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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
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Do You Knowthat you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option. 


You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business. 

All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and  for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com) 

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

ROADS –GLADYS ME ROCKWELL, A longtime resident of the Southport community died very unexpectedly at St. Joseph’s Hospital on Thursday morning, December 18, 2003, at the age of 82.  Born here in Elmira on June 1, 1921, Gladys was the daughter of the late Edward and Laura King Roads.  She married J. Robert Rockwell on March 31, 1944 and he predeceased her on August 17, 1974.  Glayds was well known by the countless number of customers she served in her 40 years of employment at Moretti’s Restaurant.  Her interest included reading mystery novels, caring for her home and spending time with her loving family which survives her.  A daughter, Deborah Rockwell and her companion, Rich Gridley, Southport; sons, James R. “Skip” Rockwell and Clayton James “CJ” Rockwell, both of Bin Pine Key, FL; a grandson, John E. Rockwell, Rochester; a community of cherished friends and her pal “Bugzy” the cat.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Tuesday afternoon, December 23, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will follow the visitation in the funeral chapel at Caywood’s at 4 p.m., with Deacon George Welch officiating.  Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family’s convenience.  Memorials may be directed to the Chemung County SPCA, State Route 352, Elmira, NY, or the Tanglewood Nature Center, P.O. Box 117, Elmira, NY in her memory.  A special thank you to the staff of St. Joseph’s Hospital for the wonderful care you provided our mother throughout her illness.  May God Bless Each of You.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

ROBERTS - CURRY Mrs. Alice R., 86, wife of Eugene CURRY of 401 Broadway, died Friday afternoon, July 19, 1940. She leaves her husband; two daughters, Mrs. Mary E. Messing and Mrs. Edna Sturdevant of Elmira; seven grandchildren and six greatgrandchildren. The body is in the Davis funeral home where the funeral will be held at 2 p. m. Monday, the Rev. Paul E. Rickabaugh officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette. July 20, 1940. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

MAUDANNA ROBB MANLEY
Mrs. Maudonna Robb Manley, 94, of Orlando, FL, formerly of Troy, died January 7, 1990. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Canton and attended the Central Christian Church, Elmira. She is survived by a son, Charles E. Robb Jr. of Orlando; granddaughters, Diane R. Lee and Gail Bayne, both of Orlando; and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held January 11 at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with the Rev. George Durie officiating. (TGR, Thursday, January 18, 1989)

ROBBINS, Dr. A. F. The funeral of Dr. A. F. Robbins was held this morning at 11 o'clock at the home in Seeley Creek. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery in this city.

ROBBINS, Dr. Frank E. - Dr. Frank E. Robbins died Sunday night at 9:30 o'clock of an apoplectic seizure at the family home, 106 Elm Street. Dr. Robbins was fifty-eight years old and was a son of the late Dr. Robbins who was practicing physician at Seeley Creek for many years. Dr. Frank E. Robbins came to Elmira about 1885 and was employed in the former jewelry store of the late Edward H. Ayres at 114 West Water Street. He took up the study of optometry and the fitting of eye glasses. Later he started business for himself and had occupied offices in the Snyder Building on Main Street since 1912. He had practiced his profession since 1894 and had proved very successful in his business. Two years ago he admitted Harold B. Copeland as a firm member and Dr. Copeland will continue the business. The decedent had been a member of the Ivy Lodge F. & A.M. since 1898. He also was a member of Elmira Chapter, Royal Arch Masons; the St. Omer Commandery, Knights-Temlar and Cashmere Grotto. He also was a member of the Park Church, a director in the Elmira Mechanics Society, a former secretary of the Hilliard Clutch and Machinery Company and a charter member of the Elmira Rotary Club. Dr. Robbins is survived by his widow and his mother, Mrs. Lucinda Robbins. The funeral will be held at the family home at 2 p.m., the Rev. A. G. Cornwell to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

ROBBINS –MARTHA S. ROBERTSHAW age 90 of 1513 Fisherville Rd., Elmira, NY, Monday March 20, 1989.  She is survived by son and daughter-in-law, George C. (Bertha) Robertshaw of Elmira; 1 sister, Mrs. Lorraine Naylor of Beaver Dams; 2 sisters-in-law, Pearl Robbins of Erin, Genevieve Robbins of Elmira; 8 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held at the funeral home Thursday at 2 p.m.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  She was affiliated with the King’s Daughters Group.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/22-1989

CHARLES G. ROBERTSHAW of Fisherville, Elmira RD 1, Saturday, Oct. 4, 1958.  He was a veteran of World War I.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Martha Robertshaw; son, George of Fisherville; four grandchildren.  Body at the O’Dea Funeral Home.  Calling hours Monday 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Vincent Cooper.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Telegram 10/5/1958

ROBINSON - BLYSTONE, Bernice Mary (Robinson)
Longtime Elmira resident, Bernice Blystone, who saw the first telephone and the first automobile arrive in her native South Dakota, and drove a car from age 12 to age 92, died Sunday, May 6, in Amherst, MA. She was 102. She moved from New York City to Elmira in 1932 and in 1998 moved to Amherst, 3 years after the death of her husband of 66 years, M. Eugene Blystone. The daughter of one of Huron SD's pioneer businessmen, she received an Associate's degree from Monticello College, Alton, IL, in 1924 and a BS from Simmons College in Boston in 1927. She also attended the University of Nebraska and Huron College. She worked in Elmira for Hygeia Ice and was business manager for the construction firm of her husband, M. Eugene Blystone. She also taught in the Elmira school system. For most of their years in Elmira, the Blystones lived on Durland Ave. and finally on Demarest Pkwy. From 1959 to 1961, they lived in Vienna, Austria, where Eugene Blystone was a planning consultant for the International Atomic Energy Agency. Bernice took great pleasure in the cultural richness of Vienna and afterward fondly remembered those years. The Blystones were members of First Presbyterian Church where in 1957, Bernice and Esther Young (also recently turned 102) were the first women to be elected Trustees of the church. Known as "Benny" to her friends, she was active in Wednesday Morning Club. She is survived by her daughter, Louise Blystone Reilly and her husband, Frank of Amherst, MA; and son, Richard Blystone and his wife, Helle of London; seven grandchildren, Katherine Reilly LaPia of Exeter, NH, Timothy Reilly of Atlanta, Elizabeth Reilly Crotty of New York, and Anne Reilly Howard of Denver, John Blystone of London, Julia Blystone of San Francisco, Daniel Blystone of Chicago; and four great-grandchildren, Alexis and Emily LaPia, and Jackson and Lily Reilly. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. There will be a memorial service in Elmira at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations are encouraged to Capabilities, Inc, 1149 Sullivan St., 14901; First Presbyterian Church, 1054 W. Clinton St., 14905; the American Red Cross, 911 Stowell St., 14901.

ROBINSON –MRS. ELECTA H. DUNBAR, 46 of 902 Oak St. Saturday, Jane 12, 1963.  She was a member of the First Methodist Church.  Survived by husband, Gordon J. Dunbar Sr.; daughter, Mrs. Louise Turner of Horseheads; sons, Gordon J. Dunbar Jr. of Redbank, N.J., Richard D. Dunbar of Rochester; brothers, Francis Robinson of Elmira and John Robinson of Willseyville, N.Y.; sister, Mrs. Joan Schabazian of Van Etten; four grandchildren.  Body at Barrett Funeral Home.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Lullus D. Bell.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/13/1963

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ROBINSON Lucius- Death of the Distinguished Elmiran and Ex Governor - The Hon. Lucius Robinson died at his residence on Maple avenue at 12:55 o’clock Monday. For nearly a week his condition had been regarded as critical. There has been no hope of recovery since Friday night last, when it was evident that the disease from which he suffered, pneumonia, had a hold on him which could not be shaken off. The utmost skill of physicians, the most faithful nursing and the constant devotion of his children could avail only in rendering more comfortable and peaceful his departure. The rugged constitution Mr. Robinson possessed yielded very slowly to the disease and the end was delayed far beyond the time when it seemed it must come. Elmira’s most distinguished citizen has now lain down the cares and responsibilities of life and gone to the rest and reward of another world. Lucius Robinson was born at Windham, Greene county, November 4, 1810. He was therefore in his eighty-first year at the time of his death. He was the son of a farmer and received the best education that was afforded in the common schools and academies of that early time. His genealogy, by the way, is very interesting. His father was Eli Palmer Robinson, he the son of Reuben Robinson, Sr., he the son of Thomas Robinson, he the son of Peter Robinson whose father, Isaac Robinson, came to America in the pilgrim Mayflower. Isaac was the son of John Robinson, the famous pastor of Leyden church. Colonel Robinson’s young son, Lucius, represents, therefore, the ninth generation in direct descent, of this noted family. After leaving the Delaware academy at Delhi Mr. Robinson began the study of law under General Root and finished his studies with Amasa J. Parker in that village. He was admitted to the bar in 1832 and began practice at Catskill. He was born and reared a democrat and took a great interest in politics as soon as he entered professional life. His first vote was cast for Andrew Jackson for president and for Wm. L. Marcy for governor. In 1837 he was appointed district attorney of Greene county, which position he held three years when he removed to New York City and began practice there. In this he was very successful and in 1843 Governor Bouck appointed him master in chancery. Soon after he formed a partnership with the noted David Codwise, after whom his son, Col. D.C. Robinson, was named. Mr. Robinson was reappointed master in chancery in 1846 and held the office continuously until the adoption of the new constitution abolished the court of chancery in this state. During his entire stay in New York City Mr. Robinson, in addition to his law practice did a great deal of editorial work, principally on the New York Sun and Evening Post. He was a close friend of William Cullen Bryant and the friendship continued until severed by Mr. Bryant’s death, though their paths widely diverged after those days in the forties when they were so constantly associated together. In 1855 Mr. Robinson’s health was so enfeebled that it was believed he was permanently broken down. Physicians said he had consumption and advised him to leave New York and reside in some more healthful climate. Therefore he came to Elmira and built the house on Maple avenue where he has since resided when not in Albany engaged in official duties. He began practice here, although in a very careful and limited way at first, fearing the result of a strain upon his physical powers. His health, however, improved from the outset, and it was not long before he was regarded as a perfectly sound man with promise of long life. Soon after coming to Elmira the anti-slavery agitation began to assume a serious aspect. Mr. Robinson, as before stated, was a vigorous democrat, but he was an intense hater of the institution of slavery, and when the Missouri compromise was repealed he declared his indignant protest with great force and vehemence. His speeches about this time are said to have been of the most eloquent, impassioned and convincing character. He would not support the de3mocratic party in its favor towards slavery and hence, when the republicans nominated him for the assembly in 1859 with his previous knowledge or consultation, he decided that it was his duty to accept. The county was strongly democratic but he was elected over the regular democratic nominee by a large majority. He was re-elected in the following year and was a candidate for the speaker ship against DeWitt C. Littlejohn. The contest was a very spirited one and Mr. Littlejohn was successful. Mr. Robinson was therefore made chairman of ways and means or finance committee and was afterwards made chairman of the committee on federal relations. Both committees, as subsequent events proved, were of the greatest importance and in them Mr. Robinson did wonderful service of the utmost value to state and nation. There were three state conventions in the fall of 1861. The first, called a People’s convention, was held September 10th. It nominated Mr. Robinson for comptroller. The republican convention, held the next day also nominated Mr. Robinson. He was elected by a very large majority, in fact the largest ever given any candidate in the state up to that time, reaching the high figure of 108,201. During his term he became opposed to some of the measures put forward by the national government in regard to financial questions and thus there arose dissatisfaction with him on the part of certain leaders of the party. They refused to present his name for renomination for a second term. The democrats, with whose policy he was most in accord on these questions, gave him the nomination for comptroller on their ticket and urged his acceptance. After careful consideration he accepted and was re-elected by a majority of 29,637. He was the first comptroller who was elected for a second term. At the end of the second term he was again denominated by the democrats, but was defeated with the rest of the ticket. In the meantime Mr. Robinson was earnestly in favor of the union cause, the prosecution of the war and the extinction of slavery. Although he differed with the general administrative policy on financial questions, he rendered all the aid in his power to the government and was a great power in this state in raising troops, equipping them and forwarding them to the front. It was largely through his efforts that Elmira was made a military rendezvous. In this work he was known as “a war democrat” and “the war comptroller.” When the war was over, and the hated institution of slavery was abolished, it left Mr. Robinson where he was before the agitation took violent shape, in the democratic party. Mr. Robinson having thus retired from politics at the end of his second term as comptroller resumed practice and business relations again and was in all of them very successful. He became a trustee of the Mutual Life Insurance Company. He was first vice-president of the Erie railway under President Watson and during that gentleman’s absence in Europe, served as president of the company. In 1871 Governor Hoffman named him to be a member of the constitutional convention and the republican senate confirmed the nomination. In 1875 Mr. Robinson’s retirement from politics was broken in upon by his nomination by the democratic party for comptroller and once more he was elected to that office. The next year he was placed at the head of the ticket for governor and was elected. During his administration he became involved in political antagonisms within the party, and when he was denominated in 1879 there was a factional fight precipitated which led to the nomination of a second ticket with John Kelly, the Tammany leader, as candidate for governor. The democracy was defeated and Mr. Cornell was elected governor. Having then reached his seventieth year Mr. Robinson decided that his retirement from political life should be coincident  with his retirement from active labor in professional and business life. He has since that time lived in quiet at his charming home in this city. There, surrounded by devoted children and grandchildren he has spent the years happily and contentedly. His books have been his companions also and though of late years his eyesight has been dim, his enjoyment of the newspapers and of current literature, by the loving labors of his devoted daughter, Miss Nellie Robinson, has not been allowed to be lessened. With memory richly stored, with mind alert and active, with a keen sense of humor and with genial disposition, Governor Robinson has always been a delightful conversationalist, and those who have been so fortunate as to listen to him in these last years of his life have greatly enjoyed his criticisms of current politics, his reviews of the past and his pictures of old time colleagues in literary, legal and official life. Governor Robinson’s domestic relations were always of the most delightful and tender character. His affection for his family and his devotion to them were marked and sincere. They in turn reciprocated to the full in these respects. The first wife and mother of the children was Miss Eunice Osborn of Windham, Greene county, whom Mr. Robinson married in 1833. Three children were born to them, of whom two, Miss Nellie Robinson and Colonel D.C. Robinson, are living and are held in the highest esteem by the people of this city. The third child, a daughter, Aurelia, died in Albany. Mrs. Robinson also died in that city and in the same room of the Delavan house. In 1864 Mr. Robinson was married to Mrs. James D. Burt, who died eight years afterward. No children were born during their life together. James D. Burt, a prominent citizen of Elmira, is a son of Mrs. Robinson’s first union. Col. D.C. Robinson was married sixteen years ago to Miss Emma DeVoe of this city and the home life of the two families under one roof has always been of the most pleasant and model character. - Elmira Weekly Advertiser, March 27, 1891
 
 

ROBINSON Richard L. "Dick" Of Lindley, NY, was born September 27, 1933 in San Diego, CA, the son of the late William Alfred and Mary Emma (Chatfield) Robinson, died on Sunday, April 23, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 72. His sister, Mary Charlotte; and son, James D. Robinson predeceased him. "Dick," as he was affectionately known, is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 52 years, Shirley A. (Drake) Robinson of Lindley, NY; beloved children, Richard L. (Dawn) Robinson of Gainesville, FL, Robert G. (Paula) Robinson of Lindley, NY, William A. (Linda) Robinson of Syracuse, NY; grandchildren, Melissa, Matthew, Justina, Christina, Jamie, Kristi, Jodi, Stephanie, Eddie Jr., Jeff, Jimmy, Jakob, Tommy, Matthew, Kelly, Heather and Katie; great-grandchildren, Dominick, Ariana, Brooke and Katie; siblings, William (Josephine) Seth of Ogdensburg, NY, Sue (Danny) Backus of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. "Dick" graduated from LaJolla High School in San Diego, CA. He then enlisted in the U.S. Navy and proudly served his country from 1953 to 1957 during the Korean War. He was a dedicated employee of Elmira Heat Treat for 25 years and then owned and operated Robby's Marina in Ogdensburg, NY, for the past 18 years. "Dick" was an avid sportsman and enjoyed hunting, fishing and woodworking. He held a patent on the "weed eliminator," was an inventor extraordinaire and an entrepreneur in the truest sense of the word. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Wednesday, April 26, 2006, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral Services celebrating his life and honoring his memory will take place following the visitation (5:00 p.m.). The Reverend Dave Sullivan will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery

 

CLINT J. (FREEMAN) ROCKHILL, age 25 of Horseheads, NY. He was born August 30, 1989 in Elmira, NY son of David and Linda (Todzia) Freeman and passed away Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA after a long and courageous battle with non Hodgkin,s lymphoma. He was predeceased by his mother, Linda (Freeman) Todzia in 2011 and is survived by his wife Staci; daughter Lillyanna; father, David (Janice) Freeman of Millport; beloved sister Trisha (Jeremy) Kohan of Elmira; maternal grandparents Charlotte and Carl Todzia of Erin; paternal grandparents, David (Ursula Davis) Freeman, Sr. of Millport; several aunts, uncles, niece, nephew, cousins and many friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, January 6th from 11 am to 1 p.m. His funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Rev. Donald Paul will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers donations are gratefully accepted. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/3/2014

 

 

 

ALMA LOUISE ROCKWELL, 17, died at the family home, 1841 Davis Street, Sunday at 3:15 a.m. following a lingering illness.  She was a member of the Epworth M. E. Church and a highly respected instructor of one of the primary Sunday school classes at the church.  She is survived by her brother, Carl Wismere of Kane, Pa. and her uncle and aunt. Mr. and Mrs. Fay Rockwell of Elmira.  Funeral services will be held at the home Tuesday at 2:30 p.m.  the Rev. P. H. Riegel officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira paper 1912

DONALD L. ROCKWELL, a resident of Pine City, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday morning, March 13, 2005 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester at the age of 49 following moths of a courageous battle with Hepatitis A.  Surviving are those who cherish his memory and friendship, his children, Karen Rockwell and her friend, Michael Mower, Elmira; Jennifer Rockwell and her friend, Thomas Pushick, Pittsburgh, PA; Michael Rockwell and Catherine Rockwell both at home in Pine City; along with their mother, Diana Rockwell; Don’s parents, the Reverend Donald & Jane Austin Rockwell, Pine City; sisters, Sharon Rockwell, Pine City, Mary & Paul Balmer, Midland, NC; brothers, Thomas & Terri Rockwell Pine City; Mark & Jill Rockwell, Pine City, Nieces and nephews, Jason Balmer, Kellie & Brandon Goyette, Ashley Balmer, Ryan Balmer, Joseph, Kristin, Kaitlin, Jalyn, Torin and Kalie Rockwell; a great nephew, Collin Goyette; a host of aunts, uncles, cousins and a community of friends.  Born on October 28, 1955 in Elmira, Don was the son of Donald D. & Jane M. Austin Rockwell.  He was a longtime active member of the Fassett Baptist Church, Fassett, PA.  Don was Manager of Product Engineering for M.T. Pictured Display Devices, formerly Toshiba, Horseheads, NY.  He was very active in Six Sigma Training, a managerial tool used in improving management skills, as a student and teacher.  Because of his strong beliefs in higher education he received degrees from Corning Community College, Empire State College, Cornell University, University of Wisconsin and San Diego State University and was currently taking graduate courses at Eastern Michigan University.  He was previously employed by Acme Markets, Inc. for 20 years.  Don loved traveling the world and his travel goals were to visit all 50 states by age 50 and did so except for Alaska and Hawaii.  To visit all 7 continents by age 70 and did so except for Africa, Australia and Antarctica.  He had a great interest in photography, geography, family gatherings, camping, playing volleyball, New York City, New York State, the Buffalo Bills and Jim Kelly, the New York Mets and Howard Johnson, Andy Griffith Shows, Zoo’s, lighthouses, the Crystal Cathedral in CA where he attended worship services many times.  Family and friends will be received at Caywood’s Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, March 16, 2005 between the hours of 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. and again on Thursday morning from 10-11a.m.  Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m. with the Reverend Dr. Clayton Woodbury and the Reverend A. John Ford co-officiating.  Graveside committal services will follow in the Rockwell Family plot at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Memorials may be directed in Don’s memory to the Donald L. Rockwell Children’s Trust Fund.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

ROCKWELL - Local News) Gamage Rockwell, whose health has been impaired for some time, expired Tuesday morning at his home in Elmira. Mr. Rockwell was a native of West Burlington and a brother of Delos, Willard and Irvine Rockwell and Mrs. Colton Dickinson. He was 59 and moved to Elmira about 20 years ago. He was a man of sterling character and a consistent member of the Methodist church. His wife survives and four daughters—Mrs. Helen Evans, Mrs. Martha Burley, and Mrs. Mildred Peck, all of Elmira, and Mrs. Alice Harper of Williamsport. The funeral will be in Elmira at 1 Friday from the home, and internment will be in Woodlawn. TGR 1922

ROCKWELL - Hosea Hunt Rockwell, the dean of Elmira Lawyers, died Friday morning at 3:15 o'clock. He had suffered a heart attack December 3 [1918], but rallied and had been about his home since that date, in charge of his physician and a nurse. He had shown considerable improvement. At 3 o'clock Friday morning the nurse visited his room, when he appeared to be sleeping naturally. At 3:15 o'clock death had resulted unexpectedly, as the result of a heart seizure. The decedent is survived by his daughter, Miss Rena Rockwell, a teacher at the Elmira Academy; a niece, Miss Edna Mulford, who made her home at the Rockwell residence; two brothers, Joseph Rockwell of Lawrenceville, and John Rockwell of Webster, Wis., and four sisters, Mrs. C.H. Blanchard of Tioga, Mrs. Chas. Seeley of Lawrenceville, Mrs. Robert Clark of Santa Paula, Calif., and Mrs. George Mitchell of Warren. In the winter 1959-60 he came to Elmira, his first occupation being the driving of a milk wagon, but this employment was only temporary. He was intensely interested in the presidential campaign of 1860, although not old enough to vote. In the fall of that year he became bookkeeper for the firm of Stuart & Ufford, prominent merchants, but in the spring of 1861, when the war broke out, at the first war meeting in the village held in Concert hall, he was the third man to enlist in the organization that afterwards became the 23rd Regiment. He served for the full term of his enlistment as private. For five years after his return from the front, Mr. Rockwell was engaged in clerking in the express business, and in teaching in the neighborhood of his old home. All this time his attention had been drawn toward the practice of law, and he had pursued his studies toward that end as he was able. - Wellsboro Agitator, December 18, 1918  [Note- Born 31 May 1840 Lawrenceville, Tioga County PA]

REUBEN R. ROCKWELL died this morning at 12:30 o’clock at the home of his daughter, Mrs. George Darrow, 646 Dubois Street after an extended illness.  The decedent was seventy-eight years old and was a veteran of the Civil War.  He served as a corporal in Company G. 188th New York Volunteer Infantry and was a member of the Baldwin Post No. 6, G.A.R.  The decedent is survived by his widow; three daughters, Mrs. George Darrow, Mrs. H. S. Montgomery, Mrs. James McInroy, all of Elmira.  The fuller will be held at the home Saturday at 2 o’clock.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Gazette, Vo. 17, No. 122, Thursday evening, Nov. 22, 1923

ROCKWELL –VIRGINIA MAE (ROCKWELL) DECKER, age 62, of Chestnut Drive, Horseheads, died unexpectedly on Saturday, March 15, 2003. She was predeceased by her husband of 41 years, Raymond N. Decker on July 18, 2001.  Her surviving family includes her sons and daughter; Raymond (Valerie) Decker of Horseheads, NY, Terry Decker of Elmira Heights, NY and Mary Decker of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Sallee, Kellee, Jacob and Brandon Decker; great-granddaughter, Naporshyaa Lee; brothers, Wesley (Marilyn) Rockwell, of Millport, NY and James (Mary) Rockwell of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Grace Rockwell of Odessa, NY; and several nieces and nephews.  She was also predeceased by her sister, Geraldine Rockwell; and brother, Thomas Rockwell.  Virginia was a loving and devoted mother and grandmother who was dedicated to caring for her family.  She enjoyed cooking special meals and was a member of the K-9 Club.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, March 18, 2003, from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.  Her funeral service will take place at the funeral home on Wednesday, March 19, 2003 at 10 a.m. with the Rev. Mari Rockwell officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the K-9 Obedience Club of Elmira, PO Box 1262, Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

ROE ETHEL
Ethel Roe, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Walter A. Roe, died at the family home, 202 Tuttle avenue, Saturday, at 2 p. m.  A prayer service was held today at 3 p.m. at the home.  The Rev. Hugh Kane of the Elmwood Avenue Baptist Church of Elmira Heights officiated.  Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 7, Monday, 11 February 1918)

ROE GLENN WALTER
Glenn Walter Roe, 60, of West Bloomfield, N. Y. Wednesday, Sept. 26, 1956.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Mary Roe; daughters, Mrs. Edith Kintz of West Bloomfield, Mrs. David Hutchinson of Virginia, Mrs. Royal Herrick of Rochester, Mrs. Angelo Cardone of Elmira, Mrs. Samuel Montarella of Rochester; sons, Walter A. Roe, Jr., with U. S. Army in Japan, Warren of Cayuta, Wesley of Horseheads; sisters, Mrs. Goldie Crain of Horseheads, Mrs. Hazel Taylor and Mrs. Mildred Stevens, both of Elmira Heights, Mrs. Beatrice Addley of Elmira; brothers, Corwin Roe of Elmira Heights, Leon of Breesport; 19 grandchildren.  Funeral Saturday, 11 a. m. at Marton M. Kays Funeral Home, Honeoye Falls, N. Y.  Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira, at 3:30 p.m.  (Elmira Star Gazette, Page 33, Thursday, 27 September 1956)

 

ROFF Willadene Liddick

Of Elmira, NY was born December 21, 1920 in Lawrenceville, PA, the daughter of the late Willard and Violet (Fern) Roff, died on Thursday, October 11, 2012, at the age of 91. Mrs. Liddick's wishes were for no services to be held. She was preceded by her husband, Howard H. Liddick in April of 1964 and her daughter, Carol A. Liddick. Willadene is survived by children, Gary H. (Darlene) Liddick of Fox Island, WA, Brenda (Herb) Wild of Elmira, NY; her sisters, Barbara Nail of Horseheads, NY and Beverly (Dick) McColm; one brother, Willard aka Junior, (Shirley) Roff; and loving in-laws, Florence and Gerald Brown of Macungie, PA. Mrs. Liddick is also survived by eight grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren, and six great-great-grandchildren. Mrs. Liddick is remembered as a kind, sensitive woman with the even contrast of thick-skinned toughness. Even until her last breath, she fought for the ending she wanted, passing away at home still talking to her granddaughter, Brianne Liddick of Elmira, NY, her primary care-taker for many years. Because of this, Willadene had the special and unique opportunity of her great-granddaughter, Cameron Jennings' presence and special love for three years. Willadene is already deeply missed by all her friends and family and will be remembered for many years to come. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – October 14, 2012 

 

ROGERS Charles H.
Age 86, of 635 Stacia Drive, Elmira, formerly of Seaview Ave. Rochester, N.Y. Thursday, Oct. 9, 1975 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home. Saturday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 P.M. Funeral and committal service there Sunday at 1:30 P.M. Rev. Everett Kauffman. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughters Mrs. Ardelle (Ruth) Clark of Elmira, Mrs. Eleanor Hull of Rochester, N.Y.; son, James Rogers of Lakewood, California; 11 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, four great great grandchildren. Several nieces and nephews.  Elmira Star-Gazette, Friday October 10, 1975.  Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder
 
ROGERS Edward E

Heights man dies – Edward E. Rogers, 89, of 174 McConnell Ave., Elmira Heights, was pronounced dead on arrival at 3 Sunday afternoon at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital after he had breathing difficulty at his home.  Mr. Rogers was given oxygen for about 12 minutes by Elmira Heights firemen before he was removed to the hospital in an Erway ambulance.
 

Rogers, Edward E

Age 89, of 174 McConnell Ave., Elmira Heights, Sunday, June 6, 1965.  Body at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home where friends may call Monday 7 to 9 and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by sons, Glenn of Erin and Harold of Horseheads; daughter, Mrs. Orville Colony of Elmira Heights; sister, Mrs. Cora Starkey of Michigan; six grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren.  He was a retired employee of International Harvester Company. (Edward E. Rogers (d.o.b. 2/9/1876 in Pinckey, Lancing Michigan, Livingston County, MI, USA; d.o.d. 6/6/1965 Elmira, NY, at Arnot-Ogden Hospital).   Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery. My husband visited there in the 1970s and said there were a lot of military burials there. His wife, my husband Glenn's grandmother, was: Iva Amelia (Winans) Rogers who died about 1944 in Elmira Heights where they lived and is said to be buried in Elmira, I would assume with her husband Edward Rogers in Woodlawn.  Her d.o.b. was 9/12/1884 and died about 1944.  She was born in Lebanon,Clinton County, MI, USA  Submitted by Susan Rogers)
 
ROGERS Harry Clark
Formerly of Coldbrook Drive, Elmira, NY Age 92 died Wednesday, May 9, 2001 at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Surviving are; son-in-law, Pastor William Benedict of Greenville, TN; grandchildren, Mark R. Benedict of Florida, Meghan E. Benedict of Georgia; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his first wife, Jane Rogers; second wife, A. Margaret Rogers; a daughter, Margaret Benedict and his siblings. Harry was employed as a Store Manager with Meyers Auto Parts Stores in Elmira. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Lodge No. 62 Elmira. It was Harry's request there there be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held Monday, May 14, 2001 at 2:00 PM at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira with his son-in-law, Pastor William Benedict officiating. those who are attending the service are asked to enter the cemetery from the Bancroft Rd. entrance. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations be made in Harry's name to a charity or organization of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.

ROGERS, John B., late of 1126 Lake St., died Monday at 11:30 p. m. Mr. ROGERS was injured by an automobile in 1925 and had since then been an invalid. The past three years he had been in an irresponsible condition as a result of the injury. Mr. ROGERS is survived by his widow, Mrs. Rena M. Rogers, two sons, John Carlton of Buffalo, Willis S. at home; his step-mother, Mrs. S. B. Rogers; two half-sisters, Mrs. Hugh M. Tilroe of Syracuse, Miss E. Grace ROGERS of Elmira; a half-brother, Fred H. ROGERS of Elmira, three grandchildren. Mr. ROGERS was a member of the first M. E. Church. Funeral will be held in the home Thursday at 2 p. m. The Rev. W. H. English will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. April 4, 1934 Elmira Advertiser. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

ROGERS NELLIE M. JACKSON
Nellie M. - Age 87, of Elmira, died at her home on Monday, May 7, 2007. Nellie was born February 27, 1920, the daughter of George O. and Ruth Polhamus Rogers. She is predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 64 years, Richard A. Jackson, Sr., brothers, George T. and Merritt D. Rogers, grandchildren, Patty Ann, Valentine and Angela, great-grandchildren, Ronald Jackson III and Michael Boynton, and son-in-law, William J. McMurray. Nellie is survived by her children, with their spouses, Richard A. and Kathleen Jackson of Warner Robins, GA, Russell G. and Carole Jackson of Channelview, TX, Robert G. and Darlene Jackson, of Hebron, IL, Ronald D. and Patricia Jackson of Salem, WI, and Madeline Jackson McMurray of Elmira. Also surviving are sister-in-law, Marilyn Rogers of Elmira; 23 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Nellie had many jobs throughout her life. Her most enjoyable job was with Elmira College, where she worked for many years. Nellie loved to crochet, dance and was self-taught on the organ. Just like her husband, Nellie gave so much of herself, always thinking of the other person, never herself. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, May 10, 2007 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at 6:15 p.m., with Pastor Ellie Haber officiating. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Nellie's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. "You were a wonderful mom and will be missed tremendously."

ROGERS R. Brian
Age 51, of Elmira, died very unexpectedly on Thursday, September 24, 2009. Brian was born November 12, 1957, son of the late Stanley "Packy" and Helen Carroll Rogers. He is survived by his children, Greggory B., Megan E. and Molly K. Rogers, all of Elmira; fiancée and soul-mate, Linn Redder of Elmira; sisters and brother-in-law, Carroll R. and William Stamp, Mary Patricia Arnold, all of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, James F. and Terry Rogers of Lewis Center, OH; step-daughters, Katie Silata and Teresa Muccigrosso, both of Elmira, along with their children who called Brian, "Papa B." Also surviving are many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, cousins; and faithful canine companion "O'Mally". Brian was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy where he was an outstanding athlete, playing football, basketball, and baseball. He was a member of the EFA Sports Hall of Fame. Brian continued his education at Corning Community College. He was employed by Seneca Beverage for 33 years. Brian loved a good game of golf, fishing, and cooking. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 27, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held there Monday, September 28, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a 10:00 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Patrick's Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Brian through donations to his children's education fund….Rogers Education Fund, c/o Mary Patricia Arnold, 512 Logan Street, Elmira NY 14901.  Published in Star-Gazette from September 25 to 26, 2009

ROGERS - Clark, Ruth H. age 92, of Plant City FL, formerly of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, December 26, 2004. She is survived by her daughters, Dorothy Knapp, Beverly Martin June Austin,Mary (Bob) Redder, and Sharon (Larry) Hackett; sons, Larry Clark, Ardelle Clark Jr.; daughter-in-law, Melva Clark; 52 grandchildren, 64 great-grandchildren; 23 great-great-grandchildren; brother, James B. Rogers; two sisters-in-law; one brother-in-law; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Ardelle Clark Sr. in December 1983; sister, Eleanor Hull in April 1990; and her son, Richard Clark in November 2000. Ruth was a member of the Keith Miller Auxillary #6595 VFW of Rochester, NY. In life she tended to her garden and her family with love. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 30, 2004, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:00 p.m., with Funeral and Commital Service immediately following at 8:00 p.m. The Rev. Albert Craig will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Elmira Star-Gazette 12/29/2004.  Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder

SHERMAN M. ROGERS of 120 E. Water St. Monday, Sept. 6, 1954.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Ethel Mae Rogers; daughter, Mrs. Anna Mae Norton; sisters, Miss Eva Rogers and Mrs. Nellie Hill all of Elmira.  Body at Davis Funeral Home where friends may call.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Alfred P. Coman.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1954

ROGERS - William Henry Rogers died at the late home, 507 East Water Street, Saturday morning at 11:30 o'clock, aged 57 years. Besides his widow, he is survived by one son, Charles, and three daughters, Mrs. John F. Hazzard, Mrs. Roland Burbank and Miss Lucilla Rogers, all of Elmira, one brother, Emory Rogers of Groton. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. II A. Depfer will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Elmira Advertizer, Monday Morning February 7, 1910. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder

ROHR - AUSTIN
Ethel M. Age 72, of Roe Avenue died Tuesday, January 8, 2002 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Ethel was born April 28, 1929 in Dunkirk, NY, daughter of the late Harold and Helen (Young) Rohr. She was a graduate of Thomas Edison High School and retired from Capabilities where she worked as a supervisor. Survivors include a son, Rick (Debra) Austin of Rochester; a daughter, Connie (Jerry) Tice of Oklahoma; a brother, Richard Rohr of Tennessee; a sister, Blanche Dougherty of Florida; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Her daughter, Vickie Kozak predeceased Ethel. bf Family and friends are invited to call from 7 to 9 PM Sunday, January 13th at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held 11 AM Monday, January 14th at the funeral home with Rev. Mark Blankenship officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.

John F. ROLFE of Hartford, Conn, formerly of Elmira. Funeral was held Tuesday at 3 p.m. in Christ Church Cathedral, Hartford. The body was brought to Elmira for burial, the funeral party arriving today at 8:35 a.m. on the Lackawanna Railroad. Service was in Woodlawn Chapel today at 11 a.m. Woodlawn Cemetery. Bearers were: Thomas J., Hart, Edwin S. Undersell Jr., W. Allen Underhill, Guy W. Cheney and John H Doherty, all of Corning;
Frank E. Tripp and John T. Calkins of Elmira, and Edwin M. Waterbury of Oswego, formerly of Corning. Submitted by Diane Land CrafDy1954@comcast.net

ROLLER - FREDERICK, Martha R.
Hanover - Martha Jane (Roller) Frederick, 86, died at Hanover Hospital early Thursday, July 3, 2008, after a short illness. She was the wife of the late Walter E. Frederick. She was born on May 21, 1922 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of Clarence W. and Zella McEwen Roller of Binghamton, NY. Martha graduated from Binghamton Central High School, NY, in 1940 and Syracuse University School of Nursing with an RN degree in 1943. She continued on with her education by going to Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio to achieve her certification in public health nursing. From the 1950s through the 1970s, she was employed as a public health nurse in Onondaga and Chemung Counties in New York State. She enjoyed playing the piano and received multiple awards for her talents as a young adult. She also enjoyed gardening, sewing, and quilting. Martha and her husband, Walter, raised their family in Elmira, NY. The couple moved to Port Orange, FL for their retirement years. After the death of Walter in 1988, Martha moved to Hanover, PA to be closer to her family. After her move to Hanover, Martha was a member of AARP, the YWCA, the YMCA, and Trinity United Church of Christ on York Street. Also, Martha volunteered at the Hanover Public Library. She is survived by her son, Carl D., and daughter-in-law, Rosalind L. Frederick of Elk Grove, CA; daughter, Anne F., and son-in-law, John J. Quashnoc of Hanover, PA; granddaughter, Sarah Q. and husband, Richard Carter of Littlestown, PA; and granddaughter, Rachel Quashnoc of Hanover, PA. Cremation will be arranged by Panebaker Funeral Home, Hanover, PA. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations in Martha's name may be made to the Salvation Army.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/4/2008.
 
 

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
 
 

RORICK Henry
71, of 743 Robinson St., Tuesday, April 22, 1958. He was a member of Elmira Fire Department, communicant of St. Peter & Paul’s Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Evelyn Rorick; daughter, Mrs. Francis R. Conklin of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Lena M. Baird & Mrs. Earle Andrews, both of Elmira, Mrs. Florence McCarthy of Rochester, Mrs. Hazel Codger of Corning; brother, Walter Rorick of Elmira; five grandchildren, Body at Hughes Funeral Home. Calling hours: tonight 7 to 10, Thursday 2 to 5, 7 to 10 p.m. Prayer service there Friday at 8:15 a.m., Requiem High Mass at 9 in St. Peter & Paul’s Church. - Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY.
 
 

RORICK, Mrs. Lena May Baird of 711 S. Main St., Thursday, April 16, 1959. Survived by sons, Robert Baird of Crete, Ill., & Clifford of Elmira; eight grandchildren; sisters, Mrs. Harry Coger of Corning, Mrs. John McCarthy of Rochester & Mrs. Earl Andrews of Pine City; brother Walter Rorick of Elmira. Body at Olthof Funeral Home. Calling hours: today 7 to 9 p.m. Friday 2 to 4 & 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 1:30 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira N.Y. - Elmira Star-Gazette. (Note) It was incorrectly reported as Forest Lawn Memorial Park.
 
 

ROSKEY - WILLIAMS
Marilyn M. Age 60, of Elmira, died Saturday, June 4, 2005, after a lengthy illness. Marilyn was generous and kind, always putting family and friends first. Survived by children, Jeanne Stauffer, Victor White, Matthew White, all of Lancaster, PA, and Frank Williams of Elmira, NY; parents, Alex and Mable Rosky of Lawrenceville, PA; brother, Andrew Rosky, Marietta, GA; half brothers, John, Ricky, Conrad and Dan Bachert; step brother, Bob Brewer; sisters, Sharon Saxton, Cortland, NY, Rosetta Learn, Elkland, PA;  grandchildren: Austin Joseph White and Janna Mareen White. Predeceased by her father, John L. Bachert; brothers, John A. Bachert and Stephen L. Bachert; and husband, Edward Williams. Marilyn graduated from Elmira Free Academy, Member of Riverside Methodist Church, had many hobbies including a Doll Collection and many arts and crafts. Marilyn retired after 19 years of employment at Chemung County Federal Employees Federal Credit Union and also employed at the Arcadia Estates Winery. Relatives and Friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, Wednesday, June 8th, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral Services there Thursday, June 9, at 10 a.m. Rev. Donald Hoff officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
 
 

ROSS Shirley Ellis

Age 73 of Elmira, NY. She was born March 28, 1938 in Williamsport, PA, daughter of the late Henry and Priscilla (Styles) Ross and died Monday, June 6, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden medical Center. She is survived by her sons Luke and Jeffrey Moss; daughters Terrace Johnson and Ravan Peppers' grandchildren Jyniah, Tatyahna, Anthon, Joey, Sara and Tacara; brothers James Lee Ross of York, PA, Melvin D. Ross of Binghamton, NY and William A. Ross of Elmira; sister Julia M. Hooks of Elmira along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Ellis retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, June 10th from 10 am to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Michael Bell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – June 8, 2011
 
 

ROSSI - MARSHALL,  Maryann T. (Rossi)
Of Magee Street - Was born October 27, 1941 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John "Jack" and Marie (Cerio) Rossi died peacefully Monday, March 16, 2009 at her home surrounded by her loving and devoted family at the age of 67. She married Leslie E. "John" Marshall, May 25, 1961 in Elmira. Her survivors include: loving husband of 48 years, John; beloved children, Debra L. (Randy) Marsh of Elmira, NY; James A. (Monica) Marshall of Wellsburg, NY; Lesley A. (John P.) Knapp of Elmira, NY; John S. (Kristen Pauline) Marshall of Horseheads, NY; much loved grandchildren, Ryan Marsh (fiancée Katrina Plate), Sean Marsh, Blake Marshall, Nicole Graham, Amanda Graham, Amanda Knapp (fiancée Caleb Drake), Allison Knapp, Ashley Knapp and Emily Marshall; sister, Jacqueline (Rudolph) Parker of Elmira Heights, NY; nieces, Shannon (Randy) Moore and Kelly Cogswell; along with great nieces, Samantha and Ayla Cogswell; great nephews, Brandon Parker and Bryon Champagne. Maryann was a former communicant St. Anthony's/St. Patrick's Churches. She was a former employee of the A&P Plant in Horseheads and retired from the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after several years of dedicated service. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, March 19, 2009 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Her son-in-law, John will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 in her memory.  THANK YOU
The Marshall family wishes to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to Dr. Muuse and the staff at the Falck Cancer Center as well as the staff at Southern Tier Hospice for the outstanding compassion and care given to Maryann.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/18/2009

GLENN U. ROTHERMEL
Glenn U. Rothermel, Elmira, NY died Saturday, March 12, 1994 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Glenn was a professional engineer, retired as a supervising engineer from American Bridge after 42 years of service and was a member of the Elmira Little Theater. He is survived by his wife, Betty (Sweeley) Rothermel; son, William T. (Sonia) Rothermel of Laguna Niguel, CA; two grandsons; brother, Daniel (Jean) Rothermel of Fairlawn, NJ; sister, Shirley Brady of Sunbury, PA; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. William Sweeley of Roseville, PA; several nieces and nephews. Glenn was predeceased by a son, Randall, in 1974. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY, on March 16 with the Rev. James Bellamy officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make contributions to the Southern Tier Heart Association, 530 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14905. (TGR, Thursday, March 17, 1994)

ROUSH
Jean Age 71, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, May 5, 2005, at the Bethany Manor in Horseheads, NY. Jean was born in Elmira, daughter of late
Joseph and Lena (Longo) Roush. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, May 9, 2005, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.

ROY - Cora L. Roy- Cora Louise Roy, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred Roy of the Town of Southport, near Bulkhead, died this morning at 8 o'clock of scarlet fever, aged eleven years. She was a girl of pleasing personality and was a favorite among her young associates and many friends. The descendent is survived by her parents, a sister, Mrs. Earl Peterson, a brother, Lewis Roy. She was a member of the South Presbyterian Church Sunday School. The funeral, which will be strictly private, will be held Thursday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. H.A. Depfer to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

ROY –IRENE M. OWENS, 78, Gillett, PA, died very unexpectedly on January 2, 2006 at Troy Community Hospital.  Born on June 19, 1927 in Gillett, she was the daughter of the late Leman and Lodema (Avery) Roy.  Surviving are her husband, Oliver Owens, Gillett; loving daughters, Darlene Austin, Gillett and Dianne Gobrick, Mesilla Park, NM; stepchildren, William (Kathy)  Owens, Elmira Heights and Deonne (Richard Schwartz, Wellesley, MA; sister, Virginia (Eugene Sterling, DeSoto, KS; grandchildren, Thomas Austin, Sabrina Austin and Billy Jo Burdick; several great-grandchildren; several step-grandchildren.  She was dearly loved and cherished by many nieces, nephews, and friends.  She will be dearly missed and loved deeply by all those she left behind.  Mrs. Owens was preceded in death by her first husband, Earl Whetmore, Jr.; brothers, Richard, Raymond, and Rexford Roy.  Family and friends are invited to call January 4, from 2 to 4 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira.  Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on January 5, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Root officiating.  Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Into God’s Garden in Heaven, on of the most beautiful roses will bloom for eternity.  –Canton Independent Sentinel.

ROY - Daily Review, Marguerite R. (Roy) Campbell, 98, of W. First St., Elmira, N.Y., died on Tuesday, March 4, 2003, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born May 23, 1904, in Horseheads, the daughter of the late George and Marguerite (Kilgor) Roy. She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Roy, and brother, Milton Roy. Peg was also predeceased by her husband, J. Fanning "Doc" Campbell, in 1991.
She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Roy of Horseheads, N.Y., along with several nieces, nephews and close friends including her long-time friend and neighbor Mrs. Gilberta Kellogg, also of Elmira. Mrs. Campbell was a member of North Presbyterian Church and a 1925 graduate of Elmira College. She was a French teacher for many years along with being a member of the Elmira Garden Club, a charter member of the Audubon Society, a member of the Business and Professional Women's Association and also a member of the Order of Eastern Star in Towanda. For many years, Peg and her husband were co-proprietors of the former Roy Dairy Farm in Horseheads. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Friday, March 7, 2003, from 1 to 3 p.m., where her memorial service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m. Graveside interment services will take place on Monday, March 10, 2003, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In addition, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials in her memory to a charity of their choice.

ROY –MARGUERITE R. (ROY) CAMPBELL, 98 of  W. First St., Elmira, N.Y. died on Thursday, March 4, 2003 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She was born May 23, 1904 in Horseheads, the daughter of the late George and Marguerite (Kilgor) Roy.  She was predeceased by her sister, Helen Roy and brother, Milton Roy.  Peg was also predeceased by her husband, J. Fanning “Doc” Campbell in 1991.  She is survived by her sister-in-law, Mrs. Florence Roy of Horseheads, N.Y. along with several nieces, nephews and close friends including her long-time friend and neighbor Mrs. Gilberta Kellogg also of Elmira.  Mrs. Campbell was a member of North Presbyterian Church and a 1925 graduate of Elmira College.  She was a French teacher for many years along with being a member of the Elmira Garden Club, a charter member of the Audubon Society, a member of the Business and Professional Women’s Association and also a member of the order of Eastern Star in Towanda.  For many years, Peg and her husband were co-proprietors of the former Roy Dairy Farm in Horseheads.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Friday, March 7, 2003 from 1 to 3 p.m. where her memorial service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 3 p.m.  Graveside interment services will take place on Monday, March 10, 2003 at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  In addition, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials in her memory to a charity of their choice.  –Towanda Daily Review

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By Joyce M. Tice
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