St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
SHALINE Mike Shaline "Mikey"
age 21 of Southport, NY died very unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 12, 2012. Michael was born December 11, 1991 to Wayne and Colleen (Pabis) Shaline. Michael is predeceased by Paternal Grandfather Arnold D. Pabis, Sr. and Godfather and Great Uncle Michael J. Burns. In addition to his parents, Michael is survived by his brother and best friend, Joseph Shaline; Maternal grandmother, Madeleine Pabis and Maternal uncle, Arnold D. Pabis, Jr; Paternal Grandparents, Robert and Carol Shaline; Paternal aunts, Sheryl Manwaring, Sharon (Anthony) Cash, Linda (David) Hanf; several cousins and a host of wonderful friends. Michael graduated from Southside High School Class of 2010 and GST BOCES Conservation Program. Michael was employed with the Town of Elmira Highway Department. He was an avid fisherman and hunter and member of the National Wild Turkey Federation. Michael enjoyed spending time with family and friends and this past summer many weekends at the lake with the Renko family - he loved you all! Michael enjoyed spending time with his dad and brother cutting fire wood, working on the Brockway trucks and riding their Harley's. Our family would like to extend a thank you to the nurses and doctors at Robert Packer Hospital 6th floor Cardiac Unit where he recently underwent surgery. Family and friends will be received at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Monday, December 17 from 1PM - 3PM and 5PM - 8PM. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, December 18 at the funeral home at 9:30 AM followed by the graveside service at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Michael lived his life his way and to the fullest and shared his heart with all those around him. TO OUR SON, BROTHER, FRIEND AND FROM ALL THOSE THAT HAVE TOUCHED YOUR LIFE "THUMBS UP TO YOU MICHAEL" YOU WILL FOREVER REMAIN IN OUR HEART. Star Gazette – December 16, 2012
SHAUGHNESSY –MRS. AUGUSTA CRAVEN – Mrs. Henry M. Craven, formerly Miss Augusta Shaughnessy of Elmira died at the home in Washington, D.C. at 10 o’clock yesterday morning. (Oct. 23, 1918) Besides her husband she is survived by five children; her mother, Mrs. John Shaughnessy of this city; three sisters, Mrs. J. J. Mahoney of Jamestown, N.Y.; Mrs. Elmor L. Duhl and Miss Margaret Shaughnessy of this city; three brothers, Leo of Pittsburgh, Pa.; Arthur of New York City and John of Elmira. The remains will arrive in Elmira at 5:36 o’clock this afternoon over the Pennsylvania railroad and will be taken to Murphy & Connelly’s Undertaking Rooms where the funeral will be held Friday at 8:30 a.m. and at the St. Patrick Church at 9 a.m. and will be private. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/14/1918
MISS MARGARET P. SHAUGHNESSY of 355 ½ W. Clinton St., Sunday, June 17, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick’s Church. Burial St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by nephews John E. Duhl of Elmira, John Craven of Tucson, Arizona, Arthur Craven of College Park, Maryland, Leo Craven of Tuxedo, Maryland, Paul and Gerald Craven of Washington, D.C.; nieces, Miss M. Louise Duhl and Miss Dorothy M. Duhl both of Elmira, Miss Marion Hougen of California; several cousins. Miss Shaughnessy was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/1973
SHAW L. Edward died February 10, 2007, two days after celebrating his 88th birthday. He was born in Elmira on February 8, 1919. Ed lived for over 36 years at 691 Fern Dell Drive, until he moved in 1994 to the Colony Park Apartments on West Water Street. In June, Ed moved to the Assisted Care Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ed served for five years in the military during World War II. He saw duty with the 1st and 4th Armored Division before becoming a B-24 pilot with the 8th Air Force Division. Ed was the Planning Engineer for the Elmira District Office of the New York Telephone Company before retiring in 1982 after 45 years of service. He was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, the Holy Name Society, Telephone Pioneers of America, and the Elmira Country Club. Ed's wife of over fifty years, Virginia O'Leary Shaw, died in 1994. He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law, L. Edward, Jr. and Irene Shaw of Mamaroneck, NY; five grandchildren, Christopher Shaw of Pelham, NY, Hope Shaw Bertrand of Plandome, NY, Julia Shaw Rienzo of Washington, D.C., Holly Shaw Cassin of NYC, and Rory Shaw of NYC; along with five great-grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, February 12, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment with Military Honors will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Ed's memory may be directed to Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904.
DANIEL SHAY died Tuesday at the home of his sister, Mrs. Burdette Congdon, No. 757 East Market Street aged fifty-nine years. Deceased is survived by two brothers, David of this city and William of the regular army, now stationed in the Philippines and three sisters, Mrs. T. S. Disney, Mrs. Sarah Disney and Mrs. Congdon, of this city. The funeral was held Thursday from the house and SS. Peter and Paul’s Church, interment being in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Elmira Advertiser April 1899
SHEA - DOLAN, Mary Lou
died on Wednesday evening, December 30, 2009 at her Herrick St. home with her loving family by her side at the age of 78. Born on March 11, 1931 in Elmira, Mary Lou was the daughter of the late William P. & Marie Shea. She married James J. Dolan on May 21, 1949 at St. Mary's Church and he predeceased her on April 4, 2007 following 57 years of marriage. Surviving are her eight children, Nancy (Paul) Huonker, Apalachin; Paula (David) Cook, Pine City; James (Sue) Dolan, Harwich, MA; William (Linda) Dolan, Southport; Christopher (Sandra Kershner) Dolan, Corning; Betty (Gary) Allington, Pine City; Michael (Barbara) Dolan, Buffalo; Michele (Steven) Loud, Millerton, PA; sister-in-law, Helen Ryan, Albany, NY; fifteen grandchildren, Lynn Huonker, Carrie (Kyle) Krawczyk, PJ (Kristen Burbidge) Huonker, Angie (Drew) Wright, Steve Dolan, Steve (Kelly) Cook, Phil (Michelle) Cook, Ashley Loud, Shawn Loud, Maggie Dolan, Sarah Dolan, Becky Dolan, Jessica (Brian) Jurusik; Emma and Grace Dolan; eleven great grandchildren, Julia, Nathan, Jacob, Nolan and Landon Cook, Bailey, Ireland, Tierney Krawczyk, Mady and Brandon Wright, Isabella Grace Loud, Karma and Madeline; several nieces, nephews and many family friends, including a close and caring niece, Mary Ann (Chris Krusman) Hall. In addition to her parents and husband, Mary Lou was predeceased by her granddaughter, Kelli Huonker. Mary Lou was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She spent many hours enjoying needlepoint, knitting and sewing. She was employed by Mustico's Restaurant and St. Joseph's Hospital but her greatest passion was that of a homemaker, caring for her home and cherished family. She especially enjoyed traveling to Cape Code sitting and listening to the ocean. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, January 3, 2010 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. A Monday morning prayer service will take place at the funeral home at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her beloved husband, James Dolan. Published in Star-Gazette from January 1 to January 2, 2010
SHEA Thomas Francis
Died at home, July 26, after an illness. He was born December 29, 1927 in Hornell, New York, son of Helen and Thomas Shea. He and his wife, with their three children, moved to Elmira in 1968. A manager for the United States Post Office, he retired in 1989, after thirty-five years of service. He is survived by his wife, Theresa Shea (Prisco) of Elmira; daughter, Dr. Anne Shea of Los Angeles; and sons, Stephen Shea of Los Angeles and Thomas Shea of Philadelphia; sisters, Eleanor (Robert) Sullivan of Elmira, Mary (Joseph) Aini of Hornell; and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. He was a longstanding member of the Ancient Order of the Hibernians, and served as the historian for the Msgr. John J. Lee Division in Elmira. There will be no calling hours. Following a private viewing for the immediate family at Kalec Funeral Home, a Funeral Mass will be held at St. Patrick's Church, Tuesday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. Burial will take place at Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In acknowledgement of his love of books and interest in history, the family asks that donations be sent to the West Elmira Library. Gifts may be sent also to St. Patrick's Church or Southern Tier Hospice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/28/2008
SHEAHAN Jean Sheahan Beloved wife, mother and grandmother Age 69 of Elmira, NY died Sunday, July 02, 2000 at home with her family after a lengthy illness. Jean was born on Feb. 18, 1931, to Lawrence and Genevieve Sheahan of Elmira. She is survived by her husband Peter; children, Mary Joan Collins of Elmira, Lawrence (Karen) Glanton of Trumansburg, Peggy (Robert) Jarecke of Penn Yan, Denis (Julie) Glanton of Syracuse, Timothy Glanton of Elmira; sister, Joan Sheahan of Elmira; grandchildren, Michael and Kathleen Collins, Katelyn Glanton, Anthony Giangarra, Kevin, Shannon and Zachary Glanton. Other extended family members and many good friends also survive Jean. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 4, 2000 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, July 5 in St. Mary's Church, Elmira at 12 noon, with Father Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Jean's memory may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901. Jean was a retired paymaster for the City of Elmira. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a charter member and past president for what is now the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians. NOTICE The officers and members of the LAOH will meet at the McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 4, 2000 at 6:45 PM to conduct a service for our late sister, Jean Glanton. Signed Patty Corcoran President
SHEEHAN –MRS. BRIDGET T. RICHARDSON of 372 Fulton St., widow of John Richardson, Thursday, June 29, 1944 at 6:45 p.m. Survived by daughters, Marguerite E. and Ella C.; sons, Daniel J., John J. and Francis W. Richardson, all of Elmira; four grandchildren; brother, Daniel Sheehan Sr. of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Monday 8:15 a.m., 9 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira paper June 1944
THOMAS SHEEHAN late of 372 Fulton Street. The funeral was held at the family home today at 8:15 a.m. and in St. Mary Church at 9 o’clock. The Revs. J. J. Moriarty, Irvin C. Sullivan and Daniel McCarthy officiated. The pall bearers were Peter Hardman, John Donahue, Dr. J. J. Barnett, James Turner, Daniel Kromer, Thomas Bernardi. Burial was in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/31/1935
SHELDEN Edmund Paul Age 82, died Thursday, February 15th, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a short battle with cancer. He is survived by his companion of 27 years, Phyllis McIntosh; son, Nicholas (Cathy) Shelden; daughters, Roseann Wilkins and Winifred (John) Bennett; grandchildren, Joe and Kira Wilkins, Nicole and Preston Chapman, Tami Wilkins, Kim and Brian Balliet, Lisa and Chris Santa Maria; seven great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mildred (Nick) Giammichele, FL; Winifred and Joe Brenzo, Horseheads; Phyllis' five children, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Paul will be remembered for his love of fishing and hunting with his son, Nick. Paul and Nick spent every weekend of his life together fishing or hunting. Edmund was retired from Hardinge Inc. and spent many years in front of Broadway School as a crossing guard. Family will receive relatives and Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday, February 18th from 3 - 6 p.m. with his Funeral Service following at 6 p.m. Deacon George Welch officiating. Burial in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
SHEMOIN DELORES M. JOHNSON
Delores M., Age 90, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, September 28, 2007 at Elcor Health Services. Delores was born September 12, 1917, daughter of Peter and Nellie Meleade Shemoin. She is predeceased by her husband, Harold W. Johnson and daughter, Mary E. Stewart. Delores is survived by her son, Harold W. Johnson, Jr., of Elmira; grandson, Jeff Stewart of Sunrise, FL, with wife Julie and children, Michael and Victoria; granddaughter, Joan Danford of Gainesville FL with her husband Dale and children, Danielle and Sean; and son-in-law Robert Stewart of Leesburg, FL. Delores was a charter member of the Elmira Does Lodge #161 and a life long communicant of St. Patrick's Church. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Delores' memory may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.
FRANCIS SHERIN, 75 of 108 Madison Ave., Saturday, June 9, 1951. Mr. Sherin was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul’s Church. No known survivors. The body is at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St. where prayer service will be held Tuesday 9 a.m. St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. The Rev. Thomas J. Florack will conduct the service at the funeral home and the committal at the cemetery. Due to Priests’ Retreat, the Requiem Mass will be celebrated at a time to be announced. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1951
SHERANT Frances K. Schiefen
Age 97 of Elmira, NY. She was born May 22, 1913 in Landrus, PA, daughter of the late Walter and Catherine (Gubata) Sherant and died Saturday May 14, 2011 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph C. on May 7 1999, daughters Rose Marie Driscoll on November 4, 1991 and Elizabeth (Betty Ann) Knox on October 31, 1991; brothers, Stanley, Andrew, Anthony, & Joseph Sherant; sisters, Mary Jurusik, Blanche Spanik, Sophie Jurusik, Veronica Rusczak, Agatha Sherant, Theresa Tqichette, and Tillie LaComb; Frances is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Joseph and Diane and son-in-law Morris Knox (Carol) of Horseheads; sister, Josephine Welch of Elmira; Grandchildren, Ronald and Jeffery (Diane)Knox and family, and Kari (Mike) Wood; Great Grandchildren Tyler, Dylan, Mikey, Zack and Alexis Wood and Kylee Knox. Frances retired from C & K Cleaners. She was a communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Family and friends are invited to attend her Mass of Christian Burial Tuesday, May 17, at 10 am in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would like to express their sincere thanks to Dr. Francisco Corbalan and the staff at the CCNF second floor for their kindness through the years. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Frances through donations to Blessed Sacrament Parish. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – May 15, 2011
SHOEMAKER Beatrice Jean Sweeney
of Weston, MA, formerly of Ithaca, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, October 13, 2010. She was born in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of the late Stanley and Mildred Shoemaker. She was the beloved wife of the late Leo M. Sweeney. She was the sister of the late Lois Frenchko and Eloise Doud. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Gleysteen and her husband, Nicholas Gleysteen of Weston, MA; and her son, John Sweeny and his wife, Stacey Sweeney, of Vienna, Virginia. She is also survived by her four grandsons, Christopher M. Gleysteen of Houston, TX, Tyler K. Gleysteen of Nashua, NH, Ian Sweeney and Connor Sweeney, of Vienna, VA. She is also survived by her sister-in-law, E. Firmina Wilkins of Elmira, NY, and by many nephews and nieces. She attended Southside High School in Elmira, NY. After meeting her husband after the war, they moved to Ithaca, NY for her husband to attend Ithaca College. She enjoyed tennis and golf and was a member of the Newman Golf Course. She was also a member of the Immaculate Conception Church in Ithaca and attended St. Julia's Church, while living in Weston, MA. A memorial service will be held on Monday, October 25th, at noon at Saint Julia's Church, 374 Boston Post Rd, Weston, MA. Interment will be at a private ceremony at Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 17, 2010
SHON Helen M.
Died unexpectedly on Thursday, June 16, 2011 at home. She was born in Renovo, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Ella (Antal) Shon. Helen was predeceased by her parents, brothers, Thomas F. Shon, William T. Shon and Joseph E. Shon. She was a graduate of the former St. Joseph's School in Renovo, PA and she retired from Elmira Quality Printers. Helen is survived by her sister, Agnes Shon of Elmira; brother, Edward P. Shon of Horseheads; sister-in-laws, Mary Shon of Renovo, PA and Margarita Shon of Troy, PA; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. Helen enjoyed reading, sewing, knitting, crocheting and painting. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels and the West Elmira Library. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, June 20th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Tuesday, June 21st at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials in Helen's name can be made to St. Patrick's Church, the American Heart Assoc. or the American Cancer Society. Star Gazette – June 18, 2011
SHON - Joseph E. Shon, Age 94 of Troy, Pa., formerly of Elmira, N.Y. died at his home on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 after a period of declining health. He was born on July 2, 1915 in Renovo, Pa. to Francis and Ella (ANTEL) Shon. His early years were spent in Renovo, and he attended college at St. Francis College in Loretto, Pa. Sept. 12, 1940 he enlisted in the Army Air Force, and went to aircraft mechanic school before being sent to Coolidge Field on Antigua (British West Indies) and Losey Field in Puerto Rico, where he was radio operator on B-25 bombers. While on furlough back in the United States he married Rita Ellen HUGHES on April 18, 1944 at St. Joseph Church in Renovo, and they began their life together. After discharge in 1945, as a sergeant, they lived in Rapid City as civilians and came East, finally settling in Elmira in 1946 to raise a family that included seven children around the dinner table. Joseph's life always was centered around his family and his faith, with little time for socializing. The majority of his years he worked at Schweizer Aircraft, always coming right home to his home and family, and spending time either with them or tinkering in his cellar workshop on whatever needed done. His time with Rita ended at her death in July 1979, and the years that followed were lonely ones, in spite of his children's efforts. A lifelong friend, Margarita Pedraja filled that loneliness with her quick smile, and on April 26, 1997 they exchanged wedding vows at a large ceremony in Peekskill, N.Y. with family and friends in attendance and amazement. Joe's remaining time with "Daisy" was spent between living in Cape Coral for two years and then moving to their home in Troy, where he resided until his death. In addition to his wife Margarita he is survived by a brother Edward Shon; and sisters Helen and Agnes Shon, all of Elmira; six children and their spouses, Frances Marie Given of Atlanta, Ga., Theresa "Terri" (Dennis) Kelley of Troy, Robert (Nancy) Shon of Fair Haven, N.Y., Mary (Joseph) Wallitt of Elmira, Maureen (Randy) Brimmer of Painted Post, and Michael (Katherine) Shon of Brighton, N.Y.; 14 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. He was predeceased by his wife Rita, his son, Kenneth Shon and brothers, William Shon and Thomas Shon and grandson Alan Kelley. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 19, 2009 at the Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home, Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, Pa. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 10 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20. 2009 at St. John's Catholic Church, Exchange & High Streets, Troy, Pa., with Reverend Martin Boylan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to Feed the Children, P.O. Box 36, Oklahoma City, OK 73101, American Cancer Society, 1948 E. 3rd Street, Williamsport, PA 17701 or to St. John's Catholic Church, 24 N. Washington St. Canton, PA 17724. 17 October 2009, Towanda Daily Review.
SHORTSLEEVE –HELENE SHORTSLEEVE DYSON of Niagara Falls, formerly of Elmira, Thursday, Dec. 20, 1962. Survived by father, Frederick F. Shortsleeve of Elmira; brothers, Dr. Joseph F. Shortsleeve of West Newton, Mass., Francis J. of Bedford, N.Y.; sisters, Mrs. Francis Troy Sr. and Mrs. William Andrus of Elmira, Mrs. John J. Golden of Mahopac, N.Y. Body at McInerney Funeral Home. Calling hours today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday at 8:30 a.m., Requiem High Mass in St. Patrick’s Church at 9. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/21/1962
SHURER - BLITZ, Florence A.
Age 101, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, May 9, 2008 at Elcor Health Services. Florence was born July 14, 1906, daughter of Joseph and Mary Danneker Shurer. She is predeceased by her husband Valentine C. Blitz, granddaughter Patricia Ann Jackson, grandson Valentine Jackson and great grandson Michael Boynton. Florence is survived by her children, with their spouses, Carl W. and Faith Blitz of Fenton, MI, Paul J. and Rita Blitz of Kennedy, NY, Dolores A. Searcy of Elmira, Robert V. and Sherry Blitz of Green Valley, AZ, and Mary L. Jackson with Henry Friends of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. Florence was retired from Iszard's Tea Room, where she worked for many years. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 13, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, May 14, 2008 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/11/2008.
MARTIN SIEROSLAWSKI late of 463 Powell Street died Sunday, Jan. 6, 1935 at 1:30 a.m. Besides his widow he is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Fred Quant of East Aurora, N.Y., and Mrs. Rose Widemer of Elmira and three brothers, John, William and Andrew, all of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 9 o’clock. Burial in the SS. Peter and Paul Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/1935
SIMONS CATHERINE L STACHOWSKI
Catherine L., Age 85, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Thursday, September 6, 2007, at the Living Center at the Highland in Pittsford, NY. She was born on November 28, 1921 in Waverly, NY to the late Clyde and Edna Simons. Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Raymond, on May 11, 1970. Survivors include her daughter, Barbara A. Stachowski of Baldwinsville, NY; son and daughter-in law, Todd R. and Mary (Maloney) Stachowski of Pittsford, NY; grandchildren, Eileen, Timothy and Julia Stachowski, all of Pittsford, NY; brothers, Edwin and James Simons, both of Waverly; sisters, Arlene Sampson of Waverly and Margaret Spencer of Athens, PA. Catherine will always be remembered as a warm and loving mother, sister and grandmother who was so proud of her grandchildren. She was actively involved at St. Charles Borromeo Church including the Rosary Society and coordinating the Bingo Program. She also served many years assisting with the voting elections and she enjoyed making pies and tarts from scratch which everyone enjoyed. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 10th, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 11th, at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church with Father Thomas O'Brien as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
SIMPSON Daniel H.
Age 82, of Big Flats, NY, formerly of Horseheads, NY. He was born January 9, 1926 in Dickson, PA, son of the late William and Ellen (French) Simpson, and died Friday, April 4, 2008, at home after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his wife, Mary Ann in 1980; and sister, Ellen Simpson; and is survived by his children, James D. Simpson of NC, William R. Simpson of Endicott, NY, and Nancy S. Simpson of Horseheads; beloved granddaughter, Maureen A. Hughes of Horseheads. Dan was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church. He was a veteran of WWII, a member of the American Legion Post 1612, Big Flats, and the Knights of Columbus Council 229. Dan was a well known area home builder, having built many homes in the Orchard Knoll subdivision in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, April 7th, from 5 to 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, April 8th, at 9:15 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dan through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care or St. Mary Our Mother Church. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/6/2008.
SINCOCK Elexus Marie
One week old daughter of James L. and Michella Fowler Sincock of Elmira, went to be an angel on Thursday, September 17, 2009. In addition to her parents, Elexus is survived by her sister Perri G., brother Brayden V., and twin sister, Paytn A. Sincock; maternal grandparents, Carl and Michella Fowler of Elmira; paternal grandmother Peggy Sincock of the Philippines; paternal grandparents, Jack Sincock and Rowena Campbell of Elmira; paternal great grandfather Donald Kienzle of Elmira; aunts and uncles, Carl and Becky Fowler of Ridgebury PA, James Fowler of Virginia, Tim Fowler of Caton, Mike Fowler of Elmira, Joe and Randi Fowler of Elmira, Mike and Sharri Sincock of Pine City, Dan and Ann Sincock of Big Flats, Ann and Bernie Senger of New Jersey. Also surviving are many cousins. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, September 22, 2009 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in memory of Elexus may be made to the Children's Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
SIPKA Edward Thomas
Age 94, died
March 9, 2010, at his home in Sun Lakes, AZ. Edward was born December 29, 1915 in Niagara Falls, NY, son of the late John and Amiela (Drzywiski) Sipka. He was predeceased by two wives, Mary Garby Sipka in 1969 and Madeleine Weatherbee Sipka in 1997. Edward is survived by his daughters, Lorraine Kraus of Davis, CA, and Jeanette Davie of Gilbert, AZ; four grandchildren in AZ and CA and five great-grandchildren in AZ. Edward retired from Hardinge Bros. in 1977 and was a member of the Elk's Lodge and a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call the James D Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901 on Monday, March 29th, from 6 to 9 p.m. A graveside service will be offered on Tuesday, March 30th, at 9 a.m. with Deacon William Dougherty officiating in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.28.2010
SIPKA - TARNTINO
Sophie T. Age 92, of 206 W. Center St., Elmira, NY. She was born October 5, 1913 in Niagara Fall, NY, daughter of the late John and Amiela (Drzywiski) Sipka and died Friday, December 2, 2005, unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her son, Richard in 1985; and husband, Nicholas in 2003; and sister, Helen Kaul in 2004. Sophie is survived by her daughter, Barbara Shaw of Elmira; one daughter-in-law; four grandchildren; two great-grandsons; brothers, Richard (Ann) Sipka of Horseheads and Edward Sipka of Sun City, AZ; sisters, Teresa Spallone of Elmira and Peg Kochin of Sayre, PA; sisters-in-law, Lena Minotti of OH, Virginia Rush of MI and Rose Korsey of HI; along with several nieces and nephews. Sophie was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. She retired from Morrison's Interior Design and was a former employee of the Elmira Knitting Mill. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., on Monday, December 5th from 2 to 4 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Tuesday, December 6th at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
SKEBEY Helen M. Age 93, died Friday, October 20th, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. She was born May 10th, 1913, to William T. and Winifred Skebey. She was pre-deceased by her parents; her sisters, Teresa Searles of Elmira, Rose Tierney of Hornell; her beloved brother, William D. "Danny" Skebey of Elmira; a nephew, Rev. James E. Tierney of Hornell; niece, Sherry Marie Skebey of Horseheads. She is survived by brother, Robert (Katie) Skebey of Horseheads; a sister, Mary Edwina (Peter) Krcmarich of Elmira; many nieces, nephews and several cousins. Helen was a retiree of Moore Business Forms and an avid Bingo player. She was a lifelong member of St. Patrick's Church in Elmira and had a great devotion to St. Jude. The Family wishes to express their gratitude to Rev. Thomas O'Brien and Rev. Christopher Linsler for their kindness and comfort. We also wish to thank all those who had any part in Helen's care at Elcor. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Monday, October 23rd, from 5 to 7 p.m. Prayer service there Tuesday, 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church at 10 a.m. Internment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
SKELLEY William Joseph
Boeing Design Engineer - Age 84, of Secane, Ridley Twp., PA, died
June 17, 2010 at the Taylor Hospice Residence. Born in Roaring Branch, PA on February 26, 1926, he attended St. Mary's School at St. Mary Parish Church in Elmira before moving on to Elmira South Side High School. Although he was to graduate in 1944, he graduated a year later (1945) due to polio and having to spend almost a year in rehab. He went on to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology) in New York on a scholastic scholarship on Mechanical Engineering and graduated. His first job after graduating from RIT was for Bell Helicopter in Niagara Falls City while he was living in Buffalo, NY. When the company moved to Texas, he moved with them to Fort Worth and worked with them for four to five years. He also worked for Fairchild Aircraft in Hagerstown, MD for five to seven years, moved to work with the US Navy in the Dept. of Aircraft Engineering in Washington, DC for a year, worked for Heller Helicopter Co. in California for more than a year, and also with a company on a heavy security, high profile engineering job in Oak Ridge, TN. Lastly, he retired as a Design Engineer from Boeing Vertol Helicopter in Ridley Twp., where he worked for more than 25 years. William was a member of Our Lady of Fatima Parish in Secane, the Boeing Management Organization, Society of Automotive Engineers, Helicopter Society, and Boeing Retirees. He is survived by his wife, Purita (nee Pujida) Skelley of Secane, Ridley Twp.; two children, Barbara Skelley Garcia of Yuba City, CA, Gregorio P. Skelley of Secane, Ridley Twp.; two brothers, James Eugene Skelley of Plymouth, MI and Jerome Skelley of La Palma, CA; four sisters, Kathleen Felix of Chapel Hill, NC, Mary Ellen Ritter of Melbourne, FL, Rita Billingsley of Melbourne, FL, and Sheila Skelley of Berwyn Heights, MD; as well as two grandsons. He was predeceased by his parents, John Paul and Margaret (nee Bebble) Skelley; and brother, Paul Michael Skelley. Calling hours will be held Thursday at 10:00 a.m. in the Church of Our Lady of Fatima, South Ave. in Secane. A Funeral Mass will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place Friday at 11:00 a.m. at SS. Peter & Paul Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Contributions in William's memory may be made to Our Lady of Fatima Church, 1 Fatima Dr., Secane, PA 19108. Arrangements are by the Cavanagh Family Funeral Home in Norwood, PA. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 21, 2010
JOSEPH SKLARKOWSKI, 766 E. Fifth St., Saturday, Dec. 18, 1943 at 1 a.m. Survived by wife Josephine; daughters, Mrs. Herman Rottenberg, Mrs. John J. Reidy, Mrs. Charles Rosploch; sons, Stanley, Martin, Lawrence; seven grandchildren. Body is at Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home and will be removed to the home of Mrs. Rosploch, 762 E. Fifth St., Sunday. Funeral Tuesday 8:15 a.m. at home, 9 at St. Casimir’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1943
STANLEY K. (SKI) SKLARKOWSKI of 768 E. Fifth St. Tuesday, Apr. 15, 1947. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lottie Sklarkowski; daughter, Barbara; son, Raymond; mother, Mrs. Josephine Sklarkowski; sisters, Mrs. Martha Rotenberg, Mrs. Charles Rosploch and Mrs. John Reidy; brothers, Martin and Lawrence; several nieces and nephews, all of Elmira. Body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home and will be removed Wednesday to the family home where the funeral will be held Friday at 8:15 a.m. and at St. Casimir’s Church at 9 a.m. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/1947
SKORODYNSKI - LAGONEGRO, Julia
Age 88 of Elmira, died Sunday, November 15, 2009 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. Julia was born March 14, 1921 a daughter of the late John and Mary Skorodynski. She was predeceased by her first husband Julian Kozlowski, second husband Julius D. Lagonegro, DDS, and sister Ann Stempin. Julia is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Richard M. and Lucy Kozlowski of Apalachin NY; grandchildren, Julie, Cathy and Rick; 5 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Fran Skordinski, Michael and Connie Skordynski all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Julia loved to listen and dance to polka music. She looked forward every year to attending the Ukrainian festival in Elmira Heights. Along with her second husband, Julia enjoyed traveling, going to and buying items at flea markets. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Dick and Lucy would like to extend a special thanks to Mike and Connie Skordynski for the loving support and care they have shown to Julia over the years. Published in Star-Gazette on November 16, 2009
Donald J. Formerly of Elmira and most recently of Troy, PA died very unexpectedly on Monday April 11, 2005 at the Robert Packer Hospital after becoming ill at the age of 67. Born here in Elmira, on June 12, 1937, Don joined the United States Army following school. After returning home to Elmira, he was employed with the United States Post Office as a mail handler for over 28 years until his retirement. He was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and is remembered by his family as a loving father who provided well for their care. Surviving is Don's daughter and son-in-law, Debra & Dennis Peck, Lowman his grandchildren, Jeremy, Sarah, Joshua, Mollie and Maria Peck, his former wife and friend, Janet Sassano Slawson, brothers, Robert and Thomas Slawson; a sister, Mary Ruth; sister-in-law, Joan Slawson, and a cherished friend and companion, Hazel Ashton, nieces, nephews, former coworkers and friends which will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, April 15, 2005 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. A committal service along with full military honors will follow in the Gardens at Caywood's with the Chemung County Veterans Honor Guard. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Don was predeceased by his father, Thomas Slawson, a brother,Richard Slawson; and his twin son's Thomas and Anthony Slawson.
FRED SMART age 77 of 422 Hathorne Court, Monday, April 25, 1966. Body at Barrett Funeral Home where friends may call Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Cecilia’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Recitation of prayers for the dead Wednesday at 8 p.m. Survived by wife, Mrs. Julia C. Smart; daughters, Mrs. Russell Tressler of Horseheads, Miss Dorothy Smart of Sacramento, Calif.; brothers, Harold of Seneca Falls and Clarence of Branchport; two grandchildren; four great-grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church, retired employee of the Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1966
SMITH - A'BRUNZO, C. Elizabeth "Betty", Age 81, of Elmira, died peacefully at her home, Friday, April 18, 2008, surrounded by her loving family, going home to be with the love of her life, Louis N. A'Brunzo, who predeceased her on June 19, 1980. Betty was born July 19, 1926, a daughter of Arthur and Amanda Fleming Smith. In addition to her husband, she is predeceased by her brothers, Arthur, Charles "Bill", John "Jack" Smith, sister Ruth Clark, son-in-law Edward McHenry, grandson Mitchell Long, brothers-in-law, Anthony A'Brunzo, John Palma, and sister-in-law Gen A'Brunzo. Betty is survived by her daughters, Linda A. Sugnet of Port St. Lucie, FL, with Jerry Rice, Nancy M. Zito of Elmira, with Dave Barton, who was Betty's very special handyman, Ann M. McHenry of Elmira, M. Christine Paul of Elmira, with her husband Rickey D.; grandchildren, Tracey (Michael) Jiménez, Jennifer (Patrick) Heise, Amy (Jeff) Limoncelli, Michael (Karin) Fargo, Kristy Long with Dave Akins, Bryan (Lauriann) McHenry, Elizabeth McHenry with Shawn Stugart, Eric, Marcus, Jad, Jordan, and Corey Paul; great-grandchildren, Riley Heise, Julia Jiménez, Joey Sabin, Nico and Mikey Limoncelli, Jordyn and Maddy Fargo, Joey, Allen and Abigail Long, Zachry and Bryce Akins, Justyn and Louie McHenry, Devon Jackson, Ari Powell, and Nina Stugart. Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Donald and Mary Smith of Canandaigua, NY, Garry and Vicki Smith of Bloomfield, NY; sisters and brother-in-law, Gail Nixon of Canandaigua, NY, Jean and Frank Fiorentino of Canandaigua, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John A'Brunzo of Elmira, Philip and Herma A'Brunzo of Elmira Heights, Vincent and Sally A'Brunzo of Elmira, Helen Smith of Alexandria, VA, Rose Marie Palma of Roseland, NJ, Thelma Smith of Canandaigua, NY; special "coffee buddy" Al Long, Jr.; and her very special canine companion "Harley", who will be in therapy next week. Betty was born in Canandaigua, NY. She married Louis on April 24, 1948. Betty was a parishioner at St. Anthony's Church for 60 years, active as a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. She also taught religious instruction there for 23 years. Betty worked as the secretary for the Centertown Parking Garage, retiring after ten years of service. Betty's family has lost their mom, grandmother, sister, and best friend. Though their lives have forever changed, Betty's legacy continues through her family, and she will always be remembered and forever in their hearts. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to Betty's Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at St. Anthony's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Betty's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/20/2008.
SMITH - BROWN
Coraleen A. Age 53, of 704 Oak St., Elmira, NY. She was born December 22, 1952 in Elmira, daughter of the late Floyd G. Smith and Victoria (Acaro) McConnell, and died Monday, February 13, 2006, unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 28 years, Robert; children, Roseann Smith and Tyrone Smith, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Latisha Bell, Jamel Glass, Tyrone Smith, Jr., Michael Williams, Jr., Robert Smith and Anthony Smith; brothers and sisters-in-law, Floyd and Jean Smith of Elizabeth City, NC, John and Vicki Smith of Elmira; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Coraleen was employed at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for 25 years. She was a member and past vice president of local 1111, C.W.A. Union. She was an avid bingo player and bowler. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, February 16th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
SMITH DORIS H. PANETTA
Doris H. Age 88, of Elmira, NY. She was born January 15, 1918 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Hylie (O'Dell) Smith and died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Panetta, Sr. in 1990; and is survived by her children and their spouses, Ernest Panetta, Jr. of Adams Center, NY, Patricia and William Mawhir of Elmira, Robert and Virginia Panetta of Millerton, PA, Nancy and Evan Densmore of Horseheads, Mary Margaret and Marvin Silvers of Elmira, Joan DeWick of CT; sisters, Hazel Howland and Rose Panetta, both of Elmira, Marian Rockwell of TX; along with many devoted grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Panetta was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, June 18th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, June 19th, at 1:30 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 2 p.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Doris through donations to 4D Skilled Nursing, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
SMITH James P. Retired Elmira Police Captain Age 90 of Jefferson St., Elmira, died Tuesday, August 8, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Jim, son of Louis and Nellie Maney Smith, was predeceased by his wife, Loretta Henderson Smith in 1994 and brother, Louis Smith in 1990. He is survived by his children, with spouses, Francis and Maureen Smith and Gail and Gene Kozemko all of Elmira; grandchildren, with spouses, Peter and Debbie Smith, Shaun and Sue Smith, Sheila and Dennis Regan, James P. I and Colleen Smith, Bridget and Jeff Landis, Megan Smith, Paul Smith, Karen and Frank Steed, Colleen and Kevin McCarthy and Mickey and Shell Kozemko; eleven great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Dolores Smith of Horseheads along with many nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInery Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and Water Sts., on Friday August 11, 2000, from 5:00 to 8:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, August 12, 200 at 8:15 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:00 A.M. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Jim retired in 1968, as a Captain from the Elmira Police Department after twenty-nine years of service. He later worked for a number of years with the Chemung County Sheriff's Department. Jim was a life long communicant of St. Mary's Church. He was a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society, Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Horseheads Elks. He was also a long time volunteer with St. Joseph's Hospital, receiving their "Spirit" award in 1995, and for a number of years, a volunteer at Notre Dame High School bingo. Donations may be directed to NotreDame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 or St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira NY 14901.
SMITH Rose Panetta
Age 88 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 26, 1922 in Great Bend, PA, daughter of the late Frank and Hylie (O'Dell) Smith and died
Tuesday, December 7, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Albert in 2000; son Stephen in 1972 and siblings Doris, Pearl, Hazel, Marion, Harry and Howard. She is survived by her daughters and son-in-law Sherry and DeWayne Grover of Towanda, PA, Rosemary Root of Elmira; grandchildren Stephen Root, Craig Root, Janette (Mark) Badeau, all of Elmira, Stacey (Wayne) Williams and Karen Grover all of Towanda, PA; great grandchildren Brittany, Emily, Jonathan, Megan, Holden and Grier all of Elmira, Kaitlyn, Gavin and Ethen all of Towanda, PA along with several nieces and nephews. Rose was an avid reader and formerly an avid bowler. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 10th from 10 to 11 am. Her funeral service will be held at 11 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Rose through donations to the America Diabetes Assoc. or the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette - December 9, 2010
SNOWDEN James K., Sr.
Age 95 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 27, 1916 in Messina, NY son of the late Rose and Edward Snowden and died peacefully Monday, December 19, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his beloved wife of 72 years, Nathalia E. (Davis); daughter Elizabeth R. Graham of Elmira; son James K. Snowden, Jr. of Belleville, IL; grandchildren Kelly D. Graham of Elmira, Brittanie A. Snowden of Belleville, IL; great grandson Malachi J. Snowden of Belleville, IL; his beloved canine companion "Sparky"; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Elsie and Howard Ransey; brothers-in-law Charles R. Davis, Sr. and Eldred Pannell all of Elmira along with a host of special nieces, nephews and many friends and neighbors. Mr. Snowden was the first African-American Eagle Scout in New York State. He was a lifetime member of Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church; was the first African-American supervisor at Kennedy Valve and retired from there after 40 years of service and was one of the founding fathers of the Elmira Small Fry. Mr. Snowden was a Civil Service Commissioner, served on the Elmira Housing Authority and Chemung County Human Relations Boards. He received many accolades from the City of Elmira and the Small Fry Association for the many years of mentoring youth in Elmira. He was also Ernie Davis' first basketball coach when Ernie came to Elmira. As a basketball coach, his teams never lost a tournament. He was a kind, gentle and soft spoken man, his family was always his priority, but he never refused to extend a helping hand to others. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 22nd from 12 to 1 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 pm. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember James through donations to Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 402 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 or Elmira Small Fry, P.O. Box 165, Pine City, NY 14871. His family extends a special thank you to Dr. Keith Parker; Rita Carbone, Director of Nursing; Judy Sackett, Charge Nurse and the entire staff of 3A Skilled Nursing Unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care, above and beyond, given to our husband, father and grandfather. Star Gazette – December 22, 2011
SOLEWSKI Mary L. COBB, 89, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, January 29, 1998 at Elcor Health services. Mrs. Cobb graduated from Troy High School. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church in Elmira; retired from Remington Rand and re-entered and completed nurses training at age 55, returned to work and retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia Lauper of Pine City, NY, Maureen (Mickey) and Francis Morris of Elmira, NY; sons and daughters-in-law, Michael and Ardeth Cobb of Elmira, Richard and Ann Cobb of Big Flats, NY; brother, Stanley Soule of Toms River, NY; 17 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, Arthur F. Cobb. Funeral services were held at the Barrett funeral Home in Elmira on February 2 with the Rev. Richard Farrell officiating and interment to be in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery in Elmira. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday February 5, 1998
SORINO Lidio R. "Lee" Retired Elmira City Police Officer Age 77, died Tuesday, January 15, 2002 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Surviving are his wife of 38 years, Lula Frutchey; stepson, Richard Oldham of San Jose, CA; sisters Mary Miller of Cairo, NY and Vincee Sorino of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Lettie (Leon) Evans of Elmira, NY; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins and beloved black cat "Spooker". He was predeceased by his parents, John and Josephine Petruciani Sorino and on November 25, 2001; his brother, Carmen Sorino. Lee was a communicant of St. Mary's Church (Southside), and a Police Officer with the Elmira Police Department for 25 years, retiring in 1982. He was a life time member of the Elks Lodge No. 62 and of the V.F.W. Post No. 1536. He was also a member of the American Legion, Harry B. Bentley Post No. 0443, having 35 years of continuous service. Lee was a veteran of W.W.II, having served with the US Navy as a Motor Machinist Mate 3rd Class. He was an avid golfer and enjoyed traveling with his wife, Lula. It was Lee's wishes that there be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 10 AM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. The Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. A service of committal will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, Elmira with full Military Honors being accorded by the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad for Lee. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, NYS-Memorial Proc. Center, PO Box 31160, Hartford, CN 06150-1160 or to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904 in Lee's name.
SORINO - MILLER, Mary M. (Sorino)
Loving mother, devoted grandmother and genuine friend - "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I shall fear not evil, for thou art with me." Psalm 23:4 After 86 years, Mary M. (Sorino) Miller peacefully died on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at the Columbia Memorial Hospital in Hudson, NY, following a very brief illness. Mary resided at Eden Park Nursing Facility after living with her daughter, Janice, on Church Street, Leeds, NY. Born in Elmira on October 8, 1921, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Josephine (Petricciani) Sorino. She graduated from Southside High School and worked at the Remington Rand, A&P Grocery Store and as a home health aide while raising her family. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Mary is survived by her loving son, John and his wife, Carol of Great Meadows, NJ; and her loving daughters, Virginia Harrison and her husband, George of Halfmoon, NY, and Janice Miller of Leeds, NY. Her adored grandchildren are Kristen (Lee) Householder of Richmond, VA, Zachery (Evon) Harrison of Las Vegas, NV, Lisa (John) Nagle of Richmond, VA, Olivia (Steven) Claypool of Ballston Spa, NY, and Elizabeth (Brett) Siebenhar of Pinecrest, NC. Her precious great-grandchildren are Jacob, Elizabeth, Emma, Glen, Brady, Donovan, Kylee and Cassidy. She is survived by her devoted sister, Vincee Sorino, who lives in Elmira; her sister-in-law, Lulu Sorino, also of Elmira; along with nieces and nephew, Jackie French, Jennifer (Michael) Alvaro and John (Terri) Sorino. Mary's greatest joys were her children and grandchildren. Her family was everything to her. She also enjoyed gardening and reading. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, on Saturday, August 9, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. The Rev. Robert MacNamara will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions may be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude's Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2008
SOWA - LOCKWOOD, Irene S.
Of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, March 26, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Elmira, NY to the late Thomas and Katherine (Mitus) Sowa. Irene is survived by her sons, Christopher J. (Linda) Lockwood and Timothy P. Lockwood both of Elmira; daughter, Cynthia K. (Jeff) Barr of Elmira; grandchildren, Debora (Chuck) Wilke, Christopher J. Lockwood II and Katherine (Chris) Pavlina all of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Christopher and Samantha Pavlina, Hannah, Noah, Sarah and Adah Wilke all of Elmira; sister, Helen (John) Swiatek of MA; niece, Deborah (Francis) Olbrych of MA; nephews, Jack (Marianne) Swiatek and Tim Swiatek both of MA. Irene was employed as a stenographer for Chemung County Intake Court for 35 years and was a lifelong member of St. Casimir's Church. At Irene's request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, March 30th at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, with Father Jeremiah Moynihan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to St. Casimir's Church, 1012 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901. The family would like to thank the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing for the wonderful care give to Irene. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2009
SOWA Mary A. "Lizzie" (Sowa) Liberatore
Age 86 of Carpenter Apartments, formerly of W. Seventh St., Elmira, died Friday, May 25, 2012. Survived by daughter, Toni (Cal) West, Elmira; son Chuck (Katrina Dolan) Liberatore, Elmira; granddaughters, Stephanie West, Greenwich, CT, Lindsay (Tony) West Clearwater, Elmira; great- grandchildren, Ellie, Drew, Caroline & Cal Clearwater; sister, Rose Guerrero, Guam; sister-in-law Arleen Sowa, Waverly; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many devoted & caring friends; pre-deceased by parents, Felix and Antonina Zabawa Sowa; sisters, Helen (Jim) Decker, Anna Sullivan; brothers, John, Andrew (Marge), George, and Joseph Sowa. Mary was retired from A & P and Artistic Greetings. She was a avid Yankee fan, loved music, and a very generous & caring person who loved her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in her name to the Arctic League (envelopes available at the Mass). A thank you to two special people who helped care lovingly for our Mother, Barb & Dee Dee. Those wishing may attend her Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, May 30th in St. Casimir's Church at 10 a.m. Burial to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – May 28, 2012
SOWA Liberatore, Mary A. "Lizzie" nee: Sowa
Her Mass of Christian Burial was held in St. Casimir's Church Wednesday, May 30, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. with Presider, Father Scott Kubinski; Altar Server, Ray Kreydatus; Organist, Jean McCormick; Cantor, Jessica Rutledge; readers, Stephanie West, Granddaughter, Tony Clearwater, Lindsay Clearwater, Granddaughter, & Kathy Sweeney; Presentation of Gifts by Ellie & Drew Clearwater, Great Grandchildren; remarks of Remembrance by Cal West. Father Kubinski conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – May 29, 2012
SPADARO - DOMBROSKI
Margaret A. Age 82, died on Saturday, May 21, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born in Rochester, NY, on September 28, 1922, Margaret was the daughter of Anthony and Pearl Spadaro. She was married to Joseph P. Dombroski in 1941 until his passing in 1986. Margaret enjoyed being a homemaker and caring for her loving family who survive and cherish her memory, four children, Joan M. and Francis Scrocarelli, Southport, Phyllis J. Dombroski, Elmira Heights, Mary H. and George Adkisson, KY, and Jean M. Pletl, Palmyra, NY; four grandchildren, Matthew (Shannon) Karski, Thersa (Paul) Wagner, Eric (Ruth) Oldroyd, Jennifer (Matthew) Dennis; a brother, John (Vera) Spadaro, Kirkwood, NY; sisters-in-law, Margaret Deegan and Cathryn Dombroski; several great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was also predeceased by her sister, Christine. Private visitation and funeral services will take place at her families' convenience with interment in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, or the Alzheimer's Assoc. in Margaret's memory.
SPALLONE - NOTARTOMASO, Grace M. nee: Spallone
Age 85, died Tuesday, July 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her children, Thomas Notartomaso, Elmira, Mary Rose Hackathorn, Elmira, Donna (Thomas) Kendall, Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Nicole Kendall, Michelle (fiancé, Chris Payne) Kendall of Gillett, PA, Scott, Kaylin and Lysa (fiancé, Joe Stanton) Hackathorn, all of Elmira; great-granddaughter, MacKenna Payne; special niece and nephew, Joanne and Peter Yeager, Elmira; sister and brothers, Joseph (Renate) Spallone, Alfred and Lillian Spallone, Mary Frances (Richard) Smith; sisters-in-law, Connie Discenza, and LeClaire Notartomaso; brother-in-law, Raymond (Jean) Bodewes; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by husband, Daniel. Grace was a communicant of the Blessed Sacrament parish, member of the Sacred Heart Ladies at St. Anthony's Church, he 3rd Order of Dominicans and the Italian American Veterans Club Auxiliary. She also was retired from Elmira Heights School System as Cafeteria Manager at Thomas Edison High School. Those wishing may make a donation in Grace's memory to the Dominican Monastery (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, July 31, from 5 to 8 p.m. A prayer service there Friday, at 9 a.m. followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
SPALLONE John Anthony Sr.
Age 53 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday August 17, 2012. John was born in Elmira, NY on August 29, 1958 the son of Vincent J. and Theresa Sipka Spallone. John married his wife Lori F. Koliwasky on February 14, 1997. He was a retired corrections officer, Drill Instructor for the NYS Department of Corrections, Monterey Shock Incarceration Facility. Mr. Spallone volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, he had just joined the NS Powertrain Bike Team and was mapping out the Bike Tour for the Race for the Cure. John loved building and will be missed dearly by his 3 cats and 3 dogs. He was pre-deceased by his father Vincent J. Spallone. Mr. Spallone is survived by his loving wife Lori; son: Andrew N. Spallone of Horseheads,NY; mother: Theresa Sipka Spallone of Horseheads, NY; brother: Vincent Spallone of Tampa, FL; sisters and brother-in-law: Rosemarie and Charles Franzese of Watkins Glen, NY; Barbara Mold of Elmira, NY; brothers and sister-in-laws: George F. and Marnie Koliwasky of Horseheads, NY; Sherry and Doug Sears of Clifton Park, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday August 21, 2012 at 10 AM St. Peter and Paul's Church in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Walter Wainwright Officiating. In Lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to the Chemung County Humane Society Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. The family would like to give a special thank you to Charlie and Seana Juda and Angie and Chris. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – August 21, 2012
SPALLONE Rose A. McElligott
Elmira: Age 89, died at her home, on Friday morning, August 12, 2011, with her family by her side. Rose was born November 10, 1921, a daughter of the late Anthony and Rosina (Spetaccino) Spallone. She is also predeceased by her sisters, Lena Maddalena and Grace Chiacchierini, brothers Nicholas, Anthony, Philip, Vincent and Salvatore Spallone. Rose is survived by her husband Patrick McElligott; sister Molly Richardson and Frank Spallone, she is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews. According to Rose's wishes there will be no prior calling hours. Private family services will be held. Burial will take place in St. Peter & Paul Cemetery. At a later date there will be a memorial mass in her memory. Those wishing may remember Rose with a donation to either Southern tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – August 13, 2011
SPAZIANI - RUCCI
Lydia G. of 1063 N. Main St., Elmira. died at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center on December 17, 2001. Lydia is survived by sons, George of Elmira and Dennis (Wendy) Rucci of Schenectady, NY; Grandchildren: Kathleen and Justin Rucci of Schenectady; Sisters: Helen Lisi of Elmira, Mary Buonanno & Victoria Theresa (Henry) Alteri of Schenectady; Brother, Ulisse (Nellie) Spaziani of Elmira: Sisters-in-law: Emily Spaziani, Marion Spaziani & Helen Spaziani; Many Nieces, Nephews & cousins. Pre-deceased by Husband, Alfonso, brothers; James, Henry & August Spaziani & sister, Anna Canali. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations in Lydia's Memory to St. Anthony/St. Patrick Churches or a Charity of their choice. Lydia was a communicant of St. Anthony/St. Patrick Parish, a Member of its Ladies Sacred Heart Society and was employed at the family's restaurant, Lib's Supper Club, for over 35 years. Family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, December 19, 2001 4-7 PM. Prayer service there Thursday 9:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Patrick's Church, Rev. Walter Wainwright , Celebrant. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
SPEAR Bonnie Spear Gromes
Age 69 of Elmira Heights, died on Thur. Sept. 12, 2013 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health. Born on July 11, 1944 in, Elmira Bonnie was the daughter of the late Ralph & Lena Spear. She was married to Richard A. "Dick" Gromes on Sept. 26, 1975 and he predeceased her on July 6, 2006.Bonnie was the proprietor of Grandma Gromes Day Care for many years. She attended Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Her interests included watching her children and grandchildren play sports, many outdoor activities and her cat. Bonnie is survived by her children, Richard A. Jr. (Jennifer) Gromes, Elmira; Ronald A. (Kimberly) Gromes, Elmira; and Jolena Gromes, Elmira; six beloved grandchildren, Cassandra, Brittany, Natalie, Mitchell, Peyton and Douglas "DJ"; Siblings, Charles, Dwight, Rena and John; many nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by siblings, Linda and Linden. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. Sept. 16, 2013 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with the Rev. William Vallet officiating. Burial will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 15, 2013
SPENCER Betty J. RICE
A longtime resident of Elmira, NY died Sunday morning, August 29, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 78. Betty was born June 4, 1932 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of Roy and Esther Spencer. Betty graduated from Southside High School and then married her first love Joseph on May 17, 1952 at St. Mary's Church Southside. She retired from Marine Midland bank after 34 years of service. She was instrumental in starting the local chapter of the Association for Retarded Citizens and also spent time as a volunteer for the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society . She has been a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Betty loved to watch both the Mets and the Buffalo Bills. She was blessed with artistic talent and her favorite pastime was painting landscapes and creating special gifts of art for her family. She spent many enjoyable hours on her patio in the afternoons painting, especially following her retirement. She was an inspiration to everyone to never give up hope or lose faith, and she had incredible resiliency and perseverance. She will be deeply missed by all that knew her. Betty is survived by her husband Joseph of 52 years. She is also survived by five children, William Rice of Elmira, NY, Nancy Peedin and husband Greg of Medina, NY, Dina Hagerich and husband Richard of Richmond, VA, Andrew Rice and wife Debbie of Elmira, NY and Lorraine Gagnon and husband Gary of Lewiston, ME; ten grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to call on Thursday, September 2nd from 4-7 p.m. at Caywoods Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on September 3rd at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church Southside with burial service to follow at St. Peter and Paul's cemetery in Southport. In lieu of flowers, the family invites donations to be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 31, 2010
DANIEL WILLIAM SPENCER, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Roy Spencer Jr. of 1011 McHenry St. Monday, Jan. 21, 1952. Survived by parents; sister, Constance; brother, Roy Spencer, 3rd, all at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Spencer Sr. of Elmira, Mrs. Bridget McSweeney of Ireland. The body is at the McCarthy Funeral Home, 628 Pennsylvania Ave. Burial today in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/22/1952
Age 90, of Elmira, died Saturday, May 19, 2007. She is survived by a sister, Mary Spetaccino; brothers-in-law, Ralph Butler and Arthur Mahonski; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by brother, Nicholas Spetaccino; sisters, Grayce Mahonski and Antoinette Butler. Josephine was self-employed beautician, communicant of St. Anthony's Church, and a former secretary of the Cosmetology Association of Elmira. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, May 26, with a prayer service there at 9:20 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.
SPETACCINO - BUZZETTI, Mary L.
Age 95, formerly of 813 Lincoln Street, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008, at Bethany Manor. She was born in Elmira on October 20, 1912, the daughter of the late Peter Spetaccino and Melanina Cassetta. Mary was a lifetime resident of Elmira and graduated from Southside High School. Mary and John Buzzetti were married September 21, 1935 in Elmira. He predeceased her on September 27, 1968. Their son Richard, died on October 25, 2005. Mary started her career with the Bulova Watch Company before raising her four sons. She returned to work at Westinghouse Electric, and from there went to work for Chemung County Department of Social Services. Mary was an accounts clerk there and retired in 1977. She was an active member of Blessed Sacrament Parish, attending St. Anthony's Church, where she was a Eucharistic Minister, and member of the Ladies of Charity and Nocturnal Adoration Society. Mary is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Mary Ann Buzzetti of Orlando, FL, Chuck and Nancy Buzzetti, and Peter Buzzetti, all of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Peggy Buzzetti of Elmira; brother, Peter Spettaccino of Morristown, NJ; niece, Mary Lou (Steve) Andrus of Penn Yan, nephews, Dominic (Sally) Bianco of Broomfield, CO, Mark (Lori) Spetaccino of Morristown, NJ; 17 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren. Mary is also predeceased by her sister, Rose (Sal) Bianco, and brother, Nicholas (Joan) Spette. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 22, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 23, 2008 at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be directed to either the American Heart Association of the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/21/2008.
Nicholas A. Age 89, of 3374 Lower Maple Avenue, Elmira, New York, died on Thursday, December 27, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on November 23, 1912 in Italy to the late Anthony and Maria (Cardone) Spetaccino. Nicholas was also predeceased by his sisters Grace Mahonsky and Antoinette Butler. Survivors include his wife Beverly Spetaccino of Elmira; sons, David J. Spetaccino of Boston and James A. Spetaccino of Elmira; sisters, Josephine and Mary Spetaccino both of Elmira; 5 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 2, 2002 from 10 AM to 12 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 PM with Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
SPIAK Richard Dawain, Sr.
Age 73 of Elmira, NY. He was born December 5, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late William B. and Gladys (Wood) Spiak, and died Sunday, November 8, 2009, unexpectedly at home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Barbara; brother, John Arthur Spiak; and uncle, Stanley Wood. Dick is survived by his children, Richard Dawain Spiak, Jr. of Houston, TX, Richard Dean Spiak of Lowman and Pamela Spiak Nickerson of Alpine, NY; brother and sister-in-law, William and Lorraine Spiak of Columbia Crossroads, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Gladys M. Hart of Lady Lake, FL, Mary and Merill Morgan, Jr. of Erin, Roseanna and David Truesdale of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Kathy Spiak of Rensselaer, NY; grandchildren, Charles and Joshua Voorhees and Alison Spiak; companion, Dorothy Whitlow of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Dick was employed with Thatcher Glass and retired from Anchor Glass. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 11th from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Thursday, November 12th at 11 a.m. Rev. William Wells will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on November 10, 2009
WILLIAM SPIAK SR.
William B. Spiak Sr., 87, of Lowman, NY, died Saturday, February 5, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Mr. Spiak was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church and retired from General Electric in 1869 with 23 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Gladys Wood Spiak; sons and daughters-in-law, William Jr. and Lorraine of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Richard Sr. of Elmira and John and Kathy of Ogdensburg, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Gladys and Bob Hart of Beaver Dams, NY; Mary and Merrill Morgan of Erin, NY and Roseanna and David Truesdale of Horseheads, NY; brothers, John of Cohoes, NY, Michael and Andrew both of Watervliet, NY; sisters, Mary Trimm of Cohoes, NY and Eva Paul of Albany, NY; brother-in-law, Stanley Wood of Lowman, NY; 14 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Barbara Spiak, in 1991 and a brother-in-law, Maxwell Wood, in 1972. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Peter and Paul's Church on February 8 with interment to be in the cemetery there. Arrangements were by the Barrett Funeral Home. (TGR, Thursday, February 10, 1994)
HENRY F. SPLANN
Henry F. Splann, 67, of Elmira, NY died Thursday, October 22, 1992 after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Elmira, Henry retired from LaFrance Equipment Co. in 1989. He was a long-time communicant of St. Mary's Church. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Josephine Hope Splann; daughters, Elaine Allison of Horseheads, NY, Carol Splann of Houston, TX; sons, Henry (Suzanne) Splann of Elmira, Martin (Lorraine) Splann of Utica, NY; sister, Mary Mizzoni of Corning, NY; four grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held October 26 at the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home and St. Mary's Church, Elmira, with burial to be in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations may be made to the Southern Tier Hospice or the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, October 29, 1992)
JOSEPH T. SPLANN, Deerfield, Mass., formerly of Elmira. Body is at the home of his sister, Miss Elizabeth Splann, 638 Pennsylvania Ave., where services will be held Monday, (July 10, 1944) 8 a.m., 9 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/8/1944
SPLANN - MIZZONI, Mary Theresa (Splann) "M.T."
Age 82, died peacefully on Saturday, February 28, 2009, at Founder's Pavilion in Corning, NY. She was born in Elmira June 6, 1926 and grew up there, the daughter of the late Agnes (Agan) and Henry F. Splann, Sr. M.T. graduated from Elmira Catholic High School and earned a B.S. degree from Elmira College. She spent the majority of her professional life working in research at Corning, Inc., and, among other honors, was awarded a U.S. Patent Office Letters Patent for Luminescent Glasses in 1978. She was a very intelligent, loving, generous, independent woman who enjoyed, among other things, skiing, golf, bridge, taking walks in her Corning neighborhood with her dogs, gardening, and socializing with her many friends and family, who will miss her smiles. M.T. is predeceased by her parents; her husband's parents, Nazzareno and Rose Pietro Mizzoni of Corning; her husband, John G. Mizzoni; brother and sister-in-law, Henry F., Jr. and Josephine Splann of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Dominic and Louise Mizzoni of Corning, Anthony Mizzoni of Florida; along with several aunts, uncles, cousins (local and otherwise); and other relatives. She is survived by daughter, Deborah Mizzoni of Jacksonville, FL; sisters-in-law, Winifred Mizzoni of Florida, Theresa Spaccio of Corning; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Delores Mizzoni of Watkins Glen; several nieces and nephews, Elaine Allison of Horseheads, Henry F. (Suzy) Splann, III of Elmira, Martin (Lorraine) Splann of New Hartford, NY, Carol (John) Brand of Katy, TX; along with numerous great and great-great nieces and nephews, cousins, and extended family. M.T. was a communicant at All Saints Parish in Corning. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, March 4, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, March 5, 2009 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Private interment at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to a charity of the donor's choice in M.T.'s memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/3/2009
SPOHN Sr. Ursuline, SSJ Age 93 died on Wednesday, August 1, 2001 at St. Joseph Convent Infirmary. Sister Ursaline entered the Sisters of St. Joseph in 1945 from St. ANthony's Parish, Elmira, NY. Survived by her sister, Sarah Olson of Palm Harbor, FL; nieces, nephews and her Sisters in the Congregation of St. Joseph. Calling hours at the Sisters of St. Joseph Motherhouse, 4095 East Ave., Rochester, Sunday evening, 7-9 and 2-4 PM. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated in the Motherhouse Chapel, Monday evening at 7:00 PM. Burial will be on Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM in Sts. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Contributions may be made to the St. Joseph Convent infirmary, in her memory.
SPONYOE Mary Theresa (Sponyoe, McNaney) Kelley
Penfield, NY: Aged 60, died at home surrounded by family on Monday, December 10, 2012, after a long battle with cancer. Predeceased by her loving parents, Joseph and Edna (Ferris) Sponyoe, and brother Joe Sponyoe. Survived by her devoted husband Robert Kelley; daughter Jessica Dekdebrun and son-in-law Zachary; daughter Joanna (McNaney) Stein and daughter-in-law Margot; son Adam McNaney and daughter-in-law Julie Beauregard; step-children Robbie and Rachel Kelley; grandsons, Andrew McNaney and Mark Dekdebrun; great-granddaughter Evelyn Foote; her beloved siblings, with their spouses, Ann and Hugh Thorner, Joan and Nadir Figueroa, John and Joyce Sponyoe; sister-in-law Harriet Sponyoe; many treasured nephews, nieces, and dear friends. A teacher at St. Paul's Child Care Center in Rochester, Mary loved working with children. Her smile and humor brought joy to everyone who knew her. Mary will be deeply missed by all whose lives she touched. Friends may call Thursday, December 13, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, December 14, 2012 at 8:45 a.m., followed by Mary's Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. All are invited. Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary with a donation to the American Cancer Society , 1400 Winton Road N, Rochester NY 14609-5831. Star Gazette – December 12, 2012
SPROUL - STRASZYNSKI Marie F.
Age 89, died on Monday, January 25, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on December 19, 1920 in Elmira, NY to the late Charles and Irene Sproul. Marie was predeceased by her sister, Norma Sproul; brother, Gerald Sproul; husband, Leo Straszynski, his former wife, Katherine and their daughter, Marie's step-daughter, Theresa (Straszynski) Dobek. Survivors include her niece, Pamela LaVigne; nephew, Roger Sproul; sister-in-law, Rose Sproul; son-in-law, Walter Dobek; grandchildren, Kathleen (Dobek) Willis, Thomas Dobek, Daniel Dobek, John Dobek, Barbara Dobek, Maureen Dobek and Michael Dobek. Marie was very involved in her church, volunteered for Meals on Wheels and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She took care of her mother, sister and husband in their time of need until their end of life. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, January 29th, at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church with Father Jeremiah Moynihan as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.