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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice
North Chemung Cemetery, Town of Baldwin, Chemung County NY

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Joyce's Search Tip - January 2008 

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

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

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


North Chemung Obituaries

BOYCE - MRS. ALICE BOYCE BUCHANAN, 73, of 1012 Oak St., died Sunday, October 1, 1967.  Friends may call at the Hagerman Funeral Home.  Calling hours:  Monday 7 to 9 p.m. and Tuesday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral Wednesday at 11 a.m., the Rev. John Bedzyk officiating.  Burial will be in North Chemung Cemetery.  Survivors include:  Mrs. Jessica Strock of Elmira and Mrs. Evelyn Bowers of Trumansburg;  sons, George of Erin, Charles of Gainesville, Florida, William of Lawrenceville, Clair of Elmira Heights, Elliott of Wellsburg, and Ernest of Trumansburg;  27 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren;  sister, Mrs. Clara Barrett of Catlin;  brother, Elliott Boyce of Elmira Heights.  Mrs. Buchanan was a member of the Glad Tidings Church of Elmira Heights.  Submitted by:  George and Peg Boyce.  Elmira Star Gazette - October 2, 1967

MYRON BOYCE, 39, of 256 West Twelfth St., Elmira Heights, died Sunday, Sept. 21, 1930 at 1 p.m. after a brief illness.  He is survived by his mother, Mrs. Rhoda Boyce of Elmira; four brothers, Jesse, Elliott, and Frank of Elmira;  Lloyd of Elmira Heights;  three sisters, Mrs. Ransford McCarron of Christian Hollow,  Mrs. Howard Fair of Cortland, Mrs. Clarence Bennett of Lockwood.  The remains repose in the Vunk Funeral Home, Elmira Heights. The funeral will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m.  The Rev. E.L. Harvey will officiate.  Burial will be in the North Chemung Cemetery.  Elmira Star Gazette - September 22, 1930


BROWN -DEBRA C. (Brown) BANKS age 61 of North Chemung went to be with her Lord on Saturday, September 26, 2020, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on March 30, 1959, daughter of Delores (Martin) Brown and the late Robert L. Brown. Debra was predeceased by her daughter, Kayleeana Hudson Banks in 2012, and her nephew Christopher Brown in 2002. She is survived by her loving mother Delores Brown, brothers and sisters-in-law, Michael & Molly Brown of Corning, Daniel and Mary Brown of Horseheads, and David and Liz Brown of Caton; daughter Jennifer Banks, granddaughters Maleah Banks and Keaira Frost; daughter and son-in-law Lindsey & David Hayes, granddaughter Addisyn Banks; beloved nieces, nephews, cousins; best friend Karen Boone; and her faith family at Wellsburg Community Church. Debbie worked for Chemung County for over 29 years until her diagnosis of Glioblastoma multiform (Brain Cancer). Donations can be made in her name to Wellsburg Community Church, 3662 Front St Wellsburg, NY or CareFirst, 3805 Meads Creek Rd, Painted Post, NY. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Thursday October 1, 2020 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Private burial will take place in North Chemung Cemetery. Covid-19 protocol will be followed, masks are required along with social distancing. -Elmira Star-Gazette 9/27/2020


BROWN Robert L.

North Chemung; Age 81, went to be with his Lord on Saturday, February 25, 2012. Bob died at home in the company of his loving family. He was born in Elmira on January 8, 1931, son of the late Leo J. and Julia (Spirawk) Brown. Bob was predeceased by his brother Francis in 1999 and grandson Christopher David Brown in 2002. He is survived by his wife of 59 years Delores Martin Brown; son R. Michael Brown of North Chemung with children Allison and Susan and fiancée Molly Rumbarger, with her daughters, Casey and Devon; daughter Debra C. Banks of North Chemung with daughters, Jennifer, Lindsey and Kaylee; son and daughter-in-law Daniel P. and Mary Brown of Horseheads with children, Alexander and Alicia; son David A. Brown of Corning with children, Alan and Julia and fiancée Liz Chirico; great grandchildren, Maleah Banks, Keaira Frost, Lilly Gentry and Ethan Brown; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Alfred M. and Jeanne Martin of Wellsburg, James Walker of North Chemung; aunt Helen Spirawk of Elmira Heights; several nieces, nephews and cousins. Bob was a U.S. Air Force veteran serving during the Korean War. He was a carpenter by trade. Bob loved hunting, fishing, skeet and trap shooting. He served the Town of Baldwin for over 25 years as a councilman and youth director. Bob was a hunter safety instructor for a number of years. He was a member of the N.R.A., Sullivan Trail Rod & Gun Club, Trap Shooters Association, Chemung County Federation of Sportsmen, Baldwin Fire Department, Horseheads American Legion and former member of Fur, Fin and Feather. "Brownie" loved spending summers on Lamoka Lake and enjoyed the company of his many friends there. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Monday, February 27, 2012 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Military honors will be accorded at the end of the funeral service. Committal prayers and interment will take place on Tuesday, February 28, 2012 at 12:00 noon in North Chemung Cemetery on the Breesport-North Chemung Road. Donations in Bob's memory may be directed to Southern Tier Hospice, 11751 E. Corning Rd, Corning NY 14830 or the Town of Baldwin Fire Department, 460 Breesport-North Chemung Road, Lowman NY 14861.    Star Gazette – February 26, 2012


CHARLES WILLIAM ELSTON age 82 of Lowman. He was born on August 23, 1937, the 4th son of the late Samuel VanFleet and Florence M. (Loughnan) Elston; he went home to "them" on Friday, January 17, 2020. After his mother's death Charles was raised by "Ma and Dad", the late Edward and Ruth Elston Issacs. In addition to his parents, Charles was predeceased by his wife Sheryl Horton Elston; his son Craig Allen Elston; grandson Joshua David Moore; son-in-law Eric Lawrenz; siblings, Robert, Kenneth, and James Elston Edward Isaacs Jr., Shirley Victor, Bonnie Swartz; along with several dear aunts and uncles. He is survived by his children, Stephanie (Joel) Elston-Moore, and Lisa Lawrenz; stepson Shane (Debbie) Gerould; grandchildren Sara (Rob), Rachel (Ben), Jamie, Rebekah (Nathan), Amy (Jonathon), Kyle, Meghan (Braden), Hannah, Mikayla, Amanda, Alissa, and Mason; great-grandchildren McKenzie, Amara, Nathaniel, Joshua, Timothy, Jeffrey, Levi, Olivia, Anna, Layla, Calyssa, Caden, Isaiah, Anastasia, and another on the way; his brother Bruce (Diane) Elston; brother-in-law Ron Swartz; sister-in-law Dot Elston; his first wife Beth Morris; along with many nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. Charles spent his life as a dynamic, hard-working, family man. During his childhood he worked in the North Chemung Country stores, McMaster's and Whittakers', moving crates of pop bottles up from the basement. He also spent time maple sugaring and dynamiting trees with his dad. As a teenager he worked for Remington Rand, later finding work with the railroads, including Erie Lackawanna. Farming became a lifetime passion for Charles and a constant through his life. After the Railroad, he found work with the Chemung County Highway Dept. where he worked for over 30 years driving trucks and operating the heavy equipment he transported. In the 70's Charles added his own blacktop business to his agenda. While still at the Highway Dept. he trained the next generation of operators. Upon retiring from his long career, Charles returned to farming, where he was always happiest, and came to run the Wellsburg Diner after taking it on from his sister-in-law. He is a chartered and lifetime member of the Baldwin Fire Company. Outside of work, Charles was known to be a "heavy hitter" on the softball field where he played 1st base and catcher over the years for both Baldwin and East Hill Fire Company and later the Chemung County Senior Softball League for 18 years. He was always active in sports and a fan of the Orioles for their roots in the Elmira Pioneers. He served as the Chemung Little League Head Baseball Coach for nearly 6 years; he loved spending time practicing with and attending his grandchildren and great-grandchildren's sporting, dancing, and musical events. His involvement and love for his extended family saw him making time for ill family members and offering any help he could. He is known for the 'twinkle in his eye' that was matched by his infectious laughter. Family and friends are invited to visit the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., in Horseheads on Saturday, January 25th from 11 am to 2 pm. Charles' funeral service will be held there at 2pm. Rev. Cathy Dye officiating. Committal and interment will take place in North Chemung Cemetery at a later date. -Elmira Star-Gazette 1/22/2020



North Chemung and St Helena Island SC: Age 15, died Saturday, April 21, 2012, as the result of an automobile accident. Kaylee was born in Elmira on November 16, 1996, daughter of John Hudson and Debra (Brown) Banks. Kaylee was a former student of Elmira Free Academy and most recently a sophomore at Beaufort High School, SC. She was a student at Beaufort Academy of Dance and Lowcountry School of Performing Arts. Her family, friends and dance were most important in her life, and she was a great friend to all she met. Kaylee's love for animals was boundless, her hope being that all animals would be taken care of and have a good home. She aspired to one day own an animal sanctuary. Kaylee was predeceased by her grandparents, Victoria and Lee Hudson of Buena Vista, GA, Robert L. Brown of North Chemung, and cousin Christopher Brown of Horseheads. She is survived by her parents, Debra Banks of North Chemung, John and Mary Hudson of St. Helena Island SC and Ithaca NY; sisters, Jennifer Banks, Lindsey Banks; brother Chris Hudson; grandmother Delores Brown; uncles, Mike (fiancée Molly Rumbarger), Dan (Mary) and Dave(fiancée Liz Chirico) Brown, Greg (Darlene), Dimetrius and Vincent (Brenda) Hudson; aunt Sheila Hudson; nieces, Maleah Banks and Keaira Frost; along with a host of cousins and special friends. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, April 26, 2012 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow with Reverends Karen Boone and Chip Possee officiating. Committal will take place on Friday, April 27, 2012 at North Chemung Cemetery. Please remember Kaylee with a donation to Chemung County SPCA, Route 352, Elmira NY 14903.   Star Gazette – April 24, 2012


HUGG, Donald F.
Age 48 of 404 Union Place, Monday, March 1, 1976. Private funeral will be held at Barrett Funeral Home, Friday at 11 am Rev. Gene Callahan. Burial North Chemung Cemetery. Flowers gratefully declined. Survived by wife, Mrs. Marilyn Hugg; sons, James of Campbell, N.Y., Michael of Columbia Crossroads, Pa, Mark and David both at home; daughters, Mrs. Dennis (Sandra) Scullin of Pisa, Italy, Suzanne, Kristine, Melissa and Julie all at home; brothers, Francis of Elmira Heights, Chester of North Chemung, Lloyd of Elmira, Arthur of Columbia, South Carolina; sister, Mrs. George Crane of Benson, Ariz.; four grandchildren, several nieces and nephews. He was a retired employe of  Cook Coffee Company, has been associated with Marty’s Sub Sales for last 3 years.


LANGDON –FERN NORMA (LANGDON) WOOD age 89 of Corning, NY passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014. Fern was born on July 6, 1925, in Moorecroft, WY to the late Walter and Jesse (Marsh) Langdon. In addition to her parents, she was also predeceased by her husband, Norman Wood; son, Walter Leonard; daughter, Norma Hoseapple; and sisters-in-law, Nona Langdon and Lois Soprano. Norma is survived by her children, Francella Richhart and Wesley Leonard; sister, Ruth (Bernie) Chapman; brother, Ernie Langdon; nieces and nephews. Family and friends may call at the Barber Funeral Home, Inc., 413 S. Main St., Horseheads on Monday, December 8, 2014, from 3PM to 5PM. Funeral services will be held at the conclusion of callings hours at 5PM. Interment will take place in North Chemung Cemetery, North Chemung, NY. Those wishing may make memorials to the Quackenbush Hill Baptist Church, 4371 College Ave., Corning, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/6/2014


MARTIN Barbara J. Walker

North Chemung: Age 73, died on Friday, January 14, 2011 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility. Barbara was born in Elmira, a daughter of the late Alfred and Josephine (Jones) Martin. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, James H. Walker Jr.; daughter Connie M. Weller of Erin; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne E. and Della Walker of Erin; grandson Jeff Walker of Erin; step granddaughter Jennifer (Weller) Granger of Elmira; brother and sister-in-law Alfred and Jeanne Martin of Wellsburg; sister and brother-in-law, Delores and Robert Brown of North Chemung; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert and Virginia Walker of Liverpool NY, Earl and Patricia Walker of Gillett PA, Ruth and George Dinsmore of Tennessee; several nieces and nephews. Barbara was predeceased by son-in-law Gale Weller and sister-in-law Doris Talada. She had worked as a certified nurse aide for a number of years. Barbara was an avid bird watcher. She enjoyed her family and especially time spent with her grandson Jeff. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of W. Water and Walnut Streets, on Tuesday, January 18, 2011 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. Committal prayers and interment will take place Wednesday at North Chemung Cemetery.  Donations in Barbara's memory may be directed to St. Joseph's Hospital Foundation, 555 St. Joseph's Blvd., Elmira NY 14901.  Star Gazette – January 16, 2011


Marjorie L., Age 85, of 646 Breesport N. Chemung Road, Lowman, NY, died December 26, 2007 at Bethany Village, Horseheads, NY. Marjorie was born October 8, 1922 in Elmira, NY, daughter of the late Stephen and Mae Jones McMaster. She was a graduate of Southside High School and St. Joseph's School of Nursing in Syracuse, NY. Marjorie devoted her life caring for others and was employed as a Registered Nurse at the Chemung County Nursing Facility prior to her retirement. She was a member of the North Chemung United Methodist Church, Arthur G. Depew VFW Post #6200 Ladies Auxiliary, Ovid, NY, St. Joseph's School of Nursing Alumni Association and a member of R.P.E.A. Survivors include her daughter-in-law, Annette Bleeker of Lowman; grandchildren, Shilo Anne and Robert Costley III of Erin, NY, Stephen R.C. Bleeker and his fiancée, Megan Palmieri of Elmira, NY; great-grandchildren, Layla Thomas, Cadence Costley, Rhiannon Costley; many close and loyal friends. Marjorie was predeceased by husbands, Robert D. Bleeker on December 20, 1995 and Frank J. Kuleszo on December 29, 1999; and by her sons, Airman First Class Steven R. Bleeker on August 9, 1968 and Kevin G. Bleeker on November 9, 2003. Family and friends are invited to call Saturday, December 29, 2007, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. Funeral and committal services will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 7 p.m. with Reverend Anne Mowery officiating. Interment will be in North Chemung Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Memorials are directed to the Baldwin Volunteer Fire Department, Breesport N. Chemung Road, Lowman, NY 14861. Published in the Star-Gazette on 12/28/2007.

FRANKLIN E. VANVALKNER age 71 of the Elston Hollow Rd., RD 2, Elmira, NY unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 5, 1988.  He is survived by sisters, Mrs. Beatrice Houston with whom he resided and Mrs. Irene Cody of North Ft. Myers, FL; numerous nieces, nephews, grandnieces and nephews and great-grandnieces and nephews.  Mr. VanValkkner was born November 19, 1916 in Elmira, son of Ben and Cynthia (Judson) VanValkner and was a lifelong resident of the Chemung County.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal services will be held there on Friday at the conclusion of calling hours (9 p.m.).  The Rev. E. Gene Callihan will officiate.  Interment North Chemung Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/7/1988


JAMES H. WALKER JR. age 78, passed away Sunday, October 26, 2014. Jim was born September 17, 1936, a son of James H. and Myrtle (Clark) Walker. He is predeceased by his wife Barbara (Martin) Walker, son-in-law Gale Weller, brother Robert Walker, sister Doris Talada and brother-in-law Robert Brown. Jim is survived by his daughter Connie M. Weller of Erin; son and daughter-in-law Wayne E. and Della S. Walker of Erin; grandson Jeff Walker and wife Lindsay of Dagus Mines PA; brother and sister-in-law Earl and Patricia Walker of Gillett PA; sister and brother-in-law Ruth and George Dinsmore of Tennessee; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Alfred and Jeanne Martin of Wellsburg, Virginia Walker of Liverpool NY, Dolores Brown of North Chemung; along with several nieces and nephews. Jim was a Master Carpenter. He enjoyed the outdoors and the great times spent with his family. Family and friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 5:15 p.m. A private interment will take place at North Chemung Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/28/2014

Age 58, of Erin, NY died after a brief illness Mon., Aug. 11, 2008, at the Bath VA Medical Center. Gale was born April 29, 1950 to Helen (Hollenbeck) Weller of Horseheads and the late Lawrence "Red" Weller. He is also survived by his loving wife of 20 years, Connie (Walker) Weller; daughter, Jennifer (Walter) Granger of Elmira; grandchildren, Michael, Walter and Destiny; sisters and brothers, Delores Welty of West Valley City, Utah, Sher Main of Elmira Heights, Arnold Weller of Elmira, Darrell Weller of Batavia, Darwin (Pam) Weller of Elba, Anthony Weller of Elmira, Gabriel Weller of Horseheads, Wayne Weller of Watkins Glen, Helen (Leroy) Stanton of Elmira Heights, and Delia Weller of Horseheads, NY; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Barbara and James Walker of North Chemung; brother-in-law, Wayne (Della) Walker of Erin; many nieces, nephews, neighbors and special friends, including Roger Hugg and Edward Fitzgerald; special nephew, Jeff Walker of Erin. Gale was employed at Topps Market in Consumer Square. He was a veteran of the US Army, serving during the Vietnam War. He also was employed at the former SCT BOCES and capabilities in Elmira. Gale enjoyed hunting and fishing and was an avid outdoorsman. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads on Thurs., Aug. 14, 2008, from 10 a.m. - 12:00 noon. His service will be celebrated there at 12:00 noon. His interment with full Military Honors will follow in North Chemung Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 8/13/2008

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