Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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ELDRETT Listed on 05/23/03
H. Carleton "Gyp" Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY, on Wednesday, May 21, 2003. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, May 27, from 10 a.m. till 12 noon and at 1 p.m., a Requiem Mass will be held in Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira. Father Donald W. Mathews, Rector, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Flowers are welcomed, or those wishing may make memorials to Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Gyp is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Shirley Eldrett; brother, Edward Eldrett of Greensboro, North Carolina; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Joy and Earle Schaffer of Erie, PA; nephews, Hal Barlow, Jeff Barlow, Bill Barlow; and several nieces and nephews. Gyp was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, Masonic Ivy Lodge, American Legion Post 154. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran serving during WWII and a U.S. Marines Corp. Veteran serving during the Korean Conflict. Gyp was the Owner of Twin Tier Tire Corp. Daryl ELDRETT Watkins email@example.com
ELINE J. Oliver
Of Mark Twain Apartments - Was born January 3, 1912 in Hanover, PA, the son of the late Jeremiah O. and Sarah A. (Crouse) Eline, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at the age of 95. His loving wife, Emily (Cadek) Eline predeceased him in 1981. He was also preceded in death by his sisters, Helen (Eline) Stowell and Mickey (Eline) Richardson. He is survived by the following: William R. (Patricia) Stowell, Joy Hamilton, Robert Stowell, Margaret Stowell, William B. Stowell, Dr. Kimberly Hamilton, Dr. Matthew Hamilton, Paul (Francine) Cadek, Ann Cadek (Jerard) Shuman, Beth (Tim) Ragsdale, Mary Hartigan, Kay (Carl) Hesselbach, Judy (Harl) Pike, Thomas (Ellen) Parry, and William Parry; along with great-nieces and great-nephews. Oliver was a faithful member of the First United Church of Christ. He retired from Remington Rand and the Chemung Canal Bank after several years of dedicated service. He was a veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country from 1941 to 1943. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, November 23, 2007, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Eline Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of ones choice in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/21/2007.
ELINE J. Oliver
Of Mark Twain Apartments - Was born January 3, 1912 in Hanover, PA, the son of the late Jeremiah O. and Sarah A. (Crouse) Eline, died peacefully on Tuesday, November 20, 2007, at the age of 95. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Friday, November 23, 2007, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Eline military honors. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of ones choice in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2007.
ELLETT Frederick S.
U.S. Army Veteran WWII - Age 89, of Elmira, NY, pass away peacefully on Monday, September 14, 2009. Fred was born with a twin brother, Joseph, on July 2, 1920 in Elmira, the son of Henry and Emma Ellett. He is survived by sons and daughter-in-law, Frederick Jr. and Frances Ellett of Canada, Robert (Jane Sandore) of Elmira; two grandchildren, Gregory Ellett, Kathryn Ellett; and two great-granddaughters. Fred was predeceased by his wife, Geraldine; grandchildren, Joshua Ellett, Alyss Ellett. He received the Purple Heart while in the European Theater during the war and returned to Elmira to work at the Hilliard Corp. for the next 43 years. He retired as Chief Engineer of the Clutch Division. Fred enjoyed his retirement with many hours given to his church, North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, and consulting engineer work. He enjoyed many hours working with Alzheimer's Organization and their personnel. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 18, in North Presbyterian Church at 2:00 p.m. Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Interment of Fred's ashes will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira. Those wishing may make donations to Chemung County Alzheimer's Support Group, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902. Published in Star-Gazette from September 16 to September 17, 2009
ELLIOTT –BARBARA ANN CAMBIO, 88, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016 at Elderwood Healthcare Facility in Waverly. Barbara was born and spent most of her life in Elmira, NY where she worked at Fairway Spring Co., at midlife she attended Tompkins/Cortland College and earned her education in nursing which she proudly practiced at St. Joseph's Hospital and in the Elmira School District. Barbara was predeceased by her parents, Joseph and Madelyn Elliott. She is survived by her daughters, Diane (Thomas) Moore of Waverly, and Debra Vaioli of Elmira Heights; brother, Thomas (Margaret) Elliott of Watkins Glen; sister, Priscilla (Norman) Ogden of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Jason (Heidi) Moore of Waverly, Blake (Becky) Moore of Sayre, PA, and Andrea Vaioli of Endicott; great grandchildren, Katelyn, Lyndsey, Treyton, Ryan, Cambria and Kendyll. She is also survived by her faithful and longtime friend and co-worker, Linda Wallner and husband Joe.A time of remembrance for close friends and family will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016 from 11:00 to 1:00 PM at Blauvelt Funeral Home, 625 Broad Street, Waverly. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Memorial donations may be made in Barbara's name to Elderwood at Waverly, 37 N. Chemung St., Waverly, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016
JOHN E. ELLIOTT, 69, of Pine City RD, this morning, Oct. 22, 1954. He was a former Erie Railroad employee, retiring in 1945; a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees and the First Church of Nazarene. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ruth Elliott; daughters, Mrs. Alice Criss and Mrs. Gladys Bellows of Elmira, Pfc. Gail Elliott of Paris Island, S.C.; son, Mort Elliott of Elmira. The body is at the Keister Funeral Home, 1138 Broadway, where friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Stanford E. Ernest. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10//22/1954
GEORGE F. ELLIS, 64 of 660 Lake Street died this morning, Friday Apr. 3, 1936 at 8 o’clock. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Ellis, three sisters, Mrs. Ruth M. Ruth, Mrs. Mary Miller, Mrs. Katherine Freeman, all of Elmira; two brothers, Morvalden and James of Santa Monica, Calif., several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads and will be remove this evening to the family home. A private prayer service will be held in the family home Monday 1:45 p.m. and the funeral service in Woodlawn Chapel at 2:30 p.m. Rev. John H. Willis, Woodlawn Cemetery, committal service by Union Lodge, F&AM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/3/1936
ELLIS IDA MAE
Elmira Star Gazette - Monday, March 24, 1958
Mrs. Ida M. Taylor, 86, of Pine City RD 1, Saturday, March 22, 1958, survived by sons, Ivan Taylor of Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.; Harold of Elmira, Lutrell of Tampa, Fla., sisters, Mrs. Carrie Hunt of Columbia Cross Roads, Mrs. Harold Wade, of Tampa, FLa; 33 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and 9 great-great grandchildren. Body at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Bror Olson. Woodlawn Cemetery. (typed as written sisters s/b daughters)
ELLIS - YUNIS
Juliet "Jay" Ellis Died in Binghamton, New York, on Saturday, December 17, 2005. She was born September 8, 1918, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Massoud Ellis. Mrs. Yunis was predeceased by her husband, Mr. Elias Yunis; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William L. (Rose) Lewis, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Tillie) Carroll, Mr. and Mrs. Donald (Agnes) Levinger. She was also predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. (Edna) Ellis, Sr.; and a brother-in-law, Mr. Tuffee Yunis. Upon her graduation from Binghamton Central High School, Mrs. Yunis was employed by Security Mutual Life Insurance Company. She left that position during World War II to work with her father at Ellis Brothers & Joseph, Inc., which he founded in 1900. She remained a member of their board of directors until her death. After World War II, she married Elias Yunis and worked hand in hand with him in many business endeavors for a number of years. She was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmira. She is survived by a sister, Mrs. John (Edna) Kosik; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Mary Helen Yunis and Mrs. Helen Lutomski. She is survived by a brother-in-law and his wife, Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas (Barbara) Yunis. Among her other surviving relatives are her nieces and nephews, Mr. John T. Yunis, Ms. Mary Jo Yunis, Ms. Helen Ann Yunis and husband, Paul Colucci, Ms. Barbara Yunis and husband, Jeff, Ms. Amy Yunis, Mr. Jeffrey Yunis, Ms. Pam Freeman, Ms. Bebette Yunis, and Mr. and Mrs. Rance (Georgia) Reynolds; and the children of her late brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Thomas M. Ellis, Binghamton, New York. Private services were held at the request of Mrs. Yunis in Binghamton, New York, on Tuesday, December 20, 2005. Burial was at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York. Arrangements by the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 East Main Street, Endicott, NY.
ELLIS- Mrs. Myra Elizabeth Moore
72, widow of Frank Moore, formerly of West Hill St., died early Sunday, Sept. 20, 1942. Survivors; A daughter, Mrs. Grace Tupper of Elmira Heights; a brother, Stephen Ellis; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Halpin of Horseheads, Mrs. William Wilson & Mrs. John Viele of Elmira; five grandchildren & seven great-grandchildren. The body is at the Davis Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. L. Ernest Otter will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
ROBERT ROCKWELL ELLIS formerly of Elmira, NY, was born February 13, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Clarence and Muriel Ellis, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, December 7, 2015 at the age of 87 in Ft. Myers, FL. He is predeceased by his beloved wife, Joyce DeGraw Ellis. He is survived by his loving family: children, Katrina (Mark) Chisholm of St Petersburg, FL, and their children, Heather (Lorin) Bridge and Hillary (Rich) Hutchins, Robert (Sharon) Ellis of Ft. Myers, FL and their children, Robert, Kristen, Eber and Shawn, David Ellis of Elmira, NY and his children, David (Jennifer) and Danah Ellis; brother-in-law, Norman Westervelt of Nichols, NY; 7 great grandchildren; and nieces, nephew, and their children. Robert proudly served his country in the Navy. Later he retired from American LaFrance before moving to Ft. Myers, Florida and owning and operating Auto Specialties. There will be a family graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/18/2015
ROSELLE C ELLIS
Roselle C. Ellis, 70, died Sunday at 2p.m. at the family home, 111 West Chemung Place, following illness of a month. Mr. Ellis had been an employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company 46 years and also severed several years as an assistant division trainmaster and later as division trainmaster. He was placed on the Pennsylvania Railroad Honor Roll several years ago. He was a member of the O.R.C. Mr. Ellis is survived by his widow, Mrs. Martha A. Ellis; one son, J. Stanley Ellis; one daughter, Mrs. Stockwell A. Ridge, all of Elmira; four grandchildren; a brother Clarence N. Ellis. The remains repose in the Wilson funeral home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. Hamilton Benham will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Taken from family scrapbook and friends of Mr. Ellis - the Miles, Ingalls, and Gardner families
ELLIS STEPHEN T.
Stephen T. Ellis died this morning at 3 o’clock at the home of his son, Stephen W. Ellis, 1814 West Water street, aged eighty-six years. He was born near Athens, Pa., where he passed his early life. Mr. Ellis had resided in Elmira since 1897 & was highly respected. The decedent is survived by five daughters. Mrs. Frank Moore, Mrs. R.M. Johnson, Mrs. William Wilson & Mrs. J.H. Viele of Elmira , & Mrs. Elvin Halpen of Horseheads; a son Stephen W. of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. William Adams of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home of his son, Thursday, at 2 o’clock, the Rev. Delos Abrams to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. - Stephen T. Ellis died September 24, 1923.
Catherine Grace Infant daughter of Shana and Brian Ellison died Saturday, December 22, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Survivors include her parents Shana and Brian of Elmira, a sister, Brianna Marie Ellison at home, maternal grandparents, Harrison A. and Cheryl M. Carter of Elmira, paternal grandparents, Herbert and Lillie Ellison of Elmira, several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 to 11 AM Friday, December 28, 2001 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 AM with Rev. Leo Hughey, Jr. officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
MISS MARY LAVERNE ELMORE, formerly of Elmira, Saturday night, July 10, 1948 after an extended illness. Survived by brothers, Myron F. and Gardner Elmore; sister, Mrs. Floyd Smith, all of Chesney, Wash.; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home where private funeral will be Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Clyde G. Truax. Burial in Woodlawn. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/12/1948
EMMICK Charles R. "Charley"
Age 85, of Elmira, died peacefully at his home on Wednesday, March 11, 2009. Charley was born March 8, 1924, son of Charles H. and Hilda Johnson Emmick. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his first wife, Glenna Jones Emmick; brothers and sisters-in-law, Roland & Eleanor Emmick, Richard Emmick, Robert and Marge Emmick. He is survived by his loving wife of 37 years, Margaret Frisk Emmick; children, with their spouses, William and Connie Emmick of Apollo Beach, FL, Jacquelyn and Philip Richmond of Big Flats, Deborah Batrowny of Elmira, Martin and Lauren Emmick of Boxford, MA, Frances "Faye" and Mark Menio of Penn Yan, Kimberly and Andrew Mather of Lee, MA; grandchildren, Lori (Jay) Haley, Michelle Emmick, Paul (Stacy) Richmond, Carrie (Jeremy) Hooey, Kristen (Pete) Ruhmel, Jason, Kelley, & Lindsay Batrowny, Lian Emmick, Mychal, Danielle, & Jenelle Menio, Alexa, Spencer, & Isaac Mather; 10 cherished great-grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Peggy Emmick of Elmira Heights; sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Edward McNamara of Norwood, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, William and Ruth Frisk, Dr. James and Patricia Frisk, Dottie Breuckman; along with several nieces and nephews. Charley was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country during WWII. He retired as a Manager of Engineering Services from Facet/Purolator after 39 years of service. Charley also had a 50 year career in real estate and was a certified appraiser. Charley was awarded Realtor of the Year, and was also inducted into the Elmira-Corning Regional Board of Realtors Hall of Fame. He loved bowling, golf, swimming, and vacationing in Maine. Charley was an active member of North Presbyterian Church for over 50 years. Best known for his honest and gentlemanly ways, Charley loved being with family and friends. He will forever be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Saturday, March 14, 2009 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Avenue on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at 2:00 p.m. Interment, with full military honors accorded, will be Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. A procession will form at the Walnut Street gate at 9:45 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations in Charley's memory may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/12/2009 - 3/13/2009
EMMICK John B.
John B. Age 76 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Thursday June 16, 2011. Jack was born in Elmira, NY on January 19, 1935 the son of the late Charles H. and Hilda Johnson Emmick. He married his wife Margaret E. Wood Emmick on December 26, 1985 and they were married for 25 years until she pre-deceased him on April 29, 2011. Mr. Emmick was a Jazz musician and a true Renaissance man with many interests and talents including art, gardening, painting, astronomy, bird watching, and a passion for American History. He retired from the Westinghouse Corp as a Plater and owned Jack Emmick painting. Between Jack and Margaret they are survived by their 10 loving children: Julie & Brian Pfab of Rushville, NY, Jack & Dawn Emmick of Savannah, GA, and James & Amy Emmick of Athens, TN; Michael & Elaine Brink of Orchard Park, NY, Kathy & Michael Warren of Bath, NY, Thomas Brink of Elmira, NY, Mary & Michael Brink Campbell of Horseheads, NY, Susan & Craig Weed of Horseheads, NY, Elizabeth Owen and Susan Travers of Wurtsboro, NY, and Richard & Giuliana Brink of Chester, VA; grandchildren: Jerry Dixon, Kathryn, Madelyn, Zane, Zoey, Ella, Jack, and Elizabeth Emmick; Zachary, Nicholas, and Jennifer; Andre and Caitlyn; Cameron, Carmella, and Anna Maria Brink; Allison and Andres Warren; Martina Brink and Clara Campbell; Joanna and Caitlin Cecce, Nathan and Gavin Weed; Jacob and Joseph Owen; sisters and brothers-in-law: Joyce and Edward MacNamara of Potsdam, NY; Margaret Emmick, Barbara Peterson of Elmira, NY; Harold & Mary Wood of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Jack Followed Magaret closely through life and she paved the way for him now in death. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday June 20, 2011 at 11 AM with the Deacon George Welch officiating. Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Emmick. Jack will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In Lieu of flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Emmick through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – June 18, 2011
Harold L. Age 83, formerly of Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, on Wednesday, December 19, 2001 at ELCOR Health Services, Horseheads. Mr. Empet is survived by his wife of 61 years, Rocelia Empet; his daughters, Bonnie (Craig) Seymour, and Susanne Corey, both of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Pennylee Phillips, Robert Corey and Craig Paul Seymour; and great-grandchildren, Derek Dutton and Brittany Decker-Corey. He was predeceased by his daughter Sallyann Empet. Mr. Empet had worked for the Elmira Heights Central School District as a custodian and bus driver for 34 years. He was also a crossing guard at Cohen School for 3 years. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday from 2-4PM. His funeral service will follow there at the conclusion of calling hours at 4PM with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.
ENGEL - FREE
Marie (Engel) Born Sept. 25, 1920. the daughter to the late Albert and Elizabeth (Pestrup) Engel died July 27, 2005 in Colchester, CT. Marie was a resident of Elmira Heights, NY. and died after a brief illness while at her daughter's. She was predeceased by her husband, James Fisher Free, Jr. in 1999. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Burriss Wilson of Norwich, CT; sister, Elizabeth Stiles of Maryland and grandson, Burriss, Jr. of Delaware. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, from 5-8:00 p.m. Her service will take place there at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Horseheads Historical Society, PO Box 194. Horseheads, NY 14845. "Though her smile is gone forever, and her hand we cannot touch, still we have so many memories of the one we loved so much. Her memory is our keepsake, with which we'll never part, God has her in His keeping, we have her in our hearts."
HARRY M. ENGLE JR., .Jan 25 1947-Oct 3 2015 An Army Vet, Age 68 of 1301 Lake St, Elmira NY. Harry is survived by his wife, Marjorie Engle; daughters, Lois and Joan Engle; son, Earl (Christina) Engle; and several grandchildren. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday October 8 2015 at 2 PM, for family and close friends. Rev David Ivy will officiate and arrangements will be made by James D Barrett Funeral Home of Elmira –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/5/2015
ENOS Shirley E. Ross
Wellsville: of Center Drive died on Friday, February 4th, 2011, at the Highland Health Care Center. She was born on July 20th, 1920 in Elmira to Clarence and Lucy Hibbard Enos. On May 4th, 1946 in Branchport she married William E. Ross who predeceased her on March 16th, 1992. Shirley graduated from Penn Yan Academy in 1938 and from Elmira Business Institute in 1940. During World War II, Shirley worked for the Civil Defense in Elmira and prior to moving to Wellsville in 1952, for RKB of Elmira. From 1966 until her retirement in 1986, she was a secretary for Ebenezer Oil Company of Wellsville. Shirley was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Wellsville for many years and had been a member of the Monday Club and the After Five Club. The family extends a special thank you to the Highland Health Care Center for their dedication and concern for Shirley. Survivors include: a son, Robert [Vicky] Ross of Big Flats; 2 grandsons, William Ross of Columbus, OH., and Stephen Ross of Bagram AFB, Afghanistan; a sister, Margaret E. Pelton of Bridgeton, ME. Shirley was predeceased by a daughter, Janet Ross Tapogna on August 30th, 2010. Friends are invited to call on Monday, February 7th, 2011, from 7-9 pm in the J.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville. A private family service will be held on Tuesday with Rev. Cole Gruberth with burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial wishes include the David A. Howe Library in Wellsville. Star Gazette – February 6, 2011
ERICKSON Bruce Thomas "Boog"
Loving husband, father, and friend, age 52 of Elmira Heights, NY died very unexpectedly at home with his beloved wife and friend, Carol, by his side. Bruce was born in Elmira, on February 26, 1957. Surviving him is his wife of 28 years, Carol Said Erickson; sons, Kyle and FiancĂ©e Karen Rockwell; Scott Erickson (Alicia Espigh); daughter, Leann Erickson; father and mother, Donald and Dona Erickson; canine companion, "Hayley"; granddogs, "Duke", "Fozzie", and "Maggie"; brother, Mark K. (Donna) Erickson; sisters, Karen M. (Dale) Chapman; Sue E. (Troy) Traynham; nieces and nephews, Julie R. (Tom) Feenaughty; Anne M. (Tim) Harms; Heather M. Erickson; Theresa J. Erickson; Craig M. Cathers; Matthew T. Cathers; Jerris A. Cathers; Austin Traynham; Alyssa Traynham; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins, including great aunt, Edith Martin. In addition, Bruce is dearly missed by his father and mother-in-law, Howard and Joyce Said; brothers and sisters-in-law, Markie and Kevin Roe; Sue Said; nieces and nephews, Courtney (Dan) Derusha; James Derusha; Tucker Roe; and Bryce Roe. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Monday, May 4th, 2009 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral services celebrating Bruce's life will be held there on Tuesday, May 5th at 11 AM. Associate Pastor Mark Erway will officiate. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Bruce was proud to serve 29 years as a NYS Correction Officer in Elmira. He was very devoted to his fellow coworkers and friends. In the past, Bruce enjoyed playing Rugby with the "Grayhairs" Rugby League of Elmira, and was a proud Eagle Scout. Some of Bruce's most enjoyable times were spent coaching area youth in sports, such as the Edison High School Football and Track Teams, Elmira and Elmira Heights Small Fry Football Teams, the Elmira Free Academy JV Football Team, and area Little League Baseball teams. He also loved to volunteer for the YMCA Indian Guides, Trailblazers, and the EFA Booster Club. Most of all, Bruce will best be remembered for his unforgettable smile and sense of humor. He cherished his family, friends, and coworkers and was a friend to everyone. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-2364.
ERICKSON Bruce Thomas "Boog" - Loving husband, father, and friend - Age 52, of Elmira Heights, NY, died very unexpectedly at home with his beloved wife and friend, Carol, by his side. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Monday, May 4th, 2009, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of Bruce will be on Tuesday 11:00 a.m. at Olthof's. Mark Erway, Associate Pastor, will officiate. Graveside services will be shared following the celebration service in the Woodlawn Cemetery where he will be placed into peace. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Bruce Thomas Erickson's name to Hope Lodge, 11432 Mayfield Rd., Cleveland, Ohio, 44106-2364. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/3/2009 - 5/4/2009
ERICKSON Donald Henry Erickson
84, died peacefully on Thursday December 12, 2013 at his daughter’s home in Vermont with his loving wife by his side. Don was born August 15, 1929 in Elmira Heights, NY the son of the late Eric H. and Mildred Levine Erickson. Don is pre-deceased by his two beloved sons Mark K. Erickson and Bruce T. Erickson. Don graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1946 and the Jean Summers Business School in 1948. He married his wife, Dona M. Ackerman on July 10, 1949 at Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Don retired from Servomation Corporation (Joy Automatics) in Elmira, NY in 1992. He was active in the Elmira Heights Kiwanis Club, Boy Scout Troop #13 of Oakwood UMC and District Commissioner of the Big High Horse District of Sullivan Trail Council BSA, former Elmira Heights Village Trustee, and treasurer of the Elmira Heights Alumni Association. Don was a life time member of Oakwood UMC. Don is survived by his wife of 64 years Dona M. Ackerman Erickson, daughters & sons-in-law: Karen & Dale Chapman of Westford, VT and Sue & Troy Traynham of Spring Hill, FL; Daughters-in-law: Donna Seneca Erickson of Nichols, NY and Carol Said Erickson of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Julie &Thomas Feenaughty of Nichols, NY, Anne & Tim Harms of Clinton Township, MI, Kyle & Karen Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY, Heather & Jeff Vaughn of Crestview, FL, Craig & Leah Cathers of Plattsburgh, NY, Matthew & Jennifer Cathers of Yonkers, NY, Scott & Alicia Erickson of Odenton, MD, Theresa Erickson & Miles Winkfield of Buffalo, NY, Leann & Dave Merritt of Elmira, NY, Jerris Cathers & Matthew Falk of Westford, VT, and Austin Traynham & Alyssa Traynham of Spring Hill, FL; great grandchildren: Colton & Reagan Erickson, Landon & Nicole Harms, Henry Cathers and Courtney Vaughn; brother & sister-in-law: Kenneth & Beverly Erickson of Elmira Heights, NY; sister & brother-in-law: Linda & James Priester of East Smithfield, PA; sister: Sandra Erickson of Scottsville, NY; aunt: Edith Martin of St. Albans, VT; along with several nephews, nieces and cousins. Calling hours will be held on Friday December 20, 2013 from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at 12:00 p.m. at Oakwood United Methodist Church co-officiated by Pastor Mark Erway and Pastor Fred Dyer. Interment will follow in the family lot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. The family has provided the flowers and requests that donations in Don’s memory may be made to the Visiting Nurse Associations, Hospice Program, 1110 Prim Rd. Suite 1, Colchester, VT 05446 or to Oakwood UMC, General Fund, 212 Oakwood Avenue., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Arrangements are by John D. Workman, A W Rich Funeral Home – Fairfax, Chapel, 1176 Main St., Fairfax, VT 05454. Funeral home obituary – December 15, 2013
ERIKSON, J. Harold Jr.
Loving Husband, Father & Grandfather - Was born April 19, 1919 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late J. Harold and Mathilda (Anderson) Erikson, Sr., and died on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, in Aiken, SC at the age of 90. His loving wife of 67 years, Virginia E. (Leupelt) Erikson, predeceased him March 29, 2008. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. and Mary Jo Erikson; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela J. and Richard N. Light; much loved grandchildren, Christopher Erikson and Heather Erikson Ademovic and Thomas and Kristen Light. Harold graduated from Cornell University with a BS from the School of Hotel Administration. He started his career with General Electric Company in Schenectady, NY and Louisville, KY from 1941 - 1956. He was the Assistant Controller for Raymond International, Inc., NY, NY, from 1956 - 1958 and became Controller for F & M Schaefer Brewing Company, Brooklyn, NY, from 1958 - 1961. In 1961 he joined SuCrest Corporation, NY, NY, as the Vice President and Treasurer until he left in 1964 to become the Vice President of Finance and Planning for P. Ballantine & Sons of Newark, NJ. He joined Associated Metals and Minerals Corporation, NY, NY, in 1971 as Vice President of Operation and worked there until he retired in 1984. He was a resident of Smoke Rise, Kinnelon, NJ, for 28 years. After retiring, he and his wife Virginia moved to Imperial Golf Club Estates in Naples, FL, where they resided for 20 years before moving to Merrill Gardens in Naples, FL for the next 3 years. Harold was very active in his church, The Community Church of Smoke Rise, NJ and Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, FL while living there. He loved to play golf and was a member of the Lake Mohawk Golf Club in Sparta, NJ and Imperial Golf Course in Naples, FL. He loved to travel and especially enjoyed cruises. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, October 4, 2009, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate Harold's life following the visitation at 2 p.m. Interment will take place on Monday at 9:00 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery where Harold will be laid to rest with his beloved Virginia. Published in Star-Gazette from October 1 to October 2, 2009
ERIKSON Mark K.
Age 58, of Elmira Heights, NY died
on Thursday March 25, 2010. Mark is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Donna R. (Seneca) Erickson; children, Julie (Thomas) Feenaughty, of Nichols, NY, Anne (Timothy) Harms, of Gulf Breeze, FL, Heather Erickson, of Gulf Breeze, FL and Theresa Erickson, of Elmira Heights, NY; parents, Don and Dona Erickson; his beloved pet "Micca"; granddogs, "Shorty" and "Nemo"; grandcats, "Lilly", "Dusty" and "Scrappy"; sisters, Karen M. (Dale) Chapman and Sue E. (Troy) Traynham; sister in-law, Carol E. Said Erickson, of Elmira, NY; nieces and nephews, Kyle (Karen) Erickson, Scott (Lish) Erickson, Leann Erickson, Craig (Leah) Cathers, Matt (Jenn) Cathers, Jerris Cathers, Austin Traynham and Alyssa Traynham; also great aunt, Edith Martin; mother in-law and father in-law, John H. and Ida Seneca; aunt, Virginia Seneca; brothers in-law and sisters in-law, Joseph (Alice) Seneca, Douglas N. Seneca, John D. (Anna) Seneca, Thomas Seneca, Laurie (Rusty) Grant, Nancy Maholik, William Seneca, Jeffery (Lisa) Seneca, Christopher Seneca, Ann and Katie Seneca; and several nieces and nephews all of Auburn, NY. Mark was predeceased by his brother, Bruce Erickson; aunt, Ann Donovan; and his beloved dog "Hooch". He was a very proud Eagle Scout, a graduate of Edison High School and Corning Community College, worked for Joy Automatics and Servomation, was a coach for Cinderella Softball League. Mark was an avid Yankee, Redskins, and Syracuse Orangeman fan and remembered his "Hill" buddies. He was a lifelong member and treasurer for Oakwood United Methodist Church; also involved in Sunday School and Bible Study classes. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, on Sunday, March 28, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service Monday at 11:00 a.m. in the Oakwood United Methodist Church, Corner of Oakwood Avenue and 13th Street in Elmira Heights; his Pastor Grant T. Nicholls and good friend, Pastor Mark Erway will officiate; followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. The family will provide flowers and ask that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.26.2010
MARILYN ELAINE ERLE, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Erle of 1315 College Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1954. Survived by parents; sisters, Judith and Patricia and brother, Charles Erle, all at home; paternal grandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth Erle of Elmira. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at convenience of family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1954
ERWAY –ELLEN LUCILLE ‘SIS’ TOBEY age 85 lifelong resident of Southport. Passed away Monday, October 20, 2014 at home surrounded by her loving family. Sis was the daughter of the late Harry and Dorotha (Frisbie) Erway. She was predeceased by her husband Jack W. Tobey in 1990. Surviving are her children, Roxie Tillotson of Southport, NY, Dine (Richard) Allen of Penn Yan, NY, Jack (Arlene) Tobey of Southport, Russell (Stephanie) Tobey of Southport, NY; grandchildren, Jason (Megan), Jennifer, Dottie, Danyelle (Larry), JR, and Brooke; along with great grandchildren, Tiffanie, Zachery, Brandon, Anthony, Amelia, Nolan, Nathan, Adyn, Ryleigh; brother, Harry Erway of Penn Yan, NY, Robert Erway of Elmira; sister, Maude (Rob) Hall of Florida; several nieces and nephews. Predeceased by brother, Chuck; and son in law, Bruce Tillotson. Sis was a retired Sgt. of the Chemung County Sherriff's Department, department of corrections, and a life member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary. She enjoyed sewing, and crossword puzzles. She took great pride in her family. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, October 23, 2014 from 5-8PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. Funeral services celebrating the life of Sis Tobey will be held there Friday, October 24, at 10AM. Her nephew Deacon Joseph Erway will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations maybe made in Ellen L. Tobey's name to Pathways Inc, 1408 Lake St., Elmira, NY or the Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Drive, University of Rochester, Rochester, NY. The family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to family friend Wendy Shuart, Care First, and the Chemung County Health Department for their loving and dedicated care shown to their mom. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/22/2014
ERWAY ERNESTINE ERWAY YOGGY
Ernestine Erway Yoggy, 81, formerly of Wellsboro, died Wednesday, Sept. 30 after an extended illness. Born Aug. 3, 1906, in Wellsboro, she was the daughter of the late Albert and Carrie Boyce Erway. Mrs. Yoggy graduated from the Wellsboro High School in 1952 and for a number of years she worked as a secretary for the law firm of Crichton and Owlett, later known as Owlett and Webb. She also retired after 25 years of service as a secretary for the law firm of Rhodes and Levinger in Elmira, NY. She was a member of the Riverside United Methodist Church in Elmira, NY. Surviving are her husband of 57 years, Albert A. Yoggy and his former daughter-in-law and her husband, Robin and Richard West, all of 718 Algonquin Drive, Horseheads, NY; a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Anna Jean Yoggy of Elmira, NY, Todd A. Yoggy of Corning, NY and Mrs. Jeremy (Kristin Leigh) Davis of Elmira, NY; a great-grandson, David Elmer Porter of Elmira, NY; a sister, Miss Minnie Erway of Wellsboro; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Ruth Yoggy of Binghamton, NY and Mrs. Dorothy Yoggy of Johnson City, NY and several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY, Thursday, Oct. 1, immediately following calling hours. The Rev. Robert Darling, her nephew, officiated. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be made in her name to the Southern Tier Heart Association in Elmira, NY.
ERWIN –MARY LYN (ERWIN) RUSINKO (6/24/39 - 9/3/16) - Mary Lyn Rusinko was an incredibly strong, exceptionally courageous person, whose kindness and grace compelled the deep admiration, loyalty, respect and love of family, friends and colleagues alike. Mary earned a BS from Mansfield University and an MS from Elmira College, and devoted her longest career tenure to Ernie Davis Junior High School (Elmira), teaching English for close to thirty years. In addition to teaching and spending time with friends, Mary enjoyed reading fiction thrillers next to her husband in backyard lawn chairs, gardening red geraniums and yellow mums along the front walk of their house, vacationing at the ocean and loving her family. The Rusinko family extends special gratitude to The Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital (Penn Yan, NY), Appleridge Senior Living (Horseheads, NY), Bethany Village (Horseheads, NY), Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital (Elmira), Arnot Medical Services Ivy II Internal Medicine (Elmira), the Falck Cancer Center (Elmira), the Health Center for Women (Elmira) and all medical personnel who took extraordinary care of Mary during her lifetime in Elmira and most recently in Penn Yan. Mary is predeceased by her husband John Rusinko and is survived by son Michael (Carol) Rusinko, daughter Lynne Rusinko (Joe Caparulo), brother-in-law Alfred Schutz, nieces Johanna (Joseph) Asher, Mary Ellen Gutknecht and Susan (Steven) Warner, nephews Wayne (Melanie) Schutz and John Costa, as well as grandnieces Annie Asher, Anna Gutknecht, Kathleen Warner, Michelle Warner, and nephews Benjamin Asher, Elliot Asher, Alfred Gutknecht and Andrew Gutknecht. Calling Hours will be held Wednesday, September 7, 2016 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira. A Funeral Service followed by a Reception will take place Thursday, September 8, 2016, 11:00 a.m., with Reverend Wanda Copeland officiating, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 N. Main Street, Elmira. A Private Burial will occur at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Chemung County SPCA, Community Arts of Elmira, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, National Kidney Foundation. Thank you. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/2016
KATHLEEN R. ESTELLE of Hendy Hollow Road, Pine City, Tuesday, May 29, 1990. It was her request that there be no prior calling hours and that a private funeral service be held in the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, followed by a private graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Rev. Keith R. Haverkamp, her pastor will officiate. She was a member of Westside United Methodist Church. Prior to devoting 10 years of service to LeValley McLeod she worked 24 years at the Sears store in the bookkeeping department. She is survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Philip and Margaret Estelle of Elmira, Gerald and Barbara Estelle of Freeville, NY; sisters and brothers-in-law, Dorothy and Amos Balch of Lindley, NY, Phyllis and Arthur Chandler of Waverly, NY; sister-in-law, Dorothy C. Estelle of Yuma, AR; also nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1990
PHILIP P. ESTELLE, 79, of Elmira, N.Y., passed away Thursday, July 7, 2005 at home, after an extended illness. He was born July 21, 1925 in Ithaca, N.Y., son of the late Gerald and Florence (Pine) Estelle. He was predeceased by: his parents; sisters, Dorothy Rude and Kathleen Estelle; brother, Donald Estelle and an infant son in 1957. Philip is survived by: his loving wife of 60 years, Margaret (Barr), having celebrated their 60th anniversary on June 3, 2005; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia Estelle and Larry Bacon of Elmira; son, Philip "P.T." Estelle of Elmira; twin sister, Phyllis Chandler of Waverly; brother and sister-in-law, Gerald and Barbara Estelle of Cortland, N.Y.; sister-in-law, Doris Kinkade of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Estelle retired from Lewis Transportation. He was a member and past Master of the Chemung Valley-Waverly Lodge No. 350, F&AM; member and past Monarch of the Cashmere Grotto; and past Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of New York. Family and friends are invited to visit Sunday, July 10 from 1-3 p.m. at the Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Avenue, Elmira. A Masonic memorial service will be held Sunday at 3 p.m., followed immediately by his funeral service. Pastor Don Guiles will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Philip may be remembered through donations to Westside United Methodist Church, 744 West First St., Elmira, NY. –Sayre Evening Times 7/9/2005
ESTELLE Philip T. "P.T."
Age 46 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 23, 1962 in Elmira, son of the late Philip P. and Margaret (Barr) Estelle, and died Wednesday, April 15, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center very unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his father on July 7, 2005; his mother on September 3, 2005; and his aunt "Doty" Doris Kinkade on October 5, 2005. "P.T." is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia Estelle and Larry Bacon of Elmira; aunt, Phyllis Chandler of Waverly, NY; many cousins including Joseph and Annmarie Chandler of Waverly, NY, Thomas Chandler of Binghamton, NY, William and Debra Chandler of Waverly, NY; along with his ARC family at the Smith Road residence in Pine Valley and many friends. P.T. graduated from Thomas A. Edison High School in 1983. He was a Boy Scout, Assistant Scoutmaster and a proud Eagle Scout with Troop 154 in Elmira Heights; was employed with the ARC on Sullivan St. for over 26 years and was an honorary member of the Cashmere Grotto. He was loved very much by his family and all of his ARC family, co-workers and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, April 17th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Saturday, April 18th at 11 a.m. Rev. Don Guiles will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/16/2009
ETTENBERGER - SUTTON, Claire E.
Died September 11, 2008. Claire Sutton, 87, of Elmira died in her sleep, in her own bed, in her own apartment, having lived as independently as possible. Claire, the daughter of George and Florence Ettenberger, was born June 13, 1921 in Elmira. Claire graduated from Sts. Peter and Paul Parochial School in 1935 and Elmira Free Academy in 1939. After attending Elmira College for two years, she graduated from Scudder Business School, 5th Avenue, New York City. After raising 5 children, Claire re-enrolled at Elmira College and received her Bachelor of Arts Degree in June, 1991. She was then re-associated with her original Class of '43. Claire was married to Philip M. Sutton, son of Raymond and Lulu Sutton, on June 15, 1946 in St. John the Baptist Church, Elmira, N.Y. Philip and Claire are survived by four children: Anne (Leonard) Dezelski, Thomas (Mala) Sutton, George (Debbie) Sutton, and CSM Theodore (Evi) Sutton; 12 grandchildren: Christopher Sutton; Daniel (Maria), Robert (Jenny), and David Sutton; and Mary, John, Francis, Joseph, Peter (Teresa), Theresa, Simon, and Catherine Dezelski; 2 great-grandchildren: Camyla and Sebastian Sutton. Claire was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Ettenberger (1991); her husband, Philip (1996); and her son, Gregory (1997). In addition to her roles as wife and mother, Claire was an exceedingly competent secretary and a most gifted seamstress. Claire retired from Elmira Savings Bank in 1999. Claire continued to sew until the day she died. At her sewing machine, Claire created works of art: clothing, quilts, banners, Raggedy Ann & Andy dolls, aprons... Her dolls were real and beautiful and totally lovable. Claire lived an orderly life. And, she was truly a classy lady. May she rest in peace. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, September 15, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The rosary will be recited on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Graveside blessing will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please remember Claire and her family in your prayers. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/13/2008
ETTENBERGER - MEDDAUGH, DeSales Gribben
Age 90, of Pinegrove Ave. in Rochester, died at the home of her daughter while visiting in Arizona. DeSales was born in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Frank and Emily (Voigt) Ettenberger. She was predeceased by her first husband, Robert Gribben in 1953 and recently by her husband, Edward Meddaugh in 2007. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Bethany and William Hicks of Paradise Valley, AZ; granddaughters, Alexandra and Samantha Hicks; and step-grandchildren, James (Stacey) and Scott (Julie) Hicks. DeSales was a 1939 graduate of Elmira College. She worked as a librarian in Geneseo, taught in Windsor, Waverly, the Town of Gates and later retired in 1981 from West Irondequoit School District in Rochester after 32 years of teaching. She was also a member of Christ Church in Rochester, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Tuesday, Sept. 1, 2009, from 12:30-1:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at the funeral home at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2009
EUGENE John T. Age 99, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 24, 1905 in Summerville, SC, son of the late Neptune and Mary (Marshall) Eugene and died on Friday, October 14, 2005, at Elcor Health Services. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Viola in 2002. He is survived by nieces and nephews, Cornelius (Mamie) Nelson and Nathaniel Nelson, both of Elmira, Alberta Mark and Dorothy Murray, both of Brooklyn, NY, Lois Riley of PA; along with other nieces, nephews and cousins. He also leaves three very special friends, Laura Ann Williams, Roy and Ernestine Kyles. John was employed with Park Church for 23 years, retiring in 1981. He was a member of Monumental Baptist Church, serving as Deacon, Trustee, Senior Choir member and Adult Sunday School Teacher. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, October 19th, from 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held Thursday, October 20th, at 12 Noon in Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones, his Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember John through donations to Monumental Baptist Church Special Piano Project, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY 14901.
FRANCIS G. EVANS, age 80, of 35805 Verda Drive, Zephyr Hills, Florida, formerly of West 2nd Street, Elmira, NY, Tuesday, October 9, 1990 at home. Friends may call at the Holly-Keck & Baker Funeral Home, Thursday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services there on Friday at 10 a.m. Rev. Carolyn Byrne officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, Inc., or Westside Methodist Church. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. Survived by wife, Florence (Dickson) Evans; sons and daughters-in-law, Charles D. and Nancy of Elmira, Robert W. and Susan of Horseheads, Ward C. and Teresa of Penn Yan; and a sister, Edna May Hagin of Montour Falls, NY; nine grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren. Mr. Evans was a retired Sales Agent from Prudential Insurance Company, a former member of the Westside Methodist Church and member of Ivy Lodge November 397. The Ivy Lodge Number 397 will conduct a Committal Service at 8:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. –Elmira Star Gazette.
GEORGE D. EVANS, 86 of 312 Catherine Street died Saturday, Oct. 17, 1936. He is survived by a daughter, Mrs. W. F. Kline; a grandson, W. E. Kline of New York City. Funeral Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. in the family home. Rev. W. H. Benham. Woodlawn Cemetery Mausoleum. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/1936
EVANS Reverend George L. Age 87 of Elmira, NY, began walking the streets of gold on November 4, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, where he was lovingly cared for. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Constance R. Evans; daughters, Elaine (Vaughn) Sherwood, Mary Alice (Rev. Warren) Jones, Sue (Jon) Shaylor; grandchildren, Rev. Meggan (Adam) Nugent, Hannah (David) Valle, Adam A. Sherwood, Abby L. Jones, Megan (Xzane) Brown, Kelsey Jean Carapella; two great-grandchildren arriving in the spring; sisters, Myrna McMillen and Velma Lavan; many nieces, nephews and cousins. George was the Pastor of Mosherville Bible Church for 23 years, as well as various other churches in the area. He enjoyed doing Children's Magic and was a well known Evangelist. He was the owner/operator of Evans Crating, and was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, from 1 to 3 and 5 to 7 p.m., with funeral and committal services there at 7 p.m.; celebrated by his friends, Rev. Steven Johnson, Pastor Chris Curry, and Rev. Larry Lain. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to Firm Foundation Ministries, 30 Penhurst, Rochester, NY 14619.
EVANS Victor Dwayne
Age 39 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 5, 1969 in Georgia, son of the late Victor B. and Diane (Seals) Evans, and died Sunday, May 24, 2009, unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his sons, Isaiah and Elijah Evans, the love of his life, Wrendy Parks Evans, all of Elmira; sisters, Deirdre and Hope Evans, both of Buffalo; along with four nieces and four nephews. Victor was a veteran of the U.S. Navy and was a former employee of Kennedy Valve. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, May 29th, from 4 to 5 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 5 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/28/2009
EVERITT - SHEPARD
Ruth E. Age 96 of Spring Hill, FL and formerly of Jupiter, FL and long time resident of Burkshire Dr. in Horseheads, died Friday Dec. 28, 2001 in the Oak Hill Hospital Spring Hill, FL. Mrs. Shepard was born in Millerton, PA, the daughter of the late Leigh and Grace (Kehrley) Everitt. A member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church, Ruth was predeceased by her husband of 54 years, Harry C. Shepard Sr. in 1980, who while residing in Horseheads was the Golf Pro and Manager of Mark Twain Golf Course and later retired Chemung County Clerk. She is survived by her son, Harry Shepard, Jr. and wife, Audrey H. of Spring Hill, FL, granddaughter, Debra Ann Stickler and husband, Robert of Jupiter, FL; grandson, Harry C. Shepard III and wife, Nancy of Horseheads, NY; two great grandchildren, Gregory and Abigail Shepard; life time friends, Madison and Catherine Hess of Rochester, NY; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Hazel Cook of New Smyrna Beach, FL, Mrs. Fay Kettell of Elmira, NY, Mrs. Esther Shepard of Horseheads, NY and Mrs. Audrey D. Shepard of Westfield, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Friends are invited to call Thurs., Jan. 3, 2002 from 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 South Main Street, Horseheads, NY. Funeral Services will be held Thursday, at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 pm. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
EVERSON Paul H. Everson
Age 91, of Elmira, died Thursday, November 18, 2010 in Nashville, where he had just moved to be closer to his daughter. Paul was born February 26, 1919, in Savona, NY, a son of Bert and Bertha (McAdam) Everson. He is predeceased by his wife Naomi Miller Everson. Paul is survived by his daughter Nancy A. Everson of Nashville, TN; brother Charles Everson of Elmira. He was a retired aircraft mechanic from Schweizer Aircraft, where he worked for 36 years. While in Elmira Paul was a member of Harris Hill Soaring Association and a long time communicant of the 1st Presbyterian Church on Clinton Street. He enjoyed photography and aviation. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, November 22, 2010 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette - November 20, 2010
EVERTS - VOWELL
Lorraine Z. (Everts) Of Elmira and Elmira Heights, NY died Jan. 27, 2002 in Sayre, PA. She was born March 27, 1915 in Elmira, NY the daughter to the late Elmer and Marion Wheat Everts. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia Rae Calisher of Apalachin, NY; son, Larry Arden Vowell of Jamestown, NC; grandchildren, Sharon Lorraine Vargo, Mary Beth Weston, Andrea Arden Calisher, Alexis Ann Vowell, Ryan Loren Vowell; great-granddaughter, Olivia Rae Litzinger; sister-in-law, Alice Everts, nephews, Ed, Jeff and David Everts, several cousins, grand-nieces and grand-nephews. She was also predeceased by her sister, Marjorie and brothers, Harry and Elton Everts. Lorraine, a graduate of South Side High School, worked in the Elmira area for many years: in the offices of the former Kobacker's Furniture Store, S & H Green Stamp, as manager of Triple "S" Blue Stamp Store and as cook and waitress in various restaurants. She was a member of the North Presbyterian Church and Past member and past Matron of Southern Light Chapter # 460 O.E.S. Having been active with RSVP, she was the recipient of the Presidential Award in the 1980's for her many hours of volunteer work. She will always be remembered for her persevering attitude, sense of humor and love of family. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Wednesday, January 30, 2002 from 12:00 noon - 1:00 p.m. Her funeral service will follow there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 1:00 p.m. with the Rev. Janice Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira
Published On Tri-Counties Site On 03 FEB 2009
By Joyce M. Tice