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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

SABATINI Domenic J.
Age 81 of Elmira, died Saturday, May 24, 2003 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Domenic was born April 5, 1922 in Elmira, the son of James V. and Rosaria Carraciola Sabatini. He is predeceased by his sister, Egidia Daugherty and brothers, James and Nicholas Sabatini. Domenic was in the US Army Air Corps, serving his country during World War II. He retired from the Elmira Police Department after twenty-eight years of service. Domenic was a member of the Elmira PBA, the Italian American Veterans Club, a life long communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and an avid hunter. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Joe and Gwen Sabatini; James and Colleen Sabatini; and Mark Sabatini , all of Elmira; grandchildren, Robert, Tricia, Matthew, Megan and Nicole Sabatini; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mario and Betty Sabatini of Pine City, NY ; Eugene Sabatini of Elmira; and John and Nancy Sabatini of Florida; sister, Rosemary Sabatini of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; and several and generous friend, Mary Bennett of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 28, 2003 at 9:15 AM., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 AM at St. Anthony’s Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. NOTICE Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at the McInerny Funeral Home at 7:30 PM on Tuesday, May 27, 2003 for a prayer service for our deceased comrade Domenic Sabatini. Signed Peter Monitello, Commander.

SABATINI Eugene A., Sr.
Age 82, of Elmira, died Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gene was born February 7, 1927, son of James and Rosario Sabatini. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Pecchio Sabatini, sister, Egidia Daugherty, brothers, Dominic, Nicholas, and James Sabatini, grandson, Eugene Sabatini. Gene is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Sharon and Nicholas Mele, Rose Sabatini, all of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Eugene J. and Linda Sabatini of Horseheads; grandchildren, James Mele and wife Michelle, of Euless, TX, Jesse Sabatini, with fiancée Katie Pettinato of Mine Hill, NJ; great-granddaughters, Rain Bills and Melody Sabatini; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mario and Betty Sabatini of Pine City, John and Nancy Sabatini of Horseheads; sister, Rosemary Sabatini of Horseheads; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Ann and Mike Cerio, Thomas and Phil Sarcene, Harold Schrock, all of Elmira; along with many nieces and nephews. Gene was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. An avid sports fan, Gene's favorite teams were the NY Yankees and NY Giants. Gene was one of the founding members, and former commander, of the Italian American Veterans Club. He was also a member of the Elmira Heights Legion, Post #154, and a life long communicant of St. Anthony's Church. During the summer months Gene enjoyed going to the summer concerts in local parks and dancing to the music. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, April 24, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 11:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable, or donations in Gene's memory may be directed to Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Members of the Italian American Veterans Club will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, April 24th at 6:30 p.m. to conduct a prayer service for our deceased comrade and Past Commander, Eugene Sabatini.  Signed,  Don Kalec, Jr., Commander   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2009

SABATURA - VETUKEVIC, Anna M.
Of Elmira, went home to be with her Lord and Savior, on Monday, April 23, 2007. Anna was the daughter of the late Walter and Caroline Gural Sabatura. She is also predeceased by her husband, Raymond Vetukevic; brothers, Joseph and Michael Sabatura; sisters, Bernice Allen and Stella Prisella. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen and Patricia Vetukevic of Pine City; daughter, Marilyn Vetukevic of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mary Sabatura of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Michael and Christine Vetukevic of Pine City; cousin, Frances Smith of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Anna was a former employee of Elmira Silk Mill and Remington Rand. She was a life long communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Anna was a mother and friend to all who knew and loved her. A private family service will be held, followed by interment at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Sincere thanks for the wonderful care given to Anna by her extended family on the 6th Floor at Chemung County Nursing Facility.

SABIN Richard E., Sr.
Age 69 of Horseheads, NY. He was born August 5, 1940 in Spencer, NY, son of the late Frank and Erlene (Kesselring) Sabin and died Saturday, September 12, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Sylvia (Cicci) Sabin in 2000; and is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Joseph and Tara Sabin, Michael and Debra Sabin, all of Elmira Heights, Richard E. Sabin, Jr. of Elmira; grandchildren, Marc, Joseph, Jr., Olivia and Kendall; brothers, Jim Sabin, Frank (Judy) Sabin of Ocala, FL; brother-in-law, Frank (Diane) Cicci of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Along with his wife, he owned and operated American Dry Cleaners on Lake Rd. in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, September 16th, from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Published in Star-Gazette on September 15, 2009

JOHN E. SAGE, 705 Dubois St. Saturday, Oct. 7, 1944 at 7:15 p.m.  Survived by wife, Ella; sons, Cpl. Miles Sage in England; Gunner'’ Mate 3/c John E. Sage Jr. in South Pacific; daughter, Dorothy Jane; sister, Miss Blanche Sage, Clifton Springs.  Services Wednesday 8 a.m. at home, at St. Mary’s Church at 9.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1944

 

SAGINARIO Rosalie M. Colunio

Elmira: Age 71, died Friday, May 31, 2013 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Rosalie was born August 7, 1941, a daughter of Lena (Vegard) and Michael Saginario. She is survived by her husband Nicholas J. Colunio, with whom she would have celebrated 53 years of marriage in August; children, Nancy (Donald) Miller, Elmira, Barbara (Gina Unwin) Colunio, Elmira, Nicki (David) Tadder, Horseheads; grandchildren, Nicholas (Danielle) Mastrantonio, Carson Tadder; soon to be great granddaughter, Myla Mastrantonio; sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Robert Bower, Horseheads; very special sister-in-law, Trina Wrigley, Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert Colunio, Elmira, Charles and Carolyn Colunio, Montour Falls, James Colunio, Elmira; uncle and aunt Joseph and Betty Saginario, Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Rosalie and Nick owned and operated The Boar's Nest Tavern on Elmira's Southside for 25 years. She treasured the times spent with her family. Rosalie was a very giving person, putting others needs before her own. A devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister, she will be forever loved and remembered. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Sunday, June 2, 2013 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 3, 2013 at 9:15 a.m., followed by Rosalie's Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.   Star Gazette – June 1, 2013

 

VICTOR R. SAGINARIO age 44 of 1275 Rock Ave., North Plainfield, NJ, Sunday, November 30, 1986 as the result of an automobile accident in New Jersey.  Friends are invited to call at the Thomas M. McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Friday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Church.  Burial to follow in St. Peter and Paul Cemetery.  Survived by parents, James R. Sr. and Eileen M. Saginario of Elmira; brothers, Rev. James R. Saginario, Jr. of MacKenzie, British Columbia, Canada, John A. Saginario of Elmira Heights; sister, Dorothy R. Saginario of Rochester, NY; grandfather, Ray Guinter of Canton, PA; very dear friend, Marsha Zarga of Bound Brook, NJ; several aunts, uncles, cousins.  Vic had taught at Bound Brook High School in Bound Brook, NJ for 20 years.  He produced and directed the school plays and also coached the Thespians, a student’s club that performed dramas and speeches in competition with other high schools.  He was twice named Best Director by the Bucks County Playhouse, where some of the Tournaments took place.  He was head of the English and Drama Departments at Bound Brook High School and had been nominated for New Jersey Teacher of the Year in those departments, with the winner to be announced March of 1987.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/1986

 

SALBEGO Peter R. Salbego "Pete"

Died very unexpectedly on Sunday, March 4, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born November 6, 1921 in Islan, Pennsylvania to Marco and Angelina (Lazeretti) Salbego. In addition to his parents, Pete was predeceased by his wife of 50 years, Margaret (Melvin) Salbego and brother Archie Salbego. Pete is survived by his wife Olimpia "Lee" Montrose Salbego and his four daughters and their families: Barbara J. (Richard) Hartman and their children, Brigette (Shawn) and their daughter, Brook Alexis DeCenzo; Jason (Madeline) Hartman and their children, Charles "Charlie," Margaret "Maggie" and Samuel "Sammy;" M. Christine (Thomas) Conboy and their sons Peter and Thomas Conboy; Catherine M. (Peter) Shipsides and their children Geoffrey (Elizabeth) Shipsides and their sons James and George, Andrew (Katie) Shipsides and Colleen Shipsides; Carolyn A. (Michael) Dean and their children Heather and her daughter, Evalynn, Casey and Kevin Dean. Pete is also survived by his step-children, Vincent (Debbie) Montrose and their children, Matthew, Christopher and Sarah Montrose. Susan (Wayne) Cook and her son, Jason (Magen) Twedt, and Marie Pinkston. Pete is also survived by his sister, Ann (William) Taylor and sister-in-law Catherine (Melvin) Fillmore and special niece, Lois (Vincent) Chorney. There are just too many nieces and nephews to mention, but he loved each and every one of them as his own. Pete courageously served in the Pacific Theater during World War II in Okinawa and Iwo Jima attaining the rank of Master Sergeant. Upon his return from the war he resumed working for the Pennsylvania Railroad for 22 years as boilermaker, then joined Thatcher Glass from where he retired. Pete was an avid, high scoring bowler all of his life. He loved to play bocce and most of all he loved to dance. He loved talking to people and sharing his jokes of the day with everyone. Pete collected and loved people and they loved him back. Peter was truly a kind and gentle man. Most of all, Pete loved his family. We were his world and he was ours. He was a courageous fighter right up to the very end and he will be dearly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing this loving gentle man. We give special thanks to Woodbrook Assisted Living for making dad's past six weeks of life so wonderful. He truly loved living there. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Pete with a donation to Notre Dame High School 1400 Maple Ave. Elmira, New York 14904.     Star Gazette – March 7, 2012

 

SALYGA Stephen M. Sr.
Age 55 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born August 26, 1954 in Elmira, son of the late Wasyl, Sr. and Katherine (Howricko) Salyga and died Saturday, January 9, 2010 unexpectedly. He is survived by his sons, Stephen Jr. and Kyle; grandson, Zachary, all of Elmira; brother, Wasyl Salyga, Jr. of Elmira; sister, Stefka (Gary) Sherman of Elmira; niece, Tonya (Charlie) Millard of Waverly, NY; great-nephew, Eric Smith of Millerton, PA. Stephen was a member of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church and the Ukrainian Club. He was formerly employed with Hardinge, Inc. and retired from LRC Electronics. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, January 14th from 4 to 7 p.m. Panikhyda will be held at 7 p.m. Rev. Vasile Godenciuc will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul'sCemetery at the convenience of the family.   Published in Star-Gazette on January 12, 2010

SALTUS - Jennings, Eileen M.
A longtime resident of the Elmira area died peacefully on Thursday morning, March 19, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following an illness at the age of 74. Born on October 27, 1934 in Elmira, Eileen was the daughter of the late Joseph C. & Alva Scherer Saltus. She married Elwin "Al" Jennings in 1951 and together they have shared a lifetime of memories. She was employed as the Office Manager for Dr. Peter L. Strumpf DDS for decades. Devoted to her career, Eileen became part of the Strumpf family. She was a former secretary and treasurer for the Southport Numismatic Association. A devoted homemaker, she provided a warm and comfortable home for her family who survive and cherish her memory; loving husband of 58 years, Elwin "Al" Jennings; their sons, CMSgt (Ret) Thom (Mirjam) Jennings, Eagle River, AK; and Timothy (Deborah) Jennings, Albany, NY; grandchildren, Christie (Drew) VandenDries and Jamie (Justin) Shoup; a sister, Lucille Sayles, Pine City, NY; nieces, nephews and family friends. Eileen was predeceased by her two brothers, Earl and Donald Saltus.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, March 22, 2009 between the hours of 5-8 pm. Funeral services for Mrs. Jennings will take place at the funeral home Monday morning at 10 am with her family friend, the Reverend Skip Reed officiating. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 or the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/20/2009

 

SALVATORE Helen
Of Port Richey, FL, formerly of Elmira, died Sunday, January 13, 2008. She is survived by sisters, Pauline Samuels, Florida and Angeline Rocco, Arlington, TX; nephews, David (Nicolette) Treaster of Port Richey, Anthony Rocco, NYC and Michael Rocco, TX; great-niece and nephews, Scott (Melissa) Treaster, NC, Allen Treaster, NC, Kristina (Josh) Eckenrode, Ithaca, NY, Sabrina DiLanzo, NC; three great-great-nieces, Amanda, Christina and Lauren Treaster of NC; and several cousins. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Paul and Josephine Treaster. Helen was retired from the offices at Kennedy Valve and a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. A Special Thank You to Michelle and Chris Cersoli for all their help. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 16 from 6-8 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/15/2008.

SALVATORE JOSEPHINE "HONEY" TREASTER
Josephine "Honey" nee: Salvatore Of Port Richey, FL, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, March 3, 2007. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 7 from 6-8 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday, March 8 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

SAMCHISEN Michael
Age 91, of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born February 9, 1916 in Elmira Heights, son of the late Samuel and Eva (Hilschanska) Samchishen, and died Thursday, October 25, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his siblings, Anna Snyder of Corning, John Samchisen of Elmira Heights, Julia Siglin of Elmira, Steven Samchisen of Lowman, and Dorothy Samchishen of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces and nephews. Michael was a communicant of St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. He retired from the Carpenter's Union, Local 281, Horseheads and was a veteran of WWII. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, October 29th, from 3 to 5 p.m. Panikhida will be held at 3 p.m. Panikhida will continue there on Tuesday, October 30th, at 9:30 a.m. followed by Divine Liturgy at 10 a.m. in St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church. Rev. Vasile Godenciuc, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Michael through donations to St. Nicholas Ukrainian Catholic Church.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/28/2007.

LOUIS SAMPSON of 4122 Dewitt Ave., Elmira, NY Thursday, June 14, 1990 at home after an extended illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home Friday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Rev. David Gramkee officiating.  Interment, St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 175 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights in his memory.  He is survived by his wife, Hazel; brother, Morgan (Marion) Sampson of Corning, NY; sister, Shirley Victor of Norco, LA along with several nieces and nephews.  Louis was retired from Westinghouse.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/15/1990

SAMUELS Pauline J.
Of Kissimee, FL, formerly of Elmira, died Tuesday, May 11, 2010. She was predeceased by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Samuels; aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Camillo Salvatore; sisters, Mary (Fred) Paul, Helen Salvatore, Josephine "Honey" Treaster; brother-in-law, Tony Rocco. She is survived by sister, Angeline Rocco, Arlington, TX; nephews, David (Nicoletta) Treaster, Kissimee, FL, Anthony Rocco, NYC and Michael Rocco, TX; great-niece and nephews, D. Scott (Ali) Treaster, Ithaca, Allen Treaster, FL, Kristine (Josh) Eckenrode, Ithaca, NY, Sabrina (Joe) DiLanzo, Apex, NC; four great-great-nieces, Amanda, Christina and Lauren of NC, Isabella, Ithaca, NY; and several cousins. Pauline was a former employee of Remington Rand and St. Joseph's Hospital, a communicant of the former St. Anthony's Church and a member of its senior citizens group and the Macchia Valsortore Club. Those wishing may make a donation in Pauline's memory to the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905 (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Sunday, May 16th, from 4-7 p.m. Prayer service there Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 14, 2010

SANDERS EDNA MAE POWELL
Edna Mae (Sanders), At age 78, of Elmira, NY, died at Elcor Health Services on September 12, 2007. Edna was born in Heilwood, PA on November 26, 1928 to the late William and Hester Sanders. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her beloved brother, William Sanders, Seaman 1st Class- U.S.N. who died in action on April 25, 1945; sisters, Grace Sciotto, Geneva Yattaw, Ella Waldimire, Blanch Luther and Carrie Lawes. Edna is survived by her loving husband, John "Jack" H. Powell; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Daniel F. Coleman of Horseheads; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pearl Duffalo of Homer City, PA, Dorothy and Michael Soltis of Dearborn, MI, and Fred Powell of Elmira; grandchildren, Jennifer Katz, with husband David of Greene, NY and Paul D. Coleman, with wife Kathleen of Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Lynsey and Evan Coleman; along with many nieces, nephews and pet cocker spaniel, Abby. Edna was a member of St. Mary's Church on Elmira's Southside and a past employee of American LaFrance. Edna was a homemaker and took great pride in her family and her home. At Edna's request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in Edna's memory may be made to the Chemung County Humane Society and S.P.C.A., or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2007.

POWELL, Edna Mae  (Sanders), At age 78, of Elmira, NY, died at Elcor Health Services on September 12, 2007. At Edna's request there will be no calling hours. Interment will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in Edna's memory may be made to the Chemung County Humane Society and S.P.C.A., or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/15/2007.

SANDORE  Theresa A. Age 58 of Varick, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, January 12, 2006. Theresa was born February 10, 1947, the daughter of Marguerite Leslie Sandore and the late Henry P. Sandore. Family was most important to Theresa. In addition to her mother Theresa is survived by her loving siblings, with their spouses, Henry L. and Elizabeth Sandore, James and Mary Sandore, Karen and Larry Stratton, Mary Sandore, Linda Knapp, Margaret and Robert Allen, Helen and Jack Smith, Nancy and William Walworth, Jane Sandore, and Joyce and Mark Plastid; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. A memorial service will be held Saturday, January 14, 2006 at 10:00 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

SANTONE John F.
Age 71, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, July 12, 2010, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by sisters, Angie Musso, Endicott, Roseann (Ed) Jaskolka, Elmira; brother, Nicholas (Marie) Santone, Elmira; nieces, Annette (Ray) Chairvolotti, LuAnn (Tom) Ivey, Cathy (Joe) Johnston, Melissa (Don) Kalec Jr., and Maureen Anderson; six great nieces and nephews, several cousins, and many family and friends at the Finger Lakes DDSO Horseheads. Predeceased by parents, Louise and Anthony Santone; brother, Anthony Jr.; canine companion, Megan Marie. John was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother's Church, Horseheads and an avid NY Yankee Fan. A special Thank You to the programming at Pathways of Elmira Heights. Those wishing may make a donation in John's name to St. Mary Our Mother's Church (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Thursday, July 15th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held there Friday at 8:30 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother's Church. The Burial will follow at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 14, 2010

 

SANTARONE Pasquale A.
Age 79, of Hamilton, Montana, formerly of Baltimore, MD and Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, May 6, 2008. Born January 19, 1929 in Elmira, NY. He is predeceased by his second wife, Delores Steele Draxler Santarone. Pat is survived by his third wife, Pam of Hamilton; sons and daughters from his first marriage, Valentine, Joseph, David, Daniel, Vincent, Linda and Yvonne; stepson, Douglas Draxler of Mansfield, PA; stepdaughter, Debbie Draxler of Susanville, California; brother, Anthony (Joanne) Santarone of Horseheads, NY; many nieces and nephews. Pat was a veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Santarone was well known by the baseball community, working as groundskeeper for the Elmira Pioneers from 1952-1969 and then with the Baltimore Orioles 1969-1991. He will be missed by close friend, Earl Weaver. Earl loved the competition between Pat and himself over the tomatoes they planted down left field line. Pat was an avid golfer, hunter and fisherman. He loved gardening, growing massive tomatoes and peppers. A memorial service will be held May 17, 2008 at Daly Leach Chapel, Hamilton, Montana. Interment will be at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/9/2008.

 

SANTONE –MRS. ROSE DILALLO, 58 of Hayward, Calif., formerly of Elmira, Monday, Jan. 9, 1961.  Survived by husband, Nicholas DiLallo; son, Joseph A. of Hayward; daughter, Mrs. Mary Payne of Hayward; brothers, Charles, Joseph and Nicholas Santone of Elmira; sister, Mrs. William Riley of Elmira; four grandchildren.  Body will arrive at the Mogros Funeral Home Saturday.  Calling hours Saturday 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 8 a.m., Solemn High Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Anthony’s Church.  St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1961

 

SANTORO Bertha R. Lisi 

Elmira: Age 96, died Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Bertha was born June 28, 1916, the daughter of Sebastion and Rose (Pasquino) Santoro. She married James A. Lisi on April 24, 1939, he predeceased her on July 25, 1998. Bertha is also predeceased by her brothers, Philip Santora, Thomas Santora, Alfred Santoro, and Benjamin Santora. Surviving are daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Nicholas Longo, Wappinger Falls NY; son and daughter-in-law, James and Sharon Lisi, Newark DE; grandchildren, Nicholas (Kathy) Longo, LeAnne (Doug) Sheldon, James (Robin) Lisi, Kristin (Bryon) Seltzer, Dr. Matthew (Emily) Lisi; eleven great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Bertha worked at Iszards, before going to work for Sears, from where she retired. She was an avid reader and loved to do crossword puzzles. Bertha was a long time communicant of St. Anthony's/Blessed Sacrament Parish, where she was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Sunday, November 4, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Monday, November 5, 2012 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Bertha with a donation to Mt. Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City NY 14871.    Star Gazette – November 2, 2012

 

SANTULI - PALMIERI
Grace Loving Mother and Grandmother Age 87, of Elmira died Wednesday, December 5, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Grace was born March 28, 1914 in Elmira daughter of the late John and Rosario (Muccigrosso) Santulli. She was the wife of the late Nicholas Palmieri who died in 1992. Grace devoted her time to her family and enjoyed her grandchildren. Survivors include her two daughters; Rose Marie Colavita of Elmira, Carol (James) Chapman of Elmira Heights, a sister; Josephine (Nicholas) Rano of Endicott, NY, her grandchildren; Lou Ann (Theodore) Wahl of Big Flats, Pamela (Richard) Cram of Horseheads, Nicholas (Trisha) Palmieri of TN, James (Jennifer) Chapman of VA, Nicholas (Alexandra) Colavita of AZ, great grandchildren; Alicia, Patrick, Theodore and Thomas Wahl, Tara, Anthony and Nicholas Cram, Isabella Palmieri, sisters-in-law; Angeline Palmieri (died December 6, 2001), Theresa (Albert) Fargo both of Elmira, Dorothy Palmieri of New Albany, PA and Marion Palmieri of Elmira, several special nieces, nephews and cousins. Grace was predeceased by her husband Nicholas, son Peter Palmieri in 1982 and son-in-law Nicholas Colavita in 1994. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, December 9, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home 9:30 AM Monday, December 10th followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church at 10 AM with Rev. Walter Wainwright as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the American Heart Association or the charity of one's choice. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

SANTULLI Nicholas P.
89, of Schenectady, died peacefully on Friday evening, May 25, 2007. Born in Elmira, New York, "Uncle Nick", as he was known to many, was a member of the Laborers' International Union Local 190. During his retirement, he found a great job spending time on Sacandaga Lake and taking long walks with his dogs. He will be missed by many adoring nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents; and his five brothers, Martin, Anthony, Louis, Henry and Joseph Santulli. The family is grateful for the caring staff at Eden Park Nursing Facility in Cobleskill, NY, who took so much time to enjoy and humor him, and the gentle care provided by those at the Baptist Health Center. Those wishing to remember Nick in a special way may send a contribution to the charity of your choice. There will be a special graveside service at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira on Thursday, May 31, 2007, at 11 a.m. Rev. Walter Wainwright officiating.

SASSANO - TONGATE, Anna Marie (Sassano, Corter)
Of Flannery Apartments in Elmira, formerly of Cottage Drive East, Elmira. Born on July 11, 1933 to Anthony and Lucy Sassano in Elmira, New York, died on August 14, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Anna was preceded in death by her first husband, Dale A. Corter in 1973 and her second husband, John E. Tongate in 1998; sister, Janet Slawson; and stepdaughter, Lisa York. She is survived by two sons, Paul A. Corter and wife Christine of Horseheads, NY and Daniel J. Corter and wife Jennifer of Elmira, NY; daughter, Kathleen A. Lazeski and husband Gerald of Elmira, NY; eight grandchildren, Kevin J. Lazeski of Johnstown, PA, Shawn D. (Marla) Lazeski of Pleasant Unity, PA, Riane E. Corter, Zachary J. Corter, Ross A. Corter; Leslieanne Marie Corter and Tyler D. Corter, all of Elmira and Grant J. Corter of Alexandria, VA; three great-grandchildren, Blake, Hannah and Sarah Lazeski of Pleasant Unity, PA; niece, Debra Peck and her family of Lowman, NY; sisters-in-law, Beatrice Ulawski of Glendale, CA and Barbara Nielsen of Tulsa, OK. Anna was the owner/operator with her husband Dale of Glider Cab, Co. Anna also worked as a nurses aide in the Chemung County Nursing Facility, retiring after 10 years of service in 1995. Anna was an avid reader and enjoyed periodic trips to the casinos. Anna volunteered at St. Joseph's Hospital and the Flannery Apartments. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, August 17th from 6 to 9 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held there on Monday, August 18th at 10 a.m. Rev. Richard Price will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are acceptable as well as donations to a charity of one's choice, in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2008

EDWARD (TONY) SASSANO of 921 Stowell St., Monday, Feb. 5, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Philomena Sassano; sons, Edward, Anthony and Lawrence Sassano; daughters, Mrs. Nicholas Augustine, Mrs. Mary Nevone, all of Elmira.  He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and a member of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen and Enginemen.  The body is at the Francis T. Mogros Funeral Home and this afternoon will be removed to the family home where funeral will be held Thursday, 8 a.m., followed by Requiem Mass at 9 at St. Anthony’s Church.  St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1951

SASSANO - SLAWSON
Janet Residing at the Flannery Apartments S. Main St. died on Thursday, June 2, 2005 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 67. Janet was born on May 22, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late Anthony & Lucy Allegretto Sassano. She was the former wife and friend to Donald Slawson until his passing in April 2005. Janet was communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She was a homemaker taking great joy in caring for her home and her family who survive her. A loving daughter and son-in-law, Debra & Dennis Peck, Lowman along with their children, Jeremy, Sarah, Joshua, Mollie and Maria; a sister, Anne Tongate, Big Flats; a niece, Kathy & Jerry Lazeski, two nephews, Dan & Jennifer Corter and Paul Corter; two very dear friends, Anita Kirk and Ann Kay. In addition to her parents and husband, Janet was also predeceased by her twin sons, Anthony T. and Thomas A. Slawson. In honoring her wishes there will be no services and she will be buried next to her former husband, Donald Slawson in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Friends are invited to join Janet's family for a Memorial Dinner on Saturday June 11, 2005 at the Wellsburg Fire Department at 5 p.m. There will be a time for sharing of memories during the dinner

 

SAVINO Sr., Joseph A. "Pop"

Elmira: Age 82, died Thursday, May 24, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joe was born June 29, 1929, a son of Rocco A. and Mary (DiFabio) Savino. He is predeceased by his wife Elizabeth (Tota) Savino, daughter Carolyn Savino, sister Mary "Babe" Agan, and brother Roy "Junior" Savino. Joe will be sadly missed, but always remembered, by his loving children with their families; Joseph A., Jr. and Debra Savino, Pine City and children, Michael, Gregory (Lauren), and Kristen; Kathleen S. and Whitney Vantine, Youngtown NY and children, Emily and Tyler; David M. Savino, Geneva NY; Debra and Mario DeMichele, Elmira and daughter Lauren; Diane and Michael Carozza, Horseheads; Peter J. and Linda Savino, Stone Ridge VA; great grandchildren Sophia Savino and Marlee Savino. Also surviving are his siblings, with their spouses, Frank Savino, Elmira, Dennis and Diane Savino, Florida, Blanche and James Pirozzolo, Horseheads, Theresa and Bill Gamer, Rochester, Linda and James Collins, Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James Agan, Elmira, Susan Savino, Elmira, Peter and Carole Tota, Horseheads, Thomas and Polly Stapleton, New Jersey, Carol and Jude Nitsche, Alexandra VA; special cousin Marie Wolf, Elmira Heights; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Joe served with the U S Army, on the front lines, during the Korean War. When he returned from his military duty he came back to Elmira and opened Savino's Shoe Store on S. Main Street. For 35 years he was the owner/operator of the store, moving from S. Main St. to Water St., and finally to Southport Plaza. An avid gardener, Joe had the ability to grow anything. Proud of his family he had many photos displayed in his home of his children and grandchildren. His most treasured time was that spent with his family, including his "grand dogs". Joe was a lifetime member of the Italian American Veterans Club and a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church, now Blessed Sacrament Parish. Friends are invited to Joe's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Italian American Veterans Club, 1070 Magee St., Elmira NY 14901 or Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903, in Joe's memory.  Star Gazette – May 27, 2012

 

SAVINO - KUJAWSKI
Josephine M. (Savino) Loving wife, mother and grandmother Age 69 of 235 Kendall Place, Elmira, NY died unexpectedly, Monday, July 31, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her loving husband of 44  years, Casimir; sons, Charles (Ann) of Derby, NY, John (Nancy) and Paul, both of Elmira; daughters, Theresa (John) Brennan and Susan (Mark) Reynolds, both  of Horseheads and Rose (Michael) Denicola of Albany, NY; 11 beloved  grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Marie (Savino) Rathmann of Elmira; uncle, Peter Savino of Torrington, CT; aunt, Laurice Santoro of Elmira;  sisters-in-law, Josephine Kamas of Rochester, Pauline (Nereo) Agostinelli of Plantation, FL, Antoinnnette Savino of Bath and Ceil Kujawski of Elmira as well   as many loving nieces, nephews and many close friends. She was predeceased by her parents, John and Rosina Savino; parents-in-law, Charles and Tekla  Kujawski; brothers, Anthony and Nicholas; sisters, Lena Capozzi and Ida Fields; brothers-in-law, Reverend Leonard Kujawski, Max Kamas, Edward Kujawski,  Richard Rathmann, Vincent Capozzi and Robert Fields; sister-in-law, Margaret Savino. Josephine was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. She was very active in Sunday Bingo and the Catholic War Veterans  Auxiliary #1178, where she was past president and held many other offices, was  a member of the American Legion Aux. Post 154, volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital for over 12 years, member of St. Joseph's Alumni Association, ECHS  class of 1948, St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing, class of 1951, and was  employed at St. Joseph's Hospital as a Registered Nurse for over 25 years. Josephine and Casimir would have celebrated 45 years of marriage on August 20,   2000. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, August 3rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Prayer Service will be held there on Friday, August 4th at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM  in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant. Interment    will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

 

SAVINO - AGAN
Mary Santa Savino "Babe" 1931-2006 Mary died at her home Sunday, February 12, 2006, surrounded by her loving family. She was born February 27, 1931, a daughter of the late Rocco A. and Mary (DiFabio) Savino. Mary is survived by her husband of 52 years James F. Agan; 9 children, with spouses, Deborah and Daniel Donovan, Donna and Donald Bennett, Dr. James F. and Linda Agan, Susan and J. Patrick Ervin, Mary "Mimi" Janeski, Vickie and James Davis; all of Elmira, Terese and Jeffrey Hofmann of Hardy, VA, Mark and Catherine Agan of Springfield, PA, Linda and Harry Schornstheimer of Elmira; and the 10th Agan, James II and Mary Pirozzolo; her beloved dog Sadie; 28 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Also surviving Babe are her siblings, with spouses, Francis and Janet Savino, Joseph and Betty Savino, Roy and Susan Savino, Blanche and James Pirozzolo, Theresa Ann and William Gamer, Linda and James Collins, Dennis and Diane Savino; plus a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. Babe managed the family shoe store while her brothers were in the Army and stayed upon their return home. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Society of St. Anthony's Church. Babe was a celebrated domestic engineer who loved life and her family and was always surrounded by children. "Mom lived in such a way that those who knew her, but didn't know God, came to know God because they knew Mom." Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, February 15, 2006 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations in Babe's memory to one of the following, Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, Arnot Ogden Medical Center - Children's Miracle Network, American Cancer Society or the Polio Foundation. A special thank you to Dr. John Schiavone, Kate Himbrook and Teresa May for the wonderful care they have given to our wife, mother and grandmother.

 

SAVINO Roy A. Savino

Elmira: died on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Roy was born in Elmira on February 6, 1936, a son of the late Rocco and Mary DiFabio Savino. He is also predeceased by sister Mary "Babe" Savino Agan, infant sister Antoinette Savino, sisters-in-law, Janet Savino and Betty Savino, brother-in-law V. Thomas Agan. Roy is survived by his wife of 49 years, Susan Agan Savino; brothers and sister-in-law, Francis V. Savino and Joseph A. Savino both of Elmira, Dennis and Diane Savino of Florida; sisters and brothers-in-law, Blanche and James Pirozzolo of Horseheads, Theresa and William Gamer of Penfield NY, Linda and James Collins of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James F. Agan of Elmira, Eugene F. and Marian Agan of Granville OH, Patricia Agan Mailey with husband Thomas of Horseheads, Patrick Agan with Dennis Dumont of Colorado, Ann Marie Wagner of Bradenton FL. Also surviving are numerous nieces and nephews. As per Roy's request there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, January 11, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Roy's memory may be directed to the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira NY 14905. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – January 9, 2012

 

SAVINO Theresa A. (Savino) Gamer 

Fairport, NY: died on November 8, 2012. Theresa is survived by her husband, William L.; son, Larry (Susan); grandchildren, Jordan, Lindsay and Joe; brothers, Francis V. Savino and Dennis S. Savino; sisters, Blanche (James) Pirozzolo and Linda (James) Collins; numerous loving nieces and nephews and Frankie. Theresa was a loving and giving wife, mother and grandmother.  No prior calling hours. Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, 11:30 AM at St. Patrick's Church. Interment in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Association /Rochester Chapter, 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620. Richard H. Keenan Funeral Homes is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – November 11, 2012

 

SAVINO Vito Leonardo "Pappa Tucc"
Age 93, died on July 20, 2010 at his daughter's home. Vito immigrated from Italy in 1963 with his wife Lucia and their four children. Vito worked at Kennedy Valve for 20 years before moving back to Italy with his wife after retirement. Predeceased by wife, Lucia; son, Frank; and daughter, Nilla. He is survived by his daughter, Maria Curione of California; son, John (Gale) Savino of Horseheads; grandchildren, Vito (Jenn), Lucia, Gianni (Kristi), Frank, Michael and Joseph Savino, Anthony (Megan), John-Vito (Karen), and Marco Curione; eleven great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Vito had many friends and loved company. He played the mandolin and his son John played the guitar. Together, they played at Italian functions and kept everyone singing and dancing. He loved good times. Everyone that knew Vito loved his vivacious character. Vito also enjoyed making homemade wine and had a green thumb for gardening. Family and friends are invited to a service at St. Patrick's Church on Saturday, September 4th, at 10:30 a.m., immediately followed by a service at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, and then to the Italian-American Veterans Club on Magee Street.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 2, 2010

SCHAAR
John A. (Our Angel Heart) Age 77, of Southside, Elmira, died Monday, October 10, 2005. He is survived by his wife of 26 years, Mary Ann; sons, Riche (Brenda) Schaar, Syracuse, Todd (Kristy) Schaar, Elmira, Thomas J. Schaar, Clearwater, FL; daughter, Anne Coleen Schaar at home; step-children, Bernard and Kathy Szybura, N. Augusta, SC, Cheryl and Joseph Miller, Elmira, Elizabeth Spoon, Elmira and William and Lisa Szybura, Orting, WA; grandchildren, Scott Schaar, Samuel and Maxwell Schaar, Lisa Spoon, Chris and Sarah Szybura, Lindsay and Beah Szybura; brother, Robert (Mary) Schaar, Myrtle Beach, NC; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins including cousin, Larry Parsons. Predeceased by wife, Mary Lou Schaar; brother, James Schaar; stepmother, Mary Schaar. John was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, retired from Sears with 38 years of service, and an avid golfer and loved walking the beach. John was a Veteran of the Navy. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, October 12th, from 5-8 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday, 11:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12 noon in St. Mary's Church. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

SCHAEFER FRANCES V MASON
Frances V. Ashton (Schaefer) Age 87, of Elmira, NY. She was born May 13, 1918 in Elmira, daughter of the late John and Katharine (Schoen) Schaefer and died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husbands, Neil T. Ashton and Glenn Mason; along with seven siblings. She is survived by her children and their spouses, Patricia and William Mosher of Horseheads, Kathleen and Robert Frawley of Penn Yan, Mary Frances and Rick Welch of Troy, PA, Neil T. Ashton of Elmira and William and Marcia Ashton of Elmira; grandchildren, William (Lisa) Mosher, Jr. of Henrietta, NY, Elizabeth (Ronald) Grannis of Horseheads, Michael Mosher (fiancée, Jennifer Wisneski and son, Nathaniel) of Big Flats, Katharine Frawley of Syracuse, Meghan Frawley of Penn Yan, Amanda (John) O'Connor of Canton, PA, Kimberly Welch of WV, Lason Ashton and N. Timothy Ashton, both of Ithaca, and Joseph Ashton of Elmira Heights; great-grandchildren, Kaylin, Kristy, Derek, Alexis, Christopher, Brittany and Ryan; sister, Margaret Glovins of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews and close friends. Mrs. Mason was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, May 4th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, May 5th, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

SCHAEFER FRANCES V MASON
Frances V. Ashton (Schaefer) Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, April 30, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, May 4th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, May 5th, at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

SCHAEFER - GLOVINS
Margaret E. nee: Schaefer Age 91, of Elmira, died Saturday, January 13, 2007, after a brief cardiac condition. Margaret was the daughter of the late John and Katharine Schaefer and the wife of the late John A. Glovins. She is survived by daughter, Barbara (Richard) Carine of East Pembroke, NY; sister-in-law, Margaret (Irv) Sonnefeld of West Seneca, NY; canine companion "Brandy"; several nieces, nephews, many wonderful friends and neighbors; her "special girls," Mary Lynn Maguire and Linda Frisbie. Predeceased by brothers and sisters, Henry Schaefer, Anna Hanechak, Augusta Schaefer, Nicholas Schaefer, Mary (Mae) Schaefer, Helen Newton, Frances Mason and William Schaefer. Margaret was a retiree of Trayer Products, a former volunteer at the Steele Memorial Library and the Community Kitchen. Margaret also enjoyed many Senior Bus Trips. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wyoming County SPCA, 808 Creek Rd., Attica, NY 14011. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday, January 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service there on Saturday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 10:00 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with a luncheon after at St. Mary's Church Hall, about 11:30 a.m. following the services.

SCHAPPERT Joseph J.
Age 92 of Elmira NY died Friday, May 22, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joe was born in Nanticoke PA the son of Joseph and Mary McAvoy Schappert. He was preceded in death by his sister Mary Danahey; brothers, Rev. James Schappert and Bernard Schappert. Joe is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Isabelle Mitchell Schappert; daughter and son-in-law, Anne and Martin Hughes of Elmira; grandchildren Andrew (Hollie) Hughes, Grace, and Margaret Hughes; great grandchildren, Alina and Noah Hughes; sister Phyllis Griffiths of Nanticoke PA; sisters-in-law, Harriet (Leo) Krolak of Elmira and Mary Mitchell of Connecticut. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews. Joe was a U.S. Army veteran serving in the European Theater during WW II and was awarded the Bronze Star medal as well as other medals and citations. He had a career in land surveying and worked for various companies in New York and Pennsylvania. He was an active communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for over 50 years. After his retirement he liked to spend time doing small jobs for others. He enjoyed golfing and fishing. Joe took great pride in the accomplishments of his grandchildren. His greatest loves were his family, spending time in the woods, and hiking with his dogs. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Joe's memory may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2009

SCHERER Shirley C
STERMER  Shirley C. Age 78, of 616 Columbia St., Elmira, died Friday, March 31, 2006. Shirley is survived by husband, Robert; sons, Robert (Beth) Gustin, Gary (fiancee, Kay) Gustin, John (Janice) Stermer; daughter, Debbie (fiance, Steve) Allen; grandchildren, Robert, Steven M., Stephen, Corey, Jeffrey, Timothy, Tasha, Heather, Elizabeth, Stephen N., Jonathan, Gregory, Joseph, and Kaleb; one great-grandson, Tyler; brothers, Clyde (Elsie) Scherer, George (Betty) Scherer; sister, Hilda (Bob) Miller; brothers-in-law, Paul (Dorothy) Stermer, Fred Stermer; sisters-in-law, Helen Cassada, Kathleen Stermer, Kathy Scherer; many nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by daughter, Betty Ann; granddaughter, Tracey Lynn; sisters, Dolores, Joan; and brothers, Norman and Arthur. Shirley was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, a school crossing guard for 35+ years, a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital 3rd floor Skilled Nursing unit, a secretary for Southport Kiwanis and was a volunteer for many other organizations. Those wishing may make a donation to St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing in her memory (envelopes available at Funeral Home). Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 4th, from 5-8 p.m. A prayer service there Wednesday, April 5th, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Interment at the convenience of the family.

SCHICK -  MORRELL, Mary Theresa
Age 92, of Elmira, died Friday, March 21, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital, with her loving family by her side. Mary was born April 26, 1915, in Fremont Center, NY, a daughter of Thomas and Hermina Gunther Schick. She is predeceased by her husband of 59 years Eugene W. Morrell. Mary is survived by her children, with their spouses, Dianne M. and George Maloney of Elmira, William T. and Catherine Morrell of Elmira, and Marianne T. and Frank Dailey of Brockport, NY; grandchildren, Michael (Kara) Maloney of Elmira, Daniel (Susan) Maloney of Dallas, PA, Christine Maloney, Maria (fiancé Shaun Bennett) Maloney, Thomas (Laurie) Morrell, all of Elmira, Alise (Jonny) Sinclair of York, England, Joseph Morrell of Baltimore, MD, Christopher (Margaret) Dailey of Brockport, NY, and Patrick (Suzanne) Dailey of New Britain, PA; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Florence Hubert of Hankins, NY, with her children, Walter, Regina, Dorothy, Ruth, Louise, Thomas, John, James, Michael, David and Joan, with their families; nephew Michael (Carole) Morrell of Elmira. Mary was a homemaker devoted to her family. She was a great cook who loved hosting family gatherings. A gracious and fun loving lady, who would never speak ill of another person, Mary will be greatly missed by those who knew her. She was an avid bowler, gardener, and knitter. She would knit caps and booties for the newborns at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mary was a prayerful person and a longtime active communicant of St. Charles Borromeo. She helped with counting the Sunday collections, worked bingo, and was a member of the Rosary & Altar Society. Mary was also a longtime member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 26, 2008 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be directed to St. Charles Borromeo Church, c/o Cluster Office, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/23/2008.

SCHICK - MORRELL, Mary Theresa
Services celebrating Mary Theresa's life were held Wednesday, March 26, 2008. A prayer service, led by Father Thomas O'Brien, was held at McInerny Funeral Home at 10:15 a.m. At this time, grandsons, Daniel Maloney and Patrick Dailey, shared memories of their grandmother. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church with Father O'Brien presiding, Father Christopher Linsler and Father Walter Wainwright concelebrating. In honor of her years as a member of St. Charles Altar and Rosary, current members formed an honor guard as her casket was brought into and out of the church. Mary Theresa's children, Dianne Maloney, Bill Morrell, and Marianne Dailey placed the funeral pall on her casket, with her sister Florence Hubert placing the crucifix. A St. Charles sash from the Altar and Rosary was also placed on Mary Theresa's casket. Readings were given by grandson Mike Maloney, and great-granddaughter Amanda Paribello. Father Wainwright read the gospel and Father O'Brien delivered the homily. Prayers of the Faithful were led by granddaughter Maria Maloney. Dianne, Bill, and Marianne presented the offertory gifts, along with a symbolic gift of rosary beads for their mother's devotion to the rosary. Eucharistic ministers were grandchildren, Tina Maloney and Maria Maloney. Remarks of remembrance were given by granddaughter Tina Maloney. Grandson Tom Morrell read a letter to Grandma from granddaughter Alise Morrell Sinclair who currently resides in York, England. Music was led by organist Frances McLaren and soloist Jack Keefe. Committal prayers and interment followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Grandsons, Mike Maloney, Daniel Maloney, Thomas Morrell, Joseph Morrell, Christopher Dailey, and Patrick Dailey served as pallbearers. A luncheon was held at St. Charles Borromeo parish hall following the graveside service.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/24/2008 - 3/27/2008.

 

SCHIEFEN David M.  "Gus"

Elmira: Age 44, died very unexpectedley, as the result of a heart attack, on Tuesday, May 14, 2013. Gus was born in Elmira September 5, 1968, a son of the late Elizabeth (Reidy) and William J. Schiefen. He is also predeceased by his brother William. Gus is survived by his sisters, Elizabeth Joan (Mark) Fraiser, Dripping Springs TX, Kathleen Ann Hass, Humble TX, Kara Jane Garza, Houston TX, Helen Patricia Schiefen, Elmira; aunts and uncles, Harry Reidy, Elmira, Helen McInerney, Oak Ridge TN, Winifred Widman, Elmira, Richard and Teresa Reidy, Elmira, John Schiefen, Houston TX, Robert Schiefen, Houston TX; special friend Kim Parker; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Gus was a graduate of Notre Dame High School and Cazanovia College. He was a chef for a number of years at Pierce's Restaurant in Elmira Heights. For the past several years Gus was a Corrections Officer at Southport Correctional Facility. He was a longtime dedicated volunteer fireman with the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held for Gus on Monday, May 20, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Gus with a donation to the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department, 1299 W. Water Street, Elmira NY 14905.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

SCHIEFEN –MRS. HELENA M. MCFARLAND, 34, 208 W. Center St. Monday, Dec. 27, 1943 at 6 a.m.  Survived by husband, James H. McFarland; children, Ann Elizabeth, Joan Marie, James, William, Michael Joseph; mother, Mrs. Augustina M. Schiefen, Elmira; brothers, Joseph and James Schiefen of Elmira, William of the Navy; grandmother, Mrs. Mary A. Schiefen, Elmira; several aunts and uncles.  Body is at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home late Tuesday.  Funeral Thursday 8:15 a.m. from the home, 9 from St. Patrick’s Church.  SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1943

 

SCHIEFEN Patricia J. Frey

Age 63, of Pine City, NY died Saturday, October 29, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. Patty was born in Elmira May 31, 1948. She was the daughter of the late Lawrence and Florence (Morrow) Schiefen. She is survived by her loving husband and friend, Steve; daughter, Kim (Bobby) Osgood of Horseheads; son, Paul (Daneille) Tomisman of Elmira; daughter, Kim Frey of Elmira; son, Michael Frey of Wellsburg; daughter, Miranda Frey of Elmira; son, Cody Frey of Pine City; grandchildren, Makenzie, Katie, Korie, Morgan, Zach, Alexis, Adrianna, Kaili, Noah, Maxx, Kaydon; sister, Nancy Cardi of Syracuse, NY. In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased by her brother, Bo Schiefen. Patty was a loving wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She loved the special times at the lake. She was an avid reader, crafter, and loved to cook. At one time she was an LPN for the County Nursing Facility for many years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY Tuesday, November 1st, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 7:00 to 9:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011 at 10:00AM. The Reverend Robert MacNamara will celebrate her mass. Graveside services will be held following the Mass at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing please make memorials in Patricia J. Frey's name the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.  Star Gazette – October 31, 2011

 

SCHIEFEN William John Schiefen III

Elmira: Age 57, died Sunday, October 21, 2012, after many years of poor health. Bill was born in Elmira, September 20, 1955, a son of the late William J. and Elizabeth (Reidy) Schiefen. He is survived by his siblings, Elizabeth Joan (Mark) Fraiser, Dripping Springs TX, Kathleen Ann Hass, Houston TX, Kara Jane Garza, Houston TX, Helen Patricia Schiefen, Elmira, brother David M. "Gus" Schiefen, Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bill lived in Houston TX for many years before moving back to Elmira in the early 1980's. He worked for Pudgies Pizza for almost 10 years before becoming ill. Never one to complain, Bill took his health issues in stride. Bill was a devout Catholic. He was also a generous person who loved his family and had a soft spot for all animals. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Monday, October 29, 2012, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Interment will take place at "high noon" at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Bill with a donation to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.    Star Gazette – October 26, 2012

 

SCHILLING Richard L., Sr. "Dick"
Age 82, of Elmira, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Dick was born October 3, 1926 a son of Edward A., Sr. and Emma McCallan Schilling. He is predeceased by his sister M. Dolores Comer Bowser. Surviving Dick is his loving wife of 58 years, Virginia Gies Schilling; children, with their spouses, Richard L. & Barbara Schilling of Oswego, NY, Steven L. & Elizabeth Schilling of Grasonville, MD, Mary Jennifer & Bruce Strong of Elmira, Mark R. & Sydney Schilling of Stevensville, MD, Sara J. & Mark Aspenwall of Elmira, Kurt M. & Suzanne Schilling of North Caldwell, NJ, Matthew J. & Bonnie Schilling of Elmira, Julia M. & Dennis Morien of Boynton Beach, FL, Margaret A. & Edilberto Porcaro of Delray Beach, FL, Kelley M. Schilling-Schuld & Brent Schuld of Elmira, Brett A. & Theresa Schilling of Atlanta, GA; beloved grandfather of 25 grandchildren, and 8 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, Edward A., Jr. and Phyllis Schilling of Indiantown, FL; sister and brother-in-law, Judith and William Gorman of Kenmore, NY; brothers-in-law, Ronald Bowser of North Tonawanda, NY, Russell Gies of Buffalo, NY; special cousin, J. Richard Anderson of Cortland, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Dick was a U.S. Marine veteran serving in the Pacific during WWII. After many years of service, Dick was "officially" retired from Elm Chevrolet, but continued to work there part time. He loved doing carpentry, working on the computer, listening to music, and spending time with his family. Dick was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, January 16, 2009 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 Saturday, January 17, 2009 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment, with full Military Honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Dick's memory may be directed to Guthrie Center for Wound Care, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/14/2009 - 1/15/2009

SCHRAGE Arnold "Arnie" Age 83, of Pine Valley and longtime resident of Johnson Hollow Rd., was reunited in Heaven with his wife and princess, Margaret, on Friday, Feb. 9, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Arnie was born Dec. 22, 1923 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Armin and Lena Mathew Schrage. Arnie was predeceased by his devoted wife of 54 years, Margaret "Peg" Schrage in 2001. His surviving family includes his daughters and son, Joni (Ed) Wrenn of Elmira, Karen Ann (Chester) Hayes of Horseheads, Janny (Bob) Tacchi of Horseheads, Mark (Debra) Schrage of Pine Valley, Linny (Mike) Warnken of Horseheads, and Dawn (Randy) Potter of Brooks, NC; 23 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren; brother, Gerald (Judy) Schrage of Virginia; and several nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his sister, Margaret Osgood; brothers, George, Bernie and Russell. Arnie was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Truly a "Jack-of-all-Trades," Arnie was a retired self employed general contractor in Chemung County for several years. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving in General Patton's 3rd Army and locally a member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights. His talents were quite diverse; he was an accomplished artist whose worldly sights and experiences he expressed on canvas with Pen and Ink and Watercolors. He was also a talented musician who enjoyed the Big Band music and he enjoyed playing the piano. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Feb. 13, 2007, from 1-3:00 p.m. and 5-7:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Wed. at a time to be announced. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira, where full Military Honors will be accorded.

SCHRAGE –MARGARET MARY OSGOOD age 76 of Horseheads, NY.  She was born July 29, 1928 in Elmira, daughter of the late Armin and Lena (Matthew) Schrage and died Tuesday, October 26, 2004 at Bethany Manor.  She was also predeceased by her brothers, George, Bernie, and Russell Schrage; and her former spouse, Joe Osgood. Margaret is survived by her children and their spouses, David and Sandy Osgood of Corning, Kathy and Don Salvatore of Elmira, Susan and Mel Mansfield of Horseheads, Jeanne and Jerry Jones of Erin, Mary Jo and James Bennett, Joseph and Lynette Osgood, all of Horseheads; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers, Arnold and Gerald; and close cousin, Mary Morgan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 8 p.m.  Committal prayers and interment will on Friday, October 29th at 11 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette

 

SCHROCK Harold Lewis Schrock Sr.

age 87, born December 4, 1925, in Barnesboro, PA. Son of the late Henry H. and Elizabeth Bassett Schrock, died peacefully at home Monday, September 30, 2013. His loving wife of 41 years, Virginia Pecchio Schrock, preceded him in death. He is survived by his six caring children, Diane (Bruce) Thatcher, Kathleen Buckley, Susan (Ralph) Church, Hal (Sherri), Cindy (Mike) Dildine, and Ken (Susan); his special sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Mike Cerio; 15 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. Harold was a Navy veteran, retired from National Homes and Elmira City Schools Bus Garage. He was a member of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Harold was an avid bowler, keen golfer, and in recent years thoroughly enjoyed watching TV golf and football as a Buffalo Bills fan, who happily won Sunday's game. He totally enjoyed spending time at his Seneca Lake cottage for 50+ years with his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life at New Beginnings United Methodist Church at 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, October 2nd, at 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 6:00 p.m. Rev. Leanne Zeck will celebrate Harold's services. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to New Beginnings United Methodist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – October 1, 2013

 

SCHULER Joseph J. Schuler 

Age 74 of Elmira, died December 24th, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Joe was the son of the late Charles and Rose Hoolihan Schuler. He was born in Williamsport, PA April 4th 1938. Surviving Joe is his wife, Saundra; children, Dianna Schuler of Elmira, Lorie (Robert) VanKeuren of Elmira, Brian (Tracey) Schuler of Horseheads; grandchildren: Orenda, Joe III, Elaina, Lindsay, Brian Jr., Joely, Bobby and six great grandchildren; brothers: Ronald, Robert, Eugene; sisters: Shirley and Mary. Joe was predeceased by his son, Joseph Jr. and brother, Charles. Joe was a dedicated family man with a strong work ethic that he instilled in his family. He was self-employed working in the HVAC business for over 50 years, helping many families and businesses throughout the area. He most enjoyed his time with family, hunting, fishing, and camping. He was an avid sports fan who loved NASCAR and following the New York Yankees and Dallas Cowboys. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Friday, December 28th, 2012 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Funeral services will be held there Saturday, December 29th, 2012 at 9:30AM. Graveside services will follow in the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira.    Star Gazette – December 27, 2012

 

SCHULER Joseph James "Jock" Jr.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born February 28, 1957 in Elmira, NY, the loving son of Joseph James and Saundra (Jacobs) Schuler Sr., died peacefully at home on Monday, December 10, 2007, at the age of 50. "Jock", as he was affectionately known by, is survived by his beloved children, Joseph James Schuler III, Lindsay Schuler (John Bieber), Joeley Schuler; wife, Susan Schuler; loving and caring parents, Joseph and Sandy Schuler; sisters, Dianna Schuler, Lorie (Robert) VanKeuren; brother, Brian (Tracey) Schuler, all of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, two great-nephews, many friends and his feline companion, "Chloe". "Jock" was a diehard and avid fan of the following: The Dallas Cowboys, The New York Yankees and Notre Dame Football. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Thursday, December 13, 2007, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. The Reverend Jeff Tunnicliff will celebrate Joseph's service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/11/2007.

 

SCHULTS Catherine "Kitty"

Age 83, formerly of Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, died Saturday, October 8, 2011 at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly. Kitty was born in Elmira on June 1, 1928, daughter of Raymond J. and Nora Keane Shults. She was predeceased by sister and brother-in-law, Helen T. and John J. Ervin; brother-in-law Richard Fernan; nephew William Fernan; and niece Margaret "Maggie" Ervin. Kitty is survived by her sister Marian Fernan and several loving nieces and nephews with their families. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church. She had worked for American LaFrance until its closing. She then went to work for New York State first at the Elmira Psychiatric Center and then the Elmira Correctional Facility from where she retired. Throughout her life Kitty had a great love for her dogs. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, October 13, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. A rosary will be recited at 10:00 a.m. followed by procession to St. Mary's Church for a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayer and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In memory of Catherine donations may be made to the Elmira SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.   Star Gazette – October 11, 2011

 

SCHULTZ Steven M. A.K.A. Joseph

Age 70, of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24, 2011. Steven was born on June 11, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late Joseph and Marjorie (Brown) Schultz. Steven served our country in the US Army. He worked on the Lackawanna Rail Road in Elmira for many years and worked as a security guard for Purolator in Elmira Heights for many years. Steven enjoyed giving to many charities of his choice and considered himself as a Born Again Christian. Steven is survived by his brother, William (Cheyenne) Schultz of Elmira Heights; nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 29, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A family remembrance service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment with full military honors will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.

Star Gazette – September 28, 2011

 

SCOTT Joseph F Sr.
Joseph F. Sr. Korean War Veteran Age 73 of Gillett, PA died on Friday March 10, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife, Laurel A. Scott, children, Joseph (Kathy) Scott Jr., Denise (Daniel) Wintermute, Robert (Evelyn) Scott, Frank (Helen King) Scott, Thomas (Beatrice Koch) Scott, and Daphne (James) Johnston; 31 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Joan (Frank) Gurrera; and several nieces and nephews. His first wife, Margaret A. Scott in 1984, predeceased Joseph. He was a retired New York City Police Officer. A United States Army Veteran having served with the 187th Airborne in Korea. But most important of all he was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. In his spare time he enjoyed nature and he kept himself busy with the animals that he raised and cared for. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, March 15, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 3:30 p.m. Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will be in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery.

SCROCARELLI - PONZI
Matilda Mary (Scrocarelli) Age, 92, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Friday, November 18, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Matilda is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Edward Sophia Jr. of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Lawrence Joseph and Shirley Ponzi Jr. of Horseheads; grandchildren, Susan Sophia (Scott) Deming, Karen Sophia (David) Decker, Nancy Sophia (Gary) VanKirk, Mary Sophia (George) Gee, Edward (Mary) Sophia III, Lisa M. (Michael) Simmons, Larry (Christine) Ponzi III; 17 great-grandchildren; six great-great-grandchildren; sister, Ida (Sam) Cornacchio of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Matilda was the daughter of Francesco and Cloridea Scrocarelli who originated from Caselincontrada, Italy, and she was a first generation Italian-American. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Lawrence Ponzi Sr. in 1989; her sister, Caroline Scrocarelli (Saravullo); brothers, Othello Scrocarelli and Peter Scrocarelli. Matilda was a lifetime member of St. Anthony's Church, member of the Ladies Sacred Heart Society, the Macchia Club and Senior Citizens group. Matilda was a very loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed family gatherings, preparing pasta for family on Sunday's and relaxing playing a good game of cards or Bingo. A special thanks to the entire staff of the 3rd floor skilled nursing at St. Joseph's Hospital. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph's 3rd Floor skilled nursing. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, November 21, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. Prayer service there Tuesday, November 22, 2005, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Anthony's Church at 10 a.m., Rev. Walter Wainwright, Presider. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter and Paul's Church.

SEEBACK
Harry P. Age 99, of Elmira, died on Saturday, August 18, 2001 at Elcor Heath Services. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on September 23, 1901. He was predeceased by Elizabeth, wife of 50 years and Alva, wife of 10 years and daughter Mary Dunn. He is survived by his son Harry Seeback (Jean) of Bethesda, MD and son-in-law John Dunn of Elmira and grandchildren Thomas Dunn of Essex Junction, VT; Mary Loiuse Brown of Escondido, CA; Teresa Heineman of Rockville, MD and Robert Seeback of Merritt Island, FL. Also, 12 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. The family will receive Relatives and Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, August 22, 2-4 & 7-9 PM. Prayer service there Thursday 8:45 AM, Followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at The Dominican Monastery Chapel at 9:30 AM. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Mr. Seeback was a 80 year Member of the Knights of Columbus including Elmira Council 229 and the Horseheads Council. He was a Grand Knight in his early 20s with the Ridgewood Council on Long Island where he was also Chapter President. Other positions were Faithful Navigator, District Deputy and State Chairman. Harry presently was a Knight in the Elmira Council #229, a 4th Degree Member of the Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly, Knights of Columbus and a Communicant of Eastside Catholic Parishes. Locally he was instrumental in founding New Horizon Senior Center and the preservation of the historic firehouse. He was the first lector at a local parish. He was a Teriary Order Dominican and served at many Masses at the Dominican Monastery. Memorial contributions may be made to the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905, in Harry's Memory.

JOSEPH F. SEIDEL age 53 of 701 E. Clinton St. Sunday, April 21, 1968.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Frances Seidel; sons, Paul and Joseph both of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Mary Nikodyn of Montana, Mrs. Anna Levanduski, Mrs. Elizabeth Petchey, Mrs. Susie Hirchfield, Mrs. Helen Peckham, Mrs. Beatrice Herrick all of Elmira; brother, John of Pine City; two grandchildren.  Mr. Seidel was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church and an employee of the National Bread Co.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1968

SEKELLA John R. Age 74 of Horseheads, died at his home, Tuesday, June 28, 2005. John was born August 3, 1930, the son of John H. and Valeria Sobkowski Sekella. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his aunt Veronica Sobkowski. John is survived by his wife of 49 years Katrina Bush Sekella; children, with their families, Deborah and Samual Perkins of Kettering, OH with daughters, Tracy (Alex) Gerken and Kelly Perkins; Thomas and Katina Sekella of Rochester, NY with daughters Christina and Tatiana; Mary and Richard Schrock of Horseheads with sons, Ryan and Jordan; and Stephen Sekella of Horseheads; uncle and aunt Joseph and Barbara Grabowski of Elmira Heights; and sister-in-law Sister Campion Bush, S.S.J. of Rochester, NY. John was a U.S. Air Force veteran. He was retired from Hardinge, Inc. with over 37 years of service. John was a communicant of St. Benedict's Church in Odessa, NY. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, July 1, 2005 from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, July 2, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. Interment, with committal prayers and full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in John's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.

SEMLER David John "Pence"
Retired Elmira Firefighter - Age 72, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, June 1, 2010, at home surrounded by his loving family. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, June 3, from 4 p.m. - 7 p.m. with honor guards from the Elmira Professional Firefighters Association in attendance. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira on Friday at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Jeff Tunnicliff officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, with full Military Honors accorded. Family will provide flowers. Those wishing may make memorials to St. Mary's Church Restoration Fund, Elmira Professional Firefighters Association or Southern Tier Hospice. David is survived by loving wife of 50 years, Mary Jo (Sementilli) Semler; sons, Christopher (Lisa), John, Gerald (Naomi), and Michael (Rhonda); 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; sisters, Jeanne Bollen, Mary Jennifer (Chris) Shelmerdine; brother, Robert Semler; sisters-in-law, Shirley Semler, Roxanne and Carole Starry and Marguerite Wert; brothers-in-law, Bernard Sementilli and Joseph (Beverly) Sementilli. David was predeceased by his parents, Gerald and Mary Semler; and brother, Thomas Semler; sister-in-law, Marilyn Sementilli. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of St. Mary's Church, Elks Lodge 62 and American Legion Post 443. David had 25 years of service with the Elmira Fire Dept. and was awarded the B'NAI B'RITH Firefighter of the Year in 1975. The family wishes to thank Dr. George Harris, Dr. Muuse and Dr. Rose Byland and the staff of Faulk Cancer Center and Southern Tier Hospice. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010

SEVELLIN - HOYLES, Steve (Sevellin)
Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his son, Steve; grandson, Ryan; sister, Florence Pond; and friend, Jeannette Hoyles and is survived by his fiancé, Darla Conklin; daughters, Viola Chaapel, Brenda DeVillanueva, Mary Hoyles, Tina Hoyles and Debbie Girardi; 11 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren; brother, John (Joyce) Hoyles, Sr.; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 8585 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, April 18th, from 4 to 6 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 6 p.m. Rev. Richard Hack will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/16/2008.

SEYMOUR - WALBURN, Janet L.
Age 67, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, November 25, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Janet was born on September 15, 1942 in Elmira, daughter of the late William and Gladys (Bellinger) Seymour. Janet retired from Alladin Services Inc. in Elmira after many years of service. She loved to play cards with her family and gamble a little. Survivors include her daughters, Karen (Jason) Zimmer and Kelly (Michael) Butts; sons, Ronald, Mark, Kevin (Mary Ellen) and Teddy (Lucinda Lafler) Walburn; sisters, Norma Ruth and Judy (Jim) Powers; brothers, William (Mickey), Jack (Marie), James (Sharon) and Gary (Patricia) Seymour; ex-husband, but yet close friend, Donald Walburn; Janet's significant other, Roger Mosher. Janet was predeceased by her son, Donald Jr., in 1980. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, December 1, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 27 to November 27 - 29, 2009

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