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
KNAPP Robert L. Sr. Age 87 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday January 30, 2007 at Schuyler Hospital. Mr. Knapp was born on March 15, 1919 in Mansfield, PA the son of the late Erving W. and Dora H. Boyce Knapp. He was a graduate of Mansfield High School. Mr. Knapp was a WWII Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army. He was a Staff SGT. in the 103rd Medical Regiment, Company F with the U.S. Army; 8th Air Force 390th Bomb Group H, 568 Bomb Squad, 8th Air Force 466th Bomb Group. He retired from the Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY on July 1, 1980. Mr. Knapp was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, NY. He was a life member of the Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297, Charter Member of the Horseheads Moose, member of the American Legion Post #154, Charter member of Raccoon Cruisers Camping Club and a member of The Penn/New York Family Motor Coach Club and past member of the Legion of the Moose of Horseheads. Mr. Knapp enjoyed woodworking, gardening, camping, traveling and cherished the times spent with his family and grandchildren. Mr. Knapp was pre-deceased by his parents; his wife Wilma L. Cox Knapp predeceased him on June 29, 1998 and they had celebrated their 56th Wedding Anniversary on June 8, 1998; brother and sisters: Hilda E. Knapp Brickley, Margaret M. Knapp Klumpe, Francis L. Knapp. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: Charles E. and Nancy Knapp of Elmira, NY; Robert L. and Rebecca Knapp Jr. of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Brenda Knapp Mason and Marty Mason of Woodstock, GA; Stacy Cleary of Elmira, NY; Dina and David Watts; Danielle and Lindsay Hakes; Richard Knapp all of Indianapolis, IN; Kathy Stanley of Roanoke, VA; Robert L. Knapp III of Elmira, NY;; sister: Esther L. Knapp Ferree of Mill Hall, PA; sister-in-law: Levita Tuttle of Weiser, ID; nephews: Checker Tuttle of Yakima, WA; Viki Turner of North Pole,AK; Dan Tuttle and Randy Tuttle of Weiser, ID; Edward and Joan Watkins of Monroeton, PA; Warren "Butch" Knapp of Horseheads, NY; Richard Knapp of Stewartstown, PA; Michael Knapp of Dover, PA; several great grandchildren and cousins, grandnieces and grandnephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday February 4, 2007 from 2-4 PM. Mr. Knapp's Funeral Services will be held on Monday February 5, 2007 at the Funeral Home at 12 PM with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Knapp.
KNOESS Marion K. HOPPER
Longtime resident of Murphy Hill Rd. in Horseheads and Maywood, NJ was called home January 9, 2013 while in Atlanta, GA at age 92 after an extended illness. She is the widow of Everett S. Hopper, Jr and was predeceased by her great-grandson, Caleb Parm. She is survived by her daughter, Leslie (John) Crosby of Tucson, AZ; son, Doug Hopper of New Orleans, LA; three grandchildren, Rachel (Rick J.) Parm and Gretchen Crosby of Atlanta, GA, Peter Crosby of Mesa, AZ; and great-grandson, Aiden M. Parm. Marion was born May 16, 1920 in Paterson, NJ to William F and Jessie (Gall) Knoess. She married Everett S Hopper, Jr. in 1945. She served as a LT(JG) in communications in the Navy in WWII. While in New Jersey she was active in the Order of Eastern Star Pioneer Chapter #127 in Hackensack, NJ. She was also the registrar for the Girl Scouts in Bergen County. She was a Sunday School Teacher and member of the Altar Guild of St. Marten's Episcopal Church in Maywood, NJ. Locally she was a member of the Chemung County Historical Society, Audubon Society, Women's Veteran Association and National World War II Memorial Society. She was also a member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Friday, January 18, 2013, at 11:30 a.m. with burial service with Military Honors to following Woodlawn National Cemetery. Notice: Officers and members of the Order of Eastern Star will gather at the funeral home today, Thursday, to conduct at memorial service at 3:45 p.m. Star Gazette – January 17, 2013
KNOTT - KIERNAN
Ruth A. Loving mother and grandmother Age 85 of Elmira died Tuesday, May 30, Knott, was also predeceased by her husband, Thomas J. Kiernan on November 24, 1999 and her sisters, Anna Mary Comstock and Victoria Cogswell and brother, William Knott. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas J. Jr. and Jeanne Kiernan of Elmira, with daughters, Cortney and Kimberly; daughter, Ruthie M. Graves of Pawleys Island, SC with children, Katee, Aimee and Nicholas; sister, Frances Tunis of Montour Falls, NY; sister-in-law, Eleanor "Flossie" Knott of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. bf Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, June 2, 2000 at 9:30 A.M. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Ruth worked for and retired from the New York Lottery System, where she was one of the first appointed employees. She was also very active in the Republican Party at both the local and state level. Donations in Ruth's memory may be directed to St. Casimir's Church, 1012 Davis St., Elmira NY 14901 or to the American Red Cross, 462 W. Church St., Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
KONDRACH Peter J. Sr
Age 61 of Breesport, NY died on Wednesday July 3, 2013. Peter was born July 23, 1951 in Johnson City, NY the son of Peter and Beverly Nichols Kondrach. He was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Peter married his wife, Sheryl A. Salak Kondrach, on December 18, 1971 and they recently celebrated their 41st Wedding Anniversary. Peter was pre-deceased by his father Peter Kondrach. He loved his model car and match box collection as well as riding his motorcycle. Peter is survived by his wife Sheryl A. Kondrach; son and daughter-in-law: Peter J. & Stacy Kondrach Jr. of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Ritchie, Victoria, Isaac, Rheya, Dakoda, Ayanna, and Genevieve; mother: Beverly Nichols Kondrach of Port Charlotte, FL; sisters and brothers: Cheryl & Stephen Stephenson of Orlando, FL, Anthony & Mona Fiore of Alva, FL, Kimberly & Joe Dutton of Port Charlotte, FL, Linda Kondrach of Crossville, TN, and John & Natalie Kondrach of Crossville, TN; step-mother: Sandra Kondrach of Crossville, TN; father-in-law: Thomas Salak Sr. of Guilford, NY; mother-in-law: Florence I. Salak of Bainbridge, NY; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Linda & Ernie Whitacre, Thomas & Cindy Salak Jr., and Peg & David Robinson all of Bainbridge, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. A Celebration of Peter's Life will be held on Saturday July 13, 2013 at 2 PM at The Masonic Temple (next to Post Office) Route 223 in Breesport, NY. Peter will be interred at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY on Monday July 15, 2013 at 2 PM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Kondrach. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – July 8, 2013
KOPETCHNY - BEDNAR
Helen A. Loving mother and grandmother Age 85, of Mid Ave, Elmira, NY, died on Friday, May 20, 2005, at the home of her granddaughter, Barbara Labrecque, where she resided and received the utmost love and care. She was born September 27, 1919 in Swoyersville, PA, the daughter of the late John and Anna (Licina) Kopetchny. Helen was the last surviving member of the Kopetchny Family of Swoyersville. She was predeceased by her loving husband, George Bednar on September 25, 1989. She is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law, John and Eileen Bednar of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Barbara (William) Labrecque of Elmira, NY, Kristina Bednar, also of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Jonathan and Sierra Helenka Labrecque of Elmira, NY; special friend, Nancy Comfort of Elmira NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Helen was a communicant of St. Mary's Church Southside. She enjoyed gardening, bird watching, was an avid New York Yankees fan; but her family and grandchildren came first in her life. In accordance with her wishes, private visitation and funeral services will be held at a time convenient to her family at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Richard Farrell celebrating her life. Private interment will be held in the Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Helen's name may be made to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or to Dr. Jeff Bradstreet, C/0 ICDRC, 1688 W. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne, Florida 32901, in honor of her grandchildren, Jonathan and Sierra Helenka Labrecque. Helen's Family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to Debbie at Southern Tier Hospice, Barbara's mother, Elizabeth, William's mother, Connie, and Mary Beth of Caregivers.
KOPONEN Lauri H. Of Pine City, died peacefully at Elcor Health Services on Sunday morning, December 17, 2006 following an illness at the age of 76 one day before his 77th birthday. Born on December 18, 1929 in Sayre, PA; Lauri was the son of Andrew & Agnes Soini Koponen. He served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Lauri was a loving husband and friend to his wife of 43 years, Jean Simmons Koponen; a father to Kim Koponen, Pine City, NY; a step-father, Anita R. (Ernest) Shimp, Clyde, NY; John E. (Patricia) Goble, Elmira, NY; and David R. (Karen) Goble Latham, NY; a grandfather to eleven and a great grandfather to eight. Lauri's love of the outdoors and nature made for many hunting and camping memories with his family. He was employed for many years at Elmira Tobacco and Swift Meats. Lauri attended Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. In addition to his parents, Laurie was predeceased by his brother and sister-in-law, Leo & Juanita Koponen. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, December, 21 2006 between the hours of 11 a.m.–1 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at Caywood's at (1 p.m.). Lauri's ashes will be interred in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Wall with full military honors.
KOSLOSKI DOLORES "DEE" SWEET
(Kosloski) Dolores "Dee" Age 67, of Horseheads, died July 4, 2006 at home with her loving family by her side after a brief illness. She is survived by her children, Bob (Tammy) Sweet, Rick (Robin Martin) Sweet, Debbie (Steve) Cassada, Darlene Sweet, Lisa (Roy) Palmer, Tony (Wendy Mills) Sweet. Dolores has twelve grandchildren and three great-grandchildren with two more expected this summer. She was also very fond of her two chows, Simba and Missy. Dolores has several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert G. Sweet Sr.; her parents, John and Sohpia Kosloski; and brother, John V. Kosloski Jr. Dolores worked at the Star-Gazette as a secretary after graduating in 1957 from High School and then retired from Southern Tier News as a secretary after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Church. Dolores was a very gentle, patient and kind woman who devoted much of her life caring for her family. She enjoyed Elvis Presley music, movies and loved Figure Skating. Dolores also looked forward to summertime picnics by her pool with her family that she loved dearly, a scout den mother and chaperone for the Mark Twain Cadets. She was a generous person to all, never saying anything bad about anyone and words cannot express how much she will be missed. Those wishing may make a memorial donation in Dolores' memory to Southern Tier Hospice. The Family will receive relative and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Inc., today, July 6, 2006, from 6 to 9 p.m. A prayer service there on Friday at 9 a.m. followed at 10 a.m. by a Mass of Christian burial at St. Charles Borromeo Church. Interment to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
KOSLOSKI Jr., Thomas L. "Kozz"
Age 78 of Locke, NY, died peacefully on November 20, 2012 at home with his wife and faithful companion "Mollie" at his side. He was born on September 22, 1934 in Elmira Heights, NY, son of the late Thomas and Alice Kosloski. He graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1953. Tom was married to Debra (Nelson) on February 14, 1981. Tom was employed by The Hilliard Corporation for 37 years, retiring in 1997, where he was known as "Swing and Sway with Tommy K". Before moving to Locke, NY, Tom was a long-time resident of Elmira Heights, NY and did volunteer work for Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, Southern Tier Food Bank and National Soaring Museum. Tom is survived by wife Debra; daughter and son-in-law, Kathryn and Daniel Sempler of Breesport, NY; granddaughter, Sarah (David) Benson of Camillus, NY; grandson, Ryhan (Jessica) Sempler of Salt Lake City, UT; great-grandson, Jacob Benson and great-granddaughter, Madilyn Benson of Camillus, NY. He is also survived by his "adopted" son Tam Trinh and his wife Loan and daughters Leena and Christina. Tom was an avid fan of the Giants, Notre Dame, Yankees and NASCAR. While working at Hilliard's he was a member of their bowling and golf teams for many years. He enjoyed 13 years of traveling with his camping club and then 10 summers at Lake Bonin. Everyone is invited to join the family for a Memorial Service at the Woodlawn National Cemetery on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. and immediately following the service Tom's ashes will be placed in the columbarium with military honors. In lieu of calling hours, a luncheon get-together will be held at Kathryn and Daniel Sempler's home after the service for family and friends. Those wishing may remember Tom with a donation to the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Road, Horseheads, NY 14845 or the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. His wife, Debra, wishes to thank Hospicare and Palliative Care Services of Tompkins County and her employer and friends at Stonewell Bodies and Machine, Inc. for all their support and assistance during this difficult time. Star Gazette – November 25, 2012
KUHN Jean A. Rohr
Age 67 of Southport, died Tues. morning, May 28, 2013 at her home with loving family at her side following a courageous battle with cancer. Born on Aug. 18, 1945 in Elmira, Jean was the daughter of the late, James & Madeline Mae Smith Kuhn. She was employed by Arnot-Ogden Hospital for many years until her retirement. Jean loved caring for her home and enjoyed flower gardening, travel, shopping and family times. Surviving is her loving family, husband, Lance Rohr, Southport; children, Holly (John) Stewart, Hope Mills, NC; Scott Taylor, Elmira; Chris Taylor, Fayetteville, NC; Mark (Susan) Taylor, Bethlehem, PA; Suzanne (Christopher) Murphy, Elmira; 7 grandchildren, Danielle, Joshua, Rachael, Morgan, Christian, Harrison and Annabelle; 2 great grandchildren, Zuri and Tegan; sisters, Tamie Kuhn, Horseheads; and Mary Hogg, Las Vegas, NV; 3 nieces and 1 nephew; Step-family, children, Randy Rohr, OH; Debra Longfellow, NY; and Lance P. Rohr, Horseheads; along with several grandchildren. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thur. May 30, 2013 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Jean was so appreciative of the doctors and staff at the Guthre Cancer Center, the many friends who helped her along the way, and Sharon & Ed Fleming for always being by her side. Memorials to the charity of one's choice. There will be an open house on Sunday June 2, 2013 from 2-4 p.m. at the family home. Star Gazette – May 29, 2013
LAGONEGRO Richard J.
Elmira: in his 90th year, died Friday, June 7, 2013. Rich was born in Elmira July 21, 1923, a son of Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) and Alfred Lagonegro. He is predeceased by his wife Betty (Cloke) Lagonegro, sisters, Marie Tangorre and Irene Tangorre, son-in-law David Cassada. Rich is survived by his children, and their spouses, Ginny and Lou Andrus, Horseheads, Patty Cassada, Alpine NY, Diane and Mark Marcus, West Henrietta NY, Clare and Doug Williams, Horseheads, Marilyn and Jim Ripley, Pine City, Larry and Mindy Lagonegro, Elmira, Bev and Mike McDonald, Elmira, Jack and Vicki Lagonegro, Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Terri, Tim, Marc, Tina, Stephanie, Ashley, Mindy, Kellen, Ryhan, Casey, Dylan, Lydia, Stacey, Alicia, Jeremy and Dustin; 21 great-grandchildren; brother Joseph E. Lagonegro, Elmira; longtime friend and companion Pat Woodruff, Elmira; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Rich was a graduate of Elmira Catholic High School. He served in the U S Army Air Force 1943-1946. Rich was a retired plumber having worked for Chemung County Buildings and Grounds for many years. A lifelong parishioner of St. Patrick's Church, Rich was also a daily communicant at Mass. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at 10:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Rich with a donation to CareFirst, 11751 E Corning Road, Corning NY 14830-3657. As Rich would always say "….. next case." Star Gazette – June 8, 2013
LAMBO –AMELIA ‘MILLY’ (LAMBO) NICHOLS, 85, our beloved mother, sister, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend left this earthly life to go on to her eternal home on April 27th, 2015. Milly was born in Canastota, New York, on August 4th, 1929 to John and Amelia (Minavio) Lambo. Milly spent her youth in Canastota, then just prior to WWII, the family moved to Syracuse, NY. Milly attended North High School and worked for the telephone company. In 1952 she married her childhood sweetheart, Richard (Dick) Nichols (deceased, 1998), and together they raised their family in Elmira. Family, faith, music, and cooking were everything to Milly. She was happiest when spending time eating and drinking with relatives and friends. So many of us have wonderful memories singing along while Mil played the piano. Many of you will remember "Markert and Milly in the Morning," a fun radio talk show with Milly sharing her recipes on Fridays. She was a communicant of St. Rose of Lima Church, North Syracuse and St. Cecilia Church, Elmira. Milly spent many years happily volunteering her time and energy to both church and school. She was employed at St. Cecilia Church and Van Brunt Motors, Elmira. Milly had four loving sisters, Rosa Stark (deceased), Marie Russo, Angela McClain, and Joanne Schumann (deceased). Also surviving are her five children, Ellen Nichols (Gary Wodnick) of Rochester, NY, Richard H. Nichols (Karen Durkin) of Newark, NY, Christine (Brian Walsh) of Baldwinsville, NY, James Nichols (Meredith DuPuy) of Asheville, NC, and John Nichols of Rochester, NY.; 13 grandchildren, Amy, Richard J. (Natasha), Maria, and Brian Nichols, James Walsh, Philip Petrosky, Kenneth Witter (Lindsey), Graham and Nola Nichols, Matthew, Joshua, Daniel and Elizabeth Morano; two great-grandchildren, Zoe Witter and Ella Nichols; and several nieces and nephews. Please join us in celebrating Milly's life. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, April 29th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Pirro & Sons Funeral Home, 1500 Park St. (corner of Court Street and Park Street) Syracuse, NY and Thursday, April 30th from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street @ Washington Ave, Elmira, NY. Prayers will be offered on Friday 9:30 a.m. at the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home and a Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. at Ss. Peter and Paul Church, 161 High Street, Elmira, NY. Committal prayers and internment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to North Syracuse Meals on Wheels, 413 Church Street, North Syracuse, NY, Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY or Alex Eli Community Center, East Avenue, Newark, NY for the Nichols family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/2015
LAMIE Robert W. Age 73 of 259 Jackson Creek Road, Erin died Friday, September 14, 2001 at the Bath Veterans Administration Hospital. Bob was born May 23, 1928 in Hannibal, NY son of the late Samuel and Hazel (Temple) Lamie. Bob was a graduate of Hannibal Central School and was a Corporal in the US Army serving his country in the Korean Conflict. He was employed at Remington Rand for many years and retired from Trayer Products where he worked in the maintenance department. He was a member of the Breesport and Calvary Baptist Church, Breesport Fire Department, Elmira Heights American Legion, Past president of the Chemung Valley Gladiolas Society and Parkinson's support group. Survivors include his loving wife Mary (Green) Lamie of Erin, a daughter; Alice (Benjamin) Mathews of Horseheads, a son; LeVerne (Pamela) Lamie of Erin, two brothers; John of Fulton and George of Barneveld, NY, his two granddaughters; Yvonne Mary Lamie of Erin and Elizabeth Ruth Mathews of Horseheads several nieces, nephews and cousins. Three brothers and three sisters predeceased Bob. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, September 17, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home 11 AM Tuesday, September 18, 2001 with Rev. Lewis Newkirk officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the Parkinson's Support Group or the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
LAMPHERE –BERTHA PATTON, 60, of 924 N. Elmira St., Sayre, Pa., died Friday, Dec. 26, 1997, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Born March 11, 1937, in Monroeton, Pa., she was a daughter of the late John Edward and Mildred Jane Anderson Lamphere. Surviving are three sons, Charles Kenneth Patton, John Patton and Frank Albert Patton, all of Sayre; a daughter, Kathy Patton of Waverly, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren; two brothers, Charles Kenneth Lamphere of Herrickville, Pa., Francis Lamphere of Canton, Pa.; three sisters, Dianna Reeves of Towanda, Edna Sluyter of Inverness, Fla., Lillian Hillyard of Simpsonville, S. Carolina; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was preceded in death by her husband, Frank A. Patton Sr. in 1967 and by three brothers, George, Benjamin and John Lamphere. The funeral and committal service will be held Wednesday, Dec. 31, 1997, at 2 p.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Sandy Foster, pastor of the Ulster and Milan United Methodist Churches, officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the funeral service Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home. –Towanda Daily Review.
HOWARD A. LANDON age 78 of 95 Lazy Circle Horseheads, NY died on Thursday November 22, 2001 after an extended illness. Mr. Landon was born February 22, 1923 in Johnson City, NY the son of the late Leon and Lois Meeker Landon. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army and was a member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Howard married his wife, Audrey J. Loomis Landon, on August 5, 1943 and they recently celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary on August 5, 2001. Mr. Landon received his Bachelor's Degree from Harpur College in Binghamton, NY and received his Master's Degree in Education from Elmira College. Howard was a retired instructor at STC BOCES in Horseheads, NY. He was a charter member and life-time member of the Horseheads Kiwanis Club and served as its Secretary for several years. Howard was a devoted member serving as the President of the Horseheads Kiwanis, a trustee, Secretary, and was Lt. Governor for the Chemung District. Howard was presented with The Anton J. Kaiser Award in recognition for his years dedicated service the Horseheads Kiwanis Club and his fellow man. Howard was also a member of The Distinguished Secretary Club and The Distinguished Lt. Governors' Club. Howard was pre-deceased by his parents and his sister, Margaret Elsie Sheldon. Howard is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Audrey J. Loomis Landon; son: Mark H. Landon of Erin, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Kathy & Richard Rinde of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Jennifer (David) Landon Oldfield, Joshua Landon, Michael Rinde and Jessica Rinde; brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond & Viola Landon of Binghamton, NY, and Robert & Lyra Landon of Edgewood, FL; sister and brother-in-law: Mildred & Donald Scherpf of Bradenton, FL; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Laurene & Henry Turner of Columbus, OH and several nieces, nephews and cousins and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. and Grand Central Ave. Horseheads , NY on Sunday November 25, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9PM. Mr. Landon's Funeral Service will take place on Monday November 26, 2001 at 11AM at the First United Methodist of Horseheads, 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will accord Mr. Landon. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Howard may do so through memorials to The Horseheads Kiwanis Club P.O. Box 239 Horseheads, NY or The Falck Cancer Center c/o the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
LANDON Virginia Mae Cornish
Age 78 of Millport, NY. She was born December 23, 1932 in Elmira, daughter of the late Horace Schuyler and Gladys Ann (Dann) Landon and died Monday, September 12, 2011 unexpectedly at Schuyler Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Roger in 1990; brother Robert Landon and son-in-law Allen Bohart. She is survived by her children and their spouses Jerolyn and James Brown of Horseheads, Donna Bohart of Wellsburg, Ricky J. and Sarah Cornish of Plattsburgh, NY, Sandra and Daniel Emanuel of Elmira, Karen and David Ketter of Millport and David and Brenda Cornish of Watkins Glen; grandchildren Allen Bohart, Jr., Thomas Brown, Tina Porter, Richard Cornish, Angela Cornish-Dukes, Tiffany Maddox, Brian Bohart and Daniel Cornish; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews; sister Harriet Jordan and brother Mervin Landon both of Gillett, PA. Private services will take place at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest with her husband in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – September 13, 2011
LANGSTINE Francis W.
Former Elmira resident Francis W. Langstine (Fran) died June 2, 2012 in Corvallis, OR. He was 90. Fran was born in Elmira, NY on December 12, 1921 to Francis Riley Langstine and Ethel Warren. Fran graduated from Elmira Free Academy in June of 1939, and immediately enrolled in Elmira Aviation Ground School. During that summer Fran was part of the ground crew for famed German glider pilot Peter Reidel. After graduation from ground school, Fran worked as a skin fitter for Curtiss-Wright Aircraft in Buffalo, NY. He married Evelyn Berry in September 1942, and two months later he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. As a Navy Seabee he participated in the liberation of the Philippines. Discharged in 1945, Fran returned to Elmira to get to know his infant son Skip and welcome the birth of daughter Carol. In 1951, he again entered active Seabee duty and served in North Africa. After his discharge, Fran went to work as a heavy equipment mechanic for the City of Elmira. He later transferred to the Elmira Water Board Maintenance Department and retired as Maintenance Department Supervisor after over thirty years of service. During the years his family was growing, their summers were filled with camping and boating on the Finger Lakes and Erie Canal. Fran loved being on the water and often spoke of those good times and the succession of family boats. After his retirement, Fran and Evelyn began to travel in earnest. They drove the Alaska-Canada highway in a small truck. They enjoyed winters on the Gulf Coast and summers at Tioga Dam. Fran kept busy refinishing chairs and being an active participant in the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department where he served as Fire Chief for two years. Evelyn, his wife of 55 years, and younger brother Thomas preceded Fran in death. Survivors include his son Thomas (Skip) and wife Valerie of Pompano Beach FL; daughter Carol Ann and husband Rich of Corvallis, OR; daughter Eileen Sementilli of Slidell, LA; two granddaughters, one great-granddaughter; and his companion Dolores (Dody) Alexander of Elmira, NY. Memorial services were conducted privately. Interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 5, 2012
SGT. LEON L. LANINGER, age 29, of Mainesburg, Pa.; Friday, June 20, 1969, while serving with the U.S. Army in Vietnam. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Monday 1 p.m. Burial Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors will be accorded at the graveside. Survived by wife, Mrs. Constance L. Laninger; son, Roy Lee; three daughters, Ruth Ann, Jennifer, Karen all at home; mother, Mrs. Mildred L. Laninger, Elmira; brothers, Raymond and Glenn; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Covey, Mrs. Elsie Tyler; all of Elmira, Mrs. Jessie Evans, Ulster, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star Gazette.
LARRABEE Willis I. "Bill"
Age 88, of 261 Lyon St., Elmira, NY, died June 15, 2008 after a long illness. A lifelong resident of Elmira, Bill, the son of Ezra Joseph and Flotella Wells Larrabee, graduated from Elmira Free Academy. In January 1942 he married Isabelle Lisi, and had 66 special years together. Following WWII service in the Pacific Theater Bill returned to Elmira and worked for the Pennsylvania Railroad before starting a home improvement business in the 50's. A communicant of St. Mary's Church for over 50 years, Bill was a lay-Eucharistic minister, honorary life member and Past Grand Knight of the Elmira Council, Knights of Columbus and Past Faithful Navigator of the Rev. Henry F. Adamski 4th Degree Assembly of the Knights of Columbus. He also was a member of the Hibernians. An avid hunter and fisher, Bill also sponsored City League softball and local bowling teams with several contending for state championships. He is predeceased by his parents; his stepmother, Hazel; and his sister, Genevieve. He is survived by his loving wife, Isabelle; three sons and a daughter, Willis (Rita) Amelia Island, FL, Jerry (Nancy), Elmira, Joseph, Hadley, NY, and Theresa Creed (Edward), Solana Beach, CA; six grandchildren, Brooke Larrabee, Atlanta, GA, Paige McCullough (David), Marietta, GA, Sean Larrabee, Streetsville, OH, Patrick Larrabee, Elmira, NY, Michael and Laura Creed, Solana Beach, CA; five great-grandchildren; and beloved siblings, Francis of Elmira, and Kenneth, Betty Robson, and Evelyn Rupp of Sebastian, FL; stepsister, Katherine Corkins; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family extends their appreciation to the Herman family and the staff of Hickory Knoll Residence, Elcor for their support. Those wishing may remember Bill with memorials in his name to St. Mary's Church Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY (envelopes available at the funeral home). The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Today, June 16, from 5 to 8 p.m. His Mass of Christian Burial will be Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. in St. Mary's Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Military Honors. Fraternal Notice - The Officers and Members of the Knights of Columbus, Rev. Henry F. Adamski Assembly and Elmira Council No. 229 will meet at the Kalec Funeral Home, Today, June 16, 2008, at 8:00 p.m. to Conduct a Prayer Service for our departed Brother, Sir Knight Willis I. Larrabee, PFN, PGK. Signed: Ed Jaskolka, Faithful Navigator Jack T. Strong, Grand Knight. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/16/2008.
LARSON –MRS. ELVIRA (LARSON) DEICHMAN age 61 of 310 Marshall St., Horseheads, Monday, September 25, 1978 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, Horseheads, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Edwin Larson officiating. Interment Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, George W. and Janet Deichman Sr. of Port St. Lucie, Fla.; three grandchildren; one sister, Mrs. E. N. Thayer of Edgar, Neb.; brothers, William and Ronald Larson of Erie, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Deichman was the widow of George A. Deichman and an employee of the Elmira Correctional Facility. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/1978
LASKARIS James L. Sr.
Age 83, a longtime resident of Southport, NY died on Saturday October 10, 2009 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. His loving wife Agnes L. Laskaris, April 16, 2007, predeceased him. He is survived by his children; Michael (Pamela) Laskaris, Kathy (Michael) Lasher, James L. (Evelyn) Laskaris Jr., and Thomas (Lisa) Laskaris, grandchildren, Tanya (Oliver) Dreon, Chad (Irene) Laskaris, Alecia (Andy) Cisney, Jaime (James) Slavin, Marni Lasher, Philip Laskaris and Laura Laskaris, along with several great grandchildren, also his brother, Robert Laskaris, and sister Ann Laskaris. James was a United States Navy Veteran of WW II, a retired Conductor for the Penn Central Railroad, and retired Secretary and longtime member of F.O.E. Aerie # 941 and a avid golfer. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Tuesday October 13, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with Funeral Service there Tuesday at 7:00 PM. Graveside Service with Military honors will be held Wednesday afternoon in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on October 11, 2009
LATTIMER - ZWANKA Patricia A. Of Elmira, NY. Age 58 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, June 29, 2000 at her home. She is survived by her husband: Charles C. Zwanka; children: Sherry Burnett, Charles C. Zwanka Jr. both of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Nicholas, Sarah and Cody; sister: Sharon (Denzil) Cunningham of Missouri; brother: Warren (Cathy) Lattimer of Ulster, PA; mother-in-law: Agnes Zwanka of Elmira; sister-in-law and brother-in-law: Marie and William Myhalyk; several nieces and nephews. Pat was predeceased by her mother Daisy Lattimer who died a week ago, June 20, 2000. She is also predeceased by her Father Warren Lattimer, July 20, 1964 and Aunt Lantz. She was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was employee of the year in 1999 for F. M. Howell Manufacturing Co. where she worked in the plastic's department and was active in the F.M. Howell Club activities. Pat was a loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Sunday, July 2, 2000 from 4:00-7:00 PM with a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, July 3 at 9:00 AM in St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira. Following the Mass a graveside service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira.
THEODORE D. ‘TED’ LAVERTY, age 78, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Winston-Salem, NC, passed away Saturday, November 1, 2014, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ted was born on November 4, 1935, in Jersey City, NJ, to Daniel and Florence Laverty. Ted is survived by his wife, Mary Louise Laverty; daughter, Denise (Kirk) Allen of Elmira, NY; son, Brian (Tara) Laverty of Herndon, VA; and grandchildren, Leo and Anne Laverty also of Herndon, VA. Ted was a graduate of Fairleigh Dickinson University and was a veteran serving over 20 years in the U.S. Air Force and Air Force Reserve, retiring at the rank of Major. He was very active with the Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster and also serving many years on staff at Camp Raven Knob in North Carolina. Ted retired from AT&T UNIX Systems Laboratory in Greensboro, NC as a manager. A funeral service will be held in the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads on Monday, November 10, 2014, at 10 a.m. Graveside service will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ted's memory to Camp Raven Knob, Old Hickory Council, Boy Scouts of America, 6600 Silas Creek Parkway, Winston-Salem, NC. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/4/2014
JOHN P. LAYTON age 65, passed away very unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was born in Brooklyn NY on August 9, 1949 the son of the late Philip A. and Katherine (Truam) Layton. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years Carol Tremaine Layton; daughters and sons-in-law, Betsy and Chris Spaulding of Orlando FL with son Griffin; Jennifer and Ben Smith of Winter Springs FL with daughter Penelope; Laura and Matt Ford of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law Corey and Denise Layton of New Windsor NY with children Chris, Cody and Sydney; sister and brother-in-law Judy and Bernie Kole of Beaufort SC; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Carl Tremaine, William Tremaine, Thomas and Patricia Tremaine, Gery and Michelle Tremaine, Kevin and Suzie Tremaine, Susan and Patrick Freeland, Marjorie Tremaine, Robert and Christine Tremaine, Bridgette Tremaine, Jayne and Michael D'Aloisio, Amy and Lance LaCorazza, Brian Tremaine and Elizabeth Tremaine; numerous nieces and nephews. John is also survived by many good friends. John was a U S Army veteran and had served in Vietnam. He was retired from the U.S. Postal Service and was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in memory of John may be directed to either, Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira NY 14904 or Wounded Warrior Project. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/2015
Age 92 died peacefully at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY surrounded by his loving family on Thursday April 10, 2008. Mr. Lazoration was born September 9, 1915 in Rochester, NY the son of the late Max and Catherine Pukish Lazoration. Peter was also pre-deceased by his sister Theresa Lazoration Bowerman and three brothers John, Paul, and Charles Lazoration. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Cornell University College of Agriculture in 1939. Peter was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army. He continued his service to his country through the US Army Reserves retiring with the rank of Captain on September 9, 1975. Mr. Lazoration married his wife, Mamie Lou Andress Lazoration, on August 1, 1943 and they were married 63 years prior to Mamie passing away on March 5, 2007. Peter was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY, a member of The Horseheads Moose, Horseheads American Legion Post # 442, Retired Officers of The Army Reserve, The Veteran Grange, Southern Tier Rose Society, AARP, North County Senior Citizens Association, The Horseheads Historical Society, and Cornell University Alumni Association. Peter and Mamie as a couple were selected as Chemung County Senior Citizens of the year in 1996. They both volunteered countless hours at The Bath Veterans' Medical Center, Bethany Village, RSVP, Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, and The Clemens Center. Peter was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who cherished the time he spent with his family and friends. Mr. Lazoration is survived by his loving daughters and sons-in-law: Carol A. Ingerson of Elmira, NY; Shirley K. Lazoration of Horseheads, NY; Mary J. Lazoration of Horseheads, NY; Connie L. Lazoration & James Trumpfheller of Horseheads, NY; Gayle J. Lazoration & Dr. Brian Rohrs of Fairport, NY; grandchildren: Amy (Chris) Vitale, Jay (Kim) Ingerson, Russell J. Hall, Tami Buzzetti, Emily Trumpfheller, Leigh Trumpfheller, Erika Rohrs, and Tyler Rohrs; five great grandchildren; sisters: Ann Arazy of Fairport, NY, Esther Kissling of Jenkintown, PA, and Mary Kearns of Warren, N.J.; several nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday May 29, 2008 from 3-6 PM. Officers and Members of American Legion Post # 442 will meet at the Funeral Home on Thursday May 29, 2008 at 5:30 PM to conduct a Memorial Service for their departed comrade, Captain Peter Lazoration. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday May 30, 2008 at 8:30AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 9 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street & Westinghouse Road Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mr. Lazoration's Funeral Mass. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY immediately following the Mass. Full Military Honors will be accorded Captain Lazoration at Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Peter through memorials to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County 150 Fox Street Elmira, NY 14901, The Bath Veterans Medical Center, Residents' Activities Fund in Bath, NY 14810, or to an organization benefiting our veterans serving our country overseas such as Operation USO Care Package P.O. Box 8069 Topeka, Kansas 66608. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/28/2008 - 5/29/2008.
MARK L. LEE, age 91 formerly of Elmira Heights, NY passed away on Sunday September 14, 2014. Mark was born May 31, 1923 in Barclay Township, PA the son of the late Ellicott Edgar Lee Sr. and Nina Woolsey Lee. He married his wife, Carole Jane Owen Lee, on November 11, 1951 and she pre-deceased him on April 22, 2012 after over 60 years of marriage. Mark was also pre-deceased by an infant daughter Nancy Anne Lee and his son-in-law Gary Bennett as well as his sister Myrtle Rose Stone and his brother Bryce H. Lee. He was a Veteran of World War II serving his country with The U.S. Navy. Mark retired from The American Bridge Works in Elmira Heights, NY and was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church. Mark loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Mark is survived by his children Micelle (Rick) VanGorden, Mary (Al) Ervay, John L. (Lori) Lee, Betty Bennett, Ann (Bill) McLaughlin, Eileen (Tom) Keefe, and Sally (Joe) Santulli; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brothers and sisters: Ellicott Edgar Lee Jr., Daisy Miele, Lois Lee, Betty Bilcik, Barbara Scott, and John B. Lee; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday September 18, 2014 from 2-4 PM. Mr. Lee's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Dr. Rev. David D. Sullivan officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Mark through memorials to The Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/2014
LEIBY Arthur A-died at his home in Millport, NY, Jan 4, 1947, after an extended illness, aged 75. He leaves a widow, Anna, daughters, Mrs. Elsie Freas, Binghamton, NY; Mrs. Raymond Watkins, Columbia Cross Rds; Mrs. Ernest Nowlen, Millport, NY; sisters-Mrs. Arthur Hager, Troy; Mrs. C M Bradford, Canton; brother, H P Leiby, Boalsburg, Pa; several grandchildren and a great grandchild. Burial in the Veterans National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Monday, October 17 or Tuesday, October 18, 1994 (not positive of the date) Star-Gazette Elmira, N. Y. LEISENRING, Edgar J. Sr. “Midget” Age 64 of Bel Air Trailer Park, Wellsburg, NY. Born October 31, 1929 in Greenwood, NY to Walter and Julia (Groff) Leisenring. died Saturday, October 15, 1994 at home after an extended illness. He is survived by his son: Edgar J. Leisenring Jr. of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law: Shelley and Paul Wholeben, also of Elmira; grandson: Shaun Wholeben; niece: Ilse (Daniel) Davis of Allentown, PA; great-niece: Jennifer Davis; dear friend: Bill (Betty) Hoffman; along with several other nieces and nephews. Edgar was employed at the Remington Rand for a number of years, retired from Gregory’s Moving and Storage Company, was a Veteran of the US Army and a member of the American Legion Harry B. Bentley Post #443 Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday, October 18, from 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held there Wednesday at 1:00 PM. Rev. Keith Haverkamp will Officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Arthritis Foundation in his memory. Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home.
LEONARD Carol Mae Curkendall
Age 75 of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, April 10, 2012 peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband Richard Curkendall in 2005, mother Lena Leonard in 2007 and daughter Deb Larrison in 2010. Carol is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Linda and Scott Morton, son Richard Todd "Ricky" Curkendall and son-in-law William "Skip" Larrison all of Elmira; grandchildren Laurie Larrison of Elmira, Hope (Greg) Davis of Elmira, Christopher Morton of Lowman and Amanda (Steve Greger) Ripley of Elmira; 13 great grandchildren; former husband and friend Richard Williams along with many dear friends. Carol was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. She was a member of the Red Hat Society "Broad Squad" and the DAV Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, April 13th from 7 to 9 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, April 14th at 10:15 am, followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Mary's Church. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – April 10, 2012
LEONARD William C., Jr. "Hoss"
Age 63, of Watkins Glen, NY, died on October 6, 2008 at Schuyler Hospital. He was born on December 28, 1944 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late William and Mary Leonard. He is survived by his wife, Carol of 18 years; children, William (Debbie) Leonard of Horseheads, NY, Charles (Mindy) Leonard of Oakdale, CT, Julie (John) Burdick of Maryland, NY, James (Kristin) Leonard of Erin, NY, Richard (Marlena) Scott of Johnstown, NY, and Wendy (Brian) Cozzens of Walnut Grove, Missouri; 16 grandchildren, one great-grandchild; and godson, Dakota Landon; brothers and sisters, Grace (Robert) Thomas of Chemung, NY, Robert (Sheila) Leonard of Rochester, NY, Richard (Linda) Leonard of Montour Falls, NY, and Aurora (Chris) Buchanan of Montour Falls, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins; and very special friend, Charlie Daniels; and other special friends. Hoss was a member of many different organizations and also organized many motorcycle runs for various charities. Hoss was a veteran of the US Navy, and was an avid Tony Stewart fan. He retired from US Salt, Watkins Glen, NY and was a current member of the Watkins Glen Fire Department, and a past member of the Odessa Fire Department and the Montour Falls Fire Department. Friends are invited to call at the Watkins Glen Fire Department, Second Street, Watkins Glen, NY on Friday, October 10, 2008, from 12 noon till 2:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY with Full Military Honors. The family will provide flowers; those wishing to remember Hoss may do so through memorial contributions to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, New York 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/9/2008
Donald L. Devoted father and grandfather age 73 of 38 Crestview Dr. , E. Pine City, NY went home peacefully to be with Jesus Saturday, December 15, 2001 at home. He was predeceased by his wife Helen on March 15, 1995, father Lawrence in 1976 and brother David in 1989 and is survived by his mother Kathryn (Katy) Lepkoske of Elmira; children and their spouses Michael D. and Karen Lepkoske, Mark C. and Roxanne Lepkoske, Mary A. and Tom Glover all of Elmira, Brenda and Nate Battle of San Diego, CA; 10 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Thomas Galvin of Corning; brothers Thomas Lepkoske of Elmira Heights and Richard Lepkoske of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Lepkoske was a communicant of Sts. Peter & Paul Church. He retired from Facet Enterprises as a tool and die maker after 27 years of service, served in the U.S. Navy from 1951 to 1955 on the Destroyer USS Turner #834, was a proud member of the Tin Can Sailors, a member of the Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post 154. Don donated blood for over 50 years starting in 1949 reaching the 24 gallon mark. He enjoyed household and church sales. Don was devoted to his family and had many friends and acquatances. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 18th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Prayer Service will be held ther on Wednesday, December 19th at 9 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in Sts. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Patrick L. Connor, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, in his memory.
LETAWA John R.
Age 79 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday November 14, 2012. John was born on February 5, 1933 in Blossburg, PA the son of the late Rudolph and Martha Mahonski Letawa. He married his wife Thelma Holman on July 21, 1953 and they celebrated their 59th Wedding Anniversary this year. Mr. Letawa was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Marine Corp. He is retired from Thatcher Glass/Anchor Glass. John is survived by his loving wife Thelma; son and daughter-in-law: Todd and Tiffany Robinson of Melbourne, FL; daughter and son-in-law: Kelly and Andrew Flynn of Albany, NY; grandson: Gavin Robinson; nieces and nephews: Thomas, Paola, Josh Farina, and Alicia Maynard. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery Where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Letawa. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – November 16, 2012
LEVANDUSKI Richard C.
Age 80 of Sunset Terrace, Elmira, NY went home to be the his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in Saturday February 9, 2013. Richard was born August 9, 1932 in Elmira, NY, the son of Frank and Anna (Seidel) Levanduski. He was predeceased by his brother, Bob and sister, Mildred. Richard is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, Betty; his children, Dawn (Todd) Conklin of Elmira, NY, Michael (Wendie) Levanduski of Elmira Heights, NY, Kimberly (Colin) Craddock of Parma, MI, and Robert (Colette) Levanduski of Elmira, NY; sisters, Teresa Petit and Mary (Derek) Brook; grandchildren, David Elwell II, Jordan (Sarah) Conklin, Jessica (Eric) Grant, Brandon Levanduski, April Craddock, and Kevin (Jenny) Craddock; great grandchildren, Hunter and Payton Grant, Evan and Katie Craddock and several dearly loved nieces and nephews. Dad was a veteran of the Korean War, serving in the United States Army, a printer by trade, eventually owning his own business-Daystar Printing. He had a passion for hunting and fishing- which he passed down to his sons and grandsons, became a master gardener and was a well-known beekeeper around our area. But his legacy that will live on, long after he's gone, is his love for his family, and the lives he touched with the love of Jesus. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Dad's life at a memorial service, Saturday February 16, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at Victory Highway Wesleyan Church, 150 Victory Highway, Painted Post, NY 14830 with Pastor, Paul Piraino officiating; and for those who are unable to attend, there will be a time of visitation on Friday February 15, 2013 from 4-6:00 p.m. at Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads NY. A private committal service will be held at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery, in Elmira, NY. Our family would like to extend a sincere thank you to Dr. John Schiavone for his tender, loving care of our father through the years. Star Gazette – February 12, 2013
CHARLES H. ‘CHARLIE’ LEWIS age 71 of Elmira. Charlie passed away at home, Tuesday, February 3, 2015 surrounded by his loving family: wife Carol Lewis; daughters and sons-in-law Lacinda & Robert Erle, Carol Ann Lewis, Linda Lewis & Ray Kelly; granddaughters Brytney Bonham, Catlyn O'Bannion-Lewis, & Alana Kelly. Charlie was predeceased by his parents Richard and Blanche Lewis and 3 siblings and is survived by 1 sister. He served in the Navy on the USS North Hampton CC-1 during the Vietnam War Era. After an honorable discharge, Charlie worked for Kennedy Valve for 42 years before retiring. Charlie loved playing cards and was always there to lend a helping hand. Charlie was a loving husband, a wonderful father and a proud grandfather. He will be missed dearly. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, February 6th from 5 to 7 p.m. His funeral will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/2015
LEWIS Diane C (Lewis) Witkowski
Age 68 of Horseheads, NY died on Thursday July 21, 2011 after a brief illness. Diane was born April 23, 1943 in Middletown, NY the daughter of the late Reuben and Dorothy Behrent Lewis. She married her husband, John J. Witkowski, on October 28, 1961 and he pre-deceased her on December 10, 2005. Diane was also pre-deceased by her son Andrew "Wit" Witkowski on June 13, 2011. Diane loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them and was so looking forward to her granddaughter Kacie's Wedding on Saturday July 23, 2011. Diane was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and friend to all. She will be greatly missed but never forgotten. She is survived by her children: William (Jane) Witkowski of Erin, NY, Robin (Bryan) Allen of Elmira, NY, and Jamie (Mrs. Andrew) Witkowski of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren: Brandy Whispel, Kacie Witkowski (Brian) Vasachek, Emily, Faith, Jacob, and Lucas Allen, and Onyx Elizabeth Christine Dense; great granddaughter: Olivia Whispel; brother and sister-in-law: Richard (Lucy) Lewis of Birmingham, AL; sisters and brothers-in-law: Kathleen (Duane) Sontag and Nancy Meres all of Walton, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Richard (Pamela) Witkowski and Thomas Witkowski all of Middletown, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Diane will be laid to rest with her beloved husband John in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Diane's Family will receive friends at the family home on August 4, 2011 at 5 PM for a Time of Remembrance of Diane's Life. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Star Gazette – July 24, 2011
LEWIS Robert Lewis
of Largo, FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, December 5, 2013. Robert was born February 26, 1935 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frederick and Kathryn (Draper) Lewis. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia (Ginger) Lewis and his loving children, William (Penny) Lewis of Burdett, NY, Kathi (Lewis) Burt of Pearland, TX, Patricia (Lewis) Crowley of Breesport, NY, Michael (Connie) Lewis of Pine City, NY; sister, Margaret Mary (Lewis) Dunlavey of Leicester, NY; brother, Joseph Lewis of Virginia; son-in-law, Thomas Theisen of Peosta, IA; (13) grandchildren, (4) great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He is predeceased by daughter, Jan (Lewis) Theisen and brothers, John and James Lewis. Robert served in the US Navy. He is a former Printer of the Elmira Star Gazette and a retired Correctional Officer. He was an avid NY Giants and Boston Red Sox fan. A memorial mass will be held for Robert at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St., Elmira, NY, at 1:00 p.m. on December 27, 2013. Immediately following will be full military honors at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 24, 2013
LEWIS Robert H. Sr.
Age 65 of 22 Ridge Road Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday July 15, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Bob was born October 7, 1942 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Robert Cass Lewis and Mary Aileen Russell Lewis. Bob was a graduate of Waverly High School Class of 1960. He was a Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps from 1961-1965. Bob became a Police Officer with the Waverly Police Department in 1965 and served the community until he became a member of The New York State Police in 1968. He retired after twenty years of dedicated service in 1988 and worked security at Wegman's and was an investigator for The Chemung County District Attorney's Office. Bob loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them especially his grandchildren. Bob is survived by his fiancée: Barbara J. Clark of Horseheads, NY; his loving children and grandchildren: Karen & Dr. John Deines and their children John and Juliet of Horseheads, NY, Robert H. & Christine Lewis Jr. and their son Kyle of Horseheads, NY, and Beth & Jim Meehan and their children Jacob, Melissa, and Joshua of Horseheads, NY; former wife: Carol Lewis of Horseheads, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law: Susan Kay & Robert Clark of Utica, NY and Marcia & Jack Sykes of Chemung, NY; his extended family: Susan, Tim, and Sara Schweiger, and Mary Clark; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, a host of caring friends, and his faithful chihuahua Baylee Almon Joy. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday July 17, 2008 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Bob's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday July 18, 2008 at 10 AM. The Rev. Theodore R. Richards will officiate. Full Military Honors will be accorded to Mr. Lewis following his services in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Bob through memorials to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2008
LEWIS - FULMER, Rosa L.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, departed this life on Monday, July 27, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Jerry B. Fulmer; and daughter, Patricia Ann Fulmer. She leaves to cherish her memory daughter, Zelma L. (Lewis) Stark of Elmira; son, Lacey B. Fulmer of Charlotte, NC; two loving sisters, Mrs. Jannie Hampton and Mrs. Villa Dean (Robert) Anderson of Columbia, SC; one loving brother, Harold Lewis of Louisville, KY; grandchildren, D'Andre Fulmer and Patricia Seals, both of Elmira, Laurel Koster of Whitney Point, NY, Marcus Abner of Syracuse, NY and Brandon Phelps of Greenville, SC; great-grandchildren, Da'Ron and Darius Fulmer of Plano, TX, Alivia Fulmer of Elmira; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Mrs. Fulmer was a member of Monumental Baptist Church, was employed at Iszard's, Garner Upholstery and retired from Anchor Glass. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, July 31st, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held on Saturday, August 1st, at 12 noon in Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones, Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
LIBERATORE ANNA SHAFFER
Anna L.- Age 73, of Horseheads, died Tuesday, July 2, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads. Anna was born in Elmira, the daughter of the late Richard and Helen Rose Liberatore. She was predeceased by her husband of over 45 years, Robert A. Shaffer in 2000; a brother, Richard Liberatore Jr.; and two sisters, Mary Smith and Natalie Fraze. Anna is survived by four children, Robert (Bettie) Shaffer Jr. of Lawrenceburg, IN, Martin (Lori) Shaffer of Reading, MA, Cheryl (Kurt Pelisari) Richards of Monroeville, PA and Scott Shaffer of Arlington, MA; three brothers, Jack (Arlene) Liberatore, Phil (Marlene) Liberatore both of Elmira, and Patrick (Sandy) Liberatore of Texas; five grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, and nieces and nephews. Anna was a secretary for Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, a homemaker, and a wonderful mother and cook who made the greatest chocolate chip cookies ever. She was also a volunteer for the American Heart Association, March of Dimes and Meals on Wheels. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday, July 5, 2007, from 6-8 p.m., with services to follow at 8 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will be on Friday at Woodlawn National Cemetery at 2 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Diabetes Association or a charity of one's choice.
LIBERATORE John J. "Libby"
Age 74, of Elmira, NY died on December 25, 2012 after an extended illness at the Arnot Ogden Medical Ctr. John was the son of the late Richard and Helen Liberatore. He is survived by his wife Arlene; step-son Chad (Linda) Tifft; grandchildren Gehrig, Maris, and Mattingly of Las Vegas, Nevada; brothers Phil (Marlene) Liberatore of Elmira, Pat (Sandy) Liberatore of Texas; brothers & sisters-in-law Charles & Mary Sullivan of Lowman, John & Ruth Daddona of Florida; many loving nieces, nephews and special friends; and his four kitties to who he was the treat man. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his brother Richard, sisters Natalie, Ann Louise, Mary and in-laws Michael and Genevieve Daddona. He was a kind and loving, husband, father and grandfather. He loved to spend time in the kitchen making homemade pasta and pizzas. He loved the Yankees, the Giants and NASCAR. In his younger days he played semi-pro football and rode his Harley. He enjoyed gardening and did yard work with pride. His favorite vacation spots were Las Vegas and Ocean City, MD. He had a great sense of humor and was a hell raiser in his glory years. He was a veteran of the US Army, a communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish and a member of the I.A.V. He retired from Elmira PWD and worked part-time at Parkview Tavern and Moretti's Restaurant. Family and friends are invited to his Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, December 29th at 1:00 pm in Ss. Peter & Paul Church, Elmira. Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorial contributions in John's name to Second Chance Ranch, a Voice for all Animals, PO Box 62, Wellsburg, NY 14894, Meals on Wheels, the SPCA, the I.A.V. or a charity of one's choice . The family would like to thank the entire staff at 4B Arnot for the wonderful care they gave John every time he was a "Frequent flyer", especially his girl Taresa, and the staff at the Dialysis Center as they were all so wonderful to John. Thank you to Dr. W. Rizk, Dr. Riley, Dr. Hicks and Chris Pesesky, NP who became friends after all the years of care. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – December 27, 2012
LIBERATORE John J. "Libby"
Age 74 of Elmira, NY died on December 25, 2012. Family and friends are invited to his committal service with military honors on Monday, July 29th at 1:00pm at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira. Star Gazette – July 26, 2013
LIDDLE John E.
Horseheads: Age 65, died unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, April 18, 2012. John was born November 12, 1946 in Queens, NY the son of the late Russell and Bessie (Hildebrand) Liddle. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Catherine Ciuffo Liddle; children, with their families, John E. Liddle, Jr., currently serving his country in Afghanistan, and his son John, III; Brian Liddle, Horseheads, and wife Marlyn with daughters, Caitlin and Zoe; Jennifer Alvernaz, Horseheads, and husband Anthony with children, Emily, Noelle, and Nicholas; Patrick Liddle, Horseheads, and wife Amy with daughters; Isabella and Gabriella; siblings, with their spouses, Shirley Ann and Richard Davison, Edgecombe ME; Russell and Judy Liddle, Rockport MA; Mark and Sheryl Liddle, Red Hook NY; and Mary Elizabeth and Michael Polchaninoff, Westbrook CT; along with many nieces and nephews and his dogs Mikey and Tuffy. John served his country in the U S Army during the Vietnam War, earning four Bronze Stars and the Gallantry Cross. John was a mailman in Central Islip, Long Island. Remembering his childhood vacations in upstate New York, John and his family moved to Van Etten when he retired in 1987. His retirement didn't last long when he started working in the Produce Department at Wegman's in Ithaca, a job he really enjoyed and was very proud of. A sports fan, John's teams were the NY Yankees and the Buffalo Bills. He also enjoyed singing and appreciating "doo-wop" music, drinks with ice, and watching WWE. John's most treasured times were those spent with his grandchildren. He will be forever loved by his family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, April 23, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Interment, with military honors will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. Star Gazette – April 21, 2012
LINDSAY Louis W. Age 65, of 413 Davis St., died March 20, 2007 at the Bath VA. He is survived by his wife of 22 years, Linda; several children, grandchildren, brothers and sisters; aunt, Mary Frinkel, Elmira; cousins, Karen Vanderhoff, Kathleen Howe, Juanita Russell; and many friends. Louis is a veteran of the US Army. His committal will take place Wednesday, April 4, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Pastor Scott Lord officiating. Veteran's Military Honor Guard will conduct Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home .
LINK Vincent F.
Age 83, formerly of Elmira, died at the Bath VA on Saturday, July 12, 2008. Vincent was born June 17, 1925, the son of Frank and Josephine Mezza Link. He is survived by his wife of 33 years Edna Strong Link; daughter Lori Link of Plano, TX; sister and brother-in-law, Dolores and Alex Lorenz of Walnut Creek, CA; step-son Zane Palmer with his wife Penny of Elmira Heights and their son Skip (Ali) Palmer of Buffalo; step-daughter Barbara Sawyer of Elmira with her son Andrew (Morgan) Sawyer of Long Island; aunt Mary Malanoski of Rome, NY; niece Diane Lorenz of Boulder, CO; nephew Gregory Lorenz of Berkley, CA; mother-in-law Ida Bates of Elmira Heights; sister-in-law Virginia Bailey of Elmira; along with several cousins. Vincent was a U.S. Navy veteran of WWII. After his military service he attended Clarkson University, earning his undergraduate degree in electrical engineering. Vincent then went on to Buffalo University where re received his Masters Degree in electrical engineering. He retired after 35 years of service with Westinghouse. Vincent enjoyed being outdoors whether going for walks, gardening, hunting, fishing or playing a round of golf. He had a love for jazz music, playing it on the piano. There will be no services. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Donations in Vincent's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. The Link family would like to extend their thanks to the 2nd floor nursing unit at the Bath VA Medical Center for the wonderful care they provided to Vincent over the last 3 ½ years. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/13/2008 - 7/14/2008
LINK Vincent F.
Friends are invited to a graveside service, where full military honors will be accorded, on Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2008
LISI - STAMP
Estelle A. (Stella) Age 80, of 106 Aster Drive, Horseheads, NY died Sunday, September 2, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Estelle was born in Rochester, NY, daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Demotte) Lisi. Estelle served in the US Army during WW II. Husband Howard, son, Anthony and brother-in-law, Robert Church predeceased Estelle. Survivors include sons and daughters-in-law, Howard W. Jr. and Melva of St. Cloud, FL and Arthur (Stacey) of Horseheads, NY; daughters and son-in-law, Kathleen (Tim) Stratton of Fisherville, VA and Jean M. Harris of Elmira, NY; sisters, Isabelle (Willis) Larabee of Elmira and Mary Jane Church; brothers, Vincent (Beverly) Lisi of Southport, NY, Anthony (Diane) Lisi of OH and Larry (Jean) Lisi of CT; grandchildren, Tricia (Steven) Wise, Leah (Jason) Holman, Sara Stamp, Michael Stamp, Tony Stratton, Robert (Diana) Stamp and Sherry Stamp; great-grandchildren, Ethan Stamp, Gavin Wise, Brendon Wise and Tyler Holman. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, September 4, 2001 from 11 to 1 PM. Funeral Service will be held at 1 PM at the Funeral Home with Rev. Thomas Burr officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, with Military Honors.
LISI –ISABELLE JEAN “IZZY” LARRABEE age 92, of Elmira, passed away peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. Izzy was born in Elmira on February 3, 1923, a daughter of Anthony and Mary (DeMott) Lisi. She is predeceased by husband Willis I. "Bill" Larrabee, son, retired U S Army Col. Willis F. "Bill" Larrabee, sisters and brothers-in-law, Stella and Howard Stamp, Mary Jane and Robert Church. Izzy is survived by her children, Jerry M. Larrabee with wife Nancy of Big Flats NY, Joseph E. Larrabee with Rico Rapisora of Hadley NY, Theresa Creed with husband Ed of Solana Beach CA; daughter-in-law Rita Larrabee of Amelia Island FL; grandchildren, Brooke Larrabee, Paige (David) McCullough, Sean Larrabee, Patrick Larrabee, Michael Creed and Laura (Andrew Loffer) Creed Loffer; brothers and sisters-in-law, Vincent and Beverly Lisi of Elmira, Anthony and Dianna Lisi of Chillicothe OH, Larry and Jean Lisi of Windsor Locks CT; sister-in-law Evelyn Bush of NC; special cousins, Dolores DeMott and Anne DeMott; neighbors and close friends, Manny and Mary Pat Herman; 5 great grandchildren; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Izzy was known for her passion to cook anything Italian. She used her cooking talents at St. Mary's Church volunteering with setting up and cooking meals for various parish functions. A life-long member of St. Mary's, Izzy was an active member of the Rosary Altar Society. She was also a member of the Infant of Prague Committee of the Ladies of Charity, Elmira Chapter of the Knights of Columbus Women's Auxiliary, and past president of the Ladies of Charity. Always willing to lend a helping hand, Izzy received an award from the Elmira Police Department in recognition of her volunteer services during the flood of 1972. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, today, Thursday, March 12, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Izzy's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, March 13, 2015 at 10:00 a.m., St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations to Woodbrook Assisted Living, 1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY may be made in memory of Isabelle Larrabee. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/2015
LISI - CHURCH
Mary Jane Formerly of Cherrywood Manor Was born April 6, 1925 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Anthony and Mary (Demont) Lisi, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, March 17, 2007, at the Bath VA Nursing Home peacefully at the age of 81. Her loving husband, Robert K. Church; and beloved son, David M. Church predeceased her. Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Lisi, Mr. and Mrs. Howard Stample; and nephew, Tony Sample, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her sons, Robert G. Church of Houston, TX, Patrick (Lisa) Church of Franklin, NC, Fern Hildreth of Ocala, FL; much loved grandchildren, Leonard Church of Ocala, FL, Candice Church of Elmira, NY, Brandon, Derick and Natasha Church, all of Flanklin, NJ, Brittni, Khristie and Samantha Church, all of Hornlake, MS; sister, Isabelle (Willis) Larrabee Jr. of Elmira, NY; brothers, Vincent (Beverly) Lisi of Pine City, NY, Anthony (Dianna) Lisi of Chillicothe, OH, Lawrence (Jean) Lisi of Windsor Locks, CT; along with several nieces and nephews. Mary graduated from Southside High School and was honorably discharged from the US Army as Sergeant, proudly serving her country with the Nursing Corp. as a medical technician. She was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church and was very devoted to the Divine Mercies at St. Casmir's Church. All of the bus drivers with the Chemung County Transit System knew Mary very well as she traveled throughout the area. She enjoyed "free Mondays" the most. Mary will always be remembered for her contagious spirit of happiness that she possessed and gave to others. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Wednesday, March 21, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Thursday at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mary Military Honors after the committal prayers.
LLOYD - THATCHER
Leah L. Age 78 of Elmira NY died, Wednesday, April 27, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Leah, daughter of the late Thomas and Elizabeth Malia Lloyd was
predeceased by her husband John "Jack" Thatcher, daughter Anne Brookman, sister Alice Stevens, and son-in-law Timothy Daniels. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Carleen and Rod Masters of Elmira; daughter Dawn Daniels of Highland Falls NY; son-in-law Matthew Brookman of Elmira; grandchildren, Leah (Tony) Sease (Minister of God), John Brookman, Danielle (Yasser) Faikek, Kimberly (Edward) McGhee, Jeffrey Andrus, Christopher Daniels, Lindsay (Matthew) Salerius, Ryan and Jonathan Daniels; great grandchildren, Matthew, Cody, Chynna, Jade, Cherish, Quinn, Daniel, Isaiah, Jackson, Emily and Ellie; sister-in-law Harriet Thatcher of Elmira; niece, Sandra Hulett of Treasure Island, FL; several nephews. Leah had a long and varied working career. In her early work years, she was very involved as a union steward. Her last jobs were with Wegmans and Sam's Club where she loved the interaction with the customers. She was an avid Democrat and a longtime election inspector for Chemung County. Leah was involved with crafts and sewing most of her life. She was a longtime communicant of St. Patrick's Church and until the past few years was active in the social ministry and women's club of the parish. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Sunday, May 1, 2005 from 3:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, May 2, 2005 at 10:30 A.M. in St. Patrick's Church. Graveside committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Leah's memory may be directed to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester NY 14620.
65, of Van Etten, died Friday, April 3, 2009, at Bath VA Medical Center. He was born in Elmira, NY, April 17, 1943, the son of the late Leo Benjamin Lodeski and Irene Marie Wineski. He is survived by two sons, Jason Lodeski, Van Etten, and Jared Lodeski, Denver, CO; uncle and aunt, Robert and Betty Lodeski, Myrtle Beach, SC; aunt, Irene, Tucson, AZ; and cousins. Raymond retired from the U.S. Air Force. Friends may call from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 7, 2009, at Allen-Manzer Funeral Home in Spencer. Memorial Mass will be Wednesday, April 8, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Casimir's Roman Catholic Church, 1004 Davis Street, Elmira. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/7/2009
LOUY - HAIGHT, Rea Mae (Louy)
Age 80 of Corning, Monday Sep. 15, 2009 at home. She is survived by her devoted husband Donald J. Haight; daughter, Jeannette (Haight) Clark (Donald) of Corning; son, Roger Haight of Bradford; grandchildren Courtney and Quinton Clark. Friends are invited to attend a grave side service on Mon. Sept. 21 at 2:30 pm at Elmira Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in Star-Gazette on September 20, 2009
LOVE - SCANLIN
Barbara A. Love died unexpectedly at her home in Elmira on Thursday December 20, 2001. Born on November 11, 1943, Barbara was the daughter of Clarence L. and Cecilia Bednarek Love. Her husband, Paul Scanlin predeceased her in 1991. Following her graduation from St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing she was employed for both St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY and the National Institute of Health in Bethesda, MD as a Registered Nurse. Through out her life Barbara had a gift of caring for those in need. Surviving is her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mary and Dino S. Guerrera of Elmira, NY; and Bernadette M. and Paul Kingsley of Horseheads, NY and Venice, FL; and her brother, Father Lee Love of Waverly, NY along with nieces and nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway Southport, NY on Sunday, December 23, 2001 from 6-7 PM. Funeral services will take place there in the funeral chapel at the conclusion of visitation (7 PM) with her brother, Father Lee Love and the Reverend Pat Connor officiating. Graveside services will take place on Wednesday, December 26, 2001 in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY at 1PM.
Harry Retired Corning Inc. Employee Of Elmira, NY Thursday January 24, 2002 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his wife, Dorothy Lovejoy. Daughter, Sherry Lynne Lovejoy and 4 grandchildren. Harry retired from Corning Inc. and was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, January 28, 2002 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM with Funeral and Committal there Monday at 4:00. Interment will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
CLIFFORD L. LOWE age 69 of 707 West Sayre St., Horseheads, NY, Sunday, April 22, 1990. Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St., and Gr. Central Ave., Horseheads, Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be conducted at the funeral home Wednesday, 10 a.m. Interment, Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Southern Tier Hospice which will be greatly appreciated and acknowledge by Cliff’s family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/24/1990
William J. II Ann Page Retiree age 77 of 106 Laurel Lane Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday May 9, 2001 at home. Mr. Luhrs was born December 27, 1923 in Queens, New York the son of the late William J. and Florence Luhrs. Bill was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the U. S. Marine Corps on Iwo Jima. He played semi-pro baseball for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Bill was a retired supervisor for the Ann Page Company in Horseheads, NY. He was an avid golfer and worked as a starter at Soaring Eagles Golf Course. Bill also worked at The Domes for Elmira College after retiring from Ann Page. Mr. Luhrs was pre-deceased by his wife Florence Bailey Luhrs on February 19, 1992, his son William J. Luhrs III on December 24, 1993, and by his daughter Marguerite A. Luhrs on November 27, 2000. Mr. Luhrs is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: George J. & Pamela Luhrs of Apalachin, NY; grandsons: Christopher Luhrs and Matthew Luhrs both of Apalachin, NY; sister: Alice Carroll of New York City, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: William & Donna Bailey of Carlisle, PA and James & Stella Bailey of Fort Montgomery, NY; several nieces, nephews and a multitude of caring friends including a special niece Mary Pat (James) Kerner of New Jersey. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Friday May 11, 2001 from 11 AM to 1 PM . Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY will be held immediately following calling hours where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Luhrs.
LUKE –LORETTA SPENCER, age 89, of Horseheads, NY, passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Friday, March 27th 2015 at her home. Loretta was born on March 14th 1926 in Elmira, daughter of the late John and Anna Luke. Loretta was a great mother and loved to work in her yard, flower gardens, camping with family, reading and watching NASCAR and golf. She is survived by her sons, Bill (Edith) and Orrin III Spencer both of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Van Atta and Arlene Spencer; and brother-in-law, Harold Taylor. Loretta was predeceased by her husband, Orrin Jr. in 1994; grandson, Michael Spencer; and brothers, Walter and John "Sonny" Luke Jr. It was Loretta's wish that no services be held for her. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/31/2015
Victor E. Age 67 of 3600 Watkins Rd, Pine Valley, NY, died Sunday, January 6, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Victor was born in Elmira, NY, son of the late Bernard and Loretta (Wilcox) Lunduski. Victor served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. Survivors include wife, Janice (Mahood); sons, Ben and John D.; daughters, Lori Knapp, Louise Overacker and Angela Lunduski; brothers, Robert, Anthony, Bernard, Michael and Joe; sisters, Patricia Satterly, Mary Coley and Kathryn Held; 6 grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, January 9, 2002 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8 PM with Reverend Sidney Aldrich officiating. Interment will take place on Thursday, January 10, 2002 at 10 AM at the Woodlawn National Cemetery with Military Honors.
Leslie M. Wonderful son, husband, father, brother and uncle Age 52 of Prescott Ave. Elmira Heights, NY died Sunday, December 9, 2001 peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 6, 1949 in Washington, DC the son of Chester F. and Marian (Gilday) Lunner. He was preceded in death by his father Chester. Leslie married Marlene Hammond on September 6, 1969 in Elmira and have enjoyed 32 years of life and love together. He is also survived by: daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Brian Hatfield of Elmira Heights, NY; mother, Marian Lunner also of Elmira Heights, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Chet and Sandy Lunner of Alexandria, VA; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Alan Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY; mother-in-law, Virginia Hammond also of Elmira Heights, NY; nieces, Kristina Lunner of Washington, DC; Kimberly Lunner of Portland, ME; nephews, Joshua, Jonas and Brian Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY. Leslie retired from the USAF with the rank of Master Sergeant after 20 years of faithfully serving his country from 1968-1988. During his tour of duty he was stationed in various Air Force Bases throughout the world. They included: Minnesota, Okinawa, North Dakota, Virginia, Florida, Texas, Alaska and New York. Leslie was a distinguished and highly decorated Veteran. Of the medals he earned and honors he received, he was most proud of the Air Force Commendation Medal with 4 devices, National Defense Service Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal and was also a graduate of the Noncommissioned Officer Academy. Leslie greatly loved his family and expressed this often through teasing. His greatest joy came from teasing his sister. He was a life-long New York Yankee fan and as he surfed the Internet, developed a great love for the computer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Wednesday, December 12, 2001 from 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held there on Thursday at 10:00 AM. Southern Tier Hospice Chaplain Eleanor Haber will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Military Forces Honor Guard will accord Mr. Lunner full Military Honors. Memorial Donations in the name of Leslie M. Lunner may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.
LUPPOLD Manfred Luppold
Sgt. Major US Marine Corps (Retired), age 85 of Big Flats, died
Mon. Nov. 22, 2010. Services are tentatively being planned for Friday Nov. 26, 2010.
Age 85, of Big Flats, died
Mon. Nov. 22, 2010. He was born in White Haven, PA January 26, 1925. He was predeceased by his wife, Nancy Ely. Manfred is survived by his son, Manfred Karl and his wife, Randine of Denver, CO and their children, Alison Margaret and Karl Luther; his daughter, Cynthia Jane Alves and her husband, Matthew Alves of Kalamazoo, MI and their children, Louise, Martha, and Claire. Manfred is also survived by his wife, Florence Richel Foley Luppold and her children, Stephen and Holly Foley of Charlotte, NC, Marianne and Lester Reimsnyder III of Beaver Dams, NY, Joanne Foley of Florence, MT, Barbara and Mike Kohberger of Erin, NY, Karen (Ray) Thrall of Erin, NY, Joyce Hexum of Millport, NY, Kathleen (John Hedlund) Foley of Coldspring, NY; as well Florence's grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Manfred is retired from the US Marine Corps after serving 32 years. He is a survivor of the Battle for Iwo Jima and attended many Reunions of the 5th Marine Division with his comrade Marines who served through the 1945 battle. He was also retired after 24 years from Pfizer Laboratories and 9 years with St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Manfred was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats, NY, a member of the Horseheads Elks BPOE #2297, the National Warplane Museum and the E.J. Brewer Detachment of the Marine Corps League. Manfred was a volunteer of the American Red Cross and RSVP Advisory Board of Chemung County. Family and friends were invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. where his service followed at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Rick Price officiated. Burial service followed in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, where Military Honors were accorded by the E.J. Brewer Detachment Firing Squad. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may also remember Manfred with memorials to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave., Suite #2, Elmira, NY 14901. Star-Gazette- November 25, 2010
LUTHER Kern C.
Age 73, of Horseheads, NY, died Thursday, August 30, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Kern was born June 14, 1934, the son of Clinton and Ethel French Luther. He is survived by his children, Dale Luther, with wife Debbie, Clifford Luther, and Linda Luther, all of Horseheads; 5 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; and former wife and friend, Patricia Luther of Waynesboro, PA. Kern was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran, proudly serving his country during the Korean War. He was retired from Laborers' International Union of North America, Local 1358. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, September 4, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Military Honors will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family.
LYNCH - WOLFE, Mrs. Kathryn
Of 1402 N. Baldwin St., Saturday Sept 28, 1963. She was the widow of William B. Wolfe; a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mary Emmons and Mrs. Frances Gilbert, both of Elmira; son, William C. Wolfe of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. John Johnson of Elmira, Mrs. William Possett of Binghamton; four grandchildren. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours; today 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service Tuesday at 8:15 a.m. Requiem High Mass Tuesday at 9 a.m. at St. Cecilia’s Church. Woodlawn National Cemetery. Recitation of the Rosary Monday at 8 p.m. Elmira Sunday Telegram, Sunday September 29, 1963