Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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Woodlawn National Cemetery Obituaries
A'BRUNZO Philip Anthony
Age 89 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born October 26, 1922 in Elmira, NY, son of the late James and Nikolena (Yalenti) A'Brunzo and died Saturday, April 21, 2012 peacefully at home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Louis (Betty), and Anthony A'Brunzo; great granddaughter Anna Elizabeth Hager. He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Herma J. (Boettger) A'Brunzo; sons James P. and William J. A'Brunzo; daughters Jean Clark and Maria (Ken) Hager; grandchildren Daniel Clark , Andrew (Lindsay) Hager, Jessica Hager (Shawn Drew); brothers John and Vincent (Sally) A'Brunzo; sister Rose Marie Palma; sister-in-law Connie A'Brunzo along with many nieces and nephews. Mr. A'Brunzo was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army with the "Skylighters", Battery C, 566th AAA AW Battalion. He was honored to serve his country and greatly enjoyed a recent trip to the WWII Memorial in Washington, DC via "The Honor Flight" out of Rochester, NY. He was a resident of Elmira Heights for 55 years, serving as a village Trustee and Democratic Party Chairman. There will never be a prouder DEMOCRAT or NY Met fan. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his committal service with military honors on Tuesday, April 24th at 3 pm at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira, followed by his Memorial Mass of Christian Burial at 4 pm at St. Charles Borromeo Church , 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Rev. Scott Kubinski, Celebrant. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – April 23, 2012
ADAMS –PHYLLIS A. MOOD, 68, Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly January 9th, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born December 10, 1934 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Leona Thompson Adams. She was a devoted mother and grandmother, enjoying all the wonderful times with her family. Mrs. Mood loved puzzles and the many friends she made at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, dialysis unit. The care and companionship they gave her over many years truly made her many treatments easier. Surviving are her wonderful children: Robert Jr. and Kathy Mood, Pine City, NY; Dave and Lisa Mood, Canton, PA; Howard and Bernadette Mood, Elmira, NY; Brenda and Raymond Ketter, Webb Mills, Pine City, NY; 10 grandchildren, Matthew, Melanie, Rebecca, Jacob Graceanah, Maura Raymond, III, Timothy, Kayla and Justin; sister, Alice Thorn, Horseheads, NY; brothers, Lyle (Carol) Adams, New Paltz, NY; Norman Adams, Horseheads, NY; Cliff (Gladys Adams, Palm Beach, FL; aunt, Margaret Adams, Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service was held January 12 at the Olthoff Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment was held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery, where she will be placed in peace next to her dearly missed husband, Robert who stepped to the Lord before her, September 9, 2001. The family requests memorials to the Arnot Ogden Medical Foundation/Dialysis Unit, Elmira, NY in Mrs. Mood’s name. –Elmira Star Gazette.
ALCHIMOWICZ Stella H. Gessick
Age 88 of Elmira Heights, NY died Saturday, June 11, 2011 at her daughter's home in Virginia Beach, VA. She is reunited with her loving husband Francis A. Gessick who died November 8, 2000. Stella leaves behind two sons, Francis M. Gessick of Elmira Heights and Andrew (Debbie) Gessick of Horseheads; daughter Maryann (Timothy) Menechella of Virginia Beach, VA; four grandchildren Danny Stuck and Darcie (Jeremy) Foulkrod of Horseheads, Andrew and Jennifer (fiance Robert Creighton) Menechella of Virginia Beach, VA; four great grandchildren Aaron Foulkrod and Ajient Stuck of Horseheads, Adriana and Joseph Creighton of Virginia Beach, VA. She is also survived by her brother Ferdinand (Elizabeth) Alchimowicz; sisters-in-law Bernadette Alchimowicz and Marie Stelma along with many nieces and nephews. Mrs. Gessick retired from the Elmira Heights School District; was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church and a life member of St. Charles Borromeo Altar and Rosary Society. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, June 16th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, June 17th at 9 am, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 am in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Scott Kubinski, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 14, 2011
RUDOLPH E. ALEXANDER age 64 of 128 E. Hudson St., Elmira, NY, Saturday, June 8, 1985. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7to 9 p.m. Funeral service at the funeral home Wednesday at 12 noon. Pastor Larry Parker will officiate. Interment, Woodlawn National Cemetery. He is survived by brother, Edward Lewis Alexander of Chemung, NY; sister, Letha Alexander of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Alexander was a member of the American Legion Harry B. Bentley Post #443, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1985
AMBROZIK Adam Joseph Age 59, of Woodland Park, CO, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, December 9th, 2006. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 16th, 2007, at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY, from 11:30 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. A Memorial Service to celebrate Adam's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded to him by the Chemung County Honor Squad. Arrangements have been entrusted to Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.
CHARLES F. ANDERSON age 78 of New Albany, Pa. RD 2, formerly of Elmira, N.Y. Sunday, August 1, 1965. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, 640 W. Gray St., where friends may call Tuesday 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 10 a.m., the Rev. Robert McCune. Woodlawn National Cemetery. Full military honors accorded at the grave. Survived by two sisters, Mrs. Bessie DeVoe of New Albany, Pa., Mrs. Ann Moore of Elmira; two brothers, John McCann of Elmira, George McCann of Savona, N.Y. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/1965
ANDRESS MAMIE L. LAZORATION
Mamie L. Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday March 5, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Wednesday March 7, 2007 from 7-9 PM and on Thursday March 8, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. The Horseheads Women of The Moose will conduct a memorial service on Thursday at 7:30 PM at the Funeral Home for Mrs. Lazoration. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday March 9 , 2007 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street & Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mrs. Lazoration's Funeral Mass. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mamie through memorials to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County 150 Fox Street Elmira, NY 14901 or Pegasus Unit 1403 of The Girl Scouts – Seven Lakes Council 300 Route 318 Phelps, NY 14532.
ANDRESS Patricia Anne Andress Haynes
Wimauma. FL: Age 58, formally of Elmira died peacefully surrounded by her loving family on June 29 after a courageous battle with cancer. Pat was born June 12, 1954 in Newark, NJ the daughter of Bruce and Ruth (Pursel) Andress. She was predeceased by her father Bruce Andress, sister Janeen Kay Andress, sister-in-law Patricia Hetherington Andress, nephew William "Billy" Moffet. Father-in-law William "Kemp" Haynes, sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law Jean & William Curkendall and Arlene & Lynn Teets. Pat is survived by her mother, Ruth Andress of Elmira; loving husband of 40 years, John; Daughters: Melissa (Omar) Nunez with children Brandon, Tiffany, Larissa & Selena; Jennifer Haynes with children Dylan and Daniel; and Farrah Thomas of Brandon, FL. Sons: Corey and Brian Haynes of Wimauma, FL. Sisters: Doris Cornwall of Ft Lauderdale, FL; Linda (Gary) Theetge of Elmira with children: Kimberly and Brian. Brothers: Dean (Rose Woodard) Andress of Elmira and Steve (Amy) Andress of Brandon FL with children: Robert, Amanda Riker and Heather (John) Schavalier. Sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law: Frances (Carl) Sempler of Horseheads, Joan (Leonard) LeGaBed of Pine City, Marie Laffler and Marian Haynes of Elmira. Special niece Marian Crain of Elmira and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Pat was a loving wife, mother and grandmother, who loved to take care of her home and family. Her grandchildren were her pride and joy. A private service was held at the Sun City Center Funeral Home, FL. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Star Gazette – July 10, 2012
ANDREWS Charles R.
Age 81, of Elcor, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, August 23, 2007. Survived by wife of 60 years, Margaret; sons, Skip (Joanne) Andrews, Penn Yan, NY, Stephen (Robin) Andrews, Gillett, PA, Douglas Andrews, Elmira, Michael (Debra) Andrews, Elmira; daughter, Mindy (David) Beard, Elmira; grandchildren, Jolene, Mat, Alesia, Christopher, Jason, Rickey, Katie, Jamie, Eric, Kala, Kelly and Kevin; four great-grandchildren; sister, Grace McDougal, MO; several brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews and cousins. Charles retired as a manager of produce for area A&P grocery stores, and a US Army Veteran serving in Europe during WWII. Those wishing may make donations in his name to the Kidney Foundation or to the American Heart Association (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, August 27, from 7 to 8 p.m. followed immediately by his Funeral Service at 8 p.m., Father Bob Adkins, officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
ANDRUS –HELEN P. CASLER. Age 68, of Dry Run Road, Pine City, NY. Helen died peacefully on Wednesday, June 11th, 2003, at her home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Russell E. Casler; her children and grandchildren; Kirt (Jennifer) Casler and daughters Lynze and Tately of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; Kent Casler and son Christopher Casler of Pine City, NY; Kim (Jay) Stoltzfus and daughters McKensie and Morgan, son, Erich of Millport, NY; Kraig (Amy) Casler and daughters Megan and Danielle of Beaver Dams, NY; Karla Brown and sons Theron and Tevin of Elmira, NY; her brothers, Gerald (Rita) Andrus and family of Portville, NY; John Andrus and family of Franklinville, NY; and several nieces and nephews and a cousin. Helen was retired from the US Post Office in Pine City, NY after 25 years of friendly service, She was a very active member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church in Millerton, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, June 14, 2003, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8 P.M. The Reverend Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Helen’s name to the Southern Tier Hospice, Corning, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
ARTHUR - MILLER
Vera Arthur Adams Age 77, formerly of Ithaca, NY. She was born June 26, 1927 in Ithaca, daughter of the late Oscar and Eva (Grover) Arthur and died Monday, June 6, 2005, at Tioga Nursing Home in Waverly. She was predeceased by 2 sons, Randy and Dennis Adams, and is survived by five children, Gloria and David Spell of Jacksonville, FL, Harold and Beverly Adams of Horseheads, Glenna Shaw, Evea and Karl Klock, Robin Hodges all of Statesville, NC; one sister, Leona Tobias of Elmira; along with 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Vera retired from Borg Warner in 1989, and was a member of the Eagles, Moose and V.F.W. all in Ithaca. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, June 9th, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 Noon. Rev. Joseph Zaino will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery
ARNDT James T. Age 83 of Bath, NY formerly of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday November 9, 2005 at the Syracuse VA Medical Center. Jim was born October 26, 1922 in Renovo, Pennsylvania the son of the late Thomas L. and Mary A. Welsh Arndt. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with The U.S. Coast Guard (Merchant Marine) and The U.S. Navy. Jim was a member of the Athens American Legion Post # 246, V.F.W Post # 1470, and the Sayre Elks Lodge # 1148. He worked as a bartender in Rochester, Corning, and Elmira then became a Correctional Officer with The Chemung County Sheriff's Department. Mr. Arndt worked on the Pennsylvania Railroad and retired as Building Manager for Villa Serene Apartments in Elmira Heights, NY and worked part-time for W.I.N. in Elmira following his retirement. He is pre-deceased by his parents Thomas L. Arndt and Mary A. Welsh Arndt Moore ; his sister Anna Grace Arndt Nickles and his son-in-law David L. Stowell who died on April 7, 2001. Jim is survived by his loving and devoted wife Elizabeth "Betty" Fischer Arndt; sons and daughter-in-law: J. Patrick & Marcia Arndt of Horseheads, NY and John Thomas Arndt of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Kathleen M. & Marty Worth of Fort Myers, Florida; grandchildren: John T. Arndt Jr. and Janna S. & Justin Jurs; great granddaughter: Ava Rose Jurs; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Dorothy & Edward Hughes of Elmira , NY and Margaret & Emory Bennett of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday November 19, 2005 at 11 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY with Deacon Ray Defendorf officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.
ASHLEY Gary A. Ashley
Gary A. Ashley, age 72 formerly of Horseheads, NY died peacefully at Lourdes Hospital, Binghamton, NY on April 5, 2011. Gary was born September 30, 1938 in Rochester, NY a son of the late Kenneth and Julia Clark Ashley. He retired after 38 years with TCMF Finishing in Binghamton, NY. Gary was quite the athlete and enjoyed playing all sports. He is survived by his son, Scott Ashley; grandchildren, Trisha, Tyler and Nathan; great grandson, Dana; sisters, Marion (Conrad) Jessup and Marilea (Jim) Vannordstrand and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Visiting hours will be at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 East Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY from 5pm to 6pm on Friday, April 8, 2011 followed by a Memorial Service with Rev. Jonathan Knight. Mr. Ashely's ashes will be placed in the columbarium in Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date with Military Honors. Star Gazette – April 7, 2011
Elwin J. AUSTIN (SRGP 14145), age 44, of 1305 Maple Ave., Friday, Jan. 29, 1965. Body at McCarthy Funeral Home. Calling hours; Sunday and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Tuesday at a time to be announce, the Rev. Kent J. Lattimer, Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Geraldine Austin; daughters, Winnie Jo, Dixie Lee, Geri Lee; sons Robert and William all at home; mother, Mrs. Susan Austin of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Leonard Wood of Dansville, Pa.; brothers, Clinton and Gordon both of Elmira, Charles of Scottsville, Leroy of Venice, Calif. He was a sales manager at Vasco Products Co., and a veteran of World War II.
GERALD (Jerry) E. AUSTIN, SR. Age 63 of Elmira Heights, NY, Wednesday, November 1, 1995 at Bath Veterans Hospital, Bath, NY. Mr. Austin is survived by his wife, June I. Austin; children, Jeri and Donna Austin, Penny Wisneski, David Austin, Wendy and Don DiBucci, Holly Austin, Gerry Austin, Terralyn Austin; grandchildren, John, Rob and Eric Wisneski, Tatyana Austin, DJ and Alexis DiBucci. Gerald was born January 22, 1932 in Gillett, PA, one of 16 children born to August E. and Bessie (Blodgett) Austin. Surviving siblings are, Joyce Kinslow, Lynwood Austin, Merle Austin, Marilyn Jenkins, Milton (Stub) Austin, Marcia Austin, Marie Hudler, Mary Rummings, Carroll Austin, Barbara Mintz; several nieces and nephews. Jerry was a veteran of the Korean War, a life-long member of the Church of the Nazarene, and Elmira Heights Volunteer Fireman #13. He was employed by Streeter Associates for over 28 years. Jerry was a dedicated husband, father and grandfather; he will be sorely missed. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Sunday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00-9:00 PM with Funeral Service Monday at 11:00 AM in the First Church of the Nazarene, 1136 Broadway, Elmira, Rev. Steven Johnson will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be sent to the Gerald Austin Memorial Fund at the First Church of the Nazarene, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
IRVIN C. AUSTIN age 82 of Roseville, PA, formerly of Odessa, NY, Friday, November 10, 1995 at home. He is survived by his wife, Elizabeth Austin; children, William Earls of Bentley Creek, PA, Marie Hildebrandt of Concord, GA, May Nangle of Corning, NY, Theresa Mattison of Jobs Corners, PA, Richard Earls of Elmira, NY; several grandchildren; brother, Gordon Austin of Elmira, NY. Irvin loved his country; he served in the United States Army during WW II and was a member of the VFW of Montour Falls, NY. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service Tuesday at 2:00 PM in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Full Military Honors will be accorded at the grave. Arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –McKay Scrapbook
AUSTIN Thomas Earl Austin
Age 28, a lifelong member of the Gillett, PA community died
at home Thursday morning December 16th, 2010 after an extended illness. Tom was born in Sayre, PA August 27th, 1982; the son of Danny R. Austin of Horseheads, NY and Darlene (Whitmore) Austin of Gillett, PA. Surviving him are his parents and step parents Danny Austin (Kim Rockwell) of Horseheads, Darlene Austin (Jeff Kerrick) of Gillett; sister; Sabrina (Justin) Hall of Langley, VA; brother; Cory Austin of Horseheads; grandparents; Raymond and Betty Austin of Horseheads; aunts; Dianne (Kong) Gobrick of New Mexico, Rebecca (John) Kolanach of Dundee, Brenda (Bill) Murrell of Watkins Glen, NY; uncles; Jeff Rockwell and James (Robin) Rockwell all of Horseheads; step sister, Ashley Kerrick of Elmira; one niece; Gabrielle and one nephew; Christian; his fiancé Amie Patrick of East Greenbush, NY, step grand- parents; James and Mary Rockwell of Horseheads along with numerous loving friends and extended family members. Tom was predeceased by his grandmother Irene (Roy) Owens. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Tuesday, December 21st, 2010 from 10:00AM to 1:00PM. Funeral services celebrating the life of Thomas Earl Austin will be held at the conclusion the calling hours at 1:00PM. Rev. Josh Payne of the Victory Church in Troy, PA will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors accorded in his honor. Tom was an active duty NAVY veteran stationed on the USS Nimitz in San Diego, CA for the last 18 months, before becoming ill. He was a member of the 2001 class of Troy High School, was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved engines and cars of all kinds. A very special "Thank You" to Forrest "Woody" Oldroyd, Christy, Brandi, and Tina; The Gillett Baptist Church, The Victory Church and Pastor Josh Payne for all your love, prayers, support, and care throughout the last few months. Your concern for our family's well being will never be forgotten and will always be cherished. Star Gazette - December 18, 2010
AVERY Edward R. Age 60, of Elmira NY, died Friday, August 4, 2006 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester NY after a 7 month battle following a liver transplant. Ed was born in Elmira, a son of the late Mark Longwell and Bertha Porter Avery. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Janet Myers Avery; son Brian Avery of Athens PA with Angela Oakley and his children Tyler and Cara; son and daughter-in-law, Doug and Luree Avery of Raleigh NC with their children Rees and Jordan; brothers, John D. Avery of Las Vegas and Harold Avery Sr. of Elmira; sister Beverly Maupin of Las Vegas; loving "sidekick" Zeus; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Ed was a flight engineer with the US Air Force from 1963 to 1969. He was a well-known sheet metal worker in the Southern Tier. Ed was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, always attentive to the needs of others. He had a special love in helping young people and was a 10 year Little League coach in Odessa. Ed, along with Janet, was also a 4H leader for 10 years. He enjoyed following NASCAR and has a variety of favorite drivers. Ed was a long time member and past officer with the Horseheads American Legion Post #442. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, August 8, 2006 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm and 7:00 to 9:00 pm. A funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, August 9, 2006 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Jeannie Bleiler conducting the service. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/07/06
AVERY Lawrence E. "Sonny"
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, October 16, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on February 14, 1927 in Elmira, NY to the late Lawrence and Theresa Avery. Sonny is survived by his wife of 64 years, Dorothy Avery of Elmira; daughters, Donna Symonds of Elmira and Pamela Basilicato of Horseheads; grandchildren, Roy Trimmer of Elmira, Mickey Basilicato and Alissa Basilicato both of Horseheads; special niece, Barbara (James) Singerhoff of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews and close friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, October 20th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow there at 2 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place on Tuesday, October 22nd at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society. Star Gazette - October 18, 2013
AYERS Mitchell "Mitch" L. Ayers
30, of Sayre, Pa., died on Saturday, July 27, 2013, at home due to the effects of post-traumatic stress disorder. He was born on April 25, 1983, in Elmira, N.Y., the son of Amber Thorpe. Mitch was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving with the Outlaw Platoon and was deployed to Afghanistan. He was a loving father, son, and friend and enjoyed spending time especially with his children. He enjoyed being outdoors and 4-wheeling with his family and friends. Mitch enjoyed spending time in the man-cave playing pool, darts, and X-Box with his son Devin. He was a person that would help anyone in need and will be missed by all those that knew and loved him. He is predeceased by his maternal grandfather Delmar Price and paternal grandparents Dean and Eleanor Ayers. Mitchell is survived by his children: Devin Ayers of Sayre, Pa., Neavah Ayers of Bentley Creek, Pa., Macayla Denton of North Carolina, Gabrielle Johnson of Bentley Creek, Pa., and Kelsie Johnson of Bentley Creek, Pa.; mother and father, Amber and William "Skip" Thorpe of Sayre, Pa.; maternal grandmother Martha "Marty" Price of Lowman, N.Y.; siblings: Marcia Ayers of Florida, twin brother Michael Ayers of New York, Kandi DeLoach of Wysox, Pa., Caitlan Arbogast of Tennesee, Mark Ayers of Tennessee, Brandon Alvarez of Sayre, Pa., and his special baby sister Angel Thorpe of Sayre, Pa.; special cousin Wayne and Candace Floyd of Litchfield, Pa.; several nieces, nephews, cousins; best friends: Shannon and Alissa Crain of Sayre, Pa., Cody Silkman of Sayre, Pa., Brooke Grover of Sayre, Pa., Jeremy and Rachel Lindsey of Sayre, Pa., Mary Baker of Waverly, N.Y., Scott Greene of Sayre, Pa., and Michael VanDyke of Sayre, Pa., the mother of his son Regina Denton Ayers; the mother of his daughter Jodie Johnson; as well as many other close friends and co-workers and his faithful companions Keita and Boots the Cat. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6 - 8 p.m., at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. A celebration of life service will follow at the Funeral Home at 8 p.m., with the Rev. Anne Bey Canfield officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, N.Y., on Friday, August 2, 2013 at 10 a.m., with Military Honors. Memorial donations may be made in Mitchell's memory to the: Citizen's and Northern Bank, 428 South Main Street, Athens, PA 18810 for the future education of his children, Devin and Neavah. Sayre Morning Times – July 30, 2013
Richard L. "Dick" Was blessed into peace after a courageous battle with cancer, Tuesday, July 31, 2001 at home surrounded by his loving family. Surviving Dick is his loving wife of 28 years, Ann E. Morse Bacon of Elmira; Daughter, Noreen Luna of Pueblo, CO; Sons, Matthew and Michael Bacon both of Elmira; 3 grandchildren, Daniel, Nicole, Kyle; Mother and Father, Merial Allen of Millerton, PA, Arthur Bacon of Elmira; Brothers, Arthur Bacon Jr., John Bacon, Roy Allen, David Allen, Jack Allen, Sisters, Jean Smith, Linda Allen, and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Thursday, August 2nd, 2001 2:00PM to 4:00PM and 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Funeral services will be held there Friday, August 3rd, 2001 at 10:00am. The Reverend Edward Crandall will officiate. Interment will take place directly following in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY where full military honors will be accorded. Dick was a very hard working man. He loved his family and friends and the special moments they shared. Most recently Dick delivered for Bill Lewis Trucking; in the past, he worked for Corning Inc. and Trayer Products. Dick was very proud to be a Navy Veteran. Those close to him knew him as a skilled bowler, accomplished carpenter, fellow Elmira Moose Member, Yankee fan and fun loving, very hard working man. Many will hold his memory close and never forget Dick's courage during the last year.
BAHANTKA William Joseph, Jr. Age 69, of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born April 19, 1936 in Lopez, PA, son of the late William Joseph, Sr. and Catherine (Kozemko) Bahantka and died peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Monday, December 19, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents; sister and brother-in-law, Rosemarie and Gary May; mother-in-law, Isabelle Newman on September 30, 2005. He is survived by his dear and loving wife of 47 years, Marilyn (Newman) Bahantka; children and grandchildren, William (Cheryll) Bahantka with their daughter, Jamie; Becky (Nicholas) Gilbert with their children, Rebecca, Nicholas and Elliot; Susan (Timothy) Matejka and their children, Summer (Jeremy) Flansburg with son, Jack, Heather (Zeke) Mansfield with daughter, Laura, Justine and Sara Poteat; Deborah (John) Tokar with their children, Jon-Michael and Kendyl; Stephen Bahantka (Kim Buchanan) and Amber Bahantka; brothers and sisters-in-law, John and Darline Bahantka, Francis and Charlotte Bahantka; sister and brother-in-law, Darleen and Richard Gumtow; aunt, Julia Kozemko; cousins, Ted and Mike Kozemko; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was a lifelong resident of Elmira Heights. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army and retired from Thatcher Glass after 25 years of service. Bill loved to hunt, fish, travel, cook and trips to the casinos. His passion after retirement was his gardens, green grass, spending time with his children and grandchildren, but especially traveling with his loving wife, Marilyn. At Bill's request, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Thursday, December 22nd, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. In lieu of flowers, Bill may be remembered through donations to the Veterans Military Honors Squad, c/o Post 154, 236 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
BAIER Louis E. "Lew" A longtime resident of Plymouth Ave. Southport died, Tuesday evening, July 19, 2005 at his home with his family at his side following a battle with cancer at the age of 82. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, July 23, 2005 between the hours of 12 (noon) - 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation with Lew's pastor, the Reverend James Crupi of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church officiating. Full military honors will be accorded Lew in the Gardens at Caywood's after the service. Upon completion, Lew's ashes will be interred in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium here in Elmira. The family will provide flowers and requests memorials be directed to the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, PO Box 4212 Elmira, NY 14904 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in his memory
CLARENCE JUNIOR BAILEY, age 74, of Palm Bay, Florida, died on Friday, November 29, 2002 at the Holmes Regional Medical Center in Florida. Survivors include his wife, Teresa Bailey of FL, and their children, Brian, Michele and Donald Bailey all of FL; children from first marriage, Robert Bailey of Cayuta, NY, Sam (Phylis) Bailey of Bath, NY, Tim Bailey of Chemung, Rebecca (Patrick) Perry of Elmira Heights, Ken Bailey of Elmira and Jim Bailey of Elmira; brother, Loren (Pat) Bailey of FL; sister, Helen (Carl) Jeliff of FL. Clarence was predeceased by his son Michael over 30 years ago at the age of 4. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving during the Korean War. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 6th from 12 to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at l PM. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors. –Elmira Star Gazette.
BAILEY - WILLIAMS Elizabeth M.
Age 89, of 1523 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, November 14, 2009, at home with her loving family at her side. Elizabeth was born February 20, 1920 in Oil City, PA, daughter of the late Emanuel W. and Lillie O. (Bush) Bailey. She was married to the late Ralph Williams who died April 17, 1992. Elizabeth was retired from both Remington Rand and St. Joseph's Hospital. She was a member of the Elmwood Baptist Church. Her interests included reading, playing dominoes, Yahtzee, euchre and enjoyed spending time with her family. Survivors include her two daughters, Lois (Merle) Crastley of Odessa, NY, Karen (Richard), Benjamin of Pine City, NY; six grandchildren, Dianna Lazouras, Cynthia (Daniel) Harrington, Frederick (Sandra) Stoquert III, Jeffery (Elizabeth) Stoquert, Elizabeth (Thomas) Gossett, Kelly Stoquert; eight great-grandchildren, Nicholas Lazouras, Justin Lazouras, Caleb Harrington, Kyle Stoquert, Kamrin Stoquert, Nathan Stephenson, Tristan Harrington, Gabriel Harrington; three step-grandchildren, Kristopher Gossett, Dillon Gossett, Jason (Stacey) Clary; as well as many nieces and nephews. Elizabeth was predeceased by her daughter, Sandra E. Williams in 1945; husband, Ralph E. Williams; brother, Clair Bailey; sisters, Rebecca Taladay, Olive Bennett and Sapphire Schantz. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, November 18, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Her service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. with Rev. Lynn Ensign of the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorials are directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in Star-Gazette on November 16, 2009
BAILEY James W.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY entered into eternal rest on Friday, October 31, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by life partner, Marigene Ripley; sons, Robert J. "Robbie" (Kelly), Marc, Michael Bailey; daughter, Jaime Bailey; step-son, Scott Ripley; grandchildren, Kirsten, Heather, Roxanne, Stevie, Brewster, Mercedes, Maliki, Chloe, Bianca, Levi, Jeremiah and Amanda; great-granddaughter, McKenzie; brothers, George (Shirley) and Kenneth Bailey; sister Florence Kennedy; many nieces, nephews, friends and his faithful and loyal companion "Boof." Predeceased by parents, Russell and Eva (Eastwood) Bailey; brother, Henry; sister Lucille Kent, Mary Rummings. Officer and member of the American Legion Post #443 for over 27 years, United States Army Veteran of the Korean Conflict, United States Postal Service Letter Carrier. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Southport/Elmira on Wednesday, November 5, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Officers and members of the American Legion will conduct a service for Jim at 7:00 p.m., followed by Military Honors at the Funeral Home. Interment will take place at the convenience fo the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2008
BAILEY, MARGARET L. (BAILEY) DECKER. Beloved wife, mother and grandmother, age 58 of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, March 26, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Margaret is survived by her husband of 39 years, Robert L. Decker. She is also survived by sons, Timothy J. and Steven M. Decker, both of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia A. and Jeff McNeil with their daughter, Michelle of Erin, NY, Deborah L. and Jeff Levanduski with their sons, Zachary and Eric of Elmira Heights; brothers, Harold of Florida, Ernest, Roy, Rodney, Fred and Charles of Van Etten, Robert of Ithaca; brother and sister-in-law, James and Edna Bailey of Erin; sister, Cathy Bailey and sister-in-law, Sydney both of Florida; good friends, and neighbors, Jack and Thelma Tyler; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Tuesday, March 28, 2000 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Father Patrick Connor conducting the service. Interment will be held Wednesday at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to the American Heart Association, Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
Wallace E. BAILEY
Wellsboro- Wallace E. “Buzz” Bailey, 77, of Elmira Heights, N.Y., a borough native, died Saturday, Jan. 24, 1998, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He owned and operated Putnam Pontiac-Cadillac Co. here and retired from Wilson Store Equipment Inc., Elmira. He was a member of the Wellsboro Men’s Chorus and the 70 plus Ski Club. An Army veteran of World War II, he was a prisoner of war in Bucharest/Romania. He received the European-African-Middle Eastern campaign ribbon with four bronze stars, the Purple Heart and the air medal. He was a member of American Legion Post 154 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 6083 in New York. Born Nov. 2, 1920, he was a son of Edwin C. and Mabel M. Robbins Bailey. Surviving are his wife of 15 years, Linda; a daughter, Judith Jones of Canton, Mich.; a son, James of Wellsboro; four stepchildren, Frank Crone of Elmira, N.Y., Evelyn Five of Tampa, Fla., Lawrence Crone of St. Petersburg, Fla., Dana Crone of Cape Vincent, N.Y.; four grandchildren; a great grandson. He was predeceased by a sister, Olive. A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Ballard & Lindgren’s, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, with the Rev. E. Gene Callihan officiating. Interment, with full military rites, will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home from 1 to 2 p.m. Wednesday.
BAKER Gary L. Age 59, of Walnut St., Elmira, NY died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Gary was born in Elmira, son of the late Vern and Blanch (Ferguson) Baker. Gary served our country in the United States Army during Vietnam. Survivors include his loving wife, Sharon of 31 years; daughter, Lori Samchisen of Horseheads, NY; sons, Tim and Scott (special companion, Amy) Cummings, both of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren, Kelly and Zachary Samchisen, Ryan, Tara, and Brittiani Cummings; stepfather, Edward Shon of Horseheads, NY; sister, Alice (William) Erickson of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; best friend, David Hall Jr. of Elmira; his loved pet dogs, Cissy and Boo Boo. It was Gary's wishes that there would be no services held. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors at the convenience of the family.
BALDWIN Charles Martin
age 92 of Troy, PA, died Sunday, April 1, 2012 from complications of lung cancer. He was born September 25, 1919, the son of Howard M. and Achsah G. Baldwin in their farmhouse near Baileys Corners. Charles was a 1937 graduate of Troy High School and attended the Elmira Business Institute. He was a US Army veteran who served in the 83rd Infantry division in Europe during World War II, and in the 2nd Infantry division during the Korean War. Following employment with the Troy J.C. Penney Co. and McClure Motor Co., Charlie was employed at the Cummings Lumber Co., Inc. for 46 years, retiring at age 80. Survivors include his wife of 68 years, Barbara Fanning Baldwin; his four daughters and four sons-in-law, Kathleen and Thomas DAndrea, Cranberry Township, PA; Elaine Baldwin and Carl Nelson, San Diego, CA; Anne and Robert Hoeffner, San Antonio, TX; Kimberly and Brian Allen, Troy, PA; grandchildren Susan DAndrea, Endicott, NY, Michael Hoeffner, Houston, TX, Kristen (Geoff) Wendell, Rogers, AR, Kaitlin Ayres (fianc Andrew Strope), Troy, PA; great grandchildren Sadie and Burke Wendell, Rogers, AR; step-grandchildren Brittany and Jathan Allen. Charlie is also survived by several nieces, nephews and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents; brother Donald Baldwin; sister Harriet Brewer, brothers-in-law, William Fanning and Graydon Fanning, and great granddaughter, Olivia Grace Wendell. At his request, there will be no calling hours or funeral services. Charles will be interred in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. A memorial service will be held there at a later date at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to thank everyone at Guthrie Hospice for their compassionate care. Those wishing to make contributions in memory of Charles may direct them to Guthrie Hospice or a charity of one’s choice. Buckheit Funeral Chapel and Crematory, Inc. is assisting the family. Funeral home obituary – April 3, 2012
BALDWIN Howard G.
Age 83, died peacefully at his winter home in Englewood, FL on March 14, 2009 from pancreatic cancer. Born 1925 in Big Flats, NY to Horace and Vera Baldwin, he graduated from Corning's Northside High, then served in the Army from '43-46. He married Hazel Moss in 1948. They made a beautiful full life together as committed partners, parents, and grandparents and great-grandparents. Over the years they enjoyed square dancing, golfing, camping, hunting, fishing, bowling and various games. He loved gardening, hospitality and staying in touch with family, friends and acquaintances through visits, cards, calls, photographs and the lost art of letter-writing. Howard showed his love in many ways. He worked hard as a business owner and as a mason, refusing out-of-town work for the sake of his family. He was always involved and supportive of their various interests. When he became a grandparent, he proved to be their consummate cheerleader. He took great pride in the accomplishments of all his family, near and far. He could be counted on by friends and family alike for his encouragement, generosity, hospitality, and genuine love and interest in them. He is and will continue to be sorely missed by the many whose lives he has touched. Howard is survived by and will be lovingly remembered by Hazel, his wife of 60 years; and by his children, Cheryl Slavin of Elmira, Jay Baldwin of Florence, MT, and Deborah Nelson of Yakima, WA; and daughter and son-in-law, Barbara and Joseph Seymour of Big Flats; grandchildren, Joseph and Audrey Slavin, Michele and David Malner, Lynnette and Jay Singer, James and Jamie Slavin, Roarke, Kelsey and Nolan Baldwin, Julia and Joseph Seymour, Seth Hammond, Courtney and Kevin Melone; as well as nine great-grandchildren. He also leaves behind sisters and brothers-in-law, Jean and William Zukas of Pine City, Doris and Henry Lembeck of Watkins Glen and North Port, FL; sister, A. Nancy Kelly of Troy, PA; sister-in-law, Jeannette Miller of Fletcher, NC; brother-in-law, Benjamin (Judith) Moss of Medina, NY; and wife's sister-in-law, Marion Moss, Zephyr Hills, FL; as well as many nieces and nephews and close friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Monday, May 18, 2009, from 10-12:00 noon. A service celebrating his life will follow calling hours at the funeral home at 12:00 noon. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira, NY. Those wishing may also remember Howard with memorial contributions to TideWell Hospice and Palliative Care, 5955 Rand Blvd., Sarasota, FL 34238. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/10/2009
BALL Roland A. U.S. AirForce, Major Retired Age 87 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday March 16, 2006. Mr. Ball was born March 19, 1918 in Ambridge, Pennsylvania the son of the late William and Pauline Fink Ball. Major Ball was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the U.S. Army Air Corps and retired from The U.S. Air Force Reserves with the rank of Major. Roland was pre-deceased by his wife, Alma Lenore Reed Ball, on January 16, 1993. Mr. Ball was a retired school teacher having taught for over 26 years at the Dryden Central School System in Dryden, NY. He enjoyed square dancing and spending time with his friends. Roland is survived by his loving and caring companion Mildred E. Scaife; son: Carmen Lee Ball of Elmira, NY; daughter: Sharon L. Wight of Arizona; grandchildren: David A. Wight and Kari L. Wight; three great grandchildren; sister: Eleanor Grabnegger of Silver Springs, Maryland; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mr. Ball's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Gravesite Committal Services on Friday March 24, 2006 at 2 PM at Woodlawn National Cemetery 1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Major Roland A. Ball. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
EDWARD JOHN BARSAVAGE, age 78, formerly of 304 Baty St., Elmira, NY. Born October 19, 1919 in Bernice-Mildred, PA, the son of the late John Paul and Katherine (Kozelski) Barsavage. died Thursday, December 25, 1997 at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Edward is survived by his loving wife, Clara Tinkham. Recently they celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary on December 11th. Other survivors include his children: Charles E. (Rae) Barsavage, Esther M. (John) Bresett, Michael E. Barsavage, all of Elmira, NY; sister Alice (Steve) Sysock of Bernice, PA; grandchildren: Christopher Anger of Southgate, MI; Stacy and Eric Bresett, Alexander and Jason Barsavage, all of Elmira, NY; along with 4 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. Mr. Barsavage retired from Thatcher Glass after 35 years of service as a machine operator. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving from 1943-1945 and was a member of the Bernice American Legion in Bernice, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave, Elmira, NY on Sunday, December 28, 1997 from 2 to 4 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours (4 p.m.). The Rev. Scott M. Kubinski will officiate. A Private Graveside Service will be held in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family where full military honors will be accorded. Elmira Star Gazette.
BASSETT Donald William
Of Cayuta, NY was born April 16, 1936 in Batavia, NY, the son of the late William B. and Hannah (Summers) Bassett died peacefully after an extended illness on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 77. His son, Donald J. Bassett and grandson, Thomas William Schwab preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 56 years, Hildegarde; beloved children, Mary Schwab and Suzanne Bassett; adored grandchildren, Michael and Kathryn Bassett, Jamie Nagle and Brook Hanlin, Joseph Schwab and Daniel Schwab; sister, Carin (Roger) Johnson; daughter-in-law, Debbie Bassett; along with 3 great-granddaughters, several nieces and nephews. Donald was a Veteran of the United States Marine Corp proudly serving his country. He retired from NYSEG after 34 years of dedicated service. After retiring he worked at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for 16 years. In the 70's and early 80's, Donald was a paramedic instructor. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass on Friday, June 28, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Reverend Christopher Linsler will celebrate Donald's Mass. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Mr. Bassett will be accorded Military Honors by the John T. Eaton American Legion Post #746, Corning, NY, Ritual Team. The Family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Cheumng County Humane Society and SPCA, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903 in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – June 27, 2013
BATES Allen F.
Indepenpent Contract Pilot - Was born January 25, 1927 in Binghamton, NY, the son of the late Allen L. and Mable A. (Mosher) Bates, died peacefully on Sunday, July 8, 2007, at Elcor Health Services at the age of 80. His adored children, Carol Steptoe and Allen Bates predeceased him. Allen is survived by his loving wife and favorite Co-Pilot, "Schatz" Jeanne and his beloved "Micey" Katie, both at home; beloved "Chief," JoAnn Glover with husband, John; son-in-law, J. W. Steptoe; grandchildren, Terry (Crystal) Steptoe, Bobby (Monica) Bates, Jesse Bates, Amanda, Toyann, Tara, Kara and Ty Robert, all of Texas; great-grandchildren, Blaze, Victoria, Natalee, Emmalee, Taya and David; special cousins, Sandi (Brian) Wood and Billy Mosher; along with many flying buddies. At his request, there will be no prior calling hours or services. Private interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The Bates family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff and personnel of Elcor Health Services and Southern Tier Hospice for the compassion and care they gave to Allen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/10/2007.
BATHLUK Michael J.
Age 89, formerly of Balsam St., Elmira, NY, died Monday, January 18, 2010 at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Michael was born on April 13, 1920 in Elmira, son of the late Theodore and Nellie (Gulka) Bathluk. Survivors include his daughter, Melanie (Rick) Murguia of Culpeper, VA; grandson, Jose Murguia; great grandson, Tristan Murguia; sister, Helen Spirawk of Elmira Heights, NY. Michael was predeceased by his wife, Maria in 1999 and brother, Stephen Bathluk. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, January 22, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. There will be no services following the calling hours at the funeral home. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at 2 p.m., with full military honors. Published in Star-Gazette on January 21, 2010
BATROWNY William M.
Of Southport, died suddenly on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 following an enjoyable morning of fishing. Born on February 4, 1922 in Elmira. Bill was the son of Charles & Emily Fadel Batrowny. He served in the US Army from 1942 - 1945. After returning home from the war, Bill married Helen Aitchison in August 1949. He was employed by Hilliard Corp. as a tool & die maker for 43 years until his retirement. Bill enjoyed gardening, walking in his neighborhood, the outdoors, fishing, sporting events and all activities with his sons, grandchildren and other family members. Surviving is his wife and companion of 58 years, Helen Aitchison Batrowny, Southport; along with their children, George (Sandy) Batrowny, Elmira; Thomas Batrowny, Southport; and Peter (Darlene) Batrowny; Horseheads; seven cherished grandchildren, Jason, Kelley, Lindsay, Molly, Brooke, Alana and Andrew Batrowny; a brother, George (Betty) Batrowny, West Elmira; a sister, Jeanne Defalco, Long Island, NY; a sister-in-law, Maime Joseph, Southport; brothers-in-law, William (Kay) Aitchison and Peter (Isabelle) Aitchison of Scotland; along with nieces, nephews and many family friends. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, March 28, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Saturday morning at 10a.m. with the Reverend Donald Matthews officiating. Full military services will be accorded Mr. Batrowny in Woodlawn National Cemetery following the funeral services. Memorial donations may be directed to the EFA Booster Club, 933 Hoffman, Elmira, NY 14905 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2008.
BAUMAN Lena M. Jenkins
Age 77, died suddenly on Friday, March 9, 2012 at her home in Southport, NY with her family by her side. Lena was the daughter of the late Carl and Josephine Bauman. She is survived by her loving husband, Wallace E. Jenkins; children Carl (Donna) Jenkins, Sr., Elaine (Don) Lilly, Patricia Mathews, Tina Mathews; stepson Tom Jenkins; fifteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; five sisters; three brothers; and was predeceased by her son, Richard Jenkins, Sr. and brother Carl Bauman. She enjoyed helping others whenever she could and was retired from Elcor Health Services. Family and friends are invited to call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday, March 14, from 2-4 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Peter and Paul's Church, Elmira, NY on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Richard Farrell Celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira. Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012
DONALD BAXTER SR., of Pine City, NY, age 45, died Thursday, October 15, 1998 unexpectedly. He was born January 30, 1953 to Phillip and Jean Baxter in Troy, PA. Donald is survived by his mother, Jean Baxter of Millerton, PA; daughters; Melannie R. Baxter of Waverly, NY; Angel L. Baxter of Pine City, NY; sons, Bradley Voorhees of Seneca Falls, NY; Justin P. Voorhees of Pine City, NY: Donald P. Baxter, Jr. of Pine City, NY; sisters, Vicki E. (Michael) Werner of Big Flats, NY; Lois A. (Ron) Seymour of Millerton, PA; brothers, Richard A. Haight of Millerton, PA; James Haight of Buffalo, NY; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Phillip Baxter, Donald was a loving father, son, and brother. He was a supervisor at Elmira Stamping where he had worked for the last 19 years, and a US Army Veteran. Family and friends are invited to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY for calling hours on Sunday, October 18, 1998 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday, October 19, 1998 at 12:00 PM with Rev. L. Burdett Greenlaw officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery immediately following the funeral. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart Association, Syracuse, NY in Donald’s name. –Elmira Star Gazette.
BAXTER Lillian M. Bean
Age 81 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born October 25, 1930 in Olean, NY, daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth (Fahrer) Baxter and died Saturday, March 17, 2012 peacefully at home. She was predeceased by her husband Stanley in 1995; sister and brother-in-law Shirley and Ray Yeomans; brother-in-law Robert Bly and sister-in-law Connie Baxter. She is survived by her children Brenda Coe of Elmira, Barbara Bean with husband Larry Davidson of Boston, MA, Bradley Bean of Elmira; stepdaughter Linda Simons of Barton, NY; sisters and brothers Betty Bly of Olean, NY, Donald (June) Baxter of Elmira Heights, Barbara (Robert) Wandricke and Gerald Baxter of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a time of sharing on Sunday, March 25th at 11 am at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lillian through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – March 21, 2012
BAXTER –SHIRLEY M. YEOMANS, age 60, formerly of
103 South Kinon St., Southport, NY, and presently a resident of the Elcor died
Saturday, May 31, 1997 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was the
daughter of the late Norman and Elizabeth Baxter. Also predeceased by a
grandson, Matthew Yeomans and her husband, Raymond Yeomans Sr. in 1994.
Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Stephen Yeomans of Lodi, NY, Jeffrey
(Laurie) Yeomans of Virginia Beach, VA, and Raymond Yeomans Jr. of Groton, CT;
daughters and sons-in-law, Michelle (Barry) Hafer of Irving, TX, Lisa (Kevin)
Reid of San Antonio, TX, and Colleen Yeomans of Elmira, NY; brothers and
sisters-in-law; Donald (Virginia) Baxter of Elmira Heights, NY, and Gerald
(Connie) Baxter of Elmira, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Betty (Robert) Bly
of Hinsdale, NY, Lellain Bean of Elmira Heights, NY and Barbara (Robert)
Wandricke of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Yeomans was a member of the Elmira Moose, Eagles, and The Elmira Heights
Legion. She was also the owner of the Tiny Tavern in Southport, NY.
Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Inc. Tuesday, June
3rd, 1997 from 2-4 PM and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the
Barrett Funeral Home on Wednesday, June 4th, 1997 at 10:30 AM followed by a
Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary’s Southside, Fr. Rick Farrell will
officiated the services. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National
Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.