Please send in typed obituaries for people buried at Woodlawn. If possible include paper and date.
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)
DIAS Robert C
Morning Oregonian newspaper in Portland, Oregon dated 4/27/1912.
Headline B. C. DIAS DIES SUDDENLY WELL-KNOWN SOUTHERN PACIFIC AUDITOR VICTIM OF STROKE.
B. C. Dias for more than 25 years in the service of the Southern Pacific Company on the Pacific Coast as auditor, died at his home 288 Eugene St, Thursday night after a short illness following a paralylic stroke.Mr Dias was 48 years of age and was a native of Elmira, N. Y. He came to Portland four years ago from San Francisco, where he had served as auditor for many years. He was well known among railroad men and had a wide circle of friends who will regret to hear of his death. He is survived by his widow. The remains will be shipped to Elmira, N. Y tonight for interment in the family burying ground. This was done at the request of Mr. Dias' father, who is still living at the age of 86. Mr. Dias was a member of the Roseburg lodge of Elks and the funeral arrangements are being attended by a committee of the Portland lodge. I have been researching the Dias family from Elmira. I finally found an obituary for my great grandfather Robert C. Dias in an Oregon newspaper. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. I am sending you his obituary. The family named is Dias but sometimes he went by the name of Diaz . If you can add his obituary to your file I would appreciate it. Thank You Submitted by Sharon Tobin
DIAS Sidney S
1918 Obituary from Elmira NY Morning Telegram (Date of Death 2/15/1918)
Sidney S. Dias, a resident of Elmira over a half century, died Tuesday at the home of his daughter Mrs. William C. Gridley, East Chemung Place. Mr. Dias was born in London, England, October 12, 1828, and came to this country with his parents when he was an infant. The family first resided in Auburn and the deceased came to Elmira before the opening of the Civil War. He followed the occupation of an expert decorator and was employed by the Pullman Company when the shops were located in this city until their removal to Wilmington, Delaware. Later Mr. Dias was employed as a painter in the Erie Railroad company's car shops in this city. Failing health and advancing years required his retirement from business about 20 years ago since which time he had made his home with his daughter, Mrs. Gridley. The deceased became a member of Ivy Lodge F & A M in 1871 and placed his membership with Elmira Chapter No. 42 R. A M. 5/31/1882. He was deeply interested in the work of the fraternity and often was found in his crippled condition at the Lodge meetings which was an inspiration to those of a more fortunate physical condition. As a man among men, Mr. Dias was a man of pleasing personality and had many friends. The funeral was held at the home Thursday afternoon and was conducted by Ivy lodge. Burial in Woodlawn.
DIBBLE Betty Taylor
A longtime resident of the Pine City community died peacefully Sat., Jan. 19, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital following declining health. Born on May 5, 1928 in Elmira Betty was the daughter of the late, Fred and Myrtle Dibble. She married Lewis Taylor on June 25, 1950. Betty was employed by the Elmira City School Dist. with over 25 years of service until her retirement. She also served as Court Clerk for the Town of Southport over many years where she helped countless young adults with her grace and guidance as well as people who just needed a second chance. She enjoyed her careers but loved being a mother and homemaker while also a mentor and friend to neighborhood kids. Surviving is her family, husband and companion, Lewis Taylor, Pine City; daughter, Ann (Bruce) Steinhilper, San Juan Capistrano, CA; son, Ray (Peg) Taylor, Menlo Park, CA; granddaughters, Tara, Amy, and Sarah; sisters, Shirley Hall, Pine City; Mary Jane Ames, Elmira; nieces, nephews and many family friends. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her 4 sisters, Francis, Jane, Eleanor and Alice. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Wed. Jan. 23, 2013 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at the funeral home on Thur. at 10 a.m. Private graveside services will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials in Betty's name may be directed to the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – January 21, 2013
DIBBLE Frances E.
Age 89, of Lower Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY, died Saturday, June 14, 2008, at Elcor Health Services. Family and friends are invited to call from 6 to 7 p.m., Tuesday, June 17, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY 14894. Her funeral and committal service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Frances was born June 24, 1918 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Stewart F. and Myrtle E. Dean Dibble. She attended area schools and worked at Remington Rand and later at Trayer Products. She was an avid collector of Teddy Bears and enjoyed her home on Lower Maple Avenue. Survivors include her sisters, Betty and Lewis Taylor of Pine City, NY, Shirley Hall of Pine City, NY and Marijane Ames of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. In addition to her parents; she was predeceased by her three sisters, Jane Ripley, Alice Miner and Eleanor McCormack. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/16/2008.
DIBBLE Harold C.
Age 76, of Horseheads, NY. He was born April 19, 1933 in Corning, NY, son of the late Earl and Anna (McCann) Dibble, and died Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son, William Thomas Dibble; and sister, Helen Marie Dibble. He is survived by his loving wife of 45 years, Bonnie McCarthy Dibble; daughters and sons-in-law, Karen and David Whitman of Horseheads, NY, Sara and Steve Goodwin of Leland, NC; grandchildren, Wilder, Jemma and Fisher; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Helen and Thomas McCarthy of Horseheads; sister-in-law, Kathleen McCarthy of Wilmington, NC; brother-in-law, Patrick McCarthy of Holly Springs, NC; along with several nieces and nephews. In addition to his family he is survived by his loyal canine companion, Pancake; his early morning McDonald's gang and the Wisner Park Girl Watchers Club. Harold was owner and operator of two Elmira businesses; Redball Express and The Trading Post. He was also a bus driver for the Elmira Heights School District for 18 years. Harold also served our country during the Korean War. Harold's greatest pride and joy was his family, especially his 3 grandchildren. He was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, who for many years, enjoyed watching local ball games at Eldridge Park. Harold loved nothing more than an early morning debate on any topic with his McDonald's buddies. His family would like to express their thanks to Dr. Schenone, Dr. Deluccia, Dr. Tapia, Dr. Hijazi and Stacey and Debbie from Unit 4. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, May 6th, from 3 to 5:30 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 5:30 p.m. with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Harold through donations to the American Heart Association, 59 Court St., 4th Fl., Binghamton, NY 13901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/5/2009
DIBBLE - HENDRICKSON, Gracia E. "Gracie"
Age 85, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, December 25, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Gracie was born on October 23, 1923 in Canandaigua, NY, daughter of the late Nelson and Edna (Bristow) Dibble. Gracie was predeceased by her loving and longtime companion, Howard Clearwater. She is survived by many friends. Gracie requested that there would be no services held for her. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2008
Below are obituaries and other information on my Elmira ancestors who are buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. Lee Langstaff Dibble and Harriett Bulkley SMITH Dibble were my great grandparents. I am descended from their son Ralph Lee, Sr. and his son Ralph Lee, Jr. of Cortland.
The following appeared in the Elmira, NY Star-Gazette, Tuesday, April 4, 1939:
Lee L. DIBBLE, 76, of 508 Mathew St. died at 2:15 p.m. Monday, Apr. 3, 1939, after an extended illness. He was a retired Lackawanna fireman and a member of the First Baptist Church and Brotherhood of Locomotive Firemen. He leaves his wife, three sons, Arthur F. of Elmira, Ralph L. of Cortland and Charles D. of Rome Ga; two daughters Mrs. George Gray of Elmira and Miss Edna Dibble at home; 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. The body is in the Holly funeral home. Funeral announcement later.
The following obituaries appeared in the Elmira, NY Star-Gazette on
Wednesday, November 1, 1967 (I have added some information in brackets):
The following is the obituary for my great aunt Edna, daughter of Lee and Harriett Dibble. It was sent to me by relatives in Elmira, but unfortunately did not contain a date. I assume it is from an Elmira newspaper, probably about 27 or 28 October 2000. Edna is buried with her parents in section L of Woodlawn.
DIBBLE, Edna L.
Age 90, of 115 Daffodil Drive, Horseheads, died Tuesday, September 26, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Edna was born January 26, 1910 in Elmira daughter of the late Lee L. and Harriet B (Smith) Dibble. She was employed as a Social Worker at the Chemung County Department of Social Services for many years. Edna was very active as a volunteer for several organizations including the Chemung County Nursing Facility as an Activities Volunteer and was active in Christian Education as a Sunday School teacher. Survivors include two nieces, Norma Putney of Seneca Falls and Winifred Hand of Wellsville, NY, a nephew; Edwin E. Gray of Sharpsville, PA, great niece Mary Jane (Mike) Czesnowski of Monroe, CT, a very close friend Ernest Martone of Romeoville, IL, and several great nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, September 29, 2000 at the James Barrett Funeral Home with Rev. William Wells of the Horesheads Christian Missionary Alliance Church and Rev. Mark Faler of the Waverly Christian Missionary Alliance church officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
Below are two obituaries for my grand uncle Arthur Franklin Dibble, son of Lee and Harriett Dibble. Arthur is buried in section T of the Woodlawn Cemetery.
The following is transcribed from the Elmira Star Gazette of October 16,
"Arthur F. DIBBLE, 75, of 458½ Beecher St., Tuesday, Oct. 16, 1962. He was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church; retired Erie-Lackawanna Railroad employee. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lena Dibble; daughters, Mrs. Winfred Hand of Wellsville, Mrs. Alice Mitchell of Elmira; son, Arthur F. of Holcomb, N. Y.; mother, Mrs. Harriet Dibble; sisters, Miss Edna Dibble and Mrs. Alice Gray; all of Elmira; brothers, Ralph of Cortland, Charles of Oklahoma City; 14 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements incomplete.".
The following is transcribed from the Elmira Star Gazette of October 18,
"Arthur F.DIBBLE of 458½ Beecher St. Funeral was held at Barrett Funeral Home today at 2 p. m., the Rev. Gordon Mattice. Pallbearers: Hugh Baker, Francis O'Brien, B. G. Webb, Edward Miller, George Simons, Joseph Rice. Woodlawn Cemetery.".
DICKENS Delia V. Age 91, of Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, September 18, 2006, at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY. Interment has already taken place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. A memorial service will be held at Central Christian Church, 309 South Main St., Elmira, on Sunday, October 29, 2006, at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Richard Elliott will officiate. Those wishing, may make memorials to the Central Christian Church in Delia's memory. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
DICKENS Francis M.
Francis M. Dickens died
peacefully Thursday morning at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his devoted wife, Jean Dickens; their two children, Larry Dickens and Patti Gagnon; and his four grandchildren, Amy Farwell, Joshua Gagnon, Hillary Ferrante and Lindsey Dickens. He also had five great-grand-children, Samuel, Dustin, Riley, and Conor Farwell, and Taylor Ferrante. Francis was formerly Vice President of Mechanics Savings Bank. He was a WWII Veteran on the front lines of Italy and received a Purple Heart for his valor. He belonged to various Veterans Associations and was a longtime Rotarian as well. Francis loved life, travel, music, and the times spent with his family. He will be greatly missed. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Sunday, February 21, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart Association ; envelopes will be available at the funeral home. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb. 19, 2010
DICKINSON –MRS. ALTA I. SICKLES of 707 W. Water Street Tuesday July 8, 1975. Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services at the conclusion of calling hours the Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy. Woodlawn Cemetery. She is the widow of Charles H. Sickles. Survived by brother, Henry L. Dickinson; nieces, Mrs. Lewis (Betty) Jacobson, Mrs. Peter Lilah Morrow; nephews, Jack C. Dickinson and Louis A. Dickinson all of Elmira, Lawrence R. Dickinson of Fremont, Calif. She was a member of Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Auxiliary. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1975
DICKERSON, Mr. Bly A.: Age 89, of 418 Milton St., Sunday, April 17, 1988 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Wednesday evening 7 to 9pm. Funeral and Committal Services there Thursday at 11am. The Rev. Melanie Cole officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions to the Riverside United Methodist Church in Bly’s memory would be appreciated. He was predeceased by his wife, Eunice Duff Dickerson, November 13, 1984, Survived by sister-in-law, Mary Olstead of Dushore, PA; brothers-in-law, Marcus and Dennis Duff of Gloversville, NY; cousin, Alfreda Letts of Shunk, PA; several nieces and nephews; Bly was an insurance agent for Prudential Life Insurance Company with over 30 years of service and attended Riverside United Methodist Church.
DICKINSON - CASSADA Jean E.
Age 79, of Tarpon Springs, Florida, formerly of Elmira, died on Sunday, November 15, 2009, at Trinity Rehabilitation Facility. She was born March 18, 1930 to Jesse and Ines Dickinson of Elmira, New York. Jean was retired from the New York State Department of Corrections where she was employed. She was a longtime member of North Presbyterian Church. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sue Cassada of Tarpon Springs, Florida, Jeff and Barbie Cassada of Richmond, Virginia; grandchildren, Kelly and Steve Bryant of Holiday, Florida, Amy and Robert Holmes of Clearwater, Florida, Matthew and Jennifer Cassada of Trinity, Florida, Olivia and Leah Cassada of Richmond, Virginia; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Nathan, Rylie and William Bryant, Skylar and Camryn Holmes, Matthew and Caleb Cassada; brother, Donald and Olive Dickinson of Rochester, New York; and numerous nieces and nephews. The funeral will be held at Lakeside Community Church at 475 East Lake Road North on Thursday, November 19, from 12 noon to 2 p.m. The internment will be planned for the Spring at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean's name may be directed to the North Presbyterian Food Pantry, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, New York 14901. Published in Star-Gazette on November 17, 2009
DICKINSON - CASSADA, Jean E.
Age 79, of Elmira, died
on Sunday, November 15, 2009, in Tarpon Springs, FL. She was born March 18, 1930 to Jesse and Ines Dickinson of Elmira, NY. Jean was retired from the New York State Department of Corrections. She was a longtime member of North Presbyterian Church. Surviving are sons and daughters-in-law, Gary and Sue Cassada of Tarpon Springs, FL and Jeff and Barbie Cassada of Richmond, VA; brother and sister-in-law, Donald and Olive Dickinson of Rochester, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. Friends and family are welcome to attend a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. followed by a gathering at North Presbyterian Church located at 921 College Avenue in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jean's name may be directed to the North Presbyterian Food Pantry, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904.- Elmira Star Gazette, May 14, 2010
JESSE W. DICKINSON of 325 River St., Monday, Aug. 21, 1961. He was a retired General Electric employee. Survived by sons, Edward with whom he resided, Ralph of Horseheads, Donald of Marcellus; daughters, Mrs. Emma McCloskey, Mrs. Mildred Thomas, Mrs. Evelyn Bellgraph, Mrs. Margaret Symkowski and Mrs. Jean Cassada; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hyatt, Mrs. Isador Brink and Miss Susan Dickinson, all of Mountain Top, Pa.; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Gerald F. Harris. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser -8/23/1961
DICKSON Drusilla Lucille Dickson "Dru" Simpson
Of Chicago, IL, died on February 1, 2011. Dru was born May 6, 1922 in Ithaca, NY, the only daughter of Charles and Leda (Stuart) Dickson. She married Francis A. Simpson on April 5, 1941, who preceded her in 1991. Fran and Dru resided 45 years at 821 Sycamore St., Elmira, NY. Dru was Controller/Office Manager of the former The Gorton Coy for 28 years, and was employed at Chemung Canal Trust Co. for eleven years, retiring in 1983. Dru attended Watkins Glen School from 1927-37 and Elmira Southside High School, graduating in 1939. Dru is survived by her beloved son, Donald Bruce and his wife Guadalupe (Rodriguez) of Chicago, IL; grandson, Michael John Simpson; and great-grandson, Trevor Michael Simpson of Valencia, CA; step-grandsons, Michael Diano Hillig of New Orleans, LA and Matthew Glenn Hillig and his wife Korilin and children of Spring, TX. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Ruth Robyck of Elmira Heights, NY and Martha Dickson of Trumansburg, NY; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her parents and two brothers, William H. and S. Stuart Dickson. Burial was in the family plot in Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Star Gazette - February 11, 2011
DIEFENBACH - FAULKNER
Joyce Age 68, of Pine City, NY, died Monday, December 19, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Joyce was born April 11, 1937 in Dushore, PA, the daughter of the late Alvin and Violet Hunsinger Dieffenbach. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, George Faulkner, May 12, 1997. Surviving Joyce are her loving children, daughter, Debra Kelly of Horseheads; son, George and Helen Faulkner of Elmira Heights; daughter, Kellie Faulkner and Joey Stroble of Elmira; son, Joel Faulkner of Elmira; grandchildren, Jessica Hobbs, Krista and Kayla Faulkner, Justin Faulkner in USAF, Monica and Nicholas Faulkner of Geneva; great-grandson, Cameron Kelly-Hobbs; brother, Alvin and Vicki Dieffenbach of Marietta, GA; several sisters-in-law, aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews; special friends and poker players, George and Joan Farmer, Frank and Sharon Dunkle. Joyce worked for many years for American LaFrance and most recently, Elmira City School District as a custodian. She was a graduate of SHS Class of 1955. She enjoyed crafting, gardening, Texas hold'm and slot machines. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, December 22, 2005, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral there on Friday at 10:00 a.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Falck Cancer Center or AOMC Foundation.
DIETRICH - CHRISTIAN
Helen D. Age 86, of Wyldwyn Farm in Big Flats, NY, died on Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Helen, a descendent of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, was the daughter of U.S. Congressman (PA) C. E. Dietrich and Laura Middleton Dietrich. She was born on January 1, 1915 in Tunkhannock, PA. She was predeceased in death by her husband Frank T. Christian in 1983 and her brother, C. E. Dietrich, Jr. Survivors include her daughters Nancy Christian Davis and her husband Reese of Villanova, PA, Marcia E. Christian of Corning, NY and Carol L. Christian of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren Jeffrey A. Davis of Annapolis, MD, Bruce C. Davis of Springfield, PA, Paul M. Davis of Spring City, PA and Suzanne Davis Hartzel of Spring City, PA; 5 great grandchildren. Helen is also survived by her brother George Dietrich of Tunkhannock, PA and dear friends William and Gail Norwood of Big Flats, NY. Arrangements by the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. There will be no prior calling hours. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Helen's name may be directed to the Big Flats Volunteer Fire Company, P.O. Box 28, Big Flats, NY 14814
DIETZ –MRS. ROSA L. HEATER, 69, 244 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Height, Sunday morning, Dec. 19, 1943. Survived by daughters. Mrs. Freda Kays, Elmira Heights, Miss Helen Heater at home, Mrs. Dorothy Edger, Horseheads; sons, Carl at home, Austin, Horseheads, Edward, Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Emma Winder, Corning, Mrs. Elizabeth Caruth, Wilkes-Barre; brother, Leo Dietz, Corning; seven grandchildren and a great-grandchild. The body is at Ballard Funeral home, Elmira Heights where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. J. D. McDanel. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/20/1943
DIETZ - MITCHELL, Susan C.
Of Elmira, NY - Was born July 17, 1962 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late William and Inez M. (Townsend) Dietz, died on Saturday, July 4, 2009, at the age of 46. The sons of Susan C. Mitchell are Joshua Ray Williams, William B. Warner, Robert L. Mitchell and Malachi J. Warner; the daughter of Susan C. Mitchell is Amber D. Warner. She is also survived by her grandchildren, which she simply adored, Rhiannon J. Mills, Hazelynn S. Warner, Chase Somers, Jaden M. Warner and Quincy; 6 brothers, 2 sisters, several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. The Reverend Brian D. Harris will celebrate Susan's service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, July 9th at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the family to help defray Susan's funeral expenses. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2009
DILDINE –MRS. AMELIA MORTIMER of 120 Fox St., died Wednesday, Aug. 31, 1938 at 1:30 a.m. She is survived by her husband, Robert Mortimer; four sisters, Mrs. Maude Mortimer of Elmira, Mrs. John McGaffick of Albion, Mrs. Fred Pratz of Niagara Falls, Mrs. Eugene Tanner of Cortland; three brothers, James Dildine of Cleveland, Ohio, Charles B. Dildine of Big Flats, Dennis Dildine of New York City. The body is in the Hughes Funeral Home until Thursday morning when they will be removed to the home of Mrs. Maude Mortimer, 57 George St., where the funeral will be held Friday 2 p.m. Rev. L. Ernest Otter. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/1/1938
DILDINE William E. Sr.
Beloved Father and Grandfather. Age 56 of Elmira, NY on Sunday, May 23, 1999 in St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY.He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Sandra L. Dildine of Elmira, NY; son, William E. Dildine Jr. of Elmira, NY; daughters, Sheree (Bohdan) Magera of Elmira, NY and Michelle (Vincent) Macri, also of Elmira; son, Scott (Shelia Brill) Dildine of Elmira, NY; daughter, Robin (Jesse Velez) Dildine of Tampa Bay, FL; mother, Agnes Buchanan Dildine of Elmira, NY; brothers, Michael (Cindy) Dildine of Horseheads, NY and Robert (Vicki) Dildine, also of Horseheads; sister, Mary (Carl) Slingerland of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Gloria Dildine of Elmira, NY; close friends, John Domanski and James O'Leary. He was predeceased by his father, Albert Dildine; a brother, Richard Dildine and a sister, Kay Stout. William is also survived by 9 grandchildren. He was a dispatcher and advisor for Totem Taxi for many years and a courier for Marine Midland Bank. He was a Mark Twain Little League Coach for the Renie Davis Community Center and a member of the Dunn Field ground crew. William was a wonderful grandfather who loved baseball and camping. Family and friends may call Wednesday, May 26,1999 from 1 to 3 PM and 6 to 8 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira. Funeral Services will be conducted at 8:00 PM immediately following calling hours with Rev. Peter Morlok officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make Memorial Donations, in William's name to the Mark Twain Little League, Sutton St., Ellmira, NY 14904 or the American Cancer Society, 627 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905. Elmira Star-Gazette Tuesday May, 25, 1999. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
GEORGE M. DIVEN age 76 of 29 Macgregor Lane, Dundee, N.Y. Monday, May 16, 1977 at Soldier’s and Sailor’s Memorial Hospital. There will be no calling hours prior to graveside services at convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. He is survived by his son, George M. III of New Paltz, N.Y.; a daughter, Mrs. Edward Candidus of West Newton, Mass.; six grandchildren. He was born in Elmira and had been a resident of Dundee since 1941. He was a graduate of Colgate University in 1924 and was the husband of the late Mildred Diven who died in December 1976. Memorial donations to the American Lung Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1977
DOANE - RAUH
Marjorie D. Age 84 of Elmira, NY died on Friday December 8, 2006 surrounded by her loving family. Marjorie was born December 19, 1921 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Benjamin and Katherine Beecher Doane. She was a graduate of Elmira College and retired from Capabilities, Inc. in 1992. Marjorie was a member of The Park Church in Elmira, NY and The Junior League. Marjorie was pre-deceased by her first husband John Richardson in 1963. Marjorie loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Marjorie is survived by her loving husband of 39 years Francis A. Rauh; her sister: Mary Doane; her children and their spouses: Deborah and Peter Peterson of Elmira, NY and James and Mary Kay Richardson of Cohasset, Massachusetts; grandchildren: Douglas Peterson, Nicole Peterson, Chelsea Richardson, Lacey Richardson, Evan Richardson, and Samuel Richardson; great grandson: Hunter Peterson; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Jeanne and John Tablewski and Maryanne and Larry Wisneski; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Marjorie's family is especially grateful to her caretakers Carla, Tina, and Michelle at home and her caretakers at Bethany Manor for their loving care and compassion. A Memorial Service celebrating Marjorie's Life will be held at Park Church at a time to be announced. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. For those wishing memorial gifts may be made to The West Elmira Library 1231 West Water Street Elmira, NY 14905, Park Church 208 West Gray Street Elmira, NY 14901 or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
DOCKSTADER - May 1, 1927Arthur H. Dockstader, 68, of 227 W. 14th St. Elmira Hgts., died Wednesday at 6:15 o'clock after an extended illness. Mr. Dockstader is survived by his widow, a son, Roy S. of Elmira Hgts., a sister, Mrs James Husted of Wellsboro, Pa.three _________ Stanley Dockstader, all of Elmira. Grandsons, Gordon and Lyle.
DOCKSTADER GORDON LEROY
Heights Navy Man Killed In Air Crash - Lt. Gordon LeRoy Dockstader, 37, of Washington, son of Mr. and Mr. Roy S. Dockstader, 136 W. 15th St., Elmira Heights, was among passengers killed early Wednesday in the crash of an American Airlines plane in California. His parents were informed Friday. The plane burned in a canyon 5 1/2 miles from the fog-enshrouded airport where it had tried to land. Lt. Dockstader, who was attached to the aeronautics bureau of the Navy Department was on a business trip to West Coast Naval bases. The victims of the crash were 21 passengers – three from the Navy and 18 from the Army – and a crew of three. Lt. Dockstader was commissioned a Navy lieutenant in September, 1942, and has been contacting war plants in regard to Navy contracts, with special emphasis on maintenance of magnetos. Lt. Dockstader graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School and the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute before taking employment with the Scintilla Magneto Co. at Sidney, N. Y. He later became affiliated with a gas firm in Reading, Pa., and was engineer for a construction firm in Connecticut when he entered the armed forces. He married the former Wilma Welch, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin E. Welch of 143 Oakwood Ave., Elmira heights, and has one son. Lt. Dockstader and family resided in Washington. The Navy notified Mrs. Dockstader who is in Elmira Heights for a short visit, that her husband’s body has been taken to the U. S. Naval Hospital at Long Beach, Calif., and she wired late Friday to have it sent to the Ballard Funeral Home in Elmira heights. Date of the funeral will be announced later. Two brothers of the former Elmira Heights resident also are in the armed forces. Lt. Lyle E. Dockstader is in the Navy, stationed at Sandy Hook, N. J., and S1/c Stanley E. Dockstader is located at Gulfport, Miss. 1945
DODEL Marilyn M.
Age 75 of Elmira, NY. She was born April 11, 1936 in Elmira, daughter of the late Ludwig and Emily Dodel and died Tuesday, October 18, 2011at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by 2 sons. Marilyn cherished the time she spent with her two best friends; Pussy Willow, her cat and Shirley Campbell, her best friend. Friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, October 20th from 5 to 6 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 6 pm. She will be buried with her parents in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 20, 2011
DODGE John E.
87, of Cortland, died Thursday, November 27, 2008. John was predeceased by his wife of 36 years, Mary Elizabeth (Flegal) Dodge, and by Phyllis Shaw with whom he enjoyed mutual companionship for many years after his wife's passing. John was born January 12, 1921 in Elmira, New York, the son of Joseph and Tuie Dodge. John worked as a mechanical engineer at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY until 1972 and then with Smith Corona in Cortland until he retired in 1983. He holds a number of typewriter design patents. John was an outstanding athlete excelling in boxing and wrestling at Southside High School in Elmira, NY. He enjoyed many sports including basketball, softball, golf, and bowling. He helped develop the youth recreation programs in Southport, NY and was active in coaching for many years. John fought for his country during World War II in the South Pacific as a crew member of the USS Wadsworth, Destroyer DD516. He was incredibly proud of that service and became lifelong friends of those with whom he served. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. He developed a passion for decorative decoy carving. He was well-known within the US for his expertise and won many competitions including numerous national and world championships. He had a great love for his family and had many friends. His home was always open to all. John is survived by his four children, Donna Burnett, Tom Dodge, Ted Dodge, and Carol Whitcombe. He had eight grandchildren, Traci Didier, Brian Burnett, Jill Dodge, Mike Dodge, Taryn Trimmer, Trena Dodge, Ryan Nitti, and Chad Nitti. He also had five great-grandchildren. Friends and relatives are invited to attend a Celebration of Life service on Saturday, December 6, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. at Wright-Beard Funeral Home, 9 Lincoln Ave., Cortland, NY. Burial with Military Honors will be at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at 2:30 p.m. A viewing will be held Friday, December 5, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Anyone wishing to make a contribution in John's name is asked to consider Lime Hollow Nature Center, 338 McLean Rd., Cortland, NY 13045.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/3/2008
WILLIAM E. DOEBLER age 82 of Elmira, NY, Friday October 23, 1992 at Elcor Nursing Home. Survived by his beloved wife, Helen D. Doebler; daughters, Geraldine Hutchinson of Rochester, NY and Jean Eddy and husband, Richard of Toledo, OH; son and daughter-in-law, William Jr. and wife, Karen Doebler of Newark, NY; grandchildren, Peter Eddy, Doug and wife, Becky Doebler, Dawn and husband, Quan Dinh, David Doebler, Jeffrey Hutchinson and Kimberly Hutchinson; several nieces and nephews. Bill was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. The Monarch Club union lodge #95 and a World War II Veteran. Bill also worked for Millbrook Brad Co. for 36 years and recently celebrated his 60th Wedding Anniversary with his beloved wife, Helen. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY, Saturday 7 to 9:00 PM and Sunday 1 to 2:00 PM. Funeral and committal services will be held there Sunday at 2:00 PM. Pastor Robert Searle officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those whishing may make contributions in Bill’s name to the Pennsylvania United Methodist Church or the American Diabetes Association, 523 W. Malius St., East Syracuse, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1992
Frank E. DOOLITTLE of 1210 W. Water St., a business man in Elmira
many years, died Friday, Dec. 16, 1938, at 6:30 a.m. after an extended illness.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Elsie B. Doolittle, a daughter, Miss Grace
Doolittle; a son Frank E. Jr.; a sister, Mrs. Barrett Fithin of Paris, France;
several nieces and nephews on the Pacific Coast. Mr. Doolittle was a native of
Olean. Mr. Doolittle was a Past Master of Ivy Lodge F&AM, a member of
Elmira Chapter RAM and the St. Omer Commandery K.T., also the Corning
Consistory, Scottish Rite Masons. The body is in the Smith & Fudge funeral
home and Monday morning will be removed to the Southside Baptist Church.
Funeral Monday at 2 p.m. Rev. C. W. Hardy, Woodlawn Cemetery.
MRS. CORDELIA DOTY (SRGP 00758) [Doty was her
own name which she resumed after her divorce from Reuben Smith]
DOUGLAS Barbara Zeigler
Elmira, NY: Age 83, died Friday, September 30, 2011. She is the daughter of the late Alfred and Helen (Maxwell) Douglas, born March 27,1928 in Elmira. In addition to her parents, she is also predeceased by her husband, Joseph H. Zeigler; sister, Shirley Bennett; brother, William C. Douglas. Surviving Barbara are her sons: Michael J. (Patricia) Zeigler of Murray, NE; and John D. Zeigler of Elmira; grandchildren, Joseph T. Zeigler, Matthew J. (Andrea) Zeigler, Trish Minor, and Kate (Chris) Hall; great grandchildren, Lucas Minor, Trenton Miller and Madison Rowe; brother-in-law, Charles Bennett; sisters-in- law, Lena Douglas, Caroline Frost and Catherine Cullen; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friend, Sharon Lofstrom. Barbara worked for the Elmira City School District, in food service for several years and was a former employee of FM Howell Box & Company. She was an avid bowler, who was a member of the 600 club, a member of the Eagles Lodge Ladies Auxiliary and a Boston Red Sox fan who loved to play euchre. Barbara's services will remain private. Her burial will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing, please make memorials in Barbara Ann Zeigler's name to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA Route # 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – October 6, 2011
DRAKE Dorothy Robinson
Age 90, died on Friday, September 2, 2011 at home with her family by her side. She was born on January 10, 1921 to the late Charlie and Belle (Shelton) Drake. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Robert Robinson, son, Virgil Watson and eleven brothers and sisters. She is survived by her daughters, Patsy (Frederick) Drake of Pine City and Wilma (Robert) Blanchard of Corning; ten grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews and close friend, Eunice Jackson of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 6th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Wednesday, September 7th at 10 a.m. with Rev. William Wells officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 4, 2011
Subj: Woodlawn Cemetery Obituary
Date: 11/07/2003 1:32:14 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: email@example.com (Fr. Tim Drake)
Elmira Star Gazette, October 29, 1972
Miss Elizabeth Holly DRAKE -September 15,1875--October 26, 1972
age 97--Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9PM-Funeral and commitment services there on Monday at 1PM, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by cousins, Arthur H. Holly, Rochester and Leon J. Holly of Elmira, Miss Drake was a communicant of St. Patrick's Church and a retired supervisor of NY Telephone Co. and a member of the Pioneer Club. (Elizabeth was buried in the same plot as her parents, Andrew J. Drake, 1825-1899, and Sarah Holly, abt. 1852-1934)
Frank B. DRAKE Word was received by relatives in Elmira yesterday of the sudden death of Frank B. DRAKE in his apartments in "The Powellton" on West Ninety-seventh street, New York City, early yesterday morning. Deceased is survived by his wife, two sons, Ralph B. and Leon A., and a brother in New York City, and by his mother, Mrs. A. J. Drake, and sisters, Mrs. J. D. Callahan and Mrs. J. P. Blades of Elmira. The body will be brought t Elmira for interment Wed. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Funeral announcement later. Unnamed Elmira newspaper. Feb. 3, 1908 Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
DRAKE –MRS. LOVENIA ROSE, wife of George W. Rose, died at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital at 10:50 o’clock yesterday morning of peritonitis after an illness of one week. The deceased was 36 years of age and was born in Broome County. She was married to Mr. Rose 18 years ago and is survived by her husband; two daughters, Myrtle C. and Florence May Rose of this city. There also survive two brothers, Charles Drake of Elmira Heights and Otis Drake of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Byron Ruger of Chemung Center and Mrs. Nathan Davis of Horseheads. She was an attendant at the Hedding Methodist Church. The funeral will be held from the family home 304 Euclid Avenue at 2 o’clock tomorrow afternoon. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 9/11/1905
DRAKE Marian H. (Brown) (Drake) DORAN
Died on Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility and formerly resided at Flannery Apartments, Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her first husband, Donald A. Brown, in 1959 and her second husband, William S. Doran, Jr., in 2005. She was also predeceased by her daughter, Susan Renee (Susie) Doran, and her son, John Thomas Doran, as well as her parents, William C. and Waneta (Quail) Drake, her sister, Betty Morter (Colon), and her brothers, Richard Drake and William (Sonny) Drake. She is survived by her children, Sharon (George) Hendrix, Donald (Anita) Brown, Kathleen (Ronald) Lohr and Wendy (Thomas) Watkins, together with her grandchildren, Shannon Brown Bailey, Amy Hendrix Borland, Sean Brown, Jes Hendrix, Jennifer Zito and Lisa Zito and 9 great grandchildren, her brother, Carl (Betty) Drake, and her sisters, Shirley Robinson, Beverly (Anthony) DiPaolo, Winifred (Michael) Giannico, and her sister-in-law, Geraldine Kimble, together with numerous nieces and nephews and cousins. She is also survived by her faithful canine companion, Bootsie. She was a former employee of the Arnot Ogden Hospital laundry and was a caregiver to the loved ones of several local families. Marian knew and loved the Lord and had great love for her family, continually holding them up in prayer. She was a lover of life and a singer of songs who would spontaneously burst into song either by request or as her spirit moved her. She also enjoyed bingo, trips to the casino and rummaging at the local thrift shops. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Chemung County SPCA or Care First. Envelopes will be available at the Funeral Home. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, December 30, 2012 from 12:00 to 2:00 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will be celebrated by Deacon George Welch following the visitation at 2 PM. Interment will take place on Monday, December 31, 2012 at 10:00 AM in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will gather at the Walnut Street gate and processing to Marian' gravesite for committal prayers. A special thank you to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital ICU and 2nd Floor and its 5th Floor Skilled Nursing Unit for the loving care provided to our mother, and to Mary Kellogg of Care First for the support and comfort she provided in helping us to make our Mother's last days peaceful. A special thank you also to the O'Neil Family of Addison, NY for providing a loving home for Bootsie. Star Gazette – December 29, 2012
Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, October 13, 2007. He is survived by his wife, Aurelia; 12 children, 18 grandchildren, his mother, four sisters and three brothers. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Friday, October 19th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Elder Dandy Martin will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/17/2007.
DRISCOLL, Kervin Charles, Sr.
Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, October 13, 2007. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Friday, October 19th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Elder Dandy Martin will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
KARL LAVERNE ‘BUCKY’ DRISLANE , age 60, of Monroeton died unexpectedly April 22, 2003, at Robert Packer Hospital. Karl was born Aug. 7, 1942, son of the late Robert and Charlotte (Chilson) Drislane. He was raised around the old Shiners place in Wysox, Pa. Karl was a veteran of the U.S. Army, where he was inducted in 1964 and discharged on July 31, 1967. He married the former Ruth Petres, on Dec. 4, 1966. He was employed by Pelton’s Trucking in West Franklin, Pa., and previously at Winns Trucking of Elmira. Survivors include his wife of 38 years, Ruth (Peters) Drislane; a daughter, Billie Jo Drislane; four stepchildren, Rex, Fred, Rick and Tammy; two sisters, Thelma Northrop and Rachel Vognet; grandchildren; Tommy, Jessie, Rex, Josh, Michelle, James, Danny, Ricky, Ruth, “Katie”, Freddy, Susan, Blaze, Ginnie, Charlie and Meagan; and many great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert “Bobbie” Drislane; a sister, Mary Patricia Dennis; a stepson, Ricky Peters; and a granddaughter, Melissa Peters. In the late 1960 Karl developed a love for racing stock cars. He started racing at Chemung Raceway and had recently raced at Dunn Hill Raceway over to his stepson Fred. He loved going to the race track to watch Fred race the car. The day of Karl’s passing he and Fred were going to put the motor in the stock car to get it ready for the racing season. He will be greatly missed by all. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Friday, April 25, 2003, at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y., with the rev. Larry Parker officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Towanda Daily Review.
Robert Karl DRISLANE, 25, of Columbia Cross Roads RR 2, PA died Monday, August 7, 1995. He was born on Tuesday, January 20, 1970 to Karl and Ruth Peters Drislane in Waverly, NY. He is survived by parents, Karl and Ruth Peters Drislane of Columbia Cross Roads; brothers, Rex and Fred Peters; sisters, Tammy Peters and Billie Joe Acla; niece, Meagan Amber Acla; partner, Ron Acla; several other nieces and nephews. Federal services were held August 9 at the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.
DUCKWORTH Lillian Evelyn Gore
Age 90 and longtime resident of Maple Ave. in Elmira died peacefully at home surrounded by her daughter and caregivers on September 3, 2013. Evelyn was born May 28, 1923 in Natchez, MS to Edmond B. and Lillian P. (Reed) Duckworth. She was recently predeceased by her husband Paul in 2012. She is survived by her daughter, Paula Gore of Elmira and nephew, Terry Dilmore of Georgia and a host of caregivers and friends. Evelyn was a devoted wife, mother and homemaker. She collected dolls since 1946. Evelyn was a member of the Horseheads Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and the WW II, 38th Bomb Group Auxiliary in Florida. Evelyn is also survived by three grand nephews, David, Aaron, and Kevin; and a grandniece, Audra. She was also predeceased by her parents and three sisters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Sunday Sept. 8, 2013 from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated in Elmwood Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Ave. Elmira Heights on Monday September 9, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with friend and pastor the Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Graveside committal service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may remember Evelyn with memorials to Elmwood Baptist Church 230 Elmwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903. A special thanks to the many healthcare workers who have become part of our family, Thank you. Star Gazette – September 7, 2013
DUFF - ICKERSON, Mrs, Eunice G.: Age 83, of 418 Milton St., Tuesday, November 13, 1984 at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penn. Ave., Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 pm. With Funeral and Committal Services there Friday at 4 pm. The Rev. Melanie Cole officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by husband of 65 years, Sly Dickerson; sister, Mary Olstead, Dushore, PA; brothers, Marcus and Dennis Duff , Gloversville, NY; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church and the Loyal Chapter No. 265 O.E.S.
"John Duhl, 85, of 78 Durland Ave. This morning, May 10, 1951. Mr. Duhl was an Elmira meat dealer for 51 years before retirement. He served as a city park commissioner for 10 years. He was a member of the German Evangelical Church. Survived by son, Fred C. Duhl, of Elmira; granddaughters, Mrs. James R. Maxwell of Pittsburg, Pa., Mrs. Willard Hastings and Miss Carolyn Duhl, both of Elmira; grandson, John F. [sic, should read "E."] Duhl of Elmira; brother, the Rev. W.S. [sic, should read W. Frederick] Duhl of Wayland. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and Friday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m., and where funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Hilmer Grunwald. Woodlawn Cemetery."
Surname at Birth: Duhl. Date of Death: May 10, 1951.
Source: Elmira Star-Gazette, Thursday, May 20, 1951.
Transcribed from microfilm by Barbara Ann Ross
Louis O. DUHL Passes Away After Active Business Life.
End Comes Quietly This Morning at His Columbia Street Home--Was Dealer in Ice For Many Years--Settled in Elmira When a Young Man."
"Louis Otto Duhl, one of the best known of Elmira
business men, died this morning at 9:15 o'clock at the family home, 313
Columbia Street. Mr. Duhl had been in ill health the past two years and had
been confined to his room over a year. For several days he had been in a
critical condition and the close of his life came quietly this morning.Mr. Duhl
was a native of Kreznuch [sic, should read "Bad Kreuznach"],
Germany, and was born October 7, 1852. He attended the schools of Germany and
completed a high school course.
SETTLES IN ELMIRA.
He was strong and ambitious for a business life and came to the United States in 1869, establishing his home in Elmira. At the age of 22 years he started the ice business in this city and cut his supply on the old ice pond on East Washington Avenue and the Weyer brick pond on upper Sullivan Street. From a small scale, the Elmira Ice Company's business advanced to a marked degree, in which Mr. Duhl was the general manager and treasurer. The decedent also was interested in other business projects in this city, in which he was eminently successful, and left the impress of his individuality upon every enterprise with which he had been connected.
He was an active member of the Democratic party and served a term as an alderman from the old seventh ward; also as a member of the Park Commission under Mayor D.C. Robinson's administration. Mr. Duhl was an ardent admirer of the late President Grover Cleveland and was conspicuous in the campaign for Mr. Cleveland in 1892. In 1876 Miss Harriet A. Brown of this city, became the wife of Mr. Duhl and they resided many years on Oak Street, corner of Carpenter Street. Mrs. Duhl died in 1913. In 1914, Mr. Duhl and Norma D. Smith were united in marriage. Mr. Duhl retired from active business about three years ago and disposed of his interests in the ice business. He is survived by his widow, a stepson Elmo Duhl and a brother John Duhl in this city; his[step-mother, a brother Frederick and four sisters in Germany; a nephew Frederick L. [sic, should read "C.") Duhl, ,three nieces, the Misses Gertrude, Lenora and Wilhelmina Duhl, all of this city. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. R. Vieweg to officiate. The remains will be removed to Buffalo for cremation and later will be placed in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery."
Surname at birth: Duhl. Death date: Aug 1, 1919.
(Transcribed by Barbara Ann Ross from a clipping (newspaper unknown) in the scrapbook collection of the Chemung Valley History Museum, Elmira). Date of clipping: Friday, Aug. 1, 1919.)
W. Jacob DUHL
"W. Jacob Duhl, senior member of the Firm of Duhl Brothers, marketmen, whose place of business is located at the corner of West Clinton and Main Streets, died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock at the family home, 407 Columbia Street, after an illness of four days' duration. Death was due to pneumonia and a complication of diseases. Mr. Duhl was born in [Bad] Kreuznach, in the Rhineland, Germany, in 1857, and came to Elmira in 1882. He had been associated in the [meat] market business with his brother John in this city thirty years, and was well known as an honest and progressive business man, whose friends were many. The deceased was an attendant of the German Evangelical Church and had been a member of the Elmira Saengerbund many years. He is survived by his widow; three daughters, Leonora, who is a teacher in the high school at Carthage, N.Y.; Gertrude, a student at Elmira College, and Philamina [sic, should read "Wilhelmina"], at home; two brothers, Louis and John Duhl, of this city [sic, John Duhl was his step-brother]; also his step-mother, four sisters and a [step] brother in Germany. Mr. Duhl was also a nephew of J. Philip Weyer of this city. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery."
Surname at birth: Duhl. Date of Death: Jan 19, 1915. Text in brackets added by transcriber.
Source: Elmira Advertiser, Wed., Jan. 20, 1915. Transcribed by Barbara Ann Ross from microfilm.
DUMAS Catherine C. Page
Haughton, LA: Age 66, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Thursday, December 29, 2011 in Louisiana. Catherine was born on December 11, 1945 the daughter of the late Constantine and Helen (James) Dumas. She was predeceased by brothers, Thomas and James Dumas. Catherine is survived by her husband of 44 years, David R. Page. Also surviving are several cousins and in-laws. Catherine and David moved from Elmira to Springfield, MA in 1973. While in Springfield, Catherine worked for Springfield Wire. In 1994 she and David moved to Louisiana. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:00 p.m. Burial will be on the Dumas family lot at Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 1, 2012
DUNBAR –NELLIE ESTHER PARMENTER, 89, LaPlata, MD, died Sunday, February 21, 1993. She was the first born of Frank and Bessie Smith Dunbar of Troy, PA. She had fond memories of her childhood in Troy with her parents, brothers and sisters and many friends. She will be greatly missed by all those who knew her. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Betty and Stan Scher with whom she spent her last few months; grandchildren, Mark Scher and wife Frances, Leslie Scher Brown and husband, Paul; great-grandchildren, Kate and Evan Scher; sisters, Laura Cease, Helen Campbell, Hazel Harkness, Marjorie Goodrich and brother, Frank; brothers-in-law, Carlton Campbell, Merton Harkness, Pete Goodrich and sisters-in-law, Betty Dunbar and Thais Dunbar. She was predeceased by her husband Archie C. Parmenter; her parents; sisters, Mae Teribery, Gertrude Greenough; Charlotte Sjoblom; and brothers , Macy and Arthur. A memorial service will be held later in the spring in Elmira, NY. –Troy Gazette-Register. (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery.)
DUNHAM Dean W.
A lifelong resident of Perine St. Elmira died, Wednesday morning, November 4, 2009 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness at the age of 81. Born on March 16, 1928, son of the late Charles Warner & Lena Morehouse Dunham. He was also predeceased by his sister, Beatrice Dunham and brother, LaVern Dunham. Survived by his loving wife of 62 years, Margaret "Diane" Brinthaupt Dunham; their children, Robert (Trish) Dunham; Gary and David Dunham; and Debra (Richard) Depue; sister-in-law, and her family, Liz Depue; grandchildren, Kim (Eric) McDermott, Bob, Tonya, Jason, Keith, Billy and Mathew Dunham; Michael (Nikki) Depue, Tim (Kaylee) Depue; numerous great grandchildren; a nephew, John (Jean) Dunham; and many cherished friends. Dean graduated from Southside High School and worked on the P&R Railroad, Westinghouse, operated his own television store first on Southport St. and later on Cedar St. and Pennsylvania Ave., drove school bus for Notre Dame High School and the Elmira City School Dist. He loved fishing and travel, volunteered for the American Red Cross during the Agnes Flood of 1972; Meals on Wheels and donated regularly to charity. He was a very active member of the Christian Faith Fellowship Church. Dean was devoted to his family as a husband, father and grandfather. "He will be missed more than he will ever know". A Celebration of Dean's Life will take place on Friday morning, November 6, 2009 at 11 am in the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, (meeting in the Seventh Day Adventist Church) 813 Maple Ave. Elmira, NY 14904, with his friend and pastor, James Crupi officiating. Burial will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on November 5, 2009
DUNN - DOVI
Margaret T. Age 79 of Elmira, died Thursday, March 9, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Marge was born in New York City on October 14, 1926, a daughter of William A. and Jane (Hickey) Dunn. She is predeceased by her husband Anthony "Tony" Dovi, brothers, John and Richard Dunn and twin infant siblings. Marge is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Stephen J. and Barbara Dovi of DeLand, FL with children, Catherine, Patricia, Elizabeth and Paul; son Brian J. Dovi of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Frank and Eileen Dunn of Mountain Lakes, NJ; brother-in-law and sister-in-law John and Eunice Dovi of Westwood, MA; along with several nieces and nephews. Marge received an Associates Degree from Hunter College in NYC. She then moved to the Elmira area in the early 1950's when her husband Tony took a job at Westinghouse in Horseheads. Marge was a practitioner of old fashioned traditional rug hooking. She was an accredited rug hooking teacher in the Pearl K. McGown Rug Hooking Guild. Marge was also a member of the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists and a member of the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. With all her talents in rug hooking and sewing, Marge's greatest satisfaction was raising her 2 sons. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, March 16, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Mount Saviour Monastery on Friday, March 17, 2006 at 1:30 p.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Because of family allergies, flowers are gratefully declined. Donations in Marge's memory may be directed to one of the following, West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department, 1299 W. Water Street, Elmira NY 14905, Mount Saviour Monastery, Mount Saviour Road, Pine City, NY 14871 or Our Lady of Lourdes Church, 304 Demarest Parkway, Elmira, NY 14905.
DUNN –MYRTLE BOHN, age 90, of West Elmira, NY on Monday, January 22, 1996. There will be no calling hours. A private Funeral Service will be held at the Holly-Keck & Baker, Inc. Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Richard F. Kuenkler officiating. Survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Joyce and Earle Schaeffer of Erie, PA, Shirley and Carlton Eldrett of Elmira, NY; 3 grandchildren, Harold Barlow of Erie, PA, Jeffrey Barlow of Elmira, NY and William Barlow of East Liverpool, OH; 5 great-grandchildren, Jessica, Erica, Nicholas, Ian and Ryan; brother and sister-in-law, Harry L. (Jane) Dunn of Endicott, NY; several nieces and nephews and a very dear friend Pat Argento of Rochester, NY. Predeceased by her husband, Harold D. Bohn in 1967, and son Harold Lynn Bohn. Family will provide flowers; those wishing may make memorials to Hospice of the Southern Tier, 244 W. Water St., Elmira, NY 14901 or to a charity of one's choice. Myrtle was a member of the Chemung Chapter of the DAR, Harmony Loyal Chapter of Eastern Star, Elmira B.P.W., Capt. Henry Hudson Chapter of the Colonial Dames, Boston Purchase Colony of New England Women, War of 1812, Daughters of American Colonists, and several other genealogical organizations. Myrtle was vice-president of Twin Tier Tire. –Elmira Star Gazette.
RALPH DUNN age 75 of 119 Roosevelt Ave., Horseheads, NY Wednesday, June 5, 1991 at the Elcor Nursing Facility. There will be no prior calling hours at his request. Friends are invited to attend a graveside service Friday, June 7, at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Larry Parker officiating. He was predeceased by his parents, Thomas and Carrie and brother, Fred Dunn. He is survived by his wife, Eleanor (Platts) Dunn of 56 years; sons, Ralph (Shegiko) Dunn, Jr. of Oceanside, CA, Fred (Elizabeth) Dunn of Woodlawn, CA; daughters, Carolyn (Joe) Struble and Laura Villarosa, both of Horseheads, Sally (William) Wilson of A.P.G., MD and Jackie (Stanley) Ettenberger, also of Horseheads, NY; sister, Lorraine Dunn of Elmira Heights; along with 13 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren and nephew, Michael Dunn of Tompkins Corners, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Organization. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/1991
DURELL FRANCES E. EATON
Frances E. Centenarian Was born December 17, 1905 in Weymouth, MA, the daughter of the late Henry Clifford and Effie Idell (Jacobs) Durell. Frances went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Wednesday, May 10, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital where she received the utmost love and care. On January 1, 1929 the Reverend Chambers united Frances in marriage to Raymond A. Eaton. He preceded her in death on January 22, 1984 after celebrating 55 wonderful years of life and love together. Mrs. Eaton is survived by her beloved daughter, Joanne Marie (Walter Ralph) Laudenslager of Horseheads, NY; along with her 2nd family at the Villa Serene Apartments, who surprised her with her 100th birthday celebration this past December. Frances retired from the Remington Rand after 25 years of dedicated service as an inspector. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her and will never be forgotten for her humor, great wit and generosity she bestowed to many. Family and friends will meet at the Walnut Street gate of the Woodlawn Cemetery 1200 Walnut Street Elmira, NY on Monday, May 15, 2006, at 11:00 a.m., and then escort Frances to her family plot where she will be laid to rest next to her beloved Raymond. Graveside services will follow with her friend and Lay Pastor, John P. Knapp to officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
DURFEE - SCHULTZ
Arlene M. of Nichols Our loving wife, mother and friend, Arlene M. Schultz, 49, was escorted to her heavenly home by the angels on Wednesday, November 16, 2005, following a courageous battle with cancer and never giving up hope. Arlene is survived by her soul mate of 31 wonderful years, Jim Schultz; her children, Kris and Lindsey Schultz, Kyle Schultz and Kathie Schultz and fiance, Jason Wilks; her children by heart, Kathie Yorke, Sr., Dawn Buono, Bryce and Jason Warner; a very special mother-in-law, Ann Schultz; brother, Gary Durfee (Bro); sisters, Charlene Galpin, Marlene Cram and Eileen McDonald; sister-in-law, Evelyn (Bruce) Carlin; very bestest buddy, Pat (Greg) Jeffers; special friends, Ann Squires, Joni and Bob Sleeper, Marcia and Jim Pierson; numerous loving nieces, nephews, friends and co-workers; and her father, Raymond Durfee. Arlene was predeceased by her loving mother, Charlotte Durfee; a very special father-in-law, Howard Schultz; nephew, Matthew White; and brother, Terry Durfee. Arlene was employed by P&C Food for 31 1/2 years, starting as a cashier and working her way up the ladder to District Deli Specialist. Along the way, she made numerous friends that will never be forgotten. Arlene, along with her husband, were involved in every facet of their children's lives. One of her greatest joys was watching her kids play sports. She especially enjoyed annual trips to Rehoboth Beach with her family and close friends-these trips were a great source of pleasure to her. Arlene was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, was a softball and baseball coach, a soccer mom and bowled in many leagues throughout the years traveling to many New York State tournaments. A time of remembering the special gift Arlene was to all of us will be held on Sunday, November 20th, at 4 p.m. at the Sutfin Funeral Chapel, 273 S. Main St., Nichols, with her pastor, Rev. Linda Gaige, officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Saturday, November 19th, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the funeral chapel. Friends who wish may kindly consider a memorial contribution to Lourdes Hospice-West, 500 5th Ave., Owego, NY 13827 in loving memory of Arlene M. Schultz.
DURFEE - CRAM
Marlene L. Of Elmira, NY Age 50, died unexpectedly at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY on Saturday, February 4, 2006. Marlene is survived by her husband, Gary and would have celebrated their 31st wedding anniversary in April. Also surviving are her sons, Ryan of Elmira and Scott Cram at home; brother, Gary 'Bro' Durfee; sisters, Char (Tom) Galpin, Eileen (Mickey) McDonald; brother-in-law, Jim Schultz, Richie (Pam) Cram; mother-in-law, Dora Cram and father, Raymond Durfee; Marlene's dear lifelong friend, Jeri Anarumo; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, and her 'kids' that she 'adopted' along the way. Marlene was predeceased by her loving mother, Charlotte Durfee; brother, Terry Durfee; sister, Arlene Schultz; father-in-law, Donald Cram; and nephew, Matthew White. She was employed by the Elmira City School District Bus Garage for 30 years and very proudly achieved her 19A Certification. Marlene was also involved in the CWA Union as a Union Steward. She was actively involved in her children's lives including coaching baseball and softball, the Southside High School Wrestling Club, and the Jeff Reese Wrestling Tournament. Marlene enjoyed the simple things in life, spending time with her family and extended family and her trips to Rehoboth Beach. Marlene made many friends through the years and their acts of kindness and support throughout her life will not be forgotten. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Wednesday, February 8, 2006, from 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Celebration services honoring Marlene's life will be held there on Thursday, February 9th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will take place privately at the family's convenience in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully accepted or memorial donations in the name of Marlene L. Cram may be directed to the Liver Transplant Program, 601 Elmwood Ave., Box SURG, Rochester, NY 14642.
DURFEE Raymond E.
Age 80, of Lowman, NY, died on Thursday, December 13, 2007, at home. Raymond was the son of the late Raymond and Bertha (Hills) Durfee. He is survived by his best friend and companion, Sandra J. Little; sisters, Norma G. Batroney of Pine City, NY, Alberta (E. Richard) McAtee of Horseheads, NY, Marion (Dennis) Northrup of Horseheads, NY, and Jacquelyn (Howard) Carl of Elmira, NY; brother, Arnold (Jane) Durfee of Elmira, NY; children, Charlene L. (Thomas) Galpin, Eileen A. (Gary) McDonald, Gary R. Durfee all of Elmira, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Warren and Claire Rosekrans, Robert Rosekrans, and Joycelynn and Cliff Orme; also several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews; close friend, Ed Adamus. Raymond was predeceased by his wife, Charlotte J. Durfee; son, Terry E. Durfee; daughters, Arlene M. Schultz, Marlene L. Cram; grandson, Matthew White; also extended family and hunting companions, beloved pets, "Beau", "Lacee", and "Laila". Raymond was a United States Army and Air Force Veteran. He retired from the Town of Southport Highway Department. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, December 18, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. followed by graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, with Military Honors accorded at the grave. The Durfee Family would like to express their appreciation to the Greater Valley Ambulance Service and the Chemung County Sheriff's Department for all the care and professionalism shown to them. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/16/2007.
JACOB DUTENHOEFER, 87 OF 207 w. Chemung P., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 1945. Survivors; son, Garl with whom he lived; two grandchildren; two great-grandchildren. Body at Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Friday 2 p.m. Rev. Paul P. Frohne. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/28/1945
DWYER - Margaret Dwyer Buckley -Canton, Aug 6- a former resident of Canton, died Wednesday at the Arnot-Ogden hospital in Elmira after a brief illness, aged 45. She had been active in the social, political and civic affairs of Elmira for a number of years. She was a daughter of the late Dr. and Mrs. C S Dwyer, former well-known Canton residents. She is survived by her husband, Leon Buckley; three daughters, Alma Janis, Edna and Beth, all of Elmira and two brothers, Ermuld of Elmira and Robert of Philadelphia. The funeral will be held at the Elmira Baptist church in Elmira Heights Friday at 3 pm with interment in Woodlawn cemetery in Elmira.
DZIOWSKI –GERTRUDE G. ‘TRUDY’ WOODRUFF age 89, of Elmira, died peacefully at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center on Wednesday, July 23rd after a long illness. She was born to the late Felix "Phil" and Yadiviga "Ida" (Boroch) Dzikowski in Morris Run, PA. Trudy was a 1943 graduate of Morris Run High School and lived in the Elmira area most of her life. She was an office manager at the Elmira Greeting Card Company for 24 years and was a homemaker. She was a member of the Moose, Elks and Eagles Clubs in the Elmira area for many years. Trudy was predeceased by her first husband, Henry W. Gilbert in 1966, her second husband, Kenneth L. Woodruff in 2011, her brother, Anthony G. Dzikowski in 1980, her brother-in-laws, Perry Turner in 1961 and Raymond Gruzlewski in 1978. Surviving are her sisters, Veronica Turner of Elmira; Bernice Gruzlewski of Wellsboro; her brother, Charles "Chas" (Francis) Gekoski of Elmira; her sister-in-law, Mary Elizabeth Dzikowski of Lewisburg; her very special nephew, Chuck Turner of Elmira; her husband Kenneth's four children, Catherine Mocyk of Baldwinsville; John (Darbie) Woodruff of Tampa, FL; James Woodruff of Atlanta, GA; Jay (Wendy) Woodruff of Baldwinsville; along with seven grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, many nieces nephews and her loving care giver, Dawn Blair of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, July 29, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc. Mooseheart, IL. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/27/2014
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 07/03/2009
By Joyce M. Tice