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.
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WEALE William "Bill" Weale
90, with family in North Carolina, died peacefully December 28. Except for a brief residence in Alaska after WWII, he lived in Elmira from childhood and graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He was the long-time President of Hample Equipment Company. During WWII Bill was a US Army Air Corps Flight Instructor in B-25 and B-26 twin engine bombers. He also taught trap and skeet shooting techniques to gunnery students which lead to his lifelong passion for the sport. He was a Life Member of the Fur, Fin and Feathers Gun Club. He is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, William and Joy Weale III of Vermont, Richard and Dixie Weale of North Carolina, daughter and son-in-law, Susan Weale and Dr. Charles Meinershagen of California, nephew Bill Lamon of Colorado, four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. His wife of 57 years, Joyce Smith Weale predeceased him in 2002. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira in the spring of 2012. Burial announcement will follow. Memorial contributions may be directed to: Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830, Food Bank of the Southern Tier, 388 Upper Oakwood Ave., Elmira, NY, 14903 and Hospice of Wake County, Inc., 250 Hospice Circle Raleigh, NC 27607. Star Gazette – December 31, 2011
WEATHERS - MRS. INEZ ROBERTS of 160 Sullivan St., Friday, Feb. 23, 1966. Friends may call at Barrett Funeral home, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Cephus McGee. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by sister, Mrs. Essie Coates of Elmira; nieces, Mrs. Lois Givens, Mrs. Laura Weathers, Miss Linda Marie Weathers and Miss Bernadine Weathers and Miss Dora Paynes, all of Elmira. She was a member of the Monumental Baptist Church. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 2/27/1966
Frank S. WEAVER of 411 East Church St. Private services in the Wilson funeral home Friday. Cremation in Buffalo will follow. Later the ashes will be placed in Woodlawn. (note- he died Wed. Sept. 1, 1937) Submitted by Diane Land - CrafDy1954@comcast.net
WEAVER---- Dr. And Mrs. John Weaver formerly of this city, are afflicted in the death of their little son, John, the fourth and last child of the family to die within a year. The tenderness sympathy of all must be extended to this afflicted family. The remains of the dear child were brought to Elmira Saturday and interred in Woodlawn cemetery
WEAVER –MRS. MARGARET WEAVER MILLER, formerly of 766 Pennsylvania Ave., widow of Albert G. Miller, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 1949. survived by several cousins, including Mrs. Charles Burgett, Mrs. Mary Krebbs, both of Corning, Mrs. Frank Meeker of Elmira. The body is at the Smith & Fudge Funeral Home, where friends may call Friday. Funeral Saturday 9 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/20/1949
WEAVER Sarah C. Jackson – Mrs. Sarah C. Jackson, aged 53 years, of Elmira, formerly of Blossburg, died Sept. 14. She is survived by her husband, David R. Jackson, two daughters, Mrs. A.W. McClellan, of Syracuse, and Mrs. C.F. Beebe, Jr., of Elmira; her mother Mrs. Catherine Weaver, of Kingsley, Mich. The funeral was held last week Monday afternoon, Rev. R. Lew Williams officiating; burial in Woodlawn cemetery, Elmira. Wellsboro Agitator, 24 September 1919
CLARENCE C. WEBB.
(Elmira Star Gazette; Pg. 13; Friday, Oct. 6, 1911)
Clarence C. Webb, who was identified in the cafebusiness with his brother, Frank Webb, on West Water street, died this morning at 10 o’clock at 559 East Market street, after a brief illness. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Clarence (*** should be Charles) Whittaker and Miss Webb of Buffalo, and a son, Frederick of Buffalo; a brother, Frank and a sister, Mrs. Mary Gardner both of Elmira. The funeral will be announced later. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Elmira Star Gazette; Pg. 11; Saturday, Oct. 7, 1911)
The funeral of Clarence Webb will be held at the homeof his brother, Frank Webb, 218 Dewitt avenue, Monday at 10a.m. Burial in Woodlawn cemetary.
(Elmira Gazette And Free Press, Friday Evening,
October 5, 1906, page 5)
Mrs. Ella Lincoln.
The funeral of Mrs. Ella Lincoln was held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her brother Frank Webb, 208 Dewitt Avenue. The Rev. George H. Haigh officiated. Burial was in Woodlawn. The members of the L. E. Fitch Relief Corps attended in a body. (email@example.com)
(The Elmira Daily Advertiser, Friday, October 5, 1906, page 9)
Mrs. Ella Lincoln. The funeral of Mrs. Ella Lincoln will be held this afternoon at 2 o’clock from the home of her brother, Frank Webb, No. 208 Dewitt avenue. The Rev. George H. Haigh will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery. The members of the L. E. Fitch Relief Corps are requested to attend the funeral of our late sister, Mrs. Ellen Lincoln. By order of the president, Mrs.Charles Spaulding. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(Elmira Gazette And Free Press, Wednesday Evening, October 3, 1906, page 2)
MRS. ELLEN LINCOLN. Mrs. Ellen Lincoln died this afternoon at 1:40 o’clock at the home of her brother, 208 Dewitt Avenue The deceased was 60 years old. Two brothers Frank and Clarence survive with one sister Mrs. Mary Gardner of this city. (email@example.com)
(Elmira Gazette And Free Press, Thbursday Evening, October 4, 1906, page 5)
Mrs. Ellen Lincoln. Mrs. Ellen Lincoln died yesterday afternoon at 1:40 o’clock at the home of her brother Frank Webb, 208 Dewitt Avenue. She is survived by two brothers: Frank and Clarence Webb, and one sister Mrs. Mary Gardiner of this city. The funeral will be held tomorrow afternoon at 2 o’clock at the home of her brother on Dewitt Avenue. The Rev. George H. Haigh will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
(The Elmira Daily Advertiser, Thursday, October 4, 1906, page 2)
Mrs. Ellen Lincoln. Mrs. Ellen Lincoln died yesterday afternoon at 1:40 o’clock at the home of her brother, Frank Webb, No. 208 Dewitt avenue. She is survived by two brothers, Frank and Clarence Webb, and one sister, Mrs. Mary Gardiner, of this city. The deceased was 60 years of age. (email@example.com)
WEBB - WILLIAMS
Mary Ann Age 90, of Elmira, NY. She was born February 28, 1915 in Butler, PA, daughter of the late Thomas and Lillian (Fulton) Webb and died Monday, July 18, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Monumental Baptist Church, 308 E. Clinton St., Elmira on Friday, July 22nd, from 7 to 9 p.m. Her funeral service will be held there on Saturday, July 23rd, at 10 a.m. Rev. Frank Raines III and Rev. James Jones will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
WEED - SCHWEIZER, Eileen B. (Weed)
Age 93 and longtime resident of Sing Sing Rd. in Horseheads died on Sunday Sept. 6, 2009. She was born in Elmira, NY, June 30, 1916 the daughter to the late Floyd and Grace (Hammond) Weed. Eileen was predeceased by her husband of over 56 years, Ernest Schweizer in 2000 and recently her daughter, Sally Lese in 2008. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Susan & Robert Evans of Horseheads, NY; son and daughter-in-law, Les & Bonnifer Schweizer of Cayuta, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Julie & Marc Shepherd of Pine City, NY; son-in-law, Steven Lese of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Sarah (Richard) Whitson of Horseheads, NY; Kristopher "Kasey" Evans of Bath, NY; Tambi Schweizer of also of Bath, NY; Lindsey Schweizer of Cleveland, OH; Kyle Schweizer of Elmira Heights, NY; Shane (Amy) Lese and Shelby (Dennis) Ham all of Horseheads, NY; Kirsten Shepherd and Drew Shepherd both of Pine City, NY; great grandchildren, Peter, Max, Jack and Grace Whitson; Madeline and Lex Kekic; Zachary and Alexa Lese; and Nathan and Sydney Ham. She was also predeceased by her brother, Kenneth (Alice) Weed and Floyd (Jean) Weed Jr. Eileen was an active member of Horseheads First United Methodist Church. She enjoyed traveling, reading, sewing and weaving; and above all the time spent with her family. She was also an avid walker at the Arnot Mall where she had made many friends over the years. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Fri. Sept. 11, 2009 from 3-6:00 pm. Her funeral Service will take place privately in the Horseheads First United Methodist Church with her interment in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Those wishing to express their sympathy may do so with memorials to the American Parkinson Disease Association, 135 Parkinson Ave., Staten Island, NY 10305, 800-223-2732 www.apdaparkinson.org, or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation, National Headquarters or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation National Headquarters-Donations, 6350 North Andrews Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309-2130, www.msfacts.org Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/8/2009
WEESE MARY P. HAWLEY, BALDWIN, HOFFMAN
Mary P. Hoffman, Age 69 years of 211 Scottwood Ave., Elmira Heights; Sunday, July 5, 1992 at her home. A Graveside Committal Service will be held Tuesday at 1:00 PM in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. George Brasser officiating. Survived by husband, Frank E. Hoffman; children, Robert & Carol Hawley, David & Susan Hawley, Patrick & Nancy Hotelling & Joseph & Donna Baldwin; sister Helen Malcolm; several grandchildren. Mary was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.- Star-Gazette
WEBB - ROLAND
Winifred "Winnie" Age 90, of Yale Street, Elmira, NY, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, January 13, 2007. She was born April 5, 1916, the daughter of the late John A. and Sarah (Barker) Webb. Winifred was preceded in death by her loving husband, Mark Roland in 1997; her sister, Jane Libby in 2004; and brother-in-law, Oliver. She is survived by her niece, Sheila McDonald of Suring, WI; and her daughters, Sara Jane and Andrea Lynn; niece, Nancy Loftus of Winfield, IN; nephew, Howard Mahlon Budd Jr.; and special friends, Rod and Joan Vangalder, and Stu and Ginger Miller. Winifred was a retired Executive Secretary for American LaFrance of Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Tuesday, January 16, 2007, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. with Funeral Service there at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Roger Curtis will officiate, followed by interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in Winifred's name may be directed to The Seventh Day Adventist Church, 813 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904.
WEGA - COPP, Beverly W.
Age 81 of Elmira, died Sunday, December 23, 2007 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Beverly was a daughter of James and Clara Dill Wega. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Donald "Red"; son James; and sister June. Beverly is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, Donald L. II and Frances Copp of Burdett NY and children, James Copp, Melissa Kreisler and Breana Copp; daughters Roxane Copp of Lincoln NE; Nancy Mattison of Horseheads with her husband Gordon and their children, Kevin and Terresa; Heidi McDermott of Horseheads with Hal Williamson and her children, Jason and Jessica McDermott; Jenifer Copp of Watkins Glen with her daughter Caitlyn Copp; great granddaughter Rayanna Kreisler. Also surviving are several nieces, nephews and in-laws. Beverly and Red raised their six children on W. Fourth St. in Elmira. She loved the time she was able to spend with her children and grandchildren. In addition to teaching her own children to drive a car she also taught some of the W. Fourth St. neighborhood kids to drive. She was the owner of Beverly Copp Income Tax Service which she operated for 50 years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets on Thursday, December 27, 2007 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. A memorial service will follow at 5:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will be held on Friday, December 28, 2007 at Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/25/2007.
WEIGAND, G. Robert
61, of 17 Loring Avenue, Wellsville, NY, died Friday, August 3, 2007, at Jones Memorial Hospital with complications from cancer. He was born December 9, 1945 in Horseheads, NY, the son of Glenn and Helen (Crowley) Weigand. On December 31, 1971 in Alfred, he married Jacqueline Conde, who predeceased him on July 26, 2004. Bob was raised in Horseheads and was a graduate of Notre Dame Academy in Elmira and St. Michael's College in Vermont. He then earned a Master's degree from Elmira College. He began his career in print journalism as a reporter for several newspapers in Elmira, Binghamton, Hornell and Syracuse. He first came to Wellsville in 1978 and was employed at the C. E. Air Preheater Company. In 1986, he founded WJQZ radio in Wellsville, where he served as Station Manager and News Director. He later taught English at the Andover Central School for one year. Returning to radio in 1992, he was instrumental in establishing WZKZ radio, where he was the News Director until his retirement in 2006. Bob was a very active member of the Wellsville Community, as well as a member of the Wellsville Lions Club He was the club secretary for many years and will be long remembered for his hysterical walk on routines during the annual Lions Club Minstrel Show. He was also a member of the Wellsville Volunteer Ambulance Corps for over 20 years, where he had served as President, a member of the Allegany Council and the Immaculate Conception Church, where he served as a Eucharistic Minister. He was a supporter of the SPCA Serving Allegany and the Immaculate Conception Parish Community Fun Fair. His entertaining news casts revealed his wonderful sense of humor. He was a gentle, loving and selfless person who will remain in the hearts of his friends and family forever. He is survived by a son, Rob Weigand of New York City, and a large extended family. Friends are invited to call on Sunday from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., Monday from 2:00 to 4:00 and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m., and Tuesday from 9:00 to 9:30 a.m. at the J. W. Embser Sons Funeral Home, Inc., 34 W. State Street in Wellsville. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Tuesday, August 7, 2007, at 10:00 a.m. in the Immaculate Conception Church, 36 Maple Avenue in Wellsville, with Monsignor Vincent Becker as Celebrant. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Lions Club members will gather at 6:30 p.m., Monday in the funeral home for the Lions Memorial Service. Memorial suggestions include the Wellsville Lions Club, P.O. Box 576, Wellsville, NY 14895. Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/4/2007.
WELHAF –MRS. ALBERTA WELHAF SHERMAN of Cortland, formerly of Elmira, today, May 11, 1954. Survived by son, Ronald F. Miller of Sacramento, Calif.; sisters, Mrs. Ava Brando and Mrs. Elizabeth Liddick o Elmira, Mrs. Josephine Hulslander of Cortland; brother, William R. Welhaf of Cortland; three grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. The body is at the Earl W. Wright Funeral Home, Cortland, where the funeral will be held Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Burial at 2 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/11/1954
WELLS –MRS. ADA WELLS CRANDALL, 81 of 1012 Walnut St., Saturday, Jan. 12, 1963. She was the widow of George S. Crandall, a member of North Presbyterian Church. Survived by daughter, Miss Phyllis M. Crandell at home; son, G. Wells Crandall of Elmira; two grandchildren, Mrs. Lawrence Lisi of Elmira and John M. Crandall of Erin; four great-grandchildren. Body at MacPherson Funeral Home. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Collea. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/13/1963
WELLS - Miss BEATRICE WELLS, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Verne Wells Killed Residents of Mansfield, Covington and Canoe Camp were shocked Saturday morning when it was reported that Miss Beatrice Wells, whose parents, Mr. and Mrs. Verne Wells, were born and raised in this locality, and Miss Leona Ten Eyck, a graduate of Mansfield High School, had been instantly killed while driving an automobile across the tracks at Hudson street, in Elmira, by fast Erie express train No. 1001, from New York. The following particulars were gleaned later: Miss Beatrice Wells, aged 22 years, of 805 Holdridge street, was fatally injured Friday when the automobile she was driving was demolished by Erie passenger train No. 1001, at the Hudson street crossing of the Erie Railroad. Miss Wells died in St. Joseph Hospital shortly after being received there. Miss Leona Ten Eyck, aged 19 years, of 803 1/2 Holdridge street, miraculously escaped serious injury. It was reported from the hospital Saturday that Miss TenEyck was suffering from lacerations of the right cheek, lower lip, and right leg, and contusions on the right thigh. Several witnesses to the tragedy declared that the gates were not lowered at the time the car was driven on to the crossing. W. C. Walker, of 454 Spaulding street, the gate-tender, was detained several hours by the authorities, Friday evening, when a preliminary hearing was conducted at the police headquarters by Coronor Tracy Hamilton, who later released Walker in the custody of the plice. At the timeof the accident Miss Wells was driving Miss Ten Eyck to her home from Meeker's Business College, where she is a student. Miss Ten Eyck usually makes the trip each day, but when it was not convenient to do so on this Friday, Miss Wells drove from her home, picked up her friend at the Business College, and was taking her home. No other passengers were in the car. One witness stated that he was waiting in his automobile on the west side of the track for the gates to be raised. When a switch engine went into the Hygeia Refrigerating Company's switch and stopped, the crossing bars were raised, he stated. He had started his machine when he saw Miss Wells drive up on the tracks from the east. The approaching train was then between Henry street and Hudson street. Before Miss Wells could drive out of its path, her car was struck. The pilot of the locomotive carried the auto to Chemung place before it fell to one side. It was a mass of battered wreckage. The occupants of the automobile were taken to the office of the Elmira Builders' Supply Company, and a motor patrol was soon on the spot. It appears that there is a steep grade of more than six feet, encountered before driving upon the Hudson street crossing. The watch tower is so placed, with nearby buildings on the south side of Hudson street, that a view of the tracks south is obstructed. Drivers are entirely dependent on the crossing watchman being strictly on the job. The Erie passenger train that smashed into the young ladies was one of the fast through trains, and was in charge of Conductor J. J. Conners, of Buffalo, with Engineer Harry Morton, of Hornell, and E. J. Clark, also of Hornell, fireman. J. O. winslow, Erie Claim Agent, is conducting a thorough investigation. Mr. and Mrs. Wells, parents of Miss Wells, were on a business trip to Binghamton when the accident occurred. They intended to visit the Broome County Fair, after Mr. Wells had transacted his business, but as soon as the dispatch reached them of the accident, a fast motor brought them back to Elmira. The deceased was well known to many in this locality, where she has many relatives and friends. Mrs. H. F. Goodall, a clerk in the Rose store, is an aunt, Wade and Howard Goodall, of Mansfield, are cousins. Mark Youmans is also an uncle of Miss Wells. She was a popular member of Elmira's younger set. Through her genial disposition and kindly ways, she won the respect and friendship of everyone with whom she came in contact. She was born in Elmira, and attended the local schools and the Elmira Academy, graduating with the class of 1924. She also took a post graduate course in the South Side High School. For the past two years she has been associated with her father as stenographer and book-keeper, he being a building contractor. Miss Wells was always prominent in church work. She was a member of the First Church of Christ in Elmira. She was also a Sunday school teacher and had charge of the cradle roll. The funeral was held at the church Monday afternoon, the pastor, Rev. A. M. Baird, officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery. Besides her parents, Miss Wells is survived by two brothers, Stanley and Durland, a grandmother, Mrs. Alta Youmans, of Wellsboro; a grandfather, John Wells, of Mansfield; also several aunts, uncles and cousins. Miss Ten Eyck is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. G. Ten Eyck, of Elmira, former residents of Mansfield, and a one-time student of the Teachers' College. She was a very close friend of Miss Wells.
HENRY MARVIN WELLS, 88, died Monday (Sept. 3, 1934) at 8 p.m. at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles R. Hallock of 400 ½ Euclid Avenue. Mr. Wells was one of the oldest residents of Elmira, formerly Republican alderman from the old Third Ward serving under four different mayors. For 40 years he was connected with the Standard Oil Company, retiring in 1912. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Charles R. Hallock of Elmira and Mrs. J. Lionel Glenister of Garden City, N.Y. His wife, Mrs. Clara Welling Wells died several years ago. The body is in the Smith & Fudge funeral home and will be removed to the family home Wednesday. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frederick Henstridge will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Elmira Star-Gazette 9/4/1934
WELLS –MRS. MARY WELLS BROGDALE, 84 of 821 Farnham St. This morning, Nov. 21, 1951. Survived by sons, Howard Brogdale of Elmira and George of London, England; a daughter, Mrs. Lionel Kingston of London; six grandchildren. The body is at the Hagerman Funeral home where friends may call after 5 p.m. today and where funeral services will be held Friday at 3:30 p.m. The Rev. W. H. Willits. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/21/1951
WELLS - Reuben W. Wells, 49, of Millerton, PA died Saturday, March 29, 1958. He was an American LaFrance Corp. employee. Survived by wife, Mrs. Ruth Wells; daughter, Mrs. Jack Kingsley of Millerton, Mrs. James Ostrander of Elmira; son, Henry Wells of New York City; sister, Mrs. Ernest Thorpe and brother, Roger Wells, both of Millerton; six grandchildren. funeral was at the family home Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Gilbert Mitchell officiating. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. - Mansfield Advertiser, April 1958
WELLS WILLIAM O. (SRGP 8731)
William O. Wells, of Buffalo, 58 years old, died at the State Hospital, Blossburg, last Saturday of pernicious anemia. His funeral was held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock at the residence of F. L. Jennings, 354 Maple avenue, Elmira, Reverend G. A. Baldwin, pastor of Mansfield Methodist Episcopal church, assisted by Dr. John B. Shaw, of Elmira College officiating. Burial was made in Woodlawn cemetery. Mr. Wells had been at the hospital since April 13, 1917. William O. Wells was born in Jackson township and graduated at M. S. N. S. In the class of 1880. He frequently made short visits here. He was a brother-in-law of L. M. Palmer, of this place. Surviving Mr. Wells are one daughter, Lenore, a student at Elmira College, one brother, C. S. Wells of Trenton, N. J. And one sister, Mrs. John Lane, of Jackson Summit. Union Lodge, F. & A. M., 96, of Elmira, of which deceased was a member, had charge of the funeral and burial. Mr. Wells was a member of Richmond Avenue Methodist church of Buffalo. The following members of Friendship Lodge, F. & A. M., of Mansfield, attended the funeral. W. W. Allen, L. M. Palmer, M. H. Shepard, A. H. Vosburg, G. L. Palmer, J. E. Farrer, J. S. Hoard, Charles McDowell, F. A. Clark and G. L. Strait. Mrs. L. M. Palmer also attended the funeral. (Handwritten date 1917)
WELSH Dorothy E. "Dot" Satterlee
Age 81, of Elmira, NY, died into peace Wednesday, December 8th, 2010, at the Skilled Nursing Unit of St. Joseph's Hospital. Dorothy was born August 14th, 1929 in McGraw, NY the daughter of the late Ned and Rena (Smith) Welsh. She is predeceased by her husband, Leonard H. Satterlee, June 11th, 1997; and her brother, Ralph Welsh. Surviving Dot are her three children, Stephen Satterlee of Elmira, Scott (Barbara) Satterlee of Horseheads, Carol Bourbeau of Sarasota, FL; four grandchildren, Erin Herrick, Katie Satterlee, Kelly Fesetch, Leonard Satterlee; great-grandchildren, Lucas Herrick, Olivia Herrick, Ava Herrick, Nathan Patchen, Kayla Patchen, and Brianna Fesetch; brother, Kenneth (Lynette) Welsh of McGraw, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and numerous extended friends and family in Phoenix, AZ. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY Sunday, December 12th, 2010, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral service to follow at the conclusion of calling hours. The Reverend William Vallett will officiate. Interment services will be held at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira at the family's convenience. Dot was a home maker most of her life. She loved being a mom, grandmother, and "GG". She was a devoted New York Yankees fan. She liked to volunteer for the Corning Classic. She loved traveling. She and Len traveled extensively, visiting over 35 countries and RVing across the country many times. In lieu of flowers, please make memorials in Dorothy Satterlee's name to the American Cancer Society , c/o Amy Tuten ABC Channel 7, 1477 10th Street, Sarasota, FL 34236. Star-Gazette - December 10, 2010
WENCK BARBARA J. GOODELL
Age 56 of Elmira, NY. She was born July 23, 1951 in Elmira, daughter of the late Charles Lee and Alice (Straighter) Wenck and died Friday, July 27, 2007, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She is survived by her children, John W. Goodell, Michelle Niles and Katrina Young; brother and sister-in-law, Ray and Peggy Wenck; and nine grandchildren. Her memorial service will be held Monday, July 30th, at 12 noon in Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/29/2007 - 7/30/2007.
WESCOTT ALFRED A
Obituary in newspaper, Elmira New York. Alfred A. Wescott, 82 of 10Warner Ave ,died Monday May 3, 1954. Spanish American War Veteran; member of Trinity Episcopal Church and Ivy Lodge F & A M. Survived by nieces, Mrs. Hazel Spalding Miller and Mrs Clifford Miller both of Elmira, Elwood Wescott Spalding of Rochester. Body at Smith and Fudge Funeral Home where friends may call today 3 to 5 and 7 to 9. Funeral there Wednesday at 2 P.M. The Rev. David Kingman officiating, burial in the Woodlawn Cemetery Marilyn Crezee
WESCOTT BAILEY S
Obituary in Elmira New York newspaper. Bailey S. Wescott. The funeral of Bailey S. Westcott was held this afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Smith undertaking rooms, the Rev H.E. Hubbard officiating. The remains were removed to Buffalo for cremation and later will be placed in Woodlawn Cemetery. The decedent died Wednesday morning at the family home 561 Post Street. He is survived by his widow, a daughter Mrs Cora Spalding and a son Alfred A Westcott all of this city. Mr Westcott was a well know machinist and a foreman in the American-LaFrance Company plant for many years. Marilyn Crezee
WEST, Lottie L.
Of 1135 Penna Ave., Friday, March 17, 1967. Friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home Saturday 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert F. Lester. Burial Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by sister-in-law, Mrs. Katherine Soper of Elmira; niece, Mrs. Richard (Loraine) Von Hendy of Oak Harbor, Wash.; one grand nephew; three grand nieces. She was a member of the Loyal Chapter No. 265 OES and a member of the Elmira Grottoettes.
WESTERVELT - GOLDEN, Irma M., St. Joseph’s Hospital retiree: Age 82 of Bethany Manor, Horseheads, NY on Wednesday, March 10, 1999 at St. Joseph’s Hospital. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Monday, March 15, 1999 from 1-3 PM and 6-8 PM. Funeral and committal services will be held immediately following calling hours on Monday at 8:00 PM with the Rev. David Swartwood officiating. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make memorials in Irma’s name to the Faith Tabernacle Church, 155 Lenox Ave., Horseheads, NY 14845 or to a charity of one’s choice.
WESTON - BALDWIN, Genevieve L.
Formerly of Balsam Street - Was born February 12, 1918 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late Arthur and Lottie (Mold) Weston, and died peacefully on Sunday, December 28, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 90. Her loving husband, Mahlon B. Baldwin Sr., with whom she spent 54 wonderful years of life and love with, preceded her in death, July 6, 1990. Her son, Mahlon B. Baldwin Jr. and daughter, Irene Frances Baldwin also predeceased her. Her survivors include: son, Lloyd Richard Baldwin of Elmira, NY; daughter, Janice (Gary) Walker, also of Elmira, NY; 14 grandchildren, many great and great-great-grandchildren; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Edward (Verna) Baldwin of Elmira, NY; along with several nieces, nephews, great-nieces, great-nephews and a host of people who simply knew her as "Gram". Genevieve was an avid and devoted Bingo player. She loved watching the Price Is Right with Bob Barker and walked everywhere she went. She had a tremendous love for her grandchildren and they all loved her dearly. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Tuesday, December 30, 2008, from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring her life will follow the visitation. (6 p.m.) Lay Pastor John P. Knapp will officiate. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery privately at the convenience of her family. Memorial donations may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital SNF, 555 East Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/30/2008
WESTON - BOYCE
Harriett M. Age 89 of Horseheads, died on Wednesday, August 22, 2001 in Bethany Manor. Mrs. Boyce was predeceased by her husband Wesley Boyce in 1985 and her daughter Catherine Hapeman in 1991. Her surviving family includes grandchildren, Pamela (Michael) Wirsch of Auburn, CA, David (Andrea) Hapeman of Des Moines, IA, Donna (Gilbert) Rodriguez of Horseheads, NY; son-in-law, Donald (Ruth) Hapeman of Horseheads, NY; sisters, Genevieve Baldwin of Elmira, NY, Caroline Seaman of Sayre, PA; brothers, Harry Weston of Columbus, GA, Lloyd Weston of Horseheads, NY; great-grandchildren, Megan, Peter & Matthew Wirsch, Catie, Shannon & Rachael Hapeman, Jared Rodriguez; and several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Boyce was also predeceased by sister, Irene Brown, brothers, Robert, Edward & Vincent Weston and great-grandson Timothy Hapeman. A member of Oakwood United Methodist Church, Harriett belonged to Docks Tader Circle there. She was also a member of Elmira Heights Alert Chapter 648 O.E.S. Private services will be held at the convenience of the family. Internment Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads.
OBIT: JACOB WEYER
SOURCE: Elmira Daily Advertiser, dated Friday 27 June 1884
DEATH DATE: 26 June 1884
BURIAL: 29 June 1884, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY
Cause of Death: Bright's Disease (source: Woodlawn Cemetery lot card)
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"JACOB WEYER's Death.
"At an early hour yesterday morning Jacob Weyer, one of the most prominent citizens of Southport, died at his home near Southport Corners. The deceased came to this country in 1841. In 1853 he came to Elmira and went into the business of making brick. He afterward went into the milling business at Southport and continued in that branch of trade up to the time of his death. He was prominently connected with nearly all the German societies and associations of the city. Mr. Weyer was also a contributor to the German press. He leaves a wife and three children, George and Hiram of Southport Corners, and Mrs. Howes [sic, Elizabeth C. Weyer, married Harvey C. Howe], of Osceola, Pa. The funeral services will take place Sunday afternoon at 1 o'clock, under direction of the Free Masons." (Bracketed material added by transcriber}
OBIT: JOHN PHILIP WEYER
SOURCE: unknown newspaper (probably the Gazette) dated Wed., 17 July 1918
DEATH DATE: 16 July 1918.
BURIAL: 19 July 1918, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY
Cause of Death: Nephritis (source: Woodlawn Cemetery lot card)
Transcribed by: Anne Ross
"J PHILIP WEYER is Dead After Extended Illness.
"Venerable Elmira Resident, After Two Years of Ill Health, Dies at the Family Home Here--One of the Founders of the German Evangelical Church. "After an illness of two years or more, the venerable J. Philip Weyer died this morning at the long time family home, No. 517 William street. Philip Weyer was born in a little village on the Rhine in Germany, Ingelheim, April 26, 1836, so that he [illegible, died?] in his 82nd year. When he was twenty years old, Mr. Weyer came to Elmira, direct from his home town. He was induced to come here, to the then village, by his brother, some-what older, the late Jacob Weyer, for many years associated with the grist mill at the Bulkhead bearing his name, while the railroad crossing south of the Bulkhead is still known as Weyer's. At the time young Philip came here, his brother was making brick in a clay yard on Sullivan street, north of East Clinton street. In a few years Jacob sold out to his brother and located at the Bulkhead, where he built his grist mill about 1860. Jacob Weyer died many years ago, while yet a young man. The mill is still in existence. In the northern part of the city there is a notable depression between Lake street and the foot of East Hill, and there Philip Weyer established another brick yard, where he had discovered a splendid grade of blue clay, and this he developed until the clay deposit became exhausted in 1896, after years of working, the excavation making what has long been known as "Weyer's Pond." This pond is always full, being fed by scores of natural springs of the purest water. From this pond was taken the ice supply of the city, in a large degree, for many years, by a company in which Mr. Weyer was interested. When the clay deposit gave out in the yard, Mr. Weyer's company established another brick making plant, using shale from East Hill, where he located. This business was continued until that and the Horseheads company united under the name "Consolidated Brick Co. of Horseheads," about ten years ago, when, at the age of seventy-two, Mr. Weyer retired from all business activities, and there after, lived as he had desired, a peaceful and undisturbed life, reposeful and surrounded by his devoted family in a home of ample comforts. Mr. Weyer had but two civic positions. He was a school commissioner at large during 1884 to 1886, an appointment by the Common Council, and he was a park commissioner for two terms under one of the administrations of former Mayor Daniel Sheehan. Mr. Weyer was a member and one of the founders of the German Evangelical church in Elmira, and assisted in the erection of the first edifice on East Church street, and the present conspicuous house of worship on Madison avenue. In 1861 Mr. Weyer took to wife Miss Albertine Pautz, whose parents were well known citizens of Elmira, and there came to them five children, one of whom, Emma, died in 1889, at the age of eighteen years. There survive his widow; Laura E. and Dora M. at home; Julia, who is the wife of City Judge David N. Heller, and Otto W., who is in the lumber business in Buffalo. [text missing] "largely assisted in the upbuilding of Elmira, having for nearly 50 years been active in his business pursuits and at all times gaining the respect and confidence of the community. He was a man not given to exuberant demonstrations, but in a quiet way made himself felt. He was a home man. He loved his fireside, and that is a supreme test of the character of any man--for it is the tie that binds that is blest. Therefore, when the books are written and the acocunt closed there can be found opposite the name of Philip Weyer--"He was faithful, he was upright; he was beloved at home, and he lavished love in return. 'Tis enough." Thus passes into eternal rest another one of the stable citizens whose name will long be linked with the history of Elmira. The funeral of J. Philip Weyer will be held at the family home Friday, at 3 p.m. The remains will be removed to Buffalo for cremation."
WEYER –MRS. JULIA WEYER HELLER of 720 W. Water St., widow of Judge David N. Heller, this morning, June 29, 1956. She was a member of the Park Church. Survived by niece, Mrs. Chester C. Davis of Middletown, N.Y.; nephew, J. Philip Weyer of New York City; grandniece, Mrs. Winslow Hudson of Buffalo. The body is at the Smith & Fudge Funeral home where friends may call Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. and Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 1 p.m. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/29/1956
WHALEN - MRS. MABEL G. CRAIN
Mrs. Mabel G. Crain, of 820 Spruce Street, formerly of Mainesburg, Pa, and Elmira Heights, died Friday, April 7, 1972, at Arnot Ogden Memorial Hospital. Funeral service was at the Olthof Funeral Home Monday T 11 A.M. The Rev. Robert Delorme of the Oakwood United Methodist Church officiated. Burial was in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Stanley (Dorothy) Johnson of Elmira; son, William E. Kriner of Nashville, Tenn.; sister, Mrs. Mathias (Minnie) Dapp of Big Flats; brother, Lester Whalen of Johnson City; four grandchildren; six great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
WHEAT - DALGLISH, Marian Wheat
Died of natural causes March 5th, 2009 in Montecavallo, Macerata, Italy, in the home of her daughter, Sara Tulczyjew. She was 101. Born Marian Lois Wheat in Elmira NY, November 22, 1907, her father was Leroy Wheat of Naples, NY and mother, Florence Rauscher of Elmira. She lived at 212 North Avenue, Penn Yan, NY from 1978- 2000 - half of those years in the company of her husband, Ernest H. Dalglish (also born in Elmira in 1907. At the time of her death she had been under the care of her daughter, Sara Tulczyjew in Italy. Marian graduated from Elmira Free Academy and studied business for two years at Elmira Business College in Elmira, after which she worked for two years as chief revenue officer at Mansfield State Teachers College in Pennsylvania. She quit in order to get married and raise a family. After her children were educated, she returned to work, and eventually was promoted to head secretary in the research department of Health and Welfare Association of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh. Throughout her life she participated in numerous community services and social actions. Her strongest religious affiliation was with the Pittsburgh Friends Meeting. She and Ernest were volunteers in the Penn Yan Ambulance Corps in 1978-1980. She had four grandchildren. She is survived by her other daughter, Carolyn Cunningham (hospitalized in Canandaigua); and son, James who lives and works in the United Arab Emirates. Her ashes were laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, in late March. A commemoration will be held in Woodlawn Ceremony in honor of Marian in Mid-August. For details contact James at 315-694-3529.
WHEATON –ALMA E. OLDROYD, 76, Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA die Friday, January 16, 1998 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1921 in Knoxville, PA, the daughter of Alonzo and Edna Beckhorn Wheaton. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, James and Rose Oldroyd, Ft. Myers, FL, Gerald and Shirley Oldroyd, Gillett, PA, Albert and Maryann Oldroyd, Winder, GA, John and Olga Oldroyd, Camp Hill, PA; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, brothers, Wilford Wheaton of Westfield, PA; sisters, Lucille Smith, Elmira, NY, Ilene Gee, Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Oldroyd, in 1973. Funeral services were held at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland, PA on January 20, with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. –Canton Independent Sentinel.
WHEATON Alma E. OLDROYD, 76I, Mechanicsburg, PA, formerly of Lawrenceville, PA died Friday, January 16, 1998 at her residence. She was born June 27, 1921 in Knoxville, PA, the daughter of Alonzo and Edna Beckhorn Wheaton. She is survived by sons and daughters-in-law, James and Rose Oldroyd, Ft. Myers, FL, Gerald and Shirley Oldroyd, Gillett, PA, Albert and Maryann Oldroyd, Winder, GA, John and Olga Oldroyd, Camp Hill, PA; 13 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wilford Wheaton of Westfield, Pa; sisters, Lucille Smith, Elmira, NY, Ilene Gee, Elmira, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins. She was predeceased by a son, Kevin Oldroyd, in 1973. Funeral services were held at the Kenyon Funeral Home in Elkland, PA on January 20 with burial to be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Troy Gazette Register
WHEATON - MARTIN
Mary H. "Snookie" Age 68, of Horseheads, died at home surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on March 15, 2006. She was predeceased by her husband, Ross L. Martin, in 1979; and is survived by her daughters, Nancy Martin of Horseheads, with whom she resided, Katherine (Chris) Squier of Beaver Dams, NY; grandchildren, Michael and Carrie Squier at home; brothers and sisters, Nancy (Gary) Miller of Elmira, NY, Therese Harkins of Alexandria, VA, Jim (JoAnn) Wheaton of Hudson, FL, Tom (Bette Jayne) Wheaton of Sun Lake City, AZ; sister-in-law, Mae Wheaton of San Antonio, TX; and several nieces, nephews, grandnieces, grandnephews; and beloved "Spencer." Mary was also predeceased by her brother, William Wheaton, in 1997. She was born Mary Helen Wheaton on Jan. 21, 1938 to the late Frank Wheaton and the former Helen Johnson. For many years Mary and her husband co-owned and operated Martin Lubricants in Elmira. She also worked in the offices of both Kent Brown Automotive and Steve Acuto Pontiac. Mary attended St. Mary Mother Church in Horseheads, was a member of the Horseheads Moose Club and an avid bingo player. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Thurs., Mar. 23, 2006, from 5-8:00 p.m. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church, 816 W. Broad St., Horseheads, on Friday, Mar. 24, 2006, at 10:00 a.m. Burial service will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY 14830.
WHEELER - SMITH, Betty Jane
age 86 of Ridge Rd. Horseheads, NY, died
after a brief illness on Thursday, Mar. 25, 2010. Betty was born in Elmira, NY, on April 25, 1923 to the late Lloyd and Esther (Stewart) Wheeler. She is survived by her husband of 65 years, Herrick “Smitty” Smith; nephew, Timothy (Gale) Wheeler of Richmond, VA; God-daughter, Ronalee (John) DeMarchis of Big Flats, NY; and many friends and neighbors. Betty was also predeceased by her brother, Stewart Wheeler. She was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and a nursing school graduate of Highland Hospital in Rochester, NY. She was a nurse for Foster House Medical Affiliates for over 36 years. Betty was also a longtime member of North Presbyterian Church in Elmira, NY. Family and friends are TENTATIVLY invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Tuesday, March 30, 2010 from 2-3:00 pm. Her service will follow there at 3:00 pm with the Rev. Gary Chorpenning officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of her family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may also remember Betty with memorials to Arnot Ogden Medical Center, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY, 14901, Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Rd., Corning, NY, 14830 or Bethany Village, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY, 14845. A special thanks to the many doctors, nurses, aides, and caregivers not only for your recent care of Betty, but also for a career of friendship. Funeral home obituary.
WHEELER - CRAWFORD
Katherine J. (Wheeler) Age 52, of W. Gray Street, Elmira, New York, died on Tuesday, January 25, 2005, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born in Wareham, MA, on September 5, 1952 to the late Edgar and Katherine (Prigoric) Wheeler. Katherine was predeceased by her brother, John Wheeler; father-in-law, Leon Crawford Sr.; and sister-in-law, Sharon Stansfield. Survivors include her husband, Roy Crawford of Elmira; brother, Edgar (Katie) Wheeler of CA; sisters, Linda (Kerry) Wilcox of Horseheads, Betty (Mark) Sheehan of Elmira and Gloria Booker of CA; mother-in-law, Blanche (Jim) Briggs of Gillette, PA; sisters-in-law, Blanche Shock of Wellsburg and Rhonda Putnam of Troy, PA; brothers-in-law, Les Crawford of Newfield, NY and Lee Crawford of Elmira; special friends, Sheila French, Ruth Sprague and Lori Rathjen, all of Horseheads; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and her beloved cats, Jack and China. Katherine was a member of the cancer survivor group at the Falck Cancer Center. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, January 28th from 6 to 8 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 8 p.m. with Deacon George Welch officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Katherine's name can be made to the Falck Cancer Center
WHEELER Marian E. Mathews
86, Van Etten, died Friday, October 7, 2011, at Robert Packer Hospital, Sayre, PA. She was born in Montour Falls, NY on December 28, 1924 the daughter of Roy and Emma (Stillman) Wheeler. She is survived by daughter, Susan (Thomas) Mathews, Cayuta; son, Larry Stull, Van Etten; three stepsons, Roy (Bonnie) Mathews, Van Etten, Terry (Connie) Mathews, Van Etten, Richard (Kathy) Mathews, Cayuta; grandchildren, Jennifer, Michael, Stacy, Cheryl, Jackelyn, Kenny, Calvin, Jason; great-grandchildren, Dalton, Carley, Christopher, Caleb; brother, Ernest Wheeler, Montour Falls; nieces and nephews. Marian was predeceased by first husband, Henry Stull; second husband, Lee Mathews; brother, Francis Wheeler; and sister, Hazel Bowen. There are no calling hours or service. Inurnment is in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Arrangements are with Allen-Manzer Funeral Home, Spencer, NY. Star Gazette – October 9, 2011
ORA J. WHEELER, 89, of 103 Fairmont Road, Tuesday, April 13, 1961. He was a retired Erie Railroad baggage master and a member of Westside Methodist Church. No near survivors. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home. Calling hours today 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Dean Hill. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Advertiser 4/14/1961
WHEELER –PHYLLIS WHEELER WINKELMAN age 79 of Hendy Avenue, Wednesday, April 27, 1994. It was her request there be no prior calling hours. A graveside service will be conducted Monday, May 2nd at 2:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery by Rev. Claudine P. Crooks, her pastor at First Baptist Church. Friends may meet at the Walnut Street cemetery gate to be escorted to the service site as a group. Arrangements by Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home. She was a graduate of Cornell University where she received her B.S. and M.S. She started her 30 year career at Cobleskill in 194 as an instructor in Home Management and Clothing, was promoted to Associate Professor of Home Economics and later served under the title of Alumni Coordinator and Public Relations Coordinator, retiring in July 1974 in commemoration of her retirement, Alumni Day 1974 was dedicated in her name and she was presented a citation from the State University of New York Confederation of Alumni Associations, and was also honored by the SUNY Cobleskill Alumni Association with the 1974 Honorary Alumnus Award. She was Cobleskill’s Alumni coordinator for 10 years and worked hard and long molding the Association into a viable organization. She is survived by her cousin, Evelyn Wells of Bradford, PA and numerous close friends, including Dr. & Mrs. Irving L. Marks of Elmira. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/29/1994
WILLIAM J. WHEELER, JR. Age 78 of Rochester, NY, formerly of Elmira Heights, NY, died on Thursday, September 18, 2003, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Mr. Wheeler was born August 7, 1925 in Big Flats, NY, the son of the late William and Alveretta Avery Wheeler. He was a veteran of WWII serving his country with the U.S. Navy. Mr. Wheeler was a retired employee of Ward LaFrance and Ward 79, Elmira Heights, NY. Bill was a former member of Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post #154 in Elmira Heights and Horseheads Elks Lodge #2297. Mr. Wheeler was predeceased by his first wife Louise C. Wheeler on December 9, 1981; his daughter, Suzanne E. Wheeler Mowery on October 11, 1983; and by his brother, Earl Wheeler. Bill is survived by his wife, Ella Holly Buckley Wheeler; son and daughter-in-law, Gary W. & Patricia Wheeler of Horseheads, NY; former son-in-law and wife, Richard N. & Anne Mowery of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Tara Renee Mowery, Joseph William Wheeler, Sara Louise Wheeler Thomas & Bob Thomas, and Amanda Patricia Wheeler; great-granddaughters, Emily Thomas and Kelcie Thomas; sisters and brother-in-law, Lena Reed of Horseheads, NY, Edith Kennon and Grace & Walter Mitstifer, all of Cayuta, NY; step-children, Brenda & Karl Ochs, Kathy Knowles & Dave Heberle, Linda & Gene Serafine, Betty & Tim Doran, Jeffrey & Wendy Buckley, and Patricia Lynn, all of Rochester, NY; step-grandchildren, Holly Knowles, Justin Knowles, Michael Heberle, Michael Serafine, Lauren Serafine, Nicole Doran, Jenny Doran, Kellie Doran, Chelsea Buckley, Laura Buckley, Melanie Buckley; several nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Van Buskirk-Lynch Funeral Home, Mill St. & Grand Central Ave., Horseheads, NY, on Sunday September 21, 2003, from 2-4 and 7-9 PM. A Prayer Service will be conducted at the funeral home on Monday, September 22, 2003, at 9 AM by Deacon William P. Dougherty. A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church, 130 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. The Rev. Eugene Dobosz will be the Celebrant of Bill’s Funeral Mass. Interment in Elmira, NY, where Full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Wheeler. The family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mr. Wheeler through memorials to Clarence R. Oliver American Legion Post. #154, Elmira Heights, NY. –Elmira Star Gazette.
WHIPPLE - BOYD
Mrs. Blanche (Whipple) age 82, of 407 Perkins Ave., Horseheads, Friday, July 7, 1978, at the Arnot Ogden Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, Saturday from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held there Sunday at 1 p.m., the Rev.
R. David Oertel officiating. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorials to the first Presbyterian Church of Horseheads or the American Cancer Society. She is survived by her sister, Harriet Brown of Buffalo; nieces, Mrs. Barbara Bagley of Buffalo, Mrs. Betty Green of Rochester, Mrs. Virginia Clark of Syracuse; nephews, George Boyd of Shortsville, N.Y. and Ronald Whipple of Florida. Mrs. Boyd was the widow of C. A. Morton Boyd. She was a member of the first Presbyterian church of Horseheads; a life member of Horseheads Chapter OES; and a member of the Horseheads cultural and Historical society
WHIPPLE Charles J. "Jack"
A lifelong resident of Elmira died peacefully at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center on Tuesday morning, June 29, 2010 at the age of 76. Born on June 21, 1935 in Elmira, Jack was the son of the late Charles and Dorothy Wilson Whipple. He was married to Alice Day Whipple and she predeceased him on January 10, 2005 following 39 years of marriage. Jack was employed by Zeiser Wilbert Vault Inc. until his retirement. He attended Riverside United Methodist Church, enjoyed gardening and loved helping neighborhood children. Surviving is his beloved son, Arthur (Jean Rossettie) Whipple, Elmira; brothers, Jerome (Julie) Whipple, Elmira; Edward Whipple, Erin; James Whipple, VA; Harry (Roberta) Whipple, FL; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews. In addition to her parents, Jack was predeceased by a sister-in-law, Barb Whipple. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Friday, July 2, 1010 between the hours of 5-6 pm. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 6:15 pm. Burial will take place at the families convenience in Woodlawn Cemetery. – Elmira Star Gazette, June 30, 2010
WHIPPLE - RAPLEE PIERCE, Mildred A. (Whipple)
Age 94, of Wilmington, NC, died at Lower Cape Fear Hospice, surrounded by her family, October 14, 2007. Born on August 29, 1913 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Albert and Delphine Whipple. Millie was a long term resident of Locust St. in Elmira, and a lifelong member of Centenary United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her parents; her sisters, Edna Warters, Elsie McKay, Lillian Hammond, and Florence Escott; her infant daughter, Polly Rae Pierce; and her first husband, Frank Pierce (1972); also by her second husband, Carl Raplee (2003). She is survived by her daughter, Barbara Harris and husband, Donald of Azle, Texas; and son, Robert Pierce and wife, Cheryl (Fischer) of Wilmington, NC; granddaughters, Laurie Pitts and Amy Kepner, both of Wilmington, NC, Karen Moore of Glen Rose, TX, Holley Allgier of Mesa, AZ, and Kimberly Dusenbery of Lake Worth, TX; and by nine great-grandchildren; and a special niece, Alyce Adair of Elmira Heights, NY. Millie was a kind loving person who never spoke ill of anyone. She was well known on Locust St. for being a caring neighbor. She often made meals for folks that were incapable of providing for themselves, always considering others first and herself last. She was active in her church, singing in the choir and serving on several committees. She is with the Lord now, but her memory will live in our hearts forever, having made this world a better place. Memorial services are incomplete at this time. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that contributions be made, in Mildred's memory, to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1406 Physicians Dr., Wilmington, NC 28401. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.
CLAUDE B. WHITAKER age 82 of the Masonic Home, Utica, formerly of 1028 Smith St., Wednesday June 2, 1955. Body at Olthof Funeral Home where friends may call Thursday 7 to 9 and Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 10:30 a.m., the Rev. Keisle Martin. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Evelyn Fritz of Elmira and Mrs. Beatrice Wainwright of Scranton, Pa.; three grandchildren; six great-grandchildren. He was a member of Jessie L. Cooley Lodge, F&AM. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/1965
WHITCOMB –MRS. IDA J. LILLEY, widow of Charles F. Lilley, Monday, March 12,1945 at 742 W. First St. Survived by stepdaughter, Mrs. Miner Lee Bates of New York City, several cousins. Body is at Wilson Funeral Home where funeral will be held Wednesday, 2 p.m. Rev. Charles W. Pitman. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/1945
FUNERAL NOTICE: CHARLES W. WHITE.
SOURCE: Elmira Star Gazette, Mon 28 March 1921
DEATH DATE: Fri. 25 March 1921 in Hudson, NY
BURIAL: Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"CHARLES W. WHITE.
"The funeral of Charles W. White, formerly of this city, who died Friday at the Volunteer Fireman's Home at Hudson, N.Y., was held this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the Woodlawn chapel. The Rev. T.J. Bolger officiated and burial was in the Volunteer Firemen plot at Woodlawn cemetery. The Elmira Exempt Firemen's Association conducted the committal service."
WHITE - ELSTON Gloria Age 62, of Horseheads, NY, died unexpectedly on Thursday, February 16, 2006, at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Gloria is survived by her children, Tammy (Cecil Poole) Elston, Shaun and Kim Westrick Elston; grandchildren, Blake Elston, Peyton Elston, Dorian Elston; loving companion, Raymond Perry; sister, Beverly (Fred) Ricks of Tennessee; nieces, Corinna Stanton, Robin (Tony Phillips) Stanton; great-nieces, Rachael and Erika Phillips; uncle, George (Sally) Taylor of Anderson, SC; and aunt, Juanita Taylor of Brookville, MD. Gloria was predeceased by her father, Richard White; and by her mother, Ruth White, who died the day before Gloria. Gloria loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She received her rewards in life by helping others. Gloria retired from Verizon Communications and worked at Eckerd Drug Store on South Main St. in Elmira. To relax, Gloria would do embroidering, scrap booking, or play Mahjongg. She also enjoyed collecting teddy bears, wolves and angels, which she often gave as gifts. Gloria's calling hours will be held together with her mother's at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Sunday, February 19, 2006, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Funeral and Committal Service will be held there on Sunday evening at 8:00 p.m., with Reverend Ann Mowery officiating. Interment will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the American Heart Association in Gloria's memory.
WHITEMAN –MRS. FAYE DIXON CLINTON age 62 formerly of 409 Oak St., Friday, Sept. 15, 1972 following an extended illness. Friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home, Saturday 7 to 9 p.m., Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal services there Monday at 11 a.m., Rev. Hollis Hayward, pastor of Christ United Methodist Church officiating. Burial at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make contributions to the building fund of the Bethany Retirement Home, Horseheads. Survived by husband, Oren W. Clinton; son, Billie T. Dixon of Reckford, Ill.; two daughters, Mrs. Dor (Marion) Miles, Mrs. Adolph (Carol) May, both of Elmira; brother, Martin Whiteman of Clarence, Pa.; two sisters, Mrs. Mildred Chambers of Clarence and Mrs. Marian Herr of Turbotville, Pa.; eight grandchildren. She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church; employee of the Bendix Motor Components Div. And a member of the Women of the Moose. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/16/1972
WHITMAN Edward E."Budd" Age 77, died on Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Carole; sons, Douglas Whitman, Scott and Dana Whitman; daughter, Barbara and Brian Tapp; grandchildren, Linzee and Darryl Reese, Zachary Baldwin, Joel Whitman, Rebecca Whitman; great-grandchildren, Deegan, Danica Reese; special friend, "Sparky"; brothers and sister-in-law, Arthur and Joyce Whitman, Richard Whitman; several nieces and nephews. Budd was a life member of the VFW, Loyal Order of Moose, Elmira Eagles, Elmira Heights American Legion, N.R.A. He loved collecting guns, enjoyed boats, the lake and working with his hands. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Saturday, February 25, 2006, from 3:00 to 6:00 p.m. with funeral and committal there at 6:00 p.m. The Reverend Chris Curry will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn National Cemetery.
WHITMAN - LAURA V. KEISTER
NEWFIELD - Laura V. Keister, 94, of 718 Van Kirk Road, Newfield, died Wednesday, October 4, 2006, at the Cayuga Medical Center. She was a daughter of the late Calvin and Fannie Deul Whitman. Laura was a member of the Mystic Chapter of the Eastern Star. Survivors include son, Duane M. (Pamela S.) Keister of Newfield; daughter, Deloise L. (David J.) Wall of Newfield; grandchildren, Kevin and Tracy Wall, Kimberly and Timothy Payne, and Gregory Edwards Jr.; also great-grandchildren, Patrick Payne, Abbigail Wall and Kassidy Payne; sisters-in-law, Alma Whitman of Rochester, and Phillomeno Whitman of Texas; and several nieces and nephews; also a close family friend, Denise and Morgan Price of Spencer. Besides her husband, Melvin H. Keister (1991), she was also predeceased by three brothers. Memorial services will be held Saturday, November 4, 2006, at 2:00 p.m. at the Trumbulls Corner Church, Newfield, with Pastor Dale Ford officiating. Private graveside services at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, New York, will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Newfield Rescue Squad or the charity of one's choice. Bangs Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements.
Hugh L. Whitmore, W. Seneca, NY and formerly of Elmira, NY died Tuesday, October 29, 1996 in Buffalo, NY. Mr. Whitmore retired from Conrail (Erie-Lackawanna Railroad) and was a member of F.O.E. #2692, Depew, NY. He is survived by his wife, Leanore A. Whitmore; son and daughter-in-law, William J. and Sheila Whitmore of Elmira, NY; grandson, Jayson Whitmore of Elmira, NY; nieces, Diane Graber and Darlene Austin, both of Gillett, PA. Funeral services were held at the Barrett Funeral Home on November 2 with the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Edmunds officiating and interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Contributions may be directed to the American Cancer Society in his memory. (TGR November 7, 1996)
ELMER WHITNEY peacefully passed away October 4, 2014 due to an extended illness. Elmer was raised by Cora and Minor Friends of Jackson Summit and considered them his parents. He was predeceased by brothers, Wayne Whitney, Warren Whitney, Rosalie Fish and very close family, Harry and Almond Friends, Leah Friends Williams and Dorothea Marsh, all formally of Jackson Summit. Elmer is survived by close family Richard Kesterke II, Suzanne Peters, Leah Friends, Candy Foley, Sherri Foster and Terri Kramer, all formerly of Jackson Summit; niece, Anna Jelliff of Georgia and many, many friends. Elmer loved life and the people in it. He made friends wherever he went. Elmer enjoyed a life of farm work and a career on the highway crew in Tioga County for PENDOT. Elmer loved to travel and drove many miles in Tioga County being a helpful friend. Elmer made countless trips to Florida, cross country and eventually to Alaska with traveling companion David Fuller of Mainesburg, PA. Enormous thank you for the care Elmer received in his last years to Susquehanna Home Care & Hospice of Wellsboro and especially to Sheila Dauphinais and staff at Sheila's Personal Care Home in Mansfield, PA where he found care, love and laughter. Family and Friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY on Saturday October 11, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM with Funeral and Committal Service there at 11:00 AM. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery,
WHITNEY Jean A
Mrs. Jean A. SHAPPEE, 24, formerly of Elmira, died unexpectedly early Sunday, Feb. 23, 1941, at her home in Binghamton. She was a member of the Baptist Church. Surviving are her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Raynard Whitney of Elmira, a brother Leslie Whitney and one niece. The body is at Hagerman funeral home. The funeral will be held Wednesday time to be announced later. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery.
WHITNEY Jill K.
Age 49, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, January 13, 2010, at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her mother, Arlyne Whitney; and sister, Luanne Compton. Survivors include her sons, Brandt (Heather Pack) Bachert of Elmira and Ryan (Elizabeth Campbell) Whitney of Elmira; father, Melvin Whitney of Elmira; brother, Jim (Rhonda) Whitney of MI; three grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, January 21st, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Memorial Service for Jill will take place there at 1 p.m. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on January 19, 2010
WHITNEY Melvin Reed Whitney
Elmira: Age 84, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, May 21, 2011 at home. He was born on August 2, 1926 to the late Lee and Frances Whitney. Melvin was predeceased by his parents, wife, Arlene Dietrich Whitney in 1965, daughters, Luanne Compton in 2004 and Jill Whitney in 2010, grandson, Michael Compton in 2003 and sisters, Mary (Earl) Mitchell and Betty Jefferson. He is survived by his son and daughter-in-law, James and Rhonda Whitney of MI; son-in-law, Randall Compton of Lockwood, NY; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews and his dearest friend, Sharon Green who stood by, cared for and comforted him in his final years. Melvin was employed for over 20 years by Dairylea and retired from Leprino Foods Company in Horseheads. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, May 24th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Service will follow at 7 p.m. with Rev. David Sullivan officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – May 21, 2011
MURIEL WHITTAKER CHAMBERLAIN
Mrs. Muriel Whittaker Chamberlain, 74, of 1457 Acorn Ave., Pine City, NY, died Tuesday, April 5, 1988. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Elmira, NY. Preceding her in death were her husband, Dr. Francis Chamberlain, in 1969 and her brother, Lincoln Wittaker, in 1959. Surviving are a son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Marcia Chamberlain of Pine City, NY; two sisters-in-law, Mrs. Charles (Virginia) Messing of Millerton and Mrs. Lawrence (Eleanor) Linderbery of Sarasota, Fla.; a brother-in-law, Ralph Chamberlain of Lompoc, Cal.; and two nieces, Mrs. Robert Crowningshield and Mrs. Judy Welliver. Services were held at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, Friday, April 8. The Rev. Clinton Barlow officiated. Interment was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Arnot-Ogden Memorial Hospital for Cardiac Surgery or the Heart Fund.
WHITTLE –MRS. JULIA A. MCDONALD, 52, of 752 Copley St. Thursday, Nov. 7, 1946. Survived by husband, Clarence F. McDonald; daughters, Mrs. Donna Meeks and Mrs. Pearl Reese, both of Westfield, Pa.; sons, Clarence Jr. and John, both of Elmira; father, John Whittle of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Smith of Blossburg, Pa.; brother, Mathew Whittle of Morris, Pa. The body will be removed Saturday evening from the Hagerman Funeral Home to the family home where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Monday. Rev. A. B. Campson. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette -11/8/1946
WHITTY Isaac C. "Ike"
Age 54 of Elmira, NY. He was born October 6, 1957 in Elmira, son of Earl, Sr. and Jerusha (Baker) Whitty and died Saturday, July 14, 2012 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was predeceased by his father and sister Barbara Whitty. Ike is survived by his wife of 27 years, Sharon; children Nicole Rollins, Jeremy and Thomas Whitty; 4 grandchildren; mother Jerusha Whitty; brothers Earl, Michael and Carl; sisters Deborah and Stephanie along with a host of nieces and nephews. Ike retired from Chemung County. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Friday, July 20th from 11 am to 1 pm. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 pm. Rev. Jerry Berbary will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Star Gazette – July 18, 2012