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

NAGY Michael J.
Age 47, of Cummings Creek Road, Middlebury Center, PA, died August 17, 2007. Mike was born June 4, 1960, in Elmira, NY, the son of Joseph Daniel and Judith Laureen Kelley Nagy. He was a construction equipment operator, avid trap shooter, member of the Northern Tier Trap Shooting League, Wellsboro Moose, Wellsboro VFW, motorcycle club, and a faithful supporter of the ABATE. Surviving are his parents, Joseph and Judith Nagy, Middlebury, PA; son, Joshua Nagy, Wellsboro, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Cindy Nagy, Millerton, PA, and Tom and Rebecca Nagy, Sabinsville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Greg Chilson, Beaver Dams, NY; ten nieces and nephews, five great-nieces and nephews. A private service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, with Rev. Ellen Bartholomew officiating. A public memorial service to be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to ABATE, PO Box 15226, Harrisburg, PA 17105. Arrangements by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, 139 Main Street, Wellsboro, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/20/2007.

MICHAEL J. NAGY, 47, Middlebury Center, PA died August 17, 2007.  Born June 4, 1960in Elmira, he was the son of Joseph Daniel and Judith Laureen Kelley Nagy.  He was a construction equipment operator, avid trap shooter, member of the Northern Tier Trap Shooting League, Wellsboro Moose, Wellsboro VFW, motorcycle club and a faithful supporter of the ABATE.  Surviving are his parents, Middlebury, PA; son, Joshua Nagy, Wellsboro, PA; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Cindy Nagy, Millerton, PA and Tom and Rebecca Nagy, Sabinsville, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Valerie and Greg Chilson, Beaver Dams, NY; ten nieces and nephews, five great-nieces and nephews.  A private service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY with Rev. Ellen Bartholomew officiating.  A public memorial service to be held at a later date.  The family requests donations be made to ABATE, PO Box 15226, Harrisburg, PA.  Arrangements were by Tussey-Mosher Funeral Home, Wellsboro, PA.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

NASH - DALY Clara N.
Age 80 of Horseheads, NY died peacefully and went to be with her husband Joe in Heaven on Thursday September 17, 2009. Clara was born December 12, 1928 in West Sparta, NY the daughter of the late Grant and Luella Cook Nash. She married her husband, Joseph F. Daly, who pre-deceased her on March 1, 2006. Mrs. Daly was also pre-deceased by her sister Florence LaVigne and by her brother Grant "Sonny" Nash. Clara was a former employee of Artistic Card in Elmira, NY and L.R.C. in Horseheads, NY. She enjoyed gardening and spending time with her husband and their friends at The Elmira Heights Legion. Most of all Clara treasured the time she spent with her family especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mrs. Daly is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Madeleine & Ron Drake of Millport, NY; son and daughter-in-law: Patrick & Vivian Daly of Middleport, NY; grandchildren: Jeffrey Edwards, Nicholas Edwards, Timothy Mucci, Mollie Daly, and Jack Daly; great grandchildren: Abbigail Edwards and Aleighcea Edwards; sisters and brother-in-law: Laura & Frank Reynolds of Big Flats, NY and Lois Nash of Horseheads, NY; brother and sisters-in-law: Wayne & Darla Nash of Elmira Heights, NY and Peggy (Mrs. Grant "Sonny") Nash of Orlando, Florida; 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 Sunday September 20, 2009 from 1-2 PM. Mrs. Daly's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 PM with Rev. Daniel McCarthy officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Daly through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette from September 18 to September 19, 2009

NEMIER  Mary K. SANTONE
Elmira Resident Age 74, died Saturday, June 17,  2000 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Surviving are: daughter, Regina Scott of Austin, TX; sons, Charles Nemier of Horseheads, NY, Thomas Nemier of Elmira, NY; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; brother, Philip Santone of Elmira, NY; nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by husband, Nelson R. Nemier; and brother, Joseph Santone. Mary was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, Southside. She was formerly  employed as a clerk with S.F. Iszard's Department Store in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, June 20, 2000 from 7 to 9 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday, June 21, 2000 at 10:00 AM at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira. Interment services will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira.

 

NEWMAN Alice M. Black

Age 87, of Horseheads, NY, died at home on Sunday, January 2, 2011. She was born on September 19, 1923 in Brooklyn, NY, daughter of the late, Al and Mabel (Haner) Newman. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Henry Black. She is survived by her son, Henry (Marlene) Black of Montour Falls; grandchildren, Eric Black of Montour Falls, Catherine Black of Elmira and Brian (Amber) Black of Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Tanika, Jeanette and Kelvin Brown, Ciara and Malik Weems, Nicole, Katie, Nathan and Matthew Black; along with several nieces and nephews and very special friends and neighbors, Paula and Graham Leach. Alice was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII and she volunteered her time at the DAV in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service for Alice on Thursday, January 6th at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, with full military honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.

 

NEWMAN JACQUELINE M. ESKELI
Jacqueline M. (Newman) - Age 66 of Elmira, NY, and formerly of Johnson Hollow Rd., Millport, NY, died on Thursday, Aug. 9, 2007, at home while residing with her daughter. She was born Aug. 24, 1940 in Elmira, NY, daughter to the late George Newman and Mary Jane Holmes. In addition to her father, Jackie was predeceased by her husband, John in 1992; and stepdaughter, Sheryl Eskeli in 2007. She is survived by her daughters, Lynne (William) Bennett of Elmira, NY, Cynthia (Robert) Decker of Kent City, MI; son, Keith (Michelle) Eskeli of Rose Hill, KS; mother, Mary Jane Newman of Horseheads, NY; brother, Lyle (Charlotte) Newman of Plattsburg, NY; grandchildren, Daniel (Landi) Johnson of Tampa, FL, Kevin Bennett, Arielle Bennett, and Gabrielle Bennett, all of Elmira, NY, Michael Decker, Tiffany Decker, and Dustin Decker, all of Kent City, MI, John Eskeli Jr. of Rose Hill, KS; nephew, James (Kim) Newman of Craigsville, VA; nieces, Kim Manor of Plattsburg, NY, and Jenifer Martin of Altona, NY. Jackie was a longtime employee of Shreibman's Jewelers in Elmira. She was a devoted member of the New Life Assembly Church in Elmira, where she volunteered in the Food Pantry there. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Sunday, Aug. 12, 2007, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated on Monday, Aug. 13, 2007, at the funeral home at 10:00 a.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery.

 

NICHOLS Dale E.
Age 56, of Erin, NY, died on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on November 9, 1951 in Elmira, NY to the late Lawrence and Irene (Benjamin) Nichols. Survivors include his wife, Linda (West) Nichols of Erin; sons, Thomas, Steven and Timothy Nichols, all of Erin; brothers, Donald Nichols of RI and David Nichols of MA; brother-in-law, Randy (Betty) West of Erin; along with several nieces and nephews. Dale was a Veteran of the US Army and was a longtime member of the Elmira Christian Center. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 14th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Dale will follow there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Brian Harris and Rev. Belvy White officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/11/2008

 

NICHOLSON Thomas N. Nicholson Jr.

Sayre, PA: Residing in Sayre, PA; passed away Monday, October 24, 2011 at Robert Packer Hospital following an illness at the age of 83. Born on November 20, 1927 in Gibbsboro, NJ; Tom was the son of the late, Thomas N. & Katherine Mackey Nicholson. He served in the United States Navy during WWII. Tom was employed by Lederle Laboratories for many years as a Lab Tech. His interests included hunting, fishing and family times. Tom attended Fassett Baptist Church for several years. Surviving is his loving family, wife of 64 years, Irene East Nicholson, Sayre, PA; children, Thomas H. Nicholson (Cay Wilson), Groton, NY; Irene Soos, Gillett, PA; 4 grandchildren, Thomas R. Nicholson, Jennifer Nicholson, Joseph Soos Jr., Jami Soos-Perry; 5 great grandchildren, TJ, Chase, Jared, Kaitlyn and Ethan; sister, Ruth Golley, NJ; nieces, nephews, Goddaughter, Marianna Sokel and Godson, John Rhodes. Tom is preceded by his sisters, Ellen Kirchner and Grace Yearick and a brother, Wilbur Nicholson. There will be no public services and Mr. Nicholson will be interred in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Star Gazette – October 30, 2011

 

NIKULICH Steve
Age 81, of S. Broadway, Wellsburg, NY, died Sunday, August 17, 2008, at his home. Steve was born on September 13, 1926 in Scalp Level, PA, to the late Harry and Mary Nikulich. Steve served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He also retired from Conrail as a conductor in Gang Mills, NY, after many years of service. He loved traveling, hunting and attending auto auctions. Steve was a man known for living his life, "his way." Survivors include his sons, Daniel (Yvonne) Nikulich of Worcester, NY and Steve (Sandy) Nikulich of Pine City, NY; brothers, Andy Nikulich of Gang Mills, NY and John Nikulich of Wellsburg, NY; grandchildren, Andrea Marie, Amy Michelle, and Daniel James II; step grandchildren, Steve, Daniel, Beth, Connie; 14 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews. Steve was predeceased by his wife, Mildred in 1993; and his brother, Harry Nikulich. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, August 21, 2008, from 3 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery, with Full Military Honors, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorial contributions, in Steve's name, to the charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/19/2008

NOYES Gary H.
Age 68, of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, and formerly of California, died after an illness June 30, 2008. He was born in Elmira, NY on Dec. 2, 1939, the son the late Don and Valora (Thomas) Noyes. He is survived by his wife, Johanne "Joey" (McClelland) Noyes; son, Brian and Mariel Noyes of Newhall, CA; granddaughter, Haley; a sister, Gertrude Noyes of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law, Loretta McClelland of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; sister-in-law, Betty Noyes of Horseheads, NY; and nieces and nephews. Gary was also predeceased by his brothers, Bruce, Don and Norman Noyes. Gary was a veteran of the Vietnam War serving in the US Air Force. As an aviation enthusiast, Gary worked at the Pompano Airpark in Florida and as an accomplished pilot, enjoyed to command any type of aircraft. He was also employed at Harding Inc. in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, from 4-6:00 p.m. where his service will follow at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment will take place at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/6/2008.

OBERG Albert E.
91, of Horseheads, died peacefully February 10, 2010 in his home, surrounded by family, and in the arms of his loving wife and soulmate of 61 years, Mildred. He braved a six month battle with pancreatic cancer just as he did everything else in his life - with grace, strength, and a sense of humor. Albert was born to Ragnhild and Carl Gustav Albert Oberg on July 28, 1918 in Proctor, Vermont. Albert's mother Ragnhild died in the flu epidemic of 1918. He was subsequently raised by his adoptive parents, Marcus and Amanda Ling. Albert attended high school in Rutland, VT where he was active in sports and theater. After high school Albert worked in Rutland. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1940, serving throughout World War II. He survived the 1942 sinking of the USS Jacob Jones. (Thanks to the efforts of the Elmira Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs, he was unexpectedly honored with the Purple Heart in a beautiful 2009 Veterans Day ceremony in Elmira.) After recovering from his wounds, he spent four additional years in the Pacific theater. He returned to Vermont where he met Mildred Lampman on a blind date; they married two years later. Albert graduated in 1951 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy NY, with a BS in Physics. He worked for Westinghouse in Horseheads where he was awarded 7 patents as an electronics engineer from 1952 until his retirement in 1981. He and Mildred lived in Elmira Heights until 1963, following which they enjoyed many happy years at their home in rural Veteran township; property he often referred to as being like heaven. Albert and Mildred raised 4 sons, and enjoyed many wonderful years with their extended family. Albert is pre-deceased by his parents; Carl Gustav Albert Oberg and Ragnhild (Peterson); his adoptive parents Marcus and Amanda Ling; brother-in-law Paul McMahon and granddaughter Katie. He is survived by his wife Mildred; his sister Laurel McMahon of VT; sister-in-law Frances Lampman of VT; sons, Keith (Roxie) Oberg of PA, Eric (Judy) Oberg of VT, Don (Ilka) Oberg of NC; Glenn (Faith) Oberg of KY grandsons Michael (Lauren) Oberg of GA; Dylan Mendelson of NY; Gregory (Lisa) Oberg of NY; Matthew Oberg of PA; granddaughters: Pauline (Lance) Kilmer of NY; Darcy (Ludovic) Buret of VT; Rebecca (Jeffrey) Smith of NY; great grandsons Alex and Brendon, as well as cousins, nieces and nephews, and many dear neighbors and friends. Albert was a loving man, and possessed an inquisitive intellect, deep appreciation for music, nature, travel, art, philosophy, square dancing, and life in general. He often noted that love was the most important thing of all. He will be very much missed by all who knew and loved him. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, February 13, 2010 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place in Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St. on Sunday at 2 p.m. Full military Honors will be accorded Mr. Oberg in Woodlawn National Cemetery following. In lieu of flowers donations in his name may be sent to The Nature Conservancy.

O'BUCKLEY
Donal J. "Pat" Age 76 of 236 E. Franklin St. Horseheads, NY died on Monday December 17, 2001 unexpectedly at home. Mr. O'Buckley was born April 30, 1925 in Cortland, NY, the son of the late Donal A. & Mary Moltz O'Buckley. Pat was a decorated veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army 17th and 82nd Airborne Division and having fought in The Battle of The Bulge. He received three Purple Heart for wounds received in the line of duty and the Bronze Star. Pat received his Master's Degree in Music Education from Ithaca College. Mr. O'Buckley married his wife, Evelyn E. Bennett O'Buckley on April 30, 1949 and they celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary on April 30, 2001. Mr. O'Buckley was a retired instrumental music teacher and supervisor of music with the Johnson City School System for over thirty years and taught at SUNY Binghamton. Pat played string bass with The Elmira, Corning, and BC Pops Symphonies. He was Principal of The Binghamton Symphony for 39 years until his retirement in 1987 and was a member of the group "A Touch of Class". He was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, Horseheads American Legion Post # 442, and an active member of NYS Retired Teachers Association as well as a licensed HAM Radio Operator since 1955 with the call letters K2PJB. Mr. O'Buckley was an active member and Past President of both the Johnson City Rotary Club and the Horseheads Rotary Club achieving 36 years of perfect attendance. He was given The Paul Harris Fellowship Award for his contributions and dedication to Rotary and his community. Pat and his wife Evelyn opened their home and hosted dozens of foreign exchange students through the years. Pat was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, Joseph O'Buckley and a sister, Anne Harnas. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife: Evelyn E. Bennett O'Buckley; daughters and sons-in-law: Mary & David Christiano of Springfield, MO and Donna & Charles Baumgartner of Niskayuna, NY; sons: Mark D. O'Buckley of Lexington, GA and Craig W. O'Buckley of Horseheads, NY; an adopted foreign exchange student, Junko Fukuda Savage of Little Neck, NY; grandchildren: Danielle Christiano Smith, Linda Christiano, Anthony Christiano, Andrew Christiano, Sarah Baumgartner, Lindsay Baumgartner, Holly Baumgartner, and Rachel Baumgartner; sisters and brothers-in-law: Rose & John Weiler of Westminster, SC, Agnes Ungvarsky of Morganton, NC, Mary Ruth O'Buckley of Point Baker, Alaska, Theresa Donovan of Elmira Heights, NY, Alice & Erwin Town of Riverside, CA, and Kory Morlin of Morganton, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law: John O'Buckley of Elmira, NY, Francis "Bud" & Gretchen O'Buckley of Marion, NC and Thomas & Rosemary O'Buckley of Long Island, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Thursday December 20, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday December 21, 2001 at 1 PM at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 W. Broad St. & Westinghouse Rd. Horseheads, NY. The Rev. Thomas W. Burr will be the Celebrant of Mr. O'Buckley's Funeral Mass. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. O'Buckley.

O'BUCKLEY John J., Jr. "Jerry"
62, died unexpectedly February 16, 2010 at his home in Temple Terrace, FL. John was born in Osaka, Japan to Lt. Col. John O'Buckley and Mary Elizabeth Hogan O'Buckley. John grew up in Elmira and attended Elmira Free Academy. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1965, completed Airborne training at Ft. Benning, GA, and was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Unit. John completed two tours of duty, attached to the 101st Airborne in Vietnam, serving his country bravely and with honor. John was predeceased by his mother Mary and sister Regina. Survivors include his wife De De and son John "OB" of Florida and his sons, Shawn and Brian (Diane) of Elmira; along with his grandchildren, Molly Rose, Rianna, Branden and Emma. Also surviving are his father Lt. Col. John O'Buckley, brothers, Kevin (Kathleen), Dennis (Diane); sisters Nancy (Bill) Pavkov, Michelle (Roy) Tucker and Sharron O'Buckley; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and friends. John was a Corrections Officer for New York State. Following his move to Florida he was employed by Busch Gardens and Disney World as a surveyor. A celebration of John's life will be held on August 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded.- Elmira Star Gazette, April 8, 2010

O'BUCKLEY John J., Jr. "Jerry"
Age 62, died unexpectedly February 16, 2010 at his home in Temple Terrace, FL. A celebration of John's life will be held on Tuesday, August 17, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, with full military honors.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 15, 2010

 

O'BUCKLEY John Jerome

Elmira: Age 91, died March 1, 2011 surrounded by his family. John was born in Lanesboro, Pennsylvania to Donal Ambrose O'Buckley and Mary Francis Moltz. John grew up in Cortland and attended Cortland Schools and Cortland Normal. He enlisted in the U S Army in November 1940, completed training at Camp Croft, SC and was assigned to the 114th infantry - Northern Combat Area Command. John spent four years of World War II in the China Burma India (CBI) Campaign with General Stilwell. He received numerous awards, including a Bronze Star, the Air Medal and the combat infantry medal. He served his country bravely and with honor and left the U S Army as a Lt. Colonel. John was predeceased by his wife Mary Elizabeth (Hogan), daughter Regina, son John Jr., grandson Michael and great granddaughter Anjelika. Survivors include his sons, Kevin (Kathleen), Dennis (Diane); daughters, Nancy (Bill) Pavkov, Michelle (Roy) Tucker and Sharron O'Buckley; daughters-in-law, Donna Sheehan and Dede O'Buckley; brothers, Gerald T., Francis (Bud), sisters, Theresa Donovan, Geraldine Alice Town, Kory Morlin, grandchildren, Shawn (Nellie), Brian (Diane), Todd (Sondra), Jennifer (Joe) Gotschall, Kevin (Coral), Megan (Kevin) Fitzgerald, Mary and Katherine Tucker, and John J. III, great grandchildren, Ryan Patrick, Reilly Miles, Molly Rose, Rianna, Brandon and Emma O'Buckley, and Anna Kathleen and Rory Isabelle Fitzgerald, Madison and Matthew Gotschall; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. John was a Doctor of Chiropractic and co-owned Mary's Grocery in Elmira, NY. A celebration of John's life will be held on June 10, 2011 with a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral  Home.  Star Gazette – March 6, 2011

 

O'CONNELL Kathleen T Hartman

Kathleen T. Of Southport died peacefully at her Caton Ave. home on Friday Afternoon, September 23, 2005. Kathleen was born in Pottsville, PA daughter of Joseph & Elizabeth Nolan O'Connell. She was a loving wife and companion for over 48 years to William Hartman. An accomplished artist, her home is filled with her own paintings. She sang and danced in musicals in earlier years; but found her greatest enjoyment spending time with her husband, William Hartman at their home. Also surviving is her best friend and longtime companion and caregiver, Rose Force and her husband Paul; a caring friend, Virginia Costello; her hairdresser, Joseph Arbach along with several nieces, nephews great nieces and great nephews. Kathleen was predeceased by two sisters and a brother. Following a private visitation, Kathleen will be cremated at the Northern Bradford Crematory and her ashes will be interred in the Woodlawn National Columbium upon its completion. In lieu of flowers or memorials her family requests that you show an act of kindness to someone in her memory. A special thank you to the Chemung County Health Department Staff and Dr. William Armstrong for supporting our family and giving Kathleen so much care in comfort in her final years with us. May God Bless Each of You.

 

O’CONNELL Kathleen  and HARTMAN William

Their ashes will be interred together in the Columbarium Wall of Woodlawn National Cemetery on Friday morning, June 24, 2011 at 10 am where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Hartman.   Star Gazette – June 23, 2011

 

O’LEARY Marjorie O'Leary Tierney 

Elmira: Age 77, died in Chicago IL, after a brief illness, on Tuesday, February 19, 2013. Marge was born in Elmira on December 19, 1935 a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Fitzgerald) O'Leary. She is predeceased by her husband Thomas B. Tierney, Sr., brother John O'Leary, sisters, Mary O'Leary Field and Ann O'Leary Cady. Marge is survived by her children, with their families, Mary Alice and John Miranda, East Syracuse with their children, Danielle, J.T. and Michael; Thomas B., Jr. and Pamela Tierney, Geneva NY with sons, Thomas, Matthew and Michael; Daniel P. and Sherry Tierney, West Chester PA with children Connor, Rachel and Luke; Dr. Sean P. and Dr. Miriam Tierney, Western Springs IL with children, Ana, Sean, Maria Teresa, Patrick and John Paul; brother William O'Leary, Hull MA; sister and brother-in-law, Jean and Robert Murray, Greensboro NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Marge was a longtime volunteer at Notre Dame High School and Catholic Charities. A lifelong communicant of St. Patrick's Church, she was a devout Catholic, attending Mass on a daily basis. Taking pride in her Irish heritage, Marge was a member of the Ladies Division of the Msgr. John J. Lee, Ancient Order of Hibernians. She took great delight in all her grandchildren and treasured the times spent with them. There will be no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend Marge's Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment, with committal prayers, will take place on Monday, February 25, 2013 at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Marge with a donation to either Blessed Sacrament Parish, 1040 Davis Street, Elmira NY 14901, or Notre Dame High School, 1300 Maple Avenue, Elmira NY 14904.  Officers and members of the Ladies Division of the A.O.H. will meet at 10:45 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church on Saturday, February 23rd, to form an honor guard for our sister Marjorie.   Signed, Patty Cloke, President. Star Gazette – February 21, 2013

 

OLSEN Gregory Olsen
Age 63 of Pine City, NY. He was born August 4, 1947 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Alfred and Susan Marie (Ruginis) Olsen and died Friday, November 26, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife Susan along with several relatives and friends. Greg was a Vietnam veteran serving in the U.S. Army. Family and friends are invited to attend his military funeral honors on Thursday, December 2nd at 10 am in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette - November 30, 2010

OLSON - BARBER, Edith C.
Age 98, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, November 12, 2009, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Edith was born on March 5, 1911 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Edwin and Tekla (Johnson) Olson. Survivors include her son, Robert (Marilynn) Olson of LaConner, WA; sister, Mabel Ham of Horseheads; granddaughter, Kim Sieber of Salt Lake City, UT; along with great grandchildren, Sam and Ben Sieber. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for Edith on April 30, 2010 at 11 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St., Elmira, with Rev. Abigial Hoffman officiating. Interment will be held at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Edith can be made to the Bethany Lutheran Church. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010

OPARIL Stanley Jr. "Stub"
Age 89, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, July 24, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on February 2, 1921 in Elmira, NY to the late Stanley and Anna (Penkova) Oparil Sr. Stanley was predeceased by his sister, Matilda Tate; and brother-in-law, Frederick Johnson. Survivors include his wife, Marjorie R. Oparil of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Stanley "Jake" and Stacey Oparil of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Steven and Emily Oparil, both of Elmira Heights; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marilyn Oparil of DeWitt, NY; sisters, Clara Johnson of Webster, NY and Dr. Suzanne Oparil of Birmingham, AL; brother-in-law, C. Richard Tate of Horseheads; nephews, Gary (Gail) Johnson of Geneseo, NY, David (Rita) Johnson of Webster, NY, Stephen (Julie) Johnson of Hampton, NH and Richard (Donna) Oparil of Washington, D.C. Stanley was a veteran of the US Army serving during WWII. He was employed for 41 years as a fireman and engineer for Pennsylvania Railroad. He was a member of the United Transportation Union Lodge #463 and the American Legion Bentley Trumble Post #442 in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 28th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. Interment will take place on Thursday, July 29th, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society American Cancer Society . The family would like to thank the staff on 4D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the care given to Stanley. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 26, 2010

ORCUTT Sr. Edward F.
Age 72 of Elmira Heights, NY died, March 20, 2010. Ed's Military Honor Service will be held on Friday, April 23, 2010 at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY at 3 p.m. Family and friends will be welcomed at the Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY immediately following the service. The family is being assisted by Kevin R. Sullivan, Director. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 18, 2010

ORCUTT Sr. Edward F
Age 72 of Elmira Heights, NY died Saturday evening, March 20, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ed was born September 3, 1937, a son of the late Earl Walter and Marie Skillman Orcutt. He served his country honorably with the US Air Force. He retired after 34 years as a machinist from Bendix-Purolator in Elmira Heights. Ed enjoyed fishing with his father and son. He was an avid collector of old movie films especially Roy Rogers, Gene Autry and Hopalong Cassidy. Ed was predeceased by his sisters, Virginia and Barbara. He is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Kay Rodabaugh Orcutt; daughter, Debbie (Duane) Clark; son, Edward Skip (Catherine) Orcutt Jr. all of Elmira Heights, NY; granddaughters, Alecia, Morgan, Crystal and Megan; great granddaughter, Desiree; beloved cat Boots; brother, James (Barbara) Orcutt of Liverpool, NY; sisters, Marge (Royal) Denson of Corning, NY and Katherine Krazinsky of Annapolis, MD and several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews. Arrangements by Sullivan's Funeral Home.  Funeral home obituary

OSBORNE SR. John C. (Jack)
Age 90, died on Sunday, April 4, 2010 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his children, John C. (Joan) Osborne Jr. of Corning, Robert (Karen) Osborne of Elmira, Marilyn Amrhein of Elmira; brother, George Osborne of Ocala, FL; daughter-in-law, Julie Osborne of Honesdale, PA.; grandchildren, Liza (Daniel) Hable, Dominick Felix, Joy (Andrew) Kimball, Richard (Debra) Osborne, Carmela (Bryce) Fox, Sylvia Jones, Jeff McChesney, Sue (Mike) Olson, Angela (Robert) Courts, J.D. (Stacy) and Bianca; several great grandchildren and his beloved dog "Beanie." He was predeceased by his wife, Phylis; son, Duke; sister, Anna K., and son-in-law, Jim. Jack was a real people person and was loved by all ages. He had a love and respect for all creatures. Family was "number 1" to Jack. He loved the outdoors, walking, swimming and going shopping. He loved good food! He was a very dedicated worker at Corning Glass for many years. His belief in God he lived out in his daily life. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, April 7, 2010 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm with memorial service following. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Thursday April 8, 2010 at 11:00 am. Many thanks to the staff and friends at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.- Elmira Star Gazette, April 7, 2010

OSBORNE - CALLEAR, Shirley J.
Age 84 of Horseheads died Wed. July 14, 2010. She was born July 28, 1925 in Elmira, NY the daughter to the late Freeman and Violet (Rudrauff) Osborne. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis Callear in 1989. She is survived by her daughter, Linda (Chuck) Rusczak of Horseheads; grandchildren, Suzanne (Wade Watson) of Pine City; great grandchildren, Hunter Annemarie Watson of Pine City and Tiana and Brandi Rusczak with their mother, Bobbi Hiltunen all of Hibbing, MN; sister, Lillian Becraft of Warner Robbins, GA, dear friend and companion Robert Schrom of Horseheads and several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband and parents, Shirley was also predeceased by her grandson, Christopher Rusczak in 2005 and dear friend Leslie "Fuzzy" Frost in 2007. Shirley was a devoted wife, mother, homemaker, and friend. She worked at several retail department stores in the area. She was also a member of Southern Tier Vintage Auto Club. Shirley was an accomplished artist having painted several oils for many family and friends throughout the years. She also had a unique flair for interior decorating and design which she also provided for many friends. Above all she loved her family including seeing the first birthday for her great granddaughter Hunter. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sat. July17, 2010 from 2-4:00 and again from 6-7:00 pm where her service will follow at 7:00 pm. Interment at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 16, 2010

 

OSENBAUGH Tommie Milton

Age 84, Formerly of Elmira, NY - Tommie Milton Osenbaugh died peacefully after a short illness at his home in Zephyrhills, FL on June 30, 2012. Mr. Osenbaugh was a Navy veteran of WWII and served on the USS Fall River. He retired in 1982 from the City of Elmira after 27 ½ years. He was a lifetime member of American Legion Post 154. His greatest joys were spending time with his family and tinkering with anybody's cars. He is survived by his devoted wife of 60 years, Mary Barnes Osenbaugh; five daughters, Sheila Hewitt (Richard), Janet Richards (John), Deborah Flasphaler (Roger), Cathy Domineske (Jerome), Jacqueline Cecce (Alan); 18 grandchildren, Christina Nickelson (James), Jennifer Hewitt, Lorrie Case (Gene), Molly Lee, Tommie Watts, Dennis Watts (Cheryl), Jeremiah Kelsey, Charles Kelsey (Brandie), Richard Jochem (Brittany), Jodie Jochem (Samantha), Tiffany Domineske, Eric Domineske, Melissa Manchester, Bernard DuShane (Brandy), Kelly Kelsey, Shelly Reenders "Jason", Kara Brooks (Ivan) and Robbie DuShane; 40 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; seven siblings, Ruth Rogers, Annabelle Knap, Cecil Osenbaugh (Judy), Bonnie Brown, John Snyder (Virginia), Rosie Osenbaugh and Thomas Osenbaugh. He is predeceased by his mother, Iva Eddington; father, Zenith Osenbaugh; a son, Bernard DuShane; and several siblings. A memorial service was held July 6th in Tampa, Florida. Interment with full Military Honors will take place Friday, July 27th, at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Gulfside Regional Hospice, 5760 Dean Dairy Road, Zephyrhills, FL 33542.  Star Gazette – July 26, 2012   

 

OSWALD Henry
Veteran of World War II Age 76 of 361 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, June 17, 2000 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is  survived by his wife Waneta (Borden); daughter Joan of Elmira; sons Robert  (Angie) of North Collins, NY and Donald (Cora) of Elmira; 7 grandchildren; 9 great  grandchildren. Henry was most recently employed at Weis Market. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving during WW2; a member of the American Legion, Post 154 Elmira Heights; the 40 & 8 Club and the Loyal Order of the Moose #517, Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Tuesday, June 20th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 PM. Funeral and  Committal Service will be held at 8:30 PM. William Kiser, Chaplain of the American Legion, Post 154 will officiate. Interment, with military honors, will be  held on Wednesday, June 21st in Woodlawn National Cemetery at 1 PM.

 

OTTAVIANI George Ottaviani
age 92 of Gaines Street, Elmira, New York died Friday December 17, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born April 21, 1918 in Mildred, PA the son of the late Anthony and Columbia Comeletti Ottaviani. He is predeceased by his loving wife of 52 years Ann Donovan Ottaviani, a daughter, Antoinette (Toni) Clearwater, and grandsons Christopher Ottaviani and Joseph Clearwater, daughter-in-law Myra Ottaviani. He was also predeceased by 8 brothers and sisters. He is survived by his children, George Ottaviani of Endwell, NY, Donald (Doreen) of Leesport, PA, Geno (Renee Painter) of Wynetta Lake and Plant City, FL, Michelle (Mark) D'Angelo of Elmira, Pat (Mike) Frame of Pine City, NY, and son in-law, Lewis Clearwater of Elmira; 16 grandchildren, Anne Templeton, Laura St. Arnold, Nathan Ottaviani, Jessica Clearwater, Peter Clearwater, Anthony Clearwater, Patrick Clearwater, Geoffrey Ottaviani, Nicholas Ottaviani, Georganna D'Angelo, Kelly D'Angelo, Mark D'Angelo, Jordan D'Angelo, Jillian Ray, Andrea Palmer, and Michael Frame; 11 great grandchildren with another expected in March. Also sister, Madeline Rogers. Georganna and Kelly lived with George for several years. George was a United States Army Veteran having proudly served in World War II and having had a personal connection with 5 Star General Douglas MacArthur. He retired from Facet Enterprise and was fortunate enough to enjoy 30 years of retirement. George was a true family man, he coached youth baseball for many years and was also a Boy Scout leader. He took great pleasure in watching his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren's Sporting events. He was an avid NY Mets baseball fan. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Tuesday December 21, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday evening at 8:00 PM, Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing to may make memorials to the St. Joseph's Foundation, in George's memory, envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Star Gazette - December 19, 2010

 

OWEN Carole Jane Lee

Age 80 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday April 22, 2012. Jane was born July 15, 1931 in North Towanda, PA the daughter of the late Leon Edward Owen and Carrie Eleanor Wilcox Owen. She married her husband Mark L. Lee on November 11, 1951 and they celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary last year. Jane was also pre-deceased by an infant daughter Nancy Anne Lee and by her son-in-law Gary Bennett. She was a member of Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Jane loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Jane is survived by her loving husband of over 60 years Mark L. Lee; her children: Micelle (Rick) VanGorden, Mary (Al) Ervay, John (Lori) Lee, Betty Bennett, Ann (Bill) McLaughlin, Eileen (Tom) Keefe, and Sally (Joe) Santulli; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, 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 on Wednesday April 25, 2012 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Lee's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Jane through memorials to The Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – April 24, 2012

 

OWEN James C. "Bub"
Age 73, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Montour Falls, NY, died after a long and hard fight against Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP) on Monday morning, May 18, 2009, in the comfort of his home. He faced his disease head on and never complained. Jim was born November 23, 1935 in Elmira, NY, a son of the late James and Frances Keough Owen. He served his country honorably with the USMC and owned and operated Owen's Alignment and Auto Body Repair in Montour Falls, NY for over 50 years. Jim was a member of Horseheads Moose Club and the Elmira Heights American Clarence Oliver Post #154. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 51 years, Freda M. Fife Owen; sons, Dan (Arlene) Owen of Rochester, NY and Kirk (Pamela) Owen of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Leilanie (Robert) Houle of FL, Jamie (Phil Joe) Smith of Montour Falls, NY; grandchildren, Erica, Ashley, Steven, David, Tracy, Brooke, Shayna, Bradley, Brett, Jessica and Phil; six great-grandchildren; sisters, Leona Howell, and Charlotte Little; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Jim is predeceased by his sister, Shirley VanKeuren. A celebration of James' life will be held at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, May 21, 2009, at 11 a.m. with Full Military Honors. His ashes will be placed in the columbarium at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Jim may do so through memorial contributions to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009

 

PADDOCK GEORGE (CLARKE)

age 91 formerly of Grove St. Elmira, NY. died on December 17, 2010 at Bath VA. in Bath, NY. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held at North Presbyterian Church 921 College Ave. Elmira on Sunday April 10, 2011 at 2pm. Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Interment of George's ashes will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira on Monday April 11, at 3pm with full military honors. He is survived by two nieces Susan and Evelyn Furey and was predeceased by his loving wife Clara in 1998 and sister Ethel Furey in 2010. He was a former member of North Presbyterian Church, a Veteran of WW ll serving in the Merchants Marines and a retired Physical Therapist from Metro Hospital in Detroit, MI. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.   Star Gazette – April 8, 2011

 

PALMATIER Kathleen Palmatier
Age 56, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 11, 2010. Kathleen was born on May 3, 1954 in Poughkeepsie, NY, daughter of the late Albert and Helen (Hawks) Palmatier. Kathleen was known as "KP" to those who knew her. She will be dearly missed by her friends who were like her family at the Chemung ARC. Kathleen retired from Southern Tier Industries in 2006 and she cherished her time with the Senior's Program through the Chemung ARC. She enjoyed the sunshine, shopping and listening to music on her radio, especially the Beatles. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 16, 2010 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Star Gazette - December 15, 2010

 

PALMER Joan Palmer Maney
Age 83, died Monday, November 29, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Joan was born February 26, 1927, a daughter of the late Ernest and Hazel (Allen) Palmer. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her sister Jane Saltsman, brother Ernest Palmer, Jr., cousin Sally Rolls, sister-in-law and brothers-in-law, Hilda Miller, Paul and Hugh Maney. Joan is survived by her husband of 63 years Vincent S. Maney; daughter and son-in-law Lynn M. and Joseph Cascio of Elmira; son Timothy P. Maney of Elmira; grandchildren, J.J. (Vanessa) Cascio of Boulder CO, Cara L. (Justin) Meyer of Plattsburgh NY; great-grandchildren Matthew, Mia and Giovanna Cascio, Simon and Luca Meyer; sisters-in-law, Doris Palmer Dunn of Elmira, Joyce Psyher of Phoenix AZ; aunt Martha Garrison of Williamsport PA; Franklin Rolls of Elmira; nieces and nephews, Margaret Miller (Skip) Papanikolas of Phoenix AZ, Susan (Dale) Little of Pine City, David (Sue) Palmer of Alton NY, Rebecca (Dennis) Vegard, G. Richard (Janice) Saltsman, John (Doreen) Saltsman, all of Elmira. Also surviving are many loving and caring extended family members, and faithful canine companion, "Pepper". Joan was a graduate of Southside High School. She worked at Gorton Coy before raising her family. In later years she went back to work with Morrell's Tailors and The Gentlemen's Quarters from where she retired. Wanting to keep active Joan went back to work with her daughter and son-in-law at Cascio Financial Strategies where she was an integral part of the business. A long time active communicant of St. Mary's Church, Joan was a member of the Rosary & Altar Society, used her gift of music to start and direct the Children's Choir, and was a member of the Adult Choir. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 3, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 4, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church. Interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Joan with a donation to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901. Joan's family would like to offer special thanks to Dr. Brian Cassetta, the nursing staff on 3D and ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care Joan received. Star Gazette - December 1, 2010

 

PALMER John C.

Age 86 of Retirement Dr. and formerly of Eastview Dr. in Horseheads died July 4, 2011. John was born Jan. 12, 1925 to Paul and Elva (Taylor) Palmer in Clearfield, PA. He graduated from Clearfield High School in 1942, joined the US Army in April 1943, became a prisoner of War for 13 months in a German Prison Camp, Honorably discharged in 1945, but was later recalled in 1950 and served at Ft. Knox in Kentucky. He married Rosa Jury in December of 1946, graduated from Lock Haven Univ. in 1949. He retired in 1988 after teaching for 33 years in Curwensville, PA, Canandaigua and Elmira, NY. John was also the wrestling coach at Curwensville, PA and Elmira College. John was a member of the Horseheads Lions Club, Chartered the Southern Tier Retired Lions Club, over 50 year member of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge and an avid Elmira College Hockey Booster and NY Mets Fan. John was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Rosa; sons, Dr. Ronald Palmer of Starkville, MS, Roger (Joyce) Palmer of Royal Palm Beach, FL; daughters, Gail (Terry) Van Etten of Advance, NC and Susan Palmer of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Michael, Alex, Julie, Megan, Adam, Jennifer and Joshua; and 6 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Fri. July 8, 2011 from 4-7:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place in the Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Sat. at 11:00 with the Rev. Rhonda Kouterick officiating. As a proud patriot and veteran, John will have military honors accorded him immediately following his service. Burial will be at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember John with memorials to Horseheads Lions Club, PO Box 223, Horseheads, NY 14845. Note: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge F. & A. M. will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Friday at 6:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother.   Star Gazette – July 7, 2011

 

PALMER Lee Eugene

Age 78 of Spring Hill, Florida formerly of Elmira Heights, New York, died May 12, 2011. Lee was born on December 30, 1932 in Elmira Heights to Floyd and Evadne (Taft) Palmer. He grew up in Elmira Heights, and while attending Thomas A. Edison High School, he met June Albright, and on October 25, 1952 they were united in marriage at the Elmwood Ave Baptist Church. June died on December 8, 2005. Lee is survived by children, Elaine (Palmer) Gillum of San Diego, Brian of Charlotte, Gregory of Minneapolis, Laura (Palmer) Hooker of Milwaukee; and grandchildren, Brandon and Josh Gillum, Nicholas, John and Catherine Palmer, Graham, Elizabeth, Clark, Benjamin, and Rachel Palmer, and Alicia, Kyle and Samuel Hooker; four brothers, Zane, Jay, Neal and Max; and his sister, Alois Riker; and many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by brothers Floyd Jr., Roger, Gary and parents. Lee's passion was his family. He was dedicated to his faith which brought him joy and it spread in abundance to all those around him. It was especially evident through his selflessness, unconditional love, and dedication to AWANA (boys and girls for Christ). He enjoyed collecting antiques, particularly clocks, and playing golf. Lee's enthusiastic contagious zest for life will live with us forever.   A memorial service will be held for both Lee and June at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, July 22, 2011 at Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave, Elmira, NY 14903. Interment will follow at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. The public is welcome.   Star Gazette – July 15, 2011

 

PALMER Zane C. Sr.

Age 86 of Horseheads, NY formerly of Elmira Heights , NY died on Wednesday May 9, 2012 at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Zane was born August 6, 1925 the son of the late Floyd and Evadne Palmer. He was also pre-deceased by his brothers Floyd Jr., Gary, Lee, and Roger Palmer as well as his sisters-in-law June, Erma, and Maureen Palmer. Zane is survived by his son and daughter-in-law Zane C.. & Penny (Woodard) Palmer Jr. of Ft. Myers Beach , Florida; daughter: Barbara J. Sawyer of Elmira Heights, NY; grandsons: Zane O. (Alexis) Palmer of Idaho and their two children Kyla Palmer and Cole Palmer and Andy (Morgan) Sawyer of Long Island; sister: Alois Palmer Riker of Elmira Heights , NY ; brothers and sisters-in-law: Jay Palmer of Elmira Heights, NY, Neal and Fran Palmer of Pine City, NY, Max and Sheila Palmer of Elmira, NY, Dianne Palmer of Elmira Heights, NY, and Loretta Palmer of North Carolina; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Zane is also survived by his loving companion of over 30 years Jean Ann Rosplock Bradley and her children Brian & Kathy Morich Bradley, Don & Karen Bradley Wales and Jessica, Jennifer and Jamie Wales. Zane was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with the U.S. NAVY and was a long-time member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights , NY . Mr. Palmer was retired from the Elmira Heights School District. Zane enjoyed going to Burger King in Horseheads and talking with his buddies in the morning. Golf was Zane's favorite sport then it was bowling with The American Legion Post # 154 and he was a great baseball player for many years. Zane will leave an empty place in all our hearts. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday May 12 , 2012 from 12-2 PM. Mr. Palmer's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Deacon William Dougherty officiating with Full Military Honors accorded Mr. Palmer.  Inurnment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Palmer through memorials to The Chemung County Humane Society and S.P.C.A. Animal Shelter Route 352 Elmira , NY 14903.   Star Gazette – May 12, 2012

 

WILLIAM E. PAPKE, formerly of 190 McCann’s Blvd., Elmira Heights, Wednesday, May 4, 1949 at the Veterans Administration Center Hospital, Bath.  Survived by brother, John of Paterson, N.J.  Body will arrive in Elmira late Thursday afternoon and will be taken to the Ballard Funeral Home where funeral will be held Friday 2 p.m.  Rev. Robert J. Sudlow.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/4/1949

PARROW John W.
age 59 of Key West, FL and formerly of Horseheads, NY, died after a long illness on November 17, 2008. John's Memorial Service will be held at Central Christian Church, 309 S. Main St., Elmira, NY on January 10, 2009 at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Elliott. Full Military Honors will accord John on Monday, January 12, 2009 at 12 noon at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home Horseheads, NY.

RALPH E. PARSONS, 69, of 316 Westside Ave., Friday, March 8, 1957.  He was a retired employee of the Eclipse Machine Div. with 12 years of service; a member of Hedding Methodist Church and Heights Lodge, F&AM.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Olive Parsons; step-sons, Charles Reynolds of Spencer and Arthur Reynolds of Washington, D.C.; sister, Mrs. Carl A. Johnson, brother, Frank Raymond Parsons and niece, Miss Carol Johnson, all of Elmira.  Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Sunday from 2 60 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Monday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Alfred P. Coman.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/9/1957

PASSANANTE John "J.P."
Age 82, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, October 30, 2009, at VA Medical Center in Canandaigua. He is survived by his daughter, Gina Brewer (Paul Dorion) of Maine; son, John Passanante of New York City; granddaughter, Jennifer (Frank) Zappala of Rhode Island; three great-grandchildren, Alex, Riley and Jillian; two sisters, Anna Friedman and Nannette Schiavi, both of Florida; several nieces and nephews, his extended family at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center. He was predeceased by two sisters, Bernice Sochacki and Agnes Losito; and two brothers, Paul and Natale Passanante. Mr. Passanante was a veteran of the US Army and Merchant Marines. He worked as an auto mechanic. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid NY Yankee baseball fan. Mr. Passanante will be remembered as a kind-hearted, loving man. A graveside service will be held Wednesday, November 4, at 12:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1200 Walnut St., Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to VA Medical Center Activities Fund, 400 Fort Hill Ave., Canandaigua, NY 14424. Arrangements are by Johnson-Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 1, 2009

PATYKULA - JOHNSON
Mary E. Of Elmira, NY Age 77, formerly of Fred Street, Elmira, NY Monday, June 26, 2000 at the St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Mary is survived by her daughters  and sons-in-law, Judy and Jim MacNeal of Elmira, Patricia and Thomas M. Knowlton of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Lonna Johnson of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; Joan, Jill, Joel, John, Thomas, Laura, Patrick, Shaun; 9 great-grandchildren;   brother: Thomas (AnnRose) Patykula of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law: Marguerite Patykula of Chemung, NY, Nancy Patykula Wilson of West Seneca, NY; Several nieces and nephews including Joyce Stock of Vero Beach, FL. Family and friends are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial at the St. Mary's Church,  224 Franklin St. Elmira, NY Wednesday, June 28, 2000 at 11:00 AM. Interment will take place following the celebration of Mass in the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Rev. Richard Farrell will officiate. Mary was predeceased by her loving husband, George F. Johnson; son, Donald; brothers, Joseph John, Frank, Edward Patykula; sister: Elizabeth Puchosic and sister-in-law: Mary Crowley. Mary enjoyed her grandchildren greatly. She loved to cook and she cherished her  memories of Atlantic City. Those wishing may make memorials in Mary's name to your local Lion's Club.

PAYNE Archie
Lawrence - Dedicated Veteran - Was born September 9, 1933 in Wellsville, NY, the son of the late Lawrence and Alberta (McCarthy) Payne, died peacefully on Wednesday, July 9, 2008, at the Bath VA Medical Center at the age of 74. His stepfather, Edward Blanchard, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving daughter and son-in-law, Kelly and Kailash of Pennsylvania; special friend and caregiver, Doris Monroe of Elmira; along with several other relatives and many friends. Archie was a Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country from 1954 to 1956. He retired from the Labor's Union #1358 after several years of dedicated service. A service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Mr. Payne Military Honors at the family's convenience.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/11/2008 - 7/12/2008

PAYNE Charles W. "Charlie" II, Zeiser Wilbert Vault Inc. employee, Age 53, was born May 29, 1954 in Elmira, NY, the son of Charles W. Payne I and Martha Joan Walker, died peacefully on Tuesday, April 1, 2008, at his home surrounded by his loving, caring and devoted family. Charles is survived by his best friend and loving wife of 29 years, Ruth (Miller) Payne; beloved children: daughter, Tammy Payne and her father's two grandchildren, Keyona Lynch and Kyier Muhammad; son, Charles W. Payne III; daughter, Melissa Payne; son, Ryan Payne, all of Elmira, NY; mother, Martha Joan Payne; father and stepmother, Charles and Pat Payne; sister, Charlene Martin (Marv) of Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Marlene and Glenn Greenall of Horseheads, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Vicky Payne of Elmira, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, Archie and Chris Payne, Charlie and Michelle Payne; sisters and brothers-in-law, Pamela and Glenn Wendt, Lavonne and Steve Bond, all of Trenton, OH; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. "Charlie" began his employment with Zeiser Wilbert Vault Inc. on St. Patrick's Day 1982, and for the 25 years of his employment was the hub of the whole operation as the batch concrete manager. He was dedicated to his job and was a hard working man who never missed a day's work and who was forced to take vacations. Charlie named some of the equipment he worked with on a daily basis. His first forklift truck was referred to as "Betsy" and when she was retired the new forklift truck was known as "Veronica". The mixer that he poured and prepared concrete with for the last 26 years was referred to as "Earnhardt". Charles loved his scratch offs and lottery tickets. He was an avid NASCAR fan, supporting and following Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend who will be dearly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Saturday, April 5, 2008, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there following the visitation (5 p.m.). Deacon George Welch will celebrate "Charlie's" service. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Payne Military Honors prior to the service. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Davis Street, Elmira, NY, on Monday, April 7, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in his memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/2/2008 - 4/3/2008.

PEARSON Robert A., Jr.
Age 72, of Elmira, died at his home, on Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Bob was born January 13, 1936, the son of Robert A. and Helen Weeks Pearson. He is survived by his children, Brittany L. Pearson of Elmira, Kevin R. Pearson of St. Louis, MO, Shane M. Elston of Kernersville, NC and Pootie Pearson; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and Bill Norton of Elmira, Sharon and Ray Kellogg of Trumansburg, NY, and Gay Ann Bloomfield of Tampa, FL; several nieces and nephews; dear friends, Karen A. Fraser of Kernersville, NC, Helen J. Kohan of Elmira, John T. Paribello of Elmira, and Howard "Mule" Young of Horseheads. Bob was a U.S. Navy veteran serving his country from 1955 - 1959. He was retired from Kennedy Valve where he had been a machinist for 40 years. Bob was active in the I.A.M. District 58 Union, serving as a union representative and as secretary/treasurer. He was an avid woodworker and was always willing to help out others with projects. He also tended bar at Crossroads Tavern for several years and enjoyed scuba diving. Bob was a very kind and generous person who had a great sense of humor. Friends are invited to a graveside service, with military honors, on Monday, June 9, 2008 at 12:30 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to either, Samaritan Center, 480 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to help with funeral expenses may be directed to Brittany Pearson, 414 Race Street, Elmira, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/6/2008.

 

PEARY David R. Sr

Age 86, of Elmira Heights, passed away July 26, 2013 at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center. David was born in Ogdensburg, NY to Rodney and Gladys (Hatch) Peary. He was predeceased by his wife, Vina Mae Peary in 1979; son, William in 2001; and granddaughter, Angela Peary in 2001. His surviving family includes his son and daughters, Debra (Jerry) Meyers of Elmira Heights, Ann (Terry) Potrzebowski of Elmira, David (Sandy) Peary Jr. of Southside-Elmira; grandchildren, Jennifer and Jessica Peary, April (Robert) Tucker, James Golden, T.J. (Robin) Potrzebowski, Tracy (JR) Kent, and A-Jay (Kim) Potrzebowski, Alyssa (Justin) Pack, Michelle (Jason Gleason) White, John (Denise) White, Keith Stephens, Kayla Meyers, Ann Peary, Sarah (Josh) Navone, Will (Sara) Peary, Sean Peary; 23 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great-granddaughter; former spouse, Margaret Lane Peary; and several extended family and friends. Dave was a US Navy veteran. He was retired from REM Southern Office Products. He loved camping, time spent at Whiteface Mountain and he always loved the time spent with his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tues., July 30, 2013, from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-7:00 p.m. His service will follow there at 7:00 p.m. Burial service will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Military Honors will be accorded.  Star Gazette – July 29, 2013

 

PEARY William H. Cameron

Fabricating Employee Age 45 of Ridge Road, Horseheads after a courageous battle with cancer on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at his sister's home surrounded by his loving family. Bill is survived by his wife of nearly 22 years, Sharon (Baxter) Peary; daughters, Ann Peary and Sarah Peary both at home; sons, William H. Peary Jr. and Sean Peary also at home; granddaughter, Haylee Eckelberger; father, David (The Rev. Margaret) Peary of Vestal, NY; sisters, Debra (Jerry) Meyers of Elmira, NY; Ann (Terry) Potrzebowski of Elmira, NY; brother, David (Sandy) Peary of Elmira, NY; In laws, Donald and Virginia Baxter of Elmira Heights, NY; step sister, Wendy Thompson, Step brothers, John, Robert and Michael Lane; several nieces, nephews, two grandnieces and two grand nephews; K-9 companion Samson and a host of caring friends and co-workers. Bill was also predeceased by his mother Vina (Utter) Peary in 1979. Bill had attended the Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights and was a sheet metal fabricator with Cameron Fabricating Corp. in Horseheads. He also enjoyed auto racing, bowling and Bingo. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY Today Thursday May 3, 2001 from 7-9:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Fri. May 4, 2001 at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira where full military honors will be accorded. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the Spalding Foundation for Injured Drivers, 1074 Sulphur Springs Rd. Owego, NY 13827 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830.

 

PERRIGO Maurice (Moe) W.

A Memorial Service will be held for Maurice (Moe) W Perrigo, 82, of Nashville TN, formerly of Corning ,NY. Maurice died on July 8, 2011 in Nashville TN. Services with Military honors, will be held on Tuesday, August 16, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St. Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Jeremy Spencer , officiating. Friends and family welcome.  (Born: July 12, 1928 Died: July 8, 2011)

 

PERRY Joshua E. Perry

27, of Sayre, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 3, 2012.  He was born on Dec. 28, 1984 in Sayre, the son of Daniel and Deborah Wells Lambert.  Joshua was a 2003 graduate of Athens Area High School. He joined the U.S. Army in 2006, completing his basic training in 2006 as an MP. Joshua was stationed at Fort Drum, N.Y. From there, he was deployed to Korea and Iraq, attaining the rank of corporal. He enjoyed hunting and fishing with his son, watching MMA, motorcycles and 4-wheeler riding, watching the Washington Redskins football and camping.  He is predeceased by his grandfathers' James Wells and Donald Perry, Sr.  Joshua is survived by his son, Haven Perry of Waverly, N.Y.; the mother of his son Amber Howard of Waverly, N.Y.; parents Daniel and Deborah Lambert of Sayre, Pa.; sister and brother-in-law Tiffany and Kevin Weinman of Athens, Pa.; brother Gavin Lambert of Sayre, Pa.; grandparents Margaret and Dick Chandler of Nichols, N.Y., Jewel Perry of Tenn., and Bea Fenchal of Roanoake, Va.; nieces Zoey and Chloe Weinman of Athens, Pa. and nephew Joey Rooke of Athens, Pa.  Friends and family may call from 5 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, March 7, 2012 at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, Pa. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Richard and Sharon Lowery co-officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made in Joshua's memory to: Bradford County Drug and Alcohol Program, 220 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848.  Towanda Daily Review – March 6, 2012

 

PETERSON Aletha R. Weiskopff

Age 91, formerly of 1179 Plymouth Ave, Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, May 22, 2013, at Elcor Health Services. Aletha was preceded in death by her loving husband, Willis F. Weiskopff. She married Willis on November 25, 1950 at Trinity Episcopal Church in Elmira, NY. She is survived by her sons, Roger F. (Judy) Weiskopff of Pine City, NY, Joseph (Dawn) Weiskopff of Southport, NY and John Weiskopff of Bath, NY; her loving companion, Blackie; grandchildren, Marie (Rod) May, Aaron Weiskopff, Crystal (Bob) Bailey, and Joseph (Stefanie) Weiskopff Jr.; great-grandchildren, Briana Bailey, Jordan Weiskopff, Carson Weiskopff, Ethan Bailey, Saige Weiskopff Clark and R.J. May; sister, Dorothy Mott of Horseheads, NY; brother, Donald (Jean) Peterson of Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Jenny Barrows of Montour, NY. She was predeceased by her brother, Claude Peterson; sisters, Verona Kelly, Ruth Sweeney: sisters-in-law, Sarah Whithey and Isabelle Davis; brother-in-law, Donald (Alice) Weiskopff, Robert (Joyce) Weiskopff and Gordon (Martha) Weiskopff. Aletha worked at C&K Cleaners, Red Jacket and Elmira Wesleyan Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Sunday, May 26, 2013, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Sunday evening at 8 p.m. Reverend (INSERT NAME) will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2013

 

PETERSON - BAZYK, JoAnn B. (Peterson)
Age 75, of Lee Ave., Horseheads, NY, died after a brief illness Tues., Sept. 1, 2009, in St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter, in 1994; and son, Scott, in 1999. JoAnn is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Lonnie and Linda Bazyk of Pine Valley, NY, Charles (Josephine) Bazyk of Tracey, CA; grandchildren, Brian (Claire) Bazyk and Jennifer (Justin) Pyron and Sean Bazyk at home; great-grandchildren, Atreyu Bazyk and Amber and Tristin Pyron; sister-in-law, Grace Bazyk of Horseheads, NY; dear friends, Alan and Barbara Hutchinson of Big Flats, NY; several nieces and nephews; and her dog, "Barney." JoAnn was also predeceased by her brothers and sister. She was born in Erin, NY, on Feb. 11, 1934, the daughter to the late Henry and Lillian (Meeker) Peterson. She worked as a crossing guard with the Horseheads School District and was also a former employee of the A&P Plant. She attended St. Mary Our Mother Church and was a devoted and caring wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend to many. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, today, Thursday, Sept. 3, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. and again on Friday, Sept. 4, 2009, from 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. where her funeral service will follow there at the funeral home at 11:00 a.m. The Rev. Christopher Linsler will officiate. Interment to also follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery beside her late husband, Walter.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/3/2009

 

PETERSON Serafino

Age 93 of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, January 16, 2013 at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY. He was predeceased by his wife Bernice Weller Peterson; sons Richard and Joseph; daughter Patricia Patrick and 5 siblings. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law Thomas and Darlene (Hricko) Peterson of Elmira Heights, Robert and Tina (Craig-Ferrell) Peterson of Christmas, FL; daughter-in-law Dawn Peterson of FL; son-in-law Gary Patrick of Horseheads; 16 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Serafino retired from American Bridge and was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Air Force. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, January 26th from 10 to 11 am. A Time of Sharing will follow at 11 am. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – January 23, 2013

 

PHENES - DRAKE Marguerite E. "Peggy"
Of Elmira, NY - Was born December 31, 1919 in Gibson, NY, the daughter of the late Earl and Ruth (Brown) Phenes, died peacefully on Monday, February 18, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 88. Her husbands, Ronald Jungquist, Palmer Clarke Sickler, William Charles Drake; brothers, Leroy "Chuck" Phenes, Duke Phenes; sister, Bernice Phenes, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, Sharon (Donald) Musty of Strikersville, NY, Robert Jungquist of Elmira, NY, Terry Sickler also of Elmira, NY, Pam (Danny) Jardin of Binghamton, NY, Roxanne (Dana) Randall of Horseheads, NY, Georgia Zimbleman of Virginia Beach, VA; 21 adored grandchildren; 10 much-loved great-grandchildren; brother, Leslie Phenes of Tennessee; sister, Helen Lucieer of Horseheads, NY; best friends, Pauline Fields, Helen Manwaring and Dorothy Case; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews; loving canine companion, "Cindy", and feline friend, "Tilly". "Peggy" was a member of the following organizations: the Moose Lodge, Southside; the American Legion Bentley Trumble Post, Horseheads; the V.F.W. Rex Field Post #901, Southside. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, February 20, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation. (7 p.m.) The Reverend David Daniels will celebrate "Peggy's" service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date and time convenient for the family. LODGE NOTICE - Officers, members and Women of the Moose, College of Regents from Montour Falls #1401 will meet at the funeral home, Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our dear departed sister.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/19/2008.

 

PHILLIPS Darrell T.

CB Handle "Auctioneer" - Age 59 of Cayuta, NY formerly of Sullivanville, NY died on Monday June 11, 2012 at The Bath VA Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Darrell was born July 4, 1952 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Donald R. and Florence M. Young Phillips. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Doyle Robert Phillips. Darrell was a Vietnam Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army and a member of Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 in Horseheads, NY. He was a retired Corrections Officer at Elmira Correctional Facility and formerly was employed at Thatcher Glass and Elcor Nursing Home. Darrell was a Ham Operator and enjoyed talking on his C.B. as "Auctioneer" and taught himself to play the guitar. He loved his family and friends and cherished the time he spent with them especially his granddaughter Sienna. Darrell is survived by his daughter: Katherine Anne Phillips of Horseheads, NY; granddaughter: Sienna Cherilyn Williams of Horseheads, NY; brother: Dane Phillips of Endicott, NY; sister and brother-in-law: Donna and Ronald Moon of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including his caregivers and friends at The Bath VA Medical Center. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Monday June 18, 2012 from 10 AM-12 PM and 1-3 PM. Darrell's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Mark Erway officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.  Star Gazette – June 18, 2012    

 

PIASECKI Stephen J.
Age 66, of Tifft Ave. in Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Thurs., Jan. 14, 2010. Steve was born the son of Stephen Leo and Helen (Mooha) Piasecki on Jan. 15, 1943 in Elmira, NY. He is survived by his daughter, Stephanie (Glenn) Weisiger of Manlius, NY; grandchildren, Grace, Emily, Luke and Sophia; sister, Arlene (Dan) Johnson of Chenango Bridge, NY; brothers, Leo Piasecki of Elmira Heights, NY, James (Mary Jo) Piasecki and Joseph (Ellen) Piasecki, all of Myrtle Beach, SC; special aunt, Stella Patros of Elmira, NY; many other extended family members and several nieces and nephews. He was a communicant of St. Mary Mother Church in Horseheads. Steve was a graduate of T.A.E in 1961, veteran of the US Air force and a retired machinist from Harding Inc. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a handy man skilled in most trades. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Jan. 18, 2020, from 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. where his service will follow at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. The Rev. Christopher R. Linsler will officiate. Interment will take place at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira where Military Honors will be accorded. Condolences and remembrances can also be left at www.barberfuneralhome.com and those wishing may also remember Steve with memorials to American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 16, 2010

 

PLAISTED - LUNGSTROM
Patricia A. "Pat" Wonderful Homemaker Age 65, formerly of 183 Harriet Court,  Elmira, NY, Monday, June 12, 2000 in the Bath VA Medical Center, Bath, NY. She was the daughter of the late James and Helen Plaisted Sr. of Elmira, NY and is survived by daughters, Connie (Mark) McGinnis of Horseheads, NY, Pamela  (Mark) Hulslander of Fredericks, MD, Linda (Dale) Conrad of Elmira, NY; son, Timothy (Ann) Lungstrom of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Tony McGinnis and Scott McGinnis of Horseheads, NY, Robert Conrad and Becci Conrad of Elmira, NY and Mark Hulslander Jr. of MD; sister, Darlene Hulslander of Columbia Crossroads, PA; companion and friend, Richard Vanderpool; predeceased by 3  brothers, James Plaisted Jr., Richard Plaisted and William Plaisted; brother-in-law, Wayne Hulslander. Pat was a Veteran of the Korean War serving with the United States Navy. Graveside services with full military honors will be  held Wednesday, June 14, 2000 at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY  at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate. The family will provide all   flower arrangements. Those wishing may make memorials in Pat's name to the  Southern Tier Hospice, 244 W. Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. has been entrusted to complete funeral arrangements.

 

PLASKI Joseph P.

Elmira: Age 94, died Monday, March 12, 2012 at the Bath VA. Joe was born March 22, 1917, the son of Alexander and Theresa Bell Plaski. He is predeceased by his wife, Dewella Seeley Plaski. Joe is survived by several nieces and nephews. A veteran of World War II, Joe proudly served his country in the 28th Army Division. He served throughout Europe and was awarded the Bronze Star for his service at the Battle of the Bulge. Joe was a sheet metal worker for Elmira Local #112. He was a member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62, Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, White Eagles Club, and the Disabled American Veterans, Jack Swan Chapter #13. Joe was an avid sports fan. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, March 14, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, March 15, 2012 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. A special thank you to the staff at the Bath VA, especially Nurse Hope Cavallaro, for the wonderful care Joe received. Officers and members of the Elmira Elks Lodege #62 will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Joe. Signed Jim Sprague, Exalted Ruler. Officers and members of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, March 14th at 6:30 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Joe. Signed Vinny Magaw, Commander.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 13, 2012

 

POLLEY Louis T. "Ted"
83, of Lake Placid, FL, died Wednesday evening, February 6, 2008, at the Highlands Regional Medical Center. He was born on May 26, 1924 in Elmira, NY, to parents Mary and Louis D. Polley. He served his country in the US Army during WWII. Mr. Polley moved to Lake Placid 28 years ago from NY after retiring as a Correction Officer with the New York State Corrections Department. A member of the American Legion Placid Post 25 and of the Methodist faith. Mr. Polley is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Phyllis; daughters, LoAnn (Brian) and Theo; sons, James (Hannelore) and Thomas; 11 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. A gathering for friends will be from 2:00 p.m. till 3:00 p.m. Sunday, February 10, 2008, with a celebration of Mr. Polley's life following at 3:00 p.m. at the Scott Funeral Home, 504 W. Interlake Blvd., Lake Placid, with Pastor Doug Pareti celebrating. Military Honors will follow the celebration service presented by the VFW Honor Guard Sebring Post 4300. Inurnment will be at a later date at the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the Scott Funeral Home, Lake Placid, FL (863) 465-4134.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/9/2008.

 

PORTER Robert E.

Age 73, recently of Watkins Rd. and formerly of Bannister Rd. and Overlook Dr., Horseheads died after an illness on Tuesday, October 30, 2012 at the Bath VA Medical Center. Bob was born in Canton, PA to the late Rozell and Trula (Bolt) Porter. He is survived by his daughter and son, Kelly (Joe) Gasienski of Horseheads, NY, Chris (Debbie) Porter of Claremont, FL; Grandchildren, Brianna and Tyler Porter; Companion, Anna Mitchell of Breesport, NY; Brothers, Richard Porter of Canton, PA and Bill Porter of Deland, FL; Sister, Phyllis Allen of Lebanon, PA and sister in-law, Shirley Porter. He was predeceased by his brother, Harold. Bob was a veteran of the US Air force and US Army Reserves. He was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights America Legion, US Air Force Association and National Aviation Association. Bob attended Burnside Aviation Training School in Florida and remained active in civilian aviation throughout his life. Bob was also retired from the Sales Department in the Automotive Center at Sears. Family and friends are invited to attend his memorial service to take place on Friday, November 2, 2012 at 12:00 noon in the First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Burial will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the First United Methodist Church Endowment Fund, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Star Gazette – November 1, 2012

 

PYKE Joan S. Howe

68, of Burlington, Pa., formally of Athens, Pa., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa.  She was born on Jan. 26, 1945 in Malden, Mass., a daughter of the late Arthur R., Sr. and Mildred I. Swenson Pyke.  Joan enjoyed being outdoors and loved her Labrador Retrievers. She was always on the go and would help anyone in need. Joan and her husband traveled spending time doing children evangelism, using ventriloquism and felt graph for teaching. In 1979, they moved from Texas to Burlington, Pa., where they ran a custodial business, retiring in 2000.  She is predeceased by her husband Eugene S. Howe and sister Marjorie Cairens.  Joan is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Samuel and Marie Howe of Ashley, Pa.; grandchildren Jamie (Edward) Linski of Laceyville, Pa., Nicole (Nathan) Cassellbury of Monroeton, Pa., and Derek Fassett (Mandy Brown) of Towanda, Pa.; great-grandchildren Sammy Knolles, Aliya Fassett, Colten Linski, Kiera Cassellbury, and Cooper Linski; great-great-granddaughter Braelyn Cobb; sister Ruth Barnabe of Colorado; brother Arthur Pyke Jr. of Canada; niece Sara Diaz and several other nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, June 12, 2013, at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira, N.Y., with the Rev. Chris Gray officiating from Greater Valley Assembly of God. The family is being assisted by Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home and Cremation Services Inc., Athens, Pa.  Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.  Memorial donations may be made in Joan's memory to: Stray Haven, 194 Shephard Rd., Waverly, NY 14892.  Towanda Daily Review – June 5, 2013

 

RANDALL, Lance Cpl. Matthew S. Age 20, RD 2 Wellsburg, Tuesday, July 25, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Barlott Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Daniel Islvanick, Pastor of Bentley Creek Baptist Church. Burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Full Military Honors will be accorded at graveside. He is survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Victor E. Randall, of Wellsburg; grandparents; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was stationed at the U. S. Marine Corp Air Station at Beaufort, S.C., and was a member of the 1970 graduating class of the Smithfield-Ridgebury-Ulster High School.

 

RANDALL Thomas Richard

Age 65, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday May 4, 2012. He is survived by his daughter, Ann Randall (Tony); granddaughter, Libera; former wife, Lee Randall; aunt, Edith Miller; uncle, Sam Karam; aunt, Peg Karam; brother in-law, Ben Luisi; sister in-law, Fil Luisi; several nieces and nephews, and numerous cousins; also close friend and neighbor for over 60 years, Bruce DeDominick. Predeceased by his parents, Marshall and Mable Karam Randall; grandparents George and Anna Karam, Burr and Phoebe Randall; uncles, Carl (Bonnie) Karam, Kadeen Karam, Albert (Sally) Karam, and Sherril Miller; also aunt, Doris Karam. Tommy enlisted in the United States Army, served in the Vietnam War, with a tour of duty with the First Cavalry Division as a helicopter Door Gunner, and took part in 57 combat missions, receiving The Air Medal and many other medals for his military service, including two Bronze Stars. He received a Presidential Citation for his volunteer work in "Operation Dust Off". He founded and was the President of The Flying Horseman Chapter of Eastern New York under the First Cavalry Division; the goal of the chapter is to aid and assist Veteran Troopers. Tommy graduated from Elmira College with a Master's Degree. He was a Police Officer with the Elmira Police Department for several years. Graduated from the Law Enforcement Academy at Glynco, GA, and from the Federal Police Officers Academy at North Little Rock, AR. He was a law enforcement officer with the US Department of Justice - I.N.S. in New Jersey. He owned and operated Randall's Saloon in Elmira, NY, wrote several books, and was known for how he loved his sports cars. Also a member of the American Legion, the Vietnam Veterans Organization, and member of The PBA. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, May 9, 2012, from 5-8 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday evening at 8 p.m. Father William Lutz will officiate. Graveside Service with full Military Honors will be held Thursday, May 10, 2012, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in his name to the Flying Horseman Chapter, C/O Charles Sullivan, Harry B. Bentley Post #443 of the American Legion, 316 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901.  Star Gazette – May 7, 2012

 

RANDALL Victor E.
Age 81 of Gillett, PA, died on Saturday, May 10, 2008, at Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA. He was born on August 17, 1926 in Corning, NY to the late Henry and Pearl (Hynes) Randall. Victor was predeceased by his son, Matthew in 1972, brother, William, and sister, Mildred Townley. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Anne (Cardwell) Randall of Gillett, PA; brothers, Howard Randall of Horseheads, Albert (Roberta) Randall of Watsontown, PA, and Donald (Wilma) Randall of Roachdale, IN; sister, Lois Tripp of Corning; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 16th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors by the Marine Corps League.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/13/2008.

RANIEWICZ THERESA E. CLEARY age 85 formerly of Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY; Tuesday, February 2, 1993 at the Schuyler Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM.  A prayer service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 9:25 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM in St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads.  Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, John D. and daughters-in-law, John D. and Mary Ann Cleary of Montour Falls, NY, Howard V. and Anne Morehart of Williamsport, PA; grandchildren, John, Mary, Christine, Theresa, Patrick, Kelly, John, Kathy, Marcie, Todd and David; 18 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-granddaughter; brother, Peter Raniewicz of Elmira, NY; sister, Pauline Raniewicz of Elmira Heights, NY; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Cleary was born October 8, 1907 in Elmira, NY the daughter of Vincent and Mary Winiecki Raniewicz.  Mrs. Cleary and her husband John D. Cleary owned and operated Cleary’s Barbecue in Horseheads for many years.  She was predeceased by her husband, John on August 28, 1848 and a daughter, Mary Elizabeth Cleary in 1931.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1993

RAPACH JOSEPH A. AGE
NY died on Saturday October 6, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Rapach was born March 30, 1918 in Mahanoy City, Pennsylvania the son of the late Wassil and Helen Gulick Rapach. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army in the European Theater. Joseph married his wife Mary A. Forster Rapach on March 6, 1943 and they recently celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary on March 6, 2001. Mr. Rapach was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY and a member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights. He was a retired supervisor at Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Rapach is survived by his loving and devoted wife Mary A. Forster Rapach; sons and daughters-in-law: Robert & Kathy Rapach of Savannah, Georgia and Richard & Patricia Rapach of Pittsford, NY; grandchildren: Lori Rapach, Scott Rapach, Christopher Rapach, and Andrea Rapach; brother: John Rapach of Buffalo, NY; several nieces, nephews, and a host of friends including special nieces, Suzanne Pollack and Nancy Denelsbeck. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday October 9, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Wednesday October 10, 2001 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Christopher E. Linsler will be the Celebrant of Mr. Rapach's Funeral Mass. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Rapach. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Rapach through memorials to St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903.

CPL. ROBERT RARRICK 0f 853 E. Church St.  The funeral was held this morning, prayer service at 8:15 at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home and at 9 in St. Peter and Paul’s Church.  The Rev. Hubert A. Bisky celebrated the Requiem high Mass.  The Rev. Philip E. McGhan and the Rev. Albert V. Ryan were in the sanctuary.  Pall bearers: Louis Coughlin, Charles Far, Edward Schilling, Frank Belloma, Richard Hodge and Gerry VanBenColen.  Roger E. Lawrence of Gary, Ind., was the escort.  The Elmira Reformatory firing squad and bugler conducted the military honors at the grave in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1951

RECORD - FIORITO, Sarah A. "Sally" (Record)
Of Elmira, NY, Was born October 8, 1921 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Frank and Adelaide (Brink) Record, and died peacefully on Wednesday, October 1, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 86. "Sally" married Leonard J. "Len" Fiorito on July 16, 1949 in St. Patrick's Church, Elmira, NY; prior to his death on February 21, 2007, they celebrated 57 wonderful years of life and love together. Her brother, Richard Record; sisters, Polley Taylor and Teresa Niver, also predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved sisters, Betty Stayments of Elmira, NY, Nancy Bryan of Virginia; sisters-in-law, Mary Feary of Batavia, NY, Margaret Bradley of Livonia, NY, Marietta Record; along with several loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nieces and great-great-nephews. Sarah graduated from Brockport State Teachers' College, receiving her teaching certificate. The closing years of her life were spent at Woodbrook Assisted Living, where she made many friends. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff for the outstanding care given to Sarah and also to her "second family" for the rewarding friendship they were able to share. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to honor Mrs. Fiorito's life on Friday, October 3, 2008, at Woodbrook, 1250 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY, at 1:00 p.m. Deacon George Welch will celebrate her service. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, where "Sally" will be laid to rest with her beloved "Len". Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2008

 

REDDON Charles R. "Chuck"

Age 63 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born July 13, 1947 in Elmira, son of the late Charles W. and Mary Lou (Lintz) Reddon and died Wednesday, March 30, 2011 at home surrounded by several close friends and family. Chuck was well liked by everyone that knew him and will be missed beyond words. He was retired from the Elmira Post Office as a letter carrier. A veteran of the Vietnam War, he was honorably discharged from the U.S. Navy. He was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 154, the Ukrainian Club, V.F.W. Post 6083 and the Catholic War Veterans Club all in Elmira Heights. Chuck was a 1966 graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School. He is survived by his daughters Heather Reynolds (Patrick) Doyle of Sinking Spring, PA and Nicole Reddon (Michael) Dillinger of Irmo, SC; grandchildren Erin, Abby and Owen Doyle, Oscar Dillinger; sister Colleen (Joe) Sanderl of Hammondsport; sister Kim Reddon of Elmira; stepmother Gloria Reddon of Horseheads; uncle William Reddon of Elmira Heights; nieces Courtney (Sean) Kelly of Buffalo, NY, treasured niece Ashley Sanderl of Rochester, NY, Holli (Ryan) Henning of Leeburg, VA, Jill Millerd of Pine City and Hillary Millerd of Elmira along with many wonderful friends. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service with military honors on Friday, May 20th at 3 pm at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira followed by a gathering at the Ukrainian Club, 156 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights to celebrate his life. Chuck had a fond love for his cats. Kindly remember him by donating to the Finger Lakes S.P.C.A., 7315 County Route 54, Bath, NY 14810 or the American Cancer Society . Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  tar Gazette – May 17, 2011

 

REEVE Jerry C.
Age 63 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 3, 1946 in Bath, NY, son of the late Joseph and Helen (Petrie) Reeve and died Thursday, July 16, 2009 unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Ian and Jennifer Reeve of AZ, Todd and Jungha Reeve of NV; granddaughter, Kyley Reeve of AZ; sisters, Penny Faber of FL and Sally Clark of SC; brothers, Jim Reeve of VA and Larry Reeve along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to his graveside service with military honors on Thursday, July 23rd at 10 am in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2009

HAROLD REEVES age 65 of 307 Pine View Dr., Elmira, NY, Sunday, July 14, 1991 at the Bath V.A. Medical Center.  Friends are invited to call at the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Tuesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 PM.  Bentley-Trumble American legion Post #442 will conduct a memorial service at 8:30 PM at the funeral home.  Mr. Reeves’ funeral service will be held immediately following with the Rev. Larry L. Appenzellar officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  He is survived by daughters & sons-in-law, Ruth & Bill Whyman of Standish, NY, Arlene D’Zimbal of Rochester, NY, G. Lynne & John Cooney of Salinas, CA, Vera & Tech. Sgt. Mark Carpenter of Andrews Air Force Base, MD, Lois & Staff Sgt. Herman Cook of Waverly, NY; 3 grandchildren; brothers & sister-in-law, George Reeves, Howard Reeves, Gary Reeves, all of Waverly, NY, Clarence & Betty Reeves of Trenary, MI, Mr. Donald Reeves of Wysox, PA, Lawrence Reeves of Towanda, PA, Harry Reeves of Akron, OH; several nieces and nephews; a devoted companion of 25 years, Louise Lewis and her family, Nancy & Herbert Privetts of Parkersburg, WV, Shirley & Charles Bailey of Horseheads, NY, Carl R. & Debra Lewis of Horseheads, NY, Donald & Tina Lewis of Elmira Heights, NY and their families.  Mr. Reeves was born December 19, 1925 in Winters, MI, the son of Dan & Annie Watson Reeves.  He was a retired truck driver for National Homes in Horseheads and a former member of the Teamster’s Union Local 529.  He was a Veteran of WW II, serving his country with the U.S. Merchant Marines and was a member of the Bentley-Trumble American Legion Post #442 of Horseheads.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/1991

REID - SWEET, Shirley R.
Town of Southport Resident - Was born April 1, 1923 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Chauncey and Mabel (LaDue) Reid died on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at the Columbia University Presbyterian Hospital in New York City at the age of 86. Her beloved husband, Eugene M. Sweet, predeceased her August 3, 1990. She is survived by her loving children: son and daughter-in-law, Lynn and Sally Sweet of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Sharron and Bruce Hurlbert of Rushville, NY; grandchildren, Heather Sweet, Tonya (Shawn) Eddinger, Michael (Melissa) Sweet, Gregory Abbey, Jennifer Forgue; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Reid of Binghamton, NY; along with three nephews. Shirley retired as secretary from Hapeman-Rodriguez Chiropractic after 40 years of dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Saturday, September 19, 2009, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend Bill Vallet will celebrate her services. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn National Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Eugene.  Published in Star-Gazette from September 15 to September 17, 2009

REIDY Bernard T., Jr. "Bud"
Age 88, of Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday, July 27, 2008, at Bethany Manor. He was born on June 4, 1920 in Elmira, NY to the late Bernard and Elizabeth (Denney) Reidy, Sr. Bud was predeceased by his wife, Betty Reidy in 2005. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Thomas and Rosemarie Reidy of Fairport, NY; granddaughter, Carla Reidy of Fairport, NY; sister, Margaret (Peg) Forrest of Nahant, MA; nephew, Hugh Forrest and niece, Debra Forrest, both of Nahant, MA. Bud was a decorated WWII Hero receiving the Bronze Star, Europe-Africa-Middle East Medal with Bronze Arrowhead (first wave assault, Omaha Beach, D-Day), Gold Battle Star for campaigns in Normandy, Central Europe, Ardennes, Northern France and Rhineland. He was also awarded the Belgian Fourrageres for bravery in the Battle of the Bulge. His battalion, the 299th Combat Engineers, was honored by being awarded the Presidential Unit Citation for Distinguished Service, and he rose to the rank of First Sergeant during WWII. After the war, Bud worked as an engineer for the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad and was a lifelong member of the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 7th from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will take place there at 2 p.m. with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Parkinson's Disease Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/3/2008

REINHARDT - SOWA, Marjorie
Age 84, of 305 Watkins Road, Horseheads, died Wednesday, May 30, 2007. Marjorie is survived by son and daughter-in-law, Andrew and Mary Katherine Sowa of Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Ron German of Wellsburg; son, John Sowa of Elmira Heights; five grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren; brother, James (Ruth) Reinhart, Pine City; sister, Joan (Frank) Hungerford, Elmira Heights; several nieces, nephews and cousins; sisters-in-law, Helen Decker, Mary Liberatore and Rose Guerrera; brothers-in-law, George (Arlene) Sowa and Joseph Sowa; predeceased by husband, Andrew T. Sowa, grandchild, Randy Sowa and great-grandchild, Christopher German; parents, Marie and Harold Reinhart; brothers, Harold, Robert and Charles Reinhart, and a sister, Doris Craft. Marjorie was retired from the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center after 20 years of service and a member of St. Casimir's Church. Those wishing may make a donation to a charity of one's choice in her memory. Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Sunday, June 3rd from 6-8 p.m. Prayer Service there Monday at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 10 a.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery.

RICE - GAMER Irene Rice
Age 88, formerly of Elmira, died Monday, November 10, 2008, in Rochester, NY. Irene is predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Gamer, and son, Robert N. Gamer. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William L. and Theresa Gamer of Fairport, NY, with son Lawrence R. (Susan) Gamer; daughter-in-law, Suzanne Gamer of Elmira, and children, Robert J. Gamer and Mary Elizabeth Davis; great-grandchildren, Jordan, Lindsay, and Joseph Gamer, Zachary and Michael Davis; along with many loving nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, November 12, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Irene's memory may be directed to Chemung County Alzheimer's Support Group, P O Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902-0588.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/11/2008

RICE - VANDERPOOL Jacquelyn L.
Age 69, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Friday, October 2, 2009 at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Jacquelyn was born on October 16, 1939 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late George and Minnie (Burdick) Rice. Survivors include her son, Kenneth Rahl of Elmira Heights; brother, Robert (Gladys) Rice of Elmira; 4 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Jacquelyn was predeceased by her husband, Duane Vanderpool in 1998, daughters, Cheryl Rahl, and Christine (Bee Bop) Rice, along with 4 brothers and 5 sisters. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, October 7, 2009 from 12 to 1pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1pm, followed by interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Published in Star-Gazette on October 6, 2009

RICKARD William D.
Of Clarence, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died June 16, 2009 at the age of 77, beloved husband of Dorothy (nee Palladino) Rickard; dearest father of William C. and Barbara (Robert Locey); brother-in-law of John (late Sonia) Palladino, Carmella Palladino, Joseph (Diane) Palladino and Patricia (Goeffery) Sayers; also survived by many nieces, nephews, and cousins. A memorial visitation was held Friday at Shepard Bros. Funeral Home, in Clarence, NY. Burial with Military Honors will be Monday at 11 a.m. in the Woodlawn National Veterans Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Donations in his name may be made to a charity of the donor's choice. Mr. Rickard graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He served four years in the Navy and then attended Keystone Jr. College in PA, where he played basketball and tennis. He graduated in 1959 from Purdue University as an aeronautical engineer. He began his career with Pratt & Whitney in Connecticut. He then moved to Buffalo, NY to work for Cornell Aeronautical Laboratory, where he helped to design the heat shield for the Apollo Space Missions. Mr. Rickard was also employed by Amherst Systems until his retirement in 1995. In addition to tennis and basketball he loved to ski, and boating on the Finger Lakes. Walter J. Kent is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009

RINEBOLD Levi "Bud"
Age 82, of Elmira, NY died
on Thursday, September 30, 2010 after a long hard battle with illness. He is survived by his loving wife of 29 years, Jeanne M. Rinebold, children; Celeste M. Vedder, Cheryl (Doug) Dalton and Patrick (Dawn) Dalton; 11 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren, brother; Martin (Judy) Rinebold, George (Bonnie) McCaslin, sister, Alice McNett, several nieces and nephews, boyhood friends, Harry Mott and Herb Smoother. He was predeceased by his brother, Carl Rinebold. Bud was a recipient of the Purple Heart and served his country proudly in the United States Army during the Korean War. He was a true outdoorsman and enjoyed hunting and fishing. Family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, on Monday, October 4, 2010 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Funeral Service there Monday at 1:00 PM followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Military Honors will be provided by the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 1, 2010

RINEBOLD Lynn R.
Age 64, of Gillett, PA, died Monday, March 31st, 2008, at the Bath Veterans Hospital, Bath, NY after a courageous battle with cancer. Lynn was the son of the late Earl Rinebold. He was born in Elmira, NY December 16th, 1943. Lynn is survived by his mother, Ruth Wheet Rinebold of Port Charlotte, FL; sister, Gayle (Richard) Sturdevant of Gillett, PA; brother, Lee Rinebold of Port Charlotte, FL; ex-wife, Donna Cokley of Wilkes-Barre, PA; daughter and son-in-law, Heidi and Gerald Price of Hunlock Creek, PA; son, Earl Raymond Rinebold of Wilkes-Barre, PA; stepdaughter, Heather Brown of Mehoopany, PA; grandchildren, Diamond, Alexis, Courtney, Dustin, Tyler; niece and nephew, Rebecca and Brent; great-nieces and nephews, Mallory, Mitchell, Pamela, Lillian, Kyle, Jonathon. Memorial services will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira, Saturday, August 23rd, 2008, at 11:00 a.m., Chaplin Bill Kiser will officiate. Full Military Honors will be accorded in his honor of defending our freedom. Lynn will be remembered by all who knew him for being a very giving person. He was an auto racing fanatic who loved participating on the pit crew for Gene Sharpstein. Lynn drove trucks all over the United States for several carriers since 1982. In 2007, he retired from Jones Motor Co. He was very proud to be an Air Force veteran of the Vietnam War, as a jet engine technician. He was a very loving brother who in the last year enjoyed getting reconnected with family. Memorials in Mr. Lynn R. Rinebold's name may be directed to HOPTEL c/o The Buffalo VA Hospital, 3495 Bailey Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14215.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/21/2008

 

RITTER - SWIATOWY, Betty R.
Age 82 of Elmira, NY. She was born April 14, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Thomas and Hazel Ritter and died Tuesday, March 2, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert T. Swiatowy, Sr. on January 13, 2010 and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Robert and Theresa, Thomas and Betty, all of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Jeffery of Rochester and Jennifer of CA; brothers, William Ritter of FL and Arthur Ritter of CA; sisters, Mary Ann Shaw of Elmira and Shirley Clark of AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Swiatowy was a faithful and devoted member of the Jehovah's Witnesses for over 50 years. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Saturday, March 6th, at 2 p.m. in the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 708 Lena Place and Bancroft Rd., Elmira. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.4.2010

 

ROBINSON Bernice L. Lampman

Age 85, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on January 25, 1926 in Elmira, NY, to the late Earl and Pearl (Dibble) Robinson. Bernice was predeceased by her husband, Leon Lampman. She is survived by her daughters, Marilyn (Ed) Fisher of Baldwinsville, NY and Linda Waite of Charlotte, NC; grandchildren, Jennifer Waite of Asheville, NC, Joseph (Andrea) Fisher of Cato, NY and Mark Fisher of Fort Collins, CO; great-grandchildren, Keagan Tuffo of Asheville, NC and Eli and Emelia Fisher of Cato, NY; sister-in-law, Rose Robinson of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Bernice was a lifelong member of the Elmwood Baptist Church and a resident of the Villa Serene. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, May 23rd from 12:30 to 1 p.m. at the Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Funeral Services will take place there at 1p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, NY 10605 or the American Diabetes Association PO Box 31160, Hartford, CT 06150.  Star Gazette – May 21, 2011

 

ROBINSON John Jr.

Formerly of Oriole Dr. Horseheads, died in Richboro, PA on June 30, 2013 at the age of 85. John was born April 2, 1928 in Paintsville, KY, a son of the late John and Rosa Collins Robinson. John served his country honorably with the US Navy as a Air Ground Traffic Controller with over 21 years of service. He was a member of the VFW Post #1400, American Legion Post #0442 and US Navy GCA/ATC Assoc., and retired as a Air Traffic Controller, FAA with the Elmira/Corning Airport. He is pre-deceased by wife, Jennie Ozel Robinson, sons David and Alan Robinson. Survivors include his daughter, Donna L. Jackins, of Jamison, PA; five grandchildren, Staci McGinty, Jason and Christopher Robinson, and Jennifer and Tyler Meade; sister, Imogene Osborne; daughter-in-law, Cindy Robinson; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to calling hours at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Friday, July 5, 2013 from 8:30AM-9:30AM. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 9:30AM with Rev. Christopher Linsler. Full military honors will accord John at Woodlawn National Cemetery next to his beloved wife, Jennie immediately following.  Star Gazette – July 3, 2013

 

ROBINSON Joyce E. NICHOLS

Age 88 of Villa Serene, Elmira Heights, NY. She was born November 24, 1925 in Elmira, daughter of the late Fred and Effie (Cornell) Robinson and died Wednesday, December 11, 2013 at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband Paul in 1965 and sons Larry, Brian and Keith. She is survived by her daughter Terry Hess of York, PA; sons Gordon of National City, CA and Randy of Elmira Heights; daughters-in-law Betty Nichols of Elmira Heights and Barbara Nichols of Milwaukee, WI along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Joyce was a former employee of Iszards Dept. Store. She volunteered at Corning Hospital and Steuben Co. Public Health. Family and friends are invited to her memorial service on Saturday, December 14th at 11 am at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – December 12, 2013

 

ROHDE Cecelia E. Dobranski

Elmira: Age 86, died on Monday, May 30, 2011. Cecelia was a daughter of the late Jacob F. and Clara (Wituski) Rohde. She is predeceased by her husband John Dobranski; sister Clara Brown, brothers, James, Charles, Arthur and Edward Rohde. Cecilia is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John M. and Patricia Dobranski of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Rozann M. and Thomas Willis of West Virginia; grandchildren Martin Dobranski of Corning, Elaine LaBell of Virginia with husband Luke, and Jonathan Schultz of Horseheads; sister Lorraine M. Shaffer of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Maryann Rohde of Florida; sisters-in-law, Judah Rohde of Hornby NY, and Verna Hamula of New York; brother-in-law Percy Brown of Horseheads; also surviving are several nieces and nephews. She had been a longtime volunteer at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Cecelia was a member of the Chemung County Home Bureau. She was a devout communicant of Blessed Sacrament parish. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday, June 2, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 3, 2011 at 9:30 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Cecelia may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira NY 14901. Cecelia's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff at Barton's Adult Home for the wonderful care provided to her over the past 13 months.   Star Gazette – June 2, 2011

 

ROHR Robert John "Bob" Rohr

Was born March 18, 1944 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Charles R. Rohr and Marjorie (Carrus) Sr.; died on Thursday, October 10, 2013 at the Strong Memorial Hospital Rochester, NY at the age of 69. He is survived by his beloved brothers, Charles R. (Frances) Rohr Jr. and Lance T. Rohr both of Elmira, NY; nieces and nephews, Darlene (Michael) Cowles of Rochester, NY; Jeffery (Anita) Rohr of Greenville, SC; Timothy (Cynthia) Rohr of Pine City, NY; Randy Rohr of Ohio; Debra (William) Longfellow of Cazenovia, NY; Lance (Becca) Rohr of Horseheads, NY; along with several great nieces, great nephews, great great nieces and great great nephews. Bob was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during the Viet Nam War, then retired as Chief Petty Officer from the Naval Reserve Center in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, October 14, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Reverend Clifford Proper will celebrate Bob's service. He will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn National Cemetery privately at the convenience of his family.   Star Gazette – October 13, 2013

 

ROSEKRANS Donald L. Rosekrans

Age 72, son of the late, Morgan and Helen (White) Rosekrans. died Friday, March 9th, 2012 at Elcor Health Services, surrounded by the love of his family. He is survived by his sons, Donald II and his wife Joyce and David and wife Brandy; grandchildren, Samantha, Amanda, Maria, Rebecka, and Bridget; five great grandchildren; brothers; sisters; and several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Thursday, March 15th, 2012 from 1:00PM to 2:00PM. Funeral and committal services will follow the calling hours at 2:00PM with full Military Honors accorded in honor of his personal sacrifice for our freedom. Interment will be in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.    Elmira Star Gazette – March 14, 2012


ROSS Charles C.
A quiet and loving man - Age 88, of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born December 18, 1920 in Elmira, son of the late Frank W. and Ruth M. (Dean) Ross and died peacefully Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at his loving daughter and son-in-law Carole and Buddy's home. Charles was predeceased by his beloved wife, Hazel K. Ross, whom he cared for as she battled Alzheimer's disease for six years; son, Charles C. Ross, Jr.; grandsons, Todd and Mark Clemens; three brothers and three sisters. He is survived by his daughters and son-in-law, Carole and Buddy Clemens of Horseheads, Marlene M. Rozell of Elmira; four grandchildren, including his close grandson, Kirk Clemens of Horseheads; loving sister, Clara Bernard and her family, who he was very close with, of Owego, NY; several great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews, including special great-granddaughters, Nicole, Brandi and Amber. Charles retired from Ward LaFrance. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during World War II; was an avid outdoorsman, always hunting, fishing and gardening. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date, to be announced. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/25/2009

 

ROSS Charles C. - A quiet and loving man
Age 88, of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully, Wednesday, June 24, 2009, at his loving daughter and son-in-law Carole and Buddy's home. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Tuesday, July 14th, at 11 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. Chaplain Meredith Tifft will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Chuck through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2009

 

ROSS Marlene M. Rozell

ELMIRA: age 75, formerly a resident of many years at Carpenter Apartments in Elmira, NY, died Saturday, March 17, 2012, after a short stay at the VA Medical Center in Bath, NY. She was the daughter of Hazel Kentch Ross and Charles C. Ross of Elmira Heights, NY and is survived by her loving sister and brother-in-law, Carole E. Clemens and Buddy A. Clemens of Horseheads, NY and of other relatives and many caring friends. Those wishing to attend a delayed Military Memorial Service for Marlene may do so at 10:00 am on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Davis Street in Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – July 8, 2012

 

ROSSI Elizabeth M. "Betty" M. Wood

Age 76, of So. Center St. in Horseheads, died  at home surrounded by her family on May 5, 2012. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Donald R. Wood; children, Michael (Mary) Wood of Candor, NY, Nanette Wood of Millport, NY, Donna (Michael Benjamin) Tangorre of Elmira, NY, Laurie (Jerry) Blaasch of Horseheads, NY, Donald (Melissa) Wood of Elmira, NY and Christina (Jeffrey) Crum, also of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Lauren, Christopher, Hillary, Elizabeth, Ashley, Jeremy and Miranda; great-grandchildren, Kayla, Conner and Jacob; cherished aunt and beloved friend, Rose Campanelli of Elmira, NY. Betty was also predeceased by her mother, Christina M. Rossi; father, Alexander N. Rossi; and grandmother, Nicolina Campanelli. Betty loved the library, loved crossword puzzles and loved to read. She was a devoted member of the George Strait fan club and even in her 60's attended a concert with her daughters. Above all Betty was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and dear friend who enjoyed time spent with family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Tues., May 8, 2012, from 4-7 p.m. Her service will be celebrated on Wed., May 9, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. Her burial service will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Betty with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – May 7, 2012

 

ROSSI Leonard J.
Age 72 of Big Flats, NY. He was born July 4, 1937 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Samuel and Frances Rossi. He entered eternal heaven Wednesday, May 26, 2010 peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Dominic and Daniel Rossi and sister Antoinette "Nettie" Rossi Berg. Leonard is survived by his loving wife of 23 years, Sandy (Congdon) Rossi; former wife Therese Rossi of Elmira; daughters Lisa Rossi-Sullivan with husband Jack of Corning, Linda Rossi of Elmira and Patricia Rossi with companion Pete Carrier of Elmira; sons Chris Rossi with companion Michelle Bohart of Elmira, Vinny Rossi with wife Staci of Overland Park, KS, Michael Kelly with wife Pam of Burdett, NY; stepson Bobby Harris with wife Katie of Elmira; grandchildren Greg Schiefen, Devon and Zachary Sullivan, Michael, Samuel, Kennedy and Colin Erickson, Zoe and Ella Rossi, Tiffany Kelly and Pinot Rossi; brother George (Judy) Rossi; sister Gaetana Doty along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Leonard was a long time businessman who owned and operated the Elmira Credit Bureau. His brother George (G), Leonard (L) and sister Nettie (N) founded and operated GLN Tax Service for over 30 years. In his retirement, he enjoyed interacting with the students as a hall monitor for the Elmira City School District. He was a long time supporter and coach of the Mark Twain and Big Flats little leagues and was past president of the Mark Twain league. Leonard was a veteran of the U.S. Army, an avid NY Yankees fan, long time bowler and loved tending his garden. The most enjoyment in his life was spending time with his family and watching his grandchildren play ball. His beloved dog Emily was always with him and never left his side, even after his passing. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, May 28th from 5 to 8 p.m. and again on Saturday, May 29th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service followed by military honors will begin at 12 noon. Chaplain Margie Rodgers will officiate. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. His wife Sandy wants to, most importantly, thank Leonard's three daughters Patti, Linda and Lisa for the loving care they provided for their father during all the years of his illness. I am forever grateful. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Leonard through donations to University Hospital of Pennsylvania, 3400 Spruce St., Philadelphia, PA, c/o Heart Failure Team. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 28, 2010

BERTRTAM J. RUNDELL (JUNIOR) age 47 of 879 Curren Road, Elmira RD 1, Monday, April 25, 1966.  Body at Olthof Funeral Home where friends may call Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Thomas Hubbard.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Bertram T. Rundell of Elmira RD 1; sisters, Mrs. Paul Kichman, Mrs. Lewis Updike, Mrs. Walter Sozanskl and Mrs. Myron Sozanskl, all of Elmira RD 1; several nieces and nephews.  He was a bombardier with the U.S.A.F. 3021 St. Air Force Base Unit during World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/26/1966

LOUIS M. RYAN, 62 OF Watkins Glen, Thursday, June 20, 1963.  He was a communicant of St. Mary’s of the Lake Church; a veteran of World War II.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret Ryan; stepson, Richard Moran of North Port, L.I.; sisters, Mrs. Gertrude McCormack of Rochester, Mrs. Cecelia Overhiser of Watkins Glen.  Body at Haughey Funeral Home, Watkins Glen.  Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service there Monday at 8:30 a.m.  Requiem High Mass in St. Mary’s of the Lake Church at 9, the Rev. Joseph Hogan.  Woodlawn National Cemetery.  Full military honors will be accorded.  Recitation of the Rosary Sunday at 8 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/21/1963
 

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