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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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

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

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

 

McADAMS Bernard V. McAdams

of Roscoe, NY, a retired self-employed carpet installer and a lifelong area resident, died peacefully, Friday, December 31, 2011 at the Roscoe Regional Rehab. & RHCF, Roscoe, NY. He was 79. The son of the late Charles and Leila Marble McAdams, he was born April 19, 1932 at home in Acidalia, NY. Bernard was a proud veteran of the Korean Conflict with his service in the US Army. He retired from Sarasota Florida County Department of Transportation and settled back to his home place in Roscoe to enjoy the quiet life. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also could make you chuckle with his quaint sayings. Bernard is survived by his wife, Dorothy R. Chamberlain McAdams, of 50 years; three step-children, Charles "Butch" Makinster and his wife Doris of Ft. Bragg, CA, Bonnie Makinster Schmitt and her husband Ricky of Roscoe, NY and Connie Makinster Daniels and her husband Darrell of Puryear, TN; two brothers, Grant McAdams and Luke McAdams, both of Roscoe, NY; one sister, Velma of El Paso, TX; six grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his brothers, Charlie, Clarence, Arnold, Lawrence and his sisters, Loretta, Minnie, Lenora and Ethel. Visitation will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 from 11 AM to 1 PM in the Harris Funeral Home Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY. Funeral services will be Wednesday, January 4, 2012 at 1 PM in the funeral home. The Rev. David Collins will officiate. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions in his name may be made to the American Diabetes Association at www.diabetes.org. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Harris Funeral Home, Railroad Ave., Roscoe, NY.   Star Gazette – January 3, 2012

 

JAMES P. McBRIDE age 74 of 606 ½ E. Water St., Thursday, January 23, 1968.  Friends may call at Kalec Funeral Home, Sunday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral will be held Monday at 3:30 a.m. from the funeral home followed by Requiem High Mass at 9 a.m. in St. Peter & Paul’s Church.  Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.  Prayers for the deceased Sunday evening at 9 p.m.  Survived by sisters; Mrs. Stanley (Alice) Kraniotakis and Mrs. Stanton (Anne) Bandy, both of Penn Yan; brother, Arthur McBride of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was a communicant of St. Peter & Paul’s Church.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1968

McCAFFREY Mrs. Margaret Colson Evans, 78, died Thursday evening at 7:30 o'clock in the family home at 108 Harmon St.  Mrs. Evans is survived by a son Frank B. Colson; a half sister Mrs. Arthur Gannung, both of Elmira; a half brother William McCaffrey of Rochester.  The funeral will be held in the home Monday at 2 pm.  The Rev. J. H. Crawford will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Mrs. Evans was the last of seven sisters.  She was a charter member of the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church and was a member of the loyal Chapter , O. E. S., and the Eastern Star Sunshine Circle.
Elmira Star Gazette, Friday, March 29, 1929.  Page 14

LEO F. McCARTHY, General Electric Corp. retiree, age 73 of RR #3 Gillett, PA died suddenly Tuesday, July 21, 1998 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY.  Leo was born in Ridgebury Township, PA December 2, 1924, the son of the late Frank and Julia Wasnick McCarthy.  He was a member of St. Ann’s Church, Bentley Creek, PA, a retired employee of General Electric Corp., Elmira, NY and a member of the 25 year Club of General Electric Corp. Leo is survived by his wife, Betty; daughters, Roxann (Bill) Hillyard of RR 3, Gillett, PA and Darlene (Arthur) Sullivan of Horseheads, NY; brothers, John (Marge) McCarthy of Elmira, NY, Paul (Ann) McCarthy of Mansfield, PA and Francis (Shirley) McCarthy of RR 3, Gillett, PA; grandchildren, Timothy, Katherine and Joseph Hillyard and Trisha and Michelle Sullivan; sister-in-law, Virginia (William) Held of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Charles (Marveen) Morseman of Erin, NY.  Also several nieces and nephews.  He was predeceased by sisters, Helen Owen and Louise Warren.  Friends may call at Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., Thursday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Ann’s Church, Bentley creek, PA Friday at 10 a.m.  Father Edward Williams officiating.  Friends wishing may contribute to the St. Ann’s Building Fund RR#3, Box 138A, Gillett, PA in Leo’s memory.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

McCARTY- FROST
Martha L. Age 78, of Laurel Street in Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, May 4, 2005, at Corning Hospital. Martha was born in Elmira, NY, on February 24, 1927, to William and Treva (Sliter) McCarty. She had worked for Remington Rand and National Cash Register for many years. Martha was a member of the Maple Avenue Baptist Church. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Michele and Rev. Lonny DeWalt of Corning; a sister, Harriett Thatcher of Elmira; a brother, Harry (Loretta) McCarty of Horseheads; two grandsons, Aaron and David DeWalt; two granddaughters, Karis and Elizabeth DeWalt; several nieces and nephews. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. at the Maple Avenue Baptist Church, 1548 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY, with Reverends Mark Brown and Lonny DeWalt officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Memorials may be directed to the Maple Avenue Baptist Church, or to Twin Tiers Christian Academy, PO Box K, Breesport, NY 14816.


Mrs. Ethel McCLELLAND Wilson, of Pine City. The funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. at the Webb Mills Episcopal Church with Rev. Emil Premu and Rev. Roy Smith officiating. The Edith Gardner Rebekah Lodge will conduct the committal service at the church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten - Earnest Wilson's wife.) To Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Morill, Nov. 4, at St. Joseph Hospital, a daughter, Marilyn Louise.

McCLURE Listed on 04/06/04 (Elmira Star-Gazette)
Elonzo A. "Lonnie" Age 97, of Penn Yan, NY, died Thursday, April 1, 2004, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Penn Yan, NY. He is survived by his daughter, Jacquelyn Rae (Lee) Hadding of Lutz, FL; four grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; nieces, Jane Bennett, Betty Lou Cooper; and brother, Kenneth McClure. His first wife, Mildred Smith; and second wife, Katherine McClure, predeceased him. He was also predeceased by stepson, Paul Cousins; and his nephew, Robert McClure. Lonnie was one of the last charter members of Southport Volunteer Fire Department. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, April 7, 2004, at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Those wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" for the family in Obituaries at www.olthof.com.

McCLURE - Mrs. Mae M. Noble, (SRGP 08742) age 76, of Roseville, Pa. Sunday, January 29, 1967, at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Koval, of Canton. Friends may call at the Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Tuesday, 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Orey Crippen, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Survived by brother, William McClure of Millerton, RD 2, several nieces and nephews. She was the widow of the
late Loren Noble; member of the Roseville Baptist Church; a retired school teacher.

EDITH C. MCCLUSKEY, age 100, formerly of Perkins Ave., Horseheads and Elmira Heights, passed away Sunday, December 28, 2014. Edith was born in Elmira Heights, NY to the late Frederick and Mamie (Skog) McCluskey. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her brothers, Paul McCluskey in 2001 and K. Raymond McCluskey in 2005. Edith is survived by dear family friends, Linda (Lance) Snyder with their children, Avery and Landen of Horseheads and Judy Roy with her grandson, Cooper also of Horseheads, extended family members, James (Marvella) McCluskey. Edith graduated from T.A.E. in 1933 and retired from F.M. Howell, in Elmira, NY as an administrative assistant with over 45 years of dedicated work. She was an avid reader, loved to cook, avid Bingo player and volunteered countless hours at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends are invited to Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, today, Tuesday, December 30, 2014, from 1:30-2:00 p.m. with her service there at 2:00 p.m. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/30/2014

 

McCLUSKEY  K. Raymond Age 85, of Perkins Ave. and formerly of Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, died Tues., Aug. 16, 2005, at the Manor at Bethany Village. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, Aug. 19, 2005, from 4-6:00 p.m. His service will take place at the funeral home on Sat., Aug. 20, 2005, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Joseph B. Cotner officiating. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may express their sympathy to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church 314 West Church St., Elmira, NY 14901, or a charity of one's choice. Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

 

McCLOSKEY Norman E.

Age 80, formerly of Philo Road, Horseheads, recently of Bethany Manor, passed away on Sunday, March 20, 2011, from complications of several strokes. He had been in failing health for several years. Norman was born on September 23, 1930 in Elmira, son of the late Paul Edward and Emma Elizabeth (Dickinson) McCloskey. Norm was predeceased by his beloved wife of 37 years, Gladys (Miller) McCloskey; uncle and best friend, Bud Dickinson and Aunt Mae Dickinson; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Paul and Mary Jane Miller. After graduating in June of 1948 from Southside High School, where he lettered in football, he entered the Marine Corps and completed basic training at Camp LeJeune, NC. Soon after rising to the rank of Corporal, he was called home to attend to a family emergency. Following his Marine Corps service, he married his high school sweetheart, the late Gladys Miller McCloskey in 1951. He joined the family business, PEM Express which ultimately became Berman's Motor Freight from which he retired after 42 years of service without an accident. He was also the founder and owner of MCCLOSKEY CLEAN AIR in Endwell, NY. Norm was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads where he served as an usher for many years. He was a member of the Loyal Order of Moose, Catholic War Veterans and the White Eagles Club, a 40 year lifetime member of the Big Flats American Legion and an officer of the Teamsters Union. He was an active participant in a golf group that played at Willow Creek Golf Club several times a week. He was joined in this activity by, among others, his uncle and best friend, the late Bud Dickinson. He is survived by his brother, Ed McCloskey and sister-in-law, Rosi (Connelly) McCloskey of Stewartstown, PA; four children: daughter, Sue Ann Oleshak and son-in-law, Paul Oleshak of Corning, daughter, Linda Jo Martin and son-in-law, John Martin of Chateaugay, NY, son, Paul Edward McCloskey II and daughter-in-law, Kim (Naylor) McCloskey of Horseheads, NY, daughter, Mary Beth Turner and son-in-law, Wes Turner of Elmira; grandchildren, Andy Yeager of Key West, FL, Cory Yeager of Arlington, VA, Jake Martin of Asheboro, NC, Ben Martin of Seneca Falls, NY, Silas Martin of Plattsburgh, NY, Coleman and Austin McCloskey of Horseheads, Kevin Harris of Elmira, Courtney (Harris) and husband, Eric Youngs of Wilmington, NC, Savannah Armstrong of Gulfport, MS, Mitchell Armstrong of Elmira, Sage and Eli Thomas, both of Elmira, and Deven Hill and Jonny and Airik Turner, all of Elmira; niece, Carol Miller of Elmira; nephew, Ralph Miller of Roanoke, VA; special friend and companion for many years, Gail Hanwell of Horseheads; good friend and next door neighbor, Mary Fitzgerald. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, March 26th, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank the staff at the Bethany Manor for all their help and support during our father's later years.  Star Gazette – March 22, 2011

 

McCONNELL CHRISTINA ADELINE DURFEY
Age 85, of Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, died Thursday, August 30, 2007. Survived by son, Jerry McConnell, Horseheads; daughter and son-in-law, Janis and Jimmy Crook, Utah; four stepgrandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; sister, Betty Fossaceca, Elmira; sisters-in-law, Frances McConnell, Elmira and Ann McConnell, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by husband, John; parents and four brothers. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, Elmira Ward. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Monday, September 3rd, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and Tuesday from 10-10:45 a.m. at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 1060 W. Broad St., Horseheads, followed by her Funeral Service there at 11 a.m. Bishop David Serfas, officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/2/2007.

 

McCONNELL Gerald G. "Jerry" McConnell

Age 66, of Horseheads, died Monday, January 24, 2011, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survived by his sister, Janis (Jimmy) Crook, Utah; aunt, Ann McConnell, PA; several nieces, nephews and cousins including Ron (Carol) McConnell who was also his caregiver, Robert (Donna) McConnell, Joyce (Tracy) Heuser, Dorlene (Bernard) Rosplock, Lou (Peg) Fossaceca, James (Jennie) Fossaceca, Joan Winterbottom, Canada, Jean (Wayne) Leslie, Canada & Susan (Fred) Lowe, Canada; special friend, Helen Mucha at Elcor; neighbors, Greg & Rosa Wickhman, and many special coworkers from the Arnot Mall; predeceased by his mother, Adeline McConnell Durfey; grandparents, William & Christina McConnell. Gerald was retired from Arnot Reality after 32 years as a custodian at the Arnot Mall, a US Veteran of the National Guard, avid Nascar fan for Geoff Bodine and attendee of the Toronto Canada Air Show. The family wishes to Thank the Maple Creek staff at Elcor and the 3B Staff at Arnot Ogden M.C. for their exceptional care. Those wishing may make a donation to the American Diabetes Association (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) or to charity of one's choice. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Friday, January 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed immediately at 1 p.m. by his Funeral Service, Rev. Mike Weeden officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – January 26, 2011

 

McCONNELL - BRAMBLE
Zelda L. (McConnell) Age 89, formerly of 512 W. Hudson St., Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, May 28, 2005, at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Wife of the late James G. Bramble (August 27, 2000). She is survived by her children, James M. (Carol) Bramble, Barbara (Ray) Weiland; grandchildren, James L. Bramble (Robert Miller), Michael Bramble and Gail Wright, David Bramble, Brian (Amanda Sanford) Bramble, Wendy (Chris) McKlevis, Deanna (Wayne) Acly, John (Stephanie) Hulslander, Sr.; granddaughter-in-law, Dawn Bramble; great-grandchildren, Joshua Mahler, Steven Bramble, Jennifer McKlevis, Erin McKlevis, Nicole (David) Brophy, Alex (Kaleigh King) Fortier, Kyle Acly, John Hulsander, Jr. and Felicia Hulsander; step great-granddaughter, Elissa Acly; and soon to be great-great-grandchild; brother, Reno McConnell. Also predeceased by two brothers and one sister. At the request of the family, there will be no calling hours or funeral service. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, The Chemung County Humane Society (SPCA), or the Activities Fund at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. The family would like to sincerely thank the Fourth Floor Staff at Chemung County Nursing Facility for the wonderful care, kindness and love given to Zelda while she was there. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home Inc

 

McCORMICK Theresa McCormick Fields 

Elmira Heights: Age 52, died peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, December 20, 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Theresa was born in Elmira on September 22, 1960. She is survived by her mother Elizabeth McCormick; father Thomas (Peggy) Burns; her husband of 17 years, Levi R. Fields; daughters, Desirre and Cheynne; stepdaughters, Marlea and Stacy; siblings, Gary, Robin, Cindy, Cheryl, Holly, Becky, Susie, Jeannette; several nieces,nephews and good friends. Theresa has worked as a supervisor at Purolator Products for 16 years. She enjoyed fishing and had a passion for riding her Harley Davidson motorcycle. Her greatest joy was time spent with family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., on Thursday, December 27, 2012 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – December 21, 2012

 

McCRACKEN Rev. Edward Richard

Retired Pastor Age 69, died July 31, 2000 at St. ? Joseph's Hospital. He was born December 26, 1930. Survived by his wife,  Elinor of 47  years; one brother, Alfred of Clinton, MA; four children, Deborah (Garret) Kjellander of Gillett, PA, Leah (Joseph) Siuta of  Hurley, NY, Michael (Brenda) McCracken of Bowercreek, OH, and Sarah  (Richard) Kiley of Fairport, NY; 11 grandchildren and many nieces and  nephews. A graduate of Trinity College,  Hartford, CT; General  Theological Seminary in New York City, Longtime Rector (Retired) of  Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Elmira and St. John's Episcopal Church,  Elmira Heights. He also ministered at several local nursing homes and senior care facilities. He was an active member of Southside Association  of  Ministers and an Associate Pastor of Methodist Churches in Riverside, Wellsburg and Lowman. Hobbies include family (a very loving husband,  father  & grandfather who relished time with his loved ones), model  trains, and  traveling. Family and friends are invited to call at the  Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY Wednesday,  August 2, 2000 from 2-4 and   7-9 PM. Funeral Services to be held at the  Riverside United Methodist Church, 559 Spaulding St. Elmira, Thursday at  10 AM. Graveside services will be held privately at the conclusion of  the funeral services in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of  flowers, those wishing may make memorials in Father  Ed's name to  American Heart Association, NYS Affiliate, Attn: Heart Gifts, PO Box  3049, Syracuse, NY. 13220-3049.

 

McDONALD Linda McDonald

Age 62, of Wellsburg, NY, died unexpectedly at home Tuesday, October 23, 2012. She is survived by her parents, Marge (Holecek) and Bill McDonald of Elmira; brothers, Michael (Beverly) McDonald of Elmira, NY, William (Michele) McDonald of Richmond, VA, Phillip (Mary) McDonald of Rochester, NY; several nieces and nephews, including Stacey (Len) Talarico, Alicia (Josh) Hawken, Morgan, Megan, Shea McDonald. She is predeceased by her niece, Michele McDonald. Linda was a graduate of Southside High School and the Elmira Business Institute with a degree in accounting. She worked for years at the Cameo Shop and CCSD Federal Credit Union before retiring. She was a proud and devoted member of the New Beginnings United Methodist Church here in Elmira. Linda was the family historian, who loved spending time with her nieces and nephew, traveling on bus trips and most recently had a new found interest in tropical fish. Family and friends are invited to gather at the New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller Street, Elmira, NY Sunday, October 28th, 2012, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating the wonderful life and memories of Linda M. McDonald will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 6:00 p.m. Her pastor and friend Michael Weeden will officiate. Graveside services will be held privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing please make memorials in Linda M. McDonald's name to the New Beginnings Church, 300 E. Miller Street, Elmira, NY 14904.  Star Gazette – October 26, 2012

 

McDONALD, Michele Amy, age 10 months of 1153 N. Main St. Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1973. Friends are invited to call at Keister Funeral Home Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there at the convenience of the family. Rev. Welling R. Storch. Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined by the family. Survived by father, Michael McDonald; mother, Karna Smith McDonald; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Smith of Pine City; maternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Ethel Mauson of Horseheads; Paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. William E. McDonald of Elmira; paternal great-grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Burton Holecek of Elmira; paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Francis McDonald of Elmira; paternal great-great-grandmother, Mrs. Albina Weidlicka of Elmira; one cousin; several aunts and uncles.

 

McDOWELL Alice S. Zawko 

Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, June 17, 2012, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Alice was born on August 26, 1918 in Elmira, daughter of the late Tracy and Mabel (Simpson) McDowell. Alice retired from Chemung County License Bureau in 1982 as a clerk. She is survived by her daughter, Judy Romanowski of Plantation, FL; son, William Zawko of Fort Myers, FL; granddaughters, Michelle Romanowski of Plantation, FL and Susannah Zawko of London, KY; grandsons, Jonathan Zawko of Fort Myers, FL, Daniel (Taryn) Zawko of Shelbyville, KY, David Zawko of Tampa, FL and Stephen Zawko of London, KY; great-granddaughter, Ella Claire Zawko of Shelbyville, KY; daughter-in-law, Arlene Zawko of London, KY; several nieces and nephews. Alice was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1978; twin sister, Marion (Mrs. Nicholas) Chalk in 1992; and sister, Gladys (Mrs. Charles) Bohn in 1998. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 10 a.m. at James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Pastor David Cook of the Elmira Christian Center will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. A memorial service will also be held in August in Plantation, FL. Family would like to thank the staff on 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their devoted care for Alice during her stay.

 

McELHANEY Philip A. (Phil)
Of Elmira, NY - died on Monday, November 30, 2009. He was born April 12, 1937 in Oil City, PA to Grant W. and June M. (Tuttle) McElhaney. Phil was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Marda Curren McElhaney; daughter, Kathi (Greg) Cronkrite; granddaughter, Andrea Cronkrite; sister, Romayne McElhaney; along with several nieces, nephews and special friend, David Repsher. He was predeceased by his parents; sister, Laurel; brothers, William, Howard, Glenn and Edward. Phil was a car enthusiast and took great pleasure in his many cars, car shows and racing. Phil was employed for many years as a salesman and supervisor at Millbrook Bread and retired as a salesman for Frito Lay, Inc. He was a member of the Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church and served on various committees and was currently a constituent of the Westside United Methodist Church. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, December 4, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A Memorial Service celebrating Phil's life will be held immediately following with Reverend Don Guiles to officiate. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Phil's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. The family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Southern Tier Hospice for their outstanding love and care.  Published in Star-Gazette from December 2 to December 3, 2009

ROBERT F. MCGANN, 36 of 333 ½ Roe Ave., Thursday, Nov. 8, 1962.  He was an employee of Elmira Star-Gazette Inc., a communicant of St. Casimir’s Church.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Murphy McGann; son, Michael; daughter, Mary, both at home; father, James J. McGann of Elmira; brothers, James E. of Elmira, S.Sgt. Joseph McGann with the U.S. Air Force at Minot, N.D. and Philip.  Body at Kalec Funeral Home.  Calling hours Saturday and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service  there Monday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 at St. Casimir’s Church.  Private committal Tuesday at convenience of family.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Recitation of Rosary Saturday at 8:30 p.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/9/1962

McGEE - Walter died on July 12, 1974. This is the article that was in the paper.
JULY 13, 1974  ELMIRA STAR GAZETTE
ELMIRAN KILLED NEAR ALMOND
Walter McGee 31 of 656 E. Market St. Elmira was killed at 1:15 this morning when the motorcycle he was driving struck a mailbox on County Road 2 near Almond in Allegany Co. Mr. McGee was pronounced dead at Bethesda Hospital, North Hornell, by Dr Bryon Collins, a Steuben County coroner. State police at Allegany said Mr. McGee was westbound when he failed to negotiate a curve, ran off the road and struck the mailbox. Mr. McGee was a construction worker.  This article has a picture of Mr. McGee with it.
June 13, 1974
McGee Walter age 31 of 656 East Market St. Friday July 12, 1974. Friends are invited to call Sunday 7 to 9 pm. Funeral services will be held Tuesday 1:30 pm in St. Paul's Baptist Church, the Rev.Harry S. Morgan. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by his wife Jean Blandford McGee; daughters, Nora, Ivy, Mary and Christie, all at home; one son Tracy, also at home; parents, Mr. & Mrs. Ashley McGee of Elmira; brothers William McGee of Elmira and Robert McGee of Georgia; sister, Mrs. Mary Bythwood of Elmira; grandmother, Mrs. Mary C. Johnson of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. He was an employe of Lane Construction Co. of Meriden, Ct.

McGRAIN - POND, Margaret J.
Formerly of 278 Curtis St. Southport and presently residing at the Bethany Manor, died
, Saturday morning, February 20, 2010 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center following an illness. Margaret was born on June 29, 1950 in Elmira, daughter of the late Maurice & Gladys Christian McGrain. She was married to Ronald A. Pond in 1970 and he predeceased her last year. Margaret was a homemaker who enjoyed crafts, caring for her home, her pets and most recently treasured the friendships she made while residing at the Manor. She was a longtime member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church. Surviving is her brothers-in-law, Donald (Grace) Pond, Athens, PA; George (Louise) Pond, Waverly; Robert (Marion) Pond, Sayre, PA; brothers, Richard and Maurice McGrain, CA and their families; along with many friends who will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday, February 24, 2010 from 11 a.m. – 12 noon. Her funeral service will follow at 12 noon with the Reverend John Talada officiating after which she will be interred beside her beloved husband, Ronald Pond in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA in her memory. - Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.22.2010

THOMAS B. MCGUIRK age 71 of Horseheads, NY passed away peacefully at home on Thursday November 27, 2014 . Tom was born December 11, 1942 in Glens Falls, NY the son of the late Francis and Jane Blowers McGuirk . Tom is survived by his wife, the love of his life and best friend, Mary Adams McGuirk. He is also survived by his loving daughter, Vicki Lagonegro of Elmira Heights; grandson, Christopher Brand of Endicott, and granddaughters Lorissa Brand and Loralei Corbett of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, F. Peter & Patricia McGuirk of Macedon, NY and John D. & Kelly A. McGuirk of Albany, NY; several additional brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law , nieces , nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Tom was a graduate of Thomas A. Edison High School. He retired from Schweizer Aircraft in 2006 after 44 years of service. Tom truly enjoyed golfing and had a standing tee time with his cronies at Willow Creek every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. He was a collector from the time he was a young boy; he and Mary were always looking for an excuse to go for a ride in search of his "treasures". Before he discovered golf, he also spent time fishing and riding motorcycles. Anyone who knew Tom will remember his love of life, smile and infectious laugh. He did not allow his disease of the last 21 months to effect who he was. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funera Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Monday December 1, 2014 from 3-6 PM. Tom's funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Scott M. Kubinski officiating. Tom will be laid to rest next to his parents in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at the convenience of the family. The family respectfully requests donations in Tom's name to a charity of their choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/30/2014

 

Daily Review February 4, 2005, McHENRY, Harry D. Age 88, of Elmira, NY died on Thursday, February 3, 2005. He is survived by his loving wife, Shirley Brixius McHenry; children, Kathy (George) Burns of Tampa, FL, Patricia Van Patten of Herndon, VA; daughter-in-law, Ann McHenry of Elmira, NY; children, Howard (Yvette) McHenry of Elmira, NY, Donna McHenry of Elmira, NY, Martha (Joseph) Peterson of Spartanburg, SC, Karen (James) Thomas of Elmira, NY, Brenda (Corey) Stricker of Stevensville, MD, James (Lani) McHenry of Chandler, AZ, Betty Jean (Tom) Skinner of Columbia Station, OH, Mary Ann (Leonard) Frye of Elderton, PA, William (Judy) McHenry of Elderton, PA; grandchildren, Rick, Jason, Mark, and Patrick Shores, Heather, Tara, Ryan, and Megan Van Patten, Bryan, Elizabeth, Harry II, Trevor and Kaitlin McHenry, Michael Clark, Mary Peterson, Sarah, Emily, and Melissa Thomas, Bryn and Evy Stricker; great-grandchildren, Justin McHenry and Nicholas Shores. Harry was predeceased by his parents, Harvey and Martha Moore McHenry; brothers, Floyd and Howard McHenry; and son, Edward Dale McHenry. Harry was a devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, a former employee of Elmira Floral Products, and a United States Navy Veteran of World War II. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Friday, February 4, 2005, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Saturday at 12:00 p.m. The Rev. John McConnell will officiate, followed by a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors accorded at the grave. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Bath VA Hospital, The Blind Association or the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Submitted by Carol Brotzman

McHENRY –MRS. LOUELLA MCHENRY NIMTZ of 110 Columbia St., Monday, Aug. 13, 1956.  She was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church.  Survived by daughter, Miss Lillian F. Nimtz; sisters, Mrs. Jay B. Sharp and Mrs. Harriette L. Brooks, all of Elmira.  Body at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. the Rev. D. Coe Love.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/14/1956

McINTIRE - THELMA LANDON
Thelma Arnold Landon, 62, of Wellsville, NY, died February 27, 1994 at home. Mrs. Landon was born April 12, 1931 in Athens, daughter of Alvah J. and Jennie Brown Miller McIntire. Surviving are her husband, Lewis H. Landon Sr.; a son, Claude Arnold and wife, Carol of North Rome; two stepsons and a stepdaughter; three grandchildren and 12 step-grandchildren; brothers, Kenneth (and wife, Ruth) McIntire of Granville Summit and Merle (and wife, Pauline) McIntire of Athens; sisters, Helen (and husband, George) Zahorian of Millerton, Ardith (and husband, Herbert) Scrivener of Scio, NY and Velma Utter of Big Flats, NY; several nieces and nephews; seven brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law. Funeral services were held at the U.W. Embser Sons Funeral Home in Wellsville with the Rev. Elizabeth Giroskopk officiating and burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the Comstock Hospice Care, Belmont, NY. (TGR, Thursday, March 3, 1994)

McINTIRE –THELMA ARNOLD LANDON, 62, Wellsville, NY, died February 27, 1994 at home.  Mrs. Landon was born April 12, 1931 in Athens, daughter of Alvah J. and Jennie Brown Miller McIntire.  She and her husband, Lewis H. Landon Sr., were married September 12, 1989, in Wellsville.  Mrs. Landon graduated form Athens High School in 1949; worked for Acme in Sayre for 15 years; owned and operated My Brother’s Bar in Athens; and for 20 years owned and operated the Past Time Bar in Wellsville.  She was also part owner of Twin Tree Service of Wellsville.  She was a life member of VFW Post 2530 Auxiliary of Wellsville; a life member of American Legion Post 808 Auxiliary of Belmont, and a life member of the Moose Lodge of Wellsville.  Surviving, besides her husband, are one son, Claude Arnold and wife Carol, North Rome; two stepsons, Lewis H. Landon, Jr., and Bradley Landon, both of Wellsville; one stepdaughter, Doreen frank, Millerton; three grand-children; twelve step-grandchildren; two brothers, Kenneth (and wife Ruth) McIntire, Granville Summit and Merle (and wife Pauline) McIntire, Athens; three sisters, Helen (and husband George) Zahorian, Millerton; Ardith (and husband Herbert) Scrivener, Scio, NY; and Velma Utter, Big Flats, NY; several nieces and nephews; seven brothers-in-law and four sisters-in-law.  Friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 3, 1994 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. in the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, 34 West State St., Wellsville, NY.  The funeral service will be held March 4 at 11 a.m. at the funeral home.  The rev. Elizabeth Giroskopk, pastor of Allegany County Episcopal Ministry, will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Memorial donations may be directed to Comstock Hospice Care, Belmont, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

McKEAN
Warner, Mrs. Bernice-who died Tuesday evening in Elmira, was a daughter of the late George Campbell and a sister of Mrs. H C Harkness of Mansfield, and Ashley Campbell of Middletown, Conn. All formerly of Leona and a cousin of Mrs. Percy S King and George McKean of this Boro. Mrs. Warner was 39 years old. Death followed an operation. Her husband, Burt Warner survives, a son and two daughters and her mother, Mrs. J S Dickinson of Hadden, Conn. The funeral will be held at the home in Elmira. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

ERNEST W. McKEAN died at 7:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 27, 1938 at the home, 598 Broadway after an extended illness.  He is survived by his wife; a brother, James Hicks of Wetona, Pa. and cousin, A. A. Baker of Massachusetts.  Mr. McKean was a member of Union Lodge, F&AM and was a former member of Co. L when the company was in service at the Mexican border, also a member of the First Church of Christ, Disciples.  The body was in the Page Funeral Home, Park Pl. and was removed to the family home Thursday afternoon.  Prayer service at the home Saturday 1 p.m.  Funeral in the Disciples Church, 2 p.m. Rev. A. M. Laird.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1938

ROBERT C. McKENZIE age 31 of 351 ½ Columbia St., Elmira, NY, Thursday, June 2, 1988 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA.  There will be no prior calling hours.  Private funeral services will be held at the Barrett Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.  Rev. J. Scott Miller will officiate.  Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Box 25757; 1600 Duke St., Alexandria, VA in his memory.  He was predeceased by his father, Andrew McKenzie Jr. in 1892.  Survived by wife, Susan; children, Robert II, Michael and Christy; mother, Elizabeth; brothers William and James; sister, Mary Beth, all of Elmira, NY; several other relatives.  Robert was a former employee of the Lake Road Unisex Barber Shop.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/1988

 

McLAREN Reverend John B.

Elmira: Age 75, died peacefully at Elcor Health Services on Sunday, November 18, 2012. Rev. McLaren was born in New Brighton PA on April 4, 1937, son of the late Dr. Harold J. and Mabel (Hutchinson) McLaren. He is also predeceased by his brother Dr. Harold J. McLaren, Jr. Rev. McLaren is survived by his wife of 50 years, Frances Orr McLaren; daughter and son-in-law, Heather and Robert Stanton, Elmira, with sons, Philip and Christopher; son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Amy McLaren, Rochester, with daughters, Lucille and Clementine; brother and sister-in-law, Rev. Thomas J. and Rose McLaren, Erie PA; sister Elizabeth Weimer, Beaver Falls PA; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Betty McLaren, Erie PA, Louise and Douglas Hutchinson, Miami FL, John W. Orr, Bangkok, Thailand, Robert P. and Diane Orr, Colorado Springs CO, Philip N. and Carolyn Orr, Nashville TN; along with several nieces and nephews. Rev. McLaren was a graduate of Westminster College in New Wilmington PA. He later attended Pittsburgh Theological Seminary where he earned both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Divinity. He was pastor at Presbyterian churches in Pittsburgh, Lorain OH, Naples FL, and finally at Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira for 15 years before retiring in 2002. Rev. McLaren was a generous and giving man with both his time and resources. He was active in various peace and social justice groups including the NAACP. In the early civil rights movement he worked for Dr. Martin Luther King. He was an elected member of the board of the Presbyterian Peace Fellowship for 12 years. Rev. McLaren was an avid bird watcher. He enjoyed politics and loved to read, with interests on a wide variety of topics. Rev. McLaren was a loving husband, father and grandfather who passed his values on to his children and grandchildren. Private graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to a Memorial Service on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 3:00 p.m. at Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira. Donations in Rev. McLaren's memory may be directed to Bread for the World, 425 Third St., S.W., Suite 1200, Washington DC 20024, or Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira NY 14901.  Star Gazette – November 21, 2012

 

McLAUD - UPDYKE, Berneta J. McLaud
died Friday, Jan. 1, 2010, after a long and well lived life. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Wed., Jan. 6, 2010, from 4-6:00 p.m. A celebration of her life will follow there at the funeral home at 6:00 p.m. with family friend, Ms. Martha Fiato to officiate. Interment to take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, donations in her memory be made to Evergreen Commons, 1070 Luther Rd., East Greenbush, NY 12061-4020.  Published in Star-Gazette from January 5 to January 6, 2010

 

EDWARD ARTHUR ‘EDDIE MAC’ McLAUGHLIN.  Age 73, of Elmira, left this Earth to be "Together Forever" in Heaven with his beloved wife and best friend, Jan, on May 26, 2005. Survived by five children and their spouses whom Ed and Jan considered their ten children. Sons and daughters-in-law, Terry and Ellen McLaughlin of Elmira, NY; with granddaughter, Mikaela; and great-grandchildren, Austin and Toni, Richie and Wendy McLaughlin of Pine City, NY; with grandchildren, Jeremy and Nicole, Mike and Cary McLaughlin of Elmira, NY; with granddaughter Courtney. Daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Jeff Barron of Pine City, NY; with grandchildren, Jason and Joe, Barb and Tim Wolosen of Schaghticoke, NY. Also, special former daughter-in-law, Shelly Walter of Alden, NY. Also surviving Ed are brother and sister-in-law, Bud and Pat McLaughlin of Elmira, NY; and sister and brother-in-law, Joyce and Bob Anderson of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Mae McLaughlin of Pine City, NY, Nancy Vallely of Hawaii, Jan McConnell of Lockport, NY; and former brother-in-law, Bob Vallely of Hawaii. Surviving Ed are also many nephews and nieces and their families.  Predeceased by his wife of 51 plus years, Jan, on March 7, 2003 whom Ed loved deeply and was unselfishly devoted to; first born grandchild, Christopher Barron; Ed's parents, Margaret and Arthur McLaughlin; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lester and Marjorie McConnell; sister, Jean McLaughlin; brother, Don McLaughlin; brother-in-law, John (Jack) McConnell; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Gerould (Jerry) and Phyllis McConnell. Ed was proud of his Hornby, NY, roots and was a 1949 graduate of Southside High School. He was a member of the Remington Rand, LON and Larrabees Powerhouse Fast Pitch Softball teams of the 1950's as well as industrial league basketball earning multiple all-star honors in both leagues. Several teammates from those years still consider him one of the best athletes NOT elected to the City's Hall of Fame. Ed never blew his own horn; he set a standard for all men to be measured by, both as a father and a husband. Rare is the person to have heard a bad word spoken about Ed. His sense of humor and character are a legacy his family is proud to be a part of. Ed always kept abreast of his kids' and grandkids' lives, from attending their sporting events, to writing letters of praise and encouragement during basic training, to talking about yesterday's Yankee game. It wasn't until he retired from the NYS Department of Corrections in 1990, that Eddie's kids realized what a great sense of humor he had. Ed's children would like to express their gratitude to his relatives and many close friends who have demonstrated what true friendship is, by always supporting our family during many health crisis and "bumps in the road" through the years. Your calls and visits during Dad's final days helped him to make a peaceful journey to see his soul mate, Jan. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, May 29, 2005, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. with funeral and committal there at 5:00 p.m.  The Reverend Ray Hourihan will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Ed's wishes were to have donations made to the Children's Miracle Network at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, the Arctic League or the Southern Tier Hospice. Contributed by Carol Brotzman.  –Elmira Star Gazette May 28, 2005.

McMILLEN   Leslie P. "Mick" Jr. Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, February 17, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, NY. He is survived by his children, Jeanne (David C.) Movat of Apache Junction, AZ, Lenny McMillen of Hawley, PA, Marty (Jim) Ferraro of Elmira, NY, Michael McMillen of Hawley, PA; son in-law, Burt Miller of White Mills, PA; 20 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Leslie was predeceased by his loving wife of 61 years, Louise J. McMillen; his beloved daughter, Betty Ann Miller; and great-grandson, Dylan Meszler. Leslie was a United States Army Veteran of WWII, and a retired sexton from Trinity Episcopal Church of Elmira. He was a craftsman and enjoyed restoring antiques and woodworking. But most importantly of all he was a loving father, grandfather and best friend. He had the "gift of gab" and loved to talk, especially to his children. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Monday, February 20, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. Funeral service will be held privately. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to The Alzheimer's Support Group, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902-0588, or The American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.

T. EARL McNANEY, age 75 of 208 Connell Ave., formerly of Coleman Ave., Saturday July 26, 1969.  Friends may call at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Tuesday 2 p.m.  Rev. Burdette Mason.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by aunt, Mrs. Laura Park, Elmira, several cousins.  He was a member of Ivy Lodge No. 397 F. & AM; 30 years member of the American Legion; veteran of the 5th Division in World War I; retired mail carrier for the main business route out of the Elmira Post Office and member of the “Flat Tiers”.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

McCNULTY –KATHARINE M. MORSE age 89 of 751 Watkins Road, Horseheads, Tuesday, February 2, 1993 at the Buczek Home for Adults, Horseheads.  Funeral services will be held at the convenience of the family.  Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Arrangements by Hills Funeral Home, Big Flats.  Survived by several nieces and nephews; grand nieces and grand nephews.  She was born April 1, 1903 in Big Flats the daughter of John and Fanny Farr McNulty.  Her husband, Paul W. Morse predeceased her August 3, 1970.  She was a member of the Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira.  Served as a volunteer with the Arnot Ogden Auxiliary and the American Red Cross.  She was formerly employed as a dental assistant with Dr. Henry Peterson Sr. of Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1993

McSPARRON SALLY J GLOSENGER
Sally J., Age 74, of Horseheads, NY. She was born December 30, 1932 in Sayre, PA, daughter of the late Richard A. and Sarah (Riley) McSparron and died Tuesday, August 28, 2007, at Schuyler Hospital. She is survived by her husband of 53 years, Richard; sons and daughters-in-law, Mark of Carrollton, TX, Joseph and Kimberly of Beaver Dams, James and Kit of Virginia Beach, VA, Jeffrey and Elizabeth of Elmira; grandchildren, Joseph Jr. and Brittany Glosenger; brother, William McSparron of Sayre, PA; sisters, Eleanor Creed of FL, Phyllis Gergel of Troy, PA and Ellen Button of Sayre, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, August 31st, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/30/2007.

McBride, Carol "Cokie" Doane MEACHAM of Morgantown, W.Va., died very unexpectedly on Saturday, July 31, 2004. She is survived by her cherished family including husband, Steve; son Sean, a first lieutenant serving in the U.S. Army with the First Cavalry in Iraq; and daughter, Megan of Morgantown. She is also survived by her brother Carl Meacham III of Elmira and sister Martha Meacham of Driftwood, Texas; nephew, Charlie, and niece Laura, and her Aunt Peg Russell of Baldwinsville, N.Y. Carol was born on July 5, 1944, in Syracuse, N.Y., to the late Carl and Jeanne Meacham. She grew up in Elmira, N.Y., graduating from Elmira Southside High School in 1962. In 1966, Carol received her Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing from Syracuse University, where she met and later married her husband, Steve, on June 15,1968. There wasn't a more devoted spouse or mother. She was a very active President of the Second Ward Elementary School Parent Teachers Association. She volunteered as a band board mom, soccer mom, basketball mom, and band camp nurse. Last year, Carol was honored for 20 years of valuable service in numerous capacities as both a nurse and supervisor at Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown. She currently had been serving as Outcomes Manager in the Case Management Department. Carol was one hundred percent professional. Her same talents as an outspoken child advocate were used to take care of the many people who came under her nursing care. She always understood that the patient came first and never waivered from that belief. She was a visiting nurse and also served for a time at the Veterans' Hospital in White River Junction, Vermont. She loved to travel, often taking the scenic highway to appreciate so many little vistas of the world around her. Her love of life was totally infectious. At least one complete closet and part of the basement were devoted to her collection of board games and "memorabilia," a major reason why it was always fun to gather at the McBride home. To know Carol and spend time with her was to experience the meaning of family, friends, tradition, and laughter, always laughter. Those of us touched personally by Carol will remember her compassion, generosity and her genuine interest in the people around her. The family will receive visitors at the Hastings Funeral Home, 153 Spruce St., Morgantown, WV 26505 on Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2004 from 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at Trinity Episcopal Church in Elmira, N.Y. on Friday, Aug. 6, 2004, at 11 a.m., followed by burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to The American Lung Association P.O. Box 3980, Charleston, WV 25339 in Carol's memory.

MEADDAUGH –MRS. EDITH MEADDAUGH SEVERSON of Tonawanda Friday, Mar. 23, 1945.  Survived by son, Vaun of Texas; uncles, Samuel Meaddaugh of Elmira, D. L. Cowan of Endicott; several cousins.  Body will arrive at Hagerman Funeral Home, Elmira Sunday 1:30 a.m.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery Monday at Convenience of family.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/24/1945

MEAS –JEAN E. MILLIGAN age 83, of Elmira, NY, passed away peacefully with her loving family by her side on Tuesday, July 8, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on September 25, 1930 in Warren, PA to the late Everett and Mabel (Dey) Meas. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Milligan and brother, Fred Meas. Jean is survived by her nephew, Everett (Jacqueline) Meas of Horseheads; nieces, Beverly Dalrymple of Horseheads and Nancy (Marc) Pease of Horseheads; great niece, Reina (Garry) Campbell; great nephews, Michael (Sue) Davis, Shawn Meas and Neal R. Monthie and great-great nephew, Carson Monthie. Special thanks to her longtime friend, Adele Dean for the care and companionship she has shown throughout the years. Jean retired from FW Woolworth as a district manager at which time she began her second career as an Avon representative. She retired last week after 27 years throughout which she received several awards for high sales in the district. She was a member of the Red Hat Society and an active member of the local Eagles Club where she was awarded Mother of the Year. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, July 11 from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 7 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. It was Jean's wish that her interment be held privately in Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers will be welcomed or a memorial donation in Jean's name can be made to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Rte. 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/10/2014

 

MECKES  Jim C. Age 45, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, September 17, 2005, at his home. Jim was born in Elmira, NY, son of Ralph and Carol (Lauver) Meckes. Jim was a machinist for many local business and had many hobbies, like working on automobiles and motorcycles. He also enjoyed collecting antiques. Survivors include his parents, Ralph and Carol of Horseheads, NY; sister, Teresa A. Meckes of Horseheads, NY; brother, Douglas A. Meckes of Horseheads; niece, Christina E. Peterson of Horseheads; paternal grandmother, Rose E. Robinson of Horseheads; along with several aunts and uncles. Jim was predeceased by a half brother, Gary Landon; paternal grandfather, Edwin Robinson; and maternal grandmother, Helen E. Cowan. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 22, 2005, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow a 8 p.m. with Pastor James Swanson officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

MECUM, Burdit (Burt) Politus, d. 8 July 1933, Elmira NY. Burdit P. MECUM, late of 721 Tracy Place, Elmira, died Saturday afternoon. He is survived by his widow May (LLOYD); three daughters, Frances, and Mrs. Irving (Leah) JENSEN of Elmira, and Mrs. Stewart (Grace) HORTON of Hollywood, Calif.; three sons, William, Lloyd, and Hugh, all of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. James (Minnie) FITCH of Bethsada, Ohio. The funeral will be held in the family home, Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. J. W. FAUST of Elmira and the Rev. D. W. BAYLIS of Blossburg, Pa., will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Submitted by: Gwen MECUM Hunt <airlaunch@thegrid.net>

MEDDAUGH Edward R.
Age 91, of Rochester and longtime resident of Elmira, died on Friday, Nov. 30, 2007, after an illness in Rochester. He was born July 22, 1916 in Elmira, NY, to Juliet and Donald Meddaugh. He was predeceased by his first wife, Elisabeth (Older) Meddaugh and is survived by his wife, DeSales (Ettenberger) Meddaugh; daughter, Bethany (William) Hicks of Paradise Valley, AZ; grandchildren, Alexandra, Samantha Hicks; niece, Mary Diane (Robert) Roberti; and nephew, David Older; several grandnieces and grandnephews, great-grandnieces and great-grandnephews; and special friend, Matthew (Linnea) Klossner of Lowman, NY. Edward was a 7 year veteran of the US Army serving during WWII and also a survivor of the Battle of Corregidor in the Philippines. His detached services also include Angel Island, Mason Docks and Alcatrez. He was a longtime active member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 and also VFW Post #6083. He was a 60 year member of the Union Cooley Masonic Lodge #95 F.&A.M. in Elmira and also the Kalurah Shrine and Corning Consistory. Employed in several areas, he was NYS Licensed Broker, Clerk with the US Postal Service, brakeman for the Erie Rail Road, employed at both Thatcher and Corning Class, Hardinge Inc. and was a Restaurateur. He was also a member of the Painters and Interior Decorators of America. Edward was also active in many areas of the National and State Republican Parties. Family and friends are invited to attend his service at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., Dec. 5, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. Interment service with Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2007.

MELLOR - LONG, Eleanor M.
Age 90, of Horseheads, died Sunday, December 16, 2007, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, Montour Falls. She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, John W. and Betty Long, Beaver Dams, NY; grandson, Matthew Long; a great-granddaughter and great-grandson; brother, John (Mary) Mellor, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by her husband, John W. Long in 1996. Eleanor was a retired food server at Horseheads High School, member of the Eastern Star, St. Matthews Episcopal Church, Horseheads, Chemung Home Bureau and Service Employees Association. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the American Diabetes Association at diabetes.org, 1-800-342-2383 or P.O. Box 2680, North Canton, OH, 44720. At Eleanor's request, there will be no calling hours or funeral service, but her graveside committal prayers at Woodlawn Cemetery will be announced at later time. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/19/2007.

MELNICK ALICE ANDERSON
Alice M., "Aunt Alice", Age 95, of Elmira Heights, died on Saturday, September 29, 2007, at home. She was born on February 27, 1912 in Buffalo, the daughter of the late John and Anna Hnaytk Melnick. She was married to Bernard Markus Anderson, whom predeceased her on December 21, 1977. She graduated from Jersey City Medical Center School of Nursing, she was a registered nurse who worked as a private duty nurse for many years before working at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Alice is survived by several nieces and nephews; caregiver and niece, Karin (Bob) Kurcoba of Elmira, and their children, Bryan (Chrissie) Kurcoba, Kevin (Alicia) Kurcoba, and Rob (Sarah) Kurcoba, and Bryan and Chrissie's children, Shaun and Jordynn Kurcoba. Along with her husband, she was also predeceased by her sisters, Irene Kopko and Anna Mae Jones; and a brother, Emil Melnick. It was Alice's wish that there be no calling hours. A private memorial service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations in Alice's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Arrangements by Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/2/2007.

MERRIAM - Mrs. Margaret M. Wheeler, widow of William H. Wheeler, died at the home of her son, Charles B. Wheeler, on the South Creek Road, Town of Ashland, Tuesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, aged 84 years. She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Burr Crane of Elmira’ one son, Charles B. Wheeler; two brothers, Herman Merrian of Sodus Point, and William Merrian of Wellsburg; five grandchildren. Mrs. Wheeler was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church at Wellsburg since 1854. The remains repose at the Wilson funeral home and will be removed Thursday morning to the home of her daughter, Mrs. Crane, at 425 Partridge Street. The funeral will be held at that address Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. c. G. McConnell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Apr. 5, 1927

MERRILL, Alice Marie, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Merrill of 721 German St. died Tuesday morning. The child is survived by the parents, seven brothers, Charles, John, Lawrence, Clarence, Francis, Richard, Frederick; three sisters, Jane. Betty and Shirley. The body is in the Honan funeral home. Funeral will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. April 4, 1934 Elmira Advertiser. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net

 

MERRILL Frank C. Merrill

Age 92, of Bare Foot Bay, FL, formerly of Montour Falls, NY, died on Thursday, March 3, 2011. He was born November 17, 1918 to the late Nathan M. and Bertha T. (Ruhmel) Merrill.  Frank is survived by nieces Nancy (Merrill) Beeman of Vista, CA and Judy (Merrill) Lown of Elmira, NY; step-children David Lynch of Cape Coral, FL, Dennis Lynch of Trumansburg, NY, Mary Kay Anderson of Malabar, FL and Mark Lynch of The Dalles, OR. Frank was also pre-deceased by loving wives Beatrice (Tanner) Merrill and Kathleen (Guinane Lynch) Merrill; sister, Anna Marie Merrill and brother, Richard A. Merrill.  There will be no calling hours. Frank will be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family    Star Gazette – March 10, 2011

MERRILL –MRS. IRENE PETRIE age 65 of 54 12 S. Main St., Tuesday, Aug. 25, 1970.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m.  Private funeral service will be held there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Calvin Thorpe.  Woodlawn Cemetery at convenience of the family.  Survived by sisters, Mrs. Gladys Johnson, Mrs. Eva Marie Keller both of Elmira, brothers, Walter Merrill of Rochester, Robert Merrill of Wyoming; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Petrie was a retired employee of Moore Business Forms, Inc.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/1970

JOHN L. MERRILL JR. age 49 of 413 Walnut St., Tuesday, May 13, 1986 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at 8 p.m.  The Rev. Frederick Turner officiating.  Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by mother, Louise Hodge Merrill of Elmira, NY; sons, John A. Merrill and Daniel M. Merrill, both of Spencer, NY; sisters, Nancy Doyle of Elmira, NY, Beverly Nevans of Horseheads, NY, Jane McMinds of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/14/1986

NATHAN M. MERRILL of Pine City RD 1, Tuesday, July 26, 1955.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Bertha T. Merrill; daughter, Miss Anna Marie Merrill at home; sons, Richard A. Merrill of Elmira, Frank of Montour Falls; sister, Mrs. Edith Blackman of Ithaca; brother, Lionel Merrill of Syracuse; two grandchildren.  Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home, where friends may call today 7 to 10 p.m. and Thursday 2 to 5 and 7 to 19 p.m.  Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Raymond M. O’Brien, Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-gazette 7/27/1955

MESSENGER, Dr. N. Sanford, 90, 109 Davis St., 11 p. m. Thursday, Mar. 4, 1943. Survived by Mrs. Cora B. Messenger of Elmira, wife. The body is at the Holly Funeral Home where a private funeral will be held Sat. 4 p. m. Rev. Arthur P. WHITE. Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers. Elmira newspaper. March 5, 1943. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

MESSING   Edwin W. "Dutch" Of Pine City, NY, died Saturday, December 10, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. He was born on June 30, 1907 in Elmira, son of the late Charles and Mary Messing. He is pre-deceased by his wife, Helen Rose Messing; and brothers, Karl and George. He is survived by his son, Hunter Messing; his brother and sister in-law, Clarence and Jery Messing; sisters-in-law, Helyn and Mary Lou; and several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. For over 75 years he worked as Claims Adjuster and Office Manager with the law office of Buck, Danaher, Ryan and McGlenn. He was a past councilman in the Town of Southport, NY. Edwin was a United States Navy Veteran of World War II and a member of the American Legion Post # 443 for 58 years. He was a lifetime member of the Elmira Elks Lodge. Edwin enjoyed skeet and trap shooting as a member of the Fur, Fin and Feather Club of Lowman, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make donations to the Westminster Presbyterian Church.

MESSING Edwin Hunter "Hunter" Of Pine City, NY, died on December 27, 2005. He was born on September 19, 1945 in Norman, Oklahoma, son of the late Edwin W. and Helen Rose Messing. He enjoyed reading about American history and was an avid fan of professional baseball and football. There will be no calling hours. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations in Hunter's name may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, or to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

MISS BLANCHE S. METZGER of St. Petersburg, Fla., formerly of Elmira Monday, Dec. 27, 1954.  She was the daughter of the late Jacob Metzger, a founder of the Friend Metzger Meat Market on Lake St.  Survived by brother, Jacob Metzger of San Diego, Calif.; nieces, Mrs. C. L. Coons of Deland, Fla., Mrs. P. T. Pusey of Laurel, Del.; several cousins.  Body will be removed early Thursday to Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home, Elmira.  Friends are invited to attend committal service in Woodlawn Cemetery Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. William H. Willits will officiate.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/28/1954

MEYBAUM, Wolfgang H., age 34, of 607 Groff Road, Horseheads, N.Y., unexpectedly, Wednesday, November 15, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Friday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held in Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, Horseheads, Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Donald Almy officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial contributions to Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lisa (Oelkers) Meybaum; daughter, Karen L.; sons, Peter J. and Kenneth H. all at home; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Meybaum of Horseheads; brother, Klaus D. Meybaum of Fishkill, N.Y., two nephews. Mr. Meybaum was a member of Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church and a Hydraulic Engineer with the New York State Dept. of Environmental Conservation.

MEYERS  David M. Elmira Resident Age 35 of Cherrywood Manor, Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 5, 2000 unexpectedly. He is survived by his mother and  step-father, Carol (Hill) and John Saxton of Elmira; brothers, Heath Meyers and Kevin Raznoff both of Elmira; maternal grandmother, Thelma Hill of Elmira Heights; aunts, Joyce Sherman of Plant City, FL, Marie Doran of Springfield, MO,  Louise Rys of Utica, NY, Phyllis Hill of Schenectady, NY and Margaret Howell of  Elmira; uncles, Wallace Hill of Hartford, CT, Jack Hill of S. Waverly and DonaldHill of San Diego, CA; along with several cousins, long time friends, Kirk and Missy Spencer, Todd and Carmen Sherman, Pat Dandrea and also his beloved cat, Evil. He was predeceased by his father, Michael George Meyers in 1990 andpaternal grandmother, Ella Meyers in 1991. David was formerly employed at the Gingerbread House in Horseheads and was currently self employed in painting and contracting. He graduated from E.F.A. in 1983 and Corning Community College Criminal Justice Program. David was an avid weightlifter and marksman.  He enjoyed backpacking, camping, computers and role playing games such as  Shadowrun, Dungeons and Dragons and Vampire, the Masquerade. He has a  great love for his family and friends and will be greatly missed. bf Family and  friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Saturday, June 10th from 2 to 4 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 4 PM. Rev. Larry  Parker will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

MEYERS - Howell , Margaret T.
Age 78, of Elmira's Southside, died
Tues., Feb. 2, 2010, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility at Schuyler Hospital. She was born Jan. 19, 1932 in Elmira, NY the daughter to the late Ella (Norris) Meyers and Michael Meyers. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Carl E. Howell Dec. 7, 1974; and brother, Michael George "Sonny" Meyers in 1990. Margaret is lovingly remembered and survived by her daughter, Ella Alsheimer of Rome, NY; also many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends and special feline companions, "Tai, Chang and Kimi". Margaret received her Masters in Education from Cortland College and later was retired from the Elmira Heights School District in 1990 where she taught 4th grade for over 35 years. She was also a member of the Elmira Heights Business and Professional Women's Club, the former Hedding Methodist Church, Christ's United Methodist Church now the New Beginnings United Methodist Church on Elmira's Southside. She was also a member of several volunteer organizations throughout Chemung County. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Feb. 4, 2010, from 3-6:00 p.m. A Graveside committal service will take place on Fri. at 10:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. A memorial service celebrating her life will take place on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2010, at 4:00 p.m. in the New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904 with the Rev. Michael Weeden officiating. Those wishing may also remember Margaret with memorials in her name to New Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY 14904; or the Clemens Center, PO Box 1046, Elmira, NY 14902.  Elmira Star Gazette, February 4, 2010
 

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