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)
ABLE ESTELLA HARING
Estella A. Age 98 formerly of Villa Serene in Elmira Heights, NY died on Tuesday May 2, 2006. Mrs. Haring was born January 18, 1908 in the Town of Orange Townsend, NY the daughter of the late Benjamin and Minnie E. Baker Abel. Estella married her first husband, Leonard Haring, who pre-deceased her in 1949. She was also pre-deceased by her second husband, Kenneth Haring in 1980, her nephew Elmo Tinker in 2001, and her sister Hazel Tinker in 2005. Mrs. Haring retired as a Payroll Clerk at Moore Business Forms in Elmira, NY with over 30 years of dedicated service. She has been a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY since 1983. Mrs. Haring is survived by her step-daughter and son-in-law: Atha & Dale Daniels of Florida; grandsons: Kenneth (Lynn) Coonce of Florida and Thomas Coonce; great grandchildren: Benjamin Coonce and Amy Coonce both of Florida; nephews and nieces: Eugene & Sharon Haring, Winston & Emma Tinker, and Joanne Tinker all of Horseheads, NY; grandnieces and grandnephews: Todd & Stephanie Haring of Monroe, NC; Rhonda & Bob Rossi of Bath, NY; Marcia & Patrick Tinker-Arndt of Horseheads , NY; Jayne & Paul Tinker-Spadafora of Albany, NY; Gina & Dan Tinker-Williams of Horseheads , NY and Kelly & Marc Tinker-Gregory of Mineral, VA; four great great nieces and nephews, several cousins and a host of caring friends including special friends Lillian Gekoski and Ann Dennington. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday May 5, 2006 from 12:30 -1:30 PM. Mrs. Haring's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Haring through memorials to The American Cancer Society 1618 College Avenue Elmira, NY 14901 or The American Heart Association.
ABBOTT Bertha C. Age 81, of Elmira, died Sunday, April 23rd, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She is survived by her sister, Eleanor Whitney of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Abbott; and several nieces and nephews. Bertha was a member of St. Casimir's Church and a retiree of Harding Inc. At Bertha's request there will be no calling hours. Private Service and internment in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the Family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
ALFRED E. ACKLEY, 85, late of the Home for the Aged, died Sunday morning, Oct. 27, 1935. Mr. Ackley was formerly associated with the W. B. Hallock and Brother clothiers and spent 42 years in the employ of that firm as buyer, secretary and treasurer. He is survived by a granddaughter, Miss Virginia Fay of Elmira and a grandson, Ackley Fay of Niagara Falls. Mr. Ackley was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church. The body is in the Home for the Aged where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frederick Henstridge will officiate. Burial in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/1935
ACUTO Steve Acuto
Elmira: Age 90, died peacefully at home on Thursday, October 20, 2011 surrounded by his loving family. Steve was a son of Peter and Rose Acuto. He is survived by his wife of 69 years, Helen; daughters and sons-in-law, Kathleen A. and Douglas Wright of Pavilion NY, Laurie A. and Robert Rafferty of Kokomo IN; sons and daughters-in-law, Steven D. and Nancy Acuto of Elmira, David W. and Laura Acuto of Horseheads; grandchildren, Matthew Shelters, Jennifer (Steve) Davis, Michael (Pattie) Shelters, T.J. (Karen) Acuto, Kristen Acuto, Bryan and Christa Acuto, Sarah and Joseph Rafferty; also surviving are great grandchildren, Michael Shelters Jr., Emily and Drew Acuto. In addition to his parents Steve is predeceased by his brother John and sisters, Louise Pacioni and Mary Campese. Steve came to Elmira in 1961 with his partner Bill Frame and opened Frame Acuto Rambler. In 1965 he bought the Pontiac franchise and formed Steve Acuto Pontiac, which he ran until his retirement in 1985. There will be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to a Mass of Christian Burial on Monday, October 24, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick's Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations in Steve's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. The Acuto family would like to extend their sincere thanks to Debbie, Mary Ann and Lori for the dedicated and compassionate care provided to Steve over the last three months. Star Gazette – October 22, 2011
ADAIR - CLARK
Marian J. (Adair) Age 78 of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday October 24 2001 at home following an extended illness. She was born in Elmira, NY The Daughter of Clarence and Rhoda Adair. Marian is survived by her loving husband: David S. Clark, Daughters: Sarah J. Richtmyer of Rock Stream, NY, Sheila D. Canfield of Shelbyville, TN. Sons: Bruce A. Clark of North Kingston, RI, Bryan G. Clark of Elmira, NY and Jeffrey L. Clark of Nashville TN. Also survived by several grandchildren and great grandchildren. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue on Saturday October 27, 2001 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. With Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday Evening at 8:00 PM The Rev. Grant T. Nicholls of Watkins Glen United Methodist Church will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations in Marian's name may be directed to; Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830 or to the charity or organization of one's choice.
ADAMS Rev. David Brian Sr. (Moose), Ithaca, NY. Rev. David Brian Adams, Sr., 46 of Ithaca, NY (formerly of Corning and Elmira), died on Friday, April 4, 2008. David is survived by his parents, Rebecca and William Herman of Elmira, NY; son , David Brian Adams, Jr. of Corning, NY; daughters, Jessica Adams, Sara Adams, and Shawna Adams of Corning, NY, Amber Williams of Erie, PA and Carolyn Adams of Elmira, NY; sisters, Yvonne (Donald) Brooks of Elmira, NY, Tonjia (Kevin) Newman of Albany, NY and Patricia Herman of of Bronx, NY; special friend, Jan Benett of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Michaiah, Samuel, Armani, Jazlynn, Jeremiah and Josinay; also several nieces and nephews. David was predeceased by his maternal grandparents, Josie and David Adams; paternal grandmother, Sara Herman, sisters, Carolyn Norris, Linda Norris and Francis Hall. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 10, 2008 from 10:00 to 11:00 am at Our Lord Temple Church of God and Christ, 443 North Tioga Street, Ithaca, NY. Funeral service immediately following the visitation at 11:00 am with Pastor Calvin Christian officiating, assisted by Elder Kevin A. Newman. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. A celebration of David's Life will be hosted in Corning, NY by his children at a later date. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2008.
MELVIN C. ADAMS, SR., age 75 of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, February 14, 2015, surrounded by his loving family at Geisinger Medical Center, Danville, PA. Friends may call at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Thursday February 19 from 3:00PM to 5:00PM. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Friday February 20 at 10:00AM with the Reverend Father Donald W. Matthews officiating. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Melvin (aka Mel or Chuck) was born on February 18, 1939 in Clymer, PA to the late Marlin & Violet (Waltermire) Adams. He is survived by sons, Melvin C., Jr. & Leonard F. Adams, both of Elmira, Douglas J. Adams & wife, Linda of Homer City, PA, Jay E. Adams & wife, Tina of Covington PA; brother, Homer J. Adams; sisters, Mary M. Mateer, Margaret F. Benson, Avanell R. Adams & Norma E. Ketcham; 10 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; & numerous nieces & nephews. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Joyce F. Adams; daughters, Lori B. Adams, & Waneta J. Adams; grandson, Devon C. Adams; brother, Delmont C. Adams; sisters, Bernice L. Donaldson & Evelyn J. Rankin. Melvin retired from Anchor Glass with 45 years of dedicated service. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make memorial contributions to a charity of one's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/17/2015
Peter A. ADAMS. age 16. of 5039 Ridge Road, Horseheads, N.Y., Sunday Feb. 1, 1976. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held Thursday at 11 a.m. at the Pentecostal Tabernacle. The Rev. John Bedzyk officiating, burial Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to the Gideons for Bible Distribution. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Peter G. Adams; two sisters, JoAnn and Hannah both at home; three brothers, Steven, Timothy and Abraham all at home; maternal grandmother, Mrs. Leona Wood of Clearwater, Fla; great maternal grandmother Mrs. Hannah Beam of East Gary, IN; paternal grandmother Mrs. Ruby Adams of Chicago, Ill; several aunts, uncles and cousins. He was a member of the Pentecostal Tabernacle, a student at the Elmira Christian Academy, a member of the basketball team, track team, baseball team, all at Elmira Christian Academy, also a member of the band and sang in the school choir.
ADEE Frances Emma (Logan), Mrs. Frances Emma - Mrs. Frances Emma Logan died at the family home, 1021 Oak Street, Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. She is survived by her husband, David Logan, six daughters, Mrs. Roy Hunt, Miss Harriet Logan, Mrs. Ernest Banzhof, Miss Elizabeth Logan, all of Elmira and Mrs. Henry Draht of East Elmira; a son Charles Logan of Elmira, two brothers, William Adee of California and Marsh Adee of Idaho; four sisters, Mrs. Nellie Hoagland and Mrs. Florence Clisbee both of Elmira, Mrs. George Love of California and Miss Wava Adee of Seattle, Wash. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. D. Cavert will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
STANLEY ADKINS, 50 of Plattsburg, N.Y., formerly of Elmira, Saturday, Jan. 11, 1958. He was a veteran of World War II and employed by the State Department of Correction. Survived by daughter, Suzanne Adkins; son, Charles Adkins, both of Plattsburg. Body will be removed to Elmira. Committal service Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, the Rev. Earnest T. Butterfield. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/12/1988
Aird, Albertine A. age 91 of 110 Colonial Dr., Horseheads, Thursday, Jan. 11, 1979. Family has requested no calling hours. Private funeral and committal service in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements by the MacPherson Funeral Home. Survived by sister, Mrs. Helen A. Cottrell of Horseheads; a nephew, Arthur M. Cottrell of Elmira; great nephews, Jonathan M. Cottrell of Ithaca, N.Y. and Arthur M. Cottrell III of Minneapolis, Minn. And a great great nepnew, Jason O. Cottrell of Ithaca. She was a retired school teacher.
Aldrich, Mr. Theodore age 50 of Gillett RD2, Pa., Wednesday, March 7, 1979 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal service there Saturday at 1 p.m. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by his daughters, Carolyn and Debra Aldrich of Perry, N.Y.: parents Elton and Lillian Fleming Aldrich with whom he resided brother and sister-in law, Elton and Blanche Aldrich of Elmira, sister, Mrs. Betty Mack of Towanda, Pa. and one nephew.
ALEXANDER - GEE
Cheryle L. (Alexander) Loving Wife, Mother and Sister Age 48, died Tuesday, February 28, 2006, unexpectedly. Cheryle resided in Millport, NY with her husband of 24 years, Dana Gee. She was the daughter of Kenneth and the late Barbara Sullivan Alexander and stepmother, Donna Brown Alexander. She is survived by her only son, Bruce (Angela) Pipe Jr. of Greensboro, NC; sisters, Helen (Bruce) Davis, Donna (Tom) Thomas, Chris (Joe) Van Gorden, Barb (Dwayne) Bolt; brothers, Tiger (Diane) Alexander, John (Michelle) Alexander; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends, Dora, George and their children, William, Michael, Joan, Giorgio Jr., Jennie, Sharilyn; Holly and Wilbur, Sue and Norman, Ralph and Geraldine, Karen and Gene, Marcie, Sandy and Billy, Ted and Debbie, and Bruce Sr. Cheryle was employed at the Lakeside Nursing Home in Ithaca, NY for 22 years. She loved all of her co-workers and residents and considered them her extended family with special thoughts for Annie. She enjoyed camping, bowling and her beloved pets Katie, Lucky and Patches. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Saturday, March 4, 2006, from 11:00 to 1:00 p.m. and from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring Cheryl's life will be celebrated by the Reverend Melanie Cole-Beardslee following the visitation. (5:00 p.m.) Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, or to the Lakeside Nursing Home, 1229 Trumansburg Road, Ithaca, NY 14850, in her memory.
ALEXANDER - WILLIAMS, Dorothy A. Nee: Alexander
Age 92, of Frederick, MD, formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, December 4, 2008. She is survived by a son, George R. Williams, Queens, NY; grandchildren, Robyn Hart-Sheppard of Frederick, MD, Darryn Hart, Elmira, Karyn Hart, Elmira, Nadine Williams-Clory, Valley Stream, NY, George Williams Jr., Burlington, Vermont; great-grandchildren, Noah, Jasmine and Blake Sheppard, Frederick, MD, Allen Jones, Elmira, Gregory, Gircia and Gabriel Williams of Burlington, Vermont; several nieces, nephews and cousins; predeceased by husband, George F. Williams; daughter, Beverly J. Hart; mother and father, Clara and Samuel Alexander. Dorothy was a member of the Nannies Burrough's Club and the YWCA for many years, also serving on their board. She had a kind heart and a gentle soul and was "grandma" to everyone she met. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, December 9th, from 9 to 11 a.m. immediately followed by her Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Rev. Richard Farrell officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2008
EZRA A. ALGER, 86, died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. F. C. Lain, Lower Maple Avenue, Sunday (Feb. 15, 1931) at 3:30 a.m. he is survived by three daughters, Mrs. F. C. Lain, Elmira, Mrs. I. J. Carver, Wellsburg, Mrs. James Ronney, Binghamton; a son, Clarence of Gloversville. He was born July 4, 1844 and was a veteran of the Civil War and served in Co. G, 152 New York Infantry. The remains will repose in the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg. Prayer services Tuesday, 10:30 a.m., private. The Rev. Ernest A. Mathews will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/16/1931
AMY ELIZABETH ALLEN, four day old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. Gregory Allen, Jr., of 208 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, Monday, June 10, 1968. Private funeral service will be held at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads at the convenience of family. Rev. Bruce W. Porter. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by parents; sister, Lisa Marie at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Schramm, Flushing, N.Y.; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. W. Gregory Allen Sr., Horseheads; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Frank H. Allen, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1968
ALLEN -BLANCHE ALLEN ANDRUS, 75, of Gillett RD, Thursday, Oct. 18, 1962. Survived by son, Kenenth A. Andrus of Grand Island, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Ivan Japhet of Owego; brother, Harry Allen of Big Flats; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; today, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Sidney Kane. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register. (Parents Caleb W. and Emma Jane Camp Allyn)
CECIL C. ALLEN
Cecil C. Allen, 90, of Elmira, NY died Friday, December 13, 1991 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Mr. Allen would have been 91 on Christmas day. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Eloise Mosher Allen; nephew, Richard and Marilyn Allen of Endicott; two grand-nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Luther Allen. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 16 with the Rev. Marlin B. Stewart officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, December 19, 1991)
ALLEN –DONNA J. SCOTT REYNOLDS of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully in the comfort of her home on Thursday morning, September 25, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. Donna was born October 30, 1931 to the late Howard and Beatrice Hallock Allen in Syracuse, NY. She retired as a switch board operator from NY Telephone (Verizon) in Elmira, NY. Donna was a proud member of the Red Hat Society "Fuddy Duddies" and requested that all members wear their red hats. She was also a member of the EFA Class of 1950 reunion committee and the Telephone Pioneers. Donna was predeceased by her husbands, Robert H. Scott and Lynn Reynolds. She was also predeceased by brother-in-law, Milton Scott, sister-in-law, Elizabeth Allen and son-in-law David Wales. She is survived by her children, Terry (Gary) Fox in Horseheads, NY, Jeffrey Scott of Elmira, NY, Sharon (Mike) Smallcomb of Horseheads, NY, Carol Zaumseil of Elmira, NY; fourteen grandchildren; seventeen great grandchildren; brother, Gary Allen of Newfield, NY; three nephews and her constant feline companions Domino and Tipper. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Sunday, September 28, 2014 from 4 PM to 7 PM. Donna's Funeral Service will be held at her church, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, 408 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Monday, September 29, 2014 at 10 AM with Rev. Wanda Copeland officiating. She will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY immediately following. Memorials may be made in Donna's memory to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, 1311 Mamaroneck Avenue, Suite 310, White Plains, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/26/2014
ALLEN - RAWLINGS
Dolores C. picture here Age 56 of Elmira, NY. She was born May 10, 1945 in Elmira to Harles and Helen (Geter) Allen and died Monday, December 31, 2001 at Kingston Hospital, Kingston, NY. Dolores is survived by her husband, Eugene W. Rawlings; children, Eugene M.G. Rawlings, Glenda Michelle Roney, Alan W. Rawlings and Cherron E. Rawlings; grandchildren, Michael Garrett Rawlings, Tyanna Leigh Rawlings, Kianna Marie Rawlings, Kiru Smith, Sadie Smith and Adrian Roney; father, Harles Allen; mother and step-father, Helen A. and Henry H. Carroll; brother, Willie Ellis and sister, Katrina Allen along with a host of other relatives and friends. She worked as a teacher's aide in the Elmira City School District, then went on to receive an Associate's Degree in Psychology from Elmira College and was a member of North Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3rd from 3 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held Friday, January 4th at 11 AM in Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C. Rev. Janice Fitzgerald will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
ALLEN EVELYN MYERS
Evelyn - Devoted mother and grandmother - Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died July 13, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended stay. She was the wife of the late Walter "Huckle" Myers who died 12/12/94 of cancer. Evelyn was the daughter of the late Lena and Fred Allen. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, JoAnn and Harvey Harris, Mary Lou and Jim Loomis; son, Walter "Bubby" Myers; special friend, Joy Litwiler, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Michelle, Marie, Melanie, Jimmer, Lynnette, and Shawn; 13 great-grandchildren; sisters, Bernice Dillon, Ginny Elliott, Vera Sechrist, Mary Tittsworth, and Cheryl Hall. Predeceased by brothers, Jack, Fred, and Eugene Allen. Those wishing may make donations in her memory to a charity of one's choice. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, July 16th, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. with her funeral service immediately following at 8 p.m., Pastor David Daniels officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/15/2007.
Age 90 of Elmira, NY departed this life on October 23, 2010 after an extended illness at Bath Veterans Hospital. Preceding him in death were his parents, Sunni Allen and Willie Mae (Brown) Allen, daughter; Delores Allen Rawlings, two brothers; O. D. Allen, J. C. Allen; two sisters, Lenora Parker, and Marie Allen. He was a veteran of the United States Army and was employed for 40 years at Kennedy Valve until he retired in 1976. In addition, he held down several other jobs; he did janitorial work for the Arnot Ogden Hospital and was one of the first African American Male barbers and beautician in the City. He is survived by his son William Spencer Ellis and one brother Robert Allen; a host of grandchildren, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C., 351 E. Fifth St., Elmira on Wednesday, October 27th from 10 am to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Dr. Cephus McGee, Jr. and Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Family gives special acknowledgement to Katrina Allen and Sally Morgan. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 24, 2010
ALLEN - PARKER
Lenora (Nana) Age 86, of Elmira, NY. She was born May 21, 1919 in Douglas, GA, daughter of the late Sunnie and Willie Mae (Brown) Allen and died Friday, February 24, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Lenora was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Parker; brothers, Otis and J.C. Allen; and sister, Marie Allen. She is survived by her daughter, Arlene Parker of Elmira; grandson, Ralph Parker of Atlanta, GA; granddaughter, Santana Parker of Elmira; brothers, Robert and Harles Allen, both of Elmira; nephew, Roland Summers; niece, Elaine Summers, both of Philadelphia, PA; nieces, Laura DeJesus of Rochester, NY, Ayanna Hughey of Elmira, Robin (Jeff) Allen Turner of Danbury, CT, Regina (Keenan) Callihan of GA; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. Nana was employed with A & P Foods and then Trayer Products. She was a life member of the Queen City Temple, I.B.P.O.E. of W. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira on Friday, March 3rd, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Her funeral service will follow at 1:30 p.m. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Nana's family would like to thank the nursing staff on 2D and 3D at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care they gave her. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
RICHARD JEWETT ALLEN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Cornelius Allen, 109 Columbia Street died Sunday afternoon, Jan. 6, 1935. A private funeral will be held with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/1935
ROBERT ALLEN, age 79 of Elmira, NY, passed away on Saturday July 9, 2016 surrounded by loved ones. Robert was born in Elmira, NY to Willie Mae and Sunnie Allen on June 20, 1937. He served in the US Air Force 1955-1961, stationed at Kelly AFB, San Antonio, TX and including overseas deployment. He attended Corning Community College. Robert worked in glass manufacturing at Corning Glass prior to many years as a supervisor at the US Post Office, Elmira Distribution Center from which he retired. Robert was a lifelong member of the Queen City Lodge of the IPBOE 174, serving as an officer for many years. He loved travel, basketball, and walking at Eldridge Park. Robert is predeceased by his parents Willie Mae and Sunnie Allen, his siblings John Curtis Allen, Marie Allen, Lenora Parker, Harles Allen, Otis Allen, and childhood friends. He is survived by his daughters: Laura Allen-Pannell, Robin Allenturner, Ayanna Hughey, and Regina Callahan; by his grandchildren: Kiara, EJ, Evan, Isaiah, Sandi, and Ryan, Keenan, Kaiya, Reniecia, and Reanna; by his great granddaughter Aniya Rose; a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and his closest lifetime friend, Elijah "Jr." Swayne. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday July 15, 2016 from 4 to 7 pm and on Saturday July 16, 2016 from 10 to 11 am. His funeral service will be conducted upon conclusion of calling hours at 11am. Burial with full military honors will immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. It is requested that live plants be sent in lieu of flowers. Those wishing may donate to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network, in remembrance of Robert at www.pancan.org or to a charity of your choice. The family would like to express thanks and gratitude to family, friends, and Robert's community of medical support. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/2016
Thelma Rose. Age 79 of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her mother Vida Allen in 1992 and is survived by several cousins. Thelma was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her Funeral and Committal Services on Thursday, January 10th at 1 PM. at the Barrett Funeral Home. Rev. Joseph Cotner will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
JOHN E. ALLES age 29 of 775 E. Water St., Sunday, November 20, 1977. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Friday from 7 to 9. Funeral services there Saturday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Harry S. Morgan officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by his father, John Alles of Alabama; mother, Mrs. Mary Turner of Elmira; brothers, George Edward of Florida, Billy Wayne of Jersey City, Bobby of Jersey City, Robert Lee of Elmira, Raymond of Elmira; sisters, Catherine Matthews of Jersey City, Dorothy Jones and Linda Ann Davis both of Georgia and Judy Knights of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/24/1977
ALLINGTON - BENJAMIN, Kathy Venessa
A lifelong resident of the Southport community died on Sunday afternoon, October 25, 2009 at Elcor Health Services where she had been receiving care following a lengthy illness at the age of 54. Born on July 11, 1955 in Elmira, Kathy was the daughter of Clara Thomas Allington. She was employed by the A&P Foods and the Elmira City School District as a teacher's aide at Broadway Elementary for many years. In serving the Lord, she was a member of the New Beginnings Church. Kathy enjoyed shopping, country music and time spent with her family. She is survived by her husband, James Benjamin; son, Michael Benjamin, both of Southport; daughter, Dana (Chris) Laughlin, Beaver Dams; 3 grandchildren, JJ, Kyle and Kalli; mother, Clara Wishneska, Southport; sister, Dolores McMahon and brother, Wayne (Carol) Allington, Elmira; nieces, nephews and Kathy's beloved feline companion, "Koko". She was predeceased by her daughter, Ericka, brother, John Peterson, and stepfather, John Peterson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, October 29, 2009 between the hours of 6-8 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 pm with the Reverend Mike Weeden officiating and she will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center Dialysis Unit, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 or the Strong Memorial Transplant Organ Unit, 601 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY 14642 in her memory. Published in Star-Gazette on October 28, 2009
Allis, Ira B. age 88, of 43 Sunnyside Drive, Friday, December 29, 1978. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home, Tuesday 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 2 p.m. Rev. David Oertel officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Family will provide their own flowers. Survived by wife of 63 years of marriage, Mrs. Mary H. Allis of Elmira, daughter, Mrs. Ruth A. Peck of Horseheads, son, Dean H. Allis of Huntington Beach, California, sister, Eleanor A. Hurd of Wellsville, N.Y., 3 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren. He was a member of the Ulysess Lodge No. 556 F&AM. He was a member of the Coudersport Consistory, a member of the Christ United Methodist Church (Old Hedding) He was a salesman for the N.J. Thompson Company for many years prior to retiring. Recently he was a part-time employee at Marksons.
ALLMENDINGER - DILLER, Barbara A.
Age 61, of Maitland FL, formerly of Elmira, passed peacefully on March 25, 2010 in Florida, surrounded by her loving family. Barbara was born on July 27, 1948 in Flushing, NY, daughter of the late Robert and Clara (Dawson) Allmendinger. Barbara is survived by her husband of 40 years, Tom; son and daughter-in-law, Brian and Allison Diller; daughter Amy Diller all of Maitland, FL; sister, Mary Rizza of Phoenix AZ; brothers, Robert Allmendinger with Cindy Sullivan, and Scott Allmendinger with wife Sue, all of Elmira; granddaughters, Tristyn and Jaelyn of Maitland; brother-in-law John Rizza of Florida; nieces Kathleen Rizza of Ft. Wayne IN, Kerry Rizza of Payson AZ, Kellee Johnson of Elmira; nephews, Michael Rizza of Lincoln NE and Michael Allmendinger of Elmira; and special friend Madixx "Mookie" Burge of Elmira. Barbara was retired from the Elmira City School District having been a secretary at Broadway Middle School. Barbara was a very loving wife, mother, sister, grandmother and loyal friend. She will be missed terribly. God bless you, Barb, and rest in peace. Visitation will be at Collison's Family Funeral Home and Crematory, 3806 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park FL on Monday, March 29, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. Special thank you to Hospice of the Comforter who helped care for Barbara in her final days. Donations may be made to your local Hospice or the American Cancer Society . Published in Star-Gazette on March 28, 2010
ALLMENDINGER - DILLER, Barbara A.
Age 61, died
peacefully on March 25, 2010. A graveside service for Barbara will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery on her birthday, Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. A procession will form at the Walnut Street cemetery entrance at 10:45 a.m. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 25, 2010
AMBERG - MURPHY, Louise May Amberg
A longtime resident of Orchard Park Rd. Pine City died peacefully Thursday morning, May 1, 2008 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where she had been receiving care at the age of 87. Born on May 12, 1920 in Big Flats, NY. She was married to Edward Glenn Murphy who predeceased her in 1967. Having young children to raise, she was a hard working and devoted mother who was employed as a waitress at the Old Pioneer Restaurant, W. T. Grants Department Store as a cashier and most recently with Flickenger Foods as an assistant buyer where she retired. Louise was a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church. Civic minded, Louise was a Board of Election Inspector for 50 years and was active in the Elmira Eagles Auxiliary REAC (Retired Eagles Activity Club); the Tuesday Senior Citizens Gathering at Chapel Park, Southside Gold Card Club and the Southport Historical Society. Louise enjoyed making crafts and giving them away for people's enjoyment. Surviving is her loving family, children, Sandra (Dahl) Morgan, Elmira; Tim (Donna) Murphy, Kevin (Ali) Murphy, and Randy (Susan) Murphy all of Pine City; 13 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, many family and church friends. In addition to her husband, Louise was predeceased by her infant son, Gary Murphy. Guests will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday, May 5, 2008 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Tuesday morning (10 a.m.) with her pastor the William Bill Vallet officiating. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her husband Edward. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/3/2008 - 5/4/2008.
AMEIGH - MARJORIE E. NICHOLS
Marjorie E. Nichols, 91, a resident of Elcor Health Facility, Horseheads, NY, died Thursday, April 28, 1994. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church and was a former hairdresser. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Ed Merritt of Farmington, NM; sisters, Ann McIlwain and Genevieve Kamp, both of Elmira and Louise Pierce of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; brother, Howard Ameigh of Loudonville, KY; nine grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; sister, Truus Ameigh of Elmira, NY. Mrs. Nichols was predeceased by her husbands, Milton Everitt, Earle Moore and Allen Nichols; her daughter, Doris Duncan and grandson, Chip Merritt. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on May 2 with interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, May 5, 1994)
MARTIN W. AMRHEIN, 77, died Monday Jan. 26, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. He was born Nov. 7, 1909 in Elmira, NY, the son of Lewis and Lillian Belle Towner Amrhein. He was a retired employee of the Bendix Motor Components Division (Facet), Elmira. Mr. Amrhein is survived by his wife, Josephine Parmenter Amrhein; son, James B. Amrhein of Elmira; daughters, Jean Dickens, Sally Manzo and Sheila Hollenbeck all of Elmira; Neila Bates of Sackets Harborn, NY; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Harold of Waverly, Lewis of Los Angeles, Calif.; sister, Lillian Jackson of Pasedena, Calif.; several nieces and nephews. The funeral and committal service will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday at 11 a.m. Elder Edmund O. Robinson will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends are invited to call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review
INFANT DAUGHTER ANDREWS of Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Andrews of Millerton, Pa., Monday, May 10, 1954. Survived by parents; grandparents, Mrs. Eleanor Andrews of Millerton and Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Smith of Macon, Ga. Body at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family, the Rev. John V. Darrow. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/11/1954
ANDREWS John A.
Town of Southport Resident - died peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 84. He was born December 31, 1923 in Millerton, PA, the son of the late Clifford and Eleanor (Signor) Andrews. His loving wife of 41 years, Mollie E. (Smith) Andrews, predeceased him. His loving companion, Gloria Lindgren; brother, Clifford Andrews; sister, Marjorie Harrison; and sister-in-law, Bettie Keller also preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving children and their spouses, Sherolyn and Glen Falke of Beaver Dams, NY; Elma Mae and Michael Haddad of Horseheads, NY; Edwin and Nancy Ramsdell of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren, Christina (Michael) Westenberger, Brenda (John) Flesch, Kimberly Knowles and Jeffrey (Shone) Ramsdell; 10 adored great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Robert (Shirley) Smith of Caton, NY; sister-in-law, Helan Andrews of Georgia; along with several nieces and nephews. John was a decorated Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country. He retired from the Newtown Tool and Die Company in Horseheads, NY as a machinist after many dedicated years of service. He was a devoted fisherman and enjoyed fishing for over 25 years at Keuka Lake. John was a dedicated family man and loved his family dearly. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Thursday, October 9, 2008, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 7:00 p.m. The Reverend Gary Mammorello will celebrate John's services. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Thank You - The family of John A. Andrews wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the Dialysis Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the outstanding love, care and friendship given to their father. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/8/2008
ANDREWS L. Duane
L. Duane Andrews, age 86 and a lifetime member of the Pine City Community, died at home Sunday, December 4th, 2011 after a hard fought battle with cancer. Duane was born in Elmira, NY to the late Leon and Marie (Lockner) Andrews on March 27th, 1925. In addition to his parents, he is predeceased by his first wife, Lois; brothers G. Raymond and Arden; sister in law Ethel Lott; and mother in law Altia Lott. Surviving Duane are his wife, Lelia Andrews; sons David of Gillett, PA, Daniel (Cathie) of Pine City, NY; daughter in law Therese Andrews of Elmira; sister Eloise Gage of Horseheads, NY; grandsons Christopher of Elmira, Jeffrey in the United States Marine Corp, Jeremy in the United States Navy; sister in law Alixe Andrews of Pine City; step children Sharon (Dan) Spencer of Granville Summit, PA, James (Sheila) Comfort of Horseheads, Gary (Linda) Comfort of Chambersburg, PA, JoAnne Comfort of Elmira and Diane Comfort of Horeheads; several nieces and nephews; several step grandchildren and great grandchildren. Duane was a decorated United States Army veteran for three years in the South Pacific during World War II, serving in the 37th Infantry Division. Duane retired from the N.Y. Telephone Co. in 1982 after 36 years of service, starting out as a garage mechanic and retiring as an engineer, but holding many jobs in between including line-man, installer, cable splicer, and foreman. He was a long standing faithful member of the Pine City Baptist Church, serving in many different positions and being instrumental in raising funds for the present building, and keeping the building and grounds maintained. He was a charter member of the Pine City Sportmen's Club, having helped build the original club house; honorary life time member of the Lakewood's Sportsmen's Club (The Jolly Boys) and a member of the South Creek Northern Tier Sportsmen's Club. He was a past president of the Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen, having been instrumental in starting some of the programs still in place today. He was very involved with Boy Scout Troop #43 of Pine City while his sons were in scouting. Duane was an avid lifelong hunter and fishermen who loved everything about the outdoors. He made many trips to Wyoming and the Adirondacks with his sons and friend Clairmont Ham deer hunting and many trips to Lake Ontario and the finger lakes fishing. He always loved working around his house, gardening and mowing and growing beautiful flowers, but his greatest love was spending time with his family and having helped build both of their homes, and very proud of his grandsons. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Wednesday, December 7th, 2011 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM and from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 PM. The Reverend Horrace Stoddard will officiate. Private graveside services with full military honors will be accorded in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing please make memorials in L. Duane Andrews name to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, or to the Pine City Baptist Church Memorial Fund. Star Gazette – December 6, 2011
ANDRUS –ALICE SPARKS, 71, Elmira, NY died Thursday, March 26, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by four sons and a daughter, seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sister, Lucille Shoemaker of Granville Summit, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Clifford Sparks, in 1995. There was a private burial service on April 1 at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira with the Barrett Funeral Home making the arrangements. (Parents Clayton W. and Laura Wilcox Andrus.)
CLAUDE A. ANDRUS, 75, of Gillett RD, Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1962. Survived by son, Kenneth A. Andrus of Grand Island, N.Y.; five grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. Body at Vickery Funeral Home, Troy. Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 P.M., the Rev. Sidney Kane. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. –Troy Gazette-Register.
[Elmira Advertiser, 16 September 1953]
ANDRUS - Mrs. Daisy A. Newell, 75, formally of W. Water Street Tuesday 15 September 1953, following an extended illness. Mrs. Newell was a member of Elmira Rebekah Lodge 423, and a past noble grand of the Rebekah Lodge of Gillett, Pa. the Southern Tier Lodge of Odd Fellows. Survived by daughter Miss Lillian Newell of Elmira; sons, Clifford Newell of Binghamton, Arthur and Walter Newell of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Frank Campbell of Doty Hill, Wellsburg; brother, Claude Andrus of Gillett; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Barnett S. Eby. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Officers and members of Elmira Rebekah Lodge 423 will meet Thursday at 8 p.m. at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home to conduct a commital service for our late sister, Daisy A. Newell. Signed: Florence Wing, Noble Grand and Minnie Schlock, Secretary.
DORTHA E. ANDRUS
Dortha E. Andrus, 88, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, July 167, 1994 at the Tioga County Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. Dortha was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church and Women's Missionary Society and a member of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Railroad. She is survived by three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren; sisters, Aleda Mays and Nina Teribury, both of Addison, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Howard R. Andrus; son, Howard A. Andrus; daughter, Elizabeth Vanderpool; sisters, Helen Wrisley and Irene Route and brothers, Carl and Earl Teribury. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on July 20 with the Rev. Edward Crandall officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, July 21, 1994)
ELMER LEE ANDRUS, AGE 74 OF 1208 Richard Street, Elmira, NY, Saturday, May 10, 1980 at home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there, Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Perley Bertrand officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife of 55 years, Irene Andrus; daughter and son-in-law, Gerald and Carol Hall of Horseheads, NY; son, Leslie L. Andrus of Horseheads, NY; four grandchildren; eight-grandchildren; sisters, Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Glenn of Canada and Mrs. Charles (Katherine) Tuning of FL; brothers, Donald Andrus of Granville Summit, PA, Ira Andrus of NJ, Leon English of Canton, PA; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired transport driver for Associated Transport Inc.
ANDRUS Leslie Lee Andrus
Age 78, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 16, 1931 in Binghamton, son of the late Elmer and Irene (Frasier) Andrus and died
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 unexpectedly at home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister and brother-in-law, Carol and Jerry Hall and niece, Nora Chabot. He is survived by his loving companion, Shirley Carpenter; nephews, Leslie (Jenny Dates) Hall, Reid (Carol Strait) Hall and Bruce Hall along with several great nieces and nephews, many friends and his canine companion Pepper. Leslie retired from General Electric. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving with the Navy Seals. He served aboard the USS Stoddard and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Navy Occupation Service Medal (European) and China Service Medal. He was a member of the American Legion Post 442, Horseheads and the V.F.W. Post 15033. It was Leslie's request that a private burial with military honors be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at his family's convenience. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 25, 2010
ANDRUS - SCOTT, Emma L. "Nan"
Loving Mother and Grandmother - Was born February 6, 1910 in Gillett, PA, the daughter of the late William and Emma (Pack) Andrus, died peacefully on Monday, October 6, 2008, at Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY, at the age of 98. Predeceased by her loving husband, Milton H. Scott, July 5, 1975; and her beloved son, Robert H. Scott, August 25, 1994. She is survived by her son, Milton A. Scott (Delores Fitzgerald) of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter-in-law, Donna (Scott) Reynolds of Horseheads, NY; along with five grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Emma was a dedicated bookkeeper for Sears & Roebuck, the former Mark Twain Hotel, and was in charge of payroll at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was a 70-year member of the Rebecca Lodge #423 in Elmira and was the Past Matron for the Harmony Loyal Order of the Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Thursday, October 9, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend William Wells will celebrate Emma's service. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. A Lodge Notice - Members of the Order of Eastern Star Harmony Chapter will meet at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 8, 2008, for a prayer service for our deceased sister, Emma L. Scott. Signed, Mary Denton, Matron. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/8/2008
HERBERT (ANDY) ANDRUS, Age 80 of 755 Spaudling Street, Saturday, May 3, 1980. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Wednesday time to be announced. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by his wife, Lillian Halliday Andrus; sons, James Andrus of Ogden, Utah and Larry Andrus of RD 1 Pine City; daughters, Mrs. Alex (Phyllis) Sokolowski and Mrs. Robert (Carolyn) Keller both of Elmira; 12 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; aunts, Mrs. Lydia Fairbanks of Vancouver, Washington and Elma of Butte, Montana; several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church and a retired employee of the YMCA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HOWARD ANDRUS, 70 OF 9 Burdick St., Elmira, N.Y., died at his home, September, 15, 1973. He is survived by his wife, Dorotha Teribury Andrus; daughter, Elizabeth Vanderpool, Elmira; sisters, Queenie Glenn of Ontario, Canada and Canton, Katherine Coveney, Elmira; brothers, Elmer Andrus, Elmira, Donald, Granville Center, Kenneth Andrus, Elmira, N.Y. and Ira Andrus, New Jersey; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephew. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad Engineer. Funeral services were held from the Grace Episcopal Church on Tuesday with Rev. Samuel Hale, officiating with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Leon English of Canton is a half-brother of the deceased. A brother, the late Abel Andrus also resided in Canton. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
ANDRUS, Howard Arthur Jr., 10, son of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Andrus of
584 Thompson St., died Saturday Sept. 5, 1936, following an operation. He
leaves his parents and the grandparents Mr. and Mrs. Ellery Teribury of Troy,
Pa., and Mrs. Otis Stocum of Canton, Pa. Funeral service Tuesday at 10:30 a. m.
in Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The rev. W. Paul Thompson will officiate. Burial
in Woodlawn Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by
Elmira, Chemung Co., NY
MERYL D. ANDRUS a former resident of Canton died Thursday morning (1924) at his home in Elmira of injuries received from a fall a few hours previous, while at work on a scaffold on a new building where he was employed as a carpenter. He was 64 years old and is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Harry Diltz of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Elizabeth Struble of Endicott, Mrs. Millard Fitzwater of Canton; four brothers, Jacob of Emporium, Howard of Canton, Henry of Endicott and Burt of Rochester. The funeral was held Monday in an undertaker establishment and interment made in a cemetery (Woodlawn Cemetery) in Elmira.
ANIELA - WILLIAMS, Isle Aniela
Age 86 of Elmira, NY, died
Sunday, July 11, 2010 at home surrounded by her loving family. Isle is survived by her children; Patty (Dale) Sherman of Heathsville, VA and Richard (Diane) Williams of Elmira; grandchildren, Jennifer Williams, Paula (Jeff) McClure of Fredericksburg, VA; two great-grandchildren, Alexis and Logan Bush. Ilse was predeceased by her husband Milford Williams in 1970 and grandson whom she dearly missed Shane Williams in 1992. She retired from the Chemung Canal Trust Co. after a number of years of dedicated service and management. Ilse enjoyed her retirement the way she wanted to. At her request her funeral services will remain private. In lieu of flowers those wishing please make memorial donations to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY, 14830. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 13, 2010
ANNIS Clifford G. Annis
Pine City: Age 81, died Thursday, November 15, 2012, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. Cliff was born in Guilford VA on April 10, 1931 a son of the late Major H. and Maude (Taylor) Annis. He is also predeceased by his sister Gladys Taylor and brothers, Stanley, Franklin, and Milton Annis. Cliff is survived by his wife of 58 years Nancy Sadler Annis; sons, with their families, Charles H. and Charlotte Annis, Big Flats, with children Sarah (Kurt) Dennis and Joshua Annis; Clifford G., Jr. and Dana Annis, Massillon OH, with children Megan and Matthew Annis; great grandchildren, Keyshaun and Karlie Dennis; sisters, Hallie Annis, Concord Wharf VA, Norma Short, Guilford VA; cousins, Mary Lou Mace, Elmira and Claire Cheesman, Bellport NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Cliff retired as a Master Sergeant from the U.S. Air Force with nearly 21 years of service, receiving several Air Force Commendation Medals for Meritorious Service. While in the military he was a member of a championship two man volleyball team. Cliff went to work with the U.S. Postal Service, retiring after 22 years of service. As a youth he was very active in 4-H and was a state poultry judging champion in Virginia. He enjoyed playing baseball and as his sons were growing up he spent many years coaching their baseball teams. Cliff was an avid bowler and loved gardening. He was a member of the Horseheads American Legion and Trinity Episcopal Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Saturday, November 17, 2012 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Monday, November 19, 2012 at 12:00 noon, with Father William Lutz officiating. Interment, with military honors, will follow Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Cliff with a donation to CareFirst (formerly Southern Tier Hospice) 11751 E Corning Road, Corning NY 14830-3657. Star Gazette – November 16, 2012
ANTES - TURTON
Helen Antes Age 96, died January 26, 2006, resident of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, survived by niece, Myrtle Antes May, Elmira; grand-nieces, Judy (Bruce) Hayes, and Sue May; grand-nephew, Leighton (Jean) May, and their families; stepson, Jack (Pat) Turton and family, Genesee, PA; niece, Peggy Hoffman, FL; special friend, Mary Rummings. Predeceased by husband, John Turton. It was Helen's wish there be no calling hours. Funeral service by and with the family in Woodlawn Cemetery at their convenience. The family wishes to thank Dr. Corbalan and the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their years of kindness and loving care. Arrangements have been
entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
ARMEN –MRS. ANDREE BALLES of 817 Clairmont Ave., Friday, Aug. 3, 1956. Survived by husband, James Balles and daughter, Mrs. George A. Pappas, both at home; brother, Andrew Armen of Long Beach, N.Y.; three grandchildren. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call today 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. George Yakalis of Endicott. –Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1956
Charles W. Jr. Age 55 of Addison, NY on Monday, October 8, 2001 at home. The son of the late Charles W. Arnold Sr. and Dorothy I. (Williamson) Arnold Spencer. He is survived by his sons, Eric (Marlene) Adams and Charles (Chris) Arnold of all of Rockford, AL Daughter, Angela (Joseph) Dototo of Big Flats, Brothers, Mark (Gayle) Dayle of Horseheads, William (Jo) Arnold of Elmira, John Arnold (Danielle Barnes) of Addison, Richard Arnold (Sandy Henry) of Horseheads, George Spencer Jr. of Elmira, Sister, Jacqueline Arnold of Leadville, CO; Step Father, George Spencer of Elmira, Seven grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and several aunts and uncles. He was predeceased by his brother Jack Arnold and his sister Sylvia Doyle. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads, NY on Friday Oct. 12, 2001 from 4-5:00 p.m. His funeral service will follow there at 5:00 p.m Interment Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira
FRANK J. ARNOLD 124 Tuttle Ave. Sunday, May 12, 1946. Survived by brothers, Clarence of Elmira, Walter of Elmira Heights; sister, Miss Helen Arnold of Newark, N.Y.; aunts, Mrs. Jesse McMillan, Mrs. Marie Qualey both of Elmira. The body is at Davis Funeral home where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Roland O. Hudson, Woodlawn Cemetery. American Legion will conduct services at the cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/13/1946
ARNOLD William L., Sr.
Age 62 of Elmira, NY Thursday, April 22, 2010. Survived by son William L. Arnold, Jr.; grandsons Alex and Joshua Arnold; Josephine Arnold. Friends were invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, April 26th from 11 am to 12 noon. Services were at 12 noon. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 27, 2010
ARNOT John-("Watkins Review," Nov. 20, 1873) "Noted John Arnot Dies in Elmira-Death of John Arnot. John Arnot, one of the most widely known and highly esteemed citizens of Elmira, died of paralysis, at his residence in that city at 2 o'clock on Monday morning last, Nov. 17th, aged 80 years, he having been born at Doun, in Scotland, on the 25th of September 1793, The deceased was one of the remarkable men of this section of the State, and has been largely identified with its development and progress for the past fifty years. His history is indeed the history of Elmira, from the time it was a little and unimportant hamlet in the depths of a wilderness, until it has attained its present position--that of a wealthy, refined and prosperous city of 20,000 inhabitants. Mr. Arnot came to this country with his father's family when but a boy of eight or ten years of age, and settled with them in Albany, where they resided a short time, and then removed to Catskill. Subsequently they returned to Albany, where Mr. Arnot first engaged in mercantile life, on a very limited capital. In early manhood he moved to Tioga, Pa., and, with a partner by the name of Egbert, opened a store, from which point he traveled through the surrounding country, by wagon, retailing his goods. In 1819, he removed to Elmira--then called Newton--and opened a store of his own--Judge Dunn, then a small boy, acting as his assistant. He continued in this business, which was very successful, some ten or twelve years. In 1824 he was married to Miss Harriet Tuttle, daughter of Stephen Tuttle, a well known merchant of Elmira at that early day. In 1829 he built the 'Old Foundry' which long occupied the present site of the Opera House, and in that was set in motion the first steam engine ever seen in Elmira. In 1830 he built the first brick store ever erected at Elmira, at the corner of Water and Lake streets--long known in after years as the 'Hill Corner'--which opened with a large and varied stock of goods. In 1833 the Chemung Canal Bank was organized and Mr. Arnot became a stockholder. In 1842 a change of management took place, the late Hon. Charles Cook, of this county (Schuyler), having been chosen President, and John Arnot Cashier. He then sold out his store, and closed his career as a merchant, so that he might open it as a banker. In 1849 Mr. Arnot, in company with John Magee, Charles Cook and Constant Cook, took a contract to build about 100 miles of the New York & Erie Railroad that section lying between Binghamton and Corning--on which heavy profits were realized. In 1854 he took an active part and interest in the construction of the Chemung Canal, in which he invested $100,000. In 1857, when bank stocks fell to a low figure, Mr. Arnot embraced the opportunity, with his usual sagacity, and became the virtual owner and controller of the Chemung Canal Bank. In the year 1852 he became its President and his son John Arnot Jr. became Cashier, which positions they continued to occupy up to the time that the former was removed by death. After the revulsion--commercial and monetary--of 1857, and the dissolution of the Whig party, Mr. Arnot became a Democrat, and, in 1858, a candidate for Congress against Hon. Alfred Wells, of Ithaca. In a district with a party majority against him of over 3,000, he came within 350 votes of an election--Schuyler county, in which he was always very popular, giving him over 600 majority. He calmly fell asleep at the hour of his desolution, surrounded by his family, and passed from earth apparently without a parting pang, 'like one who wraps the drapery of his couch around him and lies down to pleasant dreams.' " Copied from the republished article in "The Watkins Review & Express,' Watkins Glen, NY, Nov. 18, 1998. Submitted by Bonnie Strope <WSWQ34A@prodigy.com>
ARNOT Matthias Hollenback
Unidentified News clipping - February 1910
At the meeting of the Board of Managers of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, held last evening, the following resolutions of respect to Mr. Arnot was adopted: Matthias H. Arnot, aged seventy-seven, died at his city home the fifteenth of February 1910. Mr. Arnot, the leading corporate member of the Board of Managers, was also, always, a chief guiding member. To the initiative of himself, and his sister Mrs. Marianna (Arnot) Ogden, the foundation of the hospital is due, and a substantial endowment was supplied by themselves, their family and friendly connections. Such aggregate expenditure for plant and sustenance to date, is more than a million dollars, not only with his means and influence, but also with affection he fostered the hospital, with parental watchfulness and kept knowledge of all its affairs. Mr. Arnot's characteristic conservativeness has, many a time, saved the community from commercial disaster. The extent of his considerate helpfulness to worthy debtors and unfortunate acquaintances cannot be completely known, but assuredly was abundant. His fidelity and constancy were also striking traits of his character. We, his associate managers, mourn his loss to the whole community, but specially grievous is his loss to the hospital and to each personally. This minute in our proceedings testifies to our high appreciation of his great worthiness; to our sorrow and sympathy with others who by his departure are also bereaved. It is grateful to feel that this charity, the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, will remain a token of the munificence and benevolent regard of its founders.
ARROWSMITH, JAMES - James Arrowsmith, 85, former resident of Blossburg, died at his home in Elmira on Tuesday, January 8.Born at Arnot he had lived here for 30 years and was an employee of the Erie Railroad as baggage master and passenger brakeman. Survivors include his wife, Margaret; a daughter, Mrs. George H. Trimble, of Elmira; two sisters, Anna and Jean Arrowsmith, of Washington D.C.; three grandchildren, five great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at his home in Elmira on Friday (tomorrow) afternoon at 2 o’clock, with Rev. Henry E. Hubbard in charge. Burial will be in Elmira.
Age 88, born August 25, 1919, died peacefully at home on Friday, June 6, 2008, after an extended illness. A longtime resident of Elmira Heights, he was well-known to all who witnessed his daily walks around the community. He was predeceased by his son, Nicholas in 1984; and his daughter, Marianne Pace in 2001. He is survived by his wife, Maria; and daughter, Olga; beloved grandchildren, Eric Artemow of San Antonio, Texas, and Allison Pace of Swansboro, North Carolina. The family would like to thank their cherished friend, Kathy Storch, for her love, warmth and her skilled nursing, the staff of Elcor Nursing Facility for their compassionate care, and especially to Dr. Francisco Corbalan for his many years of exceptional doctoring. Father Jason Kappanadze of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church of Elmira Heights will officiate the funeral service on Monday, June 9th, at 10:00 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will provide flowers. If desired, memorials may be sent to Roswell Park Cancer Institute at 666 Elm St., Buffalo, NY 14203. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/8/2008.
ASHLEY - Rosalie Ashley, age 79, of 520 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY. She was born March 12, 1925 in Wilkinson County, GA, daughter of the late Otis and Anna Ashley. She died Saturday, October 2, 2004 at St. Joseph’s Hospital after a brief illness. She was one of nine children, all who preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ruby and John Givens; stepson, Pete Fullwood, Jr., all of Elmira; a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews; and friends including special friend, Mamie Braziel of Dublin, GA. She retired from St. Joseph’s Hospital with 23 years of service. Rosalie was a founding member of St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church, was the church’s treasurer since the beginning and also served in other various capacities. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul’s Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira, on Wednesday, October 6th, from 7-9 PM. Her funeral service will be held there on Thursday, October 7th at 11 AM. Rev. Johnny Vaughn will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 5 Oct. 2004
MISS CORA A. ATWATER age 89 of 1105 Grand Central Ave., Sunday, August 4, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes and Sons Funeral Home, 311 Lake St., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Hollis E. Hayward officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by sisters, Mrs. Clara (Atwater) Sheely of Elmira, Mrs. Philip (Mildred) Cowley of Horseheads. She was a member of the Christ United Methodist Church where she was president of the Richford Philathea Sunday School Class. She was a member of the Elmira Retired Teacher’s Assn. She was professor emeritus of Mansfield State College where she was a member of the music faculty for 33 years, also acting Dean of Women for several summers; member of the National Assn. of Teacher’s of Singing; member of the American Assn. of University Women; past president of the Thursday Morning Musicales; member of Chemung Chapter D.A.R. She was chairman of the American Heritage Committee and also was in charge of the music; member of the A.A.R.P.; member of Symphonia Club. Until this mid-summer she conducted a voice and piano studio in her home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1974
AUBLE, Hugh L-30, Elmira is dead, second victim within 6 weeks at the dangerous bridge over South Creek at Fassett. He was pinned beneath his truck-tractor, Friday, Dec. 26, 1947 at about 11 pm and drowned in about two feet of water. With him was his brother-in-law, Robert Slaughter, 29, who lives in the Auble home and has been associated with Mr. Auble in the trucking business. The men were taken to the St Joseph Hospital, Elmira. After thirty-five minutes of work with the respirator, Mr. Auble was pronounced dead. Mr. Slaughter is in fair condition at the hospital but is thought that he has a bad condition in his left chest. The truck-trailer, minus the trailer was driving this way and it is thought that the men did not see the sharp curve until too late and skidded off the road, over the bank and into the creek. On the scene artificial respiration was given by Perry Klinger, Jr, Elmira, former Troy boy, who was visiting in Fassett. Peter Shedden, Fassett, righted the truck with his farm tractor. Mr. Auble leaves one child and five stepchildren.
AUFFHAMMER Albert L.
A longtime resident of the Carriage Estates community died Sat. Feb. 2, 2013 at Bethany SNF 2 following declining health at the age of 86. Born on Nov. 20, 1926 son of the late, Edmund & Ina M. Harris Auffhammer. Albert married Betty Dewitt on Feb. 4, 1948. He was employed by the Elmira City School Dist. until his retirement. In service to his country, Albert was enlisted in the US Navy during WWII. He was a member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church for many years. A dedicated family man, Albert was cherished by his family who survive, loving wife and companion, Betty Dewitt Auffhammer, Horseheads; children, Donald A. (Linda) Auffhammer, Horsseheads; Jean A. (James) Shumway, Horseheads; Gary A. (Mary) Auffhammer, Roebuck, SC; Anita L. (Bill) Fralick, Apopka, FL; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Albert was predeceased by his brothers, Edmond H. (Margaret), Eugene A. and Karl S. (Virginia) Auffhammer. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thus. Feb. 7, 2013 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Thurs. morning at 10 a.m. with his pastor and friend, the Reverend Larry Burke officiating followed by graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Star Gazette – February 4, 2013
AUGUSTUS ‘GUS’ B. AUSTIN III. Of Elmira, NY, died March 2, 1997 after an extended illness. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Gladys; and daughter, Beth; also several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents, Augustus B. and Stella (Amy) Austin, II; brother, Charles A., II. Gus was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during WW II, and was discharged with the rank of Chief Pharmacists Mate. He was a Real Estate Broker for 30 years and a former President of the Elmira Real Estate Board. He was a past member of the Elmira Rotary, the Elmira Chamber of Commerce and the Elmira Country Club where he had served as Past Treasurer and Vice President. At Gus’ request, there will be no public services. He wished to be cremated and his cremains to be interred in his family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of his immediate family. Arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. Memorial contributions may be made in Gus’ name to Tanglewood Nature Center, Box 117 Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
AUSTIN –JUNE L. ALDENERFER, longtime resident of Elmira, NY age 94, was born June 15, 1920 in Mansfield, PA and passed away on Monday, September 15, 2014, at the Mercy Hospital in Buffalo, NY. She was married to the late Audley J. Aldenderfer for nearly 58 years, was the daughter of the late Ward and Mabel (Soper) Austin, and was the sister of the late Ward W. Austin. She is survived by one son, Darryl (Delores) Aldenderfer and one daughter, Darlene Aldenderfer, both of Depew, NY; two granddaughters and two great-grandsons, as well as various other relatives and many good friends. June was a longtime faithful member of the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, September 19, 2014, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 1:00 p.m. Pastor Roger Curtis will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Audley. Flowers will be accepted or memorial donations may be directed to the Elmira Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/17/2014
AVERY - SNYDER
Angie L. Age 95, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, June 3, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Angie was born in Middlebury, PA, daughter of the late Albert and Bertha (Keeney) Avery. Survivors include sons, Gerald (Jackie) Hoagland of Wellsburg, NY, and Ronald Snyder of Horseheads, NY; many grandchildren. Angie was predeceased by her husband, Leroy L. Snyder; and daughter, Margaret R. Buchholz. Angie's wishes were that there would be no services held. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
ORMAN W. ‘ACE’ AVERY. Age 78, of 1005 Lake St., Elmira, died Friday, February 28, 2003, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born October 18, 1924 in Elmira, son of the late Floyd and Jennie Ruth (Merrill) Avery. Orman was a decorated veteran of the US Army. He served as a medic/aid man in Central Europe and the Rhineland during WWII. He received the American Service Medal, European African Middle Eastern Service Medal and Bronze Star. He was married to the former Elizabeth J. (Wisneski) Avery on June 28, 1947. “Ace,” as he was affectionately known by many of his friends, was an avid golfer. He was a member of the Willow Creek Golf Club, American Legion and White Eagles Club. Survivors include his loving wife of 55 years, Elizabeth J. Avery of Elmira; his eight children, Mary (TJ) Malone of Elmira, John (Cathy) Avery of Mansfield, MA, Kathleen Avery of Orange, CA, Joseph Avery of Horseheads, Christine (Jay) Newkirk of Elmira, James Avery of Las Cruces, NM, David (Elizabeth) Avery of Cary, NC, and Orman Avery, Jr. of Rochester; ten grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins; and his beloved cat, Krazy. Family and friends are invited to call from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday, March 2, 2003, at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, March 3, 2003, at the funeral home with Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials are directed to the American Heart Association. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. –Elmira Star Gazette.
AYER James Harper Age 95, of Fort Myers, FL, and formerly of Norwich, NY, died Tuesday, May 30, 2006, at Hope Hospice, Bonita Springs, FL, after a lengthy illness. Mr. Ayer was born in Virginia on Oct. 30, 1910, the son of the late Francis and Carrie Harper Ayer. He was a self employed poultry farmer and later was employed as a Case Worker for Chenango County DSS in Norwich. He was a member of the First Congregational Church of Norwich, an avid reader and enjoyed baseball. James was formerly a member of the Masonic Fraternity. He was predeceased by his wife of 53 years, Bernice Ham Ayer; his sister, Mary Ellen Davison; and his daughter, Eleanor Townsend. Survivors include his son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Carol Ayer of Freeville, NY; grandchildren, Linda (Robert) Robitaille, Karen (Randy) Trask, Deborah (Heidi Cabral) Ayer, Ann (Philip) Smith and Edwin (April) Tucker; six great-grandchildren, one great-great-granddaughter, nieces, nephews; and his companion of 16 years, Mary Burroughs of Fort Myers. Calling hours are at 10 a.m. followed by a memorial service at 11 a.m., Friday, June 16, 2006, at the Perkins Funeral Home, 55 West Main St., Dryden, with Rev. Dale Austin officiating. A private burial for the family will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
ELLISON A. AYERS A Well-Known Resident of Chemung County is Dead.
Ellison A. Ayers died at his home, No. 1,016 Hoffman street, Friday morning, aged seventy years, being born in New York city May 3, 1826. At the age of fifteen years he removed with his parents to Wells township, Bradford count, Pa., residing there until about thirty years ago, when he removed to Cayuta, Schuyler county, and actively engaged in farming pursuits. About twenty years ago he removed to this city. Mr. Ayers was the son of the late Jehial Ayers, one of the pioneers of this section. He was one of eleven children, and is survived by seven sisters, namely: Mrs. Dr. J. H.Cole, of Gilletts, Pa.; Mrs. C. M. Stringer, of Wellsburg, and Mrs. E. E. Dillitson, Mrs. George S. Stryder, Mrs. H. A. Thornton, Mrs. Frank Carter and Mrs. J. H. Harris, of this city. Mr. Ayers had an extensive acquaintance and made friends wherever he went, for his was a wholesome nature, shedding comfort and cheer upon all who came under its influence. His hearty hand-grasp will be missed by the friends who knew him so well. On Christmas, 1852, hew was married to Nancy E. Stryker, a daughter of the late Abram Stryker. The immediate cause of his death was paralysis, he having received his first shock some four years ago from which he only partially recovered, but death came to him painlessly and found him ready. Besides his wife the deceased leaves two sons and one daughter, E. W. Ayers, of No. 416 Franklin street, and Ellison Ayers, jr., and Mrs. Frank Fuller, all of thms city. The funeral will be held at his late residence at 2 o’clock this afternoon. The interment will be in Woodlawn. Mr. Ayres was regarded by all who knew him as a good neighbor and friend.
AYERS –MRS. GERTRUDE A. DECKER, late of 776 Laurel Street died this morning, Wednesday, Jan. 9, 1935 after an extended illness. She was a native of Elmira, the daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Ayers. Mrs. Decker had been the financial secretary of the Women’s Federation for Social Welfare about 25 years. She had been on a leave of absence since April 1934 because of ill health. She was a member of Heding M. E. Church and the Zonta Club. Mrs. Decker is survived by a son, Frederick Decker of Elmira. The body is in the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Benjamin Rowe will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/5/1935
AYERS - A Home Sadly Bereaved
Lucy Dillistin Ayres, a Lovely Little Girl, Dies of Diphtheria.
Mr. and Mrs. Decker E. Ayres, of No. 720 West Water Street, have been sadly bereaved by the death of their only child, Lucy Dillistin Ayres, aged thirty-four months. The little girl was sick eleven days, with diphtheria, and her sweet life, so full of sunshine and joy to her loving parents, ended Sunday morning, leaving this world as a golden cloud of the evening sinks to rest beyond the western horizon. The lives of both the fond mother and father were so wrapped up in this tender little bud that blossomed in their happy home, that their loss seemed well nigh inconsolable. They had hoped beside their darling's couch that the hand of death might be stayed and the faint spark of life might again illuminate their home. But the cruel disease held its sway and the angel of death came and bore the little sufferer away to the realms of the blest, and the parents wept as Rachel wept and could not be comforted. There were many sympathizing friends and many beautiful floral tributes to relieve death of its gloom and to assuage the grief of the mourning ones. Their friends came to the house Monday afternoon, and just as the sun sank to rest they laid the remains away in Woodlawn. Bereavements of this kind are the hardest to bear, but beyond the gloom, the grief, the tears, safe in the arms of Him who wanted little children to come, the beloved little girl rests secure from all the storms of this life for such is that kingdom of the beautiful shore's still waters green pastures and never ending life.
EGBERT AYERS, 62, 541 Partridge St. unexpectedly Friday, Dec. 17, 1943. Survived by wife, Agnes; son, S/Sgt. Egbert Ayers Jr., USA overseas. Body will be removed from the Wilson Funeral Home to the family home Sunday morning. Funeral Monday 2 p.m. Rev. Henry White. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1943
FRANK HAROLD AYRES, 89, OF Montrose, died January 3, 1987, at Montrose General Hospital. He was born in Granville Summit Oct. 13, 1897, and lived in Elmira, where he worked at the Willis Marrow Plant. He also worked for IBM in Endicott, NY, was vice president of Botnick Corp. in Binghamton, NY, and IBM in San Jose, CA. Mr. Ayres was a member of The Montrose United Methodist Church and Warren Lodge #240 F&AM, Montrose. Surviving are his wife, the former Bessie Sieckler, Montrose; daughter and son-in-law, Marchia and Richard Lamon, Montrose; brother and sister-in-law, O. Kenneth and Stella Ayres, Canton; granddaughter, Jill I. Lamon; step-daughters, Brenda Sieckler, Binghamton, NY; and Ann Lake, South Montrose; sister-in-law, Gavena Marsh, Vesta, NY, Evelyn McGuire, Binghamton, NY, and Ferne Frantz, Towanda; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife Hazel, to whom he was married 63 years, daughters Gwendolyn and Marilyn, and a son, Bryce. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the PhilipL. Donahue Funeral Home, Montrose, with the Rev. Rondall Woodall officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial contributions may be made to the Warren Lodge Memorial Fund in Mr. Ayres’ memory. –Canton Independent Sentinel
AYRES –LOTTIE ELIZABETH – MRS. THOMAS CURREN, 57, died Thursday morning, May 29, 1941 at her home in Pine City. She leaves her husband, a daughter, Mary at home; two sons, Thomas Jr. at home and Robert Curren, Skaneatales; a sister, Mrs. Ida Holton, Millerton, Pa., and a brother, Thomas J. Ayres, Gillett, Pa. She was a member of the Edith H. Gardner Rebekah Lodge of Pine City. The body is at the Hilton and Lindgren Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 3 p.m. (EST). The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/29/1941
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 2/27/2003
By Joyce M. Tice