Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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HABLE –MRS. KATE HABLE SAWYER age 93 of 1120 Country Lane, Pine City, Sunday June 17, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held there Wednesday at 11 am. The Rev. Kurt R. Traugott and the Rev. Coley Harrison officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by son, George Brown of Georgia, a sister, Mrs. Clara Foster of Elmira 5 grandchildren; several great and great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/19/1979
HACKETT –DOROTHY E. (HACKETT) COOPER, AGE 83, OF Elmira, NY, died Monday, April 14, 2003, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Dorothy was the wife of the late Mariel E. Cooper, who died on October 15, 1980. She was born on December 18, 1920 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Albert and Della (Decker) Hackett. Dorothy owned and operated Coopers Tropical Fish for many years. She was a member of the Loyal Order of the Moose Chapter 1832 in Horseheads, NY. Dorothy is survived by a stepson, Robert “Bob” (Barbara “Barb”) Cooper of Mansfield, PA; three grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Her husband; a sister, Bertha; three brothers, Lee, Albert and Ernie preceded her in death. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, April 16, 2003, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY. Funeral services will immediately follow the viewing at 2:30 p.m. at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 1948 E. Third St., Williamsport, PA or to the Loyal Order of the Moose Chapter 1832, Horseheads, NY. Funeral arrangements and services are under the direction of Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, P.C. 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HACKETT Ernest J.
Of Elmira, NY - Went to be with his parents, Lucy Pearl (Ripley) and Ernest Hackett on Thursday, March 19, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 69. He is survived by his daughter, Kathy (Steven) Stanton; granddaughters, Christina and Jessica Stanton; brothers, Robert (Faith) Appleby, Richard (Ellen) Hackett; sister, Joyce (John) Messina, Ruth Brooks; lifelong friend, Winnie Ostrander. Ernie retired from National Homes after several years of dedicated service. He had many friends and acquaintances in the community. His family welcomes you to come to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m. A celebration of his life will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, 356 North Midler Road A, Syracuse, NY 13206.
RAYMOND JEROME HACKETT, 18 of 603 John St. Saturday, Sept. 3, 1949. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Johnson. The body is at the Davis Funeral home, where funeral was held today, 2 p.m. The Rev. Ward H. Lusk. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/6/1949
HAGER, CARL M., Carl M. Hager, 85, a resident of Bethany Retirement Home and formerly of Elmira, died July 4, 1987. He was a retired employee of Remington Rand Corporation. He was a member of Cooley Lodge 966, an elder of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and Superintendent of Sunday School at the former Franklin Street Church. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, Olive Pierce Hager; daughter, Betty L. Rose of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, Clifford W. and Lois Hager of Drayton Plains, MI, Donald L. and Suzanne Hager of Elmira; nine grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; sisters, Ora Greenough of East Troy, PA; Lillian Saxton of Granville Summit, PA; brothers, Earl Hager of Sylvania, Burton Hager of Troy, Harold Hager of Elmira. He was predeceased by a grandson in 1982. Funeral services were held at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Elmira on July 5 with Rev. Marlin B. Stewart officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church of the American Cancer Society. (TGR July 9, 1987)
HAROLD M. (RED) HAGER, age 89 of 3005 Watkins Road, Horseheads, NY died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY October 13, 2001. Born August 3, 1912 to Lillian and Martin Hager in Sylvania, Pennsylvania, the youngest of two sisters and three brothers. Lifelong resident of Elmira, NY. Employed for 38 years as manager of maintenance at General Electric Foundry and member of the Quarter Century Club. Affectionately known as “Red” to his co-workers and colleagues. Respected fruit and vegetable gardener and avid outdoorsman…Enjoying both hunting and fishing. His excellent craftsmanship and mechanical shills will be forever missed by his family. Survived by his faithful wife Ann Frawley Hager who resides at Bethany Courtyards and three adult children with spouses; Mary C. (Steve) Susch of Horseheads, NY, John (Linda) Hager of Liverpool, NY, and Ken (Maria) Hager of Big Flats, NY. Predeceased by daughter JoAnn (Gerald) Clark; six grandsons; Erick (Catherine) and Nicholas Susch, Brian and Shawn Hager, Jeffrey Clark, and Andrew Hager one granddaughter, Jessica Hager; one surviving sister, Lillian Saxton of Troy, PA, many nieces and nephews and one cousin Pearl Hager of Arizona. Predeceased by brothers: Carl (Olive Hager, Earl (Florence) Hager and Burton (Peggy) Hager and Sister (Ora) LaVerne) Greenough. Private funeral services will be held at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral home, Mill St. and Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to remember Mr. Hager may do so trough a donation to the Bethany Village Staff Sunshine Fund, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette, Oct. 14, 2001. (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery)
JESSE P. HAGAR, 55, 770 Spruce St., Friday, Jan. 29, 1943 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Howard Hitchcock, 921 Laurel St. Survived by Mrs. Hitchcock, Mrs. John Gamble, Elmira, daughters; Wesley Hagar, Elmira, son; Mrs. Blanche Rittenhouse, Mansfield, Miss Elsie Hagar, Syracuse, Mrs. Gertrude Tebo, Tioga, sisters; John M. Hagar, Williamsport, James Arthur Hagar Elmira, Elmer C. Hagar, Trumansburg, brothers. Body will be removed from the Hagerman Funeral Home to the home, 770 Spruce St., Saturday night, where the funeral will be held Monday at 1:30 p.m. Rev. Bruce Pierce. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/30/1943
HAGER –PEARL B. (HAGER) WILLIAMS. Born August 29, 1912, in Elmira, NY, to Charles and Nellie (Wetmore) Hager, peacefully died Thursday, May 20, 2004, in Mesa, AZ. She was retired from The Sperry Rand Corp with over 20 years of service as a Payroll Supervisor. She was a member of the BPW of Elmira, NY, and was a graduate of Elmira College School of Music. She was predeceased by her husband of almost 63 years, William Llewellyn (Lew) Williams; and her younger son, Richard L. Williams. Pearl is survived by her son, Don L. Williams (Nina) of Mesa, AZ; granddaughter, Tia Billetdeaux of Mesa, AZ; grandsons, Larry of Peoria, AZ, Roy of Mission Viejo, CA, R. Christian of Bradford, NY, and Jeffrey of Freeville, NY; several nieces and nephews and six great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, May 26, 2004, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Thursday at 2:00 p.m. The Rev. Bill Vallet will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In place of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. –Elmira Star Gazette.
HAGER - ROSE, Betty H.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, July 3, 2010, after a brief illness at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. She is survived by children, Sandra (Robert) Carson of Horseheads, NY, Paul (Pat) Rose Jr. Beaver Dams, NY, Joan (James) Crain of Horseheads, NY, Joyce Coots of Horseheads, NY, Carl (Ellen) Rose of Chittenango, NY; 12 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by her infant daughter, Sharon; parents, Carl and Olive (Pierce) Hager; and brother, Donald Hager. Betty was a member, deacon and elder at Westminster Presbyterian Church of Elmira, Retired Unit Clerk from Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She enjoyed spending time with her chidren, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, especially attending their sporting events. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, July 7, 2010, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 6:00 p.m. The Reverend Jane Winters will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Family will provide flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 5, 2010
HAGAR - HITCHCOCK
Ruth Formerly of Flannery Towers, died Thanksgiving Evening, Thursday, November 23, 2006, at Elcor Health Services where she had resided for the last several years. Ruth was born on December 16, 1911 in Elmira, daughter of Jessi & Gertrude Hagar. She was employed for many years at the Remington-Rand. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United Methodist Church and the Excelsior Chapter #323 of the Eastern Stars. She enjoyed spending time with her loving family who survive; her children, Richard (Ann) Hitchcock, Daytona Beach, FL; Joan Dygert, Sarasota, FL; and Marlene Fudge, Millerton, PA; a proud grandmother of forty one including, twelve grandchildren, twenty seven great grandchildren and two great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Ruth was predeceased by her daughter, Jean Orton; a sister, Lida Gamble; a brother, Wesley Hagar; sons-in-law, Leonard Fudge, John Dygert and William Orton. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, November 28, 2006 between the hours of 1-3 p.m. Funeral services will follow the time of visitation at 3:15 p.m. with the Reverend William Vallet officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the families convenience. The family will provide flowers and requests that this
Age 82 of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, August 16, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Survivors include his wife, Kathaleen Hagler of Rochester; stepchildren, Peraleen McMurty of Rochester, Billie (Johnie Mae) McMurty of Rochester, and Arleen McMurty of Rochester; stepgrandchildren, Ronald (Carrie) Hall, Billie Wade, Willie Wade, Kathaleen Glenn, Peraleen McMurty, Diamond Neal, Christina Greer, Christopher McMurty, Brittney McMurty, Joshua McMurty, Billie McMurty and Cassidy McMurty; several stepgreat-grandchildren; and very special friend, Catherine Wells of Elmira, and Anthony McMurty of Rochester. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, August 21st from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1:00 p.m. with Reverend James Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
HAGUE - ZAHORIAN, Barbara Jane
Retiree NYSEG, Age 74, of Hazel Street, Southport, NY, died on Friday, July 4, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Barbara is survived by her fiancé, Thomas Bush; children, Gregory (Susan) Zahorian, of Elmira, NY, Irene (Larry) Watson of Murrells Inlet, SC, Mark (Amy) Zahorian of Snellville, GA, Sarah Zahorian of Elmira, NY; stepson, Timothy (Alicia) Brown of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Toni and Michael Zahorian, Melissa and Joshua Cleveland, Molly and Nikolas Zahorian, and Melissa Loeb; brothers, John R. Hague, and Charles (Teresa) Hague; and several nieces and nephews. Barbara is predeceased by her husband's, Anthony Zahorian Jr., and Joseph J. Brown; and parents, Robert E. and Ada J. Hague. Barbara enjoyed reading, traveling, watching the Atlanta Braves, and most of all, spending time with family and friends. Barbara will be greatly missed by all who knew her. She was a member of the B.P.O. Does Drove #181 of the Elmira Elks Lodge for nine years, and the American Legion Auxiliary for 32 years. Family and friends are invited to gather at Baker Family Funeral Home on Monday, July 7, 2008, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., with Funeral and Committal Services at the conclusion of calling hours; Pastor Don Guiles officiating. A celebration of Barbara's life will take place at the Elmira Elks Lodge immediately following the funeral services. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will take place at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Barbara's honor to the American Heart Association.
HAIGHT –MRS. RIDA HAIGHT BARTLETT, 84, died Sunday (March 25, 1934) at the family home in Rochester. She was the widow of John S. Bartlett, a former Elmiran and a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Silas Haight of Elmira. Her husband was a prominent member of the F&AM bodies in Elmira and in 1875-76 was the commander of the St. Omer Commandery, Knights Templars. Later Mr. Bartlett was elected a grand commander of the Grand Commandery, Knights Templars of the State of New York. Mrs. Bartlett is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Frederick Getchell of Rochester, a son, Robert in New York City; two half-sisters, Mrs. George C. Jones and Miss Emma S. Haight of Elmira, Mrs. Grace Haight Parker of Elmira is a niece. The late Mrs. Stephen T. Seeley of Elmira was a sister of Mrs. Bartlett. The funeral will be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/26/1934
TAYLOR - The Elmira Advertiser - Tuesday Morning - April 24, 1917 - Page 7
Mrs. Katherine Taylor
Mrs. Katherine Taylor, widow of the late Judge Sylvester S. Taylor of this city died Sunday at 4:30 a. m. at Horseheads. She is survived by four brothers, C. L. Haines of Gasport; S. D. Haines of Elmira; D. R. Haines of Coopers Plains and C. W. Haines of Wellsburg, also a sister, Mrs. Sophia oBwers [Bowers] of Horseheads. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. OBwers [Bowers] in Horseheads today at 4:30 p. m. The Rev. Harry Smith will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
HAIRSTON - BETTY F. BRIGHT
Betty F. Bright, 66, of Elmira, NY died Sunday, May 10, 1992 at her home. Mrs. Bright was born December 12, 1925 in Thorpe, WV, the daughter of Daniel and Florence Hairston. She was raised in East Troy, PA and attended schools in Troy, PA, graduating from Troy High School. She was a long-time employee of the former Remington Rand Co. in Elmira. She was a member of St. Peter and Paul's Catholic Church in Elmira. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, William R. Bright Sr.; children, William Jr., Donald, Gerald, Joseph, Beverly, Brenda and Elizabeth; a sister, Moselle Holmes of Elmira; 22 grandchildren; numerous other relatives and friends. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at her church on May 14 (10 am) with interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Barrett Funeral Home in Elmira. (TGR, Thursday, May 14, 1992)
HALL Barbara Ann Hall Voorhees
Age 90, of Glen Arm, Maryland, formerly of Elmira, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2012, after an extended illness. She was the daughter of Margaret H. Hall and Herman S. Hall, born in Arlington, MA, raised in New Britain, CT and spent her summers on Leetes Island, CT. She also lived in Nuremburg, Germany while her husband served in the U.S. Army. Barbara graduated from Simmons College in 1945 with a B.S. in Nursing. She worked at Brigham Women & Children's Hospital, and after moving to Elmira the Arnot Ogden Hospital. She was a member of the Elmira Junior League and Park Church, where she served on the Board of Education and taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening, concerts, following the Boston Red Sox, and spending time with her family and dogs. She volunteered with the Elmira City Schools, a literacy program, Arnot Odgen Hospital, and the Arnot Art Museum. She was pre-deceased by her husband of 38 years, Charles H. Voorhees, M.D. and sister, Alice H. O'Connell. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Martha K. Voorhees Barnes (Thomas) of Springdale, AR, Nancy H. Voorhees Balenske (Kenton) of Annapolis, MD, Ann H. Voorhees Kirchner (Stephen) of Fallston, MD, Elizabeth H. Voorhees Aiello (Paul) of Merrimack, NH, Margaret H. Voorhees Wood (Garry) of Clay, NY; son, Peter C. Voorhees (Karen) of Mooresville, NC; grandchildren, Cathy, Rob, Meredith, Christopher, Lauren, Elizabeth, Meg, Margaret, Christine, and Alex; great-grandchildren, Matteo, Luca and Dante; sister Margaret R. Hoar, Pensacola, FL; brother-in-law Neal H. O'Connell, Mystic, CT; and five nieces & nephews. A private graveside service was held. A Memorial Service, officiated by Rev. Felicity Wright, will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at The Park Church, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial gifts to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira NY 14903, or Glen Meadows Foundation, 11630 Glen Arm Road, Glen Arm, MD 21057-9403. Arrangements by McComas Funeral Home, Maryland and McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – October 30, 2012
HALL Charles A.
51, of 411 Walnut Street, Elmira, died October 1, 2008. Calling hours will be Thursday, October 16, at the Kalec Funeral Home from 1 - 2 p.m., followed by his Funeral Service at 2 p.m. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/15/2008
HALL - COLEGROVE, D. Jean Hall
Age 81, and a longtime resident of Berkley Lane, Horseheads, died Sat. May 16, 2009. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert James Colegrove, married 52 wonderful years. She was also predeceased by her parents, Lawrence and Althea Griffin Hall; and sister, Elizabeth Dodge. Jean was born and raised in Elmira, NY. Her surviving family includes her daughter and her husband, Denise Jean and Dennis Wiehe of Horseheads; grandson, Christopher and Jennifer Wiehe of Horseheads; and granddaughter, Kimberly Jean Wiehe and her fiancé, Madhu Niraula of Horseheads; niece and her husband, Kathryn Jean and David deCalesta of Hammondsport, NY; great-grandchildren, Hannah Marie and twins, Mackenzie Lee and Michael James Wiehe; Narayani Jean Niraula; great grandnephew, Shawn Michael and Rogan James deCalesta of Eugene OR; great-niece, Kerry and Dan Lee of Cincinnati OH; great-nephew, Daren and Pam deCalesta of Eugene, OR. Jean retired from Chemung Canal Trust Company where she started her banking career in 1946 and enjoyed every moment with her customers and co-workers. Very special friends, Shirley and Bill Eckler, Dorothy Scheb, Bobbie Dickinson, Betty Bonsignor, the trust retiree girls. Girls from Cornell Cooperative Extension Agora Unit, Elizabeth Foster. Her neighbors on Berkley Lane and Bowers Drive in Horseheads. Jean requested there would not be any calling hours. Family and friends are however invited to attend her graveside service to take place in Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, May 21, at 2:00 p.m. Her interment will take place there beside her late husband, Robert. Family and friends are further invited to gather at the home of her daughter, Denise Wiehe, 495 Pine Circle Ext., Horseheads immediately following the graveside service. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/19/2009
HALL Gail C. Beers
Age 65, of Elmira NY, died on Friday, May 27, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Gail was born on September 30, 1945 in Elmira, daughter of the late Danny Hall and Ann Savino. Gail was the former owner of Pat's Restaurant in Elmira. Gail's dedication was truly with her family and she will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Gail is survived by her husband of 42 years, Philip; daughters, Mari-John and Andrea C. Beers; son, Anthony P. Beers; grandchildren, Jamie M. Beers, Samantha-Jo and Joshua G. LaVigne, Summer E. Beers, Shane, MaKenzie and Olivia Lampman; great-grandchild, Javien J. Brome; brother, Guy D. Hall; "aunt, Polly" Edith Cain; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, June 1, 2011 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Father John Desocio officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – June 2, 2011
HALLINAN - DENMARK Catherine L.
Beloved wife of the late Harold Denmark, died on Saturday, May 24, 2008 in Staten Island, New York surrounded by her family. Catherine was born on January 5, 1919 in Elmira, New York, the daughter of the late John and Mary Hallinan.
HALM - SPENCER, Irene M.
Irene M. Spencer (née Halm) was born September 21, 1909, and died of natural causes on January 2, 2009 at the age of 99, and is now at rest and peace in heaven with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Irene had resided at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the last three years. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clifford A. Spencer in l975; and her parents, Charles and Amy Halm; and brothers, Claude and Edward Halm. She is survived by a daughter, Dawn (Spencer) Huckle; and son-in-law, John Huckle of Santa Maria, California; and by son, Duane Spencer and wife, Beth of Redding, California. She is also survived by grand-daughters, Susan Huckle, and Michelle and Suzanne Spencer, all of California. Also surviving are her nieces, Irene Glaspie of Tacoma, WA, and Elaine Shelansky of Elmira, NY; nephew, Bob Halm of Rochester, NY; cousins, LaCrete Wood of Horseheads, New York and Dale Snyder of Willowick, Ohio; and family friends, Cliff and Nancy Annis of Pine City, NY. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/3/2009 - 1/4/2009
HALSTEAD Kenneth R.
Age 92, of Zephyrhills, Florida, died Thursday, May 7, 2009. Kenneth was born May 20, 1916 in Ridgebury Township, PA, son of the late Smith A. and Nancy (Lawler) Halstead. He was married to the late Janet A. Spencer in March 1968. She predeceased him January 1, 2003. He worked most of his life as a poultry farmer and later as a police officer and then as a security guard before retiring and moving to Florida. He was a member of several fraternal organizations. He was the last surviving founding member of the Ridgebury Sportsman Club. Ken enjoyed hunting and fishing and his music which he played several instruments by ear. He is preceded in death by his wife, Janet Spencer Halstead; a son, Howard Smith Halstead; brothers, Merle and Joseph Halstead; and sister, Ellen Lusk. Ken is survived by a sister, Kathryn "Inez" Ruuspakka of Arizona; children, James Halstead of Montana, George Halstead of Alaska, Pat Moylan, John Spencer and Jean Williams, all of New York; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday, May 22, 2009, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Ken's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/20/2009
The funeral of Evelyn Joyce HAM, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon G. Ham of Pine City, was held today at 2 p.m. at the family home and was private. The Rev. George Burroughs officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – Born Feb. 10, 1928; died March 19, 1928; buried March 22, 1928)
The funeral of Evelyn Joyce HAM , infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon G. Ham of Pine City, was held today at 2 p.m. at the family home and was private. The Rev. George Burroughs officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – Born Feb. 10, 1928; died March 19, 1928; buried March 22, 1928)
HAM Sharon H. Tolbert
Pine City: Age 75, lifelong resident of the Pine City community died Sunday, June 24, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Sharon was born in Elmira, April 21st, 1937, the beloved daughter of the late Gordon C. and Prudence M. (Cortright) Ham. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her loving husband whom she dearly missed, Giles O. Tolbert and her sisters, Evelyn Joyce Ham and Joyce Barnes. Surviving are her children, Richard (Kathy) Tolbert of Millerton, PA, Marilyn (Charlie) Squires of Livingston Manor, NY, Dawn (Edward) Perry of Youngsville, NY and JoLee (Sid) Lee of Jobs Corners, PA; grandchildren, Melissa (Dean) Deljoo, Amanda (Scott) Henning and Jeffrey Shuster; and her great grandchildren, Matthew Perry, Madison Deljoo, Levi Henning, Weston Henning; and her brother, Clairmont (Gretchen) Ham of Pine City along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and many dear friends. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport Wednesday, June 27th from 1:00PM to 3:00PM and 6:00PM to 8:00PM. A funeral service to celebrate Sharon's life will be held there on Thursday, June 28th at 11:00AM. Graveside services will be shared following the funeral at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Sharon attended a one room school house on Kinner Hill and was a graduate of the Southside High School class of 1955. She attended the Pine City Baptist Church since her childhood. She worked many jobs, but most will remember her for her many years of dedication and work at Shepherd's Food Market in Pine City. She was an avid bowler and NASCAR fan. Those wishing please make memorials in Sharon H. Tolbert's name to the Pine City Baptist Church. Star Gazette – June 26, 2012
HAMILTON –JEANNETTE HAMILTON HAWKES, 94, passed away August 14, 2014 in Louisville, KY. Originally of Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Dr. Leon C. and Edith F. Hamilton, and sister of John Henry Hamilton and Lois Hamilton Hackett, who preceded her in death. She was the beloved wife of the late William Howell Hawkes, also of Elmira, loving mother of Mary, Connie (Bill Reeves), Howie (Mary Anne Landis) and Toni (the late Buddy Lewis), dear grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend to many. A graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Mt. Holyoke College, and with an MA from the University of Louisville, she taught second grade in later life. An accomplished gardener, she also especially enjoyed family visits, travel, tennis, golf, book club and bridge. A family graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery is planned for October 1, 2014 at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the KY School for the Blind Charitable Foundation. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/21/ 2014
HAMILTON LIS HAMILTON HACKETT
former Elmira resident. Thursday, June 17, 1999 in Irvine, California. Lois was born August 25, 1925 the youngest daughter of Dr. Leon Hamilton and Edith Hamilton. Lois attended Syracuse University where she met and married Edward John Hackett. She was predeceased by her brother, John Henry Hamilton. Survivors include her husband of 53 years, Edward, and sister, Jeanette Hamilton Hawkes. She leaves her four children, Bruce, Steven, Leon and Daniel. In addition five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren mourn her passing. A graveside service will be conducted in Woodlawn Cemetery, Saturday, July 17, 1999 at 1:00 p.m. by Father Leon Love. Arrangements by Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home. –Elmira Star Gazette.
Robert D. HAMILTON The remains of Robert D. HAMILTON, of this city, who died Thursday morning at Saranac Lake, arrived in Elmira over the Lackawanna Railroad last night and were removed to the family home, 412 W. First street. The funeral will be held at the home today at 3:30 p. m. The Rev. S. E. EASTMAN wil be asisted by the Rev. R. Lew WILLIAMS. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser, Sept. 4, 1915. Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
The Telegram – June 29, 1919
Burt Hamm, aged fifty years, known about the city for many years as "Shorty" Hamm, died Tuesday night at a local hospital. Several weeks ago he was operated upon for appendicitis. He resumed his duty as a gatetender for the Erie. Complications developed and he returned to the hospital a week ago. The remains-were taken to Hughes & Sullivan' s undertaking rooms. The Funeral was held at Woodlawn chapel Thursday afternoon. Burial was in Woodlawn.
HAMM - Mrs. Eva M. Lee, 76, of 269 W. Hudson St., Monday night, Mrs. 17, 1947. Survivors: daughter, Mrs. Winifred Sprague of Elmira; son, Herbert C. Lee of Elmira; brother, George R. Hamm of Cleveland; sister, Mrs. Melva Frear of McAllen, Tex.; four grandchildren. The body will be removed tonight from the Hagerman Funeral Home to the home of her daughter, 269 W. Hudson St., where funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Rev. Clifford Eichner. Woodlawn Cemetery.
HAMM –LENA HAMM MATTERN age 87 years, formerly of Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, Sunday, Sept. 1, 1991. Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral home Wednesday 6 to 8 PM with funeral services there Tuesday at 110:00 AM. The Rev. Howard L. Hunt officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Joan & Nicholas Pishvanov of Springfield, VA; 3 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; a sister and a nephew in Germany. Predeceased by husband, Arthur C. Mattern in 1980. She was a member of First United Church of Christ, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/3/1991
HAMMEL Howard Max
Of Elmira, NY - Was born November 12, 1925 in Atlanta, NY, the son of the late Harold Hugh and Jennie Pauline (Kowalski) Hammel, died
peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 84. His loving wife, Dorothy Irene (Jaquish) Hammel on December 24, 2004; son-in-law, Walter Cartwright on April 21, 2000; and grandson, Michael Cartwright on November 10, 1971 predeceased him. His parents, Harold and Jennie; two sisters and their husbands; mother and father-in-law, Harold and Gertrude Jaquish; two sisters-in-law also preceded him in death. He is survived by his daughters, Cynthia Cartwright of Elmira, NY, Nancy (Gregory) Rice of Florida; grandchildren, Scott Cartwright of Elmira, NY, Bonnie McClelland of Pennsylvania; along with three great-grandchildren, three great-great-granddaughters of Pennsylvania, several nieces and nephews. Howard proudly served in the US Navy during WWII. He retired from American LaFrance after several years of dedicated service. At his request there will be no prior calling hours. Interment will take place in September at the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a favorite charity in memory of Howard. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 27, 2010
HAMMEL Howard Max
Of Elmira, NY - died
peacefully on Tuesday, May 25, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 84. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Thursday, September 2, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Woodlawn Cemetery1200 Walnut Street Elmira, NY. Those attending can meet the family at the Walnut Street gate.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 1, 2010
HAMMOND Frank C. Jr.
Devoted Family Man, Dedicated Southport Fireman
Age 80, died Tuesday, June 5th, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Frank was the son of the late Frank and Geralene Whitney Hammond. He was born in Wellsboro, PA on December 24th, 1926. He is predeceased by his loving wife and friend, Helen, who died June 20, 2005. Frank is survived by his son, Frank "Bill" (Coleen) Hammond of Southport; daughter, Susan Hammond of Horseheads; son, Robert (Catherine) Hammond of Southport; sister, Geri Hammond of Elmira; grandchildren, whom he dearly loved, John, Cathy, Tom (Cherie), Marty (Lisa), Eric (Bethany), Jennifer (Rich), Jessica, Julie; great-grandchildren, Madison and Joey. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday evening, June 7th, 2007, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and Friday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Frank retired from Moore Business Forms after 40 years of dedicated service. He was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. Frank had a passion for big band music. He loved performing with his band, The Frank Hammond Orchestra, at various locations around the area. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southport Volunteer Fire Dept., 1001 Carl Street, Elmira, NY 14904, in Frank C. Hammond's name. A 'Candle of Remembrance' may be left for his family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. The family of Frank C. Hammond Jr. wish a very special "Thank You" to the 2nd floor nursing staff and aides of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the personal care and love shown to them and their father during his residence.
HAMMOND - MESSING
Helyn L. Of Horseheads, NY Was born December 23, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Elihu and Harrit (Willard) Hammond, died peacefully on Sunday, December 24, 2006, at Bethany Manor after celebrating her 85th birthday. Her loving husband of 52 years, George W. Messing predeceased her January 16, 2004. She is survived by her brother, Philip Hammond of Camillus, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. For many years, Helyn was employed by Travelers Insurance as a secretary and later retired from Buck, Danaher, Ryan and McGlenn Law Firm as a dedicated secretary as well. She was a life-member of the Beta Sigma Phi and a faithful member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, December 28, 2006, from 11:00 to 12:00 Noon. Funeral Services honoring her life will be held there following the visitation at Noon. The Reverend Susan Husted will celebrate Helyn's service. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Altorio Age 49 of 422 W. Church St., Elmira, NY died Monday, May 7, 2001. He is survived by his brother Charles (Beverly) Hampton of Elmira; sister Margaret Hampton of Chicago, IL.; several nieces and nephews; special cousins the Moore family of Elmira; close friend Alice Lopez of Elmira. Altorio was employed with Chemung Co. Meals on Wheels. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Friday, May 11th from 10 to 11 AM. Funeral Service will be held at 11 AM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
HANCOCK - THORNE, Jennie E. "Betty"
Loving mother & grandmother
Formerly of Cypress Street, was born November 6, 1922 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late George S. and Eudora (Foltz) Hancock, died peacefully on Sunday, May 13, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, at the age of 84. Her beloved husband, Grant Thorne predeceased her in 1988. She was also preceded in death by John "Brud" Traum in 1945; several brothers and sisters; son-in-law, Charles Sampsell and grandson, Scott Sampsell. Her survivors include: loving daughters, Jacqueline Sampsell (fiancé, Alan Draht) of Elmira, NY; Bonita (Joseph) DiBello of Newport Richey, FL; Patricia (Charles) Collins of Pine City, NY; Virginia (Steven) Snyder of Elmira, NY; Susan Thorne, also of Elmira, NY; brother, Alfred (Helen) Hancock of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Edith Rausch of Florida; along with nine grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews. For many years, Jennie worked part-time retail at the following stores: Iszard's, JC Penny's, Sears and was a full-time homemaker. She was a faithful member of the Trinity Episcopal Church and was involved in the Choir and the Altar Guild. She was a member of the following organizations: Worthy Triangle O.E.S., Girl Scouts of America, Girl Friendly, Erie Circle and the Chapel Park Senior Citizens. At her request there will be no prior calling hours. Funeral Services will be held in the Trinity Episcopal Church, 304 North Main Street, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, May 17, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be directed to the following organizations: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, Chemung County Humane Society SPCA Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903, or to the Trinity Episcopal Church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for her family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to their mother's friend and caregiver, Joan, the staff at Caregivers and the Colonial Ridge East staff of Elcor Health Services for the love and care given to "Betty."
Elizabeth “Betty” HANER, 68, of Pine City, NY died very unexpectedly Monday, December 21, 1999. She worked in Elmira Bowling Center until it closed and currently worked for the meat department of P & C Markets in Southtown Plaza. She is survived by sons, Floyd Darwin (Regina) Haner Jr., Elmira, NY and James Leland (Melanie) Haner of Lindley, NY; daughters, Carol Susan (Butch) Batterson of Troy, PA and Tina Marie (John) Wood of Elmira, NY; 10 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren; sister, Mary Rita Connors of Ocala, FL; brothers, Steve (Nina) Baker of Roseville, PA, William Drake of Corning, NY, James (Pat) Drake of Myrtle Beach, SC, Richard (Marilyn) Drake of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Florence (Donald) Braund of Elmira Heights, Alma Braund of Pine City, NY, Mary Hanger of Elmira, NY. Betty was predeceased by her husband of 38 years, Floyd Darwin Haner Sr. in 1985. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 23 with Fr. Edward McCracken officiating and burial to be in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in Betty’s name to Chemung County ARC, PO Box 628, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY 14901.
MR. LEONARD H. HANER age 85 of Broadwood Manor, Horseheads, NY, Friday, July 26, 1991 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. He is survived by his wife, Wilma Haner; son, Ted Haner of Streeter, IL; daughters-in-law, Mercedes Haner of Elmira, NY, Nancy Haner of El Paso, TX, Gail Haner of Hilton Head, SC, Phyllis Haner of Lakeworth, FL; 15 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; sisters, Julia Bieling of Galeton, PA and Ethel Alexander of Elmira, NY. He was predeceased by his sons, Bud, Dick and Gene Haner. Leonard was a member of the West Hill Fire Department, member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, a volunteer at Bath V.A. and Bethany Center. He was a retired employee of Kennedy Valve. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira Sunday afternoon at 4 PM. Rev. Earl Noyes officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and those wishing, may make contributions to the charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-gazette 7/27/1991
HANLEY - William J. Hanley of Elmira, a former resident of Springfield, slipped on a glare of ice along the tracks at Wallace, NY and fell beneath the wheels of the train of which he had been acting as trainsman. The injuries which received resulted in his death some hours later. The accident accurred at about 10 o'clock on Thursday morning last week. The deceased was born in Springfield, PA, January 6, 1851, and had been a resident of Elmira the greatest part of his life. He had been in the railroad service for the past 25 years, and was well known to all the railroad men on that division of the Lackawanna. He was prominent in Masonic fraternty circles, holding membership in Cashmere Grotto and several other chapters of the order. He is survived by his widow and two children, a daughter Miss E. Jane Hanley, and a son E. Vern Hanley, both of Elmira. There also survives one sister, Mrs Mary MAYHOOD, of Athens, PA. From the site, I find that Mr. Hanley is buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, finding his place of death as Bath and the date of death as 8 December, 1904. RHW unknown paper and date.
MISS CELIA N. HANMORE, 26, 507 Erie St. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 1943 at 9:30 p.m. Survived by father, Harry Hanmore; sisters, Mrs. Clifford Wilcox, Miss Marjorie Hanmore all of Elmira; brothers, Harry Jr., Augustus, William Henry, Walter, Pvt. Leon Hanmore, Camp Haam, Calif., Cpl. Francis Hanmore, Fort Meade, Md. The body was at the Page Funeral home and was taken to family home Friday morning. Funeral Saturday 2:30. Rev. Henry White. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/26/1943
HANYEN, MARY LOUISE (SRGP 8660)
As the first rays of light shone over the eastern hills, in the early morning of September 29, 1927, the soul of M. Louise Hanyen left its earthly dwelling, and quietly and peacefully passed out into the Great Beyond. Miss Hanyen had been a patient sufferer in the Robert Packeer Hospital, Sayre, Pennsylvania, for several weeks. Following an operation, all the aid known to medical science was given her; everything that loving hands could do, to help ward off the progress of complications was done. The tired body seemed unable to respond to the earthly call; but at daylight, when the Heavenly call came—“Tis enough, come up higher,” the struggling soul was willingly released and went joyfully on its celestial journey. Thus has ended a beautiful life. Miss Hanyen was born in Elmira, N.Y., the daughter of Cornelius B. And Jennie Reynolds Hanyen, both deceased. She attended the schools in that city and later graduated from the Teachers College here. She taught in the schools of Elmira for several years, retiring at the time of her father’s death to live at the family home in Rutland, Pa., with her mother. Since the death of her mother, in 1923, she has spent the winter months with her sister, Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer, 50 St. James Street, and has made many friends here. Miss Hanyen’s beautiful Christian character was exemplified in her daily life. She had hosts of friends, whose hearts are greatly saddened by her going. Miss Hanyen was a member of the First Methodist Church in Elmira; but during her stay in Rutland and Mansfield has been a devoted worker in the church of her choice. She was president of the Ladies’ Aid Society of the Roseville Church for several terms, and gave her time willingly for a cause that was dear to her heart. The following relatives survive: A sister, mrs. Blanche Hanyen Palmer, of Mansfield; two brothers, Attorney Fred C. Hanyen, of Scranton, and Prof. C. B. Hanyen, Superintendent of Schools, Kingston, Pa.; three nieces, H. Louise Palmer, a student in the college here; Mildred Hanyen Kocher, a student in Columbia University; Jennie M. Hanyen, a member of the faculty in Elmira College; one nephew, Howard R. Hanyen, advertising manager for Cleland, Simpson Co., Scranton. The funeral services were largely attended on Saturday afternoon at the home of her sister, Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer. There was a great profession of beautiful flowers, many floral pieces being sent from friends living at a distance. The service was in charge of Rev. W. W. Kehler, pastor of the Rutland Methodist Church. Interment was in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. Rexford Soper was the funeral director. The pall-bearers were C. L. Longwell, W. W. Allen, John Farrer, W. S. Farrer, Prof. G. B. Strait, Fremont Walters, G. L. Palmer, M. V. Benson.
HAPEMAN- MRS. AMANDA
Mrs. Amanda Marsh, 72, died Saturday afternoon at her home, 1367 College Avenue. She is survived by her husband, Floyd Marsh; a daughter, Mrs. Bertha York of Rochester; three sons, Charles, Ernest and Frederick Marsh of Elmira; three brothers, William Hapeman of Athens, Pa.; Edward of Buffalo, and George of Elmira; also several nieces and nephews and grandchildren. Mrs. Marsh was a member of the Epworth Methodist Episcopal Church. Funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m., the Rev. L. E. Otter officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Dec. 2, 1933)
MATTHEW MICHAEL HARTLEY age 37, he passed away on Thursday, September 4, 2014 at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester. Matt was born in Olean NY on April 8, 1977 a son of James T. and Allie (Brennan) Hartley. In addition to his parents, who live in Fishers IN, he is survived by his wife Sarah L. Vallely, whom he married July 5, 2008; their children, Isaac Thomas and Vivian Marie Hartley; siblings, Todd and Kristian Hartley, both of Fishers; nieces, Ava and Ella; maternal grandmother Patty McGranaghan and maternal aunt Chauncey Crowley, both of Bolivar NY; father-in-law and mother-in-law Carl R. Vallely and Barbara Brownrigg of Elmira; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Katherine Boland and Christopher Sullivan, with their children, Meghan and Reilly, all of Elmira; brother-in-law R. Parks Vallely of Queens NY; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Matt was the type of soul who made everyone's life he touched better for having met him. His sense of humor made him a joy to be around. He had a great work ethic, loved to cook, was an athlete, an artist, and most of all a loving husband and father. Matt loved hockey, baseball and football. As a 13 year old, he played in the Babe Ruth World Series, and competed in the home run derby. He attended West High School in Corning, and attended both Brockport and Mansfield University. Matt started his hockey career in Jamestown and then was later a captain for the Twin Tiers Midget and Junior hockey teams that went to several state championship games. He was a die hard Yankees, Sabres, and Dolphins fan. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A celebration of Matt's life will follow at 12:15 p.m. at the funeral home. Interment will then take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. The celebration of Matt's life will continue at 2:00 p.m. at Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Big Flats NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/10/2014
HASKELL Debra H. Johnson "Debbie"
Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, September 30, 2012 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her loving family. Debbie was born in Elmira on March 6, 1949, the daughter of Dorothy Gregory Haskell and the late Ralph M. Haskell. She is survived by her daughter, Jennifer Johnson, grandchildren, Lauryn and Morgan Smith; former spouse, Ron Johnson; brother and sister-in-law, Greg and Berneice Haskell; nephew Greg (Tammy) Haskell, niece Kristen (Jason) Alexander; aunts, uncles and cousins. Debbie was a beloved daughter, mother, grandmother, and friend to all who knew her. She had a gift of caring for others and did so by volunteering in many organizations, among them Habitat for Humanity, Director at Woodbrook, Arctic League, and many others. She enjoyed spending time with her granddaughters and being there for family and friends. She loved animals, and truly adored her dog, Ralphie. Debbie's longtime friends, Wendy and Duke Carroll, along with many others friends, and the extended Johnson family, were very important to her. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Debbie's Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 10:00 am at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to SPCA, Habitat for Humanity or Arctic League. Star Gazette – October 2, 2012
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