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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WICH - TUCKER
Marilyn Wich Westside United Methodist Church Organist Age 71 of 300 S. Main Street Elmira, NY, died Thursday, September 27, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after and extended illness. She was born October 28, 1929 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Eugene and Leona (Rockwell) Wich. She was preceded in death by her loving husband, James Richard Tucker November 26, 1983; brother, Richard E. Wich in 1983 and brother-in-law, Daniel Kaufman in 1998. Her beloved children survive Marilyn: son and daughter-in-law, Gary R. and Catherine Tucker of Elmira, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Barbara T. and James R. Mosher also of Elmira, NY; grandchildren, Lynn M. (Jason C.) Hendershot, Gary R. (fiance Nicole L. Colony) Mosher, Brian A. Mosher and Kimberly L. Mosher, Patricia M. Tucker; great granddaughter, Mackenzie; sister, Dorothy Kaufman of Ardsley, NY; sister-in-law, Shirley M. Wich of Millport, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Marilyn taught piano and organ for over 30 years. She was a church organist for over 40 years. For many years she played the piano for the local Lions and Kiwanis organizations. Marilyn received her greatest joy from supporting her family in all of their activities. Her family was her life. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Sunday, September 30, 2001 from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 PM. Funeral Services will be held there on Monday at 11:00 AM. Her Pastor, the Reverend Nancy Parr will officiate. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial Donations in the name of Marilyn W. Tucker may be directed to the Westside United Methodist Church Memorial Fund 744 West 1st Street Elmira, NY 14905.
WICH Robert E.
Of State Route 228, Alpine, NY, died April 10, 2008 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. He was born in Elmira, NY, on June 2, 1923, the son of the late Frederick and Lillian Giesa Wich. He is survived by his children, Robert and Mary Jo Wich of Painted Post, NY, Diane and James Benjamin of Alpine, NY, and Steven and Katherine Wich of Alpine, NY; grandchildren, Wendy (Sherwood) Underdown, Michael (Angie) Benjamin, Joann Wich, Steven, Brian and Laura Wich; great-grandchildren, Alexandria and Jesse Underdown, Jordyn Manzer and Orrey Benjamin; brother, Roger (Nancy) Wich of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Alma Wich of Rochester, NY; along with several nieces, nephews and cousins. Mr. Wich is predeceased by his wife, "Prudy" in 1995 after 52 years of marriage; brothers, Fred (Hap), Jack and Charles; and his sister, Betty. Mr. Wich retired in 1985 from Courser, Inc., Big Flats, NY, as a Master Tool & Die Maker. He was a member of the Mecklenburg United Methodist Church and was a faithful member of the Cole-Hansonberger-Deland American Legion Post #676, Odessa, NY. Mr. Wich served his country during WWII in the European Theater. Bob took great pride in his family, home and farm. The family will receive relatives and friends at the Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, 534 Church Street, Odessa, NY, on Sunday, April 13, 2008, between the hours of 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. His funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Monday at 10:00 a.m. The Rev. Jeannie Bleiler will officiate. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, where full Military Honors will be accorded Mr. Wich. Expressions of sympathy may be directed to the American Legion Post #676, Odessa, NY. The family of Mr. Wich would like to thank the Staff on Floor 3C at Arnot Ogden Medical Center for the wonderful and compassionate care of their father. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/12/2008.
WICKS –MADELINE MARIE WICKS DICKERSON age 92, of Elmira, NY, died Wednesday, May 24, 2006, at Elcor Health Services. She was born on September 5, 1913 in Savona, NY. Madeline is the wife of the late Theus F. Dickerson. Four children, 18 grandchildren, 20 great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren survive her. Madeline was an associate member of the Elmira Wesleyan Church. It was Madeline's request that there be no calling hours and a private graveside service be held at the convenience of the family. (Supposed to be buried at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY with her husband.) –Elmira Star Gazette
WILCOX - THEETGE Alma E. (Whitson) On August 8, 2006, age 97, in Rochester, NY. Predeceased by her first husband, Juan "Dike" Whitson; her son, Juan Whitson Jr.; and her second husband, Harold Theetge. She is survived by her daughter-in-law, Kay Lana of Rochester, NY; grandsons, Scott Whitson, Steven (Jean) Whitson; great-grandchildren, Micah and Joel Whitson, all of CA; many nieces, nephews and dear friends. Calling hours Sunday, 2 to 5:30 p.m. at the Falvo Funeral Home, 1395 N. Goodman St., Rochester, NY (585-872-1010), with a Prayer Service following calling hours at 5:30 p.m. Donations may be made to a charity of one's choice. Graveside services Monday, 11:30 a.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
WILCOX – The Elmira Advertiser - Thursday Morning - April 26, 1917 -
Bird F. Wilcox
Bird F. Wilcox died yesterday morning at his home in this city, aged fifty-five years. He is survived by his wife and two brother, Theodore and Fred, of this city. The funeral announcement will be made later.
The Elmira Advertiser - Friday Morning - April 27, 1917 - Page 2
Bird F. Wilcox
Bird F. Wilcox died Wednesday morning at the family home in East Elmira, aged 55 years. He is survived by his widow and two brothers, Theodore and Fred, of this city. The funeral will be held this afternoon at the Woodlawn chapel at 2 o’clock, Burial will be in Woodlawn.
WILCOX - Harriet W. - Mrs. Harriet W. Darrow, 45, of Mansfield died Wednesday, Jan. 13, 1937. She was born in Arnot Mar. 31, 1891, and in 1920 married James A. Darrow and resided in Niagara Falls until 1929 when the family moved to Covington. In October, 1935, she came to Mansfield. She was a member of the Arnot Presbyterian Church. Besides her husband, she is survived by two children, James A. Darrow Jr. and Gladys Emily, at home; her father, Andrew Wilcox, of Arnot; three sisters, Mrs. Edward Watkins of Arnot, Mrs. C. W. Emmert of Middletown, Pa., and Mrs. Harold Dailey of Blossburg, and a brother, Frank Wilcox, of Williamsport. The funeral will be held at the Wilcox home in Arnot Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. David J. Griffiths of the Mansfield Baptist Church officiating. Burial will be in Arbon Cemetery, Blossburg. Submitted by Barbara Conrad
JOHN SAMUEL WILCOX of 112 Chemung Pl. died early Sunday morning, July 17, 1938. He leaves his wife; a daughter, Miss Grace Colby, Philadelphia; six sons, Leon S., Rochester, Clifford, Elmira, Harry L., Syracuse, Albert S. and Ralph K., Fulton, N.Y., Harold at home; a brother, James F. Wilcox, Rutland, Pa., also 17 grandchildren. The body is in the Phillips Funeral Home and Monday afternoon will be taken to the family home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Henry White will officiate. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/1938
LEWIS S. WILCOX age 73, of pine Valley, Thursday, Sept. 28, 1967. Friends may call at the Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. Calling hours Friday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Bruce W. Porter. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Mrs. Margaret Randall Wilcox; son, Donald P. Wilcox of Pine Valley; step-daughter, Mrs. George (Marie) Varner of Watkins Glen; step-sons, Robert W. Mason of Middleboro, Mass., Stewart R. Mason of Elmira Heights; six grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wilcox was a retired carpenter and farmer. –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/29/1967
WILCOX MAUREEN J. WEAVER
Maureen J., Age 68 of Elmira, NY died August 8, 2007 at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center. Maureen was born on June 23, 1939 in Elmira to Sarah and Harry Wilcox. She has now joined her son Michael, who died of leukemia in 1986 and grandson William, stillborn in 2001 in eternal peace. She was predeceased by her sister Frances (Wilcox) Wolfe and brothers Richard, Robert and Lawrence Wilcox. She is survived by her loving husband, Francis "Mickey" Weaver; daughters, Cassandra (Doug) Hotchkiss and Cynthia (Donald) Wida; grandchildren, Morgan, Aaron, Julia, Elise and Corinne; sister, Shirley Mitchell; sisters-in-law, June and JoAnne Wilcox, Mary Harrison, Bernice and Margaret Weaver and friend of the family Mary Humpton; brothers-in-law, David (Mary Jane) and Anthony Weaver; many nieces, nephews, grand nieces and grand nephews; and very special friends, Aurora and Debbie. Maureen graduated from Harpur College and received her Master's from Elmira College. Together with her husband, they founded the Twin Tier Racquet Club in 1974. She served as president of Compassionate Friends, was an avid gardener and restored several houses to their original splendor. Her greatest passion was her grandchildren whom she loved with all of the essence of her being. She bravely survived brain aneurysm surgery, the loss of her precious son and grandson and metastatic cancer for over six years. Visitation will be at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens on Saturday, 5-8 p.m. with burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations to Hospice of the Southern Tier are appreciated in lieu of flowers.
WILDE –MARY WILDE BUCKLEY age 74, formerly of Elmira at Miami, Florida, Sunday, Nov. 21, 1965. Body was cremated in Florida. There will be an interment service at the grave in Woodlawn Cemetery on Saturday, December 11 at 11 a.m. Survived by daughter-in-law, Mrs. Leonard Buckley, grandson, Robert Buckley, both of Niagara Falls, N.Y.; several nieces and nephews. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/7/1965
WILKES –MRS. MAUDANNA ROBB MANLEY, 94 of Orlando, FL formerly of Troy died Sunday Jan. 7, 1900. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star, Canton and attended the Central Christian Church, Elmira. She is survived by a son, Charles E. Robb Jr. of Orlando; granddaughters, Diane R. Lee and Gail Bayne, both of Orlando and three great-grandchildren. A graveside service was held Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. The Rev. George Durie officiated. –Towanda Daily Review
WILKINS - George V. Wilkins- George V. Wilkins died this morning at 2:35 o'clock at the family home, 223 Steuben Street, Corning after a brief illness of pneumonia. Mr. Wilkins, was born in Canton, Feb. 16, 1876/ He was a son of Henry D. and Martha Glover Wilkins and had resided nearly his entire life at Pine City, except for the past four years, when he resided in Corning. He married Miss Sadie E. Hoffman, Nov. 4, 1908 in Pine City. Mr. Wilkins was a member of the Charles G. Fairman Lodge, I. O.O.F. of Pine City and the Rebekah Lodge, of Pine City. He is survived by his widow, a brother, Henry E. Wilkins, 103 Hazel Street, Elmira The funeral will be held at the family home in Corning, Wednesday, at 1 p.m. The Rev. E. J. Stewart of the First Presbyterian Church, Corning, Will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira
WILKINS Jonathan J. "Jon"
Age 53, died Thursday, October 11, 2007 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Jon was born October 24, 1953, son of the late James H. and Ann Guinane Wilkins. He is also predeceased by an infant son, Jonathan James Wilkins. Jon is survived by his sons, Anthony J. Wilkins of Wilmington, NC with wife, Catherine, Gabriel J. Wilkins of Campbell, NY, and Bartholomew D. Wilkins of Gillett, PA with fiancée Erica Fitzwater; 5 grandchildren; sisters and brothers-in-law, Judy and Ray Bellows of Bentley Creek, PA, and Sandra and Dennis Crawford of Avoca, NY; former wife, Nancy Wilkins of Athens, PA; step-mother, Firmina Sweeney Wilkins of Pine City; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Also surviving are his life long friend, James Blake of Bentley Creek, PA, and his beloved canine companion, "Buster". Jon had a life long love of cars and worked as an auto body technician for a number of years. His sons inherited their dad's love of cars. At the age of 40 Jon returned to school and earned his Bachelor's and Master's of Science in Social Services from SUNY Binghamton. He spent many years as a Mobile Therapist in the Southern Tier of New York and the Northern Tier of Pennsylvania. His work, both on and off the job, was devoted to helping troubled youth. An avid outdoorsman, Jon enjoyed hunting and fishing. A doting grandfather, Jon loved to spoil his grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Sunday October 14, 2007 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:15 p.m. Interment will take place on Monday, October 15, 2007 at Woodlawn Cemetery at 12:00 noon. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/13/2007.
WILLIAMS Catherine- Elmira Star-Gazette, Dec.23, 1944: "Mrs.Catherine A. Hollenbeck of 559 Post St., widow of John W. Hollenbeck, died on Friday, Dec.22, 1944. She is survived by daughter Mrs. Belle Smith of Elmira; sons Howard Hollenbeck of Elmira and Bert Wilson of Baltimore; sisters Mrs. Rose Tompkins, Mrs. Mary Surmany, Mrs. Martha Hixon, all of Wilkes-Barre, PA; three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren. The body is at Charles F. Hughes & Son Funeral Home and will be taken to the family home late Saturday where the funeral will be held Tuesday, 3:30 pm. The Rev. Henry White will officiate. Burial at Woodlawn Cemetery." Note: Catharine Ann Williams was the daughter of Hugh William and Rebecca Davis, both immigrants from Wales. Catherine was born outside Scranton, Pa. and lived there until 1923 when she joined her daughters in Elmira. Son Bert Wilson was born before her marriage to John Hollenbeck. The family story was he was the son of a wealthy man. I always wondered if great grandma was working as a maid in the home of a wealthy Scranton family and taken advantage of by their son. Another mystery to solve. He married but died without issue, so no descendants to query. Nancy Long (email@example.com)
DON LLEWELLYN WILLIAMS, 82, of Mesa, AZ, formerly of Elmira, passed away on August 11, 2014. Don was preceded in death by his parents William Llewellyn and Pearl Hager Williams and his brother, Richard LeRue Williams. Don is survived by his wife of 45 years, Nina L. and sons, Larry G (Peggy) of Peoria, AZ; Roy E (Diane) of Mission Viejo, CA; and daughter Tia M. (Joseph) Billetdeaux of Mesa, AZ. Don is also survived by nine grandchildren and six great-grandchildren. Don lived for many years in Elmira, NY where he was a Past Master of Elmira Lodge #95. Don moved to Williamsport, PA and then to Mesa, AZ where he enjoyed the warm weather, but still missed the "changing of the colors". A visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 19, 2014 from 12:00-1:00 p.m., followed by a 1:00 p.m. Funeral Service at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. and Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery will follow. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to your favorite charity, –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/17/2014
WILLIAMS Ellen - MARVIN
Ellen E. Age 67, of Elmira, NY. She was born February 17, 1939 in Riverdale, MD, daughter of the late Frank and Lillian (Terry) Williams, and died Wednesday, February 22, 2006, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. She was predeceased by her parents; husband, Richard in 2002; and brother, Edward Williams in 1988; and is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Margaret and James Crum of Stafford, VA; son and daughter-in-law, Joseph and Barbara Manikowski of Covington, PA; grandchildren, Kelley Crum (Aaron Dent), Nathan (Danyelle) Crum, Krista and Kyle Manikowski; great-grandchildren, Jacob, Madison, Jenna and Emma; sister and brother-in-law, Nancy and Charles Wilson of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Frank and Ruth Williams of Harrisburg, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Marvin enjoyed arts and crafts, especially quilting. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, February 24th, from 6 to 8 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Saturday, February 25th, at 9:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in Ss. Peter & Paul Church. Rev. Walter L. Wainwright, Celebrant. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
WILLIAMS Floyd Adam
Age 96 of Elmira, NY, born in Elmira to William and Margaret (Corwin) Williams, died on Wednesday June 26, 2013. There will be no calling hours. Private interment of both Floyd and his wife Jacquelyn, of 69 years, will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery Elmira with full military honors accorded for both of them on July 3. Rev. Susan Husted officiating. Floyd is survived by sons Jay (Linda) Williams of Snellville, GA, John (Megan) Williams of Wilmington, NC and daughter Janice Williams of Elmira; granddaughter Marnie O'Dea (John) Malone; grandsons Garrett (Sara) Williams and Derek Williams; great granddaughters Delaney O'Dea Malone and McKenna Feeney Malone. He was a member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club serving as Secretary (Distinguished) for 24 years and Treasurer for 39 years. Floyd received the highest Kiwanis International award, the George F. Hixson Fellowship. To honor Floyd, each year a High School Senior receives the "Floyd Williams" Kiwanis Foundation Scholarship and the dinosaur examination table in the pediatrics unit at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center is named "Floyd". A veteran of the U.S. Army serving in WW ll in Iceland and Europe retiring with the rank of Major and 21 years in the U.S. Army Reserves. Floyd retired as Vice President from Elmira Savings Bank and for many years was a Tax Instructor and Counselor for AARP. Those wishing may make donations to Elmira Kiwanis Club Foundation, P.O. Box 891 Elmira, NY. 14902. Star Gazette – June 30, 2013
WILLIAMS Franklin W. Of 147 W. Gray St., Elmira, NY. He was born August 17, 1925 in Elmira, son of the late Franklin and Erma (Coe) Williams and died peacefully Thursday, March 15, 2007, at home after an extended illness. He is survived by his loving and devoted wife, Ella, with whom he celebrated 60 years of marriage in August. He is also survived by his children, Donna (Michael) Spaziani, John (Lorraine) Williams, Judy (Thomas) Johnstone and Karen Rohde (Joe Cavallaro); his loving grandchildren, Kim (Jeff) Granger of Horseheads, Kristie (Bill) Finnerty of Elmira, Stacey (Aaron) Turnier and Wendy Johnstone, all of Las Vegas, NV, Jackie Rohde of Cortland, NY, Jeff Rohde of Seattle, WA, Eric and Jillian Williams, both of Elmira; great-grandchildren, Zacary, Jenna and Lucas Granger, Abbie and Daniel Finnerty, Hayden Turnier, Maddyn Johnstone-Thomas, Jessica Rohde and Jacob Lord; sisters, Shirley (Frank) Bauer of Horseheads, Marilyn (Robert) Ruggles of Donna, TX; along with several nieces and nephews; and special neighbors, Sharon Tallo and Karen Queen. Frank retired from Hardinge, Inc., and was an active member of the First Baptist Church. He devoted his time to his children, serving on the P.T.A. and as president of Small Fry where he was active as a coach and later as an umpire for softball, baseball and fast pitch. In later years he enjoyed playing golf and spending time with his great-grandchildren. He will always be remembered as a loving husband, father and grandfather. He was a proud member of the United States Marine Corps and participated in the ceremony at the surrender of the Japanese Military Forces in China in October 1945. He was a member and served as an honor guard with the Marine Corps League, E.J. Brewer Detachment. One of his proudest moments was serving as Grand Marshall for the 2006 Elmira Memorial Day parade. Frank touched the lives of many. He will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, March 18th from 3 to 6 p.m. His funeral service will be held on Monday, March 19th at 11 a.m. at the First Baptist Church, 121 W. Church St., Elmira. Rev. Dennis Christiansen will officiate. Committal prayers and interment, with Military Honors, will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
WILLIAMS Harriet - BUTLER
Harriet Elizabeth Age 95, of the Heritage Nursing Home in Athens, died Sunday, October 2, 2005, at the nursing home. A longtime Elmira resident, she was born June 6, 1910 in Owego, NY, the daughter of the late Charles and Harriet Lewis Williams. She retired from Bendix/Facet Enterprises in 1975 and helped with the Artic League for many years. She is survived by a sister, Florence Spriggs of Nashville, TN; sister-in-law, Dorothy Williams; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her husband, William Joseph Butler; sister, Edith Cheeks; and brothers, Clarence, Stuart and George Williams; sister-in-law, Mary Ann Williams. Friends and family may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church St., Elmira, NY on Thursday, October 6, 2005, from 12 Noon to 1 p.m. with Funeral Services to follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. John Spriggs officiating. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.
WILLIAMS Helen - MRS. HELEN (ARTHUR L.) DARTT of 954 Johnson St., Sunday, June 11, 1972. Friends are invited to call at the MacPherson Funeral home Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Wednesday at 2 p.m., the Rev. James Collae. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughter, Mrs. Myles (Betty) Baker of Elmira; a son, Robert W. at home; one grandson, Myles Robert Baker of Elmira; several nieces, nephews and cousins. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/12/1972
CAMPBELL Jane W. Age 82, of Burtonsville, MD, formerly of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, March 21, 2006, in Burtonsville, MD. She was born April 8, 1923 in Elmira, daughter of the late Jesse and Rose (Harrisson) Williams, Sr. She married Arthur Campbell. Jane was predeceased by her brother, Jesse Williams, Jr. She was the devoted mother of Carolyn Jordan, JoElla Robinson, Dorcas, Basil and LeeRoy McClain. Jane was the loving and proud grandmother of Winter and Crystal Jordan, Michael and Bernice Robinson, Cassandra, Cristian, Gregory, Matthew and Brandon McClain. She will be missed by her sons-in-law, Michael Robinson and Lavern Manigault; daughters-in-law, Gail and Barbara McClain; her Aunt Louise Ellis; a cousin, Melvin Christie; best friend, Alberta Sweeting; Goddaughter, Tracy Brown; several nieces, nephews and many friends. Jane was known for her talented culinary skills and gracious home entertaining of family and friends. She formerly worked for Honorable Judge Charles Swartwood, St. Patrick Convent and the Chemung County Office of the Aging. She was a former foster parent with the Elmira Glove House, a former YWCA board member and was active in area voting. She attended All Saints Home C.O.G.I.C. and later the former Minnie L. Floyd A.M.E. Zion Church. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave. on Friday, March 24th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Roosevelt Simmons will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may remember Jane through donations to Frederick Douglass Memorial A.M.E. Zion Church, 402 Madison Ave., Elmira, NY 14901.
WILLIAMS June - RYERSON, June Williams
Age 90, of Elmira, died at her home on Sunday, June 8, 2008. June was born June 16, 1917 in Farmersville, NY a daughter of Alfred J. and Wilhelmina K. Williams. She was predeceased by her husband of 68 years, Elbert "Bert" W. Ryerson, in September of 2007, and her sister, Theo Williams Pyle. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Kristen Ryerson and Edgar Jorolemon of Williamson, NY; son and daughter-in-law, David and Sharon Ryerson of Corning, NY; grandchildren; Jeffrey Jorolemon, Jeremey (Christine) Jorolemon, Annette (Matthew) Maas, Pamela Jorolemon, Scott Ryerson, and Brent Ryerson; great-grandchildren, Alex Jorolemon, Ashley and Austin Maas, Sylvia Neill, and Abigail Jorolemon. June was a 1937 Graduate of Cornell University. She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church since 1940. She was active in numerous church and community organizations, including the Wednesday Morning Club and the Thursday Morning Musicales. It was June's request that there be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, June 13, 2008 at 12:00 noon in First Presbyterian Church of Elmira. A private family interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in June's memory may be directed to The Ryerson Fund for Christian Education of the First Presbyterian Church of Elmira, 1054 W. Clinton Street, 14905, or Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, 14830. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home, Elmira, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/11/2008.
WILLIAMS Karen M.
Age 43 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 31, 1968 in Sodus, NY, daughter of the late Rose Thomas and died Friday, March 23, 2012 unexpectedly at St. Joseph's Hospital. In addition to her mother, she was predeceased by her father Talbert Hall and sister Sharon Thomas. She is survived by her longtime companion Ronnie Thompkins; their sons Lamar, Ronnie, Jr. (Cora) and Quintin; grandson Daeshawn Thompkins all of Elmira; sister Precious Thompkins (Danny) of Geneva, NY; brothers and sisters Willie (Martha) of NJ, Charles (Isabelle) of Elmira, Rex of Binghamton, Michael of Newark, NY, Corey Hall of Elmira, Diane Thomas (Cleve) of Sodus, NY, Debra Thomas of GA, Faye Thomas (Benny) of Sodus, NY and Lisa Thomas of Ithaca; their father Willie Thomas of Elmira along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and many friends. Karen was employed at St. Joseph's Hospital. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, March 29th from 11 am to 1 pm. Her funeral service will be held at 1 pm. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – March 27, 2012
WILLIAMS MARGARET E. MAKRES
Margaret E. - Age 94, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, April 26, 2007, at Tioga Nursing Facility. She was born in Morris Run, PA on September 15, 1912, the daughter of the late Charles F. and Olive Boyd Williams. Margaret is survived by her daughter, Donna (Robert) McConnell; special grandchildren, Susan Makres Peet (Phil) of Casselberry, FL, Robert Makres (Holly) of Newport Richey, FL; stepgrandchild, Brian McConnell (Amy); three wonderful great-grandchildren, Zack and Amanda Makres and Benjamin McConnell. She was predeceased by her husband, Donald Makres; son, Thomas F. Makres; sisters, Janet Warner and Betty Murphy. Honoring her wishes, there will be no prior calling hours. A Memorial Graveside Service will be on Friday, May 11, 2007, at 2:00 p.m. in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Memorial donations in Margaret's name may be made to the American Red Cross, Steuben Chapter or Chemung County Humane Society and SPCA. The family wishes to thank the staff of Tioga Nursing Facility for the wonderful care and kindness given to Margaret. Arrangements entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc
WILLIAMS Michael Glen
Age 48, of Elmira, NY. He was born October 11, 1959 in Elmira, the son of William B. and Melvina (Newport) Williams, and died Friday, December 7, 2007 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center after an extended illness. He was predeceased by his sisters, Barbara and Mary Ann; and brother, Mark Williams; and is survived by his sons, Mark T.J. Williams of CA, and Michael Williams, Jr. of Elmira; parents William and Melvina Williams of Elmira; sisters, Deborah L. Williams, Nellie Harris, both of Havlock, NC, Mona Williams of Syracuse; brothers, William Williams, Jr. of Buffalo, NY, Roddy Williams of Jacksonville, FL, and Mitchell Williams of Elmira; his companion, Romaine Solomon of Elmira; niece, Bavan Williams; and nephew, Jeffrey Williams, both of Buffalo; along with a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Michael was a self-employed contractor in NC. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Friday, December 14th from 10 to 11 a.m. His funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Rev. Johnny Vaughn will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/12/2007.
WILLIAMS Mildred (Big Ma) Age 82, of Elmira, NY. She was born August 22, 1923 in Dublin, GA, daughter of the late Sam and Mae Etta (Fulwood) Wallace and died and Savior on Saturday, April 22, 2006, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility after an extended illness. She was predeceased by three brothers, one sister, five sons, one daughter and one granddaughter; and is survived by her former husband, Ernest Williams; and eight children, Bertha (Eddie) Wynn, Mae Frances (Joseph) Aponte, Esco (Minnie) Smith, Ella (Felton) Wells, James (Helen) Smith, Annie (Bernard) Jackson, Joseph (Eunice) Washington and George Washington; former son-in-law, James Givens; sister, Mattie Givens; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Mrs. Williams was a retiree of St. Joseph's Hospital after many years of service. She was a faithful member of St. Paul's Missionary Baptist Church for over 30 years before joining New Jerusalem Church (Rev. Ella Wells, Pastor) in 1997. Family and friends are invited to visit New Jerusalem Church, 1320 Lackawanna Ave., Elmira on Friday, April 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Her Celebration of Life service will be held at 1 p.m. Rev. Pendexter D. Mack will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility as well as Dr. Corbalan for the wonderful care given our mother during her stay there. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.
MITCHELL E. ‘MITCH’ WILLIAMS, age 49 of 165 Harriet Court, Elmira, NY. He was born June 6, 1965 in Elmira son of the late William B. and Melvina R. (Newport) Williams and passed away on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at home after an extended illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his siblings Mary Ann, Barbara Rose, Deborah Lee, William (Bill), Jr., Michael Glen, Roddy Lee, and Herbert Mark Mitchell and is survived by his siblings Mona Lisa of Syracuse, Nellie Marie of Havelock, NC, Bavan Yvette and Jeffrey Alan (Annette) both of Buffalo; Mitchell's only daughter Taqualia Teniene Williams; three grandchildren Zhamere Charriez, Zhalia Williams, and My'Asia Williams along with a host of nieces and nephews. Mitch was a kind spirited, humorous, and friendly person; always willing to help you if you were in need. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Wednesday, November 19th from 11am to 1pm. His funeral will be held at 1pm. Rev. Robert Smith will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/2014
WILLIAMS Richard L. Williams
Age 82, of Rockwell Ave. Horseheads, died Sept. 16, 2012 after an illness. Dick was born in Corning, NY to Lionel and Marian (Rick) Williams. He is survived by his wife, Patricia (Rose) Williams; son, Kevin L. Williams "KL", both of Horseheads; along with many friends and neighbors. Dick was an owner and operator along with his family of Williams Produce in Elmira. Later he worked at the Ann Page Company as their head fumigator; part-time with Eldridge Park where he enjoyed working with the people and being outside. Later he also retired from ABB in Elmira Heights. Dick was an early Rock and Roll and country music fan. He enjoyed all types of dancing with his beloved wife and good friends. He was quite a card player, loved to travel, and enjoyed summers in his early youth on Keuka Lake. Dick was active in Horseheads JC's, involved with obtaining and building the Horseheads Free Library. Dick was a member of North Presbyterian Church, who also loved camping, NASCAR and swimming. Family and friends are invited to call at the North Presbyterian Church, 921 College Ave., Elmira, NY 14901 on Thursday from 11:30-12 Noon. His service celebrated by the Rev. Gary Chorpenning there in church at 12:00 noon. Burial will be at the convenience of his family in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Star Gazette – September 18, 2012
WILLIAMS Thomas W- a security salesman in Elmira, died suddenly from cerebral hemorrhage in the offices of Butler Realty Company, Elmira, Monday, March 4, 1946. He was employed by the Sugar Oil Company, Baton Rouge, La. His father, the late Ben Williams, operated the Williams House, Troy for many years. It occupied the structure now known as the Davison Apts. He was born in Elmira, attended Elmira schools, was a member of the Masonic Lodge, a life member of the Elmira Lodge of Elks, and a communicant of Christ Church, Elmira. He is survived by his wife, Evelyn J Williams; sisters, Miss M Louise Williams, Miss Catherine J Williams; a brother, Joseph B Williams, all of Elmira, and a brother, Dr Sloat Williams, Newark, NY.
WILLIAMSON Cleven (Boyzell)
Age 83, of Elmira, NY, died Our Savior, on July 20, 2007 after an extended illness at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Cleven was born in Fales, GA, on September 14, 1923 to Eddie and Lula (Perry) Williamson. He was predeceased by his parents, four sisters and five brothers. He leaves to mourn one sister and brother-in-law, Edna and Roy Moss of Elmira; and a host of nieces and nephews of all generations. He will be missed by his family and friends. The family would like to extend special thanks to everyone at the Nursing Facility as well as Dr. Corbalan for the wonderful care given to our Cleven during his stay. There will be no calling hours. Graveside services will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, July 25, 2007, at Woodlawn Cemetery (Walnut St. entrance) in Elmira. Barrett Funeral Home of Elmira is assisting the family.
WILLISON Louise I. Hildum
Age 91 of Elmira, NY. She was born October 10, 1920 in Battle Creek, MI, daughter of the late Earl and Marie (Schute) Willison and passed Friday, January 6, 2012 at St, Joseph's Hospital. She was predeceased by her husband Norman on May 23, 2009; sister Ruth Ciccotti and is survived by her son Michael Blair of Lawrenceville, PA; granddaughters Jennifer Dunkelberger of Battle Creek, MI and Kelly Blair of Elkland, PA; great grandchildren Laura and Marie Dunkelberger, Zackary Blair and Dakota Cox; sister Evelyn Cronin of Horseheads along with several nieces and nephews. Louise retired from Moore Business Forms; was a veteran of WWII serving in the U.S. Women's Army Corp (WAC). She was a life member of the American Legion Post 154, Elmira Heights; member of the Women's National Honor Guard and the Chemung County Veteran Military Honors Squad and many other organizations in Chemung County. For several years, she was Grand Marshal of the Elmira Veteran's Day Parade. She was honored for many hours of volunteer work at the Bath VA Center. Louise was proud of her service in the military and fought for women veteran's rights for many years and in 1994, was personally invited and honored at the White House by President Clinton for her efforts for this cause. Family and friends are invited to her funeral service on Tuesday, January 10th at 11 am at Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira. Committal prayers and interment, with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 10, 2012
WILSON Elizabeth (Betty) Wilson Decker
age 92, formerly of Elmira, died on March 3rd, 2011 at the Newfane Rehabilitation Center. She had been a resident of Briarwood Manor in Lockport, NY. Betty was born on October 3rd, 1918 in Philadelphia, PA to the late Harry W. and Louise (Blair) Wilson. She was a retired NY State employee from the Chemung County Treasurers Office and a longtime volunteer with the Arnot Ogden Medical Center Auxiliary with over 8,000 hours. Betty was a resident of Elmira since 1946 upon her marriage to N. Banks Decker. She is survived by her son, Wilson "Bill" (Rebecca) Decker; granddaughters, Lisa Anne Allen, formerly of Elmira and Kim Allen; grandsons, Kevin Decker, Bryant Decker and Patrick (Judy) Allen; great-granddaughters, Megan Allen and Morgan Allen; great-great-grandson, Camron Luke; sister, Jane McDuffie; son-in-law, Ira Allen; nieces, Catherine Adams and Anne Tamashasky; nephew, George Wilson. Betty was predeceased by her husband Banks in October 1978 and her daughter, Nancy Allen in February 2011. Family and friends are invited to call on Friday, March 11th from 5 to 7 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there on Saturday, March 12th at 10 AM. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty's name can be made to the American Cancer Society , American Heart Association or to your local SPCA. Star Gazette – March 9, 2011
WILSON - GRANGER
Helen L. Age 88, of Elmira, died on Sunday, December 11, 2005, at Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on June 8, 1917 in Glenrichey, PA, the daughter of James and Mina Thompson Wilson. She married Robert U. Granger in Elmira on June 29, 1935. He predeceased her on June 9, 2004. She was a member of North Presbyterian Church. Helen is survived by her sons, Robert James (Laurie) Granger of Catskill, NY, Timothy Richard Granger of Pine Valley, and Dean Preston Granger of Gillett, PA; sister-in-law, Kathleen Granger of Elmira Heights; six grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was predeceased by her brothers, James, Ronald, and Walter Wilson; and a sister, Lena Cleary. Family and Friends are invited to call at Ballard and Lindgren Funeral Home, 161 Oakwood Ave., on Tuesday, December 13, 2005, from 5 to 8 p.m. A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Wednesday, December 14, 2005, at 10:30 a.m. Burial will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.
WILSON –MRS. JESSIE WILSON FINLAY age 80 of Champaign, Ill. Formerly of Elmira, Saturday, Nov. 13, 1965. Following a church service in Champaign, the body will be removed to the Hagerman Funeral Home on Tuesday. No calling hours. Committal Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at grave, the Rev. John Geidmacher. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by daughters, Mrs. Gladys Lawry of Champaign, Ill., Mrs. Ann Larson of Youngsville, Pa.; nieces, Miss Catherine Harper, Dorothy Harper, Mrs. Isabelle Finlay, all of Elmira, Mrs. Laura Hain of Monroeton; nephew, Ralph Harper of Troy. She was the widow of Rev. Frank Finlay. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/1965
WILSON John T.
Age 82 of Elmira, NY. He was born May 14, 1926 in Florida, son of the late Elbert T. and Mildred (Riley) Wilson, and died Tuesday, September 30, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital after a brief illness. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his wife, Lois A. (Youmans) Wilson on September 26, 1975. He is survived by his daughter and son-in-law, Judith and Michael Duffy; granddaughters, Rachel Horton and Meghan Duffy, all of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Florence and Bob Evendon of Horseheads, Patricia and Rodney Wainwright of Erin; along with several nieces and nephews. John was a local attorney, retiring from Roe & Wilson in Elmira. He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy serving from 1944 to 1946 during World War II; was an active member of the NYS Bar Association; life member and past commander of the American Legion Harry B. Bentley Post 443, Elmira, and was an avid sportsman, crossword aficionado and gardener. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, October 2nd, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m. Rev. Richard T. Farrell will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette on 10/1/2008
JUDD WILSON -died at his home 139 N Main St, Elmira last Wednesday morning after a prolonged illness. Mr. Wilson was born in Columbia Township, June 20, 1850. He was the son of James and Mary Gustin Wilson. He spent the greater part of this life in Columbia and Austinville until a few years ago when he moved to Elmira. He is survived by his widow, one daughter, Mrs. Waldo Whitehead of Bradford, Pa., a brother Stephen Wilson of Austinville, and four sisters, Mrs. G. M. Case of Elmira; Mrs. Stephen Kenyon, Troy; Mrs. John Wolfe, Snedekers and Mrs. Fred Watkins of Austinville. The funeral was held at his late home Friday afternoon. Rev. Dr. Henry officiating with burial in Woodlawn, Elmira. (Buried November 7, 1917)
LEWIS D. WILSON, 27 Tuesday (Aug. 30, 1932) at 5 p.m. at 409 West Second Street. He is survived by his parents, Mr. and Mrs. William Wilson of Elmira and two brothers, Chester S. of Geneva and Glen F. of Elmira. The body reposes at the Davis Funeral Home until Thursday morning. The funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. H. I. Stewart will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/31/1932
WILSON Rose - Mrs. Rose W. Bradley, aged 73, of 107 E. First St., highly regarded resident of this city, died this morning at 6 o'clock (Dec. 31, 1934) at Corning Hospital following an illness of about two days. Mrs. Bradley was taken to the hospital for treatment and care Saturday morning after being discovered on the floor of her bedroom about 10 o'clock by Mrs. Frank Coger, of 109 E. First St. Mrs. Bradley lived in an apartment of the Coger home and Mrs. Coger always communicated with her two or three times a day to make sure the elderly woman was alright. Mrs. Bradley stopped in the Coger apartment a few moments Friday evening before retiring and said she was not feeling well. Failing to hear her the next morning about 9 o'clock when Mrs. Bradley customarily arose, Mrs. Coger waited until 10 o'clock thinking she might be sleeping late and then went into her apartment. She found her on the floor of her bedroom apparently conscious but unable to speak from the effects of a stroke. Mrs. Bradley was fully clothed and lay on the floor not as though she had fallen but as though she had laid down of her own volition when she found out her failing strength would not enable her to reach the bed. It was not until she had been taken to Corning Hospital and disrobed to be placed into bed that it was discovered that the entire front of her body and legs were severely burned from scalding water. Although those who came to care for her at Mrs. Coger's alarm after discovering her on the floor, noticed that the front of Mrs. Bradley's dress was wet, they merely thought she had spilled water on it while trying to get her breakfast as there was no water on the floor of her bedroom or any other room of the house. The empty teakettle was found on the kitchen floor but there was no water on the kitchen floor. How she was burned remains a mystery. Mrs. Bradley was born in Delmar, Pa., April 4, 1861, the daughter of Politus and Elvira WILSON. She was married about 45 years ago to John C. BRADLEY, of Wellsboro, Pa. Mr. Bradley, who died about 12 years ago, was a prominent building contractor, highway and bridge contractor of this section. About 38 years ago they moved to Corning where both became prominent in the social and civic life of the city. Mrs. Bradley was a member of Christ Episcopal Church and other Parish Aid of that church. She was faithful in attendance at church service and active as her health would permit in church activities. She was also a prominent member of Corning Woman's Club. Possessing a sweet and charming disposition, she was highly regarded by all who knew her. Surviving are one brother, Edwin H. HALSTEAD, of Delmar, Pa., six nieces, Mrs. L. B. Borden and Mrs. E. Monroe, of Wellsboro, Pa., Mrs. H. L. Vorhis and Mrs. May Mecum of Elmira, Mrs. Charles Fitch of Ohio, and Miss Nettie A. WEBB of Binghamton; and three nephews, DeForrest WEBB, of Elmira, LeRoy WEBB, of Scranton, Pa., and Millard WEBB, of Williamsport, Pa. The body has been taken to the Gorton Funeral Home, where friends may call. The funeral will be held Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Christ Episcopal Church, the Rev. E. L. HARVEY, rector of St. John's Church, Elmira Heights will officiate in the absence of the Rev. Edson P. SHEPPARD, curate of Christ Episcopal Church. Internment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Submitted by: Gwen MECUM Hunt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
WILSON - COMBS
Rosie Lee Age 88, formerly of Walnut Street, Elmira died Wednesday, September 19, 2001 at Elcor Health Services. Rosie was born August 8, 1913 in Arkansas daughter of the late George and Rosie Wilson. She was devoted to her family. Survivors include a sister Beatrice McGee of Buffalo, NY, two grandchildren, several nieces and nephews including Rev. Cephus McGee, Jr. of Elmira. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 12 noon Tuesday, September 25 at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at the funeral home at conclusion of calling hours at 12 noon with Rev. Cephus McGee Jr. of the All Saints Home Church of God in Christ officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials are directed to the All Saints Home Church of God in Christ Scholarship Fund, 351 E. 5th Street Elmira, NY 14901.
–MRS. ANNA BENNETT, 34, FORMERLY OF 503 ½ Dewitt Ave., Saturday, June 6, 1953 following an extended illness. She was the widow of George Harry Bennett, who died Feb. 19, 1953. Mrs. Bennett was a member of the Volunteers of America. Survived by son, Charles Brown of Geneva; daughter, Mrs. Joan Pedalty of Elmira; brother, John Wines of Geneva; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Holly-Keck Funeral Home where friends are invited to call today from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Removal will be made Tuesday at 1 p.m. to the Volunteers of America Channel where the body will lie in state until the funeral at 2 p.m. Maj. Charles T. Johnston will officiate. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/8/1953
WING Mrs. Susan Maria Wolfe, widow of Jacob Wolfe died at 2:15 a.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, 1937, after four years' illness at the home of her niece, Miss Louella Murphy at 611 Sullivan St. She is survived by a son, Chester R. Wolfe of Rochester and several nieces and nephews. The body is in the Harrington funeral home where the funeral service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Tuesday by the Rev.John H. Willis. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Kindly omit flowers (obituary).
CHARLES A. WINKEL an employee of the Eagle Bottling works in this city thirty-two years, died Wednesday (July 1918) afternoon after an illness of almost eighteen months. He was a member of the German Evangelical Church and the Order of Foresters. The decedent is survived by his widow and two daughter, Laura and Jeannette; also a sister, Mrs. Emma Delmar of Jackson Summit, Pa. The funeral was held at the home, 207 Judson Street, Friday at 2 p.m., the Rev. R. Vieweg officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Telegram 7/28/1918
WINKLER - RUTTY/ROBY, Olga I.
Formerly of Horseheads Blvd., Elmira Heights, NY died peacefully on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at the Ashton Healthcare Facility in Athens, PA. Olga was born in Elmira Heights, and the daughter of the late Samuel and Mary (Kir) Winkler. She was a loving mother, grandmother, wife and friend. She enjoyed dancing especially Polka Dancing and belonged to the Soaring Polka Association. She enjoyed walking and walked 2-3 miles almost every day. She loved life and had many dear friends. Olga is survived by her daughters, Kay (Dale) Hurd of Schenectady, NY and Nancy (Paul Casselberry) of Montour Falls, NY; sons Jack Roby, Sr. of Cape Canaveral, FL, Donald (Stephanie) Roby, Sr. of Elmira Heights, NY, Raymond (Laurie) Roby of Brandon, FL; stepchildren, Carol (Don) Allington of Horseheads, NY, Sherry (Henry) Nott, and Janet (Jim) Colson of Elmira, NY; Sister, Irene Chimileski of Elmira; grandchildren, Stacy (Mark) Wolfsberg, Dale (Kathy) Hurd, Jr., Timothy (Emily) Hurd, Donald Roby, Jr., Timothy Roby, Wendy Roby, Jack Roby, Jr., Sam Roby, Jason Roby, Matthew Roby and Jonathan Roby; 10 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Olga was predeceased by her husbands, Samuel Roby in 1966 and Harrison Rutty in 2001, her sisters, Anna VanOrder, Sophie Baylor; brother, William Kowilich and grandson, Michael Harrison Roby. Family and friends are invited to call Sunday, August 16, 2009 from 2 to 4 PM and 7 to 9 PM at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home, 1004 Lake Street, Elmira, NY. Funeral services will be held there on Monday, August 17, 2009 at 10 AM with Rev. Larry Appenzeller officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in the Star-Gazette from 8/15/2009 - 8/16/2009
GROVER F. WINNER, 64 of 722 Broadway, Saturday, Oct. 29, 1949. Survived by wife, Mrs. Jennie Winner; son, Otis M. (Buddy) Winner of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Joseph Watt of Daggett, Pa., Mrs. Alicia Kautt of Wallace Run, Pa.; brothers, Harold Winner of Miami, Fla., Walter Winner of Jobs Corners, Otto W. Winner of Elmira; half-brother; Herman Winner of Calvert, Pa.; half-sister, Mrs. Alice McDonald of Portland, Ore.; two grandchildren. The body is at the family home. Funeral Tuesday, 2 p.m. at the First Church of Christ (Disciples), the Rev. john Francis Bellville. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/31/1949
Paul Wilson, Age 87, of Elmira died Tuesday, December 11, 2001 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. Paul is survived by: daughters; Jo Ann VanHoesen and Karen (Donald) Maus both of Elmira, grandchildren; Stephen and Paula Ramsay of Austin, TX, Peter and Sarah Fagan of Utica, NY, Rachel Maus of Elmira, three great-grandchildren and cousin; William Stroup. Paul is predeceased by his loving wife of 62 years, B. Mae Winner October 15th, 2001. He was a Navy Veteran of World War II, a member of the American Legion Post #154, Elmira Heights, and a Life Member of Disabled American Veterans SS Jack Swan Chapter 13 of Elmira. He was also an original member of Sampson Navy Veterans Association. Mr. Winner was retired from the Arnot-Ogdon Medical Center as manager of Data Processing and Credit. Prior to that he was Elmira City Chamberlain and Senior Examiner in charge of the Elmira office of the New York Department of Taxation and Finance. He was a life member of the Masons and Past High Priest of Royal Arch Masons. He was on the Executive Committee of the Medical Accounts Management Association of Syracuse. Mr. Winner was a Deacon of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church and presided and preached in Southern Tier Churches during Pastors vacations and pulpit vacancies. After retirement he served as a volunteer for the hospital and the Chamber of Commerce. He was an active member of SCORE (Service Corp. of Retired Executives) and a member of the AARP Over the Counter Players. He was a member of the Elmira Kiwanis Club where he received the Distinguished Kiwanian Award and was named Kiwanian of the Year. Friends may make donations to the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, the Elmira Kiwanis Club Foundation, or to a charity of your choice. The Rev. Joseph Cotner will be officiating assisted by Thomas Weideman. Family and friends may call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY 14904, on Saturday, December 15, 2001, from 11 am to 1 pm. Funeral services will follow at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 314 W. Church St. Elmira, NY, at 2 pm. Interment will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the
WINTERS - LYNCH, Thelma Bailey Winters
90, wife of the late William Michael Lynch, died March 28, 2008. Thelma, daughter of Beatrice Woolever Winters, was born and raised in Elmira with her two sisters, Betty Winters Horning and E. Jane Winters, and two brothers, her twin, Ward Woolever Winters and Richard Newell Winters. Thelma liked to dress in elegant big hats, white gloves, and three-inch high heels. She loved whipped cream, apple pie with ice cream, reading, cleaning the house thoroughly daily, and dancing with Bill, the "boy next door" she married in 1938. Her family, Leslie Horning Vogt Sydnor, Dr. Meredith Horning Reiniger, Sydney Vogt Johnson, Adam Sydnor, Joanne Lynch, Ruth Winters Routly, mourn their loss, but are thankful that Thelma's painful end of life journey has ended. When 5 year old Olivia Annlee Winters Johnson gave Thelma a final goodbye kiss, she said, "Thelma lived a long, happy life. A very great life. Today is a sad day for us. It is the best day for Thelma. Now she can be with her whole entire family and Uncle Bill." Thelma will be buried next to Bill in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Contributions in memory of Thelma Winters Lynch can be made to the Leslie H. Vogt Sydnor Library, Virginia Blood Services, 2825 Emerywood Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294, attn: Laura Cameron. Published in the Star-Gazette on 4/13/2008.
WINTERS –VIRGINIA L. SMITH was born December 7, 1918 to the late Thad and Ethel (Mosher) Winters in Elmira, NY. She passed away peacefully on Monday, July 13, 2015 with her family at her side. Her loving husband of 69 years, Edward J. Smith, preceded her in death on January 8, 2011. Her brother: Joseph Winters; and sisters: Ethel Reese and Marie Teeter also predeceased her. Virginia is survived by her beloved son and daughter-in-law: Gary and Corenna Smith of Elmira Heights, NY; grandchildren: Christina (Larry) McCloud, Scott Smith, Bradley (Michelle) Smith and Steven Smith; great grandchildren: Arielle (Luther) Hall, Brenden Erway, Leland Stephens, Alana Stephens and Adelyn Smith; great great granddaughter: Ember Hall; brother: Donald Winters; twin sisters: Annice (Norman) Griswold and Janice Mackinroy; along with several nieces and nephews. At Virginia's request, there will be no prior calling hours. A private funeral service will be held at the convenience of her family. Her final resting place will be Woodlawn Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/19/2015
WINTLE - PENDLETON Jeannette J.
Loving mother and grandmother - Age 83, of Dry Run Road, Pine City, NY, died peacefully at St. Joseph Hospital on Monday, February 18, 2008, surrounded by her family who loved her so much. Jeannette, also known as "GG" by her grandchildren, was born on June 5, 1924, the daughter of Joseph and Beatrice Ann Williams Wintle. Her husband, Herman Pendleton (1974), and her sister, Isabelle Spicer, predecease her. Her loving survivors are daughters, Bonnie and Samuel Ohart, Suzanne and Richard Norman, sons, John and Carol Pendleton, Richard and Julie Pendleton; and her special loving grandchildren, Gregory and Julie Ohart, Jeffrey Ohart, Shannon and Marc Stemerman, Michael and Shannon Pendleton, Ryan and Rebecca Pendleton, Daniel and Tina Pendleton, Joseph and Tracey Norman. "GG" had 14 great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Jeannette enjoyed the special times she spent with many caring friends, especially the times she spent with her niece, Barbara Ann Thompson, and nephew, Roy Spicer. Some of her special interests were crocheting, watching her favorite soap operas and in the summer time, being in the first car headed to the lake for the weekend. She worked for several years at the Chemung County License Bureau leaving there to care for her grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Thursday, February 21, 2008, from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. with a Celebration of her Life Service there Friday at 10:00 a.m. Her friend and neighbor, Deacon George Welch, will officiate. She will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery next to her husband Herman Pendleton. The family request that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 E. Market Street, Elmira, NY 14901. The Pendleton Family would like to thank Dr. Freeman and staff along with the Nursing Staff at St. Joseph's Hospital for the excellent care she was given. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/20/2008.
HARRY WISE, 70 of 558 Thompson St. Monday, Aug. 17, 1953. Survived by brothers, Arthur and Henry Wise, both of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Malcolm Convos of California; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Philip F. Wolf Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. and late today will be removed to the home of brother, Arthur of Camden Ave., Horseheads RD 2 where the funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. The Rev. Frederick L. Turner. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 8/18/1953
MISS MARGARET E. WISEMAN, a former resident of Elmira died this morning, Jan. 8, 1935 at the family home, 4 Milbourne Place, Buffalo. She was the daughter of the late Edward and Harriett B. Wiseman, residents at the corner of College Avenue and West Fifth Street, many years. The father was a former division official of the Northern Central Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Miss Wiseman is survived by two brothers, Edward B. and Dwight S. Wiseman of Buffalo. The body will be removed to Elmira Thursday noon and will be removed to Woodlawn Chapel where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. The Rev. E. L. Harvey will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/8/1935
WISNER Rose - Mrs. Cynthis W. Rose
Death In Lawrenceville, Pa. Of Well Known Woman - Lawrenceville, Pa., Nov. 11. - Mrs. Cynthis Wisner Rose died at the home of her sister, Mrs. Elmer Woodward in this burough, wns was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira., N.Y. Mrs. Rose was born December 10, 1843, in Lawrence county, N.Y. Her married name was Cynthia Wisner. She was married when she was twenty years old to John H. Redfield, who died about ten years later. She was married again about two years ago to Daniel Rose, of Lindley, who survives her. He home during her married life and until her marriage to Mr. Rose was near Elmira. Besides her husband, she is survived by one son, William Redfield, of Hendy Creek; a daughter, Mrs. Bennett Rockerll, of Elmira, and two sisters, Mrs. Elmer Woodward of this borough; Mrs. Maria Kneale, of Hendy Creek, and one brother, Robert Wisner, of Orange county, N.Y. The remains were taken to Elmira, after a prayer ath the house. The funeral was held from Harrinton's undertaking rooms, the Rev. Mr. Ayers of Caton, officiating. He was the same minister who united Mr. and Mrs. Rose in marriage. Published - The Telegram, Elmira, NY November ** 1904