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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

MOBLEY R.D. "Red"
Age 84 of Elmira, NY. He was born July 9, 1925 in Starkville, MS, son of the late Glen and Frances (Rice) Mobley and died
Monday, March 1, 2010, at Elcor Health Services. He is survived by his children, Betty Jo Smith and Danny (Winnie) Mobley of Elmira; sister-in-law, Elvie Mobley of Starkville, MS; along with four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Red was retired from Dalrymple Construction. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, March 8th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Mt. Nebo Lodge 82, F & AM PHA will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m. His funeral and committal services will follow with Rev. Roosevelt Simmons officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.7.2010

MOBLEY Willie
Age 80, of Elmira, NY died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at Elcor Health Services. He is survived by his brothers and sister-in-law, R.D. (Red) Mobley of Elmira, and Gamus and Elvie Mobley of Starville MS, all of Elmira; along with a host of nieces and nephews, including Betty Jo Smith and Danny and Winnie Mobley, all of Elmira. Willie retired from Dalrymple Construction. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 2nd from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. His Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 12 noon. Bishop Mark Vaughan will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/1/2008

MOFFAT  William-a former resident of Troy, died in his home in Elmira, Monday, April 21, 1947, at the age of 63 years. He is survived by his wife, Cady Moffat, daughter, Mrs. Violet Butters, sons, Donald and William Butters, Jr, all of Elmira, a sister and a brother.  Funeral and burial at Elmira.

JAMES M. MOFFETT Well Known Machinist, Resident of City Many Years, Dies This Morning – Ill for Nearly Two Years.  –James M. Moffett died in his home 109 College Avenue, this morning January 8, 1918 at 10:30 o’clock after an illness of more than two years, having its inception in a pressure on the brain, which was complicated with other aliments that developed as the original prostration progressed.  He was never well from that time.  He was attended by Dr. J. C. O’Brien.  The funeral will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock from the late residence, where a prayer services will be observed.  At half past two the ritual of the Knights Templar will be recited in the mortuary chapel in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The home service will be held by the Rev. A. G. Cornwell, pastor of Park Church.  The Templar service will be in accord with the expressed wish of Mr. Moffett.  Thursday, the day of the funeral will be the 68 birthday of the decedent.  James Malcolm Moffett was born in New York City, January 10, 1850 and while yet a mere boy, his father and mother came to Elmira to reside.  The elder Moffett was a north of Ireland man, of sturdy Presbyterian stock and the son inherited many of the father’s characteristic traits.  Young Moffett’s boyhood was blighted to a large degree by the death of his mother, not long after the family came to Elmira, his father marrying again.  As sometimes happens, this marriage did not turn out to the advantage of the stepson, yet notwithstanding some early vicissitudes, Mr. Moffett took the utmost and most special care of her, not only in respect for his father, but also as a duty, in her helpless old age.  If there is a crown of glory laid up for those who, following the Savior’s fatherly words of encouragement for those who being sick, were ministered unto, them a beauteous halo of luminous light is awaiting “Jim” Moffett over there.  After a period of schooling in the city, young Moffett clerked for a short time in a grocery, following this employment by a few months of service as a fireman on Erie locomotives.  His father was then, and had been continuously, a carpenter for the Erie Railroad and the son entered the same Erie shops to learn the machinist trade, under that well remembered and well beloved master mechanic, DeBruce Goodell.  There he worked for many years, from 1869 until he formed a partnership with his brother-in-law, Josias H. Richards, and opened a machine shop on State Street opposite the foot of East First Street.  When Mr. Richards retired from the firm, Mr. Moffett continued the business alone until he retire with an ample competency about five years ago.  As a machinist, Mr. Moffett was not a fast worker, but he was thorough, and when he delivered a job as finished, there was nothing further to be expected.  It was work to be relied upon.  For this reason Mr. Moffett’s shop was always crowded with orders and his services in demand.  Many operative buildings in Elmira are yet working with machinery and equipment installed by Mr. Moffett.  In 1873 Mr. Moffett and Mary A. Snyder, for many years a teacher in the public schools were united in marriage by the Rev. John Alabaster, pastor of Hedding M. E. Church, who survives and who has been a faithful companion for more than 43 years not only in the days of his strong manliness, but also for the two years and over, from which period dated the severe prostration from which he did not recover, although having in the meantime intermittent periods of improvement.  On Friday forenoon prior to last New Year’s he sank gradually into unconsciousness, which continued unto the end.  –Elmira Paper 1/8/1918
 

 

MOILANEN Eleanor M. Makeley

Elmira: Age 94, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, April 3, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Eleanor was predeceased by her husband, Everett Makeley. She is survived by her daughter, Anne (Richard) Holmes; grandchildren, Kim Holmes and Jeremy Holmes; great grandchildren, Kristen and Jared Oakes, Kyle Ryan and Cali Holmes; also several nieces and nephews. Eleanor was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She was an excellent cook, a lifelong member and Sunday School teacher at Westminster Presbyterian Church. Eleanor retired from the X-CEL Dairy after many years of service. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, on Friday, April 6, 2012 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 12:00 PM. Reverend Jane Winters will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. The family would like to thank the girls at St Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful care and kindness given to Eleanor during her illness.   Star Gazette – April 5, 2012

MOILANEN James A.
Age 82, formerly of Van Etten, died Monday, June 28, 2010 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. He is survived by his sister, Elanor Makeley, Elmira; sister-in-law, Shirley Moilanen, Van Etten; nieces and nephews. There is no service. Interment is at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010

MONKS IRENE WOUGHTER
A long time resident of Pine City, died very unexpectedly on Sunday morning, September 2, 2007 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center at the age of 88. Born in Elmira on April 26, 1919, daughter of Walter & Avis Heaxt Monks. She was married to Sydney R. Woughter in 1937 and he predeceased her in 1984. A homemaker, Irene was also employed by Holmes Trucking, and retired from the Chemung County Treasures Office as a Senior Account Clerk. In serving her Lord, she was a member of the Mosherville Bible Church. Irene was a supportive and loving mother who is survived by her children, Terry & Jackie Woughter, Gillett, PA; Bonnie & Elwin Vosburgh, SC; Janet & Robert Brown, GA; a sister, Hazel Stowe, Pennfield, NY; many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, a supportive church family and long time friends. In addition to her parents and husband, Irene was predeceased by her son, Jerry Woughter. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, September 5, 2007 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. with the Reverend Robert Bevins officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the families convenience. In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Mosherville Bible Church, RR2 Box 533, Gillett, PA 16925 in her memory.

ALBERT B. MONROE, 57, of 308 Hathorn St., Elmira, died July 4, 1985.  He is survived by his wife, Doris; son, Allen L. Monroe of Elmira; stepsons and daughters-in-law, Danny and Palma Jardin of Downington, PA; stepson Dale Jardin of Elmira; stepdaughter and son-in-law Deborah and Ronald Toliver Todd of North Carolina; brother Henry Monroe of Burlington; sisters, Eloise Smith of Sayre, Betty Shedden of Granville Center and Eleanor McNett of Canton; niece Joyce Hoyles; nine grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was predeceased by his twin sister, Alberta Spencer in 1960.  Mr. Monroe was a member of the Elmira Moose No. 517, and the Elmira Eagles No. 941.  Funeral service will be held today at 1 p.m. with burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

ROBERT MONROE, 86 of 806 Euclid Ave. Tuesday, July 2, 1946 after an extended illness.  Survived by son, Dr. Alvin H. Monroe; grandchildren, Miss Virginia Monroe and Atty. Donald H. Monroe, both of Elmira.  Body is at the Holly Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 4 p.m. Rev. Roland O. Hudson.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/2/1946

DONALD E. ‘DINTY’ MOORE age 58 of 901 Erie St., Sunday, June 9, 1985 unexpectedly.  Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal  service will beheld there Wednesday, 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert D. Anders officiating.  Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Survived by a nephew, Phillip Moore of Denver, CO; a niece, Candice of California; companion, Anne McDonald.  He was a retired employee of Conrail.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1985

MOORE, Horace C. The remains of Horace E. MOORE arrived in Elmira from Rochester last evening. Funeral services will be held in the Masonic Temple at 3 o'clock Sunday afternoon. The Masons and Elks will be in charge of the funeral, and Rev. A. C. MACKENZIE, chaplain of their lodge of Masons will officiate. The body will be placed in the receiving vault in Woodlawn Cemetery until word is received from the deceased s parents in Oakland, California as to its final disposition. Elmira Gazette and Free Press. Nov. 21, 1903. Sharron Vossoughi MOdesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifMOORE Merton S.
Age 100, formerly of W. 2nd, Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, December 21, 2008, at Riverview Manor, Owego, NY. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, December 30, from 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. with funeral services at the conclusion of calling at 1:00 p.m. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Rev. Don Guiles officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make memorials to the Horseheads Old Oak #346 F. & A. M. Masonic Lodge, 111 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY 14845. Merton is survived by a sister-in-law, Bessie Moore of Binghamton, NY; nephew, Robert and wife Sue Moore of Binghamton, NY; three nephews, Marcus Moore, Charles Moore and Thomas Moore, all of FL. He was predeceased by his parents, Walter and Ida Moore; sister, Miriam Moore; brother, Robert Moore; brother and sister-in-law, Walter and Priscilla Moore. Merton was a member of Christ United Methodist of Elmira, a U.S. Army Veteran serving during WWII. A member of the Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364, Grand Chapter of the Royal Arch Masonic of Horseheads, and was a retired Teller from the former Marine Midland Bank of Elmira. NOTICE: Officers and members of Horseheads Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 will meet at the Baker Family Funeral Home Tuesday, December 30, 2008, at 12:45 p.m. to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother, Merton. Signed, V.W. Elliott R. Blauvelt, JR. Master.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 12/28/2008 - 12/29/2008

MIRIAM L. MOORE age 86 of 904 W. 2nd St., died Monday, July 15, 1991.  There will be no calling hours.  The funeral and committal services will be at the convenience of the family.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Arrangements by Holly Keck & Baker Funeral Home.  Survived by 3 brothers, Merton, with whom she resided, Robert (Bessie) of Binghamton, NY and Walter (Priscilla) of Gainesville, FL; several nieces and nephews.  She was the daughter of the late, Walter and May Moore of Elmira and was a former member of the First Methodist Church and Pine Valley Methodist Church.  –Elmira star-Gazette 7/16/1991

MOORE - RUMSEY, Nelda E.
Age 82, of Millport, passed in to God's care on Apr. 21, 2008. She was predeceased by her husband, Irving in 1986. Her family includes her daughters and son, Ruby and Paul Egan of Stockbridge, GA, Rose Mary and Perry Elliott of Elmira, NY, Rocky and Debra Rumsey of Montour Falls, NY, Ruth and Mark See of Whitney Point, NY; 22 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; special neighbors, Curtis "Butch" Becraft and Phil Morgan. Nelda was also predeceased by her son, Ralph Rumsey; daughter and son-in-law, Rita (Michael) Villie; grandsons, Staff Sgt. Irving "Gabby" Villie, Boyd Fish, Michael and Kenneth Rumsey; great-grandsons, Joshua Villie and Devorek Grady. Nelda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and a kind and gracious friend and neighbor. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, today, Wed., April 23, 2008, from 5-7:00 p.m. and again on Thurs. from 10-11:00 a.m., when her service will follow at 11:00 a.m. with Dr. Robert Rundall to officiate. Interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Special thanks to Physicians, Intensive care and 3B staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/23/2008.

MOORE Robert C. Age 80, of 701 Dubois St., Elmira, NY. He was born June 1, 1925 in Waynesboro, GA, son of the late Grantson and Lucy Moore, and died Saturday, August 20, 2005, at Bethany Manor. He was predeceased by his brother, Albert Moore; and sisters, Luvenia Smith and Lula Mae Banks. He is survived by his devoted daughter, Betty J. (L. Charles) Taylor; son, Richard McKinnis, all of Elmira; sister-in-law, Mattie Moore of Belle Glade, FL; grandchildren, William Bythwood and Yonette Martins of Perth Amboy, NJ, Valerie Bythwood of Elmira, April (Morgan) Randolph of Rochester, NY; great-grandchildren, Tamisha Rouse of Long Island, NY, Jshontelle Rollins of Elmira, Belinda Bythwood of Perth Amboy, NJ, Brianna and Brandon Randolph of Rochester; three great-great-grandchildren; special nephew, Carlwell (Lucille) Moore of Geneva, NY; niece, Nancy Brown of W. Palm Beach, FL; along with a host of nephews and cousins; special friends, Annie Wilson and Jeri Whitty, both of Elmira. Mr. Moore retired from Corning Glass Works. Family and friends are invited to attend his funeral service on Thursday, August 25th, at 1 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Rev. Vernon Jordan will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

 

MOORE Warren C. – Warren C. Moore, aged 79 years, formerly of Richmond, died at the family home in Elmira January 22 after an illness of several weeks.  He is survived by his widow who was formerly Miss Sneline Clark of Mansfield and six children, Mrs. F. B. Floyd of Syracuse, Mrs. W. H. Shipman, Mrs. F.H. Rhinebella, Frances and Burt, all of Elmira; also six grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The deceased was a veteran of the civil, he having serviced in Co. L, 11th Regimen t, Pennsylvania Cavalry, and was wounded through both hands at the battle of Reams Station.  His grandfather was a revolutionary soldier and one grandchild, Floyd Warren Moore, is now with the United States expeditionary forces in France.   Wellsboro Agitator, 2 Feb 1918. 

 

JAY W. MOORHEAD, 77 of 328 W. Washington Ave. Friday afternoon, May 9, 1947.  Survived by niece, Mrs. H. W. Dickson of Bridgeport, Conn.; nephews, Robert M. Carrier of Batesville, Miss. And Robert W. Moorehead of Harrisburg, Pa.  The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where the funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Rev. Wilbur F. Clark, Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/1947
 

MOPPERT William R.

Age 63 of Elmira on 1/6/11. Survived by a brother and sister. Calling at Barber Funeral Home Horseheads Fri. Jan 14, 11:30-12:00 noon. Service at noon. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – January 13, 2011

MORGAN Frederick William
Age 48, of Cohoes NY and Elmira, died unexpectedly on Monday, November 23, 2009 in Cohoes. Fred was born January 17, 1961, the son of Frederick W. and Mary Edwards Morgan of Elmira. In addition to his parents, Fred is survived by his sister Katherine "Kate" Morgan of Horseheads and her children Miki and Paul Takeuchi; aunts Elizabeth deVries and Sonia Vincent of Elmira, Martha Wilcox of Merritt Island, FL, Sarah Morgan of Conklin, NY, Elaine Vincent of Angola, NY; uncle Donald Edwards of Sarasota FL; and several cousins. Fred was involved with Boy Scout Troup 11 growing up and earned his Eagle Scout badge. He was a 1980 graduate from Elmira Free Academy and was the class salutatorian. Fred received many awards and accolades while in high school. To name a few, Fred was a member of the National Honor Society, he was summa cum laude NYS Latin Scholar, and achieved 2nd place among men in a Mansfield State College Science Olympiad. Fred went on to SUNY Binghamton graduating in 1984, majoring in Geology and Chemistry. After college Fred moved to Sacramento CA to continue his education. While in California, and between working for landscaping firms, he spent a few months living in the Sierra Nevada Mountains and prospected for gold. Fred has worked for NYSDOT for the past 15 years and was a senior engineering technician. He was an avid fisherman and outdoorsman. He enjoyed collecting coins, stamps and rocks/materials. Fred was a member of the Sons of the American Revolution. He was a member of the Albany area Seventh Day Adventist Church. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, November 30, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at his parent's church, Lake Street Presbyterian, on Tuesday, December 1, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Donations in Fred's memory may be directed Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira NY 14901.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 28, 2009

MORGAN –MRS. IRENE D. LEWIS age 91, formerly of Southport Towers, Elmira, Sunday, February 19, 1989 in the Auburn Memorial Hospital, Auburn, NY.  She has resided in Auburn for the past years.  Mrs. Lewis was born in Corning, NY, the daughter of Harry and Eliza Threadneedle Morgan.  She has resided in Elmira all her adult life.  She is a retired seamstress from Marvins Clothing Store.  She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church.  She is survived by one daughter-in-law, Josephine Jane Lewis; 3 grandchildren, Craig, Peter and Teresa Lewis; 5 great-grandchildren; one sister, Elsie Salbach of Utica, NY; one brother-in-law, Harold Thomas; several nieces and nephews.  She was predeceased by her husband, William Lewis and a son, Walter H. Lewis.  Private funeral services will be held Wednesday.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of ones choice.  Funeral arrangements are with the Brew Funeral Home, 48 South St., Auburn, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1989

MORICH Diane Garvey
Age 48 of Corning, New York formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died
on Sunday October 24, 2010 at Corning Hospital after an extended illness. Diane was born September 13, 1962 in Elmira, New York the daughter of John and Vera Sanscharowskiy Morich. Diane received her Bachelor's Degree from Elmira College and was pursuing another Bachelor's Degree from The Art Institute of Pittsburgh. Diane married her husband Joseph F. Garvey on August 12, 1989 and they recently celebrated their 21st Wedding Anniversary. She was an administrative assistant at Schweizer Aircraft for several years and had worked at Swift Glass in Elmira Heights, NY. Diane was pre-deceased by her maternal grandfather Fedor Sanscharowskiy on February 11, 1985, her maternal grandmother Natalia Rudvanska Sanscharowskiy on April 5, 2006, her uncle Anatoli Sanscharowski on September 28, 1968, and by her aunt Zena Sanscharowskiy Sweet on November 7, 2007. Diane is survived by her loving and devoted husband Joseph F. Garvey; her parents: John & Vera Sanscharowskiy Morich; special aunt: Zena Sanscharowski of Horseheads, NY along with several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many many friends. Private Funeral Services will be held at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY at the convenience of the family. Diane will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.- Elmira Star Gazette, October 26, 2010

MORRELL Benjamin A.
Age 62, of Pine City, NY, died Friday, February 13, 2009, at Elcor Nursing Home in Horseheads, NY after a long battle with cancer. Ben was born in Elmira, NY on June 4, 1946, the son of Richard "Doc" and Frances (Hulslander) Morrell. Ben graduated from Elmira Southside High School and was a truck driver, employed for many years with Dalrymple Sand & Gravel. He then worked with his father in the family business. He was an avid sports fan and loved to play baseball. Besides his father, Ben is survived by two daughters, Shelly Wibirt of Athens TN, and Pamela Brown of Knoxville, TN; one granddaughter, Jessica Brown of Knoxville, TN; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Francie (Donald) Saunders Sr. and Sonja (Mike) Garrison, both of Morristown, TN; nephew, Donald Saunders Jr.; nieces, Francine Pound and Nicole Saunders. Also survived by special friends, Bob Williamson of Lowman, NY and Rieta P. Boyden of Mainesburg, PA. He was predeceased by his mother, Frances Hulslander Morrell in 2001. The family will receive visitors at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, February 16, 2009, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. A private Memorial Service will be held at the convenience of the family with Rev. Allen Hulslander, cousin of the deceased, officiating. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that those wishing may make donations in Ben's memory to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/14/2009 - 2/15/2009

MORRELL Carl A.
Died peacefully at home on July 2, 2008. He was born December 12, 1916 and was the fourth son of Anthony and Gertrude Kuhne Morrell who predeceased him in death. Carl was a lifelong resident of Elmira, NY who served the city and his country throughout his life. He was in the U.S. Navy from 1942 - 1945 and was aboard the aircraft carrier USS WASP during the Pacific Campaign. He was awarded numerous medals for his duty during WW II. Carl worked for the U.S. Postal Service for 32 years until retirement in 1972. He was also co-owner of Morrell's Tailors and Furriers, his family business and an Elmira hallmark, from 1950 until it closed in 1980. As the Elmira City Historian for 11 years Carl spoke before civic and educational groups including the Public Broadcasting Service and was a well-recognized authority on Elmira's role during the Civil War. His book, Seymour Dexter-Union Army was published in 1996. Carl received the Paul Harris Fellow Award for civic involvement. He was also awarded the "Key to the City of Elmira" for his dedicated service. Carl was one of the original members of the Board of the Chemung County Living History. He played an integral part in the erection of the Civil War Monument, located at Hoffman Street and Winsor Avenue, in Elmira. In 1975 Carl was appointed to the Elmira Tax Assessment Board where he remained until 1980. Carl Morrell was an active member of many groups, including the Elmira Stamp Club, the American Philatelic Society, the Nocturnal Adoration Society, for over fifty years, and the National Association of Letter Carriers. Carl was a member of St. Anthony's Parish for his entire life. His brothers, Joseph, Edmund, Anthony, Thomas, and John, preceded Carl in death. Survivors include his wife of 63 years, Amelia Cascio Morrell; three daughters and sons-in-law, Carol and Marc Fink of McLean, Va and their children, Noah and wife Sarah, Dr. Jada Cade and husband Alex; Elizabeth and Ted Stille of Centreville, Va and their children, Ted and his wife Dr. Kacy Stille, and daughter Lauren; Catherine Morrell-Skeps and Phil Skeps of Ithaca, NY and their sons, Timothy Morrell and Joseph Skeps; one son, Carl A. Morrell of Cary, NC and his daughters, April Catherine and Cara Ann; one great grandchild Kayla Fink; sister Pauline Nybeck; brothers and sisters-in-law, Paul, Gerald and Mary, Donald and Margaret Morrell; sister-in-law Teresa Morrell; brother-in-law John Cascio; along with many nephews, nieces and cousins. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, July 6, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, July 7, 2008 at 8:45 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 9:30 a.m. at St. Patrick's Church. Interment, with full military honors, will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to thank Dr. Greenburg and staff for the wonderful care given Carl during the past years; Patti, Staci and Carrie for their professional and loving care; and Maggie Lagonegro for spiritual comfort and many visits. Members of the Nocturnal Adoration Society will meet at McInerny Funeral Home on Sunday, July 6, 2008 at 5:00 p.m. to conduct a service for Carl. Signed, Dick McGill.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/4/2008.
 

MORRELL Richard H. "Doc"

Age 90, died on December 17, 2011 with his family by his side in Rogersville, TN. Richard was born March 18, 1921 in Pine City, NY where he spent most of his life. He is survived by daughters & sons-in-law, Francie & Donald Saunders, Sr. of Rogersville, TN and Sonja & Michael Garrison of Morristown, TN; grandchildren, Donald Saunders, Jr., Francine Saunders, Shelly Wibirt, and Pamela Wibirt Brown; great-grandchildren, Nicole Saunders, Mikenzie Fisher, and Jessica Brown; long with many nieces and nephews. Richard was predeceased by his father, Hiram Benjamin Morrell; mother, Mabel Wilson Morrell; wife, Frances Hulslander Morrell; son, Benjamin A. Morrell; sister, Marilyn Sherman; brother-in-law, Ernest "Parm" Sherman. He was a lifelong resident of Pine City, NY and owned and operated Pine City Petroleum & The Water Wagon. Richard enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during WWII on an LST carrier. He was a 56 year member of the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed watching baseball games and bowling with his Masonic brothers. His greatest love of all was flying his airplane, with family and friends, to various places throughout the country. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, December 21, 2011, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Thursday afternoon at 1:00 p.m. His cousin Reverend Allen Hulslander will officiate. Graveside service will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the hospice organization of your choice in Doc's memory.  Lodge Notice - Officers and members of Elmira Masonic Lodge #95 will meet at the funeral home Wednesday at 6:00 p.m. to conduct a service for our dear departed brother.  Master Harold Denton.  Star Gazette – December 19, 2011
 

LEE H. MORSE, 80, of 411 Linden Place Saturday, Dec. 9, 1961.  He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church and a member of Union Lodge, F J AM.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Alma Morse; daughters, Mrs. Wilmot R. Craig, Mrs. George E. Craig; one grandchild.  Funeral at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home Tuesday at the convenience of the family, the Rev. James Collea.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Advertiser 12/11/1961

MORSE -  BROWN, Roberta Mae "Bobbie", Age 79, of Elmira, NY died Sunday, April 20, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Bobbie was born on April 17, 1929 in Elmira, daughter of the late Robert and Angelina (Morga) Morse. Bobbie graduated from Southside High School, later marrying the love of her life, Mathew Brown of 59 years. Bobbie was a "people person", loved and cherished by her schoolmates, neighbors, friends and fellow employees from Loll's Pharmacy and Mustico's Restaurant. The number of people she has taken care of in her life are too numerous to mention. Above all she took care of her family, for which she will be dearly loved and missed by. Survivors include her daughter, Susan (special companion, Jim Harrington) Brown of Trappee, PA. Bobbie was recently predeceased by her husband, Mathew on Thursday, April 17, 2008. Family and friends are invited to a memorial service for both Mathew and Bobbie on Thursday, April 24, 2008, at 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In memory of Bobbie, donations can be made to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, ICU, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. The family of Bobbie would like to thank the ICU at Arnot Ogden Medical center for the compassionate care Bobbie received.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/22/2008 - 4/23/2008.

MORSEMAN - McCARTHY, Betty M.
Loving wife, mother and grandmother - Formerly of Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA, died peacefully at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY on Tuesday morning, February 24, 2009, at the age of 82. Betty was born September 20, 1926 to the late Charles and Annabelle (Lisk) Morseman. She was a former employee at Remington Rand in Elmira, NY. Betty was predeceased by her husband, Leo McCarthy, in 1998; her sister and brother-in-law, Virginia and William Held; and by her sisters-in-law, Helen (Elmo) Owen and Louise (Howard) Warren. She is survived by her daughters, Roxann (Bill) Hillyard of Gillett, PA and Darlene (Arthur) Sullivan of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Timothy, Katherine, Joseph Hillyard, Trisha and Michelle Sullivan; brother, Charles (Marveen) Morseman of Erin, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, John (Marjorie) McCarthy, Paul (Ann) McCarthy and Francis (Shirley) McCarthy; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY 607-739-2035 on Thursday, February 26, 2009, from 1-4 p.m. Mrs. McCarthy's Funeral Service will be held at the conclusion of hours with Fr. Robert MacNamara. Betty will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY next to her beloved husband, Leo, on Friday, February 27, 2009, at 10 a.m. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember Betty may do so through charities of one's choice. The family would like to thank the staff of Colonial Ridge South for the loving care they provided Betty.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/25/2009

MORSEMAN Brett A.
Age 24 of Elmira, NY formerly of Addison, NY died on Saturday July 5, 2008. Brett was born in Hornell, NY on December 11, 1983 the son of Brenda L. Beebe and Arthur Morseman Sr. He is survived by his parents: Brenda L. Beebe of Elmira, NY and Arthur Morseman Sr.; sisters: Sabrina Cook of Van Etten, NY and Sara Morseman of Scottsville, NY; brother: Arthur Morseman Jr. of Elmira, NY; his children Bryan Morseman and Sara Morseman; his girlfriend and mother of his children: Tabatha Bellows; Tabatha's three sisters: Tiffany, Valerie aka Poopy, and Susan and Tabatha's brothers-in-law: Steve-O and Joey; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and numerous friends including J.R. McKie, Mike McKie, Leigh Ann Fields, Zackary Fields and many others too numerous to mention. Gravesite Committal Services will be held on Wednesday July 16, 2008 at 10 AM in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements are entrusted to the Lynch Fun eral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/14/2008
 

MOSHER Machell Bailey

Age 64 of Horseheads, NY died on Sunday May 22, 2011 surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. Machell was born May 20, 1947 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late D. James and Eleanor Miller Mosher. She married her husband Paul R. Bailey on August 27, 1966. Machell devoted her life to her family and was the best wife, mother, and grandmother a family could ever have. She was a devout Catholic and communicant of St. Casimir's Church in Elmira, NY and a co-founder of The Perpetual Adoration Chapel at St. Casimir's. Machell loved quilting, knitting, and crocheting and always kept herself busy. Her love for people led her to knitting hats and booties for the children in The Neo-Natal Unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center as well as her making a quilt which was raffled off for AIDS Research. Machell's love and compassion touched and influenced many lives. She was pre-deceased by her son Michael Patrick Bailey on March 4, 1972 and by her brother Gary Mosher. Machell is survived by her loving and devoted husband Paul R. Bailey; her loving children: Kimberly & Howard Leipham of Horseheads, NY, twin sons Paul R. Bailey Jr. of Horseheads, NY and Wally J. Bailey of Corning, NY, Gary P. Bailey of Horseheads, NY, and Donna T. Bailey of Horseheads, NY; beloved grandchildren: Sarah Leipham, Katie Leipham, Mikey Leipham, Mara Bailey, Thomas Bailey, and Matthew Bailey; second mother: Joan Mosher of Horseheads, NY; sisters: Candice & William Boyles of Wellsburg, NY , Charlene & Daniel Delaney of Breesport, NY, Donna Cicconi of Arizona, and Cookie Mosher of Endicott, NY; brother: David & Beth Mosher of Horseheads, NY; several brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Our Thanks to Dr. Timothy Baxter & his Staff, Dr. Thomas Jennings, Dr. Earl Robinson, Dr. Mark Ivanick, Dr. Osmund Agbo, Dr. Gregory Malanoski, and Dr. Charles Raudet. The Respiratory Therapy Department, you became part of the family. All of the Nurses and CAN'S and everyone who touched Machell with kindness and compassion. Also IVY II Cardiology and Coumadin Clinic Knitters. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Hicks and Jeremy Bellinger. Our deepest gratitude to our dear friend Dr. William DeLuccia. Machell believed that God guided your expertise that's allowed her more time with us. We will be eternally grateful. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday May 27, 2011 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM . Machell's Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Saturday May 28, 2011 at 9:30 AM at St. Casimir's Church corner of Davis Street & Roe Avenue in Elmira, NY. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – May 24, 2011
 

MORTER –BETTY J. MORTER COLON Age 70, and formerly a longtime resident of Old Ithaca Rd., Horseheads, went home to be with the Lord and Savior Sunday, April 10, 2005, after an extended illness, surrounded by her family and loving caregivers of the Falls Home in Montour Falls. She was born December 12, 1934 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late William and Waneta (Quail) Drake. She is survived by her children, Shirley (Tom) Thomason of Horseheads, Tammy (Jerry) Smalts of Oklahoma City, OK, Jo Anna (Skip) McWilliams of Horseheads, Daniel (Angie) Morter of San Diego, CA, Cindy (Hugo) Garcia of Moore, OK, Timothy (Geri) Colon of Yucaipa, CA; 21 grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; brother and sisters, Carl (Betty) Drake of Elmira, NY, Marion Doran of Elmira, Shirley (Dick) Robinson of Caton, NY, Beverly (Anthony) DiPaulo of Rome, NY, Winifred (Michael) Giannaco also of Rome, NY; and several nieces and nephews. Betty was also predeceased by her brothers, Richard and William "Sonny" Drake. A very giving person, Betty loved to laugh and above all else, loved her family and the time spent with each and every one of them. Her smile will be missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, today, Tuesday, Apr. 12, 2005, from 2-4:00 and 7-9:00 p.m. Her service will take place at the funeral home on Wed. at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Memorials to Arctic League, PO Box 113, 114 W. Second St., Elmira, NY 14901, or The Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Restricted Cardiac Care Fund, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. Submitted by Carol Brotzman.  Elmira Star Gazette Aril 12, 2005.

MORTER TAMMY MARIE SMALTS
Tammy Marie (Morter) - Age 48, of Oklahoma City, OK, died after a brief and courageous battle with cancer on June 6, 2007 at home surrounded by her family. She was born June 11, 1958 to the late Betty Colon and the late Lynn Morter. She is survived by her husband, Jerry Smalts; daughters, Amanda and Savannah Lile at home; stepdaughter, Jennifer Smalts; and stepsons, Matt and Kevin Smalts; brothers and sisters, Shirley and Tom Thomason of Horseheads, NY, JoAnna and Lloyd McWilliams also of Horseheads, NY, Daniel and Angie Morter of San Diego, CA, Cindy Morter and Hugo Garcia of Moore, OK, Timothy and Geraldine Colon of Yucaipa, CA; and many nieces and nephews. Tammy was an inspiration to all of us who were fortunate enough to have her in our lives. She lived with a passion that was infectious, teaching us to take advantage of every day and live without fear or regret. Her strength in the face of adversity and unwillingness to give up were an example in courage for us all. Tammy also taught us that the true worth of a life lived is not measured in possessions or material wealth, but in how many other lives we touch and change for the better. Tammy touched many lives, and everyone she came in contact with was richer for the experience. She was not only a loving wife and mother but also a fierce friend. She gave freely of herself and blessed us all with her love. Family and friend are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Monday, July 2nd, 2007, between the hours of 5-7:00 p.m. to share with us fond memories, stories and special times. She will be laid to rest beside her mother in Woodlawn Cemetery at a time to take place privately with her family.

MOSCH -  HABECK, Joyce M.
Age 83, of Elmira, died after a brief illness, with her family by her side, on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Joyce was born May 31, 1924, a daughter of Walter and Fern Smith Mosch. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son, Michael J. Habeck, and brother Walter Mosch, Jr. Joyce is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Richard H. Habeck; son, Kenneth R. Habeck of Malone, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Karen A. and James Mahunik of Moravia, NY; 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren; and cousin, Robert Mosch, with wife Renee, of Wilmington, DE. Joyce was a long time active member of Westside United Methodist Church. She was also a volunteer usher at The Clemens Center, and active with the Big Flats Senior Citizens Group. Joyce loved to go camping with her family and enjoyed shopping. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, December 28, 2007 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Joyce's memory may be directed to Westside United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 744 W. First Street, Elmira NY 14905.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/26/2007.

MOSHER, Alonzo B-65, of Millerton, died Friday afternoon, July 8 (1949). Mr. Mosher was a native of Sylvania and was very well known in that vicinity. Surviving are his wife, Alice Heyler Mosher; one daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Updyke of Millerton; a stepsister, Mrs. Carrie Omelion of Millerton; five grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Soper and Vickery Funeral Home, Troy and will be taken to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gilbert Updyke of Millerton Tuesday afternoon. Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 pm with burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.

 

MOSHER Candice L."Nina" "Nonnie" Boyles

Age 67 of S. Broadway, died peacefully in her sleep on Fri. Oct. 11, 2013 at her Wellsburg home. Born on Feb. 9, 1946 in Elmira, Candy was the daughter of the late, D. James & Eleanor Miller Mosher. She married William "Bill" Boyles on June 21, 1969 in E. Troy, PA. She was the proprietor of Candy's Beauty Shop which she proudly operated. Her major focus in life was the care and time spent with her grandchildren. She also enjoyed crafts, tole painting, sewing and quilting. Surviving is her loving family, husband and companion, William Boyles, Wellsburg; children, Robert Boyles, Elmira; Jamie (Lisa) Boyles, South Corning; Cassandra (Heath) Battle, Elmira; and Brandon (April) Boyles, Elmira; 12 grandchildren, Morgan, Tyler, Jacob, Hunter, Zachary, Peyton, Madeline, Brooke, Marly, Grady, Macy and Maya; siblings, Donna Cicconi, AZ; Charlene (Dan) Delany, Breesport; Dave (Beth) Mosher, Horseheads; Cookie (Deb) Mosher, Big Flats; brother-in-law, Paul Bailey, Horseheads; nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Candy was predeceased by her sister, Machell Bailey and brother, Gary Mosher. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Tues. Oct 15, 2013 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Mary's Church, Franklin St. Elmira on Wed. at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – October 13, 2013

 

MOSHER Eloise Mosher Allen, 95, of Elmira, NY died Saturday, June 9, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY.  She was born October 18, 1905 in Sylvania, PA, the daughter of the late Clarence Peck and Bertha (McClelland) Mosher.  They moved to Elmira in 1906.  Eloise and Cecil Allen were married 61 years at the time of his death in 1991 at the age of 91.  Eloise graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1924.  She worked at Lewis Brothers Wholesale Jewelers for ten years, then Deister and Butler Jewelers for 30 years.  Eloise and Cecil traveled extensively after their retirements.  Eloise was very active in senior citizens organizations like RSVP.  Eloise is survived by her nephew, Richard (Marilyn) Allen of Binghamton, NY and Naples, FL; cousins, Mary Elizabeth (Joseph) Welch of Richmond, VA, Phyllis Jean (George) Sutton of Rowland, NJ, Richard D. (Linda) Besley of Columbia Cross Roads, PA.  Funeral services were held at the Oltholf Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on June 12 with the Rev. Cathy S. Black officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Memorial donations in the name of Eloise Mosher Allen may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  “Troy Gazette-Register,”  Troy, PA  Thursday, June 14, 2001

MOSHER –ELOISE MOSHER ALLEN, life-long Presbyterian Age 95, formerly of 609 Chester Street for 86 years, died on Saturday, June 9, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, Elmira, NY. Eloise was the wife of Cecil C. Allen and were married for 61 years, at his death on December 13, 1991, at the age of 91. She was born October 18, 1905 in Sylvania, PA the daughter of the late Clarence Peck and Bertha (McClelland) Mosher. They moved to Elmira in 1906. Eloise graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1924. She worked at Lewis Brothers Wholesale Jewelers for 10 years, and then Deister & Butler Jewelers for 30 years. Eloise and Cecil traveled extensively after their retirements; Canada, Alaska, Mexico, Asia, Australia, New Zealand, Spain, France, Italy and Turkey. She was very active in senior citizens organizations like RSVP; she knitted hundreds of baby caps, mittens, scarves and other clothing items as a volunteer. Eloise is survived by a nephew, Richard (Marilyn) Allen of Binghamton, NY and Naples, FL; cousins, Mary Elizabeth (Joseph) Welch of Richmond, VA, Phyllis Jean Besley (George) Sutton of Roseland, NJ and Richard D. (Linda) Besley of Columbia Cross Roads, PA. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Tuesday, June 12, 2001 from 10:00 to 11:00 AM. Funeral and Committal Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours (11:00 AM). The Reverend Cathy S. Black will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, beside her husband and parents, at the convenience of the family. Memorial Donations, in the name of Eloise Mosher Allen, may be directed to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette

MOSHER MARGARET I GEE
Burt, Mrs. Margaret I Gee (Mosher) -48, of Pine City, NY, niece of W G Mosher, Sylvania, and known to many in Troy and Sylvania, was instantly killed, Monday, November 24, 1947, at 10:55 a m about 5 miles north of Canandaigua, NY. With two companions, she was proceeding north on Rt 352, toward Rochester when her car skidded on the ice and snow on the highway and struck a fence post brace. It was thrown like a javelin through the left side of the windshield and Mrs. Burt was instantly killed. With her were her sister, Mrs. Mabel Bates, 49, Pine City and Mrs. Ralph Loomis, 52, Elmira, who were unhurt. The car then struck a telephone pole and broke it off. Mrs. Burt was the owner of the W M Gee Coal Company. She is survived by her husband, Dana R Burt, daughter, Mrs. Robert F Edsall, mother, Mrs. Lucy A Mosher, sister, Mrs. Allen L Bates, all of Pine City, and brother, William Mosher, Elmira. The body was brought to the Soper Funeral Home and the funeral was held from the family home in Pine City Wednesday at 2 pm with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

MOSHER Marlene L. (Southard)
Of Catherine Mobile Park, Millport, NY on Saturday, September 7, 1991 at home, after an extended illness. She is survived by her son, Floyd Southard Jr. of Pine City, NY; daughters & sons-in-law, Evonne & William Hickey of Millport, NY, Penny & Scott Hulslander of Caton, NY; grandchildren, Jack & Spring Hickey, Teeja & Angeleenia Fivie. Mrs. Southard was employed at Bethany Center. There will be no prior Calling Hours. Private Funeral Services will be held at Barrett Funeral Home at the convenience of the family. Rev. Charlotte Mitchell will officiate. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice in her memory.

MOSHER - Mary H. Crippen, wife of Seth Crippen, died Saturday morning at their home, at Conemaugh, Pa., aged thirty ? years. Mrs. Crippen is the daughter of Mrs. Betsey Mosher of 107 ? street, this city. She is survived by her husband and two children, her mother and five sisters, Mrs. Clara ?, Mrs. Edward Hazen, Mrs. Edward McMillan, Miss Catherine Mosher, Miss Elizabeth Mosher; four brothers, Albert, George, Dee and Frank Mosher of this city. The remains arrived this morning at 10 o’clock and was taken to the home of her mother 107 Partridge street, where the funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock. Interment will be at Woodlawn. (handwritten on article Aug 8, 1903)

MOSHER –MRS. NETTIE M. WHITE, wife of John E. White of Millport and formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, July 5, 1941 at 5:30 p.m. at home of Mrs. Pearl Strait, Millport.  She was 48.  Survivors include her husband; two sisters, Mrs. may Lane of Mansfield and Mrs. O. C. Lee of Calhoun, La.; three brothers, Archie Mosher of Philadelphia, Audley and Louis S. of Osceola, pa.  Mrs. White was a member of the Church of the Nazarene, Elmira.  The body is at the Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Howard Park officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1941

MOSHER Walter-aged 70, Pine City Road, Elmira, died Friday, January 3, 1946, in his home there. He was a retired D L & W employee with 40 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Lucy M Mosher, two daughters, Mrs. Allen Bates, Binghamton, and Mrs. Walter Gee, Pine City; one son, W G Mosher, Elmira. William G Mosher, Sylvania is the only surviving brother. Funeral services were held Tuesday at 2 pm. from the home of his daughter, Mrs. Gee. Rev. Bruce Pierce officiating with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

MOSLEY - BROWN, Essie Mae
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, September 1, 2009, at home with her loving family by her side. She was born on October 19, 1922 in Macon, GA to the late Albert and Essie (Barnes) Mosley. Essie was predeceased by her husband, Charles Brown; and son, Albert Brown. Survivors include her son, Charles (Lucinda) Brown of Chemung, NY; daughters, Essie Pearl Harpe of Virginia Beach, VA, Eloise (Michael) Barclay of Elmira, and Rachel Patricia Brown of Brooklyn, NY; sister, Patsy Willis of Macon, GA; brothers, Numa Mosley of Macon, GA, and Willie Lee Mosley of Detroit, MI; many grandchildren, several great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews; special friends, June Sheehan and Pauline Pardee. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, September 4th, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

MOSLEY Minnie
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, September 15, 2008, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. 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 9/18/2008

MOSS Delbert K. Moss
Delbert K. Moss, age 90, of Elmira, died on Tuesday, December 7, 2010, at home surrounded by his adoring family. He was born in Wilkes-Barre, PA on October 29, 1920, the son of the late Delbert L. and Helen (Knappman) Moss. Delbert married the love of his life Shirley Helm at Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira on April 26, 1947 and is survived by Shirley; their son, Larry Moss; and daughter, Nanette Moss, both of Elmira; sister, Ruth West of Gillett, PA; nieces and nephews, Tamara (Rich) Dean of Ellicottville, NY, Kitty Mooney of Friendship, NY, Jeffrey (Pok) Lain of Olean, NY, Candace (Ted) Barth of Bolivar, NY, Helen Hoover of Binghamton, NY, David Gale and special mention of great niece, Lindsey Gale and great nephew, Daniel Gale of Binghamton, NY, Bobby West of Hedgesville, WV, Gary (Wanda) West of Hedgesville, WV, Steven (Sharon) West of E. Smithfield, PA, Kim West Clarkson and Richard Day of Germantown, MD, Michael (Jackie) Rinehart of Elmira, NY, Patrick (Cheryl) Rinehart of Elmira, NY, Martin (Linda) Rinehart of Phoenix, AZ, Diana Rinehart of Elmira, NY, Rebecca (Joe) Cleary of Elmira, NY, Gregory (Courtney) Rinehart of Ithaca, NY, Rita (Emil) Krazinsky of Elmira, NY, Jeannie Fitzpatrick of Wisconsin. Special mention of very good friend and neighbor, Ellie Hack and family. Delbert is predeceased by his sisters, Evalyn (Robert) Lain and Jean (David) Gale; nieces, Wendy Lain, Melody Pettit, Alice McGann and Kathy Cass; and nephew, Jerome Fitzpatrick, Jr. Delbert joined the Marine Corps in 1942 and was stationed aboard the battleship USS Augusta and was the Captain's orderly. Corporal Moss saw action during the invasion of North Africa at Oran. His ship was active in the invasion of Italy near Naples. Delbert was in a party of men that accepted the surrender of the German forces on the islands in Marseilles, France harbor. During the invasion of Normandy the USS Augusta was the communications center for the invasion. Delbert saw action at sea and was honored to be the orderly to King George VI of Great Britain while he visited the ship. He was also honored to be the orderly for President Harry Truman, as the President was being taken to the Potsdam Conference at the end of the war. When his service was ended, Delbert returned to Elmira. He met his future wife, Shirley, soon after. They were married April 26, 1947 at Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira. The couple had been happily married for over 63 years. He was a longtime employee of Remington Rand in Elmira as a final adjustor for the Swiss calculator, the Precissa. Delbert was laid off from the Rand in the 1970's when the company closed and took what was a hobby, antiques, and made it into a business called Del's Antiques on E. Miller St. in Elmira. He retired in his 60's, enjoying his family. Family and friends are invited to call on the Moss family at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Saturday, December 11, 2010, from 1:00-3:00 p.m. At 3 p.m., the Marine Corps League will honor Delbert with Military Honors and the presentation of United States flag to his beloved Shirley. Rev. Michael Weeden of New Beginnings United Methodist Church will celebrate Delbert's life following Military Honors. Graveside services will take place on Monday, December 13, 2010, at Woodlawn Cemetery at 11:00 a.m. with the family meeting at the Walnut Street gate. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette - December 9, 2010

MOSS Jimmie Lee
Age 77 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 15, 1932 in Ben Hill County, GA, son of the late Rev. Luke and Ella Mae (Johnson) Moss and died
Saturday, March 27, 2010 unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brothers Mack, Robert, Henry, Lonnie and Allen Moss. Jimmie is survived by his wife of 60 years, Udella (Harvard) Moss; children and their spouses Matthew and Alice Moss of Oxon Hill, MD, Tyde and Wilfred Wells of Elmira, Edward Moss of Ithaca, Jerome and Marykay Moss of Fredonia, NY, Bill and Terry Moss of Ithaca, Renee and David Bangura of Bladensburg, MD; 14 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law Roy and Edna Moss, Luke and Sue Moss, John and Jane Moss all of Elmira, Jack and Raphael Moss of Ocala, FL, Gene and Theresa Moss of Detroit, MI, Mr. & Mrs. Conway Moss of Atlanta, GA; sisters and brother-in-law Mary Alice Simpson of Elmira, Dorothy and Henry Shelanskey of Elmira, Beatrice Moss of San Antonio, TX along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Moss was a member and deacon at Word of Faith C.O.G.I.C. He retired from Kennedy Valve; was formerly employed with the City of Elmira and owned and operated Jimmie's Trucking Business. Family and friends are invited to visit Word of Faith C.O.G.I.C., 356 W. Thurston St., Elmira on Tuesday, March 30th from 11 am to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Pendexter Mack will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jimmie through donation to the American Heart Assoc. or the American Lung Assoc. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.28.2010

 

MOUCHA Marvin M. Moucha 

Age 82, formerly of Elmira, NY died Monday October 1, 2012 at Unity Hospital in Rochester, NY. Marvin was born on July 13, 1930, the son of the late Edward and Elizabeth (Seamen) Moucha. He is survived by his loving wife Lois (Little) Moucha; sons, Bill (Dawn) Moucha, Brian (Cindy) Moucha and Jim Moucha; also four grandchildren; and three brothers and one sister from Wisconsin. He was predeceased by his daughter, Tula Joy Moucha. Marvin retired from Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY after many years of service. Marvin and his wife Lois were the owners and operators of Little's Cyclery, a well-known bicycle shop on south Main Street in Elmira, NY, for many years. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Friday October 5, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a graveside service immediately after calling hours at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – October 3, 2012


MOUNTAIN Eugene "Bubesi`" "Gene, Gene the Dancing Machine"

Age 72 of Elmira, NY. He was born October 8, 1939 in Brooklyn, NY, son of the late Eugene L. and Mary (Farrell) Mountain and died Friday, February 10, 2012 unexpectedly at home. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his brother Bruce "Fudge". Gene is survived by his wife Alma; son Sean; grandchildren Sean Jamal Mountain II, Reily Brooks, Yahmeia Kitchings, Orion J'Sean Mountain, Tearny Brooks, Zamariyah Mountain, Tony Swan and Darian Brooks; sisters Leola (Bucky) Geter of Elmira, Estelle (Cecil) Burley of Tulsa, OK and Lydia (Tommy) Saffold of Memphis, TN; brother Arthur Mountain of Brooklyn, NY; special daughter Deanna Dunn; lifelong friend Bishop J.C. White, of Bridgeport, CT along with a host of nieces and nephews. He was a member of the First C.O.G.I.C., Brooklyn, NY and retired from the Elmira City School District. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Wednesday, February 15th from 10 to 11 am. His funeral service will be held at 11 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – February 13, 2012
 

MOWERY Richard N. (Dick)

Of Catalpa Drive Horseheads, age 63 went into the loving and grace-filled arms of his Creator on Friday September 22, 2006 after a courageous battle with cancer. Dick was born May 7, 1943 at home on Westlake Street in Horseheads, NY to the late Charles M. and Mary K. McElligott Mowery. Dick was also pre-deceased by his first wife, Suzanne (Wheeler) Mowery, his sister Diane (Mowery) Knox and his mother and father-in-laws, Bill and Louise Wheeler and Lloyd and Cecile Becker and surrogate father, Harold Decker. He is survived by his wife, Rev. Anne L. Mowery; daughters, Tara R. Mowery (Ben) Savichky and Beth A. Flora (Jim) Miller Jr.; brother Charles Mowery; sisters Margo (Thomas) Chimeleski and Donna (Charles) Schiefen; brothers-in-law: Dayton "Pete" Knox, Gary (Patricia) Wheeler, Robert (Marian) Becker; sister-in-law: Joyce (Joseph) Cicconi; his special Dalmatian companion, Sara Jane; special friend and surrogate mother, Fran Decker and several nieces and nephews. Dick graduated from Horseheads High School. From 1975-1990 he was the owner and operator of Mowery's Gas Station/Garage, Gardner Road, Horseheads. He began employment at Tate Equipment in 1991 and worked there even through his illness. He has been a member of the Horseheads B.P.O.E. #2297 for over 30 years. A special thanks goes to the doctors, nurses, and staff at IMAST and St. Joseph's Hospital for their professional and personal care and concern. The family would also like to thank all of Dick's faithful customers throughout his years at the gas station. A special love goes to those who blessed him throughout his life: all of his family, Paul and Marilyn Deiseroth, and Dick and Tillie Tate who treated him as a son, the crew at Tate Equipment, his Elk brothers and sisters, and many other friends too numerous to mention. Family and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY from 5-8 PM on Monday September 25, 2006. A celebration of his life will be held on Tuesday September 26, 2006 at 11 AM at the Funeral Home. Chaplain George Welch and Rev. Anne L. Mowery will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. The family will provide flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to the Horseheads B.P.O.E. UCP Drive, Elks Care-Elks Share Veterans Program, or Student Scholarship Fund % Horseheads B.P.O.E. #2297, 6 Prospect Hill Road Horseheads, NY 14845. Envelopes will be supplied at the Funeral Home. It is hard to sing of oneness when our world is not complete, when those who once brought wholeness to our life have gone, and naught but memory can fill the emptiness their passing leaves behind. But memory can tell us only what we were, in company with those we loved; it cannot help us find what each of us, alone, must now become. Yet no one is really alone; those who live no more, echo still within our thoughts and words, and what they did is part of what we have become. We do best homage to our dead when we live our lives most fully, even in the shadow of our loss. For each of our lives is worth the life of the whole world; in each one is the breath of the Ultimate One. In affirming the One, we affirm the worth of each one whose life, now ended, brought us closer to the Source of life, in whose unity no one is alone and every life finds purpose. (-from the Jewish Prayer Book)

MOWRY - FESTAG, Belva I.
Age 82, recently of 712 Hopkins St., died unexpectedly on December 20, 2007 at her daughter's home in Douglasville, GA. She was born in Wyoming County, PA on October 11, 1925, to the late Grover C. and Lyda A. (Arnts) Mowry. Belva was the widow of Paul H. Festag Jr., who died on November 18, 1993. They were married for 38 years and met through her brother, Stephen Mowry (now deceased), who worked at the Bendix Plant during WWII. She was predeceased also by her well-loved younger brother, Lester (Zeke) Mowry, in 1966 at the age of 37. She was the loving, giving and devoted mother of Deborah R. Festag, Becky A. Festag, both of Douglasville, GA, and Christine Festag Farmer of Dallas, GA; grandchildren, Luke Paul Farmer, Shannon Nicole Farmer and Noah Michael Farmer, all of Dallas, GA; son-in-law, Michael A. Farmer; brother and sister-in-law, David and Sandra Mowry of Binghamton, NY; sister-in-law, Alfreida Mowry Lott of Mehoopany, PA; sisters-in-law, Marian and Florence Festag of Elmira; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Raymond and Judi Festag of Williamsburg, VA; along with five nieces and four nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews. Belva, who preferred the name Belle, was a member of the First Baptist Church of Horseheads for almost 40 years. She and her husband, Paul, enjoyed traveling to visit their daughters in Georgia, as well as participating in numerous mission trips to Columbia, Ecuador and Germany to help struggling churches. They would paint, tile and help fix meals for the missionaries for a two week time period. After Paul retired from the City of Elmira Fire Department in 1986 after 31 years, they enjoyed a leisurely tour of England, Scotland, Sweden and Norway for a couple of weeks, visiting historical sites. Belva was a devoted member of her local Southside TOPS Club for almost 30 years and was the TOPS Secretary for several years. She enjoyed taking long walks around the City of Elmira on a daily basis and was often recognized by the local store owners. She loved planting flowers at her home on Hopkins Street, as well as vacationing with a Seniors Church Group to various far-flung destinations such as France, England and the Bahamas. As a widow, she maintained her close and loving relationships with her daughters and grandchildren by regularly traveling solo to Georgia to visit them and their families. She loved babysitting for the grandchildren, along with reading and playing with them, and enjoyed an especially close relationship with her youngest grandchild, Noah, age 6, who she affectionately called "my little boy". She will be greatly missed by her daughters, grandchildren, family members and friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, December 27th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place on Friday, December 28th, at 1 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Horseheads with Pastor Robert Finch officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the First Baptist Church Mission Fund in Belva's memory.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/25/2007.

MOURHESS   Michael David died December 7th, 2004 in Naples, FL. He was born in Elmira, August 19th, 1953. Graduated from Southside High School in 1971. He served in the USAF and worked as a landscape designer in San Jose, CA for 20 years. He is survived by his brother, Patrick of Moreno Valley, CA. Graveside services will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Thursday, November 10th at 1 p.m.

MULLIGAN-NGUYEN, Linda A., Age 70, Of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 12, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her daughters, Karen Crippen, Heather Rinebold and Leslie Rinebold; granddaughters, Amanda Rinebold and Armandra' Diaz; grandsons, Justin Scott and Evin Scott; great-grandsons, Justin Scott Jr. and Evion Scott; sister, Joan Neece. Linda was predeceased by her husband, Hieu Nguyen. She was a member of the Southside Baptists Church of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to attend a Funeral Service at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Sunday, June 15, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing to may make memorials to the American Kidney Fund, 6110 Executive Blvd., Rockville, MD 20852.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/14/2008.

 

MULRAIN Mable Mulrain Peters Forbes

Age 82 of Elmira, NY. She was born to Edgington and Elaine Mulrain in St, Vincent, West Indies on November 13, 1930. She died on January 29, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband's Winston C. Peters and Dallas Forbes; sisters Cynthia Santos and Thelma Bryan. She leaves to mourn her sister Lois (George) Rivers of Spring Hill, Florida, Sons James Austin Peters of Savannah, GA and Charles Alonzo (Mary) Peters of Corning, NY along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren; great, great grandchildren and friends. Mable worked in New York City. Upon retiring, Mable moved to Elmira, New York. She was a member of the Friendship Seventh-day Adventist Church in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, February 4th from 11 am to 12 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 12 pm. Pastor George Bulgin will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.    Star Gazette – February 1, 2013


MUNSON Samuel V.

Age 39 of Pine City died Sunday morning, March 27, 2011 near home as a result of a snowmobile accident. Born on December 15, 1971 in Elmira, Sam was the son of Gary L. & Dinah Ravert Munson. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy Class of 1991 and attended SCT BOCES where he learned the trade of welding. Sam received his Associate's Degree from Mohawk Valley Community College. He was employed by Cameron Fabrication, Horseheads for over 16 years and most recently Courser Inc., Big Flats as a welder. An avid outdoorsman, Sam's interests included bow and gun hunting, riding ATV's and snowmobiles. He was a devoted father, son, and brother. Surviving is his loving family and many friends; daughter, Megan Munson and her mother, Lisa Munson; parents, Gary L. & Dinah Ravert Munson, Pine City; brothers, Peter M. & Margaret Munson, Harleysville, PA; Gary A. & Hope Munson, Erin; Mathew & Karen Munson, E. Meredith; step-grandfather, Arthur Cook, Pine City; girlfriend and companion, Janie Madden, Horseheads; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sam was predeceased by his beloved daughter, Samantha Munson in 2004; along with his maternal grandparents, Albertie & Samuel Ravert; his paternal grandparents, Alma Munson Cook & Kenneth Munson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thursday evening, March 31, 2011 from 6-8 p.m. and again on Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 noon. Funeral services will follow the Friday visitation at 12:15 p.m. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where Sam will be laid to rest beside his beloved Samantha. In lieu of flowers Memorials may be directed to Megan Munson Trust Fund c/o Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Elmira, NY 14904.  Star Gazette – March 29, 2011
 

MURCH Maryann Lynch
OF Elmira, NY - Was born June 4, 1969 in Richmond Borough, NY, the daughter of Gerald and Chong H. (Lee) Murch, died
peacefully, at home, unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 21, 2010 at the age of 41. She is the loving wife of Timothy P. Lynch and beloved mother of Tyler J. Lynch; survivors include brother-in-law, Jim (Carroll Ann) Lynch, of Elmira, NY; sister, Lena (Clint) Freeman of Elmira, NY; brother, Theodore Murch of Hamilton, OH; nieces and nephews; Kylie Lynch, Kariss Lynch, James Lynch, Autumn and Amber Freeman; dear friend and Godmother of Tyler, Linda Savino of Horseheads, NY; along with several other relatives and close friends. Her mother, Chong H. Lee Murch, preceded her in death July 19, 2010. Maryann's favorite time of year was the holiday season, most importantly Christmas. She enjoyed the trips to Disney World with Tim and Tyler and felt right at home with all the Disney Characters. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, September 26, 2010, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating her life and honoring her memory will be held there on Monday, September 27, 2010, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Robert Russell will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Pastor Russell conducting the committal prayers. To honor Maryann's memory, a trust/educational fund in the name of her precious son, Tyler J. Lynch, may be directed to HSBC, 150 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 24, 2010

MURDOCK Gerald F. Age 49, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, February 15, 2007, unexpectedly at home. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, February 18th, from 2 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

MURDOCK Gerald F. Age 49, of Elmira, NY. He was born November 12, 1957 in Elmira, the son of William E. Sr. and Marialyce (Waid) Murdock, and died Thursday, February 15, 2007, unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his father, William E. Murdock, Sr.; and is survived by his daughter, Emily Murdock of Elmira; mother and stepfather, Marialyce and Ralph W. Martin of Horseheads; brother, W. Bradley Murdock of Marcy, NY; sister, Karen Coleman of Elmira; nephew, Stephen Murdock of Marcy, NY; aunts, Rev. Elizabeth Waid of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, and Margaret Vegeler, Esq. of Ft. Wayne, IN. Gerald attended the Independent Baptist Church. He was employed with Capabilities, Inc. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, February 18th, from 2 to 4 p.m. His memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.

MURPHY - WILCOX, Carolyn J.
Age 55, of Elmira, with her loving family by her side, died at her home, Tuesday, December 29, 2009. Carolyn was born January 31, 1954, daughter of the late Leo and Theresa Raymond Murphy. She is survived by her husband of 39 years David N. Wilcox; children, with their families, Shawnie and Thomas Brown of Caton, with children, Haley and Teagan; Joel D. and Shannon Wilcox of Pine City, with daughters, Victoria Anderson and Amelia Wilcox; Lance I. and Amber Wilcox of Pine City, with sons, Ian and Evan; sister and brother-in-law Cathy and John Bailey of Waverly; brothers and sister-in-law, Patrick and Sherry Murphy of Endicott, NY, Robert Murphy of Waverly; father-in-law and mother-in-law Duane and Marvis Wilcox of Athens, PA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Duane A. and Kathy Wilcox of Pine City, Bonnie A. and Pete Mullen of Riverside, CA; several nieces and nephews; family dog "Belle". Carolyn was a Cafeteria Manager with the Elmira City School District. Looking out for others, Carolyn was active in the Chemung County Big Brother-Big Sister Program, made clothing donations to the Battered Women's Program through Catholic Charities, and crocheted hats, scarves and blankets for the neo-natal unit at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She loved to cook and enjoyed doing crafts with her grandchildren. Carolyn also was an avid gardener and enjoyed traveling. She was an active member of St. John's Episcopal Church in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. on Sunday, January 3, 2010 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday, January 4, 2010 at 1:30 p.m. with Father Robert Adkins officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Carolyn may be remembered through donations to either, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830, or American Cancer Society , 1316 College Avenue, Elmira NY 14901.  Published in Star-Gazette from December 31, 2009 to January 2, 2010

MURPHY - GRIDLEY, Constance (Connie) Ann Murphy
Age 85, of Albany, NY, died very peacefully in her apartment at the Avila Retirement Community, where she was a committed citizen, on Friday, August 8th, a day the Chinese consider the most auspicious day of the century, surrounded by her priest, dear friends, and her daughter, Maryanne; and son-in-law, Charles Klaer. Connie was a woman of Sisyphean fortitude. In her later years, she broke her right hip twice and fractured her left knee as well. Each time she valiantly took on the arduous physical and water therapy challenge leading to returned mobility. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2007, with Maryanne and Chuck, she took her first European vacation this spring to France's Brittany near Treguier, Nargis on the Loire and gamely followed her walker throughout the sights, restaurants, pastry shops and museums of Paris. She was born in Brooklyn, NY, March 7, 1923, daughter of Lawrence and Anna Terrace Murphy. She was predeceased by her sister, Alice Murphy Patterson; brothers, Robert A. Murphy, Lawrence V. Murphy Jr. and Michael M. Murphy, all of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, NY. She was the active partner and loving wife of John C. Gridley who died in 1994 after a lengthy career as Chemung County Executive, Chairman of the Chemung County Board of Supervisors, past City Manager of Elmira and Saratoga County Manager, and Deputy Commissioner of the New York State Office of Local Government. Throughout her life she remained active as a volunteer and pursuing interests as a skilled seamstress, knitter, gardener, swimmer, and card player. She is survived by her daughter, Maryanne Gridley; son-in-law, Charles Klaer; and cat, Annie of Altamont NY; her nephew, Philip and his wife, Maria Paterson and their children, Dean and Gabrialle of New Jersey; and her niece, Anne Eichenger and her daughter, Tiffany Rossels and Tiffany's children, Morgan and Isabella of Colorado. Friends are invited to a Memorial Mass, Friday, August 15th at 2 p.m. at the Church of Saint Vincent de Paul, 900 Madison Avenue, Albany, New York 12208. Interment of Connie's ashes will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, contributions might be made to the Avila Retirement Community Staff Christmas bonus fund. Arrangements by Baker Family Funeral Home.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/12/2008 - 8/13/2008

MURRAY –MRS. JENNIE F. PARSONS died at the family home, 418 Fulton Street, last night at 7 o’clock.  She is survived by her husband, Amos Parsons; a son, Murray Parsons; a daughter, Erma Parsons, at home, and Mrs. F. H. Knapp, also of this city.  She is also survived by her mother, Mrs. Annie C. Murray, of Harrisburg, Pa.; four sisters, Miss Minnie Murray and Miss Emma Murray of Harrisburg, Mrs. Abbie Nauss of Harrisburg, Pa., and Mrs. Ida Danforth of Brooklyn; one brother, J. Edward Murray of Harrisburg.  The death of Mrs. Parsons came very unexpectedly.  It was at 5 o’clock yesterday afternoon that she was stricken and within two hours she answered the final summons.  For many years she had been an active member of the Southside Baptist church, taking an exceptional interest in all the activities of the church body.  She was a loved teacher in the Sunday school.  Her death is a severe shock to the family and to the entire community.  She possessed a beautiful, loving disposition, and her departure is sincerely mourned by hundreds of friends.  The funeral will be held at the family home Saturday at 2 p.m., the rev. Delos Abrams officiating.  The burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Circle No 4 of the Southside Baptist church will meet with Mrs. Crandall on Herrick Street, Saturday, at 1:30 p.m. to attend the funeral of Mrs. A. W. Parsons.  –Elmira Star Gazette.  (Born Sept. 13, 1864 and died March 8, 1917)

MURRAY – Marilyn L. Freemen, age 77, formerly of Laurel Street, Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Friday, October 1, 2004, at the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, PA. She was born May 4, 1927 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Walter and Catherine Louise (Robinson) Murray. Marilyn was predeceased by her loving, caring, and devoted husband, LeRoy W. Freeman; brother, Edward Leo Murray. She is survived by her beloved children, Jeffery Freeman of Elmira, NY, Miralee Ackerson of Greensboro, NC, Jerry Freeman of Freeport, IL; twin daughter, Jeanette Dumas and Janice Tush, both of Florida; sister, Barbara Hemley of Corning, NY, Kay Ellis of Las Vegas, NV; brother, Jack Murray of Horseheads, NY; along with 16 loving grandchildren, several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Her family was her life and she loved them all dearly. She was an excellent cook, great homemaker, and wonderful housekeeper. Marilyn also took great pride in hand painting the craft items that LeRoy made. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, October 10, 2004, from 4-6 PM. A Memorial Service celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 6 PM. The Reverend Donald Hoff will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Meals on Wheels and Southern Tier Hospice. – Elmira Star-Gazette, 7 Oct. 2004

LINDA HELEN MUSSAW, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Edward F. Mussaw, 115 W. Chemung Pl., died Saturday, May 22, 1943 at 8:57 a.m.  Besides her parents, she is survived by two brothers, Edward Jr. and James Richard; one sister, carol Joyce; a grandfather, George Shoemaker of Leonardsville, N.Y.  The body was at the Wilson Funeral home.  Funeral Monday 2 p.m. at the home.  Rev. Edgar O. Spaven.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/1943

MYLES
Ms. Carolyn 1962 September 10, 2001 Psalm 91: 1-2 "He that dwelleth in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the Shadow of the Almighty, I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in whom I trust." Carolyn was born March 14, 1962 in Elmira, NY to the late, Robert Myles and the, late Mae Alice Myles. Carolyn attended Elementary Schools at Hendy Ave. and A.W. Booth, graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1980 and Buffalo State University in 1984 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Design. Carolyn was an active member of the Omega Essence Sorority and also a member of Queen City Temple #146 and Elizabeth Kimbro Council #125. Carolyn was a dedicated and devoted employee of the Star-Gazette for 12 years, currently holding the position of Pre-Press Manager. She was also formerly employed by Tops Supermarket for 10 years as a Deli Clerk and RKB for 6 years. Carolyn enjoyed working and working for others. She was never satisfied until everyone else was satisfied, that is why everyone had love for her. Carolyn leaves to cherish in her memory, her devoted companion, Lester Sowell of Elmira; grandmother, Marie Cray of Hazlehurst, GA; stepfather, Thomas Davis of Elmira; and her four sisters and three brothers, Katherine McMillan of Hazlehurst, GA, Robert Myles of Elmira, Cora Myles of Elmira, Curtis Myles of Homerville, GA, Donald Myles of Elmira, Sharon and Lamar Bell of Elmira and Maelene Hayes of Elmira; three special friends, Marnita Brown, Sandra Paul and Yolanda Sapp; a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Calling hours will be held on Monday, September 17, 2001 from noon-1pm at St. Paul's Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira. A Funeral Service will be held at the church following calling hours at 1pm. The Rev. Johnny Vaughn officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements are under the direction of Barrett's Funeral Home. 

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