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)
UFFORD Elizabeth Dr.
Dr. Elizabeth Ufford, of Southbury, CT, died on May 13, 2009. Born in Elmira, New York on August 19, 1909, she graduated from Dana Hall in Wellesley, MA, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY and Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York. Dr. Ufford moved to Port Washington, NY in 1939 and opened a pediatric practice. Along with her private practice, she was the Manhasset and Port Washington school doctor for several years and worked for the Department of Health in Freeport, Long Island. She was also part of a research team at Columbia which followed the lives of 40,000 babies. In 1975, Dr. Ufford retired from pediatrics in Port Washington, moved to Southbury, CT and worked for several years as the Assistant Director of Health. She is survived by her son, Joe Carpenter of Port Washington, NY; daughter-in-law, Pat; granddaughter, Jacqueline Carpenter Ivory and her husband, Chris, of Miami, FL; two great-grandchildren, Cameron and Laurel. Graveside services will be held in Elmira, NY. Graveside services will be held Wednesday, June 17, at 11:00 a.m. at the Woodland Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made to Columbia University, Attn: Laura Tenenbaum, 630 West 168th St., Suite 2-430, New York, NY 10032. The Munson-Lovetere Funeral Home, 235 Main St. North, Southbury, CT, is in charge of arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2009 [We are not certain that this is her own surname or a married alias. If anyone can clear it up, please let us know.]
JAMES HENY UHL, infant son of Mr. and Mrs. John Uhl, 218 Kingsbury Avenue died Thursday, Apr. 16, 1936 age 14 weeks. The survivors are the parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Cleveland of Millerton, Pa. The funeral in the family home Saturday at 2 p.m. Rev. Henry White. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/17/1936
WILLIAM H. UHL age 78 of 1225 Penna. Ave., Pine City Tuesday Feb. 15, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Keister Funeral Home, Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal there Thursday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Robert A. Delorme. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mabel Shaw Uhl; daughter, Mrs. Johanna Weiskopf of Elmira; brother, George Uhl of Elmira; two grandchildren. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/15/1972
MISS FLORENCE E. ULRICH, 47 of 319 Baty St. died unexpectedly Sunday, Nov. 9, 1941 at 9 p.m. She leaves two sisters, Mrs. Bertha Endress and Miss Anna Ulrich, both of Elmira. The body is at the Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Paul P. Frohne officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/10/1941
UNDERWOOD Mary U. Krolak nee: Underwood
Age 88, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, September 6, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital following surgery. Born in Elmira to Harold Underwood and Lenore Sheeley Underwood on August 28, 1922. Happily married to Casimir J. Krolak for 61 years. In her earlier years, Mary was very active in Cub Scouts and Church activities at the North Presbyterian Church including their food bank. She worked for General Electric Foundry as a clerk, Little Joe's Variety Store and the Byrne Dairy on Walnut Street. Mary is survived by her husband and two of their three sons, James of Montour Falls, NY and David (Lynn) of Basking Ridge, NJ; grandchildren, Blair and Colby Krolak of NJ, Tony Krolak of Texas, Eric and Colton Krolak of Arizona; great-grandson, Anthony Krolak of Texas; sister, Dr. Nancy Underwood Lynch; sister-in-law, Sharon Underwood; brother-in-law, Leo Krolak (Harriet Mitchell); niece, Joanne Krolak; and nephew, William (Claire) Krolak; and many other nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by son, Richard in 2007; also by a brother, Richard; sister, Elinor; brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Lynch of Iowa; great-granddaughter, Kiana Krolak; and granddaughter, Michelle. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the North Presbyterian Church Food Pantry (envelopes available at the Funeral Home) or to a Charity of their choice. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home on Wednesday, September 8th, from 5 to 7 p.m. A Funeral Service there Thursday, September 9th, at 10 a.m., Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Burial to follow in WoodlawnCemetery.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 8, 2010
UNOLD, Charles A., age 67 of Thunderbird Terrace Apartments, Horseheads Friday Dec. 14, 1973. Friends are invited to call at Smith-Fudge Funeral Home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday 2 p.m. Rev. F.B. Tschudy. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make contributions to their favorite charity of the First United Church of Christ. Survived by sisters, Mrs. Basil (Ethel) MacIntosh of Montour Falls, Mrs. Edward (Bertha) Brann of West Hartford, Conn.; several nieces and nephews. He was a member of the Elmira Elks Lodge No. 62; Ivy Lodge No. 397 F.&A.M. and a member of the First United Church of Christ.
UPDEGRAFF Derck C.
Age 66, of Elmira, November 26, 2008 after a struggle of several years' duration with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy ("PSP"), a disease of hopeless prognosis that he addressed with courage and dignity. Survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Jan and Mimi Updegraff of Elmira; nieces, Karen (Vincent) Stalker of Corning and Jill (David) Balderson of Basking Ridge, NJ; great-nieces, Haley and Samantha Balderson; and great-nephew, Luke Balderson of Basking Ridge, NJ; and several close friends. He was the son of Alec P. Updegraff and Marguerite C. Updegraff, who predeceased him in 1968 and 1991, respectively. Graduating from Horseheads High School, Class of 1960, he attended Union College and joined the Elmira office of F. I. DuPont Company in 1962. He served the firm faithfully for 35 years through several corporate transitions resulting from mergers, retiring from the position of Operations Manager at the Elmira office of Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in 1997. Derck loved family, friends, history, tradition, fine dining and picking winning squares in sporting pools. His dry but gentle sense of humor will be remembered by all those who knew and loved him. His family is especially appreciative of the care and support he received from the staff of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center's skilled nursing facility and Southern Tier Hospice. It was Derck's request that there be no calling hours. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the charity of one's choice are appreciated. Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/29/2008
Arlene C. Age 78, of 753 Roe Ave. died Wednesday, December 19, 2001. Arlene was born April 4, 1923 in Elmira daughter of the late Lyman and Hazel (Wood) Updike. She was retired from the Chemung County Transit Authority where she worked as a bus driver. Arlene loved her family and being an AARP volunteer. Survivors include two nieces; Diane (Duane) Swarthout of Elmira, Robin (James) Harness of Guilford IN, a nephew; John (Janet) Stempfle of San Diego, CA, 4 great nieces and 6 great nephews several great-great nieces and nephews. Her sisters, Merna, Lucille and Muriel predeceased her. Family and friends are invited to call from 11 am to 1 PM Saturday, December 22 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 1 PM with Rev. Janice Fitzgerald officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Edward S. Sr. Age 83 or Elmira, NY, September 16, 2001 at the Skilled Nursing Unit of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He is predeceased by his wife Helen and his brothers, Louis, Robert and Richard Updike and his sister Marlea Metzke. Edward is survived by his daughter Beverly (Robert) Ermold of Elmira Heights, NY, his son, Edward Jr. (Karen) Updike of Florida. His brothers, Charles Updike of Las Vegas and Raymond Updike of Elmira and his sisters, Francis Dougherty of Florida and Betty Farley of Lowman; 6 grandchildren; 8 great grandchildren as well as several nieces and nephews. Edward was a decorated veteran of the US Army in World War II serving in the Quartermaster Corps in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre of operations. He was also a member of the Rochester Masons and the American Legion and VFW Edward was also a past president of ReAct Club Elmira Eagles and a past Shasam of the Redman's Club of Rochester. It was Edward's request that there be no calling hours. Military honors will be accorded at the graveside by the Chemung County Honor Squad at 10:00 AM Thursday, September 20th, 2001 in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund in Edward's name. Arrangements are by Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Avenue, Elmira Heights, NY 14903.
Dr. Elaine L. UPDYKE, a microbiologist who recently retired from the U.S. Public Health Service in Atlanta, Georgia died November 13 (1972) from the effects of lung cancer. She authored several of her research studies which have been published in books and medical journals. Memorial services were held in Atlanta with burial at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, N.Y. Dr. Updyke was a daughter of the late Austin H. Updyke and a niece of Dr. Fannie U. Angelicola, former residents of Jackson Summit, Pa. She is survived by a brother, Gerald A. Updyke of Upper Saddle River, N.J. and an aunt, Mrs Pearl U. Thomas of Wellsboro.
UPDIKE –LUCILLE G. (UPDIKE) WHITFORD, age 72, formerly of 1412 Davis St., Elmira, NY, Thursday, April 28, 1988 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Saturday 2 to 4 pm. Funeral and committal services will be held there Saturday at 4 pm with Rev. Scott miller of the North Presbyterian Church, Elmira officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family, Mrs. Whitford is survived by son, Robert Whitford, Jr. of Aspen, CO; sisters, Arlene Updike and Muriel Stempfle both of Elmira; grandchildren, Troy and Lisa Whitford; several nieces and nephews; grandnieces and nephews; great-grandnieces and nephews. She worked 16 years as a Tab Verifier for the Pan American Air Lines Co. at Patrick’s Air Force Base in Eau Gallie, Florida. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1988
UPDYKE Betty Jane Wood
Age 92, of Seneca View SNF, died Monday, October 3, 2011. Formerly of the Falls Home, for a short time she lived in apartments in Geneva, NY and then in Elmira, NY. Her home was at 5054 East Lake Rd., Romulus, NY on Seneca Lake. Born January 20, 1919 to the late Leona Moyer & Dorsey Updyke. Predeceased by her husbands, Edison E. Wood and, before that, Frank H. Frost. She grew up on a small farm on the East side of Corning with her three brothers Marshall, Charles & Robert (all deceased). Parents sold the farm and moved south to Elmira. She graduated from High School in 1937. For the war effort she worked as an anti-aircraft shell stamper for the Eclipse Mfg. Co., then worked for the Remington Rand as a machine operator, Kemper Insurance taking accident reports, Star Gazette in sales, a landlord and housewife, and as a volunteer receptionist at Geneva Hospital during retirement. Besides attending services at Seneca View SNF and the Falls Home, Montour Falls, NY, she attended Elmira Wesleyan Church, Grace Episcopal Willowdale Church, East Lake Rd., Romulus, NY, Emanuel Episcopal Church, Elmira, and St. Anthony's Catholic Church, Elmira. She is survived by son, Bruce R. Frost & grandson, Andrew F. Frost of Columbus, OH; sister-in-law, Eleanor Updyke of Elmira; and nephews, David, Brian, Robbie & Scottie Prentice, David M. Updyke of Rome NY and Jim Frost of Watkins Glen, NY; predeceased by a son, Frank C. Frost; pet dog, Zeck. She loved Seneca Lake! She was very giving to her family and always willing to do for others. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Kalec Funeral Home, Friday, October 7 from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. followed immediately by her Funeral Service at 1 p.m., Rev. Jane Winters officiating. Burial to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – October 5, 2011
UPDYKE. Phoebe (SRGP 20370) MRS. ABEL E.
Mrs. Phoebe Louisa Sisson died Tuesday at the home of her daughter, Mrs. J. H. Impson at Avoca, after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Abel E. Sisson of Daggett, Pa.; four daughters, Mrs. Homer Cuyle of Geneva, Mrs. John H. Impson of Avoca, Mrs. Guy Doolittle of Elmira, Mrs. Ray Parin of Pine City. The body is in the Wilson funeral home where the funeral will be held Saturday at 2 p.m. The Rev. George W. Burroughs of Pine City will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Feb. 6, 1934)
The funeral of William F. UPDYKE was held at the family home, 405 Tuttle avenue, this afternoon at 2 o’clock, Burial was in Woodlawn cemetery
URCHAK Josephine J. Schwab
Age 84 of Elmira Heights, NY. She was born October 19, 1927 in Elmira, daughter of the late Stephen and Lucille (Spotzik) Urchak and died Thursday, May 17, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Kenneth; several nieces and nephews including the following whom she and Ken helped raise; Terry and Donna Gooshaw of Millerton, PA with children Andrew and Jeremy; Rick and Julie Gooshaw of Elmira Heights, Heidi Gooshaw of Canisteo with children Shawn and Susan; Todd and Nicole Gooshaw of Weirsdale, FL with son Christopher; grandsons Branden and Brian Gooshaw of Elmira Heights; sister-in-law Judith Sabin of Weirsdale, FL. Josephine was a communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church and a member of their Altar and Rosary Society. She graduated from Edison High School; retired from the Elmira Heights School District and was a member of the American Legion Post 154 Auxiliary. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, May 21st from 4 to 6:30 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 6:30 pm. Rev. Scott Kubinski will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – May 19, 2012
URCHAK, Michael P., of 139 Horseheads Blvd. Elmira Heights Tuesday, Dec., 4, 1973. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Friday at 11 a.m. The Father Shomko of St. Nicholas Ukranian Church. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Donations may be made to the heart fund. Survived by brother, Stephen Urchak of Elmira Heights; sisters, Mrs. Michael Pausnack and Mrs. Grant Meeker, both of Elmira, Mrs. Philip Hourican of Bayonne, N.J.; several nieces and nephews. He was a retired employe of American Bridge Co.
UTTER - Dylan Jerome God's Newest Angel Was ushered to his home in heaven on Saturday, January 28, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Dylan is survived by his loving parents, Renee L. (Coolbaugh) and Tory L. Utter of Elmira, NY; maternal grandparents, Theodore and Carol Coolbaugh of Erin, NY; paternal grandparents, Tex and Kendra Utter of Ithaca, NY; aunts, Laurie Moore of Erin, NY, and her two children, Jordan and Desiree, and Terri Utter of Ithaca, NY; uncles, Tracy Utter and his children, Shelby and Chelesa, Todd (Holly) Utter and their children, Brittney, Courtney and Grace, and T. J. Utter, all of Ithaca, NY. There will be no prior calling hours. Private Graveside Services, celebrated by Deacon George Welch, will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family request that memorial donations in Dylan Jerome Utter's name be made to the Scholarship Fund of Jerome Mosher (for whom Dylan was named), c/o Dryden High School, 118 Freeville Road, Dryden, NY 13053. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY.
VALEGO Louis J.
Age 80, of Horseheads, NY, died
Sunday, January 31, 2010, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira, NY. Louis was born on July 19, 1929 in Elmira, son of the late Leon and Dora (Miller) Valego. Louis served our country in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from Thatcher Glass after many years as a machine operator. Louis was a longtime member of the American Legion Post# 154. He loved gardening and walking at the mall, but most of all he devoted his time to his family. He will be deeply missed by those that knew him. Survivors include his son, Russ (Brenda) Valego of Chesterfield, VA; sisters, Florence Hanley and Margaret (Cyril) Kochanevich, both of Horseheads, NY, and Frances Baker of Elmira; grandchildren, Raechel and Brady Valego of Chesterfield, VA; many nieces and nephews. Louis was predeceased by his loving wife, Thelma in 2007, sister, Catherine Folmar, brothers, Leo and John Valego. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, February 3, 2010, from 5 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there on Thursday, February 4, 2010, at 10 a.m., with Deacon William Dougherty officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with Full Military Honors.
VALOIS, Frank L. died yesterday morning at the home of his sister Mrs. F. M. Whitley on lower Maple Av. The decedent is survived by one brother August and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Lasner and Mrs. E. M. Whitley. The funeral will be held at the home of Mrs. Whitley Friday at 2 o'clock, the Rev. S. E. Eastman officiating. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Please omit flowers. Elmira Star Gazette Oct.`12, 1911. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
VanATTA - CLARK, Doris M.
Age 88, of Montour Falls, and formerly a longtime resident of 811 W. Gray St. in Elmira, died after a long illness on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2008, at the Seneca View Nursing Facility, where she had been residing. She was predeceased by her husband, the Rev. Robert J. Clark in 1983. Her surviving family includes her daughters and sons, Sandra (Donald) Shepard of Penn Yan, NY, Lorraine (Terence) Dockerty, also of Penn Yan, NY, Doug Clark of Burdett, NY, Greg (Jennifer) Clark of Elmira, NY, Wendy Clark of NYC, NY, and Bruce Clark also of NYC, NY; grandchildren, Karen (Bruce) Stickler, Jill (Chris) Lian, Valerie (Andrew) Trerise, Julie Powell, Teresa (Scott) Hatfield, Amy Dockerty, Jessica Sedlack, Cary Clark, Sarah Turck and Sean Clark; 10 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Doris was born in Elmira, NY, on Feb. 21, 1920, the daughter to the late Albert and Fannie (Clark) VanAtta. She was a longtime resident of Elmira and active member of the Westside United Methodist Church, where she loved helping out on everything from bazaar's to rummage sales. Doris was a longtime member of Cooperative Extension and both a Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was an expert seamstress, cook and homemaker. She upholstered furniture, made wedding gowns for her daughters, and sport jackets for her husband and sons. She made many wedding cakes for local residents. She provided a safe, comforting home environment that her children and their friends and neighbors all enjoyed. She loved those joyous summers at the family cottage on Far Rockaway Road. She loved hunting for night crawlers and fishing for that "big one" with her children. Their love of the outdoors and travel took family and friends on many camping trips locally and around North America. Doris loved animals and her home became home to stray dogs and cats that nobody else would take in. She would go shopping at the drop of a hat, but would enjoy just sitting in a mall, watching others enjoying their time together. She enjoyed her alone time reading, working on crossword puzzles, and sewing. Her greatest joy though, was her loving family, and her home, where she was born. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, Nov. 6, 2008, from 4-7:00 p.m. Her service will be celebrated at the funeral home on Fri., Nov. 7, 2008, at 10:00 a.m. with the Rev. Donald Guiles officiating. Graveside committal service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Special thanks to the many healthcare providers and friends of both the Falls Home and Schuyler Hospitals' Seneca View Nursing Facility for the care and concern of our mother, you always made her feel at home. Those wishing may remember Doris with memorials in her name to the Chemung CO. Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 State Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903; or the Arctic League, PO Box 113, 114 West 2nd St., Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette from 11/4/2008 - 11/5/2008
VANBUSKIRK –MRS. SALOMA RUTLEDGE, widow of Frank Rutledge died unexpectedly Friday morning (Sept. 25, 1925) at 6:20 o’clock at the family home, 905 East Market Street aged sixty-four years. Mrs. Rutledge was highly respected by many friends and in survived by a brother, Andrew VanBuskirk of Springfield, Pa.; a cousin, Mrs. R. B. Ford of Elmira; a niece, Mrs. J. Forbes of Albion; several nephews. The funeral will be held at the family home, Monday at 10 a.m. The Rev. H. C. Burr will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925
VANDEGRIFT - KOHENA, Dorothy "Jean"
Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 2, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on March, 31, 1925 in Elmira, NY to the late James and Pearl (Ladd) Vandegrift. Jean was predeceased by her husband, Jack Kohena in 1980. Survivors include her daughters, Sherri (Jeff Ryan) Adams of Elmira, Mary Beth (John Schill) Kohena of Elmira Heights, and Linda Jo Winslow of Elmira; stepson, Daniel (Marlene) Kohena of AZ; grandchildren, Robert Adams Jr. and Melissa Adams, both of Elmira; son-in-law, Bert (Darla) Adams of Big Flats; special nieces, Barbara Hrasdzira, Terri Marshall and Caroline Vandegrift; special nephew, David Vandegrift; along with several other nieces and nephews and special neighbors, Shirley White, Theresa Goodwin and Harriett and John Roby. Family and friends are invited to call on Saturday, June 7th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow there at 8 p.m. with Pastor William Vallet officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in Jean's name can be made to the Penn. Ave. United Methodist Church, 1238 Penna. Ave., Pine City, NY 14871. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/4/2008.
VANDERLIP Alice V. - Mrs. Alice V. Murphey of 1215 W. 1st St. died Friday, Sept. 4, 1936 after an extended illness. She is survived by her husband, Harold M. Murphey, the parents, Mr. and Mrs. Willis C. VanDerlip Sr., a brother Willis VanDerlip Jr.; all of Elmira. Mrs. Murphey was a former librarian in the Steele Memorial Library several years and was highly respected. Funeral service in the family home Monday at 2 p. m. The Rev. Henry E. Hubbard will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Unnamed Elmira Newspaper. Prob. Sept. 1936. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi.
VANDERMARK Frances C.
Formerly of Beecher Street
Was born February 15, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late George R. and Christina (Plank) Vandermark, died peacefully on Monday, December 31, 2007, at the Elcor Health Services at the age of 89. Her sister, Ruth E. Vandermark predeceased her December 20, 2004. She is survived by her brother, Arthur C. (Peg) Vandermark of Horseheads, NY; nephews, Donald (Carolyn) Vandermark of Macedon, NY, Arthur Vandermark Jr.; niece, Peggy Sue; cousin, Weltha Sullivan of Elmira, NY; along with several great-nieces and great-nephews. Frances retired from Newberry's as a clerk after 50+ years of dedicated service. She has been a faithful member of the Southside Baptist Church since her childhood. She always enjoyed knitting and crocheting for the sake of bringing joy to others. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 at 1:00 p.m. Friday, January 4, 2008, to celebrate Frances's life. The Reverend David Daniels will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association Syracuse Office, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206 or to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/3/2008.
VANDERPOOL Wesley J.
Age 76 of Elmira, NY. He was born November 16, 1936 in Elmira, son of the late Andrew and Helen (Parks) Vanderpool and died Saturday, November 17, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his sister Ann and brothers Robert and Richard. Wes is survived by his children Contrena (Clarence III) Lawrence, Alice Taft and Wesley (Kelly Boston) Schuyler; longtime companion Juanita Schuyler; stepchildren Jesse and Adam Schuyler all of Elmira; grandchildren Merissa Russell, Christopher Russell, Jr., Austin Schuyler, Jordan Taft, Hailey Schuyler, Asia Schuyler, Clarence Lawrence IV, Clarissa Lawrence, Kurra, Kyra, Adam, Jr., Eli, Raylynn and Amina Schuyler; brother Gene (Sandy); sisters Amy and Pearl. Wes owned Wes Vanderpool & Son Sheetrock and Painting; was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving during Korea; a member of the American Legion Post 443, VFW Post 901 and the Moose Club all in Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 21st from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors, will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – November 18, 2012
Age 73 of Elmira, died Fri. Aug. 24, 2012 at Corning Hospital following an illness. Born on May 30, 1939 in Ontario, NY; Richard was the son of the late, Raymond & Winifred Field VanDeusen. Formerly enlisted in the US Air Force, Richard was a self-employed Truck Driver for most of his life having traveled countless miles. He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church where he and his wife, Carol Dolan VanDeusen were married on Sept. 1, 1962. Also surviving is their daughter, Traci VanDeusen; grandchildren, Riley and Katie VanDeusen, Erin (Joseph) Drake; honorary grandchildren, Connor and Sean Davis; great grandchildren, Emma and Joey Drake; sister, Frances Brusso, Rochester; brother, Robert (Myrtie) VanDeusen, Elmira; former daughter-in-law, Vickie Davis; several nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Richard was predeceased by his son, Richard Todd VanDeusen in 1992; sister, Betty Baldwin; brothers, Frank, Raymond and George VanDeusen. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Wed. August 29, 2012 from 11 a.m. - 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow the visitation at (12 noon) with graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Trinity Episcopal Church or the charity of one's choice in Richard's memory. Special thanks to the Staff of Corning Hospital I.C.U. First Floor the care and comfort you provided our family. Star Gazette – August 26, 2012
VanDUSEN Marietta V.
Marietta V. Record - Age 95, died peacefully on Monday, September 20, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, NY. She was born July 24, 1915 in Elkland, PA, the daughter of the late Harold and Carrie (Gleason) VanDusen. Marietta is survived by her loving daughters, Judith Record Stiles of Elmira, NY and Jensen Beach, FL, Jill Record and Brian C. Flynn, formerly of Hammondsport, NY and presently of Naples, FL; granddaughters, Holly R. (James C.) Henderson, Alice M. (with whom she shared the same birthday) (Wayne N.) Rickman; and grandson, Thomas R. Stiles; great-grandchildren, Tyler J. Henderson, Eric N. Rickman and Heather J. Rickman; and her half-sister, Delores Vassallo. She was predeceased by her beloved husband of 65 years, Richard B. Record on March 18, 2003; her youngest daughter, Joylinn R. Show on June 17, 2009; and her half brother, Eugene Royer. She was also predeceased by her three sisters-in-law together with their husbands. She is survived by her sisters-in-law, Betty Jane Stayments of Avon Park, FL and Nancy (Charles) Bryan of Poquoson, VA; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews. She is also survived by her last lifelong friend, Doris Johnson Paul of Montoursville, PA. Marietta became a resident of Woodbrook, 1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY in 2002 and made her home there until her death. Marietta's family would like to sincerely thank Laurie Sweeney and her devoted staff for all of the care and tenderness shown to our mother over these many years. All of your efforts big and small honored our mother and humbled her family. Marietta was a devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She loved her home, family, gardening, golf, music, playing the piano and all the card games, but most of all she enjoyed hearing and the telling of a good joke. She was a lifetime member of the First Baptist Church in Elmira, NY. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service for family and friends will be held at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Friday, October 1, 2010, at 1:00 p.m. At the conclusion of the memorial service, interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers. The family respectfully requests that memorial donations be directed to the Woodbrook Foundation Tree of Life in her memory at 1250 Maple Avenue, Elmira, NY 14904. - Elmira Star Gazette, September 28, 2010
ROBERT E. VAN DUSEN, age 93 of Elmira, NY and Winter Haven, Florida passed away on Sunday February 1, 2015. Robert was born November 22, 1921 in Horseheads, NY the son of the late George L. and Minnie Mae Chase Van Dusen. He married his wife, Evelyn Margaret "Peggy" Knowlton Van Dusen on April 3, 1945. Bob was a Veteran of World War II serving his country with The U.S. Navy. He was a retired Corrections Officer with The NYS Department of Corrections at Elmira, NY. He was the owner and operator of a plumbing and heating business. Bob was a member of Old Oak Masonic Lodge #364 F.&A.M. of Horseheads, NY and a member of Airstream Club and traveled throughout the US and the Square Dancer's Club. Bob enjoyed golfing, ocean cruising, playing bridge and Euchre. Mr. Van Dusen was pre-deceased by his wife Peggy on May 23, 1989, his brother Donal A. Van Dusen on January 29, 1928, his father George L. Van Dusen Sr. on May 27, 1966, his brother George L. Van Dusen Jr. on July 1, 1978, his mother Minnie Mae Chase Van Dusen on September 27, 1995, and by his brother William H. Van Dusen on November 10, 2009. Bob married his second wife Margaret Allmendinger Van Dusen on July 29, 1990 and she pre-deceased him on December 28, 2014. Mr. Van Dusen loved his family and friends and treasured the time he spent with them as well as playing Euchre. Bob is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law: James & Gail Van Dusen of Fayetteville, NY and Jeffrey & Suzy Van Dusen of Chandler, AZ; grandchildren: Carl James Van Dusen, Beth (Scott) Yost, and Jenny Van Dusen; great grandchildren: Zachary Van Dusen and Lily Yost; sisters: Anna (Mrs. Jesse) Swackhamer of Horseheads, NY, Joyce ( Mrs. Bert) Wilcox of Burdett, NY, and Barbara & Jake Trimmer of Elmira Heights, NY; brother; Edwin Van Dusen of Oxford, NY; Marge's family James (Karen) Allmendinger, Joyce (Richard) Joy, and William Allmendinger (Deceased) and his wife Susie Allmendinger; several step-grandchildren, step great- grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home, 318 W. Broad St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday March 26, 2015 from 11 AM to 12 Noon. Mr. Van Dusen's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours. Bob will be laid to rest with his wife Peggy in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Van Dusen. Flowers are acceptable or those wishing may remember Mr. Van Dusen through memorials to a charity of one's choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/2/2015
DOUGLAS VANDUSER, 3 day old son of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald VanDuser of 1261 Maple Ave., Tuesday, Nov. 30, 1954. Survived by parents; brother, Guy and sister, Claudia VanDuser, both at home; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Walter Shipton of Rochester; paternal grandparents, Mrs. And Mrs. Ralph VanDuser of Horseheads; great-grandparents, Mrs. Mary E. VanDuser of Horseheads and Mr. and Mrs. Roy Cone of Elmira. Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral home, Horseheads. Burial in Babyland, Woodlawn Cemetery at convenience of family, the Rev. Barnett S. Eby. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/1954
Van GORDEN Rachel Newman - Mrs. Rachael (Van
Gorden?/ Van Gorder?) Newman
Mrs. Rachael Newman died Sunday night at the residence of her daughter, Mrs. Charles Lawrence, 311 West Hudson street, ages sixty-fice years. Mrs. Newman is survived by four daughters, Miss Rae Newman, Miss Elizabeth Bennett, Mrs. John Trayer and Mrs. Charles Lawrence. of this city; one son, Albert Newman, of Philadelphia; one brother, Warren Van Gorden, of this city; three sisters, Mrs. Maggie Truesdale, Mrs. Julia Barnes, both of this city, and Mrs. Susie Dibble, of New York city. The funeral was held at the home of her daughter, No. 311 West Hudson street, Wednesday afternoon. The Rev. H.E. Hubbard officiated. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY August 4, 1918
HARRY E. VanHORN age 52, of the City Rescue Mission, Elmira, N.Y., Wednesday, August 25, 1971. Friends may call at the Page Jamieson Funeral Home, Wellsburg, N.Y. Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Friday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Gunderson of the City Rescue Mission officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by mother. Mrs. Lena VanHorn of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/26/1971
VanHORN - CRATER Joan
Age 73, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday May 7, 2010 at Robert Packer Hospital. She is survived by her loving husband of 56 years, Franklin H. Crater, Sr.; children, Frank (Diane) Crater, Chuck (Mary Anne Giuliano) VanHorn, Mike VanHorn, Richard VanHorn, Joan D. (Ahmad J. Wallace) Crater, James D. Crater, Shawn R. A. (Machelle) Crater, and Chris E. (Holly A.) Crater; Several grandchildren and great grandchildren; brother, Carl VanHorn; sister in-law, Helen VanHorn; also several nieces and nephews. Joan was a former employee of the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She loved spending time with her family, traveling, camping, her animals and her church, Central Assemble of God in Horseheads, NY. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport on Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with Funeral Service there Wednesday at 11:00 AM followed by graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to the St. Jude' Children's Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105. – Elmira Star Gazette, May 9, 2010
VanHOUTEN Harry R.
A lifelong resident of Elmira, died Fri. Dec. 2, 2011 at Elcor Health Services following declining health at the age of 64. Born on Sept. 23, 1947, Harry was the son of the late, Willis & Florence Paulman VanHouten. He was employed by Chemung ARC for many years. He accomplished life's daily challenges with determination and a warm smile. Harry touched many lives with his sense of humor and his kind and caring spirit. He enjoyed attending the Elmira Christian Center. Harry was active in recreation, bowling and going to Pathways. Surviving are his siblings, Lorraine (James D.) VanHorn, James (Bonnie) VanHouten, George (Karen) VanHouten, and Wayne (Robin) VanHouten; several nieces, nephews and friends he made while residing at the Wellsburg and Pine City Group Homes. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by a brother, Richard D. VanHouten. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Monday evening, Dec. 5, 2011 between the hours of 5-7 pm. Funeral services will follow at 7:15 pm with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience. Memorials may be directed to Chemung County ARC, 711 Sullivan St., Elmira, NY 14901 in Harry's memory. Thank you to Chemung ARC and Elcor Health Services along with the many individuals, through the years who have made Harry's life so happy and enjoyable. May God Bless Each of You. Star Gazette – December 4, 2011
VanKEUREN - DURYEA, Georgette L. "Aunt
Age 83, of Genoa, NY, formerly of Elmira, died Friday, October 10, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Georgette was a daughter of the late Theodore and Ethel Bernhardt VanKeuren. She was predeceased by her son Wayne E. Duryea on September 27, 2002. Georgette is survived by her daughter Linda J. Reeves of Genoa NY with her husband Gregory and her children, Michael, Shawn, Daniel and Heather; son Robert F. Duryea of Patchogue LI; daughter Cindy E. Hoose of Elmira with her husband Scott and her children, Jason, Jennifer, Lorie, Steven and Michael; daughter-in-law Barbara J. Duryea of Elmira with her children, Kevin, Karen and Kurtis; sisters, Doris Rignola of Florida, Barbara (Dick) Purcell of Nevada, and Catherine (Ernie) Sprague of upstate New York; also surviving are several great grandchildren, nieces, and nephews. Georgette cherished her family, and her greatest joy was the time she spent with her children and grandchildren. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, October 13, 2008 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will be held there on Tuesday, October 14, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/12/2008
Van KURIN Dorothy Van Kurin Thornton
Age 87 of Horseheads, NY died on Monday August 29, 2011 at The Chemung County Nursing Facility. Dorothy was born August 12, 1924 in Dushore, PA the daughter of the late Douglas and Veronica Baran Cook. She was a retired supervisor at Hardinge Brothers, Inc. in Elmira, NY with over 40 years of service. Dorothy was a devout member of Our Saviour's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Horseheads, NY. Dorothy was pre-deceased by her first husband Frank Van Kurin on August 2, 1967 and also by her second husband Claude Thornton on November 21, 1998. Dorothy is survived by several cousins including her cousin Janet & Paul "Joe" Bird of Jonestown, PA and their family; long-time friends David & Lillian Loomis of Elmira Heights, NY and good friend Carmen Fedock of Van Etten, NY. A special thank you to The Third Floor Nurses and Staff of The Chemung County Nursing Facility for the excellent and compassionate care given to Dorothy during her stay. It was Mrs. Thornton's wish that there be no prior calling hours. Relatives and friends are invited to attend Dorothy's Funeral Services on Friday September 2, 2011 at 12 Noon at the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY. Dorothy will be laid to rest next to her first husband Frank Van Kurin in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Star Gazette – August 31, 2011
VAN NESS Sean L.
Age 12 of Erin, NY, died on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at Golisano Children's Hospital at Strong, Rochester, NY. Surviving Sean are his parents, Charlie and Sue Van Ness; sisters, Amy, Mallory and Libby; grandparents, Harrison and Cindy Libby, June Van Ness; great-grandma, "Mama" Jessie Smith Libby; aunts and uncles, Wayne (Wendy) Van Ness, Dennis Van Ness, Linda Farrell, David (Michelle) Van Ness, Sue (Bob) Ring, and Joni (Dan) Sweeney; cousins, Steve (Tanya) Van Ness, Jon (Amy) Van Ness, Rick and Bryan Van Ness, Joshua Farrell, Jeremy Van Ness, Jennette Van Ness, Zackary, Jeffrey and Taylor Van Ness, Jont, Ellen, Sydney, Andrew and Avery Kingsepp, Mike, Molly, Kate, Christopher and Emma Pattison; Godparents, Cindy and Brian Moucha; also many close friends and family members. Predeceased by grandfather, Ronald Van Ness; and uncle, Thomas Libby. Sean was a 6th grader at Spencer-Van Etten School District. He was an avid Soccer player and also played basketball. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday, April 20, 2008, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service on Monday morning at 11:00 a.m. in Glad Tidings Christian Life Church, 116 Breesport Road, Horseheads, NY, followed by graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to to Golisano Children's Hospital, Rochester, NY or Ronald McDonald House. Jeffrey Modell Foundation. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/19/2008.
VanORDER Mollyann V. GRANGER
Elmira, NY: Was born April 25, 1937 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Robert N. and Florence L. (Stage) VanOrder was ushered home to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 76. She is survived by her cousins, Sandra Grove of Pennsylvania, Verna Garrett of Florida, Pete Northrup also of Florida and Robert Stage of New York; caregivers who loved and cared for her greatly, Reverend Jack R. and Teresa Myers Jr. and Debbie Liquiri; lifelong friends, Carol and Keith Jones of Romulus, NY, Judy and Wells Stanzack of Florida, and Willadine and Robert Cowger of Horseheads, NY; "adopted mother", Myrle Knapp of Elmira, NY; feline companion, "Precious". Family and friends are invited to gather at the Elmira Christian Center 235 East Miller Street Elmira, NY on Thursday, July 25, 2013 from 2:00 to 4:00 PM. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4 PM. The Reverend David Cook will celebrate Molly's service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY 14904 to help defray funeral expenses. Star Gazette – July 24, 2013
SHERRILL LUCY VANRIPER age 68 of Elmira, NY. Went to be with the Lord on Saturday, April 25, 2015 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was born on January 17, 1947, the daughter of the late Maurice and Frances Grace VanRiper. She is survived by, brother, Rollin E. (Donna) VanRiper; sisters, Linda R. VanRiper; Karen G. (John "Jay") Kozinsky; nieces and nephews, Kristina (Robert) VanRiper-White, Andrea VanRiper, Steven Kozinsky, and Timothy (Lindsay) Kozinsky; great nieces and nephews, John Austin III, Erica Austin, Allison Kozinsky, and Kimberly Kozinsky, and best friend, Kathy Aldrich. Sherrill was a member and treasurer of New Beginnings United Methodist Church. She enjoyed knitting, crocheting, NASCAR, Drag Racing, and family Retired after 38 years of service from VESID with New York State. Family and friends are invited to call at New Beginnings United Methodist Church, Miller St. Elmira, NY on Thursday April 30, 2015 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 3:00 PM, Pastor Leanne Zeck. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/28/2015
VanSICKLE William J.
Age 77, of Elmira, died Wednesday, January 14, 2009 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center - 4D. Bill was born May 15, 1931, in Portville, NY, the son of the late Jesse and Blanche Ingram VanSickle. He is also predeceased by his sister, Mary Rachel. Bill is survived by his beloved family: Susan Valuch VanSickle, wife of 37 years; daughter, Amy M. VanSickle; daughter and son-in-law Karen E. & Lee P. Kraszewski and grandchildren, Jessica, Andrew, & Stephen; sister-in-law & brother-in-law, Pauline & Gary Granger; nieces, Paula Miller & Vicki Rachel; several cousins and nephews; and his loving Weimaraner, Cole. Bill served in the Korean War with the U.S. Marine Corps and then worked as an auto mechanic for 35 years. Bill's greatest love was the time spent with his family, who will cherish the memory of his extraordinary sense of humor. He also loved to cook, read, and watch classic movies. Bill had an avid interest in classic cars and vintage airplanes. He loved Formula One racing and volunteered for 20 years on the track crew at Watkins Glen. His family extends their most sincere appreciation to the staff of 4D for their compassionate care. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water & Walnut Sts., on Sunday, January 18, 2009 from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.; funeral service at 4:15 p.m. with full military honors. Private interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Bill's memory may be directed to either AOMC Foundation, 600 Roe Avenue, Elmira, NY 14905, or Alzheimer's Association, 435 E. Henrietta Road, Rochester, NY 14620.
VanSILE Edna Mae Yorke
Left this world to be with those she missed; on Thursday, June 21, 2001 at St. Joseph's Hospital following an illness at the age of 80. Edna was born on September 5, 1920 in Rathbun, NY daughter to Benjamin H. and Cora Mae Hanshaw VanSile. She married Howard Yorke on November 21, 1941; together they raised a loving close family and made the Southside of Elmira home for many years. Edna loved being a homemaker and was known for her many collectibles. She enjoyed gardening, sewing, baking, and caring for her family. A visit to her home would bring a soft word and warm smile. Surviving is her husband and friend of 60 years, Howard Yorke; her children, Corlene (Ralph) Edwards of Conroe, TX; Sharon (Robert) Hornbeck of Wellsburg, NY; Clair (Joyce) York of Lindley, NY; Zelda (Ernie) Ducharme of Slatersville, RI; Yvonne (Joseph) Schipani of Landstuhl, Germany; Joyce Dianna Gordon of Heidelberg, Germany; nine grandchildren, Nina, Matthew, Vanessa, Julie, Kristine, Joel, Amileigh, Melissa, and Jennifer, eight great grandchildren, Hannah, Hailey, Jacob, Devon, Jacole', Kaela, Parker, and Rachel; a sister, Effie DeKay of Cameron, NY; nieces, nephews, many cherished friends; including, Hollis and Jeffery Donnor & family, John and Diane Russell & family, Dan and Michelle Ferraro & family. Edna was predeceased by her beloved sons, Jay Arthur York in 1974; David Reginald York in 1983; and her precious granddaughter, Camielle Hornbeck Morrison in 1994. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport, NY on Monday June 25, 2001 from 2-4 and 7-9PM. Funeral services will take place on Tuesday (10 AM) at the First Church of Nazarene, 1136 Broadway, Southport with the Reverend Larry Lain and the Reverend Christine Eastwood officiating. Committal services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY where she will be buried near her two sons, Jay and David. Edna loved flowers or you may direct memorials to the St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, for use in the Comfort Care Suites, 571 E. Market St. Elmira, NY 14901 in her memory. Chemung County - Miscellaneous Obituaries from Caywood's Funeral Home, Elmira
VAN TUYL –MRS. HARRIET L. (PEG) RAUB age 67 of 269 W. Chemung Pl. died Friday, may 13, 1988 at Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Monday 2 to4 and 7 to 8:30 p.m. with funeral and committal services at conclusion of calling hours, the Rev. Keith Kissell officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would appreciate memorials to a charity of one’s choice. –Elmira Star-Gazette
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Elmer VanValkner died at his home near Elmira on Monday, August 20, 1923, of cancer. About five years ago he purchased and moved onto a farm near Elmira; until that time he had spent practically all his life in Tioga county, Pa. He was born in Sullivan, July 30, 1861. February 12, 1889, he was married to Miss Grace Smith, who has been a true and faithful wife and loving companion all these years. He was a man of quiet nature and devoted to his family. He was a kind and thoughtful neighbor, a loving husband and father, and will be greatly missed, not only in his home, where friends were dearest, but by the entire community. He had been a sufferer for the past year; and all that loving hands could do was done by his family to make his last days comfortable. He leaves besides his widow, one son, Winfield Van Valkner, of Elmira, and one daughter, Mrs. Ray Rineboldt, at home; also one sister, Mrs. John Marvin, and two brothers, Herbert and Burt Van Valkner, all of Wellsboro. The funeral services were held at the home on Wednesday, the Rev. Carl McConnell officiating burial in the family plot at Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira.
Van VAULKNER - Mrs. Muriel L. Rinebold, age 77 of Elmira Rd 1, Sunday February 20, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof funeral Home Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services there Wednesday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Robert Delorme of the Oakwood United Methodist Church officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by two sons, Earl Rinebold of Elmira RD 1 and L. Allen Rinebold of Cameron Mills, N.Y.; six grandchildren; five great-grandchildren. She was a former member of the Chemung Valley Grange, widow of the late Raymond Rinebold.
VAN WHY –MRS. LULU VAN WHY BEACH of Montclair, N.J., formerly of Elmira, Friday, Nov. 14, 1947. Widow of Jay D. Beach. Survived by son, Earl of Montclair; one grandson. Services Monday 3 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Wilbur Clark. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/15/1947
VAUGHAN Howard H., Sr. "Uncle Baldy"
Age 55 of Elmira, NY. He was born September 9, 1956 in Hornell, NY, son of the late Dale Vaughan and Wanda (Bates) Skinkle and died Monday, February 13, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital after a long battle with lung disease and cancer. He is survived by his wife Nancy Schneider; twin children Howard (Jamey) Vaughan, Jr. of Watertown, NY and Nicole Vaughan of Elmira; granddaughter Laurali Vaughan of Watertown, NY; sisters Cindy Burley, Dale Vaughan and Millie Skinkle all of Elmira; brothers Arthur Skinkle of Athens, PA, Mike and Chris Vaughan both of Bath, NY; several nieces and nephews; several aunts and uncles including Louise (Marty) Reese and Pat Vaughan both of Elmira; cousin Mary Anne Lester of Elmira. Howard was a former employee of Thatcher Glass and Trayer Products. He was an avid bowler, poker player, Yankees and Bills fan. He was a wonderful and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Saturday, February 18th from 2 to 5 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 5 pm. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – February 16, 2012
FUNERAL NOTICE: CARL E. VARGESON
SOURCE: Elmira Star Gazette, Mon 28 March 1921
DEATH DATE: unknown
BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira
Transcriber: Anne Ross
CARL E. VARGESON.
"The funeral of Carl E. Vargeson, late of 155 Sullivan street, was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Davis undertaking rooms. The Rev. R. Lew Williams officiated and burial was in Woodlawn cemetery."
VER NOOY –NETTIE VER NOOY SWEET formerly of 118 E. Chemung Pl., Monday, April 11, 1977 at the Riverview Manor Nursing Home Owego, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the MacPherson Funeral Home, Wednesday, 2 to 4 and 7 to 9. Funeral services Thursday at 2 p.m. Rev. Edward J. Sale officiating. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survive by son, Mr. Norman E. Sweet of Elmira, Lt. Col. Floyd J. Sweet U.S.A.F. (RET), McLean, Va.; daughter, Mrs. Whitney R. (Evelyn) Allen of Treasure Island, Fla.; eight grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. She was the widow of the late Elmira Mayor, W. Glenn Sweet who died in 1944. She was a lifelong member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church, past president and honorary member of the Rotary Ann’s, Loyal Chapter of Eastern Star 265, member of the Chemung County Historical Society and a lifelong resident of Elmira. Contributions may be made to a memorial fund at the Lake St. Presbyterian Church or the Chemung County Historical Society. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/12/1977
Age 30 of Elmira, died as the result of a motorcycle accident on Sun. July 22, 2012. Born on July 7, 1982 in Elmira, Andy was the son of Leland Jr. & Dianna Morgan Vert, Pine City. Andy was married on June 30, 2012 to his cherished bride, Tiffany Crawford, Elmira. In addition to his wife and parents he is survived by his children, Andrew Lee Vert II, Harmony Marie Rose Vert, and stepson, Dakota John Philbee; siblings, Linda (Kevin) Calcote, Coppers Plains; Robert Vert, Pine City; Leslie III (BeckyJo) Buchholz, OH; Arloine (Timothy) Baker, Elmira; Colleen Ward, Waverly; in-laws, grandmother, "Chick" Kintter, parents, Judy Crawford & Scott Dorfner; brothers, Terrel Crawford and Torrey (Betty) Crawford; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. He attended Southside High School and was studying at C.C.C. for Machine Tool and Die. Andy was employed by Service Tool Machine. He enjoyed the thrill of life and cherished his family. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Thur. July 26, 2012 between the hours of 2-4 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 4:15 p.m. with family friend, Pastor Chester Williams officiating with interment at the family's convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – July 23, 2012
VIEWEG Eleanor Vieweg
Sodus: Miss Eleanor Vieweg died on January 24, 2012. She was born October 10, 1926 at Arnot-Ogden Hospital in Elmira, NY. Eleanor was predeceased by her grandparents; Rev. Rudolf and Emma Vieweg of Elmira and John and Mary Elizabeth Decker of Elmira; her parents Otto and Florence Vieweg of Binghamton; siblings Jean Youmans of Binghamton and Howard Vieweg Sr, of California. She is survived by her sister Donna Meneely of Sodus, NY; nieces Dr. Cheryl (Jason) Blonstein of Brooklyn, and Katherine (John) Graf of Chester, NY; nephews Stuart Youmans Jr. of Binghamton, Gary (Nancy) Youmans of Apalachin, NY, Charles (Martha) Vieweg of California, Howard (Dana) Vieweg Jr. of California, David (Karen) Meneely of Sodus, NY as well as several great nieces and great nephews and cousins. A graduate from Cornell University's Home Economics Department in 1948, Eleanor had worked for NYSEG in Binghamton, GE in Corning and Connecticut, and spent over 40 years at Jersey Central Power and Light Company in Asbury Park, NJ. She enjoyed cooking, sewing, knitting, reading (especially mystery and detective books) working on jig-saw and crossword puzzles and word games. She loved her family and her pets. Funeral services for Eleanor will be held Saturday, February 11, 2012 at 12:30 p.m. at the United Third Methodist Church of Sodus. A reception at the church will follow. Interment at the convenience of her family will be at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to the Humane Society of Wayne County, Lyons, NY 14489, a humane society of your choosing, or to the Organ Fund at the United Third Methodist Church of Sodus. Arrangements: Norton Funeral Home of Sodus. Star Gazette – February 5, 2012
VINES Jean E
Painted Post, N.Y. — Jean E. Nichols, age 88, of Painted Post died on Wednesday, August 11, 2010 at Absolut Care At Three Rivers. Mrs. Nichols was born on September 12, 1921 in Cleveland, Ohio, the daughter of Virgil A. and Marion F. (Nunes) Vines. She married Leland H. Nichols on January 18, 1943 in New York City. Jean was artistic, and a talented freelance writer who had some of her works published in magazines and newspapers. Whenever Jean left her house, she always strived to look her best. She loved to spend her time shopping, and could be considered a fixture on Market Street. In her earlier years, she loved to dance. Always an animal lover, she enjoyed the companionship of her cats. Jean is survived by one daughter, Jean Amadeo of Cold Spring Harbor, NY; and four sons, Thomas J. Nichols of Corning, Edward (Kathy) Nichols of Marietta, GA, James (Kim) Nichols of Ocoee, FL, and Chris Nichols of Hunter’s Run, GA; eight grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to a funeral service celebrating Jean’s life at Carpenter's Funeral Home, LLC, 14 East Pulteney Street in Corning, on Saturday August 14, 2010 at 2:00PM with Rev. Kisner officiating. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. - Corning Leader, August 14, 2010
VIVIAN - DEMURE
Jeanette Age 93, of Horseheads and formerly a longtime resident of Robinson St. in Elmira, died after a lengthy and courageous battle with Alzheimer's Disease on Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2005. She was born July 5, 1912 in Wilkes-Barre, PA, the daughter of James and Jeanette (Wilson) Vivian. Her surviving family includes her nieces and nephews, Doris (Frank) Bystrom of Miami, FL, Mary Helen (John) Hewitt of Abilene, TX, Robert Vivian of Chico, CA; along with a cousin, Agnes Bardole of Williamsport, PA; and several grandnieces and grandnephews. Jeanette, along with her husband, Rene' Demure who predeceased her in 1959, had been residents of Elmira since 1954. She was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church in Elmira and a devoted homemaker. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, NY on Thursday, Nov. 17, 2005, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. where her service will follow there at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
VOGEL Marie M. (Vogel) Prapestis
Beaver Dams: Age 91, formerly of Elmira, died on Friday, April 1, 2011, with her children by her side. Marie was born April 8, 1919, in Elmira, a daughter of Herman and Marie (Rumpmeyer) Vogel. She is predeceased by her husband, John J. "Pepper" Prapestis; brothers, Herman, William, Frank, Ludwig, and Emil Vogel; and good friend Elise Calhoun. Marie is survived by daughters and son-in-law, Christine M. and Timothy Putman of Beaver Dams, and Patricia A. Prapestis of Buffalo; son and daughter-in-law, William P. and Maureen Prapestis of Elmira; sister, Louise Shoemaker of Murphy, NC; grandchildren, Laurie Tietje, Erica (Paul) Kinney, and William Prapestis; great grandchildren, Aaron Lee and Brook Marie Tietje; step granddaughter, and special caregiver, Stacy Putman; along with several nieces and nephews. Marie was a longtime volunteer with the Clemens Center where she was the coat check person. She was also a life time member of the American Legion Clarence Oliver Post #154 Auxiliary. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Wednesday, April 6, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow with Reverend Richard Hubbard officiating. Interment will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery on Thursday, April 7, 2011. Those wishing may remember Marie with a donation to either, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830 or Schuyler County Meals On Wheels, 323 Owego Street, Unit 7, Suite 165, Montour Falls NY 14865. Star Gazette – April 3, 2011
VOIGHT –(MINNIE VOIGTH) MRS. CLARENCE J. EDDY age 90, of 957 Lincoln St., Wednesday, Oct 6, 1971 in Port Chester, N.Y. Friends are invited to call at the MacPherson Funeral Home Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 10 a.m., Rev. James Collea. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/9/1971
VOORHEES James H. Jr.
Age 70, of Maple Ave., Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, August 27, 2008, at the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, OH. James was born on October 22, 1937 in Elmira, son of the late James Sr. and Ellen (Hanrahan) Voorhees. Survivors include his sons, James (Sandra) Voorhees III and Ernest "Matt" (Tracy) Voorhees, both of Elmira; grandchildren, Nicole, Alan "AJ", Jacob and Matthew Voorhees; brother-in-law, Gerald Butts; niece, Sherrie Butts; nephew, Jamie Butts. James was predeceased by his sister, Jeanne Ann Butts. James retired from Grand Union in Vestal, NY as a butcher after many years of service, and was a recent employee of the State of New York with the Soaring Eagles Golf Course. He was the past Exalted Ruler of Elmira Lodge #62, Elks State Vice President, Past District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler and Southern Tier District Vice President. James was also a board member of the State Veterans Administration and for many years he was Lodge Hoop Shoot Chairman and was District and Lodge Major Projects Chairman. He was also Youth Chairman for the Southern Tier District and other various Youth Committees too numerous to mention, and attended many Elks State and National Conventions. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/29/2008 - 8/31/2008
VOSBURGH - MESSING, Virginia M. nee Vosburgh (Whittaker)
formerly of Millerton, PA, was born October 28, 1921 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Francis L. and Blanche E. (VanFleet) Vosburgh, died peacefully on Monday, June 11, 2007, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 85. Family and friends will gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Wednesday, June 13, 2007, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there on Thursday at 11:00 a.m. The Reverend Susan Husted will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice.