Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
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DANIEL W. SCHANBACHER age 89 of 34 Breesport Road Horseheads, NY died on March 21, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Schanbacher was born March 5, 1912 in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania the son of the late Norman and Edith Passmore Schanbacher. He was a veteran of WW II serving his country with the US Army. Dan married his wife, Nellie Pierce Schanbacher, on October 31, 1943 and they would have celebrated their 58th Wedding Anniversary on October 31, 2001. Mr. Schanbacher was a retired supervisor at Dairylea in Elmira, NY and was a member of the Teamsters Union. He attended Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira for several years. Dan was pre-deceased by his parents, his brother, Otis Schanbacher, and two half sisters, Lois and Doris. Dan is survived by his loving and devoted wife Nellie Pierce Schanbacher; brother and sister-in-law: Merton A. & Kitty Schanbacher of Erin, NY; sisters and brother-in-law: Ruth Batley of Elmira, NY and Nola & Frank Eiser of Huntsville, Alabama; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home Mill St. & Grand Central Ave. Horseheads, NY on Sunday March 25, 2001 from 2-4 p.m. Mr. Schanbacher's Funeral and Committal Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hour with the Rev. David Hays officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Schanbacher through memorials to The American Heart Association or The American Lung Association. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. –Elmira Star Gazette
SCHANLEY Harriet Age 88, formerly of W. Gray St., Elmira, NY, died on
Sunday evening, June 11, 2006. There will be no calling hours. A graveside
service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, on Thursday, June 15, at 2
p.m. Those wishing to attend will meet at the Walnut St. Cemetery gate at 1:45
p.m. Rev. Dennis Christiansen officiating. In lieu of flowers, those wishing
may make donations to the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira, NY
14901. She is survived by lifelong friend, Dorothy Sullivan of Elmira; nieces,
Linda Lukac of SC, Barbara Parker of GA, Katherine Haskins of CO; nephew,
George Woodbury of WA. Harriet was a member of the First Baptist Church, YWCA
Business Girls Club, and volunteered at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She retired
from New York State Electric & Gas Corp. and Capabilities. ARRANGEMENTS BY
HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL DIRECTORS.
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EMIL SCHAPLE aged sixty-four years died Wednesday at the residence, 711 Linden Place. He is survived by two brothers, Hooker and Robert of Iola, Kan.; three daughters, Mrs. Coe Mallock of Charlotte, N.C., Mrs. Kyle Hubbard of Buffalo and Mrs. Henry D. Elliott of this city. The funeral was held at 2 o’clock Thursday afternoon, the Rev. R. Vieweg officiating. Burial in Woodlawn. –Elmira Telegram 7/6/1919
SCHECK John R.
Age 80 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born February 16, 1933 in Philipsburg, PA, son of the late Edward and Anna (Brennish) Scheck and died very unexpectedly Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Elizabeth (Danko); daughters and son-in-law Linda Scheck of Elmira, Tamara and Jeffrey Salisbury of Big Flats; grandsons Christopher and Matthew Salisbury of Big Flats; sister Anna Mae Scheck along with several nieces and nephews. Mr. Scheck was a veteran of the U.S. Air Force serving during Korea. He was a member of the American Legion Post 154 Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, May 19th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Jason Kappanadze will officiate. Interment with military honors, will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember John through donations to the American Cancer Society , 1801 W. Water St., Ste. B, Elmira, NY 14905. Star Gazette – May 24, 2013
SCHEEPSMA Duane A.
Age 76, of Elmira, died Tuesday, February 17, 2009, a St. Joseph's Hospital. Duane was born September 23, 1932, the son of the late Joseph and Myrtle Kinsley Scheepsma. In addition to his parents he is predeceased by his sister, Betty Eiklor. Duane is survived by his loving wife of 32 years, Carolyn Duhl Scheepsma; children, Lori, Jeff, and Lisa; Carolyn's children, with their spouses, James and Daphne Johnston of Gillett, PA, Julie and Tim Hayes of Alexandria, VA; 13 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, Lois and Benny Cavallaro of Corning; sister-in-law, Joyce Hastings of Elmira; brother-in-law, Robert Eiklor of Horseheads; along with several nieces and nephews. Duane was a U.S. Navy veteran serving his country from 1952 -1955. He retired from Elmira Correctional Facility after 36 years of service. After his retirement he kept busy with part time jobs at Sullivan's Monument, the West Elmira Branch of Elmira Savings Bank, Crossing Guard at Hendy Avenue School, and at the SPCA. Duane was also an avid woodworker. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, February 19, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A committal service, with full military honors accorded, will be held Friday, February 20, 2009 at 11:30 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. A procession will form at the cemetery's Walnut Street gate and proceed to graveside at 11:25 a.m. Donations in Duane's memory may be directed to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2009
SCHIAVE Frank G.
1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira, well-known resident of Chemung County, went to "relieve the watch on the signal bridge" Wednesday morning, December 23, 2009, at age 94. Born in New York, NY, Frank was the son of Marion L. and Josephine Vergallito Schiave. Frank and Lura Louise Derbyshire of Elmira were married August 12, 1939, recently celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary. After graduating from Southside High School, Elmira, in 1932, Frank served for several years in the United States Navy. At the outbreak of World War II, he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and distinguished himself serving on Navy vessels as a Signalman on the staff of the Commandant of Trans. Div. Eight of the Pacific Fleet. He was proud to have participated in the first landings at Guadalcanal. He was awarded a Presidential Commission in 1943, one of thirteen men to be so honored. He was employed by LeValley, McLeod, Kinkaid for a quarter of a century, followed by several years as a buyer at C.R. Evans Co. and at Kimble Contracting. Frank was a long-time member of Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira Masonic Lodge 95, Guadalcanal Veterans Association, Veterans' History Project, local historical societies, and active in ships' reunions for many years. Surviving are his wife, Louise, daughters, Marjorie L. (Peter J.) Lucarelli, Leesburg, FL; and Barbara J. (Calvin R.) Gillette, Elmira; grandchildren, Caryl N. (Randy S. Denierio) Lucarelli, Patrick J. (Christine A.) Lucarelli, Suzanne E. (John K.) Knighton, William M. (Hether A.) Gillette; great-grandchildren, Nicole and Gregory Barron, Marley Denierio, Corey and Laura Knighton, Adam, Abbie and Matthew Gillette. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Sunday, December 27, from 3 to 6 p.m. A celebration of Frank's life with the Holy Eucharist will take place at Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira, Monday at 10 a.m., the Reverend Dr. William Lutz officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Trinity Church Memorial Fund in his memory. LODGE NOTICE: Officers and members of the Ivy Masonic Lodge #397 F.A.& M. A memorial service to honor our departed brother, Frank Schiave will take place Sunday evening, December 27, 2009 at 5:45 p.m. Signed, W. Bernard Kotch, Master.
SCHIEFEN Marie Schiefen Treat
Elmira: died Saturday, April 28, 2012 at the Chemung
County Nursing Facility. Marie was born in Montour Falls, one of 13 children of
Carl F. and Mary (Dunn) Schiefen. She is predeceased by her husband Ralph
Irving Treat. Marie is survived by her sister Regina Dean of Elmira; brothers
and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Cornelia Schiefen of Elmira, Charles and Donna Schiefen
of Pine City; brother-in-law Harry Backer of Elmira; also surviving are
numerous nieces and nephews. Marie was also predeceased by siblings and their
spouses, Carl "Buddy" Schiefen, Larry and Florence Schiefen, William
and Theresa Schiefen, Marjorie and Alfred Faella, Eleanor and Cyril
"Butch" Moran, Helen Theresa Schiefen, Wanetta "Toddy" and
Mortimer Meade, Mary Evelyn "Polly" Backer, Rita and Robert Langdon;
brother-in-law Edward Dean. Marie was a longtime employee of Remington Rand.
Upon her retirement she went to work with her husband Irving as co-owners of
the American Hotel on W. Third Street. They continued to run the American Hotel
until Irving's death in 2005. Marie was the type of person who always liked to
keep busy and in her spare time she enjoyed crocheting. Family and friends are
invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on
Tuesday, May 1, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held
there on Wednesday, May 2, 2012 at 9:15 a.m. followed by a Mass of Christian
Burial at 10:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Committal prayers and
interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in memory of Marie may be
made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital , 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN
38105 or a charity of one's choice. Star Gazette – April 30, 2012
SCHIEFEN RITA M LANDON
Rita M. Age 77, of Elmira, died Friday, October 27, 2006 at Elcor Health Services. Rita was born May 15, 1929, a daughter of Carl and Mary (Dunn) Schiefen. She is predeceased by daughter Eileen; son Thomas; brothers, Buddy, Lawrence and William; and sisters, Eleanor, Marjorie, Toddie, Polly and Helen Theresa. Rita is survived by her daughters, Susan F. Johnson of Elmira, and Mary K. Melville, with her husband Walt, of Elmira Heights; grandchildren, Joshua Johnson with wife Susan, Margo Johnson, Amy Melville with Matt McNeely, Stephanie Kocianski, with husband Erik, Alex Melville with Christine LaLonde; great-grandchildren, Gretchen, Zachary and Maddy Johnson, with their mother Kim Johnson and soon to be great-grandson Anthony Craig Melville. Also surviving are brothers and sisters-in-law, Joseph and Corky Schiefen of Elmira, Charles and Donna Schiefen of Pine City; sisters, Marie Treat and Regina Dean, both of Elmira; brother-in-law Harry Backer of Elmira; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Rita enjoyed crafts and spending time with her grandchildren. Friends are invited to her funeral service on Wednesday, November 1, 2006 at 12:00 noon at McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Rita's memory may be directed to St. Jude's Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105. Rita's family would like to send a special thanks to the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital Rehab and Elcor Health Services for making Rita's last days more meaningful.
SCHILLER –VIRGINIA DRAKE, 97, of Elmira, New York peacefully passed away on November 9, 2014 at The Elcor Nursing Center. Virginia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Her parents Maud and John Schiller along with her brother, Pearson Schiller preceded her in death. Virginia is survived by her six children: Jon, of Elmira, NY. Joan Hunter (late Robert) of Denver, CO., Polly Murphy (Joe) of Linglestown, PA, William (Linda) of Horseheads, NY, David (Bonnie) of Huntersville, NC and Stephen (Cathy) Concord, NC; 14 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren. In 1939, Virginia married the love of her life, G. Manning Drake. He was truly the most important person in her life, and when he passed away he remained in her heart and life forever. An incredible woman, in 1937, Virginia helped create and manage the office of The Drake Coal Company in Elmira until becoming a homemaker for many years taking care of the growing family. Later she would again return to the business community as manager of the Drake Heating & Air Conditioning. Virginia finished her career by investing in real estate in Elmira, buying, remodeling and selling homes. She won praise and awards in every phase of her career. Her word was always her bond. However, during her long life one thing is for sure, nothing was ever more important to her than her family. Her never wavering positive attitude, and determination only do the right and moral things in her life surely has guaranteed that she is once again with her husband and her beloved mother. God Bless you Mom, thanks for being the incredible you. We will always miss you. Rest In Peace. In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Elmira. Friends may call at the Baker Family Funeral Home on Friday November 14 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. Funeral services will follow at 11:00 with Rev. Priscilla Andrews officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/12/2014
SCHLEIF, Stephen H. , Elmira Star-Gazette - June 26, 1947 Stephen H. Schleif, of 571 Post St. Wednesday, June 25, 1947. Survived by his widow, Elizabeth, three daughters: Mrs. Albert G. Meyer of Gulf Beaches, Fla; Mrs. John E. Barbar of Plainfield, N.J. and Mrs. Elision Thornton of Elmira. Two sons, Carl of Hackensach, N.J. and Harry S. of Syracuse, brother Herman of Glendale, N.J. Several grandchildren; one great-grandchild and several nieces and nephews. Body at Hagerman's Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Saturday, 2pm. Reverend Paul Frohne, Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Janet Loftus - Janetl1111@aol.com
SCHILLING - HINE, Doris Marie
Of Elmira, NY - Age 83, died peacefully with her family by her side, on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. She was born September 22, 1926 in Ithaca, NY to the late Harry and Bernice (Dean) Schilling. Doris and her late husband Melvin R. Hine are survived by five children, Dianne (Larry) Kishpaugh of Wilmington, NC, Deborah (Richard) Pane of Punta Gorda, FL, Ronald (Carole) Hine of Wilmington, NC, Martin (Tammie) Hine of Summerfield, NC, and Richard (Lori) Hine of Elmira, NY; ten grandchildren, Quinn, Amy, Tricia, Julie, Ryan, Kevin, Kyle, Eric, Zachary, and Justin; sister, Augusta (Jay) Rumsey of Saint Cloud, FL; along with special and dear friends Nancy Parker Comfort and Alice Carr. Her sister Carolyn Hamilton and brother Paul Schilling predeceased her. Family was everything to her and she was a wonderful mother and homemaker. She loved animals, especially her two cats; "Pumpkin" and "Mitzi". A graveside service will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 11:00 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery (meeting at the main entrance), 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will celebrate Doris' service where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Melvin. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to, The Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport, NY. Doris' family would like to express their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the doctors, nurses and staff of the ICU at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center for their personal care and professional attention given to our beloved mother these past number of weeks. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 14, 2010
LEWIS EDWIN SCHLICK, 90, of Elmira, NY, formerly of Newtown Street, born August 28, 1924, son of Lewis D. and Edna (Marvin) Schlick passed away peacefully to his Saviour, Jesus, on Monday, February 2, 2015 at the Chemung County Nursing Home. He was preceded in death by his wife, Erma Fay (Higginbotham) Schlick (2012); sisters, Arlene Taylor, Helen Shriver and Mary Stewart. He is survived by his children: daughter and son-in-law, Gloria and Pastor Charles Cole of Sunbury, PA; son, Thomas E. Schlick of Vestal, NY; grandchildren: Jeanette (Paul) Brosious, Julie (Jason) Fikkert, Jodi Cole and Jeffrey Cole; great grandchildren, Emmalynn, Paulie and Curtis Brosious; Megan and Justin Fikkert. Lew was a faithful member of the Maple Avenue Baptist Church. He retired from the Chemung County Highway Department. He was a proud Veteran of the US Army serving his country from 1943 - 1946, receiving the American Service Medal, Europe-African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal and the World War II Victory Medal. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge and at Ardenne Forest. Services will be held privately at the convenience of his family at a later date. Lewis will be laid to rest with his wife, Erma in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements by Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Elmira. NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/2015
JOHN D. SCHMELZER, 74 of 305 Magnoila St., Saturday, June 9, 1951. An employee of the American Bridge Co. for 45 years, Mr. Schmelzer retired as an accountant 10 years ago. Survived by wife; daughters Mrs. L. Gunnar Carlson of Elmira, Mrs. George F. Budd of Oneonta and Miss Catherine Schmelzer of Bernardsville, N.J.; three grandchildren; one niece and one nephew. He was a member of the German Evangelical Church, Union Lodge, F&AM of Elmira and the Cashmere Grotto. The body is at the family home where funeral will be held Tuesday, 2 p.m. The Rev. Hilmer Grunwald. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/11/1951
LOUIS SCHMIDT, 80 of Watkins Glen RD, formerly of Elmira and Philadelphia, this morning, May 26, 1956 following a brief illness. Survived by wife, Mrs. Augusta F. Schmidt. The body is at the Royce Funeral Home, 212 E. Fourth St., Watkins Glen where friends may call Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 10:30 a.m. the Rev. Bernard D. Granger. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/26/1956
SCHNECK –MILDRED MEIRITZ of 1689 Elon Place, RD 1, Pine City, Tuesday, May 17, 1977. Friends may call at the Holly-Keck Funeral home, Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. James E. Grant officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family has requested that donations be made to the Multiple Sclerosis National Society at 305 William St., Elmira. She is survived by her husband, Paul W.; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Schneck of RD 2 Pine City, N.Y.; two sisters, Miss Betty Schneck of Elmira and Mrs. Lee (Mary) Clifford of Rome, N.Y.; an aunt, Mrs. Elizabeth Benedict of Sayre, Pa.; also two nephews, Charles and Tom Clifford, both of Rome, N.Y.; several cousins. Mrs. Meiritz was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1977
SCHNECKENBERGER - HARTER, Lois J.
Age 90, of Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY, died on Sunday, June 8, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital from complications due to a stroke. She was born on June 28, 1917 in Troy, PA to the late Arthur and Nettie (Ide) Schneckenburger. Lois is survived by her three daughters, Janet Hansen of Elmira, Charlene Johnson of Pine City and Charlotte Sanderson of Austin, TX; three grandchildren, Scott Hansen of Elmira, Elise Hansen and her fiancé, Andrew Clark of Elmira and Cory Sanderson, currently serving in the Navy; nieces, Norma (Robert) Carl and family of Elmira, Shirley Fife and family of Elmira, Sharon (Steven) Nugent and family of Horseheads and Phyllis West and family of GA; several other nieces and nephews, and many loving friends and family. She was a member of the Harmony Loyal Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star and a member of Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, June 10th, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Wednesday, June 11th, at 10 a.m. with Pastor William Vallet officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in Lois's name can be made to Bethany Manor, 3005 Watkins Rd.Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/9/2008.
SCHNECKENBERGER MARY J. GEE
Mary J. Age 77, of Veteran Hill Rd., Horseheads, died unexpectedly after a brief illness on Friday, Aug. 18, 2006, at Bethany Village, where she had recently been residing. She was predeceased by her husband, Mark W. Gee Sr. in 1986; and is survived by her sons and daughter-in-law, Scott and Ann Gee of Horseheads, and Mark Gee of Elmira Heights, and grandchildren, Alex and Meghan Gee. Mary was also predeceased by her brothers, Jack, Robert and Donald Schneckenberger. Mary was born Nov. 16, 1928 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Edwin and Louise (Weber) Schneckenberger. As an avid camper, Mary also remained active with her camping friends and neighbors. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Horseheads and was retired from SCT Boces in Horseheads, where she was an office administrator. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, from 1-3:00 p.m., where her service will take place at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Burial will take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
SCHOCH –SHIRLEY SCHOCH TEBO, age 47 of Holden Rd., Pine city, NY, Thursday, August 9, 1990. She is survived by her loving husband, Thomas M. Tebo, Jr. and children, Karolyn (Kari), Amy and Thomas (Tommy) Tebo III. She was predeceased by her mother, Anne Sattler of Florida and father, Charles Schoch of Elmira, NY. She is also survived by mother, Catherine Zahorian Schoch of Elmira, NY; mother-in-law, Esther Tebor of Tioga, PA; sisters-in-law, Marion Wheeler of Pine City, NY, Ruth (Clifford) Cornell of Florida; special friends, Todd Adams and Mark Rockwell; several close nieces, nephews, grand-nieces and nephews, cousins, and a host of close friends and co-workers who were very supportive especially during her valiant battle with cancer. She was a dedicated employee of Corning Community College who truly enjoyed her work at the Elmira and Southport Correctional Facilities. She was a lifetime member of the Bethany Lutheran Church, where she enjoyed being a Choir Member and on several other committees. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY, Saturday 2-4 and 7-9 pm and Sunday 2-4 pm with funeral services Sunday evening at 9:00 pm. at the Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 S. Walnut St., Elmira, NY. Pastor Daryl Whalen, officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery, Monday at 10:00 am. Contributions may be made to Cancer Research and the Bethany Lutheran Church. Shirley and the family would like to extend a special thank you to all who have given and continue to give their support. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/10/1990
FREDERICK SCHOCKER, 65 OF 1115 Abbott St. died at 8 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12, 1939. He leaves one brother, John and a sister, Miss Marty Schocker, both of Elmira. The body is in the Vunk Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Funeral there Wednesday 1:30 p.m., Rev. Paul Frohne. Woodlawn Cemetery. /Elmira Star-Gazette 2/13/1939
SCHONEMANN - MRS. ELIZABETH C. CLARK
Mrs. Elizabeth C. Clark, aged thirty four years, died at the Arnot-Ogden hospital yesterday afternoon at 5 o'clock, aged thirty-four years. Death followed an operation for appendicitis which was performed on Monday night. The deceased is survived by her husband, Allen H Clark, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Louis Schonemann; two sisters, Miss Minnie Schonemann, of Elmira, and Mrs. Mary Kline, of Corning; three brothers, Lewis, William and Fred, all of this city. The remains were taken to Campbell's undertaking rooms and were removed to the family residence, No. 219 Franklin Street, this afternoon. The funeral will be held at the home tomorrow afternoon at 3:30 o'clock, the Rev. Herbert S. Southall officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn cemetery. Submitted by Jayne King
SCHOTT Everett W.
A lifelong resident of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 100. Everett was born on September 25, 1912 to Henry Louis Schott and Violet Joslin Schott of Elmira. Everett married his wife, Gladys Anderson, in 1950 and they moved in their home in the town of Elmira. Gladys predeceased Everett. Everett served in the army during WWII. He was president of a local dry goods company for a number of years and later became a trusted Financial Advisor with the former First Albany Advisors, now Wells Fargo Financial Services. He retired at age 88. Everett's ashes were buried next to his wife's on July 29 2013 in Woodlawn cemetery. A memorial service for Everett will be held at the Bethany Lutheran Church at 256 S Walnut Street in Elmira on August 10, 2013 at 11:00 AM followed by a reception. Memorial donations may be given to the Community Foundation of the Elmira-Corning Area, Inc. (The Schott Family Fund) at 301 S. Main Street, Horseheads, NY 14845. Star Gazette – August 7, 2013
SCHOTT George E.
Attorney - Was born January 9, 1918, the son of Henry L. and Violet (Joslin) Schott Sr. died
peacefully at his home, 113 Underwood Avenue, Elmira on Sunday, April 25, 2010 at the age of 92. His loving wife and friend of 65 years, Norrine (Bystrom) preceded him in death on July 6, 2009. His twin brother, Simeon and 6 other siblings also predeceased him. George is dearly missed by his children, Richard "Dick" (Eugenie) Schott of West Yarmouth, MA; Dr. Nancy Schott of Columbus, OH; Barbara J. (Larry) Senn of Jamestown, NY; six grandchildren, Susannah (Nate) Criser of West Yarmouth, MA; Amanda (Tom) Price of Charlotte, NC; Kate (Jeff) David of Sacramento, CA; Elizabeth Tussing of Columbus, OH; Ryan (Kelly) Senn of Randolph, NJ; Laura (Adam) Miller of Tonawanda, NY; 4 great grandchildren, Abby Criser, Noel Criser, Benjamin Price and Grant Price; brother, Everett W. Schott of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Frank (Dorie) Bystrom of Hobe Sound, FL; friend and colleague, Sherman Moreland III; along with several nieces, nephews and beloved caregivers, Laura, Pat, Porky, Roxanne, Marcia and Jessica. Mr. Schott was a 1942 graduate of Colgate University and a 1943 graduate of Cornell Law School (J. D.). He spent his first 2 years of his practice in New York City with the law firm of Donavan, Leisure, Newton and Lumbard of 2 Wall Street, but returned to Elmira and Marine Midland Bank where he worked as a mortgage officer while continuing a limited practice of law until 1966. He left the bank to open his own law office and to manage the Chemung County Office of the Ithaca based Tompkins and Watkins Abstract Corporation. In 1970 he started his own abstract business, T. W. and C. Abstract Corporation, which he sold in 1988 to the Rochester, based Monroe Title Insurance Corporation and continued to work part time for them until September 16, 2002 when he retired. Mr. Schott was a past President of the Chemung County Bar Association and an officer of the Chemung County Cerebral Palsy Association. He was an active member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church where he taught the adult Sunday School class for over 20 years and served a term as President of the Church Council. He and his wife were members of Bethany Lutheran Church at the time of his death where he was also an active member. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service honoring his life on Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 11:00 AM in the Bethany Lutheran Church 256 South Walnut Street Elmira, NY 14904. Reverend Abigail Zang Hoffman will officiate. A Luncheon/Reception will follow immediately in the Fellowship Hall. George will be laid to rest with his beloved Norrine at 2 PM at the Woodlawn Cemetery where Reverend Hoffman will offer the committal prayers. In lieu of flowers please make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning, NY 14830 or to the Bethany Lutheran Church. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010
SCHRINER Kenneth T. Schriner, Sr.
of Wellsburg, NY, went to be with his Lord on Sunday,
September 11, 2011, at his home surrounded by his family. He was the loving
husband of Jo L. (Harlan) Schriner. The couple married January 30, 1999 and had
11 happy years together. Ken was born on March 14, 1927 in Williamsport, PA son
of the late Joseph and Margaret (Bartlett) Schriner. He was a World War II US
Navy veteran, serving his country in the Pacific Theatre. After the war, Ken
worked for General Motors in Rochester, NY at the Rochester Products Plant,
where he worked on the maintenance staff, and he retired in 1985. Ken and Jo
attended Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church where he was head usher for eight years
and was known as the "Candy Man" to all the children because he
always had candy to give. He was a member of the Elmira VFW and the Wellsburg
Fire Company. Ken enjoyed the outdoors and hunting, woodworking and tinkering
around in his garage. Ken is survived by his wife, Jo; his children: Kenneth T.
(Bonnie) Schriner, Jr. of Williamsport, PA, Ronald E. (Jane) Long of Geneseo,
NY, Jo Ellen (Joe) Wollner of Wisconsin, Jim (Sherrie) Newns of Erin, NY, Jina
Winter of Wisconsin, Steven (Jessica) Nero of Maryland, and Frank (Amy) Nero of
Gillett, PA; 22 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren; his sister, Thelma (Max)
Feeher of Florida; his brother, Donald (Elsie) Schriner of Williamsport, PA;
along with several nieces and nephews. Ken was preceded in death by his
parents; his wife, Leona (Ross) Schriner; his daughters: Nancy Fischer, Nancy
Sweeney, Barbara Bohrer; and his sister, Mary. Family and friends are welcome
to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14, 2011, at the Bentley
Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett, PA. The funeral service
to honor Ken's life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 15th, at
the church with his Pastor, Rev. Robert Wuethrich, officiating. Burial will be
in Woodlawn Cemetery with Military Honors given by the Chemung County Veterans
Honor Guard. The Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY has
been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made in Ken's
memory to the Bentley Creek Wesleyan Church, 13255 Berwick Turnpike, Gillett,
PA 16925 or to Guthrie Hospice, 421 Tomahawk Rd., Towanda, PA
18848. Star Gazette – September 13, 2011
SCHUMANN - PERSONIUS, Marie S.
Age 95 of Elmira, New York. Mrs. Personius was born November 6, 1913 in New York, NY, daughter of the late Felix and Etelka (Little) Schumann and died Saturday, March 28, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Marie was the great-granddaughter of Robert and Clara Schumann, the composer and pianist. She was predeceased by her husband, William, in 1993; and brothers, Robert and Walter Schumann. She is survived by her sister, Claire Albee of Virginia Beach, VA; and her children and their spouses, Gretchen and Preston Orr of North Branch, MI, Robert I. and Doris Personius of Elmira, Walter and Susan Personius of Fredericksburg, VA; 10 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Personius joined the First Methodist Church in 1936 and was actively involved there, as well as Christ United Methodist Church when the churches merged in 1968. She served the church in many capacities and in 2002 was chosen lay person of the year. Marie was also a volunteer and leader for many years with the Girl and Boy Scouts, Tanglewood Nature Center, Second Place East, Meals on Wheels, Arnot Ogden Memorial Auxiliary and Chemung County Audubon Society. In 1987, she and her husband, Bill were honored as Chemung County Senior Citizens of the year. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, March 31st, from 2 to 4 p.m. Her funeral and committal service will follow at 4 p.m. Rev. Michael Weeden will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marie through donations to the New Beginnings United Methodist Church Building Fund, 330 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Her family would like to thank the staffs of Woodbrook and the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the kind and loving care given to Marie. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/30/2009
SCHUSLER Marion Schusler Justic
age 98, a longtime resident of Elmira, died Tuesday October 29, 2013 at 3 AM, at her daughter's home in Waipahu, HI. Born on May 20, 1915, Marion was the daughter of Joseph & Minnie Kakritz Schusler. She was married to John (Duke) Justic and mourned his loss early in their retirement,1980. Marion graduated from Buffalo University, as a Registered Nurse and worked many years with Dr. Christastie in Elmira. In her retirement she spent summers in NH with her son, grandson, granddaughter and 5 great grandchildren, and her winters in HI with her daughter and many friends she made while there. She was predeceased by brothers Edward Schusler, Gerald (Buck) Schusler, Raymond Schusler, sisters Florence Schusler, Alice Keough, Eileen Halm, Geraldine Platou, Helen Baldwin, Dorothy Schusler; daughter-in-law Sharon Kennedy Justic, and her loving husband Duke. Survivors include daughter Merna of Waipahu, HI; son Terry Lee of Manchester, NH, his son Terry Eric and wife Carol and their two daughters of Bedford, NH; Terry Lee's daughter Shannon and husband Jason Nivers and their three sons of Manchester and Concord, NH. Others survivors include Marion's brother-in-law Clifford Halm and many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake Street at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, November 11th from 10 to 11:30 am. Her funeral service will follow at 11:30. Rev. Richard Hubbard will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will be Tuesday, November 12th at 9 am in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Marion through donations to the 1st United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Star Gazette – November 3, 2013
SCHUYLER Lillian M.
Age 63 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 9, 1949 in Elmira, daughter of the late George and Alice (Millspaugh) Schuyler and diedSaturday, October 27, 2012 at Strong Memorial Hospital, Rochester, NY after a brief illness. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her sister Jean Moody. Lillian is survived by her Husband of 41 years, Willie Mattox; daughter Melissa Ross; sons Michael Mattox, Clyde Schuyler and Shane Mattox; grandchildren Makala, Kylie, Little Michael, Caden, Desiree, Branden, Little Willie, Clyde, Jr., Nigle, Nevaeh and Onika; sisters Patricia Schuyler, Mary Wilson and Juanita Schuyler; brothers Warren, Ronald and John Schuyler; 1 great grandchild; several nieces and nephews. Lillian retired from Finger Lakes DDSO in December 2011 and loved bowling and bingo. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, November 1st from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 31, 2012
KENNETH A. SCHWAB, age 82 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born October 24, 1932 in Elmira, son of the late Audley and Doris (Whiting) Schwab and passed away Saturday, January 10, 2015 at Elderwood Nursing Home, Waverly, NY. He was predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Josephine in 2012 and is survived by his sister, Judy (Frank) Sabin of Weirsdale, FL, along with several nieces and nephews including the following whom he and Josephine helped raise; Terry and Donna Gooshaw of Millerton, PA with children Andrew and Jeremy (Dawn); Rick and Julie Gooshaw of Elmira Heights; Heidi Gooshaw of Canisteo with children Shawn and Susan; Todd and Nicole Gooshaw of Weirsdale, FL with son Christopher; and grandsons Branden and Brian Gooshaw of Elmira Heights. Kenneth was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church. He graduated from Edison High School, retired Sgt. from Monterey Shock Camp with the NYS Dept. of Corrections; was a veteran of Korea serving with the U.S. Navy Seabees and was a member of the American Legion Post 154 and the Catholic War Veterans Post 1178 both in Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, January 17th from 10 am to 12 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 12 noon. Rev. Scott Kubinski will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers those wishing to may make a donation to the American Cancer Society, PO Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/14/2015
SCOPES Shirley Ann
Age 71 of Elmira Heights, NY, died Tuesday, February 26, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents, Edgar B. and Myrtle "Peg" (Eames) Scopes; and companion, Lenny Besecker. Shirley is survived by her sister, Pearl Shellenberger of Elmira; nephews, Edward J. Cook of Elmira, Raymond L. (Kathy) Cook of Horseheads; niece, Connie (Don) Simmons of Colorado; along with several great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. Shirley retired from Thatcher Glass and Anchor Glass with over 30 years of service. It was her request that her services be private for her family. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/29/2008.
ACTIVE LIFE COMES TO END Fred Schornstheimer, One of City’s Most Esteemed
Business Men, Takes His Life in Fit of Despondency.
Fred SCHORNSTHEIMER, one of Elmira’s best known citizens, residing in apartments at Lake and Clinton streets, was found dead yesterday afternoon at his home. Mr. Schornstheimer was discovered in the bath room with his jugular vein severed. He had taken his life with a sharp bread knife. It is said that Mr. Schornstheimer has been despondent for some time past. He suffered a paralytic seizure four years ago and has been in ill health since. Three months ago Mr.Schornstheimer sustained a fractured leg as the result of a fall down the stairs at his home. He suffered a second paralytic attack a short time ago. Mr. Schornsteimer at one time was county clerk. He also served as president of the Elmira Wholesale Grocery Company. For some time he was associated with Adam Stampp in the Schornsteimer and Stampp grocery store at Lake and Clinton streets. The business changed hands some time ago. Mr. Schornsteimer was sixty years old. He was born in Wells , Pa., in 1859. He is survived by two brothers, Peter Schornsteimer, jr., of this city and Henry Schornsteimer of San Francisco, and three sisters, Mrs. J. E. Blaise of New York city; Mrs. Carol Dobberstein of Utica, and Mrs. Ella M. Lappe of this city. The decedent had been a member of Union Lodge, No. 95, F & A.M. many years. Mr. Schornstheimer was highly esteemed by a wide circle of friends. He was one of Elmira’s substantial business men, and a loyal citizen. Ill health gradually undermined his strong constitution, and of late of the most part he has been confined to his home. The change from active business life had a depressing effect. Elmirans acquainted with Fred Schornstheimer knew him to be a man of many good qualities. He was loyal and charitable, possessing a happy nature, which endeared him to all who had the honor of his acquaintance. The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 2:30 p.m. and will be private. The Rev. R. Vieweg will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery in the family plot.
MISS GRACE L. SCOTT, 69 of 370 W. Gray St., Saturday, May 21, 1955. She was a member of the Epworth Methodist Church and the Elmira Rebekah Lodge. Survived by three nephews, Frank L. Scott and Harry L. Scott of Oneonta and Scott L. Razey of Kingston, N.Y. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where friends may call after 2 this afternoon. Funeral services Monday at 3:30. The Rev. Ernest Butterfield. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 5/22/1955
SCOTT - STEINER, Lucile Scott
Of Voorheesville, NY, 92, died at home surrounded by her loving family on April 24th. Born in Elmira, NY to the late Madge and Walter Scott, Lucile graduated from the Elmira Business Institute in 1936. She married John Steiner the same year. She lived the majority of her life in Elmira as a wonderful mother and homemaker. She moved three years ago to Voorheesville, NY to live with her daughter, Madge Devine and family. Lucile is survived by her children, Gail Haner of Hilton Head Island, SC, Madge Devine (Terence) of Voorheesville, NY, Reid Steiner (Betsy) of Kohola Coast, Hawaii, and Scott Steiner (Kathy) of Raleigh, NC. She is also survived by ten grandchildren, fifteen great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild expected in November. Her loving dogs, Chloe, Zeus, and Teddy, will miss her greatly. The family would like to thank Fred Cardone, Lucile's neighbor in Elmira, for his loving and devoted care. A Funeral Service will be held at St. Matthew's Catholic Church in Voorheesville, NY on Saturday, April 26th, at 11:00 a.m. Relatives and friends are also invited to celebrate a graveside ceremony at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY on Monday, April 28th, at 1:00 p.m. We will meet at the Walnut St. entrance of the cemetery at that time before processing to the gravesite together. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Community Hospice of Albany County, 445 New Karner Road, Albany, NY 12205. Published in the Star-Gazette from 4/25/2008 - 4/26/2008.
SCOTT Winfield S. – Winfield S. Scott, a veteran engineer of the Tioga division of the Erie Railroad, died Wednesday at 1:30 o’clock at the family home in Elmira, after an extended illness, aged 68 years. Mr. Scott was best known to the railroad men and his many friends as “Daddy” Scott and his service on the Erie extended nearly 50 years until he was retired on a pension a few years ago. His first position on the Erie was a fireman on the Tioga division in 1866, when the family resided at Blossburg. They formerly resided at Pittsburg, where “Daddy” Scott was born. He was employed four years as a fireman and was then promoted as an engineer in the freight service. In 1889 he was promoted to the passenger train service as an engineer, running from Blossburg to Elmira. During his forty-eight years to service on the Erie, “Daddy” Scott never missed a “run” on his train, nor was he ever late or required a second rail for his daily train duty. He held an enviable record for faithful service. He was a member of the Bloss Lodge F. & A.M., and the B. of L.E. The surviving family includes his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Edith S. Harvey, of Elmira, and a son, John H. Scott, of Kane, two sisters, Mrs. P.H. Stratton, of Blossburg, and Mrs. Jennie S. Lewis, of Johnson City. The funeral was held at the family home Friday at 2 p.m., Rev. V.E. Legg officiating. Wellsboro Agitator, 6 Feb 1918.
SCHULTZ Robert L. Age 71, of Elmira, NY. He was born January 8, 1935 in Bloomsburg, PA, son of the late Myron and Bertill (Williams) Schultz, and died Sunday, September 17, 2006. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service on Wednesday, September 27th, at 10 a.m. in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Allison "Al" SCHUTT Sr. with video tribute -
Allison Lemuel (Al) Schutt Sr, 95 years formerly of 78 Winfield St, Corning, NY went to his eternal rest, Friday, February 18, 2005 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born May 25, 1909 in Halsey Valley, NY, the son of the late John and Coral Grover Schutt. He had attended the Tioga Center Schools. Allison and Loretta Quail were married December 31, 1934 in Elmira, NY, celebrating 41 years of marriage prior to her death on August 13, 1975. During his lifetime, Al had many ventures from a fruit vendor, to a milkman (delivering by horse & wagon), to a shoe salesman, Penn and Lehigh Valley Railroad and then was employed as a crane operator for General Electric Foundry until he relocated in Corning in 1948. In 1949 he purchased property on Winfield Street and began a Scrap Recycling and Used Car business, operating until his retirement in 1974. In the 50's he also ventured into establishing a dance hall "Brookside Hall" in Tioga, PA, promoting acts by Doug & Rusty Kershaw, Marvin Rainwater, Wilma Lee & Stoney Cooper. Also proprietor of the Central Hotel in Corning, NY. His interest and hobby was Race Cars. Al owned and raced cars for 17 years. He began racing in the 60's with a dirt car, racing in Chemung & Dundee, he also ran modified (70's & 80's) at Owego and the Northern Racing Circuit, racing with drivers; Geoff Bodine, Jimmy Spencer, Richie Evans, Dutch Hoagg and Maynard Troyer. Noted drivers that drove for Al were, Don Whalen, Billy Griffin, Sonny Lanford and Mike Lozier. He also owned a late model that Freddy Quail drove. Surviving his daughter & son-in-law; Betty & Bob Crasper of Inverness, FL, Sons & daughters-in-law; Allison (Sonny) & Annie Schutt, Roy & Mary Schutt and Floyd & Teresa Schutt all of Corning, NY. Also several grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren. Two brothers; Stanley Schutt of Savona, NY and Phillip Schutt of Ocala, FL. Also several nieces, nephews and cousins. He was predeceased by daughters; Mary Ann Schutt, Joyce Iannarilli and Barbara Tallarida. Sisters; Mildred Mangan, Mary Worth, and brothers; Robert Schutt, Warren Schutt and Merle Schutt.
Allison attended the Wesleyan Methodist Church, was a past member of the Corning Lodge of the Moose, and was a social member of the Corning VFW and member of the NASCAR Association. Allison was full of life and his family was a very important part of his life. He enjoyed sitting around the table telling stories of his childhood and loved listening to "Family News". He lived for his family and friends and would do anything possible to help those in need. He will be loved always and missed dearly. Friends may call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St, Corning, NY, Thursday, February 24, 2005 from 2-4pm and 7-9pm. A Funeral Service will be held at the Calvary Baptist Church, Gibson, NY, Friday, February25, 2005 at 10:00am, Rev. Jeffery Becker, officiating and Jamie A. Bond Vocalist. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family would appreciate Memorial Donations be given in Al's name to American Cancer Society, 1400 Winton Rd. North, Rochester, NY, 14609-5896.
SCHWEIZER Ernest Aviation Pioneer and Co-Founder of Schweizer Aircraft Corporation Age 88 of Sing Sing Rd., Horseheads died at home, Sunday, June 11, 2000. He is survived by his wife of over 56 years, Mrs. Eileen (Weed) Schweizer; daughters and sons-in-law, Susan & Robert Evans of Horseheads, NY, Sally & Steven Lese of Horseheads, NY and Julie & Marc Shepherd of Pine City, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Les & Bonnifer Schweizer of Cayuta, NY; grandchildren, Kristopher Evans of Horseheads, NY, Sarah (Richard) Whitson of Liverpool, NY, Shane Lese and Shelby Lese, both of Horseheads, NY, Kirsten Shepherd and Drew Shepherd, both of Pine City, NY, Tambi Schweizer of Elmira, NY, Lindsey (Gregory) Marks of Cleveland, OH and Kyle Schweizer of Cayuta, NY; great-grandson, Peter Whitson; brothers, Paul (Virginia) Schweizer of Big Flats, NY and William (Margaret) Schweizer of Elmira, NY; brother-in-law, Raphael Martinez of Horseheads, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Ernie was also predeceased by his sisters, Helen Pataki and Emily Martinez. Mr. Schweizer was the designer and engineer of numerous Schweizer Sailplanes and Airplanes. He was President of Schweizer Aircraft Corp. since its' inception until his retirement in 1978. As a member of the Soaring Hall of Fame, Ernie has received numerous awards in the Soaring World both nationally and internationally. He was also an artist who enjoyed working with mediums of pewter, metal and wood. Some of his sculptures are still displayed throughout the County as a tribute to Aviation and Soaring. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, June 14, 2000 from 2-4 and 7-9:00 PM. His funeral Service will take place in Horseheads First United Methodist Church, 1034 W. Broad St., Horseheads on Thursday, June 15, 2000 at 4:00 PM with the Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the American Parkinson Disease Assoc., 1250 Hylan Blvd., Suite 4B, Staten Island, NY 10305; A.O.M.C. Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira, NY or the Multiple Sclerosis of Chemung Valley, c/o: Grace Episcopal Church, Corner of Church & Davis St., Elmira, NY 14901.
PAUL SCHWEIZER, 75 of Town of Big Flats, Elmira ED 1, Saturday, July 6, 1957. He attended the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Raphael Martinez of Horseheads and Mrs. John Pataki of Peekskill; sons, Ernest of Horseheads, Paul A. of Big Flats and William of Elmira, Friends may call at family home today, 3 t0 5 and 7 to 10 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Benjamin Klauser. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/7/1957
OF FREDERICK SCHWEPPE.
His Long Illness Terminated Yesterday Noon.
"At noon yesterday occurred the death of Frederick Schweppe, one of
Elmira's best known German citizens
and businessmen. Mr. Schweppe had been ill since last January and although his strong constitution and determined will made a great struggle against death, a complication of diseases preyed upon his vitality until he was forced to lay down the contest and quietly passed into rest.
Mr. Schweppe was fifty five years of age, having been born in Germany near Hanover April 4, 1837. He came to this country in July, 1865, and spent nine years in and about New York city working at his trade as a fresco painter. In 1874 he was sent to this city by his employer to fresco the Second national bank. Upon the completion of this work he decided to remain in Elmira and soon established the business which has now grown to quite extensive proportions. He was ever an upright businessman, a public spirited citizen, a courteous gentleman and a faithful friend. He was married in Germany to Eleanore Johansmeyer and they have had six children of whom two sons Fred, jr., and Henry, and two daughters, Mrs. [William] Jacob Duhl and Miss Laura, with his wife survive him. Mr. Schweppe was a member of the Masons, I.O.O.F., and B.P.O.E., and the Saengerbund, all of which organizations will attend the funeral in a body. The funeral will be held to-morrow afternoon at 2 o'clock, and will probably be in charge of the Masonic order."
birth: Schweppe. Date of death: Sunday, Oct. 2, 1892.
Source: The Daily Advertiser, Monday, October 3, 1892. Transcribed from microfilm by Barbara Ann Ross
"BURIAL OF FREDERICK SCHWEPPE.
It Was Held This Morning and Was Very Largely Attended.
"The funeral of the late Frederick Schweppe, one of this city's most honored citizens, was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the family residence on Carroll Street. The obsequies were among the most largely attended ever held in this city, which attests the high esteem in which the deceased was held. The members of the Elmira lodge, No. 62, B.P.O. Elks, Union lodge, No. 95 and Elmira Saengerbund, of which societies the deceased was a member, attended the funeral in a body. The funeral sermon was preached by the Rev. T.K. Beecher in his usual touching and impressive manner. The Elmira Saengerbund sang several appropriate hymns. At the conclusion of Mr. Beecher's remarks, the Masons took charge of the remains and performed their burial ritual. The floral offerings were many and most beautiful. The Elks sent a most magnificent design, in the form of an Elk's head. The head was composed of tube roses, the antlers being of purple pansies. The head is surrounded by a broken wreath of blush roses, and at one end is tied a lavender satin ribbon bearing the letters of the order. The back ground of the beautiful design is composed entirely of ivy leaves with a border of exquisite pink roses. Among the other floral designs are a large spray of white roses from Mrs. F. Hager; a basket of La Pearle roses and ferns from Mr. and Mrs. William Singerhoff; a large pillow bearing the inscription "Father" from the family; bouquet from Mrs. Gohring; a cycle of yellow roses on a large standard composed of ferns from Mrs. Louis Sheidlen and sister, Miss Emma Sheidlen; a wreath of flowers, Mrs. Henry Haupt and Mrs. John Duhl; a basket of beautiful cut flowers from Mrs. Louis Freudenheim and Mrs. C.D. Metzger; lyre from the Saengerbund; sheaf of wheat from Mr. and Mrs. Edward Kennedy; large floral design from the German Democratic club of which the deceased was an earnest member; spray of white roses and white carnations from Mr. and Mrs. John Young; bouquet from Mrs. Franz Zimmerman; a design in the shape of a harp from Mr. and Mrs. Herman Heine. There were besides these, elegant designs from the Masons and Saengerbund societies. The pall bearers were masons. The funeral cortege was one of the largest ever seen in the city. The interment was in Woodlawn cemetery."
Transcribed by Barbara Ann Ross from an undated newspaper clipping in a scapbook in the collection of the Chemung Valley Historical Museum. Date of clipping is probably Tuesday, Oct. 4, 1892.
Mrs Laura SCHWEPPE Lonergan.
"Mrs. Laura Schweppe Lonergan, wife of John S. Lonergan, the East Water Street barber, died at her home, 456 Carroll Street, today. She had been in ill health for some time. Mrs. Lonergan was formerly Miss Laura Schweppe, a daughter of the late Fred Schweppe. She was a sister of Police Commissioner Frederick J. Schweppe [Jr.] and Henry C. Schweppe. Her mother is still living. She had been married about three years to Mr. Lonergan."
Birth name: Eleonore Ida Schweppe. (nickname: Laura)
Date of death: March 11, 1905.
Cause of death: phenol poisoning (suicide) (source: Woodlawn cemetery records, family information)
Source: Elmira Gazette & Free Press, March 11, 1905.
Transcribed by Barbara Ann Ross
SCIPIO - PARKER
Betty R. Age 61, of Elmira, NY. She was born May 4, 1945 in Columbia, SC, daughter of the late Clotel and David Scipio, and died Wednesday, February 7, 2007, unexpectedly at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her sister, Ellweez (Walter) Scipio-Lanson of Long Island, NY; sons, Larry (Toni) Parker, David Taylor and Michael Parker, Jr., all of Elmira; daughter, Alice (Jemar) McCoy of Elmira; stepdaughters, Michele (Carl) Johnson of Elmira, and Melissa Brown of Columbia, SC; 11 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousin and devoted friends. Betty was a dedicated member of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira, on Friday, February 16th from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Johnny Vaughn will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
AARON SCUDDER formerly of Elmira died at the family home in Woodbury Heights, N.J. Wednesday afternoon, Mar. 10, 1937. Mr. Scudder was an employee of the Eire Railroad. He is survived by his wife and a son, Kenneth. The body will arrive in Elmira early Friday morning and will be taken to the Harrington Funeral Home where a service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/11/1937
HENRY S. SCUDDER, 80 of 1308 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 1954. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Charlotte (Lottie) Scudder; sons, Dr. Harvey I. Scudder of Savannah, Ga., Dr. Walter T. Scudder of Beaufort, S.C.; niece, Mrs. Josephine VanBrunt of Richmond, Va.; nephew, Leslie Scudder of Beaver Dams; two grandchildren. Body at Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads and this morning will be removed to the family home where friends may call after 1 p.m. today. Funeral there Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William H. Willits. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1954
SCUDDER Mary E - Mrs. Mary E. Bennett
Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Scudder-Bennett, widow of Soloman Bennett who were residents at 220 West Second street, in this city many years, died Monday at the home of her niece, Rita Lloyd Scudder at Doylestown, Pa., aged about eighty years. She leaves no immediate relatives. Mrs. Bennett removed from Elmira about 1908. The late Mark Scudder, formerly of Elmira, show died October 20, last in Doylestown, Pa., was a brother of the decedent, and also was buried in the family plot in Woodlan Cemetery. The remains were removed to the Campbell undertaking rooms Thursday and the funeral was held at Woodlawn chapel, Thursday. Burial in the family plot in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY May 23, 1920
MISS SARAH LIBBIE SCUDDER, 82, of Doylestown, Pa., formerly of Elmira, Saturday evening, July 15, 1950 at the home of a brother, Wheeler L. Scudder of Doylestown. A native of Elmira, she was the daughter of Mack and Maria Lord Scudder. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and a member of Trinity Church. Survived by sister, Mrs. Irene Kenyon of New York City; brothers, Wheeler of Doylestown, Daniel of New Britain, Pa., Theodore Scudder of Wilmington, De. Funeral services Tuesday 8 p.m. at the home of her brother, Wheeler Scudder of Doylestown. Interment services Wednesday 2:30 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/17/1950