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Age 97, of Athens, PA, formerly of Elmira, died Saturday, January 19, 2008. She was born November 14, 1910 in Glasgow, Scotland, to the late Bessie and Hyman Rubin. Katie's burial will take place today, January 24, in Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:45 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/24/2008.
RUGER Barbara Dombroske
Age 76, died on Friday, September 30, 2011. She was born
September 12, 1935 to George Ruger and Eleanor Shuster Ruger. She worked at the
Marine Midland Trust Company in Elmira from 1953 to 1966, mostly as Secretary
to the Personnel Director, and retired in 1966 to become a full-time homemaker.
She is survived by her husband of 47 years, Robert Dombroske; sons, Robert Jr.
(Carol) of Endicott, NY, and George (Jill) of Big Flats; sister, Marilyn Ruger
of Elmira; brother, William (Lucinda) Ruger of Cary, NC; granddaughters,
Georgette Dombroske and Rebekah Stoddard of Big Flats; numerous nephews and
nieces; and her very special companions, bassets Amanda and Amy, her girls. She
was predeceased by her parents George and Eleanor Ruger, and sister Geraldine
(Jack) Benjamin of Athens, PA. Grateful acknowledgement to the staffs of Falck
Cancer Center and the Skilled Rehab Nursing Facilities at St. Joseph's
Hospital, and particularly to Dr. Sydney Welt and staff at St. Joseph's
Hospital. There will be no calling hours, with interment at Woodlawn Cemetery
at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the
family. Star Gazette – October 1, 2011
MR. GEORGE W. RUGER age 61 of 752 Robinson St., Wednesday, June 16, 1971 at his home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Robert Rochelle of Lake St. Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Family requests that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the American Cancer Society. Survived by wife, Mrs. Eleanor Shuster Ruger; daughters, Mrs. Robert (Barbara) Dombroske of Elmira, Mrs. Jack (Geraldine) Benjamin of Athens, Pa., Miss Marilyn Ruger of Elmira; son, Att’y William G. Ruger of Watkins Glen; mother, Mrs. William G. Ruger of Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; sisters, Mrs. Hulda Dempsey of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Mrs. Milton (Ann) Whiting of Shavertown, Pa., Mrs. William (Lois) Wilcox of Germyn, Pa., Mrs. Audrey Wible of Oxen hill, Pa., Mrs. Jesse Parrish of Wilkes-Barre, Pa., brothers, Hugh A. of Dallas, Pa., Carl of Columbia, S.C., Calvin C. of Woodlawn, N.Y., Daniel F. of Blasdell, N.Y.; eight grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of Fidelity lodge No. 655 F & AM Wilkes-Barre, Pa.; Sergeant of Police for the Penn Central Railroad, member of Finger Lakes Law Enforcement Associates. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/17/1971
RUMBAUGH - ELLIOTT
Mary R. Of Liberty, died Thursday, January 17, 2002 at Catskill Regional Medical Center Harris. She was 86 and a 9 year resident of the area, having moved here from Elmira. Mrs. Elliott was born in Clarksburg, WV on May 29, 1915 to the late Roy Dufee and Mary Myers Rumbaugh. She was a homemaker and the widow of the late John Earle Elliott Jr. who died in 1993. She is a member of the Liberty Presbyterian Church, former treasurer for the Chemung County Meals on Wheels, member of the Chemung County Red Cross, a member of the Elmira Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution, former elder of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira and various other civic organizations. She is survived by 1 son, John "Jack" R. Elliott of St. Charles, IL; 1 daughter, Kathryn "Kitty" Fosler of Liberty; 1 brother, Barton M. Rumbaugh of Pittsburgh, PA. She was predeceased by 1 sister Kathryn Wheeler. She is further survived by 5 grandchildren, J. Eric Fosler-Lussier, Peter E. Fosler, Jessica Fosler, J. Michael Elliott, and Jeremy R. Elliott. Visitation will be on Friday, January 18, 2002 at Ramsey's Funeral Homes, Inc., 275 South Main Street, Liberty, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2002 at 11:00 AM in the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 West Clinton Street, Elmira, Rev. Betsey Crimmins will officiate. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.. Memorial contributions to the American Red Cross would be appreciated by the family. Arrangements by Ramsey's Funeral Home, Inc., 275 South Main Street, Liberty, NY 12754.
MAHLON S. RUMSEY, age 75, of West 15th St., died Wednesday, November 16, 2005 at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Mahlon was born in Liberty, Pennsylvania, the son of Seth and Agnes Seymour Rumsey. He was married to his lovely wife, Loy, who died in January of 2004. Mahlon entered the U.S. Air Force in May of 1950, a veteran of the Korean War, and was discharged in 1954. Mahlon had his own business, Catherine Creek Bait and Tackle, and was known throughout the area for his expertise in repairing and making fishing poles. He also invented many lures and flys which couldn’t be found on the shelf. Mahlon enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, playing cards, gardening and reading. He was a humorist and enjoyed a good story and telling stories. He was always very generous, and always lending a hand. Surviving Mahlon are two sons, Myron R. Rumsey (Deborah) of Horseheads, and David S. Rumsey of Menands, NY; a daughter Jenny L. Martone (Jan) of Elmira Heights; sisters, Josephine M. Lewis and Darlene Congdon; grandchildren, Amanda Martone and Ryan Rumsey; and several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Loy; brothers, Dean Rumsey, Sr. and Seth Rumsey, Jr.; and grandchild, Martina Martone. Services for Mahlon will be; calling hours Sunday, November 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Funeral Service will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the funeral home. Burial with Military Honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following the service. –Elmira Star Gazette.
RUMSEY Mahlon S. Age 75, of West 15th St.,
died Wednesday, November 16, at Arnot Ogden Hospital. Mahlon was born in
Liberty, Pennsylvania, the son of Seth and Agnes Seymour Rumsey. He was married
to his lovely wife, Loy, who died in January of 2004. Mahlon entered the U.S.
Air Force in May of 1950, a veteran of the Korean War, and was discharged in
1954. Mahlon had his own business, Catherine Creek Bait and Tackle, and was
known throughout the area for his expertise in repairing and making fishing
poles. He also invented many lures and flys which couldn't be found on the
shelf. Mahlon enjoyed hunting, fishing, trapping, playing cards, gardening and
reading. He was a humorist and enjoyed a good story and telling stories. He was
always very generous, and always lending a hand. Surviving Mahlon are two sons,
Myron R. Rumsey (Deborah) of Horseheads, and David S. Rumsey of Menands, NY; a
daughter, Jenny L. Martone (Jan) of Elmira Heights; sisters, Josephine M. Lewis
and Darlene Congdon; grandchildren, Amanda Martone and Ryan Rumsey; and several
nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his wife, Loy; brothers, Dean Rumsey,
Sr. and Seth Rumsey, Jr.; and grandchild, Martina Martone. Services for Mahlon
will be: calling hours Sunday, November 20, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at Ballard
and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights. Funeral Service
will be held Monday at 2 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial with Military Honors
will be in Woodlawn Cemetery immediately following the service.
RUMSEY Maynard L.
Age 80 of Elmira died Friday, February 11, 2011, at St.
Joseph's Hospital. He was born June 1, 1930 to the late Lena & Earl Rumsey.
Maynard is survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. Those wishing may
attend his calling hours at the Kalec Funeral Home today, Friday, February
18th, from 1:30 to 2 p.m. followed immediately by his Funeral Service at 2 p.m.
Deacon I. Michael Mangione officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn
Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 19, 2011
RUPPENTHAL Jacob Walter
Elmira: Age 98, died Saturday, September 24, 2011. Jake
was born June 13, 1913, in Buffalo, NY, the son of Emil and Martha Hofmeister
Ruppenthal. He was predeceased by his wife of 69 years, Hazel Long Ruppenthal
on September 17, 2011. Jake is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Carole
R. and Reverend James Towner of Buena Vista, CO; son and daughter-in-law, Mark
J. and Eileen McCarthy Ruppenthal of Horseheads with their son Daniel Jacob;
sisters and brother-in-law, Naomi and Hugh Campbell of Wilmington, DE, and
Arline Learman of New Port Richey, FL; along with several nieces and nephews.
In the 1930s and early 1940s, Jake was a jazz guitarist, playing with small
ensembles and pit bands in various jazz venues throughout New York City and the
northeast, including a Billie Holiday appearance in Buffalo, NY. After marrying
Hazel Long in 1942, Jake began work as a civilian employee of the US Corps of
Engineers, working on the Manhattan Project and the St. Lawrence Seaway. He was
drafted in 1943 into the 64th Engineer Topographic Battalion serving in the
Pacific Theater under both General MacArthur and Admiral Nimitz. He served as a
specialist in reconnaissance photography with a security classification
allowing him to photograph and prepare pre-invasion aerial maps, documentation
of invasion targets, and post-battle occupations. Jake was present at the
Battle of Midway and Iwo Jima, where he developed several of the photographs of
the US Marine Flag Raising. Jake was one of the photographers on board the USS
Missouri documenting the formal Japanese surrender and he continued to serve
General MacArthur by providing photographic documentation of the occupation of
Japan and the secret test of the first jet engines. Jake's post-war career was
that of a chemist and lithographer. His first stop was in Binghamton at
Anderson Press/Sun-Bulletin, until 1949 when he & Hazel moved their young
family to Elmira where he joined Artistic Card. Jake remained at Artistic Card,
then Artistic Greetings, for 48 years as a color separation & print
specialist, holding several patents in color processes and laser printing
systems. Jake was an accomplished artist in numerous mediums, including wood
carving, pencil drawing, portraiture, and oils, pastels, and watercolors. In
this regard, Jake was often called on by the Metropolitan Museum in New York
City to consult on painting restorations and he also assisted Great Lakes Press
with an ink formulation process allowing them to convert Andrew Wyeth
watercolors to a lithograph that could be mass produced. Jake was very active
in all aspects of community life. In the early days of the Elmira Little
Theater, Jake created & designed the sets for the various productions. He
was a 32nd Degree Mason, a Shriner, a Paul Harris Fellow of Rotary Club, and an
active participant with the Volunteers of America. In addition, Jake was a very
active member of his church, serving in numerous leadership capacities, as well
as serving as a long-standing member of the choir, of Hedding United Methodist
Church which later became Christ United Methodist Church and is currently New
Beginnings United Methodist Church. Jake's mural of the Resurrection can still
be found in the chapel of Christ United Methodist Church on the corner of
Columbia & Church Streets in Elmira. Following Jake's retirement, he and
Hazel enjoyed spending time with their family & friends, and particularly
their grandson, Daniel. Jake's interest in learning kept him occupied on his
computer for hours at a time whether Skyping his sisters or Googling some
obscure facts. He enjoyed telling stories of his adventures to anyone who had a
few hours to listen and you never knew what you might learn about his history
and the events he had witnessed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny
Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, September 26,
2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:30 p.m.
Committal prayers and interment will take place on Tuesday, September 27, 2011
at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Jake with a donation to New
Beginnings United Methodist Church, 300 East Miller Street, Elmira, NY 14904 or
to St. Mary Our Mother School Playground Fund, 811 Westlake Road, Horseheads,
NY 14845. Star Gazette – September 25, 2011
RUSHMORE Peter Wyatt
Wellsboro Agitator - December 23, 1931
Peter Rushmore, aged 85 years, of Elmira Heights, died Saturday at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by one brother, William, of Elmira Heights and a sister, Mrs. W. Wheaton, of Westfield. Woodlawn Cemetery
RUSINKO John Rusinko
was a family man, whose family extended to friends, neighbors, colleagues, students, players, acquaintances and community members, all of whom he felt proud to be connected with during his lifetime. John played professional basketball for the American Basketball League; earned a BS from Mansfield University and an MS from Elmira College; and taught at Dr. Nathan Cohen Elementary School and Thomas A. Edison High School (Elmira Heights), where he also coached varsity basketball. In addition to spending time with family and teaching, John looked forward to special times golfing with the crew at the Mark Twain, cheering hockey at the Elmira College Domes, vegetable gardening and daily walks with family and friends. The Rusinko family extends special gratitude to The Homestead at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital (Penn Yan, NY), Bethany Village (Horseheads, NY), Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital (Elmira), Arnot Medical Services Ivy II Internal Medicine (Elmira) and all medical offices who took extraordinary care of John during his lifetime in Elmira and most recently in Penn Yan. John is predeceased by sisters Anna Costa, Mary Rusinko and Sue Rusinko, and is survived by wife Mary Lyn (Erwin) Rusinko, son Michael (Carol) Rusinko, daughter Lynne Rusinko (Joe Caparulo), sister Helen (Alfred) Schutz, nieces Johanna (Joseph) Asher, Mary Ellen Gutknecht and Susan (Steven) Warner, nephews Wayne (Melanie) Schutz and John Costa, as well as grand-nieces Annie Asher, Anna Gutknecht, Kathleen Warner, Michelle Warner, and grand-nephews Benjamin Asher, Elliot Asher, Alfred Gutknecht and Andrew Gutknecht. Calling Hours: Monday, October 28; 3-6pm at McInerny's Funeral Home (502 W. Water Street, Elmira)Funeral Service followed by Burial: Tuesday, October 29; Noon at Trinity Episcopal Church (304 N. Main Street, Elmira) Burial: Woodlawn Cemetery, Following Funeral Service Following the Funeral, friends may choose to attend the burial or partake of a light reception at Trinity until the family returns from the interment. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate donations be made to the Chemung County SPCA, Elmira City Animal Shelter, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, JDRF, National Kidney Foundation or American Cancer Society. Thank you. Star Gazette – October 27, 2013
RUSS Albert David
Age 90 of Elmira, NY died on Thursday, July 1, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was the loving father of daughter, Suzanne (Larry) Westbrook of Erin, NY, with children, Stephen Westbrook, Timothy Westbrook, and Laurie (Monty) Spencer; and daughter, Barbara (Stu) Brown of Horseheads, NY; and children, Judi (Jim) Horton, Joy (Craig) Kimble, Roy (Susan) Proper and several beloved great grandchildren. Albert was predeceased by his wife, Shirley J. (Hunt) Russ in August 2008. He was a United States Army Air Corp veteran of WWII, serving as engine mechanic with the Flying Tigers. He retired from Hardinge Brothers Corporation after many years of service, also a member of Christian Faith Fellowship Church. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, July 6, 2010 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM with funeral and committal service there at 7 PM. The Reverend James Crupi will officiate. Albert will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife Shirley in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Flowers are welcomed or those wishing may make donations to the Christian Faith Fellowship Church, P.O. Box 4212, Elmira, NY 14904. – Elmira Star Gazette, July 4, 2010
DAVID RUSSELL – The death of David Russell
occurred at 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon (Dec. 29, 1900) at his late home, No.
109 Spring Street. Deceased was a veteran of the Civil War. He had
resided in Elmira for a great many years during which time he made many
friends. Mr. Russell was 102 years of age and until recently had enjoyed
fairly good health. Those who survive the deceased are one son, Robinson
and a daughter, Mrs. Julia Paulman, of this city. The funeral will be
held at 4 o’clock Sunday afternoon in the chapel in Herrington’s Undertaking
Rooms. The interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira
RUSSELL Doris R. Palmer
of Elmira, New York, age 100, died on January 12, 2012, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Doris was born on July 6, 1911, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, the daughter of Richard F. Russell and Edith Christie Russell. Her father was a mechanical and electrical engineer, involved in designing and testing the very earliest race cars such as the Simplex, on which he worked with old racing legends, like Barney Oldfield. In 1920, her father moved the family to Elmira, New York, where he became the chief engineer and designer at American LaFracc Foamite Corp. Doris graduated from Southside High School in 1932, the school’s first graduating class. She attended Elmira College from 1928-1932 studying finance and business administration. On June 18, 1932, she married William E. Palmer of Elmira, a trial attorney with the Elmira law firm of Sayles Evans. Her husband Bill predeceased her on 7/23/1993 after 61 years of marriage. Doris leaves a daughter Joanna Palmer Smith (James) and grandchildren James A. Smith (Nancy) of Corning and great grandchildren Leigh and Andrew Smith of Corning; granddaughter Kimberly Smith Mryglot (Dennis) of Corning and great grandchildren, Katelyn and John, both of Corning; grandson Scott W. Smith (Margaret) and great grandchildren Titus and Austin of Venetia, Pennsylvania, and grandson Matthew P. Smith (Ana Paulin) of Corning. Doris leaves a son William R. Palmer (Mary) of Elmira and grandchildren Sarah E. Palmer (Warren T. Barnes) of San Jose, California; Alexandra Russell Palmer of New York City, and M. Elizabeth Palmer Charan (Dev) of Reno, Nevada. In addition to the importance of family, there was an equally strong commitment to build the community through volunteerism, both during World War II and after. Beginning in her college years, through the mid 1980’s, Doris put an enormous amount of volunteer time into alumnae activities at Elmira College. During World War II, she volunteered with the American Red Cross to alleviate the suffering of American Prisoners of War held captive in Europe. In the Elmira area, she worked with the American Red Cross to help set up and oversee a Prisoners of War Camp in Horseheads. The goal was to provide humane living conditions for these foreign prisoners, captured at various battle fronts in Europe and brought to Horseheads Prisoners of War Camp, until they could be repatriated to their home countries at the War’s end. She helped establish and maintain the Visiting Nurse Association program; she was instrumental, with others, in establishing and running The Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital’s Ladies’ Auxiliary, which continues to provide critical volunteer services for the Arnot; she helped structure and direct the local chapter of the American Heart Association, later becoming the Chairman of the New York State Heart Association and then the local delegate to the American Heart Association’s national organization. She loved attending Elmira College, a women’s college at the time of her graduation and was dedicated to supporting the college and its Alumnae Association. Because she remained in Elmira, she was often in charge of her class reunions and was deeply engaged in more general alumnae matters. She was Chair of the College’s Centennial Celebration, President of the Alumnae Association, and was the Alumnae representative during major fund raising and building campaigns over the years. A member of Trinity Church and then after marriage, North Presbyterian Church, Doris volunteered with women’s organizations at various local churches over the years. She was also involved with the local Girl Scouts Association and DAR (Daughters of the American Revolution). Of equal importance to Doris and her husband was Tanglewood Nature Center. Doris and her family wish to thank the staff 4D at the Arnot for making her stay there most comforting. Funeral services will be private, Rev Father Donald W. Matthews will officiate, interment of Doris’ ashes will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Arnot Ogden Medical Center or Elmira College. Doris’ goal was to reach 100 years of age, and she did so on July 6, 2011, surrounded by her family. Corning Leader – January 15, 2012
RUSSELL Emily Marian Russell
age 24, of Pine City, N.Y. died very unexpectedly, Sunday, September 9, 2012. Emily was born Nov 17, 1987 in Houston, Texas. She is survived by her loving parents Rich and Pam Russell, who miss her with all of their heart; her grandmother Doris Russell; and many aunts, uncles and cousins. She leaves behind her dog Lily who was her pride and joy. She was predeceased by her brother Cory; maternal grandparents Burley and Marian Green; and her paternal grandfather Kenneth Russell. Emily graduated from Twin Tiers Christian Academy in 2005, Corning Community College in 2007 and Mansfield University with a B.S. degree in English education and a creative writing minor in 2010. She was recently working toward her masters at Mansfield University. Emily was an English teacher for the Elmira City School District, a Sunday school teacher and assistant director of First Fruits Creative Ministries. She had a love for youth and touched many lives. She enjoyed fishing, hiking, making jewelry, drawing and crafts. Friends and family are invited to calling hours at Olthof’s Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, Thursday, September 13, from 4:00- 7:00 p.m. with a funeral service immediately following. Pastor Steve Reynolds will officiate. Burial will be private at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Emily with memorial donations to the American Life League or to First Baptist Church of Waverly, N.Y., scholarship fund. Sayre Morning Times – September 13, 2012
Martha Loretta RUSSELL (SRGP 8844)
BENSON, MRS. OTIS Mrs. Martha Loretta Benson died Saturday at 8:30 p.m. at the family home in Millerton, Pa. Aged sixty-two years. Mrs. Benson is survived by her husband, Otis Benson; four daughters, Mrs. Frank Crumb of Wells, Pa.; Mrs. Rose Ripley, Mrs. Matilda Pease and Mrs. Josephine Wheeler, all of Elmira; six sons, Elmer, Frank and George O. Benson of Wells, Pa.; Ashford and Homer J. Benson of Rutland, Pa.; Emerson Benson of Catlin; 33 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; a brother, Willis Russell of Wisconsin. The funeral will be held at the family home at Millerton, Pa. Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Seymour Barrett to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.
RUSSELL –MRS. MAUD R. TEED, about 30 of 514 Lake St. Sunday, July 6, 1947. survived by parents, James Russell of Elmira and Mrs. Milton Bell of Canton, Ohio; brothers, Allen and Edgar Russell of Elmira; sister, Mrs. John Potchadlo of Elmira; grandfather, John Faulkner of Elmira; several cousins. The body is in the Keefe Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m., Rev. John V. Darrow. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1947
RUSSELL - VALEGO
Thelma R. Age 82, of Horseheads, New York, died on Thursday, January 11, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on September 1, 1924 in Olean, NY, to the late Norman and Alice (Crowley) Russell. She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, Louis Valego of Horseheads; son, Russ (Brenda) Valego of VA; grandchildren, Raechel and Brady Valego, both of VA; brother, Robert Taft of N. Tonawanda, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Thelma was predeceased by her sister, Norma Fitzgerald. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 12th, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Saturday, January 13th, at 10 a.m. with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
CHARLES REID RUTTY of Cazenovia, N.Y., formerly of Elmira, Saturday, Aug. 15, 1953. Mr. Rutty was an employee of the Lackawanna Railroad. He was a member of Hedding Methodist Church, the Brotherhood of Railway Trainmen and Ivy Lodge F&AM. Survived by son, Charles W. Rutty of Texas; daughters, Mrs. Ermbree Johnson of Syracuse, Mrs. Robert E. Dame of Cazenovia; sisters, Mrs. Harris M. Johnson of Vestal, Mrs. Willis Bennett and Mrs. Welli8ng A. Storch, both of Elmira; brothers, Bernard P. and Robert A. Rutty, both of Elmira; five grandchildren. The body is at the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home where friends are invited to call today from 3 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m., and where funeral will be held Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. Alfred P. Coman. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/1953
RUTZKE - OSGOOD
Mary Age 76, of Gillett, PA, died Thursday, January 18, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Mary was born May 22, 1930 in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles and Anna (Mayshak) Rutzke. Survivors include daughter, Diane Harshberger of Gillett, PA; son, Edward "Ozzie" (Anita) Osgood of Gillett, PA; brother, Carmen (Helen) Rutzke of Millerton, PA; six grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild; many nieces and nephews. Mary was predeceased by her husband, David Osgood in 1981; sisters, Loretta Turner and Betty Darmstadt; brother, Gerald Rutzke. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, January 22, 2007, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Wellsboro Agitator - April 30, 1930
Mrs. Winnie Clemens, wife of Decatur Clemens of Crookedcreek, died at the home of her son, Herbert Clemens, of Elmira Heights, at 8 p.m. Sunday. She is survived by two daughters, Leona and Geraldine of Crookedcreek; three sons, Herbert, Keith and Curtis, of Elmira, one brother, Wayne E. Rutty, of the Philippine Islands.
RYAN, Miss Cleo M. Age 66, formerly of 819 Spruce Street, Elmira, Thursday, September 10, 1987 at St. Joseph's Hospital where she had been a patient since October 10, 1983. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Avenue, Saturday evening 7 to 9, Sunday 2 to 4 with Funeral and Committal at the conclusion of calling hours Sunday afternoon. The Rev. Stephanie Boughton officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 309 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her 4 brothers, James C., Lewis R., William A. and Edward L. (Doc) Ryan. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Lucille, Virginia and Clio Ryan all of Elmira; 9 nieces and nephews; 23 grand nieces and nephews. Cleo was a life member and Deacon Emeritus of the Central Christian Church; past Matron of Loyal Chapter No. 265 O.E.S., Member of the Golden Link Rebekah Lodge; past district deputy and past Grand Lodge Inside Guardian. Star Gazette…..submitted by: Vivian Ryan
RYAN - CROWLEY
Evelyn M. Age 75 of 109 Verona Street Elmira Heights, NY died on Wednesday January 4, 2006 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit (4-D) surrounded by her loving family. Evelyn was born October 9, 1930 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late John Joseph Ryan and Stella Yanowiak Ryan. She married her husband, James A. "Dutch" Crowley, on August 19, 1950 and he pre-deceased her on March 6, 1998. Evelyn was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY. Mrs. Crowley was also pre-deceased by her parents and her two brothers Jack Ryan and Bob Ryan and three sisters Rita, Ann, and Betty. Evelyn loved her family and friends and cherished the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. Evelyn is survived by her daughters and son-in-law: Pat Kaupke of Redondo Beach, CA and Terri & Bob Haggerty of Albany, NY; son: Michael Crowley of Elmira Heights, NY and Ann Kucko and her daughter Caitlin of Elmira, NY; grandchildren: Brendan Crowley, Colin Crowley, and Hannah Haggerty; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: William & Betty Lou Crowley of Horseheads, NY and David & Nancy Parks-Crowley of Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Friday January 6, 2006 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Saturday January 7, 2006 at 9 AM followed by Mass of Christian Burial at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Avenue Elmira Heights, NY. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Crowley through memorial contributions for 4-D c/o The Arnot Ogden Medical Center Foundation 600 Roe Avenue Elmira, NY 14905. The Family would like to acknowledge and thank the doctors, nurses, and entire staff of 4-D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Skilled Nursing Unit for their compassion and excellent care provide to their mother, Evelyn M. Crowley.
RYAN MARY - Mrs. Hovey Benedict, formerly of this city, died unexpectedly at Williamsport Sat. at 6 a. m. Mrs. Benedict left this city about 30 years ago. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Hazel, Louise and Margaret; two sons, Charles and Hovey Raymond; two sisters, Mrs. Thomas Kane and Mrs. McNamara, of this city and one brother, Thomas RYAN. The remains wil arrive in Elmira Tuesday morning and the services will be held in Woodlawn chapel at 10 o'clock. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. June 20, 1921. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi, <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net> (1900 and 1920 census records for her name)
RYAN - NELSON, Ruth M.
Age 89, of Maple Avenue, Southport, died November 1, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born in Elmira on June 30, 1920, daughter of the late Archie, Sr. and Alice Ryan. Ruth is survived by her husband of 66 years, Robert C. Nelson, they were married February 8, 1943; daughter, Marsha (Gerald) Schichtel, Jr.; grandsons, Kevin (Bonnie) Kelly and Kyle Kelly; sister, Joyce (Gus) Zaso; brother, Alvin (Nancy) Ryan; many nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends; also pre-deceased by her brother, Archie, Jr. and sister-in-law, Vivian Ryan. Ruth was retired from Remington Rand Service School, NYS Dept. of Labor and worked several years as an aide for the Elmira City Schools. She was devoted to her husband, daughter and grandsons and cherished her time with them. She enjoyed many close friendships over her lifetime. Ruth was always most comfortable and happy in her home of many years on Maple Avenue. Ruth was a Special Lady and never had an unkind word for anybody. Those wishing may make a donation to a Charity of one's choice in her name. Her family would like to thank the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility, especially 2nd floor, for their kind care and concern of our precious family member. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday, November 4th, from 4-7 p.m. with her Funeral Service immediately following at 7 p.m. Ruth will be interred in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on November 2, 2009
RYERSON Elbert W. "Bert"
Age 96, of Elmira, died at his home on Thursday, September 6, 2007. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, September 9, 2007 at 3:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 W. Clinton Street, 14905. A private family interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Bert's memory may be directed to First Presbyterian Church, or the Arnot Art Museum, 235 Lake Street, Elmira NY 14901. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/8/2007.