St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
PABIS Charlene R. Pabis
Elmira: Age 58, died on Thursday, August 16, 2012 at her home. Charlene was born July 13, 1954, in Elmira, the daughter of John and Congetta (Pirozzolo) Pabis. Her mom predeceased her in 1990. In addition to her father, Charlene is survived by her aunts and uncle, Joan Pirozzolo, James and Blanche Pirozzolo; numerous cousins; many good friends; and her canine companion "ChiChi". Charlene was retired from the New York Telephone Company. She worked for Lib's Supper Club for a short time, before going to work for Blessed Sacrament Parish, where she was currently employed. Charlene was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Society and volunteered for many years with the St. Anthony's Festival. A warm, loving, caring, person, Charlene was dedicated and devoted to her faith, her father, the Pirozzolo Family, co-workers, and friends. She will forever be loved and missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Tuesday, August 21, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Char with a donation to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901. Star Gazette – August 21, 2012
PABIS John M.
Elmira - Age 84, died on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born in Elmira, September 20, 1928, son of Alice (Cook) and John M. Pabis, Sr. He is predeceased by his wife Congetta Pirozzolo Pabis, daughter Charlene Pabis and sister Mary Pabis Resavage. John is survived by his sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Joan Pirozzolo, Blanche and James Pirozzolo, many nieces and nephews, all of whom took great care of John, and his beloved canine companion "ChiChi". John was a member of the United States National Guard for many years. A butcher, John worked for several years at the Mohawk Market before going to work for Super Duper from where he retired. John was an active communicant at St. Anthony's Church until its closing. Every year, for 45 years, John could be found helping out at the St. Anthony's Festival. Although he was of Polish descent, John was the "King of Italian Sausage", proudly passing his "secrets" on to his nephews. He was a life time member of the Italian American Veterans Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, July 22, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. John's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember John with a donation to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901. Officers and members of the I.A.V. will meet at the funeral home on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, John. Signed, Gino Dunn, Commander. Star Gazette – July 19, 2013
PADLESKI FLORENCE L. (TINA) FREDERICK
Florence L. (Tina) - Formerly of Curtis Street -Lovingly known as "Boosha" by her grandchildren, died on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY, at the age of 82. Tina was born in Blossburg, PA, to the late Stanley and Helen Padleski. Her loving husband, John A. Frederick; son, James Precit; sisters, Eleanor Donahue, Ernestine Ghezzi; brothers, Raymond, Ambrose and Edward Padleski predeceased her. Tina is survived by her daughter, Donna M. Spaziani with husband, Bob and grandson, Bobby of Pine City; son, Gary Frederick with grandson, Philip of Elmira, NY; son, D. J. Frederick with granddaughter, Kerri of Key West, FL; along with many nieces, nephews, and cousins. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, July 14th, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 244 W. Franklin Street, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Tina's memory may be directed to the St. Jude Shrine, Office of Planned Giving, P.O. Box 2437, Baltimore, MD 21201; or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. The family of Tina Frederick would like to thank the 4th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the excellent care they provided our mother for the past 4 years. Each of you has a unique gift that you bring to each patient. May God Bless all of you in your work. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
PAGE Charles Richard
Age 72, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Sunday, July 11, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. He was born March 15, 1938 in Blossburg, PA to Pauline and the late Raymond Page. His father, Raymond; stepson, Michael Patrick Monahan; stepmother, Sophie; grandparents, aunts and uncles predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved mother, Pauline Sharp; loving wife, Kathleen; son, Todd (Colette) Page; daughter, Cathleen Page (Pete Pinkerous); stepsons, Dennis (April) and Terry Monahan; grandchildren, Matthew Page and Shelby Paes; sister, Dorothy (Harold) Kendrick; brother, Howard (Jean) Page; Harold (Patsy) Page, Paul (Celeste) Page; along with many aunts, cousins, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Charlie graduated in 1957 from Thomas A. Edison High School, served in the US Air Force and worked for the Department of Corrections for 30 years, retiring as Deputy Superintendent in 1990. Charlie also attended college and graduated from Ulster Community College. He played semi-pro football and baseball and was elected to the Elmira Heights, Thomas A. Edison Hall of Fame in 1997. He loved his family dearly and was an avid outdoorsman. He especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, cars, lottery tickets and his AM Breakfast Club with the "guys". He had many friends, a wonderful sense of humor and will be deeply missed by everyone. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, July 16, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 2 PM. His dear friend, Don Gordy will officiate. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send memorial donations to set up the Chuck Page Football Scholarship at Thomas A. Edison High School c/o 235 West 15th Street, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 14, 2010
DOMINIC PAGIO age 89 of 1120 North Main Street, Elmira, Sunday, August 23, 1987. Friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7to 9 p.m. Funeral Thursday 8:45 a.m. from the funeral home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Interment St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by wife of 63 years, Lena Ruth Pagio; daughters and son-in-law, Josephine and John Willis of Silver Springs, FL, Terry Kemp of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Irene Pagio, Anthony and Carol Pagio of New Albany, IN and Dominic Jr. and Julie Pagio of Mobile, AL; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; one sister, Mary Pace of Rome, Italy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; Mr. Pagio was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and a retired employee of the former GE Foundry with over 40 years of service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/1987
RANDOLPH E. ‘RANDY’ PAINTON age 72, passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, August 22, 2015 as the result of an automobile tragedy. Randy was born in Camp Hill PA on December 21, 1942, a son of the late Truman and Margaret Painton. In addition to his parents Randy is predeceased by his sister Jane Maloney and brother Truman Painton. Randy is survived by his loving wife of 21 years, Patricia Leach Painton; children with their families, Randy Painton of Dallas GA with children Karlie, Channing and Karina; Christopher and Amy Painton of Beaufort SC with daughter Lily; Michael Painton of Covington GA; Michelle Painton Mabry of Norcross GA with daughter Saige; Keith Painton of Flowery Branch GA with son Kane; Louis and Karen Tessier of Sterling VA with children Angela, Zack, Andrew, Maggie and Patrick; Scott Tessier of Poughkeepsie NY with children Brandon, Nicholas and Samantha; Joshua Tessier and Teresa Smoot of Bristow VA with children Danielle, Samantha, Taylor, Todd and Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Paula Painton of Coraopolis PA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Crystal Painton of Maryland, Daniel Maloney of Pinehurst NC, Mary Lou and Peter Liotino of Mooresville NC, Arthur and Sandy Leach of Flowery Branch GA, Joy Leach and Rich Goodstein of Santa Barbara CA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Randy was the consummate family man and best friend who typically placed the needs of those he loved and cared for above his own. Never one to remain idle for long it was not uncommon for him to travel long distances to support his children, grandchildren, nieces, and nephews in various endeavors. He was an avid golfer who made every effort to play no matter where he was or who he was with. Randy played regularly with his dear friend Lou Fossaceca at Soaring Eagles. His patience and strength of character were defining traits that will have a lasting effect on those fortunate enough to have known him. At family gatherings you always knew where Randy was because he was surrounded by a cloud of grandchildren who were often climbing on him. Along with his wife, Randy was a welcoming entertainer of family and friends. His door was always open and there was always room for one more person, in his view (even if there really wasn't). He started his professional career in the industrial filtration business at Hilliard's in the early 1960's after a brief period of time in the seminary. He remained in the filtration industry throughout his entire career owning and running a number of small businesses, participating in multiple industry associations throughout the years, prior to concluding his career at Northeast Filter as a Sales and Technical Support Executive. A consummate gentlemen, loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, and good friend Randy will be missed by many, but never forgotten. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, August 26, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Private family burial will take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Randy with a donation to either, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave, Elmira, NY or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/2015
PALIZAY - NORMAN, Louise A.
Age 93, of Delaware, died Sunday, April 8, 2007, in the Cherith Care Center of Willow Brook Christian Village. She was born May 24, 1913 in Elmira, NY, to John and Mary (Cozloski) Palizay. She was a homemaker and lived her lifetime in Elmira, before coming to Delaware in 2002. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Elmira. She is survived by a daughter-in-law, Nancy Levanduski of Delaware; a sister-in-law, Shirley Levanduski; and a brother-in-law, Donald Ripley, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Betsy Parker of Columbus, Katie Levanduski of Atlanta, and Steve Levanduski of Three Rivers, MI; four great-grandchildren, Clay and Maxine Levanduski, Lindsey and Lauren Hodge; nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Stanley Levanduski in 1966; her second husband, Francis Norman; and a son, Robert in 2004. A graveside service will be Friday, 2:30 p.m. at the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira, NY, with Father Bernard Creighton officiating. Memorial contributions may be made to the Cherith Care Center, 100 Willow Brook Way S, Delaware, OH 43015. Arrangements are in charge of Robinson Funeral Home, 32 West Winter Street, Delaware.
PALLADINO - CARLINEO
Lena G. Of Route 14, Penn Yan and Elmira, NY, died Sunday, May 6, 2001 at Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. Lena was born in Elmira to Nicholas and Giovina Palladino. She married Paul Carlineo on October 2, 1937. Together they lovingly raised three children and planted vineyards and orchards on their farm. She will be sadly missed by her husband Paul, daughter and son-in-law Mary Joan and John LeClaire of Bradford, NY; daughter Paula Edelmann of Elmira; son Daniel at home; "daughter" Lois Hall and her very special friends, Pat Serefine and Virginia Dunning. Lena was the grandmother of Richard LeClaire, Michelle Burge, and Ernest and Paul Edelmann. There are four great-grandchildren. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Catherine and Rick Giannone, Frank and Josephine Carlineo and James Carlineo as well as several nieces and nephews. Lena was predeceased by her parents, sister Carrie, brothers and sisters-in-law, Carl and Maggie Palladino and Peter and Anna Palladino; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Sam and Madeline Carlineo, Ann and Nick Valentino and Angie Carlineo. Lena loved working outdoors and took great pride in her garden, her apple orchards and the vineyard. She was a life long communicant of St. Anthony's Church, Elmira. Friends will be received at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, May 9, 2001 from 2:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M. or 7:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, May 10, 2001 at 9:15 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church, Elmira at 10:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable or memorial contributions in Lena's memory may be directed to St. Anthony's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901.
PALLADINO - MIRANDO, Virginia P.
Age 89, of Elmira, died on Thursday, March 6, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Virginia was born February 20, 1919, a daughter of the late John and Lucia Picciano Palladino. She is also predeceased by her husband John A. Mirando, brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Stella Palladino, Angelo and Bertha Palladino, sisters, Carmella, Edith and Dolores Palladino, and step-mother Josephine Martino Palladino. Virginia is survived by her children, with their families, Therese M. "Terry" and Jim Sgrecci of Watkins Glen, with her sons, Anthony, John, and Joseph Maio; John F. and Carol Mirando of Elmira, with children, Jennifer (James) Jones, and Jared Mirando; James A. and Teri Mirando of Elmira, with children, Molly (Nate) Kohrs, 2nd Lieutenant Alex (Dena), Jerry (Rachel), and Justin (Nicole); Dr. Joseph A. and Lillian Mirando of Ponchatoula, LA, with daughter Lucy; sister Julia Viselli of Tuscaloosa, AL; sister-in-law Anna Greco of Connecticut; along with many nieces, nephews, and wonderful friends. Virginia was a life long Elmiran. She lived most of her life in the house her father built on W. Sixth Street, moving to Watkins Glen a few years ago to be with her daughter Terry. As a young girl Virginia worked at her father's grocery store, the first Italian grocery in Elmira. She also worked at Remington Rand as a clerk/typist from 1941 – 1943. During World War II, Virginia patiently waited and prayed four long years for her beloved fiancé, John, to return safely from the South Pacific. During this time she worked for the US Army at the Holding Point in Horseheads. She and John were married in October, 1945, just three weeks after his return from the Philippines. She then stayed home and raised her family. While her sons were growing up Virginia was active in Huck Finn Little League and Cub Scouts. With her family grown, Virginia worked as a cook at the Masonic Temple Club from 1968 – 1974, and then at Notre Dame High School Business Office from 1975 to 1982. Strong supporters of the high school, Virginia and John spent many hours volunteering with different events at Notre Dame, a tradition that has been passed on to their sons. A life long active communicant of St. Anthony's Church, Virginia was a longtime member and 2 time former President of St. Anthony's Sacred Heart Ladies, member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, and a member of the Mocchie Club. An excellent cook, Virginia would always help out with church bake sales and could always be found at the St. Anthony's Festival helping out wherever needed. Among Virginia's culinary treats that will be missed by many are her Italian pizzelles, buckeye balls, colored cookies, blueberry buckle, and her Sunday and Thursday dinners of homemade "cavi's", with sausage and meatballs. A loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Virginia will be sadly missed. But her legacy of love, and Italian cooking, will be carried on by her family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, March 9, 2008 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, March 10, 2008 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. Those wishing may remember Virginia through donations to either Notre Dame Athletic Association, c/o Jim Mirando, 826 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, or The Joel Stephens Memorial Fund, c/o NYSF, 134 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/8/2008.
PALLADINO - MIRANDO, Virginia P.
Services celebrating Virginia's life were held Monday, March 10, 2008. A prayer service led by her nephew, Deacon Francis Viselli, was held at 9:15 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church, where Virginia was a life long communicant. Father Walter Wainwright was the presider, assisted by Deacon Viselli. The Sacred Heart Ladies formed an honor guard as Virginia's casket was brought into and out of the church. Her children, Terry Sgrecci, John, James, and Joe Mirando, placed the funeral pall on her casket, with Terry and her son, Anthony Maio, placing the crucifix. Scripture readings were read by grandsons, John Maio and Justin Mirando. Deacon Viselli read the gospel and Father Wainwright delivered the homily. Prayers of the Faithful were led by granddaughter Molly Kohrs, with her husband Nate. Offertory gifts were presented by daughters-in-law, Carol, Teri, and Lil Mirando, with great-granddaughter Sophia Mirando, and her mom Rachel, presenting a symbolic gift of pizzelles. Eucharistic ministers were grandson Jared Mirando, and Lisa Flora, family friend. Remarks of remembrance were shared by Jim Mirando. Music was led by organist Bob Walsh and soloist Jack Keefe. Interment followed at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers were grandchildren, John and Joe Maio, Molly Kohrs, Justin, Lucy, and Jared Mirando. Honorary pallbearers, in spirit, were 2nd Lieutenant Alex Mirando and Jennifer Jones. Virginia's services were under the direction of her grandson Jerry Mirando. Family and friends gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon and continued sharing of memories of Virginia. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2008.
PALMER Francis D.
Age 81 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 13, 1925 in Murraytown, PA, son of the late Henry and Catherine (Cahill) Palmer, and died Friday, August 24, 2007, unexpectedly at home. Fran was predeceased by his brother, James Palmer; sister, Christina Palmer Main; brother-in-law, Robert Parke; nieces, Mary Colleen Palmer and Bernadette Palmer; nephew, Michael Main. He is survived by his sister, Kathryn Palmer Parke of Elmira; sister-in-law, Madeline Palmer of Elmira; brother-in-law, Jeff Main of Phelps, NY; nephews, John (Rita) Main, Paul (Jackie) Main, both of Newark, NY, Jim (Mary) Palmer; and niece, Catherine (Ron) Hollenbeck, both of Elmira; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. Fran was a long and faithful communicant of St. Cecilia's Church. He was a Eucharistic Minister, former member and president of parish council at St. Cecilia's Church. He was currently a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. He retired in 1988 as Chief Medical Technologist from St. Joseph's Hospital after 37 years of service, and was the recipient of the Spirit and Oppy Awards there. After his retirement he volunteered in the Medical Records Dept. there for 19 years until his death. Fran graduated from Bethany College in Bethany, WV, and was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, August 30th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Prayers will be offered there at 1 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Fran through donations to the Josh Palmer Fund or St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/28/2007.
PALMER Francis D.
Of Elmira, NY. Prayers were offered on Thursday, August 30, 2007, at 1 p.m. at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home by the Nocturnal Adoration Society, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:30 p.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Thomas O'Brien celebrated the Mass. Upon entering the church, the funeral pall was placed on Fran's casket by his nephews and niece, James Palmer, Catherine Hollenbeck and Paul Main, after which his sister, Kathryn Parke placed a crucifix. Frank Laux was Cantor, accompanied by Joseph Barber, Organist. The first reading was given by James Palmer, the second reading by Paul Main. Father O'Brien read the Gospel and delivered the Homily. Intercessions were read by Ron Hollenbeck, nephew. Offertory Gifts were presented by nieces, Catherine Hollenbeck and Mary Palmer. Remarks of remembrance were given by Ron Hollenbeck. Interment followed in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Father O'Brien offering the committal prayers. Pallbearers were Ronald Hollenbeck, James Palmer, Paul Main and Patrick Palmer, all his nephews, Steve and Cody Clark, his neighbors. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/29/2007 - 8/31/2007.
PALMER Kathryn P. Parke
Elmira: died Saturday, February 18, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Kathryn was born January 13, 1923 the daughter of Henry C. and Catherine (Cahill) Palmer. Her husband Robert L. Parke predeceased her in 1992. She is also predeceased by her brothers, James and Francis Palmer, and sister Christina Main. Kathryn is survived by her sister-in-law Madeline Palmer; brother-in-law Jeff Main; nieces and nephews, Catherine and Ron Hollenbeck, Jim and Mary Palmer, Paul and Jackie Main, John and Rita Main, Marilyn and John Scanlin; along with several other nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Kathryn was a volunteer for over 20 years at St. Joseph's Hospital in the Medical Records Department. She was a communicant for 37 years at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, February 21, 2012 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 noon at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will take place on Wednesday, February 22, 2012 at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Kathryn with a donation to the West Elmira Library, 1231 W. Water Street, Elmira NY 14905. Kathryn's family thanks the staff at Woodbrook, Dr. Corbalan, and the staff of the 5th floor Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care Kathryn received over the last several years of her life. Star Gazette – February 21, 2012
PALMIERI ANGELINE Kennedy Valve
27 years Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Thursday, December 6, 2001 at home surrounded by her loving and caring family. Angeline was born August 16, 1914, the daughter of the late Peter and Marie Cantando Palmieri. She is survived by: her loving sister and brother-in-law; Theresa and Albert Fargo, whom she lived with most of her life, nieces and nephews; Cynthia and Robert Harvey Sr., Corrine and Edward Makovitch, Tina and Larry Brown, Crystal and Joseph Wickham and Albert Fargo Jr., great, and great-great nieces and nephews who she loved and cared for; Robert Jr. and Tanya Harvey and their son Jason, Randy and Jerrilee Harvey and their children Derek and Brooke, Tim and Kim Blampied and their daughter Carley, Paul and Theresa Bonarski, Jeff and Amy Limoncelli and their children Joey, Nicholas and Michael, Mike and Karin Fargo and their daughter Jordyn, Allen and Christy Long and their son Allen and Nikki Fargo, and many more wonderful great, great-great and great-great-great nieces and nephews, and sisters-in-law; Dorothy and Marion Palmieri. Angeline was predeceased by: brothers and sisters; Nicholas, Dominic, Peter, Samuel, Anthony, Yolanda Palmieri and Lena Palmieri Volocci, sister-in-law; Grace Palmieri who died this December 5, and also a niece, Coleen Fargo on March 27, 1955. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Tuesday, December 11, 2001 from 7pm to 9pm. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 at 11am. Burial will immediately follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
PALMIERI Mary Louise (Palmieri) Mowry
Elmira Heights: Mary Lou was brave and steadfast in her fight against the unforgiving cancer living within her. Although she won a few battles, she lost the war on Sunday, July 14, 2013. She is now at peace in our heavenly kingdom, greeted by those whom have left us before her…parents, Louise (Dodson) and Dominic J. Palmieri, Sr., daughter Theresa Mowry and brother Dominic J. Palmieri, Jr. Behind, Mary Lou leaves husband Richard K. Mowry, Sr.,; children, Laura L. Lagonegro, and her husband Andy; Richard K. Mowry, Jr. with Eva Gabriel; Joseph L. Mowry and wife Paula; Marion E. Mowry with Sandra Sayre; step-mother Marion E. Palmieri, all of Elmira; eight grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; brother Peter Palmieri, California; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and grand-dog Lubell. Mary Lou was a thoughtful, loving human being all of her 71 plus years on this earth. She worked for the Elmira City School District for over 30 years in the cafeterias at both Broadway and George Washington Elementary Schools, retiring as Food Service Manager. The thing she treasured most was her family. Mary Lou was loved dearly and will be missed every minute of every hour of every day until we meet again. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing, may remember Mary Lou with a donation to St. Judy's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Judy Place, Memphis TN 38105. Star Gazette – July 16, 2013
PALUCK Benjamin E. - Cherished husband, father,
grandfather and uncle. T.A.E. Class of 1940
Age 87 of Elmira Heights, NY died Thursday, December 4, 2008, at home. He was predeceased by his parents, Helena and Martin Paluch; siblings, Joseph, Stanley, Thaddeus, Thomas and Agnes Carney. His brother, Casimir (Rico) Paluch, survives him. He joins his recently deceased wife of 58 years, Dorothy; and his infant daughter, Catherine. He leaves behind his two loving daughters, Mary Helene (Mark) Missert, primary caregivers, and Ann Marie (Thomas) Kilmer. He also relied on his devoted niece, Mary Ellen Nolan, whom he raised and was always "right on the spot" when he needed her. (Thanks to Marcia Ashton, RN, too, whom Benny thought of as family.) He will be sorely missed by his niece, Sheila Carney (son Jimmy and Amy) who visited, helped out, and loved the stories about her parents and grandparents from Uncle Ben. His grandchildren, Nathan (Tracy Touris) Tress, Jeffrey (Kara Hill) Tress, Andrew (Jennifer) Kilmer and Michelle Kilmer were his pride and joy for whom he had tremendous love. Loving relatives who also survived include niece, Patricia Carney (Bob) Bennett and children; sister-in-law, Dorothy Paluch of Corning, NY, with her children and grandchildren. He was a WWII veteran, serving in North Africa, Corsica, France, Austria and Germany. Ben was a life member of American Legion Post 154 in Elmira Heights. He retired in 1983 from the Elmira Water Board (Filter Plant Operator). He lived his whole life within ½ block of where he was born and loved the Elmira Heights community. Ben was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. He always enjoyed the company of his good friend Sam Misuraca. Special thanks go to his physicians, Dr. Taryn Draxler (nurse Sandy and Kris Hill, NP), Dr. Wafaa Rizk, Dr. Stuart and Dr. Bowditch; the 4th floor A Telemetry staff members at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center who showed loving care to him. Ben will always be known for his kind spirit, generosity and devotion to his family. The door was always open to all who needed a helping hand and he loved company. Due to the Holy Day restrictions, in lieu of a Mass, family and friends are invited to his funeral service on Monday, December 8th, at 10:30 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. He will be laid to rest in the family plot at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with Military Honors with his granddaughter, Michelle Kilmer, playing Taps. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ben through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2008
DOMINICK PANETTA age 82 of 1113 Abbott St., Wednesday, Dec. 30, 1964. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church, a retired employee of New York Gas and Electric Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Addie Panetta; sons, James of Long Island, Ernest, Albert and Anthony, all of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Stella Winans and Mrs. Mary Louise Hess, both of Elmira, Mrs. Mary Frances Austin of Venice, Calif., Mrs. Josephine Marchese of Garfield, N.Y.; 27 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 8:15 a.m. Solemn Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Anthony’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 7:30 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/31/1964
PAPPALARDO Paul J.
Age 79, of Elmira, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Paul was born December 28, 1928, a son of the late Gaetano and Josephine Rotante Pappalardo. He is also predeceased by his brother Salvatore. Paul is survived by his wife of 54 years, Rita Mailey Pappalardo; children, Karen J. Pappalardo of Cortland, NY, Brian C. Pappalardo of Elmira, Mark J. Pappalardo of Wylie TX with his wife Andrea, and children, Richard (Bekah) Carlock and Spc. Gregory Carlock, U.S. Army; Andrew J. Pappalardo of Brighton, NY, with wife René, and children Taylor and Meg; great-granddaughter Joleigh; sister Ann B. Pappalardo of Stamford, CT; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Thomas W. and Patricia Mailey of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Paul earned his civil engineering degree at Clarkson College. After college, he moved to Elmira to work for American Bridge. He met Rita in February 1952 and they married on May 16, 1953. In December of that year he enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served with the Civil Engineer Corps. After serving 3 years in the Navy, Paul worked in Harrisburg and Syracuse before returning to Elmira where he was a self-employed structural engineer for nearly 40 years. He was involved with the construction of many buildings in the Elmira area. Paul was a member, and past president, of the Ithaca Chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers. Paul's first priority in life was his family, treasuring the time spent with his wife, children, and grandchildren. He enjoyed playing golf with his sons and bike riding with his daughter. Paul was also an avid family photographer and longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 10, 2008 at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Private interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Paul's family will provide flowers. Those wishing may remember Paul through donations to Alzheimer's Association, 435 East Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/8/2008 - 3/9/2008.
PARANUSSI - LAGONEGRO, Anne L. (Paranussi)
Age 100 of Woodbrook and formerly a resident in Henrietta and Elmira, died April 15, 2008 at Elcor Heath Care facility. Anne was born Sept. 12, 1907 in Maynard, OH, and was predeceased by her husband, Ralph, and her sons, Julius and Paul Lagonegro. She is survived by her daughters-in-law, Dorothy Lagonegro of Rochester, NY and Julie Lagonegro of Elmira, NY; grandsons, Paul (MaryAnn) Lagonegro, Mark Lagonegro, Kirk (Jennifer) Lagonegro, and Alan (Zina) Lagonegro. In addition she is also survived by six great-grandchildren. Anne was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church in Elmira, NY, and also a member of their Altar and Rosary Society. She was employed as an office assistant for the former LaValley McLeod in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, April 18, 2008, from 1-4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Sat., April 19, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church, 204 W. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Walter Wainright officiating. Interment to follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/17/2008 - 4/18/2008.
Age 69 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 15, 1943 in Elmira, son of the late Louis and Mary (Carozza) Parlo, Sr. and died Monday, August 6, 2012 at home. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his sister Frances Waters and brother Fabian. Lou is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Judith (Hindley) Parlo; daughters Laurie (David) Brown of FL, Lisa of Elmira; sons Todd (Lori) of VT, Anthony (Tricia), Ryan and Brandon all of Elmira; 5 beloved grandchildren Anthony and Sara Brown, Leo, Damien and Aurora Parlo; brother Peter Parlo of Jamestown along with several nieces and nephews including special niece MaryAnn. Lou retired from Southport Correctional Facility after 29 years with the NYS Department of Corrections. He was an avid golfer until is health forced him to retire from his favorite pastime. He filled his time with reading, visiting with friends who came to see him, but most special to him was time enjoying his grandchildren and special buddy "little Ryan". He was so happy that his NY Giants were world champions. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, August 9th from 6 to 8 pm. His funeral service will be held there on Friday, August 10th at 11 am. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lou through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning, Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or Glove House, 220 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904. Star Gazette – August 7, 2012
PARROTTE - GRIBBIN, Teresa M.
Of Elmira, died Thursday, May 22, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center – SNF, with her family by her side. Teresa was born August 8, 1927 in Dannemora, NY, the daughter of Frederick and Agnes Drollett Parrotte. Teresa is predeceased by her husbands, Edward J. Gribbin in 1997, Michael A. Carnevale in 2006, and son-in-law Frank "Nick" Nicklaus, Jr. in 2004. Teresa is survived by her children, Susan G. Chalmers, of Elmira with husband Bruce, Terry Nicklaus of Elmira, and Edward J. Gribbin of Middletown, NJ; grandchildren, Chad (Brigitte) Chalmers of Pittsburgh, PA, Carlie Chalmers of Batavia, NY, Greg Chalmers of Elmira, Jennifer (Jeffrey) Geller of Highland Falls, NY, Captain Frank Nicklaus, III, U.S. Army, Hawaii, Heidi Nicklaus of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Gretchen Adeline Chalmers and Ryan Benjamin Geller; stepchildren, Michael A. Carnevale, Jr. of Aurora, CO, Mary Louise Carnevale of Bethesda, MD, Carol M. Carnevale of Ballston Spa, NY, and Joyce M. Carnevale of Charlotte, NC; long time caregivers, Paula Parker and Sylvia Force. Teresa graduated from Elmira Business Institute with a Travel and Tourism degree. She and her husband Edward owned Gribbin Roofing, Inc. While her daughters were growing up Teresa was a Brownie and Girl Scout Troop leader. Summer months were always spent at the family cottage on the east side of Keuka Lake, a time everyone always looked forward to. Active in the community she was a long time volunteer with St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, a member of the Zonta Club, and active communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. A generous, loving and caring woman, Teresa was a wonderful mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She was well known for her sense of fashion, style and great sense of humor. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Teresa's memory may be directed to Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/24/2008 - 5/25/2008.
PASONE –ROSE A. MEKOS, age 98, passed away peacefully on December 4th, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Born April 29, 1916 in Elmira, NY, to Grace (Guilian) and Luigi Pasone. Rose is survived by her sons, Joe (Marilyn) Mekos and George Mekos, all of Elmira; daughter, Rosemary Hancock, of Keuka Lake, NY; 6 grandchildren, Heather (John) Callaway, of Rochester, NY, Jodi (Larry) Colby, of Ashburn, VA, Kara (Brent) Young, Aaron Mekos all of Elmira, Georgia Hancock Snusz (Mike Snusz) of Takoma Park, MD, Cory Hancock, of Geneseo, NY, and 8 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by adoring step father Angelo Fuero; her loving husband, George; and her sisters, Mary Chapman, Betty Griffin, Patricia Button and Antoinette Emanuel. Rose attended/graduated from Elmira Free Academy and St. Joseph's School of Nursing. A truly inspirational woman, Rose worked for many years as a Registered Nurse in charge of the Postpartum Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital. She lost her beloved husband in 1953, after only twelve years of marriage, and assumed the devoted role of both parents, attending her son's many sporting events and helping to establish them in business. After her retirement, she helped to raise each of her six grandchildren, and eventually moved into to her daughter's home on Keuka Lake. An avid follower of sports and current events, she maintained a glorious wit until her last days. A special thank you to the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center's ICU Unit. Donations in Rose's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements by the Baker Family Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/2014
PATCHADLO Frank J. Age 83, formerly of Lake Road, Elmira Heights, NY, died Sunday morning, July 24, 2005. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, July 27, 2005 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Church, Elmira, Thursday, July 28 at 10 a.m. with Rev. Eugene Weis, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Bently Creek Cemetery, Bently Creek, PA, with full military honors. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make memorials to the American Diabetes Association. Frank is survived by stepson, James (Joyce) Caporiccio of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Maria (Dave) Hartman, Cindy (Stan) Mathews, Debbie (Barry) Bowen, James (Sharon) Caporiccio, Tony Caporiccio, Lisa (Kirk) Crandall; special granddaughter and caregiver, Theresa (Mike) Tobbey; best friend and great-granddaughter, Michaela Tobbey; 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Steveskey of Delaware, brother-in-law, John Bouille of Elmira, NY; nieces, Linda Stevesky, Patricia Johnson, Dolores Carr, Lorraine, Rodowsky, Rosalee Hanrahan, Marge Foster; and several other nieces and nephews. Frank was predeceased by his loving wife, Renee Patchadlo; parents, Casmir and Eva Patchadlo; stepdaughter, Joanne Edlund; stepson, Joseph Paradis; sisters, Katherine Wilson and Pauline Janowski; and brothers, Paul and John Patchadlo. Frank was a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WWII and was a retiree from Harding Inc. with 42 years of service.
PATCHADLO - Mary A. Steveskey - Age 93, of Dover, DE, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, March 8, 2010. She is survived by her daughter, Linda M. Steveskey, Dover, DE; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband, Albert J. Steveskey; sister, Pauline Janowski; brothers, John and Frank Potchadlo. Mary was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a member of its Rosary & Sacred Heart Society. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the Alzheimer's Association (envelopes available at the funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday, March 14th, from 4 to 6 p.m., a prayer service there Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.12.2010
James Ross, Jr., infant son of Mr. & Mrs. James R. Patterson of Gillett RD 1, Penna., Sunday, July 22, 1973. Private funeral services at the Barrett Funeral Home. Burial at the convenience of the family, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Besides parents, survived by maternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. William Howe of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. John Patterson of Gillett, Penna.; several aunts, uncles, and cousins.
PATTERSON Walter H. Age 85, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Thursday, July 28, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Walt was born May 5, 1920, a son of Walter H. and Julia Sullivan Patterson. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sisters, Rosemary Patterson Longwell and Ann Patterson Kahler. Walt is survived by his brother William R. Patterson of Collinsville, IL; brother-in-law Harry L. Kahler of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Julianne M. (Thomas) Combs of Elmira, Mark P. (Rosemary) Kahler of Austin, TX, Sheila Kahler Fusare of Horseheads and Thomas H. Kahler of St. Petersburg, FL; longtime special friends, Fr. Rick Farrell of St. Mary's Church, Elmira and Marie McGlenn of Elmira. Walt was blessed to have many good friends in his life who will miss him. Walt graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1939. He was a tool maker at Remington Rand for 23 years, before managing the Remington Shaver office on William Street for 25 years. Walt then worked at Capabilities for 2 years before retiring. He was a member Third Degree of the Elmira Council Knights of Columbus, a Third Order member of the Dominican Laity since 1993, and an altar server at the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen for 11 years. Walt also volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital for a number of years and was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, July 31, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, August 1, 2005 at St. Patrick's Church at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Walt's memory may be directed to St Mary's Church Renovation Fund, the Dominican Monastery or St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation.
SANIL PAULETTE of 823 Walnut St. Thursday, Jan. 12, 1961. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church. No known survivors. Body at Mogro’s Funeral Home. Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday at 8 a.m. Requiem High Mass at 9 at St. Anthony’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1961
PAULO Sandra M. (Paulo) Maldonado
Age 67, of Elmira, NY died Saturday, December 21, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira with her loving family by her side. Sandra was born on August 1, 1946, daughter of the late Lewis and Lena (Dandrea) Paulo. Sandra is survived by her husband of 41 years, Carlos; daughters, Colleen Sturch, Carmen (Carey) Bubacz and Melissa McCann; sons, Albert Augusto and Charles Maldonado; grandchildren, Millena (Josh), Samantha, Erica, Anthony, Cody, Cari and Cala; great grandchildren, Quantel, Ava, Juliana, Adrianna and Camden; many friends. Sandra will be deeply missed by those that knew her. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 23rd, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – December 23, 2013
EDWARD ‘EDDIE’ PAUTZ age 78 lifelong member of the Southport community, passed away unexpectedly Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was the son of the late Frederick and Doris Pautz; born in Elmira July 29th, 1936. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 53 years Lena in 2013. Surviving are his sons, Scott E. Pautz of Beaver Dams, NY, and Chris (Karen) Pautz of Coxsackie, NY; grandson, Robert Pautz; and brother, Ronald Pautz of Bangkok, Thailand. He was a Lifetime member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, the New York-Penn Fireman's Assoc., and a lifetime member of the Elmira Elks Club B.P.O.E. #62. Eddie will be best known for his unwavering commitment to the Southport community. His love for the Southport Fire Department and its members was undeniable and he would give at any cost to support its cause and purpose. He was an integrated part of this community woven into its very fabric of life. Many have come to know him as the Fair Shake train driver. He loved seeing the people and meeting the children. Greeting everyone with a very friendly smile, handshake and soft "Hello" was what he was about. He had a special way about him to comfort children reluctant to ride the train. Giving to the people of Southport is what he loved. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral services celebrating Eddie's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00PM. Graveside services will follow on Monday morning at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira at 10:00AM. Those wishing, please make memorials in Eddie Pautz's name to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/16/2015
PAUTZ - MORICH Mary Ellen
Age 81, of Elmira Heights, died peacefully at her home, with her loving family and friends by her side, on Monday, June 7, 2010. Mary Ellen is the daughter of the late Robert L. and Marion (Matthews) Pautz. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, George Morich; children, with their families, Kathleen E. and Brian Bradley of Phoenix, AZ, with children, Kara, K.C. and Jessica; Nancy A. and Gene Barcomb of Horseheads; Karen E. and Brian Qualey of Horseheads with children, Bridget and Patrick; Michael and Xiaoming Morich of Casselberry, FL with daughter Lulu; Susan M. and Daniel Turner of Elmira Heights with daughters, Kati, Megan and Sarah. Also surviving are 8 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law Daniel L. and Carol Pautz of Ellenville, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Mary Ellen was a very active person who was always on the go and lived her life to the fullest. She was a charter member of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, a member of the Women's Auxiliary of the I.A.V., Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 Auxiliary, and the Horseheads Senior Center. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. Interment and committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary Ellen with a donation to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home at 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, June 9th, to conduct a prayer service for our departed sister Mary Ellen Morich. Signed Mary Ellen Allington, President - Published in Star-Gazette from June 8 to June 9, 2010
PAUTZ - MORICH Mary Ellen
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, June 10, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights. Father Christopher Linsler was the presider, assisted by Deacon William Dougherty. Bagpiper Paul Campbell piped as Mary Ellen's casket was taken into and out of the church. The funeral pall was placed on Mary Ellen's casket by her children, Kathleen, Nancy, Karen, Michael and Susan, with her husband George placing the crucifix. Daughters, Nancy and Susan gave the readings with Deacon Daugherty reading the Gospel and Father Linsler delivering the homily. Daughters, Nancy and Karen presented the Offertory Gifts. Eulogies were given by grandchildren, First Lieutenant K.C. Marshall, USAF, Kara Brown and Megan Turner. Music was led by organist Jean McCormick and soloist Jack Keefe. Interment, with committal prayers, followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In honoring Mary Ellen's love of all things Irish, Jack Keefe sang "Lady of Knock" at the graveside service. Bagpiper Paul Campbell ended the graveside service with "Amazing Grace". Pallbearers were Mary Ellen's sons-in-law, Brian Bradley, Gene Barcomb, Brian Qualey, and Daniel Turner with grandsons First Lieutenant Marshall and Patrick Qualey. Following the graveside service family and friends gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon where a special toast, for Mary Ellen, was given by Patrick Qualey. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 12, 2010
PAVELSKI - BUCK, Delores A.
A longtime resident of the Bentley Creek, PA community died Christmas Eve, December 24, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital following her courageous battle with breast cancer at the age of 72. Born on September 1, 1936 in Gibson, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Anna Drozdick Pavelski. Delores married her love and best friend, George Buck, on September 27, 1958 in Jackson, PA. She was a Registered Nurse having worked for Binghamton City Hospital and later at St. Joseph's Hospital for many years in maternity, the emergency room and rehab until her retirement. Surviving is her loving family, husband and companion of 50 years, George Buck at their Bentley Creek home; children, LuAnne (Gary) Mikos, Lancaster County, PA; Colleen Dyer, Southport, NY; and George Jr. (Karen) Buck, Big Flats, NY; seven grandchildren, Christopher and Andrew Buck; Krista and Ken Mikos; and Bianca, Erica and Mark Zongrone; siblings, Mary Snyder, PA; Madeline (Fred) Koehler, FL; Paul (Betty) Pavelski, TX; Pearl (Wolfgang) Mueller, FL; Margaret Marsh, VA; Frank Pavelski, MO; Joseph (Sandra) Pavelski, PA; Martina (Joseph) Lingobardo, PA; and John Pavelski, TX; also surviving are George's siblings, Eva Summit, Southport, NY; Mary Elizabeth (Roger) Mack, Waverly, NY; Eugene (Lynn) Buck, Horseheads, NY; Charmaine (Dennis) Shaffer, PA; and Kathy (Larry) Nogle, FL; George's aunt, Rita Pishko, Williamsport, PA; several nieces, nephews and many family friends, especially, Olga Owens with whom Delores spent many enjoyable hours playing Bingo and also her many coworkers from St. Joesph's maternity unit that remained her lifelong friends. In addition to her parents, Delores was predeceased by a brother, Walter Pavelski; brothers-in-law, Charles Snyder, Norbert Marsh, Carl (Lorraine) Buck and a sister-in-law, Martha Burnell. In serving the Lord, Delores was a communicant of St. Anne's Catholic Church in Bentley Creek for many years. A devoted nurse, caring mother and loving wife, Delores invested much time in her comfortable home, enjoyed gardening, and attended her grandchildren's activities. Always active, she enjoyed a busy social life, traveled, and loved visiting the casinos. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, December 29, 2008, between the hours of 4-7 p.m. A prayer service will take place at Caywood's Tuesday morning at 8 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anne's Roman Catholic Church, Bentley Creek, PA at 9:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the Attn: Gift Management Services, 5005 LBJ Freeway, Suite 250, Dallas, TX 75244 or the Salvation Army, 414 Lake St. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. A very special thank you to the staff of professionals at St. Joseph's Hospital; especially those of D-3 where Delores spent her final days. She felt so much at home at St. Joesph's after the many years of service she gave the hospital. We, her family, are at peace knowing she died in your wonderful care. Also, many thanks to the oncology staff of the Guthre Clinic, Sayre, PA where she received most of her primary cancer treatments. May God Bless Each of You.
PAVLINA –ROSEMARIE BARNSTEAD age 81 formerly of 762 Thompson St. Southport, passed away Thur. Dec. 18, 2014 at Robert Packer Hospital. Born on June 29, 1933 in Wilcox, PA; Rose was the daughter of the late Michael & Pauline Repko Pavlina. She married Robert Barnstead on Aug. 16, 1958 and he predeceased her on Dec. 20, 2012. Rosemarie graduated from EFA. In earlier years, she was employed by local movie theaters, Woolworths Dept. Store, and B&T Video. A homemaker, Rose loved caring for her family, her home and time spent with family and friends. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Her interests included reading, jigsaw puzzles, shopping, and was active in the Southport Fire Dept. Auxiliary. Surviving are her sons, Steven (Susan) Barnstead, Big Flats; and Robert (Cheryl) Barnstead, Newport News, VA; two grandchildren, Olivia and Liam; brother, Michael (Patricia) Pavlina, Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law, Margaret "Peggy" Pavlina, Elmira; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Rosemarie was predeceased by a brother, John Pavlina and a sister-in-law, Joyce (George "Jim") Hickey. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. Dec. 22, 2014 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/20/2014
FRANK A. PAWLAK, 87, 1301 N. Main St., Friday, Nov. 9, 1962. He was a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Josephine Pawlak; sons, Leo at home, Alzy J. of Horseheads, Vincent of New York City; daughters, Mrs. Martha Pryzgoda, Mrs. Louise Lepkowski and Mrs. Ann O’Herron of Elmira, Mrs. Stella Bush of Annapolis, Md., Sister M. Adorata and Sister M. Rosalma of the Felician Order, Buffalo; brother, Andrew of Poland; sister, Mrs. Mary Kendziora of South Bend, Ind.; 11 grandchildren. Body at Kalec Funeral Home. Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 9:45 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 10:30 in St. Casimir’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Recitation of Rosary Sunday at 8:30 p.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962
PAWLAK Louise P. Lepkowski nee: Pawlak
Age 103 of Elmira, died Saturday, December 03, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Survived by daughter, Mary Lou (Ronald) Reisig, Ashland, KY; son, Edward (Eileen) Lepkowski, Jr., Staten Island, NY; grandchildren, Mark (Amy) Reisig, Strasburg, VA, Jennifer (Thomas) Richard, Coventry, RI, Jeffrey Reisig, Lexington, KY, Kevin (Heather) Reisig, Albany, NY, Elizabeth (Brian) Loveridge, Staten Island, Brendan (Jacklyn) Lepkowski, Queens, NY, Kaitlin Lepkowski, Staten Island; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters, Sister Mary Adorata & Sister Mary Rosalma of Buffalo, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins; pre-deceased by husband, Edward R. Lepkowski. Louise was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a member of its Rosary-Sacred Heart Society, the Wanda Circle and an adorer at the perpetual adoration chapel. A Special Thank You from the family to the Staff at CCNF. The Family will receive relatives & friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. A Prayer Service there Wednesday, December 7th at 9:15 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 5, 2011
A long time and well respected gentleman of the Pine City community died, Tuesday evening, February 17, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 86. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, February 22, 2009 between the hours of 1 - 4 p.m. A Monday morning prayer service will take place at Caywood's at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Pazahanick. A complete obituary will appear in Friday's edition. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2009
PEARTE Joseph M., Jr.
Elmira: Age 67, passed away, Sunday, June 5, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. Joe was born March 13, 1944 in Norfolk, VA, a son of the late Joseph M., Sr. and Sara (Paul) Pearte. He is also predeceased by his brother-in-law James Philbin. Joe is survived by his wife of 43 years, Sharon Philbin Pearte; children, Lisa M. Mallacoccio with husband Vern, J. Michael Pearte, Maria T. Pearte with fianc? Dave Springer, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Christie (Adam), Elizabeth, Monica, Jackie, Andrea, Vanessa, Angela, and Dominick; great-grandchildren, Damon, Elijah, and Jayden; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Jo and Ralph Rowland of Virginia Beach VA; brother George "Mack" Pearte of Ellicott City MD; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lynn and Marjorie Philbin of Greenville NC, Margaret and David Redfield of Erin, Kathleen and Peter Dineen of Boxford MA; special family friends, Julie Cady and her son Errick Hall of Corning; along with several nieces and nephews. Joe was a proud U S Air Force veteran and was involved with activities that were helpful to fellow veterans. He was instrumental with getting the Veterans Memorial placed at Fitzsimmons Cemetery in Southport. Joe worked for the FBI in Washington, DC for a few years before moving to Elmira with Sharon. He then worked for the U S Postal Service, retiring after 35 years of service. Joe was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post # 154 and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Joe's Mass of Christian Burial will take place Wednesday, June 8, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the American Legion Clarence Olive Post #154, 236 Scottwood Avenue, Elmira Heights NY 14903, in Joe's memory. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – June 7, 2011
PECK Clarence F. Jr. Age 77, of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, January 14, 2007, after a brief illness. Clarence was born March 6, 1929, the son of the late Clarence and Stashia Zenoski Peck Sr. He was employed by the Horseheads Central School District for 33 years as a custodian. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Gert; sister, Polly Peck; son, Michael and favorite daughter-in-law, Jeanine; daughter, Kathy and favorite son-in-law, John Collins; grandchildren, Adrianne, Kyle Peck and Josh Miller; great-granddaughter, Lauren; and will be greatly missed by his beloved dogs, Megan and Colleen. At the families request there will be no calling hours. The family would like to invite relatives and friends to Clarence's Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday January 17, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Clarence through donations to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Inc., P.O. Box 3001, Elmira, NY 14905-0001. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035.
PECK Clarence F. Jr. Age 77, of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday evening, January 14, 2007, after a brief illness. At the families request there will be no calling hours. The family would like to invite relatives and friends to Clarence's Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad Street, Horseheads, NY, on Wednesday January 17, 2007, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Clarence through donations to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Inc., P.O. Box 3001, Elmira, NY 14905-0001. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035
SCOTT J. PEDALTY age 66 of Pine City, NY. Passed away Sunday, January 11, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Scott was the son of the late John W. and Ruth (Adams) Pedalty. Surviving is his beloved wife of 46 years, Diane (Skorczewski) Pedalty; children, Timothy Pedalty of Pine City, Andrew (Tammy) Pedalty of Elmira, Kathy (Nick) Becker of Pine City; six grandchildren, Jessica, Ashley, Katie, Scotty, Alexis, and Mikey; sister, Carol Lou Shaylor of Ashland, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Scott was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who loved Family and friend time, traveling to Florida, taking cruises, and his lucky casino trips. He enjoyed area High School football games with his sons and grandchildren. He was a devoted correctional officer for the New York State Department of Corrections 31 years. Serving from 1971 in Attica directly following the uprising, he transferred to the Elmira Correctional Facility in 1972, where he worked until 1988. In 1988 he helped open the Southport Correctional Facility and worked until his retirement in May 2002. Scott was very instrumental in rebuilding and strengthening the Notre Dame Athletic Association and rebuilding Troop #129 Cub Scout program through St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, January 14, 2015 2:00PM to 4:00PM and again from 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Prayer services will be held there Thursday, January 15 at 9:15AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church at 10:00AM, graveside committal prayers will be offered in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/13/2015
PELCHY - Anna Mae Pease - Age 77, of Elmira, NY. She was born November
16, 1932 in Elmira, daughter of the late Amos and Elizabeth (Seidel) Pelchy and
Friday, March 12, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her grandson, Pvt. Justin P. Hartford; brother, William Pelchy; and sister, Shirley McMinds. She is survived by her daughter, Alice Hartford; grandchildren, Heather and Jeremy Leupelt, Mackensy and Chelsey Hartford; great-granddaughter, Bailey Marie, all of Elmira; brother, John Pelchy: sister, Marie Hull, both of FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Anna Mae retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, March 16th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.15.2010
PELCHY - MCMINDS
Shirley (Pelchy) Age 67, of 813 West Gray Street died peacefully on the evening of Saturday, October 13, 2001 at home and attended by her family. Shirley was born August 14, 1934 in Elmira daughter of the Amos and Elizabeth (Seidel) Pelchy. Shirley married Donald L. McMinds her loving and devoted husband and friend of 47 years on February 18, 1956. Survivors also include her daughters: Lynn (William) Harrell of Brandon, FL, Ann (John) Schmitz of Phoenix, AZ, Martha McMinds of Elmira, a son; Edward McMinds of Elmira, brothers; William Pelchy, of Elimra, John Pelchy, of Elmira, special family friend Marie Detrick of Sayre, PA, sisters; Anna Mae Pease of Elmira and Marie Hull of Lake Worth, FL, grandchildren; Andrea, Sam, Andy, Zack, Joe, Jack, Adria and Michael, many nieces and nephews. Shirley was employed at Rosenbaum's for 27 years and retired while working for Brennen's Restaurant in Elmira in 1993. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service 1:00 PM Wendesday, October 17, 2001 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Deacon Robert Stowell officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorials are directed to Souther Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Her loving sister-in-law Joan Dorn of Elkland, PA predeceased Shritly this week on October 10, 2001.
PELLETIER - LENKER, Bertha P.
Of Bonview Street - Was born May 11, 1923, the daughter of the late Raymond and Blanche (Rochette) Pelletier, died peacefully on Sunday, September 14, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 85. She is survived by her beloved siblings, sister, Blanche Aubin; brothers, Raymond (Margaret "Peggy") Pelletier and Lionel (Victoria) Pelletier; along with several nieces and nephews. Bertha was formerly employed at the A & P Plant in Horseheads, NY. In accordance with her wishes, Bertha will be cremated at the Southport Crematorium, Inc. and buried at a later date and time to be announced in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/15/2008 - 9/16/2008
PELLOR John M. (AKA James R. Collingwood)
54, of Hornell, NY, died Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, following a long illness. Born January 1st, 1953 in Elmira, he was the son of Francis and Grace (Spallone) Pellor. He attended Broadway Junior High School in Elmira and later attended John Marshall High School in Rochester. He has resided in Hornell since 1975. He was married in 1979 to the former Eva Robinson, who died September 4th, 1988. He was also preceded in death by his brother, David Pellor, who died in 1992; his sister, Roberta Smith, who died in 1998; his parents and grandparents. Surviving are his sister, Diana (James) Meehan of Horseheads; two brothers, Richard (Marjorie) Pellor of Gillett, PA, and Charles Pellor of Seattle, WA. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday at 3:00 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY, with Rev. Dudley Jenkins officiating. Burial will be in St. Peter & St. Paul Cemetery, Elmira
KENNETH E. PELTON age 90 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 3, 1924 in Ralston, PA, son of the late William and Mary (Crandall) Pelton and passed away Monday, September 8, 2014 at home. He was predeceased by his wife Stella in 2004 and brothers Robert and Donald and is survived by his son, Kim Pelton of FL; daughter Karen Hess of CA; granddaughter Cara Hess of CA along with several nieces and nephews. Ken was a communicant of St. Mary's Church; he retired from Conrail after 35 years and was a veteran of the U.S. Army during WWII. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service with military honors on Monday, September 15th at 9:30 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery (Mt. Zoar entrance). Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/11/2014
PENDERGAST –MRS. PAULINE MEACHAM of Fulton St. Funeral was held Monday (Sept. 25, 1978) at the McCarthy Funeral Home followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church, Rev. Joseph M. Egan celebrant. Pallbearers: Philip Maron, Charles McCarthy, John McMahon, Timothy Reidy II, Jay Schoonover, Leslie Smith. Rev. John J. Leary conducted the committal in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1978
PEPPER Mr. Elton L. Pepper
died at the age of 98 on Wednesday morning after a short illness following a fall at home. Mr. Pepper was a patient at Memorial Hospital in Towanda. Elton was born in 1913 in Monroe Township, the son of Mr. Leon C. Pepper and Mrs. Lura (Allen) Pepper. He graduated from Towanda High School in the class of 1930. In 1937 he married the former Eileen Sullivan from Towanda. They resided in Monroeton until moving to Towanda in 1985. Mr. Pepper pursued various farming operations, having a chicken hatchery and a large dairy farm in Monroeton, Pa. Beginning in 1944 he also managed the Troy, Pa. office for the Northeastern Pennsylvania Artificial Breeding Cooperative, participating in the early development of artificial insemination for dairy and beef cattle that is now the standard. Many farm families in Bradford County will remember his frequent visits to their herds. After nearly two decades with NEPA, Elton left farming in the 1960s and moved into real estate sales and development, continuing in this for many years. Mr. Pepper was predeceased by his wife of 60 years, Eileen, who died in 1998, a brother, Allen Pepper, and a sister, Arleen (Pepper) Carlton. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Helen (Pepper) Griswold of Horseheads, N.Y. He is also survived by his sons Michael of Houston, Texas and John of Allentown, Pa.; by grandsons Thomas Pepper of Houston, and Terence Pepper of Tempe, Ariz.; by step-grandson Aaron Castorina of Houston, Texas; and by numerous nieces and nephews of both the Pepper and Sullivan families. These include his niece, Marie Kerwan Turner of Alexandria, Va. and Augusta, Ga., who had been his frequent helper in the past years. Funeral services will be at the Maryott-Bowen funeral home in Towanda. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 27. A Funeral Mass will be offered at S.S. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 29 with burial services following at S.S. Peter and Paul Cemetery on James Street in Towanda. Friends are asked to consider donations to the St. Agnes School in Towanda in lieu of flowers. Towanda Daily Review - November 24, 2011
ANGELO PERFETTI age 91 of 723 Kinyon St., Elmira, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to attend a funeral service Friday at 10 a.m. at Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home. Burial will be at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by wife, Mary Morgia Perfetti; sons, Patrick of Elmira and Peter (Carol) of Cary, IL; 10 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchildren. He was a long time employee for the Penna. Railroad before he retired at the age of 70. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/8/1988
PERFETTI - Pat (Pasquale) Perfetti - Age 80 of Elmira, died
Thursday, March 11, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long battle with Parkinson's and Heart Disease. Pasquale was born September 7, 1929, the son of Angelo and Maria Morgia Perfetti. Pat was a 1947 Graduate of Southside High School. He was employed by Moore Business Forms as a machinist and Drake's Hearth and Home. In his younger years Pat was a volunteer for the American Heart Association and the Neighborhood House. He was a spirited boxer and continued his love of the sport. In addition to his parents Pat was predeceased by his son, Peter James Perfetti and sister, Yolanda Brown. He is survived by his son, Don Perfetti of Virginia; daughters, Marcia (Ron) Liddick of Harrisburg, PA; and Diane Perfetti with Pat Callahan of Elmira; four grandchildren, Clint and Kaley Liddick, Pete Perfetti Jr. and Daniel Schwessinger, brother Pete (Carol) Perfetti of Wisconsin, several nieces and nephews and special friend Joe Magno. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, March 14, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It was Pat's request that private family funeral services be held. Interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Pat's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.13.2010
Age 48, of 114 Hoffman St., Elmira, NY. She was born June 6, 1959 in Elmira, daughter of the late Alfred and Frances (Liberatore) Pesegi, and died Friday, November 9, 2007, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her loving family, which included her ARC family at 114 Hoffman St., where she lived for the past 20 years; brother, Joseph Pesegi of Macedon, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Jerry Potson of Elmira, Patti and Bill Rosettie of Big Flats, Nancy and Steve Theobald of Cincinnati, OH; nieces and nephews, Kristy and Mike LaBar of Elmira, Brandon and Heidi of Horseheads, Megan and John Drago of Jacksonville, FL, Melanie Potson of New York City, Kate, Elizabeth and Sarah Theobald, all of Cincinnati, OH; great-nephews and niece, Zachary and Nicholas LaBar of Elmira, Dominic and MaKayla Rosettie of Horseheads; aunts and uncles, Philomena Cicora of Elmira, George Calo of Corning, John and Theresa Anderson of Rochester. Marijean was employed at Southern Tier Industries. She was a kind and caring person, so as her final act of kindness, she became a tissue donor. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, November 13th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Walter Wainwright will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marijean through donations to the ARC Fund, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY 14901. Marijean's family would like to thank the ARC staff and nurses, especially those at her home, for the wonderful care, compassion and joy they brought to Marijean. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2007.
PETERS Lee Richard Owner of Vasco Brands Age 83, died peacefully in his sleep with loving wife of 62 years, Sophie, by his side September 2, 2005. Born in Troy, PA, April 23, 1922 to Lee S. and Carrie P. Peters. His parents; sisters, Grace Bly, Lena Kennedy; and brother, John Peters, preceded him in death. Lee is survived by his wife, Sophie Peters; children, Sharon (Jim) Emmick, Ronald (Vivian) Peters, Michael (Stephanie) Peters, Janet (David) Tuma, and Jane (Jeffery) Jack; grandchildren, Melissa (Chad) Hackmann, Katherine and Brian Peters, Michael, Steven and Joshua (Corey) Peters, Carrie (Markedis) Williams, David, Lee (Joanna) and Christopher Tuma, Karl Lewis, Mandy and Jeffery Jack; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Nellie Eilenberger; sister-in-law, Helen (Doug) Wilson; brother-in-law, Adolph Sandberg; and many nieces and nephews. Lee survived polio as a young boy and with massive determination achieved his dream of owning and operating his own business. He owned, operated and built Vasco Brands from a small janitorial company into a major regional distributor. He was a self-made man, who loved going to work every day. Lee felt he was a fortunate man who was blessed with family and simple pleasures in life, like riding his bicycle. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, September 6, 2005, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., followed by a funeral service there at 7:00 p.m. Burial will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Wednesday, September 7, at 10:30 a.m. In lieu of flowers Lee may be remembered by donations to Northern Tier Children's Home, Harrison Valley (Rte. 49), Ulysses, PA, or the United Way of Chemung County.
SOPHIE PETERS, age 90, formerly of Pine City, went to her eternal peace on Wednesday, April 8. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, Lee; parents, George and Katharine; sisters, Anna Riker, Mary Sandberg, and Helen Wilson; and grandson, Lee Tuma. Sophie is survived by her children, Sharon (Jim) Emmick, Ronald (Vivian) Peters, Michael (Stephanie) Peters, Janet (Rana) Peters, Jane (Jeffery) Jack; grandchildren, Mandy and Jeffery (Aubrie) Jack, David (Krista) Tuma Jr., Carrie (Markedis) Williams, Christopher (Emily) Tuma, Karl Lewis, Michael (Melissa) Peters, Steven Peters, Joshua (Corey) Peters, Melissa (Chad) Hackmann, Katharine Peters, Brian (Kerry) Peters; 22 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. In our eyes our mom was the World's Greatest mom, homemaker, cook, nurse, everything. We were fortunate to have tasted the very best apple pie, made by our mom Sophie. She was a huge presence in all of our lives. She devoted her life to home and family. Her life ethic, same as our dad's, was to be productive, to be useful, to make a difference. She did make a difference in all of our lives. She struggled valiantly for years to keep walking, until she could no longer. She was courageous through many struggles in life. The daughter of Ukrainian immigrants, she was always proud of her heritage, and carried on those traditions of special foods and celebrations. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY on Saturday, April 11, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with the funeral service following at 2:00 PM, Father John DeSocio will officiate. Graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. We extend a special thank you to the caregivers at Woodbrook and to St. Joseph's Hospital for their kindness to our mom. If desired, donations could be given to the YWCA of Elmira and the Twin Tiers, 211 Lake Street, Elmira, NY or to the Eldridge Park Carousel Preservation Society Inc., PO Box 3056, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/2015
PETSKY Lawrence W. Age 68, of Pine City, NY, died peacefully, after a short bout with cancer, Saturday, October 28, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Larry was born in Warren, PA, and was a son of the late Leo and Helen (Wright) Petsky. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol Eisenhart Petsky on June 30, 1999. Larry is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Michael L. and Mary Beth Petsky of Manorville, NY, with their children, Nicholas, Kevin and Mary Kate; Timothy M. and Sarah Petsky of Severna Park, MD, with their son, Kyle; and Lawrence B. Petsky of Macedon, NY, with his children, Laura and Lawrence R.; brother and sister-in-law, Roger L. and Sandy Petsky of Elmira; brother-in-law, Leon R. Eisenhart with Betty Holmes of Chemung; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Larry was a U.S. Army veteran. He worked as a Credit & Collections Manager for several local companies. Before retiring in 1999, Larry worked as a Health Care Provider for New York State. An outdoorsman, Larry was an avid hunter and enjoyed fishing. He was a passionate NY Yankees and NY Giants fan. Larry was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, November 1, 2006, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, November 2, 2006, at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Larry's memory may be directed to either Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903, or the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901.
Josephine L. Age 94, formerly of Diven Avenue, died on Wednesday, October 17,2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Josephine was born on May 2, 1907 in Elmira, NY to the late Carmine and Alfrida (Brenzo) Petti. She was also predeceased by her husband Michael in 1997. Survivors include her sons, Arthur Caparula of Elmira Heights and Robert Caparula of Davenport, IA; daughter, Dolores Hogencamp of Chattanooga, TN; 8 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 21st from 4 to 7 PM at the Barrett Funeral. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 22nd at 9 AM at Sts. Peter & Paul Church, with Reverend Patrick Connor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation in Josephine's name can be made to St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility, 5th floor, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
JOHN J. ‘JACK’ PETZKE SR; age 92, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, September 20, 2015. Jack was born in Elmira NY on June 1, 1923, a son of Frederick, Sr. and Helena (Swetolske) Petzke. He was predeceased by his brother Frederick Petzke, Jr. Jack is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary Weingart Petzke; sons and daughters-in-law, John J., Jr. and Diane Petzke of Cassville NY, Thomas F. and Dawn Petzke of Elmira, Robert F. and Karen Petzke of Lowman, Richard J. and Betsy Petzke of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Kay and Peter Rocchi of Pine City; grandchildren, John J. III (Christa) Petzke, Danielle (Chad) DeStefano, Paul Petzke, Pamela Petzke, Robert Petzke, Alex Petzke, Sara Petzke and Christopher Rocchi; great grandchildren, Isabella Petzke, Daniel and Luke DeStefano; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Patricia and James Howland of Elmira; several nephews. Jack was a 1941 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He was a U S Army veteran of WWII serving with the 69th Signal Battalion. Jack was involved with military campaigns in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France and Rhineland. After leaving the military Jack and his family enjoyed attending numerous reunions with his military unit. He worked for the Elmira Correctional Facility for 37 years retiring as Head Clerk in 1983. Jack was a longtime active communicant of St. Casimir's Church. He was a member of the Elmira Elks Club for over 40 years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Jack may be directed to CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Road, Painted Post NY or a charity of one's choice. Officers and member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 will meet at the McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a Memorial Service for our brother, Jack. Signed, Jeff Bailey, Exalted Ruler. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/24/2015