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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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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

Elmer DAGGETT, a well known farmer who resided on the macadam road between Bulkhead and Pine City, the past 32 years, died this morning aged seventy-one years. He was a veteran of the Civil War, having served as a private in Company A, Pennsylvania Infantry, and a member of Baldwin Post, No. 6? Of this city, also a member of the Newtown Lodge, IOOF. The decedent is survived by his widow, also a brother and a sister residing in Marinette, Wis; a niece Mrs. Mary Criss Weller of Elmira, a nephew, Miles Criss of Trowbridge, Pa. The funeral will be held at home Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Henry of Pine City to officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, the committal service to be by Baldwin Post, No. 6, G.A. (handwritten on article – Nov. 30) 


DAGGETT, Herbert M. - Herbert M. Daggett. The funeral of Herbert M. Daggett late of Elmira was held Tuesday morning at 10 o'clock at Lake Street Presbyterian Church. The Rev. R. Lew Williams officiated. Mrs. Marie Carr Fraser sang the hymns and the bearers were George A. Personius, Charles Lay, E. R. Springstead, L. C. Beebe, Chester E. Howell, Alvin A. Walter, F. S. Hunter, William S. Barnes, E. C. Fish. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.

DAIS
Louis J. Age 86 died Monday, January 21, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Louis was born in Charleston, SC, son of the late Michael and Elizabeth (Fraiser) Dais. Louis retired from Remington Rand as a machinist after several years of service. He was a member of the Usher Board and Honorary Trustee of the Fredrick Douglas Memorial Church. He was a member of the Elks, "Queen City Lodge," Post 174 IBPE of W for 64 years. Louis was also an Employee of the Chemung County Office of Aging. Survivors include his wife, Essie Dais of Hampton, VA; daughter Jonnie Mae (John L.) Smith of Hampton, VA; father-in-law, Ashley Perry of Elmira; brothers-in-law Willie (Nancy) Brown of Elmira and Robert (Ernestine) Brown of Myrtle Beach, SC; grandchildren, Ericka Brown of Clinton, MD, Michael, Brandi, Sheina, Shana and Brittney Brown all of Elmira; nieces Evelyn Williams and Mary Boyd, both of Elmira; cousins Ethel (Dais) Geathers, Edna Fraiser and Robert Dais all of Charleston, SC and a host of grand nephews and nieces. Louis was predeceased by brother Leonard and sisters Ethel Perry and Evalina Lazarus. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, January 24, 2002 from 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours will also be held on Friday, January 25, 2002 from 11 to 1 PM at Fredrick Douglas Memorial Church, 402 Madison Avenue. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1 PM with Reverend Roosevelt Simmons officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

DALEY Carolyn D. Smith

Age 69 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 14, 1942 in Elmira, daughter of the late Dewitt and Helene (Mathews) Daley and died Wednesday, May 18, 2011 unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her husband David on September 2, 2010 and brother Robert M. Daley. Carolyn is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law Karen S. and Gordon R. Brion of Canandaigua, NY, Sarah M. and Matthew Perry of Mansfield, PA; son and daughter-in-law Robert D. and Wendy Smith of Rio Rancho, NM; grandchildren Maximilian Holleran, Piper Perry, Elizabeth and Alexander Brion, Aiden and Teegan Smith; aunt Joan Crooker of Corning along with several nieces and nephews. Carolyn retired from the Elmira City School District as an elementary teacher. After retiring she was very active with the Ladies Auxiliary at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center logging over 6,000 hours; she was part of the Arnot's "No One Dies Alone" initiative, sitting with dying patients; volunteered with Literacy Volunteers and was a member of the Red Hat Society. She loved to read, knit, do puzzles, travel and bake and was known as the "treat lady". A loving wife, mother and grandmother, she adored her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, May 25th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Carolyn through donations to the AOMC Ladies Auxiliary, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.   Star Gazette – May 21, 2011

 

DALEY Henry U. "Sparky"
Age 94, of 323 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY. He was born August 14, 1913 in St. James, Jamaica, son of the late Robert and Elethia (Brown) Daley, and with great peace transitioned Saturday, October 6, 2007, at home. He was predeceased by his son, Marty; and daughter, Elethia. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Martha (Bazzle); daughters, Barbara Scott of Norristown, PA, Dorothy Schuler of TX, Gwendolyn Daley of Elmira, Victoria and Veronica Daly, both of Los Angeles, CA. Mr. Daley was a member of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church. He retired from Kennedy Valve and was formerly employed with Streeter Associates. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira, on Sunday, October 14th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Monday, October 15th, from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. Rev. Johnnie Vaughn will officiate; Rev. Gwendolyn Daley, his daughter, will offer the Eulogy. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/13/2007.

DALGLISH - WEISMANN, Marian Dalglish
died March 11, 2008 in Bay Village, Ohio. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will be held on Saturday, May 3, at 10 a.m. at The Park Church, 208 W Gray St., Elmira.  Interment to immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/27/2008.

Miss Hannah DALRYMPLE ,a lifelong resident of the Town of Southport, died this morning at 5:45 o’clock at the home of her brother, Ephriam Dalrymple, on South Broadway, near Bulkhead. Miss Dalrymple had been a president of the Beecher Central W. C. T. U. and at the time of her death was the vice-president of that society. The decedent was one of the leading temperance workers of the Southern Tier for many years and was highly respected. Miss Dalrymple also was a life-long member of the south Presbyterian Church of Southport Corners. She is survived by two half-sisters, Mrs. Anna Smith of Seeley Creek and Mrs. Mary Rowlee of Bend, Oregon. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 o’clock. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 1923)

June 20, 1948 Syracuse Herald Journal, page 43
A.H. Damon Dies at 69
ALBERT H. DAMON, 69, of Springfield, Mass., died yesterday morning in
Crouse-Irving Hospital after a short illness.  A native of Penn Yan, where he was born Oct. 30, 1878, he was graduated from Syracuse University in 1902.  He was a member of Psi Upsilon and Phi Beta Kappa fraternities.  He attended the commencement exercises held Monday at the university.For a period of 25 years he was assistant manager in the advertising department of the New York Times and for five years was davertising manager of the New York Herald Tribune.  Five years ago the family moved to Springfield, Mass., where he was in the advertising business.He was the son of Hattie Salisbury Damon and the Rev. Albert N. Damon, deceased, a former Methodist misister in Centeral New York.   Surviving him are his wife, Mrs. Grace Telfer Damon; one daugther, Mrs. George E. King of Arlington, VA, and one son, Albert H. Damon, Jr. of  Milford, Conn., and five grandchildren.  Services will be held at 2:30 P.M. Tuesday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira (Chemung Co).

 

DANIELS Edward C. Daniels

Born on September 17, 1935 in Sayre, PA. He was predeceased by his parents, Edward E. and Louise and brother, Sidney. Edward was employed by Ingersoll-Rand, Athens, PA and IBM Corp. He was a life member and past president of both Sayre Fire Dept. Engine 1 and Ambulance Corps. (now Greater Valley Emergency Medical Service). He also was a member of the Penn-York Highlanders for 45 years and the Elks, Moose and Masonic Lodge. Edward is survived by his wife, Virginia (Squires) Parker Daniels; Virginia's foster son, Laverne L. Krause; son, Paul R. and granddaughter, Brittany Jane; sisters, Jessie Louise Wolcott and Paula Cleveland; and brother, Fred Daniels. He also leaves several nieces, nephews, cousins and a multitude of friends. He spent many happy seasons in sunny Florida. Calling hours will be Tuesday, September 3, 2013, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Memorial Services will be held following calling hours at 1 p.m. The Rev. Richard Elliott will officiate. Graveside Services will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery directly following the service.

 Star Gazette – September 1, 2013

 

LEON C. DANIELS, 80, of Gillett RD 2 died Sunday, March 8, 1988, at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Elmira.  He was born Oct. 26, 1907, in Elmira, the son of Archie and Hattie Comfort Daniels.  He was an area farmer.  Mr. Daniels is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marion Evelyn Wood Daniels; a sister, Betty Montgomery of San Diego, Calif.; brother-in-law, Clarence Bailey of Elmira; aunt, Hazel Freeland of Cortland, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews.  The funeral service will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Donald Rockwell will officiate.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends are invited to call at the funeral home Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. –Towanda Daily Review.

MISS CHRISTENA F. DARMSTADT died Saturday, Sept. 28, 1940 at her home at 375 W. Gray St., after an extended illness.  She leaves a brother, John M. of Elmira.  Miss Darmstadt was a member of Harmony Chapter, OES and of the First Baptist Church.  The body is in the Smith and Fudge Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. R. N. Dutton will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/30/1940

DARMSTADT   Edmon N. Lifelong Resident of Caton, NY Age 92, died on Sunday, April
16, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. His sister, Wilma Chapman, and several nieces and nephews survive him. Edmon was predeceased by his sisters, Nita Davis and Agnes Kinsman; brothers, Leo, Austin and Lawrence Darmstadt. He was a retired employee of Bendix Corp., formerly the Eclipse, and he also retired from farming, which he did for many years. In his spare time Edmon enjoyed playing cards at both the Big Flats Community Center and the Millerton Community Center. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, April 19, 2006, from 4 to 7 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at the convenience of the family.

DARMSTADT - CHAPMAN, Wilma D.
Age 89, died Sunday, February 22, 2009 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Wilma was born April 11, 1919 the daughter of Nicholas and Kate Brewer Darmstadt. She is survived by her niece, Donna White, along with several other nieces, nephews; and the caring staff at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF. Wilma worked at Eclipse and Remington Rand. She was honored in 1988 for her work with Horseheads youth through the RSVP program. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, February 24, 2009 from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the end of the calling hour. Wilma will be laid to rest, next to her son, Gary, on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/23/2009

DARROW - RUTH A. FERGUSON
Ruth A. Ferguson, 72, of Elmira, NY died Saturday, December 15, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ruth was a member of the Free Methodist Church ihn Elmira and was a former employee of Remington Rand. She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Deborah and Gary Novick of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Phinney of Troy, PA, Mabel Miller of Elmira, NY; brothers, Manley Darrow of Horseheads, NY and Donald Darrow of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews; long time friend and companion, Clifford Oldroyd of Elmira, NY. Funeral services were held December 18 at the Fee Methodist Church with the Rev. Lloyd Payne officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, December 20, 1990)

DARRT - BAKER
Elizabeth R. "Betty" Age 86, and longtime resident of Elmira, died Sunday evening, February 19, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Betty was born February 28, 1919 in Rochester, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur W. and Helen Williams Dartt. She was a retired worker at Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights and a volunteer at St. Joseph's Hospital Auxiliary for many years. Betty is predeceased by her husband, Myles A. Baker; and brother, Robert W. Dartt. She is survived by her son, Myles R. Baker Sr.; grandchildren, Myles R. Baker Jr. and John M. Baker, all of Horseheads; former daughter-in-law, Margaret M. Farrell of Corning; and several cousins. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Friday, February 24, 2006, from 5 to 6 p.m. Her Funeral Service will immediately follow. Betty will be buried next to her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira at the convenience of the family.

DATES Raymond C. Jr. Age 58, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, January 16, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Raymond was born on July 22, 1948, son of Raymond Sr. and Eva (Dubiak) Dates. He served our country in the United States Army Reserve from 1978 to 1984. Raymond worked for the City of Elmira in the Buildings and Grounds Dept. for many years. He enjoyed fishing and golfing and spending time with his children. He will be dearly missed by his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Virginia "Jenny" Dates; daughters, Kim McCallum of Buffalo, NY, and Kristi Dates of Elmira; sons, Eric and Jeremy Dates, both of Elmira; mother, Eva Dates of Elmira, NY; sister, Beverly Pickering of Rochester, NY; grandchild, Brittnee McCallum of Westfield, PA; several aunts, uncles and cousins; three special granddogs, Lucy Moon, Daisy Doo and Mercedes Elizabeth "Hot Dog." Raymond was predeceased by his father, Raymond Sr. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, January 20, 2007, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Larry Appenzeller officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions in memory of Raymond can be made to the American Lung Association at 3 Winners Circle, Suite 300, Albany, NY 12205.

DAVID –MRS. ELIZABETH DAVID MCCORN, 87 of 819 Mt. Zoar St., formerly of Hammondsport, Wednesday, April 12, 1961.  She was the widow of Van V. McCorn and a member of First Presbyterian Church, Hammondsport.  Survived by daughter, Mrs. Ruth M. Getz of Elmira; two nephews; one niece.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. J. T. M. Wilson and the Rev. Benjamin Kaselian.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/1961

DAVIDSON - Death of Mrs. Mary H. Dumars
Mrs. Mary H. Dumars, widow of the late Captain Dumars, died at the Arnot-Ogden hospital Wednesday morning. Her death was the result of a surgical operation, which , owing to her weak condition, was not successful. The deceased was born in Oneida county. Her age was sixty-four years. She was a sister of Captain John T. Davidson, of this city, and is survived by a stepson, James H. of this city, and a stepdaughter, Emma Dumars of Brooklyn. The funeral took place from the family residence, West Water street, Friday afternoon. The remains were interred in Woodlawn cemetery.

 

DAVIDSON Millicent D. Geiger

Age 87 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday morning September 26, 2013. She was born October 26, 1925 in Dayton, Washington to the late Edward & Beulah Davidson. Millicent is survived by sons; Grant (Emily) Geiger of St. Petersburg Fla., Greg (Ruth) Geiger of Knoxville, Tenn., Gary (Deb) Geiger of Elmira, NY., daughter; Melissa (Pat) Walsh of Gladstone, Mo., grandchildren; Hillary Geiger, Janine Geiger, Grant Geiger, Eric Geiger, Phillip Geiger & several great-grandchildren; brother in-law Dr. Arthur W. Wellington & several nieces & nephews. She was predeceased by sister Marilynn Wellington. Millicent was a retired supervisor from Glove House after many years of service. Millicent was a Soroptomist, member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church & the Twin Tier Jazz Society. FRIENDS MAY CALL AT THE LAKE ST. PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH ON MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30, FROM 10AM-12NOON, WITH FUNERAL SERVICES FOLLOWING CALLING HOURS. LAY PASTOR PRISCILLA ANDREWS OFFICIATING. INTERMENT OF MILLICENT'S ASHES WILL FOLLOW AT WOODLAWN CEMETERY ELMIRA. Flowers are welcome, or those wishing may make memorial contributions to the Lake St. Presbyterian Church 300 Lake St. Elmira, NY. 14901.  Star Gazette – September 27, 2013  

 

DAVIES –EDNAJANE DAVIES SPRENG age 94 formerly of Pine City, NY passed away on Monday December 1, 2014 in San Antonio, Texas. Ednajane was born January 25, 1920 in Utica, NY the daughter of the late Thomas Aubrey Davies and Edna Rosina Blanchard Davies. She earned her Bachelor's Degree in Education from Cortland State Teachers College. Ednajane married her husband, William Edward Spreng on July 31, 1948 and he pre-deceased her on September 15, 1984. She was also pre-deceased by her brother-in-law Robert Spreng and sisters-in-law Dorothy Spreng Cox and Elizabeth Spreng both of Utica, NY. Mrs. Spreng was a Third Grade Teacher at Hendy Avenue School in Elmira, NY for 35 years retiring in 1987 and was a member of The Retired Teachers Association at Hendy Avenue School. She was a member of The First Baptist Church of Elmira since 1933. Mrs. Spreng volunteered at The Information Desk at The Arnot Ogden Medical Center always greeting people with a smile. Ednajane is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law : Linda & Hans Liebe of San Antonio, Texas, Nancy & Michael Hughes of Waverly, NY, and Janice Sullivan of Coatsville, PA; son and daughter-in-law: Thomas E. & Sally Spreng of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Julie Hughes Romano of Waverly, NY, P.J. & Amy Sullivan of Scotland, Joe & Kate Sullivan of Plymouth, MA, Jennifer & Richard Bernal of Phoenix, AZ, Jason & Christy Spreng of Elmira, NY, and Kimberly Spreng of Elmira, NY; great grandchildren: Isabella Romano of Waverly, NY, Ava, Skylar, and Aaron Sullivan of Scotland, Ricky, Cynthia, and Zachary Bernal of Phoenix, AZ; sister-in-law: Peg (Mrs. Robert) Spreng of Dosman, Wisconsin; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday December 14, 2014 from 3-5 PM. Mrs. Spreng's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Arthur Reed officiating. Ednajane will be laid to rest next to her husband William in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Spreng through memorial contributions to The United Baptist Church 304 North Main Street Elmira, NY or to Alzheimer's Association 435 East Henrietta Road Rochester, NY: Attention: Development Office for Alzheimer's Research. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/2014

 

 

DAVIES Percy P-Elmira, a retired engineer on the Northern Central, died Monday, December 10, 1945 in the Arnot-Ogden Hospital, Elmira. Dr. M A Davis, a brother is the sole survivor of near relationship.

DAVIS, A.L.
A.L. Davis, a well-known barber of this city, died on Monday, at 1 p.m. at the family home, 511 Spaulding street, aged 50 years.  He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Elfie, at home; one brother John C. Davis, of this city; and two sisters, Mrs. I.C. Bosworth, of Mansfield Pa., and Mrs. Elwyn Soper, of Rutland, Pa.  The decedent was a member of Big Flats Lodge, No. 378, F. and A. M.  Mrs. Davis conducted the West End barber shop for some time, but for the past two months has been located in South Main street.  The funeral will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.  The Big Flats Masons will have charge of the committal services in Woodlawn cemetery.  The Rev. A. E. Atwater will officiate. – Elmira Star Gazette.

DAVIS - FLEMING, Avis Marie Davis
Age 89 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 31, 1918 in Footdale, Pensylvania to the late Willie and Elizabeth Davis and departed this life on Tuesday, May 6, 2008, at St Joseph's Hospital. She is preceded in death by her one son, Ernie R. Davis; two brothers, Walter and James; five sisters, Shirley, Margie, Helen, Dorothy and Mary. She leaves to cherish her memory her devoted husband of 40 years, Harold Fleming; three sisters, Marion Summers and Elaine Davis of Brooklyn, New York, Angeline McLee of Uniontown, Pennsylvania; three brothers, Alfred B., Willie Jr. and Charles C. Davis, all of Brooklyn, New York; two sisters-in-law, Elaine and Madelyn Davis of Atlanta, GA and Brooklyn, NY respectively; one Godson, Ernie Davis Brown of Pittsburg, PA; along with a host of nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends. Marie retired from St. Joseph's Hospital and Elmira College. She was a longtime and active member of Monumental Baptist Church, where she served faithfully on the Trustee Board and Usher Board. In addition to her work at Monumental, she volunteered at the Samaritan Center. Marie was also a member of the Omega Chapter #2, Order of Eastern Star P.H.A.; a member and past Daughter Ruler of Queen City Temple #146 and Elizabeth Kemborough Council of I.B.P.O.E. of W. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C, Harper St., Elmira, on Friday, May 9th from 6 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, May 10th at 10 a.m. Rev. James E. Jones, her Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved son, Ernie. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marie through donations to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, Central NY Chapter, 401 N. Salina St., Learbury Centre, Suite 304, Syracuse, NY 13203, in memory of Ernie Davis. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/9/2008.

DAVIS Dale Duane
Age 78, of Elmira, NY. He was born July 8, 1929 in Elmira, son of the late Lawrence and Edna (Johnson) Davis and died Monday, December 17, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Dorothy in 1992; and daughter, Marilyn Ketter in 1979. He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Dale E. and Cindy Davis, Daryl and Tonya Davis; daughter and son-in-law, Maureen and Pat Beschler, all of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Betty Davis of Farmington, NY; sisters, Marilyn Zinnie of Phoenix, AZ, and Joan Rockwell of Horseheads; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, John and Mary Evans of Elmira; 10 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Davis retired from Hilliard Corp., was a veteran of the U.S. Marines serving during World War II, a former member of F.O.E. 941 Elmira and was an avid bowler. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, December 19th, from 6 to 8 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.

DAVIS -  Dolores Davis "DeDe" Reynolds - Formerly of Elmira, NY, was born June 15, 1908 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Alfred and Flossie Jean (Barton) Davis died on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Lakeside Beikirch Care Center in Brockport, NY at the age of 101. Her sister, Eloise Davis Blodgett and Barton Davis predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, D. Jean Reynolds of Seattle, WA; M. Anthony (Kathy) Reynolds of Rochester, NY; Sarah (Peter) Terry of Hamlin, NY; grandchildren, Kirsten Anderberg of Seattle, WA; Laura (Jeremy) Gorsuch of Rochester, NY; Frank Reynolds of Nashville, TN; Dr. Michael Terry of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada; Dr. Alison Terry of Farmington, ME; David (Betty) Terry of Austin, TX; great grandchild, Noah Gibralter Anderberg; along with several nieces and nephews. "De De" was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and continued her education at Elmira College where she graduated in 1930. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, March 13, 2010 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. A memorial service in her honor will be held on March 20, 2010 at 1 PM at the First Presbyterian Church, 35 State Street, Brockport, NY. She will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to First United Methodist Church 1034 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845, Elmira College c/o Office of Development, 1 Park Place Elmira, NY 14901 or to a charity of one's choice. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.11.2010

DAVIS Ellen -  The following brief obit is for Ellen Stoddard (wife of Holmes Stoddard) who died in Elmira on 13 Sep 1885.  The obit appeared in the Elmira Advertiser  on 16 Sep 1885.  Her birth name was Ellen Davis.  She is buried in Woodlawn  Cemetery, Lot 43, Section N.  The published Woodlawn Cemetery records do not  include her since she has an unmarked grave.  My name is Kay Fordham - email kayhaworth@earthlink.net
Funeral of Mrs. Stoddard
The funeral of Mrs. Ellen Stoddard was held yesterday afternoon at 9:30 o'clock from the family residence, 705 Davis Street. The services were conducted by the Rev. O. A. Houghton. The floral gifts were quite profuse, consisting of crosses, wreathes, anchors, a sickle and pillow. Several selections were rendered by a trio composed of Mrs. Burlingame, Mrs. Kidder and Charles Palmer.

DAVIS - Mrs. Essie M. Ingersoll, 50 of 172 East Fourteenth Street, died this morning at 4:45 at a local hospital. She is survived by her husband, Lucius E.; a son, Austin L.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Davis of Elmira,  She was a member of Alert Chapter, O. E. S., and Mt. Sinai White Shrine of this city.  The remains repose at the W. E. Vunk Funeral home and tonight will be taken to the parents’ home, 960 Walnut Street, where a private funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p. m.  The Rev. E. L.  Harvey will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Friends may call at the home until Thursday noon.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 18, Tuesday, 23 June 1931)

DAVIS - Elmira Star-Gazette, Dec.31, 1918: "Mrs.Hannah C. Carman, widow of William H. Carman, died last evening at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nellie M. Mills of 438 West Clinton St., after an illness of two years' duration. Mrs. Carman suffered a paralytic seizure Friday night from which she never regained consciousness and the end brought relief after many months of suffering, which was born patiently and in true Christian spirit. Mrs. Carman was woman of sterling character, well-loved by all who knew her. She was a member of the Hedding Methodist Church, of which her husband was a charter member. She is survived by her daughter with whom she made her home; a son, Stephen A. Carman; a sister, Mrs. S.E. McNeelis of Newcastle, Pa.; two brothers, Russell Davis of Newcastle and David Davis of Binghamton; seven grandchildren, Mrs. Harry L. Crandell, Mrs. Albert W. Rolfe, Mrs. George N. Guise, Mrs. William J. Murphey, Dorothy Carman, and William Carman, all of this city, and Henry Greene of Nebraska. The funeral will be held at the home, 438 West Clinton Street, Thursday at 3:30 pm. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery."
Note: She was the daughter of Abraham and Jane Davis who migrated from Ulster County to Binghamton when Hannah was a teen-ager. She came to Elmira shortly after her marriage to William Carman. Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

 

DAVIS Joseph F., Sr.

Age 85, of Eastview Dr. in Horseheads, died at home on Monday, Nov. 11, 2013. He was born in Elmira on May 15, 1928 to Joseph and Rosa (Criss) Davis. He is survived by his wife of nearly 60 years, Marilyn (Watkins) Davis; son and daughter, Pam (Robert) Bauer of Bradenton, FL and Joseph (Pam) Davis Jr. of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Russell (Ashley) Bauer, SPC Patrick (Brittnay) Bauer, Ryan and Matthew Davis; great-granddaughter, Harper Rae Bauer; special niece, Michelle Masin of Horseheads, NY; and a host of neighbors and friends. Joe was predeceased by his sister, Arlene Masin, in 1996. Joe was a retired Electrician and past president of IBEW Local #139 and member of the Stage Hand Union-IATSE, working as stage hand at the Chemung County Fair and later the Clemens Center. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where he was an altar boy, usher, Sunday School Teacher, and member of the Vestry. He was a member of Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F. & A.M. and past master of the former Elmira Heights Lodge #62 F. & A.M. He was also a member of Cashmere Grotto, member and past president of Empire State Grotto Association. Joe was a member and past commander of Masonic War Veterans, Demolay Dad, and advisor of Constellation. He was also charter member of Horseheads Retired Lions. Joe was also a member of Elmira Heights American Legion, bus driver for the Mark Twain Cadets Junior Drum and Bugle Corps, US Army Veteran, and member of the Elmira Elks Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, today, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2013, from 5-7:45 p.m. Masonic Service at 7:45 p.m. A celebration of the Holy Eucharist will take place in Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St., Elmira on Friday at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Dr. William Lutz officiating. Burial service with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Joe with memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901 or Camp Turk, PO Box 132, Boonville, NY 13309.  Star Gazette – November 14, 2013

 

DAVIS - MILLER, SYLVIA T.,  Sylvia T. Miller, 96, of the Bethany Retirement Center in Horseheads, NY died September 4, 1986. She was born August 5, 1890 in Little Marsh, PA, the daughter of Alfred and Carrie Brewer Davis. She was a member of North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY and a life member of the Elmira Eastern Star.  Mrs. Miller is survived by daughter, Mrs. Benjamin (June) Vandermark of Gillett; grandson and granddaughter-in-law, David and Margherita Vandermark, Endicott, NY and grandson, Ronald J. Vandermark, RI; great-granddaughter, Sara Vandermark.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family, with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.  Arrangements are by the Vickery Funeral Home in Troy.  (TGR Sept.11, 1986)

 

DAVIS Thomas Daniel
Age 80 of Elmira, NY. He was born April 19, 1929 in Richmond Hill, GA, son of the late Dan Daniel and Versiele (Hughes) Davis and was called home to his heavenly Father on Sunday, August 23, 2009. He was predeceased by his first wife Rachel L. Davis, his beloved daughter Debra Jones, beloved son Rudolph Davis, devoted companion Mae Alice Myles and step daughter Carolyn Myles. Thomas is survived by his sisters Pauline Brown of Elmira and Cleo Patrick Moore of Philadelphia, PA; children Thomas Davis, Jr. of Savannah, GA, Gladystean Davis, Melvin L. Davis, Kelvin L. Davis, Willard C. Davis and Carl L. Davis all of Springfield, MA, Gwen Wysch of Elmira and Paula and Gregory Grant of Brunswick, GA; step children Katherine McMillan of Hazelhurst, GA, Robert L. and Mary A. (White) Myles, Cora L. Myles, Donald L. Myles, Lamar and Sharon (Myles) Bell all of Elmira, Curtis L. Myles of Homerville, GA and Maelene Hayes and DeWayne Edwards of Charlotte, NC. He leaves 49 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren and a large host of nieces, nephews and special friends. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira on Monday, August 31st from 10 to 11 am. His funeral service will begin at 11 am. Rev. Johnny Vaughn will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/29/2009

 

DAVIS William M. "Bill"

Elmira: Age 76, died at home surrounded by his loving family on Thursday, June 6, 2013 following a lengthy, courageous battle with heart disease. Bill was born on February 3, 1937 in Corning to the late Clifford and Esler (Naylor) Davis. He was predeceased by his brothers, David, James, Nathan, Lester and Clifford. He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (French) Davis whom he married on May 29, 1976 and just recently celebrated 37 years of marriage; children: daughters, Nancy (William) Blank of Wilmington, NC, Kimberly (Joel) Gerow of Campbell, NY, Dina (Knapp) (David) Watts and Danelle (Knapp) (Lindsay) Hakes all of Indianapolis, IN; sons, William (Jennifer) Davis Jr. of Bath, NY, Richard Knapp of Indianapolis, IN; his grandchildren, who loving called him Papa: Shawn (Brittany) Cosgrove, Zach Tucker, Amanda Gerow (Leroy VanNatta), Kayla Davis (Chad Cambra), Dylan and Gabrielle Davis, Alyssa Blank, Jessica and Jonathan Hakes, Brittney and Nicholas Watts; sister, Sylvia (Gary) Tetz of Twin Falls, Idaho; sister-in laws, Sheila Davis of Bad Axe, MI, Sharon (Dennis) Godwin of Elmira, NY; Judy (Thomas) Kiemeyer of Indianapolis, IN; brother-in-law, Randy French (Cindy Dennis) of Van Etten, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bill was employed at Ingersoll-Rand until 1965 when he became the owner and operator of Bill's Atlantic in Corning. In 1972 he started as a mechanic at Sears and retired as automotive sales manager after 22 years of dedicated service. He then worked for Corning Community College Auto Tech Facility in Elmira. Bill was an avid hunter and fisherman which he especially enjoyed doing with his son Bill. He also enjoyed camping, traveling, NASCAR and after retirement learned to enjoy golfing. He could fix anything and would tackle any home improvement project and do it to perfection. Bill was a member of the Elmira Elks Lodge # 62. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, June 9, 2013 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Monday, June 10th at 11:00 AM. The Reverend Michael Weeden will celebrate Bill's services. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Weeden offering the committal prayers. Our special thanks to the staff at Guthrie Clinic and the Robert Packer Hospital for the excellent care they gave to Bill over the last several years. Especially the girls in the infusion center, staff of interventional radiology, Dr. Deshmukh and most especially Dr. Matthew Novak, who helped so much the last several days and CRNP Mary Romanyshyn for the last three years of her regular visits and TLC!   Star Gazette – June 8, 2013

 

Benjamin R. DEAN
An Old and Respected Resident Passes Away
Benjamin R. Dean, father of Elmer Dean, of the firm of Sheehan, Dean & Co., died Wednesday at the home of  his daughter, Mrs. E. G. Bacorn, No. 407 West Sixth street.  A slight attack of paralysis, together with his advanced age was the cause of his death.  Mr. Dean was born in Montrose, Pa., and was eighty-two years old. He located in Elmira in 1870 and for twenty years was connected with the Erie shops, retiring on account of  advancing years.  The deceased is survived by four daughters, Mrs. R. Y. Wilson of Philadelphia, Pa., Mrs. E. G. Bacorn, Mrs. L. A. Smith and Ida C., of this city, also three sons. L. M. Dean and Elmer Dean, of this City, and C. B. Dean of New York city, two sisters, Mrs. C. H. Fenton and Mrs. J. C. Shoemaker of  Horseheads, and one brother, John C. of Buffalo.  The funeral services were held Thursday afternoon at his late home, interment being in Woodlawn.  (Elmira Sunday Telegram, Page 8, 6 February 1898)

Benjamin R. DEAN
Death of an Aged and respected Citizen This Morning
Benjamin R. Dean died this morning at 4 o’clock at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. E. G. Bacorn, No. 407 West Sixth street. The deceased was born in Montrose, Pa., in 1816, being therefore eighty-two years old.  He came to Elmira in 1870 and until about eight years ago was connected with the Erie shops in this city.  He is survived by a brother, John C. Dean of Buffalo, two sisters, Mrs. John C. Shoemaker and Mrs. C. H. Fanton of Horseheads, four daughters, Mrs. R. Y. Wilcox of Philadelphia; Mrs. E. G. Bacorn, Mrs. L. A. Smith and Miss Ida C. Dean of this city, and three sons, C. B. Dean of New York. L. M. of, of this city and Elmer Dean of the well-known firm of Sheehan, Dean and Company.  During his residence in this city he has been a quiet, respected citizen and his loss will be greatly mourned by a large circle of friends.  The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2:30 o’clock from Mrs. Bacorn’s residence, Dr. George H. McKnight officiating.  The interment will be in Woodlawn.  (Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press,  Page 7, Wednesday, 2 February 1898)

DEAN - CARL, Bonnie Lue
Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, January 11, 2009, at home. She was born on August 5, 1948 in Elmira, NY to the late Irwing and Myrtle (Wood) Dean. Survivors include her sister, Rosalie (Danny) Baker of Elmira; brother, Donald (Carol) Dean of Lowman; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 16th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 1 p.m. with Rev. Richard Hack officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/13/2009

 

DEAN Elizabeth D. Terwilliger

Age 96, of, Elmira, NY, died peacefully at Elderwood Nursing Facility, Waverly, NY. on Wednesday December 7, 2011. She is survived by her children, Mary Lou (Richard) Steere, Deanna (John) Makovitch, Bill (Mary) Terwilliger, and Suzanne (Michael) Walsh; grandchildren, Jeff Steere, Kelley Onesti, Jillian, Michael, Kevin, and Katie Walsh, Nicole and Christopher Terwilliger; also four great grandchildren; sister, Madlyn Orlousky; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Alfred "Al" Terwilliger, also three brothers and three sisters. Elizabeth was a communicant of St. Mary's Church, (Southside) Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at 11:00 AM Wednesday December 28, 2011, in St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira, followed by graveside prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers please consider a memorial donation to St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904.   Star Gazette – December 8, 2011

 

Elmer DEAN Sr., 81, of 709 Park Pl. died at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 12, 1940.  He leaves his wife, two sons, Charles M. and Elmer Jr.; six grandchildren, Charles M. Jr., Henry T., Richard and Arthur Dean, all of Elmira; John Dean, Bayside, L. I., and Russell T. Dean, Stamford, Conn.; two sisters, Mrs. Lucy Smith and Miss Ida Dean, Erie, Pa.  The body is in the Wilson funeral home and Thursday at 9 a.m. will be removed to Trinity Church where it will lie in state until the funeral Thursday at 3:30 p.m.  The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard assisted by the Rev. C. Raymond Allington, will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 29, Tuesday, 13 February 1940)

 

DEAN –GERTRUDE RUTH BONHAM age 86, passed away Sun. Apr. 13, 2014 at Highland Park Rehab & Nursing Center, Wellsville, NY. Born on Oct. 12, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late, Olson & Blanche I. Burlingame Dean. She was employed by A&P Foods for the entire time they were operating. Gertrude's many interests included family times with her grandchildren, Bingo and gardening. Surviving are her loving children, Leonard C. Bonham, William L. (Sylvia) Bonham, Larry T. Bonham, Patricia Birdsall, and Terry (John) Ames; many grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchild. In addition to her parents, Gertrude was predeceased by her husbands, Clyde Bonham and Charles Bonham; and siblings. A graveside service will take place on Thur. April 17, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11 a.m., meeting at the Walnut St. gate at 10:45 a.m. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/15/2014

 

 

DEAN Marie Ellen (Dean) Holly

Died due to complications of an infection, on Wednesday, June 1, 2011, at the age of 84, in the comfort of her home. She was born October 12, 1926 in Elmira, New York, to Leon H. and Ruth M. Scott Dean. She was predeceased by her parents, brother Carl Dean, infant son Ronald Carl Holly and husband of 62 years, Carl Raymond Holly on February 28, 2010.   She graduated from Southside High School in 1944, Cortland State Teachers College in 1947 and received her Master’s in Elementary Education at Elmira College. She very much enjoyed her career as a teacher in the Elmira City School District from 1947 - 1985.  After her retirement in 1985, she and Carl enjoyed traveling to see their grandchildren and spending winters at their home in St. Petersburg, Florida until 2007. Also during her retirement, she loved reading, cooking and entertaining, dining out, and ceramics which she enjoyed doing for many years. One of her favorite things to do was volunteer and she did so at Woodbrook and AOMC's patient information desk. Also for Literacy Volunteers, Multiple Sclerosis Society and the RSVP information booth on Rt. 17 at Chemung. She loved volunteering at the weekly downtown luncheon on Tuesdays at First Baptist Church. She was an active member of OES Harmony-Loyal Chapter #265, TOPS NY Chapter #196, and Happy Gang Chapter of Ladies' Home Bureau. She was a longtime member of Southside Baptist and First Baptist Churches. She is survived by their children: Douglas of Phoenix, AZ (wife Cynthia with their children Cara, Mary, Ruth and John), Dennis of Hoboken, NJ, Caryl Cammer (Larry McCormick) of Elmira, NY (her daughter Karen (Christopher) Cammer Whiting and their son, Elliot Michael), David of Ontario, NY (wife Kathy and their children Thomas & Elizabeth), Donald of Chicago, IL (wife Phyllis and their children Donald, Frankie and Meghan) and Linda M. Holly of Pine City, NY (Daughters Jenn (Brad) Schuck Park with their children Holly Marie and William Carl) and Lindsay Holly-Lewis).  She is also survived by siblings Doris Micklitsch and Leon Dean, cousins, nieces and nephews.  The family wishes to thank: Doctors Carlos Garcia and Matthew Weaver, the entire staff of both 8 Northwest and ICU-2, Dietitian Denise Hamilton and the Dietary Department all at Robert Packer Hospital. The third floor at Chemung County Nursing Facility where she began rehab before becoming too ill to complete her stay and RPH for having the House of Hope, allowing some of Marie's children to be closer to her during her illness. Also, Jimmy Golden for his companionship to her while Carl was ill and after Carl's passing, bringing her hot tea, conversation and watching her favorite TV programs with her. Courtney and Patsy from Southern Tier Hospice for their help her last few days, Steed's Pharmacy (Matt) for being so accommodating with all her medical needs. Kevin & Eileen McInerny for their patience and loving kindness at this terribly difficult time. We are appreciative of all others' we may have omitted.  Carl & Marie chose to not have any public services. She will be buried in between Carl & Ronnie at Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience.  Family, friends, former co-workers and students are invited to a luncheon and memorial service which will be led by Rev. David Daniels on Sunday, June 26th at the Elks Club on the corner of Baldwin & Gray Streets in Elmira from 2-5 pm.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate anyone wishing to remember Marie, make a donation payable to the: Sayre House of Hope. The mailing address is Guthrie Healthcare System, Attn: Resource Development, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840. Envelopes will be provided for those attending the memorial. We hope to see you June 26th.  Star Gazette – June 12, 2011

DEAN –MRS. NELLIE G. KNERR of Lowman RD 1, formerly of 582 Lyon St., Sunday, Aug. 10, 1958.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Myrtle Bibble and Mrs. Blanche Mannell, both of Elmira and Mrs. Ethel Litholt of Lowman; brother, Doyle Dean of Warren, Ohio.  Body at Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours tonight 7 to 9 and Tuesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. John Barrow.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1958

DEAN - Mrs. Olive A. Bacorn, 380 West Sixth Street, died Tuesday, July 14, 1936, after an extended illness.  She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Earl Gosper of Swartwood; Mrs. George C. Haesloop; a son Garrett E. Bacorn of Elmira; two sisters, Miss Ida E. Dean and Mrs. Lucy Smith of Erie, Pa., two brothers, Louis M. Dean of Butler, Pa.; Elmer Dean of Elmira.  Funeral notice later.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 15, Wednesday, 15 July 1936)

SYLVESTER D. DEAN, 73 of Big Flats, Friday, may 9, 1947.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Viola Dean; daughters, Mrs. J. W. Butts of Elmira, Mrs. Raymond Phillips of Philadelphia; four grandchildren.  Body at the Hilton Funeral Home and Sunday afternoon will be removed to the family home where funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m.  Rev. Harry E. Malick.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/1947

DECKER - DEBORAH J. ELLSWORTH
 Deborah J. Ellsworth, 34, of Elmira, NY died February 8, 1990 at home. She is survived by her husband, Chester; sons, Jason and James; daughters, Jennifer and Jessica at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis (Joyce) Decker of Bentley Creek; maternal grandparents, Elmer and Dorothy Stout, Gillett, PA; brothers, Duane Decker, Virginia Beach, VA, Darren Decker, Gillett, PA; sisters, Diane Hicks, Gillett, Darla Swimley, Elmira, Doreen Latimer, Gillett, Denise Decker, Louisville, TN; one granddaughter. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira on February 11 with Lt. Mark Tillsley officiating and burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, February 15, 1990)

LENA E. DECKER, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harley Decker of Millport died Wednesday afternoon (Jan. 26, 1927) at 2 o’clock aged four years.  Besides her parents she is survived by a twin sister, Leona; two other sisters, Dorothy and Helen; one brother, Elmer; her grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. G. C. Decker of Elmira.  The funeral will be held at the Davis Funeral Home Friday at 2 p.m.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1927

RAYMOND N. ‘TINY’ DECKER, age 61 of Camden Ave., Horseheads very unexpectedly on Wednesday, July 18, 2001.  His surviving family includes his wife of 41 years, Virginia M. (Rockwell) Decker of Horseheads, NY; sons, Raymond (Valerie) Decker and Terry Decker both of Horseheads, NY; daughter, Mary Decker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Sallee, Kellee, Jacob and Brandon Decker; great-granddaughter, Naporshyaa Lee; brothers, Fred (Alice) Decker of Texas; Henry Decker, Benjamin (Blanche) Decker, and Terrence Decker all of Elmira, NY; sister, Marie Decker of Elmira, NY; and many nieces and nephews. “Tiny” was a devoted husband and caring father and grandfather who enjoyed bowling, fishing, hunting and Nascar.  He retired from Kennedy Valve in Elmira in 1993.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Sunday, July 22, 2001 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m.  His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home on Monday, July 23, 2001 at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Mari Rockwell officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

DeDRAW - ELLIS
Joyce Edna Formerly of Elmira, NY Was born February 16, 1931 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Jay and DeEtta (Jewell) DeDraw, went home to be with her Lord on Friday, March 2, 2007, at the Lee Memorial Hospital Health Park in Fort Myers, FL, at the age of 76. Her brother, Jay S. DeGraw and twin-sister, Joan Westervelt predeceased her. She is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 56 years, Robert R. Ellis of Fort Myers, FL; beloved children, Katrina (Mark) Chisholm of St. Petersburg, FL and their children, Heather J. and Hillary J. Chisholm; Robert J. (Sharon L.) Ellis of Fort Myers, FL and their children, Robert J. II, Kristen, Eber and Shawn Ellis; David C. Ellis of Elmira, NY and his children, David M. and Danah M. Ellis; brother-in-law, Norman Westervelt of Nichols, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Joyce retired from the Shell Point Retirement Community as a unit secretary after 16 years of dedicated and faithful service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, March 9, 2007, from 11:00 to 12:00 (noon). Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at noon. The Reverend David Klase will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Lee Memorial HS Foundation, P.O. Box #2218, Fort Myers, FL 33902, in the name of Joyce E. Myers.

 

DEEGAN William J. "Bill"

Age 94 of Elmira, died peacefully Sunday, February 6th 2011 with grand-daughter Lori and daughter Bonnie by his side, at Elcor Health Services. Bill resided at 555 Gaines St. Elmira, prior to his move to Elcor. He was born May 22, 1916 in Elmira, NY son of the late Daniel and Florence Mae (Wood) Deegan. He was predeceased by his wife Betty, daughter Sharon, brother Daniel and sisters Eleanor and Thelma. William is survived by his son and daughter-in-law William and Christine Deegan of Longmont, CO; daughter and son-in-law Bonnie and Robert Plante of Pine City; brother John Deegan of Rochester, NY. There are 9 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He retired from American LaFrance after 40 years of service. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army and was a member of F.O.E. 941 and the American Legion Post 443 Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, February 9th from 2:00 to 4:00pm and 5:30 to 8 pm. His funeral and committal services will be held there on Thursday, February 10th at 11 am. Rev. William Valet will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. His family gives a special thank you to Mr. Deegan's Nurse's Aide's and Nurse's from Elcor Health Services and also to Southern Tier Hospice.  Star Gazette – February 8, 2011

 

CLIFFORD W. DEGRAW, 75, of Elmira died on Saturday, August 30, 1998 at the St. Joseph’s Hospital in Elmira.  He was born in Elmira to Charles C. and Violet L. (Knight) DeGraw.  Survivors include his mother, Violet L.; his sisters, Illine Allen, Carol and Albert Briggs, Jr., all of Elmira; brother, Edward DeGraw of Corning; also several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  Clifford was a U.S. Army Veteran and was the first in the Elmira area to be drafted.  He loved the outdoors, including hunting and fishing.  He also was an avid bowler and very good at it.  Clifford was a wonder son, brother, uncle, and friend and will be dearly missed by all.  Family and friends are invited to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, September 1, 1998 from 12 noon until 2 p.m.  A funeral service will be held there at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating.  Interment will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

THOMAS M. DE GROFF died Wednesday afternoon (Sept. 23, 1925) at the home of his daughter at Mariners’ Harbor, Staten Island.  He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs. George Murray of Mariners’ Harbor and Mrs. B. L. Lewis of Elmira.  Mr. De Groff was a former resident of Elmira and a member of the Southside Baptist Church.  The family formerly resided on Fulton Street.  Funeral services were held at Marineer’s Harbor Friday afternoon.  The remains arrived in Elmira over the D. L. & W. Railroad at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925

DEIBLER
Ethel Marie Lifelong resident of Elmira's Southside Age 94, died Monday evening, June 6, 2005, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Monday, June 13, at 3:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing to attend the service, please be at the Walnut Street gate at 2:45 p.m. Reverend Charles Hess officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Centenary United Methodist Church 424 S. Main St. Elmira, N.Y. 14904. She was survived by several nieces and nephews, among them Juanita Schoonover Derrig of Lebanon, PA, Lois Schoonover Janes of Corning, NY, Anna Mae Deibler Sinderman of Christianburg, VA, Benjamin Deibler, Jr., Douglas Hicks both of Elmira NY. Ethel was the last surviving child of James and Annie Winder Deibler. She was born in Elmira on February 16, 1911, and lived on the Southside all her life until moving to Bethany Village in 2002. Ethel was a longtime member of Centenary Methodist Church and, from the age of 18 to retirement, she was employed by F. M. Howell Co.

DEIBLER - HICKS
Vera (Deibler) Age 88 of Riverview Circle Elmira, NY. on Monday morning January 14, 2002. Friends may call at the bf HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Thursday from 1-2pm with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira. Rev. Horace Stoddard will officiate. Flowers are welcomed or those wishing may make memorials to Pine City Baptist Church 1516 Penna. Ave Pine City NY. 14871. Vera is survived by sons and daughter-in-law Nelson R. and Donnarae Hicks of Milford, Conn.; Douglas R. Hicks of Ithaca, NY.; sister Ethel M. Deibler of Horseheads, NY.; nieces Lois S. (Clinton) Janes, Jr. of Corning, NY.; Juanita S. (Don) Derring of Lebanon, Pa.; Virginia D. (William) Meehan of Garrison, NY.; nephews Gordon W. (Doreen) Deibler, Jr. of Freeville, NY.; Benjamin L. Deibler of Wellsburg, NY. She was a member of Pine City Baptist Church, Life member in Chapt. 276 A.A.R.P., Meals on Wheels, Chemung Co. Historical Society and Thursday Morning Musicales. Vera was predeceased by her husband Charles R. Hicks and sister-in-law Mrs. Mildred Dibbler.

CHARLES C. DEISTER died at the family residence, 817 East Water Street, last night (March 22, 1905) at 11:445 o’clock, of peritonitis, had been ill of typhoid fever for several weeks.  His case did not become pronounced until about 24 hours before death, although he had been sick since the first of February.  Perhaps the announcement of the death of no other young man in the city would carry with it more sadness than this.  Charles Deister was very widely known in this city and his popularity was such that he was sought for in all circles.  He was a member of Union Lodge, F. & A. M., Cashmere Grotto, the Royal Arcanum, the Kanaweola Club and other organizations, in al of which he was given a prominent place.  With a constant smile and a pleasant word for everybody, he was idolized in the family, a favorite where good fellowship reigned and deeply beloved in the social circle in which he moved.  He was prominent as an athlete and was conspicuous for several years on the basketball teams of Kanaweola Club and the football teams of that organization.  Mr. Deister was taken sick during the early part of February.  He remained at home for some time, but attempted to return to his duties with the firm of Barker, Rose & Clinton, with which he had been connected since his graduation from school.  He was forced to return home, however, and left the house only twice after that.  Exposure on one of these occasions brought on a relapse and he was taken violently ill.  He was well on the road toward ultimate recovery, it was believed, when his case became alarming and he grew rapidly worse, peritonitis setting in yesterday morning.  In death he was surrounded by the members of his family who will have the deepest sympathy of the entire community in their terrible affliction.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Catherine Deister; four sisters, Mrs. M. C. Hill, Marian, Wilhelmina and Catherine and three brothers, John, Henry and Edward.  The funeral arrangements have not been made.  (Woodlawn Cemetery) –Elmira Advertiser 3/22/1905

DEITRICK Harry R.
Age 61, of Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, April 17, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Harry was predeceased by his mother, Nancy (Jennison) Seymour. He is survived by his son, Ron (Jill) Deitrick of Auburndale, FL; daughters, Cindy (Mark Noyes) Deitrick of Elmira and Tammy (George Twist) Tullos of Elmira; step-children, Jason, Debbie and Jessie Corgnell; step-father, Ernest Seymour of Elmira; brothers, Donnie (Sue) Deitrick of Elmira and Robert Dietrich of Lowman; sister, Barbara (Walter) Braunbeck of Montoursville, PA; grandchildren, Patrick Owens Jr., Brenda Owens, Katie Deitrick, Devon Deitrick, Amber Tullos, Kassie Deitrick and Marissa Deitrick; great-grandchildren, Shaunna Middaugh and Kiandra Coates; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, April 20th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 19, 2010

DELAHANTY William E. "Boots"
died peacefully Sunday evening, November 18, 2007. Originally of Baltimore, MD, Bill resided the last 17 years in Elmira, NY. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. In lieu of flowers, pass on the kindness Bill showed to others. Born January 13, 1919, the son of the late Katherine (Clifford) and William Delahanty, Sr. Bill was the loving husband of Barbara Sparks for 58 years, who predeceased him in 2004; and brothers, Clifford, Raymond; and sister, Dorothy. Survived by a devoted daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Larry Cohen of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Mary Delahanty; and grandchildren, Dana, Michael, Deidre, Lindsay, Christian, and Grant of Newport Beach, CA; sister, Lillian Kearns of MD; sisters-in-law, Irma Dorrell of TX, and Ruth Sparks of MD; numerous nieces, nephews, dear friends, and caregivers. Bill was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 847th Air Engineer Squadron and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon. He was a member of the Police Department of Baltimore City, MD, and was the first Chairman of the Personnel Service Board. He later became a Fire Investigator and retired from Maryland National Bank. Family was the most important thing in the world to him. He will be in our hearts forever. Smile when you remember how he touched your life. Peace. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME.

DELAHANTY William E. "Boots"
died peacefully Sunday evening, November 18, 2007. Originally of Baltimore, MD, Bill resided the last 17 years in Elmira, NY. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Rabbi Mimi Biatch officiating. In lieu of flowers, pass on the kindness Bill showed to others. Born January 13, 1919, the son of the late Katherine (Clifford) and William Delahanty, Sr. Bill was the loving husband of Barbara Sparks for 58 years, who predeceased him in 2004; and brothers, Clifford, Raymond; and sister, Dorothy. Survived by a devoted daughter and son-in-law, Kathy and Larry Cohen of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Dennis and Mary Delahanty; and grandchildren, Dana, Michael, Deidre, Lindsay, Christian, and Grant of Newport Beach, CA; sister, Lillian Kearns of MD; sisters-in-law, Irma Dorrell of TX, and Ruth Sparks of MD; numerous nieces, nephews, dear friends, and caregivers. Bill was a sergeant in the U.S. Army during WWII in the 847th Air Engineer Squadron and received the European African Middle Eastern Service Ribbon. He was a member of the Police Department of Baltimore City, MD, and was the first Chairman of the Personnel Service Board. He later became a Fire Investigator and retired from Maryland National Bank. Family was the most important thing in the world to him. He will be in our hearts forever. Smile when you remember how he touched your life. Peace.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/20/2007 - 11/21/2007.

 

DeLANEY Barbara D. Ryan

Elmira: Age 79, died peacefully at home, in the care of her loving family, on Monday, July 25, 2011. Barbara was born in Elmira on June 3, 1932, a daughter of Robert J. and Dorothy Brand DeLaney. She is survived by her devoted husband of 58 years, John F. "Jack" Ryan; son and daughter-in-law, John Scott and Cynthia Ryan of Horseheads; daughter Kimberley Clark of Horseheads; grandchildren, Valerie (Christopher) Ward, Kara (Brandon) Sternquist, Garrett Ryan, Kristen (Daniel) Miller, Kelly (Richard) Anderson; great grandchildren, Mackenzie Sternquist, Payton Ryan, Taylor Cole-Miller, Dominick Miller and Kenzie Anderson; brother-in-law Robert Colucci of Rochester; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Barbara was predeceased by her brother Robert J. DeLaney Jr. and sister Joan Colucci. She had been an active member of the Junior League. Barbara enjoyed the outdoors and planting flowers in her garden. She was a long time member of Blessed Sacrament Parish attending services at St. Patrick's Church. Barbara's most cherished time was that she spent with family. Family and friends may call at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, July 29, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church on Saturday, July 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Barbara may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830.  Star Gazette – July 26, 2011

 

DELONG
ADDITIONS - Dear Joyce,
I have used your site many times and have found it extremely useful.  I am originally from Elmira, and have many ancestors from that area. I now live in Florida. I was checking Woodlawn cemetery for records of my family and found a name overlooked in your records belonging to one of my grandparents. There is a fair size headstone along the side of the road on a bank at a curve in the road inside of the cemetery that has the name DELONG on it.  You have the record of my grandmother, Adelia DELONG who was listed buried 4/12/1938.  However, my grandfather is also buried there.  His name is Franklin H. DELONG he died Nov. 1, 1920 in Elmira. I didn’t find him on either the 1888-1926 list or the 1927-1993 list.  I didn’t know how else to bring this to your attention.  I hope this addition is helpful to you. I will be checking your site often as you come up with new things all the time. I have been pleasantly surprised at what I have found. Thanks for making all of this information available to all of us. Sincerely, Joan e-mail: ejoanclay@earthlink.net

DELEPLAIN - BROWNSBERGER, Marie
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, June 19, 2010 at Seneca View Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husbands, Ray Anderson and John Reynolds and daughter, Carol Witte. She is survived by her granddaughter, Nyta Griffin of OK; grandson, Milo Witte of CO; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Verl Deleplain and Glen (Dorothy) Deleplain both of OR; along with her brothers and sisters in Christ at the Lighthouse Baptist Church in Horseheads. She was a migrant worker and traveled all over the country. Marie loved the Lord and never met a stranger she didn't like. She also loved to do puzzle books and crafts. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, June 24th from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 11 a.m., with Pastor Richard Hack officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 22, 2010

DEMING Robert E. "Bob"
A resident of the Pine City community died at his home with his loving family by his side, Sunday, July 19, 2009, at the age of 72. Born on December 20, 1936 in Sayre, PA, Robert was the son of the late John E. & Caroline Pack Deming. Possessing a hard work ethic from an early age, He served his country as a United States Marine. Bob was employed by Thatcher Glass for over 25 years as a mold maker and was a member of the Local Teamsters Union. With a wide variety of interests, Bob enjoyed the outdoors, hunting and fishing, his pets, quilt making, reading and Internet Trivia. Bob was a devoted and caring husband to his loving wife for 25 years, Linda Burrow Deming; also surviving are his children; Debbra Deming, Norfolk, NE; Valerie (Todd A.) Jones, Oneonta; Marty (Bernadette) Deming, Pine City; Linda's daughters, Denise (fiancé, Steve Phillips) Degraw Barone, Cayuta; Lynn M. (Thomas) Clegg, Bradenton, FL; son-in-law, Gregory Heineman; seven grandchildren, Marypat, Katherine and Emily Heineman; Jake, Grace and Maura Mood and James R. Clegg; sister, Joan (George) Farmer, Pine City; caring sister-in-law, Carol (Daniel) Morrison, Pine City; and many family friends who will never be forgotten for the many cards and visits that made Bob's last days so comfortable. Family and friends will be received at the family home, 1502 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, on Wednesday, July 22, 2009 between the hours of 1 – 4 p.m. for an open house. Graveside services will take place at the families convenience at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, for all the care they provided and comfort they gave, 11751 E. Corning Rd. Corning, NY 14830 in Bob's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/21/2009 - 7/22/2009

DENSON
Denson, Francis W. Age 97, of Cayuta, NY. He was born June 1, 1908 in Elmira, son of the late Claude and Maude (Doane) Denson, and died Tuesday, April 4, 2006, at Seneca View Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his wife, Wenonah; and daughter, Marrianna; and is survived by his wife Mabel; sons Rodney of Elmira, Leroy (Corrie) of Chemung, Burt and Warren both of Cayuta; daughters, Wenonah (Paul) Bedient of Briggs, TX, Ruth Hall of Seneca Castle; son, Tom Hackett of Olympia, WA; and daughter, Millie (Douglas, Jr.) Rarick of Elmira; 24 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Denson retired from Ward LaFrance after 20 years of service. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and gardener. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., Elmira on Saturday, April 8th, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. His funeral service will follow at 12 Noon. Committal prayers and interment will take place on Monday, April 10th, in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Francis through donations to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. (Elmira Star Gazette, Thursday, 6 April 2006)

JOHN B. DENSE of 601 Tuttle Ave., Saturday, Jan. 19, 1952.  Survived by brother, George L. Dense of Elmira; one nephew and several cousins.  The body is at the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where friends may call and where prayer service will be held Tuesday 9 a.m.  The Rev. Philip E. McGhan.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1952

ALBERT LEE DENSON aged 17 days died at 7 a.m. Sunday (May 12, 1929).  The child is survived by the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Archie B. Denson of 320 West Third Street.  The remains repose in the Wilson Funeral Home.  The funeral will be private with the Rev. R. M. Wendell officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  -–lmira Star-Gazette 5/12/1929

DENSON Michael E.
Age 38, of Morrell Road, Cayuta, NY, died unexpectedly at his home on Friday, February 13, 2009. Michael is survived by his father, Burt C. Denson of Hammondsport, NY; brothers, Burt Denson of Cayuta, NY and Daniel Denson of Owego, NY; nieces, Rayelynn, Elizabeth and Samantha; nephew, Connor; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. His mother, Carol S. Denson, predeceased Michael. Michael was a former employee of Schuler County and was an avid fisherman. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 122 N. Genesee St., Montour Falls, NY on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. His funeral and committal service will be held following visitation at 4 p.m. Deacon David LaFortune will officiate. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association, NYS Affiliated, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2009

DENTON - "Mrs. Norma S. Duhl"
"Mrs. Norma Smith Duhl, widow of Louis Duhl, died Saturday morning at 8 o'clock in the family home, 313 Columbia Street. She is survived by a niece, Mrs. James Hubbard of Wadley, Ga., four nephews, Clifford and Adam Carpenter and Otis A. Leonard of Elmira; a brother-in-law, John Duhl. Ms. Duhl was a member of the First Baptist Churc, The funeral will be held in the family home Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. M.H. Dallman and the Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery."
Birth name: Norma Denton Smith.
Source: The Sunday Telegram. May 4, 1930. Transcribed by Barbara Ann Ross

DEPRIMO Mea Gabriella
Eight-month-old daughter of Joseph DePrimo and Ciara Lewis, died
on June 19, 2009 at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 1, 2008 in Rochester, NY. Mea is survived by her parents; maternal grandparents, Stephanie Lewis and Dale (Shirley Holt) Aylesworth; paternal grandparents, Christine (Charles) Griffin and Paul (Teresa Hamilton) DePrimo; maternal great-grandparents, Julia (George) Lewis and Joan (Dale) Aylesworth; paternal great-grandfather, Duane Haynes; aunts, Kirsten Lewis, Briana Lewis and Janet DePrimo; uncles, Justin DePrimo, Andy Lewis and Gavin Hamilton; great-aunts, Katrese (Tony) Bradley, Julie Lewis, Tesha (Chuck) Williams, Michelle Lewis, Elizabeth Cady, Amy Aylesworth and Brenda (Joe) Kennedy; great-uncle, Anthony (Melanie) Lewis. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 23rd, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to Ciara Lewis, 769 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905 to help defer the cost of a headstone for Mea.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/21/2009

DERBYSHIRE GEORGE ROSWELL "ROLL"
The Wellsboro Gazette - Thursday, 21 Apr 1966
George R. Derbyshire [Roll], age 74, of 820 West Church Street, Elmira, N. Y. a native of Wellsboro, died April 12, 1966 at the Veterans Administration Hospital, Bath, N. Y.  He is survived by his wife, Minnie E. Derbyshire, daughter Louise D. Schiave, granddaughters, Mrs. Marjorie L. Lucarelli, Mrs. Barbara J. Gillette, Jr., great-grandchildren, Caryl and Patrick Lucarelli all of Elmira. Several nieces and nephews. Mr. Derbyshire was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira, Ossea Lodge F. & A. M. No. 317 of Wellsboro. He was a veteran of World War I, and a member of Harry B. Bentley Post American Legion of Elmira, and was a retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad.  Funeral was Friday in Trinity Episcopal Church, Rev. David Kingman officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

 

DERBYSHIRE Louise D. Schiave 

A respected and much-loved resident of our community, Louise D. Schiave, died peacefully at the home of her daughter on Sunday, January 20, 2013. Born in Elmira on May 1, 1920, Louise was the daughter of George R. and Minnie E. Herrington Derbyshire. She was so proud of her husband of 70 years, Frank G. Schiave, and they shared a wonderful life together until his passing on December 23, 2009. Always active, Louise was very involved in her community including the Girl Scout Council, PTA, Community Chest, and March of Dimes. She studied and researched local history, was active in the Chemung County, Ashland and Southport Historical Societies, was a member of the DAR and an enthusiastic Mah Jongg player. Louise was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, where she served on the Altar Guild, enjoyed Trinity Women's Groups and was instrumental in establishing the Thrift Shop at the church. She loved her flowers and belonged to the Elmira Garden Club. Genealogy and research were her passions. Surviving are her daughters, Marjorie L. (Peter J.) Lucarelli, Leesburg, FL, and Barbara S. (Calvin R.) Gillette; grandchildren Caryl N. (Randy S. Denierio) Lucarelli, Patrick J. Lucarelli, Suzanne E. (John K.) Knighton, and William M. (Hether A.) Gillette; great-grandchildren, Nicole Barron (Brandon Cobb), Gregory Barron, Marley Denierio, Corey and Laura Knighton, Adam, Abbie and Matthew Gillette; and great-great grandson Lucas Barron-Cobb. Family and friends will be received at Trinity Episcopal Church, corner of Church and Main Sts. on Friday, January 25, 2013, from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. Her funeral service with a Celebration of the Holy Eucharist will follow at 11:30 a.m. Graveside services take place in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will rest beside her husband, Frank. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Church Memorial Fund, 304 N. Main Street, Elmira NY 14901.    Star Gazette – January 21, 2013

 

THOMAS W. DERHAM age 31 of 415 ½ Walnut Street, Elmira, Thursday, April 12, 1984 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service will be held there Saturday at 9:30 a.m. followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. John the Baptist Church.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  He is survived by his mother Dorothy Derham of New Fairfield CN; brothers, James Derham of Washington, D.C. and Dennis Derham of Bozeman, MT.  Thomas was an alumnus and instructor at Elmira College and employed by the Elmira City Club. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1984

 

MARY FRANCIS DERRY, longtime resident of Elmira, died in Connecticut on March 30, 2004 with her family nearby.  She was born in Elston Hollow on November 9, 1913,  Mary was the ninth of ten children born to William Albert Derry and Elizabeth Findlay Derry.  Miss Derry was the Executive Secretary to the Personnel Department of Bendix Aviation for four decades, including the World War II years.  She was active in the First Methodist Church community for several years.  Outside of work and church, her goals were to help her extended family and those in need.  She did so with overwhelming generosity and love.  Mary is survived by numerous nephews and nieces.  Dr. William Findlay Vanderlip and family of South Windsor and Fairfield, Connecticut.  Mr. Merrit Burr Derry and family of Elmira, New York.  Mrs. Carol Dalton Walsh and family of Honeoye Falls, New York; Mrs. Charlotte Dalton and family of Houston, Texas.  She was laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery alongside of her mother, sisters and brother.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

DERWISH Sandra M. Derwish Glidden

Age 70, of Elmira, NY died on Nov. 25, 2013, surrounded by her devoted family after a courageous 10 year battle with cancer. She was born on Sep. 7, 1943 in Elmira, NY to Thomas Derwish & Kathryn Drake Stanton. She grew up in Elmira, was raised by her father, grandmother, Mary Derwish; and aunt, Sara Derwish. Sandra was a 1962 graduate of Southside High School. She enjoyed gardening, taking care of her home and her daily phone calls with her sisters. Sandra loved spending time with her family. She retired from IBM in Burlington, VT in 2003. She is survived by two loving sisters, Mary Lou (Michael) Butts and Carolyn Goedel; 5 nieces and 5 nephews. She is preceded in death by her husband, Richard W Glidden and sister, Judith Ann Derwish Whetsel. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. Dec. 3, 2013 between the hours of 10 a.m. - 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow the visitation at 12 (noon). Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Memorial contributions may be made in Sandra memory in lieu of flowers to CareFirst (Hospice) 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – December 1, 2013

 

DESIMONE - MRS. ELENA M. SAIA age 93 years of 139 W. 8th St., Elmira Heights, NY, December 26, 1990.  Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Thursday 7-9 PM.  Funeral there Friday 11 AM, the Rev. M. Russell Lee officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  She is survived by daughters, Josephine Crossett, with whom she resided, Genevive (Gerald) Tregea of Rochester, NY; son, John (Kathleen) Saia of Elmira Heights; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren.  Predeceased by husband, Anthony P. Saia and son, Frank.  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1990

 

FRANK E. DETRICK, 85, FORMER Bradford County Sheriff of 306 Main St., Monroeton, Pa., died Saturday evening Feb. 24, 1996 at the Williamsport General Hospital, Williamsport, Pa.  Born April 30, 1910, in Sayre, Pa., he was a son of the late Fred A. and Sara Ammerman Detrick and was a lifetime resident of Bradford County.  On August 18, 1934, Frank married the former Martha Mary Benson, daughter of the late Sheriff and Mrs. Newman Benson of Towanda.  In earlier years, Mr. and Mrs. Detrick resided in Sayre, where Frank was employed by the Ingersoll Rand in Athens and was elected three times to serve as constable of Sayre Borough’s fourth ward.  In January 1944, Frank was appointed Bradford County Detective and Probation Officer, a position he held for four years, From 1948 to 1955, Mr. Detrick served as senior investigator for the insurance department of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and from 1950 to 1956 served as Justice of the Peace in Towanda Borough.  Mr. Detrick was elected Sheriff of Bradford County in 1959, maintaining the office for 16 years.  Sheriff and Mrs. Detrick resided at the county jail with Mrs. Detrick serving as matron.  During his terms as sheriff, Frank participated in numerous F.B.I. training schools, receiving a certificate of commendation as a Director of Police Training Schools for Bradford County.  He was also honored by the F.B.I. and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for his dedication to law enforcement.  Upon their retirement, Mr. and Mrs. Detrick made their home in Monroeton, where Frank served as a Republican Committeeman.  He was past president and trustee of the Pennsylvania State Sheriff’s Association, served seven years as a director of the National Sheriff’s Association, and local government committee.  He served three years as director of Bradford County Civil Defense and was District Chairman of the General Sullivan Council Boy Scouts of America 1950-51.  Frank was a member of the Towanda First United Methodist Church, life and charter member of the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks Lodge No. 2191, Towanda, past president of the Fraternal Order of Police, former member of Wysox Lodge, past president of Grands Association, Eastern District Bradford County IOOF, former member of Local Order of the Moose, Waverly, N.Y., and member of the Wheel In, Canton, Pa.  Surviving are a daughter, Joyce Tebo of Schenectady, N.Y.; a son and daughter-in-law, Paul N. and Susan Detrick of Carlisle, Pa.; three granddaughters, Mrs. Suzanne Tearno of Lake George, N.Y., Mrs. Robert (Pamela) Lansing of Schenectady, N.Y., Jennifer Detrick of Carlisle, Pa.; three grandsons, Richard Tebo of Athens, Pa., Jeffrey Tebo of Binghamton, N.Y., Johnathan Detrick of Carlisle, Pa.; six great-grandchildren, Keith and Wendy Tebo of Athens, Franklin and Nicole Tearno of Lake George, N.Y., Donald and Amanda Lansing of Schenectady, N.Y.; a brother, Ralph Detrick of Elmira, N.Y.; a sister, Caroline Kearney of Sayre; several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Martha Benson Detrick on Nov. 20, 1986, a sister, Helen McKinney; five brothers, James, Donald, Leonard,    Thomas and Glenn Detrick.  The funeral service will be held Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1996 at 10 a.m. at the Maryott-Bowen Funeral Home, 217 York Ave., Towanda, Pa., with the Rev. Allen Hulslander pastor of the Towanda First United Methodist Church officiating assisted by the Rev. Thomas Blackall.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.  The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. and on Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at the funeral home.  Towanda Elks Lodge No. 2191 will hold a memorial service Tuesday evening at 7 p.m. at the funeral home.  The family suggests that memorials may be directed to the Towanda First United Methodist Church, Main Street, Towanda, Pa in Frank E. Detrick’s memory. –Towanda Daily Review.

 

DEVENDORF Florence S. Cook

Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Saturday, July 9, 2011. She was born on April 29, 1930 in Syracuse, NY to the late George and Jennie Devendorf Sr. Florence was predeceased by her brothers, George Devendorf Jr. and Clarence Devendorf. She is survived by her husband of 58 years, Carl Cook of Elmira; brother, James Devendorf of Horseheads; sister, Ethel (Keith) Howard of Phoenix, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, July 12th from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Wednesday, July 13th at 11 a.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Florence's name can be made to Southern Tier Hospice.  Star Gazette – July 10, 2011

 

DEWEY - FRENCH, MAUDE (DEWEY),    Services for Maude (Dewey) French, 88, Gillett, were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, on Sept. 21 with Rev. John Valaint officiating.  The interment was held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Mrs. French died on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 1984.  She was a life-long member of the Gillett Baptist Church.  She was preceded in death by her husband of 63 years, Charles F. French, who died Nov. 1983 and her twin sister, Mabel Strong, who died June, 1983.  They were the owners of the Strong and French Mercantile Store, Gillett.  She is survived by daughter, Dorothy Brown, Troy; son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Esther, Gillett; four grandsons; four great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The family would appreciate contributions to the Gillett Baptist Church in Mrs. French’s memory.  (TGR Sept. 27 1984)



Published On Tri-Counties Site On 04/21/2006
By Joyce M. Tice
Email: JoyceTice@aol.com