St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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J. ARTHUR KIEFFER age 94, Chemung County Historian and Bell Ringer, passed away on Monday, June 29, 2014. Art was born in Elmira on March 27, 1921, a son of Frances (Manning) and Joseph J. Kieffer. He was predeceased by his wife of 68 years, Sophie Kieffer on May 7, 2013. Art is survived by his son James A. Kieffer of Nashua NH; daughter and son-in-law Suzanne and Harold Owens of Horseheads; grandchildren, Justin, Ryan and Brendan Kieffer; sister-in-law Mary Kieffer of Canandaigua NY; along with several nieces and a nephew. Art was a proud U S Army Air Force veteran serving during WWII. He was a tail gunner on a B24 Bomber in the 459 Bomb Group, 756 Squad. His military service earned him the Air Medal and the EAME Medal with 4 Bronze Stars. Art was a Mason Superintendent for Streeter Associates, participating in many are building projects including Notre Dame High School, St. Charles Borromeo Church, Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist Church along with 27 educational facilities, 42 factory building, 3 hospitals, 4 office centers and 2 shopping malls. In 1966 he was appointed Chemung County Building Superintendent. It was under his stewardship the County Health Center, John Hazlett Administration Building, Legislature, Supreme Court Building, Steele Memorial Library, and branches, Harris Hill Park Station and the Human Resources Building were developed. He retired in 1983. A true public servant Art was a member of the Chemung County Board of Supervisors from 1962-65, Chairman of the Chemung County Bicentennial Commission, Chairman of the Chemung County Sesquicentennial Commission, founder and Past President of the Chemung County CYO, Past President of the Chemung County Agricultural Society, Past President of the Elmira Rotary Club, Past President of the Elmira Bricklayers, Plasters and Mason, he was a union member for over 60 years belonging to Local #23 in Elmira and #8 in Ithaca, director of Tanglewood Nature Center, served as secretary for Catholic Family Service, trustee and one of the founders of the National Soaring Museum, director of St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Commission, served on the BOCES Research Committee, Gannett Scholarship committee, Boy Scout Advisory Board and was past 2nd Vice President of the American Dahlia Society. Art was also an active member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus, Elmira Elks, White Eagles, St. Casimir's Recreation Club, Laymen's Retreat League, American Bell Association, NYS Historians, Chemung County Historical Society, Historical Societies of Horseheads, Big Flats, Ashland, Veteran, Catlin and the Association of Public Historians of the State of New York. Awards that he received were the Mission Cross from Bishop Kearney, the Boy Scout St. George Emblem, induction into the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame, Elmira Community Builder, Elmira Catholic Family Service, WENY Recognition, Chemung County Appreciation, CYO Board of Directors, Construction Industry Exchange Distinguish Service, Elmira Rotary 4-way test and the Paul Harris Fellow. In his spare time Art grew dahlias and was recognized as both a grower and hybridizer. He won major prizes in national shows and introduced new seedlings which have been listed in the national rankings. In 2002 Art was awarded the American Dahlia Socitey God Medal for services to the ADS. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, July 6, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, July 7, 2015 at 9:00 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Art with a donation to the Chemung County Historical Society, 415 E. Water Street, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/1/2015
KIEFER KATHLEEN O'HERRON
Kathleen K. Age 93, formerly of 528 W. Clinton St., Elmira, died Sunday, December 31, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Kathleen was born November 9, 1913, a daughter of George and Lucy (Cooney) Kieffer. She is predeceased by her husband Frederick E. O'Herron, Sr.; and sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and John Crowley. Kathleen is survived by her children, with their spouses, Frederick E., Jr. and Nancy O'Herron of Winchester, MA, J. Terrence and Jacalyn O'Herron of Horseheads, Dennis M. and Mary Fran O'Herron of Rochester, M. Kathleen and Donald McGillen of Plainfield, IN, and Brian T. and Mary O'Herron of Buffalo, NY; 11 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren ; and several nieces and nephews. Kathleen was the last survivor of a 75 year old bridge club that started in high school and included Marion Maloney, Helen Fitzpatrick and Jeanette Sweeney. She was a lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Kathleen was a longtime volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital and St. Patrick's Church Food Pantry. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 4, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Kathleen's memory may be directed to either Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904, or St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. The O'Herron family would like to extend their thanks to the 5th floor staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility for the loving care given to Kathleen over the past 17 months.
KIEFFER Lillian Kieffer GEKOSKI
Born February 25, 1924 in Elmira, New York. Daughter of Arthur Kieffer and Teckla Bednarek Kieffer, Lillian died the morning of September 20, 2013. Waiting for her in Eternity, my dad, her beloved husband Frank along with her protective big brother, Raymond Kieffer and a host of family and friends. My precious mother will be greatly missed by me, Nance; her son in law, Tom and her grandson, Matthew (the apple of her eye). We thank God for the many loving memories we hold dear of our time together as a family. Sharing in our loss of this extraordinary woman of Love and Faith are her cousins, nieces, nephews and many, many friends. Everyone whose life she touched will remember her as a Lady of immeasurable substance with a giving Heart and a feisty spirit. She will remain in many Hearts forever...Mom and I would like to thank all who enabled her to live independently by showering her with Tender Loving Care. Mary Guerrera, Dena O'Dell, Ann Love, Elaine Harrington, Angie DiLaura, Elaine Morgan, Mary Anne Hall, Judy Gage, Jane Scriven, Jackie Scarpi and all her treasured friends at Villa Serene. Mother and I also wish to extend our heartfelt appreciation to the kind and professional staff at St. Joseph's Hospital 5-C. You all went beyond the call of duty to fill her final days with Love and Comfort. God's Blessings to you all. As requested by Lillian, there will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, September 23rd at 1:30pm at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Baker Victory Services, Adoption Department, 780 Ridge Road, Lackawanna, NY 14218 or Care First, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – September 21, 2013
KIM Kum P. "Kim" DiNardo
Elmira: Age 79, died Monday, September 2, 2013. Kim was born April 19, 1934 in Seoul, South Korea, daughter of Kwang (Won) and Heung Kim. She is predeceased by her husband Joseph V. DiNardo and sister Chong Suk Lee. Kim is survived by her loving children, with their families, Mark and Rebecca DiNardo, Mount Airy MD, with children, Katie, Angela and Madeline; Debbie and Thomas Guenther, Rochester, NY; Kim and Matthew Leszyk, Corning, with children Emily and Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, Sop and Yun Kyung Kim, New Hampshire; sister and brother-in-law Kum Jae and Han Pak, NYC; special niece Chong Genovese, Horseheads; along with many cousins, in-laws, nieces, nephews and many special friends. Kim was an avid walker and runner with Church St. and Water St., being part of her favorite route. She had been involved in the Chemung County and Empire State Senior Games for the past 18 years, winning numerous medals in many running events. Kim's most memorable accomplishment was winning a Gold Medal in the 5K run (women's 70-74 year old category) at the 2005 National Senior Games in Pittsburgh. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Kim on Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Kim's family sends a very special thank you to Father Richard Farrell, Deacons Joseph Erway, Paul Sartori and George Welch and to the wonderful staff at CareFirst Hospice and the Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit, 4D. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – September 5, 2013
KING Charles "Chuck"
Elmira: Age 78, died at his home, with his family by his
side, on Wednesday, April 6, 2011. Chuck was born August 12, 1932, the son of
George and Margaret (Zimmerman) King. He is survived by his loving wife of 55
years Elizabeth "Betty" Bevilacqua King; daughter and son-in-law,
Margaret "Peggy" and David Johnston of Kensington, NH, with sons,
Sean, Alex, and Joel; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony G. "Tony" and
Birgitt King of Wheeler, NY, with daughter, Gabriella; foster son, Gary Pike,
with wife Tina, of Plant City, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Elizabeth and
Robert Murphy of Lewisburg, PA; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Peter and
Lucy Bevilacqua of Endicott, Mary Ogershok of Elmira, Anna Mann of Sarasota,
FL, and Susie Carozza of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins,
and good friends. A Korean War veteran Chuck served for 4 years in the U.S.
Navy, and then enlisted in the Merchant Marines for 2 years. After his military
service Chuck went to work for Corning, Inc. as a Software Engineer. He took
night courses at both Corning Community College and Elmira College, all the
while working to support his family. In 1972 Chuck started his own business,
Courser, Inc. While running Courser, he was granted 4 U. S. patents dealing
with laser leveling. After selling Courser, Chuck went to work for BOCES where
he taught machine shop for a number of years prior to his retirement. An avid
hunter and fisherman, Chuck especially loved duck hunting. He and Betty had a
great love for Seneca Lake and had a cottage there for 27 years. Chuck was a
charter member of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department, and a long time
communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Family and friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, April 10,
2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral
home on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of
Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with military
honors, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of
flowers, please consider a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning
Road, Corning, NY 14830, in Chuck's memory. Chuck's family sends a special
thank you to nieces, Angela Tufillaro, Paula Parker, and Mary Lou Benko for the
wonderful care given to him over the last several months. Star
Gazette – April 8, 2011
KING John R.
Elmira: marked his 96th birthday on April 4, 2011, with a
celebration of his life that continued with family and friends until his death
on April 14. The youngest of nine children, he was born in
Susquehanna, PA, to the late Michael and Ida (Wank) King. He is pre-deceased by
all of his brothers and sisters. He married the late M. Madeline Gavigan
of Binghamton on Sept. 19, 1942, and is survived and loved by their children,
Karen (William) Waffner of East Aurora, NY; Kathleen (George) Macko of
Naperville, IL; Dennis M. King of Elmira; and Christina Poliseo (William) of
Littleton, CO. Also, grandchildren, W. Todd (Jill), Kathleen (Kevin Murphy),
and Dr. Eric (Jennifer) Waffner; Adam (Allina), J. Tynan, and Charles Macko;
and Gregory and Emily Poliseo; along with great-grandchildren, Ella and
Madeline Waffner and Willa and Simon Murphy. He was a fond uncle to many nieces
and nephews. John attended Lowell Business School in Binghamton and
joined IBM in Endicott in 1937. He was drafted into the US Army in 1941. He
graduated from Officers Candidate School in 1942 and was assigned to the 36th
Infantry Division, 36th Quartermaster Co., Camp Blanding, FL. He was deployed to
South Africa in April 1943. During the course of WWII, John rose to the rank of
Major, participating in five battle campaigns: Naples-Foggia-Anzio; Rome-Arno;
Southern France; Rhineland; and Central Europe. Injured while crossing into
Germany in 1945, he was awarded the Bronze Star for meritorious service and
returned home on a hospital ship. Employed by IBM for 43 years, he
retired from the Elmira office in 1980 and together with wife Madeline enjoyed
several years of travel throughout the USA. A loving husband of 58 years, he
was an outstanding father who taught by example, inspiring his family with his
positive attitude, humor, hard work, faith, and love of learning.
John was an active member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Msgr. John J. Lee
Division, and in earlier years, the Kiwanis Club. He volunteered in many ways
including at his church, Our Lady of Lourdes, the soup kitchen at St. Peter and
Paul Church, and Meals on Wheels with wife Madeline. He was an
accomplished golfer, an avid reader, a proponent of conservation and a
life-long student of nature and history. Friends are invited to visit
with John's family on Saturday, May 14, 2011 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
1100 W. Church St., Elmira, beginning at 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 11:00 a.m. Interment, with military honors, will be at St. Peter
& Paul's Cemetery immediately following the service. Arrangements by
McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – April 17, 2011
KINSMAN –MRS. HENRY H. GRADY died at her home, No.
413 Fulton Street at 7:30 o’clock yesterday morning (Feb. 24, 1901) aged
thirty-eight years. She is survived by her husband; three children, Mary
Belle, aged seven years, Agnes, aged five and Emma, aged three; also by her
father and mother, Mr. and Mrs. Merritt Kinsman and two brothers, James
McCarthy of Carnegie, Pa. and Merritt Kinsman Jr. of Makee’s Rock, Pa.
The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o’clock from the house and at 10
o’clock from St. Mary’s Church. The interment will be in SS. Peter and
Paul’s Cemetery. Funeral Director J. J. Connelly has charge of the
arrangements. –Elmira Daily Advertiser 2/25/1901
Beatrice A. Age 81, of St. Joseph's Apartments, died Wednesday, June 15, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Born November 10, 1923 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late John Joseph and Mary (O'Donnell) Kissane. Bea had worked at the Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights for over 30 years. Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters and three brothers. She is survived by nieces, nephews and cousins. A memorial service will be held Saturday, July 9, 2005, at 2:00 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
KLENOTICH Rose Ann Salva
A longtime resident of Southport died Sat. July 23, 2011
at the Unity Hospital, Rochester where she had been receiving hospice care at
the age of 77. Born on May 27, 1934 in Binghamton, NY, Rose Ann was the
daughter of the late Michael & Wilma Palkovic Klenotich. She married John
Salva on September 10, 1960 in Binghamton and he predeceased her on July 14, 2009.
A homemaker, Rose Ann enjoyed sewing, crocheting, knitting, crafting and
quilting. She also was an avid "book worm" and enjoyed the company of
her many pets over the years. She was a former communicant of Sts. Peter &
Paul's Parish and most recently, St. Mary's Parish. Rose Ann was a loving wife
and a supportive mother. She is survived by her daughters, Janel Salva,
Rochester; and Karen (Kevin) Mowrey, Gloversville; granddaughter, Lauren Rose
Mowrey; sister, Velma (Ken) Peters, Stony Point; sister-in-law, Joyce
Klenotich, Grand Rapids, MN; brother-in-law, Thomas (Bernice) Salva, Rome,
nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Rose Ann was
predeceased by her brother, John and niece, Cathy. Family and friends will be
received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on
Tue. July 26, 2011 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial
will take place Wed. morning in St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m. Graveside services
will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette –
July 25, 2011
KLINGER Perry “Bud” Klinger, 83, of Sayre, Pa., formerly of Elmira and Corning, died Saturday, April 10, 2010 at ElderWood Healthcare in Waverly, N.Y. Bud was born in Troy, Pa., Feb. 5, 1927, son of Perry and Mary (BEECHEY) Klinger. He is survived by his adoring wife of 62 years, Jean Kay Klinger; children Mark (Mary) Klinger of Elmira, Rosemary (Brian) Sartor of Columbus, Ohio, Ann “Bunny” (Ronald) Springfield of Swansboro, N.C., Matthew (Ann) Klinger, of Athens, Pa., Elizabeth “Betsy” (James) Leonard of Cleveland, Ohio, and Paula (Robert) Blasyzk of Horseheads; 18 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister Mary Elizabeth Klinger of Elmira; and brother-in-law John KAY of Horseheads. Bud graduated from Southside High School in 1945. He later graduated from Corning Community College in 1979. Bud served his country in the U.S. Navy during both World War II and the Korean War. He was retired from NYSEG following 43 years of service. Bud was a founding member of the Soaring Polka Association, a member of the White Eagles Club, American Legion Post #154, and was a Boy Scout Leader for many years. His other interests were golf, cross country skiing, gardening and wood working. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut streets, Elmira, on Tuesday, April 13, 2010 from 1 to 4 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:15 p.m., officiated by Deacon Ray Defendorf. Interment will take place Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Donations in Bud’s memory may be directed to either Stray Haven S.P.C.A., 194 Shepard Road, Waverly, NY 14892, or National Parkinson Foundation, 1501 NW 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136. April 12, 2010, Sayre Moring Times
KLUB Mr. Thaddeus G.
Age 74, of Houston, PA, died Tuesday, June 5, 2007, in Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh. He was born in Passaice, NJ, the son of the late Walter and Emilia Walec Klub. Mr. Klub was a graduate of Seton Hall University. He was an Administrator for Elmira School District, in Elmira, NY. Mr. Klub was a member of Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church in MeadowLands, PA. He was a devoted husband, father, and loving grandfather. On June 14, 1959, he married Ruth Szwedo, who survives. Also surviving is one son, David James (Betsy) Klub of Canonsburg; and five grandchildren, Gregory, Emily, Benjamin, Catherine and Dominick. Deceased is one son, Michael Joseph Klub. Arrangements are being handled by Bogan Funeral Homes, Inc., 164 W. Pike Street, Canonsburg, PA, where the family received friends from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 6, 2007. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Church at 9:00 a.m., Thursday, June 7, 2007, with Father John O'Shea officiating. Committal Service and Interment will be at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira, NY, on Friday, June 8, 2007.
CHARLES L. KLUG
age 86, of Elmira NY died Saturday, October 31, 2015, after an extended
illness, surrounded by his family. Survived by his daughters and son, Mary
(Bob) Hurley, Horseheads, Nancy Moreland, Phoenix, AZ; Chip (Elaine
Overacker McGettrick) Klugo, Horseheads; grandchildren, Jason and Katherine
Hurley, Joshua and Michael Klugo, all of Horseheads, Brienna and Gage
Moreland, Phoenix; brother, Dr. Richard (Lynne) Klugo, Temple TX;
brothers-in-law, John Casey, Elmira, Norman (Bonnie) Hollenbeck, Idaho;
several nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by his wife of 52 years,
Mariel; sister, Dorothy Casey; his parents, Stella and John Klugo. Charles
was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer, where he served as an usher for
many years, retired as a Captain of the Elmira Police Department and was a
US Army Veteran, Korea. He was a member of the Elmira PBA, White Eagle Club,
Chemung County Rod and Gun Club, and the American Legion. Those wishing may
make a donation in his name to Christ the Redeemer Parish (envelopes
available at the Funeral Home and at his Mass). The family will receive
relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 3 from
3 to 7 p.m., a prayer service there Wednesday at 9 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. The Family wishes to thank Dr. Reddy, also the
staff at Woodbrook for their kind and compassionate care of Charles and the
family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/2/2015
KLUGO Dorothy Irene Casey
Elmira: Age 86, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness; her devoted family at her side. She was born in Blossburg PA to John Stanley and Stella (Sherant) Klugo June 10, 1925. Dorothy is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 61 years, John "Jack" Casey; brothers, Charles Klugo, Elmira and Dr. Richard (Lynne) Klugo, Temple, TX. Family members also include brothers-in-law, James (Barbara) Casey, Naples, FL, Charles (Elaine) Casey, Chattanooga, TN; sister-in-law Cecile Zaccari, Lawrence, MA; numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. She was predeceased by her brother John Klugo. Dorothy was a 1942 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. She went on to St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, graduating in 1945. Dorothy retired from St. Joseph's Hospital after many years of service. She was a member of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni Association and a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Visiting hours will be at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A prayer service will take place at the funeral home on Saturday, May 19, 2012 at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing alumni will meet at St. Patrick's Church on Saturday at 10:15 a.m. to form an honor guard. The family thanks the staffs of St. Joseph Hospital and Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their outstanding compassion and professional care. Thank you also to the volunteers at Arnot Ogden and the exceptional service from the personnel of Southern Tier Hospice. Star Gazette – May 17, 2012
RICHARD E. KNAPP,
age 79 of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Pine City, NY. He was born March 24,
1935 in Morris Run, PA, son of the late Fred and Anna Rose (Beaderman) Knapp
and passed away Friday, October 17, 2014 at home after an extended illness.
He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Colleen (Bennett) Knapp in 2001,
and is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Sandra and Dale Petroff of
Cazenovia, NY, Lori and Stephen Kankus of Marcellus, NY, and Teri and Mickey
Burdick of Horseheads; grandchildren Alexander and Nicholas Petroff, Abigail
Kankus, Cassandra and Tyler Burdick; sisters and brothers-in-law Beverly and
Dennis Sullivan of Dallas, TX, Patricia and Gary Casterline of Elmira;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law David and Mary Margaret Bennett of FL,
James and Mary Jo Bennett of Horseheads along with several nieces, nephews
and cousins. Dick retired from Thatcher Glass, Purolator, and Arnot Ogden
Medical Center. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish (Ss. Peter
and Paul Church). Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent
Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday October
23rd from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Friday October 24th at
9:30 am followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in Ss. Peter &
Paul Church. Interment will take place at Forest Lawn Memorial Park at the
convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may remember
Dick through donations to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY
or CareFirst 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY. His family thanks the
staff of Crispin Hill, Appleridge for their dedicated and loving care.
–Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/2014
KNOTT EDWARD F. Age 51 of Elmira, died Monday, December 31, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ed was born August 13, 1950, son of Eleanor R. Knott of Elmira and the late William J. Knott. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his wife Wendy Wellman Knott; daughters, Katherine Anne and Kimberly Marie, at home; brothers, William J. Knott of Elmira with wife Sharon and Timothy M. Knott of Buffalo NY with wife Brigid; sister, Susan V. Haug of Reno NV with husband William; aunt, Frances Tunis of Montour Falls NY; mother-in-law, Jeanette Callaghan of Athens PA; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 3, 2002 at 8:45 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Ed was a 1968 graduate of Notre Dame High School. He was an employee of Sysco Food Service for twenty-one years. Ed was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and was a long time Syracuse University football fan. Donations in Ed's memory may be directed to the Josh Palmer Fund, c/o The Community Foundation, 307B E. Water St., Elmira NY 14901 or to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905.
KNOX Jesse L. Age 77, of 514 High Street, Elmira, died December 27, 2006 at home surrounded by his loved ones, after a courageous battle with cancer. Jesse is survived by his wife, Nancy; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan (Elson) Barbosa, Elmira, Janet (Roland) Bennett, Elmira, Kathryn Knox, NYC, Michele (Jeffrey) Noble, NYC; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin (Christy) Williams, Carlisle, PA; stepson, John (Christina) Ross II, Elmira; 12 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sister, Reba Smith, Newport News, VA; brothers, Harold Knox, Newport News, VA, Sloman (Georgia) Knox, Elmira, and Huley Knox, Baltimore, MD; god-mother, Mrs. Theo Bragg, Elmira; Aunt, Dorothy Williams, Frederick, MD; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Jesse was predeceased by his loving and devoted wife of 37 years, Joan M. Knox. He was a Communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, and the first African-American to join the Elmira Knights of Columbus. Jesse was a great chef and worked at many local restaurants, including the Mark Twain Hotel, Baron Steuben Hotel, Corning Glass Works, Vin Hosier's, Maple Lawn Dairy, and Holiday Inn. Those wishing may make a donation to Southern Tier Hospice in his memory (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday, January 2, 2007, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Rev. Rick Farrell, Presider. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
John E. "Jack" Age 85, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Thursday, January 18, 2007. He was born on May 24, 1921 in Minneapolis, MN, a son of the late John F. and Marie (Lawler) Koch. Jack was a WWII veteran serving with the US Navy on the USS Ingraham in the South Pacific and was known as a tin can sailor. He was awarded the Purple Heart medal. Mr. Koch enjoyed playing golf, his flowers and spending time with his family. He was a member of St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA. Jack was married to Mary L. (Murphy) Koch. He founded Koch Real Estate in 1978 and later founded Koch Appraisal Services in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons, John Koch, Kevin Koch, Pat Koch, Scott Koch; five daughters, Terri Koch, Kate Choby, Jeannie Herres, Mary Jo Foy, Liz Hardman; a brother, James Koch; 23 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 27, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Peter's Catholic Church, Wellsboro, PA, with Rev. Shane L. Kirby officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. There will be no prior visitation. Memorial contributions may be sent to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Morris, PA. Arrangements are being handled by the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA.
GLORIA A. KOLB. 8/28/27 - 8/27/15 Born the first daughter of Thomas and Helen Kolb. Gloria was a life-long resident of Elmira, the city she loved, living most of her life on the street she loved as well. After high school Gloria worked as an operator for NYTEL and remained with the phone company until she retired in the mid 80's. She lived with her parents and as they grew older, she cared tirelessly for them until they died 18 days apart. Gloria was a lover of animals and always had a four legged friend, Spider John was the most beloved of them all. She was predeceased by him and her parents, as well as all of her three siblings Tom, Marilyn and Larry. She is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins and her best goat friend, three legged Elsa. In her last year, Gloria moved a few times finally landing back on Roe Ave., right where she wanted to be in the end. Now she will move one more time and rest next to her parents as she always intended in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, consider making a donation to charity of your choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/1/2015
KOROLINCHAK HELEN WILSON
Helen K. "Korky" Of Pine City, NY Age 79, died on Saturday, June 3, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after a long illness. Helen was born August 26, 1926 in Elmira Heights, NY, the daughter of the late George and Katherine Korolinchak. She was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School and for many years was employed in the business office at St. Joseph's Hospital, retiring in 1988. She was a member of St. Mary's Church in Elmira, was active in the Ladies of Charity, and a longtime volunteer with the Meals on Wheels and the LPGA Corning Classic. Helen enjoyed bowling, golf, traveling in the south, cooking, rooting for the New York Yankees and family gatherings. She is survived by her loving husband of 59 years, Douglas; daughter, Jacqueline; son, Gary, both of all Elmira; son, Thomas (Marianne) of Rosendale, NY; sister, Sophie (Lee) Peters; brother-in-law, Adolph Sandberg; dear friend, Isabelle Larrabee; her "grandogger," Aretha; along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and sisters, Mary Sandberg, Anna (Donald) Riker. Helen was a "people person" who loved to socialize and would often engage strangers in conversation. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 8, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may send donations to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 Route # 352, Elmira, NY 14903.
KOSLOSKI John Valentine, Jr. "Jack" Age 57 of Horseheads died Sunday, June 4, 2006 at Bath VA Medical Center. He is survived by his sister, Dolores K. Sweet of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Bob (Tammy) Sweet, Rick (Robin Martin) Sweet, Debbie (Steve) Cassada, Darlene Sabin, Lisa (Roy) Palmer, Tony (Wendy Mills) Sweet; several aunts, uncles and special great-nieces, nephews and cousins; very special friends, Janet Kimbell and Joe Brannaka, who were very devoted to his needs and cares; also many, many other friends. Jack was predeceased by his parents, John and Sophia Kosloski; and brother-in-law, Robert G. Sweet, Sr. Jack was an honorably discharged disabled veteran of the Vietnam era, receiving the National Defense Service and Marksman Medals, and a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Those wishing may make a memorial donation in Jack's memory to Southern Tier Hospice or The Disabled American Veterans (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Jack loved being with his family and friends. He had a great sense of humor, loved music, good times and Nascar. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, June 6 from 6 to 8 p.m., immediately followed at 8 p.m. by his Funeral Service, Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Internment will take place on Friday, June 9 at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military Honors.
KOSLOSKI - RYAN, Margaret Mary
Age 93, of Elmira, died Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital - SNF. Margaret was born November 6, 1914, a daughter of Anthony and Josephine Kazmark Kosloski. She is predeceased by her husband, John G. Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, Stanley and Cecil Kosloski; sisters and brothers-in-law, Frances Kosloski, Agnes and Bud Richie, Ernest Stansfield, Leo Wichtowski, Bill Burnell; nieces, Phyllis Wetmore, Jean Ann Scanlan; and nephew, Paul Buell. Margaret is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Marjorie J. and James W. McFarland of Big Flats; son and daughter-in-law, Jerry and Diana Ryan of Elmira; grandchildren, with their families, Kathleen and Thomas Minotti of Elmira, with children, Matthew and Ryan; J.R. and Cheryll McFarland of Horseheads, with children, Tricia and Patrick; Julie and Bill Casbolt of Elmira, with daughter, Melissa; Michael and Kristy Ryan of Pine City, with children, J.T. and Peyton; John S. and Deana Ryan of Greensboro, NC; and Thomas Ryan of Charlotte, NC; sisters, Helen Stansfield, Dorothy Wichtowski, and Dolores Burnell, all of Elmira Heights; special friends, Dottie and Reidar Tholfsen, of Elmira, with their children, Julie Nichols and Paul Beach; along with several nieces and nephews. Margaret was a life long communicant of St. Casimir's Church. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, who will be forever missed by her family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 21, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 22, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/20/2007.
KOSTECKI - MRS.
THOMAS F. KANE (nee Alice Kostecki)
Mrs. Thomas F. Kane of 1 Tracey place, died at noon today. She is survived by her husband; a daughter, Patricia at home; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Kosteski of Arnot, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Adam Loskoski of Elmira, and Miss Sophia Kosteski of Arnot, Pa.; four brothers, Patrick of the U.S. Army in France, John, Joseph and Victor of Arnot, Pa. The remains were removed to the Murphy & Connelly undertaking rooms, and the funeral will be announced later. (Elmira Star Gazette. Saturday 1/11/1919, page 7)
KOWILICH Irene J. Chimileski
Elmira: Age 97, died Monday, December 10, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Irene was born November 29, 1915 in Elmira Heights, the daughter of Andrew and Mary Kir Kowilich. She is predeceased by her husband Clement Chimileski, son William Chimileski, 3 sisters and 4 brothers. Irene is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, James and Delcine Chimileski, Elmira, Donald and Patricia Chimileski, Thomas and Margo Chimileski, John and Kim Chimileski, all of Horseheads; grandchildren, James, Jeffrey (Traci), Joel and Katie (A.J. Humpfrey) Chimileski, Laura Chimileski, James Negri, Thomas (Rossana) Chimileski, Andrew, Ryan, Scott and Stephen Chimileski; great grandchildren, Rachel and Abby Chimileski, Zachary and Nicholas Chimileski, Nesta Humpfrey; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Helen and Thomas McCarthy, Horseheads; special niece Bonnie Dibble, Horseheads; along with several other nieces and nephews. Irene was very devoted to her sons and their families. She loved her time spent with the grandchildren and for over 30 years enjoyed doing crafts with members of her family. When needed, Irene would help Jim and Delcine at "The Shingle". Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, December 18, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Irene's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the 6th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care provided to their mother for the last five years. Star Gazette – December 14, 2012
KOZLOWSKI - BASTIAN, Adeline M.
Daughter of the late Florence and Albert Kozlowski Sr., age 93, formerly of Elmira, died Tuesday, May 27, 2008, at the ElCor Health Facility. She is survived by daughters, Jo Ann Wilcox and Donna Roberts, both of Elmira; three grandchildren, Elaine Wilcox, Bruce Wilcox and Lynette Roberts; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husbands, John Kingsley and Arthur Bastian; sister, Stella Augustine; brothers, Albert Kozlowski Jr. and Leonard Kozlowski. Adeline was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church and an Honorary Member of its Rosary & Sacred Heart Society. The family wishes to extend a special Thank You to the staff at ElCor Heath Services. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Adeline's memory to the Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at the funeral home) or to a charity of one's choice. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home for her Funeral Service on Friday, May 30th, at 11:30 a.m. Deacon William Dougherty, officiating. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/29/2008.
KOZLOWSKI Richard M. "Koz"
Apalachin: Age 69, passed away on Thursday, March 17, 2011 at Lourdes Hospital in Binghamton NY after a short battle with cancer. Koz was predeceased by his wife Lucy. He is survived by his daughters, Julianne Seitz with fiancé Gregg Madden, and Cathrine Snyder; son Richard W. Kozlowski; grandchildren, Matthew, James, Leanndra, Erik and Kaitlyn; great granddaughter Madison; sister-in-law Kathleen Fesh and her family. Koz was a U S Navy veteran and a retiree of IBM Endicott. He enjoyed his active membership in the Vestal Elks Club. A graveside service, with military honors, will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira on Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at 12:30 p.m. A procession will form outside the cemetery Franklin Street gate at 12:15 p.m. Flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – March 20, 2011 Star Gazette – March 20, 2011
KRASZEWSKI –GENEVIEVE L. HARRIS, age 94 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 19, 1919 in Elmira, daughter of the late Leon and Bernice Kraszewski and passed away Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband George W. Harris in 1992 and son Michael G. Harris in 1995. Genevieve is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law William M. and Kathleen of Amherst, NY, Albert L. of Woodburn, OR and John E. and Margaret of Elmira; grandchildren: Jonathan M. (Christi) Harris, Anna E. (David) Collins, Matthew J. (Adrianna) Harris, Brian J. Harris and Matthew W.(Teresa) Harris along with 3 great grandchildren. Mrs. Harris was a lifelong communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a member of the Rosary and Sacred Heart Society. She was employed for many years at Holy Family Jr. High School. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, September 27th at 9 am in St. Casimir's Church, 1012 Davis St., Elmira. Rev. Scott Kubinski, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Her family wishes to express appreciation and thanks to the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/25/2014
KRASZEWSKI Stella M. Sydlo
Age 95, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, December 18, 2012, at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Stella was born on July 2, 1917 in Elmira, daughter of the late Leon and Bernice Kraszewski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, December 21, 2012, at 10 a.m., in St. Casimir Church with Father Scott Kubinski as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 20, 2012
KRAUS Louise K. Lapple
Age 75, died , very unexpectedly, at her home on Tuesday, November 16, 2010. Louise was born in Rochester, NY, March 21, 1935, the daughter of Franz and Clara (Jacob) Kraus. She is survived by her husband of 52 years Howard C. Lapple; children, Susan Hunt, with husband Lenny of Clarksville, MD, Christine Manuel, with husband Daniel "Bo" of Elmira, James Lapple with partner Felix Crespo of NYC; grandchildren, Eric Cicora, with fiancée Christine Leser, Jacob Kyle Cicora with wife Christa, Kalla Hunt, Christy Hunt, Patrick Manuel with fiancée Jill Williams, Zachary Manuel, Caley Manuel; great-granddaughter Emma Cicora; brother and sister-in-law Franz and Maria Kraus of Rochester; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frederick and Jean Lapple of Rochester, Gerald and Ollie Lapple of North Carolina; along with several nieces and nephews. Louise was a loving and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was a dental hygienist for over 50 years, and enjoyed working with people. Louise loved to travel and spend time with her family. She was her grandchildren's number one fan, and supported them in all their endeavors. Louise volunteered at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing and with the "Buddies" program. She was an active member of the West Elmira Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary, Sisters of St. Joseph's Association (Agrégée), Ladies of Charity, and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Louise's kindness and contagious smile will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, November 18, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, November 19, 2010 at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Louise with a donation to one of the following…Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing - 3rd Floor, 555 St. Joseph's Boulevard, Elmira NY 14901. Star Gazette - November 18, 2010
KREMEL, was born September 10, 1955 in Elmira, NY. Paulie passed away
after a yearlong battle with cancer on Saturday, August 16, 2014. He was a
dedicated employee of Anchor Glass Container Corp in Elmira Heights for over
30 years. His father, Peter Kremel and brother, Michael Kremel predeceased
him. Paulie is survived by his mother, Anastasia Hucul Kremel of Elmira, NY;
sister, Olga "Sue" Kremel and nephew, Jason Holmes of Elmira, NY; sister and
brother-in-law, Helen (George) Faulkner, Jr. of Elmira, NY; nieces, Krista
(Paul) Scott of Elmira, NY; Kayla Faulkner of Ithaca, NY. Family and friends
are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave.
Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM.
Family and friends will also meet at the Funeral Home on Wednesday, August
20 at 10:30 AM to process over to St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery for the
Graveside Services for Paulie. The Reverend Robert Batcho will officiate. In
lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to St. Nicholas Ukrainian
Catholic Church, 410 E. McCanns Blvd., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette
KROCZYNSKI Elizbeth M. Betty Kroczynski, of
Elmira, died on November 18, 2010. Betty was born May 27, 1923, daughter of
Joseph and Mary. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Rose, Stella
(Tuohy), and Theresa. She is survived by her nephew, Thomas Patrick and his
wife Carole (Kennedy) Tuohy of Cayuga; nieces, Jean (Tuohy) Hoffman of Rocky
Mount, NC and Mary Clare Sue Tuohy of Bloomington, IN; and grand nephews,
Michael (Debra) Walker and their children Ariana, Sydney, and Riley of Webster;
Michael (Danielle) Tuohy and their children Kyle, Alyssa, and Kiera, of
Lakeland, FL; and Sean Tuohy of McGraw. After graduating from Edison High
School, Betty moved to Rochester and worked in the Monroe County Law
Department, Children's Court, and Historian's Office and the Iola Sanatorium.
She enjoyed visiting her relatives and their visits to her home. With her
sister Theresa, Betty traveled to many places in the U.S. She was an avid
follower of national politics and a supporter of charitable causes. Always
cheerful, positive, and thoughtful, Betty made friends with everyone she met.
She particularly was fond of her many caring friends at the Legacy at Willow
Pond in Penfield. She will be remembered and missed by many. Interment will be
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. A private service is planned for
later this year. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
KROCZYNSKI Helen A. Kroczynski
Age 95, died on September 19, 2011 at Elcor Nursing Home in
the comfort and care of Southern Tier Hospice and in the familiarity of her own
room, near her sister, after an extended illness. Helen was formerly of Elmira
Heights and was the daughter of the late Hipolite and Pauline Kroczynski, to
whom she was devoted. She was born August 22, 1916. She was predeceased by her
parents and her adored brothers, Martin S., Edward T., Joseph T. and another
infant brother; and her sister, Genevieve Wood. She is survived by her loving
and devoted sister, Bernice M. Kroczynski at Elcor, with whom she lived nearly
her entire life; and her nieces, Frances (Robert) Baldwin, Marylee (Ron)
Johnson, both from Elmira, Janis (Clark) Wood Peckham of Homer, NY and Annette
Wylie of Elmira; and her nephews, Mark Kroczynski of Plantation, FL, Scott T.
(Danielle) Kroczynski of State College, PA and Ricky M. Wylie of Brockport, NY;
and numerous other members of her extended family. Helen was a graduate of
Thomas A. Edison High School and Elmira Business School. She worked and retired
as a clerk/steno for Chemung County. She was a devoted Roman Catholic and
communicant of St. Casmir's Church. She never married, nor had children, though
it appeared to be part of God's plan because she brought so much joy and
laughter to the children of her siblings and their children. Aunt Helen was one
of the kindest, gentlest, generous and most virtuous persons you would ever
meet. While strongly following her faith, she did not impose it on others.
Though very shy, she would surprise you with her observations as well as her
subtle, but wonderful, sense of humor. She would laugh until the tears poured
from her eyes, and yours. She would do anything for her relatives or friends.
She loved Bingo, cards (especially euchre, rummy and pinochle), dining out,
picnics, squirt guns, water balloons, delivering newspapers with a nephew,
chatting, road trips to visit her nieces and nephews who lived out of town, and
reading in her earlier days, local travel, shopping for her nieces and nephews,
playing with family pets and helping the family in any way, including running
errands. Her smile and exclamation of "Oh boy!" lit up the room when
someone brought her a hot dog from a vendor, especially M&Ms. Despite being
in failing health for the last 5 years, Helen never complained and turned
things around, asking how you were, or even how your dog was doing. She took
her first plane ride in 1999, and was given a pair of wings by the pilot when
she flew to visit her nephew in FL. After flying, she said, "I should have
done this earlier". Helen regularly watched Fox News and was up on current
events until stricken about a month ago. She liked reading about Poland. She
was bilingual in Polish and English. Helen was loved by all of us very much,
and we will miss her terribly. She was a joy to all of us and we thank God for
sharing her with us, but also recognize that she served as a great role model
of a true human being. Friends and relatives may call at the Kalec Funeral Home
on Thursday September 22, 2011, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. A Funeral Service will be
held there Friday, September 23, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Christian burial at
St. Peter's and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira near her mother and father and
brother, Martin. It is the family's wish that, in lieu of flowers, donations
may be given to the Southern Tier Hospice or to the National Osteoporosis
Foundation. Star Gazette – September 21, 2011
THE REV. STANLEY KROLAK, PHD. of St. Bernard
Seminary, Rochester. Funeral Mass was held Saturday at 11 a.m. in St.
Casimir’s Church. Principal Celebrant, The Most Rev. Dennis W. Hickey,
Auxiliary Bishop of Rochester. Con-Celebrants: The Reverends Msgr. Emmett
Murphy, Benedict Ehmann, Joseph Brennan, Henry F. Adamski, Acolytes: The
Reverends Leo Matuszewski, Joseph Jankowiak, First Master, The Rev. James
Collins, Thurller, The Rev. Mathew Siudara, Hamilist, The Rev. Thomas
Nellis. Pallbearers; The Reverences William M. Kelley, Thomas M. Doran,
Eugene M. Yenneck, Joseph T. Gayner, Edward J. Fey, John A. Morgan. The
committal in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery was conducted by Bishop Hickey and
Father Adamski. Priest in attendance: The Reverends John Karp, G.
McMahon, Fames Foley, Robert Kanka, Robert Beligotti, Richard Beligotti,
William Burns, Jerome S. Schitterli, Bartholomew J. O’Brien, William Tobin,
David N. Mura, William Gail, William M. Roche, Michael Regan, Joseph Egan,
Valentine A. Jankowiak, David Callan, Msgr. Phillip E. McGhan, Seminarians
Joseph Kelly, John Jogie, George J. Guble, Joseph J. Jurgelonis, Lawrence E.
Marello and William Neumann. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1972
KRUCKOW - KUJAWSKI
Cecilia M. Age 74 of Elmira, died unexpectedly Saturday, September 15, 2001 at home. Cecilia, daughter of the late Albert and Agnes Witucki Kruckow, was also predeceased by her husband Edward J. Kujawski. She is survived by her daughter, Rita A. Kujawski of Elmira; brother, Joseph Kruckow of Dubois PA with wife Ruth; brother-in-law, Casimir Kujawski of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Josephine Kamas of Rochester and Pauline Agostinelli of Plantation FL with husband Nereo; very special neighbors, William and Virginia Pabis; "special son" Kevin Fivie of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins and family pets, Smokey and Pumpkin. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Monday, September 17, 2001 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, September 18, 2001 at 8:45 A.M. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 A.M. at St. Casimir's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Cecilia was employed by Trayer Products for over twenty years. She was a long time communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Cecilia loved her dollar scratch off tickets and enjoyed going out to dinner with the birthday club. Donations in Cecilia's memory may be directed to St. Casimir's Church, 1004 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901.
KUBINSKI Edward R.
Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather - Age 81 of Fitch Street, Elmira, Wednesday, March 29, 2000. Survived by loving wife of 55 years, Dorothy; sons & daughters-in-law, Mark E & Rita Kubinski of Byron Center, MI, Rev. Scott M. Kubinski, Horseheads, Kevin Jon & Sheila Kubinski, Elmira; 7 grandchildren, Adam, Rachel, Paul Kubinski, Sarah (Nate) Cooper of Michigan, Mary Bridget, Kathryn & Claire Kubinski of Elmira; 2 great grandchildren, Erin and Ryan Cooper of Michigan; brothers, Francis (Mary) Kubinski, Elmira Heights & Dr. Robert (Marie) Kubinski, N. Olmstead, Ohio; Aunt Margaret Stachowski, Elmira; several nieces, nephews & cousins. Predeceased by parents, Frank & Rose Kubinski. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Ed through a Memorial contribution to a charity of one's choice. Ed was a lifelong communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a retired machinist from Westinghouse, Corp. Over the years he was a member of The Recreation Club, Nocturnal Adoration Society, White Eagles Club, St. Casimir's Retreat Society, Bowling and Golf Leagues, but his greatest joy was being an adult Altar Server and being able to serve Mass for his son, Father Scott. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, March 31, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Prayer service there Saturday, 12:15 PM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM in St. Casimir's Church. His son, Fr. Scott Kubinski will be the Celebrant. Interment in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the Family. Elmira Star Gazette – 31 March 2000
KUBINSKI Francis R. Age 87, of 141 Robinwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. He was born May 16, 1918 in Indiana, son of the late Frank and Rose Kubinksi and died Saturday, October 8, 2005, at Bethany Manor. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Mary, on September 21, 2005; daughter, Karen, in 1983; and brother, Edward, in 2000. Mr. Kubinski is survived by his son, Philip of Elmira Heights; brother, Dr. Robert (Marge) Kubinski of Cleveland, OH with their children, Cathy LaMantia, David Kubinski and Maria Schulenberg; sister-in-law, Dorothy Kubinski of Elmira with her children, Mark Kubinski, Rev. Scott Kubinski and Kevin Kubinski; brother-in-law, Philip (Marie) Coolick of Brookville, PA with their children, Philip Coolick and Ann Fritz; sister-in-law, Ann Ungvarsky of Gahanna, OH with her children, Mary Cowgil and David Ungvarsky. Francis was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. He retired from Bendix, was a U.S. Army veteran serving during WWII and was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, October 10th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, October 11th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
KUBINSKI –MRS. HELEN M. MALONEY age 89 of 1001 Johnson St., formerly of Kendall Pl., Elmira, Monday, October 24, 1988. Survived by brother, Joseph Kubinski of Elmira; sister, Margaret Stachowski of Elmira; grandsons, Michael A. Meador of Strongsville, OH, Charles Meador of U.S.A.F. Philippine Islands, Timothy Meador of Griffith Air Force Base, Rome, NY; great-grandson, Michael J. Meador of Strongsville, OH; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Lucy Maloney of Horseheads, NY. Predeceased by husband Fred in 1971 and a daughter, Clara Margaret Meador in 1966. Mrs. Maloney was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church, a retired co-owner with her husband Fred Maloney Grocery Store and a member of the Rosary-Sacred Heart Society and the Wanda Circle. Donations to St. Casimir’s Church Redecorating Fund in her name would be appreciated, envelopes available at the funeral home. Relatives and friends may call the Don Kaelc Funeral Home, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., funeral Thursday 9 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir’s Church. Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/1988
MICHAEL KUBINSKI, 80, 1008 Johnson St. Monday, Oct. 9, 1944 at 12:03 a.m. Survived by daughters, Mrs. John Cherry, Mrs. Fred Maloney and Margaret all of Elmira; sons, Leo, Valentine, Joseph, Frank and Felix all of Elmira, John of California; eight grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Body will be taken from the McCarthy Funeral Home to the home Tuesday noon. Services there Wednesday ant at St. Casimir’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/1944
KUBINSKI Joseph J.
Age 92, of 320 Horner St., Elmira, March 8, 1990. Survived by daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Francis Harper of Elmira; grandsons and wives, Christopher and Mary Harper of Binghamton, Cameron and Mary Harper of Chesapeake, VA; granddaughters and husbands, Cynthia and Jack Hale of Rochester, NY, Constance and David Bundens of Woodbury, NJ, Catheleen and Michael D'Ambrosio of Glenmont, NY; 5 great-grandchildren; sister, Margaret (Anthony) Stachowski of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; close friend, Bernice Isaacs of Horseheads, NY. Joseph was a retired Switchman for the former D.L. & W. Railroad, after 40 years of service. A member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and the Chemung Valley Senior Citizens Group. He was a veteran of WWI US Navy. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Don Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9pm. Funeral Monday, 9:15am from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10am in St. Casimir's Church. Interment, St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette – 9 March 1990
KUBINSKI - STACHOWSKI, Margaret V. (nee-Kubinski) Age 102, of 1200 Maple Ave., formerly of Johnson St., Elmira, died on Sunday, February 23rd, 2003, at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Rita Trescott, Mary Connelly, Virginia Harper, Dorothy Kubinski, Jack (Thelma) Kubinski, Francis (Mary) Kubinski, and Dr. Robert (Marge) Kubinski; several great-nieces and great-nephews, including Thomas Connelly. Margaret was predeceased by her husband, Anthony; eight brothers and sisters; and several nieces and nephews, including Edward Kubinski and Gordon Connelly. Margaret was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, had been employed at Western Union and Hardinge, Inc. Those wishing may make a memorial donation in Margaret's name to St. Casimir's Church (envelopes available at the funeral home). Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, February 25th, from 5 to 8 PM. Prayer services will be there at 10:15 AM on Wednesday followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM in St. Casimir's Church with great-nephew, Father Scott Kubinski as Celebrant. Burial will be in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetary at the convenience of the family.
KUBINSKI - CONNELLY
Mary V. Age 89, of Elmira, died Saturday, February 17, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mary was born October 22, 1917, a daughter of Leon J. and Mary (Tierney) Kubinski. She is predeceased by her husband Gordon R. Connelly, son John Paul Connelly and brothers, Leon and Joseph Kubinski. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas T. and Suzanne Connelly of Elmira; daughter-in-law Mary Ellen Connelly of Pine City; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Heather) Connelly, Kathryn (Carmen) Clark, Erin Connelly and Heather Connelly; 2 great-grandsons; brother and sister-in-law Jack and Thelma Kubinski; along with 3 nieces, and long time friend Kathleen Dean. Mary graduated from EFA in 1935, then went on to nursing school at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, where she served as vice-president of her class, graduating at the top of her class in 1940. Mary loved nursing, especially her job in the delivery room at the hospital….looking at each newborn as a little miracle. She married Gordon R. Connelly in 1940 and they spent many wonderful years together before his death in 1993. Mary had many interests…bird watching, fishing in Black Lake, writing letters to her pen pal, traveling in the USA and abroad, crossword puzzles, especially the NY Times, gardening, singing, playing cards, sewing, tennis and golf. She looked forward to her summers at her home on Keuka Lake. Mary also enjoyed watching her sons and grandchildren grow. Mary was a life member of the Arnot Ogden Auxiliary and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister, until recent years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, February 19, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, February 20, 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.
KUBLER Kenneth Andrew Age 44, of Buffalo, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY and Syracuse, NY, lost his valiant battle with cancer on Friday morning, May 5, 2006, surrounded by family and friends at the Buffalo VA Hospital. Throughout his tenacious five year fight with cancer, Ken was treated at the Buffalo VA Hospital, where he was tireless in his efforts to help many other veterans and their families to ease the fear and anxiety as they embarked on treatment. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER FUNERAL HOME on Friday, May 12, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, on Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, with full Military Honors accorded. A memorial service in Buffalo will be announced in June. Flowers are gratefully declined. Donations to an education fund for Ken's son, Wallace, may be sent to The Wallace Kubler Education Fund, c/o Merrill Lynch, P.O. Box 760, Ithaca, NY 14851. Ken's greatest passion and deepest love was for his family and friends. He leaves behind his son, Wallace; wife, Sandra of East Amherst, NY; mother, Patricia of Newark, NY; five sisters, Diane Giddings (Robert Hollis) of Newark, NY, Christine Bishop (David) of Poughkeepsie, NY, Thomasina DeMaio (Tom Munyer) of San Francisco, CA, Mary Jane Kubler (Karl Wirka) of Wellesley, MA, Kathleen Ragan (Steve) of Geneseo, NY; mother-in-law, Sandra Digati (Joseph) of East Amherst; and many beloved family and friends. Ken was predeceased by his father, Wallace, in 1994. He was an avid and lifelong sports enthusiast and for many years coached interscholastic sports teams and was on staff of several sports camps throughout New York State. Ken was very active in his church, St. Frances of Assisi in Buffalo, and was a real estate broker in the Buffalo area, and was committed to helping families find the right house. He served honorably in the United States Coast Guard. Ken's nine year old son Wallace was the light of his life, and his extended family was a very comforting source of support to him.
KULAGO, PAUL J., Paul J. Kulago, 16, RD2, Gillett, died January 28, 1987 as the result of an automobile accident. He was born June 9, 1970 in Elmira, NY, a son of John and Linda Maslinski Kulago. He was an 11th grade student at Troy Senior High School and a member of the Troy Marching Band. He was predeceased by his father, John Kulago, in 1978. He is survived by his mother, Linda Kulago; brother, Timothy Kulago; grandmother, Florence Ball, Elmira, NY; uncle, Ronald Ball, Rochester, NY; aunts, AnnMarie Ball, Alexandria, VA, Mrs. Larry ( Susan) Piper of Big Flats, NY, Mrs. William (Marilou) Pierson of Germany and Pat Comfort of AL; several great-aunts, great-uncles and cousins; godparents, David and Barbara Repsher of Elmira. Funeral services were held January 31 at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira with Rev. David Grankee officiating and interment to be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Troy Senior High School Marching Band and directed to Mrs. Linda Garrison. (TGR Feb. 5, 1987)
KUNZINGER Paul A. Age 49 of Katy, Texas, died Saturday, January 27, 2007. Paul was born in Brooklyn, NY on June 10, 1957, a son of Edward and Grace (Fiore) Kunzinger of Elmira. In addition to his parents he is survived by his wife, Anne Louise Kunzinger of Katy; daughters, Natalie and Amy; sister and brother-in-law, Fran and Joe Cerio of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ed and Kathy Kunziner of Austin, TX, Stephen Kunzinger of Syracuse, and David and Teresa Kunzinger of Norwich, NY; mother-in-law Betty Rose of Appleton, ME; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Pete and Mary Rose of Fredrickburg, VA, Jeff and Pat Rose, Keith and Val Rose, all of Appleton, ME, Janet Thomas of Amarillo, TX, Beth and Al Burbeck of Melbourne, FL, and Kathy Young of Beldon, SC; along with several nieces and nephews. Paul graduated from Notre Dame High School in 1976. He then went on to Alfred University where he received his Bachelor's Degree, and to Wright State University in Ohio where he received a Master's Degree in Geophysics. Paul lived in Texas for the past 25 years and was currently employed by TGS NOPEC as an International Geophysical Software Development Manager. He was a member of the Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 2, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 3, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 W. Church Street, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Paul's memory may be directed to either the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 50 Briar Hollow Lane, #310 W, Houston TX 77027 or the American Cancer Society, PO Box 570127, Houston TX 77257-0
KUSS Leo V. Age 83, of Elmira, died Thursday, March 1, 2007 at Arnot
Ogden Medical Center. Leo was born June 10, 1923 in Corning NY, a son of Leo V.
and Theresa (Dick) Kuss. He is survived by his wife of 58 years Renee
Mussillier Kuss; daughter and son-in-law Annick M. and Christopher W. Norton of
Malvern, OH; grandchildren, Christopher L. (Tammy J.) Norton, of Dover, OH,
Renee L. (Kevin) Barley, of Minerva, OH, David P. (Marcy A.) Norton, of Stow,
OH, and Michelle A. Norton of Mt. Pleasant, SC; great-grandchildren, U.S. Army
Pfc. Christopher R. Norton of New Jersey, Todd J. and Victoria Norton of Ohio,
Alicia Bence of Arizona and Nicholas Bence of Ohio, Alana and Kaileigh Norton
of Ohio; brother and sister-in-law, James D. and Shirley Kuttner of Montour
Falls, NY; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Rene J. and Yvonne Mussillier,
and Paulette Mussillier, all of France; along with several nieces and nephews.
Leo is predeceased by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Paul and Giselle
Mussillier, Bernard Mussillier, Andree Mussillier and Francoise Mussillier
Ausperk. Leo served his country during WWII in the Army Air Corps as a military
war correspondent. That was the start of his career in journalism. After the
war Leo remained in Paris, France and was a free-lance journalist. While living
in Paris he attended the Sorbonne. Leo eventually moved back to Elmira where he
worked for the Elmira Advertiser. At the Advertiser he held the positions of
sports editor, city editor and news editor. The Advertiser then merged with the
Star-Gazette. While at the Star-Gazette, Leo worked as a sports writer,
regional editor and retired in 1978 as the news editor. Leo was a life member
of the American Legion, Post 1 in Paris, a member of P.V.C. and IBF in Paris
and also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #941 in Elmira. Friends are
invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, March 6, 2007 at 10:00 a.m.
at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full military honors, will
follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Leo's memory may be
directed to either The Arthritis Foundation, 3300 Monroe Avenue, Suite 319,
Rochester NY 14618 or Father Flanagan's Boystown, P.O. Box 7000, Boys Town NE
68010. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.