio, Minneapolis. She was married and divorced. She died in Minneapolis at 57 and donated her remains to the University of Minnesota Medical School. As she wished, her ashes were sprinkled in a family yard in Elmira and in the ocean near her brother's North Carolina home. Patricia is predeceased by her father, John J. Hart Jr.; her mother, Margaret; her brother, Thomas Shaun. She is survived by her eldest brother, Michael of Albany; younger brother, John III of Raleigh, NC; and by several cousins. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2009
HARTER Jeffrey G. Harter
Wellsburg: Age 40 died unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 26, 2011 after a very brief illness. Jeff was born in Elmira on January 22, 1971 the son of John M. and Sandra Bennett Harter of Horseheads. In addition to his parents, Jeff is survived by his companion, and best friend, Jennifer L. Mallory with her daughter Katelyn; brother and sister-in-law, Michael J. and Monica Harter of Corning with their children, Caitlin, McKenzie and Corey; brother Joseph W. Harter of Elmira Heights with his son Kyle; several aunts, uncles and cousins; and his two faithful dogs, Smithers and Dolly. Jeff has been a Chemung County Corrections Officer since 1996. He was an avid fisherman and a diehard NY Yankees fan. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, July 30, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 2:45 p.m. A prayer service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Private interment at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery will be held at a later date. Star Gazette – July 28, 2011
HARTIGAN - BUCHAUER
Mrs. Colleen Marie Hartigan Age 47, of 311 Thistle Lane, Statesville, NC, died Friday, May 20, 2005, at her home following a courageous battle against cancer. She was born March 30, 1958 in Rochester, New York, and was the daughter of Mrs. Nancy Smith Hartigan of Big Flats, NY, and the late William S. Hartigan, Jr. She was a graduate of Williamsville North High School, Williamsville, NY, and of St. Bonaventure University, Olean, NY. On October 24, 1981 she was married to Brian Townsend Buchauer who survives. She was a member of St. Philip the Apostle Catholic Church in Statesville, and was the Faith Formation Director for the Church. She received her teaching license after attending U.N.C. Charlotte and later earned her National Board Certification for teaching. She was employed as a fourth grade teacher at East Iredell Elementary School in Statesville. In addition to her mother and husband, she is survived by one son, Brian Patrick Buchauer, a student at Appalachian State University; one daughter, Megan Maureen Buchauer, a senior at Statesville High School; five brothers, Robert Hartigan, Corning, NY, William S. Hartigan III and wife, Janice, Big Flats, NY, Geoffrey Hartigan and wife, Lisa, Elmira, Patrick Hartigan and wife, Patricia, Newport News, VA, and James Hartigan and wife, Martina, Horseheads, NY; three sisters, Kathy H. Rathbun and husband, Dellivan, Horseheads, NY, Patricia H. Huten and husband, Tim, Big Flats, NY, and Nancy H. Swartz and husband, Paul, Big Flats, NY. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Dorothy Buchauer, Eden, NY; a sister-in-law, Carol B. Lewis and husband, Tom, Eden, NY; and by 24 precious nieces and nephews. A sister, Maureen Hartigan; and niece, Ellen Swartz, preceded her in death. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, May 25th, at 11 a.m. at St. Philip The Apostle Catholic Church, officiated by Rev. Fr. Peter Fitzgibbons. Interment will be at a later date in the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NY. A Rosary Prayer Service will be on Tuesday at 6:30, followed by visitation from 7 to 9 p.m. at Nicholson Funeral Home in Statesville, NC. Memorials may be made to the Maureen Hartigan Scholarship Fund at Nazareth College in Rochester, NY.
HARTMAN Richard L. (Rich)
Age 73, born August 1, 1939 died peacefully on Sunday, March 17, 2013, at home surrounded by his family. Richard was the son of Donald and Patricia Hartman. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his father-in-law & mother-in-law, Peter & Margaret Salbego along with aunt and uncles, Evelyn, Harold and LeRoy Hartman. Richard is survived by his wife of 41 years, Barbara (Salbego) Hartman and his children, Brigette (Shawn) DeCenzo and their daughter, Brooke Alexis; Jason (Madeline) Hartman and their children, Charles Thomas, Margaret Anne and Samuel Michael (Charlie, Maggie, Sammy) Hartman; brother, Ronald (Viola) Hartman and sons, Mark, Steven and Shon Hartman. Also surviving are Richard's sisters-in-law and their families: Christine (Thomas) Conboy and sons, Peter and Thomas; Cathy (Peter) Shipsides and their children, Geoffrey (Elizabeth) James and George; Andrew (Katie) Shipsides and Colleen Shipsides; Carolyn (Michael) Dean and their children, Heather, Casey and Kevin Dean and Heather's children, Evalynn and Roman; stepmother, Lois Hartman and Alma Hartman and her children, Scott, Karen, Lisa, Todd and Sheila and their families; stepmother-in-law, "Lee" Salbego; and aunt, Catherine Fillmore. Richard was a lifelong resident of the Elmira area and a graduate of Southside High School. He received his BS Degree in Business Administration from Bucknell University. Richard was a Viet-Nam veteran and Captain in the U.S. Army. After returning to civilian life, Richard was the Wage and Salary Administrator of Bendix Corporation, Director of Personnel of Arnot Ogden Hospital, and Director of Personnel and Purchasing for the City of Elmira. Richard and his brother Ron went into business in the Elmira area establishing the partnership Hartman & Lynch Auto Sales and the Elmira Arms Company. Richard was an avid sportsman and he lived his life to the fullest. He was truly a man's man, wonderful husband, father and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, March 20th, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Richard's life will be held there Thursday, March 21st, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. Graveside services will follow in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery with Full Military Honors accorded. The family wishes to extend their sincere thanks and gratitude to the special people who helped us to take care of Richard in his final hours: Carolyn and Mike Dean, Christine Conboy, Vince and Lois Chorney, Mike and Dawn Haupt and Monte and Kathi Jo Pratt. We sincerely could not have made it through this without all of you. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations go to Care First or the Wounded Warriors Project. Star Gazette – March 21, 2013
Age 77, of Elmira, entered into eternal rest, unexpectedly, on Tuesday, November 4, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital. Pat was born February 7, 1931, daughter of the late Bernard "Bus" and Ann Hartnett. She is also predeceased by her husband, Dr. John Tobin of Chicago; and brother, James Hartnett. Pat is survived by her sister-in-law, Christine Hartnett-Ruane; niece and nephews, Mora Hartnett Harris, James Hartnett and Sean Hartnett; along with several cousins. Pat was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. She was retired from Loyola Medical Center, in Chicago, where she was the head of nursing. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, November 6, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, November 7, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. St. Joseph's Hospital Nursing School Alumni will meet at St. Mary's Church on Friday at 9:30 a.m. to form an honor guard for funeral mass of Patricia Hartnett. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/5/2008
HARZINSKI –MRS. JULIA MARCHINOCK, 72, 355 Fayette St., Saturday, May 20, 1944 at 5:25 a.m. Survived by husband, Andrew; daughters, Anne M. at home, Mrs. James Hosey, Mrs. Thomas Feeney, Mrs. Anthony Butski, all of Elmira, Mrs. John Jurzak of Morris Run, Pa; sons, Stanley and Stephen of Elmira; brother, Charles Harzinski of Arnot, Pa.; 16 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Body was removed to the home from the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home Saturday afternoon. Service there Tuesday, 8:15 a.m., 9 at St. Casimir’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/20/1944
HASSETT –BERNADETTE HASSETT MILLER, age 72 of 701 W. Clinton Street, Elmira suddenly from cardiac related causes on Thursday, May 19,1983. She was the widow of the late Donald Henry Miller, DDS and the daughter of the late J. John Hassett and E. Bessie Sullivan Hassett. Relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the Don Kalec Funeral home Sunday 2-5 p.m. only, Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 10 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. She is survived by six children, daughter, Mary Bernadette Miller of Naples, FL, daughter, Kathleen M. Dzura, granddaughters, Anastasia Victoria Dzura and Natasha Bernadette Dzura of Bryn Mawr, PA; daughter, Susan T. Miller and son-in-law, Ned Covault of Pleasant Ridge, MI; son, Donald S. Miller and daughter-in-law, Kathleen McNamara Miller; granddaughters, Bridget Hassett Miller and Colleen McNamara Miller of Philadelphia; PA; son, Christopher Miller of St. Louis, MO and daughter, Maria Regina Miller of Elmira, NY; she is also survived by a sister, Sister Miriam (Hulda) Hassett, a member of the Order of the Sisters of St. Mary of Namur, Houston, TX. In lieu of flowers the family suggest donations to the Catholic charity of your choice. Mrs. Miller was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. –Elmira Star-gazette 5/23/1983
DR. FLORENCE S. HASSETT, 53 of 681 W. Clinton St., Saturday July 6, 1957. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eleanor B. Hassett; son, Austin B.; daughters, Estelle M. and Maureen; brother, J. John Hassett Jr. of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Donald H. Miller of Elmira, Mrs. William M. Brady of Newton, Mass., Mrs. H. V. Murray Jr. of Centralia, Ill., Mrs. Donald A. Levinger of Elmira and Sister Miriam of the Sisters of St. Mary de Nameur, Lockport, N.Y. Friends may call at the family home after 1 p.m. today. Funeral there Monday at 9. Solemn High Requiem Mass at St. Patrick’s Church at 10 a.m. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/7/1957
HASSETT Patricia Age 68, died Friday, July 10, 2009, at her home in Syracuse. Born in Elmira, Professor Hassett had been a resident of Syracuse since 1974, when she began teaching at Syracuse University College of Law. Professor Hassett had the distinction of being the first woman professor at the college. In 2006 she was granted emeritus status. She received her BA from Elmira College and her LLB from Syracuse University, where she was a member of the Law Review. She received her LLM from Harvard University. Formerly a prosecuting attorney and a municipal government attorney, Professor Hassett served with the Lord Chancellors Advisory committee on legal education and professional conduct of persons providing legal services. She also served as a consultant to the English Home office on a project to improve the quality of bail decisions. Professor Hassett wrote in the field of artificial intelligence and the law, and constructed a prototype of an expert system that makes bail recommendations. She taught courses in constitutional criminal procedure, artificial intelligence and criminal law. Patricia loved to travel, attend the theater and add to her various collections. Survived by her sisters, Karen H. Meyer and Jamie H. Isaacs; her brother, John J. Hassett; four nephews; a niece; four great-nephews; seven great-nieces; and many colleagues and friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, July 17, 2009 from 12:00 noon to 1:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Patricia's foundation, TRAC, trac.syr.edu or a contribution to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2009
HATALA Harry Hatala
Age 86, died surrounded by family Wednesday, October 3rd, 2012. Harry was born in Lowman, NY on the family farm October 30, 1925. He was the son of the late Fred and Anastasia (Urban) Hatala. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 35 years Elizabeth Nemeth Hatala in 1989. Surviving Harry are his beloved daughters, Barbara Hatala, and Marie (Tom) Caroscio; granddaughters, Marisa Daugherty, Elizabeth and Kathleen Caroscio; longtime companion, Emily Phillips McGuigan, along with many nieces and nephews all of whom were his "favorite"; and sisters-in-law, Sophie Hatala, Mary Nickerson, Anna and Phyllis Nemeth. In addition to his wife and parents, Harry is predeceased by his brothers, John Fesh, Steve Fesh, Steve Hatala, and Mike Hatala. He was a proud World War II Navy Veteran, serving on LST 890 in the Pacific. He often participated in school presentations on WWII, sharing his experiences with others. He looked forward to reunions of LST and amphibious groups. He was a member of the American Legion, and the long time proprietor of College Ave Motor Sales in Elmira. His love of all cars endured his lifetime, participating in area car shows, and local parades. He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY Friday, October 5th, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there Saturday at 10:00 AM. Graveside services with Military Honors accorded will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make memorials in Harry Hatala's name to Carefirst (Southern Tier Hospice) or the Arctic League. A heartfelt, "Thank You" to his special caregiver Rose Kapusta and CareFirst Elmira, died 10-03-2012. Arrangements: Olthof Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 4, 2012
CELESTIAL CAREN HAVEN, 18 month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Roy D. Haven of 1151 S. Main St. Prayer service was held at the home of an uncle, Samuel P. Morrow of 1157 Charles St., this morning at 8:15 followed by the Mass of the Angels at 9 in St. Mary’s Church. The Rev. Thomas J. Toole was the celebrant. Pallbearers Howard Havens, Michael Morrow, John Fitzpatrick and Samuel Morrow all uncles. St. Peter and Paul'’ Cemetery. -Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1953
ELLIS F. ‘GUNNER’ HAVENS. Loving father and friend beloved “Poppy”, age 74 of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, February 17, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Gunner was the son of the late Karl and Esther Crandall Havens. He was preceded in death by his first wife, Mary Lou Landon Havens, second wife, Margaret O’Hara Havens and sister, Mildred Kesselring. He is survived by daughters; JoAnne (Robert) Gance of Sinking Spring, PA, Maureen (Robert) Carmody of Wilmington, NC; son, Kim E. (Jeri) Havens of Wilmington, NC; stepdaughter, Mary Kay (Dick) Morin of Wheaton, MD; stepson, John T. O’Hara of Atlanta, GA and grandchildren; David and Amy Gance and Megan and Kevin Carmody. Also surviving are sisters; Janet Brown of Haines City, FL, Shirley (Leonard) Sheppard of Dunwoody, GA; brother; Karl (Diane) Havens of Niagara Falls, NY and several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the McInery Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Friday (Feb. 19) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Saturday (Feb. 20) at 8:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 9:00 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Gunner was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility in 1983 after 32 years. Gunner was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church where he was a former Eucharistic Minister. He was a member of the Clarence Oliver American Legion Post #154. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Cancer Society, 622 W. Church St., Elmira, NY or to End of Life Unit, c/o St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HAYES John J.
Age 72 of Elmira, NY. He was born February 29, 1940 in Elmira, son of the late Patrick J. and Marie T. (Daly) Hayes and died Friday, August 31, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He is survived by his children Keith M. Hayes of Elmira and Kimberly A. (Patmon) Malcom; grandchildren Ella Grace Malcom and Patmon Malcom, Jr. all of Alpharetta, GA; very good friend Marilyn J. Welles of Elmira along with other friends and classmates. John graduated from Notre Dame High School, Class of 1957. He retired from HSBC Bank as Vice President after 37 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 4th from 4 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. His family would like to thank Dr. Dauphin and the nursing staff at Falck Cancer Center for their wonderful care. Star Gazette – September 2, 2012
HAYES Malachi E. Jr.
Of Palm Coast, Florida, formerly of Elmira, New York, died unexpectedly January 4, 2008. Malachi was the son of Malachi and Marianna (Flynn) Hayes. Malachi was a retired New York State Trooper. He is survived by his wife, Denise Moretti Hayes; and his two daughters, Susanna and husband, Anthony Abrunzo of Horseheads, NY, Kara and husband, Putnam Kidder of New London, New Hampshire; grandchildren, Dominick, Calla, and Michael Abrunzo, and Hayden Kidder; brothers, John F. Hayes and family of Augusta, GA, and Dr. David Hayes and family of Buffalo, NY. Malachi is a veteran of the United States Army. Malachi was a 1972 graduate of Elmira College. Services were held at the Lohman Funeral Home in Palm Coast, Florida. Graveside services will be held at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery at the convenience of Malachi's family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/15/2008.
MISS MARY P. HAYES age 39 of 931 W. Gray St., unexpectedly, Friday, April 23, 1982. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St. Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Prayer service at the funeral home Monday at 9:00 AM followed by funeral Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church at 9:30 AM. Burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1982
HAZEN –MRS. MARY C. O’NEIL of 221 South Walnut St., Elmira, NY Friday, July 4, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by sister, Nora J. Hazen of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Anna and Edwin Rothwell of Elmira, Irene and David Barr of Toronto, Canada; several nieces and nephews. She was a Communicant of St. Mary’s Church, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel F. O’Neil. They were the former owners of O’Neil Taxi. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/5-1986
HEBBE - SHEAHAN, Elizabeth H.
Age 83, of Elmira, went to join her best friend "Bub" on Sunday, December 14, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Elizabeth was born February 15, 1925, a daughter of the late Fredrick and Edna Stevens Hebbe. She is predeceased by her husband Dr. John H. "Bub" Sheahan and son, John "Jock" Sheahan; sisters, Ruth VanBrunt, Phyllis Judson, Jean Balash and brother Fredrick Hebbe. Elizabeth is survived by her children, with their families, Peter and Nancy Sheahan of Endicott, NY with Bridget, Brendan (Amy), Ally (Capt. John) Evangelista, Peter Michael and Garrett; G. William Sheahan of Elmira; Dr. Timothy and Susan Sheahan of Horseheads with Melissa, Sgt. (USAF) Timothy (Ashley) and Matthew; Kristen and Robert Clark of Elmira with Christopher (Tash); and Michael and Joanne Sheahan of Elmira with Mickey; great-grandchildren, Ayden Sheahan and Alex Chandler of Endicott; Sage and Serenity Clark, Elmira, And Kayla Sheahan of Aviano, Italy; along with many nieces, nephews, special companion, Linda Rosendgrant, beloved pets, Miss Cleo & Max and wonderful friends. Elizabeth loved spending time in Jekyll Island, GA with Bub in the winter months then coming home to Elmira in the summer. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, December 16, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 17, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Elizabeth's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Volunteer Services, Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY 14810. A Special Thanks to the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital for their excellent care. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/15/2008
HEFFERNAN ANNA - SHORT ILLNESS IS FATAL TO MRS.
Head of Well Known Business House of This City Passes Away at Her Home on West Water Street—Remarkable Career.
Mrs. Anna Flanagan, the widow of John J. Flanagan, died Sunday about 3 p.m. at the family home, 502 West Water Street, after one day’s illness. Mrs. Flanagan, who was well known as the proprietor of a large dry-goods business on West Water Street, was at her place of business Friday afternoon, when she became seriously ill of an attack of acute uremic poisoning. She was removed to her home and was attended by physicians and nurses but her condition gradually grew worse and the close of the busy life came quietly yesterday afternoon. The decedent was born Anna Heffernan, at Troy, Pa., June 19, 1851, and removed to Elmira with her parents in 1853. She was united in marriage with John J. Flanagan in June, 1874. Mr. Flanagan had been the proprietor of a dry goods and notion store on West Water Street from 1873. His store was destroyed by fire, but his business continued. At his death on August 5, 1888, the successful business was continued by Mrs. Flanagan and the valuable assistance of her seven children. The business has increased to a marked degree in the past few years and now includes three large stores on West Water Street, it being one of the most substantial business houses in Elmira. Mrs. Flanagan was one of the most obliging and successful saleswomen in the trade and left no effort untried in an endeavor to the fill the orders of her patrons. In her home life she was the beloved mother of a devoted family. She is survived by five daughters, the Misses Mary A., Elizabeth, Ina, Teresa and Helen; also two sons, John and Edward. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 9 a.m. and at 10 o’clock at the St. Patrick church. Burial in the SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. No one who was acquainted with Mr. Flanagan can speak of her passing without feelings of deep emotion. Her whole life, especially since the death of her husband 25 years ago, had been one of work, sacrifice, love and beauty—work for her children; sacrifice that others might enjoy, love that was unsurpassed., and a beauty of character that today is the remembrance most lovingly cherished by her children. Few mothers, left with seven little ones, could have had before them a problem so vast as did Mrs. Flanagan. Resolutely she set herself to the task before her, and conquered, until the little store which came to her then, broadened and widened to the present dimensions—but on one will strive to take one iota of credit for this achievement from the extraordinary woman who accomplished it. Mrs. Flanagan lived two lives. One was her business side, but in that too, her wonderful personality was ever present, her kindly nature shone conspicuously. One by one as the children grew to maturity, they became a part of the business until the entire seven became her trusted and loyal lieutenants, and gradually from her shoulders dropped the onerous responsibilities and life became easier for her. In the store, however she continued to find her greatest delight, for it was her creation, and there she could be with the children as she was wont to speak of them. The other life Mrs. Flanagan lived was in the home, and there she reigned a queen, but no monarch had ever subjects so loyal whose loyalty was love, and whose every ambition was to promote the happiness of idolized mother. Deeply religious, Mrs. Flanagan’s faith in the future life was unshaken. Her faith in a reunion with her was firm, and her last thoughts—not of fear, nor of regrets—were of resignation and expectant glorification. Mrs. Flanagan in conversation with the writer, said she never engaged in the sacrament of the mass that she could restrain her emotion in sympathy with the trials of the Saylor as unfolded by the symbolism of her religion’s devotions. It was this sympathetic tenderness that marked her whole nature and which made people love her. She knew death was near, but that had no terrors for her, for to her there was something worthwhile beyond--. “Asleep in Jesus! Peaceful rest! Whose waking is supremely blest; No fear—no woe can dim the hour - That manifests the Savior’s power.”
HEHER Marilyn Heher Lynch Besley
Elmira: Age 89, passed away Sunday, April 29, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Marilyn was born March 13, 1923, a daughter of John and Regina (Conroy) Heher. She is predeceased by her husband Lester Belsey, brother Vincent Heher, sisters, Virginia Lynch and Kathryn Cannon. Marilyn is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Linda Lynch, Asheville, NC; Regina and Russ Hanson, Bradenton FL; Syliva and Robert Devitt, Elmira; Susan and Michael Kratochvil, West Milford NJ; Mary Claire Vesneske, Elmira; Kathryn Lynch, Elmira; brother John Heher, Trumbull CT; sister-in-law Eleanor Heher Flynn, Elmira; former son-in-law Tom Vesneske, Elmira; grandchildren, Kenny, Debbie (Doug), Jeff, Jill (D.J.), Julie, R.J. (Melanie), Anthony (Mellisa), Jason, Christopher (Stacey), Kevin, Brian (Monika), and Sarah (Matt); 17 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandson; along with numerous nieces and nephews. A life long resident of Elmira, Marilyn was a stay at home mom raising her six daughters. After the girls were grown Marilyn went to work at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center from where she retired. She was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Marilyn enjoyed taking care of her home, doing projects big and small. Time spent with her family was most important to her….she will be missed. Friends are invited to Marilyn's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Marilyn with a donation to The Dialysis Unit, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Star Gazette – May 1, 2012
HELD Lorraine BOBER
Nee: Held - Age 82, of Pine City, died Sunday, August 29, 2010. Survived by husband, Frank; daughters, Jo Ann Georger, Linda Hurn; sons, Michael, Thomas, and James; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Shirley Jessick; brother, George Held; several nieces, nephews and cousins; Loraine was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a great homemaker and worked for the Elmira City School District; enjoyed Flower gardening, traveling, going on Cruises and Polka Weekends. She was a member of the Rosary Society and Wanda Circle at St. Casimir's Church, the Polish Arts Club, and Soaring Polka Association. The Family will receive relatives and Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, September 1st 4 to 7 PM. Prayer Service there Thursday, September 2nd, 10:15 AM followed by her Mass of Christian burial in St. Casimir's at 11 AM, Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 31, 2010
HELLER - KEEFE, Mrs. Ernestine H. of 438 Broadway Friday, March 13, 1981. It was Mrs. Keefe's request that there be no calling hours. A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial and committal will be held at St. Mary's Church, Monday at 9 AM Interment Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Ernestine Heller was the daughter of Chester Grant Heller and Anna Elizabeth Frederika Heller. She was the wife of Jeremiah Edward Keefe. She was born Jan 30, 1905 or 1906.
HELSTROM - RICH, Edith A. "Edie"
Was born February 2, 1921 in Geneva, NY, the daughter of the late Lewis and Nora (Bost) Helstrom, died peacefully on Sunday, March 22, 2009, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY at the age of 88. Her loving husband, Nicholas M. Rich, predeceased her on September 3, 1983. Her sons, Michael L. Rich, Nicholas J. Rich, Joseph P. Rich and granddaughter, Jean Michelle Crocker also preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved daughters and sons-in-law, Gertrude and Joe Harper of Rochester, NY, Theresa and Lewis Hamula of North Ridgeville, OH, Mary and Robert Cohen of Henderson, NV; daughters-in-law, Kathryn Rich, Joanne Rich and Cynthia Rich, all of Elmira, NY; along with 14 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews and her many friends from the Carpenter Apartments. "Edie" retired from St. Joseph's Hospital after numerous years of faithful dedication in nursing services. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, March 26, 2009, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. with Father Jeff Tunnicliff officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Nicholas. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Ladies Auxiliary, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/23/2009 - 3/24/2009
MISS CHARLOTTE HENDERSON of 329 Roe Ave., Sunday, Jan. 9, 1949 at the home of a niece, Mrs. John Sullivan of Buffalo. Survived by sister, Mrs. Margaret Allen of Binghamton; brothers, Henry Henderson of California, James Henderson of Syracuse; nieces, Mrs. Sullivan, Mrs. George Rose of Binghamton; nephew, Charles Hanrahan of Elmira. The body will arrive in Elmira tonight and will be removed to the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday 8:15 a.m., 9 at St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home after Tuesday noon. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1949
MR. GILBERT R. HENDRICKSON age 87 of 1210 West Water Street, Elmira Saturday, October 25, 1975. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake Street Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service at the funeral home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass of Christian Burial and committal service in St. John the Baptist Church at 10 a.m. Burial in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Marguerite V. Hollingshead of Elmira; granddaughter, Mrs. Holly Good of Stanford, Conn. He was a former resident of New York City, Hollis, Long Island, N.Y. and Bronksville, N.Y. He was retired president of Jamaca National Bank, assistant to Mr. Clarence M. Brobst, former president of Chemung Canal Trust Company. He was accountant of Carnevale, Evans & Joyce Accounting Firm. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 10/26/1975
VINCENT JOSEPH HENDRICKSON, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Hendrickson of 754 ½ Pattison St., Thursday, Nov. 8, 1962. Survived by parents; sisters, Betty Jean, Theresa, Donna; brothers, Harold, Robert and Paul, all at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Bleichner of Elmira, Maternal grandmother, Mrs. Mary Alexander. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962
HENNESSY, Miss Ethel Mary Age 83 of Asbury Park, NJ, at the Jersey Shore Hospital, Asbury Park, July 1, 1982. A mass of christian burial will be celebrated at the Haughey Funeral Home, Tuesday at 4 p. m.. Committal services will also be at the funeral home. Interment St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. She is survived by one sister, Anna Mae Beatty of Laguna Hills, CA; several nieces and nephews. Submitted by CDXJ63A@prodigy.com (MR CARLTON W WOLFE JR)
HERNANDEZ Claudia M. Bailey
Elmira: Age 91, died peacefully at home with her loving family by her bedside on Thursday, June 21, 2012. Claudia was born in Costa Rica on February 19, 1921, one of seven children to Pedro and Lydia Hernandez. She is survived by her husband of 66 years, Walter E. Bailey; children with spouses, Carlos and Marcia Mejia, Atlanta GA, Claudia and Richard Olson, Cortland NY, Roxanna and David Merriam, Jackson MS, Paul Bailey, Horseheads; 16 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren; sister Virella Russo, Knoxville TN; brother-in-law Donald Bailey, Tampa FL; and several nieces and nephews. Claudia was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who loved to cook, take care of her home and family. She also enjoyed Spanish culture. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, June 26, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. Patrick's Church at 10:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 24, 2012
MR. JOHN HERRING age 52 of 1709 Toni St., Pensacola, Fla., formerly of Elmira, Saturday, October 23, 1976. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 10 a.m. Burial Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Survived by wife, Lenora Ford Herring; son, Michael; daughters, Michelle and Michael; daughters, Michelle and Mary Kristen, all at home. He was an employee of Warren Hardware, Pensacola. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/1976
HICKEY - SULLIVAN, Margaret H. "Peg"
Age 83, of Elmira, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Margaret was born September 2, 1924, in Davenport, Iowa, a daughter of Martin J. and Marie Klenze Hickey. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, John M. Sullivan; daughter, Kathleen M. Sullivan of West Chester, PA; sons, with their families, John M. and Patricia Sullivan of Marlton, NJ, with children, Brenden and Meghan; Daniel P. and Geri Sullivan of Brewerton, NY, with his sons, John and Patrick; James F. and Pamela Sullivan of Chenango Bridge, NY, with children, Erin, Caitlin and Sean; sisters and brothers-in-law, Julie and Daniel Mullane of Carlisle, PA, Eleanor Mrva of Apalachin, NY, Louise and Charles Perkins of Cedar Park, TX; brother, Thomas Hickey of Stillwater, PA; long time family friend, Mary Rosenberg of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Margaret was retired from Nationwide Insurance. She was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Margaret was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother. She and John raised their family on W. Washington Avenue before moving to Elmira's southside in 1989. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 14, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 15, 2007 at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Margaret's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/14/2007.
HICKS Colleen A.
Town of Southport Resident - Was born August 1, 1943 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late James R. and Virginia (Cecil) Hicks, died peacefully after a brief illness on Saturday, June 21, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 64. Colleen is survived by her loving brothers and sisters-in-law, James R. and Linda Hicks of Lowman, NY, Patrick M. and Elleen Hicks of Elmira, NY; niece, Christine (Kenneth) Pulleyn of Horseheads, NY; nephew, Jonathan (Korey) Hicks of McKinney, TX; great-nieces, April, Kelsey and Caitlyn Pulleyn, great-niece, Olivia Hicks; great-nephew, Jackson Hicks; uncle, Jack (Margaret) Cecil of Greensboro, NC; aunt, Betty (Corbett) Ray of Oakland, CA; along with many special friends and dear friends, Peggy and Tom Perciballi of Horseheads, NY. Colleen had a tremendous love for her family especially spending time with her niece, nephew, great-nieces and great-nephew. She was a devoted daughter and loving caregiver for her mother, Virginia, and unselfishly gave of herself to care for and tend to all the needs of her beloved mother. Her love, care, compassion and acts of kindness never went unnoticed by her brothers and family members. She will be deeply missed but never forgotten. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Tuesday, June 24, 2008, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service celebrated by her friend, the Reverend Anne Mowery. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery will be held at a later date and time to be announced. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the North Chemung UMC Food Pantry, c/o Barbara Burlew, 677 Breesport/North Chemung Road, Lowman, NY 14861. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/23/2008.
HICKS Colleen A.
Town of Southport Resident - died peacefully on Saturday, June 21, 2008. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to honor Colleen's life on Sunday, August 3, 2008, in the North Chemung United Methodist Church, 677 Breesport - North Chemung Road, North Chemung, NY, at 11:00 a.m. Her Pastor and friend, the Reverend Anne Mowrey, will celebrate Colleen's services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/1/2008 - 8/2/2008
HIGGINS Mary A
Wellsboro Gazette - Jan. 1, 1931
Mrs. Mary C Ackley Dies at Elmira Heights. Mrs. Mary C Ackley, widow of Lieut. Chauncey C Ackley, Civil War veteran, formerly of Sabinsville, died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Louis Coles, at Elmira Heights on Tuesday, Dec 23. Mrs. Ackley is survived by her daughter Margaret, and four sisters, Mrs. Louis Coles, Elmira Heights; Mrs. Louis Tipple, of Wellsboro; Mrs. James Conlon, of Endicott, and Mrs. Martin Herrington of Rutherford N J. Funeral Services were held from the home of Mrs. Coles at 8 o'clock Friday morning and from St. Charles church at 9 a m. Interment was made in St. Peter and St. Paul cemetery, Elmira. Mrs. Ackley lived in Wellsboro for a number of years on Conway street and Central avenue. Her daughter Margaret, graduated from Wellsboro high school about 1910 or 1911.
William Henry "Billy" Age 45 of New York City and Roscoe, NY and formerly of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, September 15, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Billy was born February 21, 1956, son of Virginia Gerrity Hilfiger and the late Richard C. Hilfiger. In addition to his mother, Billy is survived by his wife Karla; sisters and brothers, Kathleen Hilfiger of Elmira; Thomas "Tommy" Hilfiger of New York City; Dorothy Clapp of Woodbury CT with husband Chris; Elizabeth Hilfiger of Elmira; Robert Hilfiger of New Windsor NY with wife JoAnn; Marie Triehaft of Denver CO with husband Mark; Andrew Hilfiger of New York City with wife Kimberly and Virginia Mahl of New York City with husband Christopher; several nieces, nephews and cousins; father-in-law, Kenya Pena all of New York City; along with many close friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Sunday, September 16, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, September 17, 2001 at 9:15 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Billy was a loving husband, who along with his wife Karla, loved the outdoors. He was a landscape architect and owned his own business in New York City, Hilfiger Landscape. In addition to his great love of the outdoors, Billy was an avid guitar player. Before moving to New York City in 1981, Billy played with the band Fright. While in the city Billy played with major rock groups including, King Flux, members of Blue Oyster Cult and The Cult Brothers, which included his brother Andy, Jimmy Cacala and Michael Houghton. Billy also produced Michael Fredo's first cd. Donations in Billy's memory may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905 or to St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901.
HMIEL Thomas E.
Age 80, of 409 Matthew St., Elmira, NY. He was born April 26, 1928 in Elmira Heights, son of the late John and Pauline (Miller) Hmiel and died Friday, March 13, 2009, at home after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Marion (Cook) Hmiel on September 19, 2006; sisters, Josephine Redder and Violet Jankowski; brothers, George, Lawrence and Carl Hmiel. Tom is survived by his children and their spouses, Sandra and Peter Serefine of Elmira, Daniel Hmiel of Burdett, Roxanne and James Bravo of Elmira; grandchildren, Tina and Paul Zerbe, Melissa and Christopher Bravo, Sheldon Serefine; great-granddaughter, Olivia Zerbe; along with several nieces, nephews and friends and his faithful feline companion, Mittens. Tom was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. He retired from John H. Cook, Inc., Painting Contractors. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, March 17th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, March 18th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Tom through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Tom's family thanks Southern Tier Hospice and especially his niece, Mary Lou Ervay, for the wonderful care they provided him. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/16/2009