St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
VanDUSEN William H.
Age 93, of Kissimmee, FL, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, November 10, 2009 in Florida. Bill was born June 29, 1916, son of George L. and Minnie Chase VanDusen. He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Eleanor Gryska VanDusen. Bill is survived by his children, with their spouses, Carol & Bill Becker of Glasgow, KY, Dorothy & Bob Howell of Avon Park, FL, Kathy & Joe Lepley of Mt. Dora, FL, Peg & Fran Kamas of Elmira, Mary & Ken Dickinson of Orlando, FL, Bill & Donna VanDusen of Harleysville, PA; grandchildren, Bill & Lisa Becker, Scott Becker, Joe & Colleen Lepley, Elizabeth & Chad Oesterreich, Gregory Kamas, Brian Kamas, Kim & Ed Updike, Jennifer & Kevin Luck, Peter VanDusen, Keri VanDusen; great-grandchildren, Audrey and Will Becker, Joey, Lucy, and Elaina Lepley, Kendal and Kylee Updike, Ella Luck. Also surviving are sisters and brother-in-law, Anna Swackhamer, Joyce Wilcox, Barbara & Jake Trimmer; brothers and sister-in-law, Robert & Marge VanDusen, Edwin VanDusen; sister-in-law Helen Luden; along with several nieces and nephews. While growing up Bill was active in the Boy Scouts, attaining the Eagle Scout Rank. He was a US Navy veteran of WWII. Bill was an Elmira Police Officer, joining the force in 1950 and retiring in 1973. He was very active with the PBA, where he was a former president. As a member of the PBA Bill was instrumental in the building of the PBA Club House on Monkey Run Road. Once retired, Bill & Eleanor split their time between Florida and Waneta Lake. He was a long time communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Bill was a devoted husband, father, and "Poppo", who will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, November 13, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, November 14, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Bill through a donation to American Red Cross, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira, NY 14901, Boy Scouts of America, 5 Rivers Council, 244 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or a charity of one's choice. Published in Star-Gazette from November 11 to November 12, 2009
VanGORDER - ENYEDY
Kathleen A. (VanGorder) Age 78 of Rochester, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, August 2, 2001 at Monroe Community Hospital. Kathleen was born in Elmira on May 10, 1923, daughter of Emery and Kathleen Mack Enyedy. She is survived by her daughters, Kathleen Morris of Fairport, NY with husband Larry and children Jason and Brent; Carol Carozza of Stanford, NY with children Corrie, Kyle and Jesse; and Roberta Johnson o f Elmira. Also surviving are sister Joan Sandore of Elmira and brother-in-law Arnold Bertsche of Honesdale PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, Elmira on Saturday, August 11, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Kate was retired from the Chemung County Clerk's office. Donations in Kate's memory may be directed to Monroe Community Hospital Auxiliary, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620 or Hospice of Rochester, 70 Metro Park, Rochester NY 14623. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
VanKUREN - BRANN
Helen V. Age 90, of Elmira NY, died Tuesday, February 13, 2007 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Helen was born in Elmira on November 14, 1916, the daughter of James and Eleanor (Fabinski) VanKuren. She is survived by her daughter Kathleen M. Buffalin of Phoenix AZ; sons, Michael J. Brann of Raleigh NC, and Daniel J. Brann of Elmira; grandchildren, Stephen, Kevin and Kristin Buffalin, Derek and Courtney Brann and Patrick Brann; 1 great granddaughter; 2 great grandsons; cousin, Mary Murray of Elmira; and 2 nephews. Helen was a long time communicant of the former St. John the Baptist Church and currently a parishioner of Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Friday, February 16, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, February 17, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Helen's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St. Elmira 14901 or a charity of one's choice.
VANSTROM - GILL
Carol V. Age 68, of 415 Bonaview St., Elmira, NY. She was born January 19, 1938 in Jamestown, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Florelle (Stone) Vanstrom and died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at home after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her brothers, Alfred and Erik Vanstrom; and is survived by her husband of 42 years, George R. Gill; children and their spouses, Patty and Mark Wood of Horseheads, Barbara and Glenn Leonard of Tioga, PA, Christopher Gill and Jean Spoore of Horseheads; grandchildren, Stephen, Brandon and Jennifer Wood, Austin and Erica Leonard, Katlyn, Hailey and Colin Gill; brother, Donald Vanstrom, and sister, Vivian Colander, both of Jamestown, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Carol was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of the Third Order of St. Francis. She retired as Executive Assistant of Administration with St. Joseph's Hospital in 2003 after 22 years of service and was a member of the Board of Directors of the Madison Avenue Pharmacy. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, November 26th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, November 27th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Carol through donations to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.
ROBERT R. VANVECHTEN of 351 College Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1971. Friends are invited to call at the McInery Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. the Rev. Joseph M. Egan. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by wife, Marea H.; brother, Rev. W. VanVechten of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.; three nephews, Lee R. VanVechten of Philadelphia, Joseph R. and John VanVechten of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Mr. VanVechten operated his own insurance agency in Elmira for 43 years, veteran of World War I.
VAN WERT John H. Jr.
With a tender heart, sweet nature and delightful sense of humor, John Van Wert lived well and loved best for 83 years. While he died September 29, 2007, his family takes great comfort in the fact that the qualities that made him special have been passed on to his grandchildren: Molly, Michael and Timothy Gingrich, Mark, Peter, Timothy and Patricia Van Wert. They, with their grandmother, Marguerite, parents, Michael and Mary Van Wert, Teresa Van Wert Gingrich Benedict, Jerry Gingrich and James Benedict, uncles, William Van Wert and John Van Wert, and Julie and Dylan Foster, cherished this man who worked hard his entire life to support and nurture his family. He never slept a full night when his children were growing up, working the late shift for a little extra money and a little more time with his kids. He celebrated us, he teased us and he gave us a childhood filled with fun, security and comfort. John was married for 58 years to his best friend Marguerite. He retired from the U.S. Postal Service, and was a World War II veteran. His family continues to expand as his great grandchild Delia was born in 2004 to Mark Van Wert and his wife Sally. In death he joins his parents John and Loretta Van Wert, his brother William and sister Margaret and Casey. John Van Wert lived simply but his capacity for love is an enviable legacy. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Tuesday, October 2, 2007 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, October 3, 2007 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to St. Thomas of Canterbury Elementary School, 4827 North Kenmore, Chicago, Illinois 60640, the inner-city school where granddaughter Molly teaches, or the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St. Elmira NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.
VATER Frances D. Vater WYLIE
5/14/1923 - 9/10/2012
The kind and gentle soul of Frances Wylie passed from this earth on September 10, 2012 while residing at Elcor Nursing Facility and after losing her battle with Alzheimer's disease. Fran will be missed by her devoted family: daughters and sons-in-law, Susan and Edward Carpenter of Elmira, NY, Kathleen and Joseph Propersi, of Lincoln, CA; daughter-in-law and spouse, Susan and Gerald Speitzer of Glendale, AZ; grandsons and family, Brian, Kate, Patrick, Connor Carpenter of Horseheads, NY, and Todd Carpenter of Poughkeepsie, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Jean Vater, of Pittsford, NY; sister-in-law, Joan Kearney Vater, of Honeoye Falls, NY; and many nieces and nephews who filled her life with love and joy. Fran's many special friends always gave her a reason to smile. She lived each day to the fullest and always "lived on the sunny side of the street". Fran was preceded in death by her husband, Charles A. "Chub" Wylie, Sr.; son, Charles A. Wylie, Jr.; parents, Alfred and Margaret Hause Vater; brother, Charles "Chuck" Vater; sister and brother-in-law, Richard and Helen Vater Mann; sister-in-law, Mary Noonan Vater; and many aunts and uncles who helped her become the wonderful woman we knew. She was born May 14, 1923 in Elmira, grew up in Horseheads, and was Valedictorian of the Horseheads High School Class of 1941. Fran attended classes at SUNY Buffalo until WWII began. She relocated her studies and became one of the first graduates of St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Technology Program. Fran loved her work in the hospital laboratory which culminated with her retirement in 1986. Patients, coworkers and doctors always found her to be kind, gentle, and professional. In addition to a career she loved, Fran had another full time job as a loving wife, adoring and ever-present mother and a beloved grandmother and great-grandmother. She was very active with Girl Scouts and led "her girls" to achieve the Marian Award. Fran was a communicant of St. Mary's Church in Elmira for over 55 years. Thank you to the wonderful caregivers at The Courtyards at Bethany Village, and most recently, Elcor Health Services at Colonial Ridge. These dedicated people supported Fran when she could no longer live in her cherished home at 370 Fulton Street in Elmira. Calling hours are Friday, September 14, 2012 from 4 to 7 PM at LYNCH FUNERAL HOME, 318 W. BROAD ST., HORSEHEADS, NY. Rosary will be said at 7 PM at the funeral home. The Mass to celebrate Fran's life will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2012, at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Southside, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Interment will be at the family's convenience at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, 623 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to: Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001 www.alzfdn.org or St. Mary's Southside or a charity of your choice. In honor of Fran's gentle spirit, please extend an unsolicited act of kindness to an elder. Star Gazette – September 12, 2012
VATER Vincent J.
Pittsford: Age 80, of Pittsford, NY died on Wednesday October 3, 2012. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday October 7, 2012 from 2-4 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday October 8, 2012 at 9:30 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Mary Our Mother Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 5, 2012
JOAN M. VECELLIO formerly of Dalrymple Ave. Pine City, and presently of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, passed away Wed. evening, May 20, 2015 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 79. Born on Sept. 15, 1935 in Elmira, Joan was the daughter of the late, Henry & Julia O'Rourke Vecellio. She was employed by Woodbrook Assisted Living as a Receptionist for many years. Her interests included time with her loving friends and love of animals. Having no surviving family, Joan was ever grateful for the friendship, love and care she received from her cherished friends, Alain & Jean Marie Goyette and their family. Friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Wed. May 27, 2015 between the hours of 5-7p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/2015
CHARLES F. VEGARD SR., 206 E. LaFrance St., Tuesday, Dec. 21, 1943. Survived by wife; sons, Charles Jr. and James; daughters, Mrs. Oreste Liberatore, Mrs. Michael Saginario, all of Elmira, Mrs. Nicholas Shaut of Hornell; brother, Alfonso Vegard of Waterbury, Conn. The body was at the Francis T. Mogros Funeral Home and was removed to the family home Wednesday afternoon. Funeral Friday 8 a.m. at home, 9 at St. Mary’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/1943
VERBANIC Barbara T. Of Phoenix, AZ, formerly of Elmira, NY, was called to the Lord on May 10, 2005. Barbara was born in Elmira, NY, on December 12, 1914, graduated from Elmira Free Academy and attended beauty school. She co-owned Winifred Beauty Shop until 1969 when she and her mother moved to Phoenix, AZ to be close to her sister, Theresa. She had a career in retail at Robinson's May (Goldwater's) department store, retiring in 1989. Her parents, Stephen and Katherine Verbanic; sisters, Mary Cermak, Katherine Verbanic, Helen Reinhart, Mildred Fischer; and brothers, Joseph and Michael, preceded her in death. She is survived by sister, Theresa (Arthur) Paterson; many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews. A devout Catholic, Barbara cherished time with her family, and was a treasure to all who knew her. She will be remembered for her generosity and love. Burial will be held at 9:00 a.m. June 28, 2005 at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations may be made in Barbara's memory to Hospice of the Valley, 1510 E. Flower St., Phoenix, AZ 85014
VISELLI Thomas J.
Age 68, died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Tom was born February 27, 1942, a son of the late Joseph and Josephine (Bamonti) Viselli. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Selma and Joseph Scrimale, Teresa and Richard Smithers; and sister-in-law Nancy Viselli. Tom is survived by his brother Louis A. Viselli of Las Vegas, NV; nieces and nephews, Karen Viselli of Las Vegas, Louis (Kathleen) Viselli, Michael (Patricia) Smithers, Daniel (Renee) Smithers, Cheryl (Stephen) Janeski, David (Mary) Smithers, Stephen (fiancée Nodja Coolbaugh) Smithers, all of Elmira, Thomas (Eileen) Scrimale of Rochester, Paul (Maria) Scrimale of Horseheads; great-nieces and great-nephews, Nicholas and Caroline Viselli, James Rice, Stephen and Jason Janeski, Sarah and Jennifer Smithers; great-great-nephew and great-great-niece, Ryan and Gabrielle Janeski. Tom worked for the U.S. Postal Service, retiring with over 30 years of service. A loving brother and uncle he enjoyed the time he spent with his family. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, November 19, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Private services will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Tom with a donation to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette - November 16, 2010
Elmira: died Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Tony was born in 1923 the third child of Louis and Rosa (Matera) Volino. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 31 years Thelma (Coon) Volino. Tony is survived by his sons, Anthony (Susanne) of MN, Louis (Tracy) of TX; daughter Bonita of Buffalo NY; brother Nicholas (Carmella) Volino of Elmira; special step-grandchildren, Donna and John Aderhold, of Elmira; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nephews, nieces, and cousins. It was Tony's request that there be no visitation hours. Please remember Tony and Thelma in your prayers. A private funeral will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – September 2, 2011
Von Hagn Harold M. Jr.
Age 79, of West Elmira, died Sunday, May 24, 2009 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Harold was born March 15, 1930, son of Harold M. and Catharine Little von Hagn Sr. He was preceded in death by his step - mother Florence M. von Hagn, brother, Donald F. von Hagn and a great - grand son, Dominic. Harold is survived by his wife of nearly 59 years, Mary Whitford von Hagn the couple was married on November 4, 1950. Harold is also survived by his nine children: Harold M. & Susan H. von Hagn III, Nashua, NH; Mary Catherine & John R. Avery Sr., Mansfield, MA; Margaret L. von Hagn, Elmira, NY; Richard L. von Hagn and Normajean Jones, Elmira, NY; William J. & Kristen L. von Hagn, Bath, NY; JoAnn M. von Hagn, Elmira, NY; John M. & Felicia A. von Hagn, Elmira, NY; Jeffrey C. & Carol A. von Hagn, Bath, NY; Patricia E. von Hagn, Elmira, NY; brother, Milton J. & Roxanne M. von Hagn, Bath, NY; sister, Carol A. von Hagn, Bath, NY; and a sister-in-law, Bettie C. von Hagn, Bath, NY. He was the loving Grandfather of 21 grandchildren and 9 great - grandchildren. Harold was a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church for over 56 years, serving on the parish council and finance committee for over 21 years. The day he graduated from high school, Harold went straight to work for the New York Telephone Company as a construction worker and spent the next 41 years working up to the position of Central Office Technician, retiring in 1989. As his children grew up Harold became a registered adult Boy Scout leader and served as Council Commissioner Sullivan Trail Council, BSA. During his 38 years of service, Harold received many awards including the St. George Medal and Silver Beaver. He was a lifetime member of the Telephone Pioneers, an active member and past president of the Elmira Stamp Club. Harold was extremely active in the Credit Union movement, was a founding member of the Telco Federal Credit Union serving as manager, treasurer and board member for many years and was also President of the New York Finger Lakes Credit Union League. Harold was an avid model railroader and enjoyed music. A family man, Harold was devoted to his wife and children and will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., Tuesday, May 26, 2009 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 27 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Harold's memory may be directed to The Lourdes Fund, Our Lady of Lourdes Church 304 Demarest Parkway Elmira, NY 14905, Boy Scouts of America, 244 W. Water St. Elmira, NY 14901 and Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave. Elmira, New York 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/25/2009 - 5/26/2009
VOTREY –(ALICE) RITA HANIGAN, age 100, passed away on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility with her daughter at her side. She was born on November 25, 1914, the daughter of the late Joseph and Alice (Nolan) Votrey. (Alice) Rita was predeceased by her husband, Fletcher Hanigan; daughter, Marie Patterson; and sister, Gladys Bannon. Surviving are her daughters, Joan (Raymond) Case of Waverly, NY and Eileen (Pasquale) Pizza of Dover, PA; grandchildren, Elaine Badr, Mark Dewey, Linda Limoncelli, JoAnn Valerius, Christine Gozza, Gina Meyer, Sheila Burns, Michelle Garcia, Steven Case, Jeff Barrett, and Bernard Barrett. In addition, she is survived by twenty great grandchildren; nieces, Alice (James) Sowers, Mary (Merle) Baylor and nephew, Richard (Gladys) Bannon. She graduated as a Registered Nurse from St. Luke's Hospital in Newburgh, NY. She worked in NYC Hospitals as an Evening Supervisor, and later moved to Elmira, NY where she met and married Fletcher Hanigan. She continued her work in her profession at both Arnot-Ogden and St. Joseph's hospitals until retirement. She will be remembered, by all, for her strong will, determination and feisty nature. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. A prayer service will be held there at 1:15 PM on Monday, October 25, 2015 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at The Blessed Sacrament Church (St. Patrick's), 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY at 2:00 PM. Graveside services will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Reverend Rick Farrell will officiate. In lieu of flowers please make memorial donations to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the excellent care and kindness provided to both (Alice) Rita and the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/2015
WALDEN - PESESKY
Roxanne L. Age 47 of 264 W. 11th St. Elmira Heights, NY died on Tuesday December 18, 2001 at home surrounded by her loving family. Roxanne was born August 4, 1954 at Fort Clayton in the Panama Canal Zone the daughter of Donald L. Walden and Elizabeth A. Caley Walden. Roxanne married her husband, Thomas E. Pesesky, on February 2, 1990 and they celebrated their 11th Wedding Anniversary on February 2, 2001. Roxanne was an administrative assistant at Southerntier Custom Fabricators in Elmira Heights, NY. Roxanne was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. She was pre-deceased by her mother, Elizabeth A. Caley Prechtl, on October 5, 2001 and by her step-father, John H. Brenzo. Roxanne is survived by her loving and devoted husband Thomas E. Pesesky; son: Michael T. Pesesky of Elmira Heights, NY; father: Donald L. Walden of Tennessee; sisters and brother-in-law: Michelle Pabis of Elmira Heights, NY and Elizabeth & Gerald Pesesky of Elmira Heights, NY; mother-in-law: Rita Pesesky of Elmira Heights, NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Margaret M. Pesesky Babcock and John Babcock of Palatine, Illinois; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a special uncle and aunt, Edward M. & Freda Caley of St. Petersburg, Florida. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Friday December 21, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday December 22, 2001 at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial Celebrating Roxanne's Life at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Christopher Linsler will be the Celebrant of Roxanne's Funeral Mass. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira , NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Roxanne through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or The Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905.
WAITE - John Joseph Waite, Sr. "Joe" - Age 67, of
Horseheads, NY. He was born September 19, 1942 in Sayre, PA, son of the late
Elmer and Martha (Wayman) Waite and died
Monday, March 15, 2010, unexpectedly. In addition to his parents; he was predeceased by his son, Erik Waite; beloved canine companions, Lady and Licorice; brothers, Elmer, Donald, Robert and Eugene; twin sister, Jane Niver; sisters, Betty Ginatasio, Arlene Bennett and Mae Mann. He is survived by his loving wife, Linda Gabrielli Waite; son and daughter-in-law, John and Marci Waite; grandsons, Ryan and Tyler Waite, all of Cummings, GA; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Audrey and John Gabrielli of Elmira; brothers, Daniel (Kim) of Elmira Heights, and William of Horseheads; sister, Martha (Harry) Seawalt of Chemung; very special friend, Dutch Buchanan; and many brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Joe worked for Wenzel Construction and retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility after many years of service. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved to hunt and fish and was a member of the Southport Coin Association. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, March 18th, from 4 to 7 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, March 19th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Jeffrey Tunnicilff, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Joe through donations to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.17.2010
WALDRON - Van WERT, Marguerite
Age 80 of Pine City, died peacefully in her sleep on Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center SNF. Despite a lengthy and debilitating illness, she fought for life and fully expected to return home. She joins her beloved husband John who died two years ago. They would have celebrated 60 years together on New Year's Eve. Marguerite leaves a cherished family including children: Michael and Mary Van Wert, William Van Wert, John Van Wert and Julie and Dylan Foster, Teresa Van Wert Gingrich Benedict, Jerry Gingrich and James Benedict and grandchildren: Molly Gingrich Leu and Bogdan Leu, Michael and Jaclyn Gingrich and Timothy Gingrich, Mark and Sally Van Wert, Peter, Timothy and Patricia Van Wert and great grandchild Delia Van Wert. She is predeceased by her parents Anna and William Waldron, brother William Waldron, sister and brother-in-law Teresa and S. Aubrey Turck. She is survived by brother and sister-in-law, Joe and Gloria Waldron, and sister-in-law, Helen Waldron. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, Monday, December 28, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, December 29, 2009 at 12:30 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Memorials may be directed to St. Thomas of Canterbury Elementary School, 4827 North Kenmore, Chicago, Illinois 60640, the inner-city school where granddaughter Molly teaches, or the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church St., Elmira NY 14905. Published in Star-Gazette from December 26 to December 27, 2009
WALKER - BARNETT
Florence Neilitz Formerly of 211 West Ave., Elmira, died peacefully, with her family by her side, Wednesday, August 3, 2005 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Florence was the daughter of the late John and Jennie Fowler Walker. She was preceded in death by her daughter Patricia Neilitz Loveland; husbands Lawrence Neilitz and James Barnett; four sisters and two brothers. Florence is survived by daughter Mary Austin of Elmira; granddaughters, Jeannine Schirripa of Syracuse and Marco Jo Clate of Brooklyn NY; grandsons, Randy Ciuros and Scott Ciuros both of Franklinton NC. Florence also is survived by two great grandchildren and is expecting a third: As God takes one home, he sends us another. At Florence's request there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Elmira on Sunday, August 21, 2005 at 1:00 PM. Donations in Florence's memory may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by the McInerny Funeral Home.
FRANK E. (JACK) WALKER of 107 Country Club Dr. died at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 14, 1942. Survivors: wife, Mrs. Katherine B. Walker; his mother, Mrs. Maria J. Walker of Buffalo; three brothers, Edwin H., William H. of Buffalo and Richard of Aubrn; two sisters, Mrs. Herbert W. Kless and Mrs. Thomas Shanks of Buffalo. The body was removed to the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home and late Wednesday afternoon will be taken to the family home. Funeral there Friday 9 a.m. and at 10 at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1942
WALL - Unnamed Elmira paper$- July ?, 1895 DEATH OF JAMES WALL, JR., WHO WAS HURT AT SAYRE, PA. The death of James Wall, Jr. occurred at the home of his parents on South Avenue [Elmira] yesterday afternoon about 4:30 o'clock from injuries received in a railroad accident about 10 days ago. Mr. WALL was about 22 years of age and was employed in the Northern Central railway shops in the Eighth ward for several years. On July 5th he went to Sayre, Pa., for the purpose of visiting his brother, who is employed in that village. When the young man attempted to board a passenger train at the Waverly depot he was struck by a passing locomotive and thrown a considerable distance receiving severe bruises about the shoulders. He continued his journey home and was attended by a physician who did not consider his injuries serious. Serious complication developed last week which resulted in his death yesterday. The deceased was the son of Mr. and Mrs. James WALL and was a young man of great promise. The funeral will be held Thurs. morning at 10 o'clock from St. Mary's church. The interment will be in SS Peter & Paul's cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
JOHN C. WALL of 458 W. Water St., Sunday, April 28, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home 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. at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by wife, Elizabeth at home; brother, Thomas Wall of Castle Point, N.Y.; sister, Miss Celia Wall of Wicklow, Ireland; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wall was a retired Dockmaster for the Port of New York. He was a communicant of St. Patrick’s Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1974
WALL - Elmira Star Gazette - Aug. 14, 1931 MIKE WALL, WELL KNOWN ELMIRAN, GOES BEYOND City Expressman, Who Played Snare Drum in Elmira Bands, and Who Drummed Behind Screen in Express Wagon to Advertise Ball Games, Dies Michael W. WALL died last night at 10:30 o'clock at the family home 333 W. 7th St., after an extended illness. Mr. WALL passed his early life in Canada, where as a young boy he secured his first training as a drummer in the Canadian Army under the direction of a drum sargeant of the British Army. His training was thorough and he became an expert drummer, who played according to musical score, as prepared the drummers in the British Army. Michael WALL enlisted in the 155th NY Infantry in the Civil War and served several years. At the close of the war, Mr. WALL located in Elmira and followed the trade of shoemaker. He also was the drummer in the old LaFrance Band and several other bands of more recent organization. He was a member of Baldwin Post No. 6 GAR. For many years until about 3 years ago, Mr. Wall was engaged in the work of a city expressman, and also for several years he used his drums behind a screen in the express wagon to advertise the city baseball games. Mike WALL, as he was best known to Elmirans, was one of the city's best known characters, polite in the extreme and with a kind word for everyone with whom he came in contact. He was always ready to assist in any charity or philanthropic work for the assistance of the distressed and unfortunate. For the past few years his health had declined and he gave up all active work, remaining in his home. The decedent is survived by four daughters, the Misses Elizabeth and Gertrude WALL, Mrs. Thomas F. Crowley and Mrs. John McNamara; two sons Louis and Florence, all of this city. The funeral will be held at the home Tuesday at 8 A. M. and at the St. Patrick's Church at 9 o'clock. Burial in the SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
WALLITT Louis C.
Age 83, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Thursday, October 15, 2009. Lou was born April 14, 1926, the son of Louis C. and Sadie Lynch Wallitt. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Alice Brown Wallitt; sons and daughters-in-law, Louis S. and Lynnette Schroeder Wallitt of Richland Hills, TX, Joseph J. and Mary Shon Wallitt of Elmira; grandchildren, Sara T., Joseph M., and David Wallitt; great-grandson Nixon J. Wallitt, with his mother Nikki Bouchard-Erway; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Richard and Bernice Brown of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; along with close friends, Miles Barnes, Ken and Linda Carrigan, all of Elmira. He was a longtime friend of "Bill W." Lou was a US Army veteran serving in Europe during WWII. He was retired from Kennedy Valve with 39 years of service. Lou loved to watch football, play cards, and talk endlessly about his grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, October 18, 2009 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:45 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m. Interment, with full military honors, will take place Monday, October 19, 2009 at 12:00 noon, at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette from October 16 to October 17, 2009
MISS ANNA WALSH of 816 N. Main St., Sunday, July 6, 1947. Survived by niece, Mrs. Eugenia Evans of Cortland; several cousins. The body is at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 8:15 a.m., 9 at St. Patrick’s Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1947
WALSH - LEMONCELLI, Doris
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, formerly a resident of Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, December 17, 2009. She was born on March 3, 1916, the daughter of the late James and Ellen Walsh. Doris is survived by her daughter, Ellen Taft; grandson, Paul (Kelly) Lemoncelli; great-grandchildren, Lucas and Anna; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Devini Lemoncelli. Along with her beloved husband, Nunzio Lemoncelli, two sisters and one brother predeceased Doris. Doris enjoyed playing cards and polka dancing in her younger years. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, December 21, 2009, at 12:00 p.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Burial will take place at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in Star-Gazette on December 20, 2009
WALSH Martina W. Cavanaugh
Age 91, formerly of Elmira Heights, died
peacefully on October 24, 2010 in Concord, NC. She was predeceased in 2004 by her loving husband Edgar Cavanaugh, with whom she shared 61 wonderful years; 5 brothers, along with their wives, and 2 brothers-in-law. Martina is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Martina and Wayne Lucarelli of Wilmington DE and Joanne and Mike Riviello of Concord, NC; grandchildren Julie (Glenn) Lucarelli Feldman, Corey (Denise) Layton, Tony Lucarelli, Michael Riviello; great-grandchildren, Ari Feldman, Cody, Chris and Sydney Layton, Gerhig Lucarelli, sister-in-law Ann Cavanaugh of Bellefonte, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Martina was an active volunteer with AARP, Meals on Wheels, and Second Place East. She worked for the Board of Elections for many years. Martina was a long time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Visitation will be held at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday October 29, 2010 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at St. Casimir's Church at 11:30 a.m. Interment, with committal prayers, will take place at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers contributions can be made to the National Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601, in memory of Martina. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 27, 2010
WALSH Susan Beatrice (Walsh) Leary
Source: New York State Library, Albany NY, newspaper microfilm collection
Paper: Star-Gazette, Elmira NY, Tues. 02 February 1982, page 4C
Subject: Susan Beatrice (Walsh) Leary
DEATH NOTICES - LEARY, MRS. SUSAN W. -Age 96 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of Newtown Towers, Monday, February 1, 1982. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., Tuesday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday at 10:30 am in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. She is survived by niece, Sr. M. Loyola Jordan, I.H. M. of Marion Convent, Marywood, Scranton, PA. She was the widow of Thomas F. Leary and a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Ed. note: She was born Susan Beatrice Walsh, daughter of Patrick and Anna Walsh. Her parents, and later her widowed mother, owned and operated a hotel on Rail Road Avenue in Elmira NY. She and her husband, Thomas F. Leary, had no children.
WATTS - FRANCIS, Margaret Mary
A longtime resident of Holden Rd. Pine City died Tuesday, May 19, 2009 in the comfort of her home under the care of her loving family and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 91 following a long and full life. Born on September 15, 1917 in Elmira, Margaret was the daughter of the late, Joseph L. & Celia Clinton Watts. She was a devoted wife to James Francis who passed in 1967. Margaret was employed for over 40 years at Moore Business Forms as a secretary. Her interests included reading, cooking and caring for her home. She was a devoted mother and friend to her daughters and enjoyed being a grandmother. She was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Margaret was a friend to all animals and opened her heart to those in need of love. Surviving are her daughters, JoAnne (Lawrence) Stull, Pine City; and Barbara (George) Krajnak, Athens, OH; eight grandchildren, Susan (Al) Brewster, Kathy (John) Bailey, Michael (Mary) Krajnak, Joe (Lizette) Krajnak, George (Chellie) Krajnak, Andy (Jen) Krajnak, Julie (Jason) Taylor and Katherine Krajnak; thirteen great grandchildren, Sean, Ryan, Jon, Mary, Bryan, Zack, Ben, Sam, Josie, Maggie, Alex, Henry and Margaret; nieces, nephews and family friends who brought her much comfort and joy. In addition to her parents and husband, Margaret was predeceased by her beloved brother, Leo Watts. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday evening, May 22, 2009 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. A Tuesday morning prayer service will take place at Caywood's at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church at 10 a.m. with graveside services in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 or the Chemung County SPCA, St. Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/20/2009 - 5/24/2009
WATTS Mr. William S.
Of 115 W. Henry St.,Tuesday, March 15, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service at the funeral home Friday at 8:30 a.m. Followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church at 9 a.m. Burial St. Peter and Paul Cemetery. Survived by sister, Mrs. Harry (Mary E.) Loughlin of Youngwood, Pa; several nieces and nephews. He was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a retired employee of the American Bridge Co, having worked there 48 years. Elmira Star-Gazette, Wednesday March 16, 1977. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
WAYTENA Mary Meyers
Age 90 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born July 7, 1921 and died Monday, July 18, 2011. Mary was predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters. She is survived by her sister Anne Kopko of Horseheads; brother William Waytena of Buffalo along with many nieces and nephews. Mary was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and retired from Purolator Products. She was very independent, traveling extensively, also taking care of her home, garden and her beloved dog Peanuts. She considered her loving nieces and nephews her children and helped care for all of them. She was the caretaker of her brothers and sisters, particularly in their final years. Her family was the most important thing to her. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, July 21st from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, July 22nd at 8:30 am followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 9 am in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Rev. Scott Kubinski, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 21, 2011
KAREN MARIE WEALE, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Weale of 742 W. Clinton St., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1962. Survived by parents; sisters, Juliann and Patti, both at home; grandparents, Paul and Dorothy Weale; great-grandfather, Frank Weale, all of Elmira. Body at Hughes Funeral home. Funeral at convenience of family. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1962
WEAVER - WILD, Hazel A.
Of Horseheads, NY - Hazel was born September 1, 1920 in Sullivanville, NY, the daughter of the late Harry and Mildred (VanHouten) Weaver. She died
peacefully after a brief illness on April 4, 2010 at Elcor Health Service's at the age of 89. Her husband of 65 years, Harry Wild, predeceased her on July 12, 2007. Hazel is survived by her beloved children and their spouses, H. Terry and Suzanne Wild of Magalia, CA, Linda and Keith Osgood of Erin, NY, James and Sue Wild of San Ramon, CA, Thomas and Colleen Wild of Pahrump, NV, Robert and Susan Wild of Redding, CA, Jeanne and Daniel McGarvey of Old Orchard Beach, ME, Richard and Suzanne Wild of Rochester, NY, Patricia and Richard Olson of Horseheads, NY; adored grandchildren, Timothy, Kristopher, Cindy, Bryan, James, Scott, Melanie, Geoffrey, David, Ryan, Daniel, Ian, Corey, Graham, Richard and Kerry; along with 11 much-loved great grandchildren, four nieces and nephews; also lifelong friend, Frances Osteen. Hazel was a 1938 graduate from Southside High School and was a lifelong advocate for her children through her years of service with the PTA. She worked as a choir director at Riverside Methodist Church and was a soprano soloist at various events throughout the community. Hazel retired from American LaFrance after many years of dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to drink a toast to her life on September 1, 2010 when she would have been 90 years old. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Maple Grove Cemetery, Horseheads, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society. CARD OF THANKS - Our family would like to thank the wonderful staff at Elcor Health Services for the care, kindness and understanding that was given to our mother Hazel during her residency and recent illness. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 5, 2010
WEAVER George David "Dave"
Died Monday, November 14, 2011. Born January 2, 1929 in Elmira, NY. He was the son of the late Frederick J. and Anna (MacDermott) Weaver of Elmira, NY. He is survived by his wife of sixty-three years, Mary Jane (Lutz) Weaver, his children: Linda M. Riner of Elmira, NY; David G. and Janette Wakefield Weaver of Roanoke, VA; Susan J. and Stephen Mower of Elmira, NY; Ricky G. and Lori (Garrison) Weaver of Pine City, NY; and Patrick G. and Cynthia (Agan) Weaver of Charlotte, NC; his grandchildren: Katrina Church; David, Mary-Elizabeth, and Anne Catherine Weaver; Wendy and Scott Seymour, Ricky, Jr., Sean-David and Michael-Anthony Weaver; and Nicolas, Isabel, and Gabriella Weaver; his great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Cameron, Carsyn, and Jordan Nichols; and Alexis, Julia, Scott, Sophia and Joseph Seymour; his brother, Francis Michael Weaver of Elmira, NY, his sister-in-law, Bernice Augustine Weaver of Endicott, NY; family member, Mary Humpton of Horseheads, NY ; and many beloved nieces, nephews and cousins. Dave was predeceased by his siblings: John Weaver, Edward Joseph and Gracia Weaver, Margaret R. Weaver, William and Betty Weaver, A. Anthony Weaver, Anna Mary Harrison; and his parents-in-law, Arthur F. and Julia M. (Waters) Lutz. Dave grew up in Elmira and attended local schools. He was always an exceptional athlete, excelling in baseball, football, tennis, squash, and golf. He enlisted in the United States Marine Corps in 1945 and served in the South Pacific Fleet Marine Force in Guam before being transferred to Marine Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he taught at the Marine Corps Schools. Following his honorable discharge from the Marines in 1948, Dave worked for John Cunningham Construction and completed an internship in marketing and sales with American La France Corporation. In 1953, he joined National Homes Corporation as an assistant production manager where he was responsible for overseeing the manufacturing, shipping and erecting of thousands of homes throughout the northeastern United States. In 1961, Dave became sales manager for Monge Homes, a National Homes Corporation dealer, and developer of Greenbrier housing development in Horseheads, NY. Dave also formed Weaver Contracting which constructed several homes throughout the Elmira area. A life-long student, Dave attended and completed formal courses of study at Elmira College, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Pennsylvania The Wharton School, and Empire State College. Dave devoted close to fifty years of his life to meeting the needs of the construction industry throughout south central New York. His forty-seven year career in labor relations began in 1964 when he was named Executive Vice President of Chemung Valley Builders Association. In that capacity, he managed and formulated the needs of the construction industry in the Elmira/Corning area and served on behalf of the member contractors as the sole labor negotiator with construction industry unions. Through his efforts, Chemung Valley Builders Association expanded its area of service and grew into the Construction Industry Exchange of South Central New York, where Dave remained as executive vice president until its closure on December 31, 2010. There, Dave was responsible for all aspects of the construction industry's labor relations including the negotiation and drafting of labor contracts, labor dispute resolutions, apprentice training programs and employee health benefits and pension funds. He frequently advised and assisted in the drafting of legislation, regulations and executive orders pertaining to the construction industry labor relations and employee benefits. Until shortly before his death, Dave served as a consultant with the Construction Trades Employers of South Central New York on matters relating to management, administrative services, employee benefits and labor relations. Dave volunteered in many civic and service organizations. He was a youth baseball coach, past president of Broadway School PTA, past president of the Southport-Pine City Jaycees, and founding board member of Glove House. He was a past board member of the Regional Housing Authority, the Home for the Aged, the Chemung County Planning Board and the Civil Service Commission. Dave was also a member of the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Msgr. John J. Lee Division. Above all of his many talents and accomplishments, Dave was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, uncle, cousin and friend whose care, concern, generosity and humor knew no bounds. Calling Hours will be Friday, November 18, 2011 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary's Catholic Church, Southside. Interment, with committal prayers and military honors, will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Dave with a donation to Glove House, 220 Franklin Street, Elmira NY 14904. Officers and members of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, November 18th at 7:15 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother, Dave. Signed, Tom Corcoran, President Star Gazette - November 17, 2011
WEAVER, Jennie N. Mrs. Jennie N. Newell, widow of the late Robert E. NEWELL, died at the family home, 212 Franklin St. at 4:50 p. m. Friday, July 19, 1940 after a short illness. She leaves one daughter, Mrs. Thomas J. McCarthy of Elmira; a brother, Charles WEAVER of Blossburg; a granddaughter, Rose McCARTHY and two grandsons, Martin and Robert. Mrs. Newell was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She had lived practically her entire life in Elmira. The body is in the family home where the funeral will be held Monday at 8 a. m. and 9 a. m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial will be in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette. July 20, 1940. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
WEBB Bernard M.
Former President Elmira Central Trades and Labor Assembly - Died on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital – SNF. Mr. Webb was born June 11, 1910 in Elmira, the son of S.A. and Margaret M. Webb. He is predeceased by his parents; his wife of 43 years, Mary Ellen O'Shea Webb; sisters, Geraldine and Genevieve; and special friend, Dorothy H. Call. Mr. Webb is also survived by very good friends, Ron and Diane Konzen of Maplehurst Park; and three cousins. Mr. Webb was a member in continuous good standing for 65 plus years with the Iron Workers International Union. He was an avid reader and square dancer. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Walnut and Water Sts., on Thursday, September 4, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, September 5, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Mr. Webb's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital – SNF, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2008
WEBB Margaret E. Millspaugh
92 years, formerly of Dayspring II Apartments, Corning, NY, died peacefully Saturday, January 1, 2011 at Seneca View Nursing Home. She was born February 25, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late George and Marie Heaney Webb. She was a homemaker who loved her family dearly. She is survived by her daughters: Joan (Richard) Sadlowski, of Florida ; Linda Barnes (Dave) of Syracuse, her sons: Brian (Judy) Millspaugh, of Colorado and Gary Millspaugh, of Colorado and grandchildren: Cheryl Morse (Ken) of Hornell, Richard (Theresa) Sadlowski of Texas, Maureen (Gary) Hager of Corning, Laura (Andrew) Critendon of Texas, Thomas (Lisa) Sadlowski of Florida, Cindy (Mitch) Slater of Colorado, Karen Millspaugh and Pamela Millspaugh of Coloroda, Lindsay Millspaugh and Mallory Millspaugh of Colorado and many loving great grandchildren, with whom she was close. A private funeral service and burial in the family plot at St. Peter and Paul Cemetery, Elmira, NY was held at the convenience of the family. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with the arrangements. Corning Leader – January 27, 2011
WEBSTER MARIE L. TARNTINO
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, July 29, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on September 28, 1921 in Rutland, PA to the late Azor and Laura (Watkins) Webster. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Tarntino; daughters, Patricia Springer and Virginia Pryde; and brother, Robert Webster. Survivors include her son, Ralph J. (Tilina) Tarntino of Port St. John, FL; daughter, Connie Kline of Horseheads; sister, Helen Breitweiser of Elmira; grandchildren, Mark, Tony, Nikki, Tracy, Tony, Tom, Joe, David, Lisa, Scott and Tonya; several great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 2nd from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
WEISSKOPF ALBERT H. "AL"
Weisskopf, Albert H. "Al" - A longtime resident of Roaring Run Rd. Mosherville, PA died very unexpectedly at his home on Sunday morning, May 6, 2007. Born in Nuremburg, Germany, on February 17, 1921. Albert was the son of Henry & Maria Bille Weisskopf. He married Helen Jaeger on February 19, 1949 in Long Island. In addition to his loving wife and companion of 58 years, he is also survived by their six children, Linda (Peter) Tarnawskyj, South Wales, NY; Peter (Laurine) Weisskopf, Phoenix, AZ; Christine (Stephen) Haas, Chesterfield, VA; Elaine (Garret) Shook, Jacksonville, FL; Mary (Robert) LaBarre, Ashford, CT; Joanne Weisskopf, Willington,CT; grandchildren, Matthew Shook, Kyle La Barre, Brittany Hass, Kelly LaBarre, Rebecca Shook, Danielle Haas, Brenna LaBarre and Jackson Shook; a brother, Fred (Jane) Weisskopf, Ruther Glen, VA. In addition to his parents, Albert was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, George & Virginia Weisskopf. Albert loved his home, caring for his land and the surrounding countryside. Having moved from Long Island 20 years ago, Al loved the life he found here and the many friendships he made. Active in the Wells-Jackson Lions Club and the present treasurer, he believed in giving back to the community. In serving the Lord, Al was very active in St. Mary's Church where he was a parishioner. Al enjoyed square dancing with his beloved Helen; spent many hours woodworking, fixing electronics and mastering his computer skills. He retired from Grumman Aerospace, Bethpage Long Island, NY following 35 years of devoted service. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday May 9, 2007 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A Thursday morning prayer service will be held at Caywood's at 9:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christain Burial in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St. Elmira at 10:30 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Wells-Jackson Lions Club, c/o Leonard Kulago RR2 Box 688, Gillett, PA 16925.
WELCH James E. Welch, Jr.
65, died Friday, September 28, 2012 at Frederick Memorial Hospital in Maryland while visiting family. Born December 24, 1946, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late James Welch, Sr. and Josephine (Sherant) Welch of Elmira. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his daughter Heather Welch Chorney and husband Andrew of Maryland; granddaughter Madison Chorney; his sister Mary Kay Torrence of Elmira; nephew Michael Torrence and niece Lisa Torrence both of Elmira; and a special friend Roberta Early of Ronks, PA. He was a very proud and loving father and grandfather. Memorial services will be private with the internment at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 5, 2012
WELCH - PALADINO
Lucille M. Age 90 of 222 Elmwood Ave, Elmira Heights died Friday, September 28, 2001. Lucille was born in Powell, Pennsylvania, daughter of the late Eugene and Julia Welch. Lucille graduated from St. Joseph's School of Nursing and started her career as a Registered Nurse at St Joseph's Hospital and later retired as a Registered Nurse from Thatcher Glass after several years of service. Her husband, Joseph predeceased Lucille in 1961. Survivors include sons, Francis (Janet) of Ocean Grove, NJ and Joseph (Joann) of Charlotte, NC; 8 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; nieces, Mary Carberry of Elmira, Mary Ursla Hopko of Endicott; nephew, Eugene Hawley of FL. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, October 1, 2001 from 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there Tuesday, October 2, at 9:30 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10:00 AM with Rev. Christopher Linsler officiating. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
WELCH MARY FERGUSON
Mary W. Age 93 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday June 11, 2006. Mary was born August 31, 1912 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Edward and Eva Winters Welch. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Music from Elmira College. Mary married her husband, J. Howard Ferguson, and they owned and operated Ferguson's Dance Studio for several years. Mr. & Mrs. Ferguson were very involved with Dance Masters of America for several years and both held many offices. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY and a member of The Ladies of Charity. She volunteered numerous hours at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Catholic Charities. She loved her family, friends, and the students she and her husband taught over the years. Mary was pre-deceased by her husband J. Howard Ferguson on January 18, 1974. Mrs. Ferguson is survived by her sister-in-la : Louise Siluk of Tampa , Florida; nephew: Paul Thomas Ferguson of Tampa, Florida; nieces: Regina Blanton of Tampa, Florida, Ann Brennan of Long Island, New York and Genevieve Giovannetti of Seneca Falls, NY; several grand nieces and grand nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special and devoted friends Dr. Charles Kuonen of Elmira, NY and Helen Scollon of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, Inc. 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 20, 2006 from 3-5 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 21, 2006 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in St. Peter & Paul's cemetery in Elmira, NY.
WELLER - DOMBROSKI
Catherine Age 91, of Horseheads, NY died Saturday, January 6, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born October 17, 1915 in Blossburg, PA, daughter of the late John and Alice (Richards) Weller. Catherine was predeceased by her husband, Stephen; and brother, William Richard Weller; and is survived by her sister-in-law, Margaret Deegan of Elmira; nieces Susan Strawser of Pine Valley, Shirley (Gary) Boats of Fallston, MD, Ann (Gerald) Cadek Shuman of Pittsford, NY, Beth (Timothy) Ragsdale of Rochester, NY, Jean Dombroski of Palmyra, NY, Phyllis Dombroski of Elmira Heights, Mary (George) Adkisson of Richmond, KY, Joan (Francis) Scrocarelli of Elmira, Dorothy (Frank) Maximiek of Horseheads; nephew Paul (Francine) Cadek of Horseheads; along with several great nieces and great nephews. Catherine was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads. She graduated from Mansfield University and retired from US Steel/American Bridge in 1976. It was Catherine's request that there be no calling hours or flowers sent and that her funeral service be private. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
WERDA John M.
Age 80, of Pine City died, Monday, April 20, 2009. John was born August 2, 1928 in Lawrence, MA. His parents, Sabin and Albina Werda, and son-in-law, Douglas Karp predeceased him. John is survived by his wife of 46 years, Patricia O'Hare Werda; daughters and their spouses, Mary Karp and Joe Iannucci of Millbrook, NY, Annemarie and Dan Wheaton of Mill Valley, CA, Jeanne and Thomas VanBenCoten of Elmira, Cathy and Joe Hust of Glen Aubrey, NY, Julie and Renny Stocum of Endicott, NY; brother, Paul Werda of Meredith, NH; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, JoAnne O'Hare of Murrieta, CA, Maureen and Tom Bennett of Dover, NH, Sandra O'Hare of Nashua, NH; grandchildren, Emily Karp, Brianna Iannucci, Jake and Brynn Wheaton, Richie, John and Tommy VanBenCoten, Drew, Tyler, and Casey Hust, Caleb and Nicholas Stocum; along with many nieces and nephews. John was a veteran of the Korean War. He was retired from the Internal Revenue Service after 25 years of service. John was an active member of St. Mary's, Southside, serving as a Eucharistic Minister and member of the folk group. In addition to their church activities, John and Pat volunteered for many community groups, including the Elmira Soup Kitchen, LPGA-Corning Classic, and Office for the Aging. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, April 23, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, April 24, 2009 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations to either, St. Mary's Church or Alzheimer's Association, envelopes available at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2009
WEST - McCANN, Myrtle West
Age 91, passed on November 20th, 2007 at Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Myrtle, formerly of E. Miller St. in Elmira, was a resident of the Elcor Health Services for the past three years where she made many new friends. She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, John R. McCann in 1995. Myrtle was also predeceased by five brothers and one sister. She is survived by daughter, Joan E. Snowden of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Carol A. and William Golden of Horseheads; son, Kevin R. McCann of Horseheads; sisters, Virginia Williams Ryan of Binghamton and Rose West Houper of Elmira; grandchildren, Robert M. (Shari) Snowden and Joseph P. (Victoria) Snowden and Connor W. Golden; great-grandsons, Thomas Joseph and Robert Joseph Snowden; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Myrtle was a devoted mother and grandmother who gave unselfishly to her family. Her entire life was devoted to helping others in times of need. As a child she was an accomplished acrobat, a leader and loved participating in sporting activities. Myrtle leaves behind a legacy of caring and compassion for family that will always be remembered and carried on by her children. She loved her brothers and sisters immensely and shared many memories with her two remaining sisters. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Friday, November 23, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery on Saturday, November 24, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Donations in Myrtle's memory may be directed to Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary, "Tree of Lights", 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. The family would like to acknowledge the staff at both Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Elcor Health Services for their unwavering support and care. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/21/2007.
WESTLAKE - STEVENS, Madeline C.
Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, April 20, 2008. She was predeceased by her parents, Margaret and Harry Westlake; and brother, Walter Westlake. Madeline is survived by her loving husband of 44 years, Cecil; children, Steve (Bertha) Stevens of Horseheads, Jim (Jenny) Stevens of Pine Valley, Sally Stevens (Jesus Morales) of Southport, Sharon (Joe) Rouille of Big Flats, Sonya Stevens (Gary) of FL, Scott Stevens (Maria) of Elmira; and her dog, Frieda; sisters, Mary (Scott) Rhody of Chemung and Nancy (Jim) Stanton of Elmira; brother, Bobby Westlake of Elmira; sister-in-law, Sandy (Bob) Caskey of AZ; brothers-in-law, Gary "Bub" (Donna) Stevens of Rochester and Raymond Stevens of Elmira; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Madeline worked as an HHA/nurses aide for 40 years. She dedicated her life to taking care of her family and others. Madeline was a kind, caring, giving woman, she always thought of others first. She will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, April 24th, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Her memorial service will be held at 6:30 p.m. Interment will take place in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2008.
WESTLAKE Robert J.
Age 76, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on June 30, 1937 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry and Margaret (White) Westlake. Robert was predeceased by his brother, Walter Westlake and sister, Madeline Stevens. He is survived by his sons, Mark (Lisa) Westlake and Robert Westlake both of CA; daughters, Pam Smith and Melissa (John) Haines both of Elmira; sisters, Mary (Scott) Rhode of Lowman and Nancy (James) Stanton of Elmira; grandchildren, Kameron Waxman, Zac and Tyler Haines, Mindy Smith, Shawn Smith and Amy VanHorn; 7 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews and special fishing buddy, John Gray. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 11th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Father John DeSocio officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would like to thank Jessica Gayken for the special care that was given to Robert. Star Gazette – September 8, 2013
WETMORE JULIUS A.
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday 17 Jun 1965
Julius A. Wetmore, 76, of Elmira RD 1, died Saturday, June 12, 1965, Funeral services were held at Hagerman Funeral Home in Elmira, Tuesday with the Rev. George Lang officiating and burial in St. Peter and Paul's cemetery. Survived by sons, Philip Wetmore of Preble, N. Y., Louis of Cortland; sisters Mrs. Florence Schanaker of Lake Worth, Fla.; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren. He was a member of the international Typographical Union; former employee of The Star-Gazette, and Commercial Press, both in Elmira.
WILLIAM R. WHEELER was born April 14, 1947 in Elmira, the son of the late Roger and Mary (Griff) Wheeler passed away peacefully on Monday, June 29, 2015 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife Rebecca; daughters and son-in-laws: Erin and Tom McElligott of Boston, MA; Kelly and Jeff Cook of Horseheads, NY; daughter: Christina Wheeler of Horseheads, NY; son: Kevin (Diana) Wheeler of Wasilla, AK; grandchildren: Tommy and Sophie McElligott; Kaylyn and Jordan Cook; Gabriel and Seamus Wheeler; siblings: Tom (Carla) Wheeler of Arvada, CO; Kathy (Jim) Dennison of Elmira, NY; Roxanne (Mike) Sullivan of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law: Josephine Ficchi of Horseheads, NY; Bill's in-laws: Roseanna Stowits of Denver, CO; Mark (Marilyn) Shaffer of Athens, PA; Bridget (Skip) Dudla of Saratoga Springs, NY; along with much loved nieces, nephews and their families; aunts, uncles, cousins and the Brotherhood at Local # 709. Bill started his career with the Elmira Fire Department in 1974 retiring as Fire Marshal in 2012. From 1965 to 1974 he was a bricklayer with the Local # 23 International Bricklayers and Masons Union. He was also an instructor for Fire Science at Corning Community College and Jefferson Community College. He was also a faithful communicant at St. Mary's Church. Bill loved spending time with his grandkids and he enjoyed fishing, spending time on Seneca Lake and traveling. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, July 2, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held in St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira on Friday, July 3, 2015 at 10:00 AM. The Reverend John DeSocio will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation PO Drawer 498 Emmitsburg, MD. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2//2015
WHITE James H. Jr. "Blackie"
Age 83, of 907 Breesport N. Chemung Rd., Lowman, NY, died on Monday December 10, 2007. He was born on January 16, 1924 in Elmira, NY to the late James Sr. and Mary (Rutzke) White. Jim was predeceased by his sisters Marie Rice, Margaret Westlake, and Anna Mae Rote. Survivors include his wife of 57 years, Alberta (Jackson) White of Lowman; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen (James) Carpenter of Elmira, Shirley (Robert) Opalka of Wells, NY, Toni White of Waverly, Cindy (Mitch) Baker of Addison and adopted daugther, Candis Chambers of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews, and cousins; special nephew, Bobby (Rabbit) Westlake; sister-in-law Barabara Loomis of TN; brother and sister-in-law Alfred and Betty Jackson of Athens, PA. Jim was a Veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict and a retiree of the A&P Plant. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 13th from 6-8 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Jim will take place there at 8 PM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Schultz and the staff at the AOMC for the care given to Jim. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/12/2007 - 12/13/2007.
WHITE MARIE E. RICE
Elmo (Pete) T. Jr. and Marie E. Elmo, age 82, died on April 6, 2002, and Marie, age 87, died on September 26, 2004. Survivors include their daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Frederick Flavin of Plymouth, MA; Marie's brother, James White, and his wife, Alberta, of Lowman; sister-in-law, Margaret Rice of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass for Mr. and Mrs. Rice on Saturday, October 21st at 10 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, with Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan as Celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
WHITE –VIRGINIA WHITE GUSH age 94, formerly of 230 Kingsbury Avenue, passed away Tuesday, December 16, 2014. She was born February 9, 1920 in Hoboken NJ the daughter of William and Anna (Gallagher) White. Virginia married Stanley Gush on January 12, 1946 and together they made a loving home for their family. She is predeceased by Stan and by her brother Donald White. Virginia will be sadly missed, but lovingly remembered by her family…daughters and sons-in-law, Regina and Michael Richards of Corning NY, Kathleen and Kevin O'Buckley of Alfred NY; grandchildren, Cathleen Richards, Michaleen (John) Lehman of Corning, Mark (Joyce) Richards of St. Augustine FL, Matthew (Sheila) Richards of Shelby NC, Kevin (Coral) O'Buckley of Poughquag NY, Megan (Kevin) Fitzgerald of Fairport NY, Peter (Robin Barnes) Foreman-Murray of Philadelphia PA, Erin Foreman-Murray of Vienna, Austria, Scott (Lindsay) Foreman-Murray of New York City; great-grandchildren, John and Shane Lehman, Collin, Caleb, Emily, Aiden and Ethan Richards, Cardin, Nori and ConniAnn Richards, Ryan and Reilly O'Buckley, Anna, Rory and Teagan Fitzgerald. Also surviving is Virginia's cousin Dennis (Linda) Murray of Mansfield PA and niece Mary Ann White. Virginia was a beloved wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother, great grandmother, cousin and friend. She was an ocean lover, storyteller, front porch sitter, spaghetti sauce stirrer, serious shopper, lipstick wearer, determined driver, television watcher, lullaby singer, baby rocker, patient listener, and encouraging whisperer. She was our fashionable Honey, a Jersey girl, idea woman, Bendel buyer, cold cream wearer, éclair sharer, posture reminder, purse toter, and memory keeper. We will always see her - Irish eyes flashing, fondly laughing, wine sipping, coffee loving, gently nudging and so family proud. She was our soft place to fall. Virginia was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a member of the Rosary and Sacred Heart Society, Ladies Division of the Hibernians, the American Legion Auxiliary, a volunteer for the March of Dimes, and the Girl Scouts of America. Her first job was always her family, as she never failed to be there when needed. Her grandchildren made her days so sweet. We knew we were loved and never doubted her pride in us. We felt the same about her. Virginia continued to give to all of us, even when she became unable to communicate with words. She gave us the gift of "remembering". As we sat beside her bed, we recalled the mom with the beautiful hair, the manicured fingernails and the always present red lipstick. We remembered if we needed a friend or helper, she came to the door with hands ready to hold or work. If we were frightened or worried she comforted us and let us know she would be there for us. And so we had the privilege of caring for her in the end. We sat and talked and eased her journey. Our family had time to tell her what she meant to each of us. That was her final gift. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Sunday, December 21, 2014 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Monday, December 22, 2014 at 9:15 a.m., followed by Virginia's Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m., St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with committal prayers, will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. We would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, 3rd floor, who cared so lovingly and compassionately for our mother. Our special thanks to Dr. Francisco Corbalon for his amazing support and expertise in his treatment of our mother, to Catherine DeMember, Cindy Evans, and all of the people who helped her through the long journey and made her time with you so happy and fulfilling. We call you her "angels" and express profound appreciation for your unfailing kindness and tenderness. Your work is appreciated. Thank you will never be enough. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may remember Virginia with a donation to the Chemung County Nursing Facility Resident Activity Fund, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY. Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday, December 21st at 2:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our sister, Virginia. Signed, Laura O'Herron, President. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/2014
WHITING Roger B.
Age 71 of Bush Ave. Horseheads, died
unexpectedly on Sun. Jun. 13, 2010. He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Mary Catherine (Toole) Whiting; beloved daughter, Stacy (Paul) Richmond of Horseheads, adored granddaughters, Jenna and Allison Richmond; sisters, Jean Brate of Woodhull, Joan Mitchell of Elmira, Sharon (Frank) Dunkle of Pine City, Beredene Whiting of Lyons, brother, John (Marilyn) Lyon of Ojai, CA; sister-in-law, Candy Whiting of Corning; sister-in-law, Diane Lyon of Long Island; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Roger was also predeceased by parents, Jack and Gertrude Whiting and Virginia June; brothers, Paul Lyon and Dan Whiting; brothers-in-law, J.W. Mitchell and Don Brate. Roger retired from NYSEG as a Pipe Fitter. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and a communicant for over 43 years at St. Mary's in Elmira. He loved to travel with his wife as they traveled 50 states. Roger loved his family, you could always find "Papa-Rog" at a sporting event cheering for his grandkids and their teammates. He touched the hearts of everyone who knew him. His winning smile, compassion for others, and love for life was infectious. Roger gave the best gifts of all to Mary Catherine, Stacy, Paul, Jenna and Alli-his time and unconditional love. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Wed. from 4-7:00 pm. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary's Church 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY on Thursday June 17, 2010 at 10:00 am. Interment to follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. In lieu flowers, memorials can be made to the Southern Tier Food Bank 945 County Rt. 64 Elmira, NY 14903 as Roger felt no one should go hungry. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 15, 2010
WHITNEY Robert E., Sr., and Elizabeth B. Ages 87 and 86, of Pine City NY, returned to their Lord on August 31, 2005 after 64 years of marriage together, surrounded by their children. They are survived by their children, Patricia (Donald) Large of West Linn, OR, Robert (Emily) Whitney of West Elmira, NY, Michael (Ann) Whitney of Horseheads, NY, Mary Lou (Joseph) Galasso of Rochester, NY; 12 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. Robert was a US Army Veteran of WWII, a VFW member, a former member of the Elmira Traffic Club. In his spare time he enjoyed taking care of his yard, gardening and fishing. Elizabeth was an avid reader who enjoyed crocheting, gardening, making quilts, along with being a crossword puzzler. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church for many years. Her true enjoyment was spending time with her children and grandchildren. Elizabeth was a caring and giving person throughout the community, who was there to lend a helping hand to anyone in need. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, September 3, 2005, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday morning from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., followed by Mass of Christian Burial in St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High St., Elmira, NY with Father Richard Farrell celebrant. Interment at the convenience of the family in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the St. Joseph's Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901.
WHOLEBEN Bernard E. "Bernie"
Age 93 of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, July 17th, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born in Olean, NY on the 26thday of November in 1918. The son of the late Frederick and Anna (Carls) Wholeben. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his loving wife Genevieve (Dobek) Wholeben in 2011 and his first wife Mildred (Camp) Wholeben in 1956. Surviving Bernie are his children: Son and daughter in law: Brent (Belinda) Wholeben of Rockford, IL; Sister Michelle (Joseph) Dyl of Amherst, NY; Son: Paul Wholeben of Elmira; Son and daughter in law: Keith Wholeben of Erin, NY; Daughter and son in law: Denise (Gary) Goodier of Campbell, NY; Daughter: Nadine Wholeben with (Michael Muccigrosso) of Millport, NY; 8 grandchildren: Mellissa, Kevin, Timothy, Kathryn, Joseph, Dennis, Tabitha, Shaun and one Great Grandchild Jonathan along with his loving canine companions "Bob" and "Kia". Bernie is also predeceased by his grandson Jason Wholeben; Brother: Norbert Wholeben. Bernie was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church. He retired from Thatcher Glass as foreman after nearly 40 years of service. He was proud to be a United States Army Air Corp veteran of World War II with rank of 1st Lt., and served as a navigator and bombardier in the 8th Bomb Group in Europe. He was shot down over Germany and served as a P.O.W. until liberated. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Peter and Paul's Church, 1 St. Joseph Blvd., Elmira, NY 14901 Friday, July 20th, 2012 at 10:00AM with graveside services following at the St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, with Military Honors accorded. Flower donations are gratefully declined. Star Gazette – July 19, 2012