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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KLETT - EHLMAN
Madeline E. Klett Former Assistant at Denton, Moses & Keyser Age 87 of Larchmont Road, Elmira, Sunday, June 11, 2000. It was her request there be no prior calling hours. A graveside funeral service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Friday at 1:00 PM. Rev. Betsey R. Crimmins, her Pastor, will officiate. Directions to the family lot will be given at the main entrance at the end of Walnut St. from 12:45PM until the services commence. Arrangements by Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was an office assistant at the Denton, Moses & Keyser Law Firm for a number of years. She was predeceased by her husband, Waldo J. Ehlman, in 1960. Survivors include her daughter, Diane McCarthy of Scottsdale, AZ; son, Geoff Ehlman of Elmira; brother, Henry Klett of Delmar, NY; granddaughters, Siobhan McCarthy of Phoenix, AZ, Meghan McCarthy of Scottsdale, AZ, Rhonda Ehlman of Vineland, NJ, Jennifer Harris of Minotola, NJ and Kerri Geissel of Millville, NJ; great grandson, Justin Geissel of Millville, NJ.
KLINE Ernest L. Jr.
Age 60, of S. Main St., Elmira, NY, died Thursday, February 21, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Ernest was born on January 20, 1948 in Elmira, son of Ernest and Jennie (Cook) Kline Sr. Ernest worked at Remington Rand in Elmira for many years. Survivors include his mother, Jennie Tyson of Elmira; sisters, Gloria Goldsmith and Regina Kline, both of Elmira; special nephew, Aaron Davis of Elmira; along with many other nieces and nephews. Ernest was predeceased by his father, Ernest Sr. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, February 26, 2008, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Memorial service will follow at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
James R. KLINE
MANSFIELD —- James R. Kline, 56, of 2466 Adele Lane, Caldwell, Idaho, and formerly of Mainesburg, died Wednesday, April 21, 1992, at home. His wife, the former Clara iburn, (illegible) died in March 1990. He was employed for 18 years as a truck driver and mechanic the JR. Simplot Co. Born Oct 5, 1935, in Walton, N.Y., he was a son of Arthur H. and Dorothy Butler Kline. Surviving, besides his mother, Mansfield, are a stepson, James Mattingly two step--daughters, Bernice and Leona; and three brothers, Arthur E. Kline, of Mainesburg, Ralph L. Kline, of St. Helen, Ore., and Mi-chael S. Kline, of Anchorage, Alaska. The funeral will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Scureman’s, 130 South Main Street, with the Rev. Douglas B. Wiley, pastor of the Church of the New Cove-nant, officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmi-ra, N.Y. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
KLINE - PAGANELLI
Margaret E. Kline Of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, December 19, 2001 after a brief illness at St. Joseph's Hospital. Born January 10, 1922, she is survived by her son; James R. (Debra) Paganelli of Sayre, PA, sisters: Harriet Lashiw of Horseheads, NY and Myrtle Demember of Woodlea, Manassas, VA. It was Margaret's request that there be no calling hours and a private funeral service be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
KLINE Nichole L.
Age 32, of Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday, May
13, 2012, at Elcor Health Services. She is survived by her son, Aaron Davis
of Elmira; daughters, Hannah and Zoey Rossi, both of FL; mother, Regina
Kline of Wellsburg; twin sister, Sandra Kline of Wellsburg; grandmother,
Jennie Tyson of Elmira; aunt, Gloria Goldsmith of Elmira; and nephew, Glen
Andrus. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, May 17th, from
12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service will
take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Multiple Sclerosis
Foundation. Star Gazette – May 15, 2012
KNAPP David O.
Retired Corrections Officer - Was born June 23, 1938 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Orley and Rhea (Edgecomb) Knapp, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, June 3, 2007, at home at the age of 68. He is survived by his loving wife, Beverly, with whom he recently celebrated 46 wonderful years of life and love with; beloved children, Cindy Knapp (Neal Jayne) of Elmira, NY, Scott Knapp (Tracie Osier) of Watertown, NY, Dan Knapp (Jen Burns) of Elmira, NY, Mike Knapp, also of Elmira, NY; much loved grandchildren, Jeremy Knapp, Kallie Osier, Aaron and Maddie Knapp, Payton Knapp; brother, Richard (Louise) Knapp of Horseheads, NY; sister, Lois Danks of Victor, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. David was a Veteran of the US Navy proudly serving his country. For many years the Borden Foods Company employed him. He retired from the Department of Corrections after 18 years as a CO at the Southport Correctional Facility. He was a past Master and member of the F&AM Old Oak Lodge #0364, Horseheads, NY, Elmira Elks Club BPOE #62 and the American Legion Bentley Post #443, Elmira. David enjoyed life to the fullest and will be dearly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, June 7, 2007, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will be held there on Friday at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Knapp Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 121 West Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in his memory.
KNAPP - HATCH, Dorothy (Knapp)
Age 94, of Horseheads, NY. She was born June 11, 1914 in Antrim, PA, daughter of the late Fred and Barbara (Walker) Knapp and died Sunday, January 11, 2009, at Bethany Manor. She was predeceased by her daughters, Barbara Hatch Hopkins and Janet Hatch Winters; brothers, Fred, Alex and James Knapp; sister, Helen Makovitch. She is survived by her daughter, W. Deanna Hatch LaCasce of Ellsworth, ME; five grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Siglin of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Private services were held with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/18/2009
KNAPP - Mrs. Eva M. Roberts died last evening at 7 o’clock at 419 Herrick street, aged twenty-nine years. She is survived by her husband, H. Roy Roberts, a daughter, Gladys A., and her parents, Mr. and Mrs. O. P. Knapp, two brothers, Earl H. and L. C. Knapp, also a sister, Mrs. Otto H. Volker. The decedent had been in ill health about a year and was removed to Florida but without relief. About two weeks ago she returned to Elmira with her parents to the family home. Mrs. Roberts was a young woman of bright christian character and a member of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal church. She was also a member of the choir of the church. The funeral will be held at the family home Sunday at 3 p.m., the Rev. H. B. Reddick officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 9, 1912)
FORDYCE R. KNAPP
Fordyce R. Knapp of 119 College Avenue, for many years one of the leading business men of Elmira died Sunday at 5:45 p.m., following an illness of several weeks. Mr. Knapp was a director of the Merchants National Bank and Trust co., a member of The Park Church and the Thirtieth Separate Company Old Guard Association. He served several terms as an alderman, representing the First Ward. To him fell the direction and development of the Austin Estate after the death of A. B. Austin, his father-in-law, several years ago. This estate includes several of the most valuable business blocks in Elmira and it became necessary for Mr. Knapp to devote practically his entire time to the management of the properties. He was a man of exceptional energy and keen business ability and he found congenial work in the important position he assumed. Mr. Knapp is survived by his widow; a sister, Mrs. Myron Losie of Elmira; and two brothers, Lasker E. of Lawrenceville, Pa., and Pulaski K. of Elkland, Pa. The remains will be removed from the Smith and Fudge funeral home, to the family home, late this afternoon. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. A. G. Cornwell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Oct. 23, 1927)
KNAPP Helen D.
Age 97 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 10,
1914 in Pine City, NY, daughter of the late William S. and Jennie (Grinnell)
Knapp and died Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at Bethany Manor. She was predeceased
by her niece Irene Knapp Vantzelfde; sisters Katherine Nonenmacher and
Florence Olyphant; brothers M. Edgar Knapp and Glenn Knapp. She is survived
by her nieces, Janice Johnson of Harper Woods, MI, Phyllis Stedem of Atlantis,
FL, Barbara Knapp Heenan of Rexford, NY, Judith Hughes of Grand Junction,
CO; nephews Robert Nonenmacher of Oneonta, NY, Donald Guy Olyphant of Aberdeen,
MD, William Knapp of Elmira; 25 great nieces and nephews; over 50 great,
great nieces and nephews; cousin Mary Lou Parker of Lawrenceville, PA and
also dear friends Ann Thurber and Sharon Hastings who visited her regularly.
She was a former member of Christ United Methodist Church, Chemung County,
Southport and Elmira Heights Historical Societies. She was a long time
member of Chemung Valley Audubon Society and Tanglewood Nature Center.
She was everyone's favorite aunt. She never married and was always there
for all of her family. She was a long time hairdresser on W. Gray St. in
Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral
Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, May 7th from 1
to 4 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 4 pm. Rev. Felicity
Wright will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at
the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Helen through
donations to Tanglewood Nature Center, 443 Coleman Avenue, Elmira, NY 14903.
Special thanks to Bethany Manor Skilled Nursing 2 staff. Star Gazette
– May 4, 2012
Of Elmira, NY
Was ushered home to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Friday, January 4, 2008, with his family and Pastor at his side. He was born August 18, 1929 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Jack N. and Helen (Parraras) Knapp. His brother, Nick Knapp; sisters, Mary Novak and Ann Mirras also predeceased him. He married the love of his life, Myrle E. Place, July 31, 1948 in Nashville, TN. They have enjoyed 59 wonderful years of life and love together. His survivors include his loving wife, devoted friend and amazing caretaker, Myrle; much-loved children, Jacquelyn C. Knapp, Jayne C. Laprade, John P. (Lesley A.) Knapp and Judith A. (J. Paul) Bedzyk, all of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Daniel J. Knapp, Jack L. Knapp, Amanda Lynn (the banjo girl) Knapp, Allison Marie (the bumble bee) Knapp, Ashley Elizabeth (the sunshine girl) Knapp, Matthew J. (has the bat) Bedzyk, and Mitchell A. (with the pitch) Bedzyk. He is also survived by a host of other relatives, church family and many friends. He retired from the wallpaper and paint business after many years of dedicated service. Formerly a renowned jazz saxophonist and musician in Elmira and the surrounding communities. John gave his life to the Lord on May 29, 1959 at the Pentecostal Tabernacle, at which time he transitioned from jazz to Jesus! He then became very involved in the music ministry of the church, the Elmira Christian Center, directing the choir and the orchestra for many faithful years. Two thrills of his life were driving the Sunday School Bus #9 and teaching in the teen department. He lived as he taught. His life demonstrated his favorite chapter in the Bible, I Corinthians 13, the Love Chapter. Family and friends are invited to call at the Elmira Christian Center, 235 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY 14904, on Monday, January 7, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A celebration of John's life will be orchestrated on Tuesday, January 8, 2008, at 12:00 (noon). His Pastor, the Reverend Brian Harris, will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of John Knapp may be directed to the Elmira Christian Center Bus Ministry. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/6/2008.
KNAPP - SIGLIN, Louise J. "Ma"
A resident of the Horseheads community died, Tuesday, afternoon, March 31, 2009 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 86. Born on June 9, 1922 in Arnot, PA, Louise was the daughter of the late Fred & Barbara Walker Knapp. She married Dexter Siglin in 1946 and he predeceased her in 1992, together they provided a loving home and went without to provide for their family. A homemaker, Louise enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, the outdoors, fishing and camping. She loved children and loved being a grandmother. Surviving is her loving daughter, June (Larry) Gleason, Horseheads; ten grandchildren, Samuel, John (Tara), Tracy (Leanne), Bill (Erica), Bridget (Dan), Bryan (Lori), Larry II, Brett, Dexter III and Sara; fourteen great grandchildren, Brandi, Elizabeth, Josh, Mikayla, Alexandra, Cameron, Jamison, Jordan, Ashley, Justin, Rousha, Jay, Jordan and Madison; several nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband, Louise was predeceased by her sisters, Helen and Dorothy; her brothers, Frederick, James and Alexander. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday, April 4, 2009 between the hours of 11 am – 1 pm. She will be interred with her husband, Dexter Siglin in Woodlawn Cemetery at her families convenience. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/3/2009
MISS HULDAH KNEALE – About three weeks ago, Miss Huldah Kneale, aged nearly seventeen years, was a pupil in Grammar School No. 4 in Elmira. At that time she was taken ill with a form of fever and on Saturday evening she was taken suddenly worse and delirious. Yesterday (Mar. 30, 1879) she died. She is spoken of as very estimable girl, one who made herself beloved and whose friends will sadly miss the face now gone. The funeral will occur on Wednesday from the residence of her father, Arthur Kneale to Woodlawn Cemetery in this city. –Elmira Advertiser 3/31/1879
KNIGHT –MRS. ANNA S. PALMER, 75 of Binghamton, formerly a resident of Elmira and Elmira Heights died Tuesday, Nov. 9, 1937 in the Wilson Memorial Hospital, Binghamton. She is survived by her husband, Charles Palmer; two sons, Albert and Home; a grandson, Thomas, all of Binghamton; a sister, Mrs. Amanda Lucy of Galeton, Pa.; a brother, George Knight of Canton Center. The body is in the Ballard & Lendgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights where the funeral will be held Friday 2:30 p.m. Rev. E. D. VanDyke. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/1937
KNIGHT CHRISTINA M. BREESE
Christina M.- Age 32, of Gillett, PA, died Friday, July 13, 2007, at her home. Christina was born on March 23, 1975 in Elmira, daughter of Willie and Debra (Granger) Knight. Christina's love for her children was priceless. She made sure they were well looked after, along with having a smile on their face at all times. Christina enjoyed gardening, camping, fishing with her mother and swimming in the rain. She will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Survivor's include her husband, Dahn Breese of Gillett; daughters, Britney and Searah Granger, both of Gillett; sons, Dahn and Dalton Breese, both of Gillett; sister, Alysia Knight of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Neva and Richard Granger of Elmira, NY; paternal grandmother, Anna Knight of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles and cousins. Christina was predeceased by her father, Willie Knight. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, July 19, 2007, from 11 a.m. to 1 a.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A remembrance service will be held at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
LOUISE DEGRAW. After 101 years went to Our Heavenly Father on Sunday,
November 14, 2004 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Violet was born
on May 22, 1903 in Germania, PA. She was predeceased by her husband,
Charles C. DeGraw; son, Clifford W. DeGraw; and daughter, Illine Allen
LaBauve. She is survived by her son, Edward DeGraw (Lyle); daughter,
Carolyn DeGraw Briggs (Albert); sister, Dorothy Knight Brooks; several
nieces, nephews, and grandchildren, up to a great-great-great-grandchild.
There is one very special granddaughter, Ann Marie Briggs, who has been
by her side for the last 16 years to help take care of her. Violet
spent most of her life as a homemaker, wife, and mother. She was
very loved and will be missed terribly by all who were lucky enough to
have known her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof
Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, November
17, 2004, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held
there on Thursday, November 18, 2004, at a time to be announced.
(Elmira Star-Gazette) (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery)
KNIGHTS Tommie C.
Age 63 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 24, 1947
in Homerville, GA, the son of Tommie Lee and Annie Mae (Richardson) Knights
and died Friday, January 28, 2011. He was predeceased by his father Tommie
Lee Knights; sisters Dorothy and Virginia; brothers Eugene and Willie C.;
nephew Anthony and is survived by his mother Annie Mae Knights; fianc?
Patricia Schuyler, both of Elmira; daughter Chyann Knights of Jacksonville,
FL; brothers and sisters Arthur Knights, Stella (James) Harvard, Willie
James Knights, Eunice (Joseph) Washington and Vivian (Vincent) Knights-Nelson;
step children Simone, Christy, Victoria and Jonie Anne Ashford all of Elmira;
9 grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are
invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St.,
Elmira on Friday, February 4th from 11 am to 12 noon, His funeral service
will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Johnny Vaughn will officiate. Committal prayers
and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral
Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – February 2, 2011
KNOWLES - ORVEK
Ellice G. nee: Knowles Age 79, died at home in Waverly, December 3, 2005, formerly of Elmira, survived by daughter, Sandra Beeman, Athens PA; son, Willard Rychel, Elmira; 13 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brother, Edward Knowles; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Predeceased by her loving husband, William in 1979; mother, Gladys Knowles; son, Richard Rychel; sister, Joyce Kruge. She was a former member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church Elmira, retired from Westinghouse where she was the first woman to drive a forklift in Elmira, local artist, an accomplished singer in Elmira and the Valley. At the request of Ellice, there will be no calling hours or funeral service, she will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery next to her beloved husband at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.
KNOWLTON - ALCOCK, Doris M.
Age 80, a longtime resident of Elmira and Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on December 03, 2008, surrounded by friends and family in New Jersey. She was predeceased by her husband of 45 years, John; and her parents, Edward and Lyda (Fletcher) Knowlton. Doris was born on January 26, 1928 in Covington, PA. She attended Mansfield State College and retired from Southern Tier BOCES as a Special Education Teacher's Aide. On January 10, 1948 she married John and raised four children, John Christopher Alcock, Diana Lee Basmajian, Cheryl Ann Flaherty, and Jo Ellen Folts. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Doris opened her heart and home to many children needing love and care, without hesitation. Doris was very active in the youth and adult activities at St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights for many years. Doris expressed a special love and acceptance of everyone she came in contact with, especially her students, they were all very important to her. She deeply loved cooking, baking, and gardening. She will be missed by many. Doris is survived by her son, Chris Alcock and his wife, Christine; daughters, Diana Basmajian and her husband, Armand, Cheryl Flaherty, Jo Ellen Folts and her husband, Thomas; grandchildren, Chris and Joseph Alcock, Ian Basmajian and Meghan Tuchmatulin, Scott Flaherty, Michele, Katherine, and Matthew Folts; and four great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, December 11, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Friday, December 12, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 1004 Lake St., Elmira, NY. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Sherry Good officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to charities of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/10/2008
KNOX, Adelaide Elmira Star-Gazette July 3, 1958 page 7 Mrs. Adelaide Bates, 85 of 571 Post St. Wednesday July 2, 1958. We was the widow of George L. Bates. Survived by sister, Mrs. John Landsittle of Buffalo; niece, Mrs. Helen Thornton of Elmira,. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Friday 4 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. J. T. M. Wilson. Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Janet Loftus - Janetl1111@aol.com
KNOX, Elizabeth Elmira Star-Gazette - Wednesday 11/5/47 pg 11 Mrs. Elizabeth Knox Kyle Schleif, 70 of 571 Post St. , Tuesday, November 4, 1947. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Helen Thornton at home; sister, Mrs. Adelaide Bates of Elmira, Mrs. Helen Landslittle of Buffalo, granddaughter, Mrs. Ira Hirsch of Cambridge, Mass, grandson, Lt. Elision Thornton with the Army Air Corps on Okinawa. the body is at Hagerman Funeral Home an will be taken to the family home this afternoon. Funeral Friday afternoon 2pm. Rev. Paul P. Frahne. Woodlawn. Submitted by Janet Loftus - Janetl1111@aol.com
KOEHLER - BRETT
Harriet Age 90, of E. 14th St., Elmira Heights, NY, died Monday, December 11, 2006, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Harriet was born May 26, 1916 in Elmira, NY, daughter of George and Meta Koehler. Longtime member of the Elmira Country Club, North Presbyterian Church, and together with her husband owned and operated Elmira Heights Drug. In her spare time she was a Master Bridge Player, and was a talented painter of china. Surviving Harriet are her son, James Smith of Fremont, CA; a brother, Ernest (Evelyn) Koehler of Endicott; sisters, Eugenia Horan, Eleanor Koehler, Dorothy Koehler, all of Elmira; nieces and a nephew, Susan Enders of Cazenovia, NY, Martha King of Elmira, Harriet Horan of Elmira, and Mark Horan of PA. Harriet was predeceased by her parents, and her husband, Robert R. Brett. Friends are invited to call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home on Thursday, December 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. The funeral service will be at the funeral home on Friday, December 15, at 11 a.m., with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide flowers. Memorials in the name of Harriet Brett may be directed to Elmira Heights Police Benevolent Assoc. Inc., 215 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903, or the American Lung Assoc., 776 Ellicott St., Buffalo, NY 14203.
KOEHLER Dorothy E.
Age 85 of Elmira NY, died Saturday, January 5, 2008 at home. Dorothy was a daughter of the late George and Meta Leiber Koehler. She was predeceased by sisters, Harriet K. Brett and Eugenia K. Horan; and nephew John G. Koehler. Dorothy is survived by her sister Eleanora Koehler with whom she resided; brother and sister-in-law, Ernest G. and Evelyn Koehler of Endwell NY. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Dorothy was a 1940 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. She was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in Florida and Hawaii during World War II. She worked for the Railroad Retirement Board in the Elmira office and retired as the Regional Manager. Dorothy was a life long and active member of North Presbyterian Church. She was a longtime volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Meals on Wheels. Dorothy enjoyed the many trips she took with friends. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home on Wednesday, January 9, 2008 from 11:00 to 12:00 noon. A funeral service will follow the visitation with Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Dorothy's memory may be directed to Meals on Wheels of Chemung County, 150 Fox St., Elmira NY 14901 or North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave, Elmira NY, 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2008.
ELEANORA ‘ELLA’ KOEHLER age 97, formerly of 655 Roe Ave. Elmira, passed away peacefully at Bethany Manor on Saturday, March 7, 2015. Ella was born in Elmira on December 25, 1917, a daughter of George and Meta (Leiber) Koehler. She is predeceased by sisters, Harriet K. Brett, Eugenia K. Horan and Dorothy E. Koehler; sister-in-law Evelyn Koehler; brothers-in-law, James Smith, Robert Brett and Dr. H. Walter Horan; nephew John G. Koehler. Ella is survived by brother, Ernest G. Koehler of Endwell NY; nephews and nieces, James Smith of Elmira Heights, Harriet Horan of Elmira, Mark Horan of Madison WI, Susan Enders of Cazenovia NY, Martha King of Elmira, Edwin (Diane) Koehler of Nashville TN; nine great nieces and great nephews; two great-great nephews; and several cousins. Ella was a U S Navy veteran stationed in Hawaii during WW II. After the war she lived and worked in Los Angeles for a year before moving back to Elmira. She worked at Elmira Burial Case for many years until its closing. She later worked part time at Deister and Butler Jewelers for several years. Ella was a long time member of North Presbyterian Church. She had volunteered at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Meals on Wheels. Family was extremely important to Ella and she adored her nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, April 10, 2015 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. A funeral service will follow at 12:00 noon. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Ella's memory may be directed to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary or the Children's Miracle Network, both at 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY. Ella's family would like to express their appreciation to the staff of Bethany Manor for all their compassionate care. A special thank you to Linda K. and Melissa O. from Care First, for their support. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/15/2015
KOEHLER –JUNE E. (NEE KOEHLER) LOOP, age 89, of Elmira, N.Y., went to be with the Lord on Monday, March 9, 2015 at the 5th floor of St. Joseph's Hospital. Her loving husband of 63 years, Donald R. Loop, brother, Lt. David Koehler, and nephew David Koehler Jr., preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved children, Donna (Walter) Wagner, Karen (Danny) Davis, Pat Birdsall and Donald (Cindy) Loop; grandchildren, Amy Wagner, Michael (Stacy) Wagner, Chris Birdsall and Roni Birdsall; great-grandchildren, Abigail, Lucas and Nathan Wagner; nephew, Andrew (Margaret Scott) Dutcher; niece, Carol (David) Foster. For many years, June was a radiology technician in Rochester, N.Y., prior to moving to Elmira. She was a faithful member of the Women's Guild, Sunday school teacher, and choir member of the First United Church of Christ. A wonderful housewife and homemaker, June was also very involved in the Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, and coached for many years for the Southport Rec. girls softball team.
Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira. The Rev. Richard Hubbard will officiate.
Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Donald.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the First United Church of Christ or to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira. –Sayre Morning Times 3/18/2015
KOHLBERGER CHARLOTTA L MCCONAGHIE
Charlotta L. Age 89 formerly of 424 Rustic Avenue Elmira, NY died on Monday May 1, 2006. Mrs. McConaghie was born August 23, 1916 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Frederick and Louise West Kohberger. Charlotta married her husband, Frederick J. McConaghie, who pre-deceased her on April 28, 1987. She was also pre-deceased by her brothers Frederick Kohberger and Carl Kohberger. Mrs. McConaghie was a long-time member of The First Methodist Church of Elmira, NY and Christ United Methodist Church in Elmira. Charlotta was a graduate of Cortland State Teachers' College and taught school until she began her family and she devoted her life to raising her children. Mrs. McConaghie is survived by her daughters: Mary Paxton of Elizabeth City, N.C., Susan Morrow of Horseheads, NY and Nancy Curry of Buffalo, NY; grandchildren: Jessica Castilow, Richard Morrow, Beth Perry, Adam Curry, and Andrew Curry; great grandchildren: Carl Castilow, Mckya Perry, Julius Perry and one great grandchild due in July; several nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends including her care-givers and the entire staff of Elcor Health Services. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday May 4, 2006 from 6-8 PM. Mrs. McConaghie's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday May 5, 2006 at 11 AM. The Rev. Joseph Zaino will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mrs. McConaghie through memorials for brain injury recovery research.
Age 85, resident of Caldwell Avenue, Elmira, NY, and most recently Woodbrook, died on Tuesday, October 2, 2007. Walter was born on March 29, 1922 in Elmira NY, the son of the late Andrew and Anna Komarnisky. Walter married Dorothy L. Clark and prior to her death celebrated 46 wonderful years of life and love together. He is survived by brothers, John Komer of Horseheads, and Michael Komer of Elmira; daughters, Kathleen A. Komer of Rocky Hill, CT, Dr. Claudia A. Lee of Park Ridge, NJ, and Elizabeth K. Krohn of Ithaca, NY; and niece, Mary Ann Komer of Elmira. Walter was a decorated Veteran of the US Army, proudly serving his country during WWII. His hobbies included gardening, woodworking and enjoying the out-of-doors. Walter was an active member of St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church and will be remembered for his community service and volunteer efforts. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, 11 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, corner of Franklin and Fulton Sts. in Elmira. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those who wish to remember Walter may do so by making memorial donations to St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, Renovation Fund, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, New York 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette
KORDYL Mary (Kordyl) Staviski
Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died
on Thursday, September 16, 2010 at home. She was born on October 10, 1938 in Blossburg, PA to the late Lewis and Adeline (Florek) Kordyl. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Stephen Staviski in 2007 and sister, Patricia Krazinski. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and John Eichenlaub of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Julia Eichenlaub and Brett Eichenlaub, both of Elmira Heights; sister, Dorothy (Kurt) Field of Syracuse; brothers, John (Evelyn) Kordyl of Muncie, IN, and Lewis Kordyl of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, September 19th from 4 to 7 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, September 20th at 10 AM in St. Charles Borromeo Church with Father Scott Kubinski as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 18, 2010
KOROTUN - KOZIELSKI
Helena (Baba) Loving Mother and Grandmother Age 93 of 4053 Rockwell Ave. Horseheads, NY died on Sunday June 18, 2000 . Mrs. Kozielski was born in Kiev, Ukraine on August 6, 1906 the daughter of the late Gordey and Christina Korotun. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Andrej Kozielski, on February 24, 1997 and by her grandson, Victor Sanscharowski. Mrs. Kozielski is survived by her children: Walentyna & Nikolaj Sanscharowski of Horseheads, NY, Borys Kozielski of Horseheads, NY, Victor Kozielski of Davis, California, Tamara Kozielski of Horseheads, NY, and Anatoli Kozielski of Sacramento, California; grandchildren: Elena Sanscharowski Russell & Gary Russell of Pine City, NY, Rada E. Vener of California, Tonia Kozielski Buell and David Buell of Connecticut, Victia D. and Jenny Kozielski of California, and Lara T. Kozielski of California; four great grandchildren, Jessica Russell, Rebecca Russell, Christopher "Cooter" Russell, and Taylor Buell; several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Monday, June 19, 2000 from 7-9 PM. Mrs. Kozielski's Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, June 20, 2000 at 10 AM at the Funeral Home. The Rev. Richard J. Scott will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests that memorial donations be made to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church, 210 Franklin Street, Elmira, NY 14904.
KOZDEMBA - BOOTH
Lucille B. Age 78 of Elmira, died Thursday, November 30, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Lucille was born January 2, 1928 in Elmira. She is predeceased by her mother and father, Beatrice and Anthony Kozdemba. Lucille is also predeceased by her loving husband of 37 years, Edward A. Booth. Lucille is survived by her children, with their families, Bonnie and Paul Collins of Elmira, with children, Patrick, Sarah, Matthew, Michael and Andrew; Tom and Diane Booth of Elmira, with children, Amy (Stephen) VanHouten, Rebecca (Scott) Kotwas, and Edward Booth; Karen and Rick Simons of Reading, PA with sons, Christopher, Adam and Gregory; Brenda and Doug Brackley of Horseheads, with daughters, Kristin and Hannah; and Kathy and Fred Cerio of Elmira with children, Lauren, Morgan and Joseph; great-grandchildren Tom and Ryan Van Houten; sisters and brothers-in-law, Barbara and Warren Tessier of Rochester, NY; and Marilyn and Ted DeFilippo of Florida; along with several nieces, nephews and many wonderful friends. An extremely devoted wife, mother and grandmother, Lucille raised her children, before starting to work at Southern Tier Pediatrics. She worked there for many years before retiring in 1996. Lucille was a volunteer at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and a long time communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 1, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, December 2, 2006 at 9:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Lucille through donations to either Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or Arctic League, PO Box 113, Elmira NY 14902. Lucille's family would like to extend special thanks for the wonderful care given their mother by Laurie Sweeney and the staff at Woodbrook, Drs. Kim Kaffenbarger, Mark Gibson and Vincent LaDelia and the compassionate staff at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Thanks and appreciation to all of her wonderful friends who provided so much support and happiness throughout the years.
KREISLER Wilbur D. "Bill", Of Laurel Street, Was born June 14, 1928 in Stoney Fork, PA, the son of the late Steven and Hazel (Benjamin) Kreisler and died peacefully on Monday, April 7, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 79. On September 25, 1949, Bill married Doris Heller in Elmira at the Southport Presbyterian Church. They enjoyed 58 wonderful years of life and love together prior to her passing November 4, 2007. Mr. Kreisler is survived by his loving sons and daughters-in-law, Jerry and Nancy Kreisler of Elmira, NY, Edward and Jill Kreisler, also of Elmira, NY, Douglas and Jennifer Kreisler of Jordan, NY; much loved grandchildren, Joseph (Kristeena) Kreisler, Mickey (Pam) Kreisler, Daniel and Craig Kreisler, Eric and MacKenzie Kreisler, Bethanie and Natalie Emerick; adored great-grandchildren, Derek and Kayla Kreisler, Madilyn Kreisler; beloved brother, Donald (Marian) Kreisler of Bradenton, FL; sister-in-law, Betty Heller of Manlius, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Bill was employed by the A & P Company for 40+ years, retiring as store manager from the West Elmira branch. He was an avid New York Yankee fan and enjoyed working in his wood shop in his spare time. He was a wonderful father and grandfather and will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, April 9, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will follow the visitation. (7 p.m.) The Reverend Ross Raymond will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of his family in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations in Bill's name may be directed to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/8/2008.
KRESS - From the Elmira Daily Advertiser, April 21, 1873, page
4 - Death of Gen. George Kress (SRGP 05777)
This well-known citizen of Elmira, died yesterday morning at nine o'clock of consumption, a disease with which he had been afflicted for a long number of years. He was very well known through this vicinity and was much respected and esteemed. He was sixty seven years of age, was born in this county and has resided in it his whole lifetime with the exception of a year of two spent in Troy, Pa. In early life he was prominently connected with the state militia, from which he gets the title by which he has long been known. The funeral is to take place tomorrow afternoon from the residence, corner of Market and Sullivan streets.
KROCZYNSKI Joseph T.
, Thursday, July 29, 2010, of heart disease after an extended illness. He was born December 20, 1922, son of the late Hipolite and Pauline (Zelmanowicz) Kroczynski. He was married to his loving wife Phyllis Mulconery on September 25, 1948, who predeceased him in October 1994. He was also predeceased by their adored daughter Jo Marlene in January 1977, brothers, Martin, Edward, and another infant brother, and sister Genevieve Wood. Fate connected him with another loving and devoted wife, Antoinette "Petie" Spirawk Mold, whom he married in October 1997, and who predeceased him in April 2008. He is survived by his loving sons from his first marriage with Phyllis; Mark, of Plantation, FL and Scott T. (Dannielle) Kroczynski, with children, Kayla and Calvin, of State College, PA. He is also survived by his caring and devoted step-children, Lisa (Jay) O'Brien and her children, Sara and Zack of Elmira, NY, Thomas Mold and his boys, John T. and Brandon of Elmira, NY, and Sue (Thomas) Vetter of Spencerport, NY, and their children, Jenny, Joel, and Elizabeth. Surviving also are his caring and loving sisters, Bernice and Helen Kroczynski of the Elmira area; nieces, Janis (Clark) Peckham of Homer, NY, Frances (Robert) Baldwin, Marylee (Ron) Johnson, Annette Wylie, all of Elmira, NY, and Kelly Probasco of Idaho; nephews, Ricky M. Wylie of Rochester, NY, and Michael Mulconery of Idaho; along with numerous cousins, great nieces, great nephews, and other relatives. Joe was a proud veteran of the US Army and served in a tank battalion during World War II (1943-1946). These troops were the first to cross the Danube River and the unit was awarded two Battle Stars. He was a member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and a past member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Joe was a graduate of the Elmira Business Institute. He was employed at Elmira College as their accountant for 8 years. He was then employed at Schweizer Aircraft for 28 years where he retired as the Assistant Treasurer in 1984. He very much loved golfing and was a member of Mark Twain Golf Course for 35 years. Joe was an avid card player, especially euchre. Over the years he enjoyed wearing many hats, including those of a gardener, fisherman, hunter and an excellent do it yourselfer on home projects, having proudly built his own garage and completing numerous other substantial home projects. Joe followed sports regularly and loved watching college football, especially games involving his beloved Notre Dame. He immensely enjoyed the many winters spent in Cocoa Beach, FL after retirement. Most importantly, he was devoted to and very proud of his family. Joe always found time to spend with his family in a variety of interesting ways. Friends and relatives may call at the McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, July 30, 2010 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, July 31, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Charles Borromeo in Elmira Heights, followed by a Christian burial at Woodlawn Cemetery with full Military Honors. It is Joe's wishes that memorial donations may be given to a charity of one's choice.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 30, 2010
KROMER - HESS, Sara L.
Age 88, of Pleasant St., Horseheads, died Sept. 3, 2008 at the Chemung CO. Nursing Facility. Sara was born April 22, 1920, the daughter of the late August and Laurine Kromer, who with her brothers, Edward and Ernest, predeceased her. She was married to Everett Hess who also died in 1975. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Florence Kromer of Minnesota; nephews, Ralph and Bruce Kromer and their families; close friends, Winona Winters and her daughter, Bonnie, Rosie Carmen and many very special friends, Bob and Charlotte West with their families. Sara was retired from Moore Business Forms in Elmira and a longtime resident of the Horsheads area. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Today, Friday, Sept. 5, 2008, from 5-7:00 p.m. Her service will follow there at 7:00 p.m. with the Rev. Robert Finch officiating. Interment beside her late husband in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/5/2008
KARL K. Age 77 of Elmira, NY. on Saturday morning December 22, 2001. There will be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. Fred Kelsey will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira. He is survived by a sister Lorraine King of Painted Post, NY.; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Karl was a member of Christ United Methodist Church, a retired retail advertizing representative from the Elmira Star Gazette, U.S. Army Veteran serving during WW ll with the infantry and was predeceased by his parents Karl and Julia Krug.
KUBICA - BLISS
Mildred Age 85 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday March 5, 2007 as the result of a motor vehicle accident. Mildred was born April 19, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio the daughter of the late Michael and Teresa Matuzna Kubica. She married her husband, Russell A. Bliss, who pre-deceased her on April 21, 1982. Mrs. Bliss loved her family and devoted her life to her husband, children, and grandchildren. Mildred is survived by her children Russell M. & Helena Bliss of Penfield, NY, Jerry A. & Chris Bliss of Farmington, NY, James M. & Penny Bliss of Scotia, NY, and Carin & James Kujawski of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren: Gregory Bliss, Scott Bliss, Jennifer Bliss, Julie Bliss, Kara Bliss, Robert Kujawski, Cindi (Matthew) Harrigan, Kristie Kujawski, and Jamie Kujawski, one niece, two nephews, several grand nieces, grand nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday March 11, 2007 from 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be Celebrated on Monday March 12, 2007 at St. Casimir's Church by the Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Bliss through memorials to St. Casimir's Church Air Conditioning Fund 304 Demarest Parkway Elmira, NY 14905 or The American Heart Association 100 Northern Concourse North Syracuse, NY 13212.
KURZAWSKI Carl F., Jr.
Age 71, of Elmira, NY. He was born March 18, 1937 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, son of the late Carl F., Sr. and Janet (Perry) Kurzawski, and died Thursday, June 5, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his wife, Helen (Draper) Kurzawski; sisters, Barbara (Arthur) White of N. Syracuse, NY, Janet (Maxie) Wright of VA; brothers, Kenneth (Joyce) Kurzawski of NC, Donald Kurzawski of MD; along with numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, and nephews. Carl retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after 43 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, June 9th, from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 11 a.m. Rev. David Sullivan will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/7/2008.
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