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)
Norbert "Bert" Well known Musician, Performer, Teacher, Composer. Born in Vienna, Austria the beloved son of the late Bernhard and Minna Gabel. At Bert's earliest age he loved music and its affect it had on people's lives. He graduated from the Conservatory of Music with a Bachelor's Degree in piano and accompaniment. Residing in the United States, shortly after escaping the many, horrific actions happening in Germany he began to take his music very seriously. After his graduation, Bert felt compelled to serve the United States to help sustain his freedom. He enlisted inthe United States Army serving in the Pacific Theater and became a member of the DAV. Once he fulfilled his devotion to his adopted country, Bert further pursued his love of music by working in a number of family owned music stores through out the area. In his every free moment he looked for a place to give his love of music. He shared his music with all who would listen, sing-a-longs, many area retirement homes, hospitals and theaters. He was very proud to be a member of the RSVP. He was also one of the original members of the Bill Butler Orchestra which later became the Twin Tier Community Orchestra. He also concretized with the late Edward Whittenhall at the Clemens Center, many area churches, and the Glenora Festival. Surviving Bert are; his Cousin Hilde Bruell of CA and many loving friends including John and Eve Govus of Elmira, Charlie and Josie Kakritz, Eugene Corbo, Judy Stasch, George and Marian Halm of Coopers Plains, and Elsie Lintz of Cayuta. Friends may gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Monday at 1:00Pm to 2:00Pm with funeral service to celebrate the life of Bert Gabel at the conclusion of the calling hours at 2:00 Pm. Interment will follow privately at the Woodlawn Cemetery. The Reverend Howard Hunt will officiate. Those wishing may make memorials in Bert's name to the Elmira SPCA, Rt. 328, Elmira,NY 14905 or to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14803 or to the Southern Tier Association of the Visually Impaired 719 Lake St, Elmira, NY 14901.
Clark S. Age 81 died on Wednesday January 23, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Clark was born in Columbia, PA on May 20th, 1920 the only child of John William and Greta Clark. He graduated from Columbia High School in 1939 and was a tool and die maker employed at several New York City machine shops until 1944. Clark served his Country in the US Navy during World War II. He married the former Florence Mary Young on October 7th, 1944; she predeceased Clark in 1986 and is sadly missed by her family. Clark owned his own business in Columbia, PA from 1946-1948 and worked for RCA from 1948-1951. He moved to this area in 1951 and was employed by Westinghouse until 1976. Clark then worked for St. Joseph's Hospital from 1976 until his retirement. Surviving Clark are his Children; Barry (Ruth) Gabriel of Horseheads, NY, Sandi (Jim) Palmer of Elmira Heights, NY, Wendy (Richard) Jones of Brownsdale, Minnesota, 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, a special cousin, Ginny Gambler of Columbia, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Avenue on Saturday January 26th from 1-3 PM with a Memorial service to follow visitation at 3 PM with the Rev. Larry Parker officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Clark's Name to the charity of ones choice.
GAIGE –ELOISE GAIGE WILSON age 86. She was a lifelong resident of Millerton, PA and had recently been living in the Williamsport, PA area with her daughters. She passed away on February 10, 2015 at home. Eloise was the daughter of the late Robert and Maude (Peterson) Gaige. She is survived by daughter, Patricia (Bob) Burket of Linden, PA; son, Brian K. Wilson, Gillette, PA; daughter, Carol (Ralph) Roy of Linden, PA; and daughter, Anne (Chet) Trostle of Williamsport, PA; grandchildren, Christopher (Heather) and Jonathan Burket; Michael and Tyler Roy; Elliott Wilson; Emily; Audrie and Cayman Trostle; Lindsey; Kurt and Korey Fovel; great granddaughter, Elise Burket; and many special nieces and nephews. Predeceased by her husband, Donald W Wilson; brothers, Paul (Helen), Don (Edith), and Roger (Hilda) Gaige. Eloise was a lifelong member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and a graduate of the St. Joseph's Nursing School. She retired from St. Joseph's Hospital. She enjoyed the Mission work she did with her husband. Eloise was a volunteer for many local organizations for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Saturday, February 14, 2015 from 1 PM to 2 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 2 PM, Pastor Jennifer Wolf will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Flower arrangements appreciated or memorials in Eloise's name can be made to the Millerton United Methodist Church, PO Box 177, Millerton, PA. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/2015
GAIGE, Lydia (Lydia A. Gaige Roosa) - Mrs. Lydia A. Roosa, widow of John C. Roosa, died Sunday morning at the home of her niece, Mrs. Harry Strouse, at Sagetown aged eighty-one years. She is survived by a brother, D. W. Gaige of Millerton, PA and two grandchildren, Gladys Roosa of Pentwater, Mich. and Hugh Roosa of Tioga, PA. The funeral will be held at the Webb Mills Church at 1 p.m. Tuesday. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
GALE CAROL L ROBINSON
Carol L. Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at her home. She was born on July 28, 1935 in Elmira, NY to the late Earl and Ernestine (Morse) Gale. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert Robinson of Elmira; sister, Betty Margeit of Horseheads; brother, Richard Gale of Denmark; along with several nieces and nephews. It was Carol's wish that all services held be private. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
ROGER ‘RJ’ GAMER age 51, passed away on Saturday, June 14, 2014 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. RJ was born in Elmira on October 31, 1962. He was predeceased by his parents Robert N. Gamer on Feb. 12, 1998 and his mother Suzanne M. Harding Gamer on July 7, 2010. RJ is survived by his sister Mary E. Davis of Elmira with her sons, Zachary A. and Michael T. Davis; uncle Wiliam M. Gamer of Rochester NY; cousin Lawrence Gamer and family of Rochester NY; friend "aunt" Carole Clark of Elmira; several extended family members. RJ had worked for A.R.C. in Elmira for several years. He was very involved in activities including bowling, basketball, Special Olympics and he was a very strong bocce ball player. He was an avid Pittsburgh Steelers football and Pittsburgh Pirates baseball fan. Because of RJ's health condition (he was paralyzed in November 2010) he was a resident at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. While there he received wonderful care from Dr. Corbalan, Ken Wrigley, the nursing staff and the certified nursing aides. RJ continued making many new friends at the nursing facility and was very involved in resident council, being elected president in January 2014. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember RJ with a donation to a charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/16/2014
Subj: Woodlawn Obituaries (Guest Submissions)
Date: 2/27/2003 11:41:05 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Jeanette Sheliga)
What's new February
Hi, Joyce - I have an ancestor at Woodlawn:
FRANK H. GARDINIER [GARDINER].
(Elmira Star Gazette, Friday, January 12, 1917, page 14)
Frank H. Gardinier, a printer in this ity [city] many years, died this morning at _ oclock at the family home, 212 Austin place, aged seventy-seven years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Baldwin Post No. 6 G. A. R. He is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner of Eaton, Colo., two nieces and two nephews, who reside in other states. The funeral will be announced later. (email@example.com)
(The Elmira Herald, Friday, January 12, 1917, page 9)
Frank H. Gardiner
Frank H. Gardiner, of 212 Austin place, died this morning at 5 oclock, aged 77 years. Mr. Gardiner was a member of Baldwin Post, G. A. R., and the Printers Local No. 19. Besides his wife, Mr. Gardiner is survived by one sister, Elizabeth Gardiner, of Eaton, Colorado; two newphews, Curtis G. Gardiner, of New York City, and Victor Hills, of Denver; one niece, Mrs. George W. Colwell, Harrinsville, Mich. The funeral announcement will be made later. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(The Elmira Advertiser, Saturday Morning, January 13, 1917, page 6)
Frank H. Gardinier.
Frank H. Gardinier, a printer in this city many years, died yesterday morning at 4 oclock at the family home, 212 Austin place, aged seventy-seven years. He was a veteran of the Civil War and was a member of Baldwin Post, No. 6, G. A. R. He is survived by his widow, a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Gardner, of Eaton, Colo.; two nieces and two nephews, who reside in other States. The funeral will be held Sunday afternoon at 2:30 oclock in Woodlawn Chapel. Rev. D. Henry will officiate and Baldwin Post will have charge of the committal service in the Chapel. (email@example.com)
GARDNER BLANCHE NICKERSON
Mrs. Blanche (Gardner), age 93, of Morton, Pa., formerly at Elmira, Saturday, August 26, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, Horseheads, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. James Collea officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by son-in-law, James Close of Media, Pa.; sister, Mrs. Hazel Barker of Corning; grandchildren, James Close, Jr. of Philadelphia and Alan Close of Morton, Pa.; one great-grandson; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Nickerson was the widow of Frank Nickerson.
Subj: Woodlawn obits.
Date: 10/03/2003 4:53:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time
To: Joyce Tice
I have several obituaries included below which indicate the individuals were interred in Woodlawn Cemetery. Per your instructions on your website, I am sending them to you in this e-mail, to be included in your site. Thanks for all the work you do! Renee Arnold Obit #1, for Otis Howard GARDNER, who was married to Lottie C. HART of Spencer, NY. (Lottie was a sister to one of my ggrandmothers who also resided in Spencer.) O.H. Gardner's obituary was long, and included a photo. of him. Although this one does not give the location of burial, a much shorter one in the "Deaths" section of the same edition of the Elmira Star Gazette does stipulate a Woodlawn burial, this obit. also included below. I have typed all obits. just as they appeared in the paper. From the Elmira Star Gazette of January 7, 1963, located in the microfilm holdings of Elmira Steele Memorial Library:
Otis GARDNER, Ex-Recorder, Dies at 85
Otis H. Gardner, whose retirement as recorder in 1947 ended a tenure recognized as a record among city officials, died Sunday at his home, 418 W. Water St. The 85-year-old native Elmiran stepped down from the recorder's bench at City Hall on Dec. 31, 1947. This brought to an end a service of 34 years as the city magistrate. "Judge" Gardner--the title stayed with him long after he put down the gavel--was a "political precedent" without being a politician. Only once in his long career as recorder was he opposed for election. Despite his age, Mr. Gardner had continued his law practice devoted principally to real estate transactions and the settling of estates. For years he had maintained a law office in the Robinson Bldg., but in later years he did most of his work at home. He was taken ill while visiting in Florida two winters ago and never seemed to have recovered. Feebleness increased in recent weeks but he had continued active until he was stricken Sunday. Mr. Gardner followed his wife, the former Lottie Hart of Spencer, in death by about four years. Their only child, Miss Mildred Gardner, died in 1935. Mr. Gardner defeated William C. Gill for the office of city recorder in 1913 to begin a career on the bench that remained unbroken despite the fact that he often was the only Democrat elected as the Republicans won all the other local jobs. The only time he was opposed was in 1921. It was a Republican year. J. Norton Wood was elected mayor. Yet Recorder Gardner survived the political trend by emerging victorious with a majority of 5,000 votes, the same margin given Wood over his Democratic opponent. Gardner defeated Richard Marlowe. At election time from that year on Mr. Gardner received the Democratic nomination for the office and the Republican endorsement. Mr. Gardner's service as a public official actually extended 43 years. From 1904 to 1906 he was an alderman from the Seventh Ward during the administrations of Mayors Brockway and Coleman and from 1910 to 1913 served as city clerk. One of Mr. Gardner's accomplishments as recorder was the establishing of a probation department as an adjunct to his own office. He suggested the need of such a service in 1917. The Common Council approved the measure and William O'Dea was named the first probation officer. The department has continued since a number of years ago merging with the county probation office. In this respect, guidance rather than prosecution of certain types of offenders was a philosophy to which he adhered. "I believe that jails and prisons are the last resorts in the correction of those who err against society," he once said. "Other methods should first be given fair trial. Always give the offender a second chance to make good unless the nature of his offense or his past record calls for immediate punishment." From murders to intoxication cases to court marriages, these and countless other matters came to Mr. Gardner's attention in his many years in office. On his retirement he estimated that he had handled an average of 3,000 court cases a year during his tenure in office. At least twice as many cases which came to his attention were settled out of court, he said. Once case that stood out in his memory was the arraignment of Edward Westervelt on a first degree murder charge in the slaying of Police Chief Finnell and Detective Sgt. Gradwell. n incident that he never forgot--one that almost ended his life--happened in 1916. He was critically wounded by the accidental discharge of a revolver in the hands of a woman applying to him for a pistol permit. The shot entered his left chest, clipped his lung and emerged from his back. He spent two months in a hospital. As the city's magistrate Mr. Gardner saw the emergence of the automobile as a major factor in American society. He saw it become too often a crippler and killer. Only last October, after passing his 85th birthdate, he took some of the advice he had given many in his court. He voluntarily stopped driving and sent his driver's license to the State Motor Vehicle Department. Mr. Gardner began the practice of law upon graduating from Cornell Law School in 1899. He entered the office of Herbert M. Lovell in the Robinson Bldg. Later he, Mr. Lovell, and Harry L. Bogart joined in partnership. The firm was dissolved in 1916 with Mr. Lovell's death. Active Mason, Sportsman. Mr. Gardner led an active and fraternal life. In Masonry he was a member of Union Lodge, F&AM; past high priest of Elmira Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; past commander of St. Omer's Commandery, Knights Templar; a former trustee of the Masonic Temple and a member of Cashmere Grotto and Corning Consistory. He was dean of the past exalted rulers of Elmira Elks Lodge, a past noble grand of the IOOF and a former member of the Red Men. He also belonged to the Cold Brook Club. His favorite hobbies were hunting and fishing. He remained active in the Rapshaw Club and spent much time at its camp in the Adirondacks. He belonged to the First Baptist Church. Professionally, he was a member and former president of the State Bar Association and a former member of the State Association of Magistrates.
Obit #2, for Otis H. Gardner, also from the Jan. 7, 1963 edition of the Elmira Star Gazette:
Otis H. GARDNER, 85, of 418 W. Water St., Sunday, Jan. 6, 1963. He was a retired attorney; a member of the First Baptist Church. Survived by sister, Mrs. Emma Tolbert of Elmira; brother, Walter of Clearwater, Fla.; several nieces and nephews. Body at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home. Calling hours: Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m., Wednesday 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Richard E. Lyon. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Obit #3, for Lottie C. HART Gardner, wife of Otis Howard Gardner, from the Elmira Star Gazette of Tuesday, May 27, 1958, microfilm collection at Steele Memorial Library, Elmira:
Obit #4, Walter Gardner, brother to Otis H. Gardner. From the Elmira Star Gazette, edition of Thurs., March 26, 1964, microfilm collection at Elmira Steele Memorial Library:
Age 74, of Clearwater, Fla., formerly of Elmira and West Orange, N.J., Tuesday, March 24, 1964. Survived by wife, Mrs. Daisy Gardner; son; Lawrence of Bloomfield, N.J.; sister, Mrs. Emma Tolbert of Elmira; four grandchildren. Body will be removed to Smith & Fudge Funeral Home today. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Christian Science service by Mrs. Darda Krebs Friday at 2 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Obit #5, (the last one!!) for Mildred I. Gardner, dau. of Otis H. and Lottie C. Gardner. Obit. doesn't mention burial site, but your online Woodlawn records show her as being buried there with her parents. From the Elmira Star Gazette of April 22, 1934, located in one of the Star Gazette obituary collection books in the genealogy reference section at Elmira Steele Memorial Library:
Miss Mildred I. GARDNER
Miss Mildred I. Gardner, 26, late of 418 West Water Street, died Tuesday after a brief illness of pneumonia. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Otis H. Gardner, a grandmother, Mrs. Estelle Gardner, all of Elmira.
GARNER Frederick E. "Freddy"
Age 66 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, October 6, 2011 at
the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his parents Charles
W. and Ozella (Purifoy) Brown and is survived by his sons Frederick, Jr. and
Dewayne both of Syracuse; grandchildren Dewayne Garner, Jr., Shondrea and
Dreasia Garner, Shavon Deiz; brothers Charles W. Brown, Eddie, Lawrence and David
Brown; sisters Mamie Lee Garner, Ozella and Carolyn Brown all of Elmira along
with a host of nieces and nephews. Freddy was an over the road truck driver.
Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake
St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, October 13th from 10 am to 12 noon.
His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Committal prayers and interment
will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette October 10,
GARNES Florence L.
Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, November 8, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Florence was born on April 5, 1936 in Hazelhurst, GA, daughter of the late Edward and Leola (Plummer) Garnes. Survivors include her son, Derrick Garnes of Elmira; sister, Ellen Moss of Elmira; brother, Prince Garnes; grandchild, Tianna Martinez; along with two great-grandchildren of Carlisle, PA. Florence's wish was that no services be held for her. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in Star-Gazette on November 10, 2009
GARRIS, JONAH S. of 371 Pennsylvania Ave. Sunday morning, December 17, 1950. Survived by wife, Mrs. Lois Rhoades Garris; sons Ralph and Howard Garris; both at home; Stanton J. Garris of Ithaca; Wilfred G. Garris of South Bend, Indiana; daughers the Misses Verga Roberta and Patricia Garris, both at home; brothers, James Garris of Camptown, Pa.; Lynn Garris of Rochester; Clark Garris of Sullivanville; sister, Mrs. Lydia Cassleburry of Wyalusing, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Sparrow Funeral Home (formerly Wilson), where friends may call after 7 pm today and where funeral will be held on Wednesday, 2 pm. The Rev. Barnett Eby. Woodlawn Cemetery.
GARRIS-HARVEY, RALPH W. Age 33, of 711 Harper Street, Friday May 24, 1974 at St. Josephs Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthoff Funeral Home, Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral and Commital Services there Monday at 1 pm. The Rev. J. Edward Sale of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park. Survived by wife Sonia (Fairbanks) Harvey; sons, Ralph William and Richard (Jessie) at home; daughter, Pamela, also at home. Mother and Stepfather, Donald and Lois (Rhoades) Harvey of Gaines, Pa.; brother, Howard Harvey of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Louis (Roberta) Thomas of Raleigh, NC and Mrs. Robert (Patricia) Harner of Gaines, PA.; paternal grandmother, Myrtle Harvey of Elmira; maternal grandparents, William and Harriett Carr Clark of Watkins Glenn, NY; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Harvey was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose. (He is buried in the veterans section)
GARRIS Starlynn Elizabeth
Our Guardian Angel
Infant daughter of Leo and Jennifer (Beard) Garris became heaven's newest angel when she was ushered to her home in heaven on Monday, November 26, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her loving parents, Leo and Jennifer; beloved sisters, Kaylee Garris, Mariah and Miranda Garris, Aleandra Loucks; beloved brothers, Charles Loucks, Nicholas Garris, Ryan Garris, Leo Garris; loving grandparents, Ricky and Kathy Beard, Raymond and Marie Lafler; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Friday, December 7, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY. The family will gather at the Walnut Street gate, then process to the site where Starlynn's service will take place and where she will be laid to rest with her Grandpa Garris. The Reverend Chris Curry will officiate. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc
GARRISON, Dean Wallace
Dean Wallace, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Levi Garrison of Daggett, Pa., died Friday afternoon in Elmira. The remains were removed to the Honan undertaking rooms. The funeral will be announced later.
GARRISON - MRS. MAHALA HOGABOOM (SRGP 43784)
Mrs. Mahala D. Hogaboom, widow of Floyd F. Hogaboom of 638 ½ Winsor Avenue died this morning at 8:15 oclock after an extended illness. She is survived by four daughters, Miss Lena Hogaboom, Elmira; Mrs. Selear Jennings, Jobs Corners; Mrs. Lawrence Smith, Millerton, Pa; Mrs. Roy Dickison, Pittsburgh, Pa.; a son Delos of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. E. C. Stillwell, State of Washington; a brother Joel D. Garrison, Elmira; eight grandchildren; one great grandchild. The funeral will be held in the family home Monday at 1:30 p.m. The Rev. Leonard Basford of Troy, Pa., will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Nov. 8, 1929)
IRVING LEWIS GARTHWAITE infant son of Mr. and Mrs.
Clifford Garthwaite of Middletown, died at the home of his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. M. Kolanack of 146 Sheridan Avenue, Elmira Heights Saturday afternoon
aged two weeks. He is survived by his parents and his grandparents, Mr.
and Mrs. Grant Garthwaite of Elmira and Mr. and Mrs. M. Kolanach of Elmira
Heights. Private funeral services were held at the home this
afternoon. The Rev. Hugh C. Burr of the First Baptist Church
officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira paper
GATEWOOD James H. III
Oxford, PA: James H. (Gator) Gatewood III, age 71, of Oxford, PA, went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, January 25, 2012. Jim is survived by his beloved wife of 50 years, Georgianna E. Edwards Gatewood. He was born in Upland, PA, the son of the late James H. Jr. and Emma Frances Hill Gatewood. Jim was a devoted member of the Community Bible Fellowship, Broad Street Oxford, PA, donating much of his love and time to the church and his Lord as a strong Christian. Jim is a veteran of the US Army National Guard, serving in the early '60s, a member of Masonic Lodge #477 of Westfield, PA and a Journeyman Plumber for 45 years, retiring from Breeding and Day Mechanical in 2008. He was a dedicated father and gave much of his time for his children, participating in scouts and also serving as scoutmaster for many years for Troop 50 Of Westfield, PA and also as a football coach at Cowanesque Valley, Westfield, PA. Jim loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He was an original member of the Hoop 'n Hollow hunting camp in Potter County, PA. He loved football and was a die hard Green Bay Packers Fan, liking to joke that "he has been a follower of Green Bay since they were just cottage cheese". He loved to read novels, especially westerns. In addition to his wife, Jim is survived by his 2 sons, Jim Gatewood and wife Michele of Lincoln University, PA and Doug Gatewood and wife Sherri of Knoxville, PA; grandsons, Brandon, Dustin, Andrew and Devin and great grandsons, Carter, Lennon and Braydon; brother, Albert Gatewood and wife Bonnie of Leland, NC; and sisters, Frances Hampshire Gore and husband Donald of Sicklerville, NJ and Mary Lou Gatewood of Somers Point, NJ. Relatives and friends are invited to call on Saturday, January 28, 2012 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the Ruffenach Family Funeral Home, 224 Penn Avenue, Oxford, PA 19363, followed by his Life Celebration Service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the New London Methodist Church Cemetery, 1010 State Road, New London, PA 19360. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Jim's name to John Hopkins Hospital, Pancreatic Center, Department of Radiation, Oncology & Molecular Radiation Science, 401 North Broadway, Suite 1440, Baltimore,
TERRY L. GEE, age 48 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at St. Josephs Hospital in Elmira. Terry was born in Blossburg, PA, son of James Logan and Gaylene Gee. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bartholomew Gee of Elmira; mother, Gaylene (Lester) Harvey, of Tioga, PA; sister, Mary F. Gee of Tioga, PA; stepbrothers, Ron and Rick Harvey; stepsister, Bonnie (Chuck) Blake; aunts, Colleen (Mike), Zoelne (Dale), Lucinda (Leon) and Nancy (John); uncles George, Berry and Quinn (Jenny); cousins, Bernard, Bruce, Brenda, Quinn Joseph, Travis James and Amanda; special friends, Ruth and Josephine Vandenburgh; best pal, Goldie the dog. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday November 3, 2005 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Mathers officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette.
GEE Terry L. Age 48 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, October 27, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Terry was born in Blossburg, PA, son of James Logan and Gaylene Gee. Survivors include his wife, Betty Bartholomew Gee of Elmira; mother, Gaylene (Lester) Harvey, of Tioga, PA; sister, Mary F. Gee of Tioga, PA; stepbrothers, Ron and Rick Harvey; stepsister, Bonnie (Chuck) Blake; aunts, Colleen(Mike), Zoelene (Dale), Lucinda (Leon) and Nancy (John); uncles, George, Berry and Quinn (Jenny); cousins, Bernard, Bruce, Brenda, Quinn Joseph, Travis James and Amanda; special friends, Ruth and Josephine Vandenburgh; best pal, Goldie the dog. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, November 3, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Paul Mathers officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
GEHRIG - HULTS Carole "Jeanie"
A resident of Elmira died Tuesday morning, September 15, 2009 in Scranton, PA at the age of 57. Born on January 20, 1952 in Endicott, NY daughter of Norbert & Elizabeth Heatley Gehrig. She was employed for many years with the Elmira City School District as a Teacher's Aide. She enjoyed being a homemaker, reading, crossword puzzles and cross stitch. The joy of her life was her family and especially the love she had for her grandchildren. Surviving is her loving family; children, Liza Davis, Valarie Camacho, Francisco III (Jodie) Camacho and Ramon Camacho; ten grandchildren; father, Norbert Gehrig; brothers, Don (Barb) Crawford and Ron (Fran) Gehrig; sister, Amy Crosbie; cherished friend who was like a sister, Dawn Bassett; nieces and nephews. "Jeanie" was predeceased by her mother, Elizabeth "Bea" Gehrig and her birth father, Charles Crawford. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, September 20, 2009 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow at 7:15 p.m. with the Reverend Mari Rockwell officiating. Graveside services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Monday morning after meeting at the Walnut St. Gates at 9:45 a.m. Published in Star-Gazette on September 18, 2009
GEHRIG Norbert C. Gehrig
A longtime resident of the Southport community died Sun., Feb. 10, 2013 in Eustis, FL where he had been residing. Born on Dec. 8, 1919 in Elmira Heights, Norbert was the son of the late, Victor J. & Beatrice Smith Gehrig. Norbert was employed by RK&B Inc. for many years as a salesman. Civically he was a longtime member of the Masonic Ivy Lodge # 397 and the Masonic Union-Cooley Lodge # 95 where he achieved the rank of 32nd Degree Mason. His interests included gardening, baseball and bowling. Surviving are his loving children, Ron (Fran) Gehrig, New Paltz, NY; Amy (fiancée, Glenn Long) Crosbie, Eustis, FL; step children, Don (Barb) Crawford, Cicero, NY; sister, Emily Crooks, MD; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Norbert was predeceased by his second wife, Elizabeth J. Heatley Gehrig; stepdaughter, Carole "Jean" Hults; granddaughter, Amber Noble; and son-in-law, Robert Crosbie. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, on Sun. Feb. 17, 2013 between the hours of and 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will take place following visitation at 4:15 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Mon. morning at 10 a.m. Officers and Members of the Elmira Lodge # 95 F.A. & M. will meet at the funeral home on Sun. Feb. 17, 2013 for a Masonic Committal Service to honor our departed brother, Norbert C. Gehrig at 4 p.m. Signed, Bruce Williams, Secretary. Star Gazette – February 13, 2013
GELOSO Samuel T.
Age 86, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, February
28, 2012 at the NYS Veterans Home in Batavia, NY. Samuel was born on December
6, 1925 in Madison, WI, son of the late Joseph and Rose (LaBarro) Geloso.
Samuel served our country in the US Navy during WWII. He was a pharmacist for
Rand's Drugs and Fay's Drugs in the Elmira area for over 40 years. Samuel was
survived by his sons, Theodore (Madeleine) of Larkspur, CA, Steven of
Alexandria, VA and Timothy (Julia) Geloso of Webster, NY; grandchildren,
Daniel, Michael, Thomas, Troy, Lucas and Benjamin Geloso; sister, Anne Powell
of Endicott, NY. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, March 3, 2012
from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service
will follow at 1 p.m. with Fr. Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will
follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Samuel
can be made to the Erie Cottage Fund, at NYS Veterans Home at Batavia, 220
Richmond Ave., Batavia, NY 14020. Star Gazette March 1, 2012
GENAWAY Lester Wilbur
Age 86, recently of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, formerly of 757 Chester St. Elmira, NY died Tuesday morning, August 8, 2006. Lester was born on November 30, 1919 in Chateaugay, NY son of Wilbur D. & Lila M. Genaway. Lester moved with his family to Elmira where he graduated from Southside High School in 1938. He became a Mason in 1946 as a member of Ivy Lodge F. & A. M. Lester married June 30, 1956 in Elmira, NY to Catherine Jones who died May 23, 2006. Their long time summer home was in Hector, NY on Seneca Lake where Lester spent many hours fishing. Lester and Catherine were both avid bowlers. He owned Genaway Wholesale, a glove, hosiery and general merchandise business, located at 403 S. Main St. Elmira. He was a member of Cashmere Grotto and Christ United Methodist Church. Surviving is his sister, June Dickinson, Bridgeport, CT; a brother, David Genaway and his wife, Inez, Canfield, OH; a sister-in-law, Mary Genaway, Fairfield, CT; nephews, John Sheehan, Millville, NJ; John Genaway, Escondido, CA; nieces, Joanne Cusano, Stratford, CT; Sharon Easton, Austintown, OH. In addition to his parents and wife, Lester was predeceased by his sister, Norma Sheehan and a brother, Earl Genaway. The family would like to thank the doctors, nurses and staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the excellent care of Lester and Catherine. In honoring his wishes services will be held privately at his familys convenience with the interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira next to his beloved wife Catherine. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 8/9/06 Elmira NY
Subj: Woodlawn Cemetery - Elmira
Date: 3/8/2003 12:26:57 PM Eastern Standard Time
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Mary Kolodziej)
I noticed a request for newspaper obits of persons buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. This man ELIJAH BURR GEORGIA V bought a large plot there. However, the Cemetery records only show the template shape for his grave & they claim that only his wife ELIZABETH BUTTS GEORGIA & their son GRANT E. & his sister EMILY GEORGIA BRAMBLE/BRAMBLEE are buried there. However, information from the Steele Library in Elmira revealed a different story. Here are the newspaper obits obtained from the Library.
ELMIRA ADVERTISER, December 17, 1886, Friday:
Funeral of ELIJAH BURR GEORGIA, V:
The remains of E. B. Georgia, formerly an Elmira resident, were brought to this city yesterday from Olean for Interment. The funeral party was met at the station
by Undertaker Hubbell and the Rev. Dr. Mills of the First M. E. church and escorted to Woodlawn where a brief service was held. Mr. Georgia was sixty-three years of age, and died of apoplexy. He left Elmira in 1871 and established himself in the lumber business in Olean. ( I would like to add the following for any other person who is looking for him, but this is up to you.) He was born Oct. 27, 1823 in Newfield, Tompkins Co. & died Dec. 13, 1886 in Olean, Cattaraugus, NY.
FYI, Joyce, I am having a monument company check with Woodlawn in the Spring
to determine that E.B. Georgia is buried there. I am sure he is. I would
like to get a small monument for him & his wife. I also hope to replace the
badly eroded stone on Grant's grave. It is no longer readable. Thanks for you
patience and time. You do a magnificent job with this website & I truly
Mary Kolodziej, Minoa, New York
FRANK J. GENGER of 302 W. Clinton St. at 9:40 a.m., Friday, Dec. 15, 1944. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Mabel Wetzel Genger; children Muriel and Nancy at home; brother, Philip Genger of Detroit; sister, Mrs. Charles Harrison, Elmira. Body is in the Page Funeral Home, Wellsburg and will be removed to the family home, where funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Lester Schaff. Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette 12/15/1944
GERARD, G. Kenneth G. Kenneth GERARD died Sunday at 9:45 p. m. at the family home 757 E. 5th St., aged 6 years. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. George Gerard and a sister, Vivian. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 9 a. m. at the home and at 10 o'clock at the St. John Church. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. May 11, 1914. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
GEROW - Gardner A. Gerow, For Sixteen Years President of the Elmira Mechanics Society, a Man Active in Business and Fraternal Orders, Is No More. Gardner A. Gerow, one of the oldest of Elmira's residents, died this morning at 11 o'clock at the family home, 503 Park Place, following a long and active life. Mr Gerow was born May 8, 1836. He had resided in the building where he died, a period of seventy-five years. He was employed in the mechanical department of the Erie railroad shops in this city from 1862 until 1917, as foreman and retired because of his advanced age. Gardner A. Gerow became a member of the Elmira Volunteer Fire Department in 1857, when the old hand fire engines were the only means of fighting fires. He was a call engineer and master mechanic of the department until 1905 when he retired. Mr Gerow was one of the old time machinists, who fully understood the trade in all departments and was able to construct his own machines and tools. Chief Engineer John H. Espey of the Fire Department adds the following tribute to Mr Gerow's service as a fireman: G.A. Gerow joined Engine Co., No.1, in the volunteer department in 1857; was engineer from 1864 to 1878; call engineer from 1878 until January 1, 1905, when he retired. He was a man of unswerving integrity, steadfast and reliable, conscientious in the discharge of his duties as a fireman, dependable at all times, just, brave and true. Mr Gerow was one of the early members of the Elmira Mechanics Society and for a period of sixteen years he was the president of the society. The decedent became a member of Ivy Lodge No. 397 F. & A. M. in 1860. With the exception of one other member of that lodge, Henry Baldwin who was initiated in 1858, Mr Gerow was one of the oldest members. He was exalted as a companion of Elmira Chapter No. 42 Royal Arch Masons, February 26, 1861. He was a member of Southern Tier Council, No. 16, Royal and Select Masters; St. Omers Commandery No. 19, Knights Templar; Cashmere Grotto and the Elmira Exempt Firemen's Association. The decedent also was an attendant many years of the First Baptist Church. Mr Gerow is survived by two daughters, Mary H. Gerow and Mrs Burt S. Gosper of Elmira; a son Fred S. Gerow of Minneapolis, Minn.; a grandson, Theron A. Gerow of Minneapolis; niece, Eleanor M. Lydecker of New York City and a nephew, Irving Lydecker of New Brunswick, N.J. Gardner A. Gerow was greatly respected by his many friends and associates and especially was popular with the fellow workmen with whom he was associated many years. He was of kind disposition, thorough and painstaking in every work he undertook. He was a most capable business man and held the respect of his superiors of the Erie Railroad Company. The funeral will be held at the family home, the date to be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
GETKIN Beatrice Hood
Elmira: age 97, formerly of Elmira NY and South Bend IN, died on February 1st, 2011 at Lehigh Center in Macungie, PA. Bea, along with her twin brother Earl, was born to Earl H. and Anna Bozorth Getkin on January 9th, 1914 in Elmira. Bea graduated from Southside High School and worked for Eclipse Machine in Elmira Heights. She married E. Elliott Hood on October 5, 1940 at Grace Church. In 1975 Bea and Elliott moved to South Bend, IN when Elliott was transferred. Since Elliott's passing in 2004, Bea has lived in Macungie, PA. Bea is predeceased by her husband, her twin brother Earl and sister-in-law Polly Getkin, sisters-in-law Dorothy and Betty Jane Hood, and infant daughter Constance. Bea is survived by her son and daughter-in-law Warren "Rusty" and Joan Hood of Macungie PA and their children Michael and Jeffrey Hood and Tracy (Ryan) Gallagher. She is also survived by her daughter Nancy Hood Paddock of Horseheads and her children R. Daniel (Dr. Sarah) Paddock and Marianna (Brian) Harkness. Four great-grandchildren also survive; Lillian Gallagher, Ronan Paddock, and Anthony and Keegan Harkness. Bea's niece, Carolyn (Frank) Donahue of Vermont, also survives. Bea was a communicant of Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira and St. Michael's Episcopal Church in South Bend. Bea loved to play the piano for her own, her children and grandchildren's enjoyment. She and Elliott played Bridge for many years. Bea was known as the "Mint Lady" by her South Bend neighborhood children for passing out candy to them on a weekly basis. She also tended an awesome vegetable garden for many years. At Bea's request, there will be no calling hours. Her funeral will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport at 1:30 pm on Tuesday, February 8th with Reverend Father Donald Matthews officiating. Bea will be laid to rest in the Hood family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society .
Published in Star-Gazette on February 6, 2011
MISS ROSE GEYERT (AMANN), 520 Jefferson Street. The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home, where the funeral will be held Saturday (March 13, 1937) 2 p.m. The Rev. R. Vieweg, Woodlawn Cemetery. Miss Geyert was best known to many of her friends by the name of Amann. She was an expert dressmaker and in past years had been employed in several of the leading homes in Elmira. Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1937
Harold K. Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, January 11, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Harold was born in Elmira, son of the late Willard and Harriet (Wilson) Gilbert. Harold served our country as a proud American veteran in the United States Army during WWII in Artillery 976 B. Company in Anzio, France, Sicily and Germany. He became a fireman in 1950 with the Elmira Fire Dept., and retired in 1980 after many years of service. Survivors include daughters, Miriam (Monroe) Stanton of Debary, FL and Kay Kennard, along with fiancé, Joe Ostrander, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Jeff and Shawn Tudi, Brenda (Jeremy) Norton, Robin (Chris) Walker, Kevin (Dawn) Walker and Amber (Doug) Fredo, Heather Walker and her fiance, Dick Bernas; 16 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Trudy Woodruff; several nieces and nephews. Harold was predeceased by his wife, Virginia (Kays) Gilbert in 1980; sisters, Louise (Wilfred) Hallchurch and Miriam (Harold) Burns; brother, Henry (Trudy Woodruff) Gilbert. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, January 17, 2006, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Rafter officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors. The family would like to thank the Arnot Ogden Medical Center staff on the skilled nursing unit for the marvelous care Harold received during his stay since 1998.
W. HENRY GILBERT age 56, 321 Madison Ave., Thursday, July 14, 1966. Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Trudy Gilbert; mother, Mrs. Harriette Gilbert, Elmira; brother, Harold Gilbert, Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Wilfred (Louise) Hallchurch of Syracuse, Mrs. Harold (Miriam) Burns of South America; several nieces and nephews. He was the proprietor of the Household Specialty Company; past Governor and life-member of the Elmira Moose Lodge No. 517, member of the National Pilgrim Honor Degree of the Loyal Order of Moose; a committee member of the Boy Scout Troop No. 39 of the Loyal Order of Moose, member of the Elks Lodge No. 62 of Elmira, member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No. 941. Elmira Star-Gazette 7/15/1966
GILLARD Frederick E.
Age 90, of So. Main St., Horseheads, died after an illness on Monday, Aug. 6, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Fred was born Aug. 14, 1916 in Corning, NY, the son of the late John and Julia (Jones) Gillard. Fred is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Wilma (Gordon) Gillard; sisters-in-law, Idalene Richards of Venice, FL, and Barbara Ottey of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Edwin French of Horseheads, NY; two nieces and two nephews in Indiana; two nieces and one nephew in Florida; and nephew, Gary French in Horseheads. Fred was also predeceased by his brother, John Gillard; and sister-in-law, Winifred French. Fred was a member of Corning Lodge F. & A.M. and also over 50 year member and 32 Degree Mason of Corning Consistory. He was also a member of the Horseheads Elks #2297 and devoted 50 year member of St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Aug. 9th, 2007, from 3-6:00 p.m. His service will be celebrated on Friday at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Jeffrey P. Hoffman officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/8/2007.
GILLETTE - ZIEGLER, Bette G.
Loving Wife, Mother and Grandmother
Age 85, of North Chemung, NY, died December 3rd, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Bette was the daughter of the late Lloyd and Vera (Watkins) Gillette. She was born in Philadelphia, PA, in 1922. Surviving Bette is her loving husband of 65 years, Charles; her daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene (Ronald) Rivlin of Ijamsville, MD, Christa (Bob) David of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Saltsman, Brenden (Alicia) Wood, Kristine Rivlin, Jason Rivlin, Rebecca Wood, Devin Wood, Kyle Wood; great-grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew Saltsman; several nieces and nephews. Bette is predeceased by her sisters, Myra and Kay. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service today, Wednesday, December 5th, 2007, at the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY, 1:00 p.m. The Reverend Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Bette G. Ziegler's name to the Memorial Fund at the First Baptist Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.
Devoted husband and loving father Age 27, died peacefully Thursday, December 13, 2001 at home surrounded by his loving family, following a courageous battle with cancer. Born September 21, 1974 at Norfolk Naval Hospital in Norfolk, VA. He was a son of Van K. and Patricia Russell Gillette. Surviving are; His wife, Aimee Gillette of Santa Theresa, NM; Children, Timothy Van and Christopher Lloyd Gillette of Santa Theresa, NM; Parents, Van and Patricia Russell Gillette of Pine City, NY; Brothers, Thomas (Angela) Gillette of Elmira, NY and Matthew Gillette of Southport, NY; Sisters, Krista Gillette of Elmira, NY and Jennilee Gillette of Pine City, NY; Paternal grandmother, Thera Kirkendall of Horseheads, NY. maternal grandmother, Doris Russell of Elmira, NY; Numerous Aunts, Uncles and Cousins. Bobby was predeceased by his paternal grandfather, Wallace Gillette and Maternal grandfather, Kenneth Russell. Bobby was a 1992 graduate of Southside High School. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 17, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. The funeral service will be held there Tuesday at 11 AM with Rev. James Payne officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira where full military honors will be accorded.
LLOYD T. (TOM) GILLETTE, 48, of 413 Columbia St., died Friday, May 21, 1948. Veteran of World War I. He was a traveling salesman for Barker, Rose & Kimball, a member of The Park Church, Jesse L. Cooley Lodge, F&AM, Rexfield Post 901, Veterans of Foreign Wars. Survived by wife, Vera Gillette; daughters, Mrs. Raymond Rapozo of Honolulu, Hawaii, Mrs. Ritchie Ziegler of Elmira, Miss Kay Gillette of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Kathryn Kinsley of Newberry, Pa. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home where funeral will be held Monday, 2 p.m. Rev. John F. Stearns. Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette 5/22/1948
GILLETTE –LORANCA G. PADGETT, age 81, of Elmira passed away Friday, March 27, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Loranca was born in Hornell NY on July 3, 1933, a daughter of the late William F. and Marie (Hartwick) Gillette. She was predeceased by her sister, Dorothy Gillette and brother, Edward Gillette. Loranca is survived by her husband of 60 years, DeGrove T. Padgett; daughter, Susan M. Padgett and son, Daniel W. Padgett both of Elmira. Also surviving are brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Duane and Catherine Padgett, David and Letha Padgett, and Sandra May all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews; special friends, David and Sis Shoemaker, Mary Kay Guzylak, Susan Brock and Betsy Hilfiger. Loranca retired as a registered nurse from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with 35 years of service. She was a loving wife, mother and sister. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, April 2, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Donations in Loranca's memory may be directed to the Ginny Hilfiger Memorial Scholarship Fund, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY or Nurses House Inc. c/o The Veronica M. Driscoll Center for Nursing, 2113 Western Ave., Guilderland NY. The Padgett family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Kaffenbarger and Anne Roberts for the wonderful care they provided to Loranca over the last several years. –Towanda Daily Review 3/29/2015
GILLIAM Dorothy Hannah
Age 86 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 24, 1924 in Columbia, SC, daughter of the late John and Claudine (Chapman) Gilliam and died
Thursday, December 02, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband Samuel B. Hannah and daughters Mattie Lou Berry and Catherine B. Brooks. She is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law Alex (Pat) and Pamela Gilliam of Elmira, Mark A. Gilliam of Lawrenceville, GA along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hannah was a member of Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C. and was retired from Corning, Inc. after 31 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Monday, December 6th from 10 to 11 am. Her funeral service will be held at 11 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dorothy through donations to Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C. Scholarship Fund, 722 Standish St., Elmira, NY 14901. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette - December 4, 2010
ROY WILLIAM GILLIS SR. of Elmira, NY Age 62, died peacefully on Sunday, April 3, 2005. He was born September 16, 1942 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Raymond and Mary (Bacha) Gillis. His close friends, Ted Bailey and Fran Decker, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving and caring wife, Diana J. (Wood) Gillis; beloved son, Roy W. Gillis Jr.; grandchildren, Zachary and Robbie Gillis; step-grandchildren, Kyle Cieri and Jeffrey Cawley; brother, Wayne; sisters, Lois and Debbie; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Friday, April 8, 2005, from 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating Roy's life will follow the visitation at 2:00 p.m. The Reverend George William Hauck will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for his family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. Contributed by Carol Brotzman
GINGRICH –HAZEL G. GINGRICH0 BENNETT age 102 and long time resident of Elmira passed away on Dec. 11, 2014 in Virginia. She was born in Northumberland, PA to Adam and Minnie (Wagner) Gingrich. Hazel was predeceased by her husband, Harold Bennett Sr. in 1972 and Son, Roger Bennett in 2011.Her surviving family includes her Daughter, Susan (Walter) Personius of Fredericksburg, VA; son, Harold (Sarah Given) Bennett Jr.. of Chittenango, NY; daughter-in-law, Dorothy Bennett of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Kristen Bennett, Sheryl (Greg) Pastalan, Adam (Traci) Bennett, Roger (Joyel) Bennett, Jay (Kristen) Personius, Mark (Nicole) Bennett, Alex (Kristine) Personius, John (Mary) Personius and Beth (Joe) Valasko; 17 great-grandchildren; sisters, Janett Tupiczak of New Berlin, WI; Lorraine (Warren) Adair of Elmira, NY and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brothers, Claude, Adam Jr., Francis, and Robert Gingrich and sister, Pearl Goodall. Hazel retired in 1983 from the Horseheads Central School District where she taught 1st grade at Center St. for many of her over 40 year teaching career. She was a member of the Zonta Club, Alpha Delta Kappa ,EARTA-Elmira Area Retired Teachers Assoc., Horseheads Retired Teachers Assoc. and local area AARP, She was also a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Tuesday Dec. 16, 2014 from 1-3 and 5-7pm. Her service will take place on Wed. Dec. 17, 2014 at 10am with graveside service to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/2014
GIRARD Viola E. (Girard) Avery, age 75, of 916 Fra-mar Place, Fort Pierce, Florida, formerly of Horseheads, NY, died Saturday, October 27, 1990, in Fort Pierce, FL. She is survived by her husband, Fay J. Avery; sons, Fay R. (Carol) Avery of Sterling, VA, Girard J. (Joan) Avery of Baldwinsville, NY; grandchildren, Christopher, Denise, Heather and Laura Avery. She was a member of the Riverside Methodist Church in Elmira for many years. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thurs. 2-4 and 7-8:30 pm. Funeral Services will be held there, Thurs., 8:30 pm. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
GIVENS John Henry
Age 66, of Elmira Heights, NY. "Johnny" was born July 15, 1940 in Elmira, son of the late Frank Sr. and Silla (Thomas) Givens, and went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, June 27, 2007, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. John was predeceased by his son, Jon Jon Givens; brothers, Frank, Jr., Arthur, Fred and Harry Givens; sisters, Nancy (Givens) Brown and Peggy Ann Givens. John is also predeceased by Mr. Sam Peters, whom played a very instrumental part of his life. He is survived by his wife, Sandy Givens; daughter, Carol Yvette Swan; sons, Art and Calvin Laurey; grandson, Jaylin Jon-Jon Givens; daughter-in-law, Ebony Givens; loving companion, Teresa (Neat) Thigpen and her children; brother and sister-in-law, James "Joe" and Ruby Givens; sister, Mattie Ward; sisters-in-law, Lula and Mattie Givens, Roi (Irvin) Smith; brother-in-law, Willie Brown; along with several grandchildren and a host of aunts, nieces, and nephews. John was under the watch care of Pastor James E. Jones of Monumental Baptist Church. John enlisted in the U. S. Army prior to graduating from high school. He served for three years, earning his high school diploma and spent two years as an accomplished boxer (featherweight), competing throughout Europe. Upon his military discharge, John came home and was employed with Bendix (Eclipse). He was a Capitol Police Officer in Albany, NY and a member of their Crisis Intervention Team. He then transferred to the New York State Department of Corrections and retired in 1996 as a Corrections Officer with 27 years of service. John then moved to Florida for retirement but soon returned to Elmira to be the caregiver for his late mother Silla. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St., Elmira on Monday, July 2nd from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. James E. Jones, his Pastor, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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