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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York
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Do You Know that you can search just the Obituaries on the site by using the three County Specific Obituary selections in the Partitioned search engine at the bottom of the Current What's New Page? You can narrow your search by including a key word in the cemetery name or a township name in addition to the surname you search. Then select the Find All Words option.
You'll also find obituary and other newspaper clippings using Clippings partition. Additional clippings can be found in the Birth, Marriage, and some other partitions. 

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

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

 

Woodlawn Obituaries



WACK - SADLER, Ethel W. (Wack)
of Elmira, NY
Age 78, died Wednesday, October 17, 2007. She was born October 18, 1928 in Bethlehem, PA, the daughter of the late Charles E. and Eleanor (Wasser) Wack. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Allen L. Sadler; daughter, Patricia Krise of Elmira; sons, David A. (Sharon) Sadler of Vernon, CT, Gary A. Sadler of Elmira, Mark J. Sadler of Goffstown, NH; granddaughters, Emily K. Sadler and Elizabeth R. Krise of Elmira; grandsons, Michael and Sean Sadler of Vernon, CT, Adam and Andrew Sadler and Timothy Burke of Elmira; brother, Richard E. (Kay) Wack of Wilmington, DE; brother-in-law, Roy Dennis of Texas; sisters-in-law, Judith Pratt of Elmira, Mary (Robert) Anderson of Parker, CO. In addition she is survived by several cousins in or near Bethlehem, PA, Florida and Georgia; as well as a nephew, David S. (Valerie) Dennis of Texas. She was predeceased by her grandparents, William Grant and Minnie Catherine Wack, and O. E. and Ethel Norman Wasser; sisters, Dorothy E. Wack, Judith Ann Dennis; brother, Charles E. Wack Jr.; daughter-in-law, Marcelle K. Sadler. Ethel attended Elmira schools and graduated from Southside High School in 1945 and Elmira College in 1949. She received her MA degree from Elmira College in 1970. She taught Business Education at Southside High School until her retirement in June 1984. After retirement she worked as a tax preparer for H & R Block for 13 years both in South Carolina and Elmira. She was an active member of the CCSD Federal Credit Union since 1964 and served on the Board of Directors from 1978 to 1988 and again from 1994 to the present. She was a member of the BPW in Horseheads and Elmira for over 24 years, serving on various committees and offices, including Treasurer and President of the Horseheads unit. She was a life member of NYSRTA, NEA, NYSUT and Secretary of the Elmira Area Retired Teachers. She was a life member of Loyal Chapter, OES having joined in 1947. She was a member of the Westminster Presbyterian Church since 1965 and previously Franklin Street Church from 1949. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904 on Friday, October 19, 2007, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. The Reverend Susan Husted will officiate. Interment will take place privately, at the convenience of the family, in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830 or to the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1009 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/18/2007.

JACK J. WAGNER age 47 of RD 2, Elmira Sunday, January 25, 1970.  Friends may call at the Barrett Funeral Home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Wednesday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. Calvin Thorpe.  Woodlawn Cemetery at convenience of the family.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Josephine Wagner; three sons, Jack, Michael and James Wagner all at home; step-daughter, Miss Caroline Wolcott at home.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1970

WAID - MARTIN, Marialyce (Lyce) Waid
Age 78, of Elmira, NY. She was born July 6, 1930 in Syracuse, NY, daughter of the late Frederic and Sylvia (Ringo) Waid and died Friday, May 29, 2009, at the Arnot Odgen Medical Center. In addition to her parents, she was predeceased by her husband, Ralph Whitcomb Martin; her son, Gerald Frederic Murdock; brother-in-law, Ross Whitcomb Martin; sister-in-law, Mary Helen Martin; and stepson, Michael Eugene Martin. Marialyce is survived by her son, W. Bradley Murdock (Debra) of Marcy, NY; daughter, Karen Lee Coleman of Elmira; daughter-in-law, Mary Martin of Elmira; grandchildren, Emily and Stephen Murdock; sisters, Reverend Elizabeth Waid of Little Egg Harbor, NJ, and Margaret Vegeler (Robert) of Fort Wayne, IN; nieces, Nancy Martin and Kathy Squier; nephews, Sean, Reid and Troy Vegeler. Mrs. Martin retired from the Chemung Canal Trust Company after 28 years of service. She was active throughout her life in various not-for-profit organizations such as Chemung Association for Retarded Children, Capabilities Inc., Junior League, The Steele Memorial Library and others. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, June 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. concluding in a memorial service officiated by Reverend Elizabeth Waid, her sister. Committal prayers and interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Friends are asked to make donations to Chemung ARC, Capabilities Inc., Junior League or the Steele Memorial Library, in lieu of flowers.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 6/1/2009 - 6/2/2009

WAINWRIGHT, Mr. Carl A. Elmira Star Gazette Age 74, of 462 1/2 Cypress St. Friday, Dec. 8, 1989 at St. Joseph's Hospital [died at Martha Furman's home]. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Sunday, 2 - 4, with Funeral and Commmittal Service there Sunday evening at 7 pm. Rev. Dr. Robert Edmunds will officate. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife of 50 years, Doris GOOD Wainwright; dau and son-in-law, Penni Ann and Don Cromar of Springfield, PA; grandchildren, Marek, Shon, Jonathan, Alex Cromar; sister, Ruth GOOD of Elmira; sister-in-law, and brother-in-law, Jean and John Vantine of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Member of North Presbyterian Church. Retired partner from Buddies Restaurant and Garden Center. Member of Union Lodge #95 F & AMM. US Army Veteran of WWII with the 86th Mountain Division in Italy. Submitted by Sharron Vossoughi <rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>

MR. DAVID JAMES WAINWRIGHT age 59 of Cherrywood Manor, Monday April 19, 1976 at Robert Packer Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services there Thursday at 11 a.m.  The Rev. J. Edward Sale, his pastor officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by sister, Mrs. Hugh (Ruth) Good; brothers, Ralph Eugene Wainwright and Carl Albert Wainwright all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church, Ivy Lodge No. 397 F &AM.  He was president of the Industrial A Bowling League and an avid participant in the Masonic Bowling League, he was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/21/1976

WAINWRIGHT Edwin R. "Bompy" Bowling Hall of Famer Age 90, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Tuesday, July 19, 2005, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Edwin is survived by his wife, Alice (Buckbee) Wainwright; brother, Lester R. Wainwright; daughter, Vaughirene Taylor; grandchildren, Tommy (Pam) Taylor, Edwin Taylor, Lester (Jennifer) Taylor, John (Jody) Taylor, David (Krystal) Bernhardt, Richard (Hollie) Taylor; great-grandchildren, Andrea Taylor, Stephanie Taylor, Kelli Taylor, Gabrielle and Bailey Taylor; and one niece. He was predeceased by his parents, George and May (Roper) Wainwright; sister, Roseland; and brother, Herbert. Edwin was a member of the U.S.B.C. (Elmira Bowling Association, YBA Bowling Association), the EBA (Elmira Bowling Association) Hall of Fame, was an avid crafter, formerly belonged to the Elmira Coin Club and the "Flat Wheel Division" Train Club, and was retired from F.M. Howell Co. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Friday, July 22, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral services will be held there on Saturday, July 23, 2005, at 11:30 a.m., with Rev. David Ashby officiating. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Edwin's name to the USBC Elmira Youth Bowling Association Fund, c/o Jim Crawford, 194 Clear Blvd., Horseheads, NY 14845, the City of Elmira Animal Shelter, 842 Linden Place Ext., Elmira, NY 14901, or the Lake Street Presbyterian Church, 300 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14901.

WALDRON TERESA A. TURCK
Teresa A. AOMC Retiree Age 79, of Kalamazoo, MI, formerly of Erin, NY and Pine City, NY, died on Tuesday, October 10, 2006 in Syracuse, NY. She was born July 17, 1927 in Mildred, PA, the daughter of the late William and Anna (Gorsky) Waldron. She is the loving wife of the late Stephen Aubrey Turck, who passed before her on May 5, 1996. She is survived by her five daughters, Patricia Turck and James Laveglia of Kalamazoo, MI, Linda and Dean Brooks of Elmira, NY, Susan Davies of Erin, NY, Betsey and Mike Sipple of Fayetteville, NY, Stephanie and Steve Leverich of Skaneateles, NY; 11 grandchildren, Amber and Eric Brooks, Patrick, Katie, Jenny, and Michelle Sipple, Colin, Matthew and Aubrey Leverich; sister, Marguerite and Jack VanWert of Pine City, NY; brother, Joseph and Gloria Waldron of Horseheads, NY; also several nieces and nephews. Her brothers, William Waldron and Patrick Waldron, predeceased her. Teresa was a graduate of Robert Packer School of Nursing and a lifelong member of St. Mary's Church. She was also a devoted mother and grandmother who was very brave and positive through all of her health issues. She loved life and was a true nurse to all caregivers, a wonderful role model to all that had the chance to know her. Teresa loved cooking, gardening, sewing, and making Halloween costumes for her children and grandchildren. She will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invented to attend a Mass of Christian Burial on Saturday, October 14, 2006, at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, 224 Franklin St., Elmira, NY 14904. The Reverend Richard Farrell will celebrate the Mass. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, with Father Farrell conducting the committal prayers. In lieu flowers, memorial donations may be directed to American Diabetes Association, Syracuse Office, 356 North Midler Ave., Syracuse, NY 13206.

WALKER ALBERTIE B. RAVERT
Albertie B. Age 85, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 29, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on February 26, 1921 in Elmira, NY to the late William and Beatrice (Lewis) Walker. Albertie was predeceased by her husband, Samuel Ravert in 1997; son, Samuel Ravert Jr. in 1971; great-granddaughter, Samantha Munson; brothers, William Walker and Harold Walker; and sister, Beverly Patocka. She is survived by her children, Joyce Ann (George) Beardslee of Pinellas Park, FL, William (Sharon) Ravert of Elmira, Dinah (Gary) Munson of Pine City, Clayton (Catherine) Ravert of Elmira, and Lawrence (Jennifer) Ravert of Pine City; brother, Gaylord Walker of Jacksonville, FL; sisters, Beatrice Eisenhower of Elmira, and Alice Prince of Longwood, FL; 17 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Albertie was a longtime member of the Southside Baptist Church and the Tops Weight Watchers Club. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, July 5th, from 1 to 3 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Thursday, July 6th, at 1 p.m., with Reverend James Crupi officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Assoc. or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be provided at the funeral home.

ERNEST S. ‘BILL’ WALKER JR., 85, died peacefully in Elmira, N.Y., on Dec. 8, 2004. Bill was born on Oct. 4, 1919 in Waverly, N.Y., to his parents, Hazel and Ernest Walker. He grew up and attended schools in Waverly, Binghamton and Pittsfield Mass, graduating from Waverly High School in 1937. Following high school, Bill attended Riverside Academy in Gainesville, Ga., and Cornell University, where he graduated in 1942 with a B.S. degree in civil engineering. Bill met Doris Wright, from Elmira, at the "Villagers Ball" in Athens in 1938. They were married on July 17, 1942 in Chattanooga, Tenn., where Bill was employed by the Tennessee Valley Authority from 1942 through 1945, surveying throughout Tennessee, South Carolina and Texas. In 1945, Bill and Doris returned to Waverly to join his father in the Ford dealership at Walker Motor Sales. Bill eventually took ownership of Walker Motor Sales and ran it until he retired in 1978.  Following his retirement from the automobile business, Bill and Doris worked together in real estate for several years. For many years, Bill served on the boards of the Marine Midland Bank, Robert Packer Hospital, and the Waverly Presbyterian Church. He was a lifelong member of the Waverly Presbyterian Church, and was a member of the Chemung Valley-Waverly Lodge F&AM for over 55 years. In 1984, Bill and Doris really retired, spending winters in Sun City Center, Fla., and summers at the family cottage on Keuka Lake. In 1999, Bill and Doris returned north, spending winters in Elmira and summers at their home on Keuka Lake. For 15 years following a stroke in 1989, Bill worked diligently, with the dedicated help of Doris and many wonderful caregivers, to maintain his health. Bill was a kind, gentle and hard-working husband, father, and friend and will be missed dearly. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Doris; three children, Diane Edwards (Bon) of Montour Falls, N.Y., Ernest S. "Ernie" Walker III (Connie) of Dryden, N.Y., and Bob Walker (Debbie Kraemer) of Thetford, Vt.; his sister, Eleanor Grant of Auburndale, Fla.; and three grandchildren, Ernest S. "Sam" Walker IV of Chicago, Ill., Amy Walker of Greenwich, Conn., and Jonathan Walker Edwards of Montour Falls. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Dec. 11 at noon at the Blauvelt Funeral Home, 445 Waverly St., Waverly; visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Private burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the charity of your choice. Submitted by Carol Brotzman. –Elmira Star Gazette.

WALKER Gary E. Sr.
Age 65 of Elmira, died Saturday, August 08, 2009 unexpectedly at home. Gary was born in Elmira, a son of the late Clarence and Eleanor Hanmore Walker. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Janice Baldwin Walker. Gary is also survived by his children, Gary (Missy) Walker Jr. of Elmira, Dee (David) Merkley of North Fort Myers FL, Michael (Jennifer) Walker of Elmira, Thomas (Amy) Walker of Oxford NY, Stacey (Kevin) Sullivan of Wellsburg; 17 grandchildren; 9 great grandchildren; brother Leonard (Pat) Walker of Elmira; sisters, Melvajean Clark of Elmira, Diane (Roy) Jayne of Millerton, Barbara Rouse of Naples NY; several nieces and nephews. Gary was an avid outdoorsman. He was a Boy Scout Master for 20 years for troop numbers 21, 20 and 16. Gary was a past member and governor, and obtained Fellowship, of the Loyal Order of Moose #517 and was a past member of the Eagles Club. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, August 11, 2009 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Interment at Woodlawn Cemetery will be at the convenience of the family.  Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/9/2009 - 8/10/2009

GEORGE A. WALKER age 68 of 336 E. Water St., Sunday, Dec. 10, 1967.  Friends are invited to call at the Hughes Funeral Home, 311 Lake St.  Calling hours Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal there Wednesday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Robert D. Lucas.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by step-daughters, Mrs. Lorraine Evans of Elmira, Mrs. Rosemary Carman of Horseheads, Mrs. Pauline Cropper of Syracuse; step-sons, Lyle and Blair Kimball, both of Rochester, Howard Kimball of Elmira, Edward Kimball of Chicago; several step-grandchildren.  Mr. Walker was a retired employee of the Eclipse Machine Division.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/11/1967

WALKER - BELLINGER, Joy Walker (Gram)
Age 72. Loving mother and grandmother, died peacefully at home on Tuesday, December 1, 2009, with her family at her bedside, after a long and courageous battle with cancer and other medical problems. She was born July 6, 1937 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Martha (Brookman) and John Walker, Sr. She is survived by her sons, Joseph (Terry), Ted (Bonnie), Mark and Scott; daughters, Sherry Reed (EJ Bailey) and Christine (Rich) Haynes. Joy leaves behind 12 grandchildren including Markie and Mollie, whom resided with her, and special grandson Kamron, who always had a special story for Grandma when he visited; and 14 great-grandchildren. Besides raising her own children, Joy raised three grandchildren, Andrea (Bellinger) Sokira, Markie and Mollie Bellinger. Also survived by her ex-husband, Jack, who was there for her through her illness. Survived by sisters, Joan Payne and Judy Ameigh Grover (Cy), who helped Joy tremendously, and Joann Clark and Jerry Curren, whom she was very close to; close friends, Bob Costley and Mary Ann Dean, who helped Joy for many years; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, sisters-in-law and one brother-in-law. Predeceased by her sister, Jean Pettengill; brothers, John, Jr. and Jack Walker; special aunt, Sr. M. Eleanor. Joy adored her companions, Bubba, a German Shepard, and cat, Blanche. She retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She loved animals, family photos, genealogy, traveling and helping others. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave. on Monday, December 7th, from 12 to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. At Joy's request, in lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember her through donations to the Chemung County SPCA, 2435 State Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903.   Star-Gazette - December 5, 2009

 

WALKER Melva-Jean Clark nee: Walker

Age 65, of Elmira, died Thursday, June 21, 2012. Survived by son, Mark Clark, Rochester, NY; sisters, Diane Hill, Elaine Jenkins, Barbara Ross; brother, Leonard Walker; several nieces, nephews, and cousins; Brothers and Sisters at the Church of Christ, Horseheads, NY. Predeceased by her husband, Richard. Melva-Jean was a member of the Church of Christ, Horseheads, and the R.S.V.P. She was a volunteer at Cornell Cooperative Extension and the Southern Tier Association of the Visually Impaired. She was also retired from the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Those wishing may make a donation in her memory to the Church of Christ, Horseheads. At her request there will be no calling hours or Funeral Service. However, those wishing may attend her graveside committal service Monday, July 2nd, at 10 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Rev. Steve Connors officiating. There will also be a Memorial Service at the Church of Christ on Saturday, July 7, at 10 a.m. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home.   Star Gazette – June 24, 2012

 

WALKER Richard Francis - Richard Francis Walker, age 78 of Horseheads, NY died on Friday July 2, 2010 at the Bath VA Medical Center after a short illness. He was born on October 6, 1931 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Homer F. and Frances Morgan Walker. Mr. Walker was a Veteran of the Korean War serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Richard married his wife Betty Ann Kellogg on June 28, 1958 and they recently celebrated their 52nd Wedding Anniversary. He worked construction for Elmira Structures. Richard was an avid hunter and fisherman and he enjoyed spending time in Eldridge Park, riding his bike there and playing the new putt putt course and most of all the pavilion where he would sit and talk with old friends and enjoy the scenery. He was pre-deceased by his brother: Leland Walker and brother-in-law: Gordon E. Kellogg. Mr. Walker is survived by his loving wife Betty Ann Walker; daughter and son-in-law: Jean Marie and John Reardon of Aston, PA; grandson: Ike Richard Reardon; brothers and sisters-in-law: Gerry and Gisela Walker of Buffalo, NY; Don and Pamela Walker of Horseheads, NY; Helen Kellogg of Rochester, NY and brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Jack and Joan Kellogg of Venice, FL; several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Tuesday July 6, 2010 from 6-8 PM. Mr. Walker's Funeral Services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 8 PM with the Rev. Paul D. Mills Officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Walker. - Elmira Star Gazette, July 3, 2010

WALLACE Earle Arlington, Sr. United States Army - Veteran Age 68, passed peacefully in his sleep after battling a long illness on March 3, 2007 in Edmonds, Washington. He was born October 2, 1938 in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, a son of Leonile Wallace Wilson, a retired Elmira, NY, elementary school teacher, and the late Lupercio A. Wallace, Sr. He attended high school both in Elmira and in New York City, where he graduated from Morris High. Earle then joined the Army as a Supply Specialist and served overseas tours in Germany, Vietnam and Korea. Upon retirement from his military career, he settled in Seattle and worked as a carrier for the Postal Service. Coming from a family of talented musicians, Earle played piano and found solace and great enjoyment in listening to jazz and playing hand drums with the 101 Drummer 'Kangs' of Seattle. He is survived by his mother, Leonile; his five children, Earle, Jr., Ronald, Parrish, Renee and Kyle; six grandchildren, two great-grandchildren and four siblings. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, March 14, 2007, from 10 to 11 a.m. A service will be conducted there by the Pastor Leo Hughey at 11 a.m., followed by interment with Full Military Honors in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations in Earle's name can be made to American Cancer Society.

GEORGE W. WALLACE for many years a resident of the town of Big Flats, died at his home Thursday (Mar. 1, 1888) of softening of the brain.  He was sixty-eight years of age and a man who was greatly respected by his acquaintances and friends.  He was a nearly lifelong member of the Methodist Church.  Mr. Wallace is survived by his wife and seven children; George D., Charles W. and Eber of Big Flats and Mrs. Mary Doane, Mrs. Ophelia Horton, Mrs. Lydia Carpenter and John W. of Elmira.  The funeral service will be held this noon at the residence in town of Big Flats and the remains will be brought to Woodlawn Cemetery for interment.  –Elmira Telegram 3/4/1888

 

WALLACE Nettie M. Peters

Age 85 of Elmira, NY.  She was born October 20, 1925 in Gallenton, TN, daughter of the late Isaac and Cornelia (Woods) Wallace and died Wednesday, April 6, 2011 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her loving daughter Cecilia Peters of Elmira; brother Robert M.Wallace of Henrietta, NY; sister Vivian M. Brewer of La Crosse, WI along with a host of nieces and nephews. Nettie was a loving mother, sister and aunt. She graduated from E.F.A. in 1943 and was a Home Health Aide for Chemung County. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter >J Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, April 11th from 12 to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – April 8, 2011

 

JOHN W. WALLIS died Monday (Sept. 3, 1925) at the family home near Hendy Creek.  The decedent is survived by his widow; a daughter, Mrs. Marie Walzer of Cleveland, O.; two sons, Welby C. of Arlington, J.J., Cullon C. of Elmira; two sisters, Mrs. Alonzo Horton of Elmira and Mrs. Jay C. Becker of Erin; two brothers, George D. and Charles C. of Elmira.  The funeral service was held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o’clock, the Rev. W. D. Willitis officiated.  Burial was in Woodlawn.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 9/27/1925

 

WALTERS Eloise (Sally) McGrain

Age 81, Elmira, NY, went home to be with her Lord and savior on April 18, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Eloise was born on May 29, 1930 in Williamsport, PA to the late Lawrence and Hazel (Warner) Walters. She was predeceased by her husband, Leland McGrain. Eloise is survived by sons, David McGrain, Daniel (Donna)McGrain and Gregory (Sheila) McGrain; daughters, Cinda (Thomas) Dodge and Sherry (Randy) Ameigh; grandchildren, David McGrain, Michelle (Tom) Brietung, Scott (Jessica) McGrain, Jill (Scott) Troutt, MaryAnne McGrain, Jennifer Dodge, Michael (Felicia) Dodge, Matthew and Joshua McGrain, Brian (Jena) Ameigh and Jeffrey and Brandon Ameigh; 12 great-grandchildren; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. She was a graduate of Williamsport High School and Corning Community College, earning her Nursing Degree. Eloise worked at Chemung County Infirmary, St. Joseph's Hospital and retired as a nursing instructor from SCT Boces. She was very active in her church and she was a loving wife and mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She will be dearly missed. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, April 20th from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place there on Saturday, April 21st at 10 a.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations can be made to the Health Occupation Student of America at GST Boces - Bush Campus, 459 Philo Rd., Elmira, NY 14903.  Star Gazette – April 19, 2012

 

WALTMAN Lynn A., Sr.
Age 77, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, September 11, 2010, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his children, Lynnette (Joe) Balch, Lois (Brian) Bockus, Lisa (Rick) Walker, and Leah (Travis) Birdsall; also 10 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, and one expected grandchild; sister, Doris Krake; brother-in-law, Rev. Donald Keller; sister-in-law, Connie (Jeff) Clay; seven nieces and nephews. Predeceased by his wife, Florence; son, Lynn Jr.; daughter, Linda; parents, Dae and Sara Waltman; brother, Cedric; sister-in-law Ellen Keller; brother-in-law, Wes Krake. Lynn was a retired Chemung County Sheriff's Deputy, a US Air Force Veteran of the Korean War. Life member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church, a retired member of the Machinist Union, a Boy Scout Leader, an avid bowler and Golfer, member of the Elmira Bowlers Hall of Fame and an all around sportsman. Lynn also worked at Chemung Canal Trust Company, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, September 14, 2010, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. in the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main Street, Elmira, NY followed by Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery with full Military Honors. Those wishing may make memorial donations to the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 South Main St., Elmira, NY 14904 in Lynn's name.- Elmira Star Gazette, September 13, 2010

WALTON Edward S. Sr.
Age 79 of Horseheads, NY died on Tuesday December 11, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Mr. Walton was born December 23, 1927 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Henry and Arabella Knapp Walton. He was a WWII Veteran serving his country with the US Army Air Corps. He married his wife, Carolyn Ann Kennedy Walton, on September 23, 1950 and they recently celebrated their 57th Wedding Anniversary on September 23, 2007. Ed was a plumber having worked on The Nine Mile Nuclear Plant and was a member of The Plumbers and Pipefitters' Union Local #267 in Ithaca, NY which had been Local #109. He was a courier for Chemung Canal Trust Company and also loved giving children hayrides at Bradley Farms at Halloween. Mr. Walton drove tractor trailer cross country for United and Allied Van Lines. Ed was an avid Bingo player. Ed was pre-deceased by his parents, his daughter Kathleen J. Walton Cramer who died on March 18, 2003, his granddaughter Ashley Nicole Cramer who died on February 27, 2007, and by his brothers Henry Walton and Bill Walton and his sister Ethel Sutton. Ed was a very loving and caring husband, father, grandpa, and great grandpa and treasured the time he spent with them. He would always give to others before himself. Ed loved his special pet grandchildren Morris and Big Guy. He will be loved and missed and remain in our hearts forever. Mr. Walton is survived by his loving and devoted wife of 57 years Carolyn Ann Kennedy Walton; his loving children: Chris & Ed Mathews of Lowman, NY, Debbie & Pete Palmieri of Breesport, NY, Eddie & Julie Walton of Elmira Heights, NY, Joyce Callahan & Bryan Gregory of Elmira, NY, Patti & Dave Stedman of Carpentersville, Illinois, Nancy & George Levack of Elmira, NY, Suzy & Steve Pesesky of Elmira, NY, and David & MaryJane Walton of Chemung, NY; son-in-law: David L. Cramer of Wellsburg, NY; several grandchildren and great grandchildren; sisters: Cora Howe of Nelson, PA and Doris Hall of Horseheads, NY; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Joyce & Earl Benedict of Elmira Heights, NY, Loraine Kennedy of Elmira, NY, and Bob & Mary Kennedy of Elmira, NY; several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of caring friends including his very special friends and neighbors Carl & Donna Saunders. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads, NY on Thursday December 13, 2007 from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. Mr. Walton's Funeral Services will be held at The Funeral Home on Friday December 14, 2007 at 12 Noon with Rev. Patrick L. Holder officiating. Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Walton.   Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/13/2007.

WALTON Jared L. - Jared L. Walton of Elmira went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Wednesday, June 16, 2010 at the age of 29. Born in Sayre, PA on April 21, 1981; Jared was the son of Thomas & Linda Wetherbee Walton. Jared excelled in basketball, enjoyed music and most of all loved Jesus. Over coming his own pain, Jared reached out to and befriended many others in need of love. His life changed forever when the apple of his eye arrived, daughter and best friend, Rowan. They spent countless hours together and in a brief time left a lifetime of memories. In addition to Rowan Walton, Jared's family that he loved and cherished survive, his parents, Linda Walton, Elmira; Thomas Walton; Pine City; brother, Ryan Walton; sister, Elizabeth (Leroy Morseman Jr.) Walton; Paternal family: grandparents, Jean Walton-Zukas and William Zukas, Pine City; uncle, Michael (Sheila) Walton; Pine City; aunts, Lisa Munson, Pine City; Theresa (Donald) Manning, Suffern; Annette (John) Raasch, Mesa, AZ; Vincent Zukas; Suffern; Maternal family: grandparents, Gordy (Nancy Appleton) Wetherbee, Pine City; aunt, Lori Reed, Horseheads; uncle, Kevin (Kim) Wetherbee, SC; several nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Jared was predeceased by his uncle, Daniel Walton; cousin, Samantha Munson and paternal great grandmother, Jane Terwilliger Walton. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Tuesday, June 22, 2010 between the hours of 5-7 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:30 p.m. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience Wednesday in the Walton Family plot. - Elmira Star Gazette, June 20, 2010

THOMAS L. WALTON age 61 of Pine City went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Fri. Oct. 17, 2014 following a courageous battle with declining health. Born in Elmira, NY on Nov. 8, 1952; Tom was the son of Leland & Jean Baldwin Walton. Tom earned his Masters Degree in Clinical Social Work form Marywood University. He was a counselor and role model for over 25 years at BOCES. He had a personal relationship with his Lord Jesus Christ and was very active in the Millerton Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed trips to the Ocean where he would spend hours praying and reading his Bible. His greatest joy in this world was his granddaughter, Rowan. Surviving is his loving family, children, Ryan Walton and Elizabeth Walton; granddaughter, Rowan Walton; loving mother and prayer partner, Jean Walton-Zukas & William Zukas; siblings, Michael (Sheila) Walton; Lisa Munson; mother of his children, Linda Walton; several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins and many family friends. Tom was predeceased by his father, Leland Walton; brother, Daniel Walton; niece, Samantha Munson; and son, Jared Walton. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira on Thurs. Oct. 23, 2014 between the hours of 5-7 p.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 7:15 p,m. with his pastor and friend, Rev. Laurie Greenlaw officiating. Burial will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the family's convenience in the Walton Family Plot. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to an education fund for his grandchildren and future grandchildren, c/o Elizabeth Walton, 134 Pine Hills Dr. Pine City, NY in his memory. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/22/2014

 

WAPLES Margaret - HILBERT Margaret (Waples)
99, formerly of Elmira, died at James Eddy Nursing Home in Troy after a lengthy illness August 15, 2010. Margaret was a life long resident of Elmira until 2003 when she moved to the Eddy in Troy. She was a graduate of Elmira College Class of 1932 and had a Bachelor's Degree and was a teacher at South Side High School in Elmira for 10 years before becoming a home maker. Margaret held active memberships in the North Presbyterian Church in Elmira where she arranged flowers for Sunday services and special services for many years. Margaret volunteered for numerous years as a greeter and hostess at the Clemens Center, was a member of the Sorosis Club where she held numerous offices, member of several Bridge Clubs and enjoyed playing bridge, member of the Chemung County Historical Society and volunteered at the museum, Meals on Wheels. She was also a member of various crafts groups at church and privately organized. Predeceased by her parents, Edgar Carl and Mabel Amelia (Phelps) Waples Jr.; her husband, Alfred (Chick) G. Hilbert, whom she married August 27, 1938 and died September 2, 1991. She is survived by two sons, Edward Hilbert of Newark, NY and Richard (Donna) Hilbert of Castleton, NY; and three grandchildren, Sandra (Thomas) Hall of Castleton, NY, David Hilbert of Valatie, NY and Kimberly (James) Frazier of Castleton, NY; 10 great-grandchildren, Kyle, Tyler, Connor and Rebecca Hall, Melissa, Nicole, Evan and Hannah Hilbert, Rachael and Colby Frazier. Relatives and friends are invited to attend her funeral Wednesday at 11:30 graveside at the Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut St., Elmira. The family has requested that those who wish to remember Margaret make memorial contributions to North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901. Arrangements by Rockefeller Funeral Home, 165 Columbia Tpk., Rensselaer, NY 12144.- Elmira Star Gazette, August 17, 2010

CHARLES A. WARD age 70 of 110 W. Mill St., Horseheads, Sunday, Jan. 26, 1964.  He was a retired employee of Eclipse Division, Bendix Corp.  survived by wife, Mrs. Katherine M. Ward; sister, Mrs. Emma Kuhn of Elmira.  Body at VanBuskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Horseheads.  Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral there Wednesday at 2 p.m. the Rev. William Harvey.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/27/1964

WARD Kirk
Age 44, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, May 6, 2008, unexpectedly at home. Family and friends are invited to visit St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church, 402 Sullivan St., Elmira, on Friday, May 16th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. His celebration of life and committal services will be held there on Saturday, May 17th at 2 p.m. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, contributions to an Educational Fund for Kirk's children may be sent to the Auburn Community Federal Credit Union, 101 Prospect St., Auburn, NY 13021, in his memory. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/8/2008 - 5/12/2008.

MILTON C. WARD formerly of 108 College Ave., Saturday, July 19, 1950 at the Gleason Health Resort where he made his home for the past three years.  He was a retired Pennsylvania Railroad Engineer.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. Frank G. Wrigley of Fort Worth, Tex., Mrs. George Petzke of Elmira; four grandchildren and one great-grandchild.  The body is at the Justin McCarthy Funeral Home where friends may call today from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 and where funeral will be Monday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. John Stearns.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  Please omit flowers.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 7/30/1950

WARD -  CAMPBELL
Nona L -  Retired Gierston Tool Company Employee Age 70 of Elmira, NY died Thursday, June 29, 2000 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira   following a lengthy illness. Surviving are: Her husband of 51 years, Richard J. Campbell at home; children, Earl (Roberta) Campbell of Southport, Norina (Earl) Plate of Southport; grandchildren, Nicole and Katrina Plate; 3 step-grandchildren; brother, Clifton Ward of Southport; sister, Norma (Cory) Brown of Columbia Crossroads, PA; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. Nona was a member    of the Eagles Post No. 941 Auxiliary, Elmira. She was a retired employee of the Gierston Tool Company in Elmira having served there for over 30 years. Her main  interest in life encompassed her home and family. She was an avid NASCAR fan. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, July 2, 2000 from 2 to 4 PM at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira, The funeral and committal service will follow there at 4 PM with the Rev. Howard Hunt officiating. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the  family. [Daughter of Clarence L. Ward]

WARFLE - Gertrude E. Schusler, 70, of Sayre, died on Saturday, Dec. 27, 2008 at home.  She was born Nov. 7, 1938 in Johnson City, N.Y., the daughter of Robert S. and Evelyn J. Warfle. She was a member of the Fort Sullivan Post No. 246 American Legion in Athens, Roma Madre Lodge No. 1342 Sons of Italy, and L.O.O.M. No. 1490 in Waverly. Gertrude enjoyed crocheting, shuffleboard, and euchre. She loved being caretaker of her mother.  She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond Schusler, sister Patricia Bolt, brother David Warfle, and father Robert Warfle. Gertrude is survived by: her children, Barbara and David Wheeler of Waverly, N.Y., Janice Updike of Ithaca, N.Y., Nancy Braches and Mike Hakes of Whitney Point, N.Y., and Donna “Dee Dee” and Jack Mason of Binghamton, N.Y.; mother Evelyn Jones; 13 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; siblings Edna Bagley of Ithaca, N.Y., Betty Harris of Texas, and Leonard Warfle of Cortland, N.Y.; best friend Joanie Stoquert of Sayre, Pa.; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2008 from 6-7 p.m. at the Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home Inc., 225 S. Main St., Athens, Pa. A memorial service will follow at 7 p.m. at the funeral home with the Rev. Greg Knupp from the Calvary Baptist Church in Athens officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her name to Helpmates Inc., 520 Main St., Towanda, PA 18848, or Meals on Wheels, Area Agency on the Aging, 220 Main St., Unit 2, Towanda, PA 18848. For those unable to attend the services and wishing to sign the E-guestbook or send condolences, you may do so by visiting www.loweryfuneralhome.com.

 

WARNER - The Daily Review, Towanda, PA Louis J. Warner, 86 , of Coryland RD, Gillett, PA died Friday June 10, 1994 at home. He is survived by his daughters, Donna (Mrs. James) Schucker of Troy and JoAnn (Mrs. John) Hill of Vestal, NY, son Jeff and wife Lynda Warner of Coryland Rd., Gillett: sister, Irene Joralemonof Columbia Cross Roads: brother, Stanley Warner of Millerton: nine grandchildren: 16 great- grandchildren. He was predeceased by his wife, Ruth Ann Warner in 1988. Louis was a life member of the Coryland Church. He was and elected official for Wells Township for 55 years, having served as auditor and supervisor. Louis was also a member of the Voting Hall of Fame of Pennsylvania, having voted consecutively for 65 years. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Sunday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held there Monday at 10 am. The Rev. Charles Root will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make contributions to the Wells Township Community

 

WASHINGTON George

Age 58 of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly Sunday, August 4, 2013. He was predeceased by his wife Deann, parents Early Washington and Mildred Williams, brothers Early C. Washington, James Washington and JB Johnson, sister Lenora Givens, son-in-law Beau Simpson and special friend Melvin Phillips. He is survived by his children Willie (Lisa) Washington, Georgianna Simpson, Miranda (Cyril) Pegus-Coleman; godson Melvin E.C. Phillips; grandchildren Kiendra and Ethan Simpson, Willie Washington ,Trinnity, Fayt and Dasiel Pegus-Coleman,; brothers Joe (Eunice) Washington, Esco (Minnie) Smith, Jimmy (Helen) Smith; sisters Ella (Felton Wells, Mae (Joe) Aponte, Bertha (Eddie) Wynn and Annie (Harry) Jackson; aunt Mattie Givens along with a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends; special friend Vevelyn Burns. He was a track athlete who excelled in the high jump; semi pro basketball player; a highly respected youth coach in baseball, basketball and football. He was an avid NY Giants, NY Yankees and Chicago Bulls fan. Family and friends are invited to his memorial service on Monday, August 12th at 12 noon at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Elder Pendexter Mack will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.    Funeral home obituary - August 8, 2013

 

WATSON Deborah C.

Age 60, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband, Joseph Watson Sr., mother, Pauline Campbell, granddaughter, Brittany Beeley, step-son, Edgar Watson and son-in-law, Leon Cornish Jr. Deborah is survived by her children, David (Tammy) Yerkes, Max (Marleah) Yerkes Jr., Joseph (Tina) Yerkes and Shawna Yerkes all of Elmira; step-children, Joseph (Brenda) Watson Jr., John Watson Sr. (Melissa), Duane Watson and Colleen Watson (Ray) all of Elmira; 32 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; 4 brothers and 3 sisters; along with several nieces and nephews. She was a long time member of the Chemung County Emergency Services. Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, October 10th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – October 9, 2012

 

WATSON Joseph W. Watson

Age 63, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, October 4, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his son, Edgar Watson. Joseph is survived by his wife, Deborah Watson of Elmira; sons, Joseph (Brenda) Watson Jr., John Watson Sr. (Melissa), Duane Watson all of Elmira; daughter, Colleen Watson (Ray) of Elmira; step-children, David (Tammy) Yerkes, Max (Marleah) Yerkes Jr. both of Elmira, Joseph (Tina) Yerkes of Elmira Heights and Shawna Yerkes of Elmira; brother, Paul Saganario of Elmira; 32 grandchildren; many great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. He was a longtime member of the Chemung County Emergency Services. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 11th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. David Ivy officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery with full military honors.   Star Gazette – October 8, 2011