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
HAFLETT –DOROTHY R. FOSTER. Age 75 of 26 Roosevelt Drive, Lockport, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, May 21, 2001 at Corning Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband John H. Foster on February 19, 1991 and sister Eva Butler. Survived by her sons and daughters-in-law John R. and Kathleen of Bucyrus, OH, Charlie and Beth of Lockport, NY; daughters and sons-in-law Dorothy and Richard Zander of Indiana, PA, Claire and Ronald Wilson of Savona, NY; brothers Charles Haflett of Elmira, Walter Haflett of Ashland, OH, Ralph Haflett of Indianapolis, IN and Bill Haflett of Corning; sister Elsie Cambio of Elmira; 12 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Foster was a member of the Salvation Army. She volunteered with the Salvation Army for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral home on Wednesday, May 23rd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service will be held Thursday, May 24th at 11 a.m. in the Salvation Army Citadel, 424 Lake Street, Elmira. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Colostomy Club, c/o American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY in her memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HAIGHT Melanni R. Baxter of Waverly, NY and Angel L. Baxter of Pine City; sons, Bradley Vorhees of Seneca Falls, NY Justin P. Borhees of Pine city and Donald P. Baxter of Pine City; sisters, Vicki E. (Michael) Werner of Big Flats, NY; Lois A. (Ron) Seymour of Millerton, PA; brothers, Richard Haight of Millerton and James Haight of Buffalo, NY; many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his father, Phillip Baxter. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on October 19 with the Rev. L. Burdett Greenlaw officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Military honors. Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, PO Box 2049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049 in Donald’s memory. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday October 22 , 1998
HAIGHT Roy C. "Uncle Roy"
Age 61 of Beaver Dams died at home and comforted by his wife on Wed., Mar. 18, 2009. Roy was born Feb. 7, 1948 the son to the late, William and Anna (Freeman) Haight. A lifelong resident of Beaver Dams, he was a graduate of Bradford School, veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Army and a retired employee of both Bath and Woodlawn National Cemeteries. He is survived by his wife, friend and longtime companion, Debra Moyer-Haight; brothers and sisters, Annabelle Banik of Painted Post, NY, Patty Scudder, also of Corning, NY, Dorothy (Raymond) Dehn of Lancaster, NY, William (Judy) Haight of Campbell, NY, Donald (Rea) Haight of Corning, NY, June (John) Boyce of Bellevue, FL, Henry (Kae) Haight of Beaver Dams, NY, John (Kathy) Haight of Painted Post, NY; many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of extended family and friends. He was also predeceased by brothers, Kenneth, Ronald and Cyril. He was an avid hunter, enjoyed fishing, the outdoors and especially his three dogs, "Mitzie, Penny and Tinkerbelle". Commensurate with his service to his country, as a decorated US Army veteran and Purple Heart recipient, family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service to take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at 1:00 p.m. where Roy will be accorded full Military Honors. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Those wishing may remember Roy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/20/2009 - 3/22/2009
HALLINAN Catherine L. - DENMARK Catherine L.
Beloved wife of the late Harold Denmark, died on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Staten Island, New York surrounded by her family. Catherine was born on January 5, 1919 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the late John and Mary Hallinan. Catherine traveled extensively with her husband who was in the Army, and for the last 45 years lived in Brooklyn, NY. Two years ago she relocated to Staten Island, NY to live with her daughter and son-in-law, Susan and Thor Kongvold. Surviving are five daughters, Dianne Denmark, Kathleen Dehn, Mary Johnsen, Susan Kongvold, Ellen Crisalli and son, John Denmark; eleven grandchildren and seven great grandchildren; sister, Margaret Karam of Elmira, nieces and nephews. She was a loving and supportive mother with a loving nature who taught her children compassion and love for one another. Our mother was our hero in so many ways and enjoyed her family and life, and was known for her love of jelly donuts. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, May 29, 2008 from 8:30 a.m. to 9:15 a.m. A prayer service will be held at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary's, Elmira at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/27/2008 - 5/28/2008.
HAMILTON –DORIS PODLESKI age 86, joined her husband John in Heaven on April 22, 2015. Doris was the only child of Charlotte (Chamberlain) and her former husband, Walton Hamilton. Doris is survived by her children, Dolleen Pariso and John (Lore) Podleski; grandchildren, Angela, Sarah and Brian; great grandchildren, Caleb and Magnolia; and aunt, Bethaldo "Tootsie" Wright and her family members. Predeceased by her husband in 2000, and son-in-law, Donald Pariso in 2013. Doris was known for her caregiving, baking and love of dancing - especially the Polka. Calling hours will be at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. in Elmira on Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM. Funeral and committal services celebrating Doris' life will be held there at 5:00 PM. The interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to the Alzheimer’s Association, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/2015
HAMILTON –JEANNETTE HAMILTON HAWKES, 94, passed away August 14, 2014 in Louisville, KY. Originally of Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Dr. Leon C. and Edith F. Hamilton, and sister of John Henry Hamilton and Lois Hamilton Hackett, who preceded her in death. She was the beloved wife of the late William Howell Hawkes, also of Elmira, loving mother of Mary, Connie (Bill Reeves), Howie (Mary Anne Landis) and Toni (the late Buddy Lewis), dear grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many. A graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Mt. Holyoke College, and with an MA from the University of Louisville, she taught second grade in later life. An accomplished gardener, she also especially enjoyed family visits, travel, tennis, golf, book club and bridge. A family graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery is planned for October 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the KY School for the Blind Charitable Foundation. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/ 2014
HANCOCK Richard J.
Age 66 of Lowman, NY. He was born October 27, 1942 in Bradford, PA, son of Robert and Helen (Prikopi) Hancock and died Sunday, September 6, 2009 at home. He was predeceased by his father Robert and daughter Amber in 1994. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 40 years, Karen; daughters and sons-in-law Kimberly and James Chebalo, Ahnece and David (Brooks) Teeter all of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law Zechariah and Heather Hancock of Lowman; granddaughters Corynn and Carley Hancock; mother Helen Hancock of Millport; siblings Robert of Horseheads, William of Montour Falls, Sandra Wolfe of Odessa, Patricia Baker of Horseheads and Nancee Hess of Millport along with several nieces and nephews. Richard retired from Carpenters Union 532, Elmira and was a veteran of the U.S. Army. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Tabernacle Church, 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads on Wednesday, September 9th from 4 to 6 pm. His funeral service will be held at 6 pm. Rev. David Swartwood will officiate. Visitation will continue from 7 to 8 pm with refreshments served. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Richard through donations to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe. Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in Star-Gazette on September 9, 2009
HARGRAVES - TACKA, Anna Mae (Hargraves)
Age 83, of Pratt Street, Elmira, passed Sat., Nov. 10, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. Anna was predeceased by her husband of 63 years, Valentine F. 'Val" Tacka on April 4, 2004. Her surviving family includes her daughters and son, Rose Marie Pettitt of Elmira, John (Maryanna) Tacka of Horseheads, Bonnie DePrimo of Elmira; grandchildren, Cindy (Gary) Eastwood, Paul Feeney, Robert Pettitt, Michael Correll, Corrinna (John) Dutton Jelene (Jamie) Peck and Laraine Chacona, Anthonette DePrimo; sisters and brothers, Warren Hargraves of Avoca, Harold (Minnie) Hargraves of Bath, and Virginia Ames, also of Bath, and Velma Hargraves of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mary (Lou) Fadale of Elmira, Anna Margaret Forsythe of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Brooke and Hailey Chacona, Maryea Rogers, Eric and Christopher VanStrander, Andrew and Robby Pettitt, Katrina and Jonathan Eastwood, Harley and Tristan Correll. Predeceasing were granddaughters, Anna Marie Pettitt and Catherine Pettitt; sons-in-law, Anthony DePrimo and Robert Pettitt; grandson, Jamie Pettitt; brother, Willie Hargraves. Anna was a Communicant to St. Cecilia's in Elmira, and a retiree of Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, on Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2007, from 3-5:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 5:00 p.m. Interment will take place beside her husband in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/12/2007.
HARRIS John L. Harris
75, of Athens, Pa., died Sunday, August 5, 2012 at Ashton Healthcare Facility following an extended illness. He was born on January 27, 1937 in Athens, Pa., the son of the late Donald and Frances Emery Harris. John was a Veteran of the United States Army. He worked as an installer for Hull Heating and Plumbing, Ithaca, N.Y. He was born and raised in the Athens Twp. area on a family farm. He is predeceased by a daughter Leesa Rae Harris and two sons. John is survived by his daughter Lynn Harris, step-children Larry Chilson of Chemung, N.Y., Kathleen (Kate) Hummel of Hughesville, Pa., Gary Chilson of League City, Texas, and Lana Chilson of Hughesville, Pa., aunt Jane Ridgeway of Athens Twp., Pa., and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, N.Y. Military honors will be accorded. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., Athens, Pa. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. Sayre Morning Times – August 28, 2012
Merle C. "Skeeter" Age 77, of Elmira, NY died January 2, 2002 at The Waters of Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Mr. Harsh was born in Midland Park, NJ, the son of the late Desmond and Gertrude Harsh of Waverly, NY. He is survived by his sons; Michael (Nancy) Harsh of Eagle River, AK, Donald (Patricia) Harsh of Elmira, NY, Daughter; Patricia (Michael) Degraw of Woodridge, VA, 6 Grandchildren, 2 great grandchildren, Sister; Elva (Ken) Hawkins of Oxford, NY, and his Aunt Vivian Harsh of Chino Valley, AZ. He was predeceased by his wife, Barbara in 1995 and his brother, Robert Harsh of NJ. "Skeeter" served in the United States Army Air Corp during WW II. He was a retiree from the trucking industry, an avid fly fisherman and angler. He had a great love for Arizona, where he and his wife spent their retirement years. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira on Saturday January 5, 2002 from 4:00 to 5:00 PM with a Memorial Service there Saturday at 5:00PM. Rev. Howard Hunt will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Merle's name to their charity of choice
HARTFORD Pvt. Justin P.
Age 21, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, May 8, 2007, very unexpectedly while serving our country in Iraq. He was born February 16, 1988, the son of Paul and Alice (Pease) Hartford. Justin was predeceased by his father, Paul "Gator" Hartford on November 13, 2008. He is survived by his mother, Alice; brothers and sisters, Paul James (Crystal) Townsend (the brother from the other mother), Heather Leupelt (Kevin Viehdiffer), Jeremy Robert Leupelt (Lindsay), MacKensy Jo Hartford (Brandon MacEwan), Chelsey Dawn Hartford (Bill Von Rapacki), Amy Beth Johnston; nieces, Kersten, Serenity and Delaney Townsend, Evynn and Taya Johnston; maternal grandmother, Anna Mae Pease; paternal grandparents, Reed and Janice Hartford; uncles and aunts, Chuck and Okcha (Lora) Hartford, Reed and Diane Hartford, Lila Hartford; along with several cousins. Justin graduated from Horseheads High School and SCT BOCES Diesel Tech program in 2006. He was a Private in the U.S. Army, attached to the 699th Maintenance Company at Fort Irwin, CA, and was deployed to Iraq at the end of March 2009. He received the Overseas Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal w/one campaign star, Good Conduct Medal and the Army Commendation Medal. Family and friends are invited to visit the Big Flats American Legion, 45 Olcott Rd. S., Big Flats, NY on Sunday, May 17th, from 2 to 8 p.m. He will be accorded Full Military Funeral Honors on Monday, May 18th, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/15/2009 - 5/16/2009
May 15, 2009
Soldier's body to be returned to Elmira today - Military honors are planned
By Roger Neumann
The body of a soldier from Elmira who died last week in Iraq will be returned to his hometown with military honors today and will be laid to rest three days later with similar honors at the city's Woodlawn National Cemetery. A chartered plane carrying the body of Army Pvt. Justin P. Hartford from Dover, Del., is scheduled to arrive at the Elmira Corning Regional Airport at 9:46 a.m. Following a military ceremony transferring the casket to a hearse, the body will be driven to the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home at 858 Lake St. in Elmira. Military honors also will accompany the casket's arrival at the funeral home, its delivery to (and return from) the Big Flats American Legion Post 1612 for calling hours Sunday, and its trip to the cemetery for burial Monday morning. Gov. David Paterson on Thursday directed that flags on state government buildings be flown at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Pvt. Hartford. "I extend the sympathy and heartfelt condolences of all New Yorkers to the family, friends and fellow service members of Pvt. Justin Hartford," Paterson said in a statement. "We are sorry for the loss of this young soldier, but we appreciate and honor his service to our nation." The Army said Pvt. Hartford died Friday at Joint Base Balad in Iraq of injuries sustained in a non-combat related incident, a catchall that covers many causes. His death remains under investigation, the Army said. Veterans and others are expected to line part of the route today between the airport and the funeral home. Robert Bly, director and benefits adviser for the Chemung County Department of Veterans Affairs, said Thursday that he was contacting veterans' organizations about their possible participation this morning. He hopes other people will join the observance. "I want anybody and everybody who wants to step out there with an American flag and welcome the body home," Bly said. "The more flags, the more people, the better it will be." Walter Kent said the hearse would travel down Sing Sing Road to Broad Street, East Franklin Street, South Main and finally Lake Street. Bly said people planning to line the route should be there between 10:15 and 11 a.m. Calling hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Ernest Skinner Memorial American Legion post at 45 Olcott Road in Big Flats. Kent said no formal funeral service is planned, but there will be a graveside service at the cemetery at 11 a.m. Monday. Again, it's expected that some people will line the route. Kent said the procession will move west on Washington Avenue and north on Davis Street to the cemetery.
MATTHEW MICHAEL HARTLEY age 37, he passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Matt was born in Olean NY on April 8, 1977 a son of James T. and Allie (Brennan) Hartley. In addition to his parents, who live in Fishers IN, he is survived by his wife Sarah L. Vallely, whom he married July 5, 2008; their children, Isaac Thomas and Vivian Marie Hartley; siblings, Todd and Kristian Hartley, both of Fishers; nieces, Ava and Ella; maternal grandmother Patty McGranaghan and maternal aunt Chauncey Crowley, both of Bolivar NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law Carl R. Vallely and Barbara Brownrigg of Elmira; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Katherine Boland and Christopher Sullivan, with their children, Meghan and Reilly, all of Elmira; brother-in-law R. Parks Vallely of Queens NY; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Matt was the type of soul who made everyone's life he touched better for having met him. His sense of humor made him a joy to be around. He had a great work ethic, loved to cook, was an athlete, an artist, and most of all a loving husband and father. Matt loved hockey, baseball and football. As a 13 year old, he played in the Babe Ruth World Series, and competed in the home run derby. He attended West High School in Corning, and attended both Brockport and Mansfield University. Matt started his hockey career in Jamestown and then was later a captain for the Twin Tiers Midget and Junior hockey teams that went to several state championship games. He was a die hard Yankees, Sabres, and Dolphins fan. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A celebration of Matt's life will follow at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will then take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. The celebration of Matt's life will continue at 2:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Big Flats NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/10/2014
HARTMAN Donald L.
Age 68, of Lenox Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, August 31, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Donald was born in Elmira, NY, son of the late Howard and Ruth (Duke) Hartman. Donald retired from the United States Army after serving 20 years of service. Survivors include his daughters, Brenda (Michael) Johnson of Louisport, KY, Velma (Brian) Adkins and Beverly Thinnes, both of Hawesville, KY, and Sharron Green of Gloucester, VA; son, Donald L. Hartman Jr. of Michigan City, IN; brother, George Hartman of Elmira Heights, NY; sister, Ann Bacome of Elmira Heights, NY; 12 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, September 5, 2007, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Brian Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
HARTMAN William and Kathleen
Their ashes will be interred together in the Columbarium Wall of Woodlawn National Cemetery on Friday morning, June 24, 2011 at 10 am where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Hartman. Star Gazette – June 23, 2011
HARTZELL - DYKE, Betty (Hartzell)
Age 69, of Wellsboro, PA, died on Monday, October 6, 2008, in Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. Betty was born on July 26, 1939 in Wellsboro, PA, the daughter of the late Alexander and Mary (Scranton) Hartzell. She was predeceased by her husband of nearly 46 years, Colie J. Dyke, on May 30, 2008. Prior to her retirement, Betty was formerly employed by the Ponderosa Motel in Mansfield, PA, and the A & P plant in Elmira, NY. She was a hard worker and a devoted wife and mother who enjoyed spending time with her dogs, crocheting and cooking. Betty is survived by one daughter and son-in-law, Terry and Jay Horton of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren, a very special granddaughter, Nicole Abplanalp (John Paul) Zisk, Jeffrey A. and Austin L. Horton, all of Elmira, NY; three great-grandchildren; one brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Karen Johnson of Georgia; two sisters and a brother-in-law, Mary Ellen King of Wellsboro, PA, and Sherry and Nick Giammichele of Lockport, NY. In addition to her husband, Betty was preceded in death by a sister, Patricia L. Mitchell. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 9, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A funeral service will be held immediately following the visitation at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with Pastor Mike Schooley and Layman Sam Bowling officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide the flowers. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be sent to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933, to assist with expenses.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/7/2008
HASKINS George F.
Retired Corrections Officer - Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died
Friday, February 12, 2010, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Jeanine and Bruce Dickinson of Elmira, NY; niece, Dawn Haag; nephew, Bruce J. Dickinson; and several cousins. George was a United States Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. He was a retired Corrections Officer for the New York State Department of Corrections. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. With Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday at 7:00 p.m., the Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials in George's name to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.15.2010
HATCH James F., Sr.
Passed unexpectedly on Sunday, July 22, 2007. He was born August 15, 1941, the son of Donald and Priscilla (Rogers) Hatch. He leaves behind a wife, Mabel (Wieberg) Hatch; children, James F. (Jennifer) Hatch, Jr., Wendy Landon (Butch) Wolcott, Debra Tice, Michael (Pauline) Tice; his cherished grandchildren, Hailey and Emily Hatch, Tara Dobson, Shane Clark, Danielle and Nicole Wolcott, and Roy Tice; great-granddaughter, Danielle Clark. Also surviving James are his beloved mother, Priscilla (Harry) Johnson; brother, George (Janine) Hatch; sister-in-law, Shirley Hatch; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving during Vietnam. He was formerly employed at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and in construction with Wenzel and Narde. James was well loved by his family and friends. He was devoted to his children and grandchildren. WE WILL ALWAYS LOVE AND MISS YOU, PAPA BEAR. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Friday, July 27th, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2007.
HATFIELD Grover W.
Age 85, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, August 15, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his loving family by his side. He was born on April 29, 1923 in Eagle, NY, to the late Harold and Hazel (Williams) Hatfield. Grover is survived by his wife, Betty (Reed) Hatfield of Horseheads; sons, Bruce (Lori Ann Dickinson) Hatfield of Big Flats and Brian (Gail) Hatfield of Elmira Heights; brother, Greydon "Curly" Hatfield of Midland, TX; grandchildren, Brett (Laura Smith) Hatfield, Brian Lee (Virginia) Hatfield, Tammy Jo (Dominick) Montagna, Kimberly Ann (David) Winger and Lori (Harold) Romeo; and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Grover on Tuesday, August 19th at 1 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church of Horseheads, 2943 Westinghouse Rd, Horseheads, NY, with Rev. Jonathan Knight officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/16/2008 - 8/17/2008
HAZEN Rose M. Sproul
Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died
on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. She was born in Hector, NY on June 16, 1923 to the late Alonzo and Mary (Quant) Hazen. Rose was predeceased by her husband, Gerald Sproul in 1996. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela LaVigne of Bradenton, FL; son, Roger Sproul of Elmira Heights; brother, Alonzo (Jeannine) Hazen of FL; four nephews, one niece and several cousins. She retired from K-Mart in Horseheads after many years of service. There will be no prior calling hours. A Graveside Service for Rose will take place on Friday, November 12th at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette - November 11, 2010
HEALY - MOSS Jeannette A. Healy
Age 64 of 21 Johnson Hollow Road Millport, NY died on Thursday November 29, 2007. Jeannette was born March 13, 1943 in the Montour Falls, NY daughter of Clarence and Marguerite Elaine Healy. She married her husband, Robert Llewellyn "Bubba" Moss, on June 30, 1967 and he pre-deceased her on October 27, 1999. Jeannette was also pre-deceased by her son Robert Lee Moss on June 26, 1970. Jeannette was a Nurse's Aide at UCP House in Horseheads, NY prior to her disability. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Jeannette is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Shari & Joseph Rogers of Elmira, NY; granddaughters: Robin Marie Butts & Robert Resavage and Tonya Marie Butts; grandsons: Joseph Rogers and Nathan Rogers; great grandsons: Jason Resavage and Aiden Cooper; brother and sister-in-law: Thomas & Bertie Healy of Florrisant, Colorado; sister: Patricia Hickey of Tucson, Arizona; mother-in-law: Marion Davies Moss of Fort Pierce, Florida; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Daniel Moss of Big Flats, NY, Jim & Sylvia Moss of Naples, Florida and Marilyn & Chuck Brady of Fort Pierce, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Marcia "Granny" Gordon and Terry Whedon. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Jeannette's Funeral Services on Wednesday December 5, 2007 at 2 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Mr. Neal Butts will officiate. Jeannette will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Robert "Bubba" Moss in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/2/2007.
HEITAUER Dennis J.
Age 47 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 20, 1963 in Karlsrhue, Germany, son of the late Wolfgang Paul and Gabrielle Monica (Kruger) Heitauer and died
Sunday, August 1, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a long and courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his wife Renee (Norton); son Derik Heitauer; stepsons Dale (DJ) Downing, Jr. and Michael Downing; aunt Andrea Norbert-Treiber of Germany; best friend Steve Cooper of Milan, PA. Dennis was a veteran of the U. S. Army and was employed with Emhart Glass. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, August 4th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 3, 2010
HENYAN Eva M. Fowler
Formerly of Elmira, residing at Elcor Health Services, died
Sunday morning September 5, 2010 following declining health. Eva was born in Montour Falls, NY daughter of the late, Henry & Sarah Chase Henyan. She was predeceased by three husbands, Douglas Rupert, George Wead and Bert R. Fowler. A homemaker, she enjoyed camping, playing Bingo and listening to music. In earlier years she drove school bus for the Horseheads School District. Eva attended Elmira Christian Center for many years. Surviving are her children, Katherine (Delbert) Beach, Wellsburg; Kenneth Fowler, NJ; Ann Cooper, Corning; several grandchildren and great grandchildren. In addition to her parents and former husbands, Eva was predeceased by a daughter, Shirley Hodencamp; son, Edward Rupert; and stepsons, Robert and James Rupert. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Friday September 10, 2010 between the hours of 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with internment in Woodlawn National Cemetery next to her former husband, Bert Fowler.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 9, 2010
HERR Daniel R. Herr
age 86, of Big Flats, died on Friday, November 29, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. Born in Neffsville, PA, he was the son of Clarence S. and Clara (Shellenberger) Herr. He married Betty Jo Rhoads on June 4, 1955 in Lawrenceville PA. Daniel retired from Corning, Inc. where he was employed as a Master Electrician and was a veteran of the US Air Force during WWII. He was a member of the Big Flats American Legion and the Horseheads Elks Club. Daniel was always a worker at home or helping friends and often helped total strangers. His largest hobby was spent with his wife and his family, whom he loved dearly. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Betty Jo; son and daughter-in-law, Gordon and Mary Herr of Athens, PA; daughter, Brenda McIntosh of Big Flats; grandchildren, Adam and Kathryn Herr and Kyle and Ryan McIntosh; great-granddaughter, Madasyn Herr; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandra and Robert Baldwin of Big Flats and their son, Keith; special nephew, Jay (Stephanie) Herr; and several additional nieces and nephews. Daniel was predeceased by two brothers and two sisters. It was Daniel's wish that there be no visitation. A graveside service will be held at a later date at Woodlawn National Cemetery. We, his family, would like to acknowledge the staff of Hickory Knoll of Elcor these past months for his care and the love he received. Also, thank you to his fellow residents for making him feel so welcome. It made a world of difference, and again, thank you all. Star Gazette – December 3, 2013
HERMAN –BETTY LOUISE (HERMAN) RAHALL age 92 of Elmira. Passed away peacefully in the presence of her family by her side on Wednesday morning, March 26, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Betty was the daughter of the late Harry and Bessie (Page) Herman, April 18, 1921. She is predeceased by her husband, Charlie; daughter, Sheila Davies; and her five brothers and sisters. Surviving is her son, Manford (MaryPat) Herman; her beloved grandchildren, Michelle (Jack) Wright, Lori Davies, Mardi Herman, Manny Herman, Matthew Herman, Marci (Mike) Taylor, Meghan Herman, Michael Herman, Maureen (Mark) Miller, Marybeth Herman; loving great grandchildren, Khloe, Samantha and Ashley, Nicholas, Hannah, Michael, Katelynn, Gabriella, Brooklyn, and Peyton; along with special nieces and nephews including special nephew Fred Bomysoad. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, March 30, 2014 from 3:00PM to 6:00PM. Funeral services celebrating the life of Betty Rahall will be held on Monday, March 31, 2014 at 11:00AM. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Reverend Donald Rockwell will officiate. Betty lived for her family, as they were her most cherished jewel in life. She was very well respected by her family and throughout the community. Her strong will and driven spirit was always apparent even during her final days. Betty was proud to serve her community with her husband Charlie, operating Rahall's Food Market for 65 years. She was a great cook and loved donating her time to her ladies group "Bags of Baghdad". –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/28/2014 (Sheila Davies should read Stella Davies, Patricia Gobea)
History of Clymer Township by Pearl SHORT Hess 1949
Quentin Hess was instantly killed in action on Anzio beach head, Italy. His remains were returned and are buried in Woodlawn National Cemetery, in Elmira, N. Y.
Corning Evening Leader - Wednesday, July 7, 1948
Bodies Of Eight Area Men Among WW II Veterans Arriving In US This Week
...Pfc. Quentin Hess, army, with next of kin listed as Melvin H. Hess of Sabinsville. Pa…
WILLIAM (RED) HETHERTON, Age 78, of 5777 Gulf Rd., Alpine, NY, died Thursday, June 19, 2003 at the Bath Veterans Hospital in Bath, NY. William was born in Cresson, PA, son of George and Jennie (Hutcheson) Hetherton. William served his country in the United States Army during WWII, also retired from Chemung Co. Airport as a supervisor of maintenance after 16 years of service. Prior to his employment at the airport William worked at Remington Rand as a Tool Inspector for 26 years. William was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose Fraternity, Horseheads, NY Lodge #1476, Moose Legion, Elmira Eagles Club and Odessa American Legion Post #676. William was known as an outdoor Enthusiast. Survivors include his wife, Esther (Manzo) Hetherton of 40 years; son Carl Hetherton of Culver City, CA; daughters, Jennifer (Harry) Hillman of Horseheads, NY, Jean (Kenneth) Pendleton of Amesbury, Mass., Susan (Alan) Struss of Rennsalaer, NY, and Lois (Steven) Plaisted of Myrtle Beach, SC; eight grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. William was predeceased by his first wife, Barbara (Kehoe) Hetherton, after 15 years of marriage. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, June 29, 2003, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at Barrett’s on Monday, June 30, at 11 a.m. with Reverend Ann Mowery officiating. Committal services will follow to Woodlawn National Cemetery with Odessa Military Honor Guard to present honors. Pallbearers selected by family are Alan and Jason Struss, Nicholas Plaisted, Charlie Reynolds, Bernie McDonnell and James Tokar. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Gateway Center Dr., Clarksburg, MD. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HICKS Patrick M. "Hicksey"
63, lifelong resident of the Southside Community, died Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012, at the St Joseph's Hospital. Patrick was born in Elmira, April 11th in 1949, he was the son of the late James R. and Virginia L. (Cecil) Hicks. Surviving is his loving wife of 42 years, Ellen (Rudnicki) Hicks of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Jonathan (Korey) Hicks of McKinney, TX; 2 grandchildren: Olivia and Jackson of McKinney, TX; brother, James R. (Linda) Hicks of Lowman, NY; sister-in-law, Susan (Donald) Zahorian of Horseheads; one niece and 2 great nieces. In addition to his parents, he is also predeceased by his sister, Colleen Hicks. Patrick was proud to be a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War from 1969 until 1971. He retired from Verizon after 19 years of service. He was a member of the Hibernian Center, Fur Fin & Feather Rod and Gun Club, which he was currently serving on the board of directors, and as past Shooting Chairman. He was and always will be "Bop" to his grandchildren, whom he adored every day of their lives. He loved hunting, fishing, shooting trap and skeet. He was an avid NY Giants fan, golfer, and enjoyed playing cards. Friends who wish to offer their condolences and share a time of fellowship are welcome to join the family from 4:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. at the 1855 Room of the Elmira College Campus Center, Friday, July 6th, 2012. Those wishing to make memorials, please do so in memory of Patrick M. Hicks to the charity of one's choice. Interment will be held at a time that is convenient with the family at the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors accorded. Star Gazette – July 4, 2012
Millard “Hy” HILDRETH, age 69, of Millerton, PA died Friday, September 4, 1998 very unexpectedly at home. Hy was a World War II veteran, a member of the American Legion Post #154 and Elmira Moose Post #517. He is survived by his children, Daughter Deena and MaxYerkes Sr. of Millerton, PA; son, Calvin “Kip” and Cheryl Hildreth of Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on September 8 with the rev. Donald Hoff officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira with military honors accorded. Memorials may be directed to “the Hildreth Fund”, c/o Calvin Hildreth, PA Box 41-28, Millerton, PA 16936 to help defray expenses.
- CRAMP, Helen L.
Age 101 of Horseheads, NY. She was born May 3, 1908 in Glenora, NY, daughter of the late Hollis and Georgianna (DeLong) Hill, and died Sunday, May 10, 2009, at Bethany Manor. She has resided at Bethany Village for the last 13 years; 8 years in the Courtyards Apartments and moving to the Manor 5 years ago. She was predeceased by her husband, Norman in 1996; and is survived by several nieces and nephews, including Barbara (Joseph) Grabowski and William (Eleanor) Shaw, both of Elmira Heights, Richard (Betty) Shaw and Ellen Willett, both of Horseheads; along with several great-nieces and nephews. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her graveside service on Wednesday, May 13th, at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Rev. Mary Ann Bernard will officiate. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/12/2009
HILLMAN, WILLIAM H. -
Age 54 of 322 Soper St., Tuesday Nov. 13, 1967. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday 7 to 9 & Wednesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Ralph Warren Storm. Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by wife, Gladys, son Staff Sgt. Richard Hillman, U.S. Army, Fort Bragg, N.C.; Step daughters, Mrs. John (Margaret) Eichner of Wellsburg, Mrs. Bernice Stickler of Pine City; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Stephen Hillman of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Donald (Orphia) Moyer of Elmira, Mrs. William (Alice) Gordon of Gillett, Pa.; 11 grandchildren. He was employed at the Elmira Discount Center; past governor Loyal Order of Moose; affiliated with the Fellowship & the Moose Legion. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
HINDS LouElla Jane Varlan
of Horseheads, New York died on Friday, March 1, 2013 at Founders Pavillion. She was born August 13, 1925, in Nunda, NY, the daughter of Carl Hinds and Helen Pike. She married George W. Varlan who predeceased her on May 3, 2012. LouElla liked to sew, crotchet, knit, do crossword puzzles and gardening. She loved to watch all her grandchildren. She is survived by her children, Sharon Maiorano of CO, Gary Varlan of Elmira, Janet Fenner of Elmira, and Julie West of VA; grandchildren, Ashley Baldwin, Aimee Osburn, Amanda Varlan, Jon Krejcar, Brittany Krejcar, Jason West, Jillian Grover, Jamie Pesesky, and George Pesesky; 14 great grandchildren. Her sisters, Vivian Young and Marion Mackey predeceased her. A Memorial service will be Friday at 2:00 pm at McInerny Funeral Home at 502 W. Water Street with a gathering to follow. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette - March 6, 2013
HOAGLAND –MRS. MYRTLE (HOAGLAND) LE BARON of 285 Curtis St., Elmira, NY, Thursday, March 31, 1988 at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Friday 7 to 9 p.m., Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m., with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday evening, Rev. Russell Hartley officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National cemetery, Elmira. Myrtle was employed at Dixie Bowling Lanes for 22 years. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HODDER Howard S
Gillett PA: Age 66, died on Friday, October 11, 2013, after a year-long battle with cancer. He passed peacefully at home, attended by his loving wife of 40 years, Connie (Wojcik) Hodder and his children, Dr. Heidi Hodder and Howard Hodder, Jr. He was the most wonderful, caring, loving man a family could want. He loved his wife, children, and grandchildren with his whole heart and centered his life around them. We will miss him more than we can say, but he is now our Guardian Angel. Howard was born December 9, 1946, in Blossburg PA, where he attended North Penn High School, graduating in 1965. After graduation he joined the U S Army and was deployed to Viet Nam. Howard attended Williamsport Area Community College and worked 30 years at Hardinge, Inc., where he made many friends. During his free time he enjoyed hunting, trout fishing, and golfing, as well as spending time with his family. He was looking forward to teaching his grandchildren about the great outdoors. He is predeceased by his parents Clarence and Theresa (Mahosky) Hodder. Howard is survived by his wife Connie, daughter and son-in-law Dr. Heidi Hodder and Dr. Christopher Fucito, son and daughter-in-law Howard S., Jr. and Stephanie Hodder, 6 grandchildren, Amelia, Joseph and Ross Fucito, and Hailey, Lily and Molly Hodder, brother and sister-in-law Elroy and Carol Hodder, sisters and brother-in-law Irene and William Johnson, Sarah Hodder with Mark Couchman; along with many additional relatives and loving friends. Family and friends will be received at McInerny Funeral Home 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 15, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira. Military Honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family would like to sincerely thank Dr. Phillip Lowry and the wonderful, caring staff at Guthrie Clinic and Robert Packer Hospital. They helped to make the journey more endurable. In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Howard's name to Holy Family Catholic School, 407 Fulton Street, Elmira NY 14904, or South Creek Fire Department, 6428 Roaring Run Road, Gillett PA 16925. Star Gazette – October 12, 2013
HODGE - RAFFERTY, Judith A.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died
peacefully on April 2, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Judith was born on August 11, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late Gaylord and Louise (Batdorf) Hodge. Judith was a proud day care provider for many years to children in the area. She was a volunteer for Diven School and the Tom Sawyer Youth League. Judith dedicated her entire time to the devotion of young children, leaving a positive inspiration on them all. She will be missed dearly. Survivors include her sons, Earl (Debbie) Rafferty of Elmira and Rodney Rafferty of Jacksonville, FL; daughter, Becky Rafferty of Vestal, NY; step-daughter, Ginger Rafferty; grandchildren, Brionna and Shane Rafferty; step-grandson, Josh Davis; many friends. Judith was predeceased by her husband, Earl Rafferty in 1999, brother, Raymond Hodge. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, April 8, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 12 p.m. with Rev. Kenneth Brooks officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. (Elmira Star Gazette, Wed., Page 4a, 7 April 2010)
HOFFMAN Glenn E.
Age 56 of Elmira died Friday, March 05, 2010. Survived by children, Glenn and David Shugart, Jackie Hoffman, all of Elmira; two granddaughters; brothers, Andrew Jr., Dale (Char), Michael; sisters, Sue (Jim) Uhler, Debbie (Don) Meldrum; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Sara and Andrew Hoffman Sr.; brothers, Jack and Barry. Glen was a US Marine Corps veteran. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Thursday, March 11, from 5 – 7 p.m. with Military Honors there at 6:30 p.m. Internment at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.9.2010
HOLCOMBE - HOOVER, Barbara J. (Holcombe)
of 28 Holden Road, Pine City, NY - Age 81, died
Monday, April 26, 2010 at her home with family by her side. She was born March 13, 1929 to the late Alfred and Irene (Sweeley) Holcombe of Elmira, NY. She is survived by her siblings; Alfred D. Holcombe of Elmira, NY; Nancy Paine of Waterloo, NY; children Mary McArdle (Scott) Suma of Chicago, IL; David S. McArdle of Indiana; Kim Hoover (Richard Hawley) of Roanoke, IN; step- children; Douglas (Peggy) Hoover of Mexico, NY; Lawrence Hoover of Mechanicsburg, PA; grandchildren; Ryan Thomas Suma of Chicago, IL; Bridget Barbara Suma of Minneapolis, MN; Rory McGreevy Suma of Aspen, CO; Margaret McArdle Suma of Chicago, IL; close nieces and nephews, Patty Paine Battley and family of Waterloo, NY; the Robert Paine Family of Rochester, NY; the Stephen Paine Family of Geneva, NY; Jennifer Holcombe of Crystal Lake, IL; and many other extended family members; close friends, Jean Anne and Jamie Biggs of Pine City, NY; Clara Lee Fullwood of Elmira Heights, NY; Ruth Scofield of Pine City, NY; Patty Frey of Pine City, NY. Her beloved husband, Cove C. Hoover of Pine City, NY and the former publisher of the Elmira Star Gazette predeceased her. Barbara attended Elmira Free Academy and Linden Hall then graduated from Willard State School of Nursing. She continued her education at Syracuse University and Rutger's. She was employed by Chemung County Nursing Facility, St. Joseph's Hospital, The Elmira Psych Center, Albion State Prison and Sampson Air Force Base. Barbara was also the proprietor of Behind The Times Antiques and Gifts in Pine City, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, April 30, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Services honoring Barbara's life will follow the visitation at 1 PM. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Covey. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
EUGENE L. HOLDEN, age 88 of Elmira, NY died at home on Monday, September 8, 2014. Friends may call at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13 from 9AM-10AM with funeral services following at 10AM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira with full military honors by the U.S. Navy and the Chemung County Honor Guard. Pastor Leanne M. Zeck officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to a charity of one's choice . Eugene is survived by sons-and daughters-in-law, Robert E., Cooper Plains, NY, Thomas G. and Kathy, Burdett, NY, John S. and Dawn, Victor, NY; daughter and son-in law, Jean Ann and Paul Normand, Mohnton, PA; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; sister, Roberta; brother, Steven. Predeceased by loving wife, Mary in 1997; four brothers, Randall, Gerald, Harvey and George. Born Jan. 18, 1926, graduated from Elmira Free Academy, 1944. Married to Mary Elizabeth Jensen, 1944. Navy Veteran of WWII, drafted into Navy in 1944. Basic Training at Sampson Naval Base on Seneca Lake and then shipped to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Discharged 1946. After the war, Gene held a number of jobs, milkman, Remington Rand factory, and patrolman for Elmira Police Dept. Gene went to work in 1955 at Jensen's Paint Store with his brother-in-law, Gordon Jensen. Eugene opened his own store, Steven's Paint Store in Corning, NY in 1963. His knack for matching paint colors to anything was phenomenal. He ran the paint store until 2009. His son Robert is now the proprietor of Steven's Paint Store. Eugene was an avid outdoorsman, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, and target shooting. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing for lake trout on Seneca and Keuka Lakes with his Seth Green rig and bass fishing with his sons. Gene's bowling, golf, and euchre at the Masonic Temple were other favorite hobbies. A good sense of humor, quick wit, and a great memory were his trademark. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/11/2014
MERRILL H. HOLLENBECK OF 414 w. Gray St., Monday, Jan. 25, 1960. He was a metallurgist at Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Madeline M. Hollenbeck; sons, James F. and Paul J. of Elmira, Robert V. of Murray, Ky.; brothers, Charles H., Marvin L., Milden J., all of Elmira; one grandchild. Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Herbert E. Erway. Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 1/26/1960
HOLMES Donald Age 78, of Watkins Glen, NY, died Friday, May 26, 2006, at Schuyler Hospital, Montour Falls, NY. The family will receive friends at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., on Wednesday, May 31, from 1-2 p.m.; a funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. at the funeral home; Rev. J. Keith Kissel will officiate; burial with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. He was predeceased by both parents, Forrest and Lilian; brothers, James and William; and a sister, Wanda Root. Survivors include his wife, Agnes; stepson, David Law of Michigan; stepdaughters, Gwendolyn Lane and Debra Snidow, both of California; brother, Quentin "Bob" Holmes (Jane) of Clockville, NY; sister, Norma DeSarno of Watkins Glen; and several nieces and nephews as well as step grandchildren and step great-grandchildren. Donald and his wife, Agnes owned Holmes Luncheonette on Franklin Street in Watkins Glen for many years. He was also a volunteer chef for the United Methodist Church luncheons. He served in the United States Army from 1950-55, in Europe and the Korean War. Those wishing to make memorial donations may do so in his memory to the American Cancer Society or your local SPCA.
HOOKS - HUBBERT Linda K. (Hooks)
Age 51, of Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, March 9, 2008, at home. She was predeceased by her father, James Hooks, Sr.; and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Nelson and Jasmine Hooks; mother, Julia Hooks; brothers, Clarence Williams, Curtis Williams, Larry (Vicki) Hooks, James (Tina) Hooks, Jr., all of Elmira; sisters, Angel Spivey and Ondria Hooks, both of Rochester, NY; brother, Alonzo Hooks of Honolulu, HI; grandchildren, Marcel and Unique Hooks and Tequan Williams; uncle and aunt, Willie and Sonya Hooks; aunt, Shirley Ellis, all of Elmira; along with a host of nieces, nephews, uncles and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, March 14th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Eulah Nelson will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Linda's family would like to acknowledge their sincere thank you to Southern Tier Hospice and the American Cancer Society for all their help during her illness.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2008.
HORTON Darwin L. Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died, Friday, August 19, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his family at his side. Dar was born May 14, 1928 in Lambs Creek, PA a son of the late Fred and Letha (Green) Horton. He is survived by his loving wife, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on May 7, 2005, Mary Pat Golden Horton; 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 Elmira Heights; 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 (Lisa) Barton and children, Jay and John Barton, all of Horseheads, Deidra Moharter (Angelo and Hayley) Burke of Odessa NY; sister and brother-in-law Marie and Ellsworth Schoonover of Dundee, NY; sisters-in-law, Anna Horton of New Smyrna, FL and Donna Horton of Osteen, FL and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Jean Golden of Palm Bay, FL; along with several nieces and nephews; and special friends at Kove Estates in Osteen, FL. In addition to his parents Dar is predeceased by his sister Betty Goodrich; brothers, David, Raymond, Donald and Myron Horton; mother-in-law and father-in-law Jim and Norma Golden; son-in-law Frank Wagner, brother-in-law James E. Golden, and "his little sweetheart" "Mari". Dar served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver for many years with JCD Transportation in Elmira Heights and was also a heavy equipment operator for many years with IUOE Local #832. A race car fan, Dar loved NASCAR, enjoyed a good game of euchre, and having coffee with his special friends Manny and Mary Pat Herman and family. An outdoorsman, special times for Dar were camping with family and friends and hunting with his sons. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans #1178, where he was a member of their honor guard. Dar was also a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Elmira and Lady of the Lakes in Deltona, FL, where he and Mary Pat would spend their winters. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, August 22, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., followed by committal prayers and full military honors at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Dar's memory may be directed to the Chemung County Relay for Life, c/o the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira NY 14901.
DARWIN L. HORTON, age 77 of Horseheads, NY died, Friday, August 19, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center with his family at his side. Dar was born May 14, 1928 in Lambs Creek, PA a son of the late Fred and Letha (Green) Horton. He is survived by his loving wife, with whom he celebrated 50 years of marriage on May 7, 2005, Mary Pat Golden Horton; children, with their spouses, James Wagner of Horseheads, Carol Spencer of San Antonio, TX, Judy and Mill 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 Elmira Heights; 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 Albermarle, NC and Jamilyn Horton of Horseheads; step-grandchildren, Jacob and Jordon Shoff, David (Lisa) Barton and children, Jay and John Barton, all of Horseheads, Deidra Moharter (Angelo and Hayley) Burke of Odessa, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Marie and Ellsworth Schoonover of Dundee, NY; sisters-in-law, Anna Horton of New Smyrna, FL and Dona Horton of Osteen, FL and brother-in-law and sister-in-law Paul and Jean Golden of Palm Bay, FL; along with several nieces and nephews; and special friends at Kove Estates in Osteen, FL. In addition to his parents Dar is predeceased by his sister Betty Goodrich; brothers, David, Raymond, Donald and Myron Horton; mother-in-law and father-in-law Jim and Norma Golden; son-in-law Frank Wagner, brother-in-law James E. Golden, and “his little sweetheart” “Mari”. Dar served his country during the Korean War with the U.S. Army. He was a truck driver for many years with JCD Transportation in Elmira Heights and was also a heavy equipment operator for many years with IUOE Local #832. A race car fan, Dar loved NASCAR, enjoyed a good game of euchre, and having coffee with his special friends Manny and Mary Pat Herman and family. An outdoorsman, special times for Dar were camping with family and friends and hunting with his sons. He was a lifetime member of the Catholic War Veterans #1178, where he was a member of their honor guard.. Dar was also a communicant of St. Mary’s Church, Elmira and Lady of the Lakes in Deltona, FL, where he and Mary Pat would spend their winters. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, August 22, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, August 23, 2005 at 10:00 a.m., followed by committal prayers and full military honors at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Dar’s memory may be directed to the Chemung County Relay for Life, c/0 the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HOTCHKISS –JUNE (HOTCHKISS) WILCOX age, 87, formerly of Elmira, NY passed away November 20, 2014 peacefully at home with her loving family. She is survived by her sister, Edith H. Tallman; daughter, Karen (Robert) Osborne; grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Heaven got a little more spice. June was a very good hearted person, who never let the bad times bother her. She loved being with and joking with her family. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Funeral Service there Sunday at 3 PM. Reverend Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. Interment will be held privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/22/2014
HOUGHTON, Alfred E., Jr.
Age 61, Baldwin, died Monday, April 2, 2007, at home. He was born on March 26, 1946 in Waverly, NY, the son of the late Alfred Eugene Houghton and Irene Matthew. He was predeceased by his son, Jarod Lee Houghton. He is survived by his former wife, Janice Fuller; two sons, Alfred Houghton, Port Saint John, FL, and Alex Houghton, Baldwin; two brothers, Malcolm Houghton, Spencer, and Paul Houghton, Alpine; five sisters, Helen Rorick, Alpine, Anna Calahan, Norfolk, VA, Debbie Houghton, Betty, and Janet, all of Odessa; a grandson, Matthew Nickisch; nieces and nephews. Alfred served in the US Navy. He was a Captain of EMT at Baldwin, member of Baldwin Fire Department, and past member of Newfield Fire Department. Friends may call on Saturday, April 7, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Committal services with Honors will be Tuesday, April 10, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
HOUGHTON Malcolm J.
Age 61, of Spencer, died Saturday, June 2, 2007, at his home. He was born on March 26, 1946, the son of the late Alfred Eugene Houghton, Sr. and Irene Matthew. He was predeceased by his twin brother, Alfred Eugene Houghton, Jr. Malcolm is survived by his sisters, Anna Callaghan, Chesapeake, VA, Helen Rorick, Alpine, Debbie Houghton, Odessa, Betty Young, Odessa, Janet Boehn, Waverly; brother, Paul Houghton, Alpine; nieces and nephews. Malcolm had worked for NCR in Ithaca for 25 years. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at 9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Rev. Burton Huth will officiate. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home.
HOUSEL - BARRON, Beatrice V. (Housel), Of Elmira, NY, died at the age of 81 on March 14, 2008. Beatrice was born March 7, 1927, to W. Edward and Wilma Housel. She was the wife of Jack Barron. They were married for 53 years at the time of his death in 2000. Surviving Beatrice are her sons and daughters-in-law, Tim (Marianne) Barron of Elmira, NY, with children, Matthew and Aimee, Jeff (Jean) Barron of Pine City, NY, with children, Jason and Joseph; daughters and sons-in-law, Terri (Tom) Henrich of Clay, NY, with children, Justin, Jonathan, and April, Bonnie (Terry) Youngs of Pine City, NY, with children, Kelli (Steve) Nelson, Kyle, Keith and Kevin Youngs, Becky (Tom) Ogden of Horseheads, NY, with daughter, Shiana, Jackie (Bob) Felix of Elmira, NY, with children, Kristen, Sierra and Taylor, Jamie Barron (Dan Yager) of Elmira, NY, with her children, Natalie, Sajha and Scylar. Beatrice has ten great-grandchildren, Camren and Aiden Tomeny, Laiken Nelson, Bianca Youngs, Maliah and Jace Ogden, Logan Martin, Adrienna Dunn, and Jionel Howard. She is also survived by brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Donald and Caroline Barron; sisters-in-law, Helen Whittaker, Letha Haney and Roberta Rhode; several nieces and nephews and their families. Beatrice was predeceased by her husband, parents; sister, Evelyn Wheeler; grandson, Christopher Barron; and granddaughter, Nichole Barron. Beatrice's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with her family and taking care of her pets. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary Post #154 and the Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, March 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. with a funeral service officiated by Reverend Joseph Kim to follow at 7 p.m. Mrs. Barron will be laid to rest on Tuesday at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Because of Beatrice's love of animals, kindly consider memorial contributions to the Chemung County SPCA or a charity of your choice. Beatrice's family would like to extend a sincere thank you to the staff of the Bethany Manor Facility Skill 2 unit for the compassionate care given to their mother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/16/2008.
HOUPER Charles D. W. Houper
Charlie passed away on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, after an extended illness. He leaves behind his loving family: wife, Kathleen; sons and daughters-in-law, Doug and Ann, and Phil and Dennise; and his precious grandchildren, Alexa, Reilly, Calum, and Logan; his mother, Rose from Horseheads; brother and sister-in-law, Rick and Sandy Houper; stepmother, Rose Houper from Corning; several nieces, nephews, and many cousins, along with his extended family from Kathie's side, Margy and Joe Dritto, Jim and Beth Rielly, Eileen and Bob Tellefsen, Dossie and Garrett Walczak, David and Kay Stilwell, and Dorothy Stilwell; special friends, Joe Holly, Dieter Schwarzbauer, and Chuck Buzzetti. He was predeceased by his father, Charles F. Houper; family friend, Bernard Bilzor; mother-in-law, Margaret Rielly. Charlie was born and raised in Elmira. After graduation from Southside High School, he served in the Coast Guard for 4 years, going between Japan and Hawaii. He graduated from Elmira College with an A.A.S. in Police Science and a B.S. in Criminal Justice. His career and life's work was spent going through the ranks at the Chemung County Sheriff's Department, eventually serving the community as its Sheriff for 20 years. He successfully completed and graduated from the F.B.I. National Academy in Quantico, VA. He was very active in the NYS Sheriff's Association, serving as President, and then became a life member. He chaired and served on various committees with the National Sheriff's Association. Charlie was an active volunteer for the Arctic League (past President), Elmira Kiwanis, Elmira Elks Club, American Legion, Red Cross, and many others. In his spare time, Charlie loved to play golf, cards with friends, aerobics, and running. He finished many a marathon in his earlier days. The best time he spent was with his family. He was very proud of his sons and absolutely adored his grandchildren. He and Kathie enjoyed many trips throughout the United States, their years on Keuka Lake, and fun shared with family and friends. He will be missed by many! Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Saturday, February 4th, 2012, from 1-3 p.m. & 6-9 p.m. Funeral services celebrating Charlie's life will be held there Sunday, February 5th, 2012, at 11 a.m. Graveside services will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors accorded in his honor. In lieu of flowers, donations would be appreciated by The Senior Center of Elmira, Arctic League, Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or an organization of your choosing. Special thanks to the staff on the second floor, along with the gals from the Restorative Program of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, for their kindness and loving care. Star Gazette – February 2, 2012
HOUSTON Warren P.
87, of Penn Yan, NY, died at home on Thursday, July 23, 2009. The family will receive friends from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 29, 2009, with a memorial service following at 3:00 p.m. at St. Mark's Episcopal Church, Main St., Penn Yan, NY 14527. Interment will take place at a later date, at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Warren's name to: Ontario-Yates Hospice, c/o Finger Lakes Visiting Nurse Service, Pre-Emption Rd., Geneva, NY 14456; or American Legion post 355, PO Box 362, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Warren was born on November 30, 1921 in Danby, NY, the son of the late Walter and Fannie (Payne) Houston. He served his country in WWII during the invasion of Normandy as a paratrooper with the 101st Parachute Infantry Division. He was a decorated Purple Heart and a Distinguished Unit Badge recipient, and a lifetime member of the American Legion. He was retired from the US Postal Service. Warren was a loving husband, father, and grandfather, and loved his time with all on Keuka Lake. Warren is survived by his wife of 61 years Marion Houston, son, Don (Kathy) Houston; daughter, Carol Houston, grandchildren, Jennifer Stratton, Taylor Stratton, Ryan (Brienne) Stratton, and Charlie Houston; sisters, Winnie (Bob) Mace, Jane Lampila, Martha Houston; brother, Harvey (Jean) Houston; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Warren was pre deceased by his brothers, Erwin, Bill, and Bob Houston. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/25/2009
HOVLAND - JOHNSON, Ruby H. of Horseheads, NY
Age 74, born December 21, 1923 in Antelope, Montana, the daughter of the late Matthias and Ragna (Olsen) Hovland. died Sunday, July 19, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ruby married Harold E. Johnson September 23, 1944 in Sun Valley, Idaho and have enjoyed 53 wonderful years of life together. She is also survived by her children: Carol (Richard) Zeh of St. Louis, MO, Ronald Johnson of Elmira, NY, Dorleen (Eddie) Kauffman also of Elmira, NY, Vicki (Richard) Harrison of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Scott Miller, Craig (Karen) Miller, Kristen Miller, Jennifer Johnson, David (Johanna) Wellington, Traci, Teri, Sara, and Krisi Kauffman, Rebecca Ann, and Andrew Wells Harrison, great-grandson Arthur David Wellington, V; along with several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased in death by two brothers and two sisters. Ruby was a member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, a member of the North County Senior Citizens Group of Horseheads, NY. She loved to play the piano, enjoyed music, square dancing, gardening, cooking and was an excellent homemaker. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Thursday, July 23, 1998 at 11 AM in the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut Street, Elmira, NY, 14904. Inurnment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Bethany Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, or the American Lung Association, Finger Lakes Region, Inc., 1595 Elmwood Ave. Rochester, NY 14620. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.
JAMES H. HOWARD
James "Jim" H. Howard, 52, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, November 24, 1994 at home. Mr. Howard was born in Lorne, VA on September 19, 1942. He graduated from Virginia Tech and received his MBA from Brigham Young University. He received the Bronze Star medal while serving in the Corps of Engineers during service in Vietnam. He is survived by his wife, Katina Howard; children, Cessily Ann, Timothy John, Bradley James and Keri Lynn Howard; father and mother, John R. and Ida Howard; mother-in-law, Ann Theodosis; brothers, John Howard Jr., William Howard and Robert Howard; sisters, Dotti Beazley, Judy Parker and Bonnie Harris; 17 nephews and eight nieces; six great-nephews and three great-nieces. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on November 28 with Bishop Sheldon Hallstrom officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the Latter-day Saints Mission Fund, 1060 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. (TGR, Thursday, December 1, 1994)
HOWE Joseph F.
Age 50, of Pine Valley. He was born January 12, 1958 in Elmira, son of the late William J., Sr. and Angeline (Cecce) Howe, and died Tuesday, March 11, 2008, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his parents; and is survived by his wife, Dawn; children, Buffy Little of Cortland, NY, Shannon Howe of Elmira, Joseph Howe, Jr. of Elmira, Heather Brill of Pine Valley, Raquel Brill of Pine Valley, Heidi Howe of Elmira, Caleb Osgood of Big Flats and Kalika Osgood of Pine Valley; grandchildren, Emilee, Tylor, Logan, Zoey, Braden, Jayden and Kyli; siblings and their spouses, Mary and James Patterson of Mt. Olive, NC, Barbara and Eric Sturm of Goldsboro, NC, William, Jr. and LouAnn Howe of Pine City, Michael and Debra Howe of Elmira, Debra and Steven VanZile of Elmira, Dominic and Deborah Howe of Horseheads, Jean Ann and Timothy Wolfe of Wellsburg; along with several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law, Joyce Shutt of Simpsonville, SC; brother-in-law, Terry Shutt of Las Vegas, NV. Joe was employed with Simmons-Rockwell in Big Flats. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army. It was Joseph's request that there be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service with Military Honors on Thursday, March 13th, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. Deacon William Dougherty will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Joseph through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/12/2008.
William J., Sr. Age 72 of 265 W. Henry St., Elmira, NY. He was born April 1, 1929 in Elmira to Arthur and Mary Elizabeth (Ryan) Howe, Sr. and died Sunday, January 27, 2002 at home. He was predeceased by his parents; brothers Edward and Thomas and sister Mary Johnson and is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Angeline (Cecce) Howe; sons and daughters-in-law William, Jr. and LouAnn of Pine City, Michael and Debra of Elmira, Joseph and Dawn of Pine Valley, Dominic and Deborah of Horseheads; daughters and sons-in-law Mary and James Patterson, Barbara and Eric Sturm all of NC, Debra and Steven VanZile, Sr., Jean Ann and Timothy Wolfe all of Elmira; 27 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; brother Arthur Howe, Jr. of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Howe was formerly employed at Trayer Products and Eastern Metal. He was a veteran of the U.S. Marines, a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose #1476, Horseheads and the Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 29th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will be held there on Wednesday, January 30th at 11 AM. Rev. Walter Wainwright will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
CHARLES T. HUDSON, 80 of 755 Pennsylvania Railroad Engineer, member of Centenary Methodist Church, Union Lodge, F&AM, Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Queen City Lodge of Odd Fellows. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ida M. Hudson; sisters, Mrs. Hattie Glassick and Mrs. Sarah Savage, both of Geneva; several nieces and nephews. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert L. Homer. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1957
HUGHES Martin Age 83, after an extended illness, on Tuesday, December 6, 2005. Marty was born September 1, 1922, the son of James P. and Mary (Hennessy) Hughes. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marie Noella Smith Hughes; children, Michael (Theresa), Daniel (Carolee), James (Barbara), Annette (Charles) Wands, Karen (Richard Clark) McKay, John (Mary), Mary Anne, Timothy (Theresa), Martin (Mary), William (Joan), and Thomas (Fawn); sisters, Patricia Moran, Margaret Ingham, Helen (William) Parry, and Teresa Goodwin; 21 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Marty served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps during WWII, earning several awards, including a Purple Heart and Bronze Star. He retired after 37 years at the American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel. Marty was an avid sports fan and an especially strong supporter of local high school and professional teams. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Friday, December 9, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, December 10, 2005 at 10:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers along with full military honors accorded by the E.J. Brewer Marine Corps League, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
HULETT Robert C. Swartwood Hill Rd. Resident and Kennedy Valve Retiree Age 79 of Erin, NY died Thursday, December 28, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Robert was born Dec. 2, 1927 in Sullivanville, NY. He was predeceased by his parents Albert and Mary (Kocourek) Hulett; and a sister, Pearle Chapman. He is survived by his wife of 54 years, Catherine Hulett of Erin, NY; daughter, Carla (Edmund) Dawejko of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Matthew Page of Elmira, NY, Micah Page of Big Flats, NY, and Kylicia Page of Waverly, NY; great-granddaughter, Katelyne Ramsey of Waverly; brother, Albert (Mildred) Hulett of Sullivanville, NY; and brother-in-law, Bernard Chapman of Zolfo Springs, FL. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Sunday, December 31, 2006, from 1-3:00 p.m. A brief service of remembrance led by his son-in-law, Edmund Dawejko will conclude there at 3:00 p.m. Those able are encouraged to bring a thought, story or memory to share. His interment will take place in the columbarium of Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date. Family will provide flowers and those wishing are encouraged to remember Bob with Memorials to the Erin Volunteer Fire Department, PO Box 29, Erin, NY
HULTS Mazie R. HOFFMAN (1936 - 2012)
Born March 24, 1936 to Chester and Elizabeth Hults; a loving mother to 6 children; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren; 3 great, great grandchildren, after a long courageous battle with cancer has left us to join her predeceased loved ones. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 31st from 1 to 2 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 pm. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – December 30, 2012
HURLEY Leon H.
Age 84, of Elmira Heights, departed this life on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Leon was born April 29, 1924, a son of the late Edward J. and Edna M. Hurley. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his life partner, Betty Lowman, and brothers, Robert and Richard Hurley. Leon is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Noterfonzo of Saratoga Springs, NY, Betty Hurley, Jean and George Lowman, Evelyn and Philip Foster, all of Elmira, and Mary Dial of Elmira Heights; brothers and sister-in-law, Francis Hurley of Elmira, William and Marge Hurley of Winsted, CT, and John Hurley of Horseheads; stepson Michael Lowman of Florida with wife Michon, and daughter Brittany; along with many nieces and nephews. Leon served our country in the U.S. Army during both WWII, and the Korean War and was a recipient of the Purple Heart during his distinguished military career. He worked for many years at Curtis Wholesale, and later at Rose, Kimball, and Baxter. Leon spent most of his life in Elmira before moving to Florida 11 years ago, returning to the Elmira area just recently. A very independent, upbeat person, Leon enjoyed riding his bicycle all over Naples FL and Elmira. To Leon everything was beautiful or delicious and his positive attitude was infectious. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Saturday, September 6, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at 5:30 p.m. Interment, with full military honors, will be Monday, September 8, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. In lieu of flowers, donations in Leon's memory may be made to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/5/2008
HUSVAR Gloria E. (Husvar) Gumtow
age 89 of Elmira NY died July 15, 2011. Gloria was preceded in death by her husband Ernest in 2007 and Son Richard in 2009. She is survived by daughter Sandra (husband, Bill) Gunther of Rochester NY and daughter-in-law Darleen Gumtow of Fort Walton Beach Fl. Also surviving Gloria are grandchildren: Carl Gates, Gloria Gregory, Christina Smith, William Gumtow, Keri Bagley, (husband David) and Tracy Gumtow (wife, Amanda) along with five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Gloria will rest alongside Ernest at the Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family wishes to thank the wonderful care given to her at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – July 19, 2011
HYDE Robert A. Hyde
Was born August 5, 1923 in Elmira, NY the son of the late William Campbell and Harriett (King) Hyde. died peacefully at home on Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 89. His loving wife, Virginia (Taylor) Hyde predeceased him on July 27, 2003. His sister, Dorothy Barton also preceded him in death. He is survived by his sons, Robert T. Hyde (Beth Ann); William C. Hyde (Jamy); daughters, Susan Hyde-Spain (Michael); Pamela Battisti (James); along with 10 grandchildren, five great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Robert was Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country from 1943 to 1946 during WW II. He was a member of the 30th Infantry Division, was involved in the liberation of the Philippines, Manila, Korea and with the occupation of Japan. He served with dignity and honor. Robert retired from the New York State Telephone Company after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a member of the NY Telephone Pioneers, CWA Local # 1111 and a member of the American Legion Bentley Trumball Post # 442 Horseheads, NY. He was a faithful member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and former Deacon as well. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, January 4, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. A Memorial Service celebrating his life and honoring his memory will follow the visitation at 1 PM. The Reverend Jane Winters will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Hyde military honors. Memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Star Gazette – January 4, 2013
ILG Charles P.
age 91, died on Sunday, September 22, 2013 at the Bath VA Hospital. He was born in Cleveland, OH on May 10, 1922, the son of the late William Joseph Stanislaus Ilg, Sr., and Louise Grace Parmalee. He is survived by his wife Marilyn; step-son Lee (Pamela) Doud of Pine City; granddaughter, Jennifer (Judd) Doud-Nissen of Los Angeles; granddaughter, Amy (Joseph) Winter of Boston; great-grandsons, Ethan, Adam and Daniel Winter also of Boston. Charlie retired from MacMillen-Bloedel. He was a decorated Army veteran of World War II, having survived being captured at the Battle of the Bulge. Charlie enjoyed the game of golf and was an accomplished bowler, having been a former City Bowling Champion. But above all his greatest love was his family. It was his request that there be no prior calling hours and burial will be at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – October 1, 2013
WALTER A. ISSING age 78, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at the Bath VA Medical Center. He was born on February 13, 1936 in Germany. Walter is survived by his wife of 54 years, Linda Issing of Elmira; son, Eric Issing of Elmira; daughter, Susan Issing of Elmira; brother, Heinz Issing of Germany; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Walter was a retired veteran serving in the US Army, and was a VW mechanic for many years. It was Walter's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/22/2014
IZZO Grace R. Betts
Age 90, a longtime resident of Horseheads, originally of Hoboken, NJ, died in her sleep on Feb. 1, 2010. Grace was predeceased by her husband, Robert Betts on Dec. 27, 1998. Grace was born Nov. 8, 1920, one of eight children of the late John and Rosa (Lauro) Izzo. She is survived by her son, Peter Calabrese of San Francisco, CA; her grandson, Nicholas Calabrese and his wife Amber of Santa Rosa CA; a great-grandson, Nicholas Jr.; two sisters, Mrs. Rose Chryzstak and Mrs. Jeanne Barlow; and over 30 nieces and nephews. Grace was a devoted homemaker. She especially loved to garden and bake, and her memorable pastries were sampled by many of her friends at the Horseheads Museum where she volunteered regularly. Grace was able to celebrate her 90th birthday last November with over 60 family and friends at her favorite Italian restaurant in Lakewood NJ, where she resided for the past eight years until her passing. Funeral services are pending and will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Davis St., Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – February 14, 2011
IZZO Grace R. Betts
Age 90, a longtime resident of Horseheads, originally of
Hoboken, NJ, died in her sleep on Feb. 1, 2010. Grace was predeceased by her
husband Robert Betts on Dec. 27, 1998. Grace was born Nov. 8, 1920, one of
eight children of the late John and Rosa (Lauro) Izzo. She is survived by
her son, Peter Calabrese of San Francisco, CA., her grandson Nicholas Calabrese
and his wife Amber of Santa Rosa CA, a great grandson, Nicholas Jr., two
sisters, Mrs. Rose Chryzstak and Mrs. Jeanne Barlow, and over 30 nieces and
nephews. Grace was a devoted homemaker. She especially loved to garden
and bake, and her memorable pastries were sampled by many of her friends at the
Horseheads Museum where she volunteered regularly. Grace was able to
celebrate her 90th birthday last November with over 60 family and friends at
her favorite Italian restaurant in Lakewood NJ, where she resided for the past
eight years until her passing. Family and friends are invited to attend her
graveside service to take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Davis St.
Elmira, NY, on Monday April 11, 2011 at 11:00 am. Star Gazette –
April 9, 2011