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

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Do You Know that you can search just theObituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Woodlawn National Cemetery Obituaries

 

 

EAMES Deloris B. Beschler

Age 73, of Van Orden St., Horseheads, died on Thurs. Apr. 7, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born Dec. 9, 1937 in Elmira, NY, to Margaret (Simpson) Eames and the late John Eames. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James Beschler; sons and daughters, John Beschler of Ft. Walton Beach, FL, Thomas Beschler of Sicklerville, NJ, Timothy Beschler of Williamstown, NJ, Tamara (Paul) Ashway of Willow Street, PA, Katherine (Jerry) Richardson of Mountain Home, ID; mother, Margaret Johnston of Danville, IL; 5 grandchildren; brother, John Eames of Dangerfield, TX; sister, Sue Coffman of Peoria, IL. Predeceased by brother, Alan Eames. Deloris was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. After raising her family she went to work for the Horseheads Free Library for over 20 years. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday, April 10, 2011, from 1-4:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Monday, April 11, 2011, at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Robert Finch to officiate. Her burial service will take place privately in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may also remember Deloris with memorials to the Horseheads Free Library, 405 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Star Gazette – April 8, 2011

 

EARL –AMY M. CASE, age 73, of Standish Street, Elmira, New York, died on Saturday, January 25, 2003 at home.  She was born on September 15, 1929 in Elmira, NY to the late Charles C. and Neve Addie (Belcher) Ear.  Amy was predeceased by her husband Byron Case in October of 2000.  Survivors include her sons; Steven Case of Tucson, AZ, Ronald (Debra) Case of Elmira, Byron (Lorrie) Case of Campbell, NY and John (Victoria) Case of Elmira; daughters, Carol A. MacGregor of Scottsdale, AZ, Roxann (Klye) Case-Hicks of Virginia Beach, VA, Pamela (Willies) Ramsey of Elmira and Jacquelyn (Fred) Butler of Erin, NY; brother, Lysander Earl of Bradenton, FL; sisters, Becerley Burns of Bradenton, FL and Ina (Edward) Merrero of Wellsburg, NY; 32 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews.  There will be no prior calling hours.  A Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, January 28th at 6 PM at the Corning Church of the Nazarene, 10242 Hamilton Road, Corning, NY, with Rev. John Cramer officiating.  Interment will take place at Woodlawn National cemetery at the convenience of the family.  The family wishes to express a special thanks to the Gentiva Health Care and Southern Tier Hospice for their care and compassion given to Amy at her time of need.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

EARLEY - APPLIN, Barbara I.
Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, June 19, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on September 3, 1922 in Dansville, NY to the late Francis and Barbara Earley Sr. Barbara was predeceased by her husband, Leo Applin; sisters, Catherine Besanceney and Jean Berger; and brothers, Francis Earley Jr. and John Earley. She is survived by her sons, Michael and Christopher both of Elmira; daughter, Kathleen (Terry) Ridosh of Elmira; grandsons, Shawn Applin of San Francisco, CA and Randy Applin of Boston, MA; sister, Mary Randall of Dansville, NY; sisters-in-law, Doris Earley of Pine City and Marie Earley of Tucson, AZ; along with several beloved nieces and nephews. Both she and Leo were employed for many years by Physical Culturist, Bernarr MacFadden at his hotels in Dansville, NY and Miami Beach, FL. After leasing the Mansfield Hotel in Mansfield, PA for several years, the family moved to Passaic, NJ where Barbara was employed as office manager of Local 145 of the I.L.G.W.U. After returning to Elmira, she was employed by Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Assoc., which later merged with Columbia Banking of Rochester from which she retired. She was a prolific reader and enjoyed word games, all spectator sports and card games, especially euchre and poker. Her primary care and concern was always her family. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 22nd, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Prayer Service will take place there on Wednesday, June 23rd, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, with Father Richard Farrell as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Sarah Fitch and her family for their kindness, and to the nursing staff on the 5th floor at St. Joseph's Hospital and Dr. Corbalan for the special care given to Barbara. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 21, 2010

EARLEY -  DEMARK, Betty Earley
Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, July 30, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. She is the wife of the late Gabe DeMark. Betty is survived by her children, Daniel (Darlene) DeMark of Elmira, NY, Richard (Lorraine) DeMark of Pine City, NY, and Carol (Robert) Morris of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Deanna, Tony, Stacy, and Tracy DeMark, Jamie (Lauren) Morris, Kevin and Julianne Morris; great-grandchildren, Brian DeMark and Tyler Petrie; great-great-grandchild, Kalysta DeMark. Along with her husband, her parents and sister, Patricia Vickery, predecease Betty. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Elmira, NY. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, August 2, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., followed by a Funeral Service there Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m., Father Robert MacNamara will officiate. Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband, Gabe, in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Arctic League, Inc., 114 West 2nd Street, Elmira, NY, 14901 in Betty's name.

 

EASTERBROOK Charlotte A. STONE

Age 83 of Horseheads, NY. She was born July 23, 1929 in Big Flats, NY, daughter of the late Raymond L. and Maude (Fitzsimmons) Easterbrook and died Thursday, December 6, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Richard C. Stone on December 10, 2010; son-in-law Charles Green; brother Robert Hooey and sister Helen Ebersole and is survived by her daughters Nancy Green of Horseheads and Carol A. Stone of Corning; granddaughter Tonya Norton of Corning; brother Ramen Easterbrook of Big Flats; sister Jean (Leon) Chameidef of Hartford, CT; sister-in-law Irene Hooey of Horseheads along with several nieces and nephews. Charlotte was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church, Big Flats Historical Society, American Legion Auxiliary Post 154, and Order of the Eastern Star, Excelsior Chapter, Big Flats. She graduated from Northside High School in Corning Class of 1948 and retired from Westinghouse after 30 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 10th from 12 to 2 pm. Her memorial service will be held at 2 pm. Rev Richard Price will officiate. Committal prayers and entombment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Charlotte through donations to the charity of one's choice.   Star Gazette – December 7, 2012

 

EDWARDS Frances, E.

Age 93 of Horseheads, NY. She was born June 16, 1919 in Beachton, PA, daughter of the late Frank F. and Ellen (Stremovihtg) Patterson and died Wednesday, August 22, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis in 1997 and is survived by her children Ellen Morrison of Armenia Mountain, PA, Pearl Jean Sternstein of Englewood, FL and Sir Lewis Edwards of Horseheads; 3 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Edwards was a member of Victory Life Church and the Catlin Historical Society. She retired from Remington Rand. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, August 27th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Floyd Simmons will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – August 25, 2012

 

EICHENLAUB Charles L.
Age 92, of Horseheads, NY died peacefully on Friday afternoon, November 20, 2009, at Bethany Manor. Charlie was born September 27, 1917 in Newark, NJ, a son of the late Charles and Barbara Dupont Eichenlaub. He served his country honorably with the U.S. Army Air Forces during WWII and retired with over 40 years of service with Westinghouse Corp. as a supervisor. Charlie is survived by his loving wife of 67 years, Molly; children, Dennis (Kathy) Eichenlaub and family; Ken Eichenlaub; grandchildren, John (Stephanie), Michael and Chad Eichenlaub; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; and close family friend, Mary Ann Eichenlau. Sons, Alan and Jerry and several sisters and a brother predecease him. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, November 25, 2009, from 12:30-1:30 p.m.. Charles' Memorial Service will follow. His ashes will be placed in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family.  Published in Star-Gazette from November 22 to November 24, 2009

DELBERT J. ELLIOTT, 80 of Tavares, FL, a former Elmira resident, died September 19, 2003.  He was born in Canton, PA on December 19, 1922.  He was a son of Darwin and I. Lena (Gee) Elliott.  On May 22, 1948, in Elmira, he married the former Charlotte Huyler who survives.  Mr. Elliott was manager of Ralston Purina Feed mill in Arcade.  He retired from Motorola in Arcade in 1984.  He served in the U.S. Navy in World War II in the Pacific.  In addition to his wife of 55 years, Mr. Elliott is survived by three sisters, Beatrice Patterson, Roseville, PA, Doris Depew, Horseheads, and G. Jean Calderone, Lawrenceville, NJ; a brother, Lewis (Virginia) Elliott, Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  Graveside service and committal were held Saturday at Woodlawn National Cemetery.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

ELLIOTT –GLADYS E. BELLOWS, age 75, of 1264 Charles Street, Elmira died, Sunday, September 30, 2001 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Gladys was born August 27, 1926 in Elmira, NY daughter of the Late John E. and Ruth (DeLong) Elliott.  She was retired from Trayer Products were she was employed as a machine operator.  Gladys was a member of Independent Baptist Church and loved to fish and boat with her husband Luther.  Survivors include her husband Luther K. Bellows of Elmira, son and daughter-in-law, Raymond and Judy Bellows of Milan, PA, daughter Marilyn Morrison of Tampa, FL brother and sister-in-law, Mort and Sally Elliott of Elmira, sister and brother-in-law, Gail and Manley Mayes of Graham, WA, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Her sister Alice Criss predeceased Gladys.  Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 PM Wednesday, October 3, 2001 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Funeral services will be held 11 AM Thursday, October 4 at the funeral home with Rev. Richard Hack officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.

ELLIOTT Ronald L. Age 66, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 14, 1939 in Corning, NY, son of the late Earl and Erma (Barber) Elliott and died Saturday, July 23, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his adopted son, Guy F. Newkirk, Jr. of San Diego, CA; son, Ronald L. Elliott of Elmira; brothers, Earl of TX, and Carl of Elmira; sisters, Shirley Ellison of Painted Post, Donna Brown of VA, Phyllis Elliott of Campbell, NY, and Audrey Manning of Corning; along with several nieces and nephews. Ron was a veteran of the U.S. Army and was employed at Miller's Tree Farm in Odessa. There will be no calling hours. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery

ELMQUIST Roy H.
Age 73, of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born April 18, 1935 in Elmira, son of the late John and Ellen (Scoglund) Elmquist, and died Thursday, October 2, 2008, at home after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his wife, JoAnn Elmquist on Sept. 26, 2003 and is survived by 21 nieces and nephews, many great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Roy retired from Kennedy Valve; was a veteran of WWII and a life member V.F.W. Post 6083, C.W.V. Post 1176, and the American Legion Post 154, all in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to attend his Graveside Service, with Military Honors on Monday, October 6th at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira. Rev. Thomas O'Brien will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Roy through donations to St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights Fire Department or Southern Tier Hospice. Walter J. Kent Funeral home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/4/2008

ELSTON Shawn M.
Age 51, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly on November 24, 2009 in Carlisle. PA. Shawn was born in Elmira, son of the late Stephen and Thelma (Woodard) Elston. Shawn served our country in the United States Army. He was a life long trucker. Shawn loved his family very much. He will be dearly missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his sisters, Stephanie Singerhoff and Kandis (James) Hetherton; brother, Allen Pettitt; many nieces and nephews. There will be a private service held for Shawn. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors, at the convenience of the family.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 28, 2009

ENNIS Richard Lee "Dick"
Age 63 of Elmira, NY died
on Tuesday May 25, 2010. Dick was born November 24, 1946 in Elmira, New York the son of the late Leon Charles and Mary Elizabeth Wheeler Ennis. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy High School. Dick was a Disabled Vietnam Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps. He loved electronics, reading, music, and movies. Dick had worked at Radio Shack in Elmira. Dick is survived by his daughters, Jennifer Ennis Weber, Jacqueline Ennis, and Shannon Ennis all of Buffalo, NY; brother: Terry Ennis of Owego, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen M. and John P. Mustico of Horsheads, NY; several grandchildren, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dick's Funeral Services on Tuesday June 8, 2010 at 10 AM at Woodlawn National Cemetery 1825 Davis Street Elmira, NY. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Ennis followed by interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Dick through memorials to The Vietnam Veterans' War Museum 1200 Davis Street Elmira, NY 14901 or The Marine Corps League Edward J. Brewer Detachment P.O. Box 236 Horseheads, NY 14845. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 30, 2010

ERLE Virginia Grace, Of Elmira, NY, Was born February 6, 1940 in Metuchen, NJ, the daughter of the late Luther Lewis and Virginia Grace (Markano) Erle. Virginia, of Oneida Road, passed peacefully on Friday, June 20, 2008, at the age of 68 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility. On December 16, 1967, Virginia married Thomas James Erle at St. Peter & Paul's Church in Elmira, NY. The Reverend David N. Mattie officiated at the Wedding Ceremony. Prior to his passing on April 8, 2006, they celebrated 39 years of life and love together. Virginia is survived by her brothers, Lewis L. (Shirley) Erle of Fallbrook, CA, Robert R. Erle (Dorothy, deceased) of Buena Vista, CO, James R. (Paula) Erle of Calpine, CA; sister, Mildred M. Erle of New York City, NY; sister-in-law, Loretta (Erle) (Harold) Gunderman of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews; and special friends, Bob and Donna McConnell, David, Debbie and Autumn Rose Lester, Margie and Tom Rodgers, Julie Lynch, Tina Simons and Carolyn Martin. Virginia served 4 years in the United States Marine Corp. She was the past president of the Twin Tier Genealogical Society and retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, June 25, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at St. Peter & Paul's Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the Mass honoring Virginia's life and honoring her memory. Interment will take place on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY where Military Honors will be accorded Virginia Erle. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home.   Thank you - The family would like to thank everyone on 4-D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility for all the wonderful care given to Virginia over the past year. Also a special thanks to all of the Hospice workers.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/21/2008 - 6/24/2008.

Robert Oscar ERNEST, 65, Pine City, NY died unexpectedly Monday, February 16, 1998 at home.  Robert worked for Schweizer Aircraft Corp. as a supervisor and machinist for many years. He was co-owner with his wife of Lorraine’s Fabrics in Southport.  Survivors include his wife of 40 years, Lorraine; daughter, Pamela (Richard) Campbell of Apex, NC; son, Michael (Theresa) Ernest of Milford, DE; three grandchildren; sisters, Betty Brown of Gillett, PA, Flora Newton of Pine City; brothers, Ken Ernest of Elmira, NY.  Graveside services were held at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira on February 20 with the Rev. Robert Bevins officiating.  Full military honors will be accorded by the Elmira Heights American Legion Honor Guard.  Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so to the Mosherville Bible Church, RR 2, Box 533, Gillett, PA 16925

EVANS Isaiah, Jr. "Junie"
Age 68, was born February 28, 1940 in Charleston, NC. He lived in Elmira from 1950 with his mother, Rosena Heyward and his brothers, Samuel, Julius and Ira Heyward, attending Thomas K. Beecher School and Elmira Free Academy, graduating in 1959. He enlisted in the Marines after graduation and remained in active duty until 1980. He was employed as a club manager at Chenango Valley State Park golf course and at various facilities in the Binghamton, Liverpool, Elmira areas until 1999. He was predeceased by his mother, Rosena Heyward; father, Isaac Evans, Sr.; and brothers, Julius and Samuel Heyward. He is survived by his former wife, Alva Woglfolk; daughter, Loretta Ann Swan (Jeffrey); son, Kameron Evans, Sr. (Lisa); three grandchildren, Deirdre Lynn Bryant, Tarence Anthony Bryant and Kameron Evans, Jr.; brother, Ira (Julia) Heyward; sister-in-law, Frances Heyward; "sister", Shirley Montgomery; numerous nieces and nephews; friends, Patricia Delige, George Wallace, Eddie Richard and Carol Ann Gilmore. Family and friends are invited to his Elks memorial service on Thursday, April 17th, at 7:30 in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira. Visitation will be held on Friday, April 18th, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in Monumental Baptist Church, 308-310 E. Clinton St., Elmira. His funeral service will follow at 11:30 a.m. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Committal prayers will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/15/2008 - 4/16/2008.

EVANS MARY A. RAPACH
Mary A., Age 89 formerly of Chapman Place Elmira, NY died at Savannah Square in Georgia on September 2, 2007. She is preceded in death by her parents Paul and Mary Evans and her husband Joseph A. Rapach. Mrs. Rapach was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She is survived by two sons; Robert (Kathy) Rapach of Savannah and Richard (Patricia) Rapach of Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren, Christopher, Andrea, Lori, and Scott Rapach, Paul and April Lupica, Robert and Melissa Lupica McBride, Michael and Phillip Lupica; 4 great grandchildren, Emily and John Lupica, Robert "Trace" James McBride, III and Lauren Rebecca McBride, who loved their "Mimi". Visitation: Friday, September 7, 6 - 8 p.m, at Hubert Baker Funeral Home in Savannah, GA. Rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass: Saturday, September 8, 11:00 a.m. at Hubert C. Baker Funeral Home. Mass of Memoriam will be celebrated on Saturday September 29, 2007 at 11 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Ave in Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Thomas O'Brien will be the Celebrant of the Mass. Mrs. Rapach will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY next to her beloved husband Joseph. Those wishing may remember Mary through memorials to St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements locally entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/6/2007.

EVANS Richard Lyall - Founder of Elmira Heat Treating, Inc and Elmira Grinding Works Age 82, of Ft. Myers, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, March 15, 2006. Born in Bergen, NY, to parents, Lyall and Dorothy (Glitch) Evans. His family moved to Syracuse, NY in 1934. He graduated from Onondaga Valley Academy in 1942, and attended college in Ft. Hayes, Kansas. He was predeceased by his parents, Lyall and Dorothy; sisters, Margaret Westman and Martha Case of Syracuse. He is survived by his loving wife, Betty (Field) Evans of Ft. Myers, FL; daughter, Judith (Charles) Brinkerhoff of Pine City, NY; grandsons, Jeffrey Brinkerhoff, wife, Wendy and children, Michelle, Tyler, Morgan of Auburn, NY, Jason Brinkerhoff and Kathy Taylor of Pine City, NY; and sister, Josephine Latimer of Syracuse, NY; many nieces, nephews, relatives, and many close friends. Richard entered the United States Army in December 1942, fought in the Battle of the Bulge and was taken POW. He escaped with some important documents and received the Bronze Star. He was the initial founder of Elmira Heat Treating, Inc., Elmira Grinding Works, Elmira, NY, Evans Heat Treating in Syracuse, NY. He retired as CEO in 1982 from Elmira Heat Treating, Inc. Former President and lifetime member of Fur, Fin, and Feathers, Inc., former member of Corning Country Club, Elmira City Club, Sarasota Gun Club, Past Chairman of America Society of Metals, Member EAA flying society and Pinelakes Country Club Ft. Myers, FL. Richard enjoyed skeet and trap shooting, golfing, boating, fishing, reading and flying his own plane. He loved flying his float plane with his buddies to many Canadian fishing trips. Richard built his own Acro Sport 2 bi-plane which he was very proud of. Richard was especially proud of his grandsons with whom he spent many happy times. A memorial service will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, April 1, 2006, at 12 noon. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make a donation in Richard's memory to the St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 505 N. Parkway, Box 3704, Memphis, TN 38105 or Parkinson Foundation, 1501 North West 9th Avenue, Miami, FL 33136.

 

EWALD- LUTZ
Harriett O. Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, May 1, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Harriett was born in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late William and Blanche (Davidson) Ewald. Harriet was predeceased by her husband, Rudy in 1992; sisters, Jane Bishop in 1991, and Phyllis Smith in 2003; grandson, Stephen Haslett in 1996. Survivors include daughters, Gerri (Michael) Eames of Elmira, Lynda (Alan) Seagren of Gillett, PA, Carol Storch and Diane (Allen) Haslett, both of Elmira; sons, Robert (Karen) Lutz, David (Brenda) Lutz and Randall Lutz, all of Elmira; brother, William (Mary) Ewald of Gillett, PA; 15 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; three great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, May 3, 2005, From 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held there on Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at 10 a.m. with Rev. David Ashby officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.

 

FABRIZIO Phyllis Douglas

Age 87 of Elmira, NY. She was born January 14, 1924 in Elmira, daughter of the late Francis and Margaret (D'Andrea) Fabrizio and died Monday, April 4, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband Harold and daughter Patricia Reese. She is survived by her daughters Mary Paganelli of Elk Grove, CA and Dana Link of Elmira; sons-in-law Robert Paganelli of Elk Grove, CA, James Reese and John Shappee both of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren; 2 nieces and 1 nephews. Mrs. Douglas was a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish (St. Anthony's Church) and was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her Memorial Mass on Monday, April 11th at 11:30 am in St. Patrick's Church. Rev. Richard T. Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Phyllis through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – April 8, 2011

 

FAIRBROTHER Marion Fuller 

Formerly of Elmira: Marion Fuller died on October 18, 2012 at the age of 88 after a long bout with a serious illness. She was a resident of Baton Rouge and a native of New York State. A graduate of the Arnot School of Nursing, she worked in the health field all of her life before her retirement - first as a registered nurse specializing in the intensive care unit at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira, New York, and later, as a visiting nurse helping the infirm and elderly patients in their place of residence and finally, as an accredited nursing instructor at the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in Elmira, New York. Her husband, Keith Roland Fuller, to whom she was married to for 63 years, preceded her in death along with her mother Helen Myrtle Batdorf Fairbrother, and her father Thomas Paul Fairbrother. She is survived by her sons, Michael Robert Fuller of Baton Rouge and Keith Edward Fuller of San Diego; brothers, John Hudson Fairbrother of Elmira and Thomas Paul Fairbrother of Spencerport; four grandchildren and two great grandchildren. The interment, along with her husband Keith, will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery at 10:00 am on Monday, November 5, 2012.   Star Gazette – October 27, 2012

 

FANNING Graydon E. "Gray"
Age 79, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Sunday, October 7, 2007, at the Samaritan House after a valiant effort against his cancer. Gray was born on January 23, 1928 in Troy, PA, a son of Edmund and Margaret (Joralemon) Fanning. He was the husband of Edith (Mershimer) Fanning. Gray leaves his wife of fifty-one years, Edith; and five children, David (Carol) Fanning of Fort Collins, CO, Rhonda Iacuzzo of Fort Collins, CO, James (June) Fanning of Painted Post, NY, Robert Fanning of Tampa, FL, and Susan (Robert) Cleveland of Wellsboro, PA; ten grandchildren, Christopher, Erin, Andrew, Brian, Jonathon, Eric, Alexis, Garrett, Dylan, and Crystal; a great-granddaughter, Maredith; a sister, Barbara (Charles) Baldwin of Troy, PA. Gray was preceded in death by a brother, William Fanning. Gray was a retired Lieutenant Commander in the Medical Service Corps of the United States Navy, having served twelve years as a hospital corpsman and fifteen years as an MSC officer in hospital administration. Gray was an avid golfer and belonged to the Tyoga Country Club. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Wellsboro, PA and volunteered with Tioga Co. Meals on Wheels. He came to Wellsboro in January 1980 to be the Executive Director of the Green Home and retired from that position in 1991 but remained in Wellsboro, a town he visited with his grandfather in 1933 and fell in love with. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 12, 2007, from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held immediately following the visitation at 11 a.m. with the Rev. Eugene Charsky and Rev. Dr. Robert Greer officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Meals on Wheels, Queen St., Wellsboro, PA 16901 or to the Samaritan House, 3 Morgan Terrace, Wellsboro, PA 16901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/9/2007.

SGT. WILLIAM C. FANNING of Troy, Pa.  Military service Saturday (Nov. 14, 1947) 10:30 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Rev. Arthur E. Morey.  (Note he died in 1945)

GORDON EUGENE ‘FLASH’ FENTON, 55, of Sunset Park, Waverly, N.Y., died Friday, Sept., 16, 2005, at his home following an extended illness.  Born March 28, 1950, in Sayre, he was the son of Johnathan L. Fenton Sr. and the late Esther M. Johnson Fenton.  Gordon was a graduate of Athens High School, Class of 1968 and was also a graduate of Penn State University.  Gordon served in the U.S. Army as a medical corpsman in the 18th Medical Detachment during the Vietnam War.  He was a member of the American Legion Post in Waverly, N.Y.  Gordon enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling and was an avid Buffalo Bills fan.  Gordon was of Pennsylvania Native American heritage and enjoyed collecting Native American artifacts.  Surviving are his father, Johnathan Fenton Sr. of Athens; his sisters Cathy Barry and her husband, Robert Barry, of Waverly, N.Y.  Shirley Vanderpool and her husband, Neil Vanderpool, of Ohio, Charlene Brown and her husband, Rich Brown, of Athens, and Anna Forman of Stroudsburg, Pa.; his brothers Albert Fenton and his wife, Sheila Fenton, of Rome, Wayne Fenton and his wife, Cathy Fenton of Harrisburg, Pa., and Paul Fenton of Corning, N.Y.; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his mother, Esther, on Aug. 13, 1995; brothers John Fenton Jr. and William Fenton Sr.; and a sister Linda Fenton.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  There are no calling hours.  Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.  Arrangements are under the direction of the Alteri-Bowen Funeral Home, 314 Desmond St., Sayre, PA.  -Towanda Daily Review.

 

FIELD Betty Jane Evans

Fort Myers, FL and Horseheads: Betty Jane Evans, of Fort Myers, FL and Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Saturday, October 19, 2013. Betty was born in Syracuse, NY to William and Pearl (McPherson) Field. She moved to Elmira, NY in 1963, where her husband Richard founded Elmira Heat Treating. She is survived by her daughter, Judith (Bud) Brinkerhoff; and 2 grandsons, Jason (Ashley Novidor) Brinkerhoff of Pine City, NY, Jeff (Wendy) Brinkerhoff of Auburn, NY; great-grandchildren, Michelle, Tyler, Morgan, Harper and Jacob; great-great-grandson, James; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Richard in 2006; sister, Dorothy (Goodrich) (Carl) Pommer; brother, Howard (Helen) Field. She was an avid golfer and bowler in Elmira and in the Pine Lakes Community in North Fort Myers where she had lived full-time since 1987. She graduated from Beau Arts Beauty Culture School in Syracuse as a beautician and cosmetologist. She loved spending time with family and also loved animals, especially her dog friends, Buddy, Molly and Lucky. Her wishes were no calling hours. Her ashes will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband at Woodlawn National Cemetery with a private family service. A luncheon to celebrate her life will be held at Holiday Inn Riverside, Elmira, NY, at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 26, 2013. All friends and family are welcome to attend. Many thanks to the caring staff at Appleridge and her caregivers who were with Betty in her final days. Donations in her memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 262 Danny Thomas Pl, Memphis, TN 38105 or Knick Knack Pittie Pack Dog Rescue, Inc., 9 Reynolds Ave., Mont Alto, PA 17237. Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., is handling the arrangements. Star Gazette – October 26, 2013

 

FIELD Gary David Field

age 63, a longtime resident of Pine City, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at his home. Gary was born in Elmira, January 16, 1950, the middle son of the late Gerald DeRuyter and Frances (Dunn) Field. He proudly and bravely served in the US Army during the Vietnam War, for which he was awarded the Bronze Star for Valor. Gary graduated from Southside High School in 1968 and subsequently earned a degree in Environmental Science from Elmira College. Formerly a Director of Camp Seneca and Executive Director of the Sullivan Trail Council BSA, Gary retired as a Lieutenant from the NYSDOCS, after working at both the Elmira and Southport facilities. Additionally, after 30 years of dedicated service, Gary retired from the Army Reserves as a SFC. He will be remembered for his open-heartedness and sense of humor, his charisma and humility, his silent leadership, his love of friends and family, and his fondness for all things outdoors, including fishing, golfing and camping. Surviving Gary is his wife, Deborah Vosburgh Field. Together, they would have shared 39 years of marriage on June 8. He leaves behind six children, CPT Garrett DeRuyter (Jada) Field of Kindsbach, Germany; Brian (Stacey) Field of Clemmons, NC; Shawn (Melissa) Field of Elmira; Tracy (Alex) Ludwig of Sahuarita, AZ; Kelly Field (H.R. Domineske) of Elmira; and David Field of Elmira; nine grandchildren: Alexis, Andrew, Lynell, Abbigail, Aimee, Jonah, Greyson DeRuyter, Sophie, Aubree, and one on the way; brother, Gregory DeRuyter Field of Elmira; along with several nieces and one nephew. In addition to his parents, Gary is predeceased by his brother, Gavin Field. A celebration of Gary's life will be held privately and entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Friends may pay their respects at 3PM on Thursday, June 13, at "The Wall" at Woodlawn National Cemetery. "At the first sight of storm, we sail!"  Star Gazette – June 12, 2013

 

FIELD - LAMPMAN
Mary Louise Age 68 of Lower Maple Avenue. died Friday, August 17, 2001 at home surrounded by her loving and caring family. She was born October 31, 1932 in Elmira the daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn (Taylor) Field. Mary Lou, as she was affectionately known, was married to Allen Lampman, together they have celebrated and enjoyed 51 years of love together. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Allyn Nichols of Horseheads, NY; Bonnie and David Streeter of Ulster, PA; Elizabeth and Nicholas Styles of Elmira, NY; Michele and George Sarno of Monroe, SC; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Chris Lampman of Horseheads, NY; Jeffrey and Debi Lampman of King Ferry, NY; Scott and Naomi Lampman of Elmira, NY; sisters, Dorothy Johnson of Elmira, NY; Eva Pickett of Jamestown, NY; brother, Lynn (Francis) Field of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Madge Kelley of Horseheads, NY; along with 14 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister, Evelyn Halstead; brothers, Arthur, Paul and Carl Field; beloved grandson, Jeremy Lampman. Mrs. Lampman was a member of the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church in Elmira. She was a home health aide with the Community Nursing Services for the Elderly for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Monday, August 20, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held there on Tuesday at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Payne will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial Donations in the name of Mary Louise Lampman may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice 244 West Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 or to a charity of one's choice.

FIELD –MARY LOUISE LAMPMAN, 68, of Lower Maple Avenue, Elmira, N.Y., died Friday, Aug. 17, 2001, at home surrounded by her loving and caring family.  She was born Oct. 31, 1932, in Elmira, the daughter of the late Arthur and Evelyn Taylor Field.  Mary Lou, as she was affectionately known, was married to Allen Lampman.  Together they celebrated and enjoyed 51 years of love together.  She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Sharon and Allyn Nichols of Horseheads, N.Y., Bonnie and David Streeter of Ulster, Elizabeth and Nicholas Styles of Elmira, N.Y., and Michele and George Sarno of Monroe, S.C.; sons and daughters-in-law, Allen and Chris Lampman of Horseheads, N.Y., Jeffrey and Debi Lampman of King Ferry, N.Y., and Scott and Naomi Lampman of Elmira, N.Y.; sisters Dorothy Johnson of Elmira and Eva Pickett of Jamestown, N.Y.; a brother, Lynn (Francis) Field of Elmira; a sister-in-law, Madge Kelley of Horseheads; 14 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Mary Lou was preceded in death by her sister Evelyn Halstead; brothers, Arthur, Paul and Carl field; and a beloved grandson, Jeremy Lampman.  Mrs. Lampman was a member of the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church in Elmira.  She was a home health aide with the Community Nursing Services for the Elderly for many years.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Monday, Aug. 20, 2001, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Payne will officiate.  Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira.  Memorial donations in the name of Mary Louise Lampman may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Later St., Elmira, N.Y. or to a charity of one’s choice.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FIFE -OWEN, Freda M.
Age 72 of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Montour Falls, NY died
on Saturday morning, June 26, 2010 in the comfort of her home. She is pre-deceased by her husband James C. Owen on May 18, 2009; sister, Frances Fife; and parents, Alfred and Eva Deats Fife. Survivors include her sons, Dan (Arlene) Owen of Rochester, NY and Kirk (Pamela) Owen of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Leilanie (Robert) Houle of FL, Jamie (Phil Joe) Smith of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Erica, Ashley, Steven, David, Tracy, Brooke, Shayna, Bradley, Brett, Jessica and Phil; six great grandchildren; sisters, Eleanor Fife Copp and Shirley Musto; brothers, Alfred Fife, James Fife and Joseph Fife; and special friend, Wilma Campbell. A celebration of Freda's life will be held at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 at 11:30 AM. Her ashes will be placed in the columbarium at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family alongside her husband. Those wishing to remember Freda may do so through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 1, 2010

FIORITO Leonard J. World War II Veteran Was born March 19, 1921 in LeRoy, NY, the son of the late Isadore and Anna (Dreher) Fiorito, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 21, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital Elmira, NY, at the age of 85. Leonard married Sarah Record, July 16, 1949 at St. Patrick's Church in Elmira. They have enjoyed 57 wonderful years of love and life together. He is also survived by his sisters, Mary Feary of Batavia, NY, Margaret Bradley of Livonia, NY; along with seven nieces and three nephews. His sister, Catherine Amidon, predeceased him. Leonard retired from the General Electric Company as a mechanical engineer. He was a World War II Veteran, proudly serving his country from 1943 - 1945 in the 8th Air Force Division as a Fighter Pilot. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. A Graveside Ceremony with Military Honors will be held in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at a time and date to be announced in the spring. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

FOEHNER - STREET, Lois Ann (Foehner)
Age 84, of Fargo, ND, died on Saturday, August 2, 2009 at the Elim Rehab and Care Center. Lois was born on April 28, 1925 to Charles and Hazel Mae (Fitch) Foehner in Elmira, NY. She graduated from Southport High School and attended/graduated from the Park Ave. Hospital Nursing Program in Rochester, NY. Lois' nursing career scanned four decades of service in New York, Okinawa, Texas, Washington, Florida, and Nevada. Her nursing skills brought great comfort and care to patients with medical, surgical, and psychiatric needs. Lois was united in marriage to James T. Street on August 31, 1946 in Elmira, N.Y. Together they raised four children while living as an U.S. Air Force family in many states as well as in the Far East. Lois is survived by her son Steven of Fargo, ND; daughter Lynn Michelle and son-in-law Lynn Travis of Bentonville, AR; son James, Charlottesville, VA; daughter Cathe, Ft. Lauderdale, FL; and grandchildren David Street, Richmond, VA; Michael McCullough, Fayetteville, AR; and Ty Wilson, Ft. Lauderdale, FL. Lois's sister Betty (Foehner) Moak lives in Annapolis, MD. Lois was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and three of her siblings: Mildred, Robert, and James. A memorial service for Lois will take place at the Woodlawn National Cemetery (Veterans Section) in Elmira, NY on Friday, October 16, 2009 at 2 PM. All family and friends are invited to attend this memorial. After the memorial, a family get together will take place at Barb Moak's home on 420 Sharr Ave., Elmira, NY.   Published in Star-Gazette from October 11 to October 13, 2009

JAMES W. FOODY of 505 Fitch St. Prayer service was held at the Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home, 403 Walnut St., this morning at 8 followed by Solemn High Mass of Requiem at 9 in St. Patrick’s Church.  The Rt. Rev. Msgr. William J. Brien, V.F., was the celebrant assisted by the Rev. William A. Burns as deacon and the Rev. David B. Singerhoff, sub-deacon.  The Rt. Rev. Msgr. Francis J. Lane and the Rev. Robert J. Donovan were in the sanctuary.  Pallbearers: Rex Beach, Edward O’Leary, Lester Wolfe, John Golden, Richard Hall and Daniel J. Donahoe.  Father Donovan conducted the committal service in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  The Elmira Reformatory firing squad and bugler conducted the military honors at the grave.  The fifth grade students of St. Patrick’s School and Elmira Reformatory guards attended in body.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/1954

 

FORSTER Mary F - RAPACH Mary F.

age 89 formerly of Chapman Place Elmira, NY died at Savannah Square in Georgia on September 2, 2007. Mary was pre-deceased by her husband Joseph A. Rapach on October 6, 2001. Mrs. Rapach was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society. She is survived by two sons: Robert (Kathy) Rapach of Savannah, GA and Richard (Patricia Vater) Rapach of Simpsonville, SC; grandchildren: Andrea, Christopher, Lori and Scott Rapach. Mass of Memoriam will be celebrated on Saturday September 29, 2007 at 11 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Ave in Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Thomas O'Brien will be the Celebrant of Mrs. Rapach's Funeral Mass. Mrs. Rapach will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY next to her beloved husband Joseph. Those wishing may remember Mary through memorials to St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or to the American Diabetes Association. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/27/2007.

 

FORSYTH - SMITH, Dora B.
Age 80 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born March 18, 1930 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Bill and Lena (Lewis) Forsyth and died
Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, John on March 30, 2005; and daughter, Nancy Archuleta on October 29, 2009. She is survived by her son-in-law, Joel Archuleta of Elmira Heights; grandsons, Samuel Thomas Archuleta and Joel Archuleta, Jr.; brothers, Harold Forsyth of Elmira and William Forsyth of Odessa. Dora was a former employee of Youngstown Steel Door and attended Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Monday, June 14th, at 11 a.m. in Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 12, 2010

GREGORIUS FOTIADIS died Feb. 27, 1937 at the Veterans Facility Hospital, Sunmount, N.Y.  The body will be brought to Elmira Thursday and a funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. at the United States Soldiers’ Plot in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The Rev. W. B. Dowhovich will officiate.  Mr. Fotiadis was a member of Company B. 42nd Machine Gun Battalion in the World War.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1937

FORCE - COLUMBINE
Lorraine E. Age 71 formerly of 416 Steuben St., Horseheads, NY died on Saturday, September 22 , 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Columbine was born September 11, 1930 in Horseheads NY, the daughter of the late Paul and Vaudine Farr Force. Lorraine married her husband, Harry G. Columbine, on July 23, 1950 and he pre-deceased her on June 4, 1994. Mrs. Columbine is survived by her children: Vicki Denson of Ohio, Harry G. and Frances Columbine Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Marla Columbine of Elmira, NY, Terry and Barry Edwards of Horseheads, NY, Carol and Todd Reome of Horseheads, NY, Paula Briggs of Hershey, PA and Roger and Tina Columbine of Elmira, NY; 15 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Rose Force of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Raymond Kinner of Pine City, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Monday, September 24, 2001 from 12 noon - 2 PM. Mrs. Columbine's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Columbine through memorials to The American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, 462 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901.

 

FOSTER Ruth N. Mansell

89, of State College, died Monday, November 14, 2011, at Centre Crest Nursing Home, Bellefonte. Born May 14, 1922, in Huntingdon, she was a daughter of the late Cloyd and Mabel Hall Foster. She was preceded in death by her two sisters, Frances Hickes and Kathleen Saltsman; and one brother, Cloyd Foster, Jr. She was previously married to D. Ray Ellenberger. She married Ted Mansell on February 29, 1976, who preceded her in death. She is survived by one daughter, Betsy (Gary) Wiser, of State College, three stepdaughters, Cindy Burdick (Jack) of Breesport, NY, Bonnie Lacombe of The Colony, TX, and Georgeann Copestick of Palm Harbor, FL. Also surviving are three grandchildren, Wendy (Joe) Davidson, Marcie (Chad) Rockey, and Alan Wiser; and three step-grandchildren, Tina Hooey, Tracey Nagle, and Tim Copestick. Along with 10 great-grandchildren and various nieces and nephews, she also had an adopted son, Don, who preceded her in death. In her early years, Ruth attended St. Paul's United Methodist Church, State College, and was one of the founders of the Friendship Class there in 1946. During her life in New York she was an active member of the Pine Valley United Methodist Church, Pine Valley, NY and belonged to the United Methodist Women. She also was involved in the Eastern Star Alert Chapter #948 in Elmira Heights. She loved doing crafts, knitting, sun bathing, gardening, camping, golfing, and playing cards with the love of her life, Ted. She came back to State College following Ted's death in 2006 and was a resident of Wynwood House, Centre Hall, and then Centre Crest. Although Ruth's memory was fading, she was still the happy person she had always been. Her giggle raised the spirits of all. The family thanks all the wonderful people who helped her so lovingly over the past years. Visitation will be 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Thursday, November 17, 2011, at Koch Funeral Home, 2401 S. Atherton St., State College. Funeral Service will follow at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with the Reverends Ed Zeiders and Eric Shafer officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY, at a later time. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in her name to Centre Crest, 502 East Howard Street, Bellefonte, PA.  Star Gazette – November 16, 2011

 

FRANK, Leonard
FRANK, Leonard age 72 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 5, 1936 in Bronx, NY, son of the late Sidney and Rose (Ganzler) Frank and died Saturday, November 8, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by 4 children, 1 sister and 1 brother. Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery.

 

FREAS Daryl H. Sr.

Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, December 18, 2011, at Darway Elder Care in Forksville, PA. Daryl was born on September 11, 1927 in Valier, PA, son of the late Harvey and Dora (Gallantine) Freas. Daryl served our country honorably in the US Army during WWII and worked for National Homes in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. Daryl is survived by his daughter, Deborah (Sidney) Johnston; sons, Daryl (Edie) Jr., Roger, Robert, Donald (Chyleen), William (Cindy) and Steven Freas; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sister, Donna Franty; brother, Herbert Freas. Family and friends are invited to attend a remembrance gathering on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, at 717 Winser St., Elmira, NY 14901 at 2 p.m. Daryl will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – December 19, 2011

 

FREEMAN –  MARIE E. MILLER age 87 of George E. Bragg Towers, Sunday, March 31, 1991 in St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours 4 p.m.  Rev. Ronald S. Place officiating.  Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Verne of Elmira, Melvin and Emma of Newport News, VA, Roy and Lorraine, Pine City, Robert and Letha of Boise, ID; daughters and son-in-law, Jane Stolicker, Ruth and Robert Lambert, all of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Maureen Miller of Elmira; brothers and sister-in-law, Jesse and Louise of Wellsburg, NY, Herbert and Louise of Elmira; sisters, Vera Crandall of Gillett, PA, Shirley and Lloyd Anderson of Maine; sister-in-law, Jerry Freeman of Wellsburg, NY; several grandchildren; great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.  Mrs. Miller was a member of the First United Church of Christ, Chemung County Home Bureau, AARP and a volunteer of RSVP.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/2/1991

FREEMAN -  MARIE E. MILLER
Marie E. Miller, 87, of Elmira died Sunday, March 31, 1991 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by six children; two brothers; sisters, Vera Crandell of Gillett, PA and Shirley and Lloyd Anderson of Maine; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Funeral and committal services were held April 4 (4 pm) at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Ronald Place officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, April 4, 1991)

FREEMAN - In Loving Memory of  Roger H. Freeman
8/30/1946 - 07/17/08
Our family thanks Dr. Corbalan, Dr. Kung & the Arnot Ogden Hospital Extensive Care & 4-T nurses for their care, concern & kindness shown to Roger & us during his final days. We extend our heartfelt thanks to our family & the many friends who offered their support & love with a visit, prayer, or thoughtful deed. Roger was the son of the late Herbert & Margaret Mary Stadler Freeman, a graduate of Southside High, Class of 1964, US Air Force Viet Nam War Veteran & a retired Sgt. with NYS Corrections. At his request, full Military Honors were accorded Roger at Woodlawn National Cemetery, under the direction of Barrett Funeral Home. He will be dearly missed by his lifelong friends, Tom, Jim, Howard & George, along with godson Eddie Moran, Aunts Betty Freeman, Geraldine Freeman & many cousins & especially by his sister & brother in law; Diana & Jim Maher,  Nieces- Colleen Maher, Patty (Bob) Howe with Robby & Timmy, all of Elmira, NY, Pam (Todd) Curren with Josh, Zach & Emilie of Gillett, PA & Nephew- Joe Maher of Charlotte, NC ''Remember the good times" Donations in his memory can be made to one of the following: St. Mary's Church, Restoration Fund,  224 Franklin Street Elmira, NY 14904 National MS Society  Upper New York Chapter PO box 23746 Rochester, NY 14692 American Diabetes  Association 6390 Fly Road 2nd Floor East Syracuse, NY 13047 Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/10/2008

 

FRELIGH Lora "Mae" Freligh Starner 

Born July 12, 1921 in Gaines Township, Tioga County, PA. Mae was the daughter of John Wilbur and Lora Mae Jackson Freligh. She grew up in Mansfield, PA, with sisters, Ruth Emma and Beth Mary and brother, Howard Edgar. On May 8, 1942 in Elmira Heights, NY, Mae married Gerald Edwin Starner, with whom she shared over 60 wonderful years. She will always be loved by her children, Greg and wife Deborah, Betsy, Jeff, and Kim and wife Olga. Her grandchildren and great grandchildren Todd and family, Darcy, Owen and Meah; Amy and husband Ray McLaughlin and daughters, Taylor and Leah; William and wife Brooke; Jocelyn; and MaKenzie will miss her. A longtime resident of Horseheads, Mae enjoyed antiques, decorating, travel and reading. She will be interred with her husband at Woodlawn National Cemetery. A private service will be held at the convenience of her family. Do not worry about our tears. They are the language of unspeakable love. Arrangements are with the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.    Star Gazette – October 18, 2012

 

GERALD W. FREY age 60 of 707 Thompson St., Sunday, April 21, 1968.  Family will receive callers at the Olthof Funeral Home, Monday 7 to 9 a.m.  Private funeral there at the convenience of the family, the Rev. James Collea.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Annette Frey; daughter, Miss Jeris Frey at home; sister, Mrs. Marjorie Perry of Elmira.  Mr. Frey was a member of Union Lodge No. 95 F&AM, was a Veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1968

 

FRITCHLEY Muriel Jean Tallis

A longtime resident of Pine City died Mon. Jan. 16, 2012, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health at the age of 85. Born on August 8, 1926 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Walter & Ruth Beardsley Fritchley. She was predeceased by her beloved husband, John R. Tallis Sr. on Nov. 23, 2011. A Registered Nurse, Jean was employed first at the Arnot Ogden Hospital where she received her nurses training and later for Dr. Edward J, Grandt MD before her retirement. A homemaker, Jean was a loving and caring wife and mother to her family. She was a member of first Baptist Church in Elmira. Surviving is her loving family, children, John Jr. (Theresa) Tallis, Horseheads; Karen (Daniel) Robbins, Pine City; Greg (Jane) Tallis, Cary, NC; Kathy (Gerry) Warner, Southport; grandchildren, Scott and Todd MacIntosh, Jessica (Joe) McInnis, James (Mallory Stanton) Nichols, Daniel and David Robbins; Thomas and William Tallis, Nicole (Shane Miller) Bourgeois, Andrew Bourgeois, great-grandchildren, Presley Madison McInnis, Krew Jamison Miller. In addition to her parents, Jean was predeceased by her brother, Richard Fritchley. The family would like to thank the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility on 2B12 for their compassionate care and kindness. Private services will be handled at the family's convenience and she will be interred with John Tallis Sr. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – January 20, 2012    

 

FRITZ Brinsley D. Sr.
Age 87 of Cobleskill, NY died on Saturday October 4, 2008. Gravesite Committal Services will be held on Thursday October 9, 2008 at 2 PM at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/7/2008

FRITZ Jr., John A.
SP/4 Medic - 91B20 130th Gen. Hosp. Spt. Commz. 1944 - 2010
"Big Daddy" & Proud Papa John died
at the Bath VA Medical Center Skilled Nursing Facility on Saturday, October 2, 2010, after a short but courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by son, Trevor A. Fritz of Jacksonville, FL; son, Ian M. Fritz of Phoenix, AZ; daughter, Kaire A. Fritz-Lauzon of Elmira, NY. He has also left behind nine grandchildren, all of whom he loved and took great pride in. He was a strong and stubborn man, but he was also a caring, loving and devoted father and grandfather. He was also a good friend to so many. He will be greatly missed by all who have been so lucky enough to have been a part of his life here on this earth. His legacy will forever live on in our hearts. You may have lost the battle Daddy, but you have fought the good fight and won the war! You've earned your wings now...Fly free! Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1826 Davis Street, Elmira, NY at 2:00 p.m. Cliff Havens will officiate and the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Fritz Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Avenue, Bath, NY 14810. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Semper Fi "Protect The Fallen".- Elmira Star Gazette, October 4, 2010

FROST Leslie M. "Fuzzy"
Age 81 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Big Flats, NY died on Thursday May 31, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Fuzzy was born on June 21, 1925 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Walter and Ursula Walch Frost. Mr. Frost was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Army, 13th Armored Division. He was a retired assistant manager with the Elmira-Corning Regional Airport in Big Flats, NY. He was a member of the Big Flats United Methodist Church, the Big Flats Fire Dept., America Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights, NY and The Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297. Fuzzy and his wife, Pauline E. Gould Frost owned and operated Gould's Greenhouse in Big Flats, NY for many years. He was pre-deceased by his loving wife Pauline E. Gould Frost on January 8, 1994, his daughter Jean F. Bayne on August 21, 1997 and his brother Walter Frost. Mr. Frost is survived by his beloved daughter Debbie F. Holliman and Tom Farrell of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter: Shannon F. (Ricky) Ashe of Atlanta, GA; great grandchildren: David and Brianna; sisters: Madeline Mikoda of West Windsor, NY and Dorothy Buxton of Southern Pines, NC; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ralph and Eldora Gould of Big Flats, NY and Marjorie Ashley of Big Flats, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday June 3, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Frost's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday June 4, 2007 at 11 AM. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Frost.

FRUTCHEY Charles John "Jack"
Age 82, of Miller Street, Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, June 17th, 2009, at the St. Joseph's Hospital. He was the son of the late Alonzo and Lillian Conners Frutchey and was born in Sayre, PA February 4th, 1927. Surviving him is his children, Christopher (Theresa) Frutchey of Elmira Heights, NY, Todd Frutchey of Sayre, PA, Mary Alice (Ross) Eckert of Lewiston, NY, Lorrie (Jerry) Devine of MD; six grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Pearl (Kenneth) Conklin of Horseheads, NY; brother, Louis (Fran) Frutchey of Ocala, FL; and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Jack is predeceased by his son, Charles John Frutchey II in 1983; and many brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, June 20th, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow the gathering hours at 4:00 p.m. Pastor Dwayne Arnold will officiate. Graveside services will be held at a time convenient with the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded, to honor his dedication and personal sacrifice during World War II. Jack was proud to be an Army veteran of World War II. He was stationed in Germany, guarding captured Nazi officers at a German prison camp. Jack was a Lieutenant for the Southport Volunteer Fire Department for many years, and retired from the United States Postal service after 39 years of service. He loved all of his many cats and dogs over the years. He was the type of man to make a friend anywhere. He found great joy in collecting cars, he appreciated antiques and lamps of many types. Many friends and family will miss Jack. Those wishing, please make memorials in Charles John Frutchey's name to an animal shelter of your choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/18/2009

ELMER E. FULMER JR.
 Elmer E. Fulmer Jr., 73, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, March 24, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness. He was born October 5, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the Twin Tiers in September of 1972. He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in 1943 and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 860th Engineers Battalion in the southwest Pacific.  He was a South Creek Fire Department social member and retired civil engineer for Valley City Gas in Sayre. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gertrude; sons, Allen C. (Barbara) of Elmira, NY, James C. (Linda) of Hamburg, NY, Richard B. (Margaret) of Gillett, PA, Elmira E. (Brenda) of Denton, TX; nine grandchildren; sister, Virginia (Matt) Haist of Ivyland, PA; a niece and a nephew. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on March 28 with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Contributions may be made to the South Creek Ambulance Association or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department. (TGR, Thursday, March 31, 1994)

ELMER E. FULMER JR., 73, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, March 24, 1994 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre after an extended illness.  He was born October 5, 1920 in Philadelphia, PA and moved to the Twin Tiers in September of 1972.  He graduated from Pennsylvania Military College in 1943 and was a veteran of World War II, having served with the 860th Engineers Battalion in the southwest Pacific.  He was a South Creek Fire Department social member and retired civil engineer for Valley City Gas in Sayre.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Gertrude; sons, Allen C. (Barbara) of Elmira, NY, James C. (Linda) of Hamburg, NY, Richard B. (Margaret) of Gillett, PA, Elmira E. (Brenda) of Denton, TX; nine grandchildren; sister, Virginia (Matt) Haist of Ivyland, PA; a niece and a nephew.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on March 28, with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira.  Contributions may be made to the South Creek Ambulance Association or the South Creek Volunteer Fire Department.  –Towanda Daily Review.

 

FULTON Anna Charlene Stewart "Char"

Age 73 of Golden Glow. She was born June 28, 1938 in Ithaca, NY, daughter of the late Charles and Anna (LaRue) Fulton and died Thursday, March 29, 2012 at home after a lengthy battle with lung cancer. She was predeceased by her great granddaughter Alexandra Grace Harrell in 2007 and is survived by her husband Richard; children Kathy Taggerty of Alexandria, AL, Brian Taggerty of Golden Glow, Tanya (Steve) Solomon of Mentor, OH; 6 grandchildren; 7 great grandchildren. Charlene retired as Executive Secretary with the Elmira Water Board. She was a member of the Big Flats Wesleyan Church; loved plants, dogs and sailing. She was also a member of the Finger Lakes Yacht Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, April 1st from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral and committal services will be held there on Monday, April 2nd at 10 am. Rev. Bern Lytle will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Charlene through donations to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rte 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – March 30, 2012

 

FUNDURULIC Frank J.
Age 86 of Elmira, died Friday morning, August 22, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his family by his side. Frank was born March 24, 1922, the son of the late Stephen and Stella Mikolajcak Fundurulic. He served his country with the US Army Air Corp during WWII and retired from Conrail after 35 years of dedicated service. He is predeceased by his brother, Joseph Fundurulic, and step-son, Edward Doane. Survivors include his loving and devoted wife of 30 years, Cleone Roof Doane Fundurulic; daughter Vicki (Stephen) Watkins of Horseheads, NY; step-children: Lawrence (Joy) Doane of Elmira, NY, James (Madeleine) Doane of Granville, NY, Gerald Doane of Elmira Heights, NY, Nancy Chapman of Rome, PA and Steve Doane of Providence, RI; grandson, Clifford Hall with his son Matthew of Irving, TX; granddaughter, Amanda (Gippy) Hall and her sons Austyn, Blake, Collin and Anthony all of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Theresa Douglass of Elmira, NY, Loretta (Donald) Savey of Elmira, NY; brother: Stephen Fundurulic of Beaver Dams, NY; and several grandchildren, great grandchildren, step grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will receive relatives and friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Tuesday August 26, 2008 from 5-7 p.m. Interment will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Frank may do so through "Avenue of Flags" c/o Chemung Canal Bank, One Canal Plaza, Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/24/2008

 

FURNEY Joseph B. Sr.

Age 55, of Elmira Heights, NY, died unexpectedly on Sunday, January 22, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joseph was born on May 27, 1956 in Binghamton, NY, son of the late Daniel and Arlene (Williams) Furney. Joseph served our country in the US Coast Guard during the Vietnam War and was a truck driver for most of his working life. Joseph is survived by his longtime companion, Annette; sons, Joseph Jr. and Grady Furney; daughters, Trina and Melissa Swido; 8 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service on Wednesday, January 25, 2011, at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors.  Star Gazette – January 24, 2012

 
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