Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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Woodlawn National Cemetery Obituaries
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
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.
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
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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Brett T. Age 35 formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday December 25, 2005 in Jacksonville, Florida as the result of a motorcycle accident. Brett was born April 22, 1970 in Elmira, NY the son of George T. and Virgie Funn Wade. He was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1989. After graduation, Brett enlisted in The U.S. Army and served his country during Desert Storm. He was an avid bowler and had a passion for motorcycles. Brett owned and operated his own motorcycle customizing business, Strictly Street, which specialized in Chroming and Polishing motorcycles in Fort Worth, Texas. He became an assistant manager at Cycle Gear in Fort Worth and was promoted to manager and recently moved to manage Cycle Gear in Jacksonville, Florida. Brett was a compassionate and loving man who cherished his family and friends and the time he spent with them. Brett is survived by his mother Virgie Funn Wade of North Richland Hills, Texas; his father George T. Wade of Horseheads, NY; his sister Tonji Wade of Alexandria, VA; maternal grandmother: Mabel Evans of Riverhead, NY; several aunts, uncles, 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 Saturday December 31, 2005 from 10-11 AM. Brett's Funeral Services and Reflections of his Life will follow calling hours. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Brett.
WADE Clifford R. Age 85 of Johnson Hollow Road Pine Valley, NY died on Sunday November 5, 2006. Mr. Wade was born July 7, 1921 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Elton and Phebe Forsythe Wade. Clifford was a Veteran of WW II and a member of American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY. He married his wife, Margaret H. Janowski Wade, who pre-deceased him on May 15, 2001. Clifford was also pre-deceased by his daughter, Jane Wade Briggs, who died on August 31, 2000 as well as his brother Roger Wade and his sister Elizabeth Wade. Mr. Wade was a member of The First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen. He was a former employee of The Horseheads Brick Yard and American Bridge Works in Elmira Heights, NY. Mr. Wade retired as a bus driver for Shortline/Trailways Bus in Elmira, NY. He loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them especially the times at Seneca Lake. Mr. Wade is survived by his children: Terry & Martha Wade of Burnt Hills, NY, Pamela & Kermit Mercer of Brockport, NY, Timothy & Mary Jane Wade of Horseheads, NY, Thomas & Wendy Wade of Hector, NY, Daniel & Kathy Wade of Columbus, Indiana, and David & Debby Wade of Pine Valley, NY; 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, 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 Tuesday November 7, 2006 from 6-8 PM. Mr. Wade's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM with the Rev. Beverly Karr-Lyon officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Wade. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Wade through memorials to The First Presbyterian Church of Watkins Glen 520 North Decatur Street Watkins Glen, NY 14891.
WAGNER Amos B. (Dutch) "Devoted Father" Age 77, of Elmira, NY, Sunday, January 20, 2002 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by: sons and daughters-in-law: Todd and Jennifer Wagner of Horseheads, NY, Bart and Lynnann Wagner of Lawrenceville, PA, grandchildren; Emily, Cameron, and Lauren Wagner, brothers-in-law; Robert (Gail) Silvers of Ithaca, NY and Stephen (Jeanette) Silvers of Rochester, NY. He was predeceased by his parents Gideon K. and Myrtle (DeShong) Wagner, 4 brothers and one sister. Dutch was a United States Army Air Corp Veteran of World War II, a former employee of Clute Motor Company and he retired from Hardinge Brothers. He was an avid sportsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 on Tuesday, January 22, 2002 from 3:00 to 5:00pm and 7:00 to 9:00pm. A 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 those wishing may make donations to The Alzheimer's Support Group, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.
WALBURN Arhur R. (Tommy) Loving husband, father and grandfather of Millport, NY Age 77, died Saturday, January 19, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Surviving are his wife of 59 years, Beulah G. Walburn; children, Walter R. (Charlene) Walburn of Wilson, NC, Carol A. (Gary) Johnson of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Christia D., Ronald, and Eric Johnson and Shane and Shawn Walburn; great grandchildren, Krysta, Kassandra and Justin; sisters, Florence Murray and Evelyn Shedden. Tommy was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a veteran of WW II, having served in the US Army. He retired from the Elkland Tannery after 30 years of service. He also had run several ARCO gas stations in the Elmira area for several years. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, January 21, 2002 from 7-9 PM and Tuesday from 1-3PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY The funeral and committal service will be held there at the end of visitation Tuesday at 3 PM. Interment will be held in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of the family.
WALKER Helen Irene Walker Jay
90 years old, died on April 25, 2012 in Orem , UT with her son by her side. Affectionately known as “Grandma Buttons”, she was born in New Castle, PA June 7, 1921 the 7th child of Charles Rice Walker and Lillie Belle Shaffer Walker. She married Arthur Maxwell Jay on June 7, 1942 and later became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and was sealed for time and all eternity in the Los Angeles Temple on January 18, 1969. Helen worked at Eckerd Drugs, JC Penney’s and for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Corning and Horseheads, New York. She was accomplished in needlework, crochet, and cross stitch. She was an avid genealogist, and was delighted to become a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR). She belonged to a button club in Big Flats NY, and enjoyed creating works of art with her buttons. Although she held many callings within the church, her favorite was working with the Beehive girls and she has remained close to many of the ward members in the Elmira ward. Helen traveled the USA for 7 years averaging 13 moves a year, living in 24 states, while her husband built cooling towers in the eastern states. She home schooled her son, Delbert until the age of 12. They then settled in Corning/Big Flats NY where she lived until 2000. After Arthur died she moved to Provo UT to be closer to her son and grandchildren. For the last 3 years she has resided at Cove Point Retirement Community. She is survived by her son Delbert R. Jay (Doreen), 6 grandchildren Brand Ward (Jesse) of Hudson WI, Corrina Bacon (Stephen) of Saratoga Springs UT, Wry Jay (Adrienne) of Herriman UT, Cohen Jay (Aimee) of Santa Rosa CA, Havila Billings (Jonny) of Springville UT, Donovan Jay of Provo UT. She has 13 great grandchildren with one on the way, and 1 great great granddaughter. She is preceded in death by her husband , her parents, 3 sisters, 4 brothers, and one great grandson. Her family wishes to thank special people in her life especially David and Hanne Duke who never forgot her. Also for caring staff and residents at Cove Point and in her final month the staff at Orem Rehab Center. Thank you , thank you we all felt so loved and cared for! Funeral Services will be Thursday May 3,2012 at 11a.m. with a viewing just prior from 9-10:30a.m. at the Grandview 11th Ward Chapel located at 900 West 2150 North, Provo ,UT (off Carterville Road). A graveside service will be held the following Saturday May 5, 2012 at 1:00p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery 1825 Davis Street, Elmira NY. All are invited to attend. Funeral home obituary – May 3, 2012
WALLACE Donald, Sr.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY. He was born March 17, 1937 in Elmira, son of the late Isaac and Cornelia (Woods) Wallace and died Monday, November 10, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by five children; sisters, Nettie M. Peters of Elmira, and Vivian M. Brewer of LaCrosse, WI; brother, Robert Wallace of Rochester, NY; along with several nieces and nephews, including Dr. Mark Kenneth Stevens of LaCrosse, WI, and Cecilia A. Peters of Elmira. Mr. Wallace was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving from 1957 to 1961. Inurnment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/12/2008
WALLACE Richard P.
Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Tuesday, August 14, 2007. He was born on April 20, 1932 in Elmira, NY to the late Isaac and Cornelia (Woods) Wallace. Survivors include his brothers, Robert (Koko) Wallace of Rochester, NY and Donald Wallace of Elmira; sisters, Vivian Brewer and Nettie Peters, both of Elmira; longtime friend, Mary Lyles of Elmira; several nieces and nephews and a host of friends. Richard served our country in the US Air Force during the Korean War. Richard was a Correctional Officer with the NYS Department of Corrections and retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility. It was Richard's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the doctors and the staff at the Bath VA Center for the care given to Richard. Memorial donations in Richard's name can be made to the Bath VA Center.
WALTON - LYSAK
Margaret R. Walton Of State Route 352, Saturday, October 27, 2001. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home Wednesday 1-3 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Father Jeremiah Moynihan, celebrant. Burial in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of family. Survivors include her husband of 58 years, Jim Lysak; sons, David Lysak, George Lysak, Robert Lysak Sr., Robert Lysak, Jr. and Stephen Benting III; daughters, Dawn Turner and Robin Rounsville; 3 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren; also several nieces and nephews. She was an avid T.V. fan of a selected few programs. She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. She worked in a wide variety of work fields throughout her life, and took great pride and love in raising all of her children. She enjoyed being the focal point of the family structure with her hand and heart always extended to support their endeavors and needs. Her skill in cooking was always enjoyed by the entire family.
WANDELL Danny A. Sr."Blinky"
Age 70, of Elmira, died on Saturday, September 28, 2013 at the Arnot Hospital. Danny is survived by his loving wife, Shannon, along with many other family members and friends. A graveside service will be held with military honors in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – September 29, 2013
WANDELL - ROSE, Florence L.
Age 87, of West Pulteney Street in Corning, NY, died Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Born in Waverly, NY on September 11, 1922, Florence was the daughter of Wilbert and Jessie (Mace) Wandell. She graduated from School Number 2 in Elmira, NY in 1937. Florence married Floyd Rose in 1940 and was preceded in death by him in 1968. She had worked for Corning Glass Works for a short time as an inspector, but worked for several people in the area as a housekeeper. She attended the Monterey Baptist Church and had been the treasurer for the Gospel Workers. Florence is survived by her son, Paul Rose of Corning, NY; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her brothers, Charles, Woodrow, John and LaVerne Wandell; a sister, Neva Jeski; and her son, Joel in 2009. Friends may call on Saturday from 10 a.m. until 12 Noon at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where services will follow at Noon with the Reverend Robert Stuart officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be made in Florence's name to the American Legion, John P. Eaton Post of Corning, 145 Walnut St., Corning, NY 14830. - Elmira Star Gazette, April 8, 2010
WANDELL LaVerne G.
A longtime resident of the West Elmira community, died on Friday, February 12, 2010 in the comfort of his home in the care of his family at the age of 85. Born on August 17, 1924 in Elmira, LaVerne was the son of the late, Wilbert C. & Jesse Mace Wandell. Dedicated to his country he proudly served in the United States Army during WWII. Following the war, LaVerne married Katherine Butts on June 10, 1946 in Elmira. A hard worker and good provider, LaVerne was employed by Swift Meat Co. and Hardinge Inc. for many years. In serving the Lord, he was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church and a member of the Elmira Heights Masonic Ivy Lodge # 397. His was an avid golfer and enjoyed bowling. LaVerne cherished his family who survive, wife of nearly 64 years, Katherine Butts Wandell; daughter, Mary K. (Michael R.) Boorum, Niagara Falls; son, Verne R. (Lorrie) Wandell, MI; sister, Florence Rose, Horseheads; five grandchildren, Michael (Casey) Boorum, Michelle (Kirt) Bordonaro, Melaine (Zachary) Herr, all of the Niagara Falls area; Elizabeth (Alex) Witt, MI; and Lauren Wandell, CA; five great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and family friends. In addition to his parents, Wilbert C. & Jesse Mace Wandell, LaVerne was also predeceased by his siblings, Neva, Charles, Woodrow and John. Family and friends will be received at the Westside United Methodist Church, corner of Foster and First Sts. Elmira on Friday February 19, 2010 at 11 am. Mr. Wandell's ashes will be interred in Woodlawn National Cemetery at 2 pm, Friday where full military honors will be accorded. Memorials may be directed to Westside United Methodist Church, 744 W. First St. Elmira, NY 14905 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in LaVerne's memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.14.2010
Cecil R. WARD, 62, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Troy, PA died March 8, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira. He was born October 3, 1937 in Troy, the son of Wilson and Norma Anderson Ward. Cecil was a 1956 graduate of Troy High School where he was an outstanding athlete. He was a car salesman. Mr. Ward served honorably in the US Marine Corps form 1957 to 1958 and he was a past member of Sayre American Legion Post #283. He is survived by a brother, Phillip E. Ward of Athens, PA. He was predeceased by a brother, Gerald A. Ward. Private funeral services were held with burial to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery; arrangements were by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to a charity of one’s choice. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, March 18, 1999
DAVID WARD- David K. Ward, age 40, of Austinville, PA died on Friday, April 27, 2001 at home. He was born on December 13, 1660 in Sayre, PA, a son of Phillip and Judy (Wolfe) Ward. He was a member of the Austinville Union Church. He served for ten years in the US Army 24th Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, GA. David was a member of the Sayre American Legion Post #0283. He was currently employed at Hoover Hardware in Troy, PA. He was a carpenter and plumber by trade and loved working at home. Among his interests were bow hunting and old car restoration. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, Pami (Popp) Ward, at home; mother, Judith (Larry) Howe of Horseheads, NY; father, Phillip E. Ward and good friend, Almira McClure of Athens, PA; brothers, Danny (Debbie) Ward of Troy, PA and Mike Ward, Zephyrhills, FL; friends, David Storrs and John Coxhead. David is predeceased by his maternal grandparents, George and Lois Wilson; paternal grandparents, Wilson and Norma Ward; uncles, Cecil and Gerald Ward. Graveside services with full military honors were held May 3 at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY with the Rev. Kenneth Marple officiating. Arrangements were under the direction of the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy. Memorials may be directed to the Austinville Union Church, RR 1, Box 368, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, May 3, 2001)
WEAVER - John C. Weaver, Jr. "Jack" - age 62 of Elmira, died unexpectedly at home on Thursday, September 26, 2002. He was born September 9, 1940 in Elmira, son of John C. Weaver, Sr., and Beatrice McDonald. Jack was a loving husband, father and grandfather, who was especially devoted to his grandchildren and is survived by all those who loved him dearly - his wife of forth years, Mildred "Mim" Gilbert Weaver; daughter, Dannette R. McDonald with husband Wayne and children Jedidiah and Cody James of Wellsburg, NY; son, John G. Weaver with wife Jana and children, Desiree Padilla and Dimitri and Damian of Elmira; son, James G. Weaver with wife Katherine and children, Kaitlyn, Joshua and Lindsay of Elmira. Also surviving Jack are brothers-in-law, Les Gilbert with wife Ann of Myrtle Beach SC and Frank Gilbert with Elaine Lewis of Anderson SC; sisters-in-law, Sylvia Liotino with husband Vito of Myrtle Beach SC, Donna Minch with husband Will of Venice Beach FL, Jackie Minotti with husband Vinnie of Elmira, Janet Usselman of Elmira, Leona Farrell with husband Ted of Willseyville NY and Sandy Gilbert of Elmira; along with numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, September 30, 2002 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary's Church, Elmira on Tuesday, October 1, 2002 at 10 a.m. Interment, with full military honors, will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery on Wednesday, October 2, 2002 at 10 a.m. Jack was a US Navy veteran and a retired Correction Officer from the Elmira Correctional Facility, with thirty-two years of service. Jack was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. He was a member of the Msgr. John J. Lee Division of the ancient Order of Hibernians and a holder of the Major Degree with the AOH Donations in Jack's memory may be directed to Project Children, c/o AOH, 701 Kinyon Street, Elmira, NY 14904 - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2002
WECHTALUK Bernard Age 78, of Elmira Heights died Saturday, May 12, 2001 at Elcor Health Services. Bernie was born September 13, 1922 in Nanticoke, PA son of the late Zachary and Anna (Zeedock) Wechtaluk. He was veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army Air Corps and was in China, Burma and India. Bernie was past president of the Thomas A. Edison High School Board of Education and Board Member Board for 10 years a member of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church, Elmira Heights American Legion and was a Master Gardener. Survivors include his wife Eva (Telencio) Wechtaluk of Elmira Heights, two sons; David (Kathleen) of Blacksburg, VA, Kevin of Elmira Heights, a daughter; Susan of San Francisco, CA a brother; Leonard (Elizabeth) of Horseheads, his loving grandchildren, Leah and Ethan, several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, May 13, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held at the funeral home 11 AM Monday, May 14, 2001 with Rev. Fr. Jason Kappanadze of Holy Trinity Russian Orthodox Church officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to Southern Tier Hospice or the Falk Cancer Center. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.
WEEKS Francis B.
Age 88, of Pine City, NY, was called home to be with the Lord on Thursday, September 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. He was born March 25, 1919, son of the late Bert and Estella Weeks of Harrisville, New York. He is also predeceased by his brothers, Richard and Junior. Francis graduated from Harrisville High School in 1937 and from Utica School of Commerce in 1938. He worked for Smith & Egloff Law and Insurance Firm in Carthage, NY until 1941 and then for the Acme Railroad Construction Company of Newton Falls, NY, until he joined the United States Army in June 1942. He served in United States and European areas and was discharged in October 1945. He married Ruth Childers of Ely, Minnesota and Washington, D.C., on June 25, 1943 at the First Presbyterian Church, Bend, Oregon, by Rev. R.H. Prentice, and they have three children, Diana (Durwood) Paplee of Rochester, NY, David of Tempe, AZ, and Dale (Amy) Weeks of Tallahassee, FL. They have three grandchildren, Gretchen and Jonathan of Rochester, NY, and Andre Weeks of FL. After his Army service he attended college and received a BA Degree from Syracuse University and a Master's Degree from St. Lawrence University. He then became a Business Teacher at Jamestown and then West Carthage, NY. In 1954 he was appointed Business Administrator of the Elmira City School District. He continued in that position until retirement in August 1986. Francis was past master of Adirondack Grange at Harrisville, was a member of the Carthage Rotary Club, past president of the Elmira Kiwanis Club, and was an officer in the Community Chest of Chemung County in the 1970's, including the year of the 1972 flood. Since retirement he has been active in AARP locally and in New York State and nationally, and was past president of Elmira Chapter #276 AARP. He is also past president of Elmira Area Retired Teachers Association and has been a volunteer at the Chemung County Office for the Aging as coordinator of the Medicare Assistance Program for seniors. Francis has been an avid runner and skier most of his life. Family and friends are invited to gather for a Memorial Service on Sunday, September 23, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903, with Reverend Patrick Holder officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the church at the same address. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/22/2007.
WEISKOPF Harold H. "Sam" Retired Salesman Age 70 of Halderman Hollow Road Elmira, NY. died Thursday, September 13, 2001 very unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born August 14, 1931 in Elmira, the son of the late Raymond Murray and Lulu A. (English) Weiskopf. He is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Shirley Weiskopf; sisters, Genevieve Watts and Marjorie Smith. "Sam", as family and friends affectionately knew him was a salesman for many years with Parkway Studios, Inc. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force serving his country from 1949 - 1952. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Private Graveside Services will be held at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorial Donations in the name of Harold H. "Sam" Weiskopf may be directed to his brother Don at 612 Fred Street Elmira, NY 14904. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904.
WILLIAM RAY WELCH
William Ray Welch, 69, Mainesburg, died August 11, following an extended illness. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of the Austin-Cox Post American Legion of Mansfield. He is survived by his son, Duane Welch, of New York City; his mother Mrs. Ellen Welch of Mainesburg; 3 brothers, Nelson Welch, Pewaukee, Wisc., Louis W. Welch, Millerton, RD 1, and Harold Welch of Mainesburg; 2 sisters, Mrs. Charles Prince, Alpine, NY, and Mrs. Arthur Mudge, Mainesburg. The funeral will be held today (Wednesday) at 1:30 at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home with the Rev. Glenn Dewey officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Military funeral.
WELLS –SANDRA D. WELLS MORSE, age 44, of 1113 State Route 13, Horseheads, NY Friday, August 28, 1998. Sandra was born February 19, 1954 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Maynard E. and Margaret L. McNett Wells. She was a nurse at the Bath VA Center prior to her illness. Sandy is survived by her husband, Gary L. Morse; sons, Lance Morse and Adam Morse both of Horseheads, NY; daughter and son –in-law, Melissa & Tony Spencer of Elmira, NY; brothers, Samuel Wells of Horseheads, NY and Michael Wells of Elmira, NY. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the family home on Friday, September 4, 1998 beginning at 3:00 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home. –Elmira Star Gazette.
WEST Richard J.
Age 91, of Berry Lane and Algonquin Drive in Big Flats, and also formerly of Prattsburg, NY, died after a long illness Sun. Aug. 9, 2009, at home. He is survived by his dear friend, wife and caregiver, Robin (Crandell) West; daughters and sons, Lynn (Steve) Hulse of Branchport, NY, Richard Jr. (Barbara) West of The Villages, FL, Mary (David) Bordeaux of Almond, NY, Jeanette (Jay) Pastelak of Philadelphia, PA, Beth (Ed) Wheeler of Horseheads, NY, Todd Yoggy of Richmond, VA, Kristin (Harold) Novitsky of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeff (Karen) Hulse, Mark (Heather) Hulse, Matthew Hulse, Claudine (Ron) Contreras, David (Maria) Bordeaux, Justin (Nicole) Bordeaux, Carrie (Tom) Roselli, Natalie Pastelak, David and Kailea Porter, Harrisen Wheeler, Lynsey and Kyle Davis; great-grandchildren, Maggie Sharpe, T.J. and Serena Roselli, Sydney Hulse and Brennan and Allegra Bordeaux; nephews, William and Robert West; also Evelyn West, his former spouse and mother to his children, Lynn, Richard, Mary and Jeanette of Hornell, NY. He was predeceased by his brother, William West; and great-grandson, Collin Hulse. Dick was the Executive Director for Pro Action in Bath, NY, for 40 years. He was a WWII Veteran of US Army, a Purple Heart recipient and was always proud at his achievement as Salutatorian of his High School Class at Roosevelt High School. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed. Aug. 12, 2009, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 1100 W. Church St., Elmira, NY on Thurs. Aug. 13, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jeremiah P. Moynihan as celebrant. Interment with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Those wishing may remember Dick with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/10/2009 - 8/11/2009
WEST THERESA M. CARL
HORNELL— Theresa M. Carl, 78, died Sunday (July 18, 2010.) She was born March 19, 1932 in Elmira to James and Mary Ellen West. She is predeceased by her husband, Gilbert; brother, James; and sister, Verna. She is survived by three daughters, Kathryn Moffit of Nunda, Noreen Velez of Hornell, and Mary Ellen Schenck of Hornell; four sons, Ed Carl of Ky., Ron Carl of Ariz., Lesley Murry of Germany, and Dale Murray of Hornell; 26 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother, Norman West of Venice, Fla.; and numerous nieces and nephews. Services will be held at the convenience of the family. She will be buried at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements are with the Mann Funeral Home, Canaseraga. Hornell Everning Tribune - July 21, 2010
WEST - CARL, Theresa West
unexpectedly on July 18, 2010. Condolences to her family may be made at a gathering at His Tabernacle Family Church, 16 Level Acres, Horseheads, Friday, August 13, 2010 at 5:00PM. Star-Gazette - August 8, 2010
WESTLAKE - BROWN
Helen E. Age 80, formerly of 399 14th St., Elmira Heights, NY, died Wednesday, August 3, 2005, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Helen was born in Horseheads, NY, daughter of the late Harry and Minnie Westlake. Helen was also predeceased by her late husbands, Gerald Higgins, Sr. and Mott Brown; sister, Alberta; brother, Harry. Survivors include daughter, Sally Higgins of Virginia Beach, VA; son, Gerald (Edie) Higgins of Elmira; grandchildren, Heather, Rebecca, Christin, Lisa, Bethany, Dustin, Ray, Justin and Stewart; great-grandchildren, Shaun, Alexis, Eric, Isabella, Helena and Abigail; Family and friends are invited to call Monday, August 8, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial service will follow at 1 p.m. with Chaplain Ernest C. Latterell officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
WETHERBEE - DALRYMPLE V. June Wetherbee
Age 86, of Middle Rd. and formerly of Sutton Rd. in Horseheads, died peacefully after a short illness on Sun. Dec. 13, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Wed. Dec. 16, 2009 from 1-3:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Those wishing may also remember June with memorials to Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in Star-Gazette on December 16, 2009
WHALEN Jerome P.
Elmira: Born June 26, 1933 in Philadelphia, PA to Frank and Mary (McCusker) Whalen, Jerry died at age 78 on Friday, July 8, 2011. He is predeceased by brothers, Frank, James, and Robert; sister, Mary; and special family member, Kathryn (Gokie). Jerry is survived by his wife, Marci M. Whalen; children, Michael J. Whalen of Needham, MA with wife Karen, and children, Nicholas, Jordyn, Adam, and Ava; Kevin P. Whalen of Jamaica Plain, MA with wife Kathy Brown and children, Alexander and Carolina; Deborah J. Whalen of Cabin John, MD with husband, Graham White and his daughter Madelyn; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Millie Whalen, Gillian Whalen, Carole Whalen, Evelyn and Wayne Siegel, Marian Pizano, Joseph and Gloria Platnik, and William Prebola; along with several nieces and nephews. Jerry was a Dana Professor of English Literature at Elmira College, where he began teaching in 1968 after receiving his Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh. After retiring, he continued teaching graduate students until 2011. He was a passionate teacher and reader of literature, especially Shakespeare. Jerry also enjoyed studying history. A strong advocate for justice, he supported groups such as Doctors Without Borders, Amnesty International, and the American Civil Liberties Union. He was an avid New York Yankees baseball fan. His sense of humor and wit were well known, and he enjoyed many a spirited discussion with friends at Horigan's Tavern. Jerry's greatest joy was time spent with his family. Family and friends are invited to his Mass of Christian Burial on Wednesday, July 13, 2011 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Services and committal prayers will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery, as Jerry was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to Elmira Samaritan Center or Doctors Without Borders. Star Gazette – July 11, 2011
WHEELER –MARY E. MACBLANE, 78, a resident of Elcor Health Services, Elmira, NY died July 17, 1999. Surviving are her children Robert (Elaine) MacBlane, Elmira, NY, Larry (Sherry) MacBlane, Pine City, NY, Sharon (Ed) Fleming, Elmira; nine grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; brothers, Frederick (Barbara) Wheeler, Elmira, Robert (Joyce) Wheeler, Elmira, Scott (May Lou) Wheeler, Canton, PA; sister, Irene (Robert) Kendall, Troy, PA; numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband, Lewis W. MacBlane, in 1991 and by her brother, Harold Wheeler in 1999. Funeral services were held July 29 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to a charity or organization of one’s choice in Mary MacBlane’s memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
WHEELER MARY E. MACBLANE age 78, a resident of Elcor Health Services went to be with her husband, Lewie, Saturday, July 17, 1999. Surviving are: her children, Robert (Elaine) MacBlane of Elmira, Larry (Sherry) MacBlane of Pine City, Sharon (Ed) Fleming of Elmira; grandchildren, Lori MacBlane, Bob(Barb) MacBlane, Cherie MacBlane, Scott MacBlane, Sunny (Chris) English, Lance MacBlane, Joette MacBlane, Eddie Fleming and Janielle McCarty; great-grandchildren, Olivia Hover, Shawn Fleming, Zachary McCarty, Mathew Dillon and Margaret MacBlane; brothers, Frederick (Barbara) Wheeler of Elmira, Robert (Joyce) Wheeler of Elmira, Scott (Mary Lou) Wheeler of Canton, PA; sister, Irene (Robert) Kendall of Troy, PA; sisters-in-law, Jane Wheeler of Canton, PA, Marion Lamberson of Morris Run, PA, Helen MacBlane of Morris Run, PA; Betty Jane (Thomas) Blanchard of Painesville, OH; brother-in-law, Thomas 9Geraldine) MacBlane of Elmira; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by her husband Lewis W. MacBlane on December 31, 1991 and by her brother, Harold Wheeler in March of 1999. Family and friends are invited to call Monday July 19, 1999 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. The funeral service will be held there Tuesday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. The family suggests that memorials may be directed to a charity or organization of ones choice in Mary MacBlane’s memory. A luncheon will be served for family and friends at the Southport Fire Hall immediately following the graveside services. –Elmira Star Gazette
WHITE - WALBURN, Beulah G.
Age 84, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Friday, February 13, 2009. Beulah was born on October 3, 1924 in Canton, PA, to Bert and Sadie White. Her husband, Arthur R. Walburn, predeceased Beulah on January 19, 2002. Beulah was a loving, devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother who dedicated her life to her family. She loved garage sales and playing cards. She is survived by son, Walter R. (Charlene) Walburn of Wilson, NC; daughter, Carol (Gary) Johnson of Horseheads, NY; her beloved grandchildren, Christa Johnson, Shane (Unita) Walburn, Ronald Johnson, Shawn Walburn, and Eric (Crystal) Johnson; also her cherished great-grandchildren, Krysta, Kassandra, Trinity, Justin, Mary Beth, Rebecca, and Paige. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, February 16, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Funeral and Committal Services there Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Elwyn Patrick will officiate. Beulah will be laid to rest next to her husband, Arthur, in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2009
WHITE Leo Age 83, a longtime resident of Elcor Health Services, died on Friday, May 5, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth in 1997. Leo served our Country in the US Army during WWII. He retired from Corning Inc. and was proud of his service to them. Leo enjoyed hunting, reading and studying the bible. Leo touched the lives of his many caregivers at Elcor and he greatly appreciated the care, good humor and attention he received, mostly from the Valley Unit Staff. It was Leo's wish that there be no services held. Interment will be held privately in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
WHITE Richard C.
Age 81 and longtime resident of Horseheads died Jan. 1, 2010. He was predeceased by his wife, Carol, in 1996. He is survived by his son, Carl also of Horseheads; granddaughter, Tory White; brothers, Donald (Nonnie) White of Ithaca, NY and James (Sharon) White of Shreveport, LA; nieces and nephews. Dick was an enthusiast of aviation at a very young age, so much so he received his private pilot license at the age of 16. Dick was a career veteran of the U.S. Air force having served from 1946-1967 where he received the Accommodation Medal for exceptional service. He served the majority of his career in Europe in the field of Communications. He served the last eight years at the London Embassy where he met his wife Carol. At his request, service will take place privately with interment later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010
WHITE RICHARD T. Age 68, of 518 Harcourt Drive Elmira died Sunday December 23, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Richard was born September 5, 1933 in Elmira son of the late Richard and Ethel (Berry) White. Richard was a veteran of the US Navy and served in the Korean Conflict. He retired form the Elmira Housing Authority where he worked in the care of buildings department. He married the former Shirley Fish who survives. Richard was a Communicant of St. Peter and Paul's Church, a Member of The White Eagles, FOE #941, and American Legion #443. Survivors include his loving wife of 47 years Shirley of Elmira, sons; Phillip (Debora) White, Russell White and William White all of Elmira. Loving grandchildren, Kelly, Michael and Colin White, several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. A brother William and sister Sandra predeceased Richard. Family and friends are invited to call from 5 to 8 PM Wednesday, December 26, 2001 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Rev. Patrick Connor officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the Elmira Community Kitchen c/o St. Peter & Paul's Church 160 High Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
WHITMAN Edward E. "Budd" Of Elmira, NY Age 77, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Friday, October 6, 2006, in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY, at 1:00 p.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Whitman full Military Honors. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
WITTIG George Edgar Wittig
Age 68 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 15, 1943 in Binghamton, NY son of the late George Alfred and Nancy Bertha (Brown) Wittig and died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his brother Monty and sister-in-law Rose (Mrs. Richard) Wittig and is survived by his son Myron and daughter Frances Wittig both of PA; brothers and sisters Ira (Loretta) Wittig of Tunkhannock, PA, Donald (Joyce) Wittig of Norwalk, CA, Charles (Roxanne) Wittig of Simi Valley, CA, Russell Wittig of Waverly, NY, Joanne (Thomas) Hartwick of Everson, WA, Fran (Dennis) Warner of Simi Valley, CA, Albert (Jan) Wittig of Bellflower, CA, Richard Wittig of Clinton, AK and Robert Wittig; sister-in-law Deb (Mrs. Monty) Wittig of Washington; several grandchildren, nieces, nephews and cousins. George had several close friends and was always willing to meet more. He was a truck driver for many years and a veteran of the U.S. Army. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Funeral home obituary - October 4, 2012