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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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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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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

SULLIVAN - KOZEY
Clare Sullivan Nagle 87 years, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, and Spencer Hill, Corning, NY, died Friday, March 2, 2006, at the Waters of Three Rivers. She was born March 28, 1919 in Corning, NY, the daughter of the late John Patrick and Edna Frances Hultzman Sullivan. A lifetime resident of the Corning/Elmira area and graduate of Corning Free Academy, Corning Community College and Elmira College. It was Clare's lifelong dream to receive a college education and she accomplished her goal with great pride. Her vast interest was in History and she pursued many graduate courses. Clare and Dr. Clyde L. Nagle were married. He predeceased her in October 1959. Her second marriage was to John Kozey, who predeceased her in 1998. She was a past school board member of Thomas A. Edison School (1960-1970). Her interests were in sports activities, stocks, finance and history education, and a lifelong interest in politics. Clare was a member of the Lamoka-Waneta Lake Association. Surviving her are son, Tom and Nancy Nagle of Horseheads, NY; daughters, Dana Kooch of Colorado Springs, CO, Christine N. (Gary Waters) Saia of Franklin, TN, and Cartha (Carl) Conklin of Waneta Lake, NY; grandchildren, Nathan Nage, Dr. Tina (Steve Ripley) Nagle, Nicole Nagle, Tyrone (Therese) Nagle, Michelle (Michael) Wheeler, James Kooch, Darcy (Jeremiah) Lighthouse; great-grandchildren, Tobiah Nagle, Thea Rose Nagle, Clyde J. Smith and Michael Wheeler, and Christopher William Lighthouse; brother-in-law, Willard Nagle; and sister-in-law, Janet Sullivan; nieces, Michelle Sullivan, Kim Quinn, Lisa Nagle; nephews, Steve Nagle, Matthew Nagle; also special friends, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Allen. She was predeceased by brothers, Jack Sullivan and Richard Sullivan; and son-in-law, Michael Kooch. Family and friends are invited to call at the Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY, Friday, March 10, 2006, from 4-7 p.m., with Funeral Service and Committal Service to follow at 7 p.m. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery. To view Clare's Video Tribute, please visit www.haugheyfuneralhome. com.

SULLIVAN, Ruby A. - of 398 W. Morris St., Bath, NY formerly of Elmira. Funeral was held Tuesday at 1 pm, at the Olthof Funeral Home. The Rev. Austin Matthews. Pallbearers: Jerry Canfield, Charles Carlson, Jack Fish and Ralph Rumsey, Woodlawn Cemetery.

GEORGE A. E. SURGANTI, 79, Friday morning, Mar. 3, 1944 in a local hospital.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Minnie Terwilliger of Penn Yan; niece, Mrs. Leah Hide of Elmira, with whom he made his home; several other nieces and nephews.  Body is at the Hagerman Funeral Home where services will be held Monday, 2 p.m. Rev. Henry White.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1944

SUTFIN - ANDERSON, Mary E. "Betty"
Age 92, of Elmira, died on Saturday, June 13, 2009, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, with her family at her side. She is predeceased by her husband, Kenneth A. Anderson, and sister, Dorothy S. Weaver. Betty was an Elmiran through and through. Daughter of Grayce Leonard Sutfin and J. Francis Sutfin, she graduated from No. 11 School (Hoffman Street School) and, like her mother and grandmother Susie Carpenter Leonard before her, graduated from Elmira Free Academy. She attended Cortland Normal School (SUNY Cortland) and The Ohio State University. Betty loved the outdoors – the parks, hills, and lakes of the area. She was an active Girl Scout, first as a scout, then a scout leader, eventually receiving a 50 year scouting pin. Betty was an active member of the First Baptist Church, particularly its Downtown Ministry. In her 60's she and Ken began to travel. While she loved the sights, the highlights for her were the friendships she made. Betty was a fixture in her West Elmira neighborhood for more than 60 years. She reveled in the generations of families that settled in the neighborhood. In her last years neighbors, old and young, supported her and enriched her life. Betty was thoughtful, gracious, and generous and will be missed by family, friends, and neighbors. Betty is survived by her daughter Susan Anderson of Philadelphia, PA; son and daughter-in-law Kenneth A., Jr. and Nancy Anderson of Wooster, OH; daughter and son-in-law, Elizabeth "Libby" Anderson and Paul Nurnberg of Beaufort, SC; 2 grandchildren, Julie (Dan) Cochran of Normal, IL, and Kathryn (Doug) Billy of Westerville, OH; 3 great-grandchildren, Brady Cochran, Caden Hall, and Reese Billy. Family and friends are invited to gather in the parlor of the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church Street, on Tuesday, June 16, 2009, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Betty will be buried in Woodlawn Cemetery after a family graveside service. The family requests no flowers. Contributions in Betty's memory may be made to either, the Girl Scouts – Seven Lakes Council, 226 Colonial Drive, Horseheads, NY 14845, or Eldrige Park Carousel, E.P.C.P.S., P.O. Box 3056, Elmira, NY 14905. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/15/2009

SUTTON Claire E.
Died September 11, 2008. Claire Sutton, 87, of Elmira died in her sleep, in her own bed, in her own apartment, having lived as independently as possible. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday, September 14, 2008 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., and Monday, September 15, 2008 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. The rosary will be recited on Sunday afternoon at 4:00 p.m. and on Monday evening at 7:00 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Our Mother Church, Horseheads. Graveside blessing will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Please remember Claire and her family in your prayers.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 9/14/2008 - 9/15/2008
 
SWAN Michael Anthony

Age 48 of 403 W. 1st St., Elmira, NY. He was born October 11, 1962 in Elmira, son of Ruby Swan-Givens and Nelson Swan and died Saturday, May 21, 2011 unexpectedly at home. He was predeceased by his grandmother Rosalie Ashley. Michael leaves to mourn his wife Kelly Robinson Swan; children Tavarus (Leah) Brown, Brandon Swan, Trevor and Terrell Swan and DeVante Hall; mother Ruby (James) Givens; father Nelson Swan; sisters Katrina A. Swan, Carol Y. Swan and Keshia Swan; brothers Nelson Swan, Jr. and Anthony Swan; stepbrother James (Anna) Givens; stepsisters Priscilla (Joel) Brooks and Millie (George) Nickens along with a host of relatives and friends. Michael was employed with Anchor Glass for 10 years. He loved sports especially the NY Giants. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, May 26th from 7 to 9pm and at Faith Temple Community Church, Harper St. Elmira on Friday, May 27th from 11 am to 12 noon. His funeral service will begin at 12 noon. Minister Tony Givens, his stepbrother, will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Michael through donations to the American Cancer Society or Faith Temple Community Church.  Star Gazette – May 25, 2011
 

CHRISTINA LEE SWARTOUT, 4-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Harold R. Swartout of 813 E. Market St., Sunday, March 24, 1957.  Survived by parents; sisters, Nancy and Brenda Swartout, both at home; grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Leon Swartout of Elmira.  Body at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where friends may call today 2 to 5 and 7 to 10 p.m.  Funeral there Tuesday at 3 p.m., the Rev. Lullus D. Bell.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/25/1957

 

SWARTOUT Edward L.
Age 48 of Horseheads, NY died on Wednesday June 2, 2010 after an extended illness. Edward was born December 6, 1961 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Harold and Dorothy Bellinger Swartout. He was also pre-deceased by his sisters and brother Jeannie, Chrissy, Donna, Debbie, and Randy Swartout. Ed enjoyed concerts, numerous trips with his parents (especially Las Vegas), Bingo, and weekly card nights with friends. He attended Horseheads High School. Ed is survived by his sisters and brothers-in-law: Nancy & Donald Murphy of Horseheads, and Brenda Barcomb of Elmira Heights; brothers and sisters-in-law: David & Jody Swartout of Odessa, and Steven & Susan Swartout of Diamond Bar, CA; former brother-in-law: Joseph Barcomb of Horseheads; Aunt Clara Bellinger of Elmira Heights; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends. Howard Vaughn was an especially supportive friend with frequent visits and encouragement. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 West Broad Street, Horseheads on Thursday, June 10 from 5-8 PM. Ed's funeral services will be held at the Funeral Home on Friday, June 11 at 9:30 AM . The Rev. Dr. Robert O. Sherburne will officiate. Ed will be laid to rest next to his parents and brother in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 6, 2010

 

SWARTHOUT Magdalen E Drake

Elmira Sunday Telegram; June 1, 1969

Age 93, of 367 W Gray St., Saturday, May 31 1969. Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 and  7 until funeral and committal service at 8PM. The Rev John Geldmacher. Burial Monday at Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by sons Alfred P Drake of Winnemucca Nev., Arthur E Drake of Elmira, daughter, Mrs. Esther Gilbert of Elmira; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  

 

SWARTWOOD Charles B.

The Honorable Charles B. Swartwood was born at home in Elmira, NY on May 11, 1915, the son of the late Chemung County Court Judge and Surrogate, Charles B. Swartwood Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Carroll), died Thursday, November 21, 2013. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah "Boots" Washburn; sons, Jonathan in 1974 and Peter H. in 2002; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Tryntje (Swartwood) and S. Harrison Rollinson and Mary Catherine (Swartwood) and William W. Sinclaire. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 1/2 years, Nancy (Knerr) Swartwood; daughters, Caroline "Muff" (Swartwood) and William R. Blash of Connecticut; Penelope "Penny" (Swartwood) Brewer of Elmira; sons, (Ret.) US Chief Magistrate Judge Charles B. Swartwood III (Heidi Baracsi) of Massachusetts; Slater W. (Kathryn) Swartwood of Louisiana; Mark D. (Cheryl) Tillinghast of Florida; along with many grand's, great grand's, several nieces and nephews. Judge Swartwood attended schools in Elmira and graduated from Fessenden Class of 1931, Andover Class of 1935, attended Princeton University and graduated from Cornell University in 1939. He then graduated in the Class of 1942 at Cornell Law School. Served aboard the Dennis J. Buckley (DD808) in both the Atlantic and Pacific during WW II. He was a lawyer with the Buck Firm before becoming a New York State Supreme Court Justice and was a director in the Washburn Company in Worcester, MA. Then was a Judicial Hearing Officer and worked for CASP of the Appellate Division in Albany. He retired at the age of 91 on the last day of his work with CASP. At one time he was the Chairman of the Board at the Neighborhood House. He was Trustee at the Law Library which was named after him in 1992. A Memorial Service honoring his life will take place at a date and time to be determined in the Grace Episcopal Church 375 West Church Street where the Reverend Father Donald W. Matthews, Rector will celebrate Judge Swartwood's service. He will be laid to rest privately in Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord him Military Honors for his service to his country in the US Navy. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning and the Fingerlakes Inc. 307 B East Water Street Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY 14904.  Star Gazette – November 24, 2013  

 

SWARTWOOD The Honorable Charles B. Swartwood

was born at home in Elmira, NY on May 11, 1915, the son of the late Chemung County Court Judge and Surrogate, Charles B. Swartwood Sr. and Mary Elizabeth (Carroll), died Thursday, November 21, 2013. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Beulah "Boots" Washburn; sons, Jonathan in 1974 and Peter H. in 2002; sisters and brothers-in-law, Helen Tryntje (Swartwood) and S. Harrison Rollinson and Mary Catherine (Swartwood) and William W. Sinclaire. He is survived by his loving wife of 47 ½ years, Nancy (Knerr) Swartwood; daughters, Caroline "Muff" (Swartwood) and William R. Blash of Connecticut, Penelope "Penny" (Swartwood) Brewer of Elmira; sons, (Ret.) US Chief Magistrate Judge Charles B. Swartwood III (Heidi Baracsi) of Massachusetts, Slater W. (Kathryn) Swartwood of Louisiana, Mark D. (Cheryl) Tillinghast of Florida; brother and sister-in-law, William G. and Jean Knerr of Pennsylvania; along with many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Judge Swartwood attended schools in Elmira and graduated from Fessenden Class of 1931, Andover Class of 1935, attended Princeton University and graduated from Cornell University in 1939. He then graduated in the Class of 1942 at Cornell Law School. Served aboard the DJ Buckley (DD808) in both the Atlantic and Pacific during WWII. He was a lawyer with the Buck Firm before becoming a New York State Supreme Court Justice and was a director in the Washburn Company in Worcester, MA. He then was a Judicial Hearing Officer and worked for CASP of the Appellate Division in Albany. He retired at the age of 91 on the last day of his work with CASP. At one time he was the Chairman of the Board at the Neighborhood House. He was a Trustee at the Law Library which was named after him in 1992. Family and friends are invited to attend a Requiem Mass honoring his life in the Grace Episcopal Church, 375 W. Church St., Elmira, NY 14901 on Friday, December 6, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. where the Reverend Father Donald W. Matthews, Rector, will celebrate Judge Swartwood's service. He will be laid to rest privately in Woodlawn Cemetery where the Chemung County Veteran's Honor Squad will accord him Military Honors for his service to his country in the US Navy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Community Foundation of Elmira, Corning and the Fingerlakes Inc., 307 B. East Water St., Elmira, NY 14901; Grace Episcopal Church; Chemung County Human Society and SPCA, 2435 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903; or the charity of one's choice. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY.  Star Gazette – December 2, 2013

 

SWARTZ Norval
ELMIRA DAILY GAZETTE & FREE PRESS  July 27, 1903
INFANT'S DEATH:  The death of Morval Clark SWARTZ aged three months, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. SWARTZ of 1016 Lake Street, occurred yesterday at 12:30 o'clock from convulsions.  Woodlawn Cemetery listed as Norval

 

SWASTA James F. "Boss"

Age 63 of Elmira, NY. He was born August 25, 1950 in Oil City, PA, son of the late Michael and Mary (Gaiser) Swasta and died Tuesday, December 24, 2013 unexpectedly at home. He is survived by his loving wife Patricia (Young) Swasta; children Julie Hicks and Janet Stansfield both of Elmira; grandchildren Ashley (Matt Terris) Hicks, Thomas (Hilary Mosher) Hicks, James (Aliyah Arnold) Hicks and Jessica Stansfield; great grandsons Bentley "Buddy" Hicks and Luke Hicks all of Elmira; brothers Michael (Mary) Swasta of Horseheads and Ronald (Sherry) Swasta of Montgomery, TX; sister Cathy (Marlin Diefenderfer) Schroth of Breesport along with several nieces and nephews. Jim retired from Beach Tree Care Center in Ithaca and Kennedy Valve in Elmira, He was a member of the Elmira Eagle's Club and an avid NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, December 26th from 4 to 7 pm. His funeral service will be held there on Friday, December 27th at 11 am. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Star Gazette – December 26, 2013

 

SWAYZE –MRS ANNIE SWAYZE FURMAN, 88, died at the home of a daughter, Mrs. Lyman A. Gleason, 1029 Caton Ave., Monday, Nov. 9, 1942.  Survivors; Mrs. Gleason; a son, Herbert C. Furman II; several cousins.  The body is at the Davis Funeral Home and Tuesday evening will be removed to the Gleason home where a private funeral will be held Thursday afternoon.  The Rev. Harold N. Geistwait will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  Elmira Star-Gazette 11/11/1942

SWAYZE - SHEIVE, Genevieve
Mrs. Genevieve Sheive, 82, of 109 Broad St., Waverly, formerly of Elmira, Wednesday, Nov. 27, 1957.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Raymond Lines of Waverly; sons Floyd of Gillett and Lloyd of Millerton; sisters, Mrs. Lela Youell of Morrisville and Mrs. Grace Garrison of Millerton; eight grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren.  Body at the Luckner Funeral Home, Waverly.  Funeral there Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Donald Greene, Woodlawn Cemetery.

SWEELEY BETTY V. ROTHERMEL age 74 of Elmira, NY passed gracefully to her Lord April 1, 1998 at her home.  She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, William R. and Sonia Rothermel of CA; grandsons; Paul and Steve Rothermel also of CA.  Also a host of very close and caring friends.  She was predeceased by her loving husband Glen Rothermel and beloved son, Randall Rothermel and her parents, William and Margaret Sweeley.  Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Penn. Ave., Elmira, NY Sunday 2-4 and 7-9 PM.  Funeral and committal services will be held there Monday at 2:00 PM.  The Rev. Dr. James Bellamy will officiate.  Interment will be private in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.  Betty was a member of the Roseville United Methodist Church, Roseville, PA.  She was very active in the Elmira Little Theater.  Betty treasured the beautiful days she spent with family on Keuka Lake.  She was very proud of her beautiful home here in Elmira.  Those who wish may make memorials in Betty’s name to the Roseville United Methodist Church, % Linda Dunkleberger, RR 2, Box 2415, Mansfield, PA. –McKay Scrapbook

SWEENEY, RALPH W.  Services for Ralph W. (Slim) Sweeney, 84, Elmira, were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Elmira, on Feb. 4 with Rev. Bruce P. Cummings officiating.  Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Mr. Sweeney died Feb. 2, 1984.  He attended Southside Baptist Church, was a member of Harry B. Bentley Post, American Legion, life member of S.S. Jack Swan Post D.A.V., he was active in the North American Gladiolus Council and an accredited judge, member of Empire State and Chemung Valley Gladiolus Society and a U. S. Army veteran WWI.  Surviving are his wife, Marie Haggerty Sweeney; sister Mrs. Roy (Bernice) Nash of Troy; several nieces and nephews. (TGR Feb. 9, 1984)

SWEET  Floyd J., Lt. Col., USAF (Ret.) Sailplane Pilot and World Class Volunteer Age 91, of Potomac Falls, VA. He was born on June 29, 1914 in Elmira, son of the late W. Glenn Sweet (Mayor of Elmira 1930-1932) and Nettie (VerNooy) Sweet and died Thursday, March 30, 2006, at Falcons Landing in Sterling, VA. Floyd was predeceased by his wife, Frances Peebles Sweet; and brother, Norman Sweet. He is survived by his wife, Isabel B. Sweet of Sterling, VA; sister, Evelyn Sweet Allen of Clayton, NY; son, F. Jerome Sweet, Jr. of Ft. Lauderdale, FL; daughter, Kittie Sweet Alexander (Raymond) of Burnsville, MN; son, William G. Sweet (Linda) of Fairfax, VA; six grandchildren; eight great-grand-children along with several nieces and nephews. Floyd showed early interest in aviation. In 1928 he joined the Elmira Model Airplane Club and made rubber band-powered very light aircraft and gliders. A year later he joined a group that built a Dagling Primary Glider. He soloed the Dagling in 1930. In 1931 he qualified for his first glider license - #45, signed by Orville Wright. He attended the University of graduated in 1937 with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering. Following graduation he married Frances Peebles of Elmira. They were married for 50 years until her death in 1987. Due to his background in soaring, he transferred to the Army Air Corps. During World War II he trained glider pilots (in 29 Palms, CA) for combat in Europe and Asia. He also worked in research and development of the gliders and assault aircraft (CGA-4) used during the war. After the war he transferred to the U.S. Air Force and continued to spend much of his career working in various aircraft development programs at Wright Field in Dayton, OH. Floyd retired from the USAF in 1961 and went to work at NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, where he served as an intelligence officer until his retirement in 1976. After his retirement from NASA he continued active participation with his many organizations, among them are: Soaring Society of America (past president, and director for 51 years; founding editor of Soaring magazine); World War II Glider Pilots Association (executive council member); National Soaring Museum (charter member, past president and trustee); National Aeronautics Association; American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (Associate Fellow); Mid-Atlantic Soaring Association and OSTIV – Organization Scientifique et Technique Internationale du Vol a Voile. His honors include Warren E. Eaton Memorial Trophy (1941); Soaring Hall of Fame (1963); National Aeronautics Association - Elder Statesman of Aviation (1988); Legend of Aviation - recognized at the opening of the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center at Dulles International Airport (2003); Funeral services were held in Virginia. Family and friends are invited to attend his graveside service on Tuesday, April 4th, at 11 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery. A reception will follow at the National Soaring Museum. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Floyd through donations to the National Soaring Museum, 51 Soaring Hill Drive, Elmira, NY 14903. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.

SWEET Robert G.
Age 82, of Lake Rd., Elmira Heights, died unexpectedly on Monday, April 23, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Bob was born Aug. 7, 1924 in Elmer, PA, the son of the late Willard and Kathryn (Metcalf) Sweet. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Onalee (Lines) Sweet; half brother and sister, Gary Sweet of Lawrenceville, PA, and Betty (Leroy) Mayer of LA; sisters-in-law, Kay and Kathy Sweet of Cowanesque, PA; nieces, Sandra (Leon) Parker of Bradford, NY, and Linda (John) Baker of Gillett, PA; several grandnieces and nephews; and special dog, "Buddy". In addition to his parents, Bob was predeceased by his sister, Juanita Sweet McCoy, Virginia Sweet O'Lenick; half brothers, Paul, Bob and Fred Sweet; half sister, Onolee Sweet; and nephew, Dennison Lines. Bob was a US Army veteran of WWII and a retired electroplater with Bendix/Elipse in Elmira Heights. He was a member of Pine Valley United Methodist Church and member of the Horseheads Moose. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, April 26, from 2-4:00 and 6-7:00 p.m. His service will take place there at the funeral home at the conclusion of calling hours at 7:00 p.m. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at the convenience of his family. Those wishing may also remember Bob with memorials to North Shore Animal League of America, 16 Lewyt St., Port Washington, NY 11050, or the Horseheads Animal Shelter, 150 Wygant Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845.

FLOYD M. SWEZEY, 61 of 232 Sheridan Ave., Elmira Heights Tuesday night, Dec. 18, 1951.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Anna Swezey; brothers, Oakley Swezey of Horseheads, Avery of Los Angeles, Frank of Elmira and Monroe Swezey of Millport; sisters, Mrs. Ruth Ketchum of Elmira and Mrs. Myra McDougle of Erin; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  The body is at the Philip F. Wolfe Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. and Thursday afternoon will be removed to the family home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 8:30 a.m. followed by Requiem Mass at 9:30 in St. Charles Borromeo Church, Elmira Heights.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/191/1951
 
 

SWINTON James

Age 87 of Elmira, NY. He was born October 11, 1923 in Sumter, SC, son of the late Mary Bridgeman Swinton Miller and Ashby Swinton died Friday, August 19, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He leaves to cherish his memory his wonderful wife Cora Swinton of the home; two sisters Juanita (James, deceased) Gist and Bobbie (Henry) Graham both of Sumter, SC; one brother Daniel (Mary) Swinton of Roselle, NJ; one brother-in-law Elijah Dunkin; one sister-in-law Bennie Dunkin both of GA and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; a special friend John Coonie; very close friends James (JoAnn) Bryant Winnie Cook, Edna Taylor and Evelyn Williams,. James retired from General Electric after 26 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, August 25th from 11 am to 12 noon. His funeral service will be held at 12 noon. Rev. Michael Bell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – August 23, 2011
 
 

SYKES Roger F. Sykes

Age 89, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY and Sarasota, FL, died on Wednesday, June 6, 2012 at Chemung County Nursing Facility. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Joan L. Sykes; daughters Gail (Archie) Frazer, Jean (Ron) Dixon; grandchildren, Seth Frazer, Jon Dixon, Kevin (Kim) Frazer and Andrew (Jennifer) Frazer; and 9 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was a United States Army Veteran of WW II, member of the VFW. He was also a member of the Amateur Radio Association "W2INY". Roger was the Owner/Operator of Sykes Construction Corporation of Elmira Heights, NY. Family and Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Friday, June 8, 2012 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 11:00 AM, with his pastor Elwyn Patrick officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may make donations to Horseheads Community Wesleyan Church, 2095 Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845.   Star Gazette – June 7, 2012
 
 

WILBUR M. SYMONDS

age 104 of Breesport, NY, Friday, January 10, 1992 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center.  He was predeceased on August 9, 1986 by his loving wife of 66 years, Mrs. Angelica Eva Symonds.  His family includes; daughters, Mrs. Norma Pealer of Rochester, Mrs. Elma Grady of Dunnellon, FL and Mrs. Fannie McAfee of Wayne, NY; grandchildren, Joan (Erin) Robinson of Bath, Donald (Janet) McAfee of Hammondsport, Gerald (Carolyn) Schmidl of Stanley, NY, Ronald (Bonnie) Schmidl, Penn Yan, Sharon Helton of Dunnellon, FL, Nancy (Harold) Naragon of Penn Yan, Diane Stanton of Elmira, Becky (Warren) Smith of Binghamton, Richard (Joann) Pealer of Rochester, Sylvia (Thomas) Hom of New York City, NY; thirty-four great-grandchildren; twenty great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.  He was also predeceased by a grandson, Nevin A. Pealer and great-grandsons, Ricky and Russell Stanton.  Wilbur was born November 20, 1887 in Lowman, NY, the son of Alonzo and Rebecca Mosher Symonds.  He was a retired poultry farmer and a member of the Breesport United Methodist Church where he sang in the choir for 35 years.  He was also a U.S. Army veteran of World War I.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 412 S. Main St., Horseheads Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 PM.  His funeral service will be held there on Monday at 11 AM.  The Rev. Gerald Smith will officiate.  A committal service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/12/1992

SZILASI   Andrew Passed peacefully away at Mt. Holly Hospital, NJ, on February 16, 2006 following a brief illness. He was born in August 1908 in Bucharest, Romania, of Hungarian parents. He studied Electronic Engineering at the Technical University in Berlin, Germany, and after graduation, joined the Tungsran Factory in Budapest, Hungary. After the war he worked in Paris, France, and in London, England. He came to America in 1952 and became Engineering Manager with Westinghouse Electric; first in Bath, NY, then afterwards, in Elmira, NY, where he retired. He was a member of Elmira First Presbyterian Church and Treasurer of the Elmira Torch Club. When his wife, Anna, died in 1995 after 55 years of marriage, he joined his sister, Alix, at Medford Leas Retirement Home. He was predeceased by Alix in 2002; and his older brother, Nicholas, in 1979. Andrew was the much loved uncle of his two nieces, Evelyn Tait, Barbara McLauchlan; they are his only surviving first relatives. A memorial service will be held at First Presbyterian Church, 1050 West Clinton St., Elmira, NY, 14905, on Monday, March 6, at 2 p.m. followed by private interment at Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. If wished, donations may be made to Medford Leas, Medford, NJ 08055, or a charity of choice.


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