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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Obituaries

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


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

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

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

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

HOEPFNER
Ulrich August "Uli" Age 84, of Elmira, died Monday, August 29, 2005. Uli was born August 5, 1921 in Stargard (Pommern), Germany. He will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 60 years, Ruth L. (Edinger) Hoepfner; and his daughter and son-in-law, Annerose R. and Robert Bargesser; along with his grandchildren, Robert S. (Millie) Bargesser of Elmira Heights, David S. (Lori) Bargesser of Grass Lake, MI, and Monika R. Bargesser (fiance, Brian Vesneske) of Horseheads; and great-grandchildren, Kristen, Nicole, Xavier, Brennan and Lexus Bargesser; also cousins, Peter and Jacqueline Peschke with daughter, Karin of Montreal, Canada, and Brigitte Peschke with children, Stefanie and Christopher of Vancouver, Canada; sister-in-law, Erna (Heinz) Becker; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews living in Germany and Italy. Predeceased by his parents, August and Anna (Mielke) Hoepfner; his sisters, Eva-Maria and Edith; brother, Hans-Joachim Hoepfner; and granddaughter, Sandra R. Bargesser. He was a wonderful husband, father, caring grandfather who loved his native country as well as his adopted country. He was very fond of his neighborhood and cherished the many friendships he formed there, especially the relationship with his next door neighbor, John Corsi and family. We were very blessed to have had him in our lives and he will remain in our hearts forever. Uli was a retired Manager from Dunkin Donuts, Elmira. Services for immediate family and close friends will take place privately and will be at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Uli with memorials to the United Cerebral Palsy House, PO Box 1554, Elmira, NY 14902. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home, Elmira.

HOFF Robert Gardner
Age 75 of Martinez, Georgia died on Sunday August 12, 2007. Robert was born May 11, 1932 in Elmira, NY the son of the late David A. and Julia Gardner Hoff. He was a graduate of Colgate University in Hamilton, NY. Robert was a veteran of The Korean War serving his country with The U.S. Marine Corps. He married his wife, Patricia Ann Shine Hoff, on June 4, 1971 and they recently celebrated their 36th Wedding Anniversary on June 4, 2007. Mr. Hoff was a retired employee of Westinghouse Corporation in Horseheads, NY. Bob loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them. Robert is survived by his loving and devoted wife Patricia Ann Shine Hoff; daughters and sons-in-law: Ann H. Wilson of Easton, MD., Susan & Dr. Sal Pizzo of Durham, N.C., and Margaret & Allan Fetty of Austin, Texas; grandchildren: Rob & Amy Ruchte of Raleigh, N.C., Lindsey Fetty and Katherine Fetty both of Austin, Texas; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Joseph & Linda Shine of Beaver Dams, NY, Joyce & Roland Callahan of Beaver Dams, NY and Mary & Michael Caurant of California; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including a very close friend Margaret Payne of Florida. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday August 16, 2007 from 11 AM – 12 PM. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Hoff.

HOFFMAN Allyn William
Died January 2, 2008 at the age of 79. Mr. Hoffman was born in Elmira on July 13, 1928. He was predeceased by his parents, Allyn Packard Hoffman and Katharine Olivey Hoffman of Elmira, and his brother, Harry Natt Hoffman II, M.D. of Rochester, Minnesota. He is survived by his wife, Roberta Martin Hoffman; his sister, Maryanna H. Perry of Elmira and Naples, Fla.; and his three daughters: Lydia H. Meunier, Esq., of Round Lake, N.Y., Elizabeth H. Gabel and her husband Jeffery Gabel of Pittsford, N.Y., and Katharine Wray Hoffman of East Boston, Mass. Mr. Hoffman is also survived by his grandchildren: Andrew Martin Meunier and Olivia Chatel Meunier of Round Lake, and Wray Wyman Gabel and Laurel Allyn Gabel of Pittsford. Other survivors include nieces Katharine P. Sinko, Maryanna P. Crawford, Jane P. Kufta, Lucinda P. Farnham, and Martha P. Hoffman, nephew Harry Natt Hoffman III, and sister-in-law Alice C. McIlrath. Affectionately known as "Oop" by his closest friends, Mr. Hoffman graduated from Elmira Schools; Cornell University, Class of 1950; and Elmira College. He served in the United States Army during the Korean conflict from 1950 to 1952. Mr. Hoffman was engaged in the family's nursery business until 1972, worked on landscaping the Elmira College Domes complex, and was a teacher of horticulture at SCT Boces until his retirement in 1994. Always interested in the natural world, Mr. Hoffman enjoyed working with Tanglewood Nature Center, and some of the most attractive home landscaping in the area was the result of his talented design. He contributed several articles of local interest to the journal of the Chemung Valley Historical Society. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira. Mr. Hoffman enjoyed his home, his family, hiking in the Adirondacks, cross-country skiing, his friends at the Monday morning breakfast group at Light's Bakery, and his series of four English Springer Spaniel dogs. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Baker Family Funeral Home. There will be no calling hours. A private committal service will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will take place on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 1:00pm, the Rev. Betsey Crimmins presiding. Flowers will be furnished by the family. Memorial gifts may be made to the Tanglewood Nature Center or First Presbyterian Church.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/3/2008 - 1/4/2008.

HOFFMAN - JOHNSON, Evelyn "Jane" (Hoffman)
Age 72, of Elmira, NY, died
on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Jane was predeceased by her parents, Clyde and Alice Hoffman and three brothers. She is survived by her sisters, Viola Evans of PA, Diane (Lee) Baldick, Donna Cornell and Wanda (John) Kingsley all of Elmira; sister-in-law, Becky Hoffman of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 29th from 3 to 4 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will follow at 4 PM. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 27, 2010

HOFFMAN
Russell R. Remington Rand Retiree Age 87 of Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY. died Tuesday September 11, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born August 19, 1914 in Albany, NY the son of the late Peter and Catherine (Waggoner) Hoffman. Russell married Ethel Marie Johnson on January 6, 1937 in Albany, NY together they have celebrated 64 wonderful years of love together. He is survived by his beloved wife, Ethel Marie; daughters and sons-in-law; Arlene and Sherman Barnes of Gillett, PA; Dianne and Robert Greene of Greenfield Center, NY; grandchildren, Kim (Tommy) Copp, Joseph (Nora) Barnes, Russell (Heather) Barnes, Jeremy (Tanya) Greene, Marnie (Keith) Jodoin; great grandchildren, Jennifer and Christina Copp, Samantha and Rebecca Barnes, Sierra and Rider Barnes, and Elizabeth Greene; along with several nieces and nephews. His 3 sisters, Elizabeth, Catherine and Margaret, predeceased him. Russell retired from Remington Rand as a machinist after 29 years of dedicated service. He retired from the Elmira City School District as School Crossing Guard. For many years he was responsible for crossing and caring for the children of Broadway Elementary School. Mr. Hoffman was a 50-year charter member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and was a member of the Southport Historical Society. Russell was a well know drummer in the Elmira area for many years. His favorite pastime was fishing. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Thursday, September 13, 2001 from 5 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours. (8 PM) The Reverend Carol Price will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department 1001 Carl Street Elmira, NY 14904.
 
HOLBROOK Mary H. Pulford

Age 97 of Jekyll Island, GA, died Monday, June 13, 2011 at NHC Cool Springs Assisted Living in Franklin, TN. Mrs. Pulford was born in 1914 in Hornell, N.Y. She was married to James B. Pulford for 35 years until his death in 1977. The family will have a mass of Resurrection in July at Jekyll Island, GA and a memorial service at Mt. Savior Monastery in Elmira, N.Y. later this year. Survived by daughter, Ellen Doherty and her husband Charles of Albuquerque, NM; sons, J. Christopher Pulford of Elmira, NY, Shawn D. Pulford of Fredrick, MD and Hoby Pulford and his wife Rebecca of Brentwood, TN; thirteen grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren. She was a graduate of Lock Haven Teachers College and Elmira College. She was a teacher at Pine City Elementary School. Mrs. Pulford was an avid golfer, an artist and traveled throughout the world. It was Mrs. Pulford's request that in lieu of flowers, contributions in her name be made to her favorite charity, Mt. Saviors Monastery in Elmira, NY. Mrs. Pulford's family would like to thank the staff at NHC Health Care and Assisted Living for all their kindness and consideration during her time at their facility.  Star Gazette – June 24, 2011

 

EUGENE L. HOLDEN, age 88 of Elmira, NY died at home on Monday, September 8, 2014. Friends may call at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Saturday, September 13 from 9AM-10AM with funeral services following at 10AM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira with full military honors by the U.S.  Navy and the Chemung County Honor Guard. Pastor Leanne M. Zeck officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to a charity of one's choice . Eugene is survived by sons-and daughters-in-law, Robert E., Cooper Plains, NY, Thomas G. and Kathy, Burdett, NY, John S. and Dawn, Victor, NY; daughter and son-in law, Jean Ann and Paul Normand, Mohnton, PA; 14 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren; sister, Roberta; brother, Steven. Predeceased by loving wife, Mary in 1997; four brothers, Randall, Gerald, Harvey and George. Born Jan. 18, 1926, graduated from Elmira Free Academy, 1944. Married to Mary Elizabeth Jensen, 1944. Navy Veteran of WWII, drafted into Navy in 1944. Basic Training at Sampson Naval Base on Seneca Lake and then shipped to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. Discharged 1946. After the war, Gene held a number of jobs, milkman, Remington Rand factory, and patrolman for Elmira Police Dept. Gene went to work in 1955 at Jensen's Paint Store with his brother-in-law, Gordon Jensen. Eugene opened his own store, Steven's Paint Store in Corning, NY in 1963. His knack for matching paint colors to anything was phenomenal. He ran the paint store until 2009. His son Robert is now the proprietor of Steven's Paint Store. Eugene was an avid outdoorsman, scuba diving, fishing, hunting, and target shooting. He thoroughly enjoyed fishing for lake trout on Seneca and Keuka Lakes with his Seth Green rig and bass fishing with his sons. Gene's bowling, golf, and euchre at the Masonic Temple were other favorite hobbies. A good sense of humor, quick wit, and a great memory were his trademark. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/11/2014

 


 

HOLLENBECK - Elmira Star-Gazette, May 21, 1966: "Howard Hollenbeck of the corner of Carrol and Hemlock St., Horseheads, died Saturday, May 21, 1966. The body is at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours: Sunday 7 to 9 and Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Tuesday at 2 pm. The Rev. Jay Edward Sale. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery."  Note: Howard was the only son of John and Catherine Hollenbeck. He did not marry. He was survived by his sister Belle Smith. His tombstone includes recognition that he served in World War I. Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

HOLLENBECK - Elmira Star-Gazette, May 9, 1924: "John W. Hollenbeck died Thursday night at 8:30 o'clock at the family home, 559 Post St. after an extended illness. He was an employee of the Harris, McHenry and Baker Company and a member of the Riverside Methodist Episcopal Church. The decedent is survived by his widow; two daughters, Miss Belle Hollenbeck, and Mrs. Carl Bailey and a son Howard, all of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home Monday at 2 pm. The Rev.M.E. Hallock will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery."  Note: He was my mother's maternal grandfather. His daughter Belle was divorced and mother of two children when her father died and should have been identified as Belle Thomas. Grandma Belle always was independent! Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

HOLLENBECK Mae - Mrs. Mae (Hollenbeck) Sabin
Mrs. Mae Hollenbeck Sabin, formerly of Elmira, died Wednesday at the family home at Stamford, Conn. She is survived by her husband, Myron Sabin, a daughter, Mrs. Albert Goldner, of Stamford, Conn., two sisters, Mrs. George Pease and Mrs. Effie Whitaker, of Elmira; two brothers, William Boardman, of Elmira and George Hollenbeck, of Stamford, Conn. The remains arrived from Stamford, Conn., yesterday and were removed to the home of her sisters, Mrs. George Pease, No. 1566 Lake street, where the funeral will be held this afternoon at 4 o'clock. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY March 13, 1921

HOLLENBECK - Elmira Star-Gazette, May 24, 1944: "Mrs. Pearl Bailey, 379 Diven Ave., died Wednesday, May 24, 1944, at 6 am. She is survived by her husband Carl W.; daughter Mrs. John McCloskey; son Carl W. Jr.: mother Mrs. John Hollenbeck; sister Mrs. Belle Smith, all of Elmira; brothers Howard Hollenbeck of Elmira; H.B. Wilson of Baltimore, Md.The body is at the Charles F. Hughes and Son Funeral Home and Thursday will be taken to the family home. Services there Saturday, 2 pm. Rev. Henry White. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery."
Note: Pearl was the daughter of John and Catherine Hollenbeck. Her husband Carl helped her sister Belle's husband Alfred Thomas get a job on the D.W. & L. railroad. When Belle and Alfred divorced, Pearl and Carl raised their daughter Kathryn as their own. Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

HOLLY - Carl Raymond Holly - Died Sunday, February 28, 2010, at the age of 90, in the comfort of his home. He was born February 17, 1920 in Wesleyville, Pennsylvania, to George Oscar and Jessie Lodema Brassington Holly. He was predeceased by his parents, 5 siblings & infant son, Ronald Carl Holly. He was drafted and was in the Army serving in various locations, his favorite being the Philippines. He worked at Remington Rand for 32 years and 12 years at Hardinge Brothers. After his retirement in 1985, he volunteered for RSVP. He married Marie Ellen Dean 62 years ago on July 12, 1947, in Elmira, NY. Besides his wife, he is also survived by his children: Douglas of Phoenix, AZ (wife Cynthia with their children Cara, Mary, Ruth & John), Dennis of Hoboken, NJ, Caryl Cammer (Larry McCormick) of Elmira, NY (her daughter Karen (Christopher) Cammer Whiting and their son, Eliot Michael), David of Ontario, NY (wife Kathy and their children, Thomas & Elizabeth), Donald of Chicago, IL (wife Phyllis, children Donald, Frankie & Meghan) and Linda M. Holly of Pine City, NY (daughters Jenn (Brad) Schuck Park with their daughter Holly Marie, as well as her sibling, his 3rd great-grandchild, due October 10, 2010, & Lindsay Holly-Lewis (Jimmy Golden)). He is also survived by 3 siblings, nieces & nephews. He leaves behind his faithful canine companions, Bruiser and Evan. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, horseshoes & having his own garden. He deeply missed his fishing buddy, Don Hartman after his passing. The family wishes to thank Jimmy Golden for his time and loving companionship he gave to Carl, his VA nurse Carrie for her loving care and Jim Caywood for his warm and wonderful understanding and his guidance at this difficult time. It was Carl and Marie's wish that there be no public services. He was buried near his son, Ronnie, in Woodlawn Cemetery after receiving a brief Honor Guard service. The family will hold a memorial service on Saturday, May 29, 2010 from 1PM-4PM at Trinity Episcopal Church in Elmira. Anyone wishing to remember Carl, may make a donation to the SPCA 2435 Rt. 352 Elmira, NY 14903. We hope to see you there, in May. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.14.2010

HOLMES - The Elmira Advertiser - Wednesday Morning - April 25, 1917 - Page 2
Horace H. Holmes
Horace H. Holmes, the oldest member of Ivy Lodge, No. 397, F. and A. M., died yesterday morning at 1 o’clock, at 603 Perine street.  The decedent became a member of Ivy Lodge in 1859 and was a life member of St. Omer’s.  He lived in Elmira for over 60 years.  From 1854 to 1876 he was superintendent of track construction with the Northern Central and Erie Railroad.  He constructed the first telegraph line between Elmira and Williamsport.  His wife died in July 1899.  Dr. William F. Elmendorf, of Buffalo, a sonin-law [son in-law], and Robert Holmes Elmendorf, of Philadelphia, a grandson, are ni [in] the city to attend the funeral which will be held Thursday.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock in Woodlawn Chapel and will be in charge of Ivy Lodge.

HOLMES  Nathaniel "Georgetown" Age 78, of Elmira, NY. He was born August 16, 1927 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Bruce and Stella (Grant) Holmes and died Saturday, October 1, 2005, at home after an extended illness. Nat was predeceased by his parents; oldest son, Nathaniel Holmes, Jr.; brother, George Scott, Jr.; and sister, Gloria Scott Williams, all of New York City. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Mozelle (Hairston) Holmes, who he married October 28, 1946 in Omaha, NE; children and their spouses, Rev. Sharon Lee Hairston, Cerdan and Diane Holmes, all of Elmira, Linda and Samuel Green of Corona, CA, Alonzo Holmes, Veronica and Eddie Brooks, all of Elmira, Carleita and John Boone of Philadelphia, PA, Ricardo Holmes of Elmira, Marc Holmes of Galvensferry, SC, Marcella and Raymond Young of Dorchester Sparks, NV and Bonita and James Mosley of Conway, SC; 44 grandchildren; 58 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ronnie Scott of New York City; dear friends, Stevie Johnson and Ira Heyward both of Elmira. Nat retired from General Electric. He was the creator of Nat Holmes' School of Music and taught many musicians. He started out in Philadelphia, PA with Henderson Pervis and Lionel Hampton. He featured the Blue Notes with Nick Felicci and Jack Rossi and soon became known as the Sorento Kids. (He featured Preston Love, Nat Towles, Nat King Cole and Diana Washington at the Apollo Theatre). He also played in big bands at the Chicago Regal Theatre and Louis Jordan Temple of Five. Nat Holmes concerted at the Treamont Temple in Boston, played in local areas at Green Pastures, save the Railroad fundraiser, Gush's Thirsty Bear, country clubs, Myhalyk's, The Steak Shop and debutante balls. He established bands such as Energize, Connoisseur, Black Velvet and Moonshine. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Friday, October 7th from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Leo Hughey, Jr. will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. The Holmes family expresses a special thank you to the staff at Southern Tier Hospice, who took wonderful care of Nat during his illness.

JAMES G. HOLTON
James G. Holton of Millerton RD 2, died Tuesday, Aug. 1, 1961.  He was a member of Tioga Lodge, F&AM, and Westminister Presbyterian Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha Holton; daughters, Mrs. Marguerite Crippen of Roseville, Mrs. Marjorie LeSeur of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Pearl Cole and Miss Hazel Holton of Elmira, Mrs. Marie Long of Rochester, Mrs. Ella Oldroyd of Snedekerville; brothers, William Holton of Gillett, Drexel Holton of Millerton, Dewey Holton of Knoxville, Tenn.; eight grandchildren; eight great grandchildren.  Private funeral in Elmira at the Olthof Funeral Home, Friday at 11 am, the Rev. Albert Kingsley officiating.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

HOLTON - SERVISS, Doris H.
A proud and gracious lady who was respected and loved by her family, passed on Tuesday, February 9, 2010 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. She had resided at Bethany Village and previously lived in Ocala, FL. Born on September 26, 1926 in Gillett, PA, Doris was the daughter of the late William & Rosamond Updike Holton. She was a graduate of Troy High School. Doris was employed by Iszards and Lodge on the Green for many years. She enjoyed golf, travel, and caring for her canine companions. Surviving is her loving family, sister, Phyllis Myers, Horseheads; brother, Donald Holton, Elmira; nieces and nephews, Helen Kay (Duane) Shedden, Richard (Bertha) Holton, Shirley Smith, John (Karen) Holton, Rosalie (Russell) Hall, Linda Jeffery, Donald "Don" (Kathryn) Holton, Gerald (Sue) Holton, Gary (Teresa) Holton, Sally Howe; several great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, Doris was also predeceased by her former spouses, Glen Boughton and Charles "Bud" Serviss; brothers, Gerald (Lulu) Holton and Harold (Julia) Holton; sister-in-law, Kathleen Holton; and nephews, Rod and Larry Holton.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, February 13, 2010 from 1-2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. Graveside services will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 

HOOBLER SHARON S. THOMPSON

Sharon S. Thompson, 50, of Mansfield, PA died Sunday, July 7, 1991. She is survived by husband, George Thompson; son, Duane (Fred) Ripley of Elmira; daughter, Bria (Woodward) of Roseville, PA; two grandchildren; her parents, Delbert and Vera Hoobler of Elmira; mother-in-law, Bertha Thompson of Wellsburg, NY; brother, Delbert II of Horseheads; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Private funeral services were held at the convenience of the family with interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to the Robert Packer Radiology Department. (TGR, Thursday, August 1, 1991)

HOOD Gary A. – Gary A. Hood, born April 7, 1941 Elmira, NY died
May 17, 2010 in Minneapolis, MN at the age of 69. Preceded in death by parents, Ronald F. Hood, Jr. and Elizabeth F. Lewis. Survived by brother, Victor A. [Patricia L.] Hood of Charlottesville, VA; niece, Lisa H. [Paul] Cannell; nephew, Michael B. Hood; two grand nieces, Kati and Colette Cannell; very close friends, Eileen Thonas and Melanie Milbrandt. Private service. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 18, 2010

ELWIN L. HOOSE, 82, of Elmira, N.Y., formerly of Grover, died at home on Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000.  Surviving Elwin are his brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Ken Hoose of Deming, N.M. and his close friends, Roger and Carol Hickok and Marlene Vermilya of Canton, as well as nieces and nephews and many other friends.  He was predeceased by his wife, the Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose, on Feb. 21, 1993.  Elwin was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church in Grover.  He played violin for the Bill Butler Orchestra and was a member of the Elmirans.  He was well-known for the extraordinary talent of playing the musical saw.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y., on Thursday, Aug. 31, from 7 to 9 p.m. and on Friday from 10 to 11 a.m.  The funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home at 11 a.m. Friday with the Rev. Jack Otto, formerly of the Ecumenical Church of Grover, officiating.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family.  –Towanda Daily Review.

HOOSE Elwin
An obituary of Elwin Hoose in the newspapers recently brought back memories to many in the Center where his wife Rev. Wilma Barker Hoose was the minister in the Church of Christ here. They lived at the time in Grover as Rev. Hoose was also the minister at the Church of Christ there, Rev. Hoose died February 21, 1993.

Grover – Edwin L. Hoose, 82, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Grover, died Saturday, Aug. 26, 2000, at home. He was a member of St. John’s United Methodist Church, Grover, He played the violin for the Bill Butler Orchestra and was a member of the Elmirans. Born May 5, 1918, in Elmira, NY, he was a son of Dean and Edith Wilcox Hoose. Surviving are a brother, Ken of Deming, NM, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be at 11 am Friday at Olthof’s, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, with the Rev. Jack Otto, formerly of the Ecumenical Church of Grover, officiating. Burial will be at the convenience of the family. Friends may call from 7 to 9 pm Thursday and 10 to 11 am Friday at the funeral home.

HOPKINS Durwood J.
Age 93, formerly of Caton, NY died peacefully on Monday, November 16, 2009 in Arkport, NY. Born in Corning on November 25, 1915, Durwood was the son of Ray and Lucy (Goodrich) Hopkins. He married Elsie Miller on October 11, 1941 in Big Flats and was preceded in death by her on February 13, 2004. He went to work for Corning Glass Works in 1933 after graduating from Northside High School. He started by unloading boxcars and his hard work and continuing education resulted in his appointment as a Project Manager and he retired as a design engineer. Following his retirement in 1978, he worked as a consultant, for Corning until 1986. He was active at the Caton United Methodist Church and the Caton Volunteer Fire Department. Durwood enjoyed working on his farm and home in Caton. He is survived by his daughter, Ellen (Al) Mason of Hornell; son, Mark (Arlita) Hopkins of Wallace, NC; five grandchildren; Christine (David) Martin, Dana (Charles) Hopkins, Richard Mason, John Mason, and Rebecca (Jason) Black; one great granddaughter, Olivia Black; one great grandson, Joshua Martin; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Don and Edna Vevia Morse of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews; and loving caretakers from Updike's Willow Ridge Residence and Acorn Home, Carol Seager and Deb Cleveland. Friends may call on December 5, 2009 (Saturday) from 11 until 12 Noon at the Caton United Methodist Church where a memorial service will follow at Noon with Reverend Beth Bouwens. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide flowers for the memorial, and ask that donations may be made, in his name, to Caton United Methodist Church, 11189 Hendy Hollow Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 20, 2009

JAMES F. HOPKINS
James F. Hopkins of Jackson Summit, retired after 50 years service as a section foreman on the Tioga Division of the Erie Railroad died unexpectedly following a heart attack early Thursday morning, Apr. 4, 1935, at his home. He is survived by four sons, Clarence and Raymond of Corning, Jessie of Odessa and Lyman of Elmira; a daughter, Mrs. Holden Smith of Odessa; his stepmother, Mrs. Catherine Hopkins of Corning; a brother Seymour of Rochester; three half brothers, Walter and John of Rochester and Edward of Auburn; and four half sisters, Mrs. Nellie Youmans of Horseheads, Mrs. Mary Ellis of Tioga, Pa., Mrs. Millie Kerkendal and Mrs. Myrna Hemley both of Corning. The body was removed to the Davis funeral home, Elmira, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Jard Burrows of Pine City will officiate and will be assisted by the Rev. Knight of Jackson Summit. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.(September 2005 Note from Bob Hopkins)  In the obituary for JAMES F. HOPKINS on Page 89, The following changes should be made:
  1. ...The Rev. "George" Burroughs ... the Rev. Mr. Knight....
  2. From the Elmira Star Gazette, Friday, April 5, 1935.

HOPKINS - WALKER
MYRTLE C. Age 84, formerly of Kendall Place, Elmira, NY. She was born November 27, 1917 in Corning, daughter of the late Ray and Lucy (Goodrich) Hopkins and died Saturday, December 29, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Carl in 1993 and is survived by her brother Durwood (Elsie) Hopkins of Corning; sister-in-law Shirley (Gene) Romanini of Scranton, PA along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Mrs. Walker was a member of Epworth United Methodist Church. She graduated in 1943 from Methodist Hospital in Philadelphia where she earned her RN degree. She was employed at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center as a Nursing Supervisor and later retired from Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. as an Industrial Nurse after 26 years of service. She was a charter member of the Industrial Nurses Association of the Southern Tier and a member of the Corning Rebekah Lodge and a past district Deputy of the Steuben District. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Thursday, January 3rd from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 4 PM. Rev. Ann Mowery will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

ROBERT CHARLES HORN, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Rodney Horn of Slaterville Springs died this morning, Wednesday, June 26, 1935 at Ithaca.  The child is survived by the parents; a brother, Jack; the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Orvis Hazel of Elmira Heights.  The body is in the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where the funeral will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/26/1935

HORNES - McGEE Mattie B.
Age 91, of Elmira, NY, died
on Sunday, February 28, 2010 at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Mattie was born on December 1, 1918 in Telfair, GA, daughter of the late Andy and Mary (Coates) Hornes. Mattie retired from Westinghouse in Horseheads, NY after many years of service. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends. Survivors include her daughter, Mary (James) Heard and adopted daughter, Sally Morgan both of Elmira; sons, Rev. Robert (Sarah) McGee of Columbus, GA and William McGee of Elmira; 17 grandchildren; 52 great grandchildren and 25 great-great grandchildren. Mattie was predeceased by her husband, Ashley McGee in 1982; sons, Ashley Jr. and Walter McGee. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church at 402 Sullivan St., Elmira. Funeral service will follow at 12 p.m., with her son, Rev. Robert McGee officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.4.2010

HAROLD L. HORNING, age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, November12, 2003, at home.  He was born in March of 1918 to the late Frank L. and Bessie (Foust) Horning.  Harold is survived by cousin, Cynthia (Arden) Peterson and family of Elmira, NY; along with several other cousins from the Troy-Canton PA area.  He was a retired employee of Railway Express Inc., a member of Union-Cooley Lodge #95 F&AM and a United States Army Veteran of World War II.  Family and friends are invited to attend a funeral service on Monday, November 17, 2003 at 1 p.m. at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue.  The Reverend Donald Hoff will officiate.  Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

HORNSBY - MAPES
Janette "Jane" P. Age 82 of Willys Street Elmira, NY 14904, died Monday, September 24, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born June 29, 1919 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late William Thomas and Helen Pearl (Carpenter) Hornsby. Janette married Harold C. Mapes Sr. June 29, 1940 in Elmira. She is survived by her loving husband of 61 years, Harold; daughters, Carolyn A. Mapes of Corning, NY; Janice L. (James) Stafford of Dansville, NY; son, Harold C. Mapes Jr. of Queensbury, NY; brother, William Thomas Hornsby of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Gerald Mapes of Freeville, NY; sister-in-law, Shirley Mapes of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Michael Mallory of Fort Collins, CO; Joseph Mallory of Elmira, NY; Jillian and Megan Stafford of Dansville, NY; Kirsten, Melissa, Jonathon, Emily and Zachary Mapes of Queensbury, NY; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. "Jane", as she was affectionately known, was employed by the Mark Twain Hotel for many years and was a former member of the Women of the Moose Elmira Lodge. She retired from the Chemung County Sheriff's Department as Matron after several years of faithful and dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Saturday, September 29, 2001 from 10 to 12 (noon). A Memorial Service celebrating "Jane's" life will be held there at the conclusion of the visitation. (12:00 noon) Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. Memorial Donations in the name of Janette P. "Jane" Mapes may be directed to the Arctic League Inc. 114 W. Second Street Elmira, NY or to the American Diabetes Association NYS Memorial Processing Center P. O. Box # 31160 Hartford, CT 06150.

HORSEY - PARKER
Geneva Mae Age 87, a resident of Ashton Nursing Facility (formerly Heritage Nursing Home), Athens, PA, formerly of Elmira. She was born May 16, 1919 in Mardela Springs, MD, daughter of the late George A. and Danie (Goslee) Horsey, Sr., and died Tuesday, November 21, 2006, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward Parker, Sr. in 1999; brother, George "Ace" Horsey in 1990; sister, Louise Horsey in 2003; and twin sister, Epluribus Unum Roberts in 2005; and is survived by her brothers, Joseph (Pauline) Horsey and Richard (Maggie) Horsey of Elmira; sister, Isabella Horsey of Philadelphia, PA; nephew and godson, Major (Priscilla) Roberts of Elmira; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Parker was a member of Monumental Baptist Church. She enjoyed crocheting, gardening and going to rummage sales. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, November 25th, from 2 to 3 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 3 p.m. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery on Monday, November 27th, at 12:30 p.m.
 

HORTON Kathleen A. Woodward

Age 54, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, April 29, 2011. Kathy was surrounded by her loving husband, Larry Joseph Woodward Sr. of 32 years; sons, Matthew Ryan and Larry Joseph Woodward Jr.; daughter-in-law, Kristen and most cherished granddaughter, Cameron Nicole. Kathy is also survived by her father, Kenneth Horton; brothers, Kenneth Horton Jr. (Butch), David Horton and Joseph Horton. Kathy had a special relationship with all of her nieces and nephews as they were very dear to her heart as well as their parents, which were all of her sister's and brother's in law. She was very close to her cousins, especially the Alexander girls and considered them as her sisters. Kathy had so many dear friends in which it is not possible to list them all, but would like to acknowledge a few, Sharon Marshall, Debbie Newcomber, Debbie Shoemaker and Donna Coles, along with many others from Chemung Canal Bank. The family would like to thank Sloan and Kettering, Arnot 4A, Hospice and especially Corning Glass with the cooperation of the Angel Network for transporting Kathy to Sloan Kettering for 6 years. Kathy will be missed more than words will ever be able to say and always remembered and cherished as one of the greatest people our world has ever known. In lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Kathy can be made to the American Cancer Society . Kathy was predeceased by her mother, Ann (Sullivan) Horton. Family and friends are invited to call Monday. May 2, 2011 from 12 to 2 p.m., 3 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2011 at 10 a.m., at the First Church of Nazarene, at 1136 Broadway St. Elmira, NY 14904 with Pastor Bailey celebrating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery on Tuesday at 12 p.m.   Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
 

HOSKINS -  MRS. EDITH H. PARKS of 730 Winsor Ave., Thursday, April 18, 1963.  She was the widow of Frank H. Parks; a member of Westside Methodist Church.  Survived by sister, Mrs. James R. Hunter; brothers, Frank O. Ray, Leonard Hoskins; niece, Miss Edith Hunter, all of Elmira.  Body at Smith & Fudge Home.  Calling hours 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Herbert E. Erway.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/18/1963

HOSTRANDER   Emma Elizabeth Infant daughter of Bryon M. and Joanna (Lawrence) Hostrander was ushered home to heaven to become God's newest angel on February 14, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to attend celebration services for Emma on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at the New Life Assembly of God Church 325, Lake Street, Elmira, NY at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Paul Mather and Reverend Mark Dieterle will officiate. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

HOTCHKISS –JUNE (HOTCHKISS) WILCOX age, 87, formerly of Elmira, NY passed away November 20, 2014 peacefully at home with her loving family. She is survived by her sister, Edith H. Tallman; daughter, Karen (Robert) Osborne; grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and extended family members. Heaven got a little more spice. June was a very good hearted person, who never let the bad times bother her. She loved being with and joking with her family. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, November 23, 2014, from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Funeral Service there Sunday at 3 PM. Reverend Laurie Greenlaw will officiate. Interment will be held privately in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/22/2014

 

HOTTER Durwood G. (Dur)
Loving husband, father and grandfather - Age 90, of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, January 13, 2009. He was born August 20, 1918 in Hornell, NY to the late George and Ruth (Teeter) Hotter. He was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Sandra in 1957; sister, Lenora (Harvey) Dunbar; and sister-in-law, Geraldine (John) Stowell. He is survived by the love of his life, Dorothy, with whom he celebrated 67 wonderful years of marriage on January 1, 2009; daughter, Joan "Susan" (Greg) Chlan of Roanoke, VA; son, Bruce (Mary Ellen) Hotter of Millerton, PA; also survived by the joys of his life, his grandchildren, Katie (Jeff) VanArnam, Lt. Kevin (Wendy) Chlan, Jeremy (Ann) Sheive, John (Carla) Hotter, Jill (Ed) Ososkie; great-grandchildren, Kelly and Kara Sheive, Kaya VanArnam, Micah and Noah Chlan, Colin Ososkie; survivors also include nieces, Beth and Diane; nephews, Craig and Lee; dear beloved friend and caregiver, Pat Johnson. Dur retired as the Executive Vice President of Marine Midland Bank and proudly served his country during World War II in the Signal Corps and Air Force during the Aleutian and Pacific Campaigns. He believed strongly in community service, and during his life devoted many hours to a variety of organizations, which enhanced the lives of those living in the Elmira area. Durwood was a 50-plus-year member of the North Presbyterian Church. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY, on Friday, January 16, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Hotter Military Honors at the Funeral Home at 4 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow with the Reverend Donald Rockwell to celebrate Dur's services. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at the convenience of his family. During the past 20 years, Mr. Hotter faced many serious medical problems. His family would like to thank all those medical personnel at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, and the Chemung County Nursing Facility who administered to him during this time. In particular, we would like to extend a special thanks to all those on floor 3-B at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center who cared for him in his final hours. If everyone could receive such tender and thoughtful care, the world would certainly be a better place. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Dur with memorials in his name to the charity of their choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/15/2009

HOUSNICK - Burch, F. Irene Ingersoll
Age 79, of 1230 East Chestnut Avenue, Crestview, FL, Sunday, November 11, 1984.  Private Graveside Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements by the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home.  Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, William A. and Jane Ingersoll of Crestview, FL. Robert E. and Janice Ingersoll of Horseheads, NY; seven grandchildren; six great grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Marjorie Prall of Venice, FL, Mrs. Joseph (Eleanor) Reilly of Binghamton, NY; several nieces and nephews. (Elmira Star Gazette, page 5c, Tuesday, 13 November 1984)

JOHN T. HOVENCAMP, 76, 128 ˝ W. 34 St., Elmira Heights, Thursday morning, Apr. 27, 1944.  Survived by brother, Burt of Elmira; daughters, Mrs. Charles Haight of Rochester, Mrs. Walter Green of Elmira Heights; 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where services will be held Saturday, 2 p.m.  Rev. Lullus D. Bell.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1944

 

HOVIS Roberta Jean (Hovis) Vecellio

Age 74 of Pine City, NY, died Saturday, August 18, 2012 at her home following an extended illness. Born on December 6, 1937 in Renovo, PA, "Bobbi" was the daughter of the late Clyde E. & Velma K. Sapp Hovis. She married Bruno A. Vecellio of Lewis Run, PA, on August 19, 1961 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Renovo, PA. She retired from the Elmira City School District following 20 years of service. Surviving is her loving family: husband of 51 years, Bruno A. Vecellio; sons, Gary (Linda) Vecellio, Idaho Falls, ID; Kevin Vecellio, Pine City; and Shawn (Pam Bustillo) Vecellio, San Jose, CA; twin brother, Robert Gene (Patricia Ann) Hovis, Elmira; sister, Patricia K. Sunderlin, Oil City, PA; nieces and nephews. In honor of her wishes, a small, private ceremony was held at her family's convenience with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – August 30, 2012

 

HOWARD - RICE
Emily J. Age 89 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Wednesday November 2, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Skilled Nursing Unit. Emily was born August 5, 1916 in Ulster, PA the daughter of the late Henry and Sarah Smith Howard. She was a graduate of Southside High School and a graduate of the Arnot Ogden School of Nursing in 1937. Emily was the first Plant Nurse at Hardinge Bros. Inc and worked also at American Bridge Works in Elmira Heights, NY. She was a longtime private duty nurse at the Arnot Ogden Hospital and a volunteer for the American Red Cross for many years. Emily married her husband Louis A. Rice who pre-deceased her on June 15, 1974. She was also pre-deceased by her son Larry who died on December 10, 1973 as well as her sisters: Wilifred Howard, Henrietta Church and Adena Doland. Emily was a member of the Oakwood Methodist Church in Elmira Heights. She loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them. Emily is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law: Al and Suzanne Rice of Elmira Heights, NY; Kenneth Rice of Cortland, NY; Lynn "Chico" and Joan Rice of Elmira, NY; Neil Rice and Astrid Peterson-Rice Voorheesville, NY; grandchildren: Ron and Stacy Rice, Mike Rice, Buffy Rice Jacobs and Dan Jacobs, Meagan Rice, Patrick Rice, Mickey Rice, Jessica Rice, Dan Rice, Anita Peterson-Rice, Cindy and Rich Sullivan, Mike Matuszak, Tim and Marilyn Matuszak; 8 great grandchildren; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends including the staff of 4D at the Arnot who cared for Emily. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday November 6, 2005 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Emily's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday November 7, 2005 at 10 AM with the Rev. Patrick L. Holder officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Emily through memorials to 4 D c/o The Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905 or the Elmira Heights Fire Company 13th Street Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or to a charity of one's choice.


HOWE - Elmira Star-Gazette, March 9, 1956: "Mrs. Alice H. Carman, 88, of 826 Walnut St., widow of Stephen A. Carman, died early this morning, March 9, 1956. She was a member of the North Presbyterian Church. Survived by son William F.Carman of Odessa; daughters, Mrs. Mabel C. Rolfe, Mrs. Florence Guise, Mrs. Winifred Murphey, and Mrs. Dorothy Fisher, all of Elmira; 9 granchildren, 26 great-grandchildren,and 3 great-great grandchildren. The body is at the MacPherson Funeral Home, 1003 Walnut St., where friends my call Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Monday at 2 pm, the Rev. William H. Willits officiating. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery."  Note: She was the daughter of Frank Howe and Mary Ellen Niver and my great grandmother. Her brother Asa Howe had died in 1952. A very sweet old lady who always seemed to welcome my visits. Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

HOWE - LUCE Alice Jane (Howe) Kiersnowski
Age 87, of Penn Yan, and formerly a longtime resident of Gardner Rd. in Horseheads, died Sunday, March 23, 2008, in Geneva, NY. Alice was predeceased by her first husband, Erwin E. Luce in 1982; and is survived by her husband, Stephen Kiersnowski. She is also survived by her sons and daughter, Marilyn and Ronald Hilt of Cicero, NY, Richard and Cynthia Luce of Elmira, NY, Stephen and Gladys Luce of Scottsville, NY, and David Luce of Hurst, TX; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Nancy Twist of Elmira, NY, Sharon (Roy) Wilcox of Vestal, NY, and Fred "Sonny" Howe of California. Alice was retired from the Horseheads Central School District where for many years she was a 4th grade teacher at Broad St. Elementary School. Alice was also a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wednesday, March 26, 2008, from 5-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 West Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday, March 27, 2008, at 12:00 Noon, the Rev. Christopher E. Linsler celebrant. Interment will follow beside her late husband, Erwin Luce in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. In addition to flowers, those wishing may also remember Alice with memorials to the Alzheimer's Support Group, c/o the Chemung County Office of the Aging, P.O. Box 544, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/26/2008.

HOWE - Elmira Star-Gazette, Feb.22, 1923: "Mrs. Augusta Priest died at 5:10 Wednesday afternoon at the home of her son Fred O. Priest, 109 Liberty Street, aged 84 years. She is survived by son Fred; a brother Frank Howe; a sister Mary Jane Howe, all of this city. The funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock at the home on Liberty Street. The Rev. Lewis E. Ward of the Emmanuel Episcopal Church will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. It is requested that flowers be omitted." Submitted by Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

HOWE Donald K.
Age 74, of Pine Circle, Horseheads, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on Sat., Feb. 28, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Don was born Feb. 27, 1935 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Lazell and Ida (Teachman) Howe. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, dedicated educator, and friend to many. Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Marilyn (Simmonds) Howe; daughter, Kathy (David) Lewek of Scotia, NY; grandchildren, Emily and Alex Lewek; sister, Joyce (Robert) DeMello of Penn Yan, NY; nephew, Edward (Sara) Netski; nieces, Anne Pluff and Chris (Jeff Rhodin) Netski; and great-nieces, Rachel, Chris Anne, Cara and Erica; great-nephew, Matthew. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffery in 1971; and nephew, Mark Netski. Don was a graduate of EFA, Mansfield Teachers College, he attended Cornell University and Geneseo and received his Masters in Guidance and Administration from Alfred University. He retired as Guidance Chairman from Elmira Free Academy in 1990. Early in his career, he was a science teacher and guidance counselor at Parley Coburn before moving to EFA. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving during the Korean War. Don was a lifelong member, past deacon and trustee of North Presbyterian Church; member of the Horseheads Elks, Elmira Heights American Legion, Past President and Zone Chairman of the Elmira Lions Club and member of the Retired Lions Club in Big Flats. His passions include hunting, fishing, woodworking and the joy of not only his family but also the lifelong devotion of making a difference in the lives of many students. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Tues., March 3, 2009, from 4-7:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home on Wed., March 4, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Those wishing may remember Don with memorials to Children's Miracle Network at AOMC 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905; or the Arctic League, Inc., 114 West Second Street, P.O. Box 113, Elmira, NY 14901. Envelopes will also be available at the funeral home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/2/2009
 
 

HOWE Eloise H. Pooley

Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Thursday, December 30, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on August 3, 1922 in Lawrenceville, PA to the late Jerome B. and Edna M. (Schimpf) Howe. Eloise was predeceased by her husband, Paul W. Pooley; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Edith Howe of CT; brothers-in-law, Kenneth and Frank (Margaret) Pooley, all of Elmira. She is survived by her son, Jerry Pooley of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Eloise retired from NY Telephone Co. and donated to many local charities over the years. She and Paul traveled extensively over many years. Eloise will be greatly missed by her son and "Best" buddy, Jerry. It was Eloise's request that there be no calling hours. A private graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family wishes to extend many thanks to Dr. Greenberg and his staff, the staff on the 3rd floor of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the Elcor staff at Hickory Knoll for the wonderful care given to Eloise over the past several weeks. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Star Gazette – January 2, 2011

The funeral of Harvey C. HOWE was held this afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the family home at Southport Corners. The Rev. J. D. Warren, of the South Presbyterian church officiated and burial was in the family plot at Woodlawn cemetery. Members of the board of Supervisors of which the decedent was a member attended the funeral in a body. (handwritten on article Feb. 25, 1914)

HOWE - Elmira Star-Gazette, March 20, 1928: "Miss Mary Jane Howe, 78, a member of the family at the Home for the Aged, died Monday afternoon at 3:30 o'clock. She is survived by one brother, Francis Howe of this city. Funeral services will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Home for the Aged. The Rev.E. A. Matthews will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery." (Note: Mary was shown in the 1880 census with "spinal illness". She lived with her parents until their deaths, then her brother Gervis in 1892. She is recorded twice in the 1900 census, living with her brother Smith Howe and her sister Augusta, being recorded as an invalid. By 1920, she was living at the Home for the Aged. Apparently the health of her siblings was failing as Smith died in June 1920 and Augusta in 1923.) Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

HOWE - Elmira Advertiser, June 4, 1920: "Smith J. Howe, a former teacher in the Elmira schools and for sometime past, an employee of the Willy-Morrow Plant, died Wednesday at 11 pm at the family home, 901 Southport Street, aged 65 years. He is survived by widow; a daughter, Mrs. Norman Dimmick; four grandchildren, a brother Frank Howe; and two sisters, Mrs. Carlton Priest and Miss Jennie Howe. The funeral will be held at the home Saturday at 2 pm. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery." Submitted by Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)
 
 

HOWZE Dudley Howze Jr.

Age 72, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, December 9, 2011, at the Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. Dudley was born on November 8, 1939 in Biloxi, MS, son of the late Dudley Sr. and Bertha (Cooley) Howze. Dudley is survived by his daughters, Tracy, Tasha, Bianca, Tamara, Tammy and Kim; sons, Dudley III, Adrian, Jeremy, Shawn and Justin; sisters, Clee, Honey, Rose and Zelma; brother, Leonard; many grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, December 15, 2011, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – December 14, 2011
 
 

HOY - HASKINS
Ruth Esther Of Elmira, NY Was born December 16, 1913 in Elmira, the daughter of the late George L. and Margaret (Haendle) Hoy, died peacefully on Sunday, November 5, 2006, at Elcor Health Services at the age of 92. Her beloved husband, Alvie R. Haskins, preceded her in death December 13, 1976. Her five sisters and one brother also predeceased her. Ruth is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Jeanine and Bruce Dickinson of Elmira, NY; loving son, George Haskins of Elmira, NY; much loved grandchildren, Bruce Dickinson and Dawn Haag; adored great-grandchildren, Jeffrey Dickinson, Charles Adams Dickinson, Caitlyn Haag, Amber Dickinson and Alexander Haag; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews. Ruth was a longtime member of the Christ United Methodist Church in Elmira and was also very active with the RSVP. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Wednesday, November 8, 2006, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will be held there following the visitation at 6:00 p.m. Hospice Chaplain, Reverend Ellie Haber will celebrate Ruth's services. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery privately at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

HOYLES John E. Hoyles
Age 73 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 28, 1937 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Sevellin Sr. and Rachel (Avery) Hoyles and died
Thursday, October 7, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. John was retired from Kennedy Valve, a member of American Legion Post 154, a lifetime member of Eagles Club and an Army veteran from the Korean Conflict. John and Joyce enjoyed traveling to many parts of the United States over the years. He was predeceased by his brother, Steve Hoyles; and sister, Florence Pond. John is survived by his wife, Joyce (Boyer) Hoyles of 50 years; children, John Jr. (Paula) Hoyles, Marie (Bret) Wolcott, James (Kelly) Hoyles, all of Elmira; nine grandchildren; and special friends, H. Lee Collins, Joe Baker, Lynda Barron and the Pallone Family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, October 11th, from 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there Tuesday, October 12th, at 11:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 11, 2010




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