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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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OAKLEY Donald V.
Age 76, of Land O' Lakes, Florida, and former longtime resident of Williamsville, NY and Elmira, NY, died late Tuesday, August 25, 2009, with his loving wife, Barbara by his side. He was born exactly 76 years prior to his death, August 25, 1933, in Hornell, NY, son of the late James and Dorothy (Gould) Oakley. In addition to his wife, Barbara; Donald is survived by his adored children, Mike and Sheila Oakley, Kathleen and Bradley Thomas, Richard and Sung Oakley, Donna and Jim Von Hendy; sixteen grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren; brothers, James, Michael and Roger; and sister, Dolores. Donald was predeceased by his grandson, Jon Bradley Thomas. Donald served our country honorably in the United States Marines during the Korean War. He retired as a Adjudicator for the Veteran Affairs Administration in Buffalo, NY, after many years of service. He was an avid reader and gardener with a great passion for the game of golf. Donald is most notably remembered for his deep devotion to his family and friends in which he will be sincerely missed and his memory forever cherished. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, August 30, 2009, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 31, 2009, at 10 a.m., in St. Patrick's Church at 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901. Fr. Richard Farrell will be the Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/28/2009 - 8/29/2009
Carol C. Age 64 of 294 Hibbard Road, Horseheads, NY died on Saturday, September 8 , 2001 at home. Carol was born March 25, 1937 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Dr. Gerald and Mrs. Dorothy Wanamaker Connelly. Carol received her Bachelor's Degree and her Masters Degree from Elmira College . She was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa at Elmira College. Carol was a retired school teacher with the Athens School District. Carol cherished her family and enjoyed traveling, arts & crafts, sewing, knitting and gardening. She is survived by Joseph S. Ross. Carol is also survived by her loving children: Timothy and Allison O'Brien Jr. of Crofton, MD, Kathleen O'Brien of East Longmeadow, MA, Patrick O'Brien of Japan, Daniel O'Brien of Steamboat Springs, CO, Aileen and Peter McEvoy of Waverly, NY and Erin and Nebe Akosa of Jacksonville, Florida. Carol is also survived by Joe's son, Carl Ross; eight wonderful grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Marjorie Connelly of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Monday, September 10, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at 8:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. The Rev. Pat Connor will be the Celebrant of Carol's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. O'Brien through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or The American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905-2427.
O’BRIEN –MRS. LUCY R. MOLD age 78, formerly of 713 Dubois St., Elmira, Saturday, June 9, 1979. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. from the funeral home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by sons, Francis Mold and John Mold both of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Margaret (Charles) Tagg of Horseheads; nine grandchildren; brothers, William O’Brien of Canandaigua, John J. O’Brien of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was the widow of the late Frederick Mold, a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1979
P. HENRY O’BRIEN, 361 Maxwell P. Wednesday, Mr. 30, 1949. Survived by sister, Miss Mary O’brien; brothers, the Rev. J. Edmund O’Brien, Lawrence A. O’Brien, all of Elmira, Ford J. O’Brien of Sonyea, N.Y.; niece, Judith Ann O’Brien of Elmira; several cousins. Body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call after Thursday noon. Funeral Saturday 8:15 a.m. at the funeral home, 9 at St. Cecilia’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1949
SECHRIST Patricia O'Brien Age 87, of Elmira, loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, died at home on Thursday, March 30, 2006, with her family at her side. Always proud of her Irish lineage, it was fitting that Pat was born on St. Patrick's Day, March 17, 1919. She was the daughter of the late Dennis J. and Grace Conners O'Brien. After Pat's father died suddenly in 1924, while the family was living in Rochester, her mother rejoined relatives in Elmira, where she bought a home and raised her two small children. Pat and her husband, Bodine, began their courtship before WWII. During the war, while he served in Europe and the Aleutian Islands, Bodine's parents, Edwin L. and Nettie G. Sechrist, welcomed Pat into their lives, sharing many dinners, outings and evenings of entertainment, as evidenced by the hundreds of photos taken by his father during that time period. Pat and Bodine were married on February 17, 1945 at Fort Benning, GA, surrounded by a small gathering of family and friends who had made the trip by train to attend the wedding. Following the war the couple settled into the family home where Pat grew up, and it was in this same home that they raised their family of three, cared for numerous Catholic Charities foster children in the 50's, and where Pat remained until her death. Lifelong sweethearts and constant companions, Pat and Bodine were married just 10 days short of 49 years when he died unexpectedly in February 1994. Her great-grandchildren became the joys of Pat's life, and she was excited to be able to meet the youngest just shortly before her death. In addition to Bodine and her parents, Pat was predeceased by her sister Grace Vaughan, Bodine's parents and his brother Edwin G. Sechrist. She is survived by her children and their families: son and daughter-in-law Michael and Gloria Sechrist of San Antonio, TX, with their children Laura and Mike; daughter and son-in-law, Claire and Frank Rhodes of Elmira, with their son, Christopher; and son and daughter-in-law Edwin and Dawn Sechrist, of Elmira, with daughters, Jamie with Tito and baby Alex of Panama, and Nancy, with Ethan and their children Anna and Quentin, who shared the family home with Pat and helped care for her in her final years. She is also survived by her cousin Margaret Harradine of Ontario, NY and her family; sister-in-law Paula Sechrist of Horseheads; brother-in-law William Vaughan of Deltona, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank the wonderful nurses and staff from Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, especially Cindy King who truly became a part of the family, for the loving care they provided Mom in her final months. Friends may call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, April 2, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 3:15 p.m. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Pat's memory to either: Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
O'BRIEN Ronald J.
Age 69 of Pine City, NY, died on March 21, 2010 peacefully at his home after a courageous battle with cancer surrounded by his loving family. Ronald is pre-deceased by his wife of 50 years, Judith (Dibble) O'Brien. He is the son of Pauline (Cleveland) Olthof and the late Joseph O'Brien. He is survived by his children, Joseph (Deborah) O'Brien with children, Sondra (Kevin) Ogden (grandchildren Ryleigh and Liam) and Erin O'Brien, Kathleen Lepkowski with children, Michael Jr., Christopher, and Kayla Lepkowski, Jay (Lisa) O'Brien, with children, Sara and Zachary Golden, Patrick O'Brien, with children, Justin and Morgan O'Brien, Colleen O'Brien with children, Courtney O'Brien and Garrett Peterson; sister, Joyce (Brent) Hill; sister-in-law, Bonnie (Claude) Cole; several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Frank and Jeanne Kraft. Also pre-deceased by his brother, Humphrey (Sonny) O'Brien, Walter and Francis Palmer, and dear friends, Nick and Deanna Muccigrosso. Ron was retired from IDM/Corning Inc. and Thatcher Glass. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 from 4-7 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, March 25, 2010 at 10:00 am at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira. Followed by graveside prayers in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice. The family would like to especially thank Patty Gressel, RN (Hospice) for her kind and heartfelt support. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.23.2010
OBUCK John Obuck
91, born October 14, 1920, passed away peacefully
on Friday, October 28, 2011, at home in Elmira, NY, where he resided with
his lovely wife of 54 years, Anna Coletta-Obuck. John, under the tender
care of hospice was surrounded by his adoring family at time of death.
Known to many from "The Valley" as "Jerry", John Americanized the family
name "Obuch" for the ease of pronunciation while continuing to take great
pride in his Ukrainian heritage and the Byzantine Church. John was born
in Sayre, PA to Elias and Mary Dubec-Obuch. He attended Sayre Schools until
he reached the age where he could leave and assist his widowed mother raise
his brothers and sisters and work as a machinist for the Lehigh Valley
Railroad before joining the Army during WWll. After the war, John met and
later married Anna Coletta at St. Anthony's Roman Catholic Church in Elmira,
where he and Anna raised a family of their own. John worked for Westinghouse
in Horseheads, NY where he later retired after 33 dedicated years of employment.
He loved vegetable gardening, feeding and watching backyard birds and time
spent with family. He was an avid fan of the Philadelphia Phillies, Philadelphia
Eagles and Notre Dame University football. John is survived by his wife,
his daughter Mary Ann (William) Gerych of Corfu, NY, his son Thomas "Tom"
Obuck of Ithaca, NY, his granddaughter Megan Ann Gerych and grandson William
Robert "Billy" Gerych of Corfu, his sister Helen (Harry) Novak and Rose
(Peter) Hannis of Sayre, nephews Michael (Jennifer) Hannis and Jerry (Mary
Jane) Pryslopski and nieces Susan (Timothy) Hogan, Helen Ann (Edward) Sides
and Irene (David) Slocum. He cherished being father of his two children,
much loved son-in-law William David "Billy" Gerych and beautiful grandchildren.
John and Anna both made great sacrifices in seeing that their children
receive an excellent education, with Mary Ann and Tom graduating from Notre
Dame High School in Elmira; Mary Ann receiving her registered nursing credentials
from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing and Elmira College, Elmira;
and Tom continuing from Notre Dame to Cornell and Syracuse Universities,
with Tom graduating with a combined three degrees. John and Anna's children
credit their parents with providing opportunities, support and encouragement
to achieve their aspiration to attend college that due to John and Anna's
life circumstances were not possible for them to enroll in a higher education
setting during the reality of hard times in their youth. John is preceded
by his parents, brothers Joseph (Helen) and Paul Obuch, sisters Mary (Nicholas)
Pryslopski and Tekla "Tillie" (John) Masluk, nephew John (Charlotte) Masluk
and beloved niece Sophie (Thomas) Prioreschi whom John adored. A Mass of
Christian Burial in celebration of John's life will be held at St. Patrick's
Roman Catholic Church in Elmira, NY on Wednesday, November 2, 2011, at
10:00 a.m., followed by a prayer service and military honor at St. Peter
and Paul's Cemetery on Elmira's Southside. In lieu of flowers, the family
of John Obuck suggests that donations be made in John's memory to either
Friends of John Obuck at Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira,
NY 14904 or John's loving caregivers at Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East
Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to Kalec
Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 30, 2011
OBUHANICH - O'NEIL
Florence Marie Age 78, of Elmira, died Wednesday, February 7, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Flossie was born December 10, 1928, a daughter of the late Stephen and Beatrice (Pierce) Obuhanich. Flossie is also predeceased by her husband, Harry E. O'Neil, son, Patrick D. O'Neil, several brothers and sisters; and beloved feline friend, Valentino. She is survived by her children, with their families, Kevin M. and Lisa O'Neil of Brighton, MI with children, Michael, Kelly and Katie; Colleen M. and Daniel Schmidt of Elmira, with sons, Jeremy and Mathew; Barbara A. and Michael Rich of Elmira, with sons, Michael and Patrick; and Joseph P. O'Neil, with Melinda Carpenter, of Elmira; sister, Irene Macarowski of Warrington, PA; brother and sister-in-law, Harold and Millie Obuhanich of Doylestown, PA; sisters-in-law, Florence Obuhanich and Ann Obuhanich, both of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, and wonderful neighbors. Flossie's family was her life. She loved playing cards with her children and grandchildren, always enjoying the poker games held at her house. Flossie was widely known as being a great "sandbagger". Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 9, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 10, 2007 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 Flossie's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901. Flossie's family gives special thanks to Dr. Edward Foster and the nursing staffs on the 5th floor Skilled Unit and 2D at St. Joseph's Hospital, for the wonderful care given their mother.
DENIS O’CONNOR, 416 Baty St. Tuesday, Dec. 26, 1944. Survived by wife; daughters, Cecilia of New York City, Elizabeth O’Connor and Mrs. Robert Danks of Elmira; son, Robert of California; brother, Roger of England; sisters, Mrs. Butler of England, Mrs. Nora Hamilton of Elmira. Funeral Thursday 9 a.m. at Connolly Funeral home, 10 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1944
O'CONNOR, Reverend Gerald T.
Reverend Gerald T. O'Connor died at his home on Seneca Lake on November 20, 2009, after an extended battle with cancer. Father O'Connor was born on May 10, 1940, to Francis B. "Skilly" O'Connor and Helen Carey O'Connor of Elmira, New York. He attended St. Patrick's School and Notre Dame High School before entering St. Andrew's Minor Seminary in 1958. On June 4, 1966, Father O'Connor was ordained from St. Bernard's Major Seminary. His first assignment as a parish priest was to St. Thomas More Parish of Rochester under the pastorate of Father Pegnam, who, in fact, had baptized Father O'Connor in 1940. From there Father O'Connor was transferred to Our Lady of Lourdes Parish in Elmira in 1971. Father was particularly proud of the youth group he organized while at Lourdes, whose members were noted for the services they performed for flood victims in 1972. After leaving Lourdes, Father O'Connor filled the role of associate pastor for the parishes of St. Mary of the Lake in Watkins Glen and St. Benedict's in Odessa before receiving his final assignment. In 1982, he became the pastor of St. Stanislaus Parish in Bradford and St. Joseph Parish in Campbell. In 1991, he added St. Catherine Parish in Addison to his ministry. He served as pastor to all three of these parishes until his retirement in June of 2007. In addition to his parents, Father O'Connor was predeceased by his sisters, Margery O'Connor and Joancarol O'Connor Adkins. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Maryalice and Edward Purcell of Syracuse, New York; his brother and sister-in-law, Francis "Skilly" and Ann O'Connor of Elmira, New York; his brother-in-law, Eugene Adkins of Portsmouth, Ohio; and several nieces and nephews. Proud of his Irish heritage, Father O'Connor was a lifelong member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians of Elmira. Father O'Connor will lie in state on Monday, November 23, from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at St. Patrick's Church, Clinton Street at Park Place, in Elmira. At the close of these hours, a prayer service will be held. His vigil will continue from 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM on Tuesday, November 24, 2009 followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM, with Bishop Matthew H. Clark presiding. Father will be interred in the Priests' Plot at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery following the Mass. Father requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Stanislaus' Trust Fund, Bradford, New York; St. Catherine's Trust Fund, Addison, New York; St. Joseph's Trust Fund, Campbell, New York; Lourdes Fund, Inc., Elmira, New York; Holy Family Schools, Elmira, New York; or Notre Dame High School, Elmira, New York. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira. The family of Father O'Connor wishes to express heartfelt gratitude to Father's many friends, brother priests, and faithful parishioners who walked with him on his final journey, brightening his days with their visits, meals, cards, phone calls, thoughts, and prayers; a special thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Jim Dix who worked tirelessly to coordinate his meals and visitors so that Father could remain at home, to Mrs. Jill Lewis who carried on their work, and to Joe Hughes for all he did. "May God forever hold you in the Palm of His Hand." Published in Star-Gazette from November 21 to November 22, 2009
O'CONNOR Margaret A.
Elmira: Age 101, died Saturday, April 7, 2012 At
St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Margaret was born July 13, 1910 the daughter
of James W. and Mary (Conroy) O'Connor. She is predeceased by her brother
James O'Connor and sister Katherine O'Connor. Margaret is survived by her
nieces, Mary Jo (Ronald) Morse of Clay, NY, Toni Ann (Jerry) Lyon of Falconer,
NJ, and Jamie Messerole of Ashburn, VA; several great nieces and great-nephews;
along with good friends, Eileen M. Collins, of Vienna, VA, Jill Wallace
and Elaine Harrington of Elmira. Margaret was a graduate of Elmira College,
continuing her education at Syracuse University where she obtained her
Master's Degree. A long time teacher with the Elmira City School District
she taught Biology for many years at Elmira Free Academy. After retiring
Margaret spent many years as a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital. She
was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. A Mass of Christian
Burial will be held for Margaret on Thursday, April 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m.
at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow
at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral
Home. Star Gazette – April 10, 2012
O'CONNOR Margaret A.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Thursday,
April 12, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Father John
DeSocio presided. Music was provided by Mary Montanarella, organist, and
the St. Mary's Resurrection Choir. Interment, with committal prayers followed
at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. Corbalan
and the 5th floor staff of St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility
for the wonderful care Margaret received while there. Star Gazette
– April 13, 2012
O'CONNOR - BRANN, Mary I. "Mandy"
Of Beecher Street, Elmira, died Tuesday, May 4, 2010 at Troy Community Hospital, Troy, PA, after a year long illness. Mary is the daughter of the late Matthew and Helena (Mack) O'Connor. Her husband Charles F. "Chuck" Brann predeceased her on September 24, 1994. She is also predeceased by her brothers and sister, Raymond, William and Elizabeth "Betty" O'Connor. Mary's greatest joy was being a wife and mother. She is survived by her loving children, Thomas M. and Carol M. Brann, both of Elmira; along with several cousins. A devout Catholic, Mary was a life long communicant of St. Anthony's, then St. Patrick's, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. For many years Mary was part of a morning coffee group that would meet daily at Light's Bakery. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, May 7, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, May 8, 2010 at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Mary's family would like to thank the nursing and respiratory staff at Troy Community Hospital for the wonderful care provided to her over the last 12 months. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 6, 2010
MISS AGNES O’DEA of 442 W. Clinton Street. Prayer service was held Saturday at 9:30 a.m. at the McInerney Funeral Home followed by funeral mass at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church, Rev. Michael Conner, celebrant. Rev. Joseph M. Egan and Rev. Foster Rogers were in the sanctuary. Pallbearers: James Carmody, John Gridley, George Macinerney, Patrick O’Dea, J. Bernard Malione, Henry Call. Burial St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/27/1971
O’DEA –MRS. JAMES J. DONAHOE of 680 Herrick St. Thursday, July 18, 1946. Survived by husband; son, Daniel J. of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Thomas J. Costello, Mrs. Margaret Bateman of Elmira, Miss Kathryn O’Dea of New York City; one grandchild. The body is at Keefe Funeral home and Friday morning will be taken to family home. Funeral there Saturday 11 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church at 11:30. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 7/19/1946
O'DELL - TURRELL
Mary O. Age 78 of 10 1/2 Riberolle Street, Wellsboro, PA, died December 26, 2001 at Soldiers and Sailors memorial Hospital. She was born July 16, 1923 in Richland Center, Wisconsin, the daughter of the late Alvin M. and Genevieve A. Reed O'Dell. She was a 1940 graduate of Wellsboro high School, 1943 graduate of Philadelphia General Hospital, School of Nursing and a 1968 graduate of the University of Pennsylvania. She was a registered nurse for the Pennsylvania Department of Health for over forty years, and Supervisor of County Health Services. Mary was a member of St. Peter's Roman Catholic Church and Past Member of the Pennsylvania Society for Crippled Children. She was a U.S. Army Veteran, Nurse Corps, during World War II. Surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Louise) O'Dell, Seabrook Island, SC, John (Mary) O'Dell, West Chester, PA and Jerome (Louise) O'Dell, Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Donna (Howard) Merrill, Meridan, CO; 13 nieces and nephews and several grand nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by one sister, Patricia Muessig and one nephew, Jeffrey M. O'Dell. Friends may call at the Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, a "Life Celebration Home", 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA on Friday, December 29, 2001 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A Wake Service will be held at 8:30 PM. Funeral service to be held Saturday, December 29, 2001 at 10:00 AM at St. Peter's Catholic Church, central Avenue, Wellsboro, PA with Father Michael J. Sullivan officiating. Burial at St. Peter's Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Memorials may be made to the September 11th Disaster Relief Fund, c/o American Red Cross.
JEROME A. (RED) O’DONNELL age 72 of 919 Scio St., Wednesday, May 30, 1990. Friends may call at Holly-Keck & Baker Funeral Home, Thursday 2-4 and 7-9PM. Prayer service will be held there Friday 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick’s Church at 11 AM, the Rev. Daniel Holland Officiating. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make memorial donations to St. Patrick’s Church CYO. He is survived by his wife, M. Ann at home; four sons and daughters-in-law, Marty (Mary) of Burdett, NY, Brian (Jerry Ann) of Watkins Glen, NY, Jeffrey (Hanne) of Horseheads, NY and Jerry (Katy) of Elmira, NY; twelve grandchildren. Red was a World War II Veteran, serving in the U.S. Navy and retired from NYS DOT. He was an avid golfer and a member of Tomasso’s Golf Club. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1990
JOHN H. O’DONNELL died Monday (Feb. 26,
1912) at Waterbury, Conn. He is survived by his widow, who was formerly
Miss Emily Rachel Murphy of Elmira. Mrs. O’Donnell is a niece of
James Moonan of 217 Washington Street. The remains will arrive in
Elmira tonight at 10:30 ‘clock and will be removed to the home of Mr. Moonan.
The funeral arrangements are not completed. Burial will be in the
Joseph H. Murphy burial plot at SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira
OGDEN Ronald Lee
age 90, formerly of Elmira and Tarpon Springs,
Florida, died May 16, 2012 at Bethany Manor after a brief illness. Ron
was born in Marathon, New York on February 25, 1922, the son of Smith Eldred
and Ina Belle Fuller Ogden. A graduate of Binghamton Central High School,
Ron served his country during World War II with the 11th Army Air Force
at Shemya, Alaska. After his return home, he served aviation for thirty-five
years as an Air-Traffic Specialist for the Federal Aviation Agency. He
is survived by his sons Ronald (Karen) Ogden of Elmira, Mark Ogden of Woodland
Park, New Jersey, grand-daughter Caitlin (Brian) Stevens of Elmira, sister-in-law
Helen Petty of Clearwater, Florida, and many nieces and nephews. He was
pre-deceased by his wife of fifty-four years, Marie Caparulo Ogden, brother
Clair Ogden, sister Mildred Unell, and grand-son Scott Michael Ogden. A
Funeral Service will be held at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water
and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 21, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. Interment, with
committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The
family wishes to thank the staff of Bethany Home Care and The Bethany Manor
Stage Three Unit for their care and support. Star Gazette –
May 18, 2012
O'HARA - HYDE
Agnes R. Age 89, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, October 10, 2005 at Bethany Manor. Agnes was born April 11, 1916, the youngest child of Matthew and Mary (McGrath) O'Hara. She is predeceased by her husband F. Russell Hyde and all of her siblings. Agnes is survived by her son and daughter-in-law J. Russell and Lois Hyde of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Eugene (Kit) McDonald of Easton, PA, Joan McDonald McGrath of Amherst, NY, Mary Ellen McDonald (Bill) Walke of St. Michael's, MD, Leo Grumley, and Dale (Mary Ann) Gumley, all of Canandaigua, NY; along with several great and great-great nieces and nephews. Agnes was a sales clerk for Deister and Butler Jewelers for a number of years. A very devout Catholic, she was a long time communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and currently with Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 13, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Agnes' memory may be directed to Ss. Peter & Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, New York 14901. A special thank you for the loving and exceptional care given to Agnes by the Staff of Skilled 3 at Bethany Manor.
O'HARA - COLLINS
Rose Marie Of Elmira, NY died Friday, November 18, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Rose Marie was born December 11, 1927, the daughter of James W. and Augusta (Fromm) O'Hara. In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased by her brother James O'Hara. Rose Marie is survived by her husband James E. Collins; son Edward F. Collins of Annandale, VA; daughter Eileen M. Collins of Houston TX with husband J. Patrick Youngs and children Bridget and Luke; daughter Margaret A. Conklin of Orlando FL with husband Edward and children Theodore, Katie, Andrew and Kevin; son James J. Collins of Elmira with wife Angela and children Karissa Rose and Maximilian; niece Mary Kay Morin and nephew John O'Hara both of San Antonio TX. Rose Marie was a stenographer for the Elmira Correctional Facility for 27 years before retiring and going to work for the Elmira Police Department as a clerk in the Records Department. She was an avid bingo player and enjoyed league bowling for many years. Rose Marie loved the time she was able to spend with her grandchildren. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, November 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Rose Marie's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, New York 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
O'HERRON Agnes A.
Of Horseheads, NY - died on Monday, November 24, 2008, after a long illness at the age of 84. She was born November 1, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late David A. and Florence Agnes (McLaughlin) O'Herron. Agnes graduated from St. Patrick's High School as valedictorian, and the College of St. Rose in Albany, NY as a nurse. She worked as a Registered Nurse at Thatcher Glass for several years before working at St. Joseph's Hospital in Admissions before retiring because of health reasons. Besides her parents she was predeceased by her sisters, Helene O'Herron and Francis O'Herron; brothers, James (infant), and David F. O'Herron. She is survived by brother, D. Joseph O'Herron with wife, Girolama O'Herron and their children, Daniel and Connie O'Herron and their children, Marc, Amy, Katie and Andrea; Mark and Karna O'Herron with daughter, Kacey O'Herron; John and Diane O'Herron with their son, Michael and wife, Dina and son, Riley, daughter, Laura and Arron Lindgren; Mary and Mike McFarland with son, Patrick; Kathleen and Larry Lawrence with daughters, Leeann and Caitlin Lawrence; Girolama and husband, Chuck Reed with daughter, Jennie Rose of California; Betsy and husband, Scott Tolbert with son, Colin, daughters, Madelyn and Alison; sister-in-law, Kathryn Biggs O'Herron and children, Kathleen O'Herron, Christopher O'Herron and Dr. Timothy O'Herron. Agnes enjoyed family gatherings and especially summer weeks at Keuka Lake with her nieces and nephews. She was a devout Catholic and was a faithful communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church. Agnes will be sorely missed by the many people that asked for and needed prayers. She was always there for them. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, November 28, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held there on Saturday at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Walter Wainwright will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Father Wainwright conducting the committal prayers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901. The family of Agnes A. O'Herron wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the nurses and staff at Elcor Health Services for the outstanding care and compassion given to Agnes. Special considerations also go out to Dr. Roberto Mauri and his staff. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/25/2008 - 11/26/2008
O'HERRON, Agnes A. - Of Horseheads, NY
died on Monday, November 24, 2008 at the age of 84, after a long illness. A Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, November 29, 2008, at 12:00 p.m. in St. Peter and Paul's Church, Elmira. Father Walter Wainwright celebrated the Mass. The Placing of the Pall was done by Agnes' great-nieces, Andrea O'Herron and Katie O'Herron. The Placing of Christian Symbols was done by her brother, Joe O'Herron and sister-in-law, Geroma O'Herron. Agnes' nephew, Larry Lawrence; niece, Kathleen O'Herron; great-niece, Laura Lindgren; and nephew, John O'Herron, did Readings. Presentation of the Gifts was done by nieces, Kathy Lawrence and Betsy Tolbert. Remarks of Remembrance were made by Agnes' nephew, Dan O'Herron. The Resurrection Choir provided music for the Mass, with soloist Jack Keefe and organist Joseph Barber. Pallbearers included John O'Herron, Dan O'Herron, Mark O'Herron, Chris O'Herron, Tim O'Herron, and Mike O'Herron. Following the Mass, committal prayers were conducted at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira by Father Wainwright. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/30/2008
O'HERRON Frances A.
Services celebrating Fran's life were held Thursday, December 27, 2007. A prayer service was held at 11:45 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Father Walter Wainwright was the presider, assisted by altar server, Bob Lagonegro. Music was led by organist, Bob Walsh and the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Choir. Fran's brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Geroma O'Herron, sister-in-law, Kathryn O'Herron, and niece, Kathleen O'Herron placed the funeral pall on her casket, with niece, Kathleen Lawrence placing the crucifix. Nieces, Connie O'Herron and Laura Lindgren gave the readings. Father Wainwright read the Gospel and delivered the homily. Prayers of the faithful were led by Kathleen Lawrence. Offertory Gifts were presented by nieces, Amy, Kacey, Katy, and Tina O'Herron. Eucharistic Ministers were Geroma O'Herron, Kathleen O'Herron, and Bob Lagonegro. Niece, Betsy Tolbert gave the eulogy and a final prayer of thanksgiving was given by Kathryn O'Herron. Interment and committal prayers followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers were nephews, Daniel, Mark, John, Chris, Tim, Marc, Michael O'Herron, and Larry Lawrence. Family and friends gathered at Mandell's for a luncheon after the graveside service. Fran's family would like to acknowledge Dr. Mauri and his staff for the great perseverance, kindness, and compassion shown to Fran. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.
O'HERRON Lawrence M. "Larry of The Lake"
Age 63, of Hammondsport, NY died Tuesday night, January 29, 2008, after a very difficult battle with cancer. With family by his side at the Robert Packer Hospital, Larry left this earth peacefully. He was born April 22, 1944, the son of the late Lawrence G. and Ann Polak O'Herron. Larry is survived by his wife, Gordana Prelic of Chicago, IL, with her son, Emil; daughter, Christina O'Herron of Painted Post; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Lisa Golas of New Tripoli, PA; 3 grandsons, Liam, Brandon, and Rian; and sister and brother-in-law, Roseann and David Converse of Buffalo, NY, with their children. Larry was a retired NYS Corrections Officer. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the 1960's and was stationed in Korea and various countries in Europe, assigned as a dental assistant working with the civilian occupation. Larry's passions in life included an amazing talent of water skiing, boating, and most of all, his overall love for Keuka Lake, spending summers there since childhood. Additionally, Larry began a musical career drumming as a teenager, playing and singing for the following bands…The Upsetters, Imagination, G C Express, Fifth Avenue, and Clockwork. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 1, 2008 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A prayer service will be held at 12:15 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/31/2008.
MISS JOSEPHINE M. O’KEEFE of 204 Madison Ave., this morning, May 15, 1956. She was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church and a member of its Immaculate Heart Society. Survived by several cousins. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday from 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Friday at 8:15 a.m., followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The Immaculate Heart Society will meet at the funeral home Thursday at 9 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/1956
O’LEARY –ANN M. CADY age 53 of 311 Spring Creek Dr., Horseheads, NY, Friday, May 22, 1987 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home, Sunday 2 6o 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home Monday, May 25, 1987, 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick’s Church 9 a.m. Interment, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. She is survived by husband, Gerald R. Cady, Sr. of Horseheads, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Gerald and Gail Cady, Jr. of Gloucester, VA, John and Carol Cady of Newport News, VA; sons, Michael J. Cady of Rochester, NY, James P. Cady of Horseheads, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Marjorie and Richard Hitchcock of Elmira, NY, Mary and Patrick Mace of Gillett, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. John O’Leary of Venice, FL, Mr. and Mrs. William O’Leary of Cohasett, MA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Jean Murray of Vienna, VA, Mr. and Mrs. Marjorie Tierney of Elmira, NY; niece, Patricia Field, and nephew, Michael Field, both of Elmira, NY; 7 grandchildren. Mrs. Cady was a graduate of St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing class of 1954, member of Ancient Order of Hibernians Auxiliary and a long-time communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1987
Age 96 of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, died Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. He was born in Cork, Ireland, then moved to the US in 1947. Survived by relatives and friends in Ireland and Elmira area including Bonnie and Robert Walborn, Elmira. Jermiah retired from Hardinge Inc., and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians. A special Thank You to Maple Creek staff at Elcor for their exceptional care and humor. Those wishing may make a donation in his name to St. Mary's Church (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, December 1, from 11 a.m. till 12:15 p.m. with a prayer service there at 12:15 p.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 1 p.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette - November 30, 2010
A prayer service was held at the Kalec Funeral Home by Rev. Robert MacNamara followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Wednesday, December 1, 2010, at 1 p.m. with Presider, Father Robert MacNamara; Altar Servers, Henry Ginnetti; Organist, Mary Montanarella, accompanied by the Resurrection Choir; Presentation of Gifts by Sarah Walborn and Yolanda Klein. The Pall Bearers were Adam Walborn, Jeff Walborn, Robert Walborn, Garald Daly and John O'Herron. Father MacNamara conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette - December 2, 2010
O'LEARY MARY R. BARRETT
Mary R. Age 81, of Linden Knolls Apartments, Rochester, NY, suddenly on Sunday, October 15th, 2006. She resided in Elmira from 1968 to 1998 and was a member and former President of The Ladies Auxiliary of the Ancient Order of Hibernians there. She was born in Cork, Ireland and immigrated to the United States in 1948. Predeceased by her husband, Edward L. Barrett of Elmira; brothers, Patrick, Barry, Dan and Christopher; along with sister, Nora, all of Cork, Ireland. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Edward J. and Lorna Barrett of Knoxville, TN, Patrick D. and Linda Barrett of Elmira, John C. and Mary Bev Barrett of Atlanta, GA; daughter and son-in-law, Marie A. and Daniel Mahany of Rochester, NY; grandson, Sean Barrett of Atlanta, GA; granddaughters, Erin, Mary Kate, and Colleen Mahany of Rochester, NY, and Meghan and Holly Barrett of Atlanta, GA. Also survived by brother, Noel O'Leary and family of Cork, Ireland; as well as numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. The family will receive relatives and friends on Wednesday, October 18, at the Kalec Funeral Home from 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service there on Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
PAUL E. O’LEARY age 88 of Pine City, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, January 22, 2017. Paul was born on December 27, 1928 in Elmira, a son of the late William J. and Mary (Allen) O'Leary. He was predeceased by his loving wife Dolores (Douglas) O'Leary in 2004. Paul is also predeceased by brothers and sister-in-law, William J., Jr. and Patricia (Burke) O'Leary, Thomas O'Leary, sister-in-law Betty (Douglas) Strange, and brother-in-law Richard Douglas. He is survived by his beloved and devoted children and their spouses, Mary Lynn and Michael Maguire of Severna Park MD; Paul E., Jr. and Julianne O'Leary of Amherst NY; and Michael J. and Jillian O'Leary of Minneapolis MN. Also surving are his eight grandchildren, Kerry (Anthony) Ezersky, Michael and Sean Maguire, Matthew and Morgan O'Leary, Megan, Ryan and Colin O'Leary; great granchildren, Keegan, Harper and Kinsley Ezersky, Kylie and Michael III, Maguire; close family friend Barbara GlovIns Carine; numerous nieces, and nephews; sisters-in-law, Jean (John) Molnar, Dorothy Jordan; brother-in-law Robert (Sally) Douglas. Following high school Paul enlisted in the U S Marine Corps in 1946 where he continued his education and was promoted to Staff Sergeant. He served for seven years during the Korean War, being honorably discharged in 1952. He is a life member of the E J Brewer Detachment Marine Corps League. Paul then became a NY State Trooper attached to Troop "C" of Sidney NY and served in a number of stations in the Southern Tier, where in 1980 the Southern Tier Chapter of the Association of Former NY State Troopers was established. Paul was elected as the charter treasurer for several years. His final career was when he accepted a position with the Claims Department of Utica Mutual Insurance Co. where he served for 35 years, retiring as District Claims Manager. Paul was licensed to represent insurance carriers and employers in New York State Workers Compensation Court. Upon his retirement Paul was a volunteer with Meals on Wheels. He took great pride in his home and yard and enjoyed puttering around taking care of his property. A devout catholic, Paul was a life long member of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Paul was loved and respected by everyone. He was a considerate and loving husband who cared for his wife Dolores at their home while she battled Alzheimer's. His family was everything to him. Paul will be forever loved and missed. A Mass of Chrisitan Burial will be held for Paul on Saturday, January 28, 2017, 11:00 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Military honors will be held outside of the church after the Mass. Interment to follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Paul with a donation to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/2017
O'LEARY Patrick Edward Of Horseheads, died peacefully, on July 22, 2006, at age 75, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his mother, Mary Clancy, Elmira; former wife and good friend, Mary O'Leary, Elmira; daughter, Patricia (Keith) Donohue; granddaughter, Emily, all of Rochester Area; stepdaughter, Kathy (Eric) Savage; grandchildren, Jennifer and Benjamin, all of Magnolia, Delaware; and many cousins, nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by his father, Dennis O'Leary; sister, Joan Thiel; and grandson, Owen Patrick Donohue. Patrick is a Korean War veteran (Army, 24th Division) earning a Bronze Star and Purple Heart. He retired in 1996 as owner and proprietor of the restaurant, Snoopy's Dog House, after 25 years of serving Elmira-area patrons. Patrick will dearly miss his two best army comrades, Vincent Trainor and Ted Zaparzynski ("Zap"). He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted father, "PaPa", and friend. Those wishing may make a donation in Patrick's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. At his request services were private and he was interred at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military Honors. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
ALEXANDER C. OLSZOWY JR., of Elmira, age 75 passed away peacefully on Thursday, May 12, 2016. Alex was born and raised in Elmira, son of the late Katherine (Rohan) and Alexander C. Olszowy, Sr. He is also predeceased by his brother Robert C., son-in-law Keith S. Miller, and special companion Darla Ober. Alex is survived by his children, and their spouses, Alexander C. "Cash" , III and Diana Olszowy of Lawrenceburg KY, with his children, Alexander C. "Chase", IV (Jennifer) and Daniel L. (Casey); Timothy H. Olszowy and Kristy Langtry, of Campbell NY with his son Timothy T.; Cheryl A. Miller and Jeff Judson, of Pine City with her children, Pamela Alexis, Max D. and Shayna L.; Steven M. and Debra Olszowy of Stafford VA with children, Victoria K., Veronica L. and Derek L.; Lynda J. and Todd Thomas of Elmira with daughter Amelia; great-grandson, Riley Lane Olszowy; former wife Ruth A. Olszowy of Horseheads; siblings, Ann K. Trahan of Vancouver WA, Kathleen M. Hunt with husband Jack of Dade City FL, Joseph M. Olszowy of Crestview FL; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Alex was a draftsman for seventeen years with The American Bridge Works. He later went on to form his own drafting business, Web-Olz Inc., working for many years in the Elmira-Corning area. When his sons were growing up, Alex was active as a Boy Scout leader and was also active with St. Cecelia's Parish. More recently he volunteered at the VFW Post #901 on Elmira's Southside. Alex's hobby was gardening. He loved his vegetable garden and roses. Alex was a dedicated father and grandfather who will be greatly missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Alex with a donation to either Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY or Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016
O'NEIL Ann M.
Age 71 of Elmira, died Friday, November 30, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital. Ann was born November 13, 1936, a daughter of the late James and Claire Williams O'Neil. She is also predeceased by her sister Mary Marr. Ann is survived by her husband, Dr. Daniel A. Fisher; sons, Jim Gush of Dallas, TX, with wife, Anne and children Stephanie Gilkison and Jordan Gush; Michael Gush of Elmira; Kevin Gush of Sarasota, FL; Paul Fisher of Chicago, IL, with wife Michelle and children, Olivia and Cole; and Daniel Fisher of Jensen Beach, FL; daughters, all of Elmira, Susan LaVelle with husband Patrick, and daughter, Taylor Ann; Kathryn Lynough, with children, Alyssa Claire and Richard Sean; and Amy Soutar; brother and sister-in-law, J. Roger and Joan O'Neil of London England, with children, Claire and Mark; niece and nephew, Kathleen Marr and David Marr; great-niece, Ava Marr; along with numerous close friends. Ann was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. A dedicated and compassionate nurse, she worked for St. Joseph's Hospital, retiring with 35 years of service. Ann was a loving wife, mother and grandmother whose family was everything to her. As her family was growing Ann's home was open to all their friends and she was a "mother" to them all. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials in Ann's memory may be directed to CASA of the Southern Tier, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2007.
O'NEIL Ann M.
Age 71 of Elmira, died Friday, November 30, 2007 at Robert Packer Hospital. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, December 4, 2007 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials in Ann's memory may be directed to CASA of the Southern Tier, 300 Nasser Civic Center Plaza, Corning, NY 14830. Ann's family would like to thank Dr. Joseph Calderone, her long time physician, for the care given her over the years. Also a special thank you to the staff at Guthrie Clinic Surgical Services for the exceptional care given Ann over her last few days. Members of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni will meet at St. Mary's Church on Wednesday, December 5, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. to form an honor guard for Ann. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/3/2007 - 12/4/2007.
HAROLD V. (HARDY) O’NEIL of 471 South Ave., Sunday morning, Nov. 8, 1953 at Boston, Mass. Mr. O’Neil was employed in the Merchants Office of the Marine Midland Trust Co. of Southern New York and its predecessor, the Merchants National Bank for nearly 40 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a member of Elmira Lodge of Elks and Harry B. Bentley Post, American Legion of Elmira. Survived by brother, William H. O’Neil of Elmira; two nieces residing in California. The body is at the McCarthy Funeral Home, 628 Pennsylvania Ave. where friends may call after 7 this evening and where prayer service will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Mary’s Church, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1953
MISS ELIZABETH O’NEILL died at the family home, 911 Lake Street this morning (Jan. 24, 1927) at 12:25 o’clock. She is survived by five sisters, the Misses Stella and Margaret O’Neill, Mrs. Helen Deneen, Mrs. Mary Holleran and Mrs. D. J. Kelly and several nieces and nephews, all of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 8:45 a.m. and at the St. Cecilia Church at 9:30 a.m. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1927
J. HARRY O’NEILL of 759 E. Washington Ave., Sunday, Oct. 28, 1856. Survived by sisters, the Misses Mary E. and Isabel D. O’Neill, Mrs. Nellie L. Powell, Mrs. Anna C. Carroll; brother, Francis J. O’Neill, all of Elmira. Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son funeral Home where friends may call today 3 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 7:15 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Cecilia’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette
O'NEILL - Mrs. James Powell died at the family home, 324 W. 4th St. last night at 9 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, four sons, James Jr., Martin, Daniel and Robert; one brother, Daniel; six sisters, Mrs. Martin Holleran, Mrs. Daniel Kelly, Mrs. John Deneen, and the Misses Elizabeth, Margaret and Stella O'NEILL, all of this city. The funeral will be private owing to the serious illness of Mr. POWELL. The service, will be held at the St. Patrick Church Wednesday at 10 a. m. Burial in the SS Peter & Paul cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
MISS MARGARET G. O’NEILL of 911 Lake St., died at 7:20 a.m. Monday, July 7, 1941. She is survived by three sisters, Miss Stella M. O’Neill and Mrs. Helen L. Deneen, at home and Mrs. Daniel Kelly of Corning; a niece, Betty C. Deneen, at home and several other nieces and nephews. The body was removed Monday afternoon from the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home to the family home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. and at St. Cecilia’s Church at 9. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1941
OLSON Burnett R. "Brue"
Of Elmira, NY - Was born February 19, 1931 in Ridgeway, WI, the son of the late Carl and Buella (Chatt) Olson, died
very unexpectedly on Saturday, January 30, 2010, at his home at the age of 78. His loving wife of 42 years, Dorothy Ann Olson, along with 3 sisters and 1 brother predeceased him. He is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Ann M. and Edward M. Ackley of Elmira, NY, Susan E. and Robert D. Wild of Redding, CA: sons and daughters-in-law, James C. and Belinda L. Olson of Horseheads, NY, Richard B. and Patricia M. Olson of Horseheads, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Scott Ackley, Geoffrey Wild (Kortnee Sutton), David Wild, Christina and Matthew Olson, Kerry (Brian) Utter, Richard Olson; adored great-grandchildren, Skyler and Katelynn Utter, Sawyer Wild; loving friend, June Ford of Elmira, NY; brother, Dean (Bernadine) Olson of Montford, WI; along with several nieces and nephews. The love and care given to "Brue" by his beloved grandson, who lived with his grandfather, meant the world to him and the Olson family. Mr. Olson was a veteran of the US Navy, retiring after 20 years of dedicated service. He also retired from AT&T in 1990 as a systems technician after 21 years of devoted service. "Brue" was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church and enjoyed singing in the Resurrection Choir at the church. He was a member of the Horseheads B.P.O.E. Elks Lodge, and was an avid gardener with a tremendous "green thumb". "Brue" was a good friend to many people and will be missed dearly by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, February 2, 2010, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, February 3rd, at 11:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. The Reverend Jeff Tunnicliff will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Military Honors to Mr. Olson.
OLSON Robert P.
Age 79, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 17, 1928 in Spokane, WA, son of the late Robert and Anna Olson, and died Sunday, July 22, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by a son, Bobby; and grandson, Anthony Hakes. He is survived by his wife of 52 years, Teresa (Baccile); children, Stephen Olson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Mark Olson of Albany, NY, George Olson of El Cerrito, CA, Eric Olson of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Josetta Kollas of Woodbridge, VA, and Katrina Olson Hakes of Erin, NY; granddaughters, Elizabeth Johnson, Krista Hakes, Christina and Victoria Kollas; beloved great-granddaughter, Arianna Johnson; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Olson retired from General Electric and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, Submarine Service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, July 25th, from 2 to 4 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday, July 26th, at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
Adelaide Former Elmira, Bradford and Bath resident Age 91 of Rochester NY, died Monday, June 12, 2000 at St. Ann's Home in Rochester, NY. Adelaide, daughter of the late Martin and Stefania Traskos Olszowy, is also predeceased by her sisters, Valeria Frisk and Anna Olszowy and brothers Alexander and Stanley Olszowy. She is survived by sisters, Josephine Tanaka of Rochester, MN, Martha Ford of Naples, FL; sister-in-law, Katherine Olszowy of Elmira; niece, Patricia Frisk of Brazil; nephew, David Frisk of Rochester, NY with wife, Doreen and Alexander Olszowy, Jr. of Elmira; along with numerous other nieces, nephews and friends. bf Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and Water Sts., on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 from 6:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 8:15 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. at St. Casimir's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Adelaide was a lifelong communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a longtime housekeeper for Rev. Stanislaus Bialaszewski in both Bradford and Bath, NY.
OLSZOWY Robert C. Age 59, of Rochester NY died unexpectedly on Friday, January 12, 2007. Bob was born May 29, 1947, in Elmira, a son of Katherine Rohan Olszowy of Elmira and the late Alexander C. Olszowy, Sr. In addition to his mother he is survived by his children, Robert (Margaret) Green of Pine City, Colleen of Washington, D.C., Jeremy, Joshua, Josiah and Natalie, all of Rochester; 5 grandchildren; siblings, Ann K. Trahan of Vancouver, WA, Alexander C. Olszowy, Jr., of Elmira, Kathleen O. (Jack) Hunt of Clarence, NY, and Joseph M. (Sandy) Olszowy of Fairfax Station, VA; along with 3 aunts, an uncle and numerous nieces and nephews. Bob was a graduate of Southside High School. After high school he enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps and served his country in Vietnam. Bob then settled in Rochester NY where he was retired from Gleason Works. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, January 17, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 18, 2007 at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
ORLOUSKY Joseph H.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY died on Friday, June 8, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Joe was born November 22, 1922, the son of the late Henry and Mary Hoffa Orlousky. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Marian and Richard Hoffman, and brother, John Orlousky. Joe is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Genevieve Palange Orlousky; children, with spouses, Paul F. and Sondra Orlousky of Avon Lake, OH, Mary Lou and William Losinger of Elmira, JoAnn and Ronald Rathbun of Horseheads, Michael and Susan Orlousky of Horseheads, and Susan and Chip Mathers of Elmira; grandchildren, Matthew (Sarah) Orlousky, Jack (Jane) Losinger, Brian and Michael Losinger, Daniel, Kristen and Jillian Rathbun, Brittany, Alex and Hannah Orlousky, and Meghan and Jeffrey Mathers. He is also survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Joseph Cole of Mansfield, PA, sister-in-law, Madalyn Orlousky of Carlisle, PA; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe served his country during World War II in the U. S. Army Air Corps. He was a navigator with combat service in Europe and was awarded an Air Medal. Joe was a graduate of Clarkson University. He was retired from Bendix Corporation where he was a mechanical engineer. Joe was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church where he was a long time bingo worker and usher. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, June 11, 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 Tuesday, June 12, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Joe's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901. Joe's family wishes to thank the staff of St. Joseph's SNF and Dr. Aleksander Rupik for the loving care they extended Joe.
JOHN J. ORTELL, age 78 of Horseheads, NY. He was born May 1, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late John and Anna (Stempin) Ortell and passed away Sunday, March 1, 2015 at home after a courageous battle with ALS, with his family by his side. He left us to be with our Risen Lord in heaven. In addition to his parents, John was predeceased by his sister Cecilia Nimec. He is survived by his loving wife and soulmate of 51 years, Rose Anna (Rockwell); son, John Paul Ortell of Asheville, NC; daughter Andrea (Allen) DeLosa of Gillett, PA; adoring grandchildren Madeline, Allen, Jr. and Johnny DeLosa; brother Francis (Rose) Ortell of Elmira; mother-in-law, Hilda Rockwell of Horseheads along with nieces and nephews. He was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish; attended St. Cecilia's Elementary School and EFA. He proudly served in the U.S. Army in Germany and was later recalled to Ft. Bragg, NC. He was employed with Hardinge Bros. for 23 years and the Horseheads School District for 15 years. His life revolved around his faith and family. John enjoyed woodworking, gardening, birds and flowers, antiquing and spending time with his grandchildren who will fondly remember him as their loving "Papa". John was a kind and loving man who always had a beautiful smile and a generous spirit of giving. During his illness, he was courageous and a true witness of his deep faith. The family would like to thank Dr. Thomas Mitchell and his staff, the Bath VA and Paralyzed Veterans, and caregivers Allison, Danielle, Megan, Michael, Sandy and Vanessa; dear supporting and forever friends Steve, Carolyn, Maureen and many others who were kind and caring to John. He truly appreciated their help. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, March 4th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, March 5th at 9:30 am, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. To honor his memory, enjoy the little things in life, as he did, and hold your family in love. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1893, Memphis, TN or the Paralyzed Veterans of America, 344 W. Genesee St., Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/2015
STANLEY ORTELL age 65, formerly of 309 William St., Tuesday, March 11, 1969. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by brother, Michael Ortell of Elmira Heights; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Ortell was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and a retired employee of Remington Rand. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1969
OSTRANDER Mary Victoria Phillips Wallitt
Age 74 of 306 Norton St. Friday, April 11, 1980. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service there Monday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass of Christian Burial & committal service at 10 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul’s Church. Burial St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery at convenience of family. Family will provide flowers of there own & request that those wishing to do so may make contributions to their favorite charity. Survived by husband, Joseph F. Wallitt; daughter, Mrs. Doris Gush of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Cecelia Kiser of Horseheads; two grandchildren, David Gush of Elmira & Suzanne Kendall of Dundee. She was communicant of St. Peter & Paul’s Church, & member of the Altar & Rosary Society. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
OSWINSKI - COMERESKI, Josephine O.
Age 90, of Elmira, died Sunday, February 8, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Josephine was born December 30, 1918 in Elkland, PA, a daughter of Stanley and Helen Oswinski. Her husband Lawrence Comereski predeceased her on February 18, 1990. Josephine is survived by her sister, Doris Cevette of Elkland, PA; sons and daughter-in-law, Larry and Peggy Comereski of Moore, SC, and John Comereski of Breesport. Also surviving are Jennifer and Ben Nugent of Portland, OR, Rebecca and Jody Payne of Chester, U.K., along with many good and caring friends. Josephine graduated from Elkland High School in 1937. She was also a graduate of Elmira Business Institute. Josephine worked for a short time at Firestone Tire and then for Joseph Alpert Jewelers, in Elmira, before raising her boys. She was a Boy Scout den mother when Larry and John were active in scouts. Josephine was a former member of Elmira Business & Professional Women's Club, a long time avid NY Yankee fan, and a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church for 50 years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Thursday, February 12, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Josephine's memory may be directed to either the American Heart Association, 3500 Winton Place, Suite 4, Rochester, NY 14623, or SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/10/2009