St. Peter & Paul Cemetery, Elmira,
Chemung County NY
Photo by Joyce M. Tice 2001
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St. Peter & Paul Cemetery Obituaries
WICHTOWSKI Arthur E
Arthur E. "Art" "Pop" Age 68 of Elmira, died on March 5th, 2006 surrounded by his loving family. Art was born March 16, 1937, a son of the late Walter and Evelyn Hakes Wichtowski. He is survived by his wife, Carol McSparron Wichtowski. Art and Carol were married at the Church of the Epiphany in Sayre, PA on June 18, 1960. Art is also survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Stephen M. and Lorraine Wichtowski of Honeoye, NY, with children Blake and Page; daughter and son-in-law, Karen A. and John Rogers of Elmira, with children, Daniel and Emilie; son and daughter-in-law Thomas A. and Tracy Wichtowski of Wellsburg, NY, with sons Jacob and Matthew; brother and sister-in-law, David and Marianne Wichtowski of Pine City, NY; sister, Judy A'hearn of Elmira; his aunt, Helen Byer of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and James Walsh of Towanda, PA; and sister-in-law, Pauline McSparron of Athens, PA; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Art was a U.S. Army veteran. He retired from Elmira Correctional Facility after thirty-three years of service. Art, also known as "Pop," was very involved in his grandchildren's lives and activities, whether in Honeoye or Elmira. Art was also an avid golfer who regularly bested his sons and son-in-law on the golf course! Art was an extremely loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather and will be sorely missed, frequently remembered and never forgotten. Art was also a lifetime member of the White Eagles Club in Elmira. Friends are invited to McInery Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, March 7th from 4 to 7 p.m. A Mass Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, March 8th at 10 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, with Father Edward Golden officiating. Interment will immediately follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY, 14830.
WICHTOWSKI David L.
Services celebrating David's life were held Saturday, August 6, 2011. A prayer service was held at 10:15 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by an 11:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church. Father John DeSocio was the celebrant, with Father Walter Wainwright and Father Patrick Connor concelebrating, and Deacon Paul Sartori also present on the altar. Altar server was Henry Ginnetti. Music was led by organist Mary Montanarella and the St. Mary;s Resurrection Choir. The funeral procession entered the church to the Marine Corps Hymn being played on bagpipes by Greg Finch. David's children, Michelle and Michael, placed the funeral pall on their father's casket, with their mother Marianne then placing the crucifix. Great nephews, Matthew and Jacob Wichtowski were the Paschal Candle Bearer and Cross Bearer. Readings were given by granddaughter Ally Wichtowski and family friend Gina Bischoff, with Deacon Sartori delivering the Gospel and Father DeSocio the homily. Daughter-in-law Melissa Wichtowski led the General Intercessions. Offertory Gifts were presented by great nephews Jack Hayes and Chayton A'Hearn, and great niece Karly Hayes. In acknowledging David's love for his country and Notre Dame University, an American Flag and ND cap were also presented at this time by grandchildren Ally and Andrew. Friends, Bill Baker, Colleen Campbell, Mary Kay Robinson, and Katie Cornacchio were Eucharistic Ministers. Sister Josepha sang a special song, "The Rose", after communion. Eulogies were given by Michael Wichtowski and family friend Kevin McCarthy, after which Jack Keefe sang the song "The Old Man". Honoring his military service "God Bless America" was sung as the American Flag was draped over David's casket. Everyone left church with a smile on their face, as the funeral procession left to the choir singing the "Notre Dame Fight Song". Pallbearers were Andrew Wichtowski, nephews, Tom and Steve Wichtowski, and John Rogers, brother-in-law Bert Crossman, cousin Mark Mentuck, friends, Kevin McCarthy, Joe Robinson, Reggie Piatt, and John Townson. Military honors were held, outside of the church, at the conclusion of the mass. "Amazing Grace" was piped by Greg Finch. Family and friends gathered afterwards at Bernie Murray's for the continued sharing of stories and memories of David. Interment took place Monday, August 8, 2011 at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, with Father Richard Farrell and Father Jeremiah Moynihan leading the committal prayers. Star Gazette – August 9, 2011
WICHTOWSKI - BYER, Helen J nee: Wichtowski, Age 91, of North Main St., Elmira, died Sunday, April 6, 2008. Helen is survived by daughter, Eileen Byer; sisters-in-law, Sister Veronica Byer, St. Benedict Convent, Erie, PA, Catherine (Stanley) Minarski, Horseheads, Victoria (Louis) Klark, NC; brothers-in-law, John (Shirley) Byer, N. Tonawanda, NY, Victor Byer, Jamestown, NY, Walter Byer, Lancaster, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by husband of 59 years, Edward; sisters and brothers, Ceil Kosloski, Steven, Walter, Joseph and Stanley Wichtowski; sisters and brothers-in-law, Fred and William Byer, Helen Phielix, Pauline Zielinski, Julia Allen; niece, Jean Ann Scanlon; nephews, Arthur Wichtowski, Albert Wichtowski. Helen was a Communicant of St. Casimir's Church, a member of it's Rosary Sacred Heart Society, Wanda Circle, devoted homemaker and loved playing cards with relatives on Sunday afternoon, she also worked at Thatcher Glass, St. Joseph's Hospital laundry facility and was a domestic worker in peoples' homes. Those wishing may make a Memorial Donation to the Heating & Air Conditioning Fund at St. Casimir's Church in her name. (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, April 8, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service there Wednesday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2008.
CHARLES WIDENSKI today at 8:15 at the home of sister-in-law, Mrs. Frances Christastie, 1214 Magee St., 9 at St. Casimir’s Church. Rev. Valentine A. Yankowiak, assisted by Revs. Philip C. McGhan and Joseph F. McNamara. Bearers; Joseph, Leon and John Christastie, James Yerkes, John Minch and Joseph Kruckow. Burial in St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 6/17/1949
WIEZIOLOWSKI - TUITE, Irene M. Nee: Wieziolowski
Age 87, of 337 Roe Ave., Elmira, died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Irene is survived by sons, Thomas R. (Maureen) Tuite, Elmira, Richard Paul (Cindi) Tuite, Kingston, NH; daughters, Dr. Paula A. (Dr. Karl) Gauss, Tully, NY, Eileen M. (Paul) Herbert, Elmira; 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law, Janet Wieziolowski and Mary Tuite; foster mother to many infants. Predeceased by her husband, Paul; and two brothers, John and Richard Wieziolowski. Irene was the original School Bus aide for the Elmira City School District, and a member of St. Casimir's Church, its' Rosary/Sacred Heart Society and Wanda Circle. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to Holy Family Schools (envelopes available at the Funeral Home.) The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Thursday, January 8th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Prayer service there Friday followed by her Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at a time to be announced. Internment to follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2009
CORRECTION - daughters, Dr. Paula A. (Dr. Karl) Gauss, Tully, NY - CHANGED FROM GAVES
WIGSTEN - BAKER Mary Elizabeth "Betty"
Age 85, of St. David's, Pennsylvania, died peacefully on January 9, 2010 after a brief illness. Born on July 13, 1924, she was the second child of John and Mary MacNamara Wigsten of Elmira. Betty graduated from Southside High School and received her Bachelor of Science degree from the Cornell University School of Nursing in 1947. Following her graduation, she worked as a nurse at New York Hospital in New York City. On September 9, 1950 she married Joseph W. Baker of Elmira, and together they raised six children. In addition, Betty worked as a school nurse in the Elmira school system, as well as for St. Patrick's Elementary. Betty also later taught English at EFA after earning her teaching certificate from Cortland University. She was actively involved with several charitable organizations, and was a long time member of the "25 Club" of the Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pa. Betty was devoted to God and to praying for the needs of family, friends, and even strangers. She spent many hours praying for those on her lengthy prayer list and was a devout member of the Catholic Church. In St. David's, she and Joe attended the 6:30 am mass at St. Katherine of Siena each day until her illness. In retirement, they traveled extensively throughout the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. She loved her family, especially her sixteen grandchildren. She looked forward to their visits with great anticipation, especially when they took place at her beloved Keuka Lake. Betty is survived by Joe, her husband of fifty-nine years; by her daughter, Mary Baker of Houston, Texas; her son, Joseph Baker Jr. and wife Dianne of Longwood, Florida; her son, Dr. David Baker and wife Lisa of York, Pennsylvania; her daughter, Anne Miller and husband Frank of Wading River, New York; her son, Dr. Mark Baker and wife Lisa of Hummelstown, Pennsylvania; and her son, John Baker and wife Mary of Fogelsville, Pennsylvania. She is also survived by her sixteen grandchildren; her sister, Margaret Perkins; her brother, David Wigsten and wife Patricia; and her sister Kate Hughes and husband Henry; and her sister-in-law, Josie Wigsten. She was predeceased by her parents, her brother Paul Wigsten, and her brother, John Wigsten. Pallbearers are Joseph Baker Jr, David Baker, Mark Baker, John Baker, Frank Miller and John H. Hughes. Visitation hours are 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm on January 14, 2010 at McInerny Funeral Home on Water Street in Elmira. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 15, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will then be held at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Betty would be honored by a contribution to Keuka Comfort Care Home, 35 Route 54 East Lake Road, Penn Yan, New York 14527. Published in Star-Gazette on January 13, 2010
WILCOX Lawrence F. "Waxie" Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died July 6, 2006 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born January 26, 1935 in Elmira, the son of the late Harry and Sarah (Ross) Wilcox. Larry was predeceased by a sister, Frances Wolfe; brothers, Richard and Robert Wilcox. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Jo-Ann (Kingsley) Wilcox; son, Bruce of Elmira; daughter, Elaine of NYC; sisters, Shirley Mitchell and Maureen (Francis) Weaver; sisters-in-law, June Wilcox and Donna Roberts; mother-in-law, Adeline Bastian; along with several nieces and nephews. Larry attended George Washington Grammar School and graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1953. In 1954-1956 he served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. In 2002, Larry retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility as an Industrial Training Supervisor. Prior to that he worked at General Electric Foundry for 17 years and then owned and operated a Pudgie's Pizza Franchise in Newark, NY. In the 70's-80's he bred and owned thoroughbred horses and enjoyed traveling to and meeting the people at the tracks where his horses were running. In 1989 he was inducted into Elmira Sports Football Hall of Fame. He was a member of Elmira Elks Lodge #62. It was Larry's wishes that there be no calling hours and his Funeral Service private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Casimir's Church Memorial Fund, 1012 Davis St. Elmira, 14901, or charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to Kalec Funeral Home, Inc. Interment will be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
WILLIAMS - DONOVAN Elma Doris (Williams)
Age 88, of Elmira Heights, died at her home, with her family by her side, on Saturday, February 23, 2008. Elma was born May 6, 1919, a daughter of Ralph and Ruth Forest Williams. She is predeceased by her husband, James J. Donovan, Jr., daughter, Kathleen Louise Donovan, grandson, Patrick Allen, and brother, Charles Dayton. Elma is survived by her children, Patricia Allen, of Elmira, Sandra Aloi, of Euless, TX, James J. Donovan, of Horseheads, Michael John Donovan, with his wife Debra, of Huntersville, NC, and Daniel Robert Donovan, with his wife Deborah, of Elmira; grandchildren, Kathleen Tarr, Kelly Allison, Kim Skay, Mark Aloi, Deanna Belknap, Laurie Tarntino, Mary Lehnhart, James Donovan, Michael Donovan, Jr., Jennifer Calhoun, Brian Donovan, Melissa Donovan, Sara Lyon, and Daniel Donovan, Jr; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Roy Dayton of Horseheads, Robert Palmer of Pine Valley; sisters, Jacqueline Roberts, Joyce Shutt, both of Simpsonville, SC; along with several nieces and nephews. Elma was a graduate of Elmira Heights High School and attended Elmira Business Institute. She worked at S.F. Iszard Co., retiring after 32 years of service. Elma was a volunteer with RSVP, served on the Office of Aging Advisory Committee, and was a member of the North County Senior Citizens. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, February 25, 2008 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Elma's memory may be directed to The Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/25/2008.
WILLIAMS Josephine M. Age 93, of Elmira, New York, peacefully died on Friday, February 3, 2006, at the Tioga Nursing Facility. She was born on March 8, 1912 in Antrim, PA to the late John and Mary (Kasube) Williams. Josephine was predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Charles Ackley; brother-in-law, Wayne Arnold; and nephew, Herbert Ackley. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Terry and Sue Porter of Owego, NY; sister, Constance Arnold of Elmira; nephew, Richard (Mary Lou) Ackley; two great-nephews; one great-niece and three great-great-nephews. Josephine retired from the Chemung County Department of Social Services and volunteered at RSVP for 28 years. She also volunteered during the war at local hospitals and was a member of the Civil Service. Josephine enjoyed spending her time doing gardening, egg crafts and crocheting. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, February 6th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Reverend Eugene Dobosz officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
WILLIAMS Mary RIDER, 79, WIFE OF William L. Rider of Wetona, Springfield twp., PA died Saturday, July 4, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born July 14, 1918 in Towanda, Pa, she was the daughter of the late John J. and Mary “May” Dowling Williams. Mary was a 1936 graduate of St. Agnes School in Towanda and continued her education at Elmira Business School. Mary was a member of St. Ann’s Roman Catholic church in Bentley Creek and the Parish Altar and Rosary Society. She was a life member of the Bassett Hound Club of American and the valley Forge Bassett Hound Club and served as editor and publisher of the bassett hound newsletter. In 19983 she was selected as Baster of the Year by the Field Trial Advisory Council. She is survived by her husband of 59 years, William L. Rider; a daughter and her husband, Helen and Gerald Aneskewich of Raleigh, NC; a son and his wife, William J. and Mary Rider of Spring Valley, OH; grandchildren, William Kevin Rider and his wife Amy, John J. Rider and his wife Linda, Jill R. Lisy and her husband Thomas, Amy C. Rider, Michael J. Rider, Elizabeth Little and her husband, Rev. Greg Little, Teresa A. Lawson and her husband, Ken Lawson, Susan A. Gloss and her husband, Peter Gloss; 12 great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, July (10 am) at the St. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Third St., Towanda with the Rev. Ronald Hughes as celebrant and interment to follow in SS Peter & Paul Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Building Fund at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, RR 3, Box 139A, Gillett, PA 16925 in Mrs. Rider’s memory.
WILLIAMS Michael K. Williams
Age 54, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, July 28, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on April 28, 1957 in Elmira, NY to the late George and Mary (Kelly) Williams. Mike was predeceased by his sister, Mary Kay Williams. He is survived by his daughters, Michelle Williams and Jennifer (Michael) Prokopec both of Elmira; son, Mark Arnold of Elmira; sister, Judith (William) Gawronski of FL and Marybeth Dobell of Elmira; former wife, Kathleen Spencer of Elmira; grandson, Connor Prokopec of Elmira; several nieces and nephews and canine companion, Cinnamon. Mike was formerly employed at the Central Parking Garage in Elmira for many years. He was a longtime communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Church and was an active member of the Democratic Party. Mike made a friend of everyone he met and brought joy and laughter to their lives. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, August 1st from 3 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, August 2nd at 11 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul Church with Father Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 31, 2011
WILLIAMS PATRICIA MAE McLAUGHLIN
Patricia Mae - Age 78 of Elmira, NY. July 15, 2007, Pat left this world peacefully to rest in the arms of her Lord. She lived a full life of 78 years with her loving family. She was born July 12, 1929 in Elmira, daughter of the late Gordon and Crystal (Parks) Williams. She married a wonderful man, James J. McLaughlin, Jr. and they enjoyed a long and happy marriage together until his death in December 1994. After a long courageous battle with C.O.P.D., she has left to rejoin her loving husband and many friends. Pat is survived by three loving daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen and James Graham, Patricia and David Bassett, Mary McLaughlin-West with Rex Dilmore. She truly has enjoyed all her grandchildren and has been an important part of their lives, JJ Graham (Jenn), Kelly Long (Michael), Christie and Cody Bassett. She was blessed with her great-grandchildren who have brought her much joy, Jessica, Brianna, Mariah and Sammi. Pat also had a wonderful friend, Dot Sheehan from Hidden Valley Lake who lives in Ohio. She is also predeceased by her beloved German Shepherd, TICO. Pat is also survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law, Norma and Harry Edwards, Jeanne and Jeremiah (deceased) Edwards, Phyllis (deceased) and James Kellogg, Nancy and Larry Comfort; brother and sister-in-law, John and Mary Williams; along with many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. Pat had a smile and a sparkle in her eye that made her a special friend to everyone she met. She had a heart of gold and was very generous in mind and spirit. Family was of the utmost importance to her. She was a great lover of music and appreciated good talent and passed it on to her children. She was known for her Easter green dinosaurs, standing up eggs on the Equinox and giving out popcorn on Halloween. Mom and Dad created "Little Christmas" where everyone in the family has to exchange hand made gifts, a special part of Christmas that will be carried on as a family tradition. Pat made sure every character in the Christmas parade came to shake hands with her children growing up and then her grandchildren. At her house, the coffee pot was always on and the welcome mat was always out. She was the Mom on the circle for many and taught CCD classes at St. Mary's on the southside and brought many children to learn the rosary and receive their First Communion and Penance through her classes. Throughout all her troubles later in life, she never lost her sense of humor. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, July 20th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, July 21st, at 8:30 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. A special thank you to Dr. Malanoski and The Center for Wound Healing for the special care they took with her. Thanks to Dr. Schenone for his understanding and a special thank you to Dr. Marc Anthony and all the nurses and aides at St. Joseph's Hospital on D2 and D3 with the visits Mom had over the past 19 months. Those wishing to remember Pat may do so through donations to The Center for Wound Healing at Arnot Health, 602 Ivy St., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/19/2007.
RICHARD R. WILLIAMS age 68 of 1367 Hendy Creek Rd., Pine City, Thursday, April 18, 1985 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira. Family calling hours will be today, 4 to 6 pm at the Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats. Friends may call Saturday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held Sunday, 2 pm at the funeral home with the Rev. Robert E. Lewis of Westside Methodist Church officiating. Burial, St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery, Elmira. Donations may be made in his name to the St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Department or the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department First Aid Fund. Survived by brother, W. Llewellyn Williams of Elmira; close friend, Wanda M. Brown of Millerton, PA; sons and daughters-in-law, R. R. (Bud) and Janet L. Williams of Elmira, Douglas D. and Clare E. Williams of Pine City; daughters and sons-in-law, Judith V. and Walter H. Seyter of Horseheads, Helen G. (Trudy) and Thomas Minichiello of Watkins Glen, Martha L. (Marty and Gerald E. Hadlock of Painted Post, Suzanne B. and C. Vincent Faulisi of Corning; 19 grandchildren; 1 great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Martha E. Bates Williams in 1973. He was a life member and business agent for Local 314, American Federation of Musicians, a 22nd Degree Mason with Masonic Ivy Lodge #397, Elmira, original organizer and member of the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Department, former Town Councilman and Assessor of Big Flats, former Chemung County Republican Committeeman, a Veteran of WW II. He was retired from Remington Rand, Elmira. He was born December 14, 1916 in Elmira, the son of Willis and Amy Beesock Williams. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of his grandchildren and great-grandson. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1985
WILMOT - CASSIDY
Edna Mae Age 89 of Elmira, died Sunday December 9, 2001 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. Edna was born February 9, 1912, daughter of John L. and Mary Bretz Wilmot. She was predeceased by her husband, John J. Cassidy, Sr. and is survived by her son, John Joseph Cassidy, Jr. of Sylvan Beach, NY; daughters, Mary Suzette Casey of Cincinnati, OH with husband John and Patricia Ann Olney of Lenexa, KS with husband Roger; eight grandchildren; four great grandchildren; brother, John B. Wilmot of Elmira with wife Kay; several nieces and nephews. bf The family will receive friends on Friday, December 14, 2001 at St. Patrick's Church from 9:00 A.M. to 9:45 A.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 10:00 A.M. Interment with committal prayers will be in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Donations in Edna's memory may be directed to Shrine of St. Jude Thaddeus, The Dominicans, 1909 S. Ashland Avenue, Chicago IL 60608. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
WILMOT John B. "Dutch"
Age 83, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, January 8, 2009. He was born August 26, 1925 in Elmira, New York. He was predeceased by his parents, John L. and Mary L. Wilmot, sister and brother-in-law, Edna and John Cassidy, sister-in-law and brother-in-laws Jean and James Sullivan, William Rauch, nephews, Joseph Cassidy and Edward Rauch. Survived by his loving family, all of Elmira, his wife of 63 years, Kathleen "Kay" Reidy Wilmot, son J. Timothy Wilmot, daughters and sons-in-laws, Corinne Lewis, Kathleen Webster-Delaney and James Delaney, Mary Jo and Thomas Webster, Julie and Robert Kramarik, and Suzanne and Michael Rundell, 14 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Mary E. Rauch, and Thomas and Clare Reidy; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Dutch was a veteran of World War II, serving in the United States Navy. He retired after 35 years with the NYS Department of Corrections, the last 11 years as Superintendent of the Elmira Correctional Facility. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 11, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the charity of your choice.
WILMOT John "Dutch"
Services celebrating Dutch's life were held Monday, January 12, 2009. An 11:15 a.m. prayer service was held at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a 12:00 noon Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Father Walter Wainwright was the presider, with Father Robert MacNamara, a classmate of Dutch's, con-celebrating. Dutch's children, Tim, Corky, Kathleen, Mary Jo, Julie, and Suzie, placed the funeral pall on his casket with his wife Kay placing the crucifix. Corky and Kathleen did the readings with Father MacNamara delivering the gospel and homily. Prayers of the Faithful were led by Mary Jo and Suzie. Dutch's granddaughters, Erica, Johanna, Sarah, Michelle, Kristi, Katie, and Allie presented the Offertory Gifts. Julie Kramarik gave the eulogy. At communion Sister Josepha Twomey sang the "Magnificat", one of Dutch's favorite hymns. In tribute to Dutch's service to his country "God Bless America" was sung as the American Flag was draped over his casket. Music was led by organist Bob Walsh and soloist Jack Keefe. Grandsons, Justin Lewis, Adam Rundell, Matthew Gilbert, Bryan Gilbert, Daniel VanDine, and Joshua Goetz were pallbearers. Committal prayers and interment followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Jack Keefe sang "The Old Man" at the graveside service. The Wilmot family then joined friends at Mandell's Restaurant for a luncheon and continuation of memories of Dutch. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/13/2009
WILSON Donald W.
Age 97, of Elmira, peacefully died at his home, with his loving family around him, on Wednesday, June 16, 2010. Don was born November 21, 1912, the son of Homer F. and Grace (Laughlin) Wilson. He is predeceased by his wife Margaret Sheehan Wilson, daughter Mary Donna Wilson, son Jerry Wilson, and brother Butch Wilson. Don is survived by his six children, all of Elmira, with their families, Beth and Bob Darmstadt with children, Michael (Sara), Jill, David (Erica), and Julie (Kevin) Mandia; Diane and Tom Booth with children, Amy (Stephen) VanHouten, Rebecca (Scott) Kotwas, and Ed Booth; Tom and Kristen Wilson with children, Connor, Kelsey and Breton; Jim and Terry Wilson with children, Ted (Xan), Michele, Matt and Erica; Deb and Gary Geiger with children, Jason Janowsky, Hillary Everet, and Janine Geiger; Meggie and Tony Denicola with children, Bridget, Katie, and Sean; great-grandchildren, Emily, Olivia, Madison, Sean, Rob, Miley, Rowan, Tommy, Ryan, Danny, Allison, Lucy, Tayia, and Collin. Also surviving is sister Bedot Bullock of McLean, VA; sister-in-law Peg Sheehan of Elmira; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Don was the former owner of the Town Tavern. He was also retired from Hardinge Bros., Inc. A loving father, and grandfather, Don treasured the many good times spent with his family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, June 19, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, June 21, 2010 at 11:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 12:00 noon at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Don's memory may be directed to either St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 or Save the Children Fund, 54 Wilton Road, Westport, CT 06880. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 18, 2010
WILSON Donald W.
Services celebrating Don's life were held Monday, June 21, 2010. A prayer service led by Father Richard Farrell was held at 11:15 a.m. at McInerny Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial followed at St. Patrick's Church at 12:00 noon with Father Farrell presiding. Bagpiper Michael Sullivan led the funeral procession into and out of the church. Don's children, Beth, Diane, Tom, Jim, Deb, and Meggie placed the funeral pall on his casket with son-in-law Bob Darmstadt placing the crucifix. The readings were given by daughter-in-law Kristin Wilson and grandson Michael Darmstadt with grandson Matt Wilson leading the responsorial psalm. Father Farrell read the Gospel and delivered the homily. Son-in-law Tom Booth gave the eulogy. Granddaughters, Michele and Erica Wilson, Bridget and Katie Denicola, and Emily Darmstadt led the Prayers of the Faithful. The Offertory Gifts were presented by daughter-in-law Terry Wilson and sons-in-law, Tom Booth, Gary Geiger and Tony Denicola. Eucharistic ministers were David Darmstadt, Bridget Denicola and Tony Denicola. Music was led by organist Bob Walsh and soloist Jessica Rutledge. Committal services followed at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery, where Michael Sullivan piped "Amazing Grace" at the conclusion of the service. Pallbearers were son Tom Wilson, grandsons, Michael and David Darmstadt, Ed Booth, Connor, Ted and Matt Wilson, Jason Janowsky, and Sean Denicola. Family and friends gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 25, 2010
WILSON Margaret P. "Peg" Darrow
Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, July 10, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born in St. Stevens, New Brunswick Canada on September 5, 1920 to the late Joseph and Nellie (Berry) Wilson and was the oldest of eight children. Peg was predeceased by her husband of 49 years, Theodore Darrow in 1996. She is survived by her daughters, Patricia Snyder of Burbank, CA, Katy O'Donnell and Teresa Darrow both of Elmira; grandchildren, Christie Winnert, David Murphy, Matthew (Elizabeth) Murphy, Melissa O'Donnell, Marc O'Donnell, Sarah O'Donnell, Tiffany Darrow-McCrae and Brittany Darrow; 15 great-grandchildren; brothers, Gerald Wilson of Maine and David Wilson of Deerfield, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Peg was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and was very involved with many of the church's activities. She retired from Arnot Ogden Medical Center as an RN supervisor after 35 years of service and was a long time member of the AOMC Retirees. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 13th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Thursday, July 14th at 9 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Memorial donations in Peg's name can be made to the American Cancer Society , Southern Tier Hospice or the SPCA. The family would like to thank the staff on 4D at the AOMC for their wonderful and loving care given to their mom and family. Star Gazette – July 12, 2011
WILSON Richard Marcus "Dick"
Elmira: Loving Husband, Father, Grandfather and Great Grandfather - Age 91 of 2009 Lake Road, Elmira, died Sunday February 19, 2012. Dick was born December 8, 1920 in Warren Township, PA. Son of the late William and Myra Sibley Wilson. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 56 years, Dorothy Kosloski Wilson in 2000, and brother Robert Wilson. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Geralyn Haynes, Horseheads, NY, Janice (Kevin) Rathbun, Elmira, NY, Susan (Gary) Strom, N. Royalton, OH; grandchildren, Richard & Robert Haynes, Rachel (Jim) Perry, Theresa (Kris) Dunlavey, Valerie (Diego) Castellanos, Sarah, Kyle & Garrett Strom; great grandchildren, Cameron, Olivia and Madelyn Perry & Ava Castellanos; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Dick was a faithful communicant of Christ the Redeemer Parish and a member of the Nocturnal Adoration Society. He was, also a 4th Degree Honorary Life member of the Knights of Columbus, Elmira Council #229 & Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly, having served as the Grand Knight and Faithful Navigator. He was the former owner of Stuart's Pools in Horseheads, NY, past employee of Haesloops and Goostrey's of Elmira, NY. Dick was in the Army Air Corp serving in WWII. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 on Thursday, February 23rd from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. A prayer service there Friday, February 24th at 9 a.m., followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Charles Borromeo Church at 10 a.m. Burial to follow at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Fraternal Notice: The Officers and Members of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly and Elmira Council No. 229 will meet at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, February 23, 2012 at 8:00 PM to Conduct a Prayer Service for our departed Brother, Sir Knight Richard M. Wilson, PFN, PGK. Signed: James Elston, Grand Knight; Jack T. Strong Sr., Faithful Navigator Star Gazette - February 22, 2012
MISS JANE L. WIPFLER of 410 ½ N. Main St. Monday night, Sept. 8, 1952 following a brief illness. Survived by sister, Mrs. Rose V. Falls of Rochester; brothers, George J. and Michael W. Wipfler, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews of Elmira; three cousins of Rochester. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call this evening from 7 to 10 and Wednesday from 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. and where prayer service will be held Thursday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem Mass at 9 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. The Ladies of Charity will meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. They also will meet Thursday at 8:45 a.m. at St. Peter and Paul’s Church to act as a guard of honor. The Immaculate Heart Society of St. Peter and Paul’s Church will meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 8 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1952
WISNESKI - LUTOMSKI, Irene M.
Age 89, of Severn, MD, and formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at the Baltimore Washington Medical Center. Irene was born on September 12, 1917 in Elmira, NY. She was employed at Sears as a Sales Clerk. She attended Holy Trinity Catholic Church, St. Casmir's Church in Elmira, and was in the Hall of Fame of the White Eagle Club in Elmira. She liked to cook, read, travel, and was an excellent softball and basketball player in her youth. She was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Matthew R. Lutomski, Sr.; her father, Mr. Lawrence L. Wisneski, Sr.; her mother, Mrs. Mary Wisneski; and her son, Mr. Brian G. Lutomski. She is survived by a son, Mr. Matthew R. Lutomski, Jr. of Severn, MD; brother, Mr. Lawrence L. Wisneski, Jr. of Vista, CA; sister, Mrs. Leona Terlecky of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren, granddaughters, Mrs. Anita Schoonover of Dayton, Ohio, Mrs. Diane Lutomski of Valparaiso, IN, grandson, Mr. Michael Lutomski of Rockville, MD; and four great-grandchildren. There are no calling hours. Services will be held at a later date. Mrs. Lutomski's ashes are to be buried with her husband in St. Peter's & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Kirkley-Ruddick Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.
WISNIEWSKI Joseph S. Jr.
Age 78, of Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira, died Thursday, January 14, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital, third floor skilled nursing. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Joe was born on March 15, 1931 in Elmira. He was the son of the late Joseph and Leona Jankowski Wisniewski. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother, John Wisniewski and his sister, Theresa Stamp. He was a 1948 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. He married Barbara Swift on October 19, 1957 in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. They celebrated 52 years of marriage. Joe was a Professional Photographer for 42 years and the proprietor of Park Studio in Elmira Heights. Joe was a life member of the Professional Society of Photographers of New York State and received his Masters Degree from the Professional Photographers of America in 1960, after hanging many prints at the national level. He was a former member of the Elmira Heights Kiwanis Club. Joe was a life long member of St. Casimir's Parish and a past member of the polish choir where he served as a past director. He is survived by his loving wife, Barbara; six children, Karen (Emmett) Partain, Lisa (Carl) Masler, Joseph Wisniewski III, Beth (Jim) Rohmann, Michael (Karen) Wisniewski and Kristen Wisniewski; much loved grandchildren of Dzia-Dzia, James and Daniel Partain, David and Kaitlyn Masler, Michael, Alyssa and Alex Rohmann and Meghan, Ryan and Sean Wisniewski; brother, Stanley (Antoinette) Wisniewski; brother-in-law, Donald Stamp; several nieces, nephews and cousins. There will be no calling hours. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, January 16, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church, Elmira, followed by graveside prayers at Sts. Peter and Paul's cemetery. Donations made be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or The Alzheimer's Association (envelopes available at the Church). The Wisniewski family wishes to express their sincere thanks and appreciation to Dr. James Freeman and Dr. Schiavone and St. Joseph's third floor skilled nursing staff. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on January 15, 2010
WISNIEWSKI Joseph S. Jr.
Age 78, of Upper Oakwood Avenue, Elmira. His Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, January 16, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, Presider, Father Jeremiah Moynihan; Altar Server, Ray Kreydatus; Organist, Jean McCormick; Cantor, Jessica Rutledge; Communion Ministers, Nettie and Stas Wisniewski, Lisa Masler, Joseph S. Wisniewski III; Placing of the Pall by Karen Wisniewski, Lisa Masler, Beth Rohmann, Kristen Wisniewski, Carol Brann; Placing of the Crucifix by Barbara Wisniewski; Readers, Alyssa Rohmann, granddaughter, Danny Partain, grandson, Mae Larivee, Goddaughter; Presentation of the Gifts by Grandchildren: James Partain, Alex Rohmann, David and Katie Masler, Meghan, Ryan and Sean Wisniewski; Remarks of Remembrance, Michael Rohmann, grandson. The Pallbearers were: Joe Wisniewski III, Michael Wisniewski, Lee Wisniewski, Anthony Wisniewski, James Rohmann, Emmett Partain, Carl Masler. Father Moynihan conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Arrangements were entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on January 17, 2010
WISNOSKI - FENNELL, Susan D.
Of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home after an extended illness. Sue was born May 19, 1937 in Syracuse, NY. She is predeceased by her parents Stanley and Betty Dixon Wisnoski. From a very young age Sue was raised by her grandmother Bess Dixon. Sue is survived by her husband of 49 years, J. Peter Fennell, Sr. She is also survived by her three sons, with their families, J. Peter, Jr. and Cari Fennell, of Dewitt, NY, with sons, Jack and Bryan; Martin S. and Laura Fennell, of Elmira, with children, Elizabeth, Charles, Susan Anne, and Meredith; Thomas J. and Deborah Fennell, of Elmira, with children, Kevin and Catherine. She is also survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Ronald and Carol Wisnoski of Camillus, NY; three dear cousins, Charles Dixon, with his wife Sally, Nanine Nueman, and Donald Dixon, with his wife Ellen. Sue cherished her time with brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Matthias and Ann Fennell of El Paso, TX, and Kathleen A. Fennell of Elmira. She leaves behind many nieces, nephews, and close friends. Sue will be missed every day by her loyal companion Molly. Sue was a licensed Real Estate agent for many years with Ambrose Shoemaker Real Estate. She was very active as a volunteer, every year, at the LPGA Corning Classic, serving on the Executive Committee as a representative for St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a member of the Elmira Junior League and the Elmira Country Club, and a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Sue was an avid golfer and skier. She loved sports as a participant and a spectator. Sue also excelled at detailed needlework and custom quilting, which she made for family and shared with school children. Her summers, for over 30 years, were spent at Keuka Lake with family and friends – a dream come true. Calling hours will be at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, April 23, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, April 24, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Burial will be at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery immediately following the church service. In lieu of flowers remembrances may be directed to one of the following, St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, St. Patrick's Church, Southern Tier Hospice, or the Susan D. Fennell Scholarship Fund at Notre Dame High School. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/22/2008 - 4/23/2008.
ADAM W. WITTMANN, 78 of 700 Jay St., Wednesday, Jan. 29, 1958. He was a cigar maker by trade. There are no known survivors. Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours to night 7 to 10 and Thursday 2 to 5 and 7to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Friday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. John the Baptist Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/1958
WOIDZIK Francis A.
73, of Schenectady, NY, died
Thursday, September 23, 2010. Born in Kingston, PA, on November 8, 1936, he was the son of the late Frank and Sophia Woidzik of Elmira. Francis graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in Elmira Heights in 1954. He was inducted into the Metro Elmira Sports Hall of Fame and the Section 4 Hall of Fame. He also received a Master of Science in Education from Elmira College. Francis is survived by his four sons, Frank, Joseph, Christopher and Michael; his sister, Dorothea M. Watts; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Those wishing may attend a graveside service on Thursday, September 30, at 1 p.m. in Sts. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2010
WOJTYNA - GRANGER
Lida A. (Wojtyna) Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, November 13, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, November 16th, from 9 to 10 a.m. Prayers will be offered at 10 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church , Rev. Richard Farrell and Rev. Eugene Dobosz will concelebrate. Deacon George Welch will assist. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lida through donations to Norte Dame High School Athletic Assoc., 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, or the charity of one's choice
WOLCOTT Regina B
Age 79 of Horseheads died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. Regina was born March 16, 1934 to Edward and Theresa (Koslowski) Wolcott. She is survived by her daughters and sons, John (Connie) Hartman of Millport, Michelle (James) Fife of Erin, Mark (Dawn) Stanton of Pine City and Mary Ann (Tim Gaitings) Lewis of Horseheads; sisters, Mary Ann Strong of Corning and Sue (George) Hartman of Horseheads; 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Masi; and brother, Edward Wolcott. Regina was retired from St. Joseph's Hospital, working in the Dietary Department and was a life time member and past president of Big Flats American Legion Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Monday, December 2, 2013 at 12:00 Noon in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please remember Regina with memorials to the Arctic League, PO Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902. Star Gazette – November 26, 2013
WOLFE - CALLAHAN, Mrs. Fanny M.
Of 420 Pleasant St., Sunday Dec. 12,1965. Body at McCarthy Funeral Home. Calling hours; Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Requiem Funeral Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. St. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. Survived by sons, Joseph of Orlando, Fla., Raymond of Elmira, John of New York City, W. Thomas of U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, N.C.; daughters, Mrs. Alfred P. (Mary Kathryn) Cicconi of Elmira, Mrs. Philip (Anne) Keeton of Horseheads, Mrs. James C. (Florence) Kane of Elmira, Mrs. William (Patricia) Smith of Elmira; 44 grandchildren. She was the widow of Walter J. Callahan; communicant of St. Mary’s Church. [Star Gazette, Monday December 13, 1965, page 19]
WOLFE Sister Mary Catherine, OP
Of the Dominican Monastery of Mary the Queen, 1310 West Church Street, Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, at age 87. She is predeceased by her parents Loretta and Frank Wolfe. She is survived by the members of her community; and her cousins Joanne Hanss and Richard Marx and their families. Sr. Catherine attended the Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart, where she received a degree in Music. After college and some brief work experience she entered the monastery in 1948. She was the composer of most of the music used by the nuns for a great many years. She wrote numerous articles on Spirituality for Religious Publications and published the book Abba, Father. She held the Offices of Novice Mistress and Librarian for a number of years.
Friends may visit the Monastery Chapel to pay their respects on Thursday, May 31st, at 1:30pm - 7:30pm. Her Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the Monastery Chapel, on Friday, June 1st, at 9:00am. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Friends may send memorial contributions to a charity of their choice . Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the community. Star Gazette – May 28, 2012
WOOD Donald V. "Woody"
WB2EBS - Was born March 15, 1924 in Cory, PA, the son of the late Victor R. and Edna (Brown) Wood, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, at the age of 84. His loving wife of 50 years, Grace M. (Punzo) Wood, in April of 1998, predeceased him. His beloved son-in-law, Michael J. Burns, in October of 2007, also preceded him in death. "Woody" is survived by his loving daughters, Donna M. (Ronald) DeKay of Claymont, DE, Diana L. Wheeler (Thomas Marczyk) of Elmira, NY, Dolores A. Burns also of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Donald (Maryanne) DeKay, Mari Beth (Bryan) Steinberg, Matthew (Lisa) Wheeler, Andrea L. Wheeler, Anthony Burns and Catherine Burns; five great-grandchildren; feline companion and friend, "Lady". Mr. Wood was a noted tool and die maker and machinist with New York State serving his apprenticeship at Remington Rand. In 1986 he retired from Corning Glass Works as a tool and die maker after many dedicated years of service. He was a Veteran of the US Army Air Corps, proudly serving his country from 1941 to 1945 during WWII. While serving his country, he was a flight engineer in North Africa, China, Burma and India. "Woody" was an avid amateur ham radio operator and greatly enjoyed hunting and fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, October 10, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. The Rev. Betty Bement will celebrate "Woody's" services. Interment will take place Saturday, October 11, 2008, at 9:00 a.m. in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery, where Rev. Bement will offer committal prayers and the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Wood Military Honors. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/8/2008 - 10/9/2008
WOOD - SPIAK, Gladys L.
Age 95, formerly of Lowman, NY. She was born March 3, 1913 in Elmira, daughter of the late Wells and Veva (Wood) Wood, and died Thursday, September 18, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, William B. Spiak; son, John Arthur Spiak; grandson, Steven William Spiak; granddaughter, Bonnie Carey; sons-in-law, Charles Robert Hart and Thomas James Helstrom; daughter-in-law, Barbara Spiak; and is survived by her children, Gladys Hart of Horseheads, William and Lorraine Spiak of Columbia Crossroads, PA, Richard Duane Spiak of Elmira, Mary and Merill Morgan, Jr. of Erin, and Roseanna and David Truesdale of Horseheads; 15 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Andy Spiak of Watervliet, NY; sister-in-law, Mary Trimm of Cohoes, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Spiak retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, September 19th, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, September 20th, at 10 a.m. Rev. William Wells will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/19/2008
WOOD, Leslie A. (Jim) Age 94, formerly of 769 Linden Place, Elmira, NY. He was born December 25, 1909 in Oseola, PA, son of the late Lamont and Susan (Niles) Wood and died Wednesday, January 14, 2004, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his wife, M. Florence Wood in 1992; and son, William Wood in 1998; and is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Joyce and Francis Budney of Horseheads; daughter-in-law, Patricia Wood of Horseheads; grandsons, Gregory (Ruthanna) Budney of Ithaca, and Michael (Susan) Budney of Annapolis, MD; granddaughter, Susan Budney of Burdett; grandsons, William (Angela) Wood of Horseheads, and Christopher (fiancee, Karen Berchock) Wood of Alphafretta, GA; great-granddaughters, Christa and Kaitlyn Budney of Annapolis, MD, and Sara Wood of Horseheads; sisters-in-law, Marnie (LeRoy) Opelt of Big Flats, and Lorna Hogan of Whitney Point, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wood was a communicant of St. John the Baptist Church and he retired from Elm Chevrolet where he was their Service Manager. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, January 18th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, January 19th, at 9 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Patrick L. Connor, celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow inSt. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Jim may be remembered through donations to Ss. Peter & Paul Parish Center Fund, 161 High St., Elmira, NY 14901.
WOOD SANDRA L. ROGERS
Sandra L. (Wood, Elias) Age 43, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, September 8, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her family and friends. She was born in Scranton, PA on June 26, 1963. Sandra was predeceased by her stepfather, Kenneth Boston. Survivors include her husband, Richard Rogers of Elmira; sons, Adam and Joshua Tobias, both of Elmira; mother, Shirley Boston of Elmira; sisters, Holly McDaniel of Binghamton, Susan (Vern) Garris of Elmira, Diane Boston of MO, and Kelly Boston of Elmira; brothers, Donald Wood Jr. of PA, and Kenneth (Mary) Boston of NC; stepsister, Lisa Wood of PA; father and mother-in-law, Guy and Cynthia Rogers of Horseheads; her extended family, Rachel, Greg and Tiffany Newton of Horseheads, Jasmine Machiavelo of NJ; and her special grandchildren, Jashawn and Demaree Flores, both of NJ; Compeer mom and dad, Nell and Lou Farino of Erin; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Sandra, known as Sandy, was the president of the Social Connection of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 13th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Joseph Cotner officiating. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery.
Stanley W. WOOD, 66, of Lowman, NY died Wednesday, August 2, 1995 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. Mr. Wood was employed by the Salvation army in Elmira, NY and was a veteran of the U.S. Army He is survived by his sister, Gladys Spiak, with whom he resided; nieces , Gladys (Bob) Hart of Beaver Dams, NY, nephews, William (Lorraine) Spiak, Jr. of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Richard Spiak Sr. of Elmira, NY, John (Kathy) Spiak of Ogdensburg, NY; several great-nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home August 5 with the Rev. Patrick Connor officiating and interment to be in Sts. Peter & Paul Cemetery.
WOODS Robert M. "Bob – Woody"
Age 72, of Elmira died unexpectedly Monday, May 4, 2009. Born November 13, 1936, Bob is the son of the late Mildred (Rank) and Francis T. Woods. He was a gifted stone mason working most of his career with Welliver Construction, retiring in 2002. Bob volunteered at Our Lady of Lourdes and, through RSVP, at the Arctic League and the Samaritan Center. Bob's passion was working on cars and he was a diehard NASCAR fan. During the 1960's he was a proud part owner of a stock car #007 driven at Chemung Speeddrome. He and his late wife, Philomena, spent many summers camping at Clute Park on Seneca Lake. Bob is predeceased by his wife Philomena Cantando Woods, parents, and brother, Charles. The legacy Bob leaves to carry on are seven children, fifteen grandchildren and two great grandchildren…Charles M. and Susan Renko Woods, of Elmira with children, Christopher Woods, and wife Kelli, Danielle, with fiancé, Michael Mace; Patricia and James Dryburgh, of Pine City with daughters, Courtney Woods with husband Jeffrey Franey, Emily, Jamie; Victoria and Mark Deinema of Breckenridge, CO, with daughter, Hannah; Robert J. and Joanne Kelly Woods of Elmira, with children, Katelin and Justin; Denise and Steven Santille of Fairplay, CO, with children, Shelby, Kayle, and Nicholas; Timothy Woods of Elmira, with children, Jessica and Timothy; Nicole and Brian Mulligan of Clifton Park, NY, with sons, Jonathan and James; great grandchildren, Molli and Ryan Woods; brothers and sisters, with their spouses, J. Thomas and Mary Woods of Roanoke, VA, James and Gail Woods of SC, Carol and Dean Siler of AK, Marilyn and Edward Eyer of SC, Dorothy and John Kokoletsos of Queensbury, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Elizabeth Cantando of Horseheads, Nicholas and Antoinette Cantando of Elmira, Donald Hamilton of Big Flats, Philomena Cantando of Elmira Heights, Lorraine Cantando of VT; along with numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, May 10, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 11, 2009 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may remember Bob through a donation to The Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira, NY 14902. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/8/2009
Daily Review 09/16/2002
WOODRUFF - Vanona Reidy, 85, died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Friday, Sept. 13, 2002. Mrs. Reidy was born Jan. 1, 1917, a daughter of the late Calvin and Adelia Woodruff. She enjoyed flowers, dress making, and anything that involved helping others. Vanona was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, N.Y., and a retired worker at Bendix Corporation in Montrose, Pa., and a self-employed beautician. Vanona was pre-deceased by her first husband, Ralph Stanton in 1970; step-son Joseph Reidy; and great-grandson Roger Chilson. Survivors include her husband, Daniel J. Reidy Jr.; daughters, Marion Brown of Spring Hill, Fla., Pat (Bob) Grimes of Mercur, Pa., Nancy (Ted) Hoffman of Wyalusing, Pa., and Sandy (John) Balonis of Fort Myers, Fla.; sons Henry (Beverly) Stanton of Silvara, Pa., Don (Sharon) Reidy of Horseheads, N.Y., and Jack (Sundae) Reidy of Mansfield, Pa.; 24 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; nieces Beatrice Sturgenegger of Lakeland, Fla., and Esther Wetherill of Fort Myers, Fla., and several cousins and a host of friends. A prayer service will be conducted on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 at 9 a.m. at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill Street and Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, N.Y. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday, Sept. 16, 2002 at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad Street, Horseheads, N.Y. at 10 a.m., with the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler celebrant. Interment will be immediately following in St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Submitted by Carol Hoose Brotzman I would like to make a note here she has a headstone in the Beaver Meadows Cemetery, Tuscarora township Bradford County, PA with her first husband Henry Stanton
TIMOTHY H. WOODS, 338 Irvine Pl., died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1940. He was a member of the Holy Name Society of St. Patrick’s Parish and of the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers. He served 45 years with the Lehigh Valley Railroad, retiring in 1931. Survivors are his wife, Martha C.; one daughter, Dorothy M. Woods of Scottsville; a son, Francis T. of Elmira; six grandchildren; four sisters, Mesdames John Harriot and James Gaffney of Cortland and Hannah O’Hern and Miss Margaret Woods of Ireland; three brothers, William and Michael of Buffalo and Dennis of Ireland. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. at the family home and at 9 a.m. at St. Patrick’s Church. Burial will be in SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/30/1940
WORKS William A. "Bill"
Age 46, of Horseheads, NY, died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Saturday, August 22, 2009, after a brief illness. Bill was predeceased by his parents, William G. and Joyce (Mowers) Works. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Boedicker) Works; son, Trevor Works; step-daughters, Brittany and Danielle Huffner; sisters, Angie (Anthony) Barnini and Mary Jo (Ronald) Hill; sisters-in-law, Susan (Stephen) Post, Carol Boedicker, and Julie Boedicker; nieces and nephews, Nick and Paige Barnini and Ian, Chase and Sam Hill; parents-in-law, John and Dolores Boedicker. After being honorably discharged from the United States Navy as a hospital corpsman, Bill received his A.A.S. in Nursing from Corning Community College. For the past nine years, Bill was employed as a Process Technician at Corning Incorporated. At the family's request, there will be no calling hours. Services will take place privately with interment at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Those wishing may make memorials in Bill's memory to the Trevor Works Education Fund, c/o Susan Post, 661 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2009
WRIGHT Dorothea Jeane Wheaton
Our mother, daughter, grandmother, sister, aunt, niece, friend…your journey now resting in the love of the Lord. Peace is with you now and for all eternity. Dorothea Jeane, born January 26, 1930 began her rest Thursday, April 28, 2011. She is preceded by her father and mother, Charles and Dorotha Wright. She is predeceased by her sisters, Alice and Elizabeth and a brother, Donald. Her surviving siblings are Rosemary Davies and Steve and Charles Wright, Jr. She leaves her children and their spouses, Lee & Joanne, Jeane Morse & Thomas, Donald & Geri and Michael to always remember her gentle nature. Her grandchildren, Jessica, Michael, Karrie and Jennifer were her absolute pride and joy. She had been active in the local Democratic Committee, delighted in rummage sales and had enjoyed bowling. Dorothea Jeane, a lifelong resident of Elmira, spent her retiring years enjoying her family, Bingo, crossword puzzles, and old movies. All services were held privately at her family's convenience and she was interred in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
MISS MARGARET WRIGHT age 67 of 418 Charlesmont Rd., formerly of Washington, D. C. where she had been a resident for the past 25 years, Wednesday, Oct. 13, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 7 to 9 p.m. with Prayers for the Deceased there Friday evening at 8:30. A Funeral Mass of the Resurrection and committal service will be held at St. Patrick’s Church Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Interment St. Peter & Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/16/1976
Age 84 of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, April 7, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Ward was born on May 27, 1925 in Elkland, PA, son of the late Solomon and Esther (White) Wyatt. Ward served our county in the US Army-Air Force During WWII. He is survived by his wife of 59 lovely years, Elizabeth (Addabbo) Wyatt; daughter, MaryAnne (Joseph) Cicak of Cortland, NY; son, John (Katrina) Wyatt of Jacksonville, FL; grandchildren, Chad, Cameron and Colin Wyatt, Kineta (Philip) Lewis and Kristen Bennink; great grandchildren, Devin, Callie, Darrick, Jerry Jr., Mackenzie and Kaylyn; and one niece and one nephew. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, April 9th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will follow there at 7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, April 10th at 10 a.m. in Sts. Peter & Paul's Church. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery with full military honors. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 9, 2010
YOSH Helen MANSFIELD
Age 94 of Horseheads, NY. She was born October 5, 1919 in Elmira, daughter of the late Josef and Anastasia (Herrick) Yosh and died Sunday, November 24, 2013 at Barton's Adult Home. She was predeceased by her husband Edwin in 1993 and sisters Julia Rosplock, Mary Beach, Catherine Manning, Irene McGann and Marge Soper. She is survived by her son Terry Mansfield of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law Sharon and Thomas Sauers of Batavia, NY, Patricia and Robert Henley of Erin; grandchildren Anastacia Ward, Jennifer Phillips, Paul Henley and Ryan Henley; several nieces and nephews including special niece Jean Anne Bradley of Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 26th from 6 to 8 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, November 27th at 10:30 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – November 25, 2013
JOSEPH YOSH, 135 Sheridan Ave., Elmira Heights, Monday, Feb. 24, 1947. Survived by wife, Anastasia; daughters, Mrs. John Rosplock, Mrs. John Manning, Mrs. Michael Beach, Mrs. Edmund Mansfield, Irene and Margaret Yosh; sister, Mrs. Michael Dobrinsky; five grandchildren. Body is at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home and this evening will be removed to family home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 8 a.m. at St. Nicholas’ Church. SS. Peter and Paul’s Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/24/1947
YOSH - ROSPLOCK, Julia nee: Yosh
Age 94, of Elcor, formerly of Elmira Heights, died Wednesday, August 26, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. She was born on November 7, 1914 in Elmira Heights, NY to the late Joseph and Anastasia (Hyriak) Yosh. Julia is survived by loving daughter, Jean Ann Bradley and (Zane C. Palmer Sr.), Horseheads; grandchildren, Brian (Kathleen) Bradley, Phoenix, Arizona, Karen (Donald) Wales, Millerton, PA; 3 great-grandchildren, 3 step grandchildren, 6 great-great-grandchildren, 5 step great-great-grandchildren; sisters, Catherine Manning, Elmira, and Helen Mansfield, Horseheads; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Julia was pre-deceased by husband, John V. Rosplock in 1997; brother, Walter Yosh; sisters, Irene McGann, Mary Beach and Margaret Soper; son-in-law, Clifford M. Bradley, Jr. Julia was a member of St. Casimir's Church in Elmira, NY. Julia enjoyed her home, loved to sew and sitting on the front porch. Donations can be made in Julia's memory to St. Joseph's Hospital or ElCor Health Services. (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) The family will receive Relatives & Friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, August 28th, from 3 to 6 p.m. Her Funeral service will be held there Saturday, August 29th, at 10:30 a.m., Deacon Al Pacete officiating. Burial will follow in Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Mauri and the Nursing Staff on the 2nd floor D section of St. Joseph's Hospital and the ElCor Services Inc. for the great care Julia received while being in their presence. "God Bless You All" Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/27/2009 - 8/28/2009
YOSH - ROSPLOCK, Julia
Julia's Funeral Service took place Saturday, August 29, 2009, at 10:30 a.m. in the Kalec Funeral Home with Deacon Al Pacete, Officiating. The pallbearers were Don Wales, James Manning, James, McGann, Richard Paluskiewicz, Scott Apthorp and Bernard Rosplock. Deacon Al conducted the committal prayers at Sts. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2009
YOUNG Connie Baxter
Age 66 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 13, 1945 in Elmira, daughter of the late Floyd and Kathryn (Spack) Young and died Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at home after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gerald A. Baxter; 3 children Christine and Robert Keyes of Brighton, MI, Lorrie Baxter and Lorin Andrien of Canton, PA, David Baxter and Teri Waite of Cape Coral, FL; grandchildren Jeff, Jessica, Dan, Robert, Celine, Matt, Marc, Jacob (deceased), Lynzi and Kaydi; great grandson Ryland; sister and brother-in-law Patricia and Jim Swasta of Elmira; several nieces and nephews including Julie Elliott and Janet Stansfield with their children Ashley, Tommy, Jimmy and Jessica. Connie was an avid bowler and a member of the Horseheads Eagles. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, August 19th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, August 20th at 10 am. Rev. Donald Hoff will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Star Gazette – August 18, 2011
YOUNG Helen J. Taylor
Elmira, New York: died on August 11, 2011 at the age of 94. She was the wife of John Taylor and daughter of Kathryn and Samuel Young, all of Elmira. She loved socializing, music, animals, a great story, and above all her cherished Ilish and Lilly. For years Helen, along with her mother, raised champion Boston Terriers and subsequently French Poodles, continuing her avocation after the passing of her mother in 1973. She was survived by her sister Lulu (Bernard) Hewitt and by nieces, Dawn (Dick) Vogt of Lockport, Kathleen (Andy) Iorio of Greece, Helen (Doug) Stimmerman of Pine City, Bernard (Evelyn) Hewitt of Montana, and Tim (Diane) Hewitt of Cleveland; 11 great-nieces and 5 great-nephews. Helen was predeceased by her loving husband John Taylor, her sisters Mary and Dorothy (Walt) Brownell and her beloved parents. Helen's Mass of Christian Burial will be at her life-long parish, St. Mary's, Southside on Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. Star Gazette – May 26, 2013
YOUNG Lulu A. Hewitt
Elmira, New York: died on May 15, 2013 at the age of 101. She was the wife of Bernard and daughter of Kathryn and Samuel Young, all of Elmira. She loved gardening, mysteries, cooking, and above all her family. She is survived by her children, Bernard (Evelyn) Hewitt of Montana, Kathleen (Andy) Iorio of Greece, and Tim (Diane) Hewitt of Cleveland, as well as nieces, Dawn (Dick) Vogt of Lockport, Helen (Doug) Stimmerman of Pine City, and Mary Catherine Hewitt of Lancaster, PA; 8 granddaughters and 3 grandsons. Lulu was predeceased by her loving husband Bernard Hewitt, her sisters Mary, Helen (John) Taylor, and Dorothy (Walt) Brownell and her beloved parents. Lulu's Mass of Christian Burial and a Memorial service for both Lulu and Bernard will be at her life-long parish, St. Mary's, Southside on Monday, July 15, 2013 at 9:00 AM. Interment will follow at St. Peter and Paul's Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please make contributions to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira NY 14905. Star Gazette – June 2, 2013
YOUNG - KENT, Marion J. (Young)
Age 91, went to her heavenly reward on Wednesday, December 3, 2008. She was the eldest child of Clair and Catherine (Crotty) Young. Mrs. Kent was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Orville (Kayo) Kent; son, Donald J. Kent; and a grandson, Kaydon J. Kent. She will be remembered and missed greatly by her son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Dorothy Kent of Napa, CA; son, Robert T. Kent of Johnson City, NY; daughter-in-law, Louise M. Kent of Fort Mill, SC; son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Betsy Kent of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ann and Craig Lamont of Horseheads; daughter, Patricia M. Kent of Elmira; son, Michael J. Kent and Kristie M. Young of Big Flats; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen M. and Douglas Ouweleen of Wellsburg; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Her mind and body were active and sound and she lived alone until two days before she died peacefully. She was a strong, fiercely independent woman who loved her family above all else and instilled in them strength and a code of honor. She was truly the rock upon which the family was built and her strength was built on her uncompromising faith in her religion and her ability to face any crisis. She was truly a remarkable woman who never put herself first. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, December 7th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, December 8th, at 10 a.m. in St. Mary's Church with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2008