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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FRANK S. SEAFUSE, 72 of 566 Thompson St., Sunday, April 22, 1945. Survived by wife, Mrs. Harriet Seafuse; brothers, Dr. Samuel M. Seafuse of Elmira, Smith Seafuse of Millport and Edwin Vedder of Bentley Creek; son, Charles F. Seafuse of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Edna Watkins of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the family home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. Rev. Bruce Pierce. Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/1945
SEAFUSE, Dr. Merton E.
59, a practicing physician in Elmira for many years, died Thursday at 2 p.m. at the family home, 542 Pennsylvania Avenue. He was a member of Ivy Lodge, F. & A. M., the New York & Pennsylvania Medical Societies; the Bradford, Pa., County Medical Society & of Centenary Methodist Episcopal Church. He is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Hazel Hanselman of Ithaca; a son, Merton E. of Elmira; three brothers, Dr. Samuel, Frank & Smith, of Elmira & two half brothers, Ernest Enman of Elmira & Edward Vetter of Bentley Creek, Pa. The remains repose in the Holly & Phillips funeral home until Saturday night, when they will be removed to the family home. The funeral will be held in the family home Monday at 2:30 p.m. The Rev. C.G. McConnell will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Committal service by Ivy Lodge, F& A. M. - Dr. Merton Seafuse died May 9, 1929.
SEAFUSE MERTON E.
Age 80, formerly of the College Apts., Wednesday, July 24, 1985. There will be no calling hours. Funeral & Committal Services will be held at the convenience of the family. Dr. Howard Johnson will officiate. Burial, Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements by Holly-Keck Funeral Home. He is survived by a sister, Mrs. George (Hazel) Hanselman of Ithaca. Mr. Seafuse was a former employee of Marine Midland Trust & a member of Jesse L. Cooley Lodge #966 F & AM; also the AARP.
SEAFUSE - Ruth Esther, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Merton E. Seafuse, died at the family home 524 Pennsylvania avenue Saturday afternoon at 4 o'clock, aged thirteen years. She had been ill some time and every effort was made to restore her to health. The decedent was a graduate of School No. Nine last June and was of a pleasing disposition, whose death is mourned by a large circle of young friends. She is survived by her parents, a sister Hazel and a brother, Merton, Jr. The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 3 p.m. The Rev. H. A. Depfer of St. Lukes’ church will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Sept 23, 1911)
SEAFUSE Dr. Samuel M., 80, of 1005 Walnut St. Saturday, Oct. 29, 1949. He was the husband of the late Cora Mason Seafuse. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Cora Drake & Miss Doris M. Seafuse of Elmira, Mrs. Howard Garman of Canisteo, Mrs. Carl F. Fenton of Tupper Lake; half-sister, Mrs. Edna Watkins of Elmira; half-brother, Edward Vetter of Columbia Cross Roads; seven grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren. The body is at the family home, where friends may call until Tuesday noon, & where private funeral will be held Tuesday, 3 p.m. The Rev. William H Willits. Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers.
SEALS Sarah Elizabeth [Seals] Fitch
Age 76 of Elmira, NY. Sarah departed this life and joined her Heavenly Father on Monday, October 11, 2010, surrounded by her children. She was born on October 21, 1933 to the late James R. and Irene (Jones) Seals, Sr. in Charleston, WV. She moved to Elmira, NY in August 1951. On September 6, 1952, she was united in Holy Matrimony to William Augustus Fitch and from this union five children were born. After 41 years of marriage, Sarah became a widow on February 23, 1994. Sarah loved God and was confident in her walk with Him. For well over 35 years, Sarah was a faithful member at Frederick Douglas A.M.E. Zion Church. She served diligently on the Steward Board, Missionary Society, as a Class Leader, President of the Usher Board, General Claims secretary and in the kitchen ministry. Sarah was also a member in the Nannie Burrough's Club. Besides her work in the church, Sarah was employed at the A&P Factory for 17 years, Trayer Products for 3 years and Caregivers as a Home Health Aide for 10 years. Sarah leaves a legacy of love and excellence to her children, Denise E. (Willie Leon) Jackson, Robert A. (Carmen) Fitch and Ramona K. Fitch; eight grandchildren, four adopted grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. In addition to her parents and husband, she was predeceased in death by her daughter, Regina; and son, William Fitch, Jr.; and her three brothers. Sarah's children wish to acknowledge the staff on the 5-C Skilled Nursing Floor at Saint Joseph's hospital for their excellent care given to their mother. She loved you all so very much. Thank you to the staff in the Intensive Care Unit for the compassion extended during Mom's final hours. Special blessings to Dr. Francisco Corbalon and Nurse Vickie Leverton who have become permanent members of the Fitch family. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, October 15th, from 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held Saturday, October 16th, at 12:00 Noon at Word Of Faith Church Of God In Christ, 356 W. Thurston Street, Elmira. Pastor Pendexter D. Mack and Reverend Roosevelt Simmons officiating. Committal Prayers and Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. - Elmira Star Gazette, October 14, 2010
JAY A. SEAMAN, 75 of Lansdowne, Pa. formerly of Elmira, Monday, Dec. 18, 1961. He was a member of First Presbyterian Church, Elmira and a former Pennsylvania Railroad employee. Survived by wife, Mrs. Mildred Smith Seaman. Body will be removed Wednesday to Smith & Fudge Funeral Home. Funeral there Friday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Martin D. Hardin Jr. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 12/20/1961
SEARLES - MRS. EVA S. HAMMOND
Mrs. Eva Searles Hammond died Friday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. F. N. Benson of 558 Thompson Street, after an extended illness. The decedent was born at Daggett, Pa., in 1854 and has been a resident of Elmira since 1909. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Disciples, where she was a teacher of the Loyal Women’s Bible Class. She was a member of the Elmira Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F. She is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Leah Benson; two sons, Ray F. and Ross C. Hammond; a brother J. A. Searles and five grandchildren all of Elmira. Mrs. Hammond was of a Christian character and had the respect and confidence of all those who knew her. The funeral will be held at the First Church of Christ, Disciples, Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock. The Rev. C. M. Kreidler is to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Members of Elmira Rebekah Lodge, I.O.O.F., will meet in the Queen City Lodge. I.O.O.F., parlors, on South Main Street, tonight at 8 o’clock to arrange for the funeral of Mrs. Eva S. Hammond. (handwritten on article Sept 28, 1923)
SEARLES John E
Following from Janet Loftus
August 10, 1909 Elmira Star-Gazette
John E. Searles died at noon today at the family home 331 Soper Street. Notice of funeral will be given later.
August 11, 1909 Elmira Star-Gazette
The funeral of John E. Searles was held this afternoon at the home on Soper Street. The Rev. H.I. Andrews officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery with members of the GAR and survivors of the 107th NY Volunteers in attendance.
SEBASTYAN - SWIMELAR, Shirley M.
Age 67, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Thursday, December 24, 2009, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on January 19, 1942 in Blossburg, PA to the late Joseph and Blanche (Wilson) Sebastyan. Shirley was predeceased by her sister, Nancy Green. Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Todd and Cindy Swimelar of Bath; grandchildren, Todd Swimelar Jr. of Erin, Cody Swimelar and Breeann Swimelar, both of Bath; and great-granddaughter, Olyvia Swimelar of Erin. Shirley was a lifelong member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, December 29th, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Rev. Patrick Holder officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in Star-Gazette on December 27, 2009
SECHRIST CATHERINE A. ROBERTSHAW
Catherine A. Age 54, of Evergreen Lane, Erin, NY, died Monday, February 26, 2007, in her home with her loving family by her side. Catherine was born in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late William and Beverly (Mae) Sechrist. Survivors include her husband, Jack of 34 years; daughter, Jackie (Sean) Greenawalt of Horseheads, NY; son, Andrew Robertshaw of Breesport, NY; grandchildren, Alexandria and Dylan Greenawalt of Horseheads; brother, Steve Sechrist of Elmira; brothers and sisters-in-law, Shirley Sealy of Syracuse, Dorothy Lyon of Elmira, George (Kathy) Robertshaw of Hornell, Daniel (Lisa) Robertshaw of Big Flats, Mary (Dale) Osterhout of Elmira, Joseph (Gloria) Robertshaw of Elmira, and Charles (Patricia) Robertshaw of Millport; 22 nieces and nephews; 26 great-nieces and nephews; very special friend, Wayne Patno. Catherine was predeceased by her brother, James Sechrist; mother and father-in-law, George (Bertha) Robertshaw. Catherine was a 1972 graduate of Horseheads High School. Catherine was a longtime member of the Glad Tidings Christian Life Church in Horseheads, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, March 1, 2007, from 2-4 and 6-8 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Internment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations can be made to American Diabetes Association, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.
SECHRIST, Mary Elizabeth - Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McCann of 120 Orchard Street, died Monday afternoon, July 20, 1936, following an extended illness. She was born Dec. 27, 1867, the daughter of Joel and Priscilla Sechrist of Steam Valley, Pa. Mrs. McCann is survived by her husband, John McCann, two daughters, Mrs. Lavoy Devoe, Elmira and Mrs. Leo Moore, Pine City; three sons, Charles Anderson, Elmira; George McCann, Millerton; John McCann, Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. James McCann, Wellsburg; Mrs. George Lehman, Philadelphia; three brothers, John Sechrist, Blossburg; James Krotzer, Elmira; Miles Krotzer, Williamsport. Several grandchildren and six great grandchildren also survive. The family formerly resided at Jackson Summit, Pa. The body is in the Holly funeral home where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. L. Williams, Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Barb Conrad
SECHRIST –SARAH ANN SECHRIST DECKER age 95 of Bethany Court Yard, Horseheads, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, was blessed into the beloved hands of her Lord, Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. Sarah was the beloved daughter of the late William H. and Nancy Moore Sechrist. She was born in Trout Run, PA, December 28, 1905 and she is the loving wife of the late Bruce Decker whom predeceased her in 1988. Surviving Sarah are several loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Bruce; brother, Joel, Ronald, Clifford, Victor, Grant; sisters, Lilly McCann and Beatrice Kaiser. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Friday, May 31, 2002 2:00 - 4:00 PM and 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be shared at the conclusion of the calling hours at 8:00 PM. The Rev. David Hayes will officiate. Interment will follow at a time convenient with the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Sarah was a very active and devoted member of the Centenary United Methodist Church. She was proud to be the legal secretary of the Gaylord Riggs Law Office and she was an accomplished seamstress. Flower arrangements are gratefully declined, those wishing may make memorials in Sarah's name to the Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 South Main Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette
SECUNDA - MILLER
Sarah M. A resident of Elmira died Wednesday December 20, 2006 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 92. Born in Wallingford, CT, daughter of Paul & Elizabeth Uzoras Secunda. She was employed for many years at the Remington-Rand. Sarah was the loving wife of George Miller who died in 1986. She was a longtime member of Bethany Lutheran Church, Elmira and enjoyed traveling, caring for her home and crafts. Surviving is her loving family, a brother, Paul Secunda, Austin, TX; sisters, Clara Farmer, Delta Junction, AK; and Martha Beemer, Pine City; nieces Judith (William) Quinn, Barbara (Bruce) Dilorenzo and Cathy Farmer; a nephew, Michael Farmer along with family and church friends which will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, December 27, 2006 between the hours of 2 p.m.–4 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 4 p.m. Her ashes will be interred in Woodlawn Cemetery at her families convenience. Memorial donations may be directed to Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 Walnut St. Elmira, NY 14904 in Sarah's memory.
SEELY, Albert - Albert Seely, an old time resident of this section whose homestead is located near State Line, died at the Home for the Aged in Elmira Tuesday afternoon April 5th, aged 78 years. Mr. Seely was at one time manager of the Home for the Aged but resigned the position and returned to his home a few years ago in the spring of 1901, becoming an inmate of the same institution. His disease was cancer of the stomach and he was ill about two months. He was a man of strict honesty and integrity and was universally honored and esteemed. He leaves a wife and son, William H. Seely. The funeral was held in Elmira Thursday at two o'clock p.m.; burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
SEGUR –EUPHEMIA ‘FAMIE’ MILDRED ANDRUS age 84 of Elmira, NY on Wednesday, March 18, 1998 at home She is survived by her daughter, Crol Mujsce of Bound Brook, NJ; son, Gerald Andrus of San Diego, CA; sister, Dorothy Williams of Canton, PA; brother, Francis Segur of Canton, PA; several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, Fritz Andrus and brother, James Segur; sisters, Eloise Stalker and Florence McIlwain. She was a member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, was involved in numerous church activities and she also enjoyed gardening and rummage sales. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Sunday, March 29, 1998 at 2:00 p.m. at Penna. Ave. United Methodist Church. Rev. Robert Searle will officiate. Those wishing may make memorial contributions in Famie’s name to the Penna. Ave. United Methodist Church Memorial Fund, 1238 Penna. Ave., Pine City, NY. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star Gazette
SEMLER Thomas J.
Age 77, of Horseheads, NY. He was born September 22, 1930 in Elmira, son of the late Gerald and Mary Catherine (Ryan) Semler, and died Thursday, September 18, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sons, Michael Joseph and Gerald David Semler; and daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Semler. Tom is survived by his wife of 55 years, Shirley (Morgan) Semler; children, Donna Pidcoe of Millerton, PA, Gary T. Semler of Elmira, and Daniel P. Semler of Catlin; grandsons, Joseph Pidcoe of Catlin, and Patrick Semler of Elmira; brothers, Robert and David Semler, both of Elmira; sisters, Jeanne Bollen of Elmira, and Mary (Chris) Shelmerdine of Baldwinsville, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Tom retired from Bedford Hills Correctional Facility as Food Service Administrator. He also retired from the U.S. Army as a Sergeant First Class after 20 years. He served one tour in Korea and two tours in Vietnam, being awarded 2 Purple Hearts, 2 Silver Medals and a Bronze Star. Tom was also a member of the American Legion Post 443 Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Monday, September 22nd, from 4 to 7 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, September 23rd, at 1 p.m. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/21/2008
Leonard F. SEVALY died at the family home in Pine City this morning at 6 o'clock, aged seventy-two years. The decedent has resided in Pine City over 40 years and is survived by his son Henry at home and a daughter, Mrs. Jerome Smith of Elmira. The funeral will be held at the home Friday at 1 o'clock. The Rev. C. E. Ferguson of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – June 1, 1910 – buried June 3)
The funeral of Leonard F. Sevaly will be held at the family home in Pine City tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Rev. C. E. Ferguson of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – June 1, 1910)
SEVALY The funeral of Leonard F. Sevaly will be held at the family home in Pine City tomorrow at 1 p.m. The Rev. C. E. Ferguson of the Pennsylvania Avenue Methodist Church will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – June 1, 1910)
SEVERANCE - PARMELEE, Violet Jean (Severance)
Of Elmira, NY, Was born March 25, 1925 in Montdale, PA, the daughter of the late Leo G. and Ethel (Miller) Severance, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, August 30, 2008, at the age of 83. Her parents, Leo and Ethel of Hornell; husband, Eugene H. Parmelee; son, Ronald Parmelee; brothers, Robert and Richard; sister, Marge; and granddaughter, Shannon, all predeceased her. She is survived by her beloved children, Sheri Bollen of Elmira, NY, Jeff Parmelee of North Carolina, Kathy (Jim) Voorhees of Lowman, NY, Pam (John) Pepper of Elmira, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Leona (George) Fronk of Hornell, NY; along with 11 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 14 great-great-grandchildren. Violet was a strong, proud, independent woman who raised 5 children and her grandson, Konrad by herself! She had a great sense of humor and was loved by all and will be deeply missed. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation. (5 p.m.) The Reverend David Daniels will celebrate Violet's service. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations will be accepted to offset the cost of Violet's headstone. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/1/2008
SEYMOUR - CLARK, Agnes S.
Age 85, of Wellsburg, NY, died on Wednesday, October 14, 2009. She is survived by her son, Kevin (Martha) Clark of Pennsauken, NJ; grandchildren, Jacqueline (James) Casey, and Kelly Clark; great-grandchildren, Connor and Cameron; brother, Floyd (Evelyn) Seymour of Elmira, NY; sisters, Mary (Leonard) Jenne of Baldwinsville, NY, and Hilda (Malcolm) Dwyer of Horseheads, NY; also several nieces and nephews. Agnes was predeceased by her husband, Harold Clark; sisters, Florence Hamilton, and Helen Zynn. She taught Sunday School for many years at Elmira Christian Center for mentally challenged individuals. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Monday, October 19, 2009, from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there Monday at 12:00 p.m. The Reverend Belvie White will officiate. Graveside services will follow at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Published in Star-Gazette on October 18, 2009
Mrs. Effie SEYMOUR Clinton of 52 Dewitt avenue, died this morning at 6:30 o'clock at the family home. She is survived by a daughter, Viola; a son, Walter; three brothers, Charles, Edward and Wayde Knoll. The decedent was the mother of Conrad Clinton, the little boy, who was electrocuted by an electric live wire at the power plant on East Water Street, May 2. The funeral will be held at the home Thursday at 2 o'clock. The Rev. Roy Weakland of Horseheads will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article 1923)
SEYMOUR Ernest C.
Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died
on Thursday, April 22, 2010 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on May 23, 1925 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry and Julia (Newbury) Seymour. Ernest is survived by his children, Linda Duvall of FL, Joseph (Barbara) Seymour of Big Flats, Brenda Pearlson of Elmira, Michael Seymour of FL, Robert Seymour of Elmira and Susanne Seymour of Elmira; step-children, Robert Dietrich of Lowman, Donald (Sue) Deitrick of Elmira and Barbara (Walter) Braunbeck of Montoursville, PA; sister, Judith Stepp of Elmira; 30 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson and 2 great-great-granddaughters; along with several nieces, nephews and friends. Ernest was a veteran of the US Navy and was a life long member of the VFW Post #901 and the American Legion Post #443. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, April 26th from 11 AM to 1 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 PM, with Rev. Richard Hack officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 25, 2010
SEYMOUR Phyllis J. Parker
Of Ulster, PA- Was born June 12, 1931 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late William and Frances (Thomas) Seymour, died
peacefully on Monday, August 30, 2010 at the Bradford County Manor. Her son, Larry Parker, brother, William Seymour, step-brother, Murray "Bud" Seymour and son-in-law, Dewey Green predeceased her. She is survived by her loving husband, Robert E. Parker, with whom she has enjoyed 52 wonderful years of life and love with; daughter, Linda Green of Memphis, TN; grandson, Brad Parker of Bethlehem, PA; sister-in-law, Bea Seymour of Odessa, NY; along with numerous nieces and nephews. Phyllis was a dedicated employee of Westinghouse for 10 years and also was employed by Thatcher Glass and Artistic Greetings. She was a wonderful cook, enjoyed shopping and adored her cats. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, September 2, 2010 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation. (4 PM) Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 31, 2010
SEYMOUR William H. "Bill" Age 87, of Race Street, Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 26, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on June 15, 1919 in Horseheads to the late John and Augusta (Juston) Seymour. Bill was predeceased by his wife, Gladys Seymour in 2000. He is survived by his sons, William (Patricia) Seymour Jr., Gary (Patricia) Seymour both of Elmira, James (Sharon) Seymour of Waverly and Jack Seymour and friend, Marie Hazlett of Pine City; daughters, Norma (Anthony) Ruth, Judy (James) Powers and Janet Walburn all of Elmira; 24 grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and longtime neighbor and friend, Bob Pierson. Bill was a member of the Eagles Club, Moose Lodge and the American Legion Bentley Post #443. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, June 28th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Thursday, June 29th, at 1 p.m., with Pastor David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Full Military honors.
SEYTER ALICE M. (SEYTER) DuBOIS
Age 74 of Horseheads, NY, died on Saturday, December 29, 2012, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, surrounded by her loving family after an extended illness. Alice was the daughter of the late Henry and Laura (Bierwiler) Seyter. She was retired as a longtime employee for the Shoemaker and Ambrose Real Estate Firms. Alice is survived by her loving husband, James C. DuBois; children, Daryl (Judy) DuBois of Elmira, Michelle (Tim) Corey of Yorkville, NY; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren; many nephews and nieces; brother, Walter (Judith) Seyter of FL; sister-in-law, Jacqueline (DuBois) Ritter of Jacksonville, FL. It was Alice's wishes that there will be no calling hours. Private interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Care First. ARRANGEMENTS BY BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME. Star Gazette – December 31, 2012
SHAFFER William A. "Bill" Jr.
Age 86 of Elmira, NY died on Friday, January 8, 2010 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, the son of the late Alvina B. and William A. Shaffer. He was predeceased by his beloved wife, Florence (Peg) C. Shaffer (1989); brother, Robert A. Shaffer (2000); and sister-in-law, Anna L. Shaffer (2007). He is survived by his sister, Shirley and her husband Sheldon F. Roe, Jr. of Peach Orchard Point, FL and Seneca Lake, NY; nieces and nephews, Robert (Bettie) Shaffer, Jr., Martin (Lori) Shaffer; children Jonathan and Kathryn; Cheryl (Kurt Pelisari) Richards; children Michael and Laura Shaffer; and also nephew Scott Shaffer. Bill was a Graduate of EFA class of 1941, a graduate of Colgate University and Albany Law School Class of 1945. After Law School he joined the firm of Mandeville, Waxman, Buck, Teeter and Harpending, of Elmira, NY. Bill was a member of the NYS Bar Association, The Chemung County Bar Association, a member of the Masons, Union -Cooley Lodge, Elmira Kiwanis Club, YMCA, Council for The Food Bank, and CEO of Twin Tiers Castings, Inc. As an Attorney in private practice in Elmira he promoted new business and specialized in Real Estate Law. The family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Elmira/Southport on Saturday May 29, 2010 from 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM with a memorial service following at 2:00 PM. Pastor Clifford Proper will officiate. Bill was laid to rest next to his beloved wife Florence in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 in Bill's name. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 27, 2010
SHAPPEE - LITTLE
Frances M. A longtime resident of Pennsylvania Ave in Pine City died peacefully on Thursday morning, December 22, 2005, in her home following a brief illness. Fran was born on October 24, 1919 in Southport, daughter of Arthur and Daisy Tillinghast Shappee. She was married to Ernest L. Little in August of 1945, and he predeceased her 10 years later following a drowning accident in Seeley Creek in October of 1955. Following her husband's death, Fran raised her children, operated her family business and took care of her home on her own and has continued to demonstrate her strong determination all these years later. She was the proprietor of the Pine City Meat Market for many years. Her many interest have included gardening, playing softball, was an accomplished rifle sharpshooter, and was well known at Dixie Lanes for her bowling ability. Her family and cherished friends were always of the greatest of importance to her. Surviving is her loving family, her four children, Dale and Susan Little, Pine City, JoAnn and Richard Packard, Gillett, PA, Beverly and David Rennie, Abington, VA, and LouAnn and Bill Howe, Pine City; seven grandchildren, Scott, Kim, Carol, Keith, Stacy, Kevin and Patricia; seven great-grandchildren, Brad, Logan, Luke, Joshua, Justin, Robbie and Stephanie; Fran's twin brother and his wife, Fred and Lois Shappee, Pine City; nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents and her husband, Fran was predeceased by her brother and sister-in-law, Jack and Jean Shappee; and a sister and brother-in-law, Lillian and Roy Gustin. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, on Saturday, December 24, 2005, between the hours of 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 2 p.m., with the Reverend Horrace Stoddard officiating. Graveside services will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
SHARP –MRS. DOROTHY L. HENRY, 43, 152 ½ E. Washington Ave., Friday, July 11, 1947. Survived by daughters, Margaret Mae, Jean Marlene and Alice Marie; sons, Robert Leon, Donald Eugene and Richard Allen, all at home; mother, Mrs. Mae Allen of Elmira; sisters, Miss Mary Allen, Mrs. Bruce Henry of Elmira; brothers, Roy Sharp of Elmira, Jerry Sharp of Rochester; step-brother, William J. Allen of Elmira; several aunts and uncles. Funeral Monday 11 a.m. at the Hagerman Funeral Home. Rev. Walter C. Voll. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/11/1947
ALBERT C. SHAW JR., 76 of 118 E. Second St. Monday, Jan. 25, 1960. He operated Shaw’s Door of Hope, member of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church. Survived by wife, Mrs. Edna Lambert Shaw; daughter, Mrs. Leona Montayne of Elmira; son, Raymond Shaw of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Jesse French and Mrs. Ruth Mayse of Elmira, Mrs. Mattie Shoff of Duke Center, Pa.; brothers, Frederick Shaw of Phoenix, Ardell Shaw of Binghamton. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Calling hours today and Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Lullus D. Bell. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 1/26/1960
SHAW –BARBARA JEAN (SHAW) GRABOWSKI age 89, passed away peacefully, with her family by her side, on Monday, September 29, 2014 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Barbara was born February 25, 1925, in Elmira, the daughter of Justus L. and Bertha (Hill) Shaw. She is predeceased by her brother Richard Shaw, sister Ellen Willett and daughter-in-law Sharon Grabowski. Barbara is survived by her husband of 64 years Joseph J. Grabowski; children, and their spouses, Pamela J. (Hoffman) and Kenneth Lewis of Elmira Heights, Carol J. and Stephen Cardamone of Ithaca, Thomas J. and Lisa Grabowski of Myrtle Beach SC; grandchildren, Kimberly (Bryan) Woodworth, David (Jamie) Lewis, Corey (Kim) Bourgeois, Michele (Gary) Southard, Kristi (Chad) Colligan, Stephen (Amy) Cardamone, Scott (Michelle) Cardamone, Kelly (James) Spivey, and David Walters; 23 great-grandchildren; 5 great-great grandchildren; brother and sister-in-law William and Eleanor Shaw of Elmira Heights; along with several nieces, nephews and close friends. Barbara was a good and kind person. She never had an unkind word to say about anybody and looked at the world through rose colored glasses. In the past few years she took great interest in sports and became an avid NY Yankee fan. Barbara's role in life was that of a caretaker, always looking out for other people. She was a wonderful wife, mother and grandmother who will be forever missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, October 2, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 7:15 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Grabowski family would like to offer a special thank you to the 3C and 4B staffs at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Dr. Rizk, the Chemung County Nursing Facility and Stacy at Care First for the wonderful care provided to Barbara over the last two months. Donations in memory of Barbara may be directed to Care First, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/1/2014
Norman Gerald Loving father and grandfather A resident of Elcor Health Services and former resident of Waneta Lake, died on Friday, March 2, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 88. His loving wife of 67 years, Vada Goodwin predeceased him on May 17, 2006. Norman is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, Norman C. and Carol Lou Shaylor; daughter and son-in-law, Sandra and Lawrence Williams; grandsons, John, Randy, and Jeffrey Shaylor; Robert and Gerald Williams; great-grandchildren, Christi, Tyler, Shawn, Adam, Nicole, and Megan Shaylor. Norman was a Veteran of the U.S. Army proudly serving his country from 1944 to 1946 during WWII. For his meritorious service he received the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart. A gathering of family and friends will take place on Saturday, May 12, 2007, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, at 1:00 p.m. to honor Norman's life. The Reverend Chris Curry will celebrate his services. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Shaylor full Military Honors. The family will provide their own flowers. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice.
SHAZER Arthur L.
Elmira, NY: Age 48 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, August 11, 2011 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his parents Grant and Virginia (Knights) Shazer and is survived by 5 children; 1 granddaughter; 4 siblings and a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St. Elmira on Thursday, August 18th from 12 to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Rev. Johnny Vaughns will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Star Gazette – August 16, 2011
MAX C. SHEDDEN
Max C. Shedden, 61, Horseheads, NY died October 7, 1990. Mr. Shedden owned and operated Shedden's Small Engine Repair in Horseheads for many years. He is survived by good friend, Loraine Kennedy with whom he resided; son and daughter-in-law, Max Jr. and Fritzi Shedden; brother and sister-in-law, Arthur and Suzanne Shedden of Owego, NY; sisters, Eleanor Comstock of Candor, NY and Grace Rogers of Canton, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Geraldine and Robert Haner of Candor, NY, Hazel and Edward Saunders of Canton, PA, Irene and Kenneth Shedden of Canton, PA, Alice and Clifford Williams of Tioga Center, NY, and Dorothy and Howard Kithcart of Troy, PA; two grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents and three brothers, Gerald, Harold and Howard Shedden. Services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home in Horseheads on October 9 with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (TGR, Thursday, October 11, 1990)
SHEEHN –MRS. EVELYN KAYS, 35, died at the family home, 157 Cotton Street, Friday afternoon. She is survived by her husband, Ashiel H. Kays; her mother, Mrs. Ella Sheehn of Elmira; two daughters, Phyllis and Joyce, both at home; three sisters, Mrs. H. L. Preston and Mrs. Burt Stedge, both of Elmira and Mrs. A. F Pontilitz of Chicago; a brother, Erwin Sheehn of Elmira. The remains repose in the home of her sister, Mrs. Preston of 182 ½ Cotton Street where the funeral will be held Monday afternoon at 3:30. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Grant Chambers will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/10/1931
HENRY BOWMAN SHEELY, 74, unexpectedly Sunday, May 23, 1943 at 7 a.m. at the home of his nieces, Mrs. Fred Scharf and Miss Olive Sheely, 113 W. Chemung Pl. Other survivors are 12 nieces and 12 nephews. Body was at the Wilson Funeral home and was removed to the home of the nieces Monday. Funeral there Tuesday 2:30 p.m. Rev. Irvin J. Shafer. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/24/1943
SHEELY Johnnie C. (Sheely) Thomas
Age 66 of Elmira, died at home on Wednesday, March 14, 2012. Johnnie was born September 6, 1945 in Norfolk, VA to the late John C. and Jeannette Bleau Sheely. She grew up mainly in Newport, RI, spending summers in Elmira with her grandparents, the late Edwin and Gertrude Kraus Sheely. Her family moved to Elmira in the early 1960s when her father retired from the U.S. Navy. Johnnie worked in banking, real estate, and, most recently, in the advertising department of the Star-Gazette. She was a strong, independent woman, kind to both friends and strangers, and especially fond of dogs. Johnnie was dearly loved and will be greatly missed. She is survived by daughter Christiana Thomas of New Orleans, LA; son Robert Thomas of North Carolina; companion dog Toodle Lou; sister Claire Redington of Florida; and close friends Stuart and Tina Wood of Gillett, PA; Heidi Wood and Heather Wood of Elmira; Sue Wade of Elmira; and Etta Dewey of Pine City. She was predeceased by sisters Carolyn Corbin and Jean Hobbs. Johnnie was grateful for the care and support of her daughter, close friends, Dr. Corynne Boyer and staff, and Southern Tier Hospice. In keeping with her wishes, there will be no services. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorial donations may be sent to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 NY Rte. 352, Elmira, NY 14903 or Animal Rescue New Orleans, 1219 Coliseum St., New Orleans, LA 70130. Star Gazette – March 16, 2012
GARRETT H. SHEFFER, 52 of Summit, N.J., formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, July 4, 1962. He was a sales representative for American LaFrance; member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jane Roy Sheffer; son, Gary R. of Summit; sisters, Mrs. Jackson S. Danzig of Flushing, L.I., Mrs. Robert C. Huntington of Elmira. Body at Smith & Fudge Funeral home. Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Richard E. Lyon. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/5/1962
The remains of Charles Sheive will arraive in this city at 5:20 o'clock this afternoon from the south, accompanied by the son of the deceased, Hammond M. Sheive. The remains will be taken to the home of the daughter of the deceased, Mrs. M. A. Ruger, 737 West First Street. The funeral will be held at the house at 11 o'clock Saturday morning and the interment will bt in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published - The Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press January 16, 1903
LAWRENCE B. SHEIVE, age 94 of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, March 20, 2001 at home. He was born on November 28, 1906 in Job's Corners, PA, a son of the late George W. and Amy Blanche (Wright) Sheive. Lawrence was a self-employed carpenter and painter. He was the widower of Edna Sheive, with whom he celebrated 55 years of marriage before she died in 1985. Lawrence was a member of the South Creek Evangelical Free Church. He was one of the five oldest licensed pilots in the United States. Lawrence was a long standing member of the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 533, and the OX-5 Club. He is survived by his daughters, Doris (William) Nelson of Elmira, NY and Blanche (Ronald) Derr of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Scott (Deborah) Nelson of Yakima, WA, Rhett (Theresa) Nelson of Elmira, NY, Rene (Nicholas) DiBartolemo of Elmira, NY, Debra Daughtery of Odessa, NY and Donna Derr of Nashville, TN; 14 great grandchildren; 2 great-great- grandchildren; brother, Harold (Lillian) Sheive of Webb Mills, NY; several nieces and nephews; and many devoted friends and neighbors. In addition to his parents and wife, Lawrence is predeceased by his brother, William Edson Sheive; sister, Mabel Gaige; stepbrothers, Frank and Jerd Sheive. Friends are invited to call at Roberts Funeral Home, 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY on Friday, March 23, 2001 from 2 to 4 PM and from 6 to 8 PM. The funeral and service will follow at 8 PM a the funeral home with the Reverend Steve Edwards officiating. A private interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide flowers and kindly request that memorial contributions in Lawrence's name to be send to the South Creek Evangelical Free Church, Southern Tier Hospice, or to the Experimental Aircraft Association Chapter 533 –Elmira Star Gazette.
SHELLEY Dale B.
Age 87, of Elmira, NY, died on Sunday, July 14, 2013, at Chemung County Nursing Facility. Dale is survived by his wife of 57 years, Virginia M. Shelley; sister, Joyce (Carmen) Shelley Pagano; brother, Elmer (Jr.) (Arlene) Shelley, Richard (Mary) Shelley; numerous nieces and nephews; special friends, Harry Hartman and Eileen Taluba Randolph. He was predeceased by his parents, Helen and Elmer Shelley; sisters, Charlotte Shelley Barrows and June Shelley Deats; brother, William "Bud" Shelley. He was a United States Army Veteran of WWII. Dale was Life Member of the Masonic Lodge and Grotto. He was a barber in Elmira for many years. Retired from Harding Corporation after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, July 17, 2013, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral Service on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, 256 South Walnut St., Elmira. Pastor Krista Mendoza will officiate. Followed by graveside service with military honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – July 16, 2013
SHEPARD Beatrice Louise Siglin
Age 95 formerly of Elmira Heights, NY died on Wednesday November 9, 2011 at Elderwood Nursing Home in Waverly, NY. Beatrice was born February 12, 1916 in Potters County, PA the daughter of the late Earl Douglas Shepard and Alice Lehmann Shepard. She married her husband Everett E. Siglin and he pre-deceased her on March 12, 1996. Beatrice was also pre-deceased by her son Melvyn Siglin in 1996 and by her brothers and sisters. She was retired from Remington Rand in Elmira, NY. Beatrice was a member of The Oakwood United Methodist Church, The New York State Grange, The Pomona Grange, and The Old Timers' Steam Engine Association. Beatrice loved gardening and enjoyed sewing. She loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them. Beatrice is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law: Gayle M. & Alfred Borrego of Waverly, NY, Darla (Mrs. Lynn) Cummings of Kentucky, Luana & Harold Mortensen of Horseheads, NY, and Dawn & Dick Matthews of Painted Post, NY; 21 grandchildren, 27 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild; sister and brother-in-law: Loleta & Ray Snover of Horseheads, NY; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including special friends Millie Payne and Minta Howe. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 WEST BROAD STREET HORSEHEADS, NY on Sunday November 13 from 2-4 PM. Mrs. Siglin's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday November 14, 2011 at 11 AM. The Rev. Patricia Brown will officiate. Beatrice will be laid to rest next to her husband Everett in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette - November 11, 2011
The funeral of Frank SHEPERD was held this afternoon at the family home at Mosherville, Pa. Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery in this city. The decedent is survived by his widow, two daughters, Mrs. Viola Drake and Miss Dorothy Sheperd at home; three brothers, George and Fred Sheperd of Elmira and Augustus Sheperd of Corning; two sisters, Mrs. Belle Lewis of Elmira Heights and Mrs. Alice Backer of Waverly. (handwritten on article Aug. 14, 1920)
Mrs. Olive SHEPERD Young died this morning at 5:45 o'clock at the family home at Pine City, aged eighty-three years. The decedent is survived by her husband, Charles Young; two daughters, Mrs. Alice Backer of Waverly and Mrs. Isabella Lewis of Elmira Heights; four sons, George Shepherd of Elmira, Augustus Shepherd of Corning, Fred Shepherd of Bulkhead and Frank Sheperd of Millerton, Pa. The first husband of the decedent was Augustus L. Shepherd, who died several years ago. About six years ago she was united in marriage with Charles Young, who survives her. Mrs. Young was a woman of kindly ways and a wife and mother who ever was watchful over the needs and cares of her family and friends. In times of need and sympathetic attention Mrs. Young was the friend on whom her friends could ever depend for attention and assistance. The funeral will be held at the family home Sunday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Charles Henry of the Pine City Baptist Church to officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on artic
SHEPHERD - TREVA BROOKMAN of Elmira, NY Wednesday, February 3, 1993 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survived by her son, Gary Brookman of Elmira, NY; twin granddaughters, Colette and Corinne Brookman; grandson, Geoffrey Brookman and nephew, Sidney Shepherd of Pine City, NY. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold F. Brookman in 1991. Treva was a former Deacon and long time member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church and a member of the Loyal Chapter Order of the Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY, Thursday evening 7 to 9 PM with funeral and committal services to be held there on Friday at 9:00 AM. The Rev. John McLaren officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Lake Street Presbyterian Church Memorial fund, 300 Lake St., Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/4/1993
SHEPHERD, William Edgar - William Edgar Shepherd of 16 East Sixty-ninth Street and Narragansett Pier, R.I., died in a private hospital in New York City Tuesday. While at the Briarcliff Lodge with his wife he had an apoplectic seizure on Christmas Day and shortly afterward was removed to New York. Mr. Shepherd was born in Elmira in 1850 and was the son of George and Charlotte Capron Shepherd. He was devoted to music and was a director of the New York Symphony Society. Mr. Shepherd is survived by his widow, who was Miss Cellie Moore Gwynne, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Abram Gwynne , also by a son , William E. Shepherd, Jr. and a daughter, Mrs. Ernest Harrah. Private funeral services will be held Friday morning in St. James Church, Madison Avenue and Seventy-first Street, New York City. The burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, New York.
SHEPPARD Brenton L. Brooks
Age 41 of Elmira, NY departed this life on Monday, July 18, 2011. He is survived by his parents Samuel L. Brooks and Marilyn (Calvin) Whirley; brothers Lance Williams, Mark Blandford, Samuel (McKensie) Brooks, Tavis (Sara) Brooks and Justice Burns; sisters Erika Evans and Knatiya Flores; friend Al along with a host of other relatives including special aunt Robbin Tindall. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Friday, July 22nd from 10 to 11 am. His funeral and committal service will follow at 11 am. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home assisting the family. Star Gazette – July 21, 2011
SHERANT - RUSCZAK
Veronica M. SHERANT Elmira resident Age 82 of 328 West Center Street, died Friday June 30, 2000 at Schuyler Hospital following a brief illness. Mrs. Rusczak was born in Arnot, PA on March 8, 1918, and the daughter of the late Walter and Katherine Gublo Sherant. She was a member of St. Casimir's Church and the White Eagles Society. She was retired from the Ann Page Processing Plant. Veronica is survived by her son Charles and his wife Linda of Horseheads, and son Philip and Bonnie of Elmira; Four grandchildren: Michael Rusczak of North Carolina, Christopher Rusczak of Minnesota, Jeffrey Rusczak of Michigan, and Suzanne Rusczak of Horseheads; Three great-grandchildren: Ryan Rusczak of Elmira, Tiana and Brandi Rusczak of Minnesota; Sisters: Frances Schiefen, Josephine Welch, and Tillie LaComb all of Elmira and Theresa Touchette of East St. Louis, Illinois; several nieces and nephews. Friends and relatives are invited to call at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home at 1004 Lake Street Elmira, New York on Saturday July 1, 2000 from 2-4PM, funeral service will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours, Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.
CHARLES ROLLIN ‘ROLLIE’ SHERMAN, age 76 of Elmira Heights, NY. He was born July 23, 1938 in Elmira, son of the late Marion Rollin and Margaret (Schwab) Sherman and passed away Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Rollin retired from the Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Union, Local #3, Elmira. He enjoyed playing cards at the Elmira Heights Legion. At his request, services will be private and at the convenience of his family. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/7/2014
JOHN N. SHERMAN, 83, for many years a deacon of the Pine city Baptist church, died Tuesday (May 24, 1927) at 7:30 p.m. at the family home near Pine City. Mr. Sherman was born in Tompkins county in 1844, moving to his late home near Pine City on the Dry Run Road when a young child. When the Civil War broke out, he enlisted as a volunteer in Company F, New York Light Artillery, serving until the end of the war. He is survived by his widow; five children, Dr. Ray W. Sherman of Rochester, Mrs. Byron A. Adams of Bath, Earl Sherman of pine City, Mrs. F. D. Councilman of Elmira and Allen Sherman of Pine City. He also is survived by seven grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the family home Thursday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. George W. Burroughs, pastor of the Pine City Baptist Church will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/25/1927
SHERMAN Robert "Bob" D.
Age 59, of Elmira Heights, NY, died at Arnot Ogden after a brief illness surrounded by his loving family on Sunday, August 14, 2011. Bob was born September 13, 1951, to Marion Robert and Lola (Brown) Sherman. He worked at Schweitzer Aircraft for 23 years and was a proud member of the UAW Local 1752. Bob previously worked at Thatcher Glass and did tile work with his father and uncle. When not working, Bob enjoyed spending time at home with his family, taking care of his yard, washing the cars and "worshiping" the sun. Bob was predeceased by his father, Marion Robert Sherman; and granddaughter, Bella Marie Barber. Bob is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Debra (Casbeer) Sherman; daughter, Andrea (Duston) Barber; sons, Brett and Gregory Sherman (Stephanie Adams); grandchildren, Jared and Brianna Barber; mother, Lola Sherman; uncle, C. Rollin Sherman; and several cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. at Rt. 13, Horseheads, NY on Thursday, August 18, 2011, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Bob's Funeral Service will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, August 19, 2011, at 11 a.m. with Deacon William Dougherty. Bob will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in the family plot immediately following. Memorials may be made in Bob's memory to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – August 16, 2011
SHERMAN Wilford A.
Of Horseheads, NY: Was born April 21, 1931 in New Lisbon, NY the son of the late William Crandall and Helen Mae (Snedeker) Sherman, died peacefully on Monday, November 5, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. His sisters, Viola Louden, Doris Waselnack, Leta Axtell and brother, Morrell Sherman preceded him in death. He is survived by his loving wife of 61 years, Frances (Straight); beloved children, Roni Sherman of Windsor, NY; Lois Lovgren of Elmira, NY; Stewart (Bonnie) Sherman of Lowman, NY; grandchildren, Michelle Hayes, William Sherman, Stacy Titus and Stewart Sherman II; great grandchildren, 5; sister, Nancy (Robert) Burrows of Ouaquaga, NY; brother, Charles (Marsha) Sherman of Bainbridge, NY; along with many nieces, nephews and friends. Wilford was a long term cabinet maker and locksmith with the Elmira City School District and retired after 33 years of dedicated service. He was the past President of the Coachman Caravan District # 1 in the United States, past President of the National Coachman Caravan as well. He was a former scoutmaster with the Boy Scouts of America Troop # 74 and devoted much of his time as a dedicated and loved volunteer at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Sherman was a faithful and dedicated member at The Park Church and was instrumental on several committees. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, November 7, 2012 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will be held there on Thursday, November 8th at 11:00 AM with the Reverend Gary Smith to celebrate Wilford's life. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to The Park Church 208 West Gray Street Elmira, NY 14901 in his memory. Star Gazette – November 6, 2012
KENNETH J. SHERWOOD age 73 of 5181 Middle Rd., Horseheads Friday, September 16, 1988. Friends may call at Don Kalec Funeral Home Monday, 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral service immediately following (I p.m.), the Rev. David Allmleaf, pastor of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife of 14 years, Marie Whirt Sherwood; sons and daughters-in-law, Vaughn and Elaine Sherwood of Elmira, Kenneth and Joann Sherwood of Caton, NY; stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Sandra and Harry VanHorn of Watkins Glen, Anita and Michael Hesser of Horseheads, Joanne and Carlyle Ripley of Horseheads; daughter-in-law, Carol Sherwood of Horseheads; 9 grandchildren; brothers and sisters-in-law, Thomas and Gertrude Sherwood of Coopers Plains, Paul and Anna Sherwood of Campbell, NY, Larrie and Anna Sherwood of Coopers Plains; sisters and brothers-in-law, Joyce and Daniel Schlagel of Rochester, NY, Ruth Comstock of South Corning, Freida Smith of Coopers Plains; several nieces and nephews. He was predeceased by his son, Robert Sherwood in 1987. Mr. Sherwood was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, a retired foreman from F.M. Howell Co. with 25 years of service, veteran of World War II U.S. Army #661 Infantry Division, member of the 25 Year Club of F.M. Howell Co. Donations to our Savior’s Lutheran Church in his name would be appreciated. –Elmira Star Gazette
SHOCK - AYERS, Diana L.
Age 57, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her mother, Catherine Richards in 2005. Survivors include her husband, William Ayers of Elmira; father, Melvin Shock of Horseheads; children, Brian Shock, Crystal Roberts, Brandy Ayers, Michelle Ayers, Amber Ayers and William B. Ayers all of Elmira; two brothers; four sisters; seven grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 27th from 11AM to 1PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 PM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/25/2009
SHOEMAKER David R. "Skipper"
A native of Elmira, a businessman highly respected for his integrity, honesty, and compassion, and longtime resident of his treasured Johnson Hollow farm, following a sudden illness, completed his life on Wednesday, February 18, 2009, surrounded by his devoted family. David was born July 7, 1916, son of John Raymond (J.R.) and Mabelle Perry Shoemaker of Elmira. An exemplary husband and father, David is survived by his three children; son David R. Shoemaker II (Elise "Sis") of Elmira, two grandsons, David III (Tracey), & Eric (Marisa); daughter Carolyn S. "Sandy" Bellemore (Dennis) of Murfreesboro, TN, two granddaughters, Robin & Kristie; and daughter Donna L. Shoemaker of Larkspur, CA, granddaughter, Buffy Hutchison; six great-grandchildren, Gavin & Kasin Shoemaker, Lia & Lexie Shoemaker, Kaycie & Meggan Lanpher. David was predeceased by his beloved wife of 68 years, Eleanor ("Suze"), and his four brothers, Perry, Garth, Richard, and Donald. David was a graduate of Admiral Farragut Navel Academy and Purdue University. He was an honored Navy officer, as Lieutenant (JG) and Navigator of the USS Redstart minesweeper in the Pacific during World War II. He was Vice President of Hygeia Refrigerating Company for over 18 years, also served as Town of Catlin Assessor and Supervisor, and helped Eleanor establish Shoemaker Real Estate in 1961. He was a strong supporter of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Schuyler Hospital, and many other charitable organizations. He was a member of the Elmira Optimist Club, Corning Country Club, Watkins Glen Yacht Club, and was the oldest living member of the Elmira Country Club. He was an avid sailor and boatsman, navigating Seneca Lake, Lake Ontario, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and the Intercoastal Waterway with Suze on their private cruiser, the "Eldosada". He loved the natural environment of their farm and spending winters in their waterfront condo at Harbour Ridge Golf & Yachting Community, north of Stuart, Florida – enjoying golf, the harbor's view, boating activities, and wildlife (especially the seabirds). He loved playing jazz piano by ear, especially in duet with Suze on the organ. He gave us priceless life treasures, gifting us with his deep wisdom, insatiable curiosity, and unmatched wit. He navigated our family's "ship" through rough waters, and skippered our "craft" with utmost integrity. We deeply honor him – our hearts full of love. Our Captain, our Skipper, -- our Dad. A private commitment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your favorite local charity. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 2/22/2009 - 3/1/2009
SHORT Alfred J. 'Mike' Southport Resident Age 73,
died peacefully on Monday, August 29, 2005, at his home in Pine City, NY.
Alfred was born in Elmira Heights, NY on September 11, 1931, the son of the
late Alfred B. and Myrtle (Regina) Short. He graduated from Southside High
School in 1949 and attended SUNY at Albany, NY. In his earlier years, he was a
member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local # 832 and was
employed at the Haskell and Dalrymple Construction Companies as an equipment
operator. Before his retirement in 1999, he was employed by Chemung County
Solid Waste Services. Alfred had attended several area churches, serving in
music ministry for the majority of his life. He was most currently attending
Pine City Baptist Church. Alfred was also a member of the Chemung County Choral
Society for many years. His love for classical music led him to sing at nearly
any opportunity. He enjoyed traveling and sharing his experiences. He was also
well known in Webster, FL, where he would spend his winters with his wife,
friends, and family, awaiting the return of spring. While in Webster, Mike and
Shirley were actively involved with the First Baptist Church. His first wife,
Marcia J. Short of Pine City; and his son, Jeffery Evan Short, predeceased him.
Surviving him in this life are his loving wife, Shirley J. (Burt) Short, who
devoted herself to his care and comfort throughout his illness; beloved family,
to whom he left wonderful memories and a legacy of love, including children,
Alan and Giang Short of Boston, MA, Dan Short and Julie Upham of Gillett, PA,
Dave and Shari Short of North Little Rock, AR, Chris and Mary Short of
Meridian, MS; step-children, Cathy Shepard of Snellville, GA, Linda Seymour of
Elmira, NY, Margaret (Peggy) Pease of Pine Lake, GA, Cindy and Steve Greger of
Pine City, NY, Willard and Mary Pease of Elizabethtown, KY; sister, Bonnie and
her husband, Richard Cleaveland of Inverness, FL; sisters-in-law, Majol Place
of Elmira, NY, Mary Burt and Barbara Boyce, both of Pine City, NY;
grandchildren, Evan Short; Ladaria and Angel Morgan, Angela, Travis, and
Heather Short, Crystal, Kelly, Randy, and Michael Eskew, Phillip, Steven, and
Cody Tew; step grandchildren, Darcy, Jamie, and Sara Shepard, Amy and Rich
Davis, Andrew and Joseph Seymour, Jessica Greger; and great-grandchildren,
Brittney Tew, Jared Watts, and Hope Marie Eskew; along with several aunts,
uncles, nieces, nephews, many friends, and his canine companion, 'Pepper'.
Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050
Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, August 31, 2005, from 3 to 5 p.m.,
with funeral services immediately following at 5 p.m. Rev. Horace Stoddard from
the Pine City Baptist Church will celebrate Mike's life. Interment will be held
privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family
offers the most sincere thanks to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care for
the assistance given to Mike and his family, and suggests that in lieu of
flowers, memorial donations be made to the Hospice at 11751 E. Corning Road,
Corning, NY 14830.
SHORT Darlene Houseknecht
Age 64, of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Wednesday, July 27, 2011 at home. She is survived by her daughter, Tina (Roger Myers) Gates of Pine City; son, Thomas Farless of Elmira; four brothers; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, August 4th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette - August 1, 2011
SHULL Thomas E. Shull, Sr. age 83 years of Troy died
Monday September 27, 2010 at Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home. He was born in Elmira and lived in Horseheads for many years before moving to Troy three years ago. Tom was employed as a corrections officer for the NYS Dept. of Corrections for 30 years retiring in 1980. He was a US Navy Veteran of WWII. Mr. Shull was a member of Oakwood United Methodist Church in Elmira Heights for over 50 years, a member of the Horseheads Elks and the Elmira Heights American Legion. Tom loved his summers in Keuka and Seneca Lake and loved to camp, fish and hunt. Tom and his wife Theresa enjoyed to winter in Florida. Son of the late Warren D. and Gertrude Belknap Shull, Sr. Beloved husband of 63 years to Theresa Maxcy Shull of Troy. Father of Marilynn Bensley of Clifton Park, Thomas (Kathy) Shull, Jr. of Horseheads, Joann (Rick) Wright of Higganum, CT, Nancy (Jeff) Shanno of North Greenbush and Robert (Ane) Shull of New Market, MD. Grandfather of Kristen (Steve) Schaap, James Robert(Stephanie) Bensley, Matthew Thomas Bensley, Lauren Shull, Joshua Wright, Zachary Shull and Alexus Chevana. Great grandfather of Taylor, Avery, Gavin, Gunnar and Dagny Schaap and Jack Shull. Brother of the late Warren Shull, Jr. and Dalice Shull Haug. Brother-in-law of Fred Peterson of NY, NY. Father-in-law of the late James William Bensley, Jr. Also survived by several nieces, nephews and cousins. A visitation will be held at the Oakwood United Methodist Church, Elmira Heights, on Friday Oct. 1, 2010 from 10-11 AM. Followed by a service at 11:00 AM. All are welcome to attend. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. The family would like to thank B3 at Van Rensselaer Manor Nursing Home for the care, concern and support shown to Mr. Shull and his family. In lieu of flowers contributions in his memory may be made to the Alzheimer's Association of NENY Pine West Plaza Bld. 4 Suite 405 Albany, NY 12205, the American Diabetes Association 7 Washington Square Albany, NY 12205 or to the Oakwood United Methodist Church 212 Oakwood Ave. Elmira Heights, NY 14903. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 29, 2010
SHULL Thomas E.
Thomas E . Shull, Age 83 of Troy , NY formerly of Elmira Heights , NY and Horseheads , NY died on Monday September 27 , 2010 . Private Gravesite Services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira , NY where Full Military Honors were accorded Mr. Shull . Arrangements entrusted to Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads , NY. Star Gazette – May 25, 2011
SHURTZ Eva E Newlands
The funeral of the late Mrs. Eva E. Newlands was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. George H. Shurtz, No. 703 Pennsylvania avenue, and at 3 o'clock at the Southside Baptist church. The Rev. C. C. Crawford, asssited by the Rev. F. W. Reynolds, officiated. The interment was in in Woodlawn cemetery. The church choir rendered two beautiful selections. Published - The Elmira Daily Gazette and Free Press September 22, 1900
SHUTTS Robert Bruce
Age 80, of Henrietta, NY, died
peacefully Thursday, January 28, 2010, at Strong Memorial Hospital in Rochester, NY. His family will receive friends at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home on Monday, February 1st, from 7 to 9 p.m., and again on Tuesday, February 2nd, from 10 to 11 a.m., followed by his service at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Matthew Stewart of Henrietta officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide flowers, and memorial donations may be made to The Henrietta Volunteer Ambulance Association, 280 Calkins Rd., Rochester, NY 14623; Henrietta Wesleyan Church, 70 Thompson Rd., Rochester, NY 14623; or to Steele Memorial Library, Church St., Elmira, NY.
Robert Bruce Shutts, 80, of Henrietta, died Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010 at Strong Memorial Hospital. Calling hours are 7-9 p.m. today and 10-11 a.m. Tuesday at James D. Barrett Funeral Home, Elmira. Services will be held there at the conclusion of calling hours at 11 a.m. Tuesday, the Rev. Matthew Stewart officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Copyright 2010 The Corning Leader.
SHUTT Robert Clair
Age 86 of Zephyrhills, Florida formerly of Elmira, NY died
on Monday February 8, 2010. Robert was born June 29, 1923 in Reading, PA the son of the late Clair I. and Erma E. Olinger Shutt. Bob was also pre-deceased by his brother James Shutt in November 2008. He was a WW II Veteran serving his country with the US Army. Robert married his wife Clara Eloise "Ellie" Hall Shutt, on January 12, 1946 in Elmira, NY and they celebrated their 64th Wedding Anniversary on January 12, 2010. Mr. Shutt was a retired truck driver for Shay's Trucking Company Inc. in Dansville, NY and a member of Teamsters' Union Local # 549. Bob is survived by his loving wife Clara "Ellie" Hall Shutt; sister and brother-in-law: Joy & Bob Wise of Daleville, Alabama; brother and sisters-in-law: G. Richard and Joyce Shutt of Elmira, NY and Shirley (Mrs. James) Shutt of Virginia; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Mr. Shutt's Funeral Service on Friday May 7, 2010 at 1 PM at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 7, 2010