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
PFC. FRANKLIN J. TABER of Daggett, Pa. Killed in action, Nov. 26, 1944 in the Battle of the Bulge. Survived by brothers, Leroy Taber of Horseheads, Clifford Taber of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Ellen Warner of Mosherville. Body will be taken to Woodlawn National Cemetery for services at 10 a.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1949
TARBY JO ANN (SRGP -16341) YORK
Jo Ann Age 52, of Elmira, NY, died on October 27th following a brief battle with cancer, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She died peacefully with loved ones by her side. Jo Ann is survived by her husband, Rick, and their three children, Teri, Brett, and Jarid, as well as a beloved granddaughter, Kaitlyn, all of Elmira. Brett was able to return home from defending our nation in Iraq to be with his mother. Jo Ann is also survived by her mother, Arta Tarby of Elmira Heights; as well as her siblings, Sharon Mion (Gordon) of Titusville, FL, Dee Dee Banks (Larry) of Lima, NY, Steven Tarby, Jr. of Lexington Park, MD, Eileen Bednar (John) of Elmira, NY, and Janet McMasters (Tim Sutton) of Elmira Heights. She is also survived by her mother-in-law, Lillian York; her sister-in-law, Debbie Miller (Dan); and brother-in-law, John York. Jo Ann is also blessed with many beloved nieces and nephews, as well as her many friends and supporters. She proudly served her community for 25 years working at Arnot Ogden Medical Center as a Respiratory Therapist where she made many wonderful friends over the years. Jo Ann is predeceased by her father, Steven Tarby, Sr.; and her father-in-law, Richard York, Sr. Loved ones are asked to join in the celebration of Jo Ann's life at Olthof's Funeral Home from 2-4 p.m. and from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, October 30th; and on Tuesday, October 31st, at 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church on Franklin Street in Elmira. Friends and loved ones are invited to attend a luncheon immediately following the service at the St. Mary's Community Center. A private burial will take place on Wednesday at Woodlawn National Cemetery for the immediate family at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Teri York Brown, to be held in trust for the children and granddaughter for educational purposes.
TAYLOR BRENDA - Ruocco, Brenda J. ("B")
June 2, 1950 - November 10, 2007
A tribute written by Brenda's family;
I have left my physical being to join my father William H. Taylor and my mother Bertha B. Taylor, for whom I did not have a chance to grieve for. I am survived by my loving husband, friend and companion Richard (Dick) Ruocco of 38 years; my daughter Kim Buono and my granddaughter Taylor Buono (whom will always be my "babies"), my sisters Sandra McCann, Judith Taylor (Richard Mickle), Paula Converse; my sister-in-law Carol English (Bernard) of FL and my loving nieces and nephews whom have made my journey easier to bear, Victoria Daniels (Kate Merrill), Valerie Daniels, Erik Daniels (Sally), Richard Daniels (Jessica), Jason Taylor (Christina), and my great nieces and nephews. I would like to say farewell to my second family, James Madell (Barb) who gave me more than you'll ever know and to everyone in the packaging industry, you know who you are. I wish to thank the nursing staff of the sixth floor at Strong Memorial Hospital for the great comfort and care that you had given me; and especially Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Sul who never gave up, may the "soul" of the floor live on. I would also like to thank Hospice, especially Debbie Jaynes who had given me more time to be with my loving family. I know that God has a plan for me, but I would like to borrow a quote from my favorite T-Shirt, "Cancer Sucks". Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, November 14, 2007, between the hours of 1-3 and 5-7 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Brenda's ashes will be placed in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Wall at her families convenience. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/12/2007.
TAYLOR - ESTES
Leona M. "Gabby" (Nee: Taylor) Age 76, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, January 12, 2006, at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA. Born in 1929, Leona was the daughter of the late Charles Taylor and Myrtle Kohan. She is predeceased by her husband, Paul A. Estes, in 1991; and dear son, Paul, Jr., in 1973. Born in Elmira, Leona retired from the former Thatcher Glass Company after many years of dedicated service. She is survived by sister, Madalyn B. Morgan of Alpine, NY; and brothers, Edward (Dorothy) Taylor of Elmira and William (Ann) Taylor of Elmira, NY; as well as stepmother, Ann Taylor of Millerton, PA; half-sister, Cathy (Mark) Stevens of Millerton, PA; and stepsiblings, Sandra (Paul) Stevens of Ithaca, NY, James (Janice) Fell of Elmira, NY, and William (Virginia) Fell of Elmira, NY. It was Leona's wishes for no prior calling hours. Friends and family are invited to attend graveside services today, Friday, January 12th, at 1:00 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
TAYLOR –LUCY (TAYLOR) GILBERT CASE, 95, Canandaigua, NY, formerly of Wyalusing, PA, passed away Friday, July 11, 2014 surrounded by loving family members. She is survived by her four children, Joseph (Gail) Gilbert, Christine (Gary) Henehan, Lewis (Susan) Gilbert and John (Nancy) Gilbert; three step-children, Robert Case, Diane Case and Lori Stahlecker; 10 grandchildren, Gregory, Evan, Alex, Ethan, Jessica and Casey Gilbert, Brooke Lupton, Jennifer Wolf, Lindsay Pennise and Michael Henehan; 12 greatgrandchildren; sister, Charlotte (Taylor) Scott and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph B. Gilbert in 1972; her second husband, Robert “Rodge” Case in 2010; grandson, Scott Gilbert in 2001; two brothers, Justus Taylor, III and Kenneth Taylor, Sr. The daughter of Justin Vinnette and Harriet (Howard) Taylor, Lucy was born on the family farm in Wyalusing. After graduating from Wyalusing High School in 1935, she attended Elmira College and later graduated from Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School in New York City. She then worked in New York City for several years before marrying Joseph Gilbert in 1942. She and her family lived in Ithaca and Newark before moving to Canandaigua in 1952. In addition to raising four children, Lucy worked at Cornell Cooperative Extension for many years. She was widowed in 1972. She later married Rodge Case in 1985. Lucy was a longtime member and former deacon of the First Cong regational Church in Canandaigua, a former board member of Clark Manor House, a member of the Travelers Club, Canandaigua Country Club and several bridge groups. Lucy enjoyed traveling later in life, especially with her sister, Charlotte Scott, Charlotte’s husband, Cecil, and other family members. Her principal focus was always family and she derived great joy from the lives of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Lucy was always a lady: intelligent, graceful, stylish, loyal, energetic and dedicated to others. A memorial service will be held at 3 p.m. on Sunday, July 27 at the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Canandaigua. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the First Congregational Church, 58 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY or Wood Library, 134 N. Main St., Canandaigua, NY. Arrangements are by Johnson Kennedy Funeral Home, Inc., Canandaigua. –Wyalusing Rocket 7/17/2014
TAGGI Julius L. and Elizabeth
June 10, 2007 and November 27, 2006
A Memorial Mass will be held for both Julius and Elizabeth in St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY, on Saturday, July 7, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Thomas O'Brien will celebrate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, on Monday, July 9th, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. with full Military Honors.
TAPIA Mario B.
Age 59, of Elmira, died at his home, Thursday, January 31, 2008. Mario was born in Equador, May 3, 1948, a son of Judy Valverde Tapia and the late Carlos Tapia. In addition to his mother he is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Dr. Luis and Carol Tapia of Elmira, Carlos and Marie Tapia of Dallas, TX; sister, Suzanne Calabrese of New York City; along with several nieces, nephews and his faithful canine companion, Taffy. Mario had a great desire to serve in the military so when he was 16, he exaggerated his age and enlisted in the US Army. He proudly served a tour of duty in Vietnam. Over the past 20 years Mario was a truck driver for various companies. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal services, with full military honors accorded, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in Mario's memory may be directed to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin Street, Elmira NY 14904. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
TEBO Harold J.
Age 91, of Horseheads, NY and formerly of Burdett, died on Saturday, August 8, 2009. Harold was born February 9, 1918 in Cape Vincent, NY, a son of the late Lewis and Lillian Buchanan Tebo. He served his country with the US Army during WWII, worked for Shepard Niles in Montour Falls, NY, Thomas and Betts in Horseheads, NY, Arnot Mall security and a member of the Moose Club of Montour. Harold is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Nancy Tebo and John Mann Jr. of Horseheads, NY; son-in-law, Ricky Hall Sr.; brother-in-law, Glenn (Mary) Whitsell; grandchildren, Greg, Brian, Cassandra, Tashell and Latisha; and several nieces, nephews and cousins; and his feline friends, Sissy and Tiny. He is predeceased by his siblings, Charlie, Jimmy, Freddie; and sister, Mary Whitsell. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, August 12, 2009, from 9 a.m. – 10 a.m. Mr. Tebo's Funeral Service will follow at 10 a.m. with David Knupperburg. Harold's ashes will be placed in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/11/2009
TEETERS Peggy Jean HUGHES
Age 78 of Lancelot Dr. Elmira Heights, NY died November 16, 2012. She was born in St. Louis MO the daughter to William H. and Mabel Teeters. She is survived by Jeanne Petti of Elmira Heights, NY; sister, Betty (Steven) Tomic of Maryville, IL; K-9 companion, "Hollyberry Hughes". She was also predeceased by her brother, William Teeters. Peggy was a US Navy veteran of the Korean War and retired educator having taught both Jr. and Sr. High School English in the Corning East High School. Private services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads took place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials to Good Samaritan Scholarship Fund Corning Painted Post School District. 165 Charles St. Painted Post NY 14870. Star Gazette – November 21, 2012
TEMPLAR Harold W.
Age 90 formerly of Walnut Street in Elmira, NY died on Friday September 4, 2009 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Harold was born April 16, 1919 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Sanford and Ella Price Templar. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with The US Army 75th Division of The 1st Calvary. Harold married his wife Jessie Arrington Templar who pre-deceased him. He had worked at Coca Cola in Elmira and was a retired civilian employee with NYS Department of Corrections at Elmira, NY, a member and Past President of Elmira Eagles Aerie # 941, and member of the Capt. Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Templar is survived by his sister Theresa Schwieger of Montour Falls along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Gravesite Funeral Services will be held Friday September 11, 2009 atWoodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY tentatively at 10 AM where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Templar. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/7/2009
TENER - WESNESKI, Isabelle T.
Age 88, of Elmira, died at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF Tuesday, October 27, 2009. Isabelle was born October 13, 1921, the daughter of Adam and Julia Roskoski Tener. She is predeceased by her husband Raymond Wesneski. Isabelle is survived by her sons, Michael Wesneski of Horseheads and Lawrence Wesneski of Wilkes-Barre, PA; six grandchildren and six great grandchildren; sister, Frances and Charles Gekoski of Blossburg, PA; several nieces and nephews especially Linda Farran. Isabelle was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church, Sacristan at St. Patrick's, Lady of Charity, auxiliary and volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital and with R.S.V.P. It was Isabelle's request that there be no calling hours. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial for Isabelle on Thursday, October 29, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Isabelle's memory may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Parish 604 Park Place. Elmira, NY 14901. Isabelle's family would like to extend their sincere thanks to the staff of the 5th floor Skilled Nursing Unit for the wonderful care and kindness they have provided to Isabelle. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on October 28, 2009
TENNY William E. Tenny Jr
Corning: Age 68 of College Ave. Corning, NY died June 28, 2011. He is survived by his Son, Robert Tenny of Venice, FL Daughter, Michelle Tenny of Amelia, VA Brothers, and sisters, Sharon (Earl) Bush of Erin, NY, James (Rita) Tenny of Elmira, NY Linda Tenny of Horseheads, Harvey Tenny of Elmira Heights, NY and Harold (Annette) Tenny of NC; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his son, William III; brothers, Richard and Charles and sister, Joanne Wilcox. Bill worked in the GE foundry until their closing. He was also a US Navy Veteran. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Thursday July 7, 2011 from 4-6:00 pm. Graveside service with honors in Woodlawn National Cemetery on Friday at 3:00 pm. Star Gazette – July 6, 2011
BURDETT: 64, of Burdett, NY, died unexpectedly on May 23, 2013. The family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday, May 28, from 2pm-4pm at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen; followed by a funeral service at 4:00pm. A committal service with military honors will be held Wednesday at 10:00am at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. Tony was born in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Joseph and Rose Terpolilli. He honorably served in the US Army from 1969-1975. He worked at Terps Enterprises in Horseheads. He is survived by his loving companion, Deb Edele and her sons, Kyle and Ron Edele; brothers and sister, Gregg Terpolilli (Michele Allington), Marc (Deb) Terpolilli, and Joseph (Andy) Terpolilli; sister-in-law, Deb Terpolilli; and loving nieces and nephews. He was also predeceased by his brother, Richard. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Tony by a donation in his memory to the Falck Cancer Center, c/o "Arnot-Ogden Medical Center", 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Star Gazette – May 26, 2013
TERWILLIGER Gerald C. Sr.
Age 83 formerly of Vermont Avenue in Elmira Heights, NY died on Monday January 4, 2010 at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY. Gerald was born January 27, 1926 in Olean, NY the son of the late Wyatt and Cecile M. Jessup Terwilliger. He was also pre-deceased by all his brothers and sisters. Gerald was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Navy. He was a retired electrician at Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY and a member of The Elmwood Baptist Church in Elmira Heights and a former member of The Elmira Eagles Club. Mr. Terwilliger loved to hunt, fish, bowl, golf, and play horseshoes. Mr. Terwilliger is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 61 years Theodora "Teddy" Atkinson Terwilliger; his children: Gerald C. & Karen Terwilliger Jr. of Myrtle Beach, SC, James A. Terwilliger & Rae Nelson of Sullivanville, NY, Jean & Danny Yontz of Millport, NY, Joseph & Cindy Terwilliger of Horseheads, NY, and Kathleen & Joe DeGolyer of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Kathleen Saia of Elmira, NY, Martha & John Nystrom of Houghton, NY, Marge Atkinson of Horseheads, NY, and Betty Jo Terwilliger of Phoenix, AZ; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday January 7, 2010 from 6-8 PM. Mr. Terwilliger's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday January 8, 2010 at 10 AM with the Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on January 6, 2010
TERWILLIGER Joyce A. COUGHLIN,
Age 79 of Horseheads, NY died July 15, 2013 to join her Lord and Savior after suffering a recent stroke. Joyce was preceded in death by her mother Kathryn Weik Terwilliger Winner and father Kenneth Isaac Terwilliger, brother Harris (Skeet) Terwilliger, and son Raymond Grover. She is survived by her loving husband James; her children Penny Sims of Troy, NY, Barbara (Daniel) Wasneechak of Gorham, ME, Larry (Patricia) Coughlin of Wellsburg, NY, Stephen Coughlin of Clayton, NY and Terri Krieger of Elmira, NY, Randall (Nancy) Combs of Corning, NY; her brothers Larry Saxton of Texas, Barbara Baker of Florida, William Terwilliger and sister Darla Hancock both of NY; and 15 grandchildren and six great grandchildren as well as many nieces and nephews. Joyce was proud to have served her country during and after the Korean War as a Yeoman in the United States Navy in Washington, DC. The most important thing in Joyce's life was her love for the Lord and her family. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and making cards for the "Encouraging Hearts" outreach ministry for the Breesport Baptist Church - which was her second family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads today July 16, 1013 from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated at 11:00 am on Wed. July 17, 2013 in Breesport Baptist Church at 240 Church St. Breesport, NY. Private interment for the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember quest that donations be made to the Chemung County Alzheimer's Support Group Chemung County Office For The Aging 425 Pennsylvania Ave., P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902 or Breesport Baptist Church 1811 North Chemung Rd. PO Box B., Breesport, NY 14816. Star Gazette – July 16, 2013
TERWILLIGER - POLOVICK, Joyce Helen (Terwilliger),
Of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully, late Sunday, March 30, 2008, at her son
and daughter-in-law's home following a courageous battle with lung cancer at
the age of 79. Her loving husband of 46 years, George Matthew Polovick and
their infant daughter, Christine Polovick; sister, Barbara Lucarelli; brothers,
William and Robert Terwilliger, predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved
children, Daniel (Marie) Polovick of Elmira, NY, Kathleen (Richard) Rouse of
Lake Placid, FL, Marty (Rosemary) Polovick of Lockport, NY, Randy (Roberta)
Polovick of South Bend, IN; nine grandchildren, Denise (Jane) Polovick, Tammy
(Jeff) Bennett, Patrick Polovick, Christine Abbey, Tara Polovick, Lisa
Polovick, Elaina Polovick, Emily Polovick, Anna Polovick; four
great-grandchildren, Joshua Bennett, Justin Bennett, Melissa Bennett, Shannon
Mortimer-Polovick; sister, Doris Rouse; brother, Gerald Terwilliger; along with
several nieces and nephews. Joyce loved polka dancing, listening to classical
music and was an avid reader. A gathering of family and friends will take place
on Wednesday, April 2, 2008, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home,
Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Interment will take place
privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery
where she will be laid to rest with her beloved George. In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative
Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/1/2008 - 4/2/2008.
THOMAS Frank F. Age 83, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, May 3, 2001 at Bethany Manor. Frank is survived by his wife of fifty-five years, Jeanette Jacobus Thomas; children, Michael M. Thomas of South Glens Falls, NY with wife Kathy, Sheila M. Palmer of Elmira with husband Max, Mary Ann Cleary of Montour Falls, NY with husband Jack, Margaret T. Farmer of Austin, TX with husband Terry, William P. Thomas of Rocky Mount, NC with wife Carole, Maureen T. Prapestis of Elmira with husband William; twelve grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sister, Helen Michalko of Elmira Heights with husband, Andrew; and several nieces and nephews. Frank, son of the late Michael and Anna Kachnycz Thomas, was predeceased by his sisters, Theresa Crout and Mary Jankowski. bf Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, May 6, 2001 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. or 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, May 7, 2001 at 10:45 A.M., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:30 A.M. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights. Interment to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded. Frank was a US Army veteran of World War II. He retired from the Bendix Plant after forty years of service. A long time resident of Elmira Heights, Frank was very active in the community. He was a former member of the Elmira Heights Volunteer Fire Department, Elmira Heights Police Department, served on the Elmira Heights School Board, both as a board member and President and was also a village trustee. From the village level he then went on to become a Chemung County Legislator, where he served from 1975 to 1982. Frank was a ham radio operator, whose call name was K2JWS. He was a long time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and was also a member of the Elmira Heights Legion Post #154, VFW Post #6083 and Catholic War Vets, Post #1178. Donations in Frank's memory may be directed to the Elmira Heights Fire Department, 215 Elmwood Avenue, Elmira Heights NY 14903.
THOMAS James H., Sr. Star-Gazette Retiree Age 85, of Elmira, NY, received his greatest reward of eternal life when he took the hand of Jesus, Monday, April 10, 2006, with his family by his side. He was born March 29, 1921 in Nanticoke, PA, the son of the late William and Sue Mae (Crawford) Thomas. His brothers, Ivor and William; sister, Anne; and grandson, Ryan predeceased him. James is survived by his loving wife of 57 years, S. Virginia (McCallum) Thomas; daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and Roy Slusser of Pine City, NY; son and daughter-in-law, James and Mary Thomas of Horseheads, NY; grandsons, Craig (Karen) Slusser, Shaun Slusser; great-grandchildren, Bryan, Amanda and Jonathon Slusser; brother, Eugene (Dorothy) Thomas of Binghamton, NY; sister, Betty Richards of Pine City, NY. Jim, as he was affectionately known, was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a faithful prayer warrior who wasn't ashamed to profess his faith in Jesus Christ even in his closing hours. He was a past Elder and Trustee of the North Presbyterian Church, former Sunday School Teacher of the Epworth United Methodist Church and faithful member of the Maranatha Bible Chapel where he was very active with the Choir and Worship Team. In his earlier years, Jim was greatly involved with the Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. For several years he worked at Woolworth's, Markson's and later retired from the Elmira Star Gazette as a Sales Representative. After his retirement he worked for the S & S Company until April 2005. Jim was a very proud Veteran of WWII serving as Sergeant in the US Army European Theater. Family and friends will celebrate Jim's life and honor his memory on Saturday, April 15, 2006, at the Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY at 11:00 a.m. His pastor and friend, the Reverend Daniel Miller will officiate. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Thomas full Military Honors at the conclusion of his memorial service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 in Jim's memory. The Thomas family expresses their sincere thanks and gratitude for the kindness, love and support given to them and their beloved Jim during this difficult time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
THOMAS Lance Albee Age 64, of Hemlock St., Horseheads, died unexpectedly after an extended illness Thursday, July 28, 2005, at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Bath, NY. Lance is survived by his best friend and companion, Christina Bacalles, also of Horseheads; daughter, Justina L. Tuning of Horseheads; brothers, Kent and Boyd Thomas; and several aunts uncles and nephews, Ralph and Raymond Thomas of Florida. Lance was the former owner and founder of Vans Royale in Elmira Heights for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday from 12:00 noon - 4:00 p.m. where his service will follow there at 4:00 p.m. with Pastor Jeff Tuning of Battlefield Chapel Lake Rd. officiating. Interment with military honors will take place on Tuesday at Woodlawn National Cemetery Elmira at 1:00 p.m.
THOMAS Rita M. Berlin
Loving Mother & Grandmother - Was born February 3, 1928 in Ithaca, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Elsie (Auble) Thomas, died peacefully on Sunday, May 8, 2011, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Her loving husband, Douglas W. Berlin, predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Lori Putney (Edward Tartaglia), Heidi Mitchell and Kurt (Stacy) Berlin; adored grandchildren, Christopher Putney, Heather (Daron) Seymore, Kelly (Eric) Blandford, Cory Mitchell (Melanie Hardy), Brandon (Alicia) Mitchell, Lindsey Mitchell, Courtney Berlin, Joshua Berlin and Erika Berlin; 14 much loved great-grandchildren; sisters, Beverly Chalk and Nancy Bennett; along with several nieces and nephews and her beloved Pug, "Dougie". Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, May 12, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held privately and Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of her family where she will be laid to rest with her loving Douglas. Star Gazette – May 10, 2011
THOMPSON Guy D. Age 87, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Guy was born on March 10, 1919 in Johnson City, NY, son of the late Guy E. and Georgianna (Devine) Thompson. Guy served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He retired from the Local 532 Carpenter's Union in Elmira after many years of service. Guy was a great "Poppy" to all and will be deeply missed. Survivors include his daughters, Colleen Cook (special companion, Jim Dinehart); and grandchildren, Chris, Jonathan, Heather, Kristin, Ashley of Savona, NY, and Kathleen Yost (special companion, Jim McQuillen); and grandchildren, Cory, Brian, Alicia, Phillip and Victoria of Waverly, NY. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service on Monday, March 12, 2007, at 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Military Honors.
TITUS John F. "Jack"
Age 86, of Elmira, died at his home on Tuesday, February 9, 2010. Jack was born October 2, 1923, son of the late Paul E. and Anna (Kelly) Titus. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his wife Ruth Talasleian Titus, step-father Francis Tobin, sister and brother-in-law, Kathleen and Paul Kane, brother and sister-in-law, Jim and Jean Titus, brother-in-law Robert Jung. Jack is survived by his children, with their spouses, Paul and Jeanette Titus of Elmira, Joan and Michael Welch of Baldwinsville, NY, Mark and Colleen Titus of Horseheads, Debora and PJ White of Elmira; grandchildren, Jason (Stacy) Titus, Martin Titus, Jessica, Meghan, and Christopher Welch, Ryan and Shannon Titus, Kelly and Colin White. Also surviving are sisters and brother-in-law, Mary and John Schmidt of Elmira Heights, Jean Jung of Cincinnati, OH; sister-in-law Virginia Foster of Delaware; dear friend Frances Kowilich of Horseheads; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Jack was a proud Marine Corps veteran serving in the South Pacific during WWII. He was a Drill Instructor at Parris Island, SC during the Korean War, having some local enlistees in his boot camps. Jack's involvement with the military did not end when he was honorably discharged. Upon his return to Elmira he was active in many veterans organizations. He was a lifetime member of the V.F.W. Post #901, Catholic War Vets Post #1178, member of the American Legion Post #443, and the Marine Corps League, E. J. Brewer Detachment where he was a Past Commandant. Jack was also a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the Ancient Order of Hibernians and a long time communicant of St. Mary's Church. He was one of the founding fathers, and Past President, of the Notre Dame High School Athletic Association. He also served as the public address announcer at Notre Dame football games for 15 years. Jack had a life long career in electronic sales and service. In his spare time he enjoyed woodworking and photography. Jack also enjoyed following his grandchildren's sporting events. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, February 12, 2010 from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Military honors will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Jack with a donation to the Marine Corps League, E.J. Brewer Detachment, P O Box 236, Horseheads, NY 14845. "SEMPER FI" Officers and members of the AOH will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, February 12th at 5:45 p.m. to conduct a service for our brother Jack. Signed, Tom Corcoran President
Services celebrating Jack's life, and honoring his commitment to his country, were held. Calling hours were Friday, February 12, 2010 at McInerny Funeral Home. During calling hours the following organizations that Jack was a proud and active member of honored him with a service…..Catholic War Vets Post #178, American Legion Post #443, Ancient Order of Hibernians Msgr. John J. Lee Division, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post #901, and the Marine Corps League E.J. Brewer Detachment. The Marine Corps League also stood guard at his casket during calling hours. A prayer service was held at the funeral home on Saturday, February 13, 2010 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira, with Father Jeff Tunnicliff officiating. Jack's children, Paul, Joan, Mark, and Deb placed the funeral pall on his casket. His sister and brother-in-law, Mary and John Schmidt then placed the cross on the casket. Readings were given by granddaughters, Meghan Welch and Kelly White. Father Jeff read the Gospel and delivered the homily. The Offertory Gifts were presented by daughters-in-law, Jeanette and Colleen Titus. John Schmidt read "What It's Like to be a Marine" and Paul Titus shared remembrances of his dad. Music was provided by organist Mary Montanarella and the St. Mary's Resurrection Choir. After the mass military honors took place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Pallbearers were sons-in-law, Mike Welch and P J White, grandsons, Jason Titus, Martin Titus, Chris Welch, Ryan Titus and Colin White. Jack's family and friends then gathered at the Hibernian Club for a luncheon and the continued sharing of stories and the flu! "SEMPER FI" - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.14.2010
TITUS - CLINE, Myrtle Alice
Age 83, of Veteran Hill Road, Horseheads, died Wednesday, February 20, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband of 57 years, Edward R. Cline, Jr. in May of 2004. Survivors include her daughter and son-in-law, Cathy Lynn and Nicholas Shelden, also of Horseheads; granddaughter and her husband, Kimberly Lynn and Brian Balliet of Breesport, NY; and two great-grandchildren, Nicholas Andrew and Emily Lynn Balliet, both at home; and several brothers and sisters including, Alfred (Mary) Titus of Sun Valley, CA. She worked at Remington Rand for 25 years followed by 14 years of service at NCR. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Sunday, 12 - 1 p.m. A Memorial Service will be conducted following hours (1:00) by Rev. Sheila Price. A committal will be held in Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/22/2008 - 2/23/2008.
FRANCIS L. TOBEY of Millport RD 1, Wednesday night, Nov. 11, 1953. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Robert Keltner of Millport RD 1; brother, Manley Tobey of Salem, Va.; one grandchild, one great-grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Tobey was a member of the Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral home, Elmira, where friends may call and where prayer service will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. William H. Willits. Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/12/1953
TODD DONNA M TKACHUK
Donna M. Age 64, of Van Etten, died Friday, July 14, 2006, at Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. She was born in Glendale, CA, July 2, 1942, the daughter of the late Donald McLean Hoak and Dorice Aleen Todd. Donna was predeceased by her husband, Robert Vasilli Tkachuk; daughter, Tina Andrade; son, William Roger Tkachuk; brother, Daniel Hoak. Donna is survived by three daughters, Teresa Ramirez, Sulfport, MS, Darleen Tkachuk, Elmira, Sherri Tkachuk, Geneseo; two grandchildren, Daniel and Sandra Ramirez; and a great-granddaughter. A memorial graveside service will be held on Friday, July 21, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are handled through Allen-Manzer Funeral Home of Spencer.
TOMULINAS Helen M. Devens
Age 85, formerly of N. Hoffman Rd., Elmira, NY, died
peacefully on October 14, 2010 at the Beachtree Care Center in Ithaca, NY. Helen was born on July 24, 1925 in Kingston, PA, daughter of the late Joseph and Antoinette (McTavich) Tomulinas. Helen was predeceased by her husband, Edward Devens in 1997; sisters, Albina Stackalis and Anna Tomulinas; brother, John Tomulinas. Helen retired from the A&P Plant in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. Helen was a long time communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and volunteered as a literacy teacher for reading through the Steel Memorial Library. She also volunteered her time to families in need of support. She loved gardening and cherished her cats. Survivors include her sons, Rob (Debra McLaughlin) Devens of Ovid, NY and Jim Devens of Elmira; grandchildren, Lindsay and Michael Devens and Kim, Joshua and Casey Kelsey; great-grandson, Nathan Devens; brother-in-law, Tony Stackalis; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, October 18, 2010 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Tuesday, October 19, 2010 at 12 p.m. in St. Charles Borromeo Church, with Fr. Robert MacNamara as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Helen can be made to the American Heart Association , or the Steel Memorial Library. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 17, 2010
TOTE Anna Mary (Tote) West
Age 84, of 403 Highland Ave. in Horseheads, died Sunday, May 22, 2011, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her parents, Paul and Mary Tote; her sister, Agnes Brown and is survived by her loving husband of 64 years, Raymond; son, Jack West of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Patricia (Gary) Guinther of Horseheads, NY; son, David (Jeannine) West of Elmira Heights, NY; and son, Michael (Dori Schorr) West of Lake Oswego, OR. She is also remembered by her grandchildren, Kimberly (Gregory) Lombard, Scott (Alyson) Guinther, Michelle Duyrea, Jennifer (Bob) Doland, Richard (Melissa) West, Michelle (Jesse) Sackett; and 10 and soon to be 12 great-grandchildren. She loved her home, cooking, being a homemaker and caring for her family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thursday, May 26, 2011, from 1-2:00 p.m. Her service will follow at 2:00 p.m., with a private burial service in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 24, 2011
HOWARD F. ‘HOWIE’ TOWNSEND, age 78 of Maple Avenue, Elmira, peacefully went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 28, 2014 surrounded by the love of his wife of 29 years, Ellen "Lois" (Yeomans) and son, Bryan Townsend. Howie was born in Lackawanna, PA, May 20th, 1936. He was the son of the late Covert and Valera Townsend. In addition to his wife Ellen, he is survived by his children, Debra (Russell) Arrigo of Lakeview, NY, David (Erica) Townsend of Horseheads, NY, Bryan (Megan) Townsend of Elmira, Michael (Kelly) Burt of Elmira; grandchildren, Kristofer and Michael Arrigo, Sean and Ella Townsend, Brandon Burt; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and his cat "Smokey." He is predeceased by his brother, Rudy Townsend and sister, Audrey Weigle. Howie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He possessed a strong sense of humor and was dearly loved by his many friends. In the past he worked on the Erie Railroad as a tower telegraph operator; in 1957 he was appointed as a patrolmen for the Elmira Police Department; He later retired as Captain on May 3rd, 1993. Howie took great pride in his time as the Mayor of Elmira for two terms from 1994 to 1997. In his many interests he renovated and rebuilt his 1850 farm house located on Maple Avenue. He found great enjoyment in carpentry and admiring his home. He could build anything out of wood and found great peace in his labors. Howie was a member and a master of the F&AM Elmira Masonic Temple #95, and the Elmira Police Benevolent Assoc. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, January 4th, 2015 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and again 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Funeral services honoring the life of Howard F. Townsend will be held there Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 11:00AM. Pastor Albert Craig will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing please make memorials in Howie's name to the charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/2/2015
TRAINOR Gale E.
Age 67, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 2, 1941 in Ellenville to Thomas J. and Ruth (Boynan) Trainor, and died Saturday, August 16, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. He was predeceased by his father, Thomas; and is survived by his wife, Patricia Rybak-Trainor; children and their spouses, Kathe and Bill Washburn and Colleen Cassidy-Nordin, all of Elmira, Kerry Cassidy of Washington, DC, Kelly and Rich Raiche and Carole Cassidy, all of Boston, MA; grandchildren, Brittany Cassidy of Boston, MA, Chad and Kassie Nordin, both of Horseheads; mother, Ruth W. Trainor of Greeley, CO; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Jean Trainor of Eatonton, GA, Wayne and Karen Trainor of Greeley, CO, John and Winona Trainor of Savannah, GA; along with several nieces and nephews. Gale retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility as a Corrections Officer after 30 years of service. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was an avid bird watcher. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Saturday, September 6, 2008, at 11 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Gale through donations to the Chemung County Humane Society, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903; or the Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 945 County Route 64, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/18/2008
TRAINOR - STRAIGHT, Gertrude T.
Age 84 of Elmira, died Saturday, June 28, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gert was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Frank and Loretto Cushing Trainor. She was predeceased by her husband Ray C. Straight and brother Bob Trainor. Gert is survived by sons, R. Michael Straight with his daughter Meredith J. Smith; Thomas V. Straight with wife Marcia; Jerry M. Straight with Angie Spencer and his daughter Emma L. Straight and Angie's son Tyler Spencer all of Elmira. Also surviving is her sister Anita Lavris with husband Ted and their daughter Sally of Horseheads; brother Vincent Trainor of Elmira; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Lillian Straight, Marge Trainor, Ralph and Margaret Straight, Florence and Harry Wilkins; good friends, Betty Maloney, Irene and Dick Guthrie; several nieces and nephews. Before raising her family Gert had worked for Remington Rand and the City of Elmira. She later went back to work at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center from where she retired after nearly 20 years of service. Gert was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Her greatest joy was the time spent with her family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, July 2, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will be held on Thursday, July 3, 2008 at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in Gertrude's memory may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Hospital Foundation, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/30/2008.
–EVELYN JUANITA (TRAVIS) SMITH was born February 4, 1945 in Osceola, PA the
daughter of Vernon and Gloria (Cooper) Travis passed away peacefully on
Sunday, April 19, 2015 at the age of 70. Her father, loving husband, Lewis
Smith; daughter, Elizabeth Travis; son, John Travis; mother-in-law, Freda
Rodabaugh preceded her in death. She is survived by her mother: Gloria Stark
of Marion, OH; father-in-law: Richard Rodabaugh; children: Edward (Rhonda)
Howe of Elmira, NY; Robin Travis of Sayre, PA; Shelley (Robert) Stevens of
Elmira, NY; Russell (Tammy) Smith of South Corning, NY; Melissa Marble
(David Pierson) of Elmira, NY; 12 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
She is also survived by her siblings: Rose Woodard (Dean Andress) of Elmira,
NY; Russell "Dusty" (Paulette) Stark of Marion, OH; Peggy Stark of Marion,
OH; Sohn (Mary) Stark of Marion, OH; along with several nieces, nephews and
special thank you to her good friend, Phyllis Loscig. Evelyn was a faithful
and longtime employee of Artistic Direct. Family and friends are invited to
attend Graveside Services today, Thursday April 23, 2015 at 2:00 PM in the
Woodlawn National Cemetery 1826 Davis Street Elmira, NY. Pastor Sid McCrorey
will officiate. The celebration of Evelyn's life will follow at the
Horseheads Eagle's Aerie #3818 115 Westside Ave. Elmira, NY. All are welcome
The Smith family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to CareFirst and its staff for the care and compassion they unselfishly gave to Evelyn. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/2015
TRUMP –BEVERLY J. KNAPP of Elmira, NY was born August 12, 1939 in S. Connellsville, PA, the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Kerns) Trump, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 74. Her beloved husband of 46 years, David O. Knapp, preceded her in death on June 3, 2007. Her brother, William Trump and sister, Barbara Dacey also predeceased her. Beverly is survived by her loving children, Cindy (Jim), Scott (Tracie), Dan (Jen) and Mike (Laurie); adored grandchildren, Jeremy, Kallie (Matthew), Aaron, Maddie, Payton, Lainey and Boedi; sister, Betty (Joseph); along with several nieces and nephews. Her feline companion, "Cowie" also survives her. Beverly was employed by the New York Telephone company for several years, but most recently was a dedicated switchboard operator at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. The Reverend Bryan Kane will officiate. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved David. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/4/2014
TYRRELL Wilma K. Chilson, 56, of Athens, died
unexpectedly Saturday, October 9, 2010 at home. She was born on September 19, 1954 in Sayre, the daughter of the Gordon and Eileen Hill Tyrrell. Wilma loved her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchild. She is predeceased by her husband Donald Chilson in 2008 and her mother Eileen. Wilma is survived by her father Gordon Tyrrell of Athens; children Wilma Krapf, Burlington, Pa., Catherine Hughes, Barton, N.Y., and Donald Chilson of Sayre; eight grandchildren, one great grandchild; siblings Jerry Tyrrell, California, Roy Tyrrell, Maryland, and Gordon Tyrrell, Sayre. Graveside services will be held in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family with Rev. Sharon Lowery officiating. Arrangements are under the care of the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., Athens. Memorial contributions may be made in Wilma’s memory to the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., PO Box 191, Athens, PA 18810 to help offset the cost of the funeral expenses. - Sayre Morning Times, October 11, 2010
TUNISON Walter F. Age 86, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 4, 1920 in Elmira, son of the late Floyd and Mable (Gillet) Tunison, and died Saturday, February 03, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Edna in 1993; grandson, Richard Shaw in 2000; brother, John Tunison; and sister-in-law, Vera Knowles. He is survived by his very special companion, Ruth Miller of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law, Gayle and Darrell Ackerman of Erin; son and daughter-in-law, Ronald and Joanne Tunison of Horseheads; grandchildren, Timothy and Kelly Shaw of Middle Grove, NY, Tamara and William Clay of Bethel, CT, Jeremy Ackerman of Elmira, Capt. Matthew and Cristine Tunison of Savannah, GA, Andrew Tunison and Kathryn Tunison, both of Horseheads; great-grandchildren, Jacqueline Shaw, Brooke Clay and Anna Marie Tunison; step great-grandchildren, Michael Davis, Jr. and Ashley Davis; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Wellington and Carmen Blend of Elkland, PA, Theodore and Eleanor Blend of Buckhannon, WV, Martin Blend of Dover, NJ, Collis and Cindy Blend of Elkland, PA, Dorothy Doland of Horseheads, Florence Edwards of Elkland, PA, Ella Kipferl of Pine City, Elma and Butch Hornbrook of Elmira, Wanda Jankowski and Wilma Gurnsey, both of Addison, NY; along with several nieces and nephews and a community of friends. Walt retired from the Chemung County Dept. of Social Services, Support Collection Unit. He was a veteran of World War II, serving in the India Burma Theatre in the Army Air Corps with the 434th Bombardment Squadron (The Earthquakers). "His footsteps are all over Chemung County". Walt loved and promoted Chemung County and the Southern Tier his entire life. He was a longtime volunteer and supporter of Meals on Wheels, Chemung County Tourist Information Center, the Clemens Center, Arctic League, American Cancer Society, plus numerous other community activities, and was a 20 plus gallon blood donor with the American Red Cross. He received numerous awards and certificates from many area agencies for his volunteer efforts. As a final gift, Walt participated in the University of Rochester Medical School Anatomical Gift Program. His remains will be interred at a later date, in Woodlawn National Cemetery with his wife. Family and friends are invited to visit Lake St. Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira, on Saturday, February 10th, from 1 to 3 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Rev. Ross Raymond will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Walt through donations to Lake St. Presbyterian Church or the Dialysis Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
TURNER –DOROTHY L. STOUT, age 84 of Troy, Pa. died at the Bradford County Manor on Monday, March 27, 2000. She was born in Bismarck, N.D. on March 27, 1916 to the late Leroy and Blanche Ross Turner. Dorothy was a retired nurse’s aide from the Bradford County Manor. She was a former member of the Elmira Moose Lodge. Dorothy was a loving and devoted mother, grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Survivors include daughters, Sylvia and Charles Heasley of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., Hazel Foster of Elmira, N.Y., Joyce and Louis Decker of Gillett, Pa., Barbara Kinner of Wellsburg, N.Y., Carol and Merle Austin of Millerton, Pa., Dorothy and Jack Corwin of Addison, N.Y., and Cynthia and Jerry Slater of Ulster, Pa.; sons, Russell and Pearl Stout of Jackson Summit, Pa., and Douglas Stout of Elmira, N.Y.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; sister, Blanche and Jim Briggs of Gillett, Pa.; many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her beloved husband, Elmer Stout in 1990; brother, Charles Makinster; sisters, Marguerite Aber and Jennie McAdams; grandson, Kevin Decker; and granddaughters, Debbie Decker Ellsworth and Cory Marie Stout. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. on Thursday, March 30, 2000 from 1 to 3 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. with a funeral service to be held there at the conclusion of the visitation. The Rev. Charles Root will officiate. Interment will be at the Woodlawn National Cemetery at 11 a.m. Friday. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Dorothy’s name to the South Creek Evangelical Free Church, 2653 S. Broadway, Wellsburg, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review
TUTTLE –PATRICIA A. DARBY age 68 of 616 Roberts Hollow Rd., Lowman, NY. She was born June 14, 1933 in Sayre, PA a daughter of the late Myron Tuttle and Helena (Bailey) (Tuttle) Wheeler and died Thursday, December 27, 2001 at Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, PA after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Jack; children and their spouses, Linda Keehan of Elmira, Barbara and John Gardner of Cabot, AR, Debra and Robert Correll of Independence, KS, Sandra and Richard Swan of Horseheads, Gloria and Elmer Decker of Elmira, James Vanderpool of Cleveland, TN; step-daughters, Judith Darby, Jean and Andrew Willard all of Elmira Heights; brothers, Richard Tuttle of Trumansburg and Donald Tuttle of Horseheads; sisters, Edith Mitchell of Hector, NY, Marguerite Eldred of Bentley Creek, PA, Martha Burke of Wysox, PA and Jean Ackley of Milan, PA; 11 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews, Patricia was a former employee of Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. and she was an avid bingo player. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Monday, December 31st from 5 to 6 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 6 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette
TYSON Bennett Jr. Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, March 2, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Bennett was born in Sayre, PA, son of the late Bennett and Irene (Shadduck) Tyson Sr. Bennett served our country in the United States Army during WWII. He retired from Victory Groves Trucking in Cocoa Beach, FL, after many years as a truck driver. Survivors include his wife, Jennie (Cook) Tyson of 29 years; daughters, Marcia (special friend, Paul South) Bennett of Milan, PA, Vivian Tyson of Horseheads, NY, and Bonnie Tyson of Erin, NY; son, Wayne (Elsie) Tyson of Erin, NY; sister, Loretta Anderson of FL; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, March 7, 2007, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. William Vallet officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery with Military Honors at the convenience of the family.
UNRUE Robert Ray
Age 84, of Spencerport, NY, formerly of Elmira Heights, died peacefully Saturday, February 7, 2009, at the Palliative Center for Caring of St. Ann's Community in Rochester, NY. Honoring his wishes, there are no prior calling hours. Friends are invited to a memorial service at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, February 14th, at the Parma Baptist Church, 4997 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559 with the Rev. David Chhangte officiating. A private graveside service with Full Military Honors will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Palliative Center for Caring; St. Ann's Foundation, 1500 Portland Avenue, Rochester, NY 14621; Visiting Nurse Hospice, 2180 Empire Blvd., Webster, NY 14580 (family representative, Florence I. Unrue); or the Memorial Fund of Parma Baptist Church, 4997 Ridge Road West, Spencerport, NY 14559. Robert was born March 21, 1924 in Glasglow, West Virginia, the son of the late Garnet Enice Unrue and Essie May Keenan (Unrue) Taber. He graduated from Elmira Heights High School in June 1942. He served in the U.S. Marine Corp during World War II in the Pacific Theatre. On September 28, 1946, he married the former Florence Irene Hill at the Elmwood Ave. Baptist Church of Elmira Heights. They have lived in Spencerport since 1962. He retired as a Terminal Superintendent for Atlantic Richfield of Rochester, NY on October 30, 1981. Mr. Unrue was an active member of Parma Baptist Church (46 years); Spencerport Volunteer Ambulance (over 20 years); lifetime member of the Elmira Heights American Legion and Elmira Heights Volunteer Fire Department. He is loved and will be profoundly missed by his wife of 62 years, Florence "Irene" Unrue, at home; two sons, Larry R. (June "Kitty") Unrue of Macedon, David T. (Carol) Unrue of Spencerport; two daughters, Sharon I. (Gary) Smith of Albion and Linda M. (Neil) Alexander of Dundee; grandchildren, Jason A. (Corinne) Smith, Matthew G. (Colleen) Smith, Rachel A. Smith, Hannah M. Smith, Elizabeth I. Smith, Jeremiah N. Alexander, Alicia A. Alexander, Alissa I. Unrue, and Daniel K. Unrue; great-grandchildren, Sydney R. and Zachary M. Smith. The Baird Funeral Home, 36 Water Street, Dundee, is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/10/2009
UPDIKE Sr., Raymond Age 87 of Elmira, NY died Thursday May 13, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his children, Sandy Beeman, Raymond (Mary) Updike, William (Connie) Updike, David Updike, Debbie (Mike) Rusczak, 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, two sisters and one sister in-law. Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Diana B. Green Updike, also five brothers and two sisters. He was a member of the V.F.W., the White Eagles Club, the Loyal Order of Moose, the American Legion, also a member of Elmira Eagles Club. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Monday May 17, 2010 from 1:00 to 4:00 PM with Eulogy Service there at 4:00 PM. Graveside service will be held Wednesday May 19, 2010 at 10:00 AM at Woodlawn National Cemetery with military honors. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice in Raymond's name.- Elmira Star Gazette, May 16, 2010
UPDYKE Helena Abbie Updyke McCauley Osborne
93, on Thursday, September 19, 2013 died at Oak Springs of Warrenton, VA. She was born on October 12, 1919 to the late Milo and Maude Updyke in Watkins Glenn, NY. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her first husband, James D. McCauley; second husband, James Osborne; son, Matthew McCauley; grandson, Scott McCauley; and two sisters, Jeanne Collum and Doris Knausdorf. She is survived by two children, Pegi McCauley-Ohlinger of Tarpon Springs, FL and William (Angela) McCauley of Stafford, TX and son-in-law, Ron Cilensek of Hartford, Connecticut; grandchildren, Peter (Taylor) Cilensek of Berryville, VA, Kathleen Cilensek Robinson of Farmingdale, NJ, Brian McCauley of Fort Myers, FL, Kimberly (Scott) McCauley Gross of Riverdale, MI, Kelly (Michael) McCauley Schmid of Faribault, MN, Julie McCauley of Ireland, Maureen McCauley of Stafford, TX. She was "Nana" to ten great grandchildren; five great great-grandchildren, and cherished her nieces, Tammy Collum, Gretchen Weisel and Beverly Yingling. Helena retired from Westinghouse and after being a lifelong resident of the Horseheads area, in the early 1990's, moved to the Northern Virginia to be with her daughter and family. She was active in the Southern Tier Widow-Widowers group, Loudoun County Senior Community and The Red Hats Society. A memorial service will be held on October 11, 2013 at 1pm in the Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. A reception to celebrate Helena's life will follow at the Hilltop Inn, 171 Jerusalem Hill Rd, Elmira, NY 14901. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be offered to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933. Star Gazette – September 29, 2013
CLARENCE R. ‘RAY’ URBANIAK, age 68 of Phoenix Ave. in Elmira passed unexpectedly January 14, 2015. Ray was born in Elmira, NY to Walter Urbaniak and Jean MacComber. He is survived by his wife of 45 years, Shirley (Buchanan) Urbaniak; son and daughter-in-law, Steven (Christina) Urbaniak of Horseheads; sister, Sandy (James) Stage; granddaughter, Emily; several other extended family members, nieces, nephews, close and caring friends and neighbors. Ray was a proud Veteran of the Army serving in the Vietnam War. He was employed at Flickenger's and later retired from I.D. Booth working in their warehouse. Ray was certified thru H. & R. Block and was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors. He enjoyed his computers, family vacations; travel, camping, reading, his pets and especially spending time with his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday, January 18, 2015 from 2-4:00 p.m. His service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 4:00 p.m. Burial with military honors at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/16/2015
ARTHUR WILLIAM ‘SNUCK’ VAN ALSTINE age 80, passed away May 24, 2014 with his loving family by his side. Born August 22, 1933, to Arthur B. & Edith Middaugh Van Alstine, Art retired after 40 years at Westinghouse, was a Korean War veteran, a member of the American Legion and a lifetime member of the Golden Glow Volunteer Fire Co. Survivors include his wife of 62 years, Marjorie Peterson Van Alstine, children, Debbie Burgey, Brenda (John) Belmonte and Wendy (Bill) Bailey; grandchildren, Luke and Jesse Burgey, Emily and Josh Belmonte, sisters-in-law, Verna Baldwin, Judy (Rich) Hurley, Irene (Molly McClintock) Peterson, Barb Peterson, Marlene Peterson, Barbara (Wood) Peterson; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother, Robert Van Alstine (Char Wilkinson), brothers-in-law, Ken Peterson, Wayne Peterson, Glen "Butch" Peterson, Edward Baldwin, Sr., nephews, Edward Baldwin, Jr. and Gregory Klub. It was Art's wish that there be no public service. Burial will be held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers please make a donation in Art's memory to a charity of you choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/2014
VanALSTYNE Robert C.
Age 83 of Hillview Drive, Big Flats and formerly a longtime resident of both Auburn and Florida, died July 26, 2011 at Founders Pavilion in Corning, NY. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret, Oct. 16, 2008. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Lynda and Ritner Page of Big Flats and with whom he had resided; grandchildren, Hannah, Ethan, Micah and Rebekah. He was predeceased by his son, Mark in 1983 and brother, Adelbert VanAlstyne Jr. Bob attended First Baptist Church in Horseheads and was a US Army Air force veteran. He had a career in sales working for WMBO Radio in Auburn and also for the Truckers Buying Guide located in NJ. Family and friends are invited to call at the First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads on Fri. July 29, 2011 from 2-3:00 pm where his service will follow in church at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating. Interment to take place at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Bob with memorials to Horseheads Christian School, 2293 Grand Central Avenue, Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – July 28, 2011
Age 82, of Veteran Hill Rd., Horseheads, died after a long illness on September 8, 2007. He was born in Wysox, PA on February 22, 1925, the son of the late Henry and Charlotte (Johnson) Vanderpool. He is survived by his wife of 31 years, Genevieve (Smith) Vanderpool; daughters and sons, Linda Keehan of Elmira, NY, Barbara (John) Gardner of Navarre, FL, Debra (Robert) Correll of Independence, KS, Sandra (Richard) Swan of Horseheads, NY, Gloria (Elmer) Decker of Elmira, NY, James (Lairen) Vanderpool of Wilkes Barre, PA, William (Sara) Vanderpool of Lees Summit, MO; 11 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his granddaughters, Jamie Miller and Hayley Vanderpool; as well as his brothers and sisters. Jim was employed by the former A & P and a retiree from Knob Noster State Park in Knob Noster, MO. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather who always enjoyed spending time with his family. Jim was also a US Army Veteran of both WWII and the Korean War, member of the American Legion and avid outdoorsman who not only enjoyed working outdoors but also loved hunting and fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Tuesday, September 11, 2007, from 2-3:00 p.m., his service will follow at 3:00 p.m. Interment with Military Honors will take place privately in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/9/2007.
VANDERPOOL –LINDA ANN VANDERPOOL BOEHM, 51, of 317B Desmond St., Sayre, PA died Tuesday August 13, 2002 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Born in Waverly, NY November 18. 1950 the daughter of Paul and Sarah VanSice Vanderpool. She is survived by her husband, Donald, at home; her three children Loretta, Frank and Michael Boehm; 3 grandchildren, three brothers, Andrew Vanderpool of Sayre, PA; Earl Vanderpool of Arizona and Paul Vanderpool of Buffalo, NY several nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call Thursday from 7:00-9:00p.m. at the Lowery Funeral Home, 225 South Main St., Athens, PA. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Friday at 2:00p.m. With Captain Lenny Wacenske, pastor of the Salvation Army Church Officiating. Burial will be at a later time in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Towanda Daily Review Aug. 15, 2002.
VARLAN George W. Varlan
85, of Horseheads, NY died Thursday, May 3, 2012, at Founders Pavilion with his family. He was born February 13, 1927 in Avon, NY the son of Nicholas Varlan and Julia Snyder. He married LouElla J. Hinds in 1949. He retired as a Mould Maker from Thatcher Glass in Elmira. George was a U.S. veteran serving during WWII. He is survived by his wife LouElla and their children: Sharon Maiorano of Longmount, CO, Gary Varlan of Elmira, Janet Fenner of Elmira and Julie West of Mechanicsville, VA. They have 9 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 10, 2012, at Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Acly-Stover Funeral Home is assisting the family. Corning Leader – May 8, 2012
VAUGHAN - TAYLOR Mary A. (Vaughan)
Age 89 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday August 2, 2009. Mary was born June 12, 1920 in Railroad Mills, NY the daughter of the late William and Anna Kocourek Vaughan. She married her husband, Clayton F. Taylor, on September 29, 1945 and he pre-deceased her on June 26, 1990. She was also pre-deceased by her brother Nile Vaughan and her sister Agnes V. Coble and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Mrs. Taylor is survived by her son Tighe Taylor; brother: Lawrence C. Vaughan of Horseheads, NY and William K. Vaughan of Florida; sister: Frances (Richard) Daley of Castile, NY; sister-in-law: Shirley (Mrs. Frank) Peck of Horseheads, NY; 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 Friday August 7, 2009 from 6-8 PM. Mrs. Taylor's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. The Rev. Robert Finch will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, New York. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/5/2009
VAUGHN Rose Jane Colunio
A longtime resident of the Southside community, died Tuesday morning, September 13, 2011 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following declining health at the age of 77. Born on February 13, 1934 in Corning, daughter of the late Tracy and Edith F. Galpin Vaughn. She married James L. Colunio on April 18, 1953. In addition to her loving husband, Jane is survived by their children, Anthony "Tony" (Annette) Colunio, Horseheads; Kathy Norgren Newman, GA; Anna (Jeffrey) Sortore, Franklinville; "Doc" Colunio, Elmira; Dorothy Michaels, Weaver, AL; siblings, Janice Masin, Tyrone; Alice Johnson, Corning; Elizabeth Badmone, Elmira Heights; Steven Vaughn, Corning, Edward Vaughn, Montour Falls; sister-in-law, Marion Colunio, Watkins Glen; 15 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, 2 great great grandchildren. In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by 4 siblings, Patricia Collins, Dorothy Noce, Gearld and Arthur Vaughn. Jane was employed by Corning Glass Works until her retirement. She was also a licensed hair dresser. Jane enjoyed crafts and ceramics and pets held a special place in her heart. She was a loving wife and supportive mother. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903 or The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Donor Services, P.O. Box 4072, Pittsfield, MA 01202. Her services were held privately at her family's convenience and she was interred in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 18, 2011
VEAZIE - Kenneth C. Veazie
HORSEHEADS - Kenneth C. Veazie, 79, of Windsor Road, Horseheads, died Thursday, Feb. 4, 1999 in Coopers Plains. He was a retired Met Life Insurance agent. Survivors include a son, Stephen M. Veazie of Belmont, Calif., two daughters, Kendy S. Veazie of San Diego, Calif., and Mary Thompson of Lebanon, Tenn. Calling hours are 1-4 p.m. Sun. at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads. Services will be at 10 a.m. on Monday at The Love Church, 3136 Upper Lake Road, Horseheads with his stepson, the Rev. Jim Pierce officiating. Burial with full military honors will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. (Additional information: Stephen Veazie (Islesboro, ME) m Martha Harding (Trenton, ME)
son Stephen G. Veazie m Sarah C. Folsom
son Charles Horatio Veazie m Alice A. Bideler
son Stephen Fay Veazie m Mary A Tifft
Kenneth C. Veazie (1919-1999) m1 Agnes Sue Johnson; m2 ?; ch. Stephen, Kendy Sue, Mary
Virginia M. Veazie (1920-1987) m Kenneth D. Arnold (1914-1987) ch. Brent
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VITUCCI Mary A.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, October 15, 2011
at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Mary was born in Elmira on
May 4, 1927 daughter of the late Samuel and Frances (Rohde) DeRenzo. Mary
retired from the Elmira City School District after many years of service. She
is survived by her children, Ann Millhollen and Michael (Susan) Vitucci, both
of Elmira; grandchildren, Anthony and Theresa (Joel Klee) Vitucci, James
(Jaime) Millhollen and Elizabeth Millhollen; great-grandchildren, Emily Lauper
and Sofia Millhollen; step mother, Marian DeRenzo; special friends, Janet and
Lisa. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Vitucci and very special
friend, Myron Meriwether. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday,
October 20, 2011 from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral
service will follow at 6 p.m. with Fr. Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment
will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Mary's family would like to thank Carol for being a special caregiver for their
mother. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Mary can be made to the St.
Jude Children's Research Hospital at 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN
38105-1942 Star Gazette – October 19, 2011