Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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BRADHOFT - Friday Jan 22., 1954 Horton May Be First in County To Die In Chair at Sing Sing By James W. O'Hara Jr. If the death penalty to be imposed on Norman L. Horton is carried out, the 19-yr-old Elmiran will be the first Chemung County resident to die in the electric chair. About 30 years ago a defendant in a local first degree murder case was sentenced to death but later the sentence was commuted to life imprisonment by Gov. Alfred E. Smith. The last time the death penalty was carried out as the result of a Chemung County trial was in 1882. Norman Wheelock of Prattsburg was the last area resident to die in the electric chair. Wheelock was arrested in September of 1939 in Steuben County for the murder of 13-year-old Evelyn Reed of Penn Yan. The defendant denied guilt on the grounds of insanity, a plea similar to that interposed by Horton, but was found guilty in November of 1939 by a jury at Hornell. He subsequently was executed in the death chamber at Sing Sing Prison. The Elmiran found guilty of first degree murder in the 1920's was Andrew Di Carlo, who was accused of fatally shooting Wylie Hughes on Baldwin St. A supreme Court jury here found the defendant guilty as charged and the death sentence was invoked by the court before the Governor granted the commutation. Atty. Michael O'Connor, the widely known defense attorney at that time, defended Di Carlo in the trial. Di Carlo died in prison while serving the life term.
3 Hanged Here Records show that three men were hanged in Chemung County in the late 1800's after being found guilty of murder. The first was Henry Gardner, a soldier of the 12th United States Infantry, who was hanged in the local jail yard on Mar. 1, 1867. It was the first execution here or a capital offense since 1730 when an Indian chief had his head cut off and stuck on a pole as the result of a murder. Gardner, who was stationed at the old Pickaways Barracks in Southport, used the butt of his gun to slay Amasa Mullock, the motive being robbery. His hanging was described at the time as "bungled, horrible and revolting" as the body had to be dropped through the trap three times. The Gardner case was unusual in another aspect as after his death the body was mummified and embalmed and turned over to Dr. P. H. Flood, a local physician, who kept it for may years in a glass case in his office. Eventually the body was moved to the cellar of the Flood residence and then to a barn. One night a group of boys found the body, dragged it away and placed it in a vault at a brewery a the foot of E. Water St. Corpse Burned The Group of boys then burned the corpse and when the charred remains were found there was considerable conjecture on the identity of the "murder victim." However, it was finally established that the corpse was that of Gardner and the investigation ceased.
In 1877 a man named Peter H. Penwell was hanged in the Chemung County court yard for the murder of his wife. A man of over 60 years of age, Penwell claimed to have committed the crime in a jealous rage. The last Chemung County hanging listed in available records was on Jan 6, 1882. On that date Joseph Abbott, an Elmira Reformatory inmate, paid with his life for the murder of another prisoner, George Reed. There have been two other death penalty cases involving Chemung County but the hanging took place in Binghamton. A defendant named Ruloff of Binghamton was tried and convicted in Chemung County in 1876 and later was hanged at Binghamton. The most recent, and one of the most celebrated murder cases in Western New York State history, involved William Menken. In 1884, the former Reformatory inmate, a resident of Long Island, lured a German girl named Mary Bradhoft to the Bancroft Rd. vicinity and murdered her. The Body Found In Ice The body was found encased in ice beneath a bridge on the road which runs from Carr's Corners to near the Reformatory. Menken brought the woman to Elmira on a promise to marry her and then killed her for money and jewelry. Menken was arrested shortly after the body was discovered by two young hunters. Following a four-day trial in Chemung County, he was convicted and sentenced to die. However, Justice William Murray granted a new trial on the grounds of new evidence and a belief that a fair trial could not be had here because of prejudice. A second trial was held in Binghamton, ending with the conviction and hanging of Menken in Broome County. The Bradhoft woman is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery not far from the spot where her body was found.
The most recent first degree murder case in Chemung County was in 1949 when 66-year old Thomas D. Sloniger was charged with the shotgun slaying of Fred L. Hagar, a Lake Rd. service station operator. Sloniger entered a defense of innocent by reason of insanity. Plans were made for a trial in April of 1949 and a panel of 200 prospective jurors was drawn. However, Sloniger was then examined by psychiatrists, who determined that he was not mentally capable of defending himself. Sloniger was committed to the Matteawan State Hospital for the Criminally Insane, where he remains today. Turnkey Slain The most recent local first degree murder trial was in 1938 when Robert and James Buck were charged with killing Harry M. Swartz, a turnkey at the County Jail. The youths, who were 21 and 22 at the time, fatally injured Swartz in a jail break. They were convicted of first degree murder by a jury which recommended clemency. The late Supreme Court Justice Ely W. Personius sentenced the brothers to jail for the rest of their natural lives. A clemency recommendation was permitted in the Buck case as they were charged with murder committed in the process of committing another felony, that of escaping from jail. The charge against Norman Horton was that the murder of his father, Ray. E. Horton, was premeditated. The death penalty is automatic when a premeditated murder verdict is returned. (Additional Horton Story on Page 11 [which is missing])
BRADLEY Arthur L. Age 79, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, March 24, 2006, at home. He was born January 24, 1927, the son of Theodore Hutchinson Bradley, Sr. and Eleanor (Wrigley) Bradley. Arthur was a lifelong "Dr. Of Motors". He was co-owner of Bradley Bros. Auto Service on George Street. He and his brother, Earl, opened up shop in 1954, and closed in 1990. He was an elder and faithful grounds-keeper at Westminster Presbyterian Church for many years. Arthur leaves behind his loving wife of 57 years, Mildred "Millie" (Smith) Bradley; two daughters, Linda (William) Burun, and Teresa "Teri" (Milford) Seeley; five grandchildren, Jason Burun, Gregory Burun, Corilyn (Craig) Rowbotham, all of Newfield, NY, Christopher (Stephanie) Seeley of Elmira, NY, and Joseph (Kari) Seeley of Horseheads, NY; and five great-grandchildren. Also survived by sister, Shirley B. Roblyer of Montour Falls; and brothers, Robert W. (Carol) Bradley of Spencer, NY and Theodore (Pauline) Bradley, Jr. of Rock Stream; and sisters-in-law, Sabella Bradley, Ednamae and Beverly Bradley; as well as several nieces and nephews. Brothers, Edwin, Earl, and Verne Bradley; and sister, Dolores Wagner, predeceased him. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Monday, March 27, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday evening at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend Cathy Stevenson will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers the family request donations to Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620, or Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1006 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14902.
BRADLEY - WOOD, Marian Bradley
Age 92, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, April 10, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Leonard Wood. Marian is survived by sister, Elva Bradley of Masa, AZ; niece, Sue (Glen) Shadoan of London, KY; nephews, Barry (Patricia) Bradley of Gillette, PA, Jim (Nell) Valentine of Lexington, KY, Donnie (Judy) Bradley of Pine City, NY, Brad (Lynne) Valentine of Santa Rosa, CA David Boggs of Fairfax, VA; cousins, Betty Mosher of Concord, NC and Harlan Everett of Canandaigua, NY; several grand nieces and nephews; also dear friend, Margot Magnusen of Elmira, NY. Marian was a graduate of Geneseo Normal School and Penn State University; she was a retired Teacher from the Elmira City School District. She served in the United States Military as a WAC for three years and was a lifetime member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church of Elmira, NY. Marian was a volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for over 25 years, with over 20,000 hours of service. It was Marian's request that there be no calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend a Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, on Friday, April 25, 2008, at 1:00 p.m. For the convenience of family and friends we will gather outside the Walnut Street Gate of Woodlawn Cemetery and process from there to the gravesite. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Arnot Ogden Auxiliary, C/O Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Ivy Street, Elmira, NY 14902 in Marian's memory. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/17/2008 - 4/20/2008.
BRAGUE - MCDONALD, Jean B.
Age 84, of Southport, NY. Jean died April 1st, 2007 in the Huntington Living Center of Waterloo, NY. She was born the daughter of the late John and Beatrice McMann Brague; July 22, 1922 in Nauvoo, PA. She is survived by her son, Gary A. (Eilleen) McDonald of Elmira; daughter, Barbara L. (Paul) Scaffidi of Check, VA; five grandsons, Kevin (Nancy) McDonald of Bay Point, CA, Jay (Lisa) Vaughan of MD, Kelly McDonald of Newfield, NY, Chris (Kathy) Vaughan of Roanoke, VA, Anthony (McDonald) Caporiccio of Japan; four great-grandchildren, Kylie, Katie, Vaughan and Alexa, Eamon Vaughan; several nieces and nephews. Special friend, Carlene McDonald of Newfield, NY. Jean is predeceased by her beloved husband, Clarence, who died October 16th, 1978; sisters, Desailles, Sheila; and brother, Raymond. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Wednesday, April 4th, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be conducted following the calling hours. The Reverend Donald Matthews will officiate. Graveside committal prayers will be offered following the funeral celebration at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Jean was a loving grandmother. Her greatest joy in life was the time she shared with her grandchildren. She was a devoted member of Grace Episcopal Church of Elmira, past matron of the O.E. S. Harmony/Loyal Chapter #265 of Eastern Star. She worked for many years for Westinghouse Electric. Her memory will live through all who were fortunate to know her and she will be missed. Those wishing to memorialize Jean's memory, please make memorials to the Alzheimer's Foundation of Rochester, NY. Envelopes will be provided by the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
ELMIRA-STAR GAZETTE, Sat. June 21, 1913: MRS. W. H. BRAMBLE (correct name is BRAMBLEE on Cemetery Records, Joyce) died at the home of her brother, F. B. Georgia, at Olean, June 17. Burial was in the family plot at Woodlawn cemetery in Elmira, where her parents, the late Mr. & Mrs. E. B. Georgia and one brother (GRANT E.) are buried. Her father cleared a part of the pine woods in the vicinity of Elmira, and furnished the lumber for the army barracks here in the Civil War.
Funeral service for John BRAND was held in the chapel of the W. L. Philbrick funeral home, Miami, Wednesday morning. The remains are expected to arrive in Elmira Saturday night. A prayer service will be held at the grave in Woodlawn Cemetery, Monday at 2:30 p.m. instead of at the home of J. Herbert Brand as previously announced.
BRAND John II of Brand Insurance Agency and Arnot Realty Corp. Age 88, of 350 Lovell Ave., Elmira NY, died Monday morning, June 20, 2005. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Salyer Brand; his son, John Brand III and his wife, Dorrie of Elmira; his daughter, Mary B. Kemberling of Jarrettsville, MD; his daughter, Nancy B. Barringer and her husband, George of Elmira; his four grandchildren, John Hudson Brand of Syracuse, Laura Arnot Brand of New York City, John Brand Kemberling and Adam Arnot Kemberling of Jarrettsville, MD; his two stepdaughters, Molly M. Frankel and her husband, Dan of Boston, MA, and Mara B. Moore of Watertown, MA; his step grandchildren, Abby Salyer Frankel and Thayer Kain Frankel of Boston, MA; his cousin, C. William Brand of Denver, CO. He was predeceased by his first wife, Harriet Hoffman Brand in March 1986. He was a graduate of Union College and attended Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration until appointment as a Staff member of the Radiation Laboratory of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, which was engaged in the World War II development of microwave radar. Later, as a Lieutenant in the Navy, he was assigned to the staff of the Liaison Officer who was an intermediary between the Laboratory and the various bureaus of the Navy. He founded the former Brand Insurance Agency in 1939 which was absorbed by Perry & Carroll Inc. in 1998. He had been Chairman of the Chemung County Chapter American Red Cross, a member of the Board of Managers of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center since 1952 and corporate Secretary of the institution for twenty-one years, Chairman and President of The Rathbone Corporation and the Arnot Realty Corporation. He was a principal participant in the construction of The Arnot Mall. He was a member of The Park Church, Elmira City Club, Elmira Country Club. As an avid railroad enthusiast, he happily rode "in the cab" on trains in this country and in Europe. A memorial service will be held in The Park Church at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, June 24th. Pastor Arthur C. Reed and Pastor Emeritus Robert Lester will officiate. A private interment of John's ashes will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Flowers are gratefully declined. Those wishing may make memorials to The Park Church or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation.
ERWIN BRAUN, 56 of Providence R.I., Saturday, Aug. 31, 1946. Survived by wife; father, Fred Braun, Horseheads; sister, Mrs. George S…lk, Horseheads; niece and nephew. The body is at home of Fred Braun, 626 W. Broad St., Horseheads, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30. Rev. Earl Robertson. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 9/3/1946
CHARLES L. BRAYTON
Charles Lucien Brayton, 93, Horseheads, NY, died Sunday, January 16, 1994 at home. Mr. Brayton was born June 9, 1900 in New York City, NY, the son of William S. and Alice Wait Brayton. He served in the US military during World War II. At the time of his death, he was the oldest Marine in Chemung County. He then received his Bachelor of Arts and Law degrees from Cornell University and was very active, both in the legal profession and the community. He was predeceased by his wife, Frances A. Brayton, in 1991 and a grandson in 1956. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, William and Jean Brayton of Saugerties, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Jane and James Marshall of Alpine, NY; eight grandchildren, among them Eugene and Anne (Marshall) Ward of Troy, PA; seven great-grandchildren. Memorial services were held at the First Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY on January 22 with the Revs. Betsey R. Crimmins and Clark N. McKinney officiating and interment to be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Barrett Funeral Home in Horseheads. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Foundation Rehab Department in Elmira, NY or the Chemung County Historical Society. (TGR, Thursday, January 27, 1994)
BREESE –LOIS E. BELLINGER, age 87, of 603 West First Street, died Monday, August 25, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born October 7, 1915 in Elmira, the daughter of Thomas and Emma (Dann) Breese. She was a lifelong resident of Elmira. Lois attended the Riverside Church and enjoyed crocheting blankets and doilies, but most of all enjoyed her family. Survivors include her daughters, Donna Bellinger of Elmira, Joly Wright of Elmira, Joyce OLovneck of FL, Jeanette Somers of Wellsburg, Kim Saunders of Wellsburg, Arlene Woodruff of Elmira; her sons, Joseph, “Jack” Bellinger of Elmira, Mike Bellinger of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren great-great-grandchildren nieces, nephews, cousins, and her Boston Terrier, Honey. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Brooks Bellinger; a sister and three brothers. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 a.m., Thursday, August 28, 2003, at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Swanson officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
BREESE - Miss Margaret S. Breese- Miss Margaret Breese died Monday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home of her niece, Miss Margaret McWhorter, 800 Southport street. She was eighty-eight years old and the oldest member of the South Presbyterian Church. Her death followed an extended illness. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. Mary L. McWorter, and a cousin, Mrs. Maria Styles. The funeral will held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the McWorter residence and will be private. The Rev. H.A. Depfer will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
BREWER - Burt Brewer is Victim Of Tetanus In Hospital; First Case Here in Years Mosherville Resident Injured While Operating Corn Shredder Succumbs To Dreaded Ailment in Local Hospital- Funeral Will Be Held Sunday. Burt Brewer, aged 27 years, died of tetanus and blood poisoning in a local hospital at 2:30 o'clock this morning. This is the first death from these combining causes in this city in many years, it is said. Mr. Brewer lived at Mosherville, Pa. Early this month he was operating a corn shredder, when his left hand became caught in the machinery and so mangled that the fingers of the hand were severed. He was brought to this city to a hospital for treatment and in spite of medical attention and nursing, blood poisoning developed and lock-jaw resulted. Mr. Brewer is survived by his wife and twin daughters, about one year old; his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Brewer; two brothers, William a Jerome, all of Mosherville, Pa. The funeral will be held Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Mosherville. The Rev. Seymour Barrett of Tioga will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery this city.
BREWER Charles S. Age 82, died Monday, December, 31, 2001 at Bethany Manor. Charles was born September 24, 1919 in Elmira, NY, son of Harley and Margaret Brown Brewer. Charles was a member of the Centenary Methodist Church on the Southside and served his country in the U.S. Army. While in the army he was not only a medic, but also served as a musician. He was a graduate of the Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles, CA. Charles had a life long love of music and it allowed him to do just what he wanted all his interesting life. He traveled across the US, played with many big bands and on sound tracks for movies for major studies such as 20th Century Fox and Columbia Pictures. He had bit parts in nine movies, with such stars as Dan Daily, Abbott and Costello and Betty Grable. He spent a lot of time playing the Desert Inn and Tropicanna in Las Vegas, also clubs in Palm Springs and Lake Tahoe. Charles was most proud of having played back up in the same evening for both Kay Starr and Anita O'Day. In later years, he was a resident of Southport Towers and many people were entertained by his short stories. He had a column in their newsletter titled "Charlie's Corner". Surviving Charles are sisters, Wealtha Pullen of FL and Maryann Blackman of Elmira Heights; brother-in-law, Robert Wich of Odessa; nephews, Charles Blackman of Rochester, NY, Gregory Pullen of FL, Jeffrey Pullen of GA, Robert Wich of Painted Post, Steven Wich of Odessa; nieces, Gale Sheets of Elmira, Ann Wilcox of Elmira Heights, Karen Cory of Horseheads and Diane Benjamin of Odessa; along with great nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his parents and a sister, Prudence Wich of Odessa. The Funeral and Committal Services will be at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are with Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home. The family of Charles would like to express their deepest gratitude to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the excellent care given him. They also wish to thank the kind people at Bethany Manor for not only helping Charles, but also for the many close friendships that he so much enjoyed and appreciated.
Erwin C. BREWER, 83, OF King Ferry, NY died Monday, August 14, 1995 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Erwin was a retired tool and die maker for the IBM Co. He was a member of the United States Power Squadron. He is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Esther and Frank Alteri of Corning, NY; three grandsons and six great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard and Harland Brewer of Troy, PA; special friend Madeline Ehlman of Elmira, NY: several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased b yhis wife, Julia E. Brewer in 1968; two sisters and a brother. Funeral services were held at the Olthof funeral Home in Elmira on August 6 with interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, August 24, 1995
BREWER - BLACKMAN
Mary Ann Age 82, of Elmira Heights, died Tuesday, November 22, 2005, at her home surrounded by her loving children. She was born January 23, 1923 in Elmira, the daughter of Harley and Margaret Brown Brewer. She married Manly S. Blackman on August 7, 1943 in Elmira. He predeceased her on October 13, 1992. She was a graduate of Southside High School and the Elmira Business Institute. She had been employed as the secretary to the president of Schweizer Aircraft in Big Flats for 25 years. Mary Ann was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church and loved knitting and crocheting, making many wonderful items for family and friends. She was also a passionate collector of Beanie Babies. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law, Gale and Edward Sheets of Elmira; a son, Charles Blackman of Rochester; a sister, Wealtha Pullen of Elmira Heights; five grandchildren, Amy (Michael) Piscatelli of Branford, CT, Kristopher (Sarah) Sheets of Chandler, AZ, Tonya (Daniel) Tessier of Milford, MA, Heather (Frank) Carneiro of Mildord, MA, Shawn Blackman of Rochester, NY; six great-grandchildren, Brittany and Tyler Beck, Brandon Sheets, Brittnie and Rylie Tessier, Madison Carneiro; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by a brother, Charles Brewer; and a sister, Prudence Wich. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, on Saturday, November 26, 2005, from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. where a funeral service will be held 1 p.m. at the conclusion of visitation with the Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Mary Ann's name to the Artic League, Inc., 114 W. Second St., Elmira, NY 14901.
BREWER - JOHNSON
Muriel L. Formerly of 561 Grove Street, was born November 24, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Bert and Pearle (Holton, Cole) Brewer, died peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Sunday, February 25, 2007, at the age of 86. She was predeceased by her former husband, Victor G. Johnson in 1982; twin sister, Marion Giroux in 1999; along with numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. She is survived by her loving daughters and son-in-laws, Jean Ann and Patrick Steed of Horseheads, NY; Carol L. and Dale Granger of Elmira, NY; beloved grandchildren, Michael Patrick Steed of Elmira, NY, Mark Andrew Steed of Sayre, PA, Elizabeth Ann (Luis) Davila of Virginia Beach, VA; great-granddaughter, Elena Catherine Davila; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Muriel was a graduate of the Southside High School class of 1939. She retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as outpatient receptionist after several years of dedicated service. She also was a faithful volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital. Muriel attended North Presbyterian Church whenever she could. Some of her fondest memories are playing cards with her close friends. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday, February 28, 2007, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Funeral services honoring her life and celebrating her memory will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, SNF 4-D, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; or to the Alzheimer's Disease Research, 22512 Gateway Center Dr., PO Box # 1950, Clarksburg, MD 20871. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for her family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. The Johnson Family wishes to express sincere gratitude and appreciation to the staff at AOMC SNF 4-D for their outpouring of love and support given to their beloved mother, Muriel. The hospitality given to our family this past week was simply outstanding!
BRICKLEY - PFLEEGOR, Sara Jane (Brickley)
Of Elmira, NY - Was born April 22, 1930 in Avis, PA, the daughter of the late Argyle and Eleanor E. (Rodabaugh), died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Wednesday, July 8, 2008, at the age of 78. Her sister, Louella Snyder and great-grandson, Kylan predeceased her. Sara is survived by her loving husband Thomas, with whom she would have celebrated 60 wonderful years of life and love with this coming September 2nd.; beloved children: two sons, Steven, James (Jim) and his wife, Gwen; daughter, Barbara and her husband, Bob Roe; six adored grandchildren, Shelley (Paris), Erin (Jeremy), Matt (Gina), Jason (Erin), Lisa (A.J.), Adam; 11 much-loved great-grandchildren, Jacob, Johnny, Taylar, Nicky, Mikayla, Alex, Michael, Haley, Gracie Jane, Caleb, Emma James; brother, Duane (Helen Ann) Brickley; along with several nieces and nephews. Throughout Sara's life, her faith sustained her. Family was most important to her and she was surrounded by their love and respect. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut Street, Elmira, NY on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 11:30 a.m., where the Reverend Abigail Hoffman will officiate the Memorial Service to honor Mrs. Pfleegor's life. Harpist Mary Alice Little will honor Sara's memory with special music. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/9/2008 - 7/12/2008
PFLEEGOR Sara Jane (Brickley), Of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home surrounded by her family on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the age of 78. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut Street, Elmira, NY on Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 11:30 a.m. where the Reverend Abigail Hoffman will officiate. The Memorial Service to honor Mrs. Pfleegor's life. Harpist Mary Alice Little will honor Sara's memory with special music. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/24/2008
BRIGGS - HOWARD, Michelle L.
Age 34, of Harriet Street, Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly Friday, March 30, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Michelle was born on July 28, 1972 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Mary R. Howard and Willie Briggs. Michelle is survived by her children, Christopher J. Mack, Stewart D. Farmer, and Batrina S. Mack, all of Elmira; sister, Anna (Jermaine) Tucker of Akron, OH; fiancé, Wendell C. Mack. Calling hours will be held on Thursday, April 5, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. in Faith Temple Community Church at 722 Standish St. in Elmira. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BRIGHT Gerald B.
Age 66 of Elmira, died Saturday, March 10, 2012. Survived by daughter Lisa Bright and son Benjamin Stowe; sisters and brothers, William Jr., Donald, Joseph, Beverly, Brenda and Elizabeth Bright; predeceased by parents Betty and William R. Bright Sr. Gerald was a US Coast Guard Veteran. The family will receive relatives and friends Friday, March 23rd from 11:30 a.m. till 12:30 p.m. at the Kalec Funeral Home. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 22, 2012
BRIGHTMIRE –MRS. MARIE BRIGHTMIRE CARD, 18 of 202 Pennsylvania Avenue died Wednesday (May 18, 1927) at 12:30 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Fenton Card; her mother, Mrs. Anna Taylor; the father, Frank H. Brightmire; two sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Kolanda and Miss Helen Brightmire all of Elmira. A prayer service will be held at the home of Theodore Pitt, 434 Pennsylvania Avenue. The funeral will be held at the Southside Baptist Church at 2:30 o’clock. The Rev. J. F. Hall will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/19/1927
BRIMMER - LYON, Izola L.
Age 87, of #248 Woodsedge Apts., Painted Post, died Monday, April 21, 2008, at home with her loving family by her side. Izola was born in Farmington, PA, on March 14, 1921, the daughter of Jesse and Mildred (House) Brimmer. She graduated from Wellsboro High School in 1939. On April 18, 1940, she married Rupert Lyon, who has predeceased her. A homemaker and avid reader, Izola lived in the area all of her life and loved spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She is survived by five daughters, Sonya (Ivano) Pierotti of Corning, NY, Bonnie Simmons of Painted Post, NY, Germaine (Skip) Ackley of Lowndesboro, AL, Celeste (Dennis) Caroland of Chattanooga, TN, Yvonne (Lawrence) Albee of Elmira, NY; five sons, Rupert (Margaret) Lyon of Council Bluffs, IA, Jesse Lyon of FL, Terry (Roxann) Lyon of Lindley, NY, Mark (Lynn) Lyon of Santa Rosa, CA, Emil (Linda) Lyon of Santa Rosa, CA; one sister, Onalee (Bill) Rice of North Rose, NY; 18 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, and many cousins. Izola was predeceased by son, Timothy Lyon; sister, Violet Burrell; brother, Willie Brimmer; and grandson, Adam Caroland. Calling hours will be on Wednesday, April 23rd, from 11-1 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, NY, with the funeral following at 1 p.m. and burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations in Izola's name be directed to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/22/2008.
HAROLD C. BRINK, 37, of Upper Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Thursday, Nov. 7, 1946. Survived by wife, Virginia; sons, Richard, Lewis, Harold and Robert; daughter, Marlene; stepfather, Matthew Dowd of Elmira; three uncles, one aunt. The body is at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where funeral will be held Saturday 4 p.m. Rev. Leonard Basford. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/8/1946
WILLIAM HENRY BRINK died Sunday afternoon (April 4, 1926) at 3:30 o’clock at the family home, 663 Davis Street. He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Manley Brink of Elmira and two sisters, Mrs. Frank Record of Elmira and Mrs. Thomas Lembeck of Brooklyn. The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. C. Burr will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/5/1926
BRISBANE - GRAY Harriett N. Age 78, of Elmira, died Sunday, September 18, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Gilbert Gray; children: son, Danny (Mary) Gray, Elmira, with children, Tricia, Mike, Ketter, and Matthew; son, Val (Martha) Gray of Elmira Heights with children, Jeffrey, Kelly (Michael) Melnyk, Bunny and Anthony Michael; daughter, Kim (John) Steiner, Ashville, NC, with children, Chad and Debbie Steiner, Jill and Jed Smith; daughter, Ina Shores, Charlottesville, VA, with children, Brandon and Casey Shores; daughter, Lisa (Stan) Knecht, Geneva, NY, with son, Brian Knecht; several great-grandchildren; sister, Irene Burt, Elmira Heights; brother, Edward Brisbane, Garrettsville, OH; several nieces and nephews. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Thursday, September 22nd, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. with Funeral Services immediately following at 1:30 p.m. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BRISTOL - BREWER, HELEN B., Services for Helen B. Brewer, 85, Bradford County Manor, W. Burlington, formerly of E. Troy, were held Wednesday, August 15, at the Vickery Funeral Home, Troy, with the Rev. James Crupi, pastor of the Springfield Baptist Church officiating. The interment was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Mrs. Brewer died at the manor Monday, August 13, 1984. Mrs. Brewer was born November 15, 1898 in Wells Township, a daughter of Herbert and Grace Boughton Bristol. She was a member of Webb Mills Methodist Church. She had taught grade school for several years at various schools in Bradford County. She was a graduate of the former Mansfield Normal School now Mansfield University. Survivors are: daughters, Mrs. Richard (Georgia) Jenkins, Troy; Mrs. Alden (Marion) Brozdale, Apalachin, NY; son, Merle, Woodbridge, Va.; stepdaughter, Mrs. Willard (Eilleen) Sisson, Tioga, Pa.; 17 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, and cousins.She was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, on March 30, 1958 and a son, Norman, February 14, 1975. (TGR Aug. 16, 1984)
BROCK Betty C. LaDue
Age 85 died on Tuesday October 16, 2012 at Bethany Manor. Betty was born March 19, 1927 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Arthur and Edna Phanner Brock. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy Class of 1945. Betty married her husband, Floyd E. LaDue on September 15, 1945 and he pre-deceased her on September 10, 1972. Betty was also pre-deceased by her infant son Lane Floyd LaDue on May 7, 1961 and her sisters and brothers, Gertrude Fiegl, Dorothy Manwaring, Gordon Brock, and twin brother Bobbie Brock. Betty was devoted health care provider for many years. Mrs. LaDue is survived by her children Linda M. Williams of Elmira, NY, Eugene & Barbara LaDue of Virginia Beach, VA, and Tammy & Robert Sweet of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Kim Strother, Bob & Marissa LaDue all of Chesapeake, VA, Robert Sweet & fiancée, Christynna McClure of Elmira, NY and Trisha & Francis Freeman of Horseheads, NY; great grandchildren: Kailey, Rylee, and Abbey Strother, Kyle, Nick, and Peyton LaDue, Alyssa Sandore, Hailey & Brooklynn Sweet, MKenzie and Carter Freeman; sister: Jeanette Criss of Pine City, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY at the convenience of the family. Betty will be laid to rest next to her husband Floyd in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – October 17, 2012
BROCKENBERRY Francis "Frank" Brockenberry
Age 64, died unexpectedly on Monday, October 29, 2012. He was born on July 7, 1948 in Milford, CT to Harry (Deceased) and Loretta Brockenberry. He was predeceased by his wife, Nan Brockenberry and brothers, Henry, Harry and William. He is survived by his girlfriend, Dawn Morgan; daughter, Justine Brockenberry; sisters, Mildred, Carol, Joan, Edna, Marcia, Betty Lou and Gloria; grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank was a great father, husband and friend to all and he always had a smile on his face. He did maintenance work and helped others. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, November 5th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Celebration of His Life will be take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – November 2, 2012
BROCKWAY George D.
Age 51, of Pine Valley, NY, died unexpectedly Saturday, May 5, 2012 at his home. George was born on November 21, 1960 in Elmira, son of Franklin and Ann (Peters) Brockway. George was a self-employed contractor for many years in the Elmira area. He was a hard worker and had a heart of gold. He loved his children and family very much. He will be missed dearly. George is survived by his wife, Denise Brockway; daughter, Fancy Brockway; sons, Franklin and George Jr. Brockway; mother, Ann Harkness; step father, David Harkness; sisters, Tina Brockway Hoose and Joanne Harkness; brothers, Frank (Bonnie) Brockway, Daniel Brockway and Rex Peters; step brother, Kenny Harkness; nieces, Tara Hoose, Gypsy Early, Charlie Peters, Virginia Peters, Susan Brockway and Shelby Poarch; nephews, Rockie Hoose Bobby Hoose, Blaze Brockway, Jesse James Early and Robbie (Michelle) Pettitt; aunt, Ruth and uncle Dan and several aunts and uncles; 6 great nieces and 4 great nephews and lots of cousins. George is predeceased by his daughter, Annie; father, Franklin; sisters, Tammy Peters and Susan Brockway; grandparents, Rex and Celia Peters and Kenneth and Virginia Brockway. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, May 11, 2012 from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 10, 2012
BROMMER - HOWLAND, Louisa Brommer, RN
Of Bethany Village - Horseheads, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Earth Day, Sunday, April 22, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in her 104th year. Honoring her wishes, there are no prior calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of her family. Interment will be in the Howland family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Dr. R. Scott Howland Award Fund at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, or the Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Ave, Elmira, NY 14903. Louisa was predeceased by her husband, R. Scott Howland, M.D.; her parents and siblings; and godson, Jon Dieter Murphy. She is survived by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law, Reeve B. and Karin Peterson Howland of Elmira, NY; grandson, R. Scott Howland II (Jennifer B.) of Steamboat Springs, CO, with great-granddaughter, Ella Louisa; grandson, Peter G. Howland (Margaret M.) of Carlisle, PA, with great-grandsons, Timothy and Benjamin; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Howland Holmes of Orchard Park, NY; niece and nephews, Alice R. Holmes, Clinton H. Holmes and Ross H. Holmes and their families; also niece, Luise Hanschen Moller; and nephew, Karl Hanschen and their families in Germany. Mrs. Howland emigrated from her childhood farm home in Fickmuhlen, Germany to New York City in 1925. She graduated from the School of Nursing at Lenox Hill Hospital, and served as an operating room nurse at the hospital until settling in Elmira with her husband. Mrs. Howland volunteered her services at the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in various roles during the middle of the 20th century. Louisa's youth on the farm provided her with an acute interest and concern for nature, birds and wild animals, and her experience as a nurse instilled in her a great sense of care and compassion for people in need. She was a dedicated wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be fondly remembered by all who had the good fortune to know her. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. of Elmira, NY
BRONSON, Marian, daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Wynn Bronson of 1322 Pratt Street died this morning at 11:20 o'clock. A prayer service will be held from the home tomorrow morning at 10 o'clock and will be private. Besides her parents she is survived by one brother Wallace. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery and will also be stricktly.... Aug. 5, 1910 Unnamed Elmira newspaper. -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
BRONSON, Wynn, 76, of 1322 Pratt St., Saturday, Jan. 5, 1957. He was a retired Lackawanna Railroad engineer with 48 years service. Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret (READY) Bronson; sons, Earl BRONSON of Buffalo, Frederick W. of Elmira, Charles W., with the U. S. Air Force at Biloxi, Miss.; sister, Mrs. Clara (BRONSON) Cooley of Odessa; five grandchildren. Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call today 7 to 10 and Tuesday 2-5 and 7-10 p. m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1 p. m. the Rev. Henry C. SEARS. Woodlawn Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
BRONSON, Wynn, 76, of 1322 Pratt St., a retired Lackawanna Railroad engineer and well known clubman, died Saturday night (Jan. 5, 1957) at St. Joseph's Hospital. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 1 at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In poor health for several years, Mr. BRONSON entered the hospital last Wednesday. He sucumbed Saturday night at 11. A native of Millport, Mr. BRONSON was associated with the Lackawanna Railroad for 48 years and retired as a locomotive engineer 6 years ago. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
BROOKS Anderson Othello, Jr.
Infant son of Brianna Lewis and Anderson Brooks was received as a precious angel in heaven on Wednesday, June, 2, 2010. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his great-grandparents, Lon Bythwood, Sr., Mary Brooks, Francis Slaven, Elizabeth Palmer and Robert Woodruff, all of Elmira, Gladys Woodson of FL and Eugene Lewis of GA; grandparents, Lucinda Brooks, Shannon (Shorty) Lewis and Jenny Aldrich, all of Elmira; special aunt, Ida Mae of Elmira; along with a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and loved ones. He was predeceased by his great-grandfather, Jake Brooks; and grandfather, Willie B. Brooks, with whom he will be laid to rest with on Wednesday, June 9th, at 2 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations for baby Anderson's headstone may be sent to Geo. Hoare Memorials, 624 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 7, 2010
EVELYN I. BROOKS age 58, recently of Big Flats and longtime resident of Fletcher St. in Horseheads passed away after a courageous battle with cancer on Wed., Aug. 20, 2014. Evelyn was born on August 31, 1955, in Elmira, NY, to Raymond and Beatrice (Dibble) Brooks. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Milton, Thomas, Robert, James, Billy and Frederick Brooks; sisters, Bonnie Brooks and Beverly Bird. Evelyn is survived by her children, Jamie (Kristi Allen) Brooks of Pine Valley, NY, Tanya (Ken Koellner) Perry of Horseheads, NY, Ashley (Josh) Brooks VanOrsdale of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Tyler Brooks, Dessirae Miller, Mitchell and Morgan Perry and Ava Brooks; brothers and sisters, Debra (Mark) Warner of Gillett, PA, Beatrice "Sissy" (Jim) Dibble of Deland, FL, Sherry (Ted) LaBarr of Pine Valley, Shirley Hewlett of Texas, Edwin Brooks of Elmira, NY, Marsha (Allen) McCormick of Wellsburg, NY, Sandra Matkosky of Horseheads, Raymond, Jr. (Geraldine) Brooks of Elizabethton, TN and Jack (Christine) Brooks of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews and a host of special friends. Evelyn was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School. She worked in home health care and private home care as a caregiver to the elderly. Evelyn was also a member of the Horseheads Women of the Moose. She especially enjoyed time spent with her grandchildren, family and friends. Family and friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Mon. Aug 25, 2014 from 12:00 noon-2:00 and again from 4-6:00 p.m. where her service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Private burial will take place beside her brothers, Thomas and Robert in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/2014
BROOKS Florence- A LITTLE ONE'S BURIAL. The Funeral Observances in Memory of a Beloved Child. The last sad rites of affection for little Florence BROOKS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Brooks, were observed on the self-same day she died, for owing to the nature of the disease, almost immediate burial was necessary. She died at sunrise. She was buried at sunset on Sunday last. Ther services were, of course, of a strictly private nature; there could be no general attendance of friendly sympathizers - only the bereaved father and mother and a few, near relatives, who had been in attendance on the sick one, being present. At the house of mourning Rev. Thomas K. Beecher, the pastor of the family, uttered a few words of hope and consolation. At the cemetery he offered prayer for strength and grace to those who suffered and had been called upon by the pitying Father above to bear the only great sorrow of their lives. Woodlawn never seemed half so fair and beautiful before, a fit place an moment to lay away in the placid repose of death - in the sweet serenity of a sleep which had its sure awakening in spheres seraphic - one who in life had been so dear and lovely and seemingly more precious than ever in the hour when, with tears and sobs, it was consigned to the bosom of fair mother earth. Just at eventide, ere scarce the sun in golden beauty had set, at the close of one of the loveliest days in all the sweetest season of the year - flowery June - amid the fragrance and bloom and the beauty of vernal things at their best, they laid the little one away, when all the world to others seemed so bright and beautiful and so well worth living in. But the mourners saw only, through tear-dimmed eyes, the casket that contained the form of their loved one - through the mists of their grief noticed only the minister of God tenderly help to lower the enshrined remains of their darling to its place of rest and then turned away with heavy hearts to take up again as best they could the burdens of life and its duties that must be performed, leaving amid the flowers and the blossoms, in the glow and the softness still silvering the silent shrine of the sleeper, a little green mound, which sweetest flowers flowers shall grace in loving, constant memory of her who rests within it, and over which the daisies and violets of remembrance shall love to bloom, the song of birds be heard morning and evening, and to which their hearts shall ever turn with tender, tearful longings. Hearken, Angels, to Our Pleadings. Angels, in the happy heaven, Nearest to the Father's throne, Do you clasp and cheer a maiden, Little maiden, lately flown? Like a sweet and tender mother, Do you hold her tiny hand, Till she learns the strange, great glories Of the far, eclestial land? Angels, was ther one among you, On the glad day of her birth, Set to be her holy guardian While she tarried on the earth? Did you take her? Did you bear her When her shortened breath was gone, Through the beauties of the morning? Through the swinging gates of dawn? Angels, she was ours - and weakly, We whose hearts are so bereft, Somehow fancy she may miss us, And the homelife she has left; So we ask that you will whisper, In the midst of her surprise, Something that will bring the joyful, Old, earth love-light to her eyes. Tell her all the coming, coming Yeavs - (for which God gives us grace!) - We will think of her and love her, Though we cannot see her face. Tell her that her mother faltered, As she put her playthings by, Not yet used to being mother To a darling in the sky. Tell her that her stricken father, Since he heard dark Azrael's wings in the chamber of the dying, Scarce can turn to living things. Tell her that her little sister Longs$to have her back once more, That with child love she may love her Even better than before. Then O, angels, for our sorrow, If you feel your pity stir. Do this one more blessed kindness For our sakes who yearn for her, And of you are wise and gentle, Yet we fain would have her go, To the care of some dear angel Who has left a child below. O, the pangs of separation! Christ, divine, who mourning wept, With the pain of human grieving, By the grave where Lazarus slept, All our longing, all our crying, Thou canst bear with patience mild, Comfort thou the broken hearted, Keep for us our precious child.
JAMES C. BROOKS age 63 of Breed Hollow Road, Horseheads Monday, November 23, 1987 at home following an extended illness. Friends may call at Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats, Saturday, November 28, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held Monday, November 30, 11 am at the funeral home with the Rev. Linda Slamon officiating. Burial with full military honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Donations may be made in Jim’s name to the First Presbyterian Church of Big Flats. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/27/1987
BROOKS Mi Angel Antonlik Macasha
Infant daughter of Shavonda Mountain and Maurice Brooks died Thursday, February 10, 2011 at 4:01 pm. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her brother ShavRice Brooks; maternal grandparents Malika (Mike) Blandford and Eric Knox, Sr.; paternal grandparents Antoinette Brooks and Dwayne Banks, Sr.; godmother Maybel Henson along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, February 15th from 11:30 to 12:30. Her funeral will begin at 12:30. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 15, 2011
BROOKS PATRICIA A. JOHNSON
Evangelist Patricia A. Johnson, Age 40, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, August 17, 2007, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born in Elmira, NY on July 23, 1967 to Richard Blandford and Murline Brooks. Patricia was predeceased by her father, Richard Blandford; and her brother, Derick Blandford. Survivors include her mother, Murline (Benjamin) Jones of FL; husband, Emanuel Davis of Syracuse; brothers, Michael Brooks of Buffalo, Richard (Dusty) Blandford of Elmira, Dean Harper of Elmira, Dana Blandford of GA, Eric Blandford of Elmira and David (Brenda) Wallace of VA; sisters, Burnette Banks of Elmira, Annette (Richard) Horton of FL, Tammy Diaz of VA, Valintina (Franklin) Douglas of FL and Andrea Diaz of Elmira; grandfather, Eddie (Veronica) Brooks of Elmira; stepdaughters, Brandy Jones of Syracuse, Liso and Sazi Miller, both of Syracuse, NY; special cousin, Tasha Wilson; along with many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins; special friend, Malika (Mountain) Blandford of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, August 24th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the Faith Temple Community Church, 722 Standish St., Elmira. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BROOKS Randal "Bede" Brooks
Age 20, of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Thursday, July 5, 2012. He was born on December 31, 1991 to Randall and Carla Brooks. Bede will be remembered by his loving smile and the beautiful heart he had. He loved to rap and sing. Bede is predeceased by his brother, Keith Payne. He is survived by his mother, Carla Brooks (Tony); father, Randall Brooks (Edythe); grandmother, Winnie Cook; grandparents, Eddie and Veronica Brooks; sisters, Veronica Cook and Alicia Coats; brothers, Jovon and Clinton Brooks, David Holmes, Jamel Lewis; special aunt, Brenda Caldwell; uncles, Douglas Cook, Willie, Wesley, Randy and Lee; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews who will miss him dearly. RIP Bede. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 12th, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Shabach Tabernacle of Praise at 1133 Lake St., Elmira. Funeral services will take place there at 12 p.m. with Pastor Bobby Smith officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – July 8, 2012
Elmira, N.Y. -- Randy Brooks the 20 year-old homicide victim found shot to death in Elmira will be laid to rest Thursday July 12th. Calling hours will be from 11:00am to 12:00pm at the Shabach Tabernacle of Praise on Lake Street in Elmira. A funeral service will follow. Brooks is being buried at Woodlawn cemetery. Brooks was found last Thursday morning shot to death outside building one of the Eastgate Apartments located at the corner of Market and Sullivan Streets. Police have not released any more information about the shooting. As far as we know, a suspect or suspects haven't been arrested. If you have any information, you can call the Elmira police department tip line: 271-HALT News, Channel 18, WETM today.
The James D. Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira will be handling arrangements for Randal "Bede" Brooks, 20, of Elmira, who relatives identified as the gunshot victim found the morning of July 5 outside Elmira's Eastgate Apartments. No information was available July 7 on services. Elmira police had no new information on the homicide July 7 and police have not yet even identified the victim. Family members, friends and neighbors gathered on Elmira's Eastside on the night of July 5 to remember Brooks at a candlelight vigil. The Star-Gazette's media partner, WENY TV, reported that Brooks leaves behind a girlfriend and a baby on the way, besides relatives. Star Gazette – July 10, 2012
BROOKS Robert D. Age 55, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, December 16, 2005, at the home of his brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Christine Brooks, where he had been residing. He was born on May 28, 1950 in Elmira, NY to the late Raymond and Beatrice (Dibble) Brooks. He is survived by his brothers, Jack (Christine) Brooks of Horseheads, James Brooks, Edwin Brooks, Thomas Brooks, all of Elmira, and Raymond (Geraldine) Brooks of Elizabethton, TN; sisters, Marsha (Allen) McCormick of Wellsburg, NY, Sandra Matkosky of Horseheads, Evelyn Brooks of Horseheads, Sherry (Ted) Labar of Pine Valley, Sissy (James) Dibble of Deland, FL, Shirley Hewlett of TX and Debra (Mark) Warner of Gillett, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 21st, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 5 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BROOKS Thomas R.
Age 54, of Horseheads and formerly of Elmira and Elmira Heights, died at home surrounded by his family Wed., Jan. 7, 2009. Tom was born Feb. 16, 1954, son to the late Raymond and Beatrice (Dibble) Brooks. In addition to his parents, Tom was also predeceased by his brothers, Milton, James and Robert Brooks; and sisters, Beverly Bird and Bonnie Brooks. His surviving family includes his sister with whom he resided, Evelyn Brooks of Horseheads; and daughter, Tara of Elmira; brothers, Raymond (Geraldine) Brooks of Elizabethton, TN, Jack (Christine) Brooks of Horseheads, and Edwin Brooks of Elmira, NY; sisters, Shirley Hewitt of Horseshoe Bay, TX, Marsha (Allen) McCormick of Elmira, NY, Sandra Matkowsky, also of Horseheads, Sherry (Ted) Labar of Millport, NY, Beatrice (James) Dibble of Deland, FL, Evelyn Brooks of Horseheads, NY, Debra (Mark) Warner of Gillett, PA; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, Jan. 12, 2009, from 3-5:00 p.m. His service will follow there at 5 p.m. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Special thanks to Debbie Jaynes and the staff of Southern Tier Hospice for their care of our brother. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/9/2009 - 1/11/2009
BROOKS Wayne A.
Age 57 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 4, 1953 in Brooklyn, NY son of the late Cecil Brooks and Naomi (Hutchinson) Brooks-Lopez and died Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his aunt Gladys McClain of Elmira along with a host of cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, March 30th from 12 to 1 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 pm. Rev. Kenneth Brooks will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – March 29, 2011
HOMER E. BROTZMAN of 801 Pennsylvania Avenue, treasurer and director of the Linn S. Chapel Company, died at 11:25 am Wednesday December 9, 1936 at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. He was 39. Mr. Brotzman had been ill of uremia for two weeks and was admitted to the hospital last Thursday. He was one of the city's most respected business men, and had been treasurer of the Chapel Company, dealers in coal, lumber and building supplies, since 1925. Mr. Brotzman was born in Troupsburg, but spent most of his early life on a farm in Woodhull with his father. When he first moved to Elmira 14 years ago he was a ticket agent in the Elmira Erie station, becoming a member of the Chapel firm after leaving the railroad. He was a former president of the Elmira Coal Merchants' Association and was a director of the New York State Coal Merchants' Association. Mr. Brotzman also was active in the city's civil and fraternal life. In 1932 he was chairman of the campaign committee supporting the City Manager movement. At the time of his death, he was a member of the Board of Education, representing District Three. He was a member of the Woodhull Masonic Lodge, Cashmere Grotto of Elmira, and a former vice president of the Elmira Kiwanis Club. He belonged to the Woodhull Methodist Church. Besides his wife he is survived by a daughter, Jenn; a son, Linn; and two brothers, Eldon Brotzman of Hornell and Lloyd Brotzman of Woodhull. Funeral arrangements are incomplete. Elmira Newspaper, contributed by Carol Brotzman (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY)
B. C. BROWN age 66 of Lake St., Sunday, August 4, 1974. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services at the funeral home Wednesday at 1 p.m. Rev. Elijah Miles. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Ophelia Coney, Mrs. Willie Mae Allen, both of Elmira, Mrs. Odell Collins of Douglas, Ga. and Mrs. Essie Mae White of Soperton, Ga.; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/5/1974
Age 55 of Elmira, NY. She was born June 11, 1955 in Elmira, daughter of the late Willie James and Nancy (Givens) Brown and went home to be with the Lord Saturday, November 13, 2010 at home. She is survived by her sons Eric and Jason (Candice Brewer); grandchildren Kyleah, Jayla, Aric, Aericah and Nallijah all of Elmira; sisters Nancy (John) Ross, Sr., Wilhelmina Brown, Roxanne (Daniel) Brown; brother Curtis (Cheryle) Brown all of Elmira; niece and nephew Tiffany Brown and John Ross II; special friends Savannah Reed, Kathy McArthur, Jennifer Bost, Diane Glover, Evelyna Deere, Angie and Steve McArthur. Diane was a member of Monumental Baptist Church. She was employed at EOP. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, November 18th from 7 to 9pm. Her funeral service will be held on Friday, November 19th at 11:30 am in Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira. Rev. James (Tony) Givens will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Diane's family would like to acknowledge a special thank you to Harriett Fox and the staff at Falck Cancer Center. Star-Gazette-November 16, 2010
EARL W. BROWN, 77, of 209 Kendall Place, Wednesday, April 17, 1963. He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad employee; a member of Enworth Methodist Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Agnes Scott Brown; son, Robert E. of Newark; daughters, Mrs. Marion Ross of Newark, Mrs. Harriet Pesesky of Elmira Heights; sister, Mrs. Winifred Bacon of Red Creek, N.Y.; 12 grandchildren. Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Keith L. Inskeep and the Rev. Gordon M. Ridenour. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/1963
BROWN –MRS. EMMA BROWN SACKETT, 73, died Monday night (Aug. 25, 1930) at 11 o’clock at the family home, 825 West Water Street. Mrs. Sackett was born in Varna, N.Y., July 25, 1857. She moved to Elmira in May 1874 and on Nov. 3, 1878 she married Frank E. Sackett. Mrs. Sackett is survived by her husband, Frank E. Sackett; a daughter, Frank E. Cleveland of Elmira; one brother, Henry Brown of Ithaca; and two granddaughters, Mary Eleanor Cleveland and Virginia Sackett Cleveland of Elmira. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Ben?? will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/1930
BROWN - DAIS, Essie
"May the work I've done speak for me" - Eternal peace came to our beloved Essie Mae Dais on Sunday morning, January 10, 2010. She was born on January 27, 1925 in Avon Park, Florida to the late Fannie Haynes Brown and Jolly Lee Brown. Essie Mae Dais spent her formative years in Elmira, New York. Essie and her late husband, Louis Dais, lived in New York for many years where she worked and went to Culinary School. Essie was an awesome cook and loved entertaining many guest at home after church for dinner. She was also known for her extraordinary talent for crafts and for years she gifted family and friends with beautiful ceramics. Essie relocated to her daughter and son-in law's home in Hampton, Virginia in 1990. She was a former member of Douglas Memorial AME Zion Church of Elmira, New York and frequently enjoyed attending St Paul Baptist Church of Elmira, New York. Essie Mae Dais was preceded in death by her husband, Louis Dais; brothers, Joe, Jolly Jr. and Willie Brown; and one sister, Mary Ellis. She leaves to cherish her loving daughter and son-in-law, Johnnie and John Smith; brother, Robert (Ernestine) Brown; grandchildren, Michael (Billie Jo) Brown and Ericka Brown; and a host of great and great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, January 16th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Michael D. Bell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on January 15, 2010
BROWN - BULLOCK, Frances (Brown)
Frances Bullock (Brown), formerly of Elmira died April 30, 2008 in Graham, NC at age 91. She was predeceased by her husband, George Bullock, Grandson, Max Clark, Jr. & Great Grandson Joshua Matt. She was survived by daughters Chris Hosley, & son-in-law, Walter, Rosie Hurd, Mary Seager & son-in-law James, Cathy Hurd & son-in-law James. Also 10 grandchildren, many great grandchildren, several nieces & nephews. She was formerly employed by Remington Rand in Elmira, NY & General Electric in Johnson City, NY. She was a life time member of Daughters of the Revolution, The Loyal Order of the Eastern Star & Past Royal Matron of the Odd Fellows Lodge. A memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm on May 16 at the First Assembly of God, 255 Washington St., Binghamton, NY 13901 & burial will be May 19 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers a donation in her name can be made to the First Assembly of God food pantry. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/15/2008.
FRANK E. BROWN, 69, of 1882 W. Water St. Sunday, Feb. 29, 1948. Survived by son, Harland S. Brown of Elmira; granddaughter, Mrs. Stuart Lyon of Elmira; nephews, Ned Brown of Scottsville, N.Y., and Thomas Brown of Washington, D.C. The body is at the Shields Funeral Home, Horseheads and Tuesday afternoon will be removed to home of son, 1832 W. Water St. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Alfred P. Coman. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1948
BROWN- Rogers Goldie B.
of 48 Seaview Avenue, Rochester, N.Y. on Wednesday November 27, 1974. Survived by her husband, Charles Rogers; two daughters, Mrs. Ardelle (Ruth) Clark of Elmira, N.Y., Mrs. Eleanor Hull of Rochester; one son, James Rogers of Lakewood, Calif.; 11 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Keith Miller V.F.W. Auxillary. Graveside services Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette, Friday November 29, 1974. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder
BROWN, Harriet - "Mrs. Louis Duhl.
"Mrs. Louis Duhl died this morning at 5 o'clock at the family home 313 Columbia Street, after a brief illness. She was born of a staunch New England family. Her great grandfather, Captain Moore, having been one of the staff of Ethan Allen, of Revolutionary War fame. Mrs. Duhl's grandfather, Martin T. Smith, was one of the early residents of the city of Buffalo. Mr. and Mrs. Duhl were married in 1876 and established their home in this city. She was an enthusiast in charitable work and the extension of the interests of the church. For several years she had been a leader in the Spiritualist Church and was well known to many friends. She is survived by her husband and two sons, Elmo L. and Emmett M. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 3 p.m. The remains will be removed to Buffalo for cremation."
Birth name: Harriet Augusta Brown.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, Saturday, Dec. 7, 1912. Transcribed from microfilm by Barbara Ann Ross
BROWN, HOWARD J. Age 76 of RD 3, Trumansburg, NY formerly of Elmira. Thursday, December 27, 1979. Friends may call at the Rhode-Covert Funeral Home, Trumansburg, NY, Saturday 12 noon till 1 pm. Funeral service there after conclusion of calling hour. Rev. Robert Clark. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Survived by wife, Anna Smith Brown; two daughters, Mrs. Marjorie Grant of Trumansburg, Mrs. Ann Rennie of Beaver Dams; son, Howard J. Brown Jr. of Santa Rosa, Cal; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, brother, Clarence Brown of Dundee; several nieces and nephews. He retired in 1968 from Remington Rand Corp. as machinist, member of American Machinists Union of Elmira, resided in Trumansburg area for past 5 years.
BROWN – The Elmira Advertiser - Tuesday Morning - April 24, 1917 -
James Theodore Brown.
Jamen [James] Thoedore Brown died at 8:50 o’clock last evening at his home, 1049 Grand Central avenue, at the age of 61 years. Mr. Brown was employed by the Lackawanna railroad as a switchman for more than 30 years and was highly respected in railroad circles. He is survived by his widow, four daughters, Mrs. Jennie M. Carpenter, Mrs. Grace Carorll [Caroll? Carroll?], Mrs. Nellie Tanner and Mrs. Goldie Rogers; one brother, Leroy Brown, and his mother, Mrs. Rachel Brown. Deceased fas [was] a member of Southenr [Southern] Tier Lodge, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, and Local No. 144. S. U. of N. A. Announcement of the funeral will be made later.
The Elmira Advertiser - Wednesday Morning - April 25, 1917 - Page 2
James Theodore Brown
The funeral of James Theodore Brown who died at the family home, 1409 Grand Central avenue, will be held at the home Thursday at 2 p. m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 - Page 7
James T. Brown
The funeral of James T. Brown will be held at the family home, 1400 Grand Central avenue, to-day at 2 p. m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Hoyd Hille of the Epworth M. E. Church will officiate.
BROWN LORNA J. TANAKA
Lorna J. (Brown) Age 89, of St. Petersburg, FL, died peacefully on Sunday, August 20, 2006, surrounded by her family at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus, OH. She was born in Elmira, NY on June 9, 1917. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Warner C. Tanaka; her mother, Yuna Shappee; and her father, Thomas Brown. Survived by daughters, Nadeen Askew of Columbus, OH, and Narla (Michael) Mance of Olathe, KS; granddaughters, Audra (Donald) Howell, Marisa Mance and Cassie Mance, all of Olathe, KS, Victoria (Jeffrey) Daniels and Nicole Askew, all of Columbus, OH; great-grandchildren, Alana Prock, Kylee Howell, Kristin, Jennifer and Michael Daniels and Ryli Ratcliff; great-great-grandson, Jace Prock. Cremation. Friends may call at the Moreland Funeral Home, 55 E. Schrock Road, Westerville, OH, Tuesday, August 22, 2006, from 6-8 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to National Children's Cancer Society, 1015 Locus St., St. Louis, MO 63101. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/23/06
BROWN - TANAKA, Lorna J. (Brown)
Age 89, of St. Petersburg, FL, died August 20, 2006. Born in Elmira, NY, she lived in Kansas City, Philadelphia, PA, Toronto, Ontario, and retired to Florida in 1978. Preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Warner C. Tanaka; her mother, Yuna Shappee; and her father, Thomas Brown. Survived by daughters, Narla (Michael) Mance of Olathe, KS, and Nadeen Askew of Columbus, OH; five granddaughters, six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson. The family is having a graveside service on Monday, June 11, at 1:00 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery on Sunny Slopes.
BROWN Margaret June Brown Wolfe
Age 84 formerly of Elmira Heights , NY died on Friday September 16 , 2011 in Auburn , Alabama. Margaret was born June 30 , 1927 in Dunkirk , NY the daughter of the late Ethelbert and Carrie Altman Brown . The family moved to Elmira Heights , NY in the 1930's . She graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1946 . Margaret married her husband , Carlton Wilbur Wolfe , on September 9 , 1951 and they recently celebrated their 60th Wedding Anniversary. She was a long-time member of The Oakwood United Methodist Church and a huge Auburn University football fan. Margaret was pre-deceased by her oldest son Richard and by her sister Ruth Brown Fleming. Mrs. Wolfe is survived by her husband of 60 years Carlton ; her children William Wolfe of Auburn , Alabama , Patricia Larson of Kent , WA , Donald Wolfe of Reeltown , Alabama , and Jeffrey Wolfe of Marietta , GA ; grandchildren : Kenneth Larson and Victoria Wolfe ; sisters : Mary Jane Brown of Elmira Heights , NY and Doris Brown Knight of Bradford , PA ; several nieces , nephews , cousins , and a host of caring friends . Relatives and friends are invited to call at The Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights , NY on Saturday September 24 , 2011 from 12 to 1 PM . Margaret's Funeral Services will follow calling hours at 1 PM with The Rev. Patricia L. Brown officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira , NY . The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Margaret through memorials to The Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Avenue Elmira , Heights , NY 14903. Arrangements are entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS , NY. Funeral home obituary
MISS MARY GILBERT BROWN of 365 W. Fourth St. died Saturday, May 14, 1938 at 3:25 a.m. She had been a teacher at Elmira College several years. Miss Brown is survived by the following cousins; Miss Sara J. Brown of Corning, Mrs. Arthur Bradley of Walnut St., Elmira, Mrs. Harold Crum of Athens, Pa., Mrs. Clair Griswold of Sayre, Pa., Mrs. Grace B. VanTassel of Corning, Mrs. Gladys Aspry, Harold and Leonard Brown all of Sioux City, Ia. Miss Brown was a member of the Park Church, Annis Ford Eastman Class, Chemung Chapter DAR, Wednesday Morning Club, Here and There Club, University Women’s Club. The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home and Sunday noon will be removed to the home where friends may call. Funeral at the home Monday 3:30 p.m. The Rev. A. G. Cornwell. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1938
BROWN –RUTH ANN BROWN FLEMING - Mother and Homemaker Age 78 of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, April 17, 2004 in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer. Ruth was born January 10, 1926 in Dunkirk, NY to the late Ethelbert and Carrie Altman Brown. She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Earl R. Fleming; daughters, Susan (Daniel) Smith Tripp of Elmira, Joyce Winton and fiancé Roy E. Reed of Elmira, and Barbara (David) Lord of Horseheads; grandchildren, Shane G. (Elizabeth) Smith of Buffalo, Meara Smith of Elmira, Erin (James, who is stationed in Iraq) Hamilton of Millerton, PA, Roger (Nicole) Winton of Elmira, Connie (Richard) LaVere of Elmira, Mary (Shaun) Swarthout of Elmira Heights, Carrie Costello and fiancé Matthew Spencer of Victor, and Robert Lord of Horseheads; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Mary Jane Brown of Elmira Heights, Margaret (Carlton) Wolfe of Auburn, AL, Doris "Betsy" Knight of Bradford, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Ruth was employed at both the Eclipse Plant and Remington Rand. She pursued many interests including knitting, crocheting, tatting lace, rug hooking and counted cross-stitch. She dedicated years working on the genealogy of both the Brown and Fleming families, tracing them back to the American Revolution. Although she said she didn't like animals, over the years she was the owner of five black cats. She was also dedicated to the Kodak Peregrine Falcons. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, April 20, 2004 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m., with funeral held on Wednesday, April 21st at 12 p.m. Rev. James Crupi will officiate. Memorial donations may be made to your charity of choice in Ruth's name. –Elmira Star Gazette
Samuel BROWN of the town of Ashland, died Saturday at 3 p.m. aged sixty-two years. He is survived by one son, L. Herbert Brown of Elmira: one daughter, Mrs. Charles H. Schultz, of Elmira: a brother, William, in the west, and four sisters, Mrs. John Johnson, of Corning; Mrs. Gordon Sage of East Elmira; Mrs. Jesse Gustin of Gillett, Pa., and Mrs. Dezillo Devoe of Olin, Iowa. A prayer service will be held Tuesday at the home at 12 o’clock and the funeral will be conducted in Woodlawn Chapel at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Sep. 21, 1912)
BROWN Thelma PANYLA
Thelma Age 86 of Florida died on Saturday April 8, 2006. She was born in Elmira, NY on March 1, 1920 the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie May Scruton Brown. She was a retired employee of Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY. Thelma is survived by her son Robert Curtiss, daughter in law, Ellen Curtiss, and granddaughter Lisa Curtiss all of Ft. Lauderdale, FL, grandson Bill Curtiss of Tampa, FL, brother Addison Brown and his wife Clara of Van Etten, NY, and brother Charles Brown and his wife Beatrice of Hornell, NY. There are also many nieces and nephews. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street in Horseheads, NY on Friday April 14 from 5-8 PM. Mrs. Panyla's Funeral Service will be held on Saturday April 15, 2006 at 10 AM at the funeral home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.
BROWN –VERONICA R. ‘BONNIE’ HYER, 78, of 235 Coleman Road, Waverly, N.Y., passed away Monday, Feb. 23, 2004 at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre. Born June 21, 1925, she was a daughter of the late Charles H. and Lydia A. Furman Brown. "Bonnie" was a past member of the North Barton Grange. Survivors include her children, Arlene and Bob Hodge Sr. of Van Etten, N.Y., and Danny and Kathy Johnson of Cory, Pa.; sister, Inez Merrill of Lockwood, N.Y.; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. "Bonnie" was predeceased by her husbands, Edward Johnson and Frank Hyer, and her infant son, Butch Johnson. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, Feb. 26 from noon-2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. Funeral and committal services will follow Thursday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Charles Wasielewski officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Sayre Evening Times
BROWN - WINTON, ULILA B., Ulila B. Winton, 91, of Horseheads, NY died September 3, 1987 at the Sayre Home in Sayre, PA. She was a retired accountant and was formerly employed at the Mark Twain Hotel, Elmira, NY. Mrs. Winton is survived by cousins, James Peckham of Troy, PA and C. Edgar Peckham of Clearwater, FL. Funeral services were held September 8 at the Barrett Funeral Home in Horseheads with Rev. Robert F. Adkins of St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in Horseheads officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to St. Matthew’s Church in her memory. (TGR Sept. 10, 1987) Daughter of Edward H. & Lena Brown of Wells
WALTER BROWNE, 57 of Catherine Street died unexpectedly of acute dilation of the heart Friday morning. (Jan. 1930) He is survived by his widow; one daughter, Mrs. George Thornton; one son, W. Edward Browne; one brother, Rush Browne of Flint, Mich.; one sister, Mrs. W. Gates of Chelsea. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the home of the son, 756 Harper Street. The Rev. Grant Chambers will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1930
EARL ELIAS BROWNELL age twenty-two years died Tuesday night at 129 Magee Street. He is survived by his wife and one daughter, Dorothy; one son, William and his mother, Mrs. Nellie Brownell. The deceased graduated from No. ( school and from the Elmira Free Academy and he had many friends in the city. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. James A. Miller officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn. –Elmira Telegram 7/6/1919
Ammon K. Age 86, of Waverly, NY, died on Friday, January 19, 2007, at Robert Packer Hospital. He was born on June 26, 1920 in Manhine, PA, to the late Samuel and Emma (Krall) Brownsberger. Ammon is survived by his sons, Jacob (Doris) Brownsberger of Watsontown, PA and Larry (Delores) Brownsberger of Abilene, TX; daughter, Anna Mae Pronti of Elmira; many grandchildren and several great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 25th, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
JOHN HENRY BRUCE age 88 of 704 Maple Ave. Sunday, May 13, 1973. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Delbert Resmer officiating, burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by niece, Mrs. Myles (Jean) Persing of Corning; nephew, James Gilliland of Wellsboro, Penna.; several great-nieces and nephews and a friend, Mrs. Mary Broughman with whom he resided. He was a retired custodian of Riverside School. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1973
BRUCKLER Emma Baumeister - Mrs. Emma (Bruckler) Baumeister
Mrs. Emma Baumeister, wife of Louis F. Baumeister, former residents of Elmira, until 1896, died in Elizabeth, N.J. Wenesday. She is surved by her husband, a daughter, Elizabeth, at home; a sister, Mrs. H. M. Martin, of Ithaca, and a brother A.F. Bruckler, of Syracuse. The funeral was held at Elizabeth, N. H. Thursday afternoon and the remains were removed to Elmira Saturday morning. The decedent was a member of the First Baptise church, of this city, many years. Burial was in the family plot in Woodlawn cemetery. Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY December 11, 1910
MELVIN D. BRUNNER of Sebring Avenue died Sunday at 8:15 a.m. He was employed three years at the Rotary Reconstruction Home for Crippled Children. He was a member of the I.O.O.F. of Watertown. He is survived by his widow; one son; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Kimber; one brother, William B. Brunner of Elmira. The remains repose in the Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Myron J. Smith will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1930
BRYDGES - BUCKBEE Mary Elizabeth, Age 89, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 26, 1918 in Elmira, daughter of the late Frank A. and Etta H. Brydges, and died Wednesday, March 19, 2008, at Willow Point Nursing Home, Vestal, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert Alanson Buckbee in 1983; and is survived by her children, Robert Alan (Carol) Buckbee of Lakeside City, TX, Anne (John Quain) Tinker of Binghamton, NY; granddaughter, Ashley Noel (Chris Gillespie) Buckbee of The Woodlands, TX; step grandchildren, Chad (Jill) Coffee with children, Emma and Cole, Christopher (Jackie) Crutcher. Mrs. Buckbee was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church. There will be no prior calling hours. Family and friends are invited to attend her memorial service on Monday, March 24th, at 2 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Mary through donations to the S.P.C.A. of Chemung County, 2435 County Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/22/2008.
NELSON BUNTING of 152 Putnam Avenue, Brooklyn formerly of Elmira, died Saturday (April12, 1930) afternoon. He is survived by his widow. The remains will be brought to Elmira over the Lackawanna Railroad, Tuesday at 4:38 p.m. and will be removed to the Wilson funeral home where services will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1930
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