St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
LaCOMB Burke A.
A lifelong resident of Elmira, passed very unexpectedly Sunday evening, October 4, 2009 at the age of 67. Born on November 3, 1941 in Elmira, NY Burke was the son of the late, Leon & Nora Burke LaComb. Throughout his life, he was well liked. Burke faced obstacles with determination and great strength. During a Southside High School football game he received a serious injury which left him comatose for 2 months. He survived the injury and went on to graduate from Southside in 1960. Before the injury, Burke earned a 4 year academic scholarship to Ohio State University which he was never able to fulfill. He continued to work hard the rest of his life despite the permanent physical limitations the injury caused. Burke devoted his life to helping others by volunteering his time for the American Red Cross, Meals on Wheels, Pathways, American Cancer Society, Sts. Peter & Paul's Church Soup Kitchen and was certified in speech therapy helping others less fortunate than himself. Before his injury he not only was a diehard NY Yankees fan but was also scouted by the team because of his 450 batting average. He played football against Ernie Davis and held a very high respect for the man. Burke is a member of the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Surviving is his loving family, siblings, Ann Vieira, Elmira; Dennis (Kathy) LaComb, Elmira; Keith (Sandra) LaComb, Knox, PA; 13 nieces and nephews; many great nieces and nephews and a special friend, Mary Corkins, Elmira. In addition to his parents, Burke was also predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Brian (JoAnn) LaComb. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday October 11, 2009 between the hours of 4-7 pm. A Monday morning prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Mary's Franklin St. Church. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where Burke will be laid to rest next to his beloved parents. His family will provide flowers and requests memorials be directed to the charity of one's choice or by simply doing a good deed for someone in need in Burke's memory. Published in Star-Gazette from October 6 to October 8, 2009
Julius D., D.D.S Age 79 of Elmira, died Tuesday, June 21, 2005 at Elcor Health Services. Dr. Lagonegro was born May 11, 1926 a son of Anna Parnussi Lagonegro of Elmira and the late Ralph Lagonegro. In addition to his mother he is also survived by his wife of 52 years Julia Skorodynski Lagonegro; son and daughter-in-law, Richard M. and Lucy Kozlowski of Apalachin, NY; grandchildren Julie, Cathy and Rick; 5 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Dorothy Lagonegro of Rochester, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Dr. Lagonegro was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during WW II. He was a graduate of St. Bonaventure University and worked as an engineer for several years at Westinghouse. He then went back to school at Georgetown University Dental School. Dr. Lagonegro had a practice in Maryland before moving back to Elmira and practicing in Owego until he retired in 1992. He loved to travel, fish and sit under his maple trees in his backyard. Dr. Lagonegro was a former member of the following Owego organizations.. Rotary Club, American Legion, Elks Club and a member of the Soaring Capital Polka Club of Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, June 23, 2005 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 24, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
LAGONEGRO Marie Tangorre
Elmira: Age 89, died Monday, January 24, 2011 at St.
Joseph's Hospital. Marie was born September 12, 1921, the daughter of Alfred
and Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) Lagonegro. She is predeceased by her husband Vito D.
Tangorre and sister Irene Tangorre. Marie is survived by her son Michael J.
Tangorre of Spencer NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen and Bruce Randall of
Missoula MT, Marie "Liz" and Gint Dargis of Deer Park IL;
grandchildren, Barbara (Dan) Adams, Lori (Shane) Nichols, Amy Tangorre, Michael
(Emily) Tangorre, Shannon (Joel) Sylvester, Shawn (Stephanie) Randall, Audra,
Alexa, and Andrea Dargis; great-grandchildren, Marissa and Jacob Adams, Vanessa
Sylvester, Lila and Molly Tangorre, Joseph and Madeline Nichols. Also surviving
are brothers, Richard Lagonegro and Joseph E. Lagonegro, both of Elmira;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Mary and Eugene Liquori of Elmira, Connie
and Paul Laprade of Rhode Island and Frank Tangorre of Elmira Heights; along
with several nieces and nephews. Marie was a long time communicant of St.
Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W.
Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 30, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 31, 2011
at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
Those wishing may remember Marie with a donation to Children's Miracle Network,
600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. The Tangorre family thanks St. Joseph's Hospital
ICU and 5th floor Skilled Nursing Unit for the wonderful care given to Marie
over the past several weeks. Star Gazette – January 27, 2011
MICHAEL T. LAGONEGRO, 62 of 313 W. Water St., Monday, April 28, 1958. He was proprietor of Lag’s Grill. Survived by wife, Mrs. Florence Lagonegro; sisters, Mrs. Nicholas Magno of Elmira, Mrs. Charles Vacanti of Rochester; brothers, Ralph G. and Frank J. Lagonegro both of Elmira. Body at Lagonegro family home, 382 W. Fifth St. Prayer service there Thursday at 8:15 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1958
THOMAS J. LAMB Jr. age 85 of Elmira, died Tuesday, March 30, 2004 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Tom was born March 10, 1919, the son of Thomas J. and Mary Irene Williams Lamb. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Sheedy Lamb and sister Estelle Bowers. Tom is survived by daughter and son-in-law Barbara L. and Henry Fagan of Rochester, NY; son and daughter-in-law Thomas J. and Patricia Lamb of Elmira; grandchildren, Patrick (Brenda) Fagan of Rochester, NY, Todd Lamb of Pittsburgh, PA, and Tifanie Lamb of Elmira; great-granddaughter Ashley Fagan of Rochester, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and close friends. Tom was a U.S. Army veteran serving in Africa during World War II. He was retired from the A&P Processing Plant in Horseheads. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. on Thursday, April 1, 2004 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on Friday, April 2, 2004 at 9:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Tom's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, New York –Elmira Star Gazette.
LAMBERT Robert R., Sr. "Bob"
Age 76, of Pine City, died peacefully at his home, surrounded by his loving family, on Monday, August 31, 2009. Bob was born July 9, 1933, son of the late James and Mabel Hall Lambert. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his brother James "Bud" Lambert and first wife Marilou Collins Lambert. Bob is survived by his loving wife of 35 years Patricia Thornton Lambert; sister Helen "Sis" (Ed) Plaisted; children, Matthew D. (Sarah) Lambert of Pine City, Karen (Don) Wilson of Fairport, NY, Kathleen (Jeff) Wilkinson of Parker, CO, Robert (Pat) Lambert, Jr. of Pine City, Katherine (Chris) Collins of Elmira, Julie "Schoochie" Colunio of Pine City, Ellie (Tom McInerny) Walker of Elmira; 18 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; several nieces and nephews; along with special friends The MZB'S. Bob served in the U. S. Navy during the Korean War. He owned and operated The Cake Box Bakery with his father and later owned and operated Kountry Krullers. Bob also worked at Hilliard Corp. for 12 years, retiring in 2005. He was a member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, September 3, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 4, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Bob's memory may be directed to one of the following, Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Bob's family would like to acknowledge Dr. Timothy Baxter, the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center ICU & 2B, and the nurses from Southern Tier Hospice, for the wonderful care given to Bob. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/1/2009 - 9/2/2009
LAMBERT - LEISENRING, Sarah E.
Age 85, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Sarah was born on October 20, 1922 in Arnot, PA, to the late Francis and Jesse (Mays) Lambert. Sarah was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother for which she will be missed dearly. Survivors include her daughter, Beverly (Howard W.) Phillips of Horseheads, NY; sister, Helen (William) Siegl of Rochester, NY; brothers, Robert (Ruth) Lambert of Elmira Heights and Bernard (Jen) Lambert of Elmira; grandchildren, John (Karen) Phillips, Howard (Amy) Phillips Jr., Joseph (Robin) Phillips, James Lamar and Christine Lamar; great-grandchildren, Michael, Kristen, Alyssa, Sarah and Megan Phillips. Sarah was predeceased by her husband, Willard Leisenring in 1990; daughter, Mary Elizabeth Lamar; sisters, Katheryn Race, Florence Stockings and Margaret Ferris; brothers, Francis, William and Lawrence Lambert. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, July 28, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Fr. Christopher Linsler officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Sarah's family would like to thank the 5th floor skilled nursing staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the exceptional care Sarah received. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2008
LARRABEE Francis E. Sr., "Tut"
Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, November 21, 2012. Francis was born on May 26, 1922 in Elmira, son of the late Ezra and Flotella Larrabee. Francis was also predeceased by his wife, Mary Ellen (Hourihan) Larrabee; sisters, Betty Robson and Genevieve Gunderman; and brother, Willis Larrabee. Francis served our country in the US Army during WWII, receiving the decorations of European African Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with 6 Bronze Stars, WWII Victory Medal and Good Conduct Medal. He retired from Hardinge Inc. and worked for Remington Rand for many years. Francis loved hunting, fishing and camping with his family. He will be missed dearly by his family and friends. Francis is survived by his daughter, Theresa (Terry) Moffe of Elmira Heights; sons, Francis Jr. (Nancy) Larrabee and James (Anne) Larrabee, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Christopher (Karin) Larrabee, Michelle (Tim) Steed, Tricia (James) Bocchimuzzo, Scott Larrabee and Kimberly Moffe; great grandchildren, Logan and Kathryn Larrabee, Jacob, Claire, Emma and Cora Steed, and James Thomas Bocchimuzzo; sister, Evelyn Rupp of FL; brother, Kenny Larrabee of TX. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, November 26, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m., James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A remembrance service will follow at 7 p.m. Internment will take place on Tuesday, November 27th, at 10 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with full Military Honors. Star Gazette – November 25, 2012
LATTERELL David Latterell
Age 50, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, December 26, 2010. David was born September 14, 1960, a son of Ernest and Eleanor (Storms) Latterell. He is predeceased by his sister Sherri Latterell. In addition to his parents David is survived by his wife Ann Marie Meck Latterell; children, Kristiann Perry of Fairport NY, Ryan J. Latterell of Elmira, and David T. Latterell of Fairport NY; 3 grandchildren; 8 siblings, along with many nieces, nephews, and in-laws. David was loved by all he knew and will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, December 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 30, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment to follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 29, 2010
Alonzo A longtime resident of Southport died peacefully in the comfort of his home on Sunday Morning, April 30, 2006 at the age of 86. Born on May 3, 1919, Alonzo was the son of Warren and Ida Lavalley. He served in the United States Army Airforce during WWII and the Korean Conflict, his plane was shot down twice over France. Alonzo graduated from Simmons Institute of Mortuary Science, Syracuse, NY, and was a New York State Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer. Well known within the profession, Alonzo gave great care to the families he served and is remembered for his kindness and compassion to others. He was a professional baseball pitcher, a member of the American Legion in Champlain, NY, a past president of the Eagles Club and a communicant of St. Mary's Church. His happiest times were shared with his loving family who survive and cherish his memory. His loving wife and companion of 68 years, Ina Lavalley; their children, Laura and Angelo Fusco, Pine City; Ltc USA Ret. Gloria Besley, Pine City; Ella Rock, Fayetteville, NC; five grandchildren, NYS Trooper Sgt. Christopher Rock, Major Jason (Donna) Rock 10th A Special Forces Group currently serving in Iraq, Billy Besley, Angela (John) Beavers, Tony (Gigi) Fusco; five great-grandchildren, Kaileigh Rock, Colin Rock, Eric Beavers, Kevin Beavers and Nicholas Fusco; brothers, Chester Lavalley and James Lavalley, several nieces and nephews including special nephews, Joe (Mary) Lavalley and Bobby (Delores) Gload; and many family friends. Alonzo was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Eva and Theodore "Teddy" Gload; his brother, Morris Lavalley; and his son-in-law, Philip M. Rock. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday evening, May 2, 2006 between the hours of 7 to 9 p.m. A Wednesday morning prayer service will be held at Caywood's at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira. Graveside services will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Lavalley. Memorial donations may be directed to the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Dialysis Center, 602 Ivy St., Elmira, NY 14905, in his memory.
Robert F. Of Elmira, died on October 28, 2001 at home. He was born July 18, 1930 in Dannemora, NY, to Gilbert and Bertha Lavarnway. He was predeceased by an infant daughter, Cathy. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Catherine and by daughters, Ann Korth and her husband, Frank of New Albany, OH and Margaret Laughlin and her husband, Bob of Houston, TX; by sons, Bob and his wife, Lorrie of Millport, NY, Bill and his wife, Frances of Phoenix, AZ, Tom of Manassas, VA, David and his wife, Laura of Manassas, VA, Michael and his wife, Julia of Elmira and John and his wife, Pam of Bellbrook, OH. Also by 10 granddaughters; 7 grandsons and 2 great-grandsons. Surviving, also, are sisters, Barbara Mero and her husband, Jim of Willsboro, NY and Marilyn Beck of Santa Cruz, CA; brothers, Bill of Concord, NC and John and his wife, Mary of Wasilla, AK; and many nieces and nephews. Bob graduated from Dannemora High School in 1947 and served 4 years in the Navy. He graduated, cum laude, from Syracuse University in 1956. He was employed by Arthur Andersen, Public Accountants for 2 years and in 1963, earned his CPA. For 20 years he was Chief Financial Office of Hancor in Findlay, OH. In 1977 he moved to Elmira and established a printing business, which is now the Quicker Printer. When his children were young he was active in the Home & School Association and the Cub Scouts. In Elmira he served for several years on the board of the Elmira Symphony, now the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and as treasurer of the Elmira Little Theater. He belonged to the Knights of Columbus and to Rotary. His family is deeply grateful for the care provided by Hospice. Friends may call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts, on Monday, October 29, 2001 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Walter Wainwright at 10:00 AM at St. Patrick's Church on Tuesday, October 30, 2001. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. He was a good man. God rest his dear soul. The Knights of Columbus Council #229 will gather at McInerny Funeral Home on Monday 8:30 PM to conduct a prayer service for our late brother, Robert Lavarnway. Signed: Ed Jaskolka Grand Knight
LaVELLE Patrick J. "PJ"
Age 48, died very unexpectedly Wednesday, September 17, 2008. PJ was born October 5, 1959, a son of Kay Atkinson LaVelle and the late Lawrence J. LaVelle. In addition to his father he is predeceased by his mother-in-law Ann M. O'Neil, aunt Mary Marr, and grandparents. Along with his mother PJ is survived by his loving wife, and best friend, Susan Gush LaVelle; daughter Taylor Ann LaVelle; brothers and sister-in-law, Joseph M. and Susan LaVelle of Wellsburg, Jeffrey W. LaVelle of Queen Creek, AZ, Michael J. LaVelle of Daytona Beach, FL; sister-in-law Kathryn Lynough of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, F. James and Anne Gush of Dallas, TX, Michael Gush of Elmira, Kevin Gush of Sarasota, FL; father-in-law Frank Gush, with his wife Patricia, of Elmira; nieces and nephews, James and Erin LaVelle, Alyssa and Sean Lynough, Jordan Gush, Stephanie Kulp; aunts and uncles, Jeane LaVelle, James and Marla Gannon, Roger and Joan O'Neil, Linda and Richard Crawford; step father-in-law Dr. Daniel Fisher of Elmira, with his children, Paul, Daniel and Amy; along with many good friends. PJ graduated from Southside High School in 1978. He was employed as a Corrections Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility. PJ enjoyed riding his Harley Davidson and all sports. He was an avid golfer and a big fan of both the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. Up until the last few years he was an active basketball referee and softball umpire. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Most important, though, PJ's greatest love, and joy, was the time spent with Susan and Taylor Ann. He will be forever loved and missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 21, 2008 from 1:00 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 Monday, September 22, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in PJ's memory may be directed to The Taylor LaVelle Education Fund, c/o Kay LaVelle, 874 Holdridge Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/19/2008
LAWES - RUNDALL
Margaret A. (Lawes) Of Linwood, New Jersey, died at her home, surrounded by her loving family on December 4, 2005. Margaret was born on June 9, 1932, the daughter of Jackson H. Lawes and Ellen (Frost) Lawes. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her brother, Jackson J. Lawes. Margaret is survived by her loving husband, Theodore, sons, with their families, Timothy and Kathleen Rundall of Marmora, NJ with children, Devon, Erin and Megan, and Steven and Maria Rundall of Linwood, NJ with children, Theodora and Josephine; sisters and brothers-in-law, Eugenia and Sidney Brown of Elmira, and Mary Frances and Jack Burke of Lowman; brother Jerome Lawes of Horseheads; many beloved nieces and nephews, and her very dear and life-long friends, George and Marlene Loveland of Pine City. After graduating from Southside High School, Margaret was employed as a secretary at St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing in Elmira. Later in life she worked as an assistant librarian in the Somers Point, NJ public library. A devoted and loving wife, mother and grandmother, Margaret was a member of St. Joseph's Church in Somers Point. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Thursday, December 8, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a special donation to your favorite charity in Margaret's memory.
LAZESKI – Mrs. James [Florence] E. Farley, 50, of
Elmira, NY, former Blossburg resident, died Friday, July 9, 1954 at her home.
She was a graduate of the St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing, Elmira.
Surviving are her husband; three sons, James Jr., Joseph and John, all at home;
her father, Joseph Lazeski, Blossburg; two sisters, Mrs. Catherine Szerszen,
Elmira, and Mrs. Martha Bombarry, Blossburg; and two brothers, Alber Lazeski,
Elmira and Edward Lazeski, Erie. Prayer services were Monday with High Mass of
requiem following in St. Cecelia Church, Elmira. Burial was in St. Peter and
Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira. – Wellsboro Agitator, July 1954
LEACH Sylvia Ann Leach Maloney
Erin, NY: Age 65, died after lengthy illnesses on
Thursday, February 17, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital. Sylvia was born April 7,
1945 the daughter of the late Frank P. and Yolanda (Pariso) Leach. She is also
predeceased by her brother Patrick. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 17
years J. William Maloney, Jr.; daughter, Laura Rybak Sklba with children
Greyson and Luke; son Anthony Rybak, with daughter Kylee; sister Mary Pedigo,
with daughter Amber; brother and sister-in-law Francis X. and Leigh Leach; step-children,
John W. Maloney, Susan Maloney, Ann (Jerry) Laney, William Maloney, with their
children. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, and in-laws. Sylvia
fought a brave, long battle for many years. Her artistic talents, compassion,
and graciousness, towards all will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, February
20, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the
funeral home on Monday, February 21, 2011 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of
Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will take
place on Tuesday, February 22, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul's
Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Sylvia with a donation to Elmira Animal
Shelter, 317 E. Church Street, Elmira NY 14901. We extend our deepest gratitude
to the doctors and nurses at Robert Packer Hospital, 2nd floor ICU, as well as
the entire Oncology Department. Special thanks go to the incredible team of
professionals that provided Sylvia with overwhelming care and compassion at
both St. Joseph's Hospital and Robert Packer Hospital. Star Gazette –
February 19, 2011
MISS WINIFRED LEACH late of 220 Orchard Street died this morning (Nov. 8, 1933) at 3 o’clock. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Catherine Trumm of Elmira. Miss Leach was a member of the SS. Peter and Paul Church and of the Rosary, Altar and Sacred Heart Societies of that parish. The body is in the Honan Funeral Home and later will be removed to the family home. Funeral notice later. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1933
LEARY –MRS. (CATHERINE) DANIEL P. HOLLERAN. The funeral of Mrs. Catherine Holleran will be held at the home of her mother, Mrs. Catherine Leary at 505 East Market Street, Wednesday morning at 8 o’clock and in the SS. Peter and Paul Church at 9 o’clock. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. The SS. Peter and Paul Rosary Society will meet at the family home this evening at 8 o’clock. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1928
Source: Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY; microfilm newspaper collection
Paper: The Telegram, Elmira NY, 18 November 1906
Subject: John Leary
BRIGHT YOUNG MAN GONE - John Leary Died after a Battle of Eleven Weeks With Typhoid Fever - John Leary passed from life last Monday at his home, 703 Jay street, after a hard attack of typhoid fever. He was twenty-six years of age and had been employed as a cigar maker at Gradwell & Fitzgerald’s, where his father was also employed before his demise about two years ago. Besides his mother, Mrs. P. Leary, four sisters survive, Mrs. D. P. Holleran, Miss Teresa, Miss Loretta and Miss Anna Leary, of this city, and two brothers, Thomas, an employee of the Gazette, and Francis. The funeral was held Wednesday morning at the house at 9 o’clock and at 10 o’clock in SS. Peter & Paul’s Church. Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul cemetery. The Rev. Father Lang officiated. The pall bearers were: Charles Fitzgerald, Silas Murray, Thomas Maley, Joseph Birmingham, Mortimer Kelly, Charles Foran. The flower bearers were Francis O’Hara and Thomas Jones. John Leary was a young man of progressive ideas. He had formed many friendships during life. Ed. note: John Leary was the son of Patrick Leary and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Leary. This uncle Thomas Fitzgerald was co-owner of the firm Gradwell & Fitzgerald, where John Leary worked.
Source: Steele Memorial Library, Elmira NY; microfilm newspaper collection
Paper: The Elmira Telegram, Elmira NY, 02 April 1905
Subject: Patrick Leary
WELL KNOWN CIGARMAKER DEAD - The demise of Patrick Leary Tuesday afternoon at his home, No. 703 Jay street, removed from the community an esteemed citizen. He was a well known cigarmaker, having been in the employ of Hogan & Sullivan for a number of years. The deceased is survived by his wife and seven children, John, Thomas, Catherine, Loretta, Theresa, Ann, Frances (sic); two brothers, John, of this city, and Bartholomew of Binghamton, and one sister, Mrs. John Lucy, of Waverly. The funeral was Friday morning at 9 o’clock from the house and at 10 o’clock from SS. Peter and Paul’s church. Burial was in SS. Peter and Paul’s cemetery. Ed. note: Francis is his son. His wife is Katherine (Fitzgerald) Leary.
LEARY Thomas F
Source: New York State Library, Albany NY, newspaper microfilm collection
Paper: Star-Gazette, Elmira NY, Fri. 18 June 1971, pg 9
Subject: Thomas F. Leary
RETIRED ELMIRA PRINTER DIES - Thomas F. Leary of Newtown Towers, one of Elmira’s old-time printers, died this morning at St. Joseph Hospital. He was 85. Mr. Leary entered the hospital June 12 after suffering a hip fracture in a fall.When he retired as a Star-Gazette printer in 1955, Mr. Leary rounded out a career of nearly 50 years in the newspaper business. He was also known for his association with the restaurant business, having worked for many years with his brother-in-law, the late James F. Walsh, in operation of the former Erie House on Railroad Ave. A native of Binghamton, Mr. Leary came to Elmira at an early age, attended local schools and started his career in newspapering shortly after the turn of the century. He left school to become a printer’s devil at the old Gazette at Lake and Water Sts., and was on hand when Frank E. Gannett came to Elmira to become, in 1906, part owner of the Gazette. Leary was on the scene when The Star and The Gazette consolidated in 1907. Except for a brief period in the early 1930s, he was a composing room employee of The Star-Gazette until his retirement. He was an honorary member of Elmira Elks Lodge and a member of Elmira Typographical Union 19. Ed. note: Thomas Leary was the son of Patrick Leary and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Leary. He and his wife, Susan (Walsh) Leary had no children.
JOHN P. LEE infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John C. Lee of 161 High Street, died Wednesday morning (July 6, 1932) at 2:05 o’clock. The body reposes in the McInerny & O’Dea Funeral Home where the funeral will be held this morning at the convenience of the family. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 7/7/1932
LEISENRING Shelley Ann WHOLEBEN
Age 57, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 14, 1953 in Elmira, daughter of the late Edger and Dorothy (Cady) Leisenring and died
Wednesday, September 22, 2010 very unexpectedly at home. She is survived by her husband of 32 years, Paul S. Wholeben; son, Shaun Wholeben and family; brother, Edger Leisenring along with other brothers and sisters; niece, Kim Fulkerod and family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 28th from 12 to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 26, 2010
LeMARK - MARINO
Frances LeMark Age 82, entered into eternal life on Thursday, July 14, 2005. A native and lifelong resident of Elmira, Frances was the daughter of the late Joseph and Philomena (Cavaluzzi) LeMark. She worked for many years in women's fashion at area stores including Rosenbaum's, Iszard's and The Cameo Shop. Frances was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church and member of the Sacred Heart Society. She was also a member of the I.A.V. auxiliary. She was predeceased by her husband, Larry Marino; three sisters, Mary Bellantoni, Elizabeth Cassetta and Lynn Hager; two brothers, Samuel and James LeMark. Survivors include five sisters-in-law, Ann LeMark, Dolores LeMark, Florence, Connie and Virginia Marino, brother-in-law, Joseph Troccia, all of the Elmira area; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Prayers will be offered on Tuesday, July 19th, at 9:00 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
LENNON, William H., late of 431 Broadway, died Friday at 6:10 p. m. after an extended illness. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Frances WHITTEMORE Lennon, three sisters, Mrs. Edward Kelly, Mrs. William Kennedy, Miss Margaret KELLY; a brother, James LENNON, all of Elmira. Mr. Lennon was a member of the St. Mary Parish and Elmira Lodge 62, BPO of Elks. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 8:15 p. m. and in the St. Mary Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in the SS, Peter & Paul Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette. March 31, 1934. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
LEPA - MAKOWIEC Pauline S.
Age 95, of Elmira, NY. She was born April 12, 1914 in Elmira, daughter of the late Isador and Theresa (Dobek) Lepa and died
Friday, March 5, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit after an extended illness. She lived in Elmira all her life except for 8 years when she lived in Fayetteville, NC with her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and John DeMark. Pauline was a lifetime member of the White Eagles Society. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter Makowiec; sisters, Rose Kamas and Tillie Mekos; brothers, Frank and Mike Lepa. Pauline is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and John DeMark, Jr. of Fayetteville, NC; son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Linda Makowiec of Palm Bay, FL; grandchildren, Robin DeMark of Mt. Olive, NC, John DeMark III of Hartland, WI, Dean DeMark of Fayetteville, NC, Chad and Shawn Makowiec, both of Campbell, NY and Ritchie Makowiec of Palm Bay, FL; step grandchildren Chris Clark of Corning and Tammy Leavitt of Norcross, GA; 6 great -grandchildren; very special niece, Theresa Youngman; nephews, Frank Lepa and Jim Kamas; nieces, Maryann Kamas, Joanna Berquist and Mary Ann Polcyn; very special friend, Irene Johnson, all of Elmira; very special thank you to a close long time friend and the singer of "Go Rest High On That Mountain", Ms. Linda Hawley of Mt. Olive, NC. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, March 9th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Prayers will be offered there a 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers will be her grandsons, John and Dean DeMark, nephew, Andy Youngman, grandsons, Chad and Shawn Makowiec and nephew, John Polcyn. Special thank you and blessings to the staff and all the caregivers for Pauline at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.7.2010
LEPKOWSKI Leon F. "Lee"
77, of Horseheads, NY, died September 14, 2010. He was born September 8, 1933, the son of the late John and Leona Lepkowski. He was predeceased by his brother, John Paul. Lee is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Mary Ann (Cloke) Lepkowski, with their seven children, 20 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. Sons: Michael, children: Michael, Christopher and Kayla, their mother Kathleen Lepkowski; Steven (Marlene), children: Thomas, Daniel and David; Thomas (Elaine), children: Bryan, Matthew and Alyssa; Daniel (Kelly), children: Jacob, Allison and Hannah; daughters: Ann Lepkowski, children: Patrick and Emily; Lisa (Chad) West, children: Kaitlyn, Rebekah, Christy and great-granddaughter Sadie Marie; Julie (Tim) Spooner, children: Ryan, Mari and Liam; aunts: Louise Lepkowski, Agnes Mayewski; several nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law. He retired in 1989 from Elmira Correctional Facility after serving 33 years. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean War. Lee was communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church and a member of the Horseheads American Legion and the White Eagles Club. He enjoyed spending time with his family, Disney World and Keuka Lake. He enjoyed cheering for his children and grandchildren as they played sports, and watching the Orioles and DUKE basketball. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church Street, Elmira on Thursday, September 16, from 7 to 9 p.m., Friday, September 17, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. A prayer service there Saturday, September 18, at 9 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Burial to take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Notre Dame High School, Elmira or Food Bank of the Southern Tier (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). -- Elmira Star Gazette, September 16, 2010
LEPKOWSKI Peter Thomas
Formerly of Breesport, NY and presently of Corning, NY died unexpectedly Thursday morning August 9, 2001 as the result of a construction accident at the age of 24. Born on January 14, 1977 in Elmira, NY; Peter was the son of William and Diane King Lepkowski. He attended Horseheads High School, graduating in 1995; while in school he was an standout athlete, excelling in football and baseball. His love of hockey began at age 5 and continued throughout his life. Peter was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira. He was employed by Beavers Petroleum and Equipment Co. for the last 5 years. He enjoyed attending sporting events and spending time with his family and many friends. Surviving are his loving parents, Diane and William Lepkowski of Breesport, NY; his sister, Sara Lepkowski; brother, Michael Lepkowski; and a niece, Alissa VanOstrand all of Breesport, NY; aunts and uncles, James and Veronica Lepkowski of Pine Valley, NY; Roger and Diane King of Horseheads, NY; and Jean and Donald Quinn of Horseheads, NY; Peter's companion and loving friend, Candice Hall of Corning, NY; several cousins and many friends. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Leland and Pauline King; paternal grandparents, Leonard and Cecilia Lepkoske; and his great great aunt Helen Masterson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, August 12, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place there Monday (10AM) in the Gardens with the Reverend Pat Connor officiating. Following funeral services Peter will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and his ashes will be buried in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Pete was loved by all whose hearts he touched.
LEPKOWSKI ROSEMARY MANGELS
Rosemary Age 84 of Elmira NY, died Sunday, October 15, 2006 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Rosemary was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Anthony and Veronica (Apenowich) Lepkowski. She was predeceased by her husband Henry J. Mangels on September 20, 2004. Rosemary is survived by her children, with their families, John A. and Joan Mangels of Irvine, CA with son David (Wendy) Mangels of Acton, MA; and Marianne and Dennis Miller of Chantilly, VA with children, Erin and Jeremy; along with several nieces and nephews. Rosemary was a longtime devoted communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, October 20, 2006 from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. A funeral service will be held there on Saturday, October 21, 2006 at 11:00 am followed by committal prayers and interment at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Rosemary's memory may be directed to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira NY 14904.
LESLIE - SANDORE Marguerite E.
Age 81, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at Elcor Health Services. Marguerite was born January 31, 1926, the daughter of the late Andrew and Maude Lee Leslie. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband, Henry P. Sandore and daughter, Theresa A. Sandore. Marguerite is survived by her children, with spouses, Henry and Elizabeth Sandore, James and Mary Sandore, Karen and Larry Stratton, Mary Sandore, Linda Knapp, Margaret and Robert Allen, Helen and Jack Smith, Nancy and William Walworth, Jane Sandore, and Joyce and Mark Plaisted; grandchildren, Brian, Angela, Laurie, Jean, David, Robert Jr., Brenda, Jason, Michael, Matthew, Kelli, Steven, Michael, Thomas, Melissa, Jennifer, Amy, Nicole, Amber, McKenna, Nolan, Andrew, Rebecca, Jacob, and Allison; 25 great-grandchildren; special relatives, The MacFarland Family of Arkansas; along with uncle, Anthony Palone. Marguerite earned her Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Education from Elmira College. She was a retired Pre-K teacher for the Horseheads School District. An avid camper, Marguerite enjoyed her many camping trips with her family. She was a former communicant of St. Patrick's Church, where she served as a Eucharistic Minister. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Marguerite's memory may be directed to Multiple Sclerosis, Upstate NY Chapter, 1650 South Avenue, Rochester NY 14620.
LESZYK Cecilia R. Foulke
Age 94, of Elmira, died Monday October 21, 2013. Survived by her son, Jared (Geraldine) Foulke, Elmira; grandchildren, Andrea (Michael) Lillard of Parsippany, NJ and William Foulke of Elmira, NY; great-grandsons, Corbin and Cole Lillard; sister, Marcianna Lawson, brother John (Dawn) Leszyk; sisters-in-law, Margaret Leszyk & Camilla Leszyk; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by husband, Jared Foulke, in 1973; parents, Sophia & Nicodemus Leszyk; brothers, Felix Leszyk & Vincent Leszyk. Cecilia was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church (Christ the Redeemer Parish). She retired from the A&P Plant in 1982. There will be no calling hours at Cecilia's request and in lieu of flowers (including at the Funeral Mass) donations may be made to a charity of ones choice in her name. The family will receive relatives and friends in St. Casimir's Church on Friday, October 25 at 9:30 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial there at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013
LESZYK Vincent A.
Age 88, of Horseheads, died Monday, March 26, 2012.
Survived by wife of 57 years Camilla; sons, Michael Leszyk, Elmira Heights, Thomas
Leszyk, Elmira; grandchildren, Kristiana (Lloyd) Friedah, Holly, Nicholas,
Anna, Amy, and Elizabeth Leszyk; great-grandson, Jack; sisters, Marcianna
Lawson & Cecelia Foulke; brother, John ( Dawn) Leszyk; sister in-law,
Margaret Leszyk; brother in-law, Fred (Joan) Caravetta; several nieces, nephews
and cousins; predeceased by parents, Sophia & Nicodemus Leszyk; brother,
Felix Leszyk. Vincent was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother's Church,
Horseheads, US Army Veteran of WWII & Korea. Vincent was a Bronze Star
& a Purple Heart recipient. He was a member of the White Eagle's Club &
the Elmira Heights Legion. Vincent was retired from Hardinge Brothers and was
an avid golfer. Those wishing may make a donation in Vincent's memory to a
veteran's organization of one's choice. The family will receive relatives and
friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, March 29, from 5- 7 p.m. A
prayer service there Friday, March 30, at 10:15 a.m. followed by his Mass of
Christian Burial in St. Mary Our Mother's Church at 11:15 a.m. Burial to follow
in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 28, 2012
LEWIS - PALUCK, Dorothy M. (Lewis)
Of Elmira Heights, NY. Beloved wife, mother and grandma, age 85, died at home surrounded by "her girls", Mary Helene, Annie and Mary Ellen. Born in Mayfield, PA, she was predeceased by her parents, Thomas and Mary (Kilgannon) Lewis; siblings, Charles, Thomas, Edward and (twin) Irene Lewis Nolan. She is survived by her loving husband, Ben, with whom she shared 58 years of marriage. She leaves behind two daughters, Mary Helene (Mark) Missert (who were her caregivers) and Ann (Thomas) Kilmer. Dorothy also relied on her devoted niece, Mary Ellen Nolan (to whom she was a second mother) and her faithful and helpful brother-in-law, Casimir "Rico" Paluch. Another niece, Sheila Carney, who took her to bingo games and shared family memories, will deeply miss her aunt, Dorothy, as well as her son, Jim (Amy) Carney. Other family members surviving include her grandchildren, Nathan (Tracy Touris) Tress, Jeffrey (Kara Hill) Tress, Andrew (Jennifer) Kilmer and Michelle Kilmer, who were her pride and joy. Also a niece, Patricia Carney (Bob) Bennett and children; sister-in-law, Dorothy Paluch of Corning; and nephews, Thomas, Timothy and Terry Paluch with their spouses and children; nephew, Edward (Patricia) Lewis and sons, Ryan and Evan of North Carolina and cousin, Cora Waibel of Carbondale, PA; sister-in-law, Pauline Lewis of PA and niece, Barbara Ward and family of New Jersey. Dorothy was an employee of the A & P plant and enjoyed her work there with many friends and treasured memories over her career. Her bingo friends were a constant source of pleasure, especially Edie Walton, Jean Dann, Floyd, Susie, Georgia Knox, Helen, "Moe", Eleanor Covey, Terry, Shelley, Marie Novick, Annie, Lillian, Kitty and Nanette Wyak. Thanks, too, to the wonderful bingo workers at the Elmira Heights and Horseheads Legions. Special thank you to Dr. Taryn Draxler, nurse Sandy and nurse practitioner Kris Hill. Also the staffs at St. Joseph's Hospital (Unit 3C), Elcor's Colonial Ridge West and Arnot Ogden Hospital (4A and 4B Nursing Units). Also staff at Gentiva and Southern Tier Hospice greatly eased Dorothy's passage. And thanks to Marcia Ashton, RN, who always assisted with care. Dorothy will miss her neighbors Gloria Johnson, Tina, Jennifer and Kiah Butler and Nayasha VanDyke. She was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Parish for many years, with a special devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Her family also gives grateful thanks to Sister Rita of the Dominican Monastery for her support and prayers. She will be remembered for her generosity to anyone in need, her affectionate nature, boundless love and exuberance in living. At her request there will be no calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights on Thursday, October 9th, at 1 p.m. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant with Frances McLaren as Organist and dear friend, Nanette Wyak as Cantor. She will be laid to rest in the family plot at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing, may remember Dorothy through donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/8/2008
LEWIS Jenna Elizabeth Infant daughter of
Joseph and Shannon (Culshaw) Lewis. She was born Sunday, March 11, 2007, at the
Arnot Ogden Medical Center and died Monday, March 12, 2007. In addition to her
parents, she is survived by her sister, Alyssa Lewis at home; maternal
grandparents, Sharon and Martin Culshaw; maternal great-grandmothers, Josephine
Thompson and Mary Culshaw, all of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Robin and Donald
Lewis; paternal great-grandparents, Beverly and Donald Lewis, Frances and Lynn
Edwards, all of Horseheads; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake
St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, March 15th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her
funeral service will be held there on Friday, March 16th, at 10 a.m. Rev.
Walter L. Wainwright will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will
follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.