St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
MARTIN H. KAIN age 74 of 1010 Lincoln St., March 30, 1979. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services Monday 9:15 a.m. followed by a mass of Christian burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church. Interment at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Donations to one’s favorite charity is suggested in lieu of flowers. He was preceded in death by his wife, Anna McCormick Kain. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Nicholas (Florence) Tammaro of Corning, Mary Myron (Mary Margaret) Meriwether of Elmira Heights; Mrs. Donald (Anne) Jones of Elmira; son, Martin T. Kain of Elmira; 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church and a retired switchman for the former Eire-Lackawanna Railroad with 52 years of service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/31/1979
KAIN –THERESA ANNE JONES, 88, formerly of Elmira, passed away unexpectedly on Monday, March 30, 2015 peacefully at her home in Horseheads NY. Anne was born on November 19, 1926, to Martin and Anna (McCormack) Kain. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband of 51 years Donald D. Jones in 1997 and by her sister Mary Margaret Meriwether. Anne is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Thomas Connelly of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Jamie Jones of Charlotte NC; sister Florence Tammaro of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Martin and Alice Kain of Elmira; grandchildren, Kathryn (Carmen) Clark, Jeffrey (Heather) Connelly, Christopher (Gina) Jones, Jennifer (Robert) Vandermark and Patrick (Corie) Jones; beloved great grandchildren, Nicholas, Dylan and Luka Clark, Tyler Connelly, Jacob and James Jones, Marley and Ryan Vandermark; special nieces and nephews and several very dear friends. She was a "mother" to many. Anne graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1946 and worked in the office of Penn Yan Express. She was fiercely independent, out-spoken, and had a heart as big as the world. Her greatest loves were her family, her Roman Catholic faith and her many friendships. Her family will miss her apple pies, chocolate chip cookies, but most of all their "GG" who always made time for each and every one of them. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, April 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, April 7, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Anne may be directed to Notre Dame High School, Maloney Scholarship Fund, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira NY or Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/4/2015
KALEC Edward J.
Age 87, of Elmira, died Saturday August 31, 2013. Predeceased by parents, Stanley & Bernice Drabinski Kalec; wives, Kathelyn Baker & Kathleen Rohde; son, Michael; brothers, Bernard & Stanley; survived by son, Daniel (Marianne) Kalec, Horseheads; granddaughter, Kristina (Jason) Earl, Horseheads, with their children Hunter, Logan, & Mason; granddaughter, Dr. Kimberly Kalec, Glendale AZ; brother, Donald Sr., Elmira; sisters-in-law, Lucille Kalec, Williamsville, NY, Regina Kalec, Elmira; stepchildren, Bruce (Ellen) Hostrander, Painted Post, NY, Kimberley (Linda Degolyer) Hostrander, Elmira, Mark (Cathy) Hostrander, Maine, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and step-grandchildren. Ed was retired as a Lieutenant after 32 years of service from the Elmira City Fire Department, a lifetime member of Elmira Elks, White Eagle Club, and Christ the Redeemer Parish. A veteran US Navy WWII. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Chemung County SPCA (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, September 3rd, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home, a prayer service there Wednesday, September 4th, at 9:15 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 2, 2013
FRANK W. KAMAS of 1348 College Ave., Wednesday, March 2, 1955. He was employed in Heat Treating Department of American LaFrance Formite Corp., communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lena Kamas; sons, Edward and Aloysius Kamas, both of Elmira, Max of Rochester; daughters, Mrs. Veronica Stelmar and Mrs. Stella Pelton both of Elmira; brothers, Michael, John, Andrew and Leo Kamas, all of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Josephine Wiehtowski of Elmira; nine grandchildren. Body at James D. Barrett Funeral home, 1004 Lake St. and Friday morning will be removed to family home where friends may call. Prayer service there Monday at 8 a.m. followed by Solemn High Mass of Requiem at 9 in St. Casimir’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary at the home Sunday at 8 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1955
KAMAS Gervase Sister
Sr. Gervase, SSJ Age 88, a Sister of St. Joseph for 70 years, died Tuesday, October 11, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her sister, Lucille Kamas; many cousins and all the Sisters of St. Joseph's Congregation of Rochester. Predeceased by her parents, Mary (Garczynski) and John Kamas; and her twin sister, Sister Protase, SSJ. A parishioner of St. Casimir's Church. Sister was a teacher for the Parochial School System of The Diocese of Rochester, having taught at schools in Rochester, Elmira, Auburn, Geneva, Corning, Mt. Morris, Horseheads, Holy Family in Elmira and the Elmira Correctional Facility. Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira, Thursday, October 13th from 2 to 5 p.m.; at the Motherhouse in Rochester on Friday from 2 to 4 p.m., followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 4 p.m. Sisters' Committal will be held at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira on Monday, October 17th at 9:30 a.m.
KAMAS John "Jack"
Age 83 of Elmira died Sunday July 11, 2010 at home. He was a retired mail carrier with 23 years of service. Jack is survived by his wife of 63 years, Lucy; Children: Sharon Smith, Elizabethtown, PA, Debbie (Ollie) Hernandez, Tampa, FL, Dan (Patti) Kamas, Elmira, David (Patti) Kamas, Elmira, Gary (Teri) Kamas, Elmira Heights; 15 Grandchildren, 10 Great-grandchildren; Sister, Rita (Paul) Blitz; several Nieces, Nephews & Cousins; Pre-deceased by Parents: Stella & Leo Kamas, brothers, Mike & Carl. Jack was a Communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish, a Perpetual Adorer at the Chapel at St. Casimir's, a member of the Barbershop Chorus, & the Barber Shop Quartet, White Eagle Choir, Veteran US Navy , WWII, a member of NARFE & the American Legion, Elmira Heights. His wonderful sense of humor will be greatly missed. Those wishing may make a donation in Jack's name to Hospice (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) or to a Charity of one's choice. The Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, July 14th from 4-7 PM. A Prayer Service will be held there Thursday at 10 AM followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Casimir's Church. The burial will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010
KAMAS John "Jack"
A prayer service was held at the Kalec Funeral Home by Deacon Al Pacete followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church, Thursday, July 15, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Presider, Father Jeremiah Moynihan; Altar Server, Ray Kreydatus; Organist, Jean McCormick, along with members of the choir; Cantor, Nan Wyak; Communion Ministers, Robert Lagonegro, Margaret Bellizia; Placing of the Pall by Sharon Smith and Debbie Hernandez; Placing of the Crucifix by Lucy Kamas; readers, Angela Hovencamp, Nikki Hernandez, and Michelle Kicior; Presentation of Gifts by Jackie Smith, Valerie Brosey, Nikki and Sarah Hernandez, Makena Edwards; remarks of Remembrance by Michelle and Nick Kicior and Rita Blitz. The Pallbearers were: Nick Kicior, Andy Kamas, Brian Hovencamp, Jeff Edwards, Omar Randisi, and HR Domineske. Father Moynihan conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star-Gazette from July 14 to July 17, 2010
KAMAS Lucille M. "Lucy"
Age 91 of Elmira, died Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Survived by many cousins, including Mary Ann ( Harry) Vernon, MI and many friends; predeceased by her parents Mary Garczynski and John Kamas; sisters, M. Protase and Gervase, who were both Sisters of Saint Joseph. She was a lifelong communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish, a member of its Rosary/ Sacred Heart Society and also retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. Those wishing may make a donation in Lucy's memory to Christ the Redeemer Parish (envelopes available at the funeral home and church). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, October 1st at 9:30 a.m. There will be a prayer service there Tuesday at 10:15 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's cemetery. Star Gazette – September 28, 2013
MICHAEL C. KAMAS of 1008 Walnut St. Tuesday, August 4, 1964. He was a former employee of the City of Elmira and communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ida F. Kamas; daughter, Mary C. at home; sons, Edward M., Stanley A., Chester F., Leonard, Joseph, William, all of Elmira; brothers, John, Andrew and Leo, all of Elmira; 5 grandchildren. Body at Hughes Funeral home, Davis St. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service Friday at 9:15 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 10 at St. Casimir’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family of Michael C. Kamas request that contributions be given to the local Heart Fund. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1964
KAMAS –STELLA K. PELTON, age 83 of Elmira, died Thursday, August 19, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Stella was born May 23, 1921, a daughter of Frank and Lena Wisniewski Kamas. She is predeceased by 3 brothers and 1 sister. Stella is survived by her husband of 53 years Kenneth E. Pelton of Elmira; son Kim G. Pelton of Syracuse, NY; daughter Karen G. Hess of Hanford, CA with daughter Cara; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Stella was one of the early leaders in women's sports in the Elmira area. She was active in the Cinderella Softball program and St. Mary's Church sports programs for many years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, August 22, 2004 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, August 23, 2004 at 10:15 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Stella's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. –Elmira Star Gazette.
KAMINSKI Regina F. McBennett nee: Kaminski
Age 94, formerly of Elmira, died on January 13, 2013. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, John, Robert and Miriam; six granddaughters; six great grandchildren; brothers and sister-in-law, Leonard, and Stanley and Marilyn Kaminski; several nieces and nephews. Regina will be deeply missed by her family and friends. In lieu of flowers those wishing can make a donation in her memory to your Local Food Bank. Interment will be at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Elmira, NY on Wednesday, January 16, at 1:30 p.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – January 15, 2013
KANE Bernadette K. Lynch "Bunny"
Age 93 of Fairport, NY formerly of Elmira, NY died on Thursday March 29, 2012. Bernadette was born in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Joseph and Mabel Playford Kane. She was pre-deceased by
her husband Joseph A. Lynch. Bunny was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church in Elmira, NY where she devoted countless hours as a volunteer. She also volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital Ladies Auxiliary. Mrs. Lynch is survived by her loving daughters: Joette Lynch (Rich Palumbo) of Boynton Beach, Florida, Maureen (Douglas) Pond of Syracuse, NY, and Camilla (Dominic) Esposito of Fairport, NY; grandchildren: Jennifer (Gerald) Cellura, Joseph (Melissa) Pond, Vincent (Jennifer) Esposito, Jeff (Jodie) Esposito, Mark (Daniela) Esposito, and Stephen Esposito; great grandchildren: Sophia and Claire Cellura; Gabriela, Carmen, and Rocco Esposito; Jackson and Jayleigh Esposito; Avery and Grace Esposito; sister and brother-in-law: Mary & J. Bernard Malone of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by the Rev. Walter Wainwright on Monday April 2, 2012 at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church Elmira, NY. Bunny will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Joseph in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to Golisano Children's Hospital Rochester, NY. Star Gazette – March 30, 2012
JAMES B. KANE of Webster: November 8, 2014 at age 77. Jim was born and raised in Elmira, NY, attended Elmira Free Academy and Alfred State University. He was a proud Army veteran. Jim was predeceased by his parents, Raymond and Alice Kane and a dear loving niece, Susan Steed Allen. Survived by his loving wife of 39 years, Sheila Kennerson Kane; sister and brother-in-law, Margaret K. (William R.) Steed; nieces and nephews, Frank (Karen) Steed, Amy Steed, Molly (Mark) Schenkel, Timothy (Michelle) Steed, Christopher (Meghan) Steed; grandnieces and nephews and extended Kennerson family and friends. Jim worked as an Electrical Engineer for Taylor Instrument and retired as Manager from A.B.B. in Columbus, OH. Jim was soft spoken with a kind heart and a gentle soul. Sheila and family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Dr. Peter Bushunow, Lipson Cancer and Lifetime Hospice Care. Contributions to the Sisters of Mercy, 1437 Blossom Rd., Rochester, NY or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY. No prior calling. Mass of Christian Burial at St. John of Rochester Church, 8 Wickford Way, Fairport on Wednesday, Nov. 12 at 11 AM. Private burial will take place at St. Peter and Pauls Cem. in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/2014
KANE Kathleen C. Page "Kate"
Elmira Heights: Age 71, died peacefully, Saturday morning, November 17, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, with her family by her side. Kate was born December 15, 1940, in Elmira, a daughter of the late Robert E. and Dorothy (Jones) Kane. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husbands, Edward D. Monahan and Charles R. Page, son Michael Monahan, and mothers-in-law and fathers-in-law, Edward A. and Catherine Monahan, Raymond and Sophie Page. Kate was a 1958 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School. She went on to St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing graduating in 1961. Kate's life was a life of service to others. Her nursing career was one of fulfillment when she found her calling in helping patients, and their families, with end of life care, touching many, many lives over the years. Kate even traveled to Russia and Africa to deliver much needed supplies and to offer training in hospice care. With her husband Ed she had 3 boys, 2 of whom survive her, Dennis Monahan with wife April Fearnley, Vienna VA, and Terrence Monahan, Elmira. With her husband Charlie she became a step mom to Todd Page, Montgomery NY and Cathleen Page, Ellenville NY. Kate is also survived by her grandchildren, Matthew and Shelby; siblings, Patricia K. Shields, Elmira, John T. (Ellie) Kane, Miami FL, Mary Ellen (Norm) Guthrie, Lakeland FL, Joseph (MaryAnne) Kane, Waverly; mother-in-law Pauline Sharp, Mansfield PA; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Over the years Kate was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels, Arctic League and St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary. She enjoyed winter months in Florida with Charlie and trips to Italy and Ireland. Kate was a long time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to a worthy charity of your choice in Kate's memory. St. Joseph's Nursing School alumni will form an honor guard at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 9:45 a.m. on Wednesday. A special thank you to Karen and Bob Kurcoba for all their love and support for Kate, and to the staff at St. Joe's 3rd Floor Skilled Care for the exceptional care provided to Kate. Star Gazette – November 19, 2012
Michael T. KANE, a gardner by occupation, who resided at 903 North Main street, died at the family home last night. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Anna Kane, and Mrs. Edward Elston of Elmira; also a brother, John Kane of Waverly. The funeral will be held at the home Monday at 9 a.m. and at 10 o'clock at the St. Patrick church. Burial in the S.S. Peter and Paul cemetery. [Elmira Star Gazette, Saturday Dec. 13, 1913, page 2]
Simon KANE died yesterday at 3 p.m. at the family home 1011 North Main street. He is survived by his widow and a sister Mrs. Bridget Reidy of Horseheads. The funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. at the home and 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. [Elmira Star Gazette, Thursday September 1, 1910, page 7]
Thomas F. KANE, 317 Norton St., Thursday May 6, 1943, at 7:45 a.m. Survivors: Wife, Ann; two daughters, Mrs. M. Devlin, Miss Shirley Ann Kane; five sons, Thomas Jr., Michael, John, James, Patrick; two sisters, Mrs. Edward Elston of Elmira, Mrs. Bernard Mittendorf of Buffalo; aunt, Mrs. Jane McDonald. Body is in Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home and Friday afternoon will be removed to family home. Funeral Monday at 8:15 a.m., 9 at SS Peter and Paul's Church. SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Due to 40 Hours Devotion at St. Cecilia's Church, the Requiem Mass will be said at SS. Peter and Paul's Church. Star Gazette, Thursday May 6, 1943
KANE, GREEN & CULLY - The Telegram June 30, 1907 THREE YOUNG BOYS WHO MET A DREADFUL DEATH Were killed on the Erie Tracks Near Eldridge Park, Two Meeting Instant Death and the Other Dying Shortly After in the Hospital. A shocking fatality occurred at Eldridge Park on Monday evening at 8:20 o"clock, when William KANE, William GREEN and John J. CULLY lost their lives on the Erie tracks. The three young men are suppposed to have intended catching a freight train either for Elmira Heights or Corning. At 8:30 they stood on the east bound track waiting for an approaching west bound freight. They evidently did not hear east bound Erie freight No. 86 which, in charge of Engineer Brink and Conductor Norton, was approachiing at a high rate of speed. The train struck the young men and hurled them to one side of the track. KANE and GREEN were instantly killed and CULLY was so terribly injured that he died at the Arnot Ogden hospital at 11 o'clock. All of the young men were terribly mutilated. The police were at once notified of the accident and the patrol wagon rushed to the place. After CULLY was take to the hospital, the bodies of KANE and GREEN were taken to the morgue where CULLY's body was taken after his death. It was some time before the bodies were identified. Many people viewed the remains at the morgue and after the bodies were identified they were taken care of by the famlies. There was an eye witness of the accident, James Barton of Kingsbury Av. Frank Crounse of College Av. also claims to have seen the disaster. Barton states that the three young men were standing directly in front of the east bound freight. After the accident the train continued on its way and on account of the darkenss the train crew were not aware of the fatality. The deceased were in the habit of visiting Eldridge Park almost every evening, usually riding up on a freight train. Green was 17 yrs of age and is survived by his mother, a step-father John Stearns, one brother, Fred Green and one sister, Minnie Green. He resided on Harper St. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the German Evangelical Church, the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Viewing, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn. Kane was 16 years of age and resided at No. 509 Harper St. and is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Kane, a brother Patrick J. Kane and three sisters, Mrs. D.Townsend, Mrs. E. Mooney and Miss Della Kane, all of this city. The funeral was held from the home on Harper St. Thurs. morning at 9 o'clock and at 10 o'clock in St. Cecelia's Church. Furial was in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Cully was 15 }ears of age and is survived by his widowed mother, Mrs. Margaret Cully and one$sister Miss Margaret Cully. The funeral was held from the late home No. 855 Dickinson St Thurs. morning and at 9 o'clock and 10 o'clock at St. Cecelia's Church. Burial was in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
KAPP Sherry M.
Age 48, of Elmira, died November 30, 2008, born in Newfoundland, Canada, a graduate of Southside High School and Coring Community College. Survived by her father, Richard Kapp, Elmira; brother, Lawrence (Sheila) R. Kapp, Baltimore, MD; special friend, Earl Savage, Elmira. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the American Cancer Society (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, today, December 2, from 1 to 2 p.m. Her burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2008
KARNEY Barbara Ann Cesarini nee: Karney
Age 76 of Elmira, died Thursday, June 16, 2011. The most
loving, caring Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Aunt, Sister, Sister-in-law, and
Friend who saw in and brought the best out of all who know her. A peacemaker
who once wrote: "Remember that love is better than being right".
Blessed are the Peace Makers: For they are the children of God. Survived by
beloved husband of 60 years Augustine John; sons, Robert James Cesarini (Nancy
Fancher), Rochester, John Steven (Nancy Lea) Cesarini, Sparks, NV;
grandchildren, Esabella Cesarini, Julia Sara Cesarini; brother, Robert
(Theresa) Karney, Big Flats; several nieces, nephews and cousins including
special nieces, Karen Marie Dibling, Mary Lou Stead & Cindy Sambroski;
special great niece and nephew Barbara Ann Biroscak & Andrew Biroscak;
pre-deceased by parents, Sara and Earl Karney Sr.; sister, Loretta Louise
Karney; brother Earl Karney Jr. A communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish and
loved the beauty of nature, especially flowers. She was retired from Thatcher
Glass after 20 years. Those wishing can make a donation in Barbara's name to
Christ the Redeemer Parish (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The
family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday,
June 20th from 3 to 6 p.m. followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 6
p.m. Rev. Scott Kubinski, officiating. Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's
Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – June 19, 2011
KARSKI Gladford J. Age 80, of Horseheads, NY. He was born November 6, 1925, in Elmira, son of the late John and Teresa (Flynn) Karski, and died Tuesday, May 9, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Gladford was predeceased by his brothers, John, Morris and William. He is survived by his wife, Rita (Graham), with whom he celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on November 19, 2005; sons and daughters-in-law, David and Kathy Karski of Elmira, Paul and Karen Karski of Horseheads; grandchildren, Cory, Tiffiany and Brianna Karski; along with several nieces and nephews. Gladford was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. He retired from Thatcher Glass in 1987 after 30 years of service, was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II. During the last 12 years, Mr. and Mrs. Karski resided in Daytona Beach Shores, FL, for 9 months during the year. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, May 12th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, May 13th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Gladford through donations to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or the charity of one's choice.
KARSKI Morris J. Age 87 of Elmira, died Tuesday, September 25, 2001 at home, surrounded by his loving children. Morris was born December 17, 1913, son of John and Theresa Flynn Karski. He was predeceased by his wife Mary Bromberick Karski. Morris is survived by his children, Dorothy M. Edgerly of Horseheads with children, Steven Edgerly, Beth Smith and Mark Edgerly; Mak Karski of Victor, NY with wife Kathy and children Bridgett Weeks and Danielle Read; Mary K. Murdock of Elmira with husband Marshall and children Joelle, Marci and Julie; brother, Gladford Karski of Florida with wife Rita; brother-in-law Howard Hay of Florida; sisters-in-law, Pearl Karski of Pine City and Betty Bromberick of Ithaca; nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his wife, Morris was predeceased by brothers, John and William Karski. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Thursday, September 27, 2001 from 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 28, 2001 at 9:15 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at St. Casimir's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Morris was a U S Navy veteran of World War II. He retired from the U S Postal Service with forty-two years of service. Morris was a long time communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Donations in his memory may be directed to the American Red Cross, 462 W. Church Street, Elmira NY 14901.
KASPER – Edward C. Kasper, age 79, of RD3, Columbia Crossroads, Roseville, PA, died Tuesday, April 10, 1990. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Thursday, 7-9 PM and Friday, 1-3 PM, with Funeral and Committal Service there Friday at 3 PM. Rev. Robert Stump officiating. Interment, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make contributions to: The Roseville United Methodist Church, Roseville, PA. Survived by wife of 58 years, Dorothy Oldroyd Kasper; sons, Leroy (Linda) Kasper of Columbia Crossroads, Laurence (Diane) Kasper of Elmira, NY; 7 grandchildren and 2 step-grandchildren; brother, Bernard (Evelyn) Kasper of Arcadia, FL; brother-in-law, Rexford (Isabelle) Oldroyd of Columbia Crossroads, PA; several nieces and nephews. Edward was a member of the Roseville Methodist Church, retired area farmer, was involved with the Kasper Dairy, worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Mansfield, PA and an avid hunter and fisherman.
KASUBE, Thomas, Age 73, of Heritage Park Infirmary, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1973. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday at 8:15 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 9 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by brother, Charles Kasube of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Casimir (Veronica) Kalec of Elmira; Mrs Joseph (Celia) Washtock of Lewiston, N.Y.; several nieces, nephews. He was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church; self employed automobile mechanic and a member of the White Eagles Club.
MISS MARY KEATING, 709 Junction St., Saturday, Dec. 8, 1945. Survived by sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sheehe, Elmira; brothers, George and Stepehn Keating, Elmira; three nieces and seven nephews. The body is at the home of a brother, George Keating, 800 N. Main St., where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 8 a.m., 9 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/10/1945
KEEFE Joseph L., Sr.
Age 75, of Elmira, died
on Thursday, June 17, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Joe was born March 31, 1935, son of the late John J., Jr., and Elizabeth (Sullivan) Keefe. Joe is survived by his loving family, his wife Priscilla "Percy" Williams Keefe, with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of marriage in October; children, with their families, Joseph L., Jr. and Karen Keefe of East Homer, NY, with children, Shawn and Shannan; Elizabeth and David Osborn of East Syracuse, NY, with son Ryan; Sarah and Robert Sandore of Rome, NY. Also surviving are his siblings, with their spouses, John J. "Jack", III and Bonnie Keefe of Elmira, Catherine K. "Katie" and Richard Hughes of Elmira, Michael F. and Sharon Keefe of Las Vegas, NV, Mary Elizabeth and Dennis Wolfe of Elmira; sister-in-law Ann O'Connell of Melbourne, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Joe was a U S Army veteran serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was the former owner and operator of Keefe Restaurant on West Miller Street, selling it in 1978. Joe then went to work for the City of Elmira from where he retired. He was a member and past president of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, 2nd degree member of the Elmira Council #229 Knights of Columbus, member of the American Legion Post #1208 in Wayne, NY, member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62, and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. The "ultimate" Irishman, Joe was a devout Catholic, and after his family, his great love was spending time with his fellow Hibernians at the A.O.H. Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, June 20, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Elmira at 9:30 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Joe with a donation to the Hibernian Building Fund, 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Officers and members of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, Sunday, June 20th at 1:45 p.m. to conduct a prayer service for our brother Joe. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President – Elmira Star Gazette, June 19, 2010
LEONARD J. (BUD) KEEFE of 370 W. Clinton St. Prayer service was held in Hughes Funeral Home, Davis St., Monday (Aug. 26, 1963) at 8:15 a.m. Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church, the Rev. John S. Hayes, celebrant, in the sanctuary was the Rev.. William A. Burns. Pallbearers: Raymond L. Callahan, Thomas F. Daly, John R. Kelly, Gerald G. Lynch, Francis J. Mockler, John F. Murphy. The Rev. Otto J. Voght and Father Burns conducted the committal at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/27/1963
KEEGAN - DAUGHERTY, Barbara K.
April 4, 2007. Predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Barney Daugherty. Survived by children and spouses: John and Susan Daugherty, Bradenton, Florida; Martha and Joseph D'Arco, Palm Springs, CA; Mary Ellen and William Shakun, Binghamton, NY; Timothy and Moureen Daugherty, Huntington Station, NY; Mark and Alison Daugherty, Emmaus, PA; Melissa and David Jones, West Henrietta, NY; and Sean and Deborah Daugherty, Endicott, NY. Also survived by 17 grandchildren who adored her and one great-grandchild on the way; brother and sister-in-law, John and Delores Keegan, sister-in-law, Ione Hendrickson; many nieces and nephews. Barbara was a longtime member and past president of Altar and Rosary Society and Parish Council of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians. Born in Henry, IL, Barbara lived in Elmira Heights for nearly 40 years before moving to West Henrietta, NY. A private prayer service will be held at Henry D. Halloran Son, Inc. in West Henrietta, NY, with interment at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Visiting Nurse Hospice Care, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580, or Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903. Barbara spent the last years of her life battling emphysema caused by years of smoking. The best memorial to her would be to stop smoking right now.
KEENAN, James L., Sr., Age 76, of 598 Reynolds St., Wednesday, March 8, 1978 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at the McCarthy Funeral Home, Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral there on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. He is survived by his son, James L. Keenan, Jr., of Elmira; Daughters, Mrs. David (Elizabeth) Letson of Hornell, Miss Mary Ellen Keenan at home, Mrs. Robert (Katherine) Lores of Elmira; Brother, Hubert C. Keenan of North Lawrence, NY; 18 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Keenan was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a retired employee of the New York Telephone Co. He was a member of the Legion of Mary, The Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Loyal Order of Moose, Elmira Lodge No. 517 and the McCavanaugh Pond Club of St. Regis Falls, NY. Memorial Contributions may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital.
JARVIS H. KEENON, age 59 of 903 John St., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1061. He was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Edith Wheeler Keenon; sisters, Mrs. Cora Decker of Wellsburg, Mrs. Florence Hackett of Elmira RD 1; brother, George of Waterloo. Body at Kalec Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday at 8:30 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Recitation of Rosary Friday at 8:30 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/17/1961
KEIGLER - HULSER, Marjorie F., Age 94, formerly of Livingston Street, died Tuesday, March 18, 2008 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Marjorie was born September 19, 1913, a daughter of John and Elizabeth Braungard Keigler. She is predeceased by her husband Henry G. Hulser, daughter Marjorie Tolbert, sisters, Catherine McMahon, Anna Caroline Knapp, brothers, Leo and Francis Keigler. Marjorie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Henry "Bud" and Cathy Hulser of Pine City; grandchildren, David (Tina) Hulser, Frances Ann (Phillip) Baroody, Mark (Barbara) Tolbert, David Tolbert, Scott (Elizabeth) Tolbert; 11 great-grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; nieces and nephews, Patricia McMahon of Elmira, Father Bartholomew McMahon, O.F.M. of Japan, Joyce Monroe of Horseheads, Margaret (Paul) Saia of Lewiston, NY, Mary Ann Palmer of Elmira, Suzanne (Charles) Gilbert of Owego, Vera Mae Harmon of Houston, TX, Jeannie King of Greenwood, MO; and special friend Mary Elizabeth Stevens. Marjorie was a long time communicant of St. John the Baptist Church. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Marjorie's memory may be directed to either, Ss. Peter & Paul Parish Center, Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901 or St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904. We have been blessed with the greatest gifts of love and support from the wonderful staffs at Chemung County Nursing Facility and Woodbrook. They are truly extended family for which we are most thankful. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/22/2008.
KEIGLER -HULSER, Marjorie F., Services celebrating Marjorie's
life were held Monday, March 24, 2008. A prayer service, led by Father Thomas
O'Brien, was held at 9:30 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, with Father
O'Brien presiding, assisted by altar server Ray Ruhmel. The funeral pall was
placed by granddaughters, Betsy Tolbert, Barbara Tolbert, Francie Baroody, and
Tina Hulser; and son and daughter-in-law, Bud and Cathy Hulser then placed the
crucifix. Readings were given by David Biviano and Tony Marks. Father O'Brien
read the gospel and delivered the homily. Remarks of Remembrance were given by
grandson Scott Tolbert. Prayers of the Faithful were led by niece, Patricia
McMahon. Offertory gifts were presented by cousins, Bridget and Aimee
Churchill. Eucharistic ministers were nephew Paul Saia, and friends, Carol
Morrell, Marcia Snyder. Music was led by organist Joe Barber and soloist
Marjorie Arnold. Committal prayers and interment followed at St. Peter &
Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandsons, David Hulser, Phil Baroody,
friends, Mike D'Aloisio, Richard Dennison, Dale Bryant, and John Caccia. Family
and friends then gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon and the continued
sharing of memories.
KELLEHER Theresa M. "Tessie"
Age 65, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday,
May 18, 2011, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was born on
December 16, 1945 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Glenna (Metivier)
Kelleher. Theresa was predeceased by her husband, Patrick Granger. She is
survived by her sons, Andrew Granger of Newfield, NY, Michael (Saranny) Granger
of Philadelphia, PA and Steven Granger of Elmira; longtime companion, Rick
Bromberg of Elmira; sisters, Kathleen Kelleher-Morgan of Charlotte, NC and Patricia
Kelleher of Lake Wales, FL; brother and sister-in-law, Alex and Joan Granger of
Elmira; niece, Brenda Williams of Charlotte, NC; nephews, David Bowman of
Fayetteville, NC and Bryan (Mary) Granger of Keene, NH; great-nephew, Brendan
Granger of Keene, NH; special aunt, Frances Miller of Elmira. Theresa retired
from the Chemung County Nursing Facility after many years of service. Family
and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 23rd, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the
James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on
Tuesday, May 24th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10
a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant.
Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star
Gazette – May 21, 2011
KELLEY PATRICIA ALICE LAZESKI
Patricia Alice - Age 75, was born on October 11, 1931, to Cecil and Velma Kelley in Elmira, NY, died on July 12, 2007 in the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of South Creek Road, Wellsburg. Beloved wife, friend, mother, aunt, grandmother and great-grandmother. Pat was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald Tophlis Lazeski in 1995; and by her 2-year-old son, Michael Joseph in 1957. She is survived by seven children, Nancy Kirby Kurjakovic (Vel Kurjakovic), Gerald Lazeski Jr. (Kathy), Karen Olmstead (David), Patricia Pinto (Oswaldo), Thomas Lazeski (Donna), Diane Wieziolowski (Jack), and Stanley Lazeski. Pat was the proud grandmother of Kelly (Geoff) Barnes, Kevin and Shawn (Marla) Lazeski, Matthew and Philip Lazeski, Emily and Daniel Pinto, Roman, Morgan and Logan Wieziolowski, Michael Howland. Pat was a great-grandmother to Kirstin, Blake, Hannah, and Sarah. She is also survived by her brother, James Kelley; and her sisters, Joan Sawdey, Pauline Hill and Marilyn Treat. The children would like to thank a very special aunt, Loretta Arnold, for the love and devotion she gave to their mother. Pat was a homemaker, raised her children and then went to work for Elmira Structures until she retired in 1993. She was a longtime member of TOPS, Wanda Circle, Home Bureau and had many other interests and hobbies. She was the heart and soul of our family and prided herself in keeping track of everyone. She was an inspiration to all who have known her. Pat always put other people first and was ready to help anyone who needed it. She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. at 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, July 15, 2007, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 16, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904, with Father Richard Farrell celebrating, followed by graveside service at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2007.
JOHN KELLY –The remains of John Kelly, the former Elmiran, who died in New York City Tuesday (June 26, 1900) were brought to this city yesterday morning. They were taken at one to the home of his father, Michael Kelly, No. 114 Washington Street. A brother, Daniel Kelly went to New York City and accompanied the remains to this city. The deceased came to his death as a result of an unfortunate accident Sunday night. He was in Brooklyn and was riding in a street car. He alighted from the car on which he was riding and stepped on the track of the cars which were running the opposite direction. He did not see a car approaching in the opposite direction and was struck and knocked to the payment. He was fatally injured and removed to a hospital where he died Tuesday as a result of the injuries sustained in the accident. The funeral will be held at 9 o’clock this morning at the family residence and at 10 o’clock at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church. The interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Hughes & Sullivan have charge of the funeral arrangements. –Elmira paper 6/29/1900
JOSEPH J. KELLY, 39 of O’Hanlon St., Town of Horseheads died at 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Apr. 1, 1939. He leaves his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Patrick Kelly of Elmira; four sisters, Mrs. Francis Blystone, Mrs. R. D. Kellogg, Cambridge Springs, Pa.; Mrs. Fred Updike, Rochester and Mrs. Leo Stemberg, Elmira; a brother, John T. Kelly, Elmira; also several cousins. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. and in St. Charles Church, Elmira Heights at 9. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/1939
KELLY Joseph Patrick
Age 51, of Belmont, NC, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 28, 2010. Joe was born August 20, 1959, in Elmira, a son of Dr. William M. Kelly, of Elmira, and the late Mary Hogan Kelly. He is also predeceased by his brother Paul Gerard Kelly. In addition to his dad Joe is survived by his loving wife of 25 years, JoEllen Cusick Kelly; beloved children, Shannon, of Tampa, FL, Michael and Will, of Belmont; siblings, and their spouses, Dr. Michael W. and Sandra Kelly of Greenville, SC, William J. and Patricia Kelly of Elmira, Mary K. Baker of Elmira, Thomas M. and Sharon Kelly of Wooster, OH, Martha K. and Joseph Salata of Shaker Heights, OH, Robert M. and Patricia Kelly of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Marilyn Cusick of Elmira, Ed and Diane Banks of Beltsville, MD; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe was a graduate of Notre Dame High School, Elmira and Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC. A valued employee of Wal-Mart, Joe's career took him to various parts of the country. In June of 2009, he left his long-time home, and DC (distribution center), in Marcy, NY, accepting the General Manager position at DC 6070 in Shelby, NC. Joe joined Walmart in October of 1992, training at DC 6016 in New Braunfels, TX before moving to Woodland, PA as part of the start-up team for DC 6027. Joe then joined the New York start-up team as the Orderfilling Operations Manager at DC 6038 where he was promoted to Assistant General Manager and ultimately General Manager. Remembering his New York roots and Irish heritage, Joe was an avid NY Yankee fan and member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Joe was a life member of the Friends of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Cooperstown, NY. A wonderful and loving son, husband, father, brother and uncle, Joe will live on in the hearts of those who loved him. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, October 3, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to an Education Fund for Will Kelly, c/o Dave Cornell, Merrill Lynch, 102 Business Park Drive, Utica, NY 13502. Officers and members of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the AOH, will gather at McInerny Funeral Home, Sunday, October 3rd, at 5:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Joe. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President - Elmira Star Gazette, October 1, 2010
MORTIMER S. KELLY of 714 Park Pl., Thursday, Dec. 12, 1957. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. Survived by sister, Miss Mary C. Kelly and brother, William F. Kelly, both of Elmira. Body at Justin T. McCarthy Funeral home and late this afternoon will be removed to family home. Prayer service there Saturday at 8 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 at St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1957
KELLY MARY MARGARET - Of Colonial Drive, Horseheads formerly of 716 W. 1st Street, Elmira died Friday, December 21, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mary was born in Corning daughter of the late Daniel and Agnes (Curtis) Kelly. She was retired from Prudential Insurance where she worked as a secretary. Mary was a parishioner of Our Lady of Lords Church and a charter member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Ladies Auxiliary. Survivors include her cousins; Virginia A. Kelly of Corning, Joseph T. Kelly of Statesboro, GA, Eileen Kelly Smith of Gansevoort, NY, Russell & Caroline Gridley of Big Flats, Norm & Sherry Hultzman of Pine City, Mary Ann & Jim Redner of Corning, and Christine Roadhouse of Big Flats. She was predeceased by her brother, Curtis Kelly and cousins, Blanche Wilson, Robert Kelly and Florence Haltzman. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 PM Wednesday, December 26th at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there 9:15 AM Thursday, December 27th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at Our Lady of Lourdes Church with Rev. Robert MacNamara as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.
KELLY Stuart Neil (Larry)
Age 74,of Elmira, NY, on Sunday January 7, 1996 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a lenghly illness. He was born on September 30, 1921 in Mansfield, PA, the son of the late Pearl and Stuart V. Kelly. He is survived by his beloved wife of 52 years, Jennie; sister, Carol and Duane Olthof of Elmira; daughters, Linda Limoncelli and Gayle (Tom) Brewster of Horseheads, NY; sons, Larry and Gary of Elmira, NY, Shawn (Jackie) of Leroy, NY; 9 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Lenora Harvey of California and Ruth Clark of Florida; a brother-in-law, W. James Clark of California and several cousins, nieces and nephews as well as a family friend, Sister Mary Roch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home,Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira NY, Wednesday 7-9 PM with funeral and committal services held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 9 pm; Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Larry was a former employee of the American Bridge Works and retired in 1983 from the Elmira City School District after 22 years of service. He also was a veteran of World War II having served in the African and Far Eastern fronts. Family will furnish flowers. Those wishing may make memorials to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, c/o St. Josephs Hospital or the charity of one's choice. Elmira Star-Gazette, Monday January 8, 1996. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
KELLY, William F., Of 714 Park Place Wednesday, Dec. 19, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the family home Thursday after 5 p.m. Prayer Service there Friday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Arrangements by McInery Funeral Home. Survived by son, Dr. William M. Kelly of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Larry (Catherine Marie) Doty of Warwick, N.Y.; 16 grandchildren; one great-grandchild, niece, Mrs. Timothy (Marion) McCarty of Elmira. Mr. Kelly was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church.
KELLY Dr. William M. Kelly
Age 89, died at his home, with his children by his side, on Tuesday, October 19, 2010. Dr. Kelly was born February 24, 1921, the son of William F. and Mary (Larkin) Kelly. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Hogan Kelly, sons, Paul G. and Joseph P. Kelly. Dr. Kelly is survived by his children, with their families, Dr. Michael W. and Sandra Kelly of Greenville, SC, and children, Bill, Mary, Susan, and Katie; William J. and Patricia Kelly of Elmira, and children, Alicia and Patrick; Mary K. Baker of Elmira, and daughters, Kelly, Tricia, and Mary Murphy; Thomas M. and Sharon Kelly of Wooster, OH, and children Logan and Mac; Martha K. and Joseph Salata of Shaker Heights, OH, and children, Jackie, Ted, and Joey; Joe's, wife JoEllen Kelly of Belmont, NC, and their children Shannon, Michael, and Will; Robert M. and Patricia Kelly of Elmira, and children, Kate, Patty Ann, and Erin; great-grandchildren, Kate, Ryan, Rahmi, Maggie and Burns; sister Catherine Marie Doty of Warwick, NY; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Margaret Hogan of Bath, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dr. Kelly received his undergraduate degree from the University of Toronto, St. Michael's College. He then attended medical school at Georgetown University, School of Medicine, Washington, D.C. Upon his graduation from Georgetown Dr. Kelly served in the U S Army. He had his private practice in Elmira for over 40 years, while at the same time having an affiliation with St. Joseph's Hospital. After retiring from his private practice Dr. Kelly continued his work at the VA Clinic in Sayre, PA, and then later at the Elmira Correctional Facility, working until July of 2010. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus Elmira Council #229, John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the Chemung County Medical Society. A devout Catholic, Dr. Kelly was a life long communicant of St. Patrick's Church, where he attended mass daily. Throughout his life he had 3 devotions….family, faith, and medicine. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 23, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Dr. Kelly's memory may be directed to either, Holy Family Schools, 1012 Davis Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. Officers and members of the AOH will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, October 22, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, Dr. William M. Kelly. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 20, 2010
PAUL E. KELTZ, age 70, of 707 Herrick Street, Sunday, September 1, 1985 at his home. In honor of his request there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Survived by his wife, Susie (Brown) Keltz; daughter, Donna Cadek of Wellsburg, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Steven and Sharon Keltz of Montour Falls, NY; 4 grandchildren, Michael, Craig, Courtni and Stephanie; sister, Emma Hackett of Horseheads. He was predeceased by his brother, Melville of DeRidder, LA. Mr. Keltz was born in Canton, PA. He was a retired employee of Facet Enterprises and a veteran of World War II. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Cecillia’s Church, 10 a.m. Burial, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
JOHN (JACK) KENDRICK, formerly of 505 Magee St., Thursday, April 28, 1955. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. Survived by sister, Miss Elizabeth H. Kendrick of Elmira; niece; Miss Elizabeth Kendrick of Syracuse; nephews, Edward Kendrick of Cazenovia, N.Y. Body at James D. Barrett Funeral, 1004 Lake St. where friends may call after 5 p.m. today. Prayer service there Saturday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1955
DANIEL F. KENNEDY age 87 of 821 West Gray St., Elmira, NY Friday, October 19, 1990 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInery Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A prayer service will be held there Monday at 11 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 am in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Donations may be made to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Center. Survived by wife, Frances C. Kennedy; sons, Brother Charles Kennedy of the Glenmary Home Missioners, Glennville, GA and Kevin J. (Karen) Kennedy of Aurora, Colorado; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a founding member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, very active in parish activities and organizations. He was a daily communicant, a 4th Degree member of The Knights of Columbus Council 229 with 55 years of loyal and faithful service, a member of St. Joseph’s Hospital Auxiliary., a member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club since 1949 and the recipient of the Kiwanis Layman of the Year award in 1972. He was retired from Kennedy Valve where he was a Vice President in charge of purchasing. Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary and Alter Society will recite the Rosary at the funeral home Monday at 7 pm. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/1990
MISS JOANNA KENNEDY – The death of Miss Joanna Kennedy occurred at her home, No. 605 John Street, Saturday morning (Sept. 8, 1900) at 11 o’clock. The deceased was a young lady of exceptionally fine character and retained the friendship of many who will in her demise deeply feel the loss of a friend. A widowed mother, Mrs. Mary Kennedy, two sisters, Mrs. James Dunn of Binghamton and Nellie of Elmira, also one brother, Edward of this city, remain to bear her loss. The funeral will be held this morning at 9 o’clock from the late home and at 10 o’clock at SS. Peter and Paul’s Church. The interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Hughes & Sullivan have charge of the funeral arrangements. –Elmira Advertiser 9/10/1900
KENT Kaydon Jay
9 Month Old Son of Michael P. Kent and Kristie Young died
to become one of God's "Little Angels" on Thursday November 13, 2008 after an extended illness. Kaydon was born in Elmira, NY on January 16, 2008. He immediately touched the hearts of not only his parents and family but all his physicians and staff and everyone who was touched by Kaydon's life. He was pre-deceased by his paternal grandfather Orville Kent. Kaydon is survived by his parents Michael P. Kent and Kristie Young of Elmira, NY; brothers and sister: Shawn, Damian, and Savanna; maternal grandfather: Jay Young of Mill Hall, PA; maternal grandmother and grandfather: Mary & Jerry Werkheiser of Big Flats, NY; paternal grandmother: Marion Young Kent of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and a community of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday November 17, 2008 from 6-8 PM. Kaydon's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Kaydon will be laid to rest in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Kaydon's Family has requested that in lieu of flowers Kaydon be remembered through memorial contributions to The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation 8085 Saltsburg Road Suite 201 Pittsburgh, PA 15239. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/15/2008
KENT THERESA A. McADAMS
Age 72, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, June 22, 2007, peacefully and unexpectedly at her home. Theresa was born in Elmira on January 12, 1935, daughter of the late Clyde and Alice (Broughton) Kent. Theresa was a longtime volunteer for the Salvation Army for their kettle drives for many years. She will be deeply missed by those that knew her. Survivors include her husband, Aquila McAdams; daughters, Ellen Shaw-Smith (Robert) Smith of Holyoke, MA, and Nora Carner of Elmira; son, Michael McAdams of Bayville,NY; grandchildren, Ryan and Skye Smith, Charlene and Douglas Walrath Jr., Heather, Charlie and Madeline Carner. Theresa was predeceased by her son, Aquila G. McAdams. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 28, 2007, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with Cathy Magee officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
KEOUGH - GILBERT Margaret Helen
Of Elmira, NY was called home by the Lord on Sunday, May 23, 2010. She went peacefully and is now reunited with her husband John Gilbert, who predeceased her on February 1, 1983. Margaret was born on December 10, 1917 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Michael J. Keough and Ethel (Bacon) Keough. She was a long-time employee of Nichols Discount Store and a member of St. Peter and Paul's Church (Blessed Sacrament Parish). Margaret was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She was a very special lady to all who knew her, small in stature but a tower of strength and kindness. She dedicated herself to her family and friends. Margaret will be lovingly remembered by her children Bill (Bonnie) Gilbert of Cedar Bluff, AL, Nick (Donna) Gilbert of Lafayette, LA, Peggy (Terry) Pedersen of Lakewood, CO, and Debbie (George) Mekos of Elmira, NY; her eleven grandchildren; Kyle, Megan, John, Mike, Rick, Nick, Kim, Alyssa, Kristen, Alex and Amy; and many nieces, nephews and friends. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, May 28, 2010 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY from 6 to 8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, May 29, 2010 at 10 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY 14901 with the Reverend Walter Wainwright celebrating her services. Thank You - The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Chemung County Nursing Facility's 5th floor staff for your special care of our mom and grandmother. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 26, 2010
KERWAN Maureen E.
Age 54, of Elmira, died Saturday, September 13, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Maureen was born January 31, 1954, a daughter of Jerome C. and Angeline Rossi Kerwan. In addition to her parents, Maureen is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Joseph P. and Diane Kerwan of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary Virginia and Scott Cummings of Elmira, Carolyn J. and Martin Schad of Shrewsbury, MA; nephews, Michael Cummings, Ryan and Matthew Kerwan; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Maureen was a special and loving person who charmed everyone she met. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, September 17, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Maureen's memory may be made to either Chemung ARC, 711 Sullivan Street, Elmira, NY 14901; or NYS Special Olympics, 504 Balltown Road, Schenectady, NY 12304. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Maureen's family would like to send a special thank you to Dr. Francisco Corbalon, and the St. Joseph's Hospital staff on 3D Acute Care, and 5th Floor Skilled Nursing, for the wonderful care given Maureen. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2008
THOMAS J. KERWAN
Attorney Thomas J. Kerwan of Alexandria, VirginIa, died suddenly Wednesday, May 9, 1973. Mr. Kerwan was for-merly of Elmira, N.Y. and Blossburg, Pa. He was a teacher in Towanda, Pa. before en-tering the service of World War II. Later, he graduated in law from George Washington Uni-versity In Washington, D.C. At the time of his death, he was an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission. He is survived by his wife, Margaret Sullivan; two daugh-ters Kathye and Marie, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Car-roll Clark of Painted Post and Mrs. Gerald Reagan of Paint-ed Post, and several cousins. A funeral Mass was held in Alexandria, Va. on Monday and burial was in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, at Elmira, N.Y. on Tuesday.
THOMAS J. KERWAN age 55 of Alexandria, Va., formerly of Elmira and Blossburg, Pa., suddenly Wednesday, May 9, 1973. Funeral Mass will be held in St. Rita’s Church, Alexandria, Va. Monday. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira, Tuesday at 10 a.m. Survived by wife, Margaret; two daughters, Kathye and Marie, both at home; two sisters, Mrs. Carroll Clark of Painted Post, Mrs. Gerald Heagan of Painted Post, several cousins. He was an attorney with the Federal Trade Commission in Washington since 1950. He was a veteran of World War II. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1973
KESSING Francis "Frank"
Of Millerton, PA, left this world to join his heavenly family on Friday August 22, 2008. Frank was born on June 9, 1920 in Cincinnati, OH to Frank and Rose Kessing. On August 9, 1941, Frank married Helen Forsyth, his loving wife of 66 years, who predeceased him on November 12, 2007. Surviving Frank are his children; Russ (Kim) Kessing, of Green Valley, AZ, Bob (Rachel) Kessing of Dubois, PA, Paul (Rita) Kessing of Andover, PA, Kathy Kessing, of Millerton, PA, Ginny (Mike) Sheehe, Elmira, NY, Jerry (Blanche) Kessing, of Mansfield, PA, Frank (Shelly) Kessing of Millerton, PA. 18 grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, brother, Rev. Bernardine Kessing of Boston, MA. Frank was also predeceased by his daughter, Pat Ham, and brothers, James & Robert Kessing. He served his country in the U.S. Navy during WWII. Frank was a tool and Die maker for over 60 years. He worked at the Remington Rand in Elmira from 1939-1969, and at MEGA Tool in Elmira from 1969 until his retirement in 2002. Always a kind and patient man, Frank will be missed by his family and friends. Frank was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday August 25, 2008 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday August 27, in St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira, NY at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may make memorials to St. Mary's Church 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/25/2008 - 8/26/2008
KETTER John A., Sr.
Formerly of E. Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, NY, died on Wednesday evening, February 11, 2009, at the age of 80. John was born August 2, 1928 son to the late John and Catherine (Gorges) Ketter. In August, 1945, John joined the US Navy to serve his country, where he trained at Great Lakes Naval Training Center and graduated from the photo school in Pensacola, Florida. John was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Bush) Ketter, with whom he owned and operated Ketters Ceramic Shop in Elmira, NY. John was also predeceased by his brothers, Bernard and Raymond; and sister, Rita. John is survived by his children, Patricia Hannan and (Don Prestwood) of Elmira, NY, John (Charlene) Ketter II of Erin, NY, Lonni (Dan) Flynn of Clifton Park, NY, and Drew Hubatsek of Big Fork, Montana; many beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. It was John's wish that he be cremated and that a private interment be held at the convenience of the family in Ss. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing to remember John may do so through contributions to a local charity of one's choice.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2009
KEZER DOROTHY SULLIVAN
Dorothy K. Age 88, of Davis St., Elmira, NY, died on Monday, October 9, 2006, in Connecticut. She was born on February 3, 1918 in Ontario, NY to the late Earl and Dorothy (Hussman) Kezer. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1985. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Sheila and John Riley of Berlin, CT; grandchildren, Colin and Cara Riley sister-in-law, Rosemary Arnold (Sullivan) Smith; along with several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was also predeceased by her special friends, Grace Coyles and Harriet Schanley. Dorothy retired from Elmira College where she worked in the business office. She was a member of the Ladies of Charity and the St. Charles Altar & Rosary Society. Dorothy volunteered a lot of her time at the ARC and also at Bingo. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 12th, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Friday, October 13th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, with Father Timothy O'Brien as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.