Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
Woodlawn National Cemetery Obituaries
JANKOWSKI Cecelia Elizabeth Resavage
November 17, 2010 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband, Benjamin Resavage; parents, Magdelena & Walter Jankowski; brothers, Peter, Steven & Edmund Jankowski; sisters, Helen Walkowiak, Agnes Jankowski & Rosalie Telech. Survived by her son, Robert (Michele) Resavage of Greece, NY; daughter, Carolyn (Doug) Strom of Mount Morris, NY; grandchildren, Stephanie & Courtney Resavage, & Dustin Strom; brother-in-law, Richard Telech; numerous nieces, nephews & cousins. Ceil was a parishioner of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights and a member of its Alter & Rosary Society. Prior to moving to assisted living in Rochester, Ceil was a loving mom, part-time cafeteria worker at J. Sloat Fassett School of Elmira, Board of Elections poll monitor and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed her friends at the White Eagle Club, Catholic War Vets, Elmira Heights American Legion and the VFW. For more information, visit www.aliferemembered.com. Cecilia's visitation will be held 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Bartolomeo & Perotto Funeral Home, 1411 Vintage Ln. (between Rte 390 & Long Pond Rd), Rochester. Her Funeral Mass will be celebrated 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave in Elmira. Interment Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd., Rochester, NY 14620 in Cecelia's memory. Star-Gazette - November 18, 2010
JANKOWSKI Joseph J., Jr.
Age 85 of Horseheads, NY. He was born March 22, 1927 in Elmira, son of the late Joseph J., Sr. and Josephine (Borak) Jankowski and died Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. He was predeceased by his wife Violet and is survived by his fiancée Rebecca Hoffman of Horseheads; her children Sherry Wells and Tammy Shady; best friend Tim (Terri) Oman of Lowman; his beloved cat Amos along with several nieces and nephews. Joe retired from A & P Foods. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Marine Corps serving during WWII and Korea. He was wounded twice, once at the battle of the Chosin Reservoir , and received 2 Purple Hearts. He was a member of the "Chosin Few" as a survivor of the battle of the Chosin Reservoir, a member of the American Legion Post 154 and the VFW Post 6083 both in Elmira Heights; a life member of the VFW Post, Elmira 901,the White Eagles Club and the Marine Corp League. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, February 19th from 12 to 2 pm. His memorial service will begin at 2 pm. Committal prayers, with military honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 16, 2013
JESSUP Ralph H.
75, died May 7, 2008. Son of Gordon L. and Elsie Schoonover Jessup. Survived by wife, Linda M. Brockway; sons, David (Marcia), Rochester, NY, Wayne (Helga), Buellton, CA, Joel (Teena), Rochester, NY; daughter, Mary L. (Jim) Winch, Bangor, PA; sister, Phyllis Bock, Macedon, NY; brother, Konrad (Marion) Jessup, Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Alan Jessup, Katie (Brian) Bohart, Nathan, and Nicholas Jessup; longtime buddy, Norman (Bill) Brinthaupt, Texas. Ralph was a Staff Sergeant in the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict, and a retired employee of Kennedy Valve. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Heart Fund. Interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at the family's convenience. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/13/2008 - 5/14/2008.
JESSUP Walter L. Jessup
Age 80 of Caton, NY. died
at the Elcor Health Services, Horseheads December 9th, 2010. Walter was born in Elmira, the son of the late Francis and Minnie Bauer Jessup. He was preceded in death by his wife Patricia A. Jessup in January of 2006. Surviving Walter are his two children: Daughter Pamela A. Jessup of FL; Robert P. Jessup of Caton, NY; Grandchildren: Rosalie Crans of Waverly, NY, Adam Crans of Horseheads, NY, Sarah Crans of Wellsburg, NY, Brandi Crans of Elmira, Brittany Jessup of Caton; One sister Donna Jean Benedict of Ft. Myers, FL. and several nieces and nephews. In addition to his wife and parents Walter is also predeceased by his brother Harold Jessup and his sister in law Marguerite Jessup. Walter was a retired United States NAVY veteran, serving his country for 38 years, both as enlistee and private civilian. After his retirement he enjoyed golfing, fishing, hunting, model trains. In accordance with his wishes all funeral services will be held privately. Graveside services will be held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing please make memorials in Walter Jessup's name to your favorite veterans agency. Star-Gazette - December 12, 2010
JILSON Walter V. Sr.
A longtime resident of the Lowman community died
suddenly, Sunday, September 19, 2010 at home as the result of a farming accident at the age of 74. Born on October 22, 1935 in Elmira, Walter was the son of Ralph & Virgiline Peck Jilson. He married Lenore King on June 29, 1968 in Park Ridge, IL. In serving his country, Walt was enlisted in the United States Air Force as an Automatic Flight Control Systems Technician for 20 years. After retiring from the military he was employed by F. M. Howell & Company in the maintenance Department for another 20 years. A free spirit, Walt enjoyed the freedom of the open road and logged many miles with Lenore in their fifth wheel. An outdoors man, he felt most at home in the woods and enjoyed caring for his land. He was a lifetime active member of the Wellsburg Fire Department and strong supporter of the Lowman United Methodist Church. Walt was well known on many local bowling leagues. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Lenore King Jilson, Lowman; son, Walter J. Jilson Jr., Raleigh, NC; along with his children, Angie Jilson McKnight, Raleigh, NC; Mike, Steve, and Walter V. III Jilson all of Dundee; daughter, Regina Jilson-Yarnell with husband, Elmer, Sunbury, OH; along with their children, Katie and Alex Yarnell, Sunbury, OH; daughter, Heather Jilson-Moore with husband, David C. Jr., Lowman; along with their children, David C. "Bud" Moore III and Emily J. Moore, Lowman; mother, Virgiline Jilson, Lowman; sisters, Delores (Leonard) Morgan, Wellsburg; Mary Jilson-Daniels with husband Frederick, Lowman; brothers, David Jilson, Dryden; Donald Jilson, Lowman; nieces, nephews and many family friends who will be received at the Lowman United Methodist Church on Monday September 27, 2010 at 11 a.m. for a Memorial Service officiated by Reverend Donald Knapp and Reverend Donald Rockwell followed by graveside services in Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Jilson. Memorials may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Walt's memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 21, 2010
JIVIDEN Barbara L. "B.J." Jividen
65, formerly of Elmira, died Friday (February 3, 2012) at Living Center North in Geneva. The funeral service will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 14) at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Memorial contributions may be made to Seneca Cayuga ARC, 1083 Waterloo-Geneva Rd., Waterloo, 13165. Barbara was born September 18, 1946 in Elmira, the daughter of the late James N. and Anna French Jividen. She has been a resident of the Seneca Cayuga ARC since 1993. Arrangements have been entrusted to Coe-Genung Funeral Home in Waterloo. Star Gazette – February 13, 2012
JOHNSON FRANCES G - BUTTS Frances G. Age 87, of Elmira, died on Monday, May 1, 2006. She was born on January 23, 1919, a daughter of the late David and Damie Johnson. Frances was predeceased by her husband, James in 1992. She is survived by her sons and daughters, Robert (Patricia), Richard (Rosemary), James Jr. (Nancy), Marion Ward, Carol Anne (Richard) Quick; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; she is also survived by her sister, Marion Butts. There will be a private Family Service at the Kalec Funeral Home and burial at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Her "Angels" have taken her to a better place with Jesus.
JOHNSON Harold E.
A Marine of the Carsons Raiders during WWII, who received 2 purple hearts and many other combat awards, died peacefully on September 14, 2012 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Harold was born on February 28, 1924 in Towanda, PA. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Ruby Hovland Johnson; and his parents, Cornelius and Bertha Johnson; as well as two brothers, Louis and Irvin Paul; and a sister, Susie Wilcox. Harold is survived by his sister, Marion Mastrantonio; and his beloved children, Carol Johnson Zeh (Richard) of St. Louis, MO, Ronald Johnson (Joann Laux), Dorleen Johnson Kauffman (Eddie) of Elmira and Vicki Johnson Harrison (Richard) of Rochester, NY. Harold was the proud grandfather of 7 grandchildren, Scott, Craig (Karen) and Kristen Miller, Jennifer Johnson, David Wellington (Johanna), Rebecca Tan (Brian), Andrew Harrison (fiancé, Elizabeth) and four step-grandchildren, Kristina Paciorek, Teri Decker, Traci Hartke and Sara Kauffman. He is also survived by 10 great-grandchildren. Harold was a retired engineer at Smith Corona in Cortland, NY, with a lifelong interest in electronics. An avid hunter and fisherman, he also handcrafted many items for his family in his workshop. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and watching football and baseball. He often cooked for family and friends and shared his spaghetti recipe and cashew bars. Harold was a past Master of the Breesport Masonic Lodge Post #725, as well as a lifetime member of the Horseheads Elks Post #2297and the Marine Corp League. For several years, he was very active in the Horseheads Senior Citizens Group. He was also a longtime member (60 years) of the Bethany Lutheran Church in Elmira. The family gives special thanks to Debbie Johnson and his dear friends, John Elliot and Bob Rafferty. Woodbrook Assisted Living provided Harold with a second home in his final years and appreciation is expressed to Lori Sweeney, Amy, Tammy and the other staff members. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 18, 2012, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Wednesday, September 19, at 1 p.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church with Pastor Krista Mendoza celebrating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Wounded Warriors, Bethany Lutheran Church or Southern Tier Hospice. Star Gazette – September 17, 2012
JOHNSON Irvin Paul “Punky”
Roofers Union and Postal Worker - Age 67 of Horseheads and formerly of Elmira on Thursday, June 10, 1999 at the Bath VA Medical Center. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Jeff and Debbie Johnson of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Liz and Joe Santamorena of Amawalk, NY; grandchildren, Brandi Johnson, Cari Huffner, Dakota Johnson, Nicole and Victoria Santamorena; sisters, Marion Mastrantonio of Elmira, NY, Susie Wilcox of Elmira, NY; brothers, Harold Johnson and Louie Johnson, both of Horseheads; former spouses, Shirley Walker of Charlotte, NC and Ida Marie with her son, Tony Edmonds, formerly of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. Punky was a veteran of the US NAVY having served during the Korean conflict. For over 22 years, he was a member of the former Elmira Local #51 and current Local 2003 of the Roofers, Waterproofers and Allied Workers Union and later also worked in general maintenance at the Horseheads Post Office. He was a member of the American Legion Post #443 in Elmira and the VFW Rex Field Post #901 also in Elmira. Outside of old stories with friends, he enjoyed hunting, fishing, and old movies. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 431 S. Main Street, Horseheads on Sunday, June 13, 1999 from 5-8:00 PM. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 AM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded. Elmira Star Gazette – June 12, 1999
JOHNSON James S.
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 9, 2008. James was born on July 9, 1921 in Douglas, GA, son of the late James and Lucilla (Scott) Johnson. James served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Kennedy Valve in Elmira after many years of service and was a longtime member of the Frederick Douglass Memorial AME Zion Church in Elmira. Survivors include his loving wife, Barbara (Guthrie) Johnson; several children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, June 16, 2008, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Roosevelt Simmons officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/12/2008 - 6/14/2008.
JOHNSON Stephen H. Jr.
Age 73, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, September 12, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on January 19, 1935 in Elmira, NY to the late Stephen and Dorothy (Rounds) Johnson Sr. Stephen was predeceased by his brother, Robert Johnson. Survivors include his wife of 17 years, Dianne (Reynolds) Johnson of Horseheads; granddaughter, Jacqueline (Carey) Morgan of Newark Valley, NY; great-grandchildren, CJ Morgan and Jessica Johnson both of Newark Valley, NY; sisters, Jean (Harvey) McDonnell of Elmira, Jacqueline (William) Kiser of Elmira and Linda (Charles) Noto of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins and special companion, "Allie". Stephen served our country in the US Army during the Korean War and was an avid NY Giants and NY Mets fan. It was Stephen's wish that all services be held privately to the family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Stephen's memory can be made to the SPCA, Rte. 52, Elmira, NY 14903. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2008
HAROLD H. JONES, 62 of 302 E. Second St. unexpectedly Saturday, June 6, 1953. Mr. Jones was a World War I veteran and a member of Elmira Lodge of Elks. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Jones; son, Harold H. Jones Jr., both of Elmira; several cousins. The body is at the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Leonard D. Peale. Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/1953
JONES Helen (Phyllis) J. Young, 88, of Henrietta, NY (formerly of Elmira for her first 82 years) died on August 29, 2013. Born October 26, 1924, she was predeceased by her husband, John F. Young, as well as her brother, Merrick Jones. She spent her last years living in Henrietta, NY with family and she will be missed very much. Helen will have a private burial at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 8, 2013
JONES Margaret R. Adams
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 24, 2011, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on July 30, 1918 in Flint, MI to the late Ellery and Anna (Guthrie) Jones. Margaret was predeceased by her husbands, Ernest Schneider and Howard Adams; and grandson, Robert Schneider Jr. She is survived by her son, Robert (Janice) Schneider of Rushville, NY; grandchildren, Linda (David) Kelly of FL, Brian Schneider of Pennellville, NY and Louise (Jeff) Olszewski of Depue, NY; five great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson; special friends, James Dunne and Rosemarie Shirley, both of Elmira. It was Margaret's wish that no services take place. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette - December 27, 2011
ROBERT N. JORALEMON, age 80 of Elmira, NY died on Tuesday January 28, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Joralemon was born April 1, 1922 in Elmira, NY the son of the late George Earl Joralemon and Maud Campbell Joralemon. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with The US Army Air Forces. Mr. Joralemon was a retired employee of Purolator/Facet Enterprises in Elmira Heights, NY. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Joyce I. Greatsinger Joralemon, on March 26, 1990 and was also pre-deceased by his sons Richard E. Joralemon and William J. Joralemon. Mr. Joralemon is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Robert S. & Sharon Joralemon of Horseheads, NY and David N. & Jane Joralemon of Pine City, NY; three grandchildren and two great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends including special friends Bernice Bright of Elmira, NY and Jacques & Ann Cassidy of Elmira, NY. At Bob's request there will be no prior calling hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY . Those wishing may remember Mr. Joralemon through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
KAMBEITZ Richard John Age 67 of 518 John Street Horseheads, NY died on Saturday April 1, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Richard was born July 27 , 1938 in Elmira, NY the son of the late John and Hulda Kinch Kambeitz. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and was a Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Navy. Richard was a retired employee of Schweizer Aircraft in Horseheads, NY with over 38 years of service. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 38 years Susan Redner Kambeitz; daughter and son-in-law: Christina & Mike Ross of Wayland, NY; sons and daughter-in-law: Shawn & Shirley Kambeitz of Elmira, NY and Andrew Kambeitz of Horseheads, NY; 2 granddaughters, 3 great grandchildren, and one great great grandson; sister and brother-in-law: Sally & Robert Durfey of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Paul & Soon-Ja Redner Jr. of Dallas, Texas and Linda & Bob Fatula of Lakeland, Florida; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. It was Mr. Kambeitz's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
KANE, John B. Sr.
Age 66 of 414 Elm St., Elmira, NY, Tuesday, November 28, 1995 at home after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday from 4-7 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 9:30 AM in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Burial with military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations may be made to Southern Tier Hospice or the Falck Cancer Center. Jack was the son of the late Thomas F. and Ann Dickinson Kane. Preceded in death by sister, Patricia Devlin; brothers, Thomas and James Kane. He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Patricia Derr Kane; daughters and sons, Michaele A. Kane, Anne L. Kane, John B. Kane Jr. (with his fiancée Jacki Dunlap), Timothy M. (Sabrina) Kane, Peter G. (Maureen) Kane, and Joseph J. (Carol) Kane all of Elmira; grandchildren, Christopher, Brian, Sean, Kelly, Nicholas, and Cory Kane; sister, Shirley Makovitch of Elmira; brothers Patrick D. (Elizabeth) Kane and George M. (Dorothy) Kane of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jack was a US Navy Veteran of the Korean War and a member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154, Catholic War Veterans post 1178, Elmira Eagles Club #941, VFW John J. Wantuck Post 6083, Tin Can Sailors, and a past member of the Mrgr. John L. Lee Div. Of Ancient Order of Hibernians. (Star Gazette, Page 2B, Thursday, 11/30/1995
KANE - MAKOVITCH
Shirley A. Age 79, of Elmira, died on Sunday, June 26, 2005, peacefully at home. Shirley was born August 1, 1925 a daughter of Thomas and Ann Dickinson Kane. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband Edward S. Makovitch; brothers, Thomas, James, Michael and John Kane and sister Patricia Devlin. She is survived by her children, with their families, Thomas and Patty Makovitch of Big Flats with daughters, Jessica (David) Slawson and Melissa K. Makovitch; Edward and Corrine Makovitch of Clifton Park, NY with daughter Theresa (Paul) Bonarski; John and Deanna Makovitch of Endicott, NY; Patrick and Denise Makovitch of Fredericksburg, VA, with sons, Thomas and Connor; and Eileen and Tony Marino of Crofton, MD with daughter Erica (David) Darmstadt; brother and sister-in-law Patrick D. and Libby Kane of Horseheads; sister-in-law Patty Kane of Elmira; great-grandsons, Sean Phillips and Robert Darmstadt; along with several nieces and nephews. Shirley was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul's Parish and a member of the Legion of Mary. A devout Catholic who cherished time with her family, Shirley lived her life for her children and grandchildren. She was dearly loved. We will always remember our "Mena." Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, June 28, 2005 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Peter & Paul's Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Shirley's memory may be directed to The Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira, New York 14902-0113.
KARAM - RANDALL Mable Karam
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died March 5, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. The daughter of the late George Edward and Anna Moses Karam, Mable was born June 14, 1925 in Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Marshall E. Randall in 2001; and brothers, Carl Karam, Kadeen Karam, and Albert Karam. Surviving are her son and daughter in-law, Thomas R. and Lee Randall; granddaughter, Ann Randall; great-granddaughter, Libera Randall the "light of her life"; brother and sister-in-law, Samuel G. and Delores Karam; sister, Edith Miller; sister in-law, Margaret "Peg" Karam; many loving nieces and nephews in the Randall, Karam, and Miller families. Many close and loving friends, including Genevieve DeDominick, MaryBeth Fiala, the old Jefferson Street neighborhood and her "faithful companion", Bo. Mable was a devoted member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, and taught Sunday school there for over 20 years. She was a devoted member and past president of the EL Syleban Club. Along with her husband, Marshall, Mable was very involved with the Elmira Pioneers Baseball team and their activities. She received the Outstanding Service To Professional Baseball Award. Mable spent her life happily working at Karam's Market along side her family. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, March 12, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Funeral Mass Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Trinity Episcopal Church, Corner of Church and N. Main Streets, Elmira, followed by graveside service at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Arctic League or the Ladies of Charity. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/10/2008.
KARNITZ Melvin H.
Age 81, Candor, died Thursday, July 29, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He was born in Gladstone, MI on December 22, 1928, the son of Harvey A. and Ellen E. (Lillquist) Karnitz. Melvin retired from the US Navy as Mess Management Specialist. He had worked at Seneca Army Depot. Melvin is survived by son, Mike Karnitz, Sterling, VA; daughter and son-in-law, Marie and Brian Grad, Bremerton, WA; step son, Martin (Melba) Lakin, Newfield; four grandchildren; sister, Beryl Mauritz, West Bend, WI; two brothers, Milton Karnitz, Muskegon, MI, Harold (Jackie) Karnitz, Gladstone, MI; step brother, Edward (Beth) Larson, MI; nieces, nephews, cousins; special caregivers, Jeff and Jackie Horton. Melvin was predeceased by his first wife, Fayne Karnitz; second wife, Anna Karnitz; brother, Marvin Karnitz; two step sisters, Alice Shivel and Shirley. A private funeral service will be held at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer, NY. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY with military honors. Memorials in Melvin's memory may be directed to : Veterans Military Honor Guard, 304 Lynhurst Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845 or Naval Foundation USN Mem., 701 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20004-2608.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 31, 2010
KAUFFMAN Edward J. Kauffman
Of Pine City died peacefully Sunday, November 28, 2010, with family at his side as he ended his long and courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. Born on September 28, 1921 in Bayard Nebraska, Eddie was the son of the late Henry & Amelia Kauffman and came from humble beginnings. He was a "fun loving guy" and the twinkle in those blue eyes will be greatly missed. Edward served his country in the United States Air Force and trained as a motor mechanic. He was a self-made business man and owned and operated Kauffman's Auto and R.V. Sales until age 82. Edward never missed a day of work. In his earlier years he raced stock cars and he enjoyed bowling. Ed was a "Die Hard Yankee Fan". He was predeceased by his first wife, Madeline Raymond Kauffman; four brothers and three sisters. Mr. Kauffman is survived by his devoted wife, Dolores Kauffman, Pine City, son, Eddie (Dorleen) Kauffman, Elmira, Judy (David) Kinkade, Elmira, Denise Buono, Pine City, Pamela Kauffman, Pine City; sister, Hilda Ummel, Scottsbluff, NE and favorite niece, Dorothy Cellini, North Aurora, IL; five grandchildren, Kristine (Steve) Paciorek, Traci (Russell) Hartke, Teri (Glenn) Decker, Brian Kinkade and Sara Kauffman; four great grandchildren, Trey Young, Avery Decker, Chase Hartke, and Greyson Hartke. Family & friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, December 2, 2010 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. with family friend, the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Interment will take place privately in Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Kauffman and he will be laid to rest by his former wife, Madeline Kauffman. The family wishes to acknowledge the people in his life who did so much for Eddie; his caregivers, Karla Hamblin and Bronwen Glimm, Debbie Eagen from the CARE unit; the staff at Elcor, a special thank you to Denise, Trish and Leora; the staff of the ICU and D3 units at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Dr. Parker and Dr. Schiavone and finally the staff of A3 at St. Joseph's. Words cannot express the gratitude for the compassion given to Eddie and his family by Linda Hilliker, Lora Travers and Linda Conrad. In lieu of flowers the family wishes donations be made to the Artic League or a charity of one's' choice in Edward's memory. Star Gazette - November 30, 2010
KECK Geraldine M. (Keck) Dunkleburger-Gustin
Wellsboro, PA: Geraldine M. (Keck) Dunkleberger-Gustin, age 79, of Wellsboro, PA, and a former long-time resident of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, September 13, 2012. She was born on February 12, 1933 in her family's home in Wellsboro, to the late Walter S. Keck and Vauleda (Lorenz) Keck-Westphal. Geri, as she was known by family and friends, grew up in Wellsboro with her four brothers and younger sister. Geri had a natural talent for singing and playing the guitar, which brought her and others joy over the years. Geri and her husband, Bob, enjoyed traveling and were big fans of NASCAR, the NFL and MLB. She also enjoyed flower gardening, listening to music, baking, ceramics, reading, and playing card and board games for hours. Anyone who knew Geri would tell you that of all life's enjoyments, she most loved spending time with her family and children. Geri was preceded in death by her husband, Robert F. Gustin; brothers, Warren, Fred and Tom; and grandson, Jeffrey Bailey. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Paul and Kathy Dunkleberger of Southport, FL, Ronnie and Julie Dunkleberger of Panama City Beach, FL; three daughters and sons-in-law, Rhonda and Sam Raplee of Gray Court, SC, Gail and Ellis Brocious of Wellsboro, PA, Brenda Miller of Ventura, CA; brother, Wally Keck of Wellsboro, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Beverly and Jerry Boyce of Masaryktown, FL; 8 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; one great-great granddaughter; several nephews and nieces and many dear friends. Friends may call on Saturday, September 22, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro, PA. A memorial service will follow at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Rev. Darwin "Tink" Cranmer officiating. Interment will be held in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY on Monday, September 24th. Star Gazette – September 18, 2012
KECK J. Wayne
Age 86 of Elmira, NY died on Sunday December 28, 2008. Wayne was born October 30, 1922 the son of the late Clarence "Pete" and Emily Niles Keck. He was a Veteran of WWII serving his country with the US Army. Wayne was a funeral director and owned and operated the Holly-Keck Funeral Home in Elmira, NY for many years. He was a member and Deacon at The Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira. Wayne was also a member of The Elmira Country Club and loved to play golf, bridge, and gin rummy with his friends. Wayne is survived by his loving and devoted wife: Marilyn J. Keck; his children Carole & Pat Maher of Altoona, PA, John W. Keck of Elmira, NY, Barbara "Bee" Keck of Hammondsport, NY, and Kerry & Howard Ames of Elmira, NY; step-daughter: Sherry Montgomery of Brussells, Belgium; six grandchildren and a host of friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
KEEFE Timothy J.
Age 73 of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, April 15, 2008, at his sons home in Royal Palm Beach, FL. He was predeceased by his mother, Mary Elizabeth Keefe. Tim served our country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. Survivors include his beloved wife of 24 years, Donna Lynn (Sawyer) Keefe; children, Thomas (Eileen) Keefe, Patricia Keefe, Kathleen (Darrell) Owen, Jeanne (Mark) Bleier, Timothy (Patricia) Keefe, and Jackie Bastion-Granger; nine grandsons, eight granddaughters, seven great-grandchildren. Also survived by his in-laws, Donald and Beverly Sawyer; several sisters and brothers-in-law, several nieces, nephews, friends; and longtime friends, Joseph and Rose Mary Zielinski. Tim retired from Seneca Beverage and was a member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Tim on Friday, May 2nd, at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Full Military Honors. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/27/2008.
KEHOE - Mrs. Barbara M. Hetherton,
34, of Erin RD 1, Sunday, Sept. 30, 1962. She was an Acme Stores employee; member of Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira Heights. Survived by husband William Hetherton; son, Carl; daughters, Jennifer, Jean & Susan, all at home; brothers, Harold N. Kehoe of Endicott & John Kehoe of Morrisville; sisters, Mrs. Algene Davies & Mrs. Marilyn Rathbun, both of Elmira; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Harold J. Kehoe of Elmira Heights; grandfather, John Sautter of Elmira Heights. Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours: Tuesday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delnore. Woodlawn National Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette
KEIFFER –PAULINE M. HUGGINS, age 86 of Horseheads, NY went Home to be with her Lord after a loving and very honorable life on Friday April 3, 2015. Pauline was born February 14, 1929 in Williamsport, PA the daughter of the late William and Pauline Stamp Keiffer. She married her husband Everett H. Huggins Jr. on September 13, 1947 and they would have celebrated their 68th Wedding Anniversary on September 13, 2015. Pauline was an avid gardener, quilter, and loved sewing. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Pauline is survived by her loving daughter Paulette M. Huggins of Elmira, NY and her son Matthew (Heather) Huggins and their son Jack Everett Huggins; son and daughter-in-law: William R. & Tyna L. Huggins of Dunnellon, Florida and Bill's children Tammy Huggins and Bart Huggins; adopted daughter; Deborah Bascombe of Florida; sisters: Mary Benedict of Florida, Gretchen Lathrop of Florida, Kathryn Hess of Horseheads, NY, and Karen Bola of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Pauline's Memorial Service on Saturday April 18, 2015 at 1 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY. The family wishes to give a special thank you to Dr. Rodgers, Dr. Bowman, Dr. Jennings and all the nurses at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their stellar care given to our wife, mother, and grandmother. Pauline will be laid to rest at 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. Huggins through memorials to Emmanuel Episcopal Church 380 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY or to a charity of one's choice . –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/9/2015
KELLER - PLATE
Anna K. A longtime resident of Broadway Southport died Wednesday afternoon, February 14, 2007 at the Waters of Three Rivers Health Care Facility at the age of 92. Anna was born on March 17, 1914 in Bentley Creek, PA daughter of Gottlieb & Augusta Schies Keller. She was married to Earl Plate who predeceased her in 1967. Anna was employed by the Mark Twain Hotel for many years as a waitress. In her younger years Anna won many awards for her dancing. A fun loving free spirit, Anna enjoyed Shuffel Board, traveling, long walks and being close to her family. Surviving is her loving children and their families, a son and daughter-in-law, Gary Lee & Ramona "Ronnie" Plate, Caton, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Rose Ann & Robert Congdon, Avon, NY; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and her husband, Anna was predeceased by her son Dewayne Curren and her seven siblings. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday afternoon, February 17, 2007 between the hours of 12 noon - 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2:15 p.m. with the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Interment will take place at the families convenience in Woodlawn National Cemetery next to her late husband, Earl Plate.
FAY WILLIAM KELLEY, 72, of 603 Second St., Towanda, died Sunday, April 20, 2003 at his home following a period of declining health. Born July 31, 1930 in Laceyville, Pa., he was a son of the late Elmer W. and Hazel Belle Morley Kelley. Fay served in the U.S. Air Force for over 22 years until his retirement. He attended the Independent Baptist Church in Towanda. Surviving are: his children, Rose Marie, Mary Ann, Brian and Roy; several grandchildren; two sisters, Anna Mae Chilson of Sayre, and Sharon Orshaw of Bradford County Manor, Troy RR3, and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Kay Barr, Doris Kelley and Mary Kelley. The funeral and committal service will be held Friday, April 25, 2003, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, with the Rev. Donn Hauser, pastor of the Independent Baptist Church, Towanda, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home Friday afternoon. The family will receive friends Friday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. –Towanda Daily Review.
KELLEY Wayne V. Kelley
A longtime resident of Elmira died Fri. Feb. 3, 2012 at the Robert Packer Hospital following an illness at the age of 78. Born on Oct. 18, 1933 in Canton, PA; Wayne was the son of the late Barney & Myrtie Heath Kelley. In service to his country, Wayne enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Kennedy Valve for over 35 years until his retirement. After retiring he was employed at various companies as a security officer. His interests included family times, camping, fishing, bowling and enjoyed a good John Wayne movie. He married Jacquelyn Slingerland Swingle in 1972, she predeceased him in 2001. Wayne was the last of seven siblings and also predeceased by a daughter, Marilyn Kelley. Surviving is his loving family, children, Anthony (Mindy) Kelley, Karyn Manwaring, Kathy (Robert) Woodruff, all of Elmira; stepchildren, Bettie (Clinton) Heasley, Billie (Charles) Bixby, Beth (David) Watkins, William (Cheryl) Swingle; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tues. evening Feb 7, 2012 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. and again on Wed. morning 9-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Kelley. Star Gazette - February 5, 2012
KELLY MARGARET E. CUNDY
Age 85, of Akron, OH and formerly a longtime resident of Erin and Horseheads, died July 23, 2007 in Ohio. Margaret was born Oct. 1, 1921 in Flashman's, NY, daughter to the late Roy and Edna (Streeter) Kelly. She was predeceased by her husband, Roland Cundy on March 17, 2000. Her surviving family includes her daughter and son, Sharon (William) Sharratt of Akron, OH, Frederick (Judy) Cundy of Spanish Fork, UT; seven grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; and sister-in-law, Norma Kelly Johnson of Bloomsburg, PA. She was also predeceased by her brother, Elmer Kelly. Margaret was a former executive secretary with Artistic Greetings in Elmira where she worked for 26 years, retiring in 1979. She also attended Horseheads First Baptist Church. She was active in Ed Flannery's Ladies Bible Study and Horseheads Ladies Craft Class. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845 on Tuesday, July 31, 2007, from 12:00 noon-1:30 p.m. Her service will follow there at 1:30 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/29/2007.
KELLY Richard W.
A longtime resident of the Elmira Heights community died Wednesday morning, June 4, 2008 at home following an illness with his family by his side at the age of 71. Born on March 16, 1937 in Horseheads, NY Richard was the son of Clendon & Luella Jessup Kelly. In service to his country, he was enlisted in the United States Air Force for 20 years before his honorable discharged. He was then employed by Arnot-Ogden Medical Center for 23 years as a Locksmith. In his travels he operated a ceramics store in Puerto Rico. Richard was a member of the Horseheads Legion and his other interests included working with leather, hunting, camping. Dedicated to his family who survive, his former wife and longtime friend, Nancy Kelly, Troy, PA; their daughter, Kim (Michael) Conley, Elmira, Heights, NY; his pride and joy, two cherished grandchildren, Chad and KC Conley; along with a great grandson, Austin Joseph Donahue. siblings, Patricia Luther, PA; Rayann (Chip) Rosenbury, PA; Douglas (Wanetta) Kelly, FL; Gerry (Barbara) Kelly, Horseheads; Edward (Mary Lou) Kelly, FL; and Stanley (Bonnie) Kelly, PA; a sister-in-law, Jean (Bill) Zukas, Pine City, NY; brothers-in-law, Henry (Doris) Lembeck, Watkins Glen, NY; and Howard (Hazel) Baldwin, Horseheads, NY; nieces nephews family friends and his canine companion, "Mexi". Richard was predeceased by two children, Richard Kelly in 1959 and Becky Sue Kelly in 1964. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Sunday, June 8, 2008 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will take place on Monday (10 am) at the funeral home with the Reverend Laurie Greenlawn officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Richard will then join Richard and Becky Sue in burial. Full military honors will be accorded Mr. Kelly at the cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/5/2008 - 6/6/2008.
ROBERT E. KELLY, Owner/Proprietor Ricochet Speed & Custom. Age 49 of Elmira, NY Wednesday, September 22, 1999 at his home. Bob is survived by his wife of 19 years, Sherie Kelly of Elmira, NY; beloved daughters; Leslie A. Kelly of Elmira, NY, April A. Kelly of Elmira, NY; father and mother; Robert and Ruth Kelly of Elmira, NY; sisters: Ruth (James) Slaven of Elmira, NY, Dorothy (Arthur) Morgan of Winchester, VA; several nieces and nephews; father and mother-in-law; Andy and Billie Hill of Alba, TX; very special friends; Jeff “Spike” Sharp of Elmira, NY, Brian Kelly of Elmira, NY, Gordon “Gordy” Strobridge of Gillett, PA, James Harley Riley of Caton, NY, Kim “Clutch” Burgett of Elmira, NY, Darlene Austin of Gillett, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY Thursday, September 23, 1999, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Friday 12:00-1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours Friday at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. William Vallett will officiate. Graveside services will follow the service with full military honors at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Bob was the owner and proprietor of Ricochet Speed and Custom of Elmira, NY. He loved to ride, and build custom American Made motorcycles. He looked forward to being with friends and family and he loved to sail. “We all love you Bob, may the road never end.” Those wishing in lieu of flowers, may make memorials in Bob’s name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY or the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
KENNEDY –CAROLYN A. WALTON age 82, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on August 6, 1932 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Marie (Bess) Kennedy Sr. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward S. Walton Sr.; daughter, Christine Mathews; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and David Cramer; granddaughter, Ashley Cramer; sister, Virginia Polovick; brother, John Kennedy Jr.; and brother and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Kennedy, Robert and Mary Kennedy and Donald and Dorothy Kennedy and sister-in-law, Lorraine Kennedy. Carolyn is survived by sons, David (Maryjane) Walton of Chemung and Edward (Julie) Walton Jr. of Elmira Heights; daughters, Suzy (Steve) Pesesky of Elmira, Patricia (David) Stedman of TN, Deborah (Peter) Palmieri of Breesport, Joyce Callahan of Elmira and Nancy (George) Levack of NC; sisters, Loraine Kennedy of Elmira Heights and Joyce (Earl) Benedict of Elmira Heights; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 6 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place there on Tuesday, October 7 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Saunders officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/5/2014
KENNEDY Robert F.
Robert F. Kennedy died
July 26, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his family. Robert was born July 20, 1922, son of John and Marie Kennedy. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 65 years, Mary (Dodson) Kennedy; and his children, Carole (Patrick) Tuohy, Kathleen (James) Holley and Robert (Diane) Kennedy; and grandchildren, Michael (Danielle) and Sean Tuohy, Abigail and Andrew Holley; and great-grandchildren, Kyle, Alyssa, and Kiera Tuohy; and his sisters, Joyce (Earl) Benedict, Loraine Kennedy and Carolyn Walton. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, John, Donald and James; and sister, Virginia. Robert was a member of the First United Church of Christ, where he served on the consistory and participated in the church renovation project. He was also part-owner of Kennedy Kitchens for many years before working with his brother Jim at Kennedy Plumbing and Heating. He was a longtime member of the Horseheads Elks, the Elmira Heights Legion, and served as a Corporal in the United States Army (2065th Ordinance Company - Aviation) during World War II and was awarded the American Service Medal and the WWII Victory Medal. Bob enjoyed spending time with his family and was an avid New York Yankees fan. He was a natural engineer, always tinkering in his workshop and designing "better mousetraps". His wood carvings and glass etchings created for family and friends are now cherished memories of his creativity, thoughtfulness and love. He enjoyed telling stories of his days in the service and loved the time spent traveling to Switzerland, Portugal and Acapulco with his wife Mary, as well as the numerous cruises they took with his sister Joyce and brother-in-law Earl. Special thanks to Joyce and Earl, good friend and neighbor Ruth Kirk, his nephew Don Kennedy and the Arnot Ogden nurses and staff on 4A who were so supportive during his illness. Most special thanks and appreciation to Dr. Dayakar Reddy, whose kindness, concern, and special attention to Bob throughout his illness will never be forgotten. Funeral services will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery at 3 p.m. on Friday, August 6, 2010, with a celebration of Bob's life to follow at 4:30 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn with a dinner for family and friends. Memorial donations may be made in care of Mary Kennedy, 126 Bancroft Road, Elmira, NY 14905 for a memorial bench in Bob's memory to be installed at Eldridge Park or to the First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Avenue, Elmira, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 28, 2010
KEOUGH Danny J.
Age 70 of Burch Hill Rd. in Millport died
unexpectedly at home on Sat. Apr. 24, 2010. He was born July 25, 1939 in Hayward, CA a son to the late Danny and Fay (Arzt) Keough. He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Sharon (Jack) Keough; Their sons and daughters, Karl Keough of OK, Dannette (Jim) Pike of Elmira, Deleta (Mill) Saults of TN, Danny (Christine) Keough of Elmira Heights; Ten grandchildren; three great grandchildren; and Sister, Barbara Goad of OK. Danny was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Air force from 1958-1969. He recently retired in 2001 from Thomas and Betts in Horseheads where he was a set up machinist there. He was a skilled R/C Modeler and Woodworker, but most of all a dedicated and devoted husband, father and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to a graveside service to take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery Davis St. Elmira, NY on Friday April 30, 2010 at 1:00 pm where military honors will be accorded. Special thanks to the First Responders for their care and concern for our family. Those wishing may also remember Danny with memorials to the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 803 PO Box 3161 Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 27, 2010
KEYES - PETOSKI, Gloria G. (Keyes)
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, January 3, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Gloria was born on September 21, 1925 in Weslyville, PA, daughter of the late Arland and Mary (Manafo) Keyes. Survivors include her beloved daughter, Lynne M. Connelly of Hudson, FL; three loving grandchildren, Venus M. Connelly of Tioga, PA, Brock Gantert of Largo, FL and Francesca Zuccaro in KY; three great-grandchildren, Cherokee of Tioga, PA, Tyler of Largo, FL and Zeta of Seffner, FL; uncle, Anthony Manafo of Edinboro, PA; grandson-in-law, Randy Lucabaugh; granddaughter-in-law, Chistie (McRae) Gantert; many close friends. Gloria was predeceased by her husband, Kenneth Petoski; step-father, Harry Linton. Those wishing to make memorial donations in memory of Gloria can make them to the American Cancer Society . Gloria will be laid to rest with her late husband, Kenneth, in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. "We are in the arms of our angels, may we find comfort with them." Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010
DONALD FLOYD KIEFFER, 76, Horseheads, NY died July 2, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on a farm in East Point and was a graduate of Liberty High School. He was Past Commander and Corporation President, as well as a member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights for 43 years; was a member of the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church; a retired employee of Corning Inc. and a veteran of the US Army serving in WWII. Surviving are: his wife of 53 years, Mrs. Inez Kieffer; children and spouses, Carol and Mike Whiting, Florence, KY; Peggy and John Wolowitz, Elmira; William Kieffer, Horseheads; Richard and Danette Kieffer, Dallas, TX; brother and sister-in-law, Paul and Vivian Kiefer, Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Eloise and Harold Smith, Riverside, CA; grandchildren and their spouses, Jeff and Kristen Wolowitz, Julie Wolowitz, Scott and Laura Whiting, Todd Whiting, Allison Kieffer; great-grandchildren, Amanda and Angela Wolowitz, Riley Whiting; several nieces and nephews. Predeceasing him were brothers, Walter and Lester Kieffer and sister Marian Green. The funeral service was held July 6 from the Oakwood Avenue um Church with the Rev. Donald Guiles and Rev. Carol Whiting, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Military honors were accorded. Memorials may be directed to the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church/Handicap Ramp Project. Arrangements were by the Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
KIEFFER –MARIAN F. GREEN, 59, Pine City, NY, died August 10, 1994. Born in East Point, Oct. 23, 1934, she was the daughter of Walter and Florence Kieffer. She was a retired Elmira City School District employee; member and past auxiliary president of the American Legion Post #154; founding member of Westminster Presbyterian Church; and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Surviving are her husband of 40 years, Burley Green; children, Gary and Virginia Green, Kalamaco, MI; Drs. Glen and Laureen Tally Green, Norfolk, VA, Gregory and Karen Green, Chambersburg, PA, Pamela and Richard Russell, Utica, NY; grandchildren, Tania, Nicholas and Taryn Green; Katherine, Zachary and Benjamin Tally Green; Andrea and Brittany Green and Emily Russell; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lester and Dorothy Kieffer, Donald and Inez Kieffer, Paul and Vivian Kieffer; sister and brother-in-law, Eloise and Harold Smith; special friend, Melissa Steenberge; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Green was predeceased by a grandson Cory Russell and brother Walter Kieffer. Funeral services were held at the Westminster Presbyterian Church Aug. 13, Private graveside service at the Woodlawn National Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira. Memorial donations can be made to the American Legion Post 154 Auxiliary Scholarship Fund. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
PAUL S. KIEFFER, age 85 of Southport, passed away Sat. Apr. 19, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility following declining health. Born on June 20, 1928 in Liberty, PA; Paul was the son of the late, Walter & Florence B. Seymore Kieffer. In Service to his country, he enlisted in the Naval Reserves. Paul married the love of his life, Vivian E. Morgan 66 years ago. He was employed by Millbrook Bread Co. for many years until his retirement. An outdoorsman, Paul enjoyed camping and hunting, trips to Florida, and many a summer's day boating on Waneta Lake. Paul was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church, American Legion Post # 154, and Masonic Order # 168. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Vivian E. Morgan Kieffer; children, Inas (Gary) Prokopec, Southport; Joanne (Leland) Bowen; Nancy (Joseph) VanZile; Joyce (Stanley) Killian, all of Florida; and Paul's "5th" daughter, Brenda Elston; sister-in-law, Inez Kieffer, Horseheads; 6 grandchildren, Michael Prokopec, Christy Sabback, Scott Bowen, Brett VanZile, Kyle VanZile, and James Killian; 7 great grand children, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by an infant son, Paul Jr.; brothers, Walter (Marcile) Kieffer, Lester (Dorothy) Kieffer, and Donald Kieffer; sisters, Eloise Smith, and Marion (Burley) Green. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thur. Apr. 24, 2014 between the hours of 11 a.m.- 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with graveside services following in Woodlawn Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Kieffer. A special thank you to the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, 2nd floor, for the loving care they gave Paul. –Towanda Daily Review 4/21/2014
HAROLD J. KILMER, Town of Southport resident was born August 18, 1919 in Gillett, PA the son of the late Floyd and Hattie Kilmer passed away on January 26, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 95. His loving wife of 67 years, Clara B. (Moretti) Kilmer; daughter, Carol (Kilmer) Perry; grandson, Christopher Perry; along with 1 brother and 2 sisters preceded him in death. He is survived by his son, Kirk L. Kilmer of Painted Post, NY; grandchildren, Craig (Becky) Perry, Curt Perry and Cristen (Mike) Kwiatkowski, Joseph (Tacy) Kilmer and Michael Kilmer; great grandchildren, Morgan and Mitchell Perry, Jacek Kwiatkowski, Kirk Kilmer; sister-in-law, Leona Moretti of Sayre, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Harold was a Veteran of the US Navy proudly serving his country during WW II and the Krean War. He retired from American LaFrance after 45 years of dedicated service. Mr. Kilmer was a former resident of Canton, PA. He attended their schools, was the last surviving member of the 1939 Canton Warriors Football Team and was inducted into their Football Hall of Fame as well. He and his beloved Clara enjoyed wintering in Arcadia, FL. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 4:30 to 6:30 PM. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family at a later date. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/2015
KINGSLEY - MARSH, Elizabeth A. “Betty” Age 70 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born August 16, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late Fred and Evelyn (Bolt) Kingsley and died Friday, April 17, 2009 at home after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her husband of 42 years, Robert R. Marsh, Sr. on January 31, 2009. Betty is survived by her children and their spouses Rebecca Liotino of Elmira Heights, Robert, Jr. and Tracy Marsh of N. Charleston, SC, Brenda and Richard Kelley, Belinda and Thomas Michaud all of Elmira Heights; grandchildren Joseph and Anthony Liotino, Ryan, Jordan and Lindsay Marsh, Zachary, Megan and Jacob Kelley, Kyle, Brandon and Gavin Michaud; brother and sister-in-law Paul and Bernadette Kingsley of Horseheads along with several nieces and nephews. Betty was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira where she was very active for many years. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Thursday, April 23rd at 6 pm in the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira. Rev. Dennis Christiansen, her Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Betty through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or the Chemung County S.P.C.A., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
KINNER Barbara G. STICKLER
Age 80 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 19, 1932 in Elmira, daughter of the late Fred and Alice (Finch) Kinner and passed away Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband of over 50 years, Frank L. Stickler, Jr. on April 19, 2000 and infant daughter Mary Lou. She is survived by her daughters Elizabeth (Ronald) Anderson of DE, Nancy (Tom) Briggs of Wellsburg, Barbara Smith of Elmira, Anne (Terry) Wintermute of Elmira, Tina (Dr. Ronald) Beligotti of Watkins Glen, her loving caregiver Cindy (Gerald) Derr of Elmira, Colleen (Tom) Nemier of Elmira, Collette (Chuck) Haner of Elmira, Brenda (Mark) Dominikoski of Elmira; 23 grandchildren; 24 great grandchildren; 3 great, great grandchildren; brother William (Diane) Kinner of VanEtten; sister Alice Groat of Montour Falls. Barbara was a member of the Fassett Baptist Church. She was an avid bingo player and bowler. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, February 2nd from 1 to 4 pm. Her funeral service will follow at 4 pm. Rev. Donald Rockwell, her Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will be held Monday, February 4th in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – January 31, 2013
KINTZ Daniel J. Age 23 of Pine City NY died Sunday, September 17, 2006 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Dan was born in Elmira, a son of James F. and Lynne (Keenan) Kintz of Pine City. In addition to his parents he is survived by his brother, Matthew J. Kintz of Pine City; sisters, Sarah E. Kintz of Palm Bay FL, Julie L. and Mary E. Kintz both at home; maternal grandmother, Karen Keenan of Waneta Lake NY; paternal grandparents, Ron and Laverne Kintz of Pine City. Also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of good friends. Dan was a 2001 graduate of Southside High School. After graduation, Dan served in the US Navy for four years. Upon completion of his basic training Dan was named an honors graduate of his military unit. He served two tours of duty in Iraq and was awarded the bronze star for his role in the rescue of two Marines. While in the Navy he was also one of the first members of a special mobile security terrorism task force that was developed after September 11, 2001. Dan was currently a second year student at Green Mountain College in Poultney VT. He was an adventurous person who loved the outdoors. He was an avid rock climber and was ranked first in his age group in New York State bouldering competition. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8:15 pm. Interment, with military honors, at the Woodlawn National Cemetery columbarium will be held at a later date.
KINTZ Daniel J. Age 23 of Pine City NY died Sunday, September 17, 2006 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, September 19, 2006 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8:15 pm. Interment, with military honors, at the Woodlawn National Cemetery columbarium will be held at a later date.
KIRKENDALL Luther M. "Luke"
died on September 19, 2007 at the age of 75 in Fresno, California. Born on July 9, 1932 to Luther B. and Edith M. Kirkendall. Luke is survived by a son, Gary Kirkendall; and daughter and son-in-law, Penny and James Strong; a granddaughter, Sara Strong, all of Elmira, NY; brother, Delmar (Lois) Kirkendall; sisters, Edith Roupp, Carolyn Pipher, Rosealeda Jones, all of Pennsylvania. Predeceased by his parents; a sister, Helen Cunningham; brothers-in-law, Hugh Cunningham, and Oswald Roupp. A private Memorial Service for family will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Monday, November 26, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with Full Military Honors. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/25/2007.
KISER Carrie E. Mizio
Age 82 of Big Flats, NY died on Thursday January 17, 2013. Carrie was born June 24, 1930 in Horseheads, NY the daughter of the late Harry and Cecilia Ostrander Kiser. She married her husband Alfred E. Mizio and her predeceased her on March 10, 1995. Carrie was also predeceased by her brother Ivan Kiser and by her sister Irene C. Larabee. Carrie was a retired cafeteria worker at The Horseheads Central School. She was a member of The Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post # 1612 Auxiliary who volunteered countless hours to many activities. Carrie made lap robes for Veterans for over 57 years. She was a member of TOPS Club in Van Etten, NY. Mrs. Mizio is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: George & Melissa Mizio of Black Hawk, Colorado and Harry & Cindy Mizio of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren: Kyle Mizio, Cole Mizio, and George Mizio Jr.; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. It was Mrs. Mizio's wish that there be no calling hours. Carrie was laid to rest next to her beloved husband Alfred in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Those wishing may remember Carrie through memorials to The Skinner-Ernest American Legion Post # 1612 45 Olcott Road South Big Flats, NY 14814. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – January 25, 2013
KISSELL - NORTHRUP, Donna L.
Loving Mother, Grandmother and Great-Grandmother
Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, was called into her Father's arms on December 3, 2008 at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by sons, Kenneth Northrup (Paula) of Stevensville, MD, Larry Northrup (Wendy Rogers) of Painted Post, NY, John Northrup (Donna Acre) of Chittenango, NY; and daughters, Carrie Anne Kasik (Mike) of Preston, MD, Shirley Weston (William) of Horseheads, NY; daughter-in-law, Barbara Northrup of Painted Post, NY; a plethora of grandchildren, great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Shay (Carl), and Nancy Webster (Donald). Many loved nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents, Ernest and Helen Bramhall Kissell; husband of 50 years, William Northrup; son, Danny Northrup; sisters, Elsie Rosh, Floy Reynolds, Roberta Zeliff, and Patricia Debski. Donna was a member of the First United Methodist Church, a member of the Auxiliary of the Big Flats American Legion, she was a past volunteer for Southern Tier Hospice, member of the White Deer Society, and in her younger years she was a talented seamstress, and cross-sticher. Her family was her life. Donna was an avid Scrabble player. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Southport/Elmira, NY, on Saturday, December 6, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. with Funeral Service Monday December 8, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 Broad Street, Horseheads, NY, the Reverend Robert Sherburne will officiate, followed by interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Horseheads United Methodist Church or Southern Tier Hospice Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2008
KISSEL - ZELIFF Roberta R.
Town of Southport resident, Was born July 23, 1927 in Sayre, PA, the daughter of the late Ernest and Helen (Bramhall) Kissel, died peacefully on Monday, January 14, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 80. Her beloved husband, Roger H. Zeliff on November 16, 1978 predeceased her. Her sisters, Elsie Rosh, Patricia Debski, and Floy Reynolds, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving daughters and sons-in-law, Linda and Bruce North of Hudson Falls, NY, Kay and Thomas Savino of Pine City, NY, Jean and Ken Wrigley of Pine City, NY; adored grandchildren, MacLaren North (Suzanne Christie), Allison (Matthew) Levin, Matthew (Jeannine) Savino, Kyra Savino (Chad Springett), Amy Savino, Kerry Solometo, Andrew (Emily) Solometo; much-loved great-grandchildren, Jonah Levin, Grant Levin, Veronica Savino, Alec, Luca and Micah Solometo; sisters, Donna Northrup of Horseheads, NY, Mary (Carl) Shay of Athens, PA, Nancy (Don) Webster of Oneonta, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. For many dedicated years, Roberta worked in the offices of Doctors Phillips and Hertzog, eventually retiring from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as a Registered Nurse after many faithful years of service. She was a member of the IAV and the Widow and Widowers Saturday morning breakfast club. Until the very end, Roberta was fiercely independent. She was very competitive as a card and scrabble player and was an avid bowler as well. She enjoyed crossword puzzles, sewing, cross-stitching, and quilting in her spare time. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Saturday, January 19, 2008, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring her life will be celebrated by Mary Ann Klee following the visitation at 1 p.m. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where Roberta will be placed in the Columbarium with her beloved Roger. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary Fund, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary Fund, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl Street, Elmira, NY 14904.Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/16/2008 - 1/17/2008.
KITTLE - SHAW, Helen D.
Age 80, of 718 Oak St., Elmira, NY. She was born March 25, 1928 in Elmira, daughter of the late Leonard and Florence (Lewis) Kittle and died Sunday, January 4, 2009, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Elton F. Shaw, Sr. in 1988; and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Elton F., Jr. and Nancy of Horseheads, Patrick and Gail, David and Susan, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Mary Ann (Fred) McKaig, Robert F. Shaw, Christina M. Shaw, Amy (Dana) Squires, Brooks (Courtney) Shaw, Joseph (Christen) Shaw, Colleen Shaw, Christopher Shaw and Jonathan Shaw; great-grandchildren, Whitney and Brandon McKaig, Joseph Shaw, Jr., Riley Shaw, Rachel and Rebecca Squires, Olivia and Lauren Shaw, Aela and Finnian Shaw, Ireland Scanlon; brother and sister-in-law John and Belva Kittle of Horseheads; cousins, Lisa Lewis of Elmira, John Lewis of Elmira and Eleanor Niles of Horseheads. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2009
KITTLES, age 22 of Elmira, NY. He was
born November 27, 1991 in Elmira , the son of Ponel Kittles and Cynthia
Andrews and passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 very unexpectedly. He was
predeceased by his grandfathers Ellis Kittles, Sr., Rex Andrews/Johnnie
McGraw and is survived by his children Jahvier Navell, Avion Jones and
Jeremiah; parents Ponel (Helen) Kittles of Rochester and Cynthia (David)
Rice of Elmira Heights; stepmother Nartasha Fullwood Kittles of Rochester;
brothers and sisters Javon Hall, Shaquor Rice, Dajshon Rice, O'Keivia Curry,
Lonniece Barner and Canel Payne all of Elmira, Chazmar Riveras and Ponel
Kittles, Jr. both of Rochester, Gabrielle Bristow of Corning, Parnnella
Kittles of Rochester, Jade Barber of Elmira, Jamar Dubious and Jeadon
Alexzander both of Rochester; grandmothers Robbie McGraw of Elmira and
Jolene Barksdale of Rochester; aunts and uncles Ponnella (Kenny) Kittles,
Monica Kittles, Eric Kittles, Darryl McNair all of Rochester, Elizabeth
Andrews of Noma, FL, Valerie and Nancy Andrews both of Elmira, Rex Andrews
of Elmira; special aunt and uncle Georgia and Ponel (dec.) Jackson of
Syracuse. Family and friends are invited to visit Shabach Tabernacle, 1133
Lake St., Elmira on Friday, June 13th from 10 to 11:30 am. His funeral
service will begin at 11:30. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Committal
prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Walter J. Kent
Funeral Home Notice 6/11/2014