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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
Woodlawn National Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Obituaries

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Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

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Woodlawn National Cemetery Obituaries

 

CALDWELL Evelyn E. Smith  

Of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, April 23, 2011 at home with her family by her side. She was born on June 5, 1924 in Buffalo, NY to the late Sylvester and Ira (Marshall) Caldwell. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband, Bennie Smith, daughter, Christine Brown and sister, Marion Brodie. She is survived by her daughter, Lorraine "Tootsie" Morrow of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 46 great-grandchildren and many great-great grandchildren that she lived to see; brother, Edward Caldwell of Buffalo; sisters, Thelma Johnson of Jersey City, NJ and Catherine Reynolds of Buffalo, NY; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Evelyn "Nana" was not just a grandmother, she played a role to some of her grandchildren as their mother. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 27th from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 12 p.m. with Rev. Juhura Shazer officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – April 25, 2011

 

CALDWELL Eveyln E. Smith

The entire Morrow family would like to thank Rev. Jones and Minister Shazer for their services during our time of sorrow. Your soothing words brought comfort and hope to all in attendance, and you truely proformed a beautiful service. We would like to thank all that provided food, flowers, & cards during this difficult time. All was greatly appreciated. We would also like to thank the Elks Club for your time and the use of your establishment. May God bless you and keep you all!  Star Gazette – May 6, 2011

 

CAMPANELLI –MARY (CAMPANEILLI) ALTILIO.  Centurion Age 101, formerly of 823 Johnson Street Elmira, NY, died on April 14, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing, Elmira. Mary was born March 21, 1904, the daughter of the late Angelina (Spallone) and Anthony Campanelli, who immigrated to the United States from Italy in the early 1900's. Grandma 'Til', as she was commonly referred to by her grandchildren, was predeceased by her loving husband, Frank Altilio in 1957; her son, Joseph Altilio of Orlando, FL, in 1993; two brothers, Alfred Campanelli and Michael Campanelli both of Elmira. She is survived by daughters, Angelina Pariso, Pauline Rossi, and Antoinette (John) Pirozzolo of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Evelyn Altilio of Orlando, FL; sons, Francis Altilio (fiancée, Tammy Gray) of Pine City, NY, Gerald A. (Janiene) Altilio of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Rose Misuraca of Elmira Heights, NY, Grace Bowes of Orlando, FL. Mary is also survived by 25 grandchildren, 52 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. During the 1950's and 1960's, she was employed by Elmira Floral Products in Elmira Heights as a floral and rose trimmer. Mary's treasures in life were her family, friends and her church. She loved cooking and spent many years creating traditional Italian dishes including many homemade macaroni dishes. The grandchildren remember their grandmother as being a generous and loving person, always sharing her food and treasures with them. Mary was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church since it's founding in the early 20th century and an active participant of the Sacred Heart Ladies Society. She was also a member of the Marche Club that celebrates the Italian-American heritage in the Elmira community. Mary's family would like to express thanks and appreciation to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing for their kindness and endless caring for their mother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday, April 25, 2005, from 4 to 8 p.m. A time of remembrance will begin at Olthof's at 8:45 a.m. on Tuesday, April 26, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. in St. Anthony' s Church West Washington Avenue, Elmira, with the Reverend Walter L. Wainwright as the Celebrant. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing to remember Mary may do so through memorials to St. Joseph's Foundation c/o St. Joseph's Hospital, 555 East Market Street Elmira, NY 14901. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 24, 2005.

 

CAMPBELL  Louis R. Sr.

Devoted Father Age 53, of 636 State Route 13, Horseheads, NY  died unexpectedly Wednesday, August 2, 2000 at home. Louis was  born June 27, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Collin and Mildred (Crance)  Campbell. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and served his country  during the Vietnam Conflict with the US Army. He was an employee of Chemung County Buildings and Grounds Crew at Harris Hill. Survivors include his three  sons, Louis (Kelly) Campbell, Collin (Josand) Campbell all of Erin and Mark Campbell of Horseheads, a brother, Collin (Mable) Campbell of Elmira Heights,  three sisters, Phyllis (James) Clearwater of Erin, Mamie Wise and Bonnie   (Kenneth) Dyer all of Elmira, three grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and  cousins. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 PM Saturday, August 5, 2000 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM. Interment with full military honors will take  place 10 AM Monday, August 7, 2000 at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations are directed to the Diabetes Foundation envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

 

CAMPBELL, Lyle W.

Age 80, of Pine Valley, NY, died Monday, September 3, 2012, at home after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family. Lyle was born on March 13, 1932 in Charleston Township, PA, a son of the late Raymond and Susie Pope Campbell. While serving his country honorably during the Korean War he was awarded the Purple Heart with the US Marine Corps. Lyle was predeceased by grandson, Dustin Jay McNett; and brother, LeRoy Campbell. He is survived by his loving companion and best friend of 40-plus years, Elaine Whitehead; daughters, Barbara Kinsman of Horseheads, NY, Terri (Wes) McNett of Roaring Branch, PA, Judy (Cliff West) Smith and Vicki (John) Page; sons, Steven (Lynn) Campbell of Schwenksville, PA, Scott Campbell of Reeders, PA and Mitch (Sue) Campbell of Little Marsh, PA; brother, Dale (Christina) Campbell; sister, Mary Burfield; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. Lyle took great pride in the Marine Corps., loved nature and was an avid bowler. It was Lyle's wish that all services be held privately. He will be laid to rest at Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. The family respectfully requests that memorials be made in Lyle's name to Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or a charity of one's choice.  Star Gazette – September 5, 2012

 

CAMPBELL - BROWN, Maxine E.
Age 89, of Beaver Dams, died Thursday, Sept. 10, 2009, at Seneca View Nursing Facility in Montour Falls. She was born April 15, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Oscar and Josephine (Axtel) Campbell. She is survived by her husband, William L. Brown Sr.; children, Patricia (George) Besley of Beaver Dams, NY, Randy (Cheri) Brown of Horseheads, NY, Roxanne (Karl) Haischer of Odessa, NY, Terry (Sally) Brown of Horseheads, NY, John (Laurie) Brown of Festus, MO, William Brown Jr. of Montour Falls, NY; 25 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Audrey (Paul) Kurosky of Montrose, PA, June (Al) Dalrymple of Horseheads, NY. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Betty Jane; and sister, Ruth (Warren) Johnson. She was a member of Chemung County Posse Association and the Horseheads Grange. She was also a former Rodeo Queen of NYS, accomplished equestrian and trick rider. She also attended Horseheads First Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Sat., Sept. 12, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon. A celebration of her life will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 noon with her grandson, the Rev. Paul E. Simpson, officiating. Her interment service will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery beside her daughter, Betty Jane, on Mon., Sept. 14, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. the convenience of her family. Those wishing may also remember Maxine with memorials to Chemung County SPCA & Humane Society, 2435 St. Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

 

CANALI Lydia Spinelli

Elmira: died Tuesday, November 6, 2012. Lydia was born on December 26, 1932. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years Antonio L. Spinelli on July 13, 2012. Lydia is survived by her three children, Karen (Mark) Davidson, Mark (Pamela) Spinelli, Kathy (Dennis) Fleming; five grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Louis (Bernice) Canali, Jr. and Thomas (Jane) Canali; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be a Mass of Christian Burial for Lydia on Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Lydia with a donation to their local hospice.  Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – November 9, 2012

 

CANFIELD Frank C. Canfield

76, of Corning, NY, died Saturday, December 1, 2012, surrounded by his family at Corning Hospital.  He was born November 26, 1936, in Corning, NY, the son of Clifford and Edna (Bierwiler) Canfield. He married Helen (Eldred) Canfield who predeceased him on November 19, 1961.  Frank was a Veteran serving in the U.S. Army. He was a retired truck driver for the Town of Corning. He was a member of the VFW Post 524 and the Corning American Legion.  Frank is survived by his brothers, Floyd (Lenora) Canfield of Corning, NY and Fred (Alice) Canfield of Henderson, NV; nephews, Tim (Sylvia) Canfield of Big Flats, NY, Todd (Inma) Canfield of Baltimore, MD and James Canfield of NV; nieces, Candi Murray of CO, and Tammy (Alan) Austin of Corning, NY along with several grand nephews and nieces.  Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Donations can be made in Frank's name to the VFW Post 524 or the Corning American Legion.  Acly-Stover Funeral Home is handling arrangements.   Corning Leader – December 5, 2012

 

CANFIELD Jerry M. US Army Retired Age 59, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, March 26, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his father, Loren Canfield; children, Kelley (Steve) Berger of Allentown, PA, Chris Canfield of Elmira, Jeff Canfield of Horseheads; grandchildren, Jade Canfield, Dominic and Derek Knoll; sister, Lorie (Roger) Ellison; niece, Megan Ellison; nephew, Andrew Ellison; and aunt, Nelda Rumsey. His mother, Blanche Canfield; and brother, Ronald Canfield, predeceased Jerry. He was a retired United States Army Vietnam War Veteran with 20 years of military service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Thursday, March 31, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m., with funeral service at 8 p.m., immediately following the visitation. The Rev. David Ivy will officiate. Graveside services will be held Friday, April 1, 2005, in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at 1 p.m., with the Chemung County Veterans Honors Squad according full military honors.

CANFIELD Loren A. Jr. Age 81, of Elmira Heights, died unexpectedly Friday, March 3, 2006. He was predeceased by his wife, Blanche; as well as his sons, Ronald and Jerry. He is survived by his daughter, Lorie (Roger) Ellison of Parkersburg, WV; grandchildren, Kelley (Steven) Berger, Chris Canfield and Jeff Canfield, Megan and Andrew Ellison; great-grandchildren, Jade Canfield, Dominic and Derek Knoll; half-sister, Eleanor Krepps. Loren was a veteran of WWII serving in the US Army. He was a longtime employee with Bendix and as a Bus Driver with the Elmira Heights School Dist. He was also a common figure as the driver for the Mark Twain Junior Cadet Drum and Bugle Corps. Loren was active with local Little League Baseball and both Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was also a member of the Heights American Legion Post #154 for over 37 years and member of the Elmira Heights Fire Dept. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Mar. 6, 2006, from 1-3:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. and again on Tues. from 10-11:00 a.m. where his service will follow at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. David Ivy will officiate. Interment following in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira where Full Military Honors will be accorded.

CANNAVINO Harry E. Age 72 of Elmira NY, joined his family and friends with the Lord on Thursday, June 2, 2005 after an extended illness. Harry was the son of the late Harry Cannavino and Harriet Strange Malnoske. He is survived and dearly missed by his wife of nearly 52 years, Marjorie Davis Cannavino and sons, H. Anthony and Robert J. Also surviving are sisters, Delcine (James) Chimileski, Mary (Robert) Edger, Karen Wray, and Cathy (Donald) Gaylord; brothers, Michael (Margaret), Rodney (Roberta), and Robert (Sandy) Malnoske; special uncle Rodney Strange; several nieces and nephews. Harry was preceded in death by brother Thomas Malnoske and his beloved white German Shepherd, Max. Harry was a US Air Force veteran, honorably discharged in 1954. He was retired from Hardinge Inc. after 37 years of loyal service. During his years at Hardinge he enjoyed bowling with the company team, working company outings, playing and coaching for the Hardinge softball team. Harry was a giving man, always willing to lend a helping hand or ready with a joke. He was proud of the countless pints of blood donated to the Red Cross over the years. He was member and served on the board of the Catholic War Vets and was a member of the American Legion. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Wanlut Sts., on Monday, June 6, 2005 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 pm. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date. Donations in Harry's memory may be directed to the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St., Elmira NY 14901. The family would like to thank Dr. Navone and his staff along with the dedicated nursing staff on E2 at St. Joseph's Hospital for their loving care given to Harry.

CANTANDO John V. Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully surrounded by his loving family on Easter Sunday, April 16, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. John was born in Valfortore Macchia, Italy, son of the late John B. and Lucia (Bonsignore) Cantando. John served our country in the United States Army during WWII, later becoming an Elmira Police Officer serving his community for 35 years. John was proud of his time in the U.S. Army during WWII to provide the freedom in which we endure today. He served in the Southern Philippines and Western Pacific, receiving the WWII Victory Medal, Bronze Star Medal, American Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the Philippines Liberation Ribbon. He loved his Italian heritage and was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He will be missed by those that knew him. Survivors include daughters, Mary Catherine (Bruce) Solomkin and Lucy (Ron) Hoodak of Elmira; son, John J. (Ann) Cantando of Sayre, PA; Grandchildren, Zoe, Zak, Alexander, Elizabeth, Johnny and Anthony; brothers, Nicholas (Ann) Cantando, William (Elizabeth) Cantando, Robert Woods and Donald Hamilton; several nieces and nephews; brother-in-law, Rocco Caruso of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Anne Hockstaff, Philomena and Lorraine Cantando; John was predeceased by his loving wife, Flora on February 5, 2006 after 56 years of marriage, also his daughter, Teresa Marie Cantando; sisters, Rosemary Hamilton and Philomena Woods; brothers, Dominic and Anthony Cantando. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 20, 2006, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, April 21, 2006, at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Committal Service will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors.

CANTELLA - SPALLONE, Lillian A.
Age 86, of Elmira, formerly of Clearwater, FL, died at her home, with her family by her side, on Monday, January 5, 2009. Lillian was born June 27, 1922, the daughter of James T. and Amelia Solometo Cantella. She is predeceased by her sister Mary Theresa DeLawrence. Lillian is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Alfred F. Spallone, children, Joyce Trifoso Medovich, with husband James, of Elmira, James Spallone, with wife Joan, of The Villages, FL, Jacquelyn Sheesley, with husband John, of Spring Hill, FL; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Anne and Peter Trifoso of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Mary Frances and Richard Smith of Big Flats, Joseph and Renate Spallone of Elmira Heights; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Lillian's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2009

 

CAPPUCCI Cicora, Filomena Ann (nee: Cappucci)

Elmira: Age 90, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Filomena was born April 12, 1922 the daughter of the late Roger and Louise Cappucci. Filomena was also predeceased by her husband Joseph J. Cicora. They wed while Joe was serving in World War II and were married for 48 years. Surviving are her children: Mary Louise (John) Wilbur, Elmira, Rosemary (Gabriel) Durkac, Kittanning, PA, Phyllis Duffy, Canajoharie, NY, Joseph (Kathleen) Cicora, Chicago, IL, Roger (Katherine) Cicora, Smyrna, GA. In addition she leaves her grandchildren, Jessica (Mark) Commenator, Jeremy Sullivan, William (Ginger) Duffy, Joseph Cicora, John Cicora; great-grandson Kevin Riley Duffy; sister-in-law Carolyn Moffe, several nieces, nephews, cousins and devoted friends; all of whom she had great affection. Filomena was a life time member of the "Young Ladies Society" and the "Sacred Heart Society" of St. Anthony's Church. Filomena wished there be no calling hours; and will be buried at a private family service. A Memorial Mass, celebrating her life, will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira.

 

CAPPUCCI Filomena Ann Cicora (nee: Cappucci)

Elmira: Age 90, passed away on Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. A Memorial Mass, celebrating her life, will be held on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira.  Star Gazette – January 31, 2013

 

CARD Alan "Al"
Age 62 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday May 5, 2010. Alan was born on November 8, 1947 in Corning, NY the son of the late Clinton and Bernice Van Sile Card. Mr. Card was a Veteran of the Vietnam War serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was an Electrician for ABB Sumi Rail in Elmira Heights and also worked for Ingersoll-Rand and Hobart. He also was a Truck Driver for TRL for several years. Al was a lifetime member of the VFW and a member of the Big Flats American Legion. He volunteered for several years at the Bath VA. Everyone will remember Al for his famous one liners and always making everyone around him laugh. Alan enjoyed fishing and boating, NASCAR, golfing, hunting, playing and coaching softball and playing horseshoes. He was pre-deceased by several aunts and uncles. Al is survived by his loving wife Patricia Carlsen Card; son: Todd A. Card of Corning, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Tammi and Terry Carl of Corning, NY; step children: Rodney Facteau and Kelly Spink of Camden, NY; Teresa Facteau and Brian Miele of Elmira Heights, NY; 7 grandchildren; 5 step grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law and sister: Duane and Linda Card of Breesport, NY; Roderick and Shirley Card of Morristown, AZ; Gloria Condon of Horseheads, NY; Randall and Patti Card of Avoca, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Beverly and Percy Skinner of Camden, NY; Olivia Cotterell and Steve Rapp of Canandaigua, NY; 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 Friday May 7, 2010 from 4-7 PM. Alan's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 PM. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Card. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Al through donations to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830; Disabled American Veterans P.O. Box 14301 Cincinnati, Ohio 45250-0301 Attention: Gift Processing; Donate Life America 700 N. Fourth Street Richmond, VA 23219. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 6, 2010

 

CARD Duane C.

Age 69 of Van Etten and formerly a longtime resident of Corning, died after an illness on Sunday December 30, 2012 at home. He was born in Corning, NY on May 27, 1943 to Clinton and Bernice (VanSile) Card. He is survived by his wife, Linda (Blencowe) Card; daughters, Cheryl (Mark) Higgins of Douglasville, PA, Michelle Card of Corning, NY, Denise (Lynn) Furman also of Corning, NY, Shannon (John) Collins of Odessa, NY, Melissa (Gary) Pyhtila also of Odessa, NY, Joleen Monington of Cooperstown, NY; grandchildren, Kyle, Nolan, Aaron, Kaylee, Isabella, Ashley, Johnathon, Nathan, Amanda, Zachary, Emma, Hailey and Colton; great grandchild, Liam; siblings, Rod (Shirley) Card, Gloria Congdon, Randall (Patty) Card. He was also predeceased by his brother, Alan Card. Duane was a veteran of the US Army, member and past commander of the Corning VFW #524 and Big Flats American Legion. He was formerly employed at Howard Delivery and also a driver and member of the Teamster Union in Hagerstown, MD. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St Horseheads on Friday January 4, 2012 from 4-5:00 p.m. His service will follow there at the funeral home at 5:00 p.m. Burial with honors in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember him with memorials to CareFirst 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning NY 14830 or American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave. Suite 2 Elmira, NY, 14901.   Star Gazette – January 1, 2013

 

CARDINALE Pasquale "Bosco"
Age 78, of Pine City, NY. He was born January 17, 1931 in Elmira, son of the late Ubaldo and Yolanda (Bocanelli) Cardinale and died early Thanksgiving morning. We are all thankful for the many great years we had with him. He was a caring husband, father and especially a very loving "Pee-pop" to all his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife of forty years, Carol; children Tony (Gloria) Cardinale of MI, Pam Woolman, Jeff (Sue) Cardinale, P.J. (Jodi) Cardinale and Joe (Billie) Cardinale; brother Maurice Gary (Shirley) Cardinale; sister Anna (Don) Drake. His pride and joy were his grandchildren Jacob, Caleb, Mason, Dominic, Mario, Chloe and Chad Cardinale, Gina and Nick Woolman, Todd (Stephanie) Seeley and Joseph Cardinale of MI. He also had three great grand-daughters, Madison, Regan and Mykala. Bosco was retired from the Painter's Local 178 and was a Veteran of the Korean War. He loved sitting on his porch feeding the birds and chipmunks and tended to his yearly tomato plants. He also loved playing cards with his grandchildren and Sunday afternoon football. He will be greatly missed and loved by us all. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his Graveside Service, with Military Honors, on Monday, November 30, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 28 to November 29, 2009

 

CARDWELL Anne M. Randall

age 84, of Pelton Place, Gillett, Pa., died at Ashton Health Services on Monday, Jan. 21, 2013. Anne was born on July 25, 1928 in New Hampshire, the daughter of the late Lewis and Helen (Hurd) Cardwell. Anne was a Nurse's Aide at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and also operated her own Personal Care Home for many years. She was a member of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church and the Republican Women.  Survivors include two sisters-in-law Barbara Cardwell of Lancaster, N.Y. and Joan Cardwell of Massachusetts; dear friend and caregiver Joann Burr of Gillett, Pa. and many friends. She was predeceased by her parents, husband Victor Randall on May 10, 2008 and a son Matthew Randall in 1972.  Family and friends are invited to call from noon to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at the Bentley Creek Baptist Church, 13545 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, Pa. Anne's funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 p.m. with Reverend James Ellis officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. Memorials in Anne's name may be made to the Bentley Creek Baptist Church Building Fund, 13545 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home Inc. 279 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y.   Towanda Daily Review – January 23, 2013

 

CARTER Clarence E. "Nick" A resident of Bentley Creek, PA. since 1994 and formerly of Elmira and Oneonta, NY, died on Sunday March 18, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital at the age of 78. Born March 14, 1929 in Watkins Glen, NY the only son of the late Clarence E. Sr. & Della Lattin Carter. Nick graduated from high school in Tunkhannock, PA in 1947 and served first in the Air Force and then in the Navy where he was a quartermaster aboard the U.S.S. Waccamaw. Nick co-founded Totem Taxi and worked as driver and dispatcher for decades. During the Agnes Flood in 1972 he drove one of Totems mini-buses to evacuate residents from Elmira's Southside and was the last civilian to drive across the old Walnut St. bridge. Nick was also a Private Investigator and in his senior years authored and published detective novels and short stories. Surviving are his children Cheryl (Michael Lipari) Carter-Lipari, Oneonta, NY; Ricky Carter Sr., Bentley Creek, Pa.; Stephen (Sheila) Carter, Gillett, PA. step-children, Gary (Lori) Hawk, KY; Lee Hawk, TN; Bonnie (Jim) Reese, MO; Raymond (Kay) Hawk, TN; eight grandchildren; Ricky Jr, Crystal, Raymond, Ryan, Randy, Nicole, Kristen and Amanda Carter; twelve step-grandchildren, and four great- grandchildren; three sisters, Arlene Warters, Johnson City, NY; Bernadine "Binky" (Alfred) Smith, FL; Diane (Bill) Finke, Ca; and many dear friends including everyone at "Cafe-Blue". Nick was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Deats Carter whom he married in 1954 and after years apart remarried in 1994 and his second wife Florence to whom he was married from 1966 until her untimely death in 1977. Graveside services will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors accorded Mr. Carter at his families convenience.

CLARENCE E. ‘NICK’ CARTER, 78 a resident of Bentley Creek, PA since 1994 and formerly of Elmira and Oneonta, NY died March 18, 2007 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born March 14, 1929 in Watkins Glen, NY he was the only son of the late Clarence E. Sr. and Della Lattin Carter.  He graduated from high school in Tunkhannock, PA in 1947, served first in the Air Force then in the Navy, where he was quartermaster aboard USS Waccamaw.  Mr. Carter founded Totem Taxi and worked as driver and dispatcher for decades.  During the Agnes Flood in 1972 he drove one of Totem’s mini buses to evacuate residents from Elmira’s Southside and was the last civilian to drive across the old Walnut St. bridge.  He was also a private investigator and in his senior years authored and published detective novels and short stories.  Surviving are his children, Cheryl (Michael Lipari) Carter-Lipari, Oneonta, NY; Ricky Carter Sr., Bentley Creek and Stephen (Sheila) Carter, Gillett; stepchildren, Gary (Lori) Hawk, Kentucky, Lee Hawk, Tennessee, Bonnie (Jim) Reese, Missouri and Raymond (Kay) Hawk, Tennessee; eight grandchildren, Ricky Jr., Crystal, Raymond, Ryan, Randy, Nicole, Kristen and Amanda Carter; 12 step-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sisters, Arlene Warters, Johnson City, NY; Bernadine “Binky” (Alfred) Smith, Florida and Diane (Bill) Finke, California; many dear friends including everyone at “Café-Blue.”  He was predeceased by his first wife, Dorothy Deats Carter, whom he married in 1954 and after years apart remarried in 1994 and his second wife, Florence whom he was married from 1966 until her untimely death in 1977.  Graveside service will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors accorded Mr. Carter at his family’s convenience.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

CARMODY - SHAYS
Irma C. Retired Southside High School Teacher Age 90 formerly of Elmira, NY and Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday May 2, 2001 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. Irma was born June 13, 1910 in Lockport , NY the daughter of the late Neal and Katherine Moran Carmody. She was a graduate of Buffalo State Teachers College and was a Home Economics Teacher at Southside High School in Elmira, NY for over 30 years prior to her retirement. Irma was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and a member of the Retired Teachers Association. Irma was pre-deceased by her husband, C. Stanton Shays, who died on May 17, 1965. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Carol & Bernard T. Wojnarek Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Jean Shays DeSocio of Boardman, Ohio, and Rita & Michael Bale of Spring, Texas; son: James Shays of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Cara Wojnarek, Christopher Wojnarek, Jennifer DeSocio Kovacs & David Kovacs, Peter & Bridget De Socio, Joel DeSocio, Colleen Bale, Heather Bale, and Kevin Bale; brother and sister-in-law: Joseph & Esther Elizabeth Carmody of Kenmore, NY; several nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Thursday May 3, 2001 from 6-9 PM . A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday May 4, 2001 at 12 Noon followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 1 PM at St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Thomas W. Burr will be the Celebrant of Irma's Funeral Mass. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Irma through memorials to The Chemung County Nursing Facility Activities Fund 103 Washington St. Elmira, NY 14901 or Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity 790 Ridge Road Lackawanna, NY 14218.

CARPENTER HELEN WEYBURN
Helen Carpenter Age 94, of Appleridge at Bethany Village in Horseheads, NY, died June 18, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Helen was born July 29, 1911 in DeKalb, IL, daughter of John Manning and Edith Wilcox Carpenter. She was a graduate of the Southside High School, Class of 1931, the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital School of Nursing in 1938, and received her B.S. Degree in Nursing from DePaul University, Chicago, IL, in 1957. Helen retired from the Illinois State Department of Mental Health in Elgin, IL, in June of 1973, where she had held the position of Nursing Administrator. She then moved to Cherokee Village, AK, where she resided for 21 years. Helen returned to Elmira in May of 1994 following an absence of 54 years. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira. Surviving Helen are a niece, Helen Petoski of Florida; and a nephew, Thad Carpenter of Sun City, AZ; and several great-nieces and nephews. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Robert H. Weyburn, March 19, 1989. Friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Monday, June 26, 2006, at Appleridge at 10:30 a.m. with the Rev. Lee Love officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery.

 

CARPENTER Lewis S. Carpenter

Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Monday, January 10, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Lewis was the son of the late Luther M. Carpenter and Louise (Pfeifer) Carpenter Goodwin and was also raised by his late grandparents. Louis and Karoline Pfeifer. He is survived by his devoted wife, Elizabeth (Bette) (Pastusic) Carpenter; son, Luther "Scott" Carpenter; daughters, Karen (Mark) Bureau, Lori (Doug) Glidden and Sandra (Dennis) Bergin; grandchildren, Ross and Afton Trollinger, Alisa and Danielle Ciarlo and Brenden and Andrew Bergin; great-grandchildren, Caden and Gavin Egan. Lewis was a lifelong resident of Elmira and retired from Bendix. He was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII in the Pacific. It was Lewis's wish that all services be held privately. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made in Lewis's memory to the American Cancer Society . The family wishes to express their deep appreciation to the nurses and staff at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – January 12, 2011

 

CARPENTER Marian D. "Babe" (Carpenter) French 

Age 91 of Elmira, born April 3, 1921 in Elmira to the late Nellie Mae & Zenus Carpenter, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Pre-deceased by husband, Otis of 54 years, in 1997; sisters, Anna Duffy, Margaret Woodard, Frances McConnell; brother, Norman Carpenter. Survived by daughters, Patricia (William) Davis, Elmira, Sharon (Dennis) Godwin, Elmira, Candace (Lee Abernathy) Quattrini, Elmira, Judy (Thomas) Kiemeyer, Indianapolis, IN; son, Randy (Cindy) French, Elmira; grandchildren, Dina (David) Watts, Danelle (Lindsay) Hakes, Richard Knapp, Jacqueline Godwin, Michael Godwin, Peter (McKenna) Godwin, Laureen Quattrini, Robert Quattrini Jr., Kyle Seeley, Heather (Todd) Blish, Cory (Karen) French; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces, and nephews. Marian devoted her life to being a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother. She made family and home her top priorities. Marian was very artistic and loved spending time with her husband creating lovely things to share with her friends and family. She died peacefully at CCNF where she received several years of loving care. The family thanks all her caregivers. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, November 20th from 4 to 7 p.m. Her Funeral Service there Wednesday, November 21st at 10 a.m. Rev. Mike Weeden, of New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.    Star Gazette – November 18, 2012

 

CARROLL HELEN ROGERS
Helen Carroll Age 88, of Elmira NY, died Saturday, August 26, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Helen was a daughter of the late Edward P. and Helen (Sheehan) Carroll. She was preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Stanley "Packy" Rogers in 1998; sisters, Mary Elizabeth Kinney and Margaret Wojtyna; brother Edward "Bud" Carroll; son-in-law Robert Arnold; and granddaughter Karen Monica Arnold. Helen is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carroll R. and William Stamp, daughter Mary Patricia Arnold, all of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, James F. and Terry Rogers of Lewis Center, OH; son R. Brian Rogers of Elmira with Linn Redder; sister and brother-in-law, Ann and Romeo Moffe of Elmira; grandchildren, William (Pauline) Stamp, Jr. of Oneonta, NY, Theodore (Angelique) Stamp of St. Petersburg, FL, Christine (John) Burge of Elmira, Scott (Jodi) Stamp of Hilton Head, SC, Mary Kathryn (Rich) Micelotta of Elmira, Dianne Arnold of Charlotte, NC with fiancé Luis Hernandez, Lynn Marie Rogers of Columbus, OH, David James Rogers of Dublin, OH, Greggory Rogers of Buffalo, NY, Megan Rogers and Molly Rogers, both of Elmira; along with 12 great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. Helen was an avid golfer, playing this past week, and still walking the course until last summer. She was an expert seamstress and quilter and also enjoyed cooking. Helen was a life long communicant of St. Patrick's Church. The loving matriarch of her family, Helen will be missed. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, August 30, 2006 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Helen's memory may be directed to the Children's Miracle Network, c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905.   Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/28/06

CARUSO - CANTANDO
Flora (Phil) Age 82 of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Sunday, February 5, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Flora was born on June 14, 1923 in Geneva, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Mary (Romeo) Caruso. Flora is survived by her loving and devoted husband, John V. of 56 years; daughters, Mary Catherine (Bruce) Solomkin and Lucy (Ron) Hoodak of Elmira; son, John J. (Ann) Cantando of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Zoe, Zak, Alexander, Elizabeth, Johnny and Anthony; sister, Anne Hockstaff; brothers, Rocco Caruso of Horseheads, NY, and Angelo (Vera) Caruso of CA; brothers-in-laws, Nicholas (Ann) Cantando, William (Elizabeth) Cantando, Robert Woods and Donald Hamilton; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, February 7, 2006 from 3 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, February 8, 2006 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony's Church with Rev. Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers contributions in Flora's memory can be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at P.O. Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38173.

CASTLE –VIOLET C. JANKOWSKI, “Vi”, age 77, of Elmira, NY, died
on Friday, February 11, 2005.  She was born in Boone, NC, in 1928, the daughter of the late Millard and Zora (Moretz) Castle.  She was the eleventh child of sixteen children.  Her parents moved to Canton when Violet was three years old.  After graduating high school and life on the family farm, she moved to Elmira, where she held several jobs until she married the love of her life, the late Thomas Jankowski, and began her career as a stay-at-home mother.  Later in life she returned to the job market and managed the key department at Sears.  Violet loved her homegrown flowers, fruit, and "Veggies” and loved to pick berries and apples with her sisters.  She had a passion for antiques and a gift for finding garage sale treasures.  She was a fierce competitor at cards, and especially loved playing “pounce” or shang-hi rummy with family and friends.  Violet was known for her beautiful penmanship and for her pies and spaghetti, which were beyond compare.  Along with her parents and husband, Vi was predeceased by her granddaughter, Wendy Marie Jankowski; grandson, Patrick Silvers; four brothers; Ben, Robert, Arnold and Jim Castle; two sisters, Edith Cole and Shirley Metzger.  She will be sorely missed by her surviving children: Ted (Fran) Jankowski of Erin, NY; Ken (Donna) Jankowski of Clearwater, FL; Cindy (Jim) Stover of Sedro-Wooley, WA; Charlie (Mary) Jankowski of Louisville, KY; and Jake (Nancy) Jankowski of Chemung, NY.  Surviving siblings are: Millard Jr., Alfred and Frank Castle; Lola Stanbery, Lela (Jasper) Smith, Eva (John) Goyus, Ruby Conley, Mabel Avery, and Edna (Bob) Groover.  She also is survived by in-laws: Joseph Jankowski, Josephine Colburn and Joyce Jankowski; along with special friends Ann Evans, Ellen Gerow, and Wanda Harot; also many special nieces, nephews and eight grandchildren.  The funeral service was held Tuesday, February 15 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

CATRON   Russell A. Age 84, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Saturday, March 11, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on May 16, 1921 in Homer, NY to the late William and Jessie (Hartman) Catron. Russell was predeceased by his wife Marion Catron in 2002. Survivors include his sons, Roger Catron of Elmira Heights and Kenneth Catron of GA; daughter, Nancy Bednarek of GA; brother, Charles Catron of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Jamie Bednarek, Brian, Jessica, Jennifer and Thomas Catron; great-grandchildren, Nathan Barden, Jesus and Moses Catron; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Emma Gorton of Elmira; his extended family, Dorothy, Nick, Diana, Tony, Maddy, Kayla, Joe, Mel and Sharon; along with several nieces and nephews. Russell was a veteran of the US Army. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 16th, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m., with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors.

CAYWOOD - RICE
Mary Kathryn died at her Elmira Heights apartment that she so lovingly cared for on Sunday morning, February 18, 2007 at the age of 82 with her loving family by her side. Born in Millport, NY on March 9, 1924, Mary was the daughter of Hazel MacDougal Caywood. She was married to John R. Rice in 1945 and he predeceased her in 1950. Mary was a homemaker, devoted mother, grandmother, great grandmother and close friend to many. Very social, she enjoyed round and square dancing, bingo, and bowling. Mary was a good friend to many of her neighbors at the Villa Serene where she resided. Surviving her are her loving daughters and son-in-law, Rosalie & Mark Polovick, Elmira; and Connie Weale, Elsegundo, CA; sisters-in-law Montene Caywood, Wellsburg, NY; Betty Morgan, Millport, NY; four grandchildren Robbie (Anne) Polovick, Chad Polovick, Hope Buell and Tammy Grosch; seven great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to her mother and husband, Mary was predeceased by her son, James Rice; a sister, Joyce Fielder; three brothers, James Caywood; Harold Morgan and Arthur Caywood. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, February 22, 2007 between the hours of 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place privately at the families convenience with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Mary will be buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery beside her husband, John Richard Rice following her funeral services. Mary's family would like to extend their appreciation to the physicians, health care professionals, Southern Tier Hospice and the many friends who have made her final days so comfortable and memorable. May God truly bless each of you.

CECCE - HOWE Angeline Marie (Cecce)
Age 74, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 18, 1932 in Elmira, daughter of the late Albert and Angeline (Dandrea) Cecce, and died Sunday, April 15, 2007, at home after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband, William J. Howe, Sr. on January 27, 2002; and is survived by her children, Mary and James Patterson of Mt. Olive, NC, Barbara and Eric Sturm of Goldsboro, NC, William, Jr. and LouAnn Howe of Pine City, Michael and Debra Howe of Elmira, Joseph and Dawn Howe of Pine Valley, Debra and Steven VanZile of Elmira, Dominic and Deborah Howe of Horseheads, and Jean Ann and Timothy Wolfe of Wellsburg; 28 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren; brothers and sister, Albert (Georgia) Cecce, Jr. of Elmira, Sue Ann (Joseph) Wildrick of Hunington Beach, CA, Louis (Bonnie) Cecce of S. Waverly, PA, Larry Cecce of FL, and Marshall (Kaye) Cecce of FL; brothers-in-law, John Howe and Arthur Howe, Jr., both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Anna Marie Tongate and Julia Butters, both of Elmira. Angie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, an avid bingo player, and in earlier years enjoyed bowling. It was Angie's request that there be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service on Wednesday, April 18th, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira, Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Angie through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

CECCHINI Joseph Leo
Born February 4, 1920 in Elmira, the son of the late Aldo and Mary (Martine) Cecchini, died Monday, November 10, 2008, in St. Joseph's Hospital, at the age of 88. He was predeceased by his parents; wife, Phyllis Cook Cecchini; second wife, Mary Cicconi Cecchini; stepdaughter, Margaret Eagleson Hoy; sister and brother-in-law, Anna and George Fleming; and brother-in-law, William Davis. He is survived by his sons, Thomas J. (Nora) Cecchini of Flint, MI; William A. (Sue) Cecchini of Elmira, NY; stepson, Thomas (Marsha) Eagleson of Elmira, NY; stepson-in-law, Hugh Hoy of Sarasota, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joseph (Stefanie) Cecchini and Janice Cecchini of Flint, MI; William A. (Amy) Cecchini of Fayetteville, NC; Kari Cecchini (Chris) Higgins of Bethlehem, PA; David Cecchini (fiancé, Teresa McLaughlin) of Corning, NY; Phyllis Cecchini (fiancée, Gordon Small) of Charleston, SC; step-grandchildren, Marilyn (Mike) Lepak and MaryBeth MacIntyre of Elmira, NY; Andrea Eagleson of Charlotte, NC; Traci Eagleson of Horseheads, NY; four precious great-grandchildren, Emily, Sam, Isabella, and Matteo Cecchini; sisters, Rose M. Davis and Catherine (Duane) Padgett of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Joe graduated from Southside High School in 1938 and was a lifelong resident of Elmira. Along with his father, Joe owned and operated AlJo Food Market, a neighborhood meat and grocery store and, up until a couple of years ago, enjoyed a labor of love as a meat cutter for Shepherd's Food Market. He was a proud member of the US Army and served his country during WWII. He was a longtime devoted fan of the New York Yankees and attended many games in NYC in the days of Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle. Joe's greatest passion, however, was the Boy Scouts of America. For years he served in leadership capacities that touched the lives of many young scouts, who, still today, speak of his influence in their lives. Joe's name remains on the Eagle Scout Board of Review. His dedication and hard work earned him Scouting's highest adult award, "The Silver Beaver." Joe also found great solace at his Seneca Lake Cottage where he enjoyed fishing and appreciated the friendship of those around him. Joe will be dearly missed by his many friends and loving family. He was a member of the following organizations: Elmira Elks, American Legion Elmira Heights, the I.A.V. and was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, November 13, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., and Friday, November 14th from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held there on Saturday, November 15th at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate Joe's Mass. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Cecchini full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America, 244 West Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901.   Attention: Members of the Italian American Veterans Association will meet at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Thursday, November 13th at 7 p.m. for a Prayer Service for our deceased comrade, Joseph L. Cecchini. Signed, E. Jaskolka, Commander.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/13/2008

 

CECCHINI Rose Mary Davis

A lifelong resident of Elmira passed away, Wed. July 3, 2013 at Bethany Manor following declining health at the age of 91.  Born on May 19, 1922 in Elmira, Rose was the daughter of the late, Aldo & Mary Martine Cecchini. She married the love of her life, William "Bill" Davis on Nov. 4, 1944 and he predeceased her on Nov. 29, 2000. Rose was employed for many years by Chemung County Cooperative Extension as a bookkeeper. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Her many interests included playing cards, active on many bowling leagues, and precious time with her family.  Surviving is her loving daughter, Mary Ann (Edward) Cleary, Elmira; grandchildren, Megan (Tom Salter) Cleary, Rochester; Matthew Cleary, Elmira; Molly (John) Brennan, Rochester; sister, Catherine (Duane) Padgett, Elmira; several nieces, nephews, and family friends.  In addition to her parents and husband, Rose was predeceased by her sister, Anna Fleming with husband, George; brother, Joseph Cecchini with and wives, Phyllis and Mary.  Family and friends will be received at St. Mary's Church on Fri. July 5, 2013 from 12 noon - 1 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 1 p.m. Burial at the family's convenience in Woodlawn National Cemetery where she will rest bedside her beloved Bill.  Star Gazette – July 4, 2013

 

CECIL - HICKS
Virginia L. Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died January 4, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital with her family at her side. She was born in Greensboro, NC on June 6, 1919, to the late Claudius M. and Mamie (Bouldin) Cecil. She was also predeceased by her brothers, William, Roy and James Cecil. Her husband, James R. Hicks, predeceased her on April 8, 1991. Virginia is survived by her children, Colleen, who was her caregiver for the past 10 years, her sons, James R. (Linda) Hicks of Lowman, NY, and Patrick (Ellen) Hicks of Elmira; grandson, Jonathan (Korey) Hicks of TX; granddaughter, Christina (Ken) Pulleyn of Horseheads, NY; great-grandson, Jackson Jonathan Hicks of TX; great-granddaughters, Olivia L. Hicks of TX, Kelsey, April and Caitlyn Pulleyn of Horseheads; her brother, C.M. Cecil "Jack" (Margaret) of NC; sister, Betty Ray (Aiden) of CA; several nieces and nephews. She was a gift from God, a great wife, mother, sister and friend, and we return the gift back to you. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, January 7, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral will be at Olthof's on Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Reverend Anne Mowery officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to North Chemung Methodist Church, 677 Breesport-N. Chemung Rd., Lowman, NY 14861.

CENTOBENE - TACKA, Adeline R. (Centobene)
Age 83, of 358 Hoffman St., Elmira, NY. She was born May 7, 1924 in Altoona, PA, daughter of the late Joseph and Libretta (DiVicoli) Centobene, and died Wednesday, April 23, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Chester in 1986; and is survived by her children and their spouses, Joseph and Maureen Callnan Tacka of Portland, ME, Michael Tacka of Elmira, Patricia and Donald Burrows of Portland, ME, Daniel Tacka of Elmira, Nancy and Michael Barlow of Churchville, VA, and Kevin Tacka of Portland, ME; niece, Gloria Mosher of Alpine, NY; four grandchildren. Adeline was a longtime employee of Moretti's Restaurant. It was her request that there be no services or flowers. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2008.

CERIO Mathew F.
Of Horseheads, NY died at the age of 91 on Monday March 17, 2008 at The Bath VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. Mr. Cerio was born September 17, 1916 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Joseph and Angelina Cerio. Mathew is survived by his wife Elvira; sons and daughter-in-law: John J. & Linda Cerio and Gary Cerio all of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Grace & George Medwick of Kennett Square, PA; four grandchildren, four great grandchildren, sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins. Mathew was a Sergeant in The U.S. Army in WWII and a retired Correction Officer at The Elmira Reformatory. Private Funeral Services and Interment will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Monday March 24, 2008 where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Cerio. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.

CHAFFEE   Robert B. Age 84, of Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday morning, January 8, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bob was born November 17, 1921 in Leraysville, PA, the son of the late Harold L. and Inez Buttles Chaffee. He served the United States Army Air Corps during WWII, and retired with 25 years of service with the NYS Police in Albany, NY, and was a member of the Association of Former State Troopers Southern Tier Chapter. Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 45 years, Alene M. Beardslee Chaffee; children, Colin B. (Julia) Chaffee of Burke, VA, Kevin P. (Marcia) Chaffee of Palmdale, CA, Melanie B. Chaffee of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Sarah, Marissa and Robert. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Gravesite Committal Service at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, January 12, 2006, at 2 p.m., with full Military Honors. His ashes will be placed in the Columbarium Wall of Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Bob may do so through memorials to the Former Troopers Helping Hands, PO Box 105, Lancaster, NY 14086-0105.

CHAMPLUVIER  Elston, A., Sr. "Champ" Age 82, formerly of Laceyville, PA, died Friday, September 9, 2005, at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Elston was born November 29, 1922 in Laceyville, PA, son of the late Ernest and Viola (States) Champluvier. Elston served in the United States Army during WWII. He was a self-employed truck driver, and in later years owned and operated Al's Tree Service in Elmira. Surviving are sons, Elston Paul (Dana) Champluvier of Towanda, PA, Robert (Roseanne) Champluvier of Athens. PA, Elston A. Champluvier Jr. of Elmira and George (JoAnn) Champluvier of Elmira; daughters, Calista Champluvier of Sweet Valley, PA, Betty (Ronald) Faulkner of Elmira Heights, Linda (Michael) Zuke of Elmira Heights, Patricia Champluvier of Elmira Heights, LuAnn (John) Bentley of Elmira Heights and Maxine Dickerson of Elmira; 32 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Betty Stewart of Horseheads; numerous nieces and nephews and friends; a special lifelong friend, Vergil Murray of Corning, NY. Elston was predeceased by his wife, Joan H. Champluvier on Nov. 14, 1995; and a sister, Bernetta. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 14, 2005 from 12pm to 1pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral will follow there at 1pm. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, with full Military Honors

 

CHARRON Cornelius J. "Neil"

Age 84,  died peacefully Monday, September 19th after a brief illness. Born May 1st, 1927, in Elmira, NY, to the late Leo J. Charron and Mary Beatrice (Shannon), Neil first saw his soon to be bride to be, Marlene E. Peterson as she strolled past his Mother's home on Washington and John Street way back in 1951. He gave a whistle from the front porch and she took notice! It didn't take long before they were betrothed almost 60 years ago. Married on August 2nd, 1952, at St. Peter's and Paul's in Elmira, Neil was whisked away shortly afterwards to serve in the Army at Fort George Mease, Maryland, as a Radio and Telephone operator during the Korean Conflict. Neil leaves behind his loving wife, Marlene, short of their 60th anniversary, two children, Ronald J. Charron of Horseheads, and Christine (David) Cooper of Elmira. Neil has two Grandchildren, Arielle Hartsock, currently of Gainesville, FL, and Stephanie Cooper of Elmira, as well as Elijah Cooper, Elmira, and Justin Cooper of Horseheads, and several nieces and nephews. Neil is not only predeceased by his parents, but by two sisters, Mary Charron, of Elmira, and Irene Charron of Florida. He is survived by his brothers, Allen (Molly) Charron of Syracuse, NY, Robert (Jean) of Elmira, sisters, JoAnn Drivers, St. Petersburg, FL, Patricia O'Dell and Eleanor Snyder, both of Elmira. Neil retired after 40 years with Corning Glass Works as an electric truck operator during his early years and studied to receive his certified license as a heavy equipment operator. Neil was a past member of the American Legion, Post 154 in Elmira Heights, as well as a past member of the Loyal Order of the Moose, Post 154. He enjoyed his precious time with his family and grandchildren. One of the family's cherished memories was during the Flood of '72 when Neil was caught miles apart from his wife and children by the flood waters. He would not accept the orders to stay put in Corning, and spent hours heroically traversing the back roads and countryside in his Volkswagen Beatle determined to see his family safe in his flood ravaged neighborhood in Elmira. In more recent years, he could be seen tooling around Elmira in his favorite classic black Chevy El Camino that he very reluctantly gave up as his age progressed. In his younger years, Neil enjoyed Scuba diving with friend Gordy Donaldson and many, many years of bowling. Friends and Family are invited to bring their remembrances and stories to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, September 24th from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. The Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will also accord Mr. Charron with Military Honors at 4:00 PM. Internment will take place on Monday, September 26th, at 10:00 AM in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1826 Davis Street. Those wishing to honor Neil's memory may do so with a gift to the Chemung County Nursing Facility's Resident Memorial Fund, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901.  Star Gazette – September 21, 2011

 

CHARRON Robert L., Sr.

Age 81, of Elmira, NY, went to be with his Lord on June 4, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Robert was born on July 8, 1931 in Elmira, son of the late Leo and Beatrice (Shannon) Charron. Robert served our country in the US Army in the 82nd Airborne in the Korean War. He retired from Kennedy Value after many years of service. Robert is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marilyn "Jean"; daughters, Laurie (Ronald) Stermer of Elmira and Brenda (former son-in-law, Patrick) Ribble of Elmira; son, Robert Jr. of Elmira; grandchildren, Andrea, Angela, William Jr., Matthew, Heather and Ron "J.R."; 16 great-grandchildren; brother, Alan (Molly) Charron of Liverpool, NY; sisters, Eleanor Snyder of Elmira, Joan Ann Driver of FL and Jeanne (Kenneth) Richardson of CA; former son-in-law, William Faucett Sr.; many nieces and nephews. Robert was predeceased by his sisters, Patricia O'Dell, Irene Castillo and Mary Charron; brother, Cornelius Charron. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, June 9, 2013, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m. with Father John Desocio officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family with full Military Honors.   Star Gazette – June 6, 2013

 

Victor E. CHAVELIER, 83, of Columbia Cross Roads, PA died Monday, October 30, 1995 at his home.  Victor was the First Chef at Pierce’s Restaurant in Elmira Heights, NY and retired as an executive chef (CEC) of the Petroleum Club in Tulsa, OK.  Mr. Chavelier is survived by his wife of 50 years, Jeanna M. Chavelier; sons, Ronn (ME) of Elmira, NY and Lawrence of Horseheads, NY; Sue (Walt) Harris of Elmira; 11 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.  Memorial services were held at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home in Elmira Heights on November 1 (1:00) with committal services following in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors.  The Rev. James Donahoo officiated.  Those wishing may  make contributions to Guthrie Hospice, RR 1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.   “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA  Thursday, November 2, 1995

CIERI Teresa M
Services celebrating Teresa's life were held Friday, November 5, 2010. Father Richard Farrell led a prayer service at McInerny Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Father Farrell presided, with Father John DeSocio and Father Walter Wainwright concelebrating the mass. Ladies of Charity, St. Joseph's School of Nursing Alumni, and St. Joseph's Associates, all groups where Teresa was an active member, formed an honor guard as her casket was brought into and out of the church. The funeral pall was placed on her casket by granddaughters, Kristen Najera, Michelle Vorobel, and Sarah Longwell. Friends of Teresa, and the Burin Family, participated in the mass as follows….Bo Lisi placed the crucifix on her casket, Roseanne Cantando and Ralph Colavita offered the readings, Delma Hale, Pinky Coher, and Judy Feltner presented the Offertory Gifts, and Carol Smith, Gilda Campanelli and Anne DeMott served as Eucharistic Ministers. Father Farrell delivered the Gospel and homily, with Father DeSocio leading the Prayers of the Faithful. Music was led by organist Bob Walsh and soloist Phil Erway. The communion meditation song was a special selection, "Hallelujah", sung by Phil Erway, Joe Erway, and David Stearns, accompanied by organist Mary Montanarella. Teresa's pallbearers were John, Matthew, and Joey Burin, Jimmy and Harry Longwell, Randy Najera. Interment, with committal prayers, took place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Family and friends then gathered at Lib's Supper Club for a luncheon and the sharing of memories.  Star Gazette - November 6, 2010

CHILSON - Donald G. Chilson, Sr., 61, of Athens, Pa. died Saturday, Oct. 11, 2008 at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness surrounded by his family.  He was born Dec. 29, 1947, in Sayre, Pa., the son of the late James L. and Anna Mae Kelly Chilson.  Donald was a member of the Skiff-Bower Post #1536 and the Sayre American Legion Post No. 283. He enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.  He is predeceased by his two brothers.  Donald is survived by his wife of 38 years, Wilma; his children, Wilma Krapf of Athens, Pa., Cathy Hughes of Athens, Pa. and Donald G. Chilson, Jr. of Sayre, Pa.; seven grandchildren, his siblings, Paul Chilson of Troy, Pa., Michael Chilson of Watkins Glen, N.Y., Harold Chilson of Sayre, Pa. and Anna Mae Chilson of Ocala, Fla.; and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  At the request of the family there will be no services. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, Pa. has been entrusted with the arrangements. Burial will be in Woodlawn National cemetery at the convenience of the family.  RHW.  The Sayre Morning Times.

CHORNEY - MILLER, Josephine S.
Of Pittsford, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY. She was born in Elmira, daughter of the late Zachary and Josephine Chorney, died Tuesday, December 25, 2007, at Highlands Living Center, Pittsford, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Burrell in 1994, and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald and Barbara Miller of Pittsford, NY; granddaughters, Jennifer of Geneseo, NY and Alison of Scottdale, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Miller retired from Thatcher Glass after 39 years of service. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 29th at 9 a.m. in St. Louis Church, 64 S. Main St., Pittsford, NY. Private burial will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Josephine through Masses being offered for her. Her family wishes to thank the nurses and entire staff at the Highlands Living Center for their continuous love, care and support. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007

CHRISTOFARO -   GIZZI, Mary L.
Age 89, formerly of College Ave. in Elmira, died Saturday, February 7, 2009 at Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Mary was born in Elmira, a daughter of Louis and Louise DeRico Christofaro. She was preceded in death by her husband Anthony P. Gizzi and brother Dominic Christofaro. Mary is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Paul L. and Carol Gizzi of Fairport, NY; grandson Matthew Gizzi with wife Christine of Fairport; sisters, Theresa Spallone of Elmira and Jean Denkenberger with husband Joseph of New Albany, IN; several nieces and nephews. Mary was a life long communicant of St. Anthony's Church before moving to Bethany Village in Horseheads nearly 10 years ago. Her life was devoted to her family and her church. Friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, February 11, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. The family extends their sincere thanks to the staff at Bethany for the love they gave to Mary during the several years she spent at her second home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/9/2009

CHRISTMAN Dewey A. "Saw Man"
Age 83 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday July 6, 2008 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Dewey was born on May 3, 1925 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late Harry and Annabell Crawford Christman. Mr. Christman was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army. He worked as a blue printer for Bridgeworks in Elmira Heights and when he retired he was well known around Elmira Heights for his sharpening services where he became known as the "Saw Man". Dewey married his wife, Mary Ellen Sullivan Christman in July of 1987 and they would have celebrated their 21st Wedding Anniversary this month. He was a lifetime member of the Elmira Heights VFW and a member of the Horseheads American Legion. Mr. Christman was pre-deceased by his first wife Betty Christman. He is survived by his loving wife Mary Ellen Christman of Elmira Heights, NY; daughters and sons-in-law: Suzanne and Allen Rice; Cathy and Robert Leisenring; son: David Scott Christman; stepson: Larry David and Kelly Hollister; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law: Richard and Wealthy Christman; sister and brother-in-law: Florence and Herm Preston; several nieces, nephews and a host of caring friends. There will be no prior calling hours and a private service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Christman. In Lieu of Flowers those wishing may remember Dewey through donations to the Elcor Health Services Residents Activities Fund 48 Colonial Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845. Arrangements by Lynch Funeral Home 318 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/8/2008.

CIERI Teresa M. [Cieri] Burin
Teresa passed into her eternal life on Friday, October 29, 2010, surrounded by her loving family. Teresa was born on April 23, 1926 to the late Lena (Moss) and Harry Cieri. She was preceded in death by her brother Anthony. On May 14, 1949 Teresa married John J. Burin. After seven years of marriage John preceded her in death on June 28, 1956. Teresa then became both mother and father to her children. She is survived by her loving children, and their spouses: Mary and Donald Crotty of Seminole, FL, Anthony and Rebecca Burin of Odessa, John and Mary Burin of Elmira, Anne and James Longwell of Millport. Teresa was a fun and loving grandmother to: John, Matthew, and Joey Burin, Kristen Najera, Michelle Vorobel, Sarah, Jimmy, and Harry Longwell, and great-grandmother to: Morgan, Marissa, Matthew, Jacob, Emily, and Leo. She is also survived by her sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Bob Niekras of North Carolina; brother James Cieri of McCormick, SC. Teresa was a registered nurse and worked for Dr. Arthur D. Smith for 30 years. She was a long time communicant of St. Anthony's Church, a member of The Red Hat Society, the "Breakfast Club", and an Associate of the Sisters of St. Joseph Order. At Teresa's request there will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to her Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, November 5, 2010 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow atWoodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Teresa through a donation to her favorite charity: Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity, P O Box 267, Vanderwagen, NM 87326. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home - Elmira Star Gazette, October 31, 2010.

CIRESI - CASBOLT, Mary A.
Age 85, of Rochester, NY formerly of Buffalo, NY, Lodi, CA, and Elmira, NY died on Friday August 15, 2008. Mary was born June 1, 1923 in Buffalo, NY the daughter of the late Salvatore and Angelina Militello Ciresi. She married her husband William Casbolt who pre-deceased her on December 1, 2000. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother who cherished the time she spent with her family. Mrs. Casbolt is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Diane Casbolt Garga and Moni Julius Garga of Rochester, NY; son and daughter-in-law: William M. and Julie McFarland Casbolt of Elmira, NY; granddaughter: Melissa Casbolt of Elmira, NY; great grandson: Peyton Howard of Elmira, NY; sister: Josephine Uomini of Stockton, CA; brother and sister-in-law: Joseph & Alice Ciresi of Buffalo, NY; sisters-in-law: Anne Morshiemer of Buffalo, NY and Mary Casbolt of Northeast, Maryland; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including her caregivers at St. John's Home in Rochester, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday August 19, 2008 from 9:30 to 10:30 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Rick Farrell will be the Celebrant of Mrs. Casbolt's Funeral Mass. Mary will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband William in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/16/2008

CLARKE   Derek Age 64, of Elmira, NY. He was born November 16, 1940 in England and died Sunday, October 9, 2005, unexpectedly. He is survived by his daughter, Lesley Clarke of Mays Landing, NJ; sisters, Jean Douglas with her son, John, and Nicole Liveley with her sons, Roger, Richard and Robert; four nephews; companion, Lisa Cardamone; extended family, Katherine Patterson, with her children Michael, David and Monica, and grandchildren, Justin, Brandon, Amanda and Kerrick; along with several close friends and his canine sidekick, Sandy. Derek was a mason for over 40 years and owner of Clarke Construction. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 13th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family.

CLEARWATER LASKARIS, Agnes L.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Monday, April 16th, 2007. Agnes was born January 24, 1925 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late George and Mabel Clearwater. Agnes is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 62 years, James; her loving children, Michael and Pamela Laskaris of Elmira, Kathleen and Michael Lasher of Falls, PA, James Jr. and Evelyn Laskaris of Horseheads, Thomas and Lisa Laskaris of Sparta, MO; her loving grandchildren, Tonya and Oliver Dreon of Hummelstown, PA, Chad and Irene Laskaris of Bealeton, VA, Alecia and Andrew Cisney of Wilkesbarre, PA, Jaime and James Slavin of Elmira, Marnie Lasher of Falls, PA, Phillip and Laura Laskaris of Sparta, MO; and her loving great-grandchildren, Olivia and Enzo Dreon, Caleb Laskaris, and Caitlyn Slavin; her sister, Dorothy and Roger Hallenbeck of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. Agnes was a member of the Auxiliary of the Fraternal Order of Eagles. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, April 19th, 2007, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Family and friends may make memorials in Agnes' name to the charity of one's choice.

 

CLEVELAND Roy L.

Elmira: Age 61, died on Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at the Syracuse V.A. Roy was born April 18, 1950 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, a son of Violet Malkin and the late Arthur Malkin. He was adopted by Ernest and Evelyn (Hager) Cleveland who also predecease him. Roy is survived by his wife Mary "Meg" Backer Cleveland of Elmira; children, Cara, R.J. (Lynne), and Damien (Kristen), with their children; brothers, Terry Cleveland and Gene (Elaine) Cleveland; several brothers and sisters in Canada; father-in-law Harry Backer; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harry and Diane Backer, John Backer, Dennis and Marcie Backer, Danny Backer; along with several nieces and nephews. Also surviving are many good friends at Gush's Thirsty Bear and Rounding Third. Roy was a graduate of Southside High School. A U S Marine Corp veteran, he served two tours of duty in Viet Nam. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 22, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial for Roy will be Monday, January 23, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – January 20, 2012    

 

COAKLEY Ruth E - MILLER, Ruth E. (Coakley) Formerly Ruth COOK
Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died
on Thursday, August 5, 2010, at her home. She was born on October 8, 1931 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Ruth (Rennells) Coakley. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, William Miller on June 28, 2010; son, Michael Miller in 1995; brother, Jack Coakley; and sisters, Irene Churchman, Marie Leupelt and Betty Jane Coakley. She is survived by her sons, Donald (Cathy) Cook of Elmira, William Miller of Elmira and Steven Miller of Bloomsburg, PA; daughter, Sherrylynn Miller of Elmira; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren; very special great-granddaughter, Emily Cook; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 10th, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Ruth will follow at 7:30 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place on Wednesday, August 11th, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830.  Star-Gazette - August 8, 2010

COBB - LAUPER, Patricia A. - Community Volunteer - Devoted member and volunteer of the Southport Community for many years, died Tuesday, May 14th, 2008, very unexpectedly at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA, at the age of 78. Pat was the daughter of the late Arthur and Mary Soleski Cobb. She was born in Elmira, NY, February 3rd, 1930. Her husbands, John J. Considine and Clarence (Pete) Lauper predeceased her. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904, Monday, May 19th, 2008, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Surviving Pat are her loving children: son, Ed (Roberta) Considine of Pine City; daughter, Mary (Henry) Swilley of TX; son, Joseph (Barbara) Considine of TX; stepdaughter, Bonnie Thorpe of NC; stepson, Jeff Lauper of Wellsburg, NY; ten beloved grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Also surviving her are her sister, Maureen (Francis) Morris of Elmira; brothers, Richard Cobb of Horseheads, and Michael (Ardeth) Cobb of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews that she was very proud of. Pat Lauper was best known for her unwavering loyalty to her community with her bright smile and very approachable attitude on life. Everyone seemed to become accustomed to Pat, always helping out wherever and whenever needed. Some of the organizations that she volunteered her time to were Pine City Military Family Service Club, Samaritan Center, Brand Park Beautification Committee, Red Hat Society, Meals on Wheels, Grottoettes, she was the Recording Secretary of the Pine City Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary and Ashland Senior Citizen Center. In honor of Pat's volunteerism, she was awarded the Mildred Parfitt Award of which she was very proud. She was a longtime communicant of St. Mary's Church of the Southside. She graduated from the St. Joseph's School of Nursing and enjoyed a nursing career that spanned over 40 years in the Chemung County area. In lieu of flowers, the family requested memorial donations to the Pine City Military Family Service Club, c/o Gretchen Ham, 247 Kinner Hill Road, Pine City, NY 14871. This group sends various care packages to our military forces that are stationed overseas.  NOTICE: will meet at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Monday, May 19, at 6:45 p.m. to pay our final respects to our departed St. Joseph Hospital Alumni Association member Patricia A. Lauper.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/15/2008 - 5/17/2008.

COLEMAN, Donald P. "D. P."
died on February 20, 2008 in Columbus, OH. Donald was raised in the eight ward, Elmira, NY. His remains will be placed in the Columbarium at Woodlawn National Cemetery on July 25, 2008 at 11:00 a.m., with full Military Honors. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Family and friends are invited to attend the service, enter at Davis Street entrance.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2008

COLLINS Ernest E. "Ernie" A longtime resident of Gillett, PA died Monday morning, February 7, 2005 at the Bradford County Manor where he had been residing at the age of 77. Ernie was born on September 9, 1927 in Frankfurt, KY son of Clay & Elmira Blackwell Collins. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. Ernie was a loving husband to his wife, Edna Maxine Estep until her passing in 1996. A hard worker, He was the former president of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and was very instrumental in its growth. He enjoyed time spent with his family which survive him, a daughter and son-in-law, Denise & Cliff Lindgren, Gillett, PA; a son and daughter-in-law, Allen & Pam Collins, Elgin, IL; several grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, February 10, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral services will take place there on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Donald Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Collins and he will be interred there next to his wife Edna.

COMFORT - ROBINSON
Harriette E. Loving wife, mother and grandmother Age 85, of Flannery Apartments, Elmira died unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital Tuesday, November 15, 2005. She was born June 27, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Archie and Ruth (Putnam) Comfort. She is survived by her beloved husband of 66 years, George E. Robinson; daughters, Barbara R. Stevens of Elmira, NY, Linda A. (Robert) Burns of Farmington, NY; son, David P. (Kathy) Robinson of Savona, NY; along with six grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; niece, Janet Brusso (James Behrens) of Macedon, NY; family friend, Sandra K. Oliver of Elmira, NY. Harriette and her husband co-owned and operated H. R. Ceramics while living on Grand Island, NY. She was a lifetime member and past matron of the Harmony Loyal Chapter OES. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, November 18, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow the visitation (8:00 p.m.). The Reverend William Gottschalk-Fielding will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Lodge notice: Officers and members of Harmony-Loyal Chapter OES will meet at the funeral home, Friday afternoon at 6 p.m. to conduct a service for our dear departed sister.

HENRY R. COMFORT
Henry R. Comfort, 63, of Millport, NY died Monday, October 29, 1990 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Mr. Comfort was a member of the Disabled American Veterans Chapter Kimble Kowalski #7 and General Electric Quarter Century Club. He is survived by sons, Ronald and Richard, both of Millport, Randy of Elmira; daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Robert Towner of Endicott, Bernadette and David Gingrich of Watkins Glen; brothers, Charles Jr. of Texas, Thomas of Pennsylvania; sisters, Alice Joralemon of Troy, PA and Mary Seymour of Elmira; two grandchildren. Mr. Comfort was predeceased by his wife, Betty L. and sister, Shirley Comfort. Graveside services were held November 2 at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira with the Rev. Stuart Rogers officiating. Arrangements were by the Barrett Funeral Home.(TGR, Thursday, November 8, 1990)

COOK Daniel E. Age 57, died on January 26, 2005. Interment of Daniel's ashes will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, on Wednesday, July 26, 2006, with full Military Honors by the Chemung County Honor Guard at 2 p.m. Rev. Donald Guiles officiating. Gone now, but forever in our hearts. Say not goodbye, but farewell until we meet again, family now and family always. Farewell from wife, Alice; sons, Daniel and Bryan; daughter, Rebecca; granddaughter, Schuyler; grandsons, Brice, Mason and Tannor. Farewell from family you've known and family you've yet to meet. Love forever, until we meet again. ARRANGEMENTS BY HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL DIRECTORS.

 

COOK Joseph F. "Joe"

Of Elmira Heights, NY - Was born October 22, 1938 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frank and Antoinette (DelMonte) Cook, died peacefully on Wednesday, January 4, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 73. He is survived by his loving wife of 49 years, Sandra (Miller) Cook; sons, Mark (Lori) Cook with their children, Michelle Cook, Sarah (Jeff) Kane, Julie (Seth) Griffin and Jennifer Cook; Steven Cook (fiancée Karen Watkins) and their children, Heather Cook, Erin Cook, Joseph Cook, Michael Ficarro, Catherine Ficarro and Rylie Ficarro; 7 great-grandchildren; sister, Anna (Jim) Boykin; along with several nieces and nephews. Joe was a Veteran of the US Air Force and proudly served his country from 1956 to 1962. He retired from the Hilliard Corp. after 38 years of dedicated service as a clutch assembler. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, January 8, 2012, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Lay pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – January 6, 2011

 

COON Helen J. DePrimo

Elmira: Age 89, died peacefully on Friday, July 5, 2013 at Elderwood in Waverly. Helen was born in Waverly NY on December 2, 1923, a daughter of Helen (Creighton) and Lawrence Coon. She is predeceased by her husband Mario DePrimo, son Lawrence DePrimo, brother Floyd Coon, sisters, Phyllis Butters and Thelma Baldwin. Helen is survived by her children, with their families, Diana L. and Richard Ross, Florida, and children, Steven Smith and Deborah Perkins; Mark S. and Judy DePrimo, Elmira, and son Anthony; Michael J. and Pam DePrimo, Elmira and children Ashley and Jonathon; along with several nieces and nephews. Helen lived on Cedar St. in Southport for 45 years. Her family was the most important part of her life. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Private interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Helen's family extends a special thank you to the staff at Woodbrook in Southport for the care they provided to her for 4 ½ years and to the staff at North Unit-Memory Care at Elderwood in Waverly for the wonderful care Helen received for the last 15 months. Donations in Helen's memory may be directed to either,  Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester NY 14620 or Care First, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830.  Star Gazette – July 7, 2013

 

JUDGE LISTON F. COON, age 82, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Tuesday, January 20, 2004.  He was born in Beaver Dams, NY on November 29, 1921, the son of Ethel V. Smith Coon, a school teacher, and George S. Coon, a farmer and rural mail carrier.  Liston graduated from Northside High School in Corning, NY, in 1938.  After high school, Liston went on to Brockport State College, where he was editor of the college newspaper before his studies were interrupted by the call to service during World War II.  Liston served mainly in the European Theater of Operations in the Civil Affairs Division.  During the war he met his wife, Gertrud, in Germany, where they married.  The couple later sailed to the U.S. and in the years that followed, Liston remained active in the Military Reserves, retiring from the Air Force as a Lt. Colonel in 1981.  After returning to the U.S., Liston obtained a Bachelor’s Degree in Education from Brockport State College in 1948, began a brief teaching career and soon entered Cornell Law School in Ithaca, NY, graduating in 1951.  Attorney Coon thereafter began the practice of law in Watkins Glenn.  He was active with the Schuyler County Republican Party, was elected District Attorney (1954-60), County Judge (1961-74) and in 1974 was appointed by Gov. Malcolm Wilson to the Court of Claims, serving in New York City (1974-1977).  Upon retirement from the bench, Judge Coon returned to private practice in Watkins Glen.  Throughout his career, Judge Coon served on community boards, including the Watkins Glen Public Library and Willard State Hospital, and he was an incorporating Director of the Watkins Glen Grand Prix Corporation.  Judge Coons served as President of the NYS County Judge’s Association and was also a member of many local organizations, including the Schuyler County Bar Association, Rotary Club, American Legion Post 555, VFW, Myrtle-Jefferson Lodge 131 F&AM, and the Watkins Glen Elks Club.  Liston was one of the founders of the Watkins Glen Golf Course and a member of the Watkins Glen Methodist Church.  Judge Coon is survived by his wife of 57 years, Gertrud; his daughter, Marsha L. (David) McElligott; and his son, Gregory A. (Barbara) Coon, all of Watkins Glen.  Judge Coon is also survived by his grandchildren, Holly L. Mosher, Ryan D. Mosher, Ryan A. Coon and Breana L. Coon; six step-grandchildren, Denise R. Hamm, Timothy M. McElligott, Sean M. McElligott, Kelly A. Osterwald, Katryn A. McElligott and Adam M. McElligott; and four step-great-grandchildren, Robert, Samantha, Nathan and Amanda.  Judge Coon is also survived by his sister, Winifred C. Elder; and his brother, C. Edward (Florence) Coon, residing in Beaver Dams; and many cousins, nieces and nephews.  Judge Coon was predeceased by his twin brother, Justin J. Coon; his sister-in-law, Ruth S. Coon; and his brother-in-law, Carl W. Elder.  Friends may call at the Haughey-Wood Funeral Home, 119 Fifth St., Watkins Glen, NY on Friday, January 23 from 4 to 7 p.m.  A memorial service will be held at the Beaver Dams United Methodist Church, 1285 Route 16, Beaver Dams, NY on Saturday at 1 p.m. with the Rev. Grant Nicholls officiating.  Interment with full Military Honors at Woodlawn National Cemetery will be at a later date.  The family gratefully declines flowers and asks that you consider the following for memorials in Liston’s name, Watkins Glen Public Library, 610 S. Decatur Street, Watkins Glen, NY, Hospicare of Tompkins County, 172 E. King Road, Ithaca, NY or the Memorial Arbor Program at the Watkins Glen Golf Course, 126 Lakeview Avenue, Watkins Glen, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

CORNISH Florence Cornish Griffith
died
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010. She was born December 1, 1917 in Elmira NY. Florence was predeceased by her loving husband, Clitius; her sister, Thelma Novak and brothers Clyde and Harold Cornish. Florence is survived by her children Joy (Bill Gettman) of Albany, NY, Gary of Clarksville, TN and Jan (Rich) LaBue of Rochester, NY. She also leaves grandchildren Heather, Raechael, Sarah and Taylor, several nieces, nephews and many dear friends. Florence was an RN for over 60 year. She served in World War II as an Army Corps nurse, second lieutenant. She continued her medical profession as an RN and was a nursing instructor at Arnot Ogden for 18 years. Florence volunteered through Veteran's events, North Church Food Pantry, Hospice, American Heart Association, a volunteer parent aide for C.I.D.S. and numerous charitable events. She was a member of North Presbyterian Church for 60 years. Florence enjoyed her family, friends, church events, traveling, music, theater and long walks around town. A Graveside Service will be held Friday December 3, 2010 at 2:30 PM in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are also invited to attend a Memorial Service in Florence's honor on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at noon at North Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Star-Gazette - November 27, 2010

CORNISH Florence Cornish Griffith
Florence Cornish Griffith died
Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 2010. A GRAVESIDE SERVICE WILL BE HELD FRIDAY DECEMBER 3, 2010 11AM (PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE) in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are also invited to attend a Memorial Service in Florence's honor on Saturday, December 4, 2010 at noon at North Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Star Gazette - December 1, 2010

CORPOLONGO Ralph M.
81, of Van Etten, NY, died Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Brooklyn, NY on January 9, 1928, the son of Ralph and Elizabeth (Corpolongo) Corpolongo. Ralph is survived by his wife, Marie (Swannick) Corpolongo; son, Joseph Carl Fielding, Melbourne, FL; son, Louis Corpolongo, Van Etten; daughter, Susan Easton, Henderson, NV; nieces and nephews. Ralph was an avid bowler. He was named "Man of the Year 2008" at Valley Bowling Center in Waverly. Friends may call on Tuesday, April 14, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Funeral service will follow at 3:00 p.m. with Rev. William Moorby officiating. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/11/2009

CORSI James M.
Age 74, of 215 Bloomer Ave., Elmira, NY. He was born June 3, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late Antonio and Incoranta (Gallo) Corsi and died
Tuesday, April 6, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife Geraldine "Jeri" in 1995; son, James Jr. in 1964; brothers, Leonard and Joseph; sister, Jane. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Tami and Joseph Maynard of Elmira, Vincent and Julie Corsi of Lacey, WA, Mark and Gina Corsi of Elmira, Michael and Sandra Corsi of Elmira, Elizabeth Corsi of Boston, MA and Rosemarie (Robert) Corsi of Elmira; grandchildren, Stacy Perkins, Danielle Johnson, Anthony Paulo, Adam and Nicholas Corsi, Nicole DeTurris, William, Alex, Jamie, Angelo, and Allysa Corsi; great-grandchildren, Rhiannon Perkins, Imari Johnson, Zackary and Ziah Sills, Kimberly Paulo, Madison and Francis DeTurris, Cameron Smith; brothers and sisters-in-law, Anthony (Imogene) Corsi of Elmira, Francis Corsi of Elmira, John and Mary Margaret Corsi of Elmira, Carmen and Maryann Corsi of NJ; sisters, Caroline Rybak and Virginia Graham both of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Corsi was a communicant of St. Anthony's Church. He retired from Kennedy Valve after 35 years of service and the Mark Twain Golf Course after 42 years of service; was a veteran of the U.S. Army; past commander of the American Legion Clarence R. Oliver Post 154, Elmira Heights; former member of the Holy Family School Board. James enjoyed bingo and was an avid Yankees fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday April 11th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. The American Legion Post 154 will conduct a memorial service at 4 pm. His funeral service will be held there Monday, April 12th, at 9:30 a.m. Rev. Richard T. Farrell will officiate. Committal prayers and internment, with Military Honors, will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jim through donations to the Ridgebury Volunteer Fire Dept., 13248 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA 16925. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 9, 2010

CORTRIGHT John E. "Jack"
Age 85, of Wellsburg, NY, died after a long illness two days before his 86th birthday on Sat., Jan. 31, 2009, at Robert Packer Hospital. At his request, there will be no prior service. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Those wishing are invited to a reception at the Wellsburg Fire Department, Front St., Wellsburg on Sun., Feb. 8th, 2009, from 2-4:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may also be directed to the Wellsburg Fire Department, PO Box 23, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/7/2009

COVEY -  Frances Vivian LEAR
Frances Vivian Lear, 85, of Elmira, formerly of Horseheads, died Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at Bethany Manor.  She had retired as an inspector for Corning, Inc. in Big Flats.  Survivors include her husband, Mark J. Lear; two sons, Thomas C. Lear of Elmira and Kevin J. Lear of McKinney, Texas; and two sisters, Barbara Finnerty of Gillett, Pa. and Isabel Johnson of Granville Summitt, Pa.  Calling hours are 5-8 p.m., Thursday, April 30 at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 Broad Street, Horseheads. Services will be held there at 10 a.m. Friday, May 1, Brother Gabriel officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements are with the Lynch Funeral Home.

COVEY - LEAR, Frances Vivian
Age 85 of Elmira, NY formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday April 28, 2009 at Bethany Manor. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday April 30, 2009 from 5-8 PM. Mrs. Lear's Funeral Services will be held on Friday May 1, 2009 at 10 AM at the Funeral Home with Brother Gabriel officiating. Frances will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Lear through memorials to The American Cancer Society 1681 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/30/2009

CRAMER Ashley Nicole age 20 of Wellsburg, NY went to be with her Mom very unexpectedly on Tuesday February 27, 2007 at Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Ashley was born February 12, 1987 in Elmira, NY the daughter of David L. and Kathleen J. Walton Cramer. She was pre-deceased by her mother Kathleen J. Walton Cramer, who died on March 18, 2003. Ashley is survived by her dad David L. Cramer; brothers Jonathon Walton and Davey Cramer at home; sisters Brianna Weiskopff of Lowman, Amy Wilson of Hornell and Carina Cramer of Elmira; grandparents Luella Barker of Hornell and Carolyn & Ed Walton of Horseheads. She is also survived by paternal uncle Steve (Karen) Barker of Hornell and aunt Wendy (Bob) Wood of Hornell; maternal aunts and uncles: special aunt & uncle and godparents Nancy & George Levack of Elmira, Chris (Ed) Mathews of Lowman, Debbie (Pete) Palmieri of Erin, Eddie (Julie) Walton of Elmira Heights, Joyce (Brian Gregory) Callahan of Elmira, Patti (Dave) Stedman of Illinois, Susan (Steve) Pesesky of Elmira, David (Mary Jane) Walton of Chemung; several cousins and friends including a special cousin and best friend Manda (Mike Torrence) Levack, special friend Andy Coates, special bus driver Karen Newton, special teacher Mr. Smock, and her canine friends Ippy and Zoie. Ashley was "Daddy's Girl" with each holding a special place in the other's heart. Ashley attended Thomas A. Edison High School in the special education class where she enjoyed learning and singing while proudly working at Southern Tier Industries in Elmira. Ashley was a very loving, beautiful, caring, positive, and cheerful person. She was the star at every gathering because of her friendly and cheerful personality along with her beautiful smile. Ashley had many interest including singing, dancing, playing uno, bowling, and spending time with her family and friends. Ashley was loved by all and will be greatly missed by all those who had the privilege of meeting and knowing her. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Saturday March 3, 2007 from 2-4 PM. Ashley's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Anne L. Mowery officiating. She will be laid to rest next to her beloved mother in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

 

CRAVEN Charles Patrick

Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died on September 30, 2012. Private interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery in accordance with Mr. Craven's wishes.   Home: Elmira, NY  Date of Death: September 30, 2012   Place of Birth: Blossburg, PA    Birthdate: January 13, 1934   Age: 78   Funeral home obituary – October 5, 2012

 

CREWS   Luther Of Houston, Texas, formerly of Horseheads, and owner of Crews Plumbing and Heating, died December 19. Survived by wife, Edris; daughter, Edris Judd and husband, Gary; and son and daughter-in-law, Edward and Tammy; grandson, Christopher Judd and Casey Crews. Buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

CRICK - FOX Christine C. Age 80, of Oakwood Ave, Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, July 1, 2005, peacefully at home with her loving family by her side. Christine was born in Nashville, TN, daughter of the late Thomas and Eleanor (Hewitt) Crick. Christine retired from Elmira Heights School Dist., as a teacher's aide after many years of service. She was an Usher for the Clemens Center, member of various Bible studies at Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights and a member of companion study. One of her favorite hobbies was ceramics, but most of all she loved being with her family. Survivors include sons, Stephen (Lisa Frost) of Horseheads, NY, Martin (Carol) Guntersville, AL, and Gordon B. (Rina) of Monrovia, MD; sisters, Eileen Kleinosky and Martha Ann Thompson; brothers, Thomas Crick, William Crick and Charles E. Crick; grandsons, Nicholas B. Fox, J. Wellington Fox, Robert H. Fox and Michael Auffhammer. Christine was predeceased by her husband, Gordon, in February of 2000; sister, Dorothy Anglin; and brother, James Crick. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, July 5, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place there on Wednesday, July 6, 2005, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CRISTOFARO James J.
Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died
peacefully, Thursday, March 25, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Jim was born on October 23, 1943, a son of the late Michael and Rita (Stachel) Cristofaro. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Michael and Holly Cristofaro, of Mechanicville, NY, with children, Abigail and Matthew; daughter Elizabeth Cristofaro of Elmira; brothers and sisters, with their spouses, Nick Cristofaro of Arkport, NY, Geraldine and Tom Hall of Horseheads, John and Cheri Cristofaro of Greensboro, GA, Diane and Robert Disinksi of Columbus, GA, William and Darlene Cristofaro of Clifton Springs, NY; former wife, and good friend, Marilyn Cristofaro of Elmira; aunts and uncle, Betty Cristofaro, Jean Stachel, Beryl and Glen Losinger; along with several nieces and nephews. Jim earned 4 Bronze Service Stars, serving in the Army, during the Vietnam War. He was the former Branch Manager of the U. S. Small Business Administration in Elmira. Jim was a member of the Elmira Country Club and Elmira Elks Lodge #62. A beloved father, grandfather, brother, uncle, and friend, Jim will be remembered for his kindness, humor, and generosity, as well as his ability to somehow always be right. Known to many as "Spooker" or "Monbou", Jim was an avid golfer who enjoyed an "occasional" glass of Chardonnay. He will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service, with Deacon George Welch officiating, will follow at 4:15 p.m. Military Honors will then follow at Woodlawn NationalCemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim's memory may be made to the Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P O Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202, or a charity of one's choice. Jim's family would like to especially thank the 5th floor nursing staff at St. Joseph's SNF for the compassion and outstanding care they gave to Jim during his illness. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.26.2010

CROP - GILBERT, Cordelia E. (Wida)
Of Elmira, NY - Age 98, of Elmira, NY. died Wednesday, December 23, 2009, at the Elderwood Retirement Center in Waverly, NY. Cordelia was born the daughter of the late Charles and Lydia Kishbaugh Crop, July 5th, 1911 in Briggsville, PA. She is predeceased by her husbands, whom she dearly missed: James A. Gilbert and her first husband, Stephen Wida. Surviving her are her loving children, Betty Gearhart of Elmira, Stephen C. (Charlotte M.) Wida of Elmira, Kenneth R. Wida of Elmira, Lonnie (Ruth) Wida of Pine City, NY, Drew T. (Judith) Wida of Pine City; numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, and great-great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Cordelia is predeceased by her daughter, Zelda Grace Hontz; brother, Paul Crop; and sister, Zelda Hontz. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira and Saturday, December 26, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow the gathering hours at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend R. Kurt Traugott will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, next to her late husband, James A. Gilbert. Cordelia loved people. She was an amazing mother and grandmother and quilting was her craft. She took great care to piece her quilts and make them just right. She worked for the Remington Rand Co. for several years and Wise Potato Chip Co. in Berwick, PA. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Cordelia E. (Wida) Gilbert's name to the charity of your choice. A very special "Thank You" to the loving and caring staff of Elderwood Nursing Home and Care Givers of Elmira for their love and support to both Cordelia and her family.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 24, 2009

CROWLEY - MEAGHER, Judith B.
Age 68 of Horseheads, NY. She was born November 30, 1940 in Elmira, daughter of the late Joseph J. and Genevieve (Keough) Crowley, and died Monday, February 2, 2009, at home after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband of 46 years, Thomas; children and their spouses, James and Bobbi Jo Meagher of Elmira, Keough (Meagher) and Bruce Hallock of Horseheads; grandchildren, Christian and Riley Meagher, Kaycie Hallock; brothers, Robert (Ann Marie) Crowley of Washington, DC, Paul Crowley of Horseheads; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad St., Horseheads, on Thursday, February 5th, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Her Memorial Mass will follow at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Judy through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/3/2009 - 2/4/2009

CRUZ  Israel Sr.
Beloved father, grandfather and great-grandfather Age 76 of 112 Walnut  Street, Elmira, formerly of Brooklyn, NY, went home to be with his Lord on June 10, 2000 at his home. Israel was born May 5, 1924 in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico. He was employed as a Supervisor at Kings County Hospital. Israel was a Veteran of World War II serving his country in the U.S. Army. Survivors include his four children, Donna Vasquez, Israel Cruz Jr., Doreen Castellano and Robert Court, all of Elmira; and their mother, Helen Court, also of Elmira; 14 grandchildren and 1 great-grandson; and a host of friends. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, June 13th from 10 AM to 12 PM at the Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 PM with Rev. Brent Buck of Central Assembly of God Church officiating. Interment, with full  Military Honors, will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family would like to express their thanks to Rachel Newton, a dear friend and Hospice for the  excellent care given to their father.

 

CUMMINGS John William "Onefeather"

Age 72 longtime member of the Chemung County Community died very unexpectedly Monday, January 7th, 2013. John was born July 7, 1940 in Middletown, NY. He was the son of the late James W. and Florence (Scholtz) Cummings. Surviving John is loving friend and wife Charline Cummings of Pine City; Daughter: Heather (Bill) Cox of Horseheads, NY; Grandchildren: Garrett, Colton Cox; Sister: Jessie Conrad of VA and nieces and nephews: Debra, William, Donna, Betty, Cheryl and families. Step Daughters: Kristine (Steve) Paciorek, Traci Hartke, (John Maloney) Teri (Glenn) Decker, Sara Kauffman (Scott Coxford). Step Grandchildren: Chase and Grayson Hartke, Trey Young, and Avery Decker. John worked for many years at Leprino Foods and most recently Seneca Beverage. He was deeply devoted to his family, friends, and the outdoors. He loved hunting, and fishing. He always enjoyed a good game of horseshoes or a game of pool, and appreciated fine antiques, and restored antique trunks. He was a loyal and dedicated member of the Caton Bible Chapel in Caton, NY. In service to his country John was a sharpshooter in the United States Army. He will be truly missed by all that knew and loved him. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Caton Bible Chapel, 11297 Old County Rd. Corning, NY Friday, January 11th, 2013 from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 5:00PM to 7:00PM. Funeral Services celebrating John's wonderful life will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00PM. Graveside services will be held Saturday, January 12th, 11:00AM at the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Pastor Jeffery Taylor will officiate with Military honors accorded to honor his service to our freedom.   Star Gazette – January 10, 2013

 

CUNNINGHAM  Eleanor L.
Age 87, of Elmira, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Eleanor was born March 5, 1920, daughter of Frederick E. and Mary Smith Cunningham. In addition to her parents, she is predeceased by her husband, Michael L. Campanelli, twin brother, Earl "Bud" Cunningham, brother, James Cunningham; sisters, Irene Goodrich and Ruth VanGorder. Eleanor is survived by her daughter, Patricia A. Campanelli; daughter and son-in-law, Delores "Dee" and Anthony DeSocio, all of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Rose Campanelli, Christina Rossi and Edie Campanelli all of Elmira; grandchildren, Nanette (Kevin) Finnell of Batavia, NY, Anthony (Michele) DeSocio, Jr., of Elmira, and Michael (Kathryn) DeSocio of Birmingham, AL; great-grandchildren, Allison, Patrick and Timothy Finnell of Batavia, NY, Brittany and Ryan DeSocio of Elmira, and Nicolette, Michael Jr., and Carson DeSocio of Birmingham, AL; loving friend and companion, Paul Sall of Elmira; along with many nieces and nephews. Eleanor worked for many years at Gorton Coy in downtown Elmira. After her retirement she continued to stay active as a volunteer at the Bargain Hut in Elmira. She was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Eleanor loved to collect antiques and enjoyed teaching furniture caning. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 13, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Committal prayers and interment will take place Monday, October 15, 2007 at 2:00 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/12/2007.

CUSHANEY Steve
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Towanda, PA, died on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on September 8, 1923 in Laquin, PA to the late John and Anastasia (Kost) Cushaney. Survivors include his brother, Peter (Mildred Mansfield) Cushaney of Horseheads; nieces, Kathleen (Kenneth) Collins of Waverly, Rosemarie (Charles) Latshaw of Elmira, and Sheila (Robert) Burdick of NC; nephews, Joseph (Michelle) Vischansky of Elmira and Gary Cushaney of FL; along with several great-nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be private to the family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2008
 

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