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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LABUSKI RENE MARIA MURDOCK
Rene` Maria (Labuski) Town of Southport Resident Age 42, was born April 24, 1964 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Richard L. and Marian (Boynton) Labuski, died peacefully on Saturday, September 9, 2006, at the home of her mother where she received the utmost love and care from the staff at Southern Tier Hospice. Her beloved father, Richard, November 25, 2003, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, Jessica Labuski, Jason Murdock and Jeffery Evans all of Elmira, NY; beloved mother, Marian Labuski of Elmira, NY; brothers, Richard Labuski, also of Elmira, NY; Ronald (Carol) Labuski of West Grove, PA; James (Joni) Labuski of Horseheads, NY; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. Rene` was a homemaker who enjoyed raising her three children, making arts and crafts and giving her projects away as gifts. She also enjoyed staying in touch with family through email and sending pictures. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, September 13, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring Rene` will be held there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Edward Crandall will celebrate her services. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in her memory.
LAFLER - WILLIAMS, Clarissa M.
Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died
on Thursday, March 25, 2010, at home. She was born on August 19, 1943 in Italy Valley, NY to the late Kenneth and Clarissa (Youmans) Lafler. Clarissa was predeceased by her husband, Edward Williams Sr.; grandson, Jameison Hall; brother, Bob; and sisters, Evelyn and Arleen. Survivors include her daughters, Tammy Hollister and Melissa (David) Hall; sons, Ed (Susan) Williams Jr., Brian (Florence) Williams, Anthony (BillieJo) Williams and Michael (Tina) Williams; grandchildren, Jonathan, Nathaniel, Marckes, Alijuawan, Anthonie, Maurice, Jordyn, David, Nickolas, Jason, Christy, Michael, Robbie, Timothy, Jessica, RJ, Steven, Sherry, Jessica, Tony, Billy, George, Juston and Michael; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Shirley, Cindy, Sharon and Judy; brothers, Edward, Walt, Kenny, Ray, Alan and Tim; along with several nieces and nephews. Clarissa enjoyed crosswords, game shows, soap operas and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, March 30th, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Special thanks to Donald Freeman for all the love and support he gave Clarissa over the years and to Southern Tier Hospice especially Kate Hembroke and Tonyetta Huntley. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.28.2010
LAIRD –ELLA K. EMERY age 74 of 315 Baty St., Elmira, Saturday, August 6, 1977 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital Friends may call at the Keister Funeral Home, Sunday 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. John Bedzyk of the Pentecostal Tabernacle Church officiating. Burial Forest Lawn Memorial Park. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. Delmer (Ethel) Youtzy of Lewistown, Pa., Mrs. Elmer (Lorma) Rutter of Horseheads, N.Y., Mrs. Harvey (Geraldine) Wentz of Newton-Hamilton, Pa., Mrs. William (Vivian) Vargson of Gillett, Pa.; son, Chester Every of Mill Creek, Pa.; step-daughters, Mrs. Oscar (Edith) Long of Huntingdon, Pa., Mrs. Joseph (Olive) Getz of Mapleton Depot, Pa.; sisters, Gladys Murphy of Three Springs, Pa.; brothers, James and John Laird, a very close friend, Joseph McCartney of Elmira; nine grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren. She attended Pentecostal Tabernacle Church. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/7/1977
LaLONDE Melvin R. "Grandpa Chocolate"
Age 70, of Elmira Heights NY, died at St. Joseph's Hospital Wednesday, May 4th, 2011. Melvin was born August 7th, 1940 in Tupper Lake NY. He was the son of the late Albert and Cecile (Michaud) LaLonde. Surviving him is his loving wife of 47 years, Marial (Millard) LaLonde of Elmira Heights; sons; Jerry of Elmira, Scott (Gloria) of Elmira Heights; daughter; Colleen LaLonde of Elmira; 9 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren; sisters; Monica Leonard of Ogdensburg, NY, Adele Hunkins of North Lawrence, NY; favorite sister-in-law, Theresa LaLonde, of Phoenix, AZ; numerous nieces and nephews, and his baby, "TILLY", the canine companion he loved. Melvin was predeceased by sisters, Violet, Pauline, Gloria and brother, Albert Jr. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, May 7th, 2011 from 4:00PM to 7:00PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira NY. Funeral services celebrating Melvin's life will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 7:00PM. Deacon George Welch will officiate. Private graveside services will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery at a time convenient with the family. Melvin worked for GE for a short time. Most of his life he worked for himself, roofing and siding many homes in the area and for the last 21 years. He was the owner/operator of LaLonde Garage in Elmira Heights. He was a loving husband and devoted father and grandfather that loved to fish, gamble, tinker with his Mercedes and the beauty of the west. Those wishing may make memorials in Melvin's name to the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – May 5, 2011
LAMPKIN - PERRY
Bertha Lee Age 87, of Elmira, NY, but resided at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, died on December 7, 2006 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Bertha was born on March 4, 1919 in Tallassee, Alabama, daughter of the late Peter and Ellen Lampkin. Survivors include her son, Alb Garrett of Orlando, FL; sister, Ethel Phillips of Cleveland, OH; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bertha was predeceased by her daughters, Roberta Jones and Lessie B. Finley. It was Bertha's request that a private service would be held for her. Her interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family of Bertha would like to express the sincere gratitude to the entire staff at the Elcor Health Services.
LANDMESSER Emma R. Tinker
Horseheads: Age 70 of Bentley Place in Horseheads, died after a brief illness on Mon. Oct. 3, 2011 surrounded by her family. Emma was born in English Center, PA, to Jacob and Gertrude (Ellsworth) Landmesser. She is survived by her husband, Winston Tinker; sons and daughters, Tim (Rita Donato-Edwards) Edwards of Dunellen, NJ, Chris (Annette) Burgess, of Matoaca, VA, Tina (Scott) Hager of Horseheads, NY, Gina (Dan) Tinker-Williams also of Horseheads, NY, Kelly (Marcus) Tinker-Gregory of Mineral, VA; grandchildren, Brian Burgess, Eric and Nicole Burgess, Ben Hager, Deric Williams, Asher Williams; great grandchildren, Alexander and Makyla Burgess; sisters and brothers, Dorothy Kennedy, Emily Wellman, Clara Wheaton, Henry Landmesser, Jean White, Jacob Landmesser, and Howard Landmesser; and several nieces and nephews. Emma was a retired account clerk with the Chemung County Department of Social Services. She was a member of Grace Church of the Nazarene in Horseheads. Emma loved golf, spending time with grandchildren, and regular walks through the neighborhood. She also enjoyed gardening. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs. Oct. 6, 2011 from 2-4:00 p.m. and again from 6-8:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will take place on Friday Oct. 7, 2011 in the Grace Church of the Nazarene, 431 Wygant Rd., Horseheads at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Tim Maynard officiating. Grave side committal service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Star Gazette – October 5, 2011
BION W. LANDON, 81, died at 10 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 9, 1941 at his home, 148 St. James Street, Mansfield, PA. He was born in the township of North Union near Canton, PA, and was graduated in 1882 from Mansfield State Normal School. He was born in the Township of North Union near Canton, Pa. After teaching in North Union Township, for two years, he was employed by the northern Central Rail Road, now the Pennsylvania, as a brakeman on March 16, 1885, and was promoted to conductor in 1889. He was placed on the Honor Roll on his retirement April 11, 1925. Since then he spent several winters in Florida and one on the West Coast. He leaves his wife, Mrs. Elsie Landon; a daughter, Mrs. Walter J. Strouse of Elmira; two sons, Melville Landon of Millerton and H. Malcolm Landon of Elmira; three get grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. Funeral announcement later. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/10/1941 (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY)
LANDON –CLARISA L. FIFE age 97, of Elmira, NY, passed away on Friday, April 15, 2017. Clarisa was born March 9, 1920 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Frank and Violet Miller Landon. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond O. Fife, in 1990 and all her siblings. Survivors include her sons Frank Fife and David (Jeannine) Fife both of Elmira, NY; grandson David J. (Adrienne) Fife II and several nieces, nephews, cousins and extended family members. The family will welcome relatives and friends at Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 from 10 AM -11 AM. Funeral Service will follow at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Wuethrich officiating. She will be laid to rest along side her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/2017
LANE - NURSS, MRS. LOVINA LANE
Mrs. Lovina Lane Nurss, age 65, died at the family home at 533 Mt. Zoar Street, Sunday at 4 p.m. She is survived by one son, Harry A. Nurss, two grandsons, Robert and Ronald. Mrs. Nurss was a member of the Southside Baptist Church and a charter member of W. B. A. No. 212, Elmira. The funeral will be held at 533 Mt. Zoar Street, Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. W. Allen will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn.
KIMBERLY LAFLER seven month old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter Lafler of 707 ½ Delaware Ave., Monday, August 2, 1965. Body at Barrett Funeral Home. Calling hours Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert C. Jones. Woodlawn Cemetery. Besides parents survived by brothers, Tracy and Walter, both at home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Lafler of Elmira; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William Roum of Corning; several aunts and uncles. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/3/1965
LANGDON--Mrs. Samuel L. Clemens. The remains of Mrs. Samuel L. Clemens, wife of Mark Twain who died in Florence, Italy, arrived in New York City Tuesday on the steam- ship Prince Oscar. Mark Twain, his two daughters, Clara and Jane L. Clemens, also arrived on the ship and were met at the quarantine station by E. E. Loomis, second vice-president of the Lackawanna Railroad, a relative of the family, General C. J. Langdon and son, Jervis Langdon, brother and nephew of Mrs. Clemens. The funeral party and the remains arrived in this city last evening at 10:10 o'clock, the members of the party coming in Mr. Loomis' private car. The funeral of Mrs. Clemens was held at 4 o'clock this afternoon at the home of her brother, General Charles J. Langdon, on Main Street. Rev. Samuel Eastman officiated and the interment was private in Woodlawn Cemetery. There were no pallbearers and all the arrangements were carried out with the utmost simplicity.
LANTERMAN, Daniel - Daniel P. Lanterman (SRGP 06072) died Saturday morning at 6:30 o'clock at the family home on Lake Street, Horseheads, aged sixty-nine years. Mr. Lanterman had been ill of pneumonia. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Miss Ola Lanterman at home, two sons, Daniel P. Lanterman, Jr. and George at home. The funeral was held at the home Monday at 3 o'clock. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. (Jan 1924)
WOOD, MRS. ORA LANTERMAN (SRGP 6070)
Mrs. Ora Lanterman Wood, born Nov. 7, 1881, was carried away in death’s arms from this sinful world to the golden gates of heaven beyond, Sept. 27. She was a patient sufferer, and one of God’s innocent children. Mrs. Wood had been ill for a long time. The 11th of last December she went to Sayre. From there to Elmira, taking treatment through the winter. In April she went to Binghamton to be treated by Dr. Kilmer. When she came back home the first of September she was much worse and the cold merciless arms of death crept closer to her and seemed to whisper its dreadful message in her ear. She was a faithful Christian woman and she often said, “My faith in God is all that keeps me breathing.” She will be greatly missed by her family and neighbors. She was married to Stephen Wood Oct. 7, 1898. Mrs. Wood is survived by her husband and three daughters, Beatrice of Elmira; Bernice and Mildred at home. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Dan Lanterman of Elmira, one sister, Ola Lanterman, of Elmira, two brothers, Dan of Horseheads, and George of Elmira, also survive. The funeral was held at her home in Rutland Sept. 29, Reverend Abram of the South Side Baptist church officiating.
Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. (Handwritten date 1925?)
LANTZ - FULLER
Lynne M. Age 44 of Elmira, NY Tuesday, October 9, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her husband Warren Fuller (formerly employed at Chemung Canal Trust Co.), the beloved mother of: Joshua and Whitney Fuller at home, father: Lee Lantz of Athens PA, sisters: Linda (Bob) Park of Murfreesboro, TN, Laurie (Raymond) Brooks of VA, brother: Lee (Tammy) Lantz, mother-in-law: Leatha Whiting of Wellsboro, PA, brothers-in-law: Wayne (Sandy) Lantz of Sayre, PA, Carson (Joan) Hinds of Athens, PA, sister-in-law: Sue (Gary) Horton of Athens, PA, and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her mother, Gladys Wilkins Lantz. Lynne was formerly employed by Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Saturday, October 13, 2001 from 2:00 to 3:00 PM with Funeral and Committal service there at 3:00 PM. The Rev. Edward Crandall will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.
LARIEW LILLIAN EDWARDS
Sun City, Arizona: 90 died
September 22, 2010 at Hospice of the Valley North in Sun City. Born on June 20, 1920 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late John Lariew and Cora (Beardsley) Lariew. She was pre-deceased by Sisters Mildred Titsworth and Ruth Wixson, both of Elmira, and Brother Edward Lariew, of Lynchburg, VA. Lillian was a retired employee of Peterson's Furniture Store of Elmira where she was office manager for 18 years. At her request, there were no services. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetary, Elmira, NY will be at the discretion of the family. Star-Gazette - November 12, 2010
LARIEW Ruth L. Wixson - age 89, formerly of Pine City, died Friday, September 27, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ruth was born May 22, 1913 in Elmira daughter of the late John and Cora [Beardsley] Lariew. She was employed by Elmira Discount for several years. Ruth was a wife, mother, grandmother and friend and will be sadly missed by her family. Survivors include her children, Janice and Thomas Hills of Elmira, Ann and Raymond Benway of FL, Edward Wixson of CA, Nancy and Cliff Murphy of Elmira and Bonnie and Nick Hobczuk of Pine City; a sister Lillian Edwards of AZ, brother-in-law, Earnest Titsworth of Elmira, sister-in-law, Gladys Holland of Elmira; 10 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; special person, Teddy Hobczuk of Elmira, and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband Carroll Wixson. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, September 30, 2002 from 2-4 and 7-8:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8:30 p.m. with Deacon John Hobczuk of St Nicholas Ukrainian Church officiating. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2002
LATHROP ELIZABETH BUELL
Elizabeth "Betty" J.- Age 96, died peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2007, at the Warren Haven Nursing Home in Oxford, NJ. Born October 24, 1910, in Ithaca, NY, she was the daughter of the late Charles and Maude Lathrop. Betty was a retired buyer for the S. F. Izard Company, having worked for the company for over 28 years. She moved to Hackettstown, NJ in 1998 and lived there until moving to Warren Haven in May of 2005. She was predeceased by her loving husband, Paul M. Buell, a prominent Elmira florist; and by her brother, Lawrence Lathrop. Betty is survived by her two sons, Robert L. Moulter of Hackettstown, NJ, Winston R. Cooper and his wife, Kathy of Pemberton, NJ; two sisters, Mary Benedict and husband, Phillip of Wiersdale, FL, Gretchen Lathrop of New Port Richey, FL; stepson, Robert Buell of Chattanooga, TN; daughter-in-law, Heidi Buell of Chattanooga, TN; three grandchildren, James Cooper and wife, Mary of Eagle River, AK, Elizabeth Hopkins and husband, Mark of Morris Plains, NJ, Jeffrey Cooper and wife, Alexis of Charleston, SC; five great-grandchildren, Christine Cooper of New Egypt, NJ, Connor and Lauren Hopkins of Morris Plains, NJ, Owen and Ethan Cooper of Charleston, SC; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, August 29, 2007, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there on Thursday, August 28th at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Joseph Cotner will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/28/2007.
ARMINTA LATTIMER of 311 Grove St., Friday, April 25, 1986. It was her request there be no prior calling hours. Funeral services will be held in Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, 1058 West Church St., Tuesday at 2 pm, Dr. Jack T. Ziegler will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Contributions may be made to one’s favorite charity. Survived by niece, Mrs. Jean Romer of Winter Park, FL; nephews, William J. Lattimer of Hamburg, NY; Everrett A. Coons of West Monroe, LA, Jack Lattimer of Tonawanda, NY; cousins, Mrs. Marguerite Morrison, Thomas Grannis, Mrs. Eleanor Mae Burnham. She was active in the Arnot-Ogden Auxiliary and was secretary at Elmira Drug & Chemical prior to retiring. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/27/1986
LATTIMER –MRS. IVA JOHNSON of Athens dies September 17, 1972, (Handwritten date) at the memorial Hospital Towanda, PA. She was the daughter of George and Ida Mae Miller Latttimer born (May 09, 1898) in Towanda, PA. She spent most of her life in the Valley. Her husband Clarence survives. Five daughters Mrs. Earl (Jennie) Blauvelt, Mrs. Raymond (Minnie) Maxim, Mrs. Lawrence (Charlotte) Chapman, Mrs. Almeda Steele and Mrs. Donald (Marion) Potter; three sons, Edgar Ellsworth, Charles Ellswoth and Paul Ellsworth, a sister, Ms. Cora Henley and a brother, Joseph Lattimer. She was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Mae Fassett newspaper clipping submitted by Carol Brotzman
MARGARET LAUPER age 67 of the Wellsboro Shared Home, Wellsboro, PA, formerly of 1486 Penna. Ave., Pine City, NY, Wednesday, June 5, 1991 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, PA following a brief illness. Survived by; daughter & son-in-law, Jean & William A. Kilmer, Jr. of Wellsboro, PA; grandchildren, Bryan Joseph Kilmer and Jill Elise Kilmer; sisters, Bertha VanKeuren of Wellsburg, NY and Dora Lauper of Elmira, NY; brothers, Clarence (Pete) Lauper of Pine City, NY and Robert Lauper of Alpine, NY. Margaret was predeceased by her parents, Fritz and Bertha Lauper; brothers, Fritz, Rudolph, Ralph and Richard; sisters, Frieda and Mary. She was a member of Pine City Baptist Church and a retired employee of Thrayer Products, Inc. Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Friday from 5 to 8 PM with funeral and committal there Saturday at 11:00 AM. Rev. Wayne Diffenderfer officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Wellsboro Shared Home, 27 Bacon St., Wellsboro, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/6/1991
LAWRENCE Ivan E.
Age 89 of Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, died after an extended illness on Tues., April 8, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ivan was born in Stamford, NY, the son of the late Luman and Rita (Osterhoudt) Lawrence. He is survived by his wife of nearly 66 years, Dorothy (Wheelcok) Lawrence; son, Peter Lawrence of Burdett, NY; sister-in-law, Marie Lawrence of Stamford, NY; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brother, Vincent Lawrence in 2007. He was also predeceased by his brothers-in-law, Danford (Elizabeth) Wheelock and Allen Wheelock. Ivan was a member of the First Presbyterian Church in Horseheads. A graduate of the Syracuse University Hospital School of Radiology, Ivan was a sales person for Picker X-Ray based in Cleveland, OH for over 30 years. An avid clock and watch enthusiast, Ivan collected and repaired time pieces for many years. He was also a member of National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors. Services with the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will take place privately at the convenience of his family with his interment also taking place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may also remember Ivan with memorials to the First Presbyterian Church, 2943 Westinghouse Rd., Horseheads, NY, 14845 and the NAWCC Museum Library (general fund), 514 Poplar St., Columbia, PA 12751, 717-684-8261
Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/9/2008 - 4/13/2008.
LAWRENCE Jennie Bennett
Mrs. Jennie Bennett - Laid at Rest Yesterday
Ther remains of Mrs. Jennie Bennett were laid at read in Woodlawn cemetery yesterday afternoon at 2 o'clock, the following gentleman acting as pall bearers: Kirk Miller, Charles Bertram, Edward Bennett, John H. espley, William Carey and Robert Finley. The casket was covered with a profusion of flowers, contributed by member of the fire department, R. W. McConell, and others. The brother of the deceased, W. H. Lawrence, extends his heartfelt thanks to friends who assisted him during the sickness of his siters. Especially Mrs. and Mrs. Kirk Miller and Miss Stella Carey. Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY Sunday, November 25 1894
LAWSON Marjorie (Lawson) Shaff
Age 91, died Saturday, May 25, 2013, at Elcor Nursing Facility after an extended illness with Alzheimer's. She was survived by her sons, Wesley (Gary) "Wife Tina" Shaff of Elmira, Scott Shaff of Elmira, David Shaff of California; and her sister, Beverly Chang of Massachusetts; along with several cousins, nieces, nephews, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was the daughter of the late Grant and Edna Lawson and was the sister of the late Howard Lawson, Walter (Boyd) Lawson, Donald Lawson, Velma Halm and Doris Vosburgh. Marge was born in Elmira a graduate of Southside High School and was a member and faithful attendant of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church for over 60 years. Her passion was her lifelong service of volunteering; she worked with Meals on Wheels for many years as well as being a "Pink Lady" for Arnot Ogden Hospital. Marge was predeceased by the death of an infant son, William III and her loving husband of 41 years, William (Bill) W. Shaff II. Marjorie was employed through her life by X-Cel Dairy, Elmira College, Moore Business Forms and Chemung Canal Trust Company. Her memorial services will be celebrated in the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake Street, Elmira, NY on Wednesday, June 12th, at 10:00 a.m. with Lay Pastor Priscilla Andrews officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira will be held by the family at a later date. Donations may be directed to Care First (Hospice), 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or the charity of one's choice in Marjorie's memory. Arrangements are under the direction of the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – June 9, 2013
LAWTON - SILVERMAN, Patricia
Age 74, of Tampa, FL died on Wednesday, March 25, 2009 in Tampa. Survivors include her husband, Henry of Tampa; daughters, Debbie (Brad) Shirley of Riverview, FL, Karen (Bob) Lutz of Elmira and Linda Woermbke of Pasadena, MD; brother, Michael (Charlene) Lawton of Lakeland, FL; five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She resided in the Tampa area for the past 16 years coming from Baltimore, MD and Elmira. Patricia and Henry worked several years delivering papers for the Tampa Tribune. Funeral services were conducted Friday, March 27, 2009 at Southern Funeral Care, in FL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 8th Ave., 7th Fl. New York, NY 10001. Interment at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Please sign guestbook at SouthernFuneralCare.com. Local arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/29/2009
LEAVENWORTH - CLARKE
Adelaide L. formerly of the Bel-Air Mobile Home Park Age 98, died peacefully on Sunday, November 6, 2005, at the Elcor Health Services, Horseheads, NY, where she resided most recently. She was born September 5, 1907 in Addison, NY, the daughter of the late Earl and Addie (Grenell) Leavenworth. Her loving husband, Charles J. Clarke, predeceased Adelaide on January 8, 1983. Her brothers, E. Gillette, Harold and Ivan Leavenworth, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved cousin, Margaret (James) Callas of Elmira, NY; their children, Peter Callas of FL, Penny (David) Allington of Elmira, NY, with their children, Andrea (Mark) Badurak of Brewer, ME, Jerid (Melissa) Allington of Brewster, NY, Cathy Callas of Elmira, NY, Georgia (Thomas) Rennie of Pine City, NY, with their children, Carolyn Rennie and Colleen Rennie, both of Pine City, NY; sister-in-law, Fanny Clarke of Williamsport, PA; along with several other cousins and many close friends. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, November 9, 2005, from 5 to 7 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be celebrated following the visitation (7 p.m.) Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.
LEE - The funeral of the twin infants of Mr. and Mrs. William E. Lee was held at their residence, 963 Davis street, Wednesday at 4 o'clock p.m., Rev. W. D. More officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn, the funeral being private. (handwritten on article – Nov. 8, 1898)
William E. LEE of 969 Davis St. died Sunday, July2, 1939. He is survived by his wife, one son, Herbert C. Lee, and one daughter, Mrs. Horace Sprague, both of Elmira; three grand-daughters and one grandson. The body was removed from the Davis funeral home Monday to the family home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 11 a.m. The Rev. C. E. Eichner will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.
LEFLER Frederick E.
Age 94, of Elmira, died Monday, December 3, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. Survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by sisters, Lillian Morley, Edna Mae Kisor, Marian Evans, Betty Quayle, Mildred Farnsworth, and Blanche Roberts; brothers, William D. Lefler Jr. and Harold E. Lefler. Fred is retired from Howell Box Co. and the Elmira Star-Gazette. Also he was a former member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church. The family will receive Relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Thursday, December 6th from 7 to 9 p.m. Burial at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.
LEFLER - MRS. IDA M. OAKLEY (SRGP 61247)
Mrs. Ida M. Oakley, widow of Wallace Oakley, died at the family home, 625 Pennsylvania Avenue at 3 o’clock Tuesday afternoon. Mrs. Oakley was a lifelong member of the Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church and was for several years a trustee of the Southern Tier Children’s Home. She was a devoted wife and mother and a loyal friend. Mrs. Oakley is survived by three children, Mrs. John C. Dyott of St. Louis, Mo., Mrs. Edgar Crowell and Leon L. Oakley of this city. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon. The Rev. C. G. McConnell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery (handwritten on article Dec. 29, 1925)
LEFLER Ruth Caywood
Age 104 of Elmira, NY. She was born July 19, 1907 in Ridgebury, PA, daughter of the late Fred and Sallie (White) Lefler and died Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at Elcor Health Services. She was predeceased by her husband Alan S. Caywood in 1958 and is survived by her son Alan of Elmira; niece Sally Casaccia of Fairport, NY; adopted niece Marion Alu of Webster, NY. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, October 9th from 1 to 2 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 pm. Rev. Dr. William Lutz will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – October 7, 2011
Thursday, Jan. 15, 1970 Star-Gazette Elmira, N. Y.
LEISENRING, Walter L. (Shorty)
Age 69, of 508 William St, Thursday, Jan. 15, 1970. Friends may call at the Barett Funeral Home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral and committal service will be held Sat. at 10 a.m. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by son, Edgar of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Ida Thomas of Ithaca; sister, Mrs. Ida Rudnick of Elmira; brothers, Richard of Elmira, Harry of Altedena, Calif.; several nieces and nephews, five grandchildren
JOHN H. LEISER age 80 of 1122 Route 352, Elmira RD1, Wednesday, May 24, 1972. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service will be held at the funeral home Saturday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. George R. Kingsley, Pastor of Epworth Methodist Church officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Thelma E. Leiser; daughters, Mrs. Theodore (Nellie) Smith and Mrs. Genevieve Kinney, both of Waverly; four grandsons; one great-granddaughter; brother, Charles Leiser of Oregon. Mr. Leiser was a retired chauffeur for the Crocker family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1972
LELJEDAL Charlotte A. Roberts
Elmira: Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died at home on Wednesday, July 27, 2011. She was born on April 2, 1948 in Elmira, NY to the late Leonard and Aimee (Turk) Leljedal. She is survived by her wife, Cheryl Allen of Elmira; sons, Tim Roberts of Elmira and Todd (Amber) Roberts Sr. of Elmira; brother, Marshall (Marian) Leljedal of Pine City; sister, Marcia Earley of Elmira; grandchildren, Todd Roberts Jr., Leo Garris II, Ryan Garris and Samantha Walker; along with several nieces and nephews. Charlotte was a New York State Correctional Officer and retired after many years of service. She was an active member of the Spiritus Christi Church in Elmira and a member of the Order of the Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Charlotte on Sunday, July 31st at 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Interment will take place of the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 29, 2011
LEMAK Joseph J., Jr. Age 61, of Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday morning, June 13, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center due to complications from diabetes. Joe was born January 27, 1945 to the late Joseph J. and Mary Daly Lemak Sr., and grew up in Watkins Glen, NY. He attended Elmira College and received both his BS and MS in Education. Joe retired from the Odessa Montour Central School District after 29 year of teaching Social Studies primarily Afro-Asian history and was the advisor to the yearbook for many years. Joe was an extensive world traveler visiting dozens of countries; bringing back many stories to his classes. His travels were highlighted by a 500-mile walking pilgrimage on the Camino Trail in Spain. He was an avid motorcycle enthusiast and enjoyed riding his BMW motorcycle. Joe served his country with the US Army during the Vietnam War. Survivors include his wife, Susan Follette of Elmira Heights, NY; son, Joseph E. (Christine) Lemak of Elmira, NY; daughter, Jennifer A. (Brian) Buff of Albany, NY; grandchildren, Mary, Martha and India; stepchildren, Bethany (Daniel) Burger, Derek (Jill) Stevens; step grandchildren, Justin, Laurel, Katie and Colin; sister, Pamela (Michael) Gartland of Poughkeepsie, NY; nephews, Patrick, Gregory and Steven; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. The family will receive friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035 on Wednesday (Today), June 14, 2006, from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2006, at St. Charles Borromeo Church Elmira Heights, NY. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Joe may do so to WSKG Public Broadcasting, PO Box 3000, Binghamton, NY 13902, or Covenant House New York attention Development Dept., 460 W. 41st Street, New York, NY 10036.
LEONARD –MRS. AGNES L. BULLOCK age 51 of 607 W. Hudson St., Thursday, Jan. 20, 1972. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral home, Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayer service there Saturday at 8:15 a.m. followed by Mass of the Resurrection and committal service at 9 a.m. in St. Mary’s Church. Burial at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by husband, George F. Bullock; daughters, Mrs. Anna M. Main of Elkland, Pa., Mrs. Julia Lewis of Elmira; son, George Bullock at home; granddaughter, Katrese Lewis of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Margaret Keller of Elmira, Mrs. Dorothy Crane of Corning; brother, Ralph Leonard of Sullivanville; several nieces and nephews. She was a communicant of St. Mary’s Church; employee of the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/21/1972
CHARLES L. LEONARD Charles L. Leonard died this morning at the family home, 658 Baldwin Street, aged fifty-eight years. He is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. William Brewer and Mrs. James Shipman; three sons, Frank, Elmer and Harry; two sisters, Mrs. Fred terry and Mrs. James Clark. The remains will be removed Tuesday evening to the home of his daughter, Mrs. William Brewer, 1314 Lackawanna Avenue, where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Rev. A. E. Legg will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Mar 26, 1917)
SANTO LERZA, 69 of 506 Fitch St. died Monday afternoon, Oct. 17, 1938. He leaves his wife, a son, Ray Lerza of Elmira; three stepsons, George G. Sonsine of Elmira, Joseph L. Sonsine of Springfield, Mass. And Yolanda Sonsine of Boston. The body has been removed from the Smith and Fudge Funeral Home to the family home where funeral services are to be held Wednesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. W. J. Willits and the Rev. Elmer W. K. Mould. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/18/1938
JOSEPH LESCSOK late of 471 Elmira Street, Buffalo died Wednesday (Oct. 10, 1934). He is survived by his wife, Mary and a sister of Poughkeepsie. The body will arrive in Elmira Friday night and taken to the Honan Funeral Home from where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. W. Paul Thompson will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/13/1934
LeSHURE William C.
Age 95 of Horseheads died Sunday December 15, 2013 at Corning Hospital. Bill was born in Corning December 26, 1917 to William and Amanda (Borden) LeShure. He was predeceased by his wife, Alberta Grimes LeShure in 1998. He is survived by daughter, Pauline LeShure of Horseheads; niece, Marjorie Marshall of Rochester, NY; great niece, Genny (John) Olsson; great grand nieces and nephews, Cassandra, Robert and Zachary Olsson. Bill was also predeceased by son, Donald in 1989 and a host of friends. Bill attended Corning Schools, Southside High School and Meeker Business Institute. He was a veteran of the US Army with tours in England, Africa, Sicily, France, Holland Belgium and Germany. Bill liked all kind of sports, bowling, fishing, baseball, golf, hunting and boating. He volunteered at Elcor, Bethany was active in his church, Horseheads First United Methodist Church, AARP, RSVP and the Retired Lions Club. He was also a member of the local accounting association. Family and friends are invited to call at the Horseheads First United Methodist Church on Thursday December 19 from 10-11:00 a.m. where his service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Burial with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may remember Bill with memorials to the Living Memorial Endowment Fund of First United Methodist Church 1034 W. Broad St. Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – December 17, 2013
LEUPELT Gustav K. 'Gus' Loving husband, father and grandfather Age 80, formerly of West Hill Road Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully on Monday, October 31, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born September 16, 1925 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Gustav F. and Frederica (Hodgkins) Leupelt. 'Gus' married Marie E. Coakley on March 19, 1948. They enjoyed 55 wonderful years of life and love together prior to her death February 9, 2004. His brother, Robert Leupelt; and sister, Thelma Drake, also predeceased him. His survivors include loving daughter, Sharon 'Sherry' (Bruce Cady) of Horseheads, NY; granddaughter, Shannan (James) Russ of Horseheads, NY; grandson, Sean Hamilton of Mount Saint Alban Washington, DC; great-grandson, Jared Russ of Horseheads, NY; sister, Virginia (Harold) Erikson of Naples, FL; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, William and Ruthie Miller of Elmira, NY; along with special nephew, Kenny Leupelt; and several other nieces and nephews. 'Gus' was a Veteran of the US Army and proudly served his country from 1943 - 1946. He retired from Servomation in Elmira after several years of dedicated service. He enjoyed gardening, traveling and had a knack for fixing anything that was broke. Gustav enjoyed his life to the fullest, but the most important and dearest to him was his family. He loved them all dearly and they will all miss him very much. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, November 3, 2005, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating his life will follow the visitation at 6:00 p.m. Interment will take place privately and at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
LEUPELT - ERIKSON, Virginia E.
Loving Wife, Mother & Grandmother
Was born November 20, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Gustav and Frederica (Hodgkins) Leupelt, died on Saturday, March 29, 2008, at the Aiken Regional Medical Center, Aiken, SC, at the age of 89. She is survived by her loving husband of 67 years, J. Harold Erikson Jr.; son and daughter-in-law, Robert B. and Mary Jo Erikson; daughter and son-in-law, Pamela J. and Richard N. Light; much-loved grandchildren, Christopher and Heather Erikson and Thomas and Kristen Light. Virginia was a resident of Smoke Rise, Kinnelon, NJ for 28 years. After her husband's retirement moved to Imperial Golf Club and Estates Naples, FL, where they resided for 20 years before moving to Merrill Gardens in Naples, FL for the last three years. She was very active in the communities in which she lived, serving on many boards. She enjoyed singing and was an active member in the choir of the Community Church of Smoke Rise, NJ for many years and most recently the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church in Naples, FL where she also enjoyed being an active member of the choir. Family and friends are invited to meet at the main entrance to the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 4, 2008. Once everyone has arrived a processional to the gravesite will follow, where the Reverend Gary Chorpenning will officiate the graveside ceremony for Virginia. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Vanderbilt Presbyterian Church, 1225 Piper Blvd., Naples, FL 34110-1252 (Phone: 239-597-1720). Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/1/2008 - 4/2/2008.
LEWIS Anthony J. (Butch)
Age 53, of Elmira, NY. He was born March 16, 1955 in Elmira, son of the late John and Mitsuko Mary (Tajiri) Lewis and died Sunday, February 15, 2009, at home after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by a brother, Henry. Butch is survived by his wife of 22 years, Laura; children, Mindi, Amber and Stacee Lewis; stepson, Todd Steinhauer; sisters and brothers, Sharon (Ronald Wright) Lewis, Julie (Raymond) Kemmer, Timothy Lewis, Patricia (James) Kiser, Kathy (Stephen) Wright and Brenda (Donald) Paul, all of Elmira; uncle, Sadanobu (Haruko) Tajiri of Rochester; aunts, Yoneko and Nobuko Tajiri, both of Japan; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Butch was a former employee of SDS and was a veteran of the Army Reserve. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, February 19th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Friday, February 20th, at 11 a.m. Rev. Dr. Larry Appenzellar will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/17/2009 - 2/18/2009
ANTHONY M. LEWIS SR.. age 38 of Elmira, passed away May 17, 2016. Anthony is survived by his father, George A. Lewis; children, Nate, Anthony Jr., George, Geoffrey and Arianna Lewis; sisters, Michelle, Julie, Stephanie Lewis, Tesha Williams, Katrese Bradley; brother, George Bullock all of Elmira. Anthony is predeceased by his grandparents, Agnes and George Bullock. Anthony's mother, Julia Lewis, passed away June 12, 2016. Julia Lewis' Memorial is June 24, 2016 at the Barrett Funeral Home from 12-1pm. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Anthony will be buried with his mom, who meant everything to him. His kids were his whole world. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/24/2016
LEWIS - BAILEY, Barbara A.
Formerly of Elmira, NY - Age 54, of Stovall, NC, died
very unexpectedly at the Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, Sunday, January 24th, 2010. Barbara is the daughter of the late Robert and Rosemary (Bergevin) Lewis. She was born in Middletown, NY, April the 6th, 1955. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, April (Edward "Chip") Bollinger of Stovall, NC; son, Wayne Bailey of Stovall, NC. She is also survived by her loving grandchildren, Shawna Bailey, Seth, Kyle, Keri, Caitlynn Bollinger; sisters and brothers, Kathy Shiner, Mary Hilliard, George (Sherry Salone) Lewis, Beverly (Jack) Boughton, Paula (Gerald) McKernan; along with several nieces, nephews; and father of her children, Frederick Bailey. Family and friends are invited to attend calling hours Friday, January 29th, 2010, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the life of Barbara will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00 p.m. Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Graveside committal prayers will be offered following in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette, January 28, 2010
JOHN R. LEWIS, age 74 of Marceline, MO, formerly of 856 Lake St., Elmira, NY. He was born on August 23, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late James T. and Anna Marie (Kerwer) Lewis and passed away Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at Life Care Center, Brookfield, MO. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother George. John is survived by a daughter Mary Lewis Tate and husband Jeremy of Marceline, MO; son Karl Richard Lewis and wife Melissa of New Bern, NC; sister-in-law Lisa Lewis; nephew Ronald Lewis and wife Patti along with nine grandchildren. John lived his entire life in Elmira at 856 Lake St. until he moved to Missouri to be with his daughter. He had worked as a circus performer and animal trainer and was a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 17th from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/14/2015
LEWIS - NILES, Eleanor M.
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully with her loving family by her side on Sunday, February 22, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Eleanor was born on August 28, 1922 in Elmira, daughter of the late Nydia Lewis. She was also predeceased by her husband, Nelson L. Niles in 1978; daughter, Wilma Ellis; and grandson, Dennis Jr. Survivors include her children and grandchildren, Dennis Niles and Teresa Meyers, Teri (Terry), Leawanna (John), Dawn and Nelson; Milton and Diane Niles, Tontaloa (Jason) Florence Kennedy, Milton (Cheyanne), Norman and Orletta Niles, Robin (Eric), Nona (Billy), Orletta (Albert), Kelly (Bob), Norman (Michelle) and Priscilla (Dave); Lydia and Larry King, Wayne (Tonya) Tracey, Helen (Frank), Larry Jr., and Ellie; Nyomi and Jesse Rice, Bethann, Melissa (Cory), Heather (Chris) James (Marie) John (Heather) Mike, Brian; Wilma's children, Tim, Jim, Doris, and Glen; Wayne and Robin Niles, Heidi (Jason), Mary, Nadine, Wayne, Nichole and Jessica; many great-grandchildren; aunts, Barb and Ethel; friends, Jack Myers, Joe Beckett, Terry Howard, Ted and Vicky Petris, Ellie Sullivan, Ron and Nancy Rehner. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, February 23, 2009, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Tuesday, February 24, 2009, in which are private to the family only. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/23/2009
LEWIS - Ella Lewis (Mrs. Charles) Bowman - (1930) of Elmira, former
Trojan and daughter of the late Hiram Lewis, died suddenly this past week. She
widow of Charles Bowman, who died less than a month ago, well known in railroad circles. Mrs. Bowman was in Troy for the funeral services of Mrs. A. L. Budd. Her sister, Amanda Lewis now Mrs. Black lives in Williamsport and a brother lives in Kansas City.
LEWIS - McGRAIN, Elsie M.(Lewis)
Age 86, died on Wednesday, December 5, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility 5th Floor. Elsie was born on January 31, 1921 in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles and Ida May (McCann) Lewis. She was married to Ralph McGrain who predeceased her in April of 1980. Elsie is survived by her sons and daughters-in-law, George of Elmira Heights, Arthur (Priscilla) of Millport, Ralph of Elmira and Leon (Wanda) of Horseheads; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She loved to play Euchre and shuffle board. Elsie was a member of the American Legion Aux. Post #154 and a past member of the Elmira Moose Club #517. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 7th from 1 to 3 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 3 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thanks to Dr. Schiavone and the staff of the 5th floor Skilled Nursing Unit.
LEWIS - Franklin D. "Frank" Grounds foreman Age 58 of North Main Street Elmira, NY. died peacefully Tuesday, October 23, 2001 at home surrounded by his loving and caring family. He was born December 20, 1942 in Blossburg, PA the son of the late Charles J. and Charlotte L. (Meise) Lewis. Fanklin married Nancy White on November 19, 1977. They have enjoyed 23 wonderful years of marriage together. His brothers, Joseph, Irvin, and Archie predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife, Nancy; daughter, Teresa Tornari with husband Jeff Carey of Watkins Glen, NY; son, Joel (Helaine) Tornari of Baltimore, MD; brothers, Charles of Nunda, NY; Harry of North Chili, NY; Lester of Allentown, PA; George of Bolivar, PA and Jack of Batavia, NY; sisters, Mary of Brownsville, TX; Polly, Cathy, Sara, Florence and Hazel all of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Lexy Carey, Mattea Tornari and Louisa Tornari, along with several nieces, nephews and companion "Tyler" the cat. "Frank" as all affectionately knew him was the Grounds Foreman for 35 years at Elmira College. For the past 3 years was the Grounds Foreman for St. Anthony/St. Patrick Churches. He was a Veteran of the US Army and a past member of the American Legion Bentley Trumble Post in Horseheads, NY. "Frank" was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed golfing and bowling. He will be missed by all and remembered by all for being big hearted, hard working and for being a "gentle giant". Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Friday, October 26, 2001 from 10:00 to 12:00 (noon). Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours. (12 noon) The Reverend Walter Wainwright will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord full Military Honors to Mr. Lewis. In lieu of flowers Memorial Donations in Franklin's name may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice 244 W. Water Street Elmira, NY 14901 or to the American Cancer Society 627 Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901.
LEWIS - SHULL Jean
Jean B. Age 84 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday June 26, 2005 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. She was born on December 29, 1920 in Wellsville, NY the daughter of the late Arlton and Leola Corbin Lewis. She was a graduate of Elmira Business Institute and was a Legal Secretary for many years. Mrs. Shull married her husband Kenneth L. Shull who pre-deceased her on October 20, 1984. Jean was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads, NY. She was a member and Past President of the Arnot Ogden Hospital Auxiliary and a member of the Horseheads Woman's Club. She was pre-deceased by her parents and her husband. Mrs. Shull is survived by her daughter Vicki L. Oxenham of Crofton, MD; several cousins and a host of caring friends. There will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Monday August 22, 2005 at 11 AM at The First United Methodist Church of Horseheads to celebrate Mrs. Shull's Life. The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Jean will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Kenneth L. Shull in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Those wishing may remember Mrs. Shull through memorials to the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads 1034 W. Broad Street Horseheads, NY 14845 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.
LEWIS, John L. - John L. LEWIS died at 12 o'clock last night at the family home, 713 Walnut St. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Frederick A. Adams of Newark, N. J.; Misses May and Ruth Lewis of this city; also two sons, Edward L. LEWIS of Elmira and Thomas of Red Bank, N. J.; also one sister Mrs. John Heatherdale of Fall Brook, Pa. and a brother, Hugh Lewis of Fall Brook, Pa. The funeral will be held at the home Wednesday at 3 p. m. The Rev. W. T. Henry will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Elmira Star Gazette May 1, 1911. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
LEWIS - HARRIS, LILLIAN L. Services for Lillian Lewis Harris, Delmar, NY, were held at gravesite with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, on Jan. 25. She died Jan. 22, 1984. She was a daughter of the late Eli and Marrian Lewis, Granville Summit. She was the aunt of Marion Lewis Hurley, Elmira (TGR Feb. 2, 1984)
LEWIS - MRS. LINA PLATE Mrs. Lina Plate died at the home of her daughter Mrs. J. R. Wellington, Arcadia Street, West Elmira, at 4 o’clock Wednesday afternoon. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. J. R. Wellington and Mrs. Fannie Bennett of Elmira and Mrs. Harry Rockwell of Chicago; a son Frederick W. Plate of Elmira; a sister, Mrs.Charles Wheeler of Elmira and two brothers, Donna Lewis of Gillett, Pa. and Norman Lewis of Christian Hollow. The funeral will be held at the family home, Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. C. G. McConnelll will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb 10 1926)
LEWIS –RUTH M. MCWHOTER, Pine City, NY, died Friday, October 24, 1997 at Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY. Born to Grant and Minnie Lewis of Troy, PA, she was one of 12 children. Ruth was a longtime member of Pine City Baptist Church and the Webb Mills Volunteer Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. She is survived by sisters, Helen Cloys of Ithaca, NY and Agnes Wood of Troy, PA; nephews, several relatives and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband Miles H. McWhorter in 1984. Funeral services were held at the Olhof Funeral Home in Elmira on October 27 with the Rev. Horace Stoddard officiating and with interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
LEYDEN Rae C. Drake
Elmira: Age 82, died peacefully at home on Saturday,
January 14, 2012, with her loving family by her side. Rae was born in Elmira on
September 16, 1929, daughter of Raymond and Carolyn Fitzgerald Leyden. She is
survived by her husband of 61 years Carl J. Drake; daughter and son-in-law,
Lindy and Paul DiPietro of Elmira; son David Drake with fiancée Betsy Andrews
of Elmira; daughter and son-in-law Carrie and Jeff Roberts of Charlton NY;
grandchildren, Andrew and Kara DiPietro, Ben and Maggie Roberts; brothers,
Patrick Leyden of Victor NY and Michael Leyden of Champagne IL; sisters-in-law
Lynn Leyden of Davidsonville MD and Jeanne Osborne of Ocala FL; along with
several nieces and nephews. Rae is predeceased by infant daughter Mary Ann and
brother John Leyden. Family and friends are invited to attend a
Mass of Christian Burial, for Rae, on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 11:00 am at
Our Lady of Lourdes Church. Committal prayers and interment at Woodlawn
Cemetery will take place at a later date. Donations in Rae's memory may be directed
to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning NY 14830. The Drake
family would like to offer a special thanks to Jane, Deanna, Maggie, and Diana
who provided excellent care to Rae over the last ten months. Star
Gazette – January 16, 2012
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