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

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

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

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

 

Woodlawn National Cemetery Obituaries

MacGREGOR VanALSTYNE Margaret M.
Age 78, of Hillview Dr., Big Flats, and formerly a longtime resident of both Auburn and Florida, died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2008, at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. Margaret was born Aug. 29, 1930 in Scotia, the twin daughter to the late Alexander and Helen (Lockhart) MacGregor. She is survived by her husband of nearly 50 years, Robert VanAlstyne; daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Ritner Page of Big Flats and with whom they both resided; grandchildren, Hannah, Ethan, Micah and Rebekah; twin sister, Alexia McClure of Englewood, FL. Margaret and Bob were also predeceased by their son, Mark in 1983. She was a retired Kindergarten Teacher in the Auburn School District. Family and friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church of Horseheads, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008, from 2-3:00 p.m., where her service will follow in church at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Margaret with memorials to Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/18/2008

 

MAGILL Col. Henry F. USA Ret.
Age 81, of Horseheads and formerly of Murrells Inlet, SC, died Sunday Feb. 7, 2010. Henry was born on May 5, 1928, he was the son of the late Ora B. and Sally Jenkins Magill of Badin, NC, and he attended city schools in Concord, NC. He earned a BS degree in engineering from Clemson A&M College, and an MS degree in engineering from the University of Alabama. He was a Registered Professional Engineer. He was a graduate of the U.S. Army War College, Carlisle, PA. He was a veteran of the Korean and Vietnam wars and a member of the Berlin Brigade in Germany during the Cold War. Among his awards are the Bronze Star and the Legion of Merit. He was assigned to the Army Ballistic Missile Agency as Ade de Camp to Gen. Bruce Medaris, Commander, and was a member of the Werner Von Braun team that launched the first Free World satellite in 1958. He was a Paul D. Harris Fellow of the Huntsville, AL Rotary Club. Following his retirement from the U.S. Army in 1978, he worked in the aerospace industry in systems engineering and retired again in 1996 as Vice President of Coleman Research Corporation, Orlando, FL. From his retirement home in Murrells Inlet, SC he moved to Horseheads, NY in 2008. From the age of 12 he was an ardent golfer. He enjoyed being a volunteer tour guide at Brookgreen Gardens in Litchfield, SC and also served as chairman of the volunteers association at the USAF Rocket and Space Museum at Cape Canaveral, FL. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Janice Kirby Magill; daughter, Heather (Patrick) Donovan and granddaughters, Colleen and Shannon Donovan, all of Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs. Feb. 11, 2010 from 6-8:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated in the funeral home on Fri. Feb. 12, 2010 at 12:00 noon with interment to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.

MAHER
John Richard Sr. Machine Operator for Hilliard Corp. Age 61 of Kinyon Street, Elmira, NY, went home to be with his Lord on Saturday, October 6, 2001 peacefully at home. He was born January 17, 1940 in Elmira, NY the son of the late, Peter and Mary (Saginario) Maher. John married Carol Russell, May 11, 1963 in Elmira, at St. Cecilia'a Church. He is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Carol; sons, Ted Maher and his children, Sean, Jolean, Ted Jr. and Daniel Maher of Leesburg, VA; Peter and his wife, Sharon Maher of Elmira, NY, John Jr. and his wife, Kathy Maher and their children, Andrew, Katie and Danny Maher also of Elmira, NY; Michael Maher and Suzie West of Sterling, VA; brother, (best friend and caregiver) Jim and his wife, Diana Maher of Southport, NY and their children, Joe Maher of Charlotte, NC, Colleen Maher of Southport, NY, Patty (Bob) Howe of Elmira, NY, Pam (Todd) Curren of Gillett, PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Shirley and Tom Nellis of Corning, NY; sisters-in-law, Connie Reamer of Elmira Heights, NY and Barbara Hefferon of Waverly, NY; uncle, Stephen Fesh Sr. of Florida; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews and cousins. A host of friends, especially Tony (Angie) Tufillaro, Stan (Donna) Youmans, Fran (Joanne) Daugherty, Steve (Connie) Petris and his favorite companion, his dog, "Missy". John was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church and a member as well as the secretary/treasurer of the Southern Tier Reconciliation Choir. The Hilliard Corporation employed him where he has worked for the last 33 years. He was a Veteran of the US Army serving his country from 1960 to 1962, and was honorably discharged in 1966. John was an outstanding baseball player in the area. He played "Elmira Fast Pitch" softball for many years. Playing golf was one of his most favorite pastimes. He has been a long time fan of the Cleveland Indians baseball team. John was a devoted Christian who showed love, compassion and comfort to those who were in need of his presence. John also had a positive outlook on life and his struggle with cancer until the very end. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Services will be held there on Wednesday at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Paul Mather and Reverend John Bedzyk will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where full Military Honors will be accorded to Mr. Maher. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of John Maher may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave, Elmira, NY 14905.

JOHN P. MAHOSKY
 John P. (Shorts) Mahosky, 79, of Arnot, PA died Thursday, November 5, 1992 at home. He was a retired employee of Corning Glass Works, Corning, NY and a Marine veteran of WW II.  He served as Constable for Bloss Township for over 20 years. He is survived by brothers, Stanley of Wellsburg, NY and Walter of English Center, NY; sisters, Martha Thompson of Arnot, PA, Mary Baker and Josephine Mahosky, both of Wellsboro, PA, Theresa Hodder of Blossburg, PA and Anna Verdolini of Gillett, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. A Mass of Christian burial was held on November 7 at St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Arnot with the Rev. Thomas Shoback officiating and burial to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Arrangements were by the Drinkwine Funeral Home in Blossburg. (TGR, Thursday, November 12, 1992)


MAKOVITCH
John L. Age 76 Of Ashland NY Postal Supervisor for United States Postal Office Elmira NY died June 12, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in  Elmira NY. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Christine (Gary) Swimeley of Germantown MD, Jane Marie (Michael) Crowley of Plantation FL; son and daughter-in-law, John (Deborah) Makovitch of Elmira NY; 7  grandchildren; sisters, Mary (John) Mellor, Margaret Donahue both of Elmira NY, Theresa VanKeuron of Horseheads NY; brothers, Frank Makovitch of Horseheads NY, Victor (Annalee) Makovitch of Westminster MD; sisters-in-law, Mary Jane (Alan) Pratt of Elmira NY, Theresa (Marion) Czajkowski of Frederick MD; numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased in death by his loving wife, A. Josephine Makovitch; sister, Victoria Makovitch; brothers, Anthony Makovitch and Stanley Makovitch. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass  Saturday, June 17, 2000 at St. Mary's Church (Southside), 224 Franklin Street,  Elmira NY at 1:30 PM. The Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Private graveside services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors. John was a communicate of the St. Mary's Church. United States Postal Service Supervisor here in Elmira for many years.  John was a United States Army Veteran of World War II. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations in John's name to the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church Street, Elmira NY 14905. Services entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc

 

MAKOWIEC Paul J.

Age 88 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 8, 1924 in Elmira, son of the late Stanley and Mary (Kiczek) Makowiec and died Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife Gwendolyn on June 18, 1997, 4 brothers and 4 sisters. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Karen and Dr. Dino D'Onofrio of Webster, NY; son and daughter-in-law Martin and Patricia Makowiec of Elmira; grandchildren Kristen D'Onofrio of Webster, NY, Shelby and Thomas Makowiec of Elmira; great grandson Jayden of Elmira; sisters Theresa Hurley of Elmira and Loretta Deats of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews; dear friends George McGrain, Claire Bixby, and the morning coffee group at McDonald's. Paul retired from GE with 33 ½ years of service. He was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church where he served as an usher, volunteered at St. Casimir's Recreation Club for 33 years, most notably at bingo. As a veteran of WWII, he was on the first boat to land in France at Cherbourg Port and served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Post 154. Paul was an accomplished bowler, at age 82 he bowled a 300 game with an 823 series. At that time he was first in the state and fourth in the country for his age group to achieve this accomplishment. He was past president of the Elmira Bowling Assoc., member of the Elmira Bowling Assoc. Hall of Fame and served as secretary of many bowling leagues. He was head of the Youth Bowling League at Rossi Lanes, and worked the counter there for 20 years after his retirement. He was a member of the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame (softball), member of the PNA and the White Eagles Club where he also served as Secretary/Treasurer and volunteered for many years. An avid golfer, Paul played in the White Eagles Adult Golf League at the Mark Twain Golf Course and the GE Golf League. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, October 14th from 4 to 7 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, October 15th at 10:30 am, followed by his Mass of Christian Burial at 11 am in St. Casimir's Church. Rev. Scott Kubinski, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.    Star Gazette – October 13, 2012

 

MANDAGLIO - DOUD, Marie C.
Of Millport, NY, born December 17, 1921 in Newark, NJ, the daughter of the late Bartolomeo and Pasqualina Spano Mandaglio, died peacefully surrounded by her family on Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, at age 87. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Charles Doud, on February 13, 1991. She was employed by the Elmira Water Board for many years and regularly attended Big Flats Wesleyan Church. Her many interests included listening to polka music, cooking, and doting on her two grandsons. Surviving are her loving daughter and son-in-law, Marie C. and Stacy A. Casey of Millport, NY; grandsons, Thomas J. Strait of Centre Hall, PA, and Daniel J. Strait and Terrah Lewis of Millport; great-grandchildren, Alicia Hayes and Alexander Pronti; sister-in-law, Veronica Doud; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Marie is predeceased by her sister, Italia Milliken; brothers, Frank, Vince and Pete; brother-in-law, Lawrence Doud. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY, Wednesday, February 18, 2009, from 4 - 7:00 p.m., followed by her funeral service at 7:00 p.m. The Rev. Bern Lytle will officiate. Interment will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest next to her husband on Thursday, February 19 at 10:00 a.m.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/17/2009

 

MANN John C., Jr.
Age 46, of Lowman, NY. He was born January 3, 1962 in Elmira, son of John C., Sr. and Jacqueline (Byam) Mann, and died Wednesday, July 2, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was predeceased by his father in 2001; and is survived by his daughters, Shannon (Elliott Singleton) Mann-Adams and Ginger (Terry Roupp, Jr.) Mann, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Brandon John-James Mann, Dylan Burlew, Jacub Adams, Jordan and Shelby Singleton, Noah Mann, Annamae Mann-Roupp and Shaun Forsyth, Jr.; mother, Jacqueline Mann of Lowman; sisters, Tandelayo C. (Paul) Bellamy of England and Tina C. (Freeman, Sr.) Stephens of Lowman; along with several nieces, nephews; and his beloved dog, Kid. John was formerly employed with Sumirail and was a member of the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Dept. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, July 7th, from 1 to 2 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2008.

 

MAPES Harold C.

Age 95 of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, May 13th, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born here in Elmira on October 12th, 1916. The son of the late Charles Leon and Carrie M. (Burbage) Mapes. Surviving Harold are his loving daughters and sons-in-law: Carolyn (Phillip Barton) Mapes of Corning, NY, Janice (James) Stafford of Dansville, NY; son: Harold Mapes Jr. (Patty Allen) of Queensbury, NY; grandchildren, Michael (Joanna) Mallory, J.C. Mallory, Jillian Stafford, Megan (Kevin) Dengel, Kirsten (Devin) DeWitt, Melissa Mapes, Jonathan Mapes, Emily Mapes , Zachary Mapes, Alicia Flewelling; and 5 great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; and close friend James Mallory of Horseheads, NY. Harold was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Jane P. Mapes, in 2001. Harold was an Army veteran of World War II and served in the counter intelligence corps. He was an active member of the A.C.I.C.V. He retired from Trayer Products after 43 years, was a member of the American Legion, loved to play golf and took great pride in hand-crafting bamboo fly rods. He was a very loving father, grandfather, great grandfather and wonderful friend. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 Friday, May 18th, 2012 from 11:00AM to 12:00PM. Memorial services celebrating Harold's life will be held following the calling hours at 12:00PM. Military Honors will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery to honor Harold's personal sacrifices defending our freedoms around the world. Please make memorials to the local chapter of The First Tee of Corning, P.O. Box 1048, Corning, NY 14830.   Star Gazette – May 16, 2012

 

MARRONE - KEEFE, Mary T. Marrone
Age 76, of Elmira, died at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Sunday, July 12, 2009. Mary was born July 24, 1932, daughter of the late William and Grace Cornacchio Marrone. She is also predeceased by her daughters, Joella and Rose Marie Keefe, brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Patsy Marrone, brother William Marrone, sisters, Mary Mustico, Rosie Pabis, and Theresa Fusare. Mary is survived by her husband of 59 years, James C. Keefe, Jr.; children, with their spouses, Mary G. and Tom Kimble of Elmira, Carol A. Keefe of Elmira, William J. and Marianne Keefe of Elmira, Tina M. and Kevin Garling of Lowman, Joseph M. and Kathleen Keefe of Horseheads; 10 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Michael and Nancy Marrone of Elmira; sister and brother-in-law, Wilhemina and William Mack of Horseheads; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Catherine and John Kolanach of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Mary was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-gramma motts. She cherished the time spent with her family. Friends are invited to Mary's Memorial Mass on Wednesday, July 15, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Private interment will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2009

MARSH Loring H.
Of Elmira, NY died Saturday, January 24, 2009.   MARSH, Ethel W. Age 98 of Elmira, NY died Sunday, July 26, 2009.
Graveside Military Honors for both Loring and Ethel will be held on Friday, July 31st, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. All are welcome. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/29/2009

MARSH, Robert R., Sr.
Age 72, of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born November 29, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Hollis and Dorothy (Friends) Marsh and died Saturday, January 31, 2009, unexpectedly. He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Betty (Kingsley) Marsh; children and their spouses, Rebecca Liotino of Elmira Heights, Robert Jr. and Tracy Marsh of Summerville, 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; sister, Donna Manchester of Pine City; along with several nieces and nephews; best buddy, Walt Ersly of Horseheads. Mr. Marsh was a member and custodian of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. He retired from Anchor Glass; was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force; member and custodian of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post 154. He volunteered with many local organizations including the First Baptist Church (coffee hour after services), the Elmira Heights Little League, Elmira Community Free Kitchen and the Arctic League. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Thursday, February 5th, at 1 p.m. in the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira. Rev. Dennis Christiansen, his Pastor, will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Robert through donations to the Elmira Community Free Kitchen, c/o Catholic Charities, 215 E. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/2/2009 - 2/4/2009

MASHANIC - DONAHUE, Patricia A.
A lifelong resident of the Elmira area died
Thursday morning, March 25, 2010 at Elcor Health Services where she had been receiving care. Born on November 30, 1933 in Elmira, Patricia was the daughter of the late George & Mary Phieffer Mashanic. She married Robert Donahue on April 24, 1954 in St. Patrick's Church and he predeceased her on July 8, 1999. Patricia was employed for many years by Moore Business Forms. She enjoyed bowling and was a member of several local leagues. Patricia was a devoted mother and cherished time with her family. Surviving are her children, Robert J. Jr. (Mary) Donahue, Milwaukee, WI; Kelly K. Donahue, Portland, OR; Daniel M. (Donna) Donahue Newfield; Krista W. (Lou) Sauseda, Pacifica, CA; grandchildren, Breyanna, Abigail, Peter, Branigan with wife, Taryn, Jeff and Jordan; brothers, George (Barbara) Mashanic Elmira Heights; and John Mashanic, Horseheads; sisters-in-law, Marge Mashanic, Corning; Kathy Mashanic, GA. In addition to her parents and husband, Patricia was also predeceased by her siblings, Bob (Maureen) Mashanic, Charles Mashanic, Gene (Faye) Moorehess, Kay (John) Murphy and Joe Mashanic; sister-in-law, Donna Mashanic; nieces nephews. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, March 28, 2010 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. with the Reverend Richard Farrell officiating. Mrs. Donahue will be interred in Woodlawn National Cemetery with her late husband, Robert on Tuesday morning at the family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association , 435 E. Henrietta Rd. Rochester, NY 14620 in Patricia's memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.26.2010

MASLINSKI –MRS. MARY A. PELONE, 47 of 311 E. Thurston St., Thursday, June 20, 1963.  She was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church.  Survived by husband, Samuel D. Pelone; daughters, Mary Ann, Rose Maria and Betty Jane, all at home; brothers, Felix, Joseph, Anthony and Casimir Maslinski, all of Elmira.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 8:15 a.m.  Requiem High Mass in St. Cecilia’s Church at 9.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1963

JACOB R. (JAKE) MASON 407 oak St.; Saturday April 6, 1968.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral home Sunday 2-4, 7-9 where funeral will be held Monday 10 a.m., the Rev. Willie J. Wright.  Burial at Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Military honors will be accorded at the grave site.  He is survived by wife, Catherine B. Mason; two daughters, Denise and Monica, both at home; four sisters, Mrs. Neil Warren of Washington, D.C., Mrs. Alice Collins and Mrs. Julia Moses, both of Newport News, Virginia, Mrs. Virginia Williams of Petersburg, Virginia; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Mason was an employee of the Mark Twain Hotel and veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 4/7/1968

MASON - MAPES, Shirley Marie (Mason)
The family of Shirley Mapes is deeply saddened to announce her passing at the age of 82 on October 30, 2009 at home. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Kenneth Mapes, in 2001. Shirley and Ken married in 1945 and happily and lovingly raised six children. Shirley, prior to her retirement, was a lab technician for Eastern A.I., Inc. for several years. During the time she lived in North Lansing, NY she was a proud member of the North Lansing Volunteer Fire Department's Ladies' Auxiliary. Shirley's proudest accomplishment was her family. In addition to her six children, Shirley had 20 grandchildren and 29 great-grandchildren, all of whom she loved very much. Shirley and her husband Ken made the perfect match and throughout their marriage were known to be a loving, generous and fun loving couple. Throughout their life together, these traits brought them many wonderful and cherished friendships. Shirley also had many talents, including a beautiful singing voice, the creativity to make beautiful decorative wedding cakes, and the ability to make the best fudge in the world. But her greatest talent was her warm and generous heart. She will be greatly missed by her children, Betty (James) Bond of Hector, NY, Vicki (Sam) Presley of Kanona, NY, Karen Jo "Jody" (Carl) Randall of Sanford, NC, Kenneth Mapes, Jr. of Rochester, NY, Lois "Pixie" (Gary) Saberg of Livingston Manor, NY, and Lisa (Cal) Matsumoto of Washington, DC; as well as her sisters Lorraine Groat of Lansing, NY, Colleen Palmer of Horseheads, NY, Sheila Cartwright of Elmira, NY and Emma Dunmire of Ft. Myers, FL; and her two brothers-in-law, Gerald and Harold Mapes; her nieces, nephews, dear friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tues., Nov. 3, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will take place there on Wed. at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Woodlawn NationalCemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Shirley Mapes to the Alzheimer's Association , 225 N. Michigan Ave., Fl. 17, Chicago, IL 60601-7633.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 1, 2009

MASSEY John W., Sr.
Age 89, of Elmira, NY. He was born July 13, 1919 in Aden, NC, son of the late John W. and Alice (Bell) Massey, and died Monday, October 20, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his son, James "Jim" Massey in 1985; and is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Helen (Staviski) Massey; children and their spouses, John, Jr. and Echo Massey of Wellsburg, Barbara Massey of Alameda, CA, Dwight "Ike" Massey of Citrus Heights, CA, Debra and Raymond Schillo of Keeling, VA, Penny and Scott Henderson of Elmira; ten grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Massey retired from Chromalloy Glass, formerly Hires Turner Glass Co., in Elmira. He was a decorated WWII veteran, serving in the U.S. Army, and was an MP, deployed in the first wave of the invasion of Normandy; was a member of the American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights, the V.F.W. Post 901 Elmira, and was an avid woodworker. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, October 22nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Michael Weeden will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903, or New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 330 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/21/2008

MASTRONARDI - D'ALOISIO, Mary E.
Age 87, of Elmira, died at her home, with her loving family by her side, on Monday, March 17, 2008. Mary was born May 26, 1920, daughter of the late Cosimo and Lena Fragnito Mastronardi. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her husband of 60 years, Benny V. D'Aloisio, Sr., sister and brother-in-law, Antoinette and Vincent Terpolilli, and nephew James Terpolilli. Mary is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Barbara J. and J. William Limoncelli of Horseheads; son and daughter-in-law, Benny V., Jr. and Patricia D'Aloisio of Elmira; grandchildren, Jeffrey (Amy) Limoncelli of Elmira, Lisa Limoncelli of Snellville, GA, Kevin (fiancée Cheryl Riehle) of Davie, FL, Aimee (David) Decker of Elmira; great-grandsons, Nicholas and Michael Limoncelli, and Joseph Sabin; cousins, Josephine D'Aloisio, Grace D'Aloisio, and Mary Patelunas, all of Elmira, Amelia Palmisano of Endicott, Aldo (Mary) Mastronardi of Jamaica, NY, Rick (Anna) Salvatore of Glen Cove, NY, and Nick (Ida) M. Salvatore of Garden City, NY; niece Jeanne (Charles) Terpolilli Curtin of Greensville, OH; several other nieces and nephews in the Elmira and Endicott area. Mary worked at Sears-Roebuck as department head of housewares for many years. She and her husband, Ben were proprietors of "Mister D's Ristorante" (formerly "The Spaghetti Palace") in Horseheads. Mary was a long time active communicant of Blessed Sacrament Parish. She was a member of the Sacred Heart Ladies Society for 60 years, serving as president for three terms and also as secretary/treasurer. Mary was also a member of the Ladies of Charity for 50 years serving as chairperson of the Infant of Prague Committee. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, March 24, 2008 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 25, 2008 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Mary's memory may be directed to one of the following, Blessed Sacrament Parish, Ladies of Charity, or Southern Tier Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Mary's family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the following…Dr. Kimberly Kaffenbarger, Dr. Thomas Abderhalden, along with his wonderful staff, especially the nurses at Falck Cancer Center, Dr. Vincent LaDelia, Dr. Bruno Mazza, and a very special thanks to Southern Tier Hospice.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/18/2008 - 3/23/2008.

MASTRONARDI - D'ALOISIO, Mary E.
Services celebrating Mary's life were held Tuesday, March 25, 2008. A prayer service was held at McInerny Funeral Home at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Anthony's Church at 10:00 a.m. Father Walter Wainwright was the presider, Father Christopher Linsler concelebrated the mass. In honor of her many years of service, the Ladies of Charity and Sacred Heart Ladies formed an honor guard as Mary's casket was brought into and out of the church. Daughter Barbara Limoncelli placed the pall on her mother's casket, with Mary's son Benny V. D'Aloisio placing the cross. A Ladies of Charity sash was also placed on Mary's casket. Readings were given by granddaughter, Lisa Limoncelli, and great-grandson Nico Limoncelli. Father Wainwright read the gospel, delivered the homily, and led the prayers of the faithful. Offertory Gifts were presented by great-grandsons, Nico Limoncelli, Michael Limoncelli, and Joseph Sabin. A symbolic gift of rosary beads was also presented, honoring Mary's daily devotion of praying the rosary. Eucharistic ministers were daughter-in-law Patricia D'Aloisio, and family friend Carol Smith. Remarks of Remembrance were given by Barbara Limoncelli, and grandson Jeff Limoncelli. Music was led by organist Bob Walsh and soloist Sue Amisano. Committal prayers and interment followed at Woodlawn National Cemetery, where Mary was laid to rest with her beloved husband Ben. Pallbearers were grandchildren, Jeff and Amy Limoncelli, Lisa Limoncelli, Kevin D'Aloisio, Aimee and David Decker. After graveside services family and friends gathered at Bernie Murray's for a luncheon.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/24/2008 - 3/27/2008.

 

MATTHEWS RICHARD H. “DICK”

Age 75 of Painted Post, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday December 6, 2012.  Richard was born on November 8, 1937 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Frank L. and Vera Whiting Matthews Jr. and also pre-deceased by his brother Frank L. “Larry” Matthews.  He was a graduate of Horseheads High School and a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads.  Mr. Matthews served his country with the U.S. Air Force.  He  retired as a New York State Trooper in 1986 from the New York State Police in Painted Post, NY.  Dick is survived by his wife Dawn A. Rhoades Matthews whom he married on September 11, 1993; sons: Timothy Matthews of New Orleans, LA; Kirk Matthews of Phoenix, AZ; Patrick Matthews of Tumwater, WA; daughters: Belinda Helminger; Katherine Sequi both of Jacksonville, FL; Carolyn Cason of Pensacola, FL; step sons: David Vollgraf of Largo, FL; Jeffrey Vollgraf of Painted Post, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins and a special cousin Joan Mustico.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY.  Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY.   Corning Leader – December 8, 2012

 

MAULT - ANDERSON, Marilyn
Of Horseheads died Friday evening, March 13, 2009 at the home of her loving daughter and son-in-law, Sandy & Joe Slavin of Elmira following a lengthy illness at the age of 80. In addition to her daughter and son-in-law, Marilyn is survived by her grandchildren, Missy (Todd) Campell, Jim (Jamie) Slavin and Lynnette (Jason) Singer; several great grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including a very special niece, Bobbi (Roger) Hugg; nephew, Archie (Linda) Sturch and a special friend, Gilda Murdock who Marilyn thought of as another daughter. Marilyn was born on November 6, 1928 daughter of the late Charles & Henrietta Gill Mault. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Walter Conrad Anderson in 2002 following 50 years of marriage. She was also predeceased by her siblings, Alva, Eleanor, Arlene, Norma, Marcella, Myra and Buddy. Marilyn was employed by Gerold's Pharmacy in Horseheads for many years. Very social, she enjoyed shopping and playing Bingo with her friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday evening, March 17, 2009 from 6-8 p.m. Marilyn will be buried next to her husband, Walter in . Memorial donations may be directed to Four Paws Animal Rescue, 1978 Jackson Center Rd. Millerton, PA 16936 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in her memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/15/2009

 

MAYES Clarence I.

Age 92, of Jackson Creek Rd., Erin, NY, died Wed. June 22, 2011 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Clarence was born in Liberty PA in 1918. He was a veteran of WWII and retired welder from American Bridgeworks in Elmira Heights, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Rosella in 2010 and is survived by his son, Robert Mayes, also of Erin, NY.  At his request there will be no prior services. His burial service will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – June 26, 2011

 

MAYNARD Harold William Jr. "Webb"

Died Oct. 21, 2013 after a short battle with cancer at his winter home in Sebastian, Florida. Born on Jan. 27, 1934 he is predeceased by parents, Lena Newkirk & Harold William Maynard Sr.; half-brother, John Maynard; sisters, Barbara Dunn and Georgia Seagren, brothers-in-law, John Dunn and Gary Woodruff. Webb served in the Army from 1955 to 1957. After 27 years of service, he retired as Deputy Chief from the Elmira City Fire Department in 1993. He was the sole owner/operator of Webb's Auto Sales and Service from 1993 through 2011. An avid deer hunter, Webb also loved to scuba dive for many years. He also fulfilled a life-long dream of completing a functional two-man submarine in 1982, utilized for many years thereafter. He leaves behind his wife, Nellie E. Maynard of 56 years; sons, John Maynard and Troy Maynard; daughters, LeeAnn (Raymond) Novakowski and Kelly (Carl) Penziul; grandchildren, Chad Maynard, Raychel Benedict, Shane Austin, Katherine Novakowski, Samantha Novakowski, and Corey Stevens; great grandchildren, Raymond Benedict (better known to his great grandpa as Leroy), and Daren Stevens. He is also survived by brothers, Donald Wager and Hugh Hoff; sisters, Dolores Cleveland and Francis Woodruff; and many nieces and nephews. His family would like to thank Hospice of Sebastian, Florida for their wonderful care in his final days, and his extended Florida family at Whispering Palms for their assistance and friendship. In lieu of flowers please send donations in the memory of Harold Maynard to the VNA Hospice House, 901 37th St. Vero Beach, Florida 32960. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira On Sat. Oct. 9, 2013 between the hours of 1-3 and 5-8 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 8:15 p.m. Mr. Maynard will be interred in the Columbarium Wall of Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.  Star Gazette – November 3, 2013

 

McCARTY - NEAGLE Lela E. (McCarty), Lela was born Nov. 20, 1913 in Elk, Washington, daughter to the late James and Mattie Prater (Cromwell) McCarty and died at the age of 94 on Mar. 3, 2008 in Montour Falls, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Clair J. Neagle in 1994. She is survived by her daughter and son, Janice (Eldon) Osterhout of Elmira, NY, James Neagle of West Hollywood, CA; granddaughters, Stacey, Marie and Michelle; seven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Lela was retired from Birds Eye Cannery. She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother. Her interment service will take place at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home Horseheads.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/14/2008 - 3/16/2008.

McCAULLIFFE Edward P., Sr.
Age 62 of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at the VA Hospital, Bath, NY. He was predeceased by a son, Anthony McCaulliffe and infant daughter, Tracy McCauliffe. He is survived by his daughter, Lisa Forsyth of Wilson, NC; son, Edward P. McCaulliffe, Jr. of Elmira; grandchildren, Shaun and Joanne Forsyth, Kenneth Forsyth III all of Elmira, Joseph Forsyth of Elmira Heights, Edward McCaulliffe, III and Tracy McCaulliffe both of Elmira; great grandson, Shaun Forsyth, Jr. of Elmira; former wife, Sandy McCaulliffe of TX. Edward was a veteran serving in the U.S. Navy during Vietnam. He retired from Trayer Products. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Thursday, October 22nd at 12 noon at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 21, 2009

WILLIAM W. MCCOY, of the Endless Mountains Personal Care Home, died of natural causes on May 9, 2003 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre.  Mr. McCoy had resided at the Keystone Manor in Sayre, prior to residing at Endless Mountains after going to Sayre from Canton, PA.  Mr. McCoy was a WWII Veteran, serving in combat in the South Pacific during the conflict, as a heavy machine gunner.  He had worked as a cook in Philadelphia after returning from the military service, and prior to coming to Northern Pennsylvania.  There are no known relatives.  Interment was at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.

McCREIGHT James
Age 69 of Big Flats, NY died Friday, September 5, 2008, at the Corning Hospital in Corning, NY. James was born on January 27, 1939, in Elmira, NY, to the late Walter and Ida (Forsberg) McCreight James served our country in the United States Army during Vietnam. Survivors include his sister, Lois (Thomas) Hamilton of CA; wife, Patricia; children, Jeffery (Lynn) Wandell of FL, Jackie (Harry) Radford of Big Flats, Pamela Pronti of CT and Andy Wandell of Pine Valley, NY; Grandchildren, Jessica, April, John, Matthew, Elizabeth, Aaron, Jordan, Jason, Dana and Damien; seven great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to Woodlawn National Cemetery on Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 11 AM for a committal service and full military honors for James.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/7/2008

 

McGAFFIC Sara M. Doyle

Of Elmira, NY - Was born December, 6, 1928 in Rochester, PA the daughter of the late Glenn and Dorothy (Patterson) McGaffic, died on Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 82. Her loving husband, Richard S. Doyle, predeceased her. She is survived by her devoted son, Kenneth Doyle; brother, Glenn and his three children and their families; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins; also survived by her dearest friend, Edna Emrick from New Brighton, PA with her five girls and their extended families. Her faithful dog "Trixie" also survives her. Sara's last work place was AFI Cybernetics Corp., Elmira, where she did the payables for her son from 1983 to 2007. She was a longtime member of the Riverside United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, May 24, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. The Reverend Michael Weeden will officiate. She will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn National Cemetery with her beloved Richard at a time convenient for her family.  Star Gazette – May 23, 2011

 

McKAY Lois B. Griff 

Of Elmira, NY - Was born July 19, 1917 in Nunda, NY, the daughter of the late Norman and Blanch (Harris) McKay, died peacefully on Thursday, September 6, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 95. Her loving husband of 52 years, George H. Griff, predeceased her July 15, 1992. She was also preceded in death by her in-laws, Joseph and Mary Griff, John and Mildred Griff, Margaret and Leo Luke, Mary and Roger Wheeler and Gertrude and Alfred Honan. She is survived by special nieces and caregivers, Kathy Dennison and Roxanne Sullivan, as well as several other nieces and nephews. Lois retired from Ray Jewelers after many years of dedicated service as their bookkeeper. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, September 9, 2012, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved George at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 Star Gazette – September 7, 2012

 

McPHERSON - BIGGS
Eleanor McPherson Age 81 of Elmira died unexpectedly on Monday, January 14, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Eleanor, daughter of the late Charles W. and Florence Bundy McPherson, was predeceased by her husband of fifty-six years, John C. "Jack" Biggs and son, Walter M. Biggs. She is survived by her son, J. Christopher Biggs, Jr. of Geneseo NY; daughter and son-in-law, Mary Beth and Bruce Brazill of Bunn NC; grandchildren, Adam and Jonathan Williams and Ryan and Andrew Brazill; brother and sister-in-law, Walter B. and Marjorie MacPherson of Elmira; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Margaret and Peter Snedeker of Ferrum VA; sister-in-law, Betty Biggs of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. bfFriends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, January 16, 2002 from 4:00 P.M. to 6:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, January 17, 2002 at 10:00 A.M. with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Eleanor was a long time communicant of St. Patrick's Church. Donations in her memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or a charity of one's choice.

 

Mc QUAID Robert W.
Town of Elmira Resident - Was born March 6, 1924 in Baldwinsville, NY, the son of the late John and Elizabeth (Remonda) McQuaid, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, January 26, 2009, at St. Joseph's hospital at the age of 84. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to gather at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 West Church Street Elmira, NY, on Friday, January 30, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. for a Memorial Mass. The Reverend Jeremiah Moynihan will celebrate Robert's Mass. Interment will take place in the spring at the convenience of his family in Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Marine Corps League will accord Mr. McQuaid Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 505 North Parkway, Box # 3704, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/29/2009

 

MEAGHER Thomas "Poppa"

Age 72 of Horseheads, NY. He was born August 21, 1938 in Elmira, son of the late William J. and Catherine P. (Keefe) Meagher and died Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at Elcor Health Services after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his wife Judy on February 2, 2009 and is survived by his children and their spouses, James and Bobbi Jo Meagher of Elmira; Keough and Bruce Hallock of Horseheads; grandchildren Christian and Riley Meagher, Kaycie Hallock; brother and sister-in-law William and Eleanor Meagher of FL along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Tom was a Corrections Officer and retired as a lieutenant with the Elmira Correctional Facility and was later employed with the U.S. Postal Service. He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad St., Horseheads on Monday, April 25th from 9 to 10 am. His Memorial Mass will begin at 10 am. Rev. Christopher Linsler, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – April 21, 2011

 

MEDOVICH James Joseph

Elmira: Age 74, formerly of Binghamton, died Tuesday, April 12, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. James was born in Binghamton, a son of the late John and Helen (Fitzgerald) Medovich. He was predeceased by his first wife Sandra Jean (Woollett) Medovich. James is survived by his wife Joyce Trifoso-Medovich; his brother Jack "Ace" Medovich with wife Dee of Binghamton; children, Jimmy Medovich and fianc?e Kathleen of Endicott NY, Kelly Bridges and husband Ray of Lakeland FL, Scott Medovich and wife Heather of Harpursville NY, and Etti Medovich of Binghamton; grandsons, Robby, Cody, Travis and Nicholas; granddaughters, Shelby, Saleen, Ghia and Sara; father-in-law Alfred Spallone of Elmira; stepchildren, Paul Trifoso, Beth Borgna, Susan Reed, Lynn Iannone and their families; several nieces, nephews and cousins. James is also survived by his faithful canine companion "Millie". He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War. James worked for Singer-Link in Binghamton for over 20 years. He later worked for National Computer in Apalachin from where he retired. James was a graduate of St. Paul's High School and Broome Community College. He was an avid bowler for 50 years and was a junior bowling coach at Brandywine Bowl in Binghamton NY. James loved to sing and he was a member of the choir for Blessed Sacrament Church in Johnson City NY. He loved doing puzzles of all kinds. A big fan of sports and NASCAR, James will leave behind many friends that he made through his journey of life. He was a great man and will be dearly missed. Services will be held in both Elmira and Binghamton. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church, corner of W. Clinton St. and Park Place in Elmira, on Monday, April 18, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. A Memorial Mass will be held at Church of the Holy Family, 3600 Phyliss Street, Endwell NY, on Tuesday, April 19, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Donations in James' memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira.  Star Gazette – April 15, 2011

 

MEISENHELTER Glenn James Meisenhelter Sr

87, of 507 William St., Towanda, Pa., died early Tuesday morning, Nov. 26, 2013 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of Memorial Hospital, Towanda, Pa. Glenn was born Oct. 4, 1926 in York, Pa., one of 11 children of Ellis and Emma Sweitzer Meisenhelter. He was a graduate of Dover High School, Dover, Pa., in the class of 1944 and later in that same year enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served during World War II. On June 4, 1950 he married Sally Smith in York, Pa. Glenn received his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Gettysburg College in 1952 and was subsequently employed by GTE Sylvania in Towanda from 1952 until his retirement in 1985.Glenn was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Towanda, Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 and the post's World War II Last Man's Club, Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568, Towanda, Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, Towanda Gun Club and the Towanda Country Club. Glenn loved playing golf and bowling, playing cards and watching football. He is survived by his devoted wife of 63 years, Sally Meisenhelter, at home; children Cathy M. Meisenhelter of Athens, James E. Meisenhelter of Hollywood, Fla., Glenn J. Meisenhelter Jr. of Margate, Fla.; sister Amanda Sloterbeck of Comar, Ga.; and brothers Charles Meisenhelter of Shawnee, Kansas, Arvil Meisenhelter of York, Pa.; brother-in-law James W. Smith of York, Pa., as well as numerous, nieces, nephews and cousins. A private interment service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. Arrangements are under the direction of the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa. There are no calling hours. Contributions may be directed to the First United Methodist Church, 105 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848 or to a charity or organization of one's choice in Glenn's memory.  Towanda Daily Review – November 27, 2013

 

MERSHIMER Edith Jeannette
Edith J. Fanning, 81, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the Green Home.   She was a retired nursing supervisor at the Green Home and was a U.S. Navy veteran.  Survivors include her children, James Fanning of Corning, N.Y., Robert Fanning of Tampa, Fla., Susan Cleveland of Wellsboro, Rhonda Iacuzzo of Fort Collins, Colo.; a step-son, David Fanning of Fort Collins; sisters, Doris Turner of Tampa, Jean Day, Lois Mershimer, Eleanor Judge, all of New Castle; brothers, Richard Mershimer of Sharon, Pa., John Mershimer of New Castle.  Calling hours are from 9-10 a.m. Thursday, July 10, at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, South Main Street, Mansfield.  Services will be held there following calling hours at 10 a.m., the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

MERSHIMER Edith Jeannette
Age 81, died on Saturday, July 5, 2008, in the Green Home, Wellsboro, PA, after a valiant effort against Alzheimer's. Edith was born June 2, 1927 in Princeton, PA, a daughter of Charles and Eva (Forbes) Mershimer. She graduated from New Castle Hospital School of Nursing in 1947, and retired in 1991 from The Green Home Nursing Home as an RN Supervisor. She was a Navy wife for 27 years. Edith was an avid golfer and belonged to the Tyoga Country Club, and was a member of the Presbyterian Church of Wellsboro. She enjoyed her family, reading, golf, and crossword puzzles. Edith was a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend and will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. Edith is survived by her children, James (June) Fanning of Corning, NY, Robert Fanning of Tampa, FL, Susan (Robert) Cleveland of Wellsboro, PA; stepson, David (Carol) Fanning of Fort Collins, CO; stepdaughter, Rhonda Iacuzzo of Fort Collins, CO; grandchildren, Christopher (Paula) Fanning of Troy, NY, Erin (Andrew) Hughson of Big Flats, NY, Brian, Jonathon, Eric, Alexis, Andy, Garrett, Dylan and Crystal; a great-grandchild, Maredith Hughson; sisters, Jean Day, Lois Mershimer, Eleanor Judge, all of New Castle, PA, and Doris Turner of Tampa, FL; brothers, Richard Mershimer of Sharon, PA, John (Sis) Mershimer of New Castle, PA; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Barbara and Charles Baldwin of Troy, PA; several nieces and nephews. Edith was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Graydon; her sisters, Helen Ayres and Edna Biddle; and her brother, Joseph Mershimer. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 10, 2008, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday at the funeral home with the Rev. Eugene Charsky officiating. Inurnment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in Edith's memory to The Green Home, 37 Central Ave., Wellsboro, PA.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/6/2008.

 

MESSANAN Veronica F. Alexandersen

Age 90 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday December 12, 2012. Veronica was born on July 12, 1922 in Manhattan, NY the daughter of the late Benjamin and Mary Cash Messana. She was a retired Cafeteria Hostess from the Horseheads Central School District. Mrs. Alexandersen married her husband Carl Albert Alexandersen on April 16, 1955 and he pre-deceased her on December 2, 1997 after 42 years of marriage. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Veronica is survived by her son and daughter-in-law: Kevin Alexandersen and Becky Blair of Clevelend, OH; daughter and son-in-law: Diane and Harris Bruch of Herndon, VA; grandchildren: Ashley Alexandersen and Blair Alexandersen; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday December 17, 2012 from 12 Noon-1 PM. Mrs. Alexandersen's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 PM. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – December 14, 2012

 

MESUCH Scott David
Formerly of Gillett, PA
Age 34 of Halifax, PA, died unexpectedly April 30, 2008 as a result of an automobile accident. He is survived by mother, Joyce Allen Mesuch (Steve Bennett) of Gillett, PA; and fiancée, Wendy Roe of Halifax, PA, unborn daughter, Marissa Anne Mesuch; stepson, Nicholas Roe of Halifax, PA; uncles, Gene (Jeanne) Mesuch of Elmira, NY, Richard D. (Debra) Allen of Pine City, NY; aunt, Bonnie (Jim) Kelley of Horseheads, NY; grandfather, Elbert Allen of Elmira, NY; several cousins; his father, David Lynn Mesuch; grandparents, Walter and Stella Mesuch, grandmother, Mary Allen, predeceased him. Scott loved his work and was a foreman with Leon E. Wintermyer, Inc., of Etters, PA. He was an avid NASCAR fan; his favorite driver was Jeff Gordon. He loved motor sports of all kinds and was always seen at the track. Two of his favorite NHRA drivers were John Force and Steve Kinser. Scott was a warm, loving and wonderful stepfather to Nicholas and was looking forward to spending time with his future daughter, Marissa, who will be born in June. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., at 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday, May 3, 2008, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. with funeral and committal service there at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday at 4:00 pm. The Rev. Patrick Holder will celebrate Scott's service. The Chemung County Military Honor Squad will accord Mr. Mesuch Military Honors at the funeral home. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family at the Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/2/2008

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MILLER George W. "Pete"
Age 88, of South Ave., Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, August 20, 2008, at his home with his loving family by his side. George was born on June 5, 1920 in Elmira to the late George and Lula Miller. George served our country in the United States Army during WWII and retired from Remington Rand after many years of service. Survivors include his daughters, Beverly (Donald) Ripley and Patricia A. (Donald) Horn; sons, Robert W. (Jane), George T. (Beverly), Thomas E. (Nancy), David R. and Kevin A. (Mary); brother, Donald Decker; nine grandchildren, many great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. George was predeceased by his wife, Jane A. in 1993. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, August 26, 2008, from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 2 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Full Military Honors.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/22/2008

 

MILLER Kengla Wolfe Miller

age 83, died on Tuesday, November 27, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness.  He will be missed by all that know him.  He was an avid truck driver until he retired at the age of 71. He loved to watch western movies and read his Bible. In his youth he loved to fly planes and ride motorcycles. He also served in the Armed Services during the Korean War. Today he is survived by his wife Jane (Betty) Miller; and his children: Samantha Miller, Sharon Gallo, Janetta (Jake) Baker and two sons Ronald Miller and Kenneth Miller; brothers Robert Miller and Ronald Miller; three sisters Elissa (Clinton) Davis, Pat Cole and Yvonne Miller; his grandchildren Christian, Emma, Lilly, Lexi and Kaylynn; as well as many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded by his father George Miller, his mother Marion Miller, his brothers Paul Miller and Donald Miller and his sister Michelle Crane.  The celebration of Kengla’s life will be at 1 p.m., on Monday, December 3, 2012 at the First Church of God on 416 N. Keystone Ave. in Sayre, Pa. A gathering will follow the memorial service at the church. The family will then be having a private burial at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Arrangements by the Blauvelt Funeral Home.    Sayre Morning Times – November 30, 2012

 

MILLER -  DeRico, Mary Miller "Micky"
A longtime resident of the Southside died Saturday afternoon, October 4, 2008 at her home following an illness in the care of her loving family. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband of 49 years, James DeRico, together they raised a loving and caring family. Mary treasured her life she spent with James. Mary was also predeceased by grandsons, Jamie and Mathew; mother and father, Harold & Gladys Miller; brothers, Frank and Fred Miller; several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; great aunt and uncle, Chuck & Eleanor Huntly; and her son-in-law, Ron Dallas. Mary was a member of Southside Baptist Church where she attended for many years. She was employed by the Remington-Rand until meeting her husband Jim and starting a family. Mary was a loving wife and mother. She was a Brownie and Girl Scout Leader at Riverside School and "Best Mom Chauffeur in Town". She is survived by her children, James DeRico, Gladys DeRico and Mary Ellen Dallas all of Elmira; and her "adopted" daughter, Sharon Haner; grandchildren, Ronnie Dallas, Heather (Jason) Rehkopf, Jim Dallas, Kenny Dawson, Dennis Dawson, Marie (Mike) Rice, Jesse (Amanda) DeRico, Samantha DeRico and Joey Solometo; 13 great grandchildren, a sister, Eleanor "Pat" Ham; sisters-in-law, Caroline Miller and Josephine Thompson all of Elmira; nieces, nephews, neighbors, family friends and "Spot" her loyal companion. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, October 8, 2008 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Thursday morning 10 a.m. with her pastor and friend the Reverend David Daniels officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira where Mary will be buried next to her beloved Jim.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/5/2008 - 10/6/2008

 

MILLER -  VIRGINA EVANS
Virgina V. Evans, 77, Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, February 27, 1991 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital in Elmira. She is survived by her husband, Raymond; children, Robert (Carolyn) Gee of Granville Summit, PA; Charles (Joan) Gee of San Diego, CA, Charlotte (Tom) Eskew, also of San Diego, CA, Nelson (Nancy) Gee of Apalachin, NY and Wayne Gee of Elmira, along with 21 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services were held March 2 at the Barrett Funeral Home with the Rev. Harry S. Morgan officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to her husband, Raymond (714 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY 14845). (TGR, Thursday, March 7, 1991)

 

MILLER William L.
Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 28, 2010 at Elcor Health Services. He was born on May 28, 1929 in Elmira Heights, NY to the late Ernest and Hazel (Thomas) Miller. William was predeceased by his son, Michael Miller in 1995. He is survived by his loving wife of 46 years, Ruth (Coakley) Miller of Elmira; sons, Donald (Cathy) Cook of Elmira, William Miller of Elmira and Steven Miller of Bloomsburg, PA; daughter, Sherrylyn Miller of Elmira; sister, Dorothy (Edward) Taylor of Elmira Heights; nine grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. William was a veteran of the US ARMY and retired from Schweizer Aircraft after 39 years of service. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for William on Friday, July 2nd at 10 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, with full military honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 1, 2010

 

MITCHELL Louis B.

Age 85 of Elmira died Monday September 9, 2013 at his home in the care of his loving family. Born on June 17, 1928 in Long Beach, CA, Louis was the son of the late Robert & Velma Henry Mitchell. He served in the US Navy during the Korean Conflict. Louis married Nancy Schellevis on July 27, 1957 in Odessa. He was employed by Thatcher Glass for over 30 years. His interests included gardening, camping and stamp collecting. Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion of 56 years, Nancy Schelleuis Mitchell, Elmira; daughters, Deborah Nihill, St Charles, MO; Rebecca Crawford, Port Byron; Laura Metcalf, Cicero; grandchildren, Janice & Ed Nihill, Matthew & Chelsea Crawford, and Heather & Meagon Metcalf; great grandchildren, Noah & Carson; nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Louis was predeceased by his daughter, Carol Mitchell. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Fri. Sept. 13, 2013 from 12 noon - 1 p.m. services will follow at 1 p.m. with his pastor, the Rev. Leanne Zeck officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and requests memorials be directed to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY 14903 or Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox St. Elmira, NY 14901 in Mr. Mitchell's memory.  Star Gazette – September 11, 2013

 

MITCHELL Franklin L.
Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 26, 2009, at home. Frank was predeceased by his father, Oran Mitchell Jr. Survivors include his mother, Shirley (Wilcox) Mitchell of Elmira; brother, Wayne (Deborah) Mitchell of Horseheads; sister, Cheryl (Louis) Kosloski of Horseheads; brother, Kevin (Elizabeth) Mitchell of Niagara Falls, NY; special friend, Earlene Mitchell of OK; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 31st from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Frank will take place there at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors.  Published in Star-Gazette on December 29, 2009

MITCHELL ORAN T.
Age 67 of 909 Spruce St. Elmira, NY, Thursday, April 17, 1997 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. He was born December 19, 1929 to Oran & Anna Mitchell. He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Wilcox); sons & daughters-in-laws Frank & Earlene of Oklahoma City, Ok, Wayne & Debbie of Horseheads, NY, Kevin & Elizabeth of Niagara Falls; daughters & son-in-law Cheryl & Louis Kosloski of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Edward of Big Flats, NY, Clifford of South Carolina & Jack Lattin of Horseheads, NY; sister Lillian Dashno of Auburn, NY; 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren 1 step great grandchild along with several nieces & nephews. Mr. Mitchell was retired from the U.S. Air Force & was employed with A&P Foods for 12 years. Family & friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Friday, April 18 from 7-9 PM. Funeral & Committal Services will follow at 9 PM. Rev. Larry Parker will officiate. Interment will take place Monday April 21, 1997 at 10:00 AM in Woodlawn National Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette

MILTON Joel M. Milton
Age 50, recently returned to his hometown of Elmira to spend his remaining days with family and friends after being diagnosed with a terminal illness. A beloved son and brother with an endearing nature survived by his mother, Lucinda Wade Milton; sister, Pamela L. Milton; and brothers, Craig R. Milton and Scott W. Milton. Joel served his country proudly for sixteen years in the US Navy. He will be placed in the Columbarium at Woodlawn National Cemetery on a later date to be determined by the family. Rock and roll lost a huge fan. You left us too soon and we will miss you more than you could imagine, yeah man.  Star Gazette - December 28, 2010

MIZIO Al E.
Age 68 of Davenport Rd. died Friday, March 10, 1995 at the Buffalo V.A. Hospital. He was born November 23, 1926 in Wellsboro, PA the son of Steve & Natalie Mizio. He married Carrie Kiser in Big Flats on January 24, 1953. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII & retired from the Operators Engineers Local 832 out of Rochester, NY. He was a member of the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department, the Big Flats American Legion Post & the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by his wife Carrie Mizio; two sons; Harry “Gene” Mizio of Big Flats, George Mizio of Empire, Co.; two brothers: Ronald Mizio of Clayton, NC, Edwin Mizio of Americus, Ga. & many nieces & nephews. A reception will be held in Al’s memory at the Big Flats Fire Hall Tuesday, March 14, 1995 from 5-9 PM. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial donations may be made in Al’s name to the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Department or the Big Flats American Legion. Arrangements are with the Hills Funeral Home in Big Flats.

 

MOORE Thomas Henry

of Elmira, NY died peacefully on November 16, 2012 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Tom was born August 20, 1939 in Elkland, PA, a son of the late Benjamin and Martha Jeffers Moore. Tom served his country honorable with the US Army, was employed by Hardinge as an electrician and was an avid outdoorsman. He was predeceased by his brothers, Philip, Francis, and Jack Moore; sisters, Pearl Flewellyn, Loretta Harrington, and Donna Moore; father-in-law, Walter Spencer and brother-in-law, Kent Spencer. Tom is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Kathy Jo Spencer Moore; sons, Mark, Kevin, Sidney and Francis Moore; eight grandchildren; sisters, Shirley (Gordon) Lechner; brothers, Lloyd (Sigrid) Moore, Benjamin (Judy) Moore; mother-in-law, Mary Spencer; sisters-in-law, Sandi (Rick) and Joan (Larry) and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to Tom's services at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 1PM with military honors. Tom's ashes will be placed in the columbarium immediately following in honor of his military service.    Star Gazette – November 20, 2012   

 

MORETTI - KILMER, Clara B.
Loving wife, mother and grandmother - Was born September 6, 1920 in Giulianello, Italy the daughter of the late Luigi and Altemira (Zampi) Moretti, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 89. Her beloved daughter, Carol L. Perry, on July 30, 1992 predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband with whom she spent 67 wonderful years of life and love with, Harold J. Kilmer; beloved son, Kirk L. Kilmer of Painted Post, NY; sisters, Inez McCauley of Niagara Falls, NY; Leona Moretti of Sayre, PA; much loved grandchildren, Craig (Rebecca) Perry, Curt Perry, Cristen (Mike) Kwiatkowski, Joseph Kilmer and Michael Kilmer; adored great grandchildren, Mitchell and Morgan Perry; along with several nieces and nephews. Clara was a former employee of the Remington Rand Corp. and retired from the A&P Company in Horseheads, NY after several years of dedicated service. Clara was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 2:00 to 3:00PM. A Memorial Service honoring Clara's life will follow the visitation at 3 PM. The Reverend Jeffrey Tunnicliff will celebrate her services. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.  Published in Star-Gazette from December 9 to December 10, 2009

MORETTI - Clara B. Kilmer, 89, died Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  She had retired from the A&P Company in Horseheads and had also worked for Remington Rand Corp. Survivors include a son, Kirk L. Kilmer of Painted Post and two sisters, Inez McCauley of Niagara Falls and Leona Moretti of Sayre, Pa.  Calling hours are 2-3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Saturday, the Rev. Jeffrey Tunicliff officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Was born September 6, 1920 in Giulianello, Italy the daughter of the late Luigi and Altemira (Zampi) Moretti, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, December 8, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 89. Her beloved daughter, Carol L. Perry, on July 30, 1992 predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband with whom she spent 67 wonderful years of life and love with, Harold J. Kilmer; beloved son, Kirk L. Kilmer of Painted Post, NY; sisters, Inez McCauley of Niagara Falls, NY; Leona Moretti of Sayre, PA; much loved grandchildren, Craig (Rebecca) Perry, Curt Perry, Cristen (Mike) Kwiatkowski, Joseph Kilmer and Michael Kilmer; adored great grandchildren, Mitchell and Morgan Perry; along with several nieces and nephews. Clara was a former employee of the Remington Rand Corp. and retired from the A & P Company in Horseheads, NY after several years of dedicated service. Clara was a faithful communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, December 12, 2009 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM. A Memorial Service honoring Clara's life will follow the visitation at 3 PM. The Reverend Jeffrey Tunicliff will celebrate her services. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society 1316 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901.

 

MORGAN Duane M.

Of Erin, NY, died peacefully with his family by his side on Thursday afternoon, August 29, 2013 at the age of 81. Duane was born January 10, 1932 in Wheelerville, PA a son of the late Daniel and Bertha Vargeson Morgan. He served his country honorably with the US Air Force, was a avid hunter, fishermen and woodworker. He belonged to the Bucktail Rod and Gun Club and retired from Schweizer's after 30 plus years. Duane is pre-deceased by his wife Annalee Wheeler, granddaughter Amy Jo Foster as well brothers, Leslie, Raymond and sister, Agnes. He is survived by his children, Sharon Corter, Linda McWhorter, Gayle (Walter) Foster and Tammy Morgan; step-daughters, Kim VonNeida and Christylee (Mike) Ruggiero; 9 grandchildren; 4 step grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren; 6 great step grandchildren; brother, Vernon Morgan; sisters, Vivian Kieffer and Arlene Biichle; several other family member and numerous good friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, September 1, 2013 from 2-4pm with a Funeral Service with Meredith Tifft immediately following. A graveside Service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Thursday, September 5, 2013 at 10am with Full Military Honors. Those wishing to remember Duane may do so through memorial contributions to American Cancer Society, PO Box 1000, East Syracuse, NY 13057-4551 or Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – August 31, 2013

 

MORRELL LTC Paul A.
U.S. Army Retired, age 98, completed the final chapter of his life on Sunday, August 29, 2010, at Sims State Veterans Nursing Home. Paul was born in Elmira, NY on October 12, 1911, the 2nd son of Anthony J. and Gertrude Kuhne Morrell. He attended St. Casimir's grade school, and graduated from Elmira Free Academy. Paul worked in the family tailor shop as a model, and later worked at the Thayer Hotel in Highland Falls, NY outside the United States Military Academy at West Point. In 1940, he enlisted in the United States Army, and upon completion of Officer Candidate School in 1942, he was commissioned a second lieutenant. He served in a variety of assignments in the United States, Korea, and Germany. He retired from the Army in 1966. He subsequently worked for, and retired from Sears, Roebuck & Company in 1976, and later moved to Florida. Paul was an active member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Parish of the Hulbert Field Chapel. He was a lay Eucharistic minister, reader, altar server, and godfather to numerous parishioners for over 25 years. He was also an active member of the Ft. Walton Beach Bonsai Society from 1985 until 2004. Paul is predeceased by his wife Ruth (November, 1988), parents Anthony and Gertrude, brothers, Joseph, Edmund, Carl, Jerry, Anthony Jr., John, and Thomas. Paul is survived by one brother, Donald (Margaret); and sister, Pauline Nybeck; sons, Dirk of Atlanta, GA, Rene' (Carol) of Parksley, VA, and Ronald of Tallahassee, FL; and his extended family that includes 9 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren, and many cousins, nieces, and nephews. A memorial mass will be held at 5:00 PM Saturday, September 4, 2010, at the Hulburt Chapel at Hulburt Field. Burial will be at the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial donations in Paul's name be made to the charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of the Sterling House of Niceville, Sims and Covenant Hospice for their care and support.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 1, 2010

 

MORRELL Lt. Col. Paul A Morrell

age 98 of Fort Walton Beach, FL died August 29, 2010. A Funeral Mass will be held at 9:00am on Monday, April 25th, 2011 at St. Casimir's Church on Davis Street, followed by internment at Woodlawn National Cemetery at 10:00am.  Star Gazette – April 24, 2011

 

MORRELL
Thomas C. Age 76, died Sunday, December 2, 2001 at the Bath VA Hospital. Thomas was born April 2, 1925, son of the late Anthony, Sr. and Gertrude Kuhne Morrell. He is predeceased by his brothers, Edmund and Anthony, Jr. Tom is survived by his wife, Pauline Custis Morrell; daughter, Laura of Santa Anna CA with husband Dr. George Moro and children Jacqueline and Gregg; daughter, Barbara of Wheatley, Ontario Canada with husband Peter Anthony and children Lauren, Matthew and Andrew. Also surviving are brothers, Joseph, Paul, Carl, Gerald, John and Donald Morrell; sister Pauline Nybeck and several nieces and nephews. Tom was a US Army Air Corps veteran having served during World War II and achieving the rank of captain. A graveside service will be held on Friday, December 7, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. at Woodlawn National Cemetery with Deacon William Dougherty conducting the service. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.

MORSE –MRS. ANN NICHOLS widow of the late Louis Nichols, formerly of Maple Ave., Thursday, Jan. 13, 1966.  Friends may call at Keefe Funeral home, Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Monday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Herbert E. Hoskins.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Sharon Sanders of Calif., Miss Carol Nichols of Ithaca, Wendy Sue Nichols of Elmira; sons, George Nichols of Cocoa, Fla., Steven and Scott Nichols, both of Horseheads, Robert and Lyle Nichols, both of Elmira; father, Lyle Morse of Arcadia, Fla.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1966

 

MORTON Dorothy A. Robertson

Age 89 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Tuesday January 25, 2011. Dorothy was born May 5, 1921 in Brooklyn, NY the daughter of the late Francis and Abigail Kerrigan Morton. She married her husband, James M. Robertson Sr., on September 27, 1944 and he pre-deceased her on July 20, 1997. Dorothy was also pre-deceased by her sister Ruth Egnaczak. Dorothy received her Nursing Degree from Robert Packer Hospital and retired as a Unit Clerk from Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She loved sewing and volunteered at A.R.C. for many years. Dorothy loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Mrs. Robertson is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law: James M. Robertson Jr. of Newark, NY, Arthur L. & Sue Robertson of Richford, NY, Don Robertson of Elmira, NY, and John Robertson of Sayre, PA; daughters and sons-in-law: Beth & Tom Grieco of Millerton, PA, Marie Robertson of Manchester-by-the Sea, MA, and Ellen & Ron Boardman of Melrose, Florida; ten grandchildren and six great grandchildren; brother: Frank Morton of Wellsburg, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Friday January 28, 2001 at 11 AM at St. Mary's Church 624 Franklin Street Elmira, NY. Dorothy will be laid to rest with her beloved husband James in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.   Star-Gazette - January 27, 2011

 

PFC. CHESTER MOSHER of Cressona, N.Y.  Killed in action, June 22, 1944 in France.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Chester Mosher, 150 W. LaFrance St., Elmira; brothers, Pvt. Francis Mosher of Schuylkill Haven, Pa.; M. Burrell Mosher of Hamburg; sisters, Mrs. Earl Sticker of Cressona, Mrs. Richard Schneck of Schuylkill Haven, Mrs. Paul Bowen and Mrs. Theodore Berger of Schuylkill Haven, Mrs. Harry Mars of Pine Grove, Pa., Mrs. Charles Wildermuth of Bethlehem, Mrs. Robert Wagner of Reading, Pa.  Body will arrive in Elmira Wednesday morning and will be taken to Woodlawn National Cemetery for services at 9:30 a.m.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1949

 

MOSHER Ernest L. Mosher

Age 92 of Elmira died Thursday September 5, 2013. Survived by his wife, Maryjane Mosher; children, Constance ( James) Madison, Corning, Beverly ( Richard) McCauley, Elmira, Ticha Herbert, Elmira, Frederick Wescott , Elmira, David Wescott, Ithaca, James ( Stacy) Mosher, Elmira, Tammy ( John) Vorrasi, Lodi, NY; 13 grandchildren; 25 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by his mother, Mable Mosher Duff; stepfather, James Duff; father, Harry Mosher; brothers, Harold & Francis Mosher; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Ernie was a US Army Veteran serving from 1940-1952 in WWII & Korea and a POW from 1942-1945. He was a lifetime member of the Elmira VFW and the Big Flats American Legion, retired from Purolator in 1986 and former part owner of the original H&E Grill, Burdett, NY. The family will receive relatives and friends on Sunday, September 8 from 1- 3 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home. Interment at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery.   Star Gazette – September 7, 2013  

 

JOHN L. MOSHER, 65 of 758 Pattinson St. Wednesday, Dec. 24, 1958.  He was owner and operator of Johnny’s Taxi.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Lelia Wands of Elmira.  Body at Hughes Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 2 60 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul Fattaruso.  Woodlawn National Cemetery at convenience of family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/26/1958

MOWCHAN - GIVENS, Constance M.
Age 86, a longtime resident of Elmira, NY, died on June 11, 2008 in Palm Harbor, FL. She was born on August 26, 1921 in Elmira, NY to the late William and Julia (Kastick) Mowchan. Constance was predeceased by her husband, Bill Givens in 1973. Survivors include her son, William M. (Kathleen) Givens of Palm Harbor, FL; grandchildren, Christopher (Shannon) Givens of Little Rock, AR and Jeffrey Givens of Tampa, FL; great-grandson, Jackson Givens of Little Rock, AR; along with several nieces and nephews. Constance retired from Elmira College after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Constance on Saturday, June 28 at 10 a.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, with Father Thomas O'Brien officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/26/2008.

MRAZ - BURDICK, Marion A.
Age 87, of Elmira Heights, died on Mon., Oct. 22, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marion was born July 26, 1920 in Chicago, IL, daughter to the late Charles and Mae (Kallas) Mraz. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert P. Burdick Sr. on January 24, 1996. Her surviving family includes her daughters, Bonnie Burdick of Owego, NY, adopted daughter, Vicky, also of Owego, NY, Cynthia Aldrich of Elmira, NY, Darlene Burdick of Elmira Heights, NY; sons, Robert (Darla) Burdick Jr. of Horseheads, NY, and Mark (Terri) Burdick of Dover, OH; seven grandchildren; very special aunt, Lil; and several cousins from Illinois. Marion was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist Church. She was a beloved wife, mother and grandmother who will be missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., Oct. 24, 2007, from 3-6:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Thurs. at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/24/2007 - 10/25/2007.

MURDOCK Helen R Loomis
Age 86, of Elmira and formerly of Cayuta, went home to be with her Lord surrounded by her loving family on Sept. 6, 2010. She was born Jan. 12, 1924 in Buffalo, NY, a daughter to Walter Murdock and Elsie Smith. Helen was raised by Sara and Loring Shelhamer. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 47 years, Harold in 1993; and grandson, Dana Goodwin in 2001; infant son, James Robert Loomis in 1962; and son-in-law, Robert Wilcox Jr. in 1997. She is survived by her sons and daughters, David (Lillian) Loomis of Elmira Heights, NY, Russ (Kathy) Loomis of Claymont, DE, Barbara (Rocky) French of Elmira, NY, Patti (Toby) Wyse of Conklin, NY, Sue Goodwin of Elmira, NY, and with whom Helen resided, Shari (Dan Hunt) Wilcox of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Todd (Lisa) Loomis, David (Erica) Loomis, Bryan (Jamie) French, Brett (Kelli) French, Brandon French, Cali French, Kristi (Clifton) Curry, Katie (Brad) Almond, Dave Loomis, Matt Wyse, Josh Wyse, Tim Wyse, Darryl (Sara) Goodwin, Stefanie Goodwin, and Sami Hunt; 16 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Helen was a member of the Horseheads First Baptist Church. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family. She also found great companionship with her pets. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, Sept. 9, 2010, from 6-8:00 p.m. Friends are further invited to call at the Horseheads First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads on Fri, Sept. 10, 2010, from 10-11:00 a.m. where her service will follow in church at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Robert Finch and her son, Pastor Russ Loomis officiating. Graveside committal service will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845. A special thanks with our deepest gratitude to Southern Tier Hospice for the special care given to our family.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 8, 2010

MURPHY - SOZANSKI, Mary Louise
Age 83, of Elmira, died Wednesday, May 5, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Mary Lou was born in Elmira on October 8, 1926, a daughter of John E. and Clara Fletcher Murphy. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Steven J. Sozanski; brother John Murphy; sisters-in-law, Barbara Sozanski and Eleanor Sozanski. Mary Lou is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Eileen M. and Joseph Bumbalo of Penn Yan with their daughters, Julie (Patrick) Hobbs, Lisa (Josh) Wright, Lori (Byron) Lindsted and Heather Carbone; son, Dr. Michael S. Sozanski of Berkley CA with his daughters, Christine and Jeanette Sozanski; daughter and son-in-law, Mary C. and Steven Evans of Elmira with their daughters, Jennifer, Caitlin and Stefanie Evans; brother and sister-in-law, James and Patricia Murphy of Kansas; sister and brother-in-law, Alice and Dominic Cirillo of Niagara Falls NY; brothers-in-law, Walter Sozanski and Myron Sozanski both of Big Flats. Also surviving are nine great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Mary Lou was a 1947 graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing. During her nursing career she worked for Dr. Robert Huddle Sr., Southern Tier Pediatrics and St. Joseph's Hospital, from where she retired at the age of 72. Even in retirement she remained active working as a school nurse for BOCES at the Bush Campus. Mary Lou cherished the time she would spend with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Tuesday, May 11, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at 8:45 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at St. Casimir's Church at 9:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Mary Lou's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing Alumni, c/o St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901 or Notre Dame High School, 1400 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. The Sozanski Family extends their sincere thanks to the 5th Floor Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Unit for the wonderful care given their mother. Members of St. Joseph's School of Nursing Alumni will meet Wednesday, May 12th at St. Casimir's Church at 9:00 a.m. to form an honor guard for Mary Lou. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 9, 2010

MURRAY Walter Jack
Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday March 22, 2009 at The Canandaigua VA Hospital. Jack was born July 22, 1931 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Walter Alfred Murray and Katherine Louise Robinson Murray. He was a Korean War Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army. Jack was a life-time member of The Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post # 442 in Horseheads, NY, The Disabled AmericanVeterans of Elmira, and a life member of The Second Division Association 82nd Anti-Aircraft Artillery B Btry Korean War Branch. Jack married his wife, Marian L. Smith Murray, on March 5, 1955 and they recently celebrated their 54th Wedding Anniversary. Jack was a 32nd Degree Mason and a member of The Shriners. He was a former member of The Elmira Eagles Club. Mr. Murray was a Manager of Production Control at Kennedy Valve in Elmira, NY for several years. He was also the manager of McDonald's Restaurants in Horseheads and Elmira. Mr. Murray was pre-deceased by his parents, his sister Marilyn Freeman, and his brother Leo Murray. Jack is survived by his loving and devoted wife Marian L. Smith Murray; his loving children: Sheryl & Michael Scott of Huber Heights, Ohio and their children Bryan Scott and Megan Scott; Timothy L. & Debbie Murray of Bridgewater, NJ and their children Patrick Murray and Christen Murray; David W. & Cheryl Murray of Fort Myers, Florida and their children Heather, Shannon, Shawn, Brandon, Ryan, T.J., and Justin Murray; sisters Barbara Hemley of Horseheads, NY, Kay Ellis of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Sandra Hausman of Melbourne, Florida; sister-in-law: Eleanor Covey of Elmira, NY; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Murray. Arrangements entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/23/2009 - 3/24/2009

DONALD E. MYERS, ship’s service man second class aboard U.S.S. Okanogan Aug. 22, 1950.  He was a member of the Navy’s Seabees during World War II, stationed in the Philippine Islands.  Survived by wife, Rhea, Louisville, Ky., two daughters, Sandra and Donna of Louisville; sister-in-law, Mrs. Ray Decker, 236 Allen St.; parents, Mr. and Mrs. James S. Myers, Carbondale, Pa.; five brothers, Cedric, Vance, James, Gordon and Robert; three sisters, Florence, Shirley and Lois, all of Carbondale.  Funeral today, 2 p.m. at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home.  The Rev. Robert Gray.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Full military honors will be accorded at the grave.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/5/1950
 

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