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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PICKERING Floyd W. "Pappy" Formerly a longtime resident of 26 Mountain View Dr. Pine City, died peacefully Saturday morning, November 26, 2005 at the home of his son and care giver David Pickering following an illness at the age of 83. Born on March 23, 1922 in Elmira Floyd was the son of Frank & Myrtle Hodge Pickering. He served his country in the United States Army during WWII. He was well known in the Southport community having operated The Southport Liquor Store in what was the Bulkhead Plaza for over 35 years. He was married to June Lewert and she predeceased him in 1988 following over 40 years of marriage. Among his many interests were his fishing trips to Canada, hunting, and was best known at the Dixie Bowling Lanes as "Pappy". Surviving is his loving family, sons and daughters-in-law, David & Virginia Borzellere Pickering, Southport; the Reverend Daniel & Joyce Pickering, Canisteo; a daughter and son-in-law, Diane & Ronald Puterbaugh, Jackson, TN; grandchildren, Matt, Holly, Luke Joy and Anne Marie; many great grandchildren; brothers, Harry (Margaret) Pickering and Claire "Pick" Pickering; a sister, Lenora Kerouac; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents and wife, Floyd was predeceased by his brother and sister in-law, Frank Jr. & Shirley Pickering and his sister-in-law, Joan Pickering. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday afternoon, November 30, 2005 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4 p.m. with Floyd's son the Reverend Daniel Pickering and Floyd's grandson, the Reverend Mathew Pickering officiating. Graveside services will take place at the families' convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira where Floyd will be buried next to his wife, June Lewert Pickering. The Pickering family will provide flowers and request memorials be directed to Southern Tier Hospice in his memory.
Frank PIERCE of 412 Locust St., Elmira, an employee of Corning Glass Works here died suddenly Friday night while camping at Hickory Hill Camp-site near Bath. Bath Ambulance Service was called and took the man to Ira Davenport Hospital. Hiw death was caused by an apparent heart seizure. The body was transferred to the Fagan Funeral Home in Bath and later taken to the ??? Funeral Home in Elmira where no arrangements had been made up to pressume. Mr. PIERCE was a member of`the Masonic and Elks Lodges in Elmira.[Frank Porter PIERCE son of John Pierce and Mary Ann PORTER died May 26, 1972. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery.] Elmira Star-Gazette May r6, 1972. Submitted by Sharron VossoughiM <email@example.com>
John V. PIERCE, 73, of 401 Grove St., Friday, May 10, 1963. He was a retired trainman for the DL&W Railroad; member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary A. Pierce; daughters, Mrs. Eleanor Bacon of Elmira, Mrs. Betty Marvin of Horseheads, Mrs. Mary Jane Bronson of Ocala, Fla.; sons, Frank P. of Elmira, Robert R. of Endwell; sister, Mrs. Naomi Brass of Williamsport. 14 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Calling hours; today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p. m., the Rev. Stephen Parr. Woodlawn interment. Unnamed and undated Elmira newspaper. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Kenneth Abner PIERCE, 89, died at his residence in Columbia, Tennessee on July 25, 2002. the Troy, PA native was the son of the late Leslie and Mary Smith Pierce. He was a long time resident of Rochester, NY and retired from the Kodak Company. He lived in Tennessee for the past 18 years. He is survived by a daughter, Linda Pierce of Columbia, TN; a son, Raymond (Shirley) Pierce of Cleveland, TN; a sister, Hazel Spaven of AZ and a brother, Glenn Pierce of Rochester, NY; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the late Irene Kendall, in 1980. Local services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY on July 27 with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, TN. Troy Gazette Register
KENNETH ABNER PIERCE, 80, died at his residence in Columbia, TN, July 25, 2002. The Troy, PA native was the son of the late Leslie and Mary Smith Pierce. He was a long time resident of Rochester, NY, and retired from the Kodak Company. He lived in Tennessee for the past 18 years. Surviving are a daughter, Linda Pierce, Columbia, TN; son, Raymond (Shirley) Pierce, Cleveland, TN; sister, Hazel Spaven, AZ; brother, Glenn Pierce, Rochester, NY; five grandchildren, five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, the late Irene Kendall in 1980. Local services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, In Elmira, NY, July 27 with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements were by the Williams Funeral Home in Columbia, TN.
PIERCE Nellie P. Schanbacher
Age 99 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday October 29, 2012. She was born on November 11, 1912 in Mt. Morris, NY the daughter of the late George and Mae Foose Pierce. Nellie was an Inspector for Eclipse Corporation in Elmira Heights, NY. She was a member of the Centenary United Methodist Church for several years. Mrs. Schanbacher was predeceased by her loving husband Daniel W. Schanbacher on March 21, 2001. She is survived by brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ruth Batley of Elmira, NY and Nola and Frank Eiser of Huntsville, AL; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special nephew and niece William and Marlene Schanbacher of Lockwood, NY. It was Nellie's wish that her services be private. Nellie will be laid to rest next to her beloved husband Daniel in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME INC. 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY 14845. Star Gazette – October 31, 2012
ROBERT R. PIERCE JR., infant son of Robert R. and Betty Jane Williams Pierce of 409 Shelbourne Dr., Horseheads, Monday, Feb. 5, 1951. Survived by parents; brother, John Paul Pierce at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John V. Pierce of Elmira, Mrs. Florence Williams of Elmira, George R. Williams of Lakeland, Fla. The body is at the Holy-Keck Funeral Home where funeral will be held today at the convenience of the family. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/6/1951
PINCH Alice Y. Tagliaferri
of Elmira, NY. died on Sunday December 26, 2010. Friends may call at the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Wednesday December 29, from 3pm-5pm. A memorial service will be held in the Arnot Chapel at Trinity Episcopal Church, 104 N. Main St., Elmira on Thursday at 11am. Pastor David Daniels officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira at the convenience of the family. Flowers are welcome, or those wishing may make donations to a charity of one's choice. Alice is survived by daughters and sons-in-law, Jean and Tony Papandrea of Mountain Dale, NY; Sharon and Victor Troha of Lexington, OH; grandchildren, Greg Papandrea, Adrienne and husband, Kyle Clement, Katie Troha and Vic Troha, Jr.; cousins, Stanley Wilson and Shirley Verity. Alice was predeceased by her loving husband, Americo "Rick" Tagliaferri and mother, Daisy Pinch. Alice retired from Chemung Canal Trust Co. and later from the First Baptist Church. She was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Heart of New York Porcelain Artist and was a superbly talented porcelain artist. Star Gazette - December 28, 2010
PLACE - COLLINS
Lucy P. (Starr-Place) Age 91, of 911 West Church Street, died Monday, January 14, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Lucy was born July 19, 1910 in Dushore, PA daughter of the late David K. and Lena (Norconk) Place. She was a graduate of Elmira College where she obtained her degree in Elementary Education. She was devoted to her family and a fabulous seamstress. She is married to Charles B. Collins who survives. Lucy was a 50-year member of the Elmira Heights Order of Eastern Star and former member of North Presbyterian Church. Survivors include her husband, Charles B. Collins, a son; James C. Collins of Big Flats, two daughters; Nancy Isaacs of Elmira, Sue A. Edkin of Horseheads, a brother Woodrow Starr of Willowstreet, PA a sister; Louise Wright of Yonkers, NY, eight grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, special niece, Mary Alice Flint of NJ, special family friend, Dave Olszowy of Elmira several nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, January 17, 2002 from 1 to 3 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 3PM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
PLACE –MYRLE E. ‘YAI YAI’ KNAPP was born February 10, 1925 in Silvara, PA, the daughter of the late John F. & Essie C. (Grose) Place. She went home to be with her Lord on Sunday, August 24, 2014, peacefully at St. Josephs Hospital (SNF) surrounded by her family. She was greeted at Heaven's gate by her loving husband of 59 years, John (1/4/2008), beloved daughter, Jackie (4/5/2013), and was the last of eight sisters and one brother. She is survived by her children: Jaynie Laprade, John & Lesley Knapp, and Judi & Paul Bedzyk; grandchildren: Dan (Olga) Knapp, Jack Knapp, Amanda (Caleb) Drake, Allison Knapp, Ashley Knapp, Matthew (Brianna) Bedzyk and Mitchell (Sarah) Bedzyk; great-grandchildren: Lily Grace Knapp and Joshua Lucas Drake; along with several nieces, nephews, great nieces, great nephews, and a host of others who referred to her as their "Yai Yai". Myrle was a faithful member of Elmira Christian Center and retired from the Elmira Christian Academy as a kindergarten teacher in 1987, after 18 years of dedicated service. She was a die hard Boston Red Sox fan, loved chocolate, coffee, and her word searches. Myrle had an intense love for music, especially when it was sung or played by her children or grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at Elmira Christian Center, 235 E. Miller St., Elmira, NY on Thursday, August 28, 2014, from 3:00 - 6:30 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation. Rev. Dave Leandre, Rev. David Cook, and Rev. Brian Harris will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Elmira Christian Center c/o Bereavement Fund. Envelopes will be available at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Myrle's guestbook may be signed in obituaries at www.olthof.com. Thank You: The Knapp family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. John Schiavonne and the 3rd floor staff at St. Joseph's Hospital (SNF) for the outstanding love and care shown to their mom during her stay. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/2014
PLUMMER Christine M. Age 52, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, April 23, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira. Christine was born in New Orleans, La, daughter of Duane and Jacquelyn (Rice) Vanderpool. Christine worked as a Home Health Aide for Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY, for many years. Survivors include sons, Earl Halpin III and Christopher Halpin, both of Corning, NY, Henry (Megan) and Joshua Halpin, both of Elmira; stepdaughter, Jamie Plummer of Elmira; mother, Jacquelyn L. Vanderpool of Breeseport, NY; sister, Tootie Allen of Elmira; brother, Kenneth Rahl of Breeseport, NY; several grandchildren; special friend, Debra Jean of 31 years; divorced husband, but still a very close friend, Earl Halpin Jr. of Corning. Christine was predeceased by her father, Duane Vanderpool, sister, Cheryl Rahl. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, April 28, 2006, from 12 p.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.
PLUNKETT - TRUMBLE
Nancy H. (Plunkett) Age 74, of Edinboro, PA, and formerly of Millport, died on her birthday, December 22nd, 2006 following a short illness. Nancy Trumble was a longtime resident of Chemung County, living more recently in Edinboro, PA, to be close to family. Born in Elmira in 1932 and raised in West Elmira, Mrs. Trumble was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Cornell University's College of Agriculture. Mrs. Trumble later lived on Glenwood Ave. in Elmira Heights, and for many years on Lower Middle Road in Millport. A remarkable educator for more than thirty years, Nancy taught science in Elmira area Catholic schools, including Our Lady of Lourdes, St. Patrick's, and the Holy Family Middle School. Winner of several distinguished teaching awards, Mrs. Trumble believed that every child was capable of learning advanced science; that excellence was not a grade, but rather your own best effort; that education was a lifelong process to be embraced and loved and pursued zealously whether one was seven or seventy. Beginning in childhood, Nancy Trumble was a passionate horsewoman, first as a rider, then later as a riding teacher and as a horse show judge. Mrs. Trumble was active in the equestrian community in the Chemung Valley and throughout Central New York State. More recently she was a member of the Erie Hunt and Saddle Club in Erie, PA. Nancy's equestrian legacy is carried on by her son, Lew Trumble, a distinguished Pennsylvania riding instructor and collegiate coach. Mrs. Trumble was an avid dog trainer and enormously fond of Jack Russell Terriers. Throughout her life, Nancy Trumble believed in the promise of youth. In addition to her professional endeavors, she was active in 4-H youth programs in Chemung and Schuyler counties, in Pony Club, and in the Reins of Hope therapeutic riding program. After retiring in 1998, Mrs. Trumble was a volunteer tutor at Holy Family. Mrs. Trumble is predeceased by her parents, Edison and Helen Plunkett of West Elmira; her husband, Francis Trumble of Millport; and sisters, Helen O'Toole of Charleston, SC, and Bobbie Shoemaker of Edina, MN. She is survived by sons, Ben Trumble of Monterey, CA, Jon Trumble, a US State Department official in the Republic of Georgia, and Lew Trumble of Edinboro, PA; as well as a sister, Lucinda Rapp of Rochester; grandsons, Robin Trumble and Max Hare of California; and several nephews and nieces. Family and friends are invited to a remembrance of Nancy Trumble beginning at 5:00 p.m. on December 27th at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY, followed by a memorial program at 6:00 p.m. Mrs. Trumble will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery at a later date. In the Elmira area, family requests donations to the Reins of Hope Riding Program in lieu of flowers. Reins of Hope, c/o Burke, 436 Middle Road, Horseheads, NY 14845. In the Erie area, TREC therapeutic riding, 8352 Platz Rd., Fairview, PA 16415.
POLLARD –MRS. ANNIE SLINGSBY, 75 of 617 West Hill St., Saturday, Jan. 11, 1958. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Evelyn S. Hoskins of Elmira; grandson, Ralph Hoskins of Elmira; one great-grandson; sister, Miss Clara Pollard in England. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert B. Fehlman. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/12/1988
Theodore POLLEY, 83, of Breesport, died Sunday Dec. 4, 1938, at 11 p.m. He was a native of Towanda, Pa. and came to Chemung County as a young man. He had resided in Breesport about 20 years. Mr. Polley for many years conducted the Polley Hotel above Fitch’s Bridge. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Emma Havens Polley. Mr. and Mrs. Polley recently observed their 56th wedding anniversary. A son, Louis Polley, of Elmira Heights, also survives, also four grandchildren and a great grandchild. Mr. Polley was a member of the Baptist Church and Southern Light Lodge F&AM of Breesport. The body is in the Barber funeral home, Horseheads and will be removed to the family home Monday evening, Southern Light Lodge, F&AM, will conduct a service at the family home Tuesday evening. Funeral Wednesday 2 p.m. The Revs. A. H. Ganoung and Homer Yale. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
POND Ronald Allen, age 58, of Curtis Street, Elmira. died, Monday, June 8th, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Ronald was the son of the late Donald and Ruth Talada Pond Sr. He was born on April 10th, 1951 in Sayre, Pennsylvania. Surviving him is his loving wife of 38 years Margaret of Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY. Brothers: Donald (Grace) of Athens, PA; Robert (Marion) Sr. of Sayre, PA, and George (Louise) of Murrells Inlet, SC; and many nieces and nephews. Ronald is also dearly missed by his brothers in law: Richard McGrain and Maurice McGrain both of CA. He is predeceased by his brother: William Talada and mother in law: Gladys McGrain. Ronald was a dedicated member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church, he worked many years as a security guard and carrier for Chemung Canal Trust Co. where he was loved by all. He was proud to be a NAVY veteran, and he loved his cats. Most of all, his free time was spent honoring his wife Margaret's needs and wants. Ronald adored his wife Margaret with everything he had. Every moment he was able to spend with her, he thought of as a gift. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Friday, June 12th, 2009 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM. Funeral services will be held there at the conclusion of the calling hours at 1:00PM. Reverend Gary Mammorello will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. With full military honors accorded to honor his service to his country. Those wishing please make memorials in Ronald Allen Pond's name to your local animal shelter. Ronald will be missed by many.
POPOVICH Shirley A. Popovich
Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died Sunday, March 27, 2011, at her home. Shirley was born on January 5, 1940 in Quincy, MA, daughter of the late Nicholas and Leona (Combs) Popovich. Shirley is survived by her daughter, Robin Centola; sons, Randy and Robert Centola; grandchildren, Gia, Ricky, John and Chole. Shirley was predeceased by her brother, Nicholas Popovich Jr. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 1, 2011, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 7 p.m. with Father Walter Wainwright officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette - March 31, 2011
CHARLES W. PORTER, 73 of 209 Sheridan Ave., Elmira Heights, Tuesday, Feb. 19, 1957. He was a retired employee of American Bridge Co. Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Porter; daughter, Mrs. Harold Brooks of Millport; granddaughter, Mrs. Dennis Ripley Jr. of Elmira; four great-grandchildren. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home, where friends may call tonight 7 to 9. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. E. T. Butterfield. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 2/20/1957
EDWARD L. PORTER, 94, formerly from Elmira, died at his home in Martinsville, VA on March 10, 2017. He was born April 24, 1922, in Elmira, NY to the late Ralph Edwin and Ella Laughhead Porter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, Ardelle Fridie Porter and his step-son, Dr. Mark Mason. Ed enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1942 and served three and one half years as a radar technician. He was a graduate of the Rochester Business Institute and the Stonier School of Banking at Rutgers University. He was also one of the founders and the original treasurer of Capability Inc. in Elmira, NY. Ed retired from Chemung Canal Trust Company as Vice-President for Operations. He was a former member of North Presbyterian Church in Elmira. Surviving are two step-sons, Randall Mason of Horseheads, NY and Gregg Mason and his wife Joan of Danville, VA; a daughter-in-law, Amy Mason; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. He is also survived by two cousins, Helen and Susan Way of Pennsylvania. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at 11:00 AM on June 16, 2017. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/2017
PORTER, Daniel Elmira Star-Gazette March 28, 1910 Daniel PORTER died at his home, 510 Jefferson St. yesterday at 4:30 am. He is survived by three daughters, Mrs. H. O. Fuhrman and Miss Katherine PORTER of Elmira, and Mrs. A. H. Murphy of Rochester; one brother, Robert PORTER, four sisters Mrs. Sarah McMillian, Mrs. Margaret Uling, Miss Katie PORTER all of Williamsport, PA, Mrs. Elizabeth Newcomber of Mt. Vernon, NY. He was born September 12, 1840 was employed by the Northern Central Railway Company for 53 years. He was a passenger engineer. He suffered a light stroke of paralysis in July last year, since which time he had been on the pension roll of the company. He was one of the oldest members of Centenary Methodist Church and a trustee of the church, member of Unon Lodge, F. & A. M. of the Grotto and Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers, Division 41. A prayer service will be held in the family home. Wednesday at 1:30 pm and at Centenary Church at 2 pm. Friends desiring to do so should call at the house before the prayer service as the casket will not be opened at the church. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <email@example.com>
PORTER Frances - Alvord, Mrs. Frances P. age 86 of Indiana, Pa. Sunday July 15, 1973. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home Wednesday 10 to 11 a.m. Funeral service there at 11 a.m. Wednesday immediately following calling hours. The Rev. Percy F. Asher. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Robert A. Olsen of State College, Pa.; three grandsons; two great grandchildren. Mrs. Alvord was the widow of G. Dean Alvord. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Elmira College
PORTER, Mary Ann Mrs. Mary P. Pierce, age 82 of 407 Shelbourne St., Horsheads, Thursday May 1, 1975. Friends may call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home on Sat. 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p. m. Funeral and committal service there immediately following calling hours. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Stuart (Betty) Marvin of Horseheads, Mrs. Eleanor Bacon of Elmira, Mrs. Fred Bronson of Gainesville, Fla.; son, Robert PIERCE of Endwell, NY; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Mildred Pierce of Elmira, several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Martha Furman of Elmira and Mrs. Ralph Chapman of Florida; brother, James PORTER of Williamsport, Pa. Unnamed and undated Elmira newspaper. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <firstname.lastname@example.org>
ROCKY R. PORTER SR. age 55, of Sayre, PA, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, April 8th 2015. Rocky was born on September 7th 1959 in Elmira, NY, son of the late John and Dimple (Elswick) Porter. He is survived by his sons, Rocky Jr. (Lauren and granddaughter, Natalie Rose) and Robert John Porter; sisters, Beverly Porter, Susie (Chuck) Alexander, Mona (Robin) Lawson, Johnnie and Tina Porter; Beloved aunt, Rosalie Morgan; several nephews and cousins; good friend, Nancy Johnson, and best friend, Pookie (his dog). Rocky was employed by Anchor Glass for 35 years. His favorite pastimes were fishing, going to concerts, and watching his NY Mets on television. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, April 14th from 1 to 3 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A memorial service will follow at 3 pm. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/2015
PORTER Tiffany Age 23, of Rochester, NY, died very unexpectedly on Friday, December 22, 2006. She is survived by her mother, Priscilla Porter of Elmira; daughter, Kayla Porter of Rochester; sisters, Laquita Porter of TN, Tamika Porter of AZ, and Priscilla Porter of Elmira; brothers, William Crawford and Christopher Porter, both of TN; uncle, Larry Porter of Binghamton; first cousins, Mary Peete and Wendy Hines; cousins, Kenji Porter, Victor Porter, Torshay Peete, Edward Peete, Joshua Winston, Jose Hines, Travis Hines, Shaniese Orane, Ruby Moncrieft and Victor Porter Jr.; along with several aunts, uncles and cousins. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Rev. James Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in Tiffany's name can be made to her family in C/O Monumental Baptist Church, 303 E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY 14901.
PORTER Henry L. Age 54, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, October 22, 2005, unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his mother, Estella Porter; sister, Mary Becton; and brother, Willie Porter. He is survived by his daughters, DeLinda Bogan, Sandra and Juanita Porter, all of Memphis, TN; brother, Larry of Binghamton; sister, Priscilla of Elmira; sister-in-law, Denise Porter of Binghamton; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, October 28th, from 1 to 2 p.m. His funeral and committal will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
POTTER Alice E. “Rolfe” Stone Mrs. Alice E. Stone, widow of John K. Stone, of Addison, died at the home of her son, Albert W. Rolfe, in Elmira, Saturday evening. Since the death of her husband in 1916 she had lived at her summer home at Silver Lake and with her son, John F. Rolfe, in Corning. Mrs. Stone had been in failing health for the past year and a half. Mrs. Stone was born at Westfield, Pa., August 2, 1855, the only daughter of John and Chloe Seamans Potter. Much of her life was spent in Lawrenceville, where her father was a merchant and where she was first married in 1876 to Maro O. Rolfe. She is survived by two sons, John R. Rolfe, of Corning, and Albert W. Rolfe, of Elmira; a grandson, Richard Carmen Rolfe, of Elmira, and a step-daughter, Mrs. George Woodwell, of Wichita Kansas. Wellsboro Agitator 30 July 1919.
POTTER –MRS. GRACE E. ERVAY of 404 West Hudson St. Thursday, June 8, 1972. Friends may call at the McCarthy Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme of Oakwood Avenue United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by husband, Leland S.; sons, Richard of Trumansburg, Rodney and Ronald at home; mother, Mrs. Blaine Potter of Elmira; brothers, Blaine Potter Jr. at Big Flats, Richard Potter of Painted Post, Robert Potter of Beaver Dams, N.Y., Henry Potter of Corning; sisters, Mrs. Marguerite LaBarr of Cameron Mills, Mrs. Michael (Alice) Capezal of Elmira, Mrs. Thomas (Jane) McPhee of Boston, Mass. In lieu of flowers the family request donations be made to the Cancer Fund. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/1972
POTTER James S. Potter
James S. Potter Age 48, of Elmira, NY died on Tuesday June 26, 2012. He is survived by his children; Samantha and Tyler Potter; parents, Donald W. & Phyllis A. (Stalter) Potter; sisters, Ronda Cady and Brenda (Russell) Robinson; brother, Craig (Rebecca) Potter; former wife, Julie Potter; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews, also his companions, “Buddy” and “Romeo”. James retired from the United States Navy Sub Force. He was an avid New York Giants and New York Mets fan. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Monday July 2, 2012 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 5:00 PM, Reverend Robert Briggs will officiate. Graveside service will be at 11:00 AM in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira with Military Honors accorded at the grave. Star Gazette – June 30, 2012
POTTER –PATRICIA ANNE (POTTER) NILES, 64, of Elmira, NY passed away on Monday, March 21, 2016. Patricia is now in Heaven with her loving parents, David W. and Florence Potter, Nelson and Eleanor Niles; brother, David "Butch" Potter; and sister, Wilma Niles. Patricia is survived by her loving and devoted husband of 46 years, Charles F. Niles; son, Chucky "Punk" (Michelle) Niles; her two grandsons who were her life, CJ and Hunter Niles; siblings, Bernice Potter, James (Mary) Potter and Mary (Dave) Hill; brothers-in-law, Denny, Milton (Diane), Norman (Orletta) and Wayne (Robin) Niles; sisters-in-law, Nyomi (Jesse) Rice and Lydia King; along with several cousins, nieces and nephews. A special thank you to her niece, Melissa Rice Reynolds for her spiritual guidance; her nephew, John Rice for his amazing support; and to Lydia King and Mary Hill for their support and care. Pat worked for 15 years at Head Start as a caring teacher's aide and child advocate. Pat showered children in her care with kindness and creativity. While working at Head Start, Pat met her lifelong loving friend, Connie Winebold. They were best friends for over 45 years. As much as Pat enjoyed her time at Head Start, her greatest role was as a mother to her only child. She considered herself blessed to be a mother to her son Chucky. When her health permitted, Pat volunteered at St. Peter and Paul's Church for two years. She felt joyfully close to the Lord and said that volunteering enhanced her spiritual life. People were drawn to Pat for her beautiful smile and wonderful sense of humor. She treated all she met with compassion and love. Pat was known for her green thumb and her flower beds were spectacular. Pat also had a love for humming birds, wind chimes, crazy hats and wild earrings. The joy of Pat's life was her two remarkable grandsons, CJ and Hunter. She derived supreme happiness from being with her grandsons and loving son, Chucky. On any given warm day Pat would be on her porch swing sipping a Pepsi while holding hands with the love of her life. Their 46 year marriage was a remarkable love story. Chuck believed in the vows, "in sickness and in health". Pat benefited greatly by his utter devotion to her. Pat had the biggest and purest heart. Calling hours will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904 on Sunday, March 27th from 6:00 to 8:00PM. A funeral service celebrating Pat's life will be held on Monday, March 28th at 9:00AM. Reverend Rick Farrell will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/2016
POUND - DOEBLER
Helen Dorothy Age 95, died Friday, August 12, 2005, at the Clifton Springs Nursing Home. Family and friends may call Monday (Aug. 15) from 2-4 and 6-8 at the Norman L. Waterman Funeral Home, Inc., 124 W. Miller St., Newark. A Funeral Service will follow calling at 8 p.m. with Rev. Gerald Harris officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at the convenience of the family. In memory of Mrs. Doebler, please direct contributions to the American Red Cross-Wayne County Chapter, 165 E. Union St., Newark, 14513. Mrs. Doebler was born the daughter of the late Dewitt and Nell Collins Pound on November 13, 1909 in Waverly, NY. She lived in Elmira most of her life coming to Newark in 1994 then to Clifton Springs in 1999. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave. Methodist Church and the Monarch Club in Elmira. Mrs. Doebler received many awards from the American Red Cross Blood Drive for the many hours she volunteered. Mrs. Doebler is survived by her son, Bill (Karen) Doebler of Newark; daughters, Jean (Dick) Eddy of OH and Gerry (Bill) Arcuri of Rochester; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. Mrs. Doebler was predeceased by her husband, William Doebler Sr. in 1992; and two grandchildren.
POWELL - WHITEMAN, Marion P.
Age 99, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, March 22, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Skilled Nursing Facility (4D) in Elmira. Marion was born on June 15, 1908 in Elmira, daughter of the late Nelson and Lula Mae Powell. Marion married her husband, Louis Adrian Whiteman, and he predeceased her on April 22, 1988. Marion was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights and a member of the Altar and Rosary Society of St. Charles. Marion was also predeceased by her brother, Henry; and two sisters, Ermma and Alice. Survived by her son, William Whiteman of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, March 25, 2008, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home at 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Fr. Thomas O'Brien officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers and request that memorial contributions be made to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Skilled Nursing 4D Floor, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY 14905. William Whiteman would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors and nurses and the entire staff of the Skilled Nursing Unit of 4D for their compassion and excellent care they provided to his mother, Marion P. Whiteman, "Peanut." Published in the Star-Gazette from 3/23/2008 - 3/24/2008.
Arthur PRATT, South Creek Road, died unexpectedly following a seizure at the family home Tuesday evening. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Eleanor Pratt; sons, Russell K. and Charles Pratt; his mother Mrs. Della ? (can't read) a brother, Earl, and a sister, Mrs. Leona Hill. The funeral will be held in the family home Friday at ? p.m. The Rev. I. J. Shaffer will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on the article Jan.17, 1933)
PRATT - Dapp, Dorothy E. “Betty”
Age 93 of Millerton, Pa died Thursday, January 30, 2003 at St. Joseph’s Hospital, Elmira, NY. She is survived by her daughter Christine Stafford of Millerton, Pa,; sons George (Linda) Dapp and Donald (Freda) Dapp all of Millerton, PA; 9 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great-grandchildren. Dorothy was predeceased by her husband, Dale E. Dapp; infant son, William Farrell Dapp; grandchildren, Jackie and Cheryl Stafford and Rita Wallace. Dorothy was a member of the Millerton Wesleyan Church. She graduated from the Arnot Ogden Hospital School of Nursing in March of 1930 and retired from nursing in 1974. She enjoyed reading, crocheting, and traveling and was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.,1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday February 3, 2003 from 1:00 to 3:00 and 5:00 to 7:00 pm with the funeral and committal services there on Monday evening at 7:00 pm. The Rev. Laurie B. Greenlaw will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.
PRATT James E. Sr. Age 63 of Elmira, NY. died on Thursday, October 11, 2001 peacefully at home surrounded by his family. He was born October 12, 1937 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Arthur E. and Rosabelle (Densmore) Pratt. James married Judith Sadler on March 7, 1969 in Elmira. They have enjoyed 32 wonderful years of life together. He is survived by his loving wife, Judy; beloved children, Jamie E. Pratt of Pine Valley, NY; Jill E. Couch of Connersville, IN; Stephen M. Barrett of Elmira, NY; Patrick J. Barrett of Geneva, NY; William E. ÒCoppyÓ Hawk and Robin Pellor of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Joshua J. Pratt, Amy M. Pratt, Brandi E. Hawk, Brittany E. Hawk, Bradley E. Hawk and Brandon L. Couch; sister, Mary C. (Henry) Wilson of Mosherville, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. James retired from the Elmira City School District as Custodial Supervisor after 22 years of dedicated service. He was a Veteran of the US Air Force serving his country from 1955 to 1959 in England and Germany. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Monday, October 15, 2001 from 6:30 - 8:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours. (8:30 PM) Eleanor Haber Spiritual Care Coordinator of Southern Tier Hospice will officiate. Interment will take place on Tuesday in the Woodlawn Cemetery at 11:00 where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Pratt full Military Honors. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial Donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice or to the Josh Palmer Fund. Envelopes will be provided at the Funeral Home.
PRENDERGAST - GUSTAFSON Marcella A.
Formerly of Corning, NY
Was born June 8, 1916 in Newcastle, IN, the daughter of the late Charles and Estella (Goosman) Prendergast, died peacefully on Wednesday, June 6, 2007, at the Tioga Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY, at the age of 90. On October 21, 1950, she married Raymond C. Gustafson; at the time of his retirement he was treasurer of the Corning Natural Gas Corp. Raymond died August 7, 1975. Marcella was educated through the Elmira City School District. Her employment included the following: Legal Secretary for the Mandeville Law Firm from 1934 to 1956, Corning Inc. from 1957 to 1981, at her retirement was the Assistant Secretary of Corning Inc., Corning Foundation and the Corning Museum of Glass. For many years, Marcella was a faithful member of the North Presbyterian Church. She is survived by her loving niece, Patricia (Fred "Fritz") Paul of Waverly, NY; great-nephews, Jeffrey Paul of Duncack, MD, Craig (Michelle) Paul and Eric Paul, all of Warrenton, PA; great-niece, Karen (Glenn) Benson of Wurtsboro, NY; great-great-niece, Carlye Benson, also of Wurtsboro, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there following the visitation (2 p.m.). Reverend Gary Chorpenning will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial Donations may be directed to the Alzheimer's Support Group, P.O. Box 588, Elmira, NY 14902.
PRESCAVAGE ANNA KRAZINSKI
Anna Prescavage - Born March 25, 1914 in Gilberton, PA, died peacefully on Monday, July 9, 2007. Anna was a longtime resident of Elmira Heights and Villa Serene. She was a communicant of St. Charles Boromeo Church in Elmira Heights. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She is survived by her three children, David (Pamela) Krazinski of Horseheads, NY, William Krazinski Sr. of Elmira, NY, and Sandra Krazinski of Santa Ana, CA; her grandchildren, Brandon Krazinski of Sag Harbor, NY, Stacy (Michael) Saglibene of Horseheads, NY, Michelle (Ron) Wunderlich of Endicott, NY, William (Kathy) Krazinski Jr. of Horseheads, NY, Michael (Debbie) Krazinski of Hubert, NC, and presently stationed in Iraq with the US Marine Corps.; her great-grandchildren, Kendell Saglibene, Alek Krazinski, Jacob and Samantha Wunderlich, Stephen, Jose and Tony Krazinski; her sister, Margaret Benjamin; sister-in-law, Olga Krazinski; and many loving nieces and nephews. Anna was predeceased by her husband, Vladimir Krazinski; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Kordyl Krazinski; and by her other loving siblings. Anna should be remembered as honest, thoughtful, and as a person with an unwavering devotion to God and those she cared about. Friends are asked to call Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, July 12, 2007, from 5-7 p.m. A private gravesite service will be held at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira, NY.
CARPENTER PRESTON, 57 of 232 Mt. Zoar Street died unexpectedly at an early hour Tuesday morning, Dec. 22, 1936 in the family home in Rochester. He is survived by two sisters. Mrs. W. C. Halliday of Rochester and Mrs. Gerry Burley of Penn Yan; three brothers, Perrion H. Preston of Johnson City, Ernest of Newark, N.Y. and Frank E. of Elmira. The body was removed to the Hagerman Funeral Home, Elmira where the funeral will be held today at 2 p.m. with the Rev. Evan R. Williams officiating. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 12/23/1936
PRESTON – Long time Mansfield businessman James W. Preston, age 74, a resident of the Green Home in Wellsboro died on Friday, June 14, 1985, in the soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital in Wellsboro. Born September 21, 1910, at Canton, he was the son of John J. and Eva Sharp Preston. He was a member of St. James Episcopal Church, Mansfield. Mr. Preston was a manager of Preston Department Store until it closed in 1970. He was a past president of the former Blossburg State Hospital board of directors. He was a member of the Friendship Lodge #247, F & AM, and the Corey Creek Golf Club, Mansfield. Mr. Preston was an army veteran of World War II. He is survived by cousins, Phyllis and Manley Preston of Canton, PA. The funeral was held Monday at Scureman’s, 130 South Main Street, Mansfield, with Rev. Rudolph J. Van der Hiel, his pastor, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
PRESTON Mary L. Horsey
Age 80 of Elmira, NY. She was born November 21, 1929 in Montezuma, GA, daughter of the late Hallie and Bessie (Thomas) Preston and died
Wednesday, October 6, 2010, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was predeceased by her daughters, Shirley Miller and Mary Ann Thomas. Mary is survived by her children, George (Pearl) Horsey III of Elmira, Barbara Brown of Elmira and Vanessa Serrano of Auburn, NY; sisters, Pauline Horsey of Elmira, Maggie (Richard) Horsey of Elmira, Cleyon Lee of Vineland, NJ, Beatrice Welcome of Los Angeles, CA; along with a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Horsey was a retired teacher from Chemung County Head Start with 30 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira, NY on Friday, October 15, 2010, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 Noon. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 13, 2010
PRESTON Pauline Horsey
Age 88 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born May 10, 1924 in Montezuma, GA, daughter of the late Hallie and Bessie (Thomas) Preston and went home to be with the Lord on Wednesday, December 12, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her husband Joseph W. Horsey, Sr. on August 1, 2008, 4 brothers, 8 sisters and is survived by her daughter Joann (James) Bryant of Elmira Heights; sons Joseph (Debra) Horsey, Jr. of Elmira and Clifford Horsey of Los Angeles, CA; grandchildren Nikkol (Jasper) Chiguma of Binghamton, Iman (Andrew) O'Quinn of Brigham City, UT, Maria Horsey of Fairfax, VA and Quinton Parrow of Elmira; great grandchildren Jasper Chiguma, Jr. and Miranda Chiguma both of Binghamton; sisters Cleyon Lee of Vineland, NJ and Maggie (Richard) Horsey of Elmira; sister-in-law Isabella Horsey of Philadelphia, PA.; Goddaughters Lisa (Dempsey) Barnes of San Diego, CA and Nathalie Wilson of Buford, SC. Mrs. Horsey was a member of New Jerusalem Church and served on the Mothers Board, Pastor's Aid and Choir. She was one of the founders of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, December 19th from 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held on Thursday, December 20th at 11:30 am in New Jerusalem Church, 1320 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira. Rev. Ella Wells will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Pauline's family would like to give a special thank you to Clara Fullwood and Francine Stephens for their loving care and support. Star Gazette – December 16, 2012
PRICE Harry Annseley - Age 77, of Elmira, died Friday, January 20, 2006. Harry was born June 12, 1928 the son of the late Harry Annseley Sr. and Jean (Lees) Price. He is survived by his former wife Emilie A. Price of Elmira; daughters, Pamela J. Kimball, with husband Bradford, of South Hamilton, MA, Heather A. Price of Vail, CO and Lee A. Price of Beacon, NY; grandchildren, Bradford II, Chase and Alessandra Kimball; sister Harriet Schmucker of Sipesville, PA; and nephew Doug Schmucker of Bolinis, CA. Harry was a U.S. Army veteran serving his country in Korea. He received his Masters Degree in Education from Bowling Green University. Harry was a former professor at Elmira College before teaching in the Elmira City School District. He taught at Hendy Avenue School prior to retiring. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Tuesday, January 24, 2006 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Interment, with military honors, will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Harry's memory may be directed to either the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, New York 14901 or Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.
PRICE John Beverly - Age 96, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 26, 1912 in Roanoke, Virginia, son of the late Joseph and Marie (Wood) Price and went home to be with the Lord on Friday, March 7, 2008. He was predeceased by his wife, Gertrude Parker Price on February 17, 2005 and is survived by his son, Paul M. Price, Sr. and daughter-in-law, Charlene Price; two grandchildren, Paul M. Price, Jr. and Chauna P. Price; two great-grandchildren, Marion Monroe and Duane Thomas, all of Upper Marlboro, MD; two sisters-in-law, Geraldean Gray and Alberta Johnson, Baltimore, MD; two nephews, Asia Carter of Syracuse, NY, and Lucian Carter of Elmira; a goddaughter, Sheron Baisden of Brunswick, GA; a godson, Nathaniel Nelson of Elmira; and a host of relatives and friends. John worked for the McKinnon family in Elmira for a number of years. He also worked for Elm Chevrolet where he retired after 40 plus years of service. John was a member of Monumental Baptist Church. He served on the Deacon Board; was a lifetime member of the Queen City Lodge #146, I.B.P.O.E. of W. and the Grand Lodge I.B.P.O.E. of W. and utilized his cooking skills for various events at the church and the Elks. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, March 14th, from 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 15th, at 11 a.m. in Monumental Baptist Church, 308-310 E. Clinton St., Elmira. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Monday, March 17, 2008, at 10:00. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/13/2008.
PROKOP Reverend Roger Lee
Retired Roman Catholic Priest of the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan, died at his home in Anderson, SC, on Friday, May 22, 2009, following a long battle with brain cancer. Father Roger was born on May 17, 1935 in Elmira, New York. The second son and third child of Stephen and Jeanette (Pitts) Prokop, he graduated from Hamilton College, Clinton, New York in 1957. He then continued his education at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church in New York City where he received a Master of Theology in 1960. He was ordained in the Episcopal Church on June 4, 1960 and served as an Episcopal clergyman in New York until 1968. In the mid-1960s he did Civil Rights Work in Mississippi and Westchester County, New York. In 1968 he was admitted into a master's program at Harvard with the unusual classification of "special studies." His degree was granted in 1970 simultaneously by the Graduate School of Arts and Science and the Graduate School of Education. From 1970 to 1976 he was on the faculty of a co-ed affiliate college of the University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Canada, teaching a variety of subjects related to religion, psychology, sociology, and education. In 1976 he began a sabbatical year at The University of Michigan in Ann Arbor that resulted in leaving his Canadian position and completing a Ph.D. in 1984. His dissertation combined his many interests; its title: "Literary Fiction for Sociology, Psychology and Gerontology: The Human Perspective Revealed." He always described it as a joy to write; it won several awards. During this period he also held a half-time appointment at the U of M Institute of Gerontology and served as rector of St. Clement Episcopal Church, an African-American Episcopal Church in Inkster, Michigan. In 1986, after many years of prayer and reflection he left the Episcopal Church and entered the Catholic Church. After a few months of study at St. John's Provincial Seminary in Plymouth, Michigan, he was ordained a Catholic priest on June 13, 1987. He served in the Diocese of Lansing, Michigan until his retirement in 2005. He initially served as an associate at St. Casimir Catholic Parish in Lansing, Michigan. In 1989 he became the pastor of St. Andrew the Apostle Parish, Saline, Michigan. In 1993, he became pastor of a large parish, St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan. In 2005 he retired and became the "first, ever" priest associate of the Oratory of St. Philip Neri in Rock Hill, South Carolina. He lived in a house near the Oratory and prayed, dined and socialized with the Oratorians. As a retired priest, he served part-time in the Diocese of Charleston, South Carolina serving parishes in York and Oconee Counties until he was diagnosed with a brain tumor in May 2007. In York County he celebrated weekday mass at one of the Oratory's five parishes, St. Anne Catholic Church, and on the weekends he served as part of the Catholic ministry team at the Parish of Saints Andrew, Paul, and Francis, Clemson, South Carolina. For the past two years, Father Roger lived with dear friends, Drs. Lewie and Lisa (Baker) Reece. They graciously provided a home and warm, loving care as he went through brain cancer treatment. During that time he was able to fulfill a lifelong dream of completing a novel he worked on for many years, "In the Bliss of His Memory," currently in press. More about Father Roger's journey with brain cancer can be found at www.frprokop.com. Reverend Prokop was preceded in death by his mother and father. He is survived by his sister, Mrs. Beverly Stillwell of Melbourne, Florida, his brother, Dr. Bradford Prokop of Ft. Myers, Florida, two nieces and four nephews. He is also survived by many dear friends, brother priests, and parishoners to whom he dedicated his life in service and love. Services have been held in Seneca and Rock Hill, South Carolina. On Tuesday, June 2, 2009, a viewing and visitation will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church, Elmira, NY from 10:00 am until Noon, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at Noon. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. A Memorial Mass will be held at St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Ann Arbor, Michigan on June 23, 2009 at 11:00 a.m. In lieu of flowers, Fr. Roger requested donations be made to National Right to Life (http://www.nrlc.org/), St. Thomas Elementary School, Ann Arbor, Michigan (http://www.saintts. com/), or The Oratory of St. Philip Neri, Rock Hill, South Carolina (http://www.rockhilloratory.org/). Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/31/2009
PROPER William G. "Bill"
Age 63, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 30, 1944 in Elmira, son of the late Harold and Dora (Knapp) Proper and went home to be with his Lord Saturday, August 4, 2007. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Gloria (Craven) Proper; children, Susan Brown of Greenville, SC, Debra (Thomas) Clinton of Greenville, SC, Bill (Carrie) Proper of Gilbert, AZ, and Donna Proper of Greenville, SC; grandchildren, Rachael and Tiffany Brown, Erica and Alexis Clinton and London Cooper; great-granddaughter, Gabriel; brothers, Harold Proper of Rock Hill, NC, Rev. Clifford and Lorraine Proper of Elmira, James Proper of Elmira, Rick and Doris Proper of Pine City; along with several nieces and nephews. Bill owned and operated Antiques by Proper in Elmira. He was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church where he was a Deacon and former youth director, former Pastor of Jobs Corners Baptist Church and an avid golfer. Bill was a loving husband and father. He loved God and his family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, August 8th from 5 to 8 p.m. His funeral service will be held Thursday, August 9th at 11 a.m. in Hillcrest Baptist Church, 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira. Rev. Clifford Proper, his brother, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Bill through donations to Hillcrest Baptist Church. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/7/2007.
PRYDE – Walter G. PRYDE aged 22 years died June 27, in Elmira of spinal meningitis. The young man was registered in the draft and was to have been among the men entrained for Camp Upton June 26. He had arranged his personal and business affairs before being taken ill wit the expectations of being called into the National Army. He was a member of the First Baptist Church and was formerly employed by the Adams Express Company; about six months ago he entered the employ of the Kertscher Manufacturing Company; The young man is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. David E. PRYDE; two sisters, Mrs. Jeanette HALPIN, of Elmira, and Miss Anna PRYDE, who is at present on duty as a nurse at one of the military base hospitals in New York City and two brothers, Alton D. PRYDE of Elmira and Robert L. PRYDE of Philadelphia. Mr. PRYDE was born in Blossburg and removed with his parents to Elmira several years ago. 1918 July 10th, Wellsboro Agitator
PUGH - ZEPP, Cleo Pugh
Formerly of Schuyler Ave., Elmira, NY
Presently residing in Alexandria, Louisiana, was born October 17, 1916 in Colfax, LA, the daughter of the late Willie Edward and Ila (Brunson) Pugh Sr., died peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at the Regency House in Alexandria, LA, at the age of 91. Cleo married Garrie Traub Zepp and prior to his death March 2, 1989 celebrated 25 wonderful years of life and love together. Her brother, Virgil L. Pugh also predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved stepchildren, Patricia Cummings and family of Kenosha, WI; Dennis (Angela) Zepp and family of Elmira, NY; Donna Vanderpoel and family of Bentley Creek, PA; brothers, Willie E. Pugh of Alexandria, LA, Franklin D. Pugh of Houma, LA; sister, Creaner Madigan of Alexandria, LA; along with several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Cleo was a former faithful member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church and was a well-known hairdresser and cosmetologist for many years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, July 24, 2008, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m. Services honoring her life will be held there following the visitation (1:30 p.m.) Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2008
PUGH Creaner P. Madigan
Alexandria, LA: Mrs. Madigan, formerly of Elmira, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2011 in Mathews Memorial Health Care Center in Alexandria, LA. She is survived by: two brothers, Willie E. Pugh, Jr. of Alexandria, LA and Franklin D. Pugh of Houma, LA. She was preceded in death by her husband Clifford H. Madigan; her parents Willie E. Pugh, Sr. and Ila Brunson Pugh; one brother Virgil L. Pugh; and one sister Cleo P. Zepp. Family and friends are invited to call at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Avenue, Elmira on Tuesday February 1, 2011 from 12:00 Noon to 1:00 PM with Funeral Service there at 1:00 PM with Rev. Jan Winter officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – January 30, 2011
JAMES B. PULFORD age 59 of 983 Mountain View Drive, Pine City, unexpectedly Monday, April 4, 1977 at Jekyll Island, Ga. The family will receive friends Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Resurrection will be held Monday 9 a.m. at Mt. Saviours Monastery. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by MacPherson Funeral Home. It was Mr. Pulford’s request that in lieu of flowers contributions in his name be made to his favorite charity, Mt. Saviours Monastery. Survived by wife, Mary H. Pulford; daughter, Mrs. Charles (Ellen) Doherty of Lake Worth, Fla.; sons, J. Christopher Pulford of Elmira, Shawn D. Pulford of Chester, Pa. And Frank H. Pulford of Elmira; a brother, Samuel Pulford of Owego, N.Y.; five grandchildren. He was a graduate of Bucknell University and a member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity. He was a former member of the Elmira Rotary Club and a former council member of the Boy Scouts of America, Elmira area. He was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II; a member of the Elmira Country Club and a current member of the Southside Planning Board. He was a former employee of LeValley McLeod Inc. and a communicant of St. Mary’s Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/6/1977
PULFORD James Christopher "Chris" Pulford
Elmira Heights: died unexpectedly on Monday, July 25, 2011 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by his daughters, and best friend. Chris was born in Rochester NY on October 20, 1942, a son of the late James B. and Mary (Holbrook) Pulford. Chris is survived by his companion, and best friend, Joyce Fiore, with whom he resided; daughter Christine Keegan of Horseheads with her children, Alysaa and Tristan Keegan; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth and Rodney Kent of Gainseville VA with their sons, Brandon (Denisse) and Justin Kent; daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Lawrence Boehm of Athens PA with their daughters, Corrine and Alyse Rivera; sister and brother-in-law, Ellen and Charles Doherty of Albuquerque NM; brothers and sister-in-law, Shawn Pulford of Frederick MD, and Frank "Hoby" and Rebecca Pulford of Brentwood TN; uncles and aunt, Samuel and Jean Pulford of Nichols NY, Paul Holbrook of Jekyll Island GA; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. Chris retired from his life-long career at Clute Motors. He had many friends and enjoyed socializing at local establishments in Elmira Heights. A Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 9:00 a.m. at Mount Saviour Monastery, 231 Monastery Road, Pine City, for Chris, and for his mother, Mary Holbrook Pulford, who died June 13, 2011. Chris' family would like to thank the Elmira Heights Police, Fire, and EMS, and the caring staff at the Arnot Ogden Emergency Department. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Star Gazette – July 31, 2011
SAMUEL A. PULFORD, 50, late of 311 Catherine Street died unexpectedly this morning (June 14, 1932) at 3 o’clock of a heart seizure. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Daysey Pulford; two brothers, C. Reed Pulford and Frank D. Pulford. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday at 4 p.m. The Rev. H. I. Stewart will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/14/1932
John Gay PULLEN, 65, of 518 Liberty St. The body is at the family home where funeral will be Monday at 2 p. m. Rev. Herbert J. GORDON. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Sunday Telegram March 19, 1950 -Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net
PURIFOY Amos C.
Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, July 28, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his wife, Violet; and daughters, Rhonda Odom and Lorri Pickett. He is survived by his children and their spouses, Vicki and William Cooper of Raleigh, NC, Lance Sullivan of Brooklyn, NY, Betty and James Herring of AL, Christina Marvin and Christopher Marvin, both of Elmira; five grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; sister, Inez Purifoy of Elmira; brothers, Henry Purifoy of Denver, CO and Claudus Purifoy of Memphis, TN; along with a host of nieces and nephews including Charles, David and Craig Brown whom he raised. Mr. Purifoy retired from General Electric and later provided elder care for the State of New York. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, July 31st, from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. His funeral service will be held at 12 p.m. Committal prayer and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
QUAIL - CLEVELAND Christine Q., "Cricket", age 48, of Elmira, NY, was born August 20th, 1959 and quietly passed on March 24th, 2008 after a long and courageous battle with Wegener's Disease at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Christine was predeceased by sons, Michael Brian Jr. and Mathew Brad VanRensselaer; parents, Harold and Lucy (Alexander) Quail; brothers, Robert Joseph and Brion James Quail; and special grandmother, Mary Elizabeth Alexander. Christine is survived by daughters, Mary Cleveland and Kimberly (Robert) Galpin, all of Elmira, NY. Christine was blessed with a grandson, Timothy Cleveland; and granddaughters, Star, Lela and Savana Galpin. Also surviving are her brother, Joseph Quail of Elmira; sisters, Susan Quail of Elmira, Rosemary (Allen) Laman of Odessa, TX, Brenda (Harold) Wilkins of Elmira, and Jennifer (Brian) LaRock of Chemung, NY; stepfather, Gerald Bowman of Elmira; special friends, Polly Cleveland and Judy Sills; as well as several nieces, nephews and cousins. Christine followed in her grandmother's footsteps both attending and graduating the Nursing Program at Corning Community College, fulfilling her lifelong dream to become a registered nurse. She worked at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY, as well as working as a nurse manager at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, before taking ill. Christine was an avid craftswoman who won many awards for her ceramics and needlework. A memorial service will be held at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY, on Saturday, March 29th, 2008, at 12:00 p.m. Graveside services will follow at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 31st, 2008, at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. All friends and family wishing to remember Christine and celebrate her life are welcome to attend. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/28/2008.
QUAIL Clarence F. "Slim"
A longtime Elmira resident of the Northside died Thursday evening, October 23, 2008, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility where he had been receiving care at the age of 83. Born on February 8, 1925 in Elmira, Clarence was the son of Albert and Sussie Fields Quail. He retired from Kennedy Valve after many years of service as a truck driver. Well known by many by his band, "Slim Quail and the Green Mountain Boys." He also called square dances. Slim appreciated antiques and was a warm and caring family man who was so very proud of his son, Freddie Quail, and his auto racing. He is survived by his loving family, wife and companion of 48 years, Anna Ball Quail, Elmira; a daughter-in-law, Barbara Quail, Wellsburg; son-in-law, Daniel Myers, Odessa: a sister-in-law, Barbara Quail, Elmira; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Clarence was predeceased by his first wife, Beatrice Orme Guest; daughter, Thelma Myers; son, Frederick Quail; brother, Harold (Geraldine) Quail; sisters, Loretta (Allison) Schutt; Waneta (Anthony) Maslinski and her former husband, (William Drake). Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, October 26, 2008, between the hours of 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services will take place Monday morning at 10 a.m. at the funeral home followed by graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/25/2008
QUAIL –DORTHA D. PIERCE, age 90, of Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY died on Monday, May 24, 1999 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dortha was born October 5, 1908 in Canton, PA, daughter of the late Fred and Anna (Jenkins) Quail. She attended schools in Pennsylvania and New York. She was married to William R. Pierce who died in 1945. Dortha was retired from the Chemung County Infirmary where she was employed as a Nurse’s Aide. Dortha was very active in the community where she volunteered with R.S.V.P. and Bethany Village where she was a greeter and always had the coffee supplies ready in the visitors’ lounge, Dortha could be seen riding her electric wheel chair from floor to floor as she delivered the morning newspapers. She was always ready for a good bingo game and enjoyed her trips to the mall and luncheons. Dortha enjoyed making crafts with her Home Bureau Group. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Survivors include three daughters, Anna (James) Dieterle of Lowman, NY, Jennie (Carmen) Zito of Horseheads, and Susie Nichols of Ulster, PA; ten grandchildren, Donald Diertle of Horseheads, Deborah (Jeff) Seymour of Elmira, Angelina (Eric) Brewer of Waterboro, Maine, Lisa (Andrew) Woodward of Avon, Connecticut, Carmen M. Zito of Austin, TX, John N. Passanante of New York City, James W. (Elizabeth) Nichols of East Smithfield, PA, Mary (Bruce) Woodard of Midland, TX; 15 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; special friend Phyllis Kravec of Horseheads, NY; and special caregiver at Bethany Village, Mitzie. She was predeceased by her husband William; a grandson, Dale Duane Dieterle; son-in-law, James H. Nichols; special brother and sister-in-law, Laura Allen and Charles Quail; along with several other brothers and sisters. Family and friends are invited to call today, May 26, 1999 from 7 to 9 PM at the Barrett Funeral Home and from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM Thursday, May 27, 1999 where at 11:00 AM funeral services will be held with Rev. William Wells officiating. Interment will take place at 2:30 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette
QUEAL ESTHER J. OWEN
Mrs. Esther J. Owen died of heat prostration and an apoplectic seizure Sunday noon at the family home, 1005 Pennsylvania Avenue, aged seventy-five years. She is survived by one son, Thomas; three daughters, Minnie, Mary and Jennie, all of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Frank Warren of Pine City, and Mrs. Foster Garrison of Mansfield, Pa. The decedent was a member of the South Presbyterian church. (handwritten on article – July 7, 1911) She was the daughter of Robert Queal & Sarah Jane (Gordon) Queal.
QUERQUI - HUGHES, Betty Q. (Querqui)
Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died into peace Sunday, May 3, 2009. Betty was the daughter of Cesare and Helen Rockwell Querqui. She was born in Elmira, NY on June 2, 1925. On Wednesday, May 15, 1954, she wed her best friend and the love of her life, Jeptha F. Hughes, Jr. They celebrated 47 wonderful years of life and love together. Jeptha preceded her in death on February 8, 2001. Betty is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Tina and Jim Bevilacqua of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Clark Hughes of Tioga, PA; niece, Joyce (Edward) Albright of Kingston, NY; nephews, Bob (Chris) Bates of Dover, DE and Gene (Ardith) Bates of Northport, WA; and cousin, Roy (Betty) Hughes, Jr. of Tioga, PA. Betty was best known for her dedication to education. She has been a member of Phi Lambda Theta since 1962. Betty obtained her Bachelor's degree from Elmira College, her Master's degree from Cornell University, and pursued her Doctorate at Indiana University. She was the second recipient to receive the local Educator of the Month Award and was recognized by Governor Pataki. Betty began her career in education as a Kindergarten teacher at Beecher School. She then produced science education films for the Elmira City School District before returning to the classroom as a second grade teacher at George Washington Elementary School. She was known for walking around the school property during her lunch hour with her banana. She was an accomplished musician, artist, and a very unselfish person who sacrificed for everyone else. For several years she performed at summer choral festivals with her daughter, Tina, including the Berkshire Choral Festival. She sang locally for years with the Elmira Symphony and Choral Society and several years with the Cantata Singers. In the past, she gave piano lessons and was the church organist for St. John's Church. Betty was a communicant of St. Casimir's Church, and also attended services at St. Patrick's Church. She loved doing crossword puzzles and had a devoted interest in nature. She appreciated the beauty of flowers, the outdoors, and loved watching the wildlife around her home. Betty was a breast cancer survivor of 24 years. A special thanks is extended to the caring staff of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for all the attention that was given to Betty. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, May 6, 2009, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday, May 7th, at St. Casimir's Church, 1012 Davis St., Elmira at 11 a.m., with Father Jeremiah Moynihan as Celebrant. Committal prayers will be offered by Father Moynihan immediately following the Mass in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Betty's name to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for the family in obituaries at www.olthof.com.
FRANK E. QUINN, 81 of 1450 Maple Ave., Sunday, March 17, 1963.
He was a retired cattle dealer. Survived by wife, Mrs. Elizabeth Quinn;
sisters, Mrs. Edmund Quick of Binghamton and Mrs. Joseph Armstrong of Chenango
Forks; brother, James Quinn of Cortland; four stepchildren. Body at
Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4
and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Horace
Pittman. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963