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
ROBERT H. BEEMAN, 93, of Sayre, PA, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at his home in Sayre, PA. Robert was born on May 23, 1921 in Laceyville, PA the son of the late Forrest and Etta Ottis Beeman. Robert graduated from Rush High School. He was employed at G.E. as the Manager of the Mechanical Services Department. Robert was the Scout Master of Troop 22 in Little Meadows, PA. Robert was an avid fisherman and hunter. Robert was a member of the Free and Accepted Masons. Robert is predeceased by his brother, Ronald Beeman; his brother, Wayne Beeman; brother-in-law, George Dietrich; first wife, Mareen Robbins; second wife, Betty Beeman; and third wife, Millie Beeman. Robert is survived by his son, Larry Beeman of Sayre, PA; daughter, Shirley Sopka of Sayre, PA; son, Robert L. and Vickie Beeman of Virginia, Richard and Caren Beeman of Salt Lake City, UT; daughter, Dr. Nancy Beeman of Highland Falls, NY; daughter, Lillie Barnes of Athens, PA; sister, Bernita Dietrich of Wyalusing, PA; brother, Glenn Beeman, Jr. of Owego, NY; sister-in-law, Bonnie Beeman of Lockwood, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Beeman of California; 9 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Friends and family may call on Wednesday, September 24, 2014, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA. Burial will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery at 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers for the service. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/2014
BELCHER - George L. Belcher Jr., 74, went to be with his loving Lord on July 23, 2008 after a long, courageous battle with cancer. He was a loving father, husband, grandfather, brother and uncle who will be missed by all who knew him. He was born on April 22, 1934 in Sayre a son of the late George and Mavis (Hausknecht) Belcher. George was a proud Marine who served his country from 1955-1958 and then spent a number of years in the reserves. He had a passion for trains, volunteering for the Tioga Central Railroad as a break-man and switch operator. He also enjoyed watching football, especially the Green Bay Packers. He enjoyed county music, traveling and spending time with his family and collecting bald eagles. He is survived by wife Marcia Eccleston, Waverly; children: Allan (Elizabeth) Belcher of Sayre; Patricia Hemenway of Roanoke, Va.; Brothers Paul (Anne) Belcher, Athens; Dale Belcher, Williamsport, Pa.; Donald Belcher, Sayre; grandchildren Cassandra Belcher, Aaron Hemenway and Jessica (Rob) Ketchum; great grandchildren Jeremiah Ketchum and Patrick Hemenway. Many nieces, nephews, and friends also survive. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Carol Belcher and Nephew Jeffrey Belcher. All services will be private with internment at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Memorials can be directed to Marine Toys for Tots Foundation, 18251 Quantico Gateway Drive Triangle, VA 22172 or Elmira Salvation Army 414 Lake St. Elmira, N.Y. 14901 in loving memory of George. Caring services are being provided by Cooley Tioga Point Cremation & Burial Options, 802 North Main Street Athens, Pa. 18810 Submitted by R.KW. Sayre Morning Times
BELIG Margaret B. Smith
Age 83, of Bethany Courtyard, Horseheads, NY formerly of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. died Wednesday, October 24, 2012. She was born in Montoursville, PA on June 27, 1929, the daughter of the late Harry B. and Emily (Bird) Belig. Margaret is survived by her daughters, Emily (Michael) Reed of Horseheads, NY, Deborah (Thomas) Dyal of LaGrangeville, NY; five grandchildren, Rebecca, Michelle, Jason, Thomas, Ellen; six great grandchildren, Bailey, Julia, Hannah, Declan, Ayla, Liam; brother, William Belig of Mt. Joy, PA and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul L. Smith and sister, Elizabeth Murphy. She was a devoted mother and grandmother. It was Margaret's wish that her funeral services remain private. Private graveside services will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 26, 2012
BELIN - CASEY, Ruth M.
Age 89, of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born March 28, 1919 in Elmira, daughter of the late David H. and Myrtle (Weaver) Belin, and died Wednesday, October 29, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by husband, James Casey, Sr.; sons, David Casey and James Casey, Jr.; daughter, Lenore Casey; and sisters, Veronica Dannelley and Katherine Barner. She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Lee) Jackson of Elmira Heights; granddaughter, Kasey Jackson of Elmira Heights; grandson, Thomas (Jessica) Casey of Horseheads; granddaughter, Patty (Tim) Robinson of Ceres, CA; great-grandchildren, Ryan and Jillian Casey, Jonathan and Elizabeth Robinson; nephew, Charles Prechtl, Jr. of Elmira; cousin, Robert (Jean) Landon of TN; special friends, Helen Roote, Floretta Conklin, and Joellen Sweeney. Ruth was employed with Artistic Card, Remington Rand, Moore Business Forms and Kennedy Valve. She was a member of the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 30th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Her Funeral Service will be held there on Friday, October 31st, at 11 a.m. Cecil Roote will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/30/2008
BELL Helen B. Rice
1923 - 2011
Beloved mother of Edward and Margaret (Briggs) Rice, died silently on September 18, 2011, the same month, eight years after the passing of her husband of 62 years, Major Walter Rice. Helen was born in Elmira, traveled extensively with her husband and son, and lived in Pine Valley since 1961. She will be greatly missed and mourned by her son and family: grandchildren, David Rice of Pine Valley, Danny (Bengee) Rice of Rome, NY, and Cheryl (Robert) Rice Tingey of Pine Valley; seven great-grandchildren, Jennifer Hurd, Robert, Ray, Nathan Rice, Tony, Alex, and Brooke Rice. She was also dearly loved by one living brother-in-law, John Homberg, Pheonix, AZ and several nieces, nephews and friends. Helen was a loved resident at Seneca View Nursing Facility for over a year. A special thanks to the wonderful staff/friends who took such good care of her and made her last days comfortable and peaceful. Helen played piano beautifully and loved all animals. She was a member of the Victory Life Center Church in Horseheads and had been an active member of the American Legion Post #154 Auxiliary. Helen was an indispensable asset to her husband's military career in the service for our country. She was an accomplished entertainer and proficient in communication interrogation. It was the family's wishes that all funeral arrangements be held privately. Star Gazette – September 21, 2011
BELLINGER –ELIZABETH M. "BETTY" (BELLINGER) DILDINE age 66 of Erin, NY passed away on Monday December 29, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family after battling cancer for 2 years. Elizabeth was born October 17, 1948 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Norman and Clara M. Harris Bellinger. She married her husband , Louis R. Dildine, on January 8, 1977 and they would have celebrated their 38th Wedding Anniversary on January 8, 2015. Betty was retired from Top's Market in Big Flats, NY. Betty was a devoted wife, mom, and grandmother. She loved spending time with family and attending her grandchildrens’ activities. She was an avid reader. Betty is survived by her mother : Clara Harris Bellinger of Elmira Heights, NY; her husband Louis R. Dildine; daughters and sons-in-law: Christy & William Hager of Addison, NY and Karrie & Matt Lewis of Horseheads, NY; son; Chad Dildine of Erin, NY; grandchildren: Peyton Hager, William Hager Jr., and Hunter Hager all of Addison, NY and Tyler Lewis and Kaylee Lewis both of Horseheads, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Patricia & Jack Martin of Elmira, NY; brothers and daughter-in-law: Norman H. & Carolyne Bellinger of Horseheads, NY and Samuel Bellinger and Michael Deep of Manhattan, NY; brother-in-law: Alan & Rena Dildine of Beaver Dams, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jeanne & Ed Stafford of Florida and Annette & James Valentine of Arizona: several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends, Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Saturday January 3, 2014 from 3-5 PM. Betty's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Elizabeth will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/1/2015
BELLINGER Norman E.
Formerly of Elmira, NY - Was born May 13, 1947 in Elmira, the son of the late Kenneth and Eleanor (McCalley) Bellinger, died peacefully at the home of his daughter, who gave him the utmost love and care, on Monday, August 16, 2010, at the age of 63. His loving wife of 30 years, Kathleen (Henderson) Bellinger predeceased him on October 5, 1997. He is survived by his beloved children: son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Diane Bellinger of Millport, NY; daughter, Amy Ludwig of Oklahoma City, OK; adored grandchildren, Corey and Tiffany Ludwig; brothers, Kenneth (Ann) Bellinger of Pine City, NY, James (Cheryl) Bellinger of Elmira, NY; along with several other relatives, nieces, nephews and friends. Norman was a Veteran of the US Air Force and proudly served his country. He retired from Hardinge Inc. after several years of dedicated service as a machinist. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, August 20, 2010, from 11:00 to 12:00 (noon). Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 12 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate his services. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where he will be laid to rest with his beloved Kathleen. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will also accord military honors to Mr. Bellinger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association American Diabetes Association , P.O. Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 19, 2010
DEAN K. BELLOWS, 77, OF Towanda died Monday evening, Oct. 10, 1994, at the Veterans Administration Medical Center; Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Born May 17, 1917, in Wysox, he was a son of the late Kelsey and Margaret Chaapel Bellows. Mr. Bellows was a veteran of World War II, having served in the U.S. Army. He later was employed by Gordon Robbins, mason contractor of Troy, for many years. Dean was a member of East Smithfield VFW Post No. 7378. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially hunting and fishing. Surviving are: his wife, Ruby Bump Bellows; a daughter, Marian Bellows of Towanda RR 4; three sons, Timothy Bellows and Dewey Bellows, both of Towanda RR 3, and James Bellows of Towanda; a sister, Mary Shanfelt of California; three grandchildren, Elizabeth, Dustin and Danny Bellows; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by three brothers, Lawrence, Kelsey and Conley Bellows; and three sisters, Isadore Shay, Eloise Bellows and Clarabelle Smith. The funeral and committal service will be held Thursday, Oct. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Harry L. Ferguson, pastor emeritus of the Wysox Presbyterian Church, officiating. Interment will be in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home Thursday afternoon. The family will receive friends Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. at the funeral home. -Towanda Daily Review.
BELLOWS Luther K.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died
peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 6, 2010. Luther was born on September 24, 1925 in Elmira, son of the late Luther H. and Myrtle (Butts) Bellows. Luther served our country in the United States Navy during WWII. He retired from Fassett Inc. after many years of service. He was a lifetime member of the NRA, also a longtime member of the South Creek Rod and Gun Club. He will be missed by his family and friends dearly. Luther is survived by his daughter, Marilyn (Eddie) Mosley of Brandon, FL; son, Raymond (Judy) Bellows of Milan, PA; brothers, Donny Bellows of Mansfield, PA and Louis Bellows of Gillett, PA; special granddaughter, Rae Ann Kain, along with several other grandchildren and great grandchildren. Luther was predeceased by his wife Gladys in 2001 and sister-in-law, Gayle Mayes. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, July 9, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Hack officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with military honors. The family of Luther would like to thank Jenn Chandler and Mary Janson for their care they provided to Luther, along with Southern Tier Hospice for their support and care. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 8, 2010
BENEDICT - TOWNLEY, Sandra B.
Age 64, of Rt. 13 in Horseheads, died after a brief illness Thurs., April 2, 2009, at Elcor Health Services Center where she had recently been residing. Sandy was born July 9, 1944 in Elmira, NY the daughter to the late Carlton and Leona Mae (Adams) Benedict. She was predeceased by her husband of 16 years, Jack Townley in 1994. Her surviving family includes her brothers, Donwayne Benedict of San Francisco, CA, Floyd Benedict of Horseheads, NY, Frank (Mary) Benedict of Gaston, SC, Glenn (Agnes) Benedict of Horseheads, NY; several nieces and nephews including Denise Christofaro; and Eric Krause; brother-in-law, Roy P. Krause of Horseheads, NY. She was also survived by her feline companion, "J.T." Sandy was also predeceased by her sisters, Barbara Cooper in 1997 and Nancy Krause in 1999. She was also predeceased by her precious dog, "Pebbles." Sandy was a T.A.E. class of 1964 graduate and a machine operator with Corning Inc. when she retired there in 2002. She was a kind a gracious lady who will be missed by those whose lives she touched. Special thanks to the staff of Elcor Hickory Knoll South and to Southern Tier Hospice. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, April 5, 2009, from 2-5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be conducted by Rev. Fred Kelsey Monday at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery next to her husband, Jack. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/4/2009
BENJAMIN Roger L. "Poppa"
Horseheads: Age 59 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday March 23, 2011. Roger was born September 23, 1951 in Knoxville, PA. He was pre-deceased by his mother Ethel Hall Hufford in 2004. Roger is survived by his wife of twenty-four years Valerie, son Jason (Karla) Benjamin, daughters Erin (Ryan) Buzzetti and Stacey (John) Howard, four cherished granddaughters Tricia Benjamin, Kennedy, Karlie, and Kamryn Buzzetti and one very special grandson Gabriel Howard. Three sisters Vandeline (Kenneth) Green of Horseheads, NY, Hope ( Darwin) Stevens of Westfield, PA, and Marcia (Mike) Lieber of Schenectady, NY, several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Roger was employed as a machinist at Reynolds Manufacturing in Big Flats from June 1994 to January 2011. Roger proudly served our country with The U.S. Marine Corps during The Vietnam War from 1970 to 1972 and was a member of The Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post 1612 in Big Flats, NY for over twenty years. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday March 28, 2011 from 4-7 PM. Roger will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY on Tuesday March 29, 2011 at 11 AM where Full Military Honors will be accorded him. Roger's Family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the doctors and staff in both the Radiation and Oncology Departments at The Falck Cancer Center in Elmira, NY. In remembrance of Roger, those that wish may make memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – March 25, 2011
BENJAMIN Wayne D.
Age 62 of Horseheads, NY. He was born July 28, 1950 in Elmira, son of the late James W. and Theresa (Burbank) Benjamin and died unexpectedly on Monday, January 14, 2013. He is survived by his daughters Shaunna Benjamin and Trista Finamore both of Elmira; grandchildren Adrienne, Troy, Kailyn, Isabella and Adelia; brothers Paul, James, Danny (Laurie) and Hal (Wendy); sisters Darlene and Carol (Jack) Pelrah along with several nieces and nephews. Wayne was self-employed as a carpenter. He was a veteran of the U. S. Marine Corps serving in Vietnam; was an avid NASCAR and NY Giants fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, January 18th from 4 to5 pm. A celebration of Wayne's life will follow at 5 pm. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 17, 2013
BENNETT Barbara Jean
Age 66 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 25, 1947 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Charles and Alice (Claypool) Bennett and died Monday, November 11, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief and courageous battle with cancer. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband Hollis Head in 1995 and is survived by her sons Roger and Christopher Campbell; grandchildren Adaras and Marina Campbell, Victor Smith; nieces Val and Vickie Bennett; lifelong friend June McDowell; special friends Jennifer Smith and Carmen Pellot. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Monday, November 18th at 12 noon at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to help defray final expenses. Star Gazette – November 17, 2013
BENNETT –LOIS R. STORCH died Thursday April 4, 2002 unexpectedly but peacefully in her sleep at her home in Elmira at the age of 73. Born on January 5, 1929 in Rome, PA, Lois was the daughter of Willis and Ruth Rutty Bennett. She married John F. Storch on September 21, 1947 at Epworth United Methodist Church in Elmira and they made their home here ever since. Lois was employed by Sears and Roebuck in the Auditing Department for several years. She attended Hillcrest Baptist Church. Lois enjoyed oil painting, gardening and caring for her family and home. Surviving is her loving husband of 54 years, John F. Storch; her children, Susan L. Storch of Lebanon, NJ; Lorin C. and Roxanne M. Storch of Elmira; and Karen B. Storch of Horseheads; a grandson, Aaron C. Stanbro and an granddaughter, Elissa M. Stanbro; brothers and sisters-in-law, Willis and Marilyn Bennett of Brookside, PA and Everett and JoAnne Bennett of Helena, AL; along with nieces, nephews and cherished friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday April 6, 2002 from 12 noon -3 p.m. Funeral services will take place in the funeral chapel at Caywood’s at the conclusion of visitation (3 p.m.) with the Reverend Richard Curtis officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Lois is remembered by her family as a humble woman of great Christian faith. She was very active in her church and supported many charities. Donations may be directed to Hillcrest Baptist Church Memorial Fund, 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY in her memory. -Elmira Star Gazette.
BENNETT Mahlon R. "Bud"
Age 87, died Monday, September 2, 2013 at the Buffalo VA Medical Center. Bud was born in Albion NY on August 28, 1926, a son of Mahlon and Gertrude (Prussia) Bennett. He was predeceased by 2 brothers and 3 sisters. Bud is survived by sister and brother-in-law, Mary and David Wintersteen, Lockport NY; 2 nieces, 5 nephews, several great nieces and nephews. He is also survived by longtime friends, Bill and Hazelle Kinney, Elmira and their children Adam and Alexis who were Bud's two charges. During WW II Bud served with the US Coast Guard/Merchant Marines. From 1948 to 1973 he worked as a chef for various colleges including, SUNY Fredonia, SUNY Buffalo, and Elmira College. From 1973 to 1988 Bud was a chef at Horigan's/Sheehan's Restaurant in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to a cemetery service, with military honors, on Monday, September 16, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – September 11, 2013
STEVEN H. BENNETT was born May 31, 1953 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Edward and Betty (Wertman) Bennett, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 61. He is survived by his loving daughter, Nytosha Bennett of Elmira, NY; siblings: Roger (Teri) Bennett of Atlanta, GA; Regina (Robert) Mansfield of AZ; Mary Ann Bennett (Brad Beaver) of Nashville, TN; uncle, Gene Bennett of Erin, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Steve was the Commander of the American Legion Post # 154 Elmira Heights, NY, the past President of the Men's Auxiliary at the Rex Field VFW Post # 901 Elmira, NY and was a member of the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services for Steve at the Woodlawn National Cemetery 1826 Davis St., Elmira on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 at 2:00 PM. Chaplin Harold Wacenske of Post # 154 will officiate. The Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Military Honor's for their brother. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Rex Field VFW Post # 901 113 Keefe Street Elmira, NY in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/31/2014
BENSON –ANNA F. LEWIS, age 89 of Elmira, NY. She was born May 6, 1925 in Elmira, daughter of the late Willie and Nina (Harrison) Benson and passed away Friday, August 1, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband William "Nick" H. Lewis, Sr.; son William "Snooky" H. Lewis, Jr.; siblings Delphine Benson, Lunna Howard, Laura Taylor, Thelma Lewis, Burl Benson, Cleave Benson, Lena Cooke and Josie Thomas. She is survived by her children and their spouses Terry and Anita Lewis of Elmira, Pamela and Alex (Pat) Gilliam of Hanover, MD, Gretchen Lewis of Elmira, Harriet Lewis of White Plains, NY and John Lewis of Elmira; grandchildren Alexis (Steve) Suter of Laurel, MD, Alex (Darin) Gilliam of Annapolis, MD and Paetyn Lewis of Elmira; great grandchildren Kennedy Suter of Laurel, MD and Evan Gilliam of Annapolis, MD; sister Jean Bacome of Elmira along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Lewis was a member of Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church and the Eastern Star , Omega Chapter 2. She retired from Westinghouse Corp. Family and friends are invited to visit Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 400 Madison Ave., Elmira on Monday, August 4th from 12 to 1 pm. Her memorial service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Michael D. Bell officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/2014
BERTELSEN Arthur D.
Born on May 2, 1926, to Louis and Alice Bertelsen in Perth Amboy, NJ, died October 15, 2013. He was the father of six children, Bob (Sandy), Joe, Nancy, Kathy (Larry) Rhode, Doug and David. His parents and sons David and Joe pre-deceased him, David in 2000 and Joe in 2005. Arthur is survived by his son Bob (Sandy); daughters Nancy and Kathy (Larry) Rohde; son Doug and his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Arthur was a WWII veteran of the US Army. He retired from American Bridge after more than 30 years of service. He was a big Kyle Busch fan in NASCAR. He loved his Yankees and Giants. At the family's request there will be no calling hours. Burial will take place at the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Thanks to the nursing staff and aides of the 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for all their care and attention they gave Arthur for the past 4 years and especially Nan the van driver. RIP "Smiley". In lieu of flowers, Art had a special place in his heart for dogs so a donation to the SPCA would be appreciated. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. Star Gazette - October 18, 2013
Robert F. BESCANCENY , Sr. age 74, of Elmira, NY died Thursday, December 12, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Hospital,Mr. Besanceney was born September 19, 1928 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Ross and Violet Summers Besanceney. He is survived by his wife Jean Hartford, daughter; Marilou Besanceney of Webster, NY, son; Robert F. Besanceney, Jr. of Naples, FL. Daughter; Jan Zeigler of Horseheads, NY, sister; Betty Mitchell of Port Orange, FL, niece; Jeanne (BJ) and Dan Holleran of Elmira, NY, nephew, Douglas Mitchell of Sarasota, FL, niece, Sharon and Bill Michaels of Winter Park, FL, niece; Roberta and David Knickerbocker of Port Orange, FL, several great nieces and nephews, numerous brothers-in-law and sisters-in-laws. He was predeceased by his brother, Allen J.Besanceney and sister, Joyce Weisenfluh. Robert served in the Army from 1946 to 1948 during WWII. He was an employee of Sears and Roebuck for many years. Bob had been a member of AA since 1957. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Bob's name to the Artic League, Inc.., 114 W. 2nd St., Elmira, NY 14901. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday December 14, 2002 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY. The funeral will be held there saturday at 8:00 PM with Deacon Robert Stowell officiating. Burial will be at the Convience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira
JAMES L. BESCHLER age 86 of Willow Street, PA and formerly of Van Orden Dr. in Horseheads passed away on April 4, 2015. James was born on Sept. 20, 1928 in Bellwood, PA. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his beloved wife, Deloris B. Beschler in 2011 and siblings, Earl, Marlin and Margaret "Peg" Rinker. James is survived by, sons and daughters, John Beschler of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Thomas Beschler of Sicklerville, NJ, Timothy Beschler of Peoria, IL, Tamara (Paul) Ashway of Willow Street, PA and Katherine (Jerry) Richardson of Mountain Home, ID; five grandchildren; sister, Elizabeth Martin of Virginia and brother, Mike "Sonny" Beschler of New England; mother-in-law, Margaret Johnston of Peoria, IL; brother-in-law, John Eames of Dangerfield, TX; sister-in-law, Sue Coffman of Peoria, IL; After retiring from the US Air Force, Jim worked at Hardinge Brothers in Elmira, operating a tumbler machine. He retired from Harding Inc at the age of 62. He held several other jobs throughout his life including taxi driver, short order cook, and owned a refuse hauling business. He loved working with wood. Jim crafted many beautiful things including a cradle for his first grandchild, specialized furniture for a granddaughter with disabilities and multiple decorative pieces for others. Most of all he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a celebration of his life to take place on Wed. April 15, 2015 at 10:00 am in the First Baptist Church of Horseheads 2293 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads NY a time of fellowship will immediately follow service. Burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery where military honors will be accorded. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/2015
BESCHLER MARGARET E "PEG"
RINKER Margaret E. "Peg" Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, May 15, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Bellwood, PA, to the late Karl and Mary Jane (Wiley) Beschler. Peg was predeceased by her husband, Wallace "Slap" Rinker and a son, Wallace Rinker III. She is survived by her sons, DeSales (Betty) Rowsey of CO, Jack (Naomi) Wood of Lowman, Robert Rowsey of AR, Daniel Rinker of PA and James Rinker of PA; daughters, Mary Nelson of Elmira, Roxanne Rowsey, Bonnie (David) Drake of NC, Peggie Diello of Elmira and Elizabeth "Libby" Courtright of Elmira; brothers, James (Delores) Beschler of Horseheads, and Mike (Ursula) Beschler of CT; sister, Elizabeth Martin of VA; 25 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 19th, 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. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BEVILACQUA - BENNETT
Grace, M. Age 73 of Elmira, died peacefully at home on Wednesday, May 2, 2001. Grace daughter of the late Anthony and Angeline Lombardi Bevilacqua, was predeceased by her husband, William W. Bennett and son, William W. Bennett, Jr. She is survived by her children, Antoinette Lorgan of Lafayette, CO with husband Gary and children, Jennifer Tarantella and Kristine Lorgan, Paula Parker of Elmira, with husband, Robert and children, Gina Smith, Kimberly Blaney, Toni, Loni, Mary and Scott Parker, Angela Tufillaro of Elmira with husband Anthony and children Adam, Alicia and Anthony Tufillaro, SFC William J. Bennett of Fort Bragg, NC with wife Tammy; twelve great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Ogershok of Elmira, Anne Mann of Sarasota FL with husband Donald, Betty King of Elmira with husband Chuck, Sue Carozza of Elmira with husband Mike; brothers, Joe Bevilacqua of Sarasota FL with wife Lucille, Pete Bevilacqua of Endicott NY with wife Lucy, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Ruth Bennett, John and Eloise Bennett, Elon and Linda Bennett, Ken and Polly Bennett, Bruce Bennett, Richard Button, Ina Chambers, Doris and Earl Cowell; and very special friend, Darla Volker. Her brother-in-law, Paul Ogershok and sisters-in-law, Mary Button and Edna Bennett also predeceased Grace. bf Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, May 6, 2001 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 9:45 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 10:30 A.M. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Grace was retired from the A&P plant in Horseheads and was a founding member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. In lieu of flowers, donations in Grace's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or the Mercy Care Center, 405 Linden Place, Elmira NY 14901.
BIROSCAK William (Valent) J.
Age 91, of West Elmira, passed peacefully at home on June 5, 2010. Bill was born on May 24 1919 in Jimtown, PA to Vincent S. and Mary (Gavlas) Biroscak. He is survived by his wife, and best friend, of 56 years Lois A. (Huber) Biroscak. His children include Mary M. Biroscak, Watkins Glen, NY, with her children, Michael, Steven, Paul, James Rhys-Gilroy Shutts, and Jill Dunham; Linda L. Kugelman, Blacksburg, VA, with her children, Virginia, Rebekah, Elizabeth, and John; Anne M. (Fred II) Hauser, Kawkawlin, MI, with children Jeffrey and Jordan Mayer; Patricia L. (Andrew) Murdock, Greensboro, NC and their sons, Rhys and Mason; William H. Biroscak, with his children, Andrew and Barbara; and Elizabeth A. Biroscak, all of Elmira. His surviving siblings are: Cecilia Howe, Elizabeth Scott, Theresa Roob, George, Mary Sahm, Margaret (Jim) Crider, Joanne Egnatowski, Joseph, Catherine Kolb, and Vincent, Jr. (Margaret). He is also survived by brother-in-law Philip (Sylvia) Huber of Corning; sister-in-law Marcia (Edward) Smith of Penn Yan, NY; six great-grandchildren; and many beloved nieces and nephews. Bill was predeceased by his parents, sister Anna, brothers, John and Ronald. Bill served in the U S Navy from 1939 – 1945 as a Radioman. After Pearl Harbor he worked exclusively in the Pacific Theatre aboard the USS Vincennes. After his honorable discharge he relocated to Corning and began working as a Scheduler for Corning Glass Works, Big Flats Plant. Bill was a charter member and instrumental in the formation of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department. He was proud to be a fireman…at 83 he answered a call just to serve coffee in his turnout gear. Bill stayed politically involved and worked for various political candidates. He took great pride in his healthy lifestyle and continued to go for daily walks until May. Friends are invited to a graveside service, with military honors, on Friday, June 11, 2010 at 3:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Following the graveside service all are invited to West Elmira Fire Department Hall for a reception with the Biroscak Family. A Memorial Mass, for Bill, will be held Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. at Mount Saviour Monastery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. We wish to express our sincere gratitude to Dr. Rupik and Hospice; to Paula, Toni, Mary, Owanda, Melanie, Christie, Audry – and every other caregiver that helped Dad maintain his life at home. In memory of William, please donate to a charity of your choice. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 9, 2010
BLACK - GUBLO
Grace M. nee: Black Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Friend Age 82, of Elmira, died and her beloved husband of 50 years, Hank, on Friday, October 28, 2005 at home, surrounded by her loving family after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born in Canandaigua, NY, the daughter of William and Florence Bailey Black on March 23, 1923. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Hank; son, Richard; sister, Geraldine; and brother, William, Jr.; and is survived by her daughter, Mary Theresa, Farmington, NY; granddaughters, Ailisa and Stephanie, Rochester; great-granddaughters, Kaeleigh and Grace of Rochester; a sister, Evelyn Jane Soper, Ralston, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Grace was a retired employee of Arnot-Ogden Medical Center and the Supreme Court Library. She was a lifelong member of St. Casimir's Church where she devoted many years of service to the Church Bingo committee and pierogi making and was a Member of its Rosary/Sacred Heart Society and the Wanda Circle. She will be sadly missed until we see her again. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, November 2nd from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 10 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Presider. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
BLAKE - FULMER, Gertrude B.
A long time resident of the Fassett and Gillett communities died Monday, January 7, 2008 while under the care of Bethany Health Care and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 84. Born on September 22, 1923 in Philadelphia, PA, Gertrude was the daughter of John E. & Blanche S. Otto Blake. She was a loving wife to her husband, Elmer Elsworth Fulmer Jr. for over 50 years until his passing in 1994. Their first 20 years of marriage were spent in the Philadelphia, PA area before moving to the Fassett, PA. In serving the Lord, she was an active member of the Fassett Baptist Church. Honored by her family heritage, Gertrude was an active member of the Daughters of the American Revolution with over 50 years of service. Very social Gerturde made friends easily, as was the case at Bethany Manor. Surviving are her loving sons and their families, Elmer (Bonnie) Fulmer, Dallas, TX; Richard "Dick" (Marge) Fulmer, Gillett, PA; Allen (Barbara) Fulmer, Elmira; and James (Linda) Fulmer, Hamburg, PA; grandchildren, Rich (Billie) Fulmer, Janice (Jan) Szablicki, Allen, John and Mark Fulmer, Curt (Stephanie) Fulmer, Jean (Dustin) Barnard; great grandchildren, Ashley and Ryan Fulmer. Along with many family and church friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the evening visitation at 8:15 p.m. with her pastor and friend the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at her family's convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to the Fassett Baptist Church, 36089 Route 14, Gillett, PA 16925 in her memory.
BLANEY Alan D.
Age 47 of Big Flats, NY died on Monday July 7, 2008. Alan was born July 12, 1960 in Sayre, PA. He was a graduate of Southside High School Class of 1978. Alan was a Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Air Force from 1978 - 1982. Alan married his wife, Maureen A. McDonald Blaney, on October 9, 1982 and they would have celebrated their 26th Wedding Anniversary this year. He was a graduate of St. Mary's School of Nursing in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Alan was employed as a Registered Nurse at Southport Correctional Facility in Elmira, NY and was previously employed by Founder's Pavilion in Corning, NY. He was pre-deceased by his grandparents, his mother-in-law Alice McDonald, and his father-in-law Ewan McDonald. Alan was a loving husband, father, son, brother, and friend. His daughters Emily and Claire were the "Center of His Universe" and his Pride and Joy. He loved being a husband and father as his family was his life. His home was his castle and he loved nothing more than spending time there, entertaining family and friends or alone, working on home improvement projects, playing guitar and the piano, tinkering with computers, tending to his garden or working in his yard. Alan was an excellent nurse who always strived to do his very best. Alan was an avid golfer who will be remembered for his sense of humor, his creativity and desire to leave the world a little better than the way he found it. And he certainly did that without question. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him and were touched by his life. Alan is survived by his loving devoted wife of over 25 years Maureen A. Blaney; his daughters Emily M. Blaney and Claire T. Blaney both at home; sisters and brothers-in–law: Laura Kaul of Elmira, NY, Kim & Greg Wheeler of Pine City, NY, and Cindy & Mike Abruzzese of Syracuse, NY; parents: Esther & Wayne McIlwain of Wellsburg, NY and Harold Blaney of Canton, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Mike & Maureen McDonald of Roseville, MN, Sharon & Paul Holden of Mound, MN, and Mary & Paul Bowerman of Comb, England; numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a multitude of friends including a special uncle and aunt David & Linda Morse of Williamsport, PA and his close and loving friends Shawn, Alec, Nikki Kerbein, Jim Kaul, Brian Grose, and his feline friends Bubba and Teeny. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday July 11, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Alan's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday July 12, 2008 at 12 PM. The Rev Robert C. MacNamara will officiate. Full Military Honors will be accorded to Alan at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY following his services. The family is graciously declining floral tributes and those wishing may remember Alan through memorial contributions to an Educational Scholarship Trust Fund for his daughters c/o The Corning Federal Credit Union Miner's Plaza 84 Canal Street Big Flats, NY 14814. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/9/2008 - 7/10/2008.
BLY - VOORHIS
Betty (Bly) Age 78, of Elcor Health Services, died on Thursday, May 5, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. She was the daughter of the late Charles and Laura (Clark) Bly, Sr. Betty is survived by her son, Ricky (Laura) Voorhis of Corning, NY; grandchildren, Richard Voorhis, Laurie (Joe) Thompson; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Ruth Shelansky of Elmira, and Bertha (Don) Phillips of Cayuta, NY; sister-in-law, Betty Mae Bly of Tioga, PA; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert; brothers, Charles Bly, Jr., and Albert Bly. It was Betty's request that there be no calling hours and a private funeral service be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
BODINE –EDNA M. GILBERT, age 92 of Horseheads, NY, passed away on Friday, May 30, 2014. She was born in Trumansburg to the late Melvin and Beatrice (Chase) Bodine. Edna was predeceased by her husband, LeRoy J., Sr. in 1999; daughter, Deanna R. Polovick in March 2014; son-in-law, Michael Polovick in 1994; brothers and sisters, Clayton, Mansel, Lloyd, Charles, Arlan, AdaBelle and Ruth Townley. Edna is survived by her sons, Arthur (Linda) Gilbert of Erin, LeRoy "Roy" (Holly Smith) Gilbert Jr. of Horseheads; grandchildren, Kimberly (James) Brown, Christopher (Amanda) Gilbert, Andrew (Michelle) Gilbert, Melissa Gilbert, Gilbert, Cindy (Randy)Ames, Janet (Karen) Gilbert, Marisa Smith; several great grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are her brothers and sisters, Weyburn Bodine, Marjorie Rudd, Elma Swingle, Melvin Bodine Jr., and Dorothy Smith. Edna worked at Remington Rand when she met Roy, the love of her life, a soldier at leave on his way to the European Front during WWII. Later moving to Elmira she worked in the shoe department at the Gorton Coy and JC Penny's. A serious back injury limited her duties to her home. She loved to cook and bake and maintained several very pretty flower gardens. She love to play cards and enjoyed spending time and her hospitality with any of the many friends and family that dropped in for what she called "Happy Hour". An avid Yankee fan, for several years she would not miss a game. Most of all, she loved her family and cherished her children. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc. 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wed. June 4, 2014 from 2-5:00 p.m. where her service will follow at 5:00 p.m. Committal services will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira on Thursday. Those wishing may also remember Edna with memorials to CareFirst 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette from 6/1/2014
BOGH - NOONAN, Karen
Of South Main St. Elmira, died Tuesday, January 1, 2008 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 79. Born on May 8, 1928 in Hjorring, Denmark, Karen was the daughter of Laurits & Edith Rasmussen Bogh. She was a loving wife and companion to her husband David Noonan Jr. until his passing in 2001. She graduated from Elmira Business Institute and was employed by both Hills and Ames Department Stores following their closing she began employment for the American Red Cross in Elmira as an office worker. During her employment she held the responsibility of encouraging people to donate a life saving gift. Her many interests included gardening, bike riding and caring for her pet birds. Karen was very active and enjoyed the challenge each day presented. Karen is survived by her loving children, David & Laura Noonan , Pine City; Laurits Noonan, Elmira; Colleen Scalzo, Elmira; Patrick Noonan, Elmira; Kevin & Eileen Noonan, Elmira; twelve grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a sister, Vivika Bailey, Mansfield, PA; and a niece, Lisa Bailey. In honoring her wishes all services will be private and held at the families convenience. Burial will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira with her husband David Noonan Jr. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.
William M. "Bill B." Age 76 of Elmira, died Monday, December 3, 2001 at the Bath VA. Bill was born October 9, 1925, son of the late Francis J. and Theresa McMahon Boland. He is survived by his wife Martha R. Boland; children, Patrick M. Boland of Elmira, William M. Boland, Jr., of Scottsdale AZ, Nancy L. Orgeron of New Orleans LA with husband Glen and Colleen T. Boland of Ithaca NY; grandchildren, Katie Boland, Jack Michael Boland and Manda L. Orgeron with stepson Chris; great-granddaughter Megan Sullivan; step-children, Kelli A. Smith of Watkins Glen NY, Mark A. Smith of Plano TX with wife Linda; Suzanne Henbest of Elmira with husband Ted; Carole J. Berg of Elmira with husband Daniel; Kathleen J. Couser of Columbia MD; step-grandchildren, Wesley, Mason and Jacob Smith; Heather, Teddy and Megan Henbest; Danny and Rachel Berg and Bishop Couser; along with several nieces and nephews. Bill is predeceased by sisters, Margaret "Peg" Krampf, Gertrude Boland both of Corning and Mary Lou Schleich of Williamsport PA. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, December 6, 2001 from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held immediately after calling hours. Interment will be held on Friday, December 7, 2001 at 1:30 P.M. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Bill was a U S Navy veteran, serving his country during World War II. He was the city editor at the Corning Leader from 1972 until his retirement in 1983. Bill then started a second career as a drug and alcohol counselor with the Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation Clinic in Elmira. In 1992 the Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council of Chemung County honored Bill as the recipient of the Brian R. Nagy, M.D. Professional Excellence Award for outstanding contributions to the substance abuse field. He was also active in the community, having been a member and past-president of the Painted Post Kiwanis Club. Donations in Bill's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Services, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901.
BOSCAINO - STANSFIELD Angeline M.
Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died
on Saturday June 12, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family. Angeline was born November 23, 1932 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Daniel Anthony Boscaino and Adeline Pilla Boscaino. She was pre-deceased by her husband James L. Stansfield on July 4, 1989. Angeline was also pre-deceased by her son James A. Stansfield on June 5, 1988 as well as her sisters and brothers. Angeline retired from Moore Business Forms in Elmira, NY and from Toshiba Corporation in Horseheads, NY. She enjoyed playing cards and Bingo and going to casinos. Angeline loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Stansfield is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Donna A. & Rick Bell of Horseheads, NY; sons and daughters-in-law: Michael G. & Cynthia Stansfield of Horseheads, NY, Daniel L. Stansfield of Horseheads, NY, twin sons David P. & Kelie Stansfield of Elmira Heights, NY and Donald P. & Christine Stansfield of Elmira, NY; 14 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law: Josephine & John White of Millerton, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Robert & Cynthia Stansfield of Horseheads, NY, Joyce Sutliff of Wernersville, PA, and Jean Ann & Thomas Smetanka of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday June 15, 2010 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Angeline's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday June 16, 2010 at 11 AM with Pastor Larry Galetti officiating. Angeline will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Jim in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY– Elmira Star Gazette, June 14, 2010
BOWEN - DAVIS
Grace E. Elmira Savings Bank Retiree Age 81 of Pensacola , Florida formerly of Long Island and Horseheads, NY died on Saturday July 23, 2005. Mrs. Davis was born August 2, 1923 in Springfield, MA the daughter of the late Edward and Mary Morrison Bowen. She married her husband, Edgar C. Davis, on April 5, 1947 and he pre-deceased her on May 27, 2000. Mrs. Davis was member a of The Sullivanville United Methodist Church. Grace was a former employee of Macy's in Roosevelt Field, L.I., NY and worked at Elmira Savings Bank prior to her retirement. Mrs. Davis loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Grace is survived by her loving and devoted sons and daughters-in-law: Edgar C. & Geraldine Davis of Oceanside , NY and Kevin W. & Joanne Davis of Pensacola, Florida with whom she had resided; six granddaughters, three great granddaughters and three great grandsons; sisters: Mary Wilks of Lowman, NY and Florence Roth of Sayre, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Richard D. & Laura Davis of Colchester, CT and Norman D. & Patricia Davis of Forked River, NJ; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday August 1, 2005 from 10 AM to 12 Noon. Mrs. Davis' Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 Noon. The Rev. Mari Rockwell will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Davis through memorials to The Sullivanville United Methodist Church c/o Mr. Frank Jago Sr. 392 E. Sullivanville Road Horseheads, NY 14845 or The Parkinson Disease Research Association.
11/25/32 - 05/26/12
In loving memory of Gerald Bowman. A Graveside service will be held Monday June 11th at 1:00 pm in the military section of Woodlawn National Cemetery. All friends and family invited to attend. Star Gazette – June 10, 2012
BOWMAN Rosemary King
Of Southport, died Sun., Jan. 22, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health at the age of 82. Born on Dec. 27, 1929 in Binghamton, Rosemary was the daughter of the late Earl Bowman & Violet Davis Sydock. She was employed for many years at Trayer Products as a machine operator. She married Peter King on June 26, 1971 in Elmira. A devoted homemaker, Rosemary enjoyed crafts, knitting, sewing and raising her large family of ten children. Surviving is her loving husband of 40 years, Peter King, Southport; children, Linda Diann Sheets, Edward Lee (Gale) Sheets, Suzanne Marie Christian, Sherry Ann Sheets, Penny Mae (Alvin) Roberts, Sandra Karen Coleman, Victoria Lynn (William) Payne, Paula Kay (Al) Durgin, Brenda Joyce Sheets, and Melissa Ann Perry all of Elmira; brothers-in-law, John (Barb) King, Pine City; Paul (Delores) King, Pine City; and David (Edna) King, Rochester; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Rosemary was predeceased by her sisters, Wanda Bowman and Virginia Weizorezk; sons-in-law, Rocky Coleman and Richard Durgin. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thur. Jan. 26, 2012 between the hours of 6-8 pm. Funeral services will follow at 8:15 pm. Following services, Rosemary will be cremated and her ashes interred in the Columbarium at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice in her memory. Star Gazette – January 24, 2012
BOWMAN Shirley B. Augustine
Elmira: Age 84, died peacefully on Friday, April 20, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Shirley was born in Elmira on October 1, 1927, daughter of Frank and Eunice (Harding) Bowman. She was predeceased by her husband Louis A. Augustine, brother Robert Bowman, sister and brother-in-law Ellen and Jack Dublin. Shirley is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Stanley J. and Judith H. Augustine of Horseheads; granddaughters Ashley and Amy Augustine; great granddaughter Rylynn Augustine; sister and brother-in-law Judith and Max Collins of Irvine CA; sister-in-law Wilma Bowman of Aurora CO; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Shirley's greatest joy was time spent with family. She grew up spending summers on Keuka Lake. It was a love she passed on to her husband Lou early in their marriage. They purchased a cottage on the lake which they kept for nearly 40 years. It was the gathering place for family reunions and other family events. In turn, Lou passed on to Shirley a love for the card game euchre. She became an avid player. In later years Shirley became a volunteer with the American Red Cross. Shirley loved oil painting and knitting, and was a longtime communicant of St. Casimir's Church. She retired after a successful career with Marine Midland Bank. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Casimir's Church on Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Shirley's memory may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Dialysis Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905. Star Gazette – April 22, 2012
BRADY Francis X. Dr. Age 81 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday January 10, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Dr. Brady was born January 29, 1925 in Hanover, PA the son of the late Francis X. and Katherine Keller Brady. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Navy attaining the rank of Ensign. Frank received his Bachelor's Degree from Shippensburg State College and also received his Master's Degree in Education from Shippensburg State College. Frank married his wife, Margaret Shaffer "Mart" Brady, on June 21, 1952 and she pre-deceased him on September 27, 1992. He taught school and coached football in Pennsylvania for several years. Frank was elected to The Southern Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame as a Football Coach. During his entire career in education he became a mentor and advisor to many teachers as well as students who continued to keep in contact with him. Dr. Brady received his Doctorate Degree (PHD) in History in 1965 from Ball State University. Dr. Brady was The Dean of Continuing Education at Elmira College from 1965-1989. He was also a Professor Emeritus at Elmira College. "Chub" as he was affectionately known by his family and friends was a long-time member of The Corning Country Club and wrote The Chatter Newsletter for many years. Frank enjoyed his golfing trips to Blue Mountain with his golfing buddies through the years. He was an avid reader, golfer, enjoyed listening to music especially jazz, and watching football games and golf matches. Frank was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira, NY. "Doc" loved his family and friends and cherished every moment he spent with them. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Margaret Ann Brady-Murchison and Hugh Murchison of Durham, NC; sons and daughters-in-law: Dennis and Susan Brady of Waverly, NY and F.X. and Lisa Brady III of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Casey Chacona & Arlo Warner of Austell, GA, Israel & Melissa Chacona of Raleigh, NC, and Claire Murchison of Durham, NC; great granddaughter: Abigail Chacona of Raleigh, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law: Joe and Pat Brady of Hanover, PA and Michael and Judy Brady of Lock Haven, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Charles and Lorraine Shaffer of Gulf Shores, Alabama, Gene and Mary Shaffer of Pinehurst, NC, Fred and Myrl Shaffer of Willow Grove, PA and Pauline Shaffer Grove of Huntington, PA; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday January 14, 2007 from 2-5 PM. Dr. Brady's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Deacon George Welch officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded Dr. Brady at the Funeral Home following his services. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. It is his family's wish that in lieu of flowers Dr. Brady be remembered through memorials to The American Parkinson's Disease Association 135 Parkinson Avenue Staten Island, NY 10305 in memory of his beloved wife Margaret S. "Mart" Brady.
JOHN JOSEPH BRADY, 71, Canton, formerly of New Jersey, died, September 15, 2002, at the Wilkes-Barre VA Hospital, following a period of declining health. Born on January 10, 1931, in Jersey City, NJ, he was the son of the late William and Elizabeth Banorden Brady. Mr. Brady honorably served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He was employed as grounds keeper for the McCallum Manor in Canton until failing health no longer permitted him to continue. Mr. Brady loved his family and enjoyed country music. Preceding him in death were his beloved wife of 21 years, Elizabeth “Betty” Brady, September 13, 1996. Surviving are his children; Cate Kendrick, Austin, TX, John Brady II, Greenfield Park, NY; stepdaughter, Rose Gilmer, Circleville, OH; grandchildren, Shaun Verdi, Jimmy and Nicky Gilmer. The family will receive friends 12 noon to 1 p.m., Friday, September 20, at the Pepper Funeral Home, Springbrook Drive, Canton. A private graveside and full military honors will follow at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira with the Rev. Jasper Smith, officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that memorial donations may be directed to American Cancer Society, Williamsport, PA. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GEORGE HENRY BRAUN SR. age 83, formerly of Schuyler Ave. Wednesday, March 1, 1967. Friends may call at the Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. F. B. Tschudy. Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by sons, John H. Braun of Willingsboro, N. J., George H. Braun Jr. of Elmira; daughter, Miss Louise Braun of Elmira; brother, William Braun; sister, Mrs. Otto (Emma) Pohlman of Horseheads, several grandchildren. He was a member of the First United Church of Christ; past commander of E.M. Hoffman Camp No. 40 United Spanish American War Veterans Ass., member of the carpenters union no. 532. –Elmira Star-Gazette 33/2/1967
BRENNAN William "Bill"
Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully in the comfort of his home Tuesday, November 10, 2009. Bill was born October 14, 1928, a son of the late Robert and Julia Biecker Brennan. He served his country honorably with the US Navy during WWII. Bill retired as a Maintenance Supervisor at the NYS Correctional Facility in Elmira, NY. Bill is survived by his loving wife of 42 years Ellen Mikkelsen; children, Mark (Millie) Brennan, Regina (Curt) Sweet, Barbara Good, Rebecca Good, Margaret (Arthur) Tipton, Kimberly (Toby) Lagonegro; grandchildren, Robbie Brennan, Tiffany Pelrah, Kate Russell, Andrew Fuller, Alexis Eisenhart, Abbe Tipton and Peter Lagonegro; great-grandchildren, Jacob Wallace, Collin Russell and soon-to-be Jackson Eisenhart; brother, Robert Brennan; sister, Betty Jacyna and several nieces, nephews and cousins; good friend, Joe Waite; and beloved four legged companions, Pat and Mike. Predeceased by his beloved dogs, Pepper, Mollie, MacDougal and Duncan. It was Bill's request that there be no services. Bill's ashes will be placed in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family. Sullivan's Funeral Home is assisting the family. At the family's request, those wishing to remember Bill may make memorial contributions to SPCA, 2435 County Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830.
Published in Star-Gazette on November 12, 2009
MARK W. BRENZO of Breesport Rd., Horseheads, N.Y. Friday, September 14, 1973. Friends may call at the Mogros Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. where funeral and prayer service will be held Tuesday morning at 9 a.m. Donations to the Cancer Fund. Burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded at the graveside. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/17/1973
BRIGGS - KOZINSKY
Euphemia W. "Jackie" Age 79 of Olcott Rd. South, Big Flats, NY, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Elcor Health Services. Jackie was born February 13, 1922 in Vergennes, VT, the daughter of Garfield and Cyrena 'Peggy" Briggs. She married John. F. Kozinsky, March 4, 1957 in Big Flats, NY. He predeceased her May 30, 1998. Jackie had worked over 20 years as a bookkeeper at Minier's Grocery in Big Flats. She was a member of the Big Flats American Legion Auxiliary. She is survived by a son, John D. "Jay" (Karen) Kozinsky of Elmira Heights; daughter, Janice Lynch of Claverack, NY; brother, Mr. & Mrs. Joe Ferris of Bristol, VT; grandchildren, Steven C. and Timothy J. Kosinsky, Shawn Lynch and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at Hills Funeral Home, 69 Main St., Big Flats, on Friday, May 11, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday at 10 AM with Rev. Ben Wilcox officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may direct memorial donations to American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905.
RUSTIN R. BRIGGS age 69, went peacefully to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday November 2, 2014 at his home in Elmira Heights, NY. Rustin was born in Endicott, NY September 17, 1945. He was the son of the late Bernetta (Grow) French. Rustin is a veteran having served in the Vietnam War with the United States Navy. He was predeceased by his brother, Merland and his sister, Barbara. Rustin is survived by his daughter and son in-law, Christina and Robert Wheeler; three grandchildren, six great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. The family would like to extend a very special thank you to all those who gave their time and effort to help during this difficult time. A Memorial Graveside Service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Davis Street, Elmira, NY on Thursday November 13, 2014 at 1:00 PM with military honors. In lieu of flowers, consider a donation to the Wounded Warrior Fund in memory of Rustin Briggs. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/ 2014
CHARLES T. BRIGHT, age 97 or Elmira, NY went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 at home surrounded by his family. Born on August 13th 1917, son of the late Charles Wesley and Edythe Elizabeth Bright. Charles is survived by his three loving children; Charles T.H. (Joni) Bright, David (Theron) Bright, and Peggy (Robert) Bright-Berhannan, his grandchildren; Jeremy, Alycia, Regina, Melissa, Chad, Courtney, Wendy, Jovian, and Alexis, 12 great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins. Charles was preceded in death by his son Paul, his wife Bernice, his sister Mary and brothers Louis "Buddy" and William "Chuckie". Family and friends will be invited to call at Community Wesleyan Church at 2095 Grand Central Ave. in Horseheads on Friday March 20th from 10:30 to 11:30AM. A memorial service honoring Charles life will immediately follow at 11:30. Committal and interment with military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/19/2015
BRINTHAUPT Frederick S., Jr. "Freddie"
Vietnam Combat Medic U.S. Army Veteran - Age 59 of Elmira, NY died on Saturday, October 17, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday, October 22, from 4pm-7pm. A Memorial Mass will be held at the Trinity Episcopal Church 408 N. Main St. Elmira on Friday at 10am. Rev. William Lutz officiating. Interment of Freddie's ashes will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira with full military honors accorded. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make donations to Veterans of Foreign Wars Rex Field Post 901 Veterans Relief Fund 113 Keefe St. Elmira, NY 14904 or American Legion Bentley Post 443 Building Fund 316 Lake St. Elmira, NY 14901. Freddie is survived by sons, Brian M. Brinthaupt of Orefield, PA and Bruce Brinthaupt of Elmira; daughter, Kelly Whitaker of Oakland, CA; brothers, John S. Brinthaupt of State College, PA and Terence Brinthaupt of Denver, CO; niece and nephew Karli Brinthaupt and John S. Brinthaupt, Jr.; aunt and uncle, Sandra and James Harkness and cousins. Former wife, Donna Brinthaupt Brayton of Elmira, whom Freddie wanted to thank so much for all her assistance in his care along with the Wilson Family. Predeceased by his parents, Frederick S. and Dania K. Brinthaupt and wife, Mary Joe Brinthaupt. Freddie was a former General Manager at Roberts Jeep Sales in Rhode Island and recently worked as a salesman for Simmons & Rockwell, Elmira. Freddie was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star 2 o/s Bars, Vietnam Service Medal, Combat Medical Badge, Air Medal, which he had over 50 combat missions flights during his tour of duty in Vietnam. A recipient of the New York State Service Metal and Service Cross. Published in Star-Gazette from October 20 to October 21, 2009
BROOKMAN Matthew J. Jr.
Age 72, of Elmira, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Friday, March 30, 2012 at home. Matthew was born on December 24, 1939 in Elmira, son of the late Mathew and Gaetana (Rossi) Brookman Sr. Matthew served our country in the US Marines during the Vietnam War and was a member of American Legion Post #154. He retired from Frey The Wheelman Inc. in Elmira as a sales representative. Matthew just married his beloved wife Sharon (Avery), on Saturday, March 24th 2012. He enjoyed life and cherished his grandchildren dearly. Matthew is also survived by his daughters, Daniel (David) Baker of Elmira and Leah (Vearl) Sease of FL; son, John Brookman of Cortland, NY; step children, Melinda and Jamie Robbins; sisters, Mary (Glenn) Barber of Glendale, AZ and Anne Gaffney of Greenburg, PA; brothers, Joseph (Glena) Brookman of Toronto, Canada and Michael (Shelia) Brookman of Elmira; grandchildren, Matthew, Chyna, Jade, Dan Jr., Cherish, Isahia, Jayme'Lynn and Adam; great grandson, Ryan; best friend, Leo "Mike" (Diane) Hess of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Fr. John DeSocio officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors. Star Gazette – April 1, 2012
EVELYN I. BROOKS age 58, recently of Big Flats and longtime resident of Fletcher St. in Horseheads passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wed., Aug. 20, 2014. Evelyn was born on August 31, 1955, in Elmira, NY, to Raymond and Beatrice (Dibble) Brooks. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Milton, Thomas, Robert, James, Billy and Frederick Brooks; sisters, Bonnie Brooks and Beverly Bird. Evelyn is survived by her children, Jamie (Kristi Allen) Brooks of Pine Valley, NY, Tanya (Ken Koellner) Perry of Horseheads, NY, Ashley (Josh) Brooks VanOrsdale of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Tyler Brooks, Dessirae Miller, Mitchell and Morgan Perry and Ava Brooks; brothers and sisters, Debra (Mark) Warner of Gillett, PA, Beatrice "Sissy" (Jim) Dibble of Deland, FL, Sherry (Ted) LaBarr of Pine Valley, Shirley Hewlett of Texas, Edwin Brooks of Elmira, NY, Marsha (Allen) McCormick of Wellsburg, NY, Sandra Matkosky of Horseheads, Raymond, Jr. (Geraldine) Brooks of Elizabethton, TN and Jack (Christine) Brooks of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and a host of special friends. Evelyn was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School. She worked in home health care and private home care as a caregiver to the elderly. Evelyn was also a member of the Horseheads Women of the Moose. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, family and friends. Family and friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Mon. Aug 25, 2014 from 12:00 noon-2:00 and again from 4-6:00 p.m. where her service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Private burial will take place beside her brothers, Thomas and Robert in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/2014
FRANKLIN A. BROWN, age 74, of Chambers Road, Horseheads, died Thursday, February 26, 2004. Franklin was born June 5, 1929 in Horseheads, NY, the son of the late Franklin and Mae (Waters) Brown. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Y. (Sinko) Brown; Also surviving are their daughters and son, Terri (Thomas) Wensel of Millerton, PA, Kelle (Hugh) Goodwin of Ft. Meyers, FL, Nance (Mark) Ferri of Beaver Dams, NY and Franklin (Maxine) Brown of Greenville, SC; several grandchildren, and other family members. It was Franklin’s wish to lay at rest among those served our armed forces. He will be laid to rest today December 3, 2004, in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira at 1:00 p.m. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. –Elmira Star Gazette.
FRANKLIN A. BROWN age 74 of Chambers Rd., Horseheads, died after a brief illness at home surrounded by his family on Thurs., Feb. 26, 2004. Franklin was born June 5, 1929 in Horseheads, NY, the son of the late Franklin and Mae (Waters) Brown. He is survived by his devoted wife, Mary Y. (Sinko) Brown, with whom he would have celebrated 46 wonderful years together on June 13, 2004. Also surviving are their daughters and son, Terri (Thomas) Wensell of Millerton, PA, Kelle (Hugh) Goodwin of Ft. Meyers, FL, Nance (Mark) Ferri of Beaver Dams, NY, and Franklin (Maxine) Brown of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Sara, Ashley, Jessica, Matthew, Emily, Joseph, Lauren and Julia; great-grandchildren, Meagan and Madison; brother, Raymond Brown of Horseheads; and sisters, Dorothy (Russell) Renshaw of Culpeper, VA, Geraldine White of Corning, NY; brothers-in-law, Charles (Jeanne) Sinko of Grovetown, GA, George Sinko of Ft. Meyers, FL; sister-in-law, Katy Sinko of Trumansburg, NY; and brother-in-law, Merle Sinko of Elmira, NY. Franklin was a retired supervisor with NYSEG. He was a veteran of the US Navy along with being an avid golfer, bowler and accomplished organist and pianist. Family and friends are invited to call at the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Monday, March 1, 2004, from 1-3 p.m. His service will follow there in church at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. A graveside committal service with military honors accorded by the Marine Corps League will take place on Tuesday, March 2, 2004 at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice Inc., 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. –Elmira Star Gazette
GARY H. BROWN, age 65 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Wednesday March 4, 2015. He was born September 28, 1949 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Donald and Mary DePue Brown. Mr. Brown was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Gary was a manager for the Pioneer Mobile Home Park in Horseheads, NY and also worked as a maintenance worker at the Horseheads Elks Club. Gary is survived by his wife Glenna D. Lyon Brown of Horseheads, NY; daughter: Kary Ann and granddaughters Erica and Ashley; step-children: Jenny Noto of Horseheads, NY and Joel Bryan of Horseheads, NY; step grandsons: Joseph and Michael Noto; sister and brother-in-law: Linda and John Hager of Syracuse, NY; nephews: Shawn & Jennifer Hager and their children Cody and Bailey of Syracuse, NY and Brian Hager and fiancé Yvonne of Syracuse, NY ; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Steven and Tracey Lyon of Horseheads, NY and Carol Collins of Texas; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Friday March 13, 2015 from 6-8PM. Mr. Brown's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Brown at the Funeral Home. Internment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2015
BROWN Margaret June Brown Wolfe
Age 84 formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died on Friday September 16, 2011 in Auburn, Alabama. Margaret was born June 30, 1927 in Dunkirk, NY the daughter of the late Ethelbert and Carrie Altman Brown. The family moved to Elmira Heights, NY in the 1930's. She graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1946. Margaret married her husband, Carlton Wilbur Wolfe, on September 9, 1951 and they recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. She was a long-time member of The Oakwood United Methodist Church and a huge Auburn University football fan. Margaret was pre-deceased by her oldest son Richard and by her sister Ruth Brown Fleming. Mrs. Wolfe is survived by her husband of 60 years Carlton; her children William Wolfe of Auburn, Alabama, Patricia Larson of Kent, WA, Donald Wolfe of Reeltown, Alabama, and Jeffrey Wolfe of Marietta, GA; grandchildren: Kenneth Larson and Victoria Wolfe; sisters: Mary Jane Brown of Elmira Heights, NY and Doris Brown Knight of Bradford, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY on Saturday September 24, 2011 from 12 to 1 PM. Margaret's Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 1 PM with The Rev. Patricia L. Brown officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Margaret through memorials to The Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – September 21, 2011
BROWN –VERONICA R. ‘BONNIE’ HYER, 78, of 235 Coleman Road, Waverly, N.Y., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June 21, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Lydia A. Furman Brown. "Bonnie" was a past member of the North Barton Grange. Survivors include her children, Arlene and Bob Hodge Sr. of Van Etten, N.Y., and Danny and Kathy Johnson of Cory, Pa.; sister, Inez Merrill of Lockwood, N.Y.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. "Bonnie" was predeceased by her husbands, Edward Johnson and Frank Hyer, and her infant son, Butch Johnson. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, Feb. 26 from noon-2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. Funeral and committal services will follow Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Wasielewski officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Sayre Evening Times
BROWN –VIRGENE M. KOBBE, age 66 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born June 13, 1947 in Elmira to Percy and Clara (Rohde) Brown and passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her mother and is survived by her husband Donald; children Donna Kobbe (Ray Sabin) and Donald Kobbe II (Tammy Blair); grandchildren Brandon Seymour, Chelsie Kobbe, Robert Kobbe, Hailey Fierro and Amber Kobbe; father Percy Brown; siblings William Brown, Gretchen Cook, Ray (Angie) Brown, Sally (Tom) Spreng and Art (Judy) Brown along with several nieces and nephews. Virgene retired from Toshiba Display Devices. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, April 22nd from 4 to 6 p.m. Her memorial service will follow at 6 p.m.. Deacon Al Pacete will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Virgene through donations to the charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/16/2014
BROWN Willie James
Age 78, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 9, 1928 in Panama City, FL, son of the late Jolley and Carrie (Williams) Brown, and went home to be with the Lord Friday, June 29, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy (Givens) Brown on June 5, 2006; and grandson, Maurice Brown. Willie is survived by his children, Nancy, Diane, Wilhelmina, Roxanne and Curtis (Cheryle) Brown, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Eric, John II, Jason and Tiffany; six great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Ernestine) Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC; sisters, Mrs. Essie Dais of Hampton, VA, and Mrs. Mary Ellis of Panama City, FL; brother-in-law, James (Ruby) Givens of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mattie Ward and Lula Givens, both of Elmira, Mattie Givens of Orlando, FL; along with a host of relatives and friends. Mr. Brown was a member of Monumental Baptist Church. He retired from Kennedy Valve in 1991 after 43 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira, on Friday, July 6th, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. James E. Jones, his Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
BROWN Willie James
Age 78, of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira, on Friday, July 6th, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. James E. Jones, his Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
BROWNLOW - STRONG, Marjorie Brownlow "Margie"
Loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, age 87, died peacefully on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her parents, Joe and Helen Miller Brownlow and her oldest son, Robert, Jr. Margie is survived by her loving husband, Bob "Itzy" Strong; their three sons, Martin, Bruce with wife Mary Jennifer, and Gary. She is also survived by grandchildren, Hannah, Kevin, Morgan, Andrew Strong, and Gretchen (Andrew) Fink; great-grandchildren, Wyeth and Ian Fink; cousins, Doris and Ray Cicconi, nieces and nephews, Jimmy (Trisha) Cicconi, Kathy Cicconi, Carol (Bruce) Mumma, Bill (Sara) Strong, Barbara Reed, Carol (Nick) Ferrerei, Cindy and Patti Strong. Bob and Margie would have celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary on June 1, 2009. Marge was the secretarial assistant to the secretary of the Elmira Rotary Club from 1969 – 1993, helping publish the "Rotary Roar." She was a member of North Presbyterian Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, May 15, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Interment will be Monday, May 18, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903, would be appreciated. Special thanks to the 3rd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. They took such good care of mom. They treated her with love, dignity, and respect.
BRUNSKILL - BRILL, Catherine L., Of Elmira, NY, Was born August 7, 1924 in Hornell, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Mildred (Collins) Brunskill, died peacefully on Saturday, May 24, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 83. Her brothers, Mason and William Brunskill also predeceased her. On September 1, 1945, Catherine Brunskill was united in Holy Matrimony with her beloved Francis J. Brill at St. Mary's Church. They have enjoyed 62 wonderful years of life and love together. She is survived by her loving husband, Francis; daughter, Joan Cerio; son, Robert (Jeanann) Brill; son, Paul (Viola) Brill; and daughter, Christine (John) Thomas, all of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Suzette Morgan, Claudia Cerio (Chris Carrigan), Kara (Ben) Clark, Robert (Chris) Brill Jr., Peter Joseph Brill, Amanda Thomas and Graham Thomas; much loved great-grandchildren, Isadora Morgan, Tristan Morgan, Balin Clark, Emily, Kaliann, Caden and Avery Brill; sisters, Jean Lunn and Ella Wilkins, both of Hornell, NY, Mary Howe of Arkport, NY, Helen Frost of Mesa, AZ; along with several sisters and brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews. Catherine was a devoted communicant of St. Mary's Church. For several years she was an employee of Remington Rand, an election inspector with the Chemung County Board of Elections and a Key Punch Operator for the County as well. Catherine was also very involved with the Cope House in Elmira, where she was a doll collector, designer and teacher. She loved to travel and has a fond memory of Square Dancing on the Rhine River in Germany with her beloved Francis. She was an accomplished seamstress and talented gardener. She will always be remembered for being a wonderful hostess and the master of tea parties. Her potato salad and spaghetti sauce will be cherished memories that the family will also remember. Catherine was a collector and keeper of friends. Family, relatives and her cherished friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, May 28, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation. (7 p.m.) Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorial donations in the name of Catherine L. Brill may be directed to Make A Difference Day, c/o 94 Decker Parkway West, Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/26/2008.
BRYAN Melvin J.
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Elmira, NY died on Monday November 26, 2007. Mr. Bryan was born July 8, 1922 in the Town of Erin, NY the son of the late Jacob and Bessie Springer Bryan. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps. Melvin married his wife, Carolina M. Palmieri Bryan, on April 15, 1950 and she pre-deceased him on April 30, 1999. He was also pre-deceased by five brothers and two sisters. Mr. Bryan was a retired employee of Elm Chevrolet in Elmira, NY. He was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church in Elmira, NY. Melvin loved his family and friends especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren and cherished the time he spent with them. Mr. Bryan is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Maureen & Richard Adams of Horseheads, NY with whom he resided; son and daughters-in-law: William & Paula Bryan of Clarks Summitt, PA; former son-in-law: Richard Florczyk of Horseheads, NY; former daughter-in-law: Diane Bryan of Wisconsin; grandchildren: Michael J. & Gina Bryan of Wisconsin, Richard & Katie Florczyk of Alabama, Melinda Florczyk of Atlanta, GA, and Brian Florczyk of Harrisburg, PA, and Michele Wood of Elmira Heights, NY; former granddaughter-in-law: Jennifer Kintz of Elmira, NY; step-grandchildren: Jeffrey, Stephanie, Kathleen, and Kimberly Adams; great grandchildren: Sara Wood, Paige, Matthew, and Courtney Florczyk all of Alabama, Emma Florczyk of Elmira, NY, Gavin and Maxim Florczyk of Harrisburg, PA; sister and brother-in-law: Florence "Pat" & Gus Sprague of Elmira, NY; brother: Harold Edwin Bryan of Leechburg, PA; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday November 30, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday December 1, 2007 at 10 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Casimir's Church Davis Street & Roe Avenue in Elmira, NY. The Rev Thomas O'Brien will be the Celebrant of Mr. Bryan's Funeral Mass. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Bryan by The E.J. Brewer Marine Corps Detachment. Mr. Bryan's Family would like to give a special thank you to Southern Tier Hospice for their excellent care and compassion. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/28/2007.
BUCHLER Wendell E.
Age 67 died Sunday, May 1, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife, Sally (Patton, Ehrhardt, Adams) Buchler; stepdaughter, Jill Ehrhardt; stepson, Steven Ehrhardt; and a host of other relatives and friends in Michigan. He is also survived by 6 step-grandchildren. Wendell was a veteran of the United States Army proudly serving his country during the Vietnam War. He was a life member of the D.A.V. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Friday, May 6, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY. Full military honors will be accorded. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – May 5, 2011
HOWARD BUCK of 403 Davis St. Thursday, May 23, 1968. Friends are invited to call at the Smith and Fudge Funeral home, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. James Collea. Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Helen L. Buck; daughters, Mrs. Robert E. (Joyce) Nurss and Mrs. George (Kathryn) Donahue, both of Elmira; three grandsons. He was the proprietor of Buck’s Furniture Refinishing Shop and a veteran of World War I. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1968
BUCKHOLTZ Mabel J -MILLER, Mabel J. (Buckholtz)
Age 93 of Elmira, NY. She was born July 20, 1917 in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles and Adelia (Stedge) Buckholtz and died Monday, August 9, 2010, peacefully at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband, Felix Miller; son, John Emanuel, Jr.; daughter-in-law, Elizabeth Emanuel; and grandson, Daniel P. Emanuel, Jr. Mabel is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel P., Sr. and Sandra Emanuel; grandsons, John A. (Becky) Emanuel III, Lance E. (Sheila) Emanuel, Robert J. (Susan) Emanuel, Kenneth M. (Vicky) Emanuel and Richard J. (Kelly) Emanuel; along with many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mabel was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII, was employed with Remington Rand for many years and retired from the U.S. Postal Service as a postal clerk. She spent the last eight years of her life in the loving care of her son Danny and his wife Sandy. Family and friends are invited to her graveside service on Wednesday, August 18th, at 3 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 16, 2010
BUFFALIN Mary Catherine Mace
Died Wednesday, March 16, 2011 at Yeneza Assisted Living in Gilbert, Arizona. Mary was born November 4, 1921 in Elmira NY. She was the daughter of Tracey and Alice (Daly) Mace. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her beloved husband of 60 years, Joseph D. Buffalin and her brothers, Charles Mace and Tracey Mace and her grand-daughters Kati and Kari McMorran. Mary is survived by her son, Joseph (Margaret) Buffalin of Gilbert, AZ and her grandchildren Stephen Buffalin of Gilbert, AZ; Kevin (Petra) Buffalin; and great grandson Daniel Hufnagel of Queen Creek, AZ; Kristin Buffalin (Robert Gomez) and great grand-daughter Haley Buffalin of Gilbert, AZ and step great-grandchildren, Sierra Gomez of Gilbert, AZ and Colton Gomez of Gilbert, AZ and step-grandchildren, William Mele of Denver, CO; Nicholas Mele of Gilbert, AZ and Elyse Mele of Gilbert, AZ. Mary is also survived by her daughter, Elizabeth (Bruce) McMorran of Gilbert, AZ and her grandchildren Jennifer Buffalin-Daines of Albany, NY; Ashley McMorran of Gilbert, AZ; Gabrielle (Aaron) San Antonio of San Bruno, CA; Brian McMorran of Los Angeles, CA and Kira McMorran of Gilbert, AZ. Also surviving is her brother, Robert (Winnie) Mace of Elmira; sister, Irene Williams of Elmira and Latham, NY; brothers, Eugene (Margaret) Mace of Enterprise, AL; William (Virginia) Mace of Montgomery, AL; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins; and her extended family at Yeneza Assisted Living. Mary was a homemaker and devoted grand-mother to her grandchildren. She enjoyed collecting and selling antiques and her Barbie dolls. She was a life-long communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Elmira. She enjoyed playing BINGO in her later years. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home at 502 West Water Street, on Sunday, March 20, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held on Monday, March 21, 2011 at 8:45 a.m. at the funeral home. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 W. Church St., at 9:30 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Catholic Charities of Chemung County, 215 E. Church St., Suite 100, Elmira, NY 14901, in memory of Mary Catherine Buffalin. Star Gazette – March 19, 2011
BUFFALIN Michael J., Jr.
Age 84, of Elmira, died Saturday, February 24, 2007. A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, April 21, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
BURDICK Roy Sr.
Age 81, of Horseheads, and formerly of Campbell, died Sept. 3, 2008. He was born in Interlaken, NY in 1926 to the late Chester and Viola Burdick. Roy joined the United States Marine Corps during WWII. He graduated from Corning Community College in 1971 with an Associate’s Degree in Applied Science. Roy is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Doris; his son, Roy Jr. and his wife, Doreen of Painted Post, NY; his daughter, Cindy Toothacre and husband, Scott of Ramona, CA; four grandchildren, Samantha, Mathew, Ryan and Karlee; and one great-granddaughter, Sierra. Roy was also predeceased by his brother, Raymond; and sister, Jeanne. Private services are planned in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/5/2008 - 9/7/2008
BURDICK William R. "Bill" Age 75, died Friday, October 19th, 2001, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bill was a devoted and loving husband, father, and grandfather. Surviving Bill are: his wife; Dorothy Mayer Burdick, sons; William "Rick" Burdick of Syracuse, NY and Kevin (Eileen) Burdick of Elmira, NY, daughter; Karen (Robert) Edwards of Elmira, NY, grandchildren; Brian and Todd Burdick of Elmira, NY and Ashley and Danielle Edwards of Elmira, NY, cousin; Arlene Burdick Miller of Atlanta, GA, sisters-in-law; Elizabeth (Hap) Fuller of Elmira, NY, Fredrick (Evelyn) Rounsville of Horseheads, NY and Richard (Joyce) Rounsville of Elmira, NY and several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Bill was predeceased by his father; John Burdick, his mother; Margaret Mathew Burdick and brothers-in-law Francis Mayer and Robert Mayer. Bill was a United States Navy Veteran of WWII. He worked for 18 years as a printing pressman at FM Howell. Bill then worked another 20 years for Empire Trailways Bus Co. He was a lifelong member of the Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. Bill spent time at the church as a member of their Wake-Up Class. He was also a member of; the Big Flats Masonic Lodge # 378 F & AM, the Harmony Loyal O.E.S., past Grand Associate Sentinel O.E.S., Cashmere Grotto, Elmira Heights American Legion Post #954 and Elmira Heights VFW Rexfield Post #901. Bill was a bus driver for the Mark Twain Cadetes. Much of Bill's free time was spent doing volunteer work, especially for Meals on Wheels. He was a former Boy Scouts of America scout leader and a past PTA president at Elmira Hardy School. He was a volunteer at both the Booth School and with RSVP. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY, on Monday, October 22nd, 2001 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. The funeral service will be held on Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at 11am, at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 S. Main St. Elmira, NY. The Rev. David Hays will officiate. A graveside service will immediately follow with full military honors accorded to Mr Burdick at the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials in Bill's name to the Centenary United Methodist Church. A candle of remembrance may be lit at www.olthof.com. Officers and members of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 F & AM will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Monday, October 22 2001, at 7:30pm, to conduct a Masonic service for our dearly departed brother, William Burdick.
OBIT: JOHN J. BURIN
SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette, Fri. 29 June 1956.
DEATH DATE: Thurs. 28 June 1956
BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmimra
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"JOHN J. BURIN, 31, of 321 Fitch St., Thursday, June 28, 1956. He was employed at the Elmira Post Office and was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church, and a member of Clarence R. Oliver Post, American Legion, of Elmira Heights. Survived by wife, Teresa; daughters, Mary Teresa and Ann; sons, Anthony and John; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Burin of Myers, N.Y.; brothers, Paul and William; sisters, Mrs. Robert Small, all of Myers. Body at Francis T.Mogros Funeral Home and will be removed to the family home this afternoon where friends may call. Funeral there Monday at 8 a.m. with Requiem High Mass at St. Anthony's Church at 9 a.m. Woodlawn National Cemetery. The Holy Name Society will meet at the family home Sunday at 8 p.m. for recitation of the Rosary."
BURK Charles H.
Age 80, of Roberts Hollow Road, Lowman, New York, died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following a lengthy illness. He was born September 24, 1926 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Norman and Minnie (Lyons) Burk. Charles attended area schools and was married to the late Eloise M. (Petoski) Burk who died February 16, 1997. He entered the United States Navy on October 18, 1943 and served in WWII, the Korean War and Vietnam War and was discharged from active duty on March 4, 1963. Charles remained in the Naval Reserves and was fully retired with 30 years of service on September 1, 1973. He was also retired from F.M. Howell & Company where he worked in the machine set-up department. Charles enjoyed having coffee everyday with his friends at the Lowman Post Office and at Ann's Pancakes. Survivors include his longtime neighbors the Donovan family, Joe and Anne, Joe, Jennifer; friends, Tammy Adams, Dan and Barb Adams, Marissa and Jacob Adams; a nephew, Charles Atwood of Yulee, FL; and canine friend, "Woodie". His wife, Eloise M. Burk; a sister, Geraldine Atwood, and brother, Gilbert Burk, predeceased him. Services will be private with Charles being laid to rest with full Military Honors next to his wife Eloise in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, New York. Memorials are directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905.
GORDON E. BURKE of Hilton Head SC, age 86, formerly of Elmira, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Gordon was born in Corning NY, April 29, 1928, a son of Margaret (McCarthy) and Leland Burke. He is predeceased by his wife Patricia Martin Burke, son Martin F. Burke and brother Leland Burke. Gordon is survived by his children, Cynthia M. Burke of Elmira, Jeffry M. Burke of Corning and his wife Sherry, David G. Burke of Middlesex NY, Kathy L. Burke of Elmira, Nancy B. Kaiser of Hilton Head and her husband James; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and William Johnson, Shelia Huber, all of Wilmington NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Gordon was a U S Army Korean War veteran. He was a graduate of Elmira College. Gordon was a Professional Engineer, working for Corning Inc for over 40 years. Gordon enjoyed sports and was a stand-out athlete in his younger days. An outdoorsman he loved hunting and fishing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, with military honors following. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/2014
BURNS - ESSEN, Loretta M.
Age 96 formerly of Schuyler Ave., Elmira, died Saturday April 12, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit were she had been a resident for several years. Loretta was born in Ossining NY, a daughter of John J. and Margaret Lynch Burns. She was predeceased by her husband Casimir Essen in 1955 and a son Francis M. Essen in 1969. Loretta is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Judith A. and Thomas Beecher of Pine City; son Richard E. Essen; grandchildren, Thomas (Sonya) Beecher Jr. of Richmond VA, Michelle Aber of Pine City; Michael (Jennifer) Essen of Dallas GA, Patrick Essen of Atlanta GA, Maureen Essen of Missoula MT; great grandchildren, Haley, Finnegan, Keagan, Karen and Madison; sister, Margaret Burns Cady of Elmira; several nieces, nephew and cousins. Loretta was a graduate of Cortland State University. She taught for 40 years in New York State with 35 of those years being in Elmira at Parley Coburn and Riverside schools. Loretta was a lifetime member of both the Retired Teachers Association of New York State and the Retired Teachers Association of the Elmira area. She was a longtime communicant of Ss. Peter & Paul Church which is now part of Blessed Sacrament Parish. In earlier years she was active at the church as a Eucharistic minister, was a member of the Parish Sunshine Committee and was an auxiliary member of the Legion of Mary. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, April 21, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Loretta's memory may be directed to either Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905 or Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/14/2008 - 4/19/2008.
BURTON –LORAINE A. TERRY, age 87 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Elmira, NY passed away on Monday April 27, 2015. She was born in Elmira, NY on November 24, 1927 the daughter of the late Lynn and Katherine H. Coolbaugh Burton. She had worked for the Mark Twain Hotel and Iszard's Department store. She was a member of the North Presbyterian Church. She loved making ceramics and other things. She was pre-deceased by her second husband John T. Terry on August 9, 1997 and by her brother Edward Grant. She is survived by her son, Gerald R. Harding of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY on Saturday May 2, 2015 at 11 AM. Loraine will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/2015
BUSH Ronald John
Elmira Heights: Age 68, died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Saturday, December 14, 2013, with his family by his side. Ron was born in Geneva NY on October 21, 1945 a son of the late Donald J. and Bernice (Brown) Bush. In addition to his parents Ron is predeceased by his brother Gary Bush. Ron is survived by his loving wife of 39 years Nancy Keller Bush; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald J. and Laurie Bush, Elmira Heights with children Kieran, Brianna, Mikayla and Evan; daughter and son-in-law Stephanie A. and Todd Lindblad, Lowman NY with children Alexandria and "Peanut"; brothers and sisters-in-law, Rodney F. and Sallie Bush, Penn Yan, James D. and Leona "PeeWee" Bush, Geneva; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Ron was a U S Marine Corps veteran having proudly served in Vietnam. He was extremely active with the Veterans of Foreign Wars having served as VFW Post 6433 Commander (1975) in Waterloo NY, VFW Finger Lakes County Council Commander (1977), 8th District VFW Commander (1984), many Dept. of New York VFW Committee Appointments, State of New York VFW Commander (1999-2000), National VFW appointments (2000-2011), and VFW National Council of Administration Member (2011-2012). Ron was also a member of the Waterloo American Legion, Seneca Falls Elks Club, Marine Corps League and the NRA. He enjoyed camping, fishing and was an avid golfer. His greatest joy was time spent with his grandchildren. Ron had worked as a production manager with North American Philips in Seneca Falls for 32 years and then worked for another 15 years with Toshiba in Horseheads. Committal services with military honors will be held in the spring at Woodlawn National Cemetery. That date and time will be announced as it approaches. Donations in Ron's Memory may be directed to Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or the Infusion Clinic at the Buffalo VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Ave, Buffalo NY 14215. Star Gazette – December 18, 2013
BUTTERS Donald Age 82, of Elmira, died January 11, 2006. He is survived by wife, Frances Maynard; daughters, Bonnie (Donnie) Hammond, Erin, Shawn Arnold, Waverly; son, Jim (Liz) Maynard, Newport News, VA; grandchildren, James, Sabrina, Jeffrey, Raymond, Donna, John, Christopher, Alex and Hunter; brothers, Frank (Marion) Mitchell, E. Smithfield, PA, Howard (Julie) Butters, Elmira, William (Lois) Butters, Athens, PA, Gerald Butters, Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Donald was a veteran of the US Navy. Those wishing may make a donation to the Kidney Foundation in his memory (envelopes available at the funeral home). He was a self-employed carpenter and a member of the American Legion. The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Saturday, January 14, 2006, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. with funeral service immediately following at 2 p.m. Rev. Andrew Foster, officiating. Followed by Committal Prayers and Military Honors at Woodlawn National Cemetery where he will be interred.
BUTTERS - JOHNSON, Moonyeen L.
Age 72, of Southport NY, died June 18, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Born on September 10, 1936 to John Butters and Leona Allington Butters, in the town of Veteran, NY. Moonyeen was predeceased by her parents, her husband Cecil and her son Jack, three brothers and two sisters. She is survived by children, Cecil (Flo) Johnson II, Leona Johnson, Carol Johnson (Harold White), Steven Johnson and Joseph Johnson; two sisters, Roselee Reep and Dawn Kelley; one brother Danny (Penny) Butters, and one very special sister in-law, Sandy Johnson. Moonyeen has 10 grandchildren, Jonathan, Carrie, Moonyeen, Cinnamon, Asa, Cassie, Michael, Jack, Blaine, and Paige also 4 great grandchildren, Thaddeus, Mathew, Raqaya, and Rathwon. Moonyeen was a homemaker, who loved her children and always put them first. Her favorite thing to do was to spend time with her grandchildren. She was loved very much, and will be greatly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing or loving her. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, June 24, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., followed by graveside prayers at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/22/2009
BUTTON Dorothy M Sawyer
Age 88 of Horseheads, NY. She was born June 7, 1923 in Elmira, daughter of the late Roy and Anna M. (Granger) Button and died Monday, April 2, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Bud Sawyer in 1994 and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Jack and Judy Sawyer of Hector, NY, Richard Sawyer of Elmira Heights, Jerry and Tammy Sawyer of Elmira; daughter-in-law Barbara Sawyer of Elmira Heights; grandchildren JoBina (Richard Washam) Sawyer, Jason (Meredith) Sawyer and Andy (Morgan) Sawyer; great grandchildren Alexander Sawyer Washam, Brandon and Kady Sawyer; and brother and sister-in-law Dick and Vivian Button of Van Etten. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, April 5th from 4 to 6 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Friday, April 6th at 10 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – April 4, 2012
BUTTON – Leslie M. Button aged 55, for many years a resident of Sylvania, died at the home of his aunt, Mrs. Jennie Sherman, last Saturday, Sept. 16, 1950. His aunt, Mrs. Sherman, was his only close survivor but there are several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held in Soper & Vickery Funeral Home Tuesday at 1 p.m., Rev. Harry V. Peters, with burial in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira.
Richard G. "Dick" Age 62, of Erin, NY. He was born December 9, 1942 in Elmira, son of John F. and Mary L. (Spetaccino) Buzzetti and died Tuesday, October 25, 2005, at home after a 2 year battle with brain cancer. He was predeceased by his father John, and is survived by his wife of 40 years, Margaret "Peggy" (Nichols) Buzzetti; children, Richard (Shelley) Buzzetti of Erin, Robert Buzzetti of Tucson, AZ, Stacie (Bryant) Buzzetti-Angrove of Horseheads, Ryan (Erin) Buzzetti of Horseheads, Shannon (Bocky Kitchin) Buzzetti of Elmira Heights and Mike (Donna) Silvia of Elmira; grandchildren, Mackenzie, Kennedy, Bailey, Reese, Karlie, Alex, Kamryn, Rylie; and two expectant grandchildren; mother, Mary L. Buzzetti of Elmira; brothers, Robert (Mary Ann) Buzzetti of Orlando, FL, Chuck (Nancy) Buzzetti and Peter Buzzetti, both of Elmira along with many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends. Dick was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving aboard the USS Antares. He retired from a career in purchasing, from Expeditor to Director of Purchasing; was past treasurer of NPMA and a member of the American Legion Post 442, Horseheads. Dick and his brothers enjoyed their trips to the Corvette shows, a tradition he hoped will continue. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, October 27th, from 4 to 7 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. Rev. Robert Russell will officiate. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family. Dick's family is very thankful for all the prayers and offerings provided to them by family and friends. Special thanks to the doctors and nurses from the Elmira, Syracuse and Albany VA medical facilities for their excellent care and compassion. A special thanks to his "girl" Suzie who took such loving care of him. Those wishing may remember Dick through donations to the Breesport Volunteer Fire Department and Rescue, Breesport, NY 14816.