St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
TACCHI Robert J.
Age 66, of Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Sat., Dec. 29, 2007. Bob was born in Garden City, NY, on Dec. 31, 1940 to the late Mario and Juline (Sargeant) Tacchi. He was also predeceased by his sister, Juline Wine; a brother, Harold Tacchi. He is survived by his loving wife, friend and caregiver, Janny (Schrage); daughters, Christine Lee Crook, Diane Elizabeth (David) Sarro, all of Ormond Beach, FL, Paige Ellen Leber of Buffalo, NY, Courtney Anne (Michael) Lewis of Eagle Point, OR, Emily Lane (Joseph) Dixon of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Edward (Eleanor) Tacchi of Garden City, NY, Ronald (Patricia) Tacchi of Sydney, Australia; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joni (Ed) Wrenn of Elmira, Karen Ann (Chester) Hayes of Horseheads, Mark (Debra) Schrage of Pine Valley, Linny (Mike) Warnken of Horseheads, and Dawn (Randy) Potter of Elkin, NC; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and friends. Bob was a member of the local Painters Union in Elmira. He was an avid motorcyclist who enjoyed gardening and the love and comfort of his family. He enjoyed cooking, drawing and camcording. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2008, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. A time of memories and sharing will follow at 8:00 p.m. Graveside committal with Military Honors will take place in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery on Wed., Jan 2, 2008.
LOUIS M. TAMARA of 275 W. 18th St., Elmira Heights, Saturday, April 12, 1969. Friends may call at the Mogros Funeral Home Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 a.m. Prayers for the deceased will be said Monday 7:30 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 8 a.m. followed by Solemn Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Anthony’s Church. Burial in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Patricia Tamara; son, Louis, Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Ann) Hughes, Elmira, Mrs. Stephen (Patricia) Russick, Owego; sisters, Mrs. Mary Parolta, Mrs. Peter (Evelyn) Alol, both of Elmira, Mrs. John (Madaline) Palmieri, San Diego, Calif. He was a communicant of St. Anthony’s Church and an employee of the Elmira tobacco Co. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 4/13/1969
Age 88 of Elmira, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing with his loving family by his side, on Monday, November 5, 2012. Frank was born in Elmira on July 17, 1924, son of the late Salvatore and Maria (Addabbo) Tangorre. Frank married Irene T. Lagonegro on November 28, 1943. They were married for nearly 55 years before her passing in 2001. He was predeceased by his step mother Antoinette Tangorre; brothers, Vito Tangorre and Phillip Tangorre; sister-in-law Marie Tangorre and brother-in-law Albert Capozzi. Frank is survived by his six children, Robert F. and Susan P. Tangorre, Albany, Kathleen M. and Lance Griswold, Elmira, Thomas E. and Jacqueline Tangorre, Texas, James D. Tangorre, California, Edward J. and Mary Ann Tangorre, Albany, Corrine T. and Steve Manierre, Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Brian (Beth) Tangorre, Matthew (Roxana) Tangorre, Michael Tice, Kelly (Erik) Siegel, Bridget ( Joshua) Randash, Danielle Tangorre, Steven, Jennifer, and Robert Manierre; great grandchildren, Isabella, Grayson, Caitlin, Madeline, Brandon, Lillian, Evelyn, Allison, Byron, Evan, Alexis, Addison, Brooke and great great granddaughter Guinevere. Also surviving are brother and sister-in-law, Tony and Angie Tangorre, Horseheads; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Eugene Liquori, Elmira, Connie and Paul LaPrade, Rhode Island, Richard Lagonegro, Elmira and Joseph E. Lagonegro, Elmira; along with numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. His canine companion, Mandy was also a special part of his life. Frank was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy class of 1943. He served as a medic in the U.S. Army with duty in the Pacific Theatre and at Walter Reed Army Medical Center during WWII. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154. Frank was a well-liked and respected business man who spent most of his career as an office manager in the glass business. He started as a salesman at Twin Tier Glass and then worked for several other companies in the Elmira area, retiring from Kelly Brothers. His love of food and his Italian heritage led Frank to run his own family business. He was the proud owner of Zarro's Pizzeria and Grocery on S. Main Street during the 1960's. Frank was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church and was a devoted member of the National Fraternity of the Secular Franciscan Order. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Thursday, November 8, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, November 9, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Military honors will be accorded at the church immediately following the Mass. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Since the Arctic League played a vital part in Frank's childhood, donations in his memory may be directed to the Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira NY 14902. Frank's family extends a sincere thank you to Dr. Edward Foster and his associates for their care. A very special thank you is also extended to the genuinely caring staff at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing who provided him dedicated support in a kind and loving manner each day. Star Gazette – November 7, 2012
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, February 12, 2009, at the Bath VA Center. He was born on February 22, 1923 in Elmira, NY, to the late Salvatore and Marie (Addabbo) Tangorre. Phillip served our country in the US Army in Hawaii during WWII. Survivors include his brothers, Vito (Marie) Tangorre of Elmira, Frank Tangorre of Elmira Heights, and Phillip Anthony (Angeline) Tangorre of Horseheads; sisters, Mary (Eugene) Liquori of Elmira and Connie (Paul) Laprade of RI; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Tuesday, February 17, at 10 a.m., with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Jack H. Wisby Jr. PTSD Clinic, Bldg. 5, Batavia VA Medical Center, 222 Richmond Ave, Batavia, NY 14020. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/14/2009
TANGORRE Vito D.
Age 87, of Elmira, with his loving family by his side, died at his home, Monday, January 11, 2010. Vito was born in Elmira on January 24, 1922, son of Salvatore and Maria Addabbo Tangorre. He is predeceased by his brother Phillip Tangorre. Vito is survived by his wife Marie Lagonegro Tangorre with whom he just celebrated 63 years of marriage; son Michael J. Tangorre of Spencer, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Maureen and Bruce Randall of Missoula, MT, Marie "Liz" and Gint Dargis of Barrington, IL; daughter-in-law Mary Lou Tangorre of Elmira; grandchildren, Barbara (Dan) Adams, Lori (Shane) Nichols, Amy Tangorre, Michael (Emily) Tangorre, Shannon (Joel) Sylvester, Shawn (Stephanie) Randall, Audra, Alexa, and Andrea Dargis; great-grandchildren, Marissa and Jacob Adams, Vanessa Sylvester, Lila and Molly Tangorre, Joseph Nichols; brothers and sister-in-law, Frank Tangorre of Elmira Heights, Tony and Angelina Tangorre of Horseheads; sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Eugene Liquori of Elmira, Connie and Paul Laprade of Rhode Island; brothers-in-law, Richard Lagonegro, Joseph Lagonegro, both of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Vito retired in 1978 from the Elmira Correctional Facility with 35 years of service. He was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, January 14, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 12:15 p.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Vito with donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010
TARENTINO - RUSH
Virginia M. Age 91, of Redford, MI, formerly of Schuyler Ave. Elmira, died Thursday, November 30, 2006 in Michigan. She was born September 5, 1915, a daughter of Joseph and Mary (Cappelli) Tarentino. Virginia is predeceased by her husband Carroll E. Rush. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Joseph E. and Victoria Rush of Bloomfield Hills, MI, with their son Michael; and step-sons, Michael E. Rush of Amsterdam, NY and John E. Rush of Houston, TX. She and her husband were caretakers for NYS Department of Parks and Recreation. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, December 9, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Interment will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Virginia through donations to either Kairos Institute, 317 East 11 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 or March of Dimes, 5 Adler Drive, East Syracuse, NY 13057.
TARNTINO –BARBARA J. (TARNTINO) SHAW, age 78 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 14, 1936 in Elmira, daughter of the late Nicholas and Sophie (Sipka) Tarntino and passed away Wednesday, October 22, 2014 at Elcor Health Services. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her brother Richard. Barbara is survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends including Bonnie Hart, Maryanne and Mark Hitchcock and families. She was the receptionist at Woodbrook for many years. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 25th at 10 am in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Her family thanks the staff at Elcor for the wonderful care they provided Barbara during her stay there. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/2014
Past Commander of American Legion Post #154
Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, February 25, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Susan Tavani; daughter, Linda (Jeffrey) Hough; his favorite sister-in-law, Elvira Cerio; favorite nephews, John (Linda) Cerio, and Gary Cerio; also many other nieces and nephews; two special friends, Bill Faucett, and Tony Corsi; and his many acquaintances at Edward Flannery Apartments and The Falls Home. Orlando is a former employee of the Sperry Rand Company with 26 years of service and a retired employee of Eastman Kodak Company of Rochester, NY. He was a United States Army veteran of WW II having served in the European Theatre; he was involved in four major battles, one being the Battle of the Bulge. Member of the VFW and The Catholic Wars Veterans. Orlando was a loving husband, father, and a generous man who liked people and helped many. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service on Friday, February 27, 2009, at 2:00 p.m. in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY with Military Honors Accorded after the graveside prayers. Those wishing to may make memorials to the charity of one's choice in Orlando's name. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/26/2009
TAYLOR Bonnie Jean
Age 58, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, went to be with Our Lord, Thurs., April 1, 2010. She was born January 19, 1952 in Elmira, NY, a daughter of Richard Taylor and Evelyn Bliss Taylor. She was a registered nurse with Thomasville Medical Center, Arnot Ogden Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, Corning Hospital and Robert Packer. Bonnie was predeceased by her father, Richard Taylor Sr. in 2006. She is survived by her daughters, Loribeth Curtiss of Clemmons, NC and Kelly Curtiss of Lexington, NC; her mother, Evelyn B. Taylor of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Judith Briem, Susan Taylor and Mary Beth Taylor, all of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers, Richard Taylor, Jr. and Daniel Taylor, both of New Mexico, Thomas Taylor of Thomasville, NC, Terrence Taylor of Charlotte, NC and Michael Taylor of Thomasville, NC; "special sister" Shirley Semsky of Elmira, NY; and five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, Apr. 9, 2010, from 5-8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY on Sat. at 10:00 a.m. Those wishing may also remember Bonnie with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 8, 2010
TAYLOR Richard A. Age 73, of 239 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Richard was born in Elmira on November 1, 1932, son of the late Charles and Ida (Johnson) Taylor. Richard enjoyed spending his time with his family for which he loved. He will be sadly missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his wife of 55 years, Evelyn (Bliss) Taylor; daughters, Bonnie Taylor of NC, Judith Briem of Elmira Heights, Susan Taylor and Mary Beth Taylor, both of Elmira; sons, Richard (Michelle) Jr. Taylor and Daniel Taylor of NM, Thomas (Lori) Taylor, Terrence Taylor and Michael (Marcy) Taylor of NC; sister, Marie (Jim) Fazzary of FL; 14 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his brother, Charles Taylor. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, October 13, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held for Richard on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
TAYLOR Daniel J.
Age 50 of Elmira and formerly of New Mexico died
after a long illness on Fri. May 28, 2010. He was born October 29, 1959 in Elmira, NY, a son of Richard Taylor and Evelyn Bliss Taylor. Danny was predeceased by his father, Richard Taylor Sr. in 2006 and recently his sister, Bonnie Jean Taylor April 1, 2010. He is survived by his mother, Evelyn C. Taylor of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Judith Briem, Susan Taylor and Mary Beth Taylor all of Elmira Heights, NY; brothers, Richard Taylor, Jr. of New Mexico, Thomas Taylor of Thomasville, NC, Terrence Taylor of Charlotte, NC and Michael Taylor of Thomasville, NC; "special sister" Shirley Semesky of Elmira, NY; close friend Patty Baker of Elmira, NY and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads today Thurs. Jun 3, 2010 from 3-4:00 pm. His service will follow at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 pm. The Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan will officiate. Interment will be in St. Peter & Pauls Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 2, 2010
TAYLOR Richard A. Age 73, of 239 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday, October 10, 2006, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, October 13, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass Of Christian Burial will be held for Richard on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 9:30 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church with Rev. Thomas O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Richard can be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830
TELECH Paul L. Telech Sr.
Died on May 12, 2011. He was born November 29, 1919 to John Simon and Eva (Thilbault) Telech Sr. in Leominster, MA. He is a retired employee of the New York Telephone Company where he was a Forman when he retired in 1982 after 36 years. He was a veteran of the Army Signal Corp. from WW II and was an instructor of field line and pole line construction for two years at Camp Charles Wood, Eatentown, NJ. He was a member of the 3188 Sig. Svc Bn Co."C" and achieved the rank of T/Sgt. He was in charge of 21 men and assigned special duty with Detachment "G"3188 Signal Service Bn Co."C". He served in England and in France and received the American Service Medal, Europe-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Medal, and French Croix de Guerre with Bronze Star. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign War Skiff-Bower Post 1536 and the American Legion Harry B. Bentley Post 443. He was one of the men in Elmira to help form the CYO where he also coached basketball. He was an assistant director of the Elmira Police Cadets and a Scoutmaster for Troop 45 at Parley Colburn School. He was member of St. Peter and Paul Parish since 1940. Paul L. Telech Sr. age 91 formerly of Pine City, NY married the late Cecilia Annora (Cryder) Telech on August 3, 1942. He is survived by his children; Cecilia (Robert) Ryan, Paul (Nancy) Telech, Jo-Ann (Doug) Davis, Jack Telech, brother; Richard Telech, special friend, Ella Personius, 13 grandchildren, and 20 great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira Tuesday, May 17th, 2011 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and again from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Saint Peter and Paul Church, 556 St. Joseph's Blvd, Elmira, NY Wednesday, May 18th, at 10:00AM. Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the Mass. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Paul's name to Elmira Free Community Kitchen or Blessed Sacrament Parish Center Fund. Star Gazette – May 15, 2011
TEMPLETON W. A. "Bucky"
Silver Star, Purple Heart and Bronze Star Recipient
A longtime resident of the Southside community, died Sunday evening, February 27, 2011 at the Bath Veterans Hospital following a declining health at the age of 92. Born on July 14, 1918 in Statesville, NC Bucky was the son of the late, William & Bertha Mitchell Templeton. In serving his country, Bucky served in the US Army during WWII. He was the recipient of the Silver Star, Purple Heart and Bronze Star and fought in eight campaigns. After returning home he married the love of his life, Helen Aber on October 8, 1945 in Elmira. An avid sportsman, Bucky came to Elmira in the Yankee system and played shortstop for the Elmira Pioneers. He was well known as a baseball coach for countless kids for many years. Active in the community, Bucky was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154. A hard worker, Bucky was employed by Thatcher Glass for 34 years, while there president of the Thatcher's Men's Club and president of the GBBA Local 180 Union. A family man, he was a good supporter and family man. He cherished his family who survive, wife and companion of 65 years, Helen Aber Templeton, Elmira; children, Robert (Denise) Templeton, Rocky Mount, NC; William (Vickie) Templeton, Villa Rica, GA; James (Senada) Templeton, Rochester; Patricia Templeton, Big Flats; Thomas (Kara Bennett) Templeton, Bremen, GA; dear family friend, Peg Lyon; 6 grandchildren, Jessica, Kelly, Stacy, Bobby, Brian and Carrie; 7 great grandchildren, James, Collin, Sean, Gabe, Oliva, Julia and Denice Grace; several nieces, nephews and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, March 2, 2011 between the hours of 3?7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Private graveside services will take place in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. Memorial donations may be directed to the City of Elmira Animal Shelter or the Chemung County SPCA in his memory. Bucky's family wishes to extend their deepest appreciation for the staff at the Bath Veterans Hospital for their dedicated care and love of Bucky. Star Gazette – March 1, 2011
TEMPLAR –MRS. JANE TEMPLAR CORSI, 24 of 1164 N. Main St., this morning, July 12, 1956. Survived by husband, Francis L. Corsi; daughter, Catherine Ann and son, Francis L. Jr.; all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Templar and brother, Gary Templar, all of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Bessie Wright of Buffalo; aunt, Mrs. Bert Rose of Elmira. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes Son Funeral Home and Saturday will be removed to the home of parents, Mr. and Mrs. Howard J. Templar of 407 W. Second St. where friends may call. Prayer service there Monday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Solemn High Mass of Requiem at 9 in St. Anthony’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1956
TERPOLILLI Richard Age 56, of 256 Overlook Dr., Horseheads, NY. He was born February 24, 1951 in Elmira, son of Joseph and Rose (Bonsignore) Terpolilli and died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his mother, Rose; and is survived by his wife of 17 years, Debra (Ham) Terpolilli; daughter, Nicole Terpolilli; and grandson, Aronde Terpolilli, both of Elmira; father, Joseph Terpolilli of Elmira; brothers, Anthony (Debbie Edele) of Burdett, NY, Joseph P. of Watsontown, PA, Marc (Debbie) of Big Flats, Gregg (Michelle Allington) of Elmira; nieces, Alexandria and Candice Terpolilli; nephews, Andrew Terpolilli and Michael Ham; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Janice and Philip Ham of Apalachin, NY; brothers-in-law, Martin (Melanie) Ham of Roanoke, VA, Roger (Denise) Ham of Hackensack, NJ, Scott (Susan) Ham of Somerville, AL; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Rich was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church. He was Director of Quality Assurance for Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Children's Assoc. of Chemung County; graduated from EFA, CCC and received his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees from Elmira College. Rich played bass in the band Sunshine for over 20 years. He enjoyed tennis, fishing and especially his boat "Lilli's Pad" on Seneca Lake. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, March 30th, from 4 to 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, March 31st, at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Mary Our Mother Church. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Family and friends are also invited to a luncheon at the West Elmira Vol. Fire Dept. immediately following his services.
THOMPSON Marilyn D.
Age 90, formerly of W. Center St. Elmira, died Saturday, July 20, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Marilyn was the daughter of Francis E. and Martha (Witucki) Thompson. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel T. and Linda Backer of Palm Harbor FL: 3 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren all of Tampa FL; brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Patricia Thompson of Elmira; 3 nieces, 1 nephew and several cousins. There will be no prior calling hours. A funeral service will be held at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at 1:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Marilyn was last employed by Chemung Canal Trust Company from where she retired. The Backer and Thompson families would like to extend a special thanks to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the excellent care given to Marilyn over the last 2 ½ years. Star Gazette – July 21, 2013
HUGH A. THORNER, age 77, passed away at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Saturday, February 21, 2015. Hugh was born in Reading, PA, on August 7, 1937, son of the late John and Naomi Hahn Thorner and moved to Elmira as a teenager. He graduated with the last class at Elmira Catholic High School in 1955 and earned a degree at Fordham University. Most of his career was spent as an industrial engineer at IBM Federal Systems Division in Owego, NY. Hugh is survived by his loving wife of 53 years Ann Sponyoe Thorner, sons John "Jack"and Nancy Thorner of Endicott, NY, with children Dylan, Lindsey and Dan; James and Beata Thorner of Tampa, FL, with children Konrad, Julia and Elizabeth; Hugh and Kelly Thorner of Endwell, NY, with children Hannah and Hugh; sisters-in-law Joyce and Harriet Sponyoe; brother-in-law Robert Kelley; sister-in-law and brother-in-law Joan and Nadir Figueroa; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law John and Judy Thorner, brothers-in-law Joseph Sponyoe and John Sponyoe and sister-in-law, Mary Kelley. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Hugh's memory may be directed to the Elmira Community Kitchen, 215 E. Church St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/23/2015
DAVID W. TREASTER age 67, of Kissimmee FL formerly of Elmira died Thursday, October 16, 2014. Survived by his wife of 44 years, Nicoletta Di Lanzo Treaster; children, D. Scott (Alison) Treaster, with his children, Amanda, Christina & Lauren, Lansing, NY, Allen E. Treaster, FL, Kristine (Joshua) Eckenrode, with their children Isabella, & Sofia, Ithaca, NY, Sabrina (Joe Truelove) Di Lanzo, with their child, Blakely, NC, Melissa Treaster mother of Amanda, Christina & Lauren, NC; aunt, Shirly Zeckman, PA; several sisters & brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews & cousins. David was retired from the town of Elmira, a former member of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department after 20 years of service and a US Army Reserve Veteran. He was an avid fisherman, woodworker and Nascar fan. The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Today, Thursday, October 23th from 6 PM to 8 PM. A prayer service will be held there at 10 am, Friday, October 24th followed by his Mass of Christian burial in Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11 a.m. Burial to follow in St. Peter's and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/2014
TRENGO Ann R.
Age 84 of Elmira, NY. She was born July 19, 1929 in Elmira, daughter of the late Michael and Immaculata (Nisco) Trengo and died Friday, November 15, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her brother Joseph Trengo, sisters Josephine Trengo and Loretta Valenze, and nephew Michael Malone. She is survived by her sister Mary Malone of Elmira; sister-in-law Mary Lou Trengo of Chemung; nieces and nephews Ted and Tanya Malone of Horseheads, Diana Carroll, Albert Valenze and Nancy Diello all of Elmira, Vicky and William Petty of Barton, Michael and Liz Trengo of Chemung and Janet Malone of SC along with several great nieces and nephews. Ann was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Anthony's Church). She retired from Bendix Corp. after 41 years. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, November 19th at 11 am in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Richard T. Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ann through donations to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1010 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901 or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – November 17, 2013
UNGVARSKY Mark A.
Age 58 of Elmira, NY; born February 24, 1954, went home in the loving arms of our Lord, after an extended illness, on Sunday, September 2, 2012, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Throughout his illness, Mark was an inspiration and pillar of strength to those he knew and loved so dearly. Mark was the son of the late Michael A. Ungvarsky, Sr. He is survived by his mother, Eloise Doud Ungvarsky of Nelson, PA. He was preceded in death by his brother Michael A. Ungvarsky, Jr. A loving husband, father and grandfather, Mark is survived by his wife of 36 years, Michaela A. McAlinn Ungvarsky; children, John M. Ungvarsky of Garland, TX, and Melissa A. (Cpt. Kenneth) Woodford, Jr. of Ft. Hood, TX; grandchildren, Michaela M. and Emma C. Woodford, and Mark D. Ungvarsky; sister, Sharon R. (Jonathan) Roberts of Rochester, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Patrick (Sue) McAlinn of Morrisville, NC, Arthur (Diane) McAlinn of Smithfield, NC, Alaric (Kathleen) McAlinn of Elmira, NY, Deirdre (Mark) Padgett of Elmira, NY, Harry (Mary) McAlinn of Elmira, NY, William (Julie) McAlinn of Horseheads, NY, and Mary (David) Grandquest of Daphne, AL; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, located at 502 West Water Street in Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, September 5, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at 9:15 a.m., to be followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, NY. Committal prayers and burial, with military honors, will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Mark was a U.S. Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, having served in Thailand. He was employed by John M. Forster Company for over 20 years; after which he was employed by General Electric and KOM Lamb in industrial sales. Mark was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira, NY, where he showed his devotion to the Lord by freely volunteering whenever and wherever needed. His faith never waived throughout his health struggles. He enjoyed golfing with his family and was a diehard fan of the New York Giants and Yankees. Donations in Mark's memory may be made to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Star Gazette – September 4, 2012