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Tri-Counties Genealogy & History by Joyce M. Tice

Woodlawn Cemetery, City of Elmira, Chemung County, New York

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

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

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


Woodlawn Obituaries

PACELLA Keyara Pearl
Infant daughter of Lauren N. Pacella and Timothy B. Davis of Elmira, NY. She was born Monday, November 24, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center and died Sunday, January 4, 2009, unexpectedly at home. In addition to her parents, she is survived by her siblings, Lontel Brooks, Eric Davis and Camisha Davis; maternal grandmother, Nancy Pacella of Elmira; aunts, Marschell, Angela, and Cynthia Davis; uncle, Vernon Davis all of Elmira; cousin, Regina Clayton of NC. She was predeceased by her paternal grandmother, Pearl Davis. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St., at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Thursday, January 8th from 10 to 11 a.m. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.

ROBERT W. PAGE, 67 of Tampa, Fla., formerly of Wellsburg Monday, Sept. 6, 1954 at Elmira.  Retired Wellsburg funeral director.  Survived by wife, Mrs. Lena M. Page; daughter, Mrs. Harold A. Jamieson of Wellsburg; sister, Mrs. Maude Merritt of Elmira.  Body at Smith & Fudge Funeral Home and this afternoon will be removed to the family home in Wellsburg where friends may call after 7 p.m. today.  Funeral there Thursday at 2 p.m., the Rev. Raymond M. O’Brien.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 9/7/1954

PALMER – H. Louise Palmer Harris, 85, of Roseville, died Thursday, Jan. 4, 1996, at Arnot-Odgen Medical Center, Elmira, NY. Born June 24, 1910, in Mansfield, she was the daughter of Lewis M. and Blanche Hanyen Palmer. She was a retired schoolteacher having taught in Mosherville, and Pine City, NY for several years. She was a 1926 graduate of Mansfield High School and a 1929 graduate of Mansfield State Teacher’s College. She attended New York University in New York City, and earned her Master’s Degree at Elmira College in 1966. She was a member of the New York Retired Teachers Association, Twilight Chapter #475 OES, Past Regent and member of the Wellsboro Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, former state officer and local president of the Colonial Dames, 17th Century, a member of the Daughters of American Colonists, the Tioga County Historical Society, the Twin Tiers Genealogical Society, the Wednesday Morning Musicales, and the Mansfield 55 Plus Club. She was an active member and a vital part of the Roseville United Methodist Church, holding offices, teaching Sunday School, directing the choir and playing piano and organ for 53 years. Preceding her in death was her husband of 53 years, Thomas G. Harris, on June 15, 1987. Surviving are four daughter and three sons-in-law, Linda and Bud Baker of Anchor Point, AK, Anne and Philip Clark of Roseville, Alene and Roger York of Roseville and Ellen Coburn of Spokane, WA; grandchildren, Thomas Baker of Lancaster, CA, Robert Baker of Anchorage, AK, Eric Baker of Long Beach, CA, Shawn Baker of Camarillo, CA, Colleen Sparkman of Florence, OR, Jeannie Hocker of Arnot, Janelle Davie of Middlebury Center, Timothy Clark of Goldsboro, NC, Martin Clark of Marquette, MI, Thomas Clark of Bellevue, WA, Travis York of Roseville, Jennie York of Bellevue, WA, and Marie York of Roseville; 19 great-grandchildren; 4 nieces and nephews; close friends, Gretchen Westlake of Millerton and Bruce Westlake, Susan Gilbert, Richard Westlake, Betty Reist, Roberta Jo Jones and David Westlake. Calling hours were held Sunday, Jan. 7, at the Roseville United Methodist Church. Funeral services and OES services were held there Tuesday, Jan. 9. The Rev. Dr. James F. Bellamy officiated. Burial was made in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY. Donations may be made to the Roseville United Methodist Church Building Fund, c/o Linda Dunkleburger, RR 2, Box 2415, Mansfield, PA 16933. Arrangements were handled by the Wilston Funeral Home, Mansfield.

 Mrs. William O. Wells died yesterday morning at 3 o’clock at the family home in Buffalo, after a week’s illness of pneumonia.  The decedent was forty-three years old.  Before her marriage she was Miss Harriet Palmer of Rutland, Pa.  Mr. and Mrs. Wells and daughter, resided in Elmira about 15 years.  Two years ago yesterday they removed to Buffalo to reside.  While in Elmira Mrs. Wells was an active member of the First Methodist Episcopal church and was a practical Christian woman.  As a wife and mother Mrs. Wells was devoted, self-sacrificing, with all those womanly characteristics which endear, enrich and make up a true home.  Among her associates she exemplified the Master she lovingly followed, and the sunlight of her countenance illumined any social gathering.  The decedent is survived by her husband, William O. Wells, who was formerly associated at the F. L. Jennings store on State street; a daughter Lenore, her father, Charles E. Palmer of Rutland, Pa., and a brother, Lewis M. Palmer of Mansfield, Pa.  The remains were removed to Elmira today and were taken to the home of  Mr. and Mrs. Frederick L. Jennings, 614 West Church street, where the funeral will be held Tuesday afternoon at 1:30 o’clock.  The Rev. A. J. Saxe, pastor of the First Methodist Episcopal church, will officiate.  The burial will be in Woodlawn cemetery.  (Handwritten date 1912)

Mrs. Harriett A. Blood died Friday night at 8:30 o’clock at the family home, 511 Balsam Street. She is survived by her husband, Henry Blood; a son Charles Humphrey Blood; two daughters Ruth and Florence all of Elmira; a brother Austin C. Palmer of Falfurrias, Texas; a sister Mrs. Stephen F. Wilson of Snedikerville, Pa.; a niece Miss Lou India Eaton of Elmira. The remains repose in the Harrington undertaking rooms until Sunday afternoon when they will be removed to the family home. The funeral will be held at the home Monday morning at 11 o’clock the Rev. John Richards to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan. 11, 1924)


Mrs. Mary P. Jennings Inhales Poisonous Fumes and Body is found 24 Hours Later—Leaves Note for Friend.

Despondency resulting from failing health is believed to have caused the suicide of Mrs. Mary Palmer Jennings, 66, of 917 West Water Street, widow of Fred L. Jennings, a former prominent Elmira merchant. Mrs. Jennings’ body was found in her bed at 9 o’clock Friday night, 24 hours after she is believed to have inhaled the fumes of chloroform. Discovery was made by David S. Chang, a draughteman at the American Bridge Company plant and a roomer in the Jennings’ home. He last saw her alive about 10 o’clock Thursday night, when she informed him that his breakfast the next morning would be on the table downstairs, in case she did not arise at the usual time, Mr. Chang ate his breakfast Friday morning and left the house. When he returned Friday evening he found no one about the house, investigated and discovered the body.

Dr. Abraham Lande was summoned and called Coroner Tracey Hamilton, who found the woman lying half covered by bed clothing, wrapped in a heavy dressing gown. Close against her mouth and nostrils she held a tumbler partly filled with absorbent cotton. A two-ounce bottle nearby contained a small quantity of chloroform. Beside the bed, Coroner Hamilton found a hastily written note, in which the deceased directed that Elizabeth L. Hathaway of Mosherville, Pa., take care of her effects. Miss Hathaway was notified and the note turned over to District Attorney Walter B. Herendeen. Sheriff U. S. Collson, with Deputy Sheriff Frank Spaulding, visited the home and Coroner Hamilton turned the case over to them. Mrs. Jennings had been in failing health for some time and friends had also noticed the development of certain eccentricities. Her husband, who had conducted a feed store, died several years ago. She was born and spent her early life at Millerton, Pa. (handwritten on article May 20, 1926)

Mrs. Mary Palmer Jennings, widow of Fred L. Jennings died Thursday night at the family home, 917 West Water Street aged sixty-six years. Mrs. Jennings died on the fourth anniversary of her husband’s funeral date. Mrs. Jennings was a native of Mosherville, Pa., and was a graduate of the State Normal School at Mansfield, Pa. She passed a part of her early life in Millerton, Pa. Mr. and Mrs. Jennings came to Elmira about 1890 and Mr. Jennings conducted a seed and butter store on State Street several years, in which business he was very successful. Before his death Mr. Jennings disposed of his business to the Banfield-Jennings Corporation on West Water Street. Mrs. Jennings had been in failing health and last Fall she planned to spend the winter in the South but later changed her plans and remained in Elmira. The decedent was a woman of literary ability and often read for circles of her friends. She was a member of the Travel Club, the Chemung Chapter, D.A.R. and the First Presbyterian Church. The funeral will be held at the family home Monday at 4 p.m., and will be strictly private. The Rev. W. H. Benham will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery. (handwritten on article May 20, 1926)

PALMER Orson Walker
Death of a Well Known Resident of This City This Morning.  Elmirans will be grieved to-day to learn of the death of Orson Walker Palmer, one of the best known and most highly respected residents of the city. He passed peacefully away at his home, No. 509 Lake street, at 9 o'clock this morning. For a long time the deceased had been in poor health and for several months bad been gradually failing. For several weeks it has been known that his days were numbered. His death does not come unexpectedly. It is none the less sad, however, on this account his legion of friends will deeply mourn his demise. Mr. Palmer had been a man who made friends rapidly and -who when he once formed an acquaintance at once commanded his respect and admiration. He possessed a beautiful disposition and a lovable character. His personality was the type of citizens which make a community noted. He spent the greater part of his life in Elmira and his acquaintance was widespread. Quiet and unassuming he never desired to enter into public life but was contented to follow in his quiet business way. Although suffering much from poor health he was exceedingly energetic. For the past week Mr. Palmer has been dying. Yesterday he began to sink more rapidly. During the night he suffered much but toward morning seemed easier and died peacefully, surrounded by his family. The cause of death was chronic liver trouble. He was conscious almost to the very moment of his death. Mr. Palmer was born in Genoa, Cayuga county, August 10. 1827, being seventy-three years of age at his death. He was educated at the Genoa academy and also at the Hartford, Pa., academy. He was admitted to the bar in May 1851, and practiced law in Elmira from 1851-1862. He was engaged in the coal business In Washington in 1862-1865, and was in the insurance business to New York and elsewhere 1867-1894. He was married to May Moe at Lansing, N. Y., January 9, 1850; Elizabeth Grover, of Southport. October 11, 1853. and to Mrs. C. A. Bentley of Brandon, Vt. April 26. 1882. He is survived by his wife and two daughters, Mrs. W. H. Blight of this city and Mrs. T. Frank Brownell of New York city. These were daughters of the second wife. There were no children of the last marriage. He is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Benjamin Rhodes of Eimira. He has many other distant relatives. The funeral will be held at 4 o'clock Friday afternoon at the late residence. The interment will he in Woodlawn. Funeral Director F. B. Smith will have charge of the arrangements. A book entitled "Men of New York," published in Buffalo, contained an excellent likeness of Mr. Palmer and the following account of his Life:  O. W. Palmer belongs to the class of men, so numerous in our land, whom we call "self made" -in other words, men who have set out with a determination to achieve success, in some chosen field of activity, and who have accomplished their purpose, without aid from others and in the face of unfavorable circumstances. Mr. Palmer's grandparents came from New England and settled in what was then the wilderness of central New York, on the shores of Cayuga lake, and it was there that he was born. He was brought up on a farm, with only the limited educational opportunities of a farmer's boy but he was ambitious to become a lawyer, and to that end he determined to get as much education as possible. For several years he divided his time between farm work, teaching and attendance at academies, earning enough money from the two former occupations to pay for his schooling, and at length in the winter of 1848-49, he attended Fowler's law school In Cherry Valley, New York. The following spring he entered the office of Divan, Hathaway & Woods of Elmira, one of the leading -law firms in central New York. Three years later he was admitted to the bar and for the next ten years he practiced the profession of his choice in Elmira. During that time he was associated with Henry W. Collins, under "the name of Palmer & Collins, and with G. L. Smith, under the name of Smith & Palmer; but for the last five years he practiced alone. We hear much of the mental and moral stimulus that comes from the discipline undergone by the student who works for his education, and practices strict economy in order to obtain, it, But unfortunately there is another side to the story, and the physical effects of such a course are sometimes disastrous. Mr. Palmer's constitution was not sufficiently strong to stand the strain to which it had been subjected to his youth, and after ten years of legal practice he was obliged to seek a less confining occupation. In the spring of 1862 he moved to Washington, and bought a wholesale and retail coal business, which he conducted for the next three years. Mr. Palmer's residence at the national capital during the momentous years of the Civil War, and the intimate relations he there enjoyed with well-known public men, stimulated hits patriotic impulses. Unable on account of ill health to go to the front himself, he sent a substitute, though he was not drafted, and did all in his power to relieve the wants of soldiers from his native state, who were confined in hospitals in and near Washington. At the close of the war Mr. Palmer returned to Elmira, but he soon moved to New York city, where he became connected with the Manhattan Insurance company. When the great fire at Chicago, with its tremendous losses, brought ruin to so many insurance companies, the Manhattan was one of those to succumb. Mr. Palmer then set himself to organize a new company called the Manhattan Fire Insurance company, of which he was made a director and secretary. The confining duties of this position again proved too much for his health and in 1874 he severed his connection with this company, and took up the field work for the Franklin Fire Insurance company of Philadelphia. For twenty years he carried on this work with distinguished success, and during a great part of this time his headquarters were again in Elmira. Recently he resigned his position with the Franklin company, and now devotes his time to the adjustment of fire losses. Mr. Palmer has done much to promote the interests of good underwriting in New York state. He was one of the organizers of the New York State Association of Underwriters and has always been, an active member of the organization. He was at one time its president. He is a member of St. Omer's commandery, Elmira, and of the Century club. ELMIRA DAILY GAZETTE and FREE PRESS 6/6/1900  Contributed by Mike Palmer - Winterport, Maine.

ROBERT C. PALMER age 88, of Elmira, passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 6, 2015. Bob was born in Cortland, NY on April 25, 1926 a son of Ruth (Fuller) and Roy W. Palmer. He is predeceased by siblings, Helen Palmer, Donald Palmer, Betty Phillips and son-in-law Mike Troy. Bob is survived by his wife of 65 years Ella May Palmer; children, and their families; Carol A. Troy of Elmira, and sons, Jason and Bryan Stull; William C. and Carine Palmer of Rogers AR and children, Melissa and Alexander; Douglas C. and Fay Palmer of Huntsville AL and children, Jordan (Robin) and Lauren; Andrew J. and Heather Palmer of Summerville SC, and children, Renee (James) DeVito and Kelsey Palmer; great grandchildren, Gage Stull, Morgan Ryan, Whitley Palmer; brother Roy Palmer of Elmira; sister-in-law Alice Boyton of Elmira; along with several nieces and nephews. Bob was a veteran of the U S Army serving his country during World War II. He was a meat cutter at various grocery stores over the years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, 502 W. Water Street, Elmira, on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. A funeral service will follow at 6:15 p.m. with Pastor Gail Wilson officiating. Interment, with military honors, will take place at Woodlawn Cemetery Columbarium on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 1:00 p.m. Those wishing may remember Bob with a donation to Riverside United Methodist Church, Food Pantry, 559 Spaulding Street, Elmira, NY. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/8/2015

MRS. SARAH PALMER INMAN Mrs. Sarah Palmer Inman died Thursday morning at the home of her granddaughter, Mrs. Lester C. Gamble, 413 Walnut Street. The decedent was born in Rutland, Pa., March 18, 1844. She was married three times. The decedent was highly respected by many friends, is survived by a daughter , Mrs. Edna Watkins of Elmira; six sons Dr. Samuel M. Seafuse, Dr. Merton E. Seafuse, Frank Seafuse and Ernest Inman of Elmira, Smith Seafuse of Wyalusing, Pa., and Edwin Vedder of Bentley Creek, Pa.; four brothers Smith Palmer, Troy, Pa.; Frank Palmer, Hornell; Mark palmer, Mansfield, Pa.; Layton Palmer, Mosherville, Pa.; a sister Mrs. Minnie Feathers, Mansfield; 13 grandchildren and five great grandchildren. The funeral will be held at the home of Dr. Samuel M. Seafuse, 518 Fitch Street, Saturday at 2 p.m. , the Rev. W. D. Cavert to officiate. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Died May 7, 1921.

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GARTHWAITE, Vera (Rietmann)
Of Horseheads, and longtime resident of Mark Twain Apartments in Elmira, was born in Sylvania, PA, the daughter to Charles and Mary Adell Slingerland Palmer just prior to the turn of the Century on Aug. 7, 1897 and died peacefully on Sunday, June 3, 2007, just months before her 110th birthday. Vera was predeceased by her husbands, George Rietmann in 1960 and Samuel Garthwaite in 1983. Her surviving family includes her daughters and son, Marcia and Homer Finley of Horseheads, NY, Nancy and Dennis Hutchinson of Port Jefferson, NY, Robert and Jan Rietmann of Miami, FL, with his twin sister, Mary Lou and Robert Pottinger of Walnut Creek, CA; several grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Vera was the last of five siblings. After graduating from Elmira Business School, Vera went to work for the Former Elmira Bank and Trust Co., now Marine Midland/ HSBC Bank. Vera was an avid traveler who enjoyed foreign travel, seeing over 12 different countries. She was also an enthusiastic Bridge Player and member of the AARP. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., June 6, 2007, from 6-9:00 p.m. Her service will take place in the funeral home on Thursday at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY.


PARKER Maxwell Haight

Elmira: Age 89, of Elmira, NY died on Wednesday September 7, 2011. There will be no calling hours, a private funeral service will be held at the convenience of the family, interment at Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira. Those wishing may make memorial donations to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, Meals on Wheels, or the Food Bank. Max is survived by his loving and devoted wife Carol D Parker, having recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary; daughters Maxine H. Parker with sons Connor M. Parker and Evan C. Parker; Joy H. Parker (Robert Johnson) with daughters Kara G. Chalk and Kirsten H. Chalk, all of Elmira; sister-in-law Phyllis L. Daniel of Denver, CO. Max was predeceased by his parents Howard R. and Grace Haight Parker. He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, serving in Europe during WW II. He graduated from Bucknell University in 1949 and was the owner of Parker Real Estate and Insurance of Elmira. Max was a direct descendant of Col. John Hendy, one of the first settlers in the Elmira area. The family would like to express their sincere gratitude to the caring staff of both Arnot Ogden Medical Center and Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care.   Star Gazette – September 10, 2011


TIMOTHY JAMES PARKER age 41, of Sayre PA, died unexpectedly November 14, 2017. He was pre-deceased by several family members and is survived by his three children, Harley Didas, Timothy Parker II and Julia Parker; parents, Rose and Ernie Parker; estranged father, Paul Parker; siblings Anne Marie Foster (Shawn), Ernie Parker (Missy), Tom Parker (Dawn), Ammie Comfort (Joe), Bridgette Mattison-Snyder (Steve) , Junior Parker (Jessica), Jason Page (Des), Justin Page (Vanessa); grandmother Marion Kinner, along with several nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles, as well as very close friends, Josh Pelton and Thomas Savercool. Tim enjoyed the outdoors, fishing with his kids, 4-wheeler riding, floating down the river, riding his Harley, and enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. Family and friends are invited to call Friday, November 17th from 1 to 2 pm at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral service will follow at 2 pm. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. In Lieu of flowers, please contribute to the Timothy Parker Go Fund Me website. We lost our son, brother, father, and friend and now have another guardian angel to watch over us. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/16/2017


PARKS –EDITH J. DOANE, age 81 of Horseheads, NY. She was born January 27, 1934 in Wysox, PA, daughter of the late William and Louise (Montgomery) Parks and passed away Thursday, July 16, 2015 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. She was predeceased by her long time companion John Burrows in 2005 and is survived by her children: William (Irene) Doane of Cayuta, NY, Patricia (Bradley) Punchard of Elmira, Yolanda (Jack) Blair of Elmira, Ondalee Doane (Fluffers) of Horseheads and Scott (Luisa) Doane of Myrtle Beach, SC; 7 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; brother Willis (Bev Keyser) Park of Horseheads; sister, Grace Brewer of Pine Valley; special friends Glen Shelley and Jim Grady both of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. She enjoyed playing Euchre and making ceramics. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, July 19th from 2 to 5 pm. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 5 pm. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/18/2015

PARMERTER –BETTY JANE PARMERTER SCHER of Williamsport, MD - At just after midnight on October 17, 2018, Betty Jane Parmerter Scher made her final exit in Williamsport, Maryland, surrounded by family.  Born in Elmira, New York she was the daughter of the late Nellie Ester Dunbar and Archie C. Parmerter. Betty is predeceased by her husband Stanley Ivan Scher, and survived by children Mark J. Scher (Frances Murphy Scher) and Leslie King (Ken Smith) and grandchildren Kate Scher and Evan Scher. With her love of theatre, Betty spent many years behind-the-scenes in community theatre. This tied together her artistic interests and early career as a society columnist for the Maryland Independent. Before this, she worked for the Hecht Company and the American Red Cross. She and her husband settled in La Plata to raise their family. Later she used her directorial skills as office manager for her husband's counseling practice and volunteered at the National Colonial Farm and Calvert Marine Museum before moving to Williamsport, Maryland.  Her interment will be in the spring at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, New York. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the American Red Cross. Betty would like to be remembered as a bibliophile and a consummate Frank Sinatra fan. –Elmira Star-Gazette 10/25/ 2018


PARMETER Minnie M. Maslinski

Age 75, of Elmira, NY, died on Friday, October 12, 2012 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center in Elmira. Minnie was born on August 12, 1937 in Elmira, daughter of the late William and Dorothy (Johnson) Parmeter. Minnie is survived by her daughter, Ann Maslinski; son, Stanley Maslinski; grandchildren, Michael, Felicia and Jordan Maslinski; 2 great grandchildren; sisters, Ann and Mary. Family and friends are invited to call Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. A Remembrance Service will follow at 1 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery.   Star Gazette – October 16, 2012


PARSONS Elizabeth P. "Betty" Miller

Age 85, of West Hill Rd. in Elmira, died on Monday, June 6, 2011. She was born June 2, 1926 in Cherry Flats, PA a daughter to Morton and Edna (Henry) Parsons. She was predeceased by her husband, William "Bill" Miller, on Oct. 4, 2003. Betty is lovingly remembered and survived by her daughters, Kathryn (Gordon) Pauling of Milford, PA, Judith (Timothy) Burdick of Big Flats, NY, Pam Tucci, also of Big Flats, NY; grandchildren, Adrienne (Brian) Howard, Vanessa Pauling, Joshua (Kristi) Pauling, Rachel Pauling, Mitchell and Ashley Burdick, Andrew Tucci, Amy (Michael) Belosky; great-grandchildren, Justice Howard and Anna Pauling; brother, Charles "Skip" (Evelyn) Parsons of Wellsboro, PA; sister-in-law, Mary Jean (Dean) Payne of Montoursville, PA; and several nieces and nephews. She was also predeceased by her brother, Thomas Parsons. Betty was a longtime member of Hillcrest Baptist and served as their choir director for 35 years. She was the bookkeeper for West Hill Construction Company, and also employed by Ostrander Epicure Foods. Family and friends are invited to attend her service to be celebrated in Hillcrest Baptist Church, 115 West Hill Rd., Elmira, NY on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 11:00 with a graveside committal service to follow in Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira.    Star Gazette – June 8, 2011


LYNN F. PARSONS of Sebring, Florida formerly of Elmira, NY passed away on Friday, May 7, 2016 after a courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his loving wife of 57 years Sylvia Parsons and children David and Daniel (Mercedes). He is also survived by grandchildren Amanda and Christopher. He was predeceased by his parents Olive and Roy Parsons and his only sibling Zelda Anglehart. Lynn worked for A & P and drove bus for the many different companies. He was also employed as a driver for Alan Jay Transportation in Florida. While in Elmira, he attended Westminster Presbyterian and served as an Elder. In Sebring he attended First Presbyterian Church where he served as an Elder and sang in the choir. Services will be held on Saturday, May 28th at 11:00 in Sebring and burial will be at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. Memorials may be directed to the First Presbyterian Church or Good Shepherd Hospice both in Sebring, Florida. –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/15/2016

PATTERSON –JOYCE S. “GRANNY AJ” BURNS age 90, of Elmira Heights, passed away Monday evening November 30, 2015 at Arnot-Ogden Medical Center surrounded by her family. Born on December 30, 1924 in Elmira, Joyce was the daughter of the late Morton and Julia Dobberstein Patterson. She was the proprietor of Joyce's Beauty Shop and Some Place Else Tavern in Elmira. She was a devoted Navy wife to the former, CPO John J. Burns. She was also predeceased by their daughter, Suzanne; sister, Katherine Jane Steele; brothers and sisters-in-law, Marguerite Patterson, Robert (Georgia) Burns, William Burns, Don Burns and Paul (Joyce) Burns. Surviving is her loving son, John (Barbara) Burns, Elmira; the loves of her life, her grandchildren, Corey (Jessica) and Courtney Burns; great grandchildren, Alorah Joyce, Alaynah Jean, and John Morton II. Joyce is also survived by her brother, Robert Patterson, Horseheads; brothers and sisters-in-law, Betty Burns, Patricia (Glen) Haggerty, Tom (Marylou) Burns, Alberta Burns; along with several nieces and nephews that she loved so. Joyce enjoyed attending her grandchildren's sporting events, and was an avid NY Mets and Notre Dame fan. She was not only Granny to her grandchildren and great grandchildren but to all of their friends as well. The family would like to thank the many care givers who cared for Joyce at the former Skilled Nursing Unit at the Arnot-Ogden Medical Center, C5 at Saint Joseph's Hospital and 3C at Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport/Elmira, NY on Friday, December 4, 2015 between the hours of 6-8 p.m. Funeral services will take place at Caywood's on Saturday at 10 a.m. with interment in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/3/2015


PATTERSON –KATHERINE JANE (PATTERSON) STEELE age 92 of Elmira, NY passed away Saturday, November 29th, 2014 at the St. Joseph's Hospital. Katherine was born in Elmira, NY on July 18th, 1922; daughter of the late Morton and Julia (Dobberstein) Patterson. She is predeceased by her husband, Dr. Edward F. Steele, M.D., who passed away on October 23rd, 2007. Surviving Katherine is her daughter and son-in-law, Sue (Steele) and Robert Lynough II of Elmira; son and daughter-in-law, Edward Rae and Kathleen (Healy) Steele of Clarence, NY; and daughter, Katherine E. Steele of Elmira, NY; four grandchildren, Elizabeth Lynough Zehr (Isaac) of Watertown, NY, Nicholas Robert Lynough of Elmira, Christopher Edward Steele and Gregory Edward Steele, both of Clarence, NY. One great-grandchild, Declan Zehr; sister, Joyce Burns of Elmira; brother, Robert Patterson of Horseheads, NY; along with several nieces and nephews; sister-in-law, Eleanor Jean Steele of Elmira. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ. Several years ago, she was involved in many Garden Clubs, Daughters of the American Revolution and Thursday Morning Musicals. In her time, she loved being a wife, mother and grandmother. She enjoyed reading cookbooks, gardening and cooking. She attended St. Vincent's Medical Center School of Nursing in Toledo, Ohio and graduated in the early 1940's, married Dr. Edward F. Steele in 1949 and raised their family here in Elmira. A private memorial service celebrating the life of Katherine Jane Steele will be held at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family. Katherine Jane will be laid to rest alongside her beloved husband, Edward at the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY. Those wishing to do so may make memorial donations in Katherine Jane Steele's name to the SPCA or the First United Church of Christ. Flowers will be provided by the family. –Elmira Star-Gazette 12/1/2014


PAUL James Theodore Paul II

Age 86 of Elmira, NY. He was born June 14, 1925 in Templeton, PA, son of the late James T. Paul and Marie Butler Paul Campbell and went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Sunday, May 27, 2012. In addition to his parents, he was predeceased by his son James T. Paul III; sister Betty Cannon and brother John D. Paul. He is survived by his wife Lillian Paul of Corning; His legacy lives on in his children Diane Paul, Mildred Swan, Gary J. Paul, Ricky (Chris) Paul, Sandra (Edward) Brown and Bruce Paul all of Elmira, Sheila (Anthony) James of St. Louis, MO and Wayne (Vicky) Paul of Wyoming. He has 24 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren, one great, great grandchild and a host of nieces and nephews; special cousin Lucian Rollins and his special friends Ron Evans, Mark Fullwood and Ira Heyward. James was employed with the Pennsylvania Railroad at the age of 16. He was a WWII Veteran and retired from Corning, Inc in 1987 after 38 years. He coached Small Fry baseball, was an avid traveler and horse racing fan. In his earlier years, he was a serious semi-pro bowler in the NY State area. He was a loving father but most of all he loved his family and grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to his funeral service on Friday, June 1st at 12 noon in Resurrection Tabernacle, 964 Lake St., Elmira. Rev. Gerald Glover will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Star Gazette – May 28, 2012


PAUL James Theodore III
James Theodore Paul III of Elmira, NY. He was born in Elmira, NY on January 4th, 1953 to James and Lillian Rollins Paul and died unexpectedly on Thursday, November 12, 2009. Jimmy is survived by his daughters, Tanya Paul White of Tampa, FL, Karla Simpkins (Malik) of Edgewater, FL and Becky (Martin) Booth of Edgewater, FL and 7 grandchildren. He also leaves to mourn his father, James T. Paul of Elmira, NY and mother, Lillian Paul, Corning, NY. Sisters, Diane Simpson of Elmira, NY, Mildred Swan of Elmira, NY Sheila (Anthony) James of St. Louis, MO, Sandra (Edward) Brown, Elmira, NY. Brothers, Gary Paul of Elmira, NY, Ricky (Chris) Paul of Elmira, NY, Wayne (Vickie) Paul of Wyoming and Bruce Paul of Corning, NY; along with a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. Special friends, Bonnie Cummins of Edgewater, FL and William Audinwood of Corning, NY. Jimmy graduated from Elmira Free Academy in 1971 and was an outstanding football, baseball and basketball player, which earned him the Ernie Davis Award in 1970. He enlisted in 1971 and served in the Army National Guards. Jimmy loved his children, grandchildren, family, many friends, coaching, watching sports and reading the bible. He was employed by Aladdin at the Chemung County Nursing Facility.  Family and friends are invited to visit Resurrection Tabernacle, 964 Lake St., Elmira on Friday, November 20th from 11 a.m.  to 1 p.m. His funeral service will be held there at 1 p.m. Rev. Gerald Glover will officiate. Committal prayers and interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Walter J. Kent Funeral Home is assisting the family.  Published in Star-Gazette on November 18, 2009


PAUL Richard A. Paul

Age 82 of Wellsburg, NY died Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011 at the Chemung County Nursing Facility. He was born October 5, 1928 in Elmira, NY son of the late Marion & Gladys (Waddell) Paul. Richard graduated from Elmira Free Academy. He also served his country as a Radio Operator with the US Air Force during the Korean Conflict in Germany from 1950 to 1953. Dick was a Corrections Officer and retired from the NY State Department of Corrections, Elmira Correctional Facility. He was also retired from the Elmira City School District where he worked in the Transportation Department. He was a 44 year member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154, enjoyed woodworking and building grandfather clocks. His other interests included teaching archery, hunting both gun and archery. He was an avid fisherman and enjoyed teaching and playing his Hawaiian Lap Steel Guitar. Dick loved collecting political pins and memorabilia. Survivors include his children, Michael Paul of Chandler, AZ, Diane & Michael Liddick of Elmira, Cheryl & Rick Hurd of Wellsburg, Timothy (Bonnie Hart) Paul of Elmira Heights, two sisters, Joyce DeSera and Arline Paul both of Elkland, PA, his loving companion Helen Beckman of Elmira, 12 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Richard was predeceased by his parents, a son Richard J. Paul and two brothers, Arnold "Mike" Paul and David Paul. Family and friends are invited to call from 10 AM to 12 Noon, Friday, April 29, 2011 at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc. 279 Main St. Wellsburg, NY. His service will be held at the conclusion of calling hours at 12 noon with Rev. James Carr officiating. Interment with military honors will be in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira, NY.   Star Gazette – April 27, 2011


PAULMAN –HELEN A. COSGROVE was born September 20, 1926 in Elmira, the daughter of the late Harry and Florence (Wheeler) Paulman, went home to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at the Corning Hospital with her family at her bedside. Her sisters, Louise VanHouten and Dorothy Brace also preceded her in death. She survived by her loving husband, Bernard L. Cosgrove with whom she has spent 64 wonderful years of life and love with; her son and daughter-in-law, David and Elese Cosgrove; daughter, Debra Cosgrove; siblings, Marge Hetherington, George Paulman and Anna Mae Cosgrove; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews. Helen retired from the Howell Box Company after many years of dedicated service. She will be remembered for being a friend to all she met, for having a big heart and for her warm and friendly spirit. Above all else, she will be remembered for being a woman of prayer and for her love to her Lord. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc. 1050 Pennsylvania Ave. Elmira/Southport, NY on Saturday, March 14, 2015 from 1:00 to 3:00 PM. A Celebration of Helen's life will follow the visitation at 3 PM. Reverend Brian Kain will officiate. Interment will take place privately at the convenience of her family in Woodlawn Cemetery. –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/12/2015


PAULMAN –MARJORIE HETHERINGTON, age 97 of Elmira Heights, NY passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at home. She was predeceased by her parents Harry and Florence (Wheeler) Paulman; daughter, Patricia Andress and sisters: Helen Cosgrove, Dorothy Brace and Louise VanHouten. She is survived by her daughters: Barbara Cokely of Johnson City, Joyce (Nicholas) Michalko of Elmira Heights and Susan Kilmer (Paul) of Elmira; grandchildren Brenda (Fred), John (Kareem), Amanda (John), Kelly (Jeff), Michael (Annette), Joseph (Tacy), Michael, Elizabeth (Mike); several great grandchildren and great, great grandchildren; sister Anna Mae Cosgrove of Elmira Heights; brother, George Paulman of Elmira along with several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Hetherington retired from LRC Electronics. She loved to cook and bake. She was a loving and precious lady. Her children and grandchildren were most important to her. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Sunday, November 6th from 1 to 2 p.m. Her funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Her family offers a special thank you to Bobbi Machuga, her caregiver; CareGivers; Michelle and Joy from Gentiva Home Care; Dr. Debnath and nurse Denise for the wonderful care they all provided her. –Elmira Star-Gazette 11/5/2016


Lois P. Age 85, of Elmira, died after a lengthy illness Sunday, January 15, 2006, at the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility. Lois is survived by her husband of over 49 years, John W. Mills II; daughter, Holly Mills of Frisco, TX; sons and daughters-in-law, Lindsay and Karen Mills of Elmira, NY, John and Marcia Mills III of Minneapolis, MN; grandchildren, Ashleigh Mills and Jason Mills. Lois was also predeceased by her brother, Grant Pardee. Lois was born July 14, 1920 in Buffalo, NY, the daughter of the late Albert and Maude (Lindsay) Pardee. Working for Aramco, Lois traveled extensively throughout the entire Middle East and Europe. While there, she met and married her future husband, John Mills II in Beirut, Lebanon, and also was married there on May 12, 1956. She was retired from the Elmira City School District, having worked in the Guidance Office at Elmira Free Academy. Lois was also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was a devoted wife, mother and a special grandmother. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 So. Main St., Horseheads, on Wed., January 18, 2006, from 4-6:00 p.m., with her service to follow there at 6:00 p.m. with the Rev. Dennis Christiansen officiating. Interment will take place in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of her family. Those wishing may express their sympathy with memorials to the Notre Dame Convent House, 1400 Maple Ave., Elmira, NY 14904, or the Salvation Army, PO Box 293, 414 Lake St., Elmira, NY 14902-0293. Special Thanks to Sr. Mary Ann Sliwa and the various doctors, nurses, aides and caregivers of the Chemung Co. Nursing Facility for their compassion, care and countless hours making our mother's stay dignified and comfortable. Thank you most sincerely.

Age 34, of Elmira, died very unexpectedly on Monday, September 7, 2009. Nick was born September 7, 1975 a son of John T. and Maria Pahuda Paribello. In addition to his parents he is survived by his children, Nicholas J., Jr. and Macie L. Paribello; sisters, Lisa Paribello, with children, Jessica & Jake, Michelle Paribello, with daughter Amanda; brother Christopher Paribello, all of Elmira; brother-in-law Chad Cummings; along with many good friends from Elmira and throughout the country. He is predeceased by his grandparents, Nicholas & Maria Pahuda, Thomas & Theresa Paribello. Nick was a Correction Officer at Southport Correctional Facility for 10 years. Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Thursday, September 10, 2009 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. A prayer service will be held at the funeral home on Friday, September 11, 2009 at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary's Church, Elmira. Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Nick's memory to The Paribello Children Education Fund, c/o Michelle Paribello, 723 W. Third Street, Elmira, NY 14905.  Published in Star-Gazette on September 10, 2009

LESLIE W. PARK age 74 of mark Twain Apartments, Friday, January 3, 1975 in Haines city, Fla.  Friends are invited to call at the MacPherson Funeral home Sunday 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m.  Funeral and committal service there Monday at 2 p.m.  Rev. Lawrence Dunn will officiate.  Flowers gratefully declined.  Contributions may be made to the First United Methodist Church, Horseheads.  Burial Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by wife, Rhea Park; sister, Mrs. Esther Kinsman of Michigan, several nieces and nephews.  He was a member of union Lodge No. 95 F & AM, Navy veteran of World War I, retired employee of Motor Components Division of Bendix and member of the First United Methodist Church of Horseheads.  He was a member of the Corning Consistory and Cashmere Grotto.  –Elmira Sunday Telegram 1/5/1975

PARK III Thomas C.
Age 66, of Peach Street, Bath, NY, died Saturday, November 3, 2007, at the Corning Hospital. He was born June 2, 1941 in Brigton, New Jersey, the son of Thomas C. Park II and Marie Selby Park. Tom was a graduate of Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA. He was an Investment Counselor with Allianz Corporation of New York City. He was a member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Bath and attended St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport. He was a former member of the Haverling School Board. Tom was a lover of life and an eternal optimist. He is survived by his wife, Pamela Southard Park of Bath; three daughters, Karen (Tom) White of Trumansburg, NY, Kristina Park of Washington, DC and Amy (Russell) Hicks of Newport News, VA; two stepsons, Sean (Jennifer) Southard of Bay Side, NY and Chad Southard of Chicago, IL; four grandchildren, Abigail Marie and Madeline Kristina White, John Edward Southard and Brigid Rose Southard; his brother, James (Nancy) Park of Navato, CA; nephew, Chrostopher Park; and niece, Chloe Park of Navato, CA; mother-in-law, Mildred H. Haskins of Elmira, NY; and brother-in-law, Myron Carlson of Marshall, VA. He was predeceased by his parents; first wife, Ellen Carlson Park in 1998; mother-in-law, Janet M. Beyea; and brothers-in-law, William Beyea and Edward Beyea. Funeral services will be held at St. James Episcopal Church in Hammondsport on Thursday, November 8th, at 4:00 p.m. with Reverend Sandra Curtis officiating. Burial will be in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY on Friday morning. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to a charity of one's choice.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/6/2007.

JAMES H. PARKER 0f 735 Maple Avenue died Thursday (May17, 1928) at 3:30 p.m. after an illness of seven months.  He is survived by his widow; a son, Jay H. Parker, both of Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Harry Sayer of Sunbury, Pa.; and a brother, Edward of Owego.  Mr. Parker had been a painter contractor and a sign painter in Elmira many years.  The funeral will be held at 735 Maple Avenue Saturday at 4 p.m.  The Rev. M. L. Hallock will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/18/1928

Description: Description: Description: Description: Description: C:\TC\~srgp\new\100.gifPARKER - RUTH, Agnes D.
died on Thursday, January 8, 2009, at St. Camillus Health Center. Agnes was born in Groveland, NY on May 19, 1902, the daughter of the John R. Parker and Abbie (Coats) Parker. She was a decedent of early Elmira settlers, the Heller and Coats families. Agnes was employed as a telephone operator during and after WWII, and also as a part-time sales lady for 37 years at Rosenbaums Department Store. She was an avid bridge player and will always be remembered for her wonderful sense of fashion. She was the widow of Donald H. Ruth. She is survived by daughter, Shirley Ann (Ruth) Bowen and son-in-law, James H. Bowen of Syracuse; grandchild, Lucinda Bowen of Oswego; a niece, Chris (Emerich) Penniman of Connecticut; two nephews, Scott Emerich of NY and Brian Emerich of the Virgin Islands. She was a member of the Trinity Episcopal Church, Elmira, NY. There will be no calling hours. A spring burial will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira. The family wishes to thank the staff of St. Camillus for all the kindness and care shown Agnes during her residency.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 1/17/2009

PARKER - FAGAN, Corenne A.
Age 61, of Elmira, NY, died Tuesday, October 28, 2008, at her home. Corenne was born on December 9, 1946 in Elmira, daughter of the late Raymond Sr. and Corenne Parker. Survivors include her husband, Edward J. Fagan; brothers, Raymond Parker Jr. and David Parker. Corenne was predeceased by her siblings, Marian Hungerford, Robert Parker and Loring Parker. Family and friends are invited to call Monday, November 3, 2008, from 12 to 1 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. with Rev. Anne Mowery officiating. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 11/1/2008

DANIEL J. PARKER, age 45 of Elmira, died very unexpectedly, at home, on Thursday, April 8, 2004.  Dan was born July 1, 1958, the son of Nancy Parker Comfort and the late Alfred J. Parker.  In addition to his father, he is predeceased by his father-in-law Thomas Golden and brother-in-law Frank Golden.  Dan is survived by his wife of 25 years, Sue Golden Parker; children, Matthew John Parker, Katrina Sue “Katy” Parker and Jacob Francis Parker, all of Elmira; mother and step-father Nancy and Larry Comfort of Elmira; mother-in-law Elizabeth Golden of Elmira; sisters and brothers-in-law, Debby and Rich Swan of Horseheads and Julie and Bob Kriston of Lowman; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Debra and Bruce Wilkinson of Austin, TX, Richard and Linda Golden of Warsaw, NY, Cindy and Dave Guyette of Elmira, Mary Ann and Mark Hitchcock of Elmira, Diane and Richard Augustine of Elmira and Beth and Michael Cantando of Horseheads, NY; special friend Bill Cronin of Elmira; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins; his family at Guthrie Medical Systems where he worked for 25 years as a computer analyst, and a host of many good friends.  Dan was an intelligent man who loved his family and friends and was always there to help others.  His father, who died in 1991, has always stayed close to his heart.  Dan enjoyed life; he had a great sense of humor, love of music and special times at the lake.  Friends are invited to McInerny Funeral Home, corner of Water and Walnut Sts., on Monday, April 12, 2004 from 1:00 P.M. to 3:00 P.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M.  A funeral service will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at 10:00 A.M. officiated by Father Edward Golden and Reverend Donald Hoff.  Interment will follow at Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make donations in Dan’s memory to the Dan Parker Children Scholarship fund, c/o Guthrie Federal Credit Union, 104 North Elmer Street, Sayre, PA. –Elmira Star Gazette.

PARKER Julia Marion
LANAHAN  Julia Marion (Parker) Formerly of Horseheads and Elmira, died March 12, 2006 at Southern Ocean County Hospital in Manahawkin, NJ. Marion is predeceased by her parents, Fred and Sarah Elizabeth Parker; her husband, James Lanahan; and son, Michael. She is also predeceased by her sister, Helen Naomi Rohrbacher; and brother, Thomas Parker. Marion is survived by her daughter, Susan Dianne (Hugh) Personius of Watkins Glen, NY; sons, James Lanahan of Fort Worth, Texas (817-907-6876) and Kevin (Janet) Lanahan of Manahawkin; 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren; her sister, Anna Elizabeth Long of Manahawkin; and several nieces and nephews. It was Marion's wish that there be no calling hours. Arrangements are being made by Maxwell Funeral Home, Manahawkin, NJ, with a graveside service at Woodlawn Cemetery in Elmira, NY at the convenience of the family.

PARKER -  MRS. NELLIE G. PLAISTED age 83 of 106 Chestnut Street, Elmira, Saturday, May 21, 1983 at St. Joseph’s Hospital.  Friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral home, 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue Monday 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. with funeral services there Tuesday at 10 a.m., the Rev. Voight Archer officiating.  Interment Woodlawn Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers those wishing may make contributions to Centenary United Methodist Church in Nellie’s memory.  She is survived by sons, Edward Plaisted of Elmira, Fred R. Plaisted of Horseheads and Theodore Plaisted of Schenectedy, NY; six grandchildren; sister, Pearl Rathbun of Elmira.  Nellie was a member of Centenary United Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school for many years and was active in the Inquiry Group.  She was a member of the Senior Citizens Group and was a retired employee of the F. M. Howell Inc. of Elmira, NY.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/23/1983

TIMOTHY J. PARSONS, 79 of 912 Westside Ave., died at 9 a.m. Monday, July 28, 1941 after an extended illness.  He was a member of the F&AM, Mansfield and of the Epworth Methodist Church.  He formerly was employed by the Board of Education in the maintenance department, retiring several years ago.  He formerly lived in Millerton, Pa., but had resided in Elmira for the last 20 years.  He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Viola Sabum Parsons, Elmira; a sister, Mrs. Charles Ward, North Tonawanda, N.Y.; a niece, Mrs. Carl Johnson, with whom he resided and several other nieces and nephews and three cousins.  The body was removed to the Hagerman Funeral Home where the funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday.  The Rev. Richard Barnes will officiate.  Burial will be in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/28/1941

PASSANANTE - LOSITO, Agnes Marie Nee: Passanante
Age 83, 1112 College Avenue, Elmira, died March 17, 2009 in Orlando, Fl after an eight-month illness. Born in Kanas City, MO, moved to NYC and raised on the Lower East Side and the Bronx to first generation Sicilian immigrants. She worked as a hair dresser for Don Pauldine of the Ritz, then self-employed for 30 years. She also worked as a Nurse's Aide at the Chemung County Infirmary for 15 years until her retirement. She is predeceased by her parents Frances (Panepinto) and Natale Passanante both born in Palermo, Sicily; as well as sister Bernice Sochacki; and brothers Paul (Sonny) and Natale (Jr.) She is survived by her husband of 61 years, Anthony (Tony) Losito; children Samuel of Orlando, FL, Anthony Jr. (AJ) and daughter-in-law Jayneanne of Clearwater, FL, Francesca (Chi Chi) Debbarh and son-in-law Karim of Orlando, FL, Rocco of Elmira and Dina of New York City. Agnes is also survived by grandchildren Angela Losito, Antoinette Losito-Thomas, Sammy Losito, Maria Debbarh and Nadia Debbarh; and great-grandchildren Zion, Jacob and Eve Marie Thomas. Agnes is also survived by brother John; sisters Ann (Friedman) and Nanette (Bay Schiavi), as well as several in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins and many, many friends. Agnes was a parishioner of St. Anthony's Church and a life-long member of the Italian American Club. She proudly served as a Republican Committee woman for many years. Relatives and friends may call at the Kalec Funeral Home, 705 E. Church St. Elmira, NY, on Wednesday, March 25, 2009, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. A Prayer Service will be held at the funeral home on Thursday at 9:15 a.m., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 a.m. at Sts. Peter & Paul's Church, Market St., Elmira, NY. Interment will follow the church service at Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, friends may make donations in Agnes' memory to the American Cancer Society, 1316 College Ave., Elmira, NY. (Envelopes available at the funeral home). Agnes and Tony celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary last June with a large Losito family reunion. She loved to garden, knit, collect antiques, bird watch, listen to Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Roselli, and watch old Dean Martin roasts with Tony. She was a proud Sicilian-American, incredibly creative and a very generous wife, mother, sister and aunt and will be missed by everyone who knew her. Resto nella pace, mamma.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 3/22/2009

PASSIER –MRS. MANFRED OTILIO PETERSON formerly of Elmira Heights, Sunday, Apr. 22, 1945 in Allegany.  Survived by daughters, Mrs. L. C. Williams and Miss Florence Peterson of Allegany; son, Carl of New Jersey; sisters, Miss Anna K. Passier of Philadelphia , Mrs. S. V. Carpenter of Ambridge, Pa.; brother, Charles Passier of Philadelphia; three grandchildren.  Prayer service Tuesday, 7 p.m. in Ballard Funeral Home, Elmira Heights, Wednesday where funeral will be held at 2 p.m. Revs. Leonard Basford and A. P. Coman.  Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 4/23/1945

LEO J. PATROWSKI late of 759 East Fifth Street died Friday night (Mar. 2, 1934).  He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Lena M. Patrowski; a son, Harry in the U.S. Navy; a sister, Mrs. Frances Kujawaski; tow nieces, four nephews.  The body is in the Honan Funeral Home where the funeral will be held Tuesday at 10:30 a.m.  The Rev. Fenimore E. Cooper will officiate.  Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 3/3/1934

Abram H. PATTERSON died Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the home of his brother, Francis Patterson, 409 Cleveland Street, Elmira Heights, aged thirty-four years. The decedent had been ill four years and met his suffering uncomplainingly. He is survived by his widow, a son, Charles Patterson; a brother, Francis; four sisters, Mrs. William Eddy, Mrs. Verne Eddy, Mrs. Arthur George, Mrs. Olive Lehman. The funeral will be held privately at the home of his brother, Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. The Rev. H. L. Lewis, of the Northside Baptist church, will officiate. Burial in Woodlawn cemetery. (handwritten on article Jan 1923)

Alice E. Of Titusville, FL, age 86, died peacefully July 3rd in Titusville. She was born May 3, 1919 in Elmira, NY. She was the daughter of Florence J. and George L. Patterson, Sr. She married F. John Garbay on January 7, 1939 who predeceased her in 1991. She retired from Sears where she worked as a Credit Department Supervisor, she reorganized the Catalog Department and worked as a floor sales person in Ladies Wear. Prior to Sears, she drove a school bus and worked as a Truant Officer in the Elmira Heights School District. She was a real proponent and catalyst for the consolidation of the Elmira Heights School District. Her daughter, Diane, often referred to her as a woman ahead of her time. She is survived by three daughters, Mary Anne Andrade (Joseph) of Horseheads, NY, Patricia J. Huffman (Edward) of Elmira, NY, and North Port, FL, Eleanor G. Meagher (William, Jr.) of Titusville, FL: two sons, John J. Garbay (Faye) of Orchard Park, NY, and Robert G. Garbay of Orlando, FL; ten grandchildren; ten step grand-children; 15 great-grandchildren; one step great-grandchild. She was predeceased by her daughter, Diane H. York (Alan) in 2002; her parents; her half-brother, George L. Patterson, Jr. in 2002; and her stepmother, Ellen Patterson in 1988. She was a communicant of St. Teresa's Catholic Church in Titusville, FL. A funeral mass will be held at St. Charles Borromeo Church in Elmira Heights, NY, on July 15th at 10:00 a.m. with the burial directly after mass at the Woodlawn Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Diabetes Association


PATTERSON Lillian Shepardson

A longtime resident of Southport, died Sat. evening, July 21, 2012 at her home in the care of loving friends. Born in Elmira, daughter of the late, George & Emma Bohlke Patterson. Lillian graduated from Elmira College and Geneseo State College and with a Masters Degree in Teaching. She devoted her life to the care, love and education of young children. She was instrumental in the formation of the "Mothers Club". She was quoted referring to a child's report card, "More times I was tempted to say that this child craves love or this child wants attention." "Your basic 5 year old is the same as he or she was 38 years ago but more and more have one primary affliction, a lack of love." She retired from the Elmira City School Dist after 34 years of dedicated service at Riverside Elementary School where she taught kindergarten. While teaching she was given a toy giraffe by one of her students which lead to a career long collection. She was a member of the First United Church of Christ in Elmira, and a charter member of Delta Kappa Gamma, Alpha Rho. Lillian was predeceased by her beloved husband, G. Raymond Shepardson following 60 years of happy marriage. Surviving are her step sons, Dr. C. Raymond Shepardson, IL; and Lt. John "Jack" Shepardson, CO; grandchildren, great grandchild, nieces and nephews; wonderful friends and caregivers, JoAnn Burr, Denny & Kathy Lacomb. In addition to her parents and husband, Lillian was predeceased by her step daughters-in-law, Mrs. Jan Shepardson and Mrs. Nina Shepardson. Family and friends will be received at Caywood's Funeral Home & Gardens, 1126 Broadway, Southport on Sun. July 29, 2012 between the hours of 4-6 p.m. Funeral services will take place there Mon. at 10 a.m. with her pastor, the Rev. Richard Hubbard officiating, followed by graveside services in Woodlawn Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the G. Raymond Shepardson Fund c/o AOMC, 600 Roe Ave. Elmira, NY 14905 in her memory. Thank you to the wonderful caregivers who made it possible for Lillian to remain in her home. She was truly appreciative of your friendship.  Star Gazette – July 26, 2012



AGE 98 OF Bethany Manor, Horseheads, Thursday, May10, 1984.  Friends may call at Ballard & Lindgren Funeral Home, Sunday 2 to 4 p.m. with funeral & committal service there at 4 p.m.  Rev. George Miller officiating.  Interment in Woodlawn Cemetery.  Survived by nieces, Mrs. Richard Yeager of Wysox, Pa., Miss Elinor Neal of Wellsboro, Pa. & Mrs. Floyd Reynolds of Horseheads; nephews, Ernest Fields of Horseheads & Elwyn Fields of Florida; several cousins.  She was a member of Hillcrest Baptist Church & widow of Olin Jones.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 5/12/1984


PAUTZ - OBIT: MRS. J. PHILIP WEYER (Birth name Albertine PAUTZ)
SOURCE: Elmira Star-Gazette, 28 March 1921
DEATH DATE: 29 Jan. 1921 (source: Woodlawn Cemetery lot card)
BURIAL: 29 March 1921, Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira NY
Cause of Death: Bronchitis. Age at death: 85 (source: Woodlawn cemetery lot card)
Transcriber: Anne Ross
"The remains of Mrs. Albertine Weyer, widown of the late J. Philip Weyer, who died at St. Petersburg, Florida, several weeks ago, were removed to Elmira yesterday. The funeral will be held at the family home, 517 William street, Tuesday, at 4:30 p.m.., the Rev. R. Vieweg tp officiated. The burial, in the family ploy at Woodlawn cemetery, will be private. "

PAYNE –MRS. ANNE (PAYNE) WHITEHOUSE age 86 of the Dayspring Apartments, Corning, Thursday, June 2, 1988 at Corning Hospital after a  brief illness.  Mrs. Whitehouse was predeceased by her husband of 59 years, Eli Whitehouse on June 18, 1979 and her survivors include; daughters and sons-in-law, June and James Durfey of Cayta, Anne and Burton Noll of Painted Post; sons and daughters-in-law, Eli R. and Marjorie Whitehouse of Cayuta, David and Ella Whitehouse of Syracuse; 12 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 1 great-great-grandson; sister, Mrs. Beatrice Lavris of Elmira; brother, David Payne of Morris Run, PA; several nieces and nephews.  Mrs. Whitehouse was born February 12, 1902 in Morris Run, PA, a daughter of William and Phoebe (Green) Payne.  She was a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Painted Post.  Friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, Friday from 7 to 9 p.m.  Her funeral service will beheld there on Saturday at 1 p.m., the Rev. Dr. Terry Morse will officiate.  Committal services will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery.  –Elmira Star-Gazette 6/3/1988

PAYNE –ELVENIA WHITE (PAYNE) was born on August 6, 1918 in Chauncey, Georgia. She began the journey to her eternal resting place on July 19, 2018. Elvenia was one of six siblings born to Johnny Lee and Lillian Payne. She went on to marry Elzie White, who predeceased her. They were joined for 44 years. Elvenia had many blessings in her life and fourteen of them were children, eight boys and six girls. She was predeceased by two of her sons. Her children went on to extend the family legacy, providing Elvenia with the joyful noise of 30 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, and 11 great great grandchildren. Elvenia spent most of her adult life as a faithful servant of God. She accepted Our Lord Jesus Christ as her personal savior in 1961. She worshipped and received the word of God at Faith Temple Community Church in Elmira, New York. Although her greatest effort was extended to raising her family, Elvenia also believed in serving others. She would visit jails, hospitals, and any other organization in the local community where she felt there was a need to spread the word of God. She herself was a true missionary and her eldest son went on to become a minister, currently serving in Rochester, New York. Elvenia was truly a blessed servant of God and we all pray that her hard work will deliver her to the final place of glorification. A celebration of Elvenia's life will take place at Faith Temple Community Church on Standish Street in Elmira, New York on Monday, July 23, 2018. The family will be receiving guests at 10:00 AM with a service to follow at 11:00. Interment will follow in Woodlawn Cemetery. Donations in her memory can be made to Faith Temple Community Church. –Elmira Star-Gazette 7/22/2018

Everett J. Payne, 65, died at the family home at Jackson Summit, Pa., Friday at 4:30 p.m. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Agnes L. Payne; two sons, Carroll A. of Tacoma, Wash.; Malcolm L. at home; a daughter Mrs. Raymond W. Smith at home. The funeral will be held at the family home Tuesday at 12:30 p.m. and at the Jackson Summit church at 1:30 o’clock. Burial in Woodlawn Cemetery, Elmira.

PAYNE Keith (Brooks)
Age 24, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 26, 1985 in Elmira to Randall Brooks and Ruby Payne and died Saturday, June 13, 2009, unexpectedly. He was predeceased by his mother, Ruby Hutchinson; grandparents, Frederick Payne, Barbara G. Brown and Earline Brooks; 3-month-old daughter, Kenya Payne. Keith is survived by his sons, Isiah Payne and Jacob Cook; significant other, Summer Cook; father, Randall Brooks of Binghamton, NY; brothers, Emanuel (Payne) Blair of Elmira, David Holmes of Binghamton NY, Jovon (U.S. Army) Clinton Brooks of Elmira and Randall Brooks, Jr. of Elmira; sisters, Jean Hutchinson and Alecia Brooks; special aunts, Val Haynes of Elmira, Crissy Brown of Elmira, Cheryl Wilson of Rochester, NY and Andera Myers of TX; grandparents, Eddie and Veronica Brooks of Elmira. He is also survived by several aunts, uncles, nieces, cousins and many friends. Keith will be sadly missed and in the memory of all those that loved and knew him as he touched all of our hearts. We are all saddened that we lost him at a young age, but in our hearts we are relieved to know he is in a better place. Rest in peace our dear son, father, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Monday, June 22nd, from 12 to 1 p.m. His funeral and committal service will follow at 1 p.m. Minister George Campbell will officiate. Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Keith's family gives a special thank you to his aunt Val Haynes for all her support.  Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/20/2009

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