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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WOJNAREK Leonard S. Wojnarek
Age 88, died Monday, November 22, 2010, at Arnot Odgen Medical Center. Leonard was born August 7, 1922, the son of Anthony and Agnes (Wojzas) Wojnarek. He is predeceased by his wife Mary Colson Wojnarek; brothers, John, Florian, Francis and Bernard; and sister Sophie Rohde. Leonard is survived by his daughter and son-in-law Sharon and William Knott of Elmira; grandchildren, Meredith (John) Walker of Indian Trail NC and Colin (Vinka) Knott of Novelty OH; great grandchildren, Megan Walker, Ryan Walker and Kristian Knott: sisters-in-law, Doris Clark, Olive Wengel, Dorothy Colson and Norma Garrison all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Leonard was a US Army veteran serving his country during WWII. He worked for over 30 years at Remington Rand, before going to work for St. Casimir's Church, from where he retired. Leonard was a life long communicant of St. Casimir's Church. He was member of the White Eagle's Club, a member of the Elmira Sports Hall of Fame for his softball accomplishments and a member of the Polish National Alliance Sports Hall of Fame. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Friday, November 26, 2010 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. A prayer service will be held at 12:15 p.m. followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 p.m. at St. Casimir's Church. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers those wishing may remember Leonard with a donation to Meals on Wheels, 150 Fox Street, Elmira NY 14901 or the Arctic League, P.O. Box 113, Elmira NY 14902. Star-Gazette- November 24, 2010
WOJNAREK - HAUCK, Pauline L. Wojnarek
Age 86, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, September 3, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by sister, Marjorie (Stanley) Oparil; children, Michael (Lucia) Wojnarek of Seattle, WA, Karen Cornell of Horseheads, NY, Mark (Debbie) Wojnarek of Clarksville, TN, Sandra (James) Stickler of Owego, NY, Tina (Mark) Dolan of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, James, Angela, Scott, Christopher, Brandi, Mark, Mike, Renee, Jena, Tyler, and Andrew; great-grandchildren, Devin, Mason, and Tony; sisters-in-law, Virginia Greene, Mary Robinson and Frances Robinson; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Predeceased by husbands, Francis J. Wojnarek and Bert C. Hauck; sister, Betty Aten; brothers, Richard Robinson and Donald "Ike" Robinson. Member of Southside Baptist Church, Elmira, NY. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 4:00 p.m., Reverend John Owens will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. The family would like to thank special care givers, Carol Gaitling, Jean Plante and Katie Storch for the loving care and kindness given to mom during her illness. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/5/2008
WOLFE - The Star-Gazette, Elmira, NY, Saturday April 7, 1956. Arthur M. Wolfe, Sr., 81, of 914 College Ave., Friday April 6, 1956. Survived by wife, Isabelle Knapp Wolfe; sons, Arthur M. Wolfe Jr. of Hammondsport, Harold F. Wolfe of Elmira, foster son, John M. Gray of Elmira, daughter, Mrs. Robert (Lucille) Edwards; step-sons, Edward J. and John F. Madden all of Elmira: nine grandchildren. Body at Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, where friends may call today and Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Monday at 2 p.m., the Rev. William H. Willits and James Collea officiating. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. He had been ill for some time. A native of Burlington, PA, he was the son of the late Furman and Adeline VanKirk Wolfe. He attended rural schools in the Burlington area and at the age of 17 began working as a teamster at the Elmira Reformatory during the tenure of its late superintendant Z. R. Brockway. He was made a guard of the institution and about the time of World War I was advance to the rank of sergeant. He served as disciplinary officer at the Reformatory for about 15 years. He was later made sergeant of the guard at night, a position he held at the time of his retirement in 1947. Mr. Wolfe had been employed continuously at the Elmira Reformatory for 55 years. He was a member of the North Presbyterian Church, Union Lodge F & AM, the Independant Order of Foresters and of the Mutual Benefit Association at the Reformatory. Reformatory Supt. Col. LeRoy Weaver praised the long service of Mr. Wolfe, "Sgt. Wolfe", he said, "was one of the finest officers in the Department of Corrections. He was true blue." Carlton Wolfe, 620 N. College St., Auburn, AL 36830-3014 CDXJ63A@Prodigy.com
WOLFE Carlton Wilbur Jr.
Carlton Wilbur Wolfe Jr., 86, of Auburn, AL died Thursday, October 20, 2011 after a long illness. He previously resided in Troy, Pennsylvania, Elmira, New York and Richmond, Virginia. Carlton was born on May 17, 1925 to the late Carlton Wilbur, Sr. and Martha Harris Wolfe in Troy, PA. He had four brothers and one sister. He graduated from Troy High School in Troy, PA in 1943 and earned his degree in Physics from Elmira College in 1971. He married Margaret Brown on September 9, 1951 in Elmira Heights, NY at the Oakwood United Methodist Church and enjoyed sixty years of marriage together. They had five children together. The family resided in Horseheads until 1977 when they moved to Richmond, VA and later retired in Auburn, AL. Carlton was a strong member of the Oakwood United Methodist Church where he served as a trustee when the family lived in Horseheads. He was a third degree Mason with the Elmira Heights Masonic Lodge No. 913. He was also one of the founding members of the Zim Center and a member of the Horseheads Historical Society. He also enjoyed trout fishing and was an amateur photographer in his spare time. During his 49 year career, he was always committed to being a Professional Engineer. His career service started in 1943 as a Draftsman for Bendix Corporation in Elmira Heights, then moved on to a 26 year career with Westinghouse in Horseheads as a Draftsman and an Engineer. He was also employed as a Plant Engineer for Reynolds Metals Company in Richmond, Virginia, Ampex Corporation in Opelika, Alabama and DeSoto Incorporated in Columbus, Georgia. Carlton is survived by his sister, Jane Cole of Wyalusing, PA and his brother, James Wolfe of Troy, PA; his children, William of Auburn, AL, Patricia Larson of Kent, WA, Donald of Reeltown, AL, Jeffrey of Marietta, GA and grandchildren, Kenneth Larson and Victoria Wolfe. His wife, Margaret Brown Wolfe, oldest son, Richard, and brothers, Walter and Howard, preceded him in death. Funeral services will take place on Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 1:00 PM at Oakwood United Methodist Church with the Rev. Patricia Brown presiding. Visitation will be at 12:00 PM. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the Atlanta Hospital Hospitality House, 1815 Ponce De Leon Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Arrangements entrusted to the LYNCH FUNERAL HOME 318 W BROAD ST, HORSEHEADS, NY. Star Gazette – October 27, 2011
WOLFE EDWIN K
Wolfe, Edwin K-who had been ill since March, expired at the family home in Center Street Friday afternoon. Born at Roseville, August 13, 1858, he was for many years a well-known farmer and lumberman of Smithfield. Six years ago he came to Troy and with his sons ran the Northern Tier Garage until last summer. He was an upright, likable man with a large circle of friends, a member of the Methodist Church and of the Trojan Lodge of Masons. He is survived by his wife, three children—Wilber, Clarence and Mildred, and two brothers, Walter of Middleport, NY and Arthur Wolfe of Elmira. Funeral services were held Monday morning at the home, the Rev. William Jacques officiating. Interment was in Woodland Cemetery, Elmira.
Jacob WOLFE (SRGP 61120) long a prominent resident of Wolfe Hollow, Columbia township, expired Monday morning at his home in Wolfe Hollow, Columbia township, age 75 years 7 months and 5 days. Mr. Wolfe had been in feeble and failing health for some time. He leaves a widow and one daughter by a former marriage in San Francisco. Another daughter of his first marriage died some years ago. The funeral was held at the home on Wednesday, the Rev. S. Barrett officiating. Interment was in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. TGR 1914
RAYMOND H. WOLFE JR. age 69 or 603 S. Main St., Elmira Tuesday, March 29, 1977 at home. Friends are invited to call at Keister Funeral Home Thursday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral and committal service there Friday at 2 p.m. Rev. Edwin Larson. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife, Marion Harrington Wolfe; daughters, Mrs. Rodney (Sandra) Stanton of Horseheads and Mrs. Steve (Pamela) Groff of Honolulu Hawaii; sons, Raymond Wolfe Jr. and Richard L. Wolfe, both of Elmira; sister, Donald (Francis) Moore of Clearwater, Fla.; brother, Earl Wolfe of Chattanooga, Tenn.; four grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Wolfe was a retired employee of Remington Rand. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/30/1977
WOLSTENHOLME Frank G. Sr.
85, of the Flannery Apartments in Elmira, NY, died on December 5, 2008 at the Towanda Memorial Hospital in Towanda, PA. Frank was born on January 18, 1923 in Norwood, NY, the son of the late Frank and Eugenia (Leete) Wolstenholme. Frank married Betty H. Hennigan on February 20, 1946 at the Trinity Church, Potsdam, NY. Betty died June 7, 1981 at the age of 57. Frank retired from Alcoa Aluminum Company, Massena, NY in 1973 where he was a member of the 25 Year Club. Upon moving to Elmira, NY he was a caretaker for the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, Elmira, NY for 26 years. He was also a member of Emmanuel Episcopal Church. Frank's passion was the Potsdam Volunteer Fire Company, which he was a member and was honored with the Fireman of the Year Award in 1968. Frank is survived by his children, Roger (Kathy) Wolstenholme of Luthers Mills, PA, Frank (Janice) Wolstenholme of Palm Coast, FL, Sandra (Robert) Lilley of Port Saint Lucie, FL, and Sue Perrigo (Carol Wood) of Edgewood, MD; his 12 grandchildren and his 18 great-grandchildren. Frank is preceded in death by his parents and his wife; his sisters, Helen Vanderburgh, Mabel Wilbur, Mary Smith, Ruth Reynolds, Ann Wolstenholme; his brothers, Lyle and Bernard Wolstenholme; and his special friend, Hazel Rice. Family and friends are welcome to call from 12:30-1:00 p.m. on Friday, December 12, 2008, at the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. The memorial service to honor Frank's life will be held at 1:00 p.m. on December 12th at the church. Burial will follow the service in Wood Lawn Cemetery. The Gerald W. Vickery, Jr. Funeral Home Inc., 110 West Main Street, Troy, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions may be made in memory of Frank to the Emmanuel Episcopal Church, 380 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904; or to the Towanda Memorial Skilled Nursing Unit, RR 1 Towanda, PA 18848. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/8/2008
WOMER Wilma June WATTERSON
Age 90, of Horseheads, NY, died on Monday, September 9, 2013 at the St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing. June was born on March 21, 1923 in Tarentum, PA, daughter of the late Raymond and Sarah (Peck) Womer. June is survived by her husband of 64 years, Chester; daughter, Deretha Watterson; sons, Richard "Dick" (Karen) and Chester (Judy) Watterson; 4 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren; son-in-law, Wilber Schultz. June was predeceased by her daughter, Patricia, brother, Raymond and sister-in-law Doris. June was very dedicated to her family and will be dearly missed by those that knew her. She enjoyed Bingo, Cards and bird watching in her spare time. Family and friends are invited to call Thursday, September 12th from 12 to 2 pm and 4 to 6 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 6 pm with Pastor Jim Payne officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family of June would like to extend a sincere thanks to the staff of St. Joseph's 3rd floor skilled nursing for the care June received during her stay. Star Gazette – September 11, 2013
WOOD Donald George Wood
Known to his friends as "Woody", 77, of River Ranch, FL, formerly of Pine City, NY died suddenly on Monday, February 18, 2013. Born June 9, 1935, in Elmira, NY, he was the son of the late Doris M. and George E. Wood of Pine City, NY. He was the widower of the late Toni April Fiore Wood of Mt. Airy, MD. Don joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 with two enlistments that ended in 1967. He then moved to Mt. Airy, MD and opened his own business as the Owner/operator and technician of Aerotronics Services, Incorporated located in Gaithersburg, MD. He enjoyed spending time at his second home in Frankford, WV with his daughter, son-in-law and granddaughters. He also enjoyed woodworking and creating furniture in his retirement. In his earlier years he was a pilot, flew his company airplane, toured the U.S. with his wife and daughter in their motor home and was an avid motorcyclist. He was preceded in death by his wife of 35 years, Toni April Fiore Wood; and his younger sibling, Carolyn Sue Wood Flinkman of Spencer, NY; and his grandson-in-law, Steven Andrew O'Dell of Mt. Nebo, WV. He is survived by his only child, Dawn Robin Wood McFerrin; son-in-law, Maynard E. McFerrin; granddaughters, Caitlin McFerrin O'Dell, Amanda L. McFerrin Beiler and husband Andrew J. Beiler, April Dawn McFerrin and Callie Elizabeth McFerrin. He is also survived by his new great-grandson, Andrew Edward O'Dell born December 21, 2012. He is also survived by his longtime childhood friend, John "Jack" Carpenter and wife Sue of Horseheads, NY; along with his three nephews, Brett and Scott Cobb and Bill Davis; and brother-in-law, Robert Flinkman. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue in Southport/Elmira, NY Thursday, February 28th, 2013, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Graveside will follow where Don and his wife Toni will be laid to rest together at Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – February 26, 2013
ERNE T. WOOD, 51 of the YMCA, Tuesday, Feb. 10, 1953. Mr. Wood was employed as a guard at the Remington Rand. He was a member of Union Lodge, F&AM and the Cashmere Grotto. Survived by mother, Mrs. Agnes Wood of Elmira; brothers, Fred Wood of Breesport, Lynn and Herbert, both of Elmira; sisters, Mrs. Cora Whiting of Odessa, Mrs. Angeline Ward and Mrs. Sadie Goodwin, both of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. The body is at the Philip F. Wolf Funeral Home, 1880 Davis St. where the funeral will be held Friday at 2 p.m. The Rev. L. Paul Rockwell. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 2/11/1953
Girden Wood died Monday afternoon at his home 477 Roe Avenue, aged fifty-six years. He is survived by his widow; four sons, Fred, Lynn, Ernie and Herbert, all of Elmira; four daughters, Mrs. Clyde Hewitt, Mrs. Raymond Hollander, Mrs. Orlo Ward and Miss Sadie Wood, also of Elmira, and one sister, Mrs. John Marcellous of Pine City. Mr. Wood was a member of the First Methodist Church in Elmira and of the Loyal Order of Moose. The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms until Wednesday evening, when they will be removed to the family home. The funeral will be held Thursday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. The Rev. John Richards will officiate. (handwritten on article Nov. 20, 1925)
WOOD Jennie - Clark, Mrs. Jennie. Age 91 of 650 Medina St., Elmira, Sunday March 16, 1980 at St. Joseph's Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, 1050 Penna. Ave., Elmira Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. with funeral and commital services there at the conclusion of calling hours Tuesday evening. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers and would appreciate contributions to the charity of one's choice in Jennie's memory. Survived by daughters Mrs. Kenneth (Lenora) Harvey of Westminister, Cal., Mrs. Robert (Dorothy) Clark of Elmira and Mrs. Larry (Jennie) Kelly of Elmira; sons, Ardelle V. Clark of Elmira; W. James Clark of Sun City, Cal., 25 grandchildren, 57 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren; brother, Joseph Wood of Millerton, Pa.; several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Church of the Nazarene; a retired City of Elmira employee and wife of the late Wilson V. Clark. Elmira Star-Gazette, Monday March 17, 1980. Submitted by Robert and Mary Redder
WOOD Margaret E. (Brink) Emmick
Age 75 of Elmira Heights, NY died on Friday April 29, 2011 at Keuka Comfort Care Home surrounded by her loving family. Margaret was born January 6, 1936 in Elmira, NY the daughter of the late Harold F. and Ada Viele Wood . She was a graduate of St. Joseph's Hospital School of Nursing Class of 1956 and was a dedicated and compassionate nurse during her nursing career. Margaret married her first husband Richard Brink who pre-deceased her on September 9, 1984. She married her second husband John B. "Jack" Emmick on December 26, 1985 and they celebrated their 25th Wedding Anniversary on December 26 , 2010. Mrs. Emmick was communicant of St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY for several years. Margaret loved her family and friends and treasured the time she spent with them especially her grandchildren. Mrs. Emmick is survived by her loving husband John B. "Jack" Emmick; her beloved children: Michael & Elaine Brink of Orchard Park, NY, Kathy & Michael Warren of Bath, NY, Thomas Brink of Elmira, NY, Mary & Michael Brink Campbell of Horseheads, NY , Susan & Craig Weed of Horseheads, NY, Elizabeth Owen of Wurtsboro, NY, and Richard & Giuliana Brink of Chester, VA ; step children: Julie & Brian Pfab of Rushville, NY, Jack & Dawn Emmick of Savannah, GA, and James & Amy Emmick of Athens, TN; grandchildren: Zachary, Nicholas, and Jennifer Brink; Allison and Andres Warren; Andrew and Caitlyn Brink; Martina Brink and Clara Campbell; Joanna and Caitlin Cecce, Nathan and Gavin Weed; Jacob and Joseph Owen; Cameron, Carmella, and Anna Maria Brink; several step grandchildren including Jerry Dixon; brother and sister-in-law: Harold & Mary Wood of Elmira, NY; sister: Barbara Peterson of Elmira, NY; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law: Joy & Edward McNamara of Potsdam, NY and Margaret Emmick of Elmir , N ; many nieces, nephews, cousin , and a host of caring friends. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Lynch Funeral Home 318 West Broad Street Horseheads , NY on Sunday May 1 , 2011 from 2-4 and 6-8 PM. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday May 2 , 2011 at 10 AM at St. Charles Borromeo Church 130 Oakwood Avenue in Elmira Heights , NY . Margaret will be laid to rest in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira , NY . The Family will provide their own flowers and those wishing may remember Mrs. Emmick through memorials to Southern Tier Hospice 11751 East Corning Road Corning , NY 14830 or to Keuka Comfort Care Home 35 East Lake Road Penn Yan , NY 14527. Star Gazette – April 30, 2011
WOOD Marion W. Daniels
Age 99 formerly of Gillett, PA; died at Joseph's Hospital S.N.F. Wed. afternoon, May 22, 2012. Marion was predeceased by her husband, Leon Daniels; her mother, Grace Everett Wood; her father, Wallace S. Wood; four sisters, Helen Hease, Dorothy Valuch, Elinor Holiday, and Winifred Bensley; two nieces, Charlene Wilbur and Betty Lascelle. Surviving is her loving family, nephew, Wallace (Flo) Holiday; nieces, Gracia Larrison, Pauline (Gary) Granger and Susan VanSickle; great nieces, including, Sue Makowiec and her children, Jordan and Jazzmine. Marion was employed by Sylvania in Towanda, PA for many years. She was a devoted member of the Fassett Baptist Church. Marion loved her faithful dog Max and was always a cheerful and happy person who raised the spirits of her fellow residents on the fifth floor SNF at St. Joseph's Hospital for the last four and a half years. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Fri. May 25, 2012 between the hours on 9-11 a.m. Funeral services will follow the visitation at 11 a.m. with graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery. "A grateful and heartfelt thanks to all the wonderful staff at St. Joe's for their loving care of our very special aunt." Star Gazette – May 24, 2012
WOOD Vern W., Sr. [SRGP 11325]
Loving husband and father, died on Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Bath VA, at age 83. Vern was born in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Meryle and Vera (Tong) Wood. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Frances (Terese) Wood; a son, Vern W. (Dawn) Wood Jr. of Arizona; two daughters, Sherlyn Wood of Horseheads, and Robin R. (John) Wikoff of Oregon; five grandchildren, Vern W. Wood III, Timothy Wood, Shannon, Jamie and Jarrett Wikoff; numerous great-grandchildren; and one brother, Howard (Dawn) Wood of Hammondsport. Besides his parents, Mr. Wood was preceded in death by a son, Gary Michael Wood; two brothers, Meryle Wood Jr. and Cleon Wood Sr.; and one sister, Rebecca Holenbeck. Mr. Wood was a 100% disabled veteran of the Third Army, having served under General Patton during the Battle of The Bulge and also participated in the Normandy Invasion. Vern refinished wood products and enjoyed hunting. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, September 30th, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Monday from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Pastor Mark Dieterle and Pastor Paul Mather officiating. Mr. Wood will be laid to rest with full Military Honors on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Published in the Star-Gazette on 9/28/2007.
WOOD Vern W., Sr.
Loving husband and father, died on Monday, September 24, 2007, at the Bath VA, at age 83. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, September 30th, from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. and again on Monday from 6-8 p.m. with a funeral service to follow at 8 p.m. with the Pastor Mark Dieterle and Pastor Paul Mather officiating. Mr. Wood will be laid to rest with full Military Honors on Tuesday at 10 a.m. at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.
WOODARD - SMITH Betty L.
Age 83, of Horseheads, NY, died on Thursday, January 3, 2008, at home. She was born on May 6, 1924 in Elmira, NY, to the late Leslie and Ellen (Preston) Woodard. Betty was predeceased by her husband, John Smith in 1988; and daughter, Sharon Blair in 2003. Survivors include her daughters, Patricia Smith of Marion, NY, Bettie Grover of Horseheads, and Michiele (James) Evans of Van Etten, NY; sisters, Ella Mae (Robert) Palmer of Elmira, Alice Boyton of Elmira Heights, Pearl Cortright of Elmira, and Rose (John) Spencer of Erin, NY; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; close friend, Barbara Richards of Erin, NY. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, January 7th, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 2 p.m. with Rev. Ellie Haber officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in Betty's name can be made to Southern Tier Hospice.
DONNA LEE WOODCOOK, 4 of 620 Yale St. Friday, June 5, 1969. She was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Kenneth Woodcook. Besides parents, survived by sister, Sue Jean; brother, Terry; maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Floyd Elwell of Horseheads; paternal great-grandfather, John Faulkner of Wellsboro. Body at Olthof Funeral Home. Calling hours today 7 to 9 p.m., Monday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Tuesday at 1:30 p.m., the Rev. Robert E. Hoover. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Sunday Telegram 6/7/1959
WOODCOOK Glenn I. Age 80, of Elmira, NY, was escorted by our Lord to be reunited with his loving wife, Cecelia after 18 years apart. Together again, they will celebrate their 58th wedding anniversary on August 28th. Glenn was born June 15, 1926 in Pine City, son of the late Raymond and Inez (Faulkner) Woodcook, and died Wednesday, August 23, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife, Cecelia on June 6, 1988; and brothers, Jerry, Kenneth, Wayne and Stanley Woodcook. Glenn is survived by his children, Val Murray of Orlando, FL, Marsha (Doug) Palmer of Williamsport, PA, Deb (Steve Choe) Woodcook of Horseheads, and Greg (Catherine) Woodcook of Elmira; grandchildren, Jennifer (Pat), Nicole (Jason), Jessica, Amy (Mike), Ann (Rob), Natalie, Eric and Georgeanna; great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Morgan, Cauy, Grace, Ceanna and Baby T; sisters, Joyce Wykoff of New Port Richey, FL, Betty Brown of Murphy, NC, and Lil (Cliff) Couse of New Port Richey, FL; sister-in-law, Virginia Woodcook of New Port Richey, FL; along with several nieces, nephews and friends; including special friends, Dean Vavrasek and Corky Murray. Glenn served his country proudly during WWII in the 3rd Army, 90th (Tough Ombre) Division, 359th Infantry under General Patton as a BAR infantry soldier. He was employed with Moore Business Forms for over 30 years and retired from Hardinge Bros. Glenn was a member of the 90th Division Association and the Twin Tiers Vintage Car Club, as he was a classic car aficionado and collector. Glenn was a very generous, funny and unselfish man, one dedicated to his wife, family and friends. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Sunday, August 27th, from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Prayers will be offered there on Monday, August 28th, at 10:30 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. in St. Mary's Church, Rev. Richard Farrell, Celebrant. Committal prayers, with military honors will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star-Gazette.com Obituaries for 08/25/06
WOODCOCK Lena M. Decker
Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, October 20, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital. She was born on October 18, 1931 in Elmira, NY to the late Harry and Georgeanna (Slocum) Woodcock. She was predeceased by her husbands, Earl Kelly and Elmer Decker Sr. and son, Paul Taylor. Lena is survived by her children, Bonnie (Wayne) Borden of Elmira, Harry (Donna) Kelly of Elmira, Edward (Joy) Kelly of VA, Marsha (Bob) Hill of Elmira, Vivian (Nevin) Stanton of Elmira, Yvonne Decker of Elmira and Elmer (Gloria) Decker Jr. of Elmira; step-son, James Decker of Elmira; 29 grandchildren; several great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren; along with many nieces and nephews. Lena retired from Capabilities after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, October 25th from 5 to 7 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral Services will take place there on Wednesday, October 26th at 11 a.m. with Rev. James Jones officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Jasper Woodford, 66, died Wednesday afternoon of a heart seizure at the family home in Millerton, Pa. He is survived by his widow, four sisters; Mrs. William Fish, Mrs. Delbert Congdon, Mrs. Floyd Adams, Mrs. Willis Belknap all of Millerton, Pa., a step son Clifford Lloyd of Elmira.. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. The Rev. Mr. Builes of Millerton, Pa. will officiate. (handwritten on article Jan 4, 1928)
The Musical WOODHULL family Obituaries
Star Gazette Oct. 10, 1927
WOODHULL, Wellington age 70 of 120 Orchard Street, died this morning at 10:30 o’clock. He is survived by a brother Frederick; a sister, Mrs. Sarah Bradshaw, both of Elmira. The remains repose in the Wilson funeral home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 pm. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.
Star Gazette Dec 29, 1939
WOODHULL, Clayton Frederick infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd C. Woodhull of 269 Caldwell Av. Died Thursday Dec 28, 1939. Besides the parents, he leaves his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Woodhull Sr. of Elmira and Mrs. and Mrs. Samuel Smith of Big Flats. The body is in the Hilton and Lindgren funeral home. Funeral and burial at the convenience of the family.
Star Gazette May 15, 1946
WOODHULL, Fred 58 Orchards St. Tuesday May 14, 1946. Survived by wife Elizabeth; sons John, Bradley, Herbert and Floyd; grandchildren John Jr. with US Army in Korea, Bradley Allen, William, Mary Francis and Suzanne, all of Elmira. The body is at the Holly Funeral Home and this afternoon will be removed to the family home. Friday noon it will be taken to Lake St. Presbyterian Church, where funeral will be held at 2 pm. Rev. Henry White, Woodlawn Cemetery.
Star Gazette May 15, 1946
Fred WOODHULL Dead at 72, Founded Famed Orchestra
Fred Woodhull of 58 Orchard St., organizer of the Woodhull Old Tyme Masters died at 10:55 pm Tuesday at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital. He was 72. Mr. Woodhull known as “Pop” to thousands of admirers entered the hospital last Friday night after a heart attack at his home. He retired from the orchestra five years ago. “Pop” did not take music lessons until he had played the fiddle 35 years and then it was his sons-who urged him to learn to read notes. He and Mrs. Woodhull who played the guitar, entertained at countless dances, in private homes as well as barns and halls, before Mr. Woodhull organized the Old Tyme Masters with three of his sons, Floyd, John and Herbert, about 17 years ago. John retired from the orchestra in 1943 but Floyd and Herbert have continued with the orchestra which has made the Woodhull name popular throughout the country. Not only has the group played for barn dances in this section but also has made several albums of recordings which have enjoyed a big nationwide sale. The largest crowd to dance to Pop’s music was at one of President Roosevelt’s birthday balls in the Cornell University Armory, where the attendance numbered 7,000 and at one time 4,000 responded to the caller’s instructions. The orchestra played at the New York World’s Fair, but the Ithaca crowd was the largest in Mr. Woodhull’s recollection. Mr. Woodhull played in most of the older dance halls of Elmira, including Bundy Hall, Military Hall, Roseland and the 100F Hall on W. Water St., now only memories. In the late 30’s the Woodhull’s purchased the Old Barn on Grand Central Av. Where they since have played for round and Square dances each Saturday night. Born in Penn Yan, Mr. Woodhull moved to Elmira, when 10 years old. He was employed as a shipping clerk by N. J. Thompson & Co. for 31 years, retiring in the 1935. Although he often fiddled for dances until 4 am, he was never late for work nor did he stay out a day.
Star Gazette Feb 5, 1946
WOODHULL, Fred Jr. 49, of 57 1/2 Orchard St. Monday, Feb 4, 1946 at 5 pm. Survived by wife, Nina; sons, Cpl. Bradley A. with Army overseas, Cpl. William S. with Army at Utica; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Woodhull; brothers, John, Bradley, Herbert and Floyd, all of Elmira; several nieces and nephews. Body will be removed to home of parents of 58 Orchard St. today where funeral will be held Thursday at 2 pm. Rev. Henry White, Woodlawn Cemetery.
WOODHULL Suzanne E. Tarr nee: Woodhull
Age 73 of Elmira, died Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility. Survived by sons, Scott Austin, Elmira, Floyd Austin, Rochester; grandchildren, Brent, Michael, Andrew and Sarah; several great grandchildren; cousin, William (Ila) Woodhull, AZ; lifelong friend Annette Whipple, Horseheads; predeceased by her parents, Floyd " Woody" & Jane Woodhull. She was a member of Lake Street Presbyterian Church and retired from St. Joseph's Hospital after 38 years of service. The family would like to thank the staff of the St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility for their compassionate care. Those wishing may make a donation in Suzanne's memory to the St. Joseph's Skilled Nursing Facility, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd, Elmira, NY 14901. Per her request, there will not be any calling hours or funeral service. Burial will be at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Kalec Funeral Home. Star Gazette – February 22, 2013
WOODRUFF Kenneth L.
Age 86, of Pine City, formerly of Baldwinsville, NY, died peacefully at his home on Sunday, December 11th. He was born to the late Roy and Olive (Pickard) Woodruff in Plainville. Ken was a graduate of Baldwinsville Academy and was a WWII veteran serving proudly in the US Navy. He was a former member of the Plainville Fire Department and the First Presbyterian Church in Baldwinsville. He worked 37 years for Western Electric Telephone Co. as a switchboard installer retiring in 1983. He was a member of the Moose Club, Elks Club and Eagles Club in the Elmira area for many years. Ken was a sports enthusiast and an avid lifelong fan of the New York Yankees, Syracuse University football and basketball teams. He bowled in several leagues at the Baldwinsville Sports Bowl. He enjoyed hunting, woodworking, collecting coins, baseball cards and old postcards. He especially loved to spend time with his family and friends. Ken was predeceased by his sister, Norma Flatt in 1982 and his niece, Cynthia Flatt Cantella in 1996. Surviving are his wife, Trudy; his four children, Catherine Mocyk of Baldwinsville, John (Darbie) Woodruff and James Woodruff of Atlanta, GA, and Jay (Wendy) Woodruff of Baldwinsville; seven grandchildren, Dr. C. Shannon Rutledge (Jason) of Atlanta, GA, Jason (Carrie) Mocyk of Jordan, Rachel Mocyk of Fulton, Carrie Mocyk of Atlanta, GA, Aaron Woodruff of Jamaica Estates (Queens), NY, Justin Woodruff of Snyder and Brendyn Woodruff of Baldwinsville; two great-grandchildren, Jared and Emily Mocyk, both of Jordan; sisters-in-law, Veronica Turner of Elmira, Bernice Gruzlewski of Wellsboro; brother-in-law, Charles "Chas" (Francis) Dzikowski of Elmira; a nephew, Chuck Turner of Elmira; and several other nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Monday, December 19th, from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring Ken's life will follow the visitation at 1 p.m. Private burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery, also in Elmira. Memorial donations may be directed to the Mooseheart Child City & School, Inc., 155 South International Drive, Mooseheart, IL 60539-1100. Star Gazette – December 16, 2011
Star Gazette Sept 24, 1956
SMITH - Woodhull, Elizabeth B. age 80 of 122 W. Chemung Pl., Sunday Sept 23, 1956. She was the widow of Fred Woodhull Sr.; member Lake St. Presbyterian Church. Survived by sons John F., Bradley, Herbert A. and Floyd C. Woodhull all of Elmira; five grand-children and five great-grandchildren: sister, Mrs. Ida Ramser of Lock Haven, Pa; brother Frank Smith of Monument, Pa. Body at Holly-Keck Funeral Home where friends may call today and Tuesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Removal will be made Wednesday at 1pm to Lake St. Presbyterian Church to lie in state until the funeral at 2pm, the Rev. Barnett S. Eby. Woodlawn Cemetery.
Star Gazette Oct 28, 1987
WOODHULL, Floyd C. (Woody) age 84 of 622 Copley St., Elmira, Tuesday, October 27, 1987. Friends may call at the Don Kalec Funeral Home Wednesday 2-4 and 7-9 pm. Funeral there Thursday, 11am, the Rev. John B. McLaren officiating. Interment, Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by wife of 60 years, Jane Smith Woodhull; daughter, Suzanne Tarr of Elmira; 2 grandsons, Scott M. Austin of Gillett, Pa and Floyd D. Austin of Rochester, NY; 3 great grandsons; brothers, John F. Woodhull, Sr. and Bradley Woodhull, both of Elmira; 3 nephews. Woody was a lifetime member of the Lake St. Presbyterian Church, owner operator of Woodhull’s Advertising for the past 35 years, originator of Woodhull’s Old Tyme Masters about 1929 and inducted into the NY State Country Music Hall of Fame in October 1976.
WOODRUFF - Velma M.
Age 78, of Elmira, NY, died on Wednesday, September 23, 2009, at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. She was born on September 11, 1931 in Herrick Township, PA to the late Emery and Gertrude (Vanderpool) Woodruff. Velma was predeceased by her husband, Lyle B. Tinklepaugh; and son, Bert Tinklepaugh. Survivors include her children, Marsha Whipple of PA, Lyle E. Tinklepaugh of Elmira, Leon Tinklepaugh of Elmira Heights, Robert Tinklepaugh of Elmira, Eugene Tinklepaugh of NC, Betty Tinklepaugh of Jamestown, NY, Rex Tinklepaugh of Elmira and Patty Tinklepaugh of Elmira; sister, Geraldine Derenzo of Elmira; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, September 28th, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will take place there at 1 p.m. with Father Richard Farrell officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Published in Star-Gazette on September 25, 2009
WOODS, Willie Clyde
Age 83, of 1017 Lake St., Elmira, NY, went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, June 12, 2007, at home. She was predeceased by her husband, Carlton Leon Woods; daughter, Francine Miriam Patterson; and son-in-law, Jonathan Salone Sr. Survivors include her cat, Lucky; children, Jacqueline Clark (Henry Dean) and Carl (Deborah) Woods of Elmira, NY, Patricia (Howard) Williams of Rochester, NY, Linda (Arthur) Luckey, and Cheryl Salone, both of Springfield, MA; 16 grandchildren, 31 great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Edna Campbell; brother, Herman Bush; and several nieces and nephews, all of Bayonne, NJ. Mrs. Woods was a longtime member of Queen City Temple 146, I.B.P.O.E., Elmira. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, June 19th, from 12 to 1 p.m. Her funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Willie Wood's family wishes to extend their heartfelt gratitude to Southern Tier Hospice for the excellent care and compassionate warmth provided.
WOODWARD - CARROLL, Mamie W.
Age 74, of Elmira, NY, died on Thursday, June 7, 2007, at her home. Mamie was born on June 14, 1932 in Fairmont, West Virginia, daughter of the late John and Susie Mae (Young) Woodard. Mamie was a Corning Community College graduate in nursing. She worked as an RN at St. Joseph's Hospital in Elmira, later retiring from the Elmira Psychiatric Center. Mamie will be remembered as an avid world traveler. She was a wonderful mother, with a generous spirit. She was there for anyone that came into her life. Mamie will be deeply missed. Survivors include her son, John (Cherithe) Carroll of Troy, MI; daughters, Judi (John) Thompson of Atlanta, GA, and Lois (Warren) Loucks of Buffalo, NY; sister, Corrine Stark of Elmira; brother, Drs. Samuel (Linda) Woodard of Ark, VA; daughter-in-law, Naomi Carroll of Elmira; special sister-in-law, Charlotte Woodard of Los Angeles, CA; eight grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins. Mamie was predeceased by her son, Keith Carroll; great-grandson, Terrence White; five sisters and three brothers. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, June 13, 2007, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held there also on Thursday, June 14, 2007, at 11 a.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
WOODY - James E. Woody, 23, of Syracuse died in Elmira Sunday morning July 20, 1941. He leaves his mother, Mrs Irene Heinrich; three brothers, Wayman, Carl, and Robert; three sisters, Mrs. James Cronp, Helen and Irene, all of Syracuse. The body is in the Davis funeral home, where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 2 p. m. . The Rev. Herbert E. Erway will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. Submitted by Kathryn Maynard Nelson
WOOLF Philip L Formerly of Elmira, NY Age 53 of Portland, Oregon on Saturday, June 3, 2000. There will be no calling hours. A graveside service will be held in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, on Wednesday June 7 at 1 PM. Rev. John B. McLaren officiating. Those wishing to attend the service will meet at the Walnut St. Cemetery Gate at 12:45 PM. Memorials may be made to Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1624 N.E. Handcock St. Portland, Oregon. 97212. Phil is survived by wife Peggy J. Woolf; daughter Margaret C. Woolf, both of Portland; sister, Nancy W. Robbins of Walpole, Mass; nephew and niece James P. Robbins and Cynthia D. Robbins; aunt and uncle Betty and Ray Lyons. Phil was a graduate of E.F.A. class of 1965, Corning College, Cornell University, and received his Doctorate of Education at Nova University in 1981. He was a faculty member at Nova South Eastern University. Phil was predeceased by his parents Luther E. and Leona Woolf, owners of Woolf's Flower Shop in Elmira.
WORDEN –PEARL SAYERS DIGBY age 76, of 513 Walnut Street, Friday, April 25, 1986 at Robert Packer Hospital. Friends are invited to call at the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home, 1058 West Church Street, Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 pm. A funeral service will be held there, Monday at 10 am. Dr. Jack T. Ziegler will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Survived by husband, James J. Digby of Elmira; sons and daughters-in-law, Geoffrey and Patricia Sayers of Elmira, Jonathan and Tina Sayers of Geneva, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Helen and Anthony Ventimiglia of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law, Kenneth and Anna Worden of Sayre, PA; grandchildren, Gregory, Christopher, Rebecca, Thomas, Matthew, Mary Sayers of Geneva, Pamela Sayers Rogers of Boston; also several nieces, nephews, grandnieces and grandnephews. Mrs. Digby attended Cornell University and William and Mary College. She was a retired accounting employee of the former Bendix Corp. in Elmira Heights and was an accomplished water-color artist. She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants and the Daughters of the American Revolution. –Elmira Star-Gazette -4/27/1986
WORNER - CANTLIFFE, Sharon M.
Age 62, of Pine City, NY, died peacefully on Saturday, October 10, 2009, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband of 42 years, Garry M. Cantliffe; children, Terri (Bill) Seymour, Denise (Mark) Ross and Garry Cantliffe II; grandchildren, Ryan Michael, Ryan Matthew, Aarika, Carly, and Jacob; mother, Adeline Worner; sisters-in-law, Pam (Gary) Clemons and Cheryl Cantor; several nieces and nephews; also special friends, Bob and Cynthia Harvey. Her father, Willard J. Worner, December 22, 1985, predeceased Sharon. The family will receive friends at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport on Tuesday, October 13, 2009, from 1:00 to 3:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. with Funeral Service Wednesday, October 14, at 11:00 a.m. in The Park Church, 208 West Gray St., Elmira, followed by Graveside Service at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning NY 14830. Garry and the children would like to thank all their family and friends for being there for them throughout Sharon's illness. They would also like to thank the nurses and staff of Southern Tier Hospice for the wonderful kindness, care and support that they provided during this very difficult time. Published in Star-Gazette on October 11, 2009
WOUGHTER Carl Cleveland - Town of Southport Resident
Was born September 17, 1917 in West Elmira, NY, the son of the late Frederick and Ida Frances (Hill) Woughter, died peacefully in the Hospice House in Palm Bay, FL, at the age of 90. A resident of Bird Creek Road in Pine City, NY and in Melbourne, FL, Carl married Edwina Elizabeth Rohan and prior to her passing August 3, 1991 celebrated 52 wonderful years of life and love together. His survivors include: special friend and companion, Anne Nichols; loving children, Carl H. Woughter of Center Barnstead, NH, Gary R. Woughter of Elmira, NY, Carol B. Woughter of Pine City, NY, Larry J. Woughter of Elmira, NY, Nancy (Woughter) Hendrickson of Pine City, NY; ten adored grandchildren, 16 much loved great-grandchildren, two beloved great-great-grandchildren, along with several nieces and nephews. Carl was a member of the Webb Mills United Methodist Church, a member of the Union Cooley Lodge #95 F&AM, Ithaca Chapter and charter member of the Seneca Power Squadron (U.S.P.S.). He was a Veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country during WWII. He was also a Scout Master for Troop #43 in Pine City, NY for many years. Mr. Woughter was a member of the Airstream by Wally Byam Caravan Club International and was President of the Upstate New York Unit. Carl was a self-employed sheet metal and heating specialist throughout the area. His heart and soul lived for the St. Lawrence Seaway. Owning his own Island showed him all the beautiful seasons the seaway had to offer. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, on Thursday, May 15, 2008, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. Funeral Services honoring his life will follow the visitation. (4 p.m.) The Reverend William Vallet will celebrate Carl's service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. The family will provide flowers. Memorial donations may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, in the name of Carl C. Woughter. Published in the Star-Gazette from 5/12/2008 - 5/13/2008.
GEORGE V. WOUGHTER of 415 W. Fourth St. Funeral today at 10 a.m. at the Hughes Funeral Home, the Rev. William Woughter. Pallbearers; Daniel Chapman, Carl Woughter, Vern Miller, Donald Perry, Robert Stroman, Earl Woughter, John Nugent and Michael Marrone. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/23/1958
LESLIE CHARLES WOUGHTER, the infant son of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Woughter died Friday at the home of the grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. E. F. Woughter in East Market Street aged one year. The funeral will be held Monday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Telegram 7/6/1919
WOUGHTER Terry Star
A longtime resident of the Mosherville, PA community went home to be with the Lord, Wednesday evening, October 7, 2009 following a long illness at the age of 70. Born on April 10, 1939, Terry was the son of the late Sydney & Irene Monks Woughter. He graduated from Southside High School in 1957. Dedicated to his country he served 2 tours of duty in the United States Navy. Terry married Jacqueline McGettrick on June 28, 1958 in Elmira. Together they raised a close and loving family who enjoyed camping, traveling, fishing and hunting, leaving many cherished memories behind. A hard worker and good provider, Terry was employed by Weyerhaeuser for many years. In serving the Lord, he was a member of the Mosherville Bible Church. Surviving is his loving family, wife of 51 years, Jacqueline McGettrick, Mosherville; their children, Karen (Sheldon) Roblyer, Corning; Stuart (Brenda) Woughter, Gillett, PA; and John (Debra) Woughter, Pine City; 7 grandchildren, Jason (Amanda) Roblyer, Matthew (Nickie) Woughter, Kristen (Marlon) Walker, Tara (Adam) Hills, Timothy, Joshua and Stephanie Woughter; 4 great grandchildren, Hunter, Alivia, Lydia and Sydney; sister, Janet (Robert) Brown, GA; nieces, nephews. In addition to his parents, Terry was predeceased by his sister, Bonnie (Elwin) Vosburgh and brother, Jerry Woughter. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Saturday morning, October 10, 2009 between the hours of 9 am - 12 (noon). Funeral services will follow at 12:15 p.m. with the Revered Jeery Peet and son-in-law, Reverend Sheldon Roblyer officiating. Graveside services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery where full military honors will be accorded Mr. Woughter. Memorials may be directed to the Mosherville Bible Church or Guthre Hospice in Terry's memory. Published in Star-Gazette on October 9, 2009
WRIGHT, Edgar B.
Edgar B. Wright died at the family home in Mosherville, Pa., Tuesday of influenza, followed by pneumonia, aged twenty-nine years. The decedent had been ill less than a week. He was a member of the Trojan Lodge No. 306, F. and A. M. of Troy, Pa., and is survived by his widow, who was formerly Nellie Walsh of Wellsburg; two children, Rexford and Kathryn; his mother and stepfather, Mr. and Mrs. S. S. French; three sisters and two brothers. Funeral services were held at the Mosherville Church, Thursday, and the burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira
WRIGHT Elmer R. "Junebug"
Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, January 13, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was born on December 11, 1947 in Waverly, NY to the late Elmer and Helen Wright. Elmer was predeceased by a grandson, Joshua Wright. He is survived by his wife, Joly (Bellinger) Wright of Elmira; children, Shawn (Maria) Wright, Crystal Wright, Elmer Wright and Daniel Wright, all of Elmira; brothers, Ronald Wright of Elmira, Albert (Diane) Wright of Wellsburg, Edward (Teresa) Wright of Elmira, Tony (Tammy) Wright and Stephen (Kathy) Wright, both of Chemung; special aunt, Katherine Benjamin of Elmira; 15 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and canine companions, "Mel" and "Huney". Family and friends are invited to call on Wednesday, January 18th from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Larry Appenzellar officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery. Star Gazette – January 15, 2012
Patricia k. WRIGHT, age 58, of Millerton, PA died Thursday, September 12, 2002 at home. She was a 1965 graduate of Mansfield Teachers College with a Bachelors Degree in Education. She began her career in the Elmira City School District, teaching at Booth, Parley Coburn, Broadway, and Southside High School, where she was a class advisor for many years. She attended the Mosherville Bible Church. She is survived by her son Byron and Michele Wright of Gillett, PA; mother, Carolyn Wright of Millerton, PA; grandchildren, Dominic Joseph Wright and Benjamin Rexford Wright; brothers and sisters, Edgar and Cheryl Wright and Richard and Jenny Wright of Millerton, PA; David and Dawn Wright of Gillett, PA; Candice and Curt Tofts of Troy, PA; Penny and Randy Crane of Millerton, PA; uncle, Harry (Ann) Card of Lakeland, FL; aunt Ida Murdock of Lima, NY, great-aunt, Lucille Prince of Athens, PA; and several nieces and nephews. Patricia was predeceased by her granddaughter, Samantha Lynn Wright, her father, Rexford Wright, and her brother, Michael Wright. Funeral services will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. on September 16 with interment following in Woodlawn Cemetery. Rev. Sheldon Robyler will officiate. Those wishing may make memorial donations in Patricia’s name to the Mosherville Bible Church of Mosherville, PA; Big Elm Fire Dept., PO Box 249, Millerton, PA 16936; Wells-Jackson Lions Club; Guthrie Hospice- Towanda, Rd #1, Box 154, Towanda, PA 18848.
Age 80, of Elmira, NY, died Saturday, September 19, 2009, unexpectedly. He is survived by his children, Randolph of Greenville, SC, Ronnie of Washington, DC, Terry, Kevin and Ramona, all of Newport News, VA; brothers and sisters-in-law, Ode and Ernestine of Early Branch, SC, Grover and Franker of Elmira; sisters, Daisy Fraizer and Connie Anderson, both of Early Branch, SC; along with six grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, September 24th, from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 1 p.m. Elder Cephus McGee will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
Published in Star-Gazette on September 23, 2009
Virginia Frances Southport Resident Was born April 28, 1912 in Baltimore, MD, the daughter of the late John Logan and Anna Mae (Paulman) Wright, and died peacefully on Monday, February 27, 2006, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center at the age of 93. Virginia was a lifelong resident of Southport residing on Smith Street and was a faithful member of the Southport Baptist Church on Pennsylvania Ave. She retired from Remington/Sperry Rand after 36 years of dedicated service. Her beloved sister, Grace E. Campbell, with whom she resided, predeceased her August 16, 2004. She is survived by her loving nephews, Lauren J. 'Larry' (Catherine) Campbell of Elmira, NY, Russell J. 'Russ' (Cynthia) Campbell of Big Bear, CA, Richard G. 'Rick' (Pamela) Campbell of Vista, CA; niece, Virginia 'Ginny' Campbell of Pine City, NY; great-nephews, Michael J. 'Mike' (Jeanne) Campbell of Big Bear, CA, Andrew (Holly) Campbell of Horseheads, NY, Theodore J. 'Teddy' Campbell of Vista, CA; great-great-nephew, Benjamin Campbell of Horseheads, NY; great-great-niece, Joy Campbell of Big Bear, CA; along with several cousins, many close friends and several good neighbors who also looked after her. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, March 2, 2006, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services honoring Virginia's life will be celebrated by her Pastor, the Reverend Duane Arnold, following the visitation (8:00 p.m.). Interment will take place privately at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. The family will provide their own flowers. Those wishing may make a donation in Virginia's name to the Chemung County SPCA Humane Society, 2435 Route #352, Elmira, NY 14901, or to the Doug Flutie Jr. Foundation for Autism, Inc., PO. Box #767, Framingham, MA 01701.
WRIGLEY - BOYD
Doris W. Age 81 of Elmira NY died Sunday, December 2, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Doris, daughter of the late Garnet and Edna Strouse Wrigley was preceded in death by her husband Joseph C. Boyd in 1985 and sister Ruth Haskins. She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Linda B. and George Bolf of Minneapolis MN; sister, Alice Smith of Elmira; brother, Robert Wrigley of Livingston TX; sister and brother-in-law, Mary and Charles Kracht of Williamsville NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Friends are invited to attend a memorial service at Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira on Saturday, December 8, 2001 at 11:00 A.M. with Father William Lutz officiating. Private interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in Doris' memory may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church Memorial Fund, 304 N. Main Street, Elmira NY 14901. Doris was a long time member and former church secretary at Trinity Episcopal Church. For seventeen years she was a member of the Arnot Ogden Auxiliary and for over forty years she was a member of the Chemung County Historical Society. Arrangements by McInerny Funeral Home.
WRIGLEY, Dorothy Lois, the infant daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Frank Wrigley died yesterday morning at 7 o'clock at the family home, 666 W. 3rd St, aged eight months. The funeral will be held at the home this afternoon and will be private. The Rev. A. J. Saxe will officiate and burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery. Please omit flowers. "Advertiser" No date. Sharron Vossoughi Modesto, CA <Rsvossoughi@worldnet.att.net>
WRIGLEY –MRS. MINNIE WRIGLEY LYON, 73 of 117 Glen Ave. died unexpectedly at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, July 27, 1941. She leaves two daughters, Mrs. Linnette E. French of Elmira and Miss Thelma L. Lyon at home; a son, Frederick W. Lyon at home; three grandchildren; a brother, Garnet P. Wrigley of Elmira and several nieces and nephews. She was a member of the First Church of Christ, Scientist. The body was removed to the Wilson Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1941
WYNNE - COLE
Elizabeth J. (Betty) Age 72 of Elmira, NY formerly of Pine City, NY died Tuesday, December 4, 2001 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira. Her loving husband survives her: Jonah H. Cole, daughter: Debra (Bernie) Cloos of Horseheads, NY, son: John (Amy) Cole of IN, grandchildren; Emily and Jared Cloos, Michael and Christopher Cole. Also survived by her sister, Peg Rowland of Elmira, NY and brother, Bob Wynne of CO. Betty was predeceased by her parents Theodore and Helena (Decker) Wynne. Betty spent most of her life loving and caring for her family. Her husband, children and grandchildren were the treasures of her life. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Saturday, December 8, 2001 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with Funeral and Committal Service there Saturday at 7:00 PM. Interment will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family
WYNNE - ROWLAND Margaret L. "Peg"
Formerly of Pine City, NY - Was born October 25, 1934 in Williamsport, PA, the daughter of the late Theodore and Helena (Decker) Wynne, died peacefully on Sunday, July 5, 2009, at St. Joseph's Hospital at the age of 74. Her loving husband, Richard F. Rowland in 1970 predeceased her. Her brother, Ted Wynne; sister, Elizabeth "Betty" Cole; and brother-in-law, Jonah Cole, also preceded her in death. She is survived by her beloved children, Vicki (Brad) Hull of Las Vegas, NV; Richard (Theresa) Rowland of Escondido, CA; and their children, Tyler, Amanda and Sara; Kathy Adams of Pine City, NY and her children, Hanna and Shane; brother, Robert (Irma) Wynne of Phoenix, AZ; along with several nieces and nephews. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Wednesday, July 8, 2009, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 8 p.m. with Lay Pastor John P. Knapp celebrating "Peg's" life. Interment will take place at the convenience of her family in the Woodlawn Cemetery where she will be laid to rest with her beloved Richard. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2009
Herbert F. Beloved father, grandfather and great grandfather Age 86 of Elmira, NY and a long time resident of Horseheads, died Friday, May 4, 2001 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his wife Beatrice and son Stephen. Survived by his children Theodore and family, Marianna (Bob) Fish, Sam (Marie), Ida Mae (Mark) Hartsock, Danny (Jean), Michael and family; extended family Charlotte Spiker, Tracy (Cindy) Davis, Charlotte (Bob) Coleman, Sue (John) Hoyles, Bill (Jackie) Davis along with several grandchildren, great grandchildren nieces, nephews and step children. Herb owned and operated Herb's Garage on the Miracle Mile for many years and he was a member of the Montour Falls Moose Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barrett Funeral Home on Monday, May 7th from 2 to 4 and 7 to 8 PM. Funeral and Committal Services will follow at 8 PM. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
ALAN C. YORK, 48, of Hillview Rd., Big Flats at one time active in Elmira Little Theater presentations, died at the Arnot-Ogden Hospital Wednesday (Dec. 12, 1957) at 8 p.m. A heart condition sufferer for some years, he was taken to the hospital Sunday morning. Mr. York, who at time of his death was an employee of Ingersoll-Rand Co. at Painted Post as a test engineer, was a son of Mrs. Olive York and the late Dr. Harry C. York; professor of religious education at Elmira College from 1926 t0 1932. Mr. york was born while his parents were living on the Island of Ceylon. Previous to his Ingersoll-Rand employment, he worked several years at the Corning Glass Works. Mr. York’s role as a Little Theater actor began in 1954 when he was assisting in sets and properties preparation for a presentation of “Payment Deferred.” A male lead in the play was lacking and Mr. York, although he never had been a stage performer, offered his services. The show in February was postponed briefly to give Mr. York more time to learn his lines and on the play’s presentation at the Elmira Free Academy auditorium, he gave the performance of a skilled veteran. In 1955 Mr. York was named to the Little Theater board of directors. He served a number of years as member of the Big Flats School Board and was active in the Big Flats school centralization with the Horseheads Central School district. He was a member of the Big Flats Presbyterian Church. Survived by his wife, Mrs. Harriet Butcher York; daughters, Mrs. Kitty Damoth of Syracuse and Mrs. Maren Maen?sen of Big Flats; mother, Mrs. H. C. York of Elmira; brothers, Raymond of Elmira and Robert of Erin. Body at the Hilton Funeral home, Big Flats. Calling hours today and Friday 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral there Saturday at 2 p.m. the Rev. Benjamin Clauser. Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/12/1957
YOSH –MARGARET E.’MARGIE’ (YOSH) SOPER age 78 of 1681 Grand Central Ave., Elmira Heights, NY. She was born January 3, 1926 in Elmira Heights, daughter of the late Joseph and Anastasia (Hyriak) Yosh and died Friday, July 2, 2004 after an extended illness at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, surrounded by her loving family. She was predeceased by her husband, Calvin Soper; and is survived by her sisters, Julia Rosplock of Elmira Heights, Catherine Manning of Elmira and Helen Mansfield of Horseheads; nieces and nephews, Jean Ann (Zane Palmer) Bradley of Horseheads, Joseph (Jacqueline) Manning of Pine City, Florence (Charles) Moffe of Elmira, James (Carol) Manning of Elmira, Tim Manning of Horseheads, Kathleen (Robert) Train of Rochester, Terry (Nan) Mansfield of Elmira, Sharon (Tom) Sauers of Batavia, Patricia (Bob) Henley of Erin, James McGann of Elmira, Debbie (Chuck) Drake of Watkins Glen and Eileen (Donald) Fairchild of Elmira; several great nieces and nephews; good and devoted friend, Bill Pettit and son Allan of Troy, PA. Margaret was formerly employed with Remington Rand. There will be no calling hours. Private funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, Margaret may be remembered through donations to Southern Tier Hospice & Palliative Care, 11751 E. Corning Rd., Corning, NY. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family. –Elmira Star Gazette
YOUNG Elden P. "Pud" Of Pine City, NY Age 88, peacefully died early Saturday morning, December 17, 2005, surrounded by his loving wife and family. He was born March 12, 1917 in Hamilton, Ohio and came to Elmira to work at the Remington Rand, where he was employed for 36 years. He worked for Vasco Brands for 14 years before retiring. Elden served his country in the Army during World War II, where he was in the invasion of Normandy Beach, was wounded in action, and received the Purple Heart. He met and married Eleanor M. Ripley in 1941 and celebrated 64 years of life and love with her on September 20th. In addition to his wife, Elden is survived by his sons, Blair (Chris), Mark (Jane), Larry (JoAnn); daughter, Marcia (Felix) Lukenbill; 12 grandchildren; and 26 great-grandchildren. Elden will be remembered for his quick wit and kind, gentle spirit. Family and friends are invited to call on Monday, December 19, 2005, from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY. Funeral Services will be held on Tuesday at 11 a.m. in the Elmira Wesleyan Church, 1100 S. Main St., Elmira, NY 14904, with Pastor Edward Crandall and Pastor Laurie Greenlaw celebrating Elden's life. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations in Elden's name may be made to the Elmira Wesleyan Church or to the Residents Fund, Chemung County Nursing Facility, 103 Washington St., Elmira, NY 14901. Those wishing may leave a "Candle of Remembrance" for the family at www.olthof.com. Sincere thanks go out to the staff at the Chemung County Nursing Facility for the kind, compassionate care of Elden, his wife, and their family over the past year.
YOUNG –ELIZABETH (BETTY) LOVITCH age 70 of Lovell Avenue Wednesday April 20, 1994. It was her request that there be no prior calling hours and that a private funeral service be held at the convenience of the family. Rev. Jeffrey W. Palmer will officiate. Arrangements by the Smith-Fudge-Marshall Funeral Home. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. She was predeceased by her son, Ronald J. Lovitch in 1966. Survived by sisters and brother-in-law, Eunice and George Petris of Gillett, PA, Fay Ritchey of Ontario, Canada; brother, James Young of Newville, PA; also numerous nieces and nephews including, James Petris and Steven Petris. –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/21/1994
YOUNG –EUNICE Y. PETRIS of Gillett, PA died Monday, April 3, 2000 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Eunice was born in Everett, PA on February 15, 1929 daughter of Clarence H. and Valencia McFarland Young. She married George Petris on August 25, 1953 in Elmira. Devoted to her family, Eunice enjoyed hand painting, chinaware, tending her flowers, cooking and taking care of her grandchildren. Surviving is her husband of 45 years, George Petris; her sons and daughters-in-law, Jim and Tornilyn Petris of Gillett, PA and Steve and Connie Petris of Mosherville, PA; 5 grandchildren, Josh, Ashley, Chelsa, Niki and Kyle along with several nieces and nephews. Eunice was predeceased by her parents, 2 sisters, 1 brother and 2 children, Tina Marie and Joy Lynn. In honor of Eunice’s wishes there will be no visitation. Family and friends are invited to attend her graveside service in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira on Thursday, April 6, 2000 (10 a.m.) with the Rev. Donald Rockwell officiating. Memorial donations may be directed to the American Heart Association, Southern Tier Division, P.O. Box 3049, Syracuse, NY in Eunice’s memory. –Elmira Star Gazette
John Phillips YOUNG, 66, of East Rockaway, NY died Sunday, March 15, 1998. John was born June 30, 1931 in Rockville Center, NY. He was the son of the late Rev. Clifford John Young, originally of Elmira, NY and Martha Jane (Phillips) Young, originally of Springfield, Pa. John graduated from Cornell University in 1953 with high honors, and from Cornell Medical College in 1956. He is survived by his sister, Jane Young Chapman, Springfield, Pa; nephew, Kenneth Chapman Jr. of Newfield, NY; niece, Cynthia Carr of Cazenovia, NY; nieces Nancy DeHaas of Cochranville, PA and nephew, David Chapman of Rome, PA. He was predeceased by his father, Clifford Young in 1954 (age 59) and mother, Martha (Phillips) Young, in 1996 (age 105). Services were held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. “Troy Gazette-Register,” Troy, PA Thursday, April 2, 1998
YUNGSTROM William G.
Age 92, of Elmira died at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Thursday, May 23, 2013. He was born April 19, 1921 to A. William and Lillian Graham Yungstrom. He married the former Madeline Valois on May 18th, 1942. He is predeceased by his wife of 61 years Madeline "Chic" and sister Ruth Ann Hooey. He is survived by his four children, Diane Crellin (Don) of Rochester, N.Y., William G. Yungstrom II, of Brookings, OR, Lynne Haro (Mike) of Reno, NV, and Eric Yungstrom (Diane) of Elmira, sister-in-law Lois Packard (Dean) of Flat Rock NC, three grandchildren, Michael "Chip" Haro II (Sandy) of Benbrook, TX, Scott Haro (Johanna) of Los Angeles, CA, Christopher Yungstrom (Paige) of Arvada, CO, three great grandchildren Samantha and Michael Haro III, Julian Yungstrom, cousin Ella Jane Davis (Ken) of Tallahassee, FL, and several nieces and nephews. Bill graduated from Hendy Avenue School in 1934, Elmira Free Academy in 1938 and Elmira Business Institute in 1940. He became very active in local politics and various service organizations at an early age. He served as local and national president of Theta Phi Fraternity in high school. After graduating from EBI, he became Assistant to State Assemblyman Harry J. Tift. He later joined the office of the Chemung County Treasurer as an Administrative Assistant. His service to his community and country continued when he enlisted in the Army Air Force in 1942 where during WWII his call to duty sent him to the South Pacific theatre in Hawaii, Saipan, and Tinian until Nov. 1945 whereupon he returned to work in the Chemung County Treasurers office. Upon the death of then Treasurer John Fiester, he was appointed County Treasurer by New York State Governor Thomas E. Dewey. He later ran for and was elected to the position in 1946 and reelected in 1949. Bill served as President of the New York State County Treasurers Association and at the age of 29 became the youngest county chairman in New York when he was named Chemung County Republican Committee Chairman. He served as President of the Town of Elmira Republican Club. In 1951 Bill accepted a position as treasurer of the Rathbone Corporation and the Arnot Realty Corporation serving until 1962. In 1952 he was named Young Man of the Year by the Elmira Junior Association of Commerce. Bill returned to politics in 1962 and ran for election for the County Treasurers office again winning a 3 year term. He served on the Board of Directors for Elmira Savings and Loan from 1963-65 and later accepted the position of Treasurer in 1965 and from 1975-1983 served as Vice President of ES&L. As a lifelong resident of West Elmira, his service to his community continued as a Town Councilman on the Elmira Town Board from1972-1980 and was elected Town of Elmira Supervisor in 1980 serving until his retirement in 1995. As an Elmira native, Bill dedicated much of his life to the Elmira community. His activities were far reaching and numerous. He was a member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church serving on the Church Council and as President. He was former Treasurer and President of Chemung County Council of Churches. Bill was a proud member of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of New York serving as Secretary of Union Lodge 95 of Elmira and as District Deputy and Grand Master of the Chemung, Schuyler, and Tioga District. He was a member and past financial officer of the Harry Bentley Post of The American Legion, former Chairman of the Council of Social Agencies, former Director of the Association (Chamber) of Commerce, former Vice President of Community Chest (United Way), and Former Chairman of the Salvation Army Advisory Board. Bill was an Executive Board member, former Treasurer and District Chairman of the Sullivan Trail Council, Boy Scouts of America. He received the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given by a local scout council in recognition of volunteer service for youth. He supervised the food concession tent at the Scout-O-Rama for many years. He was a former Chairman for the Office of the Aging Advisory board, former Vice President and Director of Forest Lawn Memorial Park and served as Director of Southern Tier Economic Growth. He was a lifetime member of Kiwanis International keeping perfect attendance for over 54 years. Bill was a past President and served on the board of directors and several committees of the Elmira Kiwanis Club and was past Lt. Governor of the Chemung Division of New York State Kiwanis. For his service, Bill received the Hixson Award, Kiwanis's highest and most coveted honor. With what little spare time he had in his younger years, Bill enjoyed supporting his wife and children in all their activities. Getting up at 4am Sunday mornings to help his boys deliver a Sunday paper route was one of many ways he showed how hard work had its rewards. He enjoyed bowling at Rossi's in the Church League, an occasional attempt at golf, taking in a Pioneer game at Dunn field, outings at Eldridge Park and Harris Hill , scouting activities, or a ride on his toboggan with his family. His work day rarely ended when he got home, spending hours in his office or off to committee meetings in the evening. He relaxed at home listening to a stack of LP's on his record player falling asleep in "His Chair". Bill enjoyed playing cards with the love of his life and wife Chic, especially playing bridge with several good friends in weekly bridge clubs that would rotate meeting in each other’s homes. They also volunteered at the LPGA Corning Classic for many years. Most of all he enjoyed his time at Keuka Lake. Bill and Chic hosted many a gathering at their place on Keuka. He was one of the developers of a Keuka Lake property called The Bluffers and had a summer residence there until recently. Bill was a humble servant to his family, hometown, and nation. He made his family very proud. Bill's family would like to thank the staff at Arnot 4D for their outstanding care, love, and compassion they so willingly gave to him over the past several years. At his request there will be a private family burial service at Woodlawn Cemetery. Remembrances in his name can be made to your favorite charitable organization. Star Gazette – May 25, 2013
ZAHORIAN –IRENE (ZAHORIAN) PASSMORE. Formerly of Baty Street Was born July 17, 1917 in Cleveland, OH, the daughter of the late Anthony and Katerina (Misichko) Zahorian, died peacefully on Saturday, February 25, 2006, at the Bradford County Manor in Troy, PA, at the age of 88. She was predeceased by her loving husband of 56 years, Ronald Passmore; brothers, Anthony Jr., Peter and Stephen Zahorian; sisters, Mary Yakushow, Anna Schadael, Helen O'Neill, Catherine Schoch and Martha Dunbar; dear friend, Dee Field. She is survived by her sisters, Julia Zahorian (Raymond) Jones of Pine City, NY, Veronica Zahorian (Reed) Gernert of Elmira, NY; sister-in-law, Barbara Zahorian of Elmira, NY; along with many extended family members especially her nephew, Gary Dunbar of Elmira, NY; special lives that touched both Irene and Ronald, Donna Congram and her family, Stacy and Jason; Robert Frawley and family; Todd and Stacy Sherwood. Irene had a great love for children and enjoyed cooking. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Thursday, March 2, 2006, from 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. followed by a Memorial Service honoring her life at the conclusion of the visitation. (7:00 p.m.) Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in Woodlawn Cemetery where Irene and Ronald will be both laid to rest.
ZAHORIAN –MARTHA ZAHORIAN DUNBAR, 80, of Elmira, NY, died peacefully on Friday, August 20, 2004 at the Buczek Home for Adults in Gillett, PA. She was born October 20, 1923 in Pine City, NY, the daughter of the late Anthony and Catherine (Misichko) Zahorian Sr. Martha was a member of the First United Church of Christ and lived for her card clubs. She is survived by sons, Russell (Bonita) Dunbar III of Akron, IN, Gary Dunbar and Thomas Guline of Elmira, NY; dearly loved grandson, Ryan Dunbar of Akron, IN; sisters, Veronica Gernert of Elmira, NY, Irene Passmore of Gillett, PA, Julia (Raymond) Jones of Pine City, NY; sisters-in-law, Barbara Brown of Elmira, NY, Joann (William) Caloroso of Nichols, NY; brother-in-law, Francis Dunbar of Georgia; family member, Kay Dunbar of New Mexico; along with many nieces and nephews. Martha was predeceased by her loving husband, Russell Morris Dunbar Jr. on November 21, 1980. She was also preceded in death by her twin brother, Anthony Zahorian Jr.; brothers, Peter and Stephen Zahorian; and sisters, Mary Yakushow, Anna Schadael, Helen O’Neill and Catherine Schoch. A memorial service celebrating Martha’s life and honoring her memory was held August 23 at the Olthof Funeral Home in Elmira, NY. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family in the Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one’s choice in Martha’s memory. –Troy Gazette-Register.
ZAHORIAN - GERNERT, Veronica Zahorian, Reed - A loved resident of
Age 92, formerly of Spruce Street, Southport, NY, died very unexpectedly Tuesday, February 3rd, 2009, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Veronica was the daughter of the late Anthony and Katrina Misicko Zahorian. Her first husband, Joseph Reed, after 50 years of marriage preceded her in death; then her second husband, Ralph Gernert, predeceased her in 1996. Surviving Veronica are her daughters and sons-in-law, Martha (Stephen) Eastman of Raleigh, NC and Florence (Gary) McNett of Stewart, FL; her grandchildren, Jackie (Rick), Stephen (Jennifer), Joseph (Christy), Geoffrey (Brittini), Julie; great-grandchildren, Rachel, Joshiah, Deborah, Grace, and Stephen; devoted sister, Julia Jones of Pine City, NY; many loving nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews. Veronica was predeceased by eight other Zahorian siblings. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY, Saturday, February 7th, 2009, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of the calling hours at 3:00 p.m. Veronica's own grandson, Geoffrey McNett, will conduct the funeral service. Interment will be private at the convenience of the family at the Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Veronica was the most loving and caring mother that one could ever want. She found great pleasure in visiting with family and friends. She was very much a "Lady". She had a very friendly and approachable personality. Those whom were fortunate to have known Veronica loved her. Veronica loved her Lord. She loved to entertain, and she would always give up anything if it meant someone else would receive. She played cards with the best and usually won. She cherished Laurie Sweeney, the staff and her many friends at Woodbrook. Her wonderful smile will always be missed. Those wishing, please make memorials to the Diabetes Assoc., American Heart Assoc., or to the Activities Department of Woodbrook. A heartfelt "Thank You" to Laurie Sweeney, the staff and all the loving residents at Woodbrook for showing Veronica so much love. Your kindness and love will forever be humbling, and never be forgotten. Published in the Star-Gazette on 2/6/2009
ZIEGLER Charles Ritchie
Of Lowman, NY - Was born September 9, 1921 in Elmira, NY the son of the late Ludwig and Mary (Ersly) Ziegler , died peacefully at his home on Monday, April 26, 2010 at the age of 88. His loving wife of 65 years, Bette predeceased him on December 3, 2007. He is survived by his loving daughters and sons-in-law, Charlene and Ronald Rivlin of Ijamsville, MD; Christa and Bob David of Lowman, NY; beloved grandchildren, Heather (Ryan) Saltsman, Branden (Alicia) Wood, Kristine Rivlin, Jason Rivlin, Rebecca Wood, Devin (Kelsey) Wood, Kyle Wood; adored great grandchildren, Ashley and Matthew Saltsman, Ethan Wood and Dominic Wood; sisters, Jeanette Sprague of Elmira, NY; Marilyn Pearson of Waverly, NY; along with several nieces and nephews. Ritchie was a graduate of Southside High School class of 1940. He was a proud veteran of the US Army proudly serving his country from 1942 to 1945 during WW II. After 42 years of dedicated service, he retired as a photo engraver with the Elmira Star Gazette. As a very active member of the First Baptist Church, he was head of the Deacon Board and Superintendent of the Sunday School. He held memberships with the following: Grand Lodge F. & A. M. # 95 Elmira, past member of the Cashmere Grotto, and an active member of the Elmira Stamp Club. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira, NY on Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 1:00 PM. Services honoring his life will be celebrated by Reverend David Daniels. Interment will follow in the Woodlawn Cemetery where Ritchie will be laid to rest with his beloved Bette. The Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Ziegler Military Honors at the grave for his devoted service to his country. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be directed to the SPCA Animal Shelter Route 2435 State Route # 352 Elmira, NY 14903. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 28, 2010
ZIEGLER - OLIVEY, Della R.
Lifetime resident of Elmira - Formerly of 612 McDowell Place, died peacefully on Sunday, December 20, 2009, at Bethany Manor Horseheads, NY at the age of 94. She was born March 26, 1915 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late William Irvin and Nyda Jane (McLaughlin) Ziegler. Her loving husband, with whom she spent 54 wonderful years of life and love with, William J. Olivey; sister, Laura Ziegler; niece, Linda Ziegler Gordy predeceased her. She is survived by her brother, Frank (Betty) Ziegler; nieces, Jean (Claude) Marsh, Suzanne Rounds and Gail (Robert) Tobiasson; nephew, Robert Ziegler; along with several great nieces and great nephews. Della was a 1932 graduate of Southside High School and continued her education at the University of Rochester graduating in 1936 as a Registered Nurse. For many years she was a dedicated employee of Remington Rand and was a charter member of the B.P.O. Does since 1964. Della had a special place in her heart for children, enjoyed working in her flower gardens, and was devoted to her many pets. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY on Sunday, December 27, 2009, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will follow the visitation at 3 p.m. Reverend Maryann Bernard will celebrate Della's service. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's choice or to the Chemung County Humane Society & SPCA, 2435 Route # 352, Elmira, NY 14903. Published in Star-Gazette from December 22 to December 25, 2009
ZEIGLER John R.
died Saturday, April 3, 2010, in Winter Haven, Florida at the age of 87. Born on July 26, 1922, in Proctor, PA, John lived his early life in the Canton, PA area. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave, Elmira/Southport, NY, Friday, April 30, 2010 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM. Funeral services honoring his life will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 1:00 PM at the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church, 1238 Pennsylvania Avenue, Pine City, NY. Pastor Bill Vallet will officiate. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery, 1200 Walnut Street, Elmira, NY where the Chemung County Veterans Honor Squad will accord Mr. Zeigler military honors Saturday at 3:30 PM. – Elmira Star Gazette, April 29, 2010
ZIEGLER Franklin Irvin Ziegler
95, died peacefully on February 20, 2012 at Bethany Manor Nursing Facility, Horseheads, NY. Frank was predeceased by his beloved wife of 73 years, Betty Newell Ziegler; daughter, Linda Gordy; and sisters, Della Olivey and Laura Bazzett. Frank is survived by his children, Jean Marsh (Claude), Eden, NC, Suzanne Rounds, Montour Falls, NY, Robert Ziegler (Karen), Elmira, NY, Gail Tobiasson, (Robert), Blossvale, NY; many grandchildren, great and great-great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. Frank was born in Elmira on October 20, 1916, grew up in Elmira and graduated from Southside High School. He then worked at Moore Business Forms as a type setter for 40+ years until retirement. Frank and Betty moved from Elmira to a farm near Alpine, NY. in the late 1940's. Frank had always loved animals. They raised chickens, sheep and horses. In the late 1950's they moved to Crane Road where Frank purchased land and started over by building a barn and their lovely home. They lived at 307 Crane Road for more than 50 years and Frank continued to enjoy farming as long as he was physically able. Frank and Betty were members of Farm Bureau, and Frank was also a volunteer fireman for the East Hill Volunteer Fire Department. Frank was a very active life-long member of the Seventh Day Adventist Church, Maple Ave., Elmira. Frank was very involved in athletics. As a young man, he boxed professionally and was inducted into the County Hall of Fame. He bowled and pitched softball for the Moore Business teams for many years. He also pitched softball in an Odessa league for a few years. He enjoyed playing horseshoes and also took part in the Senior Games later in life. He was a wonderful father and grandfather, devoted to his family. Frank and Betty very much enjoyed spending time with their family, friends and neighbors. Frank had a big heart and was always ready to help others. Calling hours for friends and family will be held at Olthof Funeral Home,1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira/Southport, NY. from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on February 26, 2012 with funeral service following at 3:00 p.m. Pastor Roger Curtis will officiate. Family will provide flowers. Donations in Frank's memory may be made to the Seventh Day Adventist Church or a charity if desired. Interment will take place in the Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. Star Gazette - February 23, 2012
ZIMMER Michael G. Age 58, of Elmira, NY, died suddenly on Thursday morning, December 29, 2005. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER, INC. FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, January 3, 2006, from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. Memorial Services will be held at Grace Episcopal Church, Elmira, on Wednesday, January 4, at 11 a.m. Father Donald Matthews, Celebrant. Interment of Michael's ashes will be at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, at the convenience of the family. He is survived by an aunt, Ann Teeter; cousins, Brooks Teeter, both of Elmira, John Teeter of Niantic, CN, Lisa Teeter of Berlin, NY, Anne von Roosevelt of Ann Arbor, Michigan, John Riggs of Old Forge, NY, Diana Genung, Anne Good, both of Naples, FL, Katharine Van Wie of Huston, TX, David Riggs of Honolulu, Hawaii, Barbara Riggs of Middleburg, VA. Mike was predeceased by his parents, Donald A. and Katherine W. Zimmer. He was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy and Northeastern Louisiana University. Mike leaves behind many lifetime friends and will be greatly missed.
ZIMMERMAN –MRS. MARY VIRGINIA UPDIKE age 56 of 516 William St., Monday, January 23, 1968. Friends are invited to call at the Hughes Funeral home, 311 Lake St., Wednesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral service there Thursday at 11 a.m., the Rev. Jay Edward Sale. Woodlawn Cemetery. Survived by father, John C. Zimmerman of Elmira; sister, Mrs. Carrie Watkins of Centerville, Pa. She was the widow of Frank Updike. –Elmira Star-Gazette 1/24/1968
ZORN - STRALEY
Evelyn R. Formerly of Elmira, NY Age 97, died on Friday, May 20th, 2005, in Largo, Florida, where she resided at Indian Oaks Assisted Living Facility. She was born in Allen, NY, to the late Fredrick and Louise (Miller) Zorn on October 17, 1907. Evelyn was cremated at her request for burial next to her husband, Preston, who passed in 1956. Graveside services will be given by Rev. Gary Chorpenning of North Presbyterian Church, where Evelyn was a member. They will be held in the Rainbow section of Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY, on Saturday, June 25th, at 10:30 a.m. Evelyn's daughter, Jeanette, died in 2000, so she is survived by her grandson, Gary Nusinov, who lives with his wife, Terina, in Orlando, FL; and her son-in-law, Marc, who resides in Largo, FL. Memorial donations in Evelyn's name may be directed to: Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830
Attorney Sara E. Age 56 of Elmira, NY died unexpectedly on Saturday morning, May 20, 2006. Friends may call at the HOLLY-KECK & BAKER FUNERAL HOME on Tuesday, May 23 from 3 to 6 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Elmira on Wednesday at 11 a.m., Rev. Jeremiah Moynihan, Celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Sara is survived by her brother, G. P. Zurenda, Jr. of Ithaca, NY; sister and brother-in-law, Patricia and Alan Neilsen of Duluth, MN; niece, Elise Neilsen; and nephews, Kristen Neilsen and Christopher Strayer. Sara was predeceased by her parents, George P. and Josephine Walsh Zurenda. Born on June 11, 1949, Sara was valedictorian of the Class of 1967 at Notre Dame High School, she earned a B.S. in Sociology and Economics at Lake Erie College, graduating cum laude. She earned a doctorate in jurisprudence (J.D.) at SUNY Buffalo School of Law. Sara was an attorney in private practice in Elmira since 1983, specializing in Family Law, and an adjunct professor at Elmira College. She served on many boards and committees, including the Law Guardian Liaison Committee of the Sixth Judicial District, Board of Directors of PAL program, Planned Parenthood, Court Appointed Special Advocates, YWCA, Neighborhood Justice Project, Chemung Co. Horse Council, The Clemens Center, Elmira College Council, member of the American Bar Assoc. and many more. She was the first female member of the Elmira City Club and one of the first female members of the Elmira Rotary Club, serving as its first female sergeant-at-arms. Sara was an avid horsewoman as rider, judge and trainer of horses. Atty. Zurenda received the Tribute to Women Award given by the YWCA to a role model demonstrating "excellence, leadership and integrity in her profession and the community". She was a determined advocate of children of all backgrounds and she spent a great deal of her private and professional life trying to help children achieve their full potential. Sara leaves a great many dear friends in Elmira. She will be greatly missed.