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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

 

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Obituaries

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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 


You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

COATES Rolandia Ludell

Became heaven's newest angel on September 22, 2011. She is survived by her parents, Trudy Mosher-Beeley and Roland Coates; siblings, Brian, Rian, and Alicia; aunts, Juanita (Charles) Holmes and Tina (Joey) Yerkes, Rose Coates, Erin and Bonnie Coates, Papa Mike K, and several neices and nephews. She was predeceased by Harvey Beeley Sr., Lina Lopez, Robert Coates and Gwen Coates. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Sunday, October 2, 2011 from 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. Funeral and committal will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held Monday at 1:00 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery. A special thanks to Juanita, Tina and Brandon.   Star Gazette – October 1, 2011

COATS Robert L., Sr.
Age 65, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, October 31, 2008, after a courageous battle with cancer. Ronald is survived by his wife, Lois Coats; children, Ronald Coats, Jr., Patricia (Allen) Coats, Michael (Kelly) Coats, Karen (Dana) Decker; six grandchildren, four brothers, one sister, and his favorite pet, "Puzzles." Ronald was a truck driver for over 43 years; he was a very mechanical man who enjoyed taking things apart. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Southport/Elmira, on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/2/2008

COGSWELL EDITH IRENE
Mrs. Edith Irene Roe died Sunday at 3 p.m. at the family home, 211 Tuttle avenue, aged forty-two years.  She is survived by her husband, Walter A. Roe; three sons, Corwin, Walter and Leon Roe; four daughters, Mrs. Ralph E. Crain, Hazel, Mildred and Beatrice Roe, one sister, Mrs. Winfield S. Osborn.  The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p. m., the Rev. A. J. Saxe to officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 11, Monday, 16 June 1913)

JOAN ELAINE COGSWELL, 9 moth old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Zalora Cogswell of 25 Pauline St. Monday, Dec. 27, 1954.  Survived by parents; brothers, Thomas and Terrance Cogswell at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert comfort of Elmira; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Goldie Cogswell of Bradford, N.Y.  The body is at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where friends may call this evening from 7 to 9 and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m. the Rev. Alfred P. Coman.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1954

 

COHEN Evelyn D. BLAIR

Age 67 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 18, 1945 in Savannah, GA, daughter of the late Clifford and Thelma (Cradic) Cohen and died Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her son Terrence. Evelyn is survived by her children Paula Blair of CA and Lance Blair of NC; grandchildren Tera and Terrence, Jr.; great grandson Terrence III; sisters Sara (Margie) Jones and Mary Howard; brother Mahlon Cohen all of Elmira along with a host of nieces and nephews including special niece Syairra. Evelyn was a Teacher's Aide at Beecher School and was also employed with Hills Department Store for many years. Family and friends are invited to her graveside service on Monday, September 23rd at 12 noon at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please meet at the Walnut St. Gate at 11:45 am. Star Gazette – September 20, 2013

 

COLE Constance Marie, infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cole of Lawrenceville. Body is at the Davis Funeral Home. Burial at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery. - Constance Marie Cole died May 4, 1949. Elmira Star-Gazette.

 

DONALD DENNIS COLE died Thursday, September 4, 2014 in Orlando Florida. He was born in Phillipsburg, Pennsylvania and lived almost his entire life in Elmira, New York. He was 89 years old, born June 14, 1925. Don was the only son of Marjorie Dennis Cole and Raymond Thomas Cole. He was predeceased by his parents and an infant sister, Grace Elizabeth Cole. He is survived by his wife, Donna Albertson Cole, four children, Elizabeth (Chris) Cole Powers, Marjorie (Robin) Cole Doane, Lucinda Cole, and Raymond (Raquel) Cole, and six grandchildren: Mark, Kate, Grace, and David Powers, and Cole and Walker Semans. Don graduated from Elmira Free Academy (NY) in 1943. He had enlisted in the Navy Air Corps at age 17 to serve in World War II and was assigned to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill for two years of Navy officer training. He was transferred to Columbia University in New York City, where he graduated in 1945 from Midshipman School, with a commission as an Ensign in the U.S. Navy. He served on the ship Astoria and was honorably discharged in 1946. After discharge from the Navy, Don completed his Bachelor of Science from Columbia in 1948, and entered Cornell University Law School, graduating in 1951. He returned to his hometown of Elmira, New York to begin the practice of law, eventually opening his own law practice in the Robinson Building, and sharing offices with Attorney Julius Sbedico and ultimately with Attorney David Mandeville. Don sang in the Hedding Methodist Church choir, where he met Donna Albertson, whom he married in 1956. During his 50 year law career, he served for 27 years as Chief Legal Counsel to the Chemung County Department of Social Services from 1956 to 1983, he was the Research Counsel and Administrative Assistant to State Senator Harry Morton in 1955, he served 10 years on the Board of Directors of Elmira Child and Family Services, three years on the Board of Directors of Finger Lakes National Bank from 1979-1982 and then eight years as Chairman of the Advisory Board of First National Bank of Rochester (Finger Lakes Division) from 1982 - 1989, and he served one year as President of the Chemung County Bar Association from 1988-1989. In the latter part of his law career, he practiced law with Vern Bonsignore, Paul Hart and Steve Forrest. He retired in 2000 and subsequently he and his wife Donna moved to Ithaca, New York and Orlando, Florida. In addition to these professional positions, he served in many volunteer capacities, sometimes chairing or leading community service projects with his wife Donna. He served as the Chairman of the Economic Development Council of the Elmira Chamber of Commerce, member of the Board of Directors of the morning Elmira Rotary Club, President of Elmira Exchange Club and Board of Trustees member, Board of Directors member of the American Cancer Society, member of the Chemung County Planning Board, member of the Salvation Army Advisory Board, Chairman of Community Chest fund drives, Board of Trustees Member of Westside Methodist Church, Co-Superintendent of Hedding Methodist Church Sunday School with Donna, Lay Leader and Board of Trustees Chair of Hedding, and Co-President of Hoffman School PTA with Donna. He was active in the Ithaca Yacht Club, serving as a member and chairman of the Board of Directors, where he continuously worked on restoring their 1961 wooden hulled Chris Craft cabin cruiser. He also took up flying in his fifties, eventually earning his pilot license. In Orlando, Don and Donna were active in bridge groups, the University Club of Winter Park where they attended many speakers' series, and were season ticket holders for opera and theater productions. Don was also a member of the Williamsburg Singers, and served on the board of trustees of their Homeowners Association for Waterview Reserve in Williamsburg. From 1954 to 1969, Don was active in the Chemung County Republican Party, serving as the Chairman from 1962 to 1969. During those years, the entire family participated in political activities, organizing, stuffing folders, walking neighborhoods and campaigning in and around Chemung County. His children were expected to know American history, understand the United States Constitution, and participate in the American political process. One of Don's proudest achievements was creating a pro bono divorce program for women who are trapped in unhealthy marriages and who cannot afford a divorce. After years of serving as the Chief Legal Counsel for Social Services in Elmira, he encountered many tragic situations with women and children and decided to create a program to address the situation. He started this program in the Chemung County Bar Association and served as the Committee Chair of the Pro Bono Divorce Program from 1988 until his retirement. A service was held In Orlando on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014. In Elmira, a service will be held on Friday, Sept. 12, 2014 at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Calling hour will be from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., a service at 3:00 p.m., and a reception to follow at Hill Top, 171 Jerusalem Hill Road, Elmira. Don will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may remember Don with a donation to the VFW, 246 Horseheads Blvd, Elmira Heights NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/2014


 

COLE, FRANK A., 46, Millerton, Pa. Unexpectedly Thursday, Dec. 16, 1943 at 1 a.m. at a local hospital. Survived by wife, Grace Cole; sons, Garry & Frank Jr.; daughter, Vera, all at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. E. W. Mayes; sisters Ruth M. Mayes, Elmira. Mrs. Joseph Quigley, Philadelphia. Body will be at home Friday where friends may call. Funeral Saturday, 2 p.m. at Millerton Church. Rev. Travis of Daggett. Woodlawn Cemetery. - Elmira Star-Gazette.
 

COLE GRACE, - infant daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Frank Cole of Millerton, Pa., died Tuesday morning, July 19, 1938. The parents, a sister Vera & two brothers, Frank & Garry survive; also the grandparents, Mrs. Sarah Hillman of Millerton, Pa., Mrs. Anna Mayes of Elmira. The body is in the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. - Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira N.Y.
 

COLE Grace Elizabeth
WAMBOLD  Grace Elizabeth Loving, mother, grandmother guardian to many Age 94, of Elmira, died Thursday, March 23, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Grace was born February 12, 1912, a daughter of Lafayette and Ida Nichols Cole. She is predeceased by her husband Charles A. Wambold; daughter Ramona Tryon; sisters, Pearl Crippen and Daisy Lovell; brother Glen Cole and great-grandchildren, Michelle Krolak, Kyle Donaldson and Nicholas Shutt. Grace is survived by her daughters, Betty Herrmann of Elmira Heights, Ida Sonner of Elmira and Fredricka (Tracy) Develieuse of Intercourse, PA; special niece Sandy (John) Scaida of Elmira along with 21 grandchildren; several great and great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. During WWII Grace worked at the Nordon Bomb Plant site at Remington Rand. She later worked as a nurse's aide at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Grace worked nights at the hospital, spending her days nurturing her grandchildren. While in her 30's Grace learned to fly and earned a pilot's license. When not with her grandchildren she loved to sew and do crafts. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. on Monday, March 27, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Grace's memory may be directed to either St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, New York 14901 or Arnot Ogden Medical Center Neo-Natal, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, New York 14905. Grace's family would like to thank the staff of St. Joseph's Hospital SNF for the wonderful care given to her during her time with them.

COLE Jonah H. "Colie"
Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Pine City, NY, went to join his loving wife, Elizabeth on February 20, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by daughter, Debra L. (Bernie) Cloos of Horseheads, NY, and children, Emily, and Jared; son, John S. (Amy) Cole of Indiana, and children, Michael and Christopher; several brothers and sisters from the North Carolina area, also many nieces and nephews. Jonah was a lifetime member of Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department, a member of the Masonic Order, and a U. S. Navy Seabees veteran of WWII. He enjoyed the outdoors and tending to his vegetable garden. He was a loving husband father and grandfather; those who met him loved him and his infectious spirit will be missed. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Southport, on Sunday, February 24, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/22/2008.

COLEGROVE Geoffrey Earl
Of Horseheads, NY - Was born October 4, 1956 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Earl and Marilyn Fisher Colegrove, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, August 23, 2009, at his home. His brother, Brian Colegrove, also predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Sheila; beloved daughters, Carrie (Todd) Wenban of Vestal, NY, Ashley Colegrove of Horseheads, NY, Brittany Colegrove also of Horseheads, NY; adored granddaughter, Adriana Wenban; much-loved siblings, Scott (Gina) Colegrove of Virginia, Bruce Colegrove of Indiana, Constance (William) Fell of Florida; along with several sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews; and special canine companion, "Scruffy". Geoffrey was currently employed with Behlog Produce and Son as a produce manager and has been a dedicated employee of the company for many years. He attended the Lake Street Presbyterian Church and occasionally completed much-needed repairs at the church. He was a produce manager by day and a home improvement construction renovator by night. Geoffrey was an avid golfer and enjoyed the game tremendously. His family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, August 27, 2009, at the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake Street, Elmira, NY from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. A Memorial Service honoring his life will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. The Reverend Ross Raymond will celebrate Geoffrey's services. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Carrie & Todd Wenban, 928 Lehigh Ave., Vestal, NY 13850, for an educational memorial fund for Geoffrey's daughters.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/25/2009

 

COLEMAN Howard C., Sr.

Age 87 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 15, 1925 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Floyd W. and Rosabel (Ellison) Coleman and died Saturday, November 24, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his first wife Artiemeasia B. Coleman; sister Elinor Coleman, nephew Robin D. Coleman; son-in-law Wendell B. Ross and sister-in-law Sarah Rose Coleman. He is survived by his wife Varneze; children Carole of Rochester, NY, Candice Ross of Elmira, Howard C. , Jr. of Elmira, Colley of Gary, IN, Charrisse (Anderson) Mitchell of Ithaca, NY, Carolyn Brown of Ithaca, NY, Ozella Brown of Elmira, Vareze, Kevin and Isaac Rollins all of Elmira, Merinda and Mark Rollins both of Raleigh, NC, Jesene and Jolaine Banks both of Elmira; 32 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; brothers Floyd Winston Coleman and Roland (Mildred) Coleman both of Elmira along with a host of nieces and nephews; dear friends Charlie Hobson and James Troccia. Family and friends are invited to visit Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 402 Madison Ave., Elmira on Friday, November 30th from 7 to 9 pm and at Resurrection Tabernacle, 964 Lake St., Elmira on Saturday, December 1st from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will follow at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – November 28, 2012

 

STEINER-COLEMAN Jordan Ryan

Age 20 months of Elmira, NY. He was born December 23, 2004 in Elmira, to Kelly Steiner and Lajuan Coleman and died Friday, September 15, 2006. In addition to his mother and father, Jordan is survived by his parent, Chantaya Adams; maternal grandparents, Missy and Dan Mitchell; paternal grandparents, Shirley and Gary Coleman; grandparents, Belinda and Paul Simpson; along with a host of aunts, uncles and cousins. Jordan was predeceased by his twin brother, Ryan Mitchell Steiner-Coleman. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Jordan will be laid to rest with his twin brother in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

 

COLEY Jr., Wilbert J.

Age 43 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 4, 1969 in Elmira, son of Wilbert J., Sr. and Florence (Jennings) Coley and died Monday, December 10, 2012 unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his mother Florence and brother Timothy Burchard. Willie is survived by his father Wilbert J. Coley, Sr.; sons Corey and Jordan Coley; daughter Megan Coley; grandchildren Carter Coley and Miley Benjamin all of Elmira; siblings Linda Cersoli, George (Kathy) Burchard, Jr., Connie (James) Daugherty all of Elmira, Dorene (Eugene) Hill of Beaver Dams, Gwendolyn Burchard, John (Sue) Coley both of Elmira, Norma (Michael) Powers of Catherine, Douglas (Donna) Burchard of Elmira; beloved friend Kelly Wells of Elmira; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces and cousins. Willie enjoyed the outdoors -fishing, riding motorcycles, four wheeling and hiking. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 14th from 1 to 1:30 pm. His funeral service will begin at 1:30 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – December 12, 2012

 

COLLEA Colin P. Collea

57, of Littleton, Colorado died June 28, 2012. Colin was predeceased by his parents, Rev. James and Carolyn Collea. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Beth Collea and Jeremiah Dickinson; nephew, Daniel S. Amato; three nieces, Karen L. Amato, Deborah A. Amato, Emily D. Harris; cousins, Marjie and Larry Warner, John and Kathy Roberts. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Union Church, Owego, NY with the Rev. Parrish Bridges, officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at 2:00 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made in Colin Collea's memory to InterFaith Community Services, 3370 South Irving Street, Edgewood, CO 80110.    Star Gazette – August 12, 2012

 

COLLEA Rev. James "Jim"
87, of Owego, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, September 28, 2007, at the Tioga Nursing Facility. James was predeceased by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth Collea; son, Jeffery A. Collea; brother, Rev. Anthony Collea; sister, Rose Stefanini; nephew, Thomas Stefanini. He is survived by his loving wife of 55 years, Carolyn Armstrong Collea; son, Colin Collea, Superior, CO; daughter and son-in-law, Beth Collea and Jeremiah Dickinson, Sharon, MA; grandchildren, Daniel Amato, Iowa City, IA, Emily Harris, Karen Amato and Deborah Amato, all of Sharon, MA; brother and sister-in-law, Carl and Norine Collea, Casper, WY; sister, Cora Cala, Webster, NY; seven nieces and nephews. After being graduated from Thomas R. Proctor High School in 1938, Jim was graduated from Colgate University in 1942, then Colgate Rochester Divinity School in 1945. He then pastored at the Red Creek Presbyterian Church until 1949, North Presbyterian Church, Elmira until 1982, and Nichols Presbyterian Church, Stated Supply until 1987. Jim also served as the Moderator of the Steuben-Elmira Presbytery in 1962, Commissioner to the 176th Presbyterian General Assembly, Oklahoma City in 1964, and as Moderator of the Geneva Presbytery. In retirement, Jim and Carolyn lived at the Paget-Price Presbyterian Home in Owego, where they enjoyed walking the country roads and he became an avid gardener. Funeral services will be held Monday, October 1, at 11:00 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Union Church, 111 Temple St., Owego, Rev. Parrish Bridges will officiate. Burial will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. The family will receive friends Sunday, September 30, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Estey, Munroe & Fahey Funeral Home, 15 Park St., Owego. Donations may be made in James' memory to the Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, OG 100000, 100 Witherspoon St., Louisville, KY 40202-1396, or the American Parkinson Disease Association, Inc., 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, or to the charity of your choice.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/29/2007.
 

COLLIER Virginia C. Dunbar

Age 91 of Rochester and a longtime resident of Bowers Drive, Horseheads died Fri. Jan. 7, 2011 at the Episcopal Home in Rochester where she had been residing. Virginia was born in Pine City, NY, a daughter to the late Grant and Grace Collier. Virginia was predeceased by her husband of 56 years, Roy W. Dunbar on May 24, 2002 and recently her grandson, Nathan Dunbar on April 11, 2010. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, R. Scott and Janet Dunbar of Monrovia, CA; Mark and Denise Dunbar of Grand Island, NY; grandchildren, Nicole Dunbar of Richmond, VA and Robert (Jenny) Dunbar and Russell (Kristie) Dunbar all of California; She was also predeceased by her brother and sister, Robert Collier and Joyce Frawley. Prior to relocating to the Rochester area in 2001, Virginia and her family remained long time residents of Bowers Drive in Horseheads. In her earlier years she was a graduate of Elmira College and an educator teaching High School English, Latin and French. She taught in Jordan, NY, Ft. Wayne, IN, and later while raising her family was a substitute teacher in the Horseheads Central School Dist. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Mon. Jan. 10, 2011 from 4-7:00 pm. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. with her nephew, The Rev. David Dunbar, officiating. Graveside committal service will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.  Star Gazette – January 9, 2011

 

COLLINS Lula McInnis

Age 79 of Elmira, NY. She was born July 8, 1932 in Clio, SC, daughter of the late Ambrose Collins and Pearl Anderson Smith and died Friday, July 6, 2012 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She is survived by her daughters Laura E. McKinnis McDougall, Patricia A. McKinnis and Betty L. Hardie; sons Simon Morgan, Richard McKinnis, William McKinnis and Earnest McInnis, Jr.; brothers Charles Anderson, Levi Anderson and Jimmy Williams; sisters Beartha Anderson Sparks, Ethelee Anderson and Mary Smith and a host of grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C., 351 E. 5th St., Elmira on Tuesday, July 10th from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Cephus McGee will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – July 8, 2012


COLLINS - GLOVER
Mabel C. Age 84 of 603 W. 2nd Street, Elmira, NY, died on Monday, July 30, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mabel was born on December 10, 1916 in Saltillo, MS to the late Thomas and Isabel (Turner) Collins. She is also predeceased by her husband, James, in 1990. Survivors include her son, John (Rene) Glover of Clarksville, TN; daughter, Donna Jones of Fresno, CA; sisters, Ruth Bearkley of Elmira and Lola Williams of Los Angeles, CA; sister-in-law, Helen Jennings of Elmira; 4 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 2nd from 7 to 9 PM at the Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Friday, August 3rd at 1:00 PM at the Monumental Baptist Church, 303 E. Clinton Street, Elmira, NY with the Reverend George McDowell officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

COLLINS - COKELY
Pearl F. Of Elmira, NY died peacefully Sunday, September 30, 2001 at Elcor Health Services following a long full life at the age of 101. Born on July 22, 1900 in Springville, PA daughter of the late Alfred and Mary Gardner Collins. She married Peter H. Cokely in 1917 and he predeceased her in 1954. Together they lived in the Elmira area for many years. Pearl was a devoted mother who enjoyed cooking and caring for her family. Surviving are her sons and daughters-in-law, Elmer and Mary Cokely of Lebanon, PA; Glen and Wilma Cokely of Southport, NY; her daughter and son-in-law, Virginia and John Pouliot of Edison, NJ; and her daughter-in-law, Grace Cokely of Elmira Heights, NY; nine grandchildren, nineteen great grandchildren, ten great great grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Alfred and Mary Collins; her husband, Peter H. Cokely. Pearl was predeceased by her daughter, Eleanor Cokely a son, Harold Cokely, her grandson, Nicholas Cokely and her granddaughter, Debbie Herrington Blonder. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Tuesday, October 2, 2001 from 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held there in the Gardens on Wednesday at 11 AM with the Reverend Lee Love officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

COLMAN- Elmira Star-Gazette, April 15, 1978: Mrs.Mable C. Rolfe of Vicksburg, Mississippi, formerly of Elmira, died Friday evening, April 14, 1978 after an extended illness. Committal services will be conducted at the graveside at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, Monday, at 2 pm. Rev. James Collea officiating. Arrangements by MacPherson Funeral Home. Survived by her son Richard C. Rolfe of Vicksburg, Miss.; brother William Carman of Odessa, N.Y.; sisters Mrs. John L. (Dorothy) Fisher and Mrs. William (Winfield) Murphy, both of Elmira; grandson Robert N. Rolfe of Horseheads; granddaughter Mrs. Gerald (Susan) Lemeck of Jackson, Miss.; 3 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. She was a former proprietor of Mabel C. Rolfe Antiques in Elmira and the widow of Albert W. Rolfe."
Note. I remember visiting Great Aunt Mabel's house of antiques with her sister, my grandmother Leta Crandell. It was the kind of house where children knew they could not touch anything!! Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)
 

 

COLLSON Dorothy M.

Age 99, of Elmira, NY died peacefully at St. Joseph's Hospital Saturday May 21, 2011. She is Survived by son; Ralph (Jean) VanPatten, Jr., of Elmira, NY; daughter, Sandra L. (George) Randall of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Michael ( Lisa) VanPatten of NJ, ZoeAnn (Michael) Sheahan, of Lowman NY; great grandchildren, Heather, Tara, Ryan, Megan of Virginia, Jason and Adam of Elmira, Michael and Megan Sheahan, of Horseheads, NY; great great granddaughter, Emma Grace, also several nieces and nephews. Dorothy was predeceased, by her parents, William and Etta (Doloway) Collson; brothers, Merle and William Collson; sisters, Mildred Miller, and Marge Vetter; also grandson, Steve Cordier. It was Dorothy's request that there be no calling hours and a private Memorial Service to be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. She was a member of Central Christian Church, a retired employee of Sears where she worked for many years and a volunteer for RSVP and The American Red Cross. Those wishing may make memorials to the Central Christian Church, 309 South Main St. Elmira, NY 14904. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.  Star Gazette – May 25, 2011

 

ROBERT M. COLLSON was born September 26, 1923 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Merle D. and Beatrice (Albrecht) Collson, passed away peacefully on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the age of 90. His loving wife of 63 years, Viola W. Collson preceded him in death April 30, 2013. His sister, Wanda Lockner; sister-in-law, Helen Collson; and brother-in-law, Robert Lockner also predeceased him. He is survived by his children: daughter, Patricia (Pete) Homerda of Elmira, NY; sons, Jack (Colleen) Collson of Pine City, NY; Gary Collson of Elmira, NY; grandsons: Scott Homerda, Mathew Collson and Noah Collson all of Elmira, NY; Zachariah Collson of Arizona; granddaughter: Rianne Collson of Canandaigua, NY; great grandson: Hunter Homerda of Elmira, NY: brother: Francis Collson of Matlacha, FL; along with several nieces and nephews. Bob was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during WWII. He was a former employee of the Sperry-Hutchison Company and then sold the famous Charles Chips in the Elmira area for many years. Bob and Vi, along with their family enjoyed the many memories of spending over 40 years at Keuka Lake. He was an avid New York Yankees fan and enjoyed watching them in his favorite chair, cheering on "his boys". Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Graveside services will take place on Thursday at 11:00 AM in the Woodlawn Cemetery 1200 Davis Street Elmira, NY where Bob will be laid to rest with his beloved Vi. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/2014

ROBERT A. COLUNIO age 71, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, December 12, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on May 13, 1943 in Elmira, NY to the late Anthony and Reah (Eames) Colunio. Robert was predeceased by his brother, Nicholas Colunio. He is survived by his brothers, Charles (Carolyn) Colunio of Montour Falls, James Colunio of Elmira and John Colunio of Elmira; sister, Trina (Thomas Ferris) Wrigley of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Robert was a veteran of the US Air Force and worked as a plumber and in hardware sales. It was Robert's wish that no services be held. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/2014

 

JOSEPH C. COMBS, SR. age 77 of 525 Gaines St., Elmira, NY Sunday, August 23, 1987 at home.  Friends are invited to call at the Oltof Funeral home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm, with funeral and committal there Wednesday, 11 am, the Rev. Horace Stoddard officiating.  Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family would appreciate contributions to the Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., 175 Gr. Central Ave., Elmira Heights, NY.  Envelopes are available at the funeral home.  He is survived by a special friend, Jane Ripley and his family, Emma Sims Combs of Elmira, Beatrice and Elbert Dean of Millport, NY, Harriet and Robert Bowman of Gillett, PA, Patricia and Ronald Cram of Elmira, Ronald and Betty Combs of Syracuse, Robert and Joyce Ripley of Pine City, Sharon and Bill Green of Elmira, James and Judy Ripley of Lowman, NY; sisters, Marie Bennett of Elmira, Crystal Rafferty of Pine City, Ethel Todd of Elmira, and Dorothy Dann of Auburndale, Fl; 20 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his son, Joseph C. Combs, Jr. and great-granddaughter, Tonya LaBell.  He was retired from LeValley-McLeon Inc.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/1987

BERNARD COMFORT age 87, formerly of 250 West Chemung Place, Thursday, Feb. 5, 1976.  Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home, Saturday 2-4 p.m.  A funeral and committal service will be held there following calling hours at 4 p.m. Rev. John Bedzyk and Rev. Charles Hunter will officiate.  Burial Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Nellie H. Comfort of Elmira; sons, Herbert and Merrill Comfort both of Elmira, Bernard W. Comfort of Pine City, Lawrence Comfort of Grand Island, N.Y.; daughters, Mrs. Leigh (Bernice) Stage of Elmira, Mrs. Miriam Sabatini of Watkins Glen, Mrs. Eleanor Eccles of Pensacola, Fla.; stepsisters, Mrs. Cora DeGraw of Pine City, N.Y., Mrs. Daniel (Alice) Opper of Elmira Heights; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; great-niece, Terry Deery.  He was formerly employed as a foreman at the Willys-Morrow Co. and was a member of the Ivy Lodge No. 397 F&AM.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/8/1976

COMFORT CHARLOTTE R. OLSON
Charlotte R. Age 85 of Elmira, NY. She was born April 18, 1922 in Ventor, NJ, daughter of the late Roy and Mildred (Schultz) Comfort and died Wednesday, June 20, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her daughter, Phyllis Audrey Olson in 1968, and son, David Raymond Olson in 1983. She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Ralph; children and their spouses, Ralph and Tammy Olson of New Port Richey, FL, Denise Olson Cummings of South Riding, VA, Roy and Annett Olson of Renton, WA, Richard and Claudia Olson of Cortland, NY, Charlotte and Kirk Wilt of Lake Monticello, VA; stepson, Ronald Olson of Sheboygan, WI; stepdaughter, Marlene Olson of Orting, WA; along with nine grandchildren. Mrs. Olson was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church and the Versatile Circle there and Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was well known for having 7 children, was affectionately known as the Cookie Lady of Hampton Road, loved cats and was very active in the USO during World War II. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, June 22nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Ross Raymond will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Charlotte through donations to the Chemung County S.P.C.A., in memory of the Cat Lady.

COMFORT
Frank R. Proud World War II Veteran Age 82, of Elmira and formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Tuesday, January 10, 2006, in the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit. Frank was the son of the late Leman and Lemira Bennett Comfort, born in Elmira, NY on March 23, 1923. He was the husband of the late Norma L. Comfort, who predeceased him on March 12, 1996. It was Frank's wish that his services remain private. His burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, next to his loving wife, Norma. He is survived by his half sister, Judi Morse of Elmira; loving friends, Vaughn and Sidney Manwaring of Horseheads; family, Ellen and Jim Benedict of Horseheads and their family; Christine Gallegos of Arizona and her family; several nieces and nephews. Frank was a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church, was an avid bowler, and a passionate Yankees fan. He retired from Thatcher Glass after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a decorated World War II Army veteran, serving as an anti-tank gunner in Ardennes, Central Europe, Normandy, Northern France, and Rhineland. He was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, European-African-Middle Eastern Service Medal, and the Silver Star for bravery under fire. Frank's family wishes to thank the staff in the Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit 4-D and the Dialysis Unit for the wonderful care they gave Frank.

GARY M. COMFORT, age 61, of 1170 Richard St., Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Monday, September 27, 2004, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  Gary was predeceased by his parents, Leo and Barbara (Pressure) Comfort; and sister, Judith Comfort.  He is survived by his loving companion of 18 years.  Marie Campbell of Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and George Hannon of Elmira, NY; Sharon and Stan Heath of Homer, NY; brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Mary Comfort of Elmira, NY; stepmother, Marie Comfort of Penn Yan, NY; and stepbrother, Rodney Comfort of Penn Yan, NY; 11 grandchildren, and numerous family and friends.  Gary worked at Eldridge Park for 35 years until its closing and then went to work for Eastern Metal/USA Sign.  Mr. Comfort was the past President of the Legion of the Moose and Past Governor of the Elmira Moose Lodge.  Gary was a present member of the Montour Falls Moose Lodge 426, and was a very active member of the Moose Ritual Team where Gary used to travel and compete against other Moose Lodges.  In his free time, Gary enjoyed fishing, woodworking and watching sporting events on TV.  Friends are invited to call at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, September 30, 2004, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m.  Funeral service will follow at 8:00 p.m. Rev. James Swanson will be officiating the services.  Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience at the family.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Moose Heart or Moose Haven in memory of Gary.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

COMPTON Gerald R.
Age 76, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, January 2, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, January 6, 2010 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 5, 2010

CONEY Bertha M.
Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, March 7, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Bertha was born on November 27, 1944 in Hazelhurst, GA, daughter of the late Ralph and Althea (Garnes) Coney. Bertha retired from IBM in Owego, NY, after many years of service. She will be missed dearly by her family and friends. Survivors include her aunts, Ellen Moss, Lenora Garnes, Dessie Moss and Willie Belle Milhouse; uncle, John Coney of Elmira; special nephews, Derrick Garnes of Elmira and Gralin Knight of NY, NY; several nieces and nephews. It was Bertha's wish that no services be held for her. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

CONGDON Betty J. Heib HOLTON, Elmira, NY, died January 20, 1999 at home.  Betty was born on March 20, 1925 in Elmira to the late Jasper and Hazel (Rose) Congdon.  Survivors include her husband, Lewis J. Holton; daughter, Linda and Tom Manley of Gillett, PA, Jan and Dick VanGorden of Horseheads, NY, Mary York and fiance’ Don Gorst of Elmira; two stepsons; six grandchildren and several step-grandchildren; a sister, Reva Rowley of NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  Arrangements are by the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
 
  

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CONKLIN -  BRUNDIDGE, Arline F. (Conklin) "Mrs. B." 


Of Millerton, PA, went home to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 26, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with her family at her bedside. She was born March 24, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late George and Millicent (Ludwig) Aiken Conklin. Her loving husband, James "Bill"; sisters, Pauline and Patricia; grandson, Douglas Shaw; and son-in-law, Ray Spittel, all predeceased Arline. She is survived by her beloved daughters, Joyce Spittel and Jane (Mark) Young, all of Millerton, PA; seven adored grandchildren, 14 much-loved great-grandchildren and one precious great-great-grandchild. 

She is also survived by her sisters, Sandy (Bill) Schall, Nancy Curren and Eleanor "Teddie" Coch; brother, Robert Conklin; along with several nieces and nephews. "Mrs. B." retired from the Broadway Animal Hospital in 1983 as Hospital Administrator and then opened her own business, the Mountain View Calico Shop. She was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church where she served as Communion Steward, also assisted in making costumes for Church pageants. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Route # 328, on Saturday, August 30, 2008, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon). Her coronation will be celebrated following the visitation (12 noon). Her Pastor and friend, the Reverend Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Millerton Wesleyan Church, Route # 328 Millerton, PA 16936. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/27/2008 - 8/28/2008

CONKLIN MARGARET FAYE CONLEY
Margaret Faye, Of Sharr Ave. went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Thursday morning, October 4, 2007 while at the Tioga Nursing Facility at the age of 100. Born on March 26, 1907 in Westerville, Ohio, Margaret was the daughter of Lawrence H. & Myrtle Clymer Conklin. Faye earned her teaching degree at the Indiana Wesleyan University and was a school teacher in Westerville, OH where she taught Latin and English. She was married to Reverend Issac Leslie Conley until his passing in 1996. Throughout the country they served the Lord as a team for over 50 years in the Wesleyan Church community. Locally they served at the Grace Lee Memorial Wesleyan Church in Beaver Valley and the Elmira Wesleyan Church where Reverend Conley was the pastor for many years. Her many interests included directing plays, and she loved music and enjoyed playing the piano and organ. Surviving is her loving daughter and son-in-law, Joy & Ken Squires, Southport; sisters, Helen & Reverend Paul Hunsburger, Seattle WA; Frieda Mae Bennett, Westerville, OH, nieces, nephews and many church and family friends. In addition to her parents, Lawrence H. & Myrtle Clymer Conklin; Faye was also predeceased by her husband, the Reverend Issac Leslie Conley; a sister and brother-in-law, Laura & Reverend Arthur Koons; brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph & Virginia Conklin; Dean & Jean Conklin, a brother-in-law, Bill Bennett. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday October 8, 2007 between the hours of 5 – 7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p.m. Interment will take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

CONNELLY –MRS. AUDREY (CONNELLY) LAMPMAN died peacefully at The Manor in Horseheads, NY, September 10, 2014, with several of her children in attendance. Audrey was married to John Freeman Lampman (deceased) for nearly 23 years, and had five children. She was predeceased by her son Terry L. Lampman, grandson Dana Carr, brothers: Gerald and Darwin Connelly, and brother-in-law Harold Lampman. She is survived by daughter Linda L. (Richard) Carr, Horseheads NY; sons, Dewitt W. (Karen) Lampman, Pittsburgh PA; Craig L. (Kimberly) Lampman, Ashburn VA; Jared W. Lampman, Horseheads NY; and daughter-in-law Judy F. Lampman, Watkins Glen NY. Blessed with eight grandchildren, Jessica Carr (Nicholas) Romans, Providence RI; Staff Sergeant Ian (Jennifer) Lampman USMC, Camp Lejeune NC; Brett Lampman, Denver CO; Melissa (John) Lampman Davis, Sterling VA; Joshua John Lampman, NYC; Dexter (Nicole) Siglin, Boston MA; Leslie Lampman, Pittsburgh PA and Courtney Carr, Elmira NY; eight great grandchildren. Survived by a number of loving nieces and nephews, Audrey is also survived by her sister-in-law, and dear friend, Rena Lampman Anderson. Born August 22, 1919 in Elmira NY, to Harley and Edith Connelly. She graduated from Southside High School where she met her future husband John Lampman. John and Audrey were married in Hyannis MA, September 21, 1942, while John was serving in the United States Army. Together in Elmira, the two of them taught their children how to have a strong work ethic and learn life-long skills in entrepreneurship by their example. Audrey graduated from Bailey's Beauty College and opened her own shop in her parents' home on Holdridge Street. Meanwhile husband John was an accountant. As if that were not enough, with five children as well, they operated a grocery store and Audrey ran a laundry service out of their home! Sadly, John passed away March 23, 1964. As a widow, Audrey with great courage and conviction and with abiding faith as a lifelong member of Elmira's Central Christian Church, forged new entrepreneurial ground long before women's liberation by operating and maintaining yet again another successful business they had started. With the help of her children, Audrey operated a Tastee Freeze store in Watkins Glen NY from the 1950's to 1974, while holding down a full-time position in Food Services at Southside High School. Oh! …and in her spare (?) time, Audrey made sure each of her children sat down to weekly piano lessons, one-by-one, in their home, before school, volunteered in Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts, while encouraging and attending all of their school and church activities. Serving on a number of church boards and active in anything her church may have needed, Audrey was always generous in sharing her time. She also traveled to exotic places such as Jerusalem with friend Cleo, visited son Terry and Judy in Australia for several months and periodically visited domestic exotic places with several trips to California, and as recently as Spring 2014, Audrey flew to Florida with daughter Linda and son Jared. To her friends and family she was their 'quiet' hero. A true Christian who rarely complained, she had an abiding faith in God, was a mentor, a good friend, and an exemplary role model leading by example. And wow!, could she manage a dollar bill. She would remember and recite, without too much prompting, long and humorous 'readings' with dramatic flair! Audrey….what a wonderful life. A celebration of Audrey's 95 years will commence Saturday, September 27, 2014, with interment of her ashes, joining husband John, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY at 11:00 AM. Following will be a Memorial Service and Celebration of her remarkable life at Central Christian Church, 309 N. Main Street, Elmira NY at 12:00 noon. All are invited. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in memory of Audrey and grandson Dana Carr to the Shepherd Center for Spinal Cord Injury and Rehabilitation, 2020 Peachtree Rd NW, Atlanta, GA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/11/2014

 

CONNELLY William Clifford (Santa Claus)
73, of Mansfield, PA, died August 24, 2007 at the Bath, NY, VA Nursing Home. Friends are invited to a time of visitation at the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, Saturday, September 8, 2007, 12:30 - 2 p.m. A memorial service will follow there at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Richard L. Berg officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Bill's memory may be made to the First United Methodist Church of Mansfield, 67 E. Wellsboro St., Mansfield, PA 16933 or the Mansfield Free Public Library, 71 N. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. A service of Gary Wilston Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/8/2007.

CONSER –MRS. INEZ M. DOEBLER age 82 of the Bethany Retirement Center, formerly of 602 Moreland Ave., Sunday, March 14, 1976 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Wednesday at 2 P.M., the Rev. William R. Swales, her Pastor officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family would appreciate contributions to the Heart Fund.  She is survived by her son, William E. Doebler of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Mae Buckles of Mitchell, S.D., Mrs. Hugo (Grace) Lade of Rochester, Minn., Mrs. Ruth Zeller of Ventnor, N.J.; brother, John Conser of Colton, S.D.; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  She was the wife of the late Earl (Chick) Doebler who died November 27, 1955 and was the mother of Gladys Congdon who died October 28, 1975.  She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church and the Centenary Friendship Circle; a member of Harmony Chapter. O.E.S.  –Elmira Star-Gazette

HENRY W. CONWAY age 83 of 257 South Ave., Sunday, Nov. 13, 1966.  Friends may call at the Barrett 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. Bruce Cummings, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Sarah Pulaski of Elmira; son, James E. Conway of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Joe Hendrix of Sylacaugu, Alabama, Mrs. Joe Fuller of Akron, Ohio, Mrs. Ellen Raefield of Alexander City, Alabama; three grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of Cotton-Hanlon Inc.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/14/1966
 

 

COOK Anna L. Boykin

Loving Mother & Grandmother

Was born March 10, 1936 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Antoinette (DelMonte) Cook; died on Thursday, March 8, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 75. Her brother, Joe Cook, preceded her in death on January 4, 2012. Anna is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 43 years, James M. Boykin; beloved daughter, Annette C. Boykin; adored grandson, Austin B. Hedrick; along with nephews Steve and Mark Cook. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, March 11, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours, 4 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate Anna's service. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012
 

 

COOK - CAMPBELL, Aurella C.
Of Elmira, NY
Was born July 21, 1928 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of the late Perry and Nellie (Thomas) Cook, died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2007, at home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 79. Her son, Mark Campbell predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, Catherine Manoogian of North Carolina, Lawrence L. Campbell (Joy Lockwood) of Elmira, NY, David (Linda) Campbell of North Carolina, Raymond Campbell of Elmira, NY, Richard (Alice) Campbell of North Carolina, Priscilla (Buddy) Powell of North Carolina, Gracealee Goodwin and companion, Laura Neal of Elmira, NY, Donald (Dorthey) Campbell of Elmira, NY, Chris (Julie) Campbell of Elmira, NY; along with numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren; estranged husband, Lawrence Campbell. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, November 9, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 (noon). Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation. The Reverend Donald Huff will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The Campbell family wishes to express their sincere thanks and gratitude to the Chemung County Health Department and Southern Tier Hospice for the outstanding loving care given to Aurella during her illness. Also a special thanks to grandsons, Dandridge, Danny Jr., Gus, Eric and John for being there. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/8/2007.

COOK - MAYER, Emily W.
Formerly of Allen St. - Was born April 29, 1922 in Roseville, PA the daughter of the late Minor and Belle (Sornberger) Cook died
peacefully on Monday, February 15, 2010 at the Elcor Health Services at the age of 87. Her loving husband of 61 years, Clarence K. "Mike" Mayer preceded her in death on March 28, 2007. Her brothers, Melvin Cook and Ford Cook also predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved son, Randy Mayer of Cayuga, NY; adored grandchildren, Jeffrey and Jordan Mayer both of Michigan; brother, Owen Cook of Mechanicsburg, PA; brother-in-law, James (Ethel) Mayer of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Emily was a faithful member of the former Centenary United Methodist Church. She retired from the Elmira City School District as a Cafeteria worker after many dedicated years of service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, February 18, 2010 from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating her life will be held there on Friday, February 19th at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Michael Weeden will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her loving husband, "Mike". In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society or the Southern Tier Hospice. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.17.2010

COOK Frank L.
Age 85, of Flannery Apts., Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, September 3, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. He was born on July 27, 1924 in Elmira, NY to the late Henry and Emma (Conklin) Cook. Frank was predeceased by his son, Mike Cook and nine brothers and sisters. Survivors include his daughter, Fran "Punkin" (Eric) Ronnenberg of Rochester, NY; grandchildren, Jenny Cook, Chris Cook, Leanna Kress and Joseph Ronnenberg; great-grandchild, Reese; brother, Carl (Flo) Cook of Elmira; sisters, Laura Herrick of Elmira and Geraldine (Robert) Clark of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, September 9th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Thursday, September 10th, at 10 a.m., with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Full Military Honors.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/4/2009

COOK Larry E.
Formerly of 422 Standish St. and Flannery Towers Apartments, Elmira, NY, was welcomed home on April 24th, 2009 after a long illness at the age of 65. Larry was born in Elmira, NY on February 6, 1944. He is the son of the late Herbert M. Cook Sr. and Twila J. (Hart). He is survived by his wife, Mary M. Cook; son, Larry E. Cook Jr.; and daughters, Susie and Sonya Cook; grandson, Joseph A. Cook; his sisters, Shirley (Ralph) Thomas, Sharon (Donnie) Ellis, and Brenda (Norm) Brinck; and brother, Albert (Dorothy) Cook; and many nieces, nephews and cousins. Larry was predeceased by his brother, Herbert Jim (Barb) Cook Jr., Nancy (Ron) Gates and Mary (Burdette) Hall. Larry was a painter by trade and lived his life his way. He enjoyed his family and friends and enjoyed playing cards and bingo. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. Calling hours Sunday, April 26, 2009, at 11:00 to 12:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at the conclusion of the visitation. Interment will be near his mother and sisters at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/25/2009

COOK - COMPTON, Mary L.
Age 74, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully Saturday, March 7, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Mary was born on April 9, 1934 in Elmira to the late Arthur and Ruth (VanDemark) Cook. Mary retired from C&K Laundry in Elmira after many years of service. Survivors include her husband of 56 lovely years, Gerald Compton; daughters, Cindy (Dave) Moran and Ruth (Todd) Kline, both of Elmira; sons, Randy (Lisa) Compton of Lockwood, NY and Donald Compton of Elmira; sisters, Shirley Corey and Rebecca Brimmer; brothers, William and Douglas Cook; 10 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Bonnie Topping. Mary was predeceased by her brother, Kenneth; sister, Betty Bowman; and grandson, Michael Compton. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 10, 2009, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2009

COOK MARY RITA HALL
Mary Rita, Of Elmira, NY, Age 60, died peacefully surrounded by family and friends after a short and courageous battle with cancer. She was born February 12, 1947 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Herbert and Twila (Hart) Cook. Her brother, Herbert "Jim" Cook; and sister, Nancy Gates, predeceased her. Mary is survived by her loving husband of 26 years, Burdette "Bill" Hall; daughter and son-in-law, Jolene and Jamie Galpin; brothers, Albert (Dottie) Cook of Auburn, NY, Larry Cook of Elmira, NY; sisters, Shirley (Ralph) Thomas of Warwick, RI, Sharon (Donnie) Ellis of Wellsburg, NY, Brenda (Norman) Brinck of Chesapeake, VA; five grandchildren, Anthony Galpin, Tim and Thomas Fruitt, Declan and Galvin Arnold; two stepchildren, Brian (Mary) Arnold of Horseheads, NY, Tammie (Dan) Fruitt of Pine City, NY; mother-in-law, Shirley Hall of Pine City, NY; brother and sisters-in-law, Ted (Stephanie) Hall, Lynn (Loretta) Hall, Chriss (John) Mills, all of Florida, Pat (Art) Congdon, Kitty (Jack) Connelly, Bonnie (Dale) Balmer, all of Pine City, NY; two close friends, Janie Stephens and Sandy Parker of Elmira, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, and extended family. Mary was an avid Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees fan. She participated in numerous Euchre tournaments and loved her trips to the casino. Mary enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and was a loving and caring person to all who knew her. She will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, October 3, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Celebration of Mary's life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Her brother-in-law, Major Ralph Thomas will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Artic League, Salvation Army or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.

R. LEE COOK, 54 of West Hill, Town of big Flats, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 6, 1941.  He leaves his wife and a daughter, Esther at home.  Mr. Cook was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church.  The body is in the Hilton & Lindgren Funeral Home and late Monday will be removed to the family home where a private funeral will be held Wednesday at 2:30 p.m. the Rev. Richard Barnes officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Kindly omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1941

COOK William H. Jr.
Age 50, of Elmira Heights, died Sunday, February 3, 2008. "Big Bill" was a strong man with a big heart and wandering spirit whose purpose in life was to love and be loved. He was the son of the late Florence Patricia and William H. Cook Sr.; brother to Bobby Cook and Doris (Bob) Carl; husband first to Karen Gunderman, who is now married to Joseph Savino, and later husband to Marilyn Hefner; father to William III, Ryan, Melanie, and Hollie Cook; father-in-law to Eileen Cook and Joshua Fuksman; stepfather to Wesley Jones and Frank Hefner; grandfather to Madison and Charleigh Cook, Maddox Hughey and Arianna Fuksman; uncle to Robert Mettler, Joe, Alicia and James Carl. Known as "Pops" to many, he was a father figure and friend to all. We will miss him always. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, February 6, 2008, from 1 to 2 p.m. followed by his Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

 

COOLBAUGH Kay A. Pratt

Elmira: Kay A. Pratt died very peacefully after a very quick illness of cancer. She was born in Sayre, PA to and predeceased by her parents Kenneth A (Red) and Phyllis (Moon) Coolbaugh Sr.; her loving husband and friend Terry R. Pratt; and her youngest sister, Sarah Jane (Sally) Osbourne. Kay attended Edison and Horseheads Schools, and worked at Anchor Glass for 35 years. She was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother. Her daughter and grandchildren were the most important part of her life. Kay was a friend to everyone; everyone loved her and she never met anyone she didn't like. She loved to be with friends and family whenever she could. Kay is survived by her daughter Tina (Thomas Harding (TJ)) Palimieri; grandchildren, Ryan (Dedra Sweet) Palmieri, Megan Palmieri Bleecher; great-grandchildren; Nathan Palmieri, Maddison Sweet, Kylee and Brandlyn Bleecker. She is also survived by sister, Sharon (John Carroll) Holecek; brother, Kenneth A. and Shirl Coolbaugh, Jr. ex-sister-in-law, Linda Coolbaugh, and several nieces and nephews. Her very dear friends, John & Ruth Gasineski, Jan Burns, Denny & Donna Grey, Yvonne Kent, and Billy Morrison also survive Kay, and if I missed you, you know who you are. Kay loved watching, betting, and going to the race track and OTB with her family and friends. We the Family would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Linda Coolbaugh for all the hours she spent giving tender, loving care to Our Mother, Grandmother, Sister, & Aunt. We would also like to thank Hospice for the brief time they were there for support and help. Friends & Family will be received Sunday, 4/17/2011 from 2:30 to 4:30pm at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Committal service will follow calling hours at 4:30 pm with Deacon George Welch officiating. She will be laid to rest at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery.    Star Gazette – April 17, 2011
 

 

COON Frederick C.
Age 85, of Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Tues. June 30, 2009. Fred was born Oct. 12, 1923 in the Town of Veteran, a son to the late Harold and Ruth (Dullin) Coon. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Beverly J. Coon; sons and daughters, Lawrence and Cheryl Coon of Corning, NY, David and Janice Coon of Fairport, NY, Thomas and Virginia Coon of Corning, NY, Deborah and Kenneth Trammel of Phelps, NY, Jacqueline and Donald Sempler of Horseheads, NY, Donald and Jeanne Coon of West Elmira, NY; daughter-in-law, Louise Coon of California; grandchildren, Brian (Jennifer) Coon, Michael Coon, Brennan (Kristin) Coon, Sarah and Timothy Coon, Chelsea, Kendra and Jonah Trammel, Joshua, Mark and Jeanine Sempler, Hannah and Alexander Coon; great-grandchildren, Liam and Molly Coon, and Ashtyn Coon; brother and sister, Richard (Jean) Coon of Horseheads, NY, Betty (Clark) Barnes of Elmira NY; sisters-in-law, Phoebe (Joe) Cornell, Virginia Coon, Marilyn Flemons; brothers-in-law, Norman and James Evans; and many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Fred was also predeceased by his son, Gary Coon in 1972; grandson, Gregory Coon in 1992; brothers, Harold, Earl, Floyd and Eugene Coon and Robert Tompkins. Fred was a member of Teamsters local #529. He was a lifelong truck driver and a retired independent owner and operator of his own trucking and transportation firm since 1963. Fred was a devoted husband, loving father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and friend to many. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Sunday July 5, 2009 from 4-7:00. His service will take place there at the funeral home on Monday, July 6, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. Dorothy-Yorke Alloway officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where full Military Honors will be accorded.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/2/2009

GREGORY A. COON
 Gregory A. Coon, 23, of Buffalo, NY, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died May 9, 1992. Greg was a 1986 graduate of Horseheads High School and was an Eagle Scout.  In December of 1991 he graduated with a BA from Buffalo State and had recently accepted a position with Transamerica Corp. in Buffalo. His family includes his parents, Lawrence and Cheryl (O'Hare) Coon; brother, Brian of Buffalo; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Shirley O'Hare of Elmira and Burton (Louise) O'Hare of Big Pond, PA; paternal grandparents, Frederick and Beverly Coon of Horseheads; paternal great-grandparents, Mrs. Helen Evans of Horseheads, NY and J. Max (Dorothy) Evans of Elmira; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on May 13 (11 am) with the Rev. J. Keith Kissell officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Greg's name may be made to the Five Rivers Council, Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 87, Bath, NY 14810. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1992)

COOPER –MRS. ALBERTA THOMAS of 1118 Oak St., Sunday, Oct. 31, 1954.  Widow of Archie J. Thomas, member of St. Luke’s Congregational Church, Local Chapter, Order of Eastern Star.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Valora Noyes and Mrs. Vivian Morris, both of Elmira; brother, Squire Cooper of Binghamton; several grandchildren.  Body at James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St. where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Seth P. Staples.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/1/1954

CHARLES W. (CHUCK) COOPER 91, formerly of Penn Yan, NY died Wednesday, December 18, 2002 at Riverwoods in Lewisburg.  He and his wife, the former Mary Eleanor Woodford, celebrated their 56th wedding anniversary on Nov. 27.  Born on March 17, 1911 in Erin, NY, he was the son of the late Archie and Gladys Bardeen Cooper.  Church was an Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II serving 22 months in the European Theatre with the 367th Fighter Squadron.  He received the New York State Conspicuous Star and Medal for Merit.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Masonic Lodge and American Legion Post 355, all of Penn Yan, NY.  Graveside services will be held 11:30 am Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY with Rev. Susan Husted officiating.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/2002

COOPER FAITH E DYER
Faith E. Age 78, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Lowman, NY. She was born January 4, 1928, daughter of the late George and Olive (Foltz) Cooper and died Wednesday, June 21, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie J. Dyer; daughters, Connie Ayres and Katherine Dyer; brothers, Richard, Gilbert, Robert, Harold and Norman; sisters, Florence and Dortha. She is survived by her children, Kenneth, Carl, Robert and Faith Arlene; brother, Manford and sisters Gloria, Thelma and Shirley. Private services, with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery will be held at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

COOPER John W.
"Daddy Cooper" - Age 77 of Elmira, NY, died on October 23, 2008, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with his loving family at his side. John is survived by his wife of 55 years, Betty L. (McClure) Cooper; sons, John D. Cooper and Kenneth L. Cooper; daughter, Mary Anne Cooper; granddaughters, Erin Colleen Cooper, Katelynn Marie Cooper, and Megan P. Cooper; brother and sister-in-law, Glenn and Lois Cooper; nieces, Sheri (Hal) Schrock, Kathy Browngardt, Karen (Steve) Rexford, Lucinda Bennett, Sue (Mark) Canale; nephews, Jim (Mary Ann) Cooper, Jim Bennett, Tom Bennett, Robert McClure and William McClure; sisters-in-law, Jane Bennett, Barbara McClure, and Nancy (Jim) Mullin. John was an Eagle Scout, a Boy Scout Leader of Troop #38, for many years and a Counselor at Camp Seneca. He was a Lieutenant Governor of Southport Kiwanis Club, also a member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club. John was involved in several Masonic Organizations for many years and a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church for 55 years. John was an avid Buffalo Bills Fan and a season ticket holder for the last 37 years. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 27, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday Evening at 8:00 p.m., Pastor Mark Erway will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Elmira Kiwanis Foundation, 317 Glenn Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905 or the charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/24/2008 - 10/25/2008

 

COPELAND Gordon Copeland

Age 91 of Painted Post, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 15, 2012. At Gordon's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Interment of Gordon's ashes will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Gordon was a U.S. Air Force Veteran serving in WWII and was a retired inspector from the Ness Inc. of Rochester, NY.  Arrangements: Baker Family Funeral Home. Star Gazette – December 18, 2012

 

COPP - CHAPMAN
Lucinda J. Age 54, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, February 4, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by a daughter, Serenity Chapman. Survivors include her husband, Robert Chapman of Elmira; son, Joshua Talbot of Elmira; daughter, Bridget Chapman of Elmira; mother, Norma (Lee) Montgomery of Elmira; father, Richard (Marge) Copp of Topeka, KS; brothers, Richard (Dani) Copp of Acworth, GA, and Daniel (Chae) Copp of Monroe, NY; sisters, Anita (Fred) Beard of Elmira, Kim Spencer of Winter Springs, FL, and Sue Williams of Searchlight, NV; brothers-in-law, James (Barbara) Chapman of Elmira, Richard Chapman of Lima, NY, and William (Sheryl) Chapman of AZ; sisters-in-law, Sharon Chapman of Horseheads, and Carol (William) Ewert of Lavonia, NV: along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, February 8th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

COREY – Helene [Mrs. Alonzo P.] Noble -sister of Attorney H B Corey, died Monday evening at her home in Wells [Township, Bradford Co., PA] after an illness of several months. She was 54 years old. She is survived by her husband, one daughter, Mrs. Adale Tobias of Horseheads and one son Glenn C. Noble at home. One sister, Mrs. S. S. Gunard of Elmira and two brothers, Mark Corey of Elmira and Attorney Corey of this place. The funeral and interment will be in Elmira on Thursday.

Mark R. COREY died this morning at 3 o’clock at the family home, 1057 Pennsylvania avenue aged fifty-four years. He is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. F. F. Leonard of Elmira; a brother, Harry Corey of Troy, Pa. Mr. Corey was a son of the late David Corey of Coreyland, Pa. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 3:30 o’clock and will be private. Please omit flowers. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.(handwritten on article Sep 14, 1922)

COREY - BURHYTE
           Roberta C. Retired Nurses Aid Age 86, of 1313 Hall St., Elmira, NY died at Elcor Nursing Care Center in Horseheads, NY on June 6, 2000 after an  extended illness. Roberta was born on November 17, 1913 to the late Burton & Ruth Corey in Hopbottom, PA. Beloved mother and best friend of her only son whom she cherished through the years, Thomas W. Burhyte & Priscilla Davis of Gibson, NY. Loving and always the best mother and caring friend to her daughterAudrey H. Comfort of Elmira, NY. Former daughter-in-law Rose Burhyte of  Horseheads, NY whom she liked and loved as someone very special. Loving and giving Grandmother to Jill C. Burhyte, who was always there when grandma needed her. God Bless You! Loving and caring Grandmother to David & Laura Jessick of Elmira, Tommy & Kris Burhyte of Gilbert, AZ, Scott Burhyte of Horseheads and Cheryl Semler of Elmira. Great Grandmother to Ashley Burhyte of Horseheads who always had time for her. Lindsey & Amanda Jessick of Elmira, Jaclyn, James & Corinne Burhyte of AZ, Zachari Semler of Elmira andCasey Burhyte of Southport. Surviving sisters Leola Wood of Binghamton, NY  and Jenny Bryant of FL. Roberta was a lifelong Baptist. Family and friends are  invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, June 8th from 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Service will be held there on Friday, June 9th at 11 AM. Rev. Larry  Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CORNELL Archie L. Star-Gazette Retiree Was born April 12, 1928 in Wellsburg, NY, the son of the late Ray and Bessie Cornell, died peacefully on Tuesday, June 27, 2006, at the Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY, at the age of 78. His first wife, Elaine (Anderson) Cornell in 1985, predeceased him. He is survived by his beloved wife, Nancy (Goodenough) Cornell; loving daughters, Wendy Cornell of Elmira, NY, Amy (Joseph) Longwell of Pine City, NY, and their children, Jennifer and Stephen Longwell; stepchildren, Jack (Joy) Brewer of Millerton, PA, Chuck (Valerie) Brewer of Illinois, Mark (Renee) Brewer of Texas, Jennifer Brewer of Arkansas; along with several step grandchildren, step great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many friends. Archie was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and proudly served his country. He retired from the Elmira Star-Gazette after 30+ years of dedicated service as a composer. He was a faithful member of the North Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, June 30, 2006, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring Archie's life will follow the visitation (2 p.m.). The Reverend Gary Chorpenning will celebrate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Cornell full Military Honors. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Association P. O. Box # 588, Elmira, NY 14902. The Cornell family wishes to extend their sincere gratitude to the entire staff at Bethany Manor for the love and care given to Archie.

CORNELL Reeve C.
Age 94 of Horseheads, NY. died Saturday, December 8th, 2007. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Linda Cornell of Horseheads, NY; grandson, Chris (Michelle) Cornell of Elmira Heights; stepgrandchildren, Crystal (Jonathan) Watts of MI, Sarena Blake, also of MI; and numerous other extended family members. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside service Saturday, December 15th, 2007, 1:00 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. The family will provide all necessary floral arrangements, those wishing please make memorials to the charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/11/2007.
 

 

CORSON Lena B.

Lena B. Berry, 90, of Elmira died September 11, 1987. She was a member of the Westside United Methodist Church and was predeceased by her husband, Cecil R. Berry Sr., in 1968 and her son, Atty. Douglas C. Berry, in 1986. She is survived by sons, Cecil R. Berry Jr. of Montrose, PA, Richard C. Berry of Vestal, NY; grandchildren, Jonathan Berry of Spring, TX, 1st Lt. Thomas Berry of Enid, OK, 1st Lt. Benjamin Berry of Ft. Polk, LA, Emily Berry of Austin, TX, Susan Berry of Troy, PA, Elizabeth Berry of Vestal, NY and Ann Berry of Vestal, NY. Funeral services were held at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home in Elmira on September 14 with Rev. Keith R. Haverkamp officiating and burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated. (TGR Sept. 17, 1987)
 

 

The funeral of Clifford CORTRIGHT, late of Pine City, was held in the Holly funeral home today at 2 p.m. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.(handwritten on article – Died Feb. 5, 1930; buried Feb. 8, 1930)
 

 

COSTLEY Donald D.
Age 70, of Elmira died unexpectedly on Monday, November 16, 2009 at home. Don was a son of the late Archie and Agnes Shablom Costley. He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Donna Panetta Costley; sisters, Marie A. Kelsey and Kathy D. Bury; brothers, Robert C. Costley, David A. (Dawn) Costley and Jerome A. (Ginny) Costley. Don is also survived by several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Thursday November 19, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Published in Star-Gazette on November 18, 2009

CORWIN, Elizabeth
Elmira Telegram, Sunday, May 2, 1897
Mrs. David Bennett
The funeral of Mrs. David Bennett of Hendy Creek, who died at the home of her son, J. Bennett of West Hill was held Sunday. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Alanson Mosher, of Millerton, is a daughter of the deceased.(Elizabeth Corwin, 2nd wife of David Bennett, my 2nd ggrandfather from my grandfathers side. J. Bennett is Jacob Myers Bennett and Mrs. Alanson Mosher is Margaret Ann Bennett. They are both her step children although their mother, Mary Sawyer died when they were young and Elizabeth was a good mother to them. She never had children of her own. David is buried with his first wife, Mary Sawyer, along with their 2 year old son, Peter Kimber Bennett in Webb Mills Cemetery, Southport, Chemung Co., NY.Submitted by Darla Simbert)

CORWIN Elizabeth (Corwin) Bennett
Mrs. David Bennett - The funeral of Mrs. David Bennett of Hendy Creek, who died at the home of her son, J. Bennett of West Hill was held Sunday. Interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery. Mrs. Alanson Mosher, of Millerton, is a daughter of the deceased.  Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY Sunday, May 2, 1897 (casay2@bresnan.net)  *Note to Joyce - Elizabeth is my 2nd great step-grandmother and that's how I know her name. Daughter of Seth Corwin. No children of her own, only step children she raised.

CORWIN - CROSS
H. Elizabeth Age 82 of Bethany Manor, formerly of Elmira, died peacefully, Sunday, April 29, 2001 at Bethany Manor; joining her beloved husband Arthur; parents, Walter and Letha Kellogg Corwin; and daughter, Susan. She is survived by her daughter, Marlene Liquori of Daytona Beach, FL, with husband Michael; grandchildren, Lorrie Case with husband Byron of Campell, NY, Mandy Adams with husband Leon of Elmira, Molly Lee, with husband Timothy of Elmira, Megan Shaffer of Elmira Heights, Melissa and Joshua Sample of Corning; along with twelve great grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, May 3, 2001 from 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, with Reverend Janice Fitzgerald officiating. Private interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Elizabeth's memory may be directed to Chemung County Alzheimer's Support Group, 425 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira NY 14902. She was a long time teacher at Thomas Edison High School and retired as the head of the Business Department. She was a member of North Presbyterian Church and was also a member of the NYS Retired Teachers Association.

COSTELLO Kay Francis Age 64, of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday, May 31, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Kay was born on September 13, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Vincent and Georgiana (Fenton) Costello. She is survived by her sister, Diana (William) DeMerio of Baldwinsville, NY; brothers, Lawrence (Marian) Costello of Bethel Park, PA, and Allan "Steve" (Maureen) Costello of Elmira, NY; also numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Along with her parents, her brothers, Gene and Gerald Costello, predeceased Kay. She was a loving sister and aunt who spent her time, treasures and talent enriching the lives of her family. In her spare time she enjoyed playing cards, especially Texas Hold'm; also enjoyed bowling, using her computer and was an avid Yankee and Washington Redskins fan. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, June 3, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal service there Saturday at 3:00 p.m. Interment will take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.

MISS SARA COTTON, a member of the family of the Home for Aged for the past nine years died at 3:45 a.m. Friday, Apr; 4, 1941.  She is survived by a sister, Mrs. M. H. Murphy of Wilkes-Barre and several nieces and nephews.  The body is in the Harrington Funeral Home and Monday will be taken to the Home for Aged where a prayer service will be held.  Funeral at Trinity Church Monday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. Henry E. Hubbard officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Miss Cotton was the oldest living member of Trinity Church.  –Elmira Star-gazette 4/4/1941

COURSEN, Sarah Elizabeth
Miss Sarah Elizabeth Coursen of Southport Corners, died Sunday night at 8 o’clock.  She resided at the home of Leman Knapp at Southport Corners.  The decedent is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John Compton of Gillett, Pa., and Mrs. Ella Retta Knapp of Southport Corners; a brother, H. E. B. Coursen of Warren, O.  The funeral will be held at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Leman Knapp at Southport Corners, Tuesday at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. H. A. Depfer will officiate and burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

COWAN - BROWN, Alice L.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born August 31, 1928 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Milton McIntosh and Thelma Cowan, died
peacefully on Sunday, February 7, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 81. Her loving husband, Howard K. Brown; grandson, Frankie Fudala; brothers, Edward and Milton; and step-father, Guy Cowan predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Jennifer Bunn of Suffolk, VA, Dennis Brown of Gillett, PA, Debra Brown (fiancé, Stuart) of Elmira, NY, Todd Brown of Satsuma, FL, Tamara (Rob) Tyler of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; sisters, Elaine (Dale) Landon of Elmira, NY, Lois Langdon of Phoenix, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Alice retired from the Chemung County License Bureau as a clerk after 20 years of dedicated service. She was a brilliant seamstress, making many wedding dresses and dolls. She also enjoyed knitting and crocheting. Above everything else was her family; they were her life! Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, February 10, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Howard. THANK YOU - The family of Alice L. Brown wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to the 4th floor day and night time staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the outstanding love and care given to their loving mother.

COWAN - DECKER, Irene C.
Age 81, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Sunday, November 4, 2007 at Elcor Health Services. She was born on August 27, 1926 in Athens, PA to the late Frank and Mary (Smith) Cowan. Irene was predeceased by her husband, Elbert Decker in 1973. Survivors include her son, Terrence (Debbie) Decker of Horseheads; daughters, Annette (Jesse) Ford of Elmira and Kathleen Graves of Elmira Heights; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Private services and interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery.

GUY S. COWAN, age 83, of Elmira, NY, and also Wayne, NY, in the summer, died on Wednesday, December 17, 1997 at home surrounded by his loving and caring family.  He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Thelma Cowan; son, Eugene (Alberta) Cowan of Elmira; daughter, Elaine (Dale) Landon of Elmira; stepdaughters, Alice (Howard) Brown of Elmira and Lois (Frank) Langdon of Tucson, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brothers, John Cowan, Willard Cowan and Robert Cowan all of Rockford, IL; sister, Gladys Carlson of Rockford, IL, several nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m.  A funeral and committal service will be held there Friday at 8 p.m.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Guy was a foreman for American LaFrance for 35 years when he retired.  He was a WWII Army Veteran and a past member of the Webb Mills Church.  Guy was an avid reader who loved good western movies, carpentry, and the sunsets at his Waneta Lake cottage.  Those wishing may make memorial donations in Guy’s name to the Boy Scouts of America, PO Box 5190, Horseheads, NY or to the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

COWAN - SPOTTS Mary Margaret Cowan "Muggsey"
Age 87 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday May 16, 2007 at home surrounded by her loving family. Mrs. Spotts was born June 9, 1919 in Spanglar, PA the daughter of the late Charles and Anne Wadell Cowan. She is also pre-deceased by her siblings Agnes, Charles, Carlyle, and Emery. Mary married her husband, Boyd M. Spotts, on July 31, 1940 and they would have celebrated their 67th Wedding Anniversary on July 31, 2007. Mary was active in many community affairs and was the first woman elected to the Elmira City School Board. She served on The Glove House Board of Directors and was once recognized as Woman of The Year for Professional and Business Women. Mary also worked at The Arnot Ogden Hospital until she and her beloved husband founded Spotts Innovations in 1956. Mary loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. She will be remembered by many for her compassion for the elderly. Throughout her life, she cared for countless friends and neighbors who could not care for themselves. Mrs. Spotts is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 67 years Boyd M. Spotts; her loving children: Bud & Diane Spotts, Chucksey & Barb Spotts, and Bill & Sherry Spotts; grandchildren: Mary Ann (Mark) Callahan, Amy Spotts , Kelly (Jeff) Keagle, Katy (Darren) Ascone, and Beau Spotts; great grandchildren: Chloe and Ethan Callahan, Max and Mason Keagle, and Bella Ascone. Mary is also survived by her sisters and brothers Betty Fadale, Linta Emigh, Grace Oakes, Ruth Friends, Eli (Gert) Cowan, and Jim (Marian) Cowan; sister-in-law: Posie Hurd; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. The Spotts family wish to thank the following care-givers who provided Mary with love and compassion during her final journey in life: Carol Holecek, Margaret Sadler, Bonnie Butler, Deanna Deniero, the Staff of Hospice, and Dr. Thomas Rodgers and Dr. Dominic Romeo. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday May 18, 2007 from 1-3 and 5-7 PM. Mrs. Spotts' Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with Pastor Sidney Aldrich officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.

COWLES, Augustus, First President of Elmira College
 



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