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

Woodlawn Obituaries
EAMES - COLUNIO, Reah J. (Eames)
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, April 4, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Reah was born on February 27, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late Raymond and Anna (Campbell) Eames. She was an avid bingo player, member of the Horseheads Moose Lodge Post #1476, and loved to be with her loving family. She was 1 of 17 children growing up. Survivors include her children, Nick (Rosalie) Colunio, Bob and Jim Colunio, Trina Wrigley and Chip (Carolyn) Colunio; grandchildren, Nancy (Don) Miller, Barb (Gina) Colunio, Nicki (David) Tadder, Rosie Colunio, Mike (Heather) Colunio, Dee Dunn and Toni Moffe; great-grandchildren, Carson Tadder, Nicholas Mastrantonio, Anthony Swan, Jamal Mountain, Tiyah and Brooklyn Moffe, Mykah Washburn and Jasmine Colunio; sisters, Mary, Betty, Lillian and Joanne; brother, Edward. Reah was predeceased by her husband of 58 years, Anthony Colunio in 1997; and several brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, April 7, 2008, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/6/2008.

ALBERT J. EASTON:  Albert J. EASTON aged sixty-five years dies Sunday afternoon at the home of his daughter Mrs. Hattie SNYDER, 605 West Hudson Street.  The deceased, who was a member of the G. A. R., is survived by his wife, one daughter, Mrs. SNYDER, one son, Charles N. EASTON, one brother, James B. EASTON; and one sister, Mrs. R. C. Harens of Elmira.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The G. A. R. will be present.  ELMIRA DAILY GAZETTE & FREE PRESS  July 27, 1903

Edith Easton Age 98, formerly of Perine St., Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, June 4, 2005, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY. Edith graduated from Elmira College on the 75th anniversary of the college and her grandson, Richard, will graduate on Sunday, June 5, 2005, from Elmira College, which is the 150th anniversary of the college. She previously taught math and Latin in Walden, NY, and in Apalachin, NY. Her husband, Harry L. Blide, in 1980; her son, David, in 1946; a sister, Alice Easton Frampton; and brothers, Elmer, Albert, Charles, and Emerson Easton, predeceased Edith. She is survived by her son, Charley (Toni) Blide; grandsons, David Albert (Rebecca) Blide and Richard Charles Blide; great-grandson, A.J. Blide. Also survived by special niece, Gretchen (Wally) Hunt; as well as many other special nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Monday, June 6, 2005, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday evening at 6:00 p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc.; envelopes are available at the funeral home. The family would like to thank the staff and residents of Elcor for the wonderful care, kindness and friendship shown to Edith during her stay. Edith felt so much at home there that she would thank the staff of Maple Creek Valley wing of Elcor everyday.

EASTON George Emerson On September 5, 2001 at his home in Bowie, MD. Husband of the late Edna Arlcah Corson Easton. Survivers include his sister Edith Blide of Horseheads, sister-in-law Grace Easton of Elmira, sons Fred and William Easton, daughter Jeanette E. Akhter, grandchildren Andrew, Sarah, Jessica, Paul, and many nieces and nephews. Graveside memorial service will be on September 29 at 2pm at the Woodlawn Cemetery

ROBERT L. EASTON, age 75, of 933 Sycamore Street, Elmira, NY. Robert was born, the son of the late Charles B. and Florence Mahar Easton, January 12, 1930 in Elmira. Surviving Robert is his beloved wife of 51 years, Kay Lewis Easton; children, Saralyn (Chris) Downs of Beaver Dams, NY, Jeffrey (Joyce) Easton of Horseheads, NY, Matthew (Linda) Easton of Erin, NY, Michael (Leslie) Easton of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Kristin (Michael) Clark, Kelli (Steve) Piecuch, Holly (Joe) Terlaje, Jeffrey Easton, Tyler Easton, T.J. Easton, Kiley Easton, Benjamin Easton; and six great-grandchildren; siblings, Stuart (Joan) Easton of Pine City, NY, Beatrice (Donald) Brown of Tyron, NY, Margaret (Donald) Morrell of Ormond Beach, Fl; sister-in-law, Tressa Easton of Elmira, NY; brother and sister-in-law, William and Carrie Lewis of Elmira. Bob is predeceased by his grandson, Eric Easton; and brother, Maxwell Easton. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Monday, 14th, 2005, 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held privately at a time that is convenient with the family. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Bob was always willing to help family or a neighbor. He was a mainstay at all his grandsons baseball practices and games. From their start in the area T-Ball League through their Mark Twain Little League and Southside High School years. His family was his life. Everyone held a special place in Bob's heart. He will be missed dearly by loving family, friends, neighbors, and many young baseball players in the area that became close to him. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Robert L. Easton's name to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, or the Ronald McDonald House of Central New York, 1027 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY 13210. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette Mar. 13, 2005.

                  Alwyn Eaton Retired Teacher Age 83 of 16 Owego Street, Cortland, died early Sunday morning, June 25, 2000 at her residence. Mrs. Wood was born November 29, 1916 in Lawrenceville, PA, a daughter of the late William and Stella Lindsley Eaton. She was preceded in death by her husband Frederick K. Wood; a sister,  Emma and a brother, Robert Eaton. Mrs. Wood graduated from Lawrenceville High School in 1934, received her B.S. from Mansfield State Teachers College in 1938 and her MS degree from Cortland State College in 1970. She retired in1979, after teaching in the Dryden Central School District for 30 years. Mrs.  Wood was a member of the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, the Cortland   Country Club, the NYS Retired Teachers Association. In her latter years, she spent much of her time crocheting lap blankets for numerous local senior citizens and received exceptional care from her private duty caregivers. Mrs. Wood is survived by three sons, John E. "Jack" of Howard, NY, Dr. Robert W. of Seattle,  WA and Dr. F. Alexander Wood of Ithaca; three grandchildren, Zachary and  Jason Wood and Allene Seyfried; three great-grandchildren, Gwendolyn and   Elijah Seyfried and Tyler Wood. Funeral services and interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, will be private. The family will receive friends on Wednesday  between the hours of 2:00 pm and 8:00 pm. at the family home. Contributions in memory of Mrs. Wood may be directed to the United Presbyterian Church of Cortland, 25 Church Street, Cortland, NY. 13045 or Cortland Memorial Hospital. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Lansing Funeral Home,   Lansing, NY.

EATON, Mr. Walter - Age 88 of 1657 Penna. Ave., Pine City, Wednesday, September 14, 1977, at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital where he had been a patient since August 29th. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral and committal services there Friday afternoon at 1 pm. The Rev. Roland Osgood and the Rev. Sydney Kane officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Pearl Elwell Eaton, his son and daughter-in-law, Richard and Colette and his granddaughter, Christine Eaton, all of Pine City; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Webbs Mills United Methodist Church; Charles G. Fairman Lodge I. O. O. F.; life member of Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Dept. and a member of Seeley Creek Grange.(Rainbow Section, Lot 203) in Elmira.

ECKEL - The Elmira Advertiser - Monday Morning - April 23, 1917 - Page 7
Nicholas Eckel
Nicholas Eckel, aged 56 years, who had been employed at the West End Hotel for several yeasts, died Saturday afternoon.  He is survived by two sisters, Mrs. Julia Gardner, of Elmira, and Mrs. Kate Heinz, of Scranton; on brother, Fred.  The funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of his niece Mrs. A. L. Donaldson, 414 College avenue,  The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate.  Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery.

The Elmira Advertiser - Tuesday Morning - April 24, 1917 - Page 7
Nicholas Eckel
The funeral of Nicholas Eckel, who had been employed at the West End Hotel for several years, will be held to-day at 2 p. m. at the home of his niece, Mrs. A. L. Donaldson, 414 College avenue.  The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

LEWIS EARL ECKLER age 84 of 1254 South Main St., Tuesday, February 15, 1972 after an extended illness. Friends may call at the McCarthy Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 a.m., the Rev. David Kingman officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society made to the American Cancer Society or to the Trinity Episcopal Memorial Fund.  He is survived by wife, Leona B.; sons, Robert E. and William N., both of Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. John (Joanne) Lynch of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mrs. Pauline Kuhn of Rochester; 9 grandchildren.  Mr. Eckler was a retired employee of the Remington Rand, a veteran of World War I, a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and a charter member of the Frank L. Simes Lodge No. 990 F&AM of Rochester.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1972

Published On Tri-Counties Site On 2/27/2003
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