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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

 

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


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

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

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

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

FLANIGAN Irene A. Age 93, formerly of Pine City, NY, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Irene was born in Williamsport, PA, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Dougherty) Flanigan. Irene retired from Remington Rand after 35 years as an assembly line worker, later becoming employed with St. Joseph's Hospital in housekeeping for many years. Survivors include her brother, Clarence (Vera) Flanigan of Camp Hill, Pa; sister-in-law, Anna Flanigan of New Hyde Park, NY; several nieces and nephew. Irene was predeceased by her sister, Kathryn Dean, in 2003. It was Irene's wishes that there would be no services held and that Interment would take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in memory of Irene can be made to Bethany Manor at 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845

 

FLANIGAN Irene A. Age 93, formerly of Pine City, NY, died Saturday, April 15, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. Irene was born in Williamsport, PA, daughter of the late Henry and Mary (Dougherty) Flanigan. Irene retired from Remington Rand after 35 years as an assembly line worker, later becoming employed with St. Joseph's Hospital in housekeeping for many years. Survivors include her brother, Clarence (Vera) Flanigan of Camp Hill, Pa; sister-in-law, Anna Flanigan of New Hyde Park, NY; several nieces and nephew. Irene was predeceased by her sister, Kathryn Dean, in 2003. It was Irene's wishes that there would be no services held and that Interment would take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial contributions in memory of Irene can be made to Bethany Manor at 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845

FLETCHER Norma Fletcher Oakes 

Fairport: October 15, 2012, at 100+ years young. Formerly of Elmira and Pine City. Predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Willard (Bill) Oakes in 1991; by her parents, Edgar and Julia Fletcher; brothers, Malcolm, Harmon and Paul and sister, Ellin Sides. Survived by her children, Alma (and David) Clearwater of Skaneateles, NY, Henry (and Annette) Oakes of Medway, OH and Sarah/Sally (and James) Schrecker of Pittsford, NY; five grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Born in Elmira, in 1911, she was a 1935 graduate of Elmira College and 1937 graduate of Albany State College; she taught at high schools in Virgil and Scio, NY. A WWII Army bride, she was devoted to her profession of Home-maker. She was long-time member of Elmira First Baptist, also of Pine City Baptist and Fairport Community Baptist churches;   a charter member of the Pine City Fire Dept. Auxiliary, served in NY and National Eddy Family and Homestead Associations and was a proud member of the Fletcher/Sides piano stores family. Friends are invited to call Saturday morning at 9:00am, followed by memorial service at 9:30am, at the Walter Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., Elmira.  Private committal at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family gratefully recommends memorials to Fairport Baptist Homes Caring Ministries Foundation, 4646 Nine Mile Point Road, Fairport, NY 14450. For 14 years, Norma enjoyed living in residences under the umbrella of FBH Caring Ministries.

 

FLOOD - Dr. Patrick H. Flood - There was much surprise expressed yesterday just before noon when the sad announcement was made that Dr. Patrick H. Flood was dead. Few had heard that he was ill, and fewer that he was in danger. For ten years or more he had been troubled with a disease of the heart, the nature of which none knew better than himself. On Monday last he was taken with a sudden and severe pain at the heart but recovered somewhat almost immediately and steadily improved each day. He did not, however, take the risk of going out of the house. Yesterday morning he rose, dressed himself, read the morning paper and shaved, remaining out of bed about three hours. He seemed to feel better than on any day since Monday. thinking he had been up as long as he ought to remain, he returned to his bed, and had scarcely laid down when he complained to his wife, who was in the room, of another attack of severe pain at the heart. He told her to apply the usual remedy, a mustard plaster, but rising up in bed, apparently on account of the severity of the pain, he fell back, gasped two or three times and breathed no more. His death, though sudden, was not unexpected either to himself or family, as he had prepared himself for such a sudden end. At times his pulse would skip several beats, a very alarming symptom. Dr. H.H. Purdy happened to be in the neighborhood and hearing the report of Dr. Flood's death went to the house, but nothing could be done. The vital spark had indeed gone out. The son of the deceased, Dr. Henry Flood, was in a neighboring village attending a patient at the time of his father's death, but a messenger informed him of the sad event as he was returning home. If Dr. Flood had lived until tomorrow he would have been just seventy-two years old. He was born in Northampton county, Pa., March 14, 1814, and his father, John Flood, was a native of Ireland, who came to America in his youth. The deceased was the eldest of five sons and three daughters, and until the age of sixteen remained with his parents. A course of study at Bloomsburg and Dansville academy fitted him for business. He began as clerk in a mercantile store, but soon abandoned that pursuit for the study of medicine, which he began in 1840 in the office of Dr. Bonham Gearheart, of Washingtonville, Pa. Two years of study with Dr. Gearheart, were followed by a course at the Geneva medical college, where he graduated in 1845. He located for the practice of medicine at Lodi, in Seneca county. He remained in this field for twelve years, and then came to Elmira, where he lived and labored till the time of his death. He early became a member of the Seneca county medical society while at Lodi, and of the Erie county medical society; also occupying the position of a curator of the University of Buffalo for many years and until the time of his death; he was also a leading member of the Chemung county medical society and of the Elmira academy of medicine. In politics Dr. Flood was a democrat until the breaking out of the war, when he became a republican and has ever since been a zealous member of that party. He was twice elected mayor of Elmira about ten years since by majorities the largest ever given a candidate for that office. He was an earnest worker for the public good and retired from the office with a record that pleased the people, and was one of the most economical and pure the city has ever had. He held the office of coroner two terms, was at one time a member of the board of education and an officer of the board of health. His life as a soldier bore all the characteristics of his career as a citizen. He enlisted almost with the first call to arms in the 107th regiment of New York volunteers, with the rank of major, and of all the staff he was the only one who remained with the regiment throughout its campaigns and returned with it when peace was declared. The year of his enlistment, 1862, he was made brigade surgeon of the 12th army corps, first division, subsequently receiving the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel for his valiant services. In April, 1862, he was advanced to the duty of surgeon in charge of the first division hospital, where he continued till the close of the war. His history in the war was that of the 107th which fought at Antietam, Gettysburg, Chancellorsville, Resaca, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Pine Ridge, Peach Creek, Averysboro, Bentonville and Atlanta. Dr. Flood was always in the field with the soldiers in battle caring for the wounded, and won by his valor the soubriquet of "The fighting surgeon." In 1837 Dr. Flood married Miss Rachael, daughter of John Schmeck, of Paradise, Northumberland county, Pa. He was the father of four sons, John M., Albert H., Thomas S. and Henry, and one daughter, Mary Ellen, wife of David Thro. His wife and daughter, and sons Thomas S. and Henry are those of the family living. Dr. Flood was one of the most active of men, an honor to his profession and a man whose character can ever be held as an example for the young. He was quiet and persevering, and built up a large practice in his profession. His skill in medicine and surgery was extraordinary, and everybody venerated and trusted him. His private character was the purest, and to the poor he was often a friend in their need. Who will not mourn the death of a man of such sterling character? The funeral will be held on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the residence on East Water street. - Elmira Advertiser, March 13, 1886
 

FLOOD MAUREEN M. LAVRIS, Maureen M.
Age 77, of Elmira, NY. She was born February 2, 1930 in Albany, NY, daughter of the late James and Jane (McQuoid) Flood, died Thursday, September 20, 2007, unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her husband, William on July 15, 2006; and brother, Frank Flood. She is survived by her daughter and her fiancé, Jennifer Lavris and Keith Lyons of Springerville, AZ; nieces, Phyllis Flood-Knerr of Haddonfield, NJ, Susie Roos of Baltimore, MD, Elizabeth Lisa Cosby of Kingdom City, MO, and Margaret Garrett of Lenexa, KS; nephew, John Flood of Columbia, MO. Mrs. Lavris was employed with Senator Robert Kennedy during his campaign for President. Family and friends are invited to her graveside service on Tuesday, September 25th, at 1 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/24/2007.

SALLY FOLNSBEE, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William T. Folnsbee II of Kerhonkson, N.Y. formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, Nov. 5, 1975.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Arrangements by the MacPherson Funeral Home.  Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Folnsbee of Horseheads; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore Dobson of Elmira; great-grandmother, Mrs. Laura Holcomb of Elmira and Reva B. Lovell of Elmira; several aunts, uncle and cousins.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/6/1975

FOOTE Kenneth D. Sr.
Age 63, died Sunday, February 10, 2008, at his residence. He was born in Newfield, son of the late George and Lucille Brink Foote. Ken was a veteran of the United States Army and had been in tool sales for many years. He was currently employed at Home Depot, had previously worked for Seneca Supply for 26 years and had also worked for J.C. Smith. He loved music and was a CB Radio enthusiast. Ken is survived by his wife, Carolyn Foote; his children, Kimberly Foote, Kenneth (Christina) Foote Jr. and Jonathan (Brandi) Foote; his grandchildren, Nicholas Walsh and Lucas Phillips; and many friends. He is also survived by his stepchildren, Lisa Smith, Cheryl (Barry) Mosher and Jamie (Jessica) Westmiller; and his step grandchildren, Christina and Alicia Smith, Zachary and Derek Mosher and Dante Westmiller. In addition to his parents, he was also predeceased by his brother, Alan Foote. Funeral services will be celebrated by Rev. Thana Kibbe on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the Newfield United Methodist Church. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be delayed until spring. Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Bangs Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, donations in Ken's memory may be made to Hospicare, 172 E. King Rd., Ithaca, NY 14850.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/11/2008.

FORCE Kathryn F
SADLER Kathryn F. Was born March 17, 1910 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Marion O. and Mary (Warner) Force, died on Tuesday, April 11, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 96. Her loving husband, Clinton C. Sadler, June 19, 1988; sister, Dorothy Bullock; and son-in-law, James Pratt Sr., predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Allen (Ethel) Sadler of Elmira, NY, Judith Pratt, also of Elmira, NY, Mary (Robert) Anderson of Parker, CO; along with 11 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Kathryn retired from the Rhodes and Levinger Law Firm after several years of dedicated service as a legal secretary. She was the Past Matron of the O.E.S. Loyal Chapter. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Private Graveside Services will be held in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

FORKER, Jr., Ray B.
Age 76, of 318 Marshall Street in Horseheads, NY, died from this world on April 3, 2007. Ray was born in Elmira, NY, to Ray B. Forker Sr. and Violet M. (Woodruff) Forker on January 18, 1931. He was a graduate of TAE HS, Class of 1948. He married the former Amelia A. (Hable) on June 3, 1950, who sadly predeceased him March of 1983. He was also predeceased by parents, Ray and Violet Forker; brother, Harry Forker; sister, Julia (Bowen) Strope; granddaughter, Amelia Taft; grandson, Joshua Peterson; sister-in-law, Carol (Hable) Cady; brother-in-law, Claude Hable; and mother and father-in-law, Albert and Anna Hable. Ray was employed by Corning, Inc. in various areas in the research development of specialty glasses and a holder of numerous patents, retiring in 1989 after 38 years of service. He was also a full-time farmer while working full-time at Corning Glass. With a naturally curious and scientific mind, he worked on projects his whole life trying to develop ways to improve agriculture, gas conservation and many other inventions. He loved his farm on Johnson Hollow Road and spent a good share of his life walking his acres, admiring and enjoying his land he loved so much. He and Amelia happily and lovingly raised their six children there and instilled in them his love for nature and family. Ray was truly a kind, loving and generous man who gave of himself to anyone who needed him. Whether you needed gas in the middle of the night, needed a ride, needed money, needed a friend, needed a Dad, he was always there. He thought kindly of everyone and only found the good in people. Ray was a natural athlete, an accomplished bowler and later in life became an avid golfer. While golfing, he met Maryl Merrill who became his best friend and later his wife in July 1999. He enjoyed the last years of his life immensely, traveling and attending numerous functions with Maryl and their many friends. Maryl was his devoted wife and friend who never left his side, caring for him unselfishly until the end which enriched his life and undoubtedly extended it. Ray loved playing cards with his old friends of years past and weekly poker games with his children and friends, wherever he was, there would be a card game. He had a unique sense of humor that he kept up until the end, probably trying to ease his passing for his family. The one thing that probably would mean the most to Ray would be to be remembered as a man who loved his family. His children were his shining stars that he cherished with all his heart, and he was their biggest fan in any of their accomplishments. And his children will be forever grateful for his gentle, loving hands and guidance for the wonderful life he and Amelia gave to them. Honesty, integrity, generosity and kindness were not just words to Ray, but a way of life, he will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of knowing him. In addition to his wife, Maryl (Merrill), Ray is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law, Violet (Keith) Benjamin, Rose (Rip) Ripley, Pamela (Rod) Taft, Anna Woodward (Brian Goodine), Cynthia Peterson (John Barbieri); son and daughter-in-law, Ray B. (Cathy) Forker III. He is also survived by stepson, Scott (Missy) Merrill; sister-in-law, Carolyn Coons; and special friends, Bucky Templeton, Julia (Howie) Butters, Dennis Ganton, Ron LaFritz, Jeff Cornell and John Crance. Ray was the adoring and proud grandfather and great-grandfather to Tony and Matt Benjamin, Eve Ribble, Melanie (Chris) Peters, Jeremy (Beth) Beber, Derrick (Tia) Beber, Michael (Meredith) Beber, Jessica (Angel) Cruz, Blaze Peterson, Amy and Adam Taft, Shayla, Ray IV and Jaymes Forker, Ashley, Lindsay and Megyan Merrill, Desiree Ribble, Joey Rockwell, Jessie and Matt Peters, Justin, Jake, Joel, Amelia and Rebecca Beber, Gabe Taft and Lexus and Cadance Cruz. He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, friends and their families that he felt extremely close to and loved very much. Special thanks to Debbie, Mary Ann and Lori from Hospice for all their terrific help and caring. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 5th from 4 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be held at 7 p.m. with Pastor Jerry Berbary officiating. Committal prayers and interment will take place on Friday, April 6th at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations can be made to Hospice or the Faulk Cancer Center.

FORREST - The Elmira Advertiser - Monday Morning - April 30, 1917 - Page 7
Edwin Forrest
Edwin A. Forrest died at 11:30 o’clock Saturday night at the home of his son, Leon E. Forrest, at Elmira Heights, at the age of 65 years.  He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Flora Dove, of Elmira; two sons, Leon E., of Elmira Heights, and Mark D. Forrest, of Corning; one sister, Sarah Ames, of Smithfield, Pa.; two brothers, Alfred, of Elmira, and Delace Forrest of Portland, Ore.  The funeral will be held from the home of his son, Leon A. Forrest, 252 Elmwood avenue, Elmira Heights, Tuesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.  The Rev. Hugh Kane, of the Elmwood Baptist church, will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn.

FORREST - Walter L. Forrest, [SRGP 83153] a former resident of Mansfield, died June 29, 1959. He was born in Lambs Creek November 22, 1895, son of Bert and Dianthia Forrest. He was a graduate of Mansfield State Normal School and was a first World War veteran. He married Lottie Scaife of Covington, who survives him. Also three sons, Richard L. of Nahant, Mass., Thomas E. of Kenmore, NY, Lawrence K., U.S. Air Force; daughter, Thressa Barnes of Rochester, NY; one brother, Harold G. Forrest of Covington, PA; 10 grandchildren. Burial Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. He was a active member of the First Methodist Church, Elmira. He drove street car and busses for many years, was an active Boy Scout leader. Last year he received the Silver Beaver award. He will be greatly missed by his many friends and relatives. - Mansfield Advertiser, July 1959

FORSYTHE - WOODWARD, Marcia Ann (Forsythe)
Age 83, of Columbus, Ohio. Born November 3, 1923 in Elmira, to Burton Austin Forsythe and Gladys Iola Sampsell. Passed April 4, 2007 in Columbus, Ohio. Predeceased by husband, Thomas Carlton Woodward of Elmira. Survived by sons, James (Cynthia) and Michael, both of Columbus; sisters, Marion Gordon and Phyllis Lyon, both of Elmira; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren, all of Ohio. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date.

AMY JO FOSTER, loving daughter and sister, age 21 of 93 Sunnyside Drive, Elmira, NY died Sunday, December 3, 2000 at home after a courageous battle with cancer.  She was predeceased by her maternal grandmother Dolores Morgan in 1984, paternal grandmother Anna Foster in 1984 and paternal grandfather Bertrand Foster in 1995.  Survived by her parents Walter and Gayle (Morgan); sister Morgan at home; maternal grandparents Duane and Annalee Morgan of Breesport; aunts and uncles Sharon and Paul Corter of Elmira, Linda McWhorter of Pine City, Tammy Morgan of Elmira Heights, Paul and Beth Foster of Mosherville, PA and Michael and Susan Barnes of Ft. Leonard Wood, MO along with her special cousins.  Amy graduated from EFA in 1997 and CCC in 1999.  She devoted her time teaching the hearing impaired and was pursuing a career in that field until her illness no longer allowed it.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, December 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer Service will be held there on Friday, December 8th at 8:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Ronald McDonald House, 333 Westmoreland Ave., Rochester, NY, American Brain Tumor Assoc., 2720 River Road, Des Plaines, IL or the Josh Palmer Cancer Support Group, 90 Carrolton Ave., Elmira, NY in her memory.  "Sweet dreams, baby girl".  –Elmira Star Gazette.

DUSTIN LEA FOSTER.  Beloved Son died very unexpectedly on April 17, 2005. Dustin was born September 5, 1982, the son of James Burnham and birth father, Steven J. Foster. Dustin is survived by his loving mother, Vickie; sisters, Beth Ann (Emanuel Payne) Foster, Katlyn and Megan Van Houten, Jamie, Jennifer, and Jill Burnham; niece, Zoriah Payne; fiancée, Amber Ellison; grandparents, James and Bonnie Van Houten; uncle and aunt, James and Pam Van Houten; aunt, Sherrie Van Houten; uncle and aunt, Scott and Michelle Cartwright; several other aunts, uncles, cousins, and many close friends that he loved so much. Dustin enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting with his friends, four-wheeling and dirt bike riding, listening to music, and was an avid NY Yankees fan. Dustin was predeceased by his paternal grandparents, Fred and Mary Foster; and best friend, Josh Bennett. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, April 20, 2005, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m., with funeral services immediately following at 8 p.m. Rev. Max Vroman will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Dustin's name may be made to the Dustin L. Foster Memorial Fund, c/o Solutions FCU, 907 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904..  Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 19, 2005.

GLORIA FOSTER, adopted daughter of Mrs. Bertha Foster of 116 West Chemung Place died Saturday at 11:30 p.m., aged one year, seven months.  A private funeral was held in the Wilson Funeral Home this afternoon at 3 o’clock.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1930

FOUST –LUCY M. (FOUST) MANLEY, 91, of Elmira, died December 8, 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Mrs. Manley was born February 14, 1896 in Granville Summit, PA, the daughter of George and Gladys Haflett Foust.  She and her late husband Frank R. Manley, who predeceased her in 1958, operated the Manley Grocery Store on Lake Street in Elmira for nearly 45 years.  She was a member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira.  She is survived by daughter and son-in-law, Cynthia and E. Arden Peterson, with whom she resided; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Raymond F. (Novice) Manley of Atlanta, GA; five grandchildren; one great-grandchild.  Funeral services were held at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads on December 11 with rev. John B. McLaren officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Those wishing may express their sympathy by memorial donations in Mrs. Manley’s name to the Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY. –Troy Gazette-Register.

FRANKLIN - JONES, Gene A.
Age 75, of Elmira, NY. She was born March 17, 1932 in Harlem, NY, daughter of the late Benjamin L. and Aurelia (Glenn) Franklin, and died Friday, November 16, 2007, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Willie Nathaniel Jones in 1979; and daughter, Deborah Jones-Wilson in 1997. She is survived by her children, Harvey Jones of Ft. Pierce, FL, Benjamin (Murline) Jones, Willie Jones and David Jones, all of Elmira, Denise Jones-Dotson of New York City, Aurelia (the late Kervin) Driscoll, Barbara (Paula) Jones and Becky Jones-Lomnick, all of Elmira; 35 grandchildren, 46 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Friendship 7th Day Adventist Church, 1222 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira, on Friday, November 23rd, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Pastor Phillip Wesley will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/21/2007.

FRANKLIN - JONES, Gene A.
Age 75, of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Friendship 7th Day Adventist Church, 1222 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira, on Friday, November 23rd, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Pastor Phillip Wesley will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/22/2007.

FREDERICK W. FRANTZ, 50, of 605 E. Water St., died in a local hospital at 8:30 p.m. Sunday, Mar. 16, 1941 after a brief illness.  He was an Elmira Post Office clerk for 35 years.  He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and of Ivy Lodge 307 F&AM.  He leaves tow sisters-in-law, Mrs. Miles Cummings and Mrs. Frank E. Hauver; a niece, Mrs. John Wright and a nephew, Ray Hauver.  The body is in the Holly Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Martin D. Hardin Jr. officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/17/1941

FRASIER, JAMES GURNEY (SRGP 2478)
 Mr. James Gurney Frasier, age 74, of 1680 Penna Ave., Pine City, Tuesday Dec. 1, 1970 at Port Orange, Fla.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. James Collee officiating, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Sarah M. Frasier; daughters, Mrs. Jeannette Frasier Keyser of Pine City, Mrs. Kathleen Frasier Rathbun of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; grandchildren, Catherine, Douglas and James Rathbun all of Ft. Lauderdale, Fla; Richard and Sarah Keyser both of Pine City.  Mr. Frasier was a member of North Presbyterian Church; Union Lodge No. 95 F&AM; Corning Consistory; Cashmere Grotto; Harry B. Betley Post of American Legion; Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Dept.; was a veteran of Wold War 1.

FRAWLEY - HAGER
Anna Elizabeth Frawley Age 92 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday May 14, 2005. Mrs. Hager was born in Rochester, NY on Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 1912 the daughter of James and Amelia Ambs Frawley. Her father was from Sugar Ridge, PA and her mother was from Dushore, PA. Anna was the third eldest of ten children, six sisters and four brothers. She grew up on a farm in Black, PA, attended St. Agnes High School in Towanda, PA where she was salutatorian of her class, and graduated from Mansfield College two year teacher education program in 1932. Anna taught grades 1-6 from 1932 -1939 at Taylor School on Porter Road in Sylvania, PA. Her husband, Harold M. Hager, of Sylvania and she were married at Sts. Peter and Paul Church in Towanda on August 14, 1937, and settled in Elmira, NY spending most of their years on Hillcrest Road. Harold died on October 13, 2001. Anna is survived by her daughter Mary (Stephen) Susch of Horseheads, NY and their children Eric (Catherine) Susch of Chestnut Ridge, NY and Nicholas (Patricia) Susch of Corning, NY; her son John (Linda) Hager of Liverpool, NY and their children Brian (JoEllen) Hager and Shawn Hager all of Syracuse, NY; her son Kenneth (Maria) Hager of Big Flats, NY and their children Andrew (Lindsay) Hager of Elmira, NY and Jessica Hager of Big Flats, NY; son-in-law Gerald (Diane) Clark of Whitinsville, MA and grandson Jeffrey Clark of Marloboro, MA; her three younger sisters Bernice D'Orsogna of Mineloa, Long Island, NY, Grace Coyles of Elmira Heights, NY, and Amelia Mingos of Towanda, PA as well as many nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends. As well as her parents and husband, Anna was pre-deceased by her daughter JoAnn Hager Clark in 1991 and her great granddaughter and namesake Anna Elizabeth Hager in 2004. Anna was highly a knowledgeable, skilled, and efficient housewife and mother. She was accomplished in gardening, food preservation, painting, and decorating, landscaping, sewing, cooking, and balking as well as a willing, effective ,and patient teacher of all these skills and talents. She was very devoted to her church and prayer life and The Rosary in particular. She was an avid reader and interested in business and world affairs throughout her entire life. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Tuesday May 17, 2005 from 10 - 11:30 AM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Anna's Funeral Services will follow calling hours. Mrs. Hager will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Harold in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY following her services. The family will provide their own flowers and donations in Anna's memory may be made to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Neonatal Care Unit 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905, Catholic Charities of the Southern Tier 215 East Church Street Elmira, NY 14901, or to a charity of one's choice. NOTE OF APPRECIATION The family of our mother and grandmother Ann Hager wishes to thank the Arnot Ogden Hospital Staff of 3B, the snack bar staff, as well as Doctor Fay Rizk for their special attentive and compassionate care of Ann and her entire visiting family.

FRAWLEY - COYLES
Grace (Frawley) Age 90, of 400 E. Garfield Street, Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, February 15, 2006, at Bethany Manor. Grace was born on January 13, 1916 in the Township of Menden, NY, to James and Amelia (Ambs) Frawley. She lived many years in Towanda, PA, Binghamton, NY, and Elmira Heights. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Raymond; sisters, Helen McDonald, Ann Hager, Rowena Bailey; brothers, Bernard and Robert Frawley; and special niece, JoAnn Hager Clark. Grace is survived by her daughters, Margaret Tillinghast of Elmira Heights, Anita (Lawrence) Clapp of Trumansburg, NY, and Rita (Richard) Lewis of Horseheads; son, Donald (Bonita) Coyles of Horseheads; grandchildren, Justin and Ernest (Silvia) Tillinghast, Rachel and Nicole Clapp, Jonathan and Amanda Coyles, and Jason and Brian (fiancée, Pamela Kremer) Lewis; great-grandchildren, Kevin and Krizia Tillinghast; sisters, Bernice D'Orsogna of Mineola, Long Island, NY, and Amelia Mingos of Towanda, PA; sister-in-law, Agnes Frawley of Wysox, PA; along with many nieces, nephews, friends; and special friend, Dorothy Sullivan of Elmira. She graduated from St. Agnes High School in Towanda in 1932 and Ridley-Lowell Business School. Family and friends are invited to call on February 19th from 3 to 6 p.m. with the Rosary held at 6 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira. A prayer service will be held there on Monday, February 20th at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo Church, Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, with Reverend Eugene Dobosz as celebrant. Interment will take place on Tuesday, February 21st at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. Charles Altar and Rosary Society, c/o St. Charles/St. Casimir's Church, 1012 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901. Grace's family would like to thank Bethany Manor-Skilled 1 for the wonderful care they gave to their mom.

FRAZER – Alice B. Frazer of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, October 5, 2004, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Alice was born in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Archie and Leona (Champluvier) Frazer, but she primarily lived in Lacyville, PA. Alice was a Public Health Service Director for the United States Dept. of Health & Human Services in Washington, DC for 30 years, also achieving the Rank of Captain. Some of Alice’s achievements were receiving her B.S. in Education from Mansfield University, also M.S. in Public Health form Columbia University. She received an Independence Medal from Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, 2 Commendation Medals as a US Public Health Service Director and 3 Superior Service Awards, along with an Outstanding alumni Award from Mansfield University. At Alice’s request, there will be no services held. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to the Mansfield University Foundation at the Alumni House, Mansfield, PA 16933 – Elmira Star-Gazette, 7 Oct. 2004

FREEMAN Harold E. "Pete" Sr. Age 72, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully at home on Saturday, July 9, 2005. Pete was born September 1, 1932 in Elmira, the son of the late Robert Ayers and Addah C. (Larcon) Freeman. He is survived by his loving companion, Judith A. A´Hearn; sons, Robert "Bobby" and Susie Freeman of St. Petersburg, FL, and Harold "Butch" and Ora Freeman, Jr., of Gorham, ME; daughter, Tammy Freeman of Elmira, grandchildren; Victoria Freeman, Ashley Freeman, Ora Marie Freeman, Chayton A'Hearn, Brandon, and Joey; brothers, Burton "Biff" Freeman of Horseheads and Robert Freeman of San Jose, CA; sisters, Nancy Jane and Bill Kistler of Elmira and Ruth and Bob Kelly of Elmira; and several nieces and nephews. Pete worked as a foreman for over 20 years with Skil-Bilt and retired from the NYS Department of Corrections as a correction officer with 20 years of service. He was an avid reader, enjoyed cowboy movies, and loved his grandchildren very much. He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving during the Korean Conflict and a member of the DAV-Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13 and the VFW Hoover-Wantuck Post #6083, Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, July 13, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 10 a.m. with Father Robert Mc Namara celebrating Pete's life. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with full Military Honors being accorded at the grave by the Chemung County Veterans Honors Squad. Memorial donations may be made to DAV-Disabled American Veterans Chapter 13, C/O Alice Black, 902 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845.

 

FREEMAN Janet H. Snyder

Hardinge Retiree - Was born April 4, 1935 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Paul and Helen Freeman, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 16, 2013, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 78. Her loving husband of 53 years, Richard W. Snyder Jr. preceded her in death on September 23, 2006. Her brothers-in-law, John "Jackie" Snyder, Fred (Gail) Snyder; sister-in-law, Betty (Ansel) Miller also predeceased her. Janet is survived by her beloved children, Suzanne (Robert) Donaldson, Keith (Ann) Snyder, Karen (Frank) Walker, Michael Snyder, Brian Snyder, Wendy (Rob) Southard, Jason (Rene) Snyder and Tammy Miele; much loved grandchildren, Jack (Linda) Snyder, Bobby (Amy) Snyder, James Donaldson, John Paul Donaldson, Justin (Kristin) Donaldson, Chad (April) Donaldson, Jeremy (Susan) Walker Sr., Rebecca Walker (Justin VanRiper), Bradley Snyder, Joshua Snyder, Rachel Snyder, Bryana Snyder, Bryce Van DeWark, Brody and Brayden Snyder and Andria Walker; along with many adored great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends; special friends, Bonnie and Jack Keefe. Janet retired from Hardinge Inc. after several years of dedicated service. She was a den mother for the Cub Scouts which lead to her beloved Richard becoming a Boy Scout Leader. She was an avid Avon promoter, enjoyed sewing and volunteered faithfully for the voting commission. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, July 19, 2013, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 6 p.m. The Reverend Mark Erway will celebrate Janet's life. Interment will take place on Monday, July 22, 2013, at 10:00 a.m. in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, NY 14871 in her memory.  Star Gazette – July 18, 2013

 

FREEMAN - COLLINS, Mildred L. (Freeman), Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, March 25, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on January 7, 1915 in Elmira, NY, to the late Claude and Ruth (Wheeler) Freeman. Mildred was predeceased by her husband, Ernest Collins in 1981; son, John Smith; brother, Francis Freeman; and sister, Dorothy Duncan. She is survived by her relatives, Linda Updike of Burdett, NY, Leslie Freeman of OR, and Ruth Hurdiss of GA. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Pastor Richard Hack officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

FREEMAN  Paul L-LeRoy, Aug 25-Aged 73, died at his home Tuesday evening, August 17, 1948. Mr. Freeman was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad Co conductor and formerly lived in Elmira and East Troy. He was a member of Union Lodge F & A M No 95 of Elmira, and a member of Royal Arch Chapter No 261, Troy. Largely attended funeral services were held on Friday, Aug 20 (1948). The floral offering was among the largest ever known in LeRoy, three auto loads being taken to the cemetery, and the remainder distributed among the homes where there were sick or placed in hospitals or churches. After settling in LeRoy, Mr. Freeman became an active member of the Church of Christ and had just been appointed judge of the LeRoy Township election district prior to his sudden death. The survivors besides his wife include a daughter, Pauline Titus of LeRoy; three sons, Robert A Freeman of Syracuse, NY. Watson Freeman of Jamesville, NY, Lynn C Freeman of Maplesville, Ala; brother, Frank, Calif; three nieces, Mrs. Nelson, Mrs. Vanderick and Miss Freeman of Wilcox, Pa. Rev. L R Doak will officiate with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

FREEMAN RUTH M. KELLY
Ruth M., Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly Friday, September 21, 2007, in Winchester, VA at her daughter, Dorothy's residence. Ruth was predeceased by her parents, Robert A. and Eliza Avery Freeman; stepmother, Addah Larcum Freeman; son, Robert; daughter, Ruth Slaven; brothers, William, Richard, and Harold. She was born in Elmira, the 19th of May 1924. She is survived by her loving husband, friend, and business partner of 65 years, Robert Kelly; her daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy (Arthur) Morgan; sister, Nancy Jane Kistler (K. William); brothers, Robert and Burton; grandchildren, James (Karen) Slaven, Kelly (Keith) Morgan-Walker, Francine (Stephen) Sibert Henderson, Leslie (Stephen) Eberhard, April Kelly; great-grandchildren, Nicole and JR Slaven, Alan Jessup and Catherine Jessup Bohart (Brian), Corey Silbert, Haden and Henry Walker, Chloe and Megan Eberhard, Christopher, Brooklyn and Shawn Kelly; several cousins, nieces and nephews; including special niece and nephew, Stephen and Kristina Kistler; daughter-in-law, Sherie Kelly; and son-in-law, Jim Slaven of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Tuesday, September 25, 2007, from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday, September 26, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Ruth was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, O. E. S. Harmony-Loyal Chapter of Eastern Star, Daughters of the Eastern Star. She loved to crochet for "Heartfelt Angels". For over 28 years, she owned and worked for Kelly Business Services with her husband, Robert and daughter, Ruth. She loved to read and spend time with her family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901, or the American Lung Assoc., 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, NY 14620-3635.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/25/2007.

FREEMAN, Spencer - The funeral of Spencer Freeman the little son of Mrs. and Mrs. Ernest Freeman, of 708 Hopkins Street, was held at the family home at 2 p.m. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. and Mrs. Ernest Freeman of 708 Hopkins Street thank their friends and neighbors for their kindness during their bereavement, the death of their son. Also to the Rev. R. F. C. Schniedler of 734 Hopkins Street, who made a heroic effort to save the boy from drowning in the pond and later officiated at the funeral; also to the employees of the tool room of the Eclipse Machine Company and other friends for beautiful flowers.

VIRGINIA MAY FREEMAN, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Freeman died this morning (May 18, 1921) at 9:30 o’clock at the family home, 667 Lake Street aged seventeen months.  She is survived by the parents and a brother, Harold.  The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. G. H. Haines to officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1921

CHARLES F. FRENCH, 88, of Gillett, died Tuesday, November 29, 1983, at the Troy Community Hospital.  He was born on October 28, 1895 in Lycoming Co., Pa., the son of Harry and Mary English French.  He was a member of the first Baptist Church of Gillett; Ivy Lodge 297 F & AM of Elmira; the Towanda Consistory; and the Brooks Flick American Legion Post No. 49 of Troy.  He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.  Mr. French was the retired owner of the Strong and French General Mercantile Store of Gillett.  Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Maude Dewey French; a daughter, Mrs. Dorothy Brown of Troy RD 1; son and daughter in law, Robert and Esther French of Gillett RD 2; brother, William M. French of Pompano Beach, Fla.; four grandsons; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y.  (Route 328) Thursday evening from 7 to 9 and Friday from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held Friday afternoon at 4 p.m. with the Rev. John Valiant officiating.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The family would appreciate contributions in Mr. French’s memory to the First Baptist Church of Gillett or the American Cancer Society.  –Towanda Daily Review.

FRENCH –ELIZABETH FRENCH RELYEA, widow of Hiram Relyea died Monday Dec. 21, 1936 at the family home, 613 Lake Street.  She is survived by a son, Harry of Horseheads; a daughter, Frances.  Funeral at the family home Thursday at 2p.m.  The Rev. C. Hildreth Wilcox of the Horseheads Baptist Church will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/23/1936

RALPH D. FRENCH.  Age 81 of E. Church St., Elmira, NY, died Saturday, March 19, 2005, at his home. Ralph was born in Elmira, son of the late Clifford and Cora (Porter) French.  Ralph served our country in the United States Army in the Pacific Theater during WWII later going to work for U.S. Steel as a fitter and welder in Elmira, retiring in 1986. He was a longtime member of the American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights. Survivors include daughters, Bonnie (Donald) Tice of OK, Cora (Rick) Morse of CA, Karen (James) Nixon of CA and Kathleen (Stanley) Harkness of Elmira; sons, Ralph (Sher) French of WA, and Arthur (Mary) French of WI; son-in-law, Daniel Bright Sr. of CA; 20 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 48 years, Beverly in 1990; daughters, Carol Ann French and Jean Bright; brothers, Clifford and Otis French; grandson, Jeremy French. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, March 25, 2005, from 11 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 1 p.m. with Pastor John McConnell and Pastor Mike Tillinghast officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full Military Honors. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. Elmira Star Gazette, March 23, 2005.

FRENCH   Robert D. Journeyman Electrician Age 84, went home to be with his Lord on Sunday, November 20, 2005, at the Bradford County Manor. He was born June 20, 1921 in Gillett PA, son of the late Charles and Maude Dewey French. Robert attended Bucknell University and graduated from Bliss Electrical School. He was a World War II veteran of the US Navy and served in the European Theatre and the South Pacific after Pearl Harbor. For 17 1/2 years he worked for IBM as a journeyman electrician in the Elmira and Rochester areas. His church, the Mosherville Bible Church, where he was a member for 50 years, held a major part of his time. He served there as Deacon and many behind the scenes jobs, including asking boys to ring the bell with him. He loved visiting with people, especially about Fords and Cub Cadet tractors. This little community will miss him. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Esther Curren French; beloved sons, Richard E. French of Dallas, TX; R. Kevin French of Gillett and Elmira; adored grandchildren, Derek French, attending CO school in Albany, NY, Sergeant Devon French of Fort Lewis, WA, soon to be stationed in Germany; great-grandson, Reese Jordan French of Seattle, WA. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, November 25, 2005, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow the visitation. Reverend Robert Bevins and Navy Chaplin Tom Hager will celebrate the services for Mr. French. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Gideon's International. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home

FRENCH –MRS. VIOLA B. STAGE, 40, 114 E. Second St. Tuesday afternoon, Feb. 9, 1943.  Survived by a son, Bernard Stage now in the armed forces and brothers, Clifford and Clyde French, both of Elmira.  The body is in the Davis Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Friday 11 a.m.  The Very Rev. Frederick Henstridge.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/10/1943

FRIAN Guyon  (Guy S.)
Guyon, age 51, of Hope Street, Elmira Heights, NY, died May 31, 2008, at his home. Born August 16, 1956 in Elmira Heights, NY, son of the late Mildred and Elden Friant. Survivors are an uncle and two aunts from Pennsylvania, and numerous cousins.   No services were held. Interment took place at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/6/2009

FRIENDS –DOROTHY M. MARSH, age 80, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, Sunday, March 13, 1988, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours, 8:30 p.m. the Rev. Larry Appenzellar will officiate.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, at the convenience of the family.  She was predeceased by her husband, Hollis Marsh, in 1974.  Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Robert and Elizabeth of Elmira Heights, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Donna and Robert Manchester of Pine City, NY; brother, Harry Friends of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, David, Joe and Gary Manchester, Rebecca Liotino, Robert Jr., Brenda and Belinda Marsh; 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Marsh was a former employee of the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

HARRY N. FRIENDS, Retired Inspector, age 76, lifelong resident of Millerton, PA and good friend to all.  Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Friday, December 15, 2000 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Saturday at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. Carol Price will officiate.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Millerton United Methodist Church, Rt. 328, Millerton, PA or Tioga Masonic Lodge #373, The Flower Fund.   –Elmira Star Gazette.

FRIENDS, Willis - Willis Friends died this morning at 8:15 o'clock at the family home, 217 Dewitt Avenue after an extended illness, aged sixty-six years. He was a former resident of Millerton, PA and for many years was employed as a salesman of wagons and farming implements in this city. Mr. Friends was a member of the First Baptist Chruch and the Massasolt Tribe, I. O. of R. M. The decedent is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. George R. Hemingway, four grandsons, Martin Friends, Jr., George W. , James E. and Martin T. Hemingway all of Elmira; four brothers, George, Henry, Jay and Samuel Friends; also a sister, Mrs. Emeline White; a brother-in-law, John Signor, all of Millerton, PA. The funeral will be held at the family home, Friday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Hugh C. Burr will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

FRONKO - FRIANT, Mildred
Age 86, of Hope St., Elmira Heights, NY, died Thursday, May 17, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Mildred was born on August 23, 1920 in Monaca, PA, daughter of the late Adam and Susanna Fronko. Mildred served our country in the United States Army during WWII. She was predeceased by her husband, Elden Friant in 1985. Survivors include her son, Guy Friant of Elmira Heights; along with several brothers and sisters. It was Mildred's wish for no services to be held. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

FROST
Frank Charles Elmira College Alumnus Age 50, of Waterloo, NY died peacefully Wednesday, June 8, 2005, at the Hospeace House in Naples, NY. He was born December 22, 1954 in Elmira, NY, the son of Frank Harvey and Betty (Updike) Frost. His father, Lieutenant Frank H. Frost, instructor and fighter pilot in the US Army Air Corp. during WW II; and his stepfather, Realtor, E. E. Wood, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving mother, Betty; brother, Bruce Frost of Columbus, OH; nephew, Andrew Frost also of Columbus, OH; uncle, Robert C. (Eleanor) Updike of Elmira, NY; cousins, Kathryn Isabelle (Moyer) Deats of Zephyrhills, FL, David (Nancy) Prentice, Brian, Robbie and Scott Prentice; along with several other cousins and friends. Frank was a graduate of Elmira College majoring in Chemistry and minoring in Theology. He was a proud member of the Dean' s list and was a member of the Army ROTC. For a brief time, he lived in the Dallas, Texas area and enjoyed it very much. Frank was a lab technician for St. Joseph's Hospital and later for DairyLea Central Lab. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, June 13, 2005, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral Services will follow the visitation (1:00 p.m.). The Reverend Edward Crandall will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society, Southern Tier Chapter, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901, in his memory.

WILLIAM E. FRUTCHY age 53 of 672 Wall St. Thursday, November 24, 1977.  A memorial service was held in the First Presbyterian Church, Saturday at 4 p.m., Rev. Jack Zeigler officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery of the family’s convenience.  Friends wishing to remember Mr. Frutchy may make memorial contributions to the First Presbyterian Memorial Fund.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Barbara H. Frutchy of Elmira; son, William E. Jr. of Elmira; daughters, Miss Wende Frutchy of Sugar Loaf, Maine; Miss Jennifer Frutchy of East Burk, Vt., Miss Barbara and Miss Heidi Frutchy, both of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Lindsey Guillory of New Orleans, La.; mother-in-law, Mrs. J. H. Hunt of Elmira.  He was a member of the Elmira Country Club; the Fur, Fin and Feathers Club, Elder of the First Presbyterian Church, a member of Ivy Lodge, No. 397, F&AM, Past president of the Harris Hill Soaring Corp. and a member of the Soaring Society of American and was active in establishing Harris Hill as soaring capital of America.  He was on the Board of the Neighborhood House.  He served in World War II as a Captain in the Air Force Reserves, flying out of Britain where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross with 5 gold clusters.  He was retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Col.  He was a master plumber for over 30 years in this area.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/27/1977

FRY –MRS. RUTH F. TEETER, 91 of Elmira, died May 10 1989 after a brief illness at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  She was born in Picture Rocks, PA on May 4, 1898 and graduated from the Robert Packer School of Nursing, Sayre class of 1920.  She married Atty. Lowell H. Teeter on May 5, 1920 and lived in Elmira until her death.  She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and Christ United Methodist Church, a member of the Thursday Morning Musical.  She is survived by three children; a daughter, Martha T. Olmstead and son-in-law, Dr. C. Brent Olmstead of Elmira; two sons, Atty. David L. Teeter and daughter-in-law, Atty. Ann Riggs Teeter, Elmira and Jon Lowell Teeter and daughter-in-law, Denise Sayre Teeter, Horseheads; sister, Mrs. Henry Hallett, Canton; nine grandchildren.  She was predeceased by her husband.  A memorial service will be held at the Christ United Methodist Church, Elmira Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Russell Lee officiating.  It was Mrs. Teeter’s wish that there be no calling hours.  Private family committal will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

FUDALA Frank J. III "Frankie" Was born August 21, 1982 in West Palm Beach, FL, died Monday, May 7, 2007, in West Palm Beach. "Frankie" was the beloved son of Debra J. Brown and Daryl J. Solis; stepfather and adored brother of Devon Joelle Solis. He is also survived by grandmother, Alice L. Brown, Nana Pat Thompson; great-grandmothers, Thelma Cowan and Anne McMurtry Horton; along with numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and many wonderful, loving friends. "Frankie" was employed as a plumber with his dad at All County Plumbing Service. He was a sweet, fun-loving young man whose presence, love and smile will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Graveside Services honoring his life will be held in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY, on Friday, May 25, 2007, at 2:30 p.m., celebrated by Lay Pastor John P. Knapp. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

RALPH ELLSWORTH FUDGE.  Retired Elmira Funeral Director Age 92, Friday, September 1, 2000 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Ralph was born January 1, 1908 in Elmira the son of Bessie Butters and Albert W. Fudge, Jr. He was a retired funeral director. Ralph was the oldest and longest member of the First Baptist Church in Elmira. He volunteered with RSVP, packed for the Artic League for 50 years, and with his wife, Vera, delivered Meals on Wheels for 21 years. Ralph was a member of the Chemung County Historical Society and President, 1976-78. He was a member of the Kiwanis Club of Elmira, Chemung Valley Audubon Society, Tangle wood, Mark Twain Society, Arnot Art Museum and of the Clemens Center for the Performing Arts. Ralph was an active member of the Masonic Fraternity including Ivy Lodge #397 F.& A.M. for over 70 years where he was secretary for 24 years and a Past Master, Elmira Chapter, Southern Tier Council, St. Omers Commandery, Kalurah Temple Shrine, and Cashmere Grotto. Ralph was predeceased by his wife of 43 years, Mary Louise Morse. He is survived by his wife of 23 years, Vera Mae Norton Fudge. Their children are Ralph Truman Fudge and Suzanne of Belfast, Maine, Sally Elizabeth Grayson and David of Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and Barbara Mae Courtright and James of Waterloo, New York There are seven grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and one great-great- grandson. His two brothers, Albert W. Fudge III and Clinton I. Fudge, also predeceased Ralph. Funeral arrangements will be announced when completed by Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home. The family will provide their own flowers. Contributions may be made in Ralph's memory according to ones choice. –Elmira Star Gazette.

FULLER - The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 - Page 7
Daniel Fuller
Daniel Fuller died yesterday afternoon at 2:15 o’clock at his late home, 113 West Second street, aged ninety-three years.  He came to this city in 1883 and was a building contractor here for many years.  He erected many of the older buildings about the city, among them being the Brainard Hotel, which is now known as the Rathbun House.  He was also the builder of the Reynolds home, and several of the churches of the city.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Sarah Johnson, who made her home with her father, and Mrs. C. B. Brownell, of Natchez, Mass.  Several nieces also survive, among them Mrs. George E. Orton, of this city.  The funeral will be held Friday at 2 o’clock at the home.  The Rev. A. E. Legg will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

FULLER
The Elmira Advertiser - Friday Morning - April 27, 1917 - Page 2
Daniel Fuller
The funeral of Daniel Fuller will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home, 113 West Second street.  Burial will be in Woodlawn.

FULLER James W.
Age 79, of Millport, NY, died on Saturday, February 14, 2009, at home with his loving family by his side. He was born on August 15, 1929 in Elmira, NY, to the late Wilson and Nellie (Mott) Fuller. He was predeceased by his wife of 58 years, Delores Fuller on December 26, 2008; and grandson, LCPL Jarod L. Houghton. James is survived by his daughters, Jeanette Zimmer of Elmira, Joan (Don) Goodier of Corning, Janice (Harold Pierce) Fuller of Newfield, Jinny (Steve) Gardner of Montour Falls, and Jane (Bill) Witkowski of Erin; sisters, Muriel Andrews of Millerton, PA, Marjorie Borger of Lake Wales, FL, and Nadine "Skipper" Schink of Tigeras, NM; grandchildren, Jeannine (Danny) Russell, Jackie Brock, Al Houghton III, James (Ariana) Guthrie, Jennifer Guthrie and Kacie Witkowski; six great-grandchildren; and his beloved cat "Puddy". Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, February 17th from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for James will follow at 6 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/15/2009

FULLER –MRS. SARAH F. JOHNSTON of Panama, widow of Herbert Johnston died Wednesday morning at the home of her son, Nathaniel H. Johnston at Philadelphia, Pa.  Mrs. Johnston was a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Fuller, old-time residents of 113 West Second Street, many years ago.  She was the widow of Herbert Johnston, a former druggist in Elmira about a quarter of a century ago.  The decedent is survived by two sons, Nathaniel of Philadelphia and Chester J. of Panama; a sister, Mrs. C. B. Brownell at Duluth, Minn.; a cousin, Mrs. George Orton of Elmira.  The remains will repose in Philadelphia until the son, Chester arrives from Panama about October 5.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925

FULWOOD
Curtis Age 64 of 902 Chamberlain St., Elmira, NY died Thursday, September 6, 2001 at home after a lengthy illness. He was predeceased by his parents Sylvester and Lena Mae Fulwood; daughter Patricia Fulwood; brothers Sylvester, Pete and Fred Fulwood and sister-in-law Viola Fulwood. Survived by his wife Emma (Howard) Fulwood of Elmira; loving companion Jean Gilliam of Elmira; sons Kurt (Howard) Fulwood of Temple, TX, Sylvester and Robert (Wendy) Fulwood both of Elmira and Kent Fulwood of Syracuse; daughters Priscilla (Major) Roberts, Theresa (Jeff) Murphy both of Elmira, Ethelene (Brett) Montgomery of Grayson, GA and Annette (Scott) Harden of Elmira; 17 grandchildren and a host of great grandchildren; brother Joseph (Mary Clark) Fulwood of Richmond Hill, GA; sisters Lila Kate (Steve) McArthur of Elmira and Clara Mae (Caesar) Stroman, Jr. of Rochester along with many nieces, nephews and cousins. Curtis retired from Kennedy Valve, was a life member of Mt. Nebo Lodge, F. & A.M., Prince Hall Affiliation and Omega Chapter 2, O.E.S., Prince Hall Affiliation. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Monday, September 10th from 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held Tuesday, September 11th at 1 PM in New Jerusalem Church, 1320 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira. Rev. Ella Wells will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, in his memory.

 

FULLWOOD Denise A. Porter

Age 59 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 6, 1953 in Elmira, daughter of the late Pete and Grace (Simpson) Fullwood and died Tuesday, November 20, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Willie in 2003, mother Grace Simpson in 2011. Grandson Ajay Curry in 2011, sister and brothers Carolyn, Richard and Franklin Blandford. Denise is survived by her children Monique (Jameel) Robinson of Endicott, NY, Peter Afriyie of Harlem, NY and Angela "Gracie" (Davin) West of Tully, NY; grandchildren Rachelle Curry, Jasmine Cooke, Jameel Robinson, Jr., Christopher and Elijah West; brothers Pete (Lorna) Fullwood, Tony Fullwood, Mark (Shawnda) Fullwood, Paul Simpson and Philip (Mary) Simpson; sisters Jean McGee, Lauretta (George) Stowe, Mary Helen (Charles) Peters and Megan Fullwood along with a host of nieces and nephews. Denise was an over the road truck driver for over 35 years, being and owner/operator with her late husband. She most recently worked for Shulman's in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 402 Madison Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, November 27th from 1 to 3 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 3 pm. Rev. Michael D. Bell will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Funeral home obituary – November 23, 2012

 

FURMAN Althea Mayhood
Peacefully completed her journey of 97 years on this earth, Monday, September 27, 2010. She was born in Blossburg, PA and resided in Elmira and Pine City more than 80 years. Althea was employed at Bendix Corporation until her retirement. She lived in Schenectady, NY near her daughter for seven years until her death. She was predeceased by her husband of 69 years, Warren M. Mayhood; and her parents, Alfred W. and Mary Jane (Gillingham) Furman; two sisters and three brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Patricia (Robert) Wall of Delanson, NY; four grandchildren, Michelle (Robert) Wall of Tyngsboro, MA, Robin Wall Kimmerer of Fabius, NY, Daniel S. Wall of Menands, NY, and Barbara Wall of Oakland, CA; along with eight grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Wednesday, October 6, 2010, in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY at 2:00 p.m. The Funeral Cortège will process from the Walnut Street gate to the site where Althea will be laid to rest with her beloved Warren. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be directed to the Community Hospice Foundation, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 4, 2010

FURMAN Charles V- of 307 William St Friday 2 pm at Hagerman Funeral Home. Rev. Wilbur F Clark.

FURMAN, ORRIN J. (SRGP 74564)
 Orrin J. Furman died Saturday night at 8:40 o’clock at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital, following a paralytic stroke.  Mr. Furman was 64 years old.  He lived at 355 West Clinton street, Elmira.  Mr. Furman is survived by his wife, Mrs. Katherine Furman; three sons, Attorney F. J. Furman, of butte, Montana; Harry H. Furman, local manager of the Empire Produce Company, and Orrin J. Furman, Jr., of Jobs Corners, Pa.; one brother, Everett J. Furman of Minnesota and one sister, Mrs. George Morrell, of Moshierville.  Mr. Furman had been in rather ill health for some time, but he was able to be about and visited the central section of the city Thursday on business.  He was strickenill suddenly Friday morning and immediately taken to the hospital where his condition grew worse until the end came Saturday night.  Mr. Furman was born in Elmira and during the active years of his life had been a prosperous farmer.  He retired a few years ago, returning to Elmira to make his home here.  Mr. Furman was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal church.  While retired from active farming, Mr. Furman was engaged in a small way in real estate and farm dealings.  The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'’lock at the residence, 355 West Clinton street.  Burial will be made in Woodlawn cemetery.—Elmira Advertiser

FURMAN RUTH M. GLEASON
Ruth M. Gleason, 97, of Gillett, PA died Tuesday, August 18, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Gleason was a past member of the DAR and the Order of the Eastern Star.  She was a member of the Gillett Baptist Church and a member of their Bereans group. She is survived by her granddaughters, Eyleen and Dan Oslager of Gillett, PA and Mavona Bailey of Cocoa, FL; grandson, Lyman Gleason of Edgewater, FL; six great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; daughter-in-law, Marie Gleason of Edgewater, FL; one nephew and several grandnieces and nephews. Ruth was predeceased by her husband, Lyman, in 1978 and her son, Kenneth, in 1983. Funeral services were held August 21 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. George Herrick and the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the Gillett Baptist Church or the Fassett Baptist Church in Ruth's memory. (TGR, Thursday, August 27, 1992)  (Born 11/23/1894 to  father Chas. W. Furman and mother Ann E. Swayze Troy)

MR. STUART F. FURMAN age 56 of 1000 Furman Rd., Pine City, Wednesday, August 9, 1978 at his home.  Private funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  The Rev. Bruce Cummings officiating.  In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the charity of your choice.  He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Margaret Terwilliger Furman; daughter, Deborah L. Furman of Chamblee, Ga.; sons, Richard D. and Michael S., both of Pine City; sister, Mrs. George (Dorothy) Gumosky of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He is a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira, Ivy Lodge 297 F & AM, Elmira Eagles Club Aerie 941, Harry B. Bentley Post 443 American Legion.  He was President of C.D. Furman & Son Inc. and a U.S. Army Air Corps Veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/11/1978



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