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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MaryEllen Age 48, formerly of Linden Place, Elmira. Born in Scranton, PA, died on Friday, September 28, 2001 at Elcor Nursing Facility. Survived by Children :James, Musette & Isiah Johnson, sister; Rosemarie Lattimere; brothers; William (Linda) Kachuroi; John Kachuroi & Betsy Gannon all of Elmira; several Nieces, Nephews & one great Nephew. Pre-deceased by her mother, Mildred. Family will receive relatives & Friends at Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday at 10AM followed by a Funeral Service at 11 AM, Rev. Rick Farrell officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.
KAHN Charles L.
Age 99, of Elmira, NY, on Monday morning October 5 2009. There will be no calling hours. Funeral services will be private. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira. Rabbi Miriam Biatch will officiate. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to Josef Stein Endowment Fund of Congregation B'nai Israel P. O. Box 3481 Elmira, NY 14905. Charles is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Charles H. and Carol B. Kahn of Niskayuna, NY and granddaughter, Jaclyn I. Kahn of New York City; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Marian Bramble of Cato, NY; many nieces and nephews and many caring friends. Charles was predeceased by his loving wife, Edith B. Kahn in 2002. He was a member of Congregation B'nai Israel, American Rose Society, Past President of the Southern Tier Rose Society, Finger Lakes Rose Societies Consulting Rosarian, Emeritus, New York State District of American Rose Society and was the Past President of the Town of Elmira Senior Citizens. Published in Star-Gazette on October 7, 2009
WALTER R. KAKRETZ SR., 50 of 560 Riverside Ave., Sunday, Jan. 27, 1963. He was a Star-Gazette printer, a member of First united Church of Christ. Survived by wife, Mrs. Gertrude Hollenbeck Kakretz; sons, James H., Walter R. Jr. and Robert a., all at home; daughter, Mrs. Marilyn Mosley; one granddaughter; mother, Mrs. Lena Kakretz, all of Elmira; brothers, Albert E. of Elmira Heights, Chester H., Otto F. and Donald A., all of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Alfred Decker of Horseheads RD. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at convenience of family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/28/1963
HENRY E. KAKRITZ age 74 of Pine Valley, N.Y., Thursday, August 26, 1971. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Lynn F. Tuschudy. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Florence W. Kakritz; daughter, Mrs. Frank (Koyce) Riker of Gillett, Penna.; sisters, S. Mary Kakritz, Mrs. Louise Wilcox, Mrs. Madeline Elliott all of Elmira; 4 grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired employee of the Eclipse Machine Co.; a member of the First Church of Christ; a member of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge No. 368 and a member of the Corning Consistory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/1971
KAKRITZ –JOYCE A. RIKER, formerly of Gillett, Pa.
died very unexpectedly at the age of 63 on Saturday, June 19, 2004 at her home
in Lakeland, Fla. where she had resided for the last 20 years with her loving
husband, Frank Riker. Also surviving are their children, Patricia
Swartwood, Beech Creek, Pa.; William Scott (Rita) Riker, Plakeland, Fla.; Lori
(Tim) New of Cressent, Pa.; Debra (Stanley) Sterling, Gillett, Pa.;
eleven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; sisters-in-law Sharon (Jim)
Ameigh, Gillett, Pa.; Kathleen Lunger, Horseheads, N.Y., Darlene Walker,
Barton, N.Y. and her canine companion, Pier. Joyce was born here in
Elmira on March 12, 1941 daughter of the late Henry and Florence White
Kakritz. She married Frank Riker on June 25, 1958. Joyce was a
homemaker who enjoyed caring for her home, her family and collectable
bears. Family and friends will be received at Caywood Funeral Home and
Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, N.Y. on Sunday, June 27, 2004 from 2-4 - p.m.,
and 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with
the Rev. Duane Johnson officiating. Joyce will be interred in her family
plot of Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. on Monday morning. –Elmira Star Gazette
KAMINSKI John J. Kaminski Jr.
91, of Elmira,: was reunited with his wife, Hazel M. on
Sat Sept. 24, 2011, after a short stay at Elcor Nursing Home. Born June 1, 1920
and raised in Wanamie, PA. As a young boy of 14 worked in the coal mines with
his father until he married the Love of his Life, our Mom. He enlisted in the
Army in 1942, and went through basic training and was deployed overseas to
enter WWII, he served 4 yrs with Co. G, 8th Inf. In Normandy, Germany, and
England, he fought for his country. John received the Purple Heart, three
Bronze Stars and a Bronze Arrowhead, among other distinguished metals and
awards. Survived by daughters, Jeannine A. Hatch, Cheryl L. Kaminski.
Granddaughters, Jacqueline (Eric) Taber, Renee Hatch, grandsons, Mark (Wendy)
Hatch and Kyle (Laurie) Hatch. Great grandchildren, Jonathaon, Alexis, Breanna
Hatch, Scottie Hatch, Joshua and Jenna Taber. A full Military grave side
service at Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. He will
be missed and loved forever. Arrangements are entrusted to Vedder and Scott,
Montour Falls, NY. Star Gazette – September 27, 2011
KANE, GREEN & CULLY - The Telegram June 30, 1907 THREE YOUNG BOYS WHO MET A DREADFUL DEATH Were killed on the Erie Tracks Near Eldridge Park, Two Meeting Instant Death and the Other Dying Shortly After in the Hospital. A shocking fatality occurred at Eldridge Park on Monday evening at 8:20 o"clock, when William KANE, William GREEN and John J. CULLY lost their lives on the Erie tracks. The three young men are suppposed to have intended catching a freight train either for Elmira Heights or Corning. At 8:30 they stood on the east bound track waiting for an approaching west bound freight. They evidently did not hear east bound Erie freight No. 86 which, in charge of Engineer Brink and Conductor Norton, was approachiing at a high rate of speed. The train struck the young men and hurled them to one side of the track. KANE and GREEN were instantly killed and CULLY was so terribly injured that he died at the Arnot Ogden hospital at 11 o'clock. All of the young men were terribly mutilated. The police were at once notified of the accident and the patrol wagon rushed to the place. After CULLY was take to the hospital, the bodies of KANE and GREEN were taken to the morgue where CULLY's body was taken after his death. It was some time before the bodies were identified. Many people viewed the remains at the morgue and after the bodies were identified they were taken care of by the famlies. There was an eye witness of the accident, James Barton of Kingsbury Av. Frank Crounse of College Av. also claims to have seen the disaster. Barton states that the three young men were standing directly in front of the east bound freight. After the accident the train continued on its way and on account of the darkenss the train crew were not aware of the fatality. The deceased were in the habit of visiting Eldridge Park almost every evening, usually riding up on a freight train. Green was 17 yrs of age and is survived by his mother, a step-father John Stearns, one brother, Fred Green and one sister, Minnie Green. He resided on Harper St. The funeral was held Friday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the German Evangelical Church, the pastor, the Rev. Mr. Viewing, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn. Kane was 16 years of age and resided at No. 509 Harper St. and is survived by his parents Mr. & Mrs. Matthew Kane, a brother Patrick J. Kane and three sisters, Mrs.D.Townsend, Mrs. E. Mooney and Miss Della Kane, all of this city. The funeral was held from the home on Harper St. Thurs. morning at 9 o'clock and at 10 o'clock in St. Cecelia's Church. Furial was in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Cully was 15 }ears of age and is survived by his widowed mother, Mrs. Margaret Cully and one sister Miss Margaret Cully. The funeral was held from the late home No. 855 Dickinson St Thurs. morning and at 9 o'clock and 10 o'clock at St. Cecelia's Church. Burial was in SS Peter & Paul's Cemetery. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
KAUTZ Heinz H.
died at St. Joseph's Hospital on Thursday, October 18, 2007 with his loving family by his side. Born on July 4, 1921 in Stolp, Germany, Heinz was the son of the late Herman & Minna Zessin Kautz. He was a loving husband and friend to Anni Kautz who he married on December 31, 1943 and she predeceased him in March of 2007. His interests included gardening, reading and stamp collecting and time spent with his family. Surviving is his loving family, Edda-Verena & Joseph Caccia, Naperville, IL; Dagmar Doland & Bob Van AlStyne, Rochester, NY; Brigitte Savino, Elmira; Harold Kautz & Cherie Cartwright, Elmira; Scott & Pam Kautz, Beggs, OK; grandchildren, Janet Danley; Joseph Caccia Jr. & Beth Staley; Veronika & T.J. Muscato; Erika & Greg Muscato; Shawn & Selena Savino; Maressa Savino & Todd Shumaker; Aaron Kautz; Beckie Kramer; Lillie & Aaron Kautz; great grandchildren, Cheryl Fink & Robert Chesney; Victoria, Jamie and Daniel Muscato; Sage Pesesky; Tiarra, Caleb Savino; Anthony, Markus, Tatum and Ryan Kramer; Jack, Dylan, Dustin, Ashley and Bradley Danley; a great great grandchild, Seth McCalvin; a brother, Willi Kautz and family in Berlin Germany. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday October 24, 2007 at 2 p.m. for a memorial service. Graveside services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the families convenience. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. Joseph's Hospital 3rd floor Nursing Unit, 55 E. Market St. Elmira, NY 14901 in Heinz's memory. Thank you to the 3rd floor nursing staff of St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care provided Mr. Kautz during his final days. May God Bless Each of You.
KAYS - FELIX Joyce
Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, September 20, 2008, at the St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Joyce was born on August 31, 1925 in Elmira to the late Henry and Eva Kays. Joyce retired from Westinghouse after 34 years of service. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Joyce was predeceased by her husband, Adolfo Felix after 48 years of marriage; parents; grandparents, Flora and George Kays; sister, Phyllis Jennings; brother-in-law, Bill Liddy. Survivors include, daughters, Roxanne (Donald) Sherman and Margarita (William) Morgan; son, Robert (Jacki) Felix; sister, Jane Liddy; grandchildren, Anita Sands, Michael Morgan, William Morgan II, Brian, Sierra and Taylor Felix, Heather Wilbur and Melissa Milazzo, Julie May, Donald Sherman; 16 great-grandchildren; niece, Sharon Jennings; nephew, Dale Jennings; very close friends, Fred McElligott and Margaret. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, September 23, 2008, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A prayer service will be held there on Wednesday, September 24, at 1:15 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial in St. Patrick's Church with Fr. Walter Wainwright as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/22/2008
KEENAN ESTHER E SENKIW
Esther E. - Age 95, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 19, 1911 in Glasgow, WV, daughter of the late Calvin and Annie Keenan, and died Saturday, July 14, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her daughter, Betty Lou Hatfield in 2005; and is survived by her husband of 58 years, Nicholas; granddaughter, Rhonda and W. D. Dawson; great-granddaughter, Kim and Mark Murphy; great-great-granddaughter, Alex Murphy, all of Midland, TX; stepson, Gary Caparullo of Hornell, NY; sister, Ruth Hooker of Horseheads; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Frank Senkiw of Chula Vista, CA, Clayton and Rose Senkiw of Elmira and Rose Houper of Corning; several nieces and nephews, including Jean and Cal Keenan of Elmira. Mrs. Senkiw was retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, July 16th, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, July 17th, at 11 a.m. Rev. Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
KEENEY Alma R. (Keeney) Whitman
Alma R. Whitman of Rochester, died on February 20, 2013 at age 90. She was predeceased by her husband, Calvin K. Whitman. She is survived by her children, Craig K. Whitman, Pamela A. Whitman, Thomas Joseph (Victoria) Whitman & Mary Beth (Anthony - predeceased) Fera, eight grandchildren, nine great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call SUNDAY, February 24th, 2-6 PM at Miller Funeral Homes, Inc., 3325 Winton Road South, Rochester, NY. Alma's Funeral Service will be held on MONDAY at 10 AM in the Faith United Methodist Church, 174 Pinnacle Road, Henrietta, NY. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, MONDAY at 2:30 p.m. Contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or the Visiting Nurse Foundation - Hospice in her memory. Star Gazette – February 22, 2013
KEENEY - Mrs. Estella Buchanan. Age 73, formerly of 405 Stacia Drive, Elmira, Wednesday, November 7, 1984 after an extended illness. Private Funeral at the convience of the family. Survived by son and daughter-in-law, Jack and Catherine Buchanan of Wellsburg; brother and sister-in-law, Roy and Ester Keeny of Concord, NC; grandson, Marc A. Buchanan of Westminister, CA. She is the widow of Ceylon (Pete) Buchanan who died in 1975.Arrangements y Don Kalec Funeral Home. Elmira Star-Gazette, Saturday November 10, 1984. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
HAROLD J. (KARL) KEHOE age 67 of Broadwood Manor Apartments, Horseheads, Friday, September 15, 1972. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral home Saturday 7-9 p.m., Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Mass of the Resurrection, Monday 9 a.m., followed by Funeral Mass at 9:30 a.m. St. Mary’s Our Mothers Church, Horseheads, burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends wishing may contribute to the Arthritic Fund. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jane Dewey Kehoe; sons, Neal Kehoe of Endicott, New York; John Kehoe of Meadville, Pa.; daughters, Mrs. Richard (Alyene) Jenkins of Horseheads, Mrs. George (Marilyn) Rathbun of Utica, New York; Stepsons, Thomas W. Dewey and Guy H. Dewey, both of Horseheads, step-daughter, Mrs. Wayne Adams of Morrisville, New York; step-brother, Richard Kehoe of Pine City, William of Horseheads, John of Virginia Beach and Thomas of North Highland, California; stepsister, Mrs. Helen Brinkman of Pittsburgh, New York; 17 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren. He was a communicant of St. Mary’s Our Mothers Church. He was a former automobile salesman and more recently associated with Trust Realty Services of Horseheads. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/18/1972
KEISTER, Melvin H. age 79 of 718 VanKirk Rd., Newfield and formerly of Southport, Monday, July 11, 1994 at Tompkins Community Hospital in Ithaca, NY. Friends are invited to call at the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home, Thursday from 6-8 PM. A funeral service will follow at 8:00 PM with Rev. Everett KAUFMAN conducting the service. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Newfield Rescue Squad or the American Cancer Society. Mel is survived by his wife of 48 years, Laura V. KEISTER; Son: Duane M. KEISTER; Daughter and Son-in-law: Deloise L. and David J. WALL; Grandchildren: Kevin and Kimberly WALL all of Newfield; Twin Brother and Sister-in-law: Marvin and Vera KEISTER of Milton, PA; several nieces and nephews. Mel was the proprietor of the Keister Funeral Home in Southport until retiring in 1982. He attended the First Church of the Nazarene in Elmira and was a member of the Jessie L. COOLEY Masonic Lodge #966. From the Elmira Star-Gazette, July 13, 1994, Wedenesday. Submitted by Patricia Warren
HARRY KEITH - The death of Harry Keith occurred Tuesday morning (March 6, 1917) at 4 o'clock at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Hafflett in New York City. Mr. Keith married Miss Vera Hay whose home was in this village about six months ago. Mr. Keith was at the time of his marriage connected with the Curtis Airplane Company at Hamondsport, but had recently accepted a position in Poughkeepsie. Mr. Keith was ill of pneumonia but a very short time, his condition being critical from the first. Mrs. Keith has the sympathy of a wide circle of friends. Also on the same date: Word has been received in the city of the death of Harry Keith, formerly of this city, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Guy P. Haflett in New York City. Mr. Keith was married about six months ago in Elmira to Miss Vera Hay and had moved to Hamondsport. He recently went to visit Mr. and Mrs. Haflett who formerly resided in Elmira Heights, and while there was taken ill with pneumonia. He is survived by a brother and a sister of this city. The remains were brought to Elmira on Wednesday and the funeral was held at the home of his brother, George Keith of No. 421 East Thurston Street. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, and the services were in charge of the members of the Union Lodge No. 95 F & AM who acted for Urbana Lodge of Hammondsport, of which deceased was a member. Elmira Morning Telegram 3/1917, contributed by Carol Brotzman (Harry was the son of Frank and Lulu Sunderlin Keith)
Age 58, of Elmira, NY. He was born May 15, 1951 in Elmira, son of the late Fred and Shirley (Lee) Keith and died Tuesday, May 19, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. He is survived by his daughter, Terry L. Booker of Elmira; sister, Thella Keith; niece, Natalie Louis; great nephew, Khallil Barnes, all of Rochester; along with several aunts, uncles, and cousins. Bobby was a member of All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C. and was a gifted musician. Family and friends are invited to visit All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C., 351 E. Fifth St., Elmira, on Friday, May 22nd, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Elder Cephus McGee will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/21/2009
KELLY -CAROL P. (KELLY) OLTHOF of Elmira was born July 4, 1929 in Mansfield, PA the daughter of the late Stuart and Pearl (Campbell) Kelly, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 90. Her loving husband Duane E. Olthof preceded her in death February 11, 2011. Her sister Rosalynd Baker; brothers William Kelly and Larry Kelly; grandson Scott Olthof also predeceased her. Carol is survived by her beloved sons Randy (Patricia) Olthof of Elmira, NY; Alan (Betsy) Olthof of Elkland, PA; grandchildren Tim Olthof of Elmira, NY; Emily (Darrell) Johns of Big Flats, NY; Katrina (Anthony) Olthof-Montanarella of Elmira, NY; Kristin Olthof of Rochester, NY; great grandchildren Violet Johns, Murphy Johns and Genevieve Montanarella; along with several nieces and nephews. Carol graduated from Southside High School in 1947 and attended luncheons once a month with her former classmates that she graduated with. She also belonged to the "Gold Card Club" held at the Southport Firehouse once a month. She was a member since 1963 of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church Pine City, NY. She previously worked at NYSEG, Hygeia Refrigerator Co., Elmira Star Gazette and later Bradley Farms in Southport, NY. Services will be held privately at the Olthof Funeral Home. She will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery with her beloved Duane at the convenience of her family. The Family would like to thank the nursing staff on the 5th floor at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their loving care. -Elmira Star-Gazette 10-/19/2019
ELMER THOMAS KELLEY, 60, of Elmira, NY, a former Canton resident, died March 15, 1991, unexpectedly. Mr. Kelley was born in Laquin, May 3, 1930, a son of Barney and Myrtie Kelley. He was employed by Kennedy Valve in Elmira for several years. Mr. Kelley was a veteran of the Korean Conflict, a member of Elmira Moose Lodge #517, a life-time member of the Elmira Heights VFW. He is survived by his wife, Gene; sons, Kevin and Brian Kelley, at home; two step-sons, William Wood, Elmira, and James Wood, Florida; brothers, Milan B. Kelley, Gerald C. Kelley, Lowman, NY, and Wayne V. Kelley, Elmira; sisters, Jessie H. Bryington, Canton RD, and Betty L. Austin, Gillett; five step-grandchildren; nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Kelley was predeceased by a brother Paul f. Kelley. Mr. Kelley was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira on March 19, with full military honors. –Canton Independent Sentinel
KELLEY - DAWSON Jane Kelley
Age 89 of Elmira, died Saturday, March 08, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jane was the daughter of Bernard E. and Anne Fuess Kelley. She was predeceased by her husband Merle R. Dawson on January 21, 1985. Also predeceased are cousins Hyle and Mary Webb, Margaret and Fred Sisson. She is survived by nieces and nephews, Susan W. Long of Florida, Margaret Webb of California, Mary and Timothy Thomann of Texas, Dona Colglazier of Georgia, Webb and Linda Sisson of Binghamton, James and Donna Sisson of Maryland, Ann Casey of Kansas, Fred and Teri Sisson of Massachusetts, Celia Davey of Ohio, and Deirdra Loy of Florida. Jane was a graduate of Syracuse University with a degree in music education. She later went on to earn a masters degree in music education from Elmira College. Jane taught in the Elmira City School District for 29 years at a number of different schools. She was a life long member of Trinity Episcopal Church. Jane was a member of the Trinity Church Altar Guild and the Chapel Shop. She was a member of several local organizations including the Wednesday Morning Club, Thursday Morning Musicales, Arnot Ogden Auxiliary, Torch Club, Chemung County Historical Society, and the Retired Teachers Association of Elmira. She was a former volunteer with Meals on Wheels. At Jane's request there are no calling hours. Friends are invited to attend a Memorial Mass at Trinity Episcopal Church on Friday, March 14, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. with Father William Lutz conducting the service. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Jane's memory may be directed to the Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 304 N. Main St., Elmira, NY 14901, or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/9/2008.
KELLEY Nina Slingerland – Mrs. Nina Kelley Slingerland died Wednesday at 1:30 o’clock at the family home, 365 ½ South Main street, Elmira, N.Y., after an extended illness, aged forty-seven years. She is survived by her husband, Jasper C. Slingerland; a son George, at home, and a sister, Mrs. Charles Edwards, of Wellsboro. The funeral was held at the home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. Mr. McKee, of the First Methodist Episcopal church, and Rev. L.E. Ward, of Emmanuel Episcopal church, conducting the service. Mrs. Slingerland was born in Wellsboro, being the daughter of the late George W. Kelley, and she spent most of her life here. She was an excellent woman. Wellsboro Agitator, 19 November 1919.
KELLEY –VIRGINIA K. OLDHAM, age 88, of Main Street, Wellsburg, NY died peacefully on Saturday, July 16, 2005, at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born January 7, 1917 in Millerton, PA, the daughter of the late Frank and Sophronia (Allen) Kelley. Her two sisters and one brother predeceased her. Virginia married Richard E. Oldham, April 14, 1955 in Towanda, PA. They have enjoyed 50 golden years of life and love together. She is survived by her beloved, Richard; nephews, Eldred (Pearl) Peck of Walpole, NH, Paul (Dolly) Scheasley of Lake Wylie, SC; very close friends, George and Laura Mysnyk of Vestal, NY. Virginia was retired from the American LaFrance Fire Truck Company after several years of faithful service. She had a great love for her dogs and especially for her cats. Family and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services on Tuesday, July 19, 2005 at 11:00 in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
KELLY Barbara J. Chapman
Elmira: Age 65, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, March 11,
2011 at home. She was predeceased by her husband, James "Jack"
Chapman Sr. on February 25, 2011 and her parents, Walter and Daisy (Beebe)
Kelly. Barbara is survived by her daughters, Kenda (Michael) Furgeson of
Spencer, Patricia (Lamar) Jones of Elmira, Kelly (Robert) Miller of Oil City,
PA and Desirae Crane of FL; sons, Samuel (Paula) Stover and Jason and J'son
Chapman all of Elmira; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, brothers and
sisters; along with many nieces and nephews. She was a member of the CWV and
the American Legion Post #154 in Elmira and she loved to play bingo. Family and
friends are invited to call on Monday, March 14th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the
James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 1 p.m.
with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place at the
convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial
donations can be made to Southern Tier Hospice. Star Gazette – March 12,
KELLY Robert E.
Age 86 of Elmira, died unexpectedly Wednesday, May 19, 2010 in Winchester, VA. Robert was born June 25, 1923 in Elmira, the son of the late Edgar J. and Helen (Zeck) Kelly. His beloved wife, friend, and business partner of 65 years, Ruth M. Kelly; daughter, Ruth Slaven; and son, Robert predeceased him. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Dorothy (Arthur) Morgan; grandchildren, James (Karen) Slaven, Kelly (Keith) Morgan-Walker, Francine (Stephen) Sibert Henderson, Leslie (Stephen) Eberhard, April Kelly; great-grandchildren, Nicole and JR Slaven, Alan Jessup and Catherine (Brian) Jessup Bohart, Corey Sibert, Haden and Henry Walker, Chloe and Megan Eberhard, Christopher, Brooklyn, Shawn, and Ruthie Kelly; a great-great-grandson; along with several cousins, nieces, and nephews including special niece and nephew, Stephen and Kristina Kistler; daughter-in-law, Sherie Kelly; son-in-law, James Slaven; brother-in-law, K. William Kistler of Elmira. Robert served in the United States Army Air Force. He was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, United Methodist Men, and was a past master of the Elmira Masonic Lodge. For over 28 years, he owned and operated Kelly Business Services with his wife, Ruth. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday, May 21, 2010 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there Saturday, May 22, 2010 at 10:00 AM. The Reverend Bill Vallet will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Kelly military honors. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Cancer Society of the Southern Tier, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for the family in Obituaries at www.olthof.com LODGE NOTICE
Officers and members of the Masonic Lodge F & AM # 95 Elmira, will meet at the funeral home, Friday evening at 8:00 PM to conduct a service for our dear departed brother. Signed, Donald Bradley – Elmira Star Gazette, May 20, 2010
KELLOGG Betty Ann Walker
Age 77 of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday February 16, 2013. Betty Ann was born on November 25, 1935 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Howard and Anna Sykora Kellogg. She married her husband Richard Francis Walker on June 28, 1958 and he pre-deceased her on July 2, 2010. Betty was also pre-deceased by her brother Gordon E. Kellogg, sister-in-law Pamela Walker, and brother-in-law Gerry Walker. Betty worked as a cashier at Hills Department Store in Horseheads, NY. Mrs. Walker was a volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in the gift shop for over 15 years. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads, NY. Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Jean Marie and John Reardon of Aston, PA; grandson: Ike Richard Reardon; sister: Helen Kellogg of Rochester, NY; brother and sister-in-law: Jack and Joan Kellogg of Venice, FL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Don Walker of Horseheads, NY and Gisela (Mrs. Gerry) Walker of Buffalo, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Wednesday February 20, 2013 from 6-8 PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Thursday February 21, 2013 at St. Mary Our Mother Church 816 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at 10:00 AM. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – February 18, 2013
Michael G. Age 59, of 550 E. Church St., Elmira, died January 3, 2006. Mike is survived by a brother-in-law, Lawrence Greenfield, Bangor, ME; nieces, Stephanie (Ryan) Young of Elmira, Suzanne (Charles) Folsom of Bangor, ME; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Predeceased by his parents, Lillian and Harry Kellogg; and sister, Virginia Greenfield. Mr. Kellogg was a former Member of the Boy Scouts of America, active in scouting for 10 years starting out as a Cub Scout reaching the rank of Star Scout and becoming the Junior assistant scoutmaster, a Member of the Order of the Arrow, Life Member of the NRA, an alumnus of Elmira College and a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. Donations may be made in his name to a charity of one's choice. Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, today Wednesday, January 4, 2006, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. His Funeral Service will be held there Thursday, January 5, at 1 p.m., Rev. Dennis Christiansen, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
ADDISON MCDOWELL KENDALL was born January 5, 1914 in Elmira, the son of the late Arthur A. and Fanny (McDowell) Kendall, went home to be with his Lord on Monday, March 6, 2017 peacefully at his home at the age of 103. His first wife, Sue Emily Kendall, second wife, Flora Hall Kendall, and son, Arthur R. Kendall preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving companion of 21 years: Amy Blake; daughters and sons-in-law: Carolyn and Gary Erickson and Susan and Dave Eichenauer; daughter-in-law: Sondra Kendall; grandchildren: Kelly (Don) Lawrence; Lee Saginaro, Arthur (Margaret) Kendall Jr.; Kary (Karen) Erickson; and Mark (Sherri) Erickson; along with 10 great grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Addison retired from NYSEG after many years of dedicated service as a senior power engineer. He was a faithful 60+ year member of the North Presbyterian Church, an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed his favorite activity, square dancing. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 3:00 to 4:00 PM. Funeral services honoring this centurion will follow the visitation at 4 PM. The Reverend David Presisendanz will officiate. Interment will take place Friday in the Woodlawn Cemetery at 11:00 AM. Thank You. The Kendall family wishes to express their sincere appreciation and gratitude to all of the caregivers who unselfishly cared for Addison these past several months. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2017
HORACE S. KENDALL died August 8, 1922 in an Elmira hospital. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Lucinda Jones and Mrs. Harriett Mix, both of Canton. The funeral was held Friday afternoon from his home in Elmira and interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery
WALTER E. KENDALL, 65, of 700 Sullivan St., died Sunday afternoon, Apr. 26, 1942. He had been employed for many years at Shepard Niles Corp., Montour Falls. He is survived by four stepdaughters, Mrs. Frank Doland, Mrs. Mary Marchinock and Mrs. Michael DeSocio of Elmira, and Mrs. Raymond Shuster of Peoria, Ill.; four stepsons, John, William, Robert and Mark E. all of Elmira; a sister, Miss Grace Randall of Newfield, N.Y.; a brother, Ransom of Watkins Glen; 15 grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Funeral Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the home, the Rev. Henry E. Hubbard officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette
KENNEDY –CAROLYN A. WALTON age 82, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, October 3, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on August 6, 1932 in Elmira, NY to the late John and Marie (Bess) Kennedy Sr. She was predeceased by her husband, Edward S. Walton Sr.; daughter, Christine Mathews; daughter and son-in-law, Kathleen and David Cramer; granddaughter, Ashley Cramer; sister, Virginia Polovick; brother, John Kennedy Jr.; and brother and sisters-in-law, James and Mary Kennedy, Robert and Mary Kennedy and Donald and Dorothy Kennedy and sister-in-law, Lorraine Kennedy. Carolyn is survived by sons, David (Maryjane) Walton of Chemung and Edward (Julie) Walton Jr. of Elmira Heights; daughters, Suzy (Steve) Pesesky of Elmira, Patricia (David) Stedman of TN, Deborah (Peter) Palmieri of Breesport, Joyce Callahan of Elmira and Nancy (George) Levack of NC; sisters, Loraine Kennedy of Elmira Heights and Joyce (Earl) Benedict of Elmira Heights; many grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; several brothers and sisters-in-law; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, October 6 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place there on Tuesday, October 7 at 11 a.m. with Pastor Carl Saunders officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/5/2014
KENNEDY Clair J. "Jerry"
Age 86 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Monday March 9, 2009. Clair was born March 2, 1922 in Blossburg, PA the son of the late Elmer J. and Nora Moore Kennedy. He was a Veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Navy and member of American Legion Post # 154 in Elmira Heights, NY and The Cashmere Grotto. Clair married his wife Nancy Ridge Kennedy on January 16, 1946 and she pre-deceased him on July 12, 1999. He was also pre-deceased by his brother Llewellyn Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy was a Press Photographer for The Elmira Star Gazette from 1948 - 1964 and retired from The Corning Leader. He was a member of the National Press Photographers Association Inc. and was awarded a "Top Ten Award" in 1962 for Region 2 for "Excellence in Press Photography." Clair is survived by his daughter and son-in-law: Shawnee K. & Gary Miles of Port Charlotte, Florida; granddaughter: Abigail Miles of Naples, Florida; grandson: Trevor A. Miles serving his country with The US Air Force in South Korea; sisters and brother-in-law: Alberta M. & Edwin E. Smith of Cayuta, NY, Wilda Gee of Lawrenceville, PA, and Linda Schmizzi of Watkins Glen, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Graveside Services (Today) Thursday March 12, 2009 at 2 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. A Memorial Service celebrating Mr. Kennedy's Life will be held on Tuesday Mach 17, 2009 at 2 PM at The First Baptist Church of Elmira 121 West Church Street Elmira, NY with Pastor Dennis Christiansen officiating. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/11/2009 - 3/12/2009
DONALD E. KENNEDY age 48 of 535 Luce St., Sunday, February 13, 1972 in St. Joseph’s hospital. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 1 p.m. Rev. Lynn F. B. Tschudy officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside. Survived by wife, Mrs. Dorothy Kennedy; sons, Donald Jr. and David A. at home; daughters, Mrs. Sharon Justice of Elmira, Ileen at home; two grandchildren; father, Mr. John M. Kennedy, Sr. of Elmira; brothers, John M. Jr. and Robert F. of Elmira, James T. of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Laoreen Titsworth of Horseheads, Mrs. Virginia Polovick of Elmira heights, Mrs. Joyce Benedict of Elmira heights, Mrs. Carolyn Walton of Elmira Heights; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired U.S. Air Force Major, consultant of Kennedy Kitchens. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/14/1972
FREDERICK G. KENNEDY, age 57 of Pine City, Sunday, December 21, 1997. Survived by wife of 32 years, Florence Bailey Kennedy; children, Deborah (Philip) Mazzarese of Chemung, Shari Kennedy of Elmira, John (Denise) Kennedy of Elmira, Joseph (Brenda) Kennedy of Elmira; grandchildren, Timothy Cartwright, Philip Mazzarese, Jr., Michael Mazzarese, Braden Kennedy, Hannah Kennedy, Emilie Kennedy; sisters, Kathy (Robert) Bedsworth of Lindley, Elnora Kennedy of Elmira, Sylvnia Kennedy of Elmira Heights, Jackie Kennedy of NC, Christine (John) Stanton of Horseheads; brothers, Daniel (Lillian) Kennedy of AL, Francis Kennedy of Washington, DC, Gilbert (Donna) Kennedy of Elmira; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by parents, Gilbert and Frances Kennedy. Mr. Kennedy was an employee of Kennedy Valve, former Boy Scout leader, member and past Chief of Golden Glow Fire Company. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Tuesday, noon-2 p.m. with funeral services immediately following (2 p.m.), Rev. Donald Hoff officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette.
JOHN M. KENNEDY SR., age 88 of 807 East Ave., unexpectedly on Monday, April 19, 1982 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A prayer service will be held there on Thursday at 10:15 a.m. followed by a funeral service at 11 a.m. in the First United Church of Christ on Madison Ave. in Elmira. The Rev. R. Kurt Trougott, his pastor will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Loraine and Edward Titsworth of Horseheads, Joyce and Earl Benedict of Elmira, Carolyn and Edward Walton of Sterling, NY, John M. (Jr.) and Lorraine Kennedy of Plantation, FL, Robert and Mary Kennedy of Elmira, James and Mary Kennedy of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Williams of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Mary Stroder of Ithaca; brother, Mathew of Elmira; 33 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/20/1982
LONNIE GENE KENNEDY, 3 year old son of Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Kennedy of 757 Carpenter St., Saturday, June 9, 1951. Survived by parents; brother, Dustin Kennedy at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Kennedy of Elmira, Walter Seelye of Tioga, Pa.; several aunts and uncles. The body is at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., where friends may call and where funeral will be held Tuesday, 4 p.m. The Rev. J. T. M. Wilson. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1951
LORAINE MARIE KENNEDY, age 90, of Elmira, NY passed away peacefully with her family by her side on Monday, July 25, 2016 at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Loraine was born in Elmira on January 22, 1926, daughter of the late John M. Sr. and Marie A. (Bess) Kennedy. She was a resident of Villa Serene for 20 years before going to the Manor at Bethany Village. During her lifetime, she was employed at several companies in the area with her last employment with the Social Security Administration in Elmira where she worked for 15 years before retiring in 1988. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Elmira Business Institute. She was a member of Elmira Heights American Legion, RSVP, AARP, Moose Club in Horseheads and United Transportation Union of Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen. Loraine was an avid bingo, card and casino player, She loved to travel to visit her children and grandchildren. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother (Nana) and great grandmother (GG) as well as a great friend. She was greatly loved and will be deeply missed. She is survived by her daughters, Judith (Russell) Mason of Elmira, Sandra (Frank) Cimochowski of Horseheads, NY, Gail Graffius of Casa Grande, AZ; son, Bruce (Cindy) Barkley of Elk Grove, CA; grandchildren, Molly (Kevin Marbaker) Clune, Michael (Asheley) Clune, Mark (Jennifer) Graffius, Stephanie (Ken) Wyllie, John Barkley and Jessica Barkley; 13 great grandchildren; sister, Joyce (Earle) Benedict. Loraine was predeceased by her sisters, Carolyn Walton and Virginia Polovick, brothers, John, Robert, Donald, and James Kennedy, son-in-law, John Graffius and granddaughter, Shelley Budnick. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service for Loraine on Friday, July 29th at 1pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/2016
KENNEDY - REED
Marie Jane (Nee: Kennedy) Age 85, of Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, December 21, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Marie was predeceased by her husband, Lawrence, who died in 1971. Born in Elmira and a lifelong resident, she was the daughter of James and Minnie Kennedy; and sister of James Kennedy, who all predeceased her. She was the devoted mother to Jack Reed, Horseheads, NY and Dorothy Wheeler, Powell, PA, who survive; as well as a loving grandmother to Bruce (Patti) Wheeler, Powell, PA and Jack Wheeler, Towanda, PA. Marie is also survived by dear great-grandchildren, Cody, Jessica and Amber Wheeler. Friends and family are invited to call on Friday, December 23rd from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, where a funeral service will follow at 8 p.m. with the Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Interment will be private in Woodlawn Cemetery.
UPDYKE, MRS. MARY E. KENNEDY (SRGP 14755)
Mrs. Mary E. Updyke, 72, of 711 College Ave., ended her life by hanging in a clothes closet at her home this morning. Her body was found by her daughter, Miss Maude Updyke, with whom she resided. Miss Updyke told police her mother had been in poor health. A verdict of suicide was given by Coroner S. Tracey Hamilton.
RICHARD W. KENNEDY – The funeral of Richard Kennedy will be held at the home of Jesse Kennedy on upper West Hudson Street Friday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Gazette, Vol. 17, No. 122, Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 1923
Avoca, N.Y. — Roy Kent age 75, formerly of Avoca, NY died Tuesday, November 16, 2010 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Roy was born in Millport, NY on November 23, 1934, to Jessie and Jenny (Crout) Kent. He worked for General Electric in Elmira as a crane operator. Roy enjoyed fishing and telling stories. He is survived by his two daughters, Kathleen Hofstetter of Corning and Genevieve Mills of Knoxville, PA; six grandchildren, Joel Hofstetter, Michelle Croft, Jennifer White, Teela Loucks, Thomas Kent, and Greg Kent; twelve great grandchildren. Calling hours will be held on Friday, November 19th from 12 Noon until 1 PM at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning where funeral services will follow calling hours at 1:00 PM. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Corning Leader - November 18, 2010
MR. JOHN S. (SCOTTY) KERR age 76 of 428 ½ Balsam St., Tuesday, March 13, 1973 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rev. John Geldmacher officiating, burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family requests that memorial contributions be made to the Memorial Fund of the Westminster Presbyterian Church or to the Trust Fund for the Boy Scouts of America. He is survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Gillespie) Kerr; daughters, Mrs. Agnes Margaret Kerr of Burlington, Vermont, Mrs. Richard (Barbara Jean) Bennett of Fort Myers Shores, Florida; sons, Robert E. Kerr of Endicott, N.Y., Charles W. Kerr of Elmira, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Barbara McGregor of Hornell; 10 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was deacon of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. He operated Scotty’s Sheet Metal Shop in Elmira and dedicated over 60 years of his life to the Boy Scouts of America and among his scouting awards were the Silver Beaver award and he was a vigil member of the Order of the Arrow. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/13/1973
KESSLER - Mrs. Miriam Holland, wife of Robert C. Holland, of North Williamson Road, Blossburg, died at the Blossburg State Hospital Thursday, September 23, 1954, at 11 p.m. A native of Ludlow Falls, Ohio, she was the daughter of the late Arden and Sarah McCain Kessler. Before moving to Blossburg 12 years ago, she resided in Elmira, NY and in Mansfield. Mrs. Holland was an active member in the Blossburg Methodist Church, where she was a steward and a member of the board of directors. She was past president of the Women's Society of Christian Service and a member of Circle #2 of WSCS of the Church. An accomplished musician, Mrs. Holland was widely known as a church organist, and accompanist for the men's Century Club, Blossburg Rotarians. She was active in the Blossburg Business and Professional Women's Club, where she served as president for two year. She was an associate matron of the OES Eastern Star Lodge, Mansfield. She was also active in the Blossburg Reading Club of which she was elected president last week. Mrs. Holland was one of the organizers of the Blossburg Girl Scouts and a member of the council and of the board of the girl scouts. In addition to her husband, she is survived by a sister, Mrs. Anna K. Reed of Albany, NY; a brother, P.A. Kessler of Dayton, Ohio; and several nephews and nieces. Services were Monday at the funeral home on North Williamson Road, with the Rev. Lawrence Dunn, her pastor officiating. Interment was in WoodlawnCemetery, Elmira, NY. - Wellsboro Agitator, September 30, 1954
Josephine R. - Josephine R. Tolbert - Age 103 of Elmira, NY. She was
born April 15, 1907 in Elmira, daughter of the late Harry and Louise (Hanford)
Ketchum and died
Monday, July 26, 2010. She was predeceased by her husband, Jesse; and sons Alton and Giles. She is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, Vernon of Horseheads, Dutch and Rose of Horseheads, Frank and Shirley of Remsen, NY, Melvin and Diane of Colorado Springs, CO and Sharon of Pine City; 14 grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and four great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Tolbert received her elementary education in a one-room school house and graduated from E.F.A. in 1925. Prior to her marriage she was a teacher in three different one-room school houses in rural Chemung County. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, July 28th, from 7 to 9 p.m. and again on Thursday, July 29th, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 12 noon. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 27, 2010
KEYES Barbara Keyes Griffiths
Age 95 of Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility, Montour Falls, NY, formerly of Millerton, PA, died peacefully September 25, 2013. She was the daughter of the late John D. and Ruth (Morehouse) Keyes, born July 18th, 1918, in Manhattan. Barbara was predeceased by her husband Albert Griffiths and two children, daughter Nancy and son John. Surviving daughters and sons in law: Danna (John) Brown of Watkins Glen, NY; Melissa (Jeffrey) Jones of Trumansburg, NY; Stephanie Corrigan of Mansfield, PA; Grandchildren: Megan Ross, Kristen Weinberger, Bethany Brown, Chris and Jeff Williams, Erin Corrigan, Caitlin Corrigan, Cristin Coolidge, and 12 great grandchildren; Sister: Deborah (Roy) Busch of NJ; Brother Ted (Marge) Keyes of IL, along with several nieces and nephews. Barbara was a long time Girl Scout Leader and trainer and earned the highest award in Scouting for her outstanding service. She worked for many years at the Millerton Elementary School as an aide and was well known for her art work throughout the school. Also she was a very active member of the Millerton United Methodist Church and the Ladies' Auxiliary of the Millerton Volunteer Fire Department. She also established the Millerton Free Library. Her hobbies included ceramics and bird watching. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Monday, September 30, 2013 from 10:00AM to 11:00AM. Funeral services will follow at 11:00AM, the Reverend Beverly Karr- Lyon officiating. Graveside services will be held privately at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing please make memorials in Barbara K. Griffiths' name to Unit 3 of the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility C/O Schuyler Hospital, 220 Steuben Street, Montour Falls, NY 14865. Star Gazette – September 28, 2013
KEYES - Dorothy A. Roe KNAPP
Formerly of Pauline Ave. Pine City, died Monday November 30, 2009 with her loving family at her side. Born on September 2, 1925 in Sylvania, PA, Dorothy was the daughter of the late George & Allene Bailey Keyes. Surviving are her loving children Georgia & Gary Welch Tuttle, Burdett, NY; Robert & Patricia Roe, Horseheads; Nancy Beaucage, Florida; Larry James & Sharon Roe, Florida; Barbara & John Burns, Elmira; Pam & Scott Morgan, Gillett, PA; eleven grandchildren, Bryon (Beth) Tuttle, Douglas (April) Tuttle, Robert (Hilary) Roe, Martin and Daniel Nussbaum, Christina and James Roe, Corey (Fiancé, Jessica) Burns, Courtney Burns, Jamie (Kim) Morgan and Lindsey Morgan; twelve great grandchildren, Kelly, Allison, Benjamin, Katie, Kristina, Terra, Barry, Madison, Caitlin, Carmen; unborn, baby Alorah Burns and baby Morgan; six great great grandchildren, Dylan, Cameron, Addyson, Desteny, Dillon and Derik; nieces, nephews and cherished family friends. Dorothy loved caring for her pets, Princess, Butch, Tinkerbell, Sugar, Brandy, Molly, Dolly and Simon. In addition to her parents, Dorothy was predeceased by her first husband, George W. Roe and she was the last of five siblings. Dorothy died a day before her second husband, Laverne E. Knapp, his children and their families also survive. A homemaker and devoted mother, Dorothy was active in the Elmira and Horseheads Moose Club where she held many chairs including Senior Regent, a member of the Eastern Star where she earned her Worthy Matrin Degree and was also a past District Grand Deputy, and a Matron in Queen Frederica Court #22. Dorothy was an avid doll collector which she was so very proud of. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday, December 3, 2009 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 pm. Funeral Services will take place at the funeral home on Friday morning at 11 a.m. with pastor Mark Ervay officiating. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest beside her former husband, George W. Roe. Published in Star-Gazette from December 1 to December 2, 2009
KEYSER –SANDY L. (KEYSER) MATHEWS, age 54 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 30, 1960 in Elmira, NY, daughter of Joseph and Beverly (Skelly) Keyser and passed away Sunday, February 1, 2015 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her father Joseph Keyser and is survived by her husband of 36 years Frederick C. Mathews; daughters Kristy (Brian Storms) Keyser of Elmira, Jamie Mathews of Elmira; son Eric (Stacy) Mathews of Horseheads; mother Beverly (Bill Parks) Keyser of Horseheads; sister Connie (Charlie) Scott of Elmira; brother: Richard Keyser of Elmira; grandchildren, Contessa, Marissa, Cassie, Tyler, David, Stephanie & Eric, Jr.; great grandchildren, MaKaylee, Ryilee, Julian & Madilyn. Sandy was employed by F. M. Howell in Elmira for 28 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, February, 5th from 4 to 7 PM. Her funeral will be held there on Friday, February 6th at 11:00 a.m., Rev. Dr. David Sullivan will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/2015
KICHMAN - GRUVER, Margaret King
Age 89, formerly of Elmira, and Pine City, New York, died in Lehigh Acres, Florida, on December 3, 2007 after a long illness. Services were held on Thursday, December 6, at the First Christian Church in Lehigh Acres. Margaret was born in Elmira on March 22, 1918 to Paul and Irene Kichman, and in her adult years, worked as a clerk and assistant manager of retail sales of women's clothing. After retirement and moving to Florida, she was active in the First Christian Church in Lehigh Acres and sang in the choir for many years. She was predeceased by her first husband of 27 years, Raymond N. King in 1970 and her second husband of three years, Charles G. Gruver in 1990; her sister, Mary Alice Coon in 2002; and brother, Paul Kichman in 2003. She is survived by her sister, Helen Kichman (NY); nieces, Carol MacPhail (NJ), Joan Grinolds (SC), and Gail McDaniel (FL); nephews, John (Jack) Kennedy (CA), Ralph Holloway (FL), Paul Holloway (NY), Donald Holloway (NY) and Paul Coon (FL); her loving caregiver, Michele Carrion (FL); and numerous grandnieces and grandnephews. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/7/2007.
KIDDER - DAVIS, LOUISE KIDDER
Age 93, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, November 17, 2008, in Demorest, GA, where she had resided for the past eight years to be nearer to her family. Mrs. Davis was born on April 3, 1915 in Orwell, VT to the late William H. and Anna Beckhorn Kidder. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Vaughn Davis, in 1975. Louise retired from the Family Court of the State of New York, Monroe County. She was a member of the Grace Calvary Episcopal Church. Louise is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John V. and Candace Davis of Sautee, GA; grandchildren, Martha Louise Davis Durrance and her husband Bobby, John V. Davis, Jr. and his wife Christy; great-grandchildren, Katherine (Kate) Louise Durrance, Elizabeth (Lizzie) Claire Durrance, Emory Lee Davis and Robert Martin Davis. Calling hours were held at the Whitfield Funeral Home Demorest, GA from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. on Thursday, November 21. A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 21, at the Grace Calvary Episcopal Church in Clarkesville, GA. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, on Monday, November 24, at 12:00 Noon, the Rev. Father Donald W. Matthews officiating. Those wishing may make memorials to the Louise Kidder Davis Endowed Grant, Piedmont College, P.O. Box 10, Demorest, GA 30535. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/21/2008 - 11/22/2008
PAUL B. KIEFFER age 68 of Elmira, passed away, July 26, 2018 at Robert packer Hospital following declining health. Born on May 21, 1950 in Elmira, Paul was the son of the late, Paul & May Forsyth Kieffer. In service to his country, Paul proudly served in the U.S. Army. He was employed by Toshiba and later, Goodyear Tire for many years as a mechanic. His interests included fishing, flower gardening, and a game or two of bowling at the Dixie with friends. Surviving is his loving companion and friend, Linda Devine, Elmira; along with their son, Kevin D. (Candace) Kieffer, Horseheads; two grandchildren, Nadia Jackson and Flynn Kieffer; brothers, Allan Kieffer, AZ and Johnny Kieffer, Canandaigua; a sister, Ruth Evans, CA; nieces and nephews. A graveside service will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery on Wed. Aug. 1, 2018 at 1 p.m. where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Kieffer. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/30/2018
PAUL S. KIEFFER,
age 85 of Southport, passed away Sat. Apr. 19, 2014 at the Chemung County
Nursing Facility following declining health. Born on June 20, 1928 in
Liberty, PA; Paul was the son of the late, Walter & Florence B. Seymore
Kieffer. In Service to his country, he enlisted in the Naval Reserves. Paul
married the love of his life, Vivian E. Morgan 66 years ago. He was employed
by Millbrook Bread Co. for many years until his retirement. An outdoorsman,
Paul enjoyed camping and hunting, trips to Florida, and many a summer's day
boating on Waneta Lake. Paul was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. United
Methodist Church, American Legion Post # 154, and Masonic Order # 168.
Surviving is his loving family, wife and companion, Vivian E. Morgan
Kieffer; children, Inas (Gary) Prokopec, Southport; Joanne (Leland) Bowen;
Nancy (Joseph) VanZile; Joyce (Stanley) Killian, all of Florida; and Paul's
"5th" daughter, Brenda Elston; sister-in-law, Inez Kieffer, Horseheads; 6
grandchildren, Michael Prokopec, Christy Sabback, Scott Bowen, Brett
VanZile, Kyle VanZile, and James Killian; 7 great grand children, nieces and
nephews. In addition to his parents, Paul was predeceased by an infant son,
Paul Jr.; brothers, Walter (Marcile) Kieffer, Lester (Dorothy) Kieffer, and
Donald Kieffer; sisters, Eloise Smith, and Marion (Burley) Green. Family and
friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway,
Southport/Elmira on Thur. Apr. 24, 2014 between the hours of 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with graveside services following in
Woodlawn Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Kieffer. A
special thank you to the staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility, 2nd
floor, for the loving care they gave Paul. –Towanda Daily Review 4/21/2014
KIENZLE Donald J.
Elmira: Age 94, died Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at Arnot
Ogden Medical Center. Don was born January 8, 1917, in Morristown, NJ, son of
Joseph F. and Ethel (Jewell) Kienzle. He is predeceased by his wife Kathryn
Murphy Kienzle, infant son, Richard D., three-year old son Lawrence D. Kienzle,
and great-granddaughter Elexus Sincock. Don is survived by his children, Mary
M. "Peggy" Sincock of Las Pinas City, Philippines, Thomas J. Kienzle
of Millport, Patricia K. Leonberger, with husband Richard, of Hammondsport, and
Paula A Lawrence, with husband Brad, of Rockville, MD. Also surviving Don are
10 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren. Don was a graduate of Elmira
Business Institute. He retired as Secretary/Treasurer with Linn S. Chapel Co.,
where he had over 45 years of service. Don enjoyed flying, was an instrument
rated private pilot, and an active member of the Civil Air Patrol. He was an
accomplished builder. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of
Walnut and W. Water Sts., on Thursday, January 5, 2012 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00
p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours.
Interment will take place on Friday, at 12:00 noon at Woodlawn
Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 4, 2012
KILGORE - (Noble), Berdena Mae - Services were
held August 5 for Berdena Mae Noble, 85, of Bradford County Manor, formerly of
Gillett, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, the Rev. Charles Root officiating.
Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Mrs. Noble died on August 3, 1978.
She was born December 6, 1892, in Wells Township, the daughter of Enoch A. and
Louise S. Roy Kilgore. She was preceded in death by her husband, Glenn. Her
survivors include her children, Ellsworth Noble of Sennett, NY, LaVerne Noble
of Gillett, Lonnie Noble of Colusa, Cal., Mrs. John (Marilyn) Jones, Jr. of
Pine City, NY, Calvin Noble of Orlando, FL and Mrs. Richard (Rosalie) Kingsley
of Columbia Cross Roads; sister, Mrs. Maurice (Esther) Warner of Fort Mill, SC;
a sister-in-law, Mrs. Lynn (Virla) Kilgore of Troy; 14 grandchildren; 13
great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews and cousins.
KILLEY RICHARD ASHLEY - Age 96, of Riviera Beach,
FL, died on Wednesday morning, January 7, 2004, after a brief illness. He was
born in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Afton and Anna Packard Killey. He was a
graduate of Southside High School, Class of 1926, and resided in Elmira
virtually all of his life before moving to Riviera Beach in 1987. Mr. Killey
worked for The Sunday Telegram, Elmira in the 1930's and 1940's. During World
War II, he was employed by Curtis Wright, where he worked on the P-40. He was
also employed by Remington Rand, and was the final adjuster on the Model 17.
Subsequently, Mr. Killey was Building Inspector/ Tax Assessor for the Town of
Elmira for many years, retiring at the age of 72. He was a former member of
Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira. Mr. Killey was an avid baseball fan. As a
young man, he played professional baseball and was at Cooperstown on opening
day in 1939. He also umpired for thirty years. Mr. Killey was predeceased by
his beloved wife of 56 years, Marion J. Killey, who died in 1987. Mr. Killey is
survived by two devoted children, Robert (wife, Patricia) Killey of Riviera
Beach, and Joyce Ann (husband, Robert Sr.) Kirk of Jupiter, FL; six
grandchildren; and ten great-grandchildren. Private interment will take place
in the family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers,
contributions in memory of Mr. Killey may be made to Hospice of Palm Beach
County, 5300 East Avenue, West Palm Beach, FL 33407. Arrangements by Howard Funeral
Home, North Palm Beach, FL. –Elmira Star Gazette. (Buried Woodlawn
Cemetery, Elmira, NY.)
KIMBALL Martha Kimball Hadley
Mrs. Martha Kimball Hadley, wife of Judson A. Hadley, died Tuesday evening at 8 o'clock at her home, No. 412 Jefferson street, ages sixty-six. She is survived by her husband and five daughters, Mrs. Louis Jacque, Mrs. Mande Case, Mrs. George A. Berry, Mrs. Louis C. Ferguson, Miss Estelle Hadley, all of this city; and two brothers, D. C. Kimball, of Tioga, Pa.; Mark Kimball of Smithfield' two sisters, Mrs. Sarah Gibbs of Sheffield, Ia., and Mrs. H. C. Brown of Elmira. The Telegram, Elmira, New York, June 26, 1910
KINCAID Roy L.
Age 83, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on February 2, 2011
at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Roy was born on November 24, 1927
in Ameagle, West Virginia, son of the late Leonard and Bessie (Toney)
Kincaid. Roy served our country honorably in the US Army during WWII. He
retired from Anchor Glass after 38 years of service. Roy was a longtime member
of the Elmira Heights American Legion, Post# 154 and the VFW Post#6083. He was
an avid fisherman, loved the outdoors and cherished all animals. Roy loved
spending time with his family and grandchildren. He will be deeply missed by
those who knew him. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Ruth; daughters,
Vickey (Thomas) Paggio, Vena (Peter Jr.) Trifoso, both of Tampa, FL and Belinda
Jane (Denise) Polovick of Albion, NY; son, Rick (Debra) Kincaid of Horseheads,
NY; brothers, David (Evelyn) Kincaid and Otto Kincaid, both of Clear Creek, W.
VA; grandchildren, Jeff, Anthony, Mindy, Jennifer, Nicholas and Andrew; 6 great
grandchildren; very close friend, Ben Burger. Roy was predeceased by his
brother, Paul Kincaid. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, February
7, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 1004
Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment
will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors. Star Gazette
– February 5, 2011
KING – CORA K. DANN, age 102, Cora lived on Merrill Place in Elmira for many years. Died on Friday, August 27, 2004, at Elcor Nursing Facility, Horseheads, NY. She was a former member of the Eastern Star and the Thrift Sunshine Circle. Cora was a retired manager of the Chemung County License Bureau. She was married to Marcus S. Dann, who predeceased her in 1980. Surviving are son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Eileen Dann of Horseheads, NY; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. It was Cora’s request that there be no calling hours and a private graveside service be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star Gazette.
JOYCE M. KING was born August 28, 1922 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Charles J. and Elizabeth (Rockwell) King, passed away peacefully surrounded by her angels on Saturday, January 30, 2016 at her home. Her lifelong friend, Elsie E. Stevens preceded her in death November 8, 2015. Joyce graduated from Elmira College in 1940 then went on to New York University for a degree in Aeronautical Engineering and worked at the Chinese Embassy in Washington, DC before starting her career at Corning Glass Works becoming one of the first female executives there. She retired as an Executive from Corning Inc. A special thank you goes out to the Chemung County Health Department, especially Lisa Dipadua Buckley and Stephanie Robbins for all of their help and wonderful care and also to Jackie Morgan for singing Joyce's favorite song, "Somewhere Over The Rainbow". Her services will be held privately. She will be laid to rest with her beloved parents in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY or to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center NICU 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2//1/2016
KING Shawna & Dakota King
Loving mother and son were reunited in Heaven on Saturday January 27, 2001 following injuries they sustained in a house fire in Elmira, NY. Shawna, age 21 was the loving daughter of Tim and Sandi Farris King born on August 8, 1979 in Fort Riley, KS. She was employed at Sam's Club in Big Flats, NY where she made many friends. Shawna always smiled and shared a kind word. She enjoyed cooking and music. The light of her life was her son Dakota, age 2. He was born on September 13, 1998 in Hutchinson, KS son of Salvador Valencia III. At an early age Dakota loved sports and M&M Candies. He inherited his mother's warm smile and cherished their time together. Surviving are Shawna's parents, Dakota's grandparents, Tim King of Wellsburg, NY; Sandi Farris King of Marion, VA; Salvador and Rebecca Valencia Jr. of Hutchinson, KS; Shawna's grandparents, Dakota's great grandparents, John and Barbara King of Pine City, NY; Bill and Ruby Farris of Dover, DE; Shawna's brothers, Jonathan King of Hutchinson, KS; and Chad King of Marion, VA; many aunts, uncles, and cousins including Shawna's Aunt and dear friend, Laurie and Vince Putney of Pine Valley, NY; Dakota's father, Salvador Valencia III and his half-sister, Jaiden Valencia of Hutchinson, KS; along with many dear friends. Their family will receive friends at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Wednesday January 31, 2001 from 1 - 4 and 6 - 9 PM. Funeral services will take place on Thursday (1 PM) in the Horseheads First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY with the Reverend Eldon Fowler and the Reverend Bruce Snyder officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY where Shawna and Dakota will be buried together. Memorial donations may be directed to the Horseheads First Baptist Church, 2293 Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY 14845; Capitol Baptist Church, 401 Kesselring Ave. Dover, DE 19904; or the charity of one's choice in Shawna and Dakotas memory. Dakota loved toys, you are invited to bring a small toy with you to visitation to leave with him during his brief visit on this earth. Chemung County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira
KINNER –ROSEMARY A. (ROSE) PARKER, age 59, of Horseheads, NY, passed away very unexpectedly on Sunday, July 8, 2018 at her home in Horseheads. Rose was predeceased by her son, Timothy Parker on November 14, 2017 and her fathers, Alvin and Samuel Kinner. She is survived by her husband, Ernie; children, Anne Marie Foster (Shawn), Ernie Parker (Missy), Tom Parker (Dawn), Ammie Comfort (Joe), Bridgette Mattison-Snyder (Steve), Junior Parker (Jessica); many grandchildren and great grandchildren; mother, Marion Kinner; siblings, Paula Kinner (Sandi), Lorraine Bohart (Ernie), Fred Kinner (Donna), Alvina Smart (Daniel), Wayne Kinner (Carol), Deborah Smith (Ron), Bruce Kinner (Kimberly), Tracey Russel (Robert), Terry Kinner (Patricia) and Shari West (Kevin). Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 13th from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Walk A Mile In My Shoes, 425 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/2018
KINNER Ruth E.
Age 87, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 11, 1919 in Elmira, daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Wilbur) Kinner, and died Friday, October 5, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her parents and nephews, David Kinner, Jr. and Leigh Kinner. She is survived by her brother, David Kinner of New York, NY; along with several cousins. Ruth was a communicant of Trinity Episcopal Church. She retired from Griswold's downtown store in 1981 and was a former employee at The Book Box. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 11th, from 1 to 2 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/9/2007.
KINNER Ruth E.
Age 87, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 11, 1919 in Elmira, daughter of the late Harry and Ethel (Wilbur) Kinner, and died Friday, October 5, 2007, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 11th, from 1 to 2 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/10/2007.
KINNER –VELMA L. MERRICK was born May 12, 1934 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Delbert and Frances (Redner) Kinner, passed away on Monday, March 6, 2017 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 82. On May 14, 1952 Velma married the love of her life, Douglas A. Merrick. He preceded her in death in 2002 after 49 years of life and love together. Her foster Mother, Helen Corey and siblings, June Adams, Don Kinner and Richard Kinner also predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children: daughter, Linda Kelley of Wellsburg, NY; son, Doug Merrick Jr. of Elmira; daughter, Kimberly Barber also of Elmira; son, Scott Merrick of Elmira; beloved friend, Chrissy Holmes of Elmira; grandchildren: Crystal Alcay; Carrie (Cody) Young, Rebecca Barber and William Barber; great grandchildren: Mya and Javier; Mikel and Destiny; along with many nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her best friends, her canine companions, "Dexter" and "Sassy." Velma was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary as well as the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She loved old western movies, her unicorns, but most all was her love for her children and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, March 10th at 1:00 PM. Pastor Pete Miller will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Douglas. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2017
KINTZ Ronald H. Owner/Operator of Erway Ambulance Age 77, of Pine City, NY, died on Tuesday, February 20, 2007, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is the son of the late Harry and Edith (Miller) Kintz. Ron is survived by his wife of 51 years, Laverne (Bercher) Kintz; sons, Ronald (Judith) Kintz, Robert (Barbara) Kintz, James (Lynne) Kintz; daughters, Bonny (Daniel) Huston, Barbara (Michael) Ginalski, Teresa Kintz; 15 grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, 26 nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by three brothers and one sister. Ronald graduated from Southside High School in 1948 and served in the US Marine Corps Reserves. He then served as an air traffic controller in the US Air Force during the Korean conflict. Ronald retired as Assistant Tower Chief in 1980 after more than 25 years of service. He worked part-time as a paramedic and then purchased Erway Ambulance Service in 1973, serving as president until his death. Ronald was a Little League Coach, Cub Scout Leader, and Volunteer Fireman in Webb Mills. He also served as president of the Elmira School Board and board member from 1969-1979; BOCES school board for 32 years from 1973-2005; one of the founding fathers of Empire Nine EMS program, which was later re-organized as STREMS; 2002 was awarded a lifetime achievement award for over 50 years of service to EMS community. Ron was a devoted husband, loving father, proud grandfather and adoring great-grandfather. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, February 22, 2007, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. and again on Friday from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 24, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. Reverend Lynell AlJoe-Thurman will officiate. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Kintz full Military Honors.
KIPER Shirley A. Towner
Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, October 18, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on September 15, 1922 in Bradford County, PA to the late James and Gertrude (Saxon) Kiper. Shirley was predeceased by her husband, Francis Towner. She is survived by her sons, James (Joan) Towner of Elmira and Donald Towner of Turtle Creek, PA; daughter, Joanne Rich of Pine City; nine grandchildren, several great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, October 21st, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank the staff on the 3rd floor at the CCNF for the care given to Shirley and a special thanks to her granddaughter, Deborah Vanderhoff. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 20, 2010
KIRBY - Mrs. Nora Rogers Henry of 810 John Street died at noon today after an extended illness. She is survived by a son, Charles; three daughters, Mrs. John Hazzard, Mrs. Lucille Lathrop of Elmira; Mrs. Emma Burbank of Erin; 13 grandchildren, 2 nieces, 2 nephews. The remains repose in the Davis Funeral Home. Mrs.Henry was one of the oldest active members of the local corps of the Salvation Army and was highly respected. The funeral will be held in the Salvation Army hall Monday at 2 p.m. Captain and Mrs. Hillis will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette, Saturday October 24, 1931. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
KISSELL Robert D.
Age 79, of Elmira, NY, died
Friday, June 4, 2010, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. Robert was born on December 27, 1930 in Sayre, son of the late Robert and Leatha (Decker) Kissell. Robert served our country in the US Air force during the Korean War. He retired from Anchor Glass after 32 years of service. Robert loved to hunt and fish, but most of all he enjoyed the company of his family. He is survived by his wife of 56 years, Patricia; daughters, Tina (Kevin) Tomaier of Mechanicsville, MD and Lorie (Jim) Hayes of Pembroke, KY; son, Richard Burdick of Goldsboro, NC; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Arlene Kissell. Robert was predeceased by his son, Bernard Kissell; sisters, Eleanor Burke, Rita Crown and Evelyn Fisk; brother, Bernard Kissell. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, June 8, 2010, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday, June 9, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 7, 2010 eu
KIRT WILLIAM KISTLER, born July 31, 1924 in Elmira, NY, the son of Helene (Shulz) and Kirtsel Kistler, passed away peacefully on Friday, November 6, 2015 at Bethany Manor. "Bill" attended Hendy Avenue School, graduating from Elmira Free Academy in 1942. Bill worked at the family business, the C & K Laundry, in Elmira, where he spent his entire working life, except for time serving in the United States Navy during WW II. Bill served aboard the USS Intrepid from its launch in 1943 until he left the Navy at the end of the war. He worked aboard the ship in the laundry, as well as working with a gun during battles. Like many veterans of the war, Bill was greatly affected by his time aboard ship, watching many of his crew mates die during the battles and attacks by the enemy. He had nightmares for years afterward. As time passed and memory faded slightly, he was proud of his service and often said, "I thank God every day I am alive." Bill attended several reunions of the Intrepid crew members, often with his daughter Kris or son Steve. Bill was most recently honored as a "Plank Holder," an original crew member, at the Intrepid's 70th birthday reunion in 2013 aboard the ship, which is now a museum in NYC. After the war, Bill worked as a route salesman for the C & K Laundry. He almost always had a smile on his face, and to some became known as "Smiling Willy." Around 1960, he moved into the office of the family business, partly because his father, who suffered from severe rheumatoid arthritis, had to retire. He worked there until the business was sold out of the Kistler family after three generations. Bill spent a great deal of time at the family's cabins at Big Pond (Lake Ondawa) in Pennsylvania with his family, while growing up as well as with his wife and children. Bill married Nancy Jeane Freeman in 1952 and they had two children, Steve and Kris. Bill and Nancy celebrated 50 years of marriage in 2002. Nancy passed away in early 2008. Bill attended Rotary Club meetings, achieving perfect attendance for over 50 years. He served in several capacities with the Elmira Rotary Club, helping with many of their projects over the years and also became a Paul Harris Fellow. Bill worked with the Arctic League, the Salvation Army and Meals on Wheels, especially after he retired. He also attended events at the Clemens Center and local churches. He loved watching Pioneers baseball games at Dunn Field. He was a lifelong member of Elmira's Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, of which his grandfather Stephen Kistler was a founding member, Bill once sang in the choir, and served in various positions there as well. Bill had two special friends after Nancy died: Eudora Dunbar Bovier, now deceased, and Maryetta Voorhees. He greatly enjoyed the company of both ladies. Bill's parents and his only brother, Steve all predeceased him, Both of Bill's children, Steve and Kris, survive. The family would like to thank the entire Bethany Village staff for the wonderful care of our dad received over the past one and a half years. The kindness and compassion shown to him touched our hearts. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, November 21, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation at 5 PM. Reverend Krista Mendoza will officiate. Interment will take place on Monday, November 23rd in Woodlawn Cemetery, 1826 Davis St. Elmira. Memorials may be made to a cancer charity of your choice to help fight this disease, or to Meals on Wheels 150 Fox Street Elmira, NY, Elmira Rotary P. O. Box # 941 Elmira, NY or the Arctic League 249 West Clinton Street Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/18/2015
ELLIS P. KITTLES, age 22 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 27, 1991 in Elmira , the son of Ponel Kittles and Cynthia Andrews and passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014 very unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his grandfathers Ellis Kittles, Sr., Rex Andrews/Johnnie McGraw and is survived by his children Jahvier Navell, Avion Jones and Jeremiah; parents Ponel (Helen) Kittles of Rochester and Cynthia (David) Rice of Elmira Heights; stepmother Nartasha Fullwood Kittles of Rochester; brothers and sisters Javon Hall, Shaquor Rice, Dajshon Rice, O'Keivia Curry, Lonniece Barner and Canel Payne all of Elmira, Chazmar Riveras and Ponel Kittles, Jr. both of Rochester, Gabrielle Bristow of Corning, Parnnella Kittles of Rochester, Jade Barber of Elmira, Jamar Dubious and Jeadon Alexzander both of Rochester; grandmothers Robbie McGraw of Elmira and Jolene Barksdale of Rochester; aunts and uncles Ponnella (Kenny) Kittles, Monica Kittles, Eric Kittles, Darryl McNair all of Rochester, Elizabeth Andrews of Noma, FL, Valerie and Nancy Andrews both of Elmira, Rex Andrews of Elmira; special aunt and uncle Georgia and Ponel (dec.) Jackson of Syracuse. Family and friends are invited to visit Shabach Tabernacle, 1133 Lake St., Elmira on Friday, June 13th from 10 to 11:30 am. His funeral service will begin at 11:30. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Walter J. Kent Funeral Home Notice 6/11/2014
JOHN E. KITTLE, Age 83 of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully at home on Friday, December 20, 2019. John was born on February 19, 1936 in Elmira, NY to the late Leonard and Florence Lewis Kittle. Mr. Kittle was a Korean War Veteran serving his country in the U.S. Air Force. He retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira, NY. He was pre-deceased by his brother-in-law Elton Shaw Sr., sister Helen (Kittle) Shaw, son-in-law Paul Tangorre, Sr., and beloved nephew Elton Shaw Jr. John is survived by his son Michael Kittle of PA., daughter Laurie Tangorre (Jason Benepe) of FL., grandchildren Stephanie Tangorre (Steven Tyler II) of NY., Paul Tangorre Jr of FL., Christopher Kuehner of FL., great-grandson Owen Baker, nephews Patrick (Gail) Shaw, David (Sue) Shaw, niece Nancy Shaw, several great nieces and nephews and former wives which he remained fond of, Sharon Kittle and Belva Kittle. In addition, John is survived by his devoted friends Bryan Palmer (Laurie Potter) of NY, Walter Madison, Jr. of NY, life-long adored friend Phil Humphrey of WI., and cherished neighbor Beverly Ring. John's favorite past-times were spending time with his family, attending country music concerts in which he developed friendships with Loretta Lynn, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, doing body work on cars, traveling to Las Vegas and Fishing. He was well known for witty banter, ceasing all opportunities to instigate, practical jokes, a straightforward opinion and relentless determination and resolute. Mr. Kittle's family would like to express their deepest gratitude to Dr. Sosniak, for his unconditional and compassionate care, Nykol (Dr. Sosniak's care manager) for her kindheartedness, Mary Lynne Crouch with the Bath VA for being steadfast and thoughtful, Amy Chrabaszcz with the Elmira VA as his trusted confident, the exemplary empathetic care givers with Care First and Rev. Bill Reynolds. John's family would like to ask that in his memory those who knew and loved him perform an occasional random act of kindness for friends and strangers occasionally. He was blessed with being the recipient of these in his final months and turned what were bad days for him into good days. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Monday December 23, 2019 from 11 AM to 1PM. Mr. Kittle's Funeral Service will be held at 1PM. He will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY next to his parents. Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Kittle. -Elmira Star-Gazette 12/22/2019
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