This page includes obituaries of people with connection to our three counties but not buried in them or cemetery not identified. If local cemetery is known, see the Obituaries by Cemetery section of the site.
BARKER Ryan T.
Age 25, of Elmira, NY, died resulting from a motor vehicle accident on Tuesday afternoon, July 8, 2008, serving his community. Ryan was born February 9, 1983, a son of Thomas and Linda Connelly Barker. He graduated from Horseheads High School in 2002 and attended Corning Community College. Ryan was employed as a fire fighter in the City of Corning and West Elmira and worked as an EMT for Erway Ambulance. He had been a member of Horseheads Fire Dept., Elmira Heights Fire Dept., currently a member of West Hill Fire Dept. and an honorary member of the Cairo Hose Company. He enjoyed hunting and especially loved time spent in the company of his family and friends. His passion was helping others through his dedication to public service. Ryan is survived by his wife, Jane Barker; and their children, Meagan, Jacob, Thomas, Molly and Madison Grace; parents, Thomas and Linda Barker of Horseheads, NY; brothers, Sean and Patrick Barker; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Samuel and Peg Kutchukian of Elmira, NY; grandmother, Joyce Connelly of Canandaigua, NY; grandfather, Joe Barker of Elmira Heights, NY; and grandmother, Fern Barker of Florida; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Anne and Tim Hartman; and several special aunts, uncles and cousins. He was predeceased by his grandfather, George Connelly. Ryan will lie in state at the Horseheads Fire Dept., 134 N. Main St., Horseheads, NY, on Saturday, July 12, 2008, from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. A Fireman's Memorial will be held at 1 p.m. with Rev. Dr. David Sullivan. Funeral Service will be held at the Park Church, 208 W. Grey St., Elmira, NY, at 3 p.m. with Rev. Wayne Gustafson. Private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY, 607-739-2035. Those wishing may remember Ryan through memorial contributions to an Educational Scholarship Fund for his children in c/o Anne Dell, 3631 Oak Lane, Furlong, PA 18925. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/10/2008.
BARONE Raymond J.
Age 75, of Elmira, NY, son of the late Victor Edward and Helen Margaret (Pesta) Barone, died on Monday, July 14, 2008, at Elcor Maple Creek Residential Facility. Ray is survived by his loving companion, Dorothy Bednarek; sons and daughters, Richard, John Paul, Edward and Patrick, all of TX, Juanita of PA, and Helen of VA; brother and sister-in-law, Leon and Wilma Barone of Elmira Heights; sister-in-law, Anne Barone of Elmira; 15 grandchildren, six great-grandchildren; special friends, Danny and Mary Beth Bednarek; several nieces and nephews and many friends and neighbors who made his life easier. Raymond was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, retired from Kennedy Valve and was a past Governor of the Moose Lodge 157. At Raymond's request, there will be no calling hours. A Memorial Service will be held on Thursday, July 17th, at 5 p.m. at the Independent Baptist Church, 719 Holdridge St., Elmira. The family requests that in lieu of flowers, please make donations in Raymond's memory to Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, 6931 Arlington Rd., Bethesda, MD 20814. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2008
BARTSCH Guenter "Pops," "Opa"
Died Friday morning, July 18, 2008. Guenter was gifted in ways too many to mention, and will always be remembered by all who knew and loved him for his many talents. He began Narde Paving with Don Narde and worked there for many years. He then worked at Schweizer Aircraft Corporation for over 35 years, where he was a highly respected painter and inspector. Guenter was an avid outdoorsman, and shared and instilled his love of hunting and fishing with his sons. Guenter was admired and loved by many, including the afternoon coffee crew at Dunkin' Donuts, and all his Schweizer co-workers. Guenter will be greatly missed by many, but especially by his son, Mark; granddaughter, Amanda ("little one"); daughter-in-law, Lexy; and his lifelong friends, Dorothy and Darrell Tenny, who were more than friends; they were his support and confidants for over 30 years. It was Guenter's wish to that he be afforded a Memorial Service, calling hours, and a Christian burial. It was his desire that his friends and family be given an opportunity to take part in remembering and celebrating his life in this manner. Unfortunately, due to circumstances beyond our authority, those in control of arrangements have decided not to honor his requests, and it is with great sadness that Guenter will not have his final wishes fulfilled. Please remember him in your prayers, and keep him fondly in your memories. As per his request, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to those who supported him in life: The National Kidney Foundation, The American Heart Association and The Diabetes Foundation. For all that he suffered in life, he is now at peace in the hands of the Lord. Of that, he cannot be denied. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/20/2008
BARTSCH Guenter E.
Of Horseheads, NY, died Friday morning, July 18, 2008, at the Chemung County Health Department after an extended illness. He retired from Schweizer's Aircraft Corp. in Big Flats, NY with over thirty five years. Guenter is survived by his wife, Lisa Bartsch; sons, Erich (Faith) Bartsch, Mark (Lexi) Bartsch and Andrew (Cheryl) Bartsch, all of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Adam, Cassandra and Amanda; and a dear family friend, Linda Haag. It was the family's wishes that there be no calling hours. Those wishing to remember Guenter may make contributions to the SPCA, 2435 St. Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933 or the Special Olympics, 1133 19th St., N.W., Washington, DC 20036 in his memory. Arrangements are entrusted to Sullivan's Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/20/2008
BENEDICT Harry A.
92, of 532 Fulton St., Waverly, died in the Tioga General Hospital. Born in Richmond township, Tioga County, Pa. on Feb 3, 1868, he was the son of Orson A. and Emma Kettle Benedict. He married Louise Cruttenden in Elmira, Nov 16, 1897. Mrs. Benedict died Aug 4 of this year after 62 years of marriage. Before moving to Waverly in 1932, Mr. Benedict resided in Mansfield and vicinity, where he was a farmer. He served as the sexton of the Glenwood Cemetery in Waverly, from 1932 until his retirement in 1953. He attended the Waverly Methodist Church. Survivors are three daughters, Mrs. Victor Buley of Waverly, Mrs. Merle T. Garrison of Mansfield and Mrs. George W. Shepherd of Wynnewood, Pa.; seven grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.
BRIGHAM - CARLSON, Jean (Brigham)
Age 81, of Mansfield, PA, died July 10, 2008. The Buckheit Funeral Chapel, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2008
BROWN - SUSEMIHL Catherine E.
Known as "Kate" by her friends and family
Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at home surrounded by her loving family. She is survived by her husband, Ed; son, David and his wife, Deanna, and her granddaughters, Korey Lynn and Jamie Lee Reidy. Also by her nephews, Steven (Allison) Harper and Brett (Mary Clair) Harper; nieces, Sherry Brown and Abbie Brown. Also surviving Kate are her good friends, Marty and Mary Margaret Silvers, Cathy Warner and Dave Andrews. She was predeceased by her father, Charles H. and his wife, Velma D. (Fox) Brown; also by her sister, Zoe Harper; her brothers, Charles and Larry Brown. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., on Monday, July 7, 2008, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Monday at 7:00 p.m. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care Inc., 11751 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/6/2008.
BUSH - KETTER, Virginia M.
84, of E. Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads, died on Sunday, June 22, 2008, following a brief illness. Virginia is survived by her husband, John; her children, Lonni (Dan) Flynn, Drew Hubatsek, John (Charlene) Ketter, Jr., Patricia Hannan; a sister-in-law, Louise Bush; many beloved grandchildren. Virginia was born on October 18, 1923 in Elmira, a daughter of the late Elmer L. and Mildred (Ennis) Bush. For many years she owned and operated the Ketter's Ceramic Shop in Elmira. Virginia enjoyed spending time in her garden, caring for others and was a faithful friend to so many. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A memorial service and celebration of her life will be held on Wednesday, June 25th at 5 p.m. at the Sullivanville United Methodist Church, Old Sullivanville Rd., Horseheads. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to a charity of one's choice in loving memory of Virginia M. Ketter. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/25/2008.
COLE Karen Lynn
53, of Charlotte, NC, died Tuesday, July 15, 2008, at Carolinas Medical Center. She was born in Riverside, California on May 12, 1955 and was the daughter of Barbara Edith Stratton and the late Harold Rexford Cole. Karen was employed in the telecommunications industry. Ms. Cole was a caring and helpful individual. Her sons described her as a great mom and a person full of life and laughter. She enjoyed travel, especially her trip to Costa Rica, and she loved good wine and food as well. Karen is survived by her two sons, Steven Cole of Horseheads, NY, Gregory Quick of Newfield, NY; mother, Barbara Stratton; brothers, Steven D. Cole and Jeffrey B. Cole; grandchildren, Justin, Taylor, Alivia and Caleb. Services will be held on Saturday in Ft. Mill, SC. In lieu of flowers, the family has requested memorials be sent to the Battered Women and Children Shelter, c/o United Family Services, POB 220312, Charlotte, NC 28222. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/18/2008
COSTLEY Arland H.
Age 72, of Wellsboro, PA, died Thursday, July 17, 2008, at Soldiers & Sailors Hospital, Wellsboro, PA. Arland was born July 27, 1935 in Blossburg, PA, a son of Clyde and Beatrice (Covert) Costley. He was the husband of Cinda K. (Fuller) Costley. Arland retired from Wellsboro Boro. He enjoyed steam engines and the Tioga County Early Days Celebration. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and the Steam Era in Milton, Ontario. Arland is survived by his wife, Cinda; daughters, Beatrice Cornish of Krum, TX, Melinda Catherman and Melissa Costley of Wellsboro, PA; two sons and daughters-in-law, Kevin and Pam Costley of Lawrenceville, PA, Raymond and Cindy Costley of NY; stepchildren, Tina (Mark) Tomes of Pittsburgh, PA, Robert (Tracey) Schmouder, Jr. and Richard Schmouder, both of Wellsboro, PA, Sherrie Crooks of Middlebury, PA, Brenda Lindsey of Randolph, MS, Dianne Wheatley of Liberty, PA, and James Smith; 17 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and several cousins. A memorial service will be held at Antrim Episcopal Church on Monday, July 21, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Jim Hill officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the charity of one's choice. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA, is assisting the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/18/2008 - 7/19/2008
CRUTTENDON LOUISE A
BENEDICT, Mrs. Louise A. 82, of 532 Fulton St., Waverly, NY, died Thursday, Aug 4, 1960. She was a Waverly Methodist Church member. She was born in Richmond Twp., Oct 12, 1877, the daughter of Henry and Delphine Webster Cruttenden. Mr. and Mrs. Benedict observed their 62nd wedding anniversary last fall. They were married in Elmira, NY, Nov 16, 1891. Before going to Waverly in 1932 the Benedicts resided in Mansfield and vicinity. Survived by husband, Harry Benedict; daughters, Mrs. Victor L. Buley of Waverly, Mrs. Merle Garrison of Mansfield and Mrs. George Sheperd of Wynnwood, Pa.; seven grandchildren, and nine great grandchildren. She is also survived by one half-brother, Earl Cruttenden of Williamsport, three nephews and one niece. Funeral services were held at the Russell Funeral Home, Waverly, Saturday at 4:30 pm, the Rev. Arthur H. Salin officiated. Burial was in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly.
CUMMINGS - WATERS, Joan I.
Before her passing, Joan reflected on her life and wrote the following: On Tuesday, July 15th, Joan left this life, her beloved husband Bob and her wonderful children to be with her Lord. She has bravely fought her battle with cancer for over four years, and although she never stopped fighting, her body decided that it was time to go home. Joan was born in Brooklyn, New York close to Ebbets Field where she enjoyed many Dodger baseball games as a child. She came from a single parent, Jeanette Cummings and had one sister Jan. Both her mother and sister preceded her in death. Joan attended Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn and always joked about the fact that Barbara Streisand, Susan Hayworth and Barbara Stanwyck also came from that neighborhood, and that this was one of the reasons that she so loved the old black and white movies. Joan left school in her junior year due to family finances, and always regretted not graduating. So, while in her early 40's, she earned her GED and went on to college with her two older children, Tim and Helene. They all graduated together, and Joan never let them forget she had the highest GPA of them all. One of her proudest personal moments was graduating from summa cum laude from Corning Community College, in 1980. She loved New York City and felt that she was so lucky to have grown up in a concrete world. The buildings were her trees and she loved the smell of hot, wet concrete in the summer; these were her flowers and grass. There was no where in the world she would rather have grown up. Where else could you get on a subway for a nickel and go to an art show, see a play, or hear a concert in the park? Being in NYC all lit up and shining at night was like Christmas all year long. Joan is a registered member of the Library of Congress from the early 60's. She translated history books into Braille for several years for the Light House, an organization for the blind. She also had a cosmetology license from NY State and ran her own business for several years. She loved school and believed you could learn and do anything you wanted to, if you wanted it badly enough. She learned upholstery, wood working, painting and just about any other subject offered at night school. In 1980 she opened a restaurant, The Hanover House, and although she hated to cook, with the help of her family and her husband, ran it for several years. At the late age of 70, Joan became involved with show dogs and showing them. She loved her pups and had 5, but only showed one. Her dream was to finish her "Beau" and show him at Madison Square Garden at the Westminster show. Although she was not able to do that, she enjoyed every moment in the ring, and especially loved showing in Florida. She never tired of learning and experiencing new adventures. Joan leaves three children as her legacy to this life she so enjoyed. Timothy Scott Hembrooke, who brought her great her joy and laughter. Timothy resides in Orlando, FL. Helene Ann Hembrooke, shared with her many of the things she loved. She was Joan's' companion for music events, the ballet, plays, and museums. Helene's partner in life is Carri Jean. Her baby sister, Kathleen Ann Hembrooke, was Joan's' shopping buddy and wonderful caretaker when she became ill. Kathleen's partner in life is Jacki Satterlee, who was also a great help to Joan in her final days as a friend and caretaker. Helene resides in Ithaca, N.Y. while Kate resides in Elmira, New York. Joan also leaves a dear step-son Paul Waters, and his lovely wife, Laura. Paul has been a gift and a joy to her from the day he entered her life. She has 4 other step children, Mike Waters, Jim Waters, Susan Waters and Mary Jo Meisner. Joan has 9 grandchildren, Erica Hembrooke, Tim Hembrooke, Leslie Hembrooke, Tara Hembrooke, Tori Hembrooke and Alexis Hembrooke all from Florida, and Kyle and Ryan Waters from Elmira, New York. Last but not least is a special grandson, who has been so very close and loving, Dylan Hembrooke-Turner, also from Elmira, New York. After a long separation she found her niece, Christine O'Brien. Joan was so delighted that she got to know Chris and her husband Tom, and to be able to bridge the span created by so many years apart. She also has a great niece, Heather Zennati (Fred) and a great, great niece and nephew Alia and Omah all from Houston, Texas. Most of all she leaves her beloved husband, friend, companion, and love Robert Waters, whom she has be with for 28 years. Together they shared so many wonderful adventures, travels, and friends. Most of all they had a deep and abiding love, which made their world a very special place. Joan lived by a simple philosophy; do good whenever or wherever possible, to do so anonymously, and hope it would be passed on to another in need. Joan loved her life and wouldn't have changed a minute of it. I guess you could say she had a "Wonderful Life", which was one of her favorite movies. So the next time you hear a bell ring, think of Joan and perhaps she has gotten her wings. A Memorial service for Joan will be held at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Westinghouse Road in Horseheads, NY. The date and time for this service will be provided in an announcement forthcoming. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/17/2008
DECKER Robert M., Sr.
Age 76, of W. Seneca Street, Trumansburg, NY, died on Monday, June 30, 2008, in the comfort of his home. Bob is survived by his wife, Juanita Decker Cline; son, Robert M. Decker Jr. of Odessa, NY; and his daughter, Barbara L. White of Trumansburg, NY; grandchildren, Laura Decker of Elmira, NY, Joshua White and Brady White, both of Trumansburg, NY; two great-grandchildren, Hunter and Brennden White; sister, Mary Jane Decker of Alpine, NY; sisters-in-law, Peggy, Marie and Hope Decker; along with his aunt, Genevieve Dean; and several nieces and nephews. His very good friend, Jack Lincoln of Trumansburg, NY, also survives him. Mr. Decker was a Veteran of the US Army. He served his country as a Field Communications Crewman out of Ft. Benning, GA. He was an active member of the Cole-Hansonberger-Deland American Legion Post #676, Odessa, NY, where he helped in maintaining the building and was active with the Honor Guard. He worked for the former Odessa Phone Company and loved his time riding his motorcycle, and was an active NASCAR fan. Relatives and friends are invited to call at the Odessa American Legion Hall on Saturday, July 5, 2008, from 12 Noon to 2:00 p.m. His Memorial Service will be held following visitation at 2:00 p.m. at the Odessa American Legion Hall, Route 228, Odessa, NY. Interment, Laurel Hill Cemetery, Odessa, NY where full Military Honors will be accorded. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Odessa American Legion, Odessa, NY. Arrangements under the directions of Vedder and Scott Funeral Home, Odessa, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/2/2008.
DUMAS-JONES Ja'sias Z.
Infant son of Mariah Russell and Michael Dumas-Jones, died on June 30, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survivors include his parents; grandparents, Marie Hults, Frank Russell, Jeanette Dumas and Michael Jones; great-grandmother, Charlotte Dumas; uncles, Saquan Guest, Frank Russell, Denzel Dumas, Nasmir Dumas and William Jones; aunts, Dorothy Russell, Carrie Russell, Sauntai Dumas and Arianna Walburn; great-aunts, Carrie Coleman, Theresa Hamilton, Helen Dumas, Lisa Dumas, Vera Wilson and Michelle Jones; cousin, Mekhi Russell; god-parents, Jeremiah Thomas and Danielle Vega; along with many other family members. Family and friends are invited to call on Thursday, July 10th from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Funeral services will follow at 12 p.m. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/2/2008.
EMANUEL JOHN A. JR. "Sonny"
Age 74, of Horseheads, NY, died on Tuesday afternoon, July 15, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. John was the son of John Anthony Emanuel Sr. (Giovanni) and Mabel J. Milton (Buckholtz). John was a graduate of Elmira Free Academy, Class of 1953, and served his country with the US Navy. He was a letter carrier for the US Postal Service for over 25 years and was employed as the courier for Ridge Road Dental Care for the past 16 years. John coached numerous small fry and little league baseball and basketball teams over the years, and was commissioner of the Elmira Heights-Horseheads Babe Ruth Baseball Leagues for three years. He loved hunting and was an avid outdoorsman and a member of the NYS Big Buck Club. He was a master carpenter and wood worker. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren. John was predeceased by his wife, Elizabeth Seeley; and his father, John Sr. He is survived by his fiancé, Elaine Beals of Pittsburg, PA; sons, Dr. John A. Emanuel III and wife, Rebecca and their son, Marc Anthony and daughter, Colleen Crane, and Lance Emanuel and wife, Sheila and son, Joseph Anthony, all of Horseheads, NY; stepson, Gregory Seeley and his daughters, Hiliary and Rebecca of Elmira Heights, NY; stepdaughter, Becca Seeley (Werninke) and her daughter, Olivia and son, Louie of Elmira, NY; mother, Mabel J. Miller of Elmira, NY; brother, Daniel Emanuel and wife, Sandy of Elmira, NY; and numerous cousins. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St. Horseheads, NY, on Friday, July 18, 2008, from 4-7 p.m. Mr. Emanuel's Memorial Service will be held immediately following at 7 p.m. with Rev. Richard Farrell. A private burial will be held at the convenience of the family. In lieu of flowers, those wishing to remember John may make contributions to the SPCA, 2435 St. Route 352, Elmira, NY 14903-7933 in his memory. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/17/2008
FOULKROD - TABER, Sherry E.
Age 68, of Ridgebury, PA, died Saturday, July 5, 2008, at the Robert Packer Hospital in Sayre, PA. She was born September 24, 1939 in Endicott, NY, the daughter of Walter and Mildred Parrish Foulkrod. Sherry enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed camping, fishing, hunting, gardening and traveling. Sherry is survived by her husband of 43 years, Keith Taber; her children, Thomas and Kathy Darrow of Athens, PA, and Keith "Scoob" Taber, Jr. of Jobes Corner, PA; her grandchildren, Thomas W. Darrow, Shawn P. Darrow and Colt K. Taber; her great-grandchildren, Caleb Darrow, Gabrial Darrow and Kylicia Darrow; her sister, Joyce Trout of Athens, PA; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. At her request, there will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 13, 2008, at 4 p.m. at the Mt. Pisgah Wesleyan Church in East Smithfield, PA, with the Rev. Andy Phillips and Rev. Lynn Ensign officiating. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main St., Athens, PA, has been entrusted with the arrangements. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/8/2008.
FOSTER Marlin H., Jr.
77, of Galeton, PA, formerly of Mechanicsburg, PA, died on Friday, July 18, 2008, at his home. Born July 25, 1930 in Harrisburg, PA, he was a son of the late Marlin H., Sr. and A. Isabel (Neumyer) Foster. He was married for 57 years to the former Leona Minium, who survives. Marlin retired from the Bell Telephone Company of PA and then, along with his wife, owned and operated Pigeon Hill Art & Frame in Galeton. He was a member of the Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church and the Mechanicsburg American Legion Post 109. Marlin was a Life Member of the National Rifle Association, the Amateur Trapshooting Association, and the Verizon Pioneers. Surviving, besides his wife, are two daughters, Victoria Foster, Shermansdale, PA, and Lynn (Jim) Long, Newport, PA; a son, Mark Foster, Mechanicsburg, PA; two sisters, Barbara (Leonard) Portzline, West Fairview, PA, and Joyce Forscht, Carlisle, PA; two grandsons, Ryan Clement and Mark Foster; a granddaughter, Denise Clement; and several nieces and nephews. A Memorial Service will be held at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Potter County Hospice, 1001 East Second Street, Coudersport, PA 16915; Pine Creek Valley United Methodist Church, Rte. 6, Gaines, PA 16921; or to the Salvation Army. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/19/2008
FREEMAN, SR., Paul R. Lifetime member of Southport Volunteer
Age 77 of Elmira Heights, NY, son of the late Russell and Marian (Ayers) Freeman, died peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family. He is survived by his wife, Barbara Mortimer Freeman, with whom he spent 56 years of life and love together; son, Paul R. (Cynthia) Freeman Jr.; daughter, Susan Piccione; grandchildren, Michele (Joe), Jay, Dan (Junia), Jennifer (Jody), Matthew; great-grandchildren, Peyton, Dominic, Kirstin, and Alexis; sisters, Pauline (John) Kerbein, Mary (Don) Smith, Jean (Frank) Kerbein; several nieces and nephews. Along with his parents, Paul was predeceased by his sister, Cora May; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Marian and Omer Mortimer; sister-in-law, Betty and brother-in-law, Chuck. Former member of the Elmira Heights American Legion Post #154 and lifetime member of the Southport Volunteer Fire Department. Paul was known as Santa Claus to many, young and old. He worked at Maple Farm Dairy for many years and retired from F.M. Howell after many years of service. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. with Funeral and Committal Service there Tuesday at 4:00 p.m. The Reverend William Vallet will officiate. Interment will be held at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11571 E. Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/29/2008.
GILBERT Harry A.
Of Johnson City, NY, formerly of Elmira, NY, died unexpectedly Sunday, July 20, 2008, at home at the age of 61. Harry was born February 2, 1947, the son of the late Peter and Rita (Mcklevis) Gilbert. He is survived by his wife, Doreen C. Gilbert; sons, James E. Gilbert and Andrew T. Gilbert; stedaughter, Angie (Nick) Finlayson; stepson, Jeremy J. West; grandchildren, Amelia and Kathryn; sisters, Ann (Jerry) Ingerick, Ellen Gilbert and Rita Gilbert; brothers, Peter Gilbert and Walter (Suong) Gilbert; also several nieces, nephews, aunts, cousins, numerous friends and many CSEA friends. Harry was a retired caretaker at the Chemung County Fair Grounds, and a former Vice President of Local #808 of Chemung County CSEA. He was an Election Monitor for many years in the Elmira area. Harry was an avid antique collector, spending many weekends at auctions, home sales or flea markets. In his younger years he enjoyed hunting, fishing and skeet shooting. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira on Thursday from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., with a Memorial Service there Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. Father Walter Wainwright will officiate. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Those wishing may make memorials to the Cerebral Palsy and Handicapped Children's Association of Chemung County, Inc., 1118 Charles Street, Elmira, NY 14904, in Harry's memory.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/22/2008 - 7/23/2008
After a long full life, Margaret "Peg" Graves, beloved aunt and cousin, died May 23, 2008. Peg was born on Dec. 3, 1917 in Brooklyn, N.Y., the eldest of four children born to Raymond and Mary Ann Graves. Raymond and Mary Ann were the owners and printers of the "Tioga Argus" newspaper. Peg grew up in Tioga, and graduated from Tioga High School in 1936. She worked in Elmira, N.Y. and moved to Phoenix, Ariz. in 1945. During her life she was a bookkeeper, jeweler, traveler, avid fisherwoman, and poetess. She loved music, talking politics, embarking on adventures with friends and family, and always looked forward to meeting new people. Peg leaves behind her brother, Raymond and sister-in-law Elizabeth; nieces Patty, Sue, Sharon; friend, Jody; nephew, Fred; numerous cousins and friends. A memorial service was held on Wednesday, June 4 at 9 a.m. at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church, 7655 E. Main St., Scottsdale, Ariz.. In lieu of flowers please send donations in Peg's name to: Hospice in the Valley, whose help and concern carried us through these last weeks.
HALLAUER Jessie M.
Wellsboro Agitator - August 10, 1932
Niles Valley, Aug. 8 - Mrs. Jessie Root, wife of Wesley Root, died Thursday at 2:30 p.m., at the Blossburg hospital after four weeks' of influenza and complications. She had been gaining until the Saturday before she died when there was a sudden change and she was taken Sunday to the hospital. She was born at Webster, N.Y., in 1890. She married W. J. Root at Webster, Aug. 30, 1921, and had lived in this vicinity for the past ten years. She was active in all church work and was highly esteemed by her many friends. She is survived by her husband, her father, J. J. Hallauer, her step-mother, and a half-sister, Edna, and a half-brother, Walter, of Yakima, Washington. The funeral was held Monday, Rev. Mabel Johnson officiating; burial at Newfield, N.Y. Mr. and Mrs. Will Root and son, Charles, of Ithaca, were called here Wednesday by the illness of Mrs. Wesley Root. Mr. and Mrs. P. A. Short, of Endwell, were called here Saturday by the death of Mrs. Wesley Root.
HANCOCK Alfred M.
Age 88, of Horseheads, NY, died peacefully on Saturday morning, June 21, 2008. Al served his country with the US Air Corps and retired from Schweizer's Aircraft Corporation. He is survived by his loving wife of 43 years, Helen C. Yohn Hancock; daughter, Mary C. Hancock of Horseheads, NY; son, David and his wife, Mary Hancock of Thomasville, NC; daughter, Cynthia Hancock of Lansing, NY; grandchildren, Aaron and Samantha of Lansing, NY; step grandchildren, Adam, Jason and Aaliyah; and several nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his brothers, William, Richard and Charles; and sisters, Elnora, Louise and Jenny (Betty). Even though he was plagued with Alzheimer's in his later years, he never lost his love of music, animals, and his grandchildren. Family and friends are invited to celebrate Al's life on Saturday, June 28, 2008, at 2 p.m. at Oakwood United Methodist Church, 212 Oakwood Ave., Elmira Heights, NY 14903 with Pastor Patrick Holder. For those wishing to honor Al's memory, donations may be made to Oakwood United Methodist Church. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/26/2008.
HOYT Christopher L.
39, of Mansfield, PA, died June 28, 2008 in Blossburg, PA, the result of a motorcycle accident. He was born March 27, 1969 in Elmira, NY, the son of Vaughn and Eleanor Hughes Hoyt. Chris was employed at Cole and Burd Chevrolet, Mansfield, and was a member of Friendship Lodge #247, F and AM. He is survived by his wife of 13 years, the former Lynnette Trowbridge; his father and stepmother, Vaughn and Monica Hoyt; his mother and stepfather, Eleanor and Layne Conrad, all of Mansfield, PA; 2 stepsons, Jeremy and John Brooks, both of Baltimore, MD; his paternal grandmother, Evelyn Hoyt of Millerton, PA; his father and mother-in-law, Bob and Mary Trowbridge, of Wellsboro, PA; his uncles, Scott Hoyt of Blossburg, PA, Ronald Hoyt of Millerton, PA; and his sisters-in-law, Connie Brant of Mansfield, PA, Bonnie Coxford of Middlebury, PA. Friends are invited to call at the Gary Wilston Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 130 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA Tuesday 5 - 8 p.m. Funeral Services will follow there Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. with Rev. Douglas Hodge officiating. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/30/2008.
HUNT - COLEGROVE Esther L.
Age 90, of Walden, NY, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at Columbia Cottage in Palmyra, Pa. Born October 28, 1917 in Athens, Pa., the daughter of Isaiah and Ada Belle Kinner Hunt. Esther is the widow of the late Marvin P. Colgrove. She was a former mail clerk and telephone operator at the Mid Hudson Psychiatric Center, New Hampton, NY and, along with her husband, Marvin, owned and operated Marvin's Restaurant in Elmira Heights. She was a member of the Walden Senior Citizens. She is survived by two sons, Marvin H. Colegrove and his wife, Linda of Newburgh, James E. Colegrove and his wife, Carol of Greenville; two daughters, Valerie Ramsay and her husband, Dean of Palmyra, Pa., Lauren Rockafellow and her husband, Thomas of Montgomery; nine grandchildren, Jason, Seth, Scott, Jennifer, Dana, Devin, Emma, Leslie, and Mark; six great-grandchildren, nieces and nephew. She was predeceased by sister, Elizabeth Hunt; and brothers, Charles and Donald Hunt. Visitation will be held on Friday, July 18, 2008, from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the Gridley-Horan Funeral Home, 39 Orchard St., Walden, NY. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home. Burial will be in Wallkill Valley Cemetery, Walden. Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice or the American Cancer Society. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2008
JOHNSON Eric LaRue
Age 58, of Elmira, NY. He was born August 7, 1949 in New York City, son of Leroy and Mary Barbara (Carroll) Johnson and died Monday, July 7, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He is survived by his daughter, Rashana; son, Tavaughn; along with their mother, Cheryl Jackson; loving companion, Sue Goodwin and her family; his parents, Mary and Leroy; siblings, Bobby, Saundra, Rudine, Rita, Vanessa, Cepeda and Jan; and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and beloved friends. Eric was a natural athlete. He was employed as a model in early years and then communications and retail. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira on Thursday, July 10th, from 4 to 6 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 6 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/9/2008.
JOHNSTONE, Thomas A. "TJ"
Age 62 of Elmira, NY, died Monday, July 21 at Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Born January 4, 1946, the son of Alex and Annie Johnstone, TJ lived his entire life in Elmira, graduating from Elmira Free Academy in 1964. He held many jobs throughout his lifetime, including employment at the Elmira City School District and West Elmira Town Hall. He retired from Fagan Engineers in 2008. TJ was predeceased by his mother and father; his brother, John Johnstone; and his father-in-law, Frank Williams. He is survived by his devoted wife, Judy; children, Stacey (Aaron) Turnier, and grandchild, Hayden Turnier; daughter, Wendy Johnstone and grandchild, Maddyn Johnstone Thomas, all of Las Vegas, Nevada. Also surviving are his sister, Sandra (Roger) Petsky; his mother-in-law, Ella Williams; sister-in-law, Celeste Johnstone; sister-in-law, Donna (Michael) Spaziani; brother-in-law, Jack (Lorraine) Williams; and sister-in-law, Karen Rohde (Joe Cavallaro). He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews and a special aunt, Shirley Bauer and her family and many special friends. TJ devoted his life to his family. He supported his girls in their activities at EFA and became an active member in the booster club there even after they graduated. TJ was a handy man and was often called upon by friends and family. He enjoyed shooting the breeze at Cozy Corners and dropping by OTB. The greatest enjoyment of his life was his two grandchildren, Maddyn and Hayden. He looked forward to his trips to visit them in Las Vegas and their visits to Elmira. He always had a joke or a funny story whenever you saw him. He will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him. Friends are invited to the BAKER FAMILY FUNERAL HOME on Friday, July 25 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Funeral and interment of TJ's ashes will be held at the convenience of the family at a later date. In lieu of flowers, those wishing may make donations to the First Baptist Church, 121 West Church Street, Elmira, NY 14901. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/23/2008 - 7/24/2008
KANE Paul L.
June 27, 2008; beloved husband of Barbara C. Parnell Kane and the late Kathleen T. Kane; dearest father of Bridget (Hatem) elGabri, Julia V. (Gerald) O'Sullivan, Paul F.X. (Elizabeth) Kane, Susanna M. Kane, Rachel M. (Micah Nathan) Kane, Elizabeth M. (Michael) King, and the late Eileen Marie Kane; grandfather of Sharief, Jehan, and Deena elGabri, Paul and Shannon O'Sullivan, Jesse and Jared Lina, Thomas, Molly, and Kathryn King, and the late Caitlin, Corey, and Meaghan; stepfather of Brent (Tammy), Bradley, and Bryan (Melanie) Parnell; step grandfather of Cody Parnell; brother of Daniel (Dolores) Kane, and the late Geraldine Hicks and Jerome Kane; also survived by nieces and nephews. The family will be present Sunday, 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. at the (Tonawanda Chapel) AMIGONE FUNERAL HOME, INC., 2600 Sheridan Drive (corner Parker Blvd.), where funeral services will be held Monday at 11:15 a.m. and from St. Rose of Lima Church at 12:00 a.m.
KEEHAN - LOVETT, Rose M.
Loving Mother & Grandmother
Was born August 30, 1948 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of the late John and Beatrice Keehan died peacefully at her home on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the age of 59. She is survived by her beloved sons, Joe Lovett, Clint Lovett and Jeff Lovett, all of Elmira, NY; brother, John (Margaret) Keehan of Elmira, NY; sister, Deb Keehan of Sodus, NY; loving grandchildren, Hannah Kniffen, Kalie Lovett, Emily Lovett, Brock Wilson, Elijah Lovett and Matthew Lovett; along with several nieces and nephews. Her two sisters, Joan Ortega and Joyce Kensley predeceased her. Rose was a devoted caregiver with the Cerebral Palsy & Handicapped Children's Association Of Chemung County, Inc. for many years and loved her work with all of the staff and "her people." Her genuine compassion and dedication to "her people" will never be forgotten. Family and friends are invited to gather at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY, on Thursday, July 10, 2008, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring her life will be held there following the visitation (7 p.m.) Interment will take privately at the convenience of her family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/9/2008. Interment: South Port Crematorium, Inc., Pine City,, NY
KENNEDY - Paul R. Kennedy, 77, of Norwich, N.Y. died on Saturday, July 5, 2008. He was the son of Raymond and Wilda Kennedy and was raised in Wellsboro. He was preceded in death by his wife, Mary, and brothers Francis and Ward. He is survived by a son, Thomas, and a brother and sister-in-law, R. Mahlon and Teresa Kennedy of Wellsboro. He was buried on July 9 in Norwich, N.Y. A memorial service is beng planned in Wellsboro at a later date. Wellsboro Gazette - July 17, 2008
KIMBLE - McCRACKEN Dorothy
89, of Denton, TX died peacefully on Saturday, July 5, 2008, at Countryside Nursing Home in Pilot Point, TX. She was born on October 5, 1918 in Bentley Creek, PA to Charles and Jewel (Fergerson) Kimble. She retired from Westinghouse Corp. in Horseheads, NY in March of 1979. She is preceded in death by her husband, William E. McCracken Sr. She is survived by her five children: four daughters, one son, several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/12/2008
KLOFATH - BARRETT, Laurene A. "Larrie"
89, of Mansfield, PA, died peacefully on July 15, 2008. Larrie was born March 16, 1919 in Chicago, IL, daughter of the late Frank and Margaret (Drier) Klofath. She was predeceased by her husband, James Barrett in 1976. Larrie retired from the San Diego Police Department in 1982, where she had worked for many years as an emergency services dispatcher and radio operator. She moved to the Mansfield area in 1983 to be close to family. She is survived by her son, James R. Barrett of Elmira, NY; and granddaughter, Gina T. Barrett of State College, PA. It was Larrie's wish that there be no visitation. Private funeral arrangements have been entrusted to the Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 South Main Street, Mansfield, PA, www.buckheitfcandcrematory.com. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society. The family would like to thank Laurel Home Health/Hospice of Wellsboro, PA, for their caring and compassionate service during Larrie's illness. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/17/2008
LOUGHRIDGE Carrie Grace
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) - June 14, 1922
Mrs. Carrie Taylor, aged 44 years, wife of George A. Taylor died Tuesday at the residence, 7 Cliff Street, after a long illness. She was a member of the First Presbyterian church and of the Macabees Lodge, Galeton, Pa. Besides her husband, four daughters, Harriette, Martha, Bertha and Frances and three sons, Harold, George and James, all at home survive, also her parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Loughridge of Galeton, one sister, Mrs. Mary Wilbur, of Hester, New York and two brothers, B. R. Loughridge of Galeton and Harry W. Loughridge of McKees Rocks. Funeral announcement will be made.
LOWMAN - ARNOLD, Camilla Tyler Lowman
1925 - 2008
Age 83, of Westminster West, VT, died on July 8, after a period of illness surrounded by her loving family and the caring staff at Eden Park Nursing Home in Brattleboro, VT. Camilla was born on January 19, 1925 in Elmira, NY, the daughter of Camilla Bryan and Abner Marshall Lowman. She attended local schools in Elmira, and in 1945 she graduated from Wellesley College in Wellesley, MA. She married William Randolph Arnold on October 29, 1952 at Grace Episcopal Church in Elmira, NY. For many years Camilla lived in Greenwich Village in New York City with her husband, Bill, before they relocated to Westminster West, VT in 1959. Camilla retired from The Experiment in International Living in 1987, where she had worked for many years at the original campus in Putney, VT, and later at the Brattleboro campus. Camilla was an avid flower gardener and horticulturist and enjoyed music, especially classic jazz. Camilla was known for her great sense of humor and quick wit. Camilla leaves her loving family, her husband, Bill of Westminster West; her sons, William A. L. Arnold of Brattleboro, and Marshall F. Arnold of Chicago, IL; her daughter, Camilla Elizabeth Arnold of Westminster West; her stepson, Randolph M. Arnold and his wife, Linda of Waterbury Center, VT; her grandson, Kyle Arnold of Burlington, VT. She is also survived by a niece, Carole Parker of Tuftonborough, NH; and three nephews, Ron, Peter and Steve Lowman of Elmira, NY. She was predeceased by her parents and her brothers, George Lowman and Marshall (Rip) Lowman. Funeral Notice: At her request, Camilla's ashes will be interred in the Westminster West, VT cemetery at the convenience of the family. The service will be given by Rev. Thomas Brown of St. Michael's Episcopal Church, Brattleboro, VT, from the Anglican Book of Common Prayer. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2008
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) - April 12, 1920
Mrs. Harriet Lynch, age 93, wife of John Lynch, died Sunday evening at the home of her son, George A. Taylor, of 16 East South street. She was born in Ulyssus, N. Y., March 15, 1827. Surviving are one daughter, Mrs. Charles Taylor of Sheffield, Pa., one son, George Taylor at whose home she died; two brothers and two sisters, Daniel Mack of Knoxville, Pa., Harper Mack, of Alborn, N.Y., Mrs. James Cook and Mrs. Helen Tremain of this city. She is survived also by 9 grandchildren. Funeral services will be held this evening at 7:30 at the home of her son of South street, and the remains will be shipped tonight at 11 o'clock to Knoxville, Pa., where interment will be made.
MARSH Raymond Randolph Jr.
Ray died June 30, 2008, at home after a long and courageous battle with cancer. His longtime friend Rose Kunicky was at his side. Ray was born February 19, 1952 in Boston, MA, and was raised in West Harford, CT, where he attended the public schools. His brilliance was noted early, as was his natural gravitation toward mechanical issues and engineering. He spent a summer at Lehigh University, but was accepted into the prestigious Sibley School of Mechanical Design and Engineering at Cornell University, where he graduated with two degrees: one in Engineering, the other, an MBA. His life's work included mechanical design and he was the best at it. As a child this meant building go-carts, later building and remodeling high performance cars, and later still building his home alone from the ground up. He was frequently chosen to travel to third world countries to repair turbines and to provide electricity in emergency situations. Randy was an avid sportsman, Captain of both his high school Ice Hockey and Lacrosse teams. He was an outstanding skier, a sport he retained a passion for until the end. He was a Boy Scout and served for many years as a scout leader in CT, and then for his own children in Ithaca, NY. Randy is predeceased by Ray senior, a medical doctor, and his mom, Shirley May Gardner Marsh, a nurse. He leaves two sons, Ian and Eric Marsh; and four siblings, James Marsh, an orthopedic surgeon at Yale, Barry Marsh, PhD, DVM a Veterinarian in West Hartford, CT. He leaves a sister, Nancy Marsh, APRN, a nurse who teaches and practices nursing in Michigan, and Richard Marsh, PhD, a Professor of Psychology at University of Georgia. He leaves two grandchildren, multiple cousins and many friends. It was Ray's wish that there be no service, however, it is hoped that in the near future, those of us close to Randy will come together and celebrate the life of a hardworking, brilliant individual who may best be remembered for his ethical values and practical jokes. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/3/2008.
MCKINNEY Harold F.
90 years, of Suburban Acres, Big Flats, NY, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born December 7, 1917 in Corning, NY, the son of the late William and Mary Reams McKinney. A lifetime resident of the area and a graduate of Corning Free Academy. Harold and Helen Riffle were married in St. Mary's Church, Corning, NY. He continued as a member of All Saints Parish, attending St. Mary's Church. He was employed with Corning Inc. as Supervisor for the Big Flats Plant, retiring in 1980 with 44 years' service with the company. Surviving his wife, Helen Riffle McKinney of 69 years; brother, Walter (Joyce) McKinney of Harrodsburg, KY; and sister, Catherine Tetor of Bath, NY; a special niece, Carolee Nelson (Ross) Peck of Big Flats, NY and Lake Mary, FL (Harold and his wife, Helen, raised Carolee); two sisters-in-law, Thelma Borden of Corning, NY and Dorothy Lee of Wheeling, WV; also several nieces, nephews and cousins; special neighbors and special friend, Mark Williams; and dog, Pierre. Haughey Funeral Home, 216 E. First St., Corning, NY has been entrusted with arrangements. Interment will be in the family plot at St. Mary's Cemetery, Corning, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/22/2008
MORTON - PARSONS, Sidney M.
Age 85, died on July 9, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital Skilled Nursing Facility in Elmira, NY. Sidney, a daughter of Harley G. and Violet (Bolles) Morton, was born in Elmira on February 22, 1923, where she lived until 1976 when she and her husband, Walter E. Parsons, moved to Tucson, AZ. In 2005 she returned to Elmira, after the death of her husband, where she has since lived. She is also pre-deceased by her two sisters, Dorothy G. Morton of Washington, D.C. and Constance B. Morton of Sarasota, FL. She is survived by her son, William R. Parsons of Elmira, her two grandchildren Nathaniel T. (Noemi) Parsons of Fort Dix, NJ and Jennifer L. Parsons of Houston, TX and her two great grandsons, Christian and Benjamin Parsons of Fort Dix, NJ. A memorial service will be held in her honor at a later date at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/10/2008 - 7/11/2008.
NICHOLS Laurence Richmond
Town of Southport Resident
Was a native Elmiran, born June 14, 1911, the son of the late Richmond C. and Ida M. (Piper) Nichols, died peacefully at his home on Tuesday, July 8, 2008, at the age of 97. In addition to his parents, Laurence was preceded in death by his wife of 71 years, Kathleen, who died just two short years ago, October 27, 2005. His brother, George Clark Nichols in 1926; son, Dale Albro Nichols in 1993; sister, Thelma A. Nichols in 1906, also predeceased him. He is survived by his son, Calvin Nichols of Farmington, NY; daughter and son-in-law, Marlene and Fredrick Nagle of Freedom, NY; granddaughter, Joanne (Eugene) Rutkofskie of Knightdale, NC. For 40 years Laurence was a dedicated employee of Moore Business Forms. He was a faithful member of the Pennsylvania Avenue United Methodist Church and member of the AARP. He loved gardening in the family owned greenhouses and was fascinated with beekeeping. Laurence was a dedicated father who will be greatly missed. Family and friends are invited to call at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Ave., Elmira, NY on Friday, July 11, 2008, from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. Funeral services honoring his life will follow the visitation. (2 p.m.) The Reverend Mark Erway will celebrate Laurence's services. Interment will follow in the Elmwood Cemetery, Caton, NY where Laurence will be laid to rest with his beloved Kathleen. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be directed to a charity of one's own choice. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/10/2008.
NOBLES - Mary E. Goodreau
Mary E. Goodreau, 84, of Douglassville, formerly of Wellsboro, died Monday, July 14, 2008 at home where she resided with Chris Goodreau, her son. She was born Aug. 6, 1923 and lived in the Wellsboro area until relocating with her spouse to Douglassville in 2001. She was the daughter of Harvey and Florence Shafer Nobles. She is survived by three sons, Michael (Velma) Goodreau of Wellsboro, John (Anne) Goodreau of Drums, Chris Goodreau of Douglassville; sister, Bonnie Robenstine of Atwater, Ohio; seven grandchildren, Jennifer Humenik, Stephanie Wertz, Kelly Quinn, Lauren, Sarah, Justin, and Amanda Goodreau; and six great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, LaRue Goodreau; a son, Harvey Goodreau; and a great granddaughter, Samantha Wertz. Plans for a private memorial service are being made. Contributions in her memory may be made to the First Baptist Church, 25 Central Ave., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901, where she had been a member. Wellsboro Gazette - July 17, 2008
OHRUM - PLAYFOOT, Jane Ella
87, of Toccoa, GA, died Thursday, July 3, 2008, at the Clary Care Center, Toccoa. Born December 14, 1920 in Harrisburg, PA, she was a daughter of the late Lee and Martha May (Arnold) Ohrum. On September 10, 1945, she married Ralph Edward Playfoot, who predeceased her on November 18, 2006. Mrs. Playfoot was a member of the Toccoa First Baptist Church and was a homemaker. Surviving are a daughter, Ruth E. (Harvey) Hoffman, Toccoa, GA; a son, Dr. Donald E. (Lori) Playfoot, Mt. Joy, PA; and a granddaughter, Joy Playfoot (Andrew) Bundy, Elizabethtown, PA. Friends may call Wednesday, July 9, 2008 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. at the Hess Funeral Hom and Cremation Service, Collins Chapel, Galeton, PA. Funeral Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. with the Rev. Sam Bundy officiating. Interment will be in West Hill Cemetery, Galeton. Memorial contributions may be made to the Toccoa First Baptist Church, Toccoa, GA 30577.
Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/5/2008.
OTT - NISSLER, Pearl Ott
Age 99, of 389 Cleveland Ave., North Hornell, died at her home on Tuesday morning, July 22, 2008. She had been a resident of the Village since 1934. Pearl was born in the Town of Candor, NY (Germany Hill) on November 8, 1908, the daughter of Charles Ott and Nellie Ulrich Ott. She attended Cortland Normal School graduating in 1928 and then taught in Elmira Heights for two years before moving to Hornell. She later continued her education at Cortland and was awarded a Baccalaureate degree in Education in 1956. She taught in the North Hornell School beginning in 1947 and retiring in 1964. She was a lifelong member of the Methodist Church and served the church in many capacities. She was a lifetime member of the Federated Garden Clubs of New York and always raised flowers and vegetables in her garden. She married Louis F. Nissler of Elmira at the Oakwood Methodist Church in Elmira Heights in 1932; he predeceased her in 1969. She was also predeceased by two brothers, C. Frank (Esther) Ott of New Paltz and Joseph (Julia) Ott of Owego. She is survived by a daughter, Katharine (Howard) Andres of Lancaster, NY; a son, Charles Nissler of North Hornell; two granddaughters, Kristin Andres of West Chatham, MA, and Suzette (Barry) Phillips of East Aurora; two great-granddaughters, Seneca Phillips, age 10, and Celia Phillips, age 8; also nieces and nephews. Calling hours are from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m., Thursday at the Bishop & Johnson Funeral Home, Inc., 285 Main St., Hornell. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m., Friday at the Hornell United Methodist Church, with the Rev. Marian Luce officiating. Interment will be in Rural Cemetery, Hornell. Those wishing may contribute in her memory to their favorite charity.
Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/23/2008 - 7/24/2008
Edward L. Painter, Jr., 55, of Covington, died Friday, July 4, 2008 in Covington. Edward was born Aug. 20, 1952, a son of Edward L. and Barbara Ayers Painter. He had been employed by Deluxe Printing. Edward had been a member of the North American Hunting Club. His favorite pastime was salt water fishing. Edward is survived by a son, Edward L. Painter III of Liberty; a daughter, Courtney Painter of Maryland; one grandson, Killian; his mother, Barbara Newburn; brothers and sisters, Keith Painter, Danny Painter, Lynn Paup, Lori Pierce, Tammy Painter, Donald Lee Slingwine, Steven Slingwine, and Robin McClincy, and a stepmother, Patricia A. Painter of Downingtown. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward L. Painter in 2000. Services will be private. The Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory and Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, is assisting the family.
F. David Pennypacker, age 66, of Milledgeville, Ga., died at his residence Saturday, May 31, 2008. A memorial service has been scheduled for Saturday, July 19, 10 A.M., at the First Presbyterian Church, 130 Main St., Wellsboro. Rev. Franklin Helt will conduct the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials in his name may be made to the Wellsboro Community Foundation, F. David Pennypacker Scholarship Fund, 114 Main St., Wellsboro, Pa. 16901.
SAMUEL R. PIFER
Samuel R. Pifer, 21, of Marshall, N.C. died on Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at Geisinger Medical Center following an accident. Sam was a resident of Galeton, before moving to North Carolina in 2005. He was a graduate of Galeton High School, class of 2005. Sam worked at Borg Warner in Asheville for the past two years. He is remembered as a "bright light" among his family, friends, and acquaintances and left an impression on all he met. He was a gifted drummer, having studied in Ghana, Africa for a month shortly after graduating. He was also a natural comedian, keeping his family and friends laughing just by being himself. He is survived by his mother and father, Steve and Lore Pifer of Galeton; sisters, Autumn and her husband Justin Harter of Galeton, Erika and her husband Jerry Schilling of North Carolina; his grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Heers of Wellsville, N.Y., and Rev. and Mrs. Walter Pifer of Wellsboro. Donations in Sam's name can be made to the Gale-Fest, in care of Marla McIllvain, Citizens and Northern Bank, Wellsboro, Pa. 16901 Sam, you are the man, and you changed all of our lives forever.
PLOUSE Robert F. Sr. "Dutch"
Age 59, of Elmira, NY, died on Saturday, July 19, 2008, at his home, surrounded by his family. Bob was born on June 29, 1949 in Sayre, PA. He was the son of the late Leroy and Margaret (Lydic) Plouse, Sr. Bob attended the East Smithfield School, and was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in Germany during the Vietnam War. While in the Army he was a communications lineman. After his service to his country, Bob worked for General Electric, Trinity Foundry, Agway, and most recently as a maintenance man for the department of Buildings and Grounds for Chemung County. Bob loved the outdoors; he was an avid hunter and liked riding four wheelers. He was a member of the Big Flats American Legion. Bob is survived by his loving wife, Sharyl D. (Murray) Plouse, whom he married on December 19, 1981; his sons, Robert F. (Tracy) Plouse, Jr. of Hubert, NC, and Brian Wayne (Jennifer) Plouse of Ft. Bragg, NC; his daughter, Brenda Sue Luda of Centerville, OH; his granddaughter, Ashley Marie Plouse; his brothers, Leroy Plouse, Jr. of Sayre, PA, Vine (Sally) Plouse of Waverly, NY, Bill (Brenda) Plouse of Gillett, PA, Don (Linda) Plouse of Gillett, PA, and Ernest (June) Plouse of Sayre, PA; his sisters, Marion Clark of Corning, NY, Grace Lee of Columbia Crossroads, PA, and Jennifer (Gary) Schrader of East Smithfield, PA; along with several nieces and nephews. His parents, and his sister, Edith Frisbie, preceded Bob in death. Family and friends are welcome to call from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23, 2008, at the Roberts Funeral Home, Inc., 279 Main Street, Wellsburg, NY. The funeral service to honor Bob's life will be held at 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home with Rev. James Carr officiating. The Chemung County Honor Guard will give Military Rites at the funeral following the service. Memorial contributions may be made in Bob's name to the Bath VA Medical Center, 76 Veterans Ave., Bath, NY 14810; or to Bob's family at 3374 Lower Maple Ave., Lot 170, Elmira, NY 14901, to help defray the funeral cost. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/21/2008
PROCTOR Olivia Sue
Infant daughter of Jeff and Kelly (Gush) Proctor of Elmira, NY, died
on July 2, 2008 at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. Survivors include her parents; sister, Gracie Proctor of Elmira; grandparents, Sandy Gush Bjorvand, Phil Gush and Anne Proctor, all of Elmira; great-grandmothers, Millie Santucci of Horseheads and Marie Gullo of Elmira; uncles, Bobby (Jackie Herrick) Proctor, Steven (Sunsi) Proctor, Kevin (Julie) Proctor, Dain (Courtney) Reese and Jeffrey Gush, all of Elmira; along with several cousins. Services for Olivia will be held privately and at the convenience of the family. Arrangements have been entrusted to the James D. Barrett Funeral Home. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/4/2008 - 7/5/2008.
PROBST Glenn L.
Age 64, of Elmira, NY, died on Monday, June 30, 2008 at St. Joseph's Hospital. He was born on May 1, 1944 in Elmira, NY to the late Leroy and Caroline (Peet) Probst. He was predeceased by his brothers, James and Donald Probst and sister, Sandy Starliper. Glenn is survived by his longtime companion, Ida Sackett and family of Elmira; brothers, Kenneth (June) Newman and Ronald Probst, both of Albuquerque, New Mexico, and Robert Probst of Lakeland, FL; sisters, Marjorie (Keith Seymour) Seamon of Beaver Dams, NY and Mary (Jean Ayers) Probst of Hagerstown, MD; along with several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service for Glenn on Monday, July 7th at 1 p.m., at the James D. Barrett Funeral Home with Pastor Matthew Pickering officiating. Interment will take place at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/5/2008.
REESE Hannah Luvina
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., March 4, 1931, Pg 4
Mrs. H. Luvina Brooks, aged 63 years, died Feb. 24, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Nathan Naylor, at Gang Mills, after an illness of six months. She was born in Charleston Township, Sept. 21, 1867, daughter of Sarah M. Smith and William B. Reese, and spent most of her life in Morris Run. She was married to James Brooks who died six years ago in Barnesboro, PA. Three years ago Mrs. Brooks removed to Corning to make her home with her daughter. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Mrs. Brooks is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Naylor and Mrs. Thomas Hall, of Barnesboro; four brothers, Marvin Reese of Wilcox, PA and Henry, John and Floyd Reese of Elmira; one sister, Mrs. Minnie Rice of Chicago; nine grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Interment at Barnesboro on Friday.
ROOT Arthur P.
Wellsboro Agitator - March 3, 1948
Arthur Root, aged 71 years, retired farmer, died Feb. 13. He was born at Spencer, N.Y., March 31, 1876, and died at his home near Farmington, Del., after a long illness. The funeral was held at Milford. Rev. Wm. McDaniels and Rev. Littleton, pastors of the Church of the Brethren, officiated; burial in the St. John's Cemetery, at Greenwood. Mr. Root is survived by his widow, Mary E. Root; one daughter, Mrs. Katherine Adams, of Milford; six sons, Charles Root, of Binghamton; Pat Root, of Chester, Pa., ; Wilbur Root, of Greenwood, Del.; Ralph Root, of Baltimore, Md.; George and Harold, of Milford; and eight grandchildren. Also surviving are two brothers and one sister, William C. Root, of Ithaca, N.Y.; Wesley J. Root, of Middlebury Center, and Mrs. Nina Goodwin, of Endicott. Mr. Root was a resident of Wellsboro and vicinity for many years before moving to Delaware.
Wellsboro Agitator, Tioga, PA - Wed., June 5, 1929, Pg 1
William Root, aged 84 years, a veteran of the Civil War, died Sunday [6/2/1929] at his home on Charleston St. where he had resided for about five years. Before removing to Wellsboro he had resided at Niles Valley for about 30 years, and before that at Newfield, NY. Mr Root served during the Civil War in Co I, 179th Regt., NY Vol., and was a member of the Red Men's Lodge at Niles Valley. He is survived by his wife and four children, Arthur of Stokesdale; William of Ithaca, NY, Mrs. Perry Short of Endicott and Wesley Root of Niles Valley. The funeral will be held this morning at 10 o'clock; burial at Newfield, NY.
SALERNO - CHOLLET, Sylvia S.
Age 89, of Appleridge at Bethany Village and formerly a longtime resident of 23 Hilltop Rd., Port Washington, NY, died Thurs., July 17, 2008. She was born Sept. 18, 1918 on Long Island, NY, the daughter to the late Salvatore and Vera (Stromburg) Salerno. She is survived by her devoted husband, Louis Chollet; sons, Gary (Bonnie) Chollet of Elmira, NY, Ray (Barb Wright) Chollet of Lincoln, NE; half brother, John Salerno of Florida; daughter-in-law, Sue Chollet of Peterborough, NH; grandchildren, Chris Chollet, Becky Chollet, Michelle (Marc) Spar, Danielle (Jack Unrue) Chollet, Marc Chollet, Derek (Heather Hostetter) Chollet, Cadi (Mike) Thyne, Porter Chollet, Eric Wright; great-grandchildren, Morgan Spar, Lucas Chollet Hostetter, Sam, Jack, and Annie Thyne. She was also predeceased by her oldest son, Richard Chollet of Peterborough, NH; and sister, Vivian Van Sise. Mrs. Chollet received her RN from Flushing Hospital in Flushing, NY, and Master's in Education from SUNY Oneonta. Sylvia was a retired school nurse and director of health services with the Port Washington Public School System. She was a past member and director of the Sunday school program of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Port Washington, NY. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Family and friends are invited to attend a service in celebration of her life on Sat., July 26, 2008, at 11:00 a.m. in Appleridge at Bethany Village, 3005 Watkins Rd., Horseheads, NY, with her friend and Pastor of Our Saviour's Lutheran Church in Port Washington, NY, the Rev. Dr. Charles R. Vogeley officiating. Family and friends are further invited to attend a time of fellowship at Appleridge immediately following her service. Those wishing may remember Sylvia with memorials in her name to Our Saviour's Lutheran Church, PO Box 848, 12 Franklin Ave., Port Washington, NY 11050, or the The Fresh Air Fund, 633 Third Ave., 14th Floor, New York, NY 10017, (800) 367-0003 or www.freshair.org. Arrangements with Barber Funeral Home, Horseheads, NY. Published in the Star-Gazette from 7/19/2008 - 7/22/2008
SHARP Bernard L.
Age 50, of Elmira, NY. He was born February 4, 1958 in Cleveland, OH, son of Benjamin Hardaway and Constance Lane, and died Monday, June 30, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center. He was predeceased by his father; and is survived by his children, Dion Nelson of Elmira, Brandy Nelson of Elmira, and Briana Sharp of Big Flats; grandchildren, Alajha Nelson, Jajuan Rentas and Zaire Jarrett; mother, Constance Walker of Elmira; sisters, Alicia Walker of Hartford, CT, and Catherine Walker of Elmira. Bernard was formerly employed as a chef at the Elmira Country Club. Family and friends are invited to visit Walter J. Kent Funeral Home, 858 Lake St. at Washington Ave., Elmira, on Tuesday, July 8th, from 1 to 2 p.m. His funeral and committal services will follow at 2 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2008.
SIMON - MARY SIMON KELL
Mary Simon Kell, died Friday, July 4, 2008 at Broad Acres Health and Rehabilitation Center, Wellsboro, where she had resided since November, 2007.
Mary Simon Kell was born on June 6, 1913 in Lock Haven, the daughter of Representative Joseph A. Simon and Mae Simon. She graduated from Lock Haven High School in 1929 and attended and graduated from Lock Haven State Teacher's College in 1933. She was employed by the Keystone Central School District as a secondary English teacher. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Jack Terry, and her husband of 34 years, James J. Kell; a son, Joseph Kell; and grandson, Scott Gordon also preceded her in death. She is survived by sister Ruth Simon Boyd of Huntington, W.Va.; daughters, Pamela Terry Gordon of Ponte Verda Beach, Fla., Joan Kell Berresford, (William) of Mansfield; grandchildren, Daniel Kell of Hawaii, Amanda and Jessica Kell of Harrisburg, Andrea (Ivan) Mulligan, Heather (Matthew) Thomas of Johnstown, Jennifer (William) Eidenire of Canton, Ga.; great grandchildren, Ian and Andrew Mulligan, Owen Thomas, Ericka, William, and Amanda Eidenire. Mary was active in St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Millbrook Playhouse, Highland Cemetery Board, the Clinton County Historical Society and numerous other community organizations. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Paul's Episcopal Church, the Millbrook Playhouse, and the Ross Library, through the Yost/Gedon Funeral Home, 121 W. Main St., Lock Haven Pa. 17745. Visitation was held Monday, July 7, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Yost-Gedon Funeral Home, with the funeral at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Tuesday, July 8 at 10 a.m. with the Reverends William Lawbaugh and Rowena Gibbons officiating.
SPACE William T.
Age 64, formerly of Horseheads, died peacefully at home Monday, the 30th of June, surrounded by his loving family. For thirty six years, William was the beloved husband of Jean (Huntley) Space. He was the loving father of David Brown of Livonia, Robyn Griffiths of Martville, Jammie Space of Volkel, Shawn Space of Horseheads, and Sandra Space of Elmira. William was also the proud grandfather of Caitlin, Sarah and Corey Brown, Jessica and Cody Griffiths, and Stephen, Samantha and Nathan Space. A graduate of Cortland High School, he retained employment as meat manager for multiple supermarkets in Cortland, Ithaca and culminating at Miniers of Big Flats. For William, work was just the means to fuel his true passion, being a dedicated husband and father. He will be remembered most for his unyielding generosity and commitment to his family. A memorial service will be held Sunday, July 6th, at 1 p.m. at the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., 1050 Pennsylvania Avenue, Elmira. In lieu of flowers, the family requests contributions be made to Southern Tier Hospice and Palliative Care, 11751 East Corning Road, Corning, NY 14830, so others may benefit from their loving presence and service. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/2/2008.
Richard T. "Dick" Spiesman, Sr., age 82, of Wellsboro, died on Saturday, July 5, 2008. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 19, 2008 at 3:00pm at the Carleton Funeral Home, Inc., Wellsboro.
STEPHENSON Bruce H.
46, of Owego, formerly of Lowville, NY, died at his residence Monday, June 30, 2008. Survived by his wife, Suzanne J. Stephenson, Owego; his children, Kimberly and Jennifer Lobdell, Rochester, Mathew and Juliann Stephenson, Pine City, NY, Tamie Stephenson, Copenhagen, NY, and Emma Stephenson, Owego; parents, Herbert and Ann Stephenson, Lowville, NY; brothers and sisters and their spouses, Herbert III (Chip) and Beverly Stephenson, Scottsville, NY, Kristine Stephenson, Lorraine, NY, Joseph and Felicia Stephenson, Woodbine, NJ, Nancy and Joseph Jr. Pfeiffer, Boonville, NY, David Stephenson and his fiancee, Nicole Marianacci, Bloomfield, NY, Richard and Gabrielle Stephenson, Yorba Linda, CA, John and Tabitha Mathis Stephenson, West Lyden, NY; several nieces, nephews and cousins, aunts and uncles; his mother-in-law, Carol Battaglini, Endicott; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Christopher and Tamara Battaglini, Endicott, Lynne Battaglini, Albany, Nicholas and Cotilde Battaglini, Endicott. He was a 20-year employee of Chemung Contracting, Elmira where he served as a Project Superintendent, a former employee of Ciandro Construction, S.J. Groves Construction, and Kiewit Construction. He was an avid hunter, fisherman, trapper, and sportsman. He loved farming and being in the outdoors. The family would like to thank Broome Oncology, Lourdes Hospital, and Lourdes Hospice for the loving care provided to Bruce during his illness. A Funeral Mass will be offered Thursday at 10 a.m. from St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Owego, NY. Family will receive friends at the Allen Memorial Home, 511-513 E. Main St., Endicott, Wednesday evening, 6-8 p.m. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/2/2008.
STEVES Dale J.
66, of Gillett, PA, died Saturday, July 19, 2008, at Robert Packer Hospital following a brief illness. He was born July 28, 1941 in Elmira, NY, the son of the late Russell Steves and Kathleen Tenent-Soklowski. Dale served in the United States Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He was a member of the South Creek Lions Club. Dale was previously employed by Corning Concrete, General Electric, C.F. Evans Roofing and retired from The Elmira Star-Gazette. He is predeceased by his parents and his brothers, Maynard and Thomas Steves. Dale is survived by one son, Scott (Patricia) Steves of Sayre, PA; and one daughter, Dayle Lynn (Paul) Steves-Wright of Troy, PA; his grandchildren, Jenna Lynn King, Skylar Ward King, Allexa Rae King, Pamela Rumsey, Chuck Rumsey and Angela Rumsey; five great-grandchildren; his siblings, Gene Steves, Ronald (Sharon) Steves, Lois (David) Southard, Janice (Bob Brown) Halstead and Sharon Steves; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. Graveside services will be held Saturday, July 26, 2008, at 11 a.m. at the Montour Cemetery in Montour Falls, NY. Jay E. Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorial donations may be made in his name to the Lowery Funeral Home, Inc., 225 South Main Street, Athens, PA to be applied to expenses. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/23/2008
STURGIS Joseph R.
Age 62, of Covington, PA, died Sunday, July 13, 2008, at his home. Joseph was born June 14, 1946 in Elmira, NY, a son of Allyn and Ida (Preston) Sturgis. Joseph graduated from Canton High School, Class of 1964 as valedictorian, and from Penn State in 1968. He worked as a cartographer for Britannica Encyclopedia. Joseph was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He was a life master at playing Bridge. Joseph is survived by a sister and brother-in-law, Linda and Ron Bates of Painted Post, NY; stepfather, Gerald Parker of Liberty, PA; stepsisters and brothers-in-law, Joann (Jim) Black of Liberty, PA, Sheila (Joe) Guillaume of Liberty, PA, Sandra (Dennis) Hall of State College, PA., Jane (Barry) Hultz of Millerton, PA, Fern (Jerry) McNett of Canton, PA; an aunt, Mable deBruin of Canton, PA; one nephew, John E. Heffner, Jr. of Henderson, NV. In keeping with Joseph's wishes, there will be no services. Arrangements have been entrusted to Jacquelyn A. Buckheit Funeral Chapel, Crematory & Monuments, PC, 637 S. Main St., Mansfield, PA 16933. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/16/2008
TAYLOR George Arthur
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) - June 1, 1931
George Arthur Taylor, aged 56, died Friday at midnight at his home 434 Martin street, following a brief illness. Mr. Taylor was born at Wellsboro, Pa. on July 12, 1875, the son of John (s/b Reuben) and Harriet Mack Taylor. Mr. Taylor moved here in 1909 and during the period of his residence here had made many friends by whom he was held in the highest esteem. His wife who was Carrie Loughridge, preceded him in death in 1922. He is survived by the following children, Mrs. Harriet Shotwell of Detroit, Michigan and Harold Taylor, Mrs. Martha Hanville, George Taylor, Bertha Taylor, Francis Taylor and Jean Taylor, all of this city; also three grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. Alice Taylor of Elmira, N.Y. Funeral services will be held Tuesday, June 2, 1931 at 3:30 p. m. at the late residence, 434 Martin street, with Rev. E. C. Anderson, pastor of the Christian and Missionary Alliance Church, Pearson street, in charge. Interment will be in Graceland cemetery.
New Castle News (New Castle, Pennsylvania) - June 3, 1931
Funeral services for the late George Arthur Taylor were held Tuesday afternoon at the family residence, 434 Martin street, with Rev. E. C. Anderson of the Christian and Mission Alliance Tabernacle on Pearson street in charge. Duet selections were rendered during the service by Mrs. John Wink and Mrs. Avery Rigby. The pallbearers were Willis Majors, Charles Klingensmith, Leonard Lecomte, Armour Lecomte, Jay Sukler and John Turner. Interment was made in Graceland cemetery.
THRESHER Norman R.
Age 78, of Horseheads, NY, died Thursday evening, June 26, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. Norm was born October 7, 1929 in Sayre, PA, a son of the late Clayton and Ada Sherman Thresher. He served his country with the US Army, and worked at Westinghouse and later retired from Corning Inc. as an electrician in 2000. Norman is the co-owner of Emily's Florist. He loved the lakes, swimming, playing euchre and monopoly with his children, spending time with his grandchildren, and was an avid Mets fan. He survived by his wife, Patricia Gallagher Thresher of Horseheads, NY; his children, Linda Thresher of NC, Donna (Don) Donald of PA, Rhonda (Geroge) Menegus of NH, Joseph (Elaine Faivre) Thresher of Elmira Heights, NY, Joyce (Brad) Cole of Horseheads, NY; 13 grandchildren; brothers-in-law, Arthur and William Gallagher; and several nieces, nephews, cousins and a host of friends. The family will welcome relatives and friends to Sullivan's Funeral Home, 365 E. Franklin St., Horseheads, NY, on Monday, June 30, 2008, from 5-7 p.m. Mr. Thresher's Memorial Service will be held at the conclusion of hours. Norman's ashes will be buried at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/28/2008.
TRAVIS Donald R.
Age 58, died on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at St. Joseph's Hospital, Elmira. Donald is the son of the late Gordy and Loretta Harris. He is survived by children, Wendy (Ronald) Barrett, Jamie Russell and Sam Batrony, Connie Golden and family, Donald Vertoske and Dakota, Meghan Hart and children, Alaina Wakeman and children, Denise and family and Darren and family and grandchildren, Brandy, Joshua, Christina, Ron Ron, Brandon, Veronica, Brianna, Erick, Shania, Allison and Alexandria; several brothers and sisters; loving Aunt Diane and Uncle Barry and family, Uncle Fred and Aunt Kate. Mr. Travis worked for Totem Taxi for 35 years. His favorite things to do included camping, cooking, flea markets, bingo, OTB and football. Family and friends are invited to call at Olthof Funeral Home, Inc., on Tuesday, July 1, 2008, from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. A Funeral and Committal Service will be held at 6 p.m. Lay Pastor John Knapp will officiate. Burial will be private and held at the convenience of the family. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/29/2008.
TRIPP - ROSE, Nancy Melissa Tripp
Lifelong resident of Elmira
Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service to honor Nancy's life on her 90th birthday, Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Park Church, 208 West Gray Street, Elmira, at 10:00 a.m. The Reverend Wayne Gustafson will celebrate her services. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Olthof Funeral Home, Inc.
Died at home on Friday, May 30, 2008. There will be no calling hours. A memorial service will be held on her 90th birthday, Friday, July 11, 2008 at the Park Church. Nancy was born on July 11, 1918, the second daughter and last child of Frank E. Tripp and Fanny B. Miller. She is also predeceased by Bob (Stephen Roberts), her husband of 63 years, and her sister Mary (Mary Tripp Marks). Mother of four, she is survived by Stephen (Barbara Zaring) of Taos, NM; Frank "Turk" (Beth Cain) of Elmira; Harriet (Stephen Keller) of Eldorado Hills, CA; and Mary (Joseph Chilbert) of Riverton, NJ. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews including Howard Kimball, Polly Marks Smith, and Ted Marks. Nancy had nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren.A life-long resident of Elmira, Nancy's life was full of the things that made her happy. In 1936, she graduated from Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA where, she was quick to remind you, with a twinkle in her eye and a ho-hum expression on her face, she danced with JFK. Her attendance at Elmira College, where she studied photo-journalism, was diverted by her marriage to Bob in 1938. Her first job, as a reporter for her father's newspaper, was compensated with a check for $1.00, a sum her father thoughtfar too great.Nancy's list of loves included music, art, gardening, cards, parties, travel, home, riding on her father's boat, and much, much more. She had a keen eye for beauty, and her homes and those of her children benefited greatly as a result. Her mid-life was filled with time spent with family and a group of life-long friends. Later in life, Saturday afternoons were spent listening to the opera, and although macular degeneration robbed her of much of her eyesight, she was a voracious reader to the date of her death. Few things gave Nancy more enjoyment than winning twenty-five cents at the card table. Whether it was bridge with her close group of friends or a game of crazy eights or backgammon with one of her children or grandchildren, a win brought a smile to her face and a light to her eye. One of her favorite gestures at the table was to rub her thumb and index fingers together as if rubbing a dollar bill between them. She was so fond of playing games with her children that she kept a clear plastic bag filled with the money she had won from them.But as fond as she was of fun and games, and as priviledged as she was in her upbringing and good health, Nancy never forgot just how important Elmira was to her and her family. Never wishing to be in the spotlight, she gave generously and quietly to a number community enterprises, chief among which was the Clemens Center. Her love of the Center and her commitment to its success is legendary, and if there are those out there who feel they would like to send flowers or make a donation of some kind in her memory, please do so to the Clemens Center.Tough, fun, stoic, generous, loving, controlling, honest, practical. These are all words that fit Nancy to a T. And if there was one characteristic which stands out among them all, it was her honesty. You always knew where she stood. Whether it was how she felt about you, as a person, or what she thought of an idea, there was never any question about her take on things.Nancy's family would like to thank Southern Tier Hospice for the guidance and support they provided during the last days of her life. And we are especially grateful to the women who provided round the clock care for her over the past eight months. To Peg, Madeline, Sharon, Anna May, Mesina, Belva, Renie, Rosa, and Tina, Nancy's family would like to say that we are so grateful for your kind and skillful care. It made all the difference in the world to Mom and to us. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/10/2008. Interment: South Port Crematorium, Inc., Pine City,, NY
VOGEL - AURAND, Betty J.
Age 73, of Robie Street, Bath, NY, died Friday, June 27, 2008, at the Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira, NY. She was born in Cleveland, Ohio, December 10, 1928 the daughter of William and Alta Smouse Vogel. Betty was retired from Steuben County as the Secretary to the Democratic Commissioner of the Board of Elections. She was a member of the Avoca Baptist Church and the Encourager's. She was very loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband, Dean Aurand with whom she would have celebrated 53 years of marriage on July 2, 2008; two daughters, Wendy (Carl) Spady of Elmira, NY, and Sandy (John) Hmiel of Painted Post, NY; her grandchildren, John, Derreck, Corey, Jessica and Ryan. She was predeceased by her sister, Mary Howard. Friends may call on Tuesday, July 1st from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Fagan's Funeral Home in Bath, NY. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 2nd at 2:30 p.m. at the Avoca Baptist Church, with Reverend Curtis Parker officiating. Private graveside services will be held in Nondaga Cemetery, Bath. Published in the Star-Gazette on 6/30/2008.
VOLPE, ALEX W., Alex Wayne Volpe, infant son of Wayne and Dawn Robbins Volpe of RD1, Waverly, died August 23, 1987 at the Robert Packer Hospital. He is survived by his parents; two sisters, Julie and Beth Ann; paternal grandparents, Gerald and Patricia Volpe of Waverly; and maternal grandparents, Ray and Edith Robbins of Troy. Private funeral and committal services will be held at the convenience of the family with burial to be in Glenwood Cemetery, Waverly. Memorials may be directed to the obstetrical unit of the Robert Packer Hospital. (TGR Aug. 27, 1987)
VOLPE Gerald A. Age 72, died unexpectedly December 6, 2005. He was born January 19, 1933 in Port Washington, NY, the son of the late Alexander and Theresa Cozza Volpe. Gerald was a loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Patricia; son and daughter-in-law, Wayne and Dawn Volpe of Waverly; daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Mike LaDue of Athens, PA; granddaughters, Julie Volpe of Waverly, Beth Ann Volpe of Rochester, NY and Vanessa LaDue of Athens, PA; great-grandson, Michael Alexander Volpe and great-granddaughter, Carly Volpe; brother and sister-in-law, Richard and Pat Volpe of Chandler, AZ; sister and brother-in-law, Barbara and Albert (Phog) Allen of Horseheads, NY; nephews, Gregg Allen, Gary Allen and Richard Volpe; and niece, Terri Marchan. Gerald was also predeceased by his grandson, Alex Wayne Volpe. Friends are invited to call Friday, December 9, 2005 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. at the Luckner Funeral Home, 449 Park Avenue, Waverly, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Reverend William Coffas on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30 p.m. at Blessed Trinity Parish Saint James Church in Waverly, NY. Interment will be in Glenwood Cemetery in the spring. The family will provide flowers. Those wishing may direct memorial donations in Gerald's name to the charity of their choice.
WALMSLEY William G.
68, of S. Keystone Ave., Sayre, died at home with his loving and caring family at his side, Wednesday, July 2, 2008, following a courageous battle with cancer. Bill, as he was affectionately known by his family and friends, was born on August 6, 1939 in Sayre, PA the son of the late Phillip and Evelyn (Thompson) Walmsley. Bill proudly served his country with the US Army. A dedicated and hard worker, Bill was employed by Millbrook Bakery in Elmira and retired from Strohman's Bakery in 2002. He was a member of Sayre Christian Church, enjoyed hunting, spending time with his family and always looked forward to an outing to visit the casino. Bill is survived by his wife of 49 years, Mary (Nichols) Walmsley; daughters and sons-in-law, Debbie and Lee Henry, Cindy Townsand, Tina Walmsley and companion, Pete Dennison; Becky and Mark Williams; Barbara and Andy Forest; ten grandchildren, ten great-grandchildren; his sibilings, Phyllis and George Ulincy, Jack and Emma Walmsley, Rodney and Marge Walmsley; several nieces, nephews, and many friends also survive. Bill was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Charles "Dick" Walmsley. Family and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Service and celebration of his life on Monday, July 7th, at 4 p.m. at the Sayre Christian Church, with his pastor Rev. James Donahoo, officiating. A period of visitation and sharing memories will be held on Monday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the church. Memories and condolences may also be shared by visiting our website at www.tiogapointcremation.com. Memorial contributions may be directed to Guthrie Hospice or Bradford County Area on Aging in loving memory of William G. Walmsley. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/4/2008.
? EDWARDS Dorothea M.
Of Edgewood Dr., Horseheads, died after a brief illness Tuesday, July 1, 2008, at Strong Memorial Hospital. Her wishes were for a private Mass of Christian Burial to be celebrated in St. Mary Our Mother Church in Horseheads. Those wishing may also remember Dorothea with memorials to the Chemung Co. Humane Society and SPCA, 2435 St. Rt. 352, Elmira, NY 14903, or the American Heart Association, PO Box 3049, Syracuse, NY 13220. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/7/2008.
? MATHEWS Elsie N.
Age 85, of Stuart St., Horseheads, died unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident July 5, 2008. Elsie was predeceased by her husband, Alfred in 1995; her daughter, Judy Dozier in 1997; and sister, Ruth Johnson in 1988; brother-in-law, Howard Havens in 2008. Her surviving family includes her sons, John (Connie) Mathews of Liverpool, NY, James Havens of Horseheads, NY; grandchildren, Jeff (Karen) Dozier, Heather Allen, Jason (Anamarie) Mathews, Kay Mathews; six great-grandchildren; brother-in-law, Norman (Marion) Mathews of Horseheads, NY; sister-in-law, Norma Havens of Mecklenburg, NY; and nieces and nephews. Elsie was an active member of Calvary Baptist Church in Horseheads. She was a longtime employee of Hardinge Inc. where she worked in the accounting department and also as a switchboard operator. She was also a member of the Hardinge Women's Club. Family and friends are invited to call at the Barber Funeral Home, 413 S. Main St., Horseheads, on Thursday, July 10, 2008, from 2-4:00 and 6-8:00 p.m. Friends are further invited to call at the funeral home on Friday from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. when her service will take place at the conclusion of calling hours at 11:00 a.m. with her Pastor, the Rev. Jeremiah Ayers officiating. A private family interment will follow in Grove Cemetery, Trumansburg. Those wishing may remember Elsie with memorials to Guthrie Air, c/o Guthrie Health Care System, One Guthrie Square, Sayre, PA, 18840 attn: Resource Development or Calvary Baptist Church, 209 Gardner Rd., Horseheads, NY 14845. Published in the Star-Gazette on 7/8/2008.
? ROOT Sarah A.
Wellsboro Agitator - May 11, 1938
Mrs. Sarah Root, aged 83 years, formerly of Wellsboro, died May 3, at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Walter Youmans, at Ulster, Pa. The funeral was held Saturday; burial at Newfield, N.Y. She is survived by one daughter and three sons.