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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
Obituaries

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


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

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

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

 

Woodlawn Obituaries

STAGE - MCCONNELL
Arlene S. Formerly of Elmira, NY Age 96, of Dalton, MA, died peacefully on Saturday, March 12, 2005, at the Sugar Hill Senior Living Community where she received the utmost care. She was born July 21, 1908 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Leigh and Fanny (Barnes) Stage. Arlene grew up in Elmira and graduated from high school there. She married Dr. Joseph J. McConnell Sr. of Mansfield, PA, in 1932; they celebrated 35 wonderful years of life and love together. Dr. McConnell practiced medicine in Elmira, until his death in 1965. Her beloved daughter, Sonia L. Haggert in 1997, also predeceased her. Mrs. McConnell leaves two loving sons, Joseph J. McConnell Jr. of West Harwich, MA, Carl L. McConnell of Palo Alto, CA; brother, Howard Stage of Elmira, NY; along with five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. McConnell requested private funeral services and burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Hospice Care of the Berkshires, 369 South Street, Pittsfield, MA 01201, or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.

Charles Stage,  69, of 819 W. 2nd St., died Friday night,.  He is survived by his widow; two daughters, Mrs Foyd Barney of Elmira and Mrs Burt Hulslander, of Troy, Pa.; two sons Roy C. and Duane, both of Elmira; a sister , Mrs. Arthur Seeley of Elmira, two brothers, Isaac and Reubin both of Elmira.The remains repose in the Wilson funeral home where the funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.

STAGE Howard E. Age 87, died Friday, October 13, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Howard was born February 17, 1919 in Elmira, New York, the son of the late Leigh and Fannie (Barnes) Stage. Besides his parents he was also predeceased by his wife of over fifty years, Emma R. Stage who died September 30, 1994; and one brother and two sisters. He is survived by children, Sally (Richard) Lincoln of Pine City, New York, Howard (Elizabeth) Stage of Elmira, Terry (Diane) Stage of Hordeheads, Lucinda (Robert) Evans of Big Flats, and Joycelyn (Patrick) Bermingham of Elmira; 14 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren and nieces and nephews. Mr. Stage served with the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II. He also served as the Council Commissioner of the Sullivan Trail Council of the Boy Scouts of America and was an Eagle Scout and was a recipient of the Silver Beaver Award. He was a life member and past Chief of the Webbs Mill's Volunteer Fire Department, a New York State Fire Service Instructor who was instrumental in the first years of the New York State Fire Academy and started the Fire Youth Resource Exchange Program (FYRE) and served as the Chemung County Fire Coordinator from 1981 to 1991. Mr. Stage was an active member of the Pine City Baptist Church. The immediate family wants to extend their sincere thanks to the 6th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing facility who became "Howie's" extended family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, NY, on Monday, October 16, 2006, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Following the visitation there will be a Fireman's Memorial Service. Funeral Services honoring his life will immediately follow with Reverend Horace Stoddard officiating. Burial will be Tuesday, October 17th, at 1 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors accorded. Donations may be made to the Pine City Baptist Memorial Fund, 1516 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, New York, 14871.
 
 

STAGE Howard E. Stage II

Elmira: Age 64, died unexpectedly at home on Saturday, May 26, 2012. Howie was born in Elmira on June 13, 1947, son of the late Howard E. and Emma (Rouse) Stage. He is survived by his wife of 42 years Elizabeth "Liz" Eckman Stage; children with their families, Kim A. and Corey Bourgeois, Horseheads and children, Bailey and Molly; Lenny J. and Michelle Stage, Elmira and son Sean; Kelley E. and Thomas Clayton, Elmira and children, Charlie and Cullen of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Sally and Richard Lincoln, Pine City; Cindy and Bob Evans, Horseheads, Joy and Pat Bermingham, Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Terry and Diane Stage, Horseheads; aunt Margaret Rouse, Cortland NY; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Lynn and Bob Hamlin, Sunset Beach NC; several nieces, nephews and cousins; and canine companions, Rufus, Duncan and Rosie. Howie was predeceased by several aunts and uncles, including his beloved aunt Bett. As a youth Howie was active in Boy Scouts and received the Boy Scouts of America God and Country Award. He was a graduate of Southside High School and New York State Ranger School at Syracuse University. Howie was employed for 34 years with the Elmira Water Board, retiring in 2002 as supervisor of the Meter Department. Active in local youth sports programs he served on the board of Southport Recreation for many years and was a former board president, coached both football and baseball for Southport Recreation, was a coach with Elmira Small Fry, and coached Prep League baseball for post high school players. Howie had a passion for football, and was a high school referee for over 20 years. He was an avid fan of the New York Giants, Yankees, Rangers, Knicks and Syracuse University sports. He truly loved and supported any sports activity involving his grandchildren. Howie loved to cook and had extraordinary culinary skills. He enjoyed working with his hands and was a skilled woodworker. The West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department was a huge part of Howie's life. Over the years he was involved in nearly every facet of the department, was the fire chief for 12 years and was currently a fire commissioner. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Thursday, June 1, 2012 at 9:00 a.m. followed by committal prayers and interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Howie's memory may be directed to the West Elmira Volunteer Fire Department, 1299 W. Water St., Elmira NY 14905 or the Chemung County S.P.C.A., Route 352, Elmira NY 14903. Howie had an opinion on everything, was glad to share it with you, he was usually right … and would tell you so!    Star Gazette – May 29, 2012

WESLEY ROLLAND STAMP, 52, 1659 W. Church St. Saturday, Feb. 3, 1945.  Survived by wife, Bertha; daughters, Mrs. A. C. Hine Jr. of New Britain, Conn., Miss Eleanor Stamp of Elmira; son, Marsden Stamp, apprentice seaman, USNR, Baltimore, Md.,; parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. E. Stamp of Reading Center; brothers, Charles Stamp Jr. of Reading Center; Lt. Frank Stamp, USNR.  Body is at holly Funeral Home and will be removed Monday afternoon to the family home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2:30 p.m. Rev. Bruce Pierce.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira paper 2/4/1945

DONALD P. STANBRO
Donald Peter Stanbro died Monday, November 4, 1996 in Florida. Donald graduated from Salamanca High School and Alfred  Ag-Tech, Alfred, NY.  He retired from New York State Electric and Gas in 1984 after 30 years as a field planner. He is survived by his wife of 50 years, M. Louise Stanbro; children, Donald Stanbro of Canton, OH, Linda Stanbro of Troy, PA, Penny and Roy Coughlin of Sherburne, NY, Mark and Beth Stanbro of East Aurora, NY, April Torrence and Mike Dixon of DeLand, FL, Donna Stanbro of Elmira, NY, Kelly Stanbro of San Antonio, TX; seven grandchildren; sister, Virginia Blondinger of Orange City, FL; brother, W. K. Sanbro of Tonawanda, NY; several nieces and nephews. Memorial services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on November 11 with the Rev. Mari Rockwell officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be sent to the Salvation Army, PO Box 293, Elmira, NY 14902. (TGR, Thursday, November 14, 1996)

 

LEWIS H. STANCLIFF, 67, of 418 W. Church St., Monday, July 8, 1957.  He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church.  Survived by sister, Miss Julia B. Stancliff at home; nieces and a nephew.  Friends may call tonight from 7 to 9 p.m. and Wednesday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Smith and Fudge Funeral Home.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William H. Willits.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/9/1957

 

STANTON Courtney M. Stanton

Age 17, Amera N Mansour, Age 10,  Nidal M. Mansour II, Age 7, Jordan N. Mansour, Age 5 - All died due to a house fire on Friday, August 30, 2013. They are survived by their mother, Tina Parker; brother, Christopher Stanton II and sister, Ryma Mansour. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira on Thursday, September 5, 2013 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. A Funeral Service will be held at the end of the visitation period. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – September 4, 2013

 

STAVISKI Stephen M.
Age 70, of Elmira, died on Sunday, December 2, 2007, at Elcor Health Services. He was a veteran of the United States Marine Corp and retired from Elmira Correctional Facility. It was Stephen's wish that there be no calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family. Burial will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/4/2007.

 

 IN LOVING MEMORYOF
Stephen (Steve) M. Staviski
11/27/1937 - 12/2/2007
Our beloved Dad was laid to rest at Woodlawn Cemetery, with military honors, Wed. Dec. 5, after a long illness. He will be dearly missed by his daughter Elizabeth (Beth) Staviski Larrison, who resides in Littleton, Colorado; his grandchildren, Joe, Mandy and great-granddaughter Emaly of Tuscon, Arizona; and his son Mark Stephen Staviski with granddaughter Kayla of Colorado Springs, Colorado. Also, he will be dearly missed by his surviving brothers and sisters: Helen, Teddy, Blitz, Kitty and their families. Stephen was in the Marine Corps and he was a retired Correction Officer for the State of New York. He was a very patriotic citizen of the United States, in which, he lived his life dedicated to the Marine Motto: Semper Fi - Always Faithful. Father, Grandfather, Brother, Uncle, Cousin and Friend, you will be in our hearts forever and ever. "Though you left us suddenly and we are far apart, you gave us special memories we keep within our hearts....."  Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/9/2007.

 

STAVISKI William Jr. "Blitz"

Age 78 of Elmira and Elmira Heights, died Tues. Aug. 6, 2013 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Born on Jan. 23, 1935 in Old Forge, PA; Blitz was the son of the late, William Sr. & Elizabeth Wolosonovitch Staviski. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Ida Mae Hoffman Staviski; sister, Matilda "Tillie" O'Connor; brothers, Leo, Francis "Bing", Ted and Steve Staviski. "Blitz" is survived by a son, William "Bill" (Vanessa) Staviski; grandchildren, William Staviski III and Brina Mae Staviski; sisters, Helen Massey and Margaret Huston; several nieces, nephews and very special friend, Laura Powers. "Blitz" proudly served his country in the US Army. A hard worker all his life, he was employed by 7 Up Bottling Co. Pepsi Cola, Marshall Feed Mills and Trayer Products. He could often be found at Eldridge Park fishing and was always ready for a joke or two. His family wishes to thank the staff on the 6th floor of the Chemung County Nursing Facility for their great care. In lieu of flowers they request you hug a friend, child or pet or remember the Falck Cancer Center with a memorial. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Fri. Aug. 9, 2013 from 9-11 a.m. with funeral services at 11 a.m. followed by graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Staviski. Star Gazette – August 7, 2013

 

STEBBINGS ALBERTA SWARTWOOD
Alberta (Stebbings) Age 94, of W. Gray St. Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, June 7, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital. There will be no calling hours. A private interment of Alberta's ashes will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the Jim and Alberta Swartwood Scholarship Fund, St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market St., Elmira, NY 14901. Friends are invited to a reception to celebrate Alberta's life at the Elmira Country Club on Saturday, June 17, from 3 to 5 p.m. She is survived by daughters and a son-in-law, Susan Hunter Berk of Cleveland, OH, Nancy Slocum and Joseph Stimola of Glen Cove, LI; grandchildren, Nathaniel and Jennifer Berk of Cleveland, and James Stimola of LI; predeceased by her loving husband, James Swartwood, on Feb. 7, 1978. Alberta was born on Dec. 15, 1911 to Mabel Slocum Stebbings and Albert Wright Stebbings. She was a graduate of Elmira College, Class of 1932 and graduate studies at Cornell University. Alberta was a retired high school teacher from the Ithaca School District, Ithaca, NY. ARRANGEMENTS BY HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL DIRECTORS

STEELE Edward F., MD
Eye Physician & Surgeon
Was born February 17, 1921, the son of the late Rae B. and Gertrude (Jones) Steele, died peacefully on Tuesday, October 23, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 86. Edward is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 58 years, Katherine Jane (Patterson); beloved children, Sue Steele Lynough (Robert II) of Elmira, NY, Edward Rae Steele (Kathleen Healy) of East Amherst, NY, Katherine E. Steele of Elmira, NY; very dear sister, Eleanor J. Steele, also of Elmira, NY; much-loved grandchildren, Elizabeth Katherine and Nicholas Robert Lynough of Elmira, NY, Christopher Edward and Gregory Edward Steele of East Amherst, NY. Dr. Steele was proud of his undergraduate work at the University of Michigan with medical school and the Albany Medical College, where he received his MD degree. He was an Eye Physician and Surgeon in private practice in Elmira for 35 years. He was on staff at St. Joseph's Hospital as well as the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, where he was also President of the Medical Staff. At the request of Dr. Steele, his services will all be held privately at the convenience of his family. He will be laid to rest in the Woodlawn Cemetery, also at a time convenient to his family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Albany Medical College, 43 New Scotland Ave., Albany, NY 12208, or to the SPCA Animal Shelter, Route #352, Elmira, NY 14903, in his memory. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.

W. Henry Steele, age 86, of 1849 W. Water St., Tuesday, Nov. 18, 1980. The family has requested there be no prior calling hours and that a private committal service be held at their convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Jack Zeigler, his pastor, will officiate. Flowers are gratefully declined. Arrangements by Smith-Fudge Funeral Home. Survived by wife, Mrs. Claribel R. Steele of Elmira; daughter, Mrs. Howard T. Pitts of Grenich, Conn; four grandsons; niece, Eleanor Steele of Elmira; nephew, Dr. Edward F. Steele of Elmira. He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church and was associated with an insurance company prior to retiring.

STEFFEN - CASTER Verna, Age 80, of 153 W. Center St., Elmira, NY. She was born July 21, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Carl and Margaret (Peters) Steffen and died Saturday, March 15, 2008, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Harold; and siblings, Carl, Jr., Elizabeth, Gertrude, Margaret, Jeanette and Lois. She is survived by her son, H. Brian (Alyce) Caster of Horseheads; daughter, Beth Wood of Elmira; grandchildren, James (Wanda) Caster, Harold Wood, Lynn, Eric, and Brianne Caster; great-grandchildren, Curtis, Dakota, Desiree, Kayla, Aaliyah and Lucas; sisters, Arlene Church and Freda Rose; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Caster was an avid card player. She enjoyed gardening and was an accomplished cook. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, March 20th, from 11 a.m. to 12 noon. Her funeral service will follow at 12 noon. Rev. Ellie Haber will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/19/2008.

STEMBURGH - FULLER, Delores A.
Age 78, of Millport, NY, died Friday, December 26, 2008, at her home with her loving family by her side. Delores was born on August 22, 1930 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Leo and Lillian (Kelly) Stemburgh. Delores was very devoted to her family and she will be dearly missed. She is survived by her husband, James Fuller, of 58 years; daughters, Jeanette Zimmer of Elmira, Joan (Don) Goodier of Corning, NY, Janice (Harold Pierce) Fuller of Newfield, NY, Jinny (Steve) Gardner of Montour Falls, NY and Jane (Bill) Witkowski of Erin, NY; grandchildren, Jeannine (Danny) Russell, Jackie Brock, Al Houghton III, James (Araina) Guthrie, Jennifer Guthrie and Kacie Witkowski; six great-grandchildren; Delores's beloved cat, "Puddy." Delores was predeceased by her sister, Irene Knapp; grandson, LCPL Jarod L. Houghton. Family and friends are invited to call Tuesday, December 30, 2008, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 p.m. with Father Jeremiah Moynihan officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2008

MR. CHARLES DAVID STEMPFLE age 82 of the Holden Rd., Pine City, Thursday, January 4, 1973 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Friday 22 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Saturday 2 to 4 p.m. with funeral and committal services Saturday at the conclusion of calling hours.  The Rev. Jay Edward Sale of the lake Street Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by his wife of 57 years.  Mrs. Laura (Mann) Stempfle; brothers, William Stempfle of Bath, N.Y. and Robert Stempfle of North Ridge, Calif..; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of the lake Street Presbyterian Church, the Kiwanis Club of Elmira, Ivy Lodge No. 397, F & AM; he was a life member of the Elmira Elks Club and a director for the Chemung County Council for Alcoholism.  Also owner of Stempfle Electrical Contractors.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/5/1973
 

STEPP Clifford C. Sr.

Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died Thursday, October 13, 2011 at the Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY. Clifford was born on December 6, 1937 in Williamsport, PA, son of the late Charles and Clara Hall. Clifford retired from St. Peter & Paul's Cemetery in Elmira after many years of service. He also worked for Brinks Security in the Elmira area for many years. His favorite past time was playing "Bingo." Clifford is survived by his daughters, Christine (Arthur) Reed and Lisa (significant other, Ernest Wright) Stepp; son, Clifford (Elma) Stepp Jr.; several grandchildren; special friend, Judith Stepp. Clifford was predeceased by his brother and sister. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, October 17, 2011 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – October 16, 2011
 

STEVENS -  BENNETT, Kathryn E.
Former resident of 174 Bower Road - Was born June 15, 1922 the daughter of the late Frank and Rae (Newman) Stevens, died peacefully on Monday, April 12, 2010 at Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY, at the age of 87. Her loving husband, Curtis A. Bennett and beloved son, David Bennett pre-deceased her. She is survived by her loving children, Judy (Phil) Humphrey, Bill (Jackie) Bennett, Gary (Janice) Bennett, Randy Bennett (Sharon Burch), Nancy (Al) Salemi, Sally (Alan) Keller and Kathy (Steve) Pirozzolo; daughter-in-law, Mary Bennett; 21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren; cousin, Nancy (Cliff) Annis; sisters and brothers-in-law, Valera (Bob) Burnham, Jane Bennett, Ileana (Stan) Coole, Jake (Betty) Bennett and Carol Green; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Kay was a lifelong member of Trinity Episcopal Church and faithful Sunday School Teacher for numerous years, a member of the Excelsior Chapter #323 OES and worked as a dedicated Teachers Aide at Hendy Avenue School for many years. The Bennett Family will be receiving friends at Trinity Episcopal Church 304 North Main Street Elmira, NY on Saturday, April 24, 2010 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM. A Memorial Service honoring Kay's life will follow with Reverend Robert Adkins celebrating. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her husband and son. The family will provide their own flowers. Memorial donations in Kay's name may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church or to a charity of one's choice. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 23, 2010

STEVENS - HADLEY, Leona I.
Age 90 of Reynolds Street, Elmira, NY. died Tuesday, February 5th, 2008, at Elderwood Nursing Facility in Waverly, NY. Leona was born in Candor, NY, November 12th, 1917. She was the daughter of the late Reuben and Hazel Stevens. Her husband, Philip D. Hadley, predeceased her in 1995. Leona is survived by her loving children, Gail (Ronald) Cotanch of Zephyrhills, FL, Constance Berry of Pine City, NY, Philip (Jacqueline) Hadley of San Marcos, CA, and Jim Hadley of Elmira, NY; grandchildren that she adored, Lori (Robert) Sandoz, Mathew (Summer) Berry, Kristen (William) VanSchoick, Andrew Hadley; great-grandchildren, Cole, Luke, Sienna, Jake, Nolan, Gunner, Jackson, Owen, Leona; sisters, Dorothy Bonning of Waverly, NY, Ruth (Paul) Brown of Pine City, NY, Shirley Root of Elmira, NY; several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Carolyn Stevens of Horseheads, NY. In addition to her husband and parents, Leona is also predeceased by her sisters, Mildred Dutrow, Marion Hayduk, Iva Narosky; brother, Lewis Stevens; and daughter-in-law, Beth Hadley. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Thursday, February 7th, 2008, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will follow the calling hours at 8:00 p.m. Graveside services will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 8th, 2008. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Leona loved the comfort of her home. She was proud to be a homemaker. She enjoyed her family as much as she could. She was an excellent cook, and loved to knit, sew, and crochet. The love in her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, spending as much time with them as possible. Those wishing may make memorials in Leona I. Hadley's name to the charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/7/2008.

STEVENS - HENLEY
Lois J. Age 75, of Elmira, died at her home, surrounded by her loving family, on Wednesday, November 16, 2005. Lois was born December 10, 1929, the daughter of the late William F. and Elsie (Zinck) Stevens. Lois is survived by her children, Susan Bonnell Cogswell of Big Flats, Janet Bonnell Harvey of Elmira, Patrick S. Bonnell, with wife Sandra, of Pine City; grandchildren, John (Meghan) Cogswell, Jr., Pam Cogswell, Heather Harvey, Gary Harvey, Patrick (Caroline) Bonnell, Jr., Laura (Kerry) Littlefield and Jill Bonnell; great-grandchildren, Caleb Harvey, Jane and John III, Cogswell, Matthew Cogswell and Payton Littlefield; and son-in-law John Cogswell of Elmira. Lois was retired from Hample Equipment in Horseheads, where she was vice-president. Upon her retirement she established Henley's Country Gourmet and Antiques on Hanover Square in Horseheads. Lois was a devoted and loving mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, enjoying her vacations at the beach and summers at Seneca Lake with her family. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, November 18, 2005 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Lois' memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, New York 14830.

STEVENS –MURIEL STEVENS CANIS, age 94, a lifelong native of Elmira, NY died Monday, September 16, 2002 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  She devoted herself to her family and a lifetime of optimism and service to her church and community.  She was the wife of Elwin Canis whom she married in 1932.  Muriel was born on September 1, 1908 to Wayne and Ona May (Bellows) Stevens and graduated as a Registered Nurse from the Thomas Jefferson Medical College Hospital in Philadelphia, PA in 1929.  In addition to nursing, she helped her husband launch and manage a successful local auto parts business.  Muriel was a deacon and elder at the First Presbyterian Church and chaired a number of committees, including the Congregational Life Committee.  She chaired the scholarship program for Church Women United, which helps women in transition.  For 15 years she served as Treasurer and Student Family liaison for the local chapter of the American Field Service, bringing foreign high school students to Elmira; the Canis family hosted a yearlong exchange student from Finland.  Muriel was a trustee of Thursday Morning Musicals.  She was a loyal and enthusiastic member of the Daughter of the American Revolution and traced her family line back to two Mayflower passengers in 1620, having been admitted to the Society of Mayflower Descendants.  For 11 years she and her husband served Meals on Wheels after their retirement as a way to translate love into action.  For all these contributions, Muriel was awarded the Woman of Achievement Award in 1993 by the Women’s Organization of Chemung County.  Survivors include: daughter and son-in-law, JoAnn and Richard Crandall of Boulder, CO; sons and daughters-in-law, Wayne and Betty Canis of Florence, AL; Bill and Susan Canis of Great Falls, VA; 6 beloved grandchildren and 1 great grandson, as well as sisters, Sibyl Box of Elmira, NY; Elaine Sheppard of Chambersburg, PA; and Marceil Brodict of Erie, PA; along with many cherished nieces and nephews.  Family and friends are invited to attend funeral services on Thursday, September 19, 2002 in the First Presbyterian Church, 1054 West Clinton Street, Elmira, NY at 11:00 AM.  The Reverend Betsey R. Crimmins will officiate.  Interment will take place privately and at the family’s convenience in the Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Iona Mission of the First Presbyterian Church or the DAR Scholarship Fund for Needy Students.  –Elmira Star Gazette.

 

STEVENS Vinton Scott Stevens 

Age 65, died at his home on Monday, November 19, 2012. Scott was born April 15, 1947, in Elmira, a son of the late Vinton S. and Antoinette (Bovier) Stevens. He is also predeceased by his brother Stuart Stevens and cousin Seth Benedict. Scott is survived by his wife of 41 years Kiyoko Suzuki Stevens; sons and daughter-in-law, Vinton "Bo" Stevens, Ithaca, Sayre S. and Liz Stevens, Watertown NY, with children Eleanor and Benjamin; daughter and son-in-law Antoinette M. "Toni" and Matthew Moffe, Elmira, with children, Jordan, Meadow and Hayden; brother and sister-in-law, James B. and Sheila Stevens, Beaufort SC, with his children, Asheley, Alexia and Stuart; cousins William and Martha Benedict, Elmira, with daughter Maggie; along with several nieces and nephews in both the United States and Japan. Scott was a U S Air Force veteran serving in Brindisi, Italy and later in Wakkanai, Japan. He devoted his life to his work at the Hilliard Corp. for 36 years before retiring as Sales Manager in 2009. While at Hilliard Scott earned his M.B.A. from Syracuse University. His work took him to 28 different countries and all 50 states. As a teenager Scott developed a love for sailing at Camp Cory on Keuka Lake. He renewed his passion for sailing when he retired taking numerous courses and exams to become an accredited sailor. Scott purchased a sail boat and joined the Finger Lakes Yacht Club and Seneca Lake Power Squadron. Very generous with his time and talents he would help his children and friends at the drop of a hat. Scott's greatest love was time spent with his children and grandchildren…he will be forever loved and missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Saturday, November 24, 2012 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service, with Revs. William and Martha Benedict officiating, will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Scott with a donation to the American Red Cross, for Hurricane Sandy Relief, 911 Stowell Street, Elmira NY 14901.   Star Gazette – November 21, 2012

 

STEVENSON Angela

Of Elmira, died on Tuesday morning, January 17, 2006 at Highland Memorial Hospital in Rochester following complications from Lupus at the age of 21. Angela was born on June 17, 1984 in Elmira. She graduated from Notre Dame High School and attended Elmira College. She learned at a young age to respect and care for others and gave her Great Grandmother, Eloise B. Foster wonderful care until she passed in December of 2005. Angela was also predeceased by her mother Brenda I. Stevenson in 1990. Surviving are her loving family who cherish her memory. Her brothers, Kevin Stevenson, Elmira; Anthony Stevenson, Gang Mills; and James Stevenson, Elmira; a sister, Josalyn Barrett of Colorado; her grandmother, Edna L. "Sue" (Luke) Moss, Elmira; uncles, Chris (Dana) Moss, Pine City; Sky (Rebecca) Moss, Elmira; an aunt, Barbara McClain, Elmira; Terrace Johnson, Elmira; cousins, Roger, Cass, Christen, Walker, Parker, Wyatt, Steven, Jodi and Jamie, Tiffanee, Tienya and Takara; Angela touched many lives in her short life and also leaves behind many cherished friends including a very special friend, Megan Huddle. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, January 20, 2006 between the hours of 3-5p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 5 p.m. with Angela's friend Sister Nancy Kelly officiating. Graveside services will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at the family's convenience.

 

STEWART Joseph G. (Hill)

Age 38 of Horseheads, NY. He was born July 19, 1974 in Elmira and died  on his birthday, July 19, 2012 at home surrounded by his loving family after a long and courageous battle with brain cancer. He was predeceased by his grandparents Betty and Leo Stewart and uncle David Stewart. Joey is survived by his loving mother JoAnn Bissell; father Larry Hill of CA; sisters Shelley Hill of Elmira Heights and Ashley Weaver of Boston, MA; stepfather Edward Weaver of Troy, NY; nephews Julian and Ashton; several aunts and uncles including Suzanne and Gert and his constant caregiver Billy; several cousins; many lifelong friends including Pat, Shane, Kaine and Billy. Joey was formerly employed with Sikorsky Aircraft. He had a love for all animals, especially his pets "X" and "Pup". He was a true outdoorsman - he loved everything outdoors especially fishing and boating. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, July 24th from 5 to 7 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 7 pm. Rev. Paul Bonacci will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Joey through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. Joey's family thanks Southern Tier Hospice and his nurse Toby. A special thank you to Dr. Brian Cassetta and the staff at Guthrie Big Flats and to the Polovick family for all they did to help during Joey's illness.   Star Gazette – July 22, 2012


STICKLER Rexford "Rex" W.

Age 75 of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, March 8, 2012. He was born October 24, 1936, the son of the late Mack and Lila (Lewis) Stickler. He is survived by sisters Esther A. Blew and Joy L. Dugan; also numerious nieces, nephews and cousins; very special friend Pat Benson; and his special companion, his dog "Beebee". He was predeceased by brother Melvin Stickler; sisters, Cleoral Lovell, Bonnielyn King, Evangeline Sease and Thelma Frantellizzi. Rex was a United States Army Veteran of the Vietnam War. He enlisted in June of 1958 and joined the Army Paratroopers. He served in Germany and Korea; he separated from the service in May of 1968. He reached the rank of Captain and was awarded two Purple Hearts and two Bronze Stars. Rex opened his own machine Shop; "Sun Machine Shop" in Elmira, NY in 1973; he produced parts for Powers Manufacturing which became Emhart Glass Manufacturing, until his passing. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, March 13, 2012 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM with Funeral Service there Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Pastor Krista Mendoza will officiate, followed by graveside service with Military Honors at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Elmira Star Gazette – March 11, 2012

 

STICKLER - FRANTELLIZZI Stella Thelma nee: Stickler
Age 82 of Elmira died Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the Chemung County Nursing Home. She is survived by daughter, Antoinette (Jody) Fisher, Lawrenceville, PA; sons, Lloyd Miller, Horseheads, Francis (Sandy) Miller, Waverly, Anthony (Shelley Hills) Frantellizzi III, Elmira, A. Jimmie "Seven" Frantellizzi, Elmira; grandchildren, Adriane Kinner, Kasey Fisher, Jonathan, Christopher, David, Jennifer & Daniel Miller, Ashley & Anthony IV Frantellizzi; several great-grandchildren, sisters, Esther Blew, Elmira, Joy Dugan, Moravia, NY; brother Rexford Stickler, Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins; special friends Patricia Rice and the entire Kinner family; pre-deceased by sisters, Cleoral Lovell, Bonnielyn King, Evangline Sease, brothers, Kenneth & Melvin Stickler. Thank you to the Chemung County Nursing Facility 2nd floor staff for care given to Stella during her stay there. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home Thursday, July 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed immediately at 1 p.m. by her Funeral Service, Elder Arthur Keith, Officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, July 28, 2010

 

STILES - MRS. LOUISE S. TERRY
Mrs. Louise Stiles Terry, late of Watkins Glen, who served as the matron of the Federation Farm in Elmira several years, died Friday morning.  She was the widow of William E. Terry, a well known resident of Elmira, many years.  Mrs. Terry is survived by a son, Raymond Terry of Watkins Glen, and a brother, Frederick Stiles of Elmira.  The body is in the Honan funeral home, where a private funeral will be held Monday.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
taken from family scrapbook and friends of Mrs. Terry  -  the Miles,  Ingalls, and Gardner families
 
STOCUM - Mr. E. M. Stocum

Last Wednesday afternoon Mr. E. M. Stocum died at the home of his daughter, Mrs. L. C. Bennet.  He was 80 years of age.  Mr. Stocum was a patternmaker, and he resided in Elmira, NY, for many years.  On account of failing health he and his wife came here about a year ago to live with their daughter.  The remains were taken to Elmira, where the interment was made in Woodlawn cemetery on Friday.  (Tuesday, September 9, 1891, The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Tioga Co, Pa.)
 

STOKER - BERGH
Bessie Malvina Stoker Age 94, died Wednesday, November 30, 2005, a resident of the Hill Top Retirement Community, of Johnson City and formerly of Elmira. Bessie was the loving wife of the late William Charles Bergh and the daughter of the late Wesley and Jennie Dennis Stoker. She was born in Scipio, NY on September 16, 1911 and grew up in Auburn, NY. Bessie is survived by her son, Gary D. (Linda) Bergh of Syracuse, NY; daughter, Nancy (Frank) Tetz of Skillman, NJ; six grandchildren, Steven, William, Lucinda, and Barbara Tetz, David Bergh, and Susan Bergh McNulty; several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, December 9th, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. at the Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904. Memorial services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hour at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Joseph Kim will officiate. Bessie will be cremated at the Southport Crematorium Inc. of Southport, NY. Her cremated remains will be placed next to her late husband William in the Woodlawn Cemetery, privately, at the convenience of the family. Bessie was a devoted 4th grade school teacher in the Elmira City School District for 15 years. She was a lifetime member of the Retired Teachers Association of New York State, Bethany Village Auxiliary, RSVP, a longtime member of the Centenary United Methodist Church, an active member of the Women's Society, nursery teacher (Sunday School), youth group advisor, Mission Committee, and an honorary life member of the Silver Bay Association on Lake George, where she and her husband worked as volunteers for 10 years. Bessie was also a devoted supporter of Habitat for Humanity. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials to the Community Service Ministry, c/o Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY 14904, or the Silver Bay Society, Silver Bay, NY 12874.

 

STONE Harold H., Jr. Age 48, of Elmira, died unexpectedly on Monday, May 2, 2005. Harold was born April 25, 1957, a son of Betty Hahn Stone of Elmira and the late Harold H. Stone, Sr. In addition to his mother, he is survived by his children, Heather L. Stone, with son George Fields V of Elmira, Megan S. Stone and Harold H. Stone III, both of Pine City; brother and sister-in-law, Norman and Sonia Pysher II of Nottingham, PA; sisters and brothers-in-law, Constance and Philip Kappesser of Church Hill, TN, Shirley and Arthur Schmidt, Jr. of Westfield, PA and Cynthia and Michael Rutherford of Raliegh, NC; nieces and nephews, Lenarda Pysher, Lauri Kappesser and Jennifer Monroe; good friend Lilly Wandell of Elmira; several aunts and uncles; along with many good friends. Harold was the owner/operator of Elmira Radiator Service. He was an avid bowler, loved boats, playing cards and NASCAR racing. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, May 5, 2005 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, May 6, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Harold's memory may be directed to an educational fund that will be set up for his children as  follows. Education Fund, c/o Betty Stone, 1647 W. Church Street, Elmira, New York 14905.

 

STONE Mary Jane (Stone) Templar 

Elmira: Mary Jane, our angel among us, died as peacefully from this earth as she had graced it for the past 87 years, on Monday October 22, 2012. Mary Jane was a God loving gentle soul that fluttered her wings all around us as evident in her daily walk. She was predeceased by her husband Clayton H. Templar, Sr. on August 13, 2012. They would have celebrated 66 years of marriage this November. Mary Jane is survived by her four children and their spouses, Martha Jane and Mike Cowulich, Columbia SC, Clayton H. Templar, Jr., Guy M. and Sue Templar, Candace E. and Greg Shaw, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Clayton H. Templar, III, Brittany A. Templar, Timothy W. Kelly II, Wendy J. Sellers, Christopher S. Tucker, Luke T. Shaw, Mathew and Patrick Mallacoccio; great grandchildren, Sophia and Hannah Sellers, Christopher and Samantha Tucker; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law, Marion Stone, Sylvania OH, Shirley Cassada, Southington CT, William S. and Carole Templar, Hilton Head SC; aunt Clarisa Fife, Elmira; along with many nieces and nephews. She is also predeceased by grandson Brennan Templar, brothers and sisters, Howard F., Jr., Laverne, Avis Ruth, and Dorothy Mae Stone. Mary Jane graduated from Hendy Avenue School and E.F.A. She began her career at Hygeia working as a bookkeeper until she began her long and never ending "career" as a mother. Mary Jane was a member of the Calvary Church of the Nazarene from the time it opened its doors in 1952 until its last days in 2012. She will always be remembered for leading the choir and playing piano at both the Calvary Nazarene Church and Southside Alliance. Mary Jane loved her precious grandchildren and great grandchildren with every fiber of her being, and planted the seeds of Christianity in every grandchild. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, on Thursday, October 25, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held at Hillcrest Baptist Church, 115 West Hill Road, Elmira, on Friday, October 26, 2012 at 12:00 noon. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may remember Mary Jane with a donation to your local Christian church to continue the preaching of the gospel that she was so committed to. Many thanks to the caregivers involved in Mary Jane's final days.

 

STONE, Milton G.
Age 91, of 233 W. 14th St. Elmira Heights, NY, Sunday, March 29, 1987 at the Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital after a brief illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral Services will be held there Thursday at 2pm. Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Mr. Stone was predeceased by his wife, Lucy Smith Stone in 1972. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Dorothy of Elmira Heights, NY, Kenneth and Violet of Fort Worth, Tex; daughter and son-in-law, Velma and Rocky Menechella of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Maurice Carl Stone of Ector, TX, Lt. Col. Fred Stone (Retired) of Everett, Wash., Duane Stone of Olympia, Wash., Allan Stone of Tampa, Fl, Kenneth Craig Stone of Elmira, NY, John Marshall Stone of Fort Worth , TX, James Menechella and Susan Menechella Weston both of Elmira, NY; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great grandchild; brother, Lyman Stone; sister, Nora Smith both of Millerton, Pa; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Stone was retired from Remington Rand.

STONE – Milton G. Stone, age 91, of Elmira Heights, NY died on Sunday, March 29, 1987 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital following a brief illness. Mr. Stone was predeceased by his wife, Lucy Smith Stone in 1972. He is a retired employee of Remington Rand. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Maurice and Dorothy Stone of Elmira Heights, NY, Kenneth and Violet Stone of Fort Worth, TX; daughter and son-in-law, Velma and Rockey Menechella of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Maurice Carl Stone of Ector, TX, Lt. Col. Fred Stone (Retired) of Everett, WA, Allan Stone of Tampa, FL, Kenneth Craig Stone of Fort Worth, TX, James Menechella and Susan Menechella Weston both of Elmira, NY; 16 great-grandchildren; 1 great great-grandchild; brother, Lyman Stone; sister, Nora Smith, both of Millerton, PA; several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Wednesday from 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday at 2 pm with the Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.

STORCH Myron A.
Age 76, of Terry Hill Road, Horseheads, NY, died and join his wife, on Oct. 15, 2007. Mr. Storch was predeceased by his devoted wife, Arlene C. (May) Storch in 1989. He is survived by his loving children, Mary (David) Harris of Elmira, NY, David (Cathleen) Storch of Horseheads, NY, Frances Allis of Painted Post, NY, Edwin Storch of Severn, MD, Yvonne (Larry) Peters of Elmira Heights, NY, Florence Storch of Horseheads and Ruth Kondrach of Elmira, NY; 13 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews; and special friends, William Gleason of Fairport, NY, and Wendy Hubbard of Lowman. Also predeceased by one grandson, three sisters and four brothers. Mr. Storch was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Elmira and an Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. His hobbies included wood working and he enjoyed model railroading and most of all, spending time with his family. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY. Committal services and Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/16/2007.

STORCH, Myron A.
Age 76, of Terry Hill Road, Horseheads, NY, died and join his wife, on Oct. 15, 2007. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 South Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Thursday Oct. 18, 2007, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. His funeral service will take place on Friday at 10:00 a.m. in the First United Church of Christ, 160 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY. Committal services and Military Honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, where he will be laid to rest beside his wife.

JAMES VINTON STOWELL SR.  Services for James V. Stowell, Sr., 73 of 6 Rockwell drive, Troy were held Mar. 18 at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home in Elmira with the Rev. Jack Wise of the First Presbyterian Church, Troy officiating.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.  Mr. Stowell died at the Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre on Mar. 15, 1970.  He was an artist, archeologist and explore.  A native Elmiran, he spent most of his life in New York and Elmira, but moved to Bradford County in the late 1950’s, living first near Canton and then moved to Troy.  He spent his lifetime gathering Indian relics and in 1967 presented his extensive collection of artifacts to the Chemung County Historical Society.  He also had a lifetime interest in the Perry Arctic explorations and made four trips into the far North.  The first was in 1926 on a ship that supplied the Byrd Polar expedition.  In 1946 he was aboard the Bowdoin in Northern Labrador with MacMillan.  His last trip was in 1957 with his wife, Elizabeth Ross Stowell, along the east coast of Baffin Island.  Surviving are his wife, Elizabeth; son, James V. Stowell, Jr., Sanford, Fla.; step-daughters, Mrs. Nicholas (Carol) DeLauro, Big Flats, N.Y. and Mrs. Neil (Mary) Kurtsman, Dallas, Texas; several grandchildren.  –Canton Independent Sentinel

JEROME H. STOWELL, 527 Decker Avenue died at the family home Sunday (Dec. 25, 1932).  He is survived by his widow; two sons, John H. and Robert L. at home; a daughter, Mrs. Charles Horton of Ithaca; a brother, John L. of Elmira; three sisters, Mrs. Floyd Parsons, Mrs. Carl Andrews and Mrs. Edson Daggett.  Mr. Stowell was a member of Jesse L. Cooley Lodge, F. and A.M.  The funeral will be held in the Wilson Funeral Home Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. C. C. Roszell officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  The Jesse L. Cooley Lodge F. & A.M. will conduct their service in the Wilson Funeral Home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/27/1932

STRABEL, Barbara G. Baker, 49, of Bakercrest Rd., Millerton, PA died Sunday, December 14, 1997at home.  Barb was the co-proprietor of Bakercrest Home for the Elderly, north of Roseville, PA.  She was a member of the Roseville Independent Baptist Church.  She was a release time teacher and a board member for the Child Evangelism Fellowship of Tioga County.  She is survived by her husband, Don; her father and step-mother, Dick and Peggy Strabel of Siren, WI; brothers, David Strabel of Waukesha, WI, Kenneth Strabel of Siren, WI, Donald Strabel of Webster, WI, Thomas Strabel of Hayward, WI; Retired Air Force Major Steven Strabel of Burlington, NJ; step-brother, Danny Strabel of Siren, WI; sisters, Joan Klosinski of Rothchild, WI, Bonnie Hams of Hayward, WI, Joyce Nyman of Waukesha, WI, several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews and eight foster children.  She was predeceased by her mother Marilyn and grandmother, Esther and many others.  Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on December 17 with the Rev. Ivan Mathewson and Rev. Robert Bevins officiating and interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Memorial donations may be made in Barbara’s name to the Roseville Baptist Church for a youth activity building.

STRAIT, Bernice K. - Little Bernice Strait Dead. The Child weighed but three pounds and four ounces at death. Bernice K., the infant daughter of James W. and Luella Strait, died at 1:45 o'clock yesterday afternoon. The little one was but twenty three days old and at birth weighed but two and one half pounds. She however seemed perfectly well and healthy and in the two week succeeding her birth gained five and one half ounces. Her strength also developed rapidly and at the time of her death was quite remarkable for a child of her age. Her weight at death was three pounds and four ounces. It was not until Saturday afternnoon that the parents noticed that the little one was not feeling well but no serious symptoms of illness were apparent and the child seemed nearly as bright and happy as ever. About midnight she went into convulsions which lasted for some time. Dr. Ross was quickly summoned and said a blood vessel had bursted in little Bernice's stomach. She continued bleeding internally until the time of her death. Dr. Ross pronounced the case a very peculiar one, in fact the only one he had ever seen. The funeral will be held from the residence at 261 Baldwin Street at 2 o'clock this afternoon and the burial will be in Woodlawn.

STRANGE- Mrs Louise Strange MacCarrick [SRGP 14931] of 304 South avenue, died this morning at 2 o'clock at the family home. following an apoplectic seizure, which she suffered Saturday morning, aged seventy-one years. Mrs MacCarrick was the daughter of Marcus and Sarah Strange and was born at Springfield,Pa., August 30, 1855. She had been a resident of Elmira and a member of Centenary M.E. Church a half century. Had she lived until September she and her husband would have celebrated their golden wedding anniversary. Mrs MacCarrick was a woman of fine ideals, a character of sterling worth and beloved by her family to whom she was devoted. The decedent is survived by her husband, Franklin MacCarrick; a daughter, Mrs George Messing of East Orange, N.J.; a grandson Marcus G. Messing; a brother, Charles R. Strange of Miami,Fla. The funeral will be held at the family home, Friday at 4 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.

ANDREW J. STRATTON died at his home 401 Baty Street Sunday evening, December 6, 1903, age 70 years.  The funeral arrangements will be made later.  (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.)

STRATTON –MRS. ELVIRA E. JUNE, 83, widow of Francis D. June, died Jan. 12, 1947 at home of her daughter, Mrs. Roy E. Allen of Odessa, N.Y.  Survived by daughters; Elise J. Allen of Odessa, Mrs. Martha Geer of Binghamton; son, Sanford B. June of Horseheads; brother, William G. Stratton of Williamsport; five grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.  The body is at Furman Funeral home where the funeral will be held Wednesday, 1:45 at Southside Baptist Church with Rev. C. Wellington Hardy officiating.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N.Y.

HARRY STRATTON an Elmira Boy Falls Beneath a Freight Train.  Waverly, Feb. 12, 1891.  Another fatal accident occurred here last night, this time the victim being an Elmira lad, Harry Stratton and a companion of the name of Jones came here from Elmira last evening and were about town until nearly 11 o'clock, when they boarded a freight train to return home.  They had gone bout a few rods, when at the Chemung Street crossing Stratton, who was standing on the bumpers of a freight car, fell beneath the wheels and was instantly killed.  The upper part of his head was crushed, both arms and one leg were broken and his chest was crushed.  Young Jones returned to the station and related what had happened and then went over in South Waverly to the home of his uncle, D. W. Myers, of whom he borrowed some money and left for Elmira on the first train, but did not appraise the parents of the dead boy of the accident until this morning.  Meantime the body had been taken in charge by Undertaker Fessenden and prepared for trial.  Corner D. D. Harnden summoned a jury who viewed the remains, but as the body had not then been identified the inquest was adjourned until Saturday morning at 10 o’clock.  Soon after the brothers of the deceased arrived and identified the remains and they will be taken to Elmira Friday morning on the Erie train number twenty-nine for interment.  Stratton was nearly sixteen years of age.  (Buried Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.)

HOWARD E. STRATTON, 51, of 108 Wall St., Sunday, Jan. 14, 1945, at 7:30 a.m.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Marguerite Barnett Stratton; daughters, Betty Jean of Boston,  Janet M. of Elmira; father, William G. Stratton of Williamsport; brothers, Floyd G. of Buffalo, Durland of Syracuse, Kenneth and Leland of California.  The body is at Smith and Fudge Funeral Home and Monday afternoon will be taken to the family home.  Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. Rev. John Stearns.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  MASONIC NOTICE:  Members of Ivy Lodge, 397, F&AM, will meet at the Masonic Temple Monday, 7 p.m. and proceed to 108 Wall St., to conduct a Masonic funeral service for our late brother, Howard E. Stratton, at 7:30.  Signed Richmond B. White, W.M.  Ralph E. Fudge, Sec. –Elmira Advertiser 1/15/45

STRATTON - William G. Stratton, 88, of 680 Campbell Street, died at his residence Monday afternoon, May 28, 1956, following a short illness.  He had been a Pennsylvania Railroad employee for 53 years, retiring as a conductor.  He was a member of the Old Oak Lodge No. 253, F&AM. Surviving are his wife, Beatrice; five sons, Floyd, of Buffalo; Durland, Syracuse, N.Y.; Kenneth, Altadena, Calif.; Lee, San Gabriel, Calif., and James, at home; two daughters, Mrs. Philip Brooks, Willow Grove, and Mrs. D.J. Logan, Syracuse, and 14 grandchildren.  Services will be held Friday at 10 a.m. at Bastian's, 829 West Fourth Street, with the Rev. Floyd J. Taylor, pastor of the First Free Methodist Church, officiating.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, N. Y.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 7 until 9 p.m. Thursday.   Submitted by Anne Van Patten, Chester Co., PA

MISS LENA M. STRAUSS of 854 Euclid Ave. Monday evening, Oct. 23, 1950 following an extended illness.  Survive by brother, Charles W. Strauss of Elmira; sister, Mrs. A. Unger of Mt. Vernon; nephew, Harold Unger of Elmira; niece, Mrs. L. B. Winkelstein of Mt. Vernon.  The body is at Justin T. McCarthy Funeral Home, 403 Walnut St. and Wednesday at 11 a.m. will be removed to family home, where private funeral will be held Wednesday 2 p.m.  Rabbi Leonard Devine.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/24/1954

STRAW - HELLER, Mrs. Zylpha.  Of 720 Laurel St., Elmira, March 22, 1990 at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Survived by sons and daughters-in-law, Robert H. and Joyce Heller of Penn Yan, Fred W. and Loretta Heller of Warsaw, Francis (Frank) Heller of Rocky Mountain, NC; 4 grandchildren; 5 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her husband, Fred E. Heller, May 10, 1968 and son, Frank, January 10, 1987. Zylpha was a member of the Pennsylvania Ave United Methodist Church, Loyal Chapter 265 OES, Monarch Club and a well known Seamstress. Friends are invited to call at the Pennsylvania Ave United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Ave., Pine City, Sunday, 2 to 4pm, with Funeral and Committal Services there, Sunday, at 4pm. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate Memorials to the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church or the charity of one's choice.  Zylpha Straw was the daughter of Frank and Rosa Straw.

CHARLES M. STREETER of 1720 Crestwood Rd., Sunday, June 17, 1973.  No calling hours.  Private funeral will be held Tuesday at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home at the convenience of the family.  A memorial service will be held in the Park Church Wednesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Robert Lester.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Park Church Memorial Fund.  Survived by wife, Claribell Lovell Streeter; daughter, Mrs. Peter (Constance) MacInnis of Londonderry, N.H.; sons, Charles M. Streeter Jr., John A. Streeter, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Molly, Jeffrey, Julia, Kimberly, Jennifer Streeter, all of Elmira, Peter MacInnis of Londonderry, N.H.; brother, Kenneth B. Streeter of Horseheads; several nieces and nephews.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/1973

STRETZ –MRS. FRANCES J. PETERSON age 50 of 913 Oak Hill Dr., Elmira Saturday, June 16, 1973.  Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge Funeral Home Monday 6 to 9 p.m.  Prayer service will be held at the funeral home Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. followed by funeral Mass at 10 a.m. in Our Lady of Lourdes Church.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Contributions may be made to the Student Nurses Scholarship Fund at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital.  Survived by a daughter, Miss Barbara Lynne Peterson of Rome, N.Y.; sons, Richard Stewart Peterson and R. Scott Peterson, both of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Irma Titus of Pompano Beach, Fla., Mrs. Gertrude Gehgan of Mahwah, N.J.; brother, Charles Stretz of Mahwah, N.J.; daughter-in-law, Mrs. Linda S. Peterson; grandson, Brehton Jeoffrey Peterson, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Peterson was the widow of Dr. Stewart E. Peterson.  She was a communicant of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, past president of the Elmira Children’s Theater, former member of the Arnot-Ogden and St. Joseph'’ Auxiliaries, former member of the Monday Mothers Club and a member of the Elmira Country Club.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/18/1973

STONG Guy Collin M.D.
Lt. Colonel Retired  U.S. Army
Age 65 of Panama City, Florida died on Sunday January 27, 2008 in Fairhope, Alabama after a brief illness. Dr. Stong was born June 7, 1942 in Elmira, NY the son of Guy Eugene Stong and Ruth Collin Stong. Guy was a Vietnam and Gulf War Veteran serving his country with The U.S. Army. Lt. Colonel Stong is survived by his son and daughter-in-law: Dr. Benjamin C. Stong and Amy Stong of Atlanta, GA; daughter: Emily Jeanette Stong of McLean, VA; mother: Ruth Collin Stong of Spanish Fort, Alabama; sisters and brother-in-law: Cynthia Collin Stong of Marathon, Florida and Margaret Teller Stong & John Jensen of Ottawa, Canada; brother and sister-in-law: David Beecher Stong & Marlane Jurang Stong of Fairport, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Sunday February 10, 2008 from 7-9 PM. Dr. Stong's Funeral Services will be held at the Funeral Home on Monday February 11, 2008 at 10 AM. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Lt. Colonel Guy Collin Stong M.D.   Published in the Star-Gazette from 1/31/2008 - 2/10/2008.

STRONG - McCLAIN, Kathryn L.
Age 91, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died at Founders Pavillion in Corning, NY, on Wednesday, June 18, 2008. Kathryn was born on February 3, 1917 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late William and Mary (Rosanski) Strong. She was predeceased by her husband, Walter McClain; and son, William McClain. Survivors include her "adopted daughter", Donna Whitehead; grandchildren, Clifford, Sheri and Donnie; great-grandchildren, Nicole, Heather, Cody and Jenna. It was Kathryn's wish that there be no services held. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/20/2008.

STRUBLE - DAVIDSON-SMITH, Lettie B.
Born on October 5, 1943, passed peacefully into God's arms on March 8, 2010, after a long and courageous battle with pulmonary disease. Lettie was predeceased by her parents, Harry and Janet Grace Struble; her loving life-long partner, Lanis ("Jake") Smith; and her siblings, Donald Updyke, Victor Updyke, William Updyke, Buddy Updyke, Thomas Struble, and Bertha Struble North. She is survived by her three daughters, Donna Perry (Eugene) of Barre, VT; Janet Davidson Freeman of Elmira, NY; and Rebecca Brueckner (Michael) of Wilkes Barre, PA; step-son, Sheldon K. Smith (Jonelle) of Orchard Park, NY; and seven grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews, and her special companion, Otis. Lettie devoted 37 years to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, where she was well known for her tireless work ethic and compassion while comforting thousands of patients in the coronary care and intensive care units, and also for her many years of service as an elected Unit Director, Assistant Vice President, and Vice President of AFL-CIO, CWA Local 1111. After retiring in November 2005, she remained active in her communities, making blankets for disabled veterans and working on other small but personal projects for various charities. Lettie was a beautiful spirit inside and out, always there to help anyone and everyone who knew her, and even many who didn't. She will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Friday, March 12th, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Her funeral services will be held Saturday, March 13th, at 9:30 a.m., at the funeral home with committal prayers and interment to immediately follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. - Elmira Star Gazette, Mar.10.2010

Simeon S. STRYKER, an upholstev in this city for many years, died yesterday morning at 4 o'clock at the family home on upper West Church street, near the Country Club. He was 57 years old and had been ill about 6 months. The decedent is survived by his widow and a sister, Mrs. Ewald, of this city. The remains were removed to 216 Madison Avenue, where the funeral will be held Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Elmira Advertiser September 2, 1915 Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

STYLES - WATKINS, Doreatha (Styles)
Age 88, of 711 E. Washington Ave., Elmira, NY. She was born May 18, 1920 in Bennettsville, SC, daughter of the late William and Rhodi (Whitley) Collins, and died Tuesday, December 9, 2008, at Bethany Manor after an extended illness. She was predeceased by her husband, Colonel Watkins, Sr.; sons, Colonel Watkins, Jr. and King Edward Watkins, Sr.; son-in-law, Chris Jenkins; and sister, Laura Allen. She is survived by her children, James (Valerie) Styles of Elmira, Beverly Watkins Jenkins of Springfield, MA, Carol Watkins of Elmira and Laura Watkins of Springfield, MA; 22 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 11 great-great-grandchildren; brothers, Jesse (Bessie) Collins of Brooklyn, NY, Lester (Ella) Collins of Bennettsville, SC; along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mrs. Watkins was a member and church mother of Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C. She was employed with A & P Foods for 8 years and then was a Healthcare Provider for 20 years. Family and friends are invited to visit Faith Temple Community C.O.G.I.C., Harper St., Elmira on Monday, December 15th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will begin at 1 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/13/2008


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