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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Obituaries

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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

NAGLEE (SRGP 3119)
Arthur D. Age 93 of Elmira Heights died on Thursday, September 6, 2001 in St. Joseph's Hospital. Art was born November 30, 1907 in Coudersport, PA, the son of the late Samuel & Rilla (Reed) Naglee. He was predeceased by his wife of over 61 years, Mazie J. (Smith) Naglee on January 8, 1997. His surviving family includes his sisters, Nora Johnston of Athens, PA, Eloise Councilman of Horseheads, NY; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Naglee of Gwynedd, PA, Maude Rice of Raleigh, NC; Dorothy Swimelar of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews including, Joan (Fred) Ogden, Kay (Ron) Carpenter, Sandra Lorden, William (Rena) Johnston, Kathy (Kenneth) Hansen and a host of other relatives and close and caring friends. For over 30 years Art, along with his wife owned and operated Naglee Moving & Storage Co. During that time a worldwide reputation was established in providing quality service and a leader in the industry and has continued for the past 85 years. He was a long time Elmira Heights resident and was a very active devoted member of the Elmwood Baptist Church, Horseheads Old Oak Lodge #364 F & AM and former 20 year member of Elmira Heights Rotary Club. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, Today Fri. Sept. 7, 2001 from 6-9:00 p.m. and again Sat. Sept. 8, 2001 from 9:00 am - 10:00 a.m. His funeral service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials in Art's name to the Elmwood Baptist Church, 230 Elmwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

NASH LISA R. GEORGIA
Lisa R. (Nash) Age 43, of Elmira Heights, died and Savior ("Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved") at home on Thursday, September 21, 2006. With special thanks to Southern Tier Hospice for making that possible. Lisa is survived by her husband, David, of 24 years; sons, Daniel, Joshua, and Benjamin, all at home; her parents, Wayne and Darla Nash of Elmira Heights; sisters, Melissa (Tim) Dowdle of Elmira, and Shelly Bates of Elmira Heights; and brother, Richard Nash of New York City, NY; several nieces, and nephews; and special friend, Bea Seymour. Lisa loved making a safe and loving home for her family. She was a devoted wife and mother. Lisa was a member and a Sunday school teacher of Independent Baptist Church. She was predeceased by her mother, Rose Mary Armstrong. Friends and family may call on Monday, September 25, 2006, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. There will be a funeral service at the Independent Baptist Church, 719 Holdridge St., Elmira, at 7 p.m. Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, September 26, 2006, at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the Building Fund for the Independent Baptist Church.

NASH Lois J. Nash
Age 74, died
Sunday, December 5, 2010 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born January 9, 1936 in Sayre, PA the daughter of Wm. Grant and Luella Betsy (Cook) Nash. She was retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with 44 years as a Registered Nurse in many positions. Lois was predeceased by her parents and sisters, Florence LaVigne and Clara Daly; brother Grant Nash. She is survived by her sister, Laura (Frank) Reynolds; Wayne (Darla) Nash; sister-in-law, Peggy Nash; along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. Lois enjoyed bowling, volunteering and visiting Casino's. It was Lois's wish for no calling hours. A Graveside service honoring her life will take place on Thursday, December 9, 2010 in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street. The family will be meeting at the gate at 10:00 AM. Reverend Rick Price will officiate. A celebration of her life with a luncheon will follow at the home of Frank Reynolds, 41 Reynolds Drive Extension Big Flats/Horseheads, NY after the graveside services. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Lois with donations to the Chemung County Human Society & SPCA, Inc., 2435 State Route #352 Elmira, NY 14903 or a charity a one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.  Thank You - The family wishes to express their sincere thanks to the staff on 4-D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Bethany Courtyards and Manor for the outstanding care given to Lois.  Star Gazette - December 7, 2010

NAYLOR - BLANCHARD
Ellen G. "Gerry" Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, May 29, 2005, at the Founder's Pavilion in Corning, NY. Ellen was born in Nanty Glo, PA, daughter of the late Issac and Dinah (Peach) Naylor. Ellen retired from Sears & Roebuck as a Retail Sales Manager after many years of service. She was very active in Christ United Methodist Church in Elmira, and she loved spending time with her family on the shores of Seneca Lake. Survivors include, daughter, Donna Whitehead of Campbell, NY; grandchildren, Clifford F. Whitehead III of Corning, NY, Sheri (Donald) Markell of Campbell; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Heather Whitehead, Cody Hill and Jenna Markell; very best friend of 54 Years, Kathryn McClain of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, June 2, 2005, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

CHARLES H. NEAR, 66 of Sing Sing Rd., Town of Big Flats died unexpectedly at 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, 1939.  He leaves his wife; a son, J. Malcolm Near of Elmira; two grandchildren; a brother, John Near of Auburn; a sister, Mrs. Edward Fox and several nieces and nephews.  The body is in the Smith and Fudge Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1939

NEISH Helen L
McCANN - The Elmira Advertiser - Saturday Morning - April 28, 1917 - Page 2
Mrs. James McCann, Sr.
The funeral of Mrs. Helen L. McCann, widow of James McCann, Sr., will be held at the home on Oakwood avenue, Elmira Heights Sunday afternoon.  The Rev. R. Lew Williams, of Lake Street Presbyterian Church, will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn. Mrs. McCann was a daughter of the late David and Margaret Neish, and was born in Andes, Delaware county, N. Y., on July 18 [13?], 1829.  Her parents were natives of Scotland, her mother having come to the United States in 1818, and her father in 1826.  The Neish family moved to Erin, in this county, in 1831 with their two children, one of whom was Mrs. McCann.  Eight other children were born to them while residing in Erin.  Mr. and Mrs. Neish lived together 55 years, and there was never a death in the family until the father died in 1884.  Mrs. Neish survived him until she died in 1896. Mr. and Mrs. McCann were married May 23, 1849 and to the union were born six children, three of whom Mary Helen, Eamma Jane and Margaret Amelia died many years ago.  They celebrated their golden wedding anniversary at the family home May 23, 1899, when their family assembled at the homestead.  Mr. McCann died about thirteen years ago.  He also came of one of the pioneer families of this part of the State and was a leading farmer and real estate owner many years. Mrs. McCann was a charter member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church and was ever faithful to her work as a Christian woman.  She was of a kindly disposition and motherly in her treatment to all with whom she came in contact, which endeared her to a host of friends, who while they mourn in the separation, yet are thankful for her long life and the uplifting inspiration which it gave out in her daily life.

THEODORE HARDING NELSON, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon Nelson of 19 Pennsylvania Avenue died Sunday morning (June 27, 1924) at 6:30 o’clock.  Besides the parents the child is survived by the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Grant Nelson and Mr. and Mrs. George Harding.  The funeral was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock and burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The Rev. C. G. McConnell officiated.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/30/1924

BAKER NEWELL, 81, a member of the Pennsylvania Railroad Honor Roll, died this morning at 9:40 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Burt Bryan, 653 Beecher Street.  Mr. Newell was born near Towanda, Pa. Dec. 25, 1849.  He entered the employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad as a boilermaker Aug. 4, 1869 and with the exception of a period of ten months he gave a continuous service until his retirement on a pension by the company Sept. 1, 1915.  Mr. Newell is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Luke Mosher and Mrs. Burt Bryan of Elmira; a son, James of Candor; 12 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; a sister, Mrs. S. B. Rogers of Elmira; two brothers, Frank Newell of Burlington, Pa.; Leonard Newell of California.  The remains repose in the Wilson Funeral Home until late Wednesday afternoon, until late Wednesday afternoon when they will be removed to 653 Beecher Street, where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. William Allen will officiate.  Burial Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/28/1929

NEWELL - Clarence E. Newell, 76, of 333 1/2 Broadway, Tuesday morning, Nov. 29, 1949, following an extended illness. He was a member of the Southern Tier Lodge of Odd Fellows. Survived by wife, Mrs. Daisy Andrus Newell; daughter Lillian of Elmira; sons, Clifford of Jamesville, N.Y., Arthur of Lodi, N.Y. and Walter Newell of Elmira; five grandchildren; sister, Mrs. William Dibble of Golden Glow Heights; several nieces and nephews. The body is at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Thursday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard. Woodlawn Cemetery.   IOOF Notice: Officers and members of Southern Tier Lodge of Odd Fellows will meet today at 8 p.m. at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home to conduct a commital service for our late brother, Clarence E. Newell. Signed: Floyd H. Comfort, Noble Grand and Leon W. White, Secretary.   [Elmira Advertiser, 30 November 1949]

NEWELL - McBRIDE, Fonda Louise
Was born August 19, 1920 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Baker and Claribel J. (Goodrich) Newell died
peacefully on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the Deerfield Episcopal Retirement Community in Ashville, NC at the age of 89. She is survived by her loving daughter and son-in-law, Charlotte and Richard Simmons of Ashville, NC; beloved brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Peg Newell of Lakeland, FL; adored grandchildren, Jeffrey (Michelle) Simmons, Kelly (Gary) Taylor, Jennifer (Brennan) Marilla and Christopher (Caroline) Simmons; along with 8 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. For many years, Fonda was a faithful member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. At her request there were no prior services. Mrs. McBride will be laid to rest privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY. . – Elmira Star Gazette, June 29, 2010

NEWELL - Dibble, Mrs. A. Gertrude
Age 99 formally of 411 Walnut St. Elmira, NY, Sunday, June 21, 1981. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Tuesday from 7-9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Tuesday at 9 p.m. at the conclusion of calling hours, Rev. Earl Noyes officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by stepdaughter Mrs. Josephine Saunders of Montour Falls; stepsons, William and Theodore Dibble both of Elmira, nieces, Thelma Oldroyd of Gillett and Lillian Newell of Elmira; several grandchildren and great grandchildren.  [Elmira Star Gazette, 22 June 1981]

 

NEWELL Betty Jean Ziegler

Age 94, of Crane Road, Elmira, NY, died peacefully on October 7, 2011 at Montgomery Home, Odessa, NY, where she had been living this past year. She was born in Elmira on July 3, 1917, the daughter of the late Ralph Raymond Newell and the late Elizabeth Bellows Newell. She was predeceased by her daughter, Linda Gordy, and her sister, Aletha Townsend. She is survived by her husband, Franklin I. Ziegler, and children, Jean Marsh (Claude), of Eden, NC; Suzanne Rounds of Montour Falls, NY; Robert Ziegler (Karen) of Elmira, NY; Gail Tobiasson (Robert) of Blossvale, NY; sisters, Marjorie Bates, Fairport, NY; Irene Bassett, Clearwater, FL; Shirley Chase, Elmira, NY; brother: R. Raymond Newell, Jr., (Jackie) of Burdett, NY; 20 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren, 3 great-great grandchildren, many cousins, nieces and nephews. Betty grew up in Elmira and graduated from Southside High School. Betty and Frank lived at 307 Crane Road for more than fifty years, and became close friends with many of their neighbors. Betty was a homemaker and dearly loved her husband, Frank, and her family. She had a special way with children, and spent many happy hours with her grandchildren. She enjoyed reading and especially enjoyed listening to music, ranging from toe-tapping marches to beautiful sacred music. Her family and friends enjoyed her sweet smile, sense of humor and cheerful disposition. She was loved very, very much and will be greatly missed. Betty and Frank were active in Farm Bureau. They generously supported the Seventh Day Adventist Churches and many worthy charities. Betty was a member of the Cornerstone Seventh Day Adventist Church, Horseheads, NY. Calling hours for friends and family will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY from 2:00 to 3:00 PM on Sunday, October 16, 2011, with funeral service following at 3 PM. Pastor Dustin Hall will officiate. Family will provide the flowers. Donations in Betty's memory may be made to Hospice or another charity if desired. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – October 14, 2011N

 

NEWELL Lillian B. Newell
Of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday November 24, 2010. She was born on February 27, 1912 in Gillett, PA the daughter of the late Clarence E. and Daisy (Andrus) Newell. Lillian is survived by her Nieces, Dawn DeVaul of Moravia, NY and Gloria Gerhardt of Syracuse, NY, also many cousins. Along with her parents Lillian was predeceased by her brothers, Clifford, Arthur, and Walter Newell. She was a retired Buyer for S.F. Iszards Department Store of Elmira with 29 years of service. Lillian was the Past Noble Grand of The Elmira Rebecca Lodge#423, member of the AARP both local and national. She enjoyed crocheting and making & dressing dolls for her family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Monday November 29, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM With Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 2:00 PM. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.  Those wishing may make memorials to the Seneca View Nursing Home, Montour Falls, NY.  Star-Gazette - November 27, 2010

NEWPORT - WILLIAMS, Melvina R.
Age 77, of Elmira, NY. She was born November 19, 1931 in Wolcott, NY, daughter of the late Irvin and Dorothy (Cook) Newport and died Monday, May 25, 2009, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, William B. Williams; sons, Michael G. and Herbert Mark Williams; daughters, Barbara, Mary Ann and Deborah L. Williams. She is survived by her children, Nellie Harris of Havlock, NC, Mona (Sam Johnson) Williams of Syracuse, NY, William Williams, Jr. of Elmira, Roddy Williams of Jacksonville, FL and Mitchell Williams of Elmira; sisters, Calistia L. Bacon, Mary R. (Henry) Vaughn and Dorothy Newport; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, June 1st, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2009

NICHOLS David Bruce
Age 60, of Elmira, NY. He was born October 2, 1948 in Elmira, son of Howard and Virginia (Morrell) Nichols and died Tuesday, January 6, 2009, unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his mother, Virginia and is survived by his children, Matthew Nichols of Erin, Pamela Golden of Elmira and Kristina (Dean) Phillips of Apalachin, NY; grandchildren, Triston Nichols, Melody Dodson and Christopher Phillips; father, Howard Nichols of Zephyrhills, FL; brother, John (Bonnie) Nichols of Wirtz, VA; sisters, Rosemary Semian of Zephyrhills, FL and Betty (Ronald) Pettis of Erin; along with several nieces and nephews. David was a former employee of Welliver-Maguire. He was a member and treasurer of the Sons of Union Veterans, Elmira, and he was an avid genealogist. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, January 12th, from 1 to 2 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember David through donations to the Sons of Union Veterans, Capt. Alexander Diven Camp 77, c/o Christopher Paul, 511 Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/10/2009

NICHOLS LILLIAN
Mrs. Walter Roe - Mrs. Lillian Roe, 63, of 215 West 16th Street, Elmira Heights, died Monday afternoon.  She is survived by her husband, Walter Roe; a son, Ira J. Stephens of Rutland, Pa.; a daughter, Mrs. Mildred H. Ives of Elmira Heights; one brother, Oliver D. Nichols of Rochester; also five grandchildren,; four stepdaughters, Mrs. Goldie Crain, Mrs. Hazel Carman, Mrs. Beatrice Birkholze, all of Elmira Heights; two stepsons, G. C. Roe of Pine City, Leon Roe of Elmira.  A prayer service will be held in the Holly funeral home Thursday at 1:15 p. m. and the funeral in the Oakwood M. E. Church, Elmira Heights, at 2 p. m.  The Rev. E. W. Collings will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 10, Tuesday, 22 March 1932)

 

NICHOLS Howard R.

Died in Zephyrhills, FL on Sunday, September 15, 2013 at the age of 90. Howard was born November 22, 1922 in Orwell, PA, a son of the late James and Minnie Jones Nichols. He is predeceased by his wife, Virginia Morrell Nichols; son, David Bruce Nichols; brother, Frederick H. Nichols; and sister, Arlene Chapman. Howard is survived by his children, Rosemary Semian of Zephyrhills, FL, Betty (Ronald) Pettis of Erin, NY and John (Bonnie) Nichols of Wirtz, VA; eight grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren; sister, Lois (Joseph) Melani of Tucson, AZ and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Howard retired after many years with General Electric in Elmira, NY as a furnace repair man and enjoyed working outdoors, camping and playing cards. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Monday, September 23, 2013 from 10-11AM with a Funeral Service at 11AM. Howard will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery alongside his wife immediately following. Family will provide their own flowers but those wishing to remember Howard please consider making a contribution to Gulfside Regional Hospice, 6117 Trouble Creek Rd., New Port Richey, FL 34653-5240. Star Gazette – September 20, 2013

 

NICHOLS Ralph

Age 70, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, January 22, 2013. He was born on October 22, 1942 in Elmira, NY to the late Bernard and Genevieve (Coates) Nichols. Ralph was predeceased by his sister, Geraldine Ochab. He is survived by his sons, Ralph Jr. and Fred Nichols; daughters, Christine and Lorri Nichols; brother, Duane Nichols; sisters, Joyce (John) Coolbaugh, Mary Nichols, Linda Nichols and Bernadine Nichols; wife, Mary Nichols; along with several nieces and nephews and special niece, Sharon Bellows. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 28th 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.   Star Gazette – January 26, 2013

 

NICOL –MRS. GENEVIEVE E. POWELL age 69 of 173 N. Center Street, Canton, wife of Charles P. Powell died instantly in a head-on collision on Route 14, one and one half miles north of Troy at 4:40 p.m. Tuesday, December 14, 1971.  Mrs. Powel was riding with her husband in their 1971 Ford Station Wagon when a 1969 Chevrolet station wagon driven by Robert E. McMillen, 513 ½ Broadway St., Elmira, N.Y. crested a hill on the snow covered highway and failed to negotiate a right curve.  Police said the McMillen auto crossed the highway to strike the Powel’s car.  Mr. Powel was taken to Troy Community Hospital where he was listed as in fair condition suffering from head and chest injuries.  Admitted to the same hospital from the crash was Robert E. McMillen drive of the other car.  Mr. Powel was born in Shawmut, Pa. on April 3, 1902 the daughter of William B. and Nellie Lyon Nicol.  Before moving to Canton about 20 years ago, she worked for a New York State Highway Department in Buffalo, N.Y.  She had a great many hobbies and although she had had her leg amputated, she got around in a wheel chair and took care of her own home.  She was returning from Elmira from a trip to her doctor when the accident occurred.  Her survivors besides her husband are: three step-children, Pierre G. Powel, Orlando, Florida, Denis Powel, Paris, France and Mrs. Lewis Howard, Buffalo, N.Y.; one cousin, S. Randolph Lyon, Elmira, N.Y.; one aunt, Mrs. Claude C. Lyon Armenia Township.  Funeral arrangements are incomplete at the Ralph T. Kleese Funeral Home, 40 N. Center St., Canton, Pa.  –Canton Independent Sentinel (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY)

NILES –MRS. WILMA EILEEN (NILES) ELLIS age 34 of RD 4 Williamsport, Pa formerly of Elmira, Saturday, November 15, 1980 due to an automobile accident.  Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral home Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service immediately after calling hours at 9 p.m., the Rev. Edward McCracken officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by her husband, James W. Ellis; daughter, Doris Marie at home; sons, James Jr., Glen Edward and Timothy E. Ellis at home; mother, Mrs. Eleanor Lewis Niles of Elmira; brothers, Dennis, Milton, Charles and Wayne Niles all of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Lawrence (Lydia) King of Elmira, Mrs. James (Nyomarose) Rice of Elmira; mother and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Glenn Conklin of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Mrs. Robert (Theresa) Caccia and Mrs. Leon (Shirley) Trasher all of Elmira; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 11/16/1980

NIMTZ -  Mrs. Mary Chamberlain, 88, of 969 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday April 12, 1959. She was the widow of Elijah Chamberlain; a member of Evangelical and Reformed Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Harry Heller; brother, Charles Nimtz, both of Elmira; two grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. Body at family home. Calling hours: after 4 p.m. today. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., The Rev. Hilmer Grunwald. Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers.  Mary Chamberlain was the mother of Bertha Marie Chamberlain Heller and Carl Chamberlain.

ROSE MARIE NIMTZ, infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Nimtz of 317 E. Water St. Monday afternoon, Sept. 8, 1952.  Survived by parents; grandparents, Mrs. Martha Nimtz of Elmira and John Orie Litey of Pacoima, Calif.  The body is at the Davis Funeral Home.  Funeral and burial at convenience of the family.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1952

NIVEN Stella
Mrs. Stella Weese - Age 76 of 108 E. Chemung Place unexpectedly in a house fire, Saturday, February 26, 1977. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Tuesday 1 to 2 p.m. Funeral & committal service there at 2 p.m. The Rev. Coley Harrison officiating. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Mary Baldwin of Elmira Heights, & Helen Malcolm of Florida; four sisters; one brother; several grand & great-grandchildren. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

NIVER - Elmira Star-Gazette, Sept.15, 1931: "Ettlebert M. Niver, age 89, died this morning at 1 o'clock, at 618 West Gray Street. He was a soldier of the Civil War and served in Company D, 179th N.Y. Volunteers. Mr. Niver was a member of Baldwin Post, G.A.R. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. Frank Howe, Elmira; two brothers, Willliam, Rochester; and Benjamin, Elmira. The remains repose in the Davis Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm. The Rev. Benjamin Rowe will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery." (Notes: Records show his middle name was Burgoides. He had married but had no living children as of a Dec.11, 1897 document.) Nancy Long (glong555@aol.com)

Alonzo P. NOBLE, 63, a respected farmer of Wells Township, near Mosherville, Pa., died unexpectedly Friday night at the family home. He had passed his entire life in the home, where he was born and was a thrifty worker, who held the esteem of many friends. Mr. Noble had been a deacon of the church many years. He is survived by his widow; a son, Glenn, at home; a daughter, Mildred, of Detroit, Mich.; a sister, Mrs. Edward W. Joralomen of Pine City; five grandchildren; Elsworth, Lavere, Alonzo, jr., Marlyn and Calvin Noble, all of Wells Township, Pa. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Ora Crippen will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira. (handwritten on article Jun 16, 1928)

NOBLE, Loren B.
Found Dead in Barn at Home of His Parents Shortly After Noon Hour, Last Wednesday.  Loren B. Noble committed suicide last Wednesday, Just before the dinner hour, at the home of his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Alonzo B. Noble, at Welles.  He used an old revolver, an heirloom, it having been owned by his grandfather, and which contained one load, and the deed was done in the barn.  His funeral was held at the family home, Saturday afternoon and interment was made at Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.  Loren Noble married Miss May McClure, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. McClure, of Snedeckerville, and recently had taken possession of the John Brace farm, about one mile west of this place.  Mr. and Mrs. Noble were making arrangements for moving here and starting housekeeping, and much work to this aim had been started.  He had wrapped the water pipes in the house, had protected the fruit trees by winding, against the cold, and was cheerful and genial, anticipating much pleasure in locating here.  The day of his death, he had taken his wife to her school, near Roseville, where she teaches, and friends who saw him that day tell of his amiability and evident contentedness, in preparing for his future home.  That he should end his life in this manner is explainable only to the fact that when a boy of about eight years, he fell from a silo, and for several weeks his condition was very low.  An operation for trepanning was made, and intervals since he has been gloomy, and had occasionally asked if there was any chance for his injury ultimately injuring his mind.  It is probably that when he saw the old revolved he was depressed and the idea of killing himself took possession of his mind.  He was a young man, well liked, had bright prospects for the future, and as far as known, had not any semblance of trouble that would influence the suicidal act.  Mr. Noble is survived by his parents, his wife, and one brother, Glenn, a sister Mildred, at home.  The funeral was held at the home of his parents Saturday forenoon, at eleven o’clock, Rev. Seymour Barrett, of Wells, officiating.  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.  (Handwritten date illegible)

NOBLES –CHERYL ANN (NOBLES) SINSABAUGH, age 52 of Elmira, NY. She was born August 18, 1961 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Andrew Nobles and Frances (Rumsey) Nobles and passed away Thursday, April 17, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her brother Gary Nobles and step mother Ann Nobles. She is survived by her husband Leon "Bud" Sinsabaugh; children Alyce Nybeck of Schenectady, NY, Matthew Kruger of Cortland, NY, Leon Sinsabaugh, Jr. of Elkland, PA and Shannon Sinsabaugh of FL; 14 grandchildren; father Andrew Nobles of Rochester and mother Frances Nobles of Horseheads; special niece Jenifer Nobles of Horseheads; aunt Dorothy (Jim) Touschner of Elmira; father-in-law and mother-in-law Robert and Phyllis Sinsabaugh of Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, April 24th from 4 to 7 pm. Her funeral service will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Dr. David Sullivan will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Cheryl through donations to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/20/2014

 

 

NORTON –VERA MAE FUDGE age 92 of Ashton Court, Clifton Springs, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, unexpectedly died Sunday, November 16, 2003 at her residence.  Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, 1058 W. Church St., Elmira, Thursday, from 4 to 7:30 p.m.  A funeral service will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in the First Baptist Church in Elmira.  Remembrances may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira, NY.  Vera was born August 15th, 1911 in Phelps, NY, the daughter of Erma and George Norton.  Vera lived most of her life in Elmira, having moved to Clifton Springs a year and a half ago.  She was a devoted homemaker who dearly loved her family, friends and neighbors, and was loved in turn by all.  Vera was an active member of the First Baptist Church for 67 years, a member of the Eastern Star Loyal #265, a charter member of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, a member of the Chemung Valley Audubon Bird Club, a member of N.Y. State Federation of Women's Clubs (Sorosis of Elmira), a member of N.Y. State Federation of Bird Clubs, a member of the National Wild Life Association, National Audubon Society and Chemung Valley Historical Society. Vera delivered Meals on Wheels for 21 years and volunteered with RSVP.  Survivors include her daughter, Barbara (James) Courtright of Seneca Falls, NY; stepson, Ralph Truman (Suzanne) Fudge of Belfast, ME; stepdaughter, Sally (David) Grayson of Cherry Hill, NJ; grandchildren, Timothy Courtright of N. Syracuse, Deborah Courtright-Doane of Seneca Falls/ Baldwinsville, Pamela Merlone of Seneca Falls, Mary Virginia Drinkwater of Northport, ME, Susan Elizabeth Fudge of Portland, ME, Elaine Plumlee of NJ, and Joyce Grayson of Cherry Hill, NJ; 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandson.  She was predeceased by her first husband of 41 years, Albert W. Fudge III in 1977 and her second husband of 23 years, Ralph E. Fudge in 2000.  –Elmira Star Gazette (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira)

BERNARD J. NOVAKOWSKI age 83 of 1113 Ovid St., Elmira, NY, Sunday, October 19, 1986 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. with funeral and committal services at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 p.m.  The Rev. Joseph Egan will officiate.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Chemung County Nursing Facility in his memory.  Survived by son, Bernard R. of Elmira, NY; 2 daughters, Betty Pulver of Elmira, NY and Barbara Oakley of Manlius, NY; 3 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Mr. Novakowski was a retired custodian at Hoffman St. School.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1986

 

NOVAKOWSKI Bernard R. Novakowski (1931 - 2012)

Age 81, of Horseheads, NY, died  on October 12, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Bernard was born on July 26, 1931 in Elmira, son of the late Bernard J. and Alice (Evans) Novakowski. Bernard was also predeceased by his sister, Betty Pulver. He served our country in the US Army during the Korean War and retired from Marine Midland Bank in Elmira after many years of service. Bernard is survived by his sister, Barbara Oakley. Bernard's request was that a private service be held at the convenience of the family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Bernard can be made to the Falck Cancer Center. Arrangements have been entrusted with the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – October 14, 2012

 

OAKES - FLETCHER
Ruth Age 92, of Appleridge Apts. in Horseheads, died Wednesday, February 7th, 2007. She was a native of Jefferson County, NY, and the daughter of the late Lester and Alice Eddy Oakes. Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Harmon Fletcher; sons, James Fletcher (Linda Finch) and Thomas Fletcher, all of Horseheads; four grandchildren, Nicolaas and Robert "Bart" Fletcher of Florida, Anna Finch-Corcoran of Elmira, and Amanda Finch of Albany. She is also survived by nieces, Alma Clearwater of Skaneateles, Sarah Schrecker of Pittsford, and nephew, Henry Oakes of Medway, Ohio. Ruth graduated from the University of Buffalo and taught school until her marriage. Working with her husband, they started Fletcher Piano and Organ in 1948 and continued its operation for twenty-five years. Ruth was a member of The First Baptist Church of Elmira, the Chemung County Home Economics Club, the Atheneum Club, the Chemung County Chapter of the D.A.R., was a library volunteer, avid bridge player, and a member of several other organizations. She was a member of the board of the Chemung County ARC for several terms. She was also a member of the NYS Eddy Family Foundation and the National Eddy Association and acted as a genealogist for both groups. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main Street, Horseheads, on Sunday, February 11th, 2007, from 1-3 p.m. Her service will follow there at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Christiansen officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of her family.

 

OAKLEY Misty A.

Age 44 of Elmira, NY. She was born June 22, 1967 in Ft. Knox, KY and died Tuesday, December 13, 2011 unexpectedly at home. She is survived by her loving companion of 24 years, Frederick E. Dove, Sr.; parents Sally and John Marvin of Painted Post; stepson Frederick E. (Amanda) Dove, Jr.; step daughter Tammy Dove Post; grandchildren Jarred and Alicia Dove; 12 brothers and sisters along with several other relatives and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, December 19th from 4 to 6 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 6 pm. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.   Star Gazette – December 18, 2011

 

OBERTIN Adolph D.
The funeral of Adolph D. Obertin will be held at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at the house, 213 Orchard street. The Rev. Samuel E. Eastman will officiate. The interment will be in Woodlawn. The family request that flowers be omitted.  Published - The Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press January 16, 1903

 

O'BRIEN YVONNE W. HOOD
Yvonne W. Age 82, died Thursday, June 8, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is predeceased by her beloved husband Robert Hood, beloved son J. Thomas Hood, brother John "Jack" O'Brien, sister and brother-in-law, Marjorie and Herman Cassidy, and nephew Patrick Cassidy. Yvonne is survived by nieces and nephews, John Cassidy and Barbara Cassidy of Ohio, George Cassidy of Florida, Sharon Lalor, and H. James "Jim" and Linda Cassidy, all of Elmira and Mary Cassidy of Florida; several great nieces and nephews, and special caregivers, Jeremy Hooey, J.D. and Tammy Lowery and her children, Jessica, Ricky, Andy and Leigha Dean. Yvonne was a hairdresser for many years. Yvonne was a devoted wife and mother. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, June 12, 2006, at a time to be announced, for a funeral service. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In honor of Yvonne's love for dogs, donations in her memory may be directed to SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.

 

OCZKO Marian
Age 77, of Elmira, died on Sunday, June 3, 2007. Marian is survived by his sons and daughter-in-law, Witold and Sabina Oczko of Conklin, NY, and Mark at home; son-in-law, Richard Longwell, GA; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by his wife of 51 years, Stefania; son, Christopher; and daughter, Ewa Longwell. Marian was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, The Polish Arts Club and the White Eagles Club. He was a retired employee of the city of Elmira, Department of Public Works. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 6th, from 3-5 and 7-9 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held there Thursday at 10:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Casimir's Church. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

O'DELL Claude D. Jr.
Age 48, of Elmira, NY, died
very unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 14, 2010. He was born on June 21, 1961 in Elmira NY. Claude is survived by his parents, Claude and Helen (Stedge) O'Dell Sr. of Elmira; fiancé, Barbara Shrader of Elmira; brother, Steven (Tanya) O'Dell of Elmira; sisters, Joni (Harold Wright) Bannon of Elmira and Barbara O'Dell-Cooper of Elmira; step-children, Alanda Phillips, Gina Walburn and Ricky Walburn all of Elmira; many step-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. He was an avid hunter and fisherman. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 19th from 12 to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 PM, with Rev. Robert Adkins officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 17, 2010

O’DELL –MRS. EFFIE GARRISON, widow of C. B. Garrison died Wednesday, Apr. 21, 1937 in Williamsport.  Mrs. Garrison was a former resident of Elmira at 415 Balsam Street, but during the last for years she had lived with her granddaughter, Mrs. Mildred Holt in Williamsport.  Surviving are a son, Claude D. Preston, Williamsport; two sisters and a brother, Mrs. B. W. Landon and Mrs. Louisa Maynard, Mansfield, L. J. O’Dell, Canoe Camp; two grandchildren, Mrs. Mildred Holt and Miss Beatrice Preston; a great-granddaughter, Jane Lee Vivian of Williamsport and several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Garrison was a member of the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church and the Bentley Bible Class.  She was also a past matron and charter member of Harmony Chapter, OES and served as royal matron of Queen Freadrica Court, order of Amaranth.  Funeral in the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church Friday 11 a.m. in the charge of Harmony Chapter, OES.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The officers of Harmony Chapter OES will meet at the Franklin Street Presbyterian Church Friday at 10:45 a.m.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1937

O'DELL Francis Mark
Age 42, of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly Tuesday, July 29, 2008. He was predeceased by his grandmother, Esther Smith, and is survived by his children, Barbara Fairbanks and Marques O'Dell; grandson, Michael; mother, Viola O'Dell; sister, Belinda Patelunas; brothers, Robert, Scott and David O'Dell. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, August 1st, from 5 to 8 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/31/2008

ODOM - MORGAN
Vivian L. Age 83, of 419 Partridge St., Elmira, NY. She was born August 21, 1922 in Blacksville, SC, daughter of the late Tony and Carie (Walker) Odom and died Friday, May 27, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her sisters, Mary Perdue and Lilla Odom; daughter-in-law, Rhonda Odom; sister-in-law, Hattie Odom; and nephew, Phillip Odom; and is survived by her children, Glenn Odom of Elmira, Geraldine Potter of Albany, NY, Pearline and Bland McArthur, Sr. of Minneapolis, MN, Solomon and Nevie Jo Morgan of Elmira, Helen (Brooks) Odom of Elmira; longtime companion, Richard Mobley of Elmira; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers Tony Odom of Columbia, SC and Nelson and Lillian Odom of West Palm Beach, FL; one nephew and a host of friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, June 1st, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held Thursday, June 2nd, at 11 a.m. in Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira. Rev. James Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery

O’HARE –LUCILLE O. BARCHET, 93, of Lewisburg, went to be with the Lord October 24, 2014 at Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village. Born February 14, 1921 in Elmira, NY, she was a daughter of the late George and Florence (Theetge) O'Hare. She and her husband, Walter G. Barchet, were married on November 20, 1942. Together they celebrated 67 years of marriage before his death August 12, 2010. Lucille was a 1939 graduate of Elmira Free Academy. She worked in the office of Barker, Rose and Kimball, a wholesale hardware store in Elmira, NY until 1952. She and her family moved to Niagara Falls, NY in 1956 and then to Lewisburg, PA in 1960. She was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ, Lewisburg. Lucille was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother and loved being a homemaker for most of her life. She loved to read and cook and collected bells and Hummel figurines. Lucille was proud of her Irish and German heritage. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, John and Ellen Barchet, of Clifton, VA; a daughter, Susan Ruhl, of Montoursville; two grandsons, Captain Christopher John Barchet, of Savannah, GA and David Walter Barchet and his wife Amelia Rieth of Arlington, VA; two nieces, Kari Tate and her husband, Marty, of Mahaffey, PA and Becky Corcoran and her husband Bob, of Horseheads, NY. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased by a daughter at birth; one brother, Richard O'Hare; one sister, Betty Bennett; and one son-in-law, Richard Ruhl. A graveside service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday November 12, 2014 at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with her pastor, Rev. Paula Gustafson officiating. A luncheon will be held following the service. The family will provide the flowers and suggests memorial contributions be made to Buffalo Valley Lutheran Village, Benevolence Fund, 189 East Tressler Blvd, Lewisburg, PA or St. John's United Church of Christ, 1050 Buffalo Road, Lewisburg, PA. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/29/2014

RICHARD ELLIS (DICK) OLDHAM, 89, of 14 Main St., Wellsburg, N.Y., passed away peacefully on Friday, March 28 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, Pa. He was born May 29, 1924 in Elmira, N.Y., a son of the late Ellis and Hazel Oldham of Elmira. He was married to the former Virginia Kelley on April 14, 1955 in Towanda, Pa., who predeceased him on July 16, 2005. They enjoyed 50 golden years of life and love together. He had a brother, Robert and two sisters, Lois and Helen. Dick had a son, Richard Ellis Oldham, Jr. with his first wife, Lula Oldham. Other members of his close and extended family included sister in-law LaNora (John) Scheasley; nephews Eldred (Pearl) Peck of Walpole, N.H., Paul (Dolly) Scheasley of Lake Wylie, S.C.; and very close friends Margaret Laura (George) Scheasley Mysnyk of Vestal, N.Y. Dick graduated from Southside High School and served as part of the Greatest Generation with service in the U.S. Navy at sea as a radar operator during World War II and Korea. He earned an Honorable Discharge and several Distinguished Service Medals. His working years as a machinist included employment in Elmira (Remington Rand) and in Philadelphia, Pa., while living in the state of Delaware. Dick and Virginia enjoyed many years of retirement by hunting and camping in the Barclay Mountain state game lands near Canton, Pa. Family and friends are invited to attend graveside services at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 3, 2014, in the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut St., Elmira. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review 4/2/2014

 

OLDROYD  Clifford W. "Kipper" Died at age 88 after a long battle with cancer in Bethany Manor, Horseheads. His parents were John H. and Sarah (Dunn) Oldroyd. He died and Savior on Sunday, October 9th, 2005. He has a surviving brother, Charles and his wife, Betty Oldroyd of Dade City, Florida; a loving stepdaughter and son-in-law, Debbie and Gary Novick; beloved grandchildren, Melody Paul, Kimberly Johnson, and Adam Novick; and several great-grandchildren, cousins, nieces, and nephews. His wife, Ruth Ferguson Oldroyd; and brothers, Fay, Merton, and Kenneth Oldroyd predeceased him. He was employed by General Electric, United Electric, and retired as a senior aide for the Elmira City School District. He was an Army corporal in World War II, serving in the European Theater. He went for several years to the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church. Kipper was a loving father and doted on his grandkids and great-grandkids. He loved picnics and watching children play. He was a genuinely nice and kind man and will be truly missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, October 11th, 2005, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will follow at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 p.m. The Reverend James Payne will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials maybe directed to the Hand in Hand Free Methodist Church, 390 Warnick Street, Elmira, NY 14901.

Mason OLDROYD of 203 W. 16th St., Elmira Heights, today April 11, 1956. He was a member of Oakwood Methodist Church, Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge, F&AM, and Elmira Heights Fire Department. Survived by wife, Mrs. Freda Barr Oldroyd; son, Raymond of Elmira; four grandchildren;sisters, Mrs. Alma Fivie of Horseheads and Mrs. Ethel Smith of Pine City. Body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call tonight 7 to 9 and Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme. Woodlawn cemetery.

 

OLDROYD Raymond G.

Age 86 of Elmira Heights died unexpectedly on Thurs. Dec. 6, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ray was born in Elmira, NY on Aug. 27, 1926 to Mason and Freda (Barr) Oldroyd. He is survived by his wife of 66 years, Marian (Swartout) Oldroyd; Sons and daughters-in-law, Keith (Patsy) Oldroyd Athens, AL, Clark (Janice) Oldroyd of Boulder CO, Lynn (Ann) Myrtle Beach, SC, Glenn Oldroyd of Alliance, OH; Grandchildren, Evan (Joni), Sean (Julie), Amanda (Jonathan), Jeremy (Joan), Nicholas (Kelly), Jennifer, Eric, Christopher, Todd (Julie) Cole, Sean, and Laura; 14 great grandchildren and several other extended family members and friends. In addition to his parents Ray was also predeceased by his daughter-in-law, Bonnie Myers. Ray was a longtime member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. He served as Mayor in Elmira Heights from 1970-1980 and served on the Horseheads Town Council. He was a veteran of the US Navy, Past Master and member of Elmira Heights Lodge F. & A.M., Corning Consistory and the Retired Lions Club. He was also involved with Boy Scouts. Ray was retired from the former NYNEX in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 S. Main St. Horseheads on Monday from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 pm. His service will take place privately. Burial service with military honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Ray with memorial to Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903 or Elmira Heights Historical Society PO Box 2084 Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Officers and members of Elmira Heights and Horseheads F. & A.M will gather at the Barber Funeral Home on Monday at 7:45 pm to conduct a memorial service for their departed brother.   Star Gazette – December 9, 2012

 

OLSON Mabel J. Ham

Age 97, of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on September 20, 1914 in Elmira, NY to the late Edwin and Tekla (Johnson) Olson. Mabel was predeceased by her husband, Ward Ham, and sister, Edith Barber, and two brothers. She is survived by her daughter, Edween Ham of New Hartford, NY; son, Kenneth Ham of TX; grandchildren, Leslie Lymburner and Kenneth Ham Jr., both of Buffalo, and Louis Ham of TX; nephew, Robert Olson of WA; along with several other nephews. Mabel's faith was both deep and long lasting. She started teaching Sunday School when her children were young and she was a long time member of Bethany Lutheran Church and most recently of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church. Mabel was known as someone to offer prayers for those who needed it. She devoted herself to her family and home, but was also involved with many projects with her husband, such as building a cottage, keeping books for his avocation and even correcting his papers. After her husband Ward suffered a stroke, she devotedly cared for him until his passing. Mabel was a good neighbor and in her later years, her neighbors and church friends supported her very strongly. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Mabel on Wednesday, March 14th at 1 p.m. in Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, 2872 Westinghouse Road, Horseheads, NY with Rev. Joseph Cotner officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church or a charity of one's choice . Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home.  Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012

 

OLSON Ralph B. Sr.
Age 93 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 16, 1914 in Oglesby, IL, son of the late Oliver and Luise (Eichelkraut) Olson and died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his wife of 61 years, Charlotte on June 20, 2007; daughter, Phyllis Audrey Olson in 1968; and son, David Raymond Olson in 1983. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Ralph and Tammy Olson of New Port Richey, FL, Denise Olson Cummings of South Riding, VA, Roy and Annette Olson of Renton, WA, Richard and Claudia Olson of Cortland, NY, Charlotte and Kirk Wilt of Lake Monticello, VA, Ronald Olson of Sheboygan, WI and Marlene Olson of Orting, WA; along with 14 grandchildren, several great-grandchildren. For many years, Mr. Olson owned and operated Olson's TV Service and later retired from Northside TV in Horseheads. He volunteered for the Chemung County Office for the Aging; was an accomplished artist belonging to various area art organizations. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 7th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Ross Raymond will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ralph through donations to the Senior Art Gallery at the Arnot Mall, 3300 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.

 

OLSON Ralph B. Sr.
Age 93 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 16, 1914 in Oglesby, IL, son of the late Oliver and Luise (Eichelkraut) Olson and died Tuesday, December 4, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 7th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Ross Raymond will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Ralph through donations to the Senior Art Gallery at the Arnot Mall, 3300 Chambers Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/6/2007

 

OLSZOWY Elizabeth Olszowy (Beth) Maxwell

Age 91 of Ridge Road Orwigsburg, PA died on Monday morning March 5, 2012 peacefully at her residence. Elizabeth was born on May 16, 1920 in Gasport, NY the daughter of the late Stanley and Janina Dzewieka Olszowy. She married her husband Frank P. Maxwell who pre-deceased her on January 21, 1970. Beth was a graduate of Horseheads High School Class of 1937 and received her Bachelor of Science Degree from Alfred University. She was a retired school teacher having retired in 1988. Mrs. Maxwell was a communicant of St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church in Schuylkill Haven, PA. Beth is survived by her daughter and son-in-law: Bonalyn M. & Donald S. Chadd of Trabuco, CA; sons and daughters-in-law: Thomas F. & Pamela J. Maxwell of Fulshear, TX, Richard & Camille M. Maxwell, Russell J. & Denise D. Maxwell of Gambrills, MD, Phillip S & Jane A. Maxwell of Naperville, IL, and William A. & Ketrin S. Maxwell of Martinsville, NJ; grandchildren: Janine Neate, Alison Wilson, Bradford Maxwell, Amanda Maxwell, Randall Maxwell, Kent Maxwell, Jill Hamrah-Maxwell, Michael Maxwell, Andrew Maxwell, Barton Maxwell, Kathy Payne, Lauren Maxwell, Scott Maxwell, Maksim Maxwell; step-granchildren: Heather Woolfitt and Holly Chadd; great grandchildren Tyler Neate, Tristan Neate, Nicholas Neate, Olivia Wilson, Audrey Maxwell, Peter Maxwell, Henry Maxwell, Madelyn Payne, Elliana Payne; step-great grandchildren: Ericson Woolfitt, Jacob Wilson, and Gabriel Willson; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday March 8, 2012 from 4-8 PM at the HAMILTON FUNERAL HOME, Inc. 116 SOUTH LIBERTY STREET ORWIGSBURG, PA. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Friday March 9, 2012 at 10:30 AM at St. Ambrose's Church in Schuylkill Haven, PA. Mrs. Maxwell will be transported to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY where Relatives and Friends are invited to attend her Funeral Services on Saturday March 10, 2012 at 10 AM. The Rev. Robert C. MacNamara will officiate. Mrs. Maxwell will be laid to rest next to her husband Frank in Woodlawn cemetery in Elmira, NY. Please honor Beth's request that contributions in her name be sent to St. Ambrose's School 302 Randel Street Schuykill Haven, PA 17972.  Star Gazette – March 8, 2012

 

OLTHOF Duane E.

Elmira: age 82, died on Friday February 11th, 2011 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Duane was born on June 30th, 1928, the son of the late Otho J. and Lucy McFarland Olthof. He is survived by his loving wife, Carol; sons, Randy (Patricia) Olthof of Elmira, NY, and Alan (Betsy) Olthof of Elkland, PA; grandchildren, Tim Olthof, Elmira, NY, Emily (Darrell) Johns of Big Flats, NY, Katrina Olthof of Horseheads, NY, and Kristin Olthof of Painted Post, NY; great grandchildren, Violet Johns, and Murphy Johns. Along with his parents, Duane was predeceased by his brothers Robert Olthof and Clinton Olthof and grandson, Scott Olthof. Duane graduated from Southside High School in 1947 and attended luncheons once a month with his former classmates that he graduated with. He was a Toolmaker and Foreman for Serios Manufacturing in Southport, NY and also a foreman for two years at American LaFrance in Elmira, NY, retiring after 18 years of service as a supervisor for Emerson Power Transmissions in Ithaca, NY. At the age of 14, Duane proudly became an Eagle Scout, and he also belonged to De Molay, a junior organization for the Mason's Club while in high school. He was past President and member of the Gold Card Club. Duane served in the United States Air Force and was a member since 1963 of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, Pine City NY. In his spare time, he enjoyed fishing and gardening. Family and friends are invited to call to at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Elmira/Southport, on Monday February 14th, 2011 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 4:00 PM, where his Pastor William Vallet will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – February 13, 2011

 

OLTHOF     Otho Clinton Of Penn Yan Age 83, Wednesday, June 7, 2000 at Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Penn Yan, NY. He is survived by his wife: Pauline Olthof of Hammondsport, NY; son, Paul W. Olthof of Catawba, SC; step-son,  Ronald O'Brien of Elmira, NY; step-daughter, Joyce Hill of Maryland; brother, Duane (Carol) Olthof of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Philip, Scott and Elizabeth all of South Carolina; several step-grandchildren, two nephews. Clint was an avid stamp and coin collector. He previously worked at Nichols Discount in the Camera Department. He was retired from the Chemung County Public Works Department. There will be no calling hours. Family and Friends are invited to attend a graveside service to be held Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 9:30 am at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. The Rev. William Vallet will officiate. Arrangements  have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Penna. Ave, Elmira, NY

OLTHOF Robert Keith
Beloved Infant Son
Robert Keith is cherished by his loving parents, Rob and Keitha Olthof; sister, Lucianne Olthof; grandmother, Linda Olthof, all of Pine City; grandmother and grandfather, Barbara and Keith Said of Big Flats. Though your life was not long, the gift of love you brought into our lives will always be remembered. We will never forget your life and what it has given us. May God Bless the doctors and staff of the Labor and Delivery Department of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their love and care of our son. You are all truly driven by your heart. Graveside services were held at the Woodlawn Cemetery. Please make memorial donations to the "Make A Wish" Foundation, Suite 900, MONY Tower II, 120 Madison Street, Syracuse, NY 13202.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/4/2007 - 10/6/2007.

O'DANIELS - JACKSON
Jean M. Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, February 6, 2007, peacefully at home. Jean was born August 16, 1929 in Elmira, NY, to the late Raymond and Helen O'Daniels. Jean is predeceased by her husband, William Y. Jackson; and her sister, Virginia Doolittle. She is survived by her loving sister, Nancy O'Daniels of Manchester, NY; her beloved sons, Douglas S. Jackson of New Orleans, LA, Bruce W. Jackson and wife, Sherri of Vail, AZ, and Scott R. Jackson with Wendy Sweely of Elmira, NY. Jean was so very proud of her grandchildren, Kerry Sue Bailey, Bruce W. Jackson II, and William H. Jackson; and her four great-grandchildren, as well as several close nieces and nephews. Jean especially cherished her friends at First and North Presbyterian Churches of Elmira where she and Bill were members. Jean worked at Montgomery Ward, Izards, Elmira Drive-In, and for 28 years at Paramount Lanes. She volunteered at the Elmira Soup Kitchen, was an Auxiliary member of the West Elmira Fire Dept., a very dedicated member of the Elmira Heights Senior Center, Choir member at both the First and North Presbyterian Churches, Elizabeth Guild Club member, YMCA Co-ed Club member and helped found the Youth-Marco Club at the Elm Street First Presbyterian Church. Family and friends will be received at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., at Rt. 13 Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035, on Saturday, February 10, 2007, from 12-1 p.m., with a Prayer Service immediately following. Jean will be laid to rest alongside her husband in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Jean's name to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830.

 

OLSZOWY Elizabeth O. Maxwell

died surrounded by her loving family on Monday morning, March 5, 2012, at her home in Orwigsburg, PA. She was born in Gasport, NY near Niagara Falls on May 16, 1920 to Stanley and Janina (Dzeweika) Olszowy, Polish emigres. She spent her formative years in Horseheads, NY, where she graduated as the valedictorian from Horseheads High School in 1937. She continued her education at Alfred University where she graduated in 1941 with a Bachelor's degree in Science and was recognized with a national award ("Who's Who" list 1941) for her stellar college career both inside and outside the classroom. She was employed as a school teacher in Fillmore, NY until her marriage in 1944. Since 1968, Elizabeth was a resident of Orwigsburg. Following the untimely death of her husband in 1970 she became a high school and middle school teacher in the Schuylkill Haven School District, teaching science and math until 1988. Through the years, Elizabeth had been a longtime parishioner at St. Ambrose RCC in Schuylkill Haven, PA. She was a dedicated volunteer in many local organizations, a member of Orwigsburg Womens' League (OWLs), an expert bridge player, enthusiastic world traveler, and enjoyed many outdoor sports and activities. She was a mentor and benefactor to many and a most precious and beloved mother, aunt, grandmother, great-grandmother, and neighbor. She will be immeasurably missed by the many people whose lives she touched and guided. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband of 26 years, Frank Parke Maxwell. Surviving are her devoted children: daughter, Bonalyn Chadd and husband Donald of Trabuco Canyon, CA; son, Thomas and wife Pamela of Fulshear TX; son, Richard and wife Camille of Lawrenceville, NJ; son, Russell and wife Denise of Gambrills, MD; son, Phillip and wife Jane of Naperville, IL; and son, William and wife Ketrin of Martinsville, NJ. Grandchildren are Janine Neate (Thomas), Alison Wilson (Mark), Bradford Maxwell (Susannah), Amanda Maxwell, Randall Maxwell (Mandy), Kent Maxwell, Jill Maxwell (Michael Hamrah), Michael Maxwell (Anna), Andrew Maxwell, Barton Maxwell, Katy Payne (Joshua), Lauren Maxwell, Scott Maxwell, Maksim Maxwell; step granddaughters are Heather Woolfitt (Eric), Holly Chadd; great-grandchildren are Tyler Neate, Tristan Neate, Nicholas Neate, Olivia Wilson, Audrey Maxwell, Peter Maxwell, Henry Maxwell, Madelyn Payne, Elliana Payne; step great-grandchildren, Ericson Woolfitt, Jacob Wilson, Gabrielle Wilson. Visitation hours to celebrate her remarkable life will be held on Thursday, March 8, from 4:00-8:00 p.m. at Hamilton Funeral Home, 116 South Liberty Street, Orwigsburg. The funeral mass will be at St. Ambrose Roman Catholic Church, 201 Randel Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA on Friday, March 9, at 10:30 a.m. There will also be a service at LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Saturday, March 10, at 10:00 a.m. Burial will follow the service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Please honor Beth's request to send contributions in lieu of flowers in her name to St. Ambrose School, 302 Randel Street, Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972.    Star Gazette – March 9, 2012

OPELT   LeRoy E. "Ope" Age 79, of Big Flats, NY. He was born December 9, 1926 in Corning, NY, son of the late Clarence and Ruth (Anderson) Opelt, and died Saturday, February 4, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was predeceased by his stepfather, Herman Peet; and brother, Donald Peet; and is survived by his wife of 58 years, Marguerite (Hogan) Opelt; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Glen Stevenson of Big Flats; son and daughter-in-law, Timothy and Brenda Opelt of Flower Mound, TX; granddaughters, Megan and Jessica Burns; grandsons, Colin and Ryan Opelt. Mr. Opelt began his career as a teacher at Hendy Ave. School. He then became the first principal of Pine City School before moving on to both T.K. Beecher and George Washington School, where he retired in 1989 after a 34-year career in education. He was a member and past president of the Big Flats Lions Club, past president of the Elmira Teachers Assoc. and was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving during WWII. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, February 7th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, February 8th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember LeRoy through donations to the American Diabetes Association or the Chemung County Nursing Facility.

ORR - BRADT
Margaret Jane (Margie) Age 81, died at the Heritage Nursing Home, Athens, Pennsylvania, Formerly of Franklin Street in Elmira, New York. She was born on July 30, 1919 in Batavia, New York, a daughter of the late Samuel and Cathrine (Barron) Orr. Margie was welcomed home on May 1st, 2001 by her Heavenly Father and her beloved "Al", her husband of 52 years and their adored son Allen Bradt, Jr. Margie was predeceased by her six siblings, all of her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law in the Bradt family, and her son in law, Dr. Robert A. Piper. She is survived by her daughter, Bea Mary Piper of Elmira, NY and her grandchildren Robert Allen Piper II of Charlotte, NC, Marse' Jane Mowrer(Michael) of Jamestown, NY and Jay Bradt Piper of Rochester, NY. Two Great grandchildren Molly Bea and Mitchell Mowrer of Jamestown, NY and also many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY Thursday, May 3rd, 2001 2:00-4:00pm and 6:00-8:00pm. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00pm. The Reverend Cathy Black will officiate. Graveside services will remain private at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Margie was a devoted member of the O.E.S. Harmony Chapter of the Ladies of the Eastern Star and the Rebecca's IOOF, and attended the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Marge's happiness was her faith in God, her family, home, and her many friends. One of her greatest joys in life were her three grandchildren. She always thought they were just "perfect". Those wishing may light a candle of memory in Margie's name at www.olthof.com. Memorials in Margie's name may be made to Arthritis Foundation, Central NY Chapter, The Pritchard Bldg., 5858 E. Molloy Road, Syracuse, NY or the Alzheimer's Support Group, PO Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902-0588

OSBORN - HODGKINS, Marjorie V.
Of Pottsville, PA - Age 93, formerly of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Monday, January 4, 2010 at the Schuylkill Center in Pottsville, PA. She was born June 21, 1916 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Roy B. and Bessie (Davis) Osborn. Her beloved husband, James Hodgkins preceded her in death in 1988. She is survived be her loving daughter, Betsy Lord, of Pottsville, PA; grandsons, Jeffrey and Jason Lord of Bellefonte, PA. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery where Marjorie will be laid to rest with her beloved James. A memorial Service will be held in the spring at a date and time to be announced.
Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/ Southport, NY.  Published in Star-Gazette on January 6, 2010

LLOYD DAVID OSGOOD, 75, of Millerton, Pa., died Sunday, Mar. 20, 1938 after a brief illness.  He leaves a daughter, Mrs. Bert Roberts of Millerton; a son, Arnold Osgood of 758 S. Main St., Elmira; two brothers, Frank and Milton of Galeton, Pa.; eight grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  Mr. Osgood was born in Wells County, Pa. and spent the greater part of his life in Galeton.  The funeral will be held at the home of the son, Arnold Osgood in Elmira Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. E. Devine of Millerton officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette -3/21/1938

OSTRANDER –MRS. MARY E. TOMPKINS of 501 Baldwin Street died Sunday, September 20, 1925.  Mrs. Thompson is survived by a son, Charles Ostrander of Rochester; two sisters, Mrs. C. A. Wright and Miss Ann D. Ostrander of Binghamton; a brother, George Ostrander of Binghamton.  The funeral was held at the Davis Undertaking Rooms Tuesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. F. Henstridge officiated.  Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925

 

OSTRANDER Roland H. (Red)
Age 75 of W. Second St., Monday, January 16, 1995. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, Wednesday 7-9 PM. A Funeral Service will be held there following calling hours at 9:00 PM. Rev. Robert Lewis, his Pastor, will Officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survivors include his wife, Nancy A. Ostrander, with whom he would have celebrated their 50th Wedding Anniversary in October; Daughter & Son-in-law: Cheryl L. & Roland H. Traver of Concord, NC; grandsons: Chad K. Traver of Elmira & Jeffery M. Traver of Concord, NC. He was a veteran of WWII having served in Company L. 108th Infantry Division. He was an avid bowler & golfer. He was an Honorary Member of the Dew Bird Golfer Assoc. He retired from American Bridge Division of U.S. Steel. - Elmira Star-Gazette.

 

OSTROWSKI Felix

Age 103 of Corning died Monday, April 23, 2012 at Founder's Pavilion. Survived by his children, Christina Markiewicz, Corning, NY, Stanley Ostrowski, Ft. Duchesne, UT, Maria Finucane, Las Vegas, NV, Helen (Carl) Alden, Fountain Hills, AZ, Angela (Frank) Deery, Creue, VA, Konrad (Dorothy) Ostrowski, Pine Valley, NY; 15 grandchildren including Elizabeth Frye and Loretta Richards; 20 great grandchildren, 11 great-great children; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by his wife Maria; son John and sister, Stephanie Blazewicz. Felix was a survivor of two World Wars, a communicant of the Christ the Redeemer Parish, a member of the White Eagle's Club and the Polish Arts Club, a former member of the Dairymans Association. A special thank you to the staff at Founder's Pavilion and to his life physician Dr. Sharma. Those wishing may make a donation in Felix's memory to Christ the Redeemer Parish for St. Casimir's Church or to The Polish Arts Club of Elmira. (Envelopes available at the funeral home.) The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Friday April 27 from 4-7 p.m. A prayer service there Saturday April 28 at 7:30 a.m. followed by his Mass of Christian Burial in St. Casimir's Church at 8:30 a.m. Burial will be on Monday, April 30 at 9:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – April 25, 2012

 

OTT Judith Ott Browne

of Marlborough, Mass. died on August 30th, 2013 at the age of 91. Born in Elmira , she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. Charles H. Ott and was the wife of George Cimes Browne, Jr. who passed in 1986, also of Elmira. She is survived by her son David Browne of Palm Springs, California; her son Charles Browne of East Derry, New Hampshire and her daughter Hilarie Johnson of Washington, Connecticut. She is also survived by her brother Charles H Ott, 3rd of Greensboro, North Carolina and two grandchildren, Megan Taylor of East Derry, New Hampshire and Ryan Browne of Somerville, Massachusetts. Mrs. Browne was a lifelong artist and lover of many things from animals to good books to difficult crossword puzzles. She was a stickler for grammar and spelling and was quick to correct when someone misspoke. During her life, she was a substitute teacher, a researcher for a government related firm, a homemaker and an accomplished artist whose work was exhibited in galleries in the greater Boston area as well as in galleries in New York state, North Carolina and Tennessee. Her specialty later in life was hand painting furniture for friends and their families. She was such a skilled craftsman that her works were also exhibited in the show houses in the Boston area and in the yearly held furniture mart in North Carolina. She loved animals especially dogs and subjects in nature, most particularly flowers. The walls of her home were decorated with many pictures of both and she was forever capturing them in her paintings. Her love of art rubbed off on all of her children in one form or another and we are forever thankful for her guidance and knowledge. In the 1960's she was often referred to as a "second mother" to many, and she loved to have her children's friends drop by or hang out. She will be greatly missed by all. A graveside service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery on the morning of October 1st and any family friends are welcome. Donations can be made to Animal Friends of Connecticut, Hartford, Ct.   Star Gazette – September 13, 2013

 

OUTT - Mrs. Alice Redder, wife of Lewis Redder of 117 West Hudson Street, died at 11:40 o'clock Sunday night. She is survived by her husband, one son, Norman, her mother Mrs. Clara Outt, of Elmira; three brothers, Walter J. of Lynbrook, Frank W. of Sunbury P.A., Harry A. of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Benjamin Keeler, of Morristown, N.J. The funeral was held at the home Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock and at Grace Church at 10:30 o'clock. The Rev. Heinstridge officiated and burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Sunday Telegram, August 19, 1917. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.

OVERACKER William B. "George"
Age 92, of Robert Dr., Horseheads, died Sat., March 28, 2009, at his home. Blaine was born Oct. 15, 1916 in Cincinnatus, NY, the son to the late J. B. and Bessie (Luther) Overacker. He was predeceased by his wife of 62 years, Lillian Gosline Overacker in 1999. His surviving family includes his daughter and son, Wendy Planavsky of North Tonawanda, NY, Blaine and Sharon Overacker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Brett (Rosemary) Overacker of New Canaan, CT, Michelle (Sal) Cicconi of Big Flats, NY, Elaine (William) McGettrick of Horseheads, NY, Tracey (Josh) Belsky of Upper Montclair, NJ and Jason (Natasha) Planavsky of Tonawanda, NY; great-grandchildren, Brittany, Courtney, Shelby and Lily Overacker, Isabella and Lia Cicconi, Nicholas Pariso, Madison McGettrick, Samuel and Emma Belsky, Gabriel, Gavin and Lillian Planavsky; special K-9 companion, "Abbey." He was also predeceased by his sister and brother, Thelma Rumsey and Tracey Overacker. George was a retired electrician and job superintendent with the I.B.E.W. Local #139 in Elmira, NY and a veteran of the US Army. Services at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, took place privately with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may remember Mr. Overacker with donations in his name to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, Inc., 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or the American Cancer Society Eastern Division, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY 13790. Special thanks the many health care providers of both the Arnot Ogden Medical Center 2B and the Bath Veterans Administration Hospital.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/2/2009

OVERPECK Annie M. Gustin
On the 21st day of October, 1929, sorrowing friends from far and near gathered at Woodlawn Chapel in Elmira, to pay their last tribute of love and respect to a devoted mother and much loved neighbor, Annie M. Overpeck, wife of the late B.K. Gustin.  The funeral services were brief.  The reading of the 21st chapter of Revelations and the text from the 14th chapter and 13th verse, the consoling words of her loved pastor Rev. J.V. Darrow, were very impressive.  She was born August 19, 1845, and at the time of her death was 84 years and two months of age.  She was married to B.K. Gustin on January 24, 1866.  To this union 7 children were born, two of whom died in infancy and the lamented C.C. Gustin, who died from injuries received in an automobile accident four years ago in September; Mrs. Homer Tuttle of Ithaca, Mrs. Lulu Reynolds of Freehold, N.J., B.W. Gustin of Burgon, Ohio, and Blaine Gustin of Binghamton, survive her.
   Thirty-six years ago she and her family were converted under the labors of Rev. I.B. Hyde and united with the M.E. Church in East Smithfield.  Her life was one of service.  Her heart and hands were always ready to help in the church and Woman's Relief Corps, of which she was a loyal member.  Her home was a refuge especially of ministers and their families and her good cheer made them welcome.  The memory of her good deeds will long be remembered by those who knew her but most dearly was it seen by her children.  It was to them she poured out the full measure of her devotion and proved herself a loving, unselfish mother.  Although many hearts are saddened by her departure, we have the blessed assurance that she is at rest in the heavenly mansion prepared for those who love God.  Cynthia Murdock - Herndon, VA

OVERACKER, Jay B- For many years an employee of the Borden Company and a native of Newfield, NY died in his home on Center Street, Friday morning, Sept 12, 1947. He had been in failing health for several months. He was a man who made and held many friends. He is survived by his wife, the former, Bessie Luther, one daughter, Mrs. Harold Rumsey, Elkland; two sons, Tracey, Brooklyn, NY and Blaine, Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Mary Parsons, Cortland, NY; six grandchildren. Services were held in the Soper Funeral Home on Monday at 2 pm. Rev. Arthur Morey with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

OVERACKER, Jay B-Troy, Sept 12-63, died at his home in Troy, Friday morning. Besides his wife, Bessie Luther Overacker, he is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Harold Rumsey of Elkland; two sons, Tracey of Brookland, NY and Blaine of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Mary Parsons of Cortland, NMY; six grandchildren. The body is at the family home and will be moved to the Soper funeral home in Troy, Monday morning where services will be held Monday afternoon at 2. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira with Rev. Arthur Morey officiating.

CHARLES JOSEPH OWEN, 61 of 213 Franklin St., Saturday, July 29, 1950.  Survived by wife, Ethel Hauber Owen; two sons, Bruce L. of Pekin, Ill. And Marvin of Cleveland, Ohio; two grandchildren.  The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where services will be Tuesday at 2.  The Rev. C. Wellington Hardy.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/30/1950

OWEN - WILLIAMSON
Katherine A longtime resident of Roe Ave, in Elmira died at her home with her family at her side, Thursday morning, February 9, 2006 at the age of 84. Born in Boston, NY, Katherine was the daughter of Robert & Helen Thiel Owen. She was married to Eldon Russell Williamson for over 42 years until his passing in 1980. Katherine had many interests including traveling, cooking and roller skating. She was a sports enthusiast and always made those who visited her home feel welcome. She was a devoted and loving mother to her six children, Laura Strock, Elmira; Donna Lester Wilbur, Tioga, PA; Robert Williamson, Lowman, NY; Kathy Williamson, Pine City; Russ & Jean Williamson, Horseheads; John "Jack" & Blanche Williamson, Elmira; along with 19 grandchildren, 28 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Also a very special sister-in-law, Betty Williamson, Madison, NY. Katherine was predeceased by her parents, Robert & Helen Owen; her husband, Eldon Russell; brothers, Raymond and Albert Wolf; sisters, Evelyn Wiser, Mannita Lamm, Bernice Wolf, and Cora Owen. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, February 14, 2006 between the hours of 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Graveside services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery where Katherine will be interred next to her husband Eldon R. Williamson. Memorials in her memory may directed to Southern Tier Hospice who helped make her final days with us more comfortable.

OWEN –MARY OWEN PERRY age 71 of 3017 Hillview Drive, Big Flats, NY Saturday, April 17, 1982 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital after a long illness.  She was born in Chemung, NY August 22, 1910 to Grey and Marguerite Owen.  She was a graduate of Waverly High School, Cortland State College and married Rollin Lawrence Perry in 1932.  They came to Big Flats from Ithaca, NY in 1962.  She was active in Cornell Dames, Ithaca Garden Club and various activities in the First Presbyterian Church during their 17 years in Ithaca.  She was a member of the Presbyterian Church in Big Flats and is survived by her husband; two sons, R. Owen Perry of Milwaukee, WI and L. Grey Perry of Manomet, MA and six grandchildren.  A memorial service will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church in Big Flats, NY.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  The family requests no flowers.  Donations can be made to the Arthritis Foundation or the charity of their choice.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1982

OYLER - MILLER, Mary Jane
Lifelong Town of Southport Resident was born September 21, 1923 in Southbend, IN, the daughter of the late Raymond and Bernice (Mick) Oyler, she died on Wednesday, February 25, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 85. Her loving husband, Paul Elliott Miller (1973) predeceased her as well as her longtime companion, Donald Guild of Elmira. Mary is survived by her beloved children, daughter, Carol F. Miller of Southport, NY; son, Ralph E. (Pamela F.) Miller of Ridgeway, VA; much loved granddaughters, Ashley (Ryan) Powell of Reston, VA; Paula (Eric) Thiel of Roanoke, VA. Mary was very active with the Corning Country Club, the LPGA Corning Classic and was in charge of the Merchandise Tent. Her greatest love was for golf and she enjoyed bowling at the Dixie Lanes in Southport. Mary Jane was a wonderful mother and was very supportive as well. She cherished her many friends and neighbors in the Southport Community. In accordance with her wishes, Mary Jane's Funeral Services will be held privately at the convenience of her family. She will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery also at a time convenient to her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Ave., Rochester, NY, 14620 or the American National Kidney Foundation, 6110 Executive Blvd., Suite #1010, Rockville, MD, 20852. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/27/2009
 

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