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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Obituaries By Cemetery

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Bradford County PA

Chemung County NY

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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira, Chemung County NY
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries

RANDOLPH Reginald "Reggie"
Age 67 of Elmira, NY "Crossed Over" at Robert Packer Hospital on Monday November 17, 2008 after a courageous battle with cancer with his wife Eileen at his side. Reggie was born May 1, 1941 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Raymond and Mary Julia Terwilliger Randolph. He was also pre-deceased by his sister Deloris Sutton and his brothers Ronald Randolph and Gregory Randolph. Reggie married his wife, Eileen Taluba Randolph, on October 14, 1988 and they recently celebrated their 20th Wedding Anniversary on October 14, 2008. Reggie is survived by his loving and devoted wife Eileen Taluba Randolph; brothers and sisters-in-law: Kenneth & Rose Randolph and Guy & Heidi Randolph of Elmira, NY, Rudy Randolph of Wilawana, NY, and Raymond Randolph of California; father-in-law and mother-in-law: Leslie B. and Bethel M. Hamilton of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Terri & Timothy Russell of Elmira Heights, NY; nieces and nephews: Justin Russell, Abby Russell, Ashley Russell, Joseph & Shannon Randolph, Deborah & William Cosgrove, and Wayne Randolph; grand nieces and grand nephews: Kalem, Cheyenne, and Sebastian Cosgrove and Jimmy Randolph; "Reggie's Girls" Panda, Sadie, and especially his China Rose; several cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday November 19, 2008 from 4-8 PM. Reggie's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday November 20, 2008 at 11 AM with the Rev. Thomas Blackall officiating. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Reggie through donations to The Nancy Quattrini Patient Assistance Fund c/o Sue Damico Guthrie Clinic One Guthrie Square Sayre, PA 18840 to help those who can not afford treatments or The SPCA Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903. The family wishes to thank Dr. Robert Armstrong, Dr. Goran Broketa, the residents, 5th Floor Nursing Staff and Beth for the wonderful care they gave Reggie.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/18/2008

RANIEWICZ Frank J.
Age 82, of Elmira, died on Saturday, July 21, 2007, after an extended illness of cancer and diabetes. He is survived by his daughters, Patricia (Michael) Smithers, Gloria Trimm and Diane Raniewicz, all of Elmira; grandson, James Rice, Jr.; brother and caring sister-in-law, Vincent (Dorothy) Raniewicz, Elmira; sister-in-law, Mary Raniewicz, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his wife of 55 years, Geraldine in 2003; parents, Valeria and Joseph; sisters, Mary and Victoria; brothers, Mike, Steve, Jack, Ed, and Thomas. Frank was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, a longtime member of The White Eagles Club, retired from Hardinge Inc. and a bartender at the White Eagles Club. He also was a US Navy WWII veteran. Those wishing may make a donation in Frank's name to Arnot-Ogden's Center for Wound Healing. (Envelopes available at the funeral home). The Family wishes to express a special Thank you to Dr. Malanoski and Dr. Park for their kind support and care. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Tuesday, July 24, from 4-7 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday, 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

RANIEWICZ, Thomas E.
Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather
Age 80, of Elmira, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. At Tom's request, there will be no calling hours, but relatives and friends may attend his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m., followed by his burial at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.

RANIEWICZ Thomas E. Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather Age 80, of Elmira, died Saturday, March 31, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survived by wife of 58 years, Mary; daughter and son-in-law, Teresa and Joseph Lagonegro, Elmira, with their children, Kristin and Kathryn; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Lorrie Raniewicz, Horseheads, with their children Jennifer (Jason) Signor and Andrew; son, Michael Raniewicz and Diane Kilbury, Horseheads; brothers, Vincent (Dorothy) Raniewicz, Elmira, Frank Raniewicz, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Valeria and Joseph; sisters, Mary and Victoria; brothers, Michael, Steven, Jackson and Edward. Thomas is retired from Kennedy Valve after 44 years, a member of St. Casimir's Church, White Eagles Club and a Divine Mercy Chapel Adorer. Those wishing may make donations in his memory to St. Casimir's Church or the Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at his Mass). At Tom's request, there will be no calling hours, but relatives and friends may attend his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church on Tuesday, April 3, at 10 a.m., followed by his burial at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.

RANIEWICZ Vincent J.
Age 84, of Elmira, died Wednesday, December 12, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. He is survived by his loving wife, Dorothy of 57 years; sister-in-law, Mary Raniewicz, Elmira; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Helen) Leonard, Binghamton; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased by his parents, Valeria and Joseph; sisters, Mary and Victoria; brothers, Michael, Steven, Jackson, Edward, Thomas and Frank, therefore Vincent was the last of his siblings. Vincent is a US Army veteran, retired from the Remington Rand, Elmira, and the Elmira Star-Gazette, a lifelong communicant of St. Casimir's Church, having been an usher for over 66 years, member of the St. Casimir's Recreation Club working bingo for 42 years, member Polish Arts Club, former member of the White Eagles Club and the P.N.A. Those wishing may make a donation in Vincent's memory to the St. Casimir's Church Heating/AC Fund, Falck Cancer Center or Southern Tier Hospice (envelopes available at the funeral home). Dorothy wishes to send a special Thank You to: Elcor staff, Hospice, relatives, friends and neighbors for their help and kindness. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Sunday, December 16, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. with a prayer service there Monday at 10:15 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 11 a.m. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

RANIEWICZ Vincent J.
A Prayer Service was held at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, December 17, 2007, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 11 a.m. Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Presider, Deacon William Dougherty, assisting, Jack Crowley, Altar Server and Reader, Frances McLaren, Organist, Jane Stalica, Cantor, Theresa Hurley and George Gublo, Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion, Terry Lagonegro, Colleen Campbell, Lori Raniewicz and Brenda Derrick placed the Pall; wife, Dorothy placed the Crucifix, Barbara Campbell, Patti Smithers and Helen Leonard presented the gifts. Pall Bearers were: Timothy Campbell, Michael Wichtowski, Jim Leonard, George Gublo, Michael Smithers, Joseph Lagonegro, Joseph Raniewicz and Andrew Raniewicz, Honorary Bearers: Charles Klugo, Ralph Bloom and Robert Kalec. Many ushers from the parish formed an Honor Guard at the Church in Honor of Vinnie's many years of service. Deacon William Dougherty conducted the Committal Prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/18/2007.

 

RAYDO Vera R. Zangaro
Age 87, of Pine City, NY, died on Thursday, December 17, 2009. She is survived by her sister, Sophie Kozemko; special nieces and nephews, the Kozemko Children, Cathy, Stephen, Mark, and Tina, also many more nieces and nephews. Her husband, Nunzio D. Zangara, predeceased Vera in 1999. She was a loving aunt, who loved to be with family, friends and neighbors. Vera retired from the Remington Rand Corporation. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, December 20, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Mass of Christian Burial Monday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, followed by Graveside Service in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  (Note:  She was born and grew up in Lopez.  Some family members are buried there:  http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~pasulliv/churches/STV.htm  Submitted by Mike Dempsey)  Star-Gazette - December 19, 2009   

 

READY, Michael - DEATH OF MICHAEL READY An Aged Elmira Citizen Passes Away This Morning. Michael READY died this morning at 7:30 o'clock from old age and general disability. He was 80 years of age. He was born in County Clare, Ireland. He came to this country in 1848 and worked as a laborer. Through his industry and savings, he accumulated sufficient to purchase a farm on East Hill, near the city of Elmira, where he resided until a few months ago, when he retired to an old homestead to spend the remainder of his life. He resided there until this morning when he passed quietly away. The deceased leaves a widow, and five children, Terrance, an engineer on the D. L. & W., John a brakeman on the D. L. & W., James, an engineer in San Francisco, Cal., and Patrick, a brakeman on the D. L. & W. and Mrs. John Cusick of this city. The funeral will be held Sat. morning at 9:30 o'clock at the house and at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church. The interment will be in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press May 18, 1893. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

REDDON Charles W.
Former POW
Age 82, of Hammondsport and Spring Hill, FL, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born November 6, 1925 in Elmira Heights, son of the late Edwin and Mary (McDine) Reddon and died Monday, December 17, 2007. He was predeceased by his first wife, Mary Lou (Lintz) Reddon on March 20, 1989. He is survived by his wife, Gloria (May); son, Charles of Elmira Heights; daughters, Kim Reddon of Elmira and Colleen (Joe) Sanderl of Hammondsport; grandchildren, Courtney (Sean) Kelly, Ashley Sanderl, Holli (Ryan) Henning, Jillian Millerd, Hillary Millerd, Heather (Patrick) Doyle and Nicole (Michael) Reddon; seven great-grandchildren; brother, William of Elmira Heights; Gloria's children, Carolyn (Doug) Nelson of Pine City and Clifford (Ann) Jacobs of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. Charles was a highly decorated veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during World War II. His plane was shot down over Tokyo Bay on March 9, 1945. He was one of two survivors of his crew. He was a prisoner of war in Japan until his liberation at the end of the war on August 29, 1945. Charlie retired from the U.S. Postal Service Headquarters in Washington, DC as Chief Accountant; prior to that he was a letter carrier in Elmira for 30 years. Charlie's memberships include former member of the Elmira Heights School Board, past vice chairman Elmira Heights Planning Board, past commander and life member of Capt. Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post 154, member of the original Last Mans Club at Post 154, D.A.V. Post 80, Hudson, FL, past commander and member American Legion Post 335, Hudson, FL, life member V.F.W. Post 6083, Elmira Heights, F.O.E. #941 Elmira, B.P.O.E. #2520 Aripeka, FL, life member Military Order of the Purple Heart #560, Spring Hill, FL, past president of Branch 21 National Assoc. of Letter Carriers, life member Branch 192 National Assoc. of Postal Supervisors, a life member of NARFE #1799 Elmira, and a member of the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame (football). Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Charlie through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/27/2007.

REDDER Miss Elizabeth D.
Age 94, of Southport Towers. Monday, October 12, 1981. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake Street, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service at the Funeral Home Thursday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Mass Of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, Southside at 9 a.m.  Burial in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. She is survived by brother Raymond J. Redder of Elmira, several nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of its Rosary and Alter Society. She was a member of the Southport Towers Tenants Association, and worked with R.S.V.P. Elmira Star-Gazette, Wed. October 14, 1981. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.

REDDER Mrs. Mary C. WATTS
Of 115 W. Henry St., Tuesday, November 29, 1970. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer Service at the funeral home Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Funeral Mass in St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Burial St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. She is survived by her husband, William S. Watts; brother, Raymond J. Redder Elmira; sister, Miss Elizabeth Redder, Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Mary Watts was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of St. Mary's Altar and Rosary Society. Elmira Star-Gazette, Monday November 30, 1970. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.

REDDER Raymond J.
Age 87,of 580 Baty St. Elmira, Tuesday, April 22, 1986. Friends may call at Don Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Prayer Service there Friday at 8:15 am, followed by Mass of Christian Burial 9 am, St. Peter and Paul's Church. Interment, St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Survived by son & daughter-in-law, John and Margaret Redder of Elmira; daughter, Anna Marie Detrick of Hammondsport, NY; 15 grandchildren, 19 great grandchildren; daughter-in-law, JoAnn Redder of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; predeceased by his wife Alma in 1973 & son James in 1984. Mr. Redder was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Church, retired conductor for PA. Railroad, member of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen, P.B.A., Elmira Auxillary Police, Elmira Elks Lodge No. 62, Elmira Moose Lodge No. 517, CB handle "Father Time." Elmira Star-Gazette, Wednesday April 23, 1986. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.

REES Richard E.
Age 80, of Elmira, died Tuesday, December 2, 2008, with his loving family by his side, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Richard was born December 5, 1927 in Alliance, OH, son of the late Joseph and Louise Zapf Rees. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by son Mark Joseph Rees, and sister Erma Quillen. Richard is survived by his wife of 54 years, Ann Cassetta Rees; daughter, Pamela A. Martin of Syracuse, NY, with children, Laura A. and Craig B. Martin, Jr.; son, Richard E. Rees, Jr., of Delmar, NY, with wife Elizabeth Rees and children, Rachel C. and Matthew A. Rees; nephews, Reverend Robert Quillen and David Quillen, both of Ohio; and cousins, Bettelu Domino of Ohio and Linda (Donald) Cracraft of Arizona. Richard was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during the Korean War. He was retired from Westinghouse, Inc., with nearly 40 years of service, most of those years working as a Sales Manager. Richard then worked as a consultant for IST for 4 years. He shared his talents with SCORE, Senior Core of Retired Executives, where he was the chairman for many years. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying golf, hunting, and fishing. Richard's best times of all were those spent with his family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 5, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 6, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Full military honors will be accorded Richard at the conclusion of the mass.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2008

REESE George H. Age 88, of Dutch Hill Road, Pine City, NY, died Thursday, June 30, 2005, at Elcor Health Service. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Loretta C. (Antes) Reese; son and daughter-in-law, David G. and Edith Reese of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Michael Reese of Pine City, Janette (Mark) DeLabar of Hawley, PA, Dennis (Jeannine) Reese of Millerton, PA, Thomas (Jenny) Reese of Montour Falls, NY; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Richard (Betty) Reese of Big Flats, NY; sister-in-law, Ennis Reese of Pine City, NY; several nieces and nephews. George was a Lifetime Member of the Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department and served as Assistant Chief for many years. He was a member of the New York Holstein Association, a member of the Grange and the Farm Bureau. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, July 3, 2005, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there, TUESDAY, July 5, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice or The Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department, envelopes are available at the funeral home.

REGAN - MASLINSKI, Louise "Red" nee: Regan
Age 92, of Elmira, died December 27, 2007 in Chandler, AZ. Survived by daughters, Nancy Karpinski, Elmira, Mary (Allen) VanDeBogart, Chandler, AZ; grandchildren, Laura (Jeffrey) Brown, Colleen (Richard) Brewer, John McCarthy, all of Elmira, Elizabeth (Steven) Soriano and Jonathan VanDeBogart, Chandler, AZ; great-grandchildren, Cassandra Brown, Tyler Brown, Christine Brewer, Jessica (Jonathan) Dobbs, all of Elmira, Zachary, Kyle and Kevin Soriano, Chandler, AZ; great-great-grandchildren, Veronica Brewer Chalk, Hunter Dobbs, Gavin Michael Baranyk, all of Elmira; sisters, Phyllis (James) Heckman, Helen Larey, Geraldine Meritz; brother, Joseph (Ellie) Regan; several nieces, nephews and cousins, including special niece and nephews, John and Kathleen Domville and Charles and Carol Ellis.Predeceased by husband, John T.; and great-grandson, Joseph Brewer. Louise was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. A special thank you to Gilbert Mercy Hospital E.R. Staff; Hospice Family Care, Gilbert, AZ; and the Chandler Fire Department. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Louise's memory to the Hospice Family Care at 13639 E. Ray Rd., Gilbert, AZ 85296 (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, January 3, from 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service there, Friday at 9:15 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/2/2008.

 

REIDY Clare Ann Reidy

74, died at her home Sunday, April 17, 2011.  Clare is survived by her husband of 52 years, Thomas Reidy; brother Joseph P. Reidy; sisters-in-law, Kathleen Wilmot and Elizabeth Rauch; children, Margaret (Ira Handler), Thomas Jr. (Anne Marie), Kathleen Galvin (Michael), Patrick (Ann Milliken), Edward (Rita Ciccariello), and Daniel (Wendy Taylor).  She is also survived by her grandchildren Kelly (Ryan), Ginevra (Carl), Mary, Emily, Jessica, John, Hannah, Phoebe, Elizabeth, Isobel, Ellen, Amanda, Patrick, Grace and John; as well as many nieces and nephews.   Clare received her Bachelors and Masters degrees from Elmira College and did graduate work at SUNY Binghamton and Tufts University.  She retired in 2004 as Professor of Humanities and Communications as well as Director of the College Theatre Program at Corning Community College.  From 1998 until her death she served as a Master Teacher of Text, a dramaturg, and a director at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, MA.  It would be impossible to number the students Clare mentored through the years as an artist and an educator.  Her belief in the potential of each student and in the power of art to transform lives was borne out in her dedication to her students and colleagues.  Her love of poetry, music, art, literature, and especially Shakespeare were her gifts to her children and grandchildren.  “….and flights of angels sing thee to thy rest.”  Friends are invited to Clare’s Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 at 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick’s Church, Elmira.  Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, her family suggests donations to Mount Savior Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, NY 14871-9787.

 

DANIEL J. REIDY JR., age 85, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, March 20, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Reidy was born Sept. 27, 1917 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Daniel James Reidy and Dora Louise Bauerlin Reidy. Dan was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and a retired conductor for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad in Elmira.  Mr. Reidy was a lifetime member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297 and a member of the Italian American Veterans Club of Elmira. He was predeceased by his first wife, Blanche Wilcox Reidy in 1979; his son, Joseph A. Reidy in 2002; his brother, Lawrence Reidy in 2001 and his second wife, Vanona Woodruff Stanton Reidy on Sept. 13, 2002. Mr. Reidy is survived by his children and their families: Sandy and John Balonis of Fort Myers, FL, Jack and Sundae Reidy of Mansfield, Don and Sharon Reidy of Horseheads, Marian Brown of Spring Hill, FL, Pat and Bob Grimes of Mercur, Nancy and Ted Hoffmann of Wyalusing, Henry and Beverly Stanton of Silvara; a daughter-in-law, Cathy Cimmeren of Elmira; a sister, Agnes Reidy of Beverly Hills, FL; “special sister,” Kay Bingaman of Beverly Hills, FL; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends called at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads on Sunday, March 23 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Officers and members of the Horseheads Elks Lodge No. 2297 conducted a memorial service at 3:30 p.m. on Sunday.  A Prayer Service was held on Monday, March 24 at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler was the celebrant. Interment was in SS Peter and Paul’s Cemetery in Elmira.  I would also like to note here that his second wife Nanona Woodruff Stanton Reidy has a headstone in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery Tuscarora Township Bradford County but she is buried with him in  St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette.

REIDY - SCHIEFEN
Elizabeth J. "Betsy" Reidy Age 71, of Elmira, died Friday, August 19, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Betsy was born October 7, 1933, a daughter of the late Richard J. and Elizabeth (O'Connor) Reidy. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her daughter Ellen Connor Schiefen, sisters, Sara Jane Murphy, Margaret Laux, and Mary Elizabeth Reidy. Betsy is survived by her children, William J. Schiefen, III of Elmira, Elizabeth Joan Fraizer of Dripping Springs, TX with her husband Mark, Kathleen Ann Hass of Houston, TX, Kara Jane Garza of Houston, TX, Helen Patricia Schiefen of Elmira, and David M. Schiefen of Elmira with wife Kira; grandchildren, Brian and Christopher Lee of Dripping Springs, TX, Kate Hampshire of Kingsland, GA, Chip Hass, Kara Garza and Frank Garza, all of Houston, TX; brothers and sisters, all of Elmira, Harry Reidy, Helen McInerney, Winifred Widman and Richard (Teresa) Reidy; along with several nieces and nephews. Betsy was very proud of her Irish heritage. She was a true angel and will be deeply missed. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, August 22, 2005 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

REIDY –MRS. GERTRUDE REIDY KEEGAN age 76 of 116 W. Miller St., Saturday, April 30, 1966.  Friends may call at Kalec Funeral Home Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Tuesday at 8:15 a.m., followed by Solemn High Requiem Mass in St. Mary'’ Church at 9 a.m.  St. Peter and Paul'’ Cemetery.  Survived by several cousins.  She was owner of Vanity Fair Dress Shop on W. Miller St., a communicant of St. Mary’s Church.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/1/1966

REIDY –JEAN F. RYAN age 64 of 959 West Second Street, Elmira, NY April 24, 1986, daughter of the late Hazel (Maycumber) and William H. Reidy of Elmira.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service will be held there Monday 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11 a.m.  Interment St. Peter & Paul Cemetery.  Mrs. Ryan is the wife of the late Robert J. Ryan.  She is survived by son, Robert J. Ryan II at home; son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Dorothy Daniels Ryan of Hornell, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Ann and Raymond Prem Jr. of Miramar, FL, Mary Eileen and Carlton Fawcett Jr. of Oswego; 4 grandchildren, Katie and Erin Ryan of Hornell, NY, Matthew Ryan Fawcett and Nicholas Robert Fawcett of Oswego, NY; brother, William H. Reidy of Elmira, NY; sister, Mrs. George Kosty (Geraldine) of Farmington, MI; cousin, Thomas Palmer of Binghamton, NY.  Mrs. Ryan was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Rosary and Alter Societies.  She was a secretary at Our Lady of Lourdes School for a number of years and a former employee of Corning Glass Works Apparatus Dept., also a member of the Auxiliary Legion of Mary.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1986

REIDY - SULLIVAN, Jean L.
Age 83, of Fayetteville, NY, formerly of Elmira, died on Thursday, October 9, 2008. Jean was born in Elmira on October 12, 1924, a daughter of Edward and Mary Donahue Reidy. Jean is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, James H. Sullivan, who died January 31, 2008. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Molly and Gary Reichert of Brewerton, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Larry and Anne Sullivan of Fairfax, VA, Jim and Chris Sullivan of Orlando, FL, Bill and Nancy Sullivan of North Syracuse, NY; sisters and brother-in-law, Kay and John Wilmot, Mary "Ibby" Rauch; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas and Claire Reidy, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Sean, Paul, Maddie, Nick, Larry, Aaron, and Jennah Sullivan, KC Groth; great-grandchildren, Finn and Patrick Sullivan; along with several in-laws, nieces, and nephews. Jean retired in 1990 from SUNY ESF after many years of service. She followed professional golf closely and greatly enjoyed several tournaments she was able to attend. Jean was known for her quick wit, loyalty to family and friends, and her calm nature. She will be greatly missed by her loving family and friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, October 13, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A Funeral Service will follow at 12:15 p.m. Interment will then take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Jean's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105-1942.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/11/2008

MARTIN JOSEPH REIDY, 217 O’Gorman Street, died at the family home Saturday evening (April 7, 1928) at 9:30 o’clock.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reidy; two brothers, Leo and Stephen; one sister, Margaret.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at the family home at 8 o’clock and in the St. Mary Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1928

REIDY Mary E. - Mrs. Albert BROWN of 559 West Washington Avenue, died Wednesday at 11:25 p.m. after a brief illness. She is survived by her husband Albert Brown; a daughter, Mrs. Leman STEWART; two sons, Francis Brown and Edward L. HARDMAN; mother, Mrs. Agnes REIDY; a sister, Mrs. William CRAIG; two brothers, Thomas and Daniel REIDY, and two grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Brown was a member of the Altar and Rosary societies of the St. John the Baptist Church. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 8:15 a.m. and in the St. John Church on Lake Street at 9 o'clock. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Submitted by Gwen MECUM Hunt <airlaunch@thegrid.net>

 

REIDY Mary E. Rauch

Age 89 of Elmira, NY She was born October 21, 1921 in Elmira, daughter of the late Edward and Mary (Donahue) Reidy and died Tuesday, May 31, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She graduated from Elmira Catholic High School in 1939 and worked at various jobs in the area until her marriage to William L. Rauch in 1949. They celebrated over 51 years of marriage before he died on March 11, 2001. She is also predeceased by her son Edward L. Rauch in 1994; sisters and brothers-in-law Jean and James Sullivan, John B. Wilmot and Clare Reidy. Mrs. Rauch is survived by her daughter Marie C. Rauch of Horseheads; grandson Edward Scarpa of Bath, NY; sister Kathleen Wilmot; brother Thomas Reidy both of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, June 2nd from 2 to 4 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, June 3rd at 12:30 pm followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at1 pm in St. Mary's Church. Rev. John DeSocio, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Star Gazette – June 2, 2011

 

REIDY, Mary - Mrs. Mary Liddy died at the home of her son, Timothy LIDDY, 458 Franklin St. Saturday morning. The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at 9 o'clock at the late residence and at 10 o'clock at St. Mary's church. Burial in SS Peter & Paul's cemetery. The members of St. Mary's Altar society are requested to meet at the home tonight. Elmira Star Gazette May 1, 1911. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

REIDY –MRS. MARY (MAMIE) LANE of 1006 Lake St., Thursday, Dec. 12, 1957.  She was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church.  Survived by brother, Charles B. Reidy of Elmira.  Body at the Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 at St. Cecilia’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1957

MARTIN JOSEPH REIDY, 217 O’Gorman Street, died at the family home Saturday evening (April 7, 1928) at 9:30 o’clock.  He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Reidy; two brothers, Leo and Stephen; one sister, Margaret.  The funeral will be held Tuesday morning at the family home at 8 o’clock and in the St. Mary Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/1928

REIDY - LINTZ
Patricia A. Age 80, of Spring Hill, FL and Elmira Heights, NY, peacefully died, with her family at her bedside, at Annapolis Hospital in Romulus, Michigan on Thursday, June 30, 2005. Patricia was born January 10, 1925 in Elmira to Michael and Bertha (Smith) Reidy, who predeceased her. She is also predeceased by her mother-in-law Mamie Storch and father-in-law Chester Lintz, brothers-in-law, Chester Lintz, Jr. and Ivan Welch, sisters-in-law, Mary Lou Reddon and Genevieve Reidy. Patricia is survived by her husband Robert, with whom she celebrated their 62 wedding anniversary on May 15, 2005; children, Diane Pryslak, with husband Steve of Romulus, MI, Linda Lintz of Elmira Heights and Robert Lintz, Jr., with wife Mitzi, of Rochester, NY; sister Helen Welch of Cuba, NY; brother-in-law Charles Reddon of Spring Hill, FL; sister-in-law Mary Lintz of Green Bay, WI; grandchildren, Mary Patricia (Mark) Simkow, Michelle (Kurt) Mrocko, Stephen (Julie) Pryslak, Jeffery (Michelle) Pryslak, all of Michigan and Melinda Lintz of Rochester, NY; great-grandchildren, David and Tyler Hilbert, Mark Simkow, Olivia, Emma and Elizabeth Mrocko, Daniel and Caitlin Kacic, Rachel and Spencer Pryslak, all of Michigan; along with many nieces, nephews and loyal and devoted friends. Patricia graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1942. She was retired from Facet/Purolator in Elmira Heights. Patricia was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of the Rosary and Altar Society. Family and friends will be received at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, July 5, 2005 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, July 6, 2005 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated in Patricia's name to The Gilda Radner Ovarian Cancer Registry, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Elm and Carlton Sts., Buffalo, New York 14623.

REIDY, Thomas, 57, 209 Roe Ave, Wednesday, March 3, 1943. Survived by Mrs. J. H. Noble, Schenectady, Mrs. J. Wagner, Utica, Mrs. A. J. Thatcher, Elmira, sisters; Michael REIDY, Elmira, brother. The body is at the Owen McCarthy Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Sat. at 8:30 a. m. and at 9 at the St. Patrick's Church. SS Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Elmira newspaper. March 5, 1943. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi.

REINHART Charles L “Cha”
Charles L. "Cha" Age 72, of 340 Charles St., Hornell, died Sunday afternoon, March 5, 2006, at his home, following a long illness. Born in Elmira on November 9, 1933, he was the son of Harold and Marie (Clancy) Reinhart. "Cha" grew up in Elmira and was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, class of 1953. In his youth, he worked at Eldridge Park in various capacities and especially enjoyed working the carousel. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Korean Conflict, having been stationed in Germany. He remained in the US Army Reserves until 1962. He had been employed for a time at Thacher Glass of Elmira and Remington Rand of Elmira. For over 40 years, Charlie worked in many capacities for the Erie Railroad, Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and Conrail, including brakeman, switchman and conductor, retiring in 1995.  Charlie was a member of Our Lady of the Valley Parish and a communicant of St. Ann's Church. He will be remembered for his love of his family and his loyalty to his many friends. He enjoyed his "lunch dates" with his railroad buddies and attending the 8th Ward yearly gatherings in Elmira, NY. He was very generous and, throughout the years, donated countless dollars to many local and national charities. His true joy in life was spending time with and caring for his family and attending his children's and, more recently, his grandchildren's activities, especially sporting events. He was married on May 27, 1961 to the former Barbara Wickham who died August 11, 2000. He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Bob Reinhart and Harold Reinhart; one sister, Doris Craft. Surviving are two sons, Charles (Ann) Reinhart, Jr. of Pine City, NY, and Joseph Reinhart of Hornell; one daughter, Dawn (James) Gardon of Hornell; two sisters, Marge Sowa of Horseheads, and Joan (Frank) Hungerford of Elmira Heights; one brother, James (Ruth) Reinhart of Pine City, NY; two grandchildren, Joseph Reinhart and Julian Reinhart; many cousins, nieces and nephews. The family of Charles L. "Cha" Reinhart will receive friends on Wednesday from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Dagon Funeral Home, 38 Church St., Hornell, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday at St. Ann's Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Burial will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Charlie's family request that, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in his name be made to either the American Diabetes Association, 596 Blossom Road, Suite 208, Rochester, NY 14610, or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Memorial forms will be available at the Dagon Funeral Home and also at the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home.

RENNIE - MARKS
Catherine R. "Kay" Age 92, of Elmira, died Saturday, November 18, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Kay was born March 16, 1914, a daughter of William and Catherine Barr Rennie. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years, Edward J. Marks, Jr. in 1993, several siblings, and most recently, her twin brother William S. Rennie. Kay is survived by her children, with their spouses, Edward J. Marks, III and Susan Hartley of Lowman, William R. and Nancy Hurd Marks of Pine City, Daniel F. and Ann Wright Marks of Richmond, VA, and Catherine R. and Richard Giammichele of Muncie, IN; sister Ruth Terwilliger of Elmira; along with numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Kay worked at Remington Rand before becoming co-owner of Eddie Marks Restaurant on Elmira's Southside. She then went to work as Judge Richard Heller's confidential secretary from where she retired. Kay was an avid bowler and active member of Elmira Does #181 and Order of the Eastern Star. She was a long time volunteer with Meals on Wheels and March of Dimes. Kay was also a life long member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, November 20, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, November 21, 2006 at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Kay's memory may be directed to either Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901, March of Dimes, 5 Adler Drive, East Syracuse NY 13057 or a charity of one's choice. Kay's family would like to offer special thanks to the staffs at Woodbrook and the Chemung County Nursing Facility – 6th Floor for the excellent care given their mother.

REYNOLDS - PIECUCH
Rose Reynolds Formerly of 1715 Cedar Street, Southport, died Thursday morning, December 6, 2001 at Elcor Health Services following an extended illness. Rose was born on November 29, 1918 in Leolyn, Pa. She was the daughter of Gail and Sarah Lewis Reynolds. She graduated from Canton High School, where she attended her 60th class reunion in May of 1998. She was married during World War II to Joseph Piecuch, who predeceased her on July 8, 1979. During the war, she worked for the Eclipse. She later worked at the Remington Rand and retired from Westinghouse. In her retirement years, Rose enjoyed making quilts and also belonged to several local square dance clubs. Survivors include her loving daughter, Patricia Forbes of Southport, NY (Jim Goodwin of Odessa, NY), beloved granddaughters, Kimberly Forbes of Liverpool, NY; Jennifer Forbes of Kenmore, NY; sister and caregiver Lucy O'Dell of Ocala, Fl; and several nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her friend of 70 years, Mrs. Ileen (John) Zeigler of Pine City. Rose was predeceased by her brothers, Robert Reynolds of Lowman; John Reynolds of Geneva; and her sister, Nina Reynolds (at age 12). Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, on Sunday afternoon, December 9, 2001, from 2-4p.m. with a memorial service at 4 p.m. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be sent to Mercy Care Center, 405 Linden Place, Elmira, NY 14901.

REYNOLDS - MADIGAN
Sarah (Reynolds) Age 87, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at Good Shepherds Fairview Home in Binghamton, NY, on Sunday evening, June 26, 2005. Friends may call at HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, June 30, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m., Rev. Skip Reed officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to The Park Church Elmira. She is survived by three children, Carol Madigan of Binghamton, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Kathleen Madigan of Wilmington, DE, Roger and Veronica Madigan of Old Greenwich, CT; grandchildren, Christiane, Michael, Kevin, Brandon, and Gregory; sister-in-law Ann O'Donnell of Elmira; nephews, Martin, Brian, Jeff, Jerome O'Donnell. She was predeceased by her parents, Robert and Emily Reynolds; loving husband, Roger Madigan; and two sisters, Carol Mertens and Nancy Reynolds. Sarah was a member of The Park Church and taught Sunday School until she moved with her family to Wallingford, PA. Upon her return to Elmira, she became a member of the church once again and enjoyed renewing old friendships and making new ones. She enjoyed volunteering at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and later devoted her time to the American Red Cross. Sarah and her family spent summer vacations on Keuka Lake and these are the best memories her children will hold dear. Like her mother, she was a passionate gardener who believed that hard work, not having a "green thumb," was the secret to her beautiful garden.

RICE - MORRISON
Ellen M. Age 86, of Elmira, died Monday, September 26, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ellen was born November 24, 1918, daughter of Joseph E. and Irene (Ryan) Rice. She is predeceased by her husband Charles W. Morrison, daughter Barbara Morrison, sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Marion Chalk, brothers and sister-in-law Joseph and Margaret Rice and John F. Rice, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, George and Marguerite Morrison, William Morrison, Norman Morrison and Anne Morrison. Ellen is survived by her daughter Andrea Morrison of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law John C. "Jack" and Cheryl Morrison of Elmira with their children Shane, Megan and John; sisters, Rosemary Woodhouse of Elmira and Irene Gamer of Rochester; sisters-in-law Rose Marie Rice of Oswego, NY and Bernice Morrison of Cape Canaveral, FL; along with many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins. Ellen was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital where she worked as a nursing service secretary. While at the hospital she received the Oppy Award for the Employee of the Year. Proud of her children and grandchildren, Ellen was their number one fan at whatever sport they were involved in. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, September 29, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 30, 2005 at 9:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Elmira at 10:30 a.m. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Ellen's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, New York 14901. The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's and most especially, Sister Marie Michael Miller.

RICE Elmo (Pete) T. Jr. and Marie E. Elmo, age 82, died on April 6, 2002, and Marie, age 87, died on September 26, 2004. Survivors include their daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Frederick Flavin of Plymouth, MA; Marie's brother, James White, and his wife, Alberta, of Lowman; sister-in-law, Margaret Rice of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Mr. and Mrs. Rice on Saturday, October 21st at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

RICE - RANDOLPH
K. Marjorie Age 78 of Elmira died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Marjorie is survived by her husband of fifty-nine years, Robert S Randolph; nephews, G. William Rice of Elmira and Thomas M. Rice of Pottstown, PA; brother-in-law Chester Randolph of Fort Myers, FL; sisters-in-law, Olive Cornell of Frankenmuth, MI, Joan Hatch of Farmington Hills, MI and Lois Durocher of Port Charlotte, FL; along with several other nieces and nephews. Marjorie was predeceased by her brothers, William, Walter and Donald Rice and sister, Alice Rice. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Thursday, September 20, 2001 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 21, 2001 at 10:15 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Marjorie and her husband like traveling, having traveled extensively in the United States and in many foreign countries. She enjoyed bowling, along with Modern Western Square and Round Dancing. Marjorie spent many, many hours doing volunteer work with various organizations including the American Red Cross, Chemung County Historical Society, Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, Clemens Center, Corning LPGA and St. Joseph's Hospital. Marjorie's family will provide flowers. Donations in her memory may be directed to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira NY, 14904.

RICE - WOODHOUSE, Rosemary M.
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, October 19, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on February 16, 1916 in Elmira, NY to the late Joseph and Irene (Ryan) Rice. Rosemary was predeceased by her brothers, Jack and Joseph (Bud) Rice; and sisters, Ellen Morrison and Elizabeth Chalk. Survivors include her sister, Irene Gamer of Rochester; nieces and nephews, Andrea Morrison, John Morrison, William Gamer, Daniel Rice, Michael Chalk, Rosemary (Cissy) Nasakaitis, Margaret (Peggy) Weigle, Thomas Chalk, John Rice, Barbara Canale, Catherine DeRosa and Timothy Rice; along with many great-nieces and nephew and several great-great-nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 22nd from 3 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Tuesday, October 23rd at 12:30 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Father Thomas O'Brien and Father Jerry O'Connor as celebrants. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation or to the Chemung County Nursing Facility.

RICH John P. Age 89, of Elmira, died Friday, September 1, 2006, at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. John is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, John G. and Colleen Rich of Horseheads; son-in-law, Robert J. Narde, Corning; grandchildren, Mallory, Kristin and JT (John Thomas) Rich, Elizabeth R. Narde and Stephen J. Narde; several nieces, nephews and cousins. John was the son of Michael and Theresa Grace Masone Rich. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and uncle. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Isabel, on September 1, 2005; daughter, Mary Ann Rich Narde in 2004; and a brother, Nicholas Rich. Along with his family he enjoyed spending time with his many close friends. John enjoyed playing cards, gardening, bocce ball and spending time with his friends at the IAV. John was a Communicant of St. Anthony's Church, a member of it's men's Sacred Heart Society, Golden Age Senior Citizens Club, Macchia Club and The Raccoon Club, Past Commander and Member of the Italian American Veterans Club, and veteran U.S. Navy, WWII. He will be sorely missed by all who loved him. John retired as a foreman from Moore Business Forms, served many years as a bartender at Rossi Bowling Alley and worked at the Kalec Funeral Home. Those wishing may make donations in John's memory to St. Anthony's Church. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, September 4th, from 6-8 p.m. Prayer service there Tuesday at 9:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Club Notice Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at Kalec Funeral Home at 5:45 p.m. on Monday, September 4, for a prayer service for our deceased comrade and Past Commander John Rich. Signed, Commander Ed Jaskolka. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 09/03/06

 

RICHARD Marie Leonie Derito

Elmira: Age 70, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend, died with her loving family and friends by her side, on Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mrs. Derito was born July 20, 1940, a daughter of the late Henri C. and Dora (Melanson) Richard. She is also predeceased by her brother Joseph C. "Pete" Richard, and brother-in-law Don Kent. Mrs. Derito is survived by her husband of 44 years, Joseph M. Derito; son Michael J. Derito of Knoxville TN with his daughter Madison Isabella; siblings, with their spouses, Marie Ann and Joseph Norton of Monroe NC, Marie Catherine and Daniel McLaughlin of Elmira, Henri C. and Ann Richard of Durham NH, Marie Louise Kent of Fort Mill SC; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Anthony J. Derito of Campbell NY, Nicholas C. and Pamela Derito of Elmira, Marianne Derito of Elmira, Tess Richard of Henrietta NY; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mrs. Derito was a 1958 graduate of Notre Dame High School. She was a City of Elmira retiree. Mrs. Derito was an active member of the Elmira Zonta Club, and a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. She will be missed by all who knew and loved her. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, June 9, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Friday, June 10, 2011 at 11:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Mrs. Derito's family extends a special thanks to the entire staff on 2B at AOMC (from housekeeping to the nursing staff), AOMC nutritional services, staff at the Falck Cancer Center, Dr. Roger Schenone and his staff, Southern Tier Hospice, all her caregivers, including family, that have cared for her over the last 23 months. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mrs. Derito may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd, Corning NY 14830.   Star Gazette – June 8, 2011

 

RICHARDS - EGAN RoseMarie Richards
Age 69 of Elmira Heights, NY died peacefully in her sleep on Sunday October 5, 2008 surrounded by her loving family after a 13 year battle with cancer. RoseMarie was born February 22, 1939 in Bradford, PA the daughter of the late Ernest Louis Richards and Catherine Quinn Richards. RoseMarie met the love of her life, future husband and best friend at the Friday Nighters at the tender age of 13, where they really hit it off. They were engaged 3 years later and she married Ken on February 25, 1956, just 3 days after her 17th birthday. They recently celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary at a dinner out with their children and grandchildren at a favorite family restaurant. RoseMarie held several jobs in her early years; including working at "The Sugar Bowl" but her favorite "jobs" were that of wife and mother. Though it took many years to complete their family, RoseMarie was a loving though strict influence in the raising of many children, from nieces and nephews to friends' kids - to drum corps, band, baseball, bowling, and campus life and let's not forget all those neighborhood kids she bandaged, fed, and carted around in "Mom's Taxi". RoseMarie was a communicant of St. Cecelia's Church in Elmira, NY and a member of the Horseheads Women of The Moose # 1832 where she was a very active volunteer for many years and even earning the highest degree in the organization. Rose Marie was pre-deceased by her parents Ernest Louis Richards and Catherine Elizabeth Quinn Richards; parents-in-law Edwin Kenneth Egan and Thelma Ethel Egan; brother Michael Edward Richards; sisters Rita Joann Redder and Grace Agnes Richards and her brother-in-law Robert Lovell. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband Edwin Kenneth Egan at home; daughter Dawn(Terry) Bliss of Elmira, NY; son: James ( Becky) Egan of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren: Catherine Rose Bliss, Sherry Eileen Egan (Latney Porter), Jesse Lee Egan, Nicholas James Egan, and Kendra Nicole Bliss; great granddaughter: Kristena Louise Porter; Brother: Robert Ernest (Olga) Richards of Hinkley, CA; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Roena Lovell of Elmira, NY and Paul ( Ruby) Egan of Millport, NY and many beloved nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Gramma/Aunt Rose was the back-bone of this family that she put first and fore-most above all else. She will be greatly missed and remembered by all. The family would like to thank all the wonderful angels who gave such loving care to RoseMarie in her final days and hours. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday October 9, 2008 from 6-9 PM. The Horseheads Women of The Moose Ritual Team will hold a memorial service on Thursday at the Funeral Home at 8:30 P M for their departed Co-Worker RoseMarie. Mrs. Egan's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday October 10, 2008 at 10 AM. Interment in ST. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember RoseMarie through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or The Chemung County SPCA and Humane Society Route 352 Elmira, NY 14903.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/7/2008

 

RICHARDSON Daniel J., Jr.

Elmira: Age 80, died peacefully, with his loving family by his side, on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dan was born December 1, 1932 the son of Daniel J. and Metta (Johnson) Richardson. He is survived by his wife of 53 years Ruth Morrell Richardson; children, with their families, Patricia and Michael D. Lewis, North Carolina with children Michael P. Lewis, Kathryn (Greg) Nichols, Matthew Lewis, Neil Lewis; Daniel J., III and Delores Richardson, Elmira with daughters, McKenzie and Danielle; Laurie and Gary Williamson, Big Flats with sons, Zachary and Joshua; brother and sister-in-law Thomas V. and Nancy Richardson, New Jersey; cousins, Sister Theresa Richardson, RSM, Rochester, Mary Francis (John) Nelson, Florida; along with several nieces, nephews, and many wonderful neighbors. Dan was a veteran of the U S Navy. He was retired from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad. Active in different clubs, Dan was a member of the Elmira BPOE #62, American Legion Post #154, Elmira Heights Catholic War Vets, White Eagles Club and the Moose Club, Horseheads. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Saturday, January 5, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Immediately following calling hours all are invited to join Dan's family at the Elmira Elks Lodge #62, 300 E. Gray Street to celebrate Dan's wonderful life. Interment will take place on Monday, January 7, 2013 at 9:00 a.m., St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers Dan's family requests that donations be made to a charity of your choice . Members of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62, will meet at McInerny Funeral Home, Saturday, at 4:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Dan. Signed James Sprague, Exalted Ruler      Star Gazette – January 4, 2013

 

MISS MARY RICHARDSON of 368 Fulton St., Today Oct. 20, 1949.  She was a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church.  Survived by nieces, Miss Ella C. Richardson and Mrs. Marguerite Hurley, all of Elmira; Misses Helen and Mabel Richardson of Rochester; nephews, Daniel J., John J. and Francis W. Richardson, all of Elmira; Francis Richardson of Rochester.  The body is at the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home and late Friday afternoon will be removed to the family home where funeral will be held Monday at 8 a.m. and 9 at St. Mary’s Church.  St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  The Altar and Rosary Society of St. Mary’s Church will meet at the home Sunday at 8 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary.  Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1949

RICIGLIANO - RIGLIANO (RICIGLIANO), Antoinette
Age 86, of North Main St., Elmira, died Monday, March 24, 2008. She is survived by beloved daughters, Jo Ann (Ronald) Thompson, Elmira, Rose (Mike) Bennett, Elmira, Christine (Tom) Harrigan, Tampa, FL; grandchildren, Kelly Baker, Colleen (Howard) Weedon, Kim (Scott) Proudfoot, Ron (Stephanie) Thompson, Michael (Kelly) Bennett, Matthew (Jackie) Bennett, Laurie (Ron) Bush, Christopher Bennett, Dave (Christy) Harrigan, Kevin Harrigan; Special "GG" to her 16 great-grandchildren; sister, Josephine Thompson; brother-in-law, Nicholas (Rita) Ricigliano; sisters-in-law, Angeline Ricigliano and Mary DeRico; several nieces, nephews, cousins, including special cousins, Kay and Carmen DiNardo; devoted neighbors, Loretta and Don Savey. Predeceased by husband, Alphonse "Riggie"; and nine brothers and sisters, "last of ten". Antoinette was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, Member of it's Sacred Heart Ladies, St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary, the Raccoon Club and Thursday Canasta Club. Those wishing may make a donation in Antoinette's name to the MacDonalds Training Center Intensive Program, 5420 Cypress St., Tampa, FL 33607, in honor of her grandson, Kevin. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home.) The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, March 27, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service there Friday at 9 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2008.

RIDDELL Kathleen M.
Of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Saturday, July 4, 2009. Kathy was born in Elmira on January 3, 1945. She was fortunate to have 2 fathers in her life, her birth father, Robert G. Riddell, who died serving his country during World War II, and Ambrose J. Lynough, who also proudly served during World War II, and who came into Kathy's life when she was 2 years old. Kathy is survived by her mother, Mary L. Lynough of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin M. and Kristin Riddell of Springfield, MA with sons, Liam & Ryan; son Kurt M. Riddell of Elmira, with son Davyn; sister, Patricia Lynough; brother and sister-in-law, Thomas & Susan Lynough, all of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. She is predeceased by her father Ambrose Lynough. Kathy was a graduate of Elmira College receiving both her Bachelors and Masters degrees. She was retired from the Elmira City School District where she had been an elementary teacher for many years. A loving mother, grandmother, daughter, and sister, Kathy's happiest times were those spent with her family and she especially cherished the time spent with her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, July 7, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, July 8, 2009 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2009

HENRY RIFFE of 710 Spaulding Street died this morning (Apr. 10, 1929) at 10:30 o’clock after a brief illness.  He is survived by a son, James H. Riffe; three daughters, Mrs. John A. Silverstrim; the Misses Catherine and Margaret Riffe, all of Elmira.  The remains repose in the home of his son, 422 East Washington Avenue where the funeral will be held Friday at 8 a.m. and in the St. Mary Church at 9 o’clock.  Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/10/1929

 

RILEY Lawrence J. Riley 

Elmira: Age 89, died peacefully, at his home, on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, with his loving family by his side. Larry was born, in Elmira, February 14, 1923, the son of Lawrence E. and Donna (Tolosz) Riley. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Marian Aseline Riley; children, with their families, Suzanne and Henry Splann, Elmira, with children Sheila, Henry, and John; Michael and Lloydena Riley, Elmira, with children Michael and Cecilia; Lawrence and Mae Riley, with children, Tara and Justin; Patrick and Patricia Riley, Kingston WA, with children, Patrick, Sean and Aidan; Mary and Shawn Smith, Campbell NY, with children Ashley (John) Hennekey and Ryan; Catherine and Peter Knowles, Elmira; great granddaughter Olivia Grace Hennekey. Larry was a Marine Corps veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre during World War II. He retired with over 30 years of service from the Elmira Correctional Facility. Larry was an avid reader of history and enjoyed watching sports on television. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, November 16, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Larry on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Larry with a donation to CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830-3657.   Star Gazette – November 15, 2012

 

RILEY PATRICIA A. DUFFY
Patricia A. Age 74, of 758 Laurel St., Elmira, NY. She was born December 3, 1932 in Elmira, daughter of the late Robert E. and Margaret Lois (Hayes) Riley, and died Wednesday, December 27, 2006, at home after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert in 1994; and sisters, Jane Riley and Lois Goostrey. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert Duffy of Elmira, William and Maryjo Duffy of Stevensville, MD, and Michael and Judy Duffy of Elmira; grandchildren, Molly, Billy and Meghan Duffy, and Rachel Horton; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Regina Duffy of Elmira; several nieces and nephews, including niece, Patricia Goostrey of Elmira; cousins, Ann Cunningham of Corning, Joseph P. Clark of Corning, Thomas (Marla) Clark and children of Fairport, NY, Ellen Clark of Painted Post. Patricia was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and she retired from Elmira College. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, December 29th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, December 30th, at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Pat through donations to St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904, or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

EDWARD J. RINGWALSKE SR. age 63 of 1052 Plymouth Ave., Thursday, November 30, 1978.  Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services there Saturday at 9 a.m., the Rev. Kevin Murphy officiating.  Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  Survived by his wife, Margaret; son, Edward and daughter-in-law, Donna Ringwalske Jr. of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Michael and Patsy Farwilliger of Horseheads; stepson and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Annelise Guyer of Corona, Calif.; nine grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Ann (David) Isaacs of Fisherville, Mrs. Harry (Agnes) Marsh of Horseheads, Mrs. Charles (Veronica) McQuiston of Pine City; uncle, Leo Rinwalske of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was a retired employee of Ritters Auto Electric with 33 years service.  He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose 517.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/1978

RIPLEY Donald M.
Age 85, died Saturday, December 19, 2009 at Highland Hospital, Rochester, NY after an extended illness. Donald was born on May 25, 1924, son of Harry and Sarah Ripley. He married Rosemary Palizay on March 2, 1946 and together they raised four children. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James D. and Marilyn Lagonegro Ripley of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary Catherine and Donald Danila of East Lyme CT, Marilyn L. and William Lilly of Fairport, NY, and Jeanne H. and David Wagner of Northville, MI; grandchildren, Kenneth J. (Margaret Schmidt) Danila, James M. Danila, Lynn L. (Alan) Cole, Karen A. (Christian) Franklin, Lt. Brian W. Lilly, with fiancee Dr. Lauren Hall, P. Kellen Sullivan, Ryhan A. Sullivan, Mikhael (Michael) Reamer, Joshua, Jacklyn, and Tara Must; great-grandchildren, Henry W., Anna Rosemary, Andrew W., and Caitlyn M. Cole, Matthew C. and Connor Ripley Franklin, Milton and Harrison Danila-Schmidt. Also surviving are brother Robert L. Ripley of Palmer TN, cousin Norma (George) Baldassarre, nieces and nephews, Shirley Grantier of Troy PA, Sharon Quattrini of Painted Post, Alan Ripley of Henrietta NY, Robert Ripley of Canada, Mary Margaret Rarrick of Clarks Summit PA, Rev. Bernard R. Creighton, O.F.M. of Butler NJ; along with several other cousins, numerous caring, close friends and neighbors. Donald is predeceased by his wife Rosemary, sister Shirley and brother Gerald. During World War II Donald was a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army Air Corps. Serving as a navigator on a B-24 Liberator, his plane was hit during a combat mission over Germany on December 24, 1943. He was injured as he parachuted from his plane and was taken as a Prisoner of War. Donald was liberated in May of 1945. For his service he was awarded a Purple Heart and several other service medals. After the war he attended the University of Rochester and was then employed by New York Telephone. Donald later worked for Corning Glassworks as a products and materials engineer for 34 years. As a result of his research, Donald was granted 2 patents by the United States Patent Office. In addition to being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, Donald was an accomplished water color artist, photographer, and lover of nature. He was a committed parishioner of St. Casimir's Church and a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, December 22, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with Military Honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul'sCemetery. Following the graveside service, those wishing may join the family for a luncheon at 3:00 p.m. at El Monte's Inn, 51 Fisherville Road, Elmira. In lieu of flowers donations in Donald's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Special thanks to the staff at Woodbrook Assisted Living Residence, Fairport Baptist Home, and Highland Hospital's Geriatric Care Center, for loving and attentive care.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 21, 2009
 

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