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
GAFFIGAN Joan A. EWSUK
Age 79 of Elmira Heights, NY. After a full life, Joan passed peacefully in the loving care of her family in her home early Friday evening December 20, 2013. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved children. Her grandchildren kept her smiling through her final days. She is predeceased by her parents Mabel & William Gaffigan; husband William Ewsuk; brothers Bill, Bob, and Paul Gaffigan; sister Madelyn Gaffigan; brother-in-law Gabe Ewsuk (and his wife Lois); sister-in-law Sonia Palladino (nee Ewsuk); and daughter-in-law Lauri Ewsuk. She is survived by her children Bill (Katje), Kevin (Jill), Timothy, Zoe (Doug) Crane (nee Ewsuk), Nick, Faith, and Serge Ewsuk (with significant other Nancy Curiale and her daughters Breanna and Saige), sister Carol (Bill) Lajeunese; sisters-in-law Ann and Lynn Gaffigan, Kathleen Petrochko (nee Ewsuk) and Gloria Ewsuk; brother-in-law John Palladino; grandchildren Engineman First Class Alex (Susan), Karian (Jarrod Muller), Avvram Ewsuk, Sargent Kyle Crane, Matthew Crane, Stephen (Katie) Lupica-Ewsuk, Tyler, Nick, James, Gabriel and Joshua Ewsuk; great grandchildren Alena Muller and Mackenzie Lupica-Ewsuk. Joan was a longtime member of the American Legion Post 154 Auxiliary, and a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge 2297. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, December 22nd from 7 to 9 pm. Panikhyda will be held at 8:15 pm. Her burial service will be held there on Monday, December 23rd at 10 am. Rev. Fr. Daniel Mahler will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 22, 2013
GAHAGAN Josephine "Jo" Black
Age 91 of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully Wed. October 2, 2013 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health. Born on June 29, 1922 daughter of the late, Madison Meade & Celia E. Perry Gahagan. She was employed by Remington Rand, St. Joseph's Hospital and Marine Midland Bank at various times in her life. Jo married Richard Black on April 14, 1979. She was a member of the Breesport Methodist Church for many years. Her interests included antiquing, sewing, quilting, flower gardening, reading and cherished family times. Surviving is her loving family, husband, Richard Black, Horseheads; children, Dolores (Nancy Richards) Seagren, Rochester; John A. Seagren, Elmira; Janet (Joseph) Budnar, Liberty, SC; Alan M. (Lynne) Seagren, Gillett, PA; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, and a great, great grandchild. In addition to her parents, Jo was predeceased by her half-sisters, Almeda Heath and Marion Schick. Private services were held at Caywood's Funeral Home with interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery on October 7, 2013. Star Gazette – October 9, 2013
GALLAGHER –HELEN GALLAGHER HUNTER age 86 of 306 West Church Street, Elmira died Friday, October 19, 1990 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a long illness. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes & Sons Funeral Home, 113 Walnut St., Elmira, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Buri9al will be held there Monday at 2 p.m. followed by burial at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to St. Joseph’s Hospital, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY. Survived by nieces, Mrs. Robert (Mary Jane) Krebs of Corning and Mrs. Robert (Eleanor) Morris of Crawfordsville, Indiana; grand nephew, Thomas Krebs of Elmira and Charlie Krebs of Urbana, Illinois; five other nieces and nephews in Indiana; two cousins in Corning. She was born in Corning, NY in 1903 the daughter of Thomas and Jennie McMahon Gallagher. Her husband, Edgar Hunter died in 1956. She was also predeceased by 2 brothers and 2 sisters. She was employed at Ingersoll Rand in Painted Post and Remington Rand in Elmira where she retired after 36 years. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul’s Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/21/1990
GALLOWAY - GRANGER Mary Louise
Age 59, of 708 Hopkins St. in Elmira and formerly of Roosevelt Ave. in Horseheads, went home to be with the Lord peacefully surrounded by her family on Fri. Oct. 3, 2008. She was born Dec. 31, 1948 in Elmira, NY, the daughter to the late Jessie Galloway and Madeline Harvey Galloway. She was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth L. Granger on Dec. 19, 2002; and son, Hayden Granger in 1971. She is survived by her sons, Kevin (Janet) Granger of Elmira, NY, Keith (Cliff Roy III) Granger also of Elmira and with whom she resided; granddaughter, Abby Granger; brothers and sisters, William (Mary) Galloway of Sioux Falls, SD, Lawrence (Nancy) Fanton of Virginia Beach, VA, Connie (Sam) Savon of Van Etten, NY, Shirley (Kenneth Forstmann) Stillman of Mathews, VA, Marvin (Terri) Fanton of Florida, Cathy (Garry) Causby of Morganton, NC; several nieces and nephews, including Michelle Grover, Corey Savon, Michael and Marshall Evans; the daughter she never had, Shannon (Roger) Phillips of Sullivanville, NY; and many close and caring friends and neighbors. Mary was a member of Breesport Baptist Church and a member and the founder of their Monday Night Sewing Group. Mary was a former employee at the A&P Plant, clerk of Horseheads 7-Eleven, cafeteria worker at Hardinge Inc. ARC of Chemung County and a teacher's aide at SCT Boces. She was devoted in her faith and family. The Lord has you in his hands we have you in our hearts, we love you and miss you. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday Oct. 6, 2008 2-4:00 and 6-8:00. Her funeral service will be celebrated in the Breesport Baptist Church, 1811 North Chemung Rd., Breesport, NY, on Tuesday Oct. 7, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. with her Pastor, Scott Snyder, officiating. Interment to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery beside her late husband and son. Those wishing may also remember Mary with memorials to the Church Building Fund, PO Box B, 1811 North Chemung Rd., Breesport, NY 14816; or IMF, the International Myeloma Foundation, 12650 Riverside Dr., Suite 206, North Hollywood, CA 91607, 800.452.CURE (2873) or at www.myeloma.org. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/5/2008
John L. "Bud"
Of Southport died Wednesday, October 22, 2008 following a long and full life at the age of 101. Born on September 4, 1907 in Elmira, son of John L. & Bessie Devoe Gamble. With a hard work ethic from a young age, Bud was a self-employed homebuilder. He enjoyed all sports and was a loving and caring gentleman with a warm sense of humor and wit. John was also a member of the Masons. He served his country during WWII in the US Army and will be interred in Woodlawn National Cemetery next to his predeceased wife, Lida Hager Gamble who passed in 1994. Surviving are the people he loved his friend and companion, Lydia Fagan, Southport; his daughter, Barbara Hazen, Rochester, NY grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bud was predeceased by his daughters, Joyce Backus and Carol Kerbein. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 2 p.m. for Bud's funeral service officiated by the Reverend Gary Mammarello. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Gamble in the Gardens following his funeral services. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/23/2008
GARFIELD ANN BRANDENBURG
Ann Age 64, of 342 Easy St., Horseheads, NY, died Monday, September 11, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Ann was born in Waverly, NY, daughter of the late Louis and Susan (Chalk) Garfield. Ann was a devoted Army wife and mother, serving with Karl for almost 20 years. In addition, Ann was the Army Community Services Volunteer Coordinator at Ft. Benning, GA, organizer and coordinator for Army Special Needs Kid Day Camp, Installation Coordinator for Battered Child/Spouse Abuse program. Her Army adventures took her to Ft. Wainwright in Fairbanks, AK, Ft. Knox, KY, as well as Ft. Benning, GA. She was a Cub Scout mother and a Brownie Scout mother, as well as being a substitute teacher. Survivors include her husband, Karl of 37 years; son, Louis P. (Karen) Brandenburg of Manchester, NH; daughter, Christina M. Brandenburg of Syracuse, NY; sisters, Marie (Maurice) Wild of Elmira, NY, and Susan Garfield of Fredrick, MD; grandson, Karl J. Brandenburg II of Manchester, NH; granddaughter, Joy A. Young of Syracuse, NY; several nieces and nephews. Ann was also predeceased by nephews, Jonathan Wild and Christopher Verel. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casmir's Church on Friday, September 15, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. with Rev. Thomas O'Brien officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Ann's memory can be made to the National Diabetes Foundation or National Kidney Foundation.
GARRETT Clair W. Garrett Jr.
Age 73 of Perkins Ave. Horseheads passed away at home on Thurs. Dec. 23, 2010. He was born July 22, 1937 in Hanover, PA, a son to the late Clair and Emilie (Gommel) Garrett Sr. He is survived by his wife, Leah Jean (Robinson) Garrett; Daughters, Darlene (Cliff) Wilson of Horseheads, NY, Theresa (Edward) Dziekonski of Clyde, NY;7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Clair was a career US Navy veteran having served during the Korean War, Vietnam War, Kosovo, Iran, Iraq and Afghanistan. Clair was a member of the American Legion in NJ. He enjoyed woodworking and time spent with his family. He and his wife attended Big Flats Wesleyan Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Big Flats Wesleyan Church 561 Maple Ave. Big Flats, NY on Wed. Dec. 29, 2010 from 3-5:00 pm. A memorial service will take place there in church at 6:30 pm. Private burial with military honors will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Clair with memorials in his name to the Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14901 or Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child, PO Box 3000 Boone, NC 28607. Star Gazette - December 25, 2010
GEROW Mildred A. McLaughlin
Age 92, formerly of Luce Street, Elmira died
Monday, November 15, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Millie was the daughter of the late Clayton A. and Nellie B.( VanHouten) Gerow. She was born in Elmira, May 28, 1918. Her husband John R. McLaughlin predeceased her July 30, 2001 along with her brothers: Ernest, Lelend, Francis, and Lawrence Gerow. Millie is survived by nieces and nephews; Kathy (Tom) Johnston, Larry (Marlene) Gerow, Judy (Dave) Wood, Andy (Barbara) Gerow, Peggy Harding, Gail Wandell, Clayton Gerow, Bonnie (Joe) Todd along with several great nieces, nephews and great greats. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, November 21, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Graveside services will be held on Monday privately in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Millie was a very outgoing and loving person, who appreciated animals of all kinds and loved her dogs. She always was ready for a party and rarely left her home without a camera or not looking her best. She will always be remembered for her quick wit, snappy humor, and selfless giving to others. She worked for Iszard's and later Rosenbaum's Department Stores behind the cosmetic counters, and retired after many years of loyal service. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star-Gazette - November 19, 2010
GESSICK Eva M. Age 92, of Horseheads, formerly of Elmira Heights, died Tuesday, January 9, 2007 at Bethany Manor. Eva was born September 11, 1914 in Northumberland County, PA, the daughter of Rose Ellen and John Larkin. Her husband Clarence E. "Larry" Gessick predeceased her on July 19, 1989. Eva moved to Elmira Heights in 1951 and resided there until 1990. She then moved to Beaver Falls, PA for 15 years prior to moving back to the Elmira area. Eva is survived by her children, Anna M. Burritt of Millport, with her husband Richard, John T. Gessick of Pottsboro, TX, Stephen A. Gessick of Elmira, and Thomas A. Gessick of Altamont, NY with his wife Mary Ellen; grandchildren Frank and Brian Twardeski, Richard Gessick, Rod, Rhonda and Robin Riley, Angela Gessick, April Allison, Paul, Ben and Carl Fusco-Gessick, Richard Burritt and Michelle Margeson; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. From great grandson Nicki, he would like to offer a special remembrance to his "Old Nanny." Eva was retired from the Elmira Heights School District. She was a long time member of the VFW Auxiliary on Elmira's Southside. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, January 11, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, January 12, 2007 at 11:00 a.m. followed by committal prayers and interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Bethany Manor Sunshine Club (for hair care), 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, 14845. The family of Eva would like to extend a special thanks to the staff at Bethany Manor for their loving care.
GIBSON Gerald W. Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Sharon (Arnold) Gibson; and grandson, James E. Decker III; and is survived by his children, Rachel (James) Decker of Burdett, NY, John (Jonell) Gibson of Salem, NJ, and Jennifer (Lee) Morris of Burdett, NY; grandchildren, Dakota, Kyle, Larry, Emily and Luke; mother, Catherine Murphy; and brother, Burt Gibson, Jr., both of Elmira. Gerald was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving as a paratrooper with the Green Berets of the 101st Airborne Division during Vietnam. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a top honored Silver Star for saving a fellow soldier. Gerald was a machinist for various companies and was a member of the V.F.W. Post 6083. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, November 27th, from 6 to 7 p.m. His funeral and committal service will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
GILFOYLE - ANDREW, Ellen C.
Age 92, of Elmira, NY died Sunday, March 15, 2009, at Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Ellen was born June 30, 1916, in Burlington Township, Bradford County, PA, daughter of the late Timothy J. and Catherine Crowley Gilfoyle. She was the last surviving member of the family. Her sister, Mary and brothers, James, Joseph, and Paul preceded her in death. Ellen graduated from Mansfield State Teachers College and continued with her graduate studies at Duke University. She was a Math and English teacher at the Charleston Consolidated School in Tioga County, PA; Logan, WV; and at Hagerstown Schools, Hagerstown MD. She worked, for many years, as a substitute teacher in the Elmira City Schools. Ellen was a published poet. Her work is part of an anthology in the National Library of Poetry. In addition to her parents and siblings, Ellen was predeceased by her loving husband of 54 years, Robert L. Andrew, Sr. Together, they were, for many years, active members of the local square dance clubs. She is survived by the family whom she loved so dearly; Robert, Jr. and Ann Andrew of Big Flats, NY; daughters and sons-in-law, Cathy and Larry McCloskey of Toledo, OH, Margaret and James Giragosian of Manassas, VA, Mary and Richard Evans of Massena, NY; ten grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. Friends may call at the McInerny Funeral Home, 502 West Water Street, Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, from 4-7 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 West Church St., Elmira. Interment will follow the church service at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Ellen's memory to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/17/2009
GIRARDI John F., Sr. Age 72, of Elmira, went to his eternal home in a loving environment, surrounded by his loving family, at his home on Sunday, December 4, 2005. John was born July 17, 1933, the son of Lucian and Laura (Viglione) Girardi. He is survived by his wife, Ronda Bartlett Girardi and their son Isaiah Wolstencroft; daughter Diana Girardi of Sanford, NC; sons and daughters-in-law, John, Jr. and Beth Girardi of Raleigh, NC, Paul and Janine Girardi of Erin, David, Sr. and Vicki Girardi of Huntsville, AL, Anthony, Sr. and Kristina Girardi of Pittsboro, NC and Patrick and Dana Girardi of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandchildren, Nicole (Jason) Rollings, Jolynn, Anthony, Jr., Raneesha, Dustin, Briana, Brittany, Katelyn, David, Jr., Jaco and William; great-grandchildren, Nautica, N'Chae and Nason Rollins; brother Nicholas Girardi; sisters, Michelina McKaig and Philamena Raub; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. John served his country well in the U.S. Army. He was a mechanic with Bill Kain Sunoco for a number of years. John was an avid NY Yankee fan and a collector of all types of cow memorabilia. Throughout his illness he maintained his sense of humor and trust in God, which was a source of comfort to his family and friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W Water Street, on Wednesday, December 7, 2005 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:15 a.m., with a funeral service being held at 10:30 a.m. Interment, with full military honors, will be at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember John through donations to the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira, New York 14901.
GIVENS NANCY M. BROWN
Nancy M. Age 76, of Elmira, NY. She was born February 28, 1930 in Dudley, GA, daughter of the late Frank and Silla (Thomas) Givens, and went home to be with the Lord Monday, June 5, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her brothers, Arthur, Fred and Frank Jr. Givens; sister, Peggy Ann Givens; and grandson, Maurice Brown; and is survived by her husband of 51 years, Willie James Brown; children, Nancy (Jesse) Knox, Diane Brown, Wilhelmina Brown, Roxanne Brown, Curtis (Cheryle) Brown, all of Elmira, NY; brothers, James (Ruby) Givens and John (Sandy) Givens; sister, Mattie L. Ward; sisters-in-law, Mattie Givens, Annie Coleman, Tammy Gibson, Mary Ellis, Essie Dais; special sisters-in-law, Lula Givens; and close friend, Teresa (Neat) Thigpen; brother-in-law, Robert (Ernestine) Brown; grandchildren, Eric, John II, Jason and Tiffany; five great-grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends. Mrs. Brown attended Monumental Baptist Church, enjoyed life, cooking and spending time with family, friends and especially her grandchildren. She was employed at Hill Top Inn, Gorton-Coy and Lagonegro Restaurant. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, June 8th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and Friday, June 9th, 11 a.m. to 12 Noon. Her funeral will be held at 12 Noon with Rev. James E. Jones officiating. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
GIVENS Jon-Jon SSGT., Air National Guard Age 27, of Atlanta, GA. He was born March 19, 1978 in Elmira, NY, son of John Givens and Mary (Sandi) Sledge Givens and was killed in Fulton County, Atlanta, GA, Saturday, July 30, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Ebony; son, Jaylin Jon-Jon Givens both of Atlanta; parents, John Givens and Mary (Sandi) Givens, both of Elmira; brothers, Kelvin Laurey of Rochester and Arthur Laurey of Elmira; sister, Carol Yvette Swan of Rochester; aunt, Roi (Irving) Smith of Queens, NY; cousins, Shawnda Fullwood of Atlanta, GA, Tangelia Spivey, Ronald Spivey, both of Queens, NY, and Marcques Cayne of Elmira; along with several other aunts, uncles and cousins in the Givens family; father-in-law and mother-in-law, SSGT Reginald and Michelle McKnight, U.S. Air Force of Montgomery, AL. Jon-Jon graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1996. He then joined the U.S. Air Force, being honorably discharged to the reserves in 2003. He was currently on active duty with the Air National Guard in New Brunswick, GA. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, August 8th, from 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Tuesday, August 9th, at 11 a.m. in Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Committal prayer and interment, with military honors, will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
GLENN –HARTIE ELIZABETH HUTCHINSON, 92, of Horseheads, N.Y., died unexpectedly at her home on Tuesday, July 5, 2005. Hartie was born Feb. 23, 1913 in Rome, Pa. She was a daughter of the late John P. and Lizzie W. (Brown) Glenn. Hartie was a member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira and was retired from the Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired where she had worked for 30 years. Hartie was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Hutchinson in December of 1966 and eight brothers and sisters. Surviving are: sisters, Ida Glenn of Manasquan, N.J., and Susan Stroh of Elmira, N.Y.; brother, William Glenn of Towanda, Pa.; nephew J. Robert Roth and his wife Marilyn of Hacienda Heights, N.Y.; their daughters Tina Phillips of Bradford, Pa. and Michelle and Keith Wilkinson of Virginia Beach, Va., along with numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. It was Hartie’s request that there be no calling hours or service and interment will be held at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. In lieu of flowers memorial donations in Hartie’s name may be directed to an organization or charity of ones choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.
GOLDEN MARY PATRICIA HORTON
Mary Patricia Golden Age 74 of Horseheads, NY died Thursday, May 18, 2006 at home with her loving family at her side. Mary Pat was born December 1, 1931, a daughter of the late James P. and Norma Preston Golden. Her husband of 50 years, Darwin "Dar" Horton, predeceased her on August 19, 2005. She was also predeceased by her brother James E. Golden. Mary Pat is survived by her children, with their spouses, Jane Wagner of Horseheads, Carol Spencer of San Antonio, TX, Judy and Bill Moharter of Rio Rancho, NM, Joseph and Patty Horton of Elmira, Norma Horton of Horseheads, Patrick Horton of Elmira, and James and Judi Horton of Horseheads; grandchildren, Kelly (Jeff) Longwell of Elmira, Tammy M. Woodard and Kristie A. Woodard; both of Horseheads, Robert, Kyle and Sarah Moharter of Rio Rancho, NM, Jacob Pinto Horton of Albemarle, NC and Jamilyn Horton of Horseheads; step-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordon Shoff, David, Jay and John Barton all of Horseheads, Deidra Moharter (Angelo and Hayley) Burke of Elmira NY; 5 great-grandchildren; brother and sisters-in-law, Paul and Jean Golden of Palm Bay, FL; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Marie and Ellsworth Schoonover of Dundee, NY, Ann Horton of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Donna Horton of Osteen, FL, Peg Horton of Mansfield, PA and David and Norma Goodrich of Elmira Heights; special friends, Manny and Mary Pat Herman and family of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, special friends at the Kove Estates in Osteen FL and other good friends. Mary Pat worked for several companies in the area. Her special love was the time she would spend with her grandchildren. Photography was her hobby, taking pictures of her family and the family pets. Mary Pat and Dar enjoyed the many years they spent taking the family on camping trips. In addition to raising her own family Mary Pat was a foster mother to dozens of other children. She was a member of the Ladies Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and the Catholic War Vets Auxiliary Post 1178. Mary Pat was also a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira and Lady of the Lakes in Deltona, FL, where she and Dar would spend their winters. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place at the Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family . Donations in Mary Pat's memory may be directed to one of the following, SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903, St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904 or Relay for Life, c/o Ladies Division A.O.H., 701 Kinyon St., Elmira, NY 14904. The Ladies Division of the A.O.H. will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 8:00 p.m. to conduct a service for Mary Pat. Signed Peg Buzako, President
GOODRICH L. Irene Cortright
was born Dec. 8th, 1925 and died April 22nd, 2011 at home surrounded by her family. Irene was predeceased by her husband, John "Jack" Cortright; great-grandson, Anthony "AJ" Rhodes; brother-in-law, James Cortright; sister, Leatha Brock; brother, Lavern "Bubby" Goodrich; and her parents. She is survived by daughters, Jacquie (Skip) Stabel, Diana (Ron) Ness; son, Donald (Karen) Goodrich; step-son, John Cortright; special niece, Donna Brock and friend JoAnn Mitchell; grandchildren, Shari( Scott) Conover, Charlene (Cliff Rich) Reeves, John (Lisa) Reeves, Shannon Goodrich, Jerry Goodrich; step-granddaughters, Belinda (Dell) Geldmeyer, Daisy (Chuck) Geldmeyer; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sisters, Luella Wilkerson and Leona Tittamer; sisters and brothers-in-law, Winifred Cortright, Larry (Irene) Cortright, Ross (Elaine) Cortright. Irene had been a member of "Topps" Van Etten NY for the past 30 years, also a member of the VFW in Sayre PA for many years. She had been a great friend to many and will be greatly missed, always loved, and never forgotten. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wellsburg Fire Dept. PO Box 23, Wellsburg NY 14894. Family and friends are invited to a memorial in her honor at the Wellsburg Fire Department on April 30th, 2011 from 2-4:00 pm. Together once again Mom and Dad RIP. Star Gazette – April 24, 2011
GOSHORN - WOJNAREK Margaret M.
Retired Nurse's Aide at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Age 82 formerly of 344 Mary Street in Elmira, NY died on Wednesday November 14, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mrs. Wojnarek was born November 21, 1924 in Ryde, Pennsylvania the daughter of the late McClellen "Guy" Goshorn and Luvania Moore Goshorn. She was a Veteran of WW II serving her country with The US Army 53rd WAC Hospital CO. Margaret married her husband, Bernard T. Wojnarek Sr. on July 24, 1947 and he pre-deceased her on January 11, 2001 after 53 years of marriage. Mrs. Wojnarek was a retired nurse's aide at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Margaret was pre-deceased by her brother Austin Goshorn and her sister Violet Bair. Mrs. Wojnarek loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Margaret is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Bernard T. & Carol Wojnarek Jr. of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Christopher & Sarah Wojnarnek of Jamesville, NY and Cara Wojnarek of Horseheads, NY; sister: Virginia Jury of McVey Town, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Leonard & Mary Wojnarek of Elmira, 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 Saturday November 17, 2007 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Wojnarek's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 4 PM. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Wojnarek through memorials to The Chemung County Nursing Facility Residents Activities Fund 103 Washington Street Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/16/2007.
GOWER June M. Jones
Town of Southport Resident - Was born August 12, 1923 in Sayre, PA the daughter of the late Frank and Marie (Berlew) Gower, died peacefully on Sunday, November, 25, 2012, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 89. Her loving husband, Robert D. Jones; brother, Arthur Gower; and sister, Sally Mucci preceded her in death. She is survived by her sister, Betty Smith; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert D. and Cheryl Jones Jr., Arthur "Bud" and Carol Jones, David and Jan Jones; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. June resided on Woodbine Avenue in the Town of Southport since 1949. She was a waitress at the Elmira Bowling Center from the very first day it opened until its doors were closed. June worked hard her entire life and had a marvelous sense of humor up to the very end. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, November 28, 2012, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Memorial services celebrating June's life and honoring her memory will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of her family, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Robert. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790 in her memory. Star Gazette - November 26, 2012
GREBLESKI Edward Grebleski
Elmira Star-Gazette - November 14, 2002
Edward F. Age 78 of Fletcher St. Horseheads, died after a brief illness Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ed was predeceased by his wife of nearly 51 years, Marion (Naughton) Grebleski. His surviving family includes his sons and daughter, Martin Grebleski of Corning, NY, Patricia (Gary) Gray of Corning, NY, and Leonard Grebleski of Horseheads; grandchildren, Gillian, Katie, and Melissa Gray; sister, Gertrude (Angelo) DiNardo of Elmira, NY; brother, Francis (Mary Ann) Greblewski of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Ed was also predeceased by his sister, Eleanor Greblewski and brother, Leonard Greblewski. Ed was born May 23, 1924 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Peter and Bessie (Pieprzyski) Greblewski. He was a veteran of the US Army having serviced in WWII. Ed was retired from J.A. Coughlin Beverage Distributors in Horseheads where he was employed for over 33 years. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, a member of the Elmira Eagles #941, and American Legion Post #443. Outside that of being a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and friend, Ed loved the outdoors and all natures beauty. He also enjoyed, fishing hunting and time spent at the family cottage on Waneta Lake. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads, today, Thurs. Nov.14, 2002 from 7-9:00 p.m. and again on Fri. Nov 15, 2002 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. His funeral service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Christopher Linsler officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded, as Ed is laid to rest beside his wife, Marion.
GREEN Burley Loving father and grandfather Age 71, died unexpectedly Sunday December 30, 2001. Burley was predeceased by his wife Marian of 40 years, grandson Cory Jon Russell, brother Loren Green and sisters Barb Vargson and Marie Cole. He is survived by his fiancee' Doreen Allen and her family of Binghamton, NY; his four children and ten grandchildren, Gary and Virginia Green (Tania, Nicholas and Taryn) of Kalamazoo, MI; Dr.'s Glen and Laureen Talty Green (Kate, Zachary, Benjamin and Kristen) of Virginia Beach, VA; Gregory and Karen Green (Andrea and Brittany) of Corning, NY; Pam and Rich Russell (Emily) of Pine City, NY; he is also survived by his sister, Lois (Jesse) Moore, sisters-in-law, Lucille Green, Eloise (Harold) Smith, Inez Kieffer and Dorothy Kieffer, a brother-in-law, Paul (Vivian) Kieffer as well as many nieces and nephews. Burley was a devoted father and grandfather. He held many offices in the American Legion, including Post # 154 Commander,and was a Lifetime Member, 6th District Commander, and the NY State Vice Commander of the 5th and 6th District. He was a founding member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport, NY on Monday January 7, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday (11AM) in the Funeral Chapel at Caywood's with the Reverend Cathryn S. Black officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY where full military honors will be accorded former Commander Green by the Veterans Military Honor Guard of Chemung County. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that Memorial Contributions in Burley's memory may be made to Twin Tiers Baptist High School, PO Box K Breesport, NY 14816 or the Christian Learning Center, 109 Ellicott St. Corning, NY 14830.
BURLEY GREEN, 71, Pine City, NY, died unexpectedly December 30, 2001. He was a devoted father and grandfather and held many offices in the American Legion, including Post 154 Commander, 6th District Commander, and NY State Vice Commander of the 5th and 6th District. Mr. Green was a founding member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Surviving are his fiancée Doreen Allen and her family, Binghamton; four children and 10 grandchildren, Gary and Virginia Green (Tania, Nicholas and Taryn), Kalamazoo, MI, Drs. Glen and Laureen Tally Green (Kate, Zachary, Benjamin and Kristen), Virginia Beach, VA, Gregory and Karen Green (Andrea and Brittany), Corning, NY, Pam and Rich Russell (Emily), Pine City, NY; sister Lois (Jesse) Moore, Canton; sisters-in-law, Lucille Green, Troy, Eloise (Harold) Smith, Inez Kieffer, Dorothy Kieffer; brother-in-law, Paul (Vivian) Kieffer; many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife of 40 years, Marian, grandson, Corey Jon Russell; brother, Loren Green; sisters Barb Vargson and Marie Coyle. Family and friends are invited to call at Caywood’s Funeral Home, 1126 Broadway St., Pine City, NY on January 7 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held on January 8th at 11 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow immediately with full military honors accorded at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions in Mr. Green’s name be made to Twin Tier Baptist High School, PO Box K, 640 Main Street, Breesport, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
GREEN - SPENCER
Esther M. "Etter" Registered Nurse Age 93, of 828 Hazel Street, Elmira, NY, died at the Tioga Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY, on Saturday, November 26, 2005, after a stay of two months. Esther was born in the Town of Elmira on October 9, 1912 to the late James and Mary (Greatsinger) Green. She was the widow of Lloyd "Scotty" Spencer, who died March 15, 1999. Survivors include her daughter, Bonnie Jo (Mark) Moody of Waverly, NY; beloved brother, Louis J. (Gladys) Green of Elmira; dear friend and schoolmate, Aurelia Campbell; along with many nieces and nephews. Esther graduated from Southside High School and nursing School in Olean, NY. She did private duty at both area hospitals and industrial nursing at many area-manufacturing plants. She retired from the Elmira College Infirmary in late 1969. She was a civilian Army post nurse in Atlanta, GA during WWII. Esther was a Girl Scout leader for many years and will be remembered for her honesty, kindness and fair play, a true "Libra." At Esther's request there the convenience of her family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY.
GREENE, Neil C. Sr. U.S. Army Retired Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died Monday June 12, 2000 after an extended illness. Mr. Greene was born October 25, 1922 in Derby, Mississippi the son of the late John M. and Dora Allen Greene Sr. Neil was a veteran of WW II and the Korean War serving his country with the US Army. Upon his retirement from military service he continued working for the US Army as a civilian employee until his retirement. Neil was a member of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge # 378 F & AM, the Scottish Rite and Yaarab Temple, an honorary member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F&AM, a Past Master of Strict Observance Lodge #18 in Forsyth, GA, and a member of V.F. W. Post 6083 in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Greene is survived by his wife Joan Lencki Greene; son, Neil C. Greene Jr. of Anchorage, Alaska; daughter, Debi Miller of Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Lindsay Miller of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Nina Lencki of Horseheads, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Wednesday June 14, 2000 from 7:30 PM to 8 PM. Big Flats Masonic Lodge # 378 will conduct a memorial service for their departed brother at the Funeral Home Wednesday at 8PM. Gravesite Committal Services will be held Thursday June 15, 2000 at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at 10 AM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Greene. The Rev. Bruce H. Snyder will officiate. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Greene through memorials to The Big Flats Masonic Lodge #378 F&AM Building Fund.
GREENO Ronald L. 'Ronnie' Retired US Postal Carrier Age 58, of Anderson, SC, and formerly of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Wednesday, January 10, 2007. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring Ronnie's life on Wednesday, January 17, 2007, at the Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY, at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Brian Harris will officiate. Interment will take place on Thursday, January 18, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Greeno full Military Honors. Memorial donations in Ronnie's name may be directed to Dennis Greeno, 107 Fulton Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
FRED C. “SKIP” GREGORY, JR., 60, of 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre, Pa., died Saturday, Feb. 14, 1998 at the Robert Packer Hospital after an extended illness. Born in Sayre, Sept. 15, 1937, the son of Fred C. Gregory and Sylvia Camp. He graduated from the Athens High School in 1956. He served in the US Army during Vietnam retiring with 21 years of service. He was employed by the Perfection Oil Co. as an assistant manager in the Greens Landing Service Station. He was a life member of the Skiff Bower Post #1536, VFW of Sayre. He is survived by his wife, Blanche, at home; his daughter, Shirl Gregory of Sayre; and a son, Fred C. Gregory IV of Waverly, N.Y.; his grandchildren, William, Laura and Lisa Gregory of Sayre; a sister, Bonnie Courtright of Barton, N.Y.; his brothers, Jeff Gregory of Athens, Jerry Gregory of Fla.; his step-mothers, Althea McCracken of Nichols, N.Y., Bertha Gregory of Sayre; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his father, mother and brother, Barry R. Gregory. Friends may call Wednesday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens. Funeral services will follow there at 11 a.m. with the Rev. William Kohler, pastor of the Windham Center Community Church, Windham, Pa. Burial will be in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. Full military honors, will be accorded by the Skiff Bower Post #1536 VFW of Sayre. Memorial donations may be made to the Bradford County Unit of the American Cancer Society, 318 South Main St., Athens. –Towanda Daily Review.
GRIFF - WHEELER, Mary Elizabeth Griff
Beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother
Age 84, of Elmira, NY entered into eternal rest on Saturday, October 4, 2008, peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was born on December 8, 1923, the daughter of the late George and Marian (Arnold) Griff. Mary married the love of her life, Roger N. Wheeler on July 17, 1942; they spent more than 46 years of love and life together, until Roger's passing on February 9, 1989. Mary was a kind and gentle person who would help anyone in need. If you were feeling down Mary would always try to raise your spirits. She worked for many years at Oppenheim's Grocery and Convenient Food Mart; for the last nineteen years Mary has volunteered her time at St. Joseph's Hospital Gift Shop. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church and a member of their Alter and Rosary Society of for many years. She is survived by her loving children and their spouses, William (Rebecca) Wheeler, of Elmira, NY, Thomas (Carla) Wheeler of Arvada, CO, Kathy (Jim) Dennison and Roxanne (Mike) Sullivan of Elmira, NY. Grandchildren, Christina Wheeler of Horseheads, NY, Kevin (Diana) Wheeler of Wasilla, AK, Tom (Kerri) Wheeler of Arvada, CO, Aaron (Veronica) Wheeler of Lewisville, CO Jamie (Shannon) Dennison of State College, PA, Joe (Amy) Dennison of Harrisburg, PA, Jenna (Andrew) Campbell of NYC, Kyle (Britney) Sullivan, Megan (Joe Thomas) Sullivan, and Taryn Sullivan all of Elmira, NY, Erin (Tom) McElligott of Boston, MA, and Kelly (Jeff Cook) Sullivan of Elmira, NY. Great-grandchildren, Gabriel and Seamus Wheeler of Alaska, Kyle, Dylan, Aspen and Solan Wheeler of Colorado, Willow and Ava (due December 2008) Dennison of State College, PA, Abby and Rhyan Dennison of Harrisburg, PA, Aiden and Breckin Sullivan of Elmira, NY, Tommy and Sophia McElligott of Boston, MA Kelly (Jeff Cook) Sullivan of Elmira, NY. Sisters-in-law, Lois Griff and Beverly (Arland) Phillips; brothers in-law, Petey Wheeler and Rexford (Jane) Wheeler; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and spouse, Mary was predeceased by brothers and sisters, Joe (Mary), John (Mildred) and George Griff, Margaret (Leo) Luke, Gertrude (Al) Honan, June Wheeler; nephews, Norm Phillips, Bob Biewin, and Adam Roy. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, October 7, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with words of tribute being offered by Rev. Douglas Hodge, Tuesday evening at 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira, NY. Father Richard Farrell Celebrant. Immediately after the Mass, Mary will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband, Roger in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in Mary's name. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/5/2008 - 10/6/2008
GRIFFIN - Catherine C. Peregrim - age 78 formerly of 3094 Camden Ave., Horseheads, NY died Thursday, September 26, 2002 at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads. Catherine was born in So. Waverly, NY daughter of the late James and Cecelia [Hotchkiss} Griffin. Catherine was predeceased by her husband William in 1996. Catherine was a dedicated wife, mother and grandmother throughout her life and will be fondly missed by her family. Survivors include son, Gary [Helen] Peregrim of Big Flats, NY; daughter, Colleen [Michael] Edwards of Wilmington, NC; grandchildren, Michelle [Liam] dePaor of Corning, NY, Tiffany [Keith] Kotimko of Westland, Mich., Heather [Stephen] Matthews of Horseheads, NY, Joshua, Monica, Jacob, and Noah Peregrim all of Bog Flats, NY; great-grandchildren, Brittany Decker and Paige Matthews both of Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, October 1, 2002 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Memorial Service will be held there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Eugene Dobosz officiating. Interment will follow to Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Southern Tier Hospice. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2002
ALBERT GRIFFITHS, 64 of 252 Denison Pkwy. E., Corning, Monday, Dec. 18, 1961. He was a retired Corning Glass Works employee at Pressware and “A” Factory. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Duff Griffiths; sister, Mrs. Emily Scheneck of East Corning Road. Body at Carpenter Funeral Home, Corning. Calling hours today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Woodrow W. Witmer. Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Advertiser 12/20/1961
GRISWOLD Holman H.
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, July 12, 2013 at his home with his beloved wife by his side. Holman was born on August 16, 1919 in Sayre, PA, son of the late Leon and Claire (Hunt) Griswold. Holman served his country in the US Army during WWII, along with retiring from Schweizer Aircraft in Big Flats, NY after many years of dedicated service. Holman is survived by his wife, Charlotte; many nieces and nephews and dear friends. Holman requested that there be no services held for him. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The arrangements are being cared for by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – July 13, 2013
GRISWOLD - MANNIX, Kathleen Griswold
Age 82, of Elmira, died Monday, October 27, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Kathleen was born May 17, 1926, the last surviving child of Arthur and Nell Mathews Griswold. She is predeceased by her devoted husband Robert T. Mannix in 1995, and siblings, Loren Griswold, Helen LaBrecque, Irene Jones, Richard Griswold, Maurice Griswold, Myrle VanGelder, Marie Smith, and Pauline Kelley. Kathleen is survived by her children, with their families, Robert T., Jr. and Eileen Mannix of Lake Havasu City, AZ with children Jessica, Sarah, and Rachel; Margaret M. Mannix of Vineland, NJ, with children, Rhonda, Jennifer, and Kerri; Peter M. and Julie Mannix of Springfield, IL, with children, Mathew, Andrew, Gregory, and Lainey; Kevin A. and Pam Mannix of Peterman, AL with children, Nick, Kevin, Elizabeth, R.W. and Emary; Elizabeth M. and Jody Fitch of Vandalia, OH, with children, Christopher and Molly; and Mary N. Mannix with husband, Frank Carey and children, Bobby and Sonny Kate. Also surviving are 4 great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Ned Kelley of Lakeland, FL, sister-in-law, Ann Griswold of San Jose, CA; and numerous nieces and nephews. Kathleen was a 1944 graduate of Arnot Ogden School of Nursing. During her career as a Registered Nurse she worked for Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira College, Chemung County Health Department, and as a private duty nurse. Her children and grandchildren were the primary focus of Kathleen's life. While the children were growing up, the family spent summers at Cape Cod, where Kathleen and Robert moved after his retirement in 1984. Kathleen stayed there until moving back to Elmira in 1997. She was a long time devoted communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, and was a member of the Mother's Club. Kathleen was also a faithful communicant of the Dominican Monastery. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, October 29, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. On Thursday, October 30, 2008 friends are invited to the Dominican Monastery, 1310 W. Church Street, from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Kathleen's memory may be directed to the Dominican Monastery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/29/2008
GRISWOLD - SMITH
Marie V. (Griswold) Age 86, died Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005, at the Manor at Bethany Village after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's Disease. Marie was a longtime resident of Elmira before retiring with her husband in Plant City, Florida. She returned to Elmira in January 2000 residing in Colony Park Apartments. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Edson W. Smith 1989. Her surviving family includes her daughters and sons-in-law, Paula and David Kissell of Rockton, PA, Stephanie and Michael Peters of Binghamton, NY, Kimberly and Dennis Brooks of Ellenburg Depot, NY; grandchildren, Leslie Moore, Rebecca (James) Egan, Amy (Shannon) Giffen, Michael Peters, Steven Peters, Joshua (Corey) Peters, Stephanie Golden; great-grandchildren, Cassandra, Christopher and Justin Moore, and Jesse and Nicholas Egan, Shawna, Lindsay and Zachary Moore and Noah Peters; sister, Kathleen Manix of Elmira, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Marie was also predeceased by her sisters and brothers, Helen LaBrecque, Irene Jones, Merle VanGelder, and Pauline Kelley, Loren Griswold, Richard Griswold and Maurice Griswold. Marie was retired in the early 1980's from the City of Elmira where she worked in the Traffic Bureau. She was a member of North Presbyterian Church, a member of the Elmira Civil Service and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Ladies Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, October 17, 2005, from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 noon. Her service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 12:00 noon. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Alzheimer's Association, 435 East Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620, American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220, or the American Diabetes Association, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.
GRISWOLD Mary M Gallo
Mary M., Age 65 suddenly August 10th, 2001 Formerly of Hackensack, NJ Mary is survived by her husband Joseph M. Gallo her daughters Deborah Papoutsakis, Pamela Gallo and Maureen Gallo. Grandchildren Joseph, Krista and Gino Papoutsakis Her mother Josephine Griswold and sister Sabrina Connelly. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home 161 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY on Wednesday August 15th, 2001 from 12-2:00Pm with the funeral service following at 2PM at the funeral home with Father Richard Farrell Celebrant interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery.
GROVER Buckley R. Grover, 80, of Spencer, N.Y. died Monday, Nov. 30, 2009 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was born in Sayre, Pa. on Jan. 20, 1929, the son of Sherman and Ruth (DODGE) Grover. He had served in the U.S. Navy. He retired from the Department of Transportation in Waverly, N.Y. He was a member of the VanEtten-Spencer VFW post 8139. He was predeceased by daughter Kathy Ann Becken Lane and brother Bradley Grover. Buckley is survived by his wife, Carol M. (MURTAUGH) Grover; son, Donald Becken of Florida; daughters Rhonda Hulse of North Carolina, Carol Lynn Grover (Cameron Krause) of Van Etten; grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother Dale Grover, Newfield; sister Bonnie, Nevada; and nieces and nephews. Military honors will be accorded at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. on Friday, Dec. 4, 2009 at 2 p.m. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, N.Y. December 4, 2009, Sayre Morning Times.
GRYSKA Richard Eugene Sr.
Formerly of Kingsbury Ave.
Was born August 3, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Leon and Pauline (Laskoski) Gryska died peacefully on Sunday, November 4, 2007, at Elcor Health Services at the age of 79. His brother, Edward and nephew, Gary also predeceased him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Marjorie H. (Williams) Gryska; son, Richard II with Carolyn; daughter, Lynne; granddaughter, Stephanie; nephew, Edward (Sue); along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Richard attended Elmira Schools and graduated from Cornell University. He proudly served in the US Army from 1950 - 1952. He was a dedicated salesman for several years and retired from Chemung County Waste Water in 1995. Richard was inducted into the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame, was a member of the Sphinx Head at Cornell University and was the President of the Chemung County Retirees Club in Elmira Heights, NY. At his request there will be no prior visitation. The Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan will conduct private Graveside Services in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at a time convenient for his family. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will also accord Mr. Gryska Military Honors at the cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Bath VA Medical Center Voluntary Services, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810 in Richard's name. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2007.
Passed on December 23, 2009 surrounded by his loving family; he was 63. Richard is survived by his wife, Darleen; sons, William of Destin, FL, Tracy (wife Amanda) of Beaver Dams, NY; daughter, Keri Bagley (husband David) of Hereford, AZ; and grandson, Devon Gumtow of Horseheads, NY. Also surviving Richard is his mother, Gloria of Elmira; sister, Sandra Gunther (husband William) of Rochester, NY; sister-in-law, Marilyn Bahantka of Elmira Heights, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by his father, Ernest in 2007. Richard moved from Millport, NY to Fort Walton Beach, FL in 1999. Richard served as Mayor of Millport, NY and trustee of the Town of Veteran and was a member of the Millport Fire Dept for over 20 years. He served in the United States Navy after graduating from Thomas Edison High School. His education included three degrees from Corning Community College and a Bachelor of Science Degree from Empire State College. Richard was employed by the US Government at the Eglin Air Force Base in Florida, where he received many accommodations throughout his career. He spent much of his life volunteering at various organizations and was always available to help his neighbors and friends. He loved to travel and meet people. In his free time he enjoyed woodworking, photography, ham radio, and fishing. The family wishes to thank Dr. Harvey Hsiang, Dr. Henry Hsiang, Dr. Ming Chen Chang and Dr. Melissa Fischer in Fort Walton Beach, FL for their care during Richard's illness. Also a heartfelt thanks to the Oncology nursing staff at the Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and the Emerald Coast Hospice where Richard was always treated with concern, respect and love. A memorial service was held at the Way of Life Unity Center in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, officiated by Rev. George Schmidt, Ph.D. A burial service will be held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery on January 4th, 2010 at 1 p.m. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing to make donations direct them to the Millport Fire Department, Millport, NY 14864, in care of the Richard Gumtow Memorial Fund. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in Star-Gazette on January 2, 2010
GUSH Peter J.
Age 72 of 1215 Grand Central Ave. Elmira, NY, Thursday, January 4, 1996 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Inc., Monday 2:00 to 4:00 PM & 7:00 to 9:00 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home Tuesday, 8:30 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casmir’s Church, 9:00 AM. The interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
GUSTAFSON Robert John
Dedicated Veteran and Loving Father
Was born February 5, 1923 in Bay City, Michigan, the son of the late John A. and Isabella (Coyle) Gustafson, died peacefully on Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 84. Robert married Virginia M. Schneeberger on November 12, 1949; prior to her death they celebrated 51 wonderful years of life and love together. He is survived by his loving family, Dr. and Mrs. Thomas Gustafson; beloved grandchildren, Christine, Carl and Curt. Robert received his B.Ch.E. at the University of Michigan and his M.Ch.E. at the University of Rochester. He was employed with Rochester Gas and Electric as General Superintendent of the Natural Gas Distribution. For 16 years he was the Chairman of the Irondequoit Planning and Zoning Board of Appeals. From 1942 to 1946, Robert was a dedicated Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country in the South Pacific during WWII, receiving the following medals: American Theater Service Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Theater Service Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon with the Bronze Star and the Good Conduct Medal. His hobbies include: stamp collecting, gardening, genealogy, University of Michigan football, politics, restoring and documenting pioneer cemeteries, trains, theater pipe organs, a good meal, Studebakers, and of course ballroom dancing with his beloved "Ginny". His publications are comprised of: Notes about the Congregations at Kemmi Lapmark, Finland, Honors Fellow, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, Sigma Xi Honorary Scientific Fraternity and Licensed Professional Engineer. Family and friends will gather at the Woodlawn National Cemetery on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at 10:00 a.m., where a celebration of Robert's life will be shared by the Reverend Gary Chorepennig, followed by Military Honors accorded Mr. Gustafson by the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad. Interment will take place privately in the Irondequoit Cemetery in Irondequoit, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, or to the Children's Miracle Network, c/o Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/26/2007.