Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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PEACH –MRS. FLORENCE P. GORDON of 363 W. Second, Sunday, January 9, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the McIneray Funeral Home Monday and Tuesday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Vernon Lee. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by son, Harold of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; daughter, Mrs. Helen Corey of Wellsburg RD 1; brothers, Edward Peach and James Peach, both of Akron, Ohio; sisters, Mrs. Mary Evans of Nanty-glo, Pa., Mrs. Dinah Clawson of Elmira; six grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; 11 great-great-grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/10/1972
PEACOCK - .DERWISH Emily L. Age 75, formerly of 300 S. Main St., Elmira, died Tuesday, January 3, 2006, at the Moran Nursing Facility, Bellwood, PA. Emily was predeceased by her husband Thomas who died in 1986. Born in Colport, PA she was the daughter of the late Robert and Marion Peacock. Emily was a devoted mother to Carol (James) Yingling of Tyrone, PA, Robert (Ruth) Oshall of Glendale, AZ and Herbert (Sharon) Oshall of Flinton, PA. She is also survived by her brother Tarlton (Jean) Peacock of Clearfield, PA; as well as five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Friends and family are invited to attend graveside services on Friday, January 6, 2006 at 1:00pm in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
PERREAULT Bernice Age 80, of Lake Street, Elmira, New York, died on Tuesday, March 28, 2006, at her home. She was born on December 23, 1925 in Paris Ontario, Canada to the late Frederick and Beatrice (Showers) Peart. Beatrice is survived by her daughter, Marie (Michael) Hetherington of Elmira; son, Robert J. (Cathy) Perreault of FL; sister, Leone Kelly of Canada; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Bernice was employed by Artistic Greetings for 23 years. Family and friends are invited to call on Sunday, April 2nd, from 1 to 3 p.m. and 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Monday, April 3rd, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery
PEASE –HELEN P. BREWER age 82 of 3020 Lake St., Monday, February 20, 1989. Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home Thursday, 2 to 4 pm and 7 to 9 pm. Funeral there Friday, 11 am. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by daughters, Mrs. John (Mary Lou) Talley, Rome, NY, Mrs. Robert (Joyce) Wasson, Wilmington, DE, Mrs. Nancy Pierce, Dalton, MA, Mrs. Stephen (Linda) McCunnigle, Avoca, NY; sons, William (Janice), Elmira, Robert (Mary Ann) Brewer, Corning, NY; brother, Raymond Pease, Lockport, NY; 24 grandchildren, one great-grandchild. She was a graduate of Buffalo and Cortland State Teachers Colleges. Lifelong school teacher in the Elmira and Watkins Glen Systems, Past president and 30 year member of Horseheads BPW, receiving the Woman of the Year Award, member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. She was the widow of Audley D. Brewer. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/21/1989
PEASE - PIPHER Martha Arlene Age 81, of Sebring, Florida, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on November 19th, 2005 in Sebring. She was born on November 29th, 1923 in Millerton, PA, the daughter of the late Willard C. and Matilda B. (Benson) Pease. Martha graduated from Troy High School, the class of 1942. She was a devoted homemaker and lived in Elmira for a number of years before establishing a seasonal home in Florida in 1969. In 1997, the family made their home in Sebring permanent. Surviving Martha is her loving and devoted husband of 52 years, Richard E. Pipher of Sebring, FL; son, Richard O. Pipher, also of Sebring. She has nine nieces and four nephews, including special nieces and nephews, Sheila and Larry Foster of Canton, PA and Bonnie Jo Mathers of Cayuga Lake, NY. She was predeceased by her brother, Willard J. Pease; and her sister, Betty J. Mathers. Martha's services will remain private. The family will provide all necessary flowers. Interment will be at the families' convenience in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Willard C. PEASE , age 65, of Millerton RD 2, unexpectedly Monday Dec. 2, 1968. Arrangements by Shaw and Robena Funeral Home, Mansfield. Body will be removed to the family home, Millerton, at 2 p.m. where friends may call. Prayer service there Thursday at 12: 45 p.m. Services Thursday at 1:30 a.m. from Mosherville Wells Union Church, the Rev. George Evans and Rev. James Mitchell, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorials be made to Chemung County Heart Fund. Survived by wife, Marjorie; son, Willard Pease, Jr. of Pine City; daughters, Mrs. Arlene Pipher of Elmira, Mrs. Betty Mathers of Mosherville; stepdaughters, Mrs. Eleanor McClure of Millerton, Miss Joyce Devitt at home; brother, Emory Pease of Elmira Heights; sisters, Mrs. Carrie Mosher of Little Marsh, Mrs. Viola Kilburn of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Irene Zahorian of Horseheads; eight grandchildren; four step-grandchildren. Mr. Pease was a member of Mosherville Wells Union Church was a prosperous dairy farmer and president of the Wells Township Supervisors.
ELMER L. PECK. Life member of Southport Volunteer Fire Department Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, March 16, 2006. He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie (Paul) Isaacs, Marilyn (Richard) Lemoncelli; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, James (Virginia) Peck; a niece and a nephew. Elmer was predeceased by his wife, Helen Marie Peck, in 1969. He served in the United States Air Force during WW II. Elmer joined the Southport Volunteer Fire Department in August of 1953, serving as Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief. At the occasion of his retirement from active duty he was Fire Police Captain. He served as president and member of the Board of Directors. He was recognized for 50 years of service, a recipient of the Lt. Milton H. Scott Memorial Award for Firefighter of the Year. Elmer was a delegate to Chemung County Firefighters Association and New York-Penn Firefighters Association. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, March 18, 2006, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 2:00 p.m. Officers and members of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department will provide the honor guard with Chaplain William Vallet officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl St., Elmira, NY, 14904, in Elmer's memory. –Elmira Star Gazette.
PECK Elmer L. Life member of Southport Volunteer Fire Department Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, March 16, 2006. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, March 18, 2006, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there at 2:00 p.m. Officers and members of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department will provide the honor guard with Chaplain William Vallet officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl St., Elmira, NY, 14904, in Elmer's memory.
ELMER L. PECK life member of Southport Volunteer Fire Department Age 82, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, March 16, 2006. He is survived by his daughters, Bonnie (Paul) Isaacs, Marilyn (Richard) Lemoncelli; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; brother, James (Virginia) Peck; a niece and a nephew. Elmer was predeceased by his wife, Helen Marie Peck, in 1969. He served in the United States Air Force during WW II. Elmer joined the Southport Volunteer Fire Department in August of 1953, serving as Lieutenant, Captain and Assistant Chief. At the occasion of his retirement from active duty he was Fire Police Captain. He served as president and member of the Board of Directors. He was recognized for 50 years of service, a recipient of the Lt. Milton H. Scott Memorial Award for Firefighter of the Year. Elmer was a delegate to Chemung County Firefighters Association and New York-Penn Firefighters Association. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, March 18, 2006, from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. with funeral and committal service there at 2:00 p.m. Officers and members of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department will provide the honor guard with Chaplain William Vallet officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department, 1001 Carl St., Elmira, NY in Elmer's memory. –Elmira Star Gazette
PECKA Megan Braelynn
Went to be with the angels on June 27, 2007. Megan was born April 16, 2007 at Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Megan is survived by her loving parents, Michael and Nicole Pecka; maternal grandparents, Robert (Carol) Infantino, and Patricia Bojinoff; paternal grandparents, Mike (Susie) Pecka; paternal aunt, Shel; uncles, A'don, David and Corey; maternal uncle, Michael Palermo of Palmyra, NY; numerous cousins. Those wishing may make donations in Megan's name to The Children's Miracle Network c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or envelopes will be available at the funeral home. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Tuesday, July 3, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. followed immediately with her funeral service at 2:00 p.m. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
PEDRICK Francis "Bill"
Former Chief of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department
Age 90, died on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. His parents, William R. and Florence (Shumaker) Pedrick; and first wife, Alice Stein Pedrick, predeceased Francis. He is survived by his loving wife, Lela Stewart Marmor Pedrick; daughter, Joyce (Ralph) Todd of Pt. Charlotte, FL; sons, William (Christine) Pedrick of Elmira, NY, John (Diane) Marmor of Quakertown, PA; grandchildren, Scott Logue of Waldorf, MD, Sherri Schrijver of Elmira, Maia (Nate) Knowles of Cooperburg, PA, Michael Marmor of Quakertown, PA, Danielle (Rob) Pedrick, Christopher Pedrick, both of Elmira, David (Karen) Burt of Pine City, Ralph (Toddie Todd) (deceased), Charles Todd; great-grandchildren, Amber, Taylor and Scott Logue, Mackenzie Schrijver, Gabriel and Gideon Knowles, Gavin Pedrick, Ryan Todd, Alex Todd. After graduation from school he joined his father in the Pedricks Salvage and Lumber Co. After serving in the Army during WWII as a member of the Occupational Forces in Europe, he worked for Remington Rand a short time and then joined his father again at the lumber company. On the close of this business venture, Francis worked for Elmira Stamping Co. as a tool and die maker, where he later retired. He was an active Mason, in the VFW and Grotto. Francis joined Southport Volunteer Fire Department on May 6, 1952 and was their chief from 1961-1970. He also served as Captain, Assistant Chief, member of the Board of Directors, and Deputy Fire Investigator for the Town of Southport. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, April 19, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, on Friday, April 20, 2007, at 11:00 a.m., Rev. William Vallet will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Southport Volunteer Fire Department or the charity of your choice. Special thanks to his grandson, Christopher, for his endeavors in making Francis' last year special.
DAVID S. PENNELL OF 515 Partridge St., Wednesday, Dec. 1, 1954. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ada H. Pennell; stepsons, William Robinson and Reginald Green, both of Elmira; stepdaughters, Mrs. Mary E. Spellman and Mrs. Shirley Fields, both of Long Island. Body at Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home, 403 Walnut St. where friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. C. Wellington Hardy. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/2/1954
PERKINS –MRS. COAR A. GOODWIN, 67, of 463 ½ Frank St., Wednesday, Jan. 11, 1956. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Frances Roberts of Winterhaven, Florida, Mrs. Farrelene Dolan, Mrs. Doris Elliott and Mrs. Margaret Patterson of Elmira; sons, Elmer and Earl Goodwin of Elmira and Harry of Wolcott, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Margaret Hazen of Elmira; brother, Robert S. Perkins of Elmira; 12 grandchildren. Body at Keister Funeral home. Friends may call today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lloyd F. Shepard. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1956
PERKINS - COLOUCHE
Ledith H. (Perkins) Age 74, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, December 15, 2005, at Bethany Manor. She was born on January 5, 1931 in Elmira, NY to the late Jessie and Merty (Wilber) Perkins. Ledith was predeceased by her husband, Anthony Colouche; longtime companion, Morland Morris; and grandson, Scott Paul Tice. She is survived by her daughter, Elizabeth Colouche-Birch of Elmira; brother, Kenneth Perkins Sr. of Elmira; grandchildren, Tina (Raymond) Barnes of Elmira and Anthony J. Colouche of NJ; great-grandchildren, Timothy Nickens, Victoria Blair, Joseph Blair III and Samantha Rae Barnes; loving dog, "Fawn"; and cat, "Bootsie". Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, December 21st, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. with Pastor Matthew Pickering officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
PERRY Ashley Age 95, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 5, 1910 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Paul and Ethel (Comas) Perry and went home to be with his Lord Sunday, December 25, 2005, at Elcor Nursing Home. He was predeceased by his wife, Ethel, in 1981; and sisters, Sarah Cox and Eva Washington of NYC; and is survived by his daughters, Evelyn Williams and Mary Boyd, both of Elmira; sister, Lillian Lawrence of New York, NY; grandchildren, Deborah Patterson of Buffalo, NY, Donita (Charles) Walton, Rev. Gregory Allyn (Carmela) Jones, Rev. Lawrence Ashley (Michelle) Jones, all of Elmira, Stephen (Janice) Boyd of VA, Karla (David) Guisewhite, Elretha Jones, both of Elmira, George D. Patterson, Jr. of Buffalo, NY; great-grandchildren, Sgt. George D. Patterson III, John Walton, Michael Jones, David Guisewhite, Lamaya Jones, Greg, John and Ernest Jones, Brittaney Jones, Stephen and Christopher Boyd, Lawrence Jones, Jr. and Timaeus Jones Wilkins; host of nieces and nephews; and five great-great-grand-children. Deacon Perry was a member of Monumental Baptist Church for over 60 years, served as a Deacon there and was currently a member of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church. He was a member of the Queen City Lodge, I.B.P.O.E. of W.; was employed at American Bridge, Sears, Chemung County Historical Society and then owned and operated Perry's Taxi Service in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 29th, from 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held Friday, December 30th, at 12 Noon in St. Paul Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan Street in Elmira. Rev. Johnny Vaughn and Rev. Frank Raines III of Detroit, MI will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
PERRY –MRS. HELEN THELMA DOVE of 225 W. 11th St., Elmira Heights, this morning, Aug. 17, 1956. She was a member of the Elmwood Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Miss Stacia Dove and son, Richard, both at home. parents, Mr. and Mrs. Claude Perry and sister, Mrs. Marcellus R. Henry, all of Elmira Heights; brother, Richard Perry of Bath. The body is at the Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call Saturday and Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. L. M. Blackmer and the Rev. J. Sidney Kane. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/1956
PERRY – Macey Perry, age 74, of St. Petersburg, FL, formerly of Elmira died on Sunday, September 1. 1985. Friends may call at Holly-Keck Funeral Home, Thursday, from 1-3 pm, with Funeral and Committal Services at the conclusion of calling hours (3pm), Pastor Edmund Robinson Officiating. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. He is survived by wife, Lula; 3 children, Sally Everett, Howard (Ann) Gilliland, both of Homosassa, FL, and Harold and Anna Gilliland of Elmira; 3 brothers, John Perry of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, Coley Perry of Big Flats, Dee Perry of Columbia Cross Roads, PA; 2 sisters, Florence Barrett of Columbia Cross Roads, PA, and Myrtle Johns of Troy, PA; 5 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Macey was a former employee of American LaFrance and the Elmira Knitting Mills.
PVT. ARTHUR M. PERSONIUS, killed in action July 19, 1944 at St. Lo, France. Survived by foster parents, Mr. and Mrs. Don Edwards, 607 McDowell Pl.; daughters, Patricia Ann and Marguerite, both of Willard; several sisters and brothers. Body will arrive Tuesday. Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/28/1948
PERSONIUS John Southside Resident Age 72, of Balsam Street Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Monday, August 22, 2005, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born January 15, 1933 in Elmira, the son of the late Kirkwood E. and Dorthea (Reynolds) Personius. His infant son in 1956; and brother-in-law, James McTiernan, also predeceased him. John married Ella M. Howard May 7, 1955 in the Breesport United Methodist Church. They have enjoyed 50 wonderful years of life and love together. His survivors include his loving wife, Ella; beloved daughters, Kathleen Cunningham of Erin, NY, Janet (Chris) Dellahunty of Wake Forrest, NC, Marlene (Richard) Twiss of Highland Village, TX, Beverly (David) Welch of Cohocton, NY; sister, Deborah McTiernan of Little Falls, NY; brother, Kirkwood (Polly) Personius of Rochester, NY; along with 7 grandchildren, 2 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and a host of wonderful friends who will all miss John dearly. Mr. Personius was a Veteran of the United States Army proudly serving his country. He retired from the New York State Telephone Company after 40 years of dedicated service as a cable splicer. He was a faithful 45 + year member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors, especially gardening and hunting, as well as fishing at his favorite spot on the lake. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, August 25, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will be celebrated on Friday at 11:00 a.m. by his pastor and friend the Reverend Joseph Kim. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in the name of John Personius may be directed to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 South Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904, or to a charity of one's choice.
WILLIAM L. PETERMAN SR., 70 of 177 W. Pulteney St., Corning, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1953. A native of Elmira he was the son of the late James Cameron and Emma Argetsenger Peterman. An employee of the Corning Glass Works since 1924. Mr. Peterman retired several months ago as supervisor of moulding. He was a member of moulding. He was a member of the Board of Education from 1934 until 1952 and also served as board clerk. He also was a member and trustee of the First Congregational Church of Corning and a former member of Corning and a former member of Boy Scout Troop 23 Committee. Survived by wife, Mrs. Evelyn Mack Peterman; sons, William L. Peterman Jr. at home, James Cameron Peterman of Corning; brother, James C. Peterman of Elmira; grandchildren, Gail and Richard Peterman, both of Corning. The body is at the Phillips Funeral Home, Corning where friends are invited to call today from 7 to 9 p.m. and where funeral will be held Friday at 11 a.m. The Rev. Rerdinand Kurz Jr. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/12/1953
PETERSON E. Arden - Devoted and loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather Age 90, of 801 Euclid Avenue, Elmira, NY, died at home on Tuesday, May 30, 2006, surrounded by his family with his beloved wife, Cynthia at his side. Arden was the son of the late Adolf and Johanna Bystrom Peterson, born in Elmira, NY on April 25, 1916. He is survived by his devoted wife, Cynthia of Elmira (61 years); son, Norman Peterson of Elmira; daughter, Susan (Thomas) Lynough of Elmira; grandchildren, Jessica L. Jankowski, Thomas J. Lynough, Jeffrey T. (Nicole) Lynough; step grandsons, Matthew Lynough, Andrew Lynough; sister-in-law, Eleanor J. Peterson of Elmira; nephew, Raymond Manley; niece, Sharlene Kaney of Atlanta, GA. He was predeceased by his son, Raymond Peterson in 1989. Arden worked at Remington Rand, Eclipse/Bendix Corp. and was a Veteran of the Army during WWII working in Oak Ridge, TN on the Manhattan Project, developing the US Atomic Bomb. After that he went to Washington, DC to work in the US Patent Office. Following that, he went to GE where he retired, then to Kennedy Valve and Elmira Correctional Facility as a foreman. Arden was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church for over 80 years and a member of the choir for over 60 years. He was active in the Men's Brotherhood, past member of the Bentley Post American Legion, past President of PTA, an active Cub Scout Leader in the area. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Saturday, June 3, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. with funeral and committal there at 4:00 p.m. The Rev. David Ashby will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, or Southern Tier Hospice.
PETRIE –CATHARINE LOUISE (PETRIE) SUTTON passed away on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Bethany Manor where she had been a resident for the past four years. Catharine had resided at Woodbrook Assisted Living Facility prior to moving to Bethany. She was born on November 17, 1915 in Elmira, the daughter of Robert and Lena (Mencing) Petrie. Catharine was predeceased by her husband John A. "Bud" Sutton on November 20, 1969. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law John R. and Nancy Sutton; grandchildren, John William (Amy) Sutton and Elizabeth Catharine Sutton; great-grandsons, Matthew and Nathaniel Sutton. Catharine was a 1937 Elmira College graduate. She retired from the Chemung County Department of Social Services in 1985. Catharine was a long time member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Family and friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Monday, October 20, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will follow. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Catharine's family extends a special thank you to the staffs at Bethany Manor and Woodbrook for the loving care provided. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/19/2013
PETRIS George Jr.
A longtime resident of Gillett, PA passed away, Fri. Dec. 20, 2013 following declining health at the age of 89. Born on Jan. 19, 1924 in Milltown/Sayre, Pa; George was the son of the late, George & Mary Kossey Petris. He married Eunice Young on Aug. 25, 1951 and she predeceased him on Apr. 3, 2000. George served his country in the US Navy during WW II. Always possessing a hard work ethic, He was employed by Bendiz/Facet Inc. for many years until his retirement. George loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, farming and caring for his home and family. Surviving are his loving sons, Jim (Tomilyn) Petris, Gillett, Pa; and Steve (Connie) Petris, Gillett, PA; five grandchildren, Josh (Becky) Petris, Gillett, PA; Ashley (Doug) Sponseller, Hanover, PA;, Chelsea (Ed) Notebart, Geneva, NY; Niki Petris, Bangor, PA; and Kyle Petris, Gillett, PA. George was also blessed with two great grandchildren, Wyatt and Kassidy and a grandson on the way; brother, John (Gerry) Petris, Dundee, NY; Close to our hearts are the dear neighbors and friends on the hill who meant so much to George; also, Mike Congdon, George (Karene) McMillan, Bill (Doris) Gordon, August Ball, and Peter Starr. In addition to his parents and wife, George was predeceased by two children, Tina Marie and Joy Lynn; brother, Mike; sisters, Helen and Julia. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Mon. Dec. 23, 2013 between the hours of 4-7 p.m. Funeral services will take place privately at the family's convenience with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Petris. Memorial donations may be directed to the NRA Hunter Service, 11250 Apples Mill Rd. Fairfax, VA 22030 Attn: Petris Contributions; Wounded Warrior Project, PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS; Paralyzed Veterans, National Headquarters, 801 Eighteenth Street, NW Washington, DC 20006-3517 or the charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – December 22, 2013
PETZOLD Evelyn A. Carozza
age 98, of Jupiter FL, died September 17, 2012. Evelyn was predeceased by her husband of 64 years, Francis P. Carozza. Evelyn is survived by her children, Mary Kay (Carlos) Solera, John Carozza, Thomas (Gloria) Carozza and Linda (James) DiGiulio. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place on November 9, 2012, 10 AM, at St. Mary's of the Lake, 905 N. Decatur St., Watkins Glen, NY. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY. Star Gazette – November 5, 2012
PETERSON - Girl Burns to Death, Baby Boy is Drowned, Youth Kills Playmate- Wellsboro, Oct. 30.- Bradford and Susquehanna counties recorded tragedies last week. Leona Woolver, age 14, of Rummerfield, was burned to death when a can of kerosene oil exploded while she was making a fire. An infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Peterson of Wells was drowned in a puddle of water in an otherwise dry brook, and by the accidental discharge of a gun, in the hands of a companion, Robert Goodman, age 12, of Lanesboro, was instantly killed while shooting at toy balloons.
ELLA C. PETERSON died Tuesday (July 13, 1915) morning at 6 o’clock at the family home on upper West Water Street. She is survived by her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Peterson; two brothers, Frank and Henry A. Peterson of this city. The funeral was held at the family home Thursday at 2 p.m. The burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Miss Peterson was a woman of unusual attainments and forcefulness of character and of personal characteristics, which commanded respect and admiration. She had been a teacher in the Elmira public schools for fifteen years and nearly all of that time at No. 10 school, in the reformatory district. Miss Satterico, the principal has paid Miss Peterson high tribute as a woman and teacher. Throughout all the long illness, which she endured, punctuated with intense suffering, which she bore with fortitude and resignation. Her gradual decline had been followed with the greatest solicitude, not only by the pupils and teachers who admired her, but also by a great many friends. Her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hans Peterson and brothers, Dr. Henry A. and Frank Peterson, left nothing undone in care or means to alleviate a condition which could at best mean an ultimate ending. The expressions of regret and sympathy heard at the funeral and floral remembrances from friends attested their devotion. The Order of the Eastern Star sent its tribute and thus was laid away one whose memory and worth will remain a treasured possession. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/18/1915
Two Year Old Frederick Peterson Drowns in Surface Water of Dry Brook- Rushed to St. Joseph Hospital Here, but Efforts for Resuscitation Are Futile- Was Playing About Parents' Home. - While playing about his parents home of the Bird Creek Road in the Town of Wells at 9:30 o'clock this morning Frederick Nils Peterson, two years of age, fell in a dry creek and was drowned. The parents, Mr. and Mrs. Earl Peterson, rushed the child to the hospital in this city where futile efforts were made to revive the little child by Dr. Abraham Lands and Dr. Floyd H. Jones. The tragedy causes profound sorrow for the bereaved parents, who are well known and respected in the community in which they live. The father carried the lifeless body of his baby from the home to the hospital, hoping against hope, the little life could be saved. After it was announced that the child had died, the father again carried the body of his son, this time to the funeral parlors. The body was taken to the Harrington undertaking rooms and will be removed to the home of the parents in the Town of Wells. The child is survived by his parents, the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roy, of Bulkhead and Mr. and Mrs. N. P. Peterson of Town of Wells, Pa. The announcement of the funeral is to be made later.
FREDERICK N. PETERSON- the funeral for Frederick Nils Peterson, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Earl Peterson will be held at the family home on the Bird Creek road Friday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. H. A. Depfer will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
PETERSON Kathryn Ann
Age 60, formerly of Elmira NY died on Friday May 15, 2009 after an extended illness. Kathryn was born February 28, 1949 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Ralph Franklin Peterson and Marietta Jane Cary Peterson. She received her Bachelor's Degree from Syracuse University. Kathryn retired in 2004 as a Case Worker with the Child Welfare Division (Foster Care) at Chemung County Department of Social Services in Elmira, NY. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church for several years which has merged with New Beginnings Church in Elmira, NY. Kathryn was a member and treasurer of The Southport Coin Collectors Association . She was very active in The Republican Party in Chemung County and loved quilting. Kathryn is survived by her sisters and brothers-in-law: Marjorie & William Whalen of Horseheads, NY and Diane & Eric Pratt of Horseheads, NY; brothers and sisters-in-law: John & Melinda Peterson of Tennessee and William & Ruth Peterson of Phoenix, Arizona; several nieces, nephews, and cousins including nieces, Jodell Whalen Cook, Kaitlyn Whalen, Ericka Pratt, and Madison Pratt. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads , NY on Saturday June 13, 2009 from 1-3 PM . Kathryn's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours with the Rev. Keith Kissell officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.
PETRY - BLACK, Carolyn A.
Formerly of Toledo, OH, died
peacefully in Hornell, NY on Sunday afternoon, July 11, 2010, at the age of 56. Carolyn was born on July 29, 1953, a daughter of the late Carl and Lilian Petry. Carolyn enjoyed life, bingo, poker and was a mother to everyone. She was a dedicated mother and enjoyed spending time with her family. She is predeceased by her three brothers, Ken, Bob and Charles. Carolyn is survived by her husband of 33 years, Paul Black of Elmira, NY; daughter, Amy (David) Trimber of Millport and Paul Black II of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Joseph, Douglas, Jocelyn, and Connor; sisters, Lois Striggow of Louisiana, Mary (Jim) Leonard of Weston, OH, Joann (George) Black, and Linda (Ron) Kuyoth both of Toledo, OH; 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 on Friday, July 16, 2010, from 12-1 p.m. with her Funeral Service at 1 p.m. Carolyn will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY following the service. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 14, 2010
PETSCHAT CHARLOTTE MARGARETE PLAMBECK
Charlotte Margarete Petschat Died on September 27, 2006 at St. Luke's Hospital in Utica, NY. The funeral will be held on Saturday, September 30, 2006 at 11 a.m. at the First United Church of Christ. Internment will be held at the family's convenience at Woodlawn Cemetary. Born on August 11, 1921 in Klein Albrechtau, East Prussia, Germany. She married Martin Carl Hinrich Plambeck on June 25, 1949 in Hamburg, Germany. The family immigrated to the United States in February 1955. She was employed by Temple B'Nai Israel for 25 years. Charlotte was a resident of Horseheads for 42 years and a member of the First United Church of Christ for over 45 years. She was a resident of the Presbyterian Home of Central New York, New Hartford, for the past two years. Charlotte was predeceased by her husband. She is survived by her daughter, Karin DeVito (Thomas DeVito) of Massapequa Park, NY, their children, Paul and Jessica and her son, Hans Plambeck of Utica, NY.
PETTENGILL JANET A. (PETTENGILL) HALSTEAD, 85, formerly of Wellsburg,
NY died Wednesday, January 1, 2003 at the Sunbelt Health Care Center in
Zephyrhills, FL. Born July 7, 1917 in Corning, NY she was the daughter of the
late Floyd and Louise (Seaman) Pettengill. Surviving are; her loving husband of
35 years, Kenneth Halstead of Zephyrhills, FL, son, John (Betsy) Spencer of
Owego, NY, daughters, Patricia Moylan of Elmira, NY, and Jean (Ted) Williams of
Vestal, NY. 15 grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, step-children, James
(Bunny) Halstead of Montana, George (Verna) Halstead of Alaska. Besides her
parents, Janet was preceded in death by her brother, Floyd Pettengill and her
first husband, John Spencer. Janet was a loving wife, mother and grandmother.
She was a member of the Zephyrhills Moose Club Auxiliary. Family and friends
are invited to call Wednesday, January 8, 2003 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the
Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral and
committal services will immediately follow at the funeral home at 2 PM. The
Rev. Steve Constable will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery,
Elmira, at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star Gazette.
Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/10/06
PETTY Susan Elizabeth Age 62, of Elmira, NY, died suddenly on Tuesday, August 1, 2006, at her home. She is survived by a multitude of dearest friends; lifelong steadfast pal, Helen Brown; plus many cousins. All are invited to attend Graveside Services for Susan at Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY, on Friday, August 11, 2006, at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Pete Miller will officiate. She will be laid to rest with her mother, Genevieve Cook Petty; and grandparents, William Francis and Grace Cook. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/10/06
PFEIFER Mary P. (Pfeifer) Havens
Virginia Beach, VA: Age 92 of Virginia Beach, VA and longtime resident of Odessa died Thursday, July 26, 2012. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Wednesday, August 1, 2012 from 12:00 noon-1:00 PM. Her service will follow at 1:00 PM. Graveside Service to follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
Star Gazette – July 31, 2012
PHELPS –MRS. NELLIE J. PHELPS AMES, 85, of Big Flats, Thursday, Sep. 9, 1948. Survived by sons, Harry and Byron Ames of Gillett; daughters, Mrs. Alton Osborne, Mrs. John Granger of Elmira, Mrs. Donald Fuller, Mrs. Robert Young, Mrs. Glycon Stanton of Big Flats; brothers, Arthur Phelps of Binghamton, Charles Phelps of Caton; 21 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren. Body is at the Kear Funeral home, Ulysses and Friday afternoon will be removed to home of daughter, Mrs. Stanton where funeral will be held Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Rev. John Wilcox and Rev. Wesley Kelher. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/9/1948
PHILLIPS David Shirley - Age 75 of 1849 W. Water St. Elmira formerly of Watkins Rd. Horseheads unexpectedly on Saturday June 4, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his loving wife Evelyn with whom he would have celebrated 50 years of Holy Matrimony on August 10, 1994. Also surviving are his daughters: Kathryn Vanderhoef of Elmira; Granddaughter Amy Vanderhoef at home; Sister Doris Gush of Elmira; Brother-in-law; George (Gerry) Simons of Elmira & many Nieces & Nephews & close friends. Predeceasing Mr. Phillips were his father David S. Phillips & his mother & stepfather Lena B. & Fred Griffis. Shirl was a graduate of Southside High School in 1936 & a graduate of Bentley School of Accounting & (missing part of Obituary) Presbyterian Church. As a avid sportsman Shirl was dedicated. Giants Football fan. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home 413 So. Main St. Horseheads on Monday from 2-4 & 7-9 PM. His Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday at 11:00 AM with Rev. Robert Edmunds Officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where Mr. Phillips will be accorded Military Honors - Elmira Star-Gazette.
PHILLIPS - GUSH, Doris Phillips
Age 82, formerly of Elmira, NY, entered into Heaven on Sunday, May 3, 2009, at the Homestead in Penn Yan, NY, where she had resided. She was born October 15, 1926, daughter of the late David Phillips and Mary Phillips Wallitt. Doris was predeceased by her husband, Peter; brother, David S. Phillips; and stepfather, Joseph Wallitt. She was a dedicated worker, retiring at the age of 75 from the Caregivers Agency due to the progression of Alzheimer's disease. For ten years she fought this disease with courage, acceptance and faith. Doris was a loving and dedicated wife, mother and grandmother. She will be missed by her family: daughter and son-in-law, Suzanne and Bruce Kendall of Dundee, NY and their children, Jenny, Aaron and Nathan; son, David of Elmira and his children, Cory, Cameron and Dustin and a great-grandson, Jaiden. She is also survived by sisters-in-law, Virginia Gush and Evelyn Phillips; a very dear friend, Shirley Wright; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Doris was a member of the Starkey Methodist Church and lived her faith. Family and friends are invited to her funeral and committal on Wednesday, May 6th, at 7 p.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may remember Doris through donations to the Starkey Church, Dundee, NY 14837 or your local S.P.C.A. A special thank you to the staff of Unit 1 at the Homestead for the care given to our mother. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/5/2009
PHILLIPS MARION BUCK
Marion (Phillips) Zimmerman Age 87, of Appleridge at Bethany of Horseheads, NY, formerly of Homewood Avenue, Elmira, died December 24th, 2006 at St. Josephs Hospital. Marion was born in Elmira on April 21, 1919, the daughter of the late Arthur H. and Ella Hopkins Phillips. She was predeceased by her husband, Stewart Zimmerman in 1983; and her second husband, Truman E. Buck in 1994. Surviving Marion are her stepson, Roger Buck of Port Ludlow, WA; and step granddaughter, Heather Buck of HI. She is also survived by several in-laws, cousins; and dear friends, Frank and Louise Sheive of Elmira, NY. Marion was a secretary for Hygeia Refrigeration Company for many years, and later for the Elmira College. She was a devoted member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church and the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. It was Marion's request that there be no formal calling hours. Memorial services, celebrating the life of Marion, will be held on Tuesday, January 2, 2007, at 11:00 a.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY. The Reverend Ross Raymond will officiate. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at a time convenient with the family. Those remembering Marion may make donations to the Remembrance Fund of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake Street, Elmira, NY 14901, or to the charity of one's choice.