St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
PETER K. McCABE age 17 of 1487 Hickory Lane, Pine City, NY, Thursday, May 21, 1987. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Sunday 4 to 8 p.m. with a Wake Service at 8 p.m. His uncle, Father Richard Myhalyk will officiate. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial and Committal at St. Mary’s Church Monday 11 a.m. Interment, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family would greatly appreciate contributions to the Southside High School Booster Club, c/o Bud Hulser at Southside High School. Survived by parents, Gerard Peter and Rita Anne Myhalyk McCabe; brother, James Patrick McCabe all at home; grandparents, Peter and Irene Myhalyk of Elmira, Mrs. John McCabe of Elmira Heights; several aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Peter was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, a junior at Southside High School and a member of the Southside High School Varsity Basketball Team. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1987
McCARRICK - LENNON, Anna M. (McCarrick)
Age 84, formerly of Newtown St., Elmira, NY. She was born February 6, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late Frank and Ethel (Turner) McCarrick and died Wednesday, December 17, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, James J. Lennon in 1979; sister, Gertrude Coleman in 1993; brother, Thomas J. McCarrick in 1989; and cousin, John Turner in 2008. Anna is survived by her loving brother, Robert J. McCarrick of Elmira; sister-in-law, Daureen McCarrick of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, including George and Jean (Coleman) Brimmer of Pine City, Tina and Bill Warwick of Pine City, Carol and Bruce Westlake of Virginia Beach, VA, Robert and Kathy McCarrick of Elmira; cousin, Millie Turner of Elmira; special friends, Herman (Chris) DeJong and Daniel O'Connell of Greenville, SC, Roger Wilson of Bloomfield, NJ; loving close friend, Philomena Heppe of Pine City; her beloved dog, Tammy. Anna retired from J.C. Penney at the Arnot Mall as Personnel Manager in 1984 after 33 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, past president of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, member and past president of the Ladies of Charity and an AARP volunteer income tax counselor for 21 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 19th, from 2 to 5 p.m. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 20th, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Anna through donations to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904 or the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2008
McCARTHY - WHITFORD
Alice McCarthy Loving mother and grandmother Age 89, formerly of W. Water St., Elmira, died Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at Woodbrook. Alice, daughter of Timothy B. and Anna Reagan McCarthy is survived by her daughter and only child, Julie C. Feldmann, with husband, Bill Feldmann of Elmira; beloved grandchildren, Jackie A. Feldmann of Port St. Lucie, FL and William Feldmann, Jr., with wife Audrey, of Charlotte, NC; beloved nephews and nieces, John, Tim and Joe Noonan, Ann N. McLaughlin, Virginia N. Tortorici, John and Tim McCarthy. Alice was married later in her life to former Elmira Police Chief, Thomas G. Whitford, who died in 1995. Mr. Whitford is survived by his daughter, Carol Gray and her four children. Also surviving Alice are her dear and special friends; Helen Fitzpatrick, Helen LaBrecque, Marian Wyckoff, KathleenCarpenter, Francis Steed Family, Art Ambrose Family and Dr. William Cusick Family. Alice is also predeceased by her brothers and sisters-in-law, Timothy and Marian McCarthy, Simon and Dorothy McCarthy, and Dan McCarthy; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and James Noonan; great-grandson, William Feldmann Stewart and niece, Mary Noonan Vater. BF Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, June 16, 2000 from 7:00 to 9:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at 9:15 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Alice was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and Elmira College. She worked for various doctors in the Elmira area, before going to work for the Elmira City School District, from which she retired as an Administrative School Nurse Supervisor. Alice was a member of the NYS Teachers Association; former long time member of St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She was an avid card player, who enjoyed playing bridge with a group of special friends. Alice's family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct donations in Alice's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira NY 14901 or Woodbrook, 1250 Maple Ave., Elmira NY 14904. Alice's family is indebted to the many care givers, Jean Zimmer, Janet Brown, Pat Russell and the entire staff of Woodbrook, with a special thanks to Laurie, Dorothy, Sandy, Judy, Cathy, Marlene and Gary for the love and assisted care provided to Alice for the past 2 1/2 years. The residents of Woodbrook will also always be remembered and have a special place in our hearts.
BRENDAN C. MCCARTHY - It is with deep sadness that we announce the death of Brendan C. McCarthy, a wonderful husband and most amazing father. Brendan passed away Sunday, June 14, 2015, peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. Brendan fought a courageous two year battle with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease. Brendan's life began in Elmira, NY on May 18, 1976. He is survived by his wife Killeen (Kane); four children, Kiersten, Kaelyn, Keenan and Bailey; parents, Thomas and Nancy McCarthy; brother, Sean (Michelle) McCarthy; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Joseph and MaryAnne Kane; brothers-in-law, Jeremiah (Amy) Kane and Shaun (Rian) Kane; nephews, Connor McCarthy, Liam and Quinn Kane and a niece, Brooke McCarthy; along with numerous loving relatives and special friends. Brendan was raised in Horseheads, NY and was a graduate of Horseheads Class of 1994. He earned a Bachelor's Degree from Cortland State and Master's Degrees from both Binghamton University and Mansfield University. Brendan was a Special Education teacher at Horseheads High School, where he spent many hours poolside coaching the Horseheads Thrashers Swim team. Both personally, and professionally, Brendan impacted the lives of countless individuals throughout his life. He will be remembered for his devotion to family, witty charm, dedication to education, and passion for swimming, running and bicycling. His strength and upbeat attitude since his health declined was admirable. To honor his memory, enjoy the little things in life, hold your family in love, celebrate your success and learn from your failures. His family would like to extend their gratitude to the many doctors, nurses and caregivers for their support, compassionate care and kindness. To all their family and friends, a special thanks for the many meals, gifts and support. Family and friends are invited to visit McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 from 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Brendan's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at 1:00 p.m., St. Patrick's Church. Interment and committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Team McCarthy was a big part of Brendan's life the past few years, with their love and support. It is the request of the McCarthy family that all who have Team McCarthy T-shirts please wear them to both Brendan's calling hours and Mass. In lieu of traditional remembrances, memorial contributions may be made to the McCarthy Family Trust, for his children, c/o Joseph Kane, 231 Weaver Road, Waverly, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/2015
McCARTHY Marjorie C.
Age 70, of Elmira, died Thursday, December 20, 2007 with her loving children by her side. Marge was born July 11, 1937, daughter of the late Albert and Marian Newmark Connelly. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her loving friend, and father of her children, Daniel W. McCarthy, his parents, Owen P. and Loretta M. Bebble McCarthy, uncle and aunt, William H. and Helen Phillips. Marge is survived by her children, with their families, Eileen M. and Mark J. Ruppenthal of Horseheads, with son, Daniel J.; William M. and Jennifer S. McCarthy of Elmira, with daughters, Anna I. and Bea A.; Kevin M. and Colleen M. McCarthy of Elmira, with children, Lindsay C., Justin P., and Patrick J.; along with many cherished friends. Marge was a graduate of Southside High School. She worked at New York Telephone Company before staying home to raise her children. Marge later returned to work as a court clerk with NYS Compensation Court, from where she retired. In her earlier years Marge was active in the Democratic Party, and was also a long time Election Inspector with Chemung County. She was a volunteer with the Clemens Center, a member of the Ladies Division of the A.O.H., and a life long communicant of St. Mary's Church. Ever the proud grandmother, Marge loved the time spent with her grandchildren, beaming whenever she was with them. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 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, December 27, 2007 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 Marge's memory may be directed to either Daniel W. McCarthy Junior Division, A.O.H., 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira NY 14904, or Josh Palmer Fund, c/o Community Foundation, 307 E. Water Street, Elmira NY 14901. The Ladies Division of A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 26, 2007 at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a service for Marge. Signed Mary Fran Cowley- President Marge's family extends their heartfelt appreciation to Ken Akins, Mary Ann Baker, Mary Palmer, Drs. Dauphin and Navone, along with the staff at IMAST, for the exceptional care given their mother. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/21/2007 - 12/26/2007.
MARTIN F. ‘MARTY’ MCCARTHY age 84 of Chemung, passed away peacefully at the Robert Packer Hospital on Thursday, September 01, 2016. Marty was born in Elmira, a son of Thomas J. and Jennie Newell McCarthy. He was predeceased by his wife Loretta Sheehe McCarthy. Marty is survived by his daughter, Elizabeth A. McCarthy with Steven Crum of Horseheads with their children, Aidan, Teagan and Mallory Crum; sister Rose E. McCarthy of Elmira; brother Robert N. McCarthy; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 at Epiphany Catholic Church, 304 South Elmer St., Sayre PA, at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Marty was a U.S. Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was retired from the Elmira Water Board with over 30 years of service. He was a train enthusiast and even had a track and engine in his yard. Marty enjoyed the outdoors and trips to the Adirondack Mountains. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/2016
McCARTHY - DeLANEY, Sara M. "Sally"
Age 91, of Elmira, died
peacefully on Wednesday, April 28, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. Mrs. DeLaney was born in Elmira on February 12, 1919, a daughter of Charles J. and Anna (McNevin) McCarthy. She was predeceased by her husband Thomas B. DeLaney on August 22, 1990. Mrs. DeLaney is survived her children with their spouses, John M. and Elizabeth DeLaney of Syracuse, Thomas C. DeLaney of Elmira, M. Eileen and John Clarke of Liverpool NY, Sally and Paul Goldberg of Delmar NY, Ann and Brian Deacon of Fayetteville NY, James R. and Kathleen DeLaney of Elmira, W. Paul and Micki DeLaney of Festus MO, D. Justin and Joan DeLaney of Elmira, Margaret and Peter Radez of Horseheads, Joseph P. and Cindy DeLaney of Cortland NY. She is also survived by her sister Eleanor Flynn of Elmira; 28 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, along with many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, April 30, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Sally's memory may be directed to Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St. Elmira NY 14901. Mrs. DeLaney was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and a former member of the Elmira City School District School Board. She was proud of her Irish heritage and deeply devoted to her family and her Catholic faith. Her funeral mass on Saturday will be on the 65th anniversary of her marriage to Tom in the same church. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 30, 2010
McCARTY - THATCHER, Harriet E.
Age 77, of Elmira NY, died Saturday, December 20, 2008 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Harriet was born April 29, 1931, daughter of William R. and Treva Sliter McCarty. She was predeceased by her husband Edward A. Thatcher, brother William McCarty and sister Martha Frost. Harriet is survived by her sons, Mark E. Thatcher with wife Sharon of New Kent County VA, Bret A. Thatcher, Kevin M. Thatcher and Edward "J. P." Thatcher with wife Debra all of Elmira; grandchildren, Kevan and Kyle Thatcher, Treva Gilmore, and Meghan Thatcher, Ian, Alexis, Andrew, and Jessica Thatcher; great grandchildren, Shaun and Mark Thatcher; brother Harry McCarty with wife Loretta of Horseheads; good friends, Jerry and Patricia Meeker of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Harriet grew up on West First Street in Elmira and continued to live there most of her life as she raised her family in the same home. She had worked for a number of years as a teacher's aide at St. Patrick's and St. Mary's Catholic Schools. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Tuesday, December 23, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, December 24, 2008 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Harriet's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/22/2008
McCARTY Michele Marie, Age 41, of Corning, NY, died Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at Corning Hospital. Michele was born April 29, 1966, a daughter of Harry and Loretta Dunlavey McCarty. She is predeceased by her sister Mary Jo Brinthaupt. In addition to her parents Michele is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, LuAnn McCarty of Horseheads, Sharon and Tom Fitzsimmons of Chalfont, PA, and Patricia and Greg Lawrence of Orefiled, PA; nephew Brian Brinthaupt of Orefield, PA; nieces, Amy Fitzsimmons and Lisa Fitzsimmons, both of Rochester, and Colleen Fitzsimmons of Chalfont, PA; along with numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. Michele was a resident of the Davis Road Pathway's Home in Corning for 20 years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, March 22, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, March 24, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Michele's memory may be directed to Pathways, Inc. 131 E. First Street, Corning NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/20/2008.
WILLIAM J. McCARTHY of 1116 Hoffman St. Prayer service today at 8:15 a.m. at family home. Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. John the Baptist Church, the Rev. Joseph O. Gorman, celebrant, the Rev. Barthelomew O’Brian, deacon and the Rev. Philip D. McGann, subdeacon. Pallbearers. Clifford G. Parry, Philip M. Sutton, Leon J. Harrenton, Thomas Cadck, Earl R. Dockerson, and William P. Lynch. The Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus were guard of honor. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The Rev. Hubert A. Buskey and the Rev. William A. Burns were in the sanctuary, Fr. O’Brien and Fr. Gorman were at the cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/23/1958
MISS SARA C. MCCARTHY of Wilmington, Del., formerly of Elmira Monday, Oct. 23, 1950. Survived by sisters, Miss Katherine McCarthy, Miss Alice McCarthy and Mrs. Michael Rhode, all of Rochester; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday at 8 a.m. and at St. Patrick'’ Church at 9. St. Peter & Paul'’ Cemetery. -–lmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1950
MCCHESNEY –SHIRLEY LEVANDUSKI AGNELLO NEE: MCCHESNEY died on Sunday, July 17, 2016 in Elmira, N.Y. from complications of surgery after a brief illness. She would have been 98 on Aug. 17th. Shirley was born in the Town of Providence, N.Y. in 1918 to Clarence and Leila (Matteson) McChesney and raised in Galway, N.Y. She was predeceased by her first husband, Theodore (Ted) Levanduski of Elmira, N.Y. in 1983 and her second husband, Charles Agnello of Amherst, N.Y. in 1997 as well as her parents and brothers, C. Duane (Mary Jane) McChesney and Richard (Mary) McChesney, all of Galway. Shirley is survived by her three sons, Thomas Levanduski and his spouse Jim Reed of Guilderland, N.Y., Gregory Levanduski and his wife Rebecca of Needham, Mass. and Ronald Levanduski of Elmira; her step-mother Shirley McChesney of Galway, stepsister Jackie and her husband Doug Bombard of Cornelius, N.C., half-brothers David McChesney and his wife Glenda of Wells, Maine and Robert McChesney of Galway; also stepdaughters Marilyn (Agnello) and her husband Robert Sullivan of Aiken, S.C. and Linda Agnello of Orlando, Fla. along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Shirley graduated from Galway High School and received a B.S. degree in Music from Ithaca College in 1941 where she was a member of the Delta Phi Zeta Sorority. She majored in piano which she played throughout her life, mostly on her 1930's Chickering "Baby Grand", to the delight of friends and family. During the past 10 years, where she was legally blinded from effects of macular degeneration, she continued to play favorites she remembered on her spinet. Shirley married her first husband on April 27, 1943 shortly before he deployed to Brazil where he was stationed as a Master Sergeant at Army headquarters in Recife during World War II. Shirley worked first at American Locomotive and later at General Electric in Schenectady as a bookkeeper during the war. She enjoyed keeping in touch and writing to her many friends, including her General Electric boss, Muriel Bennison of Gulfport, Miss. and worker friend Lucille McGowan of Mesa, Ari. Shirley moved to Elmira with her first husband in 1946 were they were flooded from their apartment on the corner of Walnut and Water Streets four months later in May. They then moved to 1008 Johnson St. where she and Ted raised their children and spent summers at their cottage on Waneta Lake up to 1968. Shirley began a 16-year career as an elementary school teacher in the Catholic school system where she taught third and fifth grades beginning at St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads in 1964. She also taught at St. Anthony's, Sts. Peter and Paul's and St. Casimir's, all in Elmira before retiring in 1980. During retirement, Shirley spent 36 years as a "snowbird", with the last 32 winters at her condo in New Port Richey, Fla. She enjoyed her time at "The Wilds" community and despite declining health flew there this past winter. After the death of her first husband, Shirley met and married Charles Agnello and lived in Amherst until 2000. She spent her last 16 years living with her son, Ronnie, at his Church St. home while wintering in Florida. Shirley was an avid driver and golfer and loved the families pet cats and chihuahuas (both Chicos), but most of all she enjoyed socializing with family and friends. She also treasured her cars, beginning with a 1936 Desoto Airflow her father gave her for college, a 1969 Mustang Mach 1 and later Honda Accord's. Her only traffic ticket came at age 83 where she was ironically caught speeding at 83 mph on Route 17. Shirley was strong willed and at times feisty and will be remembered for saying what was on her mind. Shirley always remembered her best college friend and roommate, Frances Williams, who died after a brief illness at Ithaca College in 1941. She also developed a life-long love of dancing during college where she kept records of her dance partners in memento books for the sophomore soiree, junior prom and senior ball. Shirley cherished her friends, including special ones Jeannette (Hyde) and Art Martinson, Dan and Loretta Savino, Joe and Helen Congdon, Hank and Rosemary Mangels, Irene Churchman, Joe and Jean Lintz, Rita Loomis, Paul and Jane Winters, Mary Mitchell, Ed and Betty Hutchison, Bill and Eleanor (Flossie) Knott, Ed and Mary MacKowiak, Leo and Helen Agnello, Genevieve Reibson, Bill Hurley and Nancy and Ron Kingsley. She was also very close to her beloved aunts Ethel and Rose. Shirley suffered from short-term memory loss over the past year or so but she remained a repository of knowledge of family members and could always share old stories of her friends and relatives. We would like to thank the help and company in her later years from her Florida friends Frances Smith, Audrey O'Neil and Ruth Herriman. We would also like to thank her home aide in Florida over the past couple of years, Marie Shultz, and also this past winter, Betty Warren, both of New Port Richey and in Elmira, Marge Redfield. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Shirley through donations made in her memory to the Ithaca College Annual Fund. Call (877) 250-3269 for gifts by phone or send a check to Ithaca College, Gift processing, 953 Danby Road, Ithaca, N.Y. (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at Kalec Funeral Home, 705 East Church St., Elmira, Friday, July 22, from 7-9 p.m. and Saturday, July 23, from noon-2 p.m. Burial at the convenience of the family in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/21/2016
McCLUSKEY Dorothy Ann
Age 73, of Elmira, died Friday, October 31, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dorothy was born in Newark, NJ on May 16, 1935, a daughter of the late Joseph and Sarah Cullen McCluskey. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her great-nephew, Cullen Storm. Dorothy is survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ron and Cindy McCluskey; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Gary Wheeler, all of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Colleen and Tim Hassen, Michael and Kim McCluskey, Karen and Michael Storm, Joseph Wheeler with David Biddle, Sara and Alex Lopez, Amanda Wheeler with Aaron Manchester; great-nieces and great-nephews, Trevor, Garrett and Bailey Storm, Kory and Kaylee Hassen; several cousins; and many supportive friends and neighbors. Dorothy was employed at Thatcher Glass for over 30 years. After leaving Thatcher Glass she also worked for Catholic Charities, ARC of Chemung County, and Kinship Homes. She was a member of the Business & Professional Women, National Secretaries Association, and was the 1965 Chemung County Ambassador to Japan. Active in the community, Dorothy volunteered her time with ARC and Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care. She was also a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, November 3, 2008 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, November 4, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Dorothy's family sends a special thank you to the Falck Cancer Center, 4A Medical Staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, and Southern Tier Hospice, for their support and wonderful care given to her over the last several months.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2008
Age 75, of 1107 Oak St., Elmira, NY. He was born May 6, 1933 in Cincinnati, OH, son of the late Harold and Madeline (Martin) McClure, and died Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his wife, Beulah in 1984; and son, Ronald in 2005; and is survived by his children, Angela and Steve McArthur, Harold McClure III, all of Minneapolis, MN, Ronda and George Ross of Las Vegas, NV; their mother, Doris McClure of Minneapolis, MN; seven grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Bernice Dozier of Elmira; stepbrother, Gary Fleming of Minneapolis, MN; special friends, Eunice Felton of Binghamton, NY, and Savannah Reid of Elmira; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Harold was a U.S. Army veteran serving during Korea. He retired from Kennedy Valve and was a member of the Queen City Temple #146, I.B.P.O.E. of W. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, July 14th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, July 15th, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/13/2008
McCONNELL Betty L. FOSSACECA Nee: McConnell
Age 93 of Elmira died Friday, September 17, 2010. Survived by daughter, Dorlene (Bernard) Rosplock, Elmira; sons, Louis (Peg) Fossaceca Jr., Elmira, James (Jennie) Fossaceca, FL; grandchildren, Steven (Lisa) Fossaceca, Mark (Lisa) Fossaceca, Julie (Mark) Tannen, Lori (Tony) Roblyer, Keith (Valerie) Rosplock, Christine (Robert) Shepherd, Kyle (Jennifer) Rosplock, Jeffery Fossaceca, Jill (Donald) Smith, Julie Fossaceca, Katie (Nick) Hall, Tammy Fossaceca; Step-grandchildren, Brandy, Natalie, Sean McKiney; Several great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by Husband, Louis M.; Daughter: Carol; sister, Adeline Durfey; loving sister-in-law: Frances McConnell; brothers, Robert, Rodney, Clement, William McConnell Jr. She was a communicant of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Those wishing may make a donation in Betty's name to The American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society or Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) The Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, September 20, from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM immediately followed by her Funeral Service at 1:30 PM, Rev. Mike Weeden, officiating. Burial to follow at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 18, 2010
McCONNELL George A. "Bud"
Age 95, of Scotia, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, January 25, 2010 at Baptist Health Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. Bud was born November 10, 1914 in New York City, the son of George and Catherine (Gallagher) McConnell. He is predeceased by his wife Dorothy Sweeney McConnell and niece Irene C. Hinks. Bud is survived by his sister, Grace T. McConnell of Schenectady, NY; stepchildren, Michael J. Sweeney of Albany, NY, Gerald E. Sweeney of Cohoes, NY, and Jo Ellen Sweeney of Elmira; nephews, Steven G. Berninger and William C. McConnell; nieces, Catherine B. Kukan, Constance G. Boler, and Eileen M. Taylor; along with 6 grandchildren; and numerous grand-nieces and grand-nephews. Bud was a dedicated and heroic fireman, for the New York City Fire Department (FDNY) for 28 years, retiring in 1966. Friends and family are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, January 29, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bud's name may be directed to Catholic Relief Services, c/o Catholic Charities, 40 North Main Avenue, Albany, NY 12203.
MCCORMICK –MARCELLA M. COOK age 89 of Elmira passed away peacefully, surrounded by her loving family, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Tuesday, December 27, 2016. Marcella was the daughter of the late James J. and Emma (Vargason) McCormick. She was predeceased by her husband John W. Cook and brothers, Lawrence and Lester McCormick. Marcella is survived by her 6 children, Carol A. Brady with husband James and their children, U S Army Major Ret. James J. (Megan) Brady and John C. Brady; Cathleen M. Weakland with her daughters, Logan M. Cook and Maren E. Weakland; Thomas J. Cook with wife Theresa and their son Kylen Cook; Michael J. Cook; Timothy P. Cook; Kevin J. Cook with wife Susan and their sons, Keenan P. and Colin J. Cook; great grandchildren, Harrison J., Garrett M. and James J. III "Tripp" Brady; brother-in-law William M. Cook of Grayslake IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Marcella was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She had a kind and generous heart and opened her home to many. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St. Elmira, on Thursday, December 29, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Friday, December 30, 2016 at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m., St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment will then take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Marcella with a donation to Catholic Charities of Chemung and Schuyler Counties, 215 E. Church Street, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/2016
WILLIAM V. MCCORMICK, 57 died unexpectedly Sunday,
Sept. 27, 1936 at his home in Detroit. For many years he resided in
Elmira and was a mason contractor. He left Elmira in 1912. He is
survived by his mother, Mrs. Frank McCormick; a sister, Mrs. Harry Gleason,
both of Detroit; two brothers, Steve, Detroit and Frank, Elmira. The body
will arrive in Elmira Tuesday at 10:30 p.m. and will be placed in the home of
Frank McCormick, 540 Partridge Street. Burial service Thursday at 9:30
a.m. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/28/1936
McDONALD Francis A. "Saucer"
A longtime resident of Southport, died Mon. July 22, 2013 after living a long and happy life at the age of 89.Born on March 8, 1924 in Nanty Glo, PA, Francis was the son of the late, Francis & Martha Dickinson McDonald. In service to his country he was a proud Army Veteran having served during WWII. Francis married Margaret Hintz on May 17, 1947 in Vestal; He was employed by Kennedy Valve for over 44 years. Family always came first. Francis was a talented carpenter and stone mason and took great pride in building his family home. Always willing to help others, he freely gave of his time to build garages, wishing wells and help with general construction projects. Francis was also an outdoors man who enjoyed hunting. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Margaret Hintz McDonald, Southport; children, Jacqueline Scarpi, Pine City; Raymond McDonald, Tonawanda; Tom McDonald, Wellsburg; John (Jerri) McDonald, Wellsburg; grandchildren, Chad (Lisa) McDonald, Travis (Jessica Rice) McDonald, and Troy McDonald; great grandchildren, Tachia and Cody; brother, Bill (Marge) McDonald, Elmira; sister-in-law, Mary Jane McDonald, Elmira; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Francis was predeceased by sisters, Ruth (Charles) Veina; Gail (John "Jack') Watts; brother, Robert McDonald; son-in-law, John Scarpi and great granddaughter, Sierra Skyler McDonald. All services will be handled privately at the families convenience with burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. McDonald. Family and friends are invited to Celebrate Francis's life at the Pine City Vol. Fire Dept. on Thur. July 25, 2013 from 2:30-5:30 PM. Star Gazette – July 24, 2013
McDONALD Ruth (McDonald) Veina
88, of Southport, NY, died on Monday, September 5, 2011. According to her wishes, funeral services will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in her memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements entrusted to the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home. Date of Birth – Thursday, November 2nd 1922; Date of Death – Monday, September 5th 2011. Star Gazette – September 8, 2011
ROBERT J. ‘MICK’ MCDONELL age 86, passed away Sunday, January 18, 2015 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Mick was born in Elmira NY on January 29, 1928 the son of Robert J., Sr. and Mary Grady McDonell. He is survived by his children, Robert Michael McDonell of Elmira; Nora Elizabeth McDonell of Elmira and her children, Katie, Miriam, Abdulaziz and Ibrahim; Timothy Richard McDonell of Elgin SC with wife Tami and daughter Taryn; 4 great grandchildren; special friend Karen Coleman of Elmira. Mick was a U S Army veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a mold maker with Thatcher Glass for nearly 30 years. Mick was a die-hard New York Yankee fan. He was extremely proud to have been a Small Fry Football coach for Ernie Davis. Mick was a long time member of the Elmira Elks Club and the American Legion. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. Burial will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Mick's memory may be directed to Elmira Small Fry, P O Box 975, Elmira, NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/20/2015
MARY FRANCES MCFARLAND age 88, passed away on Saturday, April 1, 2017 in New Jersey. Mary was the beloved daughter of the late Francis J. McFarland, Sr. and Anna Marie (Kelly) McFarland. She was the loving sister of the late Francis Joseph McFarland. Mary is survived by her dear sister-in-law, Mary K. McFarland, and was a beloved aunt to Pat McFarland, Susan Mary Miles and her husband Paul, Nancy Ann McFarland and her husband Tom Schmidt, and James Francis McFarland and his wife Kelly. Mary is also survived by many great nieces and great nephews. Mary was born and raised in Elmira. She received her BS in Mathematics and History from Elmira College. Mary spent her career with Corning Glass Co. She will be missed by her family and much loved friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her viewing on Saturday, April 8, 2017 from 9:15 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira. Her Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. Interment, with committal prayers, will then take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation in Mary's memory to the Samaritan Hospice, 5 Eves Drive, Suite 300, Marlton NJ. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/2017
–PAULINE (HASSEN) TUBACH, 72, of 524 Herrick St., Elmira, NY died Monday as
the result of a fire in her home. She was born in Mildred, PA March 30,
1914, the daughter of Enos McGee and Rose Obert. Her survivors include one
daughter, Mrs. Joseph (Rose Ann) Szezepanik of Fairport, NY a grandson,
Michael and granddaughter, Carol and sisters-in-law. A mass of Christian
Burial will be celebrated Thursday at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
NY. –Towanda Daily Review 1984
McGETTRICK Suzanne B. Baccile
Age 49 of Oriole Dr. in Horseheads died after a strong
and courageous battle with cancer on Oct. 26, 2011 surrounded by her family.
She is survived by her husband, Alan Baccile; son, Cody Watkins also of
Horseheads, NY; parents, Bill and Kay McGettrick of Corning, NY; sisters and
brothers, Kris McGettrick of Newfield, NY, William McGettrick of Corning, NY;
in-laws, Anthony and Joy Baccile of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Gail (Paul
Berard) Sands of Horseheads, NY, Dawn (Alfred) Tinger of Yorktown Heights, NY,
Gary (Yvette Hartford) Baccile of Big Flats, NY, Tyrone Baccile of Horseheads,
NY; and several nieces and nephews and many close and caring friends. Sue was a
loving mom and devoted wife. She loved her home and spending time with family
and friends' especially time spent on Keuka Lake. Sue loved the outdoors, she
loved the sun, the beach, the lake and the ocean. Family and friends are
invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on
Friday Oct. 28, 2011 from 4-7:00 pm. A Burial service will take place in Sts.
Peter & Paul Cemetery in Elmira and special gathering and sharing of family
and friends will take place on Keuka Lake in the Spring. As Sue so loved Keuka
Lake, those wishing may also remember her with memorials to the Keuka Lake
Association, PO Box 35, Penn Yan, NY 14527 or the American Society, 1316
College Ave., Suite #2, Elmira, NY 14901/ Star Gazette – October 27, 2011
McGILL Mary Claire KLUGO
Age 71, of Elmira, died on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester as a result of a motor vehicle accident. Mary Claire was born in Elmira on June 10, 1939, a daughter of the late William H. and Mary Alice (Morgan) McGill. She was predeceased by her brother Robert M. McGill. Mary Claire is survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Elizabeth A. and Rocco Savino of Auburn NY; nephews and nieces, Michael Savino, Karen Savino, Gary (Laurie) Savino, David Savino with fiancée Lynnette Hatfield, Margaret Savino; great nieces and great nephew, Meghan, Ashley, Erin and Michael "Drew" Savino. Also surviving are several cousins and many good friends. Mary Claire was a graduate of Notre Dame High School. She worked for over 40 years in the accounting department at Westinghouse which later became Toshiba and finally IST. Mary Claire was a devout Catholic; she was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and enjoyed worshiping at Mount Saviour Monastery. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and White Eagle Club. Mary Claire was a Harley Davidson enthusiast and enjoyed riding with her nephew David. Mary Claire would like to give "Special Thanks" to her friends of the "57" Dinner Group for "always being there" for her. Family and friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, September 7, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, September 8, 2010 at 9:15 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Mary Claire's memory may be directed to one of the following, Mount Saviour Monastery, Mount Saviour Rd., Pine City NY 14871, Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14905, or a charity of one's choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 6, 2010
MISS MARGARET M. McGOVERN age 68 of 808 Lincoln St., Tuesday, April 12, 1977. Prayer service will be held at the Barrett Funeral home, Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. St.Cecilia’s Church. Burial at convenience of family at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. No prior calling hours. Please omit flowers. The family requests that contributions be made to the American Cancer Society. Survived by sister, Mrs. Albert (Anne) Boyce of Elmira; niece, Mrs. James (Nancy) Pronti and one great niece, Rita Pronti, both of Elmira. She was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church and a retired employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/1977
JOHN McINERNEY – The remains of John Patrick McInerney arrived in this city from Youngstown, O., yesterday morning at 9:30 o’clock and were taken to the home of his mother, Mrs. Julia McInerney, 335 West Seventh Street where the funeral will be held Wednesday morning at 9 o’clock and at 10 o’clock in St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Daily Advertiser 10/22/1907
MISS SUSAN McINERNEY of 311 W. Fifth Street died Wednesday (Sept. 23, 1925) at 7:30 o’clock. She had be a life-long resident of Elmira and was highly respected. Miss McInerney is survived by five sisters and two brothers. She had been a member of the St. Patrick Church since her childhood. The funeral was held at the family home Friday at 8 a.m. and at the St. Patrick Church at 9 o’clock. Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925
McKEAND Kathryn A. Costello
of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, October 2, 2010, at St Joseph's Hospital. She was born on March 16, 1918 in Berwick, PA, the daughter of the late Charles H. and Pearl (Wilson) McKeand. She is survived by her children, Susan (James R. ) Cordier, Horseheads, NY and Richard P. Costello of Austin, TX. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Thomas F. Costello. Kathryn retired from Newland Associates. She is a longtime member of the Ladies of Charity and St Mary's Church. Kathryn was a lifelong lover of animals; in her memory, those wishing may make memorials to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. The family will receive friends at St. Mary's Church (Southside), 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, October 5, 2010, at 10:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial there at 11:00 a.m. Father John DeSocio will celebrate Kathryn's Mass, followed by committal prayers offered by Father DeSocio at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. The Family would like to thank the staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of St Joseph's Hospital for all the loving care she received. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 4, 2010
–MARY LOU JONES age 89, formerly of Elmira Heights, passed away Friday, July
24, 2015 at the Towanda Skilled Nursing Facility. Mary Lou was born August
27, 1925 in Kingston PA, a daughter of Mary (Rydd) and Willard J. McKensie.
She is predeceased by her son, Owen M. Jones and grandchildren, Ned and Nora
Jones. Mary Lou is survived by her husband of 67 years Owen H. Jones;
children, Gregory A. Jones and wife Sharon of Mansfield PA and Clermont FL,
Korin M. Jones with Brenda Benninger of Athens PA; daughter-in-law Margaret
McLoughlin of Potomac Falls VA; grandchildren; Aidan, Anna and Caelan Jones
of Potomac Falls VA, Laurel (Ben) Olney of Hawaii, Kirby Jones of Elmira
Heights, James, Breigh, and Eli Benninger-Jones of Athens PA; one great
grandson and two great granddaughters; sister Dorothy Lagonegro of Rochester
NY; several nephews. Mary Lou grew up in Elmira, graduating from Elmira Free
Academy in 1943 and Elmira College in 1947. She obtained her Masters Degree
in Education in 1969. Mary Lou worked for Catholic Family Service from 1947
until 1950. She was then a stay at home mom until 1967 when she went to work
as a teacher with the Elmira City School District, retiring in 1986. While
in Elmira Mary Lou was an active parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Church
where she served as a Eucharistic Minister and on the Parish Council. She
was also active with Friends of the Steele Memorial Library, Arnot Art
Museum, AWOL, a driver with Meals on Wheels, a volunteer with Elmira Heights
Library,a member of the Elmira Heights Historical Society and a volunteer
with the Red Cross Bloodmobile. Mary Lou and Owen moved to Towanda PA
several years ago to be closer to their children. Friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, July 30,
2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on
Friday, July 31, 2015 at 9:30 a.m., St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira
Heights. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter &
Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary Lou with a donation to the
Elmira Heights Historical Society, P O Box 2084, Elmira Heights NY. –Elmira
McKINNEY Doris A. Holleran
Elmira: Age 90, died Monday, October 17, 2011 at Bethany
Manor. Doris was born January 20, 1921 a daughter of Leo C. and Aleine (Arnold)
McKinney. She is predeceased by her husband William R. Holleran, sister Betty
Wheeler and infant son Sean Holleran. Doris is survived by her children, with
their families, Michael L. and Susan Holleran of Chesterfield MO; Brian W. and
Sharman Holleran of Northbrook IL with their children, Sean (Danielle),
Matthew, and Katie; Maureen A. and Mark Lutomski of Penfield NY with their
children, William Lutomski, Jeffrey Lutomski, and Elizabeth (Daniel) Fannin;
Patrick and Wynnvan Holleran of Algonquin IL with their children, Meghann
(Kurt) Carpenter and Brandon Holleran; Mary Eileen and Paul Forrest of Delmar
NY with children Alaina (Bob) Laferriere and Daniel Forrest; Patricia B. and
Tom Beckwith of Rochester NY with children Caitlin, Michael and Ellen;
great-grandchildren, Brady, Kayden and Reece. A graduate of St. Joseph's
Hospital School of Nursing, Doris' entire nursing career was with St. Joseph's
Hospital. Many will remember Doris for the wonderful care she gave new moms and
their babies in the maternity unit. After retiring, Doris was a volunteer at
the hospital. She moved to Bethany Courtyards 4 years ago and considered this
her second home. Doris enjoyed all the activities at The Courtyards, especially
The Sunshine Club, and anything that involved singing and dancing. The most
important part of her life was the time she spent with her children and
grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water
and Walnut Sts., on Friday, October 21, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A
prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, October 22, 2011
at 9:15 .am., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St.
Mary's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter
& Paul's Cemetery. Doris' family gives special thanks to the D2 staff At St.
Joseph's Hospital, Ginny Weatherbee and Maureen McLaughlin, along with the
staff at Bethany Courtyards, Dr. Albert Devlin and the staff of Skilled 2 at
Bethany Manor for the wonderful care given to her. Those wishing may remember
Doris with a donation to either Bethany Manor, or Bethany Courtyards, 3005
Watkins Road, Horseheads NY 14845. Star Gazette – October 19, 2011
McKLEVIS - STEIN, Margaret A.
Beloved Mother and Grandmother - Age 94, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, September 2, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. Margaret is the daughter of the late Joseph L. and Ellen E. (Nelan) McKlevis. She was also predeceased by her beloved husband, Walter; daughter, Eileen; son, Larry; infant son, James Robert; grandson, James J.; 2 brothers, 1 sister, and several brothers and sisters-in-law. She is survived by her children, Walter J. (Carol) Stein, John D. (Esperanza) Stein, Thomas F. (Susan) Stein, James L. (Kathy) Stein, Bob M. (Kathy) Stein, Elizabeth A. Stein, Margie Stein; sister, Veronica Doud; daughter-in-law, Kathy A. Stein; son-in-law, Charles D. Agan:, special cousin and friend, Mary Frances Murphy; along with numerous grandchildren, great- grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Margaret was a very strong willed and independent person. During World War II she made ammunition at the Eclipse in Elmira Heights. After more than 20 years of service she retired from Griswold's Card & Gift Shop in Elmira. Margaret had many enjoyments in her life, from being an avid Yankee fan to canning fruits and vegetables. But the most important times of her life were the times she spent with her children and grandchildren, they were the center of her life. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/ Southport on Friday, September 4, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul's Church, East Market Street, Elmira, followed by graveside service at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Food Bank, or The Arctic League, envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/3/2009 - 9/4/2009 McKLEVIS Vincent J. "Joe"
Age 66, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 22, 1940 in Elmira, son of the late Anthony and Leona (Moore) McKlevis and died Sunday, October 21, 2007, at home. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Stephen "Tony" and Phyllis McKlevis; brother and his companion, Paul "Mitzi" McKlevis and Joann Girardi, all of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Linda (Pat) Bubacz, Scott McKlevis, Pamela (Kirk) Owen, Elaine (Carl) Ashlaw, Marlene Stewart, Barbara McKlevis and Paul (Theresa) McKlevis; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews; dear friends, Pat and LuAnn Hannan of Elmira, with whom he recently lived with; best friend, Danny Chalk of Horseheads. Joe was retired from the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, October 23rd from 4 to 6 p.m. His funeral service will follow at 6 p.m. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/22/2007
McKAIG Anne Ryan
Elmira: Age 93, died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012. Anne
was born in Sayre PA on October 14, 1918, a daughter of James and Bridget
(Joyce) McKaig. She graduated from Sayre High School, then moved to Elmira,
graduating from St. Joseph's School of Nursing in 1939. Anne proudly worked for
several years as an RN in the Radiology Department at St. Joseph's Hospital.
She began a lifelong love story when she met John "Jack" Ryan, Sr.
They were married in 1941 and after 53 happy years, Jack predeceased her on
December 4, 1993. They were both lifelong members of St. Mary's Church in
Elmira. Anne was fortunate to be able to enjoy her family and dear
friends until the time of her passing. She will be remembered by her four
children, with their families, as a loving person who always, unselfishly, put
her family first….. Peggy and Robert Lambert with sons, Christopher (Elizabeth)
and Patrick Lowery; John and Gail Ryan with children, Christine and Paul
(fiancée Kristen); Thomas and Jeneane Ryan with children Marisa and Mathew;
James and Jeanne Ryan with daughters, Megan, Elizabeth, and Kathleen. Anne had
three great-grandchildren, Meagan, Caitryn and Connor Lowery. Anne had a
lifelong commitment to her faith and family. She approached each with a blend
of optimism, humor, and quiet determination. Never one to be the center of
attention, she quietly placed her family and friends first in her thoughts and
deeds. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home,
corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, January 19, 2012 from 4:00 p.m.
to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Anne on Friday,
January 20, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will
follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Anne specifically requested
that in lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember her could do so with a
donation to either, Catholic Charities, Prescription Assistance Program, 215 E.
Church Street, Elmira NY 14901, or Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper
Oakwood Avenue, Elmira NY 14903. Star Gazette – January 18, 2012
McLAUGHLIN - HOFMANN, Agnes C. McLaughlin
Age 71, of Roanoke, VA, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, March 2, 2008. A daughter of the late Henry and Leona McLaughlin, she was preceded in death by her brothers, Henry, Buddy and John McLaughlin; sister, Doris Harvey; son, Samuel Hofmann; and grandson, Steven Hofmann. An active member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church, Salem, VA, she was a Eucharistic Minister there. In May of 1986, Agnes received her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Roanoke College. Surviving are her children, Paul A. Hofmann and wife, Maria of San Antonio, TX, Jeffery A. Hofmann and wife, Terese of Columbia, SC, and Patricia Krevetski and husband, Steve of NJ; two grandsons, Adam and Seth Krevetski; two sisters, Dollie Bernas of Elmira, and Kathleen Wheaton and husband, David of Blacklick, OH; brother, Michael McLaughlin and wife, Beverly of Ocala, FL; and numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 7th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Saturday, March 8th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/6/2008.
McLAUGHLIN Donald P.
Longtime resident of the Pine City community died peacefully, July 2, 2001 in his home with his cherished family by his side at the age of 67, following a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born on November 9, 1933 in Corning, NY son of Arthur and Margaret Smith McLaughlin. He served in the United States Navy on the U.S.S. Baltimore from 1951-1955. Don later married May R. Wilson on April 30, 1960 at the Sayre Christian Church in Sayre, PA. They were communicants of St. Mary's Church on Elmira's Southside where they renewed their marriage vows on April 30, 1983. Don was employed as a installer and repairman for New York Telephone until his retirement in 1986. He was a kind gentleman who enjoyed the outdoors, woodworking, hunting, and winters spent in his Florida home. Don cherished the time spent with his family; even through his illness his concern was always for them. Surviving is his wife and friend, May W. McLaughlin of Pine City, NY; daughter and grandson, Karen McLaughlin and Michael Thomas McLaughlin of Elmira, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Timothy Schwender of Spencer, NY; a daughter from a previous marriage, Maureen of CO; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bud and Patricia McLaughlin and Edward and Janice McLaughlin; a sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bob Anderson all of Elmira, NY; a sister-in-law, Betty (Douglas) Wolfe of Gillett, PA; nieces, nephews, many dear friends along with his canine companion, "Beauford". Don was predeceased by a son from his previous marriage, Michael McLaughlin in 1959. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Thursday July 5, 2001 from 4-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira on Friday, July 6, 2001 (10AM) with the Reverend Joseph Brodnick officiating. Committal services will follow in the Gardens at Caywood's Funeral Home where full military honors will be accorded Mr. McLaughlin. Following those services Don will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and his ashes will be buried in St Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in Donald's memory. Chemung County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira
MISS A. FRANCES MCLAUGHLIN
of Buffalo, formerly of Elmira, Saturday, Apr. 2, 1949. Survived by sister, Mother Mary Helen of the Sisters of Mercy, Buffalo; brother, Joseph P. McLaughlin of Flushing, N.Y. Body will arrive Sunday noon and will be taken to the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where funeral will be held Tuesday 8 a.m., 9 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/1949
MCLAUGHLIN - ANDERSON Joyce McLaughlin
Age 74, of Elmira, died Tuesday, March 31, 2009, at her home. Joyce was born October 23, 1934, daughter of the late Arthur and Margaret Smith McLaughlin. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by brothers, Edward and Donald McLaughlin. Joyce is survived by her husband of 41 years, Robert E. Anderson; son, Mark Anderson; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Patricia McLaughlin, all of Elmira; along with numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joyce worked at the New York Telephone Co. for 10 years prior to getting married. She was an avid reader. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, April 2, 2009 at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Joyce through a donation to a charity of their choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/1/2009
MARC A. MCLAURIN age 26, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, Wednesday, April 22, 1987 at his home in Sacramento, CA. Private graveside services were held at St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Tammi McLaurin; children, Tamara and Joseph; mother, Mildred McLaurin; brothers, Tony McLaurin, Sean McLaurin and John McLaurin; sister, Rosemarie McLaurin.
MCMAHON –THERESE A. ROSSI age 75, she returned to her heavenly home on Monday, March 23, 2015. Therese was born in Elmira on February 2, 1940, a daughter of the late John and Prudence (Warner) McMahon. She is also predeceased by her former husband Leonard J. Rossi and special friend Karl Kunold. Therese is survived by her children and their families, Lisa A. Rossi-Sullivan with husband John Sullivan, Jr. of Corning and their sons, Gregory Schiefen, Zachary and Devon Sullivan; John C. Rossi with Michelle Bohart of Elmira, and granddog "Pinot"; Vincent E. Rossi with wife Staci of Overland Park KS, and daughters, Zoë and Ella; Linda M. Rossi of Elmira and children, Michael, Samuel, Kennedy and Colin Erickson; Patricia A. Rossi-Carrier with husband Peter Carrier of Elmira; along with many special nieces and nephews. Therese took great pride in creating a warm and caring home for her family and friends. After her children were raised she spent several years as a library monitor at Ernie Davis Junior High School. Therese loved traveling on family vacations and spending time near the water. She was an avid reader and quilter. Therese always enjoyed a bowl of good hard chocolate ice cream and a "Dixie" burger. Due to declining health Therese spent the last seven years at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility where she met many special and caring people. During her time there she spent many quiet reflective moments with her nephew Salvatore Rossi who provided her with much spiritual comfort and peace. Therese's greatest joy was time spent with her children and grandchildren. Always the life of any party she will be truly missed by all who knew and loved her. Friends are invited to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira on Friday, March 27, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held there at 3:00 p.m. the same day. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/2015
MISS FRANCES LYNCH McMAHON of 96 Summer St., Buffalo, formerly of 371 W. Clinton St., Elmira. Prayer service was held at the Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home this morning at 8 followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church. The Rev. Msgr. William J. Brien, V. F. was the celebrant and the Rev. Leo G. Schwab was in the Sanctuary. Pallbearers: Dr. Robert J. Murray, Daniel J. Hurley, Henry Rhover, Joseph Fitzpatrick, Joseph Hogan and Jerry B. Sheehe. The Rev. Francis J. Erb conducted the committal service in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1956
MCMANN –NANCY R. DANDREA a longtime resident of Pine City passed away Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, at Robert Packer Hospital following declining health at the age of 83. Born on Jan. 9, 1932, in Albany, New York, Nancy was the daughter of the late John R. & Hilda Rocks McMann. Nancy attended the University of Vermont and earned her Masters Degree from Elmira College where she also served as a Faculty Associate. For several years she taught at Children's House of the Elmira Psychiatric Center, working with special needs children. Nancy was Professor of English for over 20 years at Lake Michigan College in Benton Harbor, MI, teaching courses in Black Literature, drama, the American Novel, and in basic writing. Later, back in Elmira, she was a Literacy Volunteer, teaching young adults how to read and write. Nancy loved teaching, particularly disadvantaged students. Nancy also loved music, music of all kinds, from popular to classical, but most particularly, she loved jazz piano. She herself played piano. Nancy enjoyed life, spending time with her family and friends. She was a kind, generous, loving and gracious intelligent woman. Surviving is her loving and cherished family, husband and best friend, Carmine Dandrea, Pine City; daughter, Anne D. (David) Morrell, Palmyra; and their children, Bryan, Sarah, and Stephen; daughter, Jane D. (Gary) Sokolowski, Elmira Heights; and their children, Julie Galvin, John Galvin, Jessica Sokolowski and Emily Sokolowski; step-son, Michael (Barbara) Dandrea, Horseheads; and their sons, Kyle, Aaron, Blake, James and Andrew; step-daughter, Karen Dandrea, Elmira; and her daughter, Elizabeth; two great-grandchildren, Aidden and Cassius; and many friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Wed. Oct.14, 2015 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Thur. at 11 a.m. with burial following at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Nancy's memory to: The Elmira Community Kitchen, 215 East Church St., Elmira, N.Y.; Vermont Foundation, 411 Main Street, Burlington, VT or Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belmont Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/12/2015
McMINDS, Donald Lynn
Age 74, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on October 2, 2004 at the home of his daughter, Ann, in Phoenix, AZ, while in the loving care of his family. Donald was born on February 16, 1930 in Endicott, NY, to the late Gertrude (Binkey) McMinds and Frederick Lynn McMinds. Donald was predeceased by his wife of 44 years, Shirley (Pelchy) McMinds on October 13, 2001. He is survived by his children, Lynn (William) Harrell of Apache Junction, AZ, Ann (John) Schmitz of Phoenix, AZ, Martha (John) Alexander of Hampton, VA, and Edward McMinds of Elmira; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Frederick McMinds of Newark, DE. Donald graduated from Elkland High School, Elkland, PA in 1949 and went on to serve in the Army in the 182nd Airborne in Korea. He retired from Corning Glass Works as a machinist in 1996. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service for Donald on Monday, November 8th at 10 A.M. in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, with full military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.
McNAMARA John J. "Jack"
Age 89, of Oak Ridge TN, formerly of Elmira, died
Wednesday, March 21, 2012 in Oak Ridge. Jack was born in Elmira, son of John B.
and Irene (Wall) McNamara. He was predeceased by his wife Constance Hayes
McNamara and daughter Ann McNamara. Jack is survived by his granddaughter
Jillanne McNamara of Elmira; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Raymond and
Joyce Hayes, and Dee Cusick Hayes Overton all of Elmira; longtime friend Helen
McInerney of Oak Ridge TN, along with her daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and
Ken Fricke, with whom Helen and Jack resided; along with several nieces and
nephews. Jack was a longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church in Elmira before
moving to Oak Ridge three years ago. He was a U.S. Navy veteran of WW II. Jack
retired from the U.S. Postal Service. He was a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee
Div. of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. Family and friends are invited to a
Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's
Church. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at
St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Jack's memory may be directed to
St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901.
Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – March 23, 2012