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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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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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

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


Woodlawn Obituaries


Dorothy J. (Mickey) Retired from St. Joseph's Hospital Age 79 of Horseheads,  NY, died on Thursday, June 29, 2000 at home. She was predeceased   by her husband Charles F. Roe on September 28, 1998 and sister Catherine Allen on July 21, 1999. Survived by her sister Shirley McLaughlin of Elmira;  sister-in-law Elsie (David) Jones of Delhi, NY; brother-in-law Robert (Rita) Roe of Horseheads; nieces and nephews Michael (Cindy) McLaughlin of Elmira, Kenny  (Barbara) Roe of VA, David (Margy) Jones of PA, Beverly (Dick) Wess of Rochester, Charlotte (Charles) Annis of Big Flats along with several great nieces and great nephews including Elizabeth McLaughlin of Elmira. Mickey was  formerly employed at Remington Rand and retired from St. Joseph's Hospital.Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Sunday, July 2nd from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 PM. Funeral Service will be held there on Monday, July 3rd at 11 AM, Rev. Ann Cassler will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St., Elmira, NY 14904 or the American Lung Assoc.,   Finger Lakes Region, 144 Cedar St., Corning, NY 14830, in her memory.


Age 62, was born January 1, 1949 in Elmira, NY the son of the late William Dan and Louise Elizabeth (Gillis) Middaugh, died Monday, January 10 after fighting a courageous battle at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA with his beloved family at his side. His twin brother, Dan Alden Middaugh, predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Deanna (Claxton) Middaugh; daughter, Jennifer Middaugh of Ithaca, NY; son, Dan Middaugh of Bath, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law, William F. and Jane Middaugh, Brian and Jackie Middaugh; sister and brother-in-law, Susan and Lauren Pautz; sister-in-law, Mary Jane (Glen) Rolls; along with many loving nieces, nephews and host of good friends. He was a fine athlete who excelled in football, baseball, wrestling and later golf. He was a member of the Southside Sports Hall of Fame and was recently inducted into the Chemung County Sports Hall of Fame. Dennis retired as a Corrections Officer at the Elmira Correctional Facility where he worked for 33 years and was the Union President of the AFSCME Council #8. A man of many talents, including singing, drawing, comedy and cooking. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, January 13, 2011, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Friday, January 14, at 11:00 a.m. His pastor and friend, Reverend Michael Weeden, will celebrate his services. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – January 12, 2011

MILES Jason M.
Age 29, of Bath, NY, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly at his home, on Monday, February 15, 2010. Jason was born October 31, 1980, son of Mark S. Miles and Cindy Duryea Hoose, both of Elmira. He is predeceased by his grandmother Georgette "Honey" Duryea. In addition to his parents Jason is survived by his son Joshua C. Miles, step-daughter Jasmine Godwin, with their mother Christine Godwin, all of Bath; siblings, Michael (Vicky) Miles of Kanappolis, NC, Lorie (John) McDermott of Baldwin, NY, Steven Miles of Elmira Heights, and Jennifer Miles of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Jason was employed by Widmer Wineries in Naples, NY. He was a coin and baseball card collector. Jason enjoyed playing golf and was an avid New York Yankee fan. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Friday, February 19, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Interment will take place on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. A procession will form at the Walnut Street entrance at 9:50 a.m. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Jason with a donation to the Miles/Godwin Education Fund, c/o Steven Miles, 256 Birchwood Avenue, Elmira Heights NY 14903.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.17.2010


CLARENCE E. ‘BOB’ MILLER age 82, passed away Saturday, November 22, 2014, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Born in Ithaca, NY, November 30, 1931, the son of the late Clarence E. and Ruth (Morgan) Miller Sr., he is predeceased by his loving wife and friend Elizabeth in 2008. He is survived by his beloved daughter and son-in-law, Betsy and Brian Ward of Mundelein, Ill.; two grandsons, Sean Ward of Arlington, VA., Ian Ward Chicago; and sister Joanne Sherk of Sarasota, FL. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Tuesday, November 25th, 2014 from 1:00PM to 4:00PM. Funeral and committal services celebrating Clarence's life will be held directly following the calling hours at 4 PM. The Pastor, Krista Mendoza will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Clarence graduated Bucknell University in 1954. He worked for Miller Roofing until his employment at J.C. Penny's Co. and his retirement in the early 1970s. He was a very active member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club, holding many different positions, including President in 1978. He also was a member of the Elmira Elks Club. A lifelong coin collector, he was a founding member of the Southport Coin Club and held memberships in coin clubs in Corning, Bath, and Dansville, NY. He was a very active member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, and always looked forward to volunteering for the Arctic League. In addition, he loved animals and adopted multiple former racing greyhounds. Memorials in Clarence's name may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/24/2014



MILLER – Mrs. Emma Isabell Gerow, 66, of Millerton, formerly of Wellsboro, died Friday, April 27, 1962. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Loreine Flood of Elmira, Mrs. Marjorie Thornton and Mrs. Anna Masso of Wellsboro, Mrs. Ruth Jamison of Perkiomenville, PA; sons, DeWitt and Frank of Wellsboro, Russell of Millerton; sisters, Mrs. Frank Youmans of Wellsboro, Mrs. Raymond Colegrove of DeBerry, FL, Mrs. Lee Cummings of Troy, Mrs. Ray Henry of Chester, Mrs. John Garrison of Williamsport; brothers, Albert Miller of Tioga, Arthur Miller of Rochester, Brady Miller of Sanford, FL, Joseph Miller of Montoursville, PA; 13 grandchildren; one great grandchild. Funeral service was held at Johnson & Tussey Funeral Home, Wellsboro, Monday at 2 PM, the Rev. James Collea officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Mansfield Advertiser, 2 May 1962, p.4

FRANK S. MILLER, 80 of 766 Pennsylvania Ave. Sunday, July 6, 1947.  Survived by nephews, Arthur C. and Edmund D. Miller of Elmira.  The body is at Smith and Fudge Funeral Home and this afternoon will be taken to the family home, where funeral will be held Tuesday 2 p.m.  Rev. Alfred P. Coman.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1947

Formerly of Laurel Street
Was born June 3, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Edmond and Beatrice (Hogaboon) Miller, went home to be with her Lord, peacefully on Saturday, June 23, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 89. Helen married Theodore J. FitzPatrick in 1936; prior to his death September 3, 1987 they celebrated 51 wonderful years of life and love together. Her son, Edward M. FitzPatrick; brother, Ralph Miller; sister, Cora Smith also predeceased her. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, L. King and Teresa FitzPatrick of Big Flats, NY; beloved grandchildren, Edward J. FitzPatrick of Canandaigua, NY, Terri FitzPatrick, Thomas G. FitzPatrick, both of Big Flats, NY; adored great-grandson, Christopher Weaver; sister, Ruth (Charles) Mitchell of Texas; along with several nieces and nephews. Helen was a devoted and faithful 77-year member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. She was an accomplished cook, an avid gardener and enjoyed playing cards. She loved and treasured her family and was very proud of her home. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation. (2:00 p.m.) The Reverend Susan Husted will celebrate her service. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Theodore. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 5th Floor, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14902 in her memory.

MILLER James F. Age 71, of 9600 South Orange Ave., Orlando, Florida, died Saturday, April 22, 2006, at Hunters Creek Nursing Center, Orlando, after a long illness. Born in Elmira, NY, December 29, 1934, he was the son of Arthur Charles Miller and Edna Stephenson Miller. He was an electrician and mechanic. He is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and David Otis of Rome, NY; two nieces, Deborah Otis of Rome, NY, and Christine Otis of Philadelphia, PA; a nephew, Richard and his wife, Amy Otis of Arizona; a grandniece, Mary Ashley Otis; and many cousins. Friends may call Wednesday, April 26th, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Lynch Funeral Home, Inc., 318 West Broad St., Horseheads, NY, where funeral services will be conducted immediately following visitation. The Rev. Sandra Olmstead will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are by H.P. Smith & Son, Inc., Funeral Home, 1607 Main St., Woodhull, NY.

MILLER James Robert, Jr. "J.D."
Age 36, of Elmira, NY. He was born December 14, 1970 in Lansdale, PA, to James Robert, Sr. and Patricia (Schaffer) Miller and died Thursday, April 26, 2007, unexpectedly. In addition to his parents, he is survived by his sons, Kenneth and Anthony, both of Elmira; sister, Tonya Kitchin of Elmira; stepsister, Faith Ann Moore of Pottstown, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. J.D. was formerly employed with Totem Taxi. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, May 2nd from 7 to 8 p.m. A time of sharing will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

MILLER –MRS. JOANNA CARRIE ROBINSON of Millport RD 1 Saturday, Aug. 22, 1953.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Gordon Dunbar of Elmira, Mrs. Donald Butters of Millport; sons, Francis J. and John C. Robinson Jr., both of Elmira; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. George Bleccker of Endicott, N.Y., Mrs. Charles Wynn of Elyria, Ohio; brother, John Miller of Pine City.  The body is at the Frank O’Dea Funeral Home where friends are invited to call and where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Alfred P. Coman.  Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/24/1953

MILLER - Madison Nicole MILLER, Dakota Elizabeth Infant daughters of Darcy Tarby and Michael Miller. The girls were born on July 23, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Madison was with her family for four days and Dakota for nine days. In addition to their parents, the girls are survived by maternal grandparents Nicholas A. and Frances Gallagher Tarby of Elmira; paternal grandfather, Daniel S. Miller with Claudette Snyder; paternal grandmother, Bonnie L. Congdon Miller; great-grandparents; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family services were held at McInerny Funeral Home on Friday, August 3, 2001. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Madison and Dakota may be directed to The Neo-Natal Unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, New York 14905.

MILLER –MARSLEAH BAILEY entered eternal rest Aug. 21, 2004, at her daughters' home in Smyrna, TN. Born Jan 10, 1914, at Leolyn, PA.  Moved with her family in 1943, to Elmira, NY.  Member of Westside United Methodist Church.  Retired from St. Josephs' Hospital, where she was a Pediatric Licensed Practical Nurse.  She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald H. Bailey; and son, Carl D. Bailey.  Survived by sister, Lareda Landon of Bradford County Nursing Home in Troy, PA; daughter, Elaine (John) Bacon, Smyrna, TN; son, John ( Maryann ) Bailey, North Port, FL, daughter, Kay (Johannes) Waart , Port Richey, FL; and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  Her cremains will be interred following a memorial service at a date TBA.  Donations in her memory may be made to Westside United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 3494, Elmira, NY or to St. Edwards Catholic Parish, Attn. Science Lab Project, 188 Thompson Lane, Nashville, TN.  –Elmira Star Gazette   (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira)

MILLER - SWEET Martha Ophelia (Miller) Age 88, of Elmira Heights, NY, became our guardian an gel on Saturday, July 16, 2005, at Arnot Ogden Hospital surrounded by her loving and devoted family after a courageous and valiant battle with cancer. Martha was born August 24, 1916 in Bradford County, PA, daughter of the late Frank and Martha (Witcoski) Miller. She was a brilliant, creative, strong willed and full of life kind of person. She worked several years as a home health aid, Rosenbaums clerk, and SSS Janitorial Service employee. She enjoyed traveling and taking trips to Atlantic City with her beloved sister, Pauline and niece, Rona. She loved fishing, spending time at Seneca Lake and doing crafts. Martha was also an exceptionally good cook. Besides being very active, she helped raise two of her great-grandchildren, Mike and Sean Cassada, whom she had a great fondness for. Her amazing strength and courage was an inspiration to all of us. Martha was predeceased by infant sons, Frank and Richard Sweet in 1942 and 1944; husband, Robert Sweet in 1969; son, Robert G. Sweet Sr. in 1998; brothers, Theodore Miller, Franklin Miller, Thomas Miller and Charles Miller; nephew James William Owen Jr. in 1987; a special friend, Louis Kosloski in 1994; and her Aunt Polly whom she spoke of often. She is survived by her sister, Pauline Owen of Athens, PA; sisters-in-law, Cora and Ethel Miller; sons, Larry M. Sweet of FL, Scott Sweet and daughter-in-law, Beverly Sweet of Dayton, OH; daughter-in-law, Dolores K. (Kosloski) Sweet of Horseheads, NY; brother to Dolores Sweet - John V. Kosloski Jr.; nieces, Martha "Rona" (Bud) Sutton of Mansfield, PA, Shirley May Miller and Nancy Rhinebold; nephews, Timothy (Gale) Owen of PA, and Terry Lindeman; great-nephews, Richard Kautz, Michael Kautz, Larry Houser, and Jesse Owen, all of PA; great-great-nephews, James and John Kautz of PA, Justin and Matt Kautz of PA; grandchildren, Robert (Tammy) Sweet Jr. of Elmira Heights, NY, Richard Sweet, of Elmira Heights, NY, Debra (Steve) Cassada; Darlene Sweet-Sabin; Lisa (Roy) Palmer Sr., Anthony Sweet (Wendy Mills), all of Horseheads, NY, Edgar Sweet, Christine Sweet, Lawrence Sweet, all of NJ, Joshua and Rebekah Sweet, of Dayton, OH; great-grandchildren, Robert Sweet III, Trisha Sweet, of Elmira Heights, NY, Jason Sweet (USCG-Key West, FL), Deidre Sweet, Erik Sweet, Jordan Sweet, all of Elmira Heights, NY, Michael Cassada and Sean Cassada "Taterbug", of Horseheads, NY, Ray J. Sabin and Michael Sabin, of Horseheads, NY, Roy Palmer Jr. and Brandon Palmer, of Horseheads, NY, Eddie Sweet Jr., and Destiny Sweet, of NJ; great-great-grandchildren, Hailie Sweet "The Great One", Alyssa Sandore, of Elmira Heights, NY, Alexis Mya Sabin "Princess"; and many other nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Martha blessed our world with many "Sweets" and will be missed to the highest degree. Her Memorial Service will be held at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035 on Thursday, July 21, 2005, at 7 p.m. Pastor Roger Curtis will be the celebrant. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery along side her husband, Robert.

PAUL E. MILLER age 75 of Southport Towers, Elmira, August 6, 1977.  Funeral service will be held Sunday 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Rev. Claude T. Corbett officiating.  Burial convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery.  He is survived by wife, Helen Miller of Elmira; one son, Paul E. Miller, Jr. of Indianapolis, formerly of Elmira; one daughter, Mrs. Jean Troger of Horseheads; three brothers, William Miller, Gilbert Miller and Donald Miller; three sisters, Mabel Schlott, Katherine Kemper, Lottie Jackson; seven grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 8/7/1977

Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. Survived by sons, Joseph (Carol) Ordway, Harvey (Elaine) Rosekrans; daughters, Bonnie (Dale) Comfort, Rosemary (Howard) Arnesen, Clara Harrington, Elizabeth (John) Christian, Electra (Albert) Krelie; 16 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert Miller; sisters, Frances Benjamin, and Elizabeth Carroll; very caring friend, Dr. Margaret Locke. Ruth was predeceased by husband, James Rosekrans; grandson, Jon Ruhmel; great-granddaughters, Sarah Arnesen and Carrie-Jo Sanders; sisters, Mary McCreight and Helen McWhorter; brothers, John Miller and James O' Carr; son in-law, Robert Harrington. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, on Friday, March 20, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 21, 2009, from 10-11 a.m. in the Living World Evangelical Free Church, 1119 Lake St., Elmira, followed by Funeral Service there at 11:00 a.m. Rev. Brian Kaine officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Living Word Evangelical Free Church, 1119 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901; or to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. The family would like to thank all the caring staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and the compassionate staff of the Maple Creek section of Elcor Health Services, including the day time program staff that assisted in the transition.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/19/2009

MILLER –MRS. SARAH MILLER BARNES, 75, wife of W. E. Barnes, Lawrenceville, Pa., funeral director, died late Monday afternoon, Jan. 24, 1938 at the family home in Lawrenceville, Pa.  Mrs. Barnes was born in Millerton, Pa., the daughter of George K. and Margaret Miller.  She married Mr. Barnes in Millerton in December 1881.  They went to Lawrenceville to reside in 1903.  She was an active member of the Lawrenceville ME Church and the Ladies Aid Society of that church.  She assisted her husband in his undertaking business.  Besides her husband, she leaves three daughters, Mrs. Leigh Stage and Mrs. Sherman Butler of Elmira and Mrs. Frank Andrews of Portville, N.Y.; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.  The funeral will be conducted at the family home Thursday at 2 p.m. by the Rev. D. N. Place.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/25/1938

MILLS- Elmira Advertiser, Sept.30, 1912: "Edward B. Mills, aged 37 years, who conducted a milk route in this city for many years, died at 5 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home, 1208 Grand Central Avenue, after an illness of about nine months. Mr. Mills was highly respected and his death causes profound sorrow. He is survived by his wife and two sisters, Mrs. Lewis Harter and Mrs. Frank S. Weaver, both of this city; two brothers, George Mills of Elmira, and Joseph Mills of Bradford, NY. The funeral will be held at the late home on Wednesday.  Note: He was buried at Woodlawn cemetery in the same lot as his Carman in-laws and his sister-in-law Mary Greene. Nancy Long (

MILLS –EMMA ANN MOSS, age 71 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 23, 1943 in Elmira, daughter of the late Willie and Reba (Thomas) Mills and went home to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her husband Lonnie in 1995 and is survived by her daughter Reba (Guy) Moss-Martin; son Lonnie (Monika) Moss; very close cousins (as sisters) Ernestine Ross and Marlena Guerrero-Lopez; grandchildren Julia, Kathrin, Anna and Eboni; great grandchildren Je'Lijah, Alexander, Zariyah, Christian and KaeLianna and a host of loving family and friends. She was a faithful member of Monumental Baptist Church. While there, she was a member of the Who So Ever Club (in her teen years), later on she became a Sunday School teacher. She was a member of the Pastor's Aid and the Gospel Chorus, which she really enjoyed. Emma loved life; she enjoyed her family, church and serving the Lord. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira on Monday, January 12th from 12 to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Special thanks to the 2nd floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the years of caring for Emma. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/9/2015

MILLS John W. Jr.
Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died August 16, 2008, at Founders Pavilion Skilled Nursing Facility in Corning, NY. John was born February 21, 1927 in Lubbock, Texas, the son of Alice Townsend and John W. Mills. He was predeceased by his wife of 49 years, the former Lois E. Pardee of Buffalo, NY. John is survived by his children, John III and his wife Marcia of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Lindsay and his wife Karen of Elmira, NY, and Holly Mills of Frisco, Texas; grandchildren, Jason Mills (currently serving overseas in the US Marine Corps) and Ashleigh Mills of Elmira, NY. Growing up in the midst of the great depression, John graduated from Galveston Ball High School in 1944 and enlisted in the Merchant Marines as a radio operator in the pacific theater, obtaining the rank of warrant officer. Following the end of WW II, he pursued an electrical engineering degree from Texas Tech University, graduating in 1950. Following graduation, he went to work for the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) and moved to Daharan, Saudi Arabia where he was involved in the design and construction of electrical generation and transmission facilities. It was there that he met his wife Lois and where their son John III, was born. Returning to the states in 1957, he worked for various electrical contractors in Buffalo, and Rochester, NY. During this time he obtained his NYS Professional Engineers License as well as his Master Electricians License from the City of Rochester, NY. In 1978 he purchased the former Cady Electric in Elmira Heights and for the next 12 years until his retirement, owned and operated John Mills Electric, Inc. He was active in the Elmira Heights Rotary Club, serving for one year as president. He was also very active in the Southern Tier Chapter of the National Electrical Contractors Association (NECA), and held the offices of chapter president and governor. He also served for many years on the I.B.E.W. Local 139/NECA Joint Apprenticeship Committee and Joint Trust Funds Committee. A modest, decent, and honorable man, he touched the lives of those around him in ways he could never have foreseen and changed their lives forever. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday Aug. 18, 2008, from 5-7:00 p.m. His Funeral Service will take place at the funeral home on Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. with interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Texas Tech Foundation, c/o John Mills Electric, PO Box 2068, Elmira Heights, NY 14903.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2008

Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, September 15, 2008, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Minnie was born on November 10, 1914 in Dublin, GA, to the late Lincoln and Mattie (Barnes) Mills. Minnie was predeceased by her husband, Lester C. Mosley in 1997. Survivors include her sons, Melvin (Rose) Mosley and Marvin (Lois) Mosley, both of Columbus, GA, James (Bonita) Mosley of Conway, SC. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, September 19, 2008, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Minnie's family would like to thank the staff at Elcor for the wonderful care Minnie received during her stay there.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/17/2008


MILLS Richard S

Age 58, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on January 3, 1955 in Elmira, NY to the late William and Adah (Lovell) Mills. Richard is survived by his wife, Debbi (Harvey) Mills; daughters, Carrie (Chad Doty) Miller and Heather Mills; step-children, Melody Schweiger and Dwight Schweiger; brother, William (Wynona) Mills; sister, Sandi (Danny) Flora; six grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Richard retired from St. Joseph's Hospital after 40 years of service. He loved playing his guitar and landscaping. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, November 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – November 1, 2013


MINIER –MRS. EDITH M. WELLES, 59, wife of M. H. Welles of Big Flats, died at 11:15 p.m. Friday, July 25, 1941 at a Corning hospital.  She is survived by her husband; two daughters, Mrs. C. F. (Eleanor) Henkel of Big Flats and Mrs. H. E. (Mary) Hahn of Burlington, Vt.; two sisters, Mrs. R. H. McGredy of Orange, N.J. and Mrs. John T. Smith of Horseheads and a brother, Henry Minier, Big Flats.  The body was removed to the Hilton Funeral Home in Big Flats and will be taken late today to Buffalo for cremation.  A private funeral will be held at 2:30 p.m. Monday at the family home, the Rev. Lillian Chapman officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/26/1941
MINIUM Margaret G. Bumbalo

Penn Yan: Age 96, died at Geneva Hospital on Monday, August 29, 2011. Margaret was born in Edinboro PA on February 28, 1915 a daughter of George W. and Minnie Cydel Minium. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph S. Bumbalo and sister Velma Minium. Margaret is survived by her daughter Judith A. Bumbalo of Boston MA; sons and daughters-in-law, John A. and Shane Bumbalo of Seattle WA, Joseph S. and Eileen Bumbalo of Penn Yan NY; grandchildren Lisa (Joshua) Wright, Lori (Byron) Lindsted, Heather Carbone, Julie (Patrick) Hobbs, Lucas Bumbalo; great grandchildren, Kayleigh, Aiden and Collin Wright, Joseph Lindsted, Elias Carbone, Garrett, Parker, Natalie, and Lincoln Hobbs; along with several nieces and nephews.  Margaret grew up in Edinboro PA, graduating from Edinboro High School. She was a graduate of Buffalo City Hospital School of Nursing and went on to earn a B S degree in Nursing Education from the University of Buffalo.  Margaret was a supervisor, and teacher, of Obstetric Nursing at Buffalo City Hospital. After raising her family Margaret returned to nursing to teach and practice at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. She finished her professional career as a School Nurse Teacher in the Elmira City School District.  Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Saturday, September 3, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. A funeral service will follow at 10:30 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Donations in Margaret's memory may be directed to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , P.O. Box 50, Memphis TN 38101 or Clinton Crest Manor, 411 Clinton St, Penn Yan NY 14527.   Star Gazette – August 31, 2011

Julia M. Age 90, of Elmira Heights, NY, died peacefully with her family by her side on Saturday, December 16, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility in Elmira. Julia was born on June 8, 1916 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Frank and Mary (Bunga) Misko. Julia is survived by her daughters, Marie Sanford (David Dobies) of Ithaca, NY, Marlene (Robert) Brace of Horseheads, NY, and Michele (Donald) Roberts of Rochester, NY; grandsons, Eric and Craig Brace, Kyle and Tyler Roberts. Julia was predeceased by her husband, Michael in 1986; brother, Samuel Misko. She was a devoted, generous and loving wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed. Julia was an active and devoted member of the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church in Elmira Heights for over 60 years. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, December 18, 2006, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Panihida Service will begin there at 8:30 p.m. Funeral service will be held Tuesday, December 19, 2006, at 10:30 a.m. at the Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church, with Father Jason Kappanadze as celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Family and friends are invited to the church to celebrate Julia's life immediately following her services at the cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. The family of Julia would like to express their thanks to the 5th floor of CCNF for the care their mother received.

Age 86, of Elmira, NY. He was born May 27, 1922 in Phillipsburg, NJ, son of the late John and Eva (Obuhanych) Misnick and died Tuesday, January 13, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Bernice in 1983; and his companion, Phyllis Kurtz in 2000. John is survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, George and Kay Misnick of Horseheads, William and Gloria Misnick of Corning; sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Benyo of Big Flats, Katie and Paul Bryan of Oklahoma City, OK; sister-in-law, Rosemary Misnick of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. John was a member of Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church. He was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Army; a member of the American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights and the Kalurah Shriners. John was employed with Remington Rand, operated a construction business, and built many homes and commercial buildings in the area and was the owner of Acme Furniture Store in Elmira Heights, which he operated for over 50 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, January 15th from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial services will be held at 4 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Friday, January 16th at 10 a.m. in Holy Trinity Orthodox Christian Church, 140 Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights. Rev. Jason Kappanadze will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to the charity of ones choice.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/14/2009 - 1/15/2009

MISSOFF Daniel A. Age 34, of Mattydale, died Monday from injuries suffered in a motor vehicle accident. Dan was employed by the Daimler Chrysler Corporation, New Process Gear Division for the past 13 years. He was a graduate of CNS High School. He is survived by his beloved wife, Amy (Giammichele) Missoff; his dog, Gordon, "The Elephantman"; his parents, Alan and Kathleen Downing and Dan and Debbie Missoff; his sister, Dawn (John) Michalkow; his brother, Jason (Lisa) Downing; two sisters, Carissa (Mike) Prosser and Michelle Missoff; his maternal grandmother, Delores Pullano; his father-in-law, Joseph Giammichele; niece, Nikolete Michalkow; nephew, Tyler Michalkow; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. Funeral services will be conducted at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, in the Pirro & Sons Funeral Home. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the funeral home, 514 Turtle St., Syracuse, on Friday from 4 to 7 p.m.

MITSAKOPOULOS - PATROS, Penelope "Penny" nee: Mitsakopoulos
Age 78, of 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, formerly of 705 Riverside Ave., Elmira, died Wednesday, May 28, 2008. Survived by son, Andy (Julie) Patros, Elmira; grandson, Thomas A. (Rebecca) Patros, Canandaigua, NY; brother, Jack T. Mitsakopoulos, Chicago, IL; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Pre-deceased by husband, Thomas A. Patros; parents, Panayiota and Theodore Mitsakopoulos; sister, Helen Silberman. Penny was a member of the St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church; a member of The Ladies Philoptochos Society; Church Women United; and a former volunteer for Meals on Wheels. Donations may be made in her name to St. Athanasios Greek Orthodox Church or to Meals on Wheels (Envelopes available at the Funeral Home). The Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, May 30th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. A prayer service there Saturday, 9:15 a.m. followed by a Funeral Service at St. Athanasios Church at 10:00 a.m., Rev. Richard Scott, Celebrant. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/30/2008.

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