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
WIDMANN Rena KELLOGG
Age 90 of Elmira Heights died January 9, 2013 at Elcor Health Center. Rena was daughter to Leopold and Helen "Nana" Widmann. She was predeceased by her husband, Everett in 2007 and her daughter-in-law, Marcia in 2011 and sister, Rose Riano. Rena is survived by her son, Wayne of Beaver Dams, NY, Neal (Helen) Kellogg of Hapeville. GA, grandchildren, Rena (George) Pendleton, Wayne Kellogg II, Fred Kellogg, Rachel Kellogg, Joel (Sarah) Kellogg, Richard (Mandy) Kellogg and countless great grandchildren and sister Pia "Pat" Murphy. Her Italian hospitality, generosity, famous meatballs and loving warm heart will be missed greatly by all who knew and loved her. Private services officiated by Rev. Patrick Neyman of the Full Gospel Church of Catlin Center will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery with her late husband. .Star Gazette – January 13, 2013
WIGSTEN –MARGARET WIGSTEN PERKINS A Lifelong resident of Southport, slipped away quietly June 7, 2014 being tenderly cared for in the Perkins home of 64 years. The family, although saddened, rejoices that our mother and grandmother is dancing before the Lord, and reunited with her husband, Cy. Margaret was born in Elmira, NY on December 20, 1925 to John Franklin and Mary MacNamara Wigsten, Margaret is predeceased by her husband, T. Clair (Cy) Perkins. They had celebrated 59 years of marriage. In addition, Margaret is predeceased by her sister, Betty Baker; brothers, Paul and John Wigsten; sisters-in-law, Patricia and Kitty Wigsten; brother-in-law, Jack Perkins. Surviving Margaret, are her sister, Kate (Henry) Hughes; brother, David Wigsten; sisters-in-law, Josey Wigsten and Sybil (Larry) Gray, Barbara Hance Perkins; and brother-in-law, Joe Baker; Margaret is survived by her nine children: Mike (Sharon) Pine City; Susan Lowman; Tom (Aisha) CO; Chris (Mary Jo) Elmira; Peter (Giao) Tampa, FL; Jack (Adrienne) Horseheads; Rebecca, Frisco, TX, Matt (Sandi) Charlotte, NC, Rick (Sandra) Painted Post; and seventeen grandchildren and eighteen great grandchildren. Margaret married Cy June 20, 1946. She was a fulltime wife, mother and homemaker and a part time pediatric nurse at the A.O.M.C. We are so very thankful to the many people who cared for Margaret enabling her to stay in her home. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Wed. June 11, 2014 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Memorial services will take place there on Thurs. morning at 9:30 a.m. with graveside services in Woodlawn National Cemetery at her family's convenience. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/2014
AIRMAN I. C. JOHN H. WILBUR of Chanute Air Force Base, Ill. Thursday, June 9, 1960. Survived by wife, Mrs. Carol Wilbur; sons, John, William, Steven, Charles; daughter, Sandra, all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Wilbur of Elmira; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hugo of Athens; sisters, Mrs. William Johnson and Miss Gloria Wilbur of Elmira, Miss Shirley Wilbur of Athens; brothers, Raymond Wilbur Jr. of Binghamton, Airman Richard Wilbur of Beeville, Texas. Committal Tuesday at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Military rites will be accorded. –Elmira Advertiser 6/12/1960
WILCOTT - EDNEY, Carol A.
Age 61, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, at her home. She was born on May 24, 1948 in Elmira, NY to the late William and Josephine (Wall) Wilcott. Carol was predeceased by her husband, Robert Edney. Survivors include her son, Brian (Tina) Manion of PA; grandchildren, Hanna, Kearstin and Samantha; brothers, Jack, Michael and Jim Wagner. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, October 2nd, from 12 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on October 1, 2009
WILCOX , Star Gazette October 27, 2003
Robert E. Sr. US Coast Guard Veteran Age 73, of Pleasant Street, Elmira, died peacefully in his sleep on Friday, October 24, 2003, at the VA Medical Center in Syracuse, NY. He was born January 15, 1930 in Elmira, the son of the late Harry and Sarah (Ross) (Dennis) Wilcox. Robert was preceded in death by his sister, Frances Wolfe; brother, Richard Wilcox; and a son, Robert E. Wilcox Jr., in 1997. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, June (Hotchkiss) Wilcox; daughter and son-in-law, Karen and Robert Osborne; brother, Lawrence (Joanne) Wilcox; sisters, Maureen (Francis) Weaver and Shirley Mitchell; grandchildren, Angela (Robert) Court, Suzanne (Michael) Olson, and Bridget Wilcox; along with three great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. Robert was a retired Chief Petty Officer of the US Coast Guard with over 22 years of service (1947-1969). He also retired from Elmira Floral after several years of dedicated service. "Bob" was currently Commander of the Staff Sgt. Jack Swan Chapter #13 of the Disabled American Veterans. He was a member of the American Legion Bentley Post #443. He volunteered many hours of service, and was very generous to many charities and organizations. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, October 29, 2003, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m. The Reverend Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Committal services will be held Thursday, October 30, 2003, at 1 p.m. in the Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis Street, Elmira, NY. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Wilcox full Military Honors. submitted by Carol Brotzman
WILLIAMS - PACKARD, Cynthia W.
Age 86 of Beaver Dams, NY died
peacefully in the comfort of her home on June 9, 2010. Cynthia was born on March 2, 1924 in East Canton, PA, a daughter of the late Claude and Eva Sellard Williams. She was employed for 30 years by Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads as an assembler. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Douglas Packard in 1997, and all her siblings. Daughter, Linda Packard of Beaver Dams, NY and several nieces and nephews survive her. It was Mrs. Packard's wishes to have her services held privately. She will be laid to rest along side her husband in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY at a later date. Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Montour Falls, NY is assisting the family. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 13, 2010
DON LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, 82, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Elmira, passed away on August 11, 2014. Don was preceded in death by his parents William Llewellyn and Pearl Hager Williams and his brother, Richard LeRue Williams. Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nina L. and sons, Larry G (Peggy) of Peoria, AZ; Roy E (Diane) of Mission Viejo, CA; and daughter Tia M. (Joseph) Billetdeaux of Mesa, AZ. Don is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Don lived for many years in Elmira, NY where he was a Past Master of Elmira Lodge #95. Don moved to Williamsport, PA and then to Mesa, AZ where he enjoyed the warm weather, but still missed the "changing of the colors". A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., followed by a 1:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. and Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity, –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/2014
WILLIAMS - EDWARDS, Jeanne L.
Westport Island, Maine
Age 81, died peacefully Friday, October 19, at sunrise, the time of day she most favored. She was predeceased in 1996 by her husband, Jeremiah and is survived by three children (and spouses), Pamela Shockley (George), Jerry Edwards II (Bertie) and Bruce Edwards (Deborah); four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. She was also predeceased by her sisters, Phyllis Kellogg and Pat McLaughlin and is survived by brother, John Williams (Mary) and sisters, Norma Edwards (Harry) and Nancy Comfort (Larry). Born in Elmira, NY, in 1925 to Gordon and Crystal Williams, she married into the Navy life at the end of WWII. Throughout the years she moved with her family to South Carolina, Virginia, Japan, Hawaii, California, Scotland, UK, Connecticut, Florida and Maine. Her accomplished career as a photo/journalist began in 1945 with the Elmira Star-Gazette, the Norwich Bulletin in Connecticut, and ultimately Florida Today, as well as several small publications. She was an artist of note and an avid gardener. With her husband, Jeremiah, she started the Bonsai Society of Brevard and was also a member of the National Hibiscus Society. Jeanne lived with a vibrant, friendly energy and was always volunteering to help those less fortunate. Her efforts were recognized by many, including the Japanese government for her work with orphanages. In Scotland she was the only American with the WVS (Women's Volunteer Service). She was a Gray Lady Volunteer Nurse and ambulance aide in Connecticut and worked with the children at the Devereux Developmental Disabilities Group Homes in Florida. Wherever she lived she volunteered with the Red Cross. A constant source of energy and creativity, her limitless contributions of time, effort, love and compassion have touched and made better the lives of very many around the world. She was a member of the Methodist church. Her favorite charities included the American Heart Association; Kofu Orphanage, Yokohama, Japan; and Devereux Developmental Disabilities in Melbourne, Florida. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any charitable organization you favor. She would love that. Services will be held 11 a.m., Friday, November 2, at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Her sparkling smile will never be lost, her way on earth will always be our guide. Arrangements are under the care of Kincer Funeral Home, 130 Pleasant St., Richmond, ME 04357. (207)737-4395 Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/26/2007.
WILLIAMS John Parks "JP"
Age 76, of Liberty St. in Elmira, died on June 10, 2008 at his home. JP was the son of the late Gordon "Benny" and Crystal (Parks) Williams. JP is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mary (Forsberg) Williams. He is also survived by the following family members, his son, David Williams of NC, Robert Williams (Kelli) of Vallejo, CA, Linda Stirling of Escondido, CA, Susan Williams (Wes Melbie) of Elmira, NY; stepsons, Robert Foulk (Diane) of West Field, PA, and David Foulk (Karen) of Elmira, NY; his beloved grandchildren, Amy Williams and Nickolus Hadick, Jason, Jessica and Danielle Williams, Joseph, Benjamin and Rebecca (Jon Wojcichowski) Stirling, Matthew Williams, Christopher and Derek Foulk, Austin, Emily and Julia Foulk. He also leaves his nine great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Additionally, there are John's two sisters, Norma (Harry) Edwards and Nancy (Larry) Comfort. John is predeceased by his sisters, Pat McLaughlin, Jeanne Edwards and Phyllis Kellogg. Finally, he leaves behind too many friends to mention. A Memorial Service to be held at Riverside Church on Monday, June 16, 2008, at Riverside Methodist Church at 12 p.m., presided over by Pastor Gail Wilson. A graveside Military Ceremony with Full Honors will be held at the Woodlawn National Cemetery following the Memorial. John graduated from Southside High School and Carpenter Apprentice School. He joined the United States Navy and served his country in the Korean War as a Pilot of Landing Craft #25. His Craft was shot out from under him on three separate occasions. He was assigned to the ship, the USS Montrose APA 212. After the war, he followed his carpentry skills, which grew with the years. He became a skillful craftsman and had an extensive knowledge about construction. He was employed with Jerry Edwards and Son for many years. He later formed the Williams Construction Company. John was involved in many construction and remodeling projects in the area, he was the volunteer construction supervisor of the Elmira Civil War Monument. He was a very active volunteer for Habitat for Humanity, serving on the Board of Directors and as a Construction Supervisor for many Habitat rehabilitation and new buildings. John was a lifelong member of the Riverside United Methodist Church and served as a Sunday School teacher and Counselor for God and County. He was Head Usher and Trustee Chairman for 17 years. He donated his time to maintenance, remodeling and building at the church throughout the years. He was a popular Scoutmaster of Troop 21 at Riverside for 16 years and also a scout leader instructor for five years. He was coordinator of Sullivan Trail Buildings and Grounds Committee. He was a Camp Seneca "Beezer" and headed up the "Beezers" in rebuilding Camp Seneca from 1973 - 1990. He was the recipient of many scouting awards, among them were the Silver Bar, Silver Beaver, Methodist Cross and Flame, Indian Water District Award of Merit, and the prestigious AFL-CIO George Meany Award. He was community service oriented and among several awards received were Chemung County Chamber of Commerce Community Builder Award. He was awarded the Edward Kelly Life Saving Award for successful life saving efforts in a house fire. This wasn't John's first life saving effort though, as he once saved a woman about to jump off Madison St. Bridge. In 1988, he founded the Riverside Food Pantry after seeing people struggling to meet their basic needs. Further, he was a pat president of Chemung County Coalition of Food Pantries. John also, until recently, had been volunteering for Senior Nutrition Site at Riverside. Memorials in John's name can be directed toward Riverside Church Roof Fund or Riverside Church Food Pantry, c/o Riverside Church, 559 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY 14904; or to the Chemung County Habitat for Humanity, PO Box 3110, Elmira, NY 14905. The family of John Williams wishes to thank Dr. Robert Lambert, Dr. William Muuse and their staffs; also the Radiation Oncology Department staffs; and Dr. Kruger and Dr. Byland for their great concern, compassion and expertise. Our thanks also for the kind and compassionate treatment by the Southern Tier Hospice during John's final hours. Also, to all the friends who have sent cards, brought food, said prayers and did general kind acts, we appreciate all of you. Thank you. The John Williams Family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2008.
MITCHELL E. ‘MITCH’ WILLIAMS, age 49 of 165 Harriet Court, Elmira, NY. He was born June 6, 1965 in Elmira son of the late William B. and Melvina R. (Newport) Williams and passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at home after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Mary Ann, Barbara Rose, Deborah Lee, William (Bill), Jr., Michael Glen, Roddy Lee, and Herbert Mark Mitchell and is survived by his siblings Mona Lisa of Syracuse, Nellie Marie of Havelock, NC, Bavan Yvette and Jeffrey Alan (Annette) both of Buffalo; Mitchell's only daughter Taqualia Teniene Williams; three grandchildren Zhamere Charriez, Zhalia Williams, and My'Asia Williams along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mitch was a kind spirited, humorous, and friendly person; always willing to help you if you were in need. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 19th from 11am to 1pm. His funeral will be held at 1pm. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/2014
Age 72, of Elmira, died Sunday, July 20, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital – SNF. Alex was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland on July 21, 1935, a son of James and Margaret Boyle Wilson. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by brothers, Peter and John Wilson, and sister Theresa Sturdy. Alex is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Mary F. and Darryl Mickley of Millerton, PA; sisters and brother-in-law, Margaret and Pearse McKenna of Belfast, Northern Ireland, Kathleen Wilson of Liverpool, England; brother-in-law Doug Sturdy of Northern Ireland, sister-in-law Tita Wilson of Arkansas; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. Alex came to the United States on October 18, 1957, shortly after he enlisted in the U.S. Army serving in Korea. After his honorable discharge from the military Alex started his career as a pressman/printer. He worked at Moore Business Forms for many years and later at Elmira Litho, from where he retired. An avid baseball fan, Alex's favorite teams were the NY Mets and Chicago Cubs. Life didn't get any better for him than when he was enjoying a quiet afternoon watching a ballgame on television. Alex also enjoyed reading. Friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Thursday, July 24, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium. Donations in Alex's memory may be directed to Blessed Sacrament Parish, 604 Park Place, Elmira, NY 14901, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/22/2008
George W. WILSON, 79, of Elmira, NY and formerly of Columbia cross Roads, PA, died on Friday, November 20, 1998 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira, NY. George was a veteran of the US Army and a Pearl Harbor survivor. After his discharge in 1948, he owned and operated a farm in Columbia Cross Roads. In his later years he remained active in the building and carpentry trades in the Elmira area. George was a member of the American Legion Post No. 049 and the VFW Post No. 8675, both in Troy. His family includes his daughters and sons, Sharon (Robert) Williams of Elmira, NY, Jon (Elizabeth) Wilson of State College, PA, Rebecca Wilson, RN of Elmira, NY, Jeffery (Kathleen) Wilson of Port Matilda, PA, Sabrina Wilson of Davie, FL, Eric Wilson of Marlboro, NJ; step-daughters, Marlene Morgan of troy, PA and Judith Howe of Horseheads, NY; step-son, John Cristly of Old Bridge, NJ; former wife, Fran Wilson of Marlboro, NJ; seven grandchildren; eight step-grandchildren; seven step-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. George was predeceased by his first wife, Lois Wilson, in 1993 and brother Stephen Wilson, in 1998. graveside services were held at Woodlawn National Cemetery November 25 with full military honors accorded. Rev. Kenneth Marple officiated; arrangements were by the barber Funeral Home in Horseheads, NY. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday November 26 , 1998
WINCHELL James W. Corning Inc. Retiree Was born July 12, 1920 in Saratoga Springs, NY, the son of the late Albert and Mary (Fones) Winchell, died very unexpectedly on Saturday, February 10, 2007, in Corning, NY, age of 86. His loving and devoted wife, Dorothy J. (Treat) Winchell predeceased him. James is survived by his beloved children, Patricia Jones of Newfield, NY, Ronald "Butch" Winchell of Painted Post, NY, Richard Winchell of Beaver Dams, NY, Glen Winchell of Elmira, NY; stepchildren, Dawn Wenck of Beaver Dams, NY, Wayne (Darlene) Stiles of Owensboro, KY, Jim (Cecil) Stiles of Gang Mills, NY; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Jim is also survived by his special friend and loving companion, Betty Bacalles of Corning, NY. He was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country with the Battery D 131st Anti-aircraft Artillery Gun Battalion during WWII from 1943 to 1946. Jim retired from Corning Inc. after 38 years of dedicated service as a steuben finisher. He was a member of the VFW Post #524 in Corning, NY. Jim was a resident of Beaver Dams for 46+ years. In his spare time, he enjoyed camping with family and friends. A gathering of his family and friends will take place on Thursday, February 15, 2007, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will take place their on Friday, February 16th at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Mr. Winchell full Military Honors.
Stanley E. Age 79 of Elmira NY died on Saturday, May 28, 2005 at home surrounded by his loving family. Stan was born in Elmira on February 13, 1926, a son of the late Max and Ida Krolak Winieski. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Floryne Steiner Winiecki; daughter, Alyce (Brian) Caster of Horseheads; sons, Michael (Sandy) of Shelbeyville IN, Stephen (Sherry) of Perrysburg OH, Martin (Sue) of Elmira, David (Mary Rose) of Stow OH, and Paul of Elmira; brothers, Ray of Elmira and Jack (Bert) of Dillsburg PA; sister, Marge (Roger) Cowulich of Elmira; brother-in-law, Gene Hammel of Vienna VA; 15 grandchildren; 1 great granddaughter; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his sister Jane Hammel. Stan served in the US Navy from 1943 - 1946 in the Pacific Theatre. He was a longtime employee of Local 112 Sheet Metal Workers Union. Stan worked for over 20 years with the union at American LaFrance and for the last several years before his retirement he worked at several outside construction sites. He was a longtime and faithful communicant of St. Casimir's Church. Stan was a past usher at the church, a member of the church Recreation Club, a bingo worker and he worked on the 100 year church renovation committee. Stan was a member of the White Eagle Club, AARP, Golden Circle and was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. He was also a member of the NYS Amphibious Forces, Southern Tier Chapter of the L.S.T. (Landing Ship Tank). Stan was an avid gardener and in earlier years he enjoyed hunting and fishing. Friends are invited to call at the McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 30, 2005 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. A prayer service will be held there on Tuesday, May 31, 2005 at 10:15 AM followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 AM in St. Casimir's Church. Interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers donations in Stan's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830.
WITKOWSKI John J. Retired N.Y.S. Trooper Age 68 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday December 10, 2005. John was born March 8, 1937 in Greenville, NY the son of the late John A. and Julia Kostycz Witkowski. He was a veteran serving his country with the U.S. Army from 1956-1958. John married his wife, Diane Lewis Witkowski, on October 28, 1961 and they recently celebrated their 44th Wedding Anniversary. He was a retired N.Y.S Trooper and employed by The Rockwell Museum in Corning after his retirement. John was very involved with numerous youth activites which include coaching Small Fry Football, Little League Baseball, Cinderella Softball and being a ScoutMaster for the Elmira Heights Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. He was an avid fisherman and hunter who also enjoyed gardening. John was a member of The Horseheads Moose and The Horseheads Eagles. He was pre-deceased by his parents and his sister Katherine Pauley. John loved his family and friends and cherished the time him spent with them. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife Diane Lewis Witkowski; his children: William (Jane) Witkowski of Erin, NY; Andrew (Jamie) Witkowski of Elmira Heights, NY; Robin (Bryan) Allen of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Brandy, Kacie, Onyx, Emily, Faith, Jacob, and Lucas; great granddaughter: Olivia; brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard (Pamela) Witkowski and Thomas (Jean) Witkowski of Middletown, NY and James (Barbara) Witkowski of Surprise, AZ; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Richard (Luci) Lewis of Birmingham, AL; Kathleen (Duane) Sontag and Nancy (Mrs. Harold) Meres of Walton, 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 Tuesday December 13, 2005 from 4:30 - 7 PM. John's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Deacon William P. Dougherty officiating. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mr.Witkowski through memorials to The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Rochester, NY 333 Westmoreland Drive Rochester, NY 14620
WOLFE Frances R. Gilbert
Elmira: Age 88, died Friday, September 21, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Frances was born June 16, 1924, a daughter of William J. and Katherine (Lynch) Wolfe. She is predeceased by her husband Andrew Gilbert, daughter Catherine Rose Gilbert, sister Mary Emmons, and brother William J. Wolfe. Frances is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Jerry Sweeney, Cohoes, NY; son Daniel J. Gilbert, Elmira; grandchildren, Kelly (Joseph) Ahearn, Timothy Sweeney, Colleen (Mark) Titus, Patricia (Jason) Schmelze, Geri Ann Sweeney, and Daniel R. (Jill) Sweeney; 16 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; special niece Sheila Hungerford; along with many other nieces and nephews. Frances was a very fun loving person who enjoyed spending her summer days next to the pool with family and friends. She had a smile that will always be remembered. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Sunday, September 23, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 22, 2012
PFC. FRANK E. WOLFE JR., son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Wolf of Town of Veteran. Killed in action in Belgium Dec. 17, 1944, while serving with First Army, First Division, 18th Infantry. Survived by parents, brother, Lawrence H. of Town of Veteran; grandmother, Mrs. Marie Wolfe of Auburn; aunt, Mrs. Helen W. Rodbourn of Breesport; cousin, Mrs. Eloise R. Cook of Elmira; great-aunt, Mrs. Frances A. Jonas of Town of Veteran. The body will arrive in Elmira Tuesday morning and will be removed to Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads. Military service Tuesday, 10 a.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/15/1947
William B. WOLFE, 80 of 1402 Baldwin St., December 12, 1962. He was a communicant of St. Cecilia’s Church; a retried employee of the Elmira Board of Education. Survived by wife, Mrs. Kathryn Wolfe; daughters, Mrs. Andrew Gilbert and Mrs. Justin Emmons; son, William J. all of Elmira; four grandchildren. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m., Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Friday at 9:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass in St. Cecilia’s Church at 10. Woodlawn National Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded. Recitation of the Rosary Thursday at 8 p.m. Star Gazette, Wednesday December 12, 1962, page 28
WOOD ELIZABETH R. ‘BETTY’ AUSTIN age 79 formerly of Jobs Corners, PA died Tuesday, July 25, 2000 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Irvin C. Austin in 1995. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, William and Donna Earls of Gillett, PA, John and Gloria Earls of Lowman, NY, Richard and Priscilla Balatget of Elmira; daughter, Marie Hidelbrant of Georgia; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Dave Nangle of Corning, NY, Theresa and Ralph Mattison of Jobs Corners, PA; sister and brother-in-law, Ruby and John Tice of Elmira; brother, Stanley Wood of Elmira, along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. on Thursday, July 27, 2000 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM or 6:00 to I: PM. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will be on Friday, July 28, 2000 at 9:00 AM at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Betty was a member of Roseville United Methodist Church in Roseville, PA. She was also an active member of the Garrett Miller Senior Center in Millerton, PA. Betty’s most enjoyable pastime was being with her family. Donations in Betty’s memory may be directed to the Roseville United Methodist Church, Mansfield, PA. –McKay Cemetery
WOOD Lloyd P. Age 66, of Erin, NY, died on February 19, 2007 at home with his family by his side. Survivors include his wife, Sharon Wood of Erin; brother, Robert (Margaret) Allen of Breesport; sisters, Joyce (Jim) Houck of Horseheads, Marie Allen of Horseheads and Sandra (Francis) Miller of Waverly; stepchildren, Karen (Dan) Burkitt of Cornell, IL, Dana Gaither of Bloomington, IL, Alicia (John) Swartz of Carrollton, VA, and Jeff Warren of Philadelphia, PA; step-grandchildren, Scott, Trent, Steffan, Lauren, Zak and John C.; brothers-in-law, Rick (Fran) Welch of Troy, PA, and Randy Welch of Michigan City, IN; sister-in-law, Debbie Crespi of Colorado Springs, CO; several nieces and nephews; and good friends, Trish, Todd, TJ and Justin Kerbein and BJ. It was Lloyd's wish that there be no services. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at a later date.
WOOD Stanley D. (SRGP 16319)
Age 77, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Stanley was born on August 29, 1929 in Roseville, PA, son of the late Irving and Anita [s/b Ineta]Wood. Stanley served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. Survivors include sons, Stanley Wood, Daniel (Ginger) Wood and Dale (Joyce) Wood, all of Elmira, Jerry Wood of Pine City, NY; daughters, Velma Wood of Rochester, NY, Joyce Wood and Brenda Wood, both of Elmira; sister, Ruby Tice of Elmira Heights, NY; 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Stanley was predeceased by his wife, LeVera (Shock) Wood in 1973. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, June 25, 2007, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors.
WOOD Vern W., Jr "Woody"
age 64 of Wellton, AZ died on Monday, November 20, 2012. Vern grew up in Breesport and was the oldest son of Vern Sr. and Frances Wood. Vern was predeceased by his brother, Gary (Sparky) Wood in 1974 and his father, Vern Sr. in 2007. He is survived by his wife, Dawn; his mother, Frances Wood of Oregon, two sisters, Sherry Wood of Horseheads; Robin (John) Wikoff of Oregon; sons, Christopher, Vern III and Timothy. Vern served his country as sergeant of the armory while in the US Marines Corp. For 17 years he lived in Arizona. During that time he and his Marine brothers belonged to a Marine Biker Group that shared their love of Harleys. He was a 28 year member of the Elmira Heights American Legion. Vern retired from the US Post Office in Elmira. Before working at the Post Office he was a carpenter by trade. Vern loved every one of the dogs that he rescued from abused and neglected homes. Family and friends are invited to attend a military service in his honor on Friday, March 15th, 2013 at 11:00 at the Woodlawn National Cemetery (off Davis St.) in Elmira. Star Gazette – March 17, 2013
WOODS Alma Woods MORROW
Elmira: Age 87, formerly of 1157 Charles Street, died on Friday July 13, 2012 at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads. She was born December 5, 1924. Alma is survived by children, Anthony L. Morrow and wife Ann of Brevard, NC; Charles and Jean (Morrow) Loew of Lansing, NY; Kevin J. Morrow of Brevard, NC. Alma was predeceased by her husband, Samuel P. Morrow (1921-2010); son, Robert S. Morrow and granddaughter Andrea Lynn Morrow. Also surviving are grandchildren, Shane, Aaron and Brandon Morrow, Jessica Castilow, Rick Morrow and Beth Perry, Samantha Preston, Eric Vague and twelve great grandchildren along with sister, Gloria Woods Yeomans of Elmira, NY. Alma also leaves many nieces and nephews. The family wishes to thank Alma's niece Patty Rogers of Pine City for her unselfish love and attention to her Aunt Alma. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, June 10, 2013 from 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 12:30 PM with Deacon George Welch celebrating Alma's service. Interment will then follow in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at 1:00 PM with graveside services for Alma and her husband, Samuel P. Morrow. The Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord Military Honors for Samuel for his dedicated service to his country. Star Gazette – June 7, 2013
WOODWARD Lawrence (Larry) A. Woodard, Sr.
of Haines City, FL. went to be with Jesus on May 21, 2013. He was born on March 15, 1944 in Hector, NY to Arthur and Freda Woodard. He graduated from the Trumansburg School District. He is survived by his wife, Margy; son, Larry, Jr.; daughter, Karen Pierce; stepsons, Jamie, Tim (Amy), Kevin and Keith (Amy) Merrill; nine grandchildren; one great-grandson; brother, Mike (Kay) Woodard; sisters, Eleanor Paro and Eva Troutman; many nieces and nephews; and the entire Narosky family. The Air Force Honor Squad will accord Military Honors for Larry for his service to his country on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 1:00 pm at Woodlawn National Cemetery. A Memorial Service will be held at 6:00 pm on June 14, 2013 at Millerton Wesleyan Church. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Millerton Wesleyan Church Building Fund. Star Gazette – June 13, 2013
WORK Daniel H. Age 88, of Horseheads, died Monday, January 15, 2007 at Elcor Health Services. Daniel was born March 7, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA, the son of Daniel W. and Florence (Alexander) Work. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Elizabeth Muntzer Work of Horseheads; sons and daughters-in-law, Robert A. Work of Fort Meyers, FL, William D. and Elizabeth Work of Cochabama, Bolivia, Daniel H. and Virginia Work of Culdesac, ID, and David A. and Kimberley Work of Big Flats; 7 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; sister Jean Friebel of Philadelphia, PA; brother-in-law and sister-in-law Frederick and Janet Muntzer of Philadelphia, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Daniel was a U.S. Army veteran of WWII. He was retired from Pelmor Laboratories in Newtown, PA. Daniel and Elizabeth moved to the Elmira area 10 years ago to be closer to their family. Friends are invited to a graveside service on Monday, January 22, 2007 at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Full military honors will be accorded. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
WORTMAN Arthur Lawrence Wortman
died October 19, 2010 at Elderwood Health Care at Tioga, Waverly, NY following an extended illness at the age of 80. Born October 31, 1929 in Buffalo, NY Art was the son of the late Ambrose and Hildegard (Buheit) Wortman. He graduated from St. Joseph's High School, Buffalo, NY and Canisius College, Buffalo, NY with a degree in Philosophy. Arthur served his country during the Korean Conflict in the US Navy. He retired in 1995 from the Federal Government where he was employed by the Social Security Administration for over 30 years. Survived by wife, Constance Wortman of Hammond, NY; son, Andrew (Jeanette) Wortman, Marvin, NC; daughter, Gretchen Wortman, Elmira, NY; son, Peter (Jill) Wortman, Charlotte, NC; daughter, Sharon (Tom) Knapp, Horseheads, NY; six grandchildren, Ryan and Erin Vanderpool, Alyssa Bentley, Zackery Wortman, Tyler Knapp, and Ayden Wortman; one brother, Ronald Wortman. In addition to his parents, Arthur was predeceased by his brother, Robert Wortman. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Garden, Southport, NY, on Friday, October 22, 2010 from 12 noon - 1 p.m. A Memorial Service will follow the visitation at 1 p.m with Deacon George Welch officiating. Full Military Honors will be accorded in Woodlawn National Cemetery with graveside services officiated by Reverend Kathy Stevenson. Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association Alzheimer's Association or the charity of one's choice in Arts memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 21, 2010
JERRY D. WOUGHTER
Jerry D. Woughter, 46, of Pine City, NY died Monday, January 20, 1992 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre. Jerry was a member of the Fellowship Baptist Church, Troy, PA and was a retired postal worker. He is survived by his wife, Nancy (Monks) Woughter, Pine City; his mother; two sons and daughters-in-law; one granddaughter; two sisters and one brother, nieces and nephew. Services were held January 22 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira (8:00 pm) with the Rev. Bradley Smith officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Fellowship Baptist Church, RD 2, Box 351, Troy, PA 16947. (TGR, Thursday, January 23, 1992)
AARON D. YALE age 63, of Painted Post, NY, passed away on Friday, August 15, 2014. Aaron was born in Corning, NY on October 4, 1950 to Keith and Betty Yale. Aaron is survived by three sisters, Dianne Krusen of Pittsford, NY, Sandra Moen and Denise Yale, both of Salem, OR. Aaron was retired from Corning Inc. as a security guard. He was a US Army veteran serving during the Vietnam War. A graveside service will be held on Friday, September 5, 2014, at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/2014
YATES –SHIRLEY LUCILLE FULTON - Loving mother, grandmother, sister and friend, Shirley "Granny" "Mom" Lucille Yates Fulton, 63, of Sugar Cabin Rd., Orwell Township, Rome, Pa., died peacefully on Friday, Jan. 6 with her family by her side at the Robert Packer Hospital, where she had been a patient since Dec. 26. Shirley was born on Oct. 2, 1942 in Towanda, one of the late Marjorie (Smith) and Robert Yates Sr. She attended the Towanda Area School District. On Oct. 9, 1960, she married Charles R. Fulton Sr. in Dickson City, Pa., thereafter they made the Scranton area their home until 1972, at which time they moved to Bradford County. Shirley loved her family, especially enjoying spending time with her grandchildren. She took great pride in attending and hosting family gatherings. She enjoyed special times playing bingo and poker with her family and many special friends. In addition, she loved to watch game shows, soap operas and NASCAR races. Shirley could often be found at the Rome Fire Hall, where she donated many hours of her life. She loved to cook and bake. Until her health no longer allowed her to, she enjoyed bowling in local leagues at Starlite Lanes in North Towanda. Shirley worked locally as a self-employed housekeeper and at the Dandy Mini Mart in East Towanda until retiring in 2001 when her health started to fail. She was a life-time member of the Rome Fireman Women's Auxiliary; past member of the WIBC, American Legion Post 42 Women's Auxiliary; and the Fraternal Order in the Eagles. Shirley is survived by her children, Lois A. (Michael) Goodwin of Nichols, Doreen A. (Tommy Turner) Fulton of Rome, Charles R. (Carrie Brown) Fulton Jr. of Rome; grandchildren, Sgt. Michael J. (Spec Amanda) Goodwin Jr. of Colorado Springs, Colo., Marc J. Goodwin of Nichols, Lorin A. Goodwin of Nichols, Caitlyn A. Turner of Rome, Alyssa N. Turner of Rome, Devin T. Turner of Rome and Auston Muller-Fulton of Towanda; great-grandson, Keegan M. Gulliott-Goodwin of New Orleans, La.; brothers, Robert "Bob" Yates Jr. of Standing Stone and Lyle Yates of Standing Stone; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ernest "Ernie" and Dottie Yates of Potterville, Edward "Eddie" and Mary Yates of Rome3, William "Billy" and Wanda Yates of Liberty Corners and Ronald "Ronnie" and Dawn Yates of Standing Stone; sisters, Amanda "Mandy" Johnson of Sayre and Lillian Vanderpool of Standing Stone; sisters and brothers-in-law, Marilyn and Frank Horton of Rome, Rosemary "Rosie" and Fred Sites of Towanda, Colleen and James "Ting" Leighton Yates of Standing Stone, Darlene and Richie Leighton Yates of Liberty Corners and Kristina "Tina" and Robert "Robbie" Robinson of Standing Stone; brothers-in-law, Harrison Fenton Sr. of Herrickville and James E. Johnson of Towanda; sisters-in-law, Sandy Yates of Towanda and Irene Woytach of Scranton; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Marie McGraw of Gouldsboro, Paul "Mickey" and Terrie McGraw of Scranton and Russell "Russ" and Delores "Dodo" Fulton of Scranton; uncles, Vern Rogers of New York state and Lloyd Smith of Athens; aunts, Joyce Webster of Arizona, Donna-Raye Moffett of Texas and special aunt Gwendolyn Lovelady, who made the trip from Daytona, Fla., to visit Shirley in the hospital; very good friends, Bill and Cora Beaver of North Rome; and numerous nieces nephews, cousins and friends. Shirley was preceded in death by; her husband, Charles R. Fulton Sr. in 1997; daughter, Lori Ann Fulton in 1969; her parents, Robert Yates Sr. in 1982 and Marjorie Yates n 1994; brothers, Walter "Walt" Yates in 1991 and Louis Yates in 1966; and sisters, Kathleen "Kathy" Johnson in 2001 and Marion "Sis" Fenton in 2004. A time of remembering the special gift Shirley was to all of us and celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 10 at noon at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with the Rev. James D. Donahoo, pastor of the Sayre Christian Church, officiating. Interment and prayers of committal will follow at the Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday, Jan. 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Those who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to the Rome Fireman Ladies Auxiliary, c/o Diane Ackerman, P.O. Box 123, Rome, Pa. or the Windham Ambulance Co., c/o Dawn Philhower, 10755 Cotton Hollow Rd., Rome, Pa. Her family would like to send a special thank you to the wonderful care and comfort provided to them by the nursing staff or the RPH Intensive Care Units and 5 Main. A special thank you is extended to the doctors who cared for her, the staff at the Guthrie Hospice and her community for all the prayers that were shared. We also would have been lost if we had not the assistance from the Greater Valley and Windham Ambulance crews for the many trips they made to help Shirley. –Towanda Daily Review
YOUNG Merle R. Young
62, of the Colonial Towers, N. Towanda Twp., Pa., died Tuesday, March 1, 2011 at his home. Born May 8, 1948 in Towanda, Pa., Merle was the son of Catherine Messersmith Young and the late Sterling M. Young. Merle was a graduate of Towanda High School Class of 1968. He was a veteran of the Vietnam War having served in the U.S. Army. Merle was formerly employed by F.B.C. Auto Body, M.L.I., and GTE Sylvania in Towanda. He was a member and former deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Towanda, Past Commander and member of Towanda American Legion Post No. 42, former State officer of La Societe Des 40 Hommes et 8 Chevaux Voiture Locale No. 549, Past Commander of Bierne-Webster VFW Post 1568, Towanda, VFW County Counsel Commander, Past District Commander of the 14th District VFW, and V.F.W. Adjutant. Merle was the Organizer of Veterans Appreciation Day and State Chairman of the VFW National Home for Children. He was also a member of the Americal Association, the Vietnam Veterans of America Post No. 803 and the Towanda Fire Department. Surviving are: his mother, Catherine Young of the Colonial Towers, Towanda, Pa.; two sons, Jason Robert Young and wife Tricia Ann Young of Kingsley, Pa., Christopher Barton Young and Rosemary Lynn Young of Wyalusing, Pa.; grandchildren, Alexandria Katarina Young, Brianna Lynn Smith, Sierra Noelle Young, Trenton Christopher Young; a brother, S. Gerald "Jerry" Young and wife Cynthia Young of Towanda, Pa.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by an infant son, Wayne Allen Young, Dec. 24, 1976; and by his father, Sterling M. Young on Oct. 15, 1989. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, March 9, at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. James Martin, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Towanda, officiating. Towanda American Legion Post No. 42 will accord military honors at the funeral home. Interment will be private in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. The family will receive friends Tuesday evening from 6 to 9 p.m. at the funeral home. The family suggests that memorial contributions may be directed to the Beirne-Webster VFW Post No. 1568 Scholarship Program, Bridge Street Hill, Towanda, PA 18848 or to the First Presbyterian Church, 5 Court St., Towanda, PA 18848 in Merle R. Young's memory. Towanda Daily Review – March 3, 2011
ZITO John Joseph Age 77, died at his son's home in Chino Valley, Arizona, on Saturday, May 27, 2006, under the cherry tree from a possible heart attack. Born 10-15-1928 in Elmira, NY, to the late Frank and Concetta Zito. A U.S. Navy Veteran. Married to Yvonne Feig Rice of Pennsylvania, in 1954, and had two sons, Johvonn and Gary. Later in life, he married Doris Maricle Hines from Cortland, NY, in 1973. He resided in Cortland, NY, until October of 2005 when he moved to Chino Valley, Arizona. Johnny (Papa John) to grandchildren, loved to fish, hunt, cook and to garden. He loved to sing, especially to Dean Martin, and never missed a good sale. Papa John is survived by his son, Johvonn (Jody); and other son, Gary (Breda) Zito, Chino Valley, AZ; stepchildren, Linda (Bob) Osgood, Tampa Bay, Florida, Tom Rice, Stu Rice, Chino Valley, AZ, Sharon (David Blatchly), Cortland, NY; step grandchildren, Caitlyn (Chad Dehoff) of Pennsylvania, Robert (Heather Blatchly) of Colorado; grandchildren, Jessica Zito-Law, Joshua Zito, and Rebekah Zito of Chino Valley, AZ; also his great-step grandchild, Carson Dehoff just born October 11, 2005; his brother, Carmen (Jenny), Horseheads, NY; and sisters, Mary (John Feltcher), Penn Yan, NY, and Margaret, Elmira, NY. He is further survived by nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother, Frank; and sister, Yolanda. Memorial services were held in Arizona at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2006, at Mt. Vernon Church of Christ, 120 N. Mt. Vernon Ave., Prescott, AZ 86301, conducted by Mike Scott and Gary Zito. A Military funeral will be held at Woodlawn National Cemetery in Elmira, NY, at 1:00 p.m., on Friday, June 16, gathering with meal at Horseheads Church of Christ, 165 Miller Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Stockmen's Bank Chino Valley Ranch, 1299 N. Highway 89, Chino Valley, AZ 86323 acct# 7050072623 - make checks payable to Jody or Gary Zito. A Youth Scholarship fund will be set up in John's name.
ZUKAS - MALINOWSKI
Mary J. (Zukas) Age 72 of 207 Rathbun St., Elmira, NY died Tuesday, September 11, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband John J. in 1991 and is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law Anson and Tonya of Hopkinton, NH, Kevin and Jo Ellen of Horseheads; daughter Darlene of Elmira; grandchildren Somer, Dustin, Alex, John and Shala, Sarah and Emily Malinowski; sisters Margaret Polenjinick of New York City, Anna Delaney of RI, Catherine Bausmith and Evelyn Wernski both of NJ; brothers Tony Zukas of MA, John Zukas of NH, Joe Zukas of MD, Vincent Zukas of Elmira and George Zukas of Lowman along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Malinowski was a communicant of St. Mary's Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, September 13th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Prayer Service will be held there on Friday, September 14th at 9 AM, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 AM in St. Mary's Church. Rev. Patrick L. Connor, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society, in her memory.
? ANDREWS Margaret
Elmira: Age 79 of Chemung County Nursing Facility Elmira, died Sunday, February 13, 2011. Survived by sons, Skip (Joanne) Andrews, Penn Yan, NY, Stephen (Robin) Andrews, Gillett, PA, Douglas Andrews, Elmira, Michael (Debra) Andrews, Elmira; daughter, Mindy (David) Beard, Elmira; daughter-in-law, Jo-Ann Andrews, Corning; grandchildren, Jolene, Mat, Alesia, Christopher, Jason, Rickey, Katie, Jamie, Eric, Kala, Kelly and Kevin; several great-grandchildren; sisters, Lorraine and Jinny; brother Sheldon; sister in law Grace McDougal, MO; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Gretchen and Pat; predeceased by husband of 60 years Charles in 2007. Margaret worked many years at Rosenbaums and was a devoted housewife. Those wishing may make donations in her name to the Chemung County Nursing Facility Activities Dept. (envelopes available at the Funeral Home). A special thanks to the 2nd floor staff at the CCNF for their exceptional care. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday, February 18 from 7 to 8 p.m. followed immediately by his Funeral Service at 8 p.m., Father Bob Adkins, officiating. Innichement at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
Berniece E., Age 80, of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, July 18, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Overton M. Bennett, Jr. in 1994, and is survived by her sisters, Vera Flint and Dolores Wilcox, both of Horseheads, Ilene Chudzinski of Norwood, NY; stepson, David Bennett of Elmira; sister-in-law, Winnie Hetherton of Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral Service on Friday, July 20th, at 10 a.m., in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Robert Russell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/19/2007
? MILDRED L. "MILLIE" BRUNSON
Mildred L. "Millie" Of Gainesville, FL, died Tuesday at Oak Hammock. She was 84. Mrs. Brunson was born in Elmira, NY, and moved to Gainesville, FL in 1997 from Miami. She was a retired registered nurse and graduated from Park Avenue School of Nursing in Rochester, NY. She was a Christian. She enjoyed cooking, reading and playing cards. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 1, 2006, at Mrs. Brunson's home from 2 to 6 p.m. Inurnment will be held on August 4, 2006 at high noon at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY, where she will join her husband. Her love and guidance always directed us through our hard and difficult times. Millie was a woman of conviction, strength and honor; her pioneering spirit inspired us to excellence in our own lives. She enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. All were welcome in her home, and she will be truly missed. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123-1719. She was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Lt. Col. Samuel Milton Brunson. Survivors include sons, Jon Michael Brunson of Palm Bay, FL, Peter Mark Brunson of Gainesville, FL, and Reginald Charles Brunson of Denver, CO; a daughter, Suzanne Kristine Glassman of Gainesville, FL; sisters, Betty Moak of Annapolis, MD, and Lois Street of Fort Lauderdale, FL; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Arrangements by Forest Meadows Funeral Home in Gainesville, FL.
? BUTLER, Gloria M.
Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, November 11, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her loving children. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Sunday, November 15, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Monday at 11:00 a.m. followed by graveside service at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on November 15, 2009
? Beverly E. CHALK
Age 86 of Elmira, NY. She was born September 8, 1926 in Ithaca, daughter of the late Frank Thomas and Elsie Auble and died on Monday, August 19, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband of more than 60 years, Daniel A. Chalk, Sr., sisters Rita Berlin, Juanita Noonan, Arlene Roy and loving aunt, Clara Rolfe. She is survived by her children, David A. (Sue) Chalk, Michelle Lepere, Kathleen Chalk-Johnson (John), Daniel A. Chalk, Jr., Donald A. Chalk, Damon A. (Rodie) Chalk, and Nancy Chalk-Griffin; 16 grandchildren, 16 ½ great-grandchildren; sister, Nancy Bennett; cousins Marion Auble and Norma Rolfe; dear friends Brian Griffin, Jeanette Zimmer and Carmela Waters; several nieces and nephews, and her faithful pets, Bella, Selena and Petey, and any four legged friend who visited her home. Beverly was a wonderful and loving wife and mother. She spent her lifetime caring for others including 24 years as an EPC Family Care Provider. The family is accepting visitors at the family home today; Tuesday, August 20th from 2-4pm. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may express their sympathy through donations in her name to CareFirst or the Elmira Humane Society. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – August 20, 2013
? FRANCES H. CHRISTIANSEN
Frances H. Age 81, of Elmira, died Wednesday, January 10, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. A Memorial Service will be held at McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, January 16, 2007 at 12:15 p.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Donations in memory of Frances may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
? Debbie E. COXFORD
Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, May 9, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Debbie was born on June 5, 1938 in Dansville, NY. Debbie was a retiree from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after many years as a medical transcriptionist. She was a member of the American Legion Post #154, VFW Post #6083, Elmira Elks BPOE #62, Horseheads Eagles Post #3818, Catholic War Veterans of Elmira Heights and a volunteer for several years at St. Joseph's Hospital. Debbie is survived by her children, Scott (Sara Kauffman) Coxford of Elmira, Kelly (Brian) Mchlentacher of Hornell, NY, John J. Flansburg of Bath, NY and Thomas (MaryAnn) Flansburg of Freemont, NY; stepchildren, Gary (Gayle) Coxford of VA, and Pat Avery of Canisteo, NY; grandchildren, Mathew Coxford of Jersey Shore, PA, Sarah (Jared) Whitney of Mansfield, PA, Kimberly Coxford of Middlebury Center, PA, Maria and Michael Coxford of Elmira, Christopher (Julia) Gardiner of Syracuse, NY and Patrick (Clara) Gardiner of MD; great grandchildren, Alexxis Whitney, Devin Gardiner and C.J. Gardiner; special thanks to friends that became family, Charlene and Mike Prior of Elmira. Debbie was predeceased by her husband, Wes Coxford in 1998. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours on Monday, May 14, 2012 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 6:30 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – May 13, 2012
? EMMA G. GORTON
Emma G. Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, March 9, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, John N. Gorton; children and their spouses, Patricia and Roger Morris of N. Tonawanda, NY, Eileen Gustin of Tonawanda, NY, John P. and Tina Gorton of Spofford, NH; eight grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Anna Mae and Jerry Barber of Phoenix, AZ. Emma was formerly employed with F. W. Woolworth in Horseheads, and was a crossing guard for the Elmira City School District. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her funeral service on Wednesday, March 14th, at 3 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Deacon George Welsh will officiate. Inurnment will take place in Woodlawn National Cemetery Columbarium at the convenience of the family.
? GUYER, Virginia I.
Age 90 formerly of Hampton Rd., Elmira, NY died on Sunday, November 15, 2009 at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. Funeral services will be private. Rev. Robert Adkins, Jr. officiating. Interment of Virginia's ashes will take place at Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu flowers, those wishing may make donations to Childrens Miracle Network, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Virginia is survived by her loving husband of 70 years, Edward F. Guyer; son and daughter-in-law, Donald E. and Dorothy M. Guyer; grandchildren, Doug Guyer, Christa DeNunzio and Lisa Guyer all of Elmira and six great grandchildren. Predeceased by grandson, Dean Guyer. Virginia was formerly employed by Remington Rand Corp. Published in Star-Gazette from November 18 to November 19, 2009
? Ida M. KOPETCHNY
Age 95, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Tuesday, December 11, 2012, at St Joseph's Hospital surrounded by her loving family. Ida was predeceased by her husband, William C. Kopetchny Sr.; daughter, Linda Karl; her sister, Anna; and brother, Harry. She is survived by her daughter, Yolanda Kopetchny; son, William Kopetchny; 9 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of St. Mary's Church, retired from Trayer products after many years of service. Ida enjoyed playing piano and singing. She treasured time spent with family and embraced life with humor and grace. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Thursday, December 13, 2012, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with a celebration of Ida's life there Friday at 10 a.m., followed by graveside prayers at Woodlawn National Cemetery. The family is most grateful for the loving care given to their mother at her home by Pathways Inc. They went above and beyond the call of duty and their presence was a support to the family beyond measure. Also thanks to the nurses and staff at 3 D of St Joseph's Hospital for the compassionate care and family support during her stay. Star Gazette – December 12, 2012
? MAKOVITCH Shirley A
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Wednesday, June 29, 2005 at 10:00 a.m. at Ss. Peter & Paul Church, with Father Walter Wainwright presiding. Upon entering the church the funeral pall was placed on Shirley's casket by the pallbearers, John Dobranski, Jeremiah Groth, Joseph Kane, John Kane, Jr., Peter Kane, Mathew Kane and David Slawson. The readings were given by her nieces Patricia Dobranski and Colleen Groth. Father Wainwright read the gospel and delivered the homily. The Offertory Gifts were presented by nieces Molly Bailey and Michaele Thomas. The music was led by organist Joe Barber and soloist Jack Keefe. Interment, with committal prayers, followed at Woodlawn National Cemetery, where bagpiper Pat Saxe played "Amazing Grace."
? MARSH, Ethel W. Age 98 of Elmira, NY died Sunday, July 26, 2009.
Graveside Military Honors for both Loring and Ethel will be held on Friday, July 31st, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn National Cemetery, 1825 Davis St., Elmira. All are welcome. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/29/2009
? MRS. HAZEL MAYNARD age 62 of Gaines, Pa., killed in a car accident Saturday, April 20, 1968 in Gettysburg, Pa. Friends may call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Pa. Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1 p.m. The Rev. William Lufk. Burial Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira. Survived by one sister, Mrs. Ernest Johnson, Waterloo, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews including, Mrs. Gail Dutcher of Wellsboro. Mrs. Maynard was a registered nurse and tax assessor for may years for Gaines and Elk Townships. She was a member of the Gaines Methodist Church, Gaines Elk-Republican Women’s Club, Galeton American Legion Auxiliary. She graduated from Phelps, N.Y. High School and the Canandaigua Hospital School of Nursing. She had been recently spending her winters in Pinelias Park, Florida. She was the widow of Howard Maynard who was a World War I. Veteran who died in 1963. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1968
? JOSEPHINE MARGARET McCAULEY, age 65, of 664 Park Place Elmira, NY, Wednesday, April 20, 1988 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a brief illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Friday, 9 a.m. Interment, Woodlawn National Cemetery. Survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Raymond McCaluley Jr., Steven and Debra McCauley; daughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Robert Huhta, all of Elmira, NY, Patricia and Russell Cranmer of North Chemung, NY, Judy and Carl Johnston, Jr., Russell Cranmer, Jr., Joseph, Michael, Dennis, Patrick Cranmer, Steven McCauley, Jr. and Michael McCauley, 5 great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Arthur and Josephine Johnson, Francis Walker, Charles and Norma Walker; sisters and brothers-in-law, Susan and Robert DeGraw, Beatrice and Reddie Clark, Mary Drake, Viola Larrison; brother-in-law, Vince McCauley; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. McCauley was a communicant of St. Peter and Paul’s Church and a former employee of the Chemung County Nursing Facility. –Elmira Star Gazette.
? McGANN-SCHROEDER Anna Claire
Age 77, died March 30, 2009 in Ormond Beach, FL. Anna was a native of Elmira prior to relocating to Florida in 1973. She is survived by her daughter, Mary C. McGann of Ormond Beach, FL; her son and daughter-in-law, Michael E. and Mary Ann McGann of Lake Worth, FL; two grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Casimir's Catholic Church, Monday, June 8th, at 11:00 a.m., followed by interment at Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/5/2009
? GRACE N. McKERROW. Formerly of Pine City, NY Age 79 died on Monday morning, April 23, 2001. Friends may call at the Holly-Keck &Baker, Inc. Funeral Home on Thursday from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 AM. Rev. John McLearin will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide flowers, those wishing may make memorials to: SPCA Animal Shelter, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. She is survived by a sister, Constance E. Dreibelbis of Lexington, NC; and nieces, nephews and cousins. Grace was a graduate of Mansfield State College and was predeceased by her loving husband, William E. McKerrow, in 1991. –Elmira Star Gazette
? MILES Marilynn Elayne
Age 86, of Port Charlotte, Florida, died October 26, 2008 in Port Charlotte. She was born April 6, 1922 in Elkland, Pennsylvania and moved to Port Charlotte in 1987 from Elmira, NY. She was a retired banker. Survived by a son, Gary L. (wife-Shawnee) Miles of Port Charlotte; and two grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Layton Miles, who died in 1976. Private memorial services and interment will be held at a later date in Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements by Roberson Funeral Home & Crematory Port Charlotte Chapel. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/28/2008
Muriel J. Age 84, of Horseheads, NY died Tuesday, November 22, 2005, at home after a long illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Regelmann in 1968, and is survived by her son, Rob Regelmann of Big Flats; daughter, Nancy (Jon) James; grandson, Ethan James; and granddaughter, Kelsey James, all of Sebastopol, CA; special friend, Joseph Moretti of Elmira. Muriel was a longtime businesswoman in the Elmira area as co-owner of Affiliated Services Employment Agency and owner of A to Z Rental. She was an avid golfer and active in several clubs and organization. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, December 2nd, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Muriel through donations to the Salvation Army.
? RUMMINGS, Mary A.
Age 65, of Elmira, died Tuesday, August 7, 2007. Survived by husband, Glen; children, Florence Knight, Teresa Ellis, Clarence Rummings, Debbie Rummings; 14 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth, James, and George Bailey; sister, Florence Kennedy; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Gloria Maxson and Dorothy Paluck. Predeceased by parents, Eva and Russell; son, Glen Rummings Jr.; sister, Lucille Kent; brother, Henry Bailey. Mary was an avid bingo player, loved to knit and crochet. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Friday, August 10, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 1:30 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/8/2007 - 8/9/2007.
? STEARNS Betty Jean
Age 81, of Elmira, died Thursday, May 21, 2009. Survived by special niece, Deborah (Dan) Difasi, Hhds. and children, Matthew and Angela; niece, Carol (Dan) Cragan, SC; nephews, David (Mary) Stearns and children, Michael and Daniel, Pine City, Steven Kreitzer and children, Jillian and Nathan, Hhds., Gerald (Pam) Forker and children, Krista and Shawn, NC, Harry Forker, Jr., CA; sisters-in-law, Lillian Kinner, Hhds., Betty Nisco, CA; special friends, Dorothy Colegrove, Keith Colegrove, Jim Keys, Fran Maynard; and cousins. Predeceased by husband, Joseph "Josiah" Stearns, in 1988. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, May 26, from 6-8 p.m., her Funeral Service there Wednesday at 10 a.m., Deacon George Welch officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/24/2009
? STUART Frances A.
Retired bookkeeper Age 75 of Elmira, NY; Thursday, June 22, 2000 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Frances is survived by her children: Thomas A. Stuart, Edward A. and Elizabeth Stuart, Henry M. and Priscilla (Cain) Stuart, Laura (Stuart) and Finley Gray, Raymond C. Stuart; grandchildren: Tammy (Emerson) Peery, Kelly N. Stuart, Troy E. Stuart, Travis W. Stuart, Kimberly A. Stuart, Nicole M. Stuart, Erin Golley, Heather C. Gray; great-grandchild: Shannon Eileen Peery; sister: Thelma Stone of Florida; sisters-in-law: Alice Black, Nan (Arnold) Walker, Betty (Leo) Bullinger; brother-in-law: Edward (Helen) Stuart; several aunts and uncles. Frances was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur R. Stuart on December 30, 1999. She was a member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Before retiring, Frances was a bookkeeper for Burt's Clothing Store and Zurenda Enterprises. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service on Sunday, June 25, at 2:00 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, with the Rev. Donald Hoff officiating. Interment will take place on Monday, June 26 at 12:00 at Woodlawn National Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Multiple Sclerosis Association of Chemung County, Corner of Church and Davis Sts., Elmira, NY 14901 or the Riverside United Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding St., Elmira, NY 14904 in Frances' memory.
? TAYLOR, Bertha B.
December 4, 1925 - April 19, 2007
I have passed out of this life. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, April 23, 2007, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m. with funeral service there at 7:00 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
? THOMAS Lorraine A.
Lorraine A. Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, September 14, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Lorraine was predeceased by her husband of 43 years, Wesley James Thomas, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Wesley James (Judi) Thomas, Jr. of Sodus Point, NY, Timothy Neal (Diana) Thomas, and Harris Wayne (Sue) Thomas, all of Elmira, NY; sisters, Margaret Bisignano of Hudson Falls, NY, Sharon (Jack) Lang of Walnut Creek, CA.; good friends, Helen Miller and Cliff and Rita Haven; grandchildren, Julie, Heather, Jennifer, Karin, Hope and Daniel; great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Michael, Meredith, Jack, Edie, and Ian; and many nieces and nephews. Lorraine retired from St. Joseph's Hospital Radiology Department. She was an avid bowler and a member of the Elmira Bowling Hall of Fame, for coaching in the Youth Bowling Leagues at Rossi's with her husband, Wesley for many years. Lorraine's life was centered around her family and she greatly enjoyed family gatherings. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service to be held Friday, September 16, 2005, at 1:00 p.m. in Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Flowers will be provided by the family. Burial will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.