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
Benjamin V. Sr. "BEN" Age 79, of 959 North Main Street died unexpectedly Saturday, January 5, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ben was born January 7, 1923 in Endicott, NY son of the late Valentine and Rose (DiNinni) D'Aloisio and Louis and Louisette Cieri. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and served his country with the US Army in the European Theater of Operations in WW II. Ben was retired from Loblaws and Great American food stores where he worked as store manager. He also was the proprietor of Mr. D's Restaurant. Ben was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church. He loved his grandchildren, enjoyed his garden as well as being an avid NY Yankees Fan. Survivors include his loving wife of 60 years Mary E. (Mastronardi) D'Aloisio of Elmira, a son and daughter-in-law; Benjamin and Patricia D'Aloisio, Jr. of Elmira, a daughter and son-in-law; Barbara and William Limoncelli of Horseheads, four grandchildren; Jeffrey (Amy) Limoncelli of Elmira, Lisa Limoncelli of Atlanta, GA, Kevin D'Aloisio of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, Aimee (Dave) Decker of Horseheads, three great grandchildren; Joey Sabin, Nicholas Limoncelli, Michael Limoncelli, cousins; Grace D'Aloisio, Michael and Josephine D'Aloisio, Mary Patelunas all of Elmira, Ugo D'Aloisio and Amelia Palmisano both of Endicott, NY, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, January 7 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home 10 AM Tuesday, January 8 followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church at 10:30 AM with Rev. Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the charity of one's choice.
ROBERT A. DALTON, age 69, of Linden Place, Elmira, died Monday, August 11, 2003, at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born May 20, 1934 in Elmira, son of the late George L. and Helen C. (Derry) Dalton. Bob was retired from Moore Business Forms where he worked for many years as a pressman. He was a former member of the American Legion and enjoyed his family, neighbors and many friends. Survivors include his nieces and nephews, Carol and Dan Walsh of Honoye Falls, NY, Cathy and Jim Spencer of Albuquerque, NM, Charlene and Kevin Allred of Houston, TX, Cindy Henley of Houston, TX, and Cory Dalton of Thurmont, MD; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Dalton of Houston, TX, and Veronica Dalton of Wellsburg; several great nieces, nephews, neighbors and friends. Both were predeceased by his brother, Charles Dalton; and a niece, Christine Moheb. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, August 15, 2003, at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
DALY Joseph F. Age 79, of Elmira, died Wednesday, March 1, 2006 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Joe was born May 11, 1926 a son of Robert and Beatrice (Macdonald) Daly. He is predeceased by his sister Loretta. Joe is survived by his wife of 55 years Clara Nash Daly; son and daughter-in-law Patrick J. and Vivian Daly of Buffalo, NY; daughter and son-in-law Madeleine A. and Ron Drake of Horseheads; grandchildren Mollie and Jack Daly, Jeffrey and Nicholas Edwards and Timothy Mucci; great-granddaughters Abbi and Aleighcea Edwards; sisters and brothers-in-law, Monica and William Nailen of Seattle WA, Mary and Otto Richards of Doylestown PA and Margaret Schornstheimer of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Victoria Daly of Palmyra NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Joe was a U.S. Navy veteran serving in the Pacific Theatre during WWII. He worked for many years in the Star Gazette composing room. Joe was a member of the American Legion Elmira Heights Post #154 and a member of the Chemung County Military Honors Squad. He loved to sail, carve wood and watch the History Channel. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, March 6, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6:15 p.m. Interment, with military honors, will take place at the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium on Friday, March 10, 2006 at 3:30 p.m. Donations in Joe's memory may be made to the charity of one's choice.
DANNELLEY - PAULO, Irene E.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, September 26, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on August 29, 1924 in Elmira, NY, to the late Melvin and Myrtle Dannelley. Irene was predeceased by her husband, August Paulo; and son, Sylvester A. Paulo. Survivors include her daughter, Donna Komadina of IL; sisters, Dorothy Dickinson of Elmira, and Cindy (Edward) Coolbaugh of AZ; sister-in-law, Bonnie Paulo of Elmira; grandchildren, Cynthia (Norman) Morse of Elmira, Dwayne (Samantha) Paulo of CO, Shelly Schechtel, Scott Spirawk and Timothy Spirawk, all of IL; great-grandchildren, Kaylah, Keagan, Kirsten and Kolton Morse, all of Elmira, Staci Spirawk, John Spirawk and Anthony Schechtel, all of IL, and Alice Paulo of CO; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 30th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Wednesday, October 1st, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Sharon Lee Hairston officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/28/2008
DARMSTADT Leo James Age 81 long time resident of Caton, NY was blessed into peace Tuesday, December 25th, 2001 at the United States Veteran's Hospital of Bath, NY. Leo is the beloved son of the late Nicholas and Kate Brewer Darmstadt. He was born in Caton, NY May 5th, 1920. Surviving Leo is his loving children Donna (Gene) White of Pine City, NY James (Urlee) Darmstadt of Lindley, NY, Kathie Darmstadt of Gillett, PA Thomas (Barb) Darmstadt of Lindley, NY Sally (Jeff) Dillon of Lindley, NY; 10 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; brothers Edmon Darmstadt of Pine City, NY Austin Darmstadt of Painted Post, NY and several nieces and nephews including Manley and Judy Davis of Painted Post. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, December 30th, 2001 2:00PM to 4:00PM with funeral and committal services to be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 4PM. Internment will be privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Leo was predeceased by his dear wife Helen B. Darmstadt in 1995. Leo was a dedicated Navy veteran of World War II and most recently received the metal of great sacrifice the Purple Heart through action he saw during his extensive 5 year period in the war. Many area residents knew Leo for his well drilling abilities. He was a hard working life long well driller for the residents of the area. In his free time he loved the outdoors, camping and traveling to Blue Grass Festivals, meeting up with old friends and making new ones. Those wishing may make memorials in Leo James Darmstadt's name to your local V.F.W. to help your area veteran's needs.
DARTT - PESESKY Teresa M. "Tess"
Beloved Wife, Mother, Grandmother, and Great Grandmother
Age 81 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Thursday January 31, 2008 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Teresa was born on July 27, 1926 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Fayette and Margaret Fitzgerald Dartt. Mrs. Pesesky married her husband Frank C. "Fritz" Pesesky on February 11, 1950 and they were married for 48 years until he pre-deceased her on June 12, 1998. She was also pre-deceased by her sisters Mary Jane (Mrs. Stanley) Wichtowski and Catherine (Mrs. Joseph) Powers and also by her brothers Robert Dartt and Bernard Dartt. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers-in-law and sister-in-law Joseph Pesesky, John & Helen Pesesky, Stanley Pesesky, Paul Pesesky, and Stephen Pesesky. Teresa worked at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY for many years. She was a devout communicant and member of The Altar & Rosary Society of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Teresa loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Pesesky is survived by her loving and devoted children: Michael & Elaine Pesesky and their children Chelsea and Cassidy of Naperville, Illinois; Kay and Don Ellis and their children Joey and D.J. of Horseheads, NY; Jane and B. Robert Kennedy and their children Ryhan and B. Patrick of Horseheads, NY; Daniel and Kim Pesesky and their children Matthew and Kyle of Horseheads, NY; Edward Pesesky and his children Jillian, Jamie, and George of Elmira Heights, NY; great grandchildren: Gracie, Miranda, and Kayla; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Bernice Pesesky, Harriet Pesesky, Rita Pesesky, and Carl & Patricia Pesesky; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday February 4, 2008 from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday February 5, 2008 at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Thomas J. O'Brien will be the Celebrant of Mrs. Pesesky's Funeral Mass. Tess will be laid to rest with her beloved husband Fritz in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family wishes to thank the doctors and entire staff of 3-B at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the excellent and compassionate care of their mother and grandmother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/2/2008.
DAUM Richard E. Daum Sr
82, of Orwell Township, Pa., died Thursday evening, May 30, 2013, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Richard was born May 21, 1931, in Jersey City, N.J. the son of Clarence and Alice MacInte Daum. He was a graduate of Dickinson High School in Jersey City and subsequently served in the U.S. Air Force for four years during the Korean War. Richard was a graduate of Greeley College, Greeley, Colo. He was an educator for 12 years having taught first at the Dickinson High School and later at the Toms River High School. Richard was employed in the sales of precious metals for a number of years and served as a school bus contractor for the Towanda Area School District for 15 years until his retirement. He was a member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, Beirne-Webster VFW Post 1568 and Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191. Richard was an avid reader who enjoyed studying the Bible and history. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Eileen Boyle Daum, whom he married on April 22, 1962, in Jersey City; children, Richard Daum and Terri Madigan of Rome, Missy (Andy) Boardman, Robert (Kim) Daum of Towanda, Nancy (Chris) Thomas of Fredericksburg, Va.; grandchildren, Kelly Daum, Drew and Katie Boardman, Ali and Alex Daum, Claire and Dylan Thomas; brother and sister-in-law, George and Peggy Daum of Manchester, N.J.; brother-in-law, John Kucks of Hillsdale, N.J.; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Barbara Kucks. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. The Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home of Towanda, Pa., is assisting the Daum Family with arrangements. There are no calling hours. The family suggests that contributions may be directed to the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital Activities Fund, 91 Hospital Drive, Towanda, PA 18848 in Richard's memory. Towanda Daily Review – June 2, 2013
DAVIDSON Marilynn - WELLINGTON Marilynn
We mourn the passing of Marilynn Wellington. She was the matriarch of our family and a great contributor and friend to the Elmira Community. Marilynn was born July 31st, 1923, in Dayton, Washington. She was the daughter of Beulah and Edward Davidson. The family moved to Syracuse, where Marilynn and her sister Millicent grew up. Marilynn was very active in the First Baptist Church of Syracuse. She was an accomplished pianist, and played the piano for many functions. She was also an excellent student and graduated valedictorian of her class at Syracuse Central High School. Upon graduation from Syracuse University in 1944, she was married to Lt. Arthur Wellington. During WWII, she worked in New York City. After the war, the Wellingtons settled on Third Street in Elmira where they raised their four children. Even while raising her children, Marilynn began to make her mark in the community. She worked in the Hoffman School Library and the Westside Library alongside Martha Buck. She went on to become a family-care worker and worked with Ellen Wohl. As a Community Outreach worker for the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Marilynn served in many capacities. She was a founding member of The Westside Ministries with Reverend Edward Salc, Reverend Willie Wright and Father Sam Hale. She worked together with Delmar Rouse on the board of the Elmira Neighborhood House. She was on the Council of Churches and The Council of the Arts. She served on the Synod of the Northeast. she was an active member of the NAACP for many years and strove to ensure equal rights and fair housing for all citizens. Along with Natsue Kobayashi she founded the Second Place East which continues to serve the community. She was the founder, producer and director of the Black and White Teen Theater, a youth group formed after the death of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The group performed all over the state for several years. After the Attica uprising in the early 70's, Marilynn went into the Elmira prison as a creative writing teacher. She was instrumental in bringing in guest speakers such as guest Serling and Dustin Hoffman. Along with Marie Colucci, Marilynn went on to develop a self-awareness program called, "New Directions". The program was used for many years in facilities throughout the country. Marilynn was, first and foremost, a loving wife and mother. As a matriarch, she was inspirational on many levels. She shared her love of The Arts, Literature, Science and Nature. As an avid reader, she had a collection of books ranging from, the classics, to self awareness, to the humor of Charles Shultz. She taught many life lessons with the help of Charlie Brown. She also had a deep knowledge of the Bible. She studied the birds, the sea and astronomy. In the summer, one might find her pointing out the planets and constellations with a flashlight, while standing on the rocks of her beloved seaside cabin on the coast of Maine. She could often be found playing the piano in her living room, just as she had in her youth. Friends and family were the beneficiaries of her wit and wisdom provided by the many clever poems and posters she created for the numerous celebrations she put together and hosted. Most of all, we will remember that she taught, through word and deed, to accept and learn from all people. She taught to appreciate and be grateful for what we have, to give back, like she gave to the community of Elmira. She will be missed by her husband, Arthur, her sister Millicent, her children, David (Joan Ballinger), Sara (Ed Netski), Steven (Becki Good), James (Julie). Her grandchildren, David II (Johanna), Rachel, Chris Anne, Jennifer (Tim Rullo), James II (Sarah), Christopher and Patrice, and her great-grandchildren, David III, Alex, Kevin and Jamay. Friends may call at BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Thursday August 19, from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Lake Street Presbyterian Church on Friday August 20th at 11 a.m. Rev. Ross F. Raymond officiating. A luncheon will follow at the church. Interment of Marilynn's ashes will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira. In lieu of Flowers those wishing may make donations to Lake Street Presbyterian Church.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 17, 2010
DAVIES –EDNAJANE DAVIES SPRENG age 94 formerly of Pine City, NY passed away on Monday December 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Ednajane was born January 25, 1920 in Utica, NY the daughter of the late Thomas Aubrey Davies and Edna Rosina Blanchard Davies. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Cortland State Teachers College. Ednajane married her husband, William Edward Spreng on July 31, 1948 and he pre-deceased her on September 15, 1984. She was also pre-deceased by her brother-in-law Robert Spreng and sisters-in-law Dorothy Spreng Cox and Elizabeth Spreng both of Utica, NY. Mrs. Spreng was a Third Grade Teacher at Hendy Avenue School in Elmira, NY for 35 years retiring in 1987 and was a member of The Retired Teachers Association at Hendy Avenue School. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Elmira since 1933. Mrs. Spreng volunteered at The Information Desk at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center always greeting people with a smile. Ednajane is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law : Linda & Hans Liebe of San Antonio, Texas, Nancy & Michael Hughes of Waverly, NY, and Janice Sullivan of Coatsville, PA; son and daughter-in-law: Thomas E. & Sally Spreng of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Julie Hughes Romano of Waverly, NY, P.J. & Amy Sullivan of Scotland, Joe & Kate Sullivan of Plymouth, MA, Jennifer & Richard Bernal of Phoenix, AZ, Jason & Christy Spreng of Elmira, NY, and Kimberly Spreng of Elmira, NY; great grandchildren: Isabella Romano of Waverly, NY, Ava, Skylar, and Aaron Sullivan of Scotland, Ricky, Cynthia, and Zachary Bernal of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law: Peg (Mrs. Robert) Spreng of Dosman, Wisconsin; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday December 14, 2014 from 3-5 PM. Mrs. Spreng's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Arthur Reed officiating. Ednajane will be laid to rest next to her husband William in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Spreng through memorial contributions to The United Baptist Church 304 North Main Street Elmira, NY or to Alzheimer's Association 435 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY: Attention: Development Office for Alzheimer's Research. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/2014
DAVIS Maurice L.
Age 51, of 347 Woodlawn Ave., Elmira, NY. He was born January 7, 1957 in Philadelphia, PA, son of the late Maurice and Sedita (Johnson) Davis, and died Friday, August 1, 2008, unexpectedly at home. He was a beloved husband, father, "Pop Pop", brother, uncle and friend. Maurice is survived by his wife, Tanisha (Logan); children, Ronald (Rachel) Johnson of DE, Crystal Davis of TX, Kalil, Eddie, Jr., Raymond and a baby due in March 2009; niece, Thomia; nephews, Charles and Stevonte, all at home; brothers, Rev. Byron and Tyrone Davis, both of Philadelphia, PA; along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Maurice was a member and Deacon at Our Father's House of Prayer Eternal. Family and friends are invited to visit Our Father's House of Prayer Eternal (at New Beginnings Methodist Church), 330 W. Church St., Elmira, on Friday, August 8th, from 12 to 2 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Saturday, August 9th, at 11 a.m. Rev. Aola Jackson and Elder Willie Jackson, his Pastor and Elder, will officiate. Rev. Winslow will assist. Committal prayers with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/4/2008 - 8/6/2008
PFC. WILLARD C. DAVIS of Elmira. Killed in Action Dec. 4, 1944 in France. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lena Davis; daughter, Wanda Lee; son, Eugene; mother, Mrs. Marian Sherman of Elkland; brothers Gerald of Elmira, Kenneth of Mansfield, Harold of Elkland; sisters, Mrs. Rose Meckos of Elmira, Mrs. Kathleen Owlett of Elkland; several nieces and nephews. Military funeral Thursday 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1949
DAWSON - ALLMENDINGER, Clara L.
Age 83, of Elmira, died Sunday, April 15, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital - SNF. Clara was born December 11, 1923. She is predeceased by her former husband, Robert F. Allmendinger and several brothers and sisters. Clara is survived by her daughters and son-in-law, Mary C. Rizza of Phoenix, AZ, and Barbara A. and Thomas Diller of Elmira and Maitland, FL; sons and daughter-in-law, Robert D. Allmendinger with Cindy Sullivan, and Scott W. and Susan Allmendinger, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Kathleen, Kerry and Michael Rizza, Brian (Allison) Diller, Amy Diller, Kelley Johnson, Michael Allmendinger and Madixx Clark; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Amber, Jessie, Logan, Taylor, Tristyn and Jaelyn; brother and sister-in-law, James and Goldie Dawson of Sarasota, FL; sister, Alice Keller of Stow, OH; son-in-law, John Rizza of Florida; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Helen and Thomas Devlin of Long Island; along with special friends, Libby Forte, Doris Holleran, Mary Ann Rogers, Dolores Buck, Rita Wayne, Peg Sullivan, Amilia Morrell, and Betty McNamara. Clara was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving her country during WWII. She was a long time employee in the maternity ward at St. Joseph's Hospital. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, April 18, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held following calling hours at 7:15 p.m. Committal prayers and military honors will be held Friday, April 20, 2007 at 9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Clara's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira NY 14901. Clara's family would like to send a special thank-you to the 5th floor staff of St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the loving care given her.
DAY Elizabeth D. Hutcheson
Age 84 of Carthage NY and formerly a longtime resident of Short Hills Dr. in Horseheads died
Aug. 21, 2010 at the Country Manor Nursing Home in Carthage NY where she had been residing. Elizabeth was born May 1, 1926 in Wellsboro PA a daughter to Max and Eva Lewis Day. She was predeceased by her husband, Edwin Hutcheson in 1998. She is survived by her daughter, Diane (Larry) Covell of Watertown, NY; Son, Gary (Lesia) Hutcheson of Ordinary, VA, and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by 7 brothers and sisters. Elizabeth was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. Elizabeth loved to play cards and garden. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday Aug. 30, 2010 from 9-10 AM. Her service will follow at 10 AM with interment in WoodlawnNational Cemetery beside her late husband, Edwin. - Elmira Star Gazette, August 26, 2010
DEAN Edward D. Age 72 of Elmira and Cape Coral, FL died Thursday, April 6, 2006 in Cape Coral. Ed was the son of the late Herman and Mildred Dillon Dean. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Regina Ann Schiefen Dean; children with their families; Michael and Carolyn Dean of Elmira with children, Heather, Casey and Kevin; Karen Phillips of Elmira with children, Amy, Melissa, Julie and Jamie; Debra Carpenter and fiancé Bruce A. Horton of Elmira with children, Kathleen and Martin; Timothy and Chris Dean of Seneca Falls, NY with daughter April; Lisa and Kevin O'Neil of Brighton MI with children, Michael, Kelly and Katie; Terry and Darlene Dean of Cape Coral FL with children, Hannah, Victoria and Parker; great-grandchildren, Evelyn Dean, Elissa Phillips and Rachael Horton; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sandra and John Anderson and Linda and Patsy Cornacchio, all of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Richard and Kim Dean of Arnold, MD; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Corky Schiefen of Elmira, Charles and Donna Schiefen of Pine City, Marie Treat and Rita Landon, both of Elmira; along with 31 nieces and nephews. Ed was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Korean War. He retired from the NYS Department of Corrections after 29 years of service, then worked 15 years as a union official with Council 82/ AFL-CIO. Ed was an avid fisherman who also enjoyed gardening. Ed's greatest hobby and enjoyment came from his family, who love and miss him dearly. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, April 11, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, April 12, 2006 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Ed's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.
DEAN –GERTRUDE RUTH BONHAM age 86, passed away Sun. Apr. 13, 2014 at Highland Park Rehab & Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY. Born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Olson & Blanche I. Burlingame Dean. She was employed by A&P Foods for the entire time they were operating. Gertrude's many interests included family times with her grandchildren, Bingo and gardening. Surviving are her loving children, Leonard C. Bonham, William L. (Sylvia) Bonham, Larry T. Bonham, Patricia Birdsall, and Terry (John) Ames; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. In addition to her parents, Gertrude was predeceased by her husbands, Clyde Bonham and Charles Bonham; and siblings. A graveside service will take place on Thur. April 17, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11 a.m., meeting at the Walnut St. gate at 10:45 a.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/2014
ROBERT C. DEAN, 62, Elmira, NY died January 14, 1996. He was a former employee of the AJP Foods in Horseheads, NY for 18 years and custodian of the Elmira City School District for 12 years. Mr. dean is survived by his wife of 37 years, Helen, Elmira, NY; daughter, Ellen Friedrich, Elmira; five grandchildren; brothers Earl and Faye Dean, Canton, Richard and Cindy Dean, Columbia Cross roads; sisters, Bertha and Robert Wolfe, Columbia Cross Roads, Beverly and Stanley Bennett, Elmira; sister-in-law, Janice Dean, Gillett; a mother-in-law and brothers-in-law; many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by brothers, Manning and Harold Dean and sister, Rachel Earle. Funeral service was held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, January 16. Interment was in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials in Mr. dean’s name to the St. Joseph Hospital’s Oncology Dept. the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Neonatal Unit of the American Cancer Society. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
DEAN Walter "Red" died on August 15, 2005 in Haines City, FL. He was born on August 11, 1927 in Montour Falls, NY, the son of the late Walter S. and Isa Beattie Dean. He is survived by his wife, Laura Dean; nieces, Linda Wager of Burdett, NY, and Jane Salyer of Branchport, NY; also by three stepchildren; and special friends, John and Mary Kellogg of Odessa, NY. Red retired from Seneca Army Depot, Romulus, NY in 1982, where he worked for 31 years. Red was a former chief of the Burdett Fire Department. He was a life member of the South Seneca Sportsman Club, VFW, American Legion, Elks, and Moose Clubs. He was also a member of the Lake Alfred Florida Lions Club, where he enjoyed winters for many years. Red served in the 5th Regimental Combat team during the Korean Conflict and received a Purple Heart for injuries sustained. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Odessa Lions Club, Odessa, New York, or to a charity of one's choice in Red's name. In keeping with Red's wishes, there will be no calling hours and a graveside service will be held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, August 25, 2005, at 11:00 a.m. Tom Williams will officiate. The Cole-Hansonberger-DeLand American Legion Post #676, Odessa, NY, will conduct Military Honors for Mr. Dean. Arrangements under the direction of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY.
DECKER - Harold L. Age 80, of Broad Street, died Monday, May 22, 2006, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. He was born March 25, 1926, in Elmira, New York. He was a veteran of the United States Army, serving during World War II. He was a loving father and grandfather and a good friend. He is survived by his family sons, Michael J. (Tanya) Decker of Waverly and Warren T. Decker, also of Waverly; stepson, Wayne (Nikki) Allen of Waverly; stepdaughter, Lila (Kenny) Bennett of Elmira, NY; and four grandchildren, Jordan and John Roloson, and Selena and Wayne Allen II; as well as his brother, Robert L. Decker of Elmira, NY; also several nieces, nephews and cousins. A graveside service with Military Honors will be held Friday, May 26, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are with the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY.
DECKER Henry M. Sr.
Age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 3, 1932 in Elmira, NY to the late Frederick and Beatrice (Lewis) Decker and died on September 20, 2012. He was predeceased by his wife Dorothy (Eddy) Decker and great-grandson Hezekiah. He is survived by his children Rose (Mike Ranck) Foster, Hank (Ellen), Harold (Kathy), Roxanne (Rick) Corey, Tracey (Dan) Wheaton and Bud (Bernie); grandchildren DJ, Ondrea, Ryan, Angela, Thomas, Jason, Kevin, Nicholas, Luis and Trinity; and eleven great- grandchildren. Henry retired after many years of service at Kennedy Valve. Friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 3-5 pm. His funeral service will follow there at 5 pm. Pastor Scott Wolf will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery with military honors accorded at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – September 21, 2012
DECKER Robert L.
Age 72, of Elmira, died Sunday, March 9, 2008 at Elcor Health Services. Bob was born November 24, 1935, a son of the late Harrison and Blanche Carrigan Decker. He is also predeceased by his wife Margaret L. Decker, sisters, Gladys Saxbury, Geraldine Harris, Loretta Travis, Edna Hamilton, and brother Harold Decker. Bob is survived by his children, Timothy J. Decker of Elmira; Patricia A. McNeil of Erin with husband Jeff, and daughter Michelle; Steven M. Decker of Elmira; Deborah L. Levanduski of Elmira Heights, with husband Jeff and sons, Zachary and Eric; good friends and neighbors, Jack and Thelma Tyler; along with several nieces, nephews, in-laws. Bob graduated from Southside High School in 1953, and enjoyed being on the reunion committee. He entered the U.S. Army in 1955, attaining the rank of Sgt. (E5). Discharged in September 1958, he joined the National Guard for 7 years, attaining the rank of 1st Lieutenant. Bob worked as a driver/salesman for 7-UP for 19 ½ years. The company then merged with Elmira Pepsi-Cola and Bob was a pre-sell salesman with Pepsi for almost 20 years retiring in 1998. He enjoyed basketball and softball, playing on teams for 7-UP/Pepsi until he was 61. Bob took great pride in chairing a committee for a one-night basketball tournament for MDA. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, March 12, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Interment, with full military honors will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Thursday, March 13, 2008. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/10/2008 - 3/11/2008.
DEDOMINICK Samuel A. Age 88, of Elmira, died Sunday, July 17, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Sam is survived by his wife of 59 years, Genevieve; daughter, Jillian Darlene Leigh, Knoxville, TN; son, Bruce (Anne) DeDominick, Elmira Heights with their son, David V. Cardone, Arlington, VA; son, Tony DeDominick, Knoxville, TN; daughter, Patrice (Jim) Rennie of Snellville, GA; grandchildren, Mary Beth and Erin Rennie of Snellville; sisters, Almerida Lewis, Montour Falls and Lena Solometo, Seneca Falls; many nieces, nephews and many friends. Predeceased by parents, Antonio and Marietta Sforza DeDominicis. Sam was a Communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira, Army Veteran of WWII as a Combat Engineer and retired electrician after 40 years from NYS Electric & Gas Corp. Sam was a Member of The Elks Club, a bowler and an avid outdoorsman as a hunter. Those wishing may make a donation in his Memory to the Chemung County Nursing Facility (envelopes available at church). There will be no calling hours, but relatives and friends are invited to attend his Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, July 30th, 2005, Rev. Richard Farrell presider. Committal service with Military Honors to follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
DEERING Edna Lucille (Deering) Sly
passed away on Thursday morning, August 25th, with her son by her side. Edna was born August 29th, 1923 in New Albany, IN to Frank and Nellie (Riggle) Deering. Edna is survived by a loving family: her son and daughter in law; her grandson and his wife; and her great-granddaughter. Edna was predeceased by her husband Raymond Sly, whom she married November 26th, 1944. A graduate of Elmira College, Edna was an active member of the ADK sorority. Edna served 26 years as a fourth grade school teacher at Center Street Elementary School in the Horseheads School District, retiring in 1989. During her time at the school she also volunteered with the American Red Cross and worked as a first aid instructor. After retiring Edna volunteered at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, where she gave over 23,000 hours of service. Edna enjoyed traveling the country with her husband and family and was an avid dog lover. There will be no prior calling hours. Graveside services will be held in the Woodlawn National Cemetery on Monday, August 29th, at one o'clock PM. Donations can be made in her name to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center volunteer service, The American Red Cross, or the Chemung County Humane Society. Star Gazette – August 28, 2011
ROBERT E. DEERY, age 88 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 3, 1926 in Elmira, son of the late Earl and Louella (Northrup) Deery and passed away Monday, November 24, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his brother, Earl Deery, Jr. in 1947 and his sister, Jean Arnold in 2013 and is survived by his wife of 65 years, Ella Deery; his children and their spouses Eugene and Jeanne Deery of Elmira, Deborah and Scott Beschler of Elmira Heights, Cheryl and Walter Michalko, Darlene and Warren Stephenson all of Elmira; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob retired from Surface Finishing Technologies in Elmira. He was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church; a WWII veteran serving in the U. S. Army and was a member of the American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 26th from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Friday, November 28th from 10 am to 12 noon, with Robert's funeral service to follow at 12 noon. Rev. Dr. David Sullivan will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bob through donations to Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church Memorial Fund. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/25/2014
PAUL HERBERT DEISEROTH of Pine Valley, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away February 8, 2016, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira after a brief illness. He had achieved 87 years of age with grace, humor and patience. A native Elmiran, Paul graduated from Elmira Free Academy, served his country for four years in the United States Air Force, and began a 42 year career with the New York Telephone Company. He recently celebrated his 61st wedding anniversary to his Elmira College bride, Marilyn Deiseroth, the love of his life. Paul is survived by Marilyn and their three children, Bruce Deiseroth of Horseheads, Judy Williams Muser of Cornwall on Hudson and her husband George Muser, and son Paul Deiseroth in Arizona; two grandchildren, Bruce's daughters, Alexi Deiseroth of Horseheads and Nikki Upham and her husband Kent of Hershey, PA; their mother, Sandy Deiseroth of Big Flats; and a host of other cherished family and friends. All are left to mourn the loss of this vibrant, generous, thoughtful and fun-loving man who told great stories; was an avid reader, made excellent homemade wine, and lived life to its fullest. Paul was a lifelong hunter and fisherman and a member of "The Lakewood Sportsmen's Club" on the Southside. He was a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Horseheads, a proud member of the American Legion Post 447and the BPOE Elks Club in Horseheads. Paul was pre-deceased by his parents, Agnes (Radka) and Herbert Deiseroth; and his brother, Arthur Deiseroth. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, February 12, 2016, from 4-6PM. Funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 6PM. Interment will be held in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial donations in Paul's memory to the Millport Volunteer Fire Department, 2016 Crescent St., Millport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/10/2016
DELLOW Roy H. Of Cayuta, NY and formerly of the Syracuse, NY area, died, Saturday, August 11, 2001 at his home, under the care of his family and Southern Tier Hospice at the age of 54 following a lengthy illness with cancer. Roy was born on May 8, 1947 in Cortland, NY son, of Leslie and Florence Courtney Dellow. He served in the United States Air Force during the Vietnam War as an Aviation Mechanic. After returning home, he married Pam Tice on June 12, 1971 in Homer, NY. Together they have been involved in "Muzzle-Loaders" and have honored a way of life prior to the 1840's for many years. Roy was a member of the "Land of the Seneca's". He was employed by Cornell University. Roy enjoyed caring for his home and being close to his family, especially during his illness. Surviving is his wife and best friend, Pam Tice Dellow; his sons, Robert Dellow, Thomas Dellow and his fiance, Rebecca Bassett, all of Cayuta, NY; Roy's loving mother, Florence Dellow of Cortland, NY; sister's and brother's, Ruth (Gerald) Breeds of Moravia, NY, Charles (Gloria) Dellow of Cortland, NY, Janice (John) Kowatch of Auburn, NY and Caryl (Roy) Smith of Pompey, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, cherished neighbors and friends. Roy was predeceased by his father, Leslie Dellow. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, August 14, 2001 from 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place there on Wednesday (10:00 AM) in the Gardens with the Reverend Eleanor Haber officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Chemung County Veterans Military Honor Guard. Following funeral services Roy will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and his ashes will be buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Age 52 of Horseheads, NY died Monday, June 20, 2011 unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his wife Linda of Horseheads; sister Evelyn Turner of Alabama. Joe was formerly employed with Armor Coatings; was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was a Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Flyers fan. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service with military honors on Wednesday, July 6th at 1 pm at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – July 3, 2011
DENMARK - LANZILLOTTO
Marian J. Age 82, of 2017 Lake St., Elmira, NY. She was born October 11, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late Ralph and Agnes (Barr) Denmark, and died Tuesday, March 27, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Joseph in 1991; son, Ralph in 1968; and brother, Harold Denmark. She is survived by her children, Mary Lou and John O'Dell of Wellsburg, Nicholas and Daphne Lanzillotto of Horseheads, Pat and Steve Storm of GA, Nancy Widrig of Elmira, Frank and Patty Lanzillotto of Lockwood, Anthony and Ellen Lanzillotto of Horseheads, Diane and Russ Rodgers of Elmira; 13 grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Denmark, Jr. of Tampa, FL; sister, Betty Hayduk of Elmira; sister-in-law, Katherine Denmark; and her dogs, Charlie and Tippy. Marian and Joseph met in 1945 while both were working at St. Joseph's Hospital. They married on October 16, 1946, after which Marian stopped working to start and raise their family. Throughout the years, her door was always open to all her family and friends. She enjoyed cooking, bingo, was an avid Yankees and Elmira Jackals fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, April 1st, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, April 2nd, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Rev. Thomas O'Brien, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marian through donations to St. Joseph's Hospital Dialysis Unit, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14902.
DENNIS –DOROTHY M. AVERY, age 89 of Elmira, NY, passed away on Tuesday, October 28, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on October 12, 1925 in Hornell, NY to the late Harold and Evelena Dennis. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence Avery in 2013. She is survived by her daughters, Donna Symonds of Elmira and Pamela Basilicato of Horseheads; grandchildren, Roy Trimmer of Elmira, Mickey Basilicato and Alissa Basilicato both of Horseheads; along with several nieces, nephews and close friends. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Dorothy on Wednesday, November 26 at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/23/2014
DePUE William "Bill" or
"Grumpy" to Julia and Josh
Age 58, of Pine City, NY, died at Corning Hospital, Corning, NY Saturday, July 18th, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer. Bill was the son of the late John and Barbara (Frisbee) DePue. He was born in Elmira, November 15th, 1950. Surviving him is his loving wife and dearest friend, Liz; daughters, Kristin (Gary) Horn of Elmira, Sarah DePue (Mike Adario) of Elmira; grandchildren, Julia and Josh; brother and best friend, Richard "Dick" (Debbie-Susi) DePue of Elmira Heights, NY, and brother, John (Sue) DePue of Pine City; sister, Donna Davenport of Clearwater, FL; several nieces and nephews, including Michael (Nikki) DePue, and their children, Lexie and Austin, Tim (Kaylee) DePue and their son, Joshua; brother-in-law, Jim Davenport; the mother of Bill's children, Carla (Mike) Booker with Carla's mother, Adeline Church of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. In addition, Bill is dearly missed by his loving mother and father-in-law, Lois and Bill Johnson; sisters and brothers-in-law, Doug and Kathy Packard, Adrienne Harnas, Jennifer and Ed (Strong) Eilhardt, Harry Taylor, Tara (Jim) Ameigh, Jackie (Elliot) Taylor; loving friends Vicki and Vinnie Freeman of Elizabeth City, NC. Although the Vietnam War changed his life, Bill was proud to be an ARMY veteran of the Vietnam War. Bill also was very proud to serve on the Chemung County Honor Guard. He worked for the United States Postal Service for 25 years. Those who knew Bill the best can see the man he was in the lyrics of the song "Pilgrim". Written and sung by Kris Kristofferson; Wearin' yesterday's misfortunes like a smile-Ounce he had a future full of money, love, and dreams, Which he spent like they was goin' outa style-And he keeps right on a 'changin' for the better or the worse, Searchin' for a shrine he's never found-Never knowin' if believin' is a blessin' or a curse, Or if the goin' up was worth the comin' down-He's a poet, he's a picker-He's a prophet, he's a pusher-He's a pilgrim and a preacher, and problem when he's stoned-He's a walkin' contradiction, partly fiction, Takin' every wrong direction on his lonely way back home. He has tasted good and evil in your bedrooms and your bars, and he's traded in tomorrow for today-Runnin' from his devils, Lord, and reachin for the stars, And losin' all he's loved along the way-But if this world keeps right on a turnin for the better of the worse, And all he ever gets is older and around-From the rockin' of the cradle to the rollin' of the hearse, the goin' up was worth the comin' down. Bill will be truly missed by all who understood his love, life and were blessed by the love he held in his soul. Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2009, at 1:00 p.m. with full Military Honors accorded, paying tribute to Bill's personal sacrifice to our freedom and country. All family, friends and most of all veterans are welcome. The Rev. Dan Pickering will officiate. A memorial service to celebrate the life of Bill will be later in the week and will be announced. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/20/2009 - 7/21/2009
DeRICO Catherine B. Wood
Elmira: Age 81, died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at her home. Catherine was born November 29, 1930, a daughter of Anthony and Lena (DeMartino) DeRico. She is predeceased by her sister and brother-in-law, Theresa and Larry Servedio. Catherine is survived by her husband Boyd "Bud" W. Wood; daughter and son-in-law, Linda and Norm Theetge, Lowman with children, Michael, Angie and Norm, Jr. (Mary); son and daughter-in-law, Ken and Sue Wood, Elmira, with son Christopher; son Nicholas J. DeRico with wife Lisa King, Elmira, and children, Lotus King and Aden DeRico; brother and sister-in-law, Nicholas and Mary DeRico, Elmira; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Robert and Donna Wood, Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Kyla, Lucy and Evelyn; along with several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – November 19, 2012
DERRIG - USSELMAN, Helen K.
Age 81, of Elmira, died at her home on Monday, February 25, 2008. Helen was born March 29, 1926, a daughter of the late Martin and Maude (Stickles) Derrig. She is also predeceased by her husband, Robert F. Usselman. Helen is survived by her children, with their spouses, Robert G. and Rita Usselman of Alden, MD, Barbara J. Barlow of Christiansburg, VA, Mary A. and John F. Hughes of Elmira, Stephen W. and Cody Usselman of Elmira, Martin J. Usselman of Christiansburg, VA, Rita and Calvin Wooster of Elmira, Eileen F. Usselman of Elmira, Theresa L. and Timothy Hughes of Pine City; 13 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Ruth and Gerald Gray of Elmira. Helen was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She was a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 29, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. The rosary will be recited at the conclusion of calling hours, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/26/2008 - 2/27/2008.
DesJARDINS Rita M. Lemery
December 3, 2013. Predeceased by her husband, Harry V. Lemery. She is survived by her children, George Lemery, Teri (Jack) Kosmicki, Michael (Karen) Lemery and Paul Lemery; grandchildren, Mary (Matt) Ruberti, Jack (Susie) Kosmicki and Dr. Chris (Jenell) Kosmicki; six great-grandchildren; brothers, Arthur (Lois) DesJardins and Charles (Jean) DesJardins; nieces and nephews. A Funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, 9:30 AM at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY. Interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in her memory may be made to a charity of your choice. Star Gazette – December 8, 2013
DEVINE Robert G. "The Big Guy" Traveled across the river to the other side on Tuesday, August 22, 2006. Bob was born March 18, 1924, the son of Robert H. and Clara McDonald Devine. He is survived by his wife of 60 years Betty Hetherington Devine; daughters and son-in-law, Linda L. and Curtis Hartman, Caron L. Devine, and Cathleen E. Devine, with Robert Layton; all of Elmira; grandchildren, Jason W. (Jennifer) Hartman of Arkport, NY and Gabriel L. Hartman of Elmira; cousin Carolyn Ostrander Hartshorn of Pine, CO; and very close friends, the Feldman Family. Bob was an accomplished musician who played guitar in many local bands, he was a published poet, and he competed in quick draw shooting events. Bob was a gentle man who loved to garden, work in the yard, and feed the birds and animals. He was a quiet, but proud, WWII veteran. Bob was serving in the last Horse Cavalry unit in the Army at the start of the war. When the unit disbanded he volunteered for a raid with Merrill's Marauders into Burma, then traveled north into China where he flew on C-46 Commando's, flying "over the hump" from India into China with supplies for the Flying Tigers and Chinese Army. Bob spent almost the entire war in the China-Burma-India Theatre. Upon finally returning to the U.S. he served AAF as a top turret gunner/mechanic in B-24's. Bob retired from the Elmira City School District where he served in many positions. He was custodian/caretaker of Parker Field, where he was known as "The Big Guy". During his school district career Bob took care of the athletic facilities and pools at both EFA and SHS. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday, August 28, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. at the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church Street, Elmira. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Bob was a cowboy. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/25/06
ARTHUR L. DEVORE, age 75, passed away at home with his loving family by his side on Friday, March 24, 2017. Art was born in Elmira, a son of the late Olga (Sbedico) DeVore and Roland C. DeVore Sr. In addition to his mother and father, he was also predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Roland C. Jr. and Eleanor DeVore; brother-in-law, Ronald Payne; great-granddaughter, Addison Claire Decker; his "old buddy" and uncle, William Richards; uncle, Julius Sbedico. Art is survived by his loving companion of 40 years, Donna O'Toole DeVore; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Mark Fanelli of Elmira with daughters, Molly (Terrence) Decker and Caitlin (Jason Krusen) Eagen; Paige and Dan Sandore of Davenport, Fla., with children, Cortney (Stephen) Matteson, Taylor (Phil Graves) Sandore, and Adam (Christina Farrell) Sandore; Dana and Jose Velez of St. Augustine, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Nicki O'Toole of Waverly, N.Y., with children, Patrick, Isabella, Kevin Michael, and Dylan O'Toole; sister, Marilyn Payne of San Jose, Calif.; aunt, Gloria Richards of Pine City; mother-in-law, Cora Amentler of Chemung; nieces, Renee Kokkoris, Laura Serafino; nephew, Roland DeVore III; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruce and Sandy Amentler, Anthony Amentler, and William Tice, all of Elmira; several cousins; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; faithful canine companion, Cisco III, who never left Art's side. Art was excited about the pending birth of a great-granddaughter in May. He is also survived by special friends, Bob Kelley, Joe Szerszen, Jack Saginario, Jay Palmer, George Snell, Dick Peterson, Jerry Potson, along will a host of other friends too numerous to list. Art is survived by his loving companion of 40 years, Donna O'Toole DeVore; daughters and sons-in-law, Kim and Mark Fanelli of Elmira with daughters, Molly (Terrence) Decker and Caitlin (Jason Krusen) Eagen; Paige and Dan Sandore of Davenport, Fla., with children, Cortney (Stephen) Matteson, Taylor (Phil Graves) Sandore, and Adam (Christina Farrell) Sandore; Dana and Jose Velez of St. Augustine, Fla.; son and daughter-in-law, Kevin and Nicki O'Toole of Waverly, N.Y., with children, Patrick, Isabella, Kevin Michael, and Dylan O'Toole; sister, Marilyn Payne of San Jose, Calif.; aunt, Gloria Richards of Pine City; mother-in-law, Cora Amentler of Chemung; nieces, Renee Kokkoris, Laura Serafino; nephew, Roland DeVore III; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Bruce and Sandy Amentler, Anthony Amentler, and William Tice, all of Elmira; several cousins; and an extended family of nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; faithful canine companion, Cisco III, who never left Art's side. Art was excited about the pending birth of a great-granddaughter in May. He is also survived by special friends, Bob Kelley, Joe Szerszen, Jack Saginario, Jay Palmer, George Snell, Dick Peterson, Jerry Potson, along will a host of other friends too numerous to list. Art was a graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1960. After school, he enlisted for four years in the U.S. Coast Guard. Art worked for New York State Corrections for a short time before joining the New York State Police on May 6, 1968. He had a nearly 30-year career as a Trooper, working most of that time with Troop E, retiring on Oct. 19, 1994. Art was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He had a lifelong love of baseball. Art has been to every Major League ballpark, many with his old buddy Bill and other friends. He was a longtime member of the Downtown Athletic Club. After a workout at the club, Art and others could be found at Lights Bakery, solving the problems of the world. Art's greatest joy was spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren. At Art's request, there will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, on Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 11 a.m. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may remember Art, and honor his grandsons, Patrick and Dylan, with a donation to either the University of Minnesota Children's Hospital, 2450 Riverside Ave., Minneapolis, MN or the Ronald McDonald House of Minnesota, 818 Fulton St. SE, Minneapolis, MN. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Sayre Morning Times 3/28/2017
DEWATER –SYLVIA M. HANSEN. Of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, November 27, 2002 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her children, Jacquelyn L. (James Mattucci) Kennedy, Jay L. (Laurie) Hansen, Jeffery L. Hansen, and Jane L. (Elmer "Skip") Brown Jr. all of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Richard, Angela, Gary, Jim, Tim, Heather and Wilson; great grandchildren, Nickolaus, Shawna and Alexandretta; sisters, Frances Henderson, Rosemary Breese and JoAnn Fretz; brothers, Marvin DeWater and Gifford DeWater; also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband, Jack L. Hansen and daughter, Jennifer Hansen. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Loyal Order Of The Moose, Member of The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary, a Communicant of St. Mary's Church and a Red Cross volunteer for more than 40 years. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave on Saturday, November 30, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with funeral and committal service there Saturday at 4:00 PM. The Rev. Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Interment will be held in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette
DEWERT Leland L.
Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, December 2, 2008. Leland was born on August 23, 1944 in Corning, NY. Leland served our country in the United States Army-Air Force during the Vietnam War. He retired as a service manager for Albee Truck Sales in Elmira after many years of service. He was a fanatic of watching football on TV and an avid outdoors man. He is going to be sadly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife of 16 years, Grace (Beardslee) Dewert; mother, Alice (Fredricks) Whispell of Elmira Heights; sons, Dennis (Tabatha) Beardslee, and Chad Lane, both of Elmira; sister, Bonnie (Dale) Robinson of Tampa, FL; half siblings, Jimmy Miller of Geneva, NY, Otto Miller of Watkins Glen, Suzie Copp of Elmira, NY, Ritchie Dewert and Rosemary Dewert, both of Campbell, NY; grandchildren, Jessica and Kristen Beardslee; stepmother, Geraldine Dewert; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Leland was predeceased by his father, Leland, Sr.; infant twin daughters; sister, Pat Gillitte; father and mother-in-law, Charles and Coral Beardslee; aunt, Beatrice Dewert; uncle, Frances Dewert; lifetime friend, Henry Price. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, December 5, 2008, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 3 p.m., along with Military Honors. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Leland can be made to the American Diabetes Association, Central NY Region, 356 N. Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/4/2008 - 12/5/2008
DICKERSON Joseph A., Sr. Age 90, of Beaver Dams, died Friday, December 16, 2005, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility. Joe was predeceased by his wife, Lena, in 1999; and is survived by his sons and daughter, Curtis (Judith) Dickerson of Beaver Dams, NY, Linda Harris of Elmira, NY, Joseph (Nancy) Dickerson Jr. of Watkins Glen, NY; grandchildren, Kaye (David) Seelye of Columbus City, IA, Scott (Kim) Dickerson of Wichita, KS, Christina (Keith) Rekczis of Reading Center, NY, Lauren (Wendy) Richtmyer of Odessa, NY, Matthew Dickerson of Watkins Glen, NY, Aaron (Amy) Dickerson of Beaver Dams, Frank (Ramona) Dickerson of Dallas, TX, Kelly (Nathan) Wooley of Arkansas; 13 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Joe was also predeceased by his brothers, Westley Tuttle, William Dickerson, Frank Dickerson. Joe was a longtime farmer and retiree of Corning, Incorporated. He had a passion for hunting and fishing, watching baseball and playing cards. He also enjoyed reading and crossword puzzles. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 6-8:00 and again on Tuesday from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon where services will follow at 12:00 noon with the Rev. Matthew Pickering officiating. Interment service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may express their sympathy to Five Rivers Council of the Boy Scouts of America, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901, or Seneca View Nursing Facility, 220 Steuben St., Montour Falls, NY 14865.
DICKINSON Andrew M. Age 82, of 1311B Hall St., Elmira, NY. He was born February 12, 1924, son of the late Andrew and Anna (Barett) Dickinson, and died Thursday, June 15, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He married Lois Lynch on July 17, 1948 in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and she predeceased him on August 15, 1996. He was also predeceased by his sister, LaValle Marks; brothers-in-law, Charles and Robert Lynch; and nephew, David Lynch. Mr. Dickinson is survived by his children and their spouses, Gregory and Lawrence Dickinson, both of Elmira, Kevin and Linda Dickinson of Bath, NY, Steven Dickinson of San Diego, CA, Melanie and Jude Bulman of Derry, NH, Jeffrey and Jennifer Dickinson of Elmira; grandchildren, Giulia, Matt and Whitney Dickinson, Patrick and Jonathan Bulman; brothers-in-law, Ellsworth (Samera) Lynch of Elmira, W. Phillip (Mary Ann) Lynch of Webster, NY, Donald Lynch of Caywood, NY, and George (Pete) Marks of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Shirley Newcomb of Brighton, NY, Dorothy (Eugene) Walker of Scottsville, NY, Annette Lynch of Elmira, and Mary Lou Lynch of Tonawanda, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Dickinson retired from New York Telephone (Verizon), was a former member and chairman of the Elmira City Planning Commission, a Scoutmaster of Troop 66 at St. Cecilia's Church, and was a U.S. Army veteran with the 491st Port Battalion, serving during WWII, with 30 months in New Guinea and the Philippines. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, June 19th, from 4 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, June 20th, at 11 a.m. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with full Military Honors, will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
LOUIS R. DILDINE, age 67 of Erin, NY passed away on Saturday January 10, 2015 at Guthrie/Corning Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Louis was born February 12, 1947 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Leo and Mary Sopp Dildine. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army. Louis married his wife, Elizabeth M. "Betty" Bellinger Dildine, on January 8, 1977 and she predeceased on December 29, 2014. Louis was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He had worked at Trayer Products in Elmira, NY. Louis is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law: Christy & William Hager of Addison, NY and Karrie & Matt Lewis of Horseheads, NY; son: Chad Dildine of Erin, NY; grandchildren: Peyton Hager, William Hager Jr., and Hunter Hager all of Addison, NY and Tyler Lewis and Kaylee Lewis both of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Alan & Rena Dildine of Beaver Dams, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Jeanne & Ed Stafford of Florida and Annette & James Valentine of Arizona; mother-in-law: Clara Harris Bellinger of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Patricia & Jack Martin of Elmira, NY, Norman H. & Carolyne Bellinger of Horseheads, NY, and Samuel Bellinger and Michael Deep of Manhattan, 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 W. Broad St., Horseheads,, NY on Thursday January 15, 2015 from 6-8 PM. Louis's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Louis will be laid to rest with his wife Betty in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY on Friday January 16, 2015 at 11 AM where full Military Honors will be accorded. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/13/2015
JESSE E. DIMMICK, Upper Mt. Zoar St., Saturday, July 10, 1948. Survived by wife, Eleanor; son, Edward; daughters, Evelyn, Anna Mae and Esther, all at home. The body is at the Davis Funeral Home where funeral will be held Tuesday 2 p.m. The Rev. Eldred C. Simkins. Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1948
DITOLLA - STEIL
Jeanne M. Long-time Resident of Fassett, PA died Friday evening, May 4, 2001 at the Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA, following an illness at the age of 67. Jeanne was born on June 26, 1933 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of William and Gertrude Thruber Ditolla. She married Theodore Steil Jr. on July 3, 1954 in Brooklyn, NY. Together they have been a part of the Fassett, PA community for many years. Jeanne's interest included Bingo, Arts, Crafts, and Ceramics. She operated her own business at the Flea Market in Wellsburg, NY for many years. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church on Franklin St. in Elmira. Jeanne was a loving wife, mother and grandmother who enjoyed time spent with her family and many friends. Surviving is her husband of 46 years, Theodore Steil Jr. of Fassett, PA; her children, Theodore III and Nancy Steil of South Williamsport, PA; William and Debbie Steil of Castlehayne, NC; Marie and Ernie Zimmer of Gillett, PA; Kathleen and Douglas Michaels of Erin, NY; Michael and Roxann Steil of Bectelville, PA; and Susan Steil of N. Wildwood, NJ; twelve grandchildren; a sister, Susan and Robert Voigt of Coatsville, IN; a brother, William Ditolla of Spring Hill, FL; along with nieces and nephews. Friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway on Tuesday, May 8, 2001 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday (10AM) with the Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Jeanne's family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association or the American Lung Association in her memory. Envelopes are available at the funeral home.
DIVERIS Kosmas J. Age 80, of Elmira, died Monday, January 29, 2007. Survived by wife of 57 years, Betty; daughters, Irene Diveris and Dan McDavid, Woodbridge, VA, Jennifer (John) Capandonis, Elmira, Michele (Daniel) Ferraro, Vestal; grandchildren, Jason and Chie Weddington, Japan, Adam Weddington, MD, Kelly Weddington, VA, Kara Capandonis, MD, Christine and Henry Schultz, SC, Kosmas John Diveris II, Syracuse, Carmen Ferraro, Elmira, Sara Ferraro, MD; great-grandchildren, John Diveris, Syracuse, Misaki Weddington, Japan; godchildren, Christopher Pappas, Christina Pappas, Elmira; brother, Hercules (Joan) Diveris, Albany; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by son, John; brother, Michael (Mary) Diveris. Kosmas was retired as a school principal, a veteran of the US Air Force, WWII, and retired as a Lt. Colonel, Air Force reserves. He was a member of the Elmira Heights Legion and the Ahepa Lodge, Elmira. Those wishing may make donations to St. Athanasios Church in his memory. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, February 1, 2007, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., prayer service there Friday, 9:15 a.m., followed by his Funeral Service at 10 a.m. in St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
DLUGOSH ELIZABETH TAGGI
Julius L. and Elizabeth Taggi - June 10, 2007 and November 27, 2006
A Memorial Mass will be held for both Julius and Elizabeth in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Thomas O'Brien will celebrate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with full Military Honors.
DLUGOSH - TAGGI
Elizabeth Loving wife, beloved mother & grandmother Was born November 9, 1924 in Dundee, NY, the daughter of the late Ignacy and Josephine (Tylka) Dlugosh, died peacefully on Monday, November 27, 2006, at the Rochester General Hospital in Rochester, NY. Her siblings, John, Walt, Mary, Rosie, Hon and Agnes predeceased her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Julius L. Taggi; beloved children, son, Richard Taggi; daughters and sons-in-law, Diane and Timothy Hewitt; Sharon and Dale Culver; much-loved grandchildren, Dr. Elizabeth Hewitt, Kathryn Hewitt and Patrick Hewitt; Seth Culver and Nathan Culver; brothers, Thomas Dlugosh; John Mars; sisters, Ann Calveric, Virginia Lott and Josephine Moore; brother-in-law, Albert (Ann) Taggi; along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by close friends, Jackie Kiser, Pat Dickinson, Marisa Collins and Dorothy Hoskins. Elizabeth retired from the US Postal Service in 1984 after 20 dedicated years of service as a postal clerk. She was a communicant of St. Casimir Church. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Mass will be held in St. Charles Borromeo Church at a date and time to be announced. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
DOBBS Charles M., Sr.
Age 90 of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday December 19, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by children, William F. (Marilyn) Dobbs, Charles M. (Theresa L.) Dobbs, Jr., and Sharon L. (Joseph) McNaney; grandchildren, Heather (Adam) Mingos, Jon (Jessica) Dobbs, William Dobbs II, Taylor E. Dobbs, Emily L. Dobbs, Nicole L. Freas, Jeremy J. (Judy) Freas, and Kari L. McNaney; great grandchildren, Veronica, Hunter, Melanie, Alexis, Alex, Jeremy Jr., Angelica, and Alyssa. Charles was a member of the NYS Magistrate's Association, a United States Army Air Corp Veteran of WW II, having served in the 381st. Bomb Group, member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post # 154, the Big Flats Historical Society and President of the Southern Tier Chapter of Former New York State Troopers Association. Family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, on Thursday December 27, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 8:00 PM Father Donald Mathews will officiate. With Graveside Service Friday at 10:30 AM in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY with Military Honors. Those wishing may make Memorials to the American Cancer Society or the New State Troopers Foundation, 3 Airport Park Blvd, Latham NY 12110-1441. Star Gazette – December 23, 2012
STANLEY W. DOBEK age 94, of Horseheads, NY, passed away on May 29, 2015 at Elcor Health Services. He was born on November 1, 1920 in Elmira, NY to the late Valentine and Louise Dobek. Stanley was predeceased by his wife, Pauline in 2007. He is survived by his step-children, Robert (Tracy) Locke of Canandaigua, NY, William (Deborah) Locke of Midlothian, VA, Richard (Susan) Locke of Horseheads and Debra Ann Grant of Midlothian, VA; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to attend a committal service for Stanley on Friday, June 12th at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, with Father Christopher Linsler officiating. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/2015
DODSON Mary E. Kennedy
Of Elmira, died December 9, 2010, at home surrounded by her family. Mary was born April 4, 1924, daughter of Leslie and Mary Dodson. She is survived by her children Carole (Patrick) Tuohy, Kathleen (James) Holley and Robert (Diane) Kennedy and grandchildren Michael (Danielle) and Sean Tuohy, Abigail and Andrew Holley, and great-grandchildren Kyle, Alyssa, and Kiera Tuohy and her sisters Helen Foster, Jane Gransbury, and Jannette (Don) Grey, and sisters-in-law Joyce (Earl) Benedict, Loraine Kennedy, Carolyn Walton and Lorraine Kennedy; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mary was preceded in death by her beloved husband Robert, her parents, and her sisters Louise and Dorothy. Mary was a member of the First United Church of Christ where she served on many fund-raising projects and church bake sales. She worked for 31 years at Bendix Corporation before retiring in 1984. Mary was happiest when she was with her family, and loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren very much. The cookies she baked for all of them easily numbered in the thousands; we lost count years ago. Mary also loved her sisters very much and enjoyed spending time with them in California and always looked forward to their visits to Elmira. She enjoyed crocheting, and created many beautiful afghans for family and friends which we will now cherish as visible reminders of her thoughtfulness and love. She enjoyed the time spent traveling to Switzerland, Portugal, and Acapulco with her husband Bob as well as the numerous cruises they took with her sister and brother-in-law Joyce and Earl. Mary would like to express her appreciation to the nurses at the Falck Cancer Center who were so kind to her during her treatments for MDS. Special thanks to Joyce and Earl and Ruth Kirk, who helped and supported her throughout her illness. Funeral services will be held at The First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Avenue at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, December 17, 2010, with a celebration of Mary's life to follow at 12:30 pm at the Hilton Garden Inn with a luncheon for family and friends. Memorial donations may be made in memory of Mary Kennedy to the Elmira Heights American Legion, Clarence Oliver Post 154, 236 Scottwood Ave, Elmira, NY 14903 (medical equipment loan program) or to the First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Avenue, Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star-Gazette - December 12, 2010
DOLAN William E.
Age 86 of Elmira, NY died on Saturday December 12, 2009. William was born March 22, 1923 in Utica, New York the son of the late Frank and Anna Plumb Dolan. He received Degrees from Johns Hopkins University, Elmira College, and Syracuse University. Mr. Dolan retired from Corning Community College as a Professor of English and was Chairman of The Communication Division for several years. Bill was also retired from The U.S. Air Force with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. Prior to his service with The U.S. Air Force he was a decorated combat infantryman veteran serving his country with The US Army during World War II. Mr. Dolan was a professional published author. He was a repeat seller of mystery fiction to Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine and various anthologies. William is survived by his wife Marie Snow Doyle Dolan; daughter and son-in-law: Laura R. & David Jessick and their daughters Lindsey Jessick and Amanda Jessick of Elmira, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Mark J. & Tina Dolan and their son Andrew Dolan of Horseheads, NY; step-sons and daughters-in-law: Matthew & Micky Doyle and their children Steve Doyle, Kate Doyle, and Jasmine (Chris) Canestaro of Elmira, NY and Martin & Kathleen Doyle of Hanover, New Hampshire and their sons Riley Doyle of San Franciso, CA and Brennan Doyle of Hanover, New Hampshire. Mr. Dolan was pre-deceased by his first wife Eunice V. Dolan on September 17, 1998, his brother James F. Dolan, and his sister Altha R. Dolan in September 2009. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday December 18, 2009 from 6-8 PM. Mr. Dolan's Funeral & Committal Services will be held following calling hours at 8 PM with the Rev. Ellie Haber officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family where Full Military Honors will be accorded Lieutenant Colonel William E. Dolan U.S. Air Force Retired. Published in Star-Gazette from December 13 to December 17, 2009
DONALDSON Wilbur N. Donaldson Jr.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, December 24, 2010, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Wilbur was born on January 24, 1928 in Parnassus, PA, son of the late Wilbur and Laura (Blystone) Donaldson Sr. Wilbur honorably served our country in the US Army during the Korean War. He retired from Kennedy Valve in Elmira after 35 years of service. He will always be remembered as a kind and caring man. Wilbur will be missed by his family and friends. Wilbur is survived by his daughter, Arlene Donaldson of Elmira; sons, Richard (Dianne) Adams of Adger, AL, Melvin (Linda) Donaldson and Robert (Suzanne) Donaldson, both of Elmira, William (Nicole) Donaldson of Breesport, NY, Arnold (Susan) Donaldson of Boynton Beach, FL and David Donaldson of Adger, AL; sisters, Leona Putt of Clymer, PA and Arlene (William) Heir of Monterey, TN; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, David Vinton of FL. Wilbur was predeceased by his wife, Bernice Adams Donaldson in 2005; and grandson, Kyle Donaldson in 2004. A graveside service will be held at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette - December 27, 2010
DONALDSON Wilbur N. Donaldson Jr.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on December 24, 2010. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service with military honors following on Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 12 p.m., in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 25, 2011
DOTY Clarence G.
Age 88, of 731 W. 3rd St., Elmira, NY, died on Monday, October 27, 2008. Survived by his five daughters and sons-in-law, Patricia and Patrick Lutz of Mission Viejo, CA, Frances Doty of Mansfield, Texas, Rosemary and James Carl, Arlington, Texas, Elizabeth and Frank Tocco, Frankfort, NY, Maureen and James Birney, Waverly, NY; 14 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; sister, Suzanne Tucker, Clark, NJ; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends; one special "granddaughter", Karen Miller and special "friend"; Maryan Tung. Clarence was predeceased by his beloved wife, Mary Lynch Doty; brother, Ernest Doty; and two grandsons, Matthew and Andrew Ranger; his parents, Simone Boone Doty and Charles Gordon Doty. Clarence graduated from Waverly High School in 1938, served in the Army during WWII. He retired from Bendix/Purolator after 43 years in the shop, was Past President of the Elmira Pioneers and the local AFL-CIO UAW. He was on the Grievance Committee as the union representative, volunteered and was packaging Chairman of the Arctic League for more than 45 years, and a longtime communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Donations may be made to Cystic Fibrosis and American Cancer Society (envelopes available at church). At Clarence's request, there will be no calling hours. Those wishing may attend his Mass of Christian Burial, Saturday, November 8th at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. His urn will be placed in a niche at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to The Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/31/2008 - 11/8/2008
CHARLES D. DOUD
Charles D. (Charlie) Doud of Elmira, NY died February 13, 1991 at the home of his daughter after an extended illness. Mr. Doud retired from the parts department of Clute Motors in Elmira, NY with over 40 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Marie (Mandaglio) Doud; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Stacy Casey of Millport, NY; two grandsons; brother and sister-in-law, Lawrence and Veronica Doud of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; several nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at the Church of St. Mary Our Mother in Horseheads on February 16 with interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Memorials may be made in Charlies's name to the American Cancer Society. (TGR, Thursday, February 21, 1991)
DOUGLAS Richard H.
Age 64 of Elmira, N.Y. died on Tuesday May 11, 2010. There will be no calling hours. A funeral service will be held with full military honors at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St. Elmira, on Thursday May 20, at 10:00 a.m. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the American Cancer Society or Bath V.A. Hospital. Richard is survived by son Cole E. Douglas; daughter Nicole Douglas; and grandson Bradley, all of Elmira; sisters, Dorothy Jordan of Ithaca, NY and Jean (John) Molnar of Horseheads, NY; brother Robert (Sally) Douglas of Elmira; brothers-in-law Paul O'Leary of Pine City, NY and Rodney Strange of Elmira; and many nieces and nephews, especially Johnny Molnar. He was predeceased by his parents, Howard and Stella Douglas; and sisters, Dolores O'Leary and Betty Strange. Richard was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Viet Nam, former owner of B&L Sports Ware in Elmira and recently moved back to Elmira after working in Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe for many years. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 18, 2010
FRANCIS A. DRAKE age 64, was born September 13, 1964 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Anson F. and Elizabeth J. (McDonald) Drake, passed away peacefully on Saturday, May 6, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His sister, Patricia Drake also preceded him in death. Francis is survived by his loving daughters, Kristen Woodward of Horseheads, NY; Kellie Drake (Korey Watts) of Elmira Heights, NY; adored grandchildren, Cameron and Thomas; Kenley and Knox; brothers, Christian Drake of Elmira; Donald Drake of Cortland, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Francis was a Veteran of the US Air Force proudly serving his country from 1973-1977. He enjoyed watching football and was a huge New York Giants fan. He was a fantastic cook with his specialty being grilling steaks on the grill. He also took great pride in his lawn and absolutely loved mowing it. Francis had a wonderful sense of humor and enjoyed making people laugh. He absolutely loved his daughters and his grandchildren were the apple of his eye. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Drake by the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Guard at 3:00 p.m. in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/8/2017
REX H. ‘UNCLE REX’ DREW, age 86 of Horseheads, NY passed away on Thursday April 10, 2014. Rex was born November 13, 1927 in Charleston, PA the son of the late Verne Delos Drew and Alma Meyers Drew. He was a Veteran of World War II and Korea serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps. Rex served in Peiping, China and Guam during World War II and was a member of The China Marines. He also served in Cuba during The Korean War. Rex was pre-deceased by his parents, his brothers Raymond, Jack, and Neil Drew, and by his sisters Jean, Kathleen, and Beth. Rex married his wife, Phyllis L. Strope Drew, on July 8, 1967 and they would have celebrated their 47th Wedding Anniversary on July 8, 2014. He was a retired carpenter with Carpenters Union Local # 277 in Horseheads, NY. Rex was a member of Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, Past Exalted Ruler 1975-1976, State Vice President 1982-1983, and Elk of The Year 1989-1990. He served as Youth Committee Chairman at The Elks Lodge in addition to several other committees. He served on The Town of Veteran Zoning Board of Appeals. Uncle Rex enjoyed hunting, golf, bowling, vegetable gardening, and bird watching out his back window. Rex loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Rex is survived by his loving and devoted wife Phyllis L. Strope Drew; sons and daughters-in-law: Gary & Brenda Drew of Horseheads, NY, Mark & Cindy Ackley of Horseheads, NY and Francis " Skip" & Germaine Ackley of Lowndesboro, Alabama; daughter and son-in-law: Pleasant & Clarence Norris of Leesburg, Florida; grandchildren: Ryan & Tonya Ackley of Bradford, Pa, Bethany Ackley and fiancé Anthony McNeilly of Elmira Heights, NY, Megan Ackley of Lowndesboro, Alabama, Hunter Drew of Horseheads, NY, and Misty Henline of Westminster, MD; sister-in-law: Jeanie Smith of Smithboro, NY; brother-in-law: Eugene Strope of Binghamton, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends . Relative and friends are invited to attend Rex's Gravesite Funeral Services on Tuesday April 15, 2014 at 3 PM at Woodlawn National Cemetery 1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY. Pastor Michael Schooley will officiate. Those wishing may remember Rex through memorials to The Horseheads Elks Lodge # 2997 6 Prospect Road Horseheads, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/2014
DROZDA John Richard "Rick"
Elmira: Age 62; was born in Corning, NY April 8, 1950 and died very unexpectedly on Saturday, May 26, 2012 at his home. He was preceded in death by his beloved parents, John Drozda and Janet (Force) Hemenway. He is survived by his loving siblings, Michael Drozda, Debbie (Roy) McKinney, Thomas Drozda, Gary Drozda and Terri Drozda; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and numerous friends. Rick was a Veteran of the US Navy and received the National Defense Service Medal. He was a dedicated employee of Liquid Control Systems retiring as a roofing specialist after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1826 Davis Street, Elmira, NY on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 11:00 AM. His brother-in-law, Roy Mckinney, will officiate graveside services. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will then accord Rick with Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – May 29, 2012
JOHN H. DRURY of 721 Columbia St. Monday, Dec. 27, 1954. He was a retired jewelry salesman, World War I veteran. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ella W. Drury; daughter, Mrs. Ronald Dougherty of Candor, N.Y.; son, John H. Drury 3rd at home; sisters, Mrs. John Phillips of Lauderdale by the Sea, Fla., Mrs. Daniel Harkins of Germany; three grandchildren. Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call tonight from 7 to 10 and Wednesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Thursday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church. Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1954
DUBIAK Eva D. Dates
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on July 18, 2012 at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Eva was born on August 13, 1918 in Lopez, PA, daughter of the late William and Mary (Cigan) Dubiak. Eva was also predeceased by her husband, Raymond C. Dates Sr.; son, Raymond C. Dates Jr.; son-in-law, Bruce Pickering; and grandson-in-law, John McCallum. Eva worked for the A&P plant in Horseheads for many years. She will forever be thought of as a lovely lady and a great mother and grandmother. Eva is survived by her daughter, Beverly Pickering of Pittsford, NY; sister, Anna Dubiak; brother-in-law, Michael Komer; and special niece, Mary Ann Komer; grandchildren, Kimberly McCallum, Eric Dates, Jeremy (Sunshine Sherwood) Dates and Kristi Dates; great-grandchildren, Haley Dates, Shea Sherwood and Brittnee McCallum; great-great-grandchildren, Paris McCallum and London Pierce; several nieces and nephews. Eva's wish was that her services are private to the family and that interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted under the care of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – July 20, 2012
DUCLOS Norman R. (Duke)
died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA, on Saturday, June 7, 2008, at the age of 86. Born in Fall River, MA, Duke was the son of the late Edmund and Margaret (Caulfield) Duclos. Besides his parents, Norman was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. He is survived by daughter, Terry McCormick of Endicott, NY; son, Gary Duclos of Johnson City, TN; daughter, Jacquelyn (Fred) Fietkiewicz of Cicero, NY; son, Michael (Linda) Duclos of Oviedo, FL; grandchildren, Todd, Tracey, Ryan and Carley; one great-granddaughter, Trinity Duclos. Norman was a compassionate man and a proud Army Air Force veteran having served in World War II. He was a retired mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service in Elmira, a past communicant of St. Joseph's Church in Elmira and was an avid poker player. A private service will be held at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the family's request. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/10/2008.
JAMES M. ‘JIMMY’ DUGAN age 88 of Horseheads, NY passed away on March 5, 2015. Jimmy is survived by his loving wife of 27 years, Linda Dugan of Horseheads, NY; children, Lila (Kenneth) Bennett of Elmira, NY and Wayne Allen with fiancée Jeanie of Sayre, PA; several grandchildren and many friends. He was predeceased by his parents and three sisters. Jimmy was a career veteran with the U.S. Army retiring as Sergeant First Class. Over his 24 years of service with the Army, he served during World War II, and the Korean and Vietnam Wars. He attained the honors of the Authorized Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon, Word War II Victory Medal as well as multiple letters of commendation. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira on Friday, March 13, 2015, at 11:00 AM where full military honors will be accorded. Those wishing may remember Jimmy with memorials to the American Legion Horseheads, 71 Old Ithaca Road, Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/2015
DUNKLE, Paul E. Sr.
Loving husband, father, grandfather and brother Age 58 of Christian Hollow Road, Pine City, NY died on Saturday, October 26, 2002 at St. Joseph’s Hospital Elmira, NY. He was born October 10, 1944 in Elmira, the son of the late Henry and Anna (Zahorian) Dunkle Sr. He is survived by his loving wife of 31 years, Maxine (Heath) Dunkle; beloved children, Denise and James J. Gaughan of Beaver Dams, NY; Toni Stugart of Elmira, NY; Paul E. and Ana Lucia Torres Dunkle of Pelham, NY; Lisa Dunkle Mayes of Elmira, NY; close friend of the family, Christine Stadlemaier of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Misty Gaughan, Sara Gaughan, Shawn Gaughan, Rebecca Gaughan; brothers, Frank (Sharon) Dunkle of Pine City, NY, Richard ( Phen Phen) Dunkle of Kelso, WA; sisters, Lena ( Ed) Pautz of Elmira, NY; Leonora Race of Rochester, NY; sister-in-laws, Nancy Dunkle of Las Vegas, NV; Betty Dunkle of Virginia Beach, VA; along with several nieces and nephews. His brothers, Michael Dunkle and Henry Dunkle Jr., predeceased him. Paul was a Veteran of the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country. He was a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post # 154 Elmira Heights, NY. Paul retired from the Elmira City School District after 20 years of dedicated service as head custodian for the Southside High School. Above all else absolutely loved playing euchre and bingo. He was an avid NASCAR fan and was a fan of the late Dale Earnhardt. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Tuesday, October 29, 2002 from 4-7 pm. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Dunkle full Military Honors.
DUNN Gladys L. BARTON
Age 92 of Horseheads, NY. She was born March 4, 1920 in Elmira, daughter of the late Ralph and Ethel (Sheldon) Dunn and died Tuesday, August 28, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband William T. Barton, Sr. in 1964; brothers Bruce, Ken, Ray, Pete and Robert and sister Maxine. Gladys is survived by her children William T. , Jr. and Carrie Barton of Horseheads, Marnie Lea and Alan Kieffer of Avondale, AZ; sisters Hazel MacLaury of Altoona, PA and Marjorie Haflett of Elmira; grandchildren William T. Barton III, Richard G. Barton, Scott W. Barton, Kimberly S. Barton, Jason Kieffer and Michael Kieffer along with several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews including special nieces Jean, Midge and Pat; and special friend Rose Houper. Gladys was a former member of the Elmira Moose and the Elmira Eagles Clubs. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. CARD OF THANKS - To the competent and caring staff of the 5th floor skilled nursing unit at St. Joseph's Hospital for caring for our mother like she was their own. With Gladie's special thanks to Shante, Debbie, Nancy, Kristina, Barbara and Oneida. Star Gazette – August 29, 2012
JEFFREY L. DUNN age 57 formerly of Harmon St. Elmira and presently residing in Auburn, NY passed away Fri. May 22, 2015 at Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse following declining health. Born on April 11, 1958 in Elmira, Jeff was the son of the late, John J. Jr. & Barbara Ann (Maynard) Dunn. In service to his country, Jeff was first enlisted in the US Air Force for five years, after which he served in the NY Air National Guard for another 15 years, first with the 174th TFW and later, the 152nd AOG. He was employed by DISA EUR, Germany as a Defense Message System Analyst. Jeff enjoyed traveling the world, loved softball and soccer, and felt blessed to be able to witness, first hand, the 2006 World Cup in Germany, river rafting, was very social, was active in the American Legion, and cherished his loving family who survive; wife, Susan Dunn, Auburn; son, Jeremy (Amanda) Dunn, Elmira; daughter, Kearstan (fiancée, Jeff Slocum) Dunn, Glen Allen, VA; stepchildren, Joe (Maureen) Schuler, Lindsay Schuler, John Bieber, and Joely Schuler; step-grandchildren, who he adored, Jack Bieler, Joey and Anna Schuler; siblings, Michael (Kathy) Dunn, Pine City; Gregory (Diane) Dunn, Gerald Dunn all of Elmira; Suzanne (Jerry) Brown, N. Garden, VA; many special cousins, nieces, nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thur. May 28, 2015 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. with full military honors accorded Mr. Dunn in the Gardens with interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in his name to the Wounded Warrior Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas to a charity close to his heart. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/26/2015
DUNN Robert S.
Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, May 20, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on June 16, 1928 in Elmira, NY to the late Ralph and Ethel (Sheldon) Dunn. Robert was predeceased by four brothers and one sister. Survivors include his wife, Doris (Morey) Dunn; sons, Robert (Rose) Dunn and David Dunn; daughters, Terry (Bob) Storms, Kathy (George) Swan and Lori (Jeff) Wood; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and one on the way; along with three sisters. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Robert on Friday, May 22nd, at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Diabetes Association. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/22/2009
DWYER –ELIZABETH D. BETTY’ BIGGS of Elmira, age 93, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Thursday, December 31, 2015. Betty was born in Brooklyn NY the daughter of Primula (Cronin) and James Dwyer. She was predeceased by her husband, George Ransom Biggs, son, David Biggs and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Cissie Dwyer. Betty is survived by her children, James Biggs of Pine City with his wife Jean Ann; Margy Biggs of Elmira; Wendy Leahy of Quincy MA; John Biggs of Staten Island NY with his wife, Nancy; grandchildren, Paula Biggs, Michael (Jen) Biggs, Katie (with Jimmy Cowles) Biggs, Ben, Will and Matt Leahy; great grandchildren, Brittany (with Adam Shields) Schiefen, Belle Biggs, Hannah Osborne and Olivia Cowles; great-great granddaughter Lily Shields; along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers College. She was assigned to teach in Elmira where she met and married George. Betty earned her Masters Degree at Elmira College and taught in the Elmira City Schools, Notre Dame and Sayre High School for 35 plus years. Betty then became the director of the Southside Community Center for 22 years and was the driving force in the fundraising and construction of the current building, retiring at age 80. She enjoyed summers with her family at their cottage on Keuka Lake. She had a passion for writing and politics and served as the Treasurer for the Chemung County Democratic Party. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira on Sunday, January 3, 2016 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will be at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may make a donation in Betty's memory to the Southside Community Center, P.O. Box 4187, Elmira NY. The Biggs Family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital 5th floor Skilled Nursing Unit for their devoted care of Betty over the last 5 years. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/2/2016
DWYER Patricia Dwyer Lynch
Elmira: Age 84, died Thursday, September 12, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Pat was born in Elmira on July 18, 1929, daughter of Patrick J., Sr. and Elinore (Wright) Dwyer. She was predeceased by husband Gerald G. Lynch, brothers, John M., Joseph M. and Patrick J., Jr. Dwyer; stepdaughter Kathryn Lynch. Pat is survived by her brother William J. Dwyer, Syracuse; sisters, Maureen Dwyer and Mary Flasphler, both of Elmira; stepdaughters, Linda Lynch, Regina (Russell) Hanson, Sylvia (Robert) Devitt, Susan (Michael) Kratochvil and Mary Claire Vesneske; numerous step grandchildren, step great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and several close friends. Pat was an impeccable dresser and a world traveler. She was an avid bridge player and reader. Pat had been employed by the City of Elmira and Chemung County. She was later involved with Finger Lakes tourism and served as a Docent at the Corning Museum of Glass for many years. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, September 19, 2013 at 9:30 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Pat's memory may be directed to the Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired, 719 Lake St., Elmira NY 14901. Star Gazette – September 16, 2013
DYKE Colie J. [SRGP 80827]
Age 76, of Wellsboro, PA, died Friday, May 30, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Colie was born August 6, 1931 in Mansfield, PA, a son of Durward L. and Leona M. (Comfort) Dyke. He was the husband of Betty (Hartzell) Dyke, with whom he would have celebrated 46 years of marriage on July 18th. Colie was a retired logger. He was a member of the Wellsboro VFW and a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the Korean War. Colie is survived by his wife, Betty; two daughters and a son-in-law, Terry and Jay Horton of Elmira, NY, Virginia Huck of Wellsboro, PA; two sons and a daughter-in-law, Colie R. "Bucky" and Sarah Dyke of Ocoee, FL, James M. Dyke of Ocoee, FL; very special grandchildren, Nicole Abplanalp (John Paul) Zisk of Elmira, NY, and Austin L. Horton of Elmira, NY; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; three sisters and a brother-in-law, Patricia Dyke Gerow of Morris Run, PA, Frances L. Dyke Jayne of Mansfield, PA, and Peggy J. (Jim) Blanchard of Georgia; several nieces and nephews. Colie was preceded in death by a son, Robert A. Dyke; two brothers, Robert A. Dyke and Durwood L. "Sonny" Dyke. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 3, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. Funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to Terry Horton, 768 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY 14904, to help with expenses.
DZIOWSKI –GERTRUDE G. ‘TRUDY’ WOODRUFF age 89, of Elmira, died peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Wednesday, July 23rd after a long illness. She was born to the late Felix "Phil" and Yadiviga "Ida" (Boroch) Dzikowski in Morris Run, PA. Trudy was a 1943 graduate of Morris Run High School and lived in the Elmira area most of her life. She was an office manager at the Elmira Greeting Card Company for 24 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moose, Elks and Eagles Clubs in the Elmira area for many years. Trudy was predeceased by her first husband, Henry W. Gilbert in 1966, her second husband, Kenneth L. Woodruff in 2011, her brother, Anthony G. Dzikowski in 1980, her brother-in-laws, Perry Turner in 1961 and Raymond Gruzlewski in 1978. Surviving are her sisters, Veronica Turner of Elmira; Bernice Gruzlewski of Wellsboro; her brother, Charles "Chas" (Francis) Gekoski of Elmira; her sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Dzikowski of Lewisburg; her very special nephew, Chuck Turner of Elmira; her husband Kenneth's four children, Catherine Mocyk of Baldwinsville; John (Darbie) Woodruff of Tampa, FL; James Woodruff of Atlanta, GA; Jay (Wendy) Woodruff of Baldwinsville; along with seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces nephews and her loving care giver, Dawn Blair of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc. Mooseheart, IL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/2014