Reading a series of obituaries from a single cemetery, as they are presented here, is like reading the multi-generational history of a community. These people were the local populace at a particular time. The people buried here knew each other, were neighbors, relatives and school mates. They attended church together and engaged in "trade" or business.
All people are listed in alphabetic order by surname at BIRTH. Women identified by a married alias only and for whom a birth surname can not be identified, are listed on the last page for the cemetery's obituaries. Please send in typed obituaries for people buried in our local cemeteries. If possible include name of newspaper and date. Send typed in your email or in attached Word files. Send to Joyce M. Tice (JoyceTice@aol.com)
SICKLES Nettie M. "Betty" Dunlap
A longtime resident of the Pine City community died unexpectedly, Sunday June 17, 2001 while visiting in Syracuse, NY. Betty was born on June 16 1929 in Elmira, NY daughter of Wilbur and Mary Watkins Sickles. She was the wife of Harry Dunlap who died on March 14, 1988. Betty was very active in the community throughout her life. She was a longtime member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church and for many years operated the food tent for the church at the Chemung County Fair. A member of the Pine City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary where she held the office of treasurer for 22 years. The past president of the Central NY Firemen's Auxiliary. The past president of the Chemung County Firemen's Auxiliary. A member of the New York Firemen's Auxiliary. A member of the Kiwanis Club of Southport and the Home Bureau. She was known for her cooking ability, having been employed by several restaurants in the area during her life. She enjoyed being around people and time spent with her family and friends. Surviving is her loving family, a son and daughter-in-law, Mel and Linda Dunlap of West Elmira, NY; a daughter and son-in-law, Anna and Harry Goodwin of Syracuse, NY; grandchildren, Richard (Kathleen) Dunlap, Christopher Dunlap, Patrick and Casie Goodwin; great grandchildren, Kurtis, Hanna and Ryan Dunlap; sister's, Claudia and James Tuttle of FL; Jean (Robert) Charron of Elmira, NY Beverly (Kenneth) Clark of Beaver Dams, NY; Grace (Chuck) Miller of PA; Nettie Brooks of Bath, NY; Bea Ann (Ronald) Orme of Bath, NY; a brother, Jack Sickles of Bath, NY; a sister-in-law, Arlene (Glenn) Paul of Gillett, PA; a brother-in-law, Clair (Rose Ann) Dunlap of Mooresville, NC; along with several nieces, nephews, and a community of cherished friends. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday June 20, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Funeral services will take place on Thursday (11AM) in the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave. Pine City, NY with the Reverend William Vallett and the Reverend Frederick Turner officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira where Betty will buried next to her husband and friend Harry Dunlap. Betty's family will provide flowers , memorial donations may be directed to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, Kiwanis Club of Southport, or the Pine City Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary. Chemung County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira
of 100 West Water Street died this morning at 8 o'clock after an extended illness, aged seventy-five years. He is survived by his widow, four sons, William, Fred and Albert of Elmira and Edward of Kent, Ohio; a sister, Mrs. Frank Kinner of Proctor, Pa., and a brother, George Sickles of this city. The remains were removed to the Wilson undertaking rooms where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – Dec. 8 1921)
MALCOLM E. SIGSBEE age 72 of 512 W. Water St., Tuesday, June 30, 1981 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Thursday 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral service at conclusion of hours. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by lose business associates, William & Delores Coles of Lowman, NY. He was the former owner of Sigbee’s Food Market of Elmira Heights, Veteran of the U.S. Air Force, World War II and a member of Captain Clarence R. Oliver Post No. 1554 American Legion. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/30/1981
RICHARD SILVERNAIL, age 48, of Millerton died on Friday, Feb. 12, 1982. He was a member of the Elmira Moose Lodge No. 517 and the Elmira Eagles Club. He is survived by his wife, Shirley; father, Eldon of Elmira; sons, Allen of Elmira, N.Y., Donald R. and Richard A., Jr., and Robert M., all of Millerton; daughters, Sheila Horton of Millerton, and Bonnie Lynn Silvernail of Troy; brothers, Charles and Robert, both of Gillett; sister, Helen of Painted Post, N.Y.; 7 grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Monday at the Barrett Funeral Home. Burial will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Wellsboro Gazette 2-17-1982
SIMONS - PHILLIPS, Evelyn M.
Age 89, and longtime resident of Watkins Rd., Horseheads, died after a brief illness Monday, Aug. 24, 2009. She was born Dec. 28, 1919 in Elmira, NY, to the late George and Kathryn (Ayen) Simons. She was predeceased by her husband, David in 1994. She is survived by her daughter, Kathryn (Kris Skelly) Vanderhoef of Elmira, NY; granddaughter, Amy (Michael Pack) Vanderhoef of Elmira Heights, NY; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Abigail, Emma and Isabelle; brother, George (Gerry) Simons of Ardon, NC; several nieces, nephews, cousins; and several special friends, including Marge Redfield of Erin, NY. She was also recently predeceased by her sister-in-law, Doris Gush. Evelyn was a member of North Presbyterian Church in Elmira. She was a retired bookkeeper for the former Flickinger's in Elmira. Evelyn was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. She was devoted to her family and always cherished time spent with them. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, from 5-8:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated there at the funeral home on Fri. at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/26/2009
SIMPSON Butler L.
Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died Monday, February 15, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his son, Clifford "Bobby" Simpson on December 27, 2004 and is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Mary (Moss) Simpson; sons and daughters-in-law, Curtis and Frances Simpson of Manassas, VA, Bishop Larry and Rosemary Simpson of Endicott, NY, Verlyn and Andrea Simpson of Cheverly, MD; daughter and son-in-law, Mildred and Raymond Glover of Elmira; 19 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren along with a host of nieces, nephews and friends. Mr. Simpson was a member and Senior Deacon at Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C. in Elmira and a member and Father of New Heights Ministries Church in Binghamton. He retired from Kennedy Valve with 27 years of service and the Arnot Ogden Medical Center with 20 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St., Elmira on Friday, February 19th, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held there at 12 noon. Minister Caranell Parks will officiate with Bishop Larry Simpson, his son, Eulogist. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Simpson family thanks the staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the wonderful and loving care they provided to our husband and father. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.18.2010
SIMPSON Grace (Blandford, Fullwood)
Age 80 of Elmira, NY. She was born December 2, 1930 in Elmira, daughter of the late Joe and Carrie (Reed) Simpson and passed away Monday, January 24, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her daughter Carolyn Blandford and sons Richard Balndford, Jr. and Franklin Blandford. She is survived by her children Jean Marie McGee, Lauretta (George) Stowe, Mary Helen (Charles, Jr.) Peters, Denise Porter who was also her caregiver, Pete (Lorna) Fullwood, Jr., Tony Fullwood, Mark ( Shawnda) Fullwood, Paul (Belinda) Simpson and Phillip (Mary) Simpson along with a host of grandchildren, great grandchildren, great, great grandchildren and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, January 31st from 7 to 9 pm. Her funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, February 1st at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Grace's family thanks the nursing staff on 4D at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Barton's Rest Home. Star Gazette – January 29, 2011
ROBERT SIMPSON, 78, formerly of Big Flats died Friday, Jan. 21, 1938 at the home of his cousin, Alfred Simpson of Beaver Dams. He was born Sept. 10, 1859, in the Town of Elmira, the son of James and Mary Simpson. Engaged in farming, he spent nearly all his life in the Town of Big Flats. He never married. Surviving are two brothers, William of Elmira and James of California; several nephews and nieces. Funeral Monday, 12:30 p.m. Rev. John W. Lewein of Beaver Dams. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1938
SINGER - CRAIG, Catherine Singer
Died unexpectedly on January 23, 2009 at her home. She was 69 years old and a lifetime resident of Elmira. Born November 29, 1939 she was the youngest of three children of Thomas Singer and Alberta Price Craig. Kitty attended local schools and graduated from high school at the Stoneleigh Prospect Hill School in Greenfield, Massachusetts. She completed her education at Garland Jr. College in Boston, then she worked at the Chemung Valley Savings and Loan Association and its successors until her retirement. She is survived by her sister, Alice McIlrath (Donald) of Rochester, Minnesota; her brother, Douglas Craig (Nancy) of Scarsdale, New York; her nephews, Harry N. Hoffman III, Thomas S. Craig II and Timothy J.L. Craig; her niece, Martha P. Hoffman; four great nephews and a great niece. A memorial service will be held at Grace Episcopal Church at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 28, 2009. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial gifts be made to Grace Episcopal Church or to the YWCA of Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/25/2009
SKELLY - OSBORNE, Irene M.
Age 87 of Horseheads, NY. She was born August 11, 1921 in Roaring Branch, PA, daughter of the late William and Irene (Littlebridge) Skelly, and died Thursday, October 2, 2008, unexpectedly at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Erold "Gene" Osborne in 1977; and is survived by her children, Beverly (Bill Parks) Keyser of Horseheads, William (Elaine) Jenkins of Lehigh Acres, FL, Linda (Frank) Odom of Talbott, TN and Gary (Pat) Osborne of New London, MN; along with 12 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren. Mrs. Osborne was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary for 38 years. She enjoyed "babysitting" her granddaughter Connie's dog, "Buddy". Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, October 7th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 10/4/2008 - 10/6/2008
NEAL P. SKIDMORE age of 85 of Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights Sunday, September 24, 1967. Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday 11 a.m. The Rev. S. Bruce Harrison. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Daisy M.; daughter, Mrs. Ralph Davis of Elmira Heights; sons, Sebert of Elmira, Hobert of Carmel Valley, Calif., William at home; eight grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Jerry of Webster Springs, West Virginia. He was a retired employee of the Thatcher Glass Mfg. Co. –Elmira Star/-Gazette 9/25/1967
SKINKLE Kayden Michael
Infant son of Samantha Skinkle. He was born April 15, 2009 in Elmira and died Tuesday, June 23, 2009 unexpectedly. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his brother, Jeremiah; grandmother, Millie Skinkle; aunt, Natosha Skinkle, all of Elmira. He was predeceased by his great-grandparents, Ernest and Wanda Skinkle. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, June 30th from 1 to 2 p.m. His funeral service will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/30/2009
excerpt from the 1917 Volta Bureau Report:
“Mrs. Jerusha Skinner died in Elmira, NY on January 25 under the most tragic circumstances. Her son, who had been seriously ill and delirious in …and in a fit of temporary insanity shot his mother and then himself. He died instantly and Mrs. Skinner survived but a few hours. Mrs. Skinner was in her ninetieth year and was a very bright and interesting old lady. She was the widow of Dr. Platt H. Skinner, who nearly sixty years ago founded the government school for the deaf at Washington. Mrs. Skinner leaves a daughter-in-law, Mrs. Margaret Skinner, who is a regular attendant at our services in Elmira...”
U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family Marriages and Hearing Relatives,
1888-1895 Record for Jerusha M Hills U.S. Special Census on Deaf Family
Marriages and Hearing Relatives, 1888-1895
Jerusha M Hills Gender: Female; Residence: United States; Father: Allen Hills; Mother: Ruth Benton; Marriage Date: 13 Jul 1854; Spouse: Platt H(enry) Skinner; Gender: Male; Spouse residence: United States; Repository: Gallaudet University; Married by Rev. Thomas Gallaudet; number of children of this marriage - 1; how many deaf - 0; how many hearing - 1; how many died in infancy - 0; son - Henry H (Skinner) hearing married Margaret Getz deaf.
SLATER Alice Marie Rogers
Elmira: Age 95, died Monday, August 1, 2011. Alice was born in Sayre, PA on June 8, 1916, a daughter of Guy and Eleanor (Erle) Slater. She is predeceased by her husband Wesley W. Rogers; brothers, Arthur and Leonard Slater; and son-in-law Bobby Robinson. Alice is survived by her children, Guy A. Rogers of Horseheads with wife Cynthia; Eleanor E. Smith of Erin, with husband Wade; Rita M. Robinson of Elmira; sister Ethel Baccile of Corning; sister-in-law Ina Slater of Elmira; along with 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, 1 great-great grandson, and 1 grand dog, Sabastian. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 8:30 p.m., with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, August 4, 2011. Star Gazette - August 2, 2011
CHARLES H. SLATER, age 73 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 28, 1941 in Elmira, son of the late Claude E. and Jane Christine (Miller) Slater and passed away Monday, December 29, 2014 at St. Joseph's Hospital after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his sister Agnes Webster. Chuck is survived by his wife Gloria; sons Jason Slater of Syracuse and Charles Wheeler of Elmira; stepsons Ralph (Lynette) Nichols and Fred (Becky) Nichols; daughters Doreen (Ed) Miller of Tucson, AZ; Patricia (Chad) Reeves, Kari Wheeler, Robin, Tammy; 2 favorite nieces Ellen Benjamin and Mandy Meck; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. Chuck was a former employee of Corning, Inc., Jack's Taxi (dispatcher), Glider City Cab, Arnot Ogden Medical Center where he formed the Arnot Credit Union and was the president. He retired as a security officer from Schweizer Aircraft. Mr. Slater was past commander of VFW Post 901, commander of the Chemung County Emergency Protective Force, Ex officer for the Auxiliary Police and Elmira Emergency Assistance Force under John Ellison; 1st vice commander of American Legion Post 443 under Charlie Trumble. He also held other positions in the VFW. He was a charter member and past secretary of the Vietnam Veteran of America Chapter 803. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, January 4th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. His funeral service will be held there on Monday, January 5th at 12 noon. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/1/2015
SLOCUM - Mrs. Lida Slocum, (widow of Edward Slocum) 82, of 550 Cypress Street, Elmira, April 30, 1954. Survived by sons, Leon Slocum of Elmira, Augustus of Wellsburg, Leman of Plattsburg, NY and Albert of California; daughters, Mrs. Ethel Dethloff of Elmira, Mrs. Augusta Besley of Pine City, Mrs. Iva Besley of California, Mrs. Georgianna Woodcock of Elmira, Mrs. Eloise McDuffy of Florida, Mrs. Frances McWhorter of Elmira, Mrs. Elizabeth Garris of Tennessee, 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren; sister Mrs. Pearl McCaslin of Smithboro, Pa., brothers, Samuel Slocum of Cortland, Earl of Elmira Heights, Burt of Hector, NY, Charles and Harry, both of Wellsville, NY. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Funeral announcement later. (From a very poor copy of the Elmira Star Gazette, Saturday, May 1, 1954, Page 2) [Both own surname and married alias were Slocum]
SLUSSER Luther E. "Luke" Founder of Southern Tier Hide & Tallow, Inc. Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, June 14, 2006, at St. Joseph Hospital. He is survived by his loving wife of 63 years, Doris M. Slusser; sons, Ronald L. (Sandra) Slusser, Roy E. (Virginia) Slusser, Karl A. Slusser, and Kevin C. Slusser; grandchildren, Ronald Joseph (Sondra), Anne Marie (Doug Alhlefeld), Craig (Karen), Shaun, Derek (Penny), Andrea (Pete Mahon), Kelly, Karen, Keith, Kyle Slusser; predeceased by parents, Claude and Mary Slusser; sister, Arlene Slusser; son, Dean N. Slusser; grandsons, Andrew Slusser and Ryan Slusser. Luther was a member of and very active in many areas of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. He was a Master Sergeant in the United States Army Air Corps during WWII and served in the Asiatic Pacific Campaign as crew chief. Luther was active in Troop #47 of the Boy Scouts of America for several years. He was a member of the Rotary, the Masons, Corning Consistory and was a former Secretary of the National Hide Association. He was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Friday, June 16, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Memorial Mass will be held on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. in Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 West Church St., Elmira, NY, 14901. Reverend Joseph Cotner will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Former Troy Woman Found Dead in Fashionable Elmira Café.
Angeline Smith, formerly of Troy was found dead in her room at the Belvidere hotel at 722 Lake Street, Elmira, at 11 o’clock Tuesday night. She was in Troy Monday and returned to Elmira according to published report about noon on Tuesday. She was a daughter of Charles Smith, one time a blacksmith here. An autopsy was ordered by the Coroner to determine the cause of death. There is a report that the deceased had $300 given her for an operation when she left Troy and that but $24 was found on her body. TGR 1922
SMITH –ARLINE KELTS of Elmira & Horseheads died June 8, 2003. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles; and brother, Robert Marsh. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Bruce and Gail Kelts, Ocala, FL; grandchildren, Sheryll (John) Popp, Lexington, KY, Steven (Connie) Kelts, Batesville, IN, and Staci Kelts, Columbus, OH; great-grandchildren, Meghan Camp and Evan Popp, Lexington, KY, Sarah, Lindsey, Ali, Anni Kelts, Batesville, IN; great-great-grandchildren, Hunter Camp and Haden Rowland, Lexington, KY. A Memorial Service for Arline Kelts will be held at Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Monday, July 7, 2003, at 11 a.m. There will be a luncheon followed by a Committal Service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials to Lake Street Presbyterian Church.
SMITH Bernice Smith
Entrepreneur, sister, wife, mother, grandmother and friend was born on August 31, 1916 to North and Lizzie Smith and departed died on December 29, 2010 in Elmira, NY at the age of 94. Bernice confessed her life to the Lord at an early age and had been retired for over 30 years as an employee with the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center in Memphis, TN. Ms. Smith leaves to cherish her memories two sons, Chester Smith and Arthur Smith, both of Elmira; daughter, Elizabeth Hentz of Elmira. She is also remembered by a host of grandchildren, cousins and friends, and with special love for Stonewall and Elnora Pledge of Memphis, TN and Johnny Will and the Spruell Family of Florissant, MO. She was predeceased by her husband, Eugene; and her children, North Smith, Mattie Slater, Johnny Ashford, Cornelia Liggans and Robert Smith. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 4th, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 12:30 p.m. with Pastor Roman H. Wells of the Evangelist Temple Church of God in Christ in Chicago, IL, officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 3, 2011
CLIFFORD C. SMITH, 83, of Horseheads, N.Y., recently died December 30, 2004. He was a former longtime resident of Southport, N.Y. He was born Feb. 22, 1921, the son of the late LeRoy S. and Clara Oliphant Smith of East Smithfield. His brother Gerald Smith, and Uncle Emmett Oliphant predeceased Clifford. He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years and best friend, Betty Gower Smith; his loving children, of whom he was so proud, daughters Lynda DeRigge, and Jean and her husband, David B. Potter Jr. and his son, Michael S. and his wife, LuAnn Smith, all of Elmira, N.Y.; his loving grandchildren, June and Scott Batulis, Michael and Pamela DeRigge, David and Jan Potter, Betsy Potter, Thomas and Peggy Potter, Amy and Ed Browning, Mary and Liam Lohmuller, Daniel and Barbara Smith, and Susan and Daniel O’Connell; numerous great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and his feline companion, “Sam.” Clifford was retired from Sears Roebuck and Co., after a career as a farm equipment, truck and tractor tire salesman. He graduated from East Smithfield School and was the proprietor of the Five Acres Tavern in Chemung, N.Y., an honorary member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department and an avid fisherman. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, Jan. 2, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. with funeral and committal there at 8 p.m. The Rev. Anne L. Mowery will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Clifford’s name to the St. Joseph’s Foundation, 555 E. Market St. Elmira, N.Y. –Towanda Daily Review.
MICHAEL R. SMITH, 65, of Wellsburg, NY, passed away on Friday, August 22, 2014, at his home. Mike was born on April 18, 1949 in Elmira, NY, son of the late Robert J. "Perch" Smith and Sylvia L. (Denton) Smith of Wellsburg. He was a South Side High School graduate. Mike served his country in the US Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Viet Nam War. After he came stateside, Mike became a truck driver, and most recently drove for Lewis Transportation. He enjoyed tinkering with old cars, buying tools, and cooking. When he was younger, Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing, and playing golf. Mike is survived by his mother, Sylvia; his sons, Christopher (Patricia) Smith of Horseheads, NY, and Timothy M. Smith of Markleeville, CA; his grandchildren, Makenzie Smith, Amber Mattice, Madeline Smith, Maya Smith and Stella Smith; and his brother, Mark Smith of Wellsburg, NY. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. "Perch" Smith, who passed away on March 3, 2012. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:00-1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main St., Wellsburg, NY. The memorial service to honor Mike's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 28th, at the funeral home and military rites will be given by the Chemung County Honor Squad. The placement of the urn in the Woodlawn National Cemetery Memorial Wall will be at the convenience of Mike's family. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested donations be made in Mike's memory to the Wounded Warriors Project, 4899 Belfort Rd., Suite 300 Jacksonville, FL or to the Disabled American Veterans, PO Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/25/2014
SMITH - MOON, Dorene A.
Age 58 of Elmira, died Tuesday, September 9, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Dorene was born September 23, 1949, the daughter of the late Paul V. and Dorothy Melnick Smith. In addition to her parents she is predeceased by her son Jeremiah Moon. Her brother Paul V. Smith, Jr. of Silver Springs, MD also died September 9, 2008, hours after Dorene. She is survived by her husband of 28 years Randy F. Moon; son and daughter-in-law, James P. and Jessica Moon of Pittsford, NY; 3 step-children who live in Michigan; sister-in-law Judy Smith of Silver Springs, MD, with her children Margaret and Matthew. Dorene was a poet winning several national contests. An avid gardener, she loved growing both flowers and vegetables. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, September 11, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Graveside services at Woodlawn Cemetery will be held on Friday, September 12, 2008 at a time to be announced. In lieu of flowers donations in Dorene's memory may be directed to The Arctic League, P O Box 113, Elmira, New York 14902. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/10/2008
SMITH - Woodhull, Elizabeth B. age 80 of 122 W. Chemung Pl., Sunday Sept 23, 1956. She was the widow of Fred Woodhull Sr.; member Lake St. Presbyterian Church. Survived by sons John F., Bradley, Herbert A. and Floyd C. Woodhull all of Elmira; five grand-children and five great-grandchildren: sister, Mrs. Ida Ramser of Lock Haven, Pa; brother Frank Smith of Monument, Pa. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home where friends may call today and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Removal will be made Wednesday at 1pm to Lake St. Presbyterian Church to lie in state until the funeral at 2pm, the Rev. Barnett S. Eby. Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette Sept 24, 1956
MRS. ELLEN SMITH SAYLES DIES WAS LAST OF NOTABLE
Mrs. Ellen Boardman SMITH Sayles, 82, for years a member of the Elmira College board of trustees and prominent in religious and social services, died Tuesday afternoon after a lengthy illness. She was the widow of Henry Halsey Sayles, a prominent merchant of the city whose death occurred in 1883.
Mrs. Sayles was born in Elmira Nov. 16, 1853, the daughter of Supreme Court Justice H. Boardman Smith. Her mother was Ellen Heys, whose father came to this country from England early in the 19th century. Mrs. Sayles attended the city schools and was graduated from Elmira College in the class of 1872. She had been president of the alumnae and was a trustee of the college for a number of years. She was the founder and first president of the Women’s University club. She was also a charter member of the Wednesday Morning Club. Mrs. Sayles was a life-long member of the First Presbyterian church of this city. She was active in the church until recently. She founded the Elizabeth Guild, a flourishing branch of the work of that church.
She is survived by three children, Halsey Sayles, Mrs. Jervis Langdon and Henry B. Sayles, all of this city. The funeral will be held Thursday at 4 p.m. at the home of her son, Halsey Sayles, 219 West First Street. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mrs. Sayles’ father was a Vermonter, having been born in Whitingham, Vt., August 18, 1826. His father was Dr. Nathaniel Smith, a physician, who subsequently removed with his family to Columbia Cross Roads, Pa.
He finished his studies in the law office of Judge Aaron Konkle in Elmira and was admitted to the Bar in 1850, later forming a partnership with John Murdock, the father of Mrs. Eugene Diven and Mrs. Burton S. Chamberlain. In 1859 County Judge Theodore North died and Mr. Smith was appointed to fill the unexpired term, to which office he later was elected. He held the office about one year and retired to enter partnership with Archibald Robinson and Newton P. Fassett, under the name of Smith, Robinson and Fassett. Newton P. Fassett was the brother of the late J. Sloat Fassett and Henry Fassett. Judge Smith was twice elected as a Member of Congress and in 1882, was elected a justice of the Supreme court. He resigned in 1885 and died in 1888.
LAST OF FAMILY
Justice Smith’s son Walter Lloyd Smith was appointed for the unexpired term and later was elected to office. Another son, the Rev. Wilton Merle Smith was a pastor of the Central Presbyterian Church in New York City. Justice Walter Lloyd Smith died about 10 years ago and the Rev. Wilton Merle Smith died a few years later. Mrs. Sayles was the last surviving member of the family. For many years the family resided on Aspen Ridge, at Pennsylvania Avenue and Mr. Zoar Street the present parish house of Emmanuel Episcopal Church being a part of the Judge H. Boardman Smith homestead.
SMITH Francis H.
Age 90 of Watkins Rd., and formerly a longtime resident of E. Franklin St., Horseheads, died May 1, 2012. He was born Feb. 4, 1922 in Union Township, PA to T. Edward and Agnes (Wilcox) Smith. He was predeceased by his wife, Helen J. (Theetge) Smith, on Mar. 11, 2010. His surviving family includes his son and daughter-in-law, Milford and Ann Doland of Wellsburg, NY; grandchildren, Carol Doland of Wellsburg, NY and Darlene (Robert) Sowers of Pine City, NY; great-grandchildren, Tristan (Michael) Stoughton, Jamee (Josiah) Skinkle, Cody Stoughton; and great great-grandson, Aaron Lee Skinkle; sister, Mildred Miller of Grand Island, NE. He was also predeceased by his sister, Dorothy Swatsworth. Francis is also survived by his sisters-in-law, Rosalie Vondracek of Cayuta, NY, and Marian Morgan of Prior Lake, MN; brother-in-law, John (Eleanor) Theetge of Horseheads, NY; brother-in-law, Warren Austin of Sidney, NY. Francis was also predeceased by a granddaughter, Janet Stoughton; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Austin; and brother-in-law, Harold Theetge. Fran was retired from the Elmira Star Gazette where he was a circulation supervisor. He was also a member of Christian Faith Fellowship on the South Side and a past member of the Order of Eastern Star as well as a former Mason and past Master. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main Street, Horseheads on Sat., May 5, 2012 from 12:00 noon - 2:00 p.m. where his service will follow at the conclusion of calling hours at 2:00 p.m. with his pastor the Rev. James Crupi officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of his family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing may remember Fran with memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Star Gazette – May 3, 2012
Frank Smith died Saturday evening, April 25, 1936, at the home of his daughter-in-law, Mrs. Ella Smith, 367 Diven Avenue. Surviving are two sons, Alvin of Rochester and Arnot of California; three granddaughters, Mrs. Florence Burg and the Misses Yvonne and Gladys, and three great-grandchildren, Richard, Shirley and Barbara Burg, all of Elmira. The body is at the Davis funeral home. Funeral arrangements later. Elmira Star Gazette - April 27, 1936
SMITH - Mrs. Grace Van Valkner, 80, of the town of Big Flats, Elmira RD 1, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 1949. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Ray Rinebold of Elmira RD 1; son, Winfield of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Horace L. Hulslander of Mainesburg, Pa; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Hilton Funeral Home, Big Flats, and today at noon will be removed to the family home, where funeral will be held Thursday 2 p.m. The Rev. Wesley Kehler, Woodlawn Cemetery.
SMITH Herrick A., Jr. "Smitty"
Age 93 of Ridge Road, Horseheads, died at home Saturday July 6, 2013. Smitty was born December 29, 1919 in Richmond, VA to Herrick Smith Sr. and Caroline Locke. He was predeceased by Betty, his wife of 65 years on March 25, 2010. Survivors include a nephew, Timothy (Gale) Wheeler of Richmond, VA; God-daughter, Ronalee (John) DeMarchis of Big Flats, NY; and many friends and neighbors. Smitty was a veteran of the US Army Air force. He was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church as was retired in 1982 as the service manager for Ryders Kitchen in Elmira where he worked for over 30 years. Smitty was also accomplished photographer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Wednesday July 10, 2013 from 1-2:00 p.m. His service will follow there at 2:00 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may also remember Smitty with memorials to Southern Tier Association for the Visually Impaired 716 Lake St.. Elmira, NY 14901 or Lake St. Presbyterian Church 300 Lake St, Elmira, NY 14901 or the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY, 14901. Star Gazette – July 9, 2013
SMITH Hope Smith Welliver
Life long resident of Elmira, NY, age 85 died on Monday July 4, 2011. There will be no calling hours. A Memorial Requiem Mass will be held at Grace Episcopal Church 375 W. Church Elmira on Thursday July 7 at 7pm. Reverend Father Donald W. Mathews officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira at the convenience of the family. Hope is survived by her children Jeffrey S. Welliver, Sr. of Elmira and grandchildren Jeffrey Jr. and Richard B. Welliver; Constance H. White (Roy) of Pine City, NY. and grandchildren Sarah W. and Ashley H. White; Gregg Carlson Welliver (Elizabeth) of Jacksonville, Fl. and grandchildren Tyler and Alexander Welliver; Carol W. Gabriel (Anthony, Jr.) of Alexandria, Va. and grandchild Francesca C. Gabriel. Loving daughter-in-law Barbara D. Welliver of Elmira and grandchildren Jason G. and Jeremy M. Kimball. Sister Constance Templeton of Oceanside, Ca., brother Dr.Arthur C. Smith, Jr. of Elmira. She was predeceased by her parents Dr. Arthur C. and Louise Mathews Smith, Sr., husband Richard William Welliver. Hope graduated from Kent Place Boarding School, Summit, NJ. and Harcum Jr. College, Bryn Mawr, Pa. A member of the Altar Guild at Grace Episcopal Church and a life long member of the Elmira Country Club She was involved in many community services including Chemung SPCA, Tanglewood Nature Center, Arnot Ogden Children's Miracle Network, Feed the Children and Meals on Wheels. Loved to travel to Middleburg, Va.; Cape Cod, Ma. and Sea Island, Ga. Hope loved her home (The Greystones), gardening and all her various dogs and cats. She was also able to master the New York Times Sunday crossword puzzle, "IN INK". The family would like to sincerely thank all Hope's dear friends for their love and support during her lifetime. Hope was a great mom and nana and will be truly be missed by all. Those wishing may make memorials to Grace Church or Chemung SPCA. Star Gazette – July 7, 2011
SMITH Howard M
Howard M. Smith, late of 367 Diven Avenue, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1935, at 10:20 p.m. of injuries received in a fall, Monday. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Florence Berg, Gladys and Yvonne Smith; the father, Frank Smith; three grandchildren, Richard, Shirley and Barbara; two brothers, Alvin Smith of Rochester, Arnot Smith of California. The body is at the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later. Elmira Star Gazette - Sept. 19, 1936
SMITH HAZEL E HOWLAND
Hazel E., Age 93, of Elmira, NY. She was born October 10, 1913 in Binghamton, NY, daughter of the late Frank R. and Hylie M. (O'Dell) Smith, and died Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Daniel in 1966; sisters, Doris Panetta and Pearl Bosworth; and brothers, Harry and Howard Smith; and is survived by her son, Howard Howland of Elmira; sisters, Marion Rockwell of TX, and Rose Panetta of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, great-great-nieces and nephews. Mrs. Howland retired from Artistic Greetings and was a very active member and volunteer at Christ's United Methodist Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, July 27th, from 10 to 11 a.m. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/27/2007.
SMITH Hope Smith Welliver
Remembering you on your One Year Anniversary.
Hope Smith Welliver, age 85, beloved mother and lifelong resident of Elmira, NY, Hope died on July 4, 2011. Born on June 14, 1926 in Elmira to the late Dr. Arthur C. Smith, Sr. and Louise Mathews Smith. She was married to the late Richard W. Welliver and is survived by her children, Jeffrey S. Welliver, Sr. of Elmira; Constance Hope White (Roy) of Pine City; Gregg C. Welliver (Elizabeth)of Jacksonville, FL.; Carol W. Gabriel (Anthony Jr.) of Alexandria, VA. and Barbara Welliver of Elmira along with her many grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Constance S. Templeton (Will D.) of Oceanside, CA and her brother, Dr. Arthur C. Smith, Jr. (Beebe) of Elmira. Hope attended the Kent Place School in Summit, NJ and Harcum Jr. College in Bryn Mawr, Pa. She spent her summers during her younger years at the family home on Keuka Lake and enjoyed being with her friends during, as what was known then, a very social time in Elmira's history. She was also a lifelong member of the Elmira Country Club. After school she returned to Elmira to marry and start her family. Throughout the years she was very active in the Arctic League, Elmira Junior League, American Red Cross, Tanglewood Nature Center and Meals on Wheels. Hope was also a very generous donor to many local entities such as Grace Episcopal Church, Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital, Chemung County SPCA, among many others. An avid gardener, Hope worked tirelessly over the years in her various gardens around her home, which she adored. She loved the various species of plants and flowers and planted many. When not in the garden, a good shopping experience was never too far off. Hope's travels took her many places, but her favorites in recent years were Sea Island, GA., Middleburg, VA. and Cape Cod, MA. Her last trip was to the Washington, DC area the April before she passed. She also enjoyed being around the Finger Lakes, where she would enjoy lunches at the various wineries and restaurants. Hope passionately loved her friends, family and her many cats and dogs and cherished the time she spent with them. Star Gazette – July 1, 2012
SMITH Howard M
Howard M. Smith, late of 367 Diven Avenue, died Wednesday, Sept. 18, 1935, at 10:20 p.m. of injuries received in a fall, Monday. He is survived by his widow, three daughters, Mrs. Florence Berg, Gladys and Yvonne Smith; the father, Frank Smith; three grandchildren, Richard, Shirley and Barbara; two brothers, Alvin Smith of Rochester, Arnot Smith of California. The body is at the Davis funeral home. Funeral notice later.
SMITH - Woodhull, Jane age 80 of 622 Copley St., Elmira, Tuesday, March 13, 1990. Survived by daughter, Suzanne Tarr of Elmira; grandsons and wife, Scott and Marlene Austin of Gillettt, Pa, Floyd D. Austin of Rochester, NY; 3 great grandsons, James, Brent and Michael; sister Marion Smith of Geneva, NY; nephews, William (ila) Woodhull, Jack and Viola Woodhull all of Elmira and nieces, Marjorie Fetes of Hollywood, Fl. Predeceased by her husband, Floyd (Woody) Woodhull. Donations to: St. Joseph’s Hospital Development Fund in her name would be appreciated. Jane was a member of Lake St. Presbyterian Church and retired from Avis Rent-A-Car. Family will receive relatives and friends at the Don Kalec Funeral Home. Thursday, 2-4 and 7-8:30 pm. With Funeral and Committal immediately following at 8:30pm. Rev. John B. McLaren, her pastor officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery convenience of the family. Star Gazette Mar 15, 1990
SMITH JENNIE M. WILSON
Jennie M Wilson, 73, of Mariott Manor, Horseheads, NY, died Wednesday, Sept. .30, 1987. She is survived by a daughter, Janice Olson of Jamestown, NY; a son, Harold Swanson of Oklahoma; two sisters, Edith Brooks of Elmira, NY, and Eleanor Wright of Millerton; and two brothers, Bert Smith of Millerton and William Smith of Mansfield. Funeral and committal services were held Friday, Oct. 2, at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, NY. The Rev. Donald Rockwell officiated. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
SMITH –JESSIE L. THOMAS age 93 of 1303 Lake Street, Elmira, NY formerly of Cochran, GA, Sunday, January 31, 1993 at home after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Thursday 1 to 2 PM. Funeral services will he held there at the conclusion of calling hours (2 PM). Rev. John Bedzyk will officiate. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. She was predeceased by her husband, Sam Thomas in 1975. She is survived by her daughter, Incel Thomas with whom she resided; grandchildren, Linda F. Lewis of Warner Robbins, GA, Brenda G. Coley, Patricia (Julius) Clark and Gerome Thomas, all of Elmira; along with 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces and nephews. Jessie was born January 1, 1900 in Lawrence County, GA to Alex and Maude (Whitehurst) Smith. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/3/1993
Wellsboro Gazette, Tioga, PA - Thurs., April 4, 1940, pg 5
Mr and Mrs Lee B. English, Mrs George Mather, Mrs William Crane attended the funeral of their aunt Mrs. Katharine Painton in Elmira Friday [3/29/1940]. Mrs Painton was the last surviving member of the late Henry and Katharine Smith of Wellsboro.
SMITH Lanis "Jake" Age 52, of Elmira, NY, died Friday, March 17, 2006, after a courageous fight with throat and lung cancer. He was born August 20, 1953, son of Elma Keith Bennett and the late Herman Bennett. He enjoyed many years with his loving-lifelong partner, Lettie Davidson, and was a loving "dad" to her children, Donna and Gene Perry, Janet Freeman, and Rebecca Vonderchek. Jake worked for the Chemung County Highway Department, was the trombone player for Crosswinds Band, a superb sketch artist, a high-school track star, enjoyed music, fishing, and most of all sharing stories, telling jokes, and putting smiles on the faces of all that were blessed to know him. Along with his mother he is survived by his son Sheldon K. Smith with fiancé Jonelle Pagano. Brothers; Willie (Christine) Smith, Kelly Smith, Cornell (Brenda) Bennett, Courtney Bennett, and Clotus Bennett with fiancé Brenda Cain. Aunts and Uncles; Fred Keith, George Keith Sr., Art Keith, Charles Keith, Margaret Woods, Hattie Stroman, Ellarene Brooks, and Delphine Brewer. Special cousins, George Keith, Jr., Clyde and Stanley Stroman and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit McInerny Funeral Home Tuesday March 21, from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Funeral Services to be held Wednesday, March 22, at 11:00 a.m., at Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St., Elmira. Rev. Leo Huey, Jr. will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Donations in loving memory of Jake may be made to the Falck Cancer Center, 600 Roe Ave., Elmira NY 14905.
SMITH Lorraine "Rosie" Levack
A lifelong resident of Southport community died Wed. July 11, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital following declining health at the age of 83. Born on July 1, 1929 in Southport, Lorraine was the daughter of the late, Delos & Mae Johnson Smith. She married the love of her life, Donald Levack 63 years ago. Also surviving are their children, Priscilla (Edward) Spencer, Elmira; and Kenneth Levack Santa Barbara, CA; grandchildren, Anne (Mike Robinson) Spencer-Palmer, Jason Spencer, Christine Beeken, and Matthew (Rachel) Levack; 10 great grandchildren, Kaylee, Andrea, Noah, Zachary, Isabella, Autumn, Alexander, Cooper, Katherine and Dominic; 2 great great grandchildren, her special one, Noeanna and Ryan; sisters, Mary Gage and Josephine (Jack) Ellsworth; brother, Jay Smith; nieces nephews and cherished family friends. She was predeceased by her brother, Sonny Smith and her great grandson, Andrew Ryan. Rosie was a fun loving person fondly remembered for her talents cross stitching. She loved to shop and was devoted to her family. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sat. July 14, 2012 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral Services will follow the visitation at 4:15 p.m. Interment will take place at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will rest beside her great grandson, Andrew Ryan. Star Gazette – July 13, 2012
SMITH Louis F. Smith
96, formerly of E. Washington St., died Sunday (July 24, 2011) at the Corning Guthrie Hospital. Born in Hornell, April 11, 1915, the son of Harry and Lydia (Knouse) Smith, he had resided in Canisteo for 15 years before moving to Lakeland, FL where he resided for 15 years, moving to Bath in 1984. He worked for the Hornell Ice and Cold Storage Co. from 1934 to 1936, and was employed as a stationary engineer by the former Erie Railroad, retiring from the Erie-Lackawanna Railroad in 1975 with 39 years of service. Earlier he had been a cook for the Civilian Conservation Corps of the US. He was a former member and deacon of the First Presbyterian Church in Canisteo as well as a member of the International Brotherhood of Firemen & Oilers and served as representative of local #140. Louis was a current member of the Prattsburg Presbyterian Church. He was also a member of the Systems Council #10 for the Erie & Baltimore-Ohio & Western Railroads, and was secretary/treasurer for 28 years. A member of the Morning Star Lodge # 65 F&AM in Canisteo, he was past treasurer for 10 years and recipient of his 25 year membership pin. He was predeceased by his wife, Margaret A. Smith in 1999; one son, Richard Smith; three brothers, Gordon, Robert and George Smith; two sisters, Minnie French and Beatrice McGregor. He is survived by two daughters, Barbara (David) Hedges of Arkport and Deborah (John) Englert of Rochester; one son, Stephen "Lou" (Vasilka) Smith of Corning; 11 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 5 great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. The family is being assisted by Adam E. DuBois, Director. The family will be present to receive friends from 2 pm until 4 pm and from 6 pm until 8 pm on Wednesday (July 27, 2011), at the Robertson Funeral Home, 354 Canisteo St., Hornell where a Masonic memorial service will be held at 7:30 pm. Funeral services will be held on Thursday at 11 am at the funeral homes. Burial will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell. Friends may make memorial contributions to the Bath Volunteer Ambulance Corps, Bath, NY 14810. Star Gazette – July 26, 2011
MARTIE E. SMITH
Martie E. Smith, age 73 of Millerton, died on Friday, April 7, 1978 following an extended illness. He is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mrs. Dorothy Rozell Smith; two daughters and sons-in-law, Betty and Charles Bly of Tioga, and Laura and William Kole of Pine City; son and daughter-in-law, Garrett and Barbara Smith of Corning; 16 grandchildren; one brother, Mahlon Smith of Millerton; a half-brother, Wilmot Wheeler of Millerton; two half-sisters, Mrs. Mary Woodhouse of Lindley, NY and Mrs. Florence Bump of Penn Yan, NY; two step-brothers, Cecil and Norman Wheeler both of Millerton; several nieces and nephews. Funeral and committal services were held Monday at the Olthof Funeral Home with the Rev. William Shepherd of the West Jackson Baptist Church officiating. Interment in the Woodlawn Cemetery.
MYRA SHEPARD SMITH – MRS. HERBERT M. DAGGETT, 93, formerly of Elmira, Sunday, Jan. 14, 1945 in Elizabeth, N.J. at home of daughter, Mrs. Clarence Buzby. Survived by son, Herbert Myron Daggett of Trout Run, Pa.; daughters, Miss Mabel C. Daggett of Brooklyn and Mrs. Buzby; grandson, Eldred Herbert Daggett and great-grandchildren, Barbara and Lois Daggett of Brooklyn. Prayer service in Elizabeth, N.J. Monday. The body will be removed to Smith and Fudge Funeral home where funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m. Rev. Henry White. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/15/1945
SMITH - BARNETT, Mary E.
Age 89, of 300 S. Main St., Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, September 10, 2008, due to Legionnaires Disease, surrounded by her family at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born December 26, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Floyd A. and Florence L. (Elmore) Smith. Predeceased by her husband, Rev. Tom Barnett, February 2, 1972; brothers, Gardiner E. Smith and Thaddeus E. Smith; sister, Florence L. Conklin. Survived by stepdaughters, Roberta Mellick of Oakville, WA, and Ruth Olney of South Bend, WA; nieces, Susan (Dr. Stephen) Stanton-Reid, Honeoye Falls, NY, Barbara (Donald) Hulslander, Horseheads, NY, Sally (Donald) Watson, Jacksonville, FL; four step grandchildren, five great step-grandchildren, along with several other nieces and nephews. Graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Arnot Ogden Nursing School. It was Mary's request that there be no calling hours and a Private Graveside Service be held at the convenience of the family at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials to the charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/14/2008
SMITH –MRS. NANCY EURSULA CARPETNER, 81 died Tuesday, May 21, 1940 at the home of a daughter, Mrs. George Wabnitz of Rochester after a brief illness. She was a native of Elmira. She is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clara Wabnitz of Rochester, Mrs. Emma Brown, Elmira; two sons, George H. of Waverly and D. Vernon of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Cora Thomas of Santa Barbara, Calif.; a brother, William Smith of Elmira; 13 grandchildren. A prayer service was held in Rochester Friday Morning. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at 1 p.m. The Rev. Henry White. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/31/1940
SMITH Philip B. died at the Providence Retirement Home in New Albany, Indiana, on Sunday, July 23, 2006. He formerly resided in Elmira and Penn Yan, New York. Friends and family may call on Friday, July 28th, 2006, at the Penn Yan United Methodist Church from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., where his funeral service will immediately follow at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York. Mr. Smith was born May 12, 1921 in Elmira, the son of Florence and Leo B. Smith. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, attended Buckland University, and a graduate of the Simmons School of Embalming and Mortuary Science in Syracuse, New York. He was a partner in the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home in Elmira for thirty-five years. Philip was also a member of the Park Congregational Church in Elmira, a member of the Union-Cooley Masonic Lodge and the Elmira Rotary for many years; he then retired to Keuka Lake in 1976. Philip was also a member of the Penn Yan United Methodist Church and a church soloist; he also was a Penn Yan Rotarian, sang in the Penn Yan Community Chorus and enjoyed bowling, tennis, golf, fishing, singing, and dancing. He was predeceased by his wife, Resta "Toby" Smith; and one sister, Martha Ballard. He is survived by a son, Philip B. Smith Jr. of New York City; a daughter, Joan C. Pitzer of Jeffersonville, Indiana; three grandchildren, Toni Mayo of Huntington, Indiana, Teri Fleming of Jasper, Indiana, and Lance Pitzer of Charlestown, Indiana; nine great-grandchildren; two nephews, Walter and Carl Ballard; many cousins; and dearest friend, Dee Dennis. Arrangements are with the Townsend-Wood Funeral Chapel, 201 East Elm St., Penn Yan, New York, with assistance from the Scott Funeral Home in Jeffersonville, Indiana.
RONALD C. SMITH SR. age 63 passed away Tuesday, March 26, 2002 at home. He is survived by his daughter; Teresa (Brian Deats) Cole of Millerton, PA; son, Ronald (Tonya) Smith, Jr. of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Lena Cole, Jonathan Deats and Eric Smith. Ron attended Jackson Summit Baptist Church and was the owner/operator of Smith’s Welding and Machine Shop of Millerton, PA. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, April 2, 2002 from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 8:30 PM with funeral and committal service there Tuesday evening at 8:30 PM. The Rev. Douglas Hodge will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –McKay Scrapbook
ROY LEE SMITH, 58 of Erin, Sunday, June 24, 1951. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Lucy Moyer of Elmira; two grandchildren. Mr. Smith was a Kennedy Valve Mfg. Co. employee. The body is at the Keister Funeral home, 1138 Broadway, where friends may call and where funeral will be held Tuesday 3 p.m. The Rev. Lloyd F. Shepherd. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/25/1951
SMITH Sharon E. Tompkins
Was born December 15, 1949 in Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, March 2, 2013, at the Bradford County Manor where she has resided since 2001 and has also received the utmost love and care. She is survived by her loving son, Christopher Tompkins of Elmira, NY; beloved mother, Shirley Smith of Elmira, NY; brothers, Timothy Smith, also of Elmira, NY, James Smith of Corning, NY; sister, Karen Mathewson of North Carolina; along with several nieces and nephews. After graduating from high school, Sharon received her nursing degree from the Montgomery Nursing Community College. She was then a Registered Nurse for Montgomery County in Norristown, PA where she resided for many years. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, from 1:30 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 2 p.m. The Reverend Michael Weeden will celebrate Sharon's service. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Bradford County Manor, 15900 Route #6, Troy, PA 16947 or to the Multiple Sclerosis Resources Of Central New York, Inc., P.O. Box 237, East Syracuse, NY 13057. Star Gazette – March 4, 2013
William Henry SMITH, proprietor of a grocery and general store at Bulkhead, on the state road south of this city, died last evening at 7:30 o'clock, after a brief illness, aged fifty-six years. He is survived by his widow, a daughter, Mrs. Gertrude Young of Pine City and two sons, Walter and Raymond at home: two sisters, Mrs. Grace Van Dyke of Elmira and Mrs. Alice Stillwell of Trowbridge, Pa.; two brothers, Edwin Smith of Mosherville, Pa. and Albert F.Smith of Breesport. The funeral will be held at the family home at Bulkhead, Sunday at 3 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article – July 17, 1919.)
STEPHEN H. SMOUTHER age 48 of Columbus, OH formerly of Elmira, NY died April 15, 2002 in Columbus, OH. Stephen was the beloved son of Herbert "Bud" and the late Winnifred Seeley Smouther, born on November 7th, 1953 in Blossburg, Pa. Surviving Stephen are his loving daughters Lindsay Smouther of Columbus, OH; Sara Smouther and McKenzie Smouther, both of Carmel, IN; Teresa Catino, the mother of his children, of Carmel, IN; father, Herbert "Bud" (Marilyn) Smouther of Casar, NC; brother, Gordon (Linda) Smouther of Trenton, NJ; uncle, Roger (Anne) Smouther of Canton, PA; niece, Bethany Smouther of Trenton, NJ, and nephew, Bryan Smouther of Charlottesville, VA. Stephen was a graduate of the Elmira Southside High School Class of 1972. He received a baseball scholarship to Ryder College in New Jersey, and then became a self-employed insurance agent in Mansfield, Ohio. In the past, he took great pride in working for Elm Chevrolet and the fine people at Werdenberg's of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, April 18, 2002 from 7 to 9 PM. Funeral services will be held there on Friday, April 19, 2002 at 10 AM with Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star Gazette
SNOVER ERVENE GOODWIN
Ervene S., Former Town of Southport resident, Was born October 4, 1911 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Louis D. and Stella (Arthur) Snover, died peacefully on Sunday, August 26, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY, at the age of 95. She is survived by her loving children, son, Jerry Goodwin of New York City; daughter, Carole (David) Kohler of Webster, NY; grandchildren, Karen Kohler, David (Margot) Kohler, Scott (Karen) Kohler, Carrier Goodwin (Dr. Doug) Elwood and Alex Goodwin; great grandchildren, Taylor Kohler and Kamyrn Kohler; sister, Marge Kirby; nephews, Timothy (Marsha) Kirby and Bruce Kirby. Ervene was administrative assistant for the Marine Midland Bank for many dedicated years. She was a faithful member of the Christ's United Methodist Church, a member of the Business and Professional Women's Club and was a member of the O.E.S Loyal chapter # 265. She also volunteered with the following organizations: Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Tanglewood Nature Center and the American Red Cross. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Tuesday, August 28, 2007, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there on Wednesday, August 29th at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the SPCA Animal Shelter, Route # 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/27/2007.
DELETTE SNYDER, 2, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Delos Snyder of 406 Powell St., died Monday, Dec. 12, 1938 at 2:30 a.m. The child is survived by the parents, the grandparents, Mrs. Catherine Snyder and Mrs. Edith Libby of Elmira. The body is in the Hilton & Lundgrin Funeral Home on Park Pl. and Late Tuesday afternoon will be removed to the home of Mrs. Catherine Snyder, 131 W. Henry St. Funeral Wednesday, 2 p.m. Rev. C. E. Eichner. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1938
SNYDER, John W. - The funeral of John William Snyder, the infant son of Mrs. and Mrs. Richard Snyder of Seeley Creek, will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. Mr. Guiles of Millerton, Pa. will officiate. The child is survived by the parents and a brother, Frederick.
CECELIA A. CONDON
Age 101, of Bethany Court Yards, Horseheads, NY, passed peacefully away on Sunday, January 6, 2008. She was predeceased by her loving husband, William G. Condon; sisters, Laverne Lavelle and Ethel Cunningham; brothers, LeRoy Snyder, Delos Snyder. Cecelia is survived by several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews, great-great-nephew; and special companion and care provider, Marcia Snyder. She was a member of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church of Elmira, NY, very active in the Grottoetts, she retired from American LaFrance, was a very active bowler and volunteered for Meals on Wheels for many years. It was Cecelia's request that there be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, January 9, 2008, at 3:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Pastor Joseph Cotner will officiate. Family and friends will meet at the main gate at the end of Walnut Street and process from there to the grave. Those wishing may make memorial to Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements are entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/7/2008.
FRANK D. SNYDER, 68 of 8 Eldridge Place died unexpectedly on Tuesday (Feb. 21, 1928) at 8:50 p.m. He is survived by two brothers, George W. of Elmira, Elijah M. of Buffalo; two nieces, the Misses Linnie and Florence Snyder with whom he resided; also several other nephews and nieces. Mr. Snyder was a member of Elmira Aerie, F. O. of Eagles. The funeral will be held at the family home Friday at 1 p.m. The Rev. H. E. Hubbard will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/22/1928
SNYDER –MRS. MARY A. MOFFETT of 412 West First Street, widow of James M. Moffett, died Tuesday morning (March 1928) at 6:30 o’clock after an extended illness. Mrs. Moffett was a former teacher in School No. Two, from the time of the opening of that school in 1865 for a period of 30 years. She was a member of the Park Congregational Church. Mrs. Moffett is survived by a sister, Mrs. Florence Richards of Elmira; a brother, Harry B. Snyder of Elmira; three nieces, Mrs. Lee V. Shepard of Elmira, Miss Maude A. Snyder of Niagara Falls, Miss Helen M. Snyder of South Orange, N.J.; two nephews, Walter B. Snyder of Elmira, Fred H. Richards of California. –Elmira paper (had written on article 3/13/1928)
SNYDER - MARSHALL
Rena Mae Thatcher Glass Retiree Age 78 of Wisner Street Elmira, NY. died Monday, April 30, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after a brief illness. She was born July 23, 1922 in Wellsboro, PA the daughter of the late Samuel and Hazel Snyder. She was preceded in death by her son, James H. Marshall in 1961 and husband Leslie Marshall in 1986. Her survivors include: son and daughter-in-law, Leslie (John) and Mary Ann Marshall of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Cecil Snyder of Harrisburg, PA; Tom Snyder of Avis, PA; Floyd Snyder of Wellsboro, PA; Samuel Snyder of California; grandchildren, Debra L. (Randy) Marsh, James A. Marshall, Lesley A. (John) Knapp, John S. Marshall; along with 7 great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Rena retired from Thatcher Glass in 1975 after 25 years of faithful service and was a member of the American Legion Clarence R. Oliver Post # 154 Ladies Auxiliary Elmira Heights. Family and friends are invited to attend Funeral Services at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Wednesday, May 2, 2001 at 9:00 AM. John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
SNYDER Richard W., Jr. Westinghouse Retiree Was born December 19, 1932 in Pine City, NY, the son of the late Richard W. and Clara (Loomis) Snyder Sr., and died peacefully on Saturday, September 23, 2006, at home surrounded by his loving and caring family at the age of 73. His brothers, John "Jackie" and Fred Snyder predeceased him. He is survived by his loving wife of 53 years, Janet H. (Freeman) Snyder; beloved children, Suzanne (Robert) Donaldson, Keith (Ann) Snyder, Karen (Frank) Walker, Michael Snyder, Brian Snyder, Wendy (Rob) Southard, Jason Snyder (Rene VanDeWark), Tammy Snyder; much loved grandchildren, Jack (Linda) Snyder, Bobby (Amy) Snyder, James (Shannon) Donaldson, John Paul Donaldson, Justin Donaldson, Chad Donaldson, Jeremy (Susan) Walker Sr., Rebecca Walker (Joseph Avery), Bradley Snyder, Joshua Snyder, Rachel Snyder, Bryana Snyder, Andria Walker, and Bryce VanDeWark; 18 adored great-grandchildren; sister, Betty (Ansel) Miller; nephew, Richard Snyder III; along with several nieces, nephews and many friends. Richard graduated from Southside High School's class of 1951. He then became an officer of the United States Navy, proudly serving his country from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War. He retired from Westinghouse as an electrician after 40 years of dedicated service. He coached his children, grandchildren and many other children in the Southport Recreation baseball and softball leagues for many years. He also enjoyed being a Boy Scout leader for several years and was the "# 1 seller in popcorn sales" and became a member of the "Old Fart Patrol." Richard had a passion for woodworking during his retirement and also enjoyed vacationing on the east coast. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, September 27, 2006, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will be held there Thursday, September 28, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend William Vallet will celebrate Richard's service. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Snyder full Military Honors. Memorial donations may be directed to the Boy Scouts of America, 244 West Water Street, Elmira, NY 14901, in his memory. A "Candle of Remembrance" may be left for his family in obituaries at www.olthof.com. He was a wonderful father and terrific grandfather and will be deeply missed by all of the people in his life!
MR. WILLIAM G. SNYDER age 95 of the Masonic Home in Utica, N.Y. formerly of 1060 Penna. Ave. Wednesday, November 5, 1975 at the Masonic Home. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Thursday evening 7-9 p.m. Funeral services there Friday at 1:00 p.m., the Rev. Frederick Turner officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Albert (Helen) Ryan of South Boro, Mass.; sister-in-law, Mrs. Clara Snyder of Horseheads, formerly of Pine City and several nieces and nephews. Mr. Snyder was a 50 year member of the Jessie L. Coolie Lodge No. F&AM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/6/1975
SOPER –MRS. AGNES JESSIE (SOPER) HOLLISTER of RD2 Wellsburg, NY, (Bentley Creek), Saturday, April 12, 1980. It was Mrs. Hollister’s request that funeral and committal services will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday evening. The Rev. Ralph Parkin of the Bentley Creek Baptist Church officiating. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/14/1980
SOPER –MRS. ALTHEA SOPER HAVENS, 84 of 529 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday, March 17, 1963. She was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Winifred Susemihl of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Kittie Gilbert of Elmira, Mrs. Josephine Havens of Canandaigua, Mrs. Harland Rose and Mrs. Jeanette Bartkowski, both of Pine Valley, Mrs. Esther Dilmore of Tunkhannock; brothers, Wesley Soper and Furman Soper, both of Pine Valley. Body at Hagerman Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Wednesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. George Lang. Woodlawn Cemetery, Please omit flowers. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/18/1963
SORNBERGER - SMITH, Hilda Mae
Of Cedar St. Southport died peacefully on her birthday, Tuesday afternoon, May 26, 2009 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility at the age of 89. Born in Williamsport, PA, Hilda was the daughter of the late Howard H. & Cora E. Trick Sornberger. Hilda is fondly remembered as a kind person, who through difficult times remained positive and kind to others. She truly appreciated the people who cared for and befriended her. She was a friend to animals; loved children, flower gardening, baking, candlestick making and was a member of the RSVP. Surviving is her family, daughter, Shirley M. (Robert) Bannister, Port Byron, NY; six grandchildren, Debra (Gary) Sherman; Susan (Tom) Morrison; Robert Bannister Jr.; Gary (Toni) Bannister; Scott (Patti) Bannister;Wendy (Cong) Nguyen; nine great grandchildren, five great great grandchildren; sisters, Ruth G. Bucholtz, Elmira; Madeline Root, Pine City; brother, Melvin Sornberger, Williamsport, PA; several nieces nephews and cherished friends including her dear friend, Jackie Knapp. In addition to her parents she was also predeceased by her sister, Alice Coleman; and brother, Lee Sornberger. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sunday, May 31, 2009 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services for Hilda will follow at 6 p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 5/28/2009
SOUTHARD Shirley Jean
33 month-old daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Erwin Southard, 670 Sullivan St. Survived by parents; brothers, Richard & Paul; sisters, Delores, Carolyn & Connie; grandparents, Mr. & Mrs. Charles Wright, all of Elmira, Adelbert Southard of Horseheads, Body is at the Davis Funeral Home. Funeral announcement later. - Shirley Jean Southard died February 8, 1949. Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.
SOUTHWORTH Lyle E. Southworth (Bob)
79 was ushered into the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on November 2, 2010 at the NYS Veterans Home in Oxford, NY. Bob was born in Little Marsh, PA on September 9, 1931. He was the son of the late Walter and Mildred (Short) Southworth. He graduated from Charleston High School, Wellsboro, PA in 1950. Bob served 8 years in the United States Air Force in the Strategic Air Command during the Korean Conflict. He was employed by Sears and Roebuck Co. for 18 years before entering Baptist Bible College, Clarks Summit, PA graduating in 1980. He served as Pastor and Minister of the Gospel in three Pennsylvania churches, Cadis, Spartanburg and Wellsboro. He is survived by wife of 60 years, the former Janice Wilson of Millerton, PA; daughters, Carol (Gary) Cipriano, Wanda (Titus) Leffel, Karen (Tom) Shelton; sons, Kenneth (Kathy) and James (Kim); twin sister, Lila (Edward) Johnson; sisters, Betty (Gene) Hockemeyer and Norma (Ralph) Rossman; 14 grandchildren; five great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Bob is also predeceased by brothers, Jim, Harold and Douglas; sisters, Rena and Virginia; and a daughter, Gayle Southworth. Friends may call Saturday, November 6, 2010 from 1:00 to 2:00 PM at the First Baptist Church of Sidney 28 River St., Sidney, NY. Funeral services will follow at 2:00 PM. His son, Kenneth Southworth, Teaching Elder of the Church will conduct the service. Burial with military honors will be Monday, November 8, at 11:00 AM in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be sent to the First Baptist Church of Sidney, 28 River St., Sidney, NY 13838. Arrangements are under the direction of C.H. Landers Funeral Chapel, 21 Main St. Sidney, NY 13838. Star-Gazette - November 5, 2010
SOWERS Ruth E. (Baker) Scofield
Was born August 11, 1932 in Mansfield, PA the daughter of the late Arnold R. and Mildred (Barnes) Sowers, died very unexpectedly on Sunday, July 3, 2011 at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA at the age of 78. Her first husband, Robert J. Baker, second husband, Raymond L. Scofield, special companion, Duane Cook and step-son, Stephen Scofield all preceded her in death. She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Ray and Lola Baker of Sarasota, FL; beloved step-children, Wayne and Belinda Scofield of Hartford, NY; Susan and William Houston of Aurora, CO; along with 7 step-grandchildren and 5 step-great grandchildren. In 1950, Ruth graduated from Southside High School with honors. She retired from the Southern Tier News Company as bookkeeper/office manager after 45 years of dedicated service. Upon her retirement, she became the proprietor of Tomorrow's Treasures. She enjoyed crafting and sewing and won many blue ribbons as she competed in many State Fairs. Her specialty was hand crafting "Raggedy Ann" Dolls. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, July 5, 2011 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. The Reverend James Truax will celebrate Ruth's service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery where Ruth will be laid to rest with her beloved Raymond at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Chemung County Humane Society and Animal Shelter Route # 352 Elmira, NY 14903. Star Gazette – July 4, 2011
WILLIAM DALE STAMP SR., age 76, passed away suddenly Monday, October 27, 2014 at The Villages in central Florida. Bill was born in Elmira, October 2, 1938, son of Raymond and Florence (Vite) Stamp. He leaves behind his wife Carroll Ann Rogers Stamp; euphemistic "Second Wife", Patricia Rogers Arnold, who with her sister was a constant companion during their golden years; children, and their spouses, Bill Stamp, Ted and Angelique Stamp, Christine and John Burge, Scott and Jodi Stamp; ten grandchildren ….Christanna, Veronica, Samantha, Matthew, Sara, Kasie, Nicholas, Jasmine, Brooks and Julian; sister Audrey Lutz….all of whom will miss him forever. Also surviving are additional family and friends too numerous to count. Bill graduated from Elmira Free Academy; obtained an Undergraduate Degree in Education from SUNY Cortland and a Master's Degree in Administration from Elmira College. During his education career he taught History at Booth Junior High School, was Assistant Principal at Ernie Davis Junior High School and later retired, in 1996, from BOCES after many years in administrative roles and work with exceptional children. Bill loved baseball, coaching JV Baseball at Elmira Free Academy. In addition he loved golf, tennis, fishing, John Denver, Neil Diamond, Pabst Blue Ribbon, but mostly his family. He came from humble beginnings, but used his natural athleticism and leadership qualities to command respect and his compassion and humanity to endear him to all who knew him well. He served as a coach, educator, father and husband with a simple mantra…."Take all of the blame, give all the credit." This principle guided him through his personal and professional life. Bill had an enduring love of Elmira. He always wanted to come home in the end….and so he has. Says his oldest son Bill, "I have never before, nor do I plan to, meet anyone with more integrity than my father. He didn't have a manipulative bone in his body. I have always been very proud to be his son." Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday, November 6, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/2/2014
STEVENS –VERA L. LOVELESS, age 94, was born July 19, 1919 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Claude and Adeline (Robinson) Stevens passed away peacefully on Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at the Schuyler Hospital in Montour Falls, NY. Her loving husband of 42 years, Edwin B. Loveless and adored grandson, Roby Mastronardi preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved children, Judy (Nick) Mastronardi, Beverly (Elwood) Hill, Eddie Loveless and Susan Loveless Wilson; along with 11 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 8 great great grandchildren; sisters, Elsie Stevens and Betty Noyes; along with several nieces and nephews. Since 1953, Vera and Edwin owned and operated Loveless Landscaping. She also was a beautician for many years owning her own shop on South Main Street. Vera was also a former member of the Order of Eastern Star. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, July 19, 2014 from 5-7 PM. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 7 PM. Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Edwin. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Cancer Society Southern Tier, 13 Beech Street, Johnson City, NY. Thank You: The Loveless family wish to extend their sincere gratitude and appreciation to the Seneca View Skilled Nursing Facility for the outstanding care and compassion they extended to their mother. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/16/2014
SUBROTO Raden A.
Age 72 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, September 8, 2011 at home. He is survived by his children Tamara Driscoll of Elmira, Erin Baskoff of Elmira heights, Faith Scalia of Tonowanda, NY and Matthew Subroto of Corning; son-in-law Daron Driscoll of Elmira; grandchildren Kiana, Alexis, Brienna, Daron, Jadyn, Josiah, Arielle and Kiley. Raden was a family man. He loved being with his children and especially his grandchildren. He will be truly missed by all. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, September 13th from 12 to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – September 13, 2011
SUITOR –CAROL MARGARET (SUITOR) LANE age 77, passed away peacefully at her home in Mesa, AZ on Wednesday, September 24, 2014. Her loving family was all by her side. Carol was born in Niagara Falls, NY on December 27, 1936. She is the daughter of the late Thomas and Alice Suitor. Left to go on is her loving husband of 57 years, Donald Lane; her three children, Donna (Jeff) of Queen Creek, AZ; Dawn of Mesa, AZ; Scott (Annette) of Mesa, AZ; also her four grandchildren, Ian of Casa Grande, AZ; Jennifer (Matt) of Queen Creek, AZ; Matthew of Chicago, IL; Abigail of Queen Creek, AZ; last but not least, her precious great granddaughter, Riley Dawn of Queen Creek, AZ. Carol graduated from Southside High School in 1956. Izard's and later Remington Rand employed her until she and Donald were married on April 27, 1957. Shortly after their marriage they started their family. Carol then dedicated her life to raising her children and then helping her daughters raise their children. After Donald retired they began to go to Arizona for the winters because their son Scott lived there. After that, the rest of the family followed. Carol and Don have lived in Elmira for the summer and Mesa, AZ for the winter for the last 18 years. Carol loved her family and her homes. She was a dedicated wife, homemaker, mother and grandmother. She also loved her friends and extended family. She enjoyed traveling by car and later in life by air! Carol was a fighter against her cancer for over 10 years. Her family and all who knew her have admired her strength and her love of life. She truly is an inspiration and will be terribly missed. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, September 30, 2014 from 3:00 to 6:00 PM. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 6 PM. Reverend Richard Farrell will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers the family would like memorial donations in Carol's memory to be directed to Hoospice of the Valley, 2020 E. Woodside Ct., Gilbert, AZ. Please include return address. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/28/2014