St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
REESE PHINNEY, 84, formerly of Mifflinburg, Pa., died Sunday, June 27, 2004, at the Heritage Nursing Home, in Athens. Born Feb. 14, 1920, in Elmira, N.Y., he was a son of the late Emmett Phinney and Anorah Watts Phinney. Reese was a graduate of Canton High School, Canton, and following graduation he became employed by the Sardoni Construction Co. He was subsequently employed by the Liberty Bakery and the National Biscuit Co., both in Pittsburgh. Reese was inducted into the U.S. Navy in Pittsburgh on June 19, 1944, and served aboard P.C. 492 during World War II in the South Pacific. He received his honorable discharge from the Navy on Feb. 10, 1946, and returned to his employment with the National Biscuit Co. in Pittsburgh. Reese was later transferred to New Britain, Conn., where he was employed by the National Biscuit Co. for several years. In 1955, Reese moved to Towanda, where he was employed first by his brother-in-law, James Meredith, at his automobile dealership, Meredith Motors, in Towanda, and later by David Snell at his automobile dealership in Wysox. In 1971, Reese became employed by the Bradford County Redevelopment Authority and later accepted a position with the Northumberland County Redevelopment Authority. He returned to Athens, to serve as executive director of the Bradford County Redevelopment Authority for several years and in 1979 moved to Danville, Pa., where he served as executive director of the Montour County Redevelopment Authority and as borough manager of Danville, until his retirement. Reese was a member of SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Towanda; the Sampson Salts Association; and American Legion Post No. 201, Sunbury, Pa. Surviving are two sons and daughters-in-law, Thomas R. Phinney and Mary Kate Phinney of Blossburg, Pa., and Timothy M. Phinney and Irene Phinney of Sayre; two daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ellen Davis and Conrad Davis of La Mesa, Calif., and Ann Phinney-Foreman and Thomas Foreman of Sayre; five grandchildren, Michael B. Phinney and his wife, Brenda Phinney, of North Orwell, John T. Phinney and his wife, Antigone Phinney, of San Francisco, Brian Michael Foreman of State College, Pa., Matthew C. Foreman of Sayre and Robert K. Foreman of Sayre; and two great-grandchildren, Emily M. Phinney of Towanda and Emmitt C. Phinney of San Francisco. He was preceded in death by his wife, Cornelia Madigan Phinney, on Sept. 1, 1990; three brothers, Fred, Carlton "Buck" and Wendell Phinney; and a sister, Cecil Lacombe. A memorial Mass will be celebrated Thursday, July 1, 2004, at 9:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, Division Street, South Waverly, with the Rev. Vincent Langan, pastor, as celebrant. Interment will be in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery, North Towanda Township, with Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 according full military honors. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial contributions be directed to the Salvation Army, 314 S. Elmer Ave., Sayre, Pa. 18840, in Reese Phinney's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, Towanda. Submitted by Carol Brotzman
PHILBIN Edwin A. Ed
Age 87 - Of Elmira, NY died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Saturday September 13, 2008. Survived by, children, Sharon (Joseph) Pearte, Lynn (Margie) Philbin of Greenville, NC, Margaret (David) Redfield, Kathleen (Peter) Dineen, of West Boxford, MA, 14 Grandchildren, 19 Great grandchildren and 2 Great great grandchildren. Extended family, Deb, PJ, Kelly, Colin White and many special friends and neighbors. Predeceased by wife of 51 years Mary Philbin on August 17, 1998, son James A. Philbin on June 18, 1980, sisters Ann Finch, Mary Ostrander, and brother Gerard Philbin. Ed was a member of the American Legion Post #154, Elmira Heights V.F.W, was a member and a captain in the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. Retired from the United States Post Office after many years of service and also retired from the Remington Rand Corp.Was the driving force in getting the Veterans Memorial at Fitzsimmons Cemetery to honor his fallen comrades. US Army Veteran of World War II. Ed was lifelong member and Usher at St. Marys Church. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira on Monday September 15, 2008 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM with the Recitation of the Rosary at 8:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Tuesday at 11:00 AM in St Marys Church, (Southside), followed by graveside service with full military honors at St. Peter & Pauls Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
PHILBIN Sharon A. Pearte
Elmira: Age 65, died Wednesday, January 25, 2012, after a long battle with cancer, at St. Joseph's Hospital, surrounded by her loving family. Sharon was born August 30, 1946, a daughter of the late Edwin and Mary (Gressel) Philbin. She is also predeceased by her husband Joseph M. Pearte, Jr. and brother James Philbin. Sharon is survived by her children, Lisa M. Mallacoccio, with husband Vern, J. Michael Pearte, and Maria T. Springer with husband Dave, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Christie (Adam), Elizabeth, Monica, Jackie, Andrea, Vanessa, Angela, and Dominick; great-grandchildren, Damon, Elijah, and Jayden; brother and sister-in-law, Lynn and Marjorie Philbin of Greenville, NC; sisters and brothers-in-law, Margaret and David Redfield of Erin, Kathleen and Peter Dineen of Boxford, MA; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, George "Mack" Pearte of Ellicott City, MD, Mary Jo and Ralph Rowland of Virginia Beach, VA; special family friends, Julie Cady and her son Errick Hall of Corning; along with several nieces and nephews. Sharon was a member of the 3rd Order of the Dominicans at the Monastery of Mary the Queen, a longtime member of Chemung County Right to Life, and a lifelong communicant of St. Mary's Church. Her greatest joy was her time spent raising her children, and caring for her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, January 27, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, January 28, 2012 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. Star Gazette – January 26, 2012
MICHAEL JOHN PHILLIPS, age 39 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born November 22, 1974 in Elmira, NY, son of John and Eugenia (Homerda) Phillips and passed away Thursday, November 20, 2014 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his maternal grandparents Dmytro and Jaroslawa Homerda and paternal grandparents Duane and Helen Phillips. He is survived by his sons Seamus and Dylan; his parents John and Eugenia of Elmira Heights; siblings John and Jennifer Phillips with son Matthew of Ellettsville, IN, Kimberly and Andrew Fielding with son Brandon Burt of Glenville, NY, Melissa and David Noonan with children David and Ava of Pine City along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Michael was a Corrections Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility. He was a standout athlete at Edison High School in baseball, football and wrestling and once achieved a 3 second pin in a high school tournament. He enjoyed NASCAR, fantasy football with friends and family and was a NY Yankee fan. He also was an avid fisherman and enjoyed cooking. His smile was infectious and he had a heart of gold. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 25th from 4 to 7 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, November 26th at 10 am in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/23/2014
PIATKOWSKI Edward Piatkowski
Age 85 of Elmira died Thursday, December 16, 2010 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his beloved Children; daughter, Grace (John) Hughes, Elmira; son, Ewaryst (Georgia) Piatkowski, Oneonta, NY; grandchildren, Elizabeth, Erik, Jordan, and Emily; a sister; several brothers, Brothers -In- law & Sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews & cousins living in Poland; and many friends. He was predeceased by his wife Joanna in July. Edward was born in Poland, a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, Elmira. Those wishing may make a donation in Edward's name to the American Cancer Society (envelopes available at the Funeral Home & Church). The Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday, December 20th for a Prayer Service at 9:30 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette - December 18, 2010
PICARAZZI Rocco V.
Age 83, of Elmira, died Saturday, January 24, 2009, surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 6, 1925, in Corning, NY, the son of the late Rocco, Sr., and Sabina Yacopetti Picarazzi. Rocco attended Corning Free Academy and then had a toe removed, to be accepted into the U.S. Navy in 1943. He spent 3 years in the Pacific, involved in four invasions; Sipan, Petti Leu (600 miles off the Philippines), Okinawa, and Iwo Jima, while on board the S.S. Cape Isabelle. Upon his honorable discharge, Rocco was a 3rd Class Petty Officer earning four medals and four Battle Stars. He moved to Elmira in 1948. Rocco spent four years employed by A.L. Fusare Contracting and became a builder in 1952. He built many new homes in Corning and Elmira, along with several commercial buildings, and hundreds of remodeling projects. After retiring from the building business at 60 years old, Rocco spent 10 years working as a construction loan technician and financial assistant for the city of Elmira's Community Development. His services to the city earned him a rare key to the city. Rocco was a long time communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church, where he served as an usher for 20 years. He was also a long time member of the American Legion and The Marconi Lodge, Order the Sons of Italy. Rocco was the last survivor of the original 18 members of the Rocco, Sr., and Angelo Picarazzi families. He is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Frances Fusare Picarazzi of Elmira; children, with their families, Peggy Chalk of Elmira, with children, Christine and Gregory; Robert and Ellen Picarazzi of New Orleans, LA with their son Robert Rocco; Anthony and Deborah Picarazzi of Fredericksburg, VA, with children, Brian, Anthony, and Christopher; Gerard Picarazzi and Shari Dixon of Horseheads, with their daughters, Patricia and Shayla; Rocco J. and Sandy Picarazzi of Elmira, with children, Jennifer, Angela, Marco, and John. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren, numerous in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Rock loved his family and friends, along with his favorite hobbies of playing cards, working in the garden and making over 1,000 ceramic Christmas trees to give to his family, friends, and customers over the years. Rocco was well known, and respected, in the Corning and Elmira areas. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Streets, Elmira, on Monday, January 26, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, January 27, 2009 at 9:00 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Full Military Honors will follow at the conclusion of the funeral mass. In lieu of flowers, donations in Rock's memory may be directed to either Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to one of Rocco's favorite 30 year customers, Mt. Saviour Monastery, Mount Saviour Road, Pine City, NY 14871.
PICCIRILLI - BOCANELLI, Anna
A most loving and devoted mother and grandmother. Age 90, formerly of Elmira, was called home by the Lord on Saturday, January 17, 2009 at the M M Ewing Continuing Care Center in Canandaigua, NY. Anna was born May 6, 1918 in Ferentino, Italy, the daughter of Pietro Valleriani and Palma Piccirilli. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Cesare Bocanelli and very much loved son-in-law, Michael P. Cleary, Sr. Anna is survived by her children, Nazzarena Gasbarra of Italy, with husband, Franco and children, Anna Maria and husband, Mario, Elena, Luca, and wife, Maria; Dominic Bocanelli of Canandaigua with children, Dominic, Jr. "Bookie", Cesare "Chaz", Monica, and husband, Doug; Rosa Cleary of Elmira with children, Michael, Jr., and wife, Nancy, David, and wife, Amy, John, Robert; Palma Georgia of Rochester, with husband Chuck, and children, Tamara, Chuck, Jr., Joseph, Elizabeth, Stephen; many great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, special extended family, and newborn great-great-granddaughter, Jaiden. Anna was employed at the Elmira Country Club for many years. Grandma Bocanelli was famous in her Elmira neighborhood for her cooking and baking, Anna always took care of her family and friends with her many culinary delights. She was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water & Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, January 20, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/19/2009 - 1/20/2009
PIECUCH Mary Ann
Age 67, of Elmira, NY, was embraced by her heavenly father on May 14, 2009 after a brief illness. Mary Ann was predeceased by her parents, Michael S. and Helen (Mekos) Piecuch. She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Rosemary Piecuch of Horseheads; nephew and niece, Michael and Pamela Piecuch of Horseheads; aunts, Martha Piecuch and Rose Mekos; several cousins and numerous friends. Special friends include Theresa DeSanto, Teresa Tiberia, Sophia Rhode, Agnes Eaton, Sue Walton, Michael (Pete) Vitturino, Ted Pritchard, Ed and Joyce Rhode, Gilda Daqui and Deb and Mike Semski and family. Mary Ann was retired from the United States Postal Service as the Postmaster of Lowman, NY. She was a member of the National Association of Postmasters of the United States (NAPUS) and the National Active and Retired Federal Employees (NARFE). She was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Society. Mary Ann was proud of her Polish heritage and its music. She served as a President of the Soaring Polka Association and was instrumental in bringing to Chemung County its first Polka Holiday. Mary Ann will be remembered most for her outgoing personality and her love of polka music. Special thanks to Mary Ann's caregivers, Donna, Barb and Jamie. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church St., Elmira, NY on Sunday, May 17, 2009, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., a prayer service there Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church. Interment to follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/16/2009
PIEPRZYCHI –MARY (PIEPRZYCHI) SCHULTZ age 102 of Penfield, NY, previously of Elmira, peacefully went to be with the Lord on January 30, 2015. Mary is survived by her loving family, beloved Godson, Thomas Greblewski; nephew, Francis (MaryAnn) Grebleski; niece, Gertrude DiNardo; many special great, great-great and great-great-great nieces & nephews, and cousins. She was a communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday February 6, from 9:30 am -10:45 am with a prayer service there at 10:45 am followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 11:30am. Interment to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. To share in Mary's love of her dogs, memorial donations may be directed to a local animal rescue. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/2015
PIETRO Pauline Agan, Mrs, Pauline A. age 66, of 86 Curren Dr., Saturday, July 7, 1979. At Mrs. Agan’s request there will be no calling hours. In lieu of flowers, a donation to one’s favorite charity would be appreciated by the family. Prayer service will be held at the Charles A. Hughes, Jr. Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. at Kingsbury Ave., Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 10 a.m. Interment Sts. Peter & Paul cemetery. She is survived by her beloved husband Charles D. Agan; and sons and daughters-in-law, Charles D. Jr. and Eileen T. Agan of Big Flats, Paul F. and Carolyn of Attica, Michael J. and Nancy of Kent, Wash., daughter Dolores A Wolfe of Rochester; daughters and sons-in-law, Elizabeth A. and Michael Horn of Rochester, Maureen R. and Raymond Kay of Mesa, Az., Kathleen M. and Thomas Hamilton of Elmira; also survived by sisters, Mrs. Anna Calimeri of Rochester, Mrs. Donetta Mizzoni and Mrsl Josephine Mamazza both of Corning; 17 grandchildren . Mrs. Agan was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Chruch. Pauline (Pietro) Agan - This is my Grandmother (Fathers Mother) she was born in Corning NY. Mike Agan Plano, Texas
PILLA MILLIE DEMEMBER
Age 95, formerly of W. 5th St., Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, September 1, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Millie was born in Pietrelcina, Italy, daughter of the late Charles and Angeline (Masone) Pilla. Survivors include her daughters, Ann (William) Irwin of Elmira, Rosalie (Edmond) Smith of IN, Gigi (Chuck) Morse of Hammondsport, NY, Mary Jo DeMember of IN and Teresa "Terry" (Jan) Miller of Elmira; grandchildren, Karen Tobash, Debbie (Ronald) Gantz, Kim (Todd) Yeoman, Cheryl Maynard, Serena (David) Walters, Beau (Georgianna) Simpson, Jodi Terwilliger and Gabrielle Miller; 11 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Millie was predeceased by her husband, Ralph; daughter, Elaine DeMember; brothers, Tony and Roger; sister, Jennie Palmieri. Millie was a loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother whose greatest joy was being with her family, sharing her wonderful "Italian" meals together. Millie's values of strength and being non-judgmental will be greatly missed by all who loved her. She was a true Christian in all aspects of her life. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 4, 2007, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at St. Anthony's Church on Wednesday, September 5, at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Family will provide their own flowers. In memory of Millie, contributions can be made to St. Joseph's Hospital, Skilled Nursing Facility, 3rd Floor, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. Family would like to express a special thanks to Dr. Robert Lambert, Marcia Bjorvand and Dr. John Schiavone and the entire staff of St. Joseph's 3rd Floor Skilled Nursing Facility for their compassionate care for Millie. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/2/2007 - 9/4/2007.
PILLA Roger A., Sr. Age 84, of Elmira, died Tuesday, August 30, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Roger was born October 19, 1920, the son of Charles and Angelina (Masone) Pilla. He is predeceased by his wife, Patricia Mack Pilla. Roger is survived by his children, Roger A. Pilla, Jr. and JoEllen Pilla, both of Elmira; sister, Millie DeMember of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Roger was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy. In the late 1930's Roger was an outstanding football player for EFA which led to his induction into their Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. His other sports interests were boxing, tennis, bowling and horseshoes. Roger was instrumental in developing and organizing city wide horseshoe pits, which led to the creation of the area Horseshoe League. He served his country in the U.S. Army during WW II. Roger was retired from Thatcher Glass after many years of service. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, Eagles Club #941 and the Horseheads Senior Citizens Club. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Anthony's Church on Friday, September 2, 2005. Father Paul Bonacci was the presider. Interment followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Pallbearers were Jan Miller, William Irwin, Martin O'Donnell, William Friends, Philip Tangorre and Chuck Morse. Roger's family extends special thanks to Laurie Sweeney, Ruth McDonough and the entire staff and residents of Woodbrook for the wonderful care given to their dad during the past 5 months. Donations in Roger's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
PINAZZA - WODNICK, Larinda R.
Of Elmira, died at her home, with her loving family by her side, on Friday, March 14, 2008. Larinda was born in Irwin, PA a daughter of Louis and Helen McFarland Pinazza. She is predeceased by her husband George H. Wodnick, and her son Mark G. Wodnick. Larinda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda G. and Ben Martin of Canton, GA, with their children, Adam C. (Katie) Meister, Jason B. (Katie) Martin, and Jeffrey W. (Lauren) Martin; son and daughter-in-law, Gary G. Wodnick and Ellen Nichols of Rochester, NY; great-grandchildren, Cole, Liv, Sophie, and Braeden Martin; brothers and sister-in-law, Anthony Pinazza of Trafford, PA, Louis and Martha Pinazza of Akron, OH; sisters and brother-in-law, Almeda and Joseph Simola of Level Green, PA, Helen Caruso of Trafford, PA; sisters-in-law, Anne Billups and Olga Wodnick, both of Jeannette, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Lorinda was a long time communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, March 18, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Casimir's Church on Wednesday, March 19, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Donations in Larinda's memory may be directed to St. Casimir's Church, 1004 Davis St., Elmira NY 14901. Her family wishes to express their deep gratitude to all who have provided their love and support through a difficult time, and acknowledges in particular the compassion of Dr. Dyakar Reddy, Barb Walton and the efforts of Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/16/2008.
PINELLI Joseph E. Age 85, of Elmira, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at home. Joe is survived by his wife of 62 years, Beulah "Jean"; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Ann Krueger, Beverly (Harry) Spencer, Debra (Jeffery) Waters, all of Elmira; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Marie) Pinelli, Elmira; sister-in-law, Kathleen Sutherline, Bellmore, IN; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was a retired machinist from Remington Rand & Hardinge. He was a member of St. Anthony's Church and its Holy Name Society, and a Veteran of the US Air Force, WWII. Also, Joe was a founding member of the Italian American Veterans Club. Those wishing may make a memorial donation to St. Jude Children's Hospital in his memory (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, November 24th from 11 a.m. to 11:45 with a Prayer Service at 11:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:30 p.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Internment to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. After the graveside committal, everyone is invited to Lib's Supper Club for a reception. Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at St. Anthony's Church at 12 Noon on Friday, November 24 to form an honor guard at the funeral Mass for our deceased comrade Joseph Pinelli. Signed, Ed Jaskolka, Commander
PIPER –DEBRA A. (PIPER) KINNER, age 60 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 6, 1955 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Donald Francis and Norma June (Wood) Piper and passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. In addition to her parents, Debra was predeceased by her brother, Richard D. Piper. She is survived by her children, Lisa M., John D., and Christopher D. Kinner; brothers, Lawrence M. (Sue) Piper, James E. (Carol) Piper, and Francis J. Piper; sister, Donna L. (Michael J.) Murphy; sister in law, Linda Piper, along with dear friend, Bart Kinner, her grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Deb was passionately dedicated to, and excelled at, every endeavor she chose to pursue. From athlete, where she received many honors and awards for softball, volleyball, and bowling, to student, where she received her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services from Elmira College and graduated Magna Cum Laude, to her most cherished roles as mother and grandmother. Deb was an "under the radar" type of person who always offered unconditional support to others while she relished in showering others with attention. She shied away from receiving that attention herself. She appreciated and demonstrated a uniquely dry and witty sense of humor that brought light and laughter to any situation. She will be remembered as a loving, sweet and simple soul who never failed to bring comfort and happiness to those around her. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, May 1st, from 2 to 5 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Monday, May 2nd, at 10 am. Committal and interment prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. The family wishes to offer their gratitude for the exceptional care and treatment that Debra received from the staff at the Corning Center for Rehabilitation & Healthcare. –Elmira Star/Gazette 4/29/2016
PIPER –MARY ANNE FARR of Elmira, NY, born September 6, 1939 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Frank and Lena (Loveless) Piper, passed away peacefully on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at the Seneca View Nursing Facility in Montour Falls, NY at the age of 75. Her siblings, Bob, Donald and Lillian also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving children, Doreen Hags, Lynn Farr and Donald Farr (Melinda Hernandez); beloved grandchildren, Chelsea McDermott, Jeremia Ranck, Corey (Sarah) Farr, Elisa Farr and Racheal Farr; adored great-grandchildren, Aiden, Jerradyhn, Jezziyan, Jrisstyn and Robert; along with several nieces and nephews, especially Donna (Mike) Murphy, who went over and above helping Mary find peace. Mary Anne retired from the Elmira City School District after several years of dedicated service as dispatcher for the Bus Garage. She loved playing cards, especially Euchre. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A Memorial Service honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate Mary's services. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Thursday, April 2nd at 11:00 AM. Memorial donations may be directed to the Seneca View Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY in her memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/2015
PIPER Richard Piper
beloved husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, went home to be with his Lord, the center of his life, on March 28th, 2012. At the end of his courageously fought battle against cancer, he died peacefully as he was surrounded by his loving family. Richard, who was "the rock" to all who knew him, lived every day of his life with one purpose; to know Christ. In fulfilling that purpose, Richard's courage, strength, passion, selflessness, and uncompromising spirit not only showed those around him who Christ was, but helped them to know Christ as well. His incredibly insightful wisdom was often revealed through his remarkable sense of humor. Ironically, as he lovingly blessed countless lives around him, he would describe his own life with that simple and singular word; blessed. While Richard will be painfully missed, we know that his memory will strengthen and help enable all who knew him to share in his purpose and carry on with his work. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda (Reed) Piper; sons, Michael and Jaclyn, David and Kevin and Ashley; daughters, Vickie and Lynn; brothers, Larry and Sue, Jim and Carol and Frank; sisters, Debbie and Bart Kinner, Donna and Michael Murphy; along with several loving grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, April 2, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will be held on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 in the New Beginnings Church, 300 East Miller Street, Elmira at 11:00 AM with Reverend John Kramer to celebrate Richard's service. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Elmira. Star Gazette – March 30, 2012
JAMES A PIROZZOLO of Horseheads age 74, passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015. Jim was born January 29, 1941, in Elmira, the son of Rose (Fabrizio) and Mariano Pirozzolo. He is predeceased by his siblings, Congetta Pabis, Joseph, Louis and Marion Pirozzolo, along with numerous in-laws. Jim is survived by his wife of 54 years Blanche (Savino) Pirozzolo; sons and their families, James A., II and Mary Pirozzolo of Horseheads with daughters, Katie Pirozzolo and Kara (Kyle) Mehnert; Jeffrey A. and Tracey Pirozzolo of Seneca Falls NY with children, Taylor, Gino and Luca Pirozzolo; great-grandson Elijah Mehnert; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and in-laws. Jim had a 27 year career as a Police Officer. The first couple of years were with the Elmira Police Department. He then joined his brother Lou working with the West Elmira Police Department. Jim and Lou were instrumental starting the West Elmira Parks and Recreation Program. He was a longtime active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, St. Anthony's Church. For over 40 years Jim was one of the "go to guys" at the annual St. Anthony's Church Festival. For a number of years he served on the St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Board of Directors. Jim enjoyed traveling and taking his family out to dinner. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Jim's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, February 5, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., St. Patrick's Church. Interment and committal prayers will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Jim with a donation to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1010 Davis Street, Elmira NY. The Pirozzolo family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Rupik, his staff and the staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center - ICU for the wonderful care given to Jim over the past several years. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/2015
PIZZO Samuel Peter
Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and friend - Age 80 of Big Flats, NY. He was born December 9, 1929 in Elmira, son of the late Frank and Rose (Cook) Pizzo and celebrated his 80th birthday on Wednesday with his family by his side. He died on Thursday, December 10, 2009 at home peacefully after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, Sam was predeceased by his daughter, Cathy Pizzo in 1976; in-laws, Joseph and Bernice Chalk. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Dolores Chalk Pizzo; his sons and their spouses, Frank and Sharon Pizzo of Clifton Park, NY; James and Cindy Pizzo of Herndon, VA and Samuel Jr. and Sherrie Pizzo of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Carol and Paul Moreno of Mills River, NC; Eleven Grandchildren and six Great-Grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Angelo and Audrey Pizzo of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Sam was previously employed by B & O Railroad in Maryland, Gerber Foods in Horseheads, NY and American LaFrance in Elmira, NY after 40 years of service. He also worked at the family business bartending at the Franklin Hotel for his father-in-law and at Frank's Drive-In, which he managed for his father. Sam enjoyed spending time with his family and grandchildren, golfing, sporting events and was active in all the children's extracurricular activities. He was an active parishioner at Blessed Sacrament Parish in Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, Dec. 13th from 2-4 pm and 7-9 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, December 14th at 11:30 am, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Patrick L. Connor, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would appreciate flowers or memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Pl.., Elmira, NY 14901. The family would like to thank Dr. Brian Cassetta and Southern Tier Hospice for the kindness and care shown to Sam and his family. Published in Star-Gazette on December 12, 2009
ANTHONY PLOCKI, 70 of Burdett RD 1, formerly of Elmira, Monday, Dec. 8, 1958. He was a member of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church, Watkins Glen. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Plocki; brother, Alexander of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Mary Ann Wilenska of Poland. Body at Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Recitation of Rosary there Wednesday at 8 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Casimir’s Church, Elmira. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Advertiser 12/9/1958
PLOUCHA Eugene J., Sr.
Age 91, formerly of Elmira, died at his daughter's home in Florida, on Thursday, May 22, 2008. Gene was born in Detroit, MI June 4, 1916, the son of the late Peter and Pauline Granda Ploucha. He is also predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law Florence and Frank L'Amoreaux. Gene is survived by his wife of 67 years Helen McElligott Ploucha; daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn and Homer Monroe of Brooksville, FL; sons and daughter-in-law, Eugene J., Jr. and Mary Ploucha of Friendsville, PA, and Thomas P. Ploucha of Spring Hill, FL. Also surviving are 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Gene grew up in Elmira graduating from Southside High School and Elmira Business School. He was a Navy veteran serving his country during World War II. After his military service Gene returned to Elmira and worked for Armour Meats as a salesman before becoming the Export Manager for American LaFrance. His career then led him to Davies Supply and Refrigeration from where he retired. While in Elmira Gene was a long time communicant of St. John the Baptist Church until its closing, then becoming a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. An outdoorsman he enjoyed gardening and hiking. Gene's greatest joy was the times he spent with his family. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 27, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Gene's memory may be directed to Hernando Pasco Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the mass. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/25/2008.
THOMAS R. POLIDORI of Elmira passed away Monday, July 6, 2015 at the age of 87 with family at this his side. He was born on April 3, 1928 in Elmira, NY to Frank and Giulia (Balomo) Polidori. Tom (as he was known to all that knew and loved him) was predeceased by his beloved wife of 54 years, Jeanne and loving sister, Marcelina Johnson. Tom is survived by this two children: Timothy (Mary Ann) Polidori and Linda (Kevin) Dickinson; his five grandchildren: Giulia Dickinson, Mary Beth Polidori, Matthew Dickinson, Kelly Polidori, and Whitney Dickinson; and one great grandson: Eli Thomas Loucks. Tom was a retired employee of McMillan Bodell. He will be remembered for his honesty and unconditional love. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. Tom will be missed by all that had the honor of knowing him. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, July 10, 2015 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 11, 2015 at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY, at 12:00 p.m. Burial will follow at the St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made in Tom's honor to CareFirst, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2015
STEPHEN T. POPOVICH of Elmira age 83, passed away Tuesday, January 20, 2015. Stephen was born August 23, 1931 in Wilkes-Barre PA the son of Michael and Julia (Comstock) Popovich. He is predeceased by seven siblings. Stephen is survived by his wife of 52 years Angeline Baccile Popovich; sister Helen Paslousky of New Brunswick NJ; and many nieces, nephews and in-laws. Stephen served in the U S Coast Guard from 1951 - 1954. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Teachers College where he was President of Kappa Delta Pi Fraternity. Stephen taught in Elmira for two years before moving to Hillsborough NJ where he was a Math Teacher at Hillsborough High School for 28 years. Stephen was an avid photographer for many years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, January 26, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Stephen's Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/2015
PORTER MARJORIE J. EVANS
Marjorie J. Age 86 of Elmira NY, died Saturday, June 10, 2006 unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marge was the daughter of the late Raymond and Minnie Porter. She was preceded in death by her husband John "Jack" Evans and son Richard M. Evans. Marge is survived by her sons, John P. Evans of Horseheads, Bob Evans with wife Cindy of Big Flats; daughters-in-law, Ruth E. Evans of Elmira, Barbara (Evans) Sanford of Tampa FL; grandchildren, Jonathan Evans and Jamie Evans with wife Diana Hughes Evans, Meghan Evans with fiancé Robert Schlock, Matthew, Melissa and Mark Evans, Lori (Evans) Munari with husband John; great grandchildren Lauren and Anna Marie; special friend Wanda E. Conjorio; caregiver Maureen Bolger; several nieces, nephews and a host of good friends. Marge was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She was a member of the Ladies of Charity, the Business and Professional Womens Club (BPW), a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital. She retired from Corning Inc. with 23 years of service as a Personnel Assistant at the Fallbrook Plant. She led an active social life and loved going out with her many many friends. She was extremely proud of her family. Her greatest joy was the time she could spend with her children and grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Monday, June 12, 2006 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, June 13, 2006 at 9:15 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 am in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Marge's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St. Elmira NY 14901.
POTSON Melvin D.
Age 88, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, March 20, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. Melvin was born August 8, 1921, son of Albert and Anna (Baroski) Potson. He is predeceased by his infant daughters, Ann Marie and Mary Rose. Melvin is survived by his wife of 63 years, Jean Kelinsky Potson; children, with their spouses, Gerald T. and Joanne Potson of Elmira, Linda M. and Nelson Sprague of Syracuse, NY, Jeanne M. and Kirk Ramme of Sarasota, FL; grandchildren, Megan Potson, with Almir Durmic, of Corning, Melanie and Dylan Schlott of NYC, Lyndsey Sprague of San Francisco, CA, Maxine and Samantha Ramme of Sarasota, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Rita and Michael Krenitsky of Simpson, PA; along with many nieces and nephews. Melvin was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He retired from Thatcher Glass with 40 years of service where he was a member, and officer, of Local 180 Glassblowers Association. An avid lake trout fisherman, Melvin was a legend on Keuka Lake. For the past 30 years Melvin and Jean would spend 6 months in Florida and 6 months on Keuka Lake. In following his wishes, private family services will be held, with his cremains being placed in the St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Columbarium. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. The Potson Family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Dr. Reddy and the staff at Elcor Health Services – Maple Creek Gardens for the wonderful care given to Melvin over the past 9 months. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.23.2010
DAVID B. POTTER JR. age 78, of Pine City, NY passed away surrounded by family on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. David was born on January 30, 1938 in Sayre, PA, son of the late David Sr. and Helen (Ferrell) Potter. David served our country in the US Navy. He retired as Captain from the Elmira Fire Department after 41 years of service. David was very active with Notre Dame High School being a softball coach there for which he was inducted into the Notre Dame High School Hall of Fame. He worked 25 years for Erway Ambulance and was an EMT Instructor for many years at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. David is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Jean; daughters, Betsy Potter, Amy (Ed) Browning and their children, Taylor and Kylie, Mary Lohmuller and children, Alexa and Emily; sons, David (Jan) Potter and their children, Caitlin and Erin, Thomas (Peggy) Potter and their children, Paul and Mary Kate Renshaw, and Nicholas Potter; brothers, Donald (Phyllis), Stewart, Stanley (Delores) and Timothy (Sandra) Potter; several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Betty Smith; brother-in-law, Michael (LuAnn) Smith; sister-in-law, Lynda DeRigge; Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 26th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, December 27th at 9 am followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Mary's Church at 224 Franklin St. in Elmira with Father John DeSocio as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/24/2016
AGNES R. POWERS, 94, Canton, PA, died November 15th 2002 at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA. Born in Canton, PA, on July 4th 1908 she was the daughter of Jeffery and Margaret (Finnell) Powers. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church in Canton, PA, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the adult choir and was also a founding member of the Canton Fireman’s Auxiliary. Surviving are her nieces, Anna Loomis, Canton, PA; Patricia Hartnett Tobin with husband Dr. John Tobin, Oak Brook, IL and Marie Powers, Elmira; nephews, Robert and his wife Elsie Payne, and Ed Payne, all of Canton, PA and James Hartnett, Sarasota, FL. A Mass of Christian Burial was held November 19th in St. Michael’s Church in Canton, PA. Interment followed in St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Contributions in Agnes’ memory may be directed to the building fund at St. Michael’s Church, Union Street, Canton, PA. Arrangements were under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
CATHERINE L. POWERS, 95, of Canton died Dec. 9, 1985 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. She was born in Canton Oct. 8, 1890, daughter of the late Jeffrey and Margaret Powers. She was a communicant at St. Michael’s Church in Canton. A 1908 graduate of Canton High school, Miss Powers taught school in the Canton area for many years. She was also employed at Iszard’s Department Store and was a retired employee of St. Joseph’s Hospital. Miss Powers was a member of St. Michael’s Altar and Rosary Society and the Catholic Daughters of America, Court St. Rita in Elmira. Surviving are two sisters, Margaret and Agnes Powers of Canton; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. on Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. and on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the Barrett Funeral Home Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter and Paul’s Church in Elmira at 10 a.m. Burial will be in the St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira. –Towanda Daily Review.
MARGARET POWERS, 92, of P.O. Box 14, Canton, Pa., died Sunday, Aug. 20, 1995. She was born Jan. 23, 1903, to Jeffery and Margaret (Finnell) Powers in Canton. She was a communicant of St. Michael’s Church, a member of the Altar and Rosary Society and the Junior Civic Club. She is survived by a sister, Agnes Powers of Canton; nieces, Anna and her husband Egbert Loomis of Canton; Marie Powers of Elmira and Patricia Harnett of Chicago, Ill.; nephews, Robert and his wife, Elsie Payne of Canton, Ed Payne of Canton and James and his wife Chris Harnett of Tampa, Fla. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira, on Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Michael’s Church in Canton. Interment services will be conducted in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the building fund at St. Michael’s Church in Canton in her memory. –Towanda Daily Review.
ALAN C. PRATT - A longtime resident of Elmira passed away unexpectedly at his home Wed. May 4, 2016 following declining health at the age of 77. Born in Elmira on Sept. 21, 1938, Alan was the son of the late, Walter & Mary Guise Pratt. He married Mary Jane Bucuski on Jan. 1, 1971. Alan retired from Chemung County as a heavy equipment operator. An outdoorsman, Alan enjoyed hunting, fishing and trapping; he was a lifetime member of the NYS Trappers Assoc. and the Harrisville Rod & Gun Club. Alan was a graduate of the Cornell Agricultural Program and a member of North Presbyterian Church. A proud family man, his greatest joy was time spent with his family who survive; wife and companion, Mary Jane Bucuski Pratt; children, Kim Marie (Kevin) King, Albany, NY; William Paul (Debbie) McBride, Straford, NH; eight grandchildren, Andrew (Nadine) McBride, Amy (Justin) Law, Amanda (Zach) Wiernicki, Lindsay (Zach) Brackett, Lauren (Brendan) Chapman, Robert King, Emilee McBride, and Ryan King; 6 great grandchildren; brothers, Nelson (Mary Ann) Pratt, Larry (Sandy) Pratt, David Pratt, Steven (Jennifer) Pratt; several nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to his parents, Alan was predeceased by his four children, Caroline, Robert Michael, John Jr. and Joseph Frank McBride; sisters, Rebecca and Ellen; and brother, John. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Sat. May 7, 2016 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 3:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY. A special thank you to good friends, Nurse Robin Thomas and Dan Hurley for your kindness. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/6/2016
PRECHTL Charles L., Sr.
Age 95, of 605 Beach St., Elmira, NY. He was born April 1, 1912 in Elmira, son of the late Jacob B. and Rose (Bauer) Prechtl, and died Tuesday, May 15, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Janet in 1975; and daughter, Madeline in 2006. He is survived by his children, Charles L. Prechtl, Jr. of Elmira Heights, Joyce Yackel, Mary Beth Prechtl and Michael Prechtl, all of Elmira; stepchildren, Ruth Sharkey of Rochester, and Everett Wood of Sidney, NY; daughters, Sandra Hughes and Patricia Rail, both of Spokane, WA; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Charles was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. He retired from Remington Rand and owned Prechtl's Gun Service in Elmira. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U.S. Army, and was a member of the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights, and the Chemung County Rod & Gun Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, May 17th, from 4 to7 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, May 18th, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Charles through donations to SS. Peter & Paul Parish Center Fund, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901.
PRECHTL - RAUB
Rose Marie Age 98 of Chambers Road, Horseheads and long time resident of Villa Serene died Thursday, August 16, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Rose was born December 16, 1902 daughter of the late Jacob and Roseina (Bauer) Prechtl. She was a longtime employee at St. Anthony's Rectory, a life member of St. John's Catholic Church and a member of the Rosary Guild. Rose was awarded the RSVP Volunteer of the year at Chemung County Nursing Facility for her 25 years of dedication. Survivors include a son, Thomas (Georgene) Raub of Colchester, VT, two daughters; Kathleen (Frank Manwaring) Raub of Rochester, Peggy (Bill) Lockner of Horseheads, a brother Charles Prechtl, Sr. of Elmira, grandchildren, Thomas (Cheryl) Raub, Linda (Scott) Noyes, Wende (Gregory Fregoe) Lockner, Stacey (James) Territo, E. Wayne Peterson, Jessie Peterson, Holly Cole, Rauby Peterson, 12 great grandchildren, Sandy Rittenhouse of Endicott, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her husband Charles Earl Raub, brothers, Bart and Jacob Prechtl, grandson, William T. Raub and cousin and companion, Rosemary Radford, predeceased Rose. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 8 PM Sunday, August 19, 2001 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 AM Monday, August 20 at St. Peter and Paul's Church 161 High Street with Rev. Patrick Connor as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers memorials are directed to the Eastside Catholic Parish envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
PROBST Elizabeth "Bibby" Loos
Age 56, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Thursday, August 9, 2012. She was born on July 17, 1956 in Elmira to the late Robert and Eva (Probst) Loos. Bibby was predeceased by her sister, Roberta "Bobbi" Shelley. She is survived by her brother, Harry Probst of AZ; brother-in-law, Glenn Shelley of Elmira; nieces, Karen (Roger) Holly of Pine City, Sarah (Luke Smith) Shelley of Pine City and Christy Tufillaro of Elmira; great nieces, Taylor and Evamae Holly; great nephew, Stephen Holly; along with several other nieces and nephews; close friend, Ann Cook of Pine City. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, August 15th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – August 11, 2012
PRONTI Angeline P
MAYSHAK Angeline P. Age 89 of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida formerly of Elmira, NY died on Thursday March 23, 2006. Mrs. Mayshak was born December 26, 1916 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Gasper and Anna Radonti Pronti. Angeline married her husband, Leo Vincent Mayshak, who pre-deceased her on January 6, 1959. She was a former communicant of St. Casimir's Church in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Mayshak was a Licensed Real Estate Broker and owned A.M. Realty in Pembrooke Pines, Florida for many years. Angeline was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who devoted her life to her family and cherished the time she spent with them. Mrs. Mayshak is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Leon F. & Fay Mayshak of Palm Beach Gardens, Florida and their children Michael Mayshak and Lisa & William Stegman; daughters and son-in-law: Janice & Wilford Bischoff of Tuscon, Arizona and their son Kurt Bischoff; Patricia Watson of North Haven, CT and her sons Jeffrey Watson and Brian Watson; great grandchildren: Matthew Watson, Christopher Watson, Coral Watson, Neil Stegman, and Todd Stegman; sisters and brother-in-law: Jean & George Charlot of Boynton Beach, Florida; Mary Maty of Pembrooke Pines, Florida; Helen Augustine of Atlanta, GA; brother and sister-in-law: Michael & Mary Pronti of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. There will be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Gravesite Committal Service on Thursday April 20, 2006 at 10 AM at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The Rev. Eugene Dobosz will officiate. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY
PRONTI Mark A.
Age 46, of Elmira, died on Monday, December 15, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on December 21, 1961 in Elmira, NY to Michael Pronti and the late Jean (Burdick) Pronti. Survivors include his wife, Carla (Mejia) Pronti of Elmira; son, Mark (Jessicah) Pronti Jr. of Elmira; daughters, Melissa Pronti of Elmira and Heather (Nathan) Austin of Elmira; father, Michael Pronti of Horseheads; brothers, Joseph (Patricia) Pronti of Big Flats, James Boice of Ocala, FL, Robert (Denise) Pronti of Big Flats, Edward Pronti of Elmira, Stephen (Karen) Pronti of Elmira, Paul Pronti of Horseheads, John (Jane) Pronti of Horseheads and Brett (Cassandra) Pronti of Utica, NY; sisters, Janice (Donald) Schrom of Elmira, Jean (Vern) Gillette of Wellsburg, Ann Pronti of Elmira and Sandra White of Elmira; grandchildren, Nickolas, Savannah, Jennica, Hannah, Tristan, Sierra, Dominic and Lacy; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 18th, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow there at 7 p.m. with Father Jeffrey Tunnicliff officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/17/2008
PRUNIER Joseph E. "Pomp" Prunier
Age 81, died on Sunday, November 28, 2010, surrounded by the love of his family, in the comfort of his home. Joe was born in Elmira, February 13, 1929 a son of the late Edward H. and Helen F. (Curtin) Prunier. Joe was predeceased by his infant son James Francis Prunier. He is survived by his loving wife of 59 years Frances Morgan Prunier. Joe is also survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Kathy and John Peris, Claire Griffin with Mike Quilty, Mary Ellen Prunier, Patricia and Brian Minchin all of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law Joseph G. and Cynthia Prunier of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. John and Suzanne Prunier of Riverside CT, Paul and Eileen Prunier of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Mary Anne and Kevin Flemming of Lititz PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Trudy Morgan of Apalachin NY; grandchildren, Matthew (Sharon), Brian (April) and Jonathan Peris, Christine Ashley, Jennifer Chrisjohn (Justin Blew), Andrew Griffin, Rebecca Daugherty (Matthew Williams), Joseph F., Alicia and Brittney Prunier, Susan Minchin (Geoffrey Roark), Stacey, Stephanie, Kevin and Kyle Minchin, Brian (Lindsy Zimmerman), Joseph P. and Hannah Prunier; 14 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and faithful companion "Cuddles", his maltese. Joe had a long and distinguished career with Chemung Canal Trust Company and retired as an Assistant Vice President with 47 years of service. He was a licensed public accountant for over 30 years. Joe was active in the community in numerous ways. He was a long time communicant at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. With the parish Joe was treasurer of the Lourdes Fund, was a committee member on the group that organized the Sunday night bingo and was team leader of bingo Team #4, long time treasurer of the parish finance committee, and usher for the early Sunday mass for over 30 years. Joe was a member of the West Elmira Fire Department since its inception in 1972 and had served as a fire commissioner for over 20 years. He had also served as a member of the Elmira Town Board for 12 years. Joe was a former president of the Arctic League and served as the League treasurer for 24 years. He was a longtime member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club, a member of the John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Elmira Council 229 Knights of Columbus, and the Elmira Elks Lodge #62. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, December 1, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, December 2, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Joe's memory may be directed to one of the following…The Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY 14902, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or a charity of one's choice. Officers and members of the A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, December 1st at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Joe. Signed Tom Corcoran, President. Star Gazette - November 30, 2010
PRUNIER Mary Anne (Prunier) Flemming
Age 78, died on October 8, 2012, surrounded by the love of her family. Mary Anne was a graduate of Southside High School, College of St. Elizabeth and held a Master's Degree from New York State University. She was an Elementary School Teacher for 35 years at various schools in New York, New Jersey, Ohio, and most recently, at St. John the Evangelist School in Uniontown, PA. She was a long time member of St. John Neumann Church in Lancaster, PA. Mary Anne was born in Elmira, NY, August 27, 1934 the only daughter of the late Edward H. and Helen F. (Curtin) Prunier. She is predeceased by brothers, Joseph Prunier of Elmira, Dr. John Prunier of Riverside, CT and brother-in-law Dr. Edward Lane of Fayetteville, NY. Mary Anne is survived by her loving husband of 54 years, Kevin Flemming and her 6 children and their spouses, Tim Flemming with Eric Sharp of New Orleans, LA, Peter and Carla Flemming of Belvidere, IL, Kevin and Nancy Flemming of Ashburn, VA, Julie Flemming of Basking Ridge, NJ, Matthew and Kathy Flemming of Medina, OH and Maureen and John Hodor of St. Simons Island, GA. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-law; Paul and Eileen Prunier of Elmira; sisters-in-law Frances Prunier of Elmira, Suzanne Prunier of Riverside, CT, Maureen Lane of Syracuse, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Suzanne Flemming of Big Flats, NY; Charles and Madonna Flemming of Chatham, NJ; grandchildren, Colin, Caitlin, Michaela, Ethan, Ava, Drew, Bennett, Jackson and Grant; along with many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, October 13, 2012 from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will then take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Anne's memory may be directed to Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th fl., New York, NY 10001, or a charity of one's choice. . Star Gazette – October 10, 2012
PULASKI - LEPKOSKE
Kathryn D. Age 98, of Johnson St., Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, September 27, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Kathryn was born in Arnot, PA, daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Subchuck) Pulaski. Kathryn has been a longtime communicant of St. Casmir's Church, and a member of the Rosary - Sacred Heart Society. Survivors include daughter, Lorraine Galvin of Corning, NY; sons, Thomas Lepkoske of Elmira Heights, NY, and Richard Lepkoske of Elmira; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Kathryn was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, in 1976; sons, David in 1989 and Donald in 2001; granddaughter, Karen, in 1996. Family and friends are invited to a prayer service Friday, September 30, 2005, at 12:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 1 p.m. in St. Casmir's Church with Rev. Eugene Dobosz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
PUNZO Joseph F. Age 88, of N. Main St, Elmira, died peacefully on Monday, March 28, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Joe was born in Elmira to the late Peter and Incoronato Punzo. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Mary Liberatore. They were blessed with 30 years together before her death in 1976. Joe is survived by his loving family, including deeply devoted children and their spouses, Peter and Shelley Punzo, and Marilyn and Joseph Mekos; beloved grandchildren, Kara Mekos, Aaron Joseph Mekos, Matthew J Punzo, Melissa J Punzo, and Sarah Punzo. Joe is also survived by his sister, Angeline Punzo DiPetta; and brother-in-law, Donald Wood; dear and loving friend, Jean Wojtyna; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Joe was predeceased by brothers Anthony, Daniel, and James Punzo; and sisters, Mary Antuzzi, Rose Monitello, Elizabeth DellaRocco, Margaret Miller, Grace Punzo, and Grace Wood. Along with his family, Joe's career at James A. Coughlin Distributor, his many friends, and well-recognized athletic accomplishments, including induction into four local sports Halls of Fame, were the highlights of his life. He served his country honorably during WW II in the Pacific Theater and was a lifelong communicant of St. Anthony's Church. The family wishes to acknowledge and thank the many staff of CCNF for the devoted care they provided to Joe during his stay. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, March 30th from 4 to 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Thursday, March 31st, at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Committal prayers and interment, with full military honors, will follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. It is the family's request that, in lieu of flowers, Joe be remembered through donations to either the Ernie Davis Community Center, or the activities fund at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.
WILLIAM THOMAS PUNZO, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Punzo, 916 Stowell St., Friday, July 16, 1948. Survived by parents, brother, Anthony J. Funeral was held Saturday at the Charles F. Hughes Funeral Home. Burial in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Paper 7/18/1948
PUZNIEWSKI - RUDZKI, Helen G. "Babcie"
Age 81, of Elmira, was reunited with her husband, Vincent P. Rudzki, on Wednesday, September 24, 2008. Helen was born October 21, 1926 in West Paterson, NJ, the daughter of Frank and Lottie Muzyniski Puzniewski. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Vincent P. and Lynda Rudzki of Morrisville, NC, with children, Jonathan (Pam), Christopher and Krystal; daughters and sons-in-law, Bernadette M. and Raymond Kreydatus, with children, Raymond, James (Melanie Chandler), Matthew (Elizabeth), and Marianne (fiancé Jason Wood); Mary T. and A.J. Montanarella, with children, Laurianne (Bryan) McHenry and Anthony (Rachael Jackson) Montanarella; Anne M. and Kevin Bremer, with daughter, Brittany; great-grandchildren, James, Andrew, K'Lynn, Olivia, Andrew, Devon, Arianna, Louis, Justyn, and Eve; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins in Elmira and New Jersey. Helen met Vincent while she was living in New Jersey and they were married after his service years with the U.S. Army during WWII. It was then that they moved to Elmira, where they raised their 4 children. She was a longtime communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Helen's family was the focus of her life, whether it was her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren, she loved them all and they in turn loved her. Friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, September 26, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Helen's memory may be directed to either St. Casimir's Church or St. Mary's Renovation Fund. Helen's family extends their sincere thanks to the wonderful care given her by Dr. Albert Devlin, Dr. Bruno Mazza, AOMC 4D Nursing Staff, and Southern Tier Hospice Staff. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/25/2008
PYHTILA Reino A.
Age 80 of Elmira, died Thursday, July 12, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Reino was born August 22, 1926 a son of Waino and Ida (Ylitalo) Pyhtila. He is predeceased by his son Richard R. Pyhtila, brothers, Oscar, Waino and John; sisters Aini Pyhtila and Aili Norton; and stepfather Axel Maki. Reino is survived by his wife of 54 years, Teresa Connelly Pyhtila; brother and sister-in-law Fred and Theresa Maki of VanEtten, NY; sister Aune Knuutila of Ithaca; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Richard and Jan Connelly of Red Creek, NY and Marguerite Pyhtila of Auburn, NY; along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Reino was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. After the war he returned home and joined the former Carpenters Union #532. Reino then went to work as an Elmira City Fireman for over 20 years. He maintained his membership with the union, during his career as a fireman, by working part time for the union. Reino was a member of the V.F.W. Post 901, American Legion Post 154, B.P.O.E. Lodge 62 and Eagles #941. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, July 14, 2007 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. A funeral service, followed by Military Honors, will be held at the conclusion of calling honors. Private interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/13/2007.
The funeral of the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Morris QUINN was held this morning at the home of the parents, 321 West Third Street. The interment was in SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery. ELMIRA DAILY GAZETTE & FREE PRESS July 27, 1903
QUINN Grace M. DOWE
Age 87 formerly of Wellsburg, NY. She was born March 20, 1926 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Andrew and Helen (Anderson) Quinn and died Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband John in 1953 and is survived by her sister Arlene Lantz of Sayre, PA; brother John Quinn of Pine City; cousins William (Tina) Perkins of Syracuse, NY and Marion (James) McRae of Starke, FL; nephews Jeff Quinn, RJ Quinn, James Michael Lantz and Jason Lantz. Grace was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish, attending Ss. Peter & Paul Church. She retired from Drs. Lodico Dentists and later was employed at Woodbrook Adult Care Facility. She was an avid bowler, loved her cat and most recently enjoyed her Sunday trips to Eldridge Park where she loved watching and listening to the music at the carousel. Family and friends are invited to attend her Memorial Mass on Friday, October 11th at 1 pm in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Grace through donations to the Eldridge Park Preservation Society, P.O. Box 3056, Elmira, NY 14905. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – October 10, 2013
QUINN Thomas Patrick
Died Monday February 18, 2008 at the Compassionate Care Hospice at Saint Clare's Hospital in Dover, NJ. Born March 15, 1940 in Meshoppen, PA to Helen C. Quinn and Leo F. Quinn, he grew up in Elmira, NY. He was a graduate of Southside High School in Elmira and Cornell University. He worked for 50 years in the grocery industry, and served as a Senior Vice President of Marketing for the Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Company until his retirement in 2003. For 32 years he was a resident of Lake Valhalla in Montville and will be remembered for his generosity to friends and neighbors. As a passionate sports fan, he served as a youth sports coach in Montville. Mr. Quinn was a devoted husband, father and family member, and happily assured everyone's needs were taken care of. He was a friend to all and his sense of humor and smile will be missed. Surviving are his wife of 39 years, Karen Kline Quinn, of Montville; daughter Megan Quinn Davis and husband Dr. Thomas Davis, of Jacksonville, FL; son Christopher K. Quinn and his wife Kara and grandson Silas Paul Quinn of Vergennes, VT. Other surviving family members include four brothers, Joseph Quinn and his wife Kay, William Quinn and his wife Carol; Lawrence Quinn and his wife Barbara and Michael Quinn and his wife Donna. Also, his father-in-law Paul Kline, and sisters in law Paula Kline Schmidt and JoAnn Kline Spicher. He is survived by numerous nieces and nephews. The viewing will be held on Thursday from 2 – 4 & 7 – 9 PM at Mackey Funeral Home 107 Essex Ave., Boonton, NJ. The Liturgy of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 9:00 AM Friday at St. Catherine of Siena Church, 10 N. Pocono Rd., Mt. Lakes, NJ. The interment will be held on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 10:00 AM at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Carol Simon Cancer Center, 100 Madison Avenue, Suite C3402, Morristown, NJ 07962, Compassionate Care Hospice, 400 West Blackwell St., Dover, NJ 07801 and the Arctic League of Elmira, PO Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902, in his memory would be appreciated.