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TIDD EDWARD K.
Elmira Gazette 5/8/1922
Taken from family scrapbook of Miles, Ingalls, Gardner family
PROMINENT ELMIRA MAN'S LIFE ENDED - WELL- KNOWN ELMIRAN COMES TO END OF LIFE'S PATHWAY AFTER ACTIVE BUSINESS CAREER - FORMER PRESIDENT OF ELMIRA OF ELMIRA STORAGE & SUPPLY COMPANY
Edward K. Tidd, a resident of Elmira many years, died this morning at 3 o'clock at the family home, 412 Euclid Avenue, after an extended illness. Mr. Tidd was president of the Elmira Storage and Supply Company and previous to assuming that position he was engaged as transportation clerk in the local division office of the Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Mr. Tidd was a member of the Newtown Battle Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution and the Park Church. The decedent was born in Millport, October 19, 1859, and entered the employ of the former Northern Central Railroad Company April 7, 1884. He resigned from the railroad service June 30, 1907, to assume the duties of the president of the Elmira Storage & Supply Company. For several years Mr. Tidd carried on the storage enterprise which included a general business in farm implements. Due to declining health he gave up active work in the company and retired. Mr. Tidd, a man of quiet manner, possessed score of friend in his business and social relations. He enjoyed the companionship of this friends and for many years before his health failed, was active in the various social clubs in Elmira and vicinity. Always interested in the betterment of Elmira, Mr. Tidd was identified with many civic and business organizations during his active career. Always a substantial citizen, he gave his time and efforts to civic enterprises that went to increase Elmira's commercial influence. He was a good citizen, devoted to his family and his passing will be deeply mourned. He is survived by his widow, and a son Gage W. Tidd, of this city; his mother, Clara Tidd and a sister, Mrs. M. Ballard of Troy, Pa.; a brother, Grant Tidd of Passaic, N.J. The funeral will be held at the family home, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. A.G. Cornwell will officiate. The remains will be placed in the family crypt at the Woodlawn mausoleum. submitted by Jayne King - (Joyce - there is a picture attached. If anyone requests, they are more than welcome to contact me at my email address email@example.com)
Local News) Edward K. Tidd, brother of Mrs. M. B. Ballard of this place, died Monday morning at the family home in Elmira after an extended illness. He was 62 years old and besides Mrs. Ballard is survived by his wife, a son, Gage W. Tidd of Elmira, his mother, Mrs. Clara Tidd of this place, and a brother, Grant Tidd of Passaic, N.J. TGR 1922
TIDWELL John Wesley
Age 79, of Elmira, NY. He was born July 9, 1928 in Grenada, MS, the 6th of 9 children of the late Joseph, Sr. and Mamie (Johnson) Tidwell, and went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He is survived by two sisters, Lida Mae Shipp of MS and Dorothy (James) Wright of OH; daughter, Esther Lynn Blair and granddaughter, Charimone Watkins, both of Elmira; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends. John was employed with Kopper's Railroad Tie Mfg. in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, September 10th, from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. John's family would like to thank Nancy Rundell, his caregiver; the staff at Cogswell's Adult Home; and his special nurse, Mary Anne Bailey, for the wonderful care given to him. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/8/2007.
TIDWELL John Wesley
Age 79, of Elmira, NY, went home to be with his Lord Tuesday, September 4, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, September 10th, from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. John's family would like to thank Nancy Rundell, his caregiver; the staff at Cogswell's Adult Home; and his special nurse, Mary Anne Bailey, for the wonderful care given to him. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/9/2007.
TIFFT Francis E.
Age 92 of Watkins Road, Pine Valley and Flannery Apartments in Elmira died Thursday, Aug. 9, 2012. He was predeceased by his first wife, Gretchen (Boughton) Tifft in 1970 and and his second wife, Thelma (Jones) Tifft in 2005. His surviving family includes his son, Lawrence Tifft of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Chad (Linda) Tifft of Las Vegas, NV; great grandchildren, Gehrig, Maris, and Mattingly. Also surviving are his step-daughters, Patricia (William) Brown of Elmira, NY, Judy Rose Roberts of Hampton, VA; several other extended family members. He was also predeceased by his daughter, Virginia Simpson, and step-daughter, Dorothy Phelps. Fran was a US Army Veteran; locally he was a member of the Horseheads Elks, Horseheads Moose, Elmira Heights American Legion and Elmira Heights VFW. He was a retired driver and local teamster member of union local 529 having worked for Thatcher Glass and J.P. Hunter. Family and friends are invited to attend a graveside gathering on Wednesday, August 15, 2012 in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira at 11:30 am. Star Gazette – August 11, 2012
MARY A. TILLINGHAST, 6, 736 Hopkins St. Monday, Mar. 12, 1945. Survived by parents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Tillinghast; sister, Clara at home; grandfather, Melvin Tillinghast of Lawrenceville, Pa.; several aunts and uncles. Body is at Hagerman Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 4 p.m., Rev. Edgar O. Spaven. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/1945
TINDALL Anthony Edward
Age 30 of Fairport, NY. He was born October 11, 1978 in Elmira to Lee and Robbin (Sheppard) Tindall and went home to be with the Lord on Monday, June 15, 2009. Family and friends are invited to call on the family on Friday, June 19th from 10 to 11 a.m. at Faith to Face Ministries, 35 Tuxill Ave., Corning, NY. Bishop Dr. Mark D. Vaughn, Pastor. A Worship Celebration honoring Anthony's life will begin at 11 a.m. Rev. Cephus McGee, Jr. will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Anthony through donations to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Rochester Chapter, 1200-A Scottsville Rd., Suite 100, Rochester, NY 14624. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/19/2009
TINKHAM Clara Barsavage
A lifelong resident of the Elmira community died Monday morning, April 30, 2012 at Bethany Manor following declining health. Born on May 17, 1929 in Canton, PA Clara was the daughter of the late, Victor and Madeline Mandeville Tinkham. She married Edward Barsavage on December 11, 1948 and he predeceased her on December 25, 1997. Her many interests included reading, knitting, crocheting, flower gardening and playing cards. Clara was employed by Bethany as a CNA for many years and was a proud member of the D.A.R. Surviving is her loving family, children, Charles Barsavage, FL; Michael Barsavage, NY; Nancy Force, FL; Esther (John) Bresett, Southport; grandchildren, Christopher (Nancy) Anger, Eric (Christin) Bresett, Stacy (Jodi) Hubbard, Matt (Miranda) Meade, Alex Barsavage and Jason (Amanda) Barsavage; several great grandchildren; brother, Charles Tinkham. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Fri. May 4, 2012 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Family services will follow the visitation at 6:15 p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience. Star Gazette – May 3, 2012
TITUS David Scoville Titus
Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday evening, September 22, 2012, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his parents, David S. and Julia Scoville Titus. David is survived by his devoted wife, Betty J. (Fusare) Titus; sons, David Scott Titus of Elmira, NY and Christopher Leonard Titus of Steamboat Springs, CO; and his much loved dog, "Kramer". He is also survived by his sister, Margaret Ritter of Montour Falls, NY; close cousins, Donald and Mary Brasted, of Bay Village, OH; loving family members, friends and his wonderful Durland Ave. neighbors. David Titus retired as a Facilities Design Engineer at Trayer Products after 28 years of dedicated service. Dave enjoyed many summers at the cottage his grandfather and father built beside Hector Falls on Seneca Lake. He had such fond memories of times spent there with his cousins, Don and Jim Brasted, and Grandma and Grandpa Titus. Having grandparents who lived on Franklin St. in Watkins Glen sparked his interest in auto racing and sports cars. He owned many cars throughout his life, one of his favorites being a vintage Jaquar. He was a pencil and ink artist, painter of beautiful landscapes, and an excellent photographer. Dave was also inspired by the music of Duke Ellington & Count Basie and was a drummer in a high school dance band. He also enjoyed doing projects around the house, and really loved the years he spent in Indian Guides with Scott and Chris when they were boys. Born with a serious heart defect, David spent much of his life fighting heart disease, and his courage and strength are and inspiration to us all. He was a proud member of the E.F.A. Class of "57" and a graduate of Penn State. He followed the Nittany Lions and his beloved Green Bay Packers. Most of all he was an amazing husband and father. Dave's family would like to thank all the people he met through Hospice's LifeBeat Program. His nurse, Jenniffer Mullen, RN, took extraordinary care of him. The staff and volunteers at Hospice enriched his life tremendously. He loved you all. And the staff on 2D at St Joseph's Hospital cared for him with love and compassion. We will be forever grateful. The family will receive friends at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Wednesday, September 26, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held there Thursday at 11:00 a.m. with Chaplain Meredith Tifft officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials in Dave's name to Care First (Southern Tier Hospice), 11751 Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or SPCA of Chemung County, 2534 Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903. We Thank God for the gift of David Titus. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette – September 25, 2012
TITSWORTH - DAVENPORT, Dora L.
Age 90, of Catalpa Dr., Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Wednesday, September 9, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Dora was born on October 21, 1918 in Elmira, daughter of the late Boyd and Ada (Burlew) Titsworth. She retired from Moore Business Forms in Elmira, after many years of service. Survivors include her son, Lawrence McBride of Elmira Heights, NY; sisters, Dorothy Lawson of Windsor Locks, CT and Elizabeth "Mary" Kenyon of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Edward (Terri Donovan) Titsworth and Donald Burlew, both of Elmira Heights, NY, Boyd (Mary) Titswoth of Horseheads, NY; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. Dora was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Davenport in 1973; son, Arthur McBride Jr.; brothers, Ernest and Herman Titsworth. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, September 11, 2009, from 5 to 7 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. Floyd Simmons officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, September 12, 2009, at 10 a.m. Published in Star-Gazette on September 10, 2009
TITSWORTH Elizabeth Kenyon
Age 90, of Horseheads, NY, died on Friday, June 3, 2011
at Bethany Manor. She was born on October 13, 1920 in Elmira, NY to the late
Boyd and Ada (Burlew) Titsworth. Elizabeth was predeceased by her husband,
Harold Kenyon in 1972, brothers, Ernest and Herman Titsworth and sister, Dora
Davenport. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Gary D. and Patricia
Kenyon of Exeter, NH; grandsons, Gary H., Douglas and Kevin all of NH;
great-granddaughters, Nicole and Elizabeth both of NH; great-grandson, Caden of
NH; brothers, Edward Titsworth of Elmira Heights, Boyd Titsworth of Horseheads
and Donald Burlew of Elmira Heights; sister, Dorothy Lawson of Windsor Locks,
Conn.; along with several nieces and nephews. There will be no prior calling
hours. A private graveside service will be held at the convenience of the
family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the
James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – June 4, 2011
TITSWORTH Ernest D.
Age 93, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, January 18, 2008, at home with his family by his side. He was born in N. Chemung, NY, on April 29, 1914, to the late Boyd and Ada (Burlew) Titsworth. Ernest was predeceased by his wife, Mildred Titsworth in 1993; son, Ronald Thomas in 2006; and brother, Herman Titsworth in 1989. Survivors include his daughter, Ellen (Lawrence) Chrisjohn of Horseheads; grandsons, Tedd (Sharon) Chrisjohn of Gillet, PA, James Thomas of Mechanicsburg, PA, and Ronald Thomas of Westminster, MD; brothers, Edward (Theresa) Titsworth of Elmira Heights, Donald (Dottie) Burlew of Elmira Heights, and Boyd (Mary) Titsworth of Horseheads; sisters, Dorothy Lawson of CT, Dora Davenport of Horseheads, and Elizabeth Kenyon of Horseheads; along with many nieces and nephews. Ernest retired from Spaulding's Bakery in 1977 after 38 years of service. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed working in his garden. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, January 22nd, from 4 to 6 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Wednesday, January 23rd, at 11 a.m., with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
The funeral of Martin A. TOBEY was held at the
family home, 708 Broadway,. Today at 2 p.m., the Rev. Delos Abrams officiated.
Burial was in the Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 25, 1925
TOBIAS Leona E.
Formerly of River View Circle - Was born November 27, 1917 in Ithaca, NY, the daughter of the late Oscar and Eva (Grover) Tobias, died peacefully on Monday, February 16, 2009, at Elcor Health Services in Horseheads, NY at the age of 91. Her loving husband of 37 years, Tony Tobias, predeceased her. Her sisters, Vera Miller, Waneta Andrews; brother, Bud Arthur, also preceded her in death. Leona is survived by her loving and devoted children and their spouses, Ron and Terry Tobias of Elmira, NY, Richard and Janet Tobias of Florida, Jan and Warren Roman of Elmira, NY, Carol and Jim Piper of Elmira, NY; adored grandchildren, Kari (Mike) Wood, Melanie Tobias (Jacob), Kelly (Hal) Neshiem, Steven Driscoll, Christine (Travis) Tobias-McAlexander, Warren (Penny) Roman, Jen (Jason) Quick, Matt (Lisa) Roman, Melinda (Cormac) Smith, Jimmy Piper (Christine), Aimee Piper, Joe Piper, Don Piper; along with 20 much-loved great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Leona was the former owner of Kings Dairy here in Elmira. She was a member of the Central Christian Church and life-member of the following: OES #264, F & AM Loyal Order of the Moose, Grottoettes and the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154. Services are being held privately at the convenience of her family. Interment will take place also at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Tony. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad c/o the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post, 236 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY 14904. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/18/2009
TODZIA Linda (Freeman)
Age 46 of Level Acres Drive in Horseheads, NY died on
Tuesday May 17, 2011. Linda was born on March 27, 1965 in Syracuse, NY the
daughter of Carl and Charlotte Makowski Todzia. She was a very generous person
who had a huge heart. She loved her family and her cats and dogs. Linda is
survived by her parents: Carl and Charlotte Todzia; son: Clint Rockhill and
Staci Lawrence of Elmira, NY; Trisha and Jeremy Kohan of Elmira, NY;
grandchildren: Bryanna Rutan, Jeremy Kohan Jr.; brothers and sisters and their
children: Frank Todzia and Tina of Syracuse, NY, Vincent, Frank Jr. and Lisa;
John and Mary Todzia of Horseheads, Jessica, Cheryl, Daniel; Carl Jr. and Tina
Todzia of Pine Valley, Mia Lynn, Raylyn, Zachery; Stanley and Angela Todzia,
Adam, Alexandria; Karen and Joe West of Elmira Heights, Richard, Michael;
Kimberly Todzia, David and Kristina; best friend and former husband David
Freeman; favorite father-in-law: Dave Freeman and Ursula Davis; and numerous
loving and caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the
Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Monday May 23, 2011
from 6-8 PM. Linda's Funeral Services will be held at 12 Noon on Tuesday May
24, 2011 at the Funeral Home. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira,
NY. Star Gazette – May 20, 2011
TOLONEN TULA MITCHELL
Tula Tolonen, Of Corning, NY, died Thursday, August 16, 2007, after a valiant struggle with cancer. Tula was born in Helsinki, Finland, August 25, 1944, a daughter of Janne and Hilja Tolonen. The family migrated to the United States in 1947. She grew up in Fairfield County, CT and Northern Westchester County, NY. After graduating from Fox Lane High School in Bedford, NY, Tula attended George Washington University, earning a bachelor's degree in education. She married R. Whitney Mitchell in 1969. After a brief tenure as a teacher of French, she remained at home to rear her children. She returned to college, graduating summa cum laude from Russell Sage College with a degree in paralegal studies. From 1983 until her death, she was employed by Sayles and Evans law firm in Elmira, NY as a highly respected paralegal specializing in real estate. Tula loved gardening, cooking, reading and foreign travel, with a special fondness for Southeast Asia. She was predeceased by her parents and her sister, Lisa Campbell. She is survived by her husband Whitney, daughter and son-in-law, Lisa and Najib Boujnane of Leominster, MA, son and daughter-in-law, John Mitchell and Nicole Hutchinson of Holly Springs, NC, grandchildren John Boujnane and Anneliese Boujnane of Leominster, MA, brothers-in-law William Campbell of Mt. Pleasant, SC and Eugene Mitchell of Boston, MA, brothers-in-law and spouses Philip and Betty Mitchell of Northwood, NH and Ralph and Carol Mitchell of Palm Beach Gardens, FL, sisters-in-law and spouses Bette and John Biggio of Stoneham, MA and Lorraine and Albert Savage of Stoneham, MA, and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins, both in the United States and Finland. Calling hours will take place Friday, August 17, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the chapel of Blessed Michael the Archangel in Grace Episcopal Church, 375 West Church St., Elmira, NY. A Solemn Requiem Mass in thanksgiving for Tula's life will be celebrated at Grace Church, Saturday, August 18, at 1:00 p.m., with the Reverend Father Donald W. Matthews officiating. Interment will follow immediately after the Mass in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to Grace Church or to a charity of one's choice. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/17/2007.
TOMLINSON Lois Anne, 76, formerly of Elmira, NY,
died Tuesday morning, March 25, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA.
Born September 9, 1931 in Elmira, NY, she was the daughter of the late Arthur
and Margaret Loomis Tomlinson. Lois was a graduate of Southside High School
Class of 1949. She majored in modern dance in college and studied with the
Martha Graham troupe and Jose Limon. Lois received her MS degree in Library
Science from Syracuse University and worked in libraries in Plattsburg and
Rome, NY. A gentle soul, she never married. She is survived by her
sister-in-law, Alexis Tomlinson of Lake Hopatcong, NJ; two nephews, two
great-nephews and a great-niece. Services will be private. Interment will be in
the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/30/2008.
TOOTHAKER - John [Jack] A. Toothaker, [SRGP 54891] 82, of Deland, Fla., formerly of Mansfield RR1, died Saturday, Dec. 26, 1992, at the West Volusia Hospital in Deland. Born March 27, 1910, in Spokane, Wash., he was the son of Albert P. and Winifred R. Fulton Toothaker. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church, Deland; 25 year member of the Pennsylvania Grange; and a Navy veteran of World War II. He had been a dairy farmer in Mainesburg and Crooked Creek for 20 years. He was predeceased by two brothers, Ralph and Elwood, and one sister, Maude Dorgan. Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Hazel Butcher Toothaker; one son and daughter-in-law, Bruce F. and Sandra Toothaker of Covington; one son and friend, Fred A. Toothaker and Carol Myfelt of Troy; six grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and one sister-in-law, Florence Toothaker of Dushore. Calling hours were held at the Scureman Funeral Home, Mansfield, on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Services were held there Wednesday, Dec. 30. The Rev. E. Gene Callahan officiated. Burial was made at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Daggett, PA or the First United Methodist Church, Deland, Fla. 32720 - Wellsboro Gazette, 30 December 1992, p10
Sherman TOTORITIS, 68, of Wellsburg, NY, died Monday, December 18, 1995 at the Robert Packer Hospital. Sherman was the son of the late George and Frances Chapman Totoritis. Sherman was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II and retired from Fairway Spring Co. in Horseheads, NY after 41 years of service. He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Dorothy Finch Totoritis; sons and daughters-in-law, Sherman R. and Denise Totoritis of Gillett, PA and Andrew Paul and Patricia Totoritis of Elmira, NY; three grandchildren; sister and brother-in-law, June and Edward Belknap of Horseheads, NY. He was predeceased by daughter, Jacqueline Marie Totoritis and sister Mildred Seeley. Funeral services were held at the Thomas McInerny Funeral Home on December 20 with the Rev. Harry E. Barrigar officiating and burial with military Honors at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations may be made to the American Liver Foundation. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, December 21, 1995
TOUSEY - As readers of the Advertiser well know, the Rev. Thomas Tousey has been suffering from the effects of a paralytic shock for nearly three years. The affliction first came upon him while he was in charge of a church in Clyde in July 1888. Its seriousness compelled him to retire from active labor, and taking a superannuated relation to conference, he came to his home on Walnut street in this city. Early in December Mr. Tousey suffered another stroke of paralysis and since that time he has been gradually sinking. For many weeks he has been watched over and cared for in the tenderest solicitude and devotion by his faithful wife and children. His daughters, Miss Fanny Tousey and Mrs. Mary Tousey Hayt of Park City, Utah, and his son, Thomas E. Tousey of Chicago, have been with him constantly and another son, Chester A. Tousey, also of Chicago, has made frequent visits to him, remaining as long as possible. The end has been regarded as near for several days and Saturday evening about 6 o'clock it came, sweetly and peacefully, as if borne on the wings of sleep. The life of a man like Mr. Tousey is not filled with events of great public interest, but it is filled with deeds that have worked out great good to his fellow men and, as such, is entitled to grateful honor. His was a life of love, of devotion, of self-denial, of earnest effort for others. What a man can accomplish in nearly a half century of labor under such inspiration as his cannot be estimated. Its value cannot be measured by earthly standards. It is the divine only that can do justice to it. Such an example and such service as his, as well as the high regard in which he was held personally by so many of the people of Elmira and of the state, render the following sketch of his life and work especially interesting at this time: The Rev. Thomas Tousey was born in Covington, Genesee Co., NY, August 24, 1823. When he was twelve years of age, he moved with his parents to Portage, Livingston Co. There he grew to manhood and,through all his changeful life in the itinerancy, "Old Portage" was "home" to him. He was converted at the age of twenty years and immediately felt called to the ministry. Indeed he said, before his conversion, that, if he gave his heart to God he should have to preach the gospel; and afterward he pursued his study with that in view. In 1848 he joined the Genesee Methodist Episcopal conference, at its first session held in Rochester. The townships of Portage and Nunda included several villages and school districts where services were held, and together they were called Nunda circuit. The Nunda church gave Mr. Tousey his license to preach, and so high was their regard for the abilities of their "boy preacher", as they fondly called him, that they requested the conference to appoint him first to their circuit. The fact that his own home church called him to serve them first, was always a gratification and an inspiration to him. After serving Nunda circuit Mr. Tousey was pastor of churches in the following places: Painted Post, Addison, Dundee and Starkey, Trumansburg, Penn Yan, Palmyra, Asbury church, Rochester, Geneva, Corning, Palmyra a second time, Penn Yan a second time, First M.E. church, Elmira, Watkins, Aurora street church, Ithaca, Seneca Falls and Clyde. He was also presiding elder of the Elmira and Cazenovia districts four years each. In these various places he did forty years of pastoral work. In each place he accomplished some marked religious work and endeared himself to many hearts. Dr. Hibbard said of him: "He was energetic, gifted, fully devoted to his work, always acceptable and useful, and has an honorable record." In 1847 Mr. Tousey married L. Elizabeth Andrus, daughter of Chester Andrus of Portage. Five children were born to them: Elbert A., who died in 1878, Thomas E. and Chester A. of Chicago, Mrs. R.W. Hayt of Park City, Utah, and Miss Fanny C.. of Elmira. Mrs.. Tousey and four children mourn the loss of a noble husband and father. Mr. Tousey's fondness for Elmira led him to choose it as the home in which to spend the declining years of his life. When the warning came to him in Clyde, as told above, he came to this city and made his home at 515 Walnut street. There he hoped to pass many quiet, happy years. But only two years were allowed him and those were marked with failing health and suffering. Yet never was there heard from his lips a murmur of complaint. In the great disappointment that came when he was obliged to give up his work and in the certain knowledge that he possessed of the speedy coming of the end of life, there was never any discontent or repining. During the months intervening between the time of his second attack in December and the time of his death he waited patiently and hopefully, longing for rest. Many beautiful and inspiring words were spoken by him while his mind was yet active and clear. His presence was a benediction and his home, while life lasted, seemed filled with the brightness and sweetness of his character. Ten years, altogether, of Mr. Tousey's life were spent in Elmira, and the city is the better for them. His genial face and cheerful voice gave expression to the instincts of a loving and generous heart. He will be sincerely mourned and his name will long be held in honored, grateful remembrance. - Elmira Weekly Advertiser, March 27, 1891
TOUSEY - A Clergyman's Funeral - Impressive Services Over the Remains of the Rev. Thomas Tousey - A large audience of sympathizing friends attended the funeral of the Rev. Thomas Tousey, held at the First M.E. church at 2:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon. A short private service had been held at the house and when the cortege reached the church the remains were carried down the side aisle and deposited in front of the altar. They rested in a broad-cloth covered casket, on which reposed a number of beautiful flowers and floral emblems. The presiding elder of the district, the Rev. E.J. Hermans, and the Rev. C.C. Wilbor led the way, the latter reading passages of scripture while soft strains from the organ added impressiveness to the occasion. Following the clergy came the honorary pall-bearers, the Hon. John I. Nicks, Theodore C. Rose and Charles T. Andrews and the Hon. Henry T. Noyes of Seneca Falls, while the casket was borne by W.S. Gerity, Dr. C.W.M. Brown, Joseph Pierce, A.D. Symonds, the Rev. Harsey King of Havana and the Rev. F. Sanford of Canton, PA. The sad ceremonies began by Professor Mark C. Baker singing "The Home of the Soul," rendered in a most impressive manner. Scriptural selections were then read from the 91st Psalm and the first chapter of Corinthians, after which Dr. Wilbor offered prayer. Professor Baker sang "There is a Home of Pure Delight," after which Presiding Elder Hermans gave an interesting sketch of the life of the deceased, telling of his effective ministry, of his successful work at various charges and of the many victories he had won in the Master's cause, characterizing his ministerial career as eminently wise and successful and the deceased as an ever genial, companionable, sweet-tempered man. The Rev. Liston H. Pearce then, in a feeling manner, read a paper dictated by Mr. Tousey on the 14th of last December, which showed his abounding faith in the Master he so long served and the peace and comfort which his religion gave him as he approached the valley of the shadow of death. Dr. Wilbor briefly referred to the illness of the deceased, quoting many of his utterances during that time, in which he frequently expressed himself as not afraid of death but as gladly waiting the summons to his everlasting home. The services concluded with a song, "Jerusalem the Golden," by Prof. Baker after which the friends were given an opportunity to look upon the face of the departed pastor for the last time. The interment was in Woodlawn and was private. Many clergymen from this district were present as were also nearly all of the ministers of Elmira churches of the various denominations. - Elmira Weekly Advertiser, March 25, 1891
TOWNER –MARJORIE FRANCIS CACCIA age 81, went home to be with the Lord, Thursday, December 16, 2004, just 20 days after her loving husband, Merico (Jim) Caccia. Marge was born October 27, 1923, daughter of the late Samuel and Mildred White Towner. She is survived by two daughters Joyce Seidnitzer, Gayle Locke; four sons, James, Gary, Robert and Joel; 16 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren; and many loving nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by a son, Edwin Harrington. The family will receive visitors Monday, December 20th, at 6:00 p.m. with a Celebration of Life Service to be held at Maranatha Bible Chapel, 774 Sing Sing Road, Horseheads, NY, officiated by Pastor Daniel Miller. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette, Dec. 19, 2004
TOWNSEND - CAREY-MERRILL Anna Age 90 of Elmira,
NY. She was born November 29, 1914 in Elmira, daughter of the late James and
Bertha (Niles) Townsend and died Saturday, July 23, 2005 at the Bath VA Medical
Center. She was predeceased by her husbands, Leon Carey and Charles Merrill;
daughter, Shirley; sister, Ruth Baldwin; and brother, John Niles; and is
survived by her brother and sister-in-law, Harley and Robina Townsend of
Horseheads; sisters, Helen Patch of West Palm Beach, FL and Cora DeProspero of
Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Anna was a WAC in the U.S. Army,
stationed in Camp Kilmer, NJ; was a member of the Women Veterans M.A.L.S. and
the American Legion, Clarence R. Oliver Post 154. Family and friends are
invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave.,
Elmira on Tuesday, July 26th from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral and committal services
will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience
of the family.
TOWNSEND Cora N. DeProspero
Elmira, NY: Age 92, died on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the
Chemung County Nursing Facility. Cora was born in Elmira on July 27, 1919,
daughter of the late James and Bertha Townsend. Cora left many fond memories
and will be dearly missed by her family and friends. Cora is survived by her
children, Rhonda D. Augustine of Geneva, NY, Bonnie Spencer of Hamlin, NY,
Yvonne (Terry) Satterlee and Karen (Pat) McCaslin, both of Elmira and Raymond
(Linda) Kelly of Lowman, NY; 10 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren;
brother, Harley Townsend. Cora was predeceased by her husband, Joseph; sisters,
Anna Merrill, Ruth Baldwin and Helen Patch; brother, John Niles. It was Cora's
request that no services be held for her. Internment will take place in
Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Elmira Star Gazette –
March 14, 2012
TOWNSEND Elizabeth Conklin "Betty" Maramack
A longtime resident of the Elmira area died peacefully, Thursday evening, April 28, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 92. Born on July 24, 1918 in Bath, NY, Betty was the daughter of the late, Olin C. & Edna C. Force Townsend. She was employed as a meat cutter at Louis J. Lutz Market for 50 years. Betty enjoyed the outdoors, playing golf and family times. Surviving are her children, Joan Crowley, Catlin; and Burt Conklin Jr. Elmira; sister, Jean Costa, Corning; brother, Phillip Townsend, Corning; several grandchildren, great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, Betty was predeceased by her former husband's, Burt Conklin and Paul Maramack; daughter, Barbara Conklin; granddaughter, Kelly Burroughs. Family and friends are invited to a call at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 11 a.m. with no prior visitation. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the charity of one's choice in Betty's memory. Star Gazette – May 1, 2011
HOWARD F. ‘HOWIE’ TOWNSEND, age 78 of Maple Avenue, Elmira, peacefully went to be with the Lord Sunday, December 28, 2014 surrounded by the love of his wife of 29 years, Ellen "Lois" (Yeomans) and son, Bryan Townsend. Howie was born in Lackawanna, PA, May 20th, 1936. He was the son of the late Covert and Valera Townsend. In addition to his wife Ellen, he is survived by his children, Debra (Russell) Arrigo of Lakeview, NY, David (Erica) Townsend of Horseheads, NY, Bryan (Megan) Townsend of Elmira, Michael (Kelly) Burt of Elmira; grandchildren, Kristofer and Michael Arrigo, Sean and Ella Townsend, Brandon Burt; along with several nieces, nephews, cousins and his cat "Smokey." He is predeceased by his brother, Rudy Townsend and sister, Audrey Weigle. Howie was a loving husband, father, and grandfather. He possessed a strong sense of humor and was dearly loved by his many friends. In the past he worked on the Erie Railroad as a tower telegraph operator; in 1957 he was appointed as a patrolmen for the Elmira Police Department; He later retired as Captain on May 3rd, 1993. Howie took great pride in his time as the Mayor of Elmira for two terms from 1994 to 1997. In his many interests he renovated and rebuilt his 1850 farm house located on Maple Avenue. He found great enjoyment in carpentry and admiring his home. He could build anything out of wood and found great peace in his labors. Howie was a member and a master of the F&AM Elmira Masonic Temple #95, and the Elmira Police Benevolent Assoc. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, January 4th, 2015 from 2:00PM to 4:00PM and again 7:00PM to 9:00PM. Funeral services honoring the life of Howard F. Townsend will be held there Monday, January 5th, 2015 at 11:00AM. Pastor Albert Craig will officiate. Graveside services will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing please make memorials in Howie's name to the charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/2/2015
TOWNSEND - WILSON, Inez M.
Age 81, died at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira, on Saturday, August 2, 2008. Inez was born in Martinsville, IN, the daughter of the late Charles and Katherine Hammons Townsend. She is survived by children, Ronald E. Wilson, Dennis R. Wilson, Terry L. Wilson, Vicki M. Wilson, Pauline L. Williams, Jackie E. Wilson, Daniel Olsen, Susan C. Dietz and Cleveland Dietz; 20 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, August 6, from 12 to 1 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow at 2 p.m. with Reverend Belvy White officiating. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/6/2008
TOWNSEND –VALERA C. (TOWNSEND) FRISK age 76 of 731 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY Saturday, April 20, 1985 at the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Monday2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm with funeral services there Tuesday at 11 am. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make contributions to the American Cancer Society, American Lung Association or the Southern Tier Association for the Blind, Inc. She was the beloved wife of Richard M. Frisk; dearly loved mother of Howard Townsend and Audrey Weigle; son-in-law, Paul Weigle; granddaughters, Donna W. Arnold, Debra T. Arrigo; grandsons, Paul D. Weigle and David Townsend; great-grandchildren, Melanie Lee Arnold, Scott K. Arnold, Christopher Arrigo. Val had a close loving relationship with her step-children, James and Marie Walters, Kathryn Hanrahan, Gladys Hourihan, Richard Frisk, William and Shirley Frisk, John and Irene Frisk, Richard and Shirley Knox; 23 step-grandchildren; 20 step-great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed. Val was a graduate of Powell School of Business in Scranton, PA –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/22/1985
TRAINOR - LAVRIS, M. Anita
Age 87 of Eastview Dr. Horseheads died on Fri. Sept. 26, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Anita was born March 29, 1921 in Port Jervis, NY, to the late J. Francis and Loretto (Cushing) Trainor. She is survived by her loving and devoted family and caregivers, her husband, Ted Lavris and daughter, Sally Lavris both of Horseheads. Also surviving are her brother, Vincent Trainor of Elmira; sister-in-law, Margerie Trainor of Maryland and several nieces, nephews, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law. She was predeceased by her brother, Robert Trainor and recently her sister, Gertrude Straight. She was a communicant of St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads and a retired inspector with Howell Packaging in Elmira. She was a lover of gardening, camping, cooking, baking and a fond lover of all animals and being especially fond of her cats and dog. She was also and accomplished swimmer and always liked to enjoy a good book. In keeping with her wish, a prayer service to take place at the Barber Funeral Home in Horseheads will be held privately. Her interment service will also take place privately in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Chemung Co. Humane Society & SPCA 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/28/2008
TRASK Carol M. Vanderpool
On January 25, 2013, the Lord received a beautiful angel. Carol was born on May 20, 1925 in Verendrye, ND to the late James and Clara Trask. She is survived by her children, Connie (Bill Schroth) Wolcott of Elmira, Linda Cronkrite (Dick) Dove of Machias, NY, Terry (Vikki) Lockner of FL and Perry (Paula) Cronkrite of TX; brothers, Roy (Barb) Trask of Newfield, NY, James (Teresa) Rose and David (Rita) Trask both of Washington; sisters, Barb (Lance) Craig, Nancy Trask and Candy Trask all of Washington; son-in-law, Larry Kelly of Elmira; eight grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Carol was predeceased by her husband, Clyde Vanderpool; brothers, Mandley, James and Robert Trask; daughters, Cheryl Cronkrite and Patricia Kelly; and granddaughter, Paullette Vanderpool. As per her wishes, there will be no calling hours. A private graveside service will take place at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be to CareFirst, formerly known as Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830. The family would like to say a special thank you to Jeanette and all the staff at Bethany Manor. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Star Gazette – January 26, 2013
RALPH IRVING ‘IRV’ TREAT, age 80, died at St. Joseph’s Hospital on September 26, 2005. He was born in Elmira on February 22, 1925 to Ralph F. and Mary (Lynch) Treat. A decorated Coast Guard veteran of WWII, Irv was stationed on LST771 and participated in the battles of Einiwatok Atoll, Utithi, Palau Island, Leyte, P.I., Kerama Rhetto, IeShima, Okinawa, Saipan and Tinian. Irv was the owner of the S. American Hotel for 59 years. He was a life member of the Elmira Elks Lodge #62 and Elmira Heights Legion Post #154. Irv is survived by his wife, Marie Schiefen Treat; brother and sister-in-law, Francis H. and Virginia Treat; nephews, Thomas Paul Treat of Vail, CO, Homer Treat Jr. with wife Eileen of Rochester; and niece, Mar Lou Wesp with husband Richard of Stroudsburg, PA. Friends are invited to McInery Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, September 28, 2005 from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday, September 29, 2005 at 10 a.m. with Father Robert Adkins officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Irv’s memory may be directed to the Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA, Rt. 352, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
TRICE ADDIE DURKOT
Addie D. Age 89, formerly of 360 W. Church St., Elmira, died Thursday, July 20th at Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, after an extended illness. Addie was born February 8th, 1917 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Lee and Jeannette Trice, Sr. Addie retired from Thatcher Glass in Elmira Heights, NY after several years as bottle inspector. Addie is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Nancy Gascoigne of Ocala Florida; grandchildren, Debbie and Bryan Covert of Penn Yan, NY, Teri, Steve, and Mike Gascoigne of Ocala, FL; three great-grandchildren, relatives in South Carolina, and several close friends. At her request, there will be no calling hours. Private committal services will be held at the convenience of the family at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are under the direction of the Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY.
CHARLES F. TROGNITZ age 90 of 855 Davis Street, Saturday, July 31, 1971. Friends are invited to call at the MacPherson Funeral home Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday 10:30 a.m. Rev. David Kingman. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers family request that contributions be made to the Trinity Church Memorial Fund or the American Cancer Society. Survived by daughter, Mrs. William B. (Rosemary) Tanner of Elmira; granddaughter, Mrs. Anthony G. (Gloria) Mucci; great-grandchildren, Paul, Laurie Ann and Melissa Mucci, all of Elmira; one niece; three nephews. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church and retired employee of the Pennsylvania Railroad. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/2/1971
MR. EDWARD J. TROST age 71 of Camp Hill, PA, Monday, March 11, 1991 in Harrisburg, PA. He is survived by one niece, Anne Schaefer VanPutten; seven nephews, Henry F. Schaefer, III, P.H.D., Walter Lawrence Groff, M.D., Edward Norman Schaefer, Esp., Neil Kingsley Groff, M.D., Alfred Clyde Groff, Esp., George Scott Groff, M.D., Edward Francis Groff; brother-in-law, Donald N. Groff, M.D. Edward was a U.S. Navy Veteran of World War II having served on the U.S.S. Colorado and was a Diplomat for the U.S. Department of State. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira, NY Friday from 4 to 6 PM. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/13/1991
TROWBRIDGE, Sarah, E. (Mrs. Eugene Case) - Mrs. Sarah E. Case died Wednesday at 7 a.m. at the family home in Pine City, aged seventy years. She is survived by her husband, Eugene Case; two sons, Lewis I. Oliver of Spokane, Wash, Charles T. Oliver of Booneton, N.J.; a daughter, Miss Anna M. Oliver of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Brown of Elmira; two brothers, Chester Trowbridge of Kiefer, Okla., and CharlesTrowbridge of Michigan; also seven grandchildren. The funeral will be held Saturday at 1:30 p.m. at the home. The Rev. Charles Burroughs of Pine City to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
TRUMP –BEVERLY J. KNAPP of Elmira, NY was born August 12, 1939 in S. Connellsville, PA, the daughter of the late William and Beatrice (Kerns) Trump, passed away on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, at her home surrounded by her loving family at the age of 74. Her beloved husband of 46 years, David O. Knapp, preceded her in death on June 3, 2007. Her brother, William Trump and sister, Barbara Dacey also predeceased her. Beverly is survived by her loving children, Cindy (Jim), Scott (Tracie), Dan (Jen) and Mike (Laurie); adored grandchildren, Jeremy, Kallie (Matthew), Aaron, Maddie, Payton, Lainey and Boedi; sister, Betty (Joseph); along with several nieces and nephews. Her feline companion, "Cowie" also survives her. Beverly was employed by the New York Telephone company for several years, but most recently was a dedicated switchboard operator at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was also a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Thursday, June 5, 2014, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services celebrating her life will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. The Reverend Bryan Kane will officiate. Interment will take place privately in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved David. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/4/2014
William “Bill” L. TRUMP, 51, of Mosherville, PA died on Saturday, September 16, 1995 after a battle with cancer. Bill was a member of the Southside Baptist Church. He was employed at Anchor Glass for over 26 years. William is survived by his wife, Valena M. Trump; daughters, Kathleen Trump of Florida and Michelle J. Rohrer of Elmira, NY; a son, William L. Trump IV of Waverly, NLY; grandchildren, Zachary and Molly Rohrer; his father, William Trump II of Oklahoma; sisters, Barbara Dacey of Erin, NY and Beverly Knap and Betty Hankinson, both of Elmira, NY and a favorite sister-in-law, Katheryn Conway of Oregon. Funeral services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira on September 13 with interment to be in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
TULACHANH Phavang Age 66, of Elmira, NY, died on
Thursday, September 7, 2006. She was born in Vientiane, Laos on June 15, 1940.
Phavang was predeceased by her husband, Soukanh Tulachanh on February 6, 2003.
Survivors include her sons, Pong, Sanah and Sala all of Elmira, Outtama of NC,
John and Joe of Albany, NY; along with nine grandchildren. Family and friends
are invited to call on Tuesday, September 12th, from 10 to 11 a.m. at the James
D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 11 a.m.
Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
TUNNICLIFF Norma E. Colborn
Elmira: Age 89, of Elmira, died peacefully on Sunday,
July 3, 2011. Norma was born in Elmira on August 14, 1921 the daughter of
Seward S. and Anna (Nyland) Tunnicliff. She was predeceased by her husband of
53 years Douglas S. Colborn, son Kevin Colborn, daughter Susan Colborn,
brothers-in-law, Edward Thelen and Robert Colborn. Norma is survived by her
children, Rodney S. Colborn of San Diego CA with children Corey and Glen;
Carolyn A. Colborn of Rochester; Brian D. Colborn of Elmira with children,
Samantha and Brian; Susan's son Erik, who was raised by Norma and Doug; sister
Eleanor Thelen of Fairport NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Norma received her bachelor's degree in Education from SUNY Oneonta. After
college she served in the American Red Cross during WW II. Norma later earned
her master's degree in education from Elmira College. She was an elementary
teacher for over 35 years and taught in several schools in the Elmira City
School District. She was a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution
and a Past Regent of the DAR. She was a former member of North Presbyterian
Church where she and Doug were married. Norma cherished time spent with her
family and she will be missed, but never forgotten. Friends are invited to
McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Sunday, July
10, 2011 from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 4:00 p.m.
Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the
family. Norma may be remembered through a donation to a charity of one's
choice. Star Gazette – July 5, 2011
TURNER David M.
Age 86, of Horseheads, NY, originally from Burdett - died peacefully at the Bath VA Hospital, Bath, NY on Thursday, January 7, 2010. Mr. Turner was born in Sayre, PA on October 21, 1923, the son of the late Percy and Mary Granger Turner. His wife, Mary E. (Thomas) Turner, predeceased him on September 9, 1995. Mr. Turner is survived by a son, John (Paula) Turner of Savona, NY and their children, Christopher, Jill, Rebecca and Jackie; a son, Paul (Carol Wilkowski) Turner of Corning and their children, Vanessa and Kyle; and a son, Steve Turner of Pine City. Mr. Turner was a US Army veteran of WWII and past President of the New York Chapter 94th Division. He worked for Remington Rand and LRC Electronics as a Process Engineer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport on Sunday, January 10, 2010, from 2 to 4 p.m. with funeral services at 4 p.m. officiated by Lay Pastor John Knapp. Mr. Turner will be laid to rest next to his beloved wife, Mary, at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira on Monday, January 11, 2010, at 11 a.m. Published in Star-Gazette on January 9, 2010
TURNER Frances "Jane" Bellinger
Age 73 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born March 22, 1938
in Wyalusing, PA, daughter of the late Leon and Iona (Brown) Turner and died
Thursday, February 2, 2012 at home. She was predeceased by her brother Jack
Turner and sister Amelia Otten and is survived by her loving husband of 49
years, George; daughter and son-in-law Lisa and Scott King; grandchildren Ian
and Allison King all of Horseheads; brother Leon Turner of Laceyville, PA;
sisters and brothers-in-law Marlene and Al Feldner of Mendham, NJ and Julie and
Jerry Burgess of Bear Creek, PA along with several nieces and nephews. Jane was
a dedicated grandmother, caring for and inspiring her grandchildren. She was a
communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and retired from Westinghouse in
1992 after 32 years of service. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter
J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday,
February 5th from 1 to 3 pm. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, February
6th at 9:30 am followed by her Mass of Christian Burial at 10 am in St. Charles
Borromeo Church. Rev. Scott Kubinski, celebrant. Committal prayers and
interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing
may remember Jane through donations to the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira,
NY 14902 or Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd.,
Corning, NY 14830 Star Gazette – February 3, 2012
TURNER - ROLLS, Sara E. Turner "Sally"
Age 86, died on February 15, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Sally was born on January 29, 1924, the daughter of the late Glenn and Muriel Turner. She was the wife of Franklin W. Rolls, celebrating their 65th wedding anniversary on July 31, 2009. Her husband, Franklin, survives with their five children: Joseph T. Rolls of Elmira, Daniel A. (Kathy) Rolls of Caseville, MI, Glenn (Mary Jane) Rolls of Elmira, James. F. (Debbie) Rolls of Elmira, and Beth Ann (Steven) Kuhl of Virginia; grandchildren, Traci Morgan, Heather (Aaron) Pishalski, Todd (Dawn) Huntley, Kelli (Bryan) Matheny, Geoffry Rolls, Eric (Joanne Richards) Rolls, Corey (Shawn Mosko) Rolls, Sara Rolls, Shelly Rolls, Patrick (Monica) Rolls, Timothy (Kerri White) Rolls, Kimberly Rolls, Garrison Kuhl and Evan Kuhl; great-grandchildren, Tyler, Kaylee, Devon, Ryan, Jared H., Ethan, Miranda, Lowell, Clarice, Jaxon, Caden, Alystiana, Mackenzie, Jared W., Abigayle, Hailey, and Hayden. Also surviving are special aunt, Martha Garrison of Williamsport, PA; sister-in-law, Betty Olin of Horseheads, and her 2 children, Charles (Nancy) Olin and Donna Schnautz, along with their 4 children; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Sally was the first Teacher's Aide in the Elmira City School District, working at Diven, Washington, and Booth Schools. She retired in 1990 after 25 years of service. Sally was a volunteer at Arnot Ogden Medical Center and a long time member of North Presbyterian Church. She and Frank raised 5 children and she was a "mother" to countless others throughout her life. Sally was always supportive, encouraging and accepting of everyone. She was a great wife, mom, grandmother and person. Her family was the most important part of her life. Relatives and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Saturday, February 20, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. A funeral service will follow. Interment will then take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry, 921 College Avenue, Elmira, NY 14901, would be appreciated. Sally's family would like to extend a special thank you to the 5th floor staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.- Elmira Star Gazette, Feb.17.2010
TUTHILL JANE RUNYAN-PALAZZOLI
Jane Tuthill Beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend. died November 13, 2006. She peacefully left us after a lifetime of love and service. She is deeply missed. Jane was born September 20, 1937 to Ethel and Malcolm Tuthill of Washingtonville, NY. Her dedication to education began with her graduating as the Valedictorian of her high school class. She then attended SUNY Brockport and graduated with a degree in Elementary Education. Jane continued her education with a Masters Degree in Education from St. Bonaventure University. While attending SUNY Brockport she met and wed James Runyan. Their marriage would last 42 years until Jim's passing away in 2002. Together they adopted and provided a loving home to Greg and Charlie Runyan. Charlie and his wife Suzanne gave Jane the opportunity to be a loving grandmother to Alyssia and McKenzie Runyan. Jane was fortunate to meet and then wed Richard Palazzoli this year. Together they traveled abroad and shared their love with grandchildren and friends. Jane worked until retirement for the NY State School System as an elementary teacher. Countless kids in Allegheny, Syracuse and Horseheads school districts were touched and helped by her strong belief in education. After retirement, she remained active in the NYS Retired Teachers Association and volunteered at CASA, a program to help kids from troubled homes. Retirement also gave Jane the opportunity to pursue her love of travel. With friends and Richard she traveled extensively in Europe, Central America, Caribbean Isles and the United States. Even making two solo trips to visit her son Greg in Alaska. WE LOVE YOU JANE AND MISS YOU. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Wednesday, November 15, 2006, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be held at Centenary United Methodist Church, 424 S. Main Street, Elmira, NY, on Thursday, November 16, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. Reverend Joseph Kim will officiate. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, Jane wanted donations made to either the National Foundation for Cancer Research, CASA or any non-profit dedicated to helping children. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home. The family also wants to thank the staff of the ICU at St. Joseph's Hospital, you were wonderful.
TUTHILL –MRS. PHEBE L. BROOKS for forty-one years one of Elmira’s most highly esteemed residents died at 5 o’clock yesterday (Aug. 29, 1900) morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. E. C. VanDuzer, No. 510 Lake Street. Death was due to paralysis. Mrs. Brooks had been in good health until two weeks ago today, when she sustained a stroke of paralysis. She failed gradually and death came as a welcome relief. Mrs. Brooks was a loyal member of the Lake Street Presbyterian Church and led an exemplary Christian life. She possessed a sweet and lovable nature, which endeared her to all who knew her. Friendships once made were securely cemented by reason of her kindly disposition and observance of the golden rule. Her advice was often sought, was highly prized and was of great profit to those who followed it. She ever took a lively interest in all good causes and her assistance was always at the disposal of those who were instrumental in forwarding them. To the young people of her acquaintance was she especially dear because of interest in their well being. Her husband was the late Henry Sl Brooks, formerly engaged in business with the late David H. Tuthill, who was a brother of Mrs. Brooks. She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Edward C. VanDuzer; three grandchildren, Henry Brooks and Louisa and James VanDuzer. Mrs. James R. Reid and Mrs. John N. Cooper are nieces of the deceased. She was born in Orient, L.I. December 21, 1810, her early life being spent there. The funeral will be held at 4 o’clock tomorrow afternoon from the residence of her daughter and the interment will be in Woodlawn. Dr. A. W. Cowles of Elmira College will officiate. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/30/1900
TUTTLE - CROWE, Corinne Adair
Age 88, of Newark, DE formerly of Elmira, NY died peacefully with her family at her side on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 at Churchmans Village in Newark, DE. Corinne was predeceased by her husband of 50 years, Francis J. Crowe; her parents, Betty and Dewitt Tuttle and by her brother, William Tuttle. She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Patrick and Jane Crowe of Newark, DE; her grandsons and their wives, Patrick II and Joanne Crowe of Middletown, DE, Daniel and Lisa Crowe of Newark, DE, Christopher and Lisa Crowe of Putnam, CT; her great granddaughter, Shea Crowe of Newark, DE, and many nieces and nephews in New York and Arizona. Corinne believed her most important role in life was her family. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and aunt. Her other love was of all animals and most especially cats (which began at a very early age). In the words of Corinne's mother, "When you see Corinne she is always with a cat". A special thank you is extended by the family to Churchmans Village for their care and support of Corinne. Relatives and friends are invited to attend a graveside service on Wednesday, October 21, 2009 at 10:00 AM at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in memory of Corinne be sent to Churchmans Village, 4949 Ogletown-Stanton Road Newark, DE 19713 or to the Delaware Humane Association, 701 A Street Wilmington, DE 19801. Arrangements by the DOHERTY FUNERAL HOMES. Published in Star-Gazette from October 19 to October
TWIST Daniel R. Age 67, of Elmira, NY, died very unexpectedly Wednesday, March 1st, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Daniel was the son of the late Lyndon and Katherine Juresko (Kuryla) Twist. He was born in Elmira on November 27th, 1938. Surviving Daniel is his best friend and loving wife of 47 years, Nancy Howe Twist; daughters, Christine (John) Topolewski of NH, Vicki Painter of Elmira; five grandchildren, William (BJ) Clinton, Daniel Clinton, Jason Topolewski, Amanda and Kelly Painter; and great-granddaughter, Lauren Williams. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Friday, March 3, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the First Baptist Church of Elmira, 121 W. Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901 on Saturday, March 4th, 2006, at 11 a.m. The Reverend Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Graveside services will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Dan was a machinist for Hardinge Inc. for 40 years. He was a devoted member and former deacon of the First Baptist Church. His dedication was very evident in the many committees he served on within his church and in his membership in the choir that he loved. Dan was an avid sports fan and a member of the Hardinge Inc. Sports Hall of Fame. He was an accomplished bowler, gifted golfer, loved horseshoes, and loved camping at Lake Bonin in Pennsylvania. Dan volunteered for numerous charities and will always be known as a very hard worker and devoted husband and father, who adored his grandchildren and friends. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in Dan's name to the First Baptist Church of Elmira Building Fund; the Juvenile Diabetes Assoc., 120 Wall St., New York City, NY 10005; or the American Heart Assoc., NYS Affiliate, Attention: Heart Gifts, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220-3049.
TYLER Jack H.
Age 81, of Elmira, NY. He was born November 6, 1927 in Elmira, son of the late John and Helen (White) Tyler and died Friday, July 24, 2009, after an extended illness. He is survived by his wife, Thelma; children, Sharon (Joseph Roussin) Tyler, David Tyler, Timothy Tyler, John (Sonja) Howe, Connie (Russell) Pritchard and Tina (Joseph) Loudenslager, all of Elmira; grandchildren, Angie, Stacy, Joseph, James, Jr., Allyn, Christine and Brittany; 14 great-grandchildren; sister, Jean Tyler of Scranton, PA; niece, Cathy St. John of VT. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Tues, July 28th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His funeral service will be held there on Wednesday, July 29th, at 10 a.m. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/26/2009
TYLER Robin "Rob" L.
Age 52 of Elmira, NY, died on Friday April 6, 2012 at home
surrounded by his loving family. He was born on April 21, 1959 in Sayre, PA to
William E. and Florence G. Tyler. He married Tamara L. Brown on August 1, 1992
in Elmira, NY. Rob was a member of The Loyal Order of Moose, Lodge #517. For
many years he was owner/operator of Better Builder, and was formerly employed
at CAF Rail Car Fabricating, in Elmira Heights, NY. Rob was an avid carpenter
who took great pride in his work and enjoyed building and remodeling for his
family and friends. Rob enjoyed the companionship of his Pugs and will be
fondly remembered for his great conversations. He is survived by his loving
wife, Tami, "son" Anthony Strait; recently reacquainted with
daughter, Lynn Porter; his four loving pugs, Miss Puggles, Ruby, Romeo, Brutus
"Gator Bait". Siblings: Oscar Tyler, Margaret "Peg" Rose,
Cindy Sue Pellett, Kimberly (Charles) Baker, Rick (Mary E.)Tyler, Kurina
(James) Mase, Mary (Doug) Tyler-Crout. Sisters/brothers-in-law; Jennifer Bunn,
Dennis (Joan) Brown, Debra Brown and Todd Brown, also, numerous nieces and
nephews, whom he loved very much. Rob was predeceased by his parents, William
E. and Florence G. (Lane) Tyler, his mother in-law and father in-law, Alice and
Howard Brown, also predeceased by his brother, William E. Tyler III, brother
in-law, Patrick Pellett, great niece, MacKenzie Maynard, and nephew, Frankie
Fudala III. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home,
Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Friday April 13, 2012 from
11:00AM to 1:00 PM. Funeral Service honoring his life will follow the
visitation at 1:00PM. Internment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery,
Elmira, NY at the conclusion of the Funeral Service. In Lieu of flowers, those
wishing to may make donations to the Wilmont Cancer Center in Rochester, NY or
the Faulk Cancer Center in Elmira, NY in Rob's memory. Rob wished to thank all
the doctors, nurses and staff that were involved in his care during his
courageous fight with head and neck cancer. Star Gazette – April 10, 2012
TYRRELL Robert Grattan Tyrrell, Jr.
69, of Orlando, FL, formerly of New York City, died on November 15, 2010. Born in Torrington, CT to Robert G. Tyrrell and H. Elizabeth Riggs Tyrrell, Bob grew up in Elmira, NY. In 1963, Bob received his B.A. from Brown University. In 1966, he received his Master of Divinity from General Theological Seminary in New York City. He was ordained Deacon in June and Priest in December of 1966. He was assistant at the Church of the Intercession in N.Y.C., Priest-in-Charge at Grace Church in Elmira, Chaplain of the British Mental Hospital, and curate of Holy Trinity Church in Manhattan. He also worked at a parish in Carshalton, England. He was the author of "History of the Episcopal Church in Chemung County, NY." (in Bicentennial History of Chemung County). Bob retired from the Diocese of New York in 2003. He also had a lengthy career in market research as a data processing professional at Roper Starch Worldwide, NOP world and GfK. Bob developed a large data processing department, which he led as vice-president, based in Harrison NY, until his retirement in 2007. Bob was highly respected by his peers as a problem solver and a great manager. He had a quick, inquisitive mind and a phenomenal memory. His generosity and his sense of humor made him a pleasure with whom to work. During his working career as well as his retirement years, Bob traveled all over the world and most recently visited Jordan and Israel. Bob is survived by three sisters, Linda Riblet of Skaneateles, NY, Kathleen (John) McGuire of Dundee, NY and Mary Ellen (James) Ennis of Fairport, NY; eight nieces and nephews, two aunts and many cousins. He was predeceased by his parents; his brother, Rip and his brother-in-law, Robert Riblet. A celebration of his life will take place on January 8, 2011 at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 199 Carroll Street Brooklyn, NY at 2:00 PM. At a later date, his ashes will be interred in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette - December 1, 2010