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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BUCHANAN Ceylon (Pete)
Age 63 of 405 Stacia Dr., Elmira, Friday, January 24, 1975. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service Monday at 11 a.m. the Rev. William R. Swales, Pastor of Centenary United Methodist Church. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette, Monday January 24, 1975. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
BUCHANAN Ella Jane (Buchanan) Rozengota
age 90, of Elmira, died on Monday, December 27, 2010. She retired as an R.N. at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. She volunteered at the Chemung County Historical Society, where she put her considerable genealogical sleuthing skills to good use. Mrs. Rozengota also was proud to have been a past Regent of the Chemung Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She is survived by her son, James (Sue Mick) Rozengota of Cortland; her daughter, Joan (Ariel) Belen of New York City; her grandchildren: Mark (Melissa) Rozengota of Elmira, Matthew Rozengota of Florida, Patrick (Theresa) Rozengota of Virginia, Joseph (Laura) Rozengota of Maryland, Lauren Belen and Daniel Belen, both of New York City; her great-grandchildren, Andrea Rozengota and Matthew Rozengota, both of Elmira, Mia Rozengota and Regan Rozengota, both of Maryland; and her sister, Irene Treadeau of Elmira Heights. She was predeceased by her brother, Bob Buchanan. Her funeral will be on January 3, 2011, the seventh anniversary of the death of her husband, Joseph J. Rozengota, Arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home. A private memorial service for the family will be held at a later date. Star Gazette – January 1, 2011
Mrs. Cora E. (BUCHANNAN) TOBEY, age 89, formerly of Millerton, died Sunday, April 16, 1978, at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Lillian and Lewis Smith of Elmira. Funeral and committal services were held at the conclusion of calling hours Tuesday evening, April 18. The Rev. Dennis Stewart of the Rock Church officiated. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Lewis (Lillian) Smith of Elmira; two sons, Francis A. Tobey of Millerton and Harry Tobey of Watkins Glen; seven grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; a step-brother, Mr. Ray Smith of Beaufort, N.C. Mrs. Smith was a direct descendant of Garret Miller, the first white man to settle in Jackson Township, Tioga County, Pa. She was born March 8, 1889, in Millerton the daughter of Fremont and Lillian Miller Buchannan. She was the wife of the late John M. Tobey who died May 23, 1943.
BUCHANAN - Mrs. Florence Dininny of 1518 Cation Ave. Friday, June 28, 1963. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist church. Survived by husband, Fardel R. Dininny; sons, Robert N. Redder of Web Mills, Richard F. Dininny of Pine City, Lewis D. Dininny of the US Navy, Thomas W. Dininny of Elmira; three Grandchildren; sisters. Mrs. Ergens Dildine of Elmira, Mrs. Laura Hall of Corning; brothers, Ivan Buchanan of Rochester, Ceylon Buchanan of Elmira, Leslie Buchanan of Beaver Dams. Body at Holly -Keck funeral home. calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral there Monday at 11 a.m., the Rev. C. Russell Carpenter. Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette - June 29, 1963
LESLIE H. BUCHHOLZ, age 55, of Elmira, NY. He was born August 25, 1949 in Elmira, son of the late Leslie H., Sr. and Margaret (Hoagland) Buchholz and died Monday, October 11, 2004, unexpectedly. He is survived by his wife of 25 years Mary (Rullo); children and their spouses, Leslie H. III and Becky with their children, Brianna and Autumn of Fredericktown, OH, Christopher J. and Kelly with their children Jordan and Aden, Michael J., David M. and Sarah, Brian A., all of Elmira; daughter, Arloine M. with her children, Kyle and Andrew of Raleigh, NC; brothers and sisters-in-law, David and Nanette of Midlothian, VA, and Michael and Terry of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Carol and Lee Ostrander and Mary and Paul Osteen, all of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Albina and Peter Rullo of Elmira; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, James J. and Sharon Rullo of Binghamton, NY, Michael and Barbara Rullo of Elmira. Leslie was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church. He was employed with Coyne Textiles, enjoyed fishing and bowling and especially being with and playing with his grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 14th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Friday, October 15th, at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church, Rev. Eugene Dobosz, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Leslie through contributions to a college fund for his sons Michael and Brian. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. –Elmira Star Gazette
BUCK Catherine Della Buck Mason
Age 93, formerly of Elmira, NY. She was born May 5, 1919 in Courtland, Virginia, daughter of the late Clarence H. and Julia Erma Estelle Buck and entered the gates of Heaven on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at her daughter's home in Highland Village, TX. where she had been residing for the past 4 years. "Kitty", as she was affectionately called by her family and friends, was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jacob Riley Mason; her twin sister Araminta Foster and three other siblings, Clarence H. Buck Jr., Bernice Shambry and Julie E. Buck and her nephew Roland L. Shambry Jr. (Edna). She leaves to rejoice in her home going two daughters, Denise Y. Mason and Monica L. Glenn (James), five grandchildren; Jamie, Jacquelyn, Jordan, Samantha and Joshua Glenn; two nieces, Carlotta Taylor and Julia A. Senior; a nephew, Wilbur Foster Jr.; special friend, Charles T. Bright and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins and friends. Catherine joined Monumental Baptist Church in Elmira in 1955. As a strong woman of Christian faith, Catherine served the Lord at Monumental as a member of the usher board, auditing, nominating and budget committees and as financial secretary, church treasurer and trustee. Her career included working at a dry cleaners, resale clothing/furniture store, home health aide and caring for foster children. She was most notably known for her work as a seamstress. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 7th from 10:30 to 11:30 am. Her funeral service will begin at 11:30 am. Rev. Frank Raines III will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – December 4, 2012
BUCK - HAMULA, Lillian Mae (Buck)
Age 95, of Horseheads, NY. She was born July 1, 1913 in Columbia Crossroads, PA, daughter of the late Lewis and Leah (Havens) Buck, and died Friday, August 8, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph S. Hamula in 1994; and her sister, Helen Duff in 1986. Lillian is survived by her children, Lewis J. (Theresa) Hamula, Nancy A. (Thomas) Nagle, and Richard A. (Nancy) Hamula. She is also survived by her grandchildren, Michael J. Hamula, Diane S. Hamula (Duane Messerschmidt), Melissa A. (Jeffrey) Devon and their mother, Patricia A. Thorne, Nathan T. (Charlene) Nagle, Dr. Tina M. Nagel (Steven Ripley), Nicole A. Nagle, Tyrone T. Nagle (Therese Palmer), Richard S. Hamula, Brent J. Hamula, and Amanda L. Hamula; and her niece, Mary K. Earls. She also had seven great-grandchildren, Zachary M. Messerschmidt, Nicklaus C. Messerschmidt, Kathryn E. Devon, Alexandra M. Devon, Clyde S. Nagle, Tobiah M. Nagle, Thea R. Nagle. Lil was an extremely active member of the Elmira Eagle's Club Aerie #941 for forty years, where she went through all the chairs, served as President and Past President of the Auxiliary, held some state positions and was Eagle's Club Mother of the Year several times. She was also troop leader for the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts (simultaneously), a den mother, member of the PTA, and worked as Publicity Chairperson for Nelson Rockefeller and the Republican Party. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, August 16th, from 4 to 8 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lil through donations to the D.A.V., SSG Jack Swan Chapter 13, 436 Garrison St., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/14/2008
BUCKBEE - WAINWRIGHT Alice Buckbee
Loving Mother and Grandmother - Age 91, of Elmira, NY died peacefully on Wednesday, June 9, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born December 13, 1918, the daughter of the late Charles and Irene (Vaughn) Buckbee. Her loving husband of 65 years, Edwin R. Wainwright predeceased her on July 19, 2005. She is survived by her beloved daughter, Vaughirene Taylor; adored grandchildren, Tommy (Pam) Taylor, Edwin Taylor, Lester (Jennifer) Taylor, John (Jody) Taylor, David (Krysta) Bernhardt and Richard (Hollie) Taylor; much loved great grandchildren, Andrea and Stephanie Taylor; Kelli (Glen) Krinjeck III; Gabrielle and Bailey Taylor; Gavyn and Owen Bernhardt; Michael and Aiden Taylor; one great great grandchild; brother-in-law, Lester R. Wainwright. Alice owned and operated the Whippoorwill Yarn and Gift Shop from 1946 to 1991. She was the past President of the Rebecca Lodge, a past member of the B.P.W., Zonta Club, and D.A.R. She also attended the Lake Street Presbyterian Church. The joys of her life were knitting, crocheting and her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira /Southport, NY on Monday, June 14, 2010 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Tuesday, June 15th at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Betsey Crimmons will celebrate Alice's service. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Edwin. Memorial donations may be directed to the Lake Street Presbyterian Church 300 Lake Street Elmira, NY 14901 or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 4-D SNF 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905. Thank You - Alice's family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation for the outstanding love and care given to their mother and grandmother from the staff of 4-D SNF at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center since 2001. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 12, 2010
BUCKLEY David W.
Elmira: Age 59, died unexpectedly on January 2, 2012. He has gone home to be with his Heavenly Father through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ. David was born on January 8, 1952, the son of the late Howard and Jennie (Streeter) Buckley. David is the brother of Adrian, Bernice, and Kathy. He is survived by his loving wife, Rachael (Kiser) Buckley and their five children, Michael (Yessenia) Buckley, Michelle (Joseph) Heun, Joshua (Mary) Buckley, Jason (Karen Lenahan) Buckley, and Jonathan (Heather) Buckley. He is also survived by his 14 grandchildren and extended family. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira on Friday, January 6, 2012, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. with funeral services to follow at 6 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Star Gazette – January 5, 2012
BUCKLEY, Julius Clark - Was Village Pioneer - Julius Clark Buckley, late of 103 Oakwood Avenue who died at the home of his son, J. Gordon Buckley, in Audobon, N.J. Tuesday was born in Roseville, Pa. August 5, 1853. He was one of the first residents of Elmira Heights coming to the village in 1895 when it was known as the Elmira Industrial Grounds. He erected the first house on Glenwood Avenue at Seventeenth Street. Mr. Buckely was a carpenter by trade and supervised the construction of the original Eclipse factory, the Elmira Knitting Mills, German Evangelical Church, Ingersoll Drug Store and several other buildings in this vicinity. Forty-two years ago Mr. Buckley was married to Mary Mason of West Franklin, Pa who survives him with three children, Leon of Elmira Heights, J. Gordon of Audobon, N. J. and Dorothy of Philadelphia. Mr. Buckley was a charter member of the Carpenters' Union, Local No. 532 and a member of First Church of Christ Disciples. The funeral will be held at the family home, 103 Oakwood Avenue, Saturday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. A. M. Laird will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BUCKLEY, Julius C. - The remains of Julius C. Buckley late of 103 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, who died Tuesday at the home of his son, Jr. Gordon Buckley of Audobon, N.J. arrived at the family home this morning. Mr. Buckley was seventy-one years old and had been a charter member of the Carpenters' Union. He also had been a lifelong member of the Disciples Church. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Dorothy E., two sons, Leon J. of Elmira Heights and J. Gordon of New Jersey; two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Benson of Flushing, L.I. and Mrs. Matthew Long of Horseheads; two half brothers, Charles Soper of Elmira and Louis Soper of Austinville, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2:30 o'clock. The Rev. A. M. Laird of the First Church of Christ Disciples will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
BUCKPITT Dorothy Buckpitt Anderson
age 95, died in Ithaca, NY on June 3. Dorothy was born and raised in Elmira, NY, the only child of the late Helena and Claude Buckpitt. She attended Elmira schools, receiving her B.A. from Elmira College and her M.A. from Cornell University. Dorothy was an early founding member of the Elmira Society of Friends, and was active as a volunteer in many local organizations during her 75 years in Elmira. She served on the Boards of the YWCA, Child and Family Services, and the Elmira Humane Society. She enjoyed hiking in the hills above Elmira, gardening, playing the piano, and traveling to Europe and Asia to visit family and friends. Over the years, five dogs and fourteen stray cats were lovingly adopted into her home. Throughout her life, Dorothy was committed to advancing the causes of social justice, world peace, and the humane treatment of animals. Married to the late John Douglas Anderson for 34 years, she is survived by her daughter, Joan Sutantyo; grandchildren, Michelle Sutantyo Rau and Jeffrey John Sutantyo; and great-grandson, Kiran Andrew Rau. According to her wishes, there will be no public memorial service. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be made to The Elmira Monthly Meeting Religious Society of Friends, 4575 Pine Hill Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to The SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – June 6, 2011
CLAYTON B. BUDD - Clayton B. Budd died Friday morning in the town of Horseheads. He was a resident of Elmira many years, and conducted a grocery store at the corner of Mt. Zoar and Broadway. The decedent is survived by two sons Clayton A. Budd of Ambridge, Pa. and Helond B. Budd of Burbank, Cal. The funeral was held today at 2 p.m. at the Wilson funeral parlors on South Main Street. The Rev. W. I. McGarvey officiated and burial was in Woodlawn. (handwritten on article Apr. 13, 1917)
BUDNICK, August W. died this morning at 7 o'clock at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Budnick, 818 E. Market St., aged 23 years. He is survived by his widow and one son, Charles; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Budnick; two brothers, Frank and Henry, also five sisters, Mrs. Augusta Everett, Edith, Anna, Dora and Lena Burnick. A prayer service will be held in the home Sat. at 2 p. m., and the funeral will be held at the German Evangelical church at 3 p. m. The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette Oct. 12, 1911. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi
BUFFALIN Eugene T
Age 84 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 11, 1927 in Elmira, son of the late Michael and Mary (Sandore) Buffalin and died Saturday, June 25, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He was the last survivor of 7 siblings. Gene is survived by his wife Juliette; daughters and son-in-law Kathleen and Michael Milliron of Elmira, Suzanne Buffalin of Wellsburg; stepdaughter and son-in-law Jacqueline and Michael Reinhart of Elmira; stepson and daughter-in-law Robert and Norma Mallette of Rochester; 6 grandchildren; 3 great grandchildren along with several nieces and nephews. Gene retired from Westinghouse and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during WWII. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, July 1st from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Gene through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – June 28, 2011
BUFFALIN Suzanne J.
Age 49 of Wellsburg, NY. She was born September 3, 1961 in Elmira, the daughter of Eugene and Juliette (Holmes) and died Saturday, July 16, 2011 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her father Eugene on June 25, 2011 and is survived by her mother Juliette; sisters and brothers-in-law Kathleen and Michael Milliron, Jacqueline and Michael Reinhart all of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Robert and Norma Mallette of Rochester; several nieces and nephews and her family at the Wellsburg IRA and Pathways staff. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, July 22nd from 3 to 5:30 pm. Her funeral and committal services will be held at 5:30 pm. Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Suzanne through donations to Chemung County ARC, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY 14901/ Star Gazette – July 19, 2011
BULLA Fonna B. Segan
Middlebury Center, PA: Age 95, formerly of Elmira, died Wednesday, May 16, 2012. Fonna was born October 13, 1916, a daughter of William and Lilli (Pierce) Bulla. She is predeceased by her husband William Segan, son and daughter-in-law Roger and Nancy Ford, sister Frances B. Goldberg, brothers, Wade, Ben and Cecil Bulla. Fonna is survived by her son Douglas Ford, Middlebury Center, PA; daughter Susan Carl, Rochester, NY; granddaughter Nicole Carl of Elmira; great grandson David Sawyer of Elmira; along with several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, May 21, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Private interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 18, 2012
BULLOCK George F.
Age 89, of 711 Falck Street, Elmira died Friday, October 12, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital following a brief illness. George was born May 13, 1912 in Elmira son of the late Charles and Mary (Stacey) Bullock. He was retired from Remington Rand where he was employed as a press punch operator. Survivors include his wife Francis A. (Brown) Bullock of Elmira, his children; Julia (George) Lewis of Elmira, George W. Bullock of Elmira, Anna Marie Main of Lyons, NY, two sisters; Anne Bullock of Sayre, PA, Christine Schroder of Vero Beach, FL, stepchildren; Chris Hosley of Elmira, Roxlyn Hurd of California, Maryalice Seager of Vestal, NY, Catherine Hurd of North Carolina, 6 grandchildren, 23 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. His wife Agnes L. (Leonard) Bullock predeceased George. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at St. Mary's Chruch on October 27, 2001 at 11:00 AM with Rev. Richard Farrell as Celebrant. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials are directed to St. Mary's Church, American Heart Association or Lung Association.
BULLOCK Verna Eloise MILLER
Formerly of Elmira, NY: Was born August 16, 1916 in Ralston, PA the daughter of the late Vern H. and Winifred (Hollcomb) Bullock, went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Friday, November 23, 2012 at the Brookmont Health Care Facility in Effort, PA at the age of 96. She is survived by her loving daughter, Sandra L. Grove of East Stroudsburg, PA; beloved grandsons, Tracy Kelts and Heath (Michelle) Kelts. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services for Verna on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at the Woodlawn Cemetery 1200 Walnut Street Elmira at 2:00 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate at the grave. Memorial donations may be directed to a Nursing Home of your choice in her memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home Inc. 1050 Star Gazette – November 25, 2012
BUMP –ELOUISE BUMP JENNINGS MOORE, 74, of Camillus, N.Y., formerly of Elmira, N.Y., died Friday, Oct. 11, 2002. Elouise was born Nov. 22, 1927, in Sayre, the daughter of Maurice and Nora Bump. Surviving Elouise are her children, the Rev. Nora (Edward) Jerzak of Ogdensburg, N.Y., and their children, Yvonne, Rachael, Jennifer and Edward Jr.; Kaye (Greg) Smith of Camillus, N.Y., and their children, Mark and Ken; Keith (Cathy) Moore of Elmira, NY, and their daughter, Amanda. Also surviving are her step-children, Roy (Maxie) Moore of Columbus, Ga., and their children, Cheryl and Stephen; Carole McLean of Rochester, N.Y., and her children, Joel, who is home with the Lord, and Scott and Shelly; as well as nine great-grandchildren; and a very dear friend, Polly Lyon and her children, Yolanda Rhode, Albert, Rachel and Faith Ann Emmick and seven grandchildren. Elouise was predeceased by her husband, Stanley Moore, in May 1993. She was a member of the College of Regents and a lifetime member of the Women of the Moose, Home Chapter No. 3000 (Illinois), Elouise retired from Sears Roebuck and Co. in Horseheads, where she worked as a tailor for five years. She was also a seamstress for Iszard’s Department Store in Elmira for 11 years and a seamstress for Rosenbaum’s for three years. Elouise was a participant in the senior center of Camillus. She was a creative craftsperson and was always knitting, crocheting, sewing or doing ceramics. Her hands were always busy. Elouise loved to travel and visit with relatives. Her favorite pastime was window-shopping at malls. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Monday, Oct. 14, 2002, from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the visitation at 8 p.m. The Rev. Wesley Jenks will officiate. Interment will be held in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y., at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, N. Parkway, Memphis, Tenn. –Towanda Daily Review.
BUMP - Stephen Edgar Bump, 82 of Mudlick Rd., near Sagetown, died at 8:30 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 20, 1938. A highly respected farmer, he leaves a daughter, Mrs. Jesse Stewart, and two grandsons, Earl and Wilbur Stewart, at home: two brothers, Charles Bump of Cabin Creek, W. Va., and Thomas Bump of California; two sisters, Mrs. E. J. Lovell of Elmira and Mrs. William Herrick of Athens, Pa., also several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Webb Mills M.E. Church. The funeral will be held at the family home Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Gardner will officiate. Burial will be Woodlawn Cemetery.
BUNDY - SPENCE, Winifred B. "Winnie"
A lifelong resident of Elmira went home to be with the Lord on Monday afternoon, August 17, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 91. Born on February 15, 1918 in Elmira, Winnie was the daughter of the late Glendour & Florence McElroy Bundy. She married Ralph "Duck" Spence in 1938 and he predeceased her in 1993. Winnie was employed by Marine Midland Bank for over 30 years until her retirement. In serving the Lord, she was a charter member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, a member of the Eastern Stars, enjoyed making dolls and collecting them, gardening, traveling, sewing, playing Bridge, Thursday morning Musicals and caring for her cherished home. Surviving is her loving daughter, Joyce (Ron) Landon, Downingtown, PA; five granddaughters, Kathy King, Nancy Norton, Vicki Bergquist, Laurie Spagnoli and Sheri (Al) Grother; seven great grandchildren, Travis and April McGrath, Matthew King, TJ Brown and Michael Spagnoli; nieces and nephews especially her cherished niece, Jeanne Weaver along with many friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Winnie was also predeceased by her beloved daughter, Barbara Bergquist, a sister, Helene Snyder and brother, Jack Bundy. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday August 23, 2009 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Private graveside services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. A Celebration of Winnies Life will take place on Monday afternoon at 1 p.m. at the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, (meeting in the Seventh Day Adventist Church) 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, with her friend and pastor, James Crupi officiating. Memorials in her memory may be directed the American Diabetes Assoc. and the Falck Cancer Center. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/19/2009 - 8/20/2009
Saxton, Mrs. Alice Bunyan-91, widow of Dayton Saxton, died at the home of her daughter, Mrs. George Hertel, at Fairport, NY Thursday, June 16. (1949)Mrs. Saxton was the youngest of eleven children born to William and Rosetta Fitzgerald Bunyan, who were among the pioneers settling in Granville Township. She married Dayton Saxton, also of Granville, on Oct 30, 1878 and their earlier years were spent in Granville. Later, they left the Granville farm and made their home in Elmira Heights where Mr. Saxton died. Mrs. Saxton is survived by her daughter, Mrs. George Hertel of Fairport and a grandson, Robert Baiey of Fairport. Funeral services were held at Fairport Saturday with committal services at the cemetery in Elmira Heights. WOODLAWN
JOHN E. BURDICK age 64 of West Hill Rd., RD 1, Sunday, January 21, 1968. Friends are invited to call at Hughes Funeral Home 311 Lake St., Monday 7to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 60 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. James Collea. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Maraget K. Burdick at home; son, William R. Burdick of Elmira; sisters, Miss Louella M. Burdick of Horseheads and Mrs. Rose M. Gardner of Elmira; brothers, Orie W. Burdick of Horseheads, George W. of Elmira and Earl F. of Elmira Heights; three grandchildren. He was a retired employee of the Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co. –Elmira Star-Gazette
JOHN O. BURDICK of Elmira, NY was born September 2, 1939 in Oneida, NY, the son of the late Harold and Mildred (Palmer) Burdick died peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family at the age of 67. His brother, Harold Burdick also predeceased him. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 26 years, Cheryle (Benson) Burdick; beloved children, Christina McWhorter, Brian Burdick, Mark Burdick, John Burdick, all of Millerton, PA, Matt Berrie of Tioga, PA, Tracy Carl of Elmira Heights, NY, Shane Burdick and Sandra Burdick, both of Elmira, NY; stepchild, Stacy Benson of Los Angels, CA; sisters, Beverly Smith and Barbara Wetherbee, both of Lawrenceville, PA, Kathy Cornell of Ithaca, NY; brothers, Elwin Burdick and Donald Burdick both of Corning, NY; along with 20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Burdick was a lifetime fireman at the Southport Volunteer Fire Department #14 and served as Captain of the Fire Police. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, September 28, 2006, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring John's life will be held there following the visitation (5 p.m.). The Reverend James Ellis will celebrate the service. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY or the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY in his memory. –Elmira Star Gazette
BURDICK John O. Of Elmira, NY Was born September 2, 1939 in Oneida, NY, the son of the late Harold and Mildred (Palmer) Burdick, died peacefully on Friday, September 22, 2006, at his home surrounded by his loving and caring family at the age of 67. His brother, Harold Burdick also predeceased him. John is survived by his loving wife and best friend of 26 years, Cheryle (Benson) Burdick; beloved children, Christina McWhorter, Brian Burdick, Mark Burdick, John Burdick, all of Millerton, PA, Matt Berrie of Tioga, PA, Tracy Carl of Elmira Heights, NY, Shane Burdick and Sandra Burdick, both of Elmira, NY; stepchild, Stacy Benson of Los Angels, CA; sisters, Beverly Smith and Barbara Wetherbe, both of Lawrenceville, PA, Kathy Cornell of Ithaca, NY; brothers, Elwin Burdick and Donald Burdick both of Corning, NY; along with 20 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Mr. Burdick was a lifetime fireman at the Southport Volunteer Fire Department #14 and served as Captain of the Fire Police. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, September 28, 2006, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring John's life will be held there following the visitation (5 p.m.). The Reverend James Ellis will celebrate the service. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905, in his memory.
B. FRANK BURGESS age 84 of 106 Oakdale Dr., Sunday, August 22, 1976. Friends are invited to call at Smith-Fudge Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A funeral and committal service will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m. Rev. David E. Durham officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by several nieces and nephews. Mr. Burgess was the last of Edwin and Louise Swartwood Burgess’s nine children. He was employed at Werdenberg’s Clothing Store for 46 years prior to retiring. A member of Christ’s United Methodist Church, American Legion Harry B. Bentley Post No. 443, Ivy Lodge No. 397 F&AM, Elmira Grotto Club, Exchange Club and was a veteran of World War I. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/23/1976
BURGESS - TSCHUDY
Helen L. (Burgess) Age 90, of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born September 15, 1914 in Damascus, PA, daughter of the late Yens Andrew and Dora May (Monington) Lilholt and died peacefully in her sleep at Elcor Health Services after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husbands, Henry Burgess in 1963 and Rev. Fridoline Tschudy in 1990, and is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Thomas H. and Ilah Burgess of Horseheads; stepson and daughter-in-law, Rev. James and Juanita Tschudy of Oswego, NY; two stepdaughters; grandchildren, Daniel Burgess, Karen Burgess and John and Julie Burgess; great- grandchildren, Tyler and Sarah Burgess. Helen attended Maranatha Bible Chapel and was retired from Remington Rand. Family and friends are invited to Visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, August 11th, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 4 p.m. Rev. Daniel Miller, Rev. William Wells and Rev. James Tschudy will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Helen through donations to Maranatha Building Fund, 774 Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.
Donald Milford Age 71 died on Saturday, December 1, 2001 after a brief bout with cancer. Born in Big Flats, New York on April 24, 1930, a son of Edward and Dora (Deitz) Burguess. Raised in Elmira Heights, New York, Mr. Burguess graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School. Mr. Burguess was a veteran of the United States Marine Corps serving during the Korean Conflict attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant. During this time, he received his B.A. degree. He was awarded the Korean Service Medal, U.N. Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Good Conduct Medal. After the war, he returned and received a certificate in Labor Relations from Cornell University. A resident of Wellesley since 1965, Mr. Burguess was a member of the Wellesley Players. He acted and directed shows for the Wellesley Children Theater. He was also a member of Ducks Unlimited and enjoyed fishing and hunting. In 1965 he was on the staff at Associated General Contractors Association and later worked for Vappi Company in Boston. He went on to work with Stone and Webster Company in construction management. In 1987 he formed his own consulting firm, Donald M. Burguess, Inc. Before his retirement in 1995, he was a private consultant for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Mr. Burguess was predeceased by a daughter, Donna Christine Burguess in 1970 and a son, Donald M. Burguess in May of 2001 and a granddaughter, Estelle Victoria Burguess. Survived by his wife of 50 years, Joan F. (Frendberg) Burguess, two children, Victor E. Burguess of Beverly Hills, Michigan and Laura E. Burguess of Ashland, his sister, Donna B. Sams of Elmira Hts, New York. Also survived by his mother in law, Estelle G. Frendberg of Phoenix, AZ; five grandchildren, Nicole, Victor W; Brigitta, Christopher and Jason Burguess. His funeral will be held on Wednesday, December 5 at 10 o'clock AM at the Wellesley Congregational (Village) Church, Wellesley SQ. with the Rev. Martin Copenhaver officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Wellesley. Relatives and friends are respectfully invited to attend. Visiting hours will be held on Tuesday, from 4-7 PM at the J.S. Waterman and Sons-Waring Funeral Home, 592 Washington Street, (Rt. 16 next to the Wellesley Inn) Wellesley. Memorial contributions may be sent to the Pastors' Discretionary Fund, 2 Central Street, Wellesley, MA 02482.
GORDON E. BURKE of Hilton Head SC, age 86, formerly of Elmira, passed away Sunday, November 23, 2014. Gordon was born in Corning NY, April 29, 1928, a son of Margaret (McCarthy) and Leland Burke. He is predeceased by his wife Patricia Martin Burke, son Martin F. Burke and brother Leland Burke. Gordon is survived by his children, Cynthia M. Burke of Elmira, Jeffry M. Burke of Corning and his wife Sherry, David G. Burke of Middlesex NY, Kathy L. Burke of Elmira, Nancy B. Kaiser of Hilton Head and her husband James; 15 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Marilyn and William Johnson, Shelia Huber, all of Wilmington NC; along with several nieces and nephews. Gordon was a U S Army Korean War veteran. He was a graduate of Elmira College. Gordon was a Professional Engineer, working for Corning Inc for over 40 years. Gordon enjoyed sports and was a stand-out athlete in his younger days. An outdoorsman he loved hunting and fishing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Tuesday, December 2, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, with military honors following. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/2014
BURKE James E. Burke
Age 55, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Monday, December 6, 2010. He was predeceased by his mother, Catherine McGovern. James is survived by his daughters, Tanya Burke of Elmira, Jamie (Craig Root) Burke of Horseheads and Catherine (William) Faucett of Elmira; sister, Dawn Kniffin of TX; step-father, John McGovern of Elmira; and eight grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 9th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star-Gazette - December 8, 2010
BURKE Margaret Ann "Peggy" (Holleran) Jay
Was born February 26, 1942 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Thomas Burke and Rosemary (Falsey) Holleran died peacefully at her home on Saturday, March 31, 2012 surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Her parents, brothers, Daniel and John Michael Holleran Sr. and niece, Mary Holleran preceded Peggy in death. She is survived by her loving husband of 46 years, Howard L. "Howie" Jay; son, Stephen (Becca) Jay of Frederick, MD; daughters, Deborah Jay and Linda Jay of Elmira, NY; beloved grandchildren, Matthew Ryan and Megan Jay; brothers, Thomas (Janet) Holleran of Pine City, NY; Eugene (Maryann) Holleran, Paul (Linda) Holleran and Dave "Willie" (Denise) Holleran all of Elmira, NY; sisters, Barbara (Richard) Mosteller of Walkersville, MD; Joanne (Ronald) Bement of Elmira, NY; special sister-in-law, Rosemarie Holleran (Jerry Keefe) of Elmira, NY; B J Holleran of Southport, NY; along with many nieces and nephews. Peggy was employed with Sears and Roebuck for 7 enjoyable years. For 28 years, prior to her retirement in 2007, she was employed with the Elmira City School District as cafeteria manager at Broadway Middle School and Southside High School. She was an active member with TOPS Club # 196 for 20 years as well. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Thursday, April 5th at 11:00 AM. Deacon George Welch will celebrate Peggy's services. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery with Deacon Welch conducting the committal prayers. Memorial donations in memory of Peggy may be directed to the Falck Cancer Center 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory. Star Gazette – April 3, 2012
BURKE Martin F.
Age 41, of Horseheads, died Thursday, July 30, 2009. Martin was born June 13, 1968, son of Gordon E. and Patricia Martin Burke. He is predeceased by his mother. In addition to his father, Martin is survived by his siblings, Cynthia M. "Cyndie" Burke with husband John Gardner of Elmira, Jeffry M. Burke with wife Sherry of Hornby, David G. Burke of Dansville, NY, Kathy L. Carbaugh of Horseheads, Nancy B. Kaiser with husband James of Kingsport, TN; along with several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, and his extended family at the CP facility in Horseheads. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 from 1:15 to 2:00 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 2:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Martin's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830.
BURLEY Linda (Burley) BUFFALIN
Age 79, died Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Linda was born in Corning, NY July 27th, 1933. She was predeceased by her parents, Earl and Frances (Wescott) Burley of South Corning, NY and her husband, Arthur Buffalin. She is survived by her three sons and their families, Robert Scott II (Carole) Jack of Alexandria, VA, Jeffery (Jane) Jack of Pine City, NY, Chris Jack and Penny Kent of Elmira, NY; her grandchildren, Eric, Gary, Mandy, Jeffery, Crystina, Stephanie, Christopher, Michael, Matthew, and their families, and four great grandchildren. Linda was a member of St. Mary's Church of Southside. She was also a member of the Ladies of Charity. Linda was a graduate of Arnot Ogden School of Nursing. She devoted her entire life to nursing and the care of others. Linda earned the nurse of distinction award given by NYS. Her services will remain private. Words can't express how much she will be missed until we are reunited again. The family would like to thank the staff at Arnot Health Skilled Nursing Facility for their years of loving care. Donations in her name can be made directly to the Chemung County SPCA, American Red Cross, or St. Mary's Catholic Church of the Southside. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – March 17, 2013
BURLEY Phyllis Watts
Age 64, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, February 16, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on March 2, 1947 in Elmira, NY. Phyllis was predeceased by her father, Albert Burley. She is survived by her son, Sean Watts of MN; daughter, Shannon (Joe) Bird of Fishkill, NY; mother, Dorothy Peck of Big Flats; brothers, Glenn (Lynn) Burley of TN and Jerrold (Jean) Burleigh of Horseheads; sisters, Frankie Lou Sonetti of OR and Trudy Burley of FL; grandchildren, Alaina Bird and Samantha Bird both of Fishkill; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday, February 21st at 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Pastor David Cook officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 19, 2012
BURNS Jane Lavina Green
age 93 formerly of Elmira, died Thursday, September 27, 2012 at the Whittier Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center in Ghent where she had been a patient since 2010. Mrs. Green was born in Troy, PA on January 22, 1919 to the late William and Martha Bright Burns. She was the wife of the late Morris Green who predeceased her in 1944. She was the housekeeper for the Dr. Smith and Epstein families for many years in Elmira prior to her moving to Catskill. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Charles (Doris) Swain and two grandchildren: Charles Swain and Mary Jane Swain; her brother William Burns of Elmira and his wife Eleanor Burns; as well as several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by two sisters: Mary Smith and Katherine Horton in addition to two brothers: Percy and Robert Burns. Friends and relatives will be received at the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home at 858 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901 on Tuesday, October 2 at 11 a.m. prior to interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery. September 30, 2012 Funeral home obituary – September 30, 2012
The Rev. George G. BURROUGHS, 75, of Pine City, this morning, Nov. 1, 1951. A retired Baptist minister, he served pastorates at Mosherville, Jackson Summit, Harrison Valley, Pine City and Tioga, Pa., retiring in 1941. Survived by wife Mrs. Lottie M. Burroughs; son, Gordon D. Burroughs of Pine City and children, Miss Jeanne Burroughs of Long Beach,Calif. Miss Jo Ann Burroughs and John Burroughs of Pine City.The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. in the Pine City Baptist Church. The Rev. L. M. Blackmer. Woodlawn Cemetery.
BURT – Miss Bertha Burt whose decease occurred last Wednesday evening, as mentioned in last week’s Express, was the youngest child of Mr. and Mrs. I.N. Burt, the family having resided for several years in this village. Mr. Burt being in the service of the Northern Central Railway. Her age was eighteen years, and her death occurred after a month’s illness from typhoid fever. Miss Burt was a member of the Baptist church, and the burial service as held at the residence of her parents at one o’clock last Saturday afternoon, interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. She was a young lady of most attractive personal qualities, and numbered among her closely attached friends everyone who favored with her acquaintances. She was willingly active in every work, in which a sincere Christian young woman can engage, and was held in unqualified esteem by a host of friends, young and old, whose emotions are deeply stirred with grief and regret over the early removal to the unseen world. [Note – d. 2 Dec. 1902; Watkins, NY, Schuyler Co/Removed to Troy, Pa]
BURT - PALLONE Doris A.
Age 68, of 300 South Main Street, Elmira, NY, died Monday, December 3, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born December 24, 1938 in Elmira, daughter of the late Truman and Reva Camp Burt. She attended area schools and was married to the late Angelo D. Pallone, who died December 1, 1960. Doris was employed by the Mohawk Bakery in Elmira, NY, and as a dietician at the Community Hospital in San Angelo, Texas, when she was a resident there. Doris was an avid bingo player and enjoyed sports and took great pride in watching her children and grandchildren participate. She was also a New York Yankees fan. Survivors include her daughter, Reva Pallone of Ballston Spa, NY; a son, Michael Pallone of Mertzon, TX; her grandson, Michael Scott of Mertzon, TX; brother, Judd Burt of Wellsburg, NY; sisters, Lena Buckland of Elmira, NY, Nancy Robinson of Wellsburg, NY, and Isabel Ackerman of Texas; longtime friend, Dorothy Walker Marvin of Elmira, NY; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her husband, Doris was predeceased by her sisters, Eleanor White, Jessie Norgren and Kathleen Libertore; brothers, Edward Burt and Truman Burt, Jr. Following her wishes, there are no calling hours and services will be at the convenience of the family. She will be laid to rest next to her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorials are directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are under the direction of the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007.
BURT Thomas A.
Corning, NY: Was born January 26, 1932 in Elmira, the son of the late J. Welling and Pearl (Good) Burt, joined his beloved grandson Tommy and his Lord on Monday, November 18, 2013. He is survived by his loving children: son, Thomas Scott; daughters, Lori and Cathy; granddaughter, Amanda; great granddaughter, Carmella; brothers, Bob (Jeanne) and Don (Marge); along with several nieces and nephews. Thomas is also survived by his lady love, Myra Smith and her family. He was a Veteran of the US Naval Reserve. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, November 22, 2013 from 4:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral Services celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 6 PM. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of his family. Star Gazette – November 20, 2013
BURT - The death of Mrs Francis Ellery Fitch occurred at her home, No.256 West Fifth street, yesterday day morning. This news was passed among her wide circle of friends yesterday. Many had an insight of her sterling qualities of mind and heart and these felt the loss keenly as a personal one. In the home she loved and in the church where her work was so beneficial this irreparable loss will be heartfelt. Surrounded by her loved ones, she quietly said: "Good-bye." and passed peacefully away to a better land where a resting place awaits her. Expressing no tear for the unseen, smiling and loving, she only regretted that she could no longer remain for those left behind. This had always been her first thought, and those who have enjoyed her hospitality, which was almost boundless, as well as the more intimate circle who make up the home,, feel that the light has gone out. Every care and thoughtfulness which love could suggest were ministered to her,, but all proved unavailing, all was in vain for the disease which had been preying upon her vitality, conquered. She leaves behind an inconsolable husband and an aged mother-in-law for whom she had cared with solicitous tenderness. Two sons and a daughter also survive her, - Francis E. Jr., and Miss Nellie G., the other son residing in the south, be-sides brothers and sisters who will never find her place quite filled. Mrs Fitch was born Julia Burt, the fourth of five children, three sons and a sister, at Springfield, Bradford county,Pa., fifty-tour years ago, on April 9, Her parents were Caleb S. and Jane E. Burt, prominent Baptists of that town, her father being leader of the choir for several years. She was baptized at the age of fourteen. She was married to Mr Fitch in Springfield February 9, 1864 They first took up their residence in Williamsport,Pa., where she united with the Presbyterian church with her husband. At the end of two years they came to Elmira and became members of the First Presbyterian church. She was an active member always delighted to offer tier best ability in the furtherance of the Sunday school and various other branches of the church. She had, also, for many years been an active member in the Women's auxiliary of the R.Y.M.C.A. One year ago to-day she was elected vice president of the Auxiliary. The funeral will be held from her late home, No.256 West Fifth street on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock, The Rev. Isaac Jennings officiating. The interment which will be private, will be in Woodlawn.
BURTON –MRS. CELIA PETERS age 75 years of 4668 Lee St., Pine Valley, Saturday, April 12, 1980. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Theodore Centalo, OCD. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by three sons, Rex of Waterloo, Daniel of Waverly and Fred of Wellsburg; four daughters, Mrs. Ann Harkness of Pine Valley, Adeline Ballard of Rochester, Caroline Bates of Wellsburg, Ruth Drislane of E. Smithfield; brother, Henry Burton of Port Byron, NY; a sister, Mrs. Goldie Smith of Hector; several grand and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1980
Fred L. BUSH- Fred L. Bush the well known business man at Pine City, and a former employee of the Erie Railroad Company many years, died this morning at 4 o'clock at the family home, aged sixty one years. Mr. Bush is survived by his widow, a son Clyde Dickinson of Elmira; three brothers, Leroy Eugene and Claude Bush of Horseheads; a sister, Mrs. Grace Drummen of New York City. The decedent was a member if the Charles G. Fairman Lodge I.O.O.F., of Pine City. The funeral will be held at the family home at Pine City, Saturday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.
BURT – Henry Jarvis Burt - Henry J, better known as Jarvis Burt, a native of Springfield, died very suddenly Tuesday morning Sept 29 , at his home in Elmira, from heart trouble, aged 65 years. For 40 years Mr. Burt had been a valued employee of the Northern Central Railroad, more than 22 as a passenger conductor. He was a son of Deacon C. S. Burt of Springfield, long since gone to his reward, and a brother of Ezekiel Burt of Frewsburg, and Isaac Burt of Watkins, NY. All three were present at the recent annual reunion of the Springfield Baptist Church and Jarvis as usual led the singing, as did his father before him. His religion activity was by no means confined to these annual gatherings. For 35 years he had been a member of the First Baptist Church, Elmira, being one of its deacons for a number of years. He is survived by his wife and two sons, Arthur of Elmira and Alpha of Boston, Mass. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from his late home in Elmira. [Died 29 September 1908]
EDWARD L. BURTON, 80, 517 Fitch St. Saturday morning, Dec. 18, 1943 at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Maude; son, Lyman; two grandchildren. Body is in the Ballard Funeral Home where services will be held Tuesday 10 a.m. Rev. W. H. Willits. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/1943
BUSH Commodore J.
Commodore J. Rush, who for the past two years had been manager of the Endicott-Johnson shoe store in Owego, died at the family home in that town Aug. 25, aged forty years. He was born at Austinburg, Pa., the son of Jackson Bush, and moved to Owego from Elmira Heights, where he was employed by the Endicott-Johnson Company. He was a member of Regal Lodge I.O.O.F., having recently transferred his membership from Oak Ridge Lodge at Elmira Heights. He is survived by his widow and daughter, Phyllis; his father Jackson Bush, of Knoxville, Pa., and four sisters, Mrs. E.E. Holmes, of Austinburg, Pa., Mrs. R.A. Wakelin of Knoxville, Pa., Mrs. I.B. Lewis and Miss Flossie Bush of Nahunta, Fla. The funeral was held at Oakwood Avenue Methodist church Friday at 2 p.m. burial in Woodlawn cemetery, the committal service in charge of Oak Ridge Lodge I.O.O.F. of Elmira Heights. Wellsboro Agitator, 3 September 1919.
BUSH Robert C.
Age 97, of Elmira NY, died Wednesday, August 22, 2007 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Robert was born in Plattsburg NY, son of the late George Bush and Jennie Bush Gage. He was preceded in death by his wife Elizabeth Beechey Bush; stepfather Harry Gage; adopted brother Junior Gage; sisters, Evelyn Cummings and Glorina Russ. Robert is survived by his daughter Priscilla K. Bush of Elmira; niece Peggy Cotton of Addison and her daughter Michelle Cotton of Addison NY. He was a 1929 graduate of Addison High School. Robert was an avid sports enthusiast who enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and football when growing up. He later took up golf, which he enjoyed playing for many years. Robert joined the former Corning Glass Works in 1945 as a sales representative in Chicago. In 1959 he was placed in charge of supermarket sales. He retired in 1975 as a senior sales specialist-government, handling government accounts worldwide for the foodservice tableware department. After retirement, Robert continued to work for Corning as an independent contractor for another 10 to 15 years. In 2005 Robert received his 60 year pin from Corning. Friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, August 27, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at the funeral home at 1:15 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Donations in Robert's memory may be directed to the American Tinnitus Association, P.O. Box 5, Portland OR 97207-0005. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/24/2007.
BUTCHER, HARRY G. SR., (SRGP 65729) Harry G. Butcher Sr., 96, of Sanford, FL., and formerly of Troy, died June 6, 1986 at his home. Mr. Butcher was born February 18, 1890 in Morris Run, PA, the son of Thomas and Lucy Glenwright Butcher. He was a retired farmer. He is survived by daughters, Hazel Toothaker, Mary Rusin, Lillian Chamberlain, and Ruby Tanner, all of Deland, FL, Blanche Gregory of Horseheads, NY., Carol Morrison of Sanford, FL, Phyllis Hawser of Spring Mills, PA.; sons, Henry G. Butcher Jr., of Granville Center, PA; Raymond Butcher of Deland, FL and Robert Butcher of Millerton, PA; sisters, Mamie Watkins of Palmetto, FL, Ginny Voorhees, Gillett, PA; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Graveside services will be held June 13 at 2:00 pm at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with Rev. Michael Oliver, pastor of the Deland Presbyterian Church officiating. Arrangements were by the Gramkow Funeral Home in Sanford, FL. (TGR June 12, 1986)
BUTCHER HAZEL G. TOOTHAKER (SRGP 54892)
Hazel G. Butcher, 95, formerly of Mansfield, PA and Deland, FL, died September 19, 2007 at Bradford County Manor, Troy, PA. She was born August 19, 1912 in Blossburg, PA, the daughter of Harry and Ruby Smith Butcher. Hazel was employed by the American Red Cross and AAA, both in Wellsboro, PA. She was a very active member of the First United Methodist Church of Deland, FL and served as a troop leader for the Girl Scouts for many years. Hazel enjoyed volunteering at Florida Hospital of Deland and Habitat For Humanity. She is survived by two sons and daughters-in-law, Fred and Carol of Ulster, PA, Bruce and Sue of Blossburg, PA; a brother, Harold Butcher; four sisters, Lillian Chamberlain, Ruby Tanner, Carol Morrison, Phyllis Houser; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband, John in 1992; four brothers, William, Harry, Robert, and Raymond Butcher; and sisters, Mary Rusin and Blanche Gregory. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, Monday, 10-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow there Monday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Dr. Ira Hindman officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions in Hazel's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Deland, FL or the Daggett United Methodist Church. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2007.
BUTLER - OAKES
Artie Lavern Butler A longtime resident of Erie St. Elmira died and Savior on Tuesday afternoon, December 6, 2005 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family following a brief illness. Born on September 11, 1925, Artie was the daughter of Andrew G. & Allie D. Butler. She married Milton G. Oakes Sr. on December 4, 1943 and he predeceased her in September of 1996. They would have celebrated their 62nd anniversary this year. Artie was first employed at the Remington-Rand for 23 years until its closing and retired from Corning Inc. after 12 years of service. Artie was a devoted wife, mother grandmother and great grandmother. She enjoyed time spent with her family and watching them grow. Artie enjoyed dining out with her friends and family. Surviving is her loving family who cherish her memory, children, Barbara Oakes, Milton Jr. & Sharon Oakes; and Melvin Oakes and his companion Connie Huslander all of Elmira; grandchildren, Jason Oakes; Jennifer & Tom Ruocco; Jeremy & Robin Oakes; Anthony & Suzann Cicconi; Christopher A. Oakes; Aimee & Steve Miller; Benjamin & Shannon Oakes; Sarah S. Oakes; great grandchildren, Kristen, Jared Alicia, Jacob, Ryan and Samantha Oakes, Lynsay and Justin Ruocco, Christian Cicconi, Zachary and Caleb Miller; Arties last surviving sister, Faye (Wendell Jr.) Dove, NM; nieces, nephews and many family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, December 10, 2005 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. funeral services will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. Graveside services will take place on Monday morning at the families convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. The family will provide flowers and request an act of kindness be done for someone in need in memory of Artie.
EMMETT A. BUTLER, 86 of Lawrenceville, Sunday, March 24, 1957. Survived by wife, Mrs. Luella Butler; son, Sherman D. Butler and grandson, Robert E. Butler, both of Elmira. Body at Kenyon Funeral Home, Elkland, Pa. and today will be removed to family home where friends may call. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Aalfs. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1957
BUTLER Robert L. Sr. "Snowball"
Age 70, of Elmira, NY. He was born March 4, 1938 in Dundee, FL, son of the late Rubin and Theola (Savage) Butler, and died Saturday, November 29, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Carrie Butler of Syracuse, NY; companion, Gloria Johnson of Elmira; children, Chris and Lynn Butler, both of Washington, DC, Robert Butler, Jr. of Syracuse, NY, Elethea, Kimberly, Iris; three stepchildren, Tina, Jennifer and Chastity Butler, all of Elmira; 15 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, five brothers, six sisters, along with a host of nieces and nephews. Robert was employed with Coldspring Construction. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 5th, from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/2/2008 - 12/4/2008
ABRAHAM L. BUTMAN of 218 Washington St., this morning, Feb. 27, 1952. Survived by wife, Mrs. Sadie Butman; sons, James L. Butman and Clyde Berry, both of Elmira; a niece and one nephew. The body is at the Davis Funeral Home and Thursday morning at 10:30 will be taken to the family home where funeral services will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Robert Gray. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/27/1952
BUTMAN Betty E. ALLEN
of Elmira, NY: Was born March 22, 1927 in Tioga, PA the daughter of the late Morris J. and Genevieve (Heck) Butman died peacefully on Thursday, August 30, 2012 at home surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 85. She is survived by her beloved family: children, Lawrence Allen, Barbara Corey, Dorothy J. Allen (James Tress), William J. (Sheryl) Allen and Mori Baker: along with 16 grandchildren and 27 great grandchildren. Betty retired from the Remington Rand after several years of dedicated service. She was well known musician in the Elmira area for many years. She received her bachelor's degree from Mansfield University and was licensed to teach 14 instruments including the accordion. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, September 4, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 1 PM. Reverend Richard Hack will officiate Betty's service. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 2, 2012
CHARLES L. BUTTON age 75 of 507 W. Clinton St. Friday, Jan. 14, 1966. Body at Hughes Funeral Home, 341 Lake St. where friends may call Saturday 7 to 9 and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Lewis F. Bachman. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by son, Ronald L. Button at home; brother, Frank Button of Seneca Falls, N.Y. He was formerly a bus operator for the New York State Electric and Gas Corp. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1966
BUTREY Frances B. Rodzai
Age 93, died peacefully Friday, January 7, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Pre-deceased by husband, Stanley J. of 53 years. Her legacy is her family: Children, Mary Frances (Dennis) O'Herron, Rochester, Theresa (Robert) McNamara, Elmira, Ann Rodzai (Doug Hanauer), Ithaca, NY, Joseph (Patricia) Rodzai, Horseheads; Grandchildren, Anne (Dave) Rizzo, Kevin (Lisa) O'Herron, Dan (Angel) O'Herron, Molly (Mark) Cannon, Michael, Thomas (Amy), Robert (Bette), Patrick (Vanessa), Joseph, Mary, Kristin McNamara, Tiara Marie Rodzai; 10 Great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Balash; brother, Ed (Virginia) Butrey; several nieces, nephews & cousins; Frances was a Communicant of St. Casimir's (Christ The Redeemer) Parish, a member & officer of St. Casimir's Rosary/Sacred Heart Society, a member of Catholic Charities. Frances was an Officer at the former Chemung Valley Savings & Loan Bank (Columbia/Five Star). Those wishing may make a Donation in her Memory to the Dominican Monastery or to St. Mary Our Mother School Playground Fund (envelopes available at the Church). At her request there will be no calling hours but those wishing may attend her Mass of Christian Burial, Monday, January 10, at 10 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church. Burial at the convenience of the Family in Woodlawn Cemetery. A special thank you to St. Joseph's SNF on the 5th floor for their exceptional kindness and care. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – January 9, 2011
BUTTON –BEVERLY ALETA “BABE” (BUTTON) ERICKSON, age 87 of Elmira Heights, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 following declining health. She was the only child born to the late Clifford and Ruth (Fuller) Button on January 15, 1928 in Wellsville, NY. Beverly enjoyed an idyllic childhood roller-skating around the streets of Wellsville as well as riding her horse High Tones Lady throughout the countryside. After graduating from Wellsville High School in 1945, she attended her parents Alma Mater, Alfred University. She was a member of Pi Alpha Pi Sorority where she formed many lifelong friends, all of whom she treasured until the end. In 1949, after graduating from AU with a Bachelor's Degree she took a job teaching 7th grade science in a little village called Elmira Heights, NY. Her classroom happened to be across the hall from a handsome "local boy" who was the 7th grade Social Studies teacher. Thus began a love affair that was united in marriage on June 28th, 1952 and lasted just shy of 63 wonderful years. After "retiring" from teaching to focus on raising her growing family, Beverly remained active in the local community. She was a faithful member at Oakwood United Methodist Church where she coordinated the food pantry facilitating its growth from a holiday program for the needy year round. She devoted her time and talents to being a creative and entertaining troop leader for The Girl Scouts, was a member of The Home Bureau as well as coordinated read-a-thons at local schools for the Multiple Sclerosis Society. Beverly's interests were as numerous as they were varied. She felt most at peace outside taking in the splendor of nature, whether it was walking in the woods, lazing on the beach of her "Valhalla" on Lake Nosbonsing Ontario, Canada or creating a masterpiece for all to see in her flower gardens. People would often remark, "Oh, you live in the red house with all of the flowers!" One of her greatest achievement was her impact she had in the lives of her family, friends and even strangers. Her outgoing "chatty" nature often inspired others to recognize their own potential for growth and inner talents. She was a strong willed independent woman who often said whatever she was thinking. Her scientific knowledge, creative mind, kind heart and the sparkle in her eyes inspired others to think outside the box. Her ultimate achievement and what she was most proud of was her legacy, her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She left this world giving her family and friends the peace of knowing that they were loved and appreciated. Beverly is survived by her loving and devoted husband, Kenneth J. Erickson; beloved children: Sheryl Capozzi of Liverpool, NY; Alan (Mary) Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY; Kevin (Norma) Erickson of Cuba, NY; Alyssa (Raymond) McGoldrick of Cooperstown, NY; "Deema", to her adored grandchildren: Aubrey and Emily Capozzi; Joshua, Jonas (Amy) and Brian Erickson; Zachary Erickson, Sarah (Dave) Wing, Katie (Jared) Morgan; Aisling, Ciara, Fiona and Anya McGoldrick; much loved great grandchildren: Adrianna, Angelyna and Jovanni; Olivia; Brayden and Logan; Matthew and Ava; Madison, Parker and Evelyn. Family and friends are invited to call at the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY on Thursday, March 12 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM or on Friday, March 13th from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. A celebration of life will follow the Friday morning visitation. Pastors Fred Dyer and John McConnell will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank with heartfelt gratitude to those who cared for Beverly. In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be directed to Border Buddies Ministries Inc. Team # 32 P.O. Box # 1254 Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2015
ELMIRA DAILY ADVERTISER, Feb. 4, 1891:
DIED: GEORGIA - In Olean, February 1st, Mrs. ELIZABETH BUTTS GEORGIA, formerly of Elmira. Remains were brought to Elmira on train eight yesterday and placed in Woodlawn cemetery. ( Again for info. of others. This lady was the wife of ELIJAH BURR GEORGIA, V. She was born Oct. 5, 1821 in Van Etten, Chemung, Co. & died Jan. 30, 1891 in Olean, Cattaragus, New York)
BUTTS –ROSEMARIE (BUTTS) GLEASON, age 62 of Horseheads, NY. She was born July 18, 1952 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Joseph and Iva Marie (Horning) Butts and passed away Tuesday, January 6, 2015 surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her fiance, Kenneth Kinner of Horseheads; daughter, Faith Gleason of Horseheads; sons Jason (Michelle White) Gleason and Shawn (Andrea) Gleason both of Elmira Heights; sister Patricia Ayers of Elmira; brothers Joseph (Sharon) Butts and Ronald Butts both of Wellsburg, NY; grandchildren Kassie, Dylon, Dustin, Austin, Cori, Mackenzie and Kyndra along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, January 11th from 11 am to 1 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/9/2015
ANDREW BYAM, 84 of Breesport, Sunday, Feb. 25, 1962. Survived by brother, Mahlon of Endicott. Body at MacPherson Funeral home funeral was there today at 10 a.m., the Rev. James Collea. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1962
RICHARD T. BYWATER age 63 of 115 Country Club Drive, Friday, May 21, 1976 in Providence, R.I. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home on Sunday 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted Monday at 11 a.m. in the Grace Episcopal Church. Rev. Robert G. Tyrrell, Jr. officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family request friends make contributions to the Heart Assn. Survived by wife, Mrs. Winona K. Bywater of Elmira, son, Richard S. Bywater of Elmira; daughters, Miss Anne Marie Bywater of Rochester, Mrs. Guy (Mary Ellen) Chiarolanza of Syracuse; brother, Robert C. Bywater of Florence, S.C.; sisters, Ms. Jay Locke and Mrs. Marian Wright, both of Detroit, Mich.; four grandchildren. He was a former vice-president of the Elmira Jaycees; a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church; vice president of the Elmira Rotary Club; commander-in-chief of the Corning Consistory; member of Ivy Lodge No. 397 F. &A.M. and the Kalurah Temple. He was a member of the Royal order of Chesters; treasurer of the Purchasing Managers Assn. and was purchasing agent for Trayer products. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/23/1976
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03 feb 2009
By Joyce M. Tice