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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RAFFERTY - WESTON
Ada C. Rafferty Age 89 went peacefully into God's arms February 22, 2006. Ada was a long time resident of Elmira Heights, NY and then Chemung County Nursing Facility. She is survived by her daughters, Annette and Walter Gion of Dudley, MA, Linda Cadek of Elmira Heights, Dawn and Cliff Deery of Elmira, Mary Ann and Steve Leshick of Columbia, SC; son, Philip and Dolores Neason of Charlotte, NC, Edward and Alice Weston Jr.; brother, Philip Rafferty of Pine City; thirteen loving grandchildren whom she adored, several great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ada was predeceased by her husband, Edward Weston, in 1990; son, Francis in 1953; grandsons, Gary Miles in 2005, Dustin, Cody and Brendon Joseph; twin sister, Ida Loveless; brothers, George and Dellel. Ada was the daughter of Charlena and William Rafferty. She retired from Elmira Heights School District in 1990 and was also a child care provider for several years. She sometimes took care of the elderly. She was a wonderful mother, grandmother and great-grandmother who will be sadly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday, February 24, 2006 from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral services there at 8 p.m. Interment at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. A special thank you to all the staff at CCNF for the wonderful care provided for two years to our mother. You are wonderful people. God Bless you all.
RAFFERTY Philip C. Age 30, of Dalrymple Avenue, Pine City, died September 22, 2005. Philip was born November 5th, 1974 in Elmira, the son of Philip and Carolyn Genung Rafferty of Pine City. Philip was a 1994 Graduate of Southside High School, where he was honored to be a member of the Concert Choir. He was also the recipient of the Elmira Rotary Phoenix Award. He attended Corning Community College and was an avid gardener and loyal Yankee fan. He was a NASCAR enthusiast, and closely followed the Bodine Brothers and Tony Stewart. He liked country music, and enjoyed family vacations, especially to NASCAR races. He was also a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. He was predeceased by his Grandmas, Crystal Rafferty and Doris Genung. In addition to his parents, Philip is survived by his sister, Kathleen Rafferty Oplinger; Grandpas, Philip W. Rafferty and Leo Genung; niece, Kristen Oplinger; uncle, Leo "Jim" Genung; cousins, Christine (Nick) Andretta, Becky Genung, Justin Sherwood, and Tara Genung; Scooter the cat; caregiver, Sharon Martinez Sheppard, and best friend, Lonnie Kennedy. The family would like to extend their appreciation to the staff of Americare for their services during the last eleven years. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Sunday, September 25th, 2005, from 2 to 5 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 5 p.m. Private burial services will be held in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, at a time convenient for the family. Flowers are graciously accepted or memorial donations may be made in Philip's name to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, 1249 Front Street, Suite 106, Binghamton, NY 13905, or the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901.
RAFFERTY –RITA RAFFERTY BROWNBACK died on Monday evening, April 11, 2005, at the Evangelical Community Hospital in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, following a brief illness. She was born on November 10, 1917 to James A. and Mary McGough Rafferty in Chicago, Illinois, and soon moved to Rye, New York. Her father was vice-president of the Union Carbide Corporation in New York City. She graduated from Rye Country Day School in 1931 and the Emma Willard School in 1935. She majored in history at Wellesley College, from which she graduated in 1939, and maintained a lifelong interest in history, government, civil rights, and the law. She was married to Jesse Evans Brownback of Linfield, Pennsylvania, in 1939, and moved to Elmira, New York, where he was president of East Smithfield Farms, Inc., a producer of dairy products in northern Pennsylvania with offices in New York and Philadelphia. She was an active volunteer with many organizations throughout her life, including terms as president of the Southern Tier Association for the Blind, the League of Women Voters of Elmira, and the Elmira Neighborhood House. She was a strong supporter of many other organizations, including the Democratic Party and the NAACP. Beginning in 1951, she spent summers on a mountain lake in Eagles Mere, Pennsylvania, moving there permanently after her husband's death in 1990. She continued to support volunteer activities in Eagles Mere, especially involving land preservation and the environment, and served as vice-president and then president of the Eagles Mere Water Board. In addition to her enjoyment of family and friends, she played tennis and golf, and continued to walk regularly around the lake until her move to Lewisburg in November of 2004 at the age of 87. She was a daily reader of the New York Times, and pursued her interests in world history, politics, and culture until her death, traveling to Russia in 1987, and to other countries in Europe throughout her life. A former violinist, she loved classical music and art, and returned as often as possible to the museums of New York and Philadelphia. She is survived by her brother, James Rafferty of Greenwich, Connecticut; and her children, Mary Elizabeth and her husband, Rene Koppels of Sarasota, Florida, Jesse Brownback of Granby, Massachusetts, John and his wife, Elizabeth Brownback of Westchester, Pennsylvania, and Kathy Brownback and her husband, Harvey Shepard of Exeter, New Hampshire. She had four grandchildren, Charles Koppels and his wife, Jennifer of Annapolis, Maryland, Jesse Ann and Marshall Brownback of Westchester, Nathaniel Shepard of Exeter; and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York, for a graveside service on Saturday, April 16, 2005, at 11:00 a.m., with the Reverend Kathy Brownback officiating. Memorials in Rita's name may be made to the Nature Conservatory of Eagles Mere, PA 17731. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Vickery Funeral Home, 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA 16947. Contributed by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette Apr. 16, 2005.
RAHL Kenneth D.
Age 41, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, January 7, 2010. He was born on February 11, 1968 in Elmira, NY. Kenneth was predeceased by his mother, Jacquelyn Vanderpool, father, Duane Vanderpool and sisters, Christine Halpin and Cheryl Rahl. Survivors include his sister, Dawn Allen of Elmira; nephews, Earl, Henry, Chris and Josh Halpin all of Elmira and Michael and Thomas Allen both of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 12th from 12 to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on January 10, 2010
RANDALL –MARGARET R. WILCOX age 88 of 108 Colonial Drive, Horseheads formerly of Villa Serene, Friday, July 20, 1990. Friends may call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, Monday7to 8 p.m. with funeral and committal service at 8 p.m. The Rev. Stephanie Boughton officiating. Flowers gratefully declined. Survived by daughter, Marie M. (George H.) Varner of Watkins Glen; son, Stewart R. Mason of Horseheads; grandchildren, Randall Mason of Horseheads, Dr. Mark Mason and Gregg Mason of Virginia, Jack Varner of Avon, NY, James Varner of Rush, NY, Margaret Varner of Watkins Glen; 4 great-grandchildren; predeceased by husband, Lewis Wilcox in 1967, son, Robert W. Mason in 1974; stepson, Donald P. Wilcox in 1981. –Elmira Star-Gazette7/22/1990
RANDALL - Mrs. Mary Knapp Carpenter died at her home, No. 201 West Henry street, at 1 o'clock Thursday afternoon. She is survived by five children. Mrs.W.H. Lawrence of Horseheads, Mrs.Fred S.Collier of Winkle, Ill., Mrs.Thomas Ragland of Winkle, Ill. Frank Knapp and Miss Harriet Knapp of Elmira; two brothers, Hiram Randall, of Ellis, Kan., and Jesse Randall, of Buffalo; two sisters, Mrs. Susan McAfee, of Waverly, and Mrs. Hattie Grace, of Buffalo"
TRUMAN A. RANDALL, 79, long a farmer in this section and for four years a resident of North Cameron, Steuben County, died Saturday, Jan. 18, 1936. A native of Port Crane, N.Y., Mr. Randall was a former resident of Elmira. He had operated farms in the towns of Baldwin, Chemung, Post Creek, Lawrenceville and Bath before removing to North Cameron. Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Flora Randall; a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Wonderly of Los Angeles, Calif.; two sons, George H. Randall of Britton, S.D., and Roy of Wellsburg RD2; two sisters, Mrs. Anna Harding of Rochester and Mrs. Clarinda Bundy of Elmira Heights, and several nieces and nephews. The funeral will be conducted at Woodlawn Chapel Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette, Monday, Jan. 20, 1936.
RANDALL - Victor E. Randall, 81, of Gillett, died on Saturday, May 10, 2008 at Bradford County Manor in Troy, Pa. He was born on Aug. 17, 1926 in Corning, N.Y., to the late Henry and Pearl (Hynes) Randall. Victor was predeceased by: his son, Matthew in 1972; brother, William; and sister, Mildred Townley. He is survived by: his wife of 56 years, Anne (Cardwell) Randall, of Gillett; brothers, Howard Randall of Horseheads, Albert (Roberta) Randall of Watsontown, Pa., and Donald (Wilma) Randall of Roachdale Ind.; sister, Lois Tripp of Corning; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, May 16 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake St., Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn National Cemetery with full military honors by the Marine Corps League. - Sayre Morning Times, 12 May 2008
WILLIAM H. RANDALL, died at his home N. 1046 Walnut Street last night, September 20, 1898 at 11 o’clock. He was a former resident of Waverly, N.Y., but moved to Elmira about two years ago and has resided here since. Deceased was nearly seventy-two years of age and a veteran of the Civil War, having been a member of Company K, 161st regiment N.Y. Volunteers. He is survived by his wife and six children, three sons and three daughters. The funeral will be held at his late residence on Friday, September 23 at 3 p.m. and the interment will be in Woodlawn. –Elmira Gazette and Free Press, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 1898.
WILLIAM H. RANDALL, 34 of 3070 Lake Road, Town of Horseheads. Survived by daughter, Bonnie; sons, Dana and Terry, all at home; mother, Mrs. Pearl MacEachern of Horseheads; father, Henry Randall of Gibson; brothers, Howard of Elmira, Victor of Wellsburg, Donald of Moresville, Ind., Albert of Alton, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Mildred Townley and Mrs. Lois Butters of Elmira; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Hynes of Elmira Heights. Body at Barrett Funeral home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 8 p.m., the Rev. J. Sydney Kane. Woodlawn Cemetery at convenience of family. –Elmira Advertiser 4/8/1960
RANDY LEE RANDOLPH age 2, of 956 Dalrymple Ave., Tuesday, July 13, 1965. Body at the Olthof Funeral Home. Calling hours Wednesday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. J. Russell Carpenter. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stebbins; sister, Karen Louise at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Ryan of Elmira; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Russell Stebbins of Elkland, Pa.; several aunts and uncles; several cousins. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/14/1965
HARRY J. RAPPLEYE, 47 of 345 O’Brien Pl. Saturday, Apr. 21, 1945. There are no near relatives. The body is at Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Tuesday 1 p.m. Rev. O. Glenn McKinley. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/1945
RATHBONE Daria "Gina" COLUCCI
Of Wilmington, NC and formerly of Horseheads, NY died on Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the age of 61. Daria was born August 2, 1951, a daughter of John J. Colucci and Frances Grieco Rathbone. She is preceded in death by father, John J. Colucci and brothers Joseph David Colucci and Kirk Boardman Williams. Daria worked at the St Joseph's Hospital pharmacy for over 30 years, worked as a caregiver in the Elmira Community and later served as a volunteer at Cape Fear Hospital in Wilmington, NC. She took care of her father before his death in 2009 and was a constant companion of her mother in Wilmington, NC. She was also a kidney recipient from her sister Beth Brampton. Daria is survived by her mother, Frances Rathbone; siblings, Michael (Jackie) Colucci, Richard (Piper) Colucci, Beth (William) Brampton, Mary (James) Orr, Christina Colucci, Peter (Maia) Colucci, Cindy Slaasted and Dickson Rathbone; nieces and nephews: Mercedes Camprubi-Soms, Matias Camprubi-Soms, Jai-Li Colucci, Jessica Brampton, John Brampton, Melissa (Eric) Wilkie, Christy (William) Sisley, Jacob Collins (Naomi Taback), Lauren Collins, Nolan Colucci, Devan Colucci, Adam (Sabrina)Berger, Emily (Todd) Guill and Matthew Rathbone; uncles, Wilson Colucci, Andrew Colucci; aunts, Delores Ritch, Ann Bianco, and many cousins. The family will receive relatives and friends at Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday January 30, 2013 from 4-7PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Thursday January 31, 2013 at St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 Broad St., Horseheads, NY at 9:30AM with Rev. Christopher Linsler. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing to remember Daria may make donations to Turner Syndrome Society, 11250 West Rd., Suite #G, Houston, TX 77065. Star Gazette - January 29, 2013
RATHBONE John A. III "Jake"
Age 61, of Horseheads, and Bonita Springs, FL, died after a brief illness on Sunday, January 4, 2009. Jake was born John Arnot Rathbone III on March 26, 1947, a son to the late John A. Rathbone II "Jack" and F. Jane Dickson Rathbone Hungerford. Jake is survived by his brother and sister-in-law, W. Dickson and Nancy Rathbone, Roswell, GA; nephew, Matthew Dickson Rathbone; aunt, Marilyn Liebenguth of Larchmont, NY; and several cousins, including Bob and Maggie Reynolds and Jack Reynolds, all of Fort Meyers, FL; as well as a host of extended family members and friends, including Ray and Sue Cady of Naples, FL, Mike Lowery of Big Flats, NY, and Tommy Moretti of Elmira, NY. Jake was a retired sales manager with Nabisco Corp. and a regular member of Fur Fin and Feather's in Chemung, member of the Elmira Country Club in Elmira and Hunters Ridge Country Club in Bonita Springs, FL, Ruffed Grouse Society, Chemung County Historical Society and the Keuka Lake Association. His passions included, wintering in Florida, Wednesday night at Moretti's Restaurant, Thursday Night F.F.F. and summers on Keuka Lake which many times included regular stops on the lake to visit friends and acquaintances. Being fond of auto racing, NASCAR and Vintage Road Racing, Jake always looked forward to his "Crew Chief duties" for his brother's vintage road race team. He was also a member of the Historic Sportscar Racing Association. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, January 13, 2009, from 5-8:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place in Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, January 14, 2009, at 11:00 a.m. with the Rev. Han Van den Blink officiating. Interment will take place beside his father in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at the convenience of his family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jake with memorials in his name to the Keuka Lake Association, PO Box 35, Penn Yan, NY 14527. Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/6/2009 - 1/11/2009
RATHBUN Floyd A. Jr. "Ike"
A resident of the Pine City community, died Sunday morning, January 30, 2011 at his home he shared with his longtime companion and friend, Carla Rawlings following a courageous battle with Pancreatic Cancer at the age of 63. Born on December 17, 1947 in Elmira, Ike was the son of the late, Floyd A. & Elizabeth Ellis Rathbun. After graduating from Thomas A. Edison High School, Ike attended Somers Business School. In serving his country, he enlisted with the US Navy and served 6 years during the Vietnam War and served on the USS Knox. Ike was employed for over 25 years by the Elmira Housing Authority as a Maintenance Foreman. His many interests included camping, fishing and classic cars. Ike was well known for his family business, Olde Tyme Popcorn which became a favorite at local fairs and carnivals. Surviving are his loving daughters, Kelly Rathbun-Smith & Jason Smith, Elmira; and Angela Rathbun-Sambroski, Elmira; grandchildren, Nickolas Pronti, Hannah Pronti, Izabella Smith, Mikael Sambroski and Khloe Sambroski; sister, Elaine Rathbun, Cary, NC; brother, Kevin (Janice) Rathbun, Elmira; longtime companion and friend, Carla Rawlings and her family, Mike Rawlings, Corning; Tyanna Rawlings, Elmira; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and family friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Tuesday, February 1, 2011 between the hours of 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Funeral Services will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where Ike will be laid to rest beside his beloved mother, Elizabeth Ellis Rathbun. Memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society , 1316 College Ave. Elmira, NY 14904 in his memory. Star Gazette – January 31, 2011
MR. JOHN RAU age 80 of 848 Broadway, Sunday, September 29, 1985 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, very unexpectedly. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Tuesday from 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral services there Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. R. Kurt Traugott officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the First United Church of Christ. Survived by wife of 60 years, Katharina Pickelhaupt Rau; daughter, Katharine Kast of Elmira; grandchildren, Christa Kast of Rochester and John Kast of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. John was a member of the First United Church of Christ, a Clock Maker and Watch Repairman. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/1/1985
RAU - KAST Katharine
Town of Southport Resident - Was born February 2, 1928 in Gyore, Hungary, the daughter of the late John and Katharina (Pickelhaupt) Rau, died on Saturday, December 1, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 79. Her beloved and devoted husband, Henry Kast, predeceased her. She is survived by her loving children, daughter and son-in-law, Christa and Paul Campbell of Hilton, NY; son, John Kast of Elmira, NY; much adored granddaughter, Katrina Campbell of Hilton, NY; along with sister and brother-in-law, beloved cousins, special friends and neighbors. Katharine was a faithful member of the First United Church of Christ on Madison Avenue. The absolute love and light of her life was her precious granddaughter, Katrina. She will be deeply missed by all. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Friday, December 7, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Saturday, December 8th, with the Reverend Jane Winters celebrating Katharine's life. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Henry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the First United Church of Christ Stain Glass Window Fund, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/5/2007.
RAU - KAST Katharine
Town of Southport Resident
Was born February 2, 1928 in Gyore, Hungary, the daughter of the late John and Katharina (Pickelhaupt) Rau, died on Saturday, December 1, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 79. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Friday, December 7, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Saturday, December 8th at 10:00 a.m. with the Reverend Jane Winters celebrating Katharine's life. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Henry. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the First United Church of Christ Stain Glass Window Fund, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
RAWLINGS Eugene W. Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, February 3, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Eugene was born in Pittsburgh, PA, son of the late William Louis II and Blanche (White) Rawlings. Survivors include his children, Eugene M.G. Rawlings, Glenda Michelle Roney, Alan W. Rawlings and Cherron E. Rawlings; grandchildren, Michael Garrett Rawlings, Tyanna Leigh Rawlings, Kianna Marie Rawlings, Aliyah I. Rawlings, Kiru Smith, Sadie Smith and Adrian Roney; sister, Aline Reid; brothers, William L Rawlings III and Michael Humphries; along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Eugene was predeceased by his wife, Dolores Rawlings on December 31, 2001. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, February 6, 2007, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, February 7, 2007, at 11 a.m. in North Presbyterian Church with Gary Chorpenning officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
RAYMOND David J.
Age 23 of Horseheads died very unexpectedly on Wed. May 15, 2013. Born on May 24, 1989 in Auburn, CA; David was the son of David & Militza Raymond and graduated from Horseheads High School. David had a love for music and cherished his guitar. He enjoyed travels to the ocean and time spent on the beach. Surviving is his loving family, father, David J. Raymond, Horseheads; brother, Colin M. Raymond, Horsheads; maternal family, grandfather, Robert (Mary Lou) Sardo, Big Flats; aunts, Roberta (Robert) Herrick, Elmira; Sandy Sardo, CA; uncles, Robert (Pamela) Sardo, CO; Matthew (Samantha) Sardo, CA; Thomas (Anne) Sardo, CA; paternal family, grandparents, James (Brenda) Raymond, CA; aunts, Christiane Raymond, CA; Jane Steinberg, CA; cousins and friends. David was predeceased by his mother, Militza "Mitzi" Raymond on Oct. 30, 2011 and his maternal grandmother, Maxine Sardo. All services are private and will be handled at the family's convenience with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – May 24, 2013
READY Margaret May Bronson, Mrs. Margaret M. - Funeral services for Mrs. Bronson, age 90, housewife, will be held on Monday, September 2, 1974, at Elmira, N. Y. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with local arrangements under the care of Williams-Thomas Funeral Home, 404 N. Main St. Mrs. Bronson, who lived at 4820 NW 23rd Ave., Gainesville, died Wednesday, Aug. 28, 1974 at her home. Submitted by Sharron Bronson Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
REAVES Joe D. "Tinker"
Age 50, born May 25, 1962, died unexpectedly December 8, 2012. Predeceased by his father Joe D. Reaves Sr. and survived by his mother, Mary Reaves, brother Gregory; sisters Brenda and Kimberly; children, Elizabeth Reaves of Depew, NY, Justin DeMember, serving in the US Navy in Norfolk, VA and many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends and special friend Lisa Brown. He enjoyed cooking, reading, gardening and making others laugh. His energy and joy in life were a gift to all who knew him. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, December 14, 2012 from 10 - 11am. His funeral and committal services will follow at 11 am. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – December 13, 2012
RECORD - NIVER Ann "Teresa"
Age 92, formerly of Morningside Dr., Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, February 24, 2008, at Bethany Manor Horseheads, NY. Friends may call at BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME, 640 W. Gray St., Elmira, on Friday, February 29, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home on Saturday, March 1, at 11 a.m. Rev. Dennis Christiansen officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Flowers are welcome or those wishing may make memorials to 1st Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Teresa is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Cheryl M. Niver of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Jeanette (Henry) Ducot of Elmira Heights, NY, Michelle (Shane) Wareham of NC, Amber (Jack) Cone of Rochester, NY; great-grandchildren, James Ducot, Alyxx Ducot, Joseph Ducot, Ashley Matteson, Kennedy Ann Cone, Austin Wareham and Cassidy Cone; sisters and brother-in-law, Betty Stayments, Sarah Fiorito and Nancy and Charles Bryan; sister-in-law, Marietta Record; many nieces and nephews, especially Patty and Bruce Stayments. Teresa was predeceased by her loving husband, Arthur H. Niver; son, Francis A. Niver; brother, Richard Record; sister, Polly Taylor; brothers-in-law, Len Fiorito, Eddie Stayments and Bob Taylor. Teresa was a graduate from Elmira Free Academy, Cortland College, and received her Master's Degree from Elmira College. She retired after 42 years as a school teacher from the Elmira City School District. Teresa was a member of the 1st Baptist Church, Corning Country Club and was a great bridge player and avid golfer. The Niver family would like to thank the skilled 1 nursing unit at Bethany Manor for their wonderful care given to Teresa, especially to Larry Frisbie.
HERBERT REDFIELD, 54, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, April 18, 1951 at Geneva. Survived by wife, Mrs. Marie Redfield; daughter, Patricia Redfield, both of Geneva; brother, Harry Redfield of Mansfield, PA; sister, Mrs. Walter Merrick of Vanderbilt; mother, Mrs. Charles Redfield of Covington, Pa. The body will arrive in Elmira Friday noon and will be taken to 761 ½ W. Church St., where funeral will be held Saturday at 2:30 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/19/1951
REDNER Frederick W.
Of Partridege Street
Age 74, was born July 19, 1932 in Elmira, the son of the late Frederick W. and Thelma (Ball) Redner, passed peacefully on Friday, June 22, 2007, at the Soldiers and Sailors Hospital in Penn Yan, NY. His sister, Artene Harris and infant grandson predeceased him. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Shirley (Tucker) Redner; sons, Todd and Scott; grandchildren, Katie (Matt), Emily and Kyle; brother, Albert (Linda) of Big Flats, NY; sister, Shirley (Paul) Ellsworth of Attica, NY; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, brother and sister-in-laws. He also leaves behind his lifelong neighbors and special friends, who he always was there to help in spite of his own health problems. Fred was happiest in his garage and backyard working on his lawnmowers or having a cold one with his friends at Mac's Bar. He was a proud Veteran of the US Army, serving his country from 1953 to 1955. In 1989, he retired from the Elmira City School Board after 33 dedicated years of service. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Tuesday, June 26, 2007, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Robert Packer Hospital Dialysis Unit, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA 18840, in his memory.
REDDER - Dorothy F. (Smith). Age 64, of Apt. 1C-10 Southport Towers, died Wednesday, October 19, 1983. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and Committal Services there Friday at 10 a.m. The Rev. Bruce Cummings officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She is survived by a daughter and son-in-law George N. and Lorraine C. Strong III of Elmira; son, Theodore L. Smith of Elmira; sister, Beatrice R. Seymour of Elmira; two brothers, John E. Redder of Elmira, and Andrew L. Redder of Disputanta, VA; twelve grandchildren, seven great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and cousins. Dorothy was a member of the Southside Baptist Church, a former employee of the Southern Tier Association for the blind and a member of the (Alley Cats) Bowling Team at Rossi Lanes. Elmira Star-Gazette, Thursday October 20, 1983. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
REDDER Lewis E. - Age 86, of 121 E. Chemung Pl. Tuesday, October 29, 1968. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home Tuesday 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Bruce Cummimgs. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughters Mrs. Theodore (Dorothy) Smith of Elmira, Mrs. Edward (Beatrice) Seymour of Horseheads; sons, E. John Redder of Elmira, Frank W. Redder of Lynn, Mass.; Andrew L. Redder of Disputanta, Virginia; 19 grandchildren; 16 great grandchildren; sisters Miss Elizabeth Redder, Mrs. William Watts; brother Raymond Redder all of Elmira. Several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Elmira Star-Gazette, Tuesday October 29, 1968. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
REDDER Norman - 505 Baldwin St., died this morning, Mar. 6, 1940. Suvivors are his wife; one son, Robert, at home; his father, Lewis; two sisters, Mrs. George Strong and Miss. Beatrice Redder; three brothers, Andrew, Frank, and John Redder; two grandmothers, Mrs. Ida Redder and Mrs. Pauline Libert, all of Elmira. The body is in the Wilson Funeral Home. Funeral arrangements later. Elmira Star-Gazette Tuesday March 5, 1940. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder
REDDER Norman, 505 Baldwin St. The body is in the home of the father, Lewis Redder, 724 Kinyon St., where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m.The Rev. Paul Rickabaugh will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette, Friday March 8, 1940. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder.
MR. BELDON B. REED age 82, formerly of Hillcrest Rd., Elmira, NY, Thursday, February 28, 1991. He is survived by his wife, Laura Grave Reed; daughter and son-in-law, Lillian and Donald Woodard of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, Beldon W. and Mary Flo Reed of Elmira and Rev. Roger J. Reed of Rochester; 9 grandchildren, James, William and David Reed, Stephen and Michael Reed, Christine Blair, Annette and Susan Woodard; 5 great-grandchildren; step-daughters, Marjorie Kiefer of Madison, IN, Janet Newfant of Palmyra, NY, Rita Oestreich of Cochoton, NY; sister, Florence A. Holloway of Elmira; brother, Glenwood A. Reed of Erin, NY; very special niece, Nettie Crispbell of Sullivanville, NY; several nieces and nephews. Beldon was a member of the 1st United Church of Christ of Elmira. He retired from A&P as a Manager with 43 years of service having worked there from 1929 til 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave. Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there at the conclusion of calling hours Saturday evening. Rev. Roger J. Reed, his son officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will provide flowers and would appreciate memorials to the 1st United Church of Christ or the charity of ones choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/1/1991
REED –MRS. CATHERINE E. JONES, 87, of 722 ½ W. Gray St., widow of Merrick Jones. Wednesday, Feb. 28, 1945. Survived by daughters; Mrs. Solomon Ballard of Troy, Pa., Mrs. Lawrence Breese of Millerton, Pa., Florence of Elmira; sons, Ernest R. of Jackson Heights, Archie E. of Ozone Park, N.Y., W. Lewis of Bolivar; six grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. The boy is at Smith and Fudge Funeral Home, where funeral will be held Friday, 2 p.m. Rev. Henry White. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette -3/1/1945
REED - GREEN, Catherine E
Of Elmira, NY - Age 81, died Saturday, March 21, 2009, at home surrounded by the love of her life, husband Harold, and family. Catherine was the daughter of the late Howard and Mary Margaret (Arter) Reed. She was born in Sunbury, PA, June 27, 1927. She is survived by her loving husband, Harold "Greenie" Green of Elmira, NY; daughter, Patricia FitzGerald (Greg Dobrich) of Massachusetts; son, John (Nancy) FitzGerald of Midlothian, VA; stepchildren, Sue (John) Noto of Elmira, NY, Sheila (Geoff) Colegrove of Horseheads, NY, Vicki (Gary) Bailey of Elmira, NY, Terry (Angela) Balcolm of Cliffton Springs, NY; sister-in-law and nephew, Ethel Reich and James Reich of Allentown, PA; along with nine grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Catherine was the Executive Secretary for Lyman D. Gridley Ford/Mercury Auto Dealership in Elmira for many years. She loved traveling, boating, riding motorcycles and entertaining, especially at her home in Ocala, Florida. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, March 24, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 p.m. Pastor Jerry Berbary will officiate. A celebration of Catherine's life will continue at Bernie Murray's. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. She will be laid to rest privately in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Thank You - The Green family wishes to express their sincere gratitude to Dr. Rogers and his wife, Margie, special friends, Dave and Kara Schifen, along with the entire staff at Southern Tier Hospice for their priceless love and care given to Catherine. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/23/2009
REED Michael J.
Died peacefully on Tuesday, August 20, 2013 at the age of 61. Mike was born April 16, 1952 in St. Mary's, PA, a son of the late John and Angela Herzing Reed. Mike is survived by his loving wife, Emily Smith Reed; children, Jason (Heather) Reed of Penn Yan, NY; Ellen (Timothy Bennett) Reed of Horseheads, NY; adored grandchildren, Declan Bennett, Liam and Ayla Reed; brother, Thomas Reed of Kane, PA and numerous extended relatives. Mike was an educator with the NYSDOC. He retired from the Elmira Correctional Facility after more than 30 years of dedicated service. Mike took great pride in any and all time spent with his family including vacations on the beaches of New England and the Outer Banks. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Friday, August 23, 2013 from 4-8PM. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Patrick's Church, 604 Park Place, Elmira on Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 11AM. Mike will be laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following. Family will provide their own flowers but those wishing to remember Mike may do so through memorials to CareFirst, 11751 Corning Rd, Coring, NY 14830 or Bethany Manor-Resident Fund, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – August 22, 2013
REESE –MRS. CHARLES W. WILLIAMS a former resident of Elmira died early today (Jan. 7, 1935 at the family home, 515 Highland Road, Ithaca. She is survived by two sisters, Mrs. John C. Knight and Miss Mary A. Reese; a niece, Mrs. Hugh S. Knox, all of Ithaca. The funeral will be held in the family home in Ithaca Thursday. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/7/1935
REESE - FRICKEL (SRGP 35626)
Beverly A. Devoted wife, mother, grandmother and sister Age 77 of Lake Road Elmira, NY died peacefully Sunday, January 13, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. She was born January 21, 1924 in Corning, NY the daughter of the late Charles and Namoa (Rice) Reese. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, LaRue; beloved daughters, Cheryl Frickel of Pasadena, CA; Carol (Nelson) Romeo of Elmira, NY; son, Larry (Kathleen) Frickel of Pine City, NY; grandchildren, Christopher (Suwannat) Romeo, Jannaya (John) Scott, Tony (Cori) Romeo, Michael Frickel, Sara Frickel; great grandchildren, John Scott and Raymond Romeo; sister, Jackie Cernorhorski of South Carolina; along with several nieces and nephews. Her sister, Betty Holmes, preceded Beverly in death. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on Tuesday, January 15, 2002 from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. Funeral Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours. (7:30 PM) The Reverend Gilbert Mitchell will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in the name of Beverly A. Frickel may be directed to the Food Bank of the Southern Tier 945 County Rt. 64, Elmira, NY 14903.
REESE Richard "Dick"
Southport Town Justice
Age 87 of Big Flats, NY died Saturday June 9, 2007 at Elcor Heath Services peacefully with his loving family by his side. Born on September 15 1919 in Elmira. Dick was the son of Ralph C. & Mabel Hayes Reese. He was predeceased by his wife of 41 years, Naomi Nail Reese. He is survived by his wife, Betty L. (Pierri) Reese; children, Barbara (Frank) Spinelli of Buffalo; Jeanne Reese (Jodie Estes) of Elmira; Steven (Lisa) Reese of LeRoy, NY; grandchildren Stacey (Steve) Koch, Vincent Spinelli and Richard Spinelli of Buffalo, NY; Erica (Kyle) Elston, Marcy DeNunzio, Amy DeNunzio (Justin Clark) of Elmira; Emily and Tyler Reese of LeRoy, NY; and 3 great-grandchildren, Hunter and Sarah Clark and Jack Elston of Elmira; sisters-in-law, Loretta Reese of Horseheads; Ennis Reese of Pine City, Barbara Nail of Horseheads; Amy Blake of Elmira; and June (Steve) Kerestan of Greenville, NC. Dick was employed by Pipe Welding Supply for 26 years as office and purchasing manager. Devoted to his community, he served as the Southport Town Justice for 24 years. He was a life member of the Horseheads BPO Elks, a member of the NYS Magistrates Assoc. serving 2 terms on the executive Committee, the Elmira Heights American Legion, a past president of the Purchasing Management of the Twin Tiers and a former member of the Relaxed Squares. Dick was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church. He served 33 months overseas in Africa, Sicily and Italy as a Staff Sergeant in the US Army Air Corps during WWII. A loving family man he devoted himself to his family. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday June 12, 2007 between the hours of 5-8 p.m. A memorial service will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Bill Vallet officiating. Private graveside services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Reese. In lieu of flowers Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice in Dick's memory. Mr. Resse's family wishes to extend their gratitude to the staff of Elcor Health Services and Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful care provided Richard and to his family through his illness. May God Bless Each of you.
REHWINKLE Roger E.
Age 50, of Alvord Dr. in Elmira, died unexpectedly at home on Sunday, March 25, 2012. He was born in Elmira to Frederick and Norma Rehwinkle on Dec. 18, 1961. Roger is survived by his longtime best friend and soul mate, Willliam Carson of Elmira; his mother, Norma Rehwinkle of Camillus and formerly of Elmira; sister, Cheryl Rehwinkle of Camillus, NY; and brother, Larry Rehwinkle of Freeport, LI, NY; as well as nieces and nephews and beloved K-9 companion, Cleo. Roger was a longtime employee of Elmira Floral Products in Elmira Heights, NY. He enjoyed swimming, cooking and being around friends and family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., Mar. 29, 2012, from 4-5 p.m. where his service will follow at 5 pm. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – March 28, 2012
REID SARAH BRIGGS-WHITE
Sarah Age 85, formerly of Corning, NY died Saturday, December 9, 2006, at the Waters of Three Rivers in Painted Post, NY. Sarah was born in Elmira on May 17, 1921, to Thomas and Viola (Elcha) Reid. She married Earl Briggs in 1940 and was preceded in death by him in 1975. She married Lascelles White in 1975 and was preceded in death by him in 1991. She was well known in Corning as a seamstress. She enjoyed oil painting, crocheting, and photography. Sarah loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren. She is survived by her daughter, Sally (Albert) Beach of Lawrenceville, PA; a sister, Jennie Dunmyer of Elmira; a brother, Thomas (Marjorie) Reid of Elmira; a grandson, Sr. Airman Thomas Riley of Sagamore, MA; a granddaughter, Litonya Briggs of Manassas, VA; a sister-in-law, Beatrice Reid of Elmira; her great-granddaughter, Taigen Riley of Manassas, VA; several nieces and nephews. Friends may call on Tuesday from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. at Phillips Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 17 W. Pulteney Street in Corning, where funeral services will follow calling hours at 8:00 p.m. with Reverend Kathleen Turnbole officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to the SPCA, Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.
REID Thomas J., Jr.
Age 89 of Elmira, NY. He was born January 9, 1923 in Elmira, son of the late Thomas J., Sr. and Viola (Elcha) Reid and died Monday, March 05, 2012 at home. He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Marjorie M. (Williams); children F. Bernadette Reid of Los Angeles, CA, Simon (Rebecca) Bailor of Corning, Christine Ross of Elmira, Gregory (Gwen) Bailor of Baltimore, MD, Jon Kevin (Laurie) Reid of Attleboro, MA, Teresa (Sam) Heyward of Charleston, SC; 7 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mr. Reid retired from the Elmira City Fire Department in 1985 after 35 years of service. During his tenure, he was named Fireman of the Year in 1965 and received many other accolades. He was a standout athlete at Southside High School and at Lincoln University in PA and was a member of the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame. As an inventor, he received 3 U.S. patents. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Friday, March 9th from 2 to 4 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 4 pm. Rev. James E. Jones will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Thomas through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Star Gazette – March 6, 2012
REIDY – Aleisha Lynn Reidy, 19, of RD2 Box 59, Mansfield died Wednesday Nov. 28, 1984 as the result of injuries she sustained in a two car 8:20 p.m. accident on Route 6, Charleston Township, Tioga County. Born Oct. 26, 1965 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of John D. and Linda Johnson Reidy, Sr. A June 1984 graduate of Mansfield Junior Senior High School. Aleisha was very active in sports and was named Woman Athlete of the Year for 1984. A freshman at Mansfield University Aleisha was planning to marry her fiancé, Todd D. Tice of RD Mansfield in June 1985. She was a member of the Covington Baptist Church. Her brother, John D. Reidy Jr. died at the age of 18 on March 28, 1982 as the result of injuries he sustained in a car accident. Surviving are her mother, Linda Johnson Reidy of RD2 Mansfield; her father, John D. Reidy Sr. of Millerton; maternal grandparents, Mrs. Otto [Idalene Johnson] Richards of Elmira, NY and Clarence W. Johnson of Mansfield, PA; paternal grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Daniel J. Reidy Jr. of Elmira, NY; two aunts, Mrs. Becky Lynn Besosa of Venice, Florida and Mrs. Paul [Sandra] Herbert of Elmira, NY; three uncles, Gordon Johnson of Sarasota, Florida, Donald L. Reidy and Joseph A. Reidy, both of Horseheads, NY; several great aunts and uncles and paternal great-grandmother, Mrs. Marie Wilcox of Horseheads, NY. The funeral was held at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 1984 at the Covington Baptist Church with Rev. John R. Truax, her pastor, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Friends were invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Friday Nov. 30. – Wellsboro Gazette, December 5, 1984
REIDY – Aleisha Lynn Reidy
19-Year-Old Dies – Wednesday, Nov. 28 , at 8:20 p.m., Aleisha Lynn Reidy, 19, of RD2, Box 59, Mansfield, was driving toward Wellsboro on Route 6, about five miles west of Mansfield when her car, according to Mansfield State Police, drifted across the center line. Reidy’s 1978 Ford Fairmont struck a 1980 Olds Cutlass being driven toward Mansfield by Lucille Sherman, 64, of RD6, Box 183, whose granddaughter, 17-year-old Rebecca Cunningham, of the same address, was riding with her. Tioga County Deputy Coroner James Daugherty pronounced Reidy dead at the scene of head injuries. Sherman and Cunningham were transported by ambulance to Soldiers & Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, where Cunningham was treated and released and Sherman admitted and reported in stable condition suffering sternum, knee and chin injuries. Sherman was released Tuesday, Dec. 4. The car Reidy was driving came to rest in the center of the highway blocking the roadway, and the Sherman vehicle came to rest on the south berm facing north. Assisting Police at the scene were the Mansfield and Wellsboro Fire Departments and ambulance associations and Tioga County Sheriff Richard Hastings. Aleisha was a freshman at Mansfield University and had graduated in June 1984 from Mansfield High School where she had been named Female Athlete of the Year for 1984. Her senior year, she had served as captain of three sports teams, Cross county, track and volleyball. She was planning to become a physical education teacher and had just become engaged to Todd Tice of Mansfield. The couple were planning to marry in June 1985. She was the only daughter of Linda Johnson Reidy of RD2, Mansfield and John D. Reidy Sr. of Millerton. The Reidys had lost their only son, John, 18, in a car accident that occurred on Canada Road on March 28, 1982 near the village of Covington. Others who died in the one-vehicle mishap were Marsha Mase, 15, of Blossburg, and Stewart Sharp, 17, of Covington. – Wellsboro Gazette, December 5, 1984
REIDY James F. Sr. Corning Inc. Retiree Age 90, went home to be with the Lord on the 8th day of July 2006 at 9:00 p.m., surrounded by his loving family. Jim was predeceased by Barbara 'Toots', his wife of 56 years. The love of his life and the only woman he ever dated. Jim was born at home on Myrtle Ave. in Binghamton, NY. He was born on Thanksgiving Day, November 25, 1915, to Frank and Luella Reidy. Jim lived most of his life in the Elmira area. He graduated from Southside High School. When Jim's father died in 1931, they moved to Beecher Street in Elmira. After marrying they purchased a home on Harmon Street on Elmira's Southside about 1948. He continued to live there for the rest of his life. Jim briefly worked in New York City, then returned to Elmira where he worked for Hardinge Brothers, Inc. He left there to work for Corning Glass. Jim retired from Corning Inc. in 1981 with over 30 years of service and received the 50-year pin on May 8, 2000. Jim was a member and past master of the Big Flats Lodge # 378 F & AM, and the Cashmere Grotto. Though Jim's life he was an avid camper traveling throughout the United States. He also at different times enjoyed gardening, bowling, playing cards, reading, crossword puzzles, photography and the New York Yankees. He said, "I only watch football because the Yankees don't play in the winter." Jim was predeceased by his loving wife, Barbara 'Toots'; and his brother, John 'Red' Reidy. Jim is survived by his son, James F. (Janice) Reidy Jr.; daughter, Catherine (Ed) Susemihl; brother-in-law, Donald (Carole) Allen; sister-in-law, Betty (Henry) Slovak; grandson, David (Deanna) Reidy; granddaughters, Patricia (Maurice) Harling, Jennifer Reidy and Kimberly Foe. He also had eight great-grandchildren along with many cousins, nephews and nieces. Jim was an extremely caring and generous man who loved his children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and family; and was loved as much in return. He enjoyed the company of many close friends throughout his whole life. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Tuesday, July 11, 2006 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating Jim's life will be held there on Wednesday, July 12th, at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where Jim will be laid to rest beside his beloved wife, Barbara. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Big Flats Masonic Lodge # 378, c/o 20 Cayuga Drive Horseheads, NY 14845. Lodge Notice Officers and members of the Big Flats Masonic Lodge # 378 F & AM will meet at the Funeral Home Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. to conduct a service for our dear departed brother. Signed Master Don Drake A Last Message from Jim Hello 'Toots' It's Jim Today's the day we are back together! And it's forever! Love, Jim
REIDY – John Daniel Reidy Jr., 18, of RD2, Mansfield, died Sunday, March 28, 1982, of injuries sustained in a one-car accident on Route 15 at Canada Road, Covington. Born Oct. 26, 1963 in Elmira, NY, he was the son of John and Linda Johnson Reidy, Sr. He was employed by Pudgies Pizza, Mansfield, and had attended Mansfield High School. Surviving are: his parents, John and Linda Reidy, Sr., of RD2 Mansfield; one sister, Aleisha, at home; paternal grandfather, Daniel J. Reidy; and maternal grandmother, Mrs. Idalene Richards, both of Elmira, NY; two aunts, Mrs. Paul [Sandra] Herbert and Mrs. Sharon Reidy, both of Elmira, NY; two uncles, Donald L. and Joseph Reidy, both of Elmira; two great-uncles, Donald A. Wilcox of Tyrone, NY, and Bert Wilcox of Elmira. The funeral was held at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, March 31, at Holy child Catholic Church, Mansfield, with Father Thomas Maloney, pastor, officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Friends were invited to call at the Kuhl Funeral Home, Mansfield, from 7-9 p.m. Tuesday. – Wellsboro Gazette, March 31, 1982
REIGHARD –MYRIAM REIGHARD FITCH of Belfast, ME, age 98, died Thursday, August 3, 2000 at the Harbor Hill Nursing Facility in Belfast, Maine. She was the widow of the late Dr. Lawrence M. Fitch of Elmira, New York. She is survived by her daughter; Nancy F. Leithauser of Louisville, Kentucky, and her son; Edward R. Fitch of Palermo, Maine; five grandchildren; Douglas R. Leithauser of Carmel, Indiana; James Leithauser of Westlake Village, California; Elizabeth F. MacAlpine of Sterling, Mass.; John E. Fitch of Woodway, Texas and Jeffrey D. Fitch of Temple, NH; and ten great-grandchildren. Gallant Funeral Home of Waterville, Maine is in charge of the arrangements. The body was cremated. Private graveside memorial services will be held at Woodlawn Memorial Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Memorials in her name may be made to the Arnot Ogden Hospital Student Fund, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
died Saturday morning, August 4, 2007 at Ashton Health Care, Athens, PA at the age of 74. Born on July 24, 1933 in Elmira, NY, Donald was the son of Hugh V. & Marian Lyon Remington. He enjoyed stamp collecting and the pleasures of a simple life. In serving his country, Don was an Air Force Veteran. Surviving is a loving family, a daughter, Denise Reynolds, Milwaukee, WI; brother, Richard Remington, Coral Springs, FL; aunt, June Cicora, Elmira. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Wednesday evening, August 8, 2007 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 8:15 p.m. with the Reverend Ted Richards officiating. Graveside services will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday in Woodlawn Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Remington.
MISS MABEL E. RENNELLS age 76 years formerly of Elmira Heights at Founders Pavilion, Corning, NY, Monday, August 28, 1972. Calling hours at the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home Wednesday 3 to 4 and 7 to 8 p.m. Funeral there Thursday 2 p.m. Rev. Clark Snyder. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by sister, Mrs. Ruth Coakley of Elmira Heights; brothers, Oscar Rennells of Elmira, James Rennells of Millport; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/29/1972
MR. OSCAR M. RENNELLS age 79 of Lower Maple Avenue, Elmira RD 2, Friday, November 23, 1979. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home Monday from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Tuesday at 1:330 p.m., Rev. Francis Lovell his son-in-law will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. It was Mr. Rennells request that flowers be omitted and that contributions be made to his wife for a suitable memorialization. He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Myrtle (Jenks) Rennells; daughter and son-in-law, Juanita and Francis Lovell of Momence, Ill.; son and daughter-in-law, Wesley and Alice Rennells of Phoenix, Ariz.; seven grandchildren; sister, Mrs. Ruth Coakley of Elmira, several nieces and nephews. He was a former employee of Remington Rand and an employee of Scientific Electric of Garfield, N.J. –Elmira Star Gazette
RENNIE RUTH TERWILLIGER
Age 95, formerly of 1830 Haines Terrace, Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, July 26, 2007, at Elcor Health Services, Horseheads. She was born on February 11, 1912, the daughter of the late William and Catherine Barr Rennie. Ruth was preceded in death by her first husband of 45 years, Frank W. Bianculli in 1976 and second husband of 14 years, Gerald W. Terwilliger in 1998; five sisters, Agnes Stuart, Beth Anderson, Wilma Bauman, Isabel Baker and Catherine (Kay) Marks; and brothers, Thomas Rennie, William S. Rennie. She is survived by stepdaughters, Ann (Warren) Wenzl and Sandra (Douglas) Parmerter; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; many kind nieces, nephews and friends; close and devoted friend, Jane Sheets. Ruth was a 55-year member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY. She was Past Matron of Loyal Chapter #265 OES, a member of Thursday Morning Musicales and Travel Club. She served as Secretary of the Chemung County Sanatorium from 1943 to 1954 and as Secretary to the Chemung County District Attorney from 1956 to 1968. Ruth enjoyed outdoor gardening and playing bridge with her many special friends. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Monday, July 30, 2007, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. with funeral services there at 1:00 p.m. Reverend Ross Raymond will officiate. Interment following in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. If desired, memorial donations may be made in Ruth's memory to the charity of your choice. Ruth's family would like to offer a special thanks for the excellent care given to Ruth while she was at Woodbrook and Elcor Health Services.
REPAIR - COREY
Opal M.Age 92 of Elmira Heights, NY went to be with God on Monday, December 24, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was a resident of Villa Serene since 1974 and recently of Elcor Health Services. Opal was born October 28, 1909 to Thomas and Artie Bell Repair in Parsons, WV. She married Daniel A. Corey, who survives her, on December 27, 1928 in Elmira, NY. She is also survived by her daughter, Beverly J. (Donald) Williams of Dryden, NY; son, D. Thomas (Marguerite) Corey of Elmira, NY; 3 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, sister; Christeen Goss of Parsons WV. Opal was predeceased by an infant son, a great granddaughter; a beloved grandson, D. Michael Bowen, one brother and two sisters. Opal will be sorely missed by her loving family and many friends. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. on Friday, December 28, 2001 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Friday at 6:00 PM. Rev. David Hayes will officiate. Interment will be at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice Inc. 11751 E. Corning Rd, Corning, NY, 14830.
Webb, Mrs. Frances (Reynolds) -87, 123 Partridge St, Saturday, Feb 9, 1946. Survived by sons, Charles of Seacliff, RI, Harry of West Palm Beach, Fla; brother, Fred Reynolds, Wellsboro, Pa.; grandson, Pvt. Merton Cole, Ft Benning, GA; several nieces and nephews. Body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 pm. Rev. John F Bellville. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Obituary: HANYEN, MRS. JENNIE E. REYNOLDS (SRGP 8658)
Mrs. Jennie E. Reynolds Hanyen, widow of C. B. Hanyen, died at her home in Rutland, Penna., on Thursday evening, March 29, 1923. Mrs. Hanyen was born in Sullivan, Penna., August 12, 1838, being the oldest daughter of Normal J. And Marie Argetsinger Reynolds. Her paternal ancestors came to Pennsylvania from Rutland, Vermont, and made a settlement about two miles from her late home; the settlers named it in honor of their Green Mountain home in Vermont. Her great-grandfather was one of the Green Mountain Boys, celebrated for their bravery in the Revelutionary war. Her mother’s ancestors came from Holland. Mrs. Hanyen went to Elmira, N.Y., to live when a young girl, and was educated in the Misses Thurston’s Private School for Girls. Her marriage to C. B. Hanyan, a prosperous merchant of Elmira, took place on February 18, 1863. They lived to celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary; Mr. Hanyen passing away the following September. For forty years Mrs. Hanyen had resided in Rutland, and during that time had endeared herself to a host of friends. Her beautiful christian life, so full of devoted service to her Master; so replete with kindly deeds for her friends; and so unselfishly and lovingly given to her family, will not soon be forgotten, but its influence will be felt for years. As long as strength would permit, she was an earnest, active worker in the Methodist church. For many years she taught a class of young ladies in the Sunday school. It was a source of great pleasure to her, at each succeeding Christmas time to receive messages of love from her Sunday school “girls” of long ago. Throughout her long live, Mrs. Hanyen had always enjoyed good health. Her death was caused by natural decline, and her passing out was quiet and peaceful. She is survived by two daughters, M. Louise Hanyen, at home; Mrs. Lewis M. Palmer, of Mansfield, Pa., and two sons, Attorney Fred C. Hanyen, of Scranton, Pa., and Prof. C. B. Hanyen, Jr., of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; also one sister and three brothers, Mrs. Celia Bronson and W. H. Reynolds of Rutland; John Reynolds and C. F. Reynolds, of Tioga Pa. The funeral services were held from the late home, Monday, April 2nd, conducted by Rev. C. D. Purdy, of Mansfield Methodist Church. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, N.Y. The pall bearers were T. J. White, E. G. Gregory, H. J. Bond, M. V. Benson, F. C. White, L. M. Palmer.
REYNOLDS - BOWERS, Mary Bailey
At age 91, formerly of Elmira, NY, recently of The Highlands of Pittsford, NY, died peacefully in her sleep on October 19th with her rosary in one hand and a picture of "her Bill" in the other. Mary Bailey was born May 8, 1918, the daughter of Sarah and James Reynolds. She is predeceased by her husband of 71 years, Bill; and her brother, John. Mary Bailey is survived by her son, Renny Bowers; daughters, Bailey Culhane and Sarah Adkins; son-in-law, Dr. John Adkins; seven grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, a niece and two nephews. As a young woman Mary Bailey was active in the Elmira Junior League and Arnot Ogden Hospital Women's Auxiliary. Later in life she became the owner and proprietor of West Side Wine & Spirits store, a venue from which she was able to see and enjoy her many friends. "Meals-on-Wheels", and facilitating cancer patient's contacts with their health care providers were activities that engaged Mary Bailey for several years, and provided her with the opportunity to give to others, an important need in her life. Her competitiveness found its outlet in tennis, a game she played with intensity and pleasure throughout her life, until just short of her 85th birthday. Mary Bailey's enduring and unconditional love for her husband, children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren was legendary among her many friends. A private memorial service will be held in Rochester at the convenience of the family, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery in the Spring. In lieu of flowers, donations in Mary Bailey's memory may be directed to "Meals-on-Wheels" or a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by Anthony Funeral Chapel, 585-244-0770. Published in Star-Gazette on October 22, 2009
MELVIN A. REYNOLDS, age 89, formerly of Glen Avenue, Saturday, May 21, 1988. A memorial service will be held Saturday July 23, 1988 at 9 a.m. in the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, 1058 W. Church St. Rev. Clinton Barlow will officiate. Burial was held in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter & son-in-law, Barbara R. & Robert Lucas of Latham, NY; grandson, Mark R. Lucas of Latham; brothers, Walter B. Reynolds of Elmira, and Frank B. Reynolds of Horseheads; several nieces, nephews, and his devoted friend Marion Lynch of Elmira. Mr. Reynolds was a dealer/manager/salesman for over forty years with James Manufacturing Company prior to working at the Steele Memorial Library. He was predeceased by his sister, Allene M. Kellogg in 1963, and his wife, Grace V. Reynolds in 1982. –Elmira Star Gazette.
REYNOLDS –MRS. SARAH G. BONHAM – At an early hour Sunday morning occurred the death of Mrs. Sarah G. Bonham at the home of her son-in-law, W. E. Tuttle in this village. About four weeks ago deceased was stricken with paralysis from which she did not rally. She was the daughter of Nathan G. Reynolds and was born in Big Flats September 10, 1822. She married David N. Bonham of that village September 7, 1842, her husband dying December 1, 1864. Two children were born to them Frances M., who married William E. Tuttle of Horseheads and Eloisa, Mrs. Tuttle died April 11, 1892, her three surviving children being now the only survivors of Mrs. Bonham; Mrs. T. Hulett Judson of Elmira and William E. Tuttle, Jr. and Arthur D. Tuttle of Westfield, N.J. After the death of Mr. Bonham on his farm in the town of Southport, Mrs. Bonham and her unmarried daughter moved to Elmira. In 1894 after death of her two children, Mrs. Bonham moved to this village, making her home with Mr. Tuttle. The late John A. Reynolds of Elmira was a brother. Mrs. Bonham was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, continuing her membership there after removing to this village. The funeral was held Tuesday morning, Rev. Arthur Dougall, pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Elmira, assisted by Rev. H. D. Cameron officiating. Interment in Woodlawn, Elmira. VanBuskirk Bros. had charge. –Chemung Valley Register 1/17/1907
RHOADES - HARVEY, LOIS RHOADES Lois R. Harvey, 73, of Galeton, Pa. Died Tuesday, Feb. 23, 1993, at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hospital, Wellsboro, Pa. Born April 23, 1919 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of Lafayette and Harriet Carr Rhoades. Preceding her in death was one son, Ralph, in 1973. Surviving are her husband Donald; one son, Howard of Horseheads, NY; two daughters Roberta Garris Thomas of Garner, NC and Patricia Harner of Pine City, NY; two brothers, William Rhoades of Casselberry, FL and Howard Rhoades of Elmira, NY; one sister Helen Rhoades Kazmark of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; 13 Grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren. Friends may call at the Brown Funeral Home, Galeton on Thursday, Feb. 25, from 5-7 pm. Services will be held there on Feb. 26 with Rev. Nancy Luce officiating. Burial will be made at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Galeton Ambulance Association.Submitted by Deana Thomas Kirsch (Roberta's Garris Thomas' daughter)
RHODES - PITTS
Marjorie J. Age 66 of Cheektowaga NY and formerly of Elmira, died Wednesday, November 23, 2005 in Cheektowaga. Marge was the daughter of the late Harold and Lucille (Cleveland) Rhodes. She was predeceased by her husband, Charles B. Pitts Jr. and daughter-in-law, Claire Navone Pitts. Marge is survived by son and daughter-in-law, James M. and Kathleen Pitts of Elmira; son Charles B. Pitts III of Cortland NY with children, David, Maria and Anthony Pitts; daughter and son-in-law, Rebecca L. and Michael A'Hearn of Canton MI with daughter, Kimberly A'Hearn; daughter, Linda A. Pitts of DePew NY with daughter, Elizabeth M. Reaves; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joanne and Peter A. Cambio of Cheektowaga, Betty J. and Joseph Bednarek of Chesterfield MI, Barbara and James "Barney" Moylan of Pine City; step-mother, Jane C. Rhoades of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Marge was a former employee of Paramount and Rossi Lanes. While in Buffalo she was employed by Chase Pitkin and Rite Aide. Marge was an avid bowler, loved to do crafts and loved her time with her family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, November 27, 2005 from 3:00 to 6:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, November 28, 2005 at 10:00 am in St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association, 1595 Elmwood Avenue, Rochester, New York 14620.
MR. OTTO S. RHODES age 100 of 768 Mt. Zoar, Elmira, Wednesday, April 11, 1984 at Broadacres Nursing Home, Wellsboro, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue. Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and committal services there Saturday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. Richard Northrop of Horseheads United Methodist Church officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by several nieces and nephews among whom are Henry and Geraldine Gray of Horseheads, Kathryn and John Flood of Elmira and Irene Bush of Burdette, NY. Otto was a toolmaker retired from Hilliard Corp. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/13/1984
ROLLS Franklin Walbridge Rolls "Frank"
Age 88, of Elmira, New York, died on Thursday, August 11, 2011, surrounded by his loving children and grandchildren, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Franklin was born on April 13, 1923, in Stonyfork, Pennsylvania, the son of the late Frank P. and Gladys Walbridge Rolls. He was predeceased by his wife of 65 years, Sally, and his sister, Betty Olin. Franklin is survived by his five children: Joseph T. Rolls, Elmira, NY; Daniel A. Rolls (Kathy) of Caseville, MI; Glenn R. Rolls (Mary Jane) of Elmira, NY; James F. Rolls (Debbie) of Elmira, NY; and Beth A. (Steven) Kuhl of Horseheads. Grandchildren: Traci Morgan, Heather (Aaron) Pishalski, Todd (Dawn) Huntley, Kelli (Bryan) Matheny, Geoffry Rolls, Eric (Joanne) Rolls, Shelly (Joseph) Long, Patrick (Monica) Rolls, Timothy (Kerri) Rolls, Kimberly Rolls, Garrison Kuhl and Evan Kuhl. Great-grandchildren: Tyler, Kaylee, Devon, Ryan, Jared H., Ethan, Miranda, Lowell, Clarice, Bentley, Jaxon, Caden, Alystiana, Mackenzie, Madeline, Jared W., Abigayle, Hailey and Hayden. He is also survived by his aunt, Martha Garrison, of Williamsport, PA, nephew, Charles (Nancy) Olin, niece, Donna Schnautz, along with their four children, and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Franklin's working career began at the Gorton Coy department store in downtown Elmira. He also worked for the Colgate-Palmolive Co., H. Strauss Co., Deister and Butler Jewelers and retired from Harold's Army/Navy Stores. He was proud to serve his country in World War II, stationed in Europe and Japan, where he ended his military career as Sgt. Major of the 386th Infantry, 97th Division. He continued to maintain contact with many of his Army friends over the years. Franklin was a volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, a past board member of the YMCA, member of the Lions Club and several other local community service organizations. Frank's greatest enjoyment in life was spending time with his family, summers at Keuka Lake, winters in Zephyrhills, Florida, gardening, refinishing and caning chairs, and getting together regularly with his friends ("the gang") for breakfast at Cozy Corner or dinner. His homemade ice cream was a special treat at family gatherings, and he also enjoyed sharing it with the residents and staff at CCNF when his wife resided there. Relatives and friends are invited to call at McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water St., Elmira, NY on Sunday, August 14, 2011 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Monday, August 15, 2011, at 10:00 p.m., followed by burial, with full military honors, at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arctic League, 249 W. Clinton St., Elmira, NY 14901 or North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901, would be appreciated. The family would like to express their gratitude to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, the home health care staff of the Bath VA Center, Fran Tarby and good neighbors Crystal, Eric and Andrea for all of the wonderful care and loving support they provided to him. Star Gazette – August 13, 2011